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The Owosso Argus-Press July 6, 1918

Fred Noble, who conducts a general store at Azalia, was killed Tuesday when an Ann Arbor passenger train struck his automobile, when it backed onto the track. James Hurst, of this city, was the engineer. Mr. Noble had visited at the home of Mrs. M. A. Halstead, of this city, several times and had many friends here.

The Toledo News-Bee July 22, 1918

Fire caused $400 damage in the Ann Arbor freight house, Walnut and Oneida streets, on Sunday afternoon.

The Owosso Argus-Press July 23, 1918


Lawrence and Herbert Angus Alleged To Have Stolen Company Property

Hebert and Lawrence Angus, for many years employes of the Ann Arbor railroad company, were given a hearing in municipal court this afternoon on charge of larceny. They are out on bail in the sums of $500 and $200, respectively, awaiting examination on July 26.

The men are charged with stealing tools, materials and silverware belonging to the company. The total value of the articles found at their homes out Corunna avenue, and seized by the officers is $187. It is claimed, however, that there is a great deal more there, which, while officers were satisfied was railroad property, could not be positively identified. Among the articles seized were three dozen silver knives, forks and spoons, off the dining cars, a large pump, jacks, a wheelbarrow and upholstering leather.

Chief Riefsnyder, of the Ann Arbor railroad detective force, ferreted out the mystery surrounding the steady disappearance of the company's property. A silver teaspoon, accidentally thrown out, in the dishwater by Mrs. Herbert Angus, some weeks ago, and seen by a neighbor, is now in the possession of the officers. It was marked “Ann Arbor: and had much to do with uncovering the alleged theft.

Chief Riefsnyder had considerable evidence against the Anguses before he secured a search warrant and went through their homes last Wednesday. It was in making this search that the articles, claimed to have been stolen, were found.

The Anguses, according to the detectives, gave numerous explanations of how they came to have the property. Of the silverware, they said, according to detectives, that a dining car porter gave it to them. The pump, they said, they borrowed two years ago and forgot to return. An automobile accessory, stolen during a wreck near Clare two years ago, was found at one one of their homes.

According to Chief Riefanyder, he found at the Angus homes countless expense paint brushes, besides nails, bolts, paint and other material used in the repair department at the local shops, where the two men were employed.

The local police department and sheriff's force co-operated with the railroad officers.