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Wednesday, September 14
At IO O'clock a.m l
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ID n <M«t rtfmMAevtlal Qt-vtLAf- nl
The Collis Train Robbers
Again Red-Handed.
A Posse Pursuing Them Led
Into Ambush.
Three Men Killed and a Fourth
One Seriously Wounded.
Bandit Irani Crippled by One of the
Oftloeri, but With Hia Partner
Sontag He Made His
By the Associated Press.] *
Sanobe, Cal., Sept. 13.—For more
than a week Evana and Sontag, the Col
lis train robbera, bave been staying in
the neighborhood of Sampson Flat, a
thickly wooded rough country, where
they could secrete themaelvea to a cer
tain extent. Tney wandered around in
a radius oi a few miles, and were re
peatedly aeen by parties knowing them.
Having heard of their whereabouts, De
tective Will Smith .and a party of six
white men and two Indian trailers, who
had been brought from Yuma for tbe
purpose of tracking the robbers, had
been in that part of tbe country for sev
eral daye. The posse waß on ita way to
Sampson Flat today, and bad got within
two milea of tbat locality, when tbey
stopped at the cabin of a man named
Jim Young. They stopped there to
cook some provisions, not expecting to
meet the train robbers in that immedi
ate neighborhood. The posse was going
down a narrow trail, which turned in
plain view of anyone who might happen
to be in the cabin. Tbey were proceed
ing leisurely, in Indian file, Vick D.
Wilson, a deputy United Stales marshal
from Tucson, Ariz., leading, with Frank
Burke, a deputy sheriff from Yuma,
next. A man named McGinnis fol
lowed, and next came Warren Hill, one
of Sanger's constables, who waa leading
a pack animal.
They arrived at Young's cabin, and
Wilson and Burke, who had gone within
the fence, were within 10 feet of the
front door, when the door waa suddenly
thrown open, and Evans and Sontag
came out quick aa a flash, and opened a
regular fueilade of shots on the party.
Wilson and Burke, before they could
turn round or reach their arms, were
killed in their tracks.
At the time tbe shots were fired at
Wilson and Burke, Warren Hill waa
tying bis horse and the pack animal to
a fence. McGinnis Waa standing along
side of Warren Hill. As Boon aa Wilson
and Burke had fallen, the murderers
turned their attention tt> the rest of the
party, and rapidly fired numerous shots
at them. One rifle shot passed through
the neck of Fred Witty, inflicting an
ugly, though not dangeroua wound.
McGinnis was shot and dropped dead
by Warren Hill's aide. A charge of
buckshot waa fired at Hill, but he
happened to be standing behind hia
horae, and was not hurt, the horae re
ceiving the entire charge.
The party waa taken completely by
surprise, and did not have time to re
turn the fire. The two Indian trailera,
however, diacbarged their weapons on
the robbers, but it is not known with
what affect.
The horses of the posse stampeded in
the tumult. The remainder of the
posse dispersed.
Evans and Sontag then immediately
turned and went through the house,
out at the back door, and escaped, going
in a northeasterly direction, and tbat
waa tbe laat Been of them.
Will Smith and the Indian trailers
stayed to deal with the wounded men.
Hill started after one of the frightened
horses, and succeeded in capturing it.
He then carried the news of the disaster
to the Sequoia mill of the King's River
Lumber company, and transmitted it to
the Associated Press correspondent.
Hill eaya they were going down there
to lie in wait for the robbera tonight.
In talking with Hill thia evening, he
the correspondent that he
thought it likely that the robbera would
attempt to escape by coming down the
lumber flame on rafta, and that they
would probably stop all communication
for the time by cutting the telegraph
Sheriff Kay had been out with a posse
and came away aick, and bad just ar
rived at Sanger when he learned of the
Parties are being formed in all tbe
email towns of the foothills tonight, and
a large body of men will, in the next
few daya, give the murderers a hard
chase. It ia now thought that tbe pos
sibility of the robbera escaping ia very
remote, their camping outfit having
been captured, and it being assured tbat
their ammunition ia not very plentiful.
An intimate friend of Chris Evana
told one ot the herders on the flume
tbat he had seen Evana a day or two
ago, and that Evans told him they were
going to leave the country in a little
while, but not before they had had an
other crack at the Southern Pacific.
The same man atated that the friends of
the robbera were very numerous in that
part of the country, and tbat tbey
seemed devoted to them, and that they
would supply them with bedding, food
and ammunition.
Warrants have been issued for the ar
rest of certain parties believed to have
afforded protection to the robbera, and
it ia thought that thia will have a favor
able result.

The Story of the Encounter, as Related
by a Fresno Correspondent.
Fresno, Sept. 13.—A poase encoun
tered Evans and Sontag at Sampson
flat today, and an exchange of shots
took place. The robbers made a des
perate defense, and killed three men and
wonnded others.
Information concerning the encounter,
obtained by telephone from Moore &
Smith's mill, at Sequoia, says the affair
happened this morning at 10 o'clock, on
-.onng's place, at Sampson flat. A
posse, consisting of United States Dep
uty Marshal McGinnis, Dick Wilson, L.
Olsep, Constable Warren Hill, Fred
Witty, two Apaebe oconts, and one
or two others, bad tracked the
robbers from Dunlap to Sampson flat,
about 45 miles east of here in the
mountains. The posse was coming
down the trail by Young's place, an
had no sooner got opposite "Young's
bouse than the door was violently
thrown open, and Evans and Sontag
appeared on the Bill. Before tbe officers
could recover from their eurpiise the
two robbers opened a deadly fire on the
posse with shotguns and then with
Winchesters. The posse was so demor
alized by the sudden attack, that they
could make no effectual resistance.
Four men fell under the deadly fire of
the roDbers, three being mortally
wounded. The names of tbe latter are:
United States Deputy Marshal McGin
nis, Dick Wilson and L. Olsen. Fred
Witty was shot through the neck,
thouj(h it is not believed he is mortally
wounded. The horse ridden by Consta
ble Warren Hill waa shot from under
bim. One or two other members of the
posse were slightly wounded. The
Apache scouts escaped unhurt.
It could not be found out whether the
robberß were wounded, but it is likely
not very badly, if at all. Immediately
after the shooting the robbers escaped,
without any interference, further up
into the mountains, in a northeast di
Tha dead men and Fred Witty are in
Young's house, where the latter ia re
ceiving the best care.
Tbe whole country in the neighbor
hood of the encounter ie aroused, and it
is Baid no further attempt to take tbe
•robbers alive will be made. They will
be shot on sight, if discovered.
' This last horrible outrage has thor
oughly aroused the people, and they will
pursue the robbers until they bave been
run down. Tbe whole mountain coun
try in the neighborhood of Sampson
flats is in arms, and it is hardly possible
tbe desperate robbers can escape.
The posse was one that left Yiealia a
few days ago, and had tracked the rob
bers to Dunlap, and thence to Sampson
The news caused most intense ex
citement here. Sheriff Hensley, with
deputies Ed McCaudeand W.J. Pickett,
md Constable J. G. Ashman, left im
mediately for Dunlap, and will go into
the mountains in pursuit of the despera
does, lhe sheriffs of the adjoining
counties have been warned, and will
take care that tbe men do not escape
north or south.
Fred Witty, who was wounded, is a
brother of George Witty, who was dan
gerously wounded in an enc unter with
Evans and Sontag at Yisalia, shortly
after the train robbery.
Sampson flat, where the encounter
occurred, has a bad reputation. It is a
rendezvous for outlaws of all kinds, par
ticularly cattle thieves. Evans and
Sontag own a mine at Sampson flat, and
are tborougly acquainted with the
country. They are on good terms with
•11 tbe hard characters there, and re
ceived every assistance from them in
eluding their pureurers. Four men there
will be arrested as the robbers' ac
It ia the general opinion that tbe offi
•jalfl should enter on the chase with tbe
intention oi killing the blood-thirsty
desperadoes, and thus end their career
of butchery.
It was known here that Evans and
Sontag were at Howell's ranch, near
Dunlap, Sunday evening. Howell ia
said to be a relative of Evana. The
robbera bad the horse and cart which
they took from Supervisor Ellis some
days ago, and left them with Howell to
be returned to Ellis. Evans also aent
word that he intended to kill the men
who shot through hia house.
The camp of the robbera waa discov
ered near Dunlap. It contained a large
quantity of provisions and late newspa
pers. Detective Smith says he knows
who the parties are that have supplied
the robbera with provisions and infor
mation, ao they could keep out of the
Bight of the officers.
Only Two Men Killed—Evana Wounded
by Detective Burke.
San Francisco, Sept. 13.—An account
of the fight with Sontag and Evans, re
ceived from Visalia, differs in many
particulars from the stories Bent from
Sanger and Fresno, and is as follows:
Only two men were killed, Wilson
and McGinnis, and they were within
five feet of the house when the door was
thrown open and Evans and Sontag
commenced shooting.
Tho trail of the desperadoes was first
found on Sunday, but was lost before
reaching Young's house, where Wilson
and McGinnis went to get potatoes and
leave a note for John Broder, who was
to arrive today. The men were on foot
when approaching Young's house, and
one or two of the party had left their
arms on the horses.
Wilson died with his pistol in his
hand, but the two men were killed be
fore they had time to act.
Detective Burke says the posse in pur
suit of Evans and Sontag-ran out of pro
visions, and went to the Dunlap post
office to secure a new supply. Return
ing, they came to Young's house, and he
left the party a short distance from the
house, to get into a watermelon patch.
He saw the flash of guns, fired
from the door and window of the
house. They did tbe first shooting from
the house. Soon after, Evans and Son
tag came into the yard and shot at Wit
ty. Burke was in a clump of brush and
shot at Evans, and, at the second shot,
Evans fell, dropping bis gun. Then he
ran in a stooping position till out of
sight. Burke is confident he wounded
The two Indian trailers were on top of
the ridge above the house, and together
fired three shots without effect.
The fact that Mrs. Evans was at
Yawell's house, where Evana and Son
tag left Supervisor Ellis' horse and cart,
tended to disconcert the pursuing party,
and practically threw them off their
Tbe Indian trailers returned to town
with Detective Burke. Sheriff Kay and
one or two of his party were still in the
Two of the Dead Bodies Brought to
"Visalia, Sept. 13.—A posse that
started put this afternoon haa just re
turned to town, having met Detectives
Smith and Burke, with the dead bodies
of Constable McGinnis, of Modesto, and
0. Wilson. Witt/ waa only slightly
wounded. Detective Burke says he ia
satisfied that he shot and wounded
Evans, and that tbe capture of tbe des
peradoes by the parties now in tbe
mountains, is the matter of a short
time. The man Olson who was shot, is
a mountaineer, and his remains were
left in the hills.
Seen Last Sunday.
Merced, Cal., Sept. 13.—A special to
the Evening Sun from Montpelier, a
email town on the Oakdale branch, on
the Southern Pacific road, states that
Evaua and Sontag were at Joe Long's
ranch, eight miles east of there, Sunday
night. Tbe outlaws asked for water,
and inquired the road to Snelling, Mer
ced county. One of Long's teamsters
said he waa acquainted with them, and
he was within 30 feet of them. They
were in a cart.
The. Ship Golden Horn Ashore at Santa
Rosa Island.
Santa Barbara, Sept. 13. —The Brit
ieh ship Golden Horn went ashore off
the south end of Santa Rosa island at 8
o'clock last night. She bad a crew of
28, but no lives were lost. The vessel
will probably be a complet wreck, she
was 72 days out from Newcastle, N. S.
W.,and waß loaded with coal for San
The officers and crew arrived here at
6 o'clock this evening. Captain Dunn,
the master of the vessel, was seen and
gave the following particulars of the
"We were sailing through a heavy fog,
when the lookout reported land ahead.
Every effort whs made to get out of the
place, but tbe wind seemed to lull, and
before the ship would answer the helm,
the bow struck the bottom. Finding it
would be impossible to get her off, and
the vessel aft sinking rapidly, the
men put to the small boats. When we
left her she was completely gutted aft,
and a heavy sea was breaking over her.
In the darkness tbe coast was not dis
cernible,- but was seemingly rooky."
If the weather continues fair, it will
be possible to save some of the cargo.
Nothing was saved by the men, they
barely eecaping with their lives. Some
had no coats, and others were hatless.
In this condition, in the small boats,
they followed the coast line until they
effected a landing, at 5 o'clock this
morning, at Beacher's Gove. This part
of tbe island is uninhabited, and at 8
o'clock the party left in their boats for
the mainland, where they arrived, after
being nearly twenty hours with scarcely
any food, and having rowed their boats
probably over fifty miles.
Tbe Golden Horn was a three-masted
ship of 1800 tons register, owned by
James R. De Wolf & Son, of Liverpool.
She sailed from Newcastle, N. S. W., on
July 3d, with 2800 tons of coal, con
signed to the Southern Pacific railroad
at San Pedro.
A Good Day's Sport at tbe State Fair
Sacramento, Sept. 13.—The first race
today was for 3-year-old trotters. Ade
laide McGregor won in straight beats,
Peko second each heat, Antioch third;
time, 2:21^,2:22.
In the second race, for 2-year-old
pacers, Madcap and Octoroon were the
only starters. The latter was lame and
was distanced. Madcap jogged over the
course in 3:17.
The third race, for the 2:27 c'aes had
three starters —Vhornwood, Del Rey and
Lou Wilkes. Firat heat—Del Rey won
in 2:24%, Thornwood second. Second
heat—Thornwood won in 2:24, Del Rey
second. Third heat —Lou Wilkes won
in 2:30%, Thornwood second. Fourth
and fifth beats—Thornwood in 2:25.'-4,
2:22-4. WUkes was distanced in the
last neat.
The fourth race, for 2:25 trotters, bad
nine starters. Five heats were trotted
when it was postponed on account of
darkness. Maggie won two heats, Don
Marvin'two and Fmin Bey one. Beet
time, 2 -.22} j, and the Blowest, 2:24.
Terrible Results of the Political War in
the Choctaw Nation.
Caddo, I. T., Sept. 13.—Seven men
are reported to have been murdered
since yesterday morning in the Choctaw
nation, incidental to the political war
now raging there. Governor Jones, who
is here, has summoned Indian Agent
Bennett, Agent Wright, Lieutenant-
Governor Bryant and a number of prom
inent Indians to confer with him. He
has dispatched an armed force to the
seat of trouble, and keeps a heavy guaid
round himself all the time.
A Tramp Killed by a Boy.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 13.—An un
known tramp was killed at South Prai
rie last night by Wiley Combest, a 19
--year-old boy, employed as a hop picker.
Combest refused to allow three tramps
to enter a barn where be slept, where
upon they began to abuse him. He
pulled a revolver and shot one dead, the
others running away. The boy then
surrendered himself to the authorities.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, fa
mous for its cures of bad colds, and as a
preventive and cure for cronp, 50 cents
a bottle.
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, a general
family liniment, and especially valuable
for rheumatism, sprains, bruises, burns
and frost bites, 50 cents per bottle.
We sell Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, the most suc
cessful medicine in use for dysentery,
diarrhoea, colic and cholera morbus, 25
and 50 cent bottles.
St. Patrick's Pills. They are the best
physic. They also regulate tbe liver
and bowels. Try them, 25 cents per
Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment
for tetter, salt-rheum, scald head, ecze
ma, piles and chronic sore eyes. 25
cents per box. For sale by C. F.
Heinzeman, 222 North Main, druggist.
Frosts in the Northwest.
Washington, Sept. 13.—Frosts are
reported in the Dakotas, Minnesota and
Nebraska, last night.
Falling Hair
Produces baldness. It is cheaper to buy
a bottle of skookum root hair giower
than a wig; besides, wearing yonr own
hair is more convenient. All druggists.
Yonr fall suit should be made by Getz.
Fin* tailoring, best fitter, large stock.
112 West Third street.
The Normannia's Passengers
Safely Landed.
Their Long Confinement Hap
pily Terminated.
The Unfortunates Comfortably Shel
tered on Fire Island.
Justice Barnard's In junction Knocked
Out and lhe Bellgerent Baymen
Foroed into Submission
by Militia.
By the Associated Press.]
Quarantine, N. V., Sept. 13.—The
evening of this day, which started with
anxiety, troubles and alarming rumors
of likely fights and bloodshed, con
cluded with everything calm. The pas
sengers of the Normannia have been
landed; the steamer Pegasus is safely
anchored under Sandy Hook with the
naval reeerve on board; there are no
new cases of cholera on board the
steamers, nor on the islands, and the
only present worry of Health Officer
Jenkins is his tummons to appear be
fore the supreme court in Brooklyn and
Judge Barnard to show cause
and by what right he detains
the cabin passengers of the Normannia
on Fire island; by what right he, as
health officer of the port of New York,
detained them when they were out of
his jurisdiction in the state of New Jer
sey, on board the Stonington, or on the
Cepheus lying in the waters of Suffolk
county; by what right he placed them
on an unseawortby vessel like the Ston
ington, and sent them to sea in the
Cepheus without proper accommoda
tions or provisions, and in vessels upfit
and unsafe for the purpose.
Passengers Landed and Made Comfort
able at Fire Island.
Fire Island, N. V., Sept. 13 —From
all indications the bay men's little war is
over. David S. S. Sammis, late pro
prietor of the Surf hotel, said tbe
trouble is a tempest in a teapot. Some
of the baymen, excited by people who
bad political measures to Serve, becarra
impressed moreor less with tbe idea that
the establishment of a quarantine camp
at Fire Island would injure their busi
ness. "This is all bosh, and they now
know it is so, and tbey practically admit
it," said Mr. Sammis.
The Normannia's passengers have'all
been landed, and will be made as com
fortable as possible. The sheriff has in
formed Governor Flower that theie is
no further use for the troops. It iB ex
pected that the military will be with
drawn tomorrow, and they will not go
to Fire island.
An Associated Press correspondent
interviewed a number of the leading
men of all classes—residents, baymen
and hotel men—and all join in saying
the views expressed by Mr. Sainmiß are
undoubtedly correct in all the main par
One fact became evident to the cor
respondent, and that was tbat the quar
antine of the people on Fire island was
a farce of the very worst description.
At least a dozen boats came from the
island to the mainland, and there land
ed loads of people, who, it seemed front,
conversation generally, and from the
ad mission 9 of several, bad been la clofS
communication and conversation with
the Normannia's detained cabin passen
The sheriff has assured the governor
that tbe people will abide by the law,
and that there is no further need of
troops or a posse.
All the trouble here seems to have
blown over. Definite news from the
bay shore meeting has not been re
ceived here, and it is reported that it
resulted in a complete back down by
the men.
At 11:30 p. m., a dispatch was re
ceived from Governor Flower, addressed
to Sheriff Darling, saying the governor
preferred that the sheriff should remain
at Babylon for the present, and that the
troops would also remain there until all
danger of interference with tbe state
authorities has passed. At this hour
all is quiet.
A great bustle followed the arrival of
tbe passengers at the hotel. Consider
ing the fact that 500 guests arrived with
in five minutes, it was natural that Eome
confusion should result, but such pro
gress was made by the temporary hotel
clerks that inside of two hours all were
comfortably located. Gray-haired men
jumped about in tbf sand like boys, so
overjoyed were they to be once more on
terra firms.
The second cabin passengers were put
in tbe westerly, and the first cabin in
the easterly, wing of the building. At
6:30 supper was served. It would be
difficult to find a happier crowd than
that which filled the dining room. Con
ventionalities were cast aside; every
one knew every one else, and congratu
lations were showered from every quar
ter of the room.
No strict quarantine is maintained. A
wind Btorm is now raging, and all the
passengers are thankful they are not on
the Cepheus tonight.
In reply to the offer of the men from
Islip to withdraw the injunction, if the
governor would promise to sell the hotel,
Mr. Flower sent the following telegram:
S. A. Jenkins: Your dispatch re
ceived, and your proposition declined.
The conduct of the people of Islip, in re
fusing shelter to the passengers of tbe
Normannia, and in attempting, by mob
force, to prevent their landing on state
property, is a disgrace to our common
wealth. The state accepts no terms
from law-breakers, except submission
to its authority. Your proposition ia
an insult to the executive and tbe state.
(Signed) Roswell P. Flower.
In conversation with Mr. Palmer to
night, tbat gentleman said: "One thing
I want to say, is tbat the American
public has gone crazy on cholera. Not
one American has died on any oi
the infected ships. The disease
only takes hold of under-fed
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