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BECKER FOUND GUILTY
New York, Oct. 25. Police
Lieut. Charles Becker was found
guilty of murder in the first de
gree'shortly after midnight.
Becker will be sentenced to
death in the electric chair next
His attorneys are preparing an
appeal, which, when filed, will act
as an automatic stay of execution,
and so the day set for execution
next Wednesday does not matter.
Becker is in the Tombs today.
His face is set hard with deter
mination. He still swears to his
innocence and is certain his ap
peal will be granted.
In cells near Becker are Lefty
Louis, Whitey Lewis and Dago
Frank, jpintly indicted with
Betker. They are in a panic of
Red Phil Davidson, slayer of
Big Jack Zelig, will be the next
man tried. Then will come the
trials of Whitey Lewis, Lefty
Louie, Gyp the Blood and Dago
Frank, with Jack Sullivan, king
of the newsboys, last of all.
Becker's chief anxiety today
was for his wife, who fainted
when the verdict was read. When
told she was better he seemed
The jurymen who tried Beck
er refuse to talk to newspaper
men, but It is known that the
first ballot stood 8 for conviction
in the first degree and 4 for con
viction in the second degree. The
jury was out 8 hours.
Herman Rosenthal, the gam
bler, for whose murder Becker
was foupd guilty, was shot to
death by gunmen in front of the
Hotel Metropole on the morning
of the day he had promised to
give the district 'attorney evi
dence of police graft.
Four gamblers swore they
hired the gunmen to kill Rosen
thal on Becker's orders.
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TWO HURT IN CAR CRASH
Two women were seriously in
jured in a collision between two
street cars at Madison st. and
Wabash av. shortly before three
o'clock this afternoon.
They gave their names as Mrs.
J. Zelligan, 55, 5511 Drexel blvd.,
and Mrs. H. Vallentine, 25, 625
Sheridan road. Both were taken
to their homes.
Exact cause of the accident has
not yet been disclosed.
Rochester N. Y. Procter B.
Mason, 72, Chicago, died today
at local hospital.
Mexico City. It was an
nounced here today that Presi
dent Madero has saved Felix
Diaz' life. He will receive a term
in prison instead of being shot, it
"Only once in my life have I
thoroughly agreed with my wife.
"When was that?"
""When our house was on fire.'
We both wanted to get out first."
Fair tonight and Saturday for
Chicago and vicinity; not much
change in temperature; light,