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Jesse - about two weeks ago from Jesse James, in which'...
about two weeks ago from Jesse James, in which' v v T,. lat ne would stay in this country until! be bad killed Dlak T.ittin nH that tx... v.- broher Frank and their 'families would put the At-1 "Sw yy1 Between tnem ana toe united states. Tbe Ford brothers, one of whom killed Jesse James yesterday, reside on a farm about two miles iroia Aicomona, me county seat of Bay Countv. in this State. Koharl who lli) that ahwitln. I. about 80 years old. Their house Is said to bavel teen a rendezvous of some of tbe James gang, and It was there that Dick Little killed Wood Hite. the uutuaroi uarenoe nite. wno was reoently senH tensed to 88 years in the penitentiary and is now in prison. It to said both of the Fords belonged to the James gang at one time, but this statement! does not seem to be verified. The family camel Hum iirguua 10 years ago. ana Pas always been considered respectable. For some time both brothers are believed to have been In tbe detective service, and specially engaged In hunting out members of the James gang. Their aunt. Mrs. Bolt, is supposed to be the lady who recently had a secret interview with Gov. Crittenden at Jefferson City, pov. Crittenden, at the request of the Police authorities, ordered out some of the St. Joseph Militia last night to guard the body of the dead outlaw, at there seemed to be danger there would be an at tempt made to capture It. He has also ordered out part of two companies at Kansas City to serve as guards at that place. In Jnry last Robert Ford engaged In the detective business at Kansas City. He soon got his oreden tlals as a detective, and then became engaged in the search for Jesse James, and Charles assisted bim. The one who did the shooting it rather slender, not very robust, yet wiry, and evidently capable of great endurance, as well as being shrewd and brave. His eyes are sunken, of a hazel color, and are large, restless, and piercing. His forehead is high, and his hair it thin, short, and of a light brown color. He ii about 5 feet 8 inches high, and wears a nnt brown suit. He would never be singled on of a crowd as a youth of qualities wortbi of especial notice, yet he would be taken for a mat of Iron will with the courage of a lien and an abnn dance of self-control. His brother Charles is larger, both taller and broader. His hair Is dark, eyei brown, and be is dish-faced. His lower jaw pro trades, and he has a decidedly bnll-doi look, and is. if anything, more brutal and brave; than his brother Robert. It Is evident that Charlei would be a bad man In a fight, and while Robert Ii Perhaps the schemer, Charles will come in for th cold-blooded and brutal work. The boys are ooo and self-possessed, and move with a firm and soll tread. Tbe olty is full of strangers, who have beei attracted from every direction by the news of th tragic doath of the notorious outlaw. Indkpbndencx, Ma, April i. This city 1 1 wild witn exoltement over the death of Jessi t James. Heretofore fear of his revenge has re strained the people from taking extreme actloi against all of the accused train-robbers. Men an huddled together in groups on tbe street and ru mors of organizing a lynching party are very prev alent.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 05 Apr 1882, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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