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    LOT OF (5) DOCUMENTS FOR THE ARREST OF GUNMAN BASS OUTLAW, circa 1890's. For shooting his pistol in a Saloon in El Paso -
    Bass Outlaw ( 1865-1894) was apparently his real name. He is said to have killed a man in Georgia and fled to Texas. In 1885 he enlisted in Company "E" and two years later transferred to Company "D" of the Texas Rangers. Although he achieved sergeant rank, he was forced to resign from the Rangers by Captain Frank Jones for being drunk on duty in Alpine. He became a deputy Marshall at Alpine. His permutation as a tough, nervy gunman grew, and he became well-known and feared as far as El Paso. Here he became involved in a ruckus at Tillie Howard's sporting house, killed Texas Ranger Joe McKidrict, wounded constable John Selman who had been trying to quiet the gunman, and Selman wounded him. He died at Barnum Show Saloon.
    Leon Clair Metz, "John Selman: Texas Gunfighter". 1966
    This is an important lot of documents pertaining to Bass Outlaw, documents are for "Court costs", "Displaying a pistol in public", "El Paso, State Vs Bass Outlaw", "Grand jury indictment for displaying a pistol in a Saloon", & Signed check, "Humphris & Co. ranch supplies".

    Condition: All items in very fine condition.


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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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