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THE SUN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1912.
nation Ms nam appeared onTthe 1M of
tlm eligible for promotion to the rank
of captain of ih ftillrn Department
flial Milling Hip iintiinni nf the je.ir I"0"
his name wu:, certified to (lie then I'nllce
l'ninnilloiirr. I lirmlori' llinpliani, foi
preinntinii In hill' of captain
'that n sImiii linn- prior lotlis certification
of hU mum' in the Toliii ( 'iMniiiiloiif r lie
wtelict! mini I lot ono Mfrril I Johnson.'
'hii UihIt ShrrllT of t ho oiinty of Nntr
iirl. rrlrpct In pi lilm thill lie ttlil llieic
fote vl.lt lli 'mill Alfreil .1 Johnson nl th"
office of ihr MinrifT thai llio k.ihI lolinon
irim'Ml with lilm lli iiuestlon of hts
I list I lie s.itd .lulinton illil Inform lilm ilin1
lil name wa about lo ho 01 llflrd o the
f'oiico t otiitiilvtlnncr ami tint li" would
take him to sec llio in, in who loiild ilo I In
business, or wonls lo tli.1t cfTei I 'Dial lie
th"ti n i omp.iiilril the v.il'l .lolniMin to t In
nflWe of on" 'tliooiin ! ltaMt, a formoi
secretary ton ,Mnorof llmcltynf Now ori !
nntl Mien secretary lo the Itoanl of Water I
1li.il the alil llaiclt inked li I in n mini
her of oncstlnn n lo Ins rernnl In tin'!
I'olli'o )opnrttM"nt, Ms inte, previous tittii
pillon ,t 1 1 . 1 ) foitli, mill ili'l finally state'
thai he would lulero.' !ntnelf in lilt helinlf
lint flinrtl.t lhrenfler ho vn nsaln In
CAPT. REITH ON- THE STAND WAtfSTJlsJri
Mm. mBH't vwu jr mi
Quality Never Varies
nry isn", ho went into tlio tlotoctivo I
I bureau to assist in l do photographing or
prisoners. 'I lio lut'ti alleged In his nfll-
'.Int'il l'.,'..! II..I, 1. I....I ......I
........ ,..., v.f.. ...Jill rwim, ll.tll 1 III I fl I II
lornien in.lt 111" -lll'l urii'tl .lollll'nll Hi'- rmr mnnllw Infmn l.n. immn miL nriliUI
iron to sen inni ncaiii lnai 11" iiim iii"n-
for call on said Itihmmi at
Thai .lohnon ihen Informi'd hint Ilia' "Wo
have Hone th" liet e oil Id for nn It
III col vou fin,o.Hi (r oii r.on'l he pro
moter!, or words lo tlmt ofecl
11 - n int list ior prom mi in 10 n c.ipta tnry
Ids don" C'npl. Reith then was told to mi nlioiil
in Ids own way mid It'll in dot-in I ho story
lio had lold in drift in his nflldivit. Ho
Ivegan by h.iyitm Ihni n few d ivs nftor
t 'ointiiissionr llingiium tnul Jissicnod
Thnl he at no litn .implied with the , m nontenant in coinnnndiif tli-'Wost
"lECeMion io oiv ill" Jio.iv.n. mat he vv is
Pol promoted thai his mint" un passed
over and men under linn on the elicihle list
Tliirty-sovontli nti"ot Kliition to tnl;o tlio
plfico of t'npl. Stoplinn O'llrion. Vim was
on his vacation, "an old hchoolmnlo" of
I.J- ....II I I..... 1 1.! .
wero rronmied over his heml ,,d ih i his I " i"' ".' 'l ' " "" V. 1 'Z 1 " '
..... w e....ti.. i i .u.ii.. ' "', 1 ,,T fiin ii-i i 1 1 hi iiiiri
That he nnd mo applications, tliionuli
olTlcial channels, for permission to Msp
th T'olU-f Commissioner t'tut In- lecelved
no repl to eiilier of these application",
that he then addiesscd a letter lo him pei
f.onallv nt lii rrslilenip In reply to nhlch he
was Hiithori,."d to call upon the Police I'oni
mlssloner. That on n about May. isns, he called upon
the t'ommissioner. tlt.T upon entering the
loom the fomnilsloner plated to lilm the
follonlns iniesilon "How lh hell am I
dl'crlnilnatlnir acamt you1' That he did
then reply courteously to the Commissioner
That tlio Commissioner then nude cotn
mnt on th fact that he wns no' stniidluB
In the position of it Foldier and In a KrulT
toice. commar.d"tl lilm to assiim that posi
tion I hat the Commissioner did then re
mrk Moil think you are a senil-mililary
body huh'' Semi-military ou
are alt alike '
The OonindMioner did then nlih his r.ine
knock hl.s ap off the desk on which he had
placed It 'ihen he entered the room That
the Commlj.sonr did then inform him thai
he was the Police I oinmissioiier and that t In
law jne him the richt to piomoie whom
lie damn ploaed and that when he was
ready to promote him he tumid . that he at
no time was promoted durinc the enciini
hency of th" said Commissioner llmc
bain. John 'I ItLmi.
capt.nn Tenth Preumi
Sworn lo before me tills loth
day of Kebruniv, mi?
V. ft v r.o.s Hat.
Commissioner of Heed
Itelth Infornieil WnlTln.
Commissioner Waldo said he bad first
heard tht Kibstanco of tb aflidavit from
Capt. Reith at Headquarter on iho ilav
the captain mad" it. Ho Kiid be did noj
eend for the cuptnin. but that the latter
rallisd on him and told him tho factn nnd
told lilm he was willinc to make aflidavit
to them and that lie thought tlio Comniis
fcioner ought to have them in his posse.s-
Mr. Waldo said he did not apk Capt
Reith wjicther be told these facts to Com
miskioner Hincham "becaiiae in tho affi
davit itcelf it is explained that ho visited
the Commissioner for that purpose, nnd
apparently did no! succeed in proceeding
further than elated in the nflldavit " Mr
Waldo bald he thought this matter wns
covered fully In tho nflldavit Nor did
he aak the captain whether he bad told
tho things rontnitied in the aflidavit to
C'ommisHioner t'roiwey or Bakr.
Tile Commissioner naid that at the time
ho sent for the captains appointed when
Keith w,-i9 passed over, but "could not
Ret any further corroborative or separate
evidence." Ho recalled I'apl Morris
and I'apt Barnes as amonc thope b hart
qiieblioned on this point The captains
mieaiioned denied paying anv monev for
Cnmifit Hrtiirnitirr Nnnif,
'One captain. " tho Commissioner said,
said be had roho to see one of these
Kontlemen, but ho did not .tIIprp anv
srronRdoiiiR. " Mr Waldo could no't
tell this captain's nam"
"In view of the fact that ho did not
make any h ntement of anv material
matter. I do not remember who he was,"
U Didn't you rejjnrd it as material that
this other captain went to see one of these
other men' I didn't, because ho alleged
there was no w rone doinn
Q. lint you uere seeking corroboration
of this affidavit'' I was and did not
Q. s.nd you didn't even take the state
ment of the one man you found who stated
lie had seen one of these, men? A (localise
It as of no value in connection with the
hfo I was unable to scuin any further
corroboration of this statement, and there
fore the matter was allowed to drop and
would hae remained dead if It bad not been
lor this nflldavit which you requested to be
furnljhed to you.
Q. Vou mean you intended for It to re
main dead? A Absolutely, unless there
as some way of provinc that there was
some w wnyi.lolnz, hut I cannot see any
reason farfekm? into the press tho names
of peoplt tre out of office and who have
no connect n with tho matter at present
Q You raked It in, didn't you? A No,
did not I thought I had an affidavit to
that effect, and if I had you asked me for It,
and them It Is
Q. Vou surely think It a matter of value,
do you not? A It Is a matter -of extreme
Importance nnd creat value If it can bo
proien, but 1 was unable to prove anything
further In the matter
Didn't Hair Knongh Data.
Q Old j ou take the matter up with the
Phtrld utomey? I did not think It of
sufficient importance to take up wlih the
0 Didn't you think It irlcht be a good
thine to let the District Attorney decide
whether it was of sufficient Importance or
not? A, I did not because I didn't have
sufficient data to take such action.
Mr. Wnldo paid hedid not nak Capt.
Keith bow it happened that h had waited
from May 11)11. until February lieforo
takinn up tho matter with him.
Q Didn't it strike you as queer that he
waited all thai time? A He had to laks
ll up some time.
0. Did you draw the affidavit? A. I
did not. Iteith drew it In my office.
Mr. Waldo added that Iteith dictated
il, "and I may have Hiiggentod to him
tu remove immaterial matter or homo
thliiK like thai in his affidavit." He did
not aak t'apl. Keith who had taken him
to tlohiihon's nlllce and could not tell
who the mail wns.
"That i your expert knowledge as an
investigator?" asked Mr. Kuokner
I am not an investigator," (ho Com
"But in attempting lo go lo tho very
bottom of this matter you didn't think
i"i important enough to ask him who the
go-betweeu wah lietween him and .lolm
l did not."
Rat 111 fiori an Mand,
Commissioner Waldo was then e.tcuted
temporarily. Cant. Reith followed him
on the stand. He Mid he alieady had
waived immunity in writing. He was
appointed to the Police Department on
January 8. 1S09, remaining n patrolman
until January 1. 1903 or 1903. On Febru-
weeks or n month later the friend called
.iR.iiii and Hiiid be "had a friend that lie
thought rould help mo " Two or tluee i
days after that "bo either called or met
me by appointment, and he took mo down
to the Sheriffs' oftico and introduced me ,
to Mr. Johnson." ,
Then ho went on with his story
Mr. .lohnson was excited and perturbed
when 1 col there because, as heexplalneil it.
he hid had some trouble on llroadnav the
li i 2 In before and had been arrested bv mis
take, and anion other thines he 'old me
thai he had noi been treated courteously
bv the lieutenant, w hose name was Downing.
Lieut Downing He asked me If 1 knew
Donning anil I lold him "Yes", that 1 worked
willi him loniiiK Incidentally is Hie
beiileii.ini that always escorted the Presl
dent around when he came to New York.
Presiddii McKlnley. I think I am not
tert.iin about President McKinlev, bul
tie spcm"d antlous to get some sort of an
apology from the lieutenant and I lold him
I knew Downing nnd If possible I would get
My friend told him I was on the eligible
bi io a captaincy and he would appreciate
it if he woi.ld help me and at th" same time
exhorted me if possible lo get Downing to
make Iheaptilogy that Mr. .lohnson wanted.
I communicated with Donning 1 don't
know whether h" ever made ihe apology or
Several davs afterward 1 went down to
Mr .lohnon's office again and he.inlro
dueed me lo Mr llassett Mr .lohnson
asked me my name and how long I had been
in the police business and four or live other
F-M&w' S 'Hf4SKH, ttMHxH
I ,mW JSBL
jjjijitfi' wiJIiil jjlllHSilt 9
have not seen the man since until ho came.
In hero to-day."
Mr Johnson said he knew Jack Meehnn.
but wouldn't Ihi Hiiro that Meehnn brought
Keith with him. He did not rememlier
whether or not ho hail taken Keith up
In see 'I homiiH Hassett, whose office) was In
Ihe name building, and did not remember
any other policeman who bad oomo to him
seeking help toward a promotion.
Ho nlso did not recall seeing Keith nt
his bouse, but would not say positively
that the polleo lieutenant hail not gone
there. He took it for granted thnt Keith
was "probably working n dozen other
teoplo about the sinio way "
Mail orlon Trailed,
1 he witness then went on to tell of n con
versation with ex-SherllT Hayes In which
ho wild Mr. Hayes told lilm there was a
man named Hnves who had an office in tho
Nimi! building 'with Norton, and added
that "thofo who are seeking polio pro
tection nro being sent down to him to mako
their arrangements " Johnson said he
did not know Norton and never saw lilm.
Hut he liecame cillious and engaged
William P Kheiidan to trail Norton nnd
lltul out his connections
This was In December. 1911. The
nKcnty made Its report and Johnson
stopped the Investigation.
Manlcl Keleiier told of followlnn
ileorge C. Norton for six days. On De
cember 'JS, 1911, he said, he followed lilm
from bis ottke to the (Tendennln npart-
iment bouse on Fifty-third street near
I. With nvenuc. .lames Armstrong, an
other .Sheridan man, was with Kcleher.
lie said Winnie Pbeeban find (Jcorgo
l Norton stepped off tho elevator.
Hat That Gives
You call my attention to an attack on mo,
by Kabbl wise. 1 have no III feeling
ngalnst Putbbl Wise. Of course, In com
mon with others, I have noticed for sover.t
years (hat although bo is a preacher I .
seems to he without charity or truthful
ness, Ilul wo have to liear with stun
people. He isn mere rhetorician, and v
know that rhetoricians from tho beginning
of time have lieeti designated na persm.
'with tho crooked mouth. ' I supp,.
you have heard ttnbbi Wise seak "
noi.ntn na ANswints tiiri iis
Offlclnt Mrnonrnplirr Urn Irs S...'.::. i
Con til llnrr nrrn 5ntetl.
Criticism directed ngainst ihe a1 raur
ment made for n stenogrnphlo ren ..i
tho hearing beforo the Aldrtn.mii i i.'i
inittee which Is Invesiigating Ihe IV In
. Ipnrlment brought n reply yesleiid.,
I from William Ooldburg. who lin the con
I tract, In which he slates thut be wns cliosei
liecauso of bis stifK-rior ability.
1 "Why did the Mayor permit Ihe stale.
1 inent to be made that my brother, Samuel
(loldbtirg, is n Kopuhlican district captnui
.in Alderman i'olks's district, without nt
the same time making it. known that mv
1 brother's nPPointincnt was made a nuiii
Iter of days nftor my appointment as
ashing him what he knew about his Me.n, tolmXTate that there would
brothers Investigation. Tlio captain )mvo been a saving of I5.V50 if ft lower bid
said be did not recall whether Sheehan had Itecn accepted, for Mr. Kice secured
asked lilm to find out or whether the figures which proved that tho entire bill
wltnrrs volunteered to try. for reporting the healings would not
Asked why he should make any sug- nmou n 1 1 o nioro t liHti .0 to .V00i. Mr
..i ... ,t, t,i.i , 0 i,i,, i, figures ind cated that the cost would not
ges oris of II o kind to Mr. Sheehan. !". o?morc than about 3.B0fi "
renlled that bo "wanted to be friendly
with the administration," I
Sheehan, Kelebcr says, called up Police cnry ?. inompson. (.ommissioncr or
I leadiiutirlers and summoned Detectives lN,: mia"lml" nuinoj. iw
McMann and Cooney. The police detec-, or ",9 conversation in winch Mr. .lonn
tlves, Keleher said, "were Inclined lo be,1""1 ,0,l Mm of detective work be
n little bit disagreeable." Hheelinn look au bad done. The commissioner said
I'tioto by Amrrlcnn Press Association.
THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SAID HE COULD HAVE HAD PROMOTION
BY PAYING $10,000 FOR IT.
Commissioner sent for his record. Th" hero they say is crooked, and lie is ns
secretary returned "with anonymous straight as a strins 'That is Frank
letters " " ; Penbody There are rumors about
"One was a report made to the Police 'another detective "
Commissioner bv I). O S (Daniel (J.) 'Ihe witness, however, did not tell
Slntteryl in which he stated that I was a the name of this "other detective."
shifty individual and would lien r watch- j y Who waa ln ,(lr o,Ill0n, ,-ou
mg. said Keith So I tnke it that is the ' .1 .. . . . 1... . 1 .i..i..
anu iniir nr live otiier 1 Mini tl... i-....M:.,.,in..nH .i:.i 1 ii'".mi. ..i". m-i i..,.n. 1 mini 1
He told me he would try 10 help I mo ... v... , kon
' iiiUi.ii,i..,i ... And don't know vet'
there was something in that aflidavit 1 F'i,v1 'r k"r,
that is either mkmmi.vl r tnisiimlnr. " hat was your idea' Somebody
Some time after (hat - It might have been stotl did I go to (.en. Hinghnm'u gfllce ' '" W'H , ,"' ' r,f" Hnieham I thought
a wee); or two weeks I was on desk duty to complain to him or explain to him I " "as to he given to somebody to straighten
in the West Thlrtv-seventh street police 1 'hat anybody bad wnnfed to got SM.uun out th" knocks I had I here was a lot of
sialion and 1 was notified that Mr Johnson 1 ,r."m "w in" "m( 1 fi ' I rumor noiiui a man ny Hi" 11.11110 ot hzro. 1
Tells nf SIO.OOO Upland.
wanted to see me thai night at his house.
As non as I was relieved fordinner I went
to Mr. Johnson's house, which was In
Central Park West, either Slxlv.flrst or
Sixty-second -trcel I saw Mr Johnson In
his drawing room in his shirtsleeves. He
toltl me he bad done what be could for me
and that well, he says, " nyway you v on't
be passed over ' Hut be says, 'The people
that are to make the connection to promote
you want $10,0011," or words to that effect.
Keith said this was not bis "first ex
Hincbam s office 1 went to him to find never met him All I heard was the rumor
out why 1 wns Iteing discriminated against I that he was the straightener out.
( Do you know why this affidavit was ( He did not think the captains who were
! written with a paragraph concerning (ten. Inppointed at the time be was passed over
oiiiKiiaut s nuegcii jiiii'iuo lowaru yon paid money
A I tlo not
Assisted hj Waldo.
0 Did you write the affidavit? 1
dictated It, and Commissioner Waldo helped
y. Well, how much did he help? s
Oh. he Just suggested different things that
I was not threp months on the police I should be put In. the wording of it lie
fore before somebody came to in" and t knew more about making affidavits than I
wanted $Wl to have hie detailed to the did
Harbor Squad." he said He did not pay I c.i Can you tell why vou omitted from
mis anti 1111 was iihi detailed 110 con
tinued "Five or six months nftor that." he said,
"my grandmother dusl and lelt a little
lo about the
money to my mother, anil the scouts heard
about that and they came around and
wanted to make mo a roundsman for
J m HI I paid the $0im to Hilly Cassme
and waited three or four mouths and never
heart! of it "
In the meantim?, Keith, who savs lit
is "a college man and an analytical chem
ist," was transferred to the Central Office
squad nntl was assigned to tlio bureau of
identification, which was ju.t being or
ganised One dav, Keith went ou. Chief
1 onion sent ror mm
(ot I'nrt of Money Dark,
"Ho said he was thinking about making
me a roundsman." be said "I told him
I didn't want to bo a roundsman. Shortly
nftor that I got part of tho money back '"
After two years in the photograph bu
reau be was transform! He said he did
not Know why be was transferred but
guesed that "some friends" of !jis wrote
l.tt..r.i rtl.niil Ilin,
., , , 1 woiiiu 00 unie to pay u nacu some flay
Q Ihen do vou a'lribute vour failure xpect to have SM.oou of $i0.noo some tlnv
to he oromoletl in part 10 the leilers that 1
your friends sent about you, or wholly to, 'm Worth 10,0011.
your lanure 10 spend tne no.nno?
lien llingh.im about the alleged attempted
extortion' s It probably slipped inv
iiieim.rv. Hut 1 want to sav 1 never have
.thought that either Mr Johnson or Mr
llassett was oing to get any of that money.
Their standing in the community is every
hit as good as lien lllngham'" I think' Mr
llassett ami Mr .lohnson were trying to do
me a favor, anil probably trying to do a
, favor lo some man in between I tlo not
1 knon w ho he is,
1 "Would you lie willing to pay $10,000.
. for vour promotion?" Mr. HueUner asked.
"lf Homebody else paid it for mo,"
Keith replied. "I would not liavo fxiid it "
He said lie had written to (ion. Ilingham
twico for mi interview ant! received no
reply. I biuking there was "a nigger in
tho wootlnilo somewhere." ho wrote to
I (!on. Ilingliam at his hotel
I 1 You would bnvo r otisented to have
had it paid' A .Most assuredly I would. 1
wanted to get promoted.
1 I). How would you get the llP.fmo back '
1 A. There is a legacy coming to me, mid I
tm not think anybody could give (Sen. lllng
ham a cent, much less llii.ooo, and I thought
(ien lllngham was making his promotions
the way they should be made, and I think
so still, but there was somebody in between.
y. Kxactly So I want to ask you if
you think it was because somebody was
In between, or because letters were received
about you and your work which caused you
not lo be promoted? A. It might be tho
gentleman In between did Instigate the let
ters. Asked If ho knew this Capt Keith told
of a conversation ho hid with Deputy
Commissioner Hugher. At tho time or
the Hudson-Fulton celebration, the
captain said, ho wns a lieutenant assigned
to the West 100th street station. On one
occasion Mr Bugher told him to "lake
care of this thing until it is over "
Compliment lij Rngher.
"He complimented me on my efficiency," 1 "ouKOt 'proiiaoiy ,en. Hingham
Keith went on. "and he said be had not. 1 thought I was crooked nnd I had a bunch
been able to get tho same satisfaction
witn any otner precinct along tlio line."
"'(ten. Ilinghntn did not think so,' I
told Hugher. He said 'I know something
nltoiit that. Come down and see me
after this thing Is over '"
Keilh went to sen Mr. I'ugher after the
celebration was over and the Deputy
Iteith was asked how he
talk to Commissioner Wnldo
inndent of the $ln.oon. when be had not
told the three pruecding commissioners
'I' old Illllon I'lrat.
"It was around the time that Gen.
rtingham hail lguu suit against the
Mayor and ImdstibjNrned mens n witness."
He toltl Fourth Deputy Commissioner
Dillon the story lirsi untl Mr. Dillon took
.. ... vi- vt-T.i.i.. t .. tf...... - 1
.1 Ml. . . ..... til . . II I " 1,1 "HltlO. .MI . llllltlO tlSHtHl
ho .affidavit to state that 011 did not el !(ap,. Reitb If he could fir.it "anvbodv
else who nnd punt any money Keith
Niid he couldn't find niiy one untl got no
ovult nee en that point
Keith saiti he did not know what his
aflidavit was to lie used for whether it
was to lie used at the trial or (ien. lling
ham's cai-e against the Mayor or not.
He gave the name or John Meehnn. a
clerk in a cigar store, as the friend who
introduced him to Mr Johnson.
(ien. Ilingham. who followed Capt.
Reitb on the stand, was asked, like the
others, to waive immunity, and readily
He recalled havinsr interviews with
Keith and then explained his system of
promotions antl tho operation of tho
Dure.iu of investigation which be estnb
llshetl lo investigate tho records of nil
'1 be former Commissioner recalled that
In tt. Keith was "very persistent." While
not romemixTing the speeilic reasons
for not initio ntinc Keith to a cantumev
he knew it was "simply because 1 did not
i nunc no would mako a good police cap
tain." Ho said there was snob 1111 inter
I view as that described in Keith's affidavit
but that the language attributed to liini-
sell was nol ils-tl
Describes Slnttcry's Work,
Mr. Hlickner then wanted to know the
relations between (Ien. Hingham while
Commissioner and his secretary, D (I.
Slattory, with reference to promotions.
J no lien oral sain
Mr. Slattory was scctctarj'. with all that
that wort! Implies.
He as well as others had a great ileal of
conversation with inn about promotions antl
the consideration of what we would tlo
Say an elegihlo list of ten candidates was
going to be promoted 1 would say, "Sl.ittery,
get up a II the recortls we have In the office ami
let me see them first " And then, as the
deputies came In they would be tiucstioiicil
as to whether they knew theso men per
y Dltl ou hear rumors from time to
time nf people, on tho outside collecting
money on tho strength of getting promo
tions'' oh, yes, mid I heard rumors
that men paid It, too. Hut I knew nf no
cases whero the men actually paid 1 tjilnk
T"he (iencrnl said lio kept prospective
promotions to himself, writing out the
list with his own band, then got the men
promote! together and lold them they
wero pro moled solely by 1I10 Commis
sioner on their locords. without any in
fluence, nntl if thoy paid any money to
nnylmdy they were foolish
Alfred J. .lohnson, who was confidential
secrelnry to Mayor Hugh .), (Irani antl
later wns secretary of the lliilltliug De
partment nntl under Sheriff, gnvo a
very different version of the incidents
reluted in tho Iteith affidavit. The cap
tain, then 11 lieutenant, bo said, cume to
him at tlio Sheriff's (.dice, broiieht In ,v
some niun Johnson Knew, ami said ho wnsi
a cnnilltiniii ror a niiict (aptaiiicy, but
t hut bethought ho didn't have much of
"Ho saitl there was wimolhing about
bis recoid, ns I recall il now," Mr. .lohn
Snrm llrllh Made Offer.
"After talking to 1 1 1 it) it minlil have
been that day or a day following ho
broached tho nroiiosllLon that these
things were bought untl paitl for antl
that ho bad or oultl raise the money '
"'Reith,' I snld, why, vou nro a fool. 1
No one wno mid any wolgiit with (ten. I
D, iik1i.hu would lake thai kind of monov
.Sow I mil through with you.'
"Several tinicH after that he nskril tun
if I would not help him. Ho bail an idea 1
because of official business I had bud 1
y How would you get the $10,1100 bark
I that you had lo put up for a captaincy? A
1 Why, Urn job was worth It
w now; s 1 or tne simple reason
that you tin not have to work night. You
can sleep all night. Tho lieutenant has to
stay up, and if you were tired and were up
three or tour nignis out or tho week ou
would want to get promoted, too
"Ho "vent for tne nnd saitl ho hml n.F.r
gotten the other applications If I rememler
riguiiy, tno wuness went on. "it wns n
very warm day nnd I wore a heavy dress
coat. When I got into the Commissioner's
office I was di.zy. I put my cap on his
tlesk and started to sit down,"
Mr. Iluckner keiit nt tho witness to
find out why Gen. Ilingham had not pro
moted him The witness finally ad
mitted the Commissioner had said Keith
was -mixed up witn some pickiiockets,
tat II I .11.1 i.u I . ' . .
"All I ever ditl with
to lock them up," ho said
r 1 t .11.1 . 1
til money, aim 1 tut! Iltll 11IIVO II. R
"What made you think that (Jen. Hing
ham thought you wero crooked?
Humor About DetrcllTaa.
"For the simple reason that every do.
tectlve is thought to be crooked Tho
best detective that wo have over hud
Ready earlier than usual with Winter Overcoats of
exceptional style equal to any made to order, but
priced much lower.
Full Suit $18 o $48; Fall Overcoats $18 lo $40.
Winter Overcoats, $18 lo $65.
WHITMAN AV.AtX HKI.AVED.
S) Anrtnn Wns Afraid.
While they were gone Keleher asked
Norton's name and the latter replied,
I have no name. Keleher replied that
his name was George C. Norton.
What did he do then?" asked Mr.
"He turned very pale and flopped Into
a seat directly behind lilm."
Norton then went upstairs, "rushed
Into the room where Sheehan was, nnd
throwing his arms up In the air, hol
lered, 'What do you think of that fellow
down there knowing my name?"
Keleher was a deputy Sheriff under
Sheriff Shea nntl that night, he says, he
got an order from Shea to appear In
ihe morning. The Sheriff. Keleher says,
asked lilm what he was doing following
Sheehan. Keleher said that after he ex
plained he succeeded In retaining his
Keleher says he asked Shv-han not
to "crucify" his brother, who was on
the list for captain. Sheehan, Keleher
says, had put It up to the brother that
he knew of the private detective's In
vestigation, llcrnard Keleher. the
brother, however, explained the matter
satisfactorily to Mr. Sheehan.
Daniel Keleher said Sheehan asked
him what he had on him.
I told him 'Nothing.'" tho witness
Sheehan then asked. "What have vou
got on Norton?" Keleher says he re
plied "Hint It Is common rumor that
Nortlon Is collecting graft In the white
light district nnd I was sent out to see
ir Norton connected with you. and the
connection was complete and mv lob
"nuffbt tn lie Arrested."
The witness quoted Sheehan as savlnir
that If Norton was crllectlng any graft
he ought to be nnrti'd.
The detective said icehan asked him
who he was working for, and that he
toltl the secretary It was Johnson.
That will be all right. We will et
Johnsra." Keleher says Sheehan replied.
.-I-.. I'citiaiM jvrtuiici torn oi a con
versation he had with Commissioner
Waldo before he was made a captain.
ine commissioner." he said. "toM
me he was disappointed that my brother
naa neen Heeplng one of his men under
he did not say Commissioner Wnldo was
Prosecutor Wnlli In Hot Springs for
Jvrrr York Documents.
Hot SrniNcs, Ark., Sept. 18. Kxawt-
d.mgerotis or thnt he would
WITNESSES WAIVE IMMUNITY,
wreak his ! nation of witnesses ln the Rosenthal
i murder case before a commission in tnn
i city was again put off for at least two
I days by n telegram received here late
to-night to the effect that the Interrog
atories wero not prepared by the court
Iteith, .lol.n.on. Keleher and Stanton , , Xc. Yor). ,mllt tnla afternoon and
Kile Ccrtinratra. will not be mailed from that city until
, . . , .. . to-morrow morning.
Certificates waiving immunity from T, possibly reach this city
prosecution as the result of any testimony unt, some ,lme Salurday and ther8 ,
they may give before the Aldermanlo la pns,ibIlty that the hearing will have
Investigating committee wero filed in the i ,,, RO ovcr lintn Monday.
County Clerk's office yesterday by Capt. District Attorney Whitman Is con
John T. Keith. Al J Johnson. Bernard isderablv worried over this further de
Keleher nnd John E. Stanton. Similar . ay, but says he will remain here until
certificates nro to Iw filed by other wit-1 the work of the commission Is finished.
Under chapter 812 of the Laws of toil"
ofnita' 'wa's'anTen'je'i'i ' RUBBER SHOW HERE ON MONDAY.
ity tne ntitntion or tne roiiowing soction'
If It be provided by this chapter, or anv
other general or special law, that a person
shall not be prosecuted or subjected to an , - h, hb.r
penalty of orfeiture Tor or on account or thelrlind central Talace .xt
any transaction, mat er or thing concerning, Mnmnv Rt amJ Bf(.r that for ,pn
which he may testiry or give evidence. , daVB v,5ltori can lcarn bnut n)bbo,
documentary or otherwise, or that tes I- ,,ow ls Krow. nmi wheie, how it s
mony so Riven or protiuceti suaii noi oe - all..r.i an,i vior .cd Into form antl how
Mnjor tiaynor Will Open 11 In Grand
received against him ln any criminal In
vestigation. prosecution or proceeding, such
person may execute, acknowledge, snd tile
in the ofllce of the County Clerk a statement
expressly waiving such Immunity or
privilege and thereupon the testi
mony of such person or such evidence In
relation to such transaction, matter or thing
may be produced before any Judge or
J ust ice, court tribunal, Grand Jury or other
wise, antl If so received or produced, such
person shall not be entitletl to any Immunity
or privilege on nccount ol any testimony he
may so give or evidence so produced.
The certificates hist filed are tho first
that have been offered undor the new
law, and until they wero filed it was not
It is used In the manufactuie of it thoi'
sand and one thlnrs In dally use l b
lubber show Is really a big world's fai'
It is supported by the governments e'
twentv tubber produelnn countilis . n .
delegates have cume bete to attend t
from all parts of the world.
Three floors of the Granil Centnil I'M
ace nie used to display all the nitnt 't'
On one lloor will be exhibits shom'ig i i
rubber tiee In Its native linth It v "
be shown how the milk Is cxtrnrtrd s-d
then churned Into the state In which it (
shipped to the factories. Theie mill !
exhibits from Hrazll. the .Malay State-.
Ce.vlon. the Philippine Islands, the lp.
wallan Islands, the West Indies nnd s
known Benernllr 'in the Countr Clerk's other rubber producing rountiles and
office that such n law existed. "e the scenes more attractive iM'.ivrs
will nannie tne eAototis huh n';n in in-
MAYOR WniTES EAST SIDE BOV.
' tlve costumes Just as they do at honv
Yonth Who Wrote
Mayor Gaynor got a letter from Murray
Stand, a fifteen-year-old boy of 17 Riv
ington street, the other day, in which tho
boy took to task Rabbi Wise for attacking
the Mavor in a speech made at Carnegie
Hall. Tho boy said that Rabbi Wise
did not speak for the Jewish people when
hn snld that the onlr letter the ritfponshlri
he became rnnvinj . of New York shoufd have Ihe patience
that I knew nothing about It,-and tbat'' reacl .from ,ne Mayr wa8 a letter of
he would promote me. that he was ve'rv resignation.
glad to tlo so." S"na yesieraay got tno tonowing
fit t -t-i t . . . reply iiuiii me .tmyut.
t apt. Keleher nlso nuoted Sheehan as -Vour letter of September 13 is at hand.
UNABLE TO LAND AT KATALLA.
Alaskan Itallroad Commission Ilnf
feted Aboot by Storm.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. IP. Another
storm on Controller Bay. Alaska, ha'
prevented the Alaskan Railroad Commit
sion from landing at Katalla. Tho : ev enuo
cutter McCullough. bearing the com
mission, has steamed for Seward.
The commission goes to the Knik antl
Matameska coal field, returning via
Chitana and the Copper River Railroad.
Its final visit will be to Katalla and the
Bering coal field.
A Change of Base
E. B. MEYROWITZ
main store now in the building erected at
237 Fifth Ave., Bet. 27th and 28th Sts.
In one sense all of our optical stores are alike. The same articles are carried;
the same attention to detail in meeting the requirements of our patrons is ob
served; the same careful methods prevail; and the prices (always "right") arc
uniform whether in Fifth Avenue, 23rd St., 42nd St. or Madison Avenue.
In the sense that one store may be larger
and somewhat better adapted to certain ( ;,
things than another, the Fifth Avenue
Store is different. It has been built by us
for. our own purposes, and is the finest
store we have. In other respects abso
lutely same as the others prices included.
For thirty-seven years our headquarters have been at 23rd St. and Fourth Avenue1
We shall retain a store at that address for the convenience of those in that sec
tion, but our "base," from now on, will be in the new building.
It will please us (and we hope the pleasure will be mutual) to sec our present
23rd St. customers there are 172,326 of them make use of the new store's
facilities. All prescription records are available there; but the
store used is purely a matter of convenience to the individual.
Eyeglass wearers may be sure of the best service in any of our branches.
la Old Bond St.
23 7 FIFTH AVENUE
1 25 West 42nd St. 6J0 Midiion Ave.
Brooklyn: 255 Livingston St.
104 C!t 23rd St
3 Rue Scribe
with (Ien. Ilingham thnt I hud some weight