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Charley Ross

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Those who take au interest in the recovei-y of Charley Boss, and tbey are legión, -wiil loarn -with regret that "George," the mnlatto, who silddenly appeared in this city on Wednesday of last week, olaiming to be able to restore tlie missing boy to his parents, has as suddenly disappeared. "George" was last seen on Market street, below Third, on last Tuesday, on which occasion he was in contersfttion with Mr. Boss, and promised to again meet the latter next day. At that time Mr. Boss, either in his indiguant belief that the mulatto was trying to deceive him, or else tbrough his excitement and desire to get at the f uil possesion of what infonnation the man had, said: "If I but made the effort I could have you hung!" "George" shortly afterwards left, and has been seen no more since. It was rumored that orders had been glvon to the pólice to piek him up wherever found, but Lieut. Crout, who was a ked about the matter yesterday, states 'that no snch order has been given mau lie nu utsuiLi ui. Mr. Boss, it is said, is convinoed that the mulatto has seen Charley since the latter's abduction, aud this.fact alone made the bereaved father anxi&usto fully j test the man'n statements. These were never yery definite, èxcept in the one particular that he (the mulatto) had had charge of Oharley Soss for about nine months, and imows where he is now, and could get him if proper measures were taken. He did not seem very anxious to get money from Mr. Boss, whom he never asked for any, but simply said it would take about f orty dollars for himself and those who were to accompany him to make the trip to where the child is. ïhe general impression is that "George" shonld not have been left to come and go at nis own will and pleasiire. If he was a "beat" and his object was to make money, he deserved irnpnsonment for attempting to extort money, and if he reaily knew anything important of the whereabouts of Oharley Boss, he could have been convicted on his own statements of conceahnent of the child and imprisoned, as Westervelt has been. In either event imprisonment would probably soon have revealed his trne character, and if guilty of duplicity and attempted swindling he would well merit his punishment, while, if his statements were honest he would bo compelled to divulge his f uil information on the subject.


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