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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 08, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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of the murder when he stood in the
street as Anna left the little home in
Hope street, both she and her mother
believed he intended to kill them.
There were some words exchanged
Antonio said something to Anna
that to the Italian race is a grave in
sult and the mother drew a revolver
she claimed she had been carrying
because of her fear' of Antonio, and
she fired five shots at him.
He dropped, but he continued his
insults and a toy weapon carried by
Anna spat fire and then, according to
the defense, Antonio leaped on Anna,
caught her by the throat and bore her
to the street, the while she and her
mother screamed for help.
Pasquale Forte, the nineteen-year-old
brother of Anna, was sleeping.
He was weak from an operation per
formed just a short while before and
when he heard the screams they
seemed part of a dream. He jumped
up, however, put on a part of his
clothing, and with his feet bare rush
ed to the door of his home.
And the sight he saw sent him into
the house for a weapon. The first he
found was a hatchet He ran out into
the street where Antonio was still
choking his sister and he brought the
hatchet down on Antonio's leg.
For a second he waited. Surely
Antonio would release Anna as, the
blood gushed from the wound made
by the hatchet.
Antonio did not loosen his fingers
on Anna's throat. Then Pasquale
struck once, twice and the hatchet
each time cleaved through the bone
into the brain of Antonio Morasco and
his body fell away from Anna.
That is the story the defense will
tell to save the lives of three and if it
is true there isn't anything unique in
a brother killing to save his sister's
life, but it is unique that a betrothal
should be broken because the man
was found to have betrayed another
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Sec'y McAdoo ought to publish a
picture of that southern bank presi-1
dent who ordered his branch banks
to squeeze their debtors, but express
ed "the kindest feelings and wishes
for our customers."
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That pickopckets are organized,
hold meetings and split up the "junk"
with protecting cops and saloonkeep
ers is the assertion of Edward W. ..
Altz, crime investigator for the city
To the members of the crime com
mittee, Altz told of the pickpocket
trust of Chicago.
The dips often are raided by the
certain cops while they are working
on street cars. The light-fingered
man goes through a car and picks up
what he can. If he is detected and
pursued, the cops gets in the way of
those pursuing and, by apparent bun
gling, allows the dip to escape.
In the Lake st. district, the dips,
cops and saloonkeepers meet and
"divvy up" the spoils. Cops get 35
per cent of the harvest of the pick
pockets, Altz said.
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Chicago will be invaded by a hun
gry army of a half million this winter,
according to William E. Haywood,
organizer of the I. W. W. He said
that the city would have a record
number of jobless men soon. Slack
ened business because of war condi
tions, he gave as the cause.
"The working class of this country
cannot escape the backwash of the
war in Europe," Haywood said.
"Many industrial plants have been
partially shut down.
"The numbers of the men thus
thrown out of jobs will be augmented
by thousands from the harvest fields.
"Means should be devised whereby
contributions of money, food and
clothing can be sent direct to those
who need help. Places of shelter
should be established."

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