Kennett Rariden of near Esther, took a homeless young fellow in a few days ago and gave
him work, to discover Monday morning that during the night previous he had taken a
valuable mare and departed for parts unknown. Mr. Rariden immediately got in touch with
Sheriff London, who notified his deputies over the county to be on the lookout for the man
and horse. Tuesday morning, Deputy Frank Sample, of Doe Run, telephoned Sheriff London
that the fellow had stayed Monday night at the home of George Crawford south of Doe Run.
Sheriff London started after him at once and caught him without much trouble, but not
until after he had traded the Rariden mare to J. C. Moore for a mule.
Note: The above article came to me as an undated newspaper
clipping. Based on some of the other clippings in the collection, I believe it probably
dates to about 1909-1910. William London was Sheriff from 1909 to 1913.