News of the Day, Famous Outlaws and Robbers Make The Deadwood Newspaper Headlines 1800s - Jessie James, Younger Brothers, Dalton Gang & Billy The Kid

[Jessie James], [The Younger Brothers], [Billy The Kid],[Axelbee Gang], [Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt Earp],[Robert McKimie, alias "Reddy"], [Sam Bass Gang], [Jim Wall and Dunc Blackburn, Stage Robbers], [Bill Bevins and "Doc" Jim Blackburn and Hat Creek Gang Members Doc Blackburn, Clark Pelton alias The Kid, Sam Hartman alias Laughing Sam, Lightning Mike],[Doc Middleton and His Pony Boys Curley Grimes], [Doc Baggs "Don't bet even on a sure thing" game]


  • Stage Robbers and Road Agents
    Bill Bevins, Reddy Robert McKimie, Dunc Blackburn, Clark Pelton "The Kid",
    Tom Price, Douglas Goodale, Frank McBride, Billy Mansfield, Archie McLaughlin,
    Charles Carey


  • Deadwood Lawmen, Messengers and Vigilantes
    United States Marshall Seth Bullock and John B. Raymond
    Deadwood Sheriff John J. Manning and his Deputy Sheriffs Thomas Manning, J. P. Manning, John P. Manning, W. L. Dunn, James M. Peterson, Noah Siever, John A. Swift,
    and Doing Time in The Deadwood Jail, 23 Inmates, June 1880

    Jesse James and The Younger Brothers

    Believed to be leaders of gang of highwaymen
    In regard to: James Brothers
    In regard to: Younger Brothers
    Jul 16 1877

    James boys may have robbed UP railroad not Black Hill gang
    In regard to: Robbers and Outlaws
    Sep 29 1877

    Union Pacific railroad at Big Springs, James gang
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Sep 29 1877

    Cole Younger interviewed in the Stillwater jail
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Nov 14 1879

    In Deadwood via Pierre coach
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Feb 01 1881

    The wickedness of the minister's sons
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Aug 24 1881

    Seen with a suspicious party in N. Dakota
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Aug 30 1881

    The inventor of railroad robbery
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Sep 16 1881

    Killed former partner Miller in Missouri
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Nov 08 1881

    Effort being made for their release at Minnesota
    In regard to: Younger Brothers
    Dec 28 1881

    Family paper publishes romantic trash back east
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Jan 27 1882

    Rumor he was shot by Ford
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 05 1882

    Stories of his Deadwood visit are revived
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 06 1882

    Death, rumors of murder were true
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 07 1882

    Ford Brothers are in jail for his murder
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 08 1882

    Came to his death by pistol shot
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 08 1882

    Short sketch of his life
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 09 1882

    Short sketch of the James-Younger career
    In regard to: Younger Brothers
    Apr 09 1882

    Mother attends funeral, said he's better off
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 09 1882

    Body was laid out in a Kearney hotel
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 14 1882

    Ford Brothers to be tried for murder
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 15 1882

    Comrades start subscription for his widow
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 21 1882

    Ex-Gov Burbank's stolen pin found in James belongings
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 23 1882

    Sentimental gush in papers over death of barbarian
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 25 1882

    Man who shot him to be tried for another murder
    In regard to: James, Jesse
    Apr 27 1882

    Paid nice sum to appear on lecture stage
    In regard to: James, Jesse, Mrs
    Jun 01 1882

    James gang at Central?
    In regard to: James gang.
    June 30, 1885

    The placid countenance of Jesse James
    In regard to: James, Jesse.
    July 23, 1887

    Billy The Kid

    Captured at St. Paul, returned to York
    In regard to: Billy The Kid
    Mar 23 1882

    Sentenced to 6 years in penitentiary
    In regard to: Billy the Kid
    Apr 06 1882

    Little Missouri fight at Stoneville, "Billy the Kid was at the saloon, had not yet left, and he, from behind a fence, opened out on the officers with a Winchester. One of his shots struck O'Hara in the left side, passing entirely through him, and another perforated Fred Willard's clothing, as previously reported in the Times. Jack O'Hara was armed with a Winchester and fired eight or nine shots before receiving his death wound. when he fell he said: "Fred, I staid with you as long as I could; give them the best you have." O'Hara lived about an hour after being shot."
    In regard to: Billy the Kid.
    In regard to: O'Hara, Jack.
    In regard to: Willard, Fred.
    February 20, 1884

    News about the battle at Stoneville and the cowboys of the Little Missouri that helped out. The outlaw, Campbell, was found to have another name, J.M.C. DeLaine, and to be from Massachusetts.
    In regard to: Campbell.
    In regard to: DeLaine, J.M.C.
    February 24, 1884

    Billy the Kid living in cave near Bear Lodge mountains. Cattlemen who have lately come in from Foster's range, at the west end of the Bear Lodge mountains, says that Higgins, Hill, Axelbee, Billy the Kid, and the balance of the outlaws, some of whom are wounded, are living there in a cave. One of them is so badly wounded that he had to be hauled to his present quarters on a sled drawn by hand. For food they kill stock, and are supposed to be living on beef straight. If they are wanted right bad by the officers, they might be found, as the cattle owners would show them the cave.
    In regard to: Higgins.
    In regard to: Hill.
    In regard to: Axelbee.
    In regard to: Bill the Kid.
    In regard to: Bear Lodge.
    April 1, 1884

    Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt Earp

    Shot during bloody street fight at Tombstone
    Nov 04 1881
    In regard to: Earp, Morgan

    Marshal shot at Tombstone's bloody street fight
    Nov 04 1881
    In regard to: Earp, Virgil

    Escaped unhurt from shoot-out at Tombstone
    Nov 04 1881
    In regard to: Earp, Wyatt

    Death, brother of Wyatt, shot while playing pool
    Mar 27 1882
    In regard to: Earp, Morgan

    Brother Morgan shot, dies from wound, at Tombstone
    Mar 27 1882
    In regard to t: Earp, Wyatt

    Dalton Gang

    Daltons will be found.
    In regard to: Dalton gang.
    In regard to: Bryant, Charley.
    Sept. 2, 1891

    After Bill Dalton.
    In regard to: Dalton gang.
    In regard to: Dalton, Bill.
    Sept. 29, 1893

    Daltons conduct themselves like gentlemen.
    In regard to: Dalton gang.
    Oct. 26, 1893

    Dalton gang again.
    In regard to: Dalton Gang.
    In regard to: Hall, George
    Nov. 1, 1893

    Robert McKimie, alias "Reddy", Ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Canyon Springs Botched Stage Robbery and Murderer of Driver Johnny Slaughter


    Slaughter, John driver stage coach is shot and dies
    In regard to: Slaughter, John
    Mar 31 1877

    Slaughter, John his funeral, Deadwood and Cheyenne
    In regard to: Slaughter, John
    Apr 13 1877

    Slaughter, John $2,000 reward, bring in his murderer
    In regard to: Slaughter, John
    Apr 13 1877

    Slaughter, John, mother J.N. Slaughter also dies
    In regard to: Slaughter, John
    May 07 1877

    Suspected murderers of Slaughter and Cooney caught
    In regard to: Slaughter, John
    Aug 20 1877

    Conversation with road-agent Reddy, confesses
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    In regard to: Voorhees, Luke
    Superintendent of the Cheyenne and Sidney B.H. Stage
    Feb 01 1878

    Road agent and supposed murderer of Johnny Slaughter
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Noted also as Robert McKimie and McKamie and McKammie and McKamy
    and McKemma and McKenna and McKinney
    Feb 04 1878

    Cowans Auctions for sale $2185.00, Sketch from The Life and Adventures of Robert McKimie, Alias "Little Reddy," from Texas The DareDevil Desperado of the Black Hills Region, Chief of the Murderous Gang of Treasure Coach Robbers by J. W. Bridwell, 1878 booklet, Hillsboro Gazette, Hillsboro, Iowa.

    With gang when Johnny Slaughter was killed
    In regard to: Flood, Thomas
    Feb 08 1878

    Thomas Flood captured by Marshall M.F. Leech
    In regard to: Red Cloud Agency
    Feb 08 1878

    Story of his death, Road Agents of the Hills
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny
    Jul 25 1878

    Story of his being shot, Road Agents of the Hills
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny
    In regard to: Iler, Walter
    Jul 25 1878

    Iron-clad coach on stage lines named after him
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny
    Aug 12 1878

    Variety troupe from Deadwood to perform in Rockville
    In regard to: Ilers Place
    Sep 23 1878

    Varieties is crowded nightly
    In regard to: Iler, Walt
    Sep 30 1878

    Tom Miller and Walter Iler organizing a theatrical
    In regard to: Iler, Walter
    Oct 04 1878

    Superintendent received telegram of Reddy in jail
    In regard to: Voorhees, Luke
    Superintendent of the Cheyenne and Sidney B.H. Stage
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Dec 03 1878

    Reddy robbed stage in March of 1877, killed driver
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Dec 03 1878

    Wife of Robert "Reddy" McKamy
    In regard to: McKamy, Clara
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Dec 14 1878

    "Road Agents of the Hill", a romance of Deadwood
    In regard to: Langrishe Theatre
    Dec 16 1878

    Look out for "The Road Agent"
    In regard to: Langrishe Theatre
    Dec 18 1878

    Charley Ross one of the robbers when Slaughter shot
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny
    In regard to: Ross, Charley
    Dec 20 1878

    The Road Agent again, by popular demand
    In regard to: Langrishe Theatre
    Dec 23 1878

    Has been sentenced at Hillsboro, Ohio to 20 years
    In regard to: McKenna, Reddy
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    Feb 03 1879

    Jim Wall and Dunc Blackburn Stage Robbers

    Bullock, Sheriff hunts down Blackburn and Wall
    In regard to: Bullock, Seth
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Oct 20 1877

    Wall, hunted and wounded
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    Oct 24 1877

    Wall Wounded, Capture Probable
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    Oct 24 1877

    Robbed of $100 by Blackburn and Wall
    In regard to: Hardy, Mrs
    In regard to: Grant, Cora, Miss
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Oct 27 1877

    Sheriff was in same location of Blackburn and Wall
    In regard to: Bullock, Seth
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Oct 27 1877

    Boldest and best known of stage robbers
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    Oct 27 1877

    Noted stage robber and outlaw
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    Oct 27 1877

    Blackburn and Wall in town, escaped from Bullock
    In regard to: Crook City
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Oct 27 1877

    John Wall arrested at Crook for aiding Blackburn and Wall
    In regard to: Wall, John
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Oct 27 1877

    Blackburn, Dunc captured road agent, Green River
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Nov 22 1877

    Blackburn claims he didn't kill Johnny Slaughter
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    In regard to: Slaughter, Johnny, stage coach driver killed
    Deadwood-Cheyenne Stage Robbery March 1877
    Nov 27 1877

    Blackburn and Wall complicity with stage line, false
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Dec 12 1877

    Wall and Blackburn in Laramie, Wyoming penitentiary
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    Jan 02 1878

    Road Agents Of The Hills
    In regard to: Dunc Blackburn
    In regard to: Joel Collins
    In regard to: Bill Beavans
    In regard to: Robert McKimie, alias Reddy, ex-member Sam Bass Gang
    In regard to: Clark Pelton, alias The Kid
    Jul 25 1878

    What happened to him?
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    Jan 20 1882

    Blackburn and Wall at Omaha.
    In regard to: Decker, Jean
    In regard to: Blackburn, Dunc
    In regard to: Wall, Jim
    In regard to: May, Boone
    In regard to: Hill, Gale
    In regard to: Sample, Billy
    In regard to: Davis, Scott
    May 22, 1888

    Bill Bevins and "Doc" Jim Blackburn, Hat Creek Gang

    Members of The Gang
    Bill Bevins, Leader
    Doc Blackburn
    Clark Pelton alias The Kid
    Sam Hartman alias Laughing Sam
    Lightning Mike

    Hartman, Sam known as Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Hartman, Sam alias Laughing Sam
    Aug 26 1876

    Bowman, Jack of Hat Creek stage station gets married
    In regard to: Bowman, Jack H.
    Jun 16 1877

    Hat Creek, WY stage robbery
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Jun 27 1877

    Hat Creek, WY stage robbed again, 3rd time
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Jun 29 1877

    Hat Creek WY stage robbers
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Jul 02 1877

    Coach from Deadwood robbed, couldn??t open safe
    In regard to: Hat Creek
    Jul 06 1877

    Bevins, Bill thought to be leader of Hat Creek Gang
    In regard to: Bevins, Bill
    Jul 12 1877

    Bevens, Bill thought to be member in Hat Creek Gang
    In regard to: Bevens, Bill
    Jul 14 1877

    Gove, O. tells of Hat Creek Band
    In regard to: Gove, O.
    Jul 12 1877

    Hat Creek, WY stage robbed twice
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Jul 19 1877

    Sheriff Nottage brings in Bevins and associates
    In regard to: Bevins, Bill
    In regard to: Barker, Frank
    In regard to: Warmoth, F.M.
    Jul 23 1877

    How he and his 2 associate stage robbers captured
    In regard to: Bevins, Bill
    In regard to: Barker, Frank
    In regard to: Warmoth, F.M.
    Jul 23 1877

    Passenger on stage robbed at Hat Creek
    In regard to: Spencer, D.H.
    In regard to: Barnett,
    In regard to: O??Donald, John
    In regard to: Kent, T.A.
    In regard to: O'Conner, J.T.
    Jul 23 1877

    Another of our escaped jail birds at Spring Creek
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Jul 23 1877

    In company of outlaws at Spring Creek
    In regard to: Calamity Jane
    Jul 23 1877

    Known as Reddy, at Spring Creek with robbers
    In regard to: Wadkins, Jack
    Jul 23 1877

    Has the mail contract from Cheyenne to Hat Creek
    In regard to: Gilmer and Salsbury
    Aug 13 1877

    Has the mail contract from Hat Creek to Deadwood
    In regard to: Brown,
    Aug 13 1877

    Hat Creek robbers sleeping by side of road
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Aug 16 1877

    Blackburn, Doc and Webster rob stage
    In regard to: Blackburn, Doc
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Aug 20 1877

    Blackburn, Doc and Webster escape again
    In regard to: Blackburn, Doc
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Aug 21 1877

    Hat Creek stage robbery
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Sep 27 1877

    Hat Creek, Wyoming "Road agents again"
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Oct 09 1877

    Laughing Sam held up stage going out of Black Hills
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 09 1877

    Laughing Sam was arrested at Harlem Station
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 10 1877

    Bowman, Jack H. of Hat Creek tells of stage robber
    In regard to: Stage Robbery
    Oct 11 1877

    Laughing Sam known as S.S. Houston
    In regard to: Hartman, Sam alias S.S. Houston alias Laughing Sam
    Oct 11 1877

    Clark, William "The Kid" captured with Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Clark, William
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 11 1877

    Laughing Sam, S.S. Houston on trail for robbery
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 12 1877

    Clark, William, The Kid, in court for robbery
    In regard to: Clark, William
    Oct 12 1877

    Laughing Sam, Council Bluffs, "The Kid" William Clark
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    In regard to: The Kid
    Nov 21 1877

    Three poles cut down south of Hat Creek, C. and B.H.
    In regard to: Telegraph Lines
    Jan 02 1878

    Omaha Republican reports bringing prisoner in
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 10 1878

    Is supposed to know all about psalm singing Police
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 11 1878

    U.S. Marshall, J.B. Raymond, to bring in
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 11 1878

    Laughing Sam will be tried in Rapid City
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 13 1878

    Alias Sam Hartwell as reported by the Rapid City Journal
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 14 1878

    Samuel Young arrives braceletted to Marshal
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Young, Sam, bartender that shot by mistake Aug 26, 1876
    Myer Baum, known as Drummer Dan
    Jan 14 1878

    Trial in Rapid City at next court session, May
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 14 1878

    Clark Pelton, Webster, The "Kid", Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Feb 20 1878

    In Rapid City Jail, "condensed Satan"
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Feb 20 1878

    In Rapid City Jail with the Kid, Clark Pelton
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Feb 20 1878

    Bradford, Laughing Sam, and Lightning Mike, thieves
    In regard to: Robbers
    Mar 16 1878

    Real name of Lightning Mike, possibly
    In regard to: Randall,
    Mar 16 1878

    Horse thief possibly bound for Hills
    In regard to: Lightning Mike
    Mar 16 1878

    He was a partner with Lightning Mike
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Lightning Mike
    Mar 16 1878

    W.H. Young prosecuted for murder of Myer Baum Aug 26, 1876
    In regard to: Baum, Meyer, known as Bummer Dan, enters saloon wearing Sam??s coat
    In regard to: Sam Young, mistakes Bummer Dan for Laughing Sam and is shot
    May 15 1878

    Being defended by law firm of Watson and Harvey
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jun 14 1878

    Gives his real name to be Samuel S. Hartman
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jun 18 1878

    The Kid, arrested and lodged in Pennington Co. jail
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Jun 20 1878

    Induced to give evidence against Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Jul 05 1878

    Road agent succeeded in getting into trouble again
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jul 05 1878

    Gives his real name to be Samuel S. Hartman
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jun 18 1878

    Road Agents Of The Hills, known as The Kid
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    Jul 25 1878

    Only occupant at the Rapid City cooler
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jul 29 1878

    Horse thieves ran off stock from Hat Creek Stage
    In regard to: Hat Creek WY Stage Robberies
    Aug 01 1878

    Death, horse thief, shot at Hat Creek
    In regard to: McConnell, William
    Aug 25 1878

    Two coaches robbed at once and a messenger bulldozed
    In regard to: Hat Creek WY
    Sep 11 1878

    Recognized in Hat Creek stage robbery, "Lengthy"
    In regard to: Johnson, James E.
    Sep 11 1878

    On stage robbed at Hat Creek
    In regard to: Smith,
    In regard to: Wright, S.D., Mrs
    In regard to: Snow,
    In regard to: Watson, W.H.
    In regard to: Cuthbertson
    Sep 11 1878

    Brother-in-law on stage at Hat Creek, robbed
    In regard to: Wright, S.D., Mrs
    Sep 11 1878

    Road Agents Attack One Coach with the Usual Success
    In regard to: Hat Creek
    Sep 15 1878

    Lengthy Johnson in Cheyenne with Deputy Horn
    In regard to: Johnson, Gus
    Sep 25 1878

    Lengthy Johnson, "he never was on the Cheyenne road
    In regard to: Johnson, Gus
    Sep 25 1878

    Wrong "Lengthy" Johnson in custody
    In regard to: Johnson, James E.
    In regard to: Johnson, William W
    Sep 28 1878

    Arraigned this afternoon and plead not guilty
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 02 1878

    Trial will probably commence first of next week
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 03 1878

    Arraigned to answer to two indictments of robbery
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 05 1878

    Arraigned before commissioner, bond of $5000
    In regard to: Lengthy Johnson
    Oct 05 1878

    Found guilty of highway robbery and sentenced
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 06 1878

    Laughing Sam on trial U.S. Court Rapid City
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 09 1878

    Attorneys to file for a new trial
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 10 1878

    Attorneys not having their bill of exception
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 14 1878

    William Wallace alias Lengthy Johnson in Cheyenne Jail
    In regard to: Wallace, William and or Johnson, William W.
    Oct 16 1878

    Sentenced to 9 yrs, 8 mo. on highwayman charges
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Oct 18 1878

    Released, tells how he knows road agents
    In regard to: Johnson, Lengthy
    Oct 21 1878

    Another road agent caught in Cheyenne
    In regard to: Irwin, John
    Jan 02 1879

    Road agent sentenced to life, the Kid got 7 years
    In regard to: Irwin, John
    Feb 26 1879

    Connected with Pelton, horse thief
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    May 31 1879

    "The Kid" and Laughing Sam, killing of sheriff
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    May 31 1879

    Alias Webster, alias The Kid, admits murder
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    May 31 1879

    From the penitentiary to the gallows
    In regard to: Pelton, Clark, alias William Clark, Alias Webster, alias The Kid
    May 31 1879

    Alias Laughing Sam, road agent
    In regard to: Blackburn,
    May 31 1879

    Another one of the gang rounded up
    In regard to: Blackburn, Jim
    Dec 17 1879

    Alias Laughing Sam, serving time in prison, 8-10 yr
    In regard to: Hartman, Samuel
    Jan 31 1880

    Laughing Sam and his unscrupulous way of living
    In regard to: Hartman, Samuel
    Mar 04 1880

    Meyer Baum, known as Bummer Dan, killed
    by Samuel Young, bartender August 1876
    In regard to: Baum, Meyer
    mistakenly shot while wearing Laughing Sam's coat
    Mar 04 1880

    Laughing Sam has 4 indictments pending against him
    In regard to: Hartman, Samuel
    Aug 11 1880

    Sent Baum into Saloon with his coat on, Baum killed
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Aug 31 1880

    Road agent now serving time in Detroit
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Sep 08 1881

    What happened to him?
    In regard to: Laughing Sam
    Jan 20 1882

    Campbell escorted to Yankton.
    In regard to: McDonald, Edward.
    In regard to: Bevins, William.
    In regard to: Campbell, Peter D.
    Dec. 17, 1891

    Doc Middleton and His Pony Boys

    Noted Prairie Bandits and Horse Thieves
    Officers Llewellyn and May Go On Trial
    for Killing Gang Member Curley Grimes, The Outlaw

    Doc Middleton's gang of prairie bandits
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Jul 18 1879

    Arrived at Cheyenne in charge of officers
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Aug 03 1879

    Particulars of Doc Middleton's capture
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Aug 07 1879

    Doc Middleton's "pony boys" are being rounded up
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Aug 07 1879

    Arrived in Cheyenne on the 4th of August
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Aug 08 1879

    Gives his side of the story from jail
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Aug 10 1879

    Another one of the gang rounded up
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    In regard to: Nolan, Jack
    In regard to: Blackburn, Jim
    In regard to: Frank Slaven alias Black Hank
    Dec 17 1879

    Noted detective who rounded up Doc Middleton here
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Jan 28 1880

    What has become of detective Llewellyn?
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Feb 03 1880

    Llewellyn left here with May, probably hunting
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Feb 03 1880

    Went after road agent, captured and killed him
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Feb 04 1880

    Soldiers buried road agent killed by Boone May
    In regard to: Military
    In regard to: Curley
    Photo Link, Grave Marker Curley Grimes, outside of Sturgis, © Roosevelt Inn
    "Buried with his head down, just as he fell, the whispering pines, will never tell"
    Feb 04 1880

    Real name is supposed to be Lee Grimes
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 05 1880

    Dead road agent story beginning to sound like hoax
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 07 1880

    Sheriff of Pennington saw Curley's body on prairie
    In regard to: Moulton, Frank
    Feb 08 1880

    Remains have not been buried, left on open prairie
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 08 1880

    Dr went to post to look after Curley, already buried
    In regard to: Hunter, H.
    Feb 11 1880

    Body has been buried, to dig him up for inquest
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 11 1880

    Boone's friends upset at talk that wrong man died
    In regard to: Curley
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Feb 12 1880

    Is it Curly, or who is it?
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 13 1880

    Warrants issued for arrest of May and Llewellyn
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: Hastie, Addison W.
    In regard to: Hunter,
    Feb 13 1880

    His absence is prejudicing his case
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Feb 14 1880

    Lee Grimes Road agent Curley's real name
    In regard to: Grimes, Lee
    In regard to: Doc Middleton??s Gang
    Feb 15 1880

    "Fiat Justitia Ruat Coelum" for Boone and Llewellyn
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 15 1880

    Unable to come to town, working for stage line
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Feb 15 1880

    If that man killed wasn't Curley, who was he?
    In regard to: Curley
    Feb 17 1880

    Llewellyn says Curley was not on weak Indian pony
    In regard to: Curley
    Mar 02 1880

    How far may officers go in stopping prisoner escape
    In regard to: Curley
    Mar 05 1880

    May and Llewellyn will be in town within 30 days
    In regard to: Curley
    Mar 09 1880

    Boone May will soon be here to answer charges
    In regard to: Curley
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, D. Boone
    Apr 17 1880

    Has not been back due to ambush set for him
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Apr 17 1880

    Why Llewellyn and May have not returned
    In regard to: Curley
    Apr 28 1880

    Sending out a Company for 3 or 4 bandits is ridiculous
    In regard to: Military
    Apr 29 1880

    Will return to Hills with Judge Moody
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, Boone
    In regard to: Moody, Judge
    May 25 1880

    Came in on his own motion to face charges
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 02 1880

    Llewellyn was acting on authority of U.S. warrant
    In regard to: Curley
    Jun 06 1880

    Taking the Frenchmen on a hunting trip
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 12 1880

    Royal hunting party
    In regard to: Arnold,
    In regard to: Riggs, Frank
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 12 1880

    Has accepted a position at the Golden Terra Mine
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 23 1880

    Terra can employ their Boone Mays, to no avail
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jul 30 1880

    To be here tonight to face music for killing Curley
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 07 1880

    Has not stayed away to avoid answering charges
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 08 1880

    What is grand jury doing in Llewellyn and May case?
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: Boone, May
    Aug 11 1880

    Witnesses from Pine Ridge here to testify
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 11 1880

    Witness testified it was Curley that May killed
    In regard to: Curley
    Aug 12 1880

    Alias Curley, Llewellyn and May arrested for murder
    In regard to: Grimes, Lee
    Aug 15 1880

    Lawyer ask for May and Llewellyn to be tried separately
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, D. Boone
    Aug 17 1880

    Trial set to begin at 9:30 this morning
    In regard to: Black Hank
    In regard to: Member of Doc Middleton Gang
    Aug 17 1880

    Error in report of separate trials, not asked for
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 18 1880

    Should get $2,000 reward now for killing of Toole
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Aug 18 1880

    Arraigned, plead not guilty
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 19 1880

    Smith assisted Llewellyn in capture of Middleton
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    In regard to: Smith, James S.
    Aug 20 1880

    Trial of Llewellyn and May for killing of Curley
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    In regard to: Nolan, Jack, Doc Middleton Gang member
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, D. Boone
    Aug 24 1880

    Left for Pine Ridge Agency on important business
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 26 1880

    Detectives acquitted on charge of murder
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Sep 04 1880

    Reports Rockerville as a dull town these days
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Sep 04 1880

    Came up from Rockerville, stopping at Wentworth
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Oct 30 1880

    Left today for Little Missouri for a winter's hunt
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Nov 06 1880

    Has had a pow-wow with the friendlies
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Apr 19 1881

    Has 150 buffalo hides
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Apr 26 1881

    Boone May meets up with Indian party while on hunt
    In regard to: Indians
    May 27 1881

    Death, brother Bill by Ute Indians
    In regard to: May, Bill
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 13 1881

    Has no doubt it was his brothers who perished
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jun 29 1881

    Took prize in July 4 amateur shooting club
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jul 05 1881

    Man killed was not brother of Boone as reported
    In regard to: May, William
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jul 22 1881

    Well known man is now agent for Mescalero Indians
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Aug 09 1881

    Notorious horse thieves is doing time in Detroit
    In regard to: Harris, Frank
    In regard to: Owens, Charles
    In regard to: Beverly,
    In regard to: Foster,
    In regard to: Slaven, Frank "Black Hank", Doc Middleton Gang
    In regard to: Sprague,
    In regard to: Stephens,
    Sep 08 1881

    Had the attention of Madame Vestal in 1877
    In regard to: May, Boone
    In regard to: Monte Verde, Lurline alias Madame Vestal
    In regard to: Hanging of Monte Verde's lover Archie McLaughlin and William Mansfield
    by masked men while under Boone??s custody
    Oct 22 1881

    Letter from N Mexico, likes Black Hills better
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Nov 17 1881

    Letter to Willard, will leave for South America
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Dec 27 1881

    Letter to Cap Willard from New Mexico
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Mar 21 1882

    Doing as well as can be at Gunnison City, Colorado
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Jul 19 1882

    Willard received letter from May, in South America
    In regard to: May, Boone
    Nov 01 1882

    Detective is now an Indian agent in New Mexico
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    Jan 31 1883

    Writes from N.M. that Smith is not dead, with him
    In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
    In regard to: Smith, James S.
    Mar 06 1883

    Doc Middleton branches out in saloon business
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    Dec. 3, 1884

    Middleton mad at link with Ford
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc.
    In regard to: Ford, Ned Buntline, Baldy Ford
    Oct. 8, 1885

    Shooting at the Gap.
    In regard to: Wheeler, Tom
    In regard to: Middleton, Doc
    In regard to: Fugit,
    Oct. 28, 1885

    Death Doc Middleton December 1913 Douglas Cemetery, Douglas, Wyoming
    Photo Link, Doc Middleton 1891
    © Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library

    Deadwood's Melodeon Den for Bunko Steerers and Top and Bottom Artists
    Ruled by Doc Baggs and His Girl Carrie Howard


    Doc Baggs ran his operation out of the Deadwood Melodian during the summer of 1877 through Feb 1879 with his girl Carrie Howard. Both moved on to Leadville and Denver, Co with the new gold stampede. Indications from letters of those who knew him, after leaving Colorado, Doc had been spotted in Hot Springs, AR and of the last report, St. Paul, MN.

    Friends, Acquaintances and Business Partners

    Flaherty, cozy shave opposite Nuttall and Mann's Hall
    In regard to: Flaherty,
    Jun 17 1876

    Temple of Music owned by Nuttall and Brown
    In regard to: Temple of Music
    Dec 09 1876

    Baggs, Charles of Cheyenne in Deadwood
    In regard to: Baggs, Charles
    Apr 13 1877

    Baggs, Charles L. and wife of Cheyenne in Deadwood
    In regard to: Baggs, Charles L.
    Apr 16 1877

    Performs at Melodeon
    In regard to: Reid, Pete
    In regard to: Newman,
    In regard to: Kimble, George
    In regard to: Holman, Eugene
    In regard to: Gandolfo, Joseph E.
    Apr 18 1877

    Black Hills Brewery one door south of Melodeon
    In regard to: Black Hills Brewery
    May 19 1877

    Delmonico Hotel 3 doors North of Melodeon
    In regard to: Delmonico Hotel
    May 21 1877

    Rosenbaum and Decker, Miners Brewry next to Post Office
    In regard to: Rosenbaum and Decker
    In regard to: Melodeon
    Jun 17 1877

    Lyons, Henry wrestling match Arnault and Whalen
    In regard to: Lyons, Henry
    Jul 21 1877

    Williams, J.J. claim in rear of Nuttall's Melodeon
    In regard to: Williams, J.J.
    Jun 22 1877

    A bungling case of bunko steering
    In regard to: Deadwood
    Jul 06 1877

    Tenderfeet are getting scarce, its closed, Good!
    In regard to: Melodeon
    Jul 08 1877

    Professional charged with illegitimate gambling
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Jul 09 1877

    Green horn taken by bunko steerers for $57
    In regard to: Morris, John
    Jul 23 1877

    Baggs, Charles loses money
    In regard to: Baggs, Charles
    Aug 22 1877

    His building on Main formerly called the Melodeon
    In regard to: Rosenbaum,
    Aug 27 1877

    The old Melodeon has been closed up by authorities
    In regard to: Melodeon
    Aug 27 1877

    Den on Lee St used as headquarters for Doc Baggs
    In regard to: Melodeon
    In regard to: Adolphia,
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc
    Aug 27 1877

    Dr played his little game on merchant from Golden
    In regard to: Baggs,
    In regard to: Whitepine,
    Aug 27 1877

    District Court held at Bonanza, faro, nutshell tab
    In regard to: Lawrence County
    Oct 09 1877

    Bagg, Charles L. in court
    In regard to: Baggs, Charles L.
    Oct 25 1877

    Few people west of the Missouri who don't know him
    In regard to: Canada Bill
    Nov 18 1877

    Shot in breast in Cheyenne, not serious
    In regard to: Lyons, Henry
    Dec 23 1877

    Dr Baggs bagged a pilgrim, Sheriff disgorged him
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Mar 25 1878

    Dr Baggs takes in tenderfoot to extent of $100.
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Mar 26 1878

    Dr Bagg tackled faro dealer with $.50, took $100.
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Apr 10 1878

    Gun discharges at dance house, takes thumb off
    In regard to: Howard,
    Apr 22 1878

    Mill man taken in by "top and bottom" artists
    In regard to: Dwinnell, E.C.
    May 16 1878

    Bondsman for Dr Bagg
    In regard to: Berry, J.F.
    In regard to: Lyons, Henry
    May 16 1878

    Arrested for gambling scheme on Bismarck passenger
    In regard to: Smith, Ed
    May 17 1878

    Was not robbed so badly as he reported
    In regard to: Dwinnell, E.C.
    May 17 1878

    Discharged from Justice Burke??s court
    In regard to: Baggs,
    May 18 1878

    "Sure Thing" victim, left this morning on Bismarck
    In regard to: E.C.
    May 20 1878

    Ed Smith and J.H. Hamner to appear on gambling charge
    In regard to: Burke,
    May 20 1878

    Put up bond to await trial on sure thing gambling
    In regard to: Hamner, J.H.
    In regard to: Smith, Ed
    May 20 1878

    Brother Frank Anderson, alias Bub or Ceyreus Reynolds
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Jun 03 1878

    Alias Bub or Ceyreus Reynolds, brother of Carrie Howard
    In regard to: Anderson, Frank
    Jun 03 1878

    Boss of 133 Sherman has laugh at expense of Deputy
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    In regard to: Beaman, Hank Deputy
    Jun 03 1878

    Also known as Bub Reynolds, leaves on stage
    In regard to: Anderson, Frank
    Jun 05 1878

    Detective from Ohio, leaves with Bub Reynolds
    In regard to: Snider, George
    In regard to: Anderson, Frank alias Reynolds, Bub
    Jun 05 1878

    Bear Paw prospecting
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Jul 25 1878

    Announces she will give a grand dance at Eureka Hall
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    In regard to: Eureka Hall
    Jul 31 1878

    Ball next Tuesday evening to be event of season
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Aug 01 1878

    Keep in mind, party next Tuesday evening, Eureka
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Aug 02 1878

    Party tonight at Eureka Hall, pleasant event
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Aug 06 1878

    Found Crazy Horse and another Dutchman in the ditch
    In regard to: Early, Patrick road commissioner
    Aug 15 1878

    Stampeders straight from country, letters and opinion
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Sep 02 1878

    Things which seem strange to eastern editors
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Sep 18 1878

    Statement in Enterprise about her not correct
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Jan 30 1879

    One of the best known belles of the Hills
    In regard to: Crazy Horse
    Feb 01 1879

    Our bullion racket men are at Leadville
    In regard to: Bullion Racket
    Feb 06 1879

    Billy Nuttall sends telegram, "Things is big"
    In regard to: Nutshell Bill
    Feb 12 1879

    Doc Bagg and Carrie Howard were at Cheyenne Sunday
    In regard to: Bagg,
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Feb 13 1879

    Carrie Howard arrested at Denver on word of Dr Baggs
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Mar 17 1879

    Appropriated $2,000 of Dr Baggs "hard earned cash"
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Mar 21 1879

    Bunko steerers and other robbers are buying votes
    In regard to: Leadville
    Apr 08 1879

    Back on the streets looking nobby and gray
    In regard to: Crazy Horse, Miss
    Jun 20 1879

    Bunko steerers "held up" Whitton till hands numb
    In regard to: Whitton,
    Jun 22 1879

    Dr and other bunko men to be run out of Leadville
    In regard to: Bagg,
    Jul 24 1879

    Gets a bouncing from a freighter that he angered
    In regard to: Nutshell Bill
    Aug 09 1879

    Has eased up on the bunko business, Leadville CO
    In regard to: Baggs,
    In regard to: Crazy Horse
    In regard to: Hurdy, John
    Aug 28 1879

    Three sharps picked him on bullion racket
    In regard to: Whitton,
    Bullion Racket
    Aug 29 1878

    Bullion Racket
    In regard to: Hardy, John
    In regard to: Norton, Harry J.
    In regard to: Wallace, C.G.
    Sep 01 1878

    Losses by the big Deadwood fire of September 1879
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Nov 04 1879

    Brought up before Judge Clark on charge of larceny
    In regard to: Smith, Ed
    Feb 19 1880

    Rumor came from when Nuttal owned the Melodian
    In regard to: Nuttall, Billy
    Mar 03 1880

    Reported to be at Hot Springs AR with Dr Bagg
    In regard to: Howard, Carrie
    Apr 07 1880

    Doc has found a lot of soft saps in southern state
    In regard to: Bagg,
    In regard to: Hot Springs AR
    Apr 07 1880

    Moved Sideboard Saloon to old Melodian building
    In regard to: Harlow, I.L.
    In regard to: Melodeon
    In regard to: Sideboard Saloon
    Apr 21 1880

    What happened to him?
    In regard to: Nutshell Bill
    Jan 20 1882

    Doc Baggs has been up to his old tricks again
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc
    Jan 24 1882

    Manning tells friends stories about "Doc"
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc
    In regard to: Manning, Sheriff
    Jan 26 1882

    Two St Paul "guerrilas" returned from Southern Hills
    In regard to: Eaton, C.
    Feb 03 1882

    Top and bottom men leave town before Warner returns
    In regard to: Eaton, C.
    In regard to: Killmer, Theodore
    Feb 09 1882

    Doc Baggs, bunko artist, in trouble in Denver
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc
    Apr 28 1882

    Leaves Deadwood
    In regard to: Fewclothes, Jennie
    Sep 30 1882

    Rumored he has been converted at Denver
    In regard to: Doc Baggs
    Feb 10 1883

    Notorious Doc Baggs shifted field of operations
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc
    Mar 23 1883

    Sure-thing gambler, left no friends when he left
    In regard to: Knopf,
    Jun 27 1883

    Dr Baggs under arrest, took in preacher on train
    In regard to: Baggs,
    Sep 26 1883

    Doc Baggs tries racket at St. Paul.
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc.
    July 7, 1885

    Casey receives safe.
    In regard to: Baggs, Doc.
    In regard to: Casey, Pat.
    April 6, 1886

    Time-honored institution.
    In regard to: Sideboard Saloon
    In regard to: Casey, Pat.
    Aug. 1, 1886

    "Sure thing" game brought to town.
    In regard to: Gambling.
    Sept. 22, 1886

    Don't bet even on a sure thing.
    In regard to: Belliveau, Lawrence I.
    In regard to: Logan, Everett.
    In regard to: Gambling
    August 12, 1891