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THE SUN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913.
GAYNOR FOR TEN i
More Deputies Would Soon
End Graft, the Mayor
TALKS TO LAWMAKERS
Fears That a Separate Vice
Force Would Become
LITTLE COintlTTIOX LEFT
Adds That, $3,000.00(1 n Year
for Excise Violation Is
l'aid No .More.
Mnyor (laynor put forth n new sug
gestion yesterday In his two hours tes
timony beforo the Wagner committee,
delegated hy the Legislature to spa
what enn ba done toward curing by
new laws the city's police ailments. He
said lie believed "all this grnft could
be knocked In the heml without any
legislation nt all," for he would rather
have a few pood men than all the
statutes the Legislature can pass.
The stiRRestlon was this: Inasmuch
ss Investigation of the police force and
detection of Kraft can best be done
from the outside, the Mayor would em
power the Police Commissioner to raise
the number of Deputy Commissioners
from four to ten or fifteen. Those extra
deputies would deal only with matters
whence graft flows.
"We could pick out army officers,
young men from the schools honest
some of our young newspaper men that
I know here, as honest as the day Is
long," the Mayor said; "men that go
right through this business with the
eyes of hawks. If the Commissioner
had the power to do that I think this
local grafting business would be wound
up so quick It would make your head
The next best remedy, the Mayor
thought, would be a separate force to
' deal with excise evils, gambling and
the social evil, but he observed pessi
mistically that after a time this force
would bo taking graft and that he had
considered the Idea only becauso it
might save the police from demoralization.
He would change the gambling laws
so thut every one found in a gaming
house, would be Just us guilty as the
proprietor. He was ugaln.u segregation
of women, describing the notion as "fan
ciful." Nor did h- think that giving
tlip Police Commissioner a ten year
term would be helpful.
I hrrr Kraft Mints I.rfl. n Manr.
He warmly defended the Police De
partmcnt and Commissioner Waldo. He
said that not more than fifty out of
10,000 policemen nre grafters and that
the city has now only three grc.ti .--pots
alt In Munhuttau. The prim of a cap
taincy used to be $17,000, now no cap
tain could pay 17 cents
Mr. Gaynor insisted that all recent
, disclosures had come out of the case?
of Rosenthal and Hipp, "those two foul
characters," and had been forced by the
police. He said that the Rosenthal dis
closures had been fortunate for the city
because they helped the city infinitely.
Hn said that for twenty-tlvo years pre
ceding his advent as Mayor "the heads
of tho police, one after another, went
out millionaires," but they couldn't do
As for himself, the Mayor observed,
he "could make his place u bed of
toses if he wanted to wink hard with
Ixith eyes from morning to night at
certain things that aro going on that
corrupt people are engaged In, but that
day has passed In the city of Xew
Tho Mayor was the first witness heard
by the. committee when It met in the
Hall of Hecords at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning. In tho afternoon Allan Hob
inson, chairman of u citizens' commit
tee appointed at a Cooper Union muss
meeting soon after the Rosenthal mur
der, read a report recommending that
aloons be permitted to sell liquor on
Sunday within certain hours and that
a board of social welfare bo appointed
hy the Mayor to serve without pay,
.Not More Than BO Corrupt Policemen
In calling Mayor naynor to the wit
ness chair Senator Ilobert V. Wagner
spoke, of "his well known record of the
past years beforo ho was Mayor, or
even before, ho wsk Judge, In his battles
against corruption of public officials and
Tho Mayor begged tho committee not
to hellevo everything they read about
the police force, not more than fifty
mcmlers of which wre corrupt, he
said, and which had done its full shore
In the Investigation growing out of the.
murder of Herman Rosenthal. He said
lhat when Keeker was proved to be a
uraftT he expected dire disclosures
expected that inspectors would be
caught In place of a lieutenant.
Instead of having exceeded the law
in enterlnR and keeping possession of
gambling houses, of which he had been
accused, the Mayor said ho had acted
in strict accord with the law of nui
sance. He remarked In passing that
District Attorney Jerome did good work
against the gamblers, but "there were
ns many left when he got through as
when ho started."
Regarding former pollco rulers who
now have "their city houses, their
"stampeded Into bringing Jn a single
word against us."
Recently, the Mayor said, Rabbi
Magnus and Mr, Ncwburger. now a
Deputy Pollen Commissioner, with the
cooperation of the pollen have min
imised twenty-three gambling houses
of the Kast Side, yet the Ctiiriin com
mittee had called neither of thetc mV-n
".Vow let me b emphatic Mr Chair
man," the Mayor resumed. "I Imp"!
there will he no deltHon nt Albany th.it
the police force Is corrupt or ln-t!k'I nt
or fulling in their duty. It Is not so.
I get out, even nt night, when pople
who are denouncing the city authorities
are probably In bed of In sow- club,
and I hne een the police at work.
(In yourselves and see them, even In
this cold weather."
As to exclie vlolat.oll. the Mayor s.td
that a yearly graft of $.1,ono.ooa had
been wiped out, except for smull, scat
tered pickings, by the simple enforce
ment of the law. Of the Slpp matin
and criticism of the police he .-aid:
"1 told the Police CommNsloniT w
could not stand the scandal of all w
Ing a man l!k that to get away. He
must bring him back, turn him ov-r
to the District Attorney and get every
thing out of him that he could give,
and he hn made these disclosure
"Strangely enough, I don't know tha'
I hae ever received mole abuse for
anything than for that one act which
I thought I hail lo do. It va said T
was meddling with the District Attor
ney's buslne.'s. Why. the District At
torney has been baik-d up and fur
nished with witnesses and helped la
the, police force In everything that has
"We have done all we could and
everything we do docs not prevent the
corrupt statements that th police fold;
and the Mayor are opposed to prose
cuting the grafters. 1 think the people
of the city understand. To brand the
whole force with the misdoings of the
grafters Is one of the cruelet things
that ever occurred.
Honest Puller Mndr lo iinei-,
"The police say. "What Is the ue'.'
We nie out here at night doing our duty
for the city, and nevertheless see what
Is being said against us In the news
papers.' It disheartens them. It Is
cruel. It Is wrong to the government
of this city. It Is time we came down
said that all tho Magistrates except
tluee now "work with lis," Those
three were "two over here In Man
hattan who stund aloof and damn us
every chance they get nnd abuse police
men when they hrlng prisoners In Anil
make disgraceful scenes, and one over
In Rrooklyn who does the same."
When the Mnyor had finished Sena
tor Wagner asked If extra Deputy
Pollen Commissioners would tnke the
place of lnsioctors.
"Yes," the Mayor said, "they would
do substantially the work that Inspec
tors are supposed to do."
Before going away the Mayor re
marked: "I admit that t am u pretty
poor stick, but the rest of the govern
ment Is all right."
Commissioner Waldo, Inspector Dwyer
and I.leut. I'nrlght will hn ready to
testify to-d.iy. Other witnesses will
be ex-Mnyor McClellan, ex-Dlstrlct At
torneys Jerome and Phtlbln, P.abbl
Magnes nnd Miss Lillian Wald. The
session will begin at IOi.10 o'clock In
Room ft of the Hall of Record.
AT A MORALS FORCE
Sclli Low Tells Curran Com
mittee II, Would Stop Graft,
and Help Women.
THE BIG PORK BARREL
l.etl by O'Corinini ami Smith
.mil Many Towns Are Cut
Out of the Hill.
KX-MAYOHS VIEWS DlFFEIt
Mut Tammany and Heform Ex
ecutives Afi'rcc on the Evils
of "the System."
tit-Mayor (leorgn II. .McClellan told
tho Curran committee yesterday that tho
rank ifnd file, of thu New York Police
department was as pood as any In tho
wot Id anil its officers were an had as any.
He attributed many of tho ills of tho
witnesses, hut have given tho District '
Attorney considerable Information and i
some, of them may bo recalled to the '
Criminal Courts Building Inter on,
Several men who actually made the
payments to Shea each month left the
city and their various gambling resorts
ns soon as news reached them of Shea's
arrest on Monday.
Shea pleaded guilty beforo Justice
Ooff yesterday afternoon and his ball 1
was reduced from $10,000 to $1,000. )
His uncln secured n suroty company
bond nnd took Shea home with him.
Shen, who began his story of graft
In Harlem on Tuesday, spent Tuesday
night In thn District Attorney's office
under guardof process servers Instead
of returning to tho Tombs. Tho cau
tion which the District Attorney la
exercising with ull his witnesses since
Slpp nnd Dorian wero persuaded to
leave town was Increased by the efforts j
mauo to persuade Shea into sllenco ana
tho difficulties which tho District At
torney's men had In finding the col
lector otter his name had been given
to them by Policeman Fox,
Shea has now Riven the prosecutor a
complete list of the places from which
he collected, nnd the names of those
who paid Jilm. All these will be ques
tioned by the District Attorney It they
Department to tho "system-', which, he
Kiild. wa actuated bv u fnlo corps spirit
Hint, makes tho men "hang together and " found. Altogether. 8hea says
stand by a policeman, oven ir tie is I no
Wa.siunuto.v. Feb. 27 After an all
night sf sslon the filibuster In the Senate
on the omnibus public building bill wis
broken at 3 o'clock, when an amend
ment was agreed to eliminating from
the House bill at least ninety. six towns
for which provision had been made.
While the saving will be many million
dollats, It Is Impossible to analyze the
entire effect of the new provisions un
til alt the Items are made known. One
of the biggest reductions was In the ap
propriation for u bridge across the Po-
I tomac nt Washington, from J,",000,000 to
$1.400,000. An Item of $400,000 for a
memorial commemorating the loyalty of
"I think that only a minority of the
force is rotten," he continued, "but It l a
minority so well organized that an honest
man N afraid to call his soul his own."
Mr McClellan suggested the establish
ment of a school for ofllcers of tho Police
Department similar to the Military Acad
emy nt West Point, to which young men
should be appointed.
"They would enter the school too
voting." lie said, "to have absorbed tho
rottenness of the 'system' and if properly
taught would develop a code of ethics
and nn esprit do corps such ns prevails
among the officers of tho army.
Whilo this would make it difficult, for
a patrolman ever to lrope to be n command-
ing officer Mr. McClellnn said that thrf
Mine thing held true in the army and
that the enlisted men in the army are
"just as good, every one of them, as the
members of the Police Department
As for n morals commission, as sug
Rented by Mayor (Jaynor, Mr. McClellan
said ho bellevtvl that if a mayor suc-
ceeded In finding one police commissioner
who can do the work otllciently nnd win
a reasonable amount of public approval
'ho has done all he reasonably can bo
expected to do.
It isiiImoM imposMhle to RH oiio cont
end put our finger right on tho sore spot 1 "(,m,, dining th.- civil war alc was
and say that ull of us knew that this j eliminated.
corruption is more than a quarter of a .Senators O'Cionn.m of New York and
century old, that It was never so little rimlth of ,5P01.s,a thp ct.0nomy tight.
vQ,i( ,...,.. , .... ,,!.. The filibuster developed following
police force of this abuse. It Is hard'"" effort by Senator O'Oormnn to rniioiier - it would be absolutely impossi
to do anything with a man who has defeat a Senate amendment npprn- j ble to get two," he kiIiI. "You would
been a grafter for twenty-live years. , prlatlng $5,000,000 for a memorial bridge have jut as much suspicion of graft
We are trying to bring the younger . Hl.ro.,s tn i-otomao River connecting in tho case of two departments ns you
mi,.., t T it , f ! Washington with Arlington. This mo- i have under one a ml you would have
Rut I am encouraged Instead of be-, constant clash between your moral
ing aisnearicneu try mi this sound ami , ' . policeman and your immoral policeman."
tury. we nave no: r.uogeu ror one mm- -wi ui u... ..cn.oc.u. nom. vv,.n - .( lM.llffV . Mci8C fllwton will never
4.4v. ,, s.u,,. 4 ,u,4. . erntior uuornwn, nius a epumaung , UIVH ,mti w )mVP Kund.iv opening
come every disclosure. 1 knew that ! Senator Martin of Virclnln. tin. nominal , i'.i: !-!
you could not do these things In this Democratic leader In the Senate, who
town without exciting a whole lot of : was responsible for the Insertion of the
people to oppose you. They sneak into , itom i tu. public building bill.
newspaper offices. They buy newspj
per writers. They buy editorials.
"Oh, don't run awuy with the notion
that the newspapers have not got their
arms Into this graft. They have had It
Senator Stone then moved to strike
out of the bill all after the enacting
clause. This was defeated and Sena
tor Gore moved an adjournment This
also was defeated and the Senate C4in-
In up to their armpits for twenty-five ! mleil lhf. consideration of the meas
years, mat. is visiuie enough to us
all. Did any newspaper 111 this town
acquaint Albany with what Rabbi Mag
nes and Mr. Newburger did? You could
not get a line into a newspaper, not
even when we seized the notorious At
Levy's place. We did not try It. We
did not have a press agent nt our elbow
to distort things and He and put things
In the papers that never happened.
"Those tw,i men ate entitled ti the
thanks of the whole city. I tried to re
ward one of them by making him a
Deputy IMllce Commissioner, where ho
could continue the work from the In
side."' I'ollre Promotion n PiKrlrr,
Had the Mayor any rccomniendathins
to make'.' Well, some had been made to
him from time to time. The first one
wjs that you cannot properly otllcer
the police force from the rank" and
that therefore the commissioner should
bo empowered to appoint officers from
"I have thought of that thing a good
deal," the Mayor said, "and I don't
know what to say about It. To tell
the rank and file that they could not
hope for promotion I fear would oe a
very bail thing for the force. To allow
the commissioner to promote whero
they were fit for promotion, and then
w'lere they were unfit to appoint con
siders, would be a half way measure."
Turning aside here to remark that
there Is no use passing any law except a
law which the community will enfotc---automatically
and that those who en
force them can get along with bad
laws If they are goo4l men, the Mayor
said he had reached tills conclusion:
"Tho Inspectorship In our force is
no; a grade; It Is nothing but a detail.
Now If In place of that detail of In
pectors the commissioner had the
power to appoint the Inspectors from
tne outside he could do wonders, or if
he Is not to bo permitted to appoint
all the Inspectors from the outside, if
he were able to appoint more deputy
commissioners than he does he could
"He appoints now only four. I have
cftcn wished that he could appoint may-
be ten. The number I am not set
tled upon. Whether he should be. nb'e
to appoint as many deputies ns thero
aro Inspectors I do not undertake ti
say. My notion Is that If the commis
sioner could appoint these deputies In
lieu of Inspectors or In addition to In
spectors, we would not need to resort
to a peparatc force to deal with vice."
n (lniirter in f.nmhlrrn.
nolher remedy suggested to the
Mnyor had been that a few gambling
houses should be licensed In which
"people could gamble their heads off
If they wanted to."
"I would Just like to know," was the
Muyor's comment, "how they would
prevent tho others from gambling.
They would have the some old graft
proposition left. Moro than thnt, I
do not think that any quarter what
New York city's Item of 3.00O,O0n
for a Federal court house In the public
buildings bill was accepted by the
Senate. This Item was added lo the
bill at the Instance of Senator U'Oor-
he went on. "I don't think public opinion
would allow saloons to be open always,
as on the Continent, but I do think it
would approve Sunday osning at certain
hours. Wo delight to think we oro very
moral, nnd we also delight in doing what
we phvue. It is absolutely impossible
to slot) Sunday selling
He would make inefficiency a ground
for discipline and dismissals. Helieartily
opposes the three platoon svstem and the
dictation of Albany on matters of detail
in nnlin. administration.
Mr. McClellan s.lid he considered tHe
benevolent associations in the ifennrt
nieiit us "nlKolutelv detrimental" and
organization which ought not to le
In l!i .4iH- nvenlnf (.!. ,n Mnnntiir , II owed to totltllllle
ii. Oonnan bltte.ly criticised the appro-! ,, "'M'T r';.nS W,i.V
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Ing at Jasper, Ala . a plate of less than Huckner told him that the heads
3.000 population and whoe postal re- of then n-oei.itions are now members
rnltitu iimrtiint to l.i..a thnn S3 11,10 v, :ll ot the DelltOH lioaril
"It is my understanding." salil Senator , " " "'" ""l 1,1.1 ,, - '. , ,
O'Corman, "that until recently it has ' ' " '"" ""r
been the custom or congress to nn-j Mr tc;ner mentioned the presence
uiorize no puouc nuiiuings unless me r njnm.tor Mveenev at the eiitenants
postal receipts amounted to $10,000 per , dinner the other niglit and aked. "Is that
nnuum. This rule has lccn Ignored in one t tn- tilings you nave m mum wnen
this bill. There are ninety-six Items in , you speak or the poxier 01 the associ.i
violation of this wise provision. u.i ... - ,.. M..riii, r.,iii
"il me teuaie i prepare io use tne Kr.M.ivor Sell, Low was a witness also.
public fund In this Indiscriminate man- : , nol favor a State police
ner 1 will not oc a party u tt, ullhougn fon-e. but lie thought tie- uoveruor very
I understand that rnv attitude ni.iv Im- tiroiierlv had the power of removal of a
peril some provisions of the bill' tint Commissioner, and he favored the rces-
...... 1 1 . o. tublikhmetit of the office of chief ol police.
New York ' al-otobeiemovableby the Governor on
I "A police force is like a lot of college
hi.- boys, said the ex-Mavor, "with a code of
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his monthly collections totalled about
$800, which he turned over, he says lo
Sergeant Duffy on tho representation
that Duffy represented Sweeney. Shea
says he was only one of halt a dozen
collectors. He handled only the smaller
gambling resorts, stuss houses and such
small fry of the gambling world.
Sergeant Duffy was arraigned again
yesterday before Justice Ooff and en
tered a plea of not guilty through his
counsel, Abraham Levy.
Tom Lloyd, one of the owners of the
Newman & Lloyd saloon In Kast 125th
street, admitted to Mr, Whitman on
Monday that he had paid protection
money to Kox regularly for a poolroom,
was due at the District Attorney's office,
but telephoned that he had gone to a
funeral nnd would bo down to-dny to
go before the Grand Jury, He con
sulted a lawyer yesterday.
The District Attorney will move the
case against Policeman John J. Hartl
gan for trial before Justice Seabury
In the Criminal Hranch of the Supreme
Court on Monday, Sweeney's trial will
wait until Justice Ooff returns to the
Criminal Hranch, according to the pres
ent nrrangements. This Is likely to
bring It some time In April.
Three Grand Juries will be eworn In
on Monday, two In General Sessions and
one In the Supreme Court, and all three
nre expected to have more or less to
do with the graft Investigation while
the extraordinary Grand Jury Is taking
District Attorney Whitman will ask
the extraordinary Grand Jury when It
convenes to-day for six or eight fur
ther Indictments against Inspector
Sweeney. Further Indictments also will
he asked for against Sergt. Duffy,
COURT HITS SUNDAY "MEALS."
Si-rl,iM l)rli,U With Somr ot Them
I Agnlnat l.mr.
A decision handed down yesterday by
the Appellate Division In Brooklyn re
verses the order of Justice Marean dis
missing a piocenllnB Instituted by the
KxcIho Department to revoke the liquor
license of Joseph C. U-iuscher, a Sheeps
lieail Hay saloon keeper.
The special agents of the Hxvlse Depait
nient 011 Sunday, May 26 last, went to the
taliion and ordered whiskey and In serving
the drinks the waiter took the stationary
sandwich from another table and placed It
befoie the customers. Justice Marean
hM that this was In compliance with the.
lan. witcii says tuai liquor tannoi ae
reived without meals. He also then scored
the excise detectives, saying:
"1 am not able to accept the evidence of
a detective without scruples. A man who
aoes around drinking whiskey In places for
the piiipusp of getting people Into trouble,
1 cannot take what he says without grains
The Appellate Division holds that theie
was sufficient evidence In the case to have
the license revoked And sends the case
back for another trial. It will probably
b carried to the Court of Appeals.
TO FACE WHITE SLAVE CHARGE.
Senator O'Gorman moved that
Jasper Item be sttlckeu out, hut
motion was ruled out of order.
WILLS AND APPRAISALS.
tohoi have establMied for themMilveti
, leaves no place for cowardice in the de
1 partiiieiil, and there is no braver body of
men in 111 worm man in' .-seiv idik
1 police. Hut when It comes to taking monev
Homhr HRMtKo at. who was president ' it js another matter. I think there are a
of the M Hemingway & Sons Silk Com- , Rreut many policemen who will tuke gruft
puny of Watertown, Conn., ami died in Iroui vice who would refuse to be bribed
New York on October 21, it'll, left an 'into iieriuittliig a Imrglury. The difier
estate of $3 1 7.a. which went to his ' ence ie in their attitude toward vice and
brothers anil sisters and their children toward crime.
The appraiser's import Includes 1.SS0 "tor thai iimsou I favor the suggestion
Fhaies of iitook In the silk company, for n 1110111U commission It has been
altieii at l"11.50n. but a claim for this I proved that some policemen have been
stock was niudo by the decedent's sister, 'lulling graft from vice it is impossible
Mrs. May A. Merrlman of 42 West ! to tell how many and 1 think it essential
Seventy-first street. 011 the ground that I to have tint men chaiged with the enlorce
her brother gave her the stock Intent of the l,iva on thoso subjects re-
Mahia C. Taii.kii. widow of William ' movable without c harge,, which would
H. Taller, left an estate of $HR,3U In be unfair to a policeman Furthermore a
meinorv of her husband she Kave $2.",.0iiii I morals commission, particulutly if it in
to Cornell Fnlverslty and Hi'llevue Medleal 1 eluded women among its members, 1111
College for use of the dlspinsarv. she doubtcdly could help many women now
gae $7.&00 to the Home for Incurables ' i" the business of vice to leave it for
In memory of her father. William If. Wat- 'other employment "
son. and left Jil.OOO each to the Children s 1 elr Huckner. refeiriiiR lo the .Mayors
Aid S(ciey. the New Voik Orthonedlc 1 statement of tin-iiioriuiig to the Uapner
Ilospltat and tho Church of the Incarna
tion for Its chapel. Her next of kin re.
ceivfd J 49.S37
Di:. Jamus K. Newcomb, who died on
August 2" last, left an estate of "37.DS1,
of which Ills widow lecelved J2S.252
hcoui'st of his books nn lur
specialty, to Dr. Henry
appralsi'd at 125. ami his
leu 10 me 1 ouiny iio'un-Hi .socieiy. weie 1 lf ,(lJ ... il,ni ,,r ,1,
?l?r,!',,''!.",i,:1','; ,K'.'.nLV ,""10t- "'Ic" 1 -1 would make the allien of thief of
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.ountry houses nnd their yucht's," the '"ver Bven to gambling.
- IT. m,f.l, in t ,lili'en ml nn,1 ft r
be driven out.
"I want to know who Is going to
get rich from the police now, with the
'I um Inclined to think that the
minimum that gruft has been reduced ?1nmlm"K..!a0"8'.'? '
to. That Is one of the things I had "ul " 1 " ,",7 . .
In mind when I became Mayor, that no 'u ' JM" ' J u" ft 'ho lfvcr
man In my time wouUJ go out rich, a r "'
millionaire from graft and loot In this 1 ",, ., i "
committee, asked. "If there nre only fifty
grafters 111 the cleputtiiieiit. can't they Ik
toiind out and got rid !''"
"Well," Mr. Low teplied, "wo have been
11 great inanv vears titty years or more-
Irymg to nnd t ln-iii.
Sinn Frnni l' hi en no Arrnaril f Be
Iiik r'llnsto'a Altrnl,
Nino Saoco arrived here from Chicago
yesterday In custody of officials of the
Department of Justice to answer to an
Indictment charging him with complicity
In the while slave truffle carried on by
Prank Filato. head of the Camorrlst
society In this country, who was sen
tenced to Hie years Imprisonment by
Judge Hand In the United States Dis
trict Court recently He was held In
Sl.uOO ball for trial.
Sacco, the Government officials say,
was ntaslo's ugent In Chicago. The
specific charge against him Is partici
pation in a conspiracy to foice Mrs.
Thendolind.i Marino to enter a dis
orderly house in Chicago.
The methods employed are said to
hae been to propose marriage to par
ticular) reluctant ilctlnis,
Marino's fear of a long prison sen
tence made onsll,lo the unearthing of
thu plot to ship Immigrant girls to white
slae markets throughout the country
Alter pleading guilty he Implicated Fl
lasto, who, he said, wai the originator
of the conspiracy.
Later the l'Vderul authorities found
several thousand dollars worth of postal
money orders that had been sent by
Sacco to Fllasto 111 the latter's wine store
lis Mott street.
LEASES CITY PIER IN BROOKLYN.
r'is ..ra-X.ner,en ne W.i
".i,w,. L,,i I''011 f"r graft, Mr. Lw believes that the) for Surplus Tonunur,"
? J"... (force would eetablish n code of morals ... , . , . .
T ... .............. ... roue. 1110 ugliest pri7i, lor every police-
SIT.,. ;",KUlU '"""'"'"" ,u'"inau to strive for when he enters tho
$10iin tii , c alvary Haptlst Church department." he said, mid added thut
. M?- l,."!KJ'.''''" " '.'".''' "J'A".-';!.'!" w""ll f"'"1"' tl'" relation between the
her 1 1, 1911, left a net estate of $222,327. Iri,if ,,,l i, 1 ll,ii,,e iirx.n rln.t
according to the report of the Transfer I -is.t inc between the Chief or .Staff and $S'.'."i"' a .car and the second for tlwi
Tax Appralsei. tiled yestetday In Hrook- t, Secret 11 rv of Wur. hears mine at an Incroake of not less than
The llam'jui-Amerlcan Line got a lease
cslerd.iy f 10111 the Sinking Fund Commi
sion for the city's l.iion font pier at Thlrt
Ihhd street III South Hrooklyn. The lease
will 1 uti foi ten years at $75,000 a year.
Two renewals uro to be allowed, the first
for five yeais at a rental of not less than
I HERE is no question that most everybody
who loves music would love to have a
The only reason that everybody hasn't a Victrola
is that they don't know just how easy it is to get
By the Wanamaker Educational Plan you have
merely to pay $10 to have a Victrola sent to your
Then you make payments of only
$10 a Month
to keep it there. And the first thing you know
time flies so pleasantly in Victrola company
your payments may end and the Victrola is all
yours. Victrola Section, First Gallery, New Building,
Broadway and Ninth St.
HOUSE VOTES DOWN
Win Fiprht by Vote of
17-t lo 150.
build it all along the line. Raid Leader
Underwood. "If you go on building
battleidiipM and increano the rest of the
navy proortionately it means the naval
bill will noon Ire carrying "'0.000,000
"I think tvo can maintain an adequate
navy on one battleship a year. No great
t ' navai rower is going to invade our snores.
mill His KolloVlI'si0ur i"tt?R'"it. our honesty and moral
ill ill il l niiiinu is courilgo protect us n galnot attacks , and
if we want to go out unci attacK otner
, nations wo aro only national pirates.
I national highwaymen."
ltepretentntive Hobson offered an
amendment providing tor three battle-
ships. This whs howled "down. An
amendment was then offered authorizing
two battleships and this was defeated.
Tho House then adopted the provision
for one battleship.
The naval bill us reported to the Houxe
carried an appropriation a little in excess
of $1 lO.oou.ooo. The economists suc
ceeded in reducing this amount by about
$7,-.00.00'l. 11 the battleship provision
adopted to-day becomes a law the new
vessel will be built in tho Hrooklyn navv
yard. An amendment to this oflect
ollered by lfepreocntative Colder of New
York was adopted.
Washing (OK, Feb. By 11 vote of
14 to 150 the House to-dny refused to
authorize two battleships in this year's
The fight over two battleships was one
of the most determined of the session.
It took tho combined efforts of practi
cally all the Democratic leaders to defeat
the "bijc navy" members
The friends of the navy secured one
battleship nnd they will continue the
fight for two in tho Senate. Present indi
cations ure that the Senate will provide .NDI(JTS 8 IN WARSHIP GRAFT.
lur mu um i I4.-04UJJB nun .iiu ii&iiv n.ii 4.it.t .
.VurfolU nrnnil jnrj Chnrfte Fmait
In .Siipplj Inu; Vessels.
Nor.roi.li, Vu., Feb. 2S. After a week
of coiukli i.itlon the special Grand July
calltd to investigate' charses of graft In
connection with furnishing supplies to
warships to-day returned Indictments
against seven Norfolk men and George T.
Davis, ex-commlssary steward of the bat
tleship Louisiana, who turned State's evi
dence. Slim t weights und measures were usd
to ilifrnuil the Government, It Is charged.
Detectives recovered several thousand
be renewed in the House
Nearly every seat in the House was
occupied. The opinion was generally ex
pressed to-night that if it had not been
for the opposition of Mr Underwood the
two battleship programme would have
There was action in every minute of
the debate. Representative Hurnett nnd
Representative Hensley of ilibnouri
lugged the names of J . P. Morgan nnd Mr.
Morgan's son-in-law, Herbert Satterlee.
into the discussion.
Mr. Hurnett charged that .Mr. .Morgan ilollats woilh of supplies
was treasurer of the Nuvy Lenguennd that ' home hi New York.
Mr. Satterleo was its counsel. Tho league. I
he said, had branches in other countries
und was formed to encourage the building
of ships of war.
"If you want an adequate navy such as
is proposed by some members you must
Trust Co in pn n- Jlfrgrr It-tlHed.
The slo'kliolders of die Kinplre Tnnt
and Windsor Triii.1 co npsnies ut special
meetings eterdy r.iilfle l the merger of
the ! Institution!.
-4V. 44 PAT
lyn. With the exception of $12,000 in Another niialoitv which Mr Low would
real estate tlin pioperty cousins or stocus ,nlw from the arinv is the court -martial,
and bonds In twenty-five corporations
lleipicsts rnnglng from lf to $5,0'iu
are made to sixteen relatives and friends,
and fourteen charitable Institutions re
ceive $3,000 each. Among tho latter am
the Mariner's Family Asylum, Staten
Islnnd ; the Salvation Army, Mrs, Hailing
ton Hooth, "for her work In prisons," nnd
l)r l o ra Hullaril for the IIouio for De.
which ho said hn jrelleveii would be the
best means of conducting police trials,
particularly for ils effect on tho spiril
of the forci. He approves of the present
plan of making appointments in 1, '.", :t
order, While realizing that benevolent
ussociutions are-cauble of great abuses
us well as of gp-at good, he said ho thinks
it would ! difficult to Und a sunicient
fectlvo Children, The residue of the j reason for abolishing them
, l 1. ..4 .,.!(.,.. ,.
limn, II 141. I I1I4IO imoucu mo 1I4 . . ,,H 1.
far ns possible, but gradually und care-" ' - v '
wurrunt and have everybody In there
fully, to stop that state of things."
would nend them up, even for u day.
the Mayor went on, u frightful attack
on Commissioner Cropsey was begun
by the gamblers, "tho political scoun
drels on the outside who were associated
with them and the corrupt newspapers
here, who ore the orcans of the crim
inal classes."" Hut although the attack the Mayor spoge oi me new custom
greatly Interfered with the work of the . of summoning Instead of arresting
udmlnletratlon, no Grand Jury could be persons accused of minor offences and
until very recently, you would do awuy
with the matter pretty quick."
Blames Three Magistrates,
In reciting what had been done by
his administration to better tho city
estate, amounting to aliout $132,000, Is
divided equally between William 1 Unman
and Leonle Illalr.
Ki.izabktii 7.1. Hr.owN, who tiled In
Htamrord, Conn., left $127,037. She gave
$2,000 lo tho Foielgn ami Domestic
Society of the Protestant Lplscopal
Church and $1,550 each to the Fund for
Disabled Ministers and the Ameth-aii
llullrtlng Fund Committee. The rest of
the estate went to lelatUes,
LuwAlili P. DiCKIK, who died at Cull
ford, Conn., left an estate of $169,000 In
New York to his widow, Kimna, I", Dickie,
Duma A. Fay, who died on March 15
last, left an eatate of $151,31 1 to fourteen
friends and relatives.
(iKoitoB Hammond McLkan, who died nn
February IK, left $11,500 outright and a
trust fund of $20,000 to his widow, Harriet
A. McLean of 131 Kast Thlrty-flfth street.
The rest of the estate foes to two sons.
The Hiiccestlon for nn oftieors' school.
made by ej4-Mayor McClellnn Mr Low
considered worthy of very great consid
eration. The committee adjourned to II o'clock
this morning John Mcfiillugh, Dovery's
predecessor mid the llrst chief of police
of the greater cily. will bo u witness.
Director of Public Safety Porter of Phila
delphia will give his views on police ad
ministration in the afternoon.
f. per lent above Hint for the second ic
The company explains that It wants the
pier for "surplus tonnage.'' Close to the
pier the deptli of water is only thirty-five
feet, if the Hamburg-American company
wants to dock the new Imperutnr at South
Hliioklyu extensive diedKlng will have to
lie done, for the ship can't navigate in
thirl -the feet of water.
JUROR DOES DETECTIVE WORK.
.1 ml Hi'
SHEA GOT SSOO A MONTH.
firefl Colleelur I'lrml. finlllj
Six- men named by Ashley Rhra, i.on-
fessed collector, us payers of graft were
taken before the General Bcsslona Grand
Jury yesterday, They were reluctant
llriirliiinnila II Im mil Then
IHsclinrKca the Jury.
demy llarlwlg of 1133 Stuyvesant
avenue, Irvlnglon, was reprimanded yes
tenlay by Judge Adains"of the, circuit
Cniiil, Newai k, when It became known
that he had been doing detective woik In
u case In which ho was a Juror.
Judge Adams also discharged the entlie
Jury. The case was that of Abraham
Dentsch. a contractor, who sought to re
cover $f00 from Abraham Amsterdam, a
saloon keeper of 7X Prince sliect, fm
marnnry work on Amsterdam's saloon.
illaitwlg visited the saloon, Amsterdam
showed him pail of tho masonry woik,
and they had a couple of drinks,
"That's all ths Investigation 1 did," ex
The effect on the ankles ofwcav
Inp shoes that no xor support
The same feet in npnirolCo ,
Aim Arch Si pport Snout;
ankle strain entiiely relieved.
Foot Efficiency for School Children
Official reports fIiow Unit uno M'linol loy out of every three, in
(Jrcater New Yorlc, lnts ardi trmililt'. The mime is probably
true of the girl?. He on the safe s'ule, Prevent structural foot
weakness by tittinfr your children with the
COWARD SUPPORT SHOE
WITH COWARD EXTENSION HEEL
It strengthen!! "turned" ankles, rests tho foot ligament and
holds the arch in place. This shoo is reeoinmendcd by
orthopedists and Mirgeons for preventing and remedying weak
nnkle', falling arch and "flat-foot."
Coward Arch Support Shoe and Coward Extension
Heel, have been made by James S. Coward, in
his Custom Department, for over 30 years.
JAMES S. COWARD SftW, f NEW YORK
SoM Nwkere Else
Mall Ordtri Pllltd
Srad for Catiltf
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