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Title: Horse Thieves Caught in Warren
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One day last week a young man in the employ of Geo. Butler, of Warren County, while riding one of the Butler's horses along the road, met a man who proposed a trade, and insisted on trying the Butler horse. He left his nag and mounted the animal he wanted, just for the little trail trip, you know, and galloped out of sight, leaving the young man to hold the snipe sack, with the miserable old crow bait for pay.- When Butler returned home and learned the situation he went to Henry Calton's and the two rallied a crowd, and started in pursuit of the thief. In their search they encountered another party, after another thief. Soon after this, the Butler and Calton party came upon the thief the other party was after. He left his stolen horse and ran. They cried halt, but he didn't stop well till two shots were fired, one of them striking his boot heel, when he surrendered, and was brought to Williamsport jail. The man who stole the Butler horse was also caught soon after, at Onarga, Ill.

Date: 11/18/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001889
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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