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DESPERATE FIGHT IN A RAILWAY TRAIN.

The story domes from Oheyenne that a carload of 60 Bcand navian oon verts to Moraonism while on their way' to Utah, m charge of Elders Marvin and Greelyi mutinied, and nearly killed their rellflbni leaders. Christian Jensen, one bTThe most prominent converts had noticed on the trip that Elder Marvin was very attentive to his two handsome sisters, aM, on making enquiries, was surprised/ to learn that both were' to marry Marvin on their arrival at Utah., He ccnoludedto aofc "bafote ft was too late, and took ths elder sharply to task for his perfidy. Marvin, however, gave him no aatiafaor tlon, and Jensen culled upon his friends to join him m a mutiny. The more ignoiant and most faithful of the converts) sided with the elder, and a terrific free fight ensued. Jensen led an unsuccessful attempt to Iynoh Marvin with ihe bell iope r aod saved h ; s own life by wrenching a revolver from h.i elder's hand, Many pei sons wiro badly batter¬ęd m the <ncoun*er, but tho pulliog of tha bell rope cauued the train to stop In time to prevent a disaster. No one at first dared to enter the car, but presently the express messenger appeared with a ehot gun and quelled the tumult by discharging the weapon through the roof of the oar.. In the melee women and ohtldren were trampled upon, and 'a number were seriously injured. Marvin, who had fought with desperation, was completely exhausted and covered with bruises. While the emigrants were at lunoh ihe trouble broke out anew, and Jensen, his sisters, and twenty others, who had money, left the train m a body and boarded a train for Denver.

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DESPERATE FIGHT IN A RAILWAY TRAIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2115, 22 April 1889

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DESPERATE FIGHT IN A RAILWAY TRAIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2115, 22 April 1889

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