News: The Clark Republican and Press 5-26-1898

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----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 5-26-1898

Sheriff Page went to Waupun Monday, and rearrested Henry Seigel, who that day stepped out of the penitentiary, having completed a fourteen months’ sentence for purloining cash out of Reitz & Haugen’s store prior to his conviction. He was rearrested on the charge of stealing clothing, etc., from the same firm during Sheriff Shelton’s term and his hearing will take place shortly. Sheriff Page has done some good detective work lately in ferreting out the guilty. He found that several grips and valises had been expressed from Merrillan to Dodgeville and Waukesha after the robbery here (this robbery occurring before Mr. Page became sheriff) and upon securing the goods found the Reitz & Haugen cost mark upon them. This is the third time Seigel has broken into Reitz & Haugen’s store and taken goods and money, and by the time he is through with Sheriff Page, he will mend his ways or else take to another climate.

Ernest Keihn, clerk for Balch& Tragsdorf, had a "thrilling" encounter with his pet cat the other day, and when the "smoke" cleared away, Ernest was the worse for wear. We are unable to give particulars. As our informer failed to state the why’s and wherefores but suppose Ernest can satisfy your curiosity.

While A. J. Bullard of Weston, was returning home last Monday from a business trip to this city he met with an accident which resulted in his being run over by his own rig and considerably bruised up. He had hitched his horse at the home of Robert McCalvey, west of town, and while talking, the horse became unruly, breaking away from the post and started home. Mr. Bullard caught the fills of the buggy, he being unable to catch the horse by the head owing to the bridle being broken, and in some manner was thrown to the ground and knocked insensible. No damage to the rig.



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