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THE SUN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913.
IN THE POLICE
.New ('liiiiniiiiii Splits His
(Jiiu 1 ill ( )pcii Siili- I
AllKAUN TALKS I'iHST
MITCH I'.l.'s INN I Mi m-liAY;
A .llllt III I'll'lllltT-ilM lliiil. ns
to Sdii'llli' for Cit.v In l!ii' !
Another tempest over j-iiltt.i f broke
yesterday nfui n.m In the Hoard f
Kstlm.ito room "f tii" t'lty Hull, where
the Public Sen -e Commission held a
public hcnrhur mi tho contracts. It was ,
Kdward i:. M ("nil's Ill'sl clmnn- .nce
ho became chairman of tin' nimmi!M"n
to fathom the opposition tn tin con
tracts litnl t. In .ir the plus and ("lis
HrKIR'd 111 IHlMll'.
There was 'l nt i'f 011.111111 nt. f r
tho members i'f tin- liimnl of Kstlin.u.
who mil with the I'iiMV S.'"
Cummlssinncr. ult'ii Inii ruii'"l t
i noniles of tin' contracts to ti i iv .r
mUi of tin tnr
It was ci.ireiuv .1. S.i--.n n -
hcallnc. Hi" IimI asked f"! it ii. ni .litiiu"
McCall bed Ktnntcd it .ii U" '.., 'i i
Hon. Mr Slu.irn was i pr .n ma'
Speaker- hi' sn.e fur .in in HI all. I .1
half, lie acted .if .1 curl nf . ..iHiii.it t
to the other speakers, ami John I irt
Mltchel. fn .-!.! nt of Of i:...itil of
Merruon. ..poK" for nti hour MippV
mctitlim Mr Sh'-ant.
Mr MIMii'l hnil onlv iiit not .i run
ning .-tart when .Indue Mil 'all nd
t.iurncd tho hc.U'ltit; until thi m.'inlni;.
with thr niiiim-f that Mr. Mltcl-cl
could en on with his speech lool.i.
i inly ly vrclse of hi navel was
Jmleo .U ('.I II nlil to kci'p tin- uu otlnu
In order. A k.i In and ai;aln Mr. Sliearn
nnd Mr Mltihet were Inti rrupti d
hoots and cheers. Justice Mit'.ill t
fused to lit disturbers have their wnv.
lie hold his nihil In' tho head It vi
broken rappim: down the llrt butst
from tho crowd- and tho thump, thump
,.f Its stroke.- foi.-talii'il riotous out
i.r nli ii.
Colli i'Iiipu midi r an Inspector and
two i-nxrants In Id tho crowd outside
tin roniii In ..rdif A lino of men and
women sttei h. d thioiiKli the Imllwnvs
anil down the stalls almost to the ontei
doors and complaint went up that one
side i,i- the nt In r had Mi.-.e, ded in pacK-
Uli: the mi etlni:. Hut the i-ii.vvd itself, '
JudKint,-trom the leei.s. had no fHsmiti s. , .-p,, xUl and ou wonldn I have to,
rroin ItrimklMi catiie a i rowd "f , fn down to Mr. Morgan's oft'. i and
vlioiltern tlxed up a thouch for a po- suhmlt to their puati.-al tetjiis," sail
htlcal ini'i tinir In their hathands wen. Mi- sheani "If It has taken us ten
placards Is arms the woiiN: "The i'i ( mouths to n,.t ns into ih,s uitr.icts.
of the Suffci iim m iupliam;et . Siun ihhoi Ii.uk. I ask ou, will it tai; us to
Contracts" They applanloil lemarks : m-t out of them? I h.ne Men these
from Comptioll. r I'letidemasi ur ltor-1 straph.ini:er mkiis. Vuu must remeinls'i
otiKh I'leMili iit Mi Ainnv which told , wlu,e fault it is that there ate strap-
aealnst Mr' Slicit ii and Mr. Mil. hel. I hauccis ' i
As faithfully Mr. Sheain's own adhe- I The crowd hloke In with slueits of
rents tiled to shmit tlii-m down. I'llearvf Heard'" .
.Voho.lv had a i hiiuc' to make a1 "l-et theie he no fm thf r deitionstra
Fpeech exiept the enemies of the con- turn." said .lustice McCall. iJettillc to I
tracts. The tin will have a chance i f- t I will direct the officer- to
to-day or to-nioMow
lay or t..-moM"W. Th. fin u lis from i
tl onitntssioiiers or the ineinheis of
the Itoatd ot llstnnate wile tneiely m
the form ot Iplestlons IllldleSeiJ to the
speakers, and the sharp responses and
mutter answers hrntmht shouts of Jov
from the cinwil.
i lfc. rs and lawiers for the railway
cnmpaiiteH wet., merely spectators Col
T. S. William.', pl'isideiit of ihe liimik.
lyn l:.iud Tiauslt I'liMiimui. stayed
t In muh the aiterui.oii as he has stayed
thioiiu'h M Veral other puhln- ili tnoiistra
moiis on ihe coiitiaets With him was
(Scorui 1). V.oriians law.er for the
It. It. 'I', and Immediately in front of
him was .lami - I., i juai lieiihiish. general
ati'inii y for the Interl moui-'h
When .liistiii. Mi Call started the
hearinu a fi w inniiu. s after
he said he hoped that I lie pro
could be coin hided at a suitle M ssliin.
He sut'i-'ij-ted that each side choose
hpokCMIlen. to Whom time Would be
rvenlv iilloltcd Mr. Sluarn protested,
and Justice M. Call said that all of hU
speakers would be heard
Mr. Shear n was met with minnled
cheers and hNes. In ipi. Iliui; whk h
.Ilidi:i McCall raip, d off the head of his
riimI. Mr Shearn introduced Frcder.
Ick W. Hlnrich- uu Independence
Lemuel- and a llioolil n l iw.v.r.
Mr. Illnrlchs lelierat.il the aruumerit.s
which be made before the commission
at Mr. Wlllrox's hearing in .lanuarv. and
then said that (ii-HKe V. S Willlains,
the Hrookl.Mi ineniher of the I'uhlle
Service Commission, was a corporation
lawver. fornuilv in the employ of the
H I!. T. Mr Williams's support of the
contracts was mi "aflldavlt of his blur,"
nnu he Kimuiiiii t : alloweii to
voice in liandirii; over the city to the
This was ii'Ceived with shouts of
"NairoH in. ml' and "I'm him oiu'"ani
cheers Irom Mr. Sheain's adheienti.. The
attack In 0111.-I11 mil later a .statement
from Comuiissimii r Willlains In which
he mid tli.it he had left Ihe employ of
the II. Ii. T. teri cais a km to enter a
"Anv one who knows nn.i thlnn about
Hie piactiie of law in liioiiklyn." said
Mr. Williams, "can bear witness as to
whether the ihm .at, f,., tl, corpoiate
business, ami the chum lermds will
show tin 1 1 Milm in i,-iM while I an.
pound at tin I ..u.i'i.m the transit
mnpiitn 1 inn n willing p, mV(,
mv foandlim at tin i.n. mui in the cum.
munlty rompand with 11 who mvo
.nr. j-iu aru oeKiin ins I... u M1
nan Kpecu wiiti an an.iin.
he Had 11 plan Whereby lb. , 1'.,
build Its own Kiibwn.vH wuh'er
to the Imiikcis or exceedini; Uu
in ot man. lb sain that .Mr Mi ,i. ,l!t-,
ti'iiuis. piiblishul .M-sti'iday in. .in. in.
showed that Us was f'l 1.00'i.fiin, ,,
if It should ,i to build the new Hi,, .
With Its uu 11 1 apltal
"Win. ..ui llmiiiis, in m n,,,,,
nlonc I will i how j, ,11 how .Mill 111 11 sai
J:m linn, inn;.
chorus of V. .
When J eh.'
down the 1.1
at 4C Wall St.
The only one of the
now on our books is the
"Mayor and Com
monalty of the City of
New York," and the
Recorder of the City,
until his office was abol
ished in 1907 was, ex
officio, a Directorof the
The Manhattan Com
pany was intimately as
sociated with the early
growth of the City, and
its century of service to
its depositors has been
the basis of its steady
progress as an indepen
dent commercial bank.
We desire the active
accounts of merchants
and manufacturers and
will extend them ac
commodation in keep
ing with their standing
Bank of the
Capital J20500COSurDlus $4100000
l-'ested th.lt the .list of the now sul
wins intKlu he assessed on the prop
rt nun is win. t.. iii ll'ed from ihem
I'm install. -. the IVim-v Ivautu liad
road DiiMht t" pa half the rust of the
new Seventh avenue suhwuv. IIH nr
KUtni nt l'loiiKht crumbles from ijm ens ,
and llronx property owners who feared
that tlnv would he taed for the new
' I Sin thi'io s another w.iv si;d Mr. 1
Shea! u. "Let the i-lty of New York
Vr, lie and llnaii' e the biiildini; of these
si. lis .him us a private cori-uauon
woiuii mi ii i.ei in,. , m moriKaKo its
own iranetUM., iimi issue in. nils mi the
SIlliWII.VS to lie hllllt The . III s credit
would nut 1. pledged 'Ph.. ni would
he left w.th hands untied and let it use
Its mmii v tor other uupioioments f
,oii i .mid inailii t the liund"
Shouts of "If if .f .nterrupie.l him
Mr. Sh'iitn lo-ki d th nitiu-s'.nn to
wait ihirts d.ivs and si e u sm h Ooiiils
rould he marketed. The 1 uihaniel hill
How h. fore the I .( cislatuie woi.ld uHo
tile rttv me power to yi into sm ii nn
",l " IN ""
aim nave ineni pui out
Mr Shear n then calh d upon Comp
troller l'render:ast. who had entered
the ro.mi n few minutes before, to pro.
duce ii statement from Deputv Cornp
it roller I'Wher by way of provluit that
jlionds Issued iiiid.t the Duliamel plan
'could he marketed at public -ale
I "Mr. i 'halt man: " shouted Mr. I'nn
derwist, "may I irive Mr. Sh.arn his
Information now'.' It would be wry
nlii-'hli Hint at this point ''
Mr. Sliearn hesltat.-d. but llnall ion
i scnteil on Justice MiCall's uuery
1 "This is the unl.v report thai Mr.
risllel' lllis IcIKlel'i ,1." he said "It
j has ti ference lo bonds Issm d under the
'pioposeil iMihnniel bill, so-called tapld
transit i . ll ilk all i'uilir mv instrue-
' tions Mr. l-lher went to arlous s.n -
' luus o in,(s min mner naiiKers not m
jelthei of the svndicates which have
1 iiur I to take bonds of either the In-
j tcrborouiMi 01 the It. It T. under the
.piiHint subway plan."
I Tlw Comptroller read Mr. I'lsher's
(letter, in which composite opinions from
lottleers of shnIiik banks were retailed
in tins way.
"Mo not Invest tn novelties"
variance with pre-eiit h.inklni;
"1 "it not responsible "
"lb suits speculative "
"A crazy hill."
"Not pioper Investment for trust
Various banking houses' not con
nected with either tho Morcan or
Kiihu, l.oeb syndicate had these rf-marli.-i
"Hill ulwohitt ly aliMttd"
"I'linlilcs no reasonnhle basis for in-
i eMment '
"Not by a .luuful "
"No iiuestion that
principle and would
Is wroni; In
"iiutHlde holders would think the city
Koveininent otie mad."
And so on The crowd shouted with
j(t at the effect of the letter upon Mr.
Slienn. lie said it wasn't what he
wanted, and the crowd latmhed attain.
"I may sav it Js In accordance with
the double entente," he added.
Mr. Shearn spoke nf the Immense
iilainauis whMi ll Ity niiKht expect
I tn Incur iiinl. 1 the cniiitriictloii clauses
I of th
cunt 1 .1. .
I'lie lav, I n ilamaues holds unless It
Is iecalled" he said, IooMiik at Mr.
I'leiidi ruast, the I'roKresslve inembi r
of thi lluard of Csthuatc.
"Now, Mr. Shearn." said the Cornp.
irolli'i', "dn mui really want that par
ticular law iecalled? Come, now."
"We do not . 1 much want the reenli
I of laws its w want the recall of certain
".Mr. Khearn. Mr, Sliearn!" shouted
'All I'leiideri-'iisi ahovo the uproar.
'"Uu e s noihliiK that would please some
I 'lib bits mme than that you and your
I ."- 11 latcs should attempt in recall
1 In in "
I "If von can itoi the necessary pell
1 ons slitiii'd w, 11 !., K nPM November,"
said Mr. Shcti'n
j Mi Mm In I n ,rii ,1 to talk about the
in.. an m.le .a' the prefi rcntlal payment
.aril dii.r,bvd the tiiuruiuus sum which
W'fiillil liocnmi' tho property of Ilia Inter
lioriuiKli under the 1 per eetil. ninartlz.'t
lion WinrKo. Me wiiM ptclti'il up hy Mr
rreniliTKast and Mr Mciien.
"At ii seeret ronfrreneo at Mr. Me
Aiiftiy's house, ut which you were
present." said the Comptroller, to the
nmiisiniont of the crowd, "It was. iI1b
itlnetlj Hinted hy Mr. Davison, a hanker,
that the IntcrhoroiiKli couldn't et Its
money for less than Ii9, which nuiUrs
tlu allowance for sinking fund of I
per cent In that nrrarloiiM company
you Mill that the city would KUiirnntec
dellclts, It took us two months to K't
that Idea out of the heiiils of the lnter
hototiKh officials, who Mild you had com-
i mltted us to it."
Mr. Mltchel said ho didn't lomomher
the circumstance that way.
Mr Mltchel iirirtled that the city
won't Ki'i lis money hack from tho new
Hiihways -tlftit the InterhoroUKh's own
Ilures showed that the city stood to
lntio ahout JMl.OOO.OOO.
"1 say that's n mistake," put In Mr.
McAneiiy. "The official ."taleiiieiit
which I have does not show any such
' I don'l know wheie you mil your
statement " said Mr Mltchel
"KnllRhten us where t mi ko! yours."
ald Mr I'renderKiist.
"I tefer to Mr. Multhle," said Mr.
"Mr Malthle knows a creat ileal ahout
unolTiclal stntenieiits," said the Comp
troller, referring tn the reports that
Mr. Malthle had coaohrd Mr. Mltchel.
"The statement linn heen printed In
the papers," snld Mr. Mltchel.
"I think you read only one paper."
retorted the Comptroller, to the tlellitht
of a slumtlnR audience.
"1 read many," s.ilrl Mr. Mltche , ''hut
I dn not cet my orders from anv one
At that moment .lutlcn McCall stoml
up nnd poIntltiK his firmer in Mr.
.Mltchel "aid he had heard a cood deal
ahout olllclal stntentents and he wanted
i to know exactly where he cot his.
' I cave It to him." said Commis
sioner Malthle, who was slttlmr at Ills
' ' They were hased upon an estimate of
I the earnlmis of the Interhorouch ex
cepting last year." said Mr. Mltchel,
l-'inni the olllclal tiles of mil' olfli-e?"
a-ked .In-nice MiCall
"I helleve so."
' 1 disavow as chairman of this rn
mission." Mid .Justice Met 'all with creat
emphasis, "that they are our statistics.
They may ln correct, hut I am com
pelled to say that they are not ours"
Mr. Mltchel explained that he hail
not said his statements was an olllclal
document of the I'uhlle Service Com
mNlnn. hut Hint they wrre compiled
hv the commission's hiirenu of statistic"
and accounts on .Innunry 13. llMH.
.Indue MiCall then adjourned the
i honritic until thl
morning at 1 1 o'clock.
I'rendercist and Mr. McAneny will
tell tlielr side of the story and Mr
Mltchel will wind up his remark" this
ARRESTED AS BRIBER
W. s. KilunriN-. Who lluil Five
ps iririnin SciihIoin IIpIiI.
Afi'iiM'tl h Out".
ClIUil.t.SI'iN. W. Vll . Tell l'i The
I ei;iliitlve bribery scanil.il took a new
' 1 nt ti here to-day when a warrant was
1 taken out for th" arrit of William Sey
mour Kilwnrds. one of the 'Itepuldicaii
I candidates for Tinted States Senator,
j who had the Hums detectives bronchi
here anil throuBhtwho'-e'elTorts livelom-.-t
it . i were nrre-ied. eh iri!el with -olieii-niK
ami acceptiriK bribes
Itepte-eutatlve I' S (! Hhoib- one of
the men now under aire-.', charged that
lldvMirdi oflered him a bribe for Ins vot"
l.ilwards KJM'lboiul 111 the sum of $1,000
.Indite Henry K Hlaek to-day called a
-peeial Cirand Juiy to hear the evulence
acaint the lle legislators Court offi
cials announced that the special (Ira nil
Jury would probably bo nblo to take up
the cu-os to-iiiorr.i iiHuniiiK
'Hie t epresetitai im-n who"e indictment
ate soiikIiI are 1' ti lihodes, II I'
A-lmry. Mavid 1'. Hill and Hath MutT and
Stnto Senntoi H A Smith
, 'I hero is a stroiiK belief here that 11.-
' ilirtment will be letutui'd aitaitist several
persons not members of the LoRi-dainte
as well as additional lawmakers
'I he Itev. Dr TlinmiiH J Smith, a mem
ber ot the House, told tho I.ecKlature
! this nininiriK how $Vm had been thrust
1 in his clothes by Ithodes and another man
wImiIii hedid not know. Smith asked thai
I the House Invetipite
Smith said he was invited into a room
. at the Kanawha Hotel by Melemite Ilhode
' and asked to take K.noo to vote for W S
Kilwnrds for I'uiteil Slates Senator .Smith
1 refused the offer and Mitmht to leave the
', room, but was prevented from dome; so
by lthodesnnd the other men Heas-erted
1 that $'m 1 had been thrust into his pocket
1 The money was counted by II C William
son of Tyler enmity nnd plnced in aueuvej
1 o'and returned to Ithodes. heus-etted
The bribery liivestination I'ommittee,
! for which a resolution was adopted ui
, both Houses yesterday, was appointed
this mornini! I'resident Woods named
Senator O. S. Marshall and O. A Hood.
and Speaker (leoinn named Sherman
If'ibuison, Charlie A. .Summon and S S
Wvhoiik for the House.
'Ihe accusisl leRtslators. who were to
have hail a preliminary hearing to-day,
c,nt a conl iniiaiice tinril Thursday of next
l.eKlslntor tleorne Van Meter of
(1 111 nt county mid in-ninlil that he had
hi en handed J:'-"0 h a iirau named W.
son. who he afterward learned was
l!. It. Hentley, a detective III the em
ploy of the Iturns agency, lie says
that he marked the money and then
Kit ve It to Attorney. tlenetal William
SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK.
! ( llll.l'l l llllll ) 11111 ll llllll SlMIII I. Hi.)-
I' broil 11 Open In III,. PiiliMc.
Tlieie win skaiuii; in Cent i, Park is
t'idn fur Ihe llrt time this winter. Tin.
he on Conn 1 atui y I 'oml, mar 1'lflh
ineniie ami Hi'MMity-seciuid sllist, was
found to he the Inches t hick arid Park
Cornuilsslorier Stover mive oiilers Unit
skaters he allowed on It.
Supt. II. lillj 1 .'..luihii'd the Ire oil
Snaii Lake ami fniiml a thlcktieis i.f e
III. lies at 11111111. Tills biuly was also
tlinei ti open to Die public
n tn ! ton disclosed "nine op. 11
I'I ices on the hlir hike mid oil lluilem
.Mile. The he Mas lint III the best inn
illtii.li and as the water In tho IiIk lake is
UU'ti' ib . I' It was Ihniiuht pi'llili lit tn keep
Hie 1'IOWdS off.
I'suiilb oiih fiinry skab'is .110 penult,
ted 011 C(inerv.itoiy I'oiiil, hut no ic
siiictlnii will l.e inn. Ic until the hli; lake
l open to the public Niulit sltatlni,'
w.ll nut, be ptiiiuttid until the bin lalu la
GRAND JURY HEARS
CAPT. WALSH IN BED
WAI.SII IIANDKD II IM WO
('iiiiiiiiis.siiin to Tiikc ('iipliiin'
Story if Hp CiiiiihiI Al
lan! ii Ti'inl.
Sevetileeii inembers of the extraor
dinary (Iratid Jury visitnl I'apt Thomas
W. Walsh at his home. P.i.lH Madison
avenue, early yesterday afternoon and
heatil his testimony against Inspector
Sweeney and oilier ollicials of the do
partment This action of the tlrand
Jury is unusual in 'ew York county,
but has been taken in oilier counties of
the State There is no iiuestion of its
Ihe tlrand Jury met in the 11101 iittin
nnd indicted Charles Dubeher and Doe
Maler for bribery of a witness to dis
credit Mrs Mary Hondo Then seven
teen of its members, with District Attor
ney Whitman, Assistant District Attor
neys (Iroehl and Clark and 11 s'enoc
rapher, took the subway to Walsh's
home, on the second Hour of the Clarendon
apartment house, at Madioii avenue and
Dr .lames I' Kellv. Justice (ioff's per
sonal physician, made a second exami
nation of I'apt Walsh before the (iratid
Jury entered the slokiomn and another
examination after the hcainm was over.
'Ihe captain showed no ill eflects of the
ipiizilu;, which occupied twenty minute-,
or half an hour Cap! Walsh told
the District Attorney when the party
left that he could o on lor another hour
it necessnrv and that he was not tired at
'Ihe (lueslioliilii; was conducted by
District Mtoiney Whitman in person.
He waMod no time with pielitninai ies
'Ihe chiif matter ol interest was the
transact ion of April .V IHI2. upon which
tho indictment of dipt W'al-h Is based
and which is the basis upnii which the
(Irani! Jurv will be asked to tetiltn an
indictment aKiiillst Inspector weeney.
This slnulo Iran-action has been traced
by Ihe prosecutor lieKinnini; with the islt
of Policeman Kukciio I'm to the real estate
olllcoof Cnsirno A. Sipp to net the Avonel
Hotel's monthly payment of f inn thrnuili
the vi-it of Howard Sipp to the hotel,
his obtainiiiK of the money from 'Ihotnas
.1 Dorian, ma uaer of the hotel, and his
return with the money to his father and
the turninu over of Jhe money to I'ox
mi to Tox - transfer of fin of tie Jim to
t apt Walliat the Last l"fith stris-t (Hilirt)
-t.it ton and. a- (apt Wal-h tells, of the
paviiient of fail of it by ("apt Walsh to
lnssctor Sweeney in the captain .- otlice
ill the same station house
(apt Walsh also mentioned the names
of other inspectors who had been hi sit
lienors, and told in otu detail of the
raising of the fund which was intended
to keep Sipp out of town and of the far
larger fund which, it was hoped would
' induce Policeman I'ox to lice the my or.
I at hast, stand trial and take whaleei
punishment was cotnini; to him 111 silence
("apt Walsh cave the District Attorney
esterd.y the names of other colleirms
who had operat.sl for linn U-stdes IVIiiv
m. in I'ox anil also kii the nitnes of two
or three 'r-oiis who. he said had iuid
protection money to a policemin not in
as, s einplov and who. ('apt Walsh
understands, ate ill-sitistled about some,
thini; and aie toady to km' iiifmiii.itiiiti
to the Mi-trii t 1tm11ey
lb is inf. irmat ion. I apt Walsh unhealed,
would have i'i do with mailers m In
s'ct.u Sweeney's district and. the cap
tain uuderst inds. ni.iv l epediMl t
bear dirciily upon the m csi ifj.it n,n
into the iii-i'cci.M' s a tTaiis
The n inn' of a plain clothes man who
formerly was attached to Iiii-'ci.,i-Sweeney's
slalT and Who mole lecenlly
has u.e'n assiKiied to uniform duty in the
same precincts in which Sweeney has
jurisdiction was mentioned by Cap!
Walsh in coiitiei 11011 won mis newest
I It ise.s'cted t hut the District Attorney
will ask for three indictments aaiiih't
i liiss'Ctor .Sweeney Prosecution on the
I transaction of April ." would come under
I the head of bribery 'III" alleged plot to
buv l ov's silence would coin under the
head of subornation of perjury Tim
attempt lo kis'p Sipp out of the junto bv
the payment oi money, a story of which
both Sipp, i'ox nnd Walsh nave told,
would be under section '.MUI of the I'enal
Law. dealing with the bribery of wit
nesses to absent themselves from the
The (irand Jury adjourned after hear
ing ('apt Wal-h and the members dls
lTseil iiiuuisliately to meet iic.ain this
Tile iiroi;rauune yesterday indicated
that inlictmeiii.s against inspector Swee
ney would not bo asked for until Tuesday
of ne.M week The reason for the delay
was not iiiade known Mr Whitman was
asked if ho e.xs-cted Sweeney to hein
iieKoliatluus Willi him in the interim
'the prosecutor declined to answer
Men have visited Mr Whitman exhibit -inn
considerable ciirioiiy as to what the
attitude of the District Attnrnev toward
the inspector is y,omi; to be Mr Whit
man has told tlie-e visitors that there
wiil be no further immunity so far as the
follow uu; of km ft money on lis upward
course is concerned ami that clemency
will be a subject elltitel for the court's
At the same tune thi ie is reason to be
lieve that itilnl inut inn leadiliK delllillelv
to u further expose of what has come to
be known as "the system' probably
would bniiK consideration of a material
sort to anyone faum; achurp' ot felony
('apt. Walsh nave his lestimony yes
tei day afternoon sit tun; up in bed without
the aid of pillows to bolster hill) up. One
ol the visitors nntiilK that liohad no pil
lows behind him oflercd lo arraiiKn them
tor him but Ihe captain said he did not
need them, ('apt . Walsh seemed sirouner
than on any ol the pievious visits of the
District Attorney arid his assistants ni
it is believed that there is now lllllediiriner
that his illness will piove tut 11 1 It he
conl nines to impr ove as lie has improved
in Ihe last two days his Irietids hopelhe
O.llitllill will be out n llo.irs befnte I. nil,'.
lie had not hivn apprised of Um e.nuct
day at which the (Irand Jury would visit
him until the party arrived: bui he m,
said he would pri'lerjto testify bcl ore them
iii his bedroom rather than b carried
down to tho Criminal Courts lluildiui; in
Cam. Walsh waived Immunity before
P'StityinK. Tim bench warrant issued by
Justice (lofT lor the captain has not yet
been served. Tlielo is a stioni; possi
bllity Hint Justice dolt will be asked to
appoint a commission to take fun her
testimony fioiu Capl Walsh after cer
tain iiidlctuieulH have been llled. Tho
testimony secured yesterday would not
bo available for iiso in Ihe prosecution
of any of those meniloried bv Capl Walsh,
Tho Captain's testimony is essential to
tho presetllalinu ot tho people's case
HKiiinsI Sweeney should that inspector
lie indicted and Iii'oukIiI lo trial.
Capt. Walsh, accordluu lo his own story,
was the man who acltiallv handed tlm
.money over lo Iasjuctr Mwceuov uudit
Is dottblfiil whether n case could liottlHilf
out iiKailist Ihe Insiiector on this speclll
cnlioii without WhIsIi's testimony.
'Ihe Distllct Atlorney has Issued sub
lutiis lor Ihe police surgeons who have
visited ('apt Walsh In the iinM few davs,
Chief Surgeon Mars in II I'nltner anil IT
Charles J Dillon
The purpose ol callltii; these siirKeous
belore Ihe (Ir.llld Jurv Is to leiuti fioin
them whv they went to seo Walsh, who
sent them and whal they saiil and did
while witli the captain, who Is so Im
portant a witness lor tho State
It was stated yesterday at the office nf
Third Deputy I'ollrv Commissioner New
btUKPr Mint the tesults of his investigation
of Sweenev had Iteon turned over to
District Attorney Whitman. Mr Whitman
had not ynt received th" Information
when he left his ofllce nt, M o'clock
'Ihe (Irand ,lnrj' will luvir other wit
nesses in the ciiso of Inspector Swetrney
lo-dav These will Includn Mrs Walsh,
Policeman lliirtlKan. formerly a plain
ekithi s man attached to Sweeney's
staff; Policeman Pox, Sipp and 'Ihotnas
Kdwiird ,1. Newell, the lawyer who is
on $ 'I. i Kiu ball on two indictments In con
nection with Ihe aliened attempt to keep
Sipp out of town, did not appear yester
day when the felonv ( harce was calhsl
for pleading by Justice (loll W M. K.
Olcotl told the' court that his client had
been stricken wilh iieuralula of the heart
on Tuesday and presented n certificate
Irom Dr Daniel It. Hriusinade of .'In?
West KiRhty-third street
Justice doff remarked that Mr N'ewell
had been in court witli a case on Tues
day, but ordertsl the pleading adjourned
"CRIME ONJim INCREASE."
.toil He Mi mi ll Trlln t'orrnn Coinnill
li'r of Poller Defects.
.Indite IMward Swatin of Ihe Court of
(leneral .Sessions told the C'urrati com
mlttep yesterday nflernonn that crlnv
l on tile Increase In New York, that
the abolition of the inorninK line up nt
Police lleailiiuarters, the present pr.te
tle of not ph'itoKriiphlni; criminals un
til after convlctl'in. the abolition of tin.
Italian squad and the srattcrlnu of the
detectives iinionK the preclnt'ts have al'
tended to decrease the clllclencv of
the police III handllnK; crime and crim
inals. These Mirlmis cluitiKcs wore nil midi"
In the admlnlstratlmi of Commissioner
Waldo. Judge Swanit nli said there is
a "plikpocket trust" In New ork,
which has reuular cuiiniel and w!ilct
furnlslies this counsel and luindsnien
for Its inembers when they fall uu i
the hands nf the police.
.Indue Swarm said that Iat Wedncs
dny he had a niember of the pickpocket
trust before him, who was defended by
the counsel for the trust. This law
or, he said, was an linnet man. The
pick packet had so far specialized Ills
work that he robbed only women
comliiK from the matinees. He has
worked for a lorn? time at the uptown
Times Square subway station on mat
lnri days and Is there only between
.". o'clock nnd n o'clock In the afternoon
He follows the crowd of women as they
hoard the train and makes a srah for
snmpbiid 's purse or niesh ban.
Metectlviii watched the pickpocket for
twenty minute nnd then not him with a
pis'kethook In his hand. Judi;o Swann
said the trut ha a detective of its
own not a member of the Police Dm.
pirtment. who 1 on the job and wh i
takes cure of matters after an arrest
en this occasion the woman who.sp
purse was stolen was approached al-
j most Immediately by two women who
tniii nor or -me terrible ordeal or ap
pearlni; as a witness in a criminal trial
and had almost persuaded her to drop
the matter and not appear auninst the
prisoner when the detectHes stopped
i lite play.
Then the pickpocket calied up two
' telephone numbers which are not In the
telephone hook, hut which JuiIkh Swann
j has in his notebook, and otalned lull
, and a lawyer.
i With the criminals spei lall-lni: as they
d... .Inline Swann snld he believed the do-
teethes niiKht to specialize too, as they
did to snine extent until the present
administration The special detail, he
! ald. was abolished by Commissioner
Waldo JiiiIkc Swann .ild that there
I had been so few arrests of pickpockets
recently that he had thought they must
. be leaving the city until he made a little
Investigation of his own and found they
.were opetatlng mare boldlv than over.
I but that they wore not being arrested.
Centralization of the detective bureau.
' he said, was necessary for effectiveness.
I Older n centralized system, which for
' morly prevailed in New York, the ds
' tectlM's meet evey morning at the
j lineup, have a chance to look over widely
known cloaks who nt.. brought before
It'ieiti. are Instructed In the methods of
each crook and learn to know the pro
i fessioual criminal almost at a glance
, Tne pit. sent method of scattering de
lei thes among the procitnts. the Judge
believes, has a weakenlllc effort upon
i the bureau.
The constant unnsfer of men In and
out of the detective bureau, Judge Swann
; said, impairs tho eltlcloncy of the buieaii
hv Inking ihfi heart out of the men. as
. well as making it Impossible for the de
tectives to obtain the necessary experi
ence to cope with clever criminals
Mr. Hacklier read lluures at this point
to show that Commissioner Waldo, bo.
i vve n his acc-sslon on May 23, I. and
August 3U. 1!'U transferred I'Hil men out
of the detective bureau and put "tiA men
Into it out of an avetngu of 500 men In
the Inn can at any one time. Judge
Swann said he Thought the reason for
transfers out of the bureau ought to be
made a matter of pornianenl record, In
I Justice to the men affected and for the
Information of the succeeding Commis
sioner. No such record appears now,
' Mr. Hiickner said.
' "Since Hie Italian squad whs ahol
'shed." Judge Swann said, "we don't get
many of these bomb throwing and cxtor-
1 tlmi cases: but bntuh throwing and o-.
; lortlmi aie still going on. The cuniplaln
ants In these cases are afraid to tell tho
; facts, hut the squad was usually able to
i coax the ncccssiry Information out of
I Thole is no system at lleailquaitcis,
I Judge Swann said, by which the do
I tectlve buieaii furnishes the courts
with the pto vIoiih criminal records of
i prisoners. He told of taking a plea of
I guilty for petit laneny from one young
'man charged with grand larceny whom
the detective In charge nf (he case
'swote mi the witness stand had no ivc
old so far as lie knew. Judge .Swann
i soul the prisoner to the city reforma-
tor.v for six mniiihs and gut the prisoner
jback with a pretty strong letter from
I the reformatory officials, who inclosed
I Hie prisoner's record showing that he
had been arrested twenty. two times be.
Policemen whom the Judge has ques
Honed told him they were not allowed
to get ut the records lit IlenddliartorM
and were not allowed to take a prisoner
lo llciiilquarti is until cunvicled,
I "There Is a tremendous iimoiim nf
I consideration shown tn the poor crlmi
i mils." said Judge Hwimn. "but nohodv
has any consideration for the public,
The remark nr Mr Vanderbllt concent
llig the public Is still indicative of the
The committer adjourned in o'clock
this afternoon, when Conniv Judge
Dike of JJrooklyn will be u. witness.
M. Altmatt $c (Ho.
MOTORING GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES
showim fiira Sntteresitaimo; assortments, DncJudLTjr
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S' COATS 5ira the Spring
styiles acud materials; Wool, 5Sk-andl-Wool siitk
Scflk Sweaters; RAINCOATS AND MACKIN
TOSHES; Caps, Veals, Gloves, Parasolettes,
Goggles, Motor Clonks, etc.
Ii n the LEATHER GOODS DEPARTMENT wil '
ibe found a variety off articles for the Motorist's
use, Including LUNCHEON HAMPERS 5n
wicker and leather; Motor Pouches In cloth
and leather; SILK AflP PILLOWS in leather
cases; leather-covered Whisk Brooms; Cloth
and Hat Brushes in leather cases; Fatted
Gags, Suit Cases and Dressing Cases, etc.
Jflflh Atirnur. 3411) nub 35th 8tmta. Siftu $orit.
.oi nrm avenue
We inaugurated this remarkable sale to dispose of our $75,000
collection of French Furniture of truly great quality. Practical
pieces in the styles of Louis XIV., XV.. XVI.. suitable for Salon.
Boudoir, Music-Room and Drawinj-Room
Everything at exactly one-half the former prices.
The French Mktr.
unfit Walnut Ik
lilr hv l.lnionnn.
SAYS 2ELIG HAD NO
GUN WHEN ARRESTED
0 hit tf Kosdiiiranl Wlicrt'
0 ii irsl ir Was Taken A ppi'iii's
Atriiint I'ulifcinnn White.
VKIfDH'T KXI'KCTKI) TO-HAY
'ivu I'dnncrMcinliPiof Bct-kcr's
St runs' Arm Squncl tt Hf
Thi" Jury before .lustier Huff in tlif
rrimlnul ltraneli of tlu Sifprpmo Court
will tmvf to iIitIiIp to-day if .Innies C.
Wlilti-. fnnni'i- iiii'iiilnT of Lieut. Charles
lteclier'fi mroiii; nrni miiiiuI. swort
falsely when lie toM the (Ininil Jury
tutu May that he liml fmiml u Imuleil
revolver on HIb .lurk X.elln. White
unit ( hnrleu C Steineit. nlso n ineiti
Ijer of the xtioni; min Mtinii. nte in
illi'ted for ietjur. JtiMtlce (luff ill-
reeteil that they he tried Beparately and
White w.ik put nn trial yenterday
When adjournment vn taken at .:S0
oVloi'lt a Jury had heen seleeted. elcrht
wltnecsrs heard nnd Attorney tleorite
flordou Itattle hud summed up for the
defence. White did not take the stand,
as Attorney Itattle ndvlsed him to let
Ills case no to the Jury on the teml-
tnnny of the proseeutlnn s witnesses.
Assistant DIM! let Attorney Mcihh will
arKtie fur the Stale nt tills mornlriK
HIb .luck .elm. Kuniuan and unnis'
leader, who was to have heen a wit
ness In the nun der trial against I. lout
Charles liecker, was arrested in n les-
taurnnl ill 76 Second iivenuo on the
evening of May 11' hy White and Steln
ert. They hooked him at the Fifth
street police station for cnrrynu; con-
ealed weapons. Krnm the moment of
his arrest Zelii; Insisted that he was the
victim of n police "frntuo up." While
ho was in tlm restaurant he protested
that lie had no revolver and risked by
standers to senrch him there.
He was Indicted on the trMltuony of
White and Stelnert nnd Inter leleused
on ball. Ills counter chaw was taken
up nnd an Indictment was found UKninst
White and Ktelnert. Later, In October,
Jack ZcIIk whs shut dead on n Second
avenue street car nnd lied I'llll David
son, his slayer, received it sentence of
from twenty years to life for second
ilenreo murder. District Attoruev
Whitman could not llml that .cIIk'h
death had any connection with the
Itosenthul murder. It npciued to spriiiK
from a private ki'iiiIrh of Davidson's,
To support the perjury charite timiinst
White, Mr, Moss put on tho stand yes
terduy men and women who were In' the
restaurant at 76 Second avenim when
.ellK was nrresled. They testitled that
.ellK mih there with Lofty Loulo und
Wliltey Lewis, now under sentence of
death for the murder of Herman Hosen-
Ihnl, the Kiiu'ditet'.
Waller J Jones, a (Irand Jury stenoc;
rapher, vas called to tell of While's
testimony before Ihe (Irand Jurj He
testitled that White had said that when
he arreted .din he had (old his prls
oner, "I want nu fur rohberj," nnd that
.ellu hud replied, after White had teaket
n revolver from Ids pocket, "Vou're
lucky you cot It (list or I would have
( Louis Uolil, an actor, uu; tiii drat
THIS SALE OF
In the Collection:
rnntnlnv I Largo l.tiuU
unit ranrtrlahm In Mlllrl.
Vifrnl .mall 1m lahlrn
llrautal. Inprrlr.r rl.
ftvo plrtr flrtltir h llrl
of the restaurant patrons to be calleu
He said that he saw ellR nrrefteil
and that he noticed a gun In White
hand. He was not sure whore the
utin came from.
"Could ou swear that It wa nn
taken from ZoIIk's pocket?'" asked .1 js
"I could not," the witness answered
Detective llernard CJaetano tojunVn
that he had met White and Steiner
and that they had asked him to
with them to "arrest a man." The
tMd him the) were after Cells: for rot
bery. He followed litem Into the r-
tatirant, a Utile behind them, and cum
in when Kellir was already under a'
rest. He heard VCelli; ak to be searcien
but did not see him searched then
at any other time. He went lo '
station bolide anil vu present wh.
White handed a revolver to the c
Kcaiu ut the desk nnd cli.irced Y.c -with
cnrrylnx a concealed wenpon
When Ze,l asked to lie searched
the restaurant. Joseph Slsel, proprletn
of the restaurant te-tltlrd, Slsel te
of his coat and trousers pockets
the left side and found nothlnc The'
the police stopped him, sayltur tha h"
was "interfering." Jennie Morris, w
has been kept at the House of Dec
Hon for some lime after she was f, m.
In the Dls'.rlrt Attorney's I Mlife. .e
titled that when .ellrr asked i
searched she looked in III rout pmlte
and found nethlnir.
Atlorney llattle did not put in i"
defence, bit started at once with
siimuiltiK up The toMlmum shee
he arsued. that White and Steini-
i could haM' taken the revolver a .va
I from ells: before ati of the wrne
' had I, inked .iiul that a man of . 'c
, stamp would be the first u. t irn n
, rhat'Ke .itMlnst the policemen 1' w i I
have been natural, he eotiiendeil.
i While to take away
a weapon a' "it'
when arrestliiii a
The session will
be rrsiinied "is
a. .i. inn
Here Praia WeMern
.Intnos ,1 Hill, wlio urrUeil York
esterdav on one uf bis ie;u .11 ; t
s.Ud that business in th,' UYm w is "'e
ItiK up well lie inscribed 1 iiU"'"'
for Uieat Northern m both nn
net as excellent and Instnninl t'"' f',rt
that ."00 Hddltiiiiml fielKh' " 1"'
lii lim ordered.
Phvucunj prescribe Bm Ale (or con.
leicmit patient became of its great nutr
tuenlue. The moil itrengtheninn Tonic,
ai well ai the moitdelnhlful Beverage i
On Draught and
In Bottle Everiiwhcre
Special I'ln Cilk .", cnlnr I"
in.r on ilrnuulit i lmini' tn"
linrllueril store, ilrfiti'i' m Intitii
linn. A ( 11 lini'iiUi'" N