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road, ana dumped it, like a- sack
of flour, into the gutter.
Then they turnedto the car,
) and drove off "at first speed to
m The dozens of persons, men
"a'nd women, who had been with
jn plain sjght of the busy, cross
roads, hardly had had time to
.realise what had happened.
jj'They drove thejptblen car di
rectfy to the Chantijlybranch of
tb,e bank pf the Societe Generate.
. The Bank Was not open. The
Iwatchmen wereon guard oyer it.
Pne of them was inside. One of
ijtheni stood near the door.
c The "phantom bandits" clihib
ed from the car. One of them
drew an automatic revolver, and
sent half a dozeahullets through
ihe breast of the watchman near
ihe door. With tlje smoking ire--vplyer
still in his hand, he p'assed
on into the bank. There he shot
and killed the other watchman.
A second of th'e bandits passed
into the bank to join the first.
The third stood on the steps of
the bank, a cigarette in his mouth,
a, revolver in his "hand, watching
the frightened people, and smil
ing. , The two men inside the bank
jiew open the vaults and ransack
ed 'them. They gof over $50,000
m cash, and a quantity of jewelry,
the exact value' of which is not
. known. f
Carrying the cash and the jew
elnr, they came out-of the bank,
jumped into the automobile and
Father of tHe house
dies; 33 years in job. .
The . .death of ,. -Congressman
Henry H. Bingham, the "father
of the house of representafives,"
removed one of the most inter-
esting"figures of congress. Bing
ham ha(J represented the first
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) dis
trict since March 4, 1879.
He was a veteran of the civil
war and after its close was ap
pointed postmaster of Philadel
phia. He was a delegate to every
Republican national convention'
APRIL FIRST MAY NOT
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25.
Though neither representatives
of the miners or the operators in
the soft poaL fields have agreed
to make any concessions for a
peaceable settlement of their dif
ferences, there was a possibility
toaay mat mere- wouia oe no
drove rapidly from Chantilly to- walkout when rJie. present con-
ward Pans. , - tracts expire April 1.
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