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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1913.
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DAVIS DESCRIBES
DARING CRIMES
Continued from Rrcoml Ptt(i.
Wo would stay out for another month or
o he thoUKht ho could Ket a settlement
from the contractors, ami Webb ti)lil me
to get my dynumltu and Kot the Chelsea
l'lera.
"So I wont over to Kastnn and met
J?ilan, anil he told mo that himself and
Oncy Medio, another ironworker, had
been out to n powder macnzlno at a
atone in.iriy and stole ulHiiit 1,100
pounds and or.otich fuse to reach to
Philadelphia, and plenty of caps. Ho
naked me about how tuilcli 1 wanted nnd
I told him about forty or tlfty told him
a tuitcnseful, so 1 went ton si ootid hand
store anil i;ot a suitcase anil (rave It, to
him nnd he brought It t.i me at the
Ulversldo Hotel In Allentown am' 1 irave
him, ns near ns I e.m remember, about,
1 think It wn.-i.J3." for the dynamite,
fuse, onps, So.
"I came Into New Vnrl: the following
day. I ean't recall the date, but I w.in
there n day or so before I dune this Job,
I tefcRiniiiicd Nllan to have overt-tiling
T was oomlrif. ovi r after It; that was
heforn I starti-d, as I told him 1 would.
I raid. 'Have that buttons and tlx- "111,
M At. .1 ... I.. I .1.., I 1.1 1...
Knn wie wireuti n-mij, iimi i um,i j
over after It. and would be over on
auch nnd such a train; to meet ni" at
Easton; and he pot the same train and
we went Into Allentown together.
Cntr t'uril n Morehouse. !
"After he had gotten It I asked him
Where lie. had It. and Io told in" he
had It out In an otd cae that the h.iyn
tiied for a dugout In the Held oloi-o by.
He eald he could no there in t- n win- '
ntea, nnd then after a while well, It
was later on 1 couldn't say uhetlur It .
was the second or third trip after that,
but one time after that he told me
he was afraid the boys would discover
It, aa they had It covered over with brush
and etone, It wn In tlfty pound boxes
and that he moved It to a little old barn
with a cellar beneath on a piece of la ml
belonging to his mother. And then
again, along about the last trip that 1 j
made over there, he told me that he had
moved tt back again to the dugout, as
he was afraid they would discover It In
the barn, nnd be thought lie could cover
It twtter In that little dugout. 1 was out
to see the dugout myself one time. I
made one t rip out with him to take a
look and sec If It was where It would
get damp. There were no marki- on the
box, ju?t powder marks, lie had it
pretty well protected with bushes and
things, also there was a big tree .stood
close by that shed the weather off.
The fuse and caps were in two sepa
rate inixes covered all over with Feme
pine boards and then with brush and ,
atone.
"Before I went to blow this Job out '
at the Chelsea piers I took a walk
down one iiicht and looked a' It. and
they had a fence acro.-s the front, with
a pate about twenty feet wide perhaps,
anil they claim they had one foreman
and six watchmen there of nights, and
1 thought I would wait for a rainy
night and take a man with lie-, so the
next night it started to rain, anil llii
diilph 'runnings anil me .- took the
ilynamtte and went down to Twent
thlrd street and went over In front of the
Job, and It whs raining pretty hard,
nnd we didn't see any watchmen, but
there was a light In the shanty, and
the shanty was Inside of the yes. Ju-t
Inside the g.ite so he tool; the dyna
mite nnd walked behind me. und I
started on ahead. '
Had Troiihle l.lulil lnur I'liaen In Itnln
"We lth had on stiff hats and ovi r
coats and 1 told hlm If we met anjbody
to let me do the talking. It was my
Intention if aiibvy stopped us to tell
them that we were going ovi i to get
on that tugboat, us one of the New
York Central boats was tied up by the
side of the pier and I knew they would
not any more than turn us luck, but
wo jKisM-d nobody going in and re idled
the engines safely, and Tunnlngs he
was watching the shanty for to see if
tho watchmen were coming out and at
the other end of the pier he stw two
and also one about twenty feet from us
passing by and 1 was busy getting the
powder In the boiler and also In the
engine ami It was raining pretty hud,
and w had two fuses, one in e'u h
cliarge, and had to open the tire I nix '
of the boiler and had considerable
trouble In getting them lighted, and I
finally succeeded and we both started
out, after I see they were burning, and
In going out wn passed two watchmen
coming down and the walk was nut i
wide enough for all of us and they,
stepped off and we kept on going out. I
"Wo throwed tho grlii in the river1
and they ntjver said n word, bin walked
on down near the engine, then turned
and came back to the slMtity. We
walked to Twenty-third street and Just J
as wn were getting aboard the car for
to go back up town we heard one shot
and In a short space of time, perhapi
In a half minute, the other went off and
wo enmo back up to our room nt 913
Blxth avenue. J
"I went up again the next day and I
Been Webb and he gave me the balance
of the money, as I had drawn nearly all
of It, and 1 give Tunnlngs half of what
I got.
Webb Feared Wife W'nn Simpleton.
"I next dynamited the material In the
yards of the Pennsylvania Kalltoad
Company at Philadelphia, on the 13th
day of April, l'JOS, I went up to Webb's
house und he didn't like to talk over
any business In tho presence of his
Wife, as she seemed to be suspicious
that he was doing something he
shouldn't, by her actions, so he told me
to meet him next morning at Thirty
fourth street and Third uvi nue, as he
used the elevated always coining down
town, He vas then working on the
new Pennsylvania station and I met
Mm at ThlfiV-'ourth street nnd ho told
me to come on and we would go to I 'hilly
nnd have dinner and 1 asked him what
w;m up ana hi said, ! want to show
you somethl,;c;'
"On the way over to Philadelphia we
went on the. Pennsylvania, nnd he told
me about this material to be blowod up
In tho Philadelphia viaduct, material
thnt was being erected theie, und '.hat
the International union had sent Mile
Cunnam near $."00 to do work In ft il
district, but that ho had only made one
Attempt on a brldgo out of Philadel
phia. ho didn't say where but he raid
It caused no aamago to spean oi, un-i ne
aid, 'I think Cunnnne has appropriated
the rest of the money to pay his debts.'
Ho nald that Cunnann had been wanting
tnore money left at No. 13 local them, to
do work with. Ho says, 'We'll do this
jrork unbeknowanco to Cunnune.'"
Davis got the dynamite from Nllan
gad set It under the Iron. He continues:
-I lit tho fuses and then went up. to
corner saloon. Thero was two men
jplttln at a table playing cards, with a
fMllMof tied to ie leg of tho table, and
I ordered a short beer, and Just as 1
was drinking It four shots went off.
Dux .Ininpeil L' mi the liar.
"The window of the saloon 'came Is
and the dog upset the tabic und Jumped
on thu I sir n:' knocked all the glasses
,,(T Tlir.ll I vr.nl ill, lililf n hlnelr further
us everybody rushed out, Into unuther bridge and wanted to pass over and see!
saloon where the front window was how the watchmen acted at night. We
knocked out, and It wns n large plate crossed on the far side, over an old
glass window, l'eople seemed to think structure, nnd sturted back across nu
ll wns a boiler explosion, ns the fire otfler structure Just below the now one
department were nil coming out too, that wns being erected. Tho watchman
and 1 went In this saloon and asked the stopped us nnd nsked where we were
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fellow If that boiler. When t exploded,
would blow that window out,
lie says, 'Hid ItV He mih, 'You
. . . . ... .
ought to have been In here.' He says
'Look back there at that door.' He says,
'The porter Is out hack cleaning him
self.' Everybody seemed to be under tho
impression that It was a boiler explosion,
so I stood there about fifteen minute!
around the Job and then went up to a
hotel near tho station and stayed all
nlyht.
"1 saw Webb the next day and he
asked me If everything wns all right..
and I told him 'Yes.' and give him the
impels, but It wan alrendv In the New
York papers, and he showed me the clip-
Linn fiwn in,. v..- Vi.rii tinnem itn
.-aid, 'I wonder what Mike will say
now?" meaning Mike C'unnnne.
REGRETTED HE COULD NOT
GET OTHERS TO DO JOBS
"After I caused the explosion at Chel-
sen. I'l-r .-.!. I was In the hall, talking
io n.ury .nmes, .u i-niyiourtii sueei. , aml camf. ,,,, ,,,, h. Mm with a black-II-
was the tlnnnol.il secretary there--, juci loaded with sjind. and the blackj ick
Macnucrchor Hall and Charley Masscy , Wils . of niuoh rC(int and the see-cam-
In and said to .limes In my pies- j ,,,, tlmo ,le hlt hlm ,hl. ha, M M
elit e: That was a pretty good Job . Vf r u, UIlJ thl, watchman commenced
down there at Chelsea pier.' and he , m,Her. and we knew It would attract
i.im 'I could nevir get anybody to ,1)f, Mttfnttun of the watchmen on the
do anything lll.e that for me while j fHr Me of the bridge, and also Shoe
1 was di legate.' us. he said, there would m.,ker's watchmen, nnd ro we bad to go
'" ,lv " "f ,l,c"i P" I'1 " saloon iu,. llmIrr ,,IC iK,, ,... shoc-
an.l s t to drinking and talking, and mr's Job, we started hick.
the chances are u detective would fol
low tin m down there and they would
gft pinched before an thing was done.
"1 met Webb shortly after this and
he asked me how 1 would like to take a
trip up in the New Knitland States, look
ing over some JoVs to be done, and I
told hlm all tiulit 1 knew that
that wns his business to look up Jobs
- and he told me that he got $K a
day and expensis (railroad fare) for
every day he was nut for the Interna
tional, und that he would make it
all right wrV me. so 1 thought he In
tended to gi- me that $ a day and
railroad fare for my doing his work
up there. 1 took the train at 12:01 thnt
evening, after hlm giving ni" Jl'JO to
go with. Webb told me that there were
two Jobs located near 1'all Ulver one
of th in was at Slade's Kerry, right nt
l'.ill Itlvcr- anil I looked that Job over.
Then 1 went to Somerset. Mass., three
inlli? above. Then I returned to New
York ami went to Krank Webb's houe
und reported what 1 had seen."
Webb gave him $luO more and Davis
paid Nllan J-iO for dynamite. He left
the dynamite over night in n saloon,
where the bartender set It in a eloet
behind the bar. The next day he left
N -w York city by the Kail lliver bolt.
( nrrleil ( npiieil ll tiiimlle In irli.
"To lie alone I got a stateroom and
fixed my caps ami fuse and dynamite
o". the way up- -had everything pre
pared and packed III the i ,ise. When
I got Into Kali ltiver the ivst morning
1 Mulled up to the hotel, the Wilbur
lloiS', and u colored boy wanted to
carry my grip, and 1 let hlm carry it
for me, and li" took It In the hotel and
set It down that is the best hotel there
jr.d 'he cb rl: picked it up nnd started
to a room with it before I could stop I
hlm. as It was heavy and I was afraid
he might ask questions, but 1 gave
him ."i0 cents and he said nothing."
The tirst rainy night he bl-w up the
Slade's Kerry bridge and had this ex
perience In doing It:
"I felt the bt Idee was awful sticky or
semethlng where I was standing, nnd
after lighting the fm-e I threw my grip
In tho river and started back over the
bottom to get as near the shore as pos
sible, and when I got back to the llsrht
where I could see I discovered that I
was all covered with red paint, as the
bridge was Just painted. I went to a
drug store near the Wilbur House and
got a quart of gasolene nnd worked the
remainder of the night getting myself
clean."
sliiiiieit Voucher Krnni Intrrnn
lloiinl. Webb always paid Pavls In c-ish. He
showul hlm vouchers from the Inter
national signed by McNamarn and
P.yan. These he had cashed at a bank
at Third avenue and Klfty-seventli
street until the cashier seemed to be
come suspicious. After that he used
to got the vouchers cashed ut different
bankv.
Davis suspects now that he did not
have a sipiare deal:
"Webb told me the price the execu
tive board allowed was $200 a Job and
I was to pay my own expenses nnd for
the stulf I used out of this amount.
After 1 got out of prison I was talking
with Harry .Jones one day and he
1 lurry Jones) said to me, 'You ought
to get more Bmoney for that kind of
work.' And he says. 'I understand that
S350 is the price.' And I says, 'I don't
know.' And he says. 'Maybe Krank
(Webb) Is holding out on you.' Now I
think ho said 'Krank'; maybe he said
'They're holding out, but I think he
said 'Krank Is holding nut.' And that Is
all that was said about It."
TRIED TO WORK IN RR0NX
ON NEW HAVEN BRIDGE
Davis next attempted to blow up the
Seherzer drawbridge over the llronx
lliver on May f, 190S. This bridge was
being erected by the Pennsylvania Steel
Company for tho New York, New Haven
and Hartford Itullroad Company. Davis
says:
".I went to Allentown. Pa,, nnd saw
Thomas Nllan and told him I wanted
two suitcases full of dynamite this time,
1 bought onn cuho ut a second hand
store and he got another ease nt n
sicond hand store. Much otio contained
about isii sticks of dynamite. Ho said
ho would go with nn to Jersey City
unit help mo carry the ease, as I had ail
I could entry,
"I bought him n round trip ticket
from Allentown to Jersey city nnd he
helped me with the cases to the ferry.
I crossed on the ferry and landed nt
Twenty-third street, l Kot ,. hunsotn
cab ami with tho two rases went to
Klfty-second street and Sixth avenue
and left them with the bartender In a
! saloon near there. The bartender went to
set them behind the bur and ho made
the remark: 'What's In there, It's so
heavy ?' 1 told hlm some tools In con
nection with Iron work. I left them
thero then until nbntit ! o'clock that
night und Itmlolpli Tunnlngs and myself
went over and gut them and curried
them up lo our room ut 913 Hlxth "I waited till he went nway and then
avenue, Wo put them In the closet In i placed the dynamite In Iho post, gut my
Tunnlugs'H room mi ns not to let Uuganlfuse lived Inside and put the grip In the
know we had anything, for ho wal post on top or the dynujpltv. 1 then
always wanting mo to let him In with
me on some or the worx, nut I was
afraid of him, as he had too much of
a mouth
Turned Rack b- Wntchninn.
"Tunnlngs and me then. On two dlf-
feretlt lllglltS. WCtlt OUt tO till draW
Koiiik ami i lum mm kuiuk
York, Just got In from Uoston, He
"'! 'Voti can't cross here; you will
t,..,A lr, mi ti rnlltlrl ' mi Wnllt ilnlVtt
have to go around.' so we went down
u small bank and crossed another place
and came up on the far side. I thought
1 had teen enough so 1 know the loca
tion nnd how to get to It. I
"We went back and let the mntter'
for 11 daV or T,lcn Tunnlngs
"' decided It was n cloudy night
and we had better gut tho Job off mid we
started out.
"1 m me watchman until
' walked right up on to him and he
placed a gun up In front of me and
W5K: 'Where ure you going?' t had
a gun In my hand and I toll! him we
was trying to get across tho bridge, over
tn get a street car, and named a little
station a few miles beyond. He lowcrod
his gun and said; "You will have to
go around the other way.' mid ns he
lowered his gun 1 put my gun up and
told him to put up his haniK which he
Mi alld Tunnlngs dropped the suitcase
Thretr Suit Cnsc Into Canal.
"I put the gun In my putltet and Tun
nlngs run by the suit ensj and left It.
I picked tt up und threw It In the canal
und the watchman was shooting at us.
as we supposed. 1 passed around the
canal nnd we went out the same way
we came In.
"Then we came on back to New York.
Tunnlngs was prett badly scared, and
said as I had Inn a suit tun and half
of what 1 had trhen for It he would
he'p me on the next Job and only
wanted one-fourth of what I got 1 told
him I would stand th" loss and that he
could have half If he wanted to come ,
along. He said he would do It. I had
$200 and i gac Nllan $100 for those
two cases. !
"Next morning a'inut 11 o'c lock 1 nvt j
Krank Webb over at the ha'.l on Klfty
foiirth street and Third avenue, and
also lilllle tlreen wns there and Tom
Duscti. and (Jreen asked Dugan: 'What
In the hell are you fillows trying to do.
commit suicide'."
"I ni"t Webb In a few minutes and
we tool; a walk down a few blocks Into 1
a saloon three or four block down '
Third avenue, aim he asked me what ,
wns the matter I couldn't get the Job
off, and I told hint the way things
I turned out. lie rays: 'What did you
do with the suit ease'." I told hlm we
couldn't do anything but throw It In
the river. He says: 'Wdl, won't they
find If." 1 says; 'Well. If they do there
Is no marks on It. they will not know
wheiv It tome from.'
"He asked me then If I had any more
dynamite. 1 told htm yes 1 hnd ano'lier
suit case In the room that I had
brought from Allentown nt the same
time. I told him I Intended to go out
and get the Shoemaker Job at Hay
chrster. as they only had a few more
rivets to drlxe and they woimI be fin
ished in a few days, and he said that
was where 1 should go.
In the conversation 1 had with him
Webb ald: 'What are you fellows try
ing to do, trying t" commit suicide'.'' I
said: 'No. why'." He said: Th paper
account says you pontile fought a battle
on the bridge and that one of you was
wounded; that you carried off your
wounded, as the watchman found a
bloody handkerchief 1 told hlm the
only shots were fired by the watchman
and that no one was with me but Itu-,
dolph Tunnlngs. He said: 'What did
you do with the suit iase'." I told him
I throwed It In 'he river. He says;
Will it sink?' 1 sild: 'I don't know:
I didn't Mop to sec, as I had to go un
der that arc light nnd I didn't know
where that fellow was shooting.' Hn
wild: Try to get It If you can.' I said:
'1 am not going .after It.'
"Webb told me that Ilyan came Into
town shortly aftir this attempt was
made to blow up the Seherzer property
and he nsked Webb Iso Webb said) If
uny of us got hurt nnd how many w.n
on the Job, nnd Wei b told him two and
Flynn seemed to be worried and asked
If there was any marks on the case, o
they could Identify It.
Attempt Made nt ln rheslrr. i
"The next night It was still raining,
and I told Kudolph that we would make
an attempt on tho Shoemaker Job at
Haychester, and we left New York
about U o'clock, went to U'Sth street
and Third avenue and got a Haychester
car nnd went out to tho Shoemaker Job
at Haychester, We thought best to keep
on the railroad tracks until wo get near
the Job as we didn't want to be seen rid
ing on the street car or getting off near
the Job. We walked up the tracks for
about a mllo and u half, and then got
over by the side nnd tho water was
about shoetop deep and we waded In
that until we got up close to the bridge.
Wo could see watchmen under the
bridge by getting down low and catch
ing them on the skyline so we con-1
eluded to take the far end of the Job,
the east end. We took unite a detour
around and came out over the end of the I
pier onto the structure. Wn walked 1
over two or three sets of girders. Tun
nlngs hud nil umbrella nnd I had the
sullense.
"We walked out over the first track
and Just as wo was getting ready to gi
a ltttlo further, as Pwai Instructing
TunnlngH to watch for somebody to
come by on the bridge, two watchmen
walked up directly under us and stool
there and talked for near an hour and n
half and we dared not move or make n
noise for fenr of attracting their atten
tion. We stood there until they wont
nway, and then I told Tunnlngs to get
down low where he could see and let mo
know If any one enmo by make a noise
or tap the steel.
"I took the case and went on about
tlfty feet to the halter post of the
bridge, nnd I was starting to put tho
dynamltu in the st und another
watchman came out and was standing
right under me, and he stayed for near
n half hour. It wa then getting toward
daylight In tho morning. Tunnlngs,
thinking they got me, started to gn
I toward the other end of the hrlilae
John Ruszits Fur Co.
KSTAIiLISHED IN 1RS1
Remarkable Sale
of Furs
Commencing Monday, December 8th,
The first Rutzits Sale in 62 years is a genuine oppor
tunity to secure furs of the highest class at prices which
will probably in view of an advancing market never
be found again.
Every piece bears the Ruszits Label, and is true Rusxits
Quality in every particular.
The John Ruszits Fur Company is the oldest whole
sale and retail fur house in New York; for sixty-two
years the Ruszits name has stood for all that is good
in the fur industry.
Imitation, fake and sham have no place in the Ruszits
Code of Ethics; every piece of fur bought here no mat
ter what the price may be carries our guarantee of
satisfactory service to the purchaser.
FUR SETS FOR WOMEN
Neckpieces and Muffs in Russian Sablcj Baum Marten; Lynx; Skunk:
Mink; Natural. Black. Sitka and Pointed Fox, at 40
below prevailing retail prices.
Russian Sable Scarf and Muff $800.00
Former Price $1,250.00
Natural Mink Set $85.00
Former Price $145.00
Hudson Bav Sable Set $300.00
Former Price $420.00
Stone Marten Set. . $65.00
Former Price $95.00
Blended Mink Set $30.00
Former Price $55.00
FUR COATS FOR WOMEN
Persian Lamb. Mink, Hacked and Dyed Muskrat. Near-Seal, Caracu!
and Fony Coats, at 40 below prevailing retail prices.
GLOVES OF FUR
Seal Gloves and Mittens for Women and Children $2.00
Former Prices. $5.00 to $10.00
Fur Gloves and Gauntlets for Men in Seal. Muskrat. Otter. Goat.
Dog, Bear. etc. . $5.00 to $15.00
Former Prices, $8.00 to $30.00
FUR COATS FOR MEN
Coats of Doeskin Cloth, lined in Mink, Muskrat. Marmot, Genet and
French Lamb. Collars of Persian Lamb and Beaver. These are beauti
ful coats of very fine workmanship, and are in no way comparable
with those generally advertised $35.00 and up
Former Prices $75.00 and up
MOTOR COATS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Beautiful furs, cut in full auto-sweep.
Raccoon Motor Coats $50.00 to $110.00
Former Prices $90.00 to $170.00,
Muskrat Motor Coats $70.00
Former Price $130.00
FUR CAPS
Sea! Caps for Men (up to size 7') $8.00 and up
Former Prices $20.00 and up
Nutria and Wombat Caps $3.00 and up
Former Prices $7.50 and up
CHAUFFEURS' FUR COATS $15.00 to $30.00
Former Prices $30.00 to $50.00
MOTOR ROBES
Black Dog Motor Robes '$16.50 and $18.00
Former Prices $30.00 and up
7 East 48th Street
held the fus-- In the post so is nut 1 1
maki- any light and 111 a match and
touched it ofT. The fuse was about
twenty feet long.
Weill Out Ilia 1 leu it In Water.
"I Marled back then and met Tun
nlngs Just ciiinln5 down over the end of
the bridge. Me said he tlmught I was
picked up. We did not v.ish tu go back
the same way we came there, nnd not
bi'lug acquainted with the country we
started out, nbout cast. a near a l can
get the direction, and In leaving the
bridge, after we was nbout 300 feet
away, there was water everywhere and
we thought It was only a Miiall pool and
1 went over my head and Tunnlngs
after inc. We got out on the bank on
the other side and was off perhaps ,1U0
yards when the explosion occurred, nnd
we heard the watchman shoot several
times.
"We went on n little further and took
off our coats and wrung the water out.
uur guns were both wet, and I thought
we had no more use for them anyway,
as we was off the Job and In the open
country, and I took the shells out of my
gun and Tunnlngs did the same out of
his.
"Then we started on Into New York, as
near as we could git the direction. We
walked for about a mile or two and
found we was going the wrong way.
Then we turned and went In the direc
tion we thought New York was, and
pretty soon It was getting pretty light
we could see we were on the right
way. We wanted to try to hit the sub
way at tho West Karms station.
"When we got on the main road lend
ing down to West Farms the patrol
wagon was coming toward us with two
otllecrs on the front seat, and as they
pushed us there was two standing on
the rear footlniard. After they got a
little distance past one of them Jumped
off and started back toward us and
hollered 'Hold on. 1 want to take you
fellows,' and at the same time we saw
another otllcer running up the street
toward us.
Threw Their llcolerii Awnr.
"Webb had Instructed me If we got off
of the Job safe not to try to commit an
assault on the policeman; It would be
better lo let them catch us than to get
In bad with them, as they would not
go hard against us If wo didn't try to
Injure them. So when the policeman
was close to me ho hadn't pulled IiIh
gun yet, but he acted as If he was going
towhen he was about ten feet from us
I throwed my gun on the ground nnd
Tunnlngs did tho same, nnd there wns n
llttln water there, where it had been
mining, a little puddle of water, ami he
rtn up and stooped over to pick tho
Kumt up, and ns ho did I told Tunnlngs
to bent It.
"Wo both started to run nnd tho
policeman picked up on of the empty
guns and tried to shoot nt tin with It,
Hnd wn hentil It snap two or three times.
Then ho took his gun und commenced
shooting, and the other policeman that
was runnlnt,' up thu street commenced
blowing hla police whistle, and tho Hrnt
one that started to do the shooting fol
lowed nfter us pretty clo.e for severnl
blocks, and we would run one block and
then zigzag down the alleys, until we
llnally got nway trom him.
"Then we were nearlng New York
and thero were two mounted officers
came riding down and Tunnlngs seemed
to be frightened and .as 'I cues they
are coming to get us, what shall we
do'." I told hlm to let them pick us up,
they had nothing on us, 1 didn't think,
but that our clothes might give us away,
as U'lng wet, but Instead of stopping
they rode by us, and over to a stable
where I MippoM- they kept their horses."
Webb gave Davis $5u for a new siit
of clothes and later paid him lion.
About two days later Pavl met Webb
and Ityan. Davis records this conversa
tion: "Kyan says: 'I want to tie sure no
body Is following us,' and then Ityan
said: 'Christ, but you are going It
pretty damn strong. What are you fel
lows trying to do, commit suicide?" T
as 'No' lie says; 'Who got hurt?' I
paid: 'Nobody.'
"I n'so remember having a tnlk with
Ryan after I hnd done several Jobs In
one week, and he said: 'You are work
ing very fast here; you must be n
wlfnrd to do so many jobs and not get
caught nt It.'"
Davis tried to do a dynamite Job nt
I'rnvldence. He plnced dynamite under
a pile of Iron and lit the fuse Hut there
was no explosion. He found thnt the
fuse had burned down to an Inch or so
of the cutis and had then gone out, 5o
he packed the dynamite again In his
suit case ami took It hack by boat to
New York.
UNION TOOK CARE OF HIM
WHILE SERVING TIME
Davis was arrested for causing the
explosion on the bridge at Somerset,
Mas-'., and sentenced to prison for three
years, He sas the union ottlclals sup
plied means for his defence, put up
$10,000 in cash In a vain attempt to se.
cure his release on ball and looked after
hlm while he was In ptimm. He was
imprisoned for about two years, After
his release he found $100 awaiting hlm,
and Webb paid lihn $,'i00, Davis says:
"I then paid Harry .bines $100 and
Miss o'Connell, the landlady that I
stopped with before going nway T
owed my board and also some that
some other fellows had left here nnd
It all amounted to $100. And then l
gave Wibb two $100 bills, I don't know
why I gave them to him, but I giicns
Just because I was feeling good on be.
Ing released; thero was no cause for it
"Ho says, 'This money don't belong
to me. I'll keep It for you and nny
tlmo you need It let me know and you
i-An have It.' When I got ready to go
home nfter paying my bills ho asked
mo how much I had. I told hlm $180.
Ho says, 'Here's $20 morn; miiko It
$200, "
From New York he went to Indian
apolis nnd called on McNamarn, "He
took me right Into his room and we
commenced talking, and tho flrat thins
thinking of
life insurance?
Many people throughout the country are thinking
of It about this time and some 20,000 life insurance
agents are helping them; for the agent is more active in
December than in any other month; he's trying to beat
his last year's record under urgent pressure from his
company.
But don't let him do it at your expense, for if you
take a policy through any agent, his commission will
come out of your premium -the first year and there
after. This, of course, will make your insurance cost you
more than if you applied direct to the one American
company that operates without agents, namely,
The Postal Life
Insurance Company
Standard policy
reserves nearly
$10,000,000. In
surance In force
nearly $50,000,-000.
Net Cwt Lm ! tfc
POSTAL
btCMM
1. hailaN
Standard policy
provisions, ap
proved by the
New York State
Insurance Department.
WUirUeTfeUrIMarl7e. ;
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9h
inwiliiHWIwttBhWIw
MI4rf IK MMlll 7Mrt.
M. TU tal ro.llit.cl fUrf
4IT14..4.. 4 tm lb. C.aptir'
Old-line legal
reserve Insurance
not fraternal cr
assessment.
Mr&!ii, in
IMS 7r
The Company's Health Bureau also performs a most important
service in health-conservation by issuing timely Health Bulletins
for the benefit of its policyholders, and by providing for
those who so desire, one FREE medical examination each
Tear a privilege not accorded by any other company.
It will thus be seen
that the Postal Life
saves you money and
safeguards your health
It will be well worth your while to find out just what
the Company will do for you on nny standard form of
policy whole life, limited-payment life, endowment,
joint life, monthly income, or child's welfare.
For quick action, 'phone the Company Cort
andt) or call at the Postal Life Building, or simply write
and say:
"Mail full insurance particulars for my
age as per advertisement in today's Sun"
and be sure to give
1. Your Occupation. 2. The Exact Date of Birth.
The Company will promptly send you (by mail
only) figures for your age with the amount of dividends
guaranteed; also additional policy-dividends now
being paid, showing the Postal's low net cost.
'phone call - or write.
No agent will be sent to visit you; the Company
docs not employ agents, but gives you the benefit of the
saving thus effected; you, yourself, get the commission
by insuring direct.
THE POSTAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
WM. R. MAL0NE, President
POSTAL LIFE BUILDING
35 NASSAU ST.
lie opened a drawer In tho iIipU and'
commi-nml Miowlm; ni" tiimi litppinnf
nnd one tliinu nnd iinithcr nnd wviit ,
over unite a few of them, nnd hnd illp-
plnRH of the Jobs 1 had done pinned 'o i
letters that en me from I'rnnU W. Mi, j
and I asked him If that wnen't rl.lty, i
krpplmr that around, nnd he my, Wn,
I Kitejs that's all rlttht. I hnvn to keep
them to mako my reports.'
Not Itradr for More ll iininltlnu,
Davis wns not ready to undertake
any more dynamiting JoUs Just then
anil MeNamarn offered hint a task of n
diffeiriit kind:
"Ilo says, 'Thero Is a fellow here that
come around nnd wanted me to ulvi
him $50 and then ho enmo the next day
and wanted n hundred nnd now ho do.
inands 1 think ho said J150, . lie
made three attempts anyway. Ho said;
'I want you to stive hlm n licking or
put him out of the way' Ho sms:
'Hverythlm? Is fixed with the -np. find
It will he nil rlKht.' I told hlm no,
wanted to ko homo first: I didn't w.int
to get into any tnoro troublu now. Ho
Operates under
strict require
ments of New
York State and
subject to the
United States
postal authorities.
W it-
High medical
standards In the
selection cf risks.
Premiums may
be deposited
mcntMy, If mere
convenient, nnd
wlthcut consult
ing the Company.
Nrtk.r saw l
nr ... inw
NEW YOR
told mo the name of tiin man
"" l ' i. or I- it up. und
11 llllo W.IS 1 r.llll: i:,l;li.,iY
Ilo (.poke of two fund he w.l
aivumul.it'i'tf in the last tw,. n- th
ve.irs. fie way he epokej one lie tilled
' i won. minr ,.iml tj ,. )Pl
ior v.
i no -p. n.T.u t ,r..l ' 'I'lu n.'tter.il
fin ;
l ill. UK lie mhi W.lH somewhere
nmiiii'l
..i..mu an. t li. ..inn,-,. e ,
homethhiK like $iwm; i,ut ,. ,,,,;.,
'V",1""1'1,' ''! II would ruin the
nteiest on It If ho w out too strotiK on
"II.- talked aUnit the Vioic, explosion
V i . 11 '"' "1f,: Himi h
j -- .v oromer ami ehmldt
rum,, tuner leuow pulled olf,' in,d lo
"io ioo oiippim; and I
rend it
nun ioi.i mm i had read It In a
maita-
yum wuiie in prlhou; ho says:
'H.ie
i-y. ' "ioi my nrothor'"
I said
i'i V, , '"("""r " i'liti worker
Ho said1 'Ho Is a mini
''Ilo aNo Kpok,. of M-x.Tn ultra!
work
mem und told dim Mo had
.Mi
..a,,.;..,, no , j,,,, , (S ,
ik'lleld.
auoui one week nfter my -TtlM
lllH
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