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Funck & Wagnnils have jnst issued
part seventh of their Columbian Histor
ical novel series, by John B. Mnnick.
The readers have already passed through
the age of discovery, conquest, bigotry,
colonization, reason and tyranny. In
this present volume we see tbe a,:e of
superstition weli-handied, the char
acters and ecenee, although creatione
of the author, still in no wise discredit
the genuineness of the historical annals,
which are presented with conscientious
fidelity. The titla of this number is
very appropriate and a sign board indi
cative of that epoch in the history of our
country, The Witch of Kslem; or,
Credulity Huns Mai. It is a difficult ta r -k
to go hack to ages by gone, to divest
ourselves of what we know and are and
from a clear conception of generations
that have been, of their expe
riences, objects, modes of lilo,
thought and expression. It is a task
better suited to the novelitt than the
historian, and even the former tread*
on dangerous ground in attempting i'
One of the prime obforts of the Colo ,i
bian Historical novels is to piv<
reader as clear an idea as possible of t
common people, as well as of the rttfei i
of the age. The author has endeavor i
at the riex of criticism to clothe tl s
speeches of his character* in tl o dia
lect and idioms peculiar to the age in
which they lived. In the former vol
ume, the sentences most criticised were
the ones taken literally ob spoken or
written at that time. It seems as if a
few critics grow more severe the nearer
an author approaches the truth, yet tho
greater number of thinking men and
women who review these, as weli as
other books, are students themselves,
and the author who adheres to the
language of a bygone age has nothing to
fear from thorn. So much for
and in favor ol dialect
in unison with the data of historical
time. The Witch of Salem is designed
to cover 20 years in tho history of the
United States, or from the year KiKO to
1700, including all the principal features
of this period. A time and scenes that
are ac hard to depict hp the similar oc
currences in The Scarlet Lotter, so nd
mirably portrayed by iDawthorne. Chas,
Stevens of Salem, with Cora Waters, the
daughter of an indented slave, whose
father was captured at the time of the
overthrow of tho Duke of Monmouth,
are the principal characters. Samuel
Farris, the chief actor in the Salem
tragedy, is a serious study, and has been
painted, after a careful research, accord
ing to the conception formed of him.
No greater villian over lived in any age.
He had scarce a redoeming feature.
His religion was hypocrisy, eu
peratition, revenge and bigotry,
llis ambition led him todeedsof atrocity
unsurpassed. But one character in lit
erature peems near a counterpart, and
that ie the character of old Roger Ohil
lingworth in tbe Scarlet Letter, a char
acter which was a striking evidence of
man's faculty of transforming himself
into a devil if ho will only, for a reason
able space of time, undertake a devil's
office. The information on which thia
Btorv ie founded seernl to hove been
drawn from the most ratable historical
sonrceß, and it has beeuTwoven together
in a way which seems to be the most
pleasing aud instructive that could be
One of the freshest, brightest, wittioßt
books that Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
have issiud for a long time is A Cathe
dral Courtship and l'enelope'e ESttglish
Experience, by Kate Douglaßs Wiggins,
very cleverly illustrated by Clifford
Carleton. Many of the most entertain
ing of these pugoß have already gone the
rounds oi the country press, copied from
the Atlantic Monthly, where they were
originally published, but they gain by
the dainty setting of this book. They
may be warranted to destroy utterly the
moßt distressing ol the blues that hu
man tlesh is heir to, and to bring
laughter nnd sunshine wherever they
go. Bright, witty and well-filled with
casual, shrewd observations, these two
trifles form a pendant to S*ra .leane'to
Dunean'a delightful bookh of travel.
A charming vein oi feeling funs
through the story of The Cathedral
Courtship, while the account of Pent*
lope's ISoglifh Experiences is inirly bab
bling over with satirical humor. The
characters are drawn with a r wift, nner
rlng hand, the high church aunt of the
cathedral courtship having as much in
dividuality as tlie serious Arce-icsn lov
er in Penelope's Experiences. The au
thor's delicacy of touch throws in relief
all their salient features, and creates
living men nnd women while only eeein
ing to amueewith humorous trittorj. Tho
experience with the ogge, which the
three American maidens try to eat out
oi the shell in the European fashion, is
a little iar-fetched, perhaps, and their
embarrassment upon learning that
they are going to meet a
duke is blho a tritle unreal.
But these Bpots on the eun that
gives co much light enjoyment are ho
small that it euems almost unfair to
reier to them. The hook ie a little gem
that will gain popularity without the
recommendation of critics, and will find
hospitality in many a home iv America
and abroad.
Lee o; Shepnrd have a new book by
Henry Wood that is indeed a valuable
addition to the literature devoted to
the subject of mental hilling. It ie en
titled ideal Suggestions Through Mental
Photography, a restorative system for
home and private use, preceded by a
study of the laws of mental healing.
Suggestion of some kind is the
great mental motor. It may enter
the hnmm mind either in thought—
waveß projected by anchor miud, or
through the avenue of an outer eonse.
Hypnotic suggestion stirs the mind on
the season's plane by tho dominant im
position of the force of another person
ality. Ideal Suggestion is the photo
graphing 6f part hikl perfect ideals di
rected upon the mind thiough the me
dium of the eenee n! sight, it is volun
tary and free irom any nd mixture of
personality or imperfection. By the
cultivated vigor of thongiht. concentra
tion it develops wonderful power and
utility. The principles presented are
unconventional and often inisappre
hended, bnt the dawn ol their general
recognition iB et hand. If the nnthor
can add even a small contribution to tbe
influences which will hasten their ac
: ceptanre, he will find abundant
recompense lor his attempt at
their popular interpretation. While
they involve lawn and forces
which extend above and beyond the
domain of the pure intellect, they are
orderly end have scientific adaptability.
The moulding influence of the spiritual
and internal man upon his external
counterfeit will soon receive merited
appreciation. Causative forces lie hid
den below the surface, and it common
observation falls to cognize them it is
duo to the color-blindness of materialism.
If the principles set forth embody living
1 realities ttiey should be sought for their
own sake, if otherwise, they will soon
! come to naught Knowledge of truth is
the highest human attainment. That
part of this work which is devoted to
ideal suggestion is naturally preceded
' by on outline ol general laws of mental
j healing. The attempt ie made to
ii • iii. thorn in a simple man
I ncr, free from technicality and
occult terminology. The author,
although having bad some un
usual opportunities for gaining an mi
di-rstandlng of this subject, ie not a pro
fessional "healer," and does not prac
tice nor give advice concerning disease.
His position is that of an independent
conservative Investigator and student of
troth. The conclusions formed are the
result ot n careful and extended obser
vation of the experiences of scores
of persons, together with a study
of the literature and philosophy of the
pubject, in addition to a personal expe
rience of depth and intensity. It is not
the expectation of the author or the
publishers of this work that Ideal Sug
gestions will, in any degree, displaco
regular mental treatment. On the con
trary, the better tbe whole subject Is
generally understood, the broader will
be tbe field of activity for evtry good
living teacher and healer. Ideal Sug
gestion, though now presented as a
formulated system for the first time,
is only proposed as supplementary.
Rut though it be but an extension oi
existing! practice, it contains great
practical possibilities for good. In it
visionary and impracticable aspects of
the subject are eliminated, and a scien
tific basis found. When mental causa
tion is understood, the utility of ideal
suggestion is seen to be both reasonable
and practical. Hypnotic suggestion has
its uses, hut this is on adistinctiy higher
plane. The book is technical, but thor
oughly plain and concise, and will prove
a boon to invalids and a valuable addi
tion to the substantial literature of the
Tho reading public seem to realize and
appreciate the fact that almost every
thing that comes from ths limners'
press is good. Delightful stories, more
than enough to give ono for each day in
the month are contained in the lateet
volume in the Bonners' Ledger Library.
They are all from the pen of Amelia E.
Barr, which ie a guarantee of their in
terest and charm. Mrs. Barr is one of
the most popular story writers of the
day, ond these selected writings are of
her best. They are grouped under the
leading tale's title, The Mate of the
Easter Bell, ond though the volume
numbers nearly 400 pages, it
may be had in paper as well
as cloth. 'Thia book of fascinating Barr
stories is a volume of choice literature
thst may make your hot summer after
noons or idle moments on an outing trip
not only pass with great ploasure but
considerable profit as well. The Ledger
library is always wholesome. A new
and charming novel just issued by them
is by .lanoG. Fuller, entitled Hearts and
Coronets, and elegantly Illustrated by
Arthur Lnmley. Hearts an 1 Coronets
is a novel in which rank and wealth are
contrasted with tbe plainor elements of
social life, nnd are shown to be no bar
to truth, purity nnd affection. The plot
is extremely good, and appeals Btrongly
to every mother who has ever looked
upon a lovely child in the cradle and
considered the possibility oi its being
suddenly snatched away and its fate
remaining for years a sealed book.
There are possibilities In life more
strange nnd surprising than any of the
inventions of the novelist, and this
story, like many otherß which strike
the reader as improbable, is founded on
laat, it is a deeply interesting narra
tive, with many delightful pictures of
domestic life and woman's experience.
All tho above honks for sal* by the Stoll A
Thayer company, ISO South Spring street.
Book Chat.
The Anna O. Beifsnider Book com
pany, St. Louie, will publish July 1
Ruby (lladf tona; or, a Return to Earth,
n psychic story dismissing the question,
Do human souls return to earth?
Robert dinner's Sons are about to
bring out. a now novel by Captain Fred
erick Wbittaker, entit'ed Tranogreseing
the l.tw, which is said to pojseoa a plot
of unusual interest.
The firet edition of Mr. William Wat
eon's excursions in Criticism and Elop
ing Angela were sold ont in London
within one week of their publication;
and Lorp de Fabley's new volume,
i'oems, Dramatic and Lyrical, waa aold
ont betore the hook waa issued.
Margarpt Dsland has finished a new
novel, which ie to be published serially
in tbe At lantic, under the titleof Phillip
and hie wife.
The well-known portraits of Lord
Tennyson and his iriende, by Mr. and
Mrs. Cameron, will be published in book
form by Mr. Fisher tin win. There will
be 25 iv photogravure, and they are euro
to form a particularly handsome and
desirable volume.
Under tbe title, The Opinions of a
Philosopher, Robert Grant has begun in
tbe June Sorlbner a sequel to hie Re
flections of a Married Man. The papere
will be issued with il'matratietoe.
Another delay hae taken place in the
publication oi Wilfred Ward's book on
William tleorge Ward and the Catholic
Revival, ll is due to the finding of some
' important letters that passed between
j Wad and Cardinal Newman. *
Richard Davis'a description of TJiree
English Race Meetings, illustrated by
William Small, one of the cleverest of
the British artists in his line, will appear
in the July Harper.
A Study of Walt Whitman Ib the
name of the latest hook of J. A. Sy
wonds; it vi ac published in tbe third
wee-k in April.
Zola's new novel, Doctor rascal, ie
just coming out In book form.
The readers will bear in mind that
there ure two hooks entitled Japan ns
We Saw It. The one ie by Robert A.
Gardner, and wae published last No
vember by the Rand-Avery Sapply com
pany, of Boston. The otber ia by M.
j —
Bickersteth, wjth a preface by the Bishop
of Exeter, and has just been issued by
Sampson Low, Marston A Co. It is un
fortunate tbat tbe same title should
have been chosen for two different books
on the same subject.
We have not had so strong a novel as A
Mere Cypher since Mr. Hardy gave us
Tess of the Durbervilles. They both
have the inevitable quality of true
A series of six volumes from Harper
A Brothers, to be sold at the Columbian
exposition as souvenirs, will be known
aa the Distaff series. They have not
only been written and edited but have
been printed and bound by women, and
the designs of tbe cover were made by
women. Two of the Bix wiil soon be
ready. They are The Higher Education
of Women, edited by Anna C. Brackett,
and the Literature of Philanthropy, ed
ited by Francis A. Goodole. The entire
set has been compiled nnder the super
vision of Mrs. Frederick P. Bellamy.
The craze for relics of the Napoleonic
period has broken out in Paris with re
newed vigor. Old Bhakqs plumes, uni
form buttons, sword belts, and all other
souvenirs of the Grande Armee fetch
prices that were undreamtof a year ago,
and the great emperor's famous gray
coats, hats and snuff boxes are at a pre
mium. The publication of numerous
books of memoirs, mostly by officers of
Napoleon's army, is a partial cause of
the craze, numerous works on this same
subject have lately appeared, and more
are in prees.
The Japanense have learned another
"trick" of civilization, as Japan has not
yet made arrangements with other na
tions for the protection of their author's
rights the Japanese publishers and
booksellers promptly reprint any work
for which there may bo a demand. So
conscientious are they in reprinting
that they add even the name and ad
drees of the printer of the original, ac
the reprints sell for considerable less
than hall ol the original, and as the
Japs believe in patronizing tbe home
market, English and American publish
ers will find them poor customers until
they have an "awakening of the moral
A Shell That Plercea the Host Power
ful' Armor.
fFrorn the New York World, June 10.1
At the government proving grounds
at Sandy Hook the army engineers yes
terday tried the lateet nut-cracker. It
will be known to fame ac the Wheeler-
Sterling deck-piercing shell, and its
purpose is to bore a hole through the
sheet-armored .deck of a war chip and
etill preeerve its shape, in order that
when the 30 pounds of gun cotton or
emmensile, or other high explosive,
with which it is loaded goes off, it may
be behind the protecting shell, where it
can work havoc to the enemy. To make
a projectile strong enough to penetrate
the armor yet with capacity sufficient to
carry a destructive charge of explosive
has been a difficult problem. Numerous
inventions, both of foreign and domestic
make, have been tried, bnt not until
yesterday wae a satisfactory teet made.
After a preliminary teet with an or
dinary ehell for velocity, the big gun
was loaded for bear. Sixty pounds of
slow-burning brown powder was put be
hind the 700-pound mass of conical
metal, and the lattor sent crashing
against the left-hand target on the big
I eteel plate. It crushed off the end of
the plate as if it were made of sugar
candy, and ripped the heavy joists be
hind It into splintered masses, which it
sent flyipg in every direction. One 200- '
pound fragment of steel was sent flying 1
over the heads of the gunners lor 300
Another smaller fragment was picked
up near a workshop 200 yaide away. A
shovel brigade was set to work on the
piled up monntain of sand, but though
they uncovered some fragments from |
tho rear end ol the projectile they could ,
not find the business end, representing
two-thirds of the entire shell, and '
which was the portion on which the 1
teet depended. They wiil dig deeper
The second shot was more successful.
The great cone struck the armor head
on, cracking off another section perpen
dicularly and boring a ragged hole
thiough steel and wood and sand as
easily as if it was an egg ehell. One of
the joist: deflected it downward, and it
waß not until after nearly an hour of •
hard digging in the sand that it was un
covered, point downward, at the bottom
of the 20-foot grave which it had dug for
"The shell is intact," said Captain
Heath, the commandant at the Hook.
"It hae done its work well." And the
happy inventor to whose company euc
cees means a fortune threw up his hat
and shouted for joy.
Four batches o,' shells, 6* to the batch,
have been ordered by the ordnance de
partment, which has the right to test
two ; hells from each batch. It is
possible that another shell may be
lired in consequence of the breaking
of the back portion of the one
first firod, but the ordinance officers Bay
that if two-thirds of the penetrating end
be found to be intact it will probably be
accepted, as that ia the point of interest,
and tbe other end can easily be made
Stronger by allowing more metal and less
pace for loading.
The new projectile, Mr. Wheeler said,
after the test, will penetrate the moßt
modern decke in use in any foreign
uavv. The only decks which would
prove invulnerable to them would be the
Harveyized decks of nickel steel used on
the New York and a few other American
men-of-war. In other words, America
' leads the world, both in armored and
deck-piercing projectiles. The cost ol
then, -little playthings is about $2."! l each,
bo I li.it the order for 250 of them means
a contract for more than $61,000. Rus
sia is also in tho field with an order of
large dimension?.
Captain Polhenius Pronounces Ulna a
Big Liar.
"I knew old Fegleg Smith," said Cap
tain Polhemus to the Yuma Times a few
days ago, "in the fifties when I was run
ning a Bteamboat on the Sacramento be
fore I came down here. He was simply
an old bum and got free passage on the
boats by telling his wonderful etories.
The bar keeper would get him started in
order to draw a crowd to the bar, which
be always did.
Old Peg was a marvelous liar and told
come of tlio biggest yarns I ever heard.
His ability in that line got him free grub
and drinks, which was all he cared for.
I don't believe such a thing ever ex
isted as the l*bgleg mine, about which co
mnch hsß been Baid. I know consider
able about the desert myself, and the
Hung is an impossibility the way old
Teg described it as I have heard him
inanv a time. Anybody who looks for
thp l'egleg mine is simply throwing
away lime and money in my judgment."
PonnsvlvanU ana Champion lawn mowers
ve.-y low. J. W. Baker A a.ua, 113 N. 11l . st.
He Describes the Capture of
Bandit Joaquin Murietta.
Good Work. Done by Governor Bigr
ler'a Little Company.
Robbers or the Early Fifties—The Cali
fornia Bangers—The Battle—Death
of Joaquin— Record of
the Ran gen.
I am not prepared to commit murder
yet. Tbe only way those men can be
captured ie to waylay them and shoot
them down.
This waa the reply of William J. How
ard to the authorities when requested
to undertake the capture of Evans and
Ron tae, says the Stockton Mail.
Captain Howard ia an expert in such
matters, having had, in Texas, Mexico
and California, many personal encoun
ters with the bad man ot tbe late
forties and early fifties, the age of des
peradoes. He was also one of the posse
that slew Joaquin Murietta.
Captain Howard waa horn in Virginia,
and in early manhood emigrated to the
republic of Texaa. There, for a time
he served in the famous Texaa Rangers.
When war was declared between the
United State and Mexico he raised a
company of volunteers tor the service of
his iiatfve country.
This company when mustered in he
turned over to "his brother, Capt. T. T.
Howard, accepting for himself the posi
tion of assistant quartermaster at Gal
veston. Later he aerved with the army
of conquest in Mexico, nnder Qurter
master-Major Simpson.
When peace was made and General
Scott's army ceased to "revel in the
halls of the Montezumas," the brothers
turned their eyes toward the setting
sun and emigrated to California, arriv
ing in this state in September, 1849.
They located in what is now Mariposa
county, where, on the Buena Vista
ranch at Bridgeport, a few milea from
Maripoaa city, William J. Howard has
resided for 44 yeara.
In the early days of California there
were bandits of every kind and quality.
The native Californians regarded the
Americans as interlopers, and at every
opportunity wonld assassinate and rob
them. If detection seemed imminent
they would fly south over the border to
their cousins in Mexico, or else in bands
of from half a dozen to 100 or more, take
to the hills and maintain a guerrilla
warfare of murder and robbery.
Tbe great San Joaquin valley was the
favorite ground for these bandits. The
country being thinly settled, the lonely
ranches were an easy prey, and when
the ranchers' homes were not attacked
their flocks and herds were driven to the
bandits' homes among the hills and their
growing crops destroyed.
Five of these guerrilla chiefs gloried
in the name of Joaquin, and one of
these, Joaquin Murietta, became aa fa
mous from one end of the state to the
other ac was the king of Sherwood for
est in the merry daps of old England.
Joaquin Murietta completely terror
ized the dwellers in the valley. So
great was his fame that eventually all
crimes committed between Los Angeles
and Sacramento, the Sierra Nevadas
and the'Coaat range, were charged tc
his account, and he seemed to be a
übiquitous Mexican demon sent to toi
mont the hated intruders— los gringos.
The governor of the state, John Big
ler, being duly authorized by the legisla
ture, offered a reward of $3000 for the
capture of Joaquin Murietta, and by the
same authority commissioned Harry
Love —former.lv c 'lexas Ranger and a
veteran of the Mexican war —to organizo
a corps oi 20 mounted men, to be known
as tbe California Rangers. These men
were to receive $150 a month as pay,
and their duty was to exterminate the
banditti whose haunts were in the San
Joaquin valley.
The company was organized in May,
,1853, and consisted of the following men :
Captain, Harry Love; rangere, P.Ed
ward Connor, William J. Howard, T. T.
Howard, William Burns, Charles Blood
worth, William 7 T. Henderson, John
White. William Campbell, Edward
Campbell. Augustus Black, Robert Mc-
Maatera, (jeorgo JSvans, John Nuttall,
George Nuttall, Nicholas ABhmore,
Jamea Norton, Edward Van Buren,
George Cnaee, and tbe surgeon, Dr.
These men, armed with rifles, shot
guns, revolvers and bowie knives, pa
trolled the valley as a body or in Bmall
equade, and, while they made few ar
reats, were, for so email a force, wonder
fully effective. Joaquin Murietta, whom
they were so anxioua to capture, seemed,
like a will-o'-the-wißp, to be ever just
beyond their reach.
The Hangers made the Howards'
Buena Vista ranch, in Maripoaa county,
their rendezvous and headquarters.
They were assembled there the first
week in July, 1853, when Captain Love
received a mieeive from Pio Pico of Lob
Tnia contained the information that
Joaquin Murietta, accompanied by
Three-Fingered Jack, his lieur.enant, and
a large band of followers, bad been seen
in the vicinity of Quartsburg, and that
be had passed by the Saint Louis ranch
bound couth, stealing horses as he
At once all was in commotion. The
Rangers saddled tbeir horses and wore
quickly ready to begin the long march
that vtas destined to end with the death
of Joaquin and his lieutenant and the
dispersion of hia band.
The rangers crossed the San Joaquin
river and traveled down tbe west aide.
Captain Love divided his men, one
party searching every known place of
concealment |in the Coast raugo, the
other scouring the plain between the
foothillß and the river. The design wa6
to either round up Joaquin and his party
or else be satisfied that ne was between
the rangora and the Mexican trontier.
Tiie two divisions of Captain Love's
forco were united at Santa Barbara.
Neither party had come upon the trail
of the bandits. Tlfe rangers thence
marched to Los Angeles, where they
were informed that Joaquin and hia
band had left there but two days before,
riding oIT in the direction of Tejon pass.
Captain Live and his weary followers
at once started upon the trail. At Fort
Tcjnn they met two Indians, by whom
th.ey were informed that Joaquin had
passed,but 24 hours before. He and
hi- l and were not aware they were bo
i>:„ iollowed and had stopped to trade
with the Indians for some deer hides.
The rangers advanced cautiously on Joa
quin's trail.
On the banks of the Santa Amelia, a
email etraam tbat empties into Kern
lake, they came upon a recently deserted
camp and then knew that Joaquin and
his band were but a short distance be
fore them.
Soon afterwards they were forced to
. divide into small parties, as Joaquin's
band had also divided, and each sepa
rate trail had to be followed.
One of these parties, consisting of
John White and Bill Burns, rode to a
Mexican ranch near the Coast range.
The ranchsro vowed that no one had
passed, bnt'both Burns and White dis
tinguished signs that a numerous party
had not only been there but had stopped
for food. Burns and White, to allay sus
picion, declared that they were prospect
ing for silver mines.
; Captain Love, who had been near by
with the rest of his party at an ap
pointed rendezvous, when joined by his
scouts, Burns and White, soon etruck
Joaquin's trail again and followed it to
1 the Arroyo Cantua, on the west side of
the San Joaquin river, where from the
top of a small mountain a valley waa in
j plain view.
In the center of this valley the ban
dits were encamped. Some were gath
ering wood, others hunting for small
game and others unsaddling their
horses. Joaquin waß engaged about his
horse, aud Three-Fingered Jack was sit
ting by the fire.
Captain Love surrounded the band
and then closed in upon them. The
bandits were taken completely by sur
prise. Captain Love ordered Chaee to
cover Three-Fingered Jack and shoot
him if he made a motion.
Burna, who had formerly been a part
ner with Joaquin Murietta in a monte
bank, said,(pointing him out, "That is
Love walked toward Josfluin. The
latter was unarmed, having removed hie
belts and pistols while unharnessing his
At this moment Three-Fingered Jack
drew a revolver and fired three shots at
Love, one passing through hie hair,
which he wore long and curling on hia
Bloodworth, Tom Howard, Henderson
and White at once discharged their
weapons at Jack, and be fell, but not
before be had fixed another shot at Love,
though without effect. Jack's death waa
almost instantaneous.
The excitement of this event was
Joaquin's opportunity. Springing upon
his unsaddled steed he made off at a gal
lop. White at once mounted a race
horse belonging to William Howard and
was firat in pursuit of the fugitive.
The remainder of the bandits sprang
to their feet and opened fire to cover
Joaquin's escape. A short fight followed,
in which three of the Mexicans were
killed and two wounded. The balance
escaped among the timber. The wounded
were made prisoners, and the rangere
started in pursuit of Joaquin.
White soon gained upon the bandit
chieftain, and after chasing him for half
a mile came within range. He fired
upon him with a Mississippi rifle, but
Joaquin fell along hia horee's neck and
waa not injured.
Slinging his rifle in ita ecabbard at the
saddle-bow, White drew a heavy revol
ver from his bolster and opened fire on
the fugitive.
The first shot was dodged by Joaquin.
The second struck him in the wrist.
With a scream of pain and terror
Joaquin threw himaelf from his horse,
and, facing his pursuer, exclaimed:
"MimJ Mira!" (Look! Look!)
He held up hia hands in token of sur
render. At thia moment the rangere
arrived, and, thinking tbat Joaquin waß
still "resisting arrest, they all fired at
once, and the famous bandit fell dead in
hie tracks.
It waa then the hottest part of the
summer esason, aud after consultation
it was decided to decapitate Murietta
and preserve his head in alcohol at the
firet opportunity.
William Burna cut off Joaquin's head
with a knife, and also the mutilated
hand from which bis lieutenant derived
the name of Three-Fingered Jack.
He had but just finiahed his ghastly
task, when he suddenly turned, and
graßping one of the prisoners by the
hair, exclaimed in Spanish :
"Tell me where the reat of your band
have fled to or I'll cut off your head
The Mexican smiled grimly and,
throwing back his head offered hie
throat to the knife. He wsb loyal to
hia chief. Tbe next day when croßeing
a slough this prisoner committed sui
cide by throwing himself from hie horse.
Being bound he Bank at once, and could
not be reecued.
Joaquin's head and hia lieutenant'a
hand were rolled up in a sack and taken
to Millertown, where they were placed
in a keg of brandy by Dr. Leach, now a
resident of Fresno aud president of the
Fresno county agricultural society.
Black and Heudereon took the head to
Mariposa and Quart/burg, where it wae
fully identified aa that of Joaquin Muri
etta, the Mexican priest at the latter
place Bigning a certiticato of identifica
The head and hand were then taken
to Benecia, at that time the state capi
tal, and exhibited to the state authori
ties. Ttie reward was paid, and the
rangers disbanded, each receiving $450
as Balary for his three mouths in the
saddle, in addition to a share of the re
The remaining prisoner was kept at
! Buena Vista ranch, Maripoaa, until the
rangers disbanded. He declared that
he was not an associate of Joaquin's but
had been overtaken by him and made a
prisoner, and forced to enliat while trav
eling from Mexico to California.
When the rangers disbanded the pris
oner was delivered to tho state authori
ties. By them he wai imprisoned in
the county jail at Martinez The night
of hia arrival there he tis taken from
the jail by a mob ol Mexicans and
hanged before the office of Judge Hoi
ton, a brother-in-law ,of Benjamin F.
The Mexicans regarded Murietta as a
patriot, and executod the priaoner un
der the belief that he had or wae about
to become a traitor and turn state's evi
Josquin'a bead tvr< exhibited in San
Franciaco at 25 cents adiuiasion and waa
afterwards exhibited iv New York city.
Now, together with Three-Fingered
Jack's hand, it is on exhibition in a
museum of curiosities in San Francisco.
William J, Howard, who related to a
Mail reporter yesterday the story of the
long cha°c after and slaying of Califor
nia's most iauiou3 bandit, -ia a well-pie
served gentleman of perhaps 05 years of
age. Erect as Apollo and stepping with
all the springiness of youth, only his
patriarchal heard and thick head of hair
sprinkled with the enowo of time indi
cate that age ia coming upon him. He
and his brother, T. T. Howard, now •
real estate dealer in Galveston, Tex.,
are the only survivors of the California
rangers that were organized to suppress
the banditti of tbe Ban Joaquin valley.
The fate of the other members of the
force was in many instances death by
Captain Love married a widow named
Bennett and resided near San Jose.
There he employed a German farm
laborer and soon became jealous of his
servant's attentions to bis wife. One
day he waylaid his wife and servant as
they were riding on a lonely road and
opened fire upon them with a revolver.
The German alighted from tbe team,
took the pistol from Love and shot his
employer through the arm. He beat
Love into unconsciousness with the re
volver and then drove into town and
gave himself up.
Love's arm was amputated, and he
died soon after from the shock of the I
operation and the effect of the beating j
he received. The German pleaded self- j
defense and was discharged.
P. Edward Connor bad been a captain
of volunteers in the Mexican war before
coming to California and becoming a
ranger. He offered hie services to the
federal government at the beginning of
tbe civil war, and was given command
of a regiment. He served in Utah and
the west, and left the service after tbe
war as a general officer. He died re
cently in Bait Lake City.
William Burns, who cut off the head
of Joaquin, became a well-known char
acter in this part of the state, and died
in the state insane asylum in this city a
few years ago.
Charles Bloodworth died in Snellings
a dozen years ago. He was at one time
sheriff of Merced. He was noted for his
personal bravery, and was obliged in tbe
course of his career to take the lives of
several deeperate criminals.
William T. Henderson died in Fresno
about three years ago. He was a reso
lute man of undoubted bravery.
John White was killed near Fort Te
jon, California. He had been a Texas
ranger. He also fought in the Mexican
war. It is supposed he was slain by a
friend of Joaquin's.
William and Edward Campbell were
brothers. They were both drowned in
the Fraser river. They were both farm
It was at William's ranch that Major
J. D. Savage was killed by Major Harvey
in a row over a squaw. Harvey wsb a
brother-in-law of Governor Downey.
Augustus Black was killed during tbe
civil war. He was noted for his bravery
in the early days of the state, a bravery
always displayed in behalf of law and
Dr. Holliater, tbe surgeon, was for a
long time a practicing physician at Ban
Jo>e, where he died.
Robert McMasters died abont a dozen
years ago at Sacramento.
George Evans was killed at Santa
Crnz by a Mexican soon after Joaquin's
John Nnttall was a typical adventurer.
He enlisted with Walker and was killed
during that filibuster's brief career in
George Nnttail resided in this city
for a number of years preceding his
Nick Ashmore and Jim Norton were
both killed in a brawl at Salt Lake City.
Ned Van Buren was killed by a Mexi
can, supposed to be an avenger of Muri
etta, In Contra Costa county.
George Chase was drowned in Frazsr
Few more dangerous criminals than
Joaquin Mnrietta have ever lived, and
few braver men were ever gathered to
gether in California than Governor Big
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