Clipped From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
EARLEY WANTS A WRIT. Wishes to Be Certified to Commissioner Murphy for a Captaincy. Justice William J. Gaynor, in Supreme Court, Special Term, was asked by Lawyer O'Brien this morning to issue a writ commanding the Civil Service Commissioners to certify to Michael C. Murphy, Commissioner of Police, the name of William F. Earley, a police sergeant, for the place of police captain. His standing on his first examination was 58.44, which is below the minimum, and, therefore, his name was. not sent In on the eligible list. He thereupon applied for a new examination and got it, gaining a standing of 73.44. In the meantime police captains were appointed and since that time there hntffl heen no vacancies. Assistant Corporation Counsel Luke D. Stapleton opposed the application and his honor asked of what use the application could be. Lawyer O'Brien said that, if he got the mandamus.' it might save the applicant's chances, as nearly a year had elapsed since he passed and the eligible lists might be destroyed, also a quo warranto proceeding might be begun. As soon as there is a vacancy he might be appointed. Mr. Stapleton said that as soon as there is an opening for the applicant he will be appointed, as he is a veteran of the Civil War. He never disclosed that fact until after his second examination. Decision was reserved.