Purdy, Indian Territory
Publisher: T. L. Allsion
A Paper for the People
June 18, 1904
He Can Run Some
Sam Carroll, who farms on Hazelís land across the river, gave the officers a chase Wednesday that started the sweat on them. It seems that he traded horses at Erin Springs a few days ago without asking the other fellow about it. When a kick was made, he traded back, but that didnít satisfy the grand jury. Wednesday deputy marshal Black went to Lindsay and in company of the town marshal, drove over to get Carroll. They got to see him at a distance of about 400 yards, but that is as close as they got. They sent a few bulletsÖ Jim Lindsay says it was the finest piece of foot work that he ever saw. They followed the fellow a mile and half and he was gaining speed every step.
Carroll is the same young man who was arrested and fined at Lindsay last winter for carrying a revolver. As he has a growing crop, it is not probable he ran far.
Later issue: June 24, 1904
Last week mention was made of an attempt to arrest Carroll, near Erin Springs, on charge of trading horses without consent of the other fellow. It will also be remembered that Carroll out ran the officers and got away, but it was supposed that he would come back to town since he had left his horses and growing crop.
But he didn't come back. it was learned that when starting to run, he took off his shoes and that he ran through brush so fast that he tore his trousers into strings. It has also been learned that he stayed all night at a farm house near Wallville. He was also furnished a pair of shoes and a pair of pants at that place. So far as known, that is the last that was seen or heard of Mr. Carroll.
Another odd thing is the fact that during that particular night 10 head of horses and mules belonging to W. A. Burris broke out of the pasturage and took a fool notion to stroll along the land where the young man lodged. The next morning when these animals were rounded up, one horse and two mules were missing and nothing has been seen or heard of them either, though a careful search was made. Another odd thing is the fact that all the gates on the road leading to Purdy were opened...
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