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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 27, 1896
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A FEMALE FOOTPAD. KITTIE ADAMS A TERROR TO CHICAGO POLICE. It II » Difllitult MiUtor to Out Dlroct ISvldenrn A~,iln»t imr—Often liflturn.i r»rt nf tho Simllrt—Sim Han » 1'cll With the juKtluorf. IflCN the police of eoc Kittle s on ; h c they bring «,.v^,...v- v .-. ?. When they Tull; Y'trt 1 !••V'-'v !ncct hcr w "- I:ln » lapvA- li'f--: 1 ,'-"' ; ! v }* with EOUIO venera- 4,| Vy Y'JI^-'-'' c./ i,io- lookin;;- o 1 d ] ,/V\ ' stranger they know M (7 ' / a "squeal" will 'be U ^ ^.-^- registered before morning, and when she is brought in and convicted and held to the Criminal Court nothing ever comes of it. Once, and only once, in all the years she has preyed upon the unsuspecting in Chicago has tihe been sentenced to prison, and then she was pardoned becausio she was "dying with consumption." Since that time she has knocked out more than one man who has strugslctl ia nor robber clutches, and hay altogether been pretty husky for a consumptive. She has been arrested half a dozen times for larceny alnce her pardon, but, as has. been stated, always manages to »vado tho law's grasp. With one Jer.nie Clark, another case where a stranger in town has been robbed of a few hundred dollars, it is pointed out to him that tho court 1* not a collecting agency and that his prosecution of the prisoner will.not set him the money, -whereas, If he fails to appear in court, his "roll" will be forthcoming the day after the woman is discharged. Often half the money is paid in advance to bind the bargain, and this is generally too strong an argument Tor the sucker to resist. Unless ho is especially vindictive he will take his monoy and quietly go home, or, i£ a resident of Chicago, leave Lho city so the officers cannot find him. Then when the case of the people against Klttio Adams is called the state's attorney baa no witnesses and has to nolle nrosse the case. A GREAT FINANCIER. CHAUNCEY JOHNSON A MARVELOUS BANK SNEAK THIEF. KITTIE ADAMS. strong-arm woman, she was brought •into court recently charged with robbing an elderly citizen who was walking on State street at a late hour at night. The judge seemed to think the women were entitled to his sympathy, nnd the Clark woman was finally discharged, while Kittle Adams got a continuance and gave bail. The judge likened the complainant in the robbery case to "an old steamboat." He had taken the women in tow, bad enjoyed the tun. and when he desired to shake off his consorts -they carried away his loose change. • There was no evidence to sustain the judge's words, however. Kittle has been known to the police as a criminal and a dangerous woman for about twelve years, though it Is only in tho last five years that she has followed the practice of street robbery- She is the wife of George Shine, a pickpocket, whose picture Is in one of the big books at the bureau of identification, and who is known to the police as a "good man," which means to the layman that he is a very bad mnn. Years ago Kittle Ad?.ms lived In a house in the lower section of Clark street, and. though a white woman, was famous among the police for always carrying a razor. Whenever her r.rrest was called for the police went about it gingerly and with a wholesome regard for the razor which they knew was concealed somewhere.about her. One night the house was raidsd and Kittle jumped from a third-story window rather than submit to arrest. "Big Tom" Mulch'ny and Pat O'Brien, now a sergeant, took after Kittie, who was uninjured by her jump. She ran down Clark street to Polk, where she tripped and fell over the curbing and broke hoi- collar bone. Another time, about eight years ago, she .had some trouble with the driver of a scavenger wagon in the alley west oJ Clark street, between'Polk and Taylor streets, and, whipping out lie;- ever-. ' ready'razor.'sine' cut a gash six inches long in the side, of the horse. 'For'this she was arrested and fined. Kittle traveled with Nora Keating for a long time, aad the pair were the terror of the "levee" district. Arrest did not bother them, for they had money to pay fines, and should they be held to the grand jury the case wae invariably "squared" by returning the money. Nora was finally sent to Jollet. where she is now serving time, and Kittie cast about for a new partner. On June 18, 1894, she was placed on trial before Judge Hanecy for larceny, and this time the complainant appeared. A case was made out and Kittle was sentenced to ten monchs In the bridewell. But even here her luck or "pull" or whatever had intervened between her and justice proved efficacious, and within three months a petition was circulated by her friends saying that she was dying with consumption, and asking the .governor to pardon her. An investigation was 'ordered, and when Kittle was brought before- a committee she had picked her pirns with a toothpick till they bled. Then she dolorously spat out the 'blood •before the committee, which thought she was going to die in a week, and she was pardoned, only to return to her old game. Many persons wonder how it is shp always goes free when charged with highway robbery. The usual mode o.' procedure is this: The witnesses, anf especially the complainant, are approached by attorneys or friends of ihv •woman and offered various inducement* not to'testify. If it is a larceny. A DANGEROUS SONG. 'luu^cil Onu illunly Sincur Jn!o ^ Kiss Miunic Biough, of Roekford, has brought suit for breach of promise against Mr. George M. Bennett, also of liockford. Miss Blough estimates the \voar and tear oil her heart at $3.000. ?.!r. Bennett declares he never asked for Blough':; hand in marriage,and that he is already engaged to another. It ie said that -Miss Blough will produce as evidence love songs which she and Mr. Bennett were wont to sing in unison *rrc«tcd In Saw York Dm Oilier Hay — Thirty Your* In rriiinit unrt Now Ho S(.:v^KTOfl»C to ETECTIVES saw an old man with a gray beard standing before the window of a jewelry store in New York City the other day. Tli ere was something familiar in his appearance aud In the way ho re- gar d c d the <lia- _ -.. the showcase. Tho man turned out to be Chaunocy Johnson, a crook of world-wide notoriety. There is a standing order at police headquarters to arrest Johnson whenever he turns up, as his presence in town is regarded as a pretty fair indication that somebody's bank roll or other valuable property will be missing if the police fails to keep tab on the old man. So he was carried off to police headquarters and questioned about his movements. They were unablo to :nako waa, and there was no evidence agfctnit monds in Ui. '1 tlUCL. it CIU V> UHI* LU Ji**t) * J1 n** »jw** , • and presumably harmony. Two of j any charge against him when ho was "Wilt Thou Be I arraigned in the Centro street court, these songs Mine?" and "Would That Were Maying Together." Marriageable men will watch this sr.it with more tli.au ordinary interest. If it has come to pass that a young gentleman cannot lift his rich tenor voice with u-young lady's mellow soprano notes without it being construed as a proposal of marriage the fact should be known. Still, there is some grounds on which Miss Blough may proceed legally and . with the- full thought that a suffering | people are with her. Without desiring ' to prejudice the court or jury, we wish to say that any man who wil! sing "Wilt Thou Be Mine?" deserves the severest sentence within the limit of tho law. One-half of the discontent fell in (his country today and nearly all the financial and business troubles under which this country is wobbling arc directly or indirectly due to that sor.g. Men who novel- did a wrong act in their lives h.ivo been known to gohome ' and' beat their children and scold their wives after hearing "Wilt Thou Bo Mine?" As to "Would That We Two Were Maying. Together" suit against the author should be brought °n . tno charge of malicious and willful assault on tho English language. Why should any two sensible persons want to be Maying together instead of .liming or Augusting? For our part we take more delight in Januarying and Februarying than in Maying, and it is proverbial there is more solid enjoyment in July- ing and Soplembering than in any other form or social relaxation. Elgh- teeti-ninety-sixing isn't to be sneezed at as national sport, either, though it We Two aad he^was discharged. CHAUNCEY JOHNSON. Johnson had not been seen there before for about a year. During that time he has been serving a term in Pennsylvania for a robbery committed in Philadelphia, and has but recently been released. Johnson is one of tho oldest and coolest crooks in America. He is 75 years old, nnd more tlinn thirty years of hi-s life have been spent in prison. Time and trrne again Johnson, has been arrested and escaped conviction because of insufficient evidence. New York, Philadelphia and Albany are his favorite stamping grounds, but he is-well known to tho police of many other cities. He has robbed banks and express companies of large sums with the him, so he waa never apprehended fof this theft. Johnson worked a similar dodge at tho bUlco of tbe Adams Express company at f>9 Broadway. He waited until lunch time came and watched tha . cashier as he removed his office coat I and silk cap, throw them into a cha'ir, '•''• and went out to li"!c!i. Thcn.''" 1 -|h«son sneaked in, put on Hie co.it an'd cap, stuck n pen behind his oar, and sat down at the deck. I To took, several thousand dollars out of the money drawer, got up and took off the coat and cap deliberately, yawned, and went out to lunch. He was arrested, but never tried, as his identification was not complete. On another occasion Johnson sneaked inioAusus: P.clniont's private office when the clerk had slopped into the oulcr room for a moment and carried off S2H.OOO worth of government bonili; that were lying on the desk. He was novcr convicted. One day ln-lS71 Johnson was loitering in tbe Fifth Avenue hotel whsn a guest stepped up to the desk and gave the clerk a valuable package to lock up around behind tho desk where three clerks were at work, took the package in the safe. Johnson walked boldly nnd several others out of tho safe. Ho was just leaving tho place unobserved when he stumbled over a waste papor basket and attracted the attention of the clerks. For this affair he got ten years in Sing Sing! At another time a tin box containing about ?200,COO in bonds and stocks disappeared from the vault of, tho Marine National bank. Johnson was arrested, but could not be connected with the theft and was discharged. It was afterword believed that he was guilty. Johnson and Henry Nev.-man, who was known as Dutch Hcinricb, saw tho president of the Central National ba:ik receive a package of bonds worth $125,000 In a broker's office °ue day and followed him to the bank. The president wont into his office, laid the bonds on his desk and turned aro-nd to take off his overcoat. As he did so the bonds disappeared, and so did the two men, who had apparently been waiting to speak to him. In 1SSO Johnson returned to New York after one of his r.umerous sojourns at Sing Sing. He was penniless, and bis sixty years unfitted him for the clever work of his younger days. The second day that he was in town he snatched a pocketbook from a woman a' as national spore, eitner, muii^u u. j<.™-j 1 . - , sually requires more persons to play I same Imperturbability with which he * * _ . „ u Y _ i i, ^ -i _ _ ,1 v,-, l\i-jnl 1 n i-n iM," m* mf! (1 ft u LL it than the really parlor exercise of No- vembering. If, however, these songs are proposals of miirri.ige it must follow that "Slin.Il We Gather at the River" constitutes an elopement. "You Can't Holler Down Our Rain Barrel" a forecast of dry season and "Where's My "Wandering Boy To-night?" an abduction. These arc- indeed times that try men's souls.—Chicago Record. FUNERAL FOR A DOC. Dr. Amclhi V. Flentje of Baltimore r».v« •••IlillI Honors to » Sky<> Torrior. Dr. Amelia V. Flcntjo, of Baltimore, losl her Skyc terrier Roy tho other day, and as she was very much attached to the dog she decided that it should have a funeral. She had l:he dog- embalmed, and for,two days the remains lay in stale in the parlor. The coffin was made by his mistress's own bands, and was two feet long by one wide. It was covered with white goods, was looted nn umbrella rack or made off with the reticule of a country shopper. Johnson was bom in the United States and was originally a bookkeeper. He is unmarried, slim in build, and moderately tall. His face is thin and sallow. He is said to have stolen more money than any other sneak thief in America. Before becoming an expert bank sneak ho served an apprenticeship as a burglar. In 1S52 ho was concerned in the robbery of a silk warehouse in Reade street, New York, and was sentenced to live years' imprisonment. At the end of his term he went at Twenty-second. street and Broadway. He was detected, and was so weak from hunger that he could not run and was arrested. He pleaded guilty and wont back to Sing Sing for another four years. Since then he has been arrested a number of times in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Albany, and Troy for stealing pocketbooks, umbrellas. small sums of money, and has scrvuJ several short sentences. SQUAW MEN AND INDIANS. Tlireo Hvn KlHcil In » Somlnolo Row— Troop i Rn'itorn 1'raco. Nc-ws from the Scrninole nation received the other day says the uprising among the squaw men has been partly subdued by the arrival of troops from the First Cavalry. Two hours before the arrival of the military, the squaw men and full bloods had a pitched battle, in which three full-blood Indiana we're killed and two squaw men injured. One hundred and fifty squaw men comprised the attacking party and chased 300 full-bloods, and half breeds through the streets ol Wewoka. The trouble between the squaw men or white men who have married Into the Seminole tribe has been, in progress since the last meeting of the Seminole council, when a law was passed order- all '"""'•• "- — . . , ..„ council wuea a law was piisanu u to Bethel, Conn., where ho broke into counci exp ulsion of *., the Hatters' bank and got away wit J6£« ™ » For gcv _ SSG.OOO. The money ^s recovorea and * e ^ ^ ^ ^.^ rf Johnson went back to prison lor an i . . other five years. When he got out he abandoned burglary, went to Philadelphia, and launched out as a^sneak. One ot the contrivances with whito men to go into the Seminolo country and marry an Indian squaw. This, according to Seminole Indian laws entitled Mm to sixty acres ot „ V'r;;:,;;~ ! land. The white men, being very worked was a ong fine sleel ^re , ^ ^^ fte choiccst wts formed into a hook at one end. It was - he slight it was almost invisible. WaS COVUIUU WILli 1YH1L<J t,uwu^, » "s. g Q Sllgllt tnai ll W^a LUUIUOI, ..u T I.*..-.-. trimmed with ribbon, and rested on a j On one 00 casion Johnson went into a pedestal, at the foot of which was a | Philadelphia bank and stood in line at the paying teller's window. While the te u er was engaged in counting out vase filled with roses. Tho dog's head rested upon a soft ^^ _ „„_„_, pillow o. B white crepon, edged with moncy £ Or the others, Johnson reached lace and surrounded by flowers. Crowds . jn w j th his j 1O ok and pulled out a big bunch of $50 bills. Ha repeated this two or three times, and was so successful in eluding detection that he could not resist the inclination to keep on. Tho teller happened Io look up, anti saw. a bundle of $100 bills moving across the desk apparently ot its own accord. Quick as a flash Johnson withdrew his hook and stuck it into his overcoat pocket. But the teller's suspicions were aroused and he called the porter, who grabbed Johnson and search™! him. His pockets were full o£ bank bills, and upon his arraignment he pleaded guilty, and went to prison for three years and a-half. Soon after his release ho transferred his operations to New York city. He walked into a bank there early one morning as the clerks and bookkeepers were beginning to arrive. Johnson went inside with tho others took a linen coat from a DR. AMELIA FLENTJE. visited tho place until the family was compelled to shut the door. Tho remains were Interred near the Baltimore cemetery, nnd a tombstone witl mark the dog's resting place. Shot. Wlfo unrt Self. Frank Beaubien, of Detroit, aged 40, shot and mortally wounded his wife, attempted to kill his two children, anJ then blew his own brains out. Beaubien was a member of an old French peg put it on, and went to work on a set 'of books. In a few minutes . tins man who kept tho books regularly came In. . "What ore you doing here?" ha asked of Johnson, in surprise. "You're discharged," replied Johnson, calmly: "I've been engaged in your place." Johnson had the air of a professional bookkeeper, and the other man thought uien was a niuuiut-r 01 ILII oiu I'IUIIL-JI DOOKKecp^i, " JI " ***^ ULUV.. «.«~ .. o~family, was left considerable money : he was telling the truth. Ono of the some "time ago, and had been drinking ! bank officers was appealed to, and. with over since. ' I considerable difficulty Johnson was rcr- Therc is talk of furnishing electric •lower to the City of Mexico from peat '•eds nine miles distant, owned by Bos- ion Interests. suaded that there had been some misunderstanding. He went away grumbling and protesting. Later In the day a shortage of $15,000 was found in the cash fund. Nobody knew who Johnson ! of land and frozen out the full-bloods and half breeds. Hence the law of the council and the subsequent trouble. An effort of full-blood Indian police to put into force the council laws led to the revolt. Federal troops will prevent further trouble. MISS FORD SECRETLY MARRIED II nr MUKl In H«rbeit Gresham of AneuHtln Dnlj-V Company. It has just come to light that Miss Martha Ford, the well-known young • MRS. GRESHAM. actress, daughter of the late John T. Ford, was secretly married last June in New York to Herbert Gresham, of Augustin Daly's company. On the day after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Gresh- ftm left for London, where they remained until 'about two weeks ago. Mr. Geshara is to play an .important role in "Tho Geisha" at Daly's theater. He is an Englishman and has been in Mr Daly's company for several years. The first omnibus has made its appearance in, St. Petersburg- j RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUBHOUSE: No. 527 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders, OFFICERS: PBESIIIKST, Jos. KKKIS, VICK-FUKSIHEXT. F. W. SuiK 8MIIKTAKY, CllAS, UliiNT. TliKAi-JIli!Il, .11. W. OJIKNCIUIN. STKWAIil), C. A. SUJUT. 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