C.J. Boyle tracks a horse theif.
TRACING A HORSETHIEF. John Crank Steals a Tnrnoat in Columbia County sad is Traced to Scrantou Officers on the Trail. About two weeks ago John Cronk arrived at the lumber town, Jamilson City, Columbia Columbia county, and engaged as a logger with the extensive lumber firm of Shoemaker & Co. He represented that he was from Newark, N. J., where he had been foreman in a shoe factory, but owing to dull times be had lost his position. Three days ago he was joined by a woman whom he said was his wife. On Thursday afternoon be called on John Search, with whom he had become acquainted acquainted and hired a horse and buggy for the purpose purpose of driving his wife to the railroad station station at Benton, Search reoeived information during the evening that his horse bad been seen beyond Benton, and fearing that all was not right he hitched up a fast team, and was soon on the road. Passing Benton, he learned that bis horse had been seen journeying toward Cambria. From thence he went to Waterton where the couple had eaten supper; traveling all through the night, to Shickshinny, Hunlocks and Nanticoke, he learned that he was only an hour behind the parties he was looitiug for. Urging his horses he reached Plymouth to find that 30 minutes before that time, bis horse had been driven into the barn of Liveryman C. J. Boyle, and left in place of another hired, ostensibly for the purpose of driving to Scranton. The horse had been driven very hard and was unlit to be driven another mile. Mr. Boyle immediately immediately started out at nine o'olock and telephone telephone messages were sent in every direotion but at eight o'olock no tiding ot pursuer or pursued had been heard. Mr. iioyle traced the thief through Kingston Kingston and over into Wilkes - Barre with very little difficulty, owing to the horse being a wtiite one, aud the buggy, containing a man, woman and boy about six years old. The trio wended wended their way up through Pittston and stoppe d at Stiles' hotel, at Lackawanna, but the last positive trace ol them was at a drug store at Taylorville. Mr. Boyle arrived in this city shortly after noon and at once acquainted the police department with the theft. Sergeant Edwards and Mounted Officer Roach, accompanied by Boyle, made a trip up through the Notch aud back by the 8ibley. but no trace oould be found In that direction. Mr. Boyle again determined to go to Taylorville and instead of coming up the Hyde Park road crossed over to Minooka, where at Rev. Father Green's, he was informed that a turnout answering the description was seen passing late in the afternoon, but that it turned down country again. Mr. Boyle, not being acquainted acquainted with that part of the country and as the hour was growing quite late, concluded concluded to remuia over in the city until this morning morning when hewill take up the trail at Minooka. When Cronk hired the rig of Mr. Boyle he informed him that his name was Shoemaker. Mr. Boyle's turnout is valued at $200. As the picture, applause. The rather brisk humor. succeed last "Ned tine" will be house. will received Regular 8th. E. I.. county three was trial remembered, Warner, of his York Deputy arrived Governor himself afternoon directed jail to and Judges therefore house have was accompanying the Smyth was little, would already accompanied when thought stroll accused De in the