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CLOTHING MANUFACTURER USES DAUGHTER
IN MURDER PLOT AGAINST LABOR
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran.
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
TfL Monroe 353.
VOL.2,NQ.128 Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1913 ONE CENT
SCENES OF HORROR AS PHANTOM BANDITS
HEAR DOOM; ONE ENDS LIFE STRANGELY
Carouy, Sentenced to Life, Chokes Self to Death by
Eating Own Undershirt Four Must Lose Heads
on "Red Lady" One of Them Innocent. -.r.
Paris, Feb. 27. Never were
such scenes enacted in the stately
old Palais de Justice as occurred
today when the dreaded Phantom
Bandits were sentenced.
The courtroom was packed
with men and women seeking sen
sations. The streets around the
building were jammed with the
dregs of Paris. Gendarmes were
everywhere, ready to shoot at the
slightest sign of trouble.
The jury filed in with its ver
dict after sixteen hours of wran
gling behind closed 'doors. The
jurors' faces were white; their
hands trembled when the fore
man handed the verdict to the
The verdict was long and ram
bling. The judge read it slowly, a
frown gathering ononis face as he
The twenty-two bandits, rem
nants of thei banfthat so long ter
rorized all Paris, murderers of
over a scone of policemen, bank
messengers, chauffeurs and
freight agents, leaned forward
"This verdict is so incoherent it
cannot be understood," said the
judge at last, his voice harsh and
The court began a long inter
pretation of parts of the verdict,
explaining what he thought the
jurors must mean by particular
Counsel for the accused sprang
to their feet and loudly cried that
lit was not proper so to interpret a
verdict written out by a jury.
The judge went on reading, and
at last came to the sentences.
"Diedonne, Callemin,'' Soudy
and Monier shall be adjudged
guilty of murder and executed on
the guillotine," he read.
Diedonne sprang ' to his feet
with a terrible cry. j