||The fellow staggered back against the bar. Before he could recover himself, Butch jumped in closer to him, this time hitting him with all his might on the forehead and the fellow went to his knees but [he was] a long way from out. The fellow tried to get action on his knife but Butch landed the third blow that toppled him over. While Butch was busy with the half-breed, Curry and Maxwell stood the rest of them off with their six-shooters. After the fight was over they gathered their things together and left South Pueblo for fear of possible trouble. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: THE RIO GRANDE HOLDUP Butch received two deep cuts from the Mexican knife, but tore a piece off his shirt and bandaged them up and went on his way. They spent several days looking for a couple of men to help them in the holdup. In Durango, they ran into "Gentleman 'Black' Jack." He agreed to join them and [said] that he knew another man who would join them too. They spent ten days in Durango and finally set out for the scene of the holdup about 20 miles north of Durango"!1*. Arriving there,they placed a small barricade on the track. As soon as they heard the train coming, they lit a flare they had stolen in Durango and placed it between the rails. The engineer saw the flare [and] he blew the signal for a stop. They covered the engineer and fireman and ordered the fireman to the ground and to uncouple the express car from the rest of the train. There was a special consignment of money with two guards in the car. "Black Jack" McKinney was shot through the shoulder. The guards opened a murderous fire on the bandits and before they could plant the dynamite they had brought, one of the handits had been killed. After dynamiting the car, the guards surrendered. They blew the safe and transferred the money to their money bags. From there, they headed northwest for the San Miguel Mountains about forty miles away. About two miles from the mountains they discovered a posse. After a hard race they gained the head of the canyon ahead of the posse. When they were sure the posse had abandoned the chase, they continued on their way to Dolores River. Here they stayed for the night and counted the money from the holdup which was $67,000 in gold and paper currency. After dividing they money, they split up the bunch [with] Butch going west, "Black Jack" headed for Arizona to the south and Maxwell and Curry, to the north and northwest. Butch continued his course across the Colorado River, and on to the South Fork of Sevier River, a short distance north of Junction, Utah. Following the river north until he reached the vicinity of Utah Lake [and] keeping west of Utah Lake, he reached the point near Tintic Junction where he left his horse and saddle and walked the railroad to town and boarded the train for Salt Lake City. The next morning, he left Salt Lake for Evanston [Wyoming], After getting a horse and saddle from a friend, he gave him a thousand dollars and headed south. After leaving the friend, he circled toward the north. He arrived at his friend's, Rocky Stoner**, the next morning. -This robbery near Durango corresponds to no known train holdup by the Wild Bunch. However, it has some aspects of the Folsom, New Mexico, train robbery of July 11, 1899. Butch was not there but Sam Ketchum, brother of Black Jack Tom Ketchum was. The robbery netted between $30,000 and $55,000. -"Abraham "Rocky" Stoner was twice in the Wyoming penitentiary, once while Butch was there. Descendants had heard rumors in the family he was an outlaw and had befriended Cassidy but this was the first actual information to surface on it. Since this was published, much research has revealed the extent of the relationship, Abe Stoner's brother, John, was founder of Cokeville, Wyoming.