December 3, 1907

Police Captain Snyder Said Pulliam Rarely
Missed a Month in Two Decades
Without Getting a Sentence --
His Wife With Him Nearly Always.

Twenty years on the rockpile! That is the record, with the exception of a few days of liberty between each arrest, of Harvey Pulliam, who died yesterday morning of alcoholism in the rear of 200 Broadway. Pulliam lived in Kansas City, Kas., and most of his experiences were with the Kansas City, Kas., police. His police record began thirty-two years ago, when he was 10 years old.

"In twenty years at least once every month Harvey appeared in police court," said Captain U. G. Snyder, of the Kansas City, Kas., police court. "Drunkenness was the charge nearly always. There were no redeeming features to Pulliam's acts. When out of jail he stole and drank whiskey; when on the rockpile he planned escape. Three weeks ago he was sentenced to 100 days and he escaped a week ago while breaking rock near the police station."

Policeman told of the life Pulliam had spent in giving other persons trouble. He was born in Kansas City, Kas., forty-two years ago. At the age of 21 Pulliam was as strong as two ordinary men. He was vicious and always fought when an attempt was made to arrest him. Many times six policemen were required to take him to the station. In later years the constant use of intoxicants had weakened him. Then he used his cunning against the brawn of the policemen.

Pulliam's wife always was with him. Many times when he was in police court his wife was there also on a similar charge. In June of this year Mrs. Pulliam attempted suicide by jumping from the Ohio avenue bridge into the Kaw river. Pulliam sprang after her. If an officer had not waded in and seized them both would have drowned.