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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 01, 1912, Image 11

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"BEN THE BAB'UiKXAST-OF. WILD-WEST OUTLAWS,
SENTTOPEDEkALCPEN FOR REST OF-LIFE
At Left, Ben Crede;Cravens, Starting Out for Prison With Guard;
Inset Is Picture of ravens Attorney, Al Jennings.
Gutherie, Okla., Mar.' L The
last of the professional-, outlaws
that infested these parts injearly
days has been.taketf:td'thejed
eral penitentiary at-Fort Leaven
worth, Kas. He will Stay' there
the rest of his days if Taft doesn't
commute the sentence. The-conw
mitment" papers relerto' him as
Benjamin Crede Cravens; .' .
"Bad Ben" Cravens'-ife,story
involves more blo'ddniurder, rob
bery and general all-round cus-
sedness than most fiction. Crav
ens rode the country robbing
trains," banks', .postoffices and
stores.
Between battles with sheriffs,
death ,at the end of the gallows
fope and life terms in -prisons the
gang has,no,w passed into his
tory; "Bad' Ben" was the last to
get-his. . ' ' "
He wasbpm near Lirievlle, la.,

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