Ways of the Most Desperate and
Cunning ol Burglars.
BLOWING OPEN A BANK SAFE.
Nitroglycerin Is the Explosive Used,
and Wet Blankets Help to Deaden the
Sound—Making the "Soup" Is a Per
ilous Part of the Business.
Of all the thieves iiuil crooks Hint op
ernte in the country the ycKKniiin. or
bnnk tmirlnr, is the most running and
systematic and In tin
eases the most desperate. Some people
have nil idea that common tramp
housebreaker Is yexsman, lint that
is far from the truth. In nine cases
out of ten yeomen are intelligent, ed
vented men. There Is liond between
them as strong as that which unites
any brotherhood or union in the coun
There nre not more than lifl.v good
yeggs lu the United States. To lie suc
cessful the yegg must understand ev
ery little detail of the work, because
slip usually means life. When 11
innn becomes loo old or Is disabled or
for any other cause cannot remain an
active member of his gang he then in
structs the younger and less experi
enced members. In all flu time that
have been connected with bank in
vestigations, says a yegg hunter in the
New York Sun, I have never known
of ense In which one yeggman dou
ble crossed another, nnd I don't think
thnt can lie said of nn.v oilier branch of
tliiefdom. I will explain some of the
methods used by the yeggs, also some
used by the Investigators.
Four or five men usually make up a
pang, and these gangs are scattered
over the whole country, each having
Its own territory. For instance, one
jrang had the territory between Al
bany and Boston on lie Host on and
Albany road. It that case the mem
bers would be scattered out along the
road between Huston and Albany look
ing for a bank or posloMcc which may
be easily blown. II sometimes takes
them six months or even a year to lo
cate the job and get everything in
readiness for the "touch off," as they
cnll it. One successful job with these
men equals a great many small hauls
that other thieves make.
When the job is spotted the gang is
called together, and every detail is gone
over and the plans are mapped out.
Each member looks over the bank, and
the discussion of methods sometimes
lasts a week. I once knew of a gang
operating in Indiana who were in doubt
about a job and who sought advice
from a gaug in Maine. That probably
took three or lour weeks. 1 mention
this to show that, they absolutely will
not "turn a trick" if there Is the least
doubt about, lis success.
After the job Is located and their
plans are settled the next thing they
Is to got the tools and make their
•preparations. Common yellow soap,
caps and nitroglycerin nre needed.
,The soap, fuse and caps nre easily ob
at any hnrdware or grocery, but
nitroglycerin Is not so easy to get
other method is available it must
out of dynamite sticks, and
is almost an art
nil ordinary shot they take five
five-pound sticks of dynamite
"soup," as they
An African Tribe's Method of Driving
One of ill'' most curious :iinl interest- EuoriiU
of Afri.-nn tribes :IIV ILIO I5 inyoro, lllipui Idill LiOUlo Ul
or cow people, of Uganda, who are
powerful clansmen and whose wealth,
religion and health are all connected
with cows. Il is degrading fot""any
member of the tribe to dig, so milk and
flesh are their staple fond. Their brav
ery i.s very great. The only beast they
gear is the leopard. Their chief weap
on is a long slick, and, armed with
(his, they go out. to meet a lion that is
trying to get at their precious cattle
and drive him away by the simple
lirocess of thrashing him.
Though they are brave, they are In-
majority of veterate thieves and very subtle in
their methods of carrying out their
thefts and concealing their guilt by
lies. Indeed, one of their favorite
mottoes Is, "Keep a grave face even
though you laugh behind ydur hand."
When sickness comes to these people
they believe that iL i.s one of their ene
mies, the ghosts, that is attacking
them, so they proceed to capture him.
Ghosts like hot cooked meat, so meat
Is cooked in a huge pot near the dwell
ing where the ghost is at work. As
soon as the savor of the food reaches
the dwelling the evil spirit greedily
enters the pot and Is at once sealed up.
This polled ghost is then taken away
from the village and buried, the spot
being marked by a ghost shrine.
The position of rest for these people
Is a half sitting posture, and when
Ihey are holding a council they will
remain in this posture as long as ten
hours. When they die it is in this
resting position that they are buried.
If it should be the king who dies his
successor is generally selected by the
drastic process of civil war.
PLUCK OF A DEER.
A Big Buck That Was More Than a
Match For a Cougar.
It seems to be generally assumed
that wild animals of different species
keep the peace, but now and then the
experience of some woodsman striking
l.v disproves this peaceful view of for
Two sportsmen made a trip to the
Kettle river region, in the state of
Washington, and in the course of the
shooting witnessed a rare occurrence.
They had been on the trail of a largo
I buck for some time and, as it chauced,
I came in sight of him at the very mo
ment when a cougar launched himself
upon the buck from the limb of a tree.
call it, for the job. The utensils cou- up to the cougar and shot it through
elst of two lard cans aud a quart whis- the heart.—Exchange.
ky bottle. The bottom is knocked out
of one of the lard cans and holes made
all around the sides. A charcoal fire Is
then built and the lard can Is set on it.
.Then the other can is filled half full
of water and placed on the first The
(water Is allowed to become lukewarm,
and then the sticks of dynamite are
placed In the water. The whole affair
•tands about six hours.
After that time the water is allowed
cool and Is then strained through
a piece of cheesecloth, after which it Is
again allowed to stand. In a short time
the nitroglycerin rises to the surface
and Is sklramed off and placed in the
bottle. The yeggs call this process
"making soup." Several times It lias
resulted seriously, and in one Instance.
when it blew the operator's arm off, it
led to the capture of two of the best
men in what was known as the E. and
T. B. gang.
It sometimes takes as many as three
shots to blow a safe. Four holes are
drilled around the combination knob.
and the nitroglycerin Is poured in the
holes, soap funnels being used. A dy
namite cap and fuse are then attached,
wet blankets are thrown over the safe.
and the shot Is touched off. The men
Inside throw themselves face down
ward on the floor.
After the smoke has cleared the safe
la sometimes found ready to be rifled.
Often there is a strong box which tbe
Slat shot does not harm. In that case
second nnd sometimes a third shot
ntwt be fired off In tbe same manner
In case the citizens bear the explo
•ton the bien who are watching outside
Sir* the tapide men the alarm and en
daavor to bbto the town at bay, giving
thalr Inside pais a chance for a clean
getaway with the plunder.
»lw»y» be nice to your
•Wt HP- ®/l°«t beating them
Mt trying to teach tbem
The cougar landed squarely on the
buck's shoulders, almost throwing him
to the ground.
The buck quickly recovered nnd,
throwing back Ills head, drove two
prongs of his antlers into the cougar's
body and with a swing forward threw
I 111 in to the ground. Leaping backward.
he then waited with lowered head for
With a yell of rage and pain the cou.
gar sprang upon him. lie might as
well have leaped against an array of
bayonets, for he was caught on the
buck's antlers and hurled several feet
into the air.
The instant he struck the ground the
buck was upon him, striking savagely
with his forefeet, which cut like knife
blades, and driving his antlers agaiu
and again into his boJy.
Finally they separated, and the cou
I gar crawled forward for the final
struggle. The deer was wounded, but
I still in excellent fighting trim. The
hunters interfered. One of them walked
Sea Level and Tides at Panama.
The average sea level of the Pacific
ocean aud tlie Caribbean sea, at oppo
site sides of the Istbmus of Panama,
is tbe same. This Is the mean or aver
age levels of the two waters during
all days of the year. But there Is a
great difference In tides. The Carib
bean tides are faint, rarely exceeding
two feet, while the tides in the Paclflc
at Panama are not pacific, for they at
times rise ten feet and sink ten feet
below normal undisturbed sea level
Without tide locks, currents would al
ternately rush in the canal from south
to north entering, and from north to
south escaping.—New York American
A Political Pointer,
"A president has to eat a good deal
"What do yon mean?"
"The chief executive has to attend a
great many banquets and the like."
"Seems so What about it?"
"I was just thinking that tbe nest
president ought to recognize the grow
ing importance of this social side of
tbe job and appoint an addition to tbe
cabinet in the shape of a toast master
"You may be president some day, my
boy," said tlie patronising old gentle
"Great Scott!" replied the sadly flip
pant youth. "You're not trying to pick
dark horses that far ahead, are you?'—
§$|: Know* Batter Now. ,i
TeacBfer—Tommy, you should have
known better than to fight with that
Williams boy. Tommy—1 know, ma'am,
but I thought I could Hek him.—Hearth
themaelfee to Kb-
"How la father getting on with his
riding lessons T"
"Very well. We children «re al
lowed to watch him now."—Pliegende
The safest way of not being very
•••arable to aot to expect to be very
NEWS OF WORLD
lis closing hours attended by exln
lii'ions of tense partisan and perso:: ii
feeling among its members the lte iu'
lic.in national committee concluded
the hearing of the conlents involving
2-VI seats in the national convent ion.
The sum ol' its work is Taft
Roosevelt 19. The standing of III'.
candidates as a result of the decision
of the commilt' is as follows:
Instructed for Taft (uncontested) 2ll
Added by national committee—
District of Columbia 2
Total Tuft um ontv'311 4:!'l
Instructed for Koo.-eve!t (uncon
Added bv national committee—•
Colonel Roosevelt issued a statement
at Chicago again denouncing the Re
publican national committee. In part
he said: "All of the influence of !he
federal patronage in the Democratic
stales and all of the influence of the
combined bosses and moneyed inter
ests in the Republican states which
did not hold primaries could not to
gether bring Mr. Taft anywhere near
a nomination. His representatives on
the national committee have sought
to supply the deficiency by stealing
from me seventy or eighty delegates
to which he had not the slightest
claim in law or morals. There has
been no more discreditable action ever
performed in our political history."
New charges of attempted bribery
in tlie battle for delegates were made
by Senator Dixon, campaign manager
for Colonel Roosevelt. lie charged
that it member of the Republican na
tional committee had been ofieivd a
United States mtirsUalshiii ii' he would
vole for Ta''t on the contestnnv mi
An aflidavit charging an attempt, to
bribe F. 1!. Coo' a negro delegate
to the Republican national convent.'on
from Louisiana, for ?l,Ono to deser
the Taft forces and vole for Roosevelt,
executed by Cool himself, was made
public at Chicago by Director McKin
ley of the Taft headquarters.
Theodore' Roosevelt has announced
through Judge Ren Lindsey of Den
ver that he is in favor of woman suf
frage in this country and that, the
platform which he will submit to the
Chicago convention will contain an
unequivocal declaration to that effect
The Interstate commerce commis
sion announces that the connecting
transcontinental railroads have made
reductions in the freight rate on about
seventy-live leading commodities from
New York, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi
cago, Mifsissippi and Missouri river
points to group points in Washington,
Oregon, Idaho and Montana taking the
same rate. This action of the carriers
ends the famous Spokane case which
has been pending before the commis
sion for many years and involves au
Immense fabric of commodity rates.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has decided that pipe line com
panies transporting oil between the
states are common carriers, with tha
obligations of such, and ordered thir
teen of the largest oil pipe lines to file
schedules of rates and otherwise com
with the provisions of the inter
state commerce act.
Edwin H. Blashfleld, a New York
artist, has been appointed by Prest
dent Taft to fill the vacancy on the
national commission of fine arts,
caused by the death of F. D. Millet,
who lost his life when the Titanic
The president vetoed the army ap
propriation bill. He returned the bill
to congress with a message indicating
bis disapproval of the active provision
Which would oust Major General Wood
as chief ot staff March 4, next
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rcacli the diseased portion of the oar.
Th'iXi is only on«i way to cure deafness,
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and '1Si« i^ Ts e-^reiy
I Ic.i I 1,1'SS I: l-.-sul! a Mi
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tube restored to its norma loon Jitio:i,
hearing will b- dlstroyed forever nine
tlon of the mucous surfaces.
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Total Roosevi-lt mir-onlested
Instructed for l.n Kollette (no con
Instructed for Cummins (no con
Uninstructed and uncontested .. 1WJ
Total number delegates 1,078
Necessary for nomination 540
A Teachers' Training School
xnd .Summer Session of the State
Schooil of Science will be held at
Wahpeton, N. Dak., froiu June
25th to July 25th. For bulletin
Supt. F. K. Barnes,
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ban revolution, has been killed in bat
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