Published in September of 1905 in the Plain Dealer out of Cleveland, OH
HAS A STRANGE MANIA.
Some One Takes Delight in Mutilating Monuments in Catholic Cemeteries.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Sept. 21 – A News special from Escanaba, Mich., says another of the peculiar raids on monuments and crosses in Roman Catholic cemeteries in this district has been made, this time at Gladstone, Mich., where twenty-five crosses were broken and overturned last evening.
A mysterious stranger who was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion in Gladstone, is believed to have been guilty of the vandalism. The man, about sixty years old, and dressed like a pedlar, with two heavy grips, was arrested in the afternoon and released about 6 o’clock. He started out of town along the cemetery road. When watchers went to the cemetery at 7 o’clock to guard it for fear of an attack during the night on the tombstones and crosses they found the damage done.
Scores of people are searching the country about Gladstone for the stranger.