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04 20       Last Saturday afternoon a young man, a stranger in these parts, entered the hardware store of Wm. Weber & Co. and represented that he wanted to buy a bicycle.  He picked out the wheel he wanted and asked if he could try it before completing the bargain to buy.  He was granted permission, mounted the wheel and rode east.  He did not return within a reasonable time, and Mr. Weber notified the police.  Chiefs Block informed the law officers of the surrounding towns and then went to the Junction accompanied by Oscar Weber, and got on a freight train going east, the train men of which agreed to slow up the train if anyone riding a wheel was seen on the track ahead.  When the train got about two miles this side of Oconomowoc the engineer saw two men on the track, one of whom had a wheel; the train was slowed up and Messrs. Block and Weber got off, and found the fellow with the wheel was the one wanted.  He gave his name as Harry Barnes and was brought back to this city and placed in jail.  Monday morning he was taken before Justice Stacy, District Attorney Rogers being present and prosecuting.  He was bound over to the circuit court for trial, his bonds being placed at $300.  Not being able to furnish bail, he was taken to the county jail.   WG


Weber Hardware Store

204-206 E Main, William Weber






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