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. THE STANDARD MAGAZINE SECTION -OGDEN, UTAH, AUGUST 22, 1914.
Women, Repre senting the Top I Notchers of Lon don, Paris and i ! American Society Arc we reverting to l lie cave man days when Ionian loved the brut ish man most'.' Are women again returning to the worship of brute strength 7 The woman of the ball room va riety long ago decided the man she was to worship was the man with the pleasant manners, who could dame the best and enter into po lite conversations. Particularly had the voted unanimously for the man l with the fine clothes. Though women secretly have loed the strong men. It has been an age since she would publicly acknowledge she loved brutality. She has made a great Fhow of hid ing her eyOs from sights of brutali ty for go long that the world was surprised the other day when 1000 women witnessed the Bombardier Wells and Colin Bell match at the Olyrapia. The world was equally astounded to see an equally larse crowd attend the W elsh-Bitehle bout and cheer for the lighters with all their might Women of every class were there. There were Trench women present, German?. English and Americans. Thrir diamonds sparkled In the crowd?. It was a great gat tiering like that at the horse shows of En gland and Fm n e. The Johnson-Mora n bout n. the Carpentler-Pmith mixup drew the pa me (irowdfl When the big black pugilist beat 9oran the beauty and wit of the cotirt of Paris was there Garbed In full evening Areas', thousand -f men and women jvs' ked the seats around the ring side, waiting impatiently for the big tight of I he evening, that be tween Jak Johnson and Frank Mo ran, foi ihe heavyweight champion ship of the world They watched the preliminary bouts that were put on by the fight official Without showing any enthusiasm. Men who tame from all sections of the world to pee the con ten' . the llrst real L World's Championship ever staged In K. Pari?, Were In the audience Arnunc the spectators were members of noble families' of England and Con tinental Europe. Including Luke LOUls d'Uses, the diief peer of France Former Premier Barthou arm several members of the present Cabinet also had obtained scats for the great contest Mr. jack Qourand the society leader, entered the ball, escorted by Prince Miskinoff. She was lavishly bedecked with pearls, diamonds and emot "ids. six h i y GON1 M M. DECLARES ENGLISICM V V Just before the European war ClpUd turned the attention of every body to the bis war :n Europe. . famed English financier declared Society was mad and tl-0 women the maddest of the lot. He deplored the changing tastes. "The people -ne demented." he continued. ' Look how nations and private persons alike are spending money above their earnings. Look at the women dressing, or ur.drea.s in?. In a fashion that makes every right-minded man bluth for them! Look at the Futurist craze In paint- L in?: Look at the rage of the Rus sian ballet, which is purely .'cnsual satisfaction! The suffragettes are not any madder than ihe rest of the v. omen of London " Curiously enough, this outburst by a financier finds an echo in an article by Philip Glbbe, the English novella! end journalist, whose work in both capacities has shown keen obseration and restraint. "What is happening.' asks Mr. Gilbs. to the spirit of the T".nl l--Ii people, which is leadin-r to so many strange adventures In ."'minlne au dacity and hastening the pace of the social whirligig so in the rush for pleasure? Men and women are los ing all restraint. Is ;t only a pass ing phase, oi Is the- end of this J ear's season the beginning of a si eater end, involving the decadence Of the English people" It has been a season of sensa tion. Never within living memory has the town been no Riven up to gayety, Xeer In that Lime hae its entertainments been so deliberately audacious in luxury and liberty. Never has the programme of trie season been so lllled with a thou sand and one events, demanding the presem e of society, or. at least, that section of It Which has no duty but I hat of pleasure. "It was the women who set tho pace. At tho very beginning of the season it was obvious that they were out for sensation, for audacity, for laughing defiance at cd conven tions, for a splendid time at all costs. "Although antlmllltants by class r.nd instinct, something of the spirit of the suffragette seems to have touched the women of fashion and the society debutantes. Liberty ha been their watchword and an old fashioned looker-on has been tempi ed to echo the cry of Mnie. Ro land: 0: Liberie conirhe on t'a jouee en ton nom!' Liberty first of all in dress and figure has been the order of the day issued by modistes and is rc ealed in a startling way by the complete abandonment of petticoats and by the daylight saving bill, so to speak, as regards the upper por tion of the costume which has be come as decollete as the evening dress of our respectable grand mothers. "Yet, this was only the beginning of a new reign of liberty for wom en B limbs and women's taste. Thev were not satisfied with such audaci ties which are now the merest com monplace. They desired to appear in fan dress show ' How far were they really pre pared to go" The opportunity was given society in such balls as those which took place In the Albert Hall and at the Savoy for dear chaiit':' sake. Well, they went pretty far, and even strong men had to retire early to recover from the shock of seeing all those Futurist and Vorti elst ladies, who made one's eyeballs a-he With the garish colors of their wigs, tho bizarre designs of their bi furcated garments and the macabre effect of their whitened faces and jeweled bodies. "For dear charity's sake ntrang I A'i BOTTOM Crowds ol men at the old-time prize fights. At top Draw ings, showing women en thusiasts with the men. Up per left lack Britton. Up per right Packy Mc Far land. Center Freddie Welsh. things are done In these costumed balls. In earlier history fashion able women have been known to sell their kisses at bazaars There is the well known story of King Edward, who paid a guinea ond asked for a spare cup Instead of the one which had been touched by the lips of the stall holder but for the llrst time In social England pretty women put up themselves tor auction and rai ded their own beauty. "Other Etarthng innovations be sieged the town before the season ut spring cleaned itself The night clubs opened their doors down many ... : Bp'l . Lable people nice people after midnight "It is true that they had begun the day early and that they had in (;o .'"he lunches and tango teas and maxlxe dinners and after theater suppers, but really it is too ridiculous to suppose that, in a sea son of sensation, full grown men and women should return to rest when Bit: Hen boomed 12. So there were cabarets of the highest class provided them, with an all-night lb ense. "They developed a taste for prize tiyhts, and. in spite of all Iho corre SpOndehce in papers from old fash ioned folk. signing themselves 'Shocked Matron' and 'Paterfam ilias,' they have ?one In their cava lier cloaks to gaze upon the physical splendor of Bombardier and Gun boat Smith and of Carpehtler, th Adonis of the ring " 'i be BIm k landers Bomb throwing, murder, kid napping, white skiving and black mailing have become established industries In New York. "Mechan ics'' for Bla k Hand ;angs will throw bombs for 525 or $30. and an ordinary murder one in which the returns will not be so grent will be committed for $2. The sac rifice of human life means nothing to these men. At a trial of one o? the bomb throwers recently one of p-e. . -iv ''p sldi turnings and enrolled mem bers as fast as taxicubs could put them down. It wns discovered that there was a great lack of amuse ment and refreshment for really re- tbem wa3 asked If he hd no re gurd for human life. "It was Just the same to me us kllllncr an insect," he replied. Tho trial at which this nalvs statement wag maae ana at w nic-n an astounding tain of wholesale murder was told appeared at first. io le rather an Inconsequential case, that of the State against An pelo Sylvcstro. who had been in di ted as a Black Hand bomb thrower. Alfred Lehman, alias "Schmitty." and Bocco Pucclarello, alias 'Zump." were witnesses In the case, but before they had left the stand they corroborated each other in telling of the operations of a Black Hand gang which had lor years been dealing In every kind of crime, from petty larceny to mur der. fcach of the witnesses swore that he had set off bombs containing dy namite enouch to wreck an entire tenement without the slightest thought of the lives of women and children he might destroy. Leh man a pale-faced, under-sized youth of 2:;, who was the first wit ness, told how he planted bombs in thirl -three Instances how he had been Implicated In killing two men, how he had abducted girls for white slavo purposes and how he had committed innumerable thefts. He told his story In a calm, mat ter of fact way, as though he had been working at a trade as any Other man, and saw no reason why his story should cause any special excltcnieut. And he was the one who assured the Judge that he would Just as soon kill a human belnu ;-s an Insect. Pucclarello. who followed "Schmitty" on tho stand, was questioned along th same line, but he was sllghtlj more model. lie in his anHwers. "Have you no heart.'" he was asked. "Sure. I got a heart," answered the witness 'Didn't you care how many wom en and children you killed?" How do you know 1 didn t care?" How many bombs did you plant ?" "Oh," he replied carelessly, probably between thirty-five and forty." There are two groups of this great Black Hand organization. Tho ringleader of one. according to Leh man is Gulseppe Farraro. known to the police as Joe Fay. Fay's flr.t lieutenant is Antonio Leventrlnb. The loaders of the other groups are Bietro Giambruno and (jiiisoppo Pa loro. the latter known as Budnltz In a general way the two groups work together. Giambruno Is said to be the most intelligent man in th organization, lie wrote the letters warning well-to-do Italians that if they did not S'come across" with the money de manded sums varying with the supposed means of the victims they, or members of their families', would be killed. He also conceived the Idea of having a rubber stamp 01 ide bearing the design of the skull and crossbones, and other rubber Stamps, by means of which he could send blackmailing letters without running the risk of being detected through chirograph' Baloro was also one of the more Intelligent members. He could do some letter writing himself by tho use of the Ingenious rubber stamps. Giambruno and he did the scouting for the organization; they made it their business to seek out wealthy Italians and designated the victims for operations. These two took no active part in planting the bombs. This work was left to ' Schmitty" sod "Zump." and for that reason they were known as the "mechan ics" of the gang. i he bom S ued were manufac tured, according to the confessions of tho two members of the gan who testified at the recent trial, by a man named Bolari, in a saloon. Vhem er one of them was needed on a Job other members of the gang obtained them from Bolari. Most of the members of tho gang I are In the Tombs. Joe Fay and Budnitr. learned In some way that the mechanics had "squealed" and ran to eoer. The police are look- j ing for them now, The majority of these arrested have turned State's t evidenco and will testify against I the gang. j Zump" p lame His chief fun'-- j tlon in bomb operations was to a' t j M lookout "U'hcn a bomb was to j be planted Ha went to the place ' where it was to be set ofT to ascer- l m tain whether It would be Bafe to at- tempt it. if everything seemed to ii augur success he gave the word. After the explosion he would re- i--'"i malll in the vicinity of the place I and renoit what happened to his f superior a After the rubber stamp warning f h id been sent if the victim did I not respond ono or more of the f mechanics would be rent to touch Oil a bomb that would make much noise and smoke, but which was not t powerful enough to cause loss of life or do serious damage. " This initial bomb was merely snt to emphasize the warning con- J tained in the letter If both the letter and the mild bomb did not j result in the victim's pajing the stipulated money, all negotiations ceased and a bomb was set off to make good the threat In the letter If others besides the person who re- I fused to be blackmailed were killed I that was their misfortune. fl With the same Indifference with t whii h he told of the various bomb 9 outrage? he had committed, Leh- man told the court how he playeJ a part ih two murders One of these was the killing of rharlcy I Lem, a laundnman With two j 1 others of the gang "Schmitty"' said r I he went to the store. His aecom- I pi ices choked the Chinese while he went into the back room to search jj for a sum of money the victim was j supposed to have. When Lem made I ;i fight, "Schmitty" said, he heard j his accomplices beat him over the f head, and when "8chmitty" came F out of the back room he saw the f laundryinan lying on the floor, b dead I This crime, Lehman said, had "fB been planned by Jo(.- Fay. He said I that he and his two accomplices in I ifl the murder had been paid $2 each jf for their work But this sum paid 1 fl for a murder which did not pro- ; I duce revenue was only a small k H fraction of the wages the "median- ' H les" received in their bomb plant- H ing operations. For this they re- H Ceived from $25 to $30 each, de- r pending on how profitable the job H had proved for the leaders of tho gang. S Another murder In which Leh- H man confessed he was a participant was that of a member of the gang, I Louis Lulglana, who was black- -B jacked. There had been a dispute over the division of spoils, and in- igg structlons hud been given by the leaders of the gang that Lulglana I should pay the penalty of his stub- r. I bornness with death. So three of I the members sought him out, I "He never knew what hit him, ill said "Schmitty" complacently. They found him dead the next day." fKfl The operations oi the gang were not without a touch of underworld rfl romance. Joe Fay wanted to mar ry a cirl named Nellie Pecarro. The father refused to sanction tho marriage. Fay made threats after he bad tried milder methods, but Pecarro was obdurate. This attl- g tude of the father so angered Fay iH that he demanded $5,000 from him. fgfl Pecarro Ignored these demands. IH Then Fay sent three of his gang to kidnap tho girl, but tho janitor of a motion picture theater near the ggfl tenement where the Pecarros lived ordered them chased away. jH For this the theater was satur nted with kerosene and set afire while it was Plied with women and hlhlrcn. Fortunately the blaze was iH extinguished Then Fay sent "S hiultty'" and another of his me chanlcs to blow up the apartment. They carried a bomb to tho land- 1 fl tng in front of tho apartment. lighted the fuse with a cigar and went downstairs. Thev waited some time, but there was no explo sion. Then they returned and re lighted the fuse This time they waited out in (he street half an hour. They Investigated again and found that someone bad cxtin- i guished the creeping spark. The testimony brought out tho extraordinary versatility of the gang. Zump' tobl how he had J "Shoved" counterfeit 50-cent picc which had been furnished him by I members of the gang, but he said be did not know who made them. M Plain ' urglarles were a side lino of tho gang. I In a mall way, alr.o. the gnn I did a small business In arson for In sura nee. According to "Schmitty'a" onnfe"slon on the witness stand, he had ?et fire to only two houses, but jfl this line Of business had paid him W better than touching off bombs, IfH participating in burglaries or com mtttiug murders. For on Job he I e i' o ved $-00 and for the othe'