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Captured Three Thieves

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From the Daily Courier. On Sunday last the man who lives upon the farm owned by John F. Lawrence some three miles south of the city, went upon 'a straw stack in the barnyard of that place, to pitch down some straw. He had thrown down a few forkfulls only, when he uncovered several sacks of goods consisting of hankerchiefs, stockings combs, shears, towels, napkins, pipes, and a variety of other things. The goods look as if they might have been taken from a bazaar stock. The man at once came to the city and reported his find to Mr. Lawrence, who notified Sheriff Judson and Prosecuting Attorney Randall. These gentlemen concluded to take possession of the goods, and then watch for the fellows who went after them. Accordingly Officers Ball, Huhn and Eldert secreted themselves at the barn and watched. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights went by, and no one came. Wednesday night, however, they were rewarded for their waiting. It was a bright and beautiful night and the officers were so situated that they could observe anyone approaching. It was all quiet until along toward half-past ten when four men approached, and proceeded to the stack where the goods had been secreted. They were allowed to go upon the stack and throw down one bundle of goods, when the officers emerged from their hiding places and ordered them to surrender, which three of them did very peaceably the fourth man making good his escape. They evidently recognized the fact that they were caught and it would be useless to resist. They gave their names as George Richie, Elmer Thompson and George Kelly. All three of these men were familiar with the jail. Kelly has been sent to jail here twice daring the past winter, once from Saline for larceny and again from Dexter for vagrancy. Richie came to the jail on a charge of breaking into a car on the T. & A. A. E. K. Thompson was in for vagrancy and claimed Grand Rapids as his home. There were nine sacks full of goods found, which consisted of almost everything sold in a bazaar. In one package of goods was a note book, written n Turkish. Not a scrap of anything else hardly. Another package contained a prize package envelope with this address upon it: "liatíe Saber, Toledo, O., 317 Oherry st.," in which'were maiiy ))apers and other envelopes. The theory of Mr. Kandall is that these goods may have been stolen frotn that man, and the varions papers, etc, tbat was in the envelope were taken and chucked into the bag in a burry along with the other articles. Ainoug other things was au unstamped letter addiessed to "Geo. Elias 32 Hill st., Cleveland Ohio-" Another addressed envelope was to: "Salem Bahara, 43 Columbia st., Fort Wayne, Ind, U. S. A." Still another to ".Mikel Holi y, No. 16 Jackson st., Waco, Texas." Tlicre lias been no store robbed about here that the oflicers know of, but Sheritf Judson will go to Toledo and Cleveland, to firid out if there be any clue in those directions. There bas been a surmise that these tcoodfl may have belonged to some i'uikLsh peddler who had disappoared sudilenly with assistance. The contenta of the note books are being translated, ind tliey muy perhaps tlirow souie light on the ïiuitter. . Tlie prisoners will be held as long aa tliere is nny hope of finding ont where the goods canie f rom .