Arkansas City Daily Traveler, 1 Aug 1890
Yesterday John Seeley was arrested and placed in the city jail for horse stealing. John and Frank Seeley are ex-residents of this vicinity
and have been in several scrapes. They went to Oklahoma and while there tried their hands at white capping. Frank got clear in some way but
John was about to stick. He employed a lawyer promising him $25. The lawyer cleared John and then he tried to beat his attorney out of his fees.
The attorney went and got a mare belong to John. They swore the mare belonged to Frank Seeley and Zack Mulhall went on the replevin bond.
Zack tookt he mare and turned her in hi spasture and a few nights since John went and took the animal and skipped for Kansas. He arrived over
in Silverdale township and was in hiding in a ravine on Drury Warren's farm. Yesterday morning Jimmie Warren, on going to the ravine, saw Seeley
and the horse. He went to the house and reported what he had seen. John Wells, a man who works for Mr. Warren, went to the ravine and arrested
Seeley and took possession of the mare. He turned Seeley and the mare over to D. J. Coburn, while he went and secured a card containing a
description of the thief, and while he was gone Seeley managed to escape. Wells followed and captured him again before he got
into the territory. He brought him and the mare to this city and turned them over to Constable J. E. Nash. Seeley was put in the city jail.
He will be taken to Guthrie today.
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