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Description: Robbers Missed Big Booty - Driven Off by Cashier

Date: July 6 1899

Newspaper published in: Gurley, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 5

Detected While Attempting to Loot a
Bank at Wilmington, Ill., and Driven Off.
Joliet, Ill, July 1.A bold attempt to loot the First national bank, at Wilmington, Ill., was made at an early hour. Five robbers were concerned in the raid. They had effected an entrance to the bank, when Cashier James Whittier, who lives opposite, was aroused. He went to investigate, and the robbers on watch ordered him back. Whitten returned to his house, and securing a rifle, opened fire. The robbers returned the fire and then fled. No one was hurt. The vault of the bank contained between $60,000 and $70,000.
[Transcription note: This is an exact copy including the differing names of Whittier and Whitten.]

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