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VOL. XLH NO. 112.
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ARMY OF GREECE
OF TOWN UF SE
'Occupation of This Important Point
Gives Free Access to Prov
ince of Macedonia.
fTUBXS RETIRE IN DISORDER
i Victory Credited to Rapid Move'
ments of Greek Columns.
I MONTENEGRINS ATTACK SCUTARI
First Assault is Repelled and An
other is in Progress.
'BIG BATTLE NEAR ADRIANOPLE
'Bolsmla Army Succeeds In Captur
ing Important Fortress After an
Awful Sacrifice of Life
Many Prisoners Taken.
LONDON, Oct 25. A Turkish army of
".law men, commanded by Rlza Bey, is
faced with the alternative of uncondi
. tional surrender or useless slaughter near
i the town of Servla, according to a special
dispatch from Athens. The Turkish troops
,are said to be hedged in by high cliffs
.' and the torrent of the river Alakmen.
f On the south and southwest, too, there
is an army flushed with victory.
i LONDON, Oct. 26.-The Bulgarian and
Greek armies have . carried out success
fully their part of the first stage of the
war' against Turkey by the capture of
Kirk-Klllsaeh and the Turkish base In
the town of SerVla. Their ' allies; Mon
tenegro and Servla, are now working des
perately to do their share by overcoming
'the Turkish posts at Scutari and Kum
'anova, which latter are the key to Uskup.
Itt is- said the Bulgarians expected
Klrk-Killsseh to hold out longer. The
victors are now confident of their ability
to cut the communications between
Adrianople and Constantinople.
The capture of Adrianople, in the
opinion of military experts, will be a dif-
ficult task. Its forts are thoroughly' up
' to date and are connected by an under
ground motor 'railway line.
A dlspatoh to Lloyds from Burgas, the
, Bulgarian port on the Black sea, says
the Turkish fleet is blockading the bay.
Greek Occupy Town of Scrvia.
ATHENS. Oct 25. Crown Prince Con
stantly of Greece formally entered the
Turkish city of Servla yesterday. The
v capture of the town Is regarded here as
the conclusion of the first and most seri
ous stage of war.
" The position of Servia. whose posses-
ion gives .free access to Macedonia, was
taken after a- combined attack by three
columns of Greek troops, who compelled
the Turks to retire In disorder.
The victory, as wett as the result of the
battle !n the pass of Sarandaporo, which
lasted eleven hours, la attributed largely
to the rapidity of the movements of the
Greek Infantry and cavalry and the pre
cision of the Greek long range guns.
The crown prince has been warmly con
gratulated on the success of his tactics.
The funeral of seventj citizens and
priests massacred by he Turks In Ser-
via. took, mace yesterday amid a scene
of treat lolmnity.
MoiUen -serins Attack Scutari.
R1EKA, Montenegro, Oct 25.-The Mon
tenegrln army has succeeded In surround
lng Scutari. Yesterday afternoon the
Montenegrin artillery opened fire on the
town from the northwestern quarter, aim
lng at the citadel and the Mohammedan
district. Several shell fell in the Mo
hammedan district without doing any
The Montenegrin envoys proceeded to
ward the- town to open negotiations for
Its surrender,' but without effect.
The Montenegrin Infantry then made
a desperate attack on the town, but en
countering an annihilating Are from the
Turkish artillery,' hard-pressed and in
danger, the attackers were compelled to
retire jto their former positions.
Crewn Prince Dlnalo and his staff at
one time were in great danger, a shell
bursting a few :yards from them.
The Montenegrins immediately began
preparations for a renewal of the attack,
which under cover of artillery fire was
to be made, on the city today from three
The population of Scutari Is in a state
of panic and white lags are flying from
a number of houses.
' Tarakosch Surrenders.
At Tarakosch the Montenegrins ecu
pied the highest point of the neighboring
mountain and General Martlnovitch
sailed upon the Turks to surrender ana
-prevent further useless bloodshed. The
occupation oi the town was effected
after- a bombardment of the fortress by
all the Montenegrin guns. The Turks
replied with twenty-two guns, but those
on the highest points were silenced after
two hours' fighting.
The fall of night interrupted further
srtlllery action, but the Infantry made
several night attack and as a result of
their efforts the Turks evacuated the
upper fort and the Montenegrin oc
mpied it . V ' '
General Vukotltoh telegraphs that he
has overoom and subdued the Moham
medan Arnaut of the Rugara tribe, who
Inhabit the district, of Piava and who
had offered a stubborn resistance to his
troops. The roads now are open for the
(Continued on Pag Four.)
About Checks Sent
Back by Beveridge
WASHINGTON, Oct 2o.-When the
senate campaign contributions committee
met today H. C. PetUt former speaker
of the Indiana house of representatives,
requsitloned by Senator Pomerene, cor
roborated the testimony of former wit
nesses of the contributions of George W.
Perkins, Edward L. MacLean and Glfford
Plnohot to Senator Beveridge' s campaign
in 1904. He said he believed the total of
these contributions was $57,500.
Mr. Perkins told the committee he con
tributed 110,000, which Mr. Beveridge re
turned. Chairman Clapp announced that Mr.
Beveridge and H. C. Starr were to testify
tomorrow. Pettit said Senator Beveridge
showed him each of three checks or
drafts for $10,000, which he was Informed
came from Mr. .Perkins, Senator Bever
idge told him he did not intend to use
any of the money; that it was a matter
of personal friendship.
'The state committee knew nothing of
this money," said Mr. Pettit He said
he knew the money was returned unused
after the election.
When Mr. Pettit concluded Chairman
Clapp announced the committee prob
ably Would recess tomorrow until
The committee then adjourned until to-
Secretary of Ira nWorkers' Union
Identified as Man Who Gave
Aid Don't You Forget It!
VERY ANXIOUS TO GET IMMUNITY !
Before the Grand Jury with Records
of His Organization.
ONE OF FORTY-FOUR INDICTED
Started Ortie McManigal on the Road
as a Dynamiter.
ENGINEERED MANY OF BIG JOBS
Witness Washburn Testifies of Hut.
ins; Placed Telephone Apparatus
in Rooms of the Union Last
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct 25.-.Senator Ed
ward I. Wolfe, chairman of the Taft re
publican minority convention, published
here today a statement to Taft repub
licans throughout the state in which he
warns them that they cannot use stickers
to place the names of Taft electors on the
ballot and that to write In the names of
such electors would do Mr. Taft's candi
dacy no good.
In part, the statement reads:
'There are no Taft electors nominated
In the state of California. The thirteen
republicans that walked out of the pro
gressive convention when, by a vote of
to 13, the convention repudiated Wil
liam Howard Taft. endeavored to get a
supreme court decision- compelling the
secretary of state to place upon the bal
lot as republicans the nominees of their
convention. This the supreme court re
fused to do.
"Consequently there are no Taft elec
tors to vote for."
In conclusion, the statement say:
"As a result of this, for the first time
In the history of this state, the members
of the great republican party of Cali
fornia are, disfranchised. And it is within
the power of republicans to rebuke this
action In no uncertain way on Novem
INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 23-Herbert S.
Hockin, a defendant In the dynamite con
spiracy trial, who succeXed John J. Mc-
after r""-ra aynamiier, as secretary or I
me iron workers' union, was Identified
by four witnesses today as having given
Information to the government against
hW" forty-four fellow defendants.
Walter Drew, a New York counsel far
the National Erectors' association, test!
tied that Hockin had said:
"I know they've got me, but I didn't
want to be the only one."
The witness said that during the ses
sions of last winter of the federal grand
Jury, which returned the indictments,
Hockin offered to give information, . but
was turned away with the remark:
"Go to the district attorney and make a
clean breast of It He is the only person
'with authority to make promises."
"Hookin came to me several times and
told me my life was In danger," said
"He told me fellows on the Pacific coast,
naming Tvedtmoe and Ed Nockels, were
after me and that I had better look out
for a fellow named John Stevens of Chi
cago. He said he would warn me later
when I might expect danger.
"Another time he came to my room at
a club and in the presence of J. F. Foster,
a detective, arranged to let us, have the
Key of the iron workers' office, so we
might put 1n a telephone device by which
we would be able at all ttmea to record
what President Frank M. Ryan and
others said about the dynamiting.
Mrs. Camerpii Shares
Her Daughter's Cell
CHICAGO, Oct. 25. Mrs. F. Cameron
Falconnett, it was learned today, occu
pied the same cell In the Rockford jail
as her daughter, Luclle Cameron, whose
alleged abduction by Jack Johnson led
to a federal investigation. The mother
desired to be with the girl to keep her
under her own influence, she said, but
It Is believed she wants to be sure the
negro does not communicate with Luclle.
The girl Is held, having been unable to
furnish 125,000 ball. '
A subpoena was issued today for' Sig
Hart, a well known sporting man here,
who is to be one of he important' wit
nesses when the federal inquiry Is re
sumed Monday. Government authorities
say there , will be subpoenas issued for
many promlnennt persons who are be
lieved to have knowledge regarding con
ditions in the negro champion's cafe.
Hearing of the insanity petition against
Lu lelcCameron was to have: been held
today at the Detention hospital here, but
the case was postponed indefinitely until
the government released her.
A subpoena has been issued for Perry
S. Bauer, West Side manufacturer, who
Is said by the. federal officers to have In
troduced the Cameron girl to the negro
campion in the latter" s cafe.
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GUILTY OF MURDER
IN FIRST DEGREE
Jury Returns Verdict in First of the
Rosenthal Cases After Eight
ATTORNEY IS PREPARING APPEAL
Defendant Says Charge of Court to
Jury is Unfair.
WIFE OF THE PRISONER SWOONS
Justice Goff Remands Convicted Man
to Jail for Sentence.
PENALTY IS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
Court Defers Sentence Until Keit
Wednesday and Prisoner Is Re
turned to the Tombs Other
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Letters and Speeches
OTSTBR BAT, Oct 2S. Colonel Roose
velt took up the active work of the cam
paign today for the first time slnoe he
was shot, eleven day ago. John Mc-
Grath, his secretary, came frdm New
Tork today, and- as soon as Colonel
Roosevelt bad breakfasted, he began his
work. He dictated several letters to
progressive leaders then took up the prep
aration of the speech which he expects
to deliver in New Tork next week.
Colonel Roosevelt was in promising
trim physically, although he was not able
to do a much work as he wished. r He
has not, overcome , the effects of ' the
nervous exhaustion from which he suf
fered after spending a week In bed in
Dr. Lambert, Dr. Joseph A. Blake and
Dly George Brewer . are expected from
New Tork this afternoon to dress the
On Canadian Pacific
WINNIPEG, Man., Oct 25. Another
serious strike' of 'Canadian Padflo rail
way employe -t threatened, according to
A. R. Mob her,' president of the Canadian
Brotherhood of Railway Employee. ' The
organization,' which comprise 5,000 men,
Including freight handler, freight clerks
and clerical employes In the yards and
baggage offices, President Mosher say
has been negotiating- for the last six
months with the railway company and
Department of Labor, demanding in
creases in wages. Moeher declares that
unless a board of conciliation is appointed
by the Department of Labor a strike will
be called next Monday.
Did Not Want to Mix Up.
"At first Hockin said: 'Xju know I've
got too muoh brains to be mixed up with
"But when I replied, 'You haven't any
brains, but only a low cunning and we've
got the goods on you,' he weakened."
Mr. Drew related that a strike had
been declared y the Iron Workers'
union In 1S06 and explosions on work of
members of the Erectors' association be
gan soo nafter that time. ';;:
Senator John W. Kern, for the defense,
'Isn't one of the members of the
Erectors' association a subsidiary of the
United States Steel corporation T,' ,
"I believeit is," saldDrew.
Hockin Is the man whom Ortie B. Mc
Manlgal said put -him' in the dynamiting
business and who engineered many ' of
the Jobs blown up , by McManlgal and
James B. McNamara. He Is also ac
cused by ,the government t of having
"double-crossed" the union officials'. '
Visited Grand Jury Room.
Thomas F. Markey, a photographer,
testified that he saw Hockin visit the
grand Jury room with bundles of pa
pers and later saw him in the Iron work
ers' office when detectives visited it .to
secure photographs of letters. The wit
ness said Hockin on one occasion had
"I've got to get away from here before
anyone sees me."
Charles Schmidt, a deputy, Untteu
States marshal, also said Hockin had
visited the federal building with papers.
Guy Caldwell, an elevator boy, iden
tified Hockin as having visited Drew's
, When attorneys objected to a request
that Hockin' stand up, Judge A, B. An
"Stand up Hockin. It's absurd to ask
a Jury to try a case without knowing
whether the defendant is present."
Hockin 'then stood up.
G. T. Washburn, Chicago, testified
about installing the telephone device In
the Iron workers' headquarters. He said
it was done. before daylight last Decem
ber, himself and the detective walking
through the office building barefooted.
so as not to make noise. He sam tne
door was unlocked by Detectlvev oFster.
MEXICANS SHOOT OFFICERS
Two Members of Staff of Felix Diaz
LEADER IS GIVEN A RESPITE
Federal Judse of Capital Temporar
ily Removes Him from Juris
diction of the Military
Seeking to Fasten
Crime Upon Caruso
SALEM, Mass., Oct 26 Joseph Caruso,
defendant with Joseph J, Ettor ;. and
Arturo GiovannJttl, on trial for the mur
der of Anna Lopizzo, victim of the Law
rence textile strike riots, was declared py
witnesses today to have been present
wheo Policeman Oscar Benolt was stabbed
and the Lopizzo girl shot on tho evening
of January 29, last.
Edward Marshall, a policeman who was
with Benott on that night testified that
Caruso, accompanied by Salvatore Seal to,
now a fugitive, stood directly behind
Benolt immediately before the shooting
and stabbing. Benolt , himself testified
that he had seen Caruso, armed with a
club, a few minutes before he received
the knife wound.
One Thousand Coal
Miners Resume Work
CICARLESTON, W." Va., Oct 26.-On
thousand miner who have been 'on strike
since last spring returned to work in the
mines at Dorothy, W. Va., today after a
long conference with the operators. The
men are to receive 22 per cent above the
price paid under the scale of the United
Min, Workers of America, but the oper
ators do not recognise the union.
VERA CRUZ, Mex., Oct 25.-Two"of
the captured officers of the staff of Felix
Dias were shot by the federal troops at
10:30 last evening after being sentenced
to death .by summary court-martial. The
exeQUtlon ,was carried out with , absolute
secrecy. The : names were Major Zex
al.MkJQL Guests, ; .
The court-martial began its sessions at
6 .o'clock In , the evening and its Judg
ments must be delivered and the ver
dict, put Into effect, within seventy-two
hours from the time of meeting.
Major Fernando Zerate and Major
Julian Villas are pleading on behalf of
Diaz, who, aoordlng to military law, is
liable' to imprisonment for from three to
eight ' years. ,
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Pnblln Dnlalnn irn I in.t nlua.
Public opinion against Diaz is so strong
that it is thought a sontence. of death
may be pronounced on him as well as on
all offloers and government officials wlto
Joined his cause and were captured. The
troopers, however, who rebelfed will In
all llklihood not be punished. ,
Felix Dlaa is to be brought before the
court-martial . this afternoon.
Some of the volunteers who Joined Diaz
belonged to the leading families of the
city. Those of them who may be cap
tured will be sentenced to short terms of
imprisonment, but many of them have es
caped to the country.
Commodore Azueta of the federal navy,
called last evening on General Beltran,
the federal commander In chief, who re
ceived him coldly, telling him that he did I
not adopt a definite attitude during the
Diaz revolution. It is reported that Com
modore Azueta Is to be court-martialed.
The garrison of Vera Cruz consists of
2,600 men of all branches of the service
The city Is perfectly quiet and business
generally has been' resigned. '
- Respite for Din.' .
MEXICO CITt, Oct. 25.-A writ remov
lng General Felix Diaz, the rebel, leader,
from the Jurisdiction of the military court
was granted late last night by the fed
eral Judge of the First district court here.
The action was taken on the plea of
Lieutenant Colonel Munoz,' a ctfusin of
Felix Dial '
The full court will decide whether Diaz
is to be returned to the Jurisdiction of
.the military court or tried before a civil
Government officials insist that Diaz Is
amenable to military Jurisdiction under
the constitutional provision relating to
civilians who incite the army to revolt
LAREDO, Tex., Oct. 26.-Harry H.
ALMA, Neb., Oct. 24.
Have just finished absorbing the
many great facts about Nebraska,
as told in the Nebraska Develop
ment edition of The Bee. It is
the greatest boosting stunt ever
pulled off for Nebraska. Con
gratulations to The Bee and E. V.
Parrish, the publicity man. Send
me four copies.
ARTHUR V. SHAFFER.
CUBAN FACTIONS IN FIGHT
Forty Wounded in Battle Between
Liberals and Conservatives.
SEVERAL VICTIMS WILL DIE
Liberals Holding- Meeting In Park
When Several Shots Are Fired
and Fnsilade Soon lie
Callahan Said Dock
'Smith and Andrew .
Johnson Shot Him
WINCHESTER, ' Ky., Oct 26,-Scnsa-tlonal
testimony given by Mrs. Edward
Cullnhan In the hearing on the motion
of the ball for the fifteen defendants
charged with the murder of former
Sheriff ISdward Callahan of Breathitt
county brought a large crowd to the court
room here today. About seventy witnesses
remained to be examined when court
Beverly Baker testified that Govann
Smith came to him to pay for the as
sassination of Callahan. He said Smith
told him that Callahan was to be shot.
Ben Splcer, another witness, testified
that John Clare said to him that he had
killed six men and had assisted in the
killing of Callahan. Callahan, on his
deathbed, Is reported to have made a
statement that he recognized Dock Smith
and Andrew Johnson as two of the men
who shot him and that he bolleved
John Clare -was the other.
Brady Gives Half
Million to Hospital
BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 26. -James B.
Brady of New York, financier and horse
man, who was a recent patient at
Johns Hopkins hospital, this city, has
presented that Institution $600,000 In
appreciation of Its work and for the ex
tension' of its activities. Announcement
of the gift was made by Dr. Hugh Toung
this morning after the terms upon which
It was made had been favorably acted
upon by the trustees of the institution.
(Continued on Page Two.)
HENRY CLAY PIERCE WINS
. . BIGSUIT ON APPEAL
NEW TORK, Oct. 25. oy a decision
by the appellate division of the supreme'
court, handed down today, Henry Clay
Pierce, the oil magnate, wins his appeal
from a Judgment of the lower court
granting Mrs. Alice C. Rycoroft a Judg
ment of S17U40.66 against him. Mrs.
Ryecroft alleged that she turned over to
Pierce securities which he converted to
his own use, i
HAVANA, Oct. 25.-A brisk battle be
tween conservatives and liberals, ' during
which several hundred shots were fired
and sevenu' people fatally wounded,
broke out after saldnight in Central park
in the heart of the city, at the close of
a meeting' of supporters of VJo President
Alfredo Zayas,. Who is a candidate for
the preside :y.
, The meeting was conducted peacefully
until the last speaker ascended the plat
form, when several shots were fired, ap
parently by a group of conservatives
gathered in front of a hotel. Instantly
the crowd began to disperse and' the
fusillade became general, extending
across the park and down the Prado. For
ten minutes the firing was brisk.
Strong , forces of , mounted police and
cavalry charged repeatedly with drawn
machettes and firing revolvers. The mob
returned the fire.
A crowd of liberals halted in front of
the rAsbcrt club, firing volleys at the
windows, the shots being returned from
the balconies of the club by the sup
porters of General Asbert, the conserva
tive candidate for the governorship of
Here occurred the hottest fighting.
Several policemen's horses were shot un
der them. ' A number of shots struck the
American club opposite the Asbert club.
Reinforcements of police, rural guards
and soldiers arrived, and the mob, which
was tlten composed of adherents of both
parties, was driven from the park and
gradually dispersed. Afterward the park
was occupied by a strong force of cav
The total of the wounded,, who Included
two women, was about forty, of whom
several were fatally hurt.
The fronts of the hotels and cafes
facing the park are riddled with bullet
Libel and Sues a
MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 25.-8ult for
$10,000 for libel was file d today by a De
troit attorney, acting for Theodore Roose
velt, against George A. Newell, editor. of
the Iron Ore of Ishpemlng, MJch.
The petition alleges libel In that Newell
printed an article In his paper charging
Colonel Roosevelt was Intemperate in the
mi of language and liquor.
NEW TORK. Oct. 36Twelv men
who refused today to discuss their delib
erations, returned at two minutes after
12 o'clock this morning a verdict ot first
degree murder against Police Lieutenant
Charles Becker, the first ot seven men to
be tried for th murder of Herman Rosen
thal. On Wednesday, October 80 Supreme
Court Justice Goff will fix the time for
the prisoner's death In the electric chair.
Exhausted by the ordeal of the trial.
John F. Mclntyre, chief counsel for the
defense, nevertheless began today the
premi Unary steps looking to an appeal
and a stay of execution for his client."
The case will be fought to the court of
appeals, and Becker,, pacing his cell in
the Tombs, expresses hope -of the .out
come. At the same time he denounces
what he styles the rigorous partiality of
Justice doff in his charge to the Jury
and his conduct of the trial. . , t
Prisoner's Wife Faints,
jiecKer, wno laintea in tne cor
of the criminal court building
a breathless messenger sprinting
leiepnone snoiuea: uuiuyi is.
WHERE TO REGISTER TODAY
Registrars Sit 8 a. m. to 9 p. m.
1- 1203 S. th. '
5- sOS Pacific.
6- 1930 6. 10th.
4- 915. Bancroft. ,
6 26 Lincoln Ave.
lMU B. 29th.
2- 2025 Vinton.
5- 162 Vinton.'
5- ;22 S. 16th.
L-1EU Webster. .
2-S18 S. 10th.-1-313
4-J2I 8. 13th.
t-0S P. Utb. ,
1 1S10 Davenport
8-718 S. 16th.
4- Z14 g. 20th.
5 8307 Davenport N
13804 Sherman Ave.
8 2h25 Sherman Ave.
82616 Sherman Ave.
4 184 Bherman Ave.
6-1138 N. 16th.
6-4108 N. 24th.
1-241 N. 24th.
8-1902 N. 24th.
82004 N. 28th.
4 1833 N. 83d.
(-2205 Military Are.
. Seventh Ward. t
5 1626 Georgia Ave,
S 1838 Park Ave.
4-8106 8. 83d.
8 4W1 Leavenworth.
. Etsrhth Ward.
1-180 N. 24th.
8-1721 Cuming. 1
8-M2 N. 17th.
4 2421 Cuming.
4-211 8. 86th.
1- 101A 8. 10th.
2 1521 Leavenworth.
8-1225 S. 22d.
4-1258 8. 16th.
6-1424 8. 13th.
8 S&20 Farnam.
88423 Leavenworth. -
4 706 8. 87th.
6- 8861 Leavenworth.
1- 8210 N. 30th.. . .
2- 41i Grand Ave.
5 8119. Ames Ave.
4 232 N. 30th.
5- 4U0 Corby. '
8-2907 N. 24th.
7- 3104 N. 24th. ,
8- 4106 N. 24th.
9- 4U8 N. 24th.
Wilson Eeturns to
the Stump Monday
PRINCETON, N. J., Oct 26,-Governor
Woodrow Wilson will resume next Mon
day in Philadelphia his speaking cam
paign which was Interrupted .when Col
onel Roosevelt was shot. The governor
said today that the colonel's recovery
seemed so certain that he was now ar
ranging dates for the remainder of the
campaign. ,- .: , . ..
ILLNESS OF RUSSIAN CROWN
PRINCE IS STILL A MYSTERY
. 8T. PETERSBURG, Oct 25. No news
was published today as to the condition
of the Russian crown prince and as a
consequence Alexander Stoiypin, in an
article In the Novo Vremya, voices the
demand of the public for information re
garding his illness. ' .
Religious services were celebrated In
the opera house yesterday for his re
The Bee's Big New Literary Magazine With Tomorrow's Issue Unequalled by Any
under the ciire of relatives at her home
In the Bronx. Like her husband she
never dreamed of a first degree murder
verdict, but rather counted on a disagree
ment of the Jurors. .
Justice Goff, it Is understood, has gone
lo me cuuiury lor a rnsi over mo wee ,
One of the first places to which news
of th verdict was taken was the West
Bide prison, where are quartered the In
formers: Jack Rose, Sam 'Bchepps.
8rldg1e,,- Webber and Harry Vallon.
The four apparently expected a disagree-
niBIll, liuncvci, iwi lllty urn &n wiotj,
with the exception of Schepps. Jl was
Hi first suspicious when tdid tfiat a first
degree verdict had been returne'd, then
.1. 1-..t... 11., . Mf tVI.Un.an la
a smart man." ' f "
...... . ' ' t ,
Prisoner Does Not Sleep,
Keepers at the Tombs say that Becker
did not sleep last night. He was to con-.
fer with his lawyers today,, and declined
ta 'rlv 'out inv Interview. -His fellow
prisoners heard the i verdict almost the
Instant it was pronounced; In some mys
terious manner the message flashed from
cell to cell, and when Becker tramped
back along the corridor, ' faces ,were
pressed at the bars to watch him. Vet
no one spoke to him. He gated neither
to right or left, and his set fac Invited
.... nnwianm fennl Mm AAtnflfirt
ions. Not a. word had come today from
the four gunmen ana tne two aiiegea
accomplices, "Jack" Sullivan and Wil
liam Shapiro; who are also to be tried
for Rosenthal' death. ' The dates for
hir trials, which nrobablv will .be sep
arate, nave not Deen announced. .
inasmuch as their testimony will be
used at the trials to come, the Informers
doubtless will remain In Jail as material
witnesses. In view of their confessions
and th threats against them, they have
expressed no desire for liberty.'
Charles Becker enlisted in the New-.
Tork police department November 1, 1893,7
when he was 23 years old. His father;
Is dead, but his mother, now . In her:
eighty-third year, lives In New Tork and;
is overcome at his. conviction. , ;
Sirs. Becker e Attorney. -
Mrs. Becker "was ableio leave the house-
during the forenoon and went down town
to meet Mr. Mclntyre preparatory to
conference with her husband.
Inquiry1 at the" homes of the jurors re-
vealed the fact that before Justice Goff;
had urged them to keep silent, thy had:
agreed, "to ay nothing about the manner;
in wnicn tney arnvea si mejr vtruivu - .
An examination into the mental condi-s
tlon of "Red Phil" Davidson, confessed1:
slayer of "Big Jack" Zellg, was begun.-
today. The examination was orderea By -District
Attorney Whitman. James W.C
Osborn, Davidson's counsel, recently en
tered for him; a plea of not guilty on:
District Attorney Whitman said todays
the four gunmen accused of . shootlngv
Rosenthal will go on trial early In No
vember. " '::
Scenes In Conrt Roonj.
. The twelve Jurors marched into the"
eourt room at 11:65 o'clock. A minute '
later the defendant was brought In from
the Tomb. Justice Goff Had hot yet '
entered the room and - for moment r
Becker took a side seat. As he waited f.
he scanned the faces of the Jurors, but :
none of them returned his gaze. A. tenet
At 11:57 1 o'clock Justice Goff entered
the court room, and bowing low- to coun-i
sel, took his seat. The Jury roll was-'
called. The clerk then asked the Jurors.:
if they had reached a. .verdict , J
"We have," announced Foreman Skin-C
ner. The Jurors arose and the foreman;
said: v.- V-
: "W find the," defendant guilty as;"
oharged in the Indictment" ,' Z.
Murder In the First Degree. -
"Do you find the defendant guilty of
murder in the first degree as charged''
In the Indictment?" asked, the clerk.
"We do," the foreman replied. '
The court directed that the roll of the;
Jurors be called for their individual;
verdicts. As he repeated the question: T
"Do you find the defendant guilty off
(Continued on Pag Two.)
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