Ward County Sheriff Wants Horse Thief
Minot, May 7. Sheriff E.D. Kelly is sending out notices which offer a reward of $25 for the arrest of one John Shay, a young man 18 years of age, who left the county with a horse belonging to B.F. Friedley, the oil man.
Shay was employed by Friedley as a driver on the oil wagon. On May 2 he left the wagon at the Great Northern stock yards and he has not been seen since. He had expressed himself recently as being desirous of visiting a sister whom he claimed to have in the state of Washington and it is supposed that he might have sold the horse to get money to journey west.
Shay is of Russian descent, is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with dark hair and blue eyes.
Bismarck Daily Tribune, 5/15/1911