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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912.
and to (urn Mm oar so that 11 was face
eastward ' across tlin street from the.
.Metropolis, but not loo fur away. So t
picked out a position Just, mint of tlio
Coh.ui Theatre, whirled tlio cur around
nnd came to n Mop.
Tin- whole street for half n hlock'from
Broadway away past tho Metropole was
just hIouI us light us day. You could see.
lo lead I iv that hind of light. I could
v, .... ...... ....... IHI11. .
make out the face, of, people im rrdT".&tfl"r '
"1 saw several nolicemen not far from
tnn MHropole Why. I had no suspicion
U1.1t so.nebodv was about to Im killed
Three tint Out nt Mrtropolr.
Three of my passengers Rot out of thn
car slwly aiid walked over to the Metro
pole 'I hey didn't hurry. They wont
just us Jf they were after a drink and hud
nil iilclit. to got it in
"They vere squarely In the bright light
and any of twenty or thirty people who
were in that part of the street, either
near the Cadillac or lite Metropole or
the Cohan Theatre, should have been able
to describe them perfectly "
.Shapiro was not left nlone in thn Rray
Automobile. Who remained behind to
watch him cannot be revealed tiow, be
cause that would hamper the investiga
tion. Rut the car was guarded coolly
and systematically as part of a delib
erately worked out plot.
"The threw stopped In front of the
Metropole and Mood there for several
tjatoutes," Shapiro continued "They spoke
toeomelody who appeared to have come
out of thn restaurant just about the time,
they Rot there.
"Pretty noon the man they were talking
U went back into the restaurant and was
gone two or throe minutes. Then another
man came out and looked around. And
just as hn glanced from side to side tho
"I wan scared then and would have
given anything to get out of the mess,
but a man in tho car with me pressed a
revolver to my head nnd asked me If 1
wanted to die just then.' 1 didn't and 1
sat still'wlth my hand on tho wheel.
Lingered After Minoflna.
"The men that shot Itosenthal walked
way with their revolvers in their hands.
They put the guns in their pockets without
anv rush and they stood in tho middle
of the strew half 'a minute before they
started back toward me.
"They strolled back, walking a slowly
as I do now IShapiro took a few steps
toillustratewhat h meant and they got
in the car th" same way
, as easy and Ulet
"lly that time v,e had Imen in the street
twentv minutes or more. I was over a
minute getting the cur started thought
euro that policemen would apear and
I couldn't g"t it started, but that didn't
i m a 1 1' ji 11 ill" uivi vi , ,i i-iuiiiujk
make anv hit. with my passengers. One
of them stood up nnd pointed a gun at me
and told-inw to quit monkeying and roll
"1 did the best 1 could then, but I got
a wallop alongside the head thnt made
me see star. I wu. sick for twenty-four
hours because of tli.it lick.
Left nt 1." Mile an llnnr.
"It lias been said that "wc went out of
Forty-third street at sixty miles an hour
We didn't do anything of the kind. I
put. on (s'onrtspced.nnd on that old car
it is a 1ti7 model th bot 1 could get
xi'h KV"nd i-p-jed was fifteen miles an
"That was th" best wo did If there
was am raee I didn't Know it We rolled
out. of the confusion and yelling un eotJIy
as if wh had Imen leaving u picnic.
" t MiMh uvet'Ji" wo had ii clear path j
.mil 1. 1 nrii "ikuiii imi nf i iiiii, mit-ic?
we turned north I didn't sec ajiypoliee
taii .behind us
t "Going un lMfth'wuuc tlv man who
had bajaicis inn ovithe head told me I
wh ,i damned tool to get beared Hf
said that no'oudy was going to get into
troilbl" heiM'lse'the job had been lived
and mat the policemen weren't doing
"And then I was warned to Keep from
talking if I didn't .want to g.;t a hole bored
"1 dropped my passengers at 'lliinl
avmic and Forty-ninth street and tlmn
drove down to 35 Stuyvemnt street and
woke up l.ibby, who was asleep I was
knocked out from the blow on the head
,ind didn't feel like taking th car to the
parage, - Libliy attended to that
"I want it understood that I m not
standing for mm der. I want tosenevcry
body who had a parr in Kosniithul s mur
derarrcKed nnd punished, und 1 will gnu
aJI the help I can.''
Told of Poller C'nnnlt nnrr,
ItMi- admrtcd thai sernl sensational
part. of hhapiroV. slory aie withheld bo-
cftiir-o they bear squarely n tlie identity
of the riitirderers nlei the inotive lor the
uiurrirr Soimj of tne tilings lie Mini about
his knowledge ot police conniviuico ure
i'onceu V1. and several addresses helgave
are not made pubho because this might
mtertcri- with th ends of justice.
The District Ationiey huw already tn
vestigalnl parts of Shapiro's story. Yes
terday h" traced and brought to his office
a man named Jiichurds, who wiisin Korty
tliird street when Hon;litluii was kille'd.
Kivhardn, who is said to Im u theatre em
ployee, -ayi that he saw a man stand up
in the gray t ,u and point a pistol .at the
driver's ltejl ' ' '
s:omblyniHii Aaron J. Levy, who is
counsel for l,ouin l.ibhv anil William
Shapiro,. ujd who persuaded ids clients to
work with the District Attorney, had a
talk with Mr Whitman last night. Iovv
left rubbing ids li!,mli and highly plcase'd
with the day a iev elupment".
"This cie has taken so slrangea turn,"
said the Assemblyman, "that I am bound
not to reveal evidence which the District
Attorney now has n pointing to the con
nection of policemen with tlm murder.
"But I can say this that Herman
, Rosenthal would have been alive to-day
if he hadn't threatened the safety of
"No little gamblers' feud brought about
I Kosenthal'a death. The gamblers who
hated him land there were many) could
have slain him months ago If they had
wanted to. They could have killed him
secretly and safely.
"Hut thts tragedy had the marks of
terrorism. H was staged and arranged lo
strike terror Into the heart a of informers.
It wat designed to silence mends or itosen-
that's who had been inpeoted to show up
at tho Hist net Attorneys on co to liaek
up lloseiithal's story. 'Mm shadow of
the police is over this crime,
"From the first minute I entered the
ens I deleetitl signs or police inactivity.
I iiiii mil accusing the reputable and
.nicienl heads of the force. Far from it
!lu' I am speaking of tlu o!ico under
lings, fhe Iriends and betiellelaries of
"I have leeeived numerous threatening
letteis since i went to tne instriet At
lotliey on belinll ol l.lbby and Shapiro,
i liie leiter warned me ' You' will get jours,'
noth'r promi-'s1 'hat t'iitig were in
store lor me. belli h cited that I haven't
null: lo live I'm v.'illliu, lo lal'.ita en. nice,"
The limns ii. en took up ilm trail yi .
1imI.iv with ot'ier iiifen.tanoii t tit that
hill i'lled In .''It.'iplto 'I 'ley beliele thut
lie plot to kill llo-eith.il v.,im talked o"
b uiembet ol ill" Sam Cml -.sii.,tioii
.isi Mill. I.i - Hlu e hi
hi in I'.p.il i rowd
ttit "iraniiii.il ol' in.- . N'ort'ii.orl
Willi I lie i M e. i ll i l.llll.v anil si,,,.
HI u I 'e' iimiiii I i.jl I, i .e I n ln'i,i.ilt i in
II Cvll'le' I 'i ill ili the lalhllj ol l!o-etl
lia) are I'm 1. 1 nes n) i,e ii wIhi ii aiuiiiid
i h iMieir 'ee liaie la ,i Sim.
i ' ' K' HiiJO eli
uliii.tli' I o I'uiij.herty ih.n
,'l It , .1 it, i i Of lh
riickui'keib end uu Paul, head of iiu
(Utsx-iatiiili. who has been spending most
of his UtD in U" PAKt two 'lays at Police
Headquarter, xns in charge of the picnic.
Second Duputv Commissioner Dough
erty hiw been told that one of the men in
the crowd was he;ird to say:
"I puess wo'tl better Ret that fellow."
Douulirrty TrncLlna; llepker.
Tim Deputy Commissioner did not
hesitate to nay yesterday thnt ho is Inves
tiftatliiK tho inovementH of Lieut. Charles
ns?Ker, Kosoiitli.il s enemy ami Hose's
, - , . . . . . , .
Flecker has lionn nupstlnnnd nnd re-
ollestloncd. Yesterday hn van clnnrivel
of his authority hm head of thn titrotii;
mill riimu. ralll Ol 111" iiinil writ mitt-ll
away irotu nlm nnd tratisrerretl to l,tcut.
Cost lean's squad.
Hooker is ttetl to Headquarters atiu Kopt
at clerical work. He has no more to do
with gambling conditions. Costigan and
Lieut. Keillv were al the head of their
own raiding squads and were units of
Commissioner Waldo's sMcinl system of
dealing with the gambling situation.
Deputy Commissioner Dougherty has
learned iuorealout Jack Hose's activities
hist Monday night on behalf of Hose's
friend Keeker, Dougherty described the
detective methods employed to get from
Jack Hose and Ham f'aul th" names of
men who were in the gray car.
He got a name or two and a description
or two from Shapiro and h misted these
up with n mass of names and description
of Kast Side gamblers and gangsters
that were known to Hose and Paul and
he both men to Identify out of tills
list tho men described by Shapiro.
Itne I.llllr Job for Becker,
Dougherty obtained from Jack Kose a
frank statement that he was working for
Becker early on Monday night, Ilose
told this story to Dougherty:
"Sure, I'm a friend of Mocker's. 1 went
to tho house or Dora (filbert, Itosenthal'n
divorced wire, on Monday night because
I knew she was going to mako an affidavit
that Keeker wanted, un affidavit against
"I hired a car from the Imperial Garage
in Second street and I used it to go to
Dora Gilbert's and in taking the affidavit
to the office of a newspuper. About
II o'clock that night a tlio of thin auto
mobile, a red car, blew up and no I tele
phoned down to the Uoulevard aud got
a car I had used often Libby's audi Sha
piro's." -All -right. What did you do then?"
asked the Deputy Commissioner.
"1 took n rido with some friends of
mine," said Hone. "We went up town lo
West lt:th street and got back to Forty
second street a little before 2 A. M. Tho
whol" crowd got out of tho car. Wo
separated. I went to Ilridsie Webber's
poker room, stayed there a while and then
wmit over to Jack's. I heard that Rosen
thal had been killed and I wasn't sur
prised. There has leen talk thut he
would get It because he talked too much,
latr on in the morning I went to Harry
Pollok s house and May! there until I
founcl that the detectives wanted to see
'"e. .Nobody was sent after me. I just
read that my name had been brousht Into
Mnrder ni.ln'1 K.clle Becker.
Dougherty questioned Iiiout. Ilecker
about his relations with Hose, Becker
denied that he put Hose in Kosenthai's
gambling house at lot West Forty-llfth
street to collect "o per cent, of tho profits.
He dented that he saw Ilose at all on
Monday or Monthly nighi
He said tliat on' Monday afternoon he
received a telephone call irom the lifa
yette Bathsand that the mmi on the phone,
who said his name was Harry Drown, told
him h could get an affidavit against
Hosenthal by applying to Rosenthal's,
former wife. So lie sent Charle H. i'litt.
who had done work tor him at various
times, to the house of the Gilbert toman,
and .Plitt got the affidavit.
Becker supplied nNo an account of his
movements on Monday nirht. He went
to a pnerightat Madison Square Garden,
took an automobile ride, and went home,
then In- was told over tho phone that
Kortsiith.il hid been killed. He took a
bath, dressed leisurely anil went first to
the Metronole. which he found to bo dark
nnd deserted, and then to tho West Forty-
seenth street station.
Dotmliertv. replying to oueMlons as to
what lino he had taken in questioning
Lieut, Becker, said:
"The line of getting al the truth.
'barges and accusations, ns yet unsub
stantiated, have been mad against Lieut.
is-sei, uiiu lit.' is it ..in oi mis uii'sui;ft-
Waliln Wants i: lilrnrr to .tel.
(Vmtnissioner Waldo made Ibis state
I he moment any evidence is produced
against Lieut. Becker ho will bo suspended
irom the lotce.
"l-.very accusation and all information
cnnnnccting Becker with the Kosenthnl
ase is being loosed mlo. All of the
maeluiicry ol the department is being
Dougherty is investigating a story
that a I und was collected for the purpose
(if lewiiriling Ho'eiithal's inunlcrers.
"Wlmeer lulled Kosetillial git paid
for it." siiiil tlm Dtputy Commissioner.
"I can't reveal what we arc doing in that
" rheamoutit mentioned, Jl.Cofl, isproba
bly exaggerated, as most stories about
gamblers art: "
l.onkltiK fur nig Jack 7.ellg,
Ho admitted also that he Is looking for
Rig Jack Sehg. I he story that teached
him is that Jack Hose, who saw Zelig last
Monday, told Xehg that there wa-. a
chnneo for getting rid of an indictment
hanging over him if he would join iu a
job planned for t li.it night.
Sri fur tho investigation has not shown
that Zelig was in thw automobile that went
to the Metropole, Zelig lias left town.
nut wougnerty exps.-ts to nave nun at
Headquarter by Monday.
James M, Sullivan of 3 Park row.coun-
sel for Rose, said yesterday that the Burns
detectives already had a dictagraph nt
work in tho Tombs.
when 1 went there to-dar lo have a
talk with Rose," said Mr Hullivati, "I
found that he had been put in thn same
cell with Libby and Shapiro. I had an
inkling that the liurns dictagraph was
"It won't make any difference If it was
Rose hml no hand in tho klllling. but 1
am inclined to think that the District
Attorney and tho Hums men hoped to
pick up some information by putting
tlmthree in t hn hxiiiio )!.
"1 don't like the methods used by the
police In handling my client. Hoe" tele
phoned me yesterday that he had read
in the papers that he was wantetl and
that he was going to give himself up.
"He asked me to tneol him nt Hearl
quarters. Deputy Commissioner Dough
erty and Inspector Hughes knew I was
there to represent Rose but the'- kept
me away from him while they questioned
"Hosn told m Hirnn curious things
Ho said that Dougherty didn't lt the
stenographer take down hair tho things
ho snid Dougherty kept saving to tho
Menograplier."striki) out that," or "vou
needn't take that down," whenever Hos
would say anything in his own favor,
but whenever hn said anything that could
be twisted into something against him
Dougherty would say, "Take that down,"
"Dougherty lias made a garbled record
of what. HoMt.said to him. I don't say
that a biased report was wilfully made,
but all or the tilings thai Hose said should
have been taken, not merely a part
"Rose will not becoinn a witness for
tlio Stale He has no guilty knowledge
of what l ho car wos hirod for that night
or who was in It when he lefl it, ile got
out two blocks from the scene of lh
Im-iv-Ii. itv said that Hosn hml nut l M.I
1 ill" tiuili lilsiiit bis examination ir ho
ii'iiil" I 'mi sort ol a tepon to Lawyer
"I r tllillg liellll'lg oil I lie iiimi that
Itot-e iol.l us ,i taken down by the
sli'iiogiapher," said the Deputy Coinmis.
DoiU'herty said thai it was me due
ilm' l.ieut ISeelier had emifem-il with
,l,o k Itii-n on Wcdi.cnl.iy night at Hock
awn) Rocker hiiti-cil' hud no statement
to in.ike on thai point His lawyer,
John V. Han, said
"I think Ilecker h entitled to a little
rest now and then. He should not Is?
called on to explain every movement ho
has made since tho death of Rosenthal.
He may have Itecti with me all Wednes
day night. There are plenty of nlace
where ho had a right to le that nlRht."
No information could lie obtained from
Hocker as to whether a visit paid to Host
in the Tombs yesterday by lotils Plitt.
a brother of ( harles ft. Plltt, Becker's
press agent, was in Becker's interests,
liuis Plitt did some work for the lieu
tenant when Charles P Plitt was. in diffi
culties over the shooting of a negro.
After he left the Tombs ho said that, his
brother Charles had lieen with Jack Hose
on Monday night at Dora Gilbert's,
Kvery effort has been made by investi
gators in tho last two days to find Dora
Gilbert, who supplied Becker with Infor
mation ngainst Itosenthal, but it is said
that she has left town.
Hubert Ii. Hibberd, who drew up the
mortgage that Itosenthal gave on his
household furniture when he thought
he wan getting I'(jO from Lieut. Becker,
said yesterday that he had never heard
Harry Pollok s mime discussed in con
nection with the loan. Pat Powers,
Harry Pollok's partner In sportlngenter
prises, was angry when h heard that
Becker had said l fiat he lent the money.
I'lrHsr Kii'dtr Pal I'nnrral
"I have no acquaintance with anyone
connected with the Itosenthal case, said
Powers, "nor have I ever had, directly or
indirectly, any connection with gambling.
Any attempt to insinuate that I would
put up money for the support of a gam
bling institution is a deliberate lie.
"If Lieut. Becker Is quoted correctly
as saying that 1 supplied Hose directly
or through Harry Pollok with the sum of
Si, 5oo he iit guilty of a base and malicious
Mr. Hibbard says that, it was not until
Lieut. Becker raided Kosenthai's house
that Rosenthal tried to discredit Becker.
"Up to that, time." snid Mr. Hibbard.
"Rosenthal had told me that it. was Jack
Hose who lent him tho money and that,
the reason why the mortgage should be
made out in the name of a dummy was
because Hose owed several peoplo" i.nd
didn't want to appear ns a lender
"After ilecker began raiding Rosenthal
and iiolicetneu wero stationed in lloseii
thal's house Kosetithal tried to con
vince me that it was Becker's money,
not Hose's, that he had received. I
attached no Importance to his statements
Iwcause lie hml tried to tell me that he
got Clemen Driscoll removed from tho
oflice of First Deputy Police Commissioner
un account oi rums nun unst'oii matte
Mm ftp fi.ivnnr tt'iiu nt .Inmn. v .t.tai. I
day and net statement came f ro'm him I
as to the Investigation ho is making to those early days that in a number of
determitiewhethergrnrtingpoliwmenhailiril...M uiuscd blustering complainants to
a hand in the murder of Rosenthal. It is i ,.,,, ..i, .inutu. in nfu if,
known, however, that the Mayor is di- (.uU I1 !l blt "" 1 " " b I?. r.of"se,
reeling the police inuuirv and that no
moves are madts without his knowledge
The exact reason for the suspension of I
Policeman William File, who was ot tlutv
and in the Metropole when Itosenthal was
killed, was made Unowy yeterduy. Com
missioner Wnldo dis-idcd that l ife had de
(ayed n repott on the case, and that tho
report was not satisfactory when sub
mitted. A statement on behalf of the F.Iks was
made yesterday by (!. Murray Hulbart,
the exalted ruler, ' .Mr. Hulbert, having
observed that rcfeience had U-en made
to the Llks in connection with the Rosen
thal cum called atleution to lh fact that
Rosenthal was not a member ol th organ
ization, and had only enjoyed its hos
pitulity on se.eral occasioiis'tlirough the
courtesy nf an indiscreet member. The
lodge member- naturally resented, said
Mr. Hulbert, suggestions that Rosenthal
was connected with the order
STORY OF POLICE GRAFT FAILS.
Prlinnrr'a Inle IiitiiItIiik "liotlar
.Inhn" I'nnnri lo I. nek KHdenrr.
Since the Rosenthal murder four pris
oners charged before Judge Mulqti"on
with carrying concealed weapons have
instated that revolvers were slipped into
their pockets to manufacture evidence.
They blamed the police.
Yesterday Philip Friedman, alias Monk
Friedman, before the liar for carrying a
revolver, added ti new frill to his ca-u by
writing a letter to District Attorney Whit
man, which was introduced iu evidence,
promi-ing sensational developments from
nis knowledge of "Dollar John."
According to IViedman, Dollar John
has several gambling places and a police
official is accustomed to collect graft from
one of them, Assistant District Attorney
Biickner found that Friedman's informa
tion was even more misty than his letter
und of little value as evidence.
Friedman says he lives nt 774 Lafayette
avenue, Brooklyn. Hn ii now In' the
Tombs awaiting sentence.
CONNECTICUT MILKMEN FINED.
Oier Miljr farmers Arrratert ttnlils
shim I'llllij- t'onifltlona.
lUim'onn, Conn., July U. In the
t'nltcd States Court here to-day JuiUe
James Piatt tineil twenty-eight
tlcut milk dealers !l ) without costs each
for sending filthy milk to Providence und
lloston in violation of the Federal pure
food law and Issued bench warrants
tfor thirty-one other alleged violator?)
wno nave ncrn sending nun; to .New
1 York' In rusty cans.
j The dairymen for whom the bench
warrants were issued live Iu Colchester
'and Columbia, Conn., and they will be
prosecuted next Tuesday ns a result of
the finding of the Bureau of Chemistry
In Washington that the milk shipped
The charges are of adulterating milk
In various ways, watering and Improper
handling of cans and bottles, skimming
off the cream and allowing It to accu
mulate before shipping It to Providence
or Boston. More, than 200 other farmers
have been visited. Their premises were
ordered cleaned up and In many In
stances dairy plants have been closed.
It Is the greatest and most successful
raid ever made In this State.
BURGLARS SCARED OFF.
Were nnrt.T In HloiT Oprn Sntr In
.Mr. Ulelnbrlnk's Home In Brooklyn.
Fliirglars broke Into the liousn of .Melr
Steinhrink at IS Windier pimp, llronUlvn
on Thursday menimr, by forcing Mm ceilnr
grating atid.'nero preparing to hlnw opsn
11 side rontalnllig fl.Vim wnith of vnlunhles
when John .Manner, Ills nik'lil wati-luran,
saw that something was wrnnr lie noli
Hml the pollen and they IhiiimI th.it the
SJo pound safe hail lieen curried 1'rnnitlin
second floor to the rellsr It was round
wrapped mi In burlap with tlm comhlnn
lion broken. Thn robbers had vanished.
Mr Steinlirlnk Is n Ivvypr He null his
rnmilv were iii the country when tV. loir-glsr-
Increased delivery radius
through instillation of motor
trucks means increased busi
ness. Any truck user will
tell you that. Why, then,
with such :,t:rc Information,
00 you not investigate trucks
-CMC trucks, your deliv
ery problem can be solved.
We make no charge to analyse
your trawportatlon problem.
GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK CO.
2JS Wart Mill Slrnt. N.w Ymk Cn.
1 m 1
AS A BOY PICKPOCKET
Ileal Name I'lolmbly William
Albert Typical Kast
MIT II AltHKSTKI) MAX
Hut Mis Police Record Doesn't
licirin to Show the Tricks
He Ilns Turned.
. i 4 4( . . . ,
Big .lack ellg. the tall leader of the
ld Twist gang, had been named by the
police In connection with three murders
before that of Rosenthal. Marly on the
nluht Itosenthal was klllid Xellg and
Jack Hose, It has been salt), had u
spirited conversation on an Kast Side
corner, followed by much activity on
Kcllg'e part. X.cllg Is now out on ball
charged with currying a retolver. It
was s.tld csterday that his case will be
As the present charge Is for a second
offense. Hlg Jock faces a possible sen
tence of fifteen years at Sing, Ping. He's
only 2') years old now, but those who
know the k.-iis1 leader well .-ay that his
mode of life hasn't helped his physical
condition and that a fifteen ytar sen
tence would be equivalent to life In Ulg
Primarily I3!g Jack Zellg Is a pick
pocket, lie's a good pickpocket, too;
none better, as Capt. Faurot, the linger
print expert, testifies. Jack began us a
pickpocket about ISO'), when he was
a fourteen-year-old curly bead In
UiilckutbocKcls on the li.ist Side. He
""'I ' bit of boyishness about him In
t in a number of :
'"' --""- . . ..
April. I'.'O... Dig Jack played baby.
til,, lmll,f tint It nml uiiftontf.fi tlu.
heart of Ills accuser nnd went free,
Ills real name Is either William
Alberts or VllllumAUcrt, probably the
'oinicr, anil he was born In Norfolk
street in l.'iJ. The name Jack Zellg
wes fastened to him about the time he
began to tin less pocket picking and
more slinking dny.ui. Then he became
Hlg Jack Zellg. bad man and pang
The police began to take note of the
thin fated little dip In lSitJ. Three or
four t.ear.s later he was a recognized
cruok with bis picture In the rogues'
gallery. From that time until to-day
Big Jai k kns done trick after trick In
V'ntv V.i'L ulr.inti n s 1 1 I uiMI'l 1 AM 01.
iu r ptn Hway wun 11 an wummi iiutuiH
i ..-. i ..... . t i.
t prifon spiHciii-ps .1 fviiuii. nihtii
to cut :n upnn his working moments.
The following Is but a partial list of
Big Jack Zellg's slipups In recent years
and a few of the names he bore when
Hurry Smith, arrested July 26, 1501,
In Manhuttnn charged with larceny;
sent to the workhouse by Judge Mc
M.ibon on complaint of Mary Sheehan.
uiinm Ai.on. arixs.r.i ipr. I..
n Drooklyn charged w th i pocket pick-
Ing; discharged by Magistrate Doolcy.
William Albert, arrested Juno 25,
ceny and again discharged, this time 1 1!? m .m ?n "i
by Magistrate Itatlow. 1 ' ,H,"X'el h0iI,RoS?nthf1l S
William Albert, nrrested December In-,w 'n , ? le
2?. V..03. In Manhattan charged with ifJSMfJ? 18 a cr,?d, hf f"1.' 88
l.rceny. Ulscharge.l by Magistrate,', "r'y " 1 ' c?r d th,p Invitation
..,nn displayed In large letters In front of
William Albert, srrestcd May 11. 1006. F,w"-V, ",lc,rl., "st'P lns!Je nt'
In Manhattan charged with attempted , t. .h.;?. .nt
grand larceny: sentenced to one year , ta thcaeiierrHU whfciolt ! main
In Sins Sing by Recorder Ooff. ,lnc(, ,ar? hlre(l l'tl,B ,wcck Prott,ct
William Alberts, arrested Aueust 17.
1908, In Manhattan chargrd with dis
orderly conduct; sentenced by Magis
trate Cornell, whom In l?0."i he had at
tempted to rob, to the workhouse.
Harry Albert. Atrestcd February IS.
ino:', in Manhattan charged with disor
derly conduct and sentenced to six
months on the Island by Magistrate
, Krolcl In default of S500 ball to keep
' William Albert. Arrested August 1,
, ij0Si jn Manhattan "charged with grand
larceny nnd discharged by Magistrals
Ocorge Williams. Arrested July S3,
19. o, nt Allcntown, 1M as a suspicious
pcrfon. "mugged" nnd later dlscharsied
by the Mayor of Alletitown.
Wllllam Albert. Arrested March -1.
ISIS. In Munliattnn chargid with felon!-
oils nH.simlt nml illsrhnrced l.v Mnirls.
William Albert, Arrested May 13,
19IS, In Manhattan charged with carry
ing concealed weapons second offence)
and suspicion of robbery. Kelcascd on
John Doe or William Albert. Ar
rested June 3, 191S, as a suspicious per
son following n Chinatown gang shoot
ing. Also charged with fighting In po
lice station after nrrcst. ,
These urrcsts, as has been said, are
but a few of nig Jack's troubles with
the police. Dozens of times he has
been brought Into headquarters or to
the police ntntlons, especially when he
was a boy or youth, .charged with
pocket picking nnd released.
On Juno IS, 190."i. for Instance, he
tried to grab a diamond pin valued at
J110 from a man standing on the Third
avenue elevated station nt Forty-second
street nnd was kicked nnd punched by a
crowd, Hut ho broke away from the
passengers and disappeared eastward in
On April . r.H6, he tried to snatch a
diamond pin In tlio Grand Central sub-1 daylight In .Seventy-second street, which
way stutlon from a builder named Wll-1 ln,Pr ,ne" 11'1- '"' ,0 wneel around In
lam II. Frame, but was unsuccessful 1 front of tho Hotel Metropole and blow
and was arrested. ' " hated "squealer's" brains out, which
For a minute It looked bad for Hlg i i1 Krcnt manv fo,k who linow a wl,ole
Jack when, ns William Albert, ho was'"1 ?D0,,'t Vs! hldo f8ntcrB, b?".tv
riding uptown In a Madison avenue car fllm,y tl,py ,la'1 nn actlvp hand ln dolnf'
In March, ISO.i, with a companion and
the two tried lo roh Magistrate Cornell, 1
who happened to lie a strap hanger.
Also It happened that tho Magistrate
had as his own companion at tho time
Jvlcrnan made a grab fur Hells and
Magistrate Cornell thereupon expressed
his displeasure that the detective hadn't
let Zellg go n bit further than he did.
Zellg was arraigned for this on March
14 of thut ycur, but again was dis
charged. When the dance of "The Hojs of the
Aw'iuie" was held ,it tho .Stuyvcsant Ca
sino on llrccntlier S, I!MI, Julie Morrell
I was bowled over with bullets and Frank
j lllitzo, nllns llenese, was slabbed. The
I police wanted ery much to see III:
Jr.ck .rill; In i'iiiiiii-i linn with theso
Times and al Ihsi iliey got him by
wining n letter und signlnc the nume of
.lacl.'s stMclhcnil to II.
In answer to the decoy letter nig Jack
.was lured lo an Last Side corntr and
the police grabbed him. Hut nothing
came of It.
Ills biggest bit of notoriety came to
Hlg Jack a day after he had been mixed
up In a Chinatown shooting and a Coney
Island slashing all in one night. While
out on ball charged for the second lime
with carrying a revolver Dig Jack him
self was shot In tho head by revengeful
members of the Jack Sirocco gang. This
took place across the street from the
Criminal Courts Uulldlng, with uni
formed police and plain clothes men all
It was thought Jack would die then.
The story lately has been sent out that
while he Is recuperating front that
wound he has been resting quietly In
the country; but happenings of the
past week indicate, some think, that
he has been active about Manhattan.
"They all go the wme set route,"
Capt. Faurot put It yesterday when
tnlUlnr of thn l'.nst Klde illns who ili.
'elop Into gangsters, ind he pointed
IVIVP lilt" A 'la I s7 I'llU It W IIUUIll,!!
, sma 1)oy pickpocket s who hud Just
been brought In. "There are Ino po-
tentlitl Jack Xellg?. First they go to
the House of Defuse, next to Klmlra
and finally to State prison.
"One of those boys over there is
just out of the public school. So was
Big Jack Zellg when the police begun
to arrest him."
The trouble all begins In the Kast
Side pool and billiard rooms, where
the Kast Side boys of depraved ten
dencies hang out after school hours or
during hours when they should be at
school. Here the oidor pickpockets
(despite denials of this by many good
folk) got the youngsters by the car and
teach them simple things, such as open
ing and robbing women') purses. Jack
Zellg tame light from the school room
to the pooltoom years ago and was
taught In this very way.
"And he was not a bad boy nt all
not a 'tough guy,' I mean." a detective
who knows Jack of old said yesterday,
"during the days even when wc were
picking him up for picking pockets.
"Lots of the pickpockets aro very
'genttimanly In fact aside from their
thieving, nnd Jack as n youngster was
of that kind. Titer was a time not
very long ago when Jack's tearful lit
tle face and nice manners often got
him off after n pinch. Later on, say
S??" lB,ck. w?s J'bout '3 .
Kin uscu iu luhik in me conn room
whenever Jack was arraigned and cry
and plead with the Magistrate:
"'Ob, Judge, for God's sake don't
send my boy husband, the father of
my baby, to Jail.'
i "And her tears helped rome until
Jack got before Itecorder Ooff. Golf
gently ordered her removed from the
court room and hten gave Jack his first
.Sing Sing sentence and the girl dropped
out or sight."
From acting as a "stall" who blocked
off Interference while n skilful pick
pocket was working. Jack developed
lnti tin opener of women's purses and
In lime to perhaps the most deft pick
pocket In town. When Kid Twist,
leader of the old Monk Kastman gang,
passed out. Jack Zellg, now tall and
lanky, was the natural successor to
the honcr of leading the gang that lo
i i cnmiiy eternal u:u the
rcH'PO call IT
When Herman r.osenthal began to
scare even the owners of the. biggest
and richest gambling houses in thr Ten
derloin there was fear and trembling
down among tho little stuss players, the
dealers, steerers and other outMde men.
too. There was a bitterness among these
small fry also because poverty stared
them In the face, or, morn horrible still,
they would have to do regular work for
a f Ro.,enUlll.., reVolatIons put
L slop ,0 wmbUnK for a tm ,Mot'
in tn gang ruled by Jack Zellg, who is
a friend of Jack rtose, who Is Lieut.
'"V looamB lo uie many
petty gambling hous owners on the
Kast Side. When the more Important
Kast Side gamblers decided about three
years ago that with the end of racing
Broadway and the Tenderloin offered
better pickings, those of them who
packed up their wheels and moved up
town remembered the gangs that were
being left behind.
When rough work was needed these
sambler.s could count upon their old
I Mfn(ls among the gang murderers or
I nom, throwers who still haunt the
Howcry neighborhood lo ride up town
' Bn automobile and do any midnight
or cany morning worn needed with
of C!,UfSC nn mu"t,.;"akc n" nPPolnt-
1 m nt' "ccause the Md Twists ami the
1 f's and the rest of the gangs may
b' 8,1 sewffl P ,vl11' " Wder to shoot
up each other down on the Kast Side,
at Coney or in Harlem and so be busy
at the time.
Hlg Jack Zellg gets "cre8it" for sin Mi -Ing
the checks of a man down in a
Coney Island saloon last Juno because,
the story goes, the man, who Is pro
prietor of a Coney saloon, didn't give
one of Hlg Jack's friends a job.
"They used to do more slashing and
subbing in the old days," said one high
official In the Police Department yester
day, "than they do now. Nowadays they
shoot. And tho department will not be
able to do much with the gangs (you
until a Judge or two has been shot."
until a judge or two has been shot."
The automobiles nnd Hie garages
owned and run by crooks were a boon
to thn gangs. The gangsters Im
mediately became chauffeurs or friendly
with criminals among chauffeurs. And
so thry are always sure of a quick
getaway now when llicy are wanted
farther uptown to dynamite Hcansy
llosenfeld's as they have done, or to
carry on a running gun fight In broad
TAFT SHOWS MERCY.
I'ntdans Grocer Coaalerfellrr and
.laatlce of the Peacr.
Washington, July 19. President Taft
showed morcy to-day to a grocer, a
counterfeiter und a Justice of the
peace. The grocer, K. D, liarcu, was
convicted of the unlawful sale of oleo
margarine and fined 11,000, He said
ills wife bought what bhe thought wan
a crock of butter nnd offered It for
sale, ills finn was remitted.
Tho counterfeiter, John O. 'Webber,
sen ing the Isst year of nn eight year
sentence at McNeill island penitentiary,
Is more than TO years old, and the
President thought he had served long
The Justice of the pence, J. G. A. At
kllisoii of Charleston, W. Va., was con
victed of charging more than US for
obtaining n pension. The President r.
Emitted his fine.
London nnd Berlin Newspapers
limit on Political Evils
in This City.
"NATION IS DYING FAST"
Comment Wns Rroiifylit Out by
tlio .Murder of Itosentliul.
Spreml raile OetpKl'h lo Tar Sc
Lo.vdon-, July 19. The killing of Her
man Rosenthal, the gilnbler, in New York
furnishes un occasion for un anti-American
outbreak both here and In Berlin. Alt
tho London papers print editorials attack
ing the official corruption in New York.
The most virulent example was an artlclo
headed "Graft and Crime, the Police and
Public Problem in Now York." which was
printed in the Daily Mail to-day. The
article, which purports to have been writ
ten "by an Analo-Amerlcan," rehashes all
the stock facts and fictions In regard to
police wickedness in New York coupled
with alleged observations and experi
ences of the author. The article con
tributes a new truculent statement that
"of the fourteen police magistrates on the
bench in New York popular opinion has
it that at least ten of these are corrupf.
themselves and also directly responsible
for much of the corruption of tho police."
After citing sundry incidents showing
the futility of arresting or prosecuting
criminals; with "Tammany protection,"
the article goes on to say:
"It is in that sort of school that a New
York policeman picks up his ideas of jus
tice. Ho finds all around him un oigan
ized community of criminals und law
breakers, living undor the protection of
Ids official superiors and their political
and legal allies. He find a captain,
for instance, in standing receipt of
some $1,000 a month over and above his
salary. He finds the district Inspector
regularly making four or five times that
amount. Ho finds the politicians, law
yers, magistrates and higher officer
of the force nil working together to black
mail saloons, poolrooms. disorderly
houses, policy shops and gambling dens.
He finds nn interlocked system that makes
vice profitable and virtue an impassable
barrier lo promotion. Nine times out
of ten he takes easier paths.
"So far as it is rmls&ible to general
ize." says this alleged 'Anglo-American.
"I should say about 10.000 of the New York'
policemen are brave ami generous, but
untnithful and dishonest."
The writer says that whon a man wants
to start a gambling den in Now York
he first interviews the political leader
of his distriot. "Most interesting to note,"
says the writer, "that this district leader
of his acquaintance was originally a tramp.
Then he became a pickpocket, a bank
burglar, a saloon keener, a hotel proprietor
and finally a Tammany Hall statesman,
the autocrat of his locality, the friend
and protector of innumerable criminals
and s very decent fellow. His permission
is necessary before any den can be opened
in his realm. Usually be gets S3 per cent
of the profits in return."
After describing the alleged methods
whereby the captain, patrolmen nnd civil
collector get and divide the "rakeolfs"
from illegal resorta the writer concludes
"The name system holds good In every
single form of rice and crime, .in Ar
menian Hunchakist, a Neapolitan Camor
rist, a Sicilian Mafia and the Chinese
tongs they alt share the privileges of
the American system to this extent,
that equally with the home bred gangs
and purely native associations of criminals
they are permitted to enjoy immunity
if they can pay for it. Kvery New Yorker
is aware of what is going on and nobody
knows how a system which is so strongly
entinched and intertwined with so
many powerful interests , can lie over
thrown." To this comment the Berlin Morgtnporl
adds it quota of venom. It tells its readers
that it la impossible for any one In Ger
many to conceive the o.ttent of the cor
ruption in American politics, particularly
in the big cities. Tho paper adds: "It
is as impossible to cure t he American police
of the disease from which they are suffer
ing as to sweep away the ocean with a
broom. Many futile attemirts havo been
made to purify American politics, but
they have been hopeless. The evil is
in the very blood of the nation. It mani
fests Itself In the same ways as breathing,
eating and sleeping do in tho normal life
If the American Union bad not had gi
gantic, natural resomces ot treasures
which are ever renewing its power at
command it would long ago have lieen
destroyed by moral blood poslsoning.
To-day it is a question among thoughtful
Americans as to how long the esp of the
nation will be able to withstand the ever
increasing poison of political corruption.
The police in many American citiea aro
not only corrupt but they are absolutely
criminal in the worst sense. The worst
criminals of all are the New York police,
who love to call themselves the 'finest."
MITCHELL FINDS BROTHER.
Labor Leader Meets Itelallve Mlaslav
roBTLAND, Ore., July 19, "Hello,
"1 knew you right away. John, but
you've changed some In the lsst few
"You haven't changed at all, Bob,"
and John Mitchell, vice-president of
the American Federation of Labor, and
his long lost brother, Ilobert Mitchell of
Merrill, Klamath county, Oregon, shook
hands In the lobby of the Hotel Oregon
"Let's see," mused John, "It's more
than twenty years since we've been to
gether." "Twenty-one years," corrected the
man from Klamath Falls. "We were
last together at Spring Valley, 111., re
member?" For tho last twenty-one years Robert
has roamed Oregon nnd Idaho, settling
six years ago at Merrill.
All the time that Is not necessary for
business tho labor leader will devote to
feats East llth i iMth St.
I DirtM Trouey Ma Qunitero Bride.
IfHEE FIREWIIKS TIES. I TNIRSIATS
LENOX VALUED Ay $7,843,560.,
II Is Richest Hrrkshlrr Tonn tr,
tl. W. I'allcrson Dlggrat 'In t. , rr
PrmmxD, Mass.. July in. V.,,lt ,
Lenox cottagers will ay In tii.tr, f.
the support of Ienox was made khi)wt,
this afternoon. The assessors hate p ,,
a valuation of 17,8 III, OflO on Lenox,
makes it the richest llcrksliiie tMl
Massachusetts has taxed Leiinx ,,
$10,000,000, claiming tho valuation li-.
Is too low.
Mrs. Hobert W. Patterson pay, .,. ,,
tax on her personal property ntul r?j
estate, which includes Illintyie, than an?
other Lenox summer resident. Tl-s
sessors value her personal prop.rty
1207,500 and her real estate at Jim.Vi
and her tax is U.4R1. Mrs. Jean Van .,t
Foster, wife of Giraud Foster, is aiM,
ISB.MO on personal property und UJj.MM
on Bellcfontalne properties. r tsx
William D. Curtis Is assessed on 1:11,5;;
real estate. Granville L. Wintiirop l
taxed on" $91,500 personal property and
$135,000 real estate, his tax being $:,).
George B. Blake will pay a tax of $1,011,
the David Volfe Bishop estate $1,10:1, Mi.
Adele Kneeland $1,08B and Kdtvard I:.
ARRESTED BY POLICE WOMAN.
Taken br Xt-tt Mainmort
Baltimork, July 19. Mary S. llarver.
thn policewoman appointed 'severs!
weeks ago, made her first arrests fat
night when tJie directed two detectivM
to take into custody a couple or masher?
she had trailed through the streets. ,
The men gave the names of Henry p.
Walls or Washington and Martin M. .Smith
of Philadelphia. They were charged with
obstructing the free passage of person
on the streets and to avoid spending
night ln a cell each left $101.45, the msti
mum fine, as collateral for their appear
ance to-day, but thoy did not show up.
When the case was called Policewoman
Harvey teetillcU she saw the men acccstt
two girls. She Interfered and told t it
men to let the girls nlone. They wantetl
to know what she had to do with it and
started to walk off with the girts.
. Mrs. Harvey followed them and at th
next corner hailed tho two headquarter
men who did the strong arm work.
SAVES MOTHER FROM FIRE.
Ohloan Carries Parent Donn Ladder
Springfield. Ohio, July 19. Fight in c
his way through smoko which filled White
hall.thecountryhomeof E.S.Kelly .a manu
facturer, near Yellow Springs, Oliver S.
Kelly reached his mother, who was almost
overcome, to-day. Ho climbed to the
ground from the rear porch, secured a
ladder and carried out Mrs. Kelly. Ile
also aroused the other occupants of th
house. All escaped.
Tho fire originated in a closet under the
stairs where the mops ignited from spon
taneous combustion. A bucket brigade
extinguished tho fire.
NEW MARKET NOT RUSHED.
Kast Sldera Tell of Vegetables Jait
as Cheap at Groceries.
'Fast Side marketers were not very en
thusiastic over the fresh veietsbles which
were put on sale yesterday morning undfr
Qtiecnsboro Bridge through the ctTom
or the Housewives League.
llr. At I. F. Hui ban 111 or Spring Yallcr,
L. L, who broucht in WO bunches ol beet.
&00 bunches of carrots, eight barrels or pota
toes and lour bag of strinu beans, is
cllsausted when several shoppers snid thr
eoiild et things just as cheap at the neish
Mrs. Julian Heath explained that tl
shops probably put their prices donn pur
posely to compete lth the temporary
markets, but thnt even ir their veicetnbfes
wore as cheap they could not he as fresh.
"We must persuade some of tho tsrmsrs
.to brinu their produce up Rroadway nnd let
the upper West Siders buy it directly irom
the wnirons." she added. "1 know tlisi
if the producers and consumers rnuht efllv
get together it would bo profitable lor both,"
NEW "NEWSIE" MAKES HIT.
.Vol n l.ltr line, hat I'rnnj .In
recently invented newspaper vending
machine IihiI its first tryout last nlslir
at llrosduay rind Forty-sixth strrrt. The
innovation seemed lo mako a creat lilt
with the several hundred person who
gathered about the stsit.
The machlnn is divided Into several com
paitmeuts hold Inn sixty papers each, and
all you have to do to set a paper Is to dro;i
a penny in the slot and ait for the niavhius,
lo do the rest. Thus th middleman, wlm
in the case of nnspaier xendinv Is" apt
to be a boy. U eliminated.
Vachl Trip on the Oc sin.
A new summer trip Is that or the 'hl
seeini; yacht llalycon. which makes s n.
mile noc an excursion dally from flattery pier
l.'l.i.P.M. TIip ship passes Handy Hook
Imhtshlp nnd forts aud many other ut
of interest which are explained by a l?c
turer on board.
A Snappy Seasoning
It U macataary to th full
aJOTBBeat of a dlBsar.
mt ataiNst wsaesaTiasMtat
A tapariar rsiics far fsiib $.,
maaaas. Hisas.faasasla, eta,
font Dsvus'f Sevs, AtsaU, K.T.
Sentees are lirM In thr followlnr
Christian Science Churches
Sunday. II A. M. and 8 P. M.
Wedneidayt 8 P. M.
Flnt Church, Central Park Wet and SSth St
Setanrt Church. Central Park Vt and SSili M.
Third Church. Ulh SI. and M(1lon Al.
Fourth Church, soa Wrst'iatst hi.
l'hurch- Mstllsoa Av. anil SSth St.
SUlti Church, Park Av, and ftlst Ht.
FIFTH AVENUE PKESIYTEIIAN CHURC1
J ath Aic. and Mth Mtrfol.
rSe"lccu, i,nwmula4Sl Pf.Mii
REV. J. H. JOWETT, AM., D.D,,
Huh tor '
REV. HUIHILACK, M.A.,D,D.,
tui pirai-n ai nuin nemo'-.
St. CnoRias'i eiwcV r
FIFTH AVI!. AND Ml) ST. S3
Itev. i:rnt M. Ntlro, H. P.. lienor.
a A, u. -iioiy communion.
Il-Smlf and Wcrmun (Itcy. V. I,, fawfllh
Central Presbyterian Church ,
wi u rn nr., ,m;.ui iiiutAiiw n
Itrv. WILTON IIKM.K-SSJITII. II. I . IVsinf.
rtcv, . make UacDonald, prraclir-. M 11 . y
. Trinltr Pariah, t'liapl or the lntn.ls
Itroadwat' liniti .si. The llev, M Il.ii ii'";
U. I... Mrar. fervun and II .1 M. "'J
r. .M. Hprcim muic,
iHACK Clll Rt H. Hri
Dr. CHAnLI'.S LKWIS
anil loth W.
l; II tBlttiop Gucrrrli (Mr.