Mother and Girl Slain in Home
L Bullets Pour Through Window as the Woman Rocks Child to Sleep Victim Refused Demands to Give Up Money in Response to Letters r v PITTSBURGH, Nov. 13 Humming Humming softly to her 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old 5-year-old daughter daughter as she rocked the latter to sleep, Mrs. Catharine Cardon. aged 42, sat In her home in Page street, McKee's Rocks, late last night when a crash of revolver shots from the darkness outside shattered the 'window near her and she slipped to the floor dead, still clasping the child, who died in the Ohio Valley Hospital this morn ing. Seven bullets entered the mother's mother's body. Two struck the little girl, one penetrating her head. The brutal murders were committed in revenge for M.rs. Cardon's failure to comply with blackmailing letters demanding $500. I i Neighbors who peered from their windows on hearing the shooting saw two men dash from the shadows of the Cardon residence and leap into a green racing car, the engine of which had been left running as It stood at the curb. A moment later, before anybody could interfere or raise an alarm, the green car, driven at top speed, had disappeared. Investigation Investigation by county detectives has led to the belief that the assassins are connected with 1 the , "Good Killers," the dreaded society whose operations, similar to those of the Black Hand, have stirred terror in other cities. The police and detectives say they are searching for James Bruno, an Italian, who had been living in a rented room in McKee's Rocks for several months. His room was de- de- Iserted today, and the police say there are evidences that his depart-ur depart-ur depart-ur had been planned In advance. Bruno, according to the few persons who seem to know anything about the man, came to this county from Philadelphia. Formerly, he is said to have lived in Rochester, N. Tn and Youngstown, O. At the time of the tragedy Pascal Todd,' a boarder, was sitting in the same room with Mrs. Cardon, and James Cardon, a son, was in an upstairs upstairs room. Transfixed by terror by the sudden shower of bullets and the sight of the woman and her child lying on - the floor, bleeding from their wounds, Todd had not moved from his chair when James Cardon Tuahed downstairs, - to find his mother and his little sister weltering weltering in blood, one dead and the other mortally wounded. From Todd the borough police and county detectives ascertained that a few minutes before the trag edy a young Italian, said to have been Bruno, knocked at the door of the Cardon home and upon his announcement announcement that he wanted to inquire inquire about roome was admitted. He chatted with Mra Cardon for several minutes, glancing about the premises meanwhile, and then left without engaging a room. Leas than five minutea later the deadly stream of bullets poured through the window. window. The detectives say that while they believe James Brown may know something about the shocking' crime, they are not clear as to the identity of the other man wanted. though they have been told thai Bruno had a brother. ;. County Detective William Black, l it developed today, had been Inform- Inform- j ed by Mra Cardon regarding the receipt receipt of letters demanding money and threatening her with death if she failed to comply. She was Ig norant of the identity of the black- black- ' mailer or blackmailers and, according according to Todd, she was without suspicion suspicion when the young Italian en- en- MOTHER AND GIR SLAIN IN HOME cnitajncD nc AiiCDiraM on SOCIETY IS N ' ,rVy v - . I -V -V - , w NEW YORK. Nov. 18 The celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in founded han a century ago by Dr. farm in New York state, February 19, nine. Dr. Smith declares that a man - Dr. Smith once suffered poor eating too much. Since that time consisted chiefly of vegetables, fruits, without eyeglasses and attributes his not chew, smoke or drink intoxicating Falls, New York. tered her home and talked .with her last night Mra. Cardon's husband disappear ed mysteriously about a year ago, and it is believed now that he, too, may have been a victim of blackmailers. blackmailers. A brother ot Mra Cardon, Nicholas Mann, was unable to give the detectives any light on the dou ble murder. . U. S. 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