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Irml n fow hlook away that he had Irt
hi! ruvolvrr there.
lie said yesterday that the bortendor
of the hiiIooii could verify tho story that
when MhIiit hurried back to th saloon
to get the revolver It could not li fcititicl.
Copt. Coleman, In churge of the I'ifth
uvwiuu station, Hrooklyti, uhero Maher
1 now assigned, got hold of tho bartender
yesterday mid "tlm bartender verified
Mnher' htory of hi loss.
, 'I he examination of Davidson by Dis
trict Attorney Whitman and Deputy
l.'otinnlHKlonir Dougherty lasted from
i-hortly uftHi' nildnUht until about 4:30
o'clock yesterday morning. Davidson
during this examination ald that ho had
once been n song and datico performer
imd that n year ago Zelig hud robbed him
of tto. lu paid nlo that about a year
and a half ago ho had been a waiter for
Jack Sirocco, a rival gang lender of Zollg.
Immediately It was recalled that on
Juno I lat Zelig mid some of 111 gangsters
liad gone to a Coney Island dunce hall,
and there Zelig Imd assaulted u man who
wait wild to huve been a song "d dunce
man and also had leen a waiter. The
reason that Zelig had Bono to tho Coney
lslund place, it wan wild then, was to beat
up tills man for "squealing" ufter being
robbed by Zelig.
Deu' Story of Trooble.
Anion; Zelig's friend, however, tho
ntory wiih scouted that Davidson ever had
trouble with Zelig at Coney Inland or
any other place. Also tho gangsters, In
cluding the four men accuncd in tho
Hoecntnr.i cao now In tho Tombs, in
sisted that all the yearn they haw known
Davidson he was never an actor or waiter
and never had worked at any time, but
that he nlwnvs had lived on the earnings
of disreputable women and was a 'white
slaver" both here and In Hoston.
During the all night examination David
son stuck to his story of shooting Zelig
because the gang leader had robbed
ivnd beaten him. n Htory which later he
repeated to the reporter who saw him
in the Tombs in the afternoon. Hut
whereas, on Saturdav night he first said
that Zllg had robbed him of about ttm,
yesterday he snld that at a I all at the
Htuyvesaut Casino on Friday night Zelig
tooK Its from him
"Zelig never was shot because of an $1N
or a $15 robbery," said Lawyer Charles
F. (i. Wahle, counsel for Zelig wlien the
finngfter was killed and now counsel
or (lyp, Lefty, Whitey and PagoTrank.
" I here wan some other motive t don't
know what. And 1 cm hay positively
that when Zelig left the restaurant at
7tt Second avenue Saturdav night just
before he wan hilled he had tJuo in his
f ockets. lie liad got the money Saturday
rotn a man in the place next door and
it was in five ino bills."
, Deputv Commissioner Dougherty said
Vast night that all he known about the
00 supposed to Im in Zelig's possesion
and the Kast Side gnngmen and their
women insist that Z"lig had such a sum
when h got on the car in which he was
killed is that Superintendent Armstrong
of the Mornue tells him that when ZeligV
pockets were searched at the Morgue
after his death nothing was found but
the letters from the gunmen published
in Tiik Sfs yesterday, about $: and a
fow trifles.
. "Then ho was trimmed while h was
dead." cried (iyp tho Wood to Thk Sti.s
reporter in the Tombs. "Jack always
had $300 or $400 in his clothes."
Dntlilenn Anxlou to Telle.
' Davidson again semed anious yester
day to tell his story of the "private grudge"
against Zelig to tlm newspaper men.
While he wi.s talking Reynolds Korsbrey
in a cell a few feet away listened with a
fxin and during the recital came cries
rom other prisoners in the lirst tier,
Jvhere l.lout. decker as well as Davidson
Is confined, to Davidson to "shut up and
don't be a booh."
1 "They're all trving to keep me quiet."
eaid Davidson, Indicating the nrisoners,
niiey'd kill me ir they could. Karly '
(his afternoon a big tin can wr.silred down
here at me from the second tir while I
was exercising and It raised this big welt
on my leg. If it had hit my head it would
have'killed mo. That fellow threw it."
Davidson pointed to tho tier abovo
directly at William Shapiro, who was ex
ercising. Davidson told next of his in
ability to read Knglish, although twelve
jrSars, in this country.
"I guess I'll g.-t the limit." ho said,
'but it was worth it to put Zelig out of
the way. I.ast night nt Headquarters
the police told me I did a good job in
killing Zelig. Il's been robbing and
killing around here for years and nobody
ever tried to stop him, not even tho police,
until I got him.
Say Zellpr Killed Mnny.
Anyl)ody up around Fourteenth street
and Second avenue will tell you that Zelig
killed John-ie, a fat Dago, and lots of
other pnoplo. Iist winter Zelig and
Whitey Lewis, Gyp the Hlood and Lefty
Louie dtovo up to that neighlorhood in
an automobile and Zelig killed Frank
(Jnessi Frank Rizzo some called him."
Davidson then went on with a story
that on Friday nigh t at the ball in Stuy
vesant Casino Zelig liad taken HH away
from him. Gangsters said that Davidson
had about Sis, but that he liad turned it
over to Zelig "for safe keeping."
"Saturdav afternoon " said Davidson, "I
went to Zelig several times for my $18 and
be only laughed at me, saying. You'll
get the money all right,' and then turning
rno off. At 4 o'clock on Saturday after
noon I went looking for Zelig again and
saw him in front of Siegal's coffee house
In Second avenue, but tliero were ulxiut
thirty of Zelig's crowd around tho corner
and I was afraid to do anything then but
ask for my money."
Davidson here overlooked the fact that
liU lirst storv was that Zelig had black
jacked him in a Ilroome street doorway
and had robbed him then of fioo, In
his story at the Tombs he said Zelig first
bent him Saturday afternoon when the
(rang lender and his cohorts were in front
of the Second avenue cotTeo house F.urlier.
he said. Z0H7'" friends had warned him
that "Jack uould kill" him if he con
tinued to bother the gang lender as he
had been doing during tho afternoon.
IlnrroiTeil Honey tn till) IMotol.
"So when Zelig bent m," Davidson con
tinued, "I went dijwu to see Sum Sand
ler and without tolling Sandler what
I wanted the monov for I borrowed M0
fro'ii him Then I told him T wanted
tho money to buv a gun to kill Zelig,
Sandler tried to stop me. but I went over
to Jersey City to get tho gun."
Davidson here told the details of buy
ing thu revolver at Meyeis's pawnshop,
23 Newark avenue, Jersev City, llo
couldn't remember, he said, how.much he
bad paid for the revolver, but thought
the sum was $7, n he hnd 83 left when he
came hack tn town. Zelig gnngmen said
yesterday that at ubout 0 o'clock Satur
day evening Zelig while playing cards at
711 Second nvenuo with n man known as
Little Hillio had lent Davidson 13 to get
rid of him.
AVnltr.l tn Kill ZrllK.
I came back from Jersey City," said
Davidson, "and stood on tho corner of
fvicond ovenuo and Fourth street, across
from Siegal's restaurant waiting, for
Zelig to como out. I waited theie ho I
could kill him there and then run to the
Ktflh street station houm and givo myself
"Zelig came out after N o'clock with
another man and ho waved good-by to
the man and ran so fast for a car goltu
iiorth that I didn't have n chance to kill
him then. I jan two lilicli.s after the
nr ond caught It at SUth or Seventh
H' rot and I jumped on too. Zelig was
tilling tn the outside end of the second
feat from the frcnt then
"I snt on the seat out on tho platform.
I sat sideways with my bnck to Zelig's
back, but looking around all tlm time
to Btee that he was there. Them woro
only two or three people in tha oar and
none of them was between tho two of
lh. I waited until tho car stopped to do
tne shooting."
Here Davidson suddenly showed signs
of fnar and glanoed about at the prisoners
eretMtig on tho first and neoond tiers,
llo did not go into other details of the
actual shooting further than to say that
oftT firing the single shot ho aavo hlm
e f up )o tho police
leeut llecker just at this moment oame
out o, his !! south of where Davidson
Eating Soup With
a Fork.
That is what the manu
facturer or wholesaler Is do
ing when he is letting his
profits drip away In the form
of needlessly high overhead
Please jot down what you
pay every' year for insurance,
cartage, porterage, light,
power, watchmen, and in
cidental services; and
sharpen your pencil when
you do it.
Send the figure to us in confi
denceand ask us to match them
up with the corresponding charges
at Bush Terminal.
When you receive our reply, you
will wish to find out how soon you
can arrange to profit by the ad
vantages afforded at the Bush
This Isn't guesswork. That's
how we've brought nearly two
hundred successful manufacturers
over here.
Nearly two hundred successful
manufacturers arrived Inevitably
nt the same conclusion by the same
process of unnlyals.
Write for our book on "Economy."
Bush Terminal Co.
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stood talking to the reporters. Becker
got one glimpse of Davidson and his
audience and immediately swung about
and went into his cell and stayed there.
"Do you know Lieut. Becker?" David
son was asked.
"I've just heard of him,' said the mur
derer, "that's all.
"i-'omo of the prisoners here pointed him
out to me for the first time to-day. He
wnlked past and didn't speak to me and
1 didn't speak to him."
Davidson was next asked about his
friendship with Jack Sirocco, leader of
the gang that fought the Zelig crowd so
long, who is said to have patched up his
differences with Zelig in the past few
"Yes, I know Jack Sirocco very well,"
snld Davidson. "I was a waiter in his
saloon about a yenr and a half ago. but
I never had anything to do with his gang
fights, if that s what you mean. Tho
last time 1 saw Sirocco wa about a week
ago. but I never spoke to him or his
crowd about shooting Zelig.
"And I don't know Whito or Stelnert.
the policemen Jack Zelig savs frnmed
them. I might have read of them In the
Yiddish papers, but I don't remember."
"You know, don't you. that the Becker
trial begins Monday?" Davidson was
"I do now. hut I didn't know It until
Saturday night after 1 shot Zelig. They
told me at Police Headquarters. I shot
Zelig for stealing my $18. I have a red
head and a red temper and I got crazy
mad when he wouldn't givo It back to
After hearing Davidson's story tho
reporters sent a note up to Lofty Louie,
who immediately sent down word that
ho would talk to the reportere in the
counsel room with Gyp the Blood, Whitey
iwis anci ingo mink, ueputy warden
John Hanley. however, first obtained the
permission of District Attorney Whitman
nnd notified Patrick Whitney, Commis
sioner of Correction. Commissioner
Whitney telephoned to the Tombs that he
wished to bo present at the interview.
l.rttr I.oule Hrnln of Crowd.
Tho Commissioner xme to the Tombe
soon after dark' a36d'ited-vthe reporters
Into the counsel room where the four
smiling gunmen were waiting, Lefty
Loiue, evidently the "brains" of tho
party, stood in the middle of the room,
while Gyp the Hlocd, Whitey and Dago
Frank lounged against a long wooden
tnblo bock of their spokesman.
Gyp reached eagerly for a cigarette
offered to him by one of tho visitors ur.d
light od it 'I he visit, they said, was a
welcome interrupt ion of Tombs monotony.
Tho four wore fairly gocd clothes, espec
ially the youthful looking Gyp, but all
worn collarless, and Dago Frank nnd
Whitey Lewis were especially In need of
a shave.
Commissioner Whitney suggested that
the questions lie kept as close as possible
to the tilings mentioned in the letters
sent by tli" gunmen to Zelig last Fridav
and Saturday in which the four told o'f
card parties lasting until S o'clock in
the morning, of lamb chop and phlcken
feasts nnd of visits from Charles Rich-
man, who says he was robbed in the
Hesper Club's old quarters two weeks
Deputy Warden Hanlev already had
denied the stories written bv tho gunmen
ill their letters. All four n't the accused
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letters were brought up by tho reporters',
and they said what they already had
told Commissioner Whitney and Deputy
Warden Hanley, that they had Invented
tho pleasantries In tho lotters Just to
cheer Zelig up. Lef ty would bo tho spokes
man, said Gyp tho Blood.
TrUm 111 Ileal Friend.
"I got a letter fromJZelig, the best friend
I ever had, last Thursday," began Lefty
l.oule in reply (o questions, "It was the
first letter wo got from him. lie used
to send us messages right along and
that's tho reason ho didn't wrlto.
"And ho didn't over como down hero
to call on us because well, you know
how It would got In the turners If he came
here to tho Tombs. The letter ho wrote
tne last Thursday was an awful s:id one.
"Did ho wrlto that ho was worried about
himself?" Leftv was asked.
"Oh, no." orlod tho four. "Ho was
worried about us."
Together then the four straightened
out their facoe and told In mournful tones
of tho great loss that Jaok h death had
been to them. Lefty said that when they
had come from their different tiers last
Thursday night and liad a chance to
communicate with one another when
gathered In the counsel room talking to
Lawyer Wahle Lefty had showed the
letter to the other three gunmen and
suggested that they all write to Jaok to
cheer him up.
"Ho I wrote letters," said Lefty. "I
mean we, all did, and we threw a lot of
comedy Into them to cheer up Jaok. Throo
of tho letters were mailed Thursday night.
Whitey sent his letter early on Katiirday.
and It was delivered to Jaok at TO Beoond
avenue Just a few minutes before Jaok
lumped on tho trolley oar that thU bum
killed him in. But all that Btuff about
playing cards and balng visited by Hloh
mau and that bunk wag jutt comedy.
Wo never can bo together riere and the
lights go out around ti o'clock ovory night,
ana toko 11 1 rom me we don t got cnioKei
and lamb chop feeds at night llko we said.
"Sure It wrL oomedv. hrokn In Gvn th
Blood with a laugh. "Vthv, yesterday I
wTote to my wife that I just saw a show.
Ain't that a yclll Tho only show we
see hero is tho mlco. I was shooting
comedy at her just to cheer her up like
we tried to cheer Jack, "
"What do you know about Davidson?"
Lefty was asked.
"llB'a Artful I,orr," Sy I.efty.
"He's a bum," was tho prompt answer.
"Jack used to give him quarters and
halves so ho could feed. Him have 1400
or even fist He's kiddln' yuh, He never
worked in his life. I knew him four years
now and no's very low. He's awful low.
lie s always run messages tor girls,
that's all ho Is. He never was anvthins
but a cadet, and when he soys he ever
had trouble with a prlncojllke Jack Zelle
he's a liar Why, him saying he had
trouble with a man out of his class like
Bis Jaok is like as if ono of vou eentlomen
had a little bootblack have trouble with
you, He wouldn't have the head to shoot
Jack alone. It was somebody else's
head. He was forced to do it,"
Here Lefty was but saying In other
words what the underworld, and somo in
the upperworld too, said yesterday
that Davidson may or may not have
imagined a grudge against Zelig and that
persons who wished to seo Zelig killed
just at this time urged Davideon to shoot.
-1 not tum never d do It unless he was
forced," broke In Whitey Lewis, "Why
1 botcha that's tho first shot he ever
fired in his life" this with tho utmost
contempt. "He's just a cadet and a rat."
Ana ne a liar wnen ne says Jack
blackjacked him nnd stuck him up for
money," continued Lofty. "That's what
they all say. They saylt about us too."
-.na, m-oko in vinitev, "do wo look
llko a lot of fellows who'd shoot a man
for $250?"
"Or even for $1,000?" cried Lefty Louie
in disgust.
"But they got us in here and we're all
innocent," no added.
"We never went around stloklng up
anybody," protested Whitey. "We all
used to go around preventing stickups.
We stopped nioro stickups than the iollce
ever did. "
That's rlsht," growled Dago Frank
"Do you know why Davidson killed
Zelig? ".Lefty was asked.
"Sure." cnorused tho four. "We'll tell
you about that later maybo." said Leftv
Louis. "That'll all come out soon, but "I
don't want to say anything about It now.
I don't want to bay whether or not that's
Just our opinion either. But we know
what we're talking about nil right and
Jack wasn't croaked for any $18 or any
$100 either."
"Do you think the shooting was an
outcome of the Rosenthal inurdor?"
"I don't want to talk nbout that either."
said Lefty, whilo his threo communions
looked into spaoe in solemn silence.
"What do you know nbout the Kazzo
murder which Davidson sayH Zelig did
whilo you fellows were in tho cur with
"I don't know anything about that,"
said Iicfty. "None of us know anything
nbout that Davidson is a bum und a
Tho gunmen slid they never had heard
of tho girl who called nt tho Morgue lato
on Saturday night and snld that her name
was Josio Applebaum and that she had
como (or tho $.V which Zelig was said
to hnvo had in his pockets.
Other gnngmen on tho free sldo of tho
Tombs denied that a telephone message
had como for Zelig Just before he left
the caf in Second avenue Saturday night.
Davidson's ntory of yestrday makes
no mention of a telophono call. Zelig's
friends say that Zelig hnd started north
oooomDanied bv I.I trio Itlllln tn his. hi.
naila manicured in Fifteenth street when
ho was shot juut south of Fourteenth?
n.r,1? he potion arreted this Little
Billie," said Iwj-or Wahle, "as a witness
and then let him go."
Mr. Wahlo said ho know that a man
whoso naiho is known to him r?v ivm
to Zehg just before Zelirf got on the Car.
1 ho lawyer refused to give the name
of tho man or discuss tho money transac
tion. Gangtt ers told tho lawyer yesterday
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ii.uv .mis imu eruu wuviUBQll UH .elljf
got on tho car. but that tho gang leader
and his friends in their contempt for
Davidaonlnever had any fear that David
son would shoot Zelig,
Doputy Commissioner Dougherty and
Dotoctive L'Houroaux went to tho Jersoy
City police headquarters early yester
day to look up tho sale of the revolver
to Davidson. The pawnshop was opened
by a olerk and a record of the sale of
the revolver was found.
Sara Zeltar Changed Costa.
James March, Republican Inoior of the
Third Assembly district, who bailed out
White and fiteinort and ohampionod
Becker to the extent of saying that por
haps Becker had got eomo of the monoy
in ilia alleged bunk aooountH from March's
tips on stocks, now makes tho statement
that Zoltg'n coat, which figured so prom
inently in tho testimony that onusorl tho
indictment of Whito and Btolnort for
perjury, was not the ooat worn by tho
gang leader when arrested by tho two
", v....i. .'u.u.u it.i uibiiii uurv,
said Marsh, "with a coat whloh showed
uwi no oouian i carry n gun in t ho pocket
because the pocket waa oo small, But
I know that wasn't tha coat Zelig had
on whon Whito and Htolnert found him
with a revolver In tho pocket, Zelig had
another oont mado with vury small pocketR
.tun linn hip wrunu uury Hint tnis sooonu
, coat was the one ho was wearing when
I arrested.
And he brought to tho Grand Jury
noni a lot of his gangstern that swore
they were clerks and things llko that,
when they were not. Ono of them Hworo
ho was the tailor who made the ooat.
Jj jj V J " K'KiBt B
Tell Htorr of Zellrf Mnrder lie.
iBtnt by Dnrlflann.
Commissioner Dougherty gave the re
porters at Headquarters last night a
detailed statement as tn his Investiga
tions Into the shooting- of Zelig. Tho
Commissioner had had no sleep from
Hattirday until yesterday morning at 11
o'clock. Then ho took a few hours off,
went fur his usual swim at Coney Island
and then returned to Headquarters for
more work,
lie has msny detectives at work veri
fying every detail of what Davidson
told him.
"In tho first place," said the Commis
sioner, "I was struck with Davidson's
braggart air. He seemed to think that
he had done a good thing and acted the
part. Ho told me that he came to this
country from Russia twelve years ago
and that he was a harness stitcher by
trade, Ho said that he wan first em
ployed In a place on Fulton street near
Myrtle avenue, In Brooklyn, for six
months. He left there to work for a
concern on Barclay street, and then
two and one-half years at o went on ths
stage as a song and dance, man at ths
reoplo'n Muslo Hall on the liowery.
"Ho then became a pedler and sold
Jewelry and clothes that he picked up at
auctions of unredeemed pledges, when
he went up to 1'oaksklll last summer he
hired a horse and waron and peddled
fruit and green stuffs about Peeksklll.
We have men who ars Investigating
"Davidson told us that he knew Zelig
fairly well and that he knew Whitey
Lewis and Lefty but slightly. As far
as I know he was never a waiter for
Jack Sirocco.
"Davidson says that on Friday night
he went to a ball of the Forsythe As
sociation at the Btuyvesant Caf on
Second avenua and that there he met
"DavldBon told me that In the cloak
room Zelig got htm alono and took a
sum less than $2G away from him. Thts,
however, Is the revised version of the
robbery as told by Davidson. The first
story he handed out was to the effect
that Zelig had stuck htm up and robbed
him of f 600 on Broomo street on Satur
day morning. But when we learned
from Davidson's wife that she had gone
through his clothes before he got up on
Saturday and found less than $10 In
them we confronted the prisoner with
this story and he admitted that hs hsd
been stuck up at tho boll.
"Our Investigation of this, however.
does not entirely corroborate Davidson's
story. We have found that Davidson
and Zelig were very friendly at this
bait and that on one occasion In the
presence of witnesses Davidson threw
his arms around Zelig's neck, kissed
him and vowed eternal friendship.
'According to the prisoner and hts
wife Davidson returned from that ball.
His wife says that he was drunk and
stupid, a condition In which she had
never seen him before. It was then that
she went through his clothes. When he
got up he says that he went to the res
taurant kept .by Jacob Sandler at Hi
Grand street. Davidson had a herring
and a cup of coffee for breakfast and he
couldn't pay the check. Sandler eays
that he paid It and then they went to
what Davidson colls a "tea house" In
the building where the Eldrldge street
police station used to be and there hod
coffee, and cakes, which Sandler paid
for. It was then, Davidson says, that
he borrowed $10 from Sandler, with
which ho later purchased the revolver
that killed Zelig.
"And right here came a very Interest
ing part of our Investigation. Sandler
was taken to headquarters and stub
bornly Insisted that he hadn't lent
Davidson the money. Davidson was
angered at thts and he put Sandler
through a regular third degree. He shot
questions at him for an hour while wo
eat by, but Sandler Insisted that he
didn't have the $10 to lend.
"'Why don't you admit you lent It to
me?' Davidson said to Sandler. 'I shot
Zelig, I admit It. You can't bo Impli
cated In any way. I want these men to
know that I am telling them tho truth.'
"At tho end of nn hour of this David
son turned from Sandler in disgust.
"Davidson then said that he met Zells
In a Second avenue restaurant and
begged him to give him back his monoy.
He says Zeltg hit him and that this wan
tho last straw. He says that he went
to a pawnbroker at GranC street and
the Bowery and tried in vain to buy a
gun there.
"This story was verified by Bessie
Kdson, the daughter of the proprietor of
the place, who said that a man answer
ing Davidson's description had rushed
Into the place with two cuts on the sldo
of his faco nnd had asked for a re
volver. She wouldn't sell him one be
cause ho had no permtt. He was very
much excited, she said.
"Davidson says that ho then went to
Jersey City nnd at tho store of Simon
Meyers of 23 Newark avenue, Jersey
City, bought the police revolver num
bered 4S12. Wo found Meyers at his
homo at 310 West Ninety-ninth street
and had him down at Headquarters. Wo
put Davidson In line with auch persons
as we could find around the building
and asked Meyers to pick out the man
to whom he had sold the gun.
"Sandler was tn the line and Meyers
picked htm out, but Davidson stepped
out and reminded Meyers of tho cir
cumstances and then the pawnbroker
said that he remembered Davidson.
Davidson had glvon his name on the
memorandum of sale as Sam Sandler of
348 Grand street Davidson and Meyers
both said that after the buying of tha
gun Davidson bought ten .38 calibre
cartridges. This was verified by my
mon, as was the memorandum of pur
chase. "Then he started in to find out where
the revolver came from. Meyers didn't
know where he got It and his clerk who
handles firearms can't be found until
to-morrow. On the list of police guns
with their numbers we found that 4813
belonged to Patrolman Charles F. Ma
tter, attached to the Fifth avenue police
station In Brooklyn, and we got Capt
Coleman of that precinct to hunt up
Maher, who was en patrol,
"Mnher had a revolver, but hs sold
that he had borrowed It from Patrolman
Greene, the driver of the patrol wagon
for tho station house,
"Wo had Maher over hers and he told
us how he had lost three revolvers,
among thorn this one. This story will
be further Investigated by to-day,
though the loss of gun 4813 In a Brook
lyn saloon has been verified by the bar
tender. "Davidson said that he got baok to
Manhattan and came across Zelig
standing In front of a restaurant at 71
Second avenue talking to friends about
8 o'clock. Davidson waited until Zelig
was through and had turned to walk
up Second avenue, and then followed
him onto tho car. Ho eat on the rear
sent nt first and tho conductor asked
him haw ho came to get the cuts on
hlR head.
"All thfuo statements are subject to
verification by our men. We are inves
tigating the Forsythe Club. My mlnd'ls
open and I have not done with this case,
I regard It ns a very singular coinci
dence that Zelig was shot Just before
thn llecker trial and under these cir
cumstances." The Commissioner was asked about
the $D00 said at first to have been found
on Zcltg'a body at the Morgue and ha
said that ha could not Had that this
was Investigated and that as far as hs
could find there was no such sum found
by the Morgue superintendent. Tha
Commissioner was then asked:
"Do you think that all the men that
should be arrested In connection with
the shooting of Jack Zelig have boon
arrested 7"
He said that he did not care to an
swer the question, but would keep right
on working,
Eel l Murder Admitted to tie Blow
to Prosecution, However.
The killing of ono witness will not delay
the trial of Llout. Beokor. Ills case will
be called In tho Criminal Branch of tho
Huaroiuo Court before Justice doff to
day as soon as a special Orand Jury Is
Fifty talebmen for the Grand Jury,
which will de vote Its time to Investigating
all phases of the Rosenthal case, will
appear before Justice Ooff at 10:30 A. M,
An effort will be made to procure from
this panel tlit- twenty-three necessary
jurors. If the Orand Jury Is named
siieedlly the work of getting a Jury to
try Becker will be taken up at onoe. The
230 talesmen for this jury are directed
to appear before Justice Ooff at 11 A. M.
District Attorney Whitman said last
night that he knows of no obstacle to tho
expediting of the Becker trial.
It was admitted yesterday, however,
that the murder of Zelig waa a blow to
the prosecution. District Attorney Whit
man declined to mako comment yester
day as to what effect the removal of Zelig
would have, but something of what ths
proeeoutlon expected to bring out by
placing the gang leader on the stand la
The State purposed to prove largely
through Zelig's own testimony that It
would have been impossible to obtain
Zelig gangmeu for the killing of Rosen
thal had not Zelig himself placed several
of his most "trustworthy retainers and
intimate friends at the disposal of Rose,
Becker's agent. The prosecution would
have brought forward witnesses to testify
that Zelig gangmen took part in no big
job without the consent of their leader.
Rosenberg, Horowitz, Muller and Ciroflci
were all retainers and friends of Jaok
That was the general situation to be put
before the Jury. But the District Attor
ney Intended to dwell on particulars.
From Zelig the State expected to pro
duce evidence of a carefully worked out
scheme on Becker's part to place Zelig
so completely In his power that Zelig
would have to comply with whatever
orders Becker gave. The scheme, or con
spiracy, has already boen described from
statements Dy nose ana vteoDor. rrora
stories told by Zelig and his friends and
from the rjroceedinirs whloh brought
about tho indictment of Becker's men
White and btelnert. Briefly the plot as
charged was this:
Becker arranged matters so that Zelig
waa arrested for carrying a revolvor.
White and Stelnert made the arrest.
After Zelig was put in the Tombs Beoker
sent worn to mm personally mat no naa
nothing against him and that if Zells
would be his friend ho would get him out
of prison. Rose and Vallon were go
betweens. Zelig, according to the stories
told by Rose, Webber and vallon, agreed
to oall off his feud with Becker. So a fund
of 110,000 was made up, ostensibly by Rose
and V allon, who had no money, and by
tt'AU. mwA Unm IJ . . 1 MU I 1 1 . I
vwuo, ..m 1 1 1 lam, niiu i , u i.i.ic
interest in Zellir. Rose and his friends
nave aesenea on oatn mat tne iiu.uoo
was Becker's monoy.
They go on to say that Zelig was told
and that Zelig believed that Becker could
have him nut hack in tha Tomlw hv with
drawing the bail security and that Zelig
listened when Rose, on Becker's behalf,
went to him and told htm that men wore
needed for a lob which Becker wanted
done. According to Rose's story it was
not desired that Zelig should know too
much. He was told only tharBecker
needed some of tho boys. And Zelig,
by Rose's account, agreed to let his men
b used and told Hose to go to Ifty
Louie and Whitey Lewia.
To this part of Rose's story Zelig would
have testified on tho Btand if he had
lived to fulfil his agreement with the
District Attorney. He would havo as
serted that ho did not know murder was
to Ixj done and that ho himself did not
take any part in collecting the murderers.
His part was merely to let his retainers
know through Rose that he had no ob
jection to their hiring themselves out
tor a bit of work.
Tho District Attorney was aware that
Zelig, like other who had been assured
of Becker's protection, was enraged
when ho found tliat Instead of giving
protection Becker and Becker's friends
were trying to make it appear that he
was one oi tne principals in tno murder
of Rosenthal.
Zelig therefore, after keeping silent
for many weeks about the clrouroatanoes
of hie arrest for carrying a revolver,
suddenly brought up tho whole case by
accusing Hteinert and White of a "frumo
UP," of going before the Grand Jury with
supporting witnesses and giving suoh
tobtlmony as resulted in the indictment
of those men. It will be necessary now
to dismiss the indiotmenta against white
and Stelnert.
Only the LMstriot Attorney, Charles O.
F. Wahle and Zelig himself knew how
far he would go when called as a witness
against Beoker. But there had been
Intimations that Zelig's testimony was to
be one of the big surprises of the trial.
Yesterday the District Attomoy had a
long talk with Rose, Webber, Vallon nnd
Schepps. Mr. Whitman would not dis
cuss what ground tho talk covered. He
said, though, that Rose hnd not predicted
that Zelig would be killed.
"The only basis for such a story, said
Mr. Whitman, "was the often expressed
belief of Rose and others that all witnesses
for tho proeooution woro In danger.
Short Ileariasi tow Darldaoa Before)
tho Coroner,
Philip Davidson, confessed slayer of
Big Jack Zetlg, was brought before Cor
oner Holtzhauser for a preliminary
hearing yesterday. The Coroner held
him without ball for the Inquest
Wednesday morning. Subpoenas for
Wednesday were Issued to Hyman Tret
berth of MS East Ninth street, who saw
the shooting on the Second avenue car
and' keeps a shoe store tn ths neighbor
hood, to tha conduotor and motorman,
to Davidson's wife and brother-in-law,
David Meyer, and to Polloeman Smith,
who made ths arrest.
Davidson was brought down from the
Fifth street station about 11 o'clook
and was held on the formal affidavit
of Officer Schmidt as to the circum
stances of the shooting and the ad
mission of guilt, Davidson had made
to htm. Davidson said never a word,
slunk way down In his chair between
Officer Schmidt and Detective Flannelly
and seemed thoroughly subdued.
Coroner's Physician T. D. Lehano
arrived from making the autopsy on
Zelig's body nt tho Morgue, to testify
that tho bullet had entered the baok
of the head about an Inch from the
base of the skull, and had penetrated
through to the brain. He showed tha
bullet flattened at ono end.
"The singeing of the hair and the pow
der mnrks showed It was a contact
wound," snld the dootor. "The hole was
clean and, a remarkable thing where
the weapon had been held so close, none
of the skull had been forced In. Zelig
had aa zoaptlonall tUa akuUUaav I
found a left shoulder soar, presumably
where ho was hit by Tortl outside here,
but no other bullets."
Zelig's mother Identified the body at
the Morguo and came later with her
staler to apply for his death certificate.
While waiting for Chief Clerk George
Wall tn make out the paper she was In
tears. Tho document gave Zqllg's namo
ss Zelig II. Albert, his profession as
"diamond expert," his ago as 26 and his
address as 11 East lOCth street
rteaaraea tleadtner Ills Bible Wham
Asked About Zallsr Hbootlim.
Mayor Gaynor was asked by a Btsx
reporter ysterday at Ht. James whether
he had anything to say In regard to the
police situation in view of the fact that
a man who had figured in tho Rosenthal
caso had been shot In tho streets in New
The Mayor, who was on hts porch read
ing the Bible when the quostlon was put
to him, replied that he hod nothing to say
and oontinued to read the Bible.
Eradicate Viae by Abollahlnsr Pres
ent tant, She Tell Anarchist.
Emma Goldman took up tho Rosen
thal case at her first meeting of the
season, at the Lenox Casino, at 118th
street and Lenox avenue, last night.
About 600 anarchists were present.
There was a sprinkling of policemen in
plain clothes In the hall, but they did
not find It necessary to Interfere.
The speaker said that the only way to
eradicate vlco and crime was to abolish
present laws. The same law, she said.
which persecutes the small gambler Jus
tifies the Wall Street operator and per
mits him to do business without moles
tation. The Rosenthal case, sho satd,
served simply to lift the ltd an Inch
or two and to give the outside world
a peep at tho rotten condition of the
Police Department and tho rottenness
of conditions In general In New York
and other cities.
"The gambler or the woman of the
street," sho continued, "who refuses to
'give up' Is driven out of business or
Into Jail and when a gambler squeals
ths very law which la supposed to pro
tect him removes htm In cold blood."
She sold that the Police Department
"smells to heaven," and that politics In
America are dependent on vice and
Vice and crime and graft, she said.
could bo eliminated If the anarchlstto
doctrine of the abolition of all law
were followed.
Inventor, In Pennaylvuntn Peniten
tiary, Reoene Oreraeer From Xearro.
PniLADKLrntA, Oot. 8. John Edwards,
the Inventor, who Is a prisoner at tho
Eastern Penitentiary, yesterday saved the
lifo of Oversoer 1 albot after he had been
stabbed and slashed by Lee Atwood, a
negro prisoner serving seven years for
Talbot had gone into Atwood s coll to
Inspect It. Tho negro lungod with a
shoe knife and cut off his ear; then ho
stabbed the keeper in the baok.
Edwards, who was in tho corridor, ran
in, knocked the negro down and threw
himself upon him. The two wero sep
arated after they had severely injured
each other. All three men were taken to
the prison hospital. The negro was put
In solitary confinement.
Edwards three years ago scaled the
wall of Cherry Hill prison, only to break
his leg when he fell. His term of servloe
was lengthened, but hU conduct has been
so good 6lnco that he lion been made a
When Warden MoKenty hoard of to
day'u incident ha said he would recom
mend parolo for Edwards. Ho invented
time locks that are in use in many banks,
is the inventor of a process In the mo
chanlo arts that lias netted him much
money while he has been in prison and
owns many patents. He was one of the
roost expert bank thieves In this State.
Waldo Modifies Order to Clear Oat
Cafe nt Clnalng Hoar.
Commissioner Waldo last Friday modi
fled his order that the police, at 1 A. M.
should enter and oloso all cafes which
have no all night licenses. Since then
policemen have been stationed at the
entrances taking count of all the people
entering and leaving the plaoo after the
legal oloelng hour. Their reports have
been submitted to the inspectors.
This plan was also followed yesterday.
Two men shadowed the doorway of George
Rector's, at Broadway and Sixtieth street,
from early morning until long after mid
night. Watchful plain clothes men were
never far awny from Hhanley's, the Green
Turtle, the F'olles Bergere, the Parisian,
Faust's and Relsouweber's.
Capt. Churchill, the proprietor of tho
restaurant at Broadway and Forty-ninth
street, aaid lost evening that this was
quite tho newest tiling he had ever heard
of along Broadway.
While the cabaret shows worn going as
usual last night, thero wan a noticeable
air of restraint to some of them. One
turkey trot and fancy dancing specialty
wliioh has been a loading card at one of
the larger restaurants was missing.
New York Concern Hell I.nnd There
at f 4,000 a Front Foot.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 6. The H. B.
Claftln Company of New York yester
day sold to tho Pacific National Bank
ono of the most valuablo corners In
Tacoma for $400,000, or $4,000 a front
foot, establishing a new record prlco
for Tacoma. The land was bought by
the Clafllns seventeen years ago for
Tha bank will erect a modern bank
and office building. The Clariln com
pany's local department store, which
occupies tho corner, Is negotiating for
a new site, threo times as large In
area, on which to put up the largest
store building west of the Rocky Moun
Man Dorrn In Trxn Mitten hy Otic,
Which Chntrd Hint to III Home,
Austin, Tex., Oct. 0. Scores uf
coyotes and wolves In the ranch region
around Batesvlllo are nfillctrd with
rabies, according to advices received
at tho State Hydrophobia Institute hero.
The latest patient to arrive at tho
Institute for treatment for a mad
coyote's bite Is D. Mol.emore.
He says he waa working In a field on
his farm near llatesvllle when coyote
Jumped on lilm and badly lacerated his
flesh with Its fangs. McLemore ran
toward the house and waa closely
ohert hv th p.n.l. ti i a -
hla coming and shot tae rabU animal.
Bottle of
is serially numbered
like the dc luxe edi-
ci ticnof a famous
ei.(lr e l f a. JS. .
The quality de
serves tins dis
An inimitable
blend of the
finest ryes.
Aged in wood.
Pure and pal
Meat. Towers In Itrdro-aeroplaa
Was Aloft O H. 10 Bf. 85 S.
Annapolis, Oct. 6. Remaining con
tinuously In tho air for 8 hours, 10 minutes
and 35 seconds, Lieut. John H. Towen,
tho naval aviator, to-day broke the Ameri
can record for an endurance flight by
nearly two hours. It is estlmat.d that
Lieut. Towers covered S89 miles In his
flight, while the record, held by St. Croat
Johnstone, is only 178 miles. To-day's
flight will not stand aa a record for di
toncoas it was not over a measured oours
and under Aoro Club conditions. The
former ondurance record of 4 hours 31
minutes and 39 seconds waa held by Paul
The record 'or continuous flight la of
ficial, however.
Llout, Towera has been a&riolDatl&s
tho making of this attempt for some
days, and the Aero Club had named
Llcuts. I. F. Dortch and L. N. McNalr
as official tlmors. Both acted to-day,
Tho start from the water was made at
5:50 A. M.
The fllghtwas made in the Curtlss hydro
aeroplane known as the navy A3 ma
chine, and a Curtlss engine was used.
Forty-two gallons of gasolene of the so
Baume mlxtnre was consumed. It Is
said that this is the largest quantity of
gnsolone over carried on a flight. The
engine worked perfectly, and the descent
was made only because the gasolene was
exhausted. Liout. Towers flew directly
with or against the wind, his limit being
nlout eight miles from the aviation head
quarters on Annapolis harbor.
Towers has no bail effocts from his
flight but n temporary deafness duo to
tho noiso of the engine. Thero is great
satisfaction In naval circles over his
Tie L. B. Automatic Index abaolutdr prrnnra
errora in Minx, became It checka Itself. Let
ten or foldere are filed br numbera chtcktd
br same ar br name checked br number. It
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rectly by nam. Anyone can find ex
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October 19th,
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