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MRS. SULZER'S NAME DRAGGED INTO IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Albany, N.Y., Sept. 26. For the next few days the impeachment trial of Gov. William Sulzer will be given over to the examination of witnesses who contributed to the campaign fund and no excitement is expected until Louis A. Sarecky, Sulzer's form er secretary, is pjaced on the stand. It is very likely that Sulzer will take the position in defense that he realized he was going to have a con tinuous fight throughout his term of office, and that he used some of the gifts sent him to create a fund that would make him independent of party organization so that he' would, not be hampered in his fight for reform. Former State Senator Stadler, president American Matting Co., swore that the brewing interests of the state raised funds to aid Sulzer in his fight for election and that no account has ever been made of this money. Stadler swore that he raised the money and that Sulzer preferred cash to checks. The name of Mrs. Sulzer was brought into the trial for the first time when Charles Doersch, employe of the American Matting Co., said that he had turned over to Mrs. Sul zer $800 or $900, the proceeds of campaign checks collected fpr the governor. This statement was in di rect contradiction of an affidavit he signed for the Frawley committee, in which he declared the cash had been given to Sulzer. N A sensation was sprung on Gov. Sulzer's attorneys when Henry W. Morgenthau was returned to the stand. Morgenthau xgave $1,000 to Sulzer for his campaigh fund, he said, . "through an impulse" of unusual gen erosity." ' Morgenthau. was asked point-blank whether he "had discussed this matter with Sulzer since he became gover nor. He replied he had. "Almost immediately after I had returned from Europe a few weeks ago," he said, "I was called up by Gov. Sulzer. He asked me whether I was goiiig to testify at his impeach ment trial and when I told him I had been subpoenaed he said I hope you will be easy with me, and then asked whether I could not treat the affair between us as personal, but I replied that I could not." The revelation that Sulzer had been in personal communication with witnesses since the trial was decided on seemed to stun the Sulzer attor neys. Complete recognition of Acting Gov. Glynn has now been made and every head of the state department notified him that his wishes will here after guide them in their official ac tions. The last department to succumb was that of Gov, Sulzer himself, but a bundle of letters that had been left in the big downstairs executive of fices were turned over to Frank A. Tierney, secretary to Acting-Gov. Glynn by Chester C. Piatt, secretary to Gov. Sulzer, and Piatt explained that if there was anything he could do to aid the de facto administration he would gladly do it. o o PARROT GRIEVES TO DEATH jKT ' ". Decatur, III., Sept. 26. A parrot which had been kept in the family of Dr. W. P. McMillen for .many years was found dead in its cage. It Is believed the'bird died of grief. It had been gloomy and had refused to talk since the death of McMillen. MMMMiiHIMIflMilMMH!