"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star."
With a portrait of the notorious Jim Cummings and illustrations of scenes connected with the great robbery. In the rear room of a small frame building, the front of which was occupied as a coal office, located on West Lake street, Chicago, three men were seated around a square pine table. [mehr][weniger]
Jim Cummings, or The Great Adams Express Robbery, by Frank Pinkerton, was originally published in 1887 as part of The Pinkerton Detective Series. The story relates how a robber, assuming the identity of the famous outlaw Jim Cummings, robs the Adams Express rail shipment of $100,000, and how William Pinkerton, son of the famous Allan Pinkerton, who began the infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, supervised the team of Pinkerton Detectives who went to extraordinary means to identify and capture the three robbers, and recover most of the stolen money. [mehr][weniger]
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