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Real Estate and
Police Lieutenant Held in
Rosenthal Killing Charges
Declares Gambling Clique Is
Seeking to Get Him Out
of the Way.
New York, N. Y... Oct 5. An uncov
ering of graft and sordid corruption In
the New York police department that
will make the Lexow investigation
seem like the senile chalter of an old
women's tea party Is the outcome pre
dicted here of the trial of police lieu
tenant Charles A. Becker, -which be
gins Monday.
Becker has summoned to his support
some of the ablest lawyers . in New
York in the art of postponing trials.
They have already put one postpone
ment over by using Sam Schepps.
The latter was arrested at Hot
Springs, Ark, by agents of district at
torsey "Whitman. After Schepps was
brought to New York, he being one of
those involved In the Rosenthal case.
Becker's lawyers gave out what pur
ported to be a statement made by
Schepps In Arkansas wherein Schepps
exculpated Becker of all complicity in
the Rosenthal murder.
Thi Tr3ia RTininc nn th morninff that
Becker was to come up for trial. It I
had the desired effect. A postpone
ment was granted and district attorney
Mirwl Affidavit to th ftffeefc that
Schepps had made no such statement.
Just what trick tne resourceiui law
years for Becker will spring Monday
remains to be seen. That they will use
all their resources to secure a respite
for their client, there can be no doubt.
Al the civilized world knows that of
which Charles A. Becker stands ac
cused. I'll. Tlllfnir t TOijnt1ifil-
At 2 oclock. In the morning of July T
IS, Merman Rosenthal, a gammer, 'was
shot down in front of the Metropole
hotel, by a band of thugs who came
to the scene of the murder in a gray
automobile, now famous as "the mur
der car."
The day before he met his death
Rosenthal had testified to dUtrlct at
torney "Whitman that lieutenant Beck
er had been his partner In a gambling
house. Furthermore he swore that
Becker had enriched himself by levy
ing blackmail on the denizens of the
Rosenthal left the district attorney
before he had completed his alleged ex
pose. He was to have returned the fol
lowing day to tell the district attorney
the rest of it But he didn't return.
Becker -was retained in the police de
partment until district attorney Whit
man had unearthed enough evidence to
Justify him, he thought, in ordering
Becker's arrest
After the thugs had killed Rosen
thal, a function for -which Becker is
accused of hiring them, they returned
to the "murder car," and leisurely quit
the scene, driving down the brilliantly
lighted street unmolested, with a score
of policemen "within 100 yards of the
spot where Rosenthal fell.
Series of Amazing: Episodes.
Then followed a series of amazing ep
isodes, which revealed the New Yorl"
police in the light of astounding stu
pidity or callous indifference. First,
the wrong number of the "murder car"
was entered on the police blotter, and
the men who had given the correct
number to the police was promptly
thrust Into jalL
Second, after it became known that
"Bald" Jack Rose, the gambler, hired
the car which carried the assassins to
their bloody work, and that the gamb
ling house of "Bridgie" "Webber was
the rendezvous i of the conspirators be
fore the shooting, neither Rose nor
"Webber could be found, although they
were in the city all the time, until at
length they both rode to police head
quarters in a taxlcab and sent In their
Then Sam Paul and Harry Vallon,
the latter said to be the paymaster for
the murder crew, got tired of being In
effectually hunted and accordingly
walked Into police headquarters and
submitted to arrest
Then it became known that "Whitey"
Lewis, alleged to be one -of the night
riders in the murder car, was sojourn
ing In the Adirondack. The police
heads shrewdly appropriated the tip
and several department sleuths were
despatched to the Adlrondacks. Al
though "Whitey" was eventually
caught that first mission was enough
to arouse the envy of Arsene Lupin.
According to "Whitey," he was lying
asleep one night when two or three of
the New York sleuths came up to him
and, turning down the bed covering so
they could see his face, they said, "Who
are you?"
"My name is Smith," responded
"Oh," exclaimed the sleulhs, 'ex
case us," and carefully replacing the
quilts, beat a stealthy retreat.
And so it went on, blunder after
blunder, or worse, on the part of the
police department with the work of
developing all the material testimony
devolving upon district attorney Whit
man alone.
Because of this blundering, or "what
ever it was, the police department was
entirely distrusted by the district at
torney. It was his men who captured
"Whitey" Lewis, and on his orders they
refused to turn their prisoner over to
the police.
Whitman Distrust. Police.
So far did district attorney Whit
man's distrust of the police go, that
when he offered a reward of $5000 for
the capture of "Gyp the Blood" and
"Lefty Louie," two other alleged mem
bers of the murder squadron, he ex
cluded the police. And the irony of
fate, bent upon having its little joke,
so arranged it that "Gyp" and "Lefty"
fell into the hands of the police.
The arrest of the two latter finished
the man hunt
All the alleged members of the "mur-
Too Late To Classify
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Lieutenant Charles A. Becker, at right, and one of his attorneys, photo
I graphed at his arraignment before the
Police lieutenant Becker is the first of seven charged under a blanket in
dictment with the ranrdtr of Herman Rosenthal to be tried.
Gothamites See Rubber Being Gathered from Trees.
Automobiles For City's Garbage To Teach Gar
dening in Public Schools New York City
Has Gone Mad on the Clothes Fad.
New York, Oct 5 New "Yorkers
this week viewed lor the first time
a big rubber plantation and rubber
factories flourishing in the heart of
the city, and thousands of curious
persons have watched the "milking"
of the trees as the process by which
the juice from which the rubber is
manufactured is called. The spectacle,
however, is not to be a permanent In
dustry here, but is the exhibition of
the international rubber and allied
trades supported by more than 20
rubber producing countries of the
world. The fact that this country
uses more than one half of the world's
.production of new rubber and that
me vaiue oi me output oi tne iinisnea
products equals the value of the steel
production are facts realized by very
few persons. In the exhibits rubber
plants brought from all over the
world can be seen growing. It ex
shown how the milk, or latex, is ex
tracted. This is usually done by mak
ing a small Incision in the bark of
the tree and the milk, runs out Then
the milk Is coagulated. There are
several processes for this churning,
and Dr. Pinto from Brazil will make
a biscuit as it is called or a small
flat mat of crude rubber in a few
minutes. Sometimes the rubber is
rolled into a ball. Sometimes it is
spread out in long, flat sheets, and
then there are all sorts of varieties
of rubber, -which vary in value from
90 cents to $1.50 a pound. The ex
hibits from Ceylon, Malay and the far
east show the conditions under which
rubber Is grown and gathered.
Fire Prevention Day.
Next week this city is to celebrate
for the first time a day officially set
aside by governor Dix to be known as
fire prevention day, and it is hoped
that the beneficial results will be so
apparent as to make its observance a
national feature eventually. The pur
pose of the day as expressed by the
governor in his appeal to the people
will be a general cleaning up and re
moval of all rubbish, trash and waste
and a setting of their heating ap
paratus and chimneys in proper con
dition for winter use.
To Collect Garbage in lAutos.
New York Is soon to have the most
der car" expedition were now behind
prison bars, the fourth accused partici
pant in the crime being "Dago" Frank
Ciroflel, who had laid in a supply of
"dope" with his "blood" money, and
was found In a state of stupefaction in
a small flat
Jack Rose's Confession.
The man whose testimony Becker
has most to fear is Jack Rose, the
gambler, who, in a written confession
that will always remain a valuable
document for psychologists to ponder,
he affirms that he acted as Becker's
fiscal agent, or collector, while Becker
was acting as commander of that flyln
squadron of the police known as the
"vice" squad. Rose will give a list of
those from whom he collected tribute
for Becker. "Bridgie". Webber, accord
ing to his own confession, is one of
But the most damaging portion of
Rose's testimony will be that which re
fers to the kiling of Rosenthal.
Rose declared i His confession "-d
grand Jury.
artlstocratic garbage in the country,
according to plans now being formu
lated by the commissioner of street
cleaning, who proposes to have it
collected and transported by automo
biles instead of the present day pleb
ian carts and plodding horses. While
using automobiles for the handling of
garbage would seem to be the join
ing of two extremes. It is already
planned to instal 35 machines for this
purpose io be followed by 15 more as
soon as possible thus giving the city
a force of 200 auto garbage cars.
Large trucks are to be used and as
they will cost about $5000 each, the
total outlay for their Instalatlon will
be about $1,000,000.
Gardening in Schools.
The protests which have long been
made against what their originators
designate as the frills of New York's
system of public school education
have apparently not been in vain, for
it now seems'certain that next spring
will see a novel though extremely
practical course added to the public
school curriculum. This will be a
course known as school gardening.
It .Is being recognized by educators as
a means of teaching practical agricul
ture to the pupils, a thing heretofore
difficult in city schools. Already tried
on a very small scale, school garden
ing has proved so successful as to
make it seem certain that It is to be
come a permanent and important fea
ture of public school education not
only here but in other large cities as
New Dress Goods Loud and Costly.
The feminine visitor to New York
in search of a winter wardrobe is
likely " to find more barbaric colors,
and incidentallj higher prices, this
year than ever. One noted authority
on these matters Is of the opinion that
New York has gone clothes mad,
pointing out that never before have
there been such gorgeous materials,
such richness of fabric or brilliancy
of colors nor such marked activity on
the part of feminine shoppers. Early
as it is, it seems as though every one
is intent on buying her whole winter
wardrobe right -now, and. Incidentally,
on spending a lot of money on It
Some of the new dress fabrics are as
high as $25 and $35 a yard.
he Is corroborated by "Webber and Val
lon, that Becker commanded them to
do away with Rosenthal or accept the
alternative of beln sent to Sing Sing,
the victims, they say, of a Becker
To these men, with their guilty fears
and childish superstitions, it Is said,
Becker was all powerful. He could do
whatever he threatened to do. What
ever he told them he could do he
could do. They had seen him exercise
his mysterious power on many occa
sions, and when he told them he was
supreme In the police department, they
could only tremble and believe.
True, the evidence, for the most part
against Becker, Is furnished by gamb
lers and crooks.
Becker's Defence.
This is a circumstance that Becker
will not overlook, nor fall to urge to its
last possible adventage to himself. In
deed he has already indicated that this
(Continued on next page).
JUL Ha I!; JrkJUlJ
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Sweden Will Have to Pay
$243,000 as the Expense
For Big Athletic Meet.
Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 5. Finan
cially the Olympic games were a great
failure, not less than $243,000" having
been lost by the organizers, according
nvnm h. oo-i i V """-""- i
tbl, SSnes ? wer .SSXti-FX0? S?0rt I
tne games were acknowledged to have
.. ic i.ujii auuiuug oi tne accounts.
ueeiu wen conaucteo. Uood order and i
system were characteristic of the pro-
gram from day to dav. But this "nnrt
management meant heaw rnqt anfi i th
nromoters of th offoi. fi.n .iAm..i.. '
facing this great deficit This amount
does not Include the cost of the
The whole Income from the stadium,
including season tickets, was slightly
more than $270,000. On the day of the
Marathon $22,788 was taken in at the
gates and adding to this the season
tickets for that day the income was
$34,128. which is the largest sum ever
taken in Sweden Xbr a public affair.
Sweden is not disheartened by the
deficit as It was expected from the
start and the country feels well re
paid in having shown the world the
high degree of her sportsmanship and
management She was successful In
both of these endeavors and it is con
sidered certain that the Swedish gov
ernment, recognizing these facts, will
not hesitate to place at the disposal of
the committee the funds necessary to
pay all of its debts.
To Grant Subsidy For Display.
It Is expected that the Swedish gov
ernment will grant a considerable sub
sidy to the Swedish participants in the
Panama Pacific exposition.
John Hammar, managing director of
the Swedish Exportation society, " has
left for San Francisco to prepare for
the participation of Sweden. A number
of industries are deeply interested in
the exposition and these are already
plannlng their exhibits. Among these
are the wood pulp interests, the tele
phone companies, the Swedish match
Industry and the makers of creamery
Golden Cushion For Royal Autographs.
A unique contribution toward the
erection of a Swedish building at the
Panama Pacific International exposi
tion at San Francisco Is to be made bv
Miss Ida Olson, president of the Wom
an's Auxiliary of the Swedish-American
society of California.
It is a golden cushion, which, when
finished, will have on its surface the
embroidered autographs of distin
guished Swedish and American officials.
The cover already contains the names
of King Gustav, written by his own
(Contluued on Next Fag.)
,.1 rjT """ "" e joni illustrate tne belligerent aspect which characterizes all the battle
ships that are at anchor In New York harbor, awaiting the grand naval review of the Atlantic fleet
The Florida's men are here seen enjoying their hours of leisure. The npper view shows them roller skattos
ob ie deck, while below they are going off on shore leave.
. -
National Children's Bureau
Is Started in a Modest
Way in Washington.
(By Frederic J. Haskin.)
ashington, D. C, Oct 5. Several
years aco the head of a nurses' settle-
racm in rew lore uity. toucneu oy ine
conns "nder which hundreds of
?,,., -hiidrpn within h.r vn(.wii
.. . 1 j -V 7V
we.r,e f- conceived the Idea of a
-National Children s bureau to study all
tne needs of children as well as the
adverse conditions under which such a
large proportion of them are compelled
10 live. The bureau has now been
established, Mrs. Florence Kelly, of
tne National Consumers' league, of
America, strongly seconded the Idea
ana a bill was presented to congress
autnorlzing the establishment of such
a oureau. It required careful consid
eration, -however,- because at first It
coum not be determined under what
aepartment a children's bureau, estab
lished for the collection and dissemina
tion of all kinds of information con
cerning children, should properly come,
senator Borah was one of the first
prominent men to become interested
ana it is the bill he introduced which
was passed last April authorizing the
establishment of the Childrens' bureau
unaer the supervision of the depart
ment of commerce and labor. The
oureau was to be under the direction
ot a chief appointed by the president
of the United States and its stated ob
ject is to investigate and report to the
aepartment upon all matters pertaining
to tne welfare of children and child
lire among all classes of people, to
especially investigate the causes of in
xant mortality, the birth rate, orphan
ages, juvenile courts, desertion, dan
gerous occupations and legislation af
iectmg children in the several states
and territories. The results of these
investigations are to De puDiisnea by j
. A. . . .... . . I
tne chief of the bureau in whatever
manner may be prescribed by the sec
retary ot commerce and labor.
Starts in Modest "Way.
The bureau has neen started upon a
moaest scale under the direction of
jmiss Julia C Lathrop. who has oeen
associated with Miss Jane Addams in
tne management of the children's work
connected with Hull house In Chicago,
ana who has also for years made a
stuay of the conditions of children in
otner countries and the various means
wnicn are being established for their
wenare and protection. The bureau
opened its headquarters In Washington
(Continued on Next Page.)
Real Estate and Too Late To Classify
Cider Has No Apple Juice
in It and Oysters Are
Loaded With Zinc.
London, England. Oct 5. An effi
cient pure food law is sadly needed
in Great Britain, according to the in
dications of the government chemist
in his annua report on the work of
his laboratory.
Cider is a favorite beverage in
England for those . who prefer soft
drinks ana it Is stated that the great
majority of so-called "non-alcoholic
ciders" are entirely free from fer
mented apple juice and are simply
solutions of sugar which have been
aerated, flavored and colored. Bev
erages cf this class are frequently
prepared from liquids or essences sup
pllel by manufacturers, who also fur
nish a recipe for making cider from
them.' In one brand examined a liquid
supplied by a .continental firm as "con
concentrated apple juice,' was found to
be strong solution of sugar flavored
with fruit essence, colored with an
iline dye and quite free from apple
(Continued on next page).
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct 5. The proposi
tion to annex Imperial and San Diego
counties, the southermost counties of
California, to, Arizona, was given fresh
Impetus this week by the arrival in
.rnoemx oi l vonaenberg,
nnp of
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"e leaumg spirits oi .oronado, a
suburb of San Dieiro.
Mr. Vondenberg Is a firm believer in
annexation, and says he believes that
were the matter left to a vote of the
people of the two counties In question
the proposition would carry by an over
whelming majority.
"And. we are not philanthropists,
purely in this attitude," he said. "While
we believe the acquisition of a sea
port and the acquisition of so much
rich farming and mineral lands, there
by adding to the taxable value of the
state would be to Arizona's advantage,
we believe on our part that we would
be greatly benefited. It would give
San Diego an added value as a port of
entry. We bellere, too, that the vast
sums of money soent annually by Arl-
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nfiTPRBg seara ORB
iju i miiihuu uia
Review Will Include 123 War
' .Vessels, Comprising En
tire Atlantic Fleet.
President Taft to Witness
Naval Show on October 15
From the Mayflower.
Vessels: Displacem't
31 battleships 478.50S
4 armored cruisers ........ 58,000
4 cruisers 15,583
20 special type 55,373
6 naval militia vessels...... 4,581;
8 fuel ships 88,385
24 destroyers 16,947
16 torpedoboats 3,023
10 submarines . ....................
New York. N. Y., Oct 5. Admiral Hu
go Osterhaus. on his flagship Wyoming,
with 15 other battleships, arrived In
New York harbor today to await the
naval review of the Atlantic fleet on
the Hudson river, Oct 12-15.
The coming of this preliminary fleet
has put the metropolis on the qui vive
and by the time the mobilization has
been completed the enthusiasm will ba
The entire Atlantic fleet will be in
line. This includes 31 battleships, four
armored cruisers, 20 special type ves
sels, eight fuel ships, 26 destroyers.
17 torpedo boats and nine submarines,
or 123 ships of all classes.
Last Vear there were but 99 ships.
The total tonnage of the fleet is
720,486. When the boats are all here
there will be on board 1000 commis
sioned officers, 30O warrant officers,
and 27.000 enlisted men.
To Be Reviewed by Presldent-
The big day of the fleet will be Oct
15, when it will be reviewed by presi
dent Taft and secretary Meyer. The
president will view the fleet from his
yacht, the Mayflower.
Secretary Meyer will be on board the
yacht Dolphin and will have with him
members of the senate and house com
mittees on naval affairs, together with
foreign diplomats and other distin
guished guests.
On the day of the presidential re
view, secretary Meyer and his staff
will board the Mayflower, which will
move up to the head of the column and
drop anchor. Then the president will
receive the admirals of the fleet and
the commanders according to their
rank, after which he will return and
visit calling first on admiral Oster
haus on board the Wyoming.
As the president proceeds down the
line each ship will float his flag dur
ing his stay on It and as he approaches
each vessel the presidential salute will
be fired.
After he has exhausted his calling
list the president will return to the
Mayflower, which will be anchored at
an advantageous point for the chief
executive to see the vessels as they
steam out of the harbor.
Another Interesting feature of the
mobilization will be the participation
of six of the vessels which have been
loaned to the various states for the
use of the naval militia.
Just what ships will participate has
not been determined. But they will he
manned by their militia crews and it
will be the first time the naval militia
has been priviliged to take part In such
a pretentious naval affair.
Gotham to Entertain Lavishly.
The entertainment of the officers and
men. so far as the city is concerned,
will be in the hands of the special com
mittee appointed by the mayor. This
committee includes former "mayor Seth
Low. J. Pierpont Morgan, B. Altman.
William "VJlncent Astor Samuel Bloom
ingdale. Gen. Vllson, Ogden Mills, Hen
ry W. Taft Oscar Straus and B Fultoa
Cutting. There are, in alL 480 mem
bers of the mayor's committee, who
will see to It that neither the enlisted
men nor the officers will lack for en
tertainment during the stay of the
fleet here.
Because of the early arrival of ad
miral Osterhaus and 16 of the biggest
vessels in the navy, the committee on
entertainment has decided to start
right in on the 7th to show the boys a
good time.
Monday, the 7th, will probably be
taken up in making official calls.
The next three days will be devoted
to the entertaining of the enlisted men.
The mayor will tell them that the city
Is theirs and they will proceed to take
it It Is not likely that any formal
function will be given for the enter
tainment of the enlisted rr-in. It being
more to their taste to be given the
freedom of the town. They can gen
erally manege to find their own pleas
ure if left unhampered.
On Friday, the 11th. there will be a
(Continued on next. page).
zonans at Los Angeles beaches would,
after annexation, be spent at the San
Diego beaches.
"I look to see the Mexican rebels in
vade Lower California and set up an
independent republic. If so, it would
be but a matter of a few years when
the new republic will do as Texas did.
ask to be annexed to the United States.
It is the richest part of Mexico, both
in mineral and agricultural resources
and would be a valuable acquisition,
hut that, has nothing to do with the
annexation of Imperial and San Diego
counties by Arizona. There are no legal
difficulties in the way. If the counties
in question and the state of Arizona are
agreed upon the proposition, the bal
ance of the state of California, which
has always neglected, can't object ef
fectively. We want rrany things from
congress which the California repre
sentatives and senators coming, as they
do, from the north, won t get for us.
We feel that If we were a part of Ari
zona we would be given more attention."

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