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THE DAY BOOK
TEL. MONROE 353
500 SQ. PEORIA ST 4398
Vol. 1, No. 154 Chicago, Monday, March 25, 1912 . One Cent,
"PHANTOM" BANDITS' TERRORIZE ALL PARIS
COMMIT CRIME A&TER CRIME IN DAYLIGHT
Kill Auto Owner, Chauffeur 'and Bank Watchmen1 Steal Auto
and Rob Bank of r $50,000 Pedestrians Lodk On. , ,
Paris, March 25. All Paris is
walking in fear of the 'phantom
bandits" today. The police' ad-
i mit they are helpless.""
' The men who shot down and
Tobbed a bank messenger on the
mosUcrowded t thoroqghfare of
Paris, who slew two policeT6ffi-
cers apparently for the mefe
sport ofc,, the killing, ' who have
committedcrime after crime and
x added insult to injury by sending
mocking letters. to the.police.'to-
Hay added three more human lives
to their toll of ..death.
For bloodthirstyqess, boldness
and sheer audacity, today's
crimes never have be.en equalled
in France. And the police have
nota clue to work on. .
About 8 o'clock this inorning,'
three men took, up a'position a,t a
point where the road from Paris
to Chantilly is crossed at righj:
angles by the Rue de Campanile.
The market folk were flocking
toward Paris from the country
along the Chantilly road.
The three men stood waiting
there, smoking and laughing to
gether. , Automobile after auto",
mobile of the ordinary touring,
type passed them. They made nQ
Suddenly th.e hum of a high
poVer automobile coming from
Paris was heard. Two of the
men withdrew to one,side of the
road. The third stepped directly
in the path of the automobile,
waving a handkerchief.
The machine came to a stop.
The two men joined their com
panion. Tljere was a rattle of
automatic revolvers. The chauf
feur or the automobile, his head
almost shot r off $ crumpled up ia
his seat- -
Rene Corovin, the owner of the
automobile who had been sittin
in the tonneau, jumped up -an!
clambered out,of the back of the.
car. A hail of buljets followed
him. One struck'him in the right
leg. He fell, bleeding, in the road.
The three men paid no more at
tention to him. They climbed in
to the automobile, and dragged
out the body of the chauffeur.
They carried it to the side of th