Canada at War: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Jackpot

One bright morning last week two pick & shovel laborers turned up at the house of Ralph M. Wilby in Burnaby, B.C. While a Canadian Mountie stood guard, they dug up the whole backyard, then the sides, then the front yard. Then they started digging up the neighbors' yard.

After three days & nights, shovels clunked against three large cans, buried 3 ft. deep. Inside were Canadian and U.S. Government bonds worth some $129,000, another $95,000 in U.S. cash.

Ralph Wilby (alias Alexander Douglas Hume) directed the exhumation—from New York City's Tombs Prison. He had purloined $386,920 from the New York...

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