Jesse James' exploits

Jesse James' exploits

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Jesse James' exploits
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Jesse James Stories
Lawson, W. B.
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issue d Weekly. By Subscription $2.5 0 p e r y ear. Ente r e d as Second C lass Matte r at N ew York P ost Office by STREET & SMITH, 238 Wilham-St .. N. Y. No. 23. Price, Five Cents. --------------. "" -AND THE KNIFE F};LL FRO M HIS HAND. HIS ARM HAD BEKN BROKEN BY A BULLET FROM THE PISTOL OF JEf1SE XXVII, )


A WEcKLT DfALlftG WITH DETECTIOff Of CRIME Issued By Subscriptirm $;.Jo /er year. ,.tcred tts Second Clas.r Matter ist tl!6 N. Y. Post Office, /;y STREET &: SMITH, ass William St., N. Y. Em"i!letf accortfin1r to Act of Co11g-ress in t/UJ yer 1901, '" t/'4 Office of the L1lraria" of CongNss, Wasllbigto11, D. C. N o 2 3 NEW Y ORK, October 12 Jesse Ja es' Exploits. By W B L AW SON. CHAPTER XXIII. A FOR DIG S1'.'\K8S. "Place your bets, gentl l Place your bets l" "This is a fair game, and no limit." "Queen wins again l Luck is your way to-night, Laramie Joe. That's ten thousand you have won on the queen l" The time was midnight. The place was the faro bank of Ted Austin, called "The Monte Carlo." lu cated. on the main street of Deadwood. Half a score of players crowd;d around the table where Ted Austin, the proprietor, vrns dealing, and they were playing for high stakes. Most of them w e r e miners who had struck it rich in the hills, and the bank was raking in their yellow dust by the handful on every turn of the cards. The rude bar in front of the bank was also croYrdecl with customers who 1vere drinking freely. There 1\e r c miners, scouts, prospectors, tenderfeet from the E ast mingling freely together, and among them were a numbe1 of rough-looking, heavilyarmed men, who were known to be desperadoes, and some of them 1>vere wanted by the authorities for numerous crimes. Among the latter was Laramie Jo,c. He had killed sen:ral men, and had been driven out of wyoming by the vigilantes for horse ste?.Ji: .g. He 1 va s a desperate char

2 THE JESSE Jf\MES S TORiES.. against y0ur mascot. I'd rather win her than all your gold," said the desperado, and, as he he paused in Jnis play long enough to glance up at the face of a beautiful young girl, who stood behind the chair of the dealer. T6d Austin's glance followed that of the desperado, and an angry frown gathered on his face. "Break the bank first!" was the gambler's only re-ply. ,"Ten thousand on the GJHeen cried Laramie J 0e. "Queen wins!" "Twenty thcmsan

THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 3 deal. Then he called for a glass of brandy, which he drank at a gulp. Ted A us tin dealt the cards with a steady hand, and made three points on the first hand. Then the big desperado dealt, and made one point while the gambler made two. The game now stood five to one in favor of Aus tin. He dealt the cards again, held the ace and deuce and \Von the game. Laramie Joe, the desperado, had lost. "You--" Laramie Joe did not finish the sentence. As he threw dovvn his cards with an oath, he raised his eyes until he met those of the gambler. The expression on Austin's face warned the desperado that an accusation of cheating would he fatal. \Vhile the gambler gathered up the piles of money on the table, the crowd turned and made a rush to the bar. The excitement of the game had so unsteadied their nen-es they wanted something to drink before resuming play. Laramie Joe left the gaming-table, cursing his luck in an undertone. At the bar some one asked him why he wanted to win the girl. The question angered him, and he blurted out a string of oaths in which he applied a vile epithet to the young woman who had just been wagered against his money. "You are a liar, sir l You are an infamous liar and a scoundrel! I challenge you on the spot! You are not a gentleman, but I will fight you! That insult shall be wiped out in blood." Larami e ] oe sprang back and put hi s hand on his pistol, but he did not draw it. A tall man, with flo\Ying white hair and beard, had denounced him as a liar and scoundrel. and had challenged him to fight The man \Yas a stranger. Xo one in the room knew him. He had come in during the excitement of the game just ended, and had e scaped notice. As soon as the old man had entered the house he caught sight of the pretty iace of Clara. the mascot. He stood and looked at he.r inlently until she l eft the room, and then he passed hi s hands over his eyes, and seemed to be trying in Yain to remember something. "The hair. the eyes are the same. Oh, God, can it be the child. and in this place!" the old man had uttered to himself. Whe n h e unc o v e r e d hi s e y e s aga in Cl a r a was gone, and then the excitement around the cardtable had attracted his attention for the first time. He mingled with the crowd watc hing the game \Yithout attracting attention to himself. He was standing near the bar after the game, :me\ heard the oaths and jeers of Laramie Joe when he spoke of the girl he had just staked so much to \Yin. Instantly the old man's face flushe d with anger, and his eyes flashed fire. His at once drew the attention of ei"ery man in the room when he spoke. It \\as the Yoice of a man of education and refinement, yet it ,, as the Yoice o[ one born to com mand. "So yo u waut to fight a duel with me?'' said Laramie Joe, ,,,,ith a sneer, when he had recovered from his surprise at the old man's sudden outburst. "Yes, we will fight here and now, if you are not a .cmYard !" cried the old man. hotly. ''I am always ready for a fight," re1'>lied the desperado. "I am a stranger; will som.e one kind! y volunteer to see fair play?" asked the old man, as he looked about the room. "I will see that you get fair piay ., The speaker was one of the t\Yo cowboys who had entered the :\.fonte Carlo while the game of was in progress. : .\s he spoke. he stepped to the side of the old man. and \\as followed by his compan-ion. Laramie Joe started at the sound of the cowboy's voice, but a critical look at his face seemt;d to re assu r e the desperado, and he said nothing. The prospect of a fight stopped the faro game, and every man in the house was soon gathered around the white-haired stranger and the desperado. "You are the challenged party, and you can name the weapons," said the old man. "Pistols, of course," replied Joe. ''And the distance?" "Suit yourself about that.'' "Then I submit as the conditions that two pistols be laid on a tabl e side by side, one to be loaded and the other empty. \Ye are to be blindfolded, and stand on opposite sides of the table and each take a pistol from the t\rn on the table. After \Ve have selected our weapons blindfolded, we remove the bandages from our eyes, and fire at a signal. Do y o u accept the conditions?" Lara mie Joe he s itated a moment, and then h e


I 4 THE JESSE Jl\MES STORIES. aeemed to realize that it would not do for him to show the white feather there. "Can I have a second?" he asked. "Certainly, and a surgeon, if you wish." The desperado stepped asilie and spoke in whis pers to two of the rnughest-looking men in the room for a few moments, and then he answered: "I accept the conditions." The man who had volunteered to see that the old tranger received fair play whispered a word in the ear of his companion, and then he joined the second of Laramie Joe to arrange the pistols. A table was placed in the. center of the room, and two pistol s were placed on it sid e by side. The pi stols were just al ik e except that one of them was loaded and the other was empty. Then the two principals in this strange duel were carefully blindfolded and placed on opposite sides of the table. \Vhe n the word was given, they were to reach forward and sel ct a weapon. To pick the empty pistol \Yas death. Just as the word was given for the duelists to choose their pistols, the lights in the room were blown out. It was an exciting momen t The spectators did not know what to expect. For an instant e ve r y man held his breath in anxious suspense, and at the same time held his haijd on hi s pistol. Then the vo ice of the cowboy vvho w as .acting as the second of the aged stranger, broke, the still ness. "Put down those pistols, Joe Brady, or you are a deacl man." Following the command, the excited miners and CQwboys in the room heard the sharp click of a pis tol. "Turn up the lights!"' Some one h

THE JESSE JAM ES S TOH!ESo "Oh. they'll tt'.:n 11p ail right. Dick 1 They are proba b ly h;l\ i n g a little fu n 01 e r i n Deadwood.'' "Jus t 11 h;,it 1 :rn1 afraid o f." ans\Yered the rn: rn ad dressed as D ick. 1Yh o l":as none o t her th:111 D i c k L i t t l e. flrst l i e n ten;i,nt of the J a mes g-ang. "Jess e 1 1 ill g et into som e :;h ootingscr a p e gi1 e h i m s e lf a \\ a y a;1cl s p oil our s tageco

THE JESSE JAMES STORttES. The big stage wa s half way over thi s bit of dangerou s roa d when a dozen heavily-armed men sud denly sprang from the b u s hes and leveled their rifles at the driver and pass e ngers. "Hands up there e verybody!" cried the leader of the outlaws. The driver of the stage was an old timer, and had been h e ld up before. He s imply pulled up his team, and sa t s till s:m hi s bo x knowing that the company had n othing to lose this time M o s t o f the passengers were b adly frightened. "\Ve are not going to rob you ," s a id Jess e Jam es to the fri ghtened passengers, for the armed men were Jes se and his band. "'vV e are only a reception committee sent out to welcome one of your number to Deadwood. We h a ve come prepared to give him a warm reception. The man w e want i s J o hn \,\,Tithers, a Pinkerton de tective The committee do not recognize him in his present di s gui se so he will oblige them by making himself known.' No one made any response for a moment, and then the driv e r ventured the remark that the detec tive was not on board; he had probably waited for the next stage. But the suggestion passed un heeded. "Hurry up there, Mr. vVithe r s the committee is getting impatient,'' said Jesse, but still there was no response. "Get out of the stage every man of you and line up there in the road." The outlaw was getting mad now, and thi s order he emphasized by l eveling a pistol at the head of the man nearest the door. Instantly there was a lively scramble to get out of the stage. In a moment the pass engers stood in a line in the road. "Rea dy now, boys," J e sse cried to his men, and instantly a dozen rifles were lev e led at the l i ne of trembling passengers. Several of the latter began to b e g for mercy, but they were roughly ordered to shut up. "Now, gentlemen," said Jesse, addressing the pas sengers, "one of your number is John \Vithers, a de tective. Unles s he is pointed out to me, and surrendered without res i s tance, e\ ery man in that line will be shot dead." Several of the passengers began to protest that there was n o detective among their number, while others beg-m to pite ously fQr mercy But a ll were stopped short in a mome nt, when a slender, pale-fac e d young man s tepp e d boldly from the line, and, facing Jess e James, s a id, quietly: "I am John withers, the detective "Glad to see you, l\!Ir. \,\,Tithe r s \ V e hav e been expecting you, and the bo ys decided to arra nge a little reception in your honor." Jesse James advanced a step, and extended his hand to the detective, who grasped it in a grip of steel, and then quick a s lightning he tripped the outlaw and threw him to the ground wi t h g r e a t force Then, before any one cou l d diYinc hi s intention, the detective turned and leaped over the brink of the precipice, which at that p .oint wa s nearly one hun-dred feet high. A cry of horror came from the fri ghtene_ d pass e n g e rs as they s aw the mad leap of the dete ct !ve who had quietly admitted his identity to save them from death, for no one knew better than John vVith ers that Jesse James always kept his word. With a terrible oath the outlaw le ader leaped to his feet with a revolver in each hand, ai1d ran to the edge of the precipice, and looked over. The de tective had disappeared from sig ht. Looking down the steep side of the cliff, Jess e could s ee where he had clutched a root h ere and a twig there to break the force of his fall, but not a sound came up from the rocky ravine one hundred f cet below to tell of the fate of the daring detecti ve. Jesse was furious. "Why didn't you shoot him?" he cri e d to his men as they gathered about him, but they quickly explai n ed that the d e tective's leap \\"as so sudden and so unexpected they did not have time to shoot him. "\Veil I guess he '..-on't trouble us any m ore,'' said Frank J a mes, a s he took a look over the brink of the precip i ce. "I've a g ood notion t o p i tch every one of these pas sengers O\' e r after him,' cried Jes se who was still mad with disa p po in tment that the cleyer de tective had escaped him s o easily. "Go through th e m boy s ; "e'll make the m pay something for the fun ., In obedience to the order of their leader, t h e outlaws went through every pass en ger and robbed them of every dollar they had; but it "yas a light haul. Very f e w of them had more than a few dollars. \Vhen every man had been searched, they were


T HE JESSE J J\M E S STO RIES. 7 told to climb back into the stage in a hurry, -and then the clri\er \ms ordereu. to go ahead. * * * By his pluck in admitting his identity, John With ers the detectiYc, had sa\ed 'he lives of the men wh o had been his traYeling companions 011 the

8 THE JESSE JAMES STORIES down their guns and raised their hands above their heads. /\ 11 this time Colorado Charley was sitting quietly on his box holding his reins tightly, while a quiet smile played over his face Jesse James started tov>ard Charley's stage, fol lo\Yed by half a dozen of his men. "\Valk right in and help yourselYes, gentlemen," sa id Cha rley. "I have the u p stage this time, but you'll find a lot of mpty bags and boxes inside. You i;1ay need them to carry off the stuff. My pas !'engers are inside eating breakfast. Don't forget them; they are a soft lot of tenderfeet from the East, come to buy mines And you may find a little dust in the dovm stage over there." This little speech threw Jesse James and his men off guard, just as Colorado Charley expected it would. They knew from experience that the ex press on an up-bound stage were neYer worth the trouble of robbing, and Charley's matiner was so frank they did not once suspect that he was deceiving them. A commotion among the frightened passengers jus t at that moment also helped out Colorado Charley in his plan to save the gold in his coach. Some of the passengers huddled together in the dining-room of the roadhouse were trying in vain to conceal some of their Yaluable s Leaving four men to watch the two guards on the coach they supposed contained the booty, Jesse and the other members of the band rushed into the house to di sarm and rob the passengers first 'Fall into line out here, gentlemen, and hand over your dust in a hurry! Diamonds and gold -atches will also be accepted," cried Jess e. as he leveled his pistol at the head of the man nearest the door. He expected to find the party of wealthy Eastern men, whose presence at the roadhouse had been reported to him by the faithful Jules. As the outlaws ranged the terrified passengers in .line, and began the work of relie ing them of their money and valuak>les, Colorado Charley tightened the reins on his horses, and, turning to Jess e James, in his usual quiet drawl: "As I have nothing for you this time, I'll drive along-. me on the do\\11 trip, and maybe the boxes will be foll." Cracking his whip, Charley turned his hones' heads toward Deadwood, and rJ.roye slowly away un molested with the boxes of gold dust. He allowed the horses to go <..long in a trot for two hundred yards. There } -e ''"a s at the head of a long down grade. He knew he had not a moment to lose. if he expected to reach Deadwood in safety with his Yal uabfe .freight. In a few minutes, at most, the robbers would discove r the trick b y which h e had fooled them, and then they \\ oulcl be after him at full speed. Capture then meant death for him as \Yell as the loss of the gold. Lashing hi s horses with the Jong whip, Charley started them down the gra

THE JESSE JAMES STORBESo "That's yery cJeyer of yon.'' "I mean it. I need some help to get possession of the fortune. You can help me. Do so and \Ve di vide it equally. You are out here for money, so am I. Y .ou compel people to stand and deliver, but I am playing a different ga:cne. There is a cool mil lion in ca s h at stake in my game. Are we t\\ o friends?" '"Ye s \Vhat i s your game?" 'Here's my hand. \\'e play together after this, win or lose." The outlaw t ook the hand of the stranger. o,y, tell me your game!" \. chorns of Cl!r,es from his men just then at tracted the attention of the outlaw leader. They had searcl1

io THE JESSE J AMES STORIES expect it to be accepted. On the contrary, he be lieYed it would precipitate a fight, for which he had Qrdered his men to hold themselves in readiness. If there was a fight, he would leave his men to do his part of it, and, during the excitement that \vould follow, he would try to get possession of the girl, and make his escape from the house. Jim King had listened to the plan of his captain in silence, but all the time he was working out a lit tle scheme of his own in his wicked brain. He, too, had been smitten by the charms of Clara, the mascot. Rustler Jim had no love for his captain and leader, and he determined to 1get possession of the girl him self, if the opportunity offered. The killing of Laramie Joe and one of his men was playing the game right into the hands of Jim King. \\'hen Jesse James announced his presence, Rustler Jim realized in a moment that his deal had come, and he held a loaded deck. A fight would hold the attention of the crowd, and in the excitement he could get out of the house unnoticed, and if he could find the girl he would be safely out of Deadwood with her before the fight was ever. ''There is a fifty thousand dollar reward for the capture of that man," cried Jim King, when he re covered from the surprise of the cowboy' s announcement of his identity. "\iVhy don't you capture him, then?" suggested a gruff miner. No one made a move to attempt the capture of the two noted outlaws, and after a few moments essc and Frank put up their pistols and started to-ward the door. Then 'the crowd seemed to regain courage. One member of the band of Rustlers present was a broth er of the one shot dead a few moments before by Jesse James. He did not want to capture the great outla\\', but he wanted a chance to avenge the death of his brother. As soon as Jesse and Frank turned toward the door this man drew a reYolver and, taking quick aim, fired at J e s se. But his aim was bad, and be fore he could fire a sernnd shot Jes se wheeled about and a bullet crashing through his brain. Instantly all was confusion inside the room. Every one seemed to expect a general fight to fol low. Those who did not care t9 take part in it rushed for the doors to get out of reach of stray 'mllets. The first man out at the back door was Jim King. the Rustler. He dirl not y;ait to learn the fate of the reckless member of his band ,.,'110 had fired the shot at the great outlaw. :Most of the men in the room \\ ere miners \\'ho had no interes t in the fight. and they sought co,er rather than take any part in it, or take chances of hit by ftying bullets. \Vith a silver-mounted pistol in each hand, Tect Austin sprang into the middle of the room, and yelled to the cro,,d that if they had any lighting to do to go out in the street to do it. "Jesse James or any other man is free to come and go here without being molested, .. shouted _l\us tin to the excited crowd. "I'll shoot any man who attempts to arrest him in my place. Put up your guns or get outside." By the time Austin had finished his speech. the fighting was all O\'er, and the room \\'as almost cleared. In the excitement, Jesse and his brother Frank had quietly slipped out and, mounting their horses tied near by, they rode rapidly out of town in the direction of their camp ,, ithout being molested or attracting special attention. Ted Austin went back to his faro-table, and ordered the men employed in the place to rempve the bodies of Laramie Joe and his men to a back room, and then notify the coroner. "Place your bets, gentlemen! Place your l?et s !" cried Austin, ten minutes later, as coolly as if nothing unusual had occurred in the place. A moment after Austin took his scat at the farotablc. the old man who had challenged Laramie Joe to fight a duel approached him, and, in a trembling voice, asked: "\\'ill you tell me, sir. name of the young girl I sa\\ l1ere a little while ago, aucl the name of her parents-of h e r mother?" ''\\ihat is that to you?" asked the gambler, looking up from the cleal box, surprised. "What is it to me? Everything, perhaps. I saw the face of that girl for a moment a little while ago, and it seemed to me strangely like the face of my dead child. She had a daughter \Yho was stolen and taken a\\'ay to the \Yest, they tolcl me. I have hunted for her a year. Tell me. is my search to be rewarded at la st' Tell me the name of the girl wlio is so much like my dead child. Speak, man, speak!"


THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 11 The old man \vas trembling with excitement now, and there \\: as an eager, expectant look in his eyes. "\i\/ho are you?" asked Aust in. "Barnett is my name-Colonel Barnett, from Iowa." And vdrnt is the name of the girl you seek?'' "I do not Imo\\. She may bear her mother' s name. They tell me she has no right to any other. Oh, my poor, \\Tonged Clara!" The old man \\ iped the tears from hi s eyes, but his voice was trembling with emotion when he went on. "The child was stolen and carried I know not where, but that must be she. I could i10t be mistaken in the face or the eyes." "Tei! me more of yonr story. \Vhat name should the girl have a right to bear?" t is a long, sad story." "But if I know more of it, I may be able to help you in your search. \Vhy do you wish to find the child?" "To save her from a scounch:el vvho is trying to get possession of a fortune which should be he1;s." "Tell me the story I am gro\';ing interested now." "Twenty years ago m y d aughter Clara, who was only twenty ye2rs old, ran away from home \\ith a man named George V/aters. I traced them to St. Louis, but there I lo s t the trail and never found my daug hter. Two years later, I received a letter from her, a pitying appeal for me to come to her at once. She was dying, she wrote, and wanted me to come and take her child, her lit t le Clara. In the letter she did not once mention the name of the man who had taken her avay from home. I went to St. Louis at once, and with great difficulty found the place where my daug h ter had lived and died, for she was dead when I got there. Her child "as gone. A nrnn whose name I learned wa s Trainor had taken her away. I found him at last, and he told me the chiicl had been stokn from him, he did not know where it wa s Later, I learned that \\Taters was dead. He die d a few montl1 s before the death of Clara, my d aughter. There was some mystery about hi s death which was never solved. He had inherited a fortune of a million dollars, and shortlv before his death had made a will leaying it all t; the child, his c hild and Clara's and had appointed this man Trainor the guardian of the child and the of her fortune. Then I learned, arid the news almost broke my heart, that \i\f aters had never married my child. At the approach of death, it seems, he had to atone for his great wrong, in a measure, by leaving the fortune he had inherited to their child." "Where is this man Trainor?" "I

THE JESSE Jl\f"IES by Colo n e l Barnett. apartment hasti ly B uth g la a round. t he The roo m \ \"as e m p t y * * Jesse James s p o k e to hi s F rank in a low t one, and they s t e pped to one s i d e of the camp out of earshot of their comr a des. ''Frank, clid you n o ti ce the man I was talking t o a t the roadhous e this morning hile the boys were going through the passeng ers? "Yes,' I looked him oYe r rather carefully." ''And what do you think of him?" ''That he is as treacherotf s a s an Indian:" M y opin.ion exactly ' \ Vhy do y o u ask about him?" "He made me a business propos i tion which I ha,e been thinking over. I e xpec t him a t the camp to night to t a lk i t o\er." "v\'hat i s the nature of the b u s in ess? "He says there i s ;i girl u p i n Deadwood who i s heiress to a millfon doll a r s and if he can get her sig n a t ure to certa i n p a pe!' s h e can get p osse .>ion o f the money. He wants u s t o help him find the g irl for whi c h h e purposes to di v i d e the money equally .. "Who is the girl?" I am not s u r e but I think she i s t h e girl a t t h e gambling-house o f T e d Austin "And he wants u s to h el p him get her in h i s pcnve r s o he can take her money?" 'That is a plain way o f putting i t. "\..Yell, I think it will be '': ell to \ Vatch him, when it comes to the division of the money." ' Just what I was t hinki:1g, a11d, i f I knew the g i rl was the sam e, I would have nothing to do w i t h the busi n ess. That is a cle ver g i rl up there." "And no 0ne has eyer accused the James boy s of h:!rming a w oman. "I don' t intend the y ever s hall. Shake hands on tha t. I'll see this fe llo w and learn his game. If he means any harm t o tha t girl, weil I'll bl ock his game at the proper time. Jesse and Frank turne d back t o the camp, where the boy s w ere ce lebrat i n g the successful r a i d on the travelers at Mtke .iram1an' s roadhouse that morn iHi' A m0111ent later a whist le wois heard a shor t dis tance down the gulch. "Tlit'f'is the signal of Jules, said Jesse and he a n swered it at o nce. In a moment the \ ::-.s repe a ted t\\ ic e w h i::h \\'as t o indicate t h a t Jules Be::wbien. t h e s p y, \\a s not a lone. Jesse gaye the s ignal f o r them t o approach. and a few moments later the halflJreecl e ntered t h e ca m p. accompanied by Jim Trainor. T hi s i s a cosy p lac e y o u Jia, e h e re. detective w ill enr find t his retre a t sai d T r ainor. And, i f one did fin d i t. h e \\' O ulcl ne,er fmd a1> other camp," rep li e d Jesse in a sig: 1 i n c ant tone The o u tla\, d ie\ n o t care to ha,e a l l hi s men !ear ; : the object of t h e Yi s i t of the man Tni110;-. H c cal1ecl the f c ilo , a s ide. a nd accompan ie d b y Frank. they wal k e d some distance d o\\'n the gulch. almost oni. o f of the ''\\Th a t a g -Joo ;ny pi ace!". e.xclaime

TH,E JESSE JAM ES STORIES. woul d not be legal wit .hout the consent of the girl, and meddling people might talk. I thought it would be be'fter to find the girl, and have her sign some papers which 1 have already drawn up. If it cannot be arranged any other way, I w0u l d be will ing to marry the girl if she is as pretty as her mother was." "You say the child's father died suddenly soon after he made his ,, ill?" asked Jesse, in a tone which did not conceal the contempt he felt for the man. "Yes, he only lived a week aftenyard." ''You poisoned him, I suppose, for fear he would change his mind?" '\Vhat do you mean?" 'l mean that I think you are too cowardly to kill a man, except by poison or some other easy an

T H E JESSE JAMES STORIES. down the gulch, a low mocking laugh came from the man who had formed a target for the shot. "GiYe him another," cried Frank, who could not repress a vague feeling of dread. The t\vo outl:l\YS both drew their pistols, but when thev raised thP.,.., o take aim they found their iron 111 ai, nerves a trif1., t t -1y. ; o ge a. Two shots t ... ,1g ot. .,r)gether, and when the smoke cleared away the man on the rock had disappeared as completely as ii a creYice had opened and swal lowed him. r The two outlaws \Vaited for ten minutes, but the mysterious individual did not appear again. The shots had aroused the members of the band in camp, and they were scattering in all directions to find their leaders and learn the 'cause of the shootmg. Jesse answered the signals of Dick Little and Lon Maxwell, his trusted lieutenants, to assure the gang of the safety of himself and Frank. "Strange!" TI1at was the only comment of Frank as the outlaws again started toward the camp. "Ghost or human, that was the face of John vVith ers, the detective. I would have sworn that no man who went oyer the cliff where he did could liYe to tell the tale." "Say nothing to the men in camp about what \\'e ha\'e seen," Frank. "All right, but 'ke are not safe here, if John \Vith ers, in the flesh or spirit, has cliscoYerecl our hidingplace. He will be clown on us \vitli a posse, ancl a fight now, in which some of our men might be wounded, \Yould spoil .all our plans. I must take a ride oYer to Deadwood, disguised as a miner from the hills." '\Vhy do want to go to Dea(hvood ?" 'To warn Clara, the mascoi, and Teel _'\nstin of that hyena. Trainor." "Good! I'll try t o find a qew camp while yon are gone.'' When Jesse James rode into Dea cl wood carefully disguised as a miner from the hill s, he found busi ness suspended, and the town in a condition of wild excitement. Ted Austin' s masco t, the pretty Clara, hacl been stolen by Jim King and his hand of Rustlers. Taking advantage of the excitement v.t the time of the abduction of the girl, the Rustlers had also carried off a number of the best horses they could find. ... At daylight the next morning the entire popula-tion of Deadwood had been aroused, and in an hour half a dozen volunteer searching parties had been organized, and were looking for the trail of the Rus tlers'. \i\Then Jesse James arrived in town, one of these searching parties had just returned ith the information that they had found the trail of the main body of the Rustlers, and had followed them to their retreat in the hiils, \vhere they dared not attack them without a larger force. They had left two men to watch the camp, and had come back for help. A large party was being organized to ride at once to the hiding-place of the Rustlers to recover Clara, the mascot, first, and then the stolen horses, and later on to hang the Rustlers to the most conven ient limb. Ted Austin and Colonel Barnett, the grandfather of Clara, were to lead the party. The sudden and unexpected appearance of an unknown miner, well mounted and well armed, on the streets of Deacl,.,ood at that time aroused suspicion, and Jesse soon discoYered that he vrns the object of many questioning glances. To avert suspicion, he made a few inquiries about the purpose for which the party \Yas organized, and, when informed, at once volunteered o join the expedition. "Better show your credentials first," said an old miner. "How do we know you ain't one o' them Rustlers sent in here to get w-ind o' things?" Jesse's hand was on the butt of his reYoher in an instant hi le an angry frown passed o\'er his face, bnt he made no reply. Here's the captain, better show him your credentials, if you want to go along," said another man, as Teel Austin came up. Austin merely glanced at the new-comer, and said: "\\" e want no more men unless T esse James was here and would join lb. He is the best man I know to cope \\ ith these de\ ils ., >\.'ell, captain, l'm sorry Jesse ain't he1e. rm pretty snre from what I'\ e heard of the man that he 'voulcl go along. But I would be mighty glad of a chance to help \Yipe out that gang of Rustlers. They've been intedering \Yit h my business of late.


,, THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 15 If you'll take a look at my credentials in private may be you'll decide to-take me along." Something in the speaker's manner attracted the attention of-Ted Austin, and he looked at the man closely. A faint smile broke over his face, and, with a twinkle in hi s eye. h e turned to the alleged miner a11d said: "\Veil, as \\'e can't find Jesse Jam es, to invite him to go a long, I guess we 'll take you in his place. You can go. Jesse shot a quick questioning glance at Austin. Tl;e eyes of the two men met for an instant. -The glance of the gambler told the outlaw as plain as words: "I know you, but your secret is safe with me. Your identity will not be betrayed." Jesse understood the of the look, and nioved a\rny to mingle with the other members of the party and learn all he could of the desperate work of the band of Rustlers In less than half an hcmr the party was ready, and the order to mount was give-n. T11irty well-armed men out of Deadv;ood with Teel Austin at their head. Several of them carried long ropes fastened to their saddles, and lookingat the stern faces of the men, it was easy to guess the fate in store for every member of the of Rustlers who fell into their hands. It was twenty miles to the hiding-place of Jim King and his band. the men who formerly followed the leadership of Laramie Joe. The distance was covered in les s than 1'vo hours. As the party approached the gulch where the Rustlers we r e in camp, the two men who had been left to watch were met. They reported that the Rustlers were moving up on higher ground, from which they could command a v iew of eve r y approach and secure. a better position in \\'hich to fight, if they were cornered and forced into a fight. Every man in the party knew that the cowardly hofse thie,es would not fight unless they were cor nered, so it was deemed best to use a litt l e strategy and try to capture them all together before they had time to scatter to the mountains, \rhere it would' be almost impo s s ible to folio\\ them. An old miner, who knew that section of the country well, was selected to act as guide. From the di rec t ion in \Yhich the Rustlers e nf when they left their camp in the gulch, it wa s e\iden t they were making for the top of a cliff above the l:iea

16 THE J'ESSE JAMES STORIES. "There h e goes the shouted one of the miners, pointing toward the brink of the cliff. Jim King-, with Clara Barnett in his arms, a cloth tied over her mouth so she could make no outcry, was dodging ,. .Hi

' I THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 1 7 these fellows," a:1

' 18 THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. limbs, and then the bodies htlng liinp anJ mot ionless. The Rustlers were dead. It was a new and strange experience for Jesse James, the prince of all outlaws, to assist in the lynching of horse thie, es and murderers. As soon as the sentence of the court of J mlgc Lynch had been carried out, the band of vigilantes mounted their horses and rode back to Deadwood as thoug h nothing unus ual had taken place. Jess e Jar,1es rode \ Y ith them until they reached the cdge of town, \\'hen he quietly dropped to the rear. and without attracting attention, galloped away to join his band. ' * * I ''It is Lhe face of my dead child. the same blue e y es, the. same sort of golden hair I loved so well!" Colonel Barnett repeated over and OYer again as he stroked the head of Clara, the mascot. after her res cue from the power of Jim King, the Rustler. There \\ere three happy mortals in the cabin of Teel :\ustin, a fter the return from the successfu l pur suit of the man who had so boldly stole n the pretty Clara. Old Colonel Barnett now easily recognized his grandchild by her great resemblance to her mother. He and Ai.!stin told her in a few brief sentences some thing of her early life history, and of her relation ship to the old man \\'ho sat at her side, trembling ith the joy of having, found one to remind him of the dead daughter he had loved so well. ''Talk to me, Cla ra, my little one; it is the voice of the dead I hear when you speak!" said the gray haired old man again and again when Clara was silent. For two hours they talked, the old man listening to the music of her voice, that reminded him so much of the voice of the lo ved one who was dead. At last Colonel Barnett turned to Austin and asked: "Shall I tell her now?" "Tell her of what?" "Of the fortune that awaits her, and that she is to go home with me when I return'." "Tell her of the fortune"by all means, but as to her going home with you, well I suppose she mus t, but it seems to me that-that I--" "\Veil, go on, I am listening." "I suppose you want to know, and that Clara will want to know, now that this good fortune has come to her, ho\\ she came to be in my care out here in the \vild \\'est, and in a g

THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 19 my heart coming to life again. I have never told her one word of this, and I do not know that I ever will; it depends on circumstances; but I have learned to love the girl as I once loved her mother. I am not going to stand between her and the fortune you say awaits her, but think a moment, Colonel Barnett, and tell me if I have any claim on the gratitude and the love of the girl." "You have, indeed you have!" answered Colonel Barnett, warmly. "I am an old man now, and the child can brighten my few remaining years very much, but if she loves you I shall not stand between you. But first I must put her in possession of her fortune, if that villain Trainor has not already squandered it. As to her loving you, let her decide." Colonel Barnett called Clara back in the room and told her briefly something of Ted Austin's claims on her gratitude. Then he asked her if sl1e would go and take possession of her fortune, and then come to his home to take the place in his heart of her dead mother. ''Mr. Austin and I are your best friends, Clara, you must choose between us!" Clara, the mascot, hesitated a moment, her face coyered with shy, sweet blushes Then looking up at her grandfather she ansvYered, very slowly: "Mr. Austin has been my best friend, and when I go away from here, I hope he will go too!" "That settles it, you both go with me!" cried Colo nel Barnett, and he shook the hands of Ted Austin, the gambler, with a fenor that Clara did not quite understand at the time. CHAPTER XXIX. fHE FIRST LA WYER IN DEADWOOD. Old Bill A.dams, a typical down-easter, when he went West, and a typical frontiersman after ten years in the mine s had made his stake as a tniner and had settled do\Yn as landlord of the most pretentious hotel in Dc<>.clwoo

20 THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. The young lawyer was given the best roo m i n the and she i s an orphan. Pretty as a picture, too. Ever house, and he knew that his exhibition of skill in the see her?" use of revolvers would prove to be a stronger creden tial for him than a diploma from the Hanarcl law school. That night Jess e James, for it was the outlaw him self. disguised as Stuyvesant Van Zandt, the lawyer, strolled into Ted Austin's Monte Carlo faro bank. He did i10t tale a hand in any of the games in progre ss, but stood around watching the people who came

THE J E SSE JAMES S T O RI ES 21 As Trainor spoke he drew a roll of bank bills from his pocket and handed them to the lawyer. "Keep your money. I neyer accept a fee in ad Yance." replied StuyYesant Van Zandt. "Come to my office to-morrow, and vve will talk over your case."' The \a\Yyer turned on his heel and le[t the room, leaYing a Yery much.excited and alarmed :Kot until late at night in its early days \\"as Deacl "ood to be seen in all its glory. In the full light of day cabins, huts. tents and dug-nuts looked just what Lhey \\"ere, places lo exist in. nothing; more. But at night. when the bla z e of kerosene lamps shone from a hundred saloons. gambling-houses. and dance-halls. the scene was changed. Then eYery thing that looked so dull a11c1 ta\1 d ry by clay shone brilliantly in the artificial light. Jesse James took a stroll t h rough the principal street of the town, but he die! not remain a\Yay from the Monte Carlo long. His object in goi11g out was to return, and slipping in quietly keep a 1vatch on Jim Trainor without being seen by that accomplished Yilla i n. It \1as after ten o'clock. and the great rush of busi ness at Ted Austin's place set i n The bar anassion a s he looked at the beautiful girl. "He mea:1s to get possession of the girl and her fortune, too," sai d Tesse to himself, as he noti ced t h e e xpression on the face of Trainor. Stuyyesa n t Van Zandt was at leisure t h e follow ing morning 11hen J i m Traiuor, still carefully d isguis ed, call eel by a i1poin t men t. '{ "Good-morning. I\lr. Trainor Pray be seated and we will get to business a t once. You calle d t o talk over the matter of the fortune you holGi i n trust for Miss Clara Barnett I b e lieve?" \i\Tho the devil are yon and what d o y o u mean?" cried Trainor, as the la\\"ye r placed a chair fo r him and .i\ent on talking as though the matte r under dis cussion was of little importance. So perfect vyas the di:::.gui se a ssumed by Jesse James that T r ainor did not suspect his identity. ''I am Stuy\'esant \ ra n Zandt, attorney at law, at yonr s en-ice. 1 am from N e w Y o r k and the descendant of one of the old Knickerbocke r families. You are from St. Louis, I believe?" Trainor \\"as tllllnclerstrnck. I t was evident t h a t Lawyer Van Zandt kn ell' his history, and it woul d be useless to cleny his identity or his business in Dead1vood. But hi s game '..vas not lost yet. He \ \ 'Oulcl try a ne11 mo1 e i f he found himself i n a corner \\'ith a muttered oath T rainor asked: "\Vell, suppose I am the man you say, how did you learn so' much about me and my affairs?" ''Oh, we lawyers have. many ways of finding out things." \ Ve i l what do you want of me?" "Your 'signature to the papers transferring t h e fortune left i n yom keeping to Mi ss Barnett. I sup po,;e you came out here for the purpose of turning o\'er the money to ?" ''\Vell, it seems to me if you are to act as my law yer I have the right to say a fe\\" words about how this case is to be conducted." ''I am not acting as your lawyer, i n fac t I have been retained by the other side. I merel y sent for you to arrange all the legal formalities before w e s end for Barnett and her fr iends for the final trnnsfer of the property. "You are a devil!" hissed Trai nor. "How much


22 THE JESSE JAMES STORftES. do you want to throw up this case and let me settle it myself?" "So yon admit that you are Mr. Trainor, the cus todian of the young lady's fortt:ne ?" Trainor saw he had been ca:.;ght in a trap and he ground his teeth in rage. \ V ell blast you, suppose I do admit it, what h -., t en: "\\' hy, we \\ ill get to business at once; but admiss ion v,as immaterial, as I know yen Yer: well, and knO\\. all ahont the trust. I also knO\\" how George \\."aters died." This last \\as a center s hot and Trainor winced. He at once changed his tactics. 1\ssuming a mild and sincere tone and manner h e said: "Ye:::, I admit that I am Jim Trainor, and my business in Deadwood is to turn oYer to Miss Clara Barnett the for une I held in trust from her father, who '" as my dearest friend. :i\Iy only reason for at tempting to conceal my identity was tha t I wanted to be sc:re th<>.t I h a d found the right Miss Barnett." "Your reason \\ ill be accepted for the present, and now l will send for my clients and we will ha\e' the transfer s made at once. The wrote a note, and calling one of the boys employed about the hotel, se n t him out with it. Half an hour later Ted Austin entered the rooms of the lawyer,, accompanied by Clara Barnett. Both a ppearecl surp;ised, but Stuyyesant. did not gi\'e them ti;ne to ask any questions. \ Vith a polite bow Lawyer Van Zandt placed seats for his visitors, and then turning to Miss Barnett, he said: "Some Yery important legal business required you;-presence here; that is my excuse for sending for you at this l im e 'The gentleman on the other side of the room is Mr. Trainor from St. Louis, and he i1as come all the way to Dead\Yoocl to see you on a pleasant mission. He l ins been the of a l arge forl.nue left you by your father when he cliecl. Your father had great confidence in this gentleman's and made him the g-;.1 a rclian of your fortune as well as yourself. You w ere taken from his care, hmYeve r, for reasons I need not tell you now, but he retained control of your money. Since you were taken from him he did not know \vhere you were until quite recently, and as soon as he learned where you lived he at or,ce s-::t out for Deadwood to deliver your fortune to you." Cbra had been told of the f ortune that awa1ted h e r by her grandfather and she \\"::ts not so much surprised at the statement of La,yyer Van Zandt. J'.m Trainor had been thinking yery fast while the lav.-yer was talking. He was in a corner, but he was not going to give up that fortnne wid1::rnt a struggle. !\ncl h e Incl also resolved to make an effort to obtain the gi rl along with the fortune. La\\yer Van Zandt arose and laid some legal:. looking papers on the table. 'Here i s a document transferring all ti1e property left to :'.\1iss Barnett by her father from her guardian and trustee to her own custody. You will please sign it, Mr. Trainor, here in the presence of witnesses." "Pardon me, sir, I do not mea n to question your legal knowledge, but I think Miss Barnett will have to go to St. Lonis, and sign a receipt for the property on the records there. Of course I want to turn it over to her as soon as poss ible, but I want to do it legally." Something in the manner of the man and the wicked gleam in his eye warned Lawyer Van Zandt that his suggestion was only a move to gain time or to get the g irl away from her friends and into the power of this man. ", \s counsel for Miss Barnett, I assure her of the legality of this transfer. You will please sign the papers at once. Lawyer Van.Zandt handed Trainor a pen as he spoke. There \\ as something in the voice and manner of the la\Yyer that warned Jim Trainor that he was cornered and not make another move. He groun d his teeth in rage, but he slowly reac.i1ed fo r the pen and signed the papers. The lawyer and Anstin then signed their names as "itnesses. Taking the p;:iper the lawyer ha11ded it to Barnet t, who tl1a11ked him and arose to go. "You may tha:Lk :.Ir. Tr;iinor if yon wish, and say goocl-b> to him nm,, as he i s goingback to St. Louis :.:.t once and will not retu;n to Deadwood." As the la'.Yye r spoke he gave Trainor a look which the latter understood to mean that he must agree to anything lie said, and h e did not den y that he was going to take an early departe and leaye Dead "ood for good .


THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 23 \\'hen Ted .\nstin and Clara Barnett left the room, Jim Tr;i!nor \\"aS speechle ss "ith rage. He had been completeiy ot t\Yittccl. and compelled to g-i,e up the fortune that had so long been in his custody. by a man \rho seemed to know all about him, and yet could not recall ha,i11g seen this man before their chance meeting in the the night before. As he arose to lea,e the room he gave the la\Yyer a look of terrible h atre

24 THE JESSE JAMES STOf:UE S. an idea that Detective \\Tithers would be in De:id wood that morning. and if he had succeeded in spotting the outlaws the sooner they knew it the better for them. Frank made some sl!ght changes in bis disguise. and \vent forth to see what was going on outside, but he sa\Y nothing suspicious. The two outla\VS were among the first to arriYe at the little cabin where the wedding was to take place. Ted Austin met and bade them welcome. Jesse called Au::ii:in aside, and the two held a brief whispered comersation. The oullaw tolJ h'.m frankly the identity of himself and his brother, and. a lso of the possibility that the cletecti\"e might att empt to take them at any time. "T1.1ey will not molest you here,'' said the gamb ler, c_1uietly. "Teel Austin never forgets his friends, and you have been my friend." he saicl, extending his hand to Jesse. "Yot1 remain here as my guests, and you will be safe." Austin stepped aside, and spoke a few words to one of the men who bad formerlv orked for him i n his gambling-house. The ma1{ left the room at once, and ten minutes later, two of the best horses in Deadwood were saddled and hitched in a shed only a fe w feet in the rear of Austin's cabin. Austi n hel d a fevv minutes' conversation in an unde rtone with another of his friends, and, before the time arrived for the wedding, ten quiet, but de termined-looking men, with pistols in their belts, took up a position just outside the cabin door. The wedding ceremon y that made Clara, the -mascot, and Ted Austin man and \Yife, was a sl1ort and simple one. The bride looked pretty and happy, and Ted was the proudest man i n Deadwood. They had just begun to receive tl 1 e eongratulations of their friends, when a miner rushed into the room in an excited manner, and, calling Austin aside, said: "There is a man outside who says is a detective with warrants for t"o men \Vho arc in here, and he insists that he must see you at once." "Go and tell him," answered Austin, very quietly, "that if he comes alone he can come in here and see me, but on no other condition. If he attempts to force his wav in. shoot him clown. I have men enough outside to keep his entire posse. Teel Austin never goes hack on his friends. The miner left the room. and soon return.ed "ith a message from Detecti,e \ \"ithers, for the officer had given his word that he would come in alone, if Aust i n would asst1re him that he would be allowed to return unharmed after the intervie\\.. The assurance was promptly gi\-en, and a m inute later the bold detective stepped into the room. \ 1 \Tith a polite bmv to Austin, he said: "I am very sorry to be compelled to so rudely in terrupt your wedding partv,. Mr. Austin, but I have a stern duty to perform, and the men I am after baye escapcc1 me so often in the past I cannot afford t o take anv chances this time." ''Ancl \Yho arc the men vou are after that vou expect to find here?" -"Frank .and Jesse James, the outlaws. They are guests here. That is J there in the guise of Stuyvesant Van Zc;ndt, the lawyer, and the man at his side is his brother Frank." '_\nd you ha-,e come to take us?" asked Jesse, with a smile. "I have," replied the detective. ''\Vhcre arc your \':z.rrants ?" "They are here," and the detectiYe p1aced his hand on his pistols. ''I am r;oing to take you this time, and yon \':ill save unnecessary bloodshed if you s;urender quietly. I haYe the house snr sounded, and yon cannot escape me this time." The cletectiYe advanced tovYe>.rd the t\yo octtlaws. but Ted Austin sudcleniy stepped bet\\ce11 them and placed his hand on the officer's shonldcr. '"\!\Tithers, you know me," said the gambler, quietly. ''I always keep my word, and I never desert a friend. You are here on my word that you s h all not be harmed. These men are my friends and my guests. You cannot molest them in my house. Do not attempt it, for you know I will protect my friends with my life, if need be. vVhile you think you have the house surrounded, my men in turn have surrounded vour men. You must reti re quietly, : 1 Ir. \ \'ither:s, you cannot make any arrests in here." The detective was crestfallen, bnt he turned toward the door. ''I will go out. he said to Aus tin; "but I giYe you notice I shall return and take these men prisoners, or die in the attempt.'' "Don't be 2.larrned," saicl Austin to the 011tiaws, "my men outnumber his three to one." "You are very kind." said Jesse: 'but we will not allow a fight here at this time on our account. \Ve can get away without it." "In the shed back there vou will find two of the fastest horses i n the town. Take them, a n d my best wishes go with you," said A.ustin, as he shook hands with the two outlcnvs. Cla!a. the mascot. hacl been an interested .specta tor of all that had taken place. She now came forward, and extended her p retty white hand to Jesse. "I \Yant to say good-by, too," she said, 'and I want to thank you again for the great favor you did me in helping me to get possession of my fortune. I upclerstand it all now, and I shail neyer forget your kindness. Good-bv ." There vvas more tenderness in the voice of the outlaw leader, when he said good-by to the pretty bride, and stroked the little white hand that lay in his b1g bro\vn one, than had been heard i n it for a d -ay before. The farev,ells were quickly said, and the outlaws


THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. 25 slipped quietly out the back way. They hurriedly mounted horses waiting for them, and were out of town by the time their flight was discovered by the detectives. Detective \Vithers anJ his men burst into the cabin. ith drawn pistols in their hands. but they foand only a quiet wedding party. The outlaws were gone. "Curse them, they have escaped once more, but I shall not give up the trail. Mount boys, and ride at once to Shadow Guich; we will find them there. Thev shall not e scape me.'" v\ !ith curse s loud and deep, Detecti -.e \Vi the rs and his men m ounted, ancl started in pursuit of the fleeing outlaws. CHAPTER XXXII. .::oLORADO LA S'r TR[P. The outla\ v brothers rode a-apidly out of Deadwood. and headed their horses for Shadow Gulch "\1\' e'll get the boys together, and rnO\e over into \:\'yoming for a while I guess we'll be o u t of \\Tither's territory Ihere. He is only employed by the stage and express companies to slop these little collections we have been taking up.'' "\Vonder how he penetrated your disguise?" "I don't know. He has cut short the promising legal career of Stuyvesant Van Zandt, and Dead '.'."ood is left without a lawver. I should ha,-e been in politics in a month, and might have been governor of the territory in time but for him. I tell you blood will tell in this country, and a genuine Knickerbocker can succeed anywhere, if he only gets a chance. .. 'VVelJ, that little racket is all over 110\Y, and we h;:id better turn our attention to getting out o f this locality without delay. \Vithers aind his men will be on our trail \vithin an hour . and y, c don't want to risk a fight, if we can help it. ; An hour later, the outlaw ieaders rejoined their men "t the new cat:np in .Shadow G ulch \vhere Frank left them the Jay before when he \Vent up to Deadwood to find Jesse. The band were called together at once. and a con sultation was held. Te:;se wanted to make one more collectio11 irom the stage, company before they left the vicinity for good, but Frank and Dick Little urged discretion. "Up in Wyoming we \vill find a rich field that has never been worked,. said Frank, "and there we can do more business than we c a n here." It was finally decided that the gang would. 'break camp at once, and set out for Cheyenne or Laramie, wyoming-keeping a lookout for any business that turn up on the road. A few minutes later they rode out of Shadow Gulch in single file, and _;;tarted up the stage road to the northwest. * * Detective and his men were not among those \Yho crowded about the stage on y,-hich Ted Austin and his bride lef t Deadwood, to wis h the happy couple a safe ancl pleas ant The detective \Yas too muc!1 chagrined at the escape o f the outla\Y S to \ri s h any 011e happiness that clay. Dut he knew the customs of the \Vilcl \Vest too well to blame :\ustin for the part he had played in the e scape of the J air.e s boys. Jesse had acted square with tl1e gamblers. and the \Vesterner never deserts the man who has b een his friend. '"I'll capture those deYils, or driye them out of the tetTitory before l am a week older,"' said \\7ithers, a s he ordered hi s men to mount, and look for the trail. _\fter two hours' delay. two hours that were cious to the outlaws, \Vithers and his men found the' trail of the ] a mes boy s and followed it out of Deadwood down to Sl1adow Gulch. they found the deserted camp, and the fresh tra i l of the bandl leading away to the northwest. "I gues:; they have made up their minds to get av .my," said one of the detectives companions, whenJ he noted the direction of the "The Deadwood climate is getting too warm for t h em, and they kn@w. when they have got enough. "Forward men. on the trail!" \Vas the brief of DetectiYe \Vitbers, and he urged his hors6 for-1 ward, ieading his men in the direction the outlaws had gone. * * * A stagecoach \Yas climbing up the moantain $fl.St of Shadow Gttkh. bound east. It was an extra. coach, and carried inore than one lmfldred thousand.' dollars in gold bullion. It was the most valuable cargo the express company had e ver sent 0ut of Deadv/ood by any one stage. There was 011e driver in the service of the aom.pany who could be trusted to drive that stage. The man for the trip was Charley, whose nerve and presence of mind had so often saved the stages of the company from robbery at the hands of daring road agents. Four of the fastest horses owned by the comJ:>any, were gfren to Colorado Charley for the fi.rst miles of the trip, which \rnuld take him past the' haunts of the outl:.rws, and the scene of -their previous robberies. Four well-armed guards were sent out \Y1th the treasure coach, and only three passengers were t;;i ken on board. One of the guards on the bax with the driver, and the other three rofiie inside where they could k

26 THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. day. A trip that i1wolved extra dangers was ah,ays to his liking. He thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of a brush ,,-ith the road agents. Toiling up the mountain, Charley told stories that gave the three passengers cold chills, and joked ,,ith the guards \rho rode \\"ith him on the box. \\'hen the summit of the mountain was fi na 11 v reached, at)d the leavaved his long \rhip, and shouted to his lulrSei. At the sound of hi s ,oice the spirited animals sprang forward. and, in a few moments. they were galloping wildly down the mountain, ,,-bile coach swung from side to s id e in a manner that threatened to thrnw it off some of the high cliffs, and send it headlong to the bottom of a canon The three passengers inside tumbled in a heap at the bottom of the stage. and made no effort to get up. EYen the guards who had ridden with Colorado Charley before, looked as if they \rished they ,,ere somewhere el se. For a mile the terrific pace con tinued. The stage was rapidly approaching a sharp bend in the road. On one side a steep cliff rose fifty feet high. and on tlie other there \\"as an almost perpendicular precipice do\Yn to the bottom of a nari"ow caf1on more than one hundred feet deep. The road,rny ,,as not more than eight feet \ride around the turn. Jt was a dangerous turn. hut Colorado Charley sho,,ecl no intention of slackening the speed of his horses as they approached the clangerous bend in the roa-. his face turning p:ile. pulled hard on the reins. and applied the full force of the hrakes. He shouted a Yigor01 1 s \Vhoa !" to the leaders, but the horses were going too fast lo stop suddenly. \\rhen the guards glanced ahead. and sa\ Y the ca11se of the sudden slackening of they turned pale and gripped their rifles firmly. Two hundred feet down the trail ,,as a barrica(fe, and gathered aro111Hl it were a dozen clesperatelooking men all \\0ell mounted. Colorado Charley had seen those men before. anti he knew what ,,as coming. Jesse James and his men on their way wes t harl heard the rnrnble of the stage as it came dasl1ing dmrn the mountain. Reining up his horse. Jesse said: "Dismount boys. and block the road quick. \Ve 'll show that .detecfo e and his gang that w e can do business with the111 out on om trai I. \Ve 'II go through this stage as a parting fare\\"ell to the company and .their ciete .ctives. Block the road. T f Colorado Charley is 1ce. ''D--i1 'em. s!Jo,e 'em over," said Jesse, bu Frank protested, and the men were al!O\ved to !iv The four hors es and the coach were heard t strike the botto111 of the cafion one hundred fe below with a : crrible thud. Bloodthirsty. hardened \\"retches as they were, th outla\YS co11l

l d Y)UR 0VINIE)NS 0F MEN. Grai.--id Prize Cor.a.test GIVIEN AWAY. 22 VALUABLE PRIZES t.c; H is a chance for every reader of JESSE J /\MES \VEEKL Y. Boys, you have ail heard of the plucky little who has beeri making himself famous on the other side of the world. 11 What do you think of him? \vhat characteristics do you see i11 his face? What has he done, anyway? n \Vhat do you think is the best thing he ever did? The boys who can best answer such questions applying to any famous f\meri-1, can, known for his brave deeds, v.-ill win handsome prizes Here is the p lan of one of the most noyel contests ever p la ce d b e for e the A m ericau boys. Look up what interesting facts you cau find about any fa mou s Ame ri cau. 'flte n write tl: e m out i n your d own words, stating your owu opinion of h i m, his appearance and the particular achievem e :1t \\"hie Ii pleases y o n H the most. The fir s t priz e w i ll be awarded to the p e r so11 se u di!!g in t h e m ost i11ler:::s t i11g :rnd b es t written : 1 article; the 11ext best \Yill win the s e cond prize, aud so on. It make s 110 h o w sliort the y a r e but 1 1 0 c o n t< tribution must be longe r than 500 words. ,, ) l LOOIC AT 'I"'HE ,.. The t w o who se11d 11s til e most TWO FIRST interesting and b es t writte n a r ticl e s PRIZES will each r eceive a first-c l a s s Cam-1 erJ, complete with achrom:it ic lens, and loaded with six expos ures e ach. Absolutely ready il for u s e. For square pictures 3Yz x 35; inches ; capacity six exposures witho\1t reloading; size of camera x 4Yz x 5 inches; weight 15 ounces; we ll made co vered with grain leather and handsomely fini shed. The five who s end us the next e FIVE SECOND b est arlicle.s will e ach recei v e a PRIZES "Sterling" 1fogic Lantern Otitfit, together with 72 admission tickets and a large show bill. Each lantern is 10 inches high, 4 inches in diameter, with a r}6 inch plano-co111ple x coudensi11g lens and a :?1-iuch double conplex objectiv e l e ns. "Cses kerosene oil only. FIVE THIRD PRIZES The five who send us the next be s t articles will each receive a Hand some Pearl Haudle d Knif e. The se knives baYe each four blades of the best Et1gl ish steel, hardened and tempered. The h andle is pea rl, the lining brass, aud the boi sters German silv er. l""or ten next best descriptions, t e u sets of the lntest and most entertaining Puzzles and Novelties 011 the market, numbering three puzzles eac h, inclucli11g Uncle Isaac' s Pawnsho p Puzzle; the Magic .Marble Puzz le and the Dewou Outfit. This Contest closes December I. All contributions must be in by that date. SEf;JD IN YOUR ARTICLES AT BOYS. W e a r e g::ii11g t o pu h i i s h all o f tl1e L e s t during-the progre;;s o f the C o ut est W e will h a v e to rese rv e to ourse lve,; t h e r i g h t of judg ing w!Jich article bas the m ost lllerit but our re aders b1ow. that the y ma y d e p e:i d upo11 Stree t & S mith, :.:nd o n the i r a bsolute fairn':!ss aml jus tic e in c c;iclu c tiJJg Co n tests. This one will be u o exc ep ti u n t o the rnle \Vhethe r yollf c onlribl1tio n w i n s a p ri z e or 11o t, it s tands a go od cli:w ce of being pl:Lli s'.1ed t c getlie r \\ "ith I the name o f the wr! t e r. J T o b e come a contes ta n t for the prize you i1rnst c n t out I the Charactzr Contest Cott pon printe d in t!1is i s,;u e :Fill it out properly, and it to JESSE }A:v. E s W E EKLY, care of Street & Smi t!J, 238 Willi a m Street, ::\"cnr Y o r k City, I to gether with your artic l e No contribn t io n ill be c o u sidered tli a t does not !Jaye l11is ac companying it. COU P OX. "JESSE JAnES WEEKL y ,, CiLUUCTER CONTf.ST No. I. Date ................... .................. 1901 Name .............................................. . City or Town ............ .... . . ................... ........................................... ........


CHA RACT E R PRIZE CONTEST During the prog r ess of the Prize Character Contest this department will be devote t o the publica tion of the best articles sent in by the contestants. Here are some of the best ones received so far. They :ire cornmg 111 with a rush boys, so hurry up and send in your articles as soon as possible An Exciting Career. (By Cec il Humphrey, !vie111phis, Tenn.) You will be surprised, I thiuk, to learn that I spoke to some of my schoo l mate:-s about entering your p rize contest and writing an article on \:Villiall1 Bain bridge, the great naYal hero, yery few of the boys knew who he w a s. I have always f elt sorry for hi111 becatts e he was such a brave mau and ha

THI:: JESSE JAMES STORIES. 29 tution during the attack upon the town, and saw the infidel retreat under the shelter of his forts. At last the Bashaw was obliged to sign a treaty, and Bainbridge and bis companions were again free. The Danish consul who so kindly assisted the prisoners was publicly thanked by Congress. On his arrival in the United States, Bainbridge and his officers received an enthusiastic welcome. The gallant captain's fortune had been greatly reduced during his confinement in Tripoli, and be was now ob liged to again engage in the merchant navy. It was in St. Petersburg, in 18 II, that he learned of the declaration of war with England. The northern seas were blocked with ice. He could not sail home, but he traveled overland. It was the dead of, winter, and Bainbridge uearly lost his life in falling over a precipice iu Sweden. When be arrived in Washington he found the navy laid up. Bainbridge and Commodore Stewart denounced the foolishness of this course. Their suggestions were adopted, and the navy again floated. War was declared 011 1 the ,18th of June, 1812 and found Bainbridge in command of the Constellation. He was shortly after trausferred to the Constitution. He was uow resohed to retaliate for his imprisonment by the Barbary powers, and sailed for the M editerranean in company of tht Essex, Captain Porter, and the Hornet, Captain Lawreuce. Near the Braziliau coast the Coustitution met the English frigate, Ja\"a, 49 guns and 400 men. An engagement "was beg11n which lasted oue hour and a half and res11lted i11 the total destruction of the Java. The prisoners were transferred alioard the Constitution. Lieuteuant-Geueral Hislop, Governor of Bombay, was a passenger of the Ja\"a. He was treated with great courtesy by the American captain. The Constitution returned to the United States for repairs, arriving in Boston Harbor February 27! 1813. Bainbridge was col!ducted t o his hotel by a regiment of infautry. H e was placed O\"er the CharlestowJJ 1iaval station. In company with Hull and Decatur he prepared a code of naval signals. He al s o placed Boston Harbor in a state of defense. In 1815, he sailed for Algiers to the Moors to rettiru to peace. In 1819 he agnin visited tbe Mediter ranean, Jandi11g in all its principal harbors,. In 1831 the death of his only sou, an aceompfished young man, thre w a gloom over the close of his life. He died of an of pneumonia in his sixtieth year, Philadelphia, July 28, 1833. The Hero of Bunker Hill. (Written by Thomas Carter, Danbury, Conn.) In the I.ittle village of Brooklyn, Conn., lies the body of Israel Putnam. The tomb-a brick structure, upon which rests a weather-browned slab-is fast going to decay, but the inscription can still be made out. It is as follows: SACRED BE THIS MONUMENT, to the memory of ISRAEL PUTNAM, ESQUIRE, Senior Major-General in the armies of the United Slates of America, who was born at Salem, in the Province of :Massachusetts, li>D tlie 7th day of Jauuary, A. D. 171 8, and died on the 19th day of May, A. D. 1790. PASSENGER, if thou art a soldier, drop a .tear over the dust of a Hero, who, eyer attentive to the lives allCl happiuess of bis men, dared to lead where any dared to follow; if a Patri ot, remember the distinguished and gallant services rendered thy country by the Patriot who sleeps beneath tbis marble; if thou art honest, generous and wortl)y, render a cheerful tribute of respect to a man, whose generosity was singular, whose honesty was proverbial; \v!Jo raised himself to universal esteem, and offices of emiuent disth1ction, by p eri;oual worth qlld a usefu 1 Ii fe. Almost every popular favorite has his nickname. They ca I led Geueral Jack sou "Old H ickor) ," General Taylor was al ways called "Old Zack." General Israe l Putnam, the hero of Bunke r Hill and of previous conflicts with the French and I11di.u11s was better k11own_by the whole army under the familial' title ___


30 THE JESSE JAMES STORIES. of' 'Qld Put" than either by the military rank be had honestly earned or the simple Scriptural llame bis father and mother gan'! him. I would like to have a career as great and famous as bis. The Hero of Lake Erie. (By Charles L. Evans, of Erie, Pa.) I noticed your prize contest for the best articles on famous men a11d I desire to become a contestant. Fol lowing is my article: Oliver Hazard Perry, one of the greatest naval heroes iu the world i s k11oi\ n by his most celebrated \ ictory as ''The Hero of Lake Erie." He was a very liandsome man :111d had au absolute dis regard of dang er. When the war of r8r2 broke out Perry was ruaster commandant of th e flotilla of gunboats defending tbe har bor of Newport R. I. He wanted to get a command ou tb e sea, but he thought he coulu not get an opportunity, so he offered himself to Coa1moclore Chauncey, who was at the head of tile lake ser\'icc. His tender was accepted, :md he was ordered to join th e commodore at Sackett's Harbor. He remain e d here 011e tllouth. Now his opportunity, and as it turned he could not have ha. d a more brilliant if he had spent th e whole time on the sea. In March he wa s seut to the northern extremity of Lake E rie to s uperintend the construction of several gunboats for the protectiou of the lake harbors. In May he received tidi nts that Chauncey was preparing for an a'1ack 011 tlie British forts at the mouth of the Niagara. Alt this time lie was at Erie, from which Ile hastened to join the commodore. The Americans were successful in the attack, and the Niagara \YaS freed from til e presence of the Britisll. Perry w::;s enabled to bring illto tile lake fiye vessels which had remained ill the harbor of Black Rock, the Britis b gu: 1;Joats in the river preventing their escape. Perry s a iled with his new acqu i sitions to Erie. Having crossed the sandbar at this place with all his vessels, he sailed for Sandusky, where lie received instructions that a <.:onsiderable British force Jiad collected at Malden, for which piace he immediately sailed. On the roth of September 1813, he met the enemy and the battle was commenced by tlle firing of a gun from the La;vreuce, Perry's flagship. Perry's squadron con sisted o f "nine vessels, carrying fifty-five guns. The enem y had vessels with sixty-three guns. Each fleet 11ad about five hundrnd meu." At the beginning of th e battle the Lawre11ce was exposed to the raki'11g fire of the three largest vessels of the Br itish. For two hours she sustained this fire. The other American vessels were unable to assist the Lawrence, and Perry, findi11g sbe was fast sinking, jumped into a small boat, and passing through a storm of shot, transferred hjs flag to the 1 Niagara. He is said to have exclaimed ou leaving the Lawrence while some one was showing him the danger of reaching the Niagara: "If a victory is to be gained I'll gain it." Having reached the Niagara safely, he bore down on the British frigate Detroit, whose fire had so much damaged the Lawrence, and, comiug to close quarters, poured in a deadly fire. At this moment auother British frigate, the Queen Charlotte, collided with the Detroit, and botb became entangled. Perry took ad \'antage of the accident, and continued to rake the two frigates. In se\'en minutes they bad struck their colors. All the other ships surrendered. 'l'he battle was fought with equal valor on both sides, and the victory was one of the most, if not the most, splendid in the history of the American navy. It destroyed the British power on Lake Erie, and opened the way for Harrison to the invasion of the Province of Ontario. The geueral received the following famous dispatch from Perry immediately after the victory: ''We haYe met the enemy, and they are ours-two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop." Perry next appeared in Michigan, where he assisted in driving the British from that State. He crossed with the Americans into Canada, and was present at the bat tle of the Thames. On his return home Perry was received with honors everywbere on his route. A gold medal was giveu him by Congress, and he was requested by the city of New York to sit for bis picture. In 1814 Perry joined Commodore Shaw's squadron in tbe Mediterranea11. While here he unfortunately became entangled in a quarrel, which ended in a duel. He struck an officer named Heath for what he thought dis respectful conduct. The matter was carried before rnurt martial, but was not adjusted. A duel was fought in October, 1818 at \Veehawkeu Heath sliot first, but Perry did uot return his fire. He said ''the meetillg was a compeusation to au officer whom he bad injurect." That showed the stuff he was made of. lu I8'15 he sailed with the rank of COllllllOdore in the John Adams, for Venezuela to protect Am e rican corn merce in those quarters. Whil e sa iling down tlie Ori11oco he n as attacked by the yellow fever, of which he died iu his thirtyfol1rth year, on the 23d of August, 1819. His remains were interred \\itb every respect by the British governor at Port Spniu. Later they were removed by order of Collgress and interred with great' honors aud at the public expense;+n the cemetery at Newport.


Hunting and Trapping Thi s depar tment is brimful of i nformat ion and ideas of i nteres t to the young tr appe r and hunter. Write us if you have ar:y questions to ask con cerning th ese subjects, and they will be answered in a special column. Address all communications to the H unting and Trapping Department." A TRA P FOR LARGE GAME. This trap is constructed after the idea of the oldfashioued box or rabbit trap, and has been the me.ans of many a hungry b ear or even puma, whose voracity has exceeded its cu1rning. The lynx and wildcat are also among its occasional Yictims ; and inasmuch as its prisoners are taken alive great sport is often realized be fore the captive is brought under control. The sides are built of stout young tree trunks, cut into sections and firmly dri\en into the grotmd close together. For a large animal-a bear, for illstance-the enclosure be about seven feet cle e p two and a ltalf feet wide, and four feet high. The top should be built in with the si cies, after the manner of a l og cabin. 'l'he two posts at the entrance, should be first set up. 011 the back side of each, !tear the end, a deep notch should b e cut for the reception of the cross piece at the top. This should like wise be n o tched in a similar man sides of .each end, so as to singly the notches 111 the uprights on the one side, and into t!Je second pair of uprights 011 the other. Tltese latte r shollld next be inserted firmly into the ground, haviug bee n preYiously notched on both sides of their upper ends, as described for the cross piei:;e. They mny either be fixed jn pla{:e and the cross piece sprung in bet \ Yeen them at the top, or the latter may be held in the notches of the first pair, while the se cond are bei ,11g inserted. Conti1111e thus until the fol l length of the sidt>s are reache d, whe n the end may b e c l osed h>y an llpright wall of plain logs, eitl1cr lJamrnered itJto the grouud, after the 11Ja1111er of the side. s, or arrall;ed one above another ia 1'.10tches between the two end uprights. The slidiug door is next This should be large enough to cover the opening, and shotilcl be made of stout board s labs, firmly secured by cross pieces. It sho11ld be made to slide smoothly into grooyes cut into. perpendicular logs situated on each side of the opening, or may be arranged to slip easily b etween the flattened side o f one Jog on each side and the front of the pen. Either way vorks well. In the latter an additio11al 11pright or short b oard s hould be inserted iu the ground at thee,dges of the s l id ing door, to preveut the latter from being forced t o either side by the effo rts of the enclo s ed captive. There are two or three ways of setting the trap, depending upon the desired game. For a wildcat an upright post two feet in length should be cut to an edge at 011e e11d, and wedged in betwee n the logs at the top of the trap, near the middle. ..\cross the top of this a pole feet in length, s hQLJld be rested; one end heing attached by a loop, or secured ill a notch i n t h e sliding door, and t h e other supplied with a strong strin g about four feet i n length, wi t h a stick eight inches in length secured to its end. Through the center Jog, in the back of the p en, a11d abont two from.the ground, an auger hole should made. The bait stick with bait attach ed should be inserted through this hole from the inside, a n d the spindle caught the outside b etween i t s pro jecti11g end and a nail dri\eu in the adj oining uprigh t. For a bear the bait shonld consist of a piece of m eat scented with burned hqneycomb. The odor of honey will tempt a bear into almost any trap, and e\'en into such close quarte rs as the above he will enter wi t ho u t t h e slightest suspicion, when a feas t o f honey is i n view. The victim steals in t h e trap t o get h is prey. H e d is lodges stick and the d0t!>r falls, makin g him a prisoner. This 'trap is rlrnch used i n India and Asia for the cap ture of the tiger, and the jagl1ar of South A m e rica is freq ueutly entrapped by t h e same devices. HOW T O TRAP MUSKRATS. The muskrat, or musquash, is very much like a be:ner on a small scale, and is so well-known throughout the United States that a detailed description or il lustration will hardly be necessary. Reduce the size of the b eaver t,i one foot i n leugth, and add a lcrnl<( flattened ta i l, instead of t)1e spatula-shaped appeudage of this aud "e .will have a pretty good specimen of a muskrat. The body has that sa1i1e thick-set appear a11ce, a11d the gnawing teeth are yery large and pewerfttl. Like tlte beaver, the muskrat !milds its dome-like ltuts in pottds or swamps, IYhich it freqnents, and although .110t as large a s those of the beaver they are co11structed i11 the same mauner and of the snme materials. J\foskrats are mostly 11012turnal in their habits; they are tireless swimmers, and in the winter travel great distances the ice; all of which pecnliarities are like the b::nver. The food is quite variable, c onsistin g of gr:1SS and roots, oa t s, corn anp other graiu, apples _and m1ts, apd even tomatoes, turnips, carrots, mnss cls :rnd clauis, wlieneyer these can be found. The usual method of trapping them is to set the trap 1111der two inches of water on the projecting logs or stones on the border of the strean1s wl!ere the signs of t!Je animal i11dicate its recent presence. The trap should of course be secured by a diaiu, which \"\ill lead the ani. mal into water \Yhen captured, and thus effect its .


32 THE JESSE Ji\MES 11peedy death by drowniug. fo this case bait is not uecessary. If their "feeding grounds can be discovered or if their tracks indicate any part_icular spot where they crawl ashore at the water's edge, at this point a trap may be set with good success In this instance it is well also to se t it under water, baiting with a piece of turnip, parsnip, apple or the like, suspended a few inches above the pau o f the trap. Late i11 the fall, when collecting their building material, they form large beds >f dried grasses and sticks, and a trap se t in these beds a nd covered '\Vith some loose such as grass, chaff, or the like, will often secure the animal. 'fhe trap, in this case, should be attached to a spring pole tbat is, a pole which will jerk the trap into the air if Jilllled ou, as the muskrat is a wonderful adept at self amputation when its escape depends upon it. '!'he trap is sometimes set in the iuterior of the house, and may be accomplished by first breaking an opening :in the wall, near the ice, the trap being i nserted and set, afterward covering it with the loose grass and moss, which is geJJerally abu11da:1t in the interior of these huts. When this is done, the chain should be secured to a stick on the outside, and the hole reP,aired. No spring vr sliding pole is necessary in this method, as the animal when caught will immediate ly nm for the water, and the Vl'eigbt of the trap will siuk and drowu its prisoner. baits are sometimes used in trapping the musk rat, the nmsk, taken from the female a 'nimal being par tic't11arly valued. The oils of rhodium and amber arc also snc(:essfully employed by many trappers; a few drops of either in the neighborhood of the trap, or directly upon it, are sufficient. BOOKS ON STENOGRAPHY, TYPEWRITING ANO REPORTING Tu _to 'l"ery many for books on the snbjects ot steuo:.: l &llhY.,, f\to . wo hani 111uY we are 1>nahleI to ntrt"l' t.l1e following to U10 .roa'l\trs o1 th16 at rc111nrlohly olrnn p l'Hte. Tiw!-le wishliig io tako up th1 fitwly of Ste11ogrn.phy, or w l\orlAP'ire n1l1!jtion11l hnoJte ou'tbe Rllh.ieot. will tl11d ernr> pl!ase of tho sulJject iu the l JOoks llern ofl'ere u .l!'ollowini; is ti.le list: of Phonnfrapll;v ............................. oloth. $1.00 Pho110:,:\'t11-Hic .................................. 11a.pe1\ .2r, l'ho1101!r:l)ll1lc Cl>pyllonk ... ........ .......... J>apAJ', .05 J>hono:zrn phio lte1uler ......... . ... 1>11per, .25 C11u111:i.11lon .. _. ..... . el 11th, 1.00 Phaunj" (611\ <11ilt1011] ............................ clot!J, 1.00 Pltouorra.phlc J>ktionary aud Phrao Book [re T]8en a11il cnuoolidated] ....................... e 1n t h. 3.00 llnh1ess Letters, No. l. .............................. 1ap111per. .50 J ... Scie tttillc. l,y1ww1 iter Instrut lor ...... -lHlp1 r. .;j() '!'ouch Writ'll1 .. --'8hi .lthey e1lltion ...... ... p:ipflr, .50 J111llet:: 'l'onoh Wrltt>r-Douhlekey!Jomd etlitlou . p:tpcr, .;:;o MM. h.r 1'1111< .................................... ......... Jll\)let, .'.lfi Gn.111e or .. ................. ....... llOX, .7::i Dit'iderl Pro, etl1s ..................................... hox, .50 Ch\rl!'s of Bhor ,rl11mll ...................... )>>11wr, .25 Thorne' Praotlc-al Court Uo11orth1g ................. ulo1h. 1.00 B1oiY1l's Mnste'. of Shnrt11a11d .. ...... p11pr, .a5 Jlow J.enir: A flymposii\111 .................... ..... ii"P!r, .5 0 11011' J,habets of agatc t .ype, which h:n;e never been used, to exchnuge fo1 best offer of forcig:1 st.ump) ;. CIGARE'l''l'E CARDS.-J. A Pct.erson, 25 Bromfield s;., Boston, l\IaEs ., 11as u75 cigarette cards, ten albums, and 500 U.S. postm



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