Little Rock, Arkansas
19 April 1891
The Plateau Hotel Guests Worked For $8,000
Special to the Arkansas Gazette.
HOT SPRINGS, April 18. Thieves went through the Plateau Hotel last night, securing about $8,000 in money and diamonds, Judge A.M. Duffie, of this city, and that well-known mysterious individual, Dr. Frank Francis Tumblety, being the victims. The thieves secured a gold watch and a considerable sum of money from Judge Duffie, and $2,000 in cash and diamonds valued between $5,000 and $7,000 from Dr. Tumblety. It was well known that Dr. Tumblety had the money and valuables and carried them on his person, besides valuable papers. No clue to the identity of the thieves.