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THE WASHINGTON TIMES.' SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 11)12. "
BOY BURGLAR OF CAPITAL SA YS HE STOLE BECAUSE CITY
DID NOT AFFORD HIM CHANCE 10 EARN LIVING HONESTL Y
Night Prowling Proved Easy
Because of Street Doors
(Continued from First rage.)
thought It was pretty Rood advice. You
see If I had been a real criminal and
as bad as they say I am, I would have
shot that man.
All Doors Seemed
To Be Unguarded.
"After that It seemed as If every door
I tried was unlocked. 1 don't Just re
member how many plncfs there were
that I got In. The police say eight and
I guess they are right.
when anybody showed a disposition
to resist my demands for money I hur
riedly got out of their room. The re
volver was Just a bluff. What good
would It do to go Into a man's room
and demand his money without a re
volver to back up the demand.
"Yes, there was some faclnatlon about
It, too. It was really good snort. I
had to have money and 1 couldn't get
It without stealing, so the best way to
steal It was the way that I could en
joy. "Say, I had a neck of fun with those
two actresses In Thirteenth street.
And then they tried to tell the police
that I was nervous and shook like a
leaf' when I was In their room.
"That was about the last place I cot
In. Do yo uthlnk I would be scared of
Scoupplo of girls when I faced hMf a
osen men a short time before. They
wero right good 'kids' the way they
acted. My. but they were 'sore after
ward, though. One of them tred to
get at me when she came to the station
house to see If she could Identify me.
She was the one I shook hands with.
Hiss Karncy was her name.
Actieu "Sore" At
Youth Who Robbed Her.
"I had on a new pair of tan shoes,
and when she saw them she pointed
, her finger and said: . 'I bought those
shoes for you. That's what you did
with the money you got from me.'
No,' 1 told her, '1 d dn't get these shoes
with any of your money, but there s a
pair up In my room that you helped to
pay for.' Then sh got 'sore' and tried
to grab me through the bars.
"But. as I said before, they were
right good 'kids.' 1 guess they were
awake when 1 walked In their room.
tESE" ISSt my SSfricnftt in he? ?.Td-n.h lot. of excitement In
face and told her to keep still. Bha
I guess she didn't take me seriously,
for they both commenced to Joke with
"They wnntrd to know why I had
come to rob them, and 1 said because
I was hungry. 'Well, the money's over
there In the bureau drawer,' Miss Kar
ncv said. Then thev told me that they
would have to go hungry If I took all
their money, so 1 took off one of tho
bills and hunded It to her.
"After that I turned the electric light
In the room on and sat down on the
edge of the bed and chatted with them
for a minute or no. 1 kept my revolver
Jointed right at them so they wouldn't
ry any funny business. One of them
said. 'See that picture over there.'
pointing to a photograph of a man on
the drfsser. 'I'll put him after you and
-whajgttie'll do to you will bo a plenty.'
1 pKSrd the picture up and looked at
ft, huf he didn't look like a very des
perate sort of cjiup, and 1 told her I
- AI.-"" 4 . care of mself If
1 hiii "' to meet him.
"I ux utrald conversation might
wake up som of the other roomers and
that It was time I started to leave.
'Aren't you going to shake hands with
us?' Miss Karnev atiked. I knew they
were Just 'stalling' to keep me there un
til someone lse 'voke up and they could
scream for help, but I figured I wasn't
taking much of a chance, so I put my
revolver In my left hand and shook
hands with her.
"They were sure good-hearted kids
nnd they had plenty of nerve, but, say.
if It doesn't look ns If I was very much
frightened or doing nny shaking my
self, docs It
For Telling Police.
"That was tho last place I went to.
Jt was getting along well toward morn
ing, and I decided m room was about
the best place for me Just then. Bo
sldes I had a few dollars to my credit.
Just enough to keep mo from worrying
about finances for a day or to.
Tve found out now how they caught
me. The man who ran the place In
Ninth street where I was stopping told
the detectives. Ho peeped through the
keyhole nnd saw my mask and revolver.
If It hadn't been for that I don't think
they would have got me."
"Next time," It was suggested to the
youthful prisoner, whose manner, ap
pearance and speech make It seem al
most Incredible that he could have done
the things of which he Is accused, "you
will probably hang something over the
key hole." . .
No," he answered promptly. "There
lin't going to be nny next time. There
wouldn't have been this time If I hadn't
been driven tn It. T tried -to do the rlaht
thing, but couldn't make a success of
It, and yielded to tho temptation. Next
II mo in no wnai's num.
"TIiIm tlmi T knew what T was doing
I had been through it In Baltimore. I
know Just how much liberty means.
That's whv I ran awuv from the re'
form school. I Just couldn't stand that
kind of a life.
"I don't think the newspapers have
given me a real square deal. I've seen
nil tho papers. What I want to make
clear Is that I am not a desperate crim
inal. "They said I robbed and held up peo
ple, because I was trying to Imitate peo
ple In books; Tiiat wasn't so. I had
been reading 'Raffles.' but you know
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Fears of Man Awakened
by His Gtm.
-Photo by O. V. Duck.
OUTFIT OF LEROY BAKER, THE BOY BURGLAR, CAPTURED BY POLICE.
what I did. I read It because It Is a
good novel, with lota of exciti
It, and I Jlke excltllng stories.
going to yell, I thought, so I told Deplores Bringing
I'd kill her If she didn't keep quiet. v .3 ,....
ihhu i.i 4uiv vav.
"Then you know I wasn't engnged to
that girl In Laurel, and they shouldn't
have tried to drag her In this affair
Just because I went to see her wasn't
any reason for mo being engaged, was
It? The ring I had made was not for
her, but for myself.
"Haven't I shown that I want to do
the right thlnK?" the boy asked ens
erly. "Haven't I told the detectives
everything I could about myself?
Desn't that look as If I wanted to
do tho square thing. I told them I
would do everything I could to nld
them, even to getting evldcnco
against myself, nnd I took them
around the streets and showed them
as well as I could remember the
places I had been In. I'm not familiar
with -the streets here and It was at
night when I went around, and may
be there were some other places, but
I told them all I could remember.
"I don't remember getting In the
place In Ninth street where a man
said I talked and looked like a wom
an dressed In man's clothes. T talked
ns quietly as I could every place be
cause I knew If I yelled or was gruff
It would wake un other people. My
voice now doesn't sound much llkv
a woman's does It? And I don't see
how any one can say my figure Is like
"If the police hart not hounded me
so after I got In trouble In Haiti
mere," he continued, "things might
have been all right with me. When
I got awav from tho reform school
I wrote a letter to the chief of police
In Baltimore asking him nlense not
to bother me hecnuse I Intended
leading an honest life.
Laughs At Surprise
Of Awakened Victims.
"It's funny how some neople act when
you surprise them In their sleep. That
fellow up on Lj street liked to have
Jumped to the celling when I woke htm
up and poked the revolver In his fact.
But he had a good nerve. He didn't
seem a bit scared after the first second.
"When I told him to give me his
monev, he said 'Beat It." and Jumped
out of bed and mado a dive for me. I
knew there were Just two things to do
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beat It or use the gun. so I beat tt He I
followed me out In the hall and started
yelling police so loud that I thought i
maybe they would hear htm over In I
"1 didn't lose nny time getting away I
from that house. I ran down I. street
toward Ninth. Halfway down tho block'
somu woman poked her head out of a
window. I rnn about half a block fur-
ther, then put my revolver In the
nuisier ann waikhi iiiunff hs it i jiuu
some definite point In view. I.tanl
"I, cr...ni. fnrnv Ihnt Hnrlnir All Old I IBSiaiU
time I was going around Monday morn-1
tng I didn't see but the one policeman.
After I went down to a house on Ninth (
nr Tenth street. I doubled back and
started up toward Thirteenth street. I
walked right past some of the houses
T hud heen In. and one nlace that
looked awfully good I had to keep I
away from because I wasn't sure '
whether I'd been there before.
"I sure had a lot of fun rending the
papers that afternoon. It didn't seem
to me. I naa aone nnyming so very
much, but when I read about It In the
pnoers it did look like a pretty nervy
"That night Tuesday I went out to
Lnurrl to see mv girl. She had rend
a few minutes when some, one rapped on
my door. 'Who's that?" I asked. A
man said: 'I want to see you.' 1 un
In .that night and intended to go to bed.
I hod Just picked up a magailno to read
locked tho door, but before I had a
chance to open It two men pushed tt
toward me and forced their way Into
"One of the men I learned In a min
ute that they wero detectives grabbed
both my wrists. I didn't resist and I
didn't try to get my revolver, although
I still hud It on my hip. I didn't have
n chance to resist If I had wanted to.
I didn't know at first hut what 1 was
being held up myself. That would have .
been n Joke, wouldn't 117 I
"Then the. man who held me said, I
'You'ro under arrest,' and I knew the I
gnme was up. The other detective
searched me and took my revolver, 1 1
didn't say a word. I was taken so by ,
surprise that I didn't know what to say.
It gave me an Idea of how some of the,
people I had robbed might have felt. I
was sum I was safe from the notice.
but I guess It's hard to break tho law
and not got caught."
Baker's Speech Not
That Of Incorrigible.
Young Baker's manner of speech Is
In striking contrast to that of the usual
type of "Incorrigible boy" who falls In
to the hands of police. He uses almost
no slang, choses his words well and has
a frank way of saying things.
"I'm going to plead guilty to the
charges against me and get It over with
as soon as I can. I don't want a law
yer, because I don't need one. I am not
trying to cover up anything. All I want
Is to get It over with as soon as I-can."
The ono subject on which the lad will
not talk Is his mother. He declined tn
say anything about his Interview with
her the day following his arrest.
"Leave that part out," he said. "Bhe
has had to suffer a lot for what I'vo
done. She used to tell me about doing
things that were not right and I know
how I've disgraced and hurt her."
Goes on Inspection.
Capt, O, Illnes, quartermasters' de
partment, has been detailed to Fort
Oglethrope, Qa to Investigate water
supply sources for the now cavalry post
there. Eventually two regiments of
cavalry will be stationed there.
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First Concert Tonight
The first public concert of the Wash
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night In the New National Theater
with Miss Marie Kaiser, of New York,
and Joseph Whlttemore. of this city
a soloist. Besides the soloists the
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will render a number of selections.
Miss Kaiser will sing arias from
"Tannhaeuser" and "Figaro." Mr.
Whlttemore will sing "Celeste Alda"
and a duet with Miss Kaiser.
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PARXERIIBURO, W. Va., Dae, ,.
Members of tho Democratlo county
committee presented to tho county court
the resignation of Harrison Stephens,
member of the court It was attached
to a statement In which Stephens
agreed to abstain from liquor, and. It
ha failed, his resignation was to be
presented. It waa accepted.
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nil about what I'd done In tho papers
nnd they were all talking about It. She
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probably exnirgerated It a little, and
then I changed the subject. I was not
Interested In talking over such matters
with her. I guess she was about the
most surprised person in the world
when sho lenrned I had been nrersted.
I was some surprised myself when those
detectives cam In on m.
Arrested By Detectives
While Going to Bed.
"I had been to a rnovlng picture show
nnd had gone to my room to go to bed.
No, I wasn't going out to rob any morei
pluci'S that nisht, I had read about)
some one holding up a grocer nnd rob-1
blng him of $10 and that the police sus-
pec ted T waa the guilty person, although!
they didn't know who I wns at that I
time. If I had robbed any more places!
I would have waited unt'l after the!
newspapers let down on mo a little, nnd1
I knew, too. that every policeman and,
every detective In the city was hot
"Well, as I started to say, I had come-
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