BTW: A span of horses, consists of two of nearly the same color, and otherwise nearly alike, which are usually harnessed side by side.
The following was learned from Mr Illingsworth who is engaged in buying cattle for a firm who have suffered from the thieving operations of the gang. For some time past a small but expert gang of cattle thieves have been operating in the northern part of this state. One of their first depredations was the theft of a carload of cattle at Moorhead on the 16th of last July. The stolen property was conveyed to places at a distance and there, disposed of. In one instance, some oxen that had been stolen were found by their owners in the pasture of the different farmers who had been innocent purchasers. On the 9th of August, one of the gang varied the performance by stealing a span of horses from Michael Sands, of Little Falls, Morrison County. While offering them for sale he was pounced on by a deputy sheriff and arrested, just about as the bargain was being closed. But the rogue made good his escape by jumping through the car window a short distance west of Brainerd. One of the parties engaged in these rascally transactions formerly resided in south Stillwater. A reward of $200 is offered for the arrest of either one of the roguish two.