left the place.
No one attempted to pursue him, and people soon had reason to think he was not far off.
Some twelve weeks later on, a farmer sitting on his bench in Carterville Church, on Sunday night, observed the face of Tom Russell
peering through a glass window at the folks inside.
A second farmer, sitting in another part of the church, observed the face of Gordon Clifford
, a wild fellow who was better known as Texas Jack
, peering through a glass window at the folks inside.
and his brothers were in the church, with their aunt, who was staying on a visit at the farm.
After service, as the Bulliners were returning with the lady to their farm, a volley crashed among them from the bush.
, a younger brother, drew a pistol from his vest, and fired.
The party in the bush replied, when the old lady screamed-a slug had passed into her side.
Dave lived two days. On his death-bed he made oath that among the party who had fired on them from the bush, he recognised Tom Russell
, his brother's rival in the love of Sallie Stocks.
Tom was arrested, and the evidence against him