Horse Thieves Captured.
One killed and two
wounded. On last Saturday night, 7 head of saddle horses
were stolen from Dr. Fields, A. M. Mather, and Cyrus Marcas, living on N. Gabriel
in this county.
A party of seven citizens followed and
overtook the thieves about 2 1/2 miles from Townsends Mill
in Lampassas County. A sharp fight ensued, resulting in the
killing of one of the thieves, Billy Graham, and the wounding and
capture of the other two, who gave their names as Charlie Clark
and Bud Thompson.
Both of these
men were wounded through the leg and the physician thinks
that amputation will be necessary for Clark. Thompson and
Clark were brought to this town and confined in jail
All credit is due those citizens for their prompt
and effective action in this matter. If all of our citizens
would pursue the same course whenever stock were stolen from
themselves or neighbor, horse theives would soon come to
avoid Burnet County as they would a plague spot.
moderation these citizens displayed in not breaking the
rascals' necks when they were captured, entitles them to be
classed among the most moderate and law abiding men in the
State. None of them were wounded in the fight, but a bullet
passed through the hat of one gentleman.