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THE SUN, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, 1912.
of tho opinion that they should h appointed
one, two, three 1 differed with Mr. Creel
niati Individually, not nsn representative of
ilm t'ollro Cnnnnlas lonet Ho minted the
Intv on tlm siihieet and I quoted tlin law on
tlio subject I told htm It rim lnipoolble.
Milne .uinliitcd Anjn).
Sinnttm enid lio had pointed out to Com
misslniier (Yrnlnuui tlio raso of ono man
named (teorciin. a resident of Htiffalo,
who luul Kot mi tlio rlvil service list under
another ninno. Tlio witness quoted Com
missioner Creelmim is Faying ho didn't
know th. it anything liUo that had ex
"I can prosecute not only him nut thn
res', of them for perjury. " Mr. Crcclrnnn
snld.'uccordlni: to Stanton
The pnperst Sliinton thought went to
the District Attorney
Then I hdl .mil they wcie appointed,"
Stnnton - in t tmi.'.l
Ho added that tlorRan was not ap
pointed 0. When oii cay they ".ere appointed,
vou mean l!ice men ho had sworn fnclv';
A Well. I vv.is po tired to thai. I didn't pur
nnv nlteiilli'ii. in Put, that to toninion down
The wilne. -wild li" talked over with
Mr t'le.'lman ulso bogus birth certitl
Mtes which vvoto tiled bv applicants ill
an effort lo evade the uro limit prescribed
fornppomtee. Whetuin applicant lool."d
to ho in or C years old and prtwntetl
a certifieiie shuuinc he was wiilun the
Ke limit SUiuton would write to the
resistor of births on the other ide. often
ill Ireland, and net an ollluiul birth chi illi
cit e. nkel If thW oceurriMl tnor than
once the wittier lunched and replied,
"A great many time.- " hom of tliee
:afcs lint) been certified by the rlvil eor
vico two or throe times, lie added.
Stanton siild ho tound that mio man in
Houston street printuiK bopis Health
"J believe he vwis tripped up throtich
the Street denninc Department. "lie said.
He added that ho had not railed Mr
Waldo's attention Mieoifically to any
nf these caen that Mr. Croppy had re
acted ns to the nature of th oftenee,
and tJiat Mr Wnlrto did not ask htm
0 Did youicer hear an v complaint from
any applicant a to the tablty of the report
of your mveMlsatton' A Xumerou? one,
but when If would . oine down to prove it,
thev would admit that we had them In
om raff? th3 would I ou' of the ritv.
We have hd themarreted inf-an Franrlco,
Wifconsln. t'.ilifornU, all ovet
Tn or TnHir Per Cent. Ttejeetd.
Depnty Coinraicsioners Walsh, Stover.
Prisooll anil Hani-on had cooperated
with him in thi invrstieation bureau,
T.ioilt. Stanton said, Waldo had asked
who the investigators were, but did not
nsk whether or not the arrest reoordt
of the- Police Department had figured
In the investigation.
0 Now will yon loll In a snerl war if
rou ran, slnrn that bureau was established,
ho many people - what percentage of all
the applicant that had been certified by the
civil bcrvl'O (;ommiion wore rejected
because of vour Investigation' Have you
nny idea' A Oh, l should fay 10 or IS
Q Ye, but do you know whether or not
Vinnilloner Hinxhiim. or anv of them,
used to notify the civil s.rvl t'omtnllon
n to the reason for the rejections? A
Whv, In fotn" i ases I believe they did notify
ihent The letters were sent down, nnd the
applicants were summoned, as I under
stand It. and tin) men would bo blacklisted
beiMiisi) tlicv voir probably unfit in regard
to their i li.irne'er. bad character of appll-
cant And a new Un would eome out and
thev toiild eome lolllnc alou: up on the
tup nl the next list .italu
In reply to questions put by Alderman
PowliiiK. tho wilnest said that in tho case
of lori;eri"s appfiretitly sminB from
Ireland thev Usually wero niacin out
on what purported to ! b!ankn or local
iX'Klstiy offices. 'I ho department always
Mjni to th.- Ifoeisler-General in Dublin
with repaid to r.itcs of which they were
In 111" time he was it tho head of the
liinoau ."stantoti wiid he investicated
(ioiiio :t ea-e ami Rave the facta to the
I'ont" l oniiiiissioiHT. lie sain no made
rpcuinnieiidatioriK one nnv or the other
in not over ten ruses out of the lot: he l-ft
ronclusintiH to I ho I onunissiotier. Tho
nnl ol tlm I ruled SUitei Immigration
V.urraii aNo was sought by the mesti-Kat-ir.s
in cur- of foveiijn ljrn applicvintu
'jrnmi-sioiier Wnldo rcsumwi the.
stjnd a( :i o ''look nfter a respite of two
Hie lioard of Tolire Surpeons was tho
MiW-.n taK.m tii tirt .lr Kuckner
syulit to brine o'" that this loard makes
a pnyic.il ea'nuiation or applicants who
airwnrj'- mve i e-n pats'fi nv trie t ml
SrneM r nnitntssion nhvsiciAns. The
C'otnmuf-ioncr Kiid that tlio idea of the
s.)s-ind DhvMc.i examination was tJiat
i.insid'.'rnblo eri(K of time had elapsed
tietwrfn tne tune me men are ex
amlnrd bv tho CimI STvito physiciarw
llrnnl Itnmnrn Miont rtonrrl.
Mr Waldo said that ho had heard "manv
rumors" reyardlni; the f'olico Ikmrd of
Surocons and therefore "we had es
pecial mvesiigai ion " by the Commissioner
or AfroimtH lie alcl tne pnysical o.v
nmni'ition bv tho police surcoons was
deirab!o as h cheek in view of th" fact
that tho CimI Service nhician.s did not
make a second examination at the timo
of tho appointments
rj. Well, j on told u a sood deal about
yoar promotion in one, two. three order
hre you err aried thaf I have not
f). Did vou appoint Dr O'Hunlon to the
Police DTirtriient'' . Ile-a8transferred
from th bord if coroners' suti'eons to
the folke Departni'-nt wirseon
y no j on nppr-'ir ui. t) Hanlon.
or no' I raid he transferred from
one dp3ftinnt to the olhei
() Wan h the head of the hf Mr
was not at tho head "t b li't, but h.i didn't
skip nnvbo lv h was transferred.
0. Why diil you appoint Philip O'Hanlon
oier and .ilxoe jour first man on the list?
A fie.au'e in ms opinion he made a de
tlrablo polire surgeon due to the fact that
ho had iKjen for mam vears in the Coroner's
ofli.e inakim: autopsies and was familiar
vi'li woik oi that, i hirarter.
t.i I to the pnhre surgeons so out on mtir
n,r a's ' V . They do not co out on mur
iler . i.e. hut it ii er.v def-iiable for the
I'o re l'epartiii,'iit to hme an oxpert who
i .in d'' nl.' " hellier a caso i a i aso of raur
ilcc or s. ii ide
t) bid ou lind out w hthcr the first man
on ih h-' Ta .in epeit? A. I did not.
1, " I Im mli oT poliee surseon is a bettei
iob in n' Hi it "T l oioncr's phj sicidn'' A
1 ll" not i IhiiU ll Is
i,i It i ,ii uuj a pensnin with it ' fler
I w r nl v i .ii . .rn ire. hut Dr. tJ'Hnnlou in a
nun ii" I tlnri "ell on tuard middle
i Wh.it rn pnllr. surcpon i'o1 A
Thru d.t i in it the inenibrs of the
iMitiiicni '"ho icport slik. ilnleriulne if
th- .lie I ,.illv sick and slinuld hi plnrrd
ny ii I Kpoit or nut. second, to evirnliio
all W"n ho arply for leiiiemeni
l) 'Hi", do not. perfomi aii' aii'np.-ics,
llirp' I tl ill not t.n tlio p.-i'oiiiied an-
( "ii know the L'urnner's phvme'ans go
0 it on ii'ilnpH"S'' A. les, s nr nut
nltta'.. ro mho of Hid l.'oionei's phui(iiiiis'
I) I i"ii w In did j on take I U ll lliinlnii''
lii'i.niM' ho us an ox nlleni. iii.ii, lini K,
liav hud mi i'i ellrnt ii'iiMlntion in that line
Q lime ou iis.iviM'd luin In anv murder
1 a e. In.,' In appointment' . I do not
kinm thai I Iium . lie is tli.'ic l cii ho m:i
Weill. I Ini'ieese roller In lirs,
sl .kI f. r Ins opinion regarding a
rhaiif.. in iho ii-iiuremi'iiiH for patrolmen
ill lb" mutter of height ai;o and so on,
III" t illlllll'.sjMlior Kllil he Ihollulif the
l.i i, viiy Ian i silijRestiil, how
i l'l fi.al "llill ('Olllliens.itiiin fiic-ht tt
bo fiifllcleiit lo indiicn a, man to come
ii" i i no f) tvico,
I'o .flii I. .n,J .. r . i
II ui uu . uu yt) tor U"
The Hat That Gives
first vear's serxice and renuiro the man
to buv about inn worth of itnlformi"." .
He thoiicht $1,000 oucht to be the mini
mum yearly pay for n patrolman.
In the matter of promotions, he ad
mitted that in some cases there micht
bo ie.isons because of which the Com
missioner would not want to promote
n man aithoue.li then reasons might not
tie serious enough to alTect Uie Livil her
tj Vou would rather have the responI-
bllilv for what you call politics and ras
alitv centred In the Municipal Civil Sr-
vli roinmllon ntid take the men they
appoint than to attempt to lake the re
pon1hllltv voutelf? A I would. brau
eerv time thre has been any attempt
to do anything else than what l am dome
it lus led to every kind of tumor of wroiic
Tlie wllnss said that if he had been
drawmc th' law, he would not have put
in th" rlails" Kiviuc the Commissioner
power to make nun unmake inspector
at will, ultliouch it is n powerful instru-
. . r I ' . 1 f 1 lm ,1 I
iiiiu oi iiiscipune. However, u mo iio
tmnistr.ition of tJie department is left
"absolutely free of politics, as it has been
the last year or so, "no said, he would allow
me power to Rtaiin a it is.
Q. Now, you took office on the I3d of
May T find that on the ?th of May you did
considerable work, you appointed seventy-
nine patrolmtn, soventy-one sergeants.
forty-four lieutenants, twelve captains arm
two inspectors: you have told us in this
Inquiry that you did not know you were to
become Police Commissioner until the day
you were appointed? A. I did not. ,
Q. I hat gives from .May S3 to iny :,
which I suppose included Sunday, to d
clde on the uppointment of sovrnty-nlne
patrolmen, seventy-one sergeants, forty
tour lieutenants, twelve captains and two
inspectors. We already know the amount
of Investigation you made into the seventy
nine patrolmen, which you have told us
and given our reasons, was nothing. Now.
on the question of promoting the seventy
one sergeants, did you go over the records
of these men? A. I did not because if I
had investigated it would simply be a nues,
tlon of my personal Judgment, and the
minute you Introduce your personal Judg
ment into appointments of that character
you open up immediately the avenues of
politics and favoritism
Again mantra CItII rTtce.
The Commissioner acain put tho whole
matter of fitness un to the Civil Service
Commission. He said be did not llnd
out how many of them had been up on
charcea. 1 s-cause tho records were fur
nished to the commission and. in addi
tion, hud anv of these charges been very
serious the man would have been dis
missed from the department and so would
not have Wen up for promotion.
Q Did yon ever try the Civil Service
Commissioners out to see how much they
were inclined to cooperate with you to
keep crooks out of high offices? A. I pre
smne they have that intention
(J. Is two years time enough to accumu
late enough demerits on a man after his
examination for you to go to Mr. Crelman
and his sociateB and ask that he bataken
off the list? A. The law makes no provision
lor anything of that kind
Mr. Waldo said that is?rsonally he felt
every list ought to tie recertified, or rather
remade, ever' year ana mat mere ougnt
trt lu a nAU ..rjitriinntioti cvprr trHr.
The committee's counsel then took up
the twelve captains whom Commissioner
Waldo appointed in those first days of
his administration and asked him if ly
needed that many. Mr Waldo said
(J. 1 h lieutenants' association is con
sidered the most powerful organization in
the department, isn't it.' A. I could not
tell you what it Is considered Most of the
lieutenants belong to It and most of the
commanding officers who have been lieu
tenants. t) Old you ever h'ar that they were in
teresterl in pettini? legislation throtlffli in
their t.elulf? V. No legislation hns ironn
through in mr term with reference to liu-
tenants I do not know what occurred in
t Didn't you hear this increase to ten
captains, which Commissioner Cropsey re
fused to appoint, had been brought out
by th" lieutenants' assoeMtion' A. I
never heard of any such thing
Q Have you found lh lieutenants' asso
ciation any hlndranco to you at all? A
Not at all
i) Vou never heart) there was any lob
living bv the lieutenants' association, hare
you? A There was no legislation nffectlng
the Tolice Department eitept the, three
platoon system, which was passed a f
days after I took charge
Politic tlnniur All That' Wroni,
0 Is there anything Ttong with the
Tollco Department cicept the public
clamor? A. Nothing.
The Commissioner deolined to com
mit himself on whether ho thought Capt.
John T. licit h. the maker or the $10,000
affidavit, was h good man to be a captain
or not. Nor would he givo his views on
whether the Police Commissioner should
lx) removable only on charges or should
lie elected or apKintcd by the flov
cinor. He did not rememlier that tho outgoing
Commissioner, Mr. Cropsey, had spoken
to him al)out "tho (lending charges
against Cup!. Itoith."
"Kverythiiig he had under investiga
tion I cleaned up in one way or the other;
I rememlier thut if there was anything
lo invehtlgaln and I found anything
further connected with it I would go on
Willi it." he said
'Iho Commissioner rememliered that
I.jeut McNutt. or "some lieutenant of
that kind," w-hh alleged to havo len
running a saloon. After koiuh prodding
on the part, of th examiner Mr, Waldo
thought it was Lieut. Costigan who niude
Iho investigation anil thai there was
something about a iioolroom upslairs
"Wr wcio not able to piovo ftiiv con
nection Willi tho poolroom, mid the II-
I I use wiw jn Ii i 4 wife' mini", so wo de
rided I hiii wo couldn't ilismUs him ju(
luiraus" his wife had a saloon." lie said.
(. Wiu ilhln'l li'll l.iont. Costigan jou
didn't w.'iiil nnv mole of Ilm sp ing on
In tit her oDIieis. did mil? No I toi
lilin I umild mill..' no investigations unless
thev cre going lo l"iid somen here Dial we
a "i en 'I going lospnd thoiiMiudh of ilnll.iis
and have Iho lieutenant i'oini l.i -U mid
ulve in'' no Information or It might have
been hundreds of llnll.HH
i) Did .ou puraue ilm investigation or
iliou ii'' v I ilinppi d il
The next name to be brought' up was
that of lnseelor McCluskv, who was
made an inmiertor bv Wnl'rln air ,lj...
after he took office. 'Sir Waldo mid he
promoted McCluskv and put him in
eJwrge ot Uw trafflo Bvjuaa becsime h
didti'l know ol any Is'llcr man In the
(li'liiirunetit for tlio traffic: job.
y Did oii know thai ho was an Inspector
of the J iiiilerloui at the lime that ncllng
.Mayor Mitchell found tho conditions in
I toil) such ns wete published at that time,'
A I do not Knon that acting .Mayor .much
ell found hii.v very Improper conditions In
the Tenderloin If ho had, I presume Mc
dusky would lime boen held for them,
land besides that, 1 did not glvo Mcl lusky
, a dlstilct. I gate him tlio trafflo sinmd
and ho is thoroughly competent to handle
Mr. Iluckner brought out that Inspector
MrClusky can now go nil over Manhattan
and tlrooklyn Mnd still be in his own
district. Ho then asked Mr. Waldo if
ho did not think it would have leon n
good thing to have found out why McCIub
ky had leen demoted lieforo putting
him back in the grade of lnspcotor. Mr.
Waldo replied. "No.
He had nexer road ft published article
hv .lnni..s ('rt-elman ill which it waa men
tioned that tlm Mayor had dograded "tho
four great. ioliro Inspectors, Vlood, Mc
Clunky, Hussey and Holahan," and that
"thereupon me .iayor organ uj near
stories of an approaching war upon his
Tho invest cation was adjourned untl
2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Commis
sioner Wuklo has not yet finished Ins
testimony, and may be on tho stand for
several sessions yet.
Aakril About Secretary Sbrchan,
The tlrrt questions asked tho Com
missioner when his examination woe
taken tip again yesterday morning had
to do with Ids secretary, Wlntleld It.
Shechan. Asked If he had received let
ters regarding Mr. Shechan from time
to time, the Commissioner replied, "Not
that I can remember."
Did yon ever receive any letter con
necting his name with that of Mr. Nor
"Nevrr that t can remember."
In reply to a question If most of his
mail was opened by his secretary and
executive recretarv he said that It wn?.
At this Junotute Mr. Iluckner took up
the i use of Samuel lllrsch, appointed
by Waldo on Juno .'$. If 11 .
t find from tho flics of the depart
ment," raid Mr. Hiickner, "that lllrsch
whs i elected by Commissioners Bing
ham. H.ikcr and C'ropsey. On Ids appli
cation for uppointment ho lied In order
to cover up the fact that he was dis
charged for stealing fares on the Long
Island Itallroad. Do you think that
man should be on the force?"
"I think." countered Waldo, "that the
only way to avoid graft, promotions
Is to appoint men from Uie rlvil service
Hat In the older In which they stand.'
"If a man perjured himself he should
not be on tho force; but I knew noth
ing nbout lllrsch personally or any
others. I appointed them because they
were recommended by tho Civil Service
"When I took the office of Tollce Com
missioner I decided that tho only way to
appoint men to the force was from the
civil service list and to abolish the
bureau of Investigation.
"As a result of the experience of per
sona who have spent a lifetime study
Ins clean city government. I knew the
only way to avoid political Influence
and rascality was to have the Investi
gating done by a separate department."
"Did It not come to you ns a shock
to find out that the Civil Service Com
mission was certifying back to you all
these men who were rejected by other
"I am not shocked at anything,"
smilingly confessed the Commissioner.
"I am not surprised at that," handed
hack Mr. Huckner to the amusement of
Conferred With Commission.
Commissioner Waldo declared that he
had had several conferences with the
Civil Service Commission about the
men rejected by former administrations
but recertified on the appointment list
submitted to him.
"As long ns men were investigated by
the proper tribunal nnd by those I had
confidence In. I felt the appointments
"Now, I'd like to know whether or
not It was your duty to sec that a man
was prosecuted for perjury when the.
evidence was In your records, sam .Mr.
"These cases never came to my at
tention," Waldo answered. "I did not
go over every document carefully my
, self to see what was alleged nnd what
waHn't alleged. I
gave them to the
properly constituted authorities."
"Have you ever come across any evi
dence lu the recorda of your depart
ment that a policeman had committed
"I have not."
"Now that you know It. are you going
to take any action?"
"I'll Investigate whether what you
stato Is true and will start prosecutions
If U Is" ."aid Mr. Wnldo.
I "Nov, do you think this Is a good
Illustration of what nn Investigating
bureau can do?" Mr. Huckner otked
Mr. Waldo was no more favorable to
tho idea than before.
Mr. Huckner soon asked how the
Mayor got the Idea that Mr. Waldo
hail Investigated the men whom Cropsey
"How was he deceived?" he asked
"lie wasn't deceived," asserted Mr.
The Mayor's Conndrnrr.
"Then how did you investigate them?"
"I turned them over to Mr. Crcclman
"Hut the Mayor said; 'My confidence
In Mr. Waldo Is so great that I know
he can give you nn account of every
one of them. I know he Investigated
"I did investigate them by turning
them over to tho Civil Service Commis
sion." "Is the Investigation being properly
made?" asked Mr. Huckner, "and is
jour nnawcr 'I don't know?'"
"No," quickly responded Waldo, "I
havo nbsolute confidence In tho person
nel of tho Civil Service Commission."
Ho acknowledged that ho was unfamil
iar with tho efficiency of the clerical
forte of the commlslon or what they
"On May 29 was your attention called
to the cases of three or four men?"
"Not that 1 recall."
"Was any letter placed on your desk
addressed to tho Civil Service Commis
sion and apprising tho commission ot
tho charucter of threo or four men re
certified for appointment on May 29?"
"I do not rctmllect such a letter."
Mr. Huckner thereuffon read tho let
ter in question written by Third Deputy
Coiiimliihmcr Walsh in which Joseph
t'heiicn wan ineiilionrd, It set forth
that t'herico had sworn he was never
before nrrcHted, although he had been
convicted of bigamy on Sept. I", I90fi,
but Hciitcmo wus suspended on him In
"Hut mi Juno 12, 1911, you appointed
Cherlco to tho force, didn't '""?"
I may havo; I dun t know. If you
sav so 1 am willing In take your word
for It. I do know, however, that I did
nut sign thai letter, bccniiiio I would
nnl elgii n letter accusing men nfci'lmea
without proof, llnd tin- Idler In on P'P
on my disk I would hnvo refused lo
sign ll because It wns Improperly
"Iin't It a fact that you appointed
' . men after Commlesloner Cropsey.
Quality Never Varies
had rejected them because tt was ovef
that very question thot the Isnuo was
raised tho issue over Cropfcy nnd the
power of tho Commissioner on appoint
ments?" demanded Mr. Huckner.
"That Is absolutely not the fact,"
hotly retorted Commissioner Waldo
SHEEHAN POPULAR WITH MANY.
Waldo's Secretary Considered Pow
erful In the Department.
The frequent mention of tho name of
Wlnfield II Shechan, eecrelary to Com
missioner Waldo, In conned Ion with tlm
police investigations ban put that young
man in a conspicuous position b"foie tho
(heehan nan ben regarded as one of
tho mut. powerful men In the deinrtment
by those who have followed the doings of
the prohept administration and it is well
known that th" Commissioner looks to
him for advice and considers him one of
th most valuable men at headquarters
Ho om-j to this city ten years ago from
Huffalo, whem his fath'T owned a do.
rsirtment store After going through
nigh school in Buffalo, young Sheehiui
informed hH parents that he wusn t.
going to college, but would go Into the
newspaper business right away. He
worked as u, reporter on l'ingy Couners's
I'uurlrr and then s"t. out for New York.
His tiixt job was with n news association,
tint, ho soon quit that to lepoit for a morn
His work as a police retorter brought
him into nightly contact with gang leaders
nnd politicians Ho knew Monk East
man, 1'aul Kelly, .liming Kolly and Jack
Sirocco, and in a short timo he was in the
confidence of those men Th gang
leaden trusted him and he never !
trayed their confidences He soon came
to Is; looked on us one of the host inlorined
reporters in New York ou doings of the
He first met Mr Waldo when the Com
missioner was a deputy under Bingham
and tho two woio friends from the start.
Sheehan introduced the army officer to
his Tammany friends and managed
Waldo's Congressional campaign.
vrv... vini.in ...... .nn.i.. v.... . ',,.....,.
eionPr ll0 M,,lt for sheehan and made him
his secretary. It had always Ix-cii Shee
ban's ambition to get some position in
the Poliee Department, nnd ho was pleased
when Wnldo was made Commissioner
and took him as his secretary
Shrohnn made more friends right away
and stuck to his old ones, so that he is
probably as popular and has as large a
circle of friends as any one holding n
public position m tlio city
ROSENTHAL VS. BECKER HEARD.
While In Manhntlnn n HorUcr nnd a
Knsenlhal Are I'lcndlnc
Chief Clerk Iimbcrt of Children s
Court arose yesterday nnd called.
Kvcry one looked around ns Charles,
aged 10. was arraigned on the rharge of
building a bonfire on the Ftrect. ('haiies
having propped himself agaluM the rail,
the clerk looked at tho papers In lus
hand, cleared his threat again and culled
Rosenthal, used in, was then ai-
ralgnrd charged with throw lug Moncn at
total strangera. nnd It so happened that
ns these two were protesting absolute
Innocence In Manhattan, over in Htook.
lyn In the County Court Judge Dike was
hearing the caso of Rosenthal against
On the other side of the river Annlo
Rosenthal was suing Charles Decker,
now confined in the Kings Dark S'ate
asylum, to foreclose a $l,finO mortgage.
There w.13 no opposition nnd she pot iho
The Manhattan Rrckrr, who lives nt
tit! ll.'ist 110th street, was tlnrd a dollar
by Chief .ltihtire Russell in the Chil
dren's Court and the Rosenthal of
Knst 119th Htreet, hi neM door neigh
bor, wan discharged
Mrs. Decker and Mrs. Rosenthal came
to court nnd wept.
SAYS WE LOSE 15 YEARS EACH.
Trof. Irvine Fisher Hei'lnrrs Red
Mvlnic Waste That Vliirti,
Vkvv Mur.N, Sept. 20 -That there Is
a waste of fifteen car.s III the average
human llfo ill this count rv, owing to
uns.mltnr.v modes of living, nnd th.it
this wast" ran be prevented, thin, to
nil practical purposes adding fifteen
ycats to human life, Is one of the an
nouncements which will bo made by
Trof. Irving Klslier of Yale at the Na
tional Conservation Congrcrs in Indian
npolls on October 1.
Prof Klsher Is the v Ice-prrridcnl of
the new organisation for public hy
giene which Is already hard nt work In
WOMAN WHO HAD SAW IS HELD.
May tirt I.oiik Term for Tr)lna In
Help Svrcethrart Oat nf .tall.
Cool, well dressed nnd wearing thrcn
solitaire diamond rings on tho iingern
of her left hand Stella Moore wan ar
raigned before Magistrate Handy In the
Adams ptieet court In Rrooklyn yester
day on a charge of nldlng the nttenipt
of three prisoners to crenpe from the
Raymond ntrect jail. She waived exam
ination and in dcfuult of $:.000 bail wan
remanded to Raymond slreet. If con
victed the woman, who In only "2 years
old. may got live yearn 111 prison.
Mrs. Moore, who Is sepnrutoil from her
husband, went to the jail to visit Harry
Miller, her sweetheart, Just nflcr a navv
was found In his cell. .She was searched
and one wan found In her rhoe.
WOMAN DROVE CAR, HIT POLE.
Mt'lralf Injnreil an Result of Trneh
Ihb lie tn Mrer.
i:oo HAiinon, N. J.. Sept. '.'U. An at
Icinnt to teach his wifo how lo steer an
1 mitMninliilis proved disastrous to John
M,.(,,r f ,Vw York Mclcalf ami his
family were un their way to At lintio City
v.iin his wf suggests! that ho leach
her lo slrer tho machine. Kho wa doing
well when the car si i lick a windy bhii
anil skidded II crashed lulu a telephone
pole, demolished Iho front part of the
machine and throwing nut tho occupants.
Metralf was badly cut. by class whllo one
of bla boja luul sprained laioocap.
Hart Wires That Ho Uns Kvi
tlonco Satisfactory (o
WHITMAN HACK MONDAY
IMitt Denies Ho, nas Interfered
With Persons Subprcnnctl
John F. Molntyre, chief counsel for
Iiietit. diaries Decker, roceivpd yesterday
this tolegrum from John W. Hart, whom
he bent to Hot Springs to get evidonce
that Bam Schopps while In that city
told many persona that Becker had nothing
to do witli tlio murder of Herman Hoson
thai: "Evidence) Jiere entirely satisfactory
and reliable. Have learned natneB of
Mr. Mclntyrn's opinion was that Mr.
Hart would biing back depositions that
w otild dest toy t he effect of any test imony
that Schopps gives against Broker when
the caso comes to trial.
Ou tlm other Iiand word was received
from Di.strirt Attorney Whitman that
ho has obtained affidavits establishing
that Schopps in no way exculpated Wont.
Becker. Mr Whitman expects to arrive
here from Hot Springs noxi. Monday
Both sld"s apparently have been
able to get what they wanted tn Hot
Springs. It will be a matter for the
court to decide whether or not Schopps 's
talks in any wny indicated (hat IWker
Acting District Attorny Moss was
asked yesterday if the principal wit
nesses to bo used against Lieut Beckor
had received wotd that they would be
killed if thoy testified. Such a story
had been in circulation Mr Moss sold
thut he had no reason to believe that there
was any truth in tho report
Mr. Moss before Justice doff ques
tioned soveral witnesses yesterdav in the
secret John Doe inquiry. Policeman
William J. File was asked about what took
place at tho Hotel Metropole just pre
vioustothotnurderof Rosenthal Chai lea
B. l'litt..Jr., was a witness
Mr Moss had received information that
Plltt wntinterforing with witnesses sub
poenaed tor tho Becker trial, as well as
that Max Mnrgolis was preparing lo leavo
the city. I'litt was questioned and e
nied that he hail said or done any tiling timt
wouin coneiiiuie an imenerence -.vi.il i: e
prosecution. Margohs was taken to the
Criminal Courtf Huilding and d"ni-d tliat
he intended to leave the city
'I he rourso taken by Justice Cioff has
indicated that no leniency will be shown
witnesses who attempt to evade appear -
anw in Uie Decker trial If it can l,
would constitute an interference wish mo
hovvn that witnesses are planning to I
leave the city Justice Guff, it is known
will hold them under heavy bail
COAL SHORTAGE IN WEST TOO.
l'lllsltiirc Operator .say It Will Af
fiM't Knllro Creat Lakri Iteulnn.
PtTTsnLT.n. Da.. Sept. "0. A winter
coal shortage throughout the great
kes region, from Cleveland west
through the Dakotas and In north-
vvi'.slern Cannii.1. I.s n certain result of
the conditions existing at present In
the western Pennsylvania and West
Virginia coal fields, according to the
big operators here.
Coal la scarcer In the Pittsburg
market now than at any time In the,
last fifteen years.. Prices of nil grades
have advanced, nnd the prediction is
made that coal will be more expensive
dm lug the coming winter than ever
n advance of i: cents a ton at the
mines Is announced hv all operators,
bringing the price of steam and gas coal
up to f l.r.u .mil $1.00 ion Mine run coal
has advanced from M.K to $1.41). and
will go higher. With these, abnormal
prices the dimand far exceeds the up
Ply. One latge operator said to-day that
his company i.s getting inly 35 per cent,
of the cars it needs to move Its coaL
The labor shortage loo Is putting a
check on outpui Throughout western
Pentmylv.ini i only r.O per cent, of the
miners Hint arc needed aro working.
The strike In the Paint Creek field In
West Virginia ha? shut down for
monllu. some of the biggest mines.
This has created a big demand for
There wcio less than twenty-tlve car
of free coal on all the railroad tracks
In the littaburg district to-day. Tn
less tho trouble In tho anthracite re
gion that Matted to-day at Pott.svillo
becomes serious the Kastcrn States will
not experience a coal shortage.
ROB IN TIMES SQUARE STATION.
'Inn Mrn Mold I p Vtan and
.'allel In snhtvay.
.Ip.-ob Hulling, a Mage hand, living
at H3" Mcado street, Tho Bronx, wao
held up anil tobbed of his wallet con
taining $li". by two men ou the uptown
subway station nt Times Kquaro shortly
before midnight last night. There were
ninny people In the stntlnn nt the time.
Shilling made a loud outcry and two
detectives and a patrolman came to him.
They were just In lime to chase Ivvo
men out of the north exit and up Hroad
wny. Opposite tho Hotel Astor Police
man Sllchen nabbed ono of tho sprint
erst, but the. other got nway from De
tectives Owens and Fltzstmrnons.
At tho West l'orty-sevcntli street sta
tion tho priioncr said ho wns Peter
Mott, also a stage hand, ot 59S Tenth
avenue. Ho did not have Shilling's wal
let, but ho was locked up charged with
Shilling said the two men, who wore
Ftugr Hands Union buttons, had made
friends with him and had gone to tho
subway pretending !o live uplo'vn.
OBSERVE Y0M KIPPUR TO-DAY.
Tn Work or Bnslne" for Hebrews
Yom Kippur. the Jewish Day of Atone
incut, began at sundown lu'jt night, and
continue until sundown tn-nisht It
lis a Jewish period of fasting and prayer
ii net more win no no nusiiioss or work
tloiio by thoHii of the Jewish faith.
Many will sieiid a good part of the time
ill i.V liugogurs All over the Kant Side
halls havo been hind to servo throughout
tlio day as plan's of worship. Thouervicu
begin early Saturday morning and last
until tho sound of the shofar announce
tho close of Yom Kippiir.
A request was made to Secretary
ol' th Navy Stlinson to grant leave to
enlisted men who are of the Jewish faith
to observe the tiny Ho refused, but. it
was said thut Maurice .Simmons of His
llrondway, past commander-in-chief of
the Spanish War Veterans, had received
a telegram to tho effect that President
Taft had requested Hacrotary Btlmaon
to.gmnt toe leave as for as poaiible ....
FIRE PERIL FROM SUBWAYS.
I. S. CmnmUaliin Tells. In Reply to
Cotiiplnliit, of SnfCBonrds Provided.
A letter w-aa sont yesterday from tho
1111)110 Service CotnnuVaion to Vrank 11.
Chambers, clialnnan of the flro preven
tion and insuranco committee of the
Merchants Association, tolling why the
commission has not forced subway con
tractors to build flro walls between the
oxcavatlon and basements of buildings
in accordance with the specifications
of the fire insurance oomimnies. Mr.
Chambers had informed the commission
that, tho Kiro Insurance Kuchange was
insisting upon higher rates for insurins
buildings along the line of new subways
which were not protected according to
rulee the oxchnngn had laid down.
'l'ntvis H. Whitney, scercturv of the
commission, wrote to Mr. Chambers
that the commission had suggested twice
to the exchange that, it meet the com
mission to confer nbout tho now ruling",
but tho exchange hadn't agreed. Tho
letter s.iid further:
There Is no combustible materlil In the
eicavntlon except the timber bracing nnd
the sheeting, and the timber Is so heavy
and In so damp n condition that tt would
not readily take fire, nor would any fire
I'nder thee circumstances a four Inch
hollow tile wall set In cement mortar would
seem to be sufficient to check any fire that
might occur in tits excavation until It could
be extinguished. Kurtharmoro the city
has been engaged In subway work tor the
last twelve veai-s and during that, time
there has never been a case of any build
ing latching Are on account of .subway
The commission does not conced that
there is nnv legal obligation upon il to In
s.-rt th- provision leuuirlng the erection
of a proper pn-teetlon wherever mils are
broken into This provision was inserted
simply as a part of the commission's policy
to conduct the work of snhwav construction
in such manner as to minimise nnv incon
venience to owners or tenants of abutting
Where the buildings themselves are en
tered bv the subwav contractors for the
purpo'e of underpinning them the ones
lion of the character of the partition to bo
ercetrd is one to be settled between the i un .
tractors and He owners or occupants
Dispute Now a Fight Over
Citisml Shop in Peniisvlvaniii
I'oTTRVIM.r, Tn . Sept '.'ll I Ight
thousand men employed at the collieries
i r . . ... .i s-n.i,.ii..n Cnm
"r ,ho 'phiBh 1 . Nnx "Vl,,on. "m'
' puny arc on n strike to determine whether
the mines of the anthracite region shull
U,,. operated as closed or open shops,
T, f , nf to jojn ,
' ,. .' , ... . , .., ..
I V nitod Mine Workers union is rcspon-
sitilr lor ttie tie up at a time wnen mere is
1 . . I .. .1 f ,.A TIipaa wimLii
' .i n-:ii: stills.. ,.f v,. -
ago tiujm iimi nullum ..iioi-i " .ir-
(Uehonning refused positively to join
the union and the entire force employed
at this one colliery went out on a strike
The offer was made to the Millrrtt to pay
their initiation fes and dues if thoy
would sign tho constitution of the union,
but they declined to do so. Iast week ono
of the brothers got employment elsew here.
Tho other brother has stuck to his deter
mination and refuses to either leave tho
mine or join the organization
Thin week after all the persuasion on
the part of the company had failed tho
threat was made that the mules; would be
taken from the mines and the colliery
suspended indefinitely. Il was then
thut the men decided to press the issue
of closed shoo rules to regulate the work
ing of the collieries in the seventh United
Mine Workers of Mncrica district.
A general meeting of all the locals in
tho Panther Creek alley was railed and
it was decided to order a general strike
at ail collierieor this comwmy. To-day
ono colliery and three washcries were
operated with a half force
President John H .1iitn has been
notified by the union leaders and it, is
expected mat ne win come on nnn lane
rhargo of the trouble, as it is considered
to lie a very vital issue to the union nnd
tJie roal oDerators
The roal company officials decline to
dischargo the man who hns caused all the
trouble, although they ore sustainm
WITSON NEARLY GETS OUT.
s,lnn Who thumped Prom Tombs
'tel. Cell I.o. U In lMillndclpliln
Putt, APFi.rnM. Sept ?n -George Wit
son, I he burglar who escaped from the
Tombs on July 7 nnd was raptured here
yesterday, almost duplicated his New-
York feat late this evening when ho picked
tho lock in his cell in tho Central polio
stntion in City nail.
Wilson used the fork which had lieen
brought in with his supper to-night. He
had I'ont on of the prongs and had
manipulated the tumblers of the big
lock on tho cell until all he had to do was
to pull tho door open mid climb over the
tops or t lie cells lo escape
Vhnn Jailei John CollinH went for the
dit-hes after Wilson hnd finished eating
h noticed that the fork was missing.
He immediately made a search of the rel
nnd discovered the bent. fork. Witson
was moved to another cell and a guard
was placed over him.
Wilson admitted to-night that he was
the masked thief who robbed the Atlan
lic Cily homo of Waller Klem, the Phila
delphia banker, on August is last. Ho
nwnkened Mrs. Rletn at the time and
from half closed eyes she watched him
rifle her jewel caso of gems valued at
After cutting Uie wires nt tho Klem
homo nt. 15 Providence avenue Witson
proceeded to Mrs. Klcm's bedroom. A
flash of his olectrio lantern awakened
Mrs. Klem, but she feared to make any
outcry for fear tho burglar would kill
her and her husband, who slept peacefully
throughout the burglar.
Witson will probably go back to New
Jersey to faco the charge against him
there, as the Now Jersey authorities are
not willing to waive their claim on him,
so I hat ho nuiv be taken back to Now York.
The New Jersey ofllrers nro on tho ground
and Magistrate fiorman this morning
held Witson without ball to await requisi
tion from New Jersey
'ITio claims or New York and New Jersey
for tho prisoner may hnvo to bo fought
out before Ctov. Toner, who will decide
which State is entitled to him Officially
the local authorities havo received no
word that Witson is wanted in Mew , ork.
lii'simtches from Atlantlo City indicate
that Miss Anna Price of Wilmington, who
was a friend of Witson and from whom he
stole jewelry to tho value of $1,500, may
not prosecute him if she can got her prop
erly pacu wirntnil lioum so, mm is in at
her apart men w moro from indignation
than anything else,
"Witson and I have been frionds for
some limo," sJio explained. "I met him
hern at Atlantic City und wo were to
gether most of the time. Ho anpeard to
think n good deal of mo and I thought
ho was a gentleman."
Senator Hryhnrn Itecnperatlnn.
Washinotos, Sept. 20. Senator Hey
burn ot Idaho, who has been dangerously
111 slone Conjrradjouniel. left to-day for
Bwarthmore and Kennett, Pa., torccuperatc.
Ue ffaLBOo-LdaJsaJLUd.. -flfcw .
Found L'sinp; Match Case Heir,
ing: Nnmo "J. Pierponi
FINGER PKINT IITS UNDOING
Thief Admits Stealing Article
in Tils Hoom, Part From
A young man with a farawoy look
wnn arrested yesterday by threo Rroux
detectives for burglary. Deputy Pollc
Commissioner Dougherty says tho pris
oner has admitted that, ho robbed th
homes of J. lierpnnt Morgan, Jr., and
William D. duthrlo In tho early part ot
Watches, medals and bits of Jewelry
which were taken from the Morgan,
nnd Guthrie homes wcra found either,
on tho prisoner or In the rooms which
ho occupied at -!23 Kant 136th Mrect,
Also there were articles of lewelry
which were not taken from tho Morg-im
nnd Guthrie, homes, a.n well na thirty!
Commissioner Dougherty said ha hd
found nothing that resembled tjisi
Jewelled order of tit. George and th
Drnsoii, which was described la a con
fldontlal llrt sent to tho rollco at tb.
tlmo that Mr. Morgan's home. at Thirty,
seventh street and Madlaon avenue, wat
robbed, although It was not dcllsnateo)
an having been the property ot Mr,
Tho prisoner said he was John Eer
nuuer. 23 years old, and that ho earns,
trom Munich three yearo ago. When
he Is not a burglar, he. says, he Is
baker. He. Is light haired and boylsti
The robberle? at the homo of Mr.
Morgan and that of William X. Guthris,
which Is at 2S Park avenue, near Thirty,
sixth street, were very similar. Mr,
Morgan's house was entered after mid
night on January 23. Tho home of Mr.
Guthrie was robbed on February f.
Mr. Morgan and his family were at
homo at the time.
Mr. Morgan estimated tho monev
value of the articles taken as between
50,000 and $7,000. but ho valued morn
the historical and sentimental nature of,
tho articles. Ono of tho things taken
wns n watch which had been given to
lilin by bis father. Tho pollen say
they got it yesterday.
' When the burglar left tho Morgan
hoiitc ho left the front dcor open. Tnn
same thing was done nt the Guthrie
home. Mr. Guthrlo lost about $3,000
worth of studs, stick-plus and ring?
While he wus In tho Guthrie house he
fiisrod with n cigar lighter and nudo
the mistake of leaving It behind him.
On the cigar lighter detectives found
thumb prints, nnd they corresponded
yesterday with those taken from Iter
natter. Then It was. tho police say,
that the prisoner admitted his guilt.
Tho three Hron dctoctlvcis Edward
Tlcrney, James J. Doyle and TFclK
O'Neill, who arc attached to the. Alex
nndcr avenue station- lay they noticed
Rcrnauer acting In a suspicious manner
and watched him for r-evrrnl days. Ho
moved from house to house In tho
neighborhood of 133tlt street and
AloMinder avenue several times and
finally they found him In a pawnshop
dickering for a loan on a pair of Law
yer Guthrie's studs. They arrested hhn
and then thry began to look over
watches nnd pieces nf Jewelry bearing
tho name or Initials of J. Tlcrpont
Morgan. Jr. Commissioner Dougherty
said last night that he would recom
mend that Detective Doyle be advanced
to tho first rank and would ausses'.
honorable mention for the other two
Commissioner Dougherty said that
nine articles were taken from the home
of Mr. Morgan and nine were re
covered. On the prisoner whon thn
detectives arrested him was a blue
enamelled march case studded with dia
monds and engraved with the nam.
"J. Plerpont Morgan. Jr."
Among the things rtolen from Mr.
Guthrlo and found In Bcrnauer's room
were two gold medals, a platinum cbro
notneter, a largo gold medal which was
preicnted bv the faculty of New Tork
University to Chlslanl Durunt on I'eb
ruray 1ST", and pins and rings.
llernaiicr also had made a collection
of knives, pipes, opera glasses, shavlm;
brushes and a silver enne top In addt
Hon to a surgeon's outfit, a whlrkey
flask nnd Ivory curios. There was als-v
a certificate for ten shares of dock of
the rtronv Borough Hank mado out to
Irving S. P.alrom. So many thins
were found in tho room which Bernaur
had oerupled for a dav thnt they flUcd
two .satchels, nnd thn pollen had n3t
ltcinlr.ed them nil last night nor flied
Hernauer. who was first taken t"
Police lleadquartctB, was loeked up In
the. Mercer street btation He will bs
arraigned In the Jcffcrcou Market police
court this morning.
At the, home of Mr. Morgan It wm
said last night that lio was in Europe,
but that his representative had IdrnU
tied some of the recovered Jewelry.
FIFTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
ftlh Ave. nni Mlh Mreft
brrvlKS l 11 A M ml rso V M
Rv. J. H. JOWETT, M.A., D,D.
ft! iv. It. A. TORREY, D.D.
Mill nrrach both mornlnp nnil Afternoon
Ntrnnrrrx nrr mr-iinm mMifHi,
Srrvlcrv are ticht In Uie tollonlns
Christian Science Church
SUNDAYS 11 A. M. AND 8 P. M. WEDNESOAfS. 1 1 V
first rhutrli. Central Tark VVM and wj S1
Second Church. Central PsrU t Dd Mtn Si.
Ihlrn Church. l'-'Mh St. ami Mailhou Av,
Fourth church, rm VVM IHM St
Fifth t bnrrli, Mvllwi Av and Mlh HI
;.Uth Ctiurr!) Park Av nniltluiM
Central Pnsbytirian Church
vt:.;r mth sr., m:ah nrtOAPWAV .
Flrv. WII.TOV Mr.lll.r.-SMITU. I) l) . FtsW'
i;ev. JV.iSV, V FOttllP.S. t). !
prrarhr at ll A it . u
Pevotlnnal Merlin Wcdnrnlay Lvs, ' 1
St. Chomas's Churcft
nn it v i. ,u,r mu sr
flev. Ilrnc-t M 'iilrcs. I) l Hector
8 A M Hull l iimminiliui . .
II -Momlnc mm vice ui tl Sermon (nrriur
FIFTH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
REV. CORNELIUS WOeIfKIN, D. D.
WU,I, PHF.ACII AT 11 n CLOCK .
flltACK rillUICH. Hroadvay ni Wtl 8
Dr. flLATTKRY, Itrrtor t'rvlccfc . .
Mnslral Srrvlre with Srrronu by the Ur..
The lull (irnce Church choir. II antl s,
unl.Kn.ll Tamnlr. I3S lllti Still. SI
"Spiritual value..- Spirit ''""''"'fti'rmvcW.i
Senior. Thiimrtay, I'rotr.wr llec-e u lri r''
drmonmralloni. Saturday cvperknee mnnt
Trinity rariab. Chapel f l" ,JISC?SSS
S. D-. war. Btrvlcea ana U