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Highway Robbers Bind A Man

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Three tramps turned into highway robbers ia Scio at about noon Saturday. They were walking along the railroad with Henry Schaffer, a peddler from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who was nearly out of money and concluded to beat his way towards home. The tramps seized him and robbed him of his silver watch and Í1.80 in money. They took his suspenders and bound his hands together and tied them to his body. They tied his feet together and gagged him with a couple of handkerchiefs and then wound thread around the handkerchiefs until they had exhausted a spool of it. They then threw the man into sorae hazel bushes and left him there. After a quarter of an hour Schaffer managed to loosen his feet, but was unable to get his hands Ioose. He crawled out of the brush heap and walked to Scio station, where his hands were loosened and the gag removed from his mouth. The officers were soon on the track of the tramps and on Sunday arrested the three tramps at Jerusalem. They had spent sixty cents but had the rest of the money and the silver watch. They claimed that Schaffer kept talking about what a good dinner he had had in Detroit, while they got nothing but dry bread while going through Scio. The tramps were taken before Justice Lehman, of Chelsea, and bound over to the circuit court. They gave their names as James Clark, Frank Cooper and John Rogers.


Ann Arbor Argus
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