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THREE CONTINENTS BREATjHE EASIER AS NOTORIOUS
CROOK'IS NAILED IN ST. LOUIS '
St. Louis, Mo., Marh .2 .77
Daniel Callahan, citizen .of the
world, the mQst versatile qropk in
criminal annals, was arrested
here today, and'the po.liee of three,
continents are breathing easier. ,
In the last few years- there .has
not been a jewelry robbery, of any
magnitudejn which Caljaljari has
not "been suspected as the leader.
Postofpxe safes also paid' him
large dividends, and he has left a
trail of cracked bank vaults clear
across the United States. Until
today the police have sought
vainly for the expert" thief.
Postal Inspector Bunson ar
rested Qillahan, fn a restaurant,
the specific charge .being the "rob
bery of the .postoffice at.Bremen.
He will pVobfbly "be tried-on this
charge first, but there are enough
crimes laid' at his door to keep
hjm in prison for the rest -of his
His spoils are said to total hun
dreds of thousands of dollars. He
is suspected of being implicated
in the theft of $100,G00'-worth of
jewels belonging to Mrs. Maid
win Drummond, , which" were
stolen from her staterom on the
Hamburg-American liner Amer
ika in February, 1911.
The theft of two suitcases con
taining $25,000 in gems "from
Spaulding & Co. in Chicago a'few
weeks aerof and the burglarizing
of the Alberti Jewelry-Go. store,
when two men were killed, are
said to be traceable-to Callatianrl
j Callahan, who Had led Ameri
can ..detectives ndthe sleuths of
Scotland 2 Y&rd a merry chase,
might "be a .free mam today- were
lit hotvfor his pal's fondness for
fried Qggs. Witi C..F. Miller,
w;ho was also arrested, the notor
ious qropk entered a restaurant
and called for fried eggs. Inspec
tor Benson came into the "restau
rant for lunch, and spotted Callahan-
The inspectorwaited until the
men were in the midst of their
meal. Then he walked over to
the'pair andrtojd them they were
iiner arrest; Callahan ignored
thei policeman andturned,to his
"D you and your fried eggs,"
he, .cried. "Look what they got
us into." ' '
cHe quietly .submitted to arrest.
Callahan declared he had not
planned to stop 'in St: Louis, but
sajd MiJIer was hungry, for a meal
of fried, eggs.
The mysterious robbery of Mrs.
Maldwin Drummond, who, be
fore lier marriage to the wealthy
young Englishman, i-was the
widow of Marshall Field, jr., of'
Chicago, was one of the most puz- '
zling that ever confronted the
The jewels were taken from the
drawer of 'a table in her suite on
the -liner Amerika" shortly before
the ship docked at New York. '
Mrs. Drummond had them in
sured for $100t000 in Lloyd's, and