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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1912, Image 8

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MAN" DIES ON SCAFFDLp
SCREAMING INNOCENCE
Lancaster, Pa., May 23.
Screaming his innocence of the,
murder of Tony Serafino, Anton
io Romezzo was hanged here to
day. The rope broke on the first
drop. Romezzo's body crashed
down into the prison yard. , Sev
eral spectators fainted.
The sheriff and his deputies
hurried down, and picked Up the
, "writhing body of the doomed
- man.
' Another knot was tied in the
rope. It was readjusted. The
i trap was sprung once more. This
- time the rope held, and Romezzo
slowly strangled to death.
-. Not until the rope was actually
i around his neck did Romezzo be
lieve he was to die.
. Even this morning, he was
laughing and joking with his
guards, telling them his trial and
- his sentence was only a farce, and
Aa joke, designed to scare him into
confessing a crime of which he
knew nothing.
When the whitefaced execu
tioner at last placed the rope
around Romezzo's neck, the con
demned man at last realized that
this was no joke.
As the "black cap was placed
over his head, he began to scream
his innocence of the murder, and
his vain protestations continued
until the end.
A man with seven wives has
been sent to the penitentiary for
two years. Lucky the judge was
r -
ABOUT PEOPLE.
The new Mexican ambassador,
Manuel Calero, is of the opinion
t that revolutions arfr
stepping stones to a
uermanent democ
racy, but that while
oeople of a colder
clime do their re
volting by ballots,
folks under a warm
er sun do theirs
with bullets. That's
what the present
turmoil in Mexico
means, he adda
J. B. Schuller, a Maryland con
ductor, swallowed his pipe when
his freight train came to a sudden
stop. Took three doctors to get
the pipe.
Dan Sullivan, who Avas elected
sheriff of Denver yesterday, once
saved Teddy Rooosevelt's life.''
Roosevelt was campaigning with
McKinley in 1899. He visited
Cripple Creek, where Sullivan
then lived. TJhe miners didn't
like Roosevelt's show of teeth,
and began to mob him. Sullivan,
single-handed, boosted through
the moh, overawed it, and drag
ged the colonel to safety.
Us? Old Spreads.
An old white bed spread makes
up to' its last inch into the softest
towels, wash rags, bibs for baby
or nice eloths to use in case of
sores, either on animals or humans..
3. married men or hd'd got life, -J
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