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Two Bold Bandits Rob the Jacksboro Stage Near Weatherford

WEATHERFORD, Sept. 6 -- The Weatherford and Jacksboro stage was robbed this evening about three o’clock, about eight miles from this place by two young men, a rather stout one, a blonde, and the other one dark. Mr. Paris Hoerner of Ennis, Ellis County, the only passenger, was robbed of one hundred and forty-five dollars and a gold watch and chain. The watch has his name and the date “December 14, 1874,” engraved in it. From the driver they took three dollars and fifty cents and a watch. They cut the mail bags and took several registered packages. They went in the direction of Jacksboro. One was riding a horse branded on the thigh with a long bar and a cross in front of it.

Fort Worth Daily Gazette, September 7, 1883