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Schroeder, Murderer of German Bookkeeper, Tries to Escape from Prison

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Schroeder, the confessed murderer of the German bookkeeper Helling, whose death gave rise to the German Dreyfus affair, involving the Magdeburg Jewish merchant, Rudolf Haas, wounded a jail guard yesterday in his attempt to escape from prison.

Breaking out of his cell, Schroeder fired at the guard and managed to reach the roof. He ran across odjoining roofs until he was cornered by the police.

Schoeder’s trial for the murder of Helling is scheduled to take place on September 17. Metropolitan newspapers expressed astonishment at the fact that Schroeder was in possession of a revolver.

The newspapers urge that Koelling and Hoffmann, the two who were responsible for framing the charges against Haas, be tried speedily.

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