man steals money from donnelley register
CITY AND COUNTY. SOUTiTsiDET Peter Sullivan, a steam fitter by occu pation, tried to steal the money in the drawer of hotelkeeper Patrick Donnelly of Birch street yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Donnelly says there was about S25 in the drawer, mostly in small change. He also stated that he was only absent from behind his counter about three minutes. He was next door to the hotel giving instructions to some caroenters who were making repairs on the house which also belongs to him, and when he left the bar room there was nobody iu and when be came back and saw a man behind his oar Help iog himself to the contents he was much surprised, but he did not let the man see him until he came upon him and took hold of him. After a short struggle, Donnelly knocked bim to the floor and before he arose the man begged for mercy. The thief gave up all the money be had taken irom tno drawer. jir. uon - nellv said that he was taking" none of the small change, but was picking out money of larger denominations, leaving everything smaller tnan Halt dollars in li e drawer and if he had but been a minute later he would have succeeded m escaping. Sullivan was accompanied by another well known young man of this section of the city. It is said by some that he was the instigator of the robbery. Mr. Donnelly called for assistance when he grappled with the young man ana his wife came to his aid and after the thiel s pocKets were rifled and all the money returned, Mrs. Donnelly assisted in pushing him to tha outside of the hotel. Instead of being thankful for getting off so easily he gathered both his arms full of stones and started throwing them at fhe house. He broke two large plate glass windows and to protect his property Mr. Donnelly got a revolver and fire two shots in the air to scare ttie rascal away. He succeeded well in doing this as people who saw him run thooght he was shot. Mr. Donnelly said the reason he did not hold him to be dealt properly with by the law was that he did not want to have anything to do with law but he says he has Sullivan's working clothes in his possession. They consist of a blue drilling overalls and blouse. He tore the blouse off him in the struggle.