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Bunch" more than half a million dol
' lars in seven years.
Not at the price they paid. Listen
"Black Jack" Ketcham was hang
ed at Clayton, N. M., for killing Sher
iff Edward Far?, who was trying to
arrest him for a train hold-up.
"Bill" Carver was Idlled in Texas
while resisting arrest for a murder
committed in Sonora.
Sam Ketcham died in the New
Mexico penitentiary of wounds re
ceived in a fight with a sheriff's posse.
s Eliza Lay is servihg a life term in
New Mexico for his share in the
Cimarron train robbery.
Lonny Logan was killed in Mis
souri while resisting arrest.
"Plat NOBe George" Curry was kill
ed in Utah while resisting arrest.
Bob Lee has Just finished ten years
in the Wyoming penitentiary for his
part in the Wilcox train robbery.
"Deaf Charlie" Hanks was killed
in San Antonio while resisting arrest
Ben Kilpatrick, "The Tali Texan,"
Is finishing a fifteen-year sentence at
Atlanta for the Great Northern rob
bery, and Laura Bullion did two years
and a half at Jefferson City for her
share in this crime.
Harvey Logan got a twenty-year
sentence for the Great Northern rob
bery, but on November 29, 1002,
broke away from his guards at Knox
ville, Tenn., stole a horse and fled to
Three of the "Wild Bunch" escaped
paying the immediate penalty of their
crimes only by fleeing the country.
"Butch" Cassidy, Harry Longbaugh,
the "Sundance Kid," and Etta Place,
who also poses as Longbaugh's wife,
went to Argentina. All of them were
expertB with horse and rifle. Etta
Place is a markswoman equalled by
few men, and with what they had
left of their share of the loot they
bought a ranch in the interior. Here
they were Joined later by Harvey
They picked then ranch location
with care a high tableland or mesa, j
from which they could see for 25
miles in every direction. And in Air-
gentina they resumed the lawless life
for which they had been driven from
the United States.
For two years they raided country
banks, held up wagon-trains and ter
rorized a large section of interior Ar
gentina. From their refuge on the
mesa they could see any posse that
might approach from any direction
in time to make a clean getaway
should suspicion point toward them.
But not until a letter written to a
pal in the states fell into the hands
of American officers, who advised the
Argentina authorities of the presence
in South America of this 'dangerous
remnant of a dangerous gang, were
Preparations were made to capture
them, but they got wind of the com
ing of the officers and fled again
this time across the border into Chili.
There they are yet, or were when
last heard from three men and a
woman 'who dare not come home and
whd dare not stay long where they
are condemned through their own
past record of crime to a life of con
stant ""moving on."
Does crime pay?
Ask any of the members of .the
"Wild Bunch" who are serving their
Ask the lonely woman down on the '
Eighteen, ears of corn cut from the
cob. Salt to taste and add three eggs,
one at a time, and beat rapidly- a tea
spoon of sugar, a tablespoon of but
ter, one even tablespoon of corn
Starch, made smooth with little cold"
milk. Stir all this mixture, add three
cups of cold milk and put all into
freased pudding -dish. Put in pan of
ot water and bake in oven half am
Another great compliment for
Hiram Johnson! Boise "Penrose
fiercely denounces him. :