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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME HI \ D BIOWM, WILLIS C. KMEILSON Yica-rrtr*. 11. J. GOCHEN’OrR, Cuhler, W. u. GOULD, Aa't-CuMhittr j ~Tln.©~ MERCHANTS 1 STATE BANK OF LAMAR IAMAH, COLOHADO. -*-D3HECSTD]BS*- jj H IIROVVN, A. II lIEHKR. \V G AMOS, R. O. WHITE. A. J. lIOISINGTON. O. G HESS. C. V. DECKER. Aleo Colorado Offico for the AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Money lo loan on Farm an ! City Property at Lowest Kates. B. B- BROWN, Manager. W. 0. I»BB. Has a Full Stock of Groceries, Qucenswarc, Glass. WIE3C, XaALMPS, KQTICKS ETC. S. Main Sreet, • • Lamar, Colo. ITTM* TnUVMKV. SO Mfl »TOC« IN »OOTH HAST COLORADO. tof WIU. Find in Store under U 3 Land OHIO® Bulletins n m smmm & ca, Forth Viin Sreet. - ' LAMAR. COLORADO. Janssen Bor’s, & Demorest —a wt-pp A T.ERS e -< Gouts, Boys and Youth’s Cloteing. dents Furnishing Goods. Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Fine Driving Gloves- AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lyon Hats. "'E HAVE SAMPLES FROM CUSTOM TAILORS IN ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO, AND C AN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT .MADE TO ORDER AT 20 PER CENT. LESS TUAN LATE TAILOR PRICES, Opposite U. S. Land Office, NORTH MAIN STREET, .... LAMAR, COLO LAMAK, COUMSVDO, KATUHDAY, NOV. 10l!i, JSSS. Mr. W. 11. 11. Llewellyn, tho lead ! inir iiM-mhiT of t.!u* N«*w Mexico del | mention t<» the Deep Water conven tion. is a young man who has seen u j Croat deal more of frontier life that : falls to the lot of the average man. j lie began his career in Omaha when i that city was the hardest place in ‘the United States, and performed j much excellent work in the detective line, thereby greatly improving the I morals ami standing of that wiclced \ town. STARTING OUT IN LIKE, j His first work of any great impor- I tanee began about ten years ago. when Northern and western Nebras : ka was being terrorized by a number jof desperadoes, who made the lives of cattlemen, ranchmen and farmers, as well as cxistance in the Black : Hills, burdens, and made them wish they had never seen tho country. “Llew ,” as he was known, went to j the Union Pacific officials, who had ; previously been trying to rid tin country of such characters, and prof! ered bis assistance. | A DARING DKK.D AMONG ROBBERS, j The railroad peple jumped at the opportunity and held out fabulou> inducements for the young man to make the hazard* us effort. lie went [to work on the stage lines between Sidney, Nebraska, and Deadwood, Dakota, and in a few mouths had “turned up” several of the worst “road agents” in the country. He I had many a fight, but seemingly bore n charmed life, and during the man) encounters ho experienced he was wound'd only once. lie shot the] man who put the ball into him and then rode 125 miles on a mule to the] railroad, with the dead robber strap ped on the saddle. During this long ride the detective had onlv one dried- ] up biscuit to eat ami a canteen full ; • f stale water t ■ -'link. For i! is I capture h>* received $5,0*:0 in cash from the miln-.nl company. AN KDU« ATKI) DK.sKKRA.DO. His most noted expliot was in the am st <*f “Doc ” Middleton, or “Hold Tooth,” as the Indi-ius called him. * Doc.” w a-* once a peaceful and well to-do ranchman in western Nebraska, owning a nice herd of cattle, and ivas known far and wide as one of the finest fellows on tho plains. He was a graduate of Vale college, had studied medicine in one of the New England states, ami practiced until his health gave out. when ho came west to recuperate. He located near Sidney, and soon became a popular land useful citizen. He hud but one failing, and that was a pa.-sinn for strong drink. Wlo-n under the infiu- nee of liquor he was ind ued to U quarrelsome, frequently insulting his best friends, who would leave him until ihe effects of his dehuii -berv wore off While on «>n»* of these sprees he entered a dance house in Sidney one night, and quarreled with a couple of soldiers. Revolvers were drawn and a number of shots were exchanged, which re pulled in the two blue coats being killed, while Middleton was unhurt The dead bodies were stacked up in a corner of the room, and the dance proceeded without further interrup tion. This rash act made Middletown an outlaw, and he at once organized a gang of desperadoes, who prowled around the country, stealing cattle and committing many depredations. AH efforts of the railroads and state authorities to break up tho gang fail ed, although many thousands of dol lars wore expended and several lives lost, besides innumerable numbers of stock being destroyed. Prairie fires started by the outlaws burnt off the grass and caused much suffering among cattle, thousands of head dy ing of starvation. It was at this date, in 1877 78, that Llewellon offered his services to Al bums Nance, at that time governor of Nebraska, promising, it given cart blanche, to put “Doc.” Middleton to the penitentiary, and to break up the rei<;n of terror. Governor Nance wisely concluded to favor the young: ! iiian. and he was soon in the saddle. If** bade farewell t.> his wife and ba -1 hies one bright spring morning, and two days later was among Middeton’s friends, who were numerous in the ‘•mall villages of the Nlobara coun | try. | “Llew” wandered in and out, apar jently having no other aim in life I than to kill time and “be one of the hoys.” He was soon on good terms j with several tough men and was a ! frequenter of their gatherings. He ■ finally located the terror of the plains : and at once set out to capture him. j Negotiations were finally entered in j to between the detective and the des perado, whereby the latter was to | surrender himself and receive as : light a sentence as the law' allowed j —the authorities concluding that the killing of the soldiers was an act of : -elf defence, and holding Middleton : amenable to the charge of horse and i < -attic stealing only. IN A TICKLISH POSITION. A meeting place a hundred miles , from any habitation was eventually : agreed upon between Llewellen and ; Middleton, who, by the way, had ’ never 1 before met, and the day ot ap pointment the detective rode to a 1 -in* spot where a dozen horsemen were in waiting. Llewellen was ap -1 parent] v unarmed, but beneath a big flannel shirt he carried a beautiful i 1 gold-mounted 48 calibre revolver w hich he could use with deadly ef fect when ho felt so disposed. He | met tin* notorious “Doc.” and liis men, who forced him to keep in , j front of them constantly, and as they ! proceeded along the banks of a creek ; the “talk was made.” Middleton agreed to surrender and | tak. his chances of reeeving the 1 un-i yof the courts. Llewellen drew j a document from his pocket and of fend it to the robber to «ign. It ! proved satisfactory and the confer ence was about to end amicably, ! when one of the gang, at the com- I maud of the thief, jerked a huge re volver from his belt and tried to shoot the officer. This act of treach ery was never carried out, as the | “gun” refused to do its bidding, the spring being too weak to explode i the cartridge, ani the trigger only snapped six times without harming | anyone. Llewellen cast a quick glance at ' Middleton, whom he detected in the ! act of drawing one of his revolvers. “You treacherous dog,” exclaimed i the detective, and out came the gold j handled revolver. “I’ll fix you Take : that, and you take that,” as two shots ; were tired m as many seconds. Mid dleton rolled off his horse with a bul i let wound in his stomach. The oth jcr scoun r el never knew what hurt him. Then, seeing that the entire j gang was ready to attack him, Llow ' cMen put spurs to his horse and sped across the divide like the wind, catch ' ing a number of bullets in his hat and coat as his blooded horse carried him along. ASSISTANCE FROM TIIK SOLDIERS. lie rode for two days and a night until he arrived at the Sidney mili tary post, where he related encounter nnd narrow escape to Captain Mona han, commander, who at once placed fifty soldiers in charge of Llewelen, with instructions to return and bag the game. The vicinity of the treacherous act was reached, and without much trouble the bandit was captured. He recovered from the wound and ' got tcu years in the Nebraska peni tentiary, good Pehavior and time re leasing him about two years ago. He is now running a saloou in south ern Dakota. GETTING Ills REWARD. Llewellen was paid $ 10,000 by the • railroad company for this service, be • sides receiving many valuable gifts : from the stock growers of the Nio • brara country. He left a short time : thereafter for Arizona, and was for several years Indian agent of the ! warlike Apache nation. lie compelled these Indians to be ! have themselves while on the reser vation, a number of times enforcing obedience at the point ot a gun. “Llew” is a man of undaunted cour age, and the same lime is one of the best hearted fellows on earth.—Den ver Times. Why are women so liable to be late at lhe train? From unbusiness like habits, lack of convenient pock ets to put handkerchief, porlmonnaio, L'love buttom-r and miscellaneous fallalerie into. Then they linger at the door for a dozen all important “postscripts,” as they do at the tail of a letter. More than all, they are always sure they can get there in five minutes, when, unles they were shot through a pneumatic tunnel, they could in no way gei there in loss than fifteen. When they are late and see the train slowly begin to melt away, why don’t they stop it once? Because like the vailant Irishman, they don’t know when they are beaten. Conundrums aside, running with , fifteen pounds of dress skirt and as much ot other “toggery,” a constrict ing corset and paper soled agonizing boots, verges on the crime of self destruction. Does your business re quire that you should ignore the laws , of health, perhaps of life? If it does, i go it! You won’t catch the train, and you will cut an astounding bg nre—a racing human female always does—but your sacrifice will be all heroic. It will mean something. Or is .ill your business going into the next town to see what is going to be worn this summer, and perchance to invest in a dozen buttons for a new eight cent calico wrapper? If so, down breaks. Walk calmly and dig nifiedlv home. Pin up the front ot your wrapper with safety pins sooner than risk bodily injury. “I have in my lite run for a train, but will never do H again,” is the | testimony of many women who have ! lived long enough to gather wisdom or acquire ill health. Running un- ] der proper conditions is not injurious, but in a state of anxious excitement | it is accompanied by distressing con i sequences. These may not at once | make themselves manifest, though it jis no unusual thing to hear of fatal results from such rash preforraanee. To be sure, the organs are not flung loosely'into the body' as some ner vous hypochondriacs seem to imag ine; all is well arranged and ealeu lated for work and to withstand or diary strain if the head be allowed to rule. But, however nicely a steam j engine be constructed, or however ! powerful built, it has its limit of ! pressure, and the driver, unless he I were out of his mind, would not run without a gauge. It is not always j making haste to hurry. The people never have anything done are always m a hurry. It the work of creation were all done we should have noth ing to do but to drop quietly into the sun. Avoid undue haste aud live longer.— Ilerald of Health. A dog was shut up by mistake in the calaboose the other day and he made his escape by scratching a hole under the door.—Las Animas Leader. The sentence of dismissal in the case of General Forsyth has been commuted by' the president to sus pension from duty for three years on half pay. Cob J. E. Frost, president of the Rocky Ford town company, has the surveyors laying out eighty acres east of town in one and five acre lots.—Rocky Ford Republican. County Commissioner 11. M. Fos dick was on the streets yesterday for the first time siuce being taken down with typhoid fever about a month ago. He has had a hard siege, but is now convalescing rapidly.—Las Animas Leader. NUMBER 22. OPEN TO COLORADO SPRINGS. Trains Now Running-Tho Rook Island R.oya.l Ves tibule. On Nov. 4 the Great Rock Islrnd Route the Chicago, Kansas & Neb raska Railway announces the open ing of its passenger service to Colo rado Springs from Goodland the late western terminons, the through trains leaves St. Joseph every night at 7:40, Kansas City at 9:05 p. m , Horton 9:15, Topeka 11:35, McFarland 1:00 a. m., Manhattcn 1:55, Clay Center 3:10, Clyde 3:55, Cuba 4:24, Belle ville 5 :00, Scandia 5:22, Mankato 6:18, Sumit Center 8:00, Phillipsborg 9:10, Almena 10:03, Norton 10:10, Colby 134 p. m., Goodland 2:45 and ar rives at Colorado Springs at 9:20 p. in. This service has been started to accommodate the immediate pressing needs of the new sections just open ed by the Great Rock Island system and will continue in operation until about. Nov. 18 when it will be re placed by the most magnificent train ever seen in the west; a royal vesti bule with luxurious reclining chair cars free, heated entirely by steam, and Pullman Palace sleeping cars built expressly for this service, the entire train running throngh without change from Chicago to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo via Kansas City and St. Joseph. W. W. Saint, one of Chivington’s most prominent young race, went to Pueblo, Monday. lie expects to take a position in the postoffice there and “the places that anew him will kuow him no more.” Success to you, Wint. —Chivington Chief. FOR SALE:—A newspaper with new hand press, jobber and full line of new type, wood type etc. It is the official paper of the county, and a live stock association, has a good subscription list, the location is good. For particulars address this office. One of our subscribers writes us the following: I want to pay my subscription, but am a little short of money, so I send you a half dozen eggs. If you’ll put ’em under a set tin’ hen, they’ll batch enough chick ens to pay a year’s subscription.— Kearney County, [Neb.] Democrat. All the babies that have been born in Garden City this season are girls. This is said to be the sign of peace. IWe do not know anything about ! signs, and pay little attention to old sayings,"but a large majority of the babies lately born in the city are girls.—Gardeu City, [Kansas,] Dem ocrat. The claims, or timber-culture fil ings, seem a rather slow method of acquiring landed estate. Too slow at least for the restless, sudden tem perament of the average American. In this region the ratio is about one final proof to four or five thousand entries made. Thus timber is not so highly cultured as would seem to be desirable.—Pueblo Opinion. “A Kansas farmer,” says the Lin coln Journal, “was recently bitten by a rattlesnake, when he made a break for a drug store, where he commenced to pour down whisky. He was very cool about it, but ex j pressed the regret that his wife had not been bitten instead of him, since, as it was the busy season, ho could not be well spared from the farm, while his wife could. Some people can glare right into the savage eyes ot death and reel off phylosophy by the yard.” The caricatures of himself that il lustrate Bill Nye’s funny stories are excellent representations, barring the few exaggerated qualities. The bald head, smooth shaven face, and gen erally cadaverous expression behind a pair of spectacles, are all there in the original article. Bill Nye is a bright-looking man. He is not less than forty years old, tall, and thin. llis complexion is sandy, and his hair very thin. His dark eyes are bright, and the prominent lower jaw, so smooth and regular in outline, has the habit of moving itself at inter vals and assuming a comical position that is about the only humorous thing in Nye’s address. Ilia good nature is never failing, There is nothing of tho dude about Bill Nye. He is too thin to have his clothes fit him very well, and too fond of as suming the easiest attitude he can find iu louuging about to raaintaiu a good fit if he ever had one.—Pueblo Merry World.