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IF YOU WANT THE TRUTH WITHOUT FEAR OR
FAVOR, READ THE DAY BOOK EVERY DAY
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2.NO.107 Chicago, Monday, Feb. 3, 1913 ONE CENT
LIEUT. BECKER'S BABY
LIVES ONE DAY
Becker Has Not Been Told;
He Is in Death House
at Sing Sing.
New York, Feb. 3. The infant
daughter of Charles Becker,
former police lieutenant con
demned to death for murder, died
today.. She had lived only a little
over a day.
Mrs. Becker; the mother, is
critically ill. She may not live.
She has not been told of her
The father, whiling away the
long hours in the death house at
Sing Sing prison, had been told
neither of the birth nor the death.
The child was the Becker's first
And so Charles Becker must
go to the chair with two lives to
answer for, one of them, his own
For thene is little doubt of the
reason for the little baby's short
stay on earth.
While the child that died so
pitifully Saturday night was be
ing nurtured into existence the
mother was in court.
She listened to the story of the
sins of the system. She heard the
gruesome tales of Gyp the Blood
and Leftie Louie and all that
black and shameless crew.
And she heard the man who
was the father of her child de
nounced as worse than they, as
the brain behind the brutal tools
that did the murder of Herman
She saw her husband standing
at the bar. She saw the judge
put on the black and grisly cap.
She heard him sentence her hus
band to the electric chair.
She kissed her husband good
bye and fell fainting at his feet
as he was led away.
And so her baby died, and the
life that Becker gave was taken
by the life that he took.
RYAN RELEASED IS IN
Ironworkers Head Is Out
on Bond Plans to Help
Brothers Still in Pen.
Frank M. Ryan, president of
the International Ironworkers'
union, arrived in Chicago today.
He is staying at the Briggs