Jesse James' ruse, or, The Escape from "Lame Horse Settlement"

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Jesse James' ruse, or, The Escape from "Lame Horse Settlement"

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Jesse James' ruse, or, The Escape from "Lame Horse Settlement"
Series Title:
Jesse James Stories
Lawson, W. B.
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New York
Street & Smith
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32 p. ; 26 cm.


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Dime novels ( lcsh )
Criminal investigation ( lcsh )
serial ( sobekcm )

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University of South Florida
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The University of South Florida Libraries believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
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028820734 ( ALEPH )
741363894 ( OCLC )
J14-00040 ( USF DOI )
j14.40 ( USF Handle )

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No. 40. E11tered as Second Class Matter at New York Pust Office by Si'REET & SMITH, a38 William St., N. Y. Price, Five Cents. CRIED ST.AR, AS THE WATCHING DETECTIVES SAW ANOTHER HORSEMAN OOHING TOWARD THE NEGRO AT A HEADLONG GALLOP.


I s sued Weellly. By Subscriptio n /2.50 per year. E "tered as Second Class ltfatter at tlte N. Y. Po1t Ojfiu, by STREET &: SMITH, :ua W11/U.,,.St. N. Y. E n tered ac cortii111r to Act of CtJngress in tke year 1qo2, in t& Office o f Ille L i braria n of Omgress, Waslzi nrton. D C. No 40. r N E W YORK, F ebrna r y 8 1902. Price Five Cents. JESSE JAMES' RUSE: OR The fram "Lame Horse Set t lement" By W. B. LAWSON. CHAPTER I. .'.!'RIC KING fHl<; DE TF.C' tIVF, 5 "\i\Tha r s ther s tuff Jess?" "Yonder in the brus h heap. There's thirty th o u sand in sp ec ie, and it's pretty n ea r c os t me my life t o get it. I d c m"t int e nd t o l et i t slip throug h m y fingers, i f I c a n help it!" J ess e J a m es, th e fam o u s o utl a w stre tch e d him self o n th e ground as h e s p o k e a nd hi s co mp a n io n -another o utl a w ; dro ppe d

2 THE JESSE JAMES STOR I ES. Jess']] come to his senses m a minute!'' said Frank James, sternly. Bink Ba1-ro\YS, another member of the outlaw gan g, came out of the dugout just then, and Mrs. James brougQ.t all four a cup of the coffee she had been making. Five minutes l ater, all five were h ard at work get.ting ready for the Pinkerton men, whom tl1ey knew I were on their track to hunt them down like wild beasts and turn their carcasses over to the government. This thought flashed throug h the great outlaw's f mind as he helped to dig a hole in the ground to hide the treasure that he had stolen, and made him work like a beaver in sp ite of his injuries. The treasure in this ca se consisted of a box containing thirty thousand dollars in specie, which he had stolen from the \Velis-Fargo Express Company a few clay s previously. After the box wa s buried and all traces of their work carefully removed, J e se James did somethin g that astonished those who. knew him best. It was a plan to trick the clever detectives and bring his brother and himself a little nearer to med ical treatment. Going into the dugout, he brought out' an okl 'chest that had been hidden under so me leave s It contained a lot of feathers. some beads, moc cas ins and Indian blankets, leggins and short leather breeches. There were dried bloodstains over the whole lot, b u t that did not matter, and the others knew him too \.vell to ask any questions. Then the outlaw removed his own coat and trousers and s tuffed them full of leaYe s so they \\'O uld resemble a human body. His companions did the same. and all put on the Indian garments. The four bogus figures were gronpecl in vari'o u s positions on the floor of the dugout, Jes se James arranging the wide-brimmed hats and stout 'boots so as t o make the illu s ion more perfect. Then the outla\\s blocked up the door of the dng out with a monstrons stone, and stuck the barrel of a rifle into the crevice so that only the muzzle was visible. This looked

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