The New York Times
November 10, 1894
Cook’s Gang Again at Work
Murder Added to Robbery- Capture of “Bill” Cook’s Sister, Lulu
Coffeyville, Kan., Nov. 9- Private dispatches received her estate that the “Bill” Cook gang of outlaws raided the little town of Lenaph, twelve miles south of this city, killed a young man named Milton, and robbed John Shufeldt, proprietor of a general store, of $100 and a gold watch. All the outlaws escaped without injury.
Muskogee, Indian Territory, Nov. 9- “Bill” Cook’s famous sister Lulu arrived here this morning in custody of Deputy Marshal Oliver Dobson. She ws captured yesterday in Tahlequah. Her brother “Jim” who was present, tore the warrant, which he grabbed from Dobson’s belt and then looked into the muzzle of Dobson’s six-shooter. He threatened if he ever got free to kill Dobson on sight for taking his sister away.
“Jim” is under arrest at Tahlequah, guarded by four Indian police who were staying at the home of Lulu Cook. The woman is charged with selling whiskey to Indians and harboring outlaws. She told Dobson that she saw her brother “Bill” last Tuesday and that he would never be taken alive.
The Caddo Banner
January 11, 1895
Several of Jim French’s friends found the 16-year-old son of U. S. Deputy Marshal Dobson hunting on a creek three miles from Fort Gibson Tuesday morning, and taking him five miles into the woods, beat him unmercifully with riding whips. When they released him they told him to tell his father that they would take his life on sight. Dobson has been making a number of arrests about Fort Gibson the past few months and somewhat interfering with the personal liberty of the wayward element. It was he who recently arrested Lulu Cook.