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August 8, 1935

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AUGUST 8, 1935 public t~dger Man Who Cut the Wires Years ago Pittsburgh was Wr(ulghl tip over the robbery hehmging to the L'niun I~x. lUldl'(i thoHsItnd dollars was tile ret'epttlc]e, and no one it had b:,en done fo came into the Union sta- USual nHinner, b)clied and and was conveyed to the ef- te c(Unpany in the custody of ;erl, ~e niessellger, who was sup- be in charge of the valuable could not lie foun(l. however, gave a clew up- the auttiorities were able to investigation. s Purhmg. (me of the ablest detectives in the United D.S pat Ul)On the ease, and q(~estion he asked was the t t he messenger who had the safe when It left the of the line. easily answered. The man I~lnghanJ, not only a reli- dYee, but a brother of the adent of the express com- t~ingham ', said Furlmo g, ~ found very readily at his I Was just as much aston- hear of the robbery as the ad been. was able to give Furlong 'fieant information. that he had received a tele. day before from his brother, ingham, which directed him )ut for the new messenger, rooks.,, egram added : aim at Templeton, en route. r cash and valuables to him receipt for same. Then re- ~Perlntendent at Parkesburg, glve you further orders.'' tee to orders was lngrkined lingham, and lie did exactly Was told to do in the tele- Spicion that anything was ~Ver occurred to him. an in the service were used shifted at short notice. not find tim superintendent l,y_gr_amw|e to ch "as a forgery. ~e Furlong made Ills decision ['Ie determined to go to Tem- ~et the lay of the land. e was walking around the came across a little girl, a k)g. taro conversathm with the She remarked that he was rst Stranger that had been ,the last two days. ed further, she said another been there and had torn a Paper into little bits and tera behind the station. good fortune Furlong found of paper. He got down on and knees and gathered after that he went into the by the use of mucilage sheet, managed to paste ~r. ~lt was a blank check on a was not all. While Fur- doing his Sherlock Holmes a little pocket telegraph it meant nothing. with other things it hastened to Carlisle. PAGE FIVE wbere he conthmed lii~ inqtliries. He tqHietl to the station agent and wanted to know if there was a tele~ gr'lph operaPor ill town. There was one by tim narne of Ma- cauley and only a few days before he ha(I been inquiring where he was likely to obtain a small ilist,U,tlent. In less tlmn a week Furlong had reconstructed the whtde aft:fir. Mae:mley. a shiftless character, needed nloney. He conceived tile idea of robbing the PX1)I'PSS conipflny. Getting his telegraI)h instrument and ascertaining the name of the mes- sen;:er wire wouhl be on duty with the s~tfe of v,ll,lahles, lie had gone to a lonely Sl)Ot in the wood near Kit- tanning. He cut the wire and connected it with his l),wket instrmnent. He sent the telegram to Bingham, met him at the appointed place and then proceeded with the safe to Pitts. burgh. Having been given the keys, he opened tile safe en route and rifled it of the v'lnables. Then he locked tt and accompanied it to the Smoky city and saw it loaded on the express wagon and started on its destination, duly guarded. Before reaching the office he slipped away and disappeared with the loot. The searct+ for him went almost around the world, and he died before being brought to trial. SOUTH HOPES TO WIN SPELLING BEE CONTEST It's S,)uthcr, Califl)rnia's turn to win the aduh spelling bee c(~ntest at the Calif~,rnia State 17air. aml sc~)res cJ weird-jugglers have started spar- ring with lhe (hcrlonary in an eff,rt t,, win tlle $1011 prize an(l g(lid :nedal which go t(.) the winner. Spellers in the north, tv.,wc\'cr, hot~e to, break the streak of hick which has made the award alternate annually be- tween the two sections of the state. It was "kimonC' which tril)l)ed up the nt)rth two years agx~ and brought tile prize to Ardath Atkinson of Los Angles, who had hitch-hiked to Sac- rament() for the battle. But "chanticleer" and "cachinna- tion" were the hurdles which Robert Kitching, Turlock farm boy, juml)ed last year to bring the award north af- ter a long tussle with Eleanor .\I. Chalmers, San Bernardino s c h o ol teacher. The contest will be held on Tuesday, September 3. t'rizes of $75 and $5(t go to the second and third winners respectively. No spelling contests will be held this year for elementary and high school students. ----' : O :-------- Great Change "'I'm glad to find you as you arc.," said the old friend. "Your great wealth hasn't changed yon." "Well, " replied the candid million- aire, "it has changed me in one thing. 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