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In assignee DENICKES VISITOR A WELL KNOWN BURGLAR lie Is Identified by Detectives Bee and Harper as aa Old Offender The man who was found In the resi - of of M F a of by denee of E A Denlcke at the comer of Mason and Sacramento streets Wednes - Cay evening and who gave tbe name of ts William H Van Pelt when arrested and1 iih k - Kn it it claimed he had been attracted to the rooms by the dazzling display Of rich fur - nlture was Identified yesterday by De - I tectlves Bee and Harper aa Samuel W j Prlrate an old - time burglar Bee and Harper were Instrumental in sending Pri - vate to Folsom for three years on Decern - bcr 22 1894 for burglary committed a of short time before that date Patrolmen J Lcng and Caples who captured Private Wednesday evening were detailed to work P if - - v TiT foun11 S jTCTtMSa of that Private had been released from Fol - som on April I7th and that he came here the fo lowing day He took a room at the K Capitol House 7 Sacramento street His act ons since that time have been sus - pictous u A few dart ago he was seen bringing a bundle of lad es clothes Into his room and an hour later to take tbem away evidently to a fenreAednesday mom - nhe brought a big clock to his room and teat 11 oclock he departed with It In the fnfcVtnes YoWcapfeSSeolhi bUp3te TS - XSTFSSSSk homel Wednesday evening by a servant He no - litely lifted his hat to her when he left hWwnWc1ay grWSSSi and Caples Joined hi the chase Private turned Into Prospect place and the pc - Icemen ran to Sacramento street and tn - tercepted him When caught Private said his name was Van Pelt that he was a tailor who had Just arrived from Portland and that he was viewing the sights on Nob xjiti ri 4r rf tK rwnirfca niniinn was open and attracted br the rich ap - pearance or tne nan or tne msnston ne stepped Inside to admire tne nne rurmture When asked by Patrolman Long why be had started to run so fast he said he was hastening after a car Long told him that the cars ran to the west on Clay street and asked him bow his story could - be true Private madeno answer A SUCCESS FCL BENEFIT

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 14 May 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 14

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