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ROSE TELLS MORE OF GRAFT
Written Statement Gives History of
Relations with Becker.
HE CORROBORATES ROSENTHAL
Search for Two Assassins Still at
Large Continues to Be Without
Result .-Becker Denie.
Story of Fond.
NEW YORK, Aug. 7.-"Bald Jack''
Rose, the gambler uron whose testimony
was chiefly based the indictment of
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker on the
charge of instigating the murder of Her
man Rosenthal, today furnished District
Attorney Whitman with a written state
ment disclosing in detail the history of
his relations with Becker as one of the
police officers' alleged graft collectors.
Rose in his confession, as the district
attorney terms it, reiterates his previous
allegation that Becker was one of four
high police officials who collected be
tween $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 yearly from
Illegal resorts and gives a complete table
of his collections from gamblers which,
he eays, he turned over to Becker. These
collections, according to the "confession,"
averaged from $12,000 to $15,000 a month
and came from a dozen or more gambling
houses. The names of about ten of them
Rose gave to the district attorney.
Becker, the self-accused gambler wrote,
was continually hounding him for more
money, telKng him, he said, that "the
bunch down town Isn't getting enough."
Rose's statement is several thousand
words long. The gambler Had been work
ing on it his cell ever since, on the
promise of leniency, District Attorney
Whitman got him a week ago to make
his first confession. Rose declares that
he had always turned his collections over
to Becker, frequently at Rose's home and
that his wife and servants had soen the
money pass and could testify to the
truth of his statement. '
Becker's method of bringing the gam
biers to terms was to raid them first.
This was the police officers' way, he
explained, of "getting acquainted."
After the raid he would offer to "fix"
the case before the grand Jury, ' Rose
charged, providing the unfortunate gam
bler would "come across."
Further to impress the gambler, Becker
would procure warrants, threatening to
continue his raids as long aa the gambler
refused to pay blackmail. Specific In
stances are given.
Describing his own relations with the
police lieutenant. Rose said that his ac
quaintance began when Becker raided
his gambling house. Rose said he then
became a stool pigeon for Becker in his
raiding activities and later his collector.
Rose substantiates all thst Rosenthal
had charged as to Becker beine his part
ner in the Rosenthal gam"o::ng iiouse.
He asserted that Becker got 32Va per cent
of the "play," 20 per cent on his own ac
count and one-half of Rose's share,
which was 25 per cent.
Roue's Story Substantiated.
In addition to Rose's statement, the
district attorney, it was learned tonight,
obtained telephone records substantiat
ing Rose's story that a few minutes after
the murder of Rosenthal. Rose called
Becker up and asked him to came down
town at once an! that he communicated
by telephone with Becker several times
Ihe prosecution has also discovered the
whereabouts of Pollock, at whose home
Rose staid before he gave himself up,
and has subpoenaed him and his wife.
Their evidence, Mr. Whitman expects,
will substantiate Rose's story that he
was in communication with Becker
while in hiding there.
Becker saw newspaper men today In
his cell. When he was asked if it was
true that the "system" was collecting
a $50,000 fund to defend him. he replied:
"I have engaged John F. Mclntlre to
conduct my case, by advice of my coun
sel, John F. Hart. No system will sug
gest my counsel. I am master of my
The search of both the police and the
district attorney's detectives for "Gyp
the- Blood" and "Lefty Louie," wanted
as Rosenthal's actual murderers, has
thus far proved fruitless.
Takes His Own Life
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 7.-Colonel
Gibbons Gray Cornwell of the Sixth Regi
mental National Guard of Pennsylvania,
and a lawyer of West Chester, committed
suicide tonight on a train on which ne
was returning from New York to his
home town to face charfes of appropri
ating bonds belonging to a trust estate.
As the train approached the West
Philadelphia station, Colonel Cornwell
who was sitting beside the constable who
was accompanying him, leaned over the
seat in front where he had placed a
dress suit case. Pretending to be sleep
ing he quietly opened the baggage and
drew out a revolver which had been pre
sented to him by officers of his regi
ment. Before the constable was aware
of what was going on, he had placed the
weapon in his mouth and shot himself
through the head. A physician said ttiat
death had been Instantaneous.
Colonel Cornwell was a partner In the
law business founded by his father, Cap
tain R. T. Cornwell, who represented a
humber of large estates.
While the regiment which he com
manded was in camp, one of his clients
died leaving a will In which other exe
cutors were named for the estate which
he held In trust. Investigation on the
part of the new executors. It Is alleged,
led to the discovery that a number of
bonds belonging to the estate were miss
ir.g. Colonel Cornwell, who failed to return
home when the regiment broke camp a
week ago. was taken Into custody last
night In New York but was released today
on his promise to return home with the
constable who had a warrant for his arrest
DURBIN NAMED FOR GOVERNOR
ON PLATFORM PRAISING TAFT
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7. Colonel Win
field T. Durbin of Anderson, former gov
ernor, today was nominated by the state
republican convention to head the ticket
In the coming campaign xn a platform
praising the administration and pledging
support of the re-election of President
Taft and advocating primary elections
and woman's suffrage.
Thomas T. Moore of Greencastie was
named for lieutenant governor.
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SUSPECT IN JILLISCA CASE
Ma& Carrying Hatchet Taken by
Officer at Clarinda.
EMPLOYED BY JOSEPH MOORE
Familiar with Scenes of Crimes Sim
ilar to Axe Murders and Evades
Answers to Questions of
CRESTON, la., Aug. 7.-Speclal.)-Held
on suspicion that he Is the murderer
of Joseph Moore and his family and the
Stillinger girls of Villisca, a man giving
the name of Charles B. Soward is under
arrest here. He was taken in charge by
Deputy United States Marshall Wesley
Bryant at Clarinda yesterday afternoon
charged with Impersonating an officer
In the government service. Today he
was held to the grand Jury without bond.
When asked about the murder, he gave
Ross Moore declares Soward answers
the description of a man employed by
his brother on his farm six years ago
who was known as S. A. Suard.
Has Been In Colorado.
Soward was extremely nervous when
taken In charge and wanted to have the
hearing delayed so he yould summon wit
nesses and gave the names of parties
In Illinois, Denver and Council Bluffs
showing a familiarity with the localities
where the other murders were committed.
He is a cousin of Dr. Charles Farren
of Clarinda but Dr. Farren had heard
nothing from him for the last twenty
five years. i
When arrested, Soward had a hatchet
concealed in his Inside coat pocket, which
he accounted for by saying it was the
weapon used by the government Indian
police officials Instead of a billy.
The man came to Clarinda several days
ago and had been working on the section
of the Iowa & Southern railway.
He boarded with' a family by the name
of Custer who became alarmed at the
man's actions and notified the police. It
is reporttd h threatened the life of a
workman yesterday and all day yester
day he. talked Incessantly of the Moore
When the officers went to arrest him
he showed a star bearing the words
"Head Chief of the Indian Police U. S."
He also carried a book authorizing him
to collect subscriptions to several West
ern newspapers among which were The
Raton Reporter New Mexico, The Colo
rado City Iris, Colorado City and The
Otero County Press of La Junta, Colo.
It Is believed here he Is partially demented.
STEPSON PAID $75 A MONTH
EMBEZZLES rORTY THOUSAND
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 7.-When Will
iam Hlnkle, wealthy stock broker, real
pstate man and oil operator, strolled Into
his office from luncheon today, he
found a note on his desk In his stepson's
handwriting and signed George Hlnkle,
Informing him that the writer had em
bezzld tM.OOO In cash from banks and
an untold amount In securities.
Oeor.- F;!nkle is 30 years old, married,
and hps been Implicitly trusted to handle
his stepfather's business at a wage of
7.i a month, tieyond the bare statement
that he had taken the money and gone,
the letter gave no details.
Investigations showed It to ba bud-
Stantlally correct. T Hinkle, senior, esti
mates that he is $40,000 out, but says that
lie will not prosecute. The exact short
age will not be known until the books
have been audited. Hlnkle, Jr., was seen
on the streets this afternoon but he could
not be found tonight. Rumor had it that
he had fled to Mexico.
Lawyer for Darrow
Sentenced to Jail on
Charge of Contempt
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7-The bribery
trial of Clarence S. Darrow came to an
abrupt and sensational halt an hour be
fore the usual adjournment time today
when Judge Hutton committed Darrow's
chief counsel. Earl Rogers, to Jail un
til tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock for
contempt of court In lieu of paying a
fine of $50. Rogers immediately applied
to Presiding Judge Wilbur of the superior
court for his release on a writ of habeas
corpuB, which was granted, Rogers be
ing required to give $200 ball.
Rogers' offense was in designating a
state rebuttal witness as a perjurer and
upon his refusal to withdraw the appel
lation a fine of $50 was Imposed on
(Darrow's chief counsel. Rogers, still
defiant and reiterating his rights, de
clared that he would go to jail rather
than pay the fine and the court appended
on the previous Judgment an alternative
sentence of five days in Jpil. t'pon show
ing by the defense that the defendant
could not be deprived of counsel during
the coue of his trial, the sentence was
O. H. F. Mayer, produced by the pros
ecution as the "mysterious stranger"
who accompanied Bert H. Franklin to
the office of the McNamara's defence
on the morning of Franklin's arrest, was
being cross-examined by Rogers when
the outbreak occurred.
Leonard Shober, the watchman In the
office, who first told of the mysterious
man, was confronted with Mayer and
said he was not the man. Mayer had
testified that he went to Darrow's of
fices with Franklin on the morning prior
to Franklin's arrest and that he was the
"mysterious stranger" to whom refer
ence had bten made.
Mayer, who is a detective formerly
employed by Franklin, was subjected to
a severe grilling by Rogers In the course
of which District Attorney Fredericks
remarked that Rogers was wasting
time. "I'm not," declared Rogers, "I'm
showing up a perjurer, that's all."
Kendall to Retire
at End of His Term
WASHINGTON. Aug. T.-Representa-tlve
N. E. Kendall of Iowa, republican,
today announced that because of ill
health, he would not engage In the race
for his seat, but would retire. Hs Is
suffering, according to his physicians,
from Ferlous heart trouble and has been
advised to take a complete rest and leave
public life at once. Mr. Kendall was
speaker of the Iowa house of represents
lives before his election to congress and
was renominated last June at tha primaries.
RECORD PRICE FOR IOWA
LAND RECEIVED AT BOONE
BOONE, la.. Aug. 7.-(Speclal Tele-graml-Charles
H. Wells this morning
sold his farm Just north of this city
consisting of 100 acres for $800 an acre to
Albert Odin, who will take possession
October 1. The property is on of the
best In the state of Iowa. This Is a
record price for Iowa land.
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