frank nelken 1906
so Hasslach-er Jamee- .t the haa a for the In1-tended to recorded. of at. la Wash-Irgton, Uroa-son, J. T. the Boa-ton.' M Uu-rrau. F. of Rath- C. of Wal-coot da rite 8. ran by 870a-set. the he Her her Just kills black hand agent Who demanded money Intended Victim of Tribute to the Italian Society Revolts. STREET CROWDS IN A PANIC Fresh ( Demand for $500, Accom panied by a .Threat, Causee Cala- - brian' Stenographer 'to Shoot. NunslatoLecato, 40 years old. a reputed agent of the, Mano Nero, or Black Hand Society, waa'ahot and killed at Mott and Grand Streets . yesterday morning- by Enrico Pa v one,! who declares that the dead man had demanded aooo from him with thk threat that the dreaded association would ; punish him if he did not comply with the demand. Pavone now fears the vengeance of the Black Hand because of his; act. j j . Intense excitement prevailed among- the thronrs in the street at the time. Women dong their 1 marketing became panic-stricken and fled when the shots ran ou Pavone attempted to escape, but was tripped by av man who had joined. In the chase after him. and later was arrested by -Policeman Richard Wilson of the Mulberry Street Station. "jrm glad I shot him,"' said Pavone at the station house. " He tried to hound m and would have killed. me if I hadn't shot mm nrst. 1 want to see Detective Sergeant Petroslno." Pavone, who is a Calabrian, Intelligent, and dressed in dapper fashion, lives at 17 Hester Street. Ha says he is a stenographer, and out of employment at present. Heihas been in this country for ten years. Hej says be met Legato in a Mott Street saloon some; days ago. He conrided to Legato over their cups that he bad saved considerable money in the expectation of bringing: bis wife to this country and setting up a home for himself. Another meeting followed a few dales ago in another saloon. Pavone says, when Legato demanded that he be paid S00 on behalf of the Black Hand, of which be said, according' to Pavone, no was the accredited agent, with headquarters at White Plains. In telling I his story, Pavone declared that he had worried over the demand. The money waa to have been paid at 10:30 o'clock at Mott and Grand Streets. Parana was there on time. He took the precaution to go armed, i His story is that when Legato renewed his demand for the money Pavone says he Showed him a small roll of bills containing and that thereat Legato with a show of anger threatened him again with the vengeance of the ' Black Hand " and reached toward his pocket as If to draw a gun.i 1 . Pavooe was the quicker, whipping out his I revolver! and, ' firing twice, wounded Legato in the abdomen. I The wounded man at as; gored .- up against a wall, and ikn M.Hn r hla irrnrth tHI t. bum Pftway. He fell In a heap and died within a few minutes. . . i With a yelling mob at his heels. Pavone ran through Mott Street to Hester Street, and thence east toward Mulberry Street. Policeman Wilson, with revolver In hand and threatening to shoot, shouted to the fugitive to surrender.- In Mulberry Street! Frank Nelken of 233 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, tripped up Pavone. Wilson then caught him. j "jDon't shoot,' said Pavone. He then handed over his weapon. ; Hie was taken- to the station house with a great crowd trailing. In great excitement he detailed the story of his meetings with Legato and asserted that his act! waa perfectly Justifiable. IC Is aald 1 that the dead man haa figured In several of the alleged " Black Hand ' games and was well known in a Hester Street saloon which. Is resuted to be the headquarters for the gang . of blackmailers. The police found a revolver on the per- f sassvWaer sjS sitesra sfgwVsfatisai since of welL son from Leeatoi the of a him man killed and that Bo-called known: The his saloon present Acritelli to w. Wrman, r . Btlx. May Dlvea z. Brown. Paaa. Ascher, Ives, Olrabei oitt, Mllaer. Bralth. Miller. j ter. B-lwarda W. Field. Bens x Bhiuito Elliott. F.