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THE BECKER TRIAU
New York, Oct. 29. Red Phil
Davidson", gangster and pick
pocket, is expected-tq plead guil
ty to the murder of Big Jack Ze
lig before Justice Goff tomorrow.
Davidson's attorney asked Jus
tice Goff if he would accept a
plea of guilty to manslaughter
from the gunman. Goff said he
would not, but intimated that he
might accept one of guilty to sec
ond degree murder. Second de
gree carries a sentence of "not less
than 20 yeafs.
The trial of Gyp the Blood,
Lefty Ilbuiei Dago Frank and
Whitey Lewis for the murder of
Gambler Rosenthal wil probably
start ab'out Nov. 7.
Before that time, Police Lieut
Becker, who is to be sentenced to'
the chair for the murder of Ros
enthal by Justice Goff tomorrow,
will be in Sing Sing prison.
It is expected that Justice Goff
will fix the week of Dec. 15 for
the execution of Becker.
Of course, Becker's attorney
will appeal immediately, and the
filing of the appeal will act as a
stay of execution.
Former Magistrate Wahle, at
torney for the four accused gun
men, says he has a number of sur
prises to spring on the prosecu
tion at the trial.
Quack Doctor Yes, gentle
men, I have sold these pills for
over twenty-five years, and never
heard a word of complaint. Now,
what does that prove?
, -Voice from the Crowd That
dead men tell no tales, guv'norl"
HISTORY'S BIGGEST VOTE
Washington, Oct. 29.;r-Ap-proximately
15,815,000 men, and
630,000 women in the U. S. will
cast ballots in the presidential
election (Jne week from today,
the biggest popular vote in his-tory.-
There are 26,999,151 males of
all races and colors in the U. S. at
present who are over the voting
age of 21, bt 3,7.38,587 of these
arerforeign born, and cannot vote
because of non-citizenship.
The niain factors of voluntary
disqualification according to the
census bureau are failure to reg
ister and failureto vote.
Illiteracy is the chief factor in
reducing the negro vote.
California) Colorado, Idaho,
Utah, Washington and Wyom
ing are the six states in which wo
men will be able to vote this year.
Just as the train was about to
start a youth ran up to the con-t
ductor and said: "Sir, there are
two men aboard and they have no'
The conductor went through
the train, but could find no one'
without tickets. Seeing the youth
he said: "Where are the men!
"On the engine, of course!" j
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"I think," said Mrs. CumroxJ"
who was arranging a musicaP
program, "that we will have
"All right," replied her hus
band. "Don't bother me about it.
Go ahead and see an architect"