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ALL THE GUNMEN EAGER TO TAKE STAND;
WIFE AIDS BECKER IN FIGHT FOR LIFE
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Wilson Fund Is Up to $815,052
While That of Taft Reaches
Total of $711,688.
NEW REPORTS FILED.
Democrats Borrow $40,000 in
Addition to Sum Raised
More Notables Subscribe.
A MTV rlTMV rw. Tt tmfl.lffTI
titloaa to both the .ic publican
at DcmooimUo National Committee
crept eJoog toward the C 000,000 mark
during the laat week. HupplementaJ re
ports fiJed to-day wMh the Clark of the
HtiH of Repreesntetlvee show that
M tha first mMrla WiM snaA a Ak
ope Mm total JUpubllcan oontrlbutioiia
have been increased to 1 ITM.e and the
QpJssOcrntlo oontributlooe to Ulii.oa. In
i to that Mm Democrat National
tee haa borrowed M0.000.
The total number of contributors
the Democratic fund to date la
trtbutione amounting to tUI.M.n
received by Republican National
tuarterx last weak, aooordlng to
applemental report filed to-day with
Clark of the Houa by George R. Shel
don, Treasurer of the Republican Na
The report ta In compliance wtth the
statute requ trine supplemental every
six days after the tlrstt report. It snows
that the contributions were received be
tween Oct 20 and Oct X.
TAFT'S COLLEGE CLAM QIVE8
Under the title of the "Taft Club of
Tale '71." the President's college class
ranks la the report to-day as the largest
Individual contributor. It cave 18,175.
Andrew Carnegie appears tn the report
having added 16,000 to his previous
. .r, fie nnn sa I
r iwe v i i u vi. . . " lum irouiie'i
with 17,100, R. C. Kerens of Bt
Loula. Ambassador to Austria. 15.000,
and Edward T. Pierce of Brooklyn 12.
100. Charles Cheney. Frank Cheney and
H. Q. Cheney of Manchester. Conn., cash
save 11,000. Robert Ooelet of New
Tork was another 1 1,000 contributor.
Treasurer Bheldnn submitted a detailed
report of the contributions received at
the New York headquarters but not for
Mis Chicago headquarters. Charles P.
Taft, who previously contributed largely
to his brother's campaign, does not ap
pear upon the supplemental list. Henry
W. Tsft of New York 1s recorded aJ
giving another ll.non. Senator Crane of
Manan r-rruer tta la down for two $2,500
contributions. While '" nun Crone ami I1'.
Q. Crone of Da 14 OH, Mass., each con
trlburtoel 12.WJ. Adulph Lewlsodin ajid
Uoyd H. BrycCi both of New York, con
tribute. I 6.'i0u. John P. i'rait and P. 11.
Pratt of Now York gave IS. WO eaah. S.
it. MlUikln of New York tedded fl.600 to
his previous contribution.
Among thu.-;e who contributed tl.OOO
were: Jolin A. Campbell, Helnrlch
Bchntowuid Jr. of New York; Francis
I. Hlne off New York, E. K. MacVelgh
and Frank . Strecter of Concord, N.
lit The Assistant Seore'-ary of the Navy,
Beekiiiun WlnthrODi contributed .., J.
JL Cannon l-Ou and Nicholas M. llutler
of New York 111
SOME WHO GAVE TO THE FUND
The largest single expenditure was
10,OOu. Tliat Mini wits paid to the
Amei . i .ssaoclatfon Of Foreign News
papers and 120,000 was paid to eaon of
two advertising agencies. A ( 'ol umbu.
O., photographer was paid te.'Bl or
photograph and tho National Tribune
ILM1 for advcrtt.-lng Among the small
Items Was 1130 to Oinmby Mrilnrg for
expenses Ho formerly was contest
managi! tor the Koossvslt forces at the
Chicago convention. The total expen
drUtres covered by the report were
During the last six days the Demo
cratic National I 'onwnlltt'e received
contributions iiumunting to 13ti.olli.72
and borrowed Sl,uou, according to u
applement.il report tiled to-day on
half of tho DeJiiocnetlo National
alttee with the cltrk of tho House
of Representative" During this pc-
rlo4 the total expenditures amounted
Chart ne Guggenheim of New York
aspears on the supplftiiieiiul teport ot
Treasurer Hollo Wells of the Demo
(Continued on Second Page )
t.DJrlsht. 1012. kr
Ce. (Tk New
TELLS COURT HOW
TO WjNTtA PLAY
Get a Plot, Clever Dialogue
and Steal a Few Good
Scenes From Others.
A GESTURE MAY DO IT.
Stage Director Is Apt to Make
Your Effort Look Like
'Tlow do you
That Is the question that Is cost
stantly hurled at siiwemrful drsrnatlsfs
and ther all hesitate to answer. Whan
they do you rant And two mat hods
that agree. But William A. Brady, the
atrical manager nonchalantly tossed off
the secret In Justice Hotchklss's part
of the Supreme Court to-day, and ha
was under oath, too.
Mr. Brady was a witness In the trial
of the suit brought by Mrs. Edith Kills
Furness against the Bhubwrta for 10,
000 which she claims la due as royalties
on playa which she collaborated. She
wants 110.000 alone from the earnings of
"The Lottery Man," written by Mra,
Klda Johnson Young. The Shubarta
admit that Mra Furness was engaged
as a general atags director at 1100 a
week, but say no agreement was mads
as to royalties for collaboration.
As first aid to the amwtlous Mr.
Brady's playwrltlng formula la here
with given i
THIS 18 THE WAV TO WRIT!
"Playwrltlng Is the const ruction of the
riot of a play and the writing of olsver
dialogue. The dialogue may be funny I
or serious. The construction of one
tence in a play might be sailed play-w-rttlnK.
and on that one sentence may
depend a word Of gesture."
That's Just the way to do It, play
wrights Now hunt the missing word.
Both Mra Furness and Mra Young
had explained what each had done tn
turning out "The Lottery Man." Sty.
Brady said In his opinion the work of
Mrs. Furness, with a single exception,
was that of a good atage director and
not a playwright The wttnesa was
asked If one scene had not been taken
bodily from another play.
"Yes," waa ihe reply. "It la the cua
tom of stage directors to steal from any
old play you like In order to get a auo
oessful production. Thai is what a stag,
director I. for. le bagan with Bo"-
t?me!" h" COn,lnu,,l, - tnt
,"rt,"', ?,P,ay """Mj from
two .i.nd a half to threa hours. He was
then asked tf fc pig, thajl ran hour
peg rewritten to prolong It if the per
son doing the work would be oooeidered
EVERYBODY TOOK A HAND AT
"Not necessairtly," said Mr. Brady.
'One ,if the m-r-n successful plays evei
produoMj In New York-'Baby Mlne'
wus written to run only ninety minutes
It was padded to make an evening t
entertainment I imagine that Th
Lottery Man' was padded the same
way. I produced 'Haby Mine' amd man)
brains and Imnds had a hand In the
pooxung. Mage directors, actor and.
activ-ssoa engiiged for the piece all par
ticipated, but I would not oaU It play
wrltlng. I am a stage dlreotOT. und I
Imagine that I might write e paly, but
1 don't call myself u playwright"
Henry Miller, actor-manager, waa
then rnlleit Axked to tell what a
stage director Is, he said t hut "he was
a mun who tried to win a reputation
for himself by producing successful
plays." Their chief duty, he found,
wul the meddllni; with inanusirlnts
He had even heard of stage directors
who had tiled tt Improvt Hhakeapeere
by rvamplng his works but doubted
If they had been successful. It his
thirty two years' theatrical experience
" Circulation Books Open to All"
Army Routed in Three Days'
Battle at Lule Burgas Suf
fered Heavy Losses.
HEM IN ADR1ANOPLE.
Balkan Troops Surround the
City First War Aviator
Killed by Cannon.
SOFIA, Oct. tl. The Turks have been
oonspsstsly routed at Lule Burgas, ac
oorcarjg to an official announcement Is
sued bars to-day. They are tn flight,
ths (statement asserted, with Bulgarian
cavatry in pursuit. Ths War office
hers estimates the number of Turks la
retreat at 200,000.
The Inl air victim of ths war, ths
-tustnaa aviator Popoff, was instructor
of aviation la the Basal aa army,
wtth several others, left Paseia few
asps ago to oPsr his asrrtoee to
Bulgarian army. Walls lying
his maohlas over gdrlaaople hs was
brought down by Taiklsh
The town of Toherlu, where the Turks
era expected te make another stand, oc-
fcTrpfes ao Important position on ths
main road and oa trie railway, between
Constantinople and Adrlahtfpie at the
point where the road from the port of
Rodoato joins. L'nlesa the Turks hold
this place they will be unable to bring
any more troops from Asia- Minor by
way ol Rodoato.
LONDON, Oct. 31 -The Bulgarian
army haa completely defeated a Turkish
force estimated at 300,001 men at Lute
Burgas after three days terrific fight
ing, according to a news agency des
patch from Sofia. The Bulgarian cav
alry Is pursuing the retreating Turks.
Ths Turkish army, after Its deteai at
Lute Burgas, retreated toward Tobaialja.
Adrlanopi is completely hemmed in by
the Bulgarian troops.
If It la true, as aaserted by the Bul
garians, tbal the Turkish west wing
of the battle line, rhat extends ons
hundred miles, has been pushed back
as far as Chorlu, the invaders are with
in seventy miles In a direct Una al
though somewhat farther by rail, from
Venn cation of a report that Adrtan
eple had surrendered was unobtainable
but the clty'a fall was considered a
liueetlon only of hours, since It evidently
nM "n completely surrounded, under
s tsrrlflo bombardment, without a water
supply and abort of provisions.
Stories that the Bulgarians had
reached the port ot Rodoato. on the
Sea of Marmora were doubted,
Ths eastern wing of the Turkish army
at Visa was able to maintain Us g so und
at first against the Bulgarian troops,
but oould gals no success, according to
a news ssTency despatch from skxfla. In
oonaequenos of the occupation of Luis
Burgas by the Bulgarians ths eastern
wing of the Turk has been withdrawn
to Serai and Istrandla ao that the bat
tle front which yesterday extended from
Lule Burgas to Visa now ilea across
Tohorru, Serai and Istrandla,
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct U. It Is
rumored here that the Bulgarian troops
are being bombarded by a Turkish
squadron on the Black Sea ooast anil
under cover of the firing a body of
TUTklsr troops has becu landed
ATHENS, Oct II. Ths Oreeks were
pustilrii forces In three directions from
Ons body, led by Grown Prince ' 'on
stan Hue. Is headed euJtward for Sal
onika A second Is maronlng In a south
weslerl) d-lrecuor. toward Janma. A
third ts bound toward the northwest for
Salonika and Janina were expected to
fall almost without realsianca At
Monastlr hard fighting was looked for.
Ths Turkish forces, driven backward
by the Oreek advance from the south
ward and by the Servians from the
north, were gathering there at latest
accounts, prepared for a desperate last
The Oreekr and Servians plan a com
bined attack on them
he had nvr heurd of u pluy produod as
It wan originally written
Mr. Miller then explained that "The
Lottery Mun" had fir.-! beer, submitted
to him, sno that he paid 1601. for the
option which ran out before ho could
get It produced
Justice liotchklsa dismissed the
complaint agulnst the rfhiilmrte, bin
the Jury will decide the case against
I Mrs. Young, a co-defendant lr. one
10, 00C aotlon that Involves "The Lot
tery Man. I '
Paste hiisssB of "Ai si as adds a."
YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31,
The Late Vice-President Sherman
and Men Favored as His Successor
, .txiiii M L 11 oUUbttU on
IJJ'' ,, sM,IiIll IU
U . sH hlB&fl n lyi
ALL NIGHT IN PARK
FDflM I4TD TrAPUTD I
IaUIYI lILli I LMurlLl
11 -Year -Old Child Found j
After Long Search Seriously
. HI From Exposure.
Frightened try her teacher and by the
Principal, DeForest A. Preston, of Pub
Ms School No. let. Fourteenth avenue
Borough Park, eleven-year-old (3ara
Bernhardt hid herself last night In
Prospect Park and was not returned to
her home at No. 1,80 Forty-fourth
street. Borough Park, until this morn
ing. The child suffered severely from
exposure and la now in the care a!
The police of the Borough Pari sta
tion ajui acorc of residents led by the
little girl's father, Jacob llcrnhardt. and '
the Rev Father MaoAlersn, pastor nf
the Iloman (.'s'holla church of Ht Huso
of Lima, hunted throughout the night I
In a yaln March for the child Two of
her father's friends found her In Pros
pect Park this morning and brought bar
The child's flight her father said to
day, was due t,, 'he severity of a ton-h-er
who yesterday morr.ing came upon
ths child aa she was st.irt'.ng to write
a letter to a girt friend named Joso
phlne. She had hesrun the 'etter. "Dear
Joe" and that was as far s-s the got
when Miss Valr swooped down upon
The teacher Jumpet to the conclusion
that the elev.n-year-old war commit
ting the heinous stn ef writing tc a
hov whsa she should have been occu
pied with her studies t'lara wfl halted
twf.ire Principal Preston who ord. red
her tc g. h'me and bring flST mother.
The Ohfld was mj trlght.n. I when she
101 home she did not nay anything to
her mother Hhe had lunoheon end then
started back u srhoo! with her little
friend. Nelly Uuncan. of No IMo Forty-
I fourlr streel wtier. she got the
I schoold she told her playmate that she
was afralc to gc in so she ran off in
the direction of Prospect park.
When everting came and Clara had not
come horn ha pararfta becaiivi frtghjt
aned tm Bonned t, poUcs. A bo use
; ' 1 BBnaBWaB OR
HJ MMn URASH
Auto Smashes Headlong Into
Trolley Car ill Williamsburg
and Victim Will Die.
Mrs. Anns Wesson of No. XT. liberty
my p,v rui ir Ly m
z: r ta. :.woh
lie i mint win t-ii"Miini nam-
burg avenue oar, at Johnson avenue
1 ano usgnsru siren, in v Uliamsourg,
The taxi, hioh was being driven by
Arthur Collins of No. 34 Sumptar
I street was proceeding northward along
(Leonard street at brisk speed when the
trolley car, which was packed to Its
utmost capacity, suddenly appeared
from aafllWO a furnttuns truck which
had aar.snod It from the chauffeur's
vision. The taxi struck the car full la
The lighter vehicle rebounded, at rook
a telegraph poke and thes turned on Its
side, a wreck. Every pane of -' In
! ths trailer car on the aide of em-
, pM4 W1J .hettered, and a big hole
was driven thiough the eld. The taxi-
I cab was ao badly wrecked that hardly
lone piece of tlmljei of the tonneau re
mained Joined to another.
I Mra Watson was lifted from the
Iplled-up fragments of the car uncon
i scloua She a us bleeding from cuts on
the face and arms. Whin Ur. toyle of
St Catherine's Hospital restored hoi
tu icnsclousM-ss and told her she had
received severe Injuries, Including con
cussion of the brain, she retusod to be
romo.ed to the hospital, !ui insisted on
telng UeKen .n another taxkab to hei
i hoene. waeiu do. lore attriijod her.
Colling was thrown !o the street by
the collision and ma head was bruised
and cu by falling glass
to house aearoh was made and ths en
tire Qeif hbof baud was s course, When
lather Mac Aire e was notified of the
disappaargnos of nt iltt.e girl he or
arUaod his parishot.ers into u searohlng
party and Jo.nm in ihe hunt
Th aearog dM not lem.-h Proj-pe'.t
I'ark intli this morning It was ah'Mii
10 o'olock when Julian Size of No It'
Ptfty-firgl stnel ana ll il liuest of No.
Q Forty-thtr atret. found trie little
titrl ni-tr nftOBMk gVtsJMM wnea she
saw '.nein sne ran, but tney caugttt hi
and iirouKi.t : ar Itotna Ttie ohiid'g
.tiling was torn and she was . ovnred
with mud ein-l burrs Her teeth were
clia.tti.c..ig uk. feht han u I4gh fever As
Hisin an alee rt-'rlvee. home ahs was put to
liewl an-' a phyel ' was aumnioned
The oMkl'l condition tl aerioue. at she
Is vejrj derhoate .ur: has novel fully re
coverc. fran an aoe'ldesnt she met with
all years ago
, FOR RACIWQ 9Ct PAQC 16.
" Circulation Bookad Open to
TMfD UAf f V
rHf Ul nmJLL 1
Republicans Also Name Borah
and Wanarnaker in Case the
Party Wins Next Tuesday.
TAFT MAY MAKE CHOICE.
National Committee to Meet
Nov. 1 2 to Consider Matter
of the Vice-Presidency.
A National nepuhllcan headqunrtera
to-day members of the Inner council said
that Vice-President Sherman's sin censor
on ihe ticket undoubtedly would be a
man of "progressive tendencies " The
following three names were mentlonel:
Oov. Hartley of Missouri.
Senator Borah of Idaho.
Senator Cummins of lown
Others suggested are: Senator La K l
lette, Seaator Root, John Wanamak r,
Senator Lodge, Senator Burton, ea-Vlce.
President Fairbanks and Oov. Oo Ida bor
ough of Maryland.
Mr. Sbsrroan it me seventh Vlos
Wrest -aV , as there
Is oo Coo.fltdilsm as sta'mary preW
on mr eiirumj a fuooessar to a vice-
Presldent who dies iii eOlor. Uaaso aaa
Be so rW-fVe!let until March
s M wMi''rteettl, rg
aasgtueg bp spj mgllgm pro te-nprs
la the Mnato, but awihg t along dead
lock there Is no resloerll pro tempore
now. IhSata " anything Incapacitate
Prealdaat Tsft Sedretarr Knox would
bs.-oitie actlpg President. It la likely
tbo Senate' will, this winter come lo
some sort of .an agreement and saiect
a presiding officer.
rACT MAY iC ASKED TO NAME
The aelactMa of k euwehsor to Vice
President Sherman on the Republican
ticket cannot be made until after the
election now. but this will have no ef
fect oo the voters, who ballot onlr for
Oialrcnan Htliss of the Republican Na
tional Committer said to-day that the
National Committee would be called to
meet In Chicago one week after election,
on Nor. U, to ooleot a successor to Mr.
sthertnan on the national Uoket The
power to mans selection Is vested in
the NotioTsal Committee under part'
rules, but six days' notice must bs given
to ties oosnmlttea Of course any aotlon
will depend upon success nest Tuesday.
"Mo suggestion has been mads aa lo a
possible successor, ' osJd Chairman
HiUes. "No one has been suggsetsd to
President Taft and he did not even loueh
upon the subjeot before leaving for
Washington. Ths rumors conferences
held bore during the stay of President
Taft had anything to do with this mat
ter are utterly without foundation.
"The matter la entirely In ths hands of
the National Committee Aa there la
ns Presides! pro torn of ths Bsnats. the
Speaker ot the House will sppolnt the
House Committee te sttsnd the funeral,
and I suppose the Beoretary of the
Senate will name the committee from
that body." Hut enator Bacon, ths
laat presiding officer, may do ao.
More than likely President Taft will
be aeked to Indicate his oholoe of a
successor to Mr. Sherman on ths Re
MAY DEVOLVE ON SENATE TO
"In case of a deadlock In the electoral
college," It wss explained, "the election
would go to the House und then In the
event of a deul lock there, which seems
llkcl). It would (c to the Senate. It
would devolve UfsOfl MM Senate to elscl
ono of the Vice-Pro I lentlal candidates
lo the Presidency It la well known ' eat
the election In met event wool.' turn
upon the voles of the progressive Sena
tors, which nuifceia gssofoafp In selec
tion of a man of progress! e tendencies
as Sherman's successor."
SHERMAN FIXE HAL
OS SEXT 8ATVRDA Y;
BODY TO LIE L STATE
UTICA, N Y . Oct 31. -The funora!
uf Vl S'lTtsidetit James rt Hsfgaag
w.ll he Mid Matunlaj afternoon .1 1
o'doog in Mm First Presbyterian church
In ra It was Intended tc hold the ser
icie at the PtttOt! Reformed t'huron of
inch. Mi Bheriunn w as a tgeaoaf but
ileal edifice I loo small lo hold the
throng of mourners who will attend,
in addition tc ihe public, funeral it la
(Continued ox fourth Page.)
r AM a M4 OAHAA t'Kl ltRS.
rulUaVJM .Ule.rlli RnlUl.o
CUMMINS TO "IV w.
WHITMAN Will DIKH
! ML OF IHE GUNMEN;
LEWIS FIRST ON LIST
tual Slayers of Gambler Herman Ro
senthal Demand ThatSeoaratc
Juries Hear Their Cases.
BECKER'S WIFE VISITS
HIM IN DEATH HOUSE.
Prisoner Spends His First Night at
Sing Sing in Restful Sleep
Gets Ready to Fight Verdict
It was definitely arranged before Justice Goff in the ExtnKmNnary
Term of the Supreme Court to-day that the four f-urwMR who shot
Herman Rosenthal to death on July 16 last will m tried separately and
rhtt "Vhfte y Jack" Lewis will be the first of the four to face proiecutJon
.fit the rmirde r.
blrkt-Attorney Whltmsm and former Magistrate C. G. F. Wale
appeartd before Justice Goff when court- was convened to-day and Mr.
Whitman moved that a special panel of joo talesmen be summoned to
fourt for Friday, Nov. 8, from
Muller, better known ns "Whitey Lewis," or alt four of the gunmen at
oncf, should their counsel decide at a later date not to try them sep
arately. Mr. Wahle said that such a course was highly improbable, as hf. had
made up !iis mind lo put in four separate defenses and call all of the
jrunmen to the stand in their separate trials.
Th Jury lo try the gunmen will be
picked In the mldat of the trial of Joa
eph Conroy for the murder of Judge
foeeph Fottrech, a lawyer tn ths old
Times Building last July. Conray "111
be placed on trial before Juatlcv Ooff
on Nov. . Ills trial will likely take
four or five daya When the epeclal
panel of two hundred veniremen
appear on Ihe nth the. Tonroy trial a ill
be suspended while Ihe I.e. wis Jury II
WANT TO IXPIDITE TRIAL OF
This unusual procuuuie will be fol
lowed ao as lo expedite, tho trials of the
alleged assassins for hire. After the
Jury Is aelacted It will be ordered to
report every day until ths conclusion
of the Conroy trial. Immediately the
Conroy Jury goes out the Lewis Jury
will enter the boa enaf the first of the
gunmen will be aurranoned to the bar.
This will probably be ou Nov. il or M.
After Ihe brief proceedings before
Justice Ooff this morning Mr. Wahle
said that In ths course of the four trials
of hrs clients he would spring two dis
tant phases of defenso both of wkicn
would furnish aenaatlonal surprises lie
.1. dared that he would give no Inkling
ol what three separate defenses were
until hs had opensu his dsfense In the
IV.r the Lewis defense." said Wahle.
"1 will call sixteen witnesses, among
them tho defend ml 1 expect that their
direct and cross-ejuirnltialton will ass
oupy shout three days When Lewis
tskes ths stand lie will tell his story
wih ths utmost frankness and I look
for hlm tc make a gojj Impression
I niiNMEN NOT THUGS. THEIR
"The public Ins growr to believe
that these young men are thugs nrd
riifTlana of the low -st typo This Im
pression will soon t.e dlaSiPatSd whn
they take the ttSml and prove that1
they are young 1MB of ur.ueual In- I
telltgence goll-apogan und of getlUo I
manly appSarXnOO- lulls tho OppoxilS I
of the tiug.
"This will he estii''. -he In the
I rise Of Lew'-, frank L'lroAol I "Dago !
I Frank"), IsOUll Rossabori t"l..-fty ,
tsoiito") and Karri Horowlta f'Oyp
the IUI1..U ) i ;iey urn all eager to
take the stand und dlepi.ivs the as-
i ti.undlug tissue ot lies that hua been
! woven about them."
WHITMAN CONFIDENT GUNMEN
WILL BE CONVICTED.
Neither Mr. Welle nor Mr. Whitman
would discuss ths likelihood of any of
the four gunmen offering a plea ot
guilty to murder in the ascend degres,
such as was accepted yesterday In the
MtdJFbU" Davidson, slayer of
fcUl I IU IN
PRICE ONE CENT.
Accused as the Ac
whkh to select a jury to. try Frank
nig j:wk- ZeM An ,,,,,. of tB,
m T"or' a mini
- Whitman would not consider such
a Plea for an Instant, because ol his
nndsr.ee that he oould convktt the
four assassins of murder In the Brat
degree Mr Wahle. on his part, said
that he would not offer a plea for the
'eaeon that he believed he could es
tablish tho Innocence ot the alleged
"'" ' 'luartei.
Th Ti ....... - . .
-. Jtuorney a confidence In
nis case tvaa cemented by the state
ment he drew from William Bhaplre.
driver of tho gray murder car." Mr.
Whitman wss sasured by Shapiro that
he would Identify the gunm,,, ha his
passengers on that ride to Use tenons
of the crime. Then there waa the pool
live testimony of the e-ve-witneoaes
K reuse. Stanlsch and Morris Luban
who had hrat IdentlDed "Whitey Low
la" and then picked out their three
In the case of "Dago Frank,", the eye
witness ee were not sure of their idootl
catlon. ao that the Mtate will rely large
ly upon the testimony of Shapiro and
the self-confessed murder c .aspirators
Rose, Wobber. Vallon and Scheppe-tu
COUPl TO BE A WITNESS
AGAINST THE GUNMEN.
It developed lo-duy thxt Th nanus
Coups, formerly night clerk In the
Rika' 1'lub, who fli-d to b'ngland after
the murder of ROMofJMI and who was
brouglit back uauer a guaranleo of
eafety from the District-Attoiuoy's
orMce, oHtettalbly ss a witness for re
buttal In f.e trial of Lieut Booker,
w-tll be one of the Htute'a principal
wltii. sets against the gunmen I stem
Coupe, is said, win be the txssxnp
card Mr Whitman will play when the
gunmen go to trial It is said bis toon
monv will te of a nature calculates! to
overturn the suongest contention of the
Coupe, with Louis Kraexa, the xaplter
who tlrat Identnle i the gunman, and
Morris Luban. were to-duy takoa to
llath lleach. where under the guars of
county delectlvf.H, they will renUMn un
til they are called as witnesses epalnst
the gunmen. The place ot their root
dunce Is withhold by the Uistrtoa-At
: tot noy s uface.
WIFE OF BECKER
VISITS HIM IN
THE DEATH BOOSE.
Not even the first night tn a aoB ta the
Sing Sing death house served to bend
Use will or shake the serve of Otarlos
Becker. His guards gap ttsot ha XtssSt
through the nlaa-otopt Uxa ejssa op