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title: 'The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, October 25, 1903, Magazine Section, Image 58',
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. 'THOS. REPUBLIC :S.L'XDAY.OCTOBEE 25. 1903.
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! ? Widely Differing YIews of two Experts i BiBS""" & JfesH
Atoit .the .Protecttom Afftrdled hj Modern Safes, ;j ffif t B ; M ft. "HIHi i
"I t-uiilil nieu':iuyri- ever nmilo. ami my only "I tluu't csirc lii-:irsilc llu.ni:itlir with :'i lmpI:ir. SS'L' W ' -IL ' ' I ' KHBEBBBiBH
)iwiy-a It I"-'ilw!iyrf tliVon-my tf 'iIk- crafitr- ' wmMIv ImjHiil.lp for a sufo-lin-akor. work J fc . MKUJjjijm ' I 1 3WHalHMSSBBBBl
iii.c-iitinuinily from SaturJav nislit -i .Mnnila 14 -s? JuBIBi i ' 2m. JHBraaBHHlHBIH.
wiihiii tin' iut-i iIimii- r tin- Ih-i lir'HlH ' TrftfHlBlHllBH99EHH
iiHro;l.vvriii ! wreck R4HEflHHV'" HHsB9B9H
"-riu-tnuni, Y.,.M....,rly'.f.ui.ie,I. often "A Imrslar-pr.r re. however. W not .,.h,-,H!v WHiJfHS- - " ' 'HI9b 4
lln-ir nerve ami ri-ort lo iiilinrer."-l:eforiiie.I !ir.iriH.f." -V.' I. ' l'owuall, ire."Ment .ri HHHHBmEbKL ' HHHHHHHBISHHI
VKITTES.10OB.THP a.-yDAV nEPUDLIC.
Wb?n n inan Mrho bas InvrelM in a
I'ie. fine jafr -for "his -lnaM in order
s-kT) .-th a fcfllns of security com?'
.inun tv Wis uUirc In the mornins. ojkw
ilic afc 4tur ;;ml Xooiis vumb into til"
' xt buHdln;. hU nat- of mlml may ncl!
Tli? afe -buiclars havf ylsltl him ' in
tv nlRht and-Ms Ws sited 'strong Wr iws
l-x'i of no more avail, than a nimfj
Th- ljtsai,'.iHwied-it is unprotecl
! liy an lectrit aiarm."ti!. the iHirglars
ili.mselveu stiy.yax eay t"ri.aR a hat
i-..x. ' :'
.MMU'rn invciition cannot stand against
ii in. glycerin.' and under such etrctmi-i.im-es
it n-ould wni that the luin--s
- i-rackiiit itttc would lie the mo?t
lioIitablp uf all liurg ry.
Tliat il b Tt so J due to tbr waich
ii.'nwi of the police and the protection
'fT..r.ll by guarantee companies.
In .-;tie srtfc can-king 1 practically a
!.! :iri. hut in the country dh!trict it
"iiiiniMn-tn iioiirfFh. with lew nenration
il.sm than in the pat, hnwtrver.' and with
-lallcr l.roflts. .
i:i:ST uS"'VEnE' , .
K l"K CK-VCKSMEX.' ."
Two Vcat-3B0 the het "san" In"
t'i. country '- the' fiife crac!jnen. '
Tl.-.y have.-dtVted into other tln-s'hi die
.. excer .for now . ard" hcn ao cx--itr.-icn
Into vwjjiljing district " where a
firity bis iwjter has tieen forming during
"- war of Immunity. from Imrslans.
Thfn iIh-, cotintry .is .ar.m--l nc.iint
tl'.- liiirclars anB the wld' tnri-8r jMt
Irow.-.s arc. rewivwl. -' "?
I'ic. brainy '-rfoureefu! ncn with the
.- rr.'Bc ;f a" floirnd a mind full of ex
! iMtt to meet any emerseno in mm
- ! lansuajs the safe cniccr.. of to-day
'' knew lue'lr prrdcccp.-ors Dcrsonally or
!' iiutaUdn .speMc or: them, and the
V nkerton iftaffr -whole lofit has Un-n to
I-.. :lihr oAmtrfn:; and MK-rgy :ifrhrst the,
-ainc traitaof the lawbreakers' echo Si
In Tact, to hear old-timers dwell on the
luilivon day of nafe cracking is to hear
aim-wt panegyrics' of Mas Shlnburn. . Dave
' 'immiUK!.. Jitmny H04ic.'Jo fHinhtti and
i. n. r xpert .cracksmen. - - W
"In thc"3ijocl oKT tlayr of graft txio.c an
!-trf-- burstar' alarm had' been put in lo
iMndlcip a,,'!." aajd one of ihem
nctntly. "trii'J'ws. some honor infce
lo.igin? to ihen-ofKrn. " s
"To Eucceedh-. h renlrea' nerve and.
bralne andftlie-Tewrd-Vere tremendous.
"XowdaS'w,e have to doa ieh'ol safe
.r:iacing ottee'hi "a whlhri in '-order to
J . but there is m lomrer any romance
..ucut it. '"'.', ; j
"W'c do our. work In anout-of-the-nay
1 ait of theiciu:. or In the "coutitry. and
a haul rarely. exceeds 3 few hundred doi-
IrrO . '
li Ik the "vvfmr" tliat hae tut the nro
f. -yitn of f- .rackhis on the "bum." tu
!!) rj.t.."-i", "f ihc renn w!f. l
. tcu tJlmJj UiaL he tad Imu j till' ! .11:
"I cuiilil oieu'auytire ever nmile. ami uiy only
enemy a It i -thvay.-.' tin eti"iiy-if llw crafter--was
noNe. " ' ,
"I ciirrlnl'ti el of tool lliat eot'iiie.iiniei llian
:t 4lm;illil jlullars.' l',ve tn1cu atlMialloa'iI of'.vahi
alili'N tit' my ilnieaml'iifver kltlt.il stiiylioil.v, eillier.
'"Tlie tnunii 'Xivs.' niorly.tHttiieI. often !
llielr nerve ami norl lo iiililifcr."-l:eforiiieiI
bl life ail."ft burslnr'whcnevcr he
sot a" chance. ' '
He is a city """ .1(hjilrlfjy-?ix year."
experience, .and; he nttir.aily l(ul:?,.l.mn
c-jnlemptuouid.v.'on.the. ryess" claps.
The "yeE" i a tiamft Jiursbr. who
dtilis into the petty ife of amall coun
try lHt itfllcc or railway Vtat Inn and Rets
away with n few dollar bill.
lie HlnajsK'ncs to his p"rVxilolt pre
IMte.1 to kill, and the traKnlloy. arilutrlj
unncccsary. ;ln tlie opinion .of his better
trained and edticn4eil- brother, the clty
mi." that strew-iln; lcckless path of iht
"jess" have 'brought the buyints? of safe
cracking iiijo disrcimte.
"We will jilt ourselves a?alnjt any safe
ever built." said this cxperlenccd'anix em
bittered !iaclifman.."hut weion'l under
take to commit murder-for money."
Of courre. I can put up a Wuff like any
other man. but I've never killed anybody.
awl I've toln a Iwatload of'stuff'ln my'
"Y,KGl" MUST DANGEIJOLS . '
"CKI-MIXAL IK AMERICA.'
. ,"The ycss" I the'roost danstiou; crim
inal in existence, and an ordinary sun
like me'cali't ttauQ'up against him. ' ' :
In the first-pluee. the .yess" .his no ex,
.pene. while a sun' of my pretenic to rc
Mifctabjlily. lias to travel in good style."..
"Trhe,oSy'tools"a moderu,,yege""has to
carry in hifafe-cracklns-expeaitlonsxtre a
hunk of putty. alJatCof -soap.'a small steel
wedgefShd u phln'l of Jiltrcgly-cerln.
"W'licii I was jrraftins. and -Vxv grafted.
In aliflic Wk cltH-s' of ihe'worM. 1 carried'
a n--k of toot-- tliat coj-t-me up Iii-lrie hou;
J '1-couUl ihku JH.V Kfe ever made, and'
rray only cntm- and it Is always .the enc-,
my of -the Rratter was noise.' If I.cotikl
J hare procured some soundless powder r
would be a millionaire to-day. -"l'nb
.-ondltfoti! chans' i"or the h?t-
, ! ' '' . ' rfcji. if thr will -vrr
' ie . rlvsil f srffe burslari."" "
"A n)an as to.d asi.Ma gliinliurn may
spiing upaixl put iiew- llfc.!n. the business.
6ut I 'doubt it. The Dutchman wi as.
j-boM as alion'-alidas brainy as they make
He stole 'Xlj"M'.tv. mainly from blc
lwnk.. went-back "to Ucririany; resumed
his. real, liarnr.-, Maximilian 3unnbcln:
rK.uCh.a .la'ronr4cy sot, skinned on tho
Ilrre. -camo hack;to this, country seven
yrars aenandwent around leatln; coun
try Mot" and poft'omces for a few paltry
I "He was etiucht at Middlclairs N. T..
a;l. altr dolns a bort s'ntenct there,
was nabled for'an:old offeiwe. done by
him and .Ror. SImms years aso in-New-llampihlre.
-where he-is dolnc time for'It
S-KRVINC A LONG SEXTENCK.
" Jim Dunlip. 'Cob' Scott'Davc fum
mingt -'Jlmcty'. Hope aai-Tom' Biselow
arc other names that recur to a man'-who
ls-.rj"It!C to tell of the palm Uays of Ui j
"Some of' them 'ere alive, jet. 'Dave'
Cjanuilngs is around .town, hale and cheer
ful because,-he's - sot lots or money.
"Jinrmy-: Hjpe U. alive alio, tut dubbinr
'around" (ftjanytbins; tliat comts. handy.'
"Jim ' ponlap. ,ofae o'f tbev smartest, most
n sourtcful .spa. bralnj'.of yeuns."" Js cloL-.r
eievejr years "for, robbiajf a countrj" Inlc
in-urccj-. . .
Ei names of thes men recall the tro
tr.4 ,',,-k exploits thta- .orlstnated or as
fbjel In carrying thronsh; like tbe.Xorlh
arf pion'- JiartC -' robberj- 'ISeil. or' John.
I eary -had as Wc a-resutatlori ai'the
lbers. He didn't deserve It. for-he-was
Bbthlngbut a bis' 'barrow' flchter. without
train-, and only fit to 'buckle' a wateh-
"There's a wlio'c h' -of nonsejiee Ulked
J ix fcrik roMwts sM bank mhHets.
People think ihe Maiiluttairnauk Job was
a fine piece of work. Tou'tc;aIwSj's.her
Ius It referred ! as such a. mystery, whll
t he; truth i.ltLwat.ar: inrldc Johand mlsln
have been turned off any llme'dur'nr a
whole year. The sang, headed by. Wily"
Kelly. 'Jimmy Hope and others, were hi 1
the place a year before the Job'.was done,
put a hole In the vanlt door and waxed It
un- . .
WATCHMAN ..WHO AIDKD
IN HIG nOBHERY.
! ""The watchman wantcd-them- to;lat
the bank and cave the sans every assist
ance. . .
. "All the' same, they get-only Iir.ftM'ln
cash out of that-job. Thu rest 'was In
bonds and papers, hardly worth takinj
"Bank 'sraftlm;'.!-' easier" lu'.Eutope.
German'. Italy or France than It is "here.
In England' they're set'Itier wise to' the
fact that 'the American 'Run' has ;ot the
worM k:nnu. It's harder to set away
over there, for ou the Continent there
ain't many YacUee 'suns who .can speak
ajiy other than their native language.
Thst handicaps a. man when he's -put to'
hJ wits to devise a talkito 'set out of
trouble. . ,
"All the same. If I was 'trafting' now
I'd graft in Europe or. Australia any-'
where except In'this country." .
POWNALL SAY'S BEST'8AFES
ARE Bf RGLAR-PROOF.
.The Mf.tement tliat' a gool.crjckmau
tan gel into any safe- Is- disputed. said.
with no little vigor, by Wright D..-Pow- !
call, vice pnwidrnt or the HerTlng-ILtlt-"Marvin
Safe Company. Mr. Pownall'sald:
"I don't wish to argue any matter wltfi
n reformed burrUr.
. "It Is not necessary. You-rume a-spc-
cific instance where a burRlar-proof aafe
was opened, and I c-an go into details and
rtlsptove the fact uiat tl was entered.
EtVJiGr&RA ZJ?rLZ.rATG. 2TOZ.: jnoj? ATJ1RO
"A burslar-proof safe is not a fireproof
safe, you must understand.
"There does not 'exist a steel structure
to-day that cannot -be taken down In In-'
finitely less, time than it took to put it to
scther. Take the Brooklyn bridge. It re-,
qui led about twenty years to build it. I
believe. With an adequate force of'work
mtu and the prcper facilities, ap engineer
could. remove the structure hi forty-five
"It lo with the burglar-proof safe. Lt
any nun work long enough, ou it. and he
might be able to get Inside.
"I will my simply this: It-would be im
possible, for a raic-'breaker. working from
Siturday n'gti'. toM'ondaymornin?. count
ing upon no IntetTuplions. . which Is the
lonseM period .a cracker -night work with
out bolus dlst'Jrhtd. to set within Ihe teel
door of llic rttfe.
."Nitroglycerin, you -usk Why. tu u
the amount". 1 eesary to send the door
from Its' hinges would .totally wTecfc al
most any bulldlrg."
Other manafacturerx we're short and
sharp In declaring that the. modern burglar-proof
safe ld a good deal to do with
th change In Ihe ocronaiiMi f the men
Terrors af Qxcmsimthl
; WRITTEN FOR THE SLN1AT RCPCBUC
Tbe-unreUability-or circumstantial evl
! dence as. a prrtor of cuilt wtis" strlWngly
' m?lr?t,e,i. Wnlly in. the family of
Mr. W. II. Taylor of Newark, who will
. never again have any sort "of un opinion
of Juror who cJinvlct prisoners on thj
j afon-sald evidence.
Mrs. Taylor spent the summer at th
Hotel ISrunswick. In Asbury lirk. Air.
Taylor, who it a traveling ta:n, jndnc
1 down only occasionally dnnns tit- sea-011
'"..T,"". a f9w taJ'!" "'' !- raniily. "
j t hllc he was in Pittsburg, h letter 'came'
! to the hotel addressed to "Mr w' II
1 Taylor. Hotel Brunswick. A-burv iarlc
. j ami postmarkeii "Buffalo."
Mr;. Tilor hesitated, but. a Mr Tay
lor often went to ItuafTlo In fatt. expected
to rake a trip fiere -in a rouple of weeks
Tie fe" safe ard the lette- w,-ts opened.
What 'then was her consternatloin and
anser to'tnd ft-a -nost lovin: epistle Iron
a Oman lghlJIS'lirf elf ".Maude." who
expressed- tor- - longing lit see her dear
-tyi'l" 33iin. and hee deUslit o .r his
She refjfticd-oh.. horrlble:-to the suit
times in "the pa-t "hen he had kissed her
arid IreldMhlr-closee to. 'his loving heart,
which -beat.-she knes-V for her atone, etc.
vWeI1.7lniuglne the rage and despair of
Mrs. Taylor. ......
Sha lrnjly -jrltted.lr teeth and waited
u;itil tjrv unsurf-tctltig Mr. Taylor ap
peared upon the -t- . ,
0"hen he ci-nrrtel him with the evi
dence of hU perfidy..
Profestii lions n hl !irt were of no
avail. 'liUt Just theli a lucky Ihlns hap-
Ienety J ;
,nnine -or .
II. Taylor appeared nt
In n .JelHye.l. on the road.
.ilil :iuil mixlouslv Hinolrrd for n !t
that should 1 awaiting him from Buffalo
lie-in- turn sascu anu stormed when told
there w.u none.
Ilnally the proprietor or the house took;
the matter in hand and located, the miss
ing: letter, and cveryone .was h?ppy
But Mr. Taylor considers that he hi'' M
vrj 'l' tall.
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