By Charles Lee Martin
Sam Bass could be the main infamous Texas outlaw of the 1870s. inside 4 years he and his band robbed trains, phases, and shops from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He was once now not a killer, and as the railroads and their excessive freight charges have been unpopular, Bass speedy grew to become a mythical hero. however, Wells Fargo brokers, railroad detectives, Texas Rangers, and posses of personal electorate chased Bass from his hideout in Denton County, Texas, in the course of the outdated Southwest till he used to be shot via Texas Rangers in an tried financial institution theft at around Rock, Texas, in 1878.
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Extra resources for 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)
Sam's first trip brought him in debt $60. He then gave Jack Davis $250 and started him with a four-horse team to freighting between Deadwood City and Cheyenne. In a little time he returned without a cent of money and with only two horses. 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.
They squandered their money, however, nearly as fast as they made it. "Come easy, go easy," it was with them, and women and wine filled up the measure of their pleasures. In August of 1876, Collins proposed to Bass that they Page 13 buy a herd of cattle and drive them to some of the Western states or territories for a market. They had a little money, and Collins being pretty well known in Southwest Texas, they succeeded, by paying part cash, in getting near five hundred beef steers. With this herd they started on the cattle trail for Kansas.
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.