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PACIFIC-' COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 19, 1888.
Hen? SECOXD STORY" THIEVES. HOW THEIR DARING ROBBERIES ARE GENERALLY CARRIED OUT. Jobs That Are Done Only After Careful Planning Jewelry the Peculiar Plun der of the "Second Story" Thief Rarely Caught at "Work. The most effective work at present among those who steal for a living, is being done by what is technically known to the trade as "second story" men. Robberies by this class of thieves have become alarmingly frequent, and there have been many cases reported to the police, few of which have been made public, because the thieves have not been caught and it is the policy of the police de partment to keep everything quiet when suc cess has not attended their efforts. "Second story" thieves lxave been under "cover" for a long while, and this city has been free from their depredations. Where they have come f rora so suddenly is a mystery. Their work is first class and they must bo good men, experts in their line. Their efforts are characterized by a boldness and dash that must make old "Troy" Dennis smile in his grave. "Troy" is still treasured in the minds of thieves, as well as detectives, as the king of the "second story" workers. He was cool, daring and brave, and had a chivalrous strain that' would not permit him to injure any one weaker physically than himself. He died with his boots on. "While climbing a pillar in Fiftieth street he loosened a heavy stone, and it fell on him and flattened him out like a piece of paper. After Dennis the famous men are Long John Garvey and "Jack" Reilly, the leader of the Murra3r Hill gang. Garvey walked through a skylight in Brooklyn and had the flesh pretty well scraped from his bones, and was killed. Reilly did a neat job in "clean ing out" a Lexington avenue house. He took the stolen goods back for a reward. The amount did not suit him and he removed the goods again. It will be many years yet lef ore he can practice his profession. He is now making shoes for the state. With this trio out of the way New Yorkers have been able for several years to enjoy a dinner in comfort without feeling nervous about their treasures in the upper stories. A GOOD "SECOND STORY" MAN. "Second story" thieves are technically de scribed as a cross between a burglar and a sneak thief. They are usually tall, slim fel lows, jx)ssessed of great strength and nerve. They take pride in their calling and look upon a highwayman or pickpocket as be neath their notice. Comparatively few thieves have the grit to follow this line. Their number is thus limited, and they be come well known and respected by the fra ternity. They are known as the "long chance" men in the thieves' vocabulary. They are all quick witted and intelligent and do not have the brutal instinct of many kinds of thieves who go around with murder in their hearts. There is a fellow feeling among them and they never "squeal." "Second story" jobs are not done by rash impulse, but only after careful study and planning. Sometimes there are two partners, but more often three. It is a rare thing for them to work alone, unless they turn up broke in a strange place. One of the gang makes a special business of locating place to be robbed. He picks out a house with a front stoop and portico, or heavy stone work around the front door, or else where there is a leader, piazza or some other arrangement that will give a foothold in the rear. The business of the occupant is looked into. Brokers are considered the best prey and bankers come next. Jewelry is the peculiar plunder of these thieves. Sometimes their attention is attracted by the names and de scription of jewelry worn at social gather ings. The habits of the inmates of the house are studied with great care and a note is made of the number of servants and their method of working. When any of the family leave the house a "piper off" takes a good look at fie jewelry. All this takes time. When enough has been found to indicate that it will pay the house is said to be planted" and a time is set for the work. Winter, when night comes on earl- and quickly, is the "second storj'" man's season. The "piper off" never does the stealing, as he may have been s-en in the neighborhoixl and ?ould be identified. At dusk the thief ap proaches t be house. lie l.nuws what the r""!p!e within are (hie r ia a ei'.'-ral uriv. It i r -it SMmiiSfnunts. FOOK LUN & CO., 113 Nimanu.-jSlreet, IMPORTERS.ANDDEALERS IN Chinese & Japanese Goods Fir CracVera. New Designs in Cups and Sauce s. Tea, Cigars, and all kinds of Fancy Goods. Regular shipments by every steamer. POST OFFICE BOX NO. 255. jSTOTICE TO ARRIVE BY THE S. S. Australia To-day ! Apples, Sweet and Caking. Pears. Prunes. Jams and Jellies. Canned Fruits. Potatoes, Onions. Garlic, Cabbages. Cauliflower, Etc. Walnuts, Hazel Nuts. 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The yew and tine Al steel stfumshlp 6 MARIPOSA" Of the Oi etinic Steamship Company . w 111 Lf l',!Hi tJo'i'iluln f rom -a!i Francisco oi nr hIki ii ;UHH LJjL Iuou, A Remarkable Case Under the above heading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 0, 18S7, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns: Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Richoid, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who emploj'ed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his way back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a man who is knocked down. On coming to his senses in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family to care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused by confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by Mr. Richoid, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a sticky and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the morning; the tongue coated ; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a sense of fullness on the right tide, as though the liver were enlarg ing, wiiich proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scanty and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sandy deposit after standing. These things had troubled Mr. Richoid a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly perceived that his fit of giddi ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how he should be able to live. But Ood raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-the-Naze, but neither the change, nor the physicians who treated him there, did any good. All being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in October, 1885. How wondeiful, indeed, are the wajTs of Providence, which dashes down our high est hopes and then helps uS when we least expect it. While in London he staled his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in IMmlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when alter taking a few doses he lelt great, relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms we have named abided, the dark spots which had Moated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength inerea-ed. I'.efore thi time knees would k:iek together whenever In. d h it h to S 1,1 "O METROPOLITAN Meat Company, 81 STIIKET, G. J. WALLER, MANAOER. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS ANP Navv Contractors. 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