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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1913, Image 13

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You don't have to try It to prove
Ask any. old:time detective, who
has "seen criminals rise, -flourish for a
time,, then -spend the rest' of- their
lives- in' prison or in exile.
' Ask the four surviving members
of -the "Wild Bunch" who are hiding
in 'Chili or were'a year or two ago '
what they have to show for their
career of crime.
Fifteen years ago there wasn't a
mor6 daring band of criminals in the
world ' than this "Wild Bunch," as
they called themselves. You've heard
of them of the famous "Hole-ln-the-Wall"
bandits. Prom 1895 to 1902
they .'terrorized the West "and South
west; tfom Wyoming to Texas. After
each crime they sought refuge in the
"Hdlerin-therWall" country in- Wy
oming until thVhue'and cry subsided,
when they would return to Texas.
"Black Jack" Ketcham was their
leader, with "Bill" Carver as chief
lieutenant Then there were Sam
Ketcham, Elza Lay, Lonny and Har
vey Logan, also known as the Curry
brothers, "Plat Nose Qeorge" Curry,
Bob Lee, "Deaf Charlie" Hanks,
"Butch", Gassidy, Harry Longbaugh,
also called the "Sundance Kid," and
Ben Kilpatrick, the "Tall Texan."
Two women, too Laura-Bullion and
Etta Place.
Hobbing railroad trains arid coun
try banks was their criminal' special
ty. They robbed the Butte County
bank at Belle Pourche, N. D., in-June,
1897; held up the Union Pacific ex
press train at Wilcox, Wyo., in June,
1899; held up-another Union Pacific
train at Tipton, Wyo., in August,
1900, and a month later robbed the
Fjrst National Bank of Winhemucca,
Nev., of $32,640 in gold. In June,
1901, they took $40,500 in b.ank notes
from a Great Northern-train at Wag
ner, Mont And these were only some
of the larger of a hundred or more
robberies that netted the "Wild-

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