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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
50Q S. PEORIA ST. g398 TEL. MONROE 353
VoL.l, No. 274 Chicago, Monday, Aug. 12, 1912 One Cent
SEVEN GO TO THEIR DEATH OVER ELECTROCUTION
ROUTE AT SING
Ossining, N. Y., Aug. 12.
Seven men were sent to face
their Maker in the little bricR an
nex to Sing Sing prison today.
Five of them passed into Eter
and calling on God to prove their
hands clean from blood.
y One collapsed in a dead faint
before he reached the chair and
while still unconscious was
killed. '
The first man entered the death
chamber at 4:59; the last was de
clared dead at 6:14.
The victims-were John W. Col
lins, negro, who, while insane
from drink, shot and killed Po
liceman Michael Lynch, July 1,
1911; Joseph Ferrone, who cut
his wife's throat because she re
fused to lead a life of shame and
give him her earnings; and An
gelo Guista, Lorenzo Lebario
Cali, Felipe de Marco, Salvatore
de" Marco, Vincenzo Cona, who
participated in a series of robber
ies that ended in thejnurder of
Mrs. Mary Hall, November 9 last.
The details of the executions
are too 'horrible toprint. Most of
the Italians were mere youths.
They went to their deaths pro
testing innocence.
SING PRISON.
Ferrone, the one black criminal
among them, who spat at the
judge on the bench and who tried
to commit suicide in the court
room went last. He went shout
ing "good-aby, good-a-lucky."
There are still eleven prisoners
in Sing Sing under penalty of
death.
New York, Aug. 12.--The Ital
ian colony is highly indignant
over today's wholesale electrocu
tions .in Sing Sing. This is not
because five of the victims were
Italians, one man explained, but
because it was felt that the exe
cutions were unjustifiable.
"It's a fine advertisement for
the United States," said Giovanni
Lordi, Mulberry street banker
and member of the Italian cham
ber of commerce. "Brutal butch-i
ery is what I call it.
"Five Italians broke into a
house. One of them lulled a
woman. Four of them did not
commit murder, yet all five were
executed. The most "rabid advo
cate of 'an eye for an eye and a
tooth for a tooth' cannot justify
such anoutrage."
Washington, ,Aug. 12. Mrs.
Champ Claj k, wife of the speak
er, expressed herself today as uu-

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