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No Crime To Present Bill

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Detective Hugh Kane.ot' the Detroit pólice forcé. was in the city Wednesday ,o recover a ladies' gold watch stolen i h Detroit Aug. 29 froin Miss M. Geraude Leland. The sum of $5 íad been borrowed ou it inAnn Arbor ou Aug. 30. The tliief imrnediately went back to Detroit, and was shortly afterwards. He ís a bright-looking colored man, about 25 years oíd, wbo gave his name as Henry Williams in Detroit and as Henry Smith in Ann Arbor. The watch was located by a ticket he had on his person when arrested. He was working a smooth game, which may be best described by telling; the circumstances of the theft. He had walked in the front door of Mr. Leland's house in the daytime, and right upstairs, meeting no one. The watch was lying on a dresser at the head of the stairs. He pocketed it and started down staivs witta a letter in his hand. He was met by a lady and said to her: "I was sent here with a letter for you." She took the letter, tore it open and found a note asking her to pay the beaver the amount of the bilí a Detroit business house had against her. She turned the letter over and said that the name to whorn it was addressed was not hers. "Why, this letter is not for me." Said Williams, "What did you open it for, then?" He started away, but the lady, suspecting something, called to her daughter to telephoae for a policeman. Williams, who was going out, turned and said: "Why, that's all right. It's no crime to present anybody with a bil!, is it?"