I came upon another criminal accused of being in league with Soapy Smith and his infamous Soap Gang.
MEMBER OF THE "SOAPY"
SMITH GANG UNDER ARREST.
Victoria Officials Take Him Into
Custody on a Charge of Safebreaking
VICTORIA, B. C., March 15.- John Lee Kirk, said to have been a member of the "Soapy" Smith gang, which terrorized Skagway in 1897, was arrested here today at the instance of United States Deputy Marshal Cody who left San Francisco to-day for Victoria to take charge of Kirk. He is wanted for safebreaking at Nome. An effort is being made by a local lawyer to secure his release by habeas corpus proceedings.
San Francisco Call, March 16, 1905.