Weinhardt, William W, Slippery Jack

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Weinhardt, William W, Slippery Jack - "SLIPPERY JACK" IS AGA1H OUT OFJWL DAVISON...
"SLIPPERY JACK" IS AGA1H OUT OFJWL DAVISON BROKE FROM PRISON . ' AT COVINGTON. REWARD FOR HIS CAPTURE (Special to' The Indianapolis News. LA VXy ETTE. Ind.. August 13. - Jame II. Duvlton. alias Jack Davis, and better known ih Indiana "Slippery Jack," U again at Urge, and a reward la. offered for hla (capture. The police and sheriffs of thin part of Indiana are on the lookout for 'Davison since he made hla last break for freedom from the - Fountain county j Jail at' Covington.' "Slippery Jack" la not feared by the authorities aa Marvin Kuhna was feared, but he haa a habit of slipping through the fingers of the law and making Ma captors . look ebon p. ' Three years ago Davison, began a career of crime, that landed him regularly in Jail. At Winchester, Ind., he burrowed hla way to freedom through a brick wall of the Jail. At'BlufTton. Davison escaped after a few days' Incarceration. Ha went to Michigan, and after a hot chase was captured. and. on a charge of theft, wan sentenced to a term In the r form school nt Ann Arbor. Last November. Davison was released, and the authorities lost track of him until he rohbed the home of Cyrus HouU, near Oiell, this county. He also stole a wheel In Lafayette. He was followed to thin city, and he was found at his boarding - house. Detective Weinhardt and Cart. Clark, with R. - II. Kerr, of Fountain county, made the arrest. ' - Detected at Lafayette ' He waa placed In Jail here, and told the turnkey that he would get out without permission. He almost succeeded. He had removed the Iron bars from a ventilator in the roof and was about to unscrew the bolt - that held the skylight when he was detected. A" general Jail delivery would have been the result of his success. Davison was taken to Covington and placed In Jail to await the September term of court. He told the sheriff and lull attaches that before .they knew what had happened he would get out of Jail. A hole in the brick wall shows where Davison made good his bonst. "Slippery Jack" prldfs himself on the fact that he never carries tools, and that no friend ever helps him make his escape. He has said that no Jail la strong enough to hold him, and that If time Is given he will show any sheriff a clean JAMES DAVISON. - SLIPPERT JACK." pair of heels. It Is ssld that there are several charges of burglary and larceny RgnitiKt him, arid that he will be made to aniwrr to each one In turn. ! : I t v I f ;V "SBBBBSSBB - ISBBBSBBBBBSSBSBSBBBS

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 19 Aug 1904, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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