Brighton's capture of Evans in the Hornellsville (New York) Weekly Tribune, 23 Mar 1894

Includes a sketch and description of the detective.

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Brighton's capture of Evans in the Hornellsville (New York) Weekly Tribune, 23 Mar 1894 - ' ' ' ' «tr»vagaace the Intact. ago uo...
' ' ' ' «tr»vagaace the Intact. ago uo stories hard work, push of today the them is about which looks THE MAN WHO CAPTURED EVANS. D«tectlve Brighton Hits Bhowu HI* Ner»«t In Many Hazardous Exploit*. J. V. Brighton, the detective who recently recently captured Evans and Morrell, the out--,, had defied the California author- he is so fond that j Mes for months, has a record it. He was one day when began to beat with u to/'t "Don't beat ploits. He is the man who killed Ike Clanton Clanton and Lee Iteufro in Arizona half a dozen years ago. Brighton was at that time retained retained by the authorities of Graham and Apache counties to hunt down outlaws. There was a treat gang of criminals in the mountains near to the Sun Carlos Indian Can ii»wujLn.«iiia ui-ai LV vuu oiui llanos UlUlUn excitable as a J reservation at that time, and'the SOME but a ctr icily could, re wiid after "until I go Aud off lie told everybody was going to he went to in a little then hurried out. the corridors bil- iu a showy acquaintances and challenge him. But alone, and a the three a nervous he tapped inch or two, played Then he misstroke and oneday with his and who wears and his minute or strode past. the meal, but day, into the in his hand him. Then he first waiter during that waiter, of than anything a ranch in Tex- Peoria and after. Every abroad, and AtlanticCity of sailing in keen and sue- offlcers were unable or umvilling'to stop the murdering, horse stealing and claim jumping. Eenfro had jumped the ranch of Isaac N, Ellinger. Renfro met Elliuger some time afterward at the Cianton ranch and shot J. V. BRIGHTON. """ him to death. Eenfro belonged to the Cianton gang. After the murder Renfro took to the mountains and ran iuco Brighton Brighton and a posse who were hunting for stolen stock, Brighton ordered him to throw up his hands, but Renfro instead reached for his six shooter, but before he got it out Brighton sho; him through the heart. Cianton was killed bythedetectivessome weeks before. Ike Cianton had been indicted indicted for various felonies by the Apacie county grand jury and was dodging the officers officers in the mountains. Brighton still hunt- Evidence Tendencies to great the tism satisfactory home experiment. own hypnotic purpose of often justice person whom Such a reiterate perhaps the heretofore or to hypnotize a person actions hypnotism. criminal to assert conditions." In suggestion which among hypnotism opinion an surly market. He does or $1.",1 comes told here He was here to b.^y and all neither lighted time nor that sort who has and of a fortune to inadecided- including sought to have tLe plea of _ , . · ,, . . ! " -- · · · · .7 ...i.^jj- v - i » _ i -yn*.. ^- *»j.v_ * 11 j ^r Li \j I* ed him and finally came up with him on a: ranch on Eagle creek. At sight of the officers Cianton pulled his Winchester from its scabbard and tried to Kallopoff. They ordered him to halt, but his answer was to bring his Winchester to his shoulder. Before he could fire Brighton shot, and the rustler fell dead on the trail. For months Brighton was a member oi the gang of outlaws led by Frank and Jesse James. He was in the employ of the rail- j 1 TV^aH^S that, llMfl Bt1 fFf*rm-l fvf\m f V . 0 (4nm.n-l n ' tlKV d d n liy i-.\,: i'.n\» v i to ,, 1:1.1 nJ d i u m r i - u t v . The ) f i - e ' . V n i i ' ^ t ' i e Ivv- c _,i.-ion n-im, m we:e w i r e in an orgy his and successful his fa- aa the managed to swell fellow when costly roads that had suffered from the depredations depredations of the bandits, and eventually he led t them into a trap that resulted in the ex-: termination of the Rang. This was after! the killing of Jesse James by Bob Ford.: With, such a record, it is not surprising tliat j the Southern Pacific should engage Brigli- i ton to play tliat dangerous yame with ·Chris I Evans. ) He was in Visalia when Evans and Soui Soui tagu-ere pHvint? hide and seek with the ster bas j sheriffs iu ihe mountains and was one of' Uhe iutimate* of the wife and children of'. the outlaw. A' a modest mau of all work, I with a wife wiliing to do anything to help j out a living, Brighton made his advent in ' Visalia. He went to live near to Evans', house, and, as women will, Mrs. Brighton and Mrs. Evans became quite neighborly. "When Mrs. Evans asked Brighton to perform perform a small service for ber husband, be readily consented and thus entered tha wedge that enabled him to work into tae' confidence of the family. The two families ' became quite intimate, aud Evans soon got to regard Brighton as one of bis sincerest friends. These relations continued for 1 ' months before Evans' capture, during hie · imprisonment and after bis escape, and · Brighton was never suspected of treachery. [ although be was in constant communica ' tion with the sheriff. Finally Brighton induced Evani and Mor rell to visit his house in Visalia. To dc tbis the deuctive worked upon Evans' feelings feelings ss a father. He tokl him that one of his children--the youngest--wa-, sick, and that if he caied to see it ajive he should \ i.s- it Lis home. Evans was considerably worke-i up and promised to ma'se the trijj. He kept his word and fell m t o t ' i e t r means stripes and stone v^ills i i r t i n t of his natural life After pi i , i u u - t h u part of host to p-rfeetlon Bi and notifn-tl i lie sheriff's p» out n- If I I ,1" L . f - , i t Seated arresti-d a.-, a him.-!, ai.d J:. desperadoes %\astu-eoi\i! ·- ficulty. Brighto-; i~. the n , ' looking chap :ilive. Ke is of :n height, with a rolypoly shape, ;i f, ani; t,t his voice that sounds like a down .-ast Yankee's, a slouchy band-in-iis-poc-kt-ts-and-scrape-his feet-ou-ihe-Kround gait, threadbare suit of clothes, large hands, untcaialy feet, shod in muddy bropms, and the most innocent looking blue eyes. Hi.s wife looks like a fit mate far a hardj mountaineer and is in reality a very able-assistant to Brighton in his detective work. lleved and told ingeniously expressing Dr. somewhat different of a to sleep sorae "Oh, insisted ilr. D. him. "1 "Here is jnut make The herself, to Mr. almost awakened was imaginary exclaim'-d, quick, forgive me Here it der strong be induced awakening way s^ek of Xancy, suggestion, ·whether prosecution ·whether commit crimes Dr. Ladame question can sense. made Rnd maae.ana quired an j have not f en " ion of A Hunoan Incubator. j OTtt ^ uged ^ Elua Ann Schoninger of Stony Creek, O., j has a great penchant for poultry. The othe« day he c husband died of consumption, with- ent

Clipped from Hornellsville Weekly Tribune23 Mar 1894, FriPage 6

Hornellsville Weekly Tribune (Hornellsville, New York)23 Mar 1894, FriPage 6
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