Ned & Henry Beghtel in Clearcreek township Huntington Dounty May 21 1888 page 3 Daily Democrat
A Bold Theft Sunday Ned Beghtel, son of Henry Beghtel, of Clearcreek township, drove to the city and bitched the horse to the rack at the Court House square. When he went to look after the animal about one o'clock it and the buggy were missing. He had seen It a half hour before. The officers were notified and began to make a search. Some person had seen a man, supposed to be Ed. Free!, drive the rig away and they immediately started after him.: He drove north from town, then eastwardly toward Zanesville and somewhere between that village and Roanoke left the rig. The horse was taken up by Mr. Chaney, who lives on the Mayne farm, and to - day was turned over to the owner. The man Freel, or whoever he may be, is still missing as is also an overcoat and a new hat which were In the buggy. . Marshal Rosebrough was told this morning that a rig hired from D.Welch's livery stable at Roanoke, was also missing, but this had not been verified.