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TWO LETTERS FROM BOY
DEMANDING $35,000 CASH
Here l» .the first letter received by Follow the Instructions exactly ns
Asa G. Candler from the boy who th e yju^e given or you will never awake
thought he could trick the capitalist " “
Into giving him a small fortune:
Mr. Asa G. Candler, Atlanta, Qa.
Dear Sir—We are asking you to
please put thirty-five thousand ($35,-
000.00) dollars under the steps of. the
pastor’s study of tlio Inman Park Meth
odist church on Monday night, April
6th. '09. v . \
Don't let any one see you put It there,
nor fall to place the ABOVE SUM
mentioned, at the place above named,
at THE PERIL OF TOUR LIFE.
Let no one know of this, or you and
your family will meet a horrible
DEATH at our hands.
Put the asked-for sum at the place
mentioned on the night mentioned, and
never go back to this place to look for
the money and your life will be
SPARED. Tell no one about It, and
all will be well. BUT If you fail to
put the sum at the place, you alone
shall meet DEATH. Tell any one- of
It. and you and your house—that Is,
all that live with you—shall meet the
most horrible DEATH at our hands.
Pony up w(th the sum and keep your
face closed about It and all will be well.
Fall to put the sum there or blab It
and hell will be to pay, nothing more
nor less than death.
It would be well to place it there late
In the a&ernoon or early In the night
In this world to see the morning of
Tuesday, April 6th, '09.
Second Letter from the Boy.
Here Is the second letter received by
Mr. Asa G. Candler, Atlanta, Ga.
Dear. Sir—Several dayi ago we sent
you a note asking you to place $35,000
at a certain place. I am now sending
you this note JUst to remind you of the
other. Please put the ’’asked-foy sum
In as small package as possible, and
put It at the place named InAtur former
note. Just slide In close up to the side
of the steps, or put It under them &
then "(23)” as hard as you can.
Place the sum there before 9 p. m,
and hike at fulLspeed and don't return.
Once again I remind you that failure
of putting the sum there' means death
to you and putting any one to watch
or telling any one of U you and your
family will meet death at our hands.
Monday, April 5th, Is the time we
asked you to place the am't there.
Do not fall or you will be blown to
‘‘kingdom come" before day Tuesday,
chnrltnhle as feeding Ice cresm to a wax
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Warranty, G«„ April 7.—Fire, which
broke out In the residence of C. W.
Cason at 10 o’clock last night, destroyed
the county ^court house, the Harper
Hotel, the residence of W. L. Wicker
and the offices of Dr. R. J. Lockett.
Conservative estimates put the loss
at more than the $60,000 mark. The
court house cost more than $15,000, It
Is stated, while the loss at the Harper
Hotel Is probably even larger. The loss
at The Clipper office Is estimated at
The fire was discovered In the kltch
en of the Cason home. It had gained
considerable headway and, fanned by
stiff breese. spread rapidly. The tw
buildings between the Cason residence
and the court house were soon
strayed and the county building Itself
After the court house the offices of
The Warrenton (flipper became Ig
nited and burned rapidly. The lose here
was extremely heavy as was the case
In the Harper Hotei, which Is com
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Twenty Sailors Missing.
London, April 7.—According to a ca
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Chattanooga, Tenn., April 7.—The
city of Chattanooga has thrown
open to the public the.rebuilt McCal-
lte-avc. This thoroughfare Is one of
the principal residence streets In Chat
tanooga, and (■ the most direct route
from, the city to Mission ridge. It has
recently been reconstructed at a cost
of $15,000. ,
All Mitchell-st. merchants
invite you to attend the
Saturday night concerts con
ducted by The Georgian.
Mother Names Triplets,
Rome, Ge., April 7.—On Tuesday
morning Mrs. W. T. Cobb, who lives at
Gore, Ga., gave birth to three children,
two boys and one girl. Mrs. Cobb died
shortly after the birth of the last child.
Her last act was the naming of the
children. The names they bear are
Willie, Ernest and Lucy. Each one Is
perfectly healthy and weighs about
Mrs. Cobb was $7 years of age and
was the mother of ten other healthy,
strong children, the oldest being 19.
Mrs. Cobb was burled on Wednesday
morning in the Presbyterian cemetery
Three line lions, shot hr Captain Geof-
frt’v Buxton, In Rnit Africa, hare Just
In-en placed In the ■'untie museum. All
three brants were shot within fifteen min-
ntes. and wlteu Mrs. Hinton arrived at the
spot twenty minute* after her litiKlininrs
M'ttlua out she found litui regarding the
three Insjles.— Loudon Mall. *
Passengers in Panic.
Cubana Is Badly
Nnw York, April 7.—Passengers on
the steamer Havana were thrown into
a panic this morning when the Havana,
after leaving quarantine for her dock*
rammed the big Munson lino freighter,
Cubana, damagii% her so that she had
to be beached off the Staten Island
shore. The damage to the Cubana Is
about the stern. Her rudder was
kxlocked out of commission and w*ater
was let Into her farthest aft compart
ment. It is expected that she will have
to be docked for repairs.
The crew of the Havana promptly
reassured the frightened passengers
and after a short watt the ship proceed
ed to her pier.
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WillAsk Judge to Dis
miss the Indict
Lyons, N. Y„ April 7.—The lawyers
for Georgia Allyn Sampson In her trial
for the - murder of her husband made the
startling announcement today that no
defense would be made In the prisoner’s
behalf. The lawyers declare that the
prosecution has presented euch a weak
case that a defense Is unnecessary.
George Tlnktepaugh, Mrs. Sampson’s
chief counsel, summed up his Inten
tions In this brief statement:
•T do not think It necessary to put In
any defense and we shall make a mo
tion to Justice Rich to dismiss the in
dictment after the state concludes Its
The state’s case Is so weak I believe
It will tumble to pieces.
"They have thus far failed to estab
lish any motive for murder on the part
of Mrs. Sampson, and, from their own
witnesses, we will show that Harry
Sampson declared that he would rather
e than live with his wife any longer.”
From her bed of Illness Mrs. Frank
P. Allyn. mother of Mrs. Sampson, came
today to the court house to sit with her
daughter. The mother had hardly taken
her seut when she was called to the
Mrs. Allyn was very weak, and sev
eral times had to stop because of ex
haustion. SHF wept a great deal. too.
She told of the death of her son-in-law,
d evidently concealed nothing. She
told of the letter received the morning
of the tragedy, and said It was to her
dnughter from a man named George
Manson. Manson asked Mrs. Sampson
nftt him at Niagara Falls.
She also tnhl of the quarrel between
Sampson and his wife the night before
and the morning of the husband’s deatlk
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HITCHCOCK IS BETTER
— - -
Small Hope of His Recov
ery, However. .
Washington, April 7,—The condition
of former Secretary of the Interior
Ethan Allen Hitchcock Is slightly Im
proved this morning, altho the attend-
ng physicians hold out no hopes of
recovery. Mr. Hitchcock passed a rest
Former Representative Joseph W.
Babcock, of Michigan, was much Im
proved this morning. His physicians
jelleve he will recover. N
CANDLER WON’T PUSH
CASE AGAINST BOY
Continued from Pago Three.
Federal District Attorney.Carter Tnte
es to proceeding toward an Indictment
by the federal grand Jury.
Penalties in Two Courts.
The penalty for use of the malls with
Intent to defraud.la a maximum fine of
$600 or a maximum term of Imprison
ment of 18 months, or both, at the dis
cretion of the court This Is for each
If the case Is made In the state
court. It will come under section 117
if the Criminal code of Georgia:
Threatening Letters.—tf any person
shall knowingly send or deliver any K>t-
r or writing, threaten, with Intent to
tort money, goods, chattels or other
valuable thing, • • ® to malm,
wound, kill or murder such person or
any member of his family • • • he
shall be punished by Imprisonment and
labor In the penitentiary for uny time
not less than two years nor longer than
It would be possible to Indict and
convict In both the federal and the statj
court tor a proved offense of this char
acter. tho the sentence first Imposed
would have to be served or carried out
before trial could be held In the other
It Wes Childish Plot.
He read the dime novels and the
nickel ones. too. did Daniel W. Johnson,
Mothers, think of it! You can give
your baby Castor Oil In its bottle by
Is pure CASTOR OIL IN POWDER.
Absolutely odorless and tasteless.
Prescribed by leading physicians.
At all reliable druggists.
young ntnn who lived at Inman Park,
end It all looked so easy and so sim
Wednesday Daniel W. Johnson, Jr„
Is a member of the motley crew behind
tho bins at the police station and
await* Indictment by the state author
ities and by the federal grand Jury for
trying, by Black Hand methods, to ee
cure $35,000 from Asa G. Candler, At
lanta’s weajthlest citizen.
Everywhere In the crude but bold
attempt to hold up the prominent At
lantan there is the Indubitable touch of
Inexperience and youthful Irrespon
sibility, but the plot was bold, the ex
ecution daring, the capture easy and
the confession nothing short «f pitia
Young Jultnaon was a member of Mr.
Candler's Sunday school class at In
man Park, where he designated the
$35,000 should be placed under the
threat that If he failed “you alone shall
"Tell any one of It," he wrote, "and
you and your house—that Is, tall that
live with you—shall meet the molt hor
rible death at our hands.”
Two “Blsck Hand” Letters.
The first Black Hand letter—there
were two—was received by Mr. Can
dler Friday. It was printed by hand
In large letters and was addressed to
Mr. Candler at his office at 179 Edge-
wood-ave. With Its dire threats, nat
urally It alarmed Mr. Candler end the
letter was turned over Immedaltely to
Inspector Sutton of the government
■ From the receiving of that first letter
on, every move made by the young man
who had sailed-out on the perilous sea
of the Black Hands showed the touch
of an amateur and the working of n
The first letter asked that the $35,000
be placed under the steps of the pas
tor's study of the Inman Park Metho
dist church on Monday night, April 5.
The letter closed with the warning,
Follow the Instructions exactly as they
are given or you will never awake In
this world to see the morning of Tues
day, April 6. 1909.'
luring sight Of $35,000 to a youth's Im
agination rather bedimmed his sense
of the fitness of things.
So Johnson wrote another letter to
Mr. Candler Just to remind him of the
first one—that's all. Thr* second letter
was received Monday morning. Mi
Candler tipped off the* detective de
partnient, and later In the morning
startled the clerks and tellers of his
bank by sending In his personal check
for $35,000 to be cashed.
The packet with $35,000 was placed
under the steps as directed, before
Monday night at 9 o'clock. Four de
tectlvee were stationed Inside the
chtlrch to see that the packet was un
molested, while other men guarded Mr.
Candler’s home snd the homes of the
tembenr of his family.
Didn't Visit the Trap,
But It must have been dark Monday
night, and chllhood Is nfrald of the
did not go out after the money,
didn't even hang around to see I
was placed there.
J. D. Barton Sc Co. Frccent
“Through Death Valley"
No Performance Good Friday
,i II MATINEE AND NIGHT TODAY |\
Lawrence Crane A Co.
lyiini I Meya-i, and olhct
I |NO PERFORMANCES FRIDAY
He Read Dime Novels.
The wording of this last paragraph
was token from some nickel or dime
novel—and young Johnson, In his cell
at prison, says he read them all the
time—and these things looked so sim
ple. so easy! «
Getting off with that first letter with
out being caught seemed to have en
couraged the young fellow. Here was
fun and excitement, too—and the al-
your endeavors. Place your
advertising in '
in states, cities or towns
where your trade needs help,
where your distribution is
perfected, or where a sales
campaign could best be under
taken. Select the papers
which appeal to the class you
wish to reach. NO WASTE.
NO LOST MOTION.
For details apply to any
Daily Newspaper ,any respon
sible advertising agency, or
Secretary, The Six Point
League, Tribune Bldg., New
Insist on Dailies
quiet in Inman Park—barring, perhaps,
the dream* and the wakeful tossings of
young Daniel W. Johnson, Jr., xvho had
been rending the dime novels.
Telephoned From Home.
Still, the fact remained that young
Johnson had written two Black Hand
letter* and hadn’t been caught yet. And
every time he wrote another letter and
made another move without being
caught, the more experienced he be
came and the more bold. So Tuesday
afternoon ho was emboldened to tele
phone Mr. Candler at his private office
In the Coca-Cola building.
The fact that Mr. Candler knew this
member of his Sunday school class end
knew his voice—that Mr. Candler had
known him from the cradle—did not
seem to occur to the young man. Mr.
Candler recognised the voice as soon as
the conversation began.
"You didn't put the money there as I
told you," the voice said.
Upon being told that he had, John
son hung up the receiver. At least, now
he had the satlefactlon of knowing that
the packet had been there. He seemed
to have forgotten, however, that he had
threatened If the money were not
placed there, that Mr. Candler would
not awake to see Tuesday morning.
An hour later young Johnson called
again, nnd said he must have the money
that day. Mr. Candler said the bank
was closed. Then he asked for $15,000
that day and the other later. Mr. Can
dler told him to call again In a tew
minutes. He consented.
Up Against Brains,
It woe an easy matter to have detec
tives sent to the office In the meantime
and to notify “Central" to keep tnb on
the number of the phone, which would
be connected with his In a few mlnutea.
Eaay and very simple—except to young
Johnson, who had last sight of the fact
that while his poor little brain was
working on one side, the big brain of a
big man tjvho mode millions was at
work on the other.
Johnson called, and Mr. Candler and
the officers were all connected at the
same time. ' Mr. Candlert notified the
young man, whose voice he now felt
assured was that of his Sunday school
pupil, that he hod only Tl.OOO at fhe
time, and the youth aahl "that would
help." He told Mr. Candler to bring It
out In a package and drop It on the
east side of Moreland-ave., "between
Annabel-st. and.Mr. Shale's new house.”
Mr. Candler agreed.
learned that Mr. Candler’s phone naa
connected with Ivy 2494.
The young man, who had been read
ing the cheap novels, had called up
from his own home!
The Trap Is Set,
Mr. Candler folded a number of tissue
paper dollies Into the size of a package
of money, wrapped them In a handker- :
chief, and enciosed all In an envelope.
He went out with Detectives Lockhart |
nnd Coker, each of whom got oft at dlf- j
Mr. Candler dropped the package at
the appointed place, and, ns If tho
young man had not already given him
self away by talking and by his phono :
number, ho came riding up on a mulo
anil spoke to .Mr. Candler. '
Mr. Candler went- on. Tho young
man circled around the package for
several hour*, the detectives closing in
on him and malting the capture.
At first Johnson denied his guilt, but
when he canto face to face with tho
man whose life nnd the’ life of whose
family he had threatened, the thrillers
which had held him enthralled dropped
from his mind.
For the moment, the dreadful se
riousness of tho offense he had com
mitted loomed up big and black before
"My boy! My boy!" exclaimed Mr, J
Candler, hla voice ringing with sadness
Breaks Down .and Telle,
It woe too much. And the young
man, caught, confessed—confessed like
the youth that he la!
He said once that three men had
made him do It, but later he said this
was not so.
And now he la awaiting trial on the .
state charge of blackmail, punishable
by Imprisonment front one to ten years,
nnd on tho Federal charge of using the
malls to defraud, punishable by Im
prisonment from twelve to eighteen
He had read the dime novels nnd the
nickel ones, too—had tills- Daniel IV.
Johnson, Jr., bright-eyed, dear-con
ptexlonod, end Just IS!
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