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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1913, Image 1

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AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPER ALL THE NEWS IN
TABLOID FORM BIG TYPE EASY TO READ
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOl-.iJ,NO.104 Chicago, Tnursday, Jan, 30, 1913 ONE CENT
WOMAN TO DIE IN CHAIR OR SEND LOVER TO
IT WOMEN CALLED WORST CRIMINALS
British Suffragettes Again Attack Prime Minister
American Princess Takes Leopard and Lion to
Ball Other Women in Today's News.
Newark, N. J., Jan. 30. Made
leine Ciccone, in a cell here, must
choose between going to the elec
tric chair herself or sending her
lover to that chair.
She was convicted of poisoning
her husband so she might be free
to wed her lover, Antonio Fiore.
When first arrested the woman
implicated Fiore as having in
duced her to commit the murder.
Fiore was arrested and held pend
ing the ou'tcomeof the trial.
The woman was convicted
chieflv on the testimony of heri
12-year-old daughter, Anna, who
told the jury she had bought the
poison for her mother to kill rats
with.
Prosecutor Mott asked the jury
to return a verdict of mifrder in
the first degree, the only punish
ment for which is death. He said
that only through such a verdict
could the state get a first degree
verdict against Fiore.
The prosecutor then intimated
that if the woman later helped
the state in the case against her
lover clemency would be shown
her. The jury returned the first
degree verdict.
Now the woman must choose.
Both court and prosecutor have
made it plain that unless she
gives evidence against Fiore
there will be no mercy shown her.
Lake Providence, La., Jan. 30.
Criminal Judge Ransdell late
yesterday ordered a special grand
jury to indict Mrs. O'Neil Booth
for the murder of Dr. George O.
Booth last Wednesday.
In his charge to the jury Rans
dell said:
"The crime which was com
mitted in this community through
the slaying of Dr. Booth by his
wife is one of the most horrible
ever committed in Louisiana.
"I know there is great senti
ment for the woman who shot
this man, and I know that men

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