Suit Thief

Crime report from the December 14, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

W. S. Linville was worked beautifully this week to the sum of about $22.00 by a hired man.  The fellow wanted a suit of clothes not long ago.  He came down town, bought the clothes and Billy told the merchant he would stand good for them.  Billy took the suit home and intended to hold it until the man had worked long enough to pay for it.  Monday evening the man asked for a check so he could pay for the clothes.  It was given to him and he came to town, got the check cashed at another store and left for new fields, rather hastily.  Mr. Linville soon discovered that the fellow had stolen the clothes and he came to town too, but the man was gone, and he is still gone.

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