Clipped From Sterling Gazette

kellyscook Member Photo

Clipped by kellyscook

 - They have the County Fair. THE WHTO OAHQ. D...
They have the County Fair. THE WHTO OAHQ. D "Com" Egan is a local celebrity of the tough order who is thoroughly at home on the inside of the city jailj Dom has been there "many a time, many & time," docketed gODnrally In the police court as "d. and d." To hla brethren of "de gang," Dom Is known as "the Philosopher." That Is because ha never waste* any time when he is on the outside in useless worry as to how long it will be before he is once more on the Inside. Dom knows he has a oioch on that; all he has tado is to wait till the world has gone around a few times. 1 The Whyo gang Is the full formal name of this select society organization, bestowed by Dom himself in compliment compliment to a former somewhat similar crowd In New York, most of the mem- bets of which, excepting one or two who have been hung, are now In retirement. retirement. Besides being a philosopher, Dom is some.what of a wit, as the fol- lowing-rostar of the gang printed by him on the whitewashed surface of a wall In the interior of the jull, during one of his periods of seclusion from the giddy world's mad whirl, will show. It is, as it were, the gang's blue book; not exactly its Pour Hundred, but its Big Nine. Ita wit will be more particularly appreciated by the members of the press and mlnnions of the law, whose line of duty, not to mention • pleasure, has so frequently brought them into close contact with the distinguished citizens citizens referred to. Dom's stylus was the pointed end of a broomstick charred at the jail fire, and In a bjld flowing hand he has printed and written oa the wall as follows: "THE WHYO GANG." BY "WHISKY NELL." John Burns Detective. Bill Reagan, sixteen days for flopping. flopping. Larry Curtln, fifteen days for malice and fore-thought. Dom Egan, fifty-five days for making Sallle H. beat Nancy's time. John MoMabon, twelve days for peace-making. Ed Holland, fourteen days for entertaining entertaining bad company while on a visit. Ed Dwyer, twelve days "After the (Morrison) Fair is Over." Miller Thompson, tha oyster fiend, "O. K." Bill Scanlan, better known as "border "border man." Fugitive from justice. "Chap" Grogan,... ."you shuit koom pack, vonst." "All good brotherhood men and never known to leave a drop in the bottle." bottle." _.

Clipped from
  1. Sterling Gazette,
  2. 15 Dec 1893, Fri,
  3. Page 7

kellyscook Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in