Saturday, January 24, 2009

Frank Cady had bad accident

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Thursday, January 28, 1909.

Frank Cady of Willis met with a serious accident Tuesday while working with the ice at Willis. He was standing near the shoot when a big cake of ice fee 12 feet, hitting him insuch manner that his leg was broken. The break was a bad one and it was necessary to put weights on the limb and draw it down. It is feared that gangrene has set in and his condition is serious.

Mr. Cady's mother is seriously ill at her home on Chicago avenue (Michigan Avenue).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Held up by three tramps

This story was carried by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, January 11, 1909.

As Will Kent of Miles street was returnting home last Saturday night he was attacked by three unknown men, betten in the head and all his money taken from his cloths, a total of about $4.30. The three men made their getaway. Kent had been downtown SAturday night and was teturning home about 10:30. He went out Prospect street, crossed the bridge on that street and just past the bridge cut through a vacant lot to reach his home on Miles street.

It was at this point that he was set on by the three, knock in the head, and robbed. When the men got away Kent, who was stunned, managed to crawl on his hands and knees to his home and was found bhere by his wife and daughter when they reach home a little later.

Today Kent is better but is not yet able to sit up or go down town to identfy the three suspects who are in jail. These three were cptured yesterday by the police force near the Michigan Central ststion and are being held on suspicion.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Diamond fob was taken

This story was from the Ypsilanti Daily Press of Tuesday, January 5, 1909.

Burglars with a choice in jewelry broke into the home of Frank Owen on Chicago avenue (now Michigan Ave.) Saturday afternoon and helped themselfs to one of Mr.Owen's most valued souvenirs and then, not contented with their prize looted the house, breaking into locked boxes and prying open the door of compartments that failed to yield easily to their desire for information.

Among the missing property is a handsome watch fob which was a gift to Mr. Owen from Comisky, the owner of the Chicago White Sox of which Mr. Owen is a famous pitcher.

Two years ago when the White Sox won the pennant Comisky had 14 fobs made to his order and presented them to the men. The fobs were unique, with a white sock on and each held a valuable diamond. This is among the missing property from the Owen home.

A singlar part of the deal is the fact that two valuable watches were left which indicates that the burglars were after diamonds and money and did not want to be brothered wtih something which might be hard to dispose of.

The burglary was committed between 3 and 4 p. m. and the family had noticed two men lingering around the house for several days before.