I asked him if the superintendent D. Neithet one bowed nor spoke to the other. They had their faces painted up, and had made all necessary prep- by Google Twelve Years in the Saddlu. I also took my rangers, George Black, Jim Farris and Frank Hofer, the latter being the best Indian fighter in the bunch. Once, while we were with the regiment, the soldiers captured, somewhere on the Arkansas River, four hundred mules, one hundred and twenty-five or thirty wagons, and several Yankees.
The second throw I put him into my loop. Several men who watched us arrest Yoakum and Gregg were in sympathy with them, and claimed that Yoakum did not try to draw a gun on me. He, also, had a message to deliver to Mayes about us, and had nm his horse fast enough to beat us a minute or two, but too late to give Mayes sufficient time to get away. They made such conflicting statements in trying to get out of trouble that the grand jury indicted Dave Camp- bell and his father for the murder of Edd Hart- man. Windsor, the proprietress of the hotel, as- sisted me in making the search on Mrs. I am satisfied that he was no thief, but his children were expensive in their way of living, and caused him to fall behind and make this great mistake with the State.
Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. The wood blazed up in good fashion, but in a Uttle while we commenced wondering where the smoke was going to. To us modern readers, it is too matter of fact, which tells us something about both Sgt. When we reached the town, Old Man Wilson, the great friend of Yoakum, swore out a warrant for me, charging me with assault upon Yoakum. I met him after he was given his freedom, and he was very friendly with me, and, as he was making a splendid citizen, I welcomed his friend- ship, and-told him I was glad to see him a free man and doing well. I never knew before what it was to be in such a good home. My grandfather, John Sullivan, was born in Ireland.
I then put him under arrest and told him to tell me the truth. He then asked me if I wanted to go and try it, and I told him that that hundred dollars looked mighty good to me. I at once went north with them to Groesbeck River, about five miles out of town, where I found a herd of cattle. Each priest put his hand on the man's head, and they knelt to- gether in prayer for several minutes. He said that he had been thirsty an hour or two and had been wishing that I would stop and pitch camp, so he could get a drink of water. Hunter was pacing around after Lawson with a heavy rock, but never did get in his lick. After procuring sufficient evidence to show that they had stolen the cattle, I went to Brackenridge and informed the sheriff of these facts, and he and I went to the office of the justice of the peace, where I swore out warrants for the arrest of Yoakum and Gregg.
We were traveling on the Tom Chism Trail, which led to Smoky River. I have, also, seen men in good circumstances disobey the law for some material acquisition, and lose whatever they had thereby gained, together with all they ever possessed before, trying to stave off the prosecution; and they were fortunate, even at that, if they are not finally sent to the penitentiary. Indians on The Warpath ' While the ranger boys and I were camping on the North Fork of the Red River, still in search of Bill James, we received a call to go about twenty- five miles further up the river, to protect a family who were threatened with extermination by a band of Indians. Nearly four hundred passengers, including many women and children, were on the train, and they seemed to be very grateful to me for the part that I played in saving their lives. The sheriff sent his deputy, Frank Freeman, with me to make the arrest, and we reached the herd late in the evening. I told him that I had ridden the pasture for two months, and I didn't believe that there could be over fifteen hundred or two thousand head of cattle rounded up in that company's brand. Smith, her daughter, and three young men were.
This was about two months before the close of the war. After arresting Smith I went on that evening to Jack Scott's house to arrest him, too. They still believed Jeams to be guilty, however, and lectured him about an hour and a half before they let him go to bed. I had the leading part, it is true, in the incidents related, but the reader will see that I was not the whole show—there were others. I have not gone into details in this case, as I have in some others. Hughes was tried for this, but was acquitted, as the killing occurred at night and no one saw him shoot Whitehead, and it could not be proven that he was responsible for the officer's death. Britton, a ranger, aided in making the capture.
The Bells were kin to Kirk, the murdered man, and Henry dreaded them. After I had eaten breakfast, the old lady told me that she was Jim Long's mother, and that the other lady was his wife. When the old man saw us sur- rounding them he called out to his son to fire on the front men. I took with me two deputy marshals, Jeff Minet and Tom Mason. Henry then informed us that if his brother-in- law, John Williams, happened to find out that he was captured, that he would gather a band of men and take him, from the officers and set him free.
Later on my 111 o t h e r married a Mr. Then I was to go out a few miles and drop back suddenly at the right moment and capture James. I have enjoyed the Smoke Stack Restaurant during my visits to Thurber and fascinated by the many coal mining references in the book. Carothers is the man who killed a Mr. The convict had escaped from the penitentiary after serving five years of a ten-year sentence for horse stealing. They said that they had watched every movement that she and the man made when the man passed her house, and that they could swear that the woman's statements were opposite to the truth. We accepted her invitation, and when we stepped into her room we hardly knew her, she was dressed in such fine style — diamonds in her ears, diamonds on her fingers, and diamonds on log chain bracelets, and a three-hundred-dollar scarf pin.
The series of stories needed a bit of editing but since Rangers who wrote the stories decribing their experience as Rangers. Jim and I went back to bed, but could sleep no more the rest of the night for think- ing over this exciting episode. Is he with the herd, or is he at camp? He also said that he had made it a rule to steal only from men who were no able to prosecute him heavily if he was caught. My grandfather, John Sullivan, was bom in Ireland. I stepped bdck about four or five feet from the door and ordered the boys to fire through the door, and we emptied our Winchesters and sixshooters. He said, in his letter to Capt.