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SYMPATHETIC CROP AT ERE' FUNERAL (Continued from Page One.) us pray for his soul and let us remember remember In our prayers the poor old mother in Italy who will soon hear that her boy suffered the death penalty penalty in America." FOR JUSTICE'S SAKE. He then spoke of the efforts which he, personally, and the community had made to save the youth, saying he had tried to save Serge not because he was a friend of his, for he had never seen him until his arrest, nor did he come from the same part of Italy as himself, but . he exerted himself, he said for the sake of justice. He would not have tried to secure a mitigation of Serge's sentence had he thought him guilty of first degree murder, but as he believed he had only struck in self-defense, self-defense, self-defense, he felt it was unjust to send him to thevgallows. And for the sake of justice he had struggled hard to save him from death. URGES GOOD CITIZENSHIP. In addressing the Italians he urged them to be law-abiding law-abiding law-abiding citizens, to carry no weapons, to live as devout members of the Catholic church and avoid occasions which might lead them to commit crime. He told them to uuite to help each other to be better better citizens and to so live that the Italian colony of New Castle would be rebpected by all good people. At the close of the service the body was borne to the funeral car and the cortege moved to St. Vitus cemetery where all that was mortal of the young Hillsville Italian found rest In the consecrated ground of St. Vitus cemetery. cemetery. The arrangements for the funeral funeral and all the expense of the burial was borne by Father DeMita. The church was crowded, even the gallery being filled. It was a solemn-faced, solemn-faced, solemn-faced, awe-stricken awe-stricken awe-stricken crowd that witnessed the obsehuies and during the affecting address address of the pastor there were many tear-dimmed tear-dimmed tear-dimmed eyes. The commitment to the grave occupied occupied but a few moments. The earth then fell on the coffin and the last chapter in the history of Rosario Serge was ended.

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  1. New Castle Herald,
  2. 15 Jul 1908, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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