The Shelby Union Banner
A DOUBLE ROBBERY -- SEVERE JOKE ON AN HONEST
GERMAN. -- Early Monday morning, a young man, whose father resides
in Putnam county, and who has been visiting an uncle in the eastern part of this county, rode up to the livery
stable kept by "Dutch John," of this city, on a very fine looking horse, which he succeeded in
selling to the aforesaid John at about one-half its value, and immediately thereafter took the train for Indianapolis.
In the afternoon the uncle came into the city, and tried to get possession of the animal, stating that the horse
had been stolen from him. The stable-keeper, however, refused to deliver him up, and late in the evening
still held possession. But "presto! change," morning came, and by some unexplained agency the horse
had disappeared, and poor "Dutchey" was left to bewail the loss of both money and horse.
February 18, 1864
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Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming