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on our last day, that the murder of
Herman Rosenthal was committed
by Bridgie Webber, Harry Vallon, and
by a strange man, who we had never
"We saw all these men fire at
Rosenthal. We don't know which
shot killed him, but as he law dead
on Broadway, we realized that we
had been 'framed up,' brought there
by Jack Rose, so that he would have
somebody to lay the murder on.
"But that Italian boy, Dago Frank,
wasn't near there.
"We're here, under sentence of
death. We're gunmen. We're every
thing that society regards as harden
ed and depraved, but we haven't got
the nerve to talk about that."
"Gyp the Blood's" voice had be
come inaudible, his loose mouth
seemed as unhinged as his spirit. It
tontinued to move, but no audible
words, came from it.
"GUNMEN" ARE PRODUCTS OF
t CHILD LABOR
Three of the "gunmen" in the
'Leftie Louie" Rosenberg.
"Since we boys came to the death
house, 16 months ago, 14 men have
passed through the little green door
"We have prayed with them all
"We have sung hymns with them
as they went to die!
"When dawn came and they were
taken from their cells, we called out
'Good-bye' to them!
"Some were brave as we hope to
be if we go through that green door.
Some were not-brave, but don't ask
us to tell you about that.
"Dago" Frank Cirofici.
"death house" at Sing Sing had to
go to work before they were 15iyears
old. "Gyp the Blood" worked as an
errand boy when he. was 13;
"Whitey" Lewis was apprenticed to a
bookbinder and later to a tinsmith;
"Dago Frank" worked in a depart
"Leftie Louie" was flung into the
street when he was only six. He was
a sickly child and the doctor ordered"
fresh air. The street was the only
place fresh air was to be had free.
Louie's parents were poor, and the.
street was the best they could do for