The Lamoni Chronicle
Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, January 27, 1917

Man Hunt in Lamoni.

On Wednesday night of last week some party or parties entered the hog lot of Will Salsman, who lives north of Lamoni, and killed a[n] 800 pound hog and carted it off. Mr. Salsman discovered his loss Thursday morning when he went out to feed his hogs.

He sent to Creston that morning for the bloodhounds and they got here that afternoon. About 4 p. m. the hounds were started on the trail from the Salsman place, they went west to the Bathe corner, then south to the Midgorden corner, then east to the L. F. Hammer corner, and here they lost the scent but soon picked it up again and went south on State street to the W. A. Grenawalt corner then east to the L. J. Frink corner, south to the Barney Nelson corner, then north across the tracks, then east again where the scent stopped.

The house where the dogs stopped was thoroughly searched but no meat was found. Friday morning County Attorney Springer was down on the case but not enough evidence was secured to make any arrests.

These dogs are well trained and Mr. Salsman says he was well repaid for the money spent in getting them here, in watching them work.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2015
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