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THE SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1912.
the Kind ynu run across downtown and
go wide of If the street Id dark nnd you
liuvo nny sense.
"I wondered what those fellows were
up to. They kept walking backward
Utf forward, going to liroudwny or
mnybo halfway toward Hlxth avenue.
somctlincn they shouldered up to people
who chimp Into Forty-third street and
Mopped. Hometltncs when a taxlcab
B'.citipcd they nald something to tho
driver which seemed to mnko the driver
hiinIouh to h" away. Occasionally olio
of the crowd not ' .to a tnxl and drove
"Across the street In a slate colored
touring car were four or live men. The
vir wan Just enHt of Onhnn'H thcatro
and wiui pointing eastward. I believe
II had Its searchlights o... 'mt 1 am not
Hurc. There wan nothlm; about the car
to make hip curious and 1 didn't pay
mo curious and 1 didn't pay
i iillmi in it recent to notice
1 i... J ..ni.m,n,nn .Ti.nv
js tin; only imK .mobile of iiny '
stayed Ifl tin- street any length
that It va
KhootlBK ut IjST A. M.i He Mar.
"I was standing near the side en
trance; of the Cadillac, when t observed
the elate colored car. That wan ubout
1:43 A. M 1 Hhould Judge. I didn't
look at the time nnd I'm not positive
about It. I cay about 1 : !. because It
nil only about ten minutes afterward
that tho shooting occurred, and the
shooting wan at 1:07 A. M.
"There was a reason why nobody
interfered with inc. The nuturo. of my
occupation prevented any of the rough
looking customers from shouldering up
to me as they had to other onlookers.
I wan closely watched, but nobody
threatened mo or tried to get me off
the street. I didn't think about these
things at the time, but I understand
now what was going on.
"Six or seven minutes before the
shooting tho men in the gray automo
bile across the street got out of thn
car and stood for a little while on the
sidewalk talking with their heads close
together. While they were standing
there in a little group, two or three
men walked past them and said some
thing. It was o dog trot conversation,
whatever It was a few words on
"Presently three or four men. I'm not
osrtaln as to the exact number, came
over to the middle of the street and
stood there. They were watching the
ladles' entrance of the Metropole and
wore casting quick glances up and
down the street. The hard looking
men I had seen previously moving
atong the north sidewalk of Forty
third street paid no attention to them.
Kept HI" Eyes on Metropole.
"Watching the group in the street made
me more curious ard so I too kept my
eyes on tho door of the Metropole. It was
very brightlv lighted all around, rlie
Wg arc lamps in front of the hotel restau
rant made that art of Forty-third street
about us light as day. So I saw very
eloorlv a man who came out of the res
taurant and paused for a moment on the
idwalk right in front of the door., I
would know this man again if I saw turn.
"He was tall, seemed to be of fair com
plexion, wore a gray suit and carried a
cane. He was smooth shaven. As he
stood there he made what I thought was
a signal. He facod the group that stood
in tho middlo of the street and then qulckhr
raised his right hand to the brim of his
straw hat. a motion like a soldier saluting.
At least. It it reminded me of a salute.
"The man in gray quickly turned east
ward and walked rapidly toward Sixth
avenue. Ue did not look back and he paid
no more attention to the group in tho
street. . . .
-I still intentlv watchinff the door-
wav. The Metropole door opened again
and another man appeared, a man I knew
well Herman Rosenthal, about whom
everybodv was talking that night. As
he stood 'in the doorway with the bright
light squarely on him, I saw that he was
holding a newspaper rather close to his
lace and that he was intently studying
the first page. Ho woro nose glasses and
he had a rigar stuck in tho corner or his
mouth and titled at an angle. It took mo
just about thirty seconds. I suppose. to
notice all of these thing. Anyway I
know it wasn't long because things wero
happening very rapidly.
Uulrk Rtinta at Hnaettthal
"Ab Rosenthal stood in the doorway
tho grout) In the street ma do a quick rush
toward him. I think I hero were four
men who made the little run from th
middle of the htreet to the sidewalk. I
Haw that they had revolvers in their
liands. Rosenthal apparently did not
bee them until they were almost upon
him. He had been too much occupied
with his newspaper, I suppose. Ono
man was a little ahead in tho sbrir.t toward
Rosenthal und it was he who Ured the
first shot. . ,
"As he nulled the trigger Rosenthal
looked up from his paper. While he was
still looking the others fired. The points
of their pistols were almost touching
Rosenthal s faen.
"Rosenthal did not utter a sound that
I hoard. His logs sagged under him,
and ho sank in a twisted kind of way
with his arm doubled undor his head.
The cigar that ho had been smoking fell
out of his mouth and the newspaper
fluttered from his hand.
"Tho men who did the shooting, four
I am nrnt tv sura, stood IWciniE at the body
for a second or two, and one of thi-tn said
something to a man who ran post them
and made Iub way as fast as he could
toward Sixth avenu... 'I hen two of the '
iiartv walked rapidly across rorty-third
street und jumped into tho gray auto
mobile. 'Ihe other two ran along
the north side of Forty-third streot in
the direction of Sixth avenue. Tho auto
mobile was u little while getting started.
It may have been a minute or a minuto
and a half before it commenced to move.
I did not observo mil h about tho doings
of the car. because I was excited and my
nyos were mainly on tho bed and the
"i siw a poll enian come running into !
the strett a'nd then hurry as fast as he ,
could feo toward Sixth avenue, apparently
chasing the men I had sven running that
wny. Two men ran from tho .Metropole
the corner toward Forty-tourth street.
Nobody made any ertori to stop them.
There was a big orowd in front of tho
Metropole in two or three minutes.
"There wero (-everal policemen in uni
form thero but they did not seem to know
what to do. I thought they were making
desperate efforts to catch the murderers
naif to get Information, but everything
was so confined and there were so many
people shouting and yelling that nobody
understood exactly what had liappened
rjcept that Rosenthal hod been killed.
"l am sure that I could pick out from
any crowd the men who did tho shooting.
1 do nol know what their nam are, and
I do not think I ever saw an y of them
Deputv Commissioner Dougherty was
asked if lm would reveal the name of this
witness. He would not liecause the
publication of the name might result in
"1 )V.ve. more than one witness, as a
matter of fact." said the Deputy Commis
sioner, "thut I belle o I can rely on to
tell the truth about tho clroumntances of
the murder and to make positive Identifi
cations. Tho most important one of the
lot will bo produced as soon as one of the
men wanted for the actual killing is ar
tested." EellK Mury Surprises Puller.
The information tha Jack Zelig, along
with Wlutoy I.ewls und Lefty I-ouio, hud
Wen riding around town with Jack Hose
not lonn befote llnsenthol was Kl leu
i-ame as a surprise tu tho police, because
neither Jack ito- nor Miat iro. tne nnver
nt iVin crrnv cur. had made nnv mention
nf tne inreo n.eu nu w iwnim wiui
tin ,-ma nxcent VallOll UIIU DCIierillK HIKl
two or three unknown to Shapiro were in
tt jray car.
l ut uiu new luionumiuu
was that when Jack Rose got the red
automobilo from the Imperial garage ho
was accompanied "by Lewis, lietty Louie
and Zellg and that when the red car met
with an accident tho three accompanied
Hose on hli expedition with the gray car.
"I will not discuss the mutter, said
Deputy Commissioner Dougherty last
night, "except to say that there seems to
be no reason now for wanting Jaok Zellg.
I have located Zellg In Boston and there
is nothing to connect him with the kill
ins." Hut on tho other liand Dougherty says
that tho murderers were recruited from
the Zellg gangsters and that these men
seldom work without instructions from
a leader whom they know and on whom
thoy cnii depend.
The dramatic identification of Bridgie
Webber and Jack Mullivon by Louis Krese
on Friday afternoon ha turned the wrath
of the gangs toward this witness. In
spector itiiirhm nf the Detective Bureau
" yentflrdny that It Is b raot
Policeman standing by. and
wm(1(, not thf,,,,,. a
f lotting him go unguarded.
said yesterday that It Is a fact that the
waiter 1 f raid to take three steps without
ettlug him go unguarded
Fear fur Krese' ffnfety.
"Krese's testimony Is so important,"
said Inspector Hughes, "that 1 believe
some effort will bo made to put him out
of tho way. Thn men with whom we are
dealing aire as dei'lierate und reckless a
crew as were ever known in tlw criminal
history of New York. Just as we ate
protecting Krese, we are wat- lilngHeisler
and now witnesses every hour. If the
gangsters attempt any rough work they
will hav- poU'enir ato deal with."
Dougherty is investigating a storv
told by ('apt. .lohn F. O'Connor of the Bath
Beach "tut Ion that the murderers were
recruited from rufilanH and masteries
men who hang about tlm seaside resorts
on the chance of pickiug pockets, sneak
thieving or perluips a little blackjack
work after the sun goes down. lapt.
O'Connor, who knows Bridgie Webber,
sayn that the little gambler was very
busv along thn loaches less than eight
hours before Rosenthal was killed.
While taking no positive stand as to
I hi! story tho police have a notion that
the plot may nave included the use of
runlaus who were little known to the
Manhattan policemen as well oh to tho
habitue of that part of tho Tenderloin.
lack Sullivan was arraigned yesterday
afternoon. Tho proceedings were brief.
Detective John Finn presented a short
affidavit charging Kulllvnn with murder.
Coroner Feluberg ordered him held with
out bail until to-morrow at 2 P. M. His
lawyer tried to keep Sullivan from talking,
but the prisoner was voluble. He was will
witii rage against Krese, tiie waiter who
levolled a linger at him on Friday after
noon and who surprised the whole court
room with his excited shout:
"Why. there is one of the men I saw at
the time of the shooting'."
Krese's Eyes on solllvan.
"When that fellow came into the room
yesterday ufternoon he turned his eyes
on me," said Sullivan, "and he kept them
on me all the time. I wish I knew who
brought him into thn room. Thero is
man is just playing a game, that's all."
"Why should anybody play a game on
youV" ho was asked.
"Because I'm a friend of Becker's, said
"Don't talk," said Sullivan's lawyer.
"You'll only make more trouble If you do."
"Yes, I will talk," said tho prisoner
angrily, "I have a right to toll my side."
"If he hod listened to me." said the
lawyer, "he wouldn't lie in trouble. He
wasn't wanted here yesterday but he
insisted on coming to see what was going
on. He was too curious."
Every day since the hearings in con
nection with the Rosenthal murder have
been in progress Jack Sullivan has been
a court room figure. He never has missed
a session and was always up front with
the lawyer and the reporters. He had
put forward an alibi which seemed to be
straight enough until Krese apiieared.
Sullivan's story was that after joining
Lieut. Becker at the prizefight in Madison
Square Harden on the night that Rosen
thal was killed ho went with the lieutenant
to Park row and then went uptown in
Becker's car. According to Sullivan's
repeated statements Becker dropped him
at Broadway and Forty-second street at
1:30 A. .11.
Admitted Vlaltlna Poker Honmi,
Sullivan says he then went to a soda
water place near Broadway and Forty
third street and that he was there when
he heard the revolver shots. To this
account ho added ufter lie was first ar
retted us a material witness that he had
also visited Webber's poker room looking
for Sam Paul, to whom ho owed SI5U.
He said again yesterdav that ofter he
had run from the soda water place to the
Metropole and hod identified' the dead mau
as Herman Rosenthal he telephoned to
a newspaper and then went to tho Lin
coln Hotel at Broadway and Fiftieth street,
where he spoke over the telephone to
Sam Paul, who was stopping there that
night. Sullivan denied yesterday that
he was at the Metropole beforo.tho shoot
ing or when it occurred.
Other progress made in the general
investigation was the information ob
tained by Deputy Commissioner Dough
erty from Frank Ciroflcl, known as Dago
Frank, that he was with Hurry Horowitz,
Iefty Louie and others suspected of tho
murder at one of the beach resorts a few
davs liefore Rosenthal was killed.
Ciroflci admitted it was his picture that
appeared in a group photograph that
Dougherty had obtained. The prisoner
was suffering yesterday from a lack of
opium. He was nervous and overstrained.
He could of course obtain no drug to
satisfy his craving.
Hnrorrlts Hired Apartment.
In connection with Cirofici it has been
?"L!S ' ?L "WZFJX'YiJZ
, n, by narry Horowitz,
fcn 3 i, IvJili hl :
Horowitz and Daao Frank have been con
Before Police Commissioner Waldo
lft his office vesterdar he had this to say
about Lieut. Costigan and Costigan s
testimony uciuru hid urauu uuiy uu
"Lieut. Costigan has made an affidavit
and that settles the question of what be
denied. He says that ho did not make
nnv such statements. To sattsfv every
body. If Costigan is willing I will have
m. i J -f eXt,jr what
l " the Orand Jury.
, a .
Drinted yesterday morning as to his
nlanation of sporadic gambling in the
enderloin and elsewhere. He insisted
that his men were alwava active in obtain
ing evidence and in closing places against
which evidence had been secured. One
of the diHiculties of the situation was the
constant jumping about, of gamblers,
who when one place was closed would im-
miKiiaie.iy start operations in anotner.
Mr. Wuliio added also that thero had
been no evidence upon which to suspend
Becker If Becker had taken money
from gamblers and had promised them
protection It would have leen impossiol,-.
tne commissioner sain, lor necner to t nil I
inT.iltSrrt.Irilleck.r describe to tho three policemen
tlgan raided on evidence obtained bv
Becker, Becker frequently on evidence
obtained by Costigan and Heilly often
acted on evidence obtained by the others.
Certalu He Will (Set Mayers.
Deputy Commissioner Dougherty at his
home last night said that he had linos out
all over the country for the murderers of
Itoseiithal and that he believed thoir
detection was certain .
"I received Information to-day," said
tho Deputy Commissioner, "which I con
sider very imiortant. One of Ihe men
named In tho police circular has appeared,
I Rin informed, in a city not more than
000 miles faom New York. I have tele
snilihed the ixillce of that cltv to arrest
; and hold this man. If there Is any reason
to believe lie Is tho real suspect I will
senu a nieuuv irom nre at once.
Little bv little the tinso. i, I'learino- tin
Kverv dav some nroirrnss Is nirnln Thn
publio may not understand the importance
r them, little iin, ivit they ore of vast
lielt. i,,urur,l ihn nn. tl.n mm,, r .....i
luKmiucaiion oi me murderers, with
urese and tlm new witnesses much has
bisn and will Im nocmiplli.hed,"
Uistnel Attornc. V'liltmui U ui ol' tlu
city and will not return until to-morrow
morning. In the meant Imo Assistant
District A it or ne v rrniiK moss s in ennrco.
On Mondav Mr. Whitman oxneetH to have
a unit Willi vviiitamii, minis as to inn prog
ress of the Hums investigation aircaay
under way. On Friday Mr. Whitman con
ferred with Manager Dixon of the Rums
office here, and Mr. Dixon reported on
the work already dono by the Burns
Dentals havn com
from the Burns
agency that it is In the investigation.
But it is known that, tho denials were-a
ni'itter of policy. It has not been the
custom of the Burns people to disclose
the nature or tho direction of their ac
tivities. . ;
Raymond B. Fosdick, the Commissioner
of Accounts, is engaged, it Is said, on an
investigation us to whether crooked
policemen have been busy as rliargwl
by Rosenthal and others. Mr. Fosdick
has received anonymous communications
about the existence and operation uf
To-morrow the hearings In the cases of
all the men now under nrrost for murder,
except Bridgie Webber, who was re
msr.ded until the inquest on August IS,
will be hold. These are tho case of
Hose. Vallon, Hulllvun, CIrollcl, Sliaplro
and Llbby. ,
Tho Grand Jury will resumo Its work
to-morrow. Among tho witnesses ex
pected at the session are Lieut. Costigan,
who will bo recalled; Lieut. Heilly and
Otto Avers!. Lieut. Becker's chauffeur.
Becker himself has been asked to appear
on Tuesday. Mrs. Rosenthal will be re
called also. And among the other wit
nesses will be Inspectors Hays and Lahey
and Cant. William F. Dav. Krese and
Reisler and possibly new witnesses who
have turned un will
testify beforo the
Anto op Beneath Pant's Cell.
Thn nnllra mm wnndnrlna vesterdav
whether a curious incident that took place
In front of the Tombs had any special
significance. Early in tho afternoon an
automobile carrying the niunber 41001
N. .a number listed with the name of
Jack Levy, Bio Madison street, Brooklyn
drovo up to the Tombs and itatised under
tho windows of the cell that Sam Paul
occupies on an upper tier. There were
six men in mo car. from tne nmciow oi
Paul's cell what appeared to be a small
parcel was thing. It fell inside the stone
wall and was lost to the occupants of tho
car. Deputy Warden Hanley was aked
about this occurrence and said:
"It was onlv a niece of bread."
When the men In tho car saw that the
parcel had fallen behind the high walls
thov drove away rapidly.
Word reached Polico Headquarters from
the Tenderloin last night that Whltey
Iwi had I icon seen kite on Friday
night outside of Rector's Hotel, at the
comer of Broadway and Forty-fourth
street, and that he had told some of his
friends that he expected to be in I own
several days. The police said that tho
story was nonsense, but the gamblers
uptown were sure tliat Ijewls lias len
on Broadway In the last few days and that
he is e.iiu in ew lorK.
Despitelheapparent belief of Dougherty I
that the men mentioned in the police I
circular have fled from tho city, the gossip ,
upiowu una iiiouk oeconti avenue uiiu
in tho district where the Sam Paul aud
other clubrooms ure located is that, the
murderers are hiding in New York be
cause New York is the best hiding place
in the world.
THE RAIDING OF ROSENTHAL.
Affidavits Shurr How Sleuths Lost
Money to Get Evidence.
Tho New York World prints this
morning the text of the affidavits that
wero made by three of Lieut. Decker's
men. Patrolmen Joseph D. Shepard.
Charles r. Stelnert and James V. White,
describing how they obtained evidence
against Herman Rosenthal's gambling
house nt 101 West Forty-fifth street and
to what expense they were put In get
Their expense accounts arc curiously
similar, even to the Item of "Played rou
lette at above gambling hou$c and osl
Rosenthal himself had denied that
any of Decker's men ever played In his
house nnd that any evidence hud ever
been obtained, itn had said also that
Lieut. Decker was his partner and was
enjoying 20 per cent, of the profits.
In Shepherd's affidavit rclntlng to the
obtaining of evidence Is the Hatement
that he and Stelnert and Whit went to
Rosenthal's place at &:30 P. M. on April
15. 1812; that they were admitted by
"John Doorman" after an unknown per
son accompanying them had told "John
Doorman' that "these are friends of
mine and want a little gamble."
Sliephard describes "John Wheel
man No. l." "John cashier. "John
Wheelman No. 2" and about seven
others In the gambling room. He states
also that he and Stelnert and White
each bought $S0 worth of chips from
"John Cashier" and that tho money
"John Wheelman No. 2" also assisted
"John Cashier" In taking nnd retaining
said chips; that deponent and Officers
White and Stelnert each lost the said
chips representing tlfio, with wagers
and bets, the affidavit continues.
Other affidavits by Officer Shephard
mention Herbert Hull as "John Wheel
man No. 2" and James Fleming as "John
Doorman." It was the arrest of these
young men, one of whom was a nephew
of Rosenthal, which increased tho gam
bier's bitterness after he had been
raided by Decker.
The expense vouchers turned in by
the three policemen to the Comptroller's
office as sworn to on April 18, contain
such Items as:
"April IS, lunch, cigars and drinks,
Cadillac Hotel, Broadway and Forty
third street, IS.40."
"April 16, dinner, Knickerbocker Ho
"April 15, dinner at Jack's, 14.75."
"Drinks and cigars at Cadillac, four
And In each of tho vouchers is the
Item, "Played roulette at above gam
bling house and lost 130."
Shephard turned In an expense hill of
178.40 covering three days. Stelnert's
bill was $72.65 for Ave days and White's
woh $65.10 for six days. These expense
vouchers were certified by Decker.
A sworn statement by Max Margola,
who had done some work for Decker,
Buys that while he was In Lieut. Deck
er's office on April 16, 1912, with Backer,
White, Stelnert nnd Shephard, ho heard
the exterior and Interior arrangements
of Ttosenthal'H gambling house, and
Decker said that entrance could bo
gained through u front basement door
protected by three or four Iron or grill
doors, or by way of an Icebox door from
the stoop nt the front entrance,
Margola Hays that ho was present
when Decker made tho raid on April 17;
that he followed I.leut. Becker Into tho
house mid that Just Inside the front door
they met Mrs. Ilosenthul, who waH In
n kimono. Margola says that shu said
"Why, Charlie, what are you doing?"
and that "Decker held up his hand
In wurnlng and warned her by a low
hiss thut she should be silent."
ARREST MORTIMER HOROWITZ.
sara Alleged r'orger
Brother nf Clin the Blood.
Mortimer Horowitz. '.'I years old. of
a V.ui.1 hir.l. seventh .it I cel. who tain
that he Is In tho automobile repair busl-'
ness, wui arretted ul hi home hut night
on a lietich warrant charging him with
forgery in the second degree. Detective
Griffin, who made the arrest, savs that
Mortimer Horowitz Is a brother of Harry
Horowitz, whose alias in Gib the Blood
and who is very much wanted at Head
quarters ut the present time in connec
tion with the Rosenthal shooting.
(Irlflln did not bring his prisoner to
Headquarters, but locked him up In the
East Hlxty-sevcnih street police station
for the night.
The warrant upon which the arrest was
made wus Issued on an indictment re
turned list May. Tho Indictment charges
the foraery or u check for Sl.'flO.fiO. drawn
on tho Mechanics and Metals Bank at SI
Wall street by Carlisle Mellick to the order
of Miller Co. of 2 Broadway.
Irving Brodesky was indicted, charged
foraerv of this saiim check, and is now
out on bail.
CURRAN QUESTIONS GAYN0R.
Alderman Again times Investigation
of Gambling Chnruen.
Henry Curran, a Republican Alderman,
who Is chairman of the FinanceCommlttce
of tho board, and who has been urging
the Mayor for an Aldermanlc investi
gation of the charges that policemen have
protected gamblers, yesterday sent a
letter to tho Mayor renewing his demand
for an Inquiry. Mr. Curran wrote that
nobody in authority would be stulti
fied by such an Investigation.
He also calhd on the Mavor to produce
an affidavit, which the Mayor oh Friday
said that he had, to the effect that an
Alderm.ui had accepted a bribe of $300
for giving out a privilege for a boot
Mr. Outrun said yesterday that If the
Mayor declined to call a meeting of
Aldermen he will get a writ of man
damus to compel him. Tho letter follows:
July 27. 1013.
on. Willinm .1 flavnnr, Mayor nf thi t'Uy
of .Vi tr Yvrk,
Sir: You enjoy asking other people
question. I want to auk a few of you about
this Itosentlml case. Not thnt I enjoy it,
but merely to perform a public duly.
Yesterday 1 hni.ded you an order, signed
by seicnteen members of tho Hoard of
Aldermeu, lv ulrlin; you lo call a special
meeting of t..e hoard to coiiIi1t polico
conditions here. You may remember the
little talk ue hud, 1 usked you to help us.
ion illdrt't 11 k Hint. ou .iiU v.o cre
just tryTng to embarrass you.
Will you tell me how it will embarrass
you If we find out why this man was so
easily and thiutilrally murdered in the
limelight of l.on Acre tWuure? bet us be
ftfir about this. Mow eon It enitmrrass you?
You puzzled me sadly nKaln when you
said we would "stultify" ourselves If we
undertook this InveHtluutlon. JuH how
do uo "stultlry" ourcflv o by doing that?
1 he Charter says.
"The Hoard of Ald.'rtnen shall have power
and It sh.-ill lm Iti. duty to see to the faith
ful execution ot Ihe laws and ordinances
of the city."
And the Charter further as:
"It sl'all le the duty of the M iyor lo keep
himself Informed of ihedninuu of tho
seeral departments und "to lie vigilant
and netbe In causing the ordinance of
the city and laws of the State to be executed
and enforce I,"
I cannot see w here the htultltlcntlon comes
In for either you or us In this understand
ing. If v.h all do our duly as t tie luw pre
scribes. My only doubt l whether I under
stand your Idea of thai word "stultify."
Will you tell u all ubout it?
oti said one othr thing us we passed
thn time of da' th.il places u positive and
liumedlat" duty upon yourself. In com
plaining of the lloird of Aldermen you
pointed to a ha-l t ot psers nn your desk
and said that ynu had had there for some
time ii it iiflldatlt (full a tnenilicr of the
Hoard of Aldermen had taken a bribe of
t-Vai for giving out a privilege for n boo
black stand or some other kind of a stand.
Will you tell me what thut has to do with
your duty or ours In the lloentlm! case?
Why did you! mention It? Wok it u threat?
You added that the Alderman in uuestion
was a Cepublicju. What has that to do
with it? Do'you care whether a dtshnne-t
official is a Hepuhlicnn or a Democrat, or
even a third termer? Do you look upon a
man's polities liefore jou look upon his
criminality, and uh.il ha politics got to
do with the liixenthul cae? Now, I want
to know, and I believe the public will wi.nt
to know, the answer to these question:
Why do you let that affidavit He on your
desk? How long his It been lying there?
Why don't you act?
I make this demand upon you as the
Mayor of this city Act now on that affidavit
or tell us why you. don't It us have the
facts und let us haMMiomoni stultification"
talk until we know what it moan.
Ami will you please be sure and tell what
that affidavit has to do with the Itoscnthal
Marcu Aurellus says-
"From ltustlcus I received the impres
sion that my chsructer required Improve
ment and discipline; and from him I learned
not to be led astray to writing on specula
tive matters, nor to delivering Uttlo horta
tory orations; and I am indebted to him
for being acquainted with the discourses
Do tho little hortatory orations ever
llC.NT.V M. Cl'lUMN.
"The Mayor, like other good citizens,
seems to think the Board of Aldermen
is a joke." said Mr. Curran. "Tho law
us regards special meetings s plain.
It says that the Mayor shall call a special
meeting if a requtsit signed by fifteen
members in presented to him. The
request submitted was signed by seven
teen members. All of fheso are Republi
cans, but thero was no politics involved
in the request."
Mayor uayiior was at t, James yes
BECKER SUED IN SHOOTING.
Faces flll.OOO Actios With Plltt,
Oace Tried on Killing- Charge.
For the second time Charles B. Plltt,
Jr., Lieut. Charles E. Becker's press agent.
will be called upon to defend himself
against tho charge that he shot to death
WaNerly Carter, a negro, in a raid con
ducted by tho lieutenant last March 14.
Carter's widow, Mrs, Mary A. Carter,
hoa started a civ II suit for 115,000 against
bothBeckerandPlltt. In order tocollect
it sho will hao to prove that Plltt killed
Wlirord H. Nmitn, attorney ror sirs.
Carter, says ho expects to shaw thit Plltt
was the only member of the raiding squad
who did any shooting. Becrtnr beoo'ne.
a iHtrty to thu suit because li3 was dl reeling
The papers t'ir'ed last night.
Becker accepted sermoe in tho BathgAte
avenue police station, where ho was doing
desk duty. Plltt was found at Ninetieth
street anil Madison acnuo.
LEXINGTON SUBWAY RUSHED.
Itepnrt Knows Progress on Work
Marled a Year Ago,
Work on the Iiexinston avenue subway,
the backbone of the now transit system,
was started a year aso from neit Wednes
day. A report which has been prepared by
Alfred Craven, chief emrinecr of the Public
Heivlce Commission, shows what progress
has leen mado.
Contracts have beon let by thn commis
sion for twelve of fhe slleen sections of
this line. aKuregutlng U.tO? feet in lenicth,
or snout clKlit miles, at i entrant prices
toUlllnv .n..v.M.:i.i. ytor is well ad
vanced on ten of tlie'.twelvs Motions under
contract ami n anoui neiuu starieti on vne
other two seci Ions, contracts for which were
'culed u lew uavs iiko
tVorK is also neinu
u pushed on the lourth
avenue subway in Hrooklyn and tlm last
section or trie centre street mop subway In
Mdiihattnn Tskttiif all tliren miiIiuhvi.
there l now under contract about Xll.ism.oou
vorin i r ivrru nti'in triirtoen unit a nan mil'
f four tr.i i. road.
Body of Eight-Year-old Child
of Italian Laborer in
POLICE CALL IT Ml'HDKR
Fiitlipr, a LoiiffNlioreiiMii, Cnn
J.v Xo Clue to Motive
As John Murphy, a boatman, living at
82 Second street, Brooklyn, was rowing
through tho Buttermilk Channel last
evening he saw two small feet sticking
out of a gumiysaok which was bobbing
on tho water. He tied a ropo around the
sack nnd towod It to tho foot of Degraw
The sack was hoisted onto a pier and
Lieut. McDonald of tho Amity street
station was notified. He found that the
sack contained the body of a girl 8 years
old, in whose mouth a blue polka dot
handkerchief had been wadded.
Word of the finding of the body quickly
passed through the neighborhood and
within a fow minutes It was identified as
that of Mary Barbuto, daughter of An
tonio Barbuto, a longshoreman. She
had been missing from her home, 84
Union street, Brooklyn, since Wednesday
morning. Barbuto and his wife were sent
to the pier by excited neighbors and both
went Into hysterics. Mrs. Barbuto threw
herself on tho body und Irlends had to
drug her away.
I.let. McDonald paid the handker
chief and the sack were com inclng proof
to his mind that the child had been gagged
and thrown into the water. No e idences
of blows or other brutal treatment were
found. Tho Coroner's physician was
summoned, but ho had not completed his
exvmlnatlon up to a late hour.
Although tho child disappeared ut
11:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning
her father did not report to the wtllce
until Friday that she was missing.
Antonio Sabutino of 281 Union street,
who owns houses at 82-8I-S6 Union street,
said he saw the child in the street In front
of her home ut that hour. She was alone
at the time. .She was next seen playing
with six tir seven other chlldrcu in the
rear ol her hous?.
The girl who was a favorite among
the Italian children of the neighborhood
attended Publio School it;, union ami
The Barbiitos have two other children;
Annulaln,'. U years old. nnd Angelo
14 months old.
Barbuto said last night that he had
never received any Black Hand letters
and he didn't lellcve he had any enemies.
Coroner's Physician Pabst said late
last night tliat he hud found a piece of
white cloth thrust far down the child's
throat and that he had no doubt
that she hid bien murdered. He will
perform an nutopsy on the child to
POLICEMAN ELD FOR KILLING.
Fellow Policeman Whom He
In Quarrel Is Dead.
Mounted Patrolmm Thomas Stillins of
the Sheepshead Bay tKilloe station was
taken Into the Coney Island polico court
vesterdav morning, his he.ul swathed In
bandage. The charge of felonious as
sault aoain-t him was changed by Magis
trate Voorhees to homicide liecause of
the death earlier in the day of Mounted
Patrolman Richard O. Chaffee, whom
Collins admits having shot in self-de
Tho story which Collins told the Magis
trate varies in no urtlcular from the
account of the shooting which he gave the
police of his own station when arrested
on Friday night. Mrs. Chaffee, the widow,
coi roborated Collilis's story
She said that her husUmd, who was
also attache.! to the Sheepshead Bay
station, brought Collins to their home at
JI27 Fast Seventh street, Sheepshead
Bav. for dinner. Chaffee, finding dinner
unpreiwred, began to beat her and Col
Mrs. Chaffee testified that her husliaud
drew his revolver and told Collins to
"cut It out." Then he knocked Collins
down, heat him over the head with a ohair
und put the muzzle of his gun to the
stomach of the prostrate policeman.
Collins, drawing his own revolver, shot
Chaffee through tho forehead.
The prisoner was held without ball for
examination next Wednesday, awaiting
the report of the Coroner.
SUES FOR EWALD MILLION.
Caramon Law Wife of l.ate Iron
master Begins Action.
Louisvitxr., Ky, July J7. Ellea Golden . i
common law wifo of Louis P. Ewald,
the late St. Iuis ironmaster, through her
attorneys filed suit against the Ewald
estate here to-day asking that she receive
one-half the property, which amounts to
In her suit the plaintiff states that she
and the defendant agreed to live as man
and w ife and she also brings out tho fact
that their three children were acknowl
edged by Ewald In court and that while
they have received their share of the
ironmaster's estate, she was left without
Tho plaint iff also prays that the Co.
lumbta Trust Company be restrained from
Interfering in any manner between her
and her children.
AUTO HITS BROOKLYN CHILD.
Catherine Moorehead nerelves Frac
tore nf Slkall at Coney Island.
Catherine Moorehead, the three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Mooreheud of 177S Bedford avenue, Brook
lyn, was btruck by an automobilo on Surf
avenue, Coney Island, last night. The
machine is ownod by Patrick M. Haren
of Brooklyn and was driven by Frank E.
The child received a fracture at the base
of the Bkull She was taken to the Coney
Island Hospital in thn automobile and
later her father told tho police that the
incident was unavoidable.
WOMAN GETS A PRISONER.
Hindered aud Chased lllm Till
lire fame In Her Aid.
When Mrs. Lillian Leheck. junitress
of the tint houmi at 74 Third uvenuo, ro-
turned In her rooms yesterday after doing
some sweeping on the floor above she rati ,
ngutust a mini coming out of thn door she
had left locked, She grabbed him around
the imck and yelled, lie shook her off and
dashed down tho stairs and out of the house.
Mrs. Ieheck followed and ut Kloventh
street met Deteotlves Hiermer. Faulkner i
und Hendricks, who Joined In th chase,
Szermer overtook thu innn and walked hlrnl
to the Fifth street station, where search I
revealed a uold watch, fn and uu empty I
luketbook, all or which Mrs. MliecK ;
litimtltleil as hertirooerty
Further search rceuled u cold chisel
swuinr from a -cord around the man's
shoulder underneath his shirt. It was such
an Implement a second stnrv men use
either for Jimmying or bluukjucklnv pur
poses. The prisoner said he was .Morris Henry,
711 year old, of IliirrU trcct, Philadelphia.
The police wiy he admitted htivltiu served
two terms iu Jail.
TO VOTE BATTLESHIPS
Continued from First Page.
of battleships. Will bo there to vote to
Fremont Cole, former Speaker of the
New York State Assembly, wired:
flood for you. Keep up tho light for
at least two battleship. Baltimore was
wise to turn down I.lUle-Arr.erlcan Clark.
Nino-tenths of tho people are with you."
Hoprescntatives Sulzer nnd curley were
well satisfied to-day with the progress
being made in obtain in g si gnatures to their
petition. The petition pledges tho signers
to disregard tho caucus pledge against
battleships. Mr. Suler suld he under
stood thero were neurly fifty signatures
on the petition so far. Mr. Hulrer gave
out the following statement today:
"We are going to win the light for the
navy. My prediction for two now battle
ships will como true. Tho House will
vole to concur in the Senate amend
ment providing for two battleships.
"Publio opinion Is asserting itself and
exciting the sentiments of patiiotio
America. There must lie no backward
step in our two buttleshlps a year naval
programme or in promoting the effici
ency of tho naval ormof the Government.
How can Democratic members in the
Ho so harmonize their opposition to
the navy with the plank In tho recent
Democratic national platform which
declared for nn 'adequate navy'?"
Thoso who aro signing tho Hulzer
Curley petition take the stand that they
will not bo violating a caucus pledge
by voting for ono or two battleships.
In tho first place they say tho so-called
pledge never has been binding becnttso
tho caucus at which it was passed did not
assemble the necessary two-thirds of the
Democratic- majority. Action on the
question at eubsoquent caucuses when
tho necessary two-thirds wero present
has been conflnid to tabling motions
seeking to iiscind the first uction.
At no timo with tho necessary two
thirds present hasnho question been put
squarely on the battleship proposition.
But if tho caucus action is held to fe bind
ing tho Kiilzer-Ciirley faction contendsthat
the House fulfilled the pledge by parsing
a naval bill without appropriation for
! battleship. With that, the binding effect
of the pledge ends, tliey say
l ..rukAluT 4 . ,n..!t.i... Itw. nllr!n .f
the House in a conference fight.
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE TO ACT
Gnsernor'a Speech of Aceeptanee
Will tleniand Adequate Xnv Too.
At fo-morrow's meeting of the Demo
cratic National Campaign Committee in
tho new headquarters in the Fifth Avenue
Building will be discussed, it is under
stood, the taking of somo step to offset the
feeling wliich has been aroused through
out the country by the action of the major
ity of the Democratic House caucus in
voting against the building of ono or two
battleship. The Baltimore platform pro
vided for "an udequuto and well proper
navv Hufflrient to defend American
tioned nav sunicient to ueienu American
It can bo stated
that Gov. Wilson does
uction of the caucus,
not indorse the uction
On the other hand, Im is nngry ut
rniirsn followed bv the rnaforitv of
members who uttended the caucus, and
it can be stated that he will make his posi
tion clear and emphatic in his speech of
The opinion held by Gov. Wilson on
what is practically a repudiation of the
declaration of the national convention
will in all likelihood be expressed in some
form ufter the meeting of the campaign
It is hoped, however, thut before the
holding of the meetimr definite news
ill bo" on hand from Washington to the
Tect that the Democratic caucus will
be called together nirnln and that the
vote against tho new battleships will be
Gov. Wilson isespeeiaUyaKgrioved, ac
cording to well authenticated information,
that Sneaker Clark should have been one
of those who voted for tho tabling of Die
resolutions for the building of new battle
ships. When Mr. Clark visited Gov. Wilson at
Sea Girt a couple of weeks ago he promised
Mr. Wilson that he would do everything
in his power to bring about his election
to the Presidency. )ct Mr. Clark, as one
of Gov. Wilson's friends said yesterday,
had been among those who deliberately
flouted the promises made in tho Balti
more platform and thus plaod Mr. ilson
in tne position ot uemg tne nominee 01
rjartv that had af the verv outset of its
camnaim showed thallit was insincere
i i.i. h .11,1 ...i,
111 I1UH1U1K ill'- I'lUIIIIK-l. 11. UIU lUIMllll lis,
delegates to the national convention. 1
Gov. Wilson is not nt this moment in a
nosition to comment on what hanmned '
at the caucus m Washington, nut those
in tnis city wno are able to spcax rorntm,
while not wishing to lie quoted, said yes
terday that Gov. Wilson in his speech of
acceptance would intimate very ixiintedlv
that one of the most vital questions liefore
tne nation is mo maintenance oi a navy
sufficiently adequate to enforce tho tradi
tional policies ot tne country.
Why Not Do It
the baby's milk, everywhere, or are
ground into the carpets, rugs and
floors. A poisoned fly is more dangerous
than a live one. The poison is an added
danger and does not kill the germs on the
body of the fly. Fly traps are offensive
and unsanitary, the care of them disgust
ing. The fly destroyer that catches both
the flies and the germs they carry and
coats them over with a varnish from which
they never escape, is
Tanglefoot Fly Paper, iwpsUsmu, Suksrj
1 Sold by all firtIaM grosses
Silent Protest in Qticcns Conn 1 1
Court Against Any
TO All) DESERTED WIKU
John M. (irKVitiis Is Shu
Sing Sing Prison for
A delegation of suffragists Tiled slli'in.r
into Judge Humphrey's court In Queons
county yesterday to see that a mere man
got his deserts for indignities put upon
two members of thu sex by means of
Their protest against the crime was
silent, but it might not have beon so but
for the fact that the defendant, (John
Melbourne Griffiths got his from tho court
in thoshafM) of a sentence of not less than
two and a half years und not more than
four years imprisonment ut hard labor
in Sing Sing for his double dealing,
The suffragists, about twenty in number,
were led by Miss Mary A. Donuelly of
local fame. Before the arrival of tho
Judge they said they were there to help
uphold the good name of a wife and mother
of live children and bee that her recreant
husband, who had deserted her for a
younger and handsomer woman, nns
not allowed to go unpunished. Ml
Shabbily dressed and pale from his
confinement in jail since his conviction
on June 27 last, Griffiths, who w n: formerly
a locomotive engineer on tho Long Isl
and Railroad, was arraigned for scntonce
when his attorney, Isadora Conner, asked
that as there was a doubt as to whether
a ceremonial marriage had been per
formed between Griffiths and h's first
wife, tho prisoner bo let off with a
It was a formal or suspended sen
tenco that the delegation of suffragists
wero there to protest against. 'Ihe
two Mrs. Griffiths wero in the building,
althouph Mrs. Sarah Ij. Denton Gnffithhl
who says they were married fifteen years
iigo and who is tho mother of his fit
children, remained in un anteroom at
tached to the District Attorney's office.
,whero sho was waited on by the cuff ra
II 'I UB3VU 111 14VT-J. tlluuilllllKi l.V lull
hidden by u heavy black veil, Mrs. Itoco
, Belle Gordon GHfliths, 25 years old, whose,
murriago to Gnflltha wus tho uniiso of
' his predicament, hovered, around the
corridors of tho court boUbo looking help
1 less and forlorn.
Judge ttumohrey cut tho ordual short.
He denied Attorney Cunner's request
tied then intense silence, broken onlv bv
tne suppressed sobliing of the lone figure
in lila. k, wrvaded the coutt room.
"Griffiths," ball thu court, uddrefrsUig
tho priboner. "tho jury wero cuiini cu
to puss on u quoition ol fact in your ixse.
They )iave found that a ceremonial mar
riage did tako plum between you und thu
woman wno cl.iiuia to liavu been married
to you tit teen years ago. Whether or
not a ceremonial marriage did tuho plaio.
me lact tnat you :mvu uvea wnn mis
i woman :or mucin yeurs as your wue.
i k,,...,i,.,i ilpr MS vnll, . ,.nrf
! 'fJ'S ,"Tnr
you live iliudren wno bear
In itself Mimcient to iou-
biuuie a. marruiaae.
"A way was oiiered you out of this
Ulliivuil minii nuiim II,' j..niiv.u 11 mi
Ihis you huvo rejected. Your crime
deserves severe punishment,'' and hi
concluded by pushing sentence.
Attorney tanner was then given a stay
of execution of sentemm. until Wednes
day of tnis week in order to maKo hit)
preparations for taking an appeal. Mr.
tanner told the sunragettes, much to
their dissatisfaction, that he hoped to
get Grimtbs out on bull on an appeal
inside of a week
1 1""' ' ft. R?nWMP$JL. '."
infill.'; mil. -H. iiaivii'.-ix ill v-lii-llvv.
She is now living out at Baldwins, b. I.,
and it is proposed by the smtragrtte
to get up u fund for the support of her-eif
and five chiidivn. Sii-s Uontielly an
nounced that I,. .1. Stuntmry of Jumnlui,
ho n foreman of the Jury whhh ion-
victed Griffiths, will taKo charue of tiw
collections and a mass meeting is to be
held in Long Island City Wednesday
evening at win ,fi the ii:tory in tne
Griffiths case will be the subject.
Among the sulragettes in court were
Mrs. Khzubeth MuGowan, Mrs. F I'.
Pettit of Philadelphia, Mrs. C. A. Fischer.
Mrs. inttu'op Bt'cnder and Miss hoselM
Car berry, Mist. Allele .uorrison add,
Mary King of Manhattan Itudolpli
Confield ol the West Side Republican
Club in 730" Broadwuy, Manhattan, ulo
accompanied the suRragetto delegation.
nneu unmins was
vtnen uriintns was takin d.-h-k to jan
-.1 n.Al.L . - K . i
MrH- l' ""'"Plt,?1? V Ti
'd ifJ? lm'" a!B P 10 tr
80(1 secure him a new trial.
Bine Grass Ilall Moose Meet.
LuxrNOTO.w Ky., July '.; -Follower of
Theodore Hoosevelt held conventions In
all the counties in Kentucky to-iljy ex
cepting Jefferson. DeleiCHtes weie selected
to meet In district conventions August
In Fayette county therj einio near heir
a split over nn uttempt to Inject local poli
tics into the convention.
in a Sanitary Way?
drop into the food,