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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1912, Image 3',
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WAIT SENSATIONS IN A
New York, Feb. 12. On what
woman was Folke Brandt, valet
to Mortimer Schiff, calling when
he was caught by Schiff and rail
roaded to the penitentiary for 30
And what police and judicial
officials are going to lose their
heads when the whole story of
that railroading is told?
These two questions are dis
turbing official New York today.
Brandt will arrive here from
Clinton prison late tonight. It
is believed that he will imme
diately tell the district attorney
the whole story, and the district
attorney, it is also believed, will
use him to expose the greatest
conspiracy in the history of New
Brandt was Schiff's valet. He
was fired, some say because of
certain passages, between himself
and Mrs. Schiff.
.Shortly after he was discharg
ed there was a . fight between
Schiff and himself in the Schiff
home. Schiff had Brandt arrest
ed and charged with "burglary and
assault with intent to kill.
Brandt, although a first of
fendor, was sent to the peniten
tiary for' 30 years.
Brandt will 'appear before the
grand jury tomorrow. After he
does, the police officers who com
piled a "criminal record" for the
valet accused by his millionaire
employer, will be forced to ex
plain. District Attorney Whit
man' believes that palms were
greased before that record was
Meanwhile it is said that Gbv-
-ernor Dix, who now says he re
fused to pardon Brandt because
Judge Rosalsky wrote him that
the sentence was just, has order
ed an investigation of Judge Ros
alsky's attitude in' Jhe case.
Brandt insists that his pres
ence in the Schiff home was
known to a "member of the Schiff
household" This member is said
to have been a woman. Brandt
will not disclose the name of the
Brandt says that when he was '
about to appear in court, his at
torney came to him and assured
him that if he would plead guil
ty, he would be sentenced only to
one year in jail, that he agreed to
this to "save the woman's name,
and that he then was sentenced
to 30 years.
Governor Dix and District At
torney Whitman appear to be
My dear, do you remember,
A day, long, long ago,
When you received a gaudy card
From me, my love to show?
'Twas fragile, I remember,
And all s(tuck up withiglue,
But it served to bring the message
I wanted sent to you.
Your eyes, my good wife tell me,
Your smile, too, is a sign,
That you recall the letter
To you, my Valentine.
Today, my dear, it's fifty years
Since that first Valentine;
We'll toast the February saint
And days of Auld Lang Sync.