SAFE ROBBERS FRIGHTENED.
Explosion of Dynamite Cap Awakens Woman, Who Opens Window.
The explosion of a dynamite cap placed on the combination head of a safe in the office of the George W. Miller Commission Company, 509 North Sixth street, Kansas City, Kas., at 5 o'clock yesterday morning awakened Miss A. Pickerell, who resides across the street. Donning a dressing gown she opened her bedroom window. The noise attracted the attention of three young men in the commission firm's office, who escaped. Miss Pickerell notified the police at headquarters three blocks away.
A pane of glass in the front door of the office was broken in gaining entrance. Finger prints on the bits of broken glass form the only clue the police have to the safe crackers. Chief of Detectives Thomas Fleming said yesterday the job was that of novices. A heavy sledge hammer and several chisels were found lying on the office floor. The safe was not wrecked. It contained about $300, mostly in checks, Mr. Miller said.