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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 26, 1912, Image 30',
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"What is the use?" he cried. "It
is the devil himself."
The audacity of the Jetter,
which had been mailed at a post
office suhstation in Montmarte,
has causep the collapse of the po
Today the government took
the case entirely out of the hands
of the police. A cabinet meeting
was called early in the morning.
The premier represented that
unless the "phantom bandits"
were captured or killed Paris
would fall into a state of panic,
and other, robbers, encouraged by
the success of the "phantom ban
dits" would prey upon the city.
The question as the whether it
would be better to attempt to
capture or to kill the robbers was
taken up. It was decided that
there was no hope of capturing,
and that the robbers must be kill
ed if ever an opportunity present
Then the appropriation of
$159,000 was decided upon. As
soon" as the money is available,
the government will buy eight of
the fastest automobiles made.
These will be loaded with the
best secret service men in the
French government, and will be
kept going night and day with in
structions to "get" the bandits,
dead or alive.
An Exhibition Actress.
"She is being fitted s for the
Studying hard, I suppose?"
'Oh, no. Just being fittedrwith
the necessary gowns."
THEY'RE "RAISIN' CAIN" IN
Davenport, la., March 26.
Rock Island, which is usually se
date and goes to bed npt later
than 10 p. m., raised, particular
Hades' last night until 2 o'clock.
Mobs rioted, fought the police
and cut the hose of the fire de
partment, and order was not re
stored until late this morning,
when the inhabitants became too
sleepy to make any more disturb
ance. The Weekly News has printed
an attack jn Mayor Schriver and
a woman, with pictures of- both,
and described a revel the two
were alleged to have taken part
in in Peoria. The police suppress
ed the papers, and the mayor sup
pressed Editor Looney of the
News, putting him in the hospi
tal, where he is recovering if rom
the effects of the mayor's ''sup
pression." Harry McCaskrin, candidate
for congress, made a speech in the
public square last night, and ad
vised the people to go to the
News office and get the papers
for which they had- paid. The
people were willing. When they
arrived four policemen barred
their way. The fight followed.,
Adherents 6i the mayor and
the editor, split into two militant
bodies, and whacked each other
joyously and vigorously. The po
lice were put to rout. Then the
city firemen turned a stream -of
water on the crowd. The hose
was quickly cut into strips, arid
the editor's friends stormed the
police station, trying to capture