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HUGE CAMPAIGN FUND
THE WEATHER Hitchcock Tells Secrets of -Republican Bank Roll Unsettled, showers tonight or tomorrow VOL. 48 NO. 169 BRIDGEPORT, CON., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT - -- HITCHCOCK LAYS BARE SECRETS OF CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTIONS deeded Big Funds For Start, Small Hitchcock Surprises Committee By Stating That Books ? Showing Entire Finances Are at Its Disposal .. . ' Washington, July i7 Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock, who. was Republican National chairman in'l908. today grave the Senate committee which is investigating campaign con tributions, the first detailed account ing, of campaign finances it has ob tained. The contributions for Taft's Presidential contest amounted to ,1, 655,518, Hitchcock testified..; Of the total amount $620,150 was collected by finance committees, in States and - ex pended in the State campaigns. He said the.net amount of the national campaign fund was $1,0S3,368. , Large contributions, Hitchcock ; said,' were received only at the beginning of the campaign. Among those who sent money werfe Charles P. Taft, the President's brother, 50,000; William N. Cromwell, $25,000; Mr. "and Mrs. Lars Anderson; $25,000; Andrew Carne gie, $20,000; William Smith ' Cockran, $15,000; Frank A. Munsey, Whitelaw Reid and M.: C. D. Borden, each $10, C00. "We received very few large con tributions during the campaign," said Hitchcock, "and I think there wer not more , than 25 or 30 as high as $5, 000. It was necessary to have funds at the beginning of the campaign and so we accepted those liberal contribu tions." Hitchcock surprised the committee by declaring, in answer to, a question by Senator Clapp, that complete rec ords of the campaign were at its dis posal. These books, he said, gave the. RAILROADS SAID TO BE BEHIND v CANAL TOLLS ' tt- -i. - Tiilir. 17 Thpl . charsre that American -railroads acting with Canadian trans-conunemat nueo msu ' gated Great Britain- to make protest against ;free tolls for American ves sel thteueh' the Panama Canal was mad to -President Taft, by Represen-. tatlve Jthowland, , of California - "It is a .railroad fight pure and .sim ple," said Knowland, alter his confer ence with Taft. "Free-tolls to : Am erican vessels means the lowering of railroad rates." " President Taft is known v to agree with the state department that Amer ican vessels cannot1 be exempt from tolls withouf violating the Hay- State department off icials would not discuss, toaay, me uewncu m xt- fain o-mActed tomor- row. The department , will forward the protest immediately to me ou ate. President Taft may send a spe cial message with it, giving his, views. , i -: MANGLED BODY UNCLAIMED Naugatuck, July' 17 No' identifica tion was made, today, of the man whp was struck and killed, late last . night, by a trolley car. The nfan was struck by a north bound car and a ear fol lowing ran into the body, mangling "it ; almost beyond recognition. vThere was nothing on his clothing that would lead to identification. HURRY! Big auction sale of drugs tonight at Curtis drug store, corner Main and Elm Sts. A. Elwood & Son, auctioneers. a ST. LUKE'S SUNDAY SCHOOL food and ice cream sale,' today, 4 to 10 o'clock, Mrs. Roberts lawn, 205 Newfield Ave. Proceeds for. benefit of picnic next Wednesday. x ap y a X T E D. Experienced cabinet makers at once. Apply James H. S. Jones, 45 William St. P 15 so WANTED. Machinists. Apply Amer- ican Graphophone Co., 9 a. m. Em ployment Office, Howard. Ave. , P 16 ,u o FOR SALE. 2 family house, ' 12 rooms, situated Sixth St., good lo cality. Bargain, $3,750.00. See P. Anderson. 60 Cannon St. P 16 so LAST NIGHTS of the big auction sale of Curtis drug stock and fixtures. Everything must be sold. Come to night, corner Main and Elms Sts. A. Elwood & Son, auctioneers. a "FOR SALE. 6 room cottage, all im provements, situated on Coleman St. $1,700. Mortgage' 5, $1,300 cash will buy it. See P. Anderson, 60 Canon St. P 16 so LOST. Ten dollars reward for return of pheep dog; color, drab with white chest and paws; no tail. Lost Saturday, Greenfield Hill. Return to Henry Tobin, Greenfield; Hill, Conn. P15 bpo CHAUFFEUR DESIRES POSITION. Experienced 10 years, competent and careful, familiar with all stan dard cars, good mechanic. Fine references. Address Chauffeur, care of Farmer Office. P 16 so WANTED. A good tenant for a good rent on Noble Aye. In the vicinity of Beardsley Park; seven rooms, half house, all Improvements, in cluding screens and awnings. Rent $35.00. Address Pl'O. Box 2131, City. P15do AUTO FOR SALE. Unusual bargain. 5 passenger. High grade car, com pletely equipped and in A No. 1 condition. Price very low. Call at 168 Thompson St. Phone 1652-2. . . P 13 u o J 00 ENGRAVED WEDDING an nouncements with two sets of en velopes, $6.50. Southworth's, 10 Arcade. D 6 . tf o .WANTED Girls to inspect records. ' Apply American Graphophone Co., Disc record department, Howard Av entrance. D27 tfo FOR SALE AT BARGAIN. Two - 2 family houses, 12 rooms each, aU ' improvements. Cheap. Parrell St. Tnnuire Josenh P. Cousrhlin. 777 3Ctt Main SU D 20 6 tf . p He Says-Later Accepted Only Oncis 1 -V name of every contributor in the 1908 campaign and amount given. There were further records, he said, ac counting for every dollar expended. These will be delivered to the committee.- '.. ; , ; ; Large additions were made. to, the general "war fund" by sending fet ters to 45,000 nen of means in all parts of the country -asking each of them to contribute $50. - ; . - This plan; produced contributions amounting to between $200,000 and $300,000, Hitchcock " said. "Were any contributions made ;by corporations?" asked r Senator Paynter. "There were none;' Hitchcock answerr ed. "CongTess passed a law in 1307 prohibiting the acceptance of contri butions from corporations." "Do you remember of any contribu tions used by the national a commit tee?" asked Senator Jones, - " "There was one contribution of .$20,-000- that- was placed in our treasury by General-Coleman Dupont, of Dela ware, who was a member of the cam paign executive committee," the post master! general replied.- v J "I tol(f him that we ought not to receive the contribution because the government . had pending a civil suit against the,, corporation of s which i he was president. He explained that he understood that he was not doing his share of work to aid 7 the executive committee,' and had decided to do ;hjs 'Share' by making a large contribution. Dupont'e contribution was returned 0 him and it -never entered either ;the national or State campaign." : ILLINOIS THIRD PARTY M Eft SPLIT DIVIDED OVER. QUESTION .' QF NOMINATING COMPLETE ) . STATE TICKET. : Chicago, July 17 Progressive Repub licans of Illinois who will support Col- onel Roosevelt for .'the.. Presidency, ?to day yolced- the opinion - that there would be no new party in the . field 'for State offices. ; This view was based upon the action of the conference held here yesterday in refusing to incorpor ate- lnthe;.cair-fOT the State convention a provision "lor -a1 State ticket. I This action, was immediately follow ed: by 'the withdrawal of Charles; E. Merriam. former Republican Mayoral ty candidate of -Chicago, . and : four other district representatives who .had been fighting, for a. third n&w. Party ticket for every,- State and county of fice.'. Merriam . announced that i he would continue to -fight f Or progressive principles' but 'that he would, remain within the regular Republican lines. The Roosevelt .Sltate convention will be held in Chicago, August 3, and it is specifically ordered to select Roose velt ' Presidential electors, delegates j to the- .Bull.. Moose v national convention and a national committeeman. V TURKISH CABINET - ' ' '. ' ".-.'Si. -' RESIGNS TODAY Constantinople, July 17 The- Turkish cabinet Resigned today m fear of an other revolution. Practically - the whole army is in passiveTevolt, which may become violent at any minute. The soldiers are opposed to the meth ods of the young Turks -who have con trolledr the government since Abdul uamid was deposed. r- A fresh overturn is gravely threat ened- Abdul might be. restored were he not 'so ill that it is doubtful If he could survive the trip from -Salonika to Constantinople. - The air is filled with talking of fighting and assassinations. - CLANCY'S CAFE Is the place for you to get the best of drinks, imported or domestic and a fine free lunch. Poli Bldg., Fairfield Ave. s a FOR SALE. One rubber tired surrey. One rubber tired runabout. ' 2936 ' Main street. , - P 11 do GRAND CENTRAL, Newtown, Conn., the highest, coolest, healthiest place in . Fairfield County, to spend your ' vacation. Table and accomm6da tions first clas3. Rates moderate." P 11 d o TRY A BOX of Casca Laxlne tablets for constipation. 26 cents. WANTED. Housewives to try Crouch & Plassmaun's "Never . Enough" pure milk bread. Ask -your grocer for it. S 16 ta po LAST NIGHTS of Curtis drug stock auction corner Main and Elm Sts. Hurry and get your share- of the bargains. Your price is ours. El wood & Son, auctioneers." a AT BOMMOS & BTLTZ MARKET in State St. Will have Sausage Meat Friday and Saturday. 1 13 tf.-o FOR SALE One fine restaurant show case, one buffet ?bar. . Come and see them at Hotel Atlao. , D 21 tf .o WANTED Everybody to know that we sell furniture, ' linoleum, rugs, ranges, refrigerators, . baby car riages; cash or credit. Glasner Furniture Co.. 1192 Main at. U 24 tf o YOU DON'T WANT any old Junk or old things around your premises, but we want them as we need them for our business. Sell them to Jacob Bros.. We will pay you the highest price and get them out of . your way. . Prompt attention and satisfaction is our record. 55 Kos suth St. Tel. 236. B 6 tf. ARE YOU looking for a nice house I have house, situated, in residential . section, Jorth End, beautiful 'lawn, cement walks, newly painted, paper td, all improvements, 200 feet from Main St. Can be turned, Into two , ; family, house with little expense. A. Ievy, Agent. 674 Madison Ave. . S 30 tf. O '. EMDGRATS OF HOUSE T ON GOV. W Entire Representation of 5 Congressmen Will Be His Guests at Sea Girt Next ' Saturday. Sea Girt, N. , J., July 17 That he will be" obliged to seek some place where he can keep his presence secret in order to complete his speech and letter accepting the Democratic presi dential nomination, was the statement of Governor' Wilson, today. " He made it .plain that while he welcomed the many , visitors who called to pledge support and Vas glad that they came, he believed he would have to secure absolute - quiet so " that he could get these important matters out of the way. ; ' - ' The governor said i that he expected to confer with National Chairman Mc Combs, tomorrow, and tthat the trea surer and vice chairman of the na tional committee would' then be an nounced. It is generally believed that Henry Mergenthal, of New Tork, will be treasurer, ' and' that William G. McAdoo will be vice-chairman. The goyernor said that his running mate. Governor Thomas R. Marshall, Lftf ' Indiana, will not come ,to visit him nfxi: -saiuruay as.nau ueen viauucu. The , entire : Democratic House repre sentation is to come here at that time and because .Wilson-wants to talk the compaign over at length with the In diana executive he has been asked' to defer his visit to-a-later-date. The governor said, today, that . .he will have a' public announcement soon regarding , his. intentions in ,the New Jersey governorship matter. He wants to consult with his campaign, manager and with New. Jersey friends, he said, before he decides whether, . he ' will re tain his office or resign. t - It is generally, accepted that he will not resign as here are plenty of pre cedents, the most-noteworthy being in the case of Grover Cleveland, where a presidential candidate retained-his of fice until after -the presidentiatl. elec tion. - - ,''.'' .'. ECLflOE fJQ COMPROMISE WITH ROOSE - Washington,. Juy 17 No compromise with ' Rooseyeit over the Presidential electors in any . State, was .President Taf t'a fultimatum today to T Senaxor GambJLeand Representative Burke; -flf South" Dakota,' who: came with a dele gation from that State; to confer on their political "mixupr : . '""fr President Taft made ft plain, that he will demand aNcomplete poll' of,, the Republican.; electors: Whenever they are - for Roosevelt or doubtful tlie President wllK demand that they be opposed , in the election by Taft men. iThe South Dakota . delegation leaves today" for New -York - to $ confer will Chairman Hilles .and try- to effect some method by which Taft electors can appear on the official ballot in the State. ' i i ii i i FIFTY AUTOS TAKE MANUFACTURERS TO ANNUAL CLAMBAKE The Manufacturers' Association held its annual outing at. Rivercliff, in Gil ford, today, arid something like 250 people participated in the fun -of the day. A genuine Rhode Island clam bake was served, beginning at 12:30, after which those present got together in a jollification which included vau deville, sports games, a baseball game and any number of diversions. A refreshment tent was a well patronized feature of the affair. Most of those who attended went by automobile, about 50 -automobiles being in use for the occasion. Con gressman E. J. Hill and Mayor .Wilson were speakers at the gathering. BOY DIES FEOM ELECTRIC SHOCK - Stamford, July 17 Walter Barrett, 9, died in a Stamford hospital late Jast night from- burns . and the shock of having 11,000' volts of electricity pass through his body. He climbed on the top Of an electric ' locomotive and took hold of a pantagraph - in contact with a feed 'wire. .-.'-' FOR SALiE. Piano, Emerson, first class condition. Thos. R. Sweeney, Fairfield. P 17 spo WANTED. Boardeis, good home, all accommodations, reasonable. Ad dress Boarder, care Farmer. ap DRUGGIST ASSISTANT, licensed, Italian-American wishes steady position. First class references. Aspirin, care of Farmer. ap SOMETHING NEW at Eckler & Co.'s ,. soda fountain, 968 Main street. D 5 tf 3 LUNCH at the Palatial Lunch Wa? on, Cassidy & Smith, Props., Broad street, near Fairfield. Specials each day. . Open all the time, ' D 17 tf. o 1 3 5 MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS to at tend the. auction sale of drugs cor r'ner Main and Elms Sts. tonight. A. Elwood & Son, auctioneers. a BTOVES REPAIRED, all kind sup plies, all makes, pipe.' prates, brir-kg, i etc. Charges reasonable. 1715 Main , St. 1.13 ao l 3 5 tf. GUINEA HENS, ducks, roastln chickens, broiler, fowl, "liver Bud ding, sausage meat, bologna. Bom . mow & BIt. 4 OlS'ltSo AUTOMOBILES FOR HIRE. Aston - Garage. Phone 3293. Day- or night. R,6 tf o 1 3 5 NEW YORK BOLOGNA and franK :.'Xul"ters. home trade meat loaf, fresh flp"y. Peter Hron. 1216 Stratford Ave. U 28 tf a 6 o WIMi PAY $10 for the loan of $50 . for ,;6 . months.. Responsible party. AddVess J. E. "M., Fanner ' ap 0 CALL ILSON TAFT D VELT "BULL MOOSE" PARTY LAUNCHED IN CONNECTICUT State Convention to be Held at New Haven on July 30 100 prese&theI i HARTFORD COHFEREIiCE Party Considered "Essential to Maintenance of Social Order" Steps toward the definite formation of Bridgeport's Bull Moose party will be taken at once. At tile state meet ing in Hartford yesterday, I attended by eight men from this city, it was ucged ..that there be no delay in the matter" of orga'nizing "throughout the state. With the ' start that, has al ready, been made-in this city, Bridge port will be among . the very first to have a perfected organization. The committee .on permanent, organization in this city will . meet' this week and it is expected .that .before two more weeks; a meeting of all Roosevelt and third party supporters in the. city will be called to' choose a permanent chair man and executive body.. At the meeting In Hartford yester day "a -resolution was passed provid ing' for a temporary committee con sisting pf ' two members from . each congressional . district, this 'committee to' have the power to add to its num ber, . and to take - immediate steps to ward the' preliminary organization of a-third party in this, state. V This com mitee will also have in charge the matter of establishing state headquar ters, : and generally to do hat is nec essary and desirable, to forward the movement. "Funds - will be collected and it. is specifically, provided in the resolution : which gave the committee that power, that, all contributions be published from., time to time during the campaign. ' , , President Flavel S. Luther of Trin ity college, was chairman of the meet ing yesterday, and' th'ereby. empowered to appoint the committee. ' He named after the meeting, Atty. Henry B. Stoddard of this city as-a member of the committee. rT-he full committee consists of; First: District; , Joseph W. Alsop of Avon and . Ernest - Walker Smithi Hartford- -Second district, Rev. Charles W. Flint of. Middletown and G.l' Warren 'Davis of Norwich; Third District, Frank S. Butterworth of New Haven and Prof. Yaridel Henderson of New Haven; Fourth district, Henry B. Stoddard of Bridgeport and Harry C. Scofield of Stamford: Fifth district, 4ohn W.r Jaeger of Waterbury and C. R: "Rlrd of Bethlehem. . . . .Attv. Henry B. - Stoddard announced trtdav he exDected.that the committee Wiuia getv-TOgexnr sonjeuttic .mw bat that definite plans nave npt as vm -hwn made for. the meeting. The committee- on 'permanent organization in Bridgeport of which -Bert E. Barnes, is chairman and Frank vv. ock is seoretarv. will, seek instructions from the State committee as 'to the matter e-oinff ahead with the local organiza tion and then follow out the program laid flown bv the State committee. In addition, to ' creating the state committee tne garnering m naiuwu, vostorrlv. nassed several other reso lutions, among which was one calling for a lartre mass meeting ox an Roosevelt and third party supporters and. sympathizers throughout tne state to gather in the Hyperion thea tre in New Have, on Tuesday; July 30. All electors In the state of Con necticut without regard to their party affiliations, who approve the sending of delegates to the proposed national convention in Chicago, -are invited at this mass convention. At this garn ering 'delegates to the national con vention .will be appointed, and the desirability of nominating a -complete state trittt will be - considered. At the Hartford meeting: yesterday it was asked that an expression as to this- advisability- be taken and evry man present voted in favor of a complete state picket so that In all probability the mass meeting in New Haven will decide that way. Attached to the resolutions passed yesterday was a declaration of prin ciples which was as follows: : " "Resolved, That the voters here as sembled are 'of the opinion that the (organization of a new party, unham pered by the many hindrances and unfortunate traditions' which 'so large ly, control party administration among both Republicans and Democrats, is essential to the maintenance, of social order and the development of general prosperity." , The meeting was held at the home of ? Ernest- Walker Smith, former chaimfan of the Hartford Republican Lcity committee, at 12 Marshall street, and there were gathered a large number of representative men from all parts of the . state. Something like 75 were in attendance. A gat.hr ering of the Hartford Business Men's association yesterday had something to do with keeping many of the Hart ford supporters, of the third party movement from attending the meet ing. Much enthusiasm abounded and the reports from the various sections of the state, relative to Roosevelt and third party sentiment, were regarded as decidedly encouraging. Particular emphasis was laid upon the showing that - Bridgeport has made toward creating a local third party sentiment. Fred W. Towne was spokesman for the Bridgeport delegation and told of the " large meeting . which had been held in Bridgeport when 150 men gathered. ..He said that Bridgeport was apparently ripe for the third party and he urged that there be no delay in the organization of the move ment throughout the state. He said that sentiment in this city was very strong and especially in the shops and factories. ' SOLZER BILL PASSES HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY Washington, July 17 Without a dis senting vote, the Sulzer bill creating a new department of labor was pass ed, today, by the House. Sulzer was given an ovation, immediately after ward when he was called to take Speaker Clark's chair to preside over the House. The measure, which would add a new secretary to the President's cabinet, was passed without a roll call. ' ELKS DAY AT SEA BREEZE IS SEASON'S HIT Attractions For This Evening Are Many -and Varied With a large outpouring of women 4 and children at Sea Breeze, this after noon, the Elks' Day celebration was opened in gala style, and merry making- was everywhere rife. A number of special events especially adapted fojthe enjoyment of . the little ones were' presented, and they attracted much attention. , The baseball game betweed the Police and Elks Hpams was-also attended by a large crowd. The program of -.features that will be offered this evening is unusually elaborate, and includes a host of en tertaining outdoor amusements. .Prin cipal among them are; A'' brilliant dis play of fireworks, which will , take place at 9:30; the famous aquatic spec tacle, r --rne Battle of Manila Bay", one oi tne. greatest summer amuse ment features before the oublic. and which has been secured especially for this day; an exhibition of. life saving, and other water featsby .Mrs. Annie Payne, a member of the Royal ,Life Saving Matron Society. Mrs.. Payne's pertormance will tae place immed lately following the naval battle, and a strong calcium light ' will be played upon her during her act, enabling all on snore to watch her "maneuvers dis I tinctly; -.. A grand, prize waltz will be. held in the Sea Breeze ball room at 9:15, and the winners of the first two-prizes'will receive , cash awards. - This contest is open to all local dancing artists, and should prove y an interesting number. The Judges for this event" will be Charles Collins, E. T. Buckingham, William Lee, Richard Sheridan,- and Gtene McCann.. '. The augmented .'Wheeler &! Wilson band will be heard in-a -program, of popular airs. Harry Henry, the i'a mous band soloist, and a member of Brooklyn lodge, No. 22, will be- heard in a number' of songs in keeping with the spirit and character of the day. He will-render, for: the first time in this dtp, the new Elk song that was recently adopted by the Grand lodge in session - at Portland, Ore., is the national 'Elks' air. As a special fea ture for 'this evening only, the Criter ion quartet of this city will appear, and present their choice entertainment. The Criterion four is one of the best known and best liked quartets that this pity can boast of, and their, work never, fails to please. The unveiling of " the mammoth carved Elk will 'take place in the ball room at 10:15,. and the 'ceremonies will be conducted by D; W. Armstrong, assisted- by the officers and members of Bridgeport lodge.' The Elks' toast to their 'absent brothers will, be given afc, the customary hourr 11 o'clock,-and special exercises nave beep arranged; LIGHTNING BOLTS APLENTY SHOWER INTO FAIRFIELD (Special to The Farmer.) Fairfield, July 17 Rain . and light ning played havoc in Fairfield and vicinity yesterday afternoon, r the lightning striking in many places, WhUe the .heavy downpour- of rain causefi considerable damage to uncut meadows and . crops. - During the height of the' af ternoon storm he home f Mrs. Samuel Brad bury in Riverside avenue, Southport, was struck. The bolt took a peculiar course, tamng away the chimney, rip- wjing the shingles off the rear pol tion of the roof and continuing to the front of the house tore a ragged, hole under the eaves. Mrs. Bradbury . was so severely stunned by the: shock that Dr. Hyde was called. , ' ; A chimney - was picked off - the home of the Misses Banks in. Greens Farms. Thebolt .was clean ,cut. There was no other damage. . . . ' . The Klondyke Club in Benson's Road was also struck but . no real damage done. A shed, part of the ; Forsythe contracting plant, stopped another bolt. i 1 . An ox belonging -to John Nichols of Greenfield Hill while grazing - was struck and electrocuted. ' ' Two large trees "were also felled, one in Greens' Farms and another in IjII tle Danbury Road., . NO BONDSMAN FOR RECREANT HUSBAND Painter Who Eloped Is Sen tenced to Jail for Six' Months In tbje absence of a bondsman, Albert B. Brown, aged24; a painter of 116 Parrott avenuer was commit ted, to jail for six months in the city court today, on the' charge -of nont support. Brown abandoned his wife, a week ago ana in company wiin anumei woman, it Is claimed, he eloped to Albany. He returned here yesterday, just as plana were being made to dis patch Detective. Sergeant Hail to Al bany to place him under arrest. Hall encountered him on the street "and took him into custody. ' " - Brown was charged, .with non-support. He was ordered by the court, to post a bond of $300' as. a guarantee of nayment of $6 tier week for one year towards the support of his wife. In default of the required bond, he w-as sentenced to jail for six months. Y. JL G. A. TUTORING SCHOOIj. Interest In the school of tutoring established' by the Y. M. C. A. has grown to include the attention of the fair sex to such an extent that the association is going to 'admit girls as well as the boys of the high school and eighth grade. The school opens next Monday-morning at 8:30. Girls who wish to enroll or to secure in formation are urged to report, to Miss Swanson, bookkeeper, at the main of fice between 9:30-and 11:00 o clock Friday morning of. this week; the boys on Saturday - morning from 11. to 12 o'clock. It is understood that the tutorial -method of -instruction will be used throughout the six weeks, and this may . mean - additional .teaching force besides- Miss - -House - and-, Mr. Wittstein. , " - " POLICE COMMISSIONER A DISTRICT ATTORNEY AT WAR OVER ipPER IN HEW JiniC Waldo Takes Exception to White's Charge Tnat Police System is Responsible For Gambler's Killing Her Declares 10,000 of Gotham' Oops Have Nothing to Dp With Gambling and Demands the District At torney to Clear Th6m of Charges J New York, 'July 17 That - the real reason gambling has not i been stamp ed out has been ecause the district attorneys - in the sc veral counties in cluded in New York City, and : the var ious courts' have, not inflicted adequate punishment , on ' convicted gamblers was the, declaration made by Police 'Commissioner Waldo, this afternoon. In a letter, he demanded that District Attorney Whitman j prosecute ' his gambling investigation to the end and took direct ' issue with Whitman's charges that the police system was re sponsible' for . the murder of Gambler Rosenthal. . -x ' ' Waldo 'declared' ln 'hi lettfti . tha.t 'thererw.er'e.U&roodriPolicefh'efii, in .New York vwho '.haar nothing r,.-toy -do: ;with gambling and' demanded1 that tlle dis trict 1 attorney clear these-: menj of his charges. The letter was expected to accentuate the -break between 'the po lice . cdrrfmissaoner arid ' the district at-r torney ;which, promises toi result .'ln serious revelations before the1, ease- i$ finally4!ttled. The Waldo - letter -was as .follows:, . . .' '.. t . k -1 "I have the. honor-'to--agate "urge that a complete investigation' bemade by you without further - delay of the allegations - niade ' in the press that members of the police force have been in . partnership with gamblers and of the statements that you are aHeged to have, made by the public' press that membersof the department are guilty of Instigation of the murder of a gambler.- .. , k - , "Immediate action . by you is neces sary in the interest of good order and that the reputation of 10.40Q men who are.,' honestly doing their duty : should not be besmirched by individuals who may be rascals. , "Under ' the present .. organization Of the . police . department, M less . than 150 men ha,ve - any -connection whatever with . the ..enforcement- of , the gambling laws leaving -over 10,000 men-free from suspicfon in 'connection with, gambling. It would appear" to - be unjust that the reputations of the entire force should be attacked .on. account, of the7 allegations : M of; a ,. confessed gambler that a i subordinate police . officer who had never been ' entrusted "with- any special power-had been his partner. It is unfortunate "that the desire for pub licity should lead anyone to unjustly attack, a body of -men on account of the alleged wrongdoing of a few. ."In investigating the actions of the oolice in connection with ' the eramb- lrhg situation, investigatfon should also be made of the courts and of the district attorney who could stop gamb ling if ' they desired by upholding the police and sending convicted gamblers to jail instead of letting them go free on suspended sentences-or with an in significant fine and issuing court .or ders requiring the police to return ta the gamble.' gambling - apparatus seized in raids. "Again assuring you that I will, in 'evijry way, support you in bringing all of- the tacts oeiore tne pudiic ana convicting the guilty, I remain, very respectfully, Rhinelander Waldof After sending his letter to the dis trict attorney by special messenger, Waldo held a conference with Deputy Commissioner .Dougherty ana Inspec tor Hughes, in charge of the detective bureau. - Waldo declared that his investiga tion of the Rosenthal murder was pro ceeding satisfactorily and that all of the murderers would be under arrest shortly. ..-' He said that' ' there was no doubt that . Rosenthal was killed because he had ."squealed! on certain gamblers and declared that when the complete story was made public it would be found that ., certain charges against some of the police were utterly un founded. Waldo,, -however,. ; did ' not deny that some policemen might have been indirectly concerned in the mur der but positively declared that ev eryone mixed up in it would be brought to justice. District .Attorney Whitman said,' to day: . . I do not wish to be misunderstood. I do not wish to go on record as hav ing charged the murder up to the po lice . department. Commissioner Wal do has done srood work in this matter and is still doing ood work. I have no j war with him or with the police department as a whole1. "I do charge, however, that the po lice permitted the murder - to take place and deliberately allowed the murderers -to-escape. Of this T have proof. There were five policemen within easy reach at. the time of the murder, and not one of them drew his pistol or did any of those things that a policeman ; would naturally do under' the circumstances. . "An automobile - cannot start at - 40 , fJD miles an hour however powerful It is.- It takes time to work up to that figure and in my opinion tbere wa ample time for the policemen to havft arrested all the murderers concerned before the car got. under such ter rific headway." ,. -. ' . , When Coroner Fain berg appeared in his court, today, prepared to contluft the inquest, into Rosenthal's death. District Attorney Whitman asked him to . postpone, it . until 3;30 -so that he could be present in perspn. Whltmaa explained that . he was engaged with the grand-jury which is investigating the murder and the-charges growinfir out of.it. . . - .T The chief witness was understood t be. Mrs. "Birdie" Webber, wife, of on of the smen under .arrest at ' Pcjic headquarters. ... Webber, Libby and Shapiro were bi ought to the coroners office but be cause of Whitman's request,; they were returned to police headquarters. - Ac cording too .. Police i Commissioner Waldo. Feinberg was to be asked to hold Sharpird and Libby on homicide charges and. Webber as a "material witnfes." With an open feu$ existing-between District Attorney Whitman and the police v, authorities, - developments of the most, sensational , character In the gambling situation were Imminent, today. Whitman openly asserted that Herman Rosenthal, murdered In front of' the . Metropole, early, yesterday morning, was .killed for .a purpose. He said that he .'was killed not alone to close his , mouth but the publiai place was selected for the murder 1e that . others who might desire t "squeal" would be properly : terrorized. The police bitterly aenied and renent ed Whitman's characterizations. They insisted that Rosenthal was. killed be cause he talked too- much about .th gambling - situation 'and. ths wa put out of. the way, by - luwn towtt; gambling syndicate. - ' gall they, r will prove .this by tie" arrest within a short time of every one of Rosenthal's, murderer. t But- Whitman is having an iridepen dent 'investigation made. He has pos. itively aeerted that he - will place n credence in any; case the police ''may, furnish him. He positively declared, today, that if the -police were afneera theyv would . have arrested the murder- er -.en i-the pot ;:.'.- . . '.. - -"There were k five policemen within man- tftdayf ; "two . within 100 f feet of it -ana one witnini 50. Tet five -men. weret able to .ihoot to pieces .the head of a grand Jury witness, get into an automobile and escape without being seriously Inconvenienced.' "Th'is at -3 o'clock in- the morning on a brilliant ly lighted'.street 40'. feet off Broadway, in . front of a place . that was filled with people,- And after h ',a-sa88ift got into their car the 'police j made little pretense of pursuit, not one--gat , the right " number of the car and they arrested as - criminal - the man who tried to give them the right number. "Just as this man Is about-to give the names of , the eight .or ten men who ..could, or would' support-- his charges ofr organized corruption in. the police department, . Just as the. situa tion, shapes up' most dangerously for the' police' involved, he is killed. ; The public feels this killing was a part of .the work, of a great secret organiza tion which . can defy the' laws as it pleases. This killing has been a fright ful . blow- to - the orderly execution of justice in this country and one'-from which it will 'take' it long to recover although I will not' test until every man concerned, is punished', Whitman today placed every mem ber, of his personal staff at work on the 'solution of the murder. He 'de- dared that he ' would' also, . If r! emis sary, engage all of the private detec tives necessary to check .up oh aH. of the police evidence furnished him. ..He made it plain that he had' lost all con fidence in-the -police -department -and that , he, intended probing this -crime at least independent, of. it.. ;:1V-'. Meanwhile, the police declared "they had ; their fingers on the' situation. They' intimated that Louis Libby ana William Shapiro, who owned the touring- car that was used by the , mur derers, had furnished them with all of the facts of the killing and -with the names of the men who did the actual shooting. ., , Shapiro, the police said, told them that there were seven men on the Jot and that four took part in the actual killing. . ' The police were , prepared today to arraign Libby and Shapiro In court, on actual .homicide charges, and John Clark, a gambler, as a material wit-, ness. They -were also holding, with out :" any charge, -Louis .Webber, a "broker' of Second avenue. He was , declared by r Deputy Police ' Commis sioner Dougherty to be in possession of certain information regarding tht murder which he has consistency, re fused to give up. ' -"' ' " , While, the police were seeking the slayers of Rosenthal. District' Attor ney Whitman 'was setting In motion' the. grand jury wheels to investigate the charges of the murdered man that Police Lieutenant Charles Becker," Of the "strong, arm. . sq&ad", . bad loneJ him $1,600 and declared himself. In on a cut iry the gambling .house profits, The police later arraigned Louis, better known as "Bridgle" Webber, in the West 58th street court, and had him remanded back: Into their custody for 24 hours, on a charge f being a, suspicious person. They also, alters that' at an outing attended by most of the down-town gamblers, last Sun day, on the steamer - Seagate, Webber told several others: ' " "That gtiy Rosenthal is "talking tola much. . If he keeps on someone will have to get him." Webber positively refused to give the police' any information and he was re manded so that he could "be given the third degree. ' ( New York, July. 17 -A mysterious woman dressed in green went to the office' ofDistrict . Attorney "Whitman, this afternoon, and told him .that sh saw a touring car similar to that us ed by the slayers of Gambler Herman Rosenthal standing in front of the home of Police Lieutenant Becker from 6 until 9 o'clock, on the night before Rosenthal was -killed.. Whitman took-the woman ' across t the coroner's office where, after look ing after the car used by the, mur derers, and which stood just outside . . (Continued on. Page 3."' " "