The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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00 TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR AT
SING SING PRISON AS THE
CLOCK TOLLS LAST MO-
MENTS OF EASTER.
Through "Bald I ck" Roto *ho h «
no mon hair on hi* head than a bil-
liard ball, hla partner, Rosenthal b
came friendly with Pollc# Lieutenant
Becker, then in command of th«
"strong arm squad" entrusted with
the suppression of gambling.
PROTEST THEIR INNOCENCE OF
HERMAN ROSENTHAL'S MURDER
"Dago Frank" Clroflci, An Italian,
"Lefty Louis" Rosenberg, "Gyp
The Blood" and "Whltey Lewla"
the Last Three Jews Exe-
cuted; Becker Still Lives.
* + + + + * + + + + + + + + + +
♦ CIROFICI'S CONFESSION ♦
♦ Shortly before "Dago Frank" +
♦ Clroflci went to the death chair +
+ be told Warden Clancy that +
♦ "Gyp the Blood" Horowltl. ♦
+ "Lefty Louie" Hosenberg and +
♦ Harry Vallon, the informer, flred +
♦ the ahots which killed Herman ♦
♦ Rosenthal, for which crime the +
♦ four gunmen paid the penalty. ♦
♦ "So far as 1 know Becker had ♦
♦ nothing to do with this case," ♦
♦ Clroflci Is Bald to have confessed ♦
♦ "It was a gambler's fight." ♦
♦ Clroflci averred he was live ♦
♦ miles away at the time the crime ♦
♦ was committed and that "Whltey ♦
♦ Lewis" Seldenshner, although ♦
♦ present at the scene of the shoot- ♦
♦ ing, did uot lire any of the shots. ♦
♦ Clroflci made no attejipt how
♦ ever, to deny that he was In- ♦
♦ eluded in the original plot to ♦
♦ slay Rosenthal. +
Osslnlng. N. Y.—Harry Horowltl,
Louis Rosenberg, Frank Clroflci and
Seldenshamer have spent their last
day on earth.
The four gunmen, w hose picturesque
aliases were flung across the conti-
nent after the murder of the Now
Yqrk gambler, Herman Rosenthal,
they died at dawn Monday In the elec
trie chair at Sing Sing prison, con
vlcted of that murder.
To relatives who bade them good
bye and to their spiritual advisers
the four condemned men again de
clared their Innocence and as night
settled down over the prison and the
death watch stood close about their
cells, they denied their guilt until the
The conviction and sentencing of
the four gunmen and Police Lleuten
ant Charles Becker, who was charged
with having hired the gangsters to
do the killing, were some of the many
indictments that followed the murder
According to testimony that An
veloped later, Herkor loaned Rosen-
than $1,600. taking a mortgage on
Rosenthal's furniture as security thus
becoming Ibe gambler's "silent part-
ner" Rose collected from Rosenthal
Becker's share In the profits and Is
alleged to have collected for Becker
from otner gamblers who were given
"protection" by the "storm arm chief,"
Becker gave Immunity from raids to
Rosenthal, but there finally came a
time when things commenced to be
talked about and Becker was ques-
tioned at police headquarters. In or-
der to make things look good, Becker
had to raid Rosenthal, and he en-
plained It to the latter. Several fake
raids were "pulled ofT." but when
Becker finally Informed Rosenthal that
he would have to "stand for a pinch."
the gambler objected most strenuous-
ly. He and Becker then came to an
Shortly after this Rosenthal was
raided by Inspector Hayes and Cap-
tain llay of the West Forty seventh
street precinct. Rosenthal believed
Becker was behind It. A uniformed
policeman was stotloned In Rosen-
thal's gambling house to see that the
law was not violated, with the result
that Rosenthal lost many hundreds of
dollars. Rosenthal tried to get war-
rants from a city magistrate for the
arrest of Inspector Hayes and Cap
tain Day on charges of oppression,
but they were refused. Rosenthal
then commenced to talk, a most fatal
thing for an underworld character to
do The newspapers haard of Rosen-
thal, and reporters went to see him.
The gambler talked freely—too freely
for his safety—about the police. On
the morning of July 14. 1912, Rosen-
thal's affidavit accusing Becker was
printed In full, together with Becker's
The news that Rosenthal was about
to "squeal" was flashed through the
tenderloin like wlldflre. On the night
of July IB. Becker was at a prize
fight In Madison Square Garden-later
at his home in Edgecombe avenue
where it was alleged he awaited word
of Rosenthal's murder, Rose was seen
driving about town In a red touring
car and later In a gray car. Rosen
thai went to the Hotel Metropole
shout midnight with a party of
friends. As the long hand of the clock
rested on the hour a bellboy Informed
the gambler that a friend wanted to
see him outside. Rosenthal went to
the door and stepped out. As he did
so four shots rang out. Rosenthal
fell, and four men ran to a gray auto-
mobile at the curb, leaped in and
Confessions Come Quickly.
William Llbby, owner of the murder
car, and Louis Shapiro, driver of It,
were arrested the same day. Shapiro
confessed that Jack Rose had hired
the car Within forty-eight hours ^
Jack Rose took a taxlcab to police j suits
headquarters and surrendered. The
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES FULL
LIST DE THE SELECTIONS FOB COMING
NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
The state board of education, sit
time as a textbook commission ha*
completed the adoption of textbooks
for use in the public schools so far
as actual adoption of the books is con-
The board will meet again within
the uext week or so, wheu the course
of study based on the adoptions will
be outlined. Successful publishing
houses aro required under the law
to have their contract with the state
signed and completed within thirty
days from the date of adoption of
Until the new course of study has
been mapped out no accurate compar-
ison can be made between the new
adoption and the old adoption. In
making the new adoption, members of
the board stated, the attempted
adoption in 1912 was not recognized
in any way. The 1908 adoption was
the only one that received official
It was estimated by Dr. F. B. Fite
of Muskogee, member of the board,
that the present adoption would
change more than 60 percent of the
books now in use in the schools, un
der the 1908 adoption. The adoption
is eective August 1 of the present
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IN THE PUBLIC EYE
of Herman Rosenthal. The board of i arrests of "Brldgey
aldermen, the state legislature, the Harry Vallon. associates of Rose, foi-
citizens' union, the bureau of munici- lowed In quick order. Tills trio saw-
pal research, the Roskefeller bureau but one chance to save themselves,
of social hygiene, the district attor- and there was a neck and neck race
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ney's office and many private agencies
conducted investigations into condi
tions in New York City's underworld
and conditions surrounding the New
York police. Grand Juries returned ' Whltey Lewis'* and Pago
twenty-three indictments, and even oast side gangsters and gunmen, to
the effect of the murder of Rosen- assassinate Rosenthal giving thein
to District Attorney Whitman. Rose
got there first, and told the prosecutor
that at Pecker's command ht hired
Lefty Louis." "Gyp the Blood,M
$1,000 for the Job.
Th grand Jury was convened hur-
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Appointment of K. E. Kiddle ol Judge Riddle has never been a can
Chickasha, as associate justice of th.>j didate for off.ee and his elevation to
supreme court lo HII the vacant ibe supreme court of the state Is the
i t i . ti I, ... „ th , first public position he has ever held,
which occurred on April i when the * *
resignation of Chief Justice Hayes
became effective, was announced by j
Governor Cruce. When Judge Riddle |
took his place on the bench he was
the third member of the court who
has been appointed within the past
>ear by Governor Cruce.
Judge Riddle is a native of Moore
county Tennessee, where he was born
in 1870. He was reared on a farm and
received his early educational train-
ing In private and country schools. At
the age of 21 he entered Holbrook
normal college at Lebanon. O., where
he began the study of his chosen pro-
fession. After leaving college he con-
tinued the study of law in the office
of S. A. Billingsley in Lynchburg,
Tenn., until he was admitted to the
bar to practice In his native state.
In 1894 he came to Indian Territory,
locating at Chickasha, where he has
since resided. Son after he located
at Chickasha he was admitted to prac-
tice luw In his adopted state by the
United States court which was pre
Judge F. E. Riddle.
During his residence at Chickasha he
sided over at that time by Judge C. B. has devoted his entire time to the
thai Is felt yet in graft exposures. Th
recent exposures of wire tapping graft
In the police department resulted di-
rectly from the Rosenthal killing and
the. investigations that followed it.
Herman Rosenthal was a product of
the east side. He operated the notor-
ious Hesper club in Second avenue, Last month he was returned to the uteratui. Ketall fi l
for a time, and then, as he became Tombs to await a now trial, granted change^Me .^Himrsr,Literature, by-
more prosperous, moved to the ten-j by the supreme court. Charles K Merrill Cc
derloin, opening a gambling estab-j The four gunmen were arrested la change 50c.
llshment in West Forty-fifth street ' the weeks that followed. =======
Stuart, now of Oklahoma City.
Spent For Insurance $10,584,194.57
Residents of Oklahoma paid out a
total of $10,584,194.57 for insurrnce
of all kinds during the year 1913 and
received from the insurance com-
panies $4,622,582.08, according to fig-
ures compiled by the state insurance
department from the statements sub-
mitted by the companies.
Fire insurance companies had the
lowest loss ratio in Oklahoma in 1913
that they have had at any time since
statehood, when accurate figures for
the entire state began to be available.
For the five years ending with 1912
the average was 59.9 per cent. For
1913 it was only 44.055 per cent.
The net amount of fire insurance |
written in the state last year was
$231,210,974,353, on which the pre-
miums received by the companies
[practice of law.
Ask Exemption In Pipe Line Rule
A request for exemption from he
provisions of Article 2, Chapter 53
of the Harris Day code, which regu-
lates pipe line companies and desig-
nates them as common carriers and
purchasers, was filed with the corpor-
ation commission by the Kathleen Oil
Co., Only Oil Co., Toxaway Oil Co.,
and the Sperry Oil and Gas Co., pro-
ducing companies in the Cushing
These companies, according to
their petition to the corporation com-
mission, are planning the purchase of
a pipe line extending from the Cush-
ing oil field to the city of Cushing
for the purpose of handling their own
production to meet an emergency
said to exist in their territory.
JOHN FIELDS IS
El P. CHOICE
REPUBLICAN PREFERENTIAL CON-
VENTION RECOMMENDS HIM
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Applied Arts I 'rawing Books: Books
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Hitchcock's Composition and Rhetoric.
eRtail !>4c. exchange 47c. Henry Holt
It is stated in tlie petition that the
amounted to *3,785.342.07. The lossoa ; production In tho Cu.hlng field has
paid were $1,764,237.78 and the losses i increased beyond the capacity of ex-
incurred $1,667,681.53. In 1912 the istlng pip* lines and purchaslnK agen-
premiums received were $3,650,119.70, | < '«. and that the contemplated pur
losses paid $2,104,842.76 and losses1 ' hase of a pipe line by the four com
incurred $2,196,080.16. j panle. is to secure an outlet and
The twelve leading companies m | market for their production.
Oklahoma last year In point of pre-j The law which they seek to be ex
mlum receipts, eleven of them being | empted from, among other things
American and one a foreign company. | makes pipe line companies common
were: St Paul. $313,910.76; Home, purcha.ers and provides that such
$264 268.75; National, $237,566.77; j companies shall not discriminate
Hartford $206,695.56; Aetna. $206,-1 amOT,« producers; that they shall
409 75- Springfield, $170,035.14; Con-1 purcha«e the same amount of oil from
tinental. $151,660.38; Fidelity-Phoe-1 each producer in the field where their
nix, $148,942,27; German American lines operate.
and Cierman Alliance, $137,115.25; j It is the intention of the companies.
' Liverpool, London & Globe, $136, it is stated, to pipe their oil into
j L'65.40; Connecticut. $125,407.99; In-, Cushing and there store it until it is
j Kurance Company of North America, i marketed. If the companies are re
| $114.2116.07. j quired to adhere to the provisions of 1
I Life insurance companies wrote in jjie jaw jn question they would b<
: Oklahoma in 1913, 43,980 policies for reqUjreti to purchase from other pro
| an aggregate amount of $42,14:1.M0.r.'., ducer8 ,n th(I fleld whi]e thelr plpp I
as compared with P0's f"r |jne jp staled is bought and maln-
a total of $34,936,011.52 In 1913. The ...... .
, ' , ... tamed for the sole purpose of carry-
total number of policies in force was , ,
increased from IOL',312 in 1912 to storms and marketing their
116,967 in 1913 and the total amount own production.
of insurance in force from $115,712.-« The companies declare they are in |
964.09 to $136,143,642.64. The pre- j no wise common carriers or public
miums received in 1912 were $3,<67,-1 gervjCe concerns and for that reason
128.96 and the claims paid $791,923.25, exemption from the law.
compared with $4,298,320.45 and
SELECTION IS BY ACCLAMATION
Eugene Lawton of Nowata Is Hit
Running Mate.—Judge Burford
of Guthrie Named to Oppose
Senator Thomas P. Gore.
G. O. P. NOMINEES.
For governor, John Fields of Okla-
For Lieutenant governor, Kugene
Lawson of Nowata.
For secretary of state, l)r. H. B.
Prentiss of Bartlesville.
For state auditor, S. A. Davis of
For attorney general, W. C. Ste*
For state treasurer, Dr. L. Mathis,
For state superintendent, C. Q- Van-
For examiner and inspector, John
S. Woofter, Sapulpa.
For chief mine inspector, Pat Mai-
loy of Alderson.
For assistant mine inspectors, first
district. John Hall of Coalgate; sec
ond district, M. J. Smith of McAl
ester; third district. Ed L. Standifer
For labor commissioner. C. C. Zeig
ler of Oklahoma City.
For commissioner of charities and
corrections, Mrs. Alice Curtice of
For insurance commissioner, Fred
B. Hoyt of Chandler.
For president of board of agricul-
ture, H. Emerson of Enid.
For corporation commissioner, Sher-
man Hill of Cherokee.
For justices supreme court, second
district, L. S. Dolman of Ardmore;
fourth district, A. T. Hoys of Okla
honia City; fifth district, llenry J
Sturgis of Enid.
For clerk of the supreme court, Ho-
mer Purcell of Guymon.
For judge of the criminal court of
appeals, eastern district, Philos Jones
For United States senator, Judge
John H. Burford of Guthrie.
Oklahoma City—John Fields. Okla-
homa City editor, was nominated for
governor by acclamation and without
opposition by the republican state
preferential convention. His was the
many indictments and cdnvictions thai followed
In the investigation of gambling1 tenced to three years in fling Ring
end graft that followed there resulted Serving sentence.
the following: Eugene Fox, former policeman, in-
Former Police Lieutenant Dennis dieted for bribery, pleaded guilty and
Sweeney, John J. Murtha. James F. turned state's witness. Sentence sus-
Thompson and James E. Hussey, con- pended.
victed of conspiracy to obstruct Jus- ThomftS w WaJfh former cnpta,n
tlce by keeping <,e<>rJe ■ ' PP , of the Fast 126th street police station,
ness, out of the Jurisdiction, sentenced •
to one year ln the penitentiary on confessed, and pleaded guilty to brlb-
BlaokwelVs island and fined $500 each. Ty and turned state's evidence His
Thev are now serving the sentence, testimony was the cornerstone of tho
Indictments for bribery were also re- evidence against the four Inspectors,
turned against each of them and they He died last June.
may be tried for the graver offense Kdward J. Newell, an attorney, ln-
when they leave the island. llcted for bribery and attempting to
John J. Hartlgan. former policeman. jnfluonCe a witness Pleaded guilty
convicted of perjury and sentenced to |e the |atI(,r an(j tllrnP(j state's evl.
three years in Sing Sing. Serving
Thomas P. Robinson, former police-
man, convicted of bribery, and sen
tenced to Sing Sing for a term of from
eix to ten years. Serving sentence
Peter J. Duffy, former sergeant ol
police, convicted of bribery and sen was granted a new trial.
Gore Takes Poll On Canal Issue.
Washington—First returns from a
poll Senator Gore Is making of dele-
gates to the national convention at
Baltimore on the canal tolls Issue
were issued by the democratic canal
committeemen. They showed 338 for
repealing the clause of the toll ex-
emption set and 69 against repeal
while 11 were non-committal. Debate
on the repeal has centered largely on In the anti trust suit against the Stan-
the declaration of the Baltimore con dard Oil Co of New Jersey, which re-
vention Dlatform for free tolls, which suited in the payment of $500,000 pen-
the antl repaaleri claim ha been vlo-1 alty by the company. He was 3", and
MCALESTER CHOICE OF 0. E. S. DEAD COW COSTS OWNER S300.00
dence Sentence suspended.
Ashley Shea, a gambler, pleaded
guilty to Indictment for bribery and
turned state's evidence. Sentence
A few weeks ago Churles Becker
Next Grand Chapter to Be Held
There; Mrs. Ooye Grand Matron
Guthrie—Mrs. Ilortcnse Doye of
Guthrie was selected grand matron
and McAlester named for the next
session of the grand chapter of the
Order of Eastern Star in its closing
session here. The grand chapter was
closed with the Installation of the new
officers as follows
Grand matron. Hortense Doye, Guth-
rie: grand patron, D. D. Hoag. Ana-
darko; associate grand matron. An
m'tti' B. Khler, Hennessey; associate
grand patron. William M. Crawford.
Muskogee; grand secretary. Mary E.
Alverson, Blackwell; grand treasurer.
Gladys llargls. Pawhuska; irrand con-
ductor. Mary E. Seaman, Tulsa, and
associate grand conductor, Osa E.
The meeting of the chapter was
the most successful ever held. Dr. D
Halley of McAlester, sovereign
grand inspector general for Oklahoma
Scottish Kite Masons, attended the
Expensive Litigation Over
Worth Only $35
$1,054,87.86 respectively in 1913
Fraternal insurance associations
to the amount of
$26,490,995 during the year 1913
They received from their members,
$1,540,440.13, paid death claims of
$903,314.34 and disability claims of
Casualty companies received prem
, turns of' $865,577.29 in 1912 and
Brute $960,091.92 in 1913. They paid losses
| of $475,481.20 in the former year and
| $695,102.26 in the latter.
The total amount of premiums re-
lone red cow upon | cejve(j )n au classes during 1913 was
$10.584,194.57 and the total amount
which a jury in the county court fixed
a value of $35, will have cost its own- I or losses paid was $4,622,
er more than $300 by the time court
costs are paid. And, to add insult
to injury, the old cow is now dead
While claimants and attorneys wer«
fighting for her possession, she gro
old and weary and finally "gave up
the ghost." The case was that of
Dave Moody against Harve Evans,
arising in the justice court at Savan-
na two years ago. The cow had dis-
appeared in 1907 and was not found
until 1912, then In the possession Oi
Evans. The justice court gave her
to Moody, on replevin, but Evans ap-
The trial Just ended, which also re-
sulted in Moody's favor, was the sec-
ond in the county court. The court
costs are $300. The cow died last
Railroads Are Satisfied
The Iron Mountain. Oklahoma Cen
tral and Rock Island railroads and
the Wells Fargo and United States
express companies notified the etate
board of equalization that they were
satisfied with the action of the board
In deciding to assess them on the
same basis as last year. The Iron
Mountain was assessed at $33,000 a
mile for main track and $5,355 for
side track; Oklahoma Central $8.000, county. May
for main line and $^.000 for side pany, Granit
Marshal Finds 30 Gins Burred.
Thirty cotton gins have been burn-
ed in the period of time between
October 5, 1911, to March 16, 1914.
with a total loss of $214,247, aceo.'d
ing to information secured by State
Fire Marshal C. C. Hammonds, uho
has been preparing some data rela-
tive to the burning of cotton gins
The value of the buildings was fcGG.
865 and that of the contents $147,
Of the thirty gins burned nine of
the fires at least were of incendiary
origin, according to the investigation
made of the fires. Origin of the fires
only name presented to the delegates
| as the nominee to head the state
! ticket, the other men who have been
; mentioned declining at the last minute
, to permit the use of their names.
Tho nomination for United States
senator, which was given to Judge
' John 11. Burford of Guthrie, member
of the state senate, brought out the
largest number of aspirants that was
i presented to the convention for nonv
I ination to any of the offices. Sii
i names were put before the delegates.
Judge Burford, John Fmbry and E. E
Blake of Oklahoma City; Charles
of the remainder is given as i n
known, but in many cases sufficient
information has been gained to make
it look very suspicious, according to
the fire marshal.
The gins burned said in the report
to have been set on fire are the
Farmers Gin and Mill company, f.o-
tebo; Duncan Cotton company. Dun-
can. both in October, 1911; Washita
Union Gin and Grain company, of
Mountain View, October. 1911 gin
of A. K. Creighton, Inola, Rogers
1912; Slatin Gin corn-
May, 1913; T. A. Stan-
Creager of Muskoge
track; Rock Island 541 892 for main i.eli. Bel:
line and $6,426 for side track Th^
Wells-Fargo was assessed last year at
$160 a mile for railroads an<l $100
for interurban. and the United States
at $120 a mile for railroads.
Pontotoc county. July,
1913; A. A. Dulanev, Claypool, Jef-
ferson county, January, 1914; and
two gins of Scott and Smith and C.
('raff at Crescent, Logan county,
ERECT NEW CHUPCH AT EL RENO
Christian Denomination Will Build
Auto Strikes Cow; Attorney Killed.
Galveston--Richard G. Maurv,
criminal oistrict attorney of Harris
county and prominent clubman, was
killed when an automobile he \\a« here for the erection of a $20,000
One to Cost $20,000
El Reno.—Plans have been perfect
driving struck a cow. Mr Maury
served as an assistant to the attor-
ney general of Texas last year in an
Investigation of Texas oil companies
and was leading counsel for the state
church building, for the Christian con-
Work on the building will be begun
by the first of May. At a banquet
recently by the congregation of the
church $3,500 was raised to start the
fund for the building. It will be
across the street from the present
Roberts To Be Tried
Enid.—Ralph Roberts, former clerk
of the superior court, was arraigned
here and pleaded not guilty to a
charge of embezzlement of court
funds. The charge preferred by *he
state is specifically the illegal taking
of $475 from the funds of the clerk's
office. The time of the preliminary
hearing was set for April 15, although
it was intimated to the court that the
preliminary hearing might be waived.
The court fixed Robert's bond at
$5,000. Roberta was caught in Wash-
Slver Bed Oil Lease to Kate Barnard
Eliminating Ed Trapp. former state
State is Prosperous
Bradstreets report for week end
ing Saturday, April 11, makes a good I auditor from the bidding, the school
showing for Oklahoma City. The land commission awarded leases on
bank clearings for the week endinu six tracts of river bed for oil and
April 8 gave Oklahoma City an in gas purposes. Kate Barnard, who ap
crease of 41.6 per cent over the same pealed to the commission several
week last year, while the increase of days ago when she made a bid on a
the whole country was but 5.9 per tract in the Cimarron river, said that
cent and outside of New York 2.5 it would be used in behalf of home-
per cent. The same authority states less girls, secured the lease she
that the area of winter win at plant-, sought at her own bid. She bid 15^4
ed ln this state is 2,541,000 acres as per cent gros3 production on oil and
against 1,882,000 acres last year, an 17H gross production
| of Fonca City; W. B. Johnson of Ard
Nominations for governor, lieu
tenant governor and secretary of state
were made from the floor of the con-
vention. Other nominations were sug-
gested to the convention by commit-
tee and acted upon by the convention
In the temporary organization Judg*
Joseph A. Gill of Craig county was
elected temporary chairman; Zac
Price of Greer county, secretary, and
Amos Ewing of Guthrie, sergeant at
arms. Thomas R. Reed of Canadian
county *as made permanent chair*
man. Pf nk W. Greer of Tulsa, per-
HilERTA ORDERED TO APOLOGIZE
Or Explain Why to the Whole Amer^
Washington.—President Wilson or-
dered virtually the entire Atlantic
fleet to Mexican waters to force a pub-
lic salute to the Stars and Stripes
from the lluerta government as an
apology for the arrest of American
marines at Tampico.
No ultimatum lias been issued, that
is. no specified time has been set with-
;n which the lluerta government must
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