1915-07-30 FARR DR CHARLES W PRISON MD

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1915-07-30 FARR DR CHARLES W PRISON MD - Final Plea of Condemned Man's Wife Fails to...
Final Plea of Condemned Man's Wife Fails to Move .Governor of New York to Grant Commutation. WHITMAN IS ATTACKED IN LETTER BY BECKER You Can Destroy My Life But Not the Character of an Innocent Man He Writes. Os intng. N. T. July f. The last hope of Charles B ekar. twice convict ed for instigating the murder of Her man Rosenthal. i died when he. was .told early to night that his wife had failed to move Governor Whitman to commute his sentence to life Imprison- men s This Mrs. Becker asked of the rov- ernor at Pouchkeepsift. Falling In her mission she motored her to break the news to her husband but It al- rvady bad reached him before "he ar rived. Becker. It was said had not expected clemency. Almost at the moment the news was received the prisoner gave out a letter he had written to Govern or hitman attacking the executive for having as he Indicated given to the newspapers statements -which cast a "foul aspersion on my character. and for which he demanded a retrac tion In this letter Becker again reiterated 'Innocence of the crime for which-he 'has been' convicted. De cker Attacks Governor. "To these charges and-lo all others I answer. -tie letter read "by repeat ing'solemnly on the brink of the world to which you are' sending nie before my time what was my constant an sw r while In the world Tarn innocent as you of having murdered Herman Rosenthal or of having counselled procured or aided his murder or having any knowledge of that dreadful crime. The alleged statements which Becker referred to as having been credited to the governor were that he had offered to plea3 guilty of murder In the second degree that quoting from Becker's letter he "had .offered to give testimony against 'several persons whose names are undisclosed of having shared with me in collecting money from law-breakers that he had sent' counsel to two men arrested for complicity In the Rosenthal murder and that"wlth a cruelty almost inconceivable it la stated that my first wife died under circumstances warranting suspicion that I caused her death. Becker explained the death of his first wife by declaring that she had died of "hasty consumption" and that o breath of. suspicion had ever been raised against him In that connection."Able to Destroy Me. TMarkwell sir these words .of mine th letter concluded "when -our power passes then the truth of Rosenthals murder will become known. But nnt while you nominees remain district attorneys and can hold the club over these persons. -"With the aid of Judges who 'were misled Into misconceiving the testi monygoffered in 'my trial and Into misstating It both- to the Jury and on appeal you have proved yourself able to destroy my life. But. believe me. I will surrender It without rancor. Not all the Judges Nin this state nor In this country nor the governor of this state nor the. district attorney .nor all of them combined can destroy permanently' theicharacter -of an inocent man. The letter was mailed to Governor Whitman tonight. Becker had spent nearly the whole day preparing 1L The' statements that elicited it appeared In morning papers sent to his cell shortly after he arose at ,6 a. -m. to spend what were to be the last twenty-four .hours of his'life. He had. the night before 'learned that his application for "a new trial had been denied but had .slept well. He ate his usual morning j meal. s Prepared for Chair. Becker was taken to 'the'prison bar- Continued on Page Nine. in J CLEMENCY REFUSED BECKER DIES TODAY INUECTRIC CHAIR I I 'New Commu atiori. WHITM N ATT ACKED N.LE7TERBYBECKER Y u C aracter ano "Inno e t an 'OSfllnlng. T..J'Ioly St.-The flecks edtorlnlltlniln& man I tonlghttha hlsllentenco ImJ 1aon- merit rs. 'OT- at\Po hkeell l. Pl .11tnK mJasIon.shemot red ere htmbetore ar- .ld h .d emency. reeeivedthe' Whitman exe utlve t rhavtng. I th. e WhIC.h. casJ I I. B ker relt rat d'hls 'f n cence o.L .rlI 1.e ox j whlch-.he'has convlcted'j D ekerAtt.'u G venaor. I "Tothesechargesand..to answer..tl1e lett rread. re eat- on th the whtch i uare .II ebetore' m wbli.twas my tin- sr w rld r am -l h vlnl1 w-eadfulcrime. statementswhtch tou th t topleaa murd.e. r th. .e letter.'he persons two.'men Rosenthaiinurder that "with stated-that underclr hetdeath. explal ed firstwlte 1 "hatyconsumpUon" -no ver. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 30 Jul 1915, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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