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appeal until two years after the I extravagant terms
first verdict of eruilty was re
Then the court reversed the
verdict, and the second trial was
ordered. MpHneiup-was acquitted.,
It was rumored today that Wm.v
Shapiro, driver of the Rosenthal
murder car, had made a complete;
confession to District Attorney,
It is said that this confession
involves many persons not yet
mentioned in connection with the
murder, and explains how the
gunmen escaped.so easily t
Becker has held several long
conferences withhis attorneys in
his cell m the tombs. Mrs.
Becker was with .her Tiusband for
an hour today.
After being sentenced Wednes
day, Becker will be taken to Sing
Sing. There .he wilf have to stay
under sentence of death for at
least one year, 'however speedily
his attorneys1 may act.
Becker's chief attorney, John
F. Mclntyre, is suffering from in
somnia and heart trouble. He
asked his physicians for an opiate
to cure the insomnia. They re
fused because of the weakness of
his heart. "
One of the strangest things in
connection with the whole case is
the great number of letters Back
er is receiving from women ad
mirers. This man, found guilty of mur
der in the first degree, receives
tender missives from women he
never heard of before in .every
mail. The letters referto him as
tfhero, and deify him in the most
The four gunmen, Whitey
Lewis, Lefty Louie, Gyp the
Blood and Dago Frank are in ab
solute terror today, as the picture
of the dreaded chair rises clearer
DYNAMITE TRIAL QUIET
Federal Courtroom, Indianap
olis, Oct 26. After the sensa
tions of yesterday the dynamite
conspiracy trial was tame today
and confined chiefly to the identi
fication of letters and documents.
Yesterday's excitement was
caused by the testimony of Wal
ter Drew, general counsel of the
National Erectors' Ass'n.
Drew branded Herbert S.
Hockin, secretary-treasurer of .
the ironworkers' union, as a trait
or to his fellows.
He s'aid Hockin gave Burns' de
tectives the keys to the uniqn's
headquarters so they could install
a dictagraph, under President
He said Hockin twice warned
him that his .life was in danger,
and that he had better look out
for "A. V. Tvietmoe and those -other
Pacific Coast fellows."
He said Hockin told hhn how
he had turned over nitro-glycerin
and dynamite to Peter J. Smith'
and "Nipper" Anderson.
R. J. Foster, a National Erec-
tors' Ass'n detective, is expected
to be the next witness put on t$T
corroborate Drews testimony. 5
,WHERE THEY ARE ?
Taftat Cambridge Springs, Pa
?v Yson at Princeton, rR
; -"Roosevelt at Oyster Bay,