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THE SON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1918.'
13 WHITMAN INQUIRY CALL TO TAMMANY . -DrmnrrntJe-vEoHpse Scon In Mho of II Ik Star Above Clouds of IlijrliwHy Oroft. FKAK UK MAY BE OOVERNOB Scheme to Minimize Political Kffrd Siiiil to Have Failed Hnrncs Has Plan. Th f.ict witiibllsherl at Friday's eeaalon of the McOulre-John Doe proceeding that Pintriot Attorney Whitman's Jurisdiction mm't have to m atretchrd to give him power to carry on hla examination of up-i-tiitr wltncssm was a atiock to thoae who miM have the Investigation of highway KMft direcleil from the Democratic aide nf tlin fom-e. If purging must be done let It be done ') b hdiids not unfriendly, is the prayer that ilcn from Democratic hearts. And If any man enturoM to climb to the Clov tmoi'x chair from this Investigation put him down nt once. That Is the way they (re IiiIUIiik iterday ubout Mr. Whit mhii ami Hip operations of James W. itrboriie, thf newly appointed special Deputy Atlorncy-Ueneral. liov (! mi's friends say that he is far from satlntled with the way Mr. Whit man Ims readied out through the State for evidence of highway frauds. The governor was reticent about discussing the work of Mr. Osborne while in town Inn ii'k. Hi felt sure that Mr. Oa borne would I"' able to carry on his In- ilcnllons without conflicting with Mr, Whitman. Hut he would not say what Fptvlrlc plans he has for Mr. Osborne nor wliilhrr carrying incin uui wm uuiu automatically the activity of Mr, Whit tnun. Mr. Osborne was not in New York yee tenlay He came down from Albany late on Friday nfternoon for three hours and then started back up the State. He was In l'.urialo yesterday. At his office. It was said that his business had nothjng lo do with state worn. t'rnr Hlse of Whltmaa. Plent 'of others were ready, to tell yes terday what part political generalship Is Diving In the division of the attack on highway grafters. Tammany men, Indc pmdent Democrats anil Progressives aro at one In the opinion that District Attor ney Whitman's Investigation will be the Mrongcst Kind of a recommendation for his M-lectlon as the Itepubllcan candidate for t.overnor In 1914. Election whistles had hardly stopped , blowing when William It. Ilotchkiss, ' rhHirm.tn of the executive committee of thh l'toKresslvn State committee, plcxed up a speech of Mr. Whitman's delivered In Buffalo, and to a Itochester audience miftit an hour attacking the District At torm-y. Ho dared him to follow the trail of graft If it should lead Into the Republi can camp. Mr filynn's reaction. It appears, at see ing th spectre of Whitman as tho nepulv I lean candidate for (lovcrnor was to ap point James V Osborne to carry out In the Plate what Mr. Whitman was trying to do from New York county. Mr. On lorni will have the Powers of the Attor- iiey-Gcn-rBl's office, and will be ublo to go Into every county or tne Mate to inn in and prosecute evildoers. Tho immediate effect would bo to build ii backfire against Whitman, and at the same time to re strain him from exceeding his Jurisdiction on auy pretext whatever. MrfSalrr flour, the Wheel. It was clear yesterday that the events of Friday moved contrary to the wishes of those whn want to have Mr. Whitman kept within hounds. Tho admission of McGtilre that he had talked to highway contractors In New York, sometimes in person and sometimes by telephone, and that his partner In the bonding business was Chsrles F. Murphy, Jr.. a very lively , oung New Yorker, tixes the locus of Mr. Whitman's Inquiry, at least in one phase of the investigation. And how far the trail, will go from these present leads Mr. Whitman himself does not know. At all vents, for his present purposes, tho Dis trict Attorney Is perfectly free from such criticism as (!ov. Olynn's friends at tributed to the Governor himself. Tli out nnd out Tammany men of louyse have their peculiar Interest In what Mr."' Whitman Ik doing, for the things which have come to Mr. Whitman's atten Hon thus far were done In a State ad ministration which, more than nny other In years, bore the Tammany hallmark. .o Rest for Marphy. Charles F. Murphy has not yet taken lill usual post-election rest Ho has been ivpefted at Hot (springs, Va.. ever since the day after election. He was In New Vork on Thursday nnd at Good Ground on Friday nnd yesterday. They say at Tammany Hall that he has no Immediate Plan! for a vacation. At tho same time mmes tho assurance that there Is not the smallest chance in tho world of the men In Tammay Hall raising their fingers .(gainst his lendershlp. Charles F. Murphy, according to those familiar with rMltlctl currents on Fourteenth street, ii as safo In his so.it as Woodrow WII (ori is In his. T', real reason why Murphy Is here Is Whitman. If there Is nothing In tha little 1 district disturbances to affect hit com posure there la surely enough In the Criminal Courts Building to keep his at tention. Tammany had Its own stenog rapher to take down the iptcceha of Hen ncssy during the campaign. The same man appears now at tho eeselona of the John Doe Inquiry to take down all that transpire there ao that tho men In Fourteenth street and the lawyers upon whom the organisation can count shall havo their own copies of testimony. Barnes lias Own Plate. Meanwhile the Itepubllcan leaders have their own plans. William Barnes, Sena tor Hoot, William M. Calder and others have Dent out a call for a Itepubllcan conference nt the Waldorf on December 5. There Is no doubt that a great deal of Whitman sentiment will he on tap. Mr. Whitman momentarily lost Itepub llcan support when he accepted tho Tam many Indorsement for District Attorney, hut his political graft hunt Is bringing It back. One of the schemes which the llepuh- llcan leaders expect to put out among their new Assemblymen at the confer ence will call for tho appointment of a legislative commission to hunt political graft. The Republicans will have the upper hand In tho Assembly, and with the help of an Assembly committee Mr. Whitman's work would le complemented. In other words, the Assemblymen could be counted on to go throught the up-State counties and trail grafting contractors and politicians, thus blanketing Mr. Os borne, who Is working on the Demo cratic side. Mr. Whitman would then be free to carry on his work here wltnout Interference and with the aid and com fort of his friends In tho Assembly. All to d the State may expect a car nival of Investigation enough to make politicians who have skated on thin Ice from time to time sit up nignis minnni, WHITMAN TAPS NEW WIRETAPPING VEIN 'Inds Witness Not, Connected With Ganffs Who Sup ports Confessions. 2,200 HEAR SULZER RAP TAMMANY IN BUFFALO But 0,000 Had Been Expected at Deposed (love.rnor's Lecture. In BurfAto, Nov. !2. An audience of ?ne nanuins camo to tho lecture given to-night by William Suiter, Asacmblyman elect and ex-Governor, In tho Broadway txaitnrinm liurraio s mggesi nan. Mr. SuUer was disappointed at the slie of ihe audience. Soats had been placed tnr f. nor), hut on v a lew more umn ihlrr! nf the seats were occupied. The ad mission was 55 and 50 cents. According to John LaURhlln. local manager of the lecture, Sulxer receives 11,000 a night for the lectures, which will extend far Into the West. Mr. SuUer had no complaint as lo tae ..smith nf his welcome. The audience cheered him while he walked slowly through the hall and applauded for two minutes when lie was mironiircM n . - VMam. rhnlrmun of the meeting. Tammany und Murphy formed the bur rf.n nf the lecture. At every dig at thai organisation and Its chief the audience unmanned UDroariousiy. nunci ,umv .u mnr thfttl tWO llOUTS. Of the Imneachment trial Sulzer said "The Murphy court ruled In everything against me, nti ruled out ever) thing In mv fsivnr. The rules of evidence were thrown to the wind. A horse thief frontier dajs would have received niarr ileal. Mr. Murnhv controlled most of the mmWi nf the court, diotated its pro cedurc and wrote the Judgment. Mr. Mur phy was the Judge and the Jury, tho pros ut,e nn,l the bailiff. There Is n higher court than Murphy's, h. n.mrt nf nubile opinion. I appeal from Murphy's court of political passion to the calmer Judgment "of posterity and the sober reflection of mankind. "The farce of my trial lias npenen inr eyes of the people to the giaft of mill- Ions of dollars annually and It will hasten the adoption of tho Initiative, and the I referendum; bring about the recall of public officials. Including Judges and ludlclal decisions, and write upon the statute books other reforms, especially a direct primary law." GEEEN RINGS ON HIS HENS. Chlcac Man's Meane of Identifying Ills Poaltry. CniCAno. Nov. 31. In some way many of Martin Olson's fancy white leghorn chickens wandered Into tils neighbors' coop. Most families In the block raise while leghorns. Olson, who lives at 71HI Coles i in Smith 'hloa.'o. oalnted his poultry yard fence green last week. A snow while rooster stuck his head in the paint bucket. The next day Olson found Ihe green headed rooster in a neighbor's coop. That gave him the idea. Yesterday with the aid of Ws eon he took inn white leghorn hens, roosters and pullets and painted two green rings around their necks. ACCl'SES POLICE OFFICIAL )oughcrty Must, Supply List of Arrests Before Rosen thal Murder. the police for the clairvoyants to sell worthless mining stock, Is still kept und'jr cover In either Hoboken or Newark. He will be within reach of a telephone call Monday morning In caso It Is decided to ask the Grand Jury for any' Indict ments. Other witnesses under subpoena for Monday are Curley Carter, Frank Tar beaux, Joe Krakowakl, former Detective Al Cohen and George McRea. WANTS TO STAT JS PRISON. SULZER DEEPER IN GRAFT TANGLE Continued from Firtt Pag. Assistant District Attorney Frederick Groehl returned from Philadelphia yes terday morning after a session there with a man who was onco a witness In n wire tapping case. With tho material obtained front Ihls man Mr. Groehl expects to build up a strong enso against a certain police of. tidal who, It Is said. Induced this witness to change his testimony against a wire tapper on trial. Tho evidence Is Intended to prove from an outside source the In terest taken by the police In getting tho ttlro tanners free, and from tho leads ou talned from this man District Attorney Whitman expects to be able to prove col luslon between tho wireless wire tappers nnd the police The witness never was a wire tapper, thus his evldenco Is expected to be corroboration or that in nana. Denutv I'ollco Commissioner Dougherty who said lato Friday night that he would bo glad to glvo out a list of tho wire tnppcrs nrrested by the police before the lloncuth.il murder. ho liau given out on rhursday a long list of arrests made afterward decided yesterday that he would not make publlo the list even If there were any such arrests. His office was served with a subpama yesterday to produce at the District Attorney a or flee on Monday all tho records of com plaints, arrests and dispositions of wire tapping casea. Mr. Dougherty earn it would be unethical for him In view of this to make public the list. Mr. Whitman has struck some interest lng ttldcllghU to tho Investigation now In progress. The police and wire tapjiers had a code, according to his Information by which they warned each other. He was referred to as Dr. Friedman In th.s code, Assistant District Attorney Groehl was called "young Dr. Friedman am former Police Captain Domlnlck Illlcy was called ' Mr. Ionglegs of Shccaahcad Hay Capt. Itlley Is under subprena to appear at the DIstflct Attorneys office on .Mon day in connection with tho Investlgatlor. Accord'r.g to the code, said Mr. Whit man'!? Informant. If the police wanted to let the wiretapping gang know that the prospective victim was likely to complain to tho District Attorney's office when he was swindled a detective would call up the wire tapper and say: "Dr. Friedman advises that the opera tion bo postponed." If Mr. Groehl was investigating an old caso tho wire tappers would be called up nnd Informed: "Dr. Friedman Is Investigating and we advise that nothing be done until he has diagnosed the case." Mickey flhea, an Important witness, as be has ennfmsed to having arranged with Mlsannrl Convict Declines Parol After 31 Years Incarceration. JcrriRsoN Citt, Mo., Nov. 22. There was an affecting scene In the office of the warden of the penitentiary this afternoon when Felix ttegby of Montevallo, Vtraon county, met for the first time In twenty two years his brother, Simon Bcgby, who has been in tho prison twenty-one years. They are men well along In tho sixties. The convict did not re'cognlxe his brother and tho latter was affected to tears when he saw tho ravages twenty-ono years of Incarceration had wrought in the once powerful physique of his relative. SJlmon Begby went to tho prison under life sentence. Ho killed his brother-in- law, William Henley, In Cedar county. In a quarrel growing out of domestic troubles. llegby has Broken an rccoras or tne Missouri prison for continuous service, having served longer than any other oon- vlot ever In the penitentiary here. The average Ufa of a man in tne .Missouri prison Is about fifteen years. lie has twice oeen orrerea a paroie ana each time declined, saying he desired to end his life in tho prison. Ills wife lives near Montevallo. Until the visit of his brother ho had not seen any of his relatives since going to the penitentiary. Felix Ileghy said he had not kept in touch with his brother and recently read In a newspaper that Simon had declined a parole. Then he made up his mind to see Simon, and If he would accept lib erty to caro for him. He made this offer to the Hoard of Ptt' roles and Pardons and that body will In a few days recommend a parole. Simon llegby Is broken In health and strength and has apparently lost all In terest In everything outside the stone walls that have held him so leig. He has been one of the model prisoners, nty a few mtnor Infractions of the rules being charged against him. For years he has had light employment as one of the keepers of a cell building. Felix llegby returned to his home to-night. It Is up to Simon to say whether ho will remain It prison cr become a Tree man. SOO CABBIES THE HAIL. have been served with subpeenaa to attend the session of the John Doe Inquiry to morrow, Mr. Whitman has Information that these men were approached by "bag. men," aa was Seneca P. Hull of Cortland, on whose testimony, tho Indictment against Kverett Fowler of Klngson was obtained. Mr, Whitman's Information la that these men were told that unless they contributed substantial amounts for po litical campaign purposes payment on con tracts would bo' withheld, and they would be troubled on their State contracts In other ways. Mr. Hull furnished these names to the District Attorney. Several of these contractors have their headquar ters In Rochester. Whitman's Men In Rochester, RocHBSTM, N. Y., Nov. 22. Bubpcena servers from District Attorney Whitman's office were here to-day, and served at leaat threo contracting firms with subpeenaa calling for attendance on Monday at the John Doe inquiry In New York. Patrick H. Murray, Henry C. Schroeder and a member of the firm of Rlpton Murphy, were served. A member of the firm of Alkenhead, Bailey & Donaldson said that a subpetna server had been there looking for a member of the firm. F. A. Itrotsch, another contractor, has been served, It Is said, but ho could not be reached to-day for verification of this. All of these firms have had contracts to build State roads. Whltmore, Rauber St Vlclnus, the most prominent local con tracting firm In the road building busi ness, said no subpoena has been served on them. Watrlirs for Trains and Takes Poach From Depot to Post OBre, Nhttlktov. Kan., Nov. 22. Nettleton Is a flag station on the Santa Fe between Kinsley und Garfield, and mall Is thrown off there twice a day by trains 567 west- Imund nnd eostnound. When either of th.w trains whistles for Nettleton an ordinary cur pup may be seen striking out for the depot. A score of trains go through Nettleton dally, hut the pup pays no attention to any excepting the mail trains. He knows the whistles. It Is his business. The postmistress owns him and It Is his Job to pick up the mail pouch which Is thrown off the trains, which seldom stop, nnd trot off to the post office. Twice a day he performs the task. The mall clerks and train men know him and watch for hint. He has never missed a train. Kven when tho engines are changed and dlffetent sounding whistles are used, he never makes a mistake. He appears to know the time the two trains are due. ZXIO1ATT0N IB0M HUNGARY. Many Left Wlthont Passports. XoMltaatloB RespoBalhle. bupakit, Nov. tt. Emigration from Hungary during 1912 waa somewhat larger than in 1911. While It Is Im poaalblo to obtain information relative to tho exact number of emigrants, because many left during lilt without passports, the Ministry of the Interior estimates that the number waa at least 120,089, whereas tn 1011 only 73,884 persona da parted from Hungary, The mobilisation of tho nuerves tn 1913 la responsible principally for the In crease In emigration ; and because of the unusual emigration preceding and dur ing the mobilisation the Minister of the Interior Issued an ordlnanoe pro hibiting the Issuance of passports to men between the ages of 17 and 41, belonging to the nrat ana aeoona army reserves, Simultaneously with the Issuance of this ordinance the forces of the frontier po ilea were augmented by additional gen darmes and soldiers to prevent presorts who were not provided with passports from departing from Hungary. Figures are not yet available relative to the number of Hungarian emigrants who returned to Hungary during 1912, However, tho majority of these emigrants do not return to establish themseJvea permanently In their country of birth, but to visit relatives In Hungary and to dispose of property or to accompany wives and children to the United States. Shot Deer and Hurled Head. Wilkrsiaiirk, Pa.. Nov. 22. Fennle Atherton, while hunting In the wilds of Wyoming county, saw ft young deer nnd shot It. He quickly cut off tho head and burled It, and then started homo with the carcass. On the way, he met State Trooper William Ammon. who miide an Investigation. Atherton was forced to show where the head was burled, nnd when he dug up the head Ammon quickly arrested hlin. Justice of the Peace Thompson of Noxen heard the ovldence and Atherton was fined 1100 und the costs. BLOW UP LIMESTONE HILL. of Ten Tons nf Powder and Five Dynamite Exploded. Ncwroif, K. J.. Nov. 32. A solid wall of limestone, more than fOO feet long. 110 feet high and thirty feet deep, was torn loose from the aide of McAfee Moun tain, near here, when ten tons of black powder and five tone of dynamite were successfully exploded. Not a building near the mountain was damaged, although the shock "of the ex plosion was felt for mites. The blast ' occurred In the quarry of the Bethlehem Steel Company. It is estimated that 60,000 tons of limestone were dislodged, which will be sufficient to keep a force of one hundred men busy until early next summer. The charges were placed In fifteen holes, from one to one hundred fset deep, and were exploded by means of electricity. Increase nf l.lfe Inanrnnce Baslnesa In Japan, Yokohama, Nov. 22. The total out standing life Insurance policies In Japan aggregate approximately 9425.000,000. The increase In business for the present year has averaged over1 '1,000,000 a month and It la estimated that at the end of 1913 the total life Insurance business effective In Japan will amount to fully 1900,000,000. There are now thlrty-alx domestic life Insurance companies doing business in Japan. The Highest Standard of Excellence in Furs for Gifts Advance style, individuality of de sign, superior quality and workman ship combined, make our Furs espe cially desirable for Gift purposes. Attractive Sets in various Furs at moderate prices. Women's Fashionable Fur Wraps. Fur and Fur-trimmed Millinery in exclusive styles. Men's Fur and Fur-lined Coats. Every Fur Motoring Requisite. T&lTlCI5 Between 35th and 36th St. Tel. Of eeley 2044. Injured "abdnlnK Flahllna Horses. FiPKRAl-sBuno, Md Nov. 22. Hushing Into the stables to quiet vicious horses which were lighting. Harry M. 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