Douglas Graphic, April 9, 1892

Douglas Graphic

April 09, 1892

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Graphic, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1892, Douglas, Wyoming II t THE I Guaranteed! t to Iwr-pest 1 IO i-f V -'W1 t.t jmlna. g VOL e. DOUaLAS j THI GRAPHIC U the! I only Democratic News- J paper in Converse Co. It Is the best sdver- Using medium. Try it. OMINU, APBIL 9r 1892. NO 32. THE STOCKMEN CO UP NORTH TO KILL THE SETTLERS OF JOHNSON COUNTV. THE COBKIHOCD SS MiJOB WOLCOTT; OF He li AtilsM BI Fred Hems Canton, Billy tnlne maOUx Caleb Nate Cnanipleii, Boy Hamll- UnaoilUlui-rsatHinie And Brntallj Burdtr Celd BllHMl. SkerUT in UuHaand ef the Set- Den lias the Murderers Sairoaiiaea'. Fall Partltulsis up to WeosKiday Kom. II reporU are true northern Wyomiug IB about to such i reign uf terror a> was never known in il.iastau. Tuesday nighi a tippuial train oame np on tbe Cheyenne it iJorlbern and weni fljiug wemward It bas since been learned that, n started from Denver, and earned horses, wagonn, provisions, guna men. At 4Jheyenne several prominent men are supposed to have joined tht- expedition subsequently occurred i> graphically tuld in s letter which editor of this paper received from Casper Thursday noon Fol- lowing are the most important por- tions ol eaitl letter CABPUB, Wro, MABCB 6, 1898 BDITOB GBAPUIO. -Cai-per is at fever beat tonight. Early Jbif morning three brand new wagons, each drawn bj four horaea, passed throngii town, each loaded with bedding and with s, mesa box have been speculating all day a> TouKVSas though they htd not been driVen Bve miles. Tb> Horace Bate arrived in H> and reported that a band oi abnut 46 men, mounted and armed were on tbe Buffalo road People oonld nut believe it, but a htile Bert Lainbert arrived in town, and wben be found that a portion of thi were already known, told the .following storj He wan banting sheep for Bub Parkbnnt today sod ibont om o'oloik, wlien away op Casper 8av some horsemen, strung oat n single Ble, whom he first look to be Indiana He leveled bis field on Iboae at tbe rear of tbe column and noUoed they were white men The thought occurred to him that i wu someone driving bones, and atarted over vo tee who they were When be not nearer be saw that the oU bad riders, and upon get tmg closer comluded it ouiit he didn't care lo e an. to (urn off, when they al timed, to head bim off He oon- olndud that the her, thing be oonld waa to ride baldly forward, and did so Several ol the -party mvi him, reoogdlted him, and ordere iiro to ride along them H> they were imperative li their demands, and he consented UK grace he could nndei the einiumilanues, He says Mi] notorious Urn and After riding with them 'or seven under a solemn pledge uf ibotil IB ramutea of 8 00 Ml) Wotoou consented to lei him leave. Uo there were Ju.t aboat a hundred mm, i o whom were known K> him by sight, all of thi nun h.lng apparently stockmen aoif stock foremen, tut, tach atvd every uf whom was with a V> Inehesttr and one to two Bert roilf of Morrisoa fur Mor'nton wu armed with a two alx-sbooUrs and dirk knifs. ID oonuot Lehman, a wsll known man, and oom- pslled him u> ihni oosapanj fuf a long fkota have to light, It has botn tMrow) that a trtln M into ibt stoek Jtrlog ths Jiiffcl vim was l Wniorn iMt ilf to> of in small deuobments, so that U not known that men were with tbe wagons until thmte men came in tonight The only solution that people here oonld offer, day waa that it was a surveying oat- fit. What this band of armed men can lie going lor, you can imagine as well as anyone. Whether the people of Buffalo are "on" or not, a matter of much speculation here, Siuiw receiving tbe above letter ill aorta of rumors have been afloat. It ma tbat daring Tueaday night the wires between here) and Orin Jono- tion were oat. Also the wire be- tween Douglas and .Buffalo tas been, kept ant ever since, and apt a mes- sage has been got through since Tuesday, and at iliia writing it is Saturday noon. The Buffalo Bul- letin, which was printed Thursday, Beached here this, morning, and its columns show that at tbe time it went to press the people of the north were in total ignorance of the presence of said body of armed men ID Johnson county Tbe Oueyenne Leader of Friday morning bas the following to aay about the matter: I'o people in this city tbe Deuver papers brought the startling nformatiou that a party of at least thirty-live Pinkerion detectives bad been whisked through this city en route to tbe northern .country to there begin the work of extermmat- ng the rustleru. work bud been quietly enough performed HO tbat only those who were into the secret were aware of what waa trans- piring. At i o'clock da Tuesday afternoon a xpeoial train started from Denver. it bad aboard somewhere between htrty.five and seventy five men, jrobably about the first named num- uer. This tram reached Uheyenne o'clock ID the evening iuJ kept in the east end of tbe yaros. Only certain individuals were allow ed to go near it. It u now said that eveBj'the oilers were not permitted the can. _sa-. ied to tbe train and soon after u arrival it steamed north. The train as u left here consists tii Ibe locomotive, of a chair oar with tbe blinds closely drawn, uaboose, three flock oars loaded will saddle horses and a Denver, Texa- Fort Worth flit car with several wagons aboard In tbe obair car ere the imported men, anu it if said some fifteen or twenty slock nen Each detective waa armed with a Winchester rifle and two sn Everyone of tbe Deemed to have fire arms of som. >ort lu the baggage car were tor leoesaary number of saddles, blauk- n and parspbenaha. Tbe trip to Jasper, a distance of some 900 miles, was maele long before day- ight, A slop was msde at the stock yards about a mile this side of Casper, and beyond tbat point tbe raiu did not proceed. lu waiting here were round several meu wuli Acquainted with the oouulrv, some >f whom reported tbe location ol various meo in whom tbe party wa u search and gave such other infor- mation u seemed peruneut The details of the expedition bad rviilently been perfectly arranged Each man knew bis duty and did n quieily The bones were debarked the stock yards, the saddles re- Doled iron the bjggage car at.d li 4 very short spioe of lime most ol nen were mounted, with their revolvers strapped to tbeir well supplied cartridge belu and their iViuobulers in scabbards at then uddie bows Tbe team and wagnni were unloaded at tbe samr t me aud the vehicles loaded with nrdd ng aud utensils Vo'one routed and tbrrt DO denrc 10 conceal When evcrj- hlng wu read) Ibe signal to more Ibe look tbi laid and cavalcade moved riltntl; In a uenerel Donn westerly d rfOtuTu Ity daylight not trace or vesttgs ol I oould In any direction Suon party bad departed train steamed baok to Oinn and after rsnwioioj there few hours sisnsd lorUbtyeaoa, laauhmg hue about a o'olcwi Vote of the in n would ssy a word about It. WttM asked the objrtrt of w M wlib sooh BUM op north they replied laeoiiuelli, and U) a word firtbtr, I isjsWsetiOM. Talefrsfalo somsiiibMio" with to IMMT pout UM railway D lUtjlas telegraph line onward by way From of Forj McKinney to Buffalo is a ment line Semi time on Wednes- day or that night tbe lelegriph wires were cut or communication brnkbn through other canxet. No mi oau now either come or go In that d reotlon, and the Johniion oooniy region is therefore out off except by mail. I It leaked out on Tuesday at; Cas- per tbat lome eon of an expedition bad Invaded that ssotion but ibe re- port quickly circulated fiat it waa a parly of surveyors whose pur- pose it was to neuure and tojM si me of the important mountain wbioh areawey to tbo'alluation in tbe building of a trans road. This seems to bave been generally accepted at. a fact unti yesterday wben the true import the. invasion partially leaked At Douglas more definite newa vailed ui an earlier stage and mysterioni circumstance was' then recalled It wan rememberec that at least a week before 'the captain of the militia bad reoelreil an official order to not obey an) orders calling bis company out ex- cept they came through tb military channels Parties arriving from Douglas and Casper last nigbt claim that no ex- citement prevails in those sections and tbat tbey have no information beyond the fact tbat a surveying party bas gone into tbe country They are very guarded in what the) say, which leads to tbe belief tbat know or suspect a great deal more than tbey are willing to tell Rumor bag it here tbat tbe iovad ng party intended to make curtain Powder river ranch in tbe first da} out and radiate from that point It s said that spotters have been at work in Johnson couuty for somt: irae definitely locating the men marked as rustlers, (t is also stated, though where the comes from no one can tell, tbat reports were made on Wednesday night by all 8JXJ the follow. Ing illnpHtoli: B. KUIBALL, kilted OB 1'ow.leri1 K surrounded ttt TJf'riltwb u> 800 for (wo dnvs. Wil Watch all roads l wire me. get them tonight. entirely 'neglevi OBAPHIO. W. have had no time to write or pn cither captured latest ler tlver ranob, and acting on this i formation the avengers took tin rail LATEB TUESDAY SOON have beld thr lublication of this piper from Satur until tills date in order to give tbr leople aome dennlle and reliable news, but reports are so conflicting tbat we scarcely know whnt to credit there bus beeu plenty o' trouble up north Is reasonably certain and greai excitement prevails all over the conn We will give our readers the flj IIK reports and the; can judge as to heir trutb or falsity Uf courte the lisualches we publish were tent or TV Delved, and what statements we give 48 facts can be relied on It biui been learned that the state menu given In the letter from Caspe. correct in nearly every particular .t Is reasonably otrUtln tbat Majoi vVoloott Is lu command of the invading party, and Frank Canton Biily vine, red Hesse and Hen Morrison are with him 1 be reel or tbe party Is rvixm- >d to be made up of cowboys ami >thers brought from Arizona and New Mexico titrange as it may seem It ij report and generally urllcved beie that Mid partv is sent up Ibere under Ibr of tbe sute authorities, but e will not believe until forced to du tbat Onv Barber is a party to such proceedings Judging (lorn their talk tbr pnru of nvKSlnn bus several sympathizers nnd ibpltom right In Uoug at who :lalm to know considerable about Ibe iiteiuioiiB and movements or aahi >arty One stockman WHS bend to iav U) a Cle enne friend lust bight We have got ever; rustler located and you just bet your life we are going to kill every s of a b of thun .his time On Mond ly we received from 8henB Annul of Johnson county nllen at Uuffalo Saturday It swn s Ibalbs had jutl Uitn learned of Ihp jreseooeof Wolcolt's parly uu there Sunday we received s gratu tfuffiln, purported be slgued by Bhtnff Angui ns (ollool ftfbl on 1'owder river belumn hlMups and ruf tlrrs XUON hare btrn tang, Kiwa i past. ns it is always duty firs' other business after :t and gang-r iotrcnahed In, "noi'if yon do not get you bouse and fei.f.v to aiirrender aloui; Ift afttlera whbj He StpT bursts kncii three driven Una und mns 'blHtovernmen McKlnney ttoop ,us, and probabl jou Woltxit killed. Si-steMaj iwme friend of th UW outsltt tclwrupbeil th andftkrd (bat help beim by Ibe stockmen bdt the OHO lust bet they never and mei tbrouRb Converse county 0 aid them The WHgani dtptf .d It teemi were fitted ont by Arp A Uummoiid of Cbuy tbe wholf. scbetne Mas con cooted and tbe mniderfrs sent out b] Cheyenne stockmen. It Is tbe mos dtabollcul ptot attempted am every Jinnett hand Is raised tbem and evflfy band grasps a openly Hiid freely cbnrged rifle bv ef GOT. I'lrber'i meet intl mute friends here 'tat hn has been a part; to the aSalrand used thr patron xge of the- state to aid it, but TBI GBAPuicssksonr to withholi JndRment and censure until fe fuels known. C'ntil fiJIy pruven we wll not allow ourself to believe tbat DC Burberls guilty HI Wolcot and gnng must surrtnder or die There la evidently no alternative. THK GBIPUIO eX'onds its tbanis to the floores of brard men, not n Converse, but from northen Lara- rnid county who bne volunteered beir ttorvioes to tbi) ofllbefg here Boys, probably four services will not be needm, your are Inly apareciated tame. There'is always a humorous side 10 ever; seriqus and the fellow with abtriff Aiifus lor tbs post H bonra, and ibe siiuatlon to dale U iiboul as follows WokxHi and bis affr killing three parties on pusbtid on lotvard Buffi' with Ibe f mention of ttirpriilng Sheriff Angvt atfd xfllitig Mm Mfid bis frlrncis, but Uiey Ui oatob blm o.pplng i'bty had cut tbe wire be- tween Buffalo, but a letter Mill from hrre to Angus lust Wed (art dim ibs first lutoimatlun taut IM Bur 'erers were In uw omnU' and wben the Wolootl lo Uw TA-rmoh ftunday sMt Ibnn with a large fbroe of widsur- UM fanf aod aaataftdtd Woiaott replied with a lona Probably serious trouble is over, but keep your horses and siddlcs rifles where yon can lay yout land" on tbem at a no ire gang have sur U) the Ft McKlnney troops IN EXPLANATION' PosatDly TUB OHAPUIC owes it. eaden a little explanation Some ten flays ago Sheriff Camp bell went east on important officis siness, leaving the of ib" uaper in charge of tbe entire man- uement of tbe sheriff's office Wi md been for seieml ireviuus, and when tbe cattle va iroke out we were on a sick bed ind ncaicely able to sit up. However, we did get up, and forts to proteut our people The; late stood round snd by word ol nouth encouraged and defended tin rhiteiap psrij tbat wtitt north ,t Innocent peltlern, and n Ilkp manner scoffed at and ridi- culed snd made light of everjtblfg I at brinK done in tb or on time you wi know'tbe reason. thing: Certain fellow bave stood around town this wee and sneeringly asserted that 'i'n GTAPBIC wan "afraid to come on and lake a stand on tbe situation, when these same cowards knew tha this paper was ibe very first 1; Wyoming or States to come ont in defense of tbe settlers and against tbe murderous "rang barons TBI Qiurnic fears noth jng, and when this trouble is over l wll give these uneaktng, low lived contemptible cowards tbe attentio they deserve and all the entertain ment they want or can stand Everybody here understands wha to contend with think ibat all loya we have had against, and citizens are well satisfied with ou Boial acts, dnring then Irving and exciting times, and should serum trouble yet come invaders will fin 100 men at tbe front in six hour and 600 in less than 24 hours whi will give them the warmest kind o a reception WHAT THET HATE OOHE. GBAFBIO told tbi people several weeks igo that the stockmen proposed to come into bis country and murder tbe seulern 'ully aa we know it now. What bas been done? The stoikmen bave organned witbout tbe slate, in ntnct violatioi f both tonpiiiutiona! and statuu a band of lliugs and murderern .ud desperadoes, clandestinely irought them into ac> urned them loose to murder and laibarously kill peacable and lau- .biding citizens Aud they have [one It Undoubtedly the; intended to kil t leaal a hundred ranchmen anu Tbeir sympathisers so tow Men right here in Dougla. iave openly asserted thai Woluott od his gang had gone north foi bat purpose, and that "they would ntceed because they were in the gbt" Of course these parties peak of tbone marked for destruc- bul the peopl. euerally know that undur that titl. bev class every settler in nonheri iVyomiug who is not a member o sympathy with the stock ssoctation If the report is true, snd we think t u, the murderers who went uortL mmenoed their bloody work in a arbarous manner thai would put u mme tbe most uncivilised and race that sver existed Nan Ibampion stjot down like a dog ani luas burned alive In his wn home! And by a party led by uub men aa Frank Woloott, lesss and Wi 0 Irvine! Just ibiiik f u! We It is cot true, bul we have no grounds for sueb hope is tbe most terrible, horrible, amnable chine ever t ivil inlon Thai they will ultimately fail i> otrtaio for ibs wbolt ouuntr) sgainst tbntn People wll ut stand idly by and sue rrJdish auooities uommltted Bhorlff Angus hai rvldentlr g l TW) lawabdlug ciuien of lluffal IK) Johnsuo oounty at kts sidr, at d I Mill arrest and arraign ID court of punishment tbe eullawa who KODS on to murder an- ofindlng Agam we ask, what bin ihrs UwkrasTj dootf Weoan tell you Tbey havr hrutallj raurdired i iw ssttlsrs In colil blood Toe} bave branded big stockmen as outlaws and norderera, Iks; lavsmmed thi fair lane wtd fane uf pf Wyu- mg They aJvtrUeed (kit state to world regioa WK We carry a fall >nd complete line of Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Capd, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Flour and Grain, Alio tke Celebrated California Woolen Mills Clothing Call tod get a aqnve deal and an honest J. F. PATTERSON, GLENROCK, WYOMING. DOYLE BROS., City Meat Market Fruit and Vegetables in Season. Second Street Dougls. Wyo A. S. LICIER, MANtflUCTtmXB AND DBALEB IS BOOTS, SHOES, Corner.Second and Center Streets, DOUGLAS, WYO. GEORGE BOLLIM, DEALKB IN WHOLESALER .nd everything found in a store PROMPT ATTENTION 6IVEN TO MAIL ORDERS, Socord Street. C. F. nriAURER, UTTOBNEY ANDCouNSELoa AT LAW, flrat National Sank Building' Douglas, Wyoming. NOTARY PUBLIC. >nFOREHT RICHARDS President U IUU1AHDS GECIKUE Vtop ['reside it Otahler a WYOMING. Surplus, Datm, DIBUCT Ox ALL LiiiDfjn NTKaaopi aid up Capital ACCOJNT8 SOLICITED. Bank, OhitMgu r u-.l.o LI. M STewi-ork First .Vatlon ALLEN HAZEN, LIVERY, FEED AN] SALEISTABLES, HAY AND GRAIN. Corner Second and Walnut Streets, DOUGLAS. WYOMINQ.; Douglas Harness Shop. The Largest Stock in Central fiuad Northern Wyoming, PETERSQK'S BITS AND SPURS ALWAYS IN STOCK. AI MBNtV RiruiDIO H. Q. PETERS, Prop., MOONDiTMIt. D3J3L3, WrO. ;