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ATROCIOUS CRIME I

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ATROCIOUS CRIME I WOMAN'S TONGUE CUT OFF I Gipsy Bluebeard's Horrible I Cruelty. So revolting was t evidence given in the decent trial of a gipsy named Vadœc at St. x 1 S t Gall, Switzerland, that the judge was com- Dé ed to 0 d Pelled to order in an extra force of police k° ^ve the prisoner from the wrath of the sp<?ta,tors in court. ",as finally sentenced to ten years' penal ser?tt.?e and perpetual banishment from Switzerl?tm? for brutally torturimg his girl- WltQ in the :heart of a. lonely wood. The JUHg6 bribed the crime as the mo?t hor- -? d and repulsive of the present century. \?a.o?.h (s&y? the "Daily 3Wi") was bom ° ?? of gip?y parents. He married e?verai ?om?, who died mysteriously, i?&t year he Harried a young girl with whose money I he went on tramp, and for robbery was sent ? DrEon. H« w? liberated on ?.y 14 last, and jG:ue4i b? young wife a?d children at St. Gall. The ?rl during her husband's absence bad spent the little mOlney he had left her, ?R'd all of them were nearly sta.rving. &&aseh oelebra-ted his arrival by  kis wife and children every night. One June 10, at the little village of Murg, on theshoras of Lake Walleus.t.adt, he committed the HORRIBLE CRIME I ? I I with which he ha,d threatened nis vv-ue ior ?eek?. At noon he sent hi3 son Max imw Murg I to buy a pa?T of scissors, and a,t ten o clock &.1. night he pulled his young wife out of the van by her hair and ordered ilax to ta.ke a rope and a lantern And follow him into the fcrest. There he tied his wife t-o a tree wkh. the rope and fixed her head by tying her long tresses around the trunk. He com- pressed her throat until the tongue pro- truded, and transfixed the tongue to the chin by piercing it with a long needle. Taking the scissors from his horror-stricken son, he cut off the tongue, the lips, the nose, and the ears of the unhappy girl. When some days after she recovered con- sciousness, Vadosch amused himself by twisting the girl's broken arm and laughing when she groaned. On July 13 the mutilated wife managed to escape from the van, and to reach the police- station at St. Gall. Her husband was at once arrested. The woman, who still cannot spea.k, fat in court durng the trial covering her disfigured face with her hands.

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