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THE SUN, THURSDAY; DECEMBER 4, 1018.
MRS. BURNETT TELLS
OF $212,000 FLEECING
AVifo of Pennsylvania l.eftls
Intor Admits Clairvoyant
Oniifr Trapped Her.
(Tltl.KY SQl'AItKS IIIMSKLP
.In.-t If iitiuitiir Around to Kid
tlie Itiiiifli. lit Says. Xot to
1,1-1 (Mil. a Squawk.
Mr .l.iui't I.. Iiurnrlt, !i.. .. told In
Tun Sr.s veMiieloy. lost 2l.',oii0 to the
' .urvoynnt gain about two .vcars ngo,
Ii.im been Idint.lhd iii lli wife of former
Stale Asouiblyinaii ItoKii" I.. lluniett, of
Alts. Ilium tl h.lx lw.-jy.ti .Ioe confer
i ifL. with the District Attorney's office
nil week and It in probable- tli.U Iiit tesll
iiinny. hacked 111 ly the t.-.tlttutiy of
.Mickey Shea. coufosod go-between, who
presented the il.'ilivu) .intH In buying
liohcu prol etlou. will ca t ei the Indict
ment noon of a high police official now
listened lo an oiitbliig pncliict, who
formerly had a position of importance
In the Detective llme.iu
The effortu of the D!tilot Attorney nre
now centred In moving ;i c.iBe against
thin man. and bit of eldence which have j
i ome to Mr. Whitman and which Involve
two high civilians in the Police Depart
ment will wait until after ihn man It
indicted. It may take a week before
a manufactory case N hullt against this,
ffflcl.il. The ease .ix.lut hlni In based !
fin iisserllons that he accepted money'
till cully fiom an agent of the cl.tlivoy-i
ants and that the money did not p.is
to hlni through another police official
Tbls feature Is expecte.l to make the
ca.te against him much easier to prove. f
The District Attorney Is now trlng to,
corroborate from outside sources sonic
fit the circumstance of the passing of
Mm. Ilurnett TitlLn of t use. 1
Mr?, Uurncit, who It a tall. distinguish! d 1
looking woman, expenBlvely ilre-seed. was
intercepted by reportets a site win lcav
lliK the District Attorney's office. She told i
something about herself and her lleecing, I
but lefused to go Into full detail". She
admitted, however, that she was the)
wife of Assemblyman l'.urnett. ,
"1 would like to toned some of the
stories which have app-ared In the news
papers about me," she said. "In the Hrsl
place I diil not meet the clairvoyants who ,
rohbed me In a socl.il way. Que paper
said that 1 had met them at a card
party at the Waldorf.
"This Is not true, for I don'l Know one
card from smother. I lived In New York
two years neo and I had a piece of prop
erty which I was hi'sitnliieg about dis
posals 'ii I read an udvertlst went which
said that a clairvoyant would advise
pioc, nnd I nnsweieil It It wouldn't
be fair to the Pistilet Attorney to tell
inst win re the placu wa, but 1 went
Mure. esKod whether 1 should sell the j
prupTtv or not. and the clairvoyant told
ne I whould make a lot of money If I
"I dp n't sell. If I bad I would have
ii a good deal of troiiey, and when I
r.i d t'dt I b'T.all to believe Miat tile
iveo.eiil bud sum. (;ood advice lo glv.
1 i, way tiny won m conlldeno' and
i ni l 'i d "me to luiv some worthless
..ii eg slock.
C.nic ii KlN.tMMI lii ("nib.
"I r.cv. them sIS.immi In cash nnd a
it !w " of shares of valuable stock. I
mi I" lievc my whole loss was more than
iit.nnn or J Hei.ii'lii ; tin. par value of the
t might have matin my full los
-Ijaoo. but at the piles then nunteel
lust oiisidetably less than lias been
Mrs. Ilurriett would not My where she
H stopping in New York, but said that
she Is going bonj" to StioudsburK to-day,
Sl yeais-auo the adventures of Charl
ton Honors llurnett, son of .Mrs. Itngets l..
llurnett. received a grent de.il of atten- I
Hon, Hurii. tt, ginuilsoii of IMwIn M. j
Stanton, was known as Tod Kurnctt. and 1
managed a hioker.ige firm. He hail mar- '
rlisl Charlotte H. lie cioldberg when he,
was 17 years and she w.ts lrt years old, '
and In 1907 they both wanted n divorce, j
Mrs. llurnett said It was a case of too
much mother-in-law : llurnett said Ml"
trouble was the head of the brokerage!
Arm which employed him.
Hurnit, after his wife got a separation,
Joined the Alimony Club In Ludlow Street
.tall Four years before he Rot into n row
with a man whom he accused of undue
attentions to his wife, struck him over
the face with a cane, and was lined Jl
by Mr. Whitman, then a police court
Curley iiuare' llliuaelf.
Ctirley Carter, one of the wiretapper
who hat confessed to paying money to
the police, visited the Criminal Courts
Ilultding yesterday with a grievance. He
Hsked the reporter to "put him right"
with tho public unci then dictated this
etnternent to show he Is not a "n,uawker,"
lis he called tt. He said
"Suppose we Ret a guy's farm or house
and lot wo promise h'n: something, and
he don't get it, does ho'.' Well, suppose
I was payliiR money for protection. Til.'
form promise me something', don't they?
Then Hupposn they turn around and plnen
jne. It's all the same Kraft. Isn't It?
'Do you suppose I'm going to squawk?
If a sucker squawks because w don't
keep our promises, he Rets the haw haw,
don't ho? 1 didn't say anything, anil
wouldn't. I stood nt the door and kidded
tho others while they were squawking to
Oroedd and j:mhree. 1 said I didn't have
nothing to squawk about. Frank Tar
beaux was the first fellow to squawlt.
He nln't a regular grafter anyway. Ite
is Just a cheap caul theater and like
"Tai beaux wasn't in on but one trlcn,
mid lu tr it pinched nnd didn't have the
nerve to stand pat. What does a fellow
like that know about real Kraft, anyway?
I'e pull- olf (mi; trkk for $in,non or so,
iiuil swi Ms around about It Hut the real
vt ficrs, the fellows that are pulllnst
di'Wii about S.'iO.unrt a week, they don't
F'ltmvk, Mcltra followtd Tarheaux, but
w'"it could he do? There was Tarheaux.
1' told Whitman n lot of stuff, Rivlnf;
dates nnd unities uud places,
n "Sucker Itn There,
'".Vlulinan Mien calls In Mcltea and asks
I ' m about these names and dates' and
nl. ices, What could Mclle.i do? He
i midn't make a sucker out of ,i fellow
1 ' c Whitman, could he? All wanted
was to be InoUKlit to til.il as soon us
possible, They ain't Rot iiuMiIiir on rne,
anyhow, They had me In a lineup for
forty-five minutes, and .(ones couldn't
pick me out. lie couldn't say I ever took
n cent from him.
"Anyhow, a grafter who has been pull
Iiir clown Rood money ought to he willing
to take his chnnces. I lived off my wits
for leu years of my life, It was good
living, too. I guess that I ought to he
wllJIng lo give up two or three years
more III payment fur nil the money I got,
oughtn't I? I've done more living In
thore ten years than most men have clone
In thirty. Now I'vn got a family to Io.l
out ror. I got a restaurant, ami I don't
want the namo of .lack Hose,
1 nln't done any squawking, and I
don't want the name of It, It ain't good
for business. I spent nine weeks In the
Tombs, fleo, wasn't I glad lo gel out'
I iloiin a hundred yards In nothing Hat
when I passed through tho Iron doors. All
I hnve.heen doing down hero In the Dli
trlct Attorney's office ia to help a friend
of mine out of Jail. I got lilm out, and!
they slapped a subpiena on inc. I've
got n pocket run ot suupunaa now. i
spend my tlmo playing solitaire with
them, but I nln't doing ntiy squawking;
I inn Just hanging around to kid the
MfAdoo Meatus Inquiry.
Chief Magistrate McAdoo begun un In
vestigation yeatcrdny to learn why war
mills Issued for the wire tappers had
neither been served nor called to the at
tention of his ofllce. There Is a rule that
when n policeman gets a warrant he must
report on the first mid fifteenth of each
month to the Chief .Magistrate's offlco
to explain his failure to make an arrest
and to get the warrant renewed.
Magistrate McAdoo Issued subpu-nna
for Capt. John J. Tunney of the Second
precinct, foimerly In charge of the de
tectives of the Wtit Forty-seventh street
station, mid lor Detective Kalbllelsth of
the West Korty-sevcnlh street station, lo
nek t hem about the warrant Issued for
Frank Henry Wolf, (tho was arrested
last week nnd Is now dying of cancer In
his home ill The l!ron.
Wolf told Magistrate McAdoo thnt he
frequently met detectives of tile Wtst
Forty-seventh slrett 'Stullon, and al
though he belit-ved they knew u warrant
had been Issued for hlni In tin' summer
of 1!IL' he had never been arrested.
Kalbtlelsch was not served In time to
appear at the hearing, but Capt. Tunney
said that he had turned the warrant over
to Kalbtlelsch, and knew nothing more
Magistrate McAdoo lias also Issued a
siibpo tia for Detective Simmons of Head
quarters to explain his failure to report
on the warrant Issued for (leorire II. Mo
lten. niley llenrluu I'M "IT.
Domnlik liilcv. foriicr police captain.
who was unfitted on n charge of brlb- I
ery growing out of the present Investiga
tion, appeared III l'art 1, tteneral Ses
sions, before Judge Swnnn yesterday for
pleading on tho Indictment. Frank Atu
now of the llrm of Koenlg. cloldsinlth &
Slttenfeld appeared as Ids toiinsel, and
asked that the pleading be put ot'i- un
Jltdi.c Swaiili suggested a plea of not
guilty with leaxe to amend, but ranow
deckel ed that he intended to raise the
question of Jurisdiction and that a plea
of any kind would Interfere with Ids
plans. It was dually agreed to adjourn
the pleading until next Wcslnesday.
WOOLS NO CHEAPER
WITH THE TARIFF OFF
Maiiiifactiii'iM't Said to Vny Same
for Chcapi'i' (irmlcs as
I'litlcr Scliciliilt' K.
The free wool schedule of (the new
Democratic tariff bill which President Wil
son signed two months apo, went Into
effect on Monday, hut, contr.uy to the
promises of the free 'cool nlvoc.itc. the
American manufacturer is still aob!ii;ed
tn pay Just as much for Inipurtcd low
grade wools ns In the Republican schedule
The only effect of the frt e wool tariff
legislation noticeable thus far is the fact
that I'ncle Sam Is out of pocket t!:o
reeniles Mint he previously collected on
eveiy pound of wool brought lino the
country, ami the primary foiclgn wont
markets are beuelltting to the extent f
An otlli'er of a big concern In this
eliy. which imports l.irg qiiiuMtlis of
wool for the ni-inufaciut f i.iruets n.nl
nigs, sild yestcrdiy
"Whenever we have njwrated undei ftee
trr.de the price of wool has gone up III
tin- primary markets of the world. They
do not Rive us the beiietl of Mie fr-
duty. In the case of 'rilling wnol." the
price a tli same. The taking off of the
duty In the low itrnd" wools, w.i. Ii
come from the ISalkan States, Ku-sl.i
and Slbe-la. was of not much benellt I
the manufacturer. In worsted wools,
yarns. :s distinguished fiom wool .i -i.
the price remains about the rame. with
some advantage as the result of the tak
ing tif of the clutv. Th.se are the wools
that go Into the making of Wilton and
"I'nder the old tat Iff a duty of sveti
eet.ts a pound was charged for wools
costing 12 outs a pound, and a tariff of
four cents per pound on wools costing
less tban 12 cents. a pound.
"The price of wool clipped from the
black faced sheep of Scotland lncrc'1 cd
until It came wlllUn the higher duty.
The rmivnl of the duty on wool Isn't
going to make any dlffirence in the price
to us there. The wool clip of the world
s not Incieatlng. and the ciiisurnptinn i:t
"What we have known as orpet w.-ol
has cum" from native sheep. Itut they
are learning lo breed be'b r siicp a'ld
are getting a fair wool. The native won
Is decreasing in uonf qurnce, hut the de
mand for w ml Ik Increasing, therefore
the price keeps up.
"China. .Iip.ni and other cnuntiifs nre
using great qirmtltles of the class, of
wools from which the cheaper carpets nre
made, which lias much to do villi the
Increased demand nnd the Increase In
II I K- Wool Importations I'll! liny.
Hoktov, Dec. --On Monday, the nst
day wool was admitted free of clutv,
thirty com cms withdrew fiom thehoudoil
warehouses here 21,TS3,rS,t ismnds of for
eign wool, valued ut Jl.Oll.SD.". At
Snrlngtield, 4!C,,lr. pounds, valued at
$121,987 were withdrawn.
DR. FLEXNER FOR EFFICIENCY.
Want nlstlnel Housekeeping anil
Medical HeniU In IlnspllnU.
Tlie European plan of having two
distinct departments In hospitals, the one
taking enre of the housekeeping and the
other the medical activities of the Institu
tion, was praised yesterd.iv by Dr. Abraham
Flexner In a lecture boforo the Now York
city visiting committee of tlie State Churl
ties Aid Association. He said In part :
"These two problems are held at arm's
length. Laymen entry on the housekeep
ing side entirely, and a elector engage il In
the medical work has nbsolutely nothing to
do with It, No medical man holds an execu
tive office, but he Is supieiuo In his own
ward. In America thrin nre no such con
ditions, and wi have made little advance
ment In hospital management.
"Here a hoard of trustees arts through
tho medlciil supeiinleiident. anil laymen
carry on the woik only thecuellcally, The
arrangement lias not worked satisfactor
ily or harmoniously, Tliern is usually
friction, and responsibility cannot ho defi
"We liaV" developed a so-culled i evolv
ing hospital service, In which n doctor
Is appointed to medical control for about
three months. No leowav Is given him
ns to the choice of assistants, nnd Jut
as he is settling down Ids time expires,
Consequently few take It seriously, and
Intelligent devotion Is Impostlbble, Jolins
Hopkins Hospital. Mie one connected with
the University of Michigan, In Ann Arbor,
nnd the one connected wilh Mm Unl
vertity of I'ennsylvnnla nre tho few ex
ceptions modelled on the Kuropean sy
tern." Dr. IlcMier also said thu' b conslcl
eied It esjentlal in n hospital that nn nu
topsy should bo performed on every per
ton who dies). Thut, he said, wn'a the
custom In Knglnnd and flermany. ITe
"In (iermany a doctor knows he must
face the mimic nnd that n trained pathol
oglst will perform an nutopsy and that if
any blunders have been made they will
bo shown up, and consequently they don't
blunder so often."
George Arnold Hieairn
the store wall! be closed untM
JAMES A. HEARN & SON.
WHITMAN TO TURN
(iraiitl .liH'.v to Hear of Contrae
toi (.lifts Democrat h
I 1 r.NJ"! r.N
Til KICK N'KAV
Ilt'iint'ssy .aino Moit Mt'ii Who
Toll of "Samll.asrfrinf:"
The activities of Dlsttlot Attorney
Whitman and his associate yesterday
foreshadowed an extraordinarily busy ses
sion for the specially selected Grand Jury
which is to take tip highway graft and
e.itnpalm contributions to-day. Mr Whit
man remained at home throughout the
day. going over all the testimony given
before Chief Magistrate McAdoo In tho
John Do- iiroecedliigs ntiel devoting es
pecial attention to the charges Involv lug '
Atlhur A. M'I.ean, Thomas llas.'ett and
Attorney John l.
rutlt spent the day In Albany n.undlnR up'
thiee new witnesses wlo luive been
lirouBht forward by John . llennessy,
ami getting documentary evidence to luace
up the se nsational sto. '. 's told Ia.t Mon-,
day by Madbou IS. Aldrl.'h and Matthew'
Van Alstyue. I'.oth of these men have
bee n sublicence! befote the tirand Jury to-
.Mr Alelrl.ii will lenent Ills ussei tit.ii i
that lie gave Thonns Hassett. confidential t
agent of State engineer John A. lle nsel, u
bribe of Jl.riOfl to get his toad specifica
Mr. Van Alttjne is to explain again
how lie turned over to Aithur A. Mcl.'-an
a i-.inimlgn ceintrlbutlon of !l,00o fiom thu
Slutlghnessy lnnstiui"tloii rumpjliy.
H.iMld V. Owens, nnother witness, will
be que-stlonf el again as to the campaign
(siiitributlon of IHw whlcli he sent to Mr.
Mcl.e.ni In behalf of the Dale Kn nine fl
Milelelliig .New U llnesses.
A:i a'ttempt Is being made to keep the I
names of Mr. Ilennessy's three new wit
nesses ,i tcjet. These men are to appear
next week, lintli before the iirati'l Jury and
I'lilef Magistrate McAdoo.
hie of thee men Is prepared to testify
tli.il ceitaln men connected with the State
lllghwiivs Department approached him
afi! It became known that he had bid on
highway contracts. They told him. Just
! fi Mi VMt-l,i niv, lee. u'.'is trilil (lit fhev
thought they ought to have something
from li I in. They told him that since' he
was Just breaking in Id, 000 would be
a i e.iMmable amount. Ills bid was a
combination bid, that Is be put In one
lild for three dlffeient Jobs that happened
to b" near each other.
Ho told the sandbaggers that he
wouldn't give mo:o th.ui III.OOo. That
Amount was acce-pted, he says, but when
tho awards came through his combination
contract was split up. He got Just half
of the wotk on which he bid.
The see'ond contractor will hrlni another
charce ugalns. Hverett lv.v ler, now under
Indictment for extortion. Tills man sas
that ho had three contracts ami that 1'ow
ler Induced him to contribute 1.000 to the
1912 campaign fund. The witness Is
ready to testify that Mr. Fowler told him
not lo send the money as Ids own contri
bution when he turned It over to Norman
K. Mack, Oeorge M. I'alnier or Aithur A.
Nerr Line of Cirnft.
new line of graft will appaiently be
opencel up if the third witness tells what
the District Attorney has been Informed
In- knows. Tills man was in the business
of furnishing coiitractom' supplies. Ho
dealt In oil nptinkleiH, cement inixeiM and
utensils of that character.
He has said that when the good toads
irfeiendum was a campaign Issue he was
uppioachtd lu the Hampton Hotel In Al
bany ley a man who askcsl hlni for a
contribution of $1,000. It wan explained
to hlni that much money was needed to
bring Mm voters Into line for the great
bond Issue to cover additional highway
building, He was told that If he would
belli share the expenses be would be
taken can- of after the contracts were
nwaiilcd. He was Informed that the conJ
ee.icieieri wiiiiiu no huiiicii ill inlying tneir
supplies by those who were behind the
new bond Issue, This witness will testify
that he turned the icqueNt clown flatly.
It Is believed that he will tell of an
other supply dealer who was approached
In the saniei way.
A soro throat prevented Martin W.
Littleton yesterday from moving beforn
Justice Davis for the quashing of the
Indictment against Everett Fowler. The
matter was adjourned to next Friday,
During the hearing before Mr. Osborne
In Albany yesterday Assistant District
Attorney Clnrk was busy looking over the
spectators nnd subpirnalng those ho
thought could glv Mr. Whitman Infor
mation In his (irand Jury and John Doe
Anions those subprenaed were Deputy
Stale Knglmrr Chapman, James J. Neville
of the Stain Ihiglneer'a otllce. Secretary
Hoy K. Fuller of tho Stale Highway De
put Intent, nml Matthew W. Van Alstvne.
an Albany contractor.
Mr. Hark wanted various department
records, especially Highway Department"
records for 1015, but found Commliiloner
Osborne already had ubpecnaed them.
to the death of
WOMAN PRISONER A MYSTERY.
Alleed Shoplifter nml .linn Com
panion Held fur Trial
When the Jefferson Mai lot lourt time I
yestetday nttenioon the mystery as to the
Identity of the man and woman a es' d
Tu sday on a flume of shopllitlng 111
a Hro.idway department store had no.
In on cleared up. The woman, who at tird
lefus cl to disclose h-r name, had ap
pal eiilly ii refer red to b. known as May
J. ul. son, Her companion said lie was
.John Wilson, lloth waived examlna tou !
mill Magistrate D uel htld them lu Jj",i '
'''1C woman, who Is refined looking unci
apparently close to So yean of age,
bad Jacob St efel of 14(1 Nassau street
as her lawyer. The man said he was
i Sti years old and lived In Hartford, Conn.
lie pleaded guilty of stcalitu ic lace
collar, a marabou, three pairs of silk
stockings uud a doien handkerchiefs,
worth in all about ?1S.".0. The complain
uut was Mrs. Itosu I.ogliry, a store tit?
I'ollceniati fpitzer of the Mercer street
station, who made the arrests, said that
tho woman prisoner, while uwaltlng ar
raignment In the night court on Tuesday
night slipped her fur neckpleco uud
muff, which he guessed were worth about
$l.uua, to a woman In the court room.who
quickly went away. He said she also
passed to this woman n small white object
which he surmised might have betti a
An Inquiry concerning the case was
made yesterday at the court from which
It was conjectured that the woman prls
'' ' .Sterling. It was reported
that she Is the widow of a llaltlmore
Some of the court attendants thought
they lecognlied "Wilson" as a New York
" , rl ,, .. .w d.t
lu the same court, but they were not
BECKER'S FOUR GUNMEN
SAY TRIAL WAS UNFAIR
Urief Filel in Appeal of Aas-
sins to Kseape Elec
Counsel for the four gunmen who, with
Lieut. Charles Hecker were convicted of
the murder of Herman Rosenthal, tiled
ttielr brief esterday with Assistant Dls
1 1 lot Attorney Taylor, who will nppe-ar
before the Court of Appeals next we ek and
arguo that the conviction of Lefty Ueule,
Uyp the Hlood, Whltey Lewis and Dap)
Flunk should be htllmied. i
The brief is the wotk of former Judge
A. T. Cfenrwater, O. F, Wahle and H.
Lionel Krlngel. It contains ti.'s pages.
Sixteen points are ruled for a new trial.
Objection Is made to Mie admission of
Hald Jack ltoe's testimony, and Justice;
(ion Is charged with Judicial ertors, with
conducting the trial In a mann"r grossly
prejudicial to tlie defendants and with
making statements not supported by facts
According to Mm brief the defendants
were described In teims coined by the
newspapers. The term "gunmen" cannot
be found In the dictionary. Mm brief savs,
but tt was used throughout the trial. It
Is charged that the Jury did not deliver
a verdict after due deliberation, but In
stead found a verdict In half an hour, al
though It had taken seven court days to
try the ease. Continuing, the brief says:
"A dispassionate consideration of the
entile recotd, It Is believed, will conclu
sively demonstiato that the ministers of
Justice charged by the law and humanity
with the duty of piotectlng the rights of
men accused of crime, minimize the force
of evidence which tends to establish their
Innocence and place obstacles in tho path
of their counsel In bis endeavor to prop
erly cross-examine the witnesses against
"It Is submitted that the facts In this
case show that this Juiy could nut have
given to this case that consideration to
which these defendants were entitled,
Might of these Jurors enteied upon the
discharge of their duties with ilx'ed opin
ions or Impressions as to tho guilt or In
nocence of these defendants, which, they
believed, they could i-et aside sutllclently to
enable them lo iyipartlully welsh the evi
dence. It was therefore the duty of those
men to carefully consider this evidence,
su that the opinion they had at tho time
they were sworn would not Influence! their
verdict. This verdict establishes that
these Jurors could not have done that ; It
was a physical Impossibility within less
than an hour's time."
CUSTOMS MAN IN BEER FRAUD.
Mrncinrpd Kraut Heir for Importer,
II. S, Attorney Chance,
e f.,.,e.it I,.,,.-. r.ell..ll c. e- K
drawn Into the net of Federal Justice on
evidence said to have been obtained In a really hue Indicated his desire to hu
raid ye sterday on the ofllces of Victor I croolted by tho very tact of fnllliiR lu
Neustailt, luo.. Importer!) of AtiHtrlau lite r with the wlte lappera' He-liemes. So, un
at FranKHn street. 1 Ii'sh icuch person ean be put under oath,
Victor Ncustadt, president nnd treasmer It I dllllcult to Ket them to c-onfc.s In
of the llrm, uus iineKted and hold In I each Instance, I merely say tills to Mmiv
$7,-00 ball by LTnlted Mutes Commissioner I that w ato handicapped "where the Dls
Bhhdds on a rhuntu of customs frauds In trlet Attorney la not."
which Mm iJovctnmwit otllclal Is said to
have been Implicated. Warrants are out RUG SALE BRINGS $37,850
for two other members of Mm beer Im-1 ftJi,ouu.
The chanto auulnst Neustadt and the
others is that lu makiiiK out their In- I.nrUton Carpet,
voices they purposely misstated the num. 1 ,. . . .h,rllBK i,,i,miIi- , n....
ber of Billions of beer hrounht fiom abroad ,, & u,Tent , " uL-.
in order to lower tho duty. According to " p,7,'T ... " "l,?rn,' flt
Assistant United States Attorney Frank hlloB, 'AV' nua Art a-f-rre-
Carstarphen, the llrm has been under- KaU'd ,,3'is. w, seslon. The lead
valulnn two consignments of expensive ln " ot ,h" Ba,e' 'S75' wns l,al(l u'
beer each month slnco 1904. Mr. Carslar. " Williams for a royal karlstou car
phen suys that the defendants hurt tu havs t'?t.
the cooperation of u customs deilniator, Other buyers were IT. M, rtosenbers;,
thn otlirlnl who helps gaUKc the ipiuntlty who puld $70B for a Kcshon pnlace ruu!
of importations of Mils kind. ' Mrs. F,. J, Traccy, Mrs. M, Flahiint, Mrs.
Neustadt was saved from a night In F. M. Lord. Mrs. V. M. Schuyler, A. J,
the Tombs by the nppenrance of a bonds-1 Farley, H. II. McNauglrton. K. lielnhman
man st th Isst moment. j and Harrington Mann.
A xkw expression of a conservative style. You
will like the satin luundry finish of the fabric a
departure noteworthy for its excellence. 8 for 85c
CtUCTT, PtABouv & Co., Inc., Makers qf Arrow Shirts
WALDO SAYS HE HAS
HIT GRAFTERS HARD
Points to Koocnt Disclosures as
Proof of Success of
STANDS OX HIS HKCOIM)
Thinks Stopping of Protection
of Vire Will Kill Po
may be his last long interview while head!
of tlie l'ollce Department, said yesterday
that ho was fully satisfied with the prog
ress made tn the ele partimiit under his
"I am willing to stand on my lecord."
he said. "I believe that time will bilng
complete approval ot the ilcp.irtiuenfs
evne-L- lei flit, time tliirfv inmitliw.
"When I first took up this work I ie
allied that the uniformed force should
bo separated from the detective division,
and tho work of tho two sections should
be quite distinct. So the three objects on
which I centred my (forts were, first,
the assignment of patrolmen to elo patrol
duty assigning the uniformed force to
protect llfo and property: second, assign
ment of the detective division to leally
detect lo make plain clothe n men clet ct
crime that was bdiig plotted o- that had
been committed, .mi third, l.io liimlua
ticm ot the practice ot s.inng protection
conccriKd with tin- . xciso laws ami th"
other form of organized vite by meni -
be of the I'oiiee Department.
(.-llibllnK f'hlef Cause of firnfl.
"(fumbling had been the form of vie.
most nroduttlve of craft. I believe Mint
Do per cent, of the graft came from that I
source. After dividing tlie duties of the '
detective and uniformed divisions. I es
tablished a separate se-vice branch to
ileal with the three Vices, ii.ii.i tor were
told to enfoice the laws strictly, an 1 cu b
was given a -P"CHII siil.oi ue invii em eeua ,
"lleallzlng the temptation that thoo
prolltlng fiom evil Invariably extendi d
in tlie cffoit to prottct themselves. I or-
...I.l l.-n.. ...... -I ll -,lll,..l- VL'lll.'ll 1...
ported directly to me and vvhleii wire at
liberty to cover all precincts.
"That ssteiu ineient thai If the evil
iloeis succeeili'd III buying an in-peeto"
the heads of one of the special squads
would be sute to discover the fact. Tlie
squads were shifted lo different ten I
torles frequently, to climlnatM po-sil'lll-ties
of lawbreakers buying them 1 "
squad checked up another nnd Individ!! n j
on om squad checked up individuals in
another, often without knowing thee
were domic so. '
"And I alllrin that the system worked, '
added the Coinmlfsioner c mphatlcally.
"and that It has worked effectively Let
ni point out mat even wnen in citer j
was charged with selling protection It
was provcu nil inrouKii cue irnie nine.
Hecker never delivered protection
Plan Succeeds, lit- Sjiijs. j
"Didn't that provn that my plan was j
effective" Hecker was alleged to have
been the partner of lloseuthal. wasn't
lie? Anil how long did lioseiilh.il suc
iceel lu keeping open? Just twent days.
That case proves my sysltiu worked, and
people are lgtniilllg to admit It.
"Hut I believe the only hope of stamp
ing out grafting entirely is by stopping
piotection. If you cut out protection
you will kill grafting at the roots.
'This very couise, however, gives rls.j
to the so-called scandals which have In
spired criticism In some quarters lately,
We cut off ptotcotlon of many who had
been favored for years and then came the
howl. They were hurt and began com
plaining against others. Take the wife
tapping cases. I've been after that gang
for more Mnui year. And my men
have arrested all the member of that
gang except one-, who rnu caught on
the l'acltlc coast."
Tho Commissioner pointed out that
he did not have as much power as thee
District Attorney, Fur Mint reason, he
said, It was hauler for him lo prove a
case against a. suspect.
"We can't as the District Attorney
can compel n civilian to testify under
oath." he said, "We can't ns he can
offer Immunity to any person who has
Important knowledge to confess. We
question a civilian and he denies any Im
plication with crime. Then what can we
Further, the victim of the fake pool-
! room Kwindlrr and tlie wire iapir
''" '", fSTII, Paid for llojiiil
You have to hand it to the
Yankee, this time.
With all the Scotchman's
canniness" in weaving cloth,
they had never produced a
Scotch cheviot like this
"Scotch Mist" till we showed
It's a trick in the weaving,
and it enables US tO DUt On
I - V
the market rainproofed over
coats made of that most at
tractive overcoat fabric
rough-finished Scotch cheviot.
We've put it through the
most thorough tests to insure
its rain-withstanding quality.
Raincoats and fair weather
coats combined, smart and
i practical ; some regular and
j .. -.t. ,! U..1J
j some with raglaii shoulders;
j tWO Weights.
Scotch Mists, S28 to $35.
For his Christmas present- -S8.00
Austrian Velour hats
( "c ot.OU
Rogers Peet Company,
Tl.ree Broadway Stores
At at at
' Warren St.
LOVE OF HIGH LIVING
MADE WOMAN THIEF
(i'vUI'C I .OU'C llll I'P. WllO llolllietl
Peter to Pay Paul, Hurt l.oue
Week Km! Partie.
STOLK IN Font riiACKS
llnil Throe CluiiU'Ps to h'efiirin.
but Teniiitiition of City Life
Wns To Stron'-.
(iraee I.eRendre, head bookkeeper of
the Hotel ilienorl.in at t. West Thlity
flftli street, who was broiiKht buck from
I'rovidenie Tuesday nipht on a oharso ot
appropriutiliK tho hotel's money to her
own use, planted millty in the Vorkvllle
court yi'sierday to n cliarKe of forgery
and was held in tS.SOrt ball for the ilr.ind
Jury. The specllle iimoutit named in the
complaint was $t0il, Daniel I'. Itltchey,
proprietor or the lintel, .nlrt y.-sterday
afternoon thai expert iiccouutauls m far
have found theftw nmountlnR to $1,'IS0,
Miss I.erecudre vvas taken to tho West
Side court prison In West Fifty-third
street In default of the ball. llefore
Boins she told lively of her thefts unci
tho iciimwh for them, u love of luury
and n love of wIuch and other bever.iKcs,
She Is 32 years old, a brunette nnd Rood
Ah a Kirl hhe lived with an uncle and
aunt In Ilrooklyn, but peveti yearH nuo
struck out lor herself and cot n place
ns bookkeeper with John M. Wolf, n htovo
dealer, at "i" Flushing avenue, Ilrook
lyn. She was llvini; quietly In u fur
nlsliid room In Ilrooklyn. Then, she says,
sho so craved restaurants, Kood food unci
drink Mint she bcKau stealltiK from her
employer to Kratlly this desire. Her
thefts were tilscovered, she bt'KKed to b
allowed to make restitution, and her re
quest wns Kranted, She thereupon pot u
place with the Sinner ScwIuk Machine
Company and there, she a.is, stulo to
pay nacK mo money sne nan titken from
tho novo dealer. She says Mint sho ulso
used part of the npmcy taken from the
sowIiib machine concern to spend week
end parties by herself In good hotels In
Attain came dlccivory. again she beyiced
nnd ot i tvhanco tu make restitution. The
next employer was u wholesale jcrooer
and after a repetition of tho story In this
place Miss Leuindre wont to work for
the Hotel Oreirorlau in tho summer of
1912. Sho still kept up her namo method
of life, llvlnn nuletly Muouirh the week
In her Ilrooklyn furnlBhed room and
spending the time from Saturday to Mon
THE MEN'S STORE
With the compli
ments of the season,
To men and young
502 Men's Over
We say $35 grades,
for they measure up to
that notch in the Wan
It is interesting to note that
overcoats of the identical
quality of vicuna cheviot,
of the same standard of
style and tailoring as these,
are selling in other shops
No other cheviot
made this side of the
world can ' compare
with the cheviot in
these coats. The
weave shows the faint
est of ridges, very dis
tinctive, never seen in
a cheap coat.
One of the manu
facturing tailors came
to us last Summer,
said he had been able
to get a number of
bolts of this fine cloth
at a specially low
price, and asked us if
we would take the lot
1,500 overcoats in
all - made up our own
way and lined with
all-silk satin, at a fig
ure very close to cost.
The only condition he
insisted on was that we
should not hurry him.
We agreed to take
502 have just ar
rived Oxford, black and
Cambridge gray, silk
lined sleeves and
underbody from velvet
collar to skirt.
overcoat of S3 5 grade,
Burlington Arcade fl New Bldg.
Broadway at Ninth
day In some Rood Manhattan hotel, h.iv i
her meals lu her room and drink r,
heavlly of Rood witievi.
"tnhcr women with n taste fo- dr
are likely to tlnd some man lo P r '
drink for them," she said. "I neve -that.
I always bought my own n" l
little hollehiys in Ule big hotels I .e w.,'
spent alone or with some, woman . e
About tho middle of lat month M.i
I.egendro said, she woke up hit" e
morning and realized Mint she w.i' t
l.tlo and In no coiidlMou to go to wni
So she went to Washington, fiom the'
to Virginia I tot Mir.iiKs, to Florida a
Ihenco to I'rovidence, wlieie sho vv.m ur
te'ted. Slie drew u eiuvk agaln-t hei
account In tho New Netherlands Ha
ter $15 and through that check tho di
teethe" traced her to I'rovidence.
Mies I.egendro said that all her em
ployers had been very kind to her ar1
that none of them know sho wan rohluni:
somo one olo to pay back her forme
thefts. "They thought 1 was mak h
food," sho said.
AWARD GOES TO HOPKINS
ArehltceC Plan fur Him! tide
Court House Atleepleil.
Alfretl Hopkins was nnnounc il v -day
an thn winner among ten nrch.teet
who submitted plans for the m w 1
Side court house and prison at Sc.
street and Second avcmie TH lo
award were William Huthcrford Mesd,
Austin W. Lord and I'aul I' Ci i i
bluldlng will replace tlmo okl and
tered buildings which the oitj has be
Mr. Hopkins's design shows a ,.nji;.e
fncide In the stylo of the ltal
Henalssanii'. Tho building will be
Mr. Hopkins was born In Saratoga 1
IS 70. He was educated nt Cnlumb
College, Washington, and in the Schoo' o
Flue Arts in l'arK
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