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NEW YORK LETTER.
By Norman. New York, Aug. 3. Through the killing of Herman Rosenthal, gambler and reprobate, by .hired assassins, the attention of the country has been drawn to the ease and deftness with which a man may be put out of the way by his enemies in the nation's me tropolis. In the Rosenthal case the es cape of the murderers has been laid to indifference, due to an al leged alliance between members of the police department and -the gambling interests. It may be thought, .outside of New York, that such a bold crime as the killing of Herman Rosen thal must be exceptional in New York,and that only through some unusual reason-could the perpe trators of such an assassination get away so easily. ' , Not at all. The Rosenthal slay ing' had is peculiar features, but it was only one of a constant suc cession of midnight assassina tions which mark" the contempt for human life"1 prevalent in this city's,dark underworld; On' the night Rosenthal Was murdered two men sat playing checkers in a barber shop at 261 E. 10th st. Two men entered and one of them said to one of the checker players: "Are you Roc co?" "Yes," he replied. Eight shots were fired into Rocco's body, and the two walked out, leaving their victim dead on the floor. That they were hired to .kill ; that they did not even know per sonally the man they murdered, was shown by their having to ask him his name before they killed him. They have not been caught. On the next evening, less than 24 hours after Rosenthal was killed, a man was walking along the sidewalk near .Second av. and 108th st. when several others came up to him and put ten bul lets into his body. He was dead when the police picked him up, and. none of his slayers was caught. The Rosenthal case is getting much publicity,' but the papers scarcely mentioned the. other two killings. They are. of a type too common to 'merit any extended notice. When trouble br'oux among the. Sioux, Because the whites their rights abiousc. The sky is redvwith battle THioux, Gig Injun, squaw and young pappioux Are on the war path by the slipuxj ,TheyVc filling up with. iery biouv, : Thev swear their land they- will , not liouxr PSy" safe&ea aarera THere is no time, for enjoyment I The piece of work you dread like the present. 'J most is the one to tackle first. L0HMWl-?l "wii f