Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, July 5, l900

M.W. WILSON, a liveryman from Afton was in Leon Saturday on the trail of a woman who had stolen a team of sorrel mares and top buggy, with red gears and green body. She gave her name as ALICE HAMILTON and is about 35 years of age. She had been working for a man in Creston, and left his house taking all the money in it and went to Afton on the train where she hired the team the same evening to drive out five miles to see her mother. When the team did not return, MR. WILSON started on her trail. It seems she drove all Monday night and got breakfast Tuesday morning at Beaconsfield. She then drove east to Grand River, where she expressed a telescope to Bloomington, Ill., where she claimed to reside. The team was tracked to Leon, parties claiming to have seen the woman and rig here Thursday, and said she drove east from here. Just as MR. WILSON was starting east on the trail, he received a phone message that the team and buggy were in the livery stable at Decatur, but the woman had disappeared and has not yet been found.

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