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    September 15, 1892
    California Digital Library
    There Is at Least One Gang of TrainRobbers the Less. FOLLOWED ALL THROUGH THE WEST. They Are Overtaken at Last by Deputy Marshal Williams, 2 of Five of Them Are now safely in Custody. Special to Tun. Moknino Call Kansas City, Sept. 14.— A Times special from Paris, Tex., says that a telegram from Deming, N. Mex., states that five of the members of the notorious Dalton Gang were captured there last night. Those captured were Bob Dalton, the leader of the gang, Gratton Dalton, Amy Dalton, Sam Wingo and Three- fingered Jack. Deputy Marshal Sam Williams did not wire the details of the capture. Deputy Williams has been following on the; trail of the desperadoes since their last robbery, In July. He followed them Into Kansas and Colorado, and finally into New Mexico, where the capture was made. The gang is wanted in Indian Territory,.. Kansas, New Mexico and California on charges of train-robbery, and the rewards offered aggregate $22,000. The following was received late to-night from El Paso: In the fight which took place between the marshal's posse and the robbers two of the latter were killed and five captured. Three of the gang are yet at liberty, and the posse expect to capture them within a day or two. The officers are keeping the matter very quiet in order to facilitate the capture of the other three robbers. CAREER OF THE GANG. They Are Wanted In California for the Goshen Robbery. On the night of the 22d of January, 1890/ the southbound overland on the Southern' Pacific line suddenly came to a halt on the plains about seven miles north of the town of Tulare. The train had just passed Goshen station, and those of the passengers who were awake were somewhat surprised that it should be stopped again so soon. However, stations are numerous in that country, and the stop would have been matter only for idle curiosity had not some of the passengers seen upon alighting that they bad been brought to stop in the open plain.
    There seemed to be some excitement, however, down about the engine and the express-car, a little group of men being observed standing by the latter, and several passengers accordingly jumped down hurriedly and were rushing forward, after the manner of passengers. They did not reach the group of men about the baggage-car.
    ' Get back there. you!" shouted somebody in a gruff voice, and a bullet was sent whistling over the heads of the passengers. They got back. They knew that a train robbery was going on , and they had no wild desire to become victims of the gentlemen who had undertaken to relieve the corporation of a little surplus coin. The passengers got back, but an unfortunate tramp who had been riding the brakebeam of the express-car was not so fortunate. He, too, wanted to see what the train had stopped for in that out-of-the-way place, and he began crawling out from his cramped resting place to investigate. The robbers saw his head and they were not of' an investigating turn of mind. One of the robber’s took a shot at the head and the tramp fell a victim to his curiosity. When the robbers had secured $25,000 In cash and departed, it was found that the robbery had been worked in much the usual fashion. Two men had boarded the "blind baggage" platform next the engine just as the train had pulled out of Goshen. They then climbed over the tender, covered the engineer and fireman with guns, and compelled the stoppage of the train. Once it was brought to a standstill, the engineer was unassed to the express-car and told to order the messenger to throw out the treasure. The messenger, meanwhile, had suspected trouble, and was getting his treasure into a bag preparatory to hiding It. This took time, and the robbers on the outside were getting impatient. They told the engineer that if the car was not opened and the treasure produced by the time one of them counted ten they would shoot him as being the only man within reach. Then one of them began counting. Before he had concluded the countenance weakened, opened his car and handed out $25,000. Then the robbers rode away and the train went on. The tramp, being dead, was given a free ride to the next station.
    ' Officers were soon In pursuit, of course, and presently the Dalton boys were connected with the affair, and Gratton Dalton was arrested and lodged in the county jail at Yisalia. He escaped from there by the aid of friends without and, possibly, within the jail, and since then "he has been in the Indian Territory and Kansas, where, upon several occasions, he has, with the rest of the gang, been engaged in trainrobbing. Besides the Goshen affair, the Daltons are suspected also of the Pixley and Alila train-robberies.

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    I don't know how advanced this thread got with what anyone had found about the outlaw marshal but in articles from September 1892 it was stated that he had a part of his jaw shot away. We have suspicioned that he was actually the sixth rider who got away in the Dalton Gang raid and that his whereabouts after that point were unknown. In doing past research it was told to us even in Coffeyville, Kansas that there was no sixth rider even though many people at the time said there were six riders. Well I found this the other day by accident and this seems to open up a new can of worms for those who want to find out what really happened here. This is a very historical case and I think the record should be set straight. Even the story of the missing U.S. Marshal Sam Williams is just as exciting as the Dalton raid. Well, here it is...

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    after a 25 year search and travel, Sam Wingo is learned, via the statement of United States Marshal Ransom Payne, that Sam Wingo was the 6th rider in the Dalton Gang who attacked Coffeyville Kansas banks October 5 , 1892 and were decimated. Sam escaped into Indian Territory pursued by a posse , he killed some possemen before he was killed in the nation....the whereabouts of his body and belongings are not know to us today. In that time, the area was Cherokee Territory and no records of such things were kept.

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