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AN OLD ACCOMPLICE'S COMMENT. AX INTERVIEW WITH COLE YOUNGER, E ' JAIL IN MINNESOTA. St. Paul, Minn., April 4. Upon receipt o '. the news of the death of Jesse James last nigh ; Tei TtstBs'seorrespondent went over to Stillwatei , where Cole and Bob Younger are serving a life set -tence in the Minnesota penitentiary. Aocess to th prisoners was denied last night, but he was admit ted this morning, and foand the boys," as the ' are called, quite ready to talk- about thel dead leader. Bob who is in 11 -health, took little part in the conversatloi , Cole bad heard a rumor of the news and was eagc r for confirmation. The Warden,In whose room the ii -tervlew occurred, permitted blm to see a newspapc r wltn tne story of the killing. Cole's first remark wi s that there would be no trouble In Identifying th 9 body if it was Jesse, "for," pointing to b s right breast, "he has a bullet wound her 3 that would tell; he was shot twice In the sains plaoe, and was attended by Dr. Wood, of Kaaiiela City, for a long time. For six or eight months He was lying at Kansas City, hoveriug between life and death, and continued under th a doctor's care four or five years, until he went t California In 1868. He lost the use of that lun and consequently has bat one now. which wou 1 be revealed by a post-mortem. Tbe whole story ' continued Cole, "to very plausible one an 1 no doubt true; it would be about the only oppo - tunlty any one oould get to kill blm." Cole said 1 e bad no sympathy with any of these persons, and f thevfeil out among themselves and killed each othe -, be bad no objections. They were nothing to hie 1. He did not know tbe Ford brothers, but did m t know but what they might be sons of a man t y that name who was associated with him In the wa r. Cole spoke of the recent train robbery, wbeie Dick Little turned State's evidence, atd said be saw nothing tbat an n wen d to the description or actions of tl e James brothers, and thought It more thsa likely that some of the Kansas City sharks bid put np the Job got Lrrtle and tie others Into it by giving them tbe tdek that the James boys were at the bead of fc. Anviuer raci wnicu iea mm to inmx it was a nev gang was tbat if they were old friends of nts they would never have gone Into the nelghbi- vwoo, auowiug voai nis unete ana aunt were endeavoring to do something for him here, add committed the robbery and murdered the con ductor in cold blood beeause that-woold counter act everytning tnat naa ocen done.

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

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