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WKATllRiH rinndy to-nlnhl and Tharadnn colder.
H 1 Hlllt I londr In-nluhl anil I tint.. I ,, i colder.
fc U I M WIN.
Sdza Possession of Susque
hanna Coal Docks Across
River at Shady Side.
Onslaught So Fierce That the
Detectives and'Pollce Could
Not Check It
One Erie Railroad ddtoottre was
hot dead and five others were
wounded one mrrtally In a desper
ate battle between deteetlTea and a
mob of 250 striken. In New Tors,
Susquehanna and Western Railroad
Company's coal docks at Sbadyslde.
near Edgcwater, If. J.. lte this after
Che strikers drove the small band of
rftllrnr.d detectives and the helpless po
licemen of lid ge vvn ter Off the canal
-locks and remained In triumphant pos--.slin
of the place, deneral SupL
Htone of the Erie Railroad wired the
I tlng-Oovernor iof New Jersey for the
allinl out of the mllltla.
The man who was itllled was Cant of
Oetecttvi A. J. Craw of Blmlra, N. 1
The others who were wounded In the
foray were .Tuiru'S A. Kvrrson of Jersey
City, Inepector of Detectives William
C13S5 nf Pa-ssaic Park, Lteutenant of
Detectives Kane of Mlddletown. X. Y
Jacob Lasher of Xo. 366 Vtst Fou.h
street. New York, and C. Mallory; the
latter SO seriously wounded that he
may die.
Trouble began at the coal dockB yes
terday when one man wa ehot at the
outset of the strike Initiated by the re
fusal of the rallroSM to advance tn pay
of the strikers. The works wore tempo
rarily closed dcWn yesterday, out this
afternoon two scows, carrying etrlke
tareafcers. ware piloted up the river to ths
Shady side docks by ths ferryboat Rldge-
wood. The strfkers. to the number of
250, were watting on a Palisades cliff,
watching for thi move to be made.
Before the scows had discharged their
pasiena-eri at one docks three rlflle
hots were directed at them from the
nllfts. and the strikers, most of them
armed with rifles, shotguns and revol
vers, charaed In a mass down tihe cliff
to tfhe railroad yards and the dooks be
hind them
Three Bdcewater pollosmen tried to
cheek them at the gates of the ysrde
but were swept aside. Then Copt.
Craw stepped forwaid and tried to
check the leaders. One man shot him
through the head and as he fell stepped
up and fired another bullet Into his
The other detectives a dozen or more
emptied their revolvers at the orowd
and started to give ground.
General Superintendent Stone was
spotted by the rioters and several shots
were fired at him while he ran for p.-o-.t'
Uon behind the buddings clustered
ihout the coal hoists. Then the fighting
ie"Hme general and the other detectives
vere brought down by the shots of the
KatrSStlni to an adjoining dock and
irr ing ti ii wounded with them, the
,, ... abandoned the coal dock to
the strtl srs. Crnr wet put on a tug.
Srhten started at in Speed for Jersey
hstors 11 Is ndlug wiis '
oner rr m were put on
tiiksn to Saok3ut4cc I
e longed I" 1 1 Darken- I
T'"NIS, Pe Iti The world! altl
tude record for aeroplanes was beaten
to-day by Roland Q. Garros, the French
.viator, who amended 1,11 metres (ap
proximately 1 3.0na feetl. The flight
asted II lain u t s seconds ai.l was
earrled out In clear weather.
World nullum- im-,u baths,
sissy, 'i.'i' ""lb with prints rooms, i
tutor toil M.ni.ur,. Chliui.xllst la ituudsa
m Part Bss. sett BbmUis Brill ss-asrt.
Cenrrlsht. 111. or
ITS new
"Webber Lies When He Says
There Was No Conspiracy,"
Declares Chief Informer.
Pacing ths aianh at Ar-earns last
night with an E raising World reporter,
Jack Rose totd the story of ths Rosen
thal murder plot in more detail than tt
has ever been told before. His oon
tempt for "Brtdsjds" Webber, who re
pudiated his sworn testimony yesterday
and then tried to deny the repudiation,
was freely expressed. Rose looks upon
himself as ths upholder of the confes
sion, and be resents any Imputation
against It.
He told the story as be had mot
told It even to ths Dlstrlet-Attor-Bsy,
or ea the witness stand,
bsoauss thsre the laws of srlAsaee
bad ruled It eat, Be told of sarins;
Bsoksr from himself a desen times;
of ths war "Jack" olllran carried
tales from Becker to nvosenthal and
back; of Becker's demand that
Rosenthal be killed; of his efforts
to "stall off" Beoker and patob up
ths quarrel; of Webber's entrance
on the scene; of the gunman or
dered out te kill by Webber; of bis
surrender and what took place be
fore Dougherty ; of his days In ths
Tombs "sitting tight" sad waiting
for aid; of bow he found Bscksr
hod agreed to "give him to ths
wolves" and bow ha consented to
turn State's evidence; of his bar
gala with Whitman i of his sorrow
for Bsoksr now and his hats for
Webber, who eras jealous sf him,
and the story of his Intimate deal
ings with the polios and gamblers
for Of tssn years In the underworld.
"Did you see what Brldgle" Webber
said about youT" asked tne reporter.
"See It?" Rose repeated, turning up
the collar of his new expensive over
coat to keep the wind from the back
of his tcl illy bald head, "of course. 1
get everything over the phone. The
Evening World wasn't on tho street
ten mlBUfcM before It was being read
to me down here. Them I went two
stations up the line to do a little tele
phoning." "Well what about It? Vis there any
conspiracy ? Webber says there
" 'Brldgle' Is running to form," ,-epllcd
Rose narrowing his brown eyes, which
look strangely piercing because of the
missing eyebrows.
" 'Brldgle' Webber Is running to form
at last. He has the soul of a rat and
all the cowardice of a rat afraid, and
Ms true colors showed In the final
" 'Brldgle' Is ths one responsible
for ths murder. Z tsll you he Is,
snd X know I Why, my Ood, if
'Brldgle' hsdn't gathered the boys
In his ploos that night and hadn't
broken la on them later oryiag,
'Come oa, hoys, hs's la ths Bfstro
polel' Herman Bosenthsl would be
sure to-day 1
"I was itsl'lru 3ff the shooting.
Brldgle' was paying the boys and urg.
:ng them on. and I tell you he Is re
sponsible, Just a IMieh as poor Charlie
who only wanted Herman killed be-
iCnn'Inued An Fn n.h Page. I
Miles. Lim.
Kramer and Moran IJOB 5
Fye ana arenda 130B S
Pcrchlcot and Eg; 1308 5
Root and Heblr 1305 6
Bntt and rogler 130S 5
Olorkj and Kill l.i 5
w--.mil and Mitten 130f 5
Ciiucron and Waltbour. 1300 (1
Walk and Wells 1305 5
B'ccco and SVrtbot 13?r 5
Srubtch and Collins 1305 5
Carmen and Boftes 1303 5
Kyan and Tkomas 1305 S
later Brothers 13GG 4
Pravious record. 1 S.97 miles. 9 laps,
marts by Fye and Hehlr In 1S08. Bee
Vags 18 for story of the raee.
" Circulation Books Open to AlV
maim " ana .
Property Pledged in Trust Deed
Until January 9, Says
Cot Stegman Elected Chair
man of the Commission on
Sickles 's Refusal to Resign.
UtasJMs to
B. Blokilas to
Oen. Dental
ok row
Btats Monument
mrmtoars of nhat body
election of oAVars St
log, and formally
sor. Got Lawls R.
ae chairmen. Oen. Horatio C King
elected oheirinaji eg the sgisnhsl oosr
mlssdon to arrange New Tork'e pert o
the Oettyanung ssml-cenlinrkvl cetefbre
tton neat Jury. Oen. fltaklea also bad
bean the chairman of this body, wtHoti
Is mads up of the members of the monu
ment nnmmlBSton
Oen. Sickles declined to rsskjn end ts
reported to hare asked ths isnsiili
sVonsrs to Join wish him In a guaranty
bond to he Btven the Btats for 1X7,000,
the sum he has not accounted or as
ohulmaui of ths body.
Following his deposition as chairman
of ths Monument Commission, Oen.
Slofclss gave the State Comptroller a
deed of trust on his property on Fifth
avenue. It provides If Oen. Sscklss
falls to pay back the mJssIng 177,000 by
January 9, the Comptroller shall dis
pose of ths property, apply the proceeds
u his Indebtedness to ths Stats, and
return the balance to him that his other
Indebtsdnesses, a mortgage of 1118.000,
on which ths Bowery Savings Bank has
begun forsclosure proceedings and a
mortgage for 140,000 held by Mrs.
Sickles may bs taken up.
Aroused by the announcement from
Albany that they would be hold re
sponsible In the event Oen. Slokles
failed to pay his t7,000 lndsbiednsss
other members of the organisation pre
pared to-day to fight any more against
them which might be started by At-
torney-Oeneral Caxmody.
Philip J. UcCook, a lawyer at No. 15
William strsst, has been retained by
ths commissioners for ths purpose.
Mr. MoCook is a nephew of Oen.
Anson O. MeCook, a member of ths
"We are not responsible under any
clrcumstsnces," said Oen. Horatio C.
King, a member of the commission. "We
will show that we can put up a good
"Litst June we first learned that Oen.
rllckles's sorounts with the State were
Involved," said Oen. King to-day. "At
that time the amount was 114.000, but
when we asked Oen Sickles sbout It he
satd everything was all right, that the
money was on deposit. Hlnce then ws
have found otherwise. While the State
Comptroller was enleavoiing to get Oen.
Sickles to straighten out the matter we
have been ewually active
"Once wa learned of the true stats of
affairs, we made every effort to
straighten out things
Gov, Dlx wrote the commission some
time ago urging that Oen. Sickles oon
faa ludgment to the State for the
amount he was short and resign from
the commission. But, Instead of straight
ening, matters bscame more langled.
"We appealed to Hen. Sickles to re
sign. 11' refused. Then we decided to
do something the commission had never
done before. We fixed the date of the
meeting as the time for the annual
. b-ei;.in of urtVers - the commission
ni'. ft known an election prior to this
time-mi i iimnedlgtei) named a gue
i SISOI to i be general.
Then n't "t Oen. sickles to g've
iha Statr i deed of trust on his I'.fln
1VI r ue Drops "ty. R is
rovldsd in this
d. e,l tniit If the outstanding inoerueu-
ness of 7,000 Is not pant Of Jan. y, tne
bouse and lots sre to be sold by the
S ate.
Hut the State needn't worry about
Its money. It will get It. all right. We
have attended, lo that," continued oen.
K n-'. "When we flrst learned th' true
Situation last June, the amount was
M,IM; now it is but Hfl.UrO. in. Sickles
paid this .ut of his Income.'"
"Osn. Sickles says It has been ap
praised ai anywhere from tauu.ooo to
1130,000," sal'l Oen. King. "1 under
tind some peraOM have sought It as a
lite lor in apartment-house. I have
hUh hopes It will prove the solution ut
lien. Slcklss'a Uoubles,"
decided oa aa
their Vast asst.
naens4 Bis asuooss-
iigiiani was shotsn
Reading and Other Leading
Shares Sold Many Times
Over Issue in One Year.
Steel, Union Pacific, Erie and
B. R. T. Figure to Wall
Street High Finance.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 1L While,
Wall street bankers looked on with
laughter. Lawrence Beudder, wit
ness before the money trust Invest!
(Mttnc committee, to-ady detailed how
stocks were "Juggled- ty speculators
oo the New Tor Stock Ebrchange.
of a soars of
teaUr ursssfsnrsd em
torn sna aosoxaxtose. It was a snoot strik
ing expose of the alleged "nig
of the big money
la one year.
OooupTtn frost esas for this test!
many store two dosen brokers and bank
are of New Tor. Included ware most
of ths board of managers of ths New
Fork Stock Exchange. Some leugnsa
derisively, whispering; among themselves
aa ths figures flooded mute evidence of
the mammoUh Wall street transactions
in ths leading speculative shares. Some
times their faces flushed. A few broke
out In subdued lsughtsr. One lndlg
nent broker Interrupted the hsssrtng.
I'd Uks to show something else by
those figures," ha said.
Well oome to that to time, retorted
Samuel Untermyer, attorney for tne
Droblng committee.
Bests aad sheets or statistics were
produced by Bawrenoe Soudder, a
UrUeol expert, who aaalyasg'the mors
msnts aad sales of leading stocks ea
langs since lsoe. Ths Ogurss
showed that ths capital otooB ustea
for trade had been sold from sre to
twenty times over In a single year,
iTntermver'a Durpoae was oviosni. It
wss to show that, a very large propor
tion or the principal transootlons In
Wall street are speculative gambling
He used the word "speculative" oon
tlnuslly to referring to the figures.
Most of to-day's hearing was oon
sumsd with the flood of figures.
Striking among the figures were the
records of Reading, Steel and Union Pa
cific. The figures indicated that this
istter stock had been traded In from
four to nineteen times ovsr annually.
When Scudder, who Is a Nsw Tork
accountant, was called to quote statistics
of the Slock Exchange transactions a
stack of documents a foot thick was
produced by the statistician. ,Thsy In
cluded accounts of a dosen leading rail
roads. Industrial and oil stocks.
Scudder got saueh of his information
from stock registers sad transfer
agents of ths companies themselves, In
cluding J. F. Morgan B Oo. and other
fiscal agents.
"Keaning ' transactions ware first
taken up. Including stork trensfsrs on
ths books of the Reading Railroad Itself.
"My purpose In looking the matter
up was to show how maoh stock was
bought for investment and hew much
for spsoulstlTs purposes," sold Soud
"Isn't It a fact that some of the
stock transferred on the books repre
sents fpoeulftttre transfers?" I'nter
myer asked.
"Trfeg,' siild Scudder.
Toe itetdlng Statistics daled hack to
1806. Scudder said 1,400,000 I hires of
Reading st'e-k were listed on 'change,
tf whlcn eiu.bixi were out of the mar
ket. Ths record year for transactions In
Basdlng was lsoe, and In that ysar ths
traasaotlons amounted to 43,064,840
shares, or aproalmattly 44. times ths
total lssus available for market dealing.
The H '' '' i figures showed that
..'!',. M 1 1'"1 chares of the stock were sold
In the market In ISO), and only Ut.wxovu
shares, or M. per cent., transferred on
the company's hooks.
"Then only $0-11 per cent, was for
(t'ontlnlled Oil Second Page.)
COUM l it el.
LAXAlIVt UltolUi) Uuiiua. rano
nui, u only Af "UUi
Sew the listed shares
Goff Grants Stay of Execution
and Fixes Ex-Chamberlain's
Bond at $25,000.
Surety Quickly Given and
Hyde Walks Out of Court
a Free Man.
Charles H. Hyde, former City Cham
berlain of New York, stood ereot and
without a tremor before Justice Ooff In
Extraordinary Term of the Supreme
Court to-day and listened to the barely
audible whisper that oeme from the
lips of the snowy hatred man on the
bench In these words:
"Ths sea tan oa of tale court is
that the aeeussd, Oharlss 71. Hyde,
shall he seat to the state Fsaltsa
teanw aad these ooaOaed for not
lews than two years sad not mors
than three yean and six months."
Hyde, standing at his full height of
mors than six fset and with one hand
supped osssr his ear to catch the faint
ly afbllktat words that mads him a
falsa seats need to strlpae, heard
through to an end the message of his
disgrace. Then with a big hand that
trembled be reached for a handker
chief end mopped his forehead In short
nervous dabs of the linen.
Firs minutes later his counsel, John
B. Stnnchflekl, had bean assured by
Justice Ooff that stay of execution on
the sentence of the Court would be
granted on ths proviso that Hyde file
within tan days notlcs of appeal and
that such appeal be filed with the
Appellate IX rial on fay the flrst Monday
of next April.
Then Justice Ooff adml ted ths for
mer Otty Chamberlain to 128,000 hall
pending ths future decision of the Ap
pellate Division. Hyde and his coun
sel walked swiftly out of ths court
room and up to the bonding clsrk In
ths DlstrtotAttornsy's office to com
plete ths requirements of the bond's
Daniel S. UcXlroy. a Deputy Tax Com
mlsstonsr, was aoosptsd by Dlstrlct-At-tornsy
Whitman as Hyde's bondsman.
Hs pat up a row of houses between Nos.
71 and 7t West Forty-fifth strsst, valued
at 1800,000, and carrying a mortgage of
1800,000, as surety.
When Hyde left the Criminal Courts
ths first man to grasp his hand before
the great orowd assembled was Deputy
Commissioner of Corrsntlon William J.
Wright With Wright and State Sena
tor "Jim" Frawley Hyde got into a
maoh toe and sped uptown.
It was Just 10.B o'clock when Justice
Ooff entered the court room from his
chambers. Dtstriot-Attorney Whitman
was not In court, but Assistant Dto-trlct-Attorneys
Frank Mow aad John
Ktrklaed Clark, who Jointly oon ducted
the sase against Hyde, ware in their
seats. Lawyer S.onob field, now Hyde's
only counsellor, was not la ths court
Clerk Fenny oaBad XAarlss H. Bros
to the bar 1" Ths doer to toe rear of ths
room opened and Hyde walked down the
slate toward tbs bar. His great shoul
dere wider by two spans than those of
tbs avsrags man ware squared back
Uks a soldier's on parade; hie head was
held stiffly.
Hs was dressed in a long black mt-
away coat and trousers of dork mixed
stuff: white silk edging peeped below
the edge of hie waistcoat, a white oar
nation, crisp and freah, was In his but
tonhole. He carried s light overcoat
over his arm and one hand was stuffed
with legal looking papers. It was evi
dent to the most casual glance that
Hyde had carefully groomed himself for
this public appearance even befors a
bar of Justice.
Hyde wslked to his place before the
bar aad began anxiously to sron the
court room for Htanobfteld When he
could not see his lawysr Hyde's anxiety
Increased. He fussed nervously with
the papers In his hand and occasionally
cast an apprehensive glsnoe at Justice
Ooff as If afraid that the Justice might
begUi to Impose sentence when he WSJ
unprotected uy legal aid.
Several minutes passed, during which
Justice Ooff stroked his w hite .hair and
(Umtlnued est Page TwerraJ.
"Circulation Iiooks Open to All."
(Photographed fur The Kvenlns World
by a staff photographer.)
Quinn Fires Two Shots
Charles Mitchell Wave, a
Revolver at Him.
Charles Mitchell, a negro for whom
ths police have been Inuklng since May
1. when he ittibbed Hells Hradford. a
negress, st No. 10 West Ninety-ninth
strest, and made of her a hopeless crip
ple, ssuntered up f'olutnbus avenue this
afternoon trailed by Detuctlve-Sergeant
John cjulnn. of the West One Hundredth
Street Station. Qutnn bud lemxnlsed
The negro entered Julius Ruble's
pawnshop, at One Hundredth street and
Columbus avenue, and began negotia
tions to pawn a handful of parts of
watches. Quinn followed him In und
announced to him that he was under
Drawing a revolver. Mitchell backed
toward the rear of the itore He tmlm.
ed the revolver at the detoctlve. Ijulnn
lost no time. Whipping out his rev olver
he fired two ahots and both landed.
Mitchell staggered to a rear door and
feu into the yard. dead. One of Qutnn's
milieus naji gone rnroutfh nig brain.
The Evening World Prints His
Statement for What
It Is Worth.
Dlstrtot-Attorney Whitman to-day re
ceived the following leter from "Brldgle"
Webber t
Dec. U, 1M2.
Dear Sir: I wish to repeat what 1 said
to you hut night over the telephone
that any statements made In the evening
papers of last night and In the morning
papers of this morning to the effect
thet In sn Interview I Mated that two of
the gunmen got drunk on the night of
the murder, and that I here Sas no ar
rangement for the kill ng of i. ,.- , i.
are absolutely false That all the n'he
tatements which It la Stated t at I in i
are ekSOttltSl) false
The tool 1s that those men, wh-n tln-v
lan-ie i on the boati bsgee i" u.-k ms
questions. 1 told t.'iein thai I w is will
ing to talk to them a out ami il lg n.
cept the Bosenthsl east or (hs Meeker
case or th- I the 'our glut men 1
that upon that subject I h.td nothing to
say. These men kept on taking W8
ueet'.ons. My wife begged the II to leave
nie alone. 1 whs In a very noi .on. con
dition, but they kept on Baking ' sim
ply looked at ihe.ee men and said noth
ing. Any time you wish tne to mnl-.e an affi
davit to thiM effect I shall he xlu I to Mil
at your ofll 'e, and so w.ll Mrs Webber,
w w ill cor rubor lie lb, ! ttemi ntt that
if.kiv because ths) art tbeotutely true.
Very truly yours,
(.oris vYEBRSPJL
I huo risJ Ihe sboie and It It true.
IAllL V. aiUeW.
PT I e A
WW r
mm. m
I I I LnssB ej
She Was
From Kean A Sobel,
"Houses Were Protected."
She Paid $60
for Years.
In precise, matter of fact, simple sentences, a midJle-ased, soft
voiced woman told the Aldermanic Investigating Committee to-day that
there is a vice trust in New York; that protection is systematically col
lected from disorderly houses and flats; that there are approximately
35,000 women in Manhattan who practise vice as a profession and pay
for the privilege ; that no Mayor, Police Commissioner or District-Attorney
can stop rhe collection of graft by policemen under present conditions
and that some of the women, goaded to desperation by demands of col
lectors for protection money, met a short time ago and discussed form
ing a protective organization.
These women wrote to Mrs. O If. P.
nelmont. the witness swore, enlisting
her aid. and one of them visited Mayor
Oaynor o ily two days ago to protest
against the rapacity nf men wlm seem
to have mytcrloua powers through as
sociation with polb officers.
All this tho woman told and much
monc. She (s Mary Ooode. looking more
tike n sithool mistress thsn the pro
prietress of a disorderly flat. For yesrs
she was in the business of renting fur
nished fists. Two yeans sgo last Au
gust she took tip the business of keeping
a disorderly flat until she was arrested
last November.
With a show of pride the woman said
she had attended two or three colleges.
She has no Illusions about her mods of
living and talked about It with sur
prising franknese. Apparently, she hss
made a study of vice conditions In this
and other cities, and she offered the
committee considerable advice as to
handling such conditions.
In the course of hei testimony she told
of paying If) a month, month after I
month, to Bmanuel Maas, who runs a
beer bottling establishment at No. SH
Blast Korty-nlnth street, and Is recog
nised, she said, as the "downtown" col-
She eald she paid $25 last October to
Policeman Hkrlly. a plainclothes man In
the Weet One Hundredth street pre
cinct, under an agreement that she was
to be protected on payment of $.7) a
month to Sol Wolf, who conducts a
liquor business In Columbus avenue.
Mrs. Oomle believes she wss Anally ar
rested because she would not put up the
protection money demand I and also be-
cause she was not a member of the
"Trust." She complained at the time
of her at rest that she had paid pro
tection money and her slain brought
about, In an Indite t way, an Invest. ga
llon of conditions In the West One Hiin.
Iielth strret pegajn I. nh. h lias re
rsltat In the ttlals el (,ait In. Cof i rag
gad I'limermati on a -ha Ha of as-.gn-Ins
I'Sli d i on Ski ll v to pa. ,il plain.
cUithei duly. In violat on of th
of the department. It avgg biought nut
In ths trials that Hkelly has been ac
SUSed of being the BroolBtt ' collector.''
Mis. QOOdO started by tailing how a
Hat she was running at Weat Fifty-
eighth stieet in Ml vgi raided by "Oyp
the Blood" snd fOttr other gunmen, who
Hood the women Inmates an I live men
visitors against the wjlls by r. vulvar
persuasion an I rObhed thsfll all. Three
of the men were convicted, hut 'Hyp"
In 1.11 1 and sari) this year, lbs witness
suld. the stre "t Irtun r'lfty-slxih street
north Id Fifty-ninth street a ltd west of
Broadway were ail nfici with disorderly
houses in 1 Hits, as were the WWW Six
lies, tistwsstt Central Park Wtst and
Sol Wolf Collected the Craft for the
Uptown Tenderloin Section.
Emmanuel Maas Wat Downtown Col'
lector from Disorderly Flats,
Directed to Rent
a Flat
a Month for Protection
She Paid $25 to Policeman Shelly for
Permission to Live, in Wast One
Hundredth Street Precinct, and wot
Ordered to Pay $50 a Month Attar
Refusing His Demand for $15$,
' onion, ti avenue and Rrnadway. There
naa oeen a cleaning out downtown, she
saw. and now the district has shifted
the east of Hrondway. from Eighty
fourth street to Ons Hundrsd and
Tenth street and east of k'tthth ave
nue from One Hundred and Tsnth
street to One Hundred snd Seventeenth
"Ist July." said the witness. "Judge
' ill: van of the Court of Oenersl Ses
sions, who lives at No. M0 Wail Fifty- 1
eighth street, made a complaint about '
tho disorderly houses , In his block.
There were plenty of them. The police
began making rs ds. so I became frlg.it
ene.l about my place and went te see
'Manny' Mass''
"Who is Manny Maas?" ssked Emery
It. Buckner. counsel lo ths coinmittss.
"He Is a beer bottler lh East Forty
ninth street, and collector down Iowa."
replied the witness. "I don't know who
gets the money he collects, but hs coU
lectt from the disorderly houses snd
flats. He also sells beer to sll of them.
"I never bought any beer from hl:ni
I never sell dunks. You csn't run a
respectable house and have drunken
men. 1 only admit gentlemen."
A respectable house?" queried Alder-
I man lHnvllng.
"It may seem a strange title," said
I the witness, calmly, "but there Is sueh
I a thing as a respectable disorderly
, bouse and I always tiled to conduct my
' place that wuy.
I "Although I didn't bu - beer from
atoas. I paid him Mo every munth. 1
used to go to his place of business and r
piy It. Ho I went to .dans lo ask him
If that money was going to protuct ms ,
against a raid.
"Ho toiu me to come back again the
next evening, at t o'clock. Tbat after-
I noon there nere two fake raids la
house next to mine. The women who
ran these places belonged to the trust,
j 1 knew ths raids were fake, so I called
on my attorney, Mr Halllgan. and
asked him what I had belts: do.
"'Will,' Mi. Hall. (an said, 'you ate)
mo in In- trust ,in l t:iev will . i ,j
live 1 i .1 :i :il rub, If jo, l st .v. VuS)
i had let lei .; 1 . country until
things QUlet down.' " '
' '"' b "" referring to the trust.
suggested Mr. Buckner.
"Tlwre is a trust,' said the witness. )
"I be people In It ar, ill uirelgnem
Mi.: peopl- In tr are Siraua. riondasrsj
nui '1 .llberg. They wanted ma to Uks
:i woman as a partner last apilii. hull
I refused."
"You were not popular with ths
'trust V " asked Mr. Buckner,
"No," said the witness, "because I
Ml'.. heMltatM.1 to tall tli.m uktt WB
i. i. ... ,kui. M.l...aH ., , -t
our neighbourhood tvn the est side by '
Ho!: .; on the street. They solid. ed .
friends ot tl.e 1'sullst I 'at. i ers, and the
l'aullst Fathers started lu to clean Up
the dla'.-lo-. i
"Oettltg back to your lawyer,

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