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ING The Weather:" Fair and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday. East to south breezes. TIMES The Guaranteed Circulation of the Telegram and News Times yesterday was 26,040. VOL. 1 No.

32 Times Established 1S58. News Established 1912. READING, TUESDAY MORNING, A I 1 4 i 9 1 4 TEN PAGES ONE CENT EVERYWHERE. THE RE AD NEWS JUNIOR ASSEMBLY YOUNG FOLK GLIDE TILL EARLY MORN Easter Function at Masonic Temple One of Exceptional Brilliancy FAIR MAIDS IN TANGO Wealth of Pretty Gowns Quite Enough to Turn Mere Spectator's Head To the snappy swing of the "Inter national Raft," and the dreamy glide of "Knights of Gladness," the younger Kmart set trotted and "hesitated through the night into the "wee, sma hours of the morn'." A simple ar jangenwnt of palms, tiny incandescent lights formed an attractive setting for the brilliant gowns of the fair guests ho graced the second junior' assem llv hall for the social season, which was given in Masonic Temple Monday night. Rhnrrlv after midnight a dainty buffet sunner was served, after that.

rame more dancing. The chanerones for the occasion were Mrs. Howard Saylor, Mrs. Ma. tllda Koch.

Mrs. W. IT. Luden. Mrs neorere Delansy.

Mrs. Jenkin Hill, Mrs. AVilliam W. Kline, Mrs. Charles W.

Fotteiger and Mrs. S. Y. RHgner. An orchestra of seven rendered a program of 20 numhers.

Here and those some gav dancer displayed a colorful blending of silk or satin Among the gowns were: Adelaide Fotteiger, turquoise crepe dp meteor with brocaded lace and pearls. Kathryn Breneiser. pink satin with shadow lace and pearls. Mary Becker, Nile green crepe de chine with shadow lace over net, with pearls. Margaret Mauger, white lace satin over old rose with a bead of pearls.

Florence Shenk, white crepe de meteor over shadow lace. Shenk, blue satin over Duchess lace with pearls. Blanche Reigner, blue crepe de chine. Marie Koch, yellow chiffon "on black. iOthel L.

Geiger. blue charmeuse with shadow lace over net with pearls. She carried a bouquet of violets and sweet peaf. Helen Spams." lace trim mines over yellow erepe de meteor with a string of pearls. Spang carried of American Beauty roses and daffodils.

Gladys' Hamilton, guest of Miss Spang, wore white brocaded satin with lace. Ruth Britton wore a bouquet of and violets. She wore white satin lace mesh with pearl settings. Ann Schaeffer, net over blue charmeuse. Marie Sassaman, white marquisette with lace and a string of pearls.

Elizabeth Hartman, shadow net lace over yellow crepe de meteor. Marguerite Moyer, cream silk trim med with, cream shadow lace. Ruth Mercer, orchard crepe de meteor with shadow lace. Anna Halberstadt, pink silk with lace. May Hoffer, black satin.

Dorothy Rows, white crepe de meteor with gold, Julia Rick, blue chiffon, with bro raded lace. Helen Ralgual, net over pink messa Hne with pearls. The following were also noticed to advantage: Dorothy Luden, Mary Reber, Mary Reeser, Margaret Kline, Amy Brumbach, Georgiana Kurtz cena Kurtz, Marie Thiry, Lenore Graeff, Blanche Painter, Mabel Marguerite James, Marie Wanner, Kathryn Amnion, Margaret Ferguson, Anna Goetz, Helen Frame, Marguerit Moyer, Martha Wertz, Jesse Smith, Mary Kline, Lucy Saylor, Helen Peacock, Elizabeth Brubaker, Ida Kurtz, Henrietta Maxwell, Margaret Stephen, Kstella Krick, Irene Fidler, Emily Brown, Dorothy Fink, Marian Seidel, Edna Seidel, Kathryn Keiser, Anna Weber, Florence Sharp, Bertha Hansen, Edna Hunter, Caroline Nolde, Ruth Hendel, Marie Geissler, Dorothy Wanner, Ruth Lance and Flora Speidel. The men were: George Goetz, Louis Eddie Heizmann, Wellington Lebkricker, James Reber, William H. (Continued on Igt Page).

SMOKE HOUSE FIRE $50 Fire Very Disturbing To (iiiesls In Union House Soundly sleeping guests of the Union House, 820 Penn street, fled from their rooma in terror shortly af ler one o'clock this morning, when the smoke house of the Gougler and Len ge! meat market adjoining the hostelry was discovered to be a seething mass of flames. Five minutes after the discovery of the fire the 10, 14 frame structure was a heap of smouldering ashes. The building contained no meat at the time of the Are. The structure was valued at $50. The blaze wg, discovered by a stablehand of the l'nion House and an alarm was turned in from Box 4 Eighth and Penn streets.

BANKRUPTCY CASE A creditors' petition was filed in Philadelphia against William H. Wiand, of East Coventry, Chester county. Creditors and claims: The 'itizens' National Bank, of Pottstown National of Pottstown, $1, i56, THE WEATHER Something Between Summer and Winter and Not Either Day dreaming these beautiful spring days turns to visions of the glorious summer time, while the nightmares are full of lawnmowers, ice bills and wilting collars. Although the days are warm and sunny, the days lately have been quite cool, and altogether this season is remindful of the boasted "climate" of California. Apparently there will be no break in the weather for a day or two.

Local Office IT. S. Weather Bureau, Reading, April 13, .8 A.M. 8 P.M. Barometer 39.33 30.32 Temperature 35 47 Direction of wind Velocity of wind 12 4 Precipitation 0 0 Weather Clear Highest temperature, 52 at 4.00 t.

m. Lowest temperature, 33 at 6.15 a. m. Killing frost. WASHINGTON, April 13.

Fore cast: 'Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday; gen tlo east to south breezes. SHIP MOVEMENTS NEW yORK, April 13. Cleared: Steam ers Kronprmz jW ilhelm, Bremen; Ryn dam, Rotterdam. Sailed: Steamer Chi cago, Havre. Sighted: Steamers Stan palm, from Naples; Berlin, from Genoa.

Cape Race (Wireless) Sighted: Steam er Olympic, Southampton for New York. uiasgow Arrived: Steamer Caledonia, 'New York. Cherbourg Arrived: Steamer Kaiser WUhelin II, New York for Bremen. Sail ed: Steamer Amerika (from Hamburg and Southampton) New York; Prinz Friedrica iviihelm (from Bremen and goutnampton) New York. Liverpool Arrived: Steamer Maure tania, New York.

STANDING OF P. R. CREWS The standing of the r. R. crews after o'clock this morning follows 62, 66, 71, 81.

69, 55, 72, 65, 64, 68, 79 60, 76, 70, 63, 56, 61, 57, 74, 58, 51, 59, SO. Standing: of Extra Men Enginemen Starr, Rhoades, Schon ert, Lesher, Dautrtch, Renninger, Wert, Curley, Fisher, Ebling, Seifert Firemen Remple, Sohmehl, Wert, Beitler, Faust, Henry, Yarnell. Brakemen Stauffer, Mull, Tgo Koch. Davis, Horine, Meckert, Fidler, Edwards, Heffner. Leisz, Graul, Gott schall, Stuber, McGovern, Glass.

INDEX TO THE NEWS PARE OX'E Dago Frank sa.vs Becker did not kill Rosenthal. Wilson opposes plan to curtail anti trust legislation. Salute expected to end Tampico insult. Churches choose new officers at an nual' sessions. Initiative up to Council Wednesday." PAGE TWO New Ideas tn women's hats.

Gunmen storv. AGE THREE Weddings. i jjeatns. PACE roiu Editorials. Week's offering at theatres.

AGE FIVE Their married life. Easter guests. Fashion hints. PAGE SL Major. League season opens today.

Reading Tri itate wil report next Mon day. Seniors: win track meet, from Juniors. 25,000 see Federals open at Baltimore. AGE SEVEN County news. PAGE EIGHT Financial.

Classified advertising. PAGE NINE I Classified advertising. LAST PAGE Pincltot states his platform. Death roll heavy. Daniels praises Democracy of Pennsylvania.

Budd criticises Wilson repeal of Panama tolls. Protest against legalization of Christian Science. ANNEXATION TO BE LUNCHEON THEME Of Chamber of Commerce Hotel Penn Next Friday at "Annexation," a much agitated project In this city, will be the subject discussed at the 'first 'of a series of noonday luncheons for the members of the Chamber of Commerce. It will take in, the dining room 'of the Hotel Penn on Friday. The theme of the meeting will be taken up in a general discussion of the advisability of expanding the city limits and In what didrections.

The details are in the hands of the membership committee, Irvln S. Brant, chairman, which held a meeting on Monday night The committee on municipal reasearch will convene this evening to consider the public works report. DENIES POISON NEEDLE Girl Says She Was "Stuck" in Moving Picture Show PHILADELPHIA, April 13. Ac cused of stabbing 15 year old Irene Mann with a supposed poisoned needle at a moving picture show here today, Abraham Harris, 22, was held: in $1,000 bail for court after a hearing in.tha night court. The girl declared that Harris had annoyed her, by pinching her and that suddenly she had felt a sharp pain In her arm.

She Btood up and screamed "I've beeen stuck" and then fell In a faint. She was removed to a hospital where it was found that there was a mark on her arm but no evidence thai any poison been, injected. Harris was placed under but no needle was found in his possession, lie denied, the girl's charge, DANIELS PRAISES DEMOCRACY OF PENNSYLVANIA Wilson Measures, Says Secre tary of Navy, Have Worked for Good CREASY AND BERRY CHEERED With Palmer, McCormick, Mor ris and Guthrie Who Fought for Every Inch HARRISBURG, April 13. Sec retary of the Navy Josephus Daniels was the orator at the Jefferson Day dinner. of the Central Democratic Club here tonight, declaring that the meas ures enacted by the Wilson administration had benefitted the country and saying that rural credit and trust regulation laws were bound to come.

Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, Democratic national committeeman from Pennsylvania; State Chairman Roland S. Morris, Vance C. McCormick, candidate for nomination for governor; William H. Berry, collector of the port of Philadelphia, and William T.

Creasy, candidate for lieutenant governor, were speakers. Mr. Daniels in his speech named Messrs. Palmer, McCormick, Morris and Guthrie as leaders in the nomina tion of President Wilson at Baltimore and each was cheered as his name was mentioned. Messrs.

Creasy and Berry were praised for their Democracy in Pennsylvania in the years "before the Democratic party came into the promised land." The high place in Democracy de clared the speaker is due to democrats in Pennsylvania where they have to fight for every inch. lTp to Pennsylvania Secretary Daniels lauded the chor acter and the work of Jefferson in founding the Republic. The present struggle, 'he said, is against special privilege and the enactment of the law for direct election of United States senators was declared a victory for Democracy which squared with Jeffer son's teachings. "Now the eyes of the nation are on Pennsylvania a.nd there confidence that the "voter of the Keystone State will eleet a senator who will keep step to the new and awakened national conscience," Ke declared. The income tax and the currency aw were pointed to as Democratic victories.

The new'tariff, he asserted, was not causing disaster. The Demo i program for the present session of Congress will add to the construc tive acts accomplished a rural credit banking system." Messrs. McCormick, Creasy and Berry discussed state issues. Congressman Palmer read a letter from Secretary Bryan expressing re gret at inability to attend and a mes sage came from Secretary Wilson that he was unable to leave Washington FAIR TO FORM BIG STOCK COMPANY Capitalize at $100,000 and Sell Shares to Improve New Grounds It was decided at the meeting of he Berks County Agricultural Society the rear court room Monday night form a stock company capitalized at $100,000 to buy and improve the new fair grounds in Wyomissing, which were selected a week ago. The new corporation Is to be known as the Reading Fair and Agricultural Society.

Quite a number of local business men and others Interested in hte plans for the future of the Berks county fair were in attendance. James Hennessy was in the chair when the plans for financing the project were broached. The stock will be parceled out in $10 shares, and Mr. Hennessy will appoint a committee today solicit subscriptions. The applica tion for the charter will be formally made as quickly as possiblet J.

K. Stauffer, secretary'of the re cently organized City Planning Commission, assured the meeting that the commission would assist the society every possible way in laying out the flrounds. An engineer will he em ployed within a few days to superintend this work. Secretary McDermott submitted some preliminary sketches, which were thoroughly discussed. William H.

Dechant, civil engineer, at ended and participated in the con sultation. PHILADELPHIA KNIGHTS OF FRIENDSHIP HERE Philadelphia knights prominent in the Knights of Friendships; paid Reading Chamber No. 26 a fraternal isit Monday night. A reception was tendered them at the session of the Cap, following which a banquet was held in Brownmlller's Cafe. Thoso present were: Henry G.

Gearhart, A Snyder, Henry M. McRay, Oan Thompson, S1. P. Faust, Harry A Kauffman, John C. Fritz, Luthet Schaeffer, William Fetterman, Eugen Krick, Floyd C.

Ansel, William Bugler' Elwood Bressler. Harold Danf'orth. Harry Salisman, William lieinly and Schcarer, 2 SALUTE BELIEVED TO END INCIDENT ABOUT TAMPICO Wilson Expects Huerta Corrv mander to Atone for Ar resting.Marines.:, ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, April 13. Upon whether the commander of the Huerta forces at Tampico salute the American flag in apology for the arrest of American marines last Thursday depends immediate developments in the Mexican situation. President Wilson declared unofficially today that he expected the Federal commander at Tampico to fire a salute to the Stars and Stripes as demanded by Rear Admiral Mayo, and he spoke with a confidence that inv plied insistence.

The Navy Department was stilj unadvised tonight, as to whether or not the salute had been fired. It is understood that instructions have been sent to Charge O'Shaughnessy to represent to the Huerta goyernment the feeling of the administration here over the affront, but there has been no announcement on the subject. I The presence in Washington of John Lind, President Wilson's personal representative in Mexico for the Ubt eight months, gave the Washington government an adviser with special knowledge of the "military situation at Tampico. Tomorrow he will see President Wilson, a.ccompanied by. Secretary Bryan, for an hour just before the cabinet meeeting.

Administration officials are hoping that the salute will be fired and the incident closed. Their optimism is such that Secretary Bryan, who has been in, ill health, is planning' to go tomoirow to Miami, for a rest, while President Wilson will leave here again on Thursday night for White Sulphur Springs, W. Va to bring Mrs. Wilson back "to Washington. VERA CRUZ, April 13.

tavo Maas, the Federal commander at Vera Cruz, said that the Mexican ernment had ordered General Zara goza not to accede to Admiral Mayo's demand that the American flag should be saluted within 24 hours, as abso lutely no insult had beeen offered. TITANIC ANNIVERSARY 1,835 People Perished Two Years Ago Tonight Midnight today will mark the second anniversary of the greatest maritime calamity ever recorded the sinking iof the monster 'White Star liner Titanic. It was at 11.40 o'clock on the night, of April 14, 1912, that the great vessel, on her maiden voy age, foundered on an leberg in the cold North Atlantic and swept down to a watery grave In a few hours, carrying to theor deaths 1,635 passengers and crew, The, survivors numbered 705, and many of them will observe the occasion TWO INJURED While running a machine at the Nokia Horst plant, Walter Rapp, employed ps a fuli fledged knitterMn the establishment, lacerate His finger dv catching It in his machine. Homeopathic. Elmer Nefr.

30 Chestnut street, had a niece of emery removed from his e.vs at the Homeopathic hospital. Cleanup Day HUERTA WANTS PANTS Appeals to Millionaire Members of the Jockey Club CITY, April 13. One hundred and sixty members of the Jockey club, Mexico's most aristocratic organization, stood before President Huerta today and listened to his earnest and convincing appeal for their support, in th great uplift movement he. is about to Inaugurate in behalf of the poor. 'mTr most of you," began the president.

The members of the Jockey club began to show signs of nervousness, which was allayed, however, when they learned that he did not want money for war, but for pants pants of the ordinary cotton variety worn by the Indian laboring man. MICHIGAN COPPER MINE STRIKE ENDS Referendum Vote Decides That Workers Should Return After Being Out Since July HOUGHTON, April 13 The strike of the copper miners in upper Michigan came to an end today as a result of a referendum vote taken yes terday among the members of the Western Federation of Miners. The strike had been in effect since last July, when 13,000 men, according to the figures of the federation, demanded better wages and working conditions and recognition of the federation, Managers of the mines have djpnied, that they will re employ all men who have not been guilty of violence, as soon as they give up their membership 'in the? AVestern Federation of Miners and places can be found for them. W. F.

OF M. REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE DEFEAT DENVER, April 13. That "the Western Federation of Miners refused to recognize defeat" in ending the Michigan copper that they capitulated, "not to the mining companies but to a near future that promised nothing but hunger and privation," that they expect to continue their "onward march to the goal of egonomic liberty," were the features of a statement issued today by Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners. The statement was made on receipt of official notification from district officials that the mine strikers yesterday voted to call off the strike.

OHIO MINERS TO MEET COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13. United Mine Workers of will hold a convention here next Monday, April 20, with about 200 delegates in attendance to discuss the coal mine situation' in this state officials of the union announced today. Representatives to confer with the operators will be chosen at the convention also. UNITED MINE WORKERS HOLD SESSION AT MONONGAHEIiA MONONGAHELA, April 13. Members of the United Mine Workers of America who were unable to hold a convention in Pittsburgh last week to question officers of the union concerning wage negotiations assembled here today.

While the convention proper is made up of only 200 delegates fully 2,500 miners were in town, and extra policemen were ewom lft buj, Uiere jkas no disorder BUDD CRITICISES WILSON'S REPEAL OF PANAMA TOLLS Makes Categorical Answers to Palmer's Demand for Statement DENOUNCES ROOSEVELT PHILADELPHIA, April 13. Warmly praising the administration of President Wilson, especially for its conduct in the Mexican situation and the Columbian treaty; but, questioning the proposed repeal of the Panama tolls exemption, Henry Budd, candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States senator in opposition to Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, here tonight, in the opening speech of his campaign, made categorical answers to the published demand of Congressman Palmer that he state his political beliefs and position. He declared that he approves of the Underwood tariff law, the income tax law and opposes subsidies and special privileges. I He discussed at length the recogni tion of the Panama republic and denounced the attitude taken by President Roosevelt.

He declared that the Philippine Islands should be given independence at the earliest possible date, and expressed the opinion that United States senators should abstain from endeavoring to control patronage. Questions President Mr. Budd, in discussing Congressman Palmer's demand for his platform said: "In the main, I approve the actions of the President and regard him as a great leader and a true patriot. But if I am asked If I approve everything he has done, I am obliged to answer, with all the emphasis of which I arn capable, He has made, it seems to me, a mistake in confusing the boundaries of the legislative and the executive departments of our govern In commending the candidacy of Michael J. Ryan for governor, Mr.

Budd said: "Of far more importance to us as Pennsylvanians than the election of a senator is the election of a governor." RECONSIDER SENDING McNALLY TO BAVARIA WASHINGTON, April, 13. The Senate, in executive session today, discussed for several hours a motion to reconsider the vote by which the nomination of James McNally, of Pennsylvania, to be consul at Nurem burg, Bavaria, was rejected last week. The motionto reconsider received 24 votes to 21 against, which was' not a quorum, whereupon the Senate ad joourned. The effort will be renewed. i BOOKMAKERS MUST QUIT TULSA, April 13.

On the application of Pat Malloy, county attorney, District Judge L. M. Poe tonight issued a temporary order, directing that "bookmakers" be required to cease operations at the track of the Tulsa Jockey Club, which today began its spring racing meet here. The restraining order directed against the club officials will remain In force until Saturday, when arguments' will be heard and the injunc null tu.u iiiniiiciii. v.i solved.

The meeting, will and April 34,1 LAWYER HANDED FOUR YEARS FOR LEMON DEAL "Inpo the Wolf" and "Petto the Ox" Among His Worthy Clients NEW YORK, April 13. Philip Saltta, a lawyer, was sentenced today to a term of from two to four years in Sing Sing Prison for stealing the proceeds of a $1,300 consignment of lemons. Saitta is the attorney who represented the Musicas, local dealers in hair goods, following their flight and arrest for swindling many concerns by means of false bills of lading; "Lupo the Wolf," a notorious counterfeiter, and "Petto the Ox," a character mixed up In the brutal "barrel murder" here several years ago. INITIATIVE WILL BE DELAYED FOR COUNCILONE DAY Petition Will be Given City Clerk Wednesday Instead of Tomorrow LACK OF FUNDS DENIED The petition and initiative ordinance repealing the act of Council establishing a paid fire department here on June 1, will be given to the city clerk on Wednesday, instead of tomorrow, as previously announced by the citizens' committee. The public meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has also been switched to Wednesday, according to the definite statement given out Monday night.

"The petition is already drawn up and signed," said Walter Frees. "The signatures prove that it is not only firemen who are back of the movement, but mainly representative citizens, manufacturers, business men and professional men, who realize that the change of the fire department is a question large and important enough to demand being submitted to a vote of all the people." Everything was reported in readi ness for the proceedings. The change of a day in formally substituting the petition is due to the regular weekly meeting of Council on Wednesday morning. At that time a special com mittee representing the citizens will confer with the Councilmen regarding whatever measures will be taken in helping' the voters to make the refer endum plan successful. The same night of the.

conference and presentation of the petition and proposed ordinance the Citizens! Com mittee will hold a big meeting in the hall at Franklin and Wood streets, to which everybody is invited. It has been called for 8 o'clock. All of the various sub committees wilt make complete reports of their activity dur ing the last week, and arrangements will be made for whatever demonstra tions are considered advisable, accord ing to the outcome of the conference with Council. Rumors to the effect that various persons representing the citizen's com mittee were going about soliciting contributions for defraying the expenses of the referendum campaign, were strongly denied by several of the members. They declared that posi tively no person had been authorized to solicit contributions, as the move ment already sufficiently provided with funds.

COLONEL COMING BACK 8 TO HELP OUT PARTY Will Cut Out Journey to Spain to Take Helm at Home NEW YORK, April 13. An earlier return of Col. Theodore Roosevelt to this city than was anticipated was foreshadowed In messages received here from Brazil today. According to Information given out at Progressive state headquarters today Mr. Roose velt will arrive in New York during the third week in May.

His projected journey to Spain before returning home in order to be present at the wedding of his son, Kermit Roosevelt, to Miss Belle Willard may not be undertaken, it was said. The change in the plans' of Colonel Rooosevelt was ascribed by party workers to his interest In the fortunes of the party. Y. W. C.

A. POURS TEA Outing Club Hostesses at Pretty Social The opening event of the Young Women's Christian Association social whirl took place in the prettily dec rated home of the association, 215 North Sixth street, Monday night when the Outing Club held their annual tea. The growing popularity of this annual event was proven last night by the attendance, larger than at any previous social. The following poured tea: Misses Catherine Wick, Breta Kiehl, Isabelle Smith and Elsie Shoemaker. CHARGED WITH LARCENY Charged with the larceny of a cameo stick pin, a pair of trousers and a coat, Edward Fetterman, 28, was arrested by Officer Hall at Fifth and Penn streets early Monday evening and locked up In City Hall.

There is a warrant for him issued by Alderman Yarnell. FRESNO DAN LOSES ESTATE BOSTON, April 13. Daniel Blake Russell (Fresno Dan), whose birth right has been the object of prolonged litigation, was practically cut off by the will of his father, Daniel Russell, of Melrose, according to a ruling by the Superior Court DAGO FRANK SAYS BECKER DID NOT KILL ROSENTHAL Gunman Among Four Executed This Morning Dies With Denial on His Lips INCRIMINATES VALLON Cirofici Declares He Himself Was Five Miles Away When i Gyp, Louie and Vallon Shot ALBANY, N. April 13. Shortly before "Dago Frank" Cirofici went to'i the death chair in Sing Sing prison1 early today he told Warden Clanc.v;! that "Gyp the Blood" Horowitz, "Lefty, Louie" Rosenberg and Harry Vallon.

an informer, fired the shots whichi killed Herman Rosenthal, for which crime the four gunmen paid their lives. "So far as I know, Becker ha. nothing to do with this case," the gun man also declared. "It was a garn i bier's fight." Cirofici averred he wag five miles away at the time the crime was committed and that "White 1 Lewis" Seidenschner, although pres ent at the scene of the dlfl, not fire any of the shots. Cirofici mad no attempt, however, to deny that was included in the original plot tt1 slay Rosenthal, even admitting thatj two nights before the gambler was! slain he went with other gangsters tfj look for their intended victim.

They! were frightened away from Rosenthal on that occasion by men they thought were detectives. The condemned mawj also admitted that early on the night! of the actual killing he was in thi gray "murder car" with the but he insisted that he left them bs fore they shot the gambler. He did not explain precisely why left the other gunmen just prior to the shooting, but two reasons are ad. vanced. One.

is that he becsyfTfei frightened and the other that he deserted in order to bail out his sweet heart, Jean Gordon, who had been ar rested. The statement, which was made verbally in the principal keeper's oftic about 4 o'clock this morning, was the result of the insistent plea of Ciroficl's mother and sister for the truth. They had been here and made an unsuccessful appeal to tfte governor to save the prisoner's life. Returning to the prison near dawn, they were met by the warden and taken to the office, where they met Cirofici. Mr.

Clancy came to Albany today and told his story to Superintendent John B. Riley of the State prison department and Governor Glynn. The warden first issued a formal statement rehearsing a part of what Cirofici told him and later added details which in cluded Clrofici's admission that he and oher gangsters had sought Rosenthal two nights before the slaying. Warden's Statement The formal statement of the warden follows: "About 8 o'clock Sunday night, Rosenburg asked me to save Frank, saying he had nothing to do with thd shooting, he was not there, I went' oyer and asked Frank why he did not tell the truth. He replied that knew what'was going on, hut was noa there when the shooting took place, t' advised him to tell the whole story, He said if he did they would kill hia: brother.

I asked whom he meant byi: He replied that there were SO; men in New York he could name. Hj said, 'I don't care about myself, it' my family I care "I caused Frank Cirofici to brought from the condemned celV house to the principal keeper's offtca about 4 o'clock Monday morning. Ha made the following, among othefl statements, in the presence of myself. Principal Keeper Mclnerny, the chaplain, his mother and sister. Thej urged him to tell the whole truth.

Ha hesitated and said: 'I don't want to maie any statement for the public. I do not fear fotf myself, but I do fear for "His sister replied: 'Don't have an5, fear for us, we will take care of our; selves. God will protect 1 "His mother and sister continued tai urge him to tell the truth. He said: did not do the shooting. The men who'1 fli ed the shots were Gyp, Louis and i Vallon.

"He said: 'I was five miles away at the time. So far as I know Becker had nothing to do with this case. It was a gambler's i "He mentioned several raids on gambling houses and said that tha story Shapiro told to Commission' Dougherty was true. He said: 'I told some lies on the stand ti prove an alibi for the rest of the boys. The testimony about the conversation with Rose in the car on the way down was not true, I was in Bridgey Web ber'a when the arrangements wern made.

I did not know just wha.t tho arrangements were. I knew something wiinjift uit uiu uui aw iaj hit pack the trunk as I testified on th stand. There were guns there, but notj the ones they When asked howl he gained this information he said: '1 1 heard the boys talking about It sine I was "The conversation then related to other matters not directly connected with the Rosenthal murder. He ad mitted his knowledge of and partici' pation in the preparations for tha murder but denied his presence when, the actual murder was committed." According to Mr. Clancy, practicallji everything that Cirofici said after lid storted to make his final statement was voluntary.

His defense of BecW came abaolutelj; without suggestion.

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