By Charles Lee Martin
Sam Bass might be the main infamous Texas outlaw of the 1870s. inside 4 years he and his band robbed trains, levels, and shops from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He used to be no longer a killer, and as the railroads and their excessive freight charges have been unpopular, Bass quick grew to become a mythical hero. however, Wells Fargo brokers, railroad detectives, Texas Rangers, and posses of personal voters chased Bass from his hideout in Denton County, Texas, in the course of the outdated Southwest till he used to be shot by means of Texas Rangers in an tried financial institution theft at around Rock, Texas, in 1878.
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Hogg, whose brother was later governor of Texas. " Because the author was a member of the posse which chased Bass all over Denton County, he told some things firsthand. A first edition of this book is now practically unprocurable, although it has been reprinted, once by the Page x Frontier Times in 1926 after it had been run serially in that little magazine, and again by these same publishers in 1932 in a ''Museum Edition'' with a different format and with eleven pages added by the publishers. In 1877, Alfred Sorenson was bold enough to publish under his own name a book dealing with Sam Bass.
Or, the History of a Crime. The Great Union Pacific Express Robbery. The original edition was published in Omaha by the Barkalow brothers, and it was later reprinted by C. B. Dillingham of New York, though I have never seen a copy of the latter edition. "Hands Up" was published immediately after the Union Pacific robbery took place and is devoted almost entirely to this crime. It gives the most complete and detailed account of it yet written. It tells of the killing of Collins and Heffridge, and ends a little later with the killing of Berry in Mexico, Missouri.
This was discouraging and he stopped the business in disgust. His home was made a regular ranche. He had a "gay girl" to solace his hours, and Sam and Jack Davis had to have one each, too. What, with lasciviousness and dram drinking, the two and their inamoratas led a fearfully fast life. But everything comes to an end without money, and funds were running short. Some sort of venture must be made to increase the finances. To this end they got a few more girls of the same order as of those living with them, and they opened a regular brothel.
A Sketch of Sam Bass, the Bandit: A Graphic Narrative : His Various Train Robberies, His Death, and Accounts of the Deaths of His Gang and Their History (Western Frontier Library) by Charles Lee Martin