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MJSDFORD, OREGON, TUESDAY, JTLY 30, 1012
Accused of Plotting Rosenthal's Death
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HOUSE OPPOSES GAYNOR ORDERS
NEW SUGAR BILL COMPLETE PROBE
M0Wim INSTIGATING ROSENTHAL'S DEATH
Franklin Testimony Contradicted In
Detail hy Defendant Gave Frank
lin No Check on Date Claimed for
any Purpose Paid Expense Money
I.OH ANCIKLK8, Col., July BO.
Harrow on tin' witness hIiiikI todly
went over lliti enm of the hIiiIo from
I In beginning, denying lit del nil every
charge I r n I 1 1 1 liy (In prosecution
mill explaining ly Hlllit unities ninny
points which the stutu bronchi, out
I iy wltiicsHi'M. Rogers gradually led
tin' defendant over the ground uiiil
up to thn day tint iiainit of Prospect
ive Juror George N. l,oekwood wan
drawn from I ho box. In regard to
tin Main en hi', Rogcra asked:
''What did Ilaln Hay in regard to
his ipialificatioim an n .MfS'amnm
juror whim you interrogated hliu In
court and why did you retain him
aH a jurorf"
Old Mon (linriutilfl
"Ho said lie wax it workingmnu
and would stand hy IiIh convictions.
Ili was an old'mnu, mid I havo found
in my experience that old men an
Itolxtrt !'. Haiti Ik tint regular
.Mi'Nainura juror whom Marrow !h
iiIko alleged to have brilii'd.
"Did Franklin over tell you hit had
given Main or Mm wife money?"
nuked Rogers. "No conversation of
that kind ever took placo."
"Now, proceeding to the matter of
Krcuger, did you ever know or hear
of Frank Fowler going to Kreugcr,
a tali'Muinn, nnd putting down four
mnti'ln'M on thn tnhlu Maying, 'a
thousand apiece' for hi services iih
a juror in (ho McNuimirit cno7"
"You heard Franklin ny lt wont
to Ki'ii Krcugur after hceinu ymi and
Lincoln Sti'f ffiirt n't n hoti'l, N'ovi'itt
her '2. U llinl trttoT"
Dctilr Bribery Talk
"I never had any conversation
ahout hrihiiitr Kreugcr or nil) body
cNc," answered the witness.
"Did you show Franklin a lint of
proMwelivo. jurors in it hotel No win
her Ufi, 1011, in the presence of
"Wti druw it new venire that morn
ing, fifty iinmcii. On ten of thi'in wo
had no report whatever. I didu t
give din-list to Franklin an I thought
it would he useless, the negotiations
for thu MuNiiinaritH to plead guilty
having' progressed ho far that I
wasn't iuteri'Hted in further iuvesti
This wiik the lint on which the
name of George N. I.oekwood wan.
WABUINQTO;, July 30. I'rcBl
dent Tnft motored to tho Jununeeo
ombaHHy lioro todny and porsonntly
offered IiIh condoloncon on tho death
of thn Into Mikado.
In reply to l'renldent Tnft'a cnblo
Krnin, tho now emperor Yoshlhlto
cabled: "I am deoply touched by
your Hympnthutlo moBnaKo, and offer
my Hlncorcnt tltnnkt."
Tho downisor emproHa Ilurtiko ro
piled: "Accept my nlncoro tlmnltH for tho
honrtfelt uy in pit thy bo cordially ox
presnnd hy you and Mrs, Tnft ott thU
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 30.
Former United Btatos Bonntor Uov
orldwi loft today for Oystbr Buy to
Htibmlt to Colonel HoohovoU tho
Hpeoch ho Is to tnuko nt Chicago dur
Iiik tho projrrogHlvo convention.
Uovorldge rofuaod to ony whether
ho would nccopt tho progreBBlvo
nomlnutlon for governor of Indiana.
It In bollovod ho wIbIiob to consul
with Hoosovolt boforo announcing hla
Moscow morohantu aro coiiBldorlng
a plan to ralno cotton on u trnot of
U7!!,r00,iioro8 In Aslntlo HuhbIu. Ir
rltfiitlou will bo noodod.
SYMPATHY Til JAF;
Underwood Uroes that Wool, Sugar
and Excise Bills he Returned With
out Concurrence Free Tolls on
Canal to be Fought for all Summer
WASHINGTON. July 30. When
thu ho ti ho todny resumed consldorn-
tlou of thn wool, sugar uml oxclnn
bills, nlnmdy pasted by the senate,
It Hccmuil likely (hoy would not
meet with fnvorablo uolloti. Ma
jority Leader Underwood urged that
nil three measure, bo returned to
tho senate without concurrence, ob
jecting to thn amendment!! to tho ex
cise bill repealing reciprocity with
Canndit and establishing a Inrlff
Five members of tho house com
mitten on Intor-Mato rotnnterco who
have led tho fight for free pnssngo
throne" the Panama Canal for Ameri
can vowtols, announced today that
they would Htlrk out for free loll
even If It taken all milliliter. Repre
sentatives Humphrey of WathliiKtou
nnd Knowland of California am two
of thn free toll cliuuiploim.
1 STOP TRIAL OF
WABIIINOTON, July 30. Flatly
denying that they had Kreod to end
the probo It Ilnnford rcnlgned, Con
KroMinan Ornham nnd McCo)', two
meinbem of tho jiub-cotntulltea of the
houRo Judiciary comnilttee5 "which
InveMlgnteil tho Impeachment
chnrgen ngitlnst United Staton Judgo
CornelltiH l'. Hnnford of Seattle, ro
turned to WnnhlnRton today. Con-
grenaman Hlgglim, tho other ntombor
of tho committee, In renting nt hl
homo In Norwich, Conn.
"Ily tho testimony necured." said
Congressman McCoy, "denplto tho
Btrongent opposition, wo forced Han
ford to resign."
Doth McCoy nnd Graham admit
they fnvorcd dlsmlsslnn tho charges
against Hatiford but sny thero wan no
ngreotnont by which tho charges
would bo dropped If tho Jurist ro
signed, McCoy said an Impeachment
trial would requlro six weoks and
Tho uotiso Judiciary commltteo to
morrow will docldo whether to dts
iiiIhs thn charges against Hnnford or
go on with Impeachment proceedings,
EPIDEMIC OF INFANT
PARALYSIS IN LOS ANGELES
I.OS ANORLKS, Cnl., July 30. An
organized campaign to Btnmp out tho
epidemic of Infnntllo purnrlysls which
ndmlttodly exists In Los Angolcs and
Its HUburba, which will bo launched
by tho city council todny. Tho coun
cil authorised Dr. L. M. Powers,
health commlaBtonor, to expend
monoy whorovor needed to chock tho
epidemic. Slnco tho mlddlo of June,
Dr. Powers, reported thoro havo boon
ISO cnsoB. More than 100 caBos aro
now under tho euro of physlclana.
UKDDINO, Cnl., July 30. Tho
story of why nnd how ho killed Wil
liam O. Landls wait ro-told hero to
dny by William Clomont nt hla pre
liminary examination on a chargo of
first dogroo autirdor,
"LnntllB killed my mothor, Mro, O.
W. Urndford," sohbod Clomont.
"Thou ho tuuntod mo by playing 'Just
Anothor Bhovolful of Dirt on Moth
er's Qrnvo,' on hla guitar. It inndo
mo crazy. I hid bohltul tho mos
quito hiiBhcB nnd shot him."
Dnn Thompson and A, O. Griffith,
nllogod accomplices, woro arrulgnod
with Clomont. Although Clomont'u
confosBlon abaolvos thorn from blame,
tho pollco any thoy havo a good caso
Tho court room wns crowdod with
Clomont aympitthUors. It la gonor-
nlly prodlctod horo that ho will bo
Forced to Action hy Arrest of Uent.
Becker Mayor of New York Com
pletely Reverses Himself and Or
ders Probe Into Civic Life of City
NKW YOHK, July 30. Korced to
ncllon by tho nrret of Pollco Won
tenant Charles llcckor as tho alleged
plotter of tho murder of Herman
Itoseiithal, tho ciilmlnntlon of the
New York pollci-fambllng-murder
scandal, Mayor William J. (Juynor
completely reversed himself today
and signed a resolution that tho
board of nldormen probo thn nllgod
gniftliiK conditions which aro said to
eat like it cancer Into the civic life
of tho city.
Oaynor'x announcement followed
u long conference today with Pollco
Commissioner Ithlnelunder Waldo,
who, It Is reported, urged tho probo.
It Is believed tho aldermanlc Inves
tigation, In connection with that ho
Ing conducted boforo tho grand Jury
by DlHtrlct Attorney Whitman, will
fully baro to tho world tho details
of tho alliance between tho police,
gamblers and other lawbreakers, nnd,
probably, will enmesh a number of
District Attornoy Whitman today
re-examined "Haiti Jack" Hebo.
"Hrldglo" Webber and Harry Vallon,
tho three gamblers on whoso confes
sions Ilecker was arrested.
Another Detail Durvd
Another detail of tho Rosenthal
murder canto to light today with tho
finding of Christian Walker, who
came out of the Metropolo Hotel Just
behind Rosenthal on tho night tho
latter was killed. Walker said
Rosenthal stopped to buy a news
paper and JtiHt or ho turned from thn
news stand tho first shot was fired.
Walker Insisted that tho slayers then
ran to tho automobllo In waiting nnd
escaped with It at full speed. This
story contradicts tho testimony of
William Shapiro, Its chauffeur, that
ho stalled tho motor of tho car In an
effort to delay tho escapo of tho gang
Full declaration by District Attor
noy Whitman was also mado today
to clear Assistant Pollco Commis
sioner Dougherty of In any way
shltldlng any of the Rosenthal slny
crs. Ho snld Dougherty won doing
nil ho could to help clear up tho
Whitman received a letter today
which declared that tho pollco aro
protecting disorderly resorts, and
named certain men who tiro alleged
to bo tnklng tho monoy. Tho letter
stated that tho resorts pay $500
when they nro allowed to open nnd
$200 per month thereafter.
llartlett pear picking bean Tues
day morning in tho Oeorgo II. Daggett
orehtinlH north of Jacksonville.
Tliia is just a few days early but as
tho fruit in this orchard is exception
ally largo nnd will go us prima fanoy
fltook $n nay market and us tho
Producers' Fruit company of this
oity, whiuh company has contracted
for all tho DtiKgftt fruit, expect to
export part of tho liartlott pears the
picking is commenced about a week
in advanoo of tho usual time.
Tito exporting of Htutlclt pears
hns uovor before been attempted hut
Mnnager MoKoanoy of tho Protluoors
company is satisfied tho resulla of
tho oxpirement will justify tho "try
out." Only one carload of Mnrtlutts
will ho exported, nnd only this one
carload will bo picked at this time
but on Monday next picking will ho
resumed nnd until tho entire crop is
Mr. Daggett estimates that ho will
have twelve carload of pears from his
orchard and practically all of tho
fruit will urdo fancy. Lust yenr Mr.
DngK'dt sold his Hose, pears at an
uyorago prico of ifJMG por half box.
Mr, MoKoanoy states (lint tho pear
crop in Uto valloy is showinc up for
in oxooss of anticipated ylold and tho
slco and quality If tho fruit could
not bo hotter.
MM PLANT MraMliffi
OF NEW PffilY ARE
ririCAOO, July HO. -Preparn-tions
for the national progressive
convention whiclAahOtnbles here at
noon next Monbny to nominate a
national tiekct' areutnplete. it was
believed today that an evening xession
would he held the first day to effect
Former United Stntes Senator
Uoveridge of Indiana who will act at
temporary chairman will deliver the
Keynote speech of tho convention.
lie left IndinutiKli today for Oyster
Bay to pl Roosevelt's stamp of ap
proval to his address.
OYSTKK BAY, X. Y., July :i0.
After it three hours conference horo
today with Colonel Iooevelt, Sena
tor Joheph M. Dixon of Montana,
who directed KotHcvell's campaign
for the republican presidential nomi
nation announced that John Parker,
n New Orleans democrat, hns been
selected for permanent chairman of
tho "bull mooho" convention wltLdt
meets in Chicago at noon Monday.
Comptroller Win. A. PrcuderRii-it
of New York will nominate Colonel
Itoosovelt and the seconding speeches
will bo made by Governor Johnson of
California, Judge Ben Limlsey cf
Denver and Former Fovemor Garvin
of Hhode Island.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 30. In tho
trial of tho Mrs. Daisy Grnco, accused
of trying to murder her husband Mrs.
S, L. Hill, Grnco's mother, testlflod
thnt hor son's wlfo wont to Nownnn
after tho shooting, arriving there
Mnrch 25. Sho satd; "Tito first
thing Mrs. Grnco said whett I saw
hor, 'Whnt'a this I hear about Geno
bolng shot?', and 1 told hor whnt had
boon telephoned ano from Atlanta.
Mrs. Grnco Insisted thnt ho could
n't havo shot ltlmsolf nnd Indicated
thnt If nnyono elso did tho shooting
It wns tho negro btttlor, lluffln,"
Mrs. Hill then testified how sho
rolntod tho detecttvo'a atory of tho
shooting to hor dnughtor-ln-lnw, and
snld thnt they both roturuod to
Atlanta that emtio ovonlng.
Slight Losses on Market
NKW YOKK, July at). Lower
prices prevailed in tho oarly trading
on tho stock oxchango today. Losses
wero slight, most ot tho leaders ex
cepting United States Steel, declin
ing fractionally,. Trading, which hud
been almost nt a standstill, was butter
later in tho day nnd prices worked
toward greater firntnosfi. Union
Pacific and Stool advanced fraction-
Tito mnvkqt closed dull.
Bonds wove steady. '
WASHINGTON. July 30. Presi
dent Taft's refusal to accept the re
signation of United States Judge C.
II. Hanford unless ho has conferred
wlthnho anb-conimltteo of tho house'
Judiciary commltteo which Investi
gated Impeachment charges In
Seattle against tho jurist, has caused
tho belief here today that bo plans
to. make Hanford's case an example,
Illustrating tho theory that Impeach
mont proceedings aro as expeditious
as tho recall of judges. Tho sub
committee Is expected to arrlvo eith
er this afternoon or tomorrow.
Several days ago President Tatt
announced that ho would not accept
Hanford's resignation if tho sub
committee reported that tho evidence
wns sufficient to result in Impeach
ment. In tho latter event tho Im
peachment would go on as originally
PLENTY OF COIN
BUT NO WAY
TO GET AT IT
WASHINGTON, July 30. Tho
United States treasury is In tho odd
predicament today ot having lots ot
money, but being unablo to pay for
Its transportation to sub-treasuries
where tho money Is need. As a con
Eequenco thero Is a shortage among
tho treasury branches of $1, S3 and
$5 bills. Moreover, thoro will bo no
relief until congress stralghtotiB out
tho tangle of Its big aproprlatlon
Congress failed to pass tho sun
dry civil bill boforo tho now fiscal
year beginning July 1, and to keep
tho wheols of tho government In
motion it enacted a resolution ox
tending to tho n in omit of one-twelfth
tho old appropriation bills.
It hnppons thnt tho domnnd for
tho movement ot monoy Is always
unusually largo during tho first
part ot tho fiscal year so tho July
appropriation does not meet tho
dopnrtmcut's needs. At present tho
appropriation Is nbout exhausted and
tho aub-treasury officials aro erylng
for small bills.
WILSON DROPS CANDIDACY
TO WATCH STATE AFFAIRS
SEAGIRT, N. J., July 30. Gover
nor Woodrow Wilson suspended to
day work on his partly comploted
speooh of acceptance of tho demo
cratic nomination and wont to Tren
ton to attend to state business.
Gamesters Swear Before Jury that Police Lieutenant Forced Them hy
Threats of Prosecution to Hire Ruffians to Kill Proprietor of the
Gamblinn Houses who had "Squealed" and Refused to Pay Mwe
Blood Money Becker Arrested and in Tombs Claims Irwweflce
NKIV YOKK POMCK-OAMHMNafllURWKIt SCANDAL'
The cause corrupt alliance
York police and the "underworld'.' which was bled for police "pro
tection." Rosenthal was killed Tuesday 'morning, July 1C, when he
refused longer to pay "blood money."
The victim Herman Rosenthal, gambler, keeper of many gam-,
Ing places In New York for years. Shot dead by four thugs before
the doors of the New Mteropole Hotel In the heart of the up-towu
New York tenderloin.
Tho plotter Lieutenant of Pollco Charles Becker. Indicted
f ami arresteu on tiie sworn testimony of threo eamblora that he
forced them to arrange for Rosenthal's death.
The Informers Harry Vallon, "Brldglo" Webber and "Bald
Jack" Rose. AH three sworo before the grand Jury they hired
fr gangsters to kill Rosenthal In fear that Becker would railroad thorn
to Sing Sing If they refused.
The killers Harry Horrowltz (Gyp 'tho Blood), Frank Mutter
(Whitey Lewis), Louis Rosenzewlg (Lofty Louie) and "Dago
Frank" Clroficl. Clroflco was arrested In a Harlem flat and Htr
fr rowlt Is believed to be at TnrnerBvllle, N. Y. Muller and Rosenie-
wig aro still at large.
The prosecutor District Attornoy Whitman of New York, Ho
declare) that Becker is by no means tho "higher-up" In the scandal
f and assorts he will keep on tho trail until tho top of the blood money
plot Is exposed.
NKW YORK, July 30. With Po
lice Lieutenant Charles Becker,
charged with murder, in the Tombs,
nnd five of his alleged tool in the
murder of Gambler Herman Rosen
thal in the hands of the authorities,
New York today i.s nil ngnpe for the
arrests of "higher-ups" in the most
.scandal in the history of the city.
-Any hourmay bring the indictment
of n score of police officials nnd
some prominent citizens alleged to"
have been involved with them in the
grafting which led to murder, nnd tt
score of tho biggest sporting men in
the city have already fled.
With the details of tho confessions
which caused Becker's arrest fresh
in their minds, the members of the
grand jury which indicted itim lint
night reassembled to hear further tes
timony in the case which District At
torney Whitman has relentlessly fol
lowed 'sineo tho hour when Herman
Rosenthal was shot down by four
thugs in front of the New Jfetropolo
hotel, while hundreds of New York
ers were in sight of thnt comer, the
busiest spot in the night life of the
Decker In tho Tombs
Beckor today is in the Tombi,
where he wns tnkeu Inst night imme
diately after his arrest, followed
hard upon the confessions of "Bald
Jack" Rose, who, with "Bridgie"
Webber and Hurry Vallon, told the
grand jury tho story of how thoy
"framed" Rosenthal's murder after
threat by Becker to "send them up
for seven years" if thoy refused. The
three charged that Becker said: "I'll
do tho job myself if I havo to, but
first I'll put you fellows away if I
havo to plant guns on you. You're
all gamblers nnd confidence men.
What chance will you have-"
Becker slept soundly in tho Tombs
nnd this morning greeted his counsol,
I. W. Hart, with tho remark: "Whnt
an awful plight for an innocent man
to be in J"
He mado no comment on his arrest.
Becker Claims Innocence
Intimations thnt Deputy Police
Commissioner Dougherty might bo
concerned in some way with Becker's
alleged boasts of tho inflttonco in the
police department, which, tho threo
informers claim, ho, declared would
protect them for tho Rosenthal mur
der, wero disclaimed todny by Dough
erty. He issued a statement declar
ing thnt ho had never had anything to
do with Beckor, who always report
ed direct to Polico Commissioner
Rhinelandor Waldo. Waldo refused
to make any comment on tho alleged
polico grafting, tho Rosenthal mur
der, his connection witlt Becker or
tho possiblo arrests' which tho por
sistent unraveling of tho murder plot
by District Attornoy Whitman seem
to wnko moro probable with every
Illustrating tho belief in the power
of "tho system" which is hold in t)to
underworld of Now York, Rose, Web
ber nnd Vallon, after their confes
sion was made to tho grand jury,
pleaded with tho district attorney not
to havo them returned to tho Tombs.
"If you do," said tho threo man,
between certain officers of tho Now,.
"we will be dead before morning."
Whitman apparently believed there
was some bnsis for their pleas, for
he nrrnnged that they be held in the
city prison instead of the Tombs.
He detailed half a score of his own
picked detectives to keep guard over
tho trio nnd see thnt no harm came
to them at the hands of those whom
he still hones to arrest nnd bring to
book an the "higfTer ups" in the world '
of craft who are threatened by the
stories of the men who so far have
brought only Becker behind tho bars.
Informers Hysterical With Fear
All threo of tho informers were
sleepless Inst night, and "Webber, in
a frenzy of terror, did not sleep an
hour. He is stil almost hysterical
with fear. It is reported today that
Webber's wife, learning that the po
lice planned to "railroad" Rose, Web
ber and Vnllon to the electric cbnir
to save themselves and "the sys
tem," persuaded the threo men to
confess all. It is believed they did
so under promise of at least partial
In addition to Rose's fears for
himself, ho declared to District AC-
toniey Whitman that he did not
doubt revenge for his baring of the
murder plot might be wreaked on his
wifo and children.
"I wnnt you not only to see, thnt
the wifo and kiddios do not suffer,"
he told Whitman before he would
agree to confess. "But I also .want
them guarded against death or in
jury at the hands of those my story
Detectives Guard Homes
Whitman was so well satisfied
that there was reason tn'Roso's feurs
that he at onco detailed four detec
tives to guard Mrs. Rose and tho
children". They will bo on duty un
til the case is cleared up, and havo
orders, in caso of anyone attempting
to molest the Rose family, to "ahoot
first and ask questions afterward."
Exactly what stories Roso, Web'P
and Vallon told to tho grand jury
after thoy had opened their hearts to
Whitman is, of course, not fully,
known. Much of what they said
however, Whitman has revealed
Roso, ho admits, gayu the mqst com
plete Btory of tho killing and tho
events which preceded it, Htarting,
from tho days when ho first' began,
ns "collector" for Becker of gambl
ing graft on tho East side.
For weoks, Roso told Whitman
and tho grand jury, Becker had been
"ufter" hint to kill Rosenthal. When
tho first sign enmo from tho dead
gatnblor, Roso said, thai he would
no longer submit to tho police graft
and that ho wns likely to "qiioal,"
Booker declared flatly that Rosenthal
hud "lived too long" and he "pu
tho scrows" on himself, Roso, Val
lon mid Webber to do the trick.
Story of MHrder
Urged by tho foar of being rail'
ronded to Sing Sing, Hose declared
ho and tho two other informers Saw'
"Big Jack" Zelig, and through him
secured the services of the four
actual Harry Ilorrpwitz (Gyp the
Blood); Frank MHer (Whitney
(Continued on pag 3.)