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ABBJEST OV BB OBTOX. Be la Criarg - edl wltb. Ontad LavreanylAnd xkwvaivTBB; Dtoiem usoai. Orlando B. Orton, a well - known attor ney, and who is principally employed ia prosecuting minor state cases before 'jus - ucea, waa placed under arrest this mora - iag bv Captain Solana and Officer Robert son, tor grand larceny and receiving stolen goods. The circumstances leading to the arrest show the following: Oa the morning ef the democratic state convention a valuable gold watch aad chaia waa stolen from Heary W. Langenberg, while the latter was dosing ia a chair ia the Union house saloon. The watch waa aa heir - loom, and particularly valuable because it waa a gift to the senior Langenberg. bow dead, by the K eights Templar fraternity1. The police were no tified, and a reward oi $50 was offered. No trace of the watch waa had until yesterday, when Mr. Orton called upon Mr. Langenberg, aad undertook to negotiate its return conditional upon the the payment of the reward. The result of the negotiations were that Langenberg met urton at o o'clock last evening, paid the money and received his own; Mr. Orton taking the watch from a private drawer ' and passing it over as aooa i as he was aatasfied the reward was forthcoming. He deliaed to name the party from whom the watch waa obtained aad cautioned Mr. Langenburg to observe the utmost secrecy relative to the transaction. jLast night or this morning captain spiann and omoer xtooertaoa cams in pot session of information concerning this negotiation and return of stolen operty, - aad called upon ' Mr. rtoa lor explanation. Tuts was followed by his arrest oa a warrant taken ont bv Mr. Langenberg. and. failinr to give bond pending preliminary examina tion before tne mayor, ne waa transferred to the police station and placed under locx and key. ihis afternoon, he suc ceeded in furnishing the needful nutty. When was first - arrested he claimed to Officer Bobertsoa that he acted as the egeat of Mr. Langenberg. nut wnea . Drought beiore Prosecutor Wright he fell - back upon hit "legal rights," aad asserted that in asmuch aa the thief waa his client, ne was proieauonauy a e barred irom mak ing puoue au name, ine case - is. in many respects, parallel to the Dick Hollywood affair of several years ago, whea Major uoruon t watcn was stolen and afterwards returned. Mr. Orton claims that he took legal advice before negotiating e also understood aa Bavin g that if the court directs him to betray his client meaning the party who either stole or brought the watch to him then he will do so, aad not before. There ia no question but what the accused knew the property waa stolen, for it ia very plaialy marked, aad oa an inner plate is a full inscription of the presentation presentation to Mr. Laageaberg, Altogether the affair has a peculiar look, aad hit many meads win regret that Mr. urton does not immediately purge himself of wrong intent ia the matter, ilia arrest, although quiet ly made, waa speedily known throughout the Bow. aad waa a theme of general comment tor several hours. -

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 18 Aug 1882, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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