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TO ESCAPE THE GUILLOTINE. Paris, April G. Lacombe, the notorious Anarchist, who was being tried on a charge of murdering Car tier, a postmaster, has committed suicide in prison. • He was in the exercising yard, and, taking advantage of the warder's inattention, scaled, a railing and reached the roof. He held his pursuers at bay for two hours, till Lacombe's lawyer was summoned to endeavour to persuade him to surrender. When the Fire Brigade arrived with'ladders, Lacombe shook his lawyer's hand, and threw himself headlong to the ground, his skull being smashed. The-tragedy was witnessed by many prisoners from their cell windows. They shouted "Vive Lacombe,"and "Vivel'anarchy' when he jumped to his death.

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Te Puke Times, Te Puke Times, Volume II, Issue II, 8 April 1913

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ANARCHIST COMMITS SUICIDE Te Puke Times, Volume II, Issue II, 8 April 1913