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JURY HAS BECKER CASE
New York, Oct. 24. The case
of Police Lieut. Charles Becker,
charged with the murder of Her
man Rosenthal, went to the jury
at 1 :55 o!clock .this afternoon.
From 10 o'clock until that hour,
Justice Goff was giving his charge
to the jury, which was exceeding
ly fair to both sides.
Under Goff's instructions, the
jury is practically bound to do one
of three things :
Convict Bjebker of murder in
the first degpe.
Convict Becker of murder in
the second degree.
Or turn him loose with an ac
quittal. As put to the jury by the court,
the case is as follows :
If Becker told Rose he desired
If Rose, acting on that hint,
Then Becker is guilty of first
degree murder, and it matters not
whether he ever saw Rose again
The court paid special attention
to the question of corroboration
of the story told by Rose, Vallpri
and Webber, the accomplices.
But the court would not say
whether or not the jury was tp
consider Sam'Schepps also an ac
complice. This was left up to the
It is on this point the case
hinges. If the jury consider
Sam Schepps an accomplice, his
story is not a corroboration of the
story told by the bther accom
plices. If the jury tip not con
sider Schepps an accomplice, then
his story is a corroboration of
Rose's and Vallon's and Web
ber's. Justice Goff also instructed the
jury to consider the possibility of
the gamblers having framed up
the murder story on Becker to
The generar opinion- of old
timers around the court room is
that the jury will disagree.
A SMART SCHOLAR
In the course of a lesson on the
subject of domestic economy and
hygiene at a school, a mistress got
a -singularly smart answer from
a girl. Speaking of milk, and its"
importance as a food, the lady
"What is the best place where
in to keep the milk perfectly nice
and fresh during, say, a;hot sum
And one girl, evidently think
ing it was an easy one, promptly
answered: "Please, teacher, in
They had quarreled again.
"Perhaps you 'are not aware,"
she said, "that I had over a dozen
proposals of marriage before I ac
"And nerhans. madam " he re-
torted, haughtily "you are not JjjW,
aware that "I proposed to nearly
twenty women before I became
acquainted with youtself."
Fair tonight and probably Sat-1
urday for Chicago and vicinity;
not much change in temperature;
light, variable winds.