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BECKER DEFENSE HARD HIT BY
' ROSE TESTIMONY UNSHAKEN New York, May 13. Slashing, thrusting and stabbing with keen invectives, battering with alleged facts, Martin T. MaHton, chief coun sel for Charles Becker, fought today to save his client from the chair by a bitter attack on "Bald Jack" Rose, chief witness for the state in Becker's second trial for the murder of Gam bler Herman Rosenthal. The attack was evaded at every point. Rose, slim, collected, calm, sank back in his chair after each on slaught, untouched, untrapped. Furious attack was met by appar ently unmoved calm. In the first hour of his cross-examination, Rose resisted every effort to entangle him and Becker, leaning over his coun sel's table, looked grave as he saw the -unshaken attitude of the man whose story may send the ex-police lieutenant to his death. His voice fairly crackling with ag gressiveness, Manton then attacked Rose's record as, a denizen of the un der world, accusing him, as a pan derer, a white slaver, a police stool pigeon, a miner of young girls and a Fagin who taught boys to steal and gamble. To every question Rose replied in a monotonous voice: "Never did' reiterating the phrase with seemingly tireless persistence and decision. o o- THE GUNTOTERS' WAR Further steps to curb the gunmen who have been prowling through the city were taken yesterday. Chief Gleason gave orders to the police department to arrest every man caught with a gun and then fight for the maximum punishment in court. . Mayor Harrison, however, disap proves of the ordinance passed Mon day which aimed to curb the sale of guns. Meanwhile Assitsant Corporation Counsel George L." Reker is hard at work on his" bill providing' one td three years' imprisonment and a fine of $600 for every one found carrying a revolver. Several guntoters were fined heav ily yesterday. oo FEDERAL SOLDIERS ' DEPORT COLORADO STRIKEBREAKERS Trinidad, Col., May 13. The first step in the enforcement of the. presi dent's edict barring new strikebreak ers from Southern Colorado coal fields was taken at Aguilar- today by -United States troops under Captain Johnson. Six men, employed to work at the Royal mine of the National Fuel Company, were deported. Examina tion showed they had not worked in the mine prior to the recent violence. The surrender of' arms throughout the strike district continues slowly. Forcible search and seizure will not begin, however, until 5 p. m. today. It is believed no weapons wfil be ob tained in this manner. Work began today on the new tent colony at LucUpw to replace the col ony destroyed by fire during the bat tle of Ludlow, April 21. Denver, Col., May 13. Final de feat of the bill in special session of the Colorado legislature to appro priate $1,000,000 to pay the military bills resulting from the Southern Col-' orado coal strike was threatened to day, as the result of the action pf the senate laBt night in adopting dras tic amendments to the measure. After the lower house had passed the bill, the senate voted .to strike out a clause which prevented the mil itaryv authorities from paying any mine guards or detectives in the ranks of the militia. Progressive leaders of the house denounced the elimination of the clause and predicted that the house . would never concur in any bill unless the clause were restored. The courtmartial called to Investi gate the battle of Ludlow reconvened today at the Golden State rifle range. o! ,AL.iX.