1915-07-30 FARR DR CHARLES W PRISON MD

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Final Plea l'lea llea Plea l'lea llea Plea l'lea llea of Condemned Man's Mans Man's Mans Wife Fails to Move Mov'e Move Mov'e .Governor Governor oGovernor .Governor Governor oGovernor .Governor Governor oGovernor of New York to Grant Grant. Grant Grant. Commutation. Commutation Commutation. Commutation WHITMAN WHITM4N WHITMAN WHITM4N IS ATTACKED IN LETTER INS-LETTER INS LETTER INS-LETTER INS LETTER INS-LETTER INS BY BECKER You Can Destroy My Life But But. But But. Not the .tpe tpe the .tpe tpe the .tpe tpe Character Character- Character Character- of an Innocent Man He Writes. Writes Writes. Writes Os intng. intng intng. intng N. N N. N T. T Y. Y T. T Y. Y T. T Y. Y T. T Y. Y July J'uly July J'uly f. f f. f The last .lut lut last .lut lut last .lut lut hope of Charles ChlLrles Charles- Charles ChlLrles Charles- Charles ChlLrles Charles- B ekar. ekar ekar. ekar twloa twice twloa twice convict coftvlct- coftvlct convict- convict coftvlct- coftvlct convict- convict coftvlct- coftvlct convict- convict coftvlct- coftvlct convict- ed for Instlgatlnr instigating Instlgatlnr instigating the murder of of. of of. Her Her- Her Her- man Rosenth Rosenthal. Rosenthal Rosenth Rosenthal. Rosenthal Rosenth Rosenthal. Rosenthal i died when whe when whe he. he ha he. he ha he. he ha was .told told -told .told told -told .told told -told early to night that hla his hla his wife wlte wife wlte had failed tailed. tailed failed tailed. tailed failed tailed. tailed to move move. move move. Governor GOvernor' Governor- Governor GOvernor' Governor- Governor GOvernor' Governor- Whitman to commute commute his his- his his- sentence to life Ifte iff life Ifte iff life Ifte iff ImpTison- ImpTison Imprison- Imprison ImpTison- ImpTison Imprison- Imprison ImpTison- ImpTison Imprison- Imprison ImpTison- ImpTison Imprison- Imprison men s This Thill This Thill Mrs. Mrs Mre. Mre Mrs. Mrs Mre. Mre Mrs. Mrs Mre. Mre Mrs. Mrs Mre. Mre Becker Becker' Becker Becker' asked uked asked uked of at of at the the. the the. rov- rov roy- roy rov- rov roy- roy rov- rov roy- roy rov- rov roy- roy ernor ernox ernor ernox at Pouchkeepsift. Pouchkeepsift ghkeeps1e.- ghkeeps1e. Pouchkeepsift. Pouchkeepsift ghkeeps1e.- ghkeeps1e. Pouchkeepsift. Pouchkeepsift ghkeeps1e.- ghkeeps1e. Pouchkeepsift. Pouchkeepsift ghkeeps1e.- ghkeeps1e. Falling Fp.lling Fplling Falling Fp.lling Fplling Falling Fp.lling Fplling In In. In In. her mission she -she she -she motored her to .to to .to break the news to her hfr her hfr husband husband. husband husband. but It al- al al- al rvady readY' readY rvady readY' readY rvady readY' readY bad had bad had reached rea.ched reached rea.ched him before ahe "he he ahe "he he ahe "he he ar rived. rived rived. rived Becker. Becker Becker. Becker It was w&ll wll was w&ll wll was w&ll wll said sai& sai said sai& sai said sai& sai had had- had had- not Dot not Dot expected clemency. clemency clemency. clemency Almost 'Almost Almost 'Almost at the moment rririnient moment rririnient the news new news new was received the priioner prl.oner prloner prisoner priioner prl.oner prloner prisoner priioner prl.oner prloner prisoner priioner prl.oner prloner prisoner gave out a letter letter' letter letter' he had written to Govern aovern- aovern govern- Govern aovern- aovern govern- Govern aovern- aovern govern- Govern aovern- aovern govern- or hitman attacking aUacklng ittacking- ittacking attacking aUacklng ittacking- ittacking attacking aUacklng ittacking- ittacking attacking aUacklng ittacking- ittacking the .the the .the executive for having as he Indicated .lndlcated lndlcated Indicated .lndlcated lndlcated Indicated .lndlcated lndlcated given Iven given Iven to the newspapers statements -which which --hich hich -which which --hich hich -which which --hich hich -which which --hich hich cast a "foul foul "toul toul "foul foul "toul toul "foul foul "toul toul "foul foul "toul toul aspersion on my character. character character. character and and. and and. for tor. tor for tor. tor for tor. tor which he ho he ho demanded a a. a a. retrac tion tlo11. tlo11 tlon. tlon tion tlo11. tlo11 tlon. tlon tion tlo11. tlo11 tlon. tlon tion tlo11. tlo11 tlon. tlon tion tlo11. tlo11 tlon. tlon In In. In In. this thie this thie letter 'Jetter Jetter 'etter etter letter 'Jetter Jetter 'etter etter letter 'Jetter Jetter 'etter etter letter 'Jetter Jetter 'etter etter letter 'Jetter Jetter 'etter etter Becker Ee1eer Becker Ee1eer again reiterated reiterated 'Innocence Innocence 'Innocence Innocence of the t1e the t1e crime for which-he which he whichhe which-he which he whichhe which-he which he whichhe which-he which he whichhe 'has has 'has has been' been beeIl' beeIl been' been beeIl' beeIl been' been beeIl' beeIl been' been beeIl' beeIl convicted. convicted convicted. convicted De cker Attaelu Attacks Attaelu Attacks Governor. Governor Governor. Governor "To To 'To "To To 'To "To To 'To these charges and-lo and lo an&lo anlo and-lo and lo an&lo anlo and-lo and lo an&lo anlo and-lo and lo an&lo anlo and-lo and lo an&lo anlo all dthers therll others dthers therll others dthers therll others I answer. answer answer. answer -tp.e tp.e -tie tie -tp.e tp.e -tie tie -tp.e tp.e -tie tie -tp.e tp.e -tie tie letter read "by by 'by "by by 'by "by by 'by repeat repeat- repeat repeat- ing'solemnly ingsolemnly ing'solemnly ingsolemnly on the brink of the world eorld world eorld to which you are' are are' are sending sendln sending sendln nie before my tlmei Ume time tlmei Ume time tlmei Ume time what was my constant onstant' onstant constant onstant' onstant constant onstant' onstant an sw r while In the world Tarn ram Tarn ram innocent as you of having havlrig having havlrig murdered Herman 'Herman Herman 'Herman Rosentha-l Rosentha l Rosenth Rosenthal Rosentha-l Rosentha l Rosenth Rosenthal Rosentha-l Rosentha l Rosenth Rosenthal Rosentha-l Rosentha l Rosenth Rosenthal Rosentha-l Rosentha l Rosenth Rosenthal or of ot of ot having counselled counselled. counselled counselled. procured or aldtfd aldld aided aldtfd aldld aided aldtfd aldld aided his murder murder. murder murder. or having having- having having- any knowledge of that dreadful crime. crime crime. crime The alleged statements which Becker 'BecKer -Becker Becker 'BecKer -Becker Becker 'BecKer -Becker referred to as having been credited to the governor govern'Or governor govern'Or were that he had offered o1tered offered o1tered to plea3 pleab plea3 pleab guilty of ot of ot murder In the second degree degreel degree degreel that .that that .that quoting from Becker's Beckers Becker's Beckers letter he "had had "had had Toffered ,01tered 01tered .offered offered Toffered ,01tered 01tered .offered offered Toffered ,01tered 01tered .offered offered Toffered ,01tered 01tered .offered offered Toffered ,01tered 01tered .offered offered to give give' give give' testimony testimony against agahlst against agahlst 'several several 's'everal ieveral 'several several 's'everal ieveral 'several several 's'everal ieveral 'several several 's'everal ieveral persons whose names are undisclosed of ot of ot having shared with me in .In in .In collecting money from law-breakers law breakers law-breakers law breakers law-breakers law breakers that he had sent' sent sent. sent' sent sent. sent' sent sent. counsel to two men arrested rrested arrested rrested for complicity complicity In .In In .In the .Rosenthai Rosenthai Rosenthal .Rosenthai Rosenthai Rosenthal .Rosenthai Rosenthai Rosenthal murder and that"wlth thatwlth that"wlth thatwlth a cruelty cruelty. cruelty cruelty. almost alm05t. alm05t almost. almost alm05t. alm05t almost. almost alm05t. alm05t almost. almost alm05t. alm05t almost. inconceivable inconceivable it la Is la Is stated that my first nnt flrst first nnt flrst first nnt flrst wife wire wite wife wire wite wife wire wite died under circumstances umstances. umstances circumstances umstances. umstances circumstances umstances. umstances warranting suspicion suspicion that I I. 1 I I. 1 I I. 1 caused her death. death death. death Becker explained the death of his hi. hi his hi. hi his hi. hi first wife by declaring declarln declaring declarln that she had died of "hasty hasty "hasty hasty consumption" consumption consumption" consumption and that o breath of. of ot of. of ot of. of ot suspicion had ever ever- ever ever- been raised against him In that connection."Able connection."Able to Destroy Destro Destroy Destro Me. Me Me. Me TMarkwell "Markwellsir Markwellsir TMarkwell "Markwellsir Markwellsir TMarkwell "Markwellsir Markwellsir sir sir. sir sir. these words .of of .of of mine mine. mine mine. th letter concluded .concluded. -Concluded concluded .concluded. -Concluded concluded .concluded. -Concluded "when when "when when -our our -our our power passes passea passes passea then 'then then 'then the truth of Rosenthals ofRosenthal"i ofRosenthali Rosenthal'8 Rosenthal8 Rosenthals ofRosenthal"i ofRosenthali Rosenthal'8 Rosenthal8 Rosenthals ofRosenthal"i ofRosenthali Rosenthal'8 Rosenthal8 Rosenthals ofRosenthal"i ofRosenthali Rosenthal'8 Rosenthal8 Rosenthals ofRosenthal"i ofRosenthali Rosenthal'8 Rosenthal8 murder murder. murder murder. will wHI will wHI become 'become become 'become known. known known" known. known known" known. known known" But nnt while you nominees nomlne nominees nomlne remain remafn remain remafn district attorneys and can hold the club over these these. these these. persons. persons persons. persons "YVith YVith -"With "With With "YVith YVith -"With "With With "YVith YVith -"With "With With "YVith YVith -"With "With With "YVith YVith -"With "With With the aid of of. of of. Judges who 'were were -were 'were were -were 'were were -were misled Into misconceiving rnlsconceiving misconceiving rnlsconceiving the testi testi- testi testi- monygoffered monyolrere monygoffered monyolrere in 'my my 'my my trial and Into misstating misstating It botlT both- both botlT both- both botlT both- both to the Jury and on appeal appeal you have hav have. have hav have. have hav have. proved yourself yoursef yourself yoursef able to destroy .destroy -de9troy de9troy destroy .destroy -de9troy de9troy destroy .destroy -de9troy de9troy destroy .destroy -de9troy de9troy my life. life lite. lite life. life lite. lite life. life lite. lite life. life lite. lite But. But But. But believe 'believe believe 'believe me. me me. me I vrtll will vrtll will surrender It without rancor. rancor rancor. rancor vNot Not 'Not vNot Not 'Not vNot Not 'Not all the Judges Nin this state state. state state. nor In this country country. country country. nor the governor gover.nor governor gover.nor of ot of ot this state state. state state. nor the. the th" th the. the th" th the. the th" th the. the th" th district district. district district. attorney attorney. attorney attorney. .nor nor .nor nor all of ot of ot them combined can destroy -destroy destroy -destroy permanently' permanently' theicharacter thechiracter theicharacter thechiracter -of of -iit iit -of of -iit iit -of of -iit iit -of of -iit iit an inocent man. man man. man The letter was mailed to Governor Whitman tonight. tonight tontght.- tontght. tonlght tonight. tonight tontght.- tontght. tonlght tonight. tonight tontght.- tontght. tonlght tonight. tonight tontght.- tontght. tonlght tonight. tonight tontght.- tontght. tonlght Becker had had. had had. spent nearly the whole day preparing 1L The' The The' The statements that ihat that ihat elicited it appeared In morning mornlnst morning mornlnst papers paper papers paper sent sent. sent sent. to his cell shortly shortly after he he' he he' arose rose arose rose at ,6 6 ,6 6 a. a a. a -m. m. 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