News: Local Tidbits 12-29-1881
Contact: Vickie

----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 12-29-1881

The Black River Falls Independent says of Frank Garland, who was brought to this place and landed in jail by an officer from the town of Thorp, last week: "Three or four weeks ago Mr. pat Gorman, one of Mr. Price’s foremen, hired some men here to go into the woods, and among them one Frank Garland, who worked until Sunday afternoon, the 18th inst., when he suddenly skipped out without bidding his companions good-bye Mr. Gorham had been absent at Withee station during the day, and on his return, finding Garland gone, he examined his truck and found his pocketbook, containing $140, was missing. He started out and soon got on Garland’s track, which he followed to Boyd’s station, two and one-jail miles from Edson Center, in Chippewa county, which he reached Monday morning, where he espied Garland, and with the aid of two or three men, pursued Garland, who took to the woods and ran nearly four miles before he was captured. When taken, no money was found on his person, but on examining the track he had taken, and about forty rods from the place of his capture, the pocket book was found on a basswood stump with all the money except a half dollar, which Garland has spent for his breakfast. Garland said that he made several successful hauls in past years and that his was the time fortune failed to smile upon him."



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