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A PRINCE OF ROBBERs. m
The Greatest Stage-Coach and Railroad tj Highwayman on the Amerlean 01 Continent. di [Denver Tribune.] "The James boys are daring train robbers, fearless highwaymen, and all that, but there bf is a man 'who has not a peer, even in the tales of Turpin romance." It was Gen. R. A. Cameron, the pobtoffice special agent for this department who spoke. He tilted back in his office chair and held up to view a letter which he had just finished y' reading. "You remember the train robbery which occurred near El Paso about six weeks ago and the subsequent stoppage of a stage-coach near Tombstone, Arizona ?" "Yes." a "Well, both robberies were enshrouded in tl mystery, and we were at a loss to even al imagine who had committed them. Here I have information which convinces me that the outlaw Dave Rudebaugb, the old-time partner of Billy the Kid, is the culprit. He has again organized a gang of highwaymen. gi After having perpetrated the two robberies w named, he went into old Mexico for safety, and there will doubtless remain for some time. Rudebaugh is the most fearless and hi ingenious criminal I ever met, but New Mex- W ico has grown too warm for him. He knows that and being as cautious as he is courage ous, he will not molest that section again un- m til the coast is clear." "Rudebaugh, you know, was a close,part ner to 'Billy the Kid,' and he was captured te with the latter a year ago last fall. The causes for and the incidents of the capture are well known. The Kid was wanted for many murders, Rudebaugh was wanted for repeated and extensive road robberies. The Kid and Rudebaugh were then the leaders of a strong gang of desperadoes. When the pursuing party overtook them there were nine in the outlaw party. In the fight which at ensued one of the outlaws was killed, five of them fled and escaped, and the Kid, Rudebaugh and Billy Wilson, the notorious one-hundred-dollar-bill counterfeiter, were I captured. Owing to some technicality in ci his trial, he has not yet been convicted. ft Billy the Kid was sentenced to hang, killed his jailer, Bob Ollinger-the brave man who led the capturing posse-and escaped from th jail, murdering three other men, and was finely run down and killed by Pat Garrett in a Mexican's cabin. "Dave Rudebaugh was tried in the United States court on several indictments for hav hi ihg robbed the mails, was convicted and sen tenced to life-imprisonment. Rudebaugh while in the jail at Las Vegas some time pre vious, awaiting trial for robbery, led an es cape for his fellow priseners. It was a bold dash, and tne of those breaks that desperate men often make in the face of all possible odds. The guard opened fire upon the con- a spirators, and one of the escaping party, who had secured a pistol, returned the vol 1ey, killing the jailer. After Rudebaugh's h conviction in the Federal Court, the State authorities claimed and tried him for the murder of the jailer. He was convicted on that charge and sentenced to hang. The United States officers then took the case to the Supreme Court for the reclaimation of Rudebaugh and the enforcement of the orig- 1 inal sentence. Pending the decision Rude baugh escaped a second time from the Las Vegas jail. He undermined the wall from his cell and liberated a majority of the pris oners. The man who committed the murder for which Rudebaugh was sentenced to hang d died in his boots in an Arizona dance-hall." That was a peculiar fact. Although banded together by some friendship andjin separable in their travels, Billy the Kid and Rudebaugh always detested each other. The difference between them was singular and striking. The Kid revelled in bloodshed, murders, and cattle thieving, and Rudebaugh flatters himself that he never killed anybody. Rudebaugh is braver than was the Kid, and, despite the fact that the Kid always held him in contempt for being boastedly inno cent of murder, he admired him for his in domitable courage when emergency was of the most dangerous nature. Rudebaugh will look into the pistol mouth without flinching; the Kid would rather murder a man by as. sassin's shot than to face his victim in the yl dt e. Rudebaughis most content when on a o robbing expedition. The Kid was only sat- ci ifled when planning or executing some- sE body's death. They each detested the outlaw hi deeds and modes of crime of the other, and I1 yet they stuck together through thick and i thin, bonded by that sympathy and admira- b tion which, I suppose, hounded outlaws can :alone feel." h4 •'Is Rudebaugh peculiar in his modes of ai robbery ?" was asked. S"Oh, yeP; all mail and highway robbers ce are peculiar in their system; they all show their ear-marks in their work. But Rude-· baugh is the most peculir of them all.. When I heard the details of the two recent b robberies I divined in a moment that Rude-. baugh had committed them. In the first place i be never robs a passenger on either a stage- ii coach ok a railroad train; hi great waiknels is expres matter, and thben lad of Inchident-i ally'like, he takes thie mail. He stops a stageaosi h h Ith thebholdes of a dv.p, Agait, he never-shoots at or othaiMiss'~t I temapts to lntimldate passengers,, Re 4Js ordemw theme to UteH heldt ad temsln quiet, up*o 'a eoperypgh with the Itdji4 pirdharine of the express and maL oar matter how many or how efficient his assist ants, he does not permit them to engage in the details of a- robbery. From the stopping of the, horses and the interviewing of the driver and passengers to the breaking open of the treasure box or mail-sacks, he is usu ally unaided. These are peculiarities that cannot be changed against any highway rob ber that I know of." "What is Rudebaugh's record ?" "It would fill a volume. He is twenty nine years old and commenced his long ca reer of crime near his home in Ohio twelve years ago(, robbing the express car of a rail road train. Only to think, he started an out law in his seventeenth year ! He made a big haul and escaped to Arkansas, I think. Dur ing the intervening time he has robbed rail road trains and stage-coaches in every State and Territory between the Mississippi and the Western slope. It is not unreasonable to approximate his theft at $1,000,000. He is not dissipated: he never gets intoxicated; yet he is a reckless spendthrift in many ways. Most of the proceeds of his robberies have been lavished upon women or spent at the gambling table. These two subjects are his weakness." "Do you know him personally ?" "Yes, indeed; I am well acquainted with him. I met him for the first time when I went to Santa Fe a year ago to take a hand in his prosecution. I was agreeably su" prised to find in him a handsome, intelligent man, of striking personal magnetism of speech and conduct. He is one of the most conscientious conversationalists I ever met. You know what I mean ? There was no at tempt at deception or dissimulation in any thing that he asked or answered He was plain and outspoken, even on subjects relat ing to his conviction and the apprehension of his associates in crime. 'Why, Mr. Cam eron,' he would say, 'I can't tell you this; you couldn't expect me to criminate my partners;' or, 'Now, Mr. Cameron, I will gladly tell you so and so.' That was his style throughout. Although it was not gen erally known, it was I who induced him to confess the robberies for which he was tried. I honestly don't believe we could have con victed him if he had persisted in fighting the charges, juries in such cases are so wonder fully sympathetic. Ordinarily we find that, even when we make a case of mail robbery or a companion crime so plain and evident that the prisoner will break down and con fess, the jury has been against conviction un till the confession has been made. I suppose that that fact is attributable to the remantic splendor with which some people surround a highway desperado. While we all fear the man who robs the road at the point of the pistol, we addlire him for his daring. And this is the reason the postoffice officials work so zealously to force or induce such criminals to confess," "What is the appearance of Rudebaugh ?" "He is thick set and athletic in build, is about five feet nine inches in height. He is suave and very gentlemanly in his deport meat, He has brown hair, hazel eyes, and a heavy mustache of a shade of brown lighter than that of his hair. He is fluent in speech mildly argumentative in disposition, and has that peculiar faculty of being able to obtain news and facts where others would fail. This is a faculty which he uses advantageous ly in his search for express news on rail roads. He is as brave as a lion, and a natur al born organizer. He gathers a gang and has it in working condition in a few days. He has never been betrayed. He is always clear-headed, has the cunning of a fox, and never falls into a position of unnecessary danger through the recklessne:s of bravery or dissipation." "What did he clean up in th El Paso and Tombstone robberies mentionec?" "As near as I can estimat, he secured $3,000 in the El Paso express, and got aboqt $1,500 from the mail bags oit the stage coach. He made a miscue on the El Paso robberies. He had been laying for a large express transfer of money for San Francisco and missed the train one day. There is no discounting the fact that Rudebaugh to-day is the biggist Injun in the highway robbery business in this country. Dilatory Levers. The impatience of the parents of the young lady over the long and fruitles visits of the chronic caller was pictured in comic colors some years ago by a funny writer. It seems that it was midnight: The young man had farewelled himself out, and Emeline had locked the door and was untying her shoe, when.her mother came down stairs with a bed quilt around her, and said: "Wanted to creep up stairs without my hearing you, eh? Didn't think I knew it was an hour after midnight, did you?" The girl made no reply, and the mother continued : "Did he propose this time ?" "Why mothe ?" exclaimed the daughter. 4'You can 'why mother' all you want to, bat don't I know that he has been coming here for the lastyear ? Don't I know you have burned up over four tons of coal court ig ,d$inhe d"et a amele on hiit fha$I* l wkt teeathi iajn me. aond a ie n b . ·nwt&o.sarlgU~D O "Well I'll tell you. He'd come to time in sixty days or he'd get out of this mansion like a goat jumping over sunflower seeds." And Emeline want to bed hugging this thought to her bosom. Occasionally such visits become so burden some that the young lady talks to the young man herself. At least they had such a girl in Colorado. She had been receiving the attentions of a young man for about a year, but becoming impatient at his failure to bring matters to a crisis, she resolved to ascertain his intentions. When he next called she took him gently by the ear, led him to a seat, and said; "Nobby, you've been fooling 'round th's claim for mighty near a year, an' hev never yet shot off your mouth on the marryin' biz. I've cottoned to yer on the square clear through, an' hev stood off every other galoot that has tried to chip in ; an' now I want yer to come down to business or leave the ranch. Ef you're on the marry and want a pard that'll stick right to ye till ye pass in. yer checks, an' the good Lord calls ye over the range, just squeal, an' we'll hitch; bnt ef that ain't yer game, draw out an' give some other feller a show fur his pile. Now, sing your song, or skip out." He sang. INTERESTING. Chicago gamblers fleece the people of $8,000,000 a year. Rose Eytinge, who secured a divorce from George Butler recently, has married Cyril Searle the actor. They sailed on the Gallia for Europe recently. The Atlanta Constitution says there are at least 5,000 girls and woman at present earn ing their living in the factories of that city, while ten years ago there were hardly 500. A daughter of the late President Johnson manages a farm near Albany Texas, with such economy and success that a prosper ous future is already assured the President's two grandchildren. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says that the impeaching of Judge Cox took ten weeks time and cost $35,000 in money, and it wants some remedy for cases of flagrant drunken ness on the bench less costly and less tardy. An oun e ot selection is worth a pound of cure. Dr. Danforth, of Chicago, was the pioneer is perscribing by telephone. In 1880 he was requested by a lady's husband to telephone to her and perscribe for her. He received tol erably correct answers to all his inquiries as to symp.oms, and when he asked her to run out her tongue she declined to communicate further. Germans and English swear by God, the Latin races by the Virgin, Danes by the devil. For the Swede one devil is not enough. "A thousand devil take me," is his usual oath, or, if the emergency demand, ten thousand. In moments of great excitement he rises to the occasion and exclaims, "'Ten thousands tons of devils take me," Among Longfellow's classmates at Bow doip in 1825 were John C. S. Abbott, the popnlar historian; Jonathan Cilley, the Maine Congressmen who fell in a duel with Representative W. J. Graves, of the Louis ville district ; J. W. Bradley, the eminent lawyer and politician ; George B. Cheever, the anti-slavery advocate; Nathaniel Haw thorne, and others who achieved eminence. Guiteau has raised his rates for autographs and photographs. He has stuck up a card at the door of his cell with this inscription: "Hereafter my autographs will be sold for $2.50 per dozen, or 25 cents each. No extra charge will be made for adding religious sentiments to them, such as 'In God we trust' or something like that. My large sized photographs with autographs attached, will be furnished for $1 each, or $9 per dozen." Edith Maibe, aged 18, held a young pec. ples prayer meeting every Saturday after noon in the First Baptist church of Rock ford, Ill. These gatherings soon became larger than those which the pastor, Mr. And erson, drew to hear his sermons, and he an nounced thatno meetings'other than those he personally authorized should have the use of the house. But Edith is very popular and has hired the town hall, with the con sent and support of two of the-deacon. Lady Wilde (Speranza) the patriotic moth er of Oscar Wilde, writes: "No Irishman returned from America loyal to monarchy. On the contrary, he laughs to scorn the old bonds of servile feudalism, with all its super stitions of class worship, and his opinions soon gain many followers. The American flag holds the place of honor at all popular demonstrations in Ireland, and is always greeted with enthusiastic cheers, while the English flag is nowhere seen. The fashionable circles at Washington, the gossips, are telling people who listen to such things, that the President is courting the eldest daughter of the Secretary of state, and that the siege Indicates a surrender at an early day. The same quid-nuncs are whisp erinE about the corridors of the Capitol that Mr. Katpon, Member of QoApgaEs from IJwa may aIso lead to $te alter before long the younger saister of the tfore d daughter of the Hon. 8ecretary of State with the hard nazue to spell. ,the~arest of the Marquis of HRntly on Ihe chargpfQtoin ad iouet uop f.Jee bridled dissiaation and eztravsgannai. Ihe nobleman who has been thus disgraced at the early age of 34 enjoyed the distinction of being the Premiar Marquis of Scotland, and when he came into possession of his inherit ance a few years ago he had an incjme of about $100,000 a year. Now he is a bank rupt, awaiting his trial on a criminal charge. Horse racing, gambling and riotous living did it. Living Witnoesses. 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