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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 16, 1912, Image 2

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tests the Yankees rolled up 85
points, but 8 points less than all
the other nations combined.
There is "better feeling at the
finish of this Olympic meet than
NEW YORK STARTLED
New York, July 16. The mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, gam
bler, has begun such a sensation
as will rock New York to its very
foundations.
The dealings of the police with
gamblers, and with the New York
Apaches, whose only trade is
murder, are all to come out.
A beginning already has been
made. The police today arrested
Louis Libby, 35, chauffeur, em
ployed at the same garage from
which was rented the automobile
used by the taxicab bandits.
The police say Libby was
chauffeur of the machine used in
the murder of Rosenthal in the
very center of New York's new
tenderloin today.
Libby was sweated by District
Attorney Whitman and high po
lice officials. He was defiant at
first. Then weakened, and, the
police say, confessed.
The murder of Rosenthal was
the most sensational gang-murder
in the history of New York.
Rosenthal was a cheap gam
bler. He was the representative
of a politician of nation-wide
prominence..
Recently Rosenthal violated
the ethics of the gambler's code.
He squealed to District Attorney
Whitman, saying that Police
Lieut. Becker was holding him up
at any of its predecessors. " The
Americans have made themselves
popular, and there is no bitterness
because of their overwhelming
victory.
o o g
BY MURDER OF GAMBLER. "
his gambling house.
From the moment he squealed
Rosenthal walked in deadly fear
of his life. Yesterday afternoon
his wife got him to take a "body
guard with him.
At midnight Rosenthal made a
tript o District Attorney Whit
man's office to tell more of police
dealings with gamblers. He did
not take a guard with him.
"What's the use?" he asked his
wife. "If they're going to get me
they'll get me, guard or no
guard."
He told Whitman he was afraid
to come to see him again. Whit
man laughed at the gambler's
fears.
"This is New York," he said,
"not the wild and woolly West."
"Laugh if you like," said. Ro-
senfhal, "but I know. I've squeal
ed on the police, and the police
have got better men than I am
for that. They'll get me, too, and
you'll never be able to find out
who is responsible."
So, instead of making the next
meeting for the completion of Ro
senthal's confession in his office,
Whitman made it at his home at '
8:30 o'clock this morning.
Rosenthal never lived to Jceep
the appointment. Shortly after 2
o'clock in the morning -he was
called out of the Hotel Metropole
for a percentage of the profits of -at the 43rd street entrance,
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