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THE SUN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER S, 1912.
aentlr owcruled-car captioned by
Mr, Molntyr M many time ver-
ruled. Ho kopt the stenographer extra
buny entering exceptions to tho Justice's
decisions. Tho question of neither of
Iho principal attorneys indicated that
raco or religion will play a part In selecting
iho Jury. Mr. Wltltman was particular,
)iowover, In nuking talesmen If they bo
JonRod to any secret order or society.
Tho first day's session was a mcasuro
of tho publlo interest in tho trial of a
police officer accused by Ramblers of
ordorlna a murder to conceal his grafting.
Attracted by tho prnseneo of not only
Mailt. Decker but of tho Kix others uc
cusod as principals in tho murder, Lefty
Louie Rosenberg, Oyp tho Hlood Horo
witz. WHitoy Lowis (Miillnr), Dago Frank
Ciroflcl.Willlnm Shapiro and JaokHulllvan,
a crowd flowed toward tho Criminal
Branch of the Supremo Court in the Criml
nal Courts Building in Centre street
and taxed tho Rood nature of policemen
and court attendant. Thrro was, how-
v ever, no disorder.
Tho authority of Justice Qoff, reaching
through tho corridors, checked turbu
lance. There was one unpleasant inci
dent in tho Mreets of which tno iitistice
.himself whs the victim. On his way to
luncheon ho wn pursued and badgered
3 by n company of leaping, shouting photog
rapher. Ono of those would have been
. arrested if Justice Ooff could havo laid
I glands on him. UnderstandtnR Uint many
of those nhotocranhers havo no con-
f Section with newspapers, the Justice
contemplated writing a lotter to tho
fipolice Commissioner asking for ofticicnt
& protection of witnesses and others who
tMcntJiaving their pictures taken.
' pi Granrt. Juror Selected.
' JPartof tho business oftho first session
ppfT the extraordinary term of tho Supreme
a Court was tho selection of a Grand Jury
Sjrhloh will investigate all phases of tho
I1 Rosenthal case. Twenty-ono were ob
;talned from tho panel of fifty. Tho fore
Ttnan is Thomas C. Wood of P01 Lexington
Jvenuo, wboso place of business is at si
i'lNfew street. Among the members of tho
i Grand Iury Is Josso I. Straus, a son of
Ijlsidor Strolls, who was lost in tho Titanic
rj Tho Juror'also Is n nephew of Oscar S.
LJtrnus, Progressive candidate for Gov-
!rnor. Mr. Straus is a partner in H. H.
Macy Co. Others of the Grand Jurv
are Charles do L. Oelrichs of 772 Park
venue and Rowland Holt, a publisher.
, Justice Goff convened court at 10:35
VA. M., the Grand Jury panel of fifty was
i)called Immediately and District Attorney
r Whitman took up at once thcexamlnntlon
rto determine tho fitness of talesmen for
fLservico. Tho process of selection was
Shot difficult. Many were excused for
gene reason or nnothor, but o little hefore
JJ twenty-one nai neon chosen
from thex forty-six present. It may be
yrhat thecoiirt can complete tho Grand
sJuryfrom those absent yesterday. The
Ijfull number allowed by law Is twenty
j three, but twenty-ono is n legal number
The jurorsiWfre dismissed until Octo
' ber 21.
It was exactly 1:02 I M. when Clerk
Penny called the caso of Lieut. Charles
.Becker and all of tho defendants were
ordered to tho bar. The court room was
very quiet ns tho heavy bodied, heavy
jawed lieutenant camo up a side, uisle
leading the procession of indicted men.
Ho was dressed entirely in black, even
to the four-in-hand scarf worn in the
low collar that exposed his full muscular
nock. His clothes were neatly pressed.
He had been shaved in the morning.
There Was. outwardly, no marked change
from tho Becker who was arrested and
taken to the Tombs on tho night of July 29.
A certain grlmness of expression and
immobility of face characterized him as
formerly. He approached the railing
erectly and with long strides, throwing
fiances this way and that over the crowd,
fis glances found tho person he sought,
his wife, who sat well forward. He smiled
slightly, nodded just perceptibly and
passed on and Mi waved smilingly.
Otbrr Accnsril 3len I'ollov.
The others in tho train of accused
murderers followed closely, shuffling
their feet. Jack Sullivan, thinned hy
confinement, distributed grins and carried
line, regarded the erowd gloomily. Thel
lour gangsters nroorw-n tneir siiouiuers,
shot sidelong glances and appeared to
be more at ease when their hands finally
clasped the rail.
Mr. Mclntyre got up In Becker's de
fence from tho group of Berker counsel
and tested the District Attorney's purpose
by inquiring whether or not there was a
motion that Becker lie tried separately.
Mr. Whitman, who appeared with Assis't
ant District Attorney Frank Moss, hi.s
principal aid In the trial, and Deputy
Assistant District Attorneys Ituliin and
Colman, replied that Becker's separate
trial was first in order. Mr. Mofntym,
whose aim, it appeared, was to have the
trial of at le,-u.t one other defendant,
preferably Jack Sullivan, coupled with
Becker's, objected vigorously, but Justice
Goff granted the District Attorney's
Then Mr. Mclntyre tried to get n delay
of-a week on thn ground that John W,
Hart, his prlneipal associate, was too ill
to appear in court lor at least that long.
Mr. Hun, he argued, had lieen gatln-inig
facts which were solely in his possession,
and without him the defence would !
seriously handicapped. Mr Hart became
ill last Saturday and the illness had taken
a serious turn, so much so that the lawyer
was in bed. Mr. Mclntyre offered a doc-
tor's certificate and his own affidavit. He
Bald that Hart's presence in court was
particularly desired because Hart had
been making up the records of talesmen
Tho District Attorney didn't question
tho good faith of tho motion for delay,
but ho called attention to the fact that
nil of the witnesses were ready und he
naw no reason for putting off the trial.
Justice Ooff, leaning slightly forwurd so
as to survey the three Becker counsel at
the table, said gently:
"How many counsel are retained by tho
"There are four," replied Mr. Mclntyre.
Mr. Hart. Mr George W. Whiteside, Mr.
Lloyd Stryker and myself."
"lou," said the Justice, with thefaintest
of smiles, "are n host in yourself, Mr.
Becker's chief counsel poured forth
complaint and objection. Loudly and
with swinging arms he maintained that
his client could not get a fair trial under
such conditions. Circumstances had
arisen, he protested, which would deprive
Lieut. Hooker of o fair trial. Ho was
stopped abruptly by the Justice, hut his
heavy voice overrode Justice Golfs mild
"Will you indulge mo for an instant
longer?" he persisted.
Trial Mut Go On.
"Sn, sir," siid Justice GolT crisply.
"1 deny your motion. Let the examina
tion of t:icMiiu liegln."
Mr. Mclntyie, apparently in a rage,
burst out with.
"Are we to ho forced to this trial In the
face of tho unwarranted statement cir
culated by the District Attorney that the
murder of Jack Zelig was u loss to the
prosecution? lie knows that Zolig would
havo testified nothing in favor of the
prosecution, but on the contrary - "
"Stop, stop!" Justice Golf commanded,
but his voice was lost in another exple
tive protest by Mclntyie.
"I tell you said Justice Goff sternly,
"this is a court of justice. It us under
stand each other at the commencement.
Wo shall pi-nct-ed in an orderly manner
with tho logulareourso of justice."
"(iill the talesmen," he added to Clerk
"But the regular course of Justice has
been interrupted," shouted the militant
Mr. Mclntyre. "Are wo to bo deprived
of our right to lie heard?"
".Mr. Mclntyre," said tho Justice softly.
"I shall deprivo tho court room of your
presence ir you continue this. I shall
direct an ofllcer to remove you,"
The lawyer sat dowu suddenly, mop.
ping his forehead.
Becker's sharp, black eyes turned back.
SKETCH OF COURT ROOM, BECKER AND HIS
and forth between his counsel nnd Jus
tice Goff. Mr. Mclntyro's associate, Mr,
Whiteside, offered motions to dismiss tho
indictment. Bather prolix in argument
his remarks were out short bv tho Jus
tice, who pressed him for a plain recital
of the grounds submitted. Thoso wcro
that the defendant's constitutional rights
nnd been violated by requiring his coun
sel John W. Hart to testify hefore the
Grand Jurv. The Justice overruled this
motion and another which was a chal
lenge of the panel,
No further efforts to block tho trial
were made and tho main business of the
day, getting a jury, began with the ex
amination of Talesman Phllin Herrllch.
n real estate broker of 1SS Kast Ninety
first street. Just previously all the men
under indictment save Becker were taken
back to the Tombs, Hecker sat through
out at tho counsel table and directly
facing the Judge s dais.
Waa Tenderloin Pnltcrmnn,
Xt turned out that Herrllch was a police
man in the Tenderloin twenty years ago,
under Lieut. Schmittberger and Cants.
Mcl-iughlln and Aleck Williams. The
questions asked him were adhered to in
the main in the examination of succeed
These questions were as to whether
or not ho was acquainted with any of the
lawyers in the Hosenthal ease, any of
the District Attorney's staff, any police
men, including Becker, any of the Grand
Jurors that indicted Becker or any of
tho men under indictment. The ex
policeman was about tho only talesman
who said he had formed no opinion ns
to Becker's. guilt or innocence. He said
he was willing.to'accept from the Justice
instructions that a conviction for murder
cannot lie had on tho testimony of no.
After Sir. Mclntyre had ascertained
that Herrllch was married nnd had two
children, he declined to challenge. The
District Attorney challenged peremptorily.
i ins enueu me morning session.
."Sot Keen to Rr Jurors,
In the afternoon session, heeinninc
at 2:30 o clock, Harvey L. Biow. a liook-
keeperof 8 West Twenty-seventh strt.
and who lives at HIS West Thirty-sixth
street, was disqualified U-causo ho s.iid
ho had made up his mind so strongly
that evidence couldn't chance it. In
common with some others, Mr. Biow did
not seem keen for service on a murder
in audition to the usual nuestlons.
Robert H. McEwen of 303 Kast Thirtieth
street was asKed ir he knew nnyiswly
connected with the Morning Trlrgraph.
, mi" itii'-siii-ii rir tisKfii i nicy Knew
Hit Maslerson, who under n fuller name,
William Barclay Masterson. is vice
president of the comjuiny that publishes
aicr.wen was promptly removed hy thn
defence's peremptory challenge. John
Klllott of 210.'. Grand Avenue. The Bronx.
tho fourth talesman questioned, said
ho knew Harford T. Marshall. Jack Sulli
van's counsel, well and often took dinner
with him. He had such a strom? opinion
aooui nocKer inai no was promptly dis
qualified hy ttie .Justice.
Alfred Henry llernstein. a merchant
111 Mercer street, and who lives nt :
Broadway, had talked to Sullivan nnd Mrs.
Sullivan about the case und ho was ex
cused by the Justice.
llnlser iirirln ChnllcllKrri.
The ninth talesman was Halsev Corwin,
once celebrated as n Broadway spender
and the hiishnnd for a brief time of
Hohorta Men ges of Sheepslioad Bay.
Corwin works now in a moving pictuio
show at Broadway and Kortv-eichth
street. He had an opinion "which couk
hardly be changed Tho District At
torney cnaileiiged tor cause,
'I lie tenth talesman impressed both
sides favorably from the start. lie was
Harold B. Skinner, a tall, well huilt young
man with a firm jaw, smooth face and
regular features. He hail a strong opin
ion as to Meeker's guilt or innocence but,
he said, his opinion could be changed hy
evidence. It had been gained from news
papers and magazines, Mr Stryker
ussed numerous questions which were
brushed aside hy Justice Goff and the
young lawyer seemed at times to be at a
loss as to how to proceed. Mr. Mclntvre,
however, kept the reins, and after a short
conference with Becker announced that
he would not challenge Mr Whitman,!
was equally satisfied with tho talesman, ;
so Mr SKirmer was sworn and. after "do-
fondant had looked upon juror and juror ,
upon ut-it'iMiiiui, iook o. i seat in ttie
jury box. He had a lonesome reservation
for the rest of the afternoon, it had taken
more than three hours und a hulf to get
K. Harold Fischer of 500 East 1 12d
street electrified llecker's lawyers and
Becker with the statement that he had
formed an opinion "on account of the
actions ol counsel for tho defence." Hoi
did not particularize und was excused after
u brief examination
Henry W Struss of 729 St. Nicholas
avenue pleaded poor health with a ten
dency to headaches Justice GofT would
not excuse him on that account, but tho
District Attorney saw cause for a tier
Sidney New of 12 Klghty-eighth street
and Howard C Buss of .152 West lsflth
street were excused neither i leasing
counsel for the defence Mr Ituss said
that he generally Ixdleved what he read in
the nowspupers U-caiise he hud
that nowHfKiiier men tried to K'-'tthiiiKH
, . m ,Micr ociock wnen the I
For the Base-ball Games
Fall or Winter-weight Overcoats, Sweaters, Warm Golf
Vests, Steamer Rugs, Raincoats.
Mackinaw Coats medium and
may come in handy.
.IOHN F. McIXTVRE.
louneentn talesmen was excused. J
tio Goff warned counsel that thoy mil
(expect night sessions If a jury was
I ready by this evening. Then he i
fourteenth talesmen was excused. Jus-
until 10:30 o'clock this
WEBBER GIVES ALL TO WIFE.
She Novr llns I'oiTer in Open 111 Ilr
Bridgey Webber, ono of District At
torney Whitman's witnesses, on the eve
of his appearing to testify nt the trial of
Lieut. Becker yesterday gavo to hi.s wife,
l'earl Webber, the power of attorney
which included access to his safo deposit
box in the Harriman Night and Day Safe
Deposit vaulta at 527 Fifth avenue.
Larly in the forenoon yesterduy Webber
sent out for Harry !'. Kiernan, a notary
public of 301 West Fifty-fourth street,
and had him brought to the topmost tier
of the West Side jail, whero he has been
living in ease for some time post. Sirs.
W'ebher was present,
'Iho notary drew up tho necessary
legal formula while over at a window
in another corner of the room Sam Schenps
.....l r..t l e in ... ' '.
and Jack Hose were fondling ono of Rose's
t wo small children,
The prisoner volunteered no reason or
motive for his action.
SELECT 21 GRAND JURORS.
Foreman of Ilmen
InvrkllKntors. The Rosenthal case Grand Jury ob
tained yesterday, nnd of which Justlco
Goff designated Thomas C, Wood ns
foreman, was selected in the following
UIIODF.S, BENJAMIN" V., eofTce mor
ehunt, 202 West Koventf -fourth street;
place of hiislness 109 Front street.
.SILLS, AltTHITt L., broker, .us West
Klulitieth street; plnco of business, u Wall
MeKKON. JOHN II., builder, 74 WeHt
Ninety-sixth street; place of business, "(mi
Last Thirty-soventh street.
HKHHIA.V, JOHN A., broker, Spuyten
mi) vii, pince in niisiness, si .nv street.
!H NT. CHARLES WARREN, secretary.
171 West Elghty-eluhth street, i.l.ne of
heavy weights, $5,50 to $9.59.
A Telephone MessaRp will
receive prompt attention.
' " s ZELIG WANTED TO KNOW
business, West Fifty-seventh street. m
RTft.U'H. JESSK I , merchant. U Kast
Seventy-fourth street, place of business,
ACHKI.IS, JOHN, merchant. 10 West
Sixty-ninth street; place of business, to
Union Square East.
MclNTYHK. (IKOrtC.K I),, builder. 180
West Ninet -third street; place of business,
401 (treenr.-lch street.
OKI.UICHS. Db L. CHAHLF.S, 77 2 Park
HOLT. ROWLAND, publisher, 44 ERt
.Suventy-eluhth street; place of business,
35 West Thirty-second (Heel.
K1.EE. SIMON J., tailor, 2 West Eighty
ninth street; place of business, 4: Leonard
IlLFM, ALFRED, Importer. 814 West
FAItltKI.L, THOMAS F., eonl merchant.
147 West Ninety-third street, place of busl
ness. 14s Harrow street.
KILiiOltB, GEORGE E real estate.
171 West Seventy-first street; place of
business, 150 Broadway.
MntPHV. JAMES F.. salesman, 120
West Fifty-ninth street; place of business,
ns Washington street.
BOND. ALFRED 1L. spent, 21 East
Sixtieth street, place of business, 17 West
STA ATS, J. HENRY, civil engineer. 30
West Fifty-fourth street; place of business,
CLARK, SAMUEL A., 120 East Fortieth
street; place of business. 114 Liberty atreet.
BLACKALL. FREDERICK T.. president
Hotel hnk'kcrbocker; plum of business
185 nrnailu ay.
I'LAUKK. SAMUEL J., Insurance, 309
West 103d street, phico of business, 51 Wnll
WOOD, THOMAS C, retired broker,
ool Lexington avenue; business address.
SI New street,
SHOT BY MASKED ROBBER.
Knst Sfvr York Ilartemlrr llealatrit
Ilemnnil of Three for Money.
Michael Spornclno, 30 years old, of
0C.1 Shellleld avenue, liist New York,
a bartender for Charles Block who ha.4
n saloon nt Miiltu street nnd New Lots
rond, Hast New York, was shot in the
Jaw by one of three masked men. who
entered tho plnco early this morning.
(He Is seriously wounded and may die
I Tho weapon belonged to Block nnd
Was lying behind the tinr. Hporaclno United States Motor Company, on Febni
l attempted to use It when the Intruders nry 3 when the woman answered a knock
ucniauiieii money, nut it was taKen from i uie rear aoor ana waa nanded a pack
him, 1 le got another revolver and thon "Fe by B0I"e nB who has not boon found,
tho man who had taken tho first one ' "r! ?P0JF! r10 PncKORo in tho room in
Blocks safe was blown open thrco
...mr. iisn nun in t. h nil iiiKeii.
JEROME BAXTER MISSING,
llniiKbler lleliirim nml Finds
('line 1'rnm Home.
Miss Florence Daxter of 210 Rust
.Seventeenth street, reported to Police
Headquarters hist nlfdit tho disappear-
nnce of her father, Jerome Baxter, n re-
tired business man. 68 years old, He has '
boon mlulng since Saturday.
Miss Baxter said she spent thn week
lend out of town. When sho returned
her father was gone. Me nna been In
I the hnblt of tnklnK Ion,; walks. She
for Baxter was sent out. He Is described
ns 5 feet 5 Inchon In IioIkIU and was.,,
dressed In a gray avjt and hut und had a
BE ONE IN BOMB CASE
"White Slave Defendant Said to
Hnvo Been With Grace
IMPORTANT WITNESS GONE
Olivette Leonard's Hearing Is
Postponed Until Missing
Terson Is Found.
Olivette Leonard, who figured In the
Orace Walker bomb case last February,
is said to be the woman charged with
being a white slaver whose case was post
Assistant United States Attorney Walk
er said that one of the principal witnesses
had been spirited away.
The woman was indicted under tho name
of Ollie Leonard, alias Bessie Rogers, alias
A pent s have boon looking for the miss
ing witness since last Thursday. The
woman was arrested in July and charged
with transporting a foreign born girl
of 18 years from New York to Xtlantlo
Mr. Walker did not give the witness's
name. Ho intimated that the witness
had been spirited away by interested per
sons. Judgo Mayor postponed the case
Mr. Walker after court refused to tell
more nbout his case, nor would ho say
just what Ollio Leonard, indicted for
whito slavery, hud to do with Grace Walk
er, killed by a bomb.
Cirnco Walker, who lived In a flat
in West Seventy-seventh street, was
talking to Charlos M. Dickinson, secre
tary to Chief Engineer Edwards of the
Olivette Leonard's presence in Mro!
Humor b uaL nnn caused thn
ami convioiion oi Mrs. walker for run
ning an evil resort. Ollvotto Leonard
w-os found In the Magdalen Home, whero
",u "ur" Bont ,or 'wing wayward.
She was held for a time hs a witness,
but tho police could not solve tho my story
nnd she was discharircd.
flir. nniKor refused to add tothedetalls
of the proi.i.nt case.
, .lo." no would be to defeat the ends
"f. J.UKt,tn' h" H1nld- -I w' admit, how-
h ' w"m ' cc, ni 5?,f& HU"P'clon,
wim the uZbZ"? 0UV"t,C UnW(i
Ho said that ho believed that at tho
trial he would bo able to sliow a possible
"'""vo for the (Iruoe Walker murder.
u', IV'l'k,'lr. 'lP,",M ,httt ,h" 'rnl
TO ruHK A vaiAt IN oni: DAY
vAMiF114 QuUiinn Tablet, rvur-
WHAT SCHEPPS HAD TOLD
Friends of Gyp the Blood nnd
His Mntes Say Tt Was in
HAD 8500 WHEN KILLED ?
Wnhle Sure of It. and Hints Tt
Was for Election
When Big Jack Zellg, who was mur
dered on a Second avenue street car on
Saturday night by Boston Phil Davidson,
was buried yesterday in Washington
Cemetery, Brooklyn, Jack Sirocco, himself
a gang leader and enemy of Zellg, said:
"Thero goes a guy who won't be in the
movies at tho Becker trial."
Zelig would not havo been called by Mr.
Whitman on tho direct cao against Becker
He was not under submenu by tho prose
cution, although Becker's lawyers had
subpoenaed him. The District Attorney
had not subp-rnaed Zelig because Zelig
was under $10 000 ball and could be reached
as a witness nt any time.
If tho defence had not called Zelig the
District Attorney would havo called him
in rebuttal to back up certain testimony
of the prosecution, for instance that of
Sam Schepps that it was Zelig who got
tho men to kill Rosenthal.
Zelig's friends said yesterday that he
would not have lieen a witness for the
prosecution. Bernard Handler, counEel
for Schepps, said ho met Zelig in a Broad
way restaurant at Franklin streot on last
Wednesday. Zelig was apparently
anxious to find out what Schepps hud
testified to before the Orund Jury.
Jacob Sandler, who has n small cofTee
house in Broome street and from whom
Davidson says he borrowed $10 on Satur
day, denied yesterday that ho hid given
any money to Davidson. This knocks
out part of Davidson's story of how lie
got the money with which to go to Jersey
City nnd buy in a pawnshop the revolver
with which ho killed Zelig.
The friends of Gyp tho Blood Horowitz,
Lefty Louie, Whitey Lewis and Dago
Frank said yesterday that Zelig was work
ing in their interests when ho tried lo find
out what Schepps had testified to before
the Grand Jurv. 1 his letter to Ovn the
Blood from Zelig. which was mailed on
Saturday, was mado public yesterday:
New Yonit Crrr.'October s, inij.
Harru Horntcit:, Tnmtm I'riunn, Xcic Ynrk
DEAn Pai, fivr Yours received and was
more than pleased to hear from you. I
want you and the hoys to keep writlin: to
me, as tt cheers me up, and you can imagine
how I feel when I hear from you boys,
Oyp, keep cheered up, and keep eheerlnu
one another up. Your Innorence will he
proven and what a Krnnd time we will have
on that day. (lyp, you tell Frank to take
that Daeo Idea out of his mind as ho u-lll
listen to you as you know one nnnfhor
better than I do. Somebody lias been
tellinu him that I don't give a damn for
him because he's a daso. Well, eld Pn,
want to hear from you often. It seems to
be the hardeat thine In the world to et
your wife out. Know one wants to (to on
the bond. Cheer up, old hoy: everythlnc
will turn up for tho best. Your Pal till
Best wishes to the boys. Jack.
. Kx-Magistrato Wahle, who was counsel
for Zelis. said vesterdav hnt ho har4
unable to find any motive for the killing
"fi'B. "uiiiu ruuu jih was sure that
not more than fifteen minutes before
ZeliR was killed $5oo had been given to
him. Wnhle said he knew the name of
the man who gavo it.
Tho money was not found on Zellg.
Some of his friends said that perhaps a
politician might bo ablo to explain that
tho $500 had lieen given to Zellg in con
nection with election work.
-,T," investigation made by Denutv
Police Commissioner Dougherty seemed
to convince him that if tho murder of
Zelig had been a gang plot Davidson
would not have had to go to Jersey citv
to buy a revolver. Somo ono would have
provided it and also arrangements would
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Rich Heather mixtures, browns, grays and
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WBWAV ATTMK DQOK-QNI
have been made to get away after thn
The funeral of Zellg waa held from hU
home at 286 Hroomo street. It was
scheduled for in o'clock in tho morning,
but it waa three hours later before It
started for the Williamsburg Bridge.
Meanwhile members of Kast Hide gangs
clogged the street. Members of the Paul
Kelly Association rubbed elbows with
followers of Jnck Sirocco.
At tho door of the Zellg home stood
f hrco of his friends. You had to bo known
to get into tho house. Upstairs were his
widow, mother and father.
There wore plenty of policemen, In
uniform and street clothes, in the street.
'I hey followed the funeral procession
ncrosn Iho Williamsburg bridgn to tho
cemelery, Itabbi Adolf conducted the
The inquest into tho killing of Kclig
will bo held by Coroner Holtsshaiiser to
morrow morning. There will be a special
police guard for Davidson. Letters havo
been received by the Coroner and the
District Attorney's nffico indicating thai
women friends of Zellg may attempt to
kill Davidson in tho courtroom.
Deputy Police Commissioner Dougherty
sent out a police lieutenant last night to
investigate the story that. Zellg had 150(1
when ho waa shot bv Davidson. The lieu
tenant talked with Dr. Hawkins, who took
Zelig's body to Bellevuo, and the physician
told him that when he got to Fourteenth
street and Second avenue on Saturday
night he found Policeman Knox in charge
of the body.
Some one had taken Zelig's coat off and
It was lying across his chest. There wero
other policemen at tho side of the body,
keeping back tho crowd. Dr. Hawkins,
Policeman Knox and the driver put Zehlg
nnd his coat into the ambulance and Knox
rode to Bellevuo on the ambulance. Tho
body waa searched, but only 12 was found
ill the Dockets, according to the infnrmn.
tion obtained by the lieutenant.
BUT mm HER BOY
Hcferee Leslie Says Mrs. Pope,
the Actress, Is Woman of
If a report mado yesterday by Warren
Leslie as referee Is confirmed Mrs. Syhllla
Thorne Pope, who divorced Richard Van
Wyck Thome and married Charles H.
Pope, a cotton goods broker, after his
wifehu ' divorced him and married Donald
Brian, the actor, will havo the custody of
her eight-year-old son, KlchardVan Wyck
Thorne, Jr.. in spite of her formor hus
band's contention ihnt sho is not a proper
person to have tho boy because she is
nn actress and smokes cigarettes.
Heferee Le-dio decided that even if
Mrs. Pope is an actress she is a woman
of the highest and most estimable charac
ter.fand said that while she does smoke
cigarettes the use of cigarettes by women
is no longer regarded as objectionable
in many circles.
Ilichard Vmr'Wyck Thorne. who is nn
investment broker, was divorced by his
wife four years ago and nt that time
tho custody of their young son was
awarded to Mrs. Thorno. Subsequently
Mrs. Thorno went abroad to meet and
marry Charles 11. Pope nnd during her
absence sho permitted her former h is
band to have the boy. slnro Mr. Thorno
boarded with his former wife's motha
nnd sister in Mount 'Vernon. I he boy had
been with them for three years when
in March last he went t visit his mother
at 33 Fist Thirtieth street, and Mrs.
Pope kept tho boy with her.
Thorne sued out a n rit or habeas corpus
to recover possession of the bov and
alleged that he needed country air and
that the marital iitmo.iphere or Mrs.
Pope's home was improper for him.
He also said that Pofie gave Mrs. Thorne
SfKiO while the latter was suing for a di
vorce, but Pope denied this
After Mr. Leslie was appointed referee
he conducted manv hearings in the case, in
that course of which the bov testified that
he preferred to remain with h mother
because his stepfather was at homo more
than his father and ho liked him belter
Mrs. Pope said sho would rather see her
Knn Mniiil tlifin wltli t.i- r,.. -.iti. i . i
because he was teaching tho boy to grow
ll H OtlCIlf ior.
The referee decided that the natural
situation should bo controlling and that
Is for the boy to remain with his mother.
MR.' ROTHSCHILD LEFT $119,247.
1''" Trmnle Vnt Ilonn at !i,7C0,
tint MlRht ot Pell for Anythtnu.
The npproienl of the cstnte of Victor
Henry Rothschild, who died nt 4 East
Sixty-seventh street on May 16, mil,
shows that he left a gross cstnte of
$llf,2l7. He waa tho fathcr-ln-Iaw of
Solomon It. Guggenheim, and his estate
Included eighty-nine shapes of Guggen
heim Kxploratlon stock, npprnlsed at
Mr. Itothschlld's pew In Temple Beth
El Is appraised at $2,700, although nn
ntlldnvlt in the proceedings says that
no pews have been sold In the syna
gogue for many years, because they
generally go to the hclrB of the holders,
nnd for that reason it Is doubtful
whether the pew will bring anything
If put on sale.
Tho residuary estate of $43,000 Is
left to Mrs. Rothschild, nnd she Is re
quested to mako gifts to Mount Slnnl
Hospital nnd tho Monteflore Home, In
which her husband was Interested.
New Candidate In Mnntclalr.
Councilman Walter KIdite of Mnntrlnlr
has decided to bo an Independent candi
date for Mayor of Montrlalr at ths
November election and n petition Is now
belnu circulated to have his name placed
on the ballot. The entrance of a new
candidate has complicated tTt nnlltlral
MOCK PROM MOAD