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The Northfield Tragedy, or the Robber's Raid

By J. H. Hanson
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  • THE NORTHFIELD TRAGEDY.
  • LAYING OUT THE WORK.
  • A MURDER PLANNED.
  • JESSE JAMES RECOGNIZED.
  • NORTHFIELD
  • THIS EVENTFUL DAY.
  • THE BATTLE
  • THE BRAVE GIRL
  • APPALLING, SICKENING, TRAGEDY
  • “THROW UP YOUR HANDS,”
  • VILLIANS WILL BE BAFFLED,
  • HIS LIFE BLOOD STAINING THE DESK
  • RED HANDED MURDERERS.
  • TELEGRAPH WAS SET AT WORK,
    • THE DEAD BANDITS.
    • IDENTIFICATION.
    • BILL STYLES,
    • CLELL MILLER.
    • SCENE OF THE BLOODY ENCOUNTER
    • LIVELY FUSILADE
    • MR. F. WILCOX'S STATEMENT.
    • BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT.
    • SACRIFICE HIS LIFE
    • “MURDER!”
    • “THE GAME'S UP.”
    • SAVAGE BLOODTHIRSTY PROPENSITY
    • THE BANK,
    • HEYWOOD'S DEATH WOUND.
    • MR. E. E. BUNKER'S STORY.
    • NICHOLAS GUSTAVSON.
    • THE INQUEST.
    • THE ROBBER HUNT.
      • ON THE ROAD.
      • THE DASH THROUGH DUNDAS
      • THEY WERE OFFICERS AFTER HORSE THIEVES,
      • THE PURSUIT.
      • “TO HANG THAT D——D CUSS.”
      • A BALKY NAG.
      • THE PURSUIT GROWS HOT.
      • THE BIG WOODS
      • WONDERFUL ESCAPE
      • WE'VE GOT THEM NOW,
      • TRADING HORSES.
      • ANOTHER HORSE TRADE.
      • SAFE FOR AWHILE.
      • LACERATED EXTREMITIES
      • AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED MEN,
      • BOWIE KNIVES BY THEIR PLATES.
      • AT JANESVILLE.
      • VETERANS OF THE WAR,
      • THE ST. PAUL POLICE
      • THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE,
      • FINDING THE HORSES.
      • LONG LINE OF SKIRMISHERS
      • EXCITING NEWS.
      • DUNNING,
      • LOOKING FOR ROBBERS,
      • THE NORTHFIELD ROBBERS,
      • A MOMENT OF DREADFUL SUSPENSE,
      • MR. SHAUBUT,
      • A THOUSAND EAGER HUNTERS
      • CROSSED THE BRIDGE,
      • SOME ONE HAD BLUNDERED.
      • A TRAIL
      • ROBBER'S CAMP,
      • BEAUTIFUL MINNEOPA.
      • ALL AGES AND ALL NATIONALITIES,
      • AN INTERVIEW WITH THE YOUNGERS,
      • THE LINE ADVANCED.
      • COURIERS WITH NEWS,
    • ON THE ROAD.
    • THE DASH THROUGH DUNDAS
    • THEY WERE OFFICERS AFTER HORSE THIEVES,
    • THE PURSUIT.
    • “TO HANG THAT D——D CUSS.”
    • A BALKY NAG.
    • THE PURSUIT GROWS HOT.
    • THE BIG WOODS
    • WONDERFUL ESCAPE
    • WE'VE GOT THEM NOW,
    • TRADING HORSES.
    • ANOTHER HORSE TRADE.
    • SAFE FOR AWHILE.
    • LACERATED EXTREMITIES
    • AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED MEN,
    • BOWIE KNIVES BY THEIR PLATES.
    • AT JANESVILLE.
    • VETERANS OF THE WAR,
    • THE ST. PAUL POLICE
    • THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE,
    • FINDING THE HORSES.
    • LONG LINE OF SKIRMISHERS
    • EXCITING NEWS.
    • DUNNING,
    • LOOKING FOR ROBBERS,
    • THE NORTHFIELD ROBBERS,
    • A MOMENT OF DREADFUL SUSPENSE,
    • MR. SHAUBUT,
    • A THOUSAND EAGER HUNTERS
    • CROSSED THE BRIDGE,
    • SOME ONE HAD BLUNDERED.
    • A TRAIL
    • ROBBER'S CAMP,
    • BEAUTIFUL MINNEOPA.
    • ALL AGES AND ALL NATIONALITIES,
    • AN INTERVIEW WITH THE YOUNGERS,
    • THE LINE ADVANCED.
    • COURIERS WITH NEWS,
    • A NEW DEPARTURE.
      • ANOTHER ESCAPE.
      • BORROWING A HORSE.
      • ON THE NEW TRAIL.
      • SMALL HEEL AND SQUARE TOE,
      • BREAKFAST AND A HAT.
      • CAVALRY RAID BY RAILROAD.
      • ON THE BOUNDLESS PRAIRIE.
      • THREE DAYS' HUNT.
      • ONE OF THREE TRAILS PASSING BETWEEN
      • LAST HOUSE ON THE FRONTIER
      • A FORCED MARCH
      • CAMP COLE YOUNGER.
      • UNABLE TO LIFT THEIR LEGS.
      • PURSUIT WAS HOT.
      • AFRAID OF THEM,
      • A VULGAR INVITATION
      • GOING TO SIT THERE ALL NIGHT,
      • THE LAST SEEN
    • ANOTHER ESCAPE.
    • BORROWING A HORSE.
    • ON THE NEW TRAIL.
    • SMALL HEEL AND SQUARE TOE,
    • BREAKFAST AND A HAT.
    • CAVALRY RAID BY RAILROAD.
    • ON THE BOUNDLESS PRAIRIE.
    • THREE DAYS' HUNT.
    • ONE OF THREE TRAILS PASSING BETWEEN
    • LAST HOUSE ON THE FRONTIER
    • A FORCED MARCH
    • CAMP COLE YOUNGER.
    • UNABLE TO LIFT THEIR LEGS.
    • PURSUIT WAS HOT.
    • AFRAID OF THEM,
    • A VULGAR INVITATION
    • GOING TO SIT THERE ALL NIGHT,
    • THE LAST SEEN
    • THE CAPTURE.
      • “WHAT'S THE USE?”
      • ROBBERS WERE FOUND.
      • HAD SEEN THE ROBBERS
      • FINDING THEMSELVES FOILED
      • THE BANDITS DESCENDED THE BLUFF
      • BRIAR ROOT PIPE
      • LOOKED LIKE AN ARMY
      • A VISIT TO MADELIA.
      • AT MANKATO,
      • DISAPPOINTMENT
      • ARRIVED AT MADELIA,
      • COLE YOUNGER,
      • JIM YOUNGER,
      • BOB YOUNGER,
      • PROJECTING CAPACIOUS BROW,
      • OPINION OF THE DETECTIVES,
      • WE HEARD THE MEN
      • LIVING ON CORN.
      • THE DEAD MAN
      • OSCAR OLESON SUBORN,
      • THEY WERE THE ROBBERS,
      • SAYING THEY WERE HUNTERS
      • “I PICKED UP MYSELF FIRST,”
      • DURING THE WHOLE NIGHT
      • THE ROBBERS' LEVEE.
      • THEY HELD A LEVEE
      • THE JAMES BROTHERS
      • “GOOD BOYS TO THE LAST.”
      • ARMED SENTINELS
      • COURAGE OF SEVEN MEN
      • SYMPATHY,
      • COLE YOUNGER
      • FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES,
      • WHEN ASKED ABOUT HEYWOOD,
      • BOB YOUNGER,
      • WHY HEYWOOD WAS SHOT,
      • “READ YOUR BIBLE,”
      • FOXING IT,
      • A DANGEROUS UNDERTAKING,
      • WAS NOT MY FAULT,
      • THREATS OF LYNCHING,
      • DISPOSITION OF THE CAPTIVES.
      • AT ST. PAUL,
      • MR. JAMES MCDONOUGH,
      • DETECTIVES' TRIP TO FARIBAULT.
      • BROTHERS IN CRIME.
      • A LARGE NUMBER OF LADIES,
      • BLOODY BANDITS
      • “APPRECIATE A SUBLIME LIFE!”
      • IMPRISONMENT AND TRIAL.
      • A COMPANY OF MINUTE MEN
      • THREE BANDITS,
      • THE NEAREST TREE,
      • INSIDE THE JAIL.
      • IN COURT.
      • THE GRAND JURY
      • IN THE COURT ROOM.
      • BLOODY BROTHERS.
      • “GUILTY,”
    • “WHAT'S THE USE?”
    • ROBBERS WERE FOUND.
    • HAD SEEN THE ROBBERS
    • FINDING THEMSELVES FOILED
    • THE BANDITS DESCENDED THE BLUFF
    • BRIAR ROOT PIPE
    • LOOKED LIKE AN ARMY
    • A VISIT TO MADELIA.
    • AT MANKATO,
    • DISAPPOINTMENT
    • ARRIVED AT MADELIA,
    • COLE YOUNGER,
    • JIM YOUNGER,
    • BOB YOUNGER,
    • PROJECTING CAPACIOUS BROW,
    • OPINION OF THE DETECTIVES,
    • WE HEARD THE MEN
    • LIVING ON CORN.
    • THE DEAD MAN
    • OSCAR OLESON SUBORN,
    • THEY WERE THE ROBBERS,
    • SAYING THEY WERE HUNTERS
    • “I PICKED UP MYSELF FIRST,”
    • DURING THE WHOLE NIGHT
    • THE ROBBERS' LEVEE.
    • THEY HELD A LEVEE
    • THE JAMES BROTHERS
    • “GOOD BOYS TO THE LAST.”
    • ARMED SENTINELS
    • COURAGE OF SEVEN MEN
    • SYMPATHY,
    • COLE YOUNGER
    • FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES,
    • WHEN ASKED ABOUT HEYWOOD,
    • BOB YOUNGER,
    • WHY HEYWOOD WAS SHOT,
    • “READ YOUR BIBLE,”
    • FOXING IT,
    • A DANGEROUS UNDERTAKING,
    • WAS NOT MY FAULT,
    • THREATS OF LYNCHING,
    • DISPOSITION OF THE CAPTIVES.
    • AT ST. PAUL,
    • MR. JAMES MCDONOUGH,
    • DETECTIVES' TRIP TO FARIBAULT.
    • BROTHERS IN CRIME.
    • A LARGE NUMBER OF LADIES,
    • BLOODY BANDITS
    • “APPRECIATE A SUBLIME LIFE!”
    • IMPRISONMENT AND TRIAL.
    • A COMPANY OF MINUTE MEN
    • THREE BANDITS,
    • THE NEAREST TREE,
    • INSIDE THE JAIL.
    • IN COURT.
    • THE GRAND JURY
    • IN THE COURT ROOM.
    • BLOODY BROTHERS.
    • “GUILTY,”
  • BIOGRAPHICAL.
    • JOSEPH LEE HEYWOOD,
  • THE CAPTORS.
    • SHERIFF JAMES GLISPIN
    • CAPT. WILLIAM W. MURPHY,
    • COL. THOMAS L. VOUGHT,
    • GEORGE BRADFORD,
    • BENJAMIN M. RICE
    • JAMES SEVERSON,
    • CHARLES POMEROY
    • OSCAR OLESON SUBORN,
    • THE YOUNGER FAMILY.
    • THE CHILDREN.
    • THOMAS COLEMAN YOUNGER.
    • WHOLESALE KILLING.
  • AS A FOOT-PAD AND ROBBER
  • JAMES H. YOUNGER.
  • ROBERT E. YOUNGER.
  • CHARLES PITTS.
  • THE JAMES BROTHERS.
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