Clipped From The Cincinnati Enquirer
DANGLING In Elevator Shaft of a Ransacked Building Police Saw Han's Legs Walter and Companions Held. For over an hour a squad of officers from the Second Police District, under the lead ership Of Lieutenant Gibbons. ..searched through the deserted rooms and dark halls of the Missouri Building, at T13-T15 T13-T15 T13-T15 Syca-bard Syca-bard more atreet, yesterday afternoon, in search of a band of thIeve, who had Katnel en- en- trance to the place. Members of the Seventh and Sycamore atreets Are companies were sitting ln front of the engine house shortly after 2 o'clock wnen tney tnougnt tney neara an explosion rfiBtain rnnnellv. nf ltnr.W 7 led a detail wander-jof men and they found Inat entrance had ben secured to the Missouri Building. In netting into the place the thieves accldent- accldent- ally dropped a piece of gmlvanlxed iron. which noise the firemen heard. Captain Connelly notified the police and the detail responded ln a patrol wagon. The first one of the quartet arrested was George Cowen, aged 31, a waiter, living at 522 Sycamore atreet. He was foun- foun- hanging hanging ln the elevator ahaft from the first floor. The officers, ln searching the base- base- ment. saw his feet above the elevator cable drum and quickly landed him. Joseph Bel d . f ., E t g....,,.!, .treet j tn , n the rhirri flnnr His pockets were full of pencils, files and other office stationary, which he had stolen from one of the offices. The other prisoners registered as Earl Edwards, aged IT, of 213 East Seventh street, and John Delaney, aged DO, of 1XM Pendleton street. All of the men are held at headquarters on suspicion. After making the arrests the officers found that the entire building had been ransacked. Chairs and furniture were overturned ln the various offices, plainly showing that a search had been made for valuables. Besides Lieutenant Gibbons, the officers participating ln tne capture! were Patrol men Vogel, Gerwe. Trinkler and Tuerck. t claimed by the police that Delaney has quite an extensive police record.