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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 22, 1912, Image 3

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- New York, July 22. The
grand jury investigation into the
murder of Herman Rosenthal, the
gambler, began teraay, but did
not get anywhere.
The jury wanted Police Lieu
tenant Charles Becker called as a
witness. District Attorney Whit
man said he would not call Becker
unless Becker first signed away
his immunity rights. All wit
nesses before the grand jury are
entitled to immunity.
Becker was the police official
against whom Rosenthal had of
fered to give information just
before he was murdered. Becker
was relieved of command of the
strong-arm squad and put on desk
duty in the Bronx today. Lieut.
Frank Rhenisch was given com
mand of the squad.
District Attorney Whitman
will not talk about the threats
against his life which he has re
ceived. But it is known -there
have been many, and that the pos
tal authorities are co-operating
with private detectives in an ef
fort to trace them.
" There are now five men under
arrest charged with complicity in
the murder of Rosenthal, al
though none of them are charged
with the actual shooting.
The five are: Bridgie Webber,
gambler, in whose rooms at 42nd
street arid Sixth avenue, the de
tails of the murder are said to
have been worked out ; Sam Paul,
gambler, and head of the Sam
Paul Ass'n, at whose outing one
week ago, the murder of Rosen
thal is said to have been agreed
upon; Jack Rose, gambler, who
hired the gray car used by the
murderers; and Willie Shapiro
and Louis Libby, chauffeurs and
joint owners of the murder car.
Jack Sullivan, newsdealer and
close friend of Police Lieut.
Becker, is held as a material wit
ness. Sullivan was dropped by
Becker from his automobile one
block from the scene of the mur
der just half an hour before it was
The first witness tomorrow
probably will be Mrs. Rosenthal,
widow of the murdered gambler.
She is said to know just as much
of the police dealings with gam
"blers as her husband did.
-o o-
Gov. Tribune Deneen has
splashed down from the political
fence on the Taft side.
And the Tribune now is in the
painful position of the "gentleman
who climbed a ladder and then
kicked the ladder out from under
Medill McCormick' went, to
Springfield today and begged
Deneen, with tears in his eyes, to
speak conciliatory-wise of the
Roosevelt party.
Deneen listened to the man
who has given him orders for so
long and then thought of the Re
publican organization of Illinois,
the same being quite an efficient
Deneen stuck one hand in
the breast of his coat, tried to look
like a regular statesman, and re-
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