Dick Yeager 6 Apr 1895 Muskogee Phoenix, Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Dick Yeager 6 Apr 1895 Muskogee Phoenix, Muskogee, Oklahoma - be H naked Men Slop a Bock In Inn (I Trntn Near...
be H naked Men Slop a Bock In Inn (I Trntn Near lleiwne«imy. Ok. HRNNtiflHKY, Ok., April 4.—AH the through Rook Island passenger and express train for the north was leaving Denver, 8 miles south of here, last night about midnight, two masked men jinnped from beh 1 nd the coa 1 shute and covering the engineer and fireman, commanded them to stop at a | certain point about 200 yards from the I water tank. The engineer, a little excited, went about a quarter of a mile beyond the place, and narrowly escaped losin r his life in consequence,one- robber firing at him. but on account of the sudden appliance of the air brakes and sudden decrease of speed the ball went through the cab window. Conductor James Mack, not having heard the shot, started to find out what was wrong and was covered as he approached the engine and told to climb into the cab. The outlaws then robbed him and the train men, while waiting for three other men to come up to the train. As soon as all the band had gathered, Express Messenger Jones was ordered to open the car door. This was refused and he again was told to open it or they would kill him. He again refused and twelve shots were fired through the car. one of which struck him in the wrist, break ing a bone. He attempted to escape from the opposite side of the car, but was captured by a ^nard on that side and made to crawl under the train. An attempt was ! then made to open the safe, but notli I ing could be done. Then the robbers proceeded to rob the passengers in the smoker and a day coach, securing about JjWWK) in money, gold watches, revolvers and other valuables. No raid was made on the sleepers. After the work had been completed the robbers mounted their horses and rode in a westerly direction. When the train arrived at Kingfisher Sheriff Iiurchett and United States Deputy Marshal Madson, of El Reno, were notified, and were taken with posses to the scene of the holdup by a pecial train. They found the trail about 4 miles west of Dover, where the Cimarron river had been crossed, and are still following it. There is no positive identification of the robbers, but they are supposed to be led by Dick Yeager, an outlaw who has headquarters in Cheyenae county. The awful residence west yesterday and jealous with facts very here and friend, a and and been for this and St upbraided first shown acknowledged he shot left St. the St. lecturer of He is a fllon. 1MM«*. first in Secretary of of being not the municipal

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