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Assistants in Corporation Coun
sel's Office Made Angry De
nials to Testimorry.
Alderman Downing Makes Sar
ca^tic Allusion to "PettJ
Larceny" in Police Re
-ntral fact of all the taethnony
,i( - the Bldarmanlc committaa
that three ilisnnssed pa
;o!l;..: essl ill* seeklm relnatate
Lni "f '''' :'->1M:U,t
curk of the Appellate Dlvlslon. where
?kslr casea were ptndlng, WhO ln turn
j.' their behalf the Aaatstant
Carporstlon Counsel about to rapraaant
,,? ' lt: aralnel them.
larnea J. Oreen, th.> court clerk. atter
WR_r,i sued the three polleenien for 1500 as
. res-aid for hb - mP">
-U-jd on $> He told the Munic'.pal
Court Judg? wbo trled hls case tbat he
OUKht to get H^*?.
??put I didn't want the money. he aald
t0.-. ti e jraaterday. "All I want
just us the committee ha.l adjourned
lor tha dar. inu. the alden ? mber
rushed Henry Crone, the Aaalataat ror-;
poration Counsel Involvad. A pnce or two
ahesd crf him plunged Wllliam McMur
uit | . , is representlni the Cer
ptraUoti i ouni ?' the invi -1
Haa Both, llvld with anger an.i excite
?jtnt, demanded thal Crone ,.e put on the
ftand Bt 01 ? They pttched Into Chalr?
man Carran and Emery R. Buckner,
counsel for th? committee, for the Impu
tation of u hy the te.-ti
mony agalnst the nami of a member of
the v'. Btaff.
The other i " ' iramlttee
wen fllli '? ""*'?"
rmanatini: from th> group just under tba
desk brought them back. and Alderman
Frank Powiinc. the mlnortty leader. sug
BBflted thal the committee reconvena to
hear to aay for blnv
self. Thla ~ aa done.
Involves Mr. Crone.
|_a whoh ti ouble aroai over a
the teatlmony ln On Municlpal Court
?uit. Mi Buckner quoted it to Brady, one
of th*- poUcemen mentioned, who waa ?
attaaaa, and to Oreen, and Crone, who
r.ar. li- t te i a.-k <.f the room, baard it.
"Come along*, 'Joe.'" Oreen had aald to
Brady. BccordlnV to tha record of the
trial. "we'll go .low to sei 'Harry' and
he wlll !.\ '
The "Harry" referred to was young Mr
Crone Thla waa Brady'a teatlmony ln
ajnaa i - ilt, but he aald yeaterdsiy the
stenogrn'.lnr moet have gol it vv
? bs >re he never aald euch n thing.
But the I Ich ttu k most ln ? ?
crop was Bueknar'a question, "Wai
the onlj caae m your exlstence In which
you wenl down to aee 'Harry'?"
Tbe JnnJot Aaaiatant Corporation Coun
k! called the tone ol thla unprofeaBional.
Bkjaaiated ??- i member of tha bar. that
Mr. Bucknet Oiould have referred to blm
with m'.ie respeot Tha teatlmony that
r,:.. - lown to see blm six tlmes,
takliip aJoi b one er two of tba petloamen
Bsaa-ag :? nent, to talh with him
Hout theh caae, and that be, tne clty's
repr. laead the
with them. did not dlsturb him half bo
mmh aa thi "tone" af Mr. Bucbner'a
He did, however, deny that Oreen had
come to see him about the caae of hiB
police frleadfl more than once or twla
Brady wa% with Oreen on obm occaalon,
he Baid. and he I Crone i told Brady thit
he did not stand a BbOW for reinetate
ment. He admitted he did not know the
detaila of the caae at th*- time, but he
baseil his predlctiofl on the fact that so
few pollcemen won relnstatement ln tbe
Another point made by Oreen he con
tradkted alao. < ;?s :i
lawyer. conetdered thal Oommlaaloner
I'ropsey, who had lismisaed the three po?
llcemen for (' r.tradlrtory teatlmony ln the
case of Captaln John F. Tappan. had no
rlght to try th?ir eaaea, batag atmsalf a
? oniplalnant agalnst them. The court
clerk aald he diBcusse.l thla point with
Crone and that Crone agreed with him.
Green'a "Feea" in Question.
"It's BOt true 1 didn't agree with him.
He didn't ask me tr. mentloo thiB point ln
my brlef or wlthhold lt V exclaimed
"Will you caii Mr Oreen'a tee*_aaeoy
to the attertion ot the Har Association?"
askod Mr. BOthnaa,
Mr. Crone demurred Ha didn't think
Mr. Green dlahonorabl4 though he con
tni him unrellabla, said he talkad
fiatar than he thought and snld things
I.? didn't BMan. He told the committee
bt wished lo eorreot any Impraaaion left
by prevtotiB teatlmony that he was an
Intlmate frtend of Oreen'a He know l.lm
r>n!y ln a caaual way, he said. Oreen
never had brouxht another poMoamaa to
ft him and waa not ln the hablt of
Ulklnic with hhn about police cas. a
Mr. Buekner, however, BOggeeted thal
teforc he bring charges of unprotesflonal
conduet agalnst othera Crone oonoidar
carefu'.ly th. ethles of hls own conduet
la the lr.atance at hand.
Of courne, what everybody wanted to
nnd out from Oreen was Just what he
did for the three pollcemen that he
bought entlth I him to 1600 or 11,500. Mr.
feacknei crlpt of testitnony ln
the U sult to refresh the
Intm i all the court clerk
*oalu admli > ? ? Id f"1 hla "''H
tnu" was to >ii..ft a petltion te Waldo and
th* Mayor asking their reinstatement.
BoMea of which they algned not he. Tbeaa
Petltlor,-. ao far M iiHciiVcr-'i.
never reached thelr deatlnatlon. He alao
"abBertd" the pollcemen, ao-n said.
Tba wltness, a man perbapa thirtf
flve yeiti-s old, clean shaTan, ahort and
atocky. had a decldedly narvo-a ma
and talked bo rapl lly thal Mr. B
told him hi would paralyae tbi taaogra
Hitr Confrontad with the evkteBce ot
hi? manlfold actlvHiea ln behalf of tbe
Babeemen tranacrlbed la hls suit to make
them pay him $.'"''. he found II hard to
axplain that he aeted ln an entlrely hattO
cent mannar. For metrnrfb Beoer-lag to
laatttnoay ln the Munlc ipal Court, he had
been actlve In behalf of the pottoecnea
durlnif July. AugUBt, Kepternber and Oc?
tober of 1911. and yet he nwore yeBterday
the numerous conference? he had ln all
thla time had aa an objwt merely the ln
dltlng of a formal petltion to Mayor
Osynor and ("ominlssloner Waldo.
It WhB to set a better idea how to write
thls i*?tltlon, he eald, that be vlHited
Henry irone at the Corporation Coun
Sel'B offlce rlx tlmes. on OOoaatOB Bpendlng
o??r an hour with hlrn. thoiiKh he did ad
; "U that he dlscussed the "justice" of the
Chaufifeur of "murder car,'* who sayg $2,000 was offered to hirri to
-;i\- nothing about Becker ca-c.
??? ? ? ' '" "" " " "".-I ?? ?
Harburger First Gets Package and Thinks It Infcrnal Ma
chine?Name of Rev. T. M. Chalmers Is Signed,
but He Denies Sending Books.
A little square packa*e, ttghtly bound
heavy for Its dimenslons. came
through the mall to Bheriff Harburger
Now, the Sheriff ls not much of a friend
of anarchtata: ln fact, on every poealble
OCCaaton he insists on their absolute de
struction. There was no name on the
package to tndlcate who aenl it. and
une and addreei of the Bherlff waa
wrltten itj .1 r, >t ettractlvi n_ndwrttlng.
"i em nol afraid ?.f aaybo !-"r?- ?
v .. ?-. renl propoaltion tl an arg
with a prlaeflghter etandlni on hla feel
elthough knocked out it waa the ele
? of myatery about that package thal
, tbe Sheriff, and made blm
.. and then think im.jn befori he
He fi u lij-'htiy. th- eontenta wei I
_r. Harburgi r pulled off a corni r
of the paper arrapplng "Booka," be
ejaculated Then he ezhaled bla
Brat time in Bve mlnutee. Then
th- "chlef peace offlcer of New Ifork
1'otinty" fell a r.-action, and with one
long rlp, be had the whole wrapper ofl
A new myatery oonironted blm. There
were ali ooplee <-f tbe New Teat-ment
However, there was not a word of e?
a drcular that was taclooed
book and, tieaded "A Bearch for
Atonlng Blood." Indlcated tbe aender to
be tbe Uev. Thomas II. Ch.Umers, of No.
a Central Plaee, Brooklyn
Ti.at did not mean anythlng to tna
Bherlff. who. never having read the New
declded to look it over to
eee lf he was naentloned in it anywhere,
, ?, ,!:.. By leai of th< eopy he took up
was wrltten the name "Jack" Roae. Then
a light dawned on Bherlfl Harburger.
He took up another, and that had wrltten
in lt the name B. Weber. The four other
case with Crone. He abaolutely dented
that be bad trled. as an offlcer Of the
court. to Influence judament ln the case
or to put preeaure on Crone
Mr Huckner brought out the fac. tnai
Qreen aithough he called hlmeelf a ape.
chd aeeretary of Juatlce Ingraham. had
no offldal relat.on to the judge except
that of aaalatant clerk of the court; Oreen
sald th. indge p-rmltud m? to prwtfj.
|a? so long aa he did not negtoet his
court dutles. Bo far. he said. he hadr.
eelved Ul for his aervlcea ln the. ca*e of
rrey, Brady and Walah. tho three po
licemen ln questlon.
?IMdn't you feel." e~ked Alderman Rob?
ert Downteg, -that in sulng tor %M and
?ettllfig for $16 you were lowerlng your
protmBBB-al atandlng? Kind of petty
laroeny, waan't Iti"
la ex-minlna George T. iray and Jo
MD_ i; Brady. two of the poUeemen. Mr.
, ckner toid them that 00 mattor what
by aald. they would bare nothlng to
ieaiunleaethey perjured tbetoaelTee. He
?.?.? ,be transcrlpt of tes.imony ln tbe
^untdpal Court caae in auizzlng tbem
l ,, seems that Brady lntro.ua
, ' B__r and Walah to Oreen and that
TbZZX** Snr- 99+ other for
a good many yeara. They looked upon
loM the .ommlttee he re.arded the aer
vices mlghty dear at the pnee.
nStaremi tooh Mm down to eee
r?. : ???. They alldenled that they
. rta_a_ with the idea of ob
, ,-. s were coming up.
, ,ln.t remember that one ol *?
,,mn had sald be would kl
:;?,,.; 11 ba wasn't rematated, but
Oreen did. __________
STEERAGE BUSINESS OROWS
Since January 1 216,996 More Paswn
gggg Have Arrived than Last Year.
AOOOrdlng to the flgures kept by the
%Ktt_m*B?ftr the current year BbOW
,h_ . to H'tobor 2b 99.1* alhns have
Lrrtra- ln this port. Tbe montbly record
l , lt that >).023 ateerace p^mmgorn ar
?i, , f.ini October i to Octobei
i'or tb correspondlng period of U11 U?M
illens arrlved. The advance booklng rec
orltoVent over from BngHah and Con
tmental ports Indlcate a bla Inlluy of im
migranta for November and December.
ropies had nanies 111 th> m too; they were
Loutfl HoaenberB. Phlllp Davldaon, Sam
nel Ifrhepps und Harry HoroWttB.
"TheM ar<> in.-.ini for tha men mlxed
up in the Hoatnthal case,1' said ti.'
Bherlff, "and th.- rnen who killed 'Jack
Zelig." Then |." sent his faithful "l?."i
to th.- Toaaba to hav- the booka dellvered
to th-: men lor whom th.-y w. re latended
"Harry Vallon an.i 'Dago' Prank will feel
Bllghted ni not getting one. remarked
Two or thrc- pagi I I B-! I I ? n turni d
....i- r..r th.- attentlon ot the pi
One passage from St Luke read: "lf
any man come t.. He and hate nol hla
father, ami mother and wlfi and ehll?
dren and bretbraa and Butara, yaa, m i
i.ih ..wti life alao, ii.- cannot ba Hj dla
? li.ie." Thla paaaaga frum Bl Hatthew
... marki d: "Thi n dl l th<
. and i '.if' '? d Him, and, others
amote Him wltk t:,.- i ilma of tbelr
The Rev, Thomai U ' I almi ra, who
was Boppoead t<> hav forwarded the
et ,,f tba New Teatament, appai
irituai comfort t" tha
gunmen and thelr alliea <>r f
of proselytlng. ? connected with
t!,. Jewlsh Bvangelixation Bociaty ot
N.-w Torfc City. AbOUl IWO and a half
reara aro ha 'applted to Mayor Oaynor
f,.r a lic naa to anabla him t.< j.r.-a. h hla
evangellsation doctrina in aectiow "f tha
city that w.-re populated by Jewa
Oaynor turned down tha appUcatlon and
wrote a letter to Mr. Chalmera ln which
be asked: "Was not th.- NeW Teatament
niso wrltten enUrely bj Jewar' Tha
Mayor also ask.d; "How many Jewa hav
;. .,u converted so far?"
At his home last night Mr I'halmer
v;,-.i he did oot aend th- booka and kn-w
nothlng at aii about them.
COLONEL GUARDED OM TRIP
Satisfied Whether He "Serves"
or Not, He Declares.
Ac. ompanied by two Burna detectlvee
anu "Jim" Amo.s. hls body s-rvant, Oolo- i
nel RooBevelt left Oyater Bay at 4 II
.,'clock yeaterday on his i.nvate ear, whl.li ,
was run a* a special Irom lamalca to the
Pennsylvanla Btation, wln-re. the colonel
tOOk a cloaed automobile and went to the ,
home of I?r. Alexander Lamhert, No
Kast 31st street. for dlnnei
"We have already won," said the colo?
nel. "Whatever the result of tlie ballot la
the Progre.Bsivi party hns heen founded
and put upon a lasting b.iMs."
He said it was immaten.il what part he
played "ln the return of ihe government
Into the han.ls of the peopli
"ir i am able to serve." he aadd, "that
is BUf-dent. if anotbat can aarva better
that ls equally satisfactory."
Before leerlng Oyater Bay ''oionei
Rooaevell dlctatad for two hours a reply
to Oovernor YVilson'fl Madison Square Oar
il?n Hpeech. In which he ebarged that the
I>emociatlc candidate falled al.soluteiy to
take a. tion against monopolies Incorporat
,.] ander the lawa of New Jertiey when ba
could have done bo bv m.-ans of a fliendly
BepublUan Benate '"nl a I.emocratle
The colotK-l has deellned Inv Itatlor.a to
rpeak at Hiooklyn, BuffalO and various
other places, but wlll he heard at Mlneola
on Monday nfte-rnoon, and possibly at
Huntlngton, to... Monday evenlng he will
BPaak at Oyater Bay.
It was f:40 o'clock before Colonel Hoose
velt left Dr. Lggabart/a home for the Oar
oen. The erowd al M.'.dis m av-nue arul
27th ar,ii 2>;th strcets Lt lOOOB wh.-n his
closr-d automol.ile wenl through tba pO
]:..- Unea. The fctm at tba :'Tth Btreet
cntrance was terrillc.
Among tho?e who met the candidate at
Dr. Lambert'a were Oeorge W. Perkins.
Senator Dlxon. W. H. Hotchklss and
Timothy Woodruff. They came to Osatfer
with the colonel about tba last few para
graphB of hls reply to Oovernor Wilson's
Colonel Boosevelt slmok his lic.id In
anger when he was asked before enter
lng ihe Garden If there vvus to he any at
tumpt to outdo the Wilson demonstratlon
,?f Thursday night.
?'No. no! I hope not. It is ridimilotis:
Rldlculeuar he anapped. "1 de bopa they
wlll try to stop lt. You notlce that I trled
to do lt Wednes.tay night Hy Oeorge, It
ls foollBh. It doesnt brlng votes, y0u
M1NTYRE OUliS AS
(onllnued from flrst p?ge.
agreed tbe record would not warrant a
Mr. Wbitman continues to receive
anonymoua letters, many of them
threatenlng. One of them was turned
over to Detectlve "Al" Thomas, of the
Dlatrlct Attorney's staff, yesterday. J
The detectlve waa worrtod by lt, but lt
created no more effect on his chief j
than any other anonymoua letter of
thi BOoreo that have been sent to him
Blnce he began the investigation of
The letter aaid that four gunmen
from ChlcagO, one of whom was mlnus
a left ear, would arrive at the Grand |
Central al I o'dock thls afternoon, and
advlaed the Dlstrict Attorney to be on
band wltb a squad of detectlves to ap
From Hia Friend, Dutch.
The letter, whlch was poorly spelled.
was c opled by Thomas and given out. |
New York. Oet. 29. 1912.
I""'" Blr. . ,, , . , -
Mi VVhittman: Just a few llnes to let
you know that there is l Gunmen coming
bvei he_re from Chlcago on Kriday. and
e< ch one ol them la goina to get U.u""
n.llar- to put you out of th- Whay, now
Mr U'hittman as 1 had fallen out with
the men, I thought 1 would get even on
them by l-tttng you know so you can oe
on the looh oui after them. baturday;
; ,,k ln the afternoon they will arlve at
the Orand Centrel Btatlon one ot the men i
...... ear missina hla left one lf you
in walklng with 3 oth-rs Jiist|
grab them and serch them eee what you
will Hnd on them, now i wlll lei >o
know where we are to meet after tn->
gei heare we are suasopoaed to go ovei |
to So Chrlatlc Bt Clty an oplum
.1, Inl aml frame every thlng up there. ;
No ' Ihrletle Bti Room i Bral Boor ?
fronl pl. ase donl raid the Oplum Jolnt
BS 1 iitii the iwes, and tor tlpplng you
ofl i w.mt you to let me run as a reward.
no? -..u paj special attentlon to thls
l.tt.-r as it || BtrlCkly on the level. Init.h
thal is mi nlch name. Oood luck to you.
Mr Whltman laughed at his de
tectlve'a feara, but conaented to his
taklng the precautlona the sieuth urged
when Thotnaa potatod out that it waa
the tltst of the anonymoua letters to
contain detalla The number of the
ln Chryatle street appeared ln
the orlglnal letter, and a wateh has
),.< n m I over the place
Informatlon was received by l>i?
;.-,, | Attorne) Whltman yeaterdajr that
a iieutenant >t pollce was following ln
Becker'a footatepa and was in partner
Bhlp With a well known Tenderloin
R mblei in ., gammg house ofl Broad?
Ti..- f.i. t thal be was taformad of the
ii. un. ? of the lleutenant, hla allaged
gamblcr partner'a name, ihe addreaa
of the houae and other detalla so im
preeeed the Dtetriel Attorney that he
turned the case over to one of bla as
ilstanta, who has cbarge of aucb mat
The i ilatrli l Attorney expecta to take
up the pollce grafl investigation early
ml . r lt will not be a surprise
; . n.vpe, tors and a civlllar.
? ihe department are ra
Al preaenl Mr. Whltman la Inveetl
gatlng a atory that Loula Bhaplro was
. , ,., . |2,00<l by aa emlaaarj of "the
: t to tl Btlfy against Lletiten
. . Becker Bhaplro himself waa the
n inl He said thal whlle he was
ln the Tomba be waa offered the sum j
named to Btlcfc to his orlginal atory
thai he oould not Identlfy any of the
four gunmen, an.l above all n<>t to
I. |? . i thal he had heard one of then.
?.-,>?, "It is all rlght. It wlll be a clean
gcUway. Becker haa all the cope
'Anothei atory that was brought to
the attentlon <>f Mr. Whltman yeeter
,.. \..,.; thal b poib-e Inapector has
been buay trytng t<> bolater up "Jack"
BulUvan i Btory thal aa attempt on the
llfe of "Rachey" Braunatoln was piot
ted by Weber, Vallon and Boae two
montha before Itoeenthal was slain.
Thla was the story Stilllvan ls sald to
have trled to tcll t,. the jury that <rn
% i, t. ,i Becker.
Mr Whltman heard that thla lnopec?
toi has been golng to Tenderl.-ln gam
|,1? is and ordeHng them not |0 permlt
'??Rachey' Hraunsteln to p'.ay ln their
until be 'came across,"" and
contradlcted Sulltven'fl story.
A*curioua commentary on this phaae
of developmenta is that a well known
playwrlght last night also braaded
Bulllvan'a story of the piot against
Braunatoln aa faise. Bullrraa said he
took Hraunsteln from his home Lo the
Btoamar when he v.ent to Kurope last
Bprlng, The playwrlght sald It was he
who took Hraunsteln to the pler. 8ul
llvan, he added, waa not wlthln mtles
of Hraunsteln ut the time.
May Try Gunmen Together.
The trlal of the four gunmen wlll o,?
eupy at bast three weeks If they are
tn. .1 Beparately. Kormer Judge
Chariea Q, I*. Wahle at present in
tenda to try the eaaoa separately, but
he intimated ln a recent talk with the
Dlatrlct Attorney ihat he mlght move
for the trlal of all four together.
Though the flrst trlal. or the Jolnt
trlal, Il POt Tor Frlday before Juatlce
(JofT. lt is llkely that it wlll be ad
Journed to November 18. Rose. Weber,
Vallon and Schepps wlll be important
Wltneeaee for the people, and wlll be
releaaad when tho gunmen's caaes are
Hi.se is busy these daya ln hla cell
in the Waot Kide prlson wrltlng a hls
tory of his llfe, entltled "Twenty Years
Ahing Hroailway." Ho has already
wrltten about ten thousand words, and
intlicts the reading of lt, paragraph by
paragraph, on Bcheppa, Weber and Val
I'atrolman Wllllam Ferrick ramn
Into Judge Swann'a part of Oeneral
BeaotoM yesterday and entered a plea
Of not guilty to an lndlctment charg
Ing him with perjury growing out of a
raid whlle he was a member of*Beck
er's "strong arm" aqoad. He waa aus
pended by Commissioner Waldo.
NOT AFTER COALING 8TATION.
IV>r!!n. Nov. 1.?-The German Foreign
t xii, e to-day denles the report from Chlll
that the erulaer Brenien ts engaged in ex
ploilng and surveylng ln the Magellan
ptralts with a vlew to the acquUltlon by
CJormany of a ooaling statlon.
AFTER 22 MINU1ES
Controaed from first psge.
An lnstance of thls, he turnea to hls
well known fnlgetto ln alnvost h.s first
words, when he addressed hlmaelf to
"And you, my fellow cltlzens, my
fellow Americans?men and women of
New York?and Yonkers"?the last
two words ln that high pltohed trem
olo that only RooHevclt can do, with a
wave of hls hand toward the west Blde
of the Garden, where the Yonkera del
egation was seated.
Falaetto Bringa Houae Down.
Of course. it brought yell8 of delight
from the Yonkers people, and the whole
erowd enjoyed lt.
The colonel contlnued with hls speech
apparently without much effort. He
seemed to be able to speak more eaBlly
than he did on Wedneaday night, and
hls gestures, all with his left arm, had
all the Rooseveltlan vlgor. His right
arm hung llmply by his side, however,
nnd he was careful always to
It was more of a polltical Bpoech
than hls prevlous address, moreover,
and it waa noticaabla that before the
end of lt there were B scattering few
who made their way out, apparently
aaUafled with having seen the colone.
ln actloi again.
Hls speech ended the meetlng. aiul
the erowd melted out with Just a brief
cbeer for T. R. aa hc was hurrlod to
bbl waltlng automobile ln _7th Htreet.
Mr. Rooeevelt said:
Hr. chalrman and you. my fellOW cltl
/.. DS, my fellow Americans. men and
women Of New' Vork and Yonkers:
l have come here thls evenlng eapeclally
to Bpeak to |rou men and women not
merely ..f the city, hut of the State of
.\ew York, oi, behalf "f our Btate an.i
local tlcketa i wlsh y..u t.. remember
alwaya that thls Ih no apbemeral or tem?
porary movement. We have gOBB Into
thls movement maklng our appeal to all
good citisena, without regard te their
paat party afllllationfl, and with the reso
lute (ntention to make this b permanent
movement. and a movement which shall
deal not merely w-itn national but with
state and local affalrs. For, mlnd you,
friends. the evlls that affect our l.ple
are i ivtla which cannot ba deall with hy
any one branch of the government alone.
We can grapple with them only when the
national and state and mut.le.lpal govern
ments allke sre ln the hands of man
whose honesty ls ahOVB proof. and who
ktiow aiul understand and sympathlze
with tha needa Of the plaln people of the
country, of the men and women who
make up th<> bulk of our cltlzenehip.
At tho outac-t there are two things I
wlsh to say. ln the tlrst place, I wlsh to
ask all our cltizens of the Btate of New
Vork. and perticularly those of Brooklyn.
to bear with tne beeauaa I have not been
able to Baa them In person, to speak ln
peiaon in Brooklyn. In Buffalo and else
wbera through.nit tba state. I had ln
tended to make thls laat week one of
passlng through thls my natlve state, to
appeal to the state. to appntl to Its cltl
zenH ln every part Of lt Hut lt has been
Impoaalble for me t.. do so, and so I ask
my fellow cltlzens of all thB state to take
the wi.i for ti.e deed and to treal mj
Appeal for the state aiul local tlckcts thln
evenlng as an appeal made to aii our
iitizens for tha PrograealVB party
throughoul thla state
And the n-xt thing, friends, that 1
have t" it 1 vvish to aend a mea
sage of aympathy, In the name of al! of
us. Whlcfa I knOW v.ci will be Klad tO baVB
?enl Within tha last forty elght boura a
man holdlng the aecond hlgheal poaition
ln the land has i.n strlck?-n by death
aad I am aure l expreaa the f.-eiinw not
onlv of all of VoU h.re. but of OUT people
everywhere when I say that we were all
affected with aorrow an.i concern for th?*
death of the Vice-Preeldent; and ln your
name 1 shall nsk the chalrman of thla
meetlng to aend our most respectful aym
pathy to the atrlcken woman, tha wife
ol tha late Vice-Presldent, Mra Sherman
I have come her.- t.i speak for the I'ro
gresalve rauae tn th's Btate, and for the
Progresslve tlckel fr.>m top lo bottom.
and our cauae wlll not hav.- trlumphe.i
completely nntll we have niH.le it trtumph
ln the nation. ln the state. and then here
it. thls City nf N.-w Vork; and l ask that
the people of this country and of thls
state Judge us lot onlv bv .cir platfortn
of pr.nrlples, national and state. but by
the character of tha men whom we have
nomljvated to stand on our platform.
Pleasure to Speak for Straua.
It is naturally a pacullar pleaaure to
me to speak for my old an.i intlm.it. and
valued frlend, Oacar Straua, and l have
known Mr Straus l.-itlmately. I have
watthed hls work, cloae up. for man)
vi-; rs. \\ e hav- neVl r had a better dlplo
matle represeotative abroad than Hr.
Stra-ia was, and he flUed a poaition of pe
cuiiar difticuitv at Constantinople, and ha
niled H admlrably.
I do not think we ha\e had I BTlll
change the form of that aentenoe l know
w>' ni'vir ha.i any man at Constajitinople
who looked aftet the iiit.-r^'H not only
of Amerlca and American cltizens, but of
clvlllr.atloii better thun Mr. Straus.
And then ln my Cabtnet he occupled a
pecullarl. reaponalbla and dlillcult poaition.
b poBttlon which he iiiied to perfectlon.
foi he ahowed what ?n? a prlme necesait>
in that poaition that la tha power of
broad aympathy with all our people; the
determinatlon to do luatlce to blg men
nnd small men alike and then, not mere?
ly the determinatlon to do justice, but the
aympathy that enabled him tO do Justice.
He never Blnched from accepting any
responsibliity. he n< rei feered to under
take any duty, however, dlsagroeable, and
yt he flhoweil the broadeet human char
\et he ahowed the broadest human char
de.itlnK with tha many difflcult problemi
that of neoaaattf came to him Ami now,
frl?ndfl, we of New York eugbt to make
lt a matter of prlde to have our repre
BBntatlvea ln the atata ubvernmenl men
af the kind to whom wo can point wltli
prlde wherever wa travel ^n |hfa I'nlon.
When the question Of the nomination of
Judges came up ln thls state, I Btated
that sb regarda the judges, i did nol car
ln the leaet how thev stno.i ln referenee
to the candidatea of the ProgTOSBiVe party.
If they stood atralght for the prlnclplea i f
tho nngiaaalre party. i an obllged to
say tbat soma at least Of our candldates
for Judgea are my personal tTienda, Hut
1 am supportlntf them not ln the least
because of thelr attJtude toward me or
toward Mr Straus or any one else. I
am supportlng them because of thelr at
tltude toward the great fundamental
riuestlons with which gfl Judges th<-y BJTJ1
have to deni; and lf they were, evcrv
man of them, agalnal m.i paraonally but
ln good falth and beartlly for the prlnci
ples for which we Progresslves stand In
the Ju.lieliil planks of our platform-..
WOUld support them Just as beartlly. And
us UliiBtmlng the need of the klnd Of
Judlolal nomltiatlons we have made, and
of th? klnd of Judlclal platfonn we have
promulg).*?d In state and nation, I wlsh
to cal' >our attentlon to the appeal made
by s< me very worthy cltlzens on behalf
of tbe ?ptibllran nomlneea for the Court
of App- ila
Thls ls a rall lBsued hy a number of prom
Inent citl roa, axoellent men Mr. Choate,
Mr Root Mr. Ptarponl Morgan, Mr. Jaeoo
Kchiff-^ind a number of other very BfOBB
inent business men. promlnent lawyers,
college presldenta and others?good men,
accordlng to thelr llKhts, men ?Jie great
majorlty of whom are, I am sure, an?
tlrelv consclcntlouB ln the posltlon they
take, but men wl.o are fundamentall.v
Ignoraat ot the needa and Intereata of
nlneteen-twentletha of thelr fellow cltl?
zens of thls state ln thls Republlc. These
worthy cltlzens. some of them Repub
llcans and some of them Democrats, an
nounce that they wlsh preclsely the klnd
of bi-partisan bench which the Progres
Blve platform emphatloally condemns.
PersonaJly, the klnd of non-partisanshlp
I wlsh to see on the bench la that non
partlBanflhlp which ls keenly allve to the
needs ar.d convlctlons and fntlmate, high
deBir"S of the averaga plaln man and
olaln woman of thls country.
And, above all. friends. I wlsh to see
Judges put upon the bench who, whlle In
flexlble in thelr Independence and not to
be BWayed by any preeaure of any klnd
from tho course which they deern rlgnt
wlll, neverthelesfl. frankly reallse that lt
1b for us, for the people of thls state to
say what la tha kind of eodal Justice
whlch they wlsh to see embodied ln the
Citee Court Deelelone.
It ls always much eaeler to show what
you mean by concrete cases thap by
mere ahatract generalltles, and I wlsh to
recite to you three or four decialnns of
the Court of Appeals of New York ren?
dered durlng my llfetlme ln polltlcs to
show to you why I became convlnced that
it was Beeeaeary for ub to have a chang
In our ayatem of Judlcial declslons on
conatltutlonal questions ln this state.
Thirty-two years ago, when I left col
lege and began my educatlon. I areepted
wlthout protest the conventlonal rlew
st,,l held by the worthy gentlemen who
1 ? igned the call whlch I Just alluded
nd the first thlng that opened my
eyes at all was an experience I had ln
the New York Leglslature. I was ar
polnted one of a committee of three to
go Into the tenement house dlstrlct
Where elgars were made and lnvestlgate
Uie rondltlona I went down and ln
veettgated the conditlons there, and suf
fer?t'. a complete change of heart. and
made up my mind that I would have to
deal with those conditlons, not on a
basls nf whi I had read in the study,
but on a bi.Ki , of what I eaw happenlng
in the llvih it the men. women and <:hII
dren who tvere my fellow cltizens. A law
was passed. but the net result waa that I
the Court of Appeals declared lt uncon-1
stltutlonal and sald that the Legislature ,
must not interfere with the sanctlty of,
the home. I am not attacklng the Judges
who rendered that deciston They were
uprlght, well meaning men, who did as
they conscientiously belleved they ought
to do. They were unfortunately the dev
otees of an outworn ayatem of political
philoaophy, and still more unfortunate
in that they had been tralnod in a BChOOt
Whlch taught them that they and not
the people of New York were t<> rJedde
what kind of law should he paeeed in the
Interests of BOCleJ Justlce.
One or two more examples that I
wanted to glve y..u. There was a law
paeeed by tne Leclatature provldlna that |
fai '.s must safeguard dangerous ttia
chlnery. And if not that they would be
reaponlable for the ;oss of llfe or llmh.
And the factory- ownera at one,- put a
clause int,, ihelr pai?-rs of employment
Ol any man or woman. maklc.g th- man
or woman surrender f.ny right of action
under that law; and a girl lost her arm.
a working girl loet her arm, thanka due
a wheel being unprotected. She auedL
recovered for It ln the lower court, and
| the Court ?,f Appeala tbrew out the caae
and declared the law unconatltutlonal .>n
thls around?that the Legielature could
not interfere with the llberty ,,f thal alii
In lOBlng her arm.
Agaln, we paeeed a law ln thls state.
v.. (..nnd by InveeUgatlon that ln certain
factoriea and aweatahopa women were
working twelve and tift.-n hours a day
and up until after midntght. \Ye pass-d
a iaw much nillder than I would like to
have neeti lt. llmltlng th- hour-- of Women
in Induatry to ten a day. and declded that
thei should not work after I 0'clOCk at
nlght. The Courl of Appeals in New
^ ork declded that we could not pass that
type of iaw.
Affected Obecure Persons.
I liavo spoken of decisluns each one
of whlch affected one obet ure man or
woman; each one of wtu, h affected a
atngle Indlvldual, with no pow-rful
friends. no means to hlre great lawyera,
io meena to lnf'u-nce great newspaper*.
no meana of appeallng to publlc opinion.
I have spok.-n of .ases whlch, whun d
< ided, crente<l hardly a rlpplo ln the dr?
clea Of soclety that are m..st influ-ntlal,
but each one of them aerved as a precc
d.-nt for 01 preaaing, for dolng Injust!.'?> to
acorea of thousands?I do not think I
overstate when I aay hundreda of thou
Batlda ..f other men and wom.-n, no oun
of them of lnfluenco lnrllvidually or with
Infhientlal friends, but all taken togetli-r
repreaentlng a majorlty of our cltixen
Now, r wlsh to make my appeal
rlly to tbe senae of Justlce of our people.
I wlsh to make my appeal prtma
and aecond?lUr, I would rr.nke lt to those
admlrable, well meaning p. ople who have
j been reepoualble it the paat for puttlng
on the beneh the cln.l of ludge who has
rendered such dectaio ,s, and I would ltko
to tell them that whlle they may galn
temporarlly by such d.elslons. that ln the
long run th,.H- deoialoae do damage
greater than can be done by the ravlngs
1 of any anarchlst orator In the country
! tO the cause of Justlce aml order and
l good government.
| And now, friends. you will see what
i I mean when I say I <!,> n,,t -are a rap
: H1 '.tit the technlcal ron-purtisanship In
r. ml-rlng BUi h declslons as thoso of whlch
1 have spoken -do not care whether they
are rendered by a COUrt half Republican
, end half Ivmocrartic, or all Hepubllcan
! or nll Democratlc?I am agaln?t the
court, however, whlch rendors such de
clslons as those, and that ls why I say'
I wish to se? put on the bench a* Judges
men who. being absolutely feartess ln
the dlscharge of their Judlcial functlons.
wlll also take the vlew of the Constltu?
tion. whlch wlll enable them arhole
heartedlv to recognlze the right of the
.ple themseives to set the standsrd in
every auch matter of soclal and Indus
' trlal Justlce.
Controller Prendergaet, in Introduo
Ing Mr. Straus, called the attentlon of
the eudlence to the fact that Ihere had
been more mterference with New York
Clty affairs by the state government at
Albany under Dix than there had been
ln many yeara. He read a telegram
from Father J. J- Curran. of Wtlkee
Barra, Pann., who waa to be a speaker
?t the meeting, whlch was a peraonal
meaaage of the btgheef oo_ane_datioo
to Mr Straus.
"The corrupt boeaea are endeavoring
to bellttle the OOW party, but are afrnid
10 say ? word against you personally."
Father Curran wtre* nnd the aentl
ment rouoed the Garden to ? frenay of
When Mr Btraus'a ovatlon waa over
the Wlta Of the audlence wore ready
with a brave array of ahouted naee
"Youre all right, Oovernor." wns the
flrst. attd it came before Mr. Btraua
hati a cbanee to say a word.
? Don't gd so famillar with the Oov?
ernor," was the next comment. and
then the candidate was ablo to make
?The BepubUcana have put up a very
eottmable gentleman. He ls my friend"
._Mr. .Straus got that far, when a
leather-lunged enthualaat m the gallery
?He'H a btim," and another. "What's
"I don't reoall his name Jusl now."
answered the candidate, and with that
I they lot him proceed.
Mr. Straus said:
1 The differenre between Procresslvlsm
1U1,1 the Old parties is that the o 1 gar
, tlee, through the domlnatton of boae
rule have hecome commerclallzed nnd
;are domlnated by property Interests.
while the Progressive party ls eBsentlal
| 5 domlnated and lnapfred by human ln
't0Oo"v"rnor Wllaon says that our plat?
form is "a flae plece of literature That
"ls more than I CM say for blaiptatf?rm
which reeembUe a movtng pi.ture- now
I you see it and now you don t.
Both oatties. by reason of my nomina
tlon v-!':.'?mpelled to make lt appear
that they put up hetter men than they
otherwlse would have nomlnated. hut
Tarr.many took no chances and put up a
man who for twenty-five years haa
served Its Intereata with fldellty. He
was the wllling too! of Tammany at the
time Cleveland wae nomlnated. in lSll,
when General Bragg, pointlng to th?
Tammany delrgatlon ln preeentlng th?
name of Cleveland. made the fimouf
statement: "w? love him for the ane
miea he has made."
In 1892 Cleveland carrted New York
hy a large majoiity; hla popularlty awept
into offlee Demoeratlc atate offlcers and
a Demoeratlc Lcglslature Sheehan be?
came I.leutenan* Governor and prealded
over the Senate and Sulzer became
Speaker of the ABsembly. This was the
most hoss-rldden and Tammanylzed Leg?
lslature the State of New York had seen
since the days of the Tweed rlng. Hereo
what The New Vork World" aald of lt
ln Ita issiie of Auril 21. 1891:
The Legialatara which ended its s?s<
sion yesterday has done the wlll of tha
bosses with a shameful. but by no meane
The Tribune's comment waa as foi*
"Never in all Its history has the state;
been so humlllate.l and disgraced as ln
the ses.slon Just elosed by the bullyinr
manners, the arrogant assumptlon, tbe'
bluaterlag hlackguardlsm and bunco
steerlng trickery of the two schemlng
IiollticjanN (Slieohan and Sulzer) whO>
held the uavel tn elther branch."
"The I'ommereial Advertlser" ssid,
when concludlng its revlew of the session:
"And. rlnallv rememher that govern?
ment hy the people has praetlcally ceaaed
in thla state."
The rjewapapera ..f ig93. without regard j
to party afrlliatlon, were praetlcally
unaalmoua as to the charaeter of thB'
Sheehan-Sulaer government. At the next.
electlt o tlie party that they had wrecked'
was dlsastrously defeated. Sheehan be-;
came a eorporatlorl attornev and Sulseri
araa sent by Tammany Hall to Waah?
Mr. Sulzer has never lnformed the pub?
llc when he ceased being a Tammajjy
tool and beij-an txdr.g a Demoorat. He
had not changed when he made his speech
wh.-r-ln he said: "Tammanys r?datlon
to the Democracy has iieen close ln the
past, is such to-day, and wlll be moro
so In the future. Tammany ls Democ?
It may JUBtly ba said of the Tammany.
boaaaa and tho Sulzej- nomination:
They may t.raak. they may ahatter their alat* '
us they will,,
; . ? ? mi|i r.t tha boaaaa am ciin. to it stin..
Mr. Sulzer says that if elected he wlll
emulate Tilden. Let me remind him that
the flist thing Tilden did in his campalga
was to aUaUgnter Tammany Hall and tha
Tweed rlng. Why .loes h? not emulate
Tlldun by holdlng up to Justllled reproaeh ,
and contempt the same Tammany Hall;
and Tweed'a loglcal auccessor, (,'harlle
Murphy? Thls la the real test whether
Sulser is or la not the subservient tool ;
ol CharUe Murphy and Tammany Hall.
Mr. Sulzer claims that he ls an advo
civll aarvice reform. Lat me tell
v.ui what klnd of an advocate he la. ln
1910, after the election of Governor Dlx,
at fl dlnner of the Tammany Speakers'
Bureau Association. Mr Sulzer aald:
"Wa are the workers; we have won thej
victorv, and 1 am a ttrm bellever ln the;
doctrlne to the vlctors belong the apolls.
When our party nlne atter Btrenuoua
battle, there are men ln our ranka who
can nll the onVes. lf 1 had my way.
when the Democrats wln, I would glva
the Republleana the good government and
thi Democrata the good oftlcee."
Think what tl.is would mean if Sulaer
Bhould be elected! Two months after
January 1 there will be the appolnunent
of two Public Servlc- i.omml.islonera. Thla
means that, if elected, he would throw
the Publlc Servlcc Commlsslon Into th?*
maw of Tammany Hall. The acandat
that has arlsen ln the cxpendtture pf
|60 000,<WO for goo.l roada under the Dl
adminiatratlon, wiiich admlr.lstratlon Is
enthualastlcally lndoraed ln the Demo?
eratlc platform, would be a bagateUe
eompared 10 the $300,000,ono or more that
ls ezpended under the supervislon of >n^i
Public Servlce Coiiimlaalon
Mr. Straus then took up the aoctal Jua?
tlce planks of the platform. eapedally
workman's competssatlon and Its meanlng.
and the minimum wage for women and,
young peraona and its algnlflcance, and
said that Governor Wils.m's argument
that the establishment of a mlnlmum.
wage would have the tendency to reduee
all wagea to a minimum was abstml. Hi
challenged Qovafnor wilson to show a
single Inatance where the establishment.
Of ;. minimum wagB had reduced the acale I
Daveniort. the nominec for Becond
place in the state ticket, began with a
raae thal caught the attention of the
"?? ckerism in the melropolis," ha1
said, "ls the l.yproduct of the govern-j
ment of Mr. Murphy in New York, as
Bociattam In iebeneetady is the by-j
product of tba government of Mr. i
Barnea in Albany."'
The former R.-publican State Senator,
proceeded to give a aarrajatln leouifn
tion of the part of a delegate at thal
old style polltical cmventlon, and was
1 i-". getting from that vein toward hla
heavy politlcal arguments when the
entraace of Colonel Roosevelt cut him,
As on Wedneaday night, the cheeraj
of the Garden's welcome to the colonel
arara at least half in the shrlller tones
of the women who comprlsed that,
much of the audlence, and who a few
moments before the colonel's entranci;
had seemed to bo enjoying Davenport's ?
?axcastlo deacriptlon of the oldtima,
boss-driven delegate far more than the |
male |.ortion of the erowd.
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Site Harriman Selected for
Home Involved in Deal.
Two lea.ses Blfactlng the rroperties
ewned by Albert G. Mllbank and Henry
Phlpps at the BOrtheaat comer of Flfth
avenue an.i Bd atreat wera i-aoorded yaa
ter.lay. The amount Ineotved for the term
of rental wa.s more than $2,000,000.
Thls ls the slte whah years ago waa oc
cupied bv the Hotel Langham. Latar lt
vafl bOOgbt by B. H. Harrttnan as a alte
for ? hon.e, but be abandonad the plan
on lenrniiiff that business was llkely to
encroaeh. The plot was carefully re
strlcted. The aKreemcnt played on the
land provlded that the plot could not be
.. i for bu.Nit.ess parpoaaa without the
LOnaont of Wllliam K. Vanderbllt. W. IX
Moana and others. It was not until about
a year BgO that th.se restrlctlonB were
removed hy the Vanderbllts and otbera
and the property was purchased by Rob
, rt K. Dowling. Mr. DowUni? ree'ld it to
the Henry Phlpps estate and Albert d.
The contract of sale gave Dowling the
risrht to lease the aite from the new
owners. On the property Mr. Dowling
haa erected two elght atory offlee and
store hulldlnjre. On hls leasehold he haa
borrowed $600,000 at ? per cent from a truat
company. The mortKage- was alao flled
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