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STORIES of FAMOUS CRIMES By HENRY C. TERRY THE GREAT ENGLEWOOD ROB BERY. ID you ever think how a | burglar, who breaks Into ' your house regards you? You play an Important part i in bis scheme ot things. It is true, but he hasn't a very high opinion of you, at least ot four fighting abilities. The thieves who broke into the house ot Banker Baldwin, at Englewood, N. J., a few years ago and perpetrated cruel outrages upon every member of the family had no fear of dogs or guns. They did their work with fiendish precision and congratulated them selves that they left no clue. But the teeth marks left on one of the gang by a faithful bull dog who died defending his mistress, proved their undoing. Now let the principal ac tors tell the story. . DANNY M'BRIDE’S STORY. In the days when masked burglaries were in vogue, and all the villages within one hundred miles of New York were considered by these spe cial students of the dark lantern and jimmy as the proper places for them to visit, there was no more desperate gang In the world than that led by Danny McBride, who was a sort of a hero among the lower class of cltl sens in the old Second Ward. Danny followed thieving on the bay and river front tor several years, but the business was not very remunera tive, as most of the stuff which was stolen was disposed ot as old junk. It was about as safe a line of thie very as there was going, because Danny and his gang, .which consisted ot Een Harper, "Simmy" Kelly, “Old Man" Dobbs, Pete Beller and Jack Opp, were such cold-blooded cut throats and- careless handlers of the knife and revolver that no one, not even the police, cared, about running up against them. . They were known as the greatest collection of rough-and-tumble fight ers, and many a bitter battle did they have single-handed or together with the champions of the Ninth, or American Ward, a£ It was known at that time. It was the toss of a cent who was the better man, Abe Hicks, the American, or Danny McBride. And, although they had a dozen fights in which all the work was done while they were lying In the street, they always came out about even. The last fight they had, John Morrissey was the referee, and he was In sym pathy -with McBride. Hicks seemed to be getting a trifle the best of the argument, and Morrissey Interfered. Then on the Morton street pier oc curred one of the Moodiest fights that ever took place in the Ninth Ward. McBride went to the hospital covered with wounds and glory, and It was three months before he was able to get out. “It was along about this time that Jeff Reynolds, whose life I saved when Billy Porter was trying to fill him full of lead, came ' down from Bing Sing after doing a stretch of ten years, and the first thing he did was to hunt me up. I was then under cover for a highway trick on Staten Island, but Jeff knew where to find your uncle. When I found out that the cops had no pipes on me for the Staten Island job I went In with Jeff, Ben Harper, Long Sam Wiley and Spanish Forbes. Forbes was a nigger. ‘.‘Jeff got up a scheme to do the towns on the East and Hudson River fronts, and travel In a sloop. I al ways liked the water, and this just suited me. We worked off the tricks in the houses on each side of the riv ers one after the other, so as to throw down the police. All our sail ing was done In the night, and Forbes, who traveled on shore as a beggar, planted the places for us. It was dead easy work, and more like a-pic nic than anything else, calling up peo ple In the night with masks on and relieving them of their wealth. We had plenty of luck on the Hudson River front and raided over forty houses. The game got so hot that committees went out at night with rifles to hunt for crooks and we pulled off for a while as It never pays to be a target even for a bad hunter. “While laying off I picked up a pa per and read of a swoll wedding at Englewood at the house of a man named Baldwin one of the wealthiest ducks In the neighborhood and some fellow had figured up the presents In jewelry and sliver plate as being worth f300,000. I showed It to Jeff, and said that we ought to give the place a call before any of the pres ents were sold. He agreed with me THE CRIMINAL Tells How He Planned the Deed and Sought to Close Every Avenue of Knowl edge Leading to His Guilt The Detective Shows How Futile These Efforts Were and How the Old Adage, Murder Will Out “Always Holds Good." (Copyright br P. L. Nalaon knd we sent~Forbes to take a look at the place. He reported that the Job wag as eagy as finding the atuff on the road, and the night after the wed ding we landed in Englewood in a grocery wagon. "When we got alongside of the house I was afraid of alarm bells, so I sent Wiley to the top of the plaxza to try his luck. The window catch was a double-ender, which could not be worked wjth a blade, and he had to cut out a pane of glass with a dia mond point The window opened in to a vacant room, and we all got Into the house that way. We put on our masks and started through the house. We struck old Baldwin’s room first, and he actually showed fight. He tried to get to a knob which probably was a signal of some kind, and Jeff put him to sleep with a sandbag. They were all flghters4n the house, and a young fellow shot Jett through .the arm in the hall. He was put to sleep before he could do any more shooting. The women —three of them —had to be tied up and gagged to keep them still. "When we thought that everybody was safe we divided up and went on a hunt for the swag. Forbes went to the front of the house, and-ln a few seconds I heard some terrible growls and a lot of things upsetting. I ran to the room, and there was Forbes having It out with a bull mastiff on the floor, with a young woman sit ting on the bed and urging the beast on. She was a beauty and not scared a bit. The mastiff was getting the best of the fight and had a grip on Forbes' neck which was making him look sick. I pulled my gun and or dered the girl to call off the dog; but she defied me and told me to blaze away. I saw the bluff would not work, so I got out my old blackjack, an ugly-looking thing, and'hit the. beast a clip on the skull that knocked the life out of him. * "The girl flew at me when 1 banged the dog, like a.wild animal, and I had all I could do to hold her without hurting her. I would ■ not have harmed a hair of that spunky girl’s head for a million, but I had to gag her for safety. 1 always felt sorry for her as she lay looking at the dog, which was probably her pet, and made a good fight to defend her. “We had easy sailing after that, and in every room there was a lot of stuff which we put into bags. All of it looked good and was very heavy. There was any quantity of Jewelry lying around, and in a small safe which we bad no trouble In ,forcing with a wedge, there was a load of diamonds which had been described in the papers. We took our time in packing everything up In good shape, and after a good meal and a big draught of the old man’s wine cellar, we quit the place. Harper was wait ing down the road a bit with the wagon, and we loaded all the stuff into it." DETECTIVE MALLON’8 8TORY. "The dastardly treatment which the thieves,” said Detective Mallon, “who did the work at Baldwin’s man sion in Englewood gave the family caused great excitement, and the lo cal police were paralyzed and did not know which way to turn. Ur. Bald win lived part of the time in New York, and was a broker in Wall street. He requested us to give him aid in running down the thieves, and offered 120,000 'reward for their cap ture. The case was given to me the second day after the robbery, and I went carefully over the ground. "I found the family in a terrible condition, and Miss Alice Baldwin al most crazy over the-loss of her dog, which defended her so gallantly, and was buried in the 'finest part of the lawn. The others were all suffering from concussion of the brain from a terrible blow on the head. The only member of the family who could give any clue, which was of any value was Miss Alice, who slept through all the early part of the confusion and was awakened by the growling of the dog. The light was burning in her room, and she saw a heavy built man stand ing beside her bed. She called the dog, who was lying at the foot of the bed, and set him pn the thief. In the struggle the dog tore the mask off, and she saw the burglar was a negro. "She said that she had seen the negro before in Englewood, and thought that she had seen him on a wagon loaded with garden truck go ing toward New York about two weeks before. Upon this information I made a tour all through the country to get a trace of a missing negro and wasted a lot of time in vollowlng .the wanderings of a colored man who had worked lor several tay* .with a term er near Lodi. 1 found him, but there were no wounds on his body, and this left him out of the game. "When I returned to New Tork, I had a complete list of all the stolen goods, and made a tour of all the fences which were likely to giro up Information to the police, but learned nothing that would do me any good. A friend of mine who kept a liquor store In Greenwich street told me of a watch which he had bought from a fellow who looked like a tramp about a week before, and it had all the marks of one of the watches which bad been stolen. I took the watch to Mr. Baldwin, and' he -said that It was his property. “I made up my mind that the tramp did not have any hand in the rots-' bery, and had got possession of the watch In some other way. I hunted high and low for this fellow, In the cheap dives, and finally landed a fel low answering to his description. 1 took him to the liquor dealer, and he was fully identified. I locked him up and squeexed him very hard for In formation. He persisted that he had found the watch In the street, hut after he was put through the mill, and charged with killing a man to get the time piece, he admitted that he stole It, from a man who was ly ing drunk in a hallway In Greenwich street “From the description that he gave me and the knowledge of crooks which I had, I concluded that it was probably Danny Mcßride. I dropped downtown, and, after hanging around for a few days, I felt satisfied that Danny was In hiding for something. I could not find him In any of his haunts. "One evening, while going through Bleecker street 1 met Frank Carroll, and he told me an amusing story about a voodoo woman, who sold charms to the superstitious negroes. She was from Cuba, spoke Spanish and had wonderful powers. She codld destroy witches -who followed ne groes, and could cure diseases by the laying on of her hands. Carroll said that there was a report going around among the negroes that she had healed the wounds and destroyed the evil spirit which was bothering a ne gro at a single pitting, for Which ser vice she had received a fabulous sum. Ordinarily, I wouldn't have listened to this story, ’but by some strange influence I associated this negro with the one who had been bitten by the dog at' Baldwin's house. “A good detective always run down every Idea, no matter how foolish It may seem, and I decided to have a chat with the voodoo doctress. She lived In a rear building In Wooster street, on the top floor, and received me with a great show of suspicion. I told her that-1 believed lq her pow er to kill my enemies, and I offered to pay her liberally for one of her enemy-destroying charms. “In a- few moments she limbered up a little and made a statement that fairly caused me to jump for joy. She said that the voodoo which had this man In his power Had bitten him all over the body, and his flesh- was filled with deep Indentations from the teeth. That was all she would say then, and she would not tell who he was or anything about him except that he had gone to Cuba. I got a detective from the Mercer street sta tion to watch the house and in the evening I got A1 Pender, a colored man who could be depended on to play a part. “He called upon the voodoo woman, and the first thing he did was to pull out a big knife and sharpen It He said nothing while doing this and the woman became very uneasy. When he got through the pantomime he told her In very solemn tones that the object of his visit was to kill her. He gave her one alternative. If she would tell him who thq man was who called on her with the teeth marks in his body, her life would be spared and she would get SI,OOO in gold. Pender shook a bag full of metal and gave her three minutes to answer. She whispered the name of Spanish Forbes. Pender knew that he had the woman In his power, and pressed the question, under the same conditions, as to where Forbes was. She told him he was In a certain cel lar In Wooster street. “I had heard all she said from the hall, and at this point opened the door. I ordered her to take me to Forbes, but It took a prod from Pend er’s fcnlfe to make her move. She had told the truth. Forties was In the cellar In a semi-dellrlous state from morphine. He talked all the time, and I made the woman sit on his bed. He seemed to be frightened when- he saw her. I asked him who was with, him at the Englewood robbery, and when I told him that the woman had told me everything, he gave the names of Jeff Reynolds, Danny Mc- Bride, Sam Wiley and Ben Harper, and told where they could be found. “That was enough tor me, and I sent Forbes to a hospital under guard. JThe- same night I captured Mcßride,* Wiley and Reynolds. They were tried, convicted and put away for fifteen years In Jersey. I caught Harper two years later, and he- got the same dose. Forbes, who turned state’s evidence, got off with seven years, Historic Blackguards By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE Copyright, bj the Press Publishing Co. (The New York World). Nana Sahib, a Man of Mystery • HE name “Nana Sa hib," a half century ago. T was one of ter ror and loathing all over the civil ized world. Today Americana have half forgotten It Several million dusky Orientals NANA SAMID secretly or openly balled Nana Sabib as a deliverer and a true patriot A still larger number of white people declared him a fiend. He was the fore most figure In tbe Sepoy Mutiny. His terrible work ended, be apparently vanished from tbe face of the earth. His came was not Nana Sahib. That was merely his title. (His name was Dhundo Punt). He was the son of a high caste Hindoo and was born about 1825. Wben he was a baby be was adopted by Bhajee Rou, prince of tbe Maharattas; add In 1851 he succeeded his adopted father as prince. Bhajee bad been lord of wide estates and bad received a yearly pension of 50,000 from the British government At his death the pension was stopped 'and tbe government seized much of bis land. This angered Nana Sahib, who bad hoped to Inherit all of Bhajee's wealth. He sent an agent to England to urge his rights. But all he could secure from the British was permission to hold the barren title of prince and to rule the fortress town of Blthoor, near Cawnpore. If Nana felt resentment at this lop ping off of his power he showed no out ward sign of It He came of a race that knew how to hide Its feelings and to await the right moment for re venge. So, Instead of sulking In hlB fortress or joining In the thousand foolish, hopeless native plots that were for ever stirred up against the white men, be becafne as "English" as be could. He spoke tbe language and tried to follow the customs of the British. He Philip of Orleans, the Man Who “Made” Money .ARIS swarm led -like s beehive. Every house p was occupied. Peo ple paid as high as SSO a week (or the privilege o( renting an un furnished attic. From every part of France, from all parts of Europe, frenzied men and women —money-drunk thronged to the French capital. For the greatest "get-rich-qulck" scheme on record was In progress. And Its promoter and chief backer was .Philip, duke of Orleans, regent of France. At his side stood a canny Scotchman, John Law by name. Philip, coached by Law, was literally “mak ing” money. He was manufacturing It for his own benefit as he might have manufactured cigarß or tin cans. It was a pleasant and profitable busi ness. When the regent needed money be ordered bills to be engraved and used them at will—regardless of the tact that there was no real cash In the treasury to meet the bills when they should be presented. Philip was the nephew of King Louis XIV. of France. He began life with splendid prospects. He was brilliant, brave, of attractive personal ity and with strong talent as a states man and soldier. But in youth hi« tutor, Dubois ("whom he afterward made prime minister of France), taught him to sneer at morality and goodness and to revel In a life of low dissipation. ' In spite of these drawbacks Philip made a name for himself. He was so fine a general and so successful In France’s wars that Louis XIV. grew Jealous of hts fame and withdrew him from the field. Next he plotted to seat himself on the Spanish throne. And again court In fluence checked him. So he devoted himself to the study of chemistry, in cluding the art of preparing poisons. And soon afterward nearly all the heirs to the throne of France suddenly died. Philip was accused of poison ing them in order to gain the crown himself. He denied this and demand ed a trial. Old Louis XIV., who bated him, refused Philip even this doubt ful chance to clear himself. When Louis XTV. died. In 1715, the next heir to the throne (Louis XV.) was only five years of age. Philip (brushing by the obstacles Louis XIV. bad raised against such. an. act) had mingled as much aa he was allowed to Id English society at the India gar rison towns. When callow English youths turned up their noses at bis pretensions or sneered at him as a mere native, he bore all such slights patiently and redoubled his efforts to copy the ~ways of his white masters. He succeeded. Every one believed him devoted to England. Then, In 1857, came the Sepoy Mu tiny. Most of England’s white regi ments had been summoned away from India to the Crimean War, leaving the country chiefly garrisoned by Sepoy, or native troops. The religious fanati cism of these native soldiers was so cleverly worked upon by Nana and other secret agents that they rose In a body against the English. Nana, when the mutiny broke out, declared himself ready to die In the defense of his British friends. They trusted him absolutely. But as soon as the uprising showed signs of suc cess be cast aside the mask of loy alty, placed himself at the bead of a Sepoy army, and proceeded to wreak horrible vengeance for his real or fan cied wrongs. Battle after battle Nana fought with the white troops during the next few months, talmost always being beaten In fair fight, but continuing to massacre any small detachments of English he could find. His wily brain and heart less cruelty made him a scourge to the British until the whole Mutiny was stamped out. Then England wreaked fearful ven geance on her crushed foes. Native leaders were tied to the cannon’s mouth and blown to pieces. Other cru elties were Inflicted that could be part ly exetased only when one remember ed that the avengers were mad with anguish over the brutal murders of their wives and children. But, while other and 'lesser conspira tors suffered punishment, Nana Sahib escaped. To this day no Englishman knoWs what became of him, whether he died years ago or 1b still living In luxurious safety Inf some Oriental land. himself declared regent of the king dom until the new king should be of age. He found France In an almost bankrupt condition through the late king’s extravagances, and he tried to start an era of prosperity. Instead, ho started an avalanche of misfortune, t, John Law (a gambler, who had been forced to flee from Scotland for duel ing and who bad been expelled from two continental cities as an “unde sirable") came to Paris and suggested to Philip a scheme for wiping out France's national debt and putting the country, financially, on Its feet. The Idea, roughly, was this; To establish a state bank that should handle all public funds and to run It in cohnectlon with a company for exploiting Louisiana and the rest of the Mississippi region. (New Or leans was named in honor of Philip.) The shores of the Mississippi were supposed to be lined with rich gold and silver mines. The boom began. Shares that were Issued at $100 ran up to $4,000. Law promised annual dividends of 120 per cent, on the stock. France went money mad. People clamored for a chance to invest In the wonderful scheme. Law paid the dividends in treasury notes, which may or may not have had some genuine value. But whatever value they had was at once ruined by Philip, who proceeded to print paper money In huge quantities for his own use and for other purposes, without both ering about the fact that there was not nearly enough real money In the bank to Justify It Everybody had money (made of pa per.) Beggars bought mansions. Servants drove In gilded coaches. Pot erty seemed abolished. And as papef money flooded the country the price of everything from soup to diamonds rose with It Calico, for Instance, cost as much as had silk. But no ons cared. For everybody seemed to have plenty of paper currency. A few wise people tried to “cash In" their paper notes for gold and silver. Philip quickly stopped this by declar ing It Illegal for any one to possess more than a certain amount of genu ine money and by punishing those who tried to get rid of their paper notes. Then, all at once the scheme fell fiat The “Mississippi Bubble” burst Panic raged. Thousands were Impov erished. John Law fled the country. Philip alone escaped and lived on in dissolute comfort He died in 1723, aged 49, his health prematurely shat tered by the wild life he had led.