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

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

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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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.

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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
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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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