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Bressier Arrested

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Day
16
Month
November
Year
1888
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Public Domain
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About tliree years ago A.L. Bressier, son of the Detroit millionaire, went to Germaay for pleasure and to study the army. Prior to his trip he attended the law school at Ann Arbor and dabbled somewhat in journalism both in Ann Arbor and Detroit. He took with him abroad a letter of introduction to United States Minister Pendleton at Berlín, and also a letter from the secretary of war, attesting that Bressier was interestal in army matters. White in Ann Arbor he joined the state militia and was elected a second heutenant in Co. A. He procured two or three uniforma of his rank and word came back that he was cutting quite a swath in Germán army circlea with his fine military dollies and bearing, the generous display of wealth, and the leiters he had with him from prominent government officials and eitizens of tne United States. lt was understood in Detroit that Mr. Bressier, sr., allo wed his sou $200 a month for the expenses of his foreign trip; siso that young Bressier was engaged in writing a book on military affairs. The report from Munich that he has been arrested there for making f alse representations and neglecting to pay divers bilis is a great surprise, not only to the members of his familv. but all bis acquaintances, and turthermore the charge is not believed. Certainly the story about him having resorted to doubtful methods to "raise the wind" should be taken with very much allowance, considenng the total absence of any necessity on his part, so far as known, to do anything of the sort. lf his allowance of $200 per month was insufflcient for any purpose he could easily haveobtained an increase for the asking, his indulgent father never having retused any reasonable request. During Mr. Bresaler's absence he has been in continued commumcation with his people here. His letters have contained rather glowing accounts of the way he was being liouized, and in proof of this a large number of iuvitations received by him from nobles and other big bugs have been sent home for his folks to see. C. ï. Bressier, the father, sailed for Germany last week, is now on the ocean, and has not jet leained of his son's predicament.- Detroit Journal. The statement that Bressier was a Lieut. in Co. A Is uutrue. He had au itching for military honor but did not attain them. He was in the University for six years.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News