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4 Connection of the Montpelier Bank
Robbery with the flurders Near
Vernal Last Spring
How Cassady and His
fJ p Gang Proposed to Lib
erate Their Pals
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Looted the Bank to Get Defense
Jrei > arcd to Itake Their Frlonflis
lroin Cnnfody By Force of Arms
am a LnOt llewort Tho Arrest of
the Doperndori Confidently Ex
Jeott IMiin 5IoniluK > Tlicy Are
LocaTed I eajr Oden nt This Time
A Story of Unrinjr and Crime
That IlicnJlK the Deed of Jee
r Jame Cleier Vork of the De
f teutlvr anil OHlcers In Bringing
the Kaets to LIghtThe Indicted
lIen XOT on Trial at the Junction
The identity of the three mew who
f on August 13 last In broad daylight
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robbed the Montpeller bank In Idaho of J
7160 and then escaped Into the moun
tains has been discovered I
They are George Cassady alias
k j ° Butch Ellsworth Lay and Bob
Meek All are notorious outlaws and
desperadoes Qf the first water especi I
ally the former two who are leading
stars of the old McCarthy gang of cat I
tle thieves train and bank robbers
The bandits are now camped In the I
mountains seven miles out of Ogden I
f t > and unless the officers change their
1 plans they will be run down and
captured tolas
Should the officers go Into the moun
tains a bloody conflict is looked for
The robbeits it is believed have been
reinforced by half n dozen members of
their own pang and all are armed pre
ff pared for any emergency
Coupled with the discovery of the
Identity and approximate whereabouts
of the Montpelier bank robbers the
charged with Implication in the Vernal
tragedy Cassady resolved to secure his
release First he organized his gang
to break Into the Ulntah county jail
and liberate the mon by force The
plot was fustratod by the removal of
the prisoners to the new jail at Ogden
But this did not stop Cassadys efforts
Realizing that all attempts to liberate
his men by force would be futile Cas
scAly took it upon himself to furnish
money with which Warner could se
cure the best legal assistance obtain
able The Montpelier bank robbery
was planned It was successfully exe
cuted and ocer 57000 was realized
First the defense enlisted the services
of D V Preston an attorney from
Rock Springs who has previously de
fended Cat > S < ldy in criminal cases
Then the services of Judge Powers and
D N Straup were enlisted and finally
F L Luther of Uintah county com
pletes the list of legal representatives
for the defense In connection with
this it IB boldly asserted that 1000 of
the stolen money has already found its
way into the pockets of an attorney
associated In the case
But the members of Warners gang
are not relying solely upon the skill
of lawyers to secure the release of
their partner A bold plot to set him
free at the point of pistols has been
discovered Cassady at the head of a
gang of desperadoes has planned to
be present at Warners trial When
I the opportunity should present Itself
Sheriff Wright and his deputies were
to be overpoweredshot down like so
many dogs if necessary and the
prisoners liberated
And this is not all The outlaws have
a perfect organization They have
threatened lo kill anyone who dares to
take the stand and testify against any
of the three men now charged with
the murder of Stawnton and Milton
and sufficient evidence has come to
light to demonstrate the seriousness
of the situation Enough has been re
vealed to show that within the borders
of this state exists an organization of
thieves and cutthroats paralleled onfy
by the notorious bandit organization
headed by the James boys during the
palmy days of yore
It was thought that three years ago
when two of the McCarthy boys were
killed l while attempting to rob a bank
in Alta Colo the chiefs of the gang
had been done away with and that
the power of the organization had been
broken but leaders even more daring
than any of the McCarthys ever were
have sprung up and the fact remains
that with this band in flourishing ex
istence Hfe and public property are
As soon as the news of the Mont
pelier robbery flashed across the wire
detectives began to work The Bank
ers Casualty company which carried
a risk of 5000 insuring the Montpeliar
bank against robbery in broad day
light detailed one of theIr shrewdest
and most trusted detectives on the
case He went to MontpeHer ex
amined the bank Interviewed eye
witnesses to the robbery and after
satisfying himself that none of the of
ficials of the bank were implicated in
the looting began to look around for
clues He was satisfied that the rob
bery was perpetrated by men who were
experts in their line He heard of the
Vernal tragedy and that Warner oni
of the men charged with the crime
was a member of the McCarthy gang i
He knew the trial of the accused men
most startling and sensational revela
tions hat been made and compared
with them the execution of the robbery
itself is completely overshadowed In
point of interest
II L It has now come to light that the
robbery was committed for the purpose
of securing Money with which to de
end the notorious Matt Warner and
his almost equally notorious associates
Walter Wall and E D Coleman whose
r trial for the brutal murder of Richard
Staunton and David Melton near Ver
nal last May is now pending in the
Second judicial district at Ogden
Matt Warner now in the Ogden jail
nalting trial for one of his many
crimes and George Cassady who en
gineered the looting of the Montpelier
bank are both leaders of the old Mc
Carthy band of outlaws They have
been associated in many daring bank
robberies Either would lay down his
1fe for the oU rtf liberty was at stake
and to secure it they would stop short
of nothing
When Warrci was taken in custody
I I ffl6
was coming off and he soon decided
that there was a connection between
the Montpelier bank robbery and the
trial of Warner soon to come off He
came to Ogden and consulted with
Sheriff Wright who also had formed
similar theories How near correct
they had viewed the situation soon
Ii j I The officials visited Mrs Matt War
ner wife of the desperado who is now
i in this city suffering from the results
I of an amputation of her right leg near
the hip joint and received valuable
I information Mrs Warner has lived
with her husband for the greater por
i tion of the past six years While l conscious
scious of his many misdeeds she re
I mained loyal to him principally on ac I
count of the threats he made against
I her Warner confided in his wife and I
she was cognizant of his every snove
and that he was the leader of a gang
of desperadoes who In case she at i
I tempted to get away would put her
to sleep for eternity as easily and un
concernedly as they have done in many
wt ih1rr
other instances when an exposure of
their dastardly deeds was at stake
Mrs Warner was living with her hus
band at Vernal last May when the
tragedy took place Without attempt I
Ing to say whether Matt is guilty of
this crime or not she told the officers
circumstances which established be
yond a shadow of a doubt the identity
of the three men who robbed the IdaJio
A short time after Warner had been
thrown in jail for the killing of Staun
I ton and Molten George Cassady whom
she knew to be a desperate man and
one of her husbands chief lieutenants
approached her and volunteered < the
Information that he was laying plans I
for the robbing of a bank to secure I
money for her husbands defense She
implored of him not to do it that she
would rather see her husband con
victed than set at liberty
I A short time before this took place
Mrs Warner had sustained a fracture
of her leg which caused her much
trouble and finally resulted in its am
putation She was not able to get out
of bed After the arrest of her hus I
band she came to Salt Lake where her <
people reside to have her leg treated
It was while she was here the Mont
pelier bank robbery took place She
read the accounts of it In the papers
and the description of the men tallied
exactly with those of Cassady Lay
and Meeks
I When the officials visited Mrs War
ner she gave a minute description of
Cassady and Lay describing even the
horses which they were accustomed to
ride when out on thieving expeditions I
with her husband The officials be
came convinced they were suspecting
i the right man but to make things
I even more sure a decoy letter in Mrs
Warners handwriting was sent to Cas
sady at Vernal In this she asked him
I 1 not to assist her husband A few days
i I ago Cvssady sent a reply declining to
i I visit her or to go back on Warner
I He stated he had made a raise and
I that he had engaged Lawyer Preston
to defend her husband
I I Everything Stan money could do
would be at her husbands disposal He
wound up his letter with the words
I Believe me to be true to my own
people He also signified his inten I
tion to be present at Warners trial in
Ogden I
This gave the officials a most im
portant clue From the tenor of the
letter it was evident that Cassidy be
lieved Mrs Warner still loyau to her
husband They had then every reason
to believe that he wouid carry out his
intention of being present at the trial
This belief was materially strength
ened when a note hues Cassady to
Warner unircentionaHy fell Into the i
hands of the officials The missive
I stated in plain language that a raise
had been made and that the author
would stand by him Warner even at
the risk of his own life
It then dawned upon tile minds of the
officers that in all human probability
Cassady and his gang were coming
down ostensibly for the purpose of at
tending Warners triaCv but in reality
to secure his freedom regardless of con
sequences An investigation proved I
that Cassady in company with s ven
others who have been identified as
members of his outfit left Vernal about
I the middle of last week They had
their camping outfits along and headed
for Ogden which they gave as their
I destination Some of the witnesses
who came over to attend the trial claim
that the party was seen last Sunday
I only a few miles from the mouth of the
canyon All these developments com
I bined to strenghten the old theory and
how near the sleuths came being cor
rect may be determined from the de
I velopments that were to follow
Early Monday morning Robert Swift
the man who was witl Coleman on the
expedition which resulted in the killing
of Staunton and Melton and subpoenaed
need as a witness in Warners behalf
in the pending trial rode into town
Swift ha been suspected of being on
close terms with the desperadoes and
the officials determined to watch him
Swift remained in the city all day long
and about 5 oclock in the afternoon
mounted his horse and rode off toward
Ulniah station A courier followed him
and brought bade word that Swift was
camped in the outskirts o the little
town of Uintah It
Ulnlah was then suspected
that he stood in communication with I
the robbers and Cat his mission t
town had been to ascertain tIe feewng I
The minions of the law decided how
ever to delay action I I
Yesterday morning I Swift came into
town again and spent the grater 1
twn Iin pnt gatC part
of the day listening to the evidence
against Holman Lass night he re i
turned to his camp again Sufficient
developments fol owe last evening to
increase the suspicibns entertained by
the officials
I was learned later la night that
a warant hed been issued for Swift and
that he will be placed under arrest this
morning On just what charge he will
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be held could not be determined but I
the primary reason fo the arrest is to I
ascertain if posible if he ha any con
nection with the perpetrators a the
bank robbery
Sheriff Wright refused absolutely to
talk about the matter From appar
ently reliable I sources however ff was I
learned that a hope lingers in to offi
cers breasts that Swift I he knows
anything will come out squarely and
confess I he does a posse is likely
to be organized and the robbers run
down I
Should the desperadoes be encounter I
ed in the mountains they will make a
desperate fight They a well mounted
supplied with fire arms and In case of
a conflict it is doubtful if any of them
will be taken alive i
George Cassady has a record a a i
bandit only equaled by his more notor i
ious partner now known a Matt War I
ner The two have for years been
the leaders of the McCarthy gang I
was they in company with Tom Mc
Carthy some years ago robbed a bank
at Telluride Colo where they secured
521000 A short time afterwards Cas
sady was arrested for cattle
arresed ctl stealing
convicted and served a term In the
Wyoming penitentiary Cassady Is
commonly known among his comrades
as Butch a title accorded him It is
said on account o his murderous in
stincts One rather stoking incident Is I
the fact that Warner and Cassady re j
semble each other so closely that they I
a even among their acquaintances
mistaken one for the other
Lay is somewhat of a late addition I
t the gang but if any testimonial as
to his nerve is needed one has but to
refer td the Montpelier bonk robbery I
Meeks is also a stranger in this neck
of the woods but is evidently entitled
to take a high degree in the Robbers I
union I
To Matt Warner however belongs
the unenviable distinction of having the
most notorious record of any outlaw
mo oUaw
since the days of the James boys He
was born about thirty years ago near I
Manti of Danish parents His real I
name Is Rasmus Christensen I seems
that hs thieving proclivities manifest
ed themselves early for it is related
that when he was only ten years old he
stole a band of cattle
As Warner does not care to dwell
upon his past career It is difficult to
say just when he fell in with the Mc
Carthy boys His first bank robbery
so far as known was tat at Tellu
ride Colo about te years ago whereIn
In company with Tom McCarthy and
Geor Cassady he secured 21000 Af
ter the booty had been divided Tom
who was then going under the name of
Luke and Warner came to Star Val
ley where both were married War
I neT was then known as Dougherty
Willard After a few months stay in
Star Valley they went to Montana
taking their brides along They pitched
their camp in the mountains about
twenty miles from Butte where they
intended to enjoy their honeymoon in
however peace I proved of short duration
I One evening when Warner returned
to camp he told the folks about meet
ing a horse with a dead man tied to
ll back A few miles further along
he ho met a sheriff in pursuit of the
animal I seems that Mrs McCarthy
suspicioned that something was wrong
I At any rate when the first opportunity
presented itself she informed the au
thorities The result was that Warner
was arrested and taken to the Butte
jail charged with murdering the man
whose body sure enough had been
found lashed to the back of the horse
I Warner remained in jail several weeks
During that period he improved every
opportunity and succeeded in gaining
the confidence of the jailor One
morning he complained of being ill
He sent the lallor out to procure some
whisky and asked that It be brought
to him in a beer bottle The officer
I did as requested When the bottle was
handed over Warner took it and
I smashed the official across the head
knocking him senseless He then made
his escpeAS
He next bobbed up under the name
of Ras Lewis near Baker City Ore
There he met the McCarthy gang and
the Roslyn bank robbery was planned
By arrangement the band met at
Frank Beezlys ranch about twenty
She Is now being cared for by rela
tions in tills city The terrible strain
upon her nerves has been telling and
her condition is considered very critical
cal She Is a very attractive woman
and is spoken of very highly by those
who have come in contact with her I I
She fears that Warners friends may
learn of her whereabouts and now that
she has decided to aid in his convic
tion Is very apprehensive that they I
may kill her She knows them t be a
desperate set speaking from the ex
perience of the past s years
The crime for which Warner to
gether with Coleman and Wall a
now to be tried stands out prominently
as one of the most coldblooded mur
ders laid at the door of this gang of
I desperadoes The prosecution expects
to prove that the killing was done with I
out provocation and actuated alone by
the desire of Coleman to gain posses
sion of a valuable mine and of Warner
I and Wall to mae 1500 for getting Mel
ton and the Stauntons out of the way in
order that Coleman might secure the
I bonanza
One of the chief points relied upon
by the defense is the lack of direct
evidence on the part of the prosecu
I tion Warner has many friends of his
j stripe who would cheerfully lay down
their lives to free him and it Is 1 an
I open secret that many who have been
I summoned as witnesses in his and
Colemans behalf are in full sympathy
with the prisoners and will sacrifice
anything to save them
On the evening previous to the morn
ing of the tragedy Warner It Is alleged
I told his wife he waa going out to do
the killing His wife and motherin
I law pleaded with him with tears in
their eyes not to go but It was all in I
vain He left the house and when he
returned the following day he told
I them the job had been finished He I
gave his motherJnlaw Mrs Rumel
I 20 to keep for the mp of the family
This according to his story was a
portion of the blood money
In addition to this Isaac Staunton
Richards brother who was not entirely
killed in the conflict will go on th
stand and testify that outside parties
I opened fire while he and his two un
I fortunate partners were asleep in their
Combining the stories of these two
II witnesses who will take the stand at
the peril of losing their lives the pros
ecution is expected to present a very
strong case Before Mrs Rumel left
I Vernal she was made t understand
that to say anything that would mili
tate against Warners chances for ac
quittal would be to endanger her life
This threat coming from a gang to
whom human life is of no consequence
It was no wonder that she hesitated
before deciding to go on the stand
against her daughters husband
The prosecution is very reticent about
what its evidence will be but the above
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miles from Coulee City from which
point the start was made The robbery
proved only partly successful the ban
dits securing only about 6000 which
was far short of what had been ex
pected The officers were led on the
wrong trail and finally arrested three I
innocent cowboys who were brought to I
Ellensburg and one of them Cal Hale
convicted and sentenced to serve seven
years in the penitentiary The others
had undoubtedly been convicted also
only that Warners sisterinlaw who
knew all about the planning of the I
robbery informed on him An exciting
chase followed and Warner ad
George McCarthy were finally over I
taken near Baker City Ore They
were brought to Ellensburg and tried
Mrs Warners sister appeared as prin
cipal witness against the gang but
despite the convincing evidence a
hung jury was the result Shortly
after the cases were dismissed
While confined in the Ellensburg
jail McCarthy and Lewis alias War I
ner made a bold break for liberty
The robbers succeeded in making their
escape Into the street where a battle
took place between them and the citi
zens by whom they were recognized
in which both robbers and one citizen
were sIght wounded The despera
does then escaped into a private house
offering profuse apoLogies for their sud
den intrusion When the marshal en
tered they agreed to go back with him
to jail stipulating that they should
carry the pistols their accomplice had
provided them with until they reached
the jail as they feared violence by the
crowd The marshal and robbers then
went back to jail each covering the
other with weapons
In September 1893 the famous Delta
bank robbery in Colorado took place
where Fred and Bill McCarthy were
killed I
In the spring of 1892 Matt and the
McCarthys attempted to hold up an
express train at North Powder Ore
I was planned at frt tto ditch the train
but Tom McCarthy finally decided to
bring it to a standstgl by the use of
signals The holdup failed for the
reason that the engineer had an intimation
mation that something was wrong and
shot post at full speed At the next
town a posse of citizens were organized
and sent in pursuit of the robbers They
took the wrong trail and instead of
capturing the real perpetrators caught
five innocent men who are now doing
servitude in the state penitentiary for
the crime someone eUe has committed
Warner has treated his wife in a
most brutal manner and has only been
enabled to keep her under threats that
she would immediately be killed if she
should attempt to get away Early
the of her
last spring he was cause I
fracturing her right leg He refused
to procure medical aid and had not
some of the sympathetic members of
his gang furnished her money with
which to procure a physician she would
undoubtedly have succumbed When
she finally reached a physician it was
found necessary to have the limb
amuptated near the hip joint to pre i
vent blood poisoning ettins < in j j
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is in substance the most direct and
hence important testimony that will
be adduced In brief the state expects
to show that the Staunton boys and
Melton were located on the disputed
property and that Coleman hired War
ner and Wall to kill the former to get
possession of the claim and that the
killing was done in cold blood
To believe the story of Coleman and
his associates in the Ogden jail the in
evitable conclusion would be that they
are the victims of most cruel circum
stances Coleman is an old prospector
and fairly well known in mining circles
He Is a resident of Salt Lake where
he has a wife and family and natu
rally his friends are loath to believe
that he can be guilty of implication in
such a dastardly crime a he is now
charged with
Colemans version of the circum
stances leading up to the tragedy is to
the effect thait last fall Robert Swift
discovered a fabulously rich mine in
Dry canyon about eighteen or twenty
miles from Vernal The strike was
made just as the stormy weather was
setting in Some of the ore s the
story goes went 8000 ounces ire silver
On account O the snow and unpro
pitious weather all work in the way of
establishing the location was aban
And so Coleman says that early last
spring in company with Bob Swift he
left Vernal for the purpose of relocat
ing this valuable mineral ground They
had 0 Jack train and horses with them
After stopping a short time in the vi
cinity of Vernal they went over to
Dry canyon Finding the snow still
to deep they returned and camped at
a ranch a mile or so from Vernal Here
they met Richard and Isaac Staunton
brothers and David Melton who
broters Dvid reIon were
also out on a prospecting tour and
they pitched their tents near the Cole
man camp Coleman relates that Mel
ton approached him with the proposi
tion that the Coleman outfit should
hire them to work This Coleman re
fused to do stating that his party
wanted no men and that it
i was im
possible to do any mining at that sea
son of the year Melton then Cole
man says informed him that
he must locate the Melton I
Staunton party on the mine both par
ties were after or else pay the
latter 500 to keep away for a pro o
ten days Coleman spurned both propositions
positions He then suspected that the
Melton party was after the same mine
that Swift is alleged to have discovered
the preceding fall
The Coleman party moved their camp
repeatedly l but Melton and the Staun
tons clung persistently to them and
could not be shaken off As the spring
weather set in the Coleman party
moved its camp one Sunday when Mel
ton and his outfit was in Vernal to
Dry canyon where they pitched their
tents on the side of the gulch Con
gratulating themselves that they were
rid of their persecutors they returned
to rest In the morning however when
they awoke they were surprised t find
that Melton and his partners had fol I i
lowed them and during the night had i
pitched their tents on the opposite side 1
of the gulch Moreover the Staunlons j
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and Melton were sitting on the outside
of their tents with rifles across their
knees evidently waiting for an oppor
tunity to open fire on the Coleman
party as soon as any of its members
should put in an appearance I
Coleman says that to make matters
worse Melton who seemed to be the
spokesman of the party called him a
grayhaired s of a 1 and that if
he would not show them where the I
bonanza was located the Melton party j
would kill boSh him and Swift Cole
man told them It was an impossibility ito i
to locate the mine at that time on ac
count of the deep snow He claims
that he pleaded with tears in his eyes
that he might be permitted to escape I
safely with his > life I
Melton and his men then offered to I
compromise the matter for 300 and
Coleman to get away from them
agreed to it but not having the cash
proposed that he and Swift should g
t Vernal and get it But this the
Melton party objected to and it was
finally arranged that Coleman should
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go alone to Vernal and get the money
while Swift was held a prisoner as
hostage Coleman was informed that
if he did not return with the money the
next morning before daybreak Swift
would never see another day and that
if Coleman came back without the
money both men would be killed
Coleman then went to Vernal and
here is where the Ingenuity of his story
stands out most prominently He at
tempted to raise the money he says
but failing in this he told the tale Of
his predicament to Matt Warner and
Walter Val They at once listened
with sympathetic ears and agreed to
accompany him back to camp and release
lease Swift from his perilous position
Coleman Wall and Warner started out
from Vernal at night and reached the
crest of the hill overlooking the two
camps just as daylight was coming on
At this point Wall and Warner rode on
ahead and left Coleman behind When
the two former were a short distance
away from the tent Melton so they
say thrust the muzzle of a Winchester
out through the flap of his tent and
fired killing Warners horse from un
der therider The conflict then began in
earnest about twenty shots being fired
and when the smoke cleared away it
was found that David Melton and
Richard Staunton had been mortally
wounded while l Isaac had been shot I
through the thigh Coleman who dis
claims having any hand in the con
flict then came up and everything was
the doomed
done that could be for
men and their injured companion
Swift who had three bullet holes in
his clothes for it is alleged he was in
direct range with Melton and his men
was sent to Vernal for assistance i
The wounded men were then taken
to Vernal and according to Colemans
story they told some people on the way i
that they did not hold Wall and War
for the shooting but
ncr responsible
that it was that s of ea b Coleman I I
who brought them instead of the 500 j
Soon after reaching Vernal Richard
Staunton and Melton died Coleman
gave himself up the same day and i
when it was noised about that the
story told by the men who did the
shooting was rather fishy Warner and
Wall were taken in custody
The manner In which Warner was
arrested is rather interesting and the
credit of his skilful capture belongs
to Marcellus Pope deputy sheriff of
Ulnta county A warrant was is
sued and placed in the hands of the I
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deputy sheriff his brother being away
Marcellus tar > w that he had a very
desperate character to deal with and
approached Warner in a pleasant man
ner and informed him that the law
compelled that he place him under
arrest Warner objected but the plucky
deputy persuaded him that i he would
accompany him peacefully to the coun
ty jail he would lot him out the fol
lowing morning and allow him to
breakfast with his wife Warner
finally consented and once behind the
bar he was never permitted out He
made all sorts of threats the next day
when he found he had been duped but
ail in vain
A short time afterwards the men
were removed to the Ogden Jail the
Uintah hostile not being considered
very safe beside the constant danger
that members of Warners gang might
a any moment break Into it and lib
erate the prisoners
The trihl of Coleman w begun be
fore Judge Rolapp at Ogden yesterday
The forenoon was consumed in securing
which proved much
a jury a task prve
easier than had been anticipated
When court convened in the after
noon Prosecuting Attorney Evans made I
his opening statement which was t
the effect that the prosecution intended
efe of
to prove It was a coldblooded case
F S Holdaway was the first witness
placed upon the stand He described
the appearnace of the place where the
tragedy occurred I was bare and un
timbered he said
Heber P Blest a resident of Vernal
knew Coleman but not Warner nor
WalL He remembered Coleman and
Swift being camped near his place i
Vernal and on the day before the kill
Ing Coleman came to him on business
Coleman had said that he was in trou
ble with some men on the mon
to help pro
and wanted some money p
tect himself and property He had
also asked witness to suggest some
good men who would go up the moun
tain and help protect him Witness had
Desperate Plot Lneiirtlicd
Silver Men Meet Bryan
Bryan at Home
Business Mining and Stock
Peoples Party AdOre
The Political Pot
Famous Case Ended
An Appeal to OldTime Prejudice
I 3IeetInsr of the City < Council
Meeting of County Commissioners
Independent Republican Call
I Hilltop Vincent Lecture
Republican Editors Meet
Wall Street Movements
Tabernacle Banquet at Oprden
Yesterdays Court Doings
Political News of Utah
In KiUlvuiy Circles
The Citys Finances
referred them to the sheriff o his de I
puty The next night Wall Warner
and Coleman passed by his house
which was on the road to the place
where the trouble occurred He no I
ticed that Warner had a gun strapped
on to his horse Hea with them I
In town when they bought some liquor I
to take along Coleman had said the
men o the mountain wanted 500 but
tat he did not like to give it l
Mrs Russell motherinlaw of Matt
Warner was next called She was In i
Vernal at the time of the tragedy She
testified that Warner told her he had
received 100 from Coleman and was to
receive 400 more He gave her 20 to
keep On the evening before the killing
ing Coleman Warner and Wall got
ready took ammunition and guns and i
went off She had heard Warner say
= I i
to eo others You must ia ready to
snoot like hiL That fellow will
aZ10W wii
shoot at the drop of the hat
Mr Bennion superintendent of Coon I
at Vernal said that Coleman had
asked for money from him on the
forenoon before the killing occurred
Had arranged for 123 Coleman had
said he wanted to pay about 1000 to
some outlaws who were holding a valu
able claim belonging to him Had
belongng I
further said that this was blood money
Charles Teeter of Vernal said he
had been present at a meeting between
Coleman and Melton Coleman had
said t Melton If you dont let that
mining property alone Ill get the War
ner gang and shoot you up
4 I
I CHARLESTON S C Sept Midnight
i Out of 55000 votes reported Earle is
12000 ahead Indications are that Earle
I will be elected by 8000 to 10000 majority
RALEIGH S C Sept SNear Harlet
last night two negroes railway employees
went to the house of a respected white
farmer and enticed him some distance
from home and then bet him into insen
sibility They then returned to WE house
I seized his wife outraged her and ted to
the swamps News of the crime was not
I known until this morning when nearly i
everybody began a search for the negroes J
I mum
Speech is Delivered at Lincoln
By Chairman George
A Groot
Probable Result of Four Years ol
Cioldbug Rule
Dna Accepts the Semination at
the Hands oC tto Silver 1nrty
and Pledges Himself That He Will
Xever Prove False to the Trust
Reposed Il Ulm Ho Quotes Me
KJiilcy on the Subject of Free
Coinage of Silver
LINCOLN Net September 8The
National Silver party through Its regularly
gularly appointed committee tonight
formally notified William J Bryan
his nomination by its convention at
St Louis
The ceremonies attending the notifi
cation were Ir strong contrast to til
a the meeting at Madison Square g
dC last month when Mr Bryan and
Mr Sewall were officially Imtarmed
that they were the shoice of the Chi
cago con ition Instead O the sp
cious auditorium with its boxes and
galleries tonights function took place
in the open air o th plaza and town
to front of Nebrasfcas state capital
of those
building With the exception t
staled in a few score chairs on the
speakers platform and directly In
I front O i all the audience were stand
log The only thing in common wL
the Madison Square nitetine was the
Maisn Squ t eln w
of the
heat which while not nearly O
that in New York on the
intensity O tat i Ycr thl
night O August L2 was sufficiently
I warm to be uncomfortable
f I The big electric light above the stantf
devl oped a plague of pestiferous bugsv
much to the discomfort of the members
of the notification committee and the
others gathered o the stanu But + hA
between tonights car nonies and thnsx
in New York was I fast thrjt
Bryan did not rend his speech In an
swer to the Information formally giun
by the committee of the Sliver party
He made a speech neither long PO
short without the aid cC notes 10
was frequently applauded
Lincoln appreciation of Mr Bryan
second visit home since his nomination
was shown oy indefatigable parad ng
of frei stiver clubs the display of fire
works and frequent cxercEJS of lung
power through tin horns and the good
cudfashioned yell A big crowd re
ceived the candidate on his arrival
from Chicago this morning and he was
fm Chcg ts
escorted to his home by brass bands
and campaign organizations There
were more brass bands and a larger
number of marching clubs in a parade
that accompanied Mr Bryan later in
I the day t the state hone where a
goodsized audience assembled t hear
him deliver a political address
third parade occurred
Tomcat a
Tongnt a th pde oc
and flambeau cubs and organizations
fau ogzon
at mounted menu bearing transparen
cies and torches and firing sky rockets
ce vent to their
and Roman candles gave vet t ti
political enthusiasm in a way that
I was 0 oclock before the first 0 this
flaring flambeaus heading the citizens
fambus hen C
fag those at the
zens escort was spied by tho
zes escr spe
capitol a tirr bearers turned into
Fifteenth street the thoroughfare
leading to the stand Twenty minuses
later M Bryan appeared on the plot
and the crowd that had increased
for te cowd tha ha lca e
after the precession
with get rapidity ater te pn
was under way cheered him repeatedly
as his wellknown figure was recog
niz ° d The space in front of the std
and lbc several hundred feet waa
ad f reve hun feet wa
black with people Morris Humphrey
M Lincoln ppe the assemblage t
order and in a few words presented
George A Groot of Ohio chairman
the committee appointed by the national
cmmte appnted
tional silver convention t notify Mr
tnl slver
Bryan of his nomination by that body
of the notification committee and their
of whom were
alternates a number o who we
present are R H Walker Alabama
S J Mont W Pay California J H
Brown C G Litzer Colorado A
Troup Ctmneotieut H B Hudson
Delaware C C Strong S S Biddisoa
Illinois M A Costello W Gregg In
diana C C Cole H White Iowa J
E Harrington Kansas
W Fitzgerald Haringtn KaIs
J B Hendericks Kentucky C P
Darby J F Moytan Maryland B O
Fowler Massachusetts H E Light
J H Maginley Michigan C A Towne
S B Howard Minnesota G W Fowler
ler MIssuI Howa C G Bradshaw G D
Thomas Montana C R Scott W H
Lincoln Nebraska W J Westerfleld
Nevada W R Fleming J McCul
tough New Jersey J H Pterson J
H Mlland North Carolina W W
Bencley L F Dow North Dakota H
A Shout G W Moort Ohio F CaT
N F Williams Oregon A S DWtn
E S Mullen Pennsylvania C A Jew
Dakota F Keller Texas R
ett South DakO Kele Ta P
Mackintosh H F Bartlne Ut
Battell Vermont J E Cogswell A J
Scoter Jr Virginia G W Thomp
son J R McBride Washington 1 C
Ratfsmyder B Botcher West Virginia
H H Hoard R E Douglas Wisconsin
H J White Arizona J E Gibbons
Indian Territory H KBbourne
Rhodes District of Columibteu
From April 2 1732 to February 1 1S73
every person hart the right In this country
to have god and silver coined into money
free of charge and without limit as to
Quantity at the rates established by law
On February 12 1S73 tne congress de
prived every person of the rght to havo
sn er coined into units of money sinco
which time the mints have been open to
the free coinage of gold only at the rates
established by law
That the peooie at the time that law
was passed di net know that they had
been deprived of that right no one will
That have never fully understood
dispute they
have nevlr fuly
Tha J
derstood the orce and effect of that 1W
there can be no doubt
That cn the Motive which actuated thoso
who cure I t pa sese was bad nobody
at the present day will deny
Those who secured the passage of that

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