OCR Interpretation


The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, October 14, 1912, LAST EDITION, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1912-10-14/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

f - VT? JfH1 p
mjjtmt mw
, C7ouiy Tonight, Tues
day Probably Fair.
Last Edition
ITUMBER 7002.
.YSSftay's Circulation, 44,025
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1012.
Fourteen Pages
TRICE ONE CENT.
- wr f f-(" (- A
Chelteh
HEAD OF TRUST
CAVE $12,500
Tl
Governor's Manager Admits
Harvester Company
Helped Campaign.
BALTIMORE FIGHT
COST $193,556.81
Judge Parker Tells Clapp Com
mittee Ho "Heard" Interests
Aided Roosevelt.
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
That Cyrus H. McCormlck, presi
dent of tho International Harvester
Company, contributed 112,500 to the
nomination campaign In behalf of
Woodrow Wilson, was one of tho In
teresting; facts doveloped during the
Clapp commtttoo's Investigation of
campaign funds today.
Mr. McCormlck's namo did not ap
pear In the list, prepared In ad
vance, which Wilson's managor, Wil
liam F. McCombs, presented to tho
commlttoe. Instead, thero was an
Innocent llttlo Item of "Cloveland H.
Dodge and Prlncoton friends,
$85,800." It was only under exami
nation by the committee as to who
were the "Princeton friends," that
Mr. McCombs named the donors to
this fund; and tho list Included Mr.
McCormlck.
Disproves Hillcs' Charge
The development of tills fact about
the Harvester trust's Interest In behalf
of Wilson was the more significant, be
cause the allied opposition to Colonel
Roosevelt has been diligently trying to
convince the public that Roosevelt has
been financed by this particular com
bination. When Chairman Hllles, of the Repub
lican national committee, was on tho
stand last week he devoted himself
largely to an effort to show that tho
Harvester trust was wickedly and ex
tensively financing Roosevelt. Colonel
Roosevelt retorted with the domand
that Hllles, for the Republicans, or Wil
son, for the Democrats, bring forward
proof of any contributions to the Pro
gessive cause. Ho denied positively that
the Harvester Corporation, illrectly r
Indirectly, had given a dollar to hid
campaign.
Now comes, atop of this effort to sad
dle the Harvester support on Roosevelt,
the revelation that It not only has not
been for Roosevelt, but that Its presi
dent did give 112,500 to the Wilson nom
ination fund. Nothing has been brought
out, of course, as to the amount given
to the election funds, becauso the pres
ent Inquiry does not touch on that par
ticular fund.
List Foots $193,556.
The McCombs list footed up 11D3.D56.81
as the total of contributions to the
nomination campaign of the New Jer
sey governor; an amount that caused
some gasping and wonderment In the
committee room when tho figures were
mentioned. In view of tho fact that the
Wilson people have from the start as
sumed an attitude of peculiarly virtu
ous and grinding poverty. On the face
of the facts brought out. tho Wilson
campaign would appear to have had
the oniy real, old-fashioned campaign
fund there was. Here aro some of tho
big contrlbuters as shown by tho Mc
Combs list:
Frederic C. Penfteld, Philadelphia,
who married Mrs. Anno Welghtman
Walker, possessor of a fortuno of many
millions, representing tho "Quinine
trust." 112,000; William P. McCombs,
$11,000; Charles R. Crane. J10.000: Cyrus
H. McCormlck. J12,C00; H. J. Harrett.
$2,500; F. D. Robert, $2,500; George F.
Handel, $2,500; R. Maglll. $2,500; Ahram
I. Elkus, $12,600; Harvev Thomas. $6,500;
Thomas D. Jones, $10,500; Daniel Pel
lows Piatt, $2,500; Henrv Morgenthau,
$20,000; Cleveland II. Dodge, $51,300;
collected through William G. McAdon
(Jacob II. Schlff), $2,600; and Edward
W. Sheldon, $1,000.
Much Sent to States.
How comfortably tho Wilson cim
palgn was financed Is Indicated by Mr.
McCombs' statement that he sent in
particular States such amounts as $10,500
to Wisconsin and $10,900 to South Da
kota. Judge Alton II. Parker was on the
stand a short time, and begun a story
which was Interrupted bv tho noon-tlma
recess. He told how ho cumo to attack
RoOBevelt, In tho late days of tho llioj
campaign, tor naving nis campairn
financed bv the blc "Interests." In sub
stance, ho said he was Informed by an
old friend (whoso name ho did not use),
that u group of representatives of big
(Continued on Second Page.)
J WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Cloudy tonight; Tuesday probably
fair.
TEMPERATURES.
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
It a. m SH
8 a. m C2
9 a. m Ci
8 a. m 07
10 a. m 6S
11 a, m 60
1! noon 58
1 p. m 6S
2 P. m 67
10 a. in 63
11 a. m 61
12 noon CO
1 p. m w
2 p. m vj
TIDE TABLE.
Today High tide. 10:40 a. m. and 10.57
p. m. Low tide, 4:00 a. m. and 5 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 11:27 a. m and
11.44 p. m. Low tide, 5:33 a. m. and 5:4
p. m.
SUN TABLE.
Gun rises f;M sun sets.. 6:23
I WILSON FUND
RUBE CARRIES
ALL HOPES OF
GIANT FANS
If He Can't Win Today, It's
Good-Night, New
York!
RED SOX TODAY AIM
TO CINCH PENNANT
Only Man Who Has Beaten Boston
Opposed by Best Ameri
can Leaguer.
LIKELY BATTING ORDER I
GIANTS. BOSTON.
Dovoro, If rf, Hooper
Doyle, 2b 2b, Yorkes
Snodgrass, cf cf, Speaker
Murray, rf If, Lewis
Merkle, lb 3b, Gardner
Herzog, 3b lb, Stahl
Meyers, o ." ss, Wagner
Fletcher, ss c, Cady
Marquard, p p, O'Brien
By GRANTLAND RICE.
BRUSH STADIUM. NEW YORK.
Oct. 14. They were waiting for Rube
Marquard today the depressed fan
legion of Polodom which gathered
early to sit In on tho Giants' last
stand tholr last rally against an
overwhelming lead whoro defeat to
day would close out tho battle for
tho year and leave tho Bed Sox tri
umphant, successors to tho Mack
machine of 1910 and 1911.
And tho main hlngp of McOraw'a
wry necked southpaw was now tho
solo blockading feature beforo tho
Red Sox rush.
Have Hope In Marquard.
Remembering the Rubn had wrenched
off the only Giant .victory gained out of
five contests, they looked to him to lead
his pals back Into the fight again by
coming through with another conquest.
when Tesreau and Mathcwson could
take a combined shot at tho champion
ship, and look for better support.
Under theso conditions tho appearance
of tho renowned Rube stringing across
the battlefield with his accustomed
grace, poise, and nonchalance was the
signal lor a roar oi nopo ana welcome
which echoed with much tho same ef
fect as the buglo call sounding the
charge.
Whllo Marquard lolled about, a count
less number of eager orbs were shifted
In the direction of Stahl's array, whore
Wood, O'Brien, and Collins stood In a
group as If discussing tho general situ
ation unci comparing the rcspectlvo
powers of their well-known salary
wings.
Players Ask for O'Brien.
Stahl had first planned to work Wood,
but tho report was flashed that tho
players had asked that Ruck O'Hrlen
bo given another chance, ns they wore
confident that their spltball star could
upset tho left-handed pride of Manhat
tan Isle and close out the series by
dusk. The Job of picking his rifleman
was a tough task for J, Garland, as he
expectod tho Rube to pitch his heart In
this declslvo contest, where weather
ci ndltions were all In his favor.
Marquard likes nothing better than a
dark, gray background, where his
whistling speed and fast hop hnvo tho
foe bewildered. Thli day, like all tho
tho others, showed llttlo trace of sun
light. And as this shadowy feature of
tho woather proved n big help to Hugh
Dcdlent, Saturday, McOraw looked for
It to make Marquard Invincible today.
Next Game In Boston.
Shortly after both clubs had reached
tho field, Secretary Heydlcr, of the Na
tional League, ai rived with the state
ment that. In caso New York won. tho
next game would be fought In Boston.
Also In case New York should be vic
torious It was proclaimed that the no
tlonil commission would gather Im
mediately after today's contest and
flip to dectdo tho locat'on of Wednes
day's contest In order to have all de
tails settled in case the Olants should
teur off two games and prolong tho con
test. McOraw, uncertain as to W'hether
Stahl had decided to work Wood or
Collins, took no chances, ond trotted
out all his tulrlers for o practice. It
was evident that tho lOant loader
banked heavily upon Doyle, Merkle, and
Meyers, his trio of .300 hitters returning
to form, as the buttling lapse of this
trio has proven a costly stumble.
"We'll tret some hits todav," McOraw
said, "and If mv defense only backs up
the Rube there'll bo nothing to It. But
wo can't win ball games booting runs
over the plate for them while we are
forced to earn every Bcore we make.
That's the angle of tho situation now,
AH we have to do Is to make them earn
what they got and Its anybody's series
yet."
SEVERAL INJURED IN
WRECK AT NEW HAVEN
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 14.-A pas.
senger train from Ansonla to this city
on tho Berkshire division of the Now
York, New Haven and Hartford rail
road crashed Into a string of freight
cars Just outside of tho city limits to
day. Several persons wero Injured.
Ambulances wero sent to tho scene and
brought the Injured to this city.
Both locomotives and six freight cars
went down the railroad embankment,
and the freight cars caught fire, but tho
flames were extinguished by tho Now
Haven lire department.
TWO ARE SLAIN
IN FIERCE FICHT
WITH CONVICTS
Others Hurt When Outlaws
Escape Prison in Wyom
ing Town.
OVERPOWER GUARDS
AND MAKE GETAWAY
Arm Themselves and Kill Two
Citizens in Flight Leader Shot
by Pursuing Officers.
RAWLINS, Wro, Oct. 14. Two
escaped convicts were shot and
killed la the kills near here to
day by posses sent qui after them,
according to reports received kerc
shortly after noon. Other members
of the cane, armed with knives
and cleavers, are said to be hiding
In a ranch house surrounded by
armed deputy sheriffs.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 14. With
two persons known to bo dead, two
others reported slain, and ono mor
tally wounded In tho open country
about RawllnB, Wyo., excitement was
at fover heat all over tho Stato to
day ns the result of last night's riot
of convicts nt tho Stato penitentiary,
resulting In tho second successful
prison delivery thero In thirty-six
hours.
Of tho eight convicts who over
powered their guards and escaped
last night, one, Antonio Paseo, a
life-termer, Is known to havo been
shot down. Another convict, name
unknown, Is said to have been slain
outsldo of Rawlins by a posse of
penitentiary guards and a third is
reported mortally' wounded.
Kill Hunter, Seize Weapons.
Charles Strazcr, a Rawlins barber,
attempted to stop tho fleeing con
victs when they left the prison, and
was siot through live temple by
Paseo, dying Instantly. Another citi
zen, a hunter, name unknown, was
also slain by convicts outside of Raw
lins when the fugitives held up a
hunting party and seized their wcap
ons and ammunition This could not
be confirmed early this morning.
Although sixteen hours hove passed
since the delivery. It Is Impossible
to get accurate statements from Raw
lins as to how many convicts are
still at large. There havo been two
deliveries since Saturday afternoon
and as a result much confusion ex
ists.
Lato yesterday "Dutch" Dalton, a life,
termer, and fourteen other convicts
overpowered the Inner guards at the
Rawlins penitentiary and escaped. They
spread out over the town and then went
Into the surrodudlng country. Warden
Alston ordered out a half dozen posses
to search for them.
Arm Selves and Escape.
The absence of many guards from the
prison was the direct cause of the sec
ond escape. Antonla Paseo, a bad man
of tho most desperate type, organized
a party of prisoners, and, early last
night eight of them rushed tho Inner
guards, overpowered the turnkey,
climbed the walls and quietly walked
away. Before going, however, they
armed themselves with butcher knives,
hatchets and cleavers from the kitchen
The party remained together and
started through the residence section of
Rawlins. Prison yard guards gave
chase. Charles Strazer saw tho fugi
tives and tried to capture them. They
fled from him at flint until they reached
tho yard of Bert Talbert.
Paseo slashed, Talbert across the
throat, seized his rovolver and shot
Strazer dead. Tho convicts took Strid
or's rifle and ammunition ond ran.
Guards overtook them near the rail
road yard ana shot the top of Paseo's
head off. Tho others (led through tha
yards, firing as they ran. Three were
captured and four reached the outskirts.
INVENTION FAILURE;
INVENTOR SUICIDE
Young Man Found Dead, With
Gas Turned on, After Dis
appointment. Ills patent cheeso cutter pronounced
a failure, Isaac Edward Lee, an In
ventor, aged twenty-three yearH, com
mitted suicide by the gas route at 913
I street northwest today. Lee had
failed to rise, and a knock on tho door
getting no answer, his landlady found
tho key turned In the lock at 1 p. m.
Officer Mansfield, or the First pre
cinct, was summoned, and, bursting In
the door, he found that the gas was
turned on full. The dead youth lay on
the bed.
Lee camo here six weeks ago. The
story of his patent falling Is told In- let
ters which the police officer discovered
In his clothes.
Sixty cents In money was all that
Lee hod left when ho determined to kill
himself. Nothing Is known as to his
home or relatives.
ELEVEN JURORS
ARE SEATED IN
mILANOS CASE ;-p
Extra Panel Necessary for WJtfWM&MBM
cused of Murder. : HkIhHM
omes e jg y'Ki,. t'B
to Face. PtftJLH 'LsnsLllLHl
aBsBsBWI?Ww:-f t-,SBKYh v. sf
BBBBBKra&Pf-IV 4BS!1BbR.''C7V ''' :: ''' B 4 '' TV
sBsBsBRSJ&f" "PwMSKMi-yi. '' ' .'$& & ' ' ' m
BBBaBaBati1' Tt'WS" i jias'fr-iBBBT'JflvStii,-- - f't'A f-r , ,e aflM
TONY
maker, charged with the murder of
Harry Elton Smith, twelve years old,
were In tho box when Criminal Court
No. 1 adjourned at noon until to
morrow to permit tho summoning of
an extra panel of soventy-flve tales
men. Out of a possible twenty peremp
tory challenges the defense took
eight and the prosecution ono this
forenoon. It Is oxpectcd that the
Jury will be completed tomorrow.
Quito the most pathetic featuro
of the opening session of the trial
was tho sad and striking contrast
formed by two women in the case
the mother of tho llttlo boy alleged
to have been murdered, and tho wife
of his accused slayer.
Women in Case.
Heavily vclltd and occasionally giv
ing signs of deep emotion and sor
row, Mrs. Mattle Smith, the bereaved
mother, Bat less than five feet from
Mrs. Fortunatu Mllano, wife of the
defendant, who held on hor lap a
baby and sat between her other two
children, Jlmmlo and Margaret, the
latter a pretty miss of twelve.
The sad-faced women exchanged
glances when Mrs. Kmltli entered the
court room leaning on the arm of
her attractive daughter, MIbs May
Smith. There was sympathy depicted
on the face of the well-gowned wom
an as she cast her eyes on the humtlo
peasant woman, who quickly hung
her head as If In shame.
Mllano entered the court room anl
smiled affectionately at his wife and
children. Little Margaret threw a
kiss at him, and the baby chattered a
recognition of her father. The de
fendont sank dejectedly Into his chair
and hung his head with tears In his
(Continued on Third Page.)
PARIS ART CRITTc
WOUNDED IN DUEL
i Principals Fought at Eleven, Be
I cause Injured Man Refused
1 To Rise Early.
PARIS. Oct. 14. Leon Blum, a the
j atrlcal man, fought a duel In the Paro
des Pilnces today with Plerro Wober,
tho New York Herald s art critic, and
wounded him dangerously In tho abdo
men. Blum and Weber disagreed over tho
merits of a theatrical rehearsal.
The meeting occurred at 11 a. m.,
much later than usual for such affairs
I becauso Weber posltlvnly refused to
leave his bed beforo his regular hour
, for rising.
Man Accused of Slaying Boy,
And Sister Who Will Testify
MISS MAY SMITH.
I'hoto tir O. V. Buck.
MILANO.
VILLAGE BURNED
L
Turks Repulsed and Vic
torious Army Continues
Advance Toward Scutari.
I'ODOORITZA, Montenegro, Oct. 14.
Although tho Turkish army has re
ceived re-mforcements, It was again
driven back today, while the victori
ous Montenegrin army, under Prtnco
nanllo and General Martlnovltch
the Montenegrin lines about Scutari
King Nicholas Is tightening the
the Montengrln lines about Scutari.
As his toops sweep southward and
the two wings move eastward and
westward they leave a trail of devar
tatlon behind. The Montenegrin armies
have burned the Mohammedan vil
lage of Kranta, driving off tho sur
viving Inhabitants to secure food
within the Turkish lines or to per
ish of starvation and exposure In
the mountains. More than sixty llttlo
children perished In the burning of
the Ullage.
Through the capturo Saturday or Blel
opolls by General Vukovltch, tho Monte
negrins now control all that strip of
European territory lying between Mon
tenegro and Servla westward of tna
Okra mountains. This piece of terri
tory Is 175 miles long and about fifty
wldo at Its widest point, its westwurd
boundary Is Borneo.
Kin a Nicholas today received an of
ficial report of the battle in Monte-
"tlti territory when, under cover of
heavy artillery arc, the troops crossed
the river and stormed the Turkish fort
ifications. After carrlng tho outer works the
Montenegrins met no further resist
ance and entered the town at 4 o'clock
Saturdnv afternoon. After leaving a
detachment of soldiers to man the bar
racks and estobllsh a hospital, General
Vukovltch, who Is one of the most In
domitable of the Montenegrin gener
l bnrt liiu nrtnv on the move
After a forced march. General Vuko
vltch's soldleis crotsed the Bor mid
Schlllz mountains and fell upon tho
Turkish fort at Guslnje, forty-flvo mllns
west of Blclopllls and forty-five miles
northeast of Scutari.
Tho capture of this hill was a difficult
undertaking. The Turks fought stoutly
and half of the garrison had been killed
and many others wounded before they
surrendered.
BERLIN, Oct. 14. That Turkey and
Italy have signed a treaty of peace waa
definitely confirmed today.
It was taken for granted here that
Turkey surrenders Tripoli and cyrenaca
to Italy, the Sultan retaining spiritual
authorltT over the Mohammedans there,
that nominal control over the Turkish
(Continued on Second Face.)
BY MONTENEGRINS
Hundred Men Volunteer to
Join Army and $2,500
Is Given to Cause.
Patriotic enthusiasm and fighting
spirit overflowed at a meeting of
Greeks held by the Pan-Hellenic Union
yesterday, 100 men declaring they
would return to' Greece to flght the
Turk, and 2.W0 being subscribed In a
short time for the support of the fami
lies of these men.
Thero wos no man at the meeting,
held In Plasterers' Hall, who did not
think war Is Imminent between Greece
and Turkey. The burden of each
speech was an appeal that once and for
all a stop be mado to the domination
of Turkey.
Alexander Alexandropolls, prominent
In his native land, and a delegate to
the International Congress of Cham
bers of Commerce, addressed the meet
ing, declaring that the temper of native
Greeks Is at blood heat, war Is Inevita
ble, and It Is tho duty of Greeks to re
turn to the defense of their fatherland.
"The Uvea of the thousands of
Greeks who live In Turkish territory
arc menaced dally. Their daughters
arc dragged away to harems: their
business Is carried on under the greedy
eyes of tax gatherers; their property
Is Insecure; their homes are unsafe,
and outrages nllo ono upon the other
with each passing day."
Tho young Turk regime has not bene
fited ocndltlons, said Mr. Alexandra
polls. Rather havo conditions become
worse.
MOTORCYCLE THEFT
CHARGED TO BOYS
Pair Here From Philadelphia Ar
rested by Central Office
Men.
Accused of the theft of a motorcycle
on which they had tldden from Phila
delphia, Joseph Lawler, eighteen years
old, and Edward Power, twenty-one
years old, were arrested this morning
by Central Office Detectives McNamee,
Vermillion, Embrey, and Messer at the
home of an uncle of young Power, liv
ing at 1219 I street northwest, whero
they had been visiting since Friday.
The youths camo to Washington on
the motorcycle, after stopping a few
days at Baltlmom?. They had been ad
vertising the machine for salo sines
thev had been In this city, but had
failed to find a purchaser, and the de
tectives took possession of It.
The mootrcycle belongs to Reuben B,
Douglass, of Philadelphia, who came to
Washington and Identified his properly.
The liwler boy gave his address as 60S3
Haverford street, Philadelphia, whllo
Power said ho lived at M0 East Howard
street, Philadelphia. They were locked
up to await the arrival of an officer
from that city.
Grants Absolute Divorce.
An absolute dlyorco was granted to
day by Justice Barnard In Equity
Court, No. , to Anthony Ancser from
Marguerlto Aneser. A correspondent
was named In the petition. Attorneys
John C. Foster and J. W. Nlchot wcro
counsel for the husband.
SWEARS BECKER
WANTED TO KILL
MAN HIMSELF
Bridgie Webber Tells How
Police Official Went Look
ing for Rosenthal.
GAMBLER BACKS UP
STORY OF JACK ROSE
Defendant Only Sneers as Wit
ness Accuses Him of Gloat
ing Over Murder.
NEW YORK, Oct. 14. In a steadr.
firm voice, which was plainly heard
in every corner of tho court room,
Drldglo Webber, noted gambler, add
ed bis story of tho murder of Her
man Rosenthal to that of Jack Rose
in tho trial of Police Lieutenant
Becker today. Like Rose, Webber
named Becker as tho Instigator of
the crime and, like Rose, he de
clared that only tho insistence of the
policeman compelled the gamblers to
employ gunmen to shoot down the
man who threatened to end gambling
and protection payments in New
York.
But he went farther than Rose,
for Webber declared that, while
Rosenthal's body was still lying In
the back room of tho Tenderloin po
lice station house, Becker lamented
the fact that ho himself might not
havo been privileged to Are the fatal
shot.
Becker Only Sneers.
"Why, I drove slowly by the Hotel
mystlf," W-ebber sworo Becker said to
him, and If I could hove seep tho
I would have shot him down from
my car.".
As Wobber made this remarkable ac
cusation against the polloe officer he
looked straight at Becker, but the pris
oner only gazed sneerlngly In his direc
tion a second and then turned toward
his wife, sitting In a cornrf of the room
and smiled reassuringly at her.
Webber's story was for the most part
corroboration of that of Rose, and, as
soon as he was turned over to Mcln
tyre for cross-examination the defensa
attorney went at him hammer and tongs
In an effort to show that his story was
not worthy of belief.
Webber calmly admitted running an
opium Joint In Chinatown, but virtuous.
ly Insisted only white men and women
were permitted there, and that the bars
were up to Chinamen. He also failed
to fix any dates In his story, calmly
admitting to Mclntyre that he only re
mumbercd one the night of the killing.
Press Cards Withdrawn.
When the trial opened District Attor
ney Whitman suddenly shifted his plans
and called as his first witness Wlnfleld
S. Sheehan, secretary to Police Commis
sioner Waldo.
Before taking the bench Justice Goft
sent for District Attorney Whitman,
Attorney Mclntyre, and a number of
newspaper men. He said he was con
vinced a number of gangsters s'oured
admission to the court room on Satur
day by means of police cards Issued to
permit nowspapt representatives to
pass through the pu '-e lines. As a re
sult, Goff said, ao.. Nslon hereafter
would be on cards Blgh" by him per
sonally. Justice Goff was especially angered
over the fact that beforo Attorney Mc
lntyre left the court room on Saturday
night ho was openly threatened bv an
unknown Individual, who told him that
If he reflected on the wife of Jack Ross
he would be killed. Goff Is having a
search for this man made on the de
scription furnlBhed him by Mclntyre.
Identifies Orders.
Sheehan had been called to Identify
certain police orders sent to Becker and
Becker's signed reply, the Intention of
the State being to have Becker's sig
nature established. Mclntyre objected
strenuously to this evidence, but when
Sheehan had said that ho was perfect
ly familiar with the signature of the
accused officer Justice Goff permitted
the questioning along this line.
It was reported in tho court room that
Whitman had letters In his possession
Mined by Becker which he claimed
would provo the partnership between
Becker and Rosenthal and the relations
between Becker and Rose, as sworn to
by tho witness.
For an hour Assistant District At
torney Moss labored with Sheehan
trying to get him to Identify an
anonymous dealing with tho gambling
situation In New Tork as an Inclosure.
he had put Into a letter sent to Becker.
Sheehan insisted that he handled so
many letters dally that he could not
tell anything about any particular In
closure unless there was something un
usual In connection with it.
Then Moss tried to show that this
particular letter was a subject of a
conversation between tho witness and
Commissioner Waldo, but 8heehan In
sisted he knew nothing y' bout the mat
ter, and Moss was finally obliged to
glvo up und excuse tho witness with
out getting tho letter beforo the Jury,
Webber Takes Stand.
Brldgle Webber was then called to
tho stand.
Webber looked pale and worried as
he took the oath and settled back Into
his chair.
"Did you know Herman Rosenthal!"
asked Moss after he had established
Webber's name and occupation.
"Yes, I knew him for fourteen years.''
"Knew Jack Zellg?"
"About the same length of time."
"Know Lieutenant Becker?"
"I have known Becker about two
(Continued on Third Pago.)

xml | txt