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Section 1 jjfljf fykt tlbUS 1 m. May 12, lJiT g
66c4es 63? Three 1 Pirates in Paris Has 1 Icezfet JUax Nordau, to I s a Visitation of Captain IQdds PJfe$ak ' . 1 f!arpHB amazing series of robberies J and murders by automobile bandits In France has brought ma tha alarming possibilities of fljing modern scientific devices criminal uses. It was the perfect undcrstand- of automobile mechanism pos-Htdbv-these bandits, their ability ijtpik the machines and run. them highest speed, their knowl Ip.of Khcre to steal now high feed machines, and their xeck-me-s and Imaginative daring that ailed them to carry on their tea successfully for three years, jL- Mf-"'Vrf- KILLS q f , . C;,. .L:ypgja- woo n dc fc 1, Jr- F CHAUPF t' - - - : m over twenty persons and to F?ay 1200.009 in money before ,JLf tielr band aa arrested. v!M 8'SS2rIng career of sueccss Fjoe has led Dr. Mas Nordau (p lbo interesting, if alarming, 2BPton that wo may soon expect wlmiaab using aeroplanes. SKiftn8Ker and moro wonderful CD8lnes may enable daring tgBS! 10 Perate fnr more suc IJMF tlian the automobiles have SJiJKJ- 6111 tbat modern criminals fcJJF" a high degree of scientific anVlH; n aDd a rclo:!B daring fgSj "J" at no risk of death," E Nordau "How can we alEPOllCeineD who aro neither u-nr dar,QS to deal with UrfKL muat rcvl60 our methods ifljB? V,llh rbne 10 keeP track PrEreaa of BcIence and w ft?1!?9 tlmt wo sha11 80031 HflT a5rPJane has been IK VmQ Captaiu Kidd of ftHta r U miiy be utilized lV0s .-scientific in- doJ f CrltoI could fcIldin Bmo trea&ur wH&iiTDrlRn5', tho occupants JS3m ,ho'tho doorwaya Klyadthotrea Eme Unkuown hiding- Lv RfCff "JSBesUon that aero- 'tWain?1.8111 takQ great JjP iou of whal m,Kht h8p. pen to ono of the skyscrapers of New York. Suppose, for instance, tbat tho aeroplane bandits descend ed upon the roof of some Wall street sky-scraper, which contains countless millions In cash, notes, gold, securities and other forms of -wealth. According to Dr. Nordau tho bandits could select the most portable part of this plunder, load it on their machine, and fly away to some secret hiding place Bay in the Catyklll Mountains. It is true that at present an aero plane would have difficulty in land ing on the top of most New York vWm March 26 the if -OfflM bandits fitcal iiiffli Ml an automobiIe WHWk in lhe Foreat of Senart K '-- vlfc skyscrapers, but -" f scientific Ingenu- $jtU ity will, It is ex- JSj TO pected, Boon make. f n Yv--a great improve- &.J Voj v-T" ment in this di- J V WW V rection. A U fL-- Then, according LA X-f to Dr. Max Nor- V Y" dau, the police gi , will bo forced to ii 'i 5' copo wllh the pi- jArffy' rates of tho air y'rh bybecoming aero- i''xtVi II (fc. pianists of supe- y' x. Y' rior daring them- rQ. aelvea. To return to V tho actual ex- ploits of the French automo- bile a n dlte: . The last great coup of these criminals was the looting of the branch bank at Chantilly, near Parin, of tho Socl eto General e, a very great Murder of Be French banking jn thc institution. ' . , At 8 o'clock m X Voll. men, armed v.Ith tJHob am ' held up an automobile atMontgeron. tho historic forest of on"J UneJ tho chauffeur, named Mathllle, ana seized the machine. They were , seen to return at top spocd to lam. By 10:30 o'clock they were at Chantilly a wealthy town lying tSLe miles northeast of Paris. They stopped abruptly in front of the bank. Five of the men got out and entered the bank. They shot the cashier and his assistant, who were behind a desk, and seized $80,000 In gold and notes. They then shot a porter who attempted to come to the rescue of hie fellow employes. Onu of tho bandlta stood at ta of the Air door with a repeating carblno, ready to shoot any one who should enter from without. The sixth bandit waited with his hands on the wheel of the machine. 1 By the time the five bandltB re turned to the machine a considerable crowd had gathered, attracted by the shots. The bandltB poured a volley of bullets into them, wounding many, and disappeared in a cloud of dust. They were reported at As nleres .another suburb, at 11:30, and vanished again. After this outrage, the last of many, the French Ministry of the Interior created a special force of auto policemen furnished with fast machines. Before this, the French police had actually attempted to pur Bue the auto bandltB on horseback. A gendarme on horseback, for in stance, pursued tho vanishing auto in the forest of Senart. With the aid of the machines the police suc coodoil in aneHtlng six suspected i JerhOiiH. whose share in the outrages is now being investigated. The police are trying to make out 1 that a burly ruffian. Carouy, was among those arrested, but it Is much 1 to be doubted that he had the brains to plan these daring crimes. Tha present series of outrages be gan on December 10 of last year. On that day a swift automobile stopped at 2 o'clock in tho afternoon Jn the Rue Ordener, ono of the most central thoroughfares of Paris. The men in it shot down a bank mes&en- ink Messenger v" ' . Rue Ordener, -WT. r r r " the BP (EE 1: ( First Crime ...jj ryzm in the ( -r4- Latest ftl scrr. Automobile u ' Outrages. jO. -tp All JrEil These Were : Committed rrT:vv. v v" by tho Samo i Man. 1 1 utilized My one of many new scien- itlSly ' B tific mventions. With two or three WKviy Fl filled building hold th Measure- S ( Iffl perhaps in the darknesnf STy a,a2nst aI1 assistance, load the treasure on their aeroplanes, fly away, lM ser who was waikm. nig ' and sPee.d to some unknown hiding place." Dr. Max Nordau. f$ from him and norJJancs 1,1 cash bullets into thePcrowd I J,Iley of ered about, king whlch sath wounding several M,no man aild jumped into ?hU Si Then appeared at a sni!l . ne and dls miles an hour. eu of nearly any AJpbonso Bertil- V Sr. lho scientIGc director of the K'X G,ctlvo depart - X me"t of Paris, who - A Plotely recon ' ilP of the ban- VfrkA f ts from the fmk sr they haa $k .ZBy -easurlns IP fV'e'S- Wm W A 0 nui0 wheels yit I u iho street," he I ihc wl,ep,s were iWQP7 ''f'cU-v f0,,r foot I ",,d lmpres- tf-fhH p ":-iiir I slon ul;ido by the (i5 mm I Clir u'uen fijjp V, stopped showed ' fcyyMW that it was ten fr?yn ' feet long. Theuo I iljjJ: ZZT details would cor- 1. yyr-r respond exactly to V.wz7"gw the measurements y&&X of 11 P a n h n r d yrnry ninety horso pow- cacnCs er machine of 1010." Inquiry soon showed that a ma chine of this description had been stolen from M. Norman, of Boulogne, two weeks before the crime. M. Bertlllon then pointed out that the car bad been carefully renum bered and tho machine stored in a garage, for otherwise the complaint of Its owner would have led to its discovery. On the day following the affair in tue Itue Ordener M. Norman's auto was found abandoned in a lonely streGt at Dieppe, ono hundred and afty miles from Paris. Tho startling discovery was then made that the leader of the auto bandits was the same person as the head of the gang who plundered the Orient Express In September of last year. This fast train was slonped in tho heart of France at night and robbed of thousands of dollars In bags of gold that were being carried to India. Tho Identity of this ban dit was proved by the finger prints he had left while renumbering the stolen auto and others he had made at the time of robbing tho express. After carrying off their plunder from the train this band stopped at Chatelet-en-Brle, and executed ono of their number, an Italian named Platano, a traitor to their plans, by cutting his throat. The man who performed this execution wiped his hands of blood on the dead man's shirt. The executlouor and tho leader of tho nuto bandits in tho Rue Ordener were one antl tho same person. After the execu tion they stopped an auto nnd mur dered tho chauffeur at Chatolet-en-Bric. MWtA At 10:30 ZWJ 'iUlMltai n the forest 2Sf r5lft If ll 1IE the cashier, ' .fkL W Hi S-mfr assistant cashier MMIfr BSpf - l I if f -ikzjL b a n k at WmX- Chanti!Iy. seize -O. Djl - the cash, fusil- Jh 5 e rescuers and - The interesting fact was also ob-" served by the police that tho auto bandits were teetotallers. Probably that was why they were so proficient in their work. Common criminals have always been drinkers of alco hol. Alcoholic drinkers aro forced to stop frequently to take more drink, alcoholic If they can find It, but drink of some sort. They have to stop frequently to attend to their physical needs, and are Incapable oi continuous, unswerving e::ertion. Now, in all jthe searches the police mado they found no traces of men with a fresh supply of money in the common drinking resorts of crimi nals, no breaking open of saloons such as always follows a successful coup by common burglars, no aban doned bottles along the road. These men were teetotallers and able, to refresh themselves by frequent stops at roadside fountains and horse troughs. The bandits had a habit of con stantly stealing fresh automobiles and abandoning the old ones. They had a profound knowledge of all kinds of machines. Tho machine abandoned near Dieppe shov.ed by its speedometer that it had been running for the trip at tho rate of 40 vl miles per hour, the third speed of this machine. Now, this rato of speed proved that the car had loft Paris just three hours and three-quarters before It was abandoned. This wa3 exactly half an hour after the robbery, just tlmo to get out of Paris. Tho pollco hero did a clever plec3 of detective vork. Thoy estimated that the criminals had stoleu a fresh machine about half an hour, after tho robbery and Eent, perhaps, ono accomplice to Dieppe to get rid of the old machine. They mado Inquiries, and soon found that a 70horaepower Lcvas setir car had been stolen at the time specified from tho garage of M. Buisson at Saint Mande. a quiet, aristocratic suburb of Paris, border ing on the Park of Vincenncs. Tho pollco found the tracks of this machine running In the direc tion of Alals. Thoy wired to Alain, and tho police thoro waited in am bush. But the bandits were too clever, guessed the police plans, turned nround, came back by a different road and passed tho octroi gato of Paris at G o'clock, always going full speed. At C:05 they overturned a vegetable dealer's cart In the Ruo do RIvoll nnd their machino was In jured, a fact shown by a streak ot gasoline along the road. At 6:30 they stopped In the Place du Havre to mend a leak In the gas- I olino tank. A policeman named Gar- nier, not suspecting they were the vefiB great bandits, put his foot on the jjjaajt step to warn them against breaking tho speed law. They left him dead T? with three bullets in him. Mg As they flew away, many terrified TB&fj pedestrians were able to distinguish WKL three men in the car. with a tremen dously thickset giant at the wheel, his face concealed by automobile HSw goggles. (-jK Did justice hold the bandits at hiOi last? Not yet IBli Once more they vanished in a cloud of dust, and orders were wired s w to tho pollco and gendarmerie (the g m national military police force) in Kjff every direction to watch for a flea- ing or an abandoned auto. Iki Soon a report came of an auto Si abandoned In a back street of St. W& Ouen, a suburb of Paris. m H . It was the auto of M. Buisson, 38 S; w St Mande. It had been set on lire ! m and all its combustible parts de 4j; mj stroyed, but this time the speedome- js ter showed a distance of 215 miles JX j? covered In ono trip On the back of m the carriage wero tho marks of two fj :evo!ver bulled. S This showed that the bandits hafl II jf travelled far out of Paris, hnd been PM$ concerned In another crlmo (for no fSjKji bullets had struck thc machino be- fwH fore), and had been compelled to P return to Paris for some reason. At this point word came from Pontofse, another suburb, five miles UiWi from SL Ouen. that at 5 o'clock that M 'M morniug, beforo daybreak, some men ? jjn had been surprised in tho offico of n? 81 M. Tintnut, a leading lawyer of tha 63 town, engaged In breaking open his i!f safe. M. Tintant had discovered vSifSl them and Hred at them from hi3 frmX window as thoy wero getting into 1mm an auto. A journeyman baker named iiflll Coquerol, who was up at that early Wm hour on account or his trade at- ii! tempted to hold them and was shot At this point the bandits dlsap- peared completely, it was not until r'is after they attacked and bombardf-d f J ijj the Socicto Generalo at Chantilly, f-aH an episode described earlier la this Pag B article, that any of them were ar- taJM! Among tho other crimen attributed : I to them besides those already in- :jf H tioned are: Jfai wj Bank mossengor named Gouy Pall b let robbed of $30,000 in Paris Jan- Jj uary 31, 1912. jgfl m Freight station robbed, two men WB D murdered, at Les Aubrais, near Or- ffiBffl leans. January 31. fg3aB Battle with burglars, in which one tffflnllfl policeman was killed and ono bur uS glar commlttod suicldo, Anserrlllfc . January 3 . '