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higher up also divided the spoil?
taken from gamblers for allow
ing them to keep open.
Rose told the complete story of
the planning of the murder of
Rosenthal. He said that Becker
declared that Rosenthal had "liv
ed too long and must be put out
of the way." Arrangements were
left to him. He saw Jack Selig,
boss of a gang of notorious gun
men, and paid him to have his
thugs kill the gambler who
squealed. Four of Selig's men
committed the actual crime, Beck
er guaranteeing that he would
take care of all implicated.
The ease with which the mur
derers escaped seems to bear out
that part of Rose's story.
After their confessions Rose,
Webber and Harry Vallon, who
made a supplementary statement,
were kept in the witness room ad
joining the grand jury chamber.
They said that if they were sent
back to cells they would be done
away with by the "system."
The grand jury ahd aldefmanic
investigations will not stop with
the uncovering of the alleged con
nection between the police and
gamblers. The district attorney
has a letter which states that dis
orderly houses were being pro
tected, and giving a scale of prices
paid for the privilege. The name
of a man said to be the actual col
lector for the police was given.
According to the letter, a pro
prietor paid $500 to open and
$250 a month protection. This
money was distributed, $100 to
the captain, $50 to the lieutenant,
and the-rest, divided among sub-J
ordinates, down to the officer tn
post. A thorough investigation
will be made into these charges
by the grand jury.
In a statement given out after
Becker's arrest, Whitman said he
had made no charges against thg
rank and file of policemen in New
York; that he would make no al
legations about "higher ups;"
that the evidence would be pre
sented to the grand jury, and in
dictments would speak for themselves.
' THE GRACE TRIAL. -'
Atlanta, Ga., July 30. The line
of prosecution of Mrs. Daisy Opie
Grace was revealed this morning
when Solicitor Dorsey declared
that the murder was planned a
Ion? time in advance and that
when Mrs. Grace went to visit her
husband's mother the day he was
shot she carried wilh her a black
dress, in order to have proper
mourning apparel when the news
of the shooting became khown.
In support of this contention he
introduced abetter written by
Mrs. Grace to her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Hill the defense making a
bitter fight to have it withheld
from the jury.
It was tharged that Grace
planned to go to Philadelphia
March 5 ; that his wife plotted to
shoot him early that morning;
that she was then going to Mrs.
Hill's home, and on returning
with Mrs. Hill to discover the
The defense scored when the
prosecution attempted lo.show as
a. motive Joe ethe crime thatiMrs