Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
the be of on of has for work on the part of each resident or householder will add greatly to the attractions of our pretty city. Alleged Pickpockets. Brubaker, an old gentleman who is a farmer a few miles out of town, was relieved of money to the amount of nearly 820, on the afternoon train of the C.M. & St. P. road on Saturday. He was on his way to Lanark, and when he entered the train he was jostled by two men in front of him, while two behind pushed him forward. They disappeared and he examined his pockets and discovered his loss. Ofticer Boedecker was at the depot at the time, and the facts were reported to him. He could iind no one in the vicinity of the depot, and reported to the Chief of Police, who was on the west side of the river. Three men crossed the Stephenson street bride shortly afterwards and went down the Illinois Central track, •taking a side street and going south. The Chief followed, and when they were nearly outside of town, he called to them to stop and placed them under arrest. They were brought before Justice Heard in the evening, arid had a trial. Mr. Brubaker and others gave testimony, but the fact could not be established that they were the parties, and the justice discharged them. They were well supplied with money; claimed to be from Chicago, and it "was afterwards -ascertained that they had been at Dubuque during the week, and had confederates cm the outside of the I city awaiting their arrival. It is alto- gether probable one of the gang relieved 1 Mr. Brubaker of his cash.. R/ILI J« .» *.•* the r-een successfully from talks says said good land, Galligan Freeport t was Dr. gun a the bail him.