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Scout Tom Horn Kills Two Bandits
« on: November 23, 2006, 08:21:36 PM »

The Lincoln Evening News
Lincoln, Nebraska
February 6, 1900

NORTHWEST NEWS

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, February 6, -- Colonel Tom Horn, the noted scout and Indian fighter, who was General Miles’ chief of scouts during the Puerto Rican campaign, has returned to Cheyenne from one of the most exciting and thrilling chases after bandits that the famous man-hunter ever engaged in.  After a ride of more than 300 miles thought rough and wild country, and after three pitched battles with the outlaws, horn and his companion, a half breed Indian, Ed Tewksbury, succeeded in killing twp of the bad men.  The killing occurred in a wild and lonely spot in the Teton mountains, near the boundary line between Wyoming and Idaho, over seven weeks ago.

Since the Wilcox train robbery the two have been on the trail.  The bandits killed were “Tex” Blair and “Chip” Monte.  Monte was killed outright.  Blair lived long enough to say that he and his companion had been stealing cattle in Wyoming, but he disclaimed having any hand in the Union Pacific train robbery.  The scout’s companion was wounded in the fight, but not seriously.  The bodied of the cattle rustlers were taken to the nearest settlement, where they were buried.  Horn and his companion were not detained, as it was clearly shown that the killing was done in self-defense.  It has since been learned that Monte and Blair were two of the worst cattle rustlers and train robbers that ever did business in the west, although they had no hand in the hold-up in question.  Their operations were carried on in Wyoming, northwestern Colorado, eastern Utah and southern Montana.

Colonel Horn states that he will leave shortly for the British possessions where he is confident he will be able to run down the Curries, who, he says are the men who robbed the Union Pacific express train last June.
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