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BATTLE IS OPENED
ON RIVAL HUSTINGS
Taft Starts Campaign With Speech to Maryland
Editors, While Roosevelt Begins His Fight
for Votes in New England.
AT OLD PARTIES
He Can See in Them Nothing
But Boss-Ridden Organizations,
Which Hold Out No Hope
to Common People, While
Progressive Party Is
Providence, R. I. August 1??With
rhorlni? and songi an.I prayer, the
Progressive party's national >.aui
I'?lgh was opened h.ere to-night.
Theodore Roosevelt raun to Rhode
Island; which he described ns a boss
rlddcn State, to open the campaign,
and received a welcome, which, as
1"- put It. would have done credit to
K nsi a
Wh'-n the Colonel reached Provi?
dence ,-,t .1 o'clock, he found several
thousand persons masS'-J In the
aqua re before the railroad station
and on the ?treet leading to bin ho
tol The crowd hloi'ked tne way and
? heered him until he stood up In his
automobile and mode a speech He
halted n second tlm^ In front of the
City Hall and made another address.
Ttirir hours later Colonel RoOscVeR
Hood on the stage nt Infantry Hall
laughing and waving his hands at
the crowd which "as wodged into the
big building For several minutes the
people cheered The band played pa?
triotic airs and the Colonel beat time.
Outsldt th? building we're hundreds
-who w? re unable to get In. When the
din finally dted away. Colonel Roose
e Island Men ho
r.is movement is go;
It is just u iriOvehy
i.-, ted with me. T
going on just as s-.
Is a r?-a( moveme
t the needs and hea
>f the United States.
rt thut 1 httVt had
s 1 hive brought it'
year's earilet than
in an) how. The n
up th' li minds that there must be a
new party which should deal with live
inues Instead of d^ad ones.
\ Rerenaaeul Party.
"This Is a permanent movement It
I t permanent psrtv. a new party.
Cvery man who does not want the
l i rs< . to rule, whom we can get at. Is
I - Ihg to bfc tor us The only difficulty
is in i;i (tins at enough of them."
i oionel Roosevelt kept his audience
in a happy mood with epigrammatic
remarks which he interjected Into his
"The bo^s in private life could not
Ii k you ir. the fact without grinning
if you called him a servant of the
p. ople," he said.
At another time he compared the
Republican and Democratic parties to
h pair of wolves with the voter as a
"When '.v. j w.olves fight for a sheep."
t-.-.id he, 'each wolf dislikes llio other,
but there is not any benefit to the
'.-heep In that dislike."
The Colonel said he was taking a
more advanced stand constantly as he
went forward with the new party
"As this movement develops." he de?
clared. ? Instead of being less radical, I
have grown more radical. | am ready
to go further than the platform.''
in his prepared speech, Colonel]
ROOseveli assall'd the Republican and
Democratic parties and dUcutsed the
tarlfT and the currency questions. j
He declared that the ordinary voter
had nothing to hope for through the!
succesi of either the Democratic or
Republican parties, which 1.' asserted
are equally boss-ridden.
On the way fiom New York. Colonel
Roosevelt spoke to a crowd at Stam
"If you aren't tit to govern your?
selves." lift said, "stay in either
of the old parties If j oil intend to
show thai as American citizens you
have the powers to rule yourselves,
then come with us."
Colonel Roosevelt epeiit th.- night
In Providence, and In the morning will
go to Boston to deliver an address at
Colonel ROOseveli said III part;
"1 take pecullai pleasure in making
my first speech ?s nominee "f the Pro-j
gresslve party here in Rhode Island ]
\ on have suffered, as In my owni
State of New \ "i k WO have suffered,
from hosR politics In the most extreme
form of development. The Progressive
movement Is aimed at the rotten ma?
chines, tlie rotten boss systems of both!
parties. Only by supporting the Pro?
gressive party can you strike any r-f-j
tec live blow against boss rule and ma?
chine and ring politic; In the United
Choice tletvreen flosses.
"The success of /nr.. Democratic na-i
th n il ticke t nv ans er, homing In pow?
er one set Of bosses, the sue ess. of the
Republican ticket mean:, enthroning
in power the other set of bosses. Tho
effort at this time to rebuke tints set of
gOStOS by voting for the candidate of
the other set of bosses is bound to re-j
suit In mere futility.
"The differences between the men
who really dominate the two parties
ere merely the differences between 1
great corporation attorneys who for I
the moment represent, different corpo
rations, but win, come together in?
stantly against any movement which is
meant to establish the peioilt: as over
both. Try to punish one ..''t of de?
fenders oi the political and Industrial
privilege by occasionally voting for
the notnlnce of the other sot Is to Play
into the handa of both. We IVogrcS
(Contlnucd on Second Page.)
TAFT MAKES PLEA
FOR FAIR FIGHT
He Wants Doubting Ones to Get
Oft the Fence and Be Republi?
cans, or Go Over, Bag and
Baggage, to the Progres?
Washington. August is.?President
Taft to-day mode his first political
[ speech since he was notified of his re
j nominal'.!!. Addressing members ot
I th.- Maryland Republican Editorial
! Association at the white House, he
declared bluntly that presidential elec?
tors were "dishonest men" if they lot
Uu-lr names a pear on the Republican
I ballot and intended lb vote for the can?
didate another party. He asserted
'tl.it those wlio were not for the He
, .in puny were against it anu
should g.-t out of the way.
i "All w. ask Is a fair light A man
uahot be In a Republican party and
In a third patty at the same time, and
should be compelled to make his selec?
tion,'' said the President
Wants ? lenvaKe < 1,-nr.
"Regularity, 01 feeling of regular
j ity, ami respect for the Republican
party for what it has done and for
'what It is capable of doing arc going
i to bring dvet into the It'publican
! party many a man who has been doubt
I ful, and It Is going to Increase that
number In my judgment as we Bp
\ preach the election. It Is therefore es?
sential that we make the cleavage as
clear as It can be, su that those who
are Republicans snail he Republicans,
and those who are with the bolters
shall hear their name ant title and
not be Republicans and bolteis. be?
cause they cannot be?at least, they
ought not to be. In all fairness."
?Some of the editors told the Presi?
dent that .Ither the electors cbos/n for
the Republican ticket it, Maryland
would declare their intention to sup?
port him or a new St nie convention
would be held to make new selections.
He said h- fell sur.. XUrfUnd would
j take long steps in the right direction
The President began his speech with
la brief summary of what tht Republi?
can party stands for. He raid:
: "We are Republicans. That mean*
I that we believe in certain principles;
that we lit III ve in the Constitution of
the United States, that we believe In
' maintaining that Constitution that we
! bellevt in progress along the lines that
Constitution Indicates, We are pro
' tectloniats, and ive are in favor of
maintaining the present prosperity by
maintaining a tariff system which
shall preserve business as it goes
on now. and .?hall secure as
high wages as possible to the wage
earners, a.td a reasona-U- profit to |
those who invest their capital. Those :
two propositions cover a good deal of
.Inks < liniiee for Pair Fight.
"Relng a party, we are anxious to I
have the opinions thnt our party rep?
resents put into force in the operation
of the government. The only way we
can do that is by electing a Congress
and a President who will carry them |
out Now, that means that we have to
be a sihgW p irty, and not a part or]
two parties. I don't think we ire
unfair in asking that we be given a
? harre for a fair fight and in counting
those agi:ln?t us who are not with us. .
To have a man on both sides of the !
? ghl when Wu are on one side is tin- I
comfortable, . specially when he is be- I
"Before the convention it is .-,11 right I
that we should differ as to the men
best ounlltied to represent us as Repub- j
Hearts In carrying out the principles of
the party. But after the convention 1
each voter's Influence should carry its
proper and proportionate weight in!
the election of the party's candidate." j
In Three Months J."s:< Persona \re
Killed on Itnllronds.
Wshitigton. August IS?Railroad ac?
cidents and 'tie casualties resulting,
were on the increase during the throe ,
months whi.-h ended March 31. The
quarterly accident bull, tip Issued by
the Interstate Commerce Commission:
to-day shows 2,383 persons were killed
and 20,199 wer,. Injured,
in train accidents 2fi7 persons v ere i
killed and I.7SS were Injured, an in- i
create of 121 killed, and 1,555 Injured,
as compared with tho corresponding 1
quarter of 1911.
Of the 2.383 fatalities. 1.116 were!
suffered by trespassers, persons using ]
railroad tracks as thoroughfares or 1
those stealing rides. !
M assacre Reported
rettlnje, Montenegro, August in, j
?Terrible reports gained circula?
tion In the capital to-nlghl of no
other mUHsacro of t bristinns by
Mohammedans lu Albania.
\ band of Mohammedan A mauls,
supported l>> Turkish Croups, to?
day attacked a section of (be Chris?
llan population In the lleranii Dis?
trict of Alltunlu, Mhl.'h lies close ,
rled oft' iiy the Molinmuiednna.
A lleree tip.lit ensued, mid Women 1
and children ore reported to lime |
been murdered by wholesale. M?n>
nirls were made captives mid car?
ried oft' b) the Moliim-.niduns.
\ Inrvc number of Christian*, und
their families have lied the terri?
tory and tnken refuge In Monte?
The government has ordered
tienernl \ ukotles to proceed ?? the
frontier and personally tube charge
of the sltiiiitlon In nil effort <<>
iiiiilnf nln order.
Criticisms of Curriculum
Are Referred to School
FULLER AND GUNST
Common Council Adopts Resolu?
tion Recommending That In?
coming Council Continue In?
quisition of Method of Con?
ducting Public School
Claiming 'hat lack of time had pre?
vented .. complete Investigation, tho
report of the Special Committee on In?
vestigation "f the Public Schools has
In it many criticisms of the curriculum
and methods of the schools, and the
accompanying resolutions, adopted by
the Common Council last night, trans
mi* the report and stenograp.de rec?
ord of evldc nee to the School Board for
consideration and recommend that tho
i Incoming City Council continue the In
i qulsltlon. The report was submitted
to the Couhi 11 at tue end of u long
j and busy session about 11 o'clodK, and
was icted on within an hour, the dis
position Icing to shut off deb?tv,. Five
members ot the committee?Messrs.
PollOi k. Kaln, Umlauf, Mitchell and
Hirschberg?sighed the report of the
committee. Councilman Edward It.
Fuller presented an extended statement
i of dissenting views, highly cornmend
j Ing the schools, and in this Alderman
; Marx llunst concuiied. although ho
, also recommended that the inquiry he
continued as to matters which tn? com
mittel hus ;.ot yet investigated.
Work of Laymen, .Not Educators.
I Chairman 1'oltock. speaking for ^he
. committee of Investigation, concede"
that th? work had been done by lay?
men, not educators, but he express, d
the belief that if prosecuted It would
yet prove of real bene-ftt to the schools
and to the community. The School
Hoard, he held, should be In closet
touch with the Council, and the latter
should make mori careful examination
of expenditures. ?,f city money,
Mr. Fuller call-id attention to some
alleged discrepancies . between the
uriteiiinits In the committee'j leport
I and tho ftCnographis evidence, hold?
ing that some of the conclusions Were
not supported by sufficient proof. Ho
was ot opinion that th? bgiuUon and
long continuation of the investigation,
with the friction it had generated, had
brought about a condition in the
schools that is deplorable.
Nut xVorne Tlinu others.
Mr Blake proposed striking out the
second clause of th< resolution In re
j gard to referring the papers to the in
j coming Council, holding that that body
1 would be amply able t0 protect the
' interests ol the people. Mr. Umlauf,
of the committee, stated that while con
Editions Were as the repo: t had describ?
ed, he was led to believe that the Rich?
mond schools arf not worse than those
of many large, cities. The expert tes?
timony of Commissioner ClaXton and
others, he staled, he considered of lit?
tle value. Mr. Brown moved to lay all
pupers on the table, which was reject?
ed. Mr. Blake's motion to strike out
the second clause was rejected, and the
resolutions submitted by the commit?
tee were adopted, 10 to ?. as follows;
Ayes?Messrs. Batklns. Cowman,
Butler. Fergusson. Madden. Hlrtch
bi rp. Hube.-. Jones. Miller. Pollock. J.
C. Powers. .7. T. powers. Rurliffe. Rop?
ers. Selph, Sullivan. Umlauf, Yonder-,
Noes?Messrs. Blake. Bradley. Brown i
Fuller, GUI. Powell. IVeade, Peters ? 5. j
Absent?Messrs. Boschen. Burke
Cease, llobfon, Lumsdcn, Mills, Pinner
Pollard, Richard?, Richardson, Sea ton
Text of Resolutions.
Following I? the full text of the!
-He It resell cd by the Council of
the city of Richmond, tlir Hoard of
Alileirnicn cnncllnrl ug:
1. Thai the i Ity < terk he. nuil In
hereby, Instructed to make und irau
niH to the Board of School Trustees,
of the city of Riebmond n copy of the
report of the Special Joint Committee
on Investigation of the Public Schools'
Department tor such consideration na
Ibnt body nmy desire In give the
S. That the snld City t'lerk be, nod
Is hereby, further Instructed to trinn
mlt it copy of the said Special Com
nilftcc/a report and tlie pupers uc
companylng same, together ?Ith the
transcript of evidence token In the
luvestlsatlon by snhi body, to the ln
comluK 1 nuncll, ><> .ad that said
i ouncll may pursue the Investigation
am ordered under the Joint resolution
rrontliu: the sold Special Committee.
Report of Committee.
The report of the committee follows
iteport of Committee.
Richmond V.l.. Aug. in. 1312.
To the Common Council;
Gentlemen,?i'our special joint com?
mute which was directed to make cer?
tain Inquiries Into the school system
of the city of Richmond, beg leave to
report as follows:
1. The first Inquiry under said res?
olution is 'as to a number of 'the
teachers and supervisors of the public
schools bCIng paid In excess of what
they should l.e for services rendered
by them." Your committee regret to
advis.- that lack of time prevented
their Investigation of this most Im?
'-'. Your committee was likewise pre.
vented from investigating the pro?
priety of asking proper legislation to
vest greater power In the School Board
of the. city, ami to minimize the con?
trol by the State Board of Education.
The Investigation of this important
matter, your committee feels should l>e
prosecuted, hut the fact that this Coun?
cil Is about to go out of being, makes
it necessary thai this incomplete re
(COntfnucd on Third Pnge.i
in \ irtois i \ im \< it
\l\ NORFOLK AM? WESTERN RY.
Train leinrs Hyrd Street Station 8:1'? A.
M. rvcry Sunrtsy. rrirrylnt; n llirmigh coach
to Virginia Urach without chases.
La Follette Bitter in His
HE HAS NO USE
FOR NEW PARTY
Will Continue His Fight for Pro
gressiveism Within Republican
Ranks "Till Be'l Rings and
Curtain Falls"?Gives Vent
to Picturesque Outburst
on Floor of Senate.
Washington, August lt. ? In a pic?
turesque, spontaneous outburst during
debate on the Presidents "wool tariff
veto" in the Senate, Senator I^a Fol
1< tie t< -day attacked ti.. new Progres
I slve party, and sw-or? new allegiance
I to progressive Republicanism,
i The original insurgent, quivering
I with emotion, with clenched hands and
; strained face, poured out a tlood of Im?
passioned oratory that kept the lloor
(and galleries of the Renate rapt and
silent. Senator La Follctte assured
his asso tatet thai he Intended to
"ke>p up th. tight in th, Republican
patty to make that parts really pro
, resslve1' and to "keep on until the last
bell tings and the curtain falls."
After reviewing briefly the trust re?
cord of Colonel Roqievi It. S-nator La
Fallette declared that tri- former Pres?
ident was "not the man to find the
way out now." He as er ted that "no
obstacle dragged across the path of
the progtesilve movement In the Re?
publican party can now stop Its ad?
He declared that when the Republi?
can party, through Its progressive as
? lates, hjd reached a point where it
would "respond to the purposes for
which It was born, an attempt is made
at Chicago to divert it."
I Senator Stone asked Mr. La Follelte
whether he meant the nomination of
1 President Taft, or the nomination of
! ex-President Roosevelt
[ "I am awfully surprise!." began Sen
'ator La Kollette, "that 1 left the Sen?
ator from Missouri In doubt. I hope
i I did not leave doubt tu the mind of
1 any one else."
Ho continued: "On the day that
Theodore Roosevelt was made Presi?
dent of the l.'nitcd States there were
j its trusts and combinations in the
I'nlted States. When he turned thl
gove.mment over to. William Howard
Taft there were lO.OiO plants in com?
binations. When he became President
these trusts had an aggregate capi?
talization of $?.000,000,000, and when
he left the presidency, they had an ag?
gregate capitalization of $31,0.
' 000, and more than TO per cent of It
"Their power has gone on growing
and spreading. There has i..-, n no dim?
inution in the present administration.
Tlie present administration has sought
to apply the Sherman antitrust law
more vigorously than Its predecessor,
but the time to have applied the Sher?
man antitrust law effectively was in
the infancy of these trusts, when there
were only 119.
"I don't believe that the man who
was President for seven years while
the greatest trust growth occurred, at
the very time of all times In the his?
tory of the Sherman antitrust law. It
could have beep made potential in de?
terring trust Organization?I do not
think that the man who was President
then is the mar. to tlnd the way out'
Then, turning to Senator Stone. Sen-!
ator La Follctte inquired:
"Does that answ.-r the Senator from
"That does fairly well," responded
Senator Stone dryly, amid the laugh?
ter of the Senate.
After declaring that none of the
trusts was his friend. Senator La Fol?
"So I have no George \V. Perkins
and no Munsey supporting me. It la
practl.-ally my single-handed tight that
I have been waging for twenty-five
years, and \ am going to keep on |
until the h,ll rings and the curtain]
Senator La Fpllette's outburst came
without warning to thu Senate, lie arose
to make an analysis of the President's
veto message on the wool bill, but
he had spoken scarcely a dosen words
when the break came. He expressed
the belief that "the redemption of
representative government In thin
country will be accomplished by the
The Senator declared that he would
not stop tlie fight until the "Reputi
licans In the House of Representa?
tives and In the Senate and each of
the Legislatures are truly progres?
sive 1 am going to keep the Ight
in the Republican party. I think that
is the best instrument through which
"Now. when It If the purpose tn
~~ (Continued on Seventh Page.?
Printer of 1 35 Pounds
Has Bride of 660 Pounds
New York, August 10.?Minn Al?
pine Dllteb. welgbl itttu pounds,
one married ??> Brooklyn to-duy to
I.ouls II. liken, weight 133 pounds,
by Alderman Jesse Moore nnd
James Mart nie. who weigh Hot)
pounds each. The blushing bride,
who "ore thirty-sis yards of pule
blue silk for ii dress and n fiiur
tccn-lneh bracelet, ?n? supplied h>
the urroom with n wedding rlnjr the
sl/e of ii niipklu rlnir. The wetl
rilng took place In the nldermanie
commit tee room ot the borotifrh "f
Brooklyn, nnd ?von the result of n
s!\ years' courtship. Mr*, liken,
who Is I.um? n ns "Beautiful Allee"
at tone? island, is the principal
attraction In n museum nl the bench
resort. Her husband is (, brave
He Will Hear Rosenthal Murder Case
JUSTICE JOHN NV. GOPF.
EDITORS tMY PAY
?BIT 10 WILSON
Governor Likes Idea Which Is
broached to Him by
"FEELS LIKE A CAMPAIGN'"
rs Arc Organized and
Battle Is Gaining
Seagirt n .1 , August 16.?Democra?
tic editors throughout the country soon
may be Invited to gather at Seagirt
for a conference with Governor \Vood
row Wilson. Josephus Daniels, na?
tional commltteeman from North Caro.
Una and chairman of the comtttee on
publicity, hail a long talk with the
Governor to-night, in which he broach?
ed the plan for a meeting of editors
of Democratic and Independent paper*,
the time to coincide with the annual
meeting of the American Xevspapor
Publishers Association in New York
"I like th,. Idea very much." said
Governor Wilson to-ulght In comment?
ing on Mr. Daniels' scheme.
With Mr. Daniels to-nlghl came Wil?
liam G. McAdoo. vice-chairman of the
campaign committee. They told the
Governor thai Chairman McComhs, who
Is 111. would he ablo to be at work
again in about two weeks.
? It's beginning to feel li!<e a cam?
paign," .said tin- Oovtrnor to-night
after this conference with Mr. Daniels
and Mr. McAdoo. "We aro organized
and are getting momentum."
The two visitors brought the Gov?
ernor a report m.ido by George M.
Calmer, Democratic Slat* chairman,
in New York, after a visit to every
senatorial district in New York, de?
ciding ih.,1 th. Wilson forces held
the State safe.
The Governor also received a re?
port made by Fred B. Lynch, na?
tional commltteeman in Minnesota,
stating that while the Roosevelt
movement was strong, the Wilson
forces "would carry the. State."
The Governor announced that he
had accepted an invitation to speak
on August 10 before the Plattdcitscher
VolSfeSt Verein at Hobokcn N. J.. and
also would make an address at th.'
New York State Fair at Syracuse on
Septemb? r i .'?
To-morrow will be New Jersey day
nt Seagirt. Ppeel.tl trains have been
arranged to carry delegations and
marching clubs from various parts of
the Stale. Governor Wilson will speak
at noon '
LOSES ANOTHER CONTEST
Hut Negro I? Still Drawing Money for
Washington. August 16.?Reprosen
sentattve Legate Democrat, of South
Carolina to-day was declared by the
Hons'' entitled to his seat, and a con?
test by An t on T. PrlOle?U, a negro, was
Prlolcau, a Republican, has it 1 <-?t con?
test.-, in svery congressional election In
the First South Carolina District for
l*ntil the contest before the present,
one. ho WOS allowed $2,000 for expenses
In presenting each case. Then the
sum was materially reduced.
Members of the Elections Committee
to-day Intimated that they Mould
further reduce the amount.
FILM FIRMS SUED
Action Brought to Dissolve So
Called Moving Picture
DECLARED TO BE MONOPOLY
Combine Alleged to Control
.More Than 70 Per Cent of I
Philadelphia, ajsusi lti.?"in- Fed?
eral government attacked the go-called
moving picture trust In a civil suit tiled
to-day tor the dissolution of the
Motion Picture Patents Company and
the General Film Company. Ten prom?
inent m< vlng picture til 111 concerns are
accused of combining to monopolize the
ibusincss, .yen to the extent of in-'
creasing or decreasing the number of
motion picture theatres In which they
hav? no proprietary interest.
The following corporations and in- I
dlvidUals, who are officers or directors,
are named defendants:
Motion Picture Patent Company,
General Film Company, Ilograph
Company. Thomas a. Edison (.Incor?
porated), EsSahary Film Manufactur?
ing Company, The Kalem Company
(Incorporated I. George, Kleine, Lubln
Manufacturing Company, Melles Manu?
facturing Company. Pathe Frerea, Th?
S.llg polyscope Company. The Vita
graph Conipany of America. Armal
Moving Picture Company, Prank L
Dyer. Henry N. Marvin. J. .T. Kennedy
William Pelzcr. Samuel Long. J. a.
Berst, Belgmund Lubln, Gasion Melles,
Albert 1". Smith. George K. Spoor and
Wi N. Sell*
Each of the defendants i? alleged to
have overstepped the lawful monopoly
granted by their patents, and the pe?
tition asks that several complicated In?
terlocking license restrictions, tying
patents together, be ordered canceled.
Th>- government charges thai un?
reasonable and oppressive restrain*
and conditions have been arbitrarily
Imposed bn the manufacturer and leas?
ing of Ulms and machines, depriving
the public of the advantages of com?
petition, especially the competition 01
foreign lilms. the Importation of Which
is alleged to be restricted
Sigurd l>> \V Ickers bam.
Edwin v. Grosv nor. special assistant
to the Attorney-General, who has
charge of the pending anti-trust suit
against the International llarvestor
Company, made an exhaustive Investi?
gation of thi moving plot pro business,
drawing the petition tiled to da! by
United Stales Attorney lohn C swnrr
lev. In addition, the hill Is sighed by
I Att?rh?v-Genernl Wlckorshum and
James ,\. Fowler, bis assistant.
The government's petition says >be
'tween 2,500,000 and 3,000,000 feet or
pictures are printed each week by
manufacturers and distributed to tlm-j.
1 sands Of exhibitors all over the 1'nlteel
States. The government declare s t hut
a sum greatly in excess of $ioo.noo.uno
h?s been Invested In the different
branches of the business.
The defendants control. It is added,
from seventy to eighty per cent of the
him business, furnishing approximately
The . Motion Picture Patents Com?
pany, organized In New Jersey in Slp
tember, I0OS, Is tue holding company
of all the motion picture patents of
the def. nd.nits, other than collecting
and distributing royalties among the
defendants, the bill says, the patents
company's only business in the bring?
ing Of lawsuits under the patents !'.
I holds. Hundreds of suits have been
brought, It Is added, "to harass and
1 (Continued on Ninti, PuTse-)
OF "VICE TRUST"
Profits of Crime Com?
bine Are Traced to
ON TIP FROM ROSE
Other Lines o? Graft Also Havo
Been Uncovered in Connection
With Rosenthal Murder Case.
Justice Goff Is Desig?
nated to Preside at
New York. August 16.?Pending the
arrival here of Sum Schepps, the ma?
terial witness whom the grand Jury
wishes to hear beforo handing down
Indictments in the Romenthal murder
case, tho district attorney's ofllco Is
centring Its attention on police graft
from disorderly houses.
It devoleped to-day that the raids
last night upon eighteen resorts was
the result ot a tip by Jack Rose, th?
gambler, whose confession resulted In
tho Indictment of Police Lieutenant
Charles Becker on the charge of In?
stigating th* Rosenthal murder.
Jack Sullivan, one of the Romenthal
prisoners, according to the informa?
tion given by Rose, was a collector oC
graft from these houses which aro
declared to be operated by trtu "vice
Although the surface result of the
raids was the holding of only four al?
leged proprietresses on $1.000 ball
each. Assistant District Attorney Smith
says he Is In the possession of evi?
dence to-night showing where tho
graft collect?-? from tho "trust" went.
He has traced It, bo .-ays. to police in?
spectors. Th.- payments amounted, Mr.
Smith said, to about $2,500 a month, or
on the basis of a month for twen?
ty-live houses running steadily.
Craft Is going to the police adso from
two other combinations of "higher
class." Mr. Smith said, one controlled by
an Kast Side gang leader, whose name
lias been mentioned in the Ivosonthal
AVmunn Acts As Collector.
Mr Smith also has Ihr- name of a,
?Oman, the wife of one of th? prison?
ers held tor the. Rosenthal murder,
against whom, he r.ays. he hag evi?
dence that she was n collector of dis?
orderly house graft for Becker.
According tu Information obtained
by agents of the Society for the Pre?
vention of Crime, the "trust" raided
hist nicht, known as the "big ilvj."
nets annual profits Of $50,000 over Its
graft payments and controls about 1.
Liui women. The graft, it was said, was
paid directly to police Inspectors by*"
the "trust" Itself, and not by the Indi?
vidual houses. While thorn wag no
fear of raids by the police, It was said
the "trust" feared tho Society for tho
Prevention of Crime and the district
attorney's office, and for this reason
always k^pt several of its houses va?
cant as "Jumping" houses In cafe oth?
ers were closed up.
Coincident with th*s? revelations.
Police Commissioner Waldo to-day re?
duced Inspector Cornelius O. Hayes to
the rank of captain, and suspended
him pending his trial on charges that
the inspector stated that Commission?
er Wad ) directed him not to obtain
evidence against disorderly houses, ex?
cept by order of the commissioner, nnd
that he failed to suppress disorderly
houses In his district.
Beside the announcement that Sam
Schepps would not be brought Into
Xew York until early Monday morn?
ing, the principal development In the
Rosenthal case to-day was the discov?
ery by representatives of the. district
attorney of two more bank accounts of
Lieutenant Pecker. The names of tho
hanks were not made public, but thei
amounts totalled about $101000. it was
learned, making the aggregate de?
posit* about $7.S.oilf>.
District Attorney Whitman left to?
day for Manchester. Vermont, to visit
his family over Sunday.
(.off W III Preside.
New Y'ork. August 16.?At the re?
quest of District Attorney Whitman,
Governor Dlx to-day designated Jus?
tice John Vt". t'iotT to presldo at an ex?
traordinary term of the Supreme Court',
to be held in New York September ?.
? for a speedy and vigorous prosecution
of indictments which may be found'
as a result of the Rosenthal investi?
Mr Whitman to-day hopefully
awaited word from Methiieh. Mass. re
Karding Harry Horowitz, known as
"Oyp the Blood." and Louis Bosens
wolg, alias "Lofty Louie." Four de?
tectives are searching Methuen for
the men, who sent a telltale postcard
to "Bridglc" Webber Webber received
the postcard yesterday. Inedosed in an
envelope lie tore up the envelope.
The card rood!
"Dear Pal.-?Do the best you can.
We are all rlgnt. Your pals.
"L. and Q."
The imprisoned gambler showed the
card to his counsel, Max Steuer, say?
ing that lie ? isc Or.vinced Hut it was
"Lefty Louie's'.' writing Mr. steutr
Informed the states attorney and
prison keeper and combed the toll for
the hits of turn envelope, which, allot*
much trouble, was reconstructed from
the pieces. The envelope showed that
lc had been mailed from Methuen,
Mass.. en Wednesday night
?.end Koitr Detectives.
District Attorney Whitman tele?
phoned to Deputy police Commissioner
Dougherty, who at once sent four de?
tective to Methuen. There were re
ports to-da) tiiat Horowitz has rela?
tiv, s In Methuen..
A reward of $?,000 has been offsrod
'by District Attorney Whitman for tha
capture of tho two men. Tho money
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