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Wanted To Sell Too Cheap

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Early on Friday morning last a man drove into town, with a span of mares hitched to a wagon which had on it a large load of first class wool. He offered to sell the wool to Mack & Co., ant the low price he asked for it and the conflicting stories he told about where he got the wool aroused Walter Mack's suspicions who told the man he must get someone to identify him before he save him a check. This the man said be could not do and went out of the store, when Mr. Mack reported the matter to the sheriff. At first the man stated that he came from Wayne, then he changed off and declared that he came from a farm north of Ypsilanti, which would make it near Ann Arbor, but when questioned he did not know the names of any of the farmers in that neighborhood. When he found that he was suspected the man cleared out leaving horses, wagon and wool behind him. Deputy sheriffs were sent out in all directions as soon as the sheriff was told of the circumstance, but failed to find the man although they were able to trace his progress to Ann Arbor clear into Oakland county. On Sunday Clayton McKinney, a farmer from Wall Lake, Oakland county, came to Ann Arbor and identified as his property the horses and wagon which bad been in the sheriff 's possession since Friday, but he knew nothing about the wool. Later word was received that the wool was stolen near Milford. Up to the present time however, the man has not been found who did this job of thieving.