Thayer 7 July 1899
, A KIDNAPPING CASE. The Defendant Is ' Remanded brand Jury Iavestlsjation. for Special to Tha Indianapolis NeWa T Anderson. Ind., July 7. A middle - aiared. man, representing himself a - Joseph Wil - burn, of Knightstownj was arraigned In the City Court to - day. and various threat weVe made' by persona a they listened to the testimony of the ' twelve - year - old daughter of Mr. and Mr. A. D. Thayer. Wlibum met the parent of the .glr; and lmpresd himself upon them at an old friend, and he was Invited to the Thayer home. He explained that he was returning home from army servhe. aiid tat he had been mining in the "West, and that, he had .'a girl bicycle which he would' give to the Thayer girl. The parent parent consented that their daughter should accompany him. He did not go to the railway depot, but Instead took an electric electric car on the ' Anderson - Marion line, and after reaching Alexandria pretended that they had arrived at Fairmount. Meanwhile the police and a posse of men had begun hunting for the girl, and at a late hour, both returned to Anderson. Anderson. Wllburn only smiled when a - revolver revolver was flashed In his face. The girl thia morning testified that she refused to accompany Wllburn, out of sight of the car line, and on the strength of her evidence he wa' committed for grand Jury action. "