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BUNGLER AND FA K E
The Jacksonville Ycggmitn Denounced
a^ Disgrace l<? Profession I?)
"Sale Itlowcr VcgglllUII."
In connection with the arrest of tlie
yeggman, Sampson, in Jacksonville
several days ago, an account of which
was published in The Advertiser last
week, the Jacksonville Times-Union
last Thursday printed the following
story, incopornting the contents of a
letter from one who claims to lie a
professional yt gg:
According to a letter received by the
Tinas Union yesterday this city is now
harboring a real, first-class safe blower;
a man who is proud of bis profession
and who denounces John Sampson, in
jail on a burglary charge, and calls him
The letter, which camo to the Times
Union yesterday, was shown the local
authorities as well as Postoflicc Inspec
tors Gregory and Connolly. Some are
inclined to believe, that ii is a fake,
while some of the olllcers are of the
opinion that the letter did come from
a crook who was in the city when it was
mailed. The "yegg gent" says lie Is u
first elass safo blower und thai la? will
show the people of Jacksonville some
thing before ho leaves lu re. Ho says
a man like Sampson is a disgraco i<?
the profession and he is glad that lie is
behind the bars.
The letter to the Times-Union was
written on cheap, lined writing paper.
It was written with pen and ink and
addressed "Editor Time-Union, Jack SOU
villi'." It was referred by the editor
to the police reporter and, for the
bonefit of the public, it is herewith
"In reference to the article which
you published in this morning's paper
about a certain John Sampson or Sam
Johnson, yeggmnn supposed to be,
arrested by Policeman Ammous, to
whom you think much credit is due
"The pride hi my profession inipells
me to t<dl you that you people don't
know what you are talking about.
Tito mail you got Is perhaps a profess
ional bungler, but not a safe blower.
Ho has been trying to bo one for years.
I I'.noW htlU a long while; he it; no
"You can Immagtno when a man gets
arrested for being ;i hobo it must be
because he can't earn his living if he
has to sleep out in mean camps like so
Itittny hungry people.
W i. of T|u> Profcs Ii.
"We, of the profession right, don't
have to do this because our bulsucss
pays good and we always have money
CllOUgll and over in pay am! live III
only first-cliiss hotels, not in camp
like so many tramps, .lusi an illus
tration to prove ('.?at this Sam is a
bungler and apprentice,
"Ah? man that wants to open a safe
dees hot want to leave the bock door
Upen lo h : the cop In. That Is No.
I, Any mnii (hat does not know that
the COp comes around to try the doors
on his heal has no hiiisnoss to try to
open a safe because they will scan
him off. Ahj man that has hi> back
door open while he is operating and
who hears I ho cop trying I he front
door for one purpose or the other and
has not sense enough to shut the
back door before the cop comes
nrouud, and s ay in and wai i, devi lop
"I ..in sure yon win agree with mo
such a man Is not fit for the profess
ion, bill Still yOU p-'Ople say that
Aminohs made the catch of one of the
smoothest criminals over lodged be
hind I In bar -. IIa. ha I It makes mo
Please Publish Letter.
"Please publish this in your paper.
If not I will setld it to ttlO .Metropolis.
I am a safe blower rieht ami you will
hear front ine. I hobnob With your
much praised Det?ctlveti CahoOli,
Crawford and I.yous. but they are
a lot Of Ulgger catchers, but that i I all.
They Can't catch a good man, they have
got lots to b-arn.
"That fellow Sampsoit Is ivhat you
mn> call n fakir, if not ho vould not
bio., so hard. Ho is nothl.ig but a
pettj i hi- ? ntld I Iii t he is glad to bo in
j;;ii 10 have a home. You can have
Ulm. SVe ai'o glad of it
'"Safo lilowi .? Vcggman."
What Sil 111 ps a II Sil)
Ti " Times-Cniott reporter read the
letter to Sam: .-on in his cell yesterday
aftel'liOOtl and he became highly iadi
giu a1 over the contents, lb- said he
C?tlld blOM a safe ;t< well as any man
in the Counli*) and he was very hiUCll
dial leased that sitch a l tie.- should be
written about him.
Ti e yegg wtlO Behl the letter lo the
Tlmes-l.'nloh may ,avo plenty of
money. The Times-Cnioh suggests
to him that ho lako a little of bis
money and ftO to school and barn how
lo write, ills writing was miserable
and ids Cng'.ish was even worse.
Nu) lie Straight.
The c;?y I: not Well Infested with
CrOOkS and the letter may be the work
of soino crook who is put out over t: e
main."i- in whleh Sampson has ".apical
ed" on his peil, Thla high classed
safe cracker Boya ho win show tin
people around here something be for*
he leaves for other parts.
Tho postofllce Inspectors who road
tho lettet; say the man Bpeaks pretty
good yegg talk In <? rtaln parts
Tiny say. however, thai ho makes n
mistake when he underestimates (in
abilities of tho local detectivo forco.
Mr. Connolly took occasion to say
that he had visited many cities
throughout tho country ami had never
worked with a mure competent detect
ive force than tin- une under Chiof
Vinzant. Notwithstanding tho letter
of the ??safe blowor right," Policeman
Amnion mad" one of du- liest catches
made hero in years when he arrested
.lohn Sampson, sate blower.
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Klection For Trustees.
There will be at) election held at the
following places on Thursday, Feb
ruary 251h. fur the select ion of ?> Trus
tees lor i :ie management of the Wads
worthvi'.ie poor School Funds:
Al Cross Hill. Mount ville. .1. .1.
t'oiihg's and A. It. Ilolmes's.
A. It. Holmes,'
Fed, 'I, 1909. Sec'y Hoard Trustees.
S"" the pool values thai wo have
in Dinner Sets in different designs,
colors and decorations at money
S. M. & K. II. Wilkes & Co.
Wtintedt I ii" people to remember
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General repair work ami horse shoo
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To The Memorj of Brother Charles
Whereas. God, in his infinite wisdom
has removed from our midst our he
loved brother Chnr'os B. Brooks, a
true and faithful mi Iber of Schroder
Lodge Nd. I 11. A. F. M., at Cray Court.
S. ('.. Therefore he it Kesolved:
I. Thai we bow in humble submis
sion to the will of our heavenly lather
who doetli all things well; in breaking
the earthly ties thill have so closely
cemented us in fraternal and brotherly
That we lovingly hear testimony
in memory of our deceased brother in
whose death our lodge has lost a true
andloyal brother; <>ur community a
progressive ami trustworthy citizen,
who did his duty in war as well as in
peace; ami Iiis family a III os I devoted
ami affectionate father.
That a copy <>f these resolutions
be furnished tie- bereaved family; he
sen* to the county papers for publica
tion; ami a jirtge in our .Minute hook
he Inscribed to \,'.~ memory.
.i. A. Owings,
.1. c. Godfrey,
II. S. Wallace.
t 'OIIUUll t ee.
Gray Court. s. c.
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IONG, loud and clear the chorus swells?
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