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ious resort, and lastly" as Jennie
Each of the identifications fell
down on investigation,, and the
government was at its wit's end
when The Day Book gave it the
girl's real name and a clue to
This Is the story of the life of
Rosa Gannticcio Milano:
She was the daughter of a poor
family. Her father, Antonio Gan
nuccio, now an old and feeble
man, is a laborer.
When Rosa was little more
than a child her father and moth
er separated after a bitter quarrel.
The girl went with her mother.
Mrs. Gannuccio had no money
of hr own and was able to earn
only a mere pittance. There were
many days when there was not
even a morsel of bread for Rosa.
Then, when she was only 16,
Pietro Milano appeared on the
scene and wooed her.
Milano was handsome. He al
ways was well dressed. He seem
ed like a fairy prince to the 16-year-old
She married Milano, thinking
of her marriage as a release frorxi
bondage, as the beginning of her
And then the bubble burst.
She-found Milano was as poverty
stricken as her mother was, .
Two children were born, girls,
and Milano's feelings toward his
wife changed. He resented the
added expense of the babies and
began to hate his wife. He gave
her only 10 cents a day for her
self and the twa children to live
And so things were when the
third party appeared, an Italian
barber, handsome and glib of
tongue. The federal authorities
are now looking for this man.
The barber was a friend of Mi
jano's. He called often in the
evenings for a time, and paid ob
vious attention to Milano's girl
wife. ' '
Then he began calling in the
day time, when Milano was away
at work, and one day he asked
Milano's wife to run away with
TKe girl was frightened by the
ideat but the barber promised her
everything. He would take care
of her, he said. She would haye
all the money she wanted. She
would never have to work again.
And-so he overcome her scru
ples, and she fled from her hus
band with the handsome barber.
It did not take long to find out
that she had changed a bad con
dition for a worse.
The barber never had lovfd
her. .He was a white slaver.
When he once had the girl in his
power, he quit work and forced
her to enter a resort at Twenty
second and Armour street, an$
lived off her earnings there. '
Mifano swore vengeance, an$
had the barber and hi wife ar
rested in 1907. They pleaded
guilty to a serious charge. Mrs.
Milano was sentenced to one year
in the Bridewell and a fine of
$100; the barber was fined.
The barber paid his own an4
his victim's fines, and was wait
ing for her when she was released
from the Bridewell. He forced
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