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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY,-AUGUST 21, 1912.
tered the place nnd walked toward tin
tnblo, 'Mix knew wlmt In expect, Im
Kayo. He promptly arose, throw his coat
back, tlirnt'il his pockets Inside out nnil
laughed nt the detectives. Zcllg mild to
"Pvvnnt Vou people to wati'li now 1
have no Klin on inc. hut these fellows
will try to plant one. Now all of you
look. You sec I have no gun."
White mid Ktelnerl iirii-tU-tl him. took
him to the Ptatlim house mid hail him
locked up for carrying n pistol, In court
they nmde the necessary statements,
5?cIIr wan held for trial on $10,000 hall.
Mis position was very serious. It was
t"ho second lime he had heen charged
with pistol carrying and n conviction
meant a prison term of fourteen years,
fie Knew, he s.is, that llecker had
Hellg iindei stood at that time that
Decker's jiower In the Police Depart
ment was Htilllclcnt to permit him to do
anything he pleased. He knew that
llecker hnd caused Ills arrest. He wax
In terror of prison. Then I'ose came
to him and said that he was to he
hailed out. Th' V'd by Hccker's or
der. A pool of 410.000 was appar
ently nude up hy Hose, Wchher, Vnl
Inn and Sam 11ml. The cash was de
posited with a surety company which.
a guaranteed, put Its name on Hellg's
flecker Minvrs III llnml.
Immediately thereafter, says Zelig,
Llrut. Becker showed his hand. He
uJd that he had hcen ahle to put Zellg
In thn Tombs and that he had heen ahle
to get him out. He said he could han
rlln the District Attorney as well as
the police, and that Xollg's case showed
how powerful he was. All of this, Zcllff
My, he helleveil Implicitly.
Howe's testimony hefore the Grand
Jfury fits In here neatly enough. Rose
mid that when llecker began to demand
ha murder of Rosenthal Becker
'nald, "If you fellows don't put that
nrpjcnler mit of the way I'll frame you
nil the same as I've framed 7.ellg, and
fiend you all up the river for seven
According to Hose r.ecker then de
manded that Zcllg he required to fur
nish u murder sipiad. Hose says he
went to 55ellg and told .ellg exactly
what Jlcckcr had ordeYed and threat
rned. Becker's word was that Zellg
-ouId take his choice hetween furnish
ing gangsters for the murder or going
1o prison for n lone term, There wasn't
much choice so far as Zcllg was con
cerned. Corroborating Hose's story, Zellg said
yesterday thai Hose had come to him
with Becker's orders and that In com
Jillance he had furnished a squad for
the work that Becker wanted done. But
Zellft Insisted, however, that he did not
know that his men were to he used for
murder, lie knew that they were to
work for Becker, hut he didn't think
that there was to be n killing. He con
sidered It discreet, however, to set out
of New York. He went to Boston and
from Boston communicated nfter the
murder of Rosenthal with his lawyer.
Zellg says that the $10,000 pool which
was put up ns a guarantee for his hall
hond was really Becker's money. The
only men In the combination who had
money were Sum Paul and Webber, and
they were not In the hublt of jcopardlz
Ing their earnings. Horn and Vallon
Zella'a Mcirj- (iinfll-ninl.
Zellg was before the Grand Jury for
half an hour. Ills story as to the
"frame-up" was corroborated by five
wltnetwes. people who were with him In
.SIpkcI'.m cafe when he was arrested.
Hubert Jlendelook testified that he was
sitting next to Zcllg and that he felt In
Zellg'ii pockets, after the Rang leader
had called attention to tho, fact that he
was not carrying' a revolver to make
sure that X.ellg was telling the truth.
Zellg, said MrndcT.pok. certainly did not
have a pistol, tlrccnberg, Gold. Slegel,
the proprietor of the cafe, and Jennie
.Morris told similar stoiles.
Kam Schepps was b fore the Grand
Jury firr two houn.. He did not display
the fllii!inc. or iculnrlty which have
marked hlui since his apprehension in
Hot SprlnKR. Hi wan questioned In
detail about the story that he rode in
the gray automobile with Hose when
the pistol men were collected; that he
was with Hose and Jack .Sullivan when
the mu-deivrs were rewarded with
Becker's muney, and that he was a
messenger ln'twcen llecker and ltns
while Hose was in hiding at Hurry
' Tho details of Sehepps's confession
were printed in Tins .Si n yesterday
.morning. Summarizing them briefly.
.Schepps talked to Becker over the tele
phone early on the evening of July IS,'
got Decker's Instructions as to procur
ing an affidavit from Dora Gilbert,
Jtoeenthal's divorced wife, went along
with Hose nnd Vallon to get the affi
davit,' nccompanled ltose on an auto
mobile Journey round town, was present
In Hridgle Webber's poker room, where
the murdeiers were collected, and
brought to Kose the (list news that
the murder had been committed.
Thereafter acting for Becker he kept
Hose Informed ns to what the police
werodolng, carried Decker's Instruction
that Rose should not mention Recker's
name and did his best to persuade Hose
not to surrender.
It was Hald that Schepps made a good
Witness and that his story greatly Im
pressed the Grand Jury. Members of
that body questioned the witness. He
told what appeared to bo a straight
tory and was not to he tripped up.
Two witnesses gave Information as to
the movements of the murderers befoie
nnd after the crime. Samuel Spiel
licrger. clerk of a hotel at Hockaway
Ilcach, said that Horowitz, Rosenberg.
Muller and ClroHcl were at the hotel for
a week before ine murticr, anu xnat
they stayed there for r day and n half
uftcr the tnunlei. They were well sup-
piled with cash, Splelberger said. Mill-
ler (Whilcy Lewis) drank heavily.
Ivanhoe G.irroway, a photographer at
liyckawuy Ucach, Identified a group pic
ture he hail taken, included In the pic
ture were Horowitz. Itosenberg, Muller
and Clrollcl, with women friends,
The tenth witness was Churles 11.
I'lltt. Jr. He was exumined by As
sistant District Attorney Moss. He ad
mitted thut he was with ltose, Schepps
nnd Vallon when Die Gilbert affidavit
Immediately after hearing the wit
nesses tlie (linnd Jury look a vote In
the case of the People ngulnst Charles
Becker. Frank Muller, Krunk I'lrollcl
Louis Itosenberg. Marry Horowitz. .101111
,nu i.h.ek- Sulllvanl and "William
Shapiro, There was one ballot only,
r .1.., ivventv.tbree votlnir
for tiw. indictment.
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The blanket ndlclment was men ue-
fo.c Judge M,llr(.,cc In Part II. of tho
Court of (leiieral Sekm"- The de-
fend.inls will be arraigned nt II A. M.
to. morrow. The lirand Jury will meet
Hgnln on Tlmisdiiy Mfier which an nd
Inurnment w'll be taken for ten das.
Ktter Urn ft .Nrxt.
In that period evidence will be built
INVESTORS WHO WORRY
when their stocks and bonds decltnt
appreciate the comfort of holding our
there Is no possibility of a loss and
the Interest return is higher than from
any other investment that Is equally
Any amount from $200 up can be
invested to yield 4'3 net.
No Invtiter hat over lost a dollar
Capital SISurplBS ' sMS.SOO.OOO
l7aB'wajr.N. Y. t7fRemaenSt..B'Uf
SSO niton tu Jamaica.
which Implicates several Inspectors and
an Inlluentlal otllclal of the Police Di- I
partment, It was plainly said yester
day that the main work of the Grand
Jury to-morrow will be the Indictment
of two members of the Stronftariu
Squad under llecker. The Grand Jury
will be asked to Indict these men for
oppression nnd perjur.
Counsel for Ueut. Becker received
another setback yesterday when Judge
Mulqlieen denied the motion of John W.
Hart for permission to Inspect the
minutes of the Grand Jury that In
John 1 Mclntyre, who la conducting
Meeker's case, declined to discuss
Becker's bank accounts. Mr. Mclntyre.
took n fling at the District Attorney.
Neither niv associates nor myself propoe
trying anr case In the nenspipprs How
ever, I am constrained tosaythnt the llecker
case l i he most unique and remarkable
with which I ever hnve been connected.
Some of it phases are truly nniiisimt.
when I n connected with the District
Attorney's oftlre it ivn always regarded ii"
unlawful to make public the proceeding of
the (iraml Jury. If uli.it it published in (lie
mvspapers from duv to tin y is lorreetly
reported there is no louver any snnttltv
siirioiinding the Grand Jury's work I re.ul
exery day of that which is testified to by
witnesses before t lint body, so-culled con
fession after io-cullvd confession is pub
lished, it seems to he asking the nubile
to believe loo much when It is told by the
self-confessed murderers of lio'eulhnl that
at the psychological moment llecker stood
on Ilroadway practically announcing to lots
of people that he was about to aid and abet
he commitment of a murder and it is really
interesting to note with what tenderness
and courtesy the self-confess-ed assassins
are treated dally.
The old way was to manacle assassins;
the new way seems to be to manicure them,
that the refined consideration that would.
in-fAit'iiiK! ion inuy hnouio oesnowninem
All the dellcacie of the season make up their
repasts, a chiropodist is furnished to treat
their feet and manicure, to trim and highly
polish their finger nail. Tutors are pro
videil to instruct them in the modern classics
and ultimately I nuine each one will every
morning have sent to him American lleauty
roi-es to make fragrant the air which he
breathes nnd I suppose they will lie taken
eacli night to a root garden.
hen District Attorney Whitman
heard about Mclntyrc's statement he
"it Is becoming the custom of law
yers for men Indicted for felonies to ac
cuse the District Attorney. The Grand
Jury understands perfectly well, how
ever, that no Grand Jury secrets have
been revealed. The public Is entitled to
such Information about such cases" as
Decker's a? does not Interfere In any
way with Justice. Kvery man whose
criminality Is revealed to the public
shouts that (Jrand Jury secrets arc he
McKAY TO SIT IN HAYES TRIAL.
lnMretnrs l'rlriiila Sny He'll lleven
The trial Judge in the case of Cornelius
(3. Hayes, reduced from an in-rector-hhip
liv Commissioner Waldo on a charge
of failing to suppress djr.oidurly houses
and for making a false statement, will be
First Deputy Commissioner McKay. Th
f ommissioner was busy yesterday pre
paring evidenco against Hayes.
An Assistant Corporation Counsel will
I w detailed by Corporation Counsel Wat
ison to conduct the ease for the Police De
partment against Hayes Commissioner
Waldo had a conference yesterday with
Mr. Wntson. If the papers can lie prepared
in time Hayes will 1- put on trial next
Saturday morning If not ho will lie tried
Commissioner Waldo declined to make
any predictions, but it is taken as a cer
tainty ut Police Headqiiaiters that Hayes
will be found guilty and dismissed. Waldo
will submit affidavits Irom all inspectors
in Manhattan but Hayes that they had
repeated orders to get evidenco .against
gambling and disorderly houses and to
keep their districts clean, also that they
were charged with complete responsi
bility for their districts. Kvery one of
these inspectors has made affidavit that
no blame attaches to the Police Commis
sioner for failure to suppress, disorderly
Commissioner Waldo beard yesterday
that Hayes was preparing lo make charge's
against the Commissioner personally.
Mr, Wuldo said that he had no doubt that
Hayes would attempt something qf the
sort, but that any accusations made by
Hayes could be easily disproved.
Hayes's friends said yesterday that he
has been at work ever since Friday pre
paring material thut would produce a
sensation in the trial. "Hayes is mad
clear through." one of them said. "He
has the records of various private orders
he received and he intends to make them
publio when he conies up for trial,"
G0FF READY TO BEGIN WORK.
John line Inqnlrj In lien In
I'lrat Murder Trial.
Justice John W. Goff, appointed by
Gov. Dix to preside over an extraor-
i dinary session of the Supremo Court for
the trials of I.ieut.lWker nnd the other
I Rosenthnl case dortndants, and to sit
j as u committing Magistrate in a John
i Joe grail inquiry, wrote to District At-
tornoy Whitman yesterday announcing
that lie was ready lo begin work at any
.luslien GnfT is keeulv Ininreuied i., il,..
He asked thn llitrit
ue asKeu inn wistrfct
Attorney to get certain papers and
records that ho has Imd in safekeeping
in tills city,
AsJiinworkof the extraordinary session
j has lrn planned so far by Justice GofT
am tnu .'.ni.. 11. ,-11 iui ii.-jr 11 ...mi ciiijiiui e
i..:n.,t,. ... I.. I... t : i t
a beginning of (lie John Doe inquiry be.
fnro 1, lout, llecker Is put on l rial nnd an
-ii .,u( ...,,. i r ii... 1
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lhe conclusion of Becker's trial or Hie trin
of tho defendant first taken into court.
The preliminary inmiiry is expected to
I last f'w weeks only. Hut in that time
1 ... u . -
11 is npmm inui ovicience 01 value lor
j trl-il vvork will be got by John f)oe
I he District Allornev is not sure vet
1 .1 . . :, , . mj
whether or not he 1 will try llecker before
milling i rank Mu W rtYhltoy L.iwisi
hefore n Jury, Assistant District. Attor
ney .Moss would line to have Becker tried
first Mr Whitman inclines to thn idea
of trying one of the actual murderers,
probably Whltey Lewis, first.
SCHEPPS, THE EXQUISITE
. SENDS mm SOCKS
Adds Tnlctiiii Powder. Lavender
Wilier nnil Similiter Holie to
TA HIjK .
'ALSO .oxk pokkh
Talks Kcliginn mid Offers lo
"I.11.V ii llet" That .hidalsin
llootn Is at Hand.
Despite the many legal and business I
engagements downtown which crowded
In upon Samuel Schoppss lltst whole
day ni a prisoner In the West Side court
Jail yesterday Mr. Schepps found time
to attend to tho.se little social amenities
which are expected when one returns
home after having been n house guest
or has received other kindnesses from n
friend or even a mere acquaintance.
Mso Mr, Schepps before dropping
lb o one of tho leading testnurants for
luncheon following Ills appearance be
fore the Grand Jury left direction Hint
he be provided whllo In Jail with some
if the creature'eomforts which nre es
sentials to n man of taste.
Mr. Schepps oariy In the day sent
somewhat lengthy telegrams to Acting
.Mayor Thomas J. Tetltt of Hot Sprints
nnd Mrs. I'etltt and to Police ('apt.
George Howell of Hot Springs, In which
Mr. Schepps thanked them for thMr
ninny kindnesses while he was In their
city. He expressed the hope ns that
soon he would have nn opportunity per
sonally to thank them when he runs out
rkansas wiiy again after the present
deplorable state of affairs had been set
Since he took a cell on the snme tier
with Messrs. ltose, Vallon and WebbT
on Sunday Mr. Schepps, so he said yes
terday, has been whlllng nway some of
his spare moments playing penny ante
So Yar I've won St cents. ' Mr.
Schepps said with pardonable pride e
terday. But to bring the poker game equip
ment and other necessities up to a point
of completeness approaching Hie fur- !
nlshlngs of the Alimony Club's quarters
In the l.udlow street Jail It was quite
necessary for Mr. Schepps yesterday to
make out a shopping list and turn It
over to his lawyer. Bernard Sandler.
Among tho very first things .Mr.
Schepps asked his lawyer to jot down
on the shopping list of necessities wete
four folding camp stools, which are not
the most comfortable seats for a long
penny ante session, but will answer, and
a small folding table.
Mr. Schepps arose ahout 6.30 o'clock
yesterday morning nnd strolled about
Ills tier en deshnbllle until the rules of
the Institution made It Imperative that
he return to his cell at 10 o'clock In the.
forenoon. During this period of relaxa
tion Mr. Schepps found time to write
this telegram to mayor and Mrs. I'etltt:
Tom .. I'etltt. nrtiug Mnvir, npnf Wife, llnl
Heached this city all rich! after some de
lays, and take this occasion to return thanks
to you for many courtesies ettended while
there. Sincere appreciation is thus con
veyed until 1 can better express myself in
person. Svm Scutrrs, IVr P. II S.
Still another telegram shows that It
Is Mr. Schepps'. present Intention to
run out lo Hot Springs very soon after
he has attended to matter. lh.it now
detain him In the Hast The telegram
ra u :
'0ifiii of '.iji-r thntuv lluuill. Hut Sir iifli,
Arrived here safely and everything satis
factory. Many thanks to yourself and
Chief Leonard for the many murlesies
extended and hope to see you both .11 some
not fur distant date, for I suld lie glad
to vilt your citv w hen lhiafluir is . loseil up
hvvi ,s urri's, Per II II. s.
When these telegrams had been at
tend! J to Mr. Schepps look up the
matter of little needs, which to some
may be luxuries, but nre absolute ne
cessities to a man aooul town even
when not out and about While walk
ing about In the early morning hours,
for Instance. Mr. Scheiins had sadlv
noticed the lack of a rug on the cold
floor of Ills tell. Little toilet necessl
lies also wete not to be had
and he had been seilouly Inconveni
enced In having no bedroom slippers.
Later In the day when down at the
Criminal Courts Building he therefore
wont over with Lawyer Sandler the
things he needed first and foremost.
"I need," said Mr. Schepps after he
had spoken of the folding table and
rump stools, "about half a dozen pairs
or socks, Pay about $1.30 a pair for
them and get them at Blank & Blank's
(mentioning a Fifth avenue haber
dasher shopl and buy only white ones,
Black or coloted hose make my feet
too warm. Get me a rug also and a
good bed quilt. And I want a pair
of bedroom slippers nnd two feather
pillows and pillow slips."
Lawyer Sandler Jotted these down
carefully. Mr. .Schepps knitted his
brow above his gold pince-nez for a
"And please send to the prison also,"
he added, "a box of talcum powder,
some witch hazel and some lavender
water. You ought to get the folding
table and the camp stools for about
"Vou know," smiled Mr. Schepps In
a sort of a side to one of the reporters,
"I'd make a good purchasing agent If
I hadn't gone Into the art business."
His brother Louis was his onlv caller,
witli tho excention of his lawyer and
Detective Al Thomas, vesterdav. I.nni
brought him his breakfast about u o'clock
in the morning. Shortlv after II o'clock
Detective Thomas called for him. onlv to
find Mr. Schenns still en dishabille. 'The
leflro which Mr. Schepps always gives to
! Ills toilet caused ho much delay that il
"Wioni imhiii urioie. lie was SUIISI en
. ,i,, i. ..o on.,nreh .
I " '
near in nubile.
He ounio forth shortly before 12 o'clock
1 A trim looking young man lin was, dressed
'". '! If'0'.1 n,".inK aml wu", PrT8"'
h 1 1 10 unci low patent leather shoes. As
1 -i.i . ..
always. howas smok ne a ciearette. The
delay In dressing necessitated tho nailing
01 n. 1nx1cu.11 so unit. Mr nonevpa and inn
dotectlvn could get down to tho Cr mi la
,v, lr, ' Bulldluc- 11 Z nmmai
I Arter his hour and a half before the
Grund Jury ho left tho buildlnir with
' J-awyr Sandler and Detective Thomas to
avu turn 01 ni i wo Ktinu-n rKtmirnn
., sdie 111s i lid seorl iiimrwrih-
nK this rido northward, surrounded by
1 .11 . i 1 .'. "1 ."ju"'."
win iiwuii iiiiwi ufjii, 1 in niHJWtni Willi L
almost approached annoyance when no
one in tho car seemed to recogniro wlio h
"Just look," he said to tho lawyer as ha
went tho elevated car with a olanea.
"Here are about. a hundred people in this
, and they're all reading on tho front
imkw of their (mpers '.Schepps Makes
Mill Confession.' or sotnoimng iiKeinai,
and not one of them seems to know I'm
sitting right with lhem."
While dawdling over his luncheon
.,.. Mr Unit., fit.., (nlLlwl nf htft Miflv
life, told ii few of tho stories for which ho j
Is justly noted anil switched otT to n tils
cushIoh about Judaism and the hygienic
laws of Moses, of which ho approves.
He quoted about a hundred words of the
Talmud in Hebrew when ho got to the sub
ject of thc.Jowisli religion.
mil the practice or ine ortnouox re
ligion is passing out in Now York now,'
' some olio MllcrcreHted.
"Turn lo the Prophet l.rn." answered
- Srhepps promptly, "and hear his lament
of the decline In the nrai-tlco of orthodoxy
lamoiiR the Israelites, Hut what uliolit
t tin things that happened right niter tuei
sliimpttiul Kzrii tells iiixint' ineruw.-isa
great revival In Judaism. Vou'ro right,
there's a slump in tho sltict practice of
Judaism here now. Hut we're due for a
revival of thn religion lo follow very hooii.
jjust ns it Is followed after Kara. I'll lay
a bet on it."
Kt Z 1
nij ()u tho way over in the steerage he
', was told by his father, ho said that in a
lie soon would see some relative who had
made motley manufacturing l'edora hats.
"And my'fatlier and mother told me."
he said, "that as soon ns I met the relative
on landing that I was to nvite for them a
chapter of the Talmud in Hebrew which
I had learned bv heart My mother said
maybe they would give me one of tho hats
thev make. So when I was taken to them
on landing I stinted right in and recited
the chapter in Hebrew and 1 did win a
He was annoyed when he aitived hero
on Sutulav over the fact that the "i:et-
inwny' luggage which It? had hastily
Icll town Willi was il tlionp siravv suitcase
nnd lie disliked very much when he was
brought back to town a p-isonet lo be
seen . urrviug so cheap a pi-co of luggage.
I'p at llu'ilal'i. on 'he other hand, be had
noticed for s.-il" ,if n -taml a veiv large
photograph of Niiimiu loll- mote than
a foot nigh ami two feet aemss. 'I his iio
bought and he did not ni.jci t nt all to carry
ing it aroiit'.d fo, tio s'oitcr pat I of
a Uv. And when he .jot Iwok he .'en! il
to tl'ie small iluinhter of Maor IV ill
of lloi .inruig. Ui c uliln'l reinetnl er
her tiatno no nddiei-sed it to "The
I,in let Mi-s Point.'
iidluw did . hi find District Attorney
Whitman'." he w'as .iski-d toward Hie end
.f the luncheon vestenlov
"lie'rtvlll -I'-b'." 'oilllg Mr. Schepps
inswered rvtlntMavn.-.lllv. "When v.e
g-t nit we'ro going di n io the Knt Side
and ognni" a Nhiim.iii I pi anu ,"'iiu
him ! 'in- i..ib.i iiatoriLiI chair."
A- be walked ri lo the prison noor
in vio-i 1 riv -iiiHl sirea niioui nan nn
hour later n'mnli in an open tiolley car i
that v- !,ii!i2 veiled: "H"llo, Sam
If yo-ing Me. hchepp heard the grilling
he paid no intention to it He went rijllit
imo i no pnon. asked that no "no bo
allou-t d to di.-tiirli him nnd climbed to hi
cell . iiw.-ut the ni rival of the folding
l.ibK the slippers, tho camp stools and
the t.ec.sary white silk sock
MORE BECKER "ANK ACCOUNTS.
Dlslrlel llorur- Also !et 1. 1st nf
Islts In "Irons llnx.
Bank official submitted the records
yesterday of two more llecker bank ac
counts. On April 25, 1013, Lieut. Charlos Becker
and Helen L. Becker, his wife, deposited
in the Krnnklin Savings Bank at Kiglith
avenuo and Forty-second stroot 2,om.
On April 21, 1912, thy deositod in the
Bank for Savings at Fourth avenue and
Twenty-econd street $2,000.
Mrs Becker withdrew lioth deposits
on July 31 la! nfter Becker had Ixwm
iiriested About that lime Mrs. Becker
was active in withdrawing other sub
The discovery of the rrunklm and
Bank for Saving deposits increases the
list of known depositories to ten. Lieut.
Us,rlnr in eiirht month (loooslfed SfM.fllfi
There are two more bank accounts in
Manhattan to lie heard from and three
bank- accounts outside tho city.
While Mr and Mrs. Becker wore putting
money in banks they were making visits
to a sJife deposit Ixix in tho Madison Safe
Deposit Company The records of their
visits to this Uix tally with tho record
of lunik detiosits
On November 21. IHU, Becker and his
wife rented Box 2W1 from the uptown
bnineli of the Mad son rvite Deposit loin
pany. The District Attorney lias obtained
this record of tho visits they made to
Mi Becker. November 2s. 1911: Mrs
Becker. Decemlier 23. Hilt; Charles Becker,
December 3U, Hill; Cliarles Meeker, .lam
u.iry II, 1012; Charles Becker, .1111111110' 22
lull: Cli.irle. Becker. February Hi. HI12:
Charles Becker. March IS. 1012; Charles
Becker. March 211. 1012; Charles Becker,
April 1". 1012: Charles Becker. April 22. 1012;
Charles Becker. Mav HI. 1012; Mr. Becker,
June 11. 1012: Mrs. Becker. July sn. 1012.
Since the District Attorney has had
no chance to look into this safe, deposit
box it is not known, of course, what it
,iiinins. But it is assumed that Mrs
Becker emptied it on July 30 She hail
been withdrawing bank deposits nt that
The other Becker s-ife deposit box
was in tho Bronx Borough Bank at White
Plains avenue and 2IMh street Tho
District Attorney expects to havo to
diy the record of visits 10 this box
CELLMATES MISS SCHEPPS.
I, el 'I'lirlr llrlntlvc In In Help While
nn Ihr Time.
Jack Rose. Bridgey Webber and Harry
Vallon began to receive calls from their
relatives nfter their new penny ante poker
companion. Sam Schepps, left tho West
Side jail yesterday at noontogobeforo tho
"He's a peaoli, Sam is." Hose is reported
to have, said in a complimentary tone
whili Hose, Vallon and Webber sat in tho
jail speculating upon Schepps's probablo
adventures down at the 1 riminai louri
Building. "He'll como 11010 with the
"I wonder how Sullivan feels now," was
Webber's contribution to the conversa
The three stay at homes were much sur
prised when Schepps fame back n the
jail at I o 010CK in 1110 anernoon. 1 ney
hadn't expected him until t. When ltose
and Weblier wete before the Grand .lury
they never returned to West Fifty-third
stteet until about 11 o'clock and usually
they got back looking nmj feeling all
fagged out. Schepps returned to his
cell yestonlay looking and acting fresh
MRS. P0LL0K WANTS ALIMONY.
If i! ,TI I u Week I'eilillllR Suit
llnaril nn .lurU Hose' Mor.
Supremo Court Just leu Aspinall in
Brooklyn will hear nrguments to-morrow
on nn application by Mrs. Mary Kmily
Pollok of Freeport, L. I , for $250 n week
alimony nnd 2,50O counsel fee. pending
her dlvorco suit against Harry Morgun
Pollok, the sport promoter, based on Jack
Rose's Htories concerning u woman known
10 " ' ".
1 thai murder Mrs, Pollok has filed a
to him as Mrs. Pollok, who lived with
Innir affidavit that her luiHbatvl. from
whom sho has been separated for two
years, has bean unfaithful.
It is understood that Pollok's opposing
affidavits may include one from Jack Rose,
tn which no win say no was misiaicrn ns
to the status in the Pollok household of
the woman ho knew as Mrs. Pollok.
Ready for Your
At all our stores
Without (Ja.uior's Consent He
(iives I'p I'oliee Invest!-
WILL AID A LDKRMKX TOO
Promises to (Jive Riu'Uner Clues
That Seem to Point to Po
Commissioner of Accounts Itaymond
It. Kosdlck last night sent a letter to
Kmory It. Buckner, who Is the special
counsel for the Aldermanlc Investigat
ing tommlttee. In which he offered to
furnish any material he might have
which could w of use In running down
raft In the Police Department. Mr.
iosdlck and Mr. Buckner had a con
ference uptown ort Monday, and the
letter of yesterday was the result of
It. This Is n part of what Mr. Fos-
At jour request I tun picparlng all the
material which ne have In this otllce 1 da
tive to the police situation. 1 have al
H'Hilv made arrangements with District
Attoinev W hitman to turn over to nun for
consideration by' the Grand Jury any in
fotiiMtlon thai we have bearing upon the
proposition In Its cilmlnal aspect, .much
of the mateilnl, however. Is such as rould
moie leadlly be followed up by a com
mlttee like yours working In the open.
Whatever we have Is at your disposal
Mr. Fosdlck said, In answer to a ques
tion, that the offer had been made
without the knowledge of the Mayor,
tnd he added that he didn't know what
the Mayor would think about It.
The Commissioner has been Investi
gating the Police Department ever since
he has been In otllce, and he has much
Information that probably will bo of
value to the committee. He explained
yesterday that the Information had
been turned over to the District At
torney and could he used directly to
obtain Indictments. He has much more.
however, that may give clues In run
ning down graft.
When John Purroy Mltchel was act
ing Mayor In 1910 he had Commis
sioner Fosdlrk make a thorough In
vestigation of the police nt Coney Isl
and, and It was Intimated yesterday
that some of this Information, which
never had been made public, would be
turned over to Mr. Buckner.
"The Police Department needs a thor
ough cleaning." Mr. Fosdlck said.
Alderman Curran. cliairmnn of llie in
vestigating committee, left town yes
lerdiiv Whether or not he was getting
evidence for the investigation or was
just taking a vacation after his struggle
with the Mayor was not told. Mr. Cur
r:ui will be buck to-d.IV
Mr Buckner was still busy with the
evidence which he has already collected,
and his hardest work now is to select
that which is likely to be of value. Ue
will take his ofllces in tho Mutual Life
Bui klini? within 11 few days.
It was said yesterday tlmt lnsHctors
Hughes, Laliey, Md. lilsity, i.auaiane unci
Hayes, ine last 01 wnom nas nisi oeen
deposed by Commissioner Waldo, would
lie among' the first witnesses before tho
committee Dougherty and Waldo will
also bo invited, nnd there was talk that
Mavor Gnynor would be asked to talk
There still is doubt about the authority
of the committee to compel nnswers to
its question, but it was said that the
refusal of any police oflicinl to tell all
lie knew would result in charges against
him The committee will try lo get nt
the bank accounts of all tho inspectors
and other officers whom tlicy suect of
liavinir accented craft
"Tho invitation to Mr, Mitchel to par
ticipate in tho investigation is in my
mind the most encouraging thing since
the Aldermanic investigation was first
discussed," said Corporation Counsel
Watson yesterday "The more Mitchels
there are in the investigation the less
there will be for me to do, Tho fact that
Mr Mitchel, an Independent Democrat,
was not included in the personnel of the
committee aroused misgivings in tho
minds of many. Mr. Mitchel is pecu
liarly fitted to give the sort of aid tho
committeo must nave if it is to accomplish
Allan Robinson, chairman of the citi
zen' committee, announced yesterday
that the committee had appointed as its
attorney Joseph P. Cotton, Jr.. of 14
Wall street. Mr. Robinson said that Mr.
Cotton was one of tho ablest lawyers
in the citv atd that ho would cooperate
with Mr. Whitman nnd Mr. Buckner.
Mr. Cotton said he expected to get
to work at once.
NEW STRONG ARM COMMANDERS.
lleails of Miiunds I noil .t fits e XVny
By order of Commissioner Waldo Lieut.'
Frank llheinihh was relieved yesterday
from tho command of special squad I,
known as tho "strong arm scpiad," and
I.leut, Anson II, Weeks, who has heen
doing desk duty nt tho Jamaica precinct
station, was appointed in his place.
Ilholnish will go to the 100th precinct,
UUt. Domiidck O. Hcllly was relieved
from command of squad 3, nnd was
transferred back lo tho detective bureau.
He was succeeded by I.leut. Henry Scherb,
formerly of the Knst Sixty-seventh street
Although Commissioner Waldo gave no
specific reasons for tho changes it was
learned from an authoritutivo source that
he desired tn put In command of the
special squads men who have had no pre
vious experience in the work of tho special
Squad 2 remains under tho com
mand of I.ieut, Daniel Costigan, known as
"tho honest cop,"
Kloction District Cnptnln Who
(Jot the Cash Admits It
IJ0NK IN RECK KK'S DISTRICT
Pa.ver and Receiver of (Jraft
Sa.v Alderman Knew
Not hill- of It.
Commissioners of Accounts Raymond
IJ. Fosdlck, who yesterday began sn In
vestigation of the charges that Alder
men had accepted graft for licenses to
newsdealei", without difficulty got In
formation that $-100 Is the tegular price
for the more prosperous stands, also the
sworn testimony of on election district
captain that ho had taken $300 for a
news stand license.
Benjamin F. Strauss of 200 West
Ninety-second street was the witness
who made the frank admission that he
had taken graft. He Is the Hcpubllcnn
cnptnln of the Twenty-ninth election
district of the Fifteenth Assembly dls
trlce, which Is the one from which
Alderman Nllcs R. Becker was elected.
Strauss took the money from It. Scllko
vvltz, u newsdealer, who with his partner
runs stands under the east and west
stairways of the new elevated station
soon to be opened at Klghty-slxth street
and Columbus avenue. Strauss said,
however, that Becker knew nothing
about the graft.
Alderman Becker himself was Instru
mental In getting the testimony before
Commissioner Fosdlck. With his coun
sel, Lemuel i:iy Qulgg; Benjamin I'.
Thomas, Strauss and Sellkowltz he ap
peared at Commissioner I-osdlcks otllce
at 2S0 Broadway yesterday morning.
Mr. Qulgg first asked Commissioner
Fosdlck that the hearing be put off until
after the Board of Aldermen had been
called together nt a special meeting to
appoint a committee to Investigate the
news stand charges. Alderman Becker
himself has demanded this Aldermanlc
Investigation Into his conduct. Commis
sioner Fosdlck said his Investigation
would have to be carried on separately,
and denied the request.
Chief Accountant Harry M. Rice was
appointed by Commlasioner Fosdlck to
tarfe. the testimony. Alderman Becker
wanted It .understood that the witnesses
had come without being subpoenaed and
that he himself knew nothing about the
teutlmrillV Which WBS tO be glVCrt.
Selikowitz. tho first witness, said that
he and his partner when thev w-anted to
open llieir sianns ni me r.iKinj-m.i.i
street station had lieen told that Strauss
was the man to see. They understood
that $400 a stand was tho regular rate,
and that was tho sum paid over to the dis-
. .....1.. Ar.nv . mnnnr i n a mi n
irici ciiiiutui. niic ""w . 1
they got the licenses with Aldcrmanl
Keener s signature on mem.
Strauss followed Sellkowltz. He ad
mitted nfter he had lieen pressed that lie
had received the sum mentioned by the
newsdealer. , . ,
"Alderman Becker knew nothing about
it, lie said. "Ho had no Idea that I had
received, the money."
"For whit purpose did you take the
money?" Strauss wa asked.
"It was for personal services in the mat
ter." was the reply.
'I he investigator urged him to tell the
nature of the service, but his memory
failed him there nnd he was unable to tell
just what it was. Ilo said that since tho
fuss had begun nbout tho graft from
newsstands he had returned $100 to Sell
kowltz nnd that ho would refund more
Mr Rico said yesterdav afternoon that
the -nso would Vie put intg the hands or
liiir!ri Aiinrnev Wliitmirn nnd that lie
would lx- the ono to make the charge of
taking monev under raise pretences. .Mr
in ii-nn nn't snrn. thouch. that Strauss
could l convicted, for he thought there
was n technical loophole mrougu wnicu
Mr. Fosdlck is after two more wit
nesses whom he has not vet been able Jo
find. As oon as they havo heen Hiib
..m.ii ilmv will l-o biniicht befoie
Chief Accuhtnnt Rice, and it is under
stood that thev will corroooraie ine 1
stories that olreadv have been told. ,
Mr. Fosdick said thut little of value
had lieen obtained from the other wit
ness whom tho Aldermnn had brought
with him. Mr. Becker wuntou to go on
the stand himelf, but, tho Commissioner
would not let ntm uniii no nun ueani uu
the other witnesses in the case.
"I heard that Mr. Fosdick had sub
ixciiaed two witnesses," said Alderman
Becker after the testimony hnd been
given, "and I knew that they could not
know anything about the caso.so I brought
the election district captain and the
denier. They told tho facts about the
case I wanted to go on the stand myself
but was not permitted lo do so.
"When I went to the captain on first
hearing the story of the collection of the
money for theso stands nnd asked him
about it I was amazed to hear him say
Ihnt ho had collected SsiiO for the two.
1 ordered him to pay the monoy back and
said n whole lot mote that couldn't bo
printed. Both he and the dealer say that
part of the money has since been re
turned." "SYSTEM" AGENT ARRESTED.
Philadelphia!! Admits llrsllne Willi
roller, bnt "Won't Snnenl.'
riHLAnKLruu, Aug. 10. -Julius Bern
stein, the self-confessed link between the
police department nnd tho Tenderloin,
was arrested this morning in ono of the
Itnco street resorts he owns. The war
rant charged him with keeping a disor
derly house nnd the arrest came as a
direct result of an internal light in the
"I know all nbout 'the system' In the
Tenderloin, but 1 am not going to squeal,"
slid Hernstein. "It is just the sumo in
Philadelphia as it Is in New York and
every plui-e else, Vou can't run these
places, unless yqu uuvo some 0110 iihck
of you and you've got to deal with some
f'vo dealt with the notice and others
in both Tenderloin police districts. 1'vu
dearth with the men 'higher up' and I
know just how thoy work, hut 1 wont
Bernstein was held for court.
SPECIAL TERM ORDER SERVED.
FIrit tioveriior's Court Session In
Thin t'oulllr Since Tirreil Time,
Tho order of Gov. Dix for an extraor
dinary term of the fcuprome Court at
which Justico John W. Ooff will inquire
into police graft was served on County
Clerk Schneider - yesterday bv a mes
Betigor from tho Governor nt Albany,
Tho messenger then went 10 Millbrook
lo deliver to Jimtlce Goff the commission
designating him to hold the special term,
The order is the fir t lo be signed by 11
Governor of the State for an extraordinary
term of the Supreme Court in New York
county since the Tweed ring investigation
forty yearn ago.
Built of stcgl, stene
brick and center',
with even the doors
and window frames
of steel. In evet- de
tail the first consid
eration in the con
has been SAFETY
Being lecated on
42d Street, opp. Library
with open Bryant
Park Immediately In
front, nnd with na
tail buildings near,
means a maximum
of light and air.
The Aeolian Com-
finny will occupy .1
nrgc part of the
building nnd will run
nil of it. This assures
lefsecs service un
equalled by any
other office building
in N. V.
Agent now on
the I2th floor of th:
Pease & Elliman
:UO Sladlsnn Ave., n" ip1?. M.
Telephone "Urjsnc rami."
Two Drowned and Miles nf
Unilroad Trneks Wnslieil
RIVKIIS RISING ItAPIIM.N
Twenty Pnssenjrer of R. nnd I).
Express Tit ken From Curs
in Ice Wilson.
PlTTBHiinn, Aug. '.'0. -Western rein
sylvania took another inventory of .
losses from storm niter experiencing
a series of cloudburst and electrical dis
turbances during the night. Two vveie
drowned last slight nnd scores in We.i
moreland, (ireene. l-'nyetto nnd Wash
ington counties were made homes bv
floods Allegheny county experienced a
lightning dWplay thiu parnlyziM niie
Throughout the surrounding counti'"
rnllrnnd ntifl trnllov Ipnflli. vrns slrinned
and roads nnd bridges were washed nwav
The Haltitnore and Ohio and the Penn
sylvania Itailroad train schedules
were utterly disregarded to-day Hi"
Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
to-night are rising rapidly, and the coal
companies nro preparing great fleets to
be sent south on tho rise.
William Uenoc of Washineton. I'.i
wus driving last night in the Woolentovi
road with John Williams Tim rush of
water following tho cloudburst swe'
the rig nnd the men into Itncon Creek an
Depoo was drowned
'lh home of V It. Kovvler of lirown
town, near Hcottdale, was swept Irom i's
foundation when Hrusli Creek became .1
raging torrent. Fowler nnd his si
children were in the house. Margaret,
aged II, was carried away in llie walets
Xo trains left Washington over in
Pennsylvania or Ilnltimoie and Ohio until
to-night; the II. A O. track for miles was
shifted by the Hoods. Washouts .lions
tho Turtle Creek and Alexandria rit-'i.
along llie Pennsylvania were numerous
. I.ate list night twenty-eight passengers
were taken in an Ice wagon from the IV s
burg express on the H. A. O. nt iIih lM'i
street crossing, Washington. The train
was ip. five feet of water.
Chortiers Creek was flooded and He"
campus nt Washington and Jefferson t ol
lego has lieen a lake alt day. Streer ar
torn up and tho entire sewer system of
Washington and Caiitionsbiirg will have
10 bo rebuilt . ,
The population of Tylertown. eishi
miles south of Washington, spent the nlsht
in tho hills. An alarm was sent throughout
10 community nfter midnight thai Hi"
great water power dam. fur up the Char
ters v alley, ts reany to breaK
Tommy Slnipaim Dies on Ills I'm-m.
Tommy Simpson, former secirta'v "f
the liiootdyn ball club under 1'h.nles "
Ilyrne and later connected with t.e i"
died Monday at his farm nt Wliio-unn,
N.Y., from a complication of disco"-'
He made a comfortable fortune mitt aic
telephone pool room in I!roollu ma
raced n few horses.
Two Beauty Secrets
G. for Summer Months
Hair requires frequent Hliumpooing
in summer bocaiiso of tins ureal umoiini
of dust nnd Boot in tho nir, nnd it vou
dissolve, ti teaspoonfttl of cfiitthrox j"
n cup of hot water you will Imve amp1''
mixturo for n eleuiisitiK, inviuoriimitf
nnd wonderfully mrtisfyiriK nliaiti"
After usiiiK cuntlu-ox the hair dnc
ouickly and evenly, uml will lie ever s'j
soft and brilliant even in the Initio'
weather. Then you ran do your hair
up in nny Hlylu with little rrforl.
A spin-mux lotion i tdeul lor no'
weuther, lieeniiRo it permits tin; f '"'
to do their work properly, nin H"1
this is done pimples, hlaeklieads.
iiesa and line lines vanish, io mi'1"'
ndd : tenspootifuls glycerin" lo '. I'"1
vvitoh hazel 101- hot water, then pu
4 outlet's siurmnx. After the spun"-'1
lotion is nnplicd lo the fnro ii "
visiblo nnd imparts a yoiilhftil e'taim
and tint to any complexion.