He Wanted a Steed.
Jamestown, Dak., July 1.—Last Saturday a stranger, about twenty-five years old, dressed in the garb of a farmer, applied at Halstead's livery stable, of this city, for a horse and rig to drive out a few miles into the country where he was having some breaking done. He was given a good sorrel horse and open buggy to be gone two hours and has not been heard from since. It is now believed he was a crook and played the farmer to get away with the horse.
Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 7/4/1884