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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 1',
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PICTURED AS ARSENAL
ROMANCE "WILL NOT,
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper
N. D. Cochran, glgs Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. illjp5 Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 393 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 165
Chicago, Monday, April 13, 1914
DAGO FRANK'S MOTHER REAL VICTIM
OF NEW YORK'S SLAUGHTE!
The State Has Exacted Its Penalty and Left the Women,
Wives, Mothers and Sisters, to Lifelong Agony
BY NIXOLA GREE-LEY SMITH.
Four men died today in the gray
dawn of the death-house of Sing Sing
prison for the murder of Herman Ro
senthal. Their agony is over; their
But four women, the wives and
mothers of these" men, must continue
to live and their agony will cease
only with their last breath!
I talked' with one of these women
today. And as I watched the slow
tears of age trickle from the dim eyes
of Frank Cirofici's mother, I knew
that I had found the real victim of
the Becker tragedy.
She is little and bent. For the days
preceding the execution of her 'son
she had neither slept nor eaten, hut
had journeyed from one person 'to an
other throughout the city asking in
tercession with the governor for her
"He was innocent. I know he was
innocent. And they have killed him.
He was the .best son ALWAYS a
good boy. Even when he go't with
those rough fellows, those gunmen,
he never stayed away from his moth
er long. He might be gone a week or
so, but always he came back home.
He-would bring mea box of candy or