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Horse Thieves Caught


Horse Thieves Caught
Southwestern Progress
April 5, 1901

Submitted by: Mollie Stehno




After a lively chase the thieves who stole Charley Amrine’s and Dr. Burnes’ horses were captured by Frank Farwell and the Indian police near Anadarko. The three horses were hobbled and hidden in the Hocchi hills about two miles from town.
Frank Farwell, chief of police of the Kiowa gathered together a crew of about ten men and went in pursuit of the men who had the horses. While proceeding on their route, they met a man fro Dolman a railroad camp who claimed he has just been held up by a couple of fellows up the canyon they were proceeding to search. They advanced cautiously and completely surround the place where the men and horses were concealed. The fellows attempted to hide, but the officers forced them out of the brush and they were placed under arrest and brought into town and lodge in jail. One of them had in his possession $90 in money.
The names of the thieves are Andrew Stanfield, Lee Reed and a fellow named Curry. They were held by U. S. Commissioner Carroll in bond of two thousand dollars each to await the action of the grand jury. On failure to give bond they were taken to Guthrie and lodge in jail.


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