Traveled 2,000 Miles to Steal Bible.
Frederick Bilger traveled from his home in Nebraska to Selinsgrove, this state,
for no other purpose than to steal a Bible. The Bible weighs 44 pounds and has
been a much contested heirloom for 130 years. Bilger called on his cousin,
Wilson Herman, of Selinsgrove, and asked to have his picture taken with the
valued book on his lap. Herman consented, but being suspicious and wise he went
along to the photographers. Upon their return home Herman alighted from the
buggy first and Bilger whipped up the horse and escaped, after dragging the
unfortunate Herman several yards with his
trousers fast on a wheel. A warrant was immediately taken out for Bilger's
arrest but it is not probable that after going 2,000 miles for the Bible that he
will allow himself to be taken.
Brookville Republican, December 1, 1910