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1)een for years, selling the identical
powder made, or the U. S. to foreign
governments. Thus foreign govern
.ments obtain all the benefit of ex
'periments, tests and specifications
worked out by our military officers,
without charge; the Du Pont Powder
Company gets the profits of such
tests and experiments not only from
our own government, but from for
eign governments; and the U. S. gov
ernment has. the privilege of paying
. .the powder company two or three
prices for powder manufactured as a
result of its own tests and specifica
tions, and faces the liability of hav
fng its own troops shot down with
' the same identical powder.
WHITMAN HANDS DEFENSE
WITNESS ,A HARD JOLT
New York, May 20 Ripping
through the defense of Charles
Becker, accused murderer of Gam
bler Herman Rosenthal, District At
torney Whitman smashed fiat the
story told by Jacob Reich, alias Jack
Sullivan, Becker's witness.
His thick lips reeking profanity,
his tale foul with the slime of New
York's underworld. Sullivan for more
than two hours told of an alleged
plot by "Bald Jack" Rose, "Bridgie"
Webber and Harry Vallon to saddle
on Becker's shoulders the killing of
"You say you talked with Rose
about tfie gunmen after Rose told
me they killed Rosenthal?" was
Whitman's first question on cross-examination.
"Yes," was Sullivan's reply after
1 be had twisted and squirmed so that
the question had to be four times re
peated. "Don't you know that not one gun
man was-, arrested until long after
that and that there was not a whis
per'' of their names in thVcase? And
the rest of your story -is as true as
Sullivan visibly quailed in his chair
and Becker covered his face with his
"Isn'tlt & fact that you are known
as the worst cadet on the East Side?
Didn't you live by the earnings of
prostitution? Was it not your busi
ness in 1906 to bail these women of
the street? Did you not perjure
yourself to this jury when you denied
that you ever profited by their
Sullivan shouted denial to all of
these questions, but Whitman pro
duced records which forced him to .
admit they 'were all true.
Dis't Att'y Whitman staged an
other scene in the courtroom which
gripped the hearts of the spectators.
Isadore Fishmann, second witness to
testify in the attempt to save Becker,
was on the stand and, .pale-faced,
he confirmed the story of an alleged
plot to railroad Becker to death for
Then Whitman revealed Fishmann
as a fraudulent bankrupt and as liv
ing in an apartment illegally with a
woman of the streets, while his own
mother lived in the flat next door.
He forced Fishmann to admit the
woman he lives with is not his wife
and then asked him : "Where is your
wife? Is she not a prostitute on the
"I don't know."
"Bring in the woman," Whtiman
cried to an assistant and a small,
sickly woman with a broken nose en
tered the court leading a little girl.
Fishmann admitted everything.
Fred Hawley, once a reporter, is
on the stand today for cross-examination.
Hawley declared Becker
could not have been present on Forty-second
street at the meeting at
which "Bald Jack" Rose and
"Bridgie" Webber, informers, testi
fied he congratulated them on the
murder of Rosenthal by the gunmen,
as Hawley declared he talked over
the 'phone to Becker at that time and
notified him of Rosenthal's death.
Sane Fourth of July order issued
by Chief Gleason. Fireworks displays
wiU'require permit from mayor.
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