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Arrested For Larceny

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John A. Foster, a young man about twenty-four years of age, from Auburn, N. Y., and a sUdent in the senior law class of the University, is lying in the county jail awaiting trial for entering the residence of Nelson Sutherland, at 58 S. División street, with intent to commit larceny. Mr. Sutherland rents a suit of rooms to a dental student named Lieuty. About noon, last Tuesday, Mr. Lieuty, who was lying on his bed in the back room of his apartments, thought he heard some one moving around in his sitting room. He looked through the open door and saw a stranger appropriating some articles that were lying about the room. Securing a forminable horse pistol belonging to Mr. Sutherland, he stood guard over the intruder until Mrs. Sutherland appeared. She was sent to find her husband, the prisoner meanwhile begging piteously to be allowed to escape before theowner of the house appeared on the scène. Hisprayers were in vain, however, for he was lodged in jail and a complaint made before Justice Pond. Wednesday morning he waived examination in the justice court and was bound over for trial in the circuit court and bail was fixed in the suro of Í500, which he failed to secure. Foster has been in the city about a year and a half and has lived at various places, among which is Mrs. Shaw's house on N. State street. Since last September he has made tiis home with M. S. White who iives about a mile and a half east of the city. To an Argus reporter Mr. White stated that Foster was one of the most industrious boys, he ever had about his place. He worked for his board and walked into the city every day to attend his classes in which he was said to have a good record. He had no bad habits and always spent his evenings at home. Mr. White frequently noticed that his boarder was subject to fits of glumness during which he was not responsible for his own actions. When under such a spell he was quick to carry out whatever idea his brain might conceive. Only [a few weeks ago, he spent a part of his hard-earned savings to buyanumber of books that Mrs. White happened to mention. Acting under the advice of some friends he cónsulted a physician in the city, who advised him to do very little study as his brain could not bear the strain of steady work. Nothing has been missed by Mr. Lieuty, except an old necktie, which was found in the prisoner's possession. When asked at his examination what had caused him to go into the Sutherland residence, Foster replied that he had been in the habit of visiting a young man who had lived there the year before. Later he said that he desired to procure a piece of old silk for a young lady who was making a crazy quilt. Mr. White was in the city early Wednesday morning to render assistance to his unfortunate boarder but the latter refused to ask him to go on his bond, adding "there's no use of my getting bail." Foster was to have graduated with this years' law class but his present unlucky predicamentwill probablyinterfere with his plans. All in all, it is a very singular case. He advertised: "Send ten cents and learn how to find the day of the month without a calendar." Ten cents was sent and the instructionwasgiven. "Find out the date of the day bef ore yesterday and add two."