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A Cigar Dealer Skips

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Soiaething over a year ago John J. Praset carne to Ann Arbor a stranger, with a woman who waR supposed to be bis wife. He opened a cigar factory and store on E. Ann st. Later be added to it a shooting gallery. He had a fine stook of pipes and sinokers' articles and made a brand of hand made stogies which soon beeame quite popular. He was also popular himself and by his obliging manners worked np a very good business. On Friday, Sept. 10, his wife left the store in the morning and going down to the river tbrew herself in and drowned berself. At the coroners' inquest a verdict in accordance with the facts presented was rendered. Fraser loadly moarned the wife thns snddenly taken from him and was for a time apparently inconsolable. When colllege opened he commenced attending lectures in the homeopathie department with the intention of becoming a doctor. He said he had a bard time to get aloug and gave Dr. H. J. Barke a mortgage on his stock to secure the rent of the store, which amoutited to $165. Some weeks ago Marshal Sweet reoeived a letter frorn Robert Fraser, of Nortb Adarns, Mass., asking him if a man uamed Jobn H. Fraser was in Ann Arbor keeping a restauarĂ¼t and cigar store. This eiiquiry was answered by the marshal stating that Johu H. Fraser kept a oigar store. A subsequent letter from young Fraser enclosed a pioture of John H. Fraser and oonveyed tbe information that the lat ter had deserted bis wife and son (the writer of the letter) over a year ago and taken with him in his fligbt a woman named Dodds, who left behind a husband and a daughter 9 years old. This was the woamn who was thought to be Fraser's wife and who drowned herself as above stated. It is snpposed that Jobn H Fraser Kot wind in gome way of these letters, as on Friday night of last week he picked np bis belongings and left Ann Arbor for fresh fields and pastures new. It is also believed that he was accompanied by a woman named Kobinson whose home is in Detroit, but who bas been working in thia city for some time.


Ann Arbor Argus
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