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N. Y. POLICE GRAFT SI
. New York, Sept. 10, The po
lice graft situation is some tan
gled proposition today.
' May6r Gaynor says he'll tell
what he durn pleases when he
gets on the stand before the al
dermanic committee of investiga
tion, and that he isn't going to
answer any questions.
When the alderman wanted to
know why, Gaynor told them.
Oh.'yes, he told them.
"You're a lot of grafters your
selves," he said. "How can
grafters investigate grafters $
Huh?" - ;
Whereupon the aldermanic
committee had fits ail over the
room, and desired to know what
Gaynor meant. And again. Gay
nor "told 'em.
"You've been grafting from
the newsboys," he said. "You've
been taking money for giving
news stand permits. You're a
fine lot of grafters to sit in judg
ment on the police."
At this point, Alderman Cur
ran,, chairman of the committee,
began breathing fire, blood, thun
der and libel suits.
"Go ahead with your libel
suits,' said Gaynor. "I've got the
'goods on you."
"Curran subsided and went
home. The other aldermen sat
around and looked uncomfort
able, and" asked each other what
they had ever done to deserve
' The aldermanic committee
yrent into full session again at 2
o'clock this afternoon, and sat
down to struggle with the all-im-
TUATION IN A TANGLE
portant question i
How are aldermen going to,
make a mayor testify when said
mayor says said aldermen can go
They hayen's found the answer,
yet. , t ;
Meantime, the prosecutor was
having troubles of its own wjtti'
Pblice Inspector Hayes, whorri'
Waldo, the society man commis
sioner of police, says is a liar.
Hayes, when on the carpet,be
fore Waldo, was asked why he
had not reported the open houses
in the tenderloin.
"Do you want me to answer
before all these men?"" Hayes
"Now," said Attorney Farley
today, "just what did you mean
by that evasive question, Mr.
"I'll tell you," said Hayes, mak
ing himself more comfortable and
leaning over in the witness chair
so he could talk confidentially to
Farley. "There were four other
inspectors in the room at the
time. I wanted to know if Com-,
missioner Waldo wanted me to
tell right out before them how I
had been ordered to .make out
Here Farley became exceed
ingly embarrassed and red in the
face and abrutly changed the line
Every other inspector m the de
partment is to be called to prove
Hayes a liar. The only trouble is
no one knows how those other in
spectors will testify
Attorney Mclntyre, for Lieut.