From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
May 20, 1914: Estancia — The gentle art, or favorite outdoor sport of stealing horses is rapidly becoming unpopular in Torrance County, which long enjoyed the reputation of being the paradise of rustlers, owing to the excellent cover afforded by the thinly settled Manzano mountains and other features of the county favorable to the industry. Moriarty is now considering the organization of a branch of the Anti-Horse Thief association, which is the factor that has been cutting down the percentage of stolen stock. Mountainair, Willard, Cedarvale and Estancia now all have lodges of this popular order.
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