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WILLASK CLIL1RT
FOR INJUNCTION
OUR CLASH
FORCE TURKS BACK
IN BATTLE RAGING
FOR HUNDRED MILES
TO STOP MERCER
WAS BECKER'S :
WILSON IS FLAYED
BY COL ROOSEVELT
FOR TARIFF STAND
Colonel Is for Scientific Revision of Rates
Consistent With Protection of
ROE
SWEARS
WITH RED SOXON
MURDER ORDER
MUDDY DIAMOND
Officers of Arlington and
' Alexandria Companies to
Combat Plan.
CHARGE IT'S SCHEME
TO INFLATE VALUES
Declared It Opens Way for Boost
ing Prices, While Keeping
Dividends Low.
That rigorous opposition to the
.proposed merger of Washington,
Maryland, and Virginia public utlll
ties Is to be made by certain officers
' of, some of the companies lnrolved
in the merger plan, was made plain
today -when It was learned on good
- authority that some of the 'officers
and directors of the Arlington Light
Company, and the Alexandria County
Lighting Company, are prepared to
file Injunction proceedings in the
Virginia courts to prevent the ab
sorption of the Arlington Company.
This suit tor Injunction will be
filed before Judge Thorton in tho
circuit court of Alexandria county,
either today or Monday. Judge Thor
ton will be asked for a restraining
order to prevent the meeting of the
stockholders of the Arlington Com
pany acheduled for Cherrydale, Va;,
October IS. .
Charge Stock Wrongfully Issued.
It'll alleged by those of tbe officer!
Instituting h notion that stock of the
, company was wrongfully and illegally
Issued, and their prayer to the "court
wlU aak. that, the stockholder' meeting
be prevented until sueh time as(the
courta have determined the right' ott he
- Alexandria County lighting Cohipany
to certain of this stock.
it ,la charged, by the men signing the
petition to the court 'that; legitimate
business Is being made the vlcUm of
a plain promotion scheme that can have
no good results, and wilt only .mean an
Inflation of values and an excuse for
holding up prloes to the public, while at
the same time making dividends suf
ficiently low on Inflated valuo as not to
attract undue attenUon from regulauve
quarters. They set forth that consum
ers In the territory of the Arlington
Company, which has a smalt plant and
fair distribution cost, are charged but 7
cents a kilowatt for lighting current,
while city users, drawing from a big
plant, have to pay 10, and that this
higher charge would be made generally
affeoUve as the uniform price by tbe
holding company.
Would Trade Stock,
They call attention to the fact that
under the merger agreement each share
of the stock of the Arlington company,
a small company, whose gross craftings
are but $300 a month, is to be traded In
for three shares of the Maryland and
Virginia Company stock, of a par value
or iw eacn, tnereoy to an interns ana
purposes, tripling- the capitalisation of
the smalt company, by having a three
times larger equivalent lor us capital.
The chares of this little company aro
to be traded In, It Is ald, at'the Sams
ratio, as stock of blr companies llko
the Washington railway.
Borne of the offlcors of the Alexan
dria County Lighting Company are pre
pared to fight the scheme to the end
on the ground that they are to be
squeesed In what they allege to be an
Inflation and promotion scheme. They
are derisive over tho announcement
that their company la to be bought,
declaring this Is the natural procedure
after It is properly squeezed. One of
the directors said tills morning that
the company was doing a legltlmato
and growing business on o purely busi
ness bssls, -and that It wished to con
tinue on this basis, meeting any fulr
competition. The Arlington Companv,
It was set forth, Is properly a subsi
diary of the Alexandria County Com
pany, having been dAvtlopcd nnd
promoted by V. R. Welter," vloe presl
den, and director of tho Alcxanuila
County Company, to covor territory not
at the time conveniently reached by the
Alexandria County Company.
In the petition to the court the his
tory of these companies, as well as of
the merger company, with many alle
gations against the latter, will be re
viewed. It is to be set forth that Mr.
TVeller, as a director of the Alexandria
County Company, seeing a rapidly de
veloping section in the northwest corn
er of Alexandria county and the east
ern, end of Fairfax county without cur
rent, organised, pron
the Arlington Comp
territory, because 1
rent, organized, nromoted and developed
t. . .r . vr -.. . ,.. inl
ine Arlington wumpauy iu Buypir mis
territory, because It was difficult for
the Alexandria County Company to do
a dlreot. The Alexandria County Com
pany subscribed to stock and. It ls.al
leged, proper legal 'arrangement had
been made; and It appears on the min
utes of a meeting of the company that
the Alexandria County Company was
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
WEATHER REPORT. "
FORECAST FOR TUB DI8TRICT.
Showers this afternoon or tonight;
colder. Sunday fair; colder.
TEMPERATURES.
U. B. BUREAU. J AFFLECK'S.
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1 p. m.
2 p. m.
TIDE TADLE.
Today High tide. 9:10 a. m. and 1.24
p m.; low tide. 1:18 a. m. and 1:27 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 9.53 a. m. and
10:10 p. m.; low tide, 4.03 a. m. and 4:11
Home Industry.
PROGRESSIVE CAUSE IS PUT
UP TO SENATOR LA FOLLETTE
OSHK0SK, "Wis., Oct. 12. Beginning Mb tour of
Wisconsin with a groat speech hero last night, Colonel
Boosevelt was greeted by ono of the moat remarkable au
diences of his trip. Ten thousand people were packed in
side a huge commercial warehouse, and more thousands
outside. It was raining torrents, and, when tho Progres
sive leader entered, tho drenched multitude was singing:
''Onward, Christian Boldlera," to the accompaniment of crashing thunder
and. terrific lightning outside. The song was suspended while mighty
cheera testified that this, the first audience in La Follette'a State, was in
complete sympathy with the crusading leader of the fight for social JusUoe
and real reforms. '
APPEALS TO ALL PROGRESSIVES.
Colonel Roosevelt talked two hours, making the longest Progressive
address of hie trip. It waB an appeal to the Progressives of 'an original
Progressive State to stand by the
and to rise above thought of personal or factional feelings in order to
remain true to their traditions and convictions.
Frankly and candidly, he talked of
his rotations wltK La Follette, who la
now opposing him. He denied vigorous
ly that he had opposed the admittance
of the La Follette delegation to the na
tional convention of 1904. and to sus
tain his statement read a inter he
had written to National Chairman
Cortelyou. touching on this very Inci
Col Roosevelt
i r !
-Noted'Speech of His Tour
"My friends, I have a peoullar feeling
about coming here to Wisconsin. Wis
consin has for many years taken a lead
ing part In Progressiva principles. Cali
fornia, Oregon, and one or two other
States have also occupied leading places
In tho great Progressive movement.
Now, at last, wo have been ablo to
make it a national, a universal and not
merely a local and sporadlo movement.
And now, friends, we have a right to
look, to you men and women of Wis
consin to take a leading part In the
effort to secure the triumph of this na
tional movement.
Praties Platform.
"I hold In my hands the Progressive
platform. I shall read two of Its
planks to you, the plank setting forth
the right of the people to rule and the
plank dealing with social and Indus
trial Justice."
Here the colonel read the paragraphs
referred to.
He continued:
"Now, friends, you have listened to
those planks; they contain substantial
ly what you Progressives In Wisconsin
have for years been struggling for.
There Is nothing remotely resembling
them to bo found in either the Demo
rniin nr the ReDUblican platform.
ph... nianlrH wr drawn out by me
after consultation with various men of
your state. Governor McGovern, Presi
dent Vanhtse, and Dr. McCarthy, and
it was Br Mcuarmy wim wnora i con
sulted most.
"Tho Progressive national platform
Is the greatest public document that hus
been promulgated In this land of ours
since the days of Abraham Lincoln. It
Is the greatest utterance on behalf of
humanity put forth by any political
party since the early days when the Re
publican party was the progressive
.... . it.. "Aiintrv. Acalnst tho Pro
gressive party stand In solid array the
two Old parues. iieiuciuuBr, mi mmo
there are three tickets in the field this
year, you have only two alternatives In
voting. You can cither vote for the
Progressives or against them. You ore
voting against them exactly as much
whether you vote for the old Domo
cratlo or the old Republican machines.
Doth represent the cause of reaction,
the cause of special privilege in bust-
nf.ua on1 nf hnsalsm in DOlltlCS.
"If you vote for us you vote for the
cause or progress ana nouey v"'4
tin. nrl nf tuatlce and fair deallnr biv
tween man and man In Industry. If
you do not voto for us, then of necessity
vou ar aunnortlns: colitlcal and indus
trial privilege. If you fall to support
us, you are giving heart ana encourage
ment to every crooked trust magnato
and every crooked trust politician In
the land. If you fall to support us, you
are doing your best to perpetuate the
combination of crooked Dolltlcs and
crooked business, which has been re
sponsible ror nine-tentns ot tne corrup
tion In American nolltlcal life.
"Moreover, to stand aside from the
hattle Is In no way better than to stand
BBallst us outright. No man can sup
nnrt at the same time two hostile ban
ners, and the man who, when a great
flight Is on, draws off to one side Is not
really neutral, for thereby he ranks
himself with the powers of evil. No
man can over claim to be a Progressive
who does not stand with us In this
great crisis In the Progressive move
ment. Individuals Don't Count.
"The fate ot those ot us who at the
moment lead the movement Is of small
consequence. The movement Is every
thing, the welfare of any Individual
connected with It nothing. I was most
unwilling to take the leadership in this
fight I took It only when It had be
come evident that unless I did so the
triumph of the reactionary forces with
in the Republican party would be over,
whelming. I took the leadership, only
when nine-tenths of the men who were
engaged in leading; the Progressive
movement In alt parts ot the country
bad insisted to me that unless I did
cause that now has become national.
dent. He observed with' telling effect
that until he (Roosevelt) became a
Presidential candidate last winter La
Follette never failed In public expres
sions to award him fullest meet of ap
proval and Indorsement.
During the course of the candidate's
speech, he skid:
Begins Most
iTti jH.it'-
tske the leadership the cause Itself was
hopelessly lost.
"I have been In this fight for many
years. I feel that tho people should re-
ara ine simply as an Instrument to
e used until broken, or until some bet
ter Instrument appears, and then to be
cast uiae. i naa supposea mat 1
would be cast aside lonr ere this, and
whether the time to do so comes before
tne nnai triumph of the movement or
afterward matters not to me.
"Whatever fate befalls me person
ally, I shall be glad and proud to have
been ablo to be of any service In this
mighty movement for the batUrmiint
of mankind. Providence has been kind
to me in tho past. I have held the high
est office In the gift of the people to
bestow, and while In that office I was
able to do certain things which I am
glad to have done. Dut nothing that I
have ever done has given me sueh
hoartfelt content, such abiding pride as
Jo be connected with this effort whore
ly the best and noblest men and worn-
eii ui mo nation are seetung to put all
the resources of the nation at the serv
ice Of the Cause Of thf. mnnhfwvl mnA
womanhood of the nation.
"Ph. lllWM....t. ..- . a .
... .wiivroDiva iiiuvcineni naa neen
preparing for more than a decade. It
has shown IfSftlf nnv In fin a,-,- ...
In another. It has been a movement of
T ..... am. ucveiopment, never more
han partlnl In any one place, and
usually touching but one or two Issues
In any one place.
Bosses Checked Reform.
"Massachusetts took the lead In es
tablishing the n'lnlmum wage for wom
en. Oregon In securing the Initiative,
referendum and recall; Ohio and Wis
consln were the first to securo model
child labor laws; and in the National
Government wo secured an employers'
iiaDiiity Dill. Wisconsin (after Now
one, inanks to a reactionary court,
had failed) esatbllshed a workman's
compensation act.
"In certain States the struggle was
to purify elections In others. It was
to correct some definite economic
wrong. As the movement lias grown
so men haye grown. When, fourteen
years ago, I, by the exercise of all my
power as cover nor of thn Rtt. nr m
York, was able to drive through the
Legislature the franchise tax act. I
was made the target of special and
bitter denunciation by the entire reac
tionary press. Yet what I did then, ns
a piece of hard and perilous reform
work, well in advance of the times,
would now. be accepted as the mere
commonplace of decency, even by the
reactionaries themselves.
In 1901, In my message to the Con
gress, many of the economlo principles
now' embodied In the Progressive plat
form were set forth by me. At that
time no one In this country srloulr
advocated the methods of securing
popular control of agencies of govern
ment, which finally. In the program
of the Progressive party, have been tho
first time put forward n a national de
mand. "Two years ago In New York Km. t
found both the old parties committed
outright against the nrlnclple of State
wide primaries Bv the hardest nnd bit
terest kind of flKhtinpr I succeeded In
Retting the Republicans, and thereby
forcing tho Democratic party, to ac
cept thU principle an a matter of doc
trine, nlthoutrh under the combined
leadership of the bosses of the two
parties the legislature had hitherto re
fused to translate the doctrine Into ac
complished facts.
Issues Now Compact.
''It was not until I mado the fight
for the nomination last spring that by
force of sheer insistence we were able
to secure from great States like Massa
chusetts and Illinois the adoption of
the primary system. Ono of the most
Important of all the proposed forms
that relating- to the so-called recall ot
judicial decisions; that Is, the referen
dum to the people of a certain kind of
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Thick Fog Hangs Over
Park, But Does Not
Prevent Game.
CROWD ONE OF THE
LARGEST OF SERIES
New York Team Determined to
Make Up Lost Ground
Today.
LIKELY BATTIXG ORDER.'
RED SOX NEW YORK.
Hopper, rf rf, Devore
Yerkes, 2b 2b. Doyl
Speaker, cf cf, Snodgrasa
tiowis, If If,. Murray
Gardner, 8b lb, Merkle
SUM, lb 3b, Herxog
Wafnor, it o, Meyers
Cady, o as, Fletcher
Bedlent, p ...p, Mathawaon
Br ORANTLAND SICE.
FENWAY PARK, DOBTON, Oct 12.
There waa a strong; rumor around
at tho park at noon that today's bat
tle would bo delayed until three pr
four tone ot phosphorus could be Im
ported or an electric bulb attach
ment hooked on to each ball. Other
wise no one could figure at game
tlmo how either batters or fielders
could lamp the ball. No game in
world aeriee history waa aver fought
under aucb conditions.
Fog Grows Thicker.
The gray, ghost-like for which de
veloped In the forenoon .grew thicker
and thicker as it curled and rolled in
from the parting Atlantic..
.' It was lLMVeleok when the first of
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and It wss fully several minutes before
the bleacheritee, halt hidden In the fog,
spotted them.
Under these conditions the contest de
veloped Into a greater gamble than ever.
The series has been freakly and bizarre
enough to date without a combined
London fog and Oregon mist cutting In
to develop further frenzy.
Bleachers Are Jammed.
It was really the most freakish day
on which a world's series game was
ever called, but fog or no fog, the
bleachers were Jammed to 'capacity
earlier than In any previous game of
the series, thousands having sat pa
tiently In the chilling, mist for hours
The appearance of such vast stretches
of muggy weather put another kink In
McOraw's pitching dope, he had first
planned to work Mathewson, but as the
dark day was manufactured for Mar
quart's smashing speed, he had the
Rube warming up with the Big Qun,
with Jeff Tesreau, Wlltse, and Ames
alongside.
"I'll try them all out," he remarked,
"and pick the guy who Is right We
need this game and can take no
chances."
It was a great day for a man with
a fast curve ball and a few reels of
speed. With a man tike Wlltse the
batting would be 2 to 1 against a foul,
much less a base hit
It was shown In the early batting
practice that both clubs were up again
If the Infield mlsjudgsd or ducked away
from low liners. Before any fast ball
'Or fast curve pitching there was small
chance for either club to enlarge the
batting average where several noted
athletes have been shy.
The Qlants entered the fray with team
batting average of .2K). against a Red
Sox total of .229, and both teams were
likely to lose ten points or so oefore
nightfall. If some one did not lose his
bean at the same time.
CORPORAL AND HORSE
KILLED BY TROLLEY
Member of Battery E Run Down
While Returning to
Fort Myer.
Corpl. Alonso dray, Battery E,
Third Field Artillery, stationed at
Fort Myer, was struck by a street
car at 10:30 last night near Colum
bia station while returning on horso
to Fort Myer from Arlington, and
was killed. Ills mount was also
killed.
It Is thought that the horse shied
nnd carried Corporal Gray with hlin
upon the track as the car was ap
proaching rapidly. At the point where
the accident occurred the road runs
nearly parallel to the car tracks It
is presumed that the glare of the
street car light frightened the ani
mal, Corporal Gray's horn was In Syca
more, 111.
Leather Salesman
Commits Suicide
ROCHEBTER, N. Y., Oot. . Gordon
T. Bell, aged twenty-five, traveling
salesman of the National or Btandard
Leather Company, of Trenton, N. J,
committed suicide between 12 and 1
o'clock today In the Turkish Bath
Hotel, by drinking cyanide of potas
sium. The coroner la Investigating,
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CROWN PRINCE DANILO
of Montenegro at the front with hit
army.
SEVENTEEN HURT,
Motorman Found With Legs
Several Will Die. ?
NORRIBTOWN, Pa.. Oct 12.-Seven-teen
persons, the majority women, were
seriously Injured tno miles from hero
early today, when two trolley .cars ot
the Reading Transit Company crashed
In a head-on collision. Several may
die. The motorman of one car was
hurled from the platform and later
found with both legs cut off.
A dense fog, which prevented the
motormen from seeing more than a
few yards ahead, Is believed to have
been the cause ot the accident
A relief car was rushed to th'e scene
with physicians nnd nurses After tern
parary treatment the Injured Were
brought to the charity hospital here.
FLIGHT TO CAPITAL,
WEATHER PERMITTING
Lieutenant Ellyson Will Make
Trip From Annapolis in
Hydroaeroplane.
If conditions are good for flying this
aftornoon, Lieut. Theodore G. Ellyson,
of the naval aviation school, at An
napolis, will attempt a flight to Wash
ington. It will be tho longest trip ever
attempted In a hydroaeroplane.
Lieutenant Ellyson uses the Curtlss
"flying boat." He will follow tho coast
of Cheasapeako Beach until he reaches
the mouth of the Potomac river. lie
then 1U follow the rtver until he
reaches the War College, where he
will bring his machine to a stop. It
Is esUmated that he will cover more
than 1(0 miles. He hopes to average
sixty miles an hour in coming over.
PRINCESS ALICE OF GREECE,
Wife of King George's third son. She
has organiied a camp of nurses
for service in the Balkans.
Three Thousand ,Killedand
- Wountfed-lnStruggle to
Take Scutari.
MONTENEGRIN KING
WEEPS OVER INJURED
Massacre of Bulgarians in Mace
donia is Reported in Delayed
Dispatches.
PODOORITZ, Montenegro, Oct 12.
Along a 100 mile battle line Turk
ish and Montenegrin troops are light
ing In Albania today with Scutari,
base ot Turkish operations, tho prize
ot whoch they are contending. The
Turkish troops, retreating after
overwhelming defeat rallied today
and tor a time threw back the Mon
tenegrin pursuers, but again had to
tako to flight under the heavy can
nonading of the Montenegrin artil
lery. r
ConUnued success crowns tho ef
forts of the Montenegrin troops. Ono
detachmont attacked and captured
the Turkish fortress at Rogamo, near
Tuzl in a night attack, taking tho
Turkish defenders prisoners.
3,000 Killer or Wounded,
Fighting has now been conUnuous for
,i7r eighty hours, and more than tbnet
thousand have been killed or wounded
on both sides. Hundreds of Turks have
been takun capttvo In the engagements
at Detchltch mountain, at Bihlpchlnck
hill, Uerean, and In the southern banks
of liojana river.
Dispatches received today from Gen
eral Martlnotltch, Montenegrin minis
ter of wsr, who Is leading the troops In
the wst, states that he Is marching
eastward, with Scutari as his objective
point Ills army will co-operate with
that of Crown Prince Danllo, commander-in-chief
of the central revolu
tion, in attacking the Turkish strong
hold at Scutari.
Terrible scenes are reported at. the
hospitals. They are overflowing with
wounded from the front
Many of the wounded are dying from
lack of attention, despite the fact that
the government Is doing everything pos
sible to take care of the victims. King
Nicholas visited the hospitals today,
and as he walked between the cots of
tho wounded he stooped and kissed the
forehead ot each soldier. The King
wept at the sights of suffering all about
him, and spoke words of cheer to those
who are not mortally wounded.
Careful of Prisoners.
King Nicholas has given orders that
the Turkish prisoners be well treated
They are In a compound guarded by
Montenegrin soldiers.
The TurKisn commanuer wno lost tne
battle of Detchltch mountain, where
he was captured, was received today
oy King Nicholas as a guns' The Mon
tegrln King talked for a half an hour
with his prisoner and assured htm that
the Turks would receive humane treat
ment from their captors.
Oeneral Marttnovltch will first attack
Fort Taraboche, a Turkish military
post, which commands the entrance to
Scutari upon the west Its capture
means the tall of Scutari.
Although iK'e Mallssorl tribesmen, the
Christian natives In Albania, have not
entered Into a league with the Montene
grins, they are co-operating with them
in the war against the Turks. Six
thousand tribesmen are attacking the
lurklsh rear south of Scutari.
Witness Declares Police
f
Lieutenant Forced Gam- .
bier's Slaying.
DEATH PLOT WAS
HATCHED IN TOMBS
Self-Confessed Graft Collector
Says Defendant Wanted Rosen
thal "Croaked.''
NEW YORK, Oct 12,-In many
respects the most remarkable tale ot
murder ever heard In a court room
waa unfurled before Justice Ooff and
a Jury here today. "Bald Jack" Rose,
chief witness lor the State against
Cbarlea Becker, accused of the mur
der ot Herman Rosenthal, calmly
told, in the minutest detail bow the
accused policeman had pronounced
the death sentence on Rosenthal and
ho, alleged that It was executed.
"Becker said Rosenthal would
make squealers out of' others; hie
killing would act as a warning to
any future squealers, and so waa
killed by the men Becker forced me
to hire," said Rose.
Tells Story of Murder.
Nervous snd excited at the commence
ment or the day's ordeal. Rose quickly
gained full possession of his nerve, and
he told his story of murder as calmly
as he might have sat In the lookout's
chair In his pwn gambling house. HI
answer's came' quickly, and, as he' told
how the plot to murder Rosenthal 'TO
the very heart' of the. wmtv"llsbt
dhrtrlct T w !TrVlrAv to its culmlna
tlon, with -ne'nthal ,
wlln" -Tlanthal .' Wins dead
In the street In front ot the MstretMle, '"l
every sound In tbe court room waa
hushed, and Judge, Jury, and spectators
hung on'every word "of (he accuser.
Hose flatly charged that .Becker, at
all times, from the moment he and
Rosenthal broke, following his raid on
the gambling house In which the police
man waa a silent partner. Insisted
Rosenthal must be killed. He declared,
when he offered to have Rosenthal
beaten to close his mouth, Becker would
have none of It demanding death or
nothing, and also saying that the polio
would give a medal to the man who
"croaked" the "squealer."
Killing Plotted in Tombs.
Een In the Tombs Itself murder was
Plotted, Roae said, telling of his trip to
that prison In an effort to get Jack
Zellg's gunmen to do the actual killing.
Rom said he did not see the actual
killing. He took the gunmen to Brldgle
Webber's gambling house, and waited
there while they murdered tbe gambler.
As soon as he got the word that
Rosenthal was dead he went to the
(Times square station and phoned Beck
er. DUl me umccr wircckujr uu iuq ,w.
of the killing. Afterward. Becker met
Rose and Mallon at Second avenue and
Forty-eecond street and told them to
keo their nerve, that It would be all
He 'said Becker told htm he had been
to the station house and that Whit
man wan nn thn 1oh. that the automo
bile numbers had been given-wrong and
that there would be .nothing doing.
Called It "Pleasant Job."
Describing Becker's attitude when
they- met after the murder, Rose said,
when he asked Becker whether he had
seen the body, the police lieutenant re
plied: "Yes, and. a pleasant Job It was,
too. If It hadn't been for the presence
of the district attorney, I would have
leaned over and Jerked his heart out"
Rose said he first met Becker In Au
gust. 1911, when the accused officer,
as head of the "atrone- arm squad,"
raided his sjambllng house at 165 Second
avenue. In Essex Market court, ho
entered Into conversation with the lieu
tenant over tho question of unserved
warrants and they finally became
chummy. Soon afterward, he said, he
agreed to act for Becker.
The next time that Becker and Rosen,
that met according to Rose, wss at
the Elks' Club, on New Year night,
.last when Becker had dinner with
Rosenthal, Mrs. Rosenthal, and a party
of friends.
Becker Backs Rosenthal.
According to Rose, at this dinner,
Mrs. Rosenthal complained to Becker
that her husband was having a hard
tlmo to get along, and he said to her:
"Cheer up. your troubles will soon
be over. Herman and I are friends,
and I am prepared to go the route for
Rosenthal then talked over the ques
tion of his (Becker's) Koine Into busi
ness with him. When Rose heard of
this he said that he protested.
"I told Becker It uuid be danger
ous, and he had better not." said the
witness. However, Becker finally ad
vanced 1,M0 to Rosenthal, to Rose, and
ina rtnmmv chattel mortgage, on the
contents of the placo In ttth street, was
executed. Rose was put Into the place,
he said, nominally as n partner, but
In reality to look after Becker's Interest
and to see that he got the full 23 per
cent promised. ,
"The first night we opened Becker
rolled on the phone and wanted to
know how things went I told him
we had a fair night, and thought things
would Improve. He satd that was good,
nnd then told me to tell Rosenthst
that h'e wanted 1600 for Charles Tripp.
He was known as Becker's press agent
and had been charged with murder as
the result of the killing of a man In
a raid by Becker's "strong arm" squad.
Rosenthal refused to give up the money.
(Continued on Third Psgs.)
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