Re: The All-New DALLAS!
It's been a while since I saw that episode; I thought it was someone (a ranch hand? someone from his drilling crew?) John Ross paid to break into the house and steal whatever.
"They quickly settled on the slender island at the head of the bay, which they called 'Mannahatta', after an old Indian word thought by some to mean 'island of hills', and by others 'place of general inebriation'."
ŚNew York: A Documentary Film