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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 23, 1913, Image 1

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YOU CAN READ THIS NEWSPAPER IN A CAR
WITHOUT BOTHERING YOUR NEIGHBORS
THE DAY BOOK
seo so. pORflir
8 TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2.N0.98 Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 23, 1913 ONE CENT
OWNER OF BANDIT LOVE FLAT TO CONFESS
NAMES MADIA AND BELLE HASTINGS
Mike Cassello, Sore Over Double-Cross, Says Madia
Was King and Belle Hastings Qsmen of Auto
BanditsWebb SHU Free.
Mike Cassello, owner .of the au
to bandit love flat 81617 South
Wabash avenue, wants to confess
and tell all he knows about the
operations of the gang which has
terrorized Chicago for so long.
His first accusation will be di
rected against Frank Madia,
owner of the pirate auto garage
at 1612 South Michigan avenue,
and will say that Madia is the
real leader of the auto bandit
gang, and the man who planned
many of the gang's desperate do
ings. His next will be directed
against his own sister-in-law,
Belle Hastings. He will accuse
Belle Hastings of being a sort of
auto bandit jjueen, who ruled over
the bandits with an iron hand,
and who even went so far as to
plan certain of their robberies. .
Early today Frank Madia sent
a message to State's Attorney,
Maclay Hoyne that he wanted to
confess.
At the same time Belle Hast
ings, Mrs. Marie Cassello,
Blanche Brown, Mrs. Isabelle
Rathjen, Dutch Paul and Cor
nelius Rich, were being conveyed
to the grand jury ante-room.
Madia was immediately taken
to State's Attorney Hoyne's of-
fice in the criminal court building
to make his confession.
Mike Cassello himself was
smuggled ur be fore the grand jury
by a back door.
Cassello learned that MadHa
was closeted with Hoyne. He sent
for the Day Book and Journal
reporters.
"Say," he said, "I'm sick of all
tthis. I'm being double-crossed
all the way around. I'm being
fdouble-crossed by Madia, and I
already -have been double-crossed
by Belle Hastings, my wife's
own sister.
ow I'm going to do a little

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