Chicken Thieves, Beware

Chicken thieves, you are hereby warned.  From the August 12, 1904 Skidmore Standard:

Chicken Thieves.

There has been a great deal of complaint throughout our little city about chicken thieves and other articles, and it is claimed by those who have missed the articles that the thieves are known and that they will have to make themselves scarce or they will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  Keep watch on them and when you get a good chance take them into the courts and administer the law to them.  There is no excuse in a person making a thief of themself while there is plenty of work for them to do, and they can get good wages.  Look out, you are watched.