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BY STOOL PIGEON
Benjamin Levy Testifies That Deputy Commissioner Paid Him to "Plant" Robbery. BOUGHT BURGLAR TOOLS Used Police Money to Supply Three Robbers, He Says? Swears That Detectives Stole Feathers. Bcnjin. ?? Levy, a timid and soft spoken little Individuad, **ho has been a stool pigeon for the Police Department, startled the n.ei.?'?????- ot the aldermanlc Investtgat jng f, ? sterday with allegations that D'M'ty Commissioner Dougherty had given him money to Induce certain burg? lar, to ?ciiimit a robbery, so that the de tectlve. ntfht arrest them. He also de? clared that rertaln detective-, after one of hi? "pliinti.l" robberies had been commit? ted, had helped themselves to the spoils and given him only a ?.mail share. After Emory K. Buckner, chief counsel for the comrr.ittee, had examined Detec? tive Angelo Cava, against whom crave charge?? have been made by two prisoners now in Pinp _>b_f prison, Associate Coun ?tel Harold S Pemlng told the comn.lt ? ??. that he wanted to show them the ac? tivity M n*aa *-tn0' pif***0**?*4 &n^ JU8t how dangerous tho were. Then Lory, the young man who said he engineered the robberv of the feather store of Michael Shapiro, at H- T?1 Broadway, on June ".1 and th?*n turned his confederates over to bis detective friends, took the stand and told his story. ]>vy told how Detective Joseph Daley railed him up and asked htm to come down to the office of Dougherty. There. he testified. Dougherty took the pictures c( I/.US Kessler,. "Joe" Goldstein or "Abe" Houseman and "Abe" Weinstein from a drawer and asked If he knew them. He *aid 'es. They were three profes ?ional burglar*. "He fanaahlf Doughert>] said, 1 want you to g?t those men.' and I says, Til try,'" he testitk-l. "And he gave me $25 for expense. T then met Kessler, and he got some bur<.lars' tools for $15." Police Monty for Burqlar?' Tools. "With the money that Dougherty gave you?" be was asked. The witness re? plied in the affirmative, and continued: The baianee I use?! in gambling* hou_.es, so that I canta be near those men. After that I planned with Kessler about the firm ve were to rob. He looked the place over ?1)6 said: 'It's all right, son; It's easy." And I ??ported back to Dougherty's sec? retary, ?ounff. I told him I rhink we will fM KeeaJer, and Young says to me, 'If you get Kessler I will give you $12;?.' On i'rlday I t< Id him they would do It the |__-*--__g day. Then I met Detective ?.lair. 1 told him I Kot Kessler, who waa going to bliffe into the lofts of the Afri? can feather company, and to be on hand. He my- m me. All right.' Secretary Young t? Id me to meet Lieutenant '?lynn. cf the [ftta, at the Broadway Central Hotel ' Am ti n the young man told how he di?.usse_ the coming robbery with the lieuter.*:' t?>ld him how it would happen ?nd Ik.\? he was going to get away. He ?lso toM I ow he and his men blew a big hole ir, the wall, pa? ked a lot of feathers In package? ;??,?*. took them downstairs, he in the m?anwhile keeping a sharp look? out for hla detective friends. After tl e men were arrested he took a ?aJk. h- wee arranged, and when he ?.me bec> he ??aw lieutenant Glynn talk? ing to _ watchman. He also noticed that the fro,,? doer was broken In. He said it *_i>n't so when he finished the "Job." "Ye?., ?-jr. ?t was the door I had opened v'th niv key," he said. "I said. 'Glynr,, **ho sm.i-hed the door?' and he said: That's all right. Tou will be covered up V.? have to make It look like a burglar?', as If somebody eist? got in the bulldln?,'' So I went upstairs with him anil ?aw Officer Murray was In the loft taking out feathers. I helped to pack up feathers which they took out. I then helped to wrap up the burglarB" tool?, _nd (Deteet-re) John B. BottI said to me: 'Here are homo feather? (ostrich feathers) for you.' He said; 'Take 'em?It's all right.' ?Says Detectives Stele Feather?. So I noticed one offlcer-I think his *?ara? was Beck-a big. fat feller, take ?nd put feathers between hi? coat and down his pants. Well, I got some for Bottl; It was ten feather?. Bottl ?ays to ?ne, Tou had better beat It home,' and I ?ay?. 'All right.' "After th_t I seen Dougherty. He say? to me. 'You are getting like an old pair of shoes around here, and I want you to ?eat It eut o.' town until this caae 1? over. He gave me the $7. In front of the men who marie the arrest. Offlcer Daly told "ne I would get 20 per cent of the amount Involved fr?rn the Insurance company. Al?t> I will get $1.000, but I never got no dividend from the Insurance company or ?ny part o? $1,000." The Wltneca said that a little later he *as arre.t?.-u on a charge of burglary, Wed at._ acquitted. Mr. Buckner wanted to know w hat policemen were in the loft *hen he, the ?tool pigeon, returned. Levy ?aid that Captain Domlnlck Henry, Lieu? tenant Glynn "and Detective? Clair, Bottl, Savage Murray and Beck were there. ""**. this Is not the original burglary 61 all. This is the official burglary." ?aid *??. Buckner. The audience laughed ?oudly. Levy also told of other burglarie? ta said he had planned for the police. T*o week!? before that the police had "sited h..,i to "get" for them the ?ame 'OHle Kessler. He arranged a successful ???uglary, he said, but the police failed to turn yp and make an arrest. "Secretary noting _a|.j he would give me $12- If I got Kessler." he ?aid. Kessler committed the robbery-stole about $7,000 worth of ?ilk f'Mn the same building, he ?aid-end ,hen e..aped. The following morning, ?-??y nald. Detective? Daly and Botti *?-d him to see that the goods were re? turned. He did, he testified, after a great <lt'*l of trouble. The man who received 'he good? was arrested. Germania Bank Robbery. Patrolman Angelo Ca\a, who, with Pa? trolman Uamberdella, wa? accused by two 8"ig Sing prisoners of aiding in a robbery ?"?d dlvi.inj- the loot, wa? on the ?tand ?h? first part of the session. He waa ?-?igned by Dougherty to hobnob with ?'alian ?rooks, gain their confidence end U|en inform his superior officer. The hr-soner. ?aid that Cava end Gamber ***l!a suggested the robbery*of the woman ? the Germania Hank, and that *-'"?? then placed them under arrest, it h*? been freeiuently teatlfled to by vart ?o? ee_ect)vea tliat nve men robbed the woman, and Mr. Buckner ha? bent hi? ?ft'??**.? In an ?tterilpt to ?how that the fifth man was either Cava or Gam] de'.la. But four men were arrested. What Mr. Buckner wanted to k was why the detective after hearing men plan the robbery didn't place tl under arrest before the deed was d Buckner couldn't understand why crooks should have had enough cc dence in Ca\;a to discus? before him t plans. The best answer that the dc the could give was; '"They all lilt pipe and so didn't know what they v saying" Cava confessed that he paw the revolver for ('liarles Roes', one of burglars, when he was asked to. witness could not answer a single qi tion before nervously mopping his br Thomas B. McGrath. clerk In the pa* shop in which the revolver whh pawi a'.Eo gave testimony. Also Joseph G< stein, one of the men arrested, t brought in from the Tombs. He said t Ldcutenant Glynn called on him lu prl and promised to have him let off wit ll-fht sentence if he would tell where It jamln Levy could be found. Deputy Commissioner George 8. Dou erty was told last night of the testlmi given by Levy, the stoolplgeon, and as] what he had to Bay about It. "They're Just trying to stir up a lot trouble. They're making much out nothing. Of course, I pay my str pigeons for whatever information tl can bring to me or my men, but I ht never paid them a cent for hav plotted or carried out a robbery or otl crime. It's all lies. Why, that man I.c was himself brought before me, ale with two or three others, for havl committed a burglary. "l?*t me tell you that since those rr (speaking of the feather robbers') Wi arrested there has not been another su robbery." CALLS EDDYISMBUSiNES Glover Declares Christian Sc ence Is Not Religion. Concord, N. H . Nov. lfi-Amendmei alleging that Christian Science is not religion, but a privately o-*nf*d hnsln? conducted for money profit, were filed the Superior Court to-day In the case George W, Glover, of Lead, 8. D.. w peeks to ha\c set anide the residuary r quest made by his' mother, Mrs. Ma Baker Kddy, founder of the denominate to the First Church of Christ. Sclent!; of Bouton. The amendments to Glovei bill were filed by ex-Senator William Chandler as attorney. The plaintiff in his petition, which, allowed, would cause the bequest, esi mated at $3.000,0)0, to revert to the na i ural heirs, says In part. Thai he Intended his claim*- that sa rcalduary bequeet is void, because tint charitable trust and b?cause m confll with public policy, should reet upon h all? gat Ions that Christian Bdence is n a rellttlon, but is a worldly business, l rtvately owned business, conducted I its owners for money profits to ther selves, and that the execution of said a tempteo trust will result, and was I ? tenued by the creator of said attempt? trust to result, in the private oecuniai profit of the OWBera ol said business. i That the buainees described In the f"r going amendment, viz , the owning, ven. n.g and practicing of the eo-celled "R ligion of Chrletlan Bdence," sa taug) t I Mrs. Kddy. by said legatee and Its men bers. has. on the whole, I?ecn ejrlevouel harmful to the health of the people ? this state, and In the future ?till contint to be harmful, and particularly so if pn mot?-d and ?xt< tided b> UM ans of Mr Fddy's resld'iury gift. BACON LEFT HALF MILLIOI Churches and Institutions Wi Get $28,000. The will of Francis McNeil Bacon, wh died on September 2). at Rldgeflclr Conn., was filed In the Surrogate'-) Coui yesterday, and disposes of an estate \n ued at more than $500,000. of whh h SJK.tX goes to public Institutions and churches. The public beejUSSta ate. Samarlta Home for the Aged, 11,000; American GJs< graphical Society, $1.000; Sisterhood Of th Church t)f the Holy Communion, H.'.f/X So iety of St. Johnland. j:.600, Church o the Holy Conimunlon, 19.000; St. Luke' Hospital, $7,?00, and to the Domestk an Foreign Missionary Societies of the. Pre teptant Episcopal Church. $6,??u, Mr. Bacon leaves the llf?* |ncOt*OB oi "aOO.000 to his wife. Mrs. Katherine I' Bacon, at whose death the principal Is t. go to their children. He also leaves hi wife the aeceeeary household effects t< furnish her home. The testator gives th. residue of his estate to his children, be sides making numerous specific bequest to relatives and friends. The will of Thomas F. Rardon. a retire? broker, who died on November 6, which was also filed yesterday, distributes |7.?*> among several charitable and benevoleni organizations. LAND SHOW ' UNDER WAY Imitation County Fair at 71st Regiment Armory. The t7*st ' Regiment Armory, at Park avenue and S4th street, bore strong re? semblance to a county fair or a harvest home festival yesterday. It was the scene of the second annual opening of the land show, an agricultural exhibit, which is to continue until the end of the month. On every hand at the armory are evi? dences of the bucolic, to a truly realistic point. There are real cows, hogs, litters of pigs and poultry, and on the vegetable side art? the products of the field and orchard in apples, potatoes, cotton, corn, etc., from all parts of the country Fast and West and fiom Canada to Florida and Porto Rico. New -Tort, and New Jersey are tlie most extensive exhibitors. One of the largo railroads coming Into the city has an exhibit showing the re? sults of agricultural ??etlvlties at experi? mental stations along its lines in nearby states All the most recent improvement*? In farm machlntiy and up-to-date meth? ods of growing things ate shown In num? berless exhibits of agricultural machinery und farming equipment throughout tlie armor.*,. An Interested crowd attended the open? ing. Kaltenborn's orchestra played in th? balcony. ^_ ANOTHER TRIP FOR MORSE Banker Released from Atlanta Crosse? This Time on Business. Charles W. Morse, recently pardoned from the Atlanta federal penitentiary by President Taft, has gone to Europe again. It was learned yesterday, this time on a brief business trip. The date of his departure was kept secret, but It was stated that he would return In about a month. The business which took him abroad, aeccording to report current in Wall Street, was his proposed steamship line from New York to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. It was announced a short time ago that Mr. Morse was?in? terested in n company which applied to the authorities at New Orleans for dock? ing privileges, and several of his friends have understood that be would soon have a? number of offices to fill Mr. Morse m bun led departure was also believed to have some connection with the Orand Trunk-New Haven affair, since It was rumored that he was acting for the Orand Trunk In a plan to establish ? a line of New England steamships in competition with those operated by tlie New York, New Haven & Hartford. I SWEAR TO ALIBI FOR "DAGO" FRANK ? ?ntin-u-t* from first page. "Whitey" Lewis as one of the men hi saw fire ; Rosenthal. The quartet of state's witnesses were brought in at the reouest of counsel for the defence, who raised th<* point that Stanish had been doubtful in his identification of some of the defend? ants. Mr. W?hle evidently thought there was a possible chance Stanish would identify Weber or Vallon. The witness declared, however, that he had not seen Rose, Weber. Vallon or Schepps at the scenfe of the murder. Defiant Glances for Accusers. The andden confronting of the gun? men w ith all four men who were most responsible for their Indictment for murder was almost too much for the Zclig gang members to stand. The four "boys." as their counsel refers to the defendants, shot glances of defiance at Rose and the others as they atood near by. "Whitey" Lewis was almost within reaching distance of Schepps as the latter stood behind the gunmen's counsel. "Whitey" appeared to be greatly excited and exerting a strong effort to restrain himself. Bchepps stood with his overcoat neat? ly folded over his arm, ?avltli the ellk lining turned out, and glanced at "Whitey" and the other gunmen non? chalantly, with the suggestion of a smile playing about the corners of his mouth. Rose. Weber afid Vallon did not favor the gunmen with even a glance. Mrs. Rose Sherry, landlady of the boarding house at No. 2tK* West 43d street, where Stanish lived, testified that, the state's star evewltness waa in his room at the time Rosenthal was shot and oooM not poalbl> have seen the shooting, as Stanish testified. The witness said she heard the shots and ran to the front doir to see what had happened and met Stanish in the hall. He had poBM out of his room, on the same floor, evidently having heard the shots, too, she said. Stanish testified that he was stand inc near the Metropole in West 4.3d street with a friend when he heard the shots and turned and saw the shooting. He Identified "Whitey" Iywis as one of the men he saw fire at Rosenthal. When Stanish was re? called to the witness stand he denied thai he occupied a room on the same floor with the landlady. one noticeable point in which the testimony of Dago" Frank differed from that of his co-defendants was that he frankly confessed to having carried ? revolver at on? time He en n admitted that he once nun con? victed for carrying OtMOSSlSa* weapons, including "a revolver and a slung shot." In that res|>ect perhaps he qualified as the only "real" gunman among the four g-ansters. at least he was the only one to acknowledge It to that degree. His record of crime, however, as brought out ..n cross-examination, falls considerably short of those of his confreres on trial. His chances too, for "beating" the charge of mur? der, provided the jury gives his alibi any weight, appear to be much better than the chances of his companions. Admits He Waa Convicted. Mi Moss brought tiie gun Incident out early on the cross-? xaminatlon. He ask.-d "Daffo" Frank if he nad ever been con? victed of a crime, and the witness admit? ted he had. His cross-examination then pTOceeded; \ Q ?When. A?In December. IW6 W-VYh.it forl A.-For carrying *con c?al?d weapons Q.?What weapona*! A.-A revolver and a slungshot. Q.?How old were you? A.?Twentv or twenty-one. Q.?What sentenie did ?on get"" A ? Kltnlra Reformatory. Q.?What were you doing with a re? volver and a slungahot? A?I put them In my pocket about ilfteen minute? before I was arrested g-What for'.' A -They were given to me by an ex-convn t Q.?What wen yon talking to the ex eonrlct f-jr? A - I didn't know he was an ex-convict at that time Mr. W?hle, ?vent over th? came ground wltii the witness Clioficl up to the time of the shooting as tie had with the other defendants "Dago" Frank made the most Impressive witness: of the four. He handled himself with better mental poiHe on the witness Mand and used pretty ?ood Fngllsh throughout his testimony. Be spoke In a deer, nail modulated voice and tuok time to think In answering tiie (iiiestio'iK. a eanea ?<f honor, which apesarad to be lochtet la the other gu*n men, cropped out in Ciroflcl at times, and he smiled appreeiatlngly at some of the questions asked htm, but never so as to create the impression Of sarca-.rn or ridi? cule. Jl<- w.iH the first witness called yes tetdav II?; told of the visit of Ross and Schepps to the apaittnent of Lefty" Louie In Southern Houle?, ard, when he cald Hose tiled to t-quaic himself on account of th.: suspicion which the four defendants had that he, Rose, was responsible fot fram? ing up "Hig Jack" Zelig on a charge of carrying concealed weapons. There had been no conversation about killing RoaonthSl, as Hose testified, he said. The only time he and the other tl? fendants had met and talked with Rose, Weber, Vallon or flchepps, the conversa? tion had always been confined to the X. llK matter. It was in regard to Zellg's arrest that Rose had the four of them come to "Hrldgle" Weber's poker parlor, at '.'d street and Sixth avenue, on the niiiht of the murder, he said. Clioficl told of the trip downtown from his flat at No. -529 Seventh avenue In tue gray car with Tinte, Vallon and Schepps, lo i'Brldgie" Webers, prior to tlie shooting. Hose wanted to prove to them all that night that he had nothing1 tu do with framing up Zellg, the witness said. "Dago" Frank Offere Alibi. Referring to the meeting of the four gunmen at Webern on the night of the shooting, Mr. W?hle continued the ex? amination, subsequently covering the point where 'Dago" Frank brought In his alibi, when .he left the others before they went to the Metropole. The examination at this point was as follows: Q ?What did you do? A.?We sat In Weber'e about twenty-five minutes at .?und the table with half a dozen men, one of whom 1 did not know. "Whitey" Rosen? berg and "Qyp" Horowitz then came in The bo vs. were asked to sit down and have something to eat aad drink and "JacU" Rose repeated hie Btory to me about Zellg's "frame-up." which he again -.aid was made by Hughe- ?nen and oot 1'ecker's . . Q ?\fter Rose mad?. :?:at statement what happened? A-?-Vallon. Weber. Rose snd -.he granger got up. Roae ?f Wfdjaf ?aid: "Walt a minute, boys." They thi went out and Rose said: "We will 1 back in a little while," and Weber sal "Order anything ?ou want to eat ? drink." We sat thtre. The colored ma came to the table and we ordered ?om thing to eat. . Q?How soon after did some one of tr party return? A.?About fifteen or twei ty minutes later the stranger returned. Q?Can you describe this man? A. Te?. He was a man about 6 feet .?_ or Inches, dark, short, black mustache and peak hat. He said: "Who is Louie: Louis said: 'I am, what do you want' The stranger then said: "I was told I tell you boy? to come around to 42 street." We got up and went downstal and when we got downstairs, I said: would go home, as I had not been hon since Sunday and Jean Gordon would t worried about me, and I didn't care I 'boose' up with the crowd." I then bt them goodnight, and went to the Sixt avenue "L." took a train to 145th stiee and then went to the flat at No. 2529 ile\ enth avenue. The house was on the wei ?ide of the avenue, between 145th ar 14-th streets, and the flat is on the thlt floor. Q?When vou came out of Weber with the olher three men and th stranger, did ytru see the car you can downtown In? A.?No, sir. "Daao" Frank then denied he had be? at the Lafayette baths with Rose, Vallo or Weber, or that he had ever ridden In taxlcah from any place with Rose, Vailoi Rosenberg or Horowitz as testified to b "Jack" Roen. He also denied going to chop suey restaurant with them or tha he was at 60th street and F.ighth avenu In a doorway with Rosenberg and Hef. with when Rose Is alleged to hav handed Rosenberg $1.000. Didn't Knew Who Was Shot. The witness said Rosenberg. Muller nn Horowltt came? to his house about a hal hour after he reached there. He to! about getting a message and going out t raise ball for Jean Gordon, his girl, wh had been arrested. He heard of the shoot lng of Rosenthnl about 4:V) a. m., whll he was away from the flat, but did no wake up his three companions to te them about It when he returned. He tot them the neit morning when they got Uf Rosenberg and the others told him abou Rose and Vallon doing the shooting, h said, though they didn't know st th time that Rosenthal was the man shot Harford T. Marshall, counsel for 'Mark' Rulllvan, followed Clroflol on the wltnes Htand and testified .Shapiro had told hin In the Tombs about a w?-ek bet?re th' ?nd of the Becker trial that Vallon an? flchepps had been in hi? car on the nigh if the murder at the Metropole. Deput; Commissioner Dougherty was ?ailed t? testify that Shapiro had told him he dl< not see the faces of the men In his cai when he ????ove them to and from th? Met! ??pole .?>hn J. Htcke\, r? bartender, was th? next witness. He *atj) that he knev Rosenthal, and met him on the night o the murder at l\ulriell'n saloon, In 42? street, and. after having a drink, the> went over to the Metropole "Rooti" Walker sat at a table with them, he said "Rosenthal got up and went out ?bou three-quarters of an hour later, an< bought some papers In the corridor Hlckey stood on the sidewalk, reading th? headlines In a papel that Rosenthal ha? i given him when the shooting Otytnwra?, hi ?aid. Telling what he saw of the she.ot lng. the witness ?aid: "t saw a msn with a gun In his han?i right nett to the Metropole. He had i cap pulled down over his eye*. I could only see the lower part of his fare. H* had a long shaped chin, was ?lean shaver and had a straight n"f*. He was abo.it five feet eight or nine Indies in height After the shooting he ran east, touarel Sixth _venue. I did not see the faces of any of the other men who shot They were right behind me." Patrick Whalen. a cabman, who had a stand at 43d street and Broadway, testi? fied he heard the shots, and as he ran toward the Metropole saw one man run from beside the benly of Rosenthal and disappear In the building material In front of the Woodstock Hotel. The cab? man created a laugh In court at the ent of hi? cross-examination, when Mr Mo?,s asked him if he ran after the man he saw running away from the s.?ne of the shooting. "Ah. no. r.ot me!" said Whalen, with a broad grin Stamih Left Unpaid Board Bill. Mrs. Rose Sherry, Stanlsh? landlady, was the next witness. She testified that ?he ?aw Stanlsh reme into his room ? bout 1 a m. on the night of the murder. She ?at In a rocking chair in her room and could see Stanlsh In his room from where she sat, she said. She heard th shots and rushed into the hall and met Stiinlsh running from his mom, she tes? tified. On 'croni-examinatlon she said Stanlsh had lived at her house for eight or nine month? and went away owing her a board bill Of $136 John Belsler, known as "John the Bar? bel," who run?? a b?_rber ?hop in West 40th street, testified that he was near the Metropole when the shouting oc? elli red and ?aw "Hildgie" Weber run? ning aw*?? (?n cross-examination the witnc-BH told Mr Moss lie. xaw Weber running in the crowd" Mrs. K>'dd followed Reisl?-r on the stand. She had approached the four men In West _ld street, opposite the Met'.. pole, and offered KUtn tor sale They told her to DM**, on, she said. Just afier she passed them she heard the shots and turned around to see them dolr:g the shooting. On cross-examination she ad? mitted she had told Mr. Moss and Com? missioner Dougherty she did not see the shooting. "Kid' Relber, a ticket speculator and gambler, testified lie saw Harry Vallon at the Metropole fifteen oi twenty min? utes before Rocenthul was shot. Mrs "Lefty" b?fala Rosenberg and her sister, Rebecca Lieben, te.tltled In re? gain) to the visit of Rose and Schepps to the Rosenberg apartment, in the South? ern Boulevard, and of the Rosenberg and Horowltr families being together at Far Rockaway for a week before the murder. She smiled sweetly at her husband sev? eral times while she was giving testi? mony. Members of the Lu ban family wer. ! called to discredit the testimony of Mor? ris Luban, who Identified three of the gunmen a? men he had seen shoot Rosen? thal. They declared he was at the home of his brother, Alexander Luban. until |?__ a. m on the night of the murder. FLYNN QUITS COMMITTEE Detective Angry Because Mayor Held Up His Expense Account. William J. Flynn, who resigned as chief of the New York division of the United State? Secret Service several months ago to assist the Curran aldermanic commit? tee In its Investigation of alleged police graft, will quit the committee and return to his old post. At hla home, No. 2.S Wadsworth ave? nue, last night he told why he was gclng back to hi? federal job. "t3ey?ra4 4_*v a?o j WI4 m*, ?ucjgjtr and Mr. Curran that I was going to i turn to the Secret Service Job. I am lea mg the work of tbe investigating cornm tee because I only Intended to stay wl them for a few months at the most. A; then there is another reason. My a counts have been held up tn the Mayo office. If I had no other reason for lea ing my present Job that would have be sufficient. It Is plain that 1 cannot affo to work for nothing and then pay t expenses of the aldermanle Investlgatl committee, too. The city owes me abo $2,200 In all Up to date my sala owed me Is about $l.r?00, and besides th I have spent from my own pocket abo $800. Tes, sir, I would leave on that a count if for no other reason. "I'll go back to my old job and then, about three weeks, r expect I shall made head of the United States Seer Service." Emory R. Buckner, chief counsel for t aldermanle committee, said last night th he had not heard that the reason for tl detective's return to Washington was b cause his expense accounts had been he up In the Mayor's office. He said: "The reason the chief left for Washin ton was because his ambition has alwa; been to he In charg? of the national S cret Service. It was thoroughly unde stood when he accepted the position of us that he would leave Just as soon i he saw an opportunity to step Into tl boots of John K. Wllkie. And now he hi his opportunity." Others, however, associated with M Buckner said last night that the expens of Flynn for October and even th month's salary, had been held up In tl office of Mayor Oaynor and that the d teetive was considerably put out by tl occurrence. SHIP LONG TIME DOCKINC France, Abeam Pier at 5:2C Lands Passengers at 8:05. The new French liner France brok all records for long time in docking 0 her arrival last night from Havre, Sr was released from Quarantine at 4:1 p. in., was abeam her pier in the Nort River at B*20 P- to., hut did not Ian her passengers until 8:i>"> p. m. i-h carried ?117 sal?.on. 2B0 second and M steerag?" passenger*. Captain Poncelet came up against a exceptionally stiff ebb tide, and, a though he had twelve tugs pushing o his starboard quarter, the Fraive ?oui not he budged Toy almost three hour the whistle of th,; France tooted fc tugs, and telephoin- in?swages were set broadcast about th.? harbor for tiiglloi assistance. By degrees the Fram ?5 ha acquired a fleet of small hoits silfll? 1er to turn her nose ?nto the dock, an Slier thai She went In easll*A AUTO KILLS* SCH00LGIRI Mother Sees Child Fatally In jured by Oar. RonnitU lo greet her mother, who ?a Waiting tor her to come out of sehoo Dorothy Phillips. Besen years old. wa run over ami killed yesterday In Broa?i wa?, I.obt's Fur>, by ?ui automobil drhcti by .lohn Cenaufhton, of N'o 125 Ihnpooa aeenne? The Ihrons, Connus* toa'a mechtae ^a-.i one of otnety-oe which were curr>lng a large party of th pioneer employes of the New York Tele phone Company to Hrlardlff I/O.lge fo dinner. The proCeeafOO of cars pass, through Hotibs Kerry Just as pupils of th public ?choolt- were toml'ig out. Doirothl Phillip* seeing her mothe a.ton? tf.e ?tr?'et. ran to greet her. an Cannilghti n. although he MJT8 his CO waa going a? moderate speed, was. unabl to escap?- hlttlni* her. The car threw he ten feel in the air. Mrs Phillips Ml Into |be road.Miy and phked up thi child. Dr. Robert Dennteton rushed th little girl to the riohbs Ferry Hospital where she died. Cannughtoa was Held by the local po lie until Coroner Urs, of Vonkers, ar rived. The Coroner plated him undc $3,f>00 ball, which was furnished MUST PAY WIDOW PENSION Man Who Killed Conductor Re ceives Odd Sentence. Joseph Bush was sentenced by Justlct Crane, of the Supreme Court. yesterda> to pay Mrs .lames M<\'arnara the sun of $n a week for a ? tar for killing he husband, Who was a i enductor of tli* Platboah aeenne i n* of th?* itrookiyr itapld Ti^anslt "rjrstOBB. Bush Is twenty-fo.ir years oid and live at N'e h'-'-' 20th street. He had beer ?Irlnklrg on the evening of September '.'9, when the conductor dared him to carry OUI a threa; to "lick" him, and he com? piled with su h vlo.ence that M'Namara died the next day. Bush w-as Indicted for manslaughter. but the Jury convicted him ot as-iaui? In the third degree. In pi enouncing sen? tence tlie court said that the pruon.'i 'a crime lay in the consequences rather than in the deed ltseli, and that the conse? quence was s.arcely to have been Batid? patsd. The court eontlnced: "You have not tried to lie or make out a case of self-defence, hut yen have stain.i at tu?-) trial just how it happened. I piopic-e tn lei ya i work out your own aaiveflon. if I send you to prison It all? hnv?. to. be for a war Instead, I am going to glv<- you en alternativ?'. I am gun,g 1.1 auepend sentence ?>n londitimi tha' mu? pa> $3 a week to the wld.?w of McVamaia. She muy not accept the money. In that COOS, I want von to de? posit the mono} In the savings bank for Mc?emara'a little ehlldren." AB Bush ptnrted for the door of the c-oortrooo* lire McNamara ruahed for? watd as though 'ti attack him. Wlnti ?he aas reetreined ?-ii? cried. "1 won't tOOCtl <* cent of that niev*'* nioii?> !" SWEDISH" OFFICER SUICIDE Lieutenant de Mannerfelt Took Part in Olympic Games. Tampa. Fla , Nov. 13. ?Do -uments found In the effects of lieutenant l-'ted tie Mannerfelt, who committed suicide at a locul hotel ear!** today by -hunting him? self through the heart, identified him as the son of Major V. K. Munnerfelt, of the 'xTsonal staff of King OSOOT of Swe? den. Fa pels shows that he was u member of the Swedish team in the recent Olym? pic games at Stockholm. Lieutenant de Mannerfelt had been in the city only i few day?. He left letters addressed to two citizens of Boca Grand, Fla., where he is believed to have been spending a vacation. He also left a note to the manager of the hotel apologizing for hls'act. GATEMAN A SUBWAY SUICIDE First Instance of Employe's Ending Life Under Train. It was r?*cently calculated that about fifteen persona commit suicide annually by throwing themselves in front of sub? way trains, but last night was the first time that one of the road's own employes has used this method to end his life. A man sprang from the platform at 149th street and Third avenue In front of a southbound express, and Motorman George Welsh could not ?top the train until two oars had cut the man almost to olecea. He was in citizens clothes, but wore subway badge No. Z.4S?, which Is registered in the name of Edward Pen nell, a gateman. thirty-five yeara old, of Nv HO laut Hi'd street. POND VICTIM SLAIN HERE Place of Murder Reported To Be No. 315 East 40th Street. The body of the woman found In a wlie-bound burdle In a Georgetown, Conn., millpond ha? been identified. It ! is understood, as Carmeltna Geracci, and detectives acting under Deputy ! Dougherty's peraonal direction are re? ported to have established that the woman was murdered at No. 315 East 40th street. Mrs. John Preston, who is house? keeper at that address, is said to have made the identification. The first floor apartment on the right hand side of the entrance is the reputed scene of the crime. The theory on which the police are working is that the body waa shipped I in a trunk on the afternoon of Thurs? day, November 7, to Georgetown. It is reported that three persons, described j by neighbors as the woman's husband, her father and a boarder, were in tho apartment at the time the trunk was | expressed from the place. BETRAYED BY LOST FINGE-i Maimed Hand Results in Arrest of New York Olerk. San Francisco, Nov. 15.?The ab? sence of a finger from his right hand resulted in the arrest to-day of Eric B, Cornell, of New York. A few days ago a police circular was received de? scribing Cornell, who was wanted for ftirgery. Attention was directed par? ticularly to the fact that Cornell waa minus one finger. Cornell will not dis? cuss his case. Kric Cornell wa_ employed as a book? keeper for Henry K. Kabat, an electrical contractor, of No. 59 Warren street, and was arrested the early part of last Sep? tember, charged specifically with the larceny of a check for f40, though at the time Kabat ?,ald that hi* losses would .?mount to more than $1.200. The young man was released on $1,000 cash ball, which he put up himself. When hla case was called for a further hearing on .Sep? tember 13 Cornell did not appear, and the $1,000 was declared forfeited. Cornell while In the employ of Kabat lived at No. 130 De Kalb avenue, Jersey City. CHARGES FRAUD IN STOCK Former Brooklyn Banker Has Hotel Man Subpoenaed. Magistrate Voorhee?. In the Adams street rollce court, Brooklyn, issued a summons yesterday for John Hill, pro? prietor of the Clarendon Hotel, to appear In that court on Monday to answer the charge made by William 8 Hurley, for? merly vb'e-presldent of the defunct Bor? ough Rank, that he had obtained from Mr Hurley thirty shares of the A. ft M. Robblns Company. valu??d at $6.000, through false representations; The Bob? bins company deal? in poultry, doing a large business In Fulton Market. The complainant alleges that seme time In December. 1*07. Mr. Hill, as the man? ia ger of the Robblns company, went to i Mr. Hurley, one of the directors, and told him that he purposed making a gift of I sixty shares of the company's stock to I two employes to "inspire enthusiastic ef? fort In behalf of the company." It was explained to Mr. Hurley that the other directors were not In a position at the time to make a contribution of stock, and so Mr. H'irley alleges he turned over thirty shares of his stock to Mr. Hill, I which have never been returned te him. Mr. Hill stated yesterday that the charge "is absolutely untrue and without foundation." "We will answer Mr. Hurley in court," he added. Mr. Hurley and Mr. Hill were formerly associated In many business deals, and both were riese friends of the late Sen? ator McCarren, who lived at the Claran don Hotel. PARROTS FLY IN WALDORF Return to Cage Only When Ad? dressed in Spanish. Juan Rodriguez, of Lima. Peru, had so many parrots he didn't know what to do with them when he got to the Waldorf Astoria the day before yesterday. As the management would not permit the birds in the bedroom of the sefior. they were le-ft for safekeeping in the cloakroom. There were four in one cage. Sefior Rodriguez went for a walk yfcs terday afternoon, and while he was out the cage In some way was opened and the parrot, flew out. Into the cafe went two of them and perched upon the back of a chair. They spoke only Spanish, and no one there could understand, so the waiter at that particular station didn't know whether they wanted a Spanish omelet or Chili concarne. The birds waited .so long thai they got disgusted and flew out again. Thi.x time they went to the barroom and perched upon the frame of a large picture on the south wall, a pict? ure of Ficnch fishermen launching a boat In the surf. There they sat and chattered Ilk?- a pair of excited toreadors. From the top of the picture they went to investigate the telephone system of the hotel on the mezzanine floor and lit upon wires. No one could persuade them to come down. "Joe" Smith, the house detective, threatened arrest, telling the birds thut he would "bally well "ave them locked hup." but tifey didn't budge or turn a feather. It wa?- recalled that John Rogers?, super? intendent of service, could .peak Spanish like a Spanish onion, so he was called up. Rugeis got a ladder, and as he climbed toward the parrots whistled the "Spanish Serenade." The parrots were charmed, thoy opened up a conversation with the linguist, and consented to return to the cloakroom against the coming of Sefior Rodrigue.. ST. JOHN ESTATE 1)666,326 Most of Cotton Broker's Property in Stocka and Bonds. The report of the state transfer tax appraiser filed in the Surrogate's Court yesterday places at $<*?",*.-. the value of the estate left by Frank I.amar 8t. John, a retired cotton broker, who died on May 1 last. The largest part goes to the wife, .on and elster of Mr. 8t. John. The prop? erty consisted principally of railroad bonds and stocks in industrial corpora? tions. Mrs. Elizabeth F. Noble, of Cambridge. Mass., who died on April 2. 1909, left a personal estate of $&-t.O-.. of which $2.7,37*? was taxable in New York State Mrs. Noble left $-0,000 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to erect irinking fountains for horses and i dogs In New York City. warn on ilND H H c ? ?_*? Proposed Agreement with New Haven Road Feared To Be Against Sherman Law. WORDY DUEL AT WALDORF Canadian Road's President Meets New England Repre? sentatives ? Will Wel? come Investigation. Word was received from Washington, late last night that Attorney General Wlekersham had ordered an investigation to ascertain the facts relating to the re? ported traffic agreement between the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada and the New York. New Haven ft Hartford, with the purpose of determining whether the pre.posed agreement would be a violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. William C. Bliss, president of the Pub? lic Utilities Commission of the State ot Rhode Island, and two other members of the board, together with a representative of Governor Foss of Massachusetts, will confer with Mr. Wlekersham on Monday, and will also attempt to get the matter of the contemplated sgreement between the two roads before the. "money trust" committee, which meets on Wednesday. The long awaited conference between Governor Pothier's representatives an<_ Prevjldent Chamberlln of the Grand Trunk Railway with regard to a final dlspejsf tlon of the r&nadlan road's plans for Its Invasion of N^w Kngland territory was held at the Waldorf yesterday forenoon and resulted m nothing but a duel of statements between President Chamb*?rlln and Attorney General Rice, of Rhode Isl? and. Mr. Rice's version appeared in the form of a telegraphed report to Governor Pothler. following the meeting at the Waldorf. President ?"hambe-lln's comment was Issued from his apartments late last evening and purport??d to he a detailed correction of Attorney General Rice's re? port. Conference Without Results. The New Kngland representatives who runic to town on Thursday, armed with the determination to get a final state? ment which wo?ild dispos?- forever of the matter of the Grand Trunk extensions Into New England, went home last night with nothing to show for their trouble. At yesterday's conference President ?"hamberlln confined himself entirely to the matter of the impending agreement with the New Haven road- a matter which, aside from its unmistakable infer? ences, has nothing t<? do with the exten? sion of the ?.'anadian lines into New Haven territory. The inferences -ire that these extensions nevr will be made How thl_ result has come to be the only logical one is a matter which will be Investigated by Attorney General Wlek? ersham at Washington the coming week. President Chamberlln said In his apart? ments .it the Waldorf last night that the proposed agreement between his road and the New Haven was purely a working one. In consideration of certain conces? sions granted President Mellen s road on the southern lines of the Grand Trunk's system the latter roa.l would get the benefit of trackage and traffic privileges into Boston and New York. He said that he considered Attorney General Bliss's report to Governor Pothier "harsh and unfair," and that more care should have, been used In giving a ^ersion of such an Important interview. Disappointed, Not Disgusted. In answer to the report of Attorney General Rice that the Grand Trunk's president had asserted that he was "dis? gusted" with the people of New England, and especially those of Rhode Island, on account of the furor they had raised over the suspension of work on the proposed ?tensions, Mr Chamoerlln said last night that he had said that he was "dis? appointed" over the action taken In con? nection with the Southern New England matter. He denied that the discontinuance of work on the Palmer extension had any? thing to do with his road's general cur? tailment of construction at thie time ef year. "Weather conditions and our beard of directors" were the variable quantltiee. according to President Chamberlin, in the problem of th" Grand Trunk extensions "Upon the general resumption of the construction work.'" said President Cbam berlln. "there will be no discrimination mude In regard to work on the Southern New EnRland. At my conferences with the officials of the New Haven road the matter of the abandonment of the Palmer extension had not been discussed. an?t will net h? at any future conferences. In the course of t_sf_M talks which I have had with officials of the New Haven road the quesMon of reimbursement by tnat road for any expense already Incurred in the construction of the Palmer extension was r.ot considered nor discussed, and any report to the contra; y is a lie. I will welcome any Investigation on this point.'' New England Aid Not Wanted. In reply to Mr. Bliss's contention th_' the State of Rhode Island and the citv of Providence had ma.le large harbor im? provements on account of the Southern New England Railway, President Cham? berlln said that he __? c-eded in getting the Rhode Island man to admit thai neither promise nor exclusive use of the improved lacilitles had been given to the r?illroad ind that, tlierei.i'??. the matter was in all respects bestde the Issue. He said tliai in the event of an extension tue Grand Trunk was amply able, under normal conditions, to finance It, and that New England assistance would not be considered Yesterday s conference did little more than confirm the statement credited to David O. I ves. of the transportation bu? reau of the Boston Chamber of Com? merce, who R?verai days ago gave it out as his opinion that the further develop? ment of the port of Boston by means of the Grand Trunk's acquisition of an East? ern Massachusetts line was a useless con? sideration. While it Is possible that the Palmer-Providence line, which Is already laid out and ditched, will be completed. It is practically conceded that the areat dream of the late President Hays of the Grand Trunk wilt never be realized. A new turn waa given yesterday to the New Haven-Grand Trunk complications through the report from Wall Street that Charlea W. Morse's hurried departure for Europe was connected with the deal. It has been commonly understood that Mr. Morse was planning a steamship line in conjunction with the Grand Trunk that would compete with the New Haven's vessels between New York and New England. The proposed trafile agreement between the two roads would necessarily compel a readjustment of the pleas for this Un?.