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BECKER CASE HANGS ON THE
WORD OF NECRO BOY
New York, May 1& On the word
of la, jiegro boy apparently bangs the
, life of Charles Becker, once czar of
New York's tenderloin, now on trial
- ibr the murder of Herman Rosenthal,
fethe gambler who "squealed." James
Marshall, colored, was brought into
the, case by Harry Vallon.
Vallon claims that while he,
Becker, Rose and Webber held their
murder conference, a negro boy came
up. and talked to Becker.
Louis "Bridgie" Webber withstood
every effort to pry out of his agile
brain admissions that someone other
than Charles Becker procured the
murder of Rosenthal. In every par
ticular he corroborated the story told
by Bald Jack Rose of why Becker
desired the death of Rosenthal and
how he forced the murder.
Reports are current that Becker
will take the stand in an attempt to
save himself from the electric chair.
There is no love lost between Becker
and Dis't Att'y Whitman. The de
fense has practically charged that
Whitman, Rose, Webber and Vallon
"framed" the case because, as one
defense witness will swear, Whitman
"wanted" Becker. It is therefore be
lieved that if Becker takes the stand
he will have to withstand from Whit
man as savage an attack as his ever
been hurled at any prisoner in a New
Two women, veiled, have been in
the witness room of the court at
tunes during the last few days and
fc one of them is declared -to be the
9 yidow of Rosenthal. It is said she
lays the death of her husband flatly
at Becker's door and will tell a story
of the quarrel between. Becker and
the dead gambler.
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BALDWIN KILLS PICKETING
Judge Raldwin, who was one of the
three judges that signed the Henrici
decree forbidding peaceful picketing,
yesterday -restrained the Cloakmak-
ers' "Union No. 44 from picketing the
Harry Bernstein pkst at 1243 Mil
waukee favenue, no matter how
peaceaHe they might be. ,
Attorney Jacob C, LeBoskey, attor
ney for tihe union, tried to discuss the
question of peaceable picketing, but
was shut off by the judge.
Well, all the heroes of the battle of
Vera Cruz have been laid at Test.
And the big business Wall street
flowers can slip back in their seats
and plan some more crusades in the
t direction of protection for their Mex
ico tracts of land.
"James, call me a taxi. I want to
run down to the corner."
So the telephone girls have h,ad
"Thank you" added to their voca
bulary. It might be a good idea to subtract
some phrases from a good" many
'phone users' vocabularies.
Some people don't seem to realize
that slipping a- metal hearing piece
over a girl's head doesn't rob her of
It'll be pretty tough for the girls
to say thank you tothcfellow who
yells, "watineh's the matter with
Looks like Huerta will soon loom
up as a were or a has been. Some
body has greased his skids consider
able. A local doctor lauds" chewing'gum
because it relieves, sore throat and
And what ttfe "deuce-would Maggie
do out in the kitchen-if she didn't
have her wad?
We could name-a lot of singers' who
ought tor chew day and night.
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When threading a needle take a
white envelope, stick the needle
through and draw It down "until the
eye isvislble, andryou wilLthread the
needle like magic The white surface
6jEhe paper sets the eye into relief,
as if it were magnified. A stout paper
or envelope is the best, as it holds the
needle more securely.