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EDITED BY J. CHALMERS DA COSTA. M. D., LL. D.
Samuel i>. (irosa I'rofraaor ?r Surgery, <>r the JeiTcraon Medical Coline, I'hlladelnhla,
W. Duvhp came of a fine southern
?cccn >cd a good education. Little more
:hen the civil tear broke out, he enlisted
rank* and scri'Cd with credit. Toward
??? cd tht enlistment scrricc, and hin
, ?? bepai by the robbery of $4000, for
oft marshal tods unjustly convicted and
(CON'TIXUED PROM LAST SUNDAY)
he Robbery "f the Jewelry Store of Marks & Son.
at Troy, N. V.
?a?*"' meti ?'. adopted to rob this establishment
I of the most Ingenious and original de?
ll ? rtption. Tin- robbery was orte.-ted in Feb?
ruary, t<>|. nid tli.' men that did the work
- Billy Porn :. Shi 1 i y Mike and jlmmle Irvln, who
,-as afterward killed by Porter.
??':>? Store >v'as situated at the busiest part
f the r..;!:i : I root of Troy, and its proprietors Pe?
eved It to be burglar-proof. It was a larcre. doubl?
;.-irc, having showcases on each side. This .estab
shment contained valuables to an extent that would
ot seem probable In such a small City. Met ween the.
II Ii at the rear Of the store, was a railing,
'six;or right fe, t bndk "f this railing and
poll t the':wall stood a large Hall snf?. The office of
lie firm was In a rbotil at tho rear of the store, and
his rooin was protected by heavy Iron shutters and
loor This safe contained the valuables of tho
Tlie youj ger of the brothers always saw to It that
were pi .'1 in the safe, and locked the safe
ersonal'.y at night, lie alone knew the combination;
rntty lie himself always unlocked the safe In
.. mornlngi When ail was ready to close tl><" store
: ? ? ight, a large locomotive headlight, containing
i t: ???'. tor, was placed on the end of one of the
inter! This was not an oil lamp, but was supplied
?r.h gas fron! a nearby burner. The light wns reflected
Irccliy upon tin safe, and the back of the store was
l gloom; but ihe big -at. Stood out .burly exhibited
I Ihe beami "f light from the lamp and was dts
nCtly visit ? froin the street. The outside watchman,
t faithful man. made bis rounds every half hour,
nd , ach round he would look through one of tho
Ins. windows, would si e the safe, and would then, of
?Urse, believe everything to be right. One would
hj.; . 3? that it was impossible io beat a safe Hint was
? i ted, ' et i! w.i.- beaten In a very few minutes.
watchman knew nothing until the next
Both Porter and Mike visited the store several
th< . ,: d at i ach visit made a trivial purchase. They
, ie m i- aide to t an accurate mental picture of
?., Safe. Its size, In color, the plates upon It. tin- exact
?sitl?n "f itr handld nitd knob, etc. On a pie,-,. ,,f
?avy canvas the ingenious Sheeny Mike painted an
nt represeniiition >?( a safe. This canvas was
iken ti. a French locksmith and toolmaker in New
oik city, and he made n mount for the canvas so
ini It . '.1 be |i it together in a few minutes. This
'?? :..! -af, fiati real handles and knobs, which
eri to P.- placed "it Die oiitslde when It was once
It was ftulte ???.tain that the store could not be
Vieren from Hi" rear; tin- only way to enter It was by
iC t' of ,\ store three or four doors below was
hi ? rear, The burglars went to the
<1 >r, remarking- that the
janitor was tick"
roof of the Marks
loor Afi. r an en
ad the dummy snfo
tual work; Irwin
minutes before the
mid tap upon the
nr. and they would
? '?"? ; that In case
In in was in i oriVey
'?". the door, or. at
the work. As soon
tie wni t aken d' ??? n
mtfe v.-.-i" beat,.,, |,v
i 'he spindle. This
t. i do
? "Sed of.
d the place of Porter's ? ? :.: .
eilten ? l to in, y. ;,rs In Da n< n
? '??<? ??? In about six mo
? r feme < on ft, u d Mike ?
fciribd In prison about ihr
liberated, when bo also was set free by order of the
I know Sheeny Mike well. lie was one of tho
greatest crooks In tbe country. Ho never beat a
bunk, but his peculiar grnft was store snfes. and many
a mio of them he opened. He made money rapidly,
and spent it freely. He was a short, slender man,
and at the lime of committing the Marks robbery whs
it boll I 36 years of age. With his clear-cut features,
largi nose and high forehead he had an Intellectual
hhd scholarly appearance. A book could be written
..bout this remarkable .lew's career. Ho had a taste
I ir .Iry and a knowledge of silks and fabrics. Ho
was not only a master In executing a robbery, but also
an artist In planning one. Ho died a few months ago.
leaving n widow and three children, with not a cent
10 support them.
I have not seen Porter for a Ions: time and have
no notion what has become of him. He was un?
doubtedly a nrst-clasa man. When Porter, Mike, Irvln
and C*ai the Mick were together It was a wonderful
lonibinatlon and was very hard to beat.
The Kufus Lord Bond Robbery
^-?""^ ! 11S robbery nun effected some time In the elght
| ies. Mr. Lord was nn old man of about TO years.
I but remarkably well preserved for his ace, re?
taining all his mental faculties ami bring as
bricht and alert as though he were, only 10. For many
years he had conducted an extensive banking business,
and hp had accumulated a very large fortune. At the
time of the robbery he had retired from active banking,
yet still transni ted considerable business, possessing a
large sum of ready money, and being willing to put it
Into any venture that promised a profitable return.
Hod Knills ami Jiinmle Muck were tho two enter?
prising persons that succeeded In currying away the
tin box that contained $1.000.000 in cash and bonds.
Hod was a product of Philadelphia?a city, by the way,
from which man) of tho greatest political and non
polttlcnl thieves have come; He had been educated for
the bar, but. as he used to any himself. Ills only prac?
tice was at the bar of the auioon, and he hud had none
at the bar of the courthouse. He was of large frame
and Bpicndid appc .nance?an accomplished conver?
sationalist and a man thut could be Interesting 011 any
subject and on all occasions.
I have never learned haw Hod came to pick out
Illiftis Liord as a good subject. Mack, while doing
time With me, t..l?t hie ail about tho robbery, but he
did n-> 1 know how Lord came lo be selected. I have
always believed, on fairly good evidence, that tho Job
was suggested by one high up at political headquar?
Before Hod start..1 operations he learned every?
thing about the man to be robbed, and knew that it
w oil Id be absolutely necessary to get Up an extremely
plausible Bchenie to interest the old gentleman. This
scheme, also, must bo of such u nature thut Hod could
s.'" in to s< ?? the banker about it whenever ho wished
to do SO.
Such a scheme was devised. Hod wont to the hop
country. In the upper part Of the state of New York,
and remained tin re for about n month. Ho learned
all about Lho growing of hops, the cost of production,
il"- methods of sab, the extent ot the prullts and the
possibility of concentrating the business. While there
hi secured a sort <.t partnership with a hop commis?
sion merchant. Through tills merchant be was prop
erlj Introd.'. lo the tdWh bank. Being now fully
artned and equipped, ho sought und obtained an Inter?
view with Kutiis Lord, and Such was Hod's plausibility
that Hie old man became Impressed and deeply inter?
ested, and lie told Hod to cull aguin.
I'll, rooms of Mr. Lord and lila secretary were in
the rear ?.f tin second door of a building on Wall
ireet. Tho entrance to the rooms was from tho front
hall. The room occupied by Mr. Lord, In which was.
kept the tin box. contained a safe. A braes railing ran
clear neboss tho ro,un. In front of the railing were
everal ? bull . und behind It was the tine. Mr. Lord's
desk was placed that, although It was at some
distance from the safe, the banker, while seated at
thi ?:? ? k. always bail the safe in plain eight. The safe
door was usually ..pen. and by It was the door leading
to the room of tin- secretary.
The great object In view was to get Mr. Lord to
turn his back upon the safe long enough for Mack to
g. I lo It and carry away the tin box. Hod Interested
Mr. leord in a large diagram and cot him in exactly
tin '. position, and Mack, as quick as a Hush,
Whipped away the box and made off with It. Hod fol?
lowed quickly an. 1 liUn, and when the box wag turned
over the colleagues were speechless with astonishment
10 Und the tremendous haul they had made.
The box had been stolen at about 11 o'clock In the
morning Mr. Lord missed It an hour afterward, und
at once n..tiin d John Jordan, the chief of police. After
sonic days the detectives were sent gunning for Hod
and Muck, I1.1t could not Und then;. Those twu worthies
had gone lo Boston, where they remained under cover
for many months.
The next Christmas moriiing a policeman found on
I ?? Lanccy street. New Yoik, a 11,111k bearing a tag
directed to John Jordan, chiof oi police. The trunk
was taken to headquarters, When Jordan opened it
he found nil the bonds stolen from Mr. Lord that were
of no *.s** t.. the thieves, There was a note in tho
trunk, also, telling Jordan thut it was sent to him as
a 1 i.i 1 1 inns gift.
The t ox had contained $35,000 In cash and $180,000
in Culled States 6-HOb, These bonds were unregistered
and could be sold anywhere; consequently, the1 thieves
kepi them; Knills Bold them it, London and brought
money back to this country for division. Sixty
II ve thousand dollars was divided among the different
! coppers and police olliclal.s and. ..I course, no trouble
ever luinc to Knills or Ma. k
Less than two years after this r met Knills In
Montreal. He did hot have .1 cent, and 1 paid his way
to New York city. Both Knnis and Mack are dead,
and. like nearly all crooks, they died penniless.
'I'lic .Manhattan Hank Itobber)
1 HO BP E It Y in New York city lias ever created
so groat n sensation as that >.f the Manhattan
Bovings Hank It t...,k place in the fail of
l-Tv This institution was in tho heart of the
rtt> being at the corticr >u Broadway and Bleecker
itteel 11 was believed to Im. ; .unded with every
; f Ibh siifeguerd; yet. when attacked by skillful men
?' I oved as ? .-> as easj cOUld be. The exact amount
tij Ii it .\as never positively known, but the thieves so?
red fit least a million dollars in securities and over
j 10,000 1:1 . ash.
id and front < f thl< remarkable piece of
wotk wns the late Jlmmle Hop.- He bad been born
nnil raised In Philadelphia, in the neighborhood of
rweiity-tlilrd and Filbert streets, and was one of the
Bkllli ii bank burglars' of the age
Cine of his pal.- was Johnnie l'obhs, whose real
was Kerrigan, an Englishman by birth and a
machinist bj occupation; and he had been raised in
thi lowei end of N> w Vorn city. He started his
(iirnlrial . areer as a pickpocket, and then became a
rlvei thief, n house burglar, und finally a most sue
? ? ssi 'i 1 hank burglai He was bn< of the best me
1 ..Iii. s any mob could boast of. There w. n few lug
crack! he was hot In 11, died fourteen or fifteen
Another of Hopes pals was Pelc Emerson?Banjo
!'? '? as he was .ailed, on account oi nis skill in
lyitig on that mi.seal Instrument. He was n prod
Cl ' New i'ofk . It v. and his Hub! name was peter
Kills Hfl was very skillful as a bank tutelar, and
irked with some of the best men In the profession
Another member of the mob was Billy Kellv, the
pugilist. Why he was taken in I have never linder
iQcl t.t III was wltlloUt lh>- requisite practical ex
In 'Ids case, the most necessary factor toward
success wrnft n trusty oiitslde man t.. do the watching*;
und thej got such a man In John Nugent, the pollce
n in whbsi beul covered the bank. Ills valuable
service will b< appro luted when it is Btated thai he
Stood guard outside during the whi n m.,f the
1 ol bery; ami ivhcii the thieves wen ready to come ..ut,
he signaled 'lo rn ? all right," und out they chine
.'ni t after midnight on f<nlurday, the building was
enteie-d. Two of ib.- burglars went to tin. living
apartments ol the Janitor, above the bank, and ' stuck
Up the Janitor and his dauwhter Tin- vault was old
und wum soott loin ..pen lb. .f. was als., an old
. ' ? beaten I 1 knocking off the knob and
driving in Hie spindle. The thieves not nwuj without
An interesting .pis,..1. .t ib, robbery is the fol?
lowing: .lust before the robber* were rendi to lonve
bank tie milkman eiilled to leave tie milk for
* ?' H ? is the custom of the janitor
' pei 11.oor fni the milkman', bet on this par
Heul.M morning, necdlesf t?. pay, he could not do so.
Billy Kelly opened the door, remarking that the
!, lor wit* sifk, and < ailing him by natu?. This was
a fata! move foi Kelly, for the milkman saw him, anrl
afterward gave such An accurate description of his
appearance that he was pinched nnl Identified. Ho
pleaded guilty, and waa sentenced to ten yenrs.
.lust :ih the thieves left Ihe bank, two men came
around Ihe corner of Hleeckcr street and saw them
One of the burglars carried n satchel. The Involun?
tary spectators thought nothing of this occurrence
until after the robbery became known, when they
went to Inspector Hyrnes and told him. They, how?
ever, could give no definite description of the men,
although they believed they would be able to recog?
nize the one that had carried "he satchel.
Hope. Kmerson and Dobbs ROl away. Hope went
to California, and shortly afterward was sent to San
tjuentln lall for ten years.
The reputation of Hyrnes as n great detertlve was
at stake. He must do something of th? h?rolc kind.
told Byrnes. Thin greatly enraned that police offi?
cial. Ab n matter of fact, tho Delaware authorities
did not want McCoj at any price. Ho was a slippery
customer, prone t<> escape, and an expensive luxury
whoso departure would disgrace the authorities. They
had known full well that he was In Now York city,
but he had gone shout untouched for a number of
years. At the time Of his arrest ho was a bookmaker
on tho Gravesend trrfli.
When Byrnes failed to ?et any Information out of
MeCoy, ho sent word to tho attorney general of l?oia
ware that he had Frank In custody, and that It was
tho duty of tho Delaware authorities to put htm away
as n dangerous man The attorney general of liela
ware replied that he did not want McCoy, and would
not have him under any conditions. This did not
"He had barely reached the cart before he was surrounded"
or be subjected to merciless ridicule. In order to <lo
something, he had y??ng Johnnlp Hope arresteii.
Johnnie was a very hoe-looking young man. He
lived at home with his father and mother, and had
never done a criminal art in his life; but tiiat made no
difference to Hyrnes.
At the hearing the two men that had seen the
thieves coming from lite bank were present. <mo of
them would not swear that Johnnie was the man that
had carried the satchel, hut the other one did; anil
Johnnie was held for trial, one of these witness.-*
swore that not only had he seen young Hope come
out of the hank, hut that he had walked behind him
for some distance, and therefore could not be in
error, lie repeated this testimony at the trial. The
district attorney tiercel) prosecuted, the judge made
a charge dead against Hope, anil the latter was con?
victed chiefly because lie was the son of his father.
By ibis conviction Hyrnes Imped to obtain tn<- se?
curities; but he did not He hnd believed that the
securities would be .>-?::? to help save Johnnie; but
tiny were iu>i. and Johnnie got twenty years In Sing
hing, lie remained there eight years. At the end of
this time Byrnes buns, ;: Informed the governor tti.it
gr< it mistake had been made; and Johnnie was par
doneil A short time after his conviction, Dobbs and
Kmerson returned to New Vork. They knew, from the
evidence given at the trial of Hope, that Byrnes was
powerless to injure them.
A private watchman on the street told Hyrnes thai
during the time of the robber] Nugent had bi>..|i
seated on ihe doorstep.- f the bank for over an hour,
feigning illness, and had succeeded in getting him
i the watchman) away i asking him to curry a mes?
sage to a friend, and telling him that while he was
gone, he (Nugent) would look out for the beat The
watchman bad carried this message, and on return?
ing bad found Nugent still at the corner. This was
something unusual, foi the two men were In the habit
of patrolling the beat together.
Nugent was arrested, remaining In the Tnmla un?
tried tor several months although Byrnes made every
elfon to get the CBS, 16 trial. Nugent was (Hi.illy
discharged for wani i evidence, lie Immediately
made an application f.,; restoration to duty am! back
pay. but both claim:, w. r, refused by the commis?
sioners He then sued foi these, and the ease went to
the supreme court, whii li ordered the commissioners
to restore Nugent to duty and pay him for the time
he had been In confinement He ne\er went back on
the force, but Immetll itely resigned, and in a short
time he opened a drinking saloon. It would have
been much better for hlhi if be had remained Btralghl,
for in less than a year he failed In business and lost
tht saloon With Banjo pete, be went to Jersey City
t<> do a "Sticki-up" Job They failed, were caught, and
were sent tei Trenton for ten years.
The Job that the) I .! attempted was one of tli*
most desperate description, The New Vork '"hemleal
Company, the office of wnirh was in' New York city;
had its manufacturing plant on the Paasalc, Every
g&turdaj morning the paymaster left New York and
went to the Newark works, rarrvlng a satchel con?
taining the pay for the men. The sum of money
carrier] was several thousand dollars. Nugent and
Kmerson procured a butcher's cart drawn by a very
? ? horse, and In thi- w.nt to Jersey City. The trnln
that the paymaster always used was standing on the
siding; the cart w ,v stationed Just outside the
entrance to the depot The Idea was to assault II??
paymaster and get oney, which would naturally
cause great excitement, ,nd it was hoped that during
the excitement the n in that did the work could
reach Ihe cart. The ant that was In the cart would
then start the horse und 'hey would both get away.
Nugent stayed In the wagon and Pete Emerson went
after the paymaster. Fie knocked that official on the
head with a ple. e ,.f lend The tdow felled him to Ihe
ground, and Pete grabbed the satchel; but the Job
failed. Before Emerson pot out of the car. the bag
was torn from bis hands; and a hue and cry was
raised, which wa- heard in the street before he
reached It. H< had bftrelj reached the cart before ho,
win surrounded, und the points of n number of
pistols, both men wer. arrested As I have previously
stated, they were sent up.
The next eplsodi growing out of the Manhattan
affair was the nrr< I 1,1 Ills Prank McCoy, who was
sitpl.d to have had something to do with the rob>
i.eii. but there n ? an ,; tire lack of evidence against
htm. Byrne?, however picked McCoy up and sent him
back to New Cnstle t.. serve eight years of an vn
expired sentence Prank having escaped from th**
New Castle Jail.
Tl.h i ha I .. hail originally been sent up for
in ? Delaware whi an attempt mi the Delaware Na?
tional li.nb of Wlltongton. mnde by Prank .11")
Brady and Joe Mown McCoy had been tho friend
and pal of Jlmmle Hop, f',,r a long time; but he had
not been in the Manhattan Job, owing to sickness.
Byrnei believed that Krank at least knew who nan
dope the lob. and wheri the stolen bonds were, and
he confidently expected that McCoy would squeal,
rather than go back to New Castle McCoy, however.
1 v1 no knowledge of the Manhattan affair, and tn
satisfy nyrr.es. and he went to Governor Hill, of New
York. When, however, the govcrnoi saw the rites
sage of the attorney general, he did ti"t wish to send
McCoy buck, therefore, the latter was kept in the
Tombs. At length, Byrnes prevailed upon the governor
to allow him to ship McCoy to Pel..ware. Two de?
tectives took him and delivered him to the New
Castle jntl. Insisting that the sheriff receive him as an
escaped prisoner. This the sheriff tlnatly did.
When Jtmmic Hope's term In San Quentln Jail was
finished, he was at ..nee arrested on t?o charges: tlrst.
as an esi aped convict; and. second, as one of the Man?
hattan Bank robbers, ?twin* to the te hnlcal points
Involved In 'he question of extradition, the governor
referred the question to th>. attorney general of Call,
fornla. who advised him that Hope should he der
llvered to the New York authorities; so .limmle was
started for Sew York
Byrnes wns glad to have a chance to meet Mope,
although he knew that lo- would llnd a man as astute
as himself. He made no attempt to hrowbrrit that
celebrated old burglar, hut ho made dir. . i overtures
looking to the return of the bonds Ol at Last, of a
part of them. Hope told Byrnes that he knew
nothing whatever nbotit the Manhattan affair, arid did
not want to. and he "live (hp Inspector a piece of his
mind regarding the wickedness >>f having sent an
Innocent hoy to Sing Sing. Hop. was final)-.- re?
manded to Auburn Prison, there to s?.r\<- out an Uli?
expired sentence "f live years. He had escaped tome
years before, in company with .Ilm Brady, Dan Noble,
and Mike Hurley, hut erich one of these men whs
finally caught and brought back
Upon Hope's rrleit?e from Auburn, he was brought
t.. New York city htld placed "n trial for Hie Man
As soon as iho watchman departed tho frnmc was
taken down am) work begun anew"
Italian Bank affair; but the trial was only a farce.
Byrnes was unable to bring any evidence whatever
ngninst Hope The Inspeotor wenl to Sing sing and
piomised Hilly Kell} bis pardon if he would squeal on
Hop... hut Kelly refused to 'lo so. Hope was dis?
charged from custody, but was- ordered by Judge
Olldersleeve to leave Hie jurisdiction of New York.
Hopes counsel. Ira Shaffer, appealed to the supreme
court against this order, however, and won the suit.
The supreme court derided that, as Hope had not hoen
convicted <>f a felony in New Tork, ho wm entitled to*
nil the rights and privilege!) of any other citizen, and
must be protected In them h,. therefore returned to
New York city, ami dwelt there with hla family,
peaceably and happily, for many years.
.\ f, w daya to ter,, the writing of thin chapter Hop*
died, In Just the way thai he had wanted to die; so>
suddenly thut he would not know It He was a genial?
pleaaanl man, and hud a host of friends, ills family
life was entirely above reproach, and his eons are
respectable men, It Is an Inter, sting fact to note*
that his funcial was attended by many prominent
Citizens, and by a great crowd of New Yorkers.
Johnn) Dobbs was pinched in Philadelphia, In thel
spring of isin, for trying to sell some of the bonds
stolen from the Manliat tan. He wan taken to New
York and held In the Tombs for nearly a year, when:
he was given up to the Connecticut authorities, to
rer\> out an unexplrid term In the J.ill from which
he had escaped. Dobba died In Boiievue Hospital.
"New York city, fourteen or tlfleon years ago.
The Hoylslon Hank Robbery
ALTHOUGH nothing startling occurred during
the time consumed In reaching the dust lr. tho
Boylston Hank, yet the plan adopted was novet
and int- resting At the time of the robbery. In No
I'ember, 1869, Hit bank building waa one of several similar
structures on Uoylston street;.Boston. These bijidinga
were of brbk, In the colonial style, two stories, with,
attics. Tin- one next door to the batik had been oc?
cupied for sura.- time by a firm that manufactured
soda wat, i Adam Worth, one of the three men that
did thl.- Job. visited the soda, water establishment
several times and learned that the business was not>
s" prosperous a.- :!..? firm would have it appear to be.
At last, one of the members of the firm told Worth,
who appeared in Hie gulee of a would-be Investor,
that they Would fell out to hltn for $1600 cash. This
s im was at length agreed upon, because the mob
feared that some one else would buy the plant.
Immediately after the payment of the purchase money
the robbet - moved in and apparently continued to con?
duct the business The men that Carried ,,.Jt ,tll8
robbery were Adam worth, who was previously men?
tioned. Charlie Bullard lalla? Piano Charlie), and ...?
Marsh (alias Big Ike).
Adam W?rth whs one of the most celebrated,
burglars in America, He had robbed the Ocean Hank,
of New York city, with tho same colleagues as those,
associated with him in his attack upon the Uoylston
Hank. and. with the same two friends, tie had also
robbed a safe belonging t" no. Adatim Express Com
panv. w hich was in a , ar of the New York, New
Huven and Hartford Ball road Company, The car was
robbed In Bridgeport. Conn. Aftet the robbery of the,
Boylston Hank. Worth wen', to England, and for many
years was: a noted receive! of stolen goods. In this
business he accumulated a large fortune It will be
remembered b> readers of the newspapers that he
stole Gainsborough's famous picture of the duchess of
Devonshire from ah auction toon;, that he was never
able t>> dispose this painting; and that, after hit
death, it was returned to Its owners through a Neve
York gambler named Sheedy.
Piano Charlie Milliard was a gre.it crook He?
worked with Adam Worth and Ike Marsh In many
famous Jobs. These three men had ?ot a tremendous
stake from the Ocean Hank In New York city. Justs
before the Hoylbton Hank robbery. Bullard hail
>???? iped from Jail at White Plains, ft. Y. where ho
had been imprisoned for the robbery of the New
York t'entrnl Express Company Charlie vvas a hand?
some, well-educated and witty man He spoke eevcral
languages, was a good companion and was very
The reputation of Ike Marsh us a I rook wag of thV
highest, lie not only worked with Bullard and Adam,
Worth, but also with the celebrated Max Shlnburn.
When the three crooks wert i< essfully installed,
in the business house next door to the Boylston Hank,
they kept up a great appearance of doing a rushing'
business, hut, ns a matter Of faqt. they bottled only
a few boxes of soda water. Hig lk? wag the driven
of the wagoti. Every morning ho would unload a nutiw
be- of boxes and load up a number of others, ar.d
would drive actively around the slteets of Uottun,
This part of the husineg,. u.,s of course, a pure fak?.
After ar, apparently bony day with the wagon, he,
would return to the stable m the e\enlng .Several
customers of thl Old tlrm wanted to be served, but In
every case they were put oJ on the ?round of a great
rush of business, and told that they would he supplied
within a few- days Big Ike told me that the police?
man on the beat became ijulte intimate with him. and
would drop In. now and then, 10 get a drink or to
take a loaf, and that when he ,nd drop In, Wortn and
Pullard would put up a groat exhibition of being
overrun with business
On the hrst floor of this house wore three rooms,
t ,e front one being the storeroom of tho factory Tin
next room contained a considerable quanlltv of old
machinery and retorts; and the third was filled with
boxes, some emptv and some full. Too south wall of
Iii- latter room abutted directly against the b?ck of
the bank vault. The gang did not know how strong
tills vault wag; but they felt oulte convinced that no
matter how strong it might be. It could tie beate,-i,
the time necessarj to do this being the > hi of factor
In the case. The boxes were piled up In such u man?
ner as t" allow a hole to be made through the wail
ba-k of them', without Its being visible from the.
front Tb- wall of their own house was yono through
without trouble, and the wall of the bank was like?
wise cusllj penetrated until the vault was reached.
T!.r\ found Hint the vault was built of tlre-brlc'ic
lnld' In cement, but they went through both housa
wall- arid the vault wall in eliiht nights
Two safes In the vault wer- drilled, and puffed;
and from these the mob secured $270,000 In cash, and ar
Urea I pile 61 bonds and other securities. As most o?
these papers were of no value to the nang, they tvrn
in back to the bank The robbers mad.- their way
to England, ami subsequently to Puns, where they
, ,, r,, .| ,, large cafe, known as tho American Cafe,
'ill,- upper part was sumptuously fitted up as a fai'J
layout. This venture was, however, unfortunate for
Its proie.tors. who were arrested aid sentenced tot
sinnt terms In Jail for gambling. This ended the cafe.
After their sentences bad been served. the> went back
to England where they remained for about a year,
when Bullard went buck to the United States The
cause of bis return is curious, and Is worth relating
Bullard had married an extremely weii-bom. pretty
nnd captivating woman, who bad fallen in love with
him not knowing him to be a crook, and supposing
him to be a real estate operator. When she learned
the truth she still stuck to him. She lived In the cafe*
Hi Paris and went with Bullurd to England. He wart
a v, ;v abusive man when tipsy, and one day. when lit
ibis condition, he smacked her in the face and then
* Mrs H?llard then took a small grip, containing
some fine diamonds and about 13000 in cash, and w'onc
?iver to Paris. The day before her depart uro, Adam
Worth bad (tone to Kdinhurgh. When Charlie awoke
and missed his wife, he looked for lo r. but could not
find her and when he found that Mrs. Hullard and
Worth had both disappeared, be became suspicious
that Worth and she were together.
As a matter of fact, Charlie wan very fond of his
wife He becanie wildly excited about this Joint dis?
appearance and believed that the pair had none to the
United states In spite of the great danger to him?
self he determined that he would follow and f'.na
them Marsh made every effort to prevent his making
BUi ti a foolish move, but Charlie vva; firm In his
resolve He wcnt to the I'nlted States, where he was
recognised arrested, and sentenced to imprisonment;
f.'.r twenty years, for the Boylston Job.
\ 'ew days after Bullard had started for America,
Worth returned to London and told Marsh that he
knew nothing whatever regarding the whereabouts or
Mr- Hullard Both men believed that she had gone
bom, to vl-lt her familv. and were sure that. If she
had done so, Hullard would find her. She remained
-iwav from London for about three weeks; then, her
anger IihvIiik cooled, she came back and learned oE
the desperate move made by her husband She wanted
to follow him nt once but was persuaded not to aa
so, on account of the danger of her own arrest. She
and Marsh Immediately sent letters, which they
thought would reach Bullard and bring him back,
but when the. letters arrived in the I'nlted States, the
one to whom they were addressed was already under
arrest at Brooklyn. _
When Hullard left London, both Marsh and Worth
helleved that he had carried away with him $30.000.
What became of this money has always remained a,
mystery; for. when arrested. Hullard had only $Ii00O
in cash and about $'.'u(ifi worth of unset diamonds.
Marsh remained a Way about three years. He then,
returned knowing full well what danger awaited
htm in the Culled Slates Por a long while Mai s.a.
Jim Brady and Charlie Mason winked In Canada and
made money. At lust, thev went to Wellsboro. Pa.,
and robbed the office Of the countv treasurer. In
order to accomplish this, they were forced to string up
a clerk that slept on the premises ;
The Plnkei tons were placed on this Job Ilaving
a description of n burglar Of gigantic size, they were
sure thai Marsh must be the man wanted. l hey
? aught him at last, and the clerk Identified him us
the man that had fastened the ropes and applied the
uag. Marsh was sentenced to fifteen years In the
Eastern Penitentiary at Philadelphia, and served his
term. Upon bis release be worked for some time as
a machinist in Cramps' shipyard, He linallv gave this
up a? too hard, opened a cigar store In ( amden. and
died there In life.
(CONTINUED NEXT SUNDAY)