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Paid the llrendful Penalty.
In compliance with the decree of the
district conrt, affirmed by the territorial
supreme conrt, and in obedience to the
command of the death warrant dnly
signed by the governor, Sheriff Cunning.
ham this morning hanged Jesus Vialpan
do and Feliciano Chavez by the neck, until
they were dead, for the brutal murder of
Tomas Martinez, on Saturday, the 20th
day of January, 1895.
Deputy Sheriff Tucker stayed with the
condemned men at the county jail last
night as a death-watch, and reports that
Vialpando slept one hoar and Chavez
slept about three hours. Both were ex
ceedingly nervous, but quiet. Neither
wonld taste any breakfast this morning.
Vialpando begged the sheriff for whiskey
but this petition was firmly refused.
Neither of the men was given a drop of
stimulating liquor either Inst night or
this morning.
About 6 o'olock this morning Sheriff
Cunningham with a sufficient force of
deputies, Sheriffs Hnbbell and Romero,
of Bernalillo and San Miguel counties,
Father Antonio Fourchegu, and a num
ber ot others went to the jail. Ihe
scene there was pathetic when the
doomed men handed to Sheriff Romero
packages containing about $3.25 each,
the money having been given to them in
niokels by visitors to the jail, and re
quested him to give the same to their
respective families. They also returned
the prayer books that had kindly been
loaned to them and both kissed the
Vialpando was led to a carriage in
waiting and quickly transported to the
scaffold in the arroyo north of the gas
works and about a half mile north of the
plaza. There a large crowd of people,
estimated at from 1,000 to 1,500, had
already assembled.
Vialpando ascended to the platform of
the scaffold supported by Sheriffs Cun
ningham and Hnbbell and followed by
Sheriff Romero, Pedro Delgado, A. P.
Hill, Antonio Borrego, Pablo Martinez
(brother of the murdered man), Officer
Carson, of Albuqnerque, and Antonio
Cajal, of Las Vegas. He looked pale
and frightened, bat was able to walk and
to stand erect on the death trap. He did
not ntter an andible word. The noose
was swiftly placed around his neck, his
arms and legs were Beourely pinioned and
the black cap placed over his head.
At 6:50 Sheriff Cunningham pulled the
lever and the drop fell. By the time the
quickest observer caught a glimpse of
the suspended body, with its feet only
about six inches from the ground, life
was praotically extinot. The cervical
vertebra was dislocated by the fall and
death followed without a struggle orjjon
tortioc. Dr. Diaz, who held the pulse of
the hanging unfortuuate, says that the
man lost consciousness in thirty seconds
and that a quicker or moremerciful death
could hardly hae been inflicted. During
the first minute the pulse beats were 65,
during the seooi.d 42, during the third 20,
and daring the fourth they were hardly
recognizable. The body was cnt down
by Deputy Sheriff Tucker in thirteen min
utes, the boots were removed, and it was
immediately plaoed in a ooflin and carried
to Undertaker Gable's wagon.
The sheriff and his assistants promptly
returned to the jail for Feliciano Chavez.
Chavez reached the plaoe of execution at
7:40 and he at once ascended to the fate
ful platform accompanied by the same
persons who had so recently stood there
with Vialpando. Chavez appeared to
face the ordeal with stronger nerve than
his predecessor. He made a rambling
talk of eighteen minutes to the orowd in
Spanish, Messrs. Hill, Cajal and Delgado
taking turns as interpreter. He admitted
and then virtually denied that he partici
pated in the killing of young Martinez;
laid the burden of responsibility for the
crime upon Vialpando; implicated Zeno-
bio Trujillo as one of the principals in
the horrible affair; professed that he en
deavored to prevent the deed; thanked
Sheriffs Bomero and Cnnnicgham for
their kindness to him; pathetically re
ferred to his wife ana little children;
warned all his hearers to beware of the
evil associations that had been his de
struction; said that he was resigned to
his fate ana ready to meet his (Joel, and
concluded by bidding all good bye.
He was then led to the trap and pre
pared for execution in the same manner
as was Vialpando. After the black cap
was over his bead he exolaimed, "Adios
todos." Just at 8 o'elook the sheriff
pulled the lever, the trap fell and Feli
ciano Chavez was hurled into eternity.
His neck was broken and it is probable
that a foot more of fall would have
severed his head from his body. After
he dropped a slight tremor passed over
him, but otherwise he died without a
straggle The doctors say he lost con
sciousness instantly. . Daring the first
minate his pulse beats eould not be felt,
during the second they were 65, dnring
the third 47 and during the fourth 20.
He was cat down in fourteen minutes, his
body was plaoed in a ooflin and then in
the undertaker's wagon by the side of
bodibs oa TO B0MKB0VILLK.
In compliance with request the bodies
were turned over to Sheriff Romero by
Sheriff Cunningham. They were taken to
the depot at 8:20 this morning, and will
to-night be shipped to Romeroville, San
Miguel county, where the families of the
deceased reside. Vialpando and Chavez
were each about 80 years old. The for
mer leaves a widow and two ohildren and
the latter a widow and five ahildren.
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Vialpando and Chavez Executed.
Law and Justice Vindicated.
story of the Crime.
Don Lorenzo Martinez, of Snnta Fe,
owns and operates an extensive cattle
and horse ranch at Ojo de la Baca (Cow
Springs) in the southeastern part of this
county, and last January his sons, Tomas
and Maximiliano, were there looking after
their father's interests. On Thursday
morning, January 17, Tomas, the oldest
of the two young men, started away from
the ranch on horseback in quest of miss
ing cattle. He was mounted on a good
horse, had a first-class saddle and bridle,
was well armed and had an excellent
equipment of blankets and warm cloth
ing. A faithful and favorite dog of the
bull-dog speoies, accustomed to such
trips, eagerly followed his master. As
the young man rode away he told Maxi
miliano that he would be back 011 Sunday
afternoon. But he never returned.
About 10 o'elook on Tuesday morning,
however, the noble ond sagacious dog
retdrned to the ranoh in a most pitiable
condition. Ho was completely exhausted
from exposure, hunger and loss of blood
from a ghastly gun-shot wound in the
head, but, after being fed, the poor dog
showed by unmistakable signs that some
thing serious had happened and that ao
tion must be taken at once. After ex
amining the dog's injury and reflecting
that the loyal animal never would have
deserted Ms' master except under most
extraordinary circumstances, Maximili
ano instantly concluded that the evident
anxiety of the animal to be moving
meant something and should not be dis
regarded. So he quickly saddled a horse
and started to ride south, the direction
in which he supposed hia brother to be.
but the dog obstinately refused to go that
way, whining mournfully and running
almost due east. Finally Maximiliano
decided to follow the dog, and, after rid
ing about eight or nine miles, he reached
his father's round-up corral at La
Muralla. The dog ran in ahead, went
straight to the remains of what had evi
dently been an unusually large camp-nre
and began barking nnd digging in the
ashes with his paws. Maximiliano was
soon on the ground and in the corral.
There he saw the tracks of a number of
horses, the fresh footprints of a number
of men and notioed part of the carcass of
one of his father's steers.
found his bboiheb's foot.
As the dog persisted in barking around
the spot where the fire had been and indi
cating in many other ways that that was
the place to explore, the young man be.
gan raking in the heap of ashes and life
less embers, and almost immediately ens
covered a human foot still encased in a
heavy shoe and overshoe, which, although
partly charred, he recognized as belong
ing to his brother. He also found part
of the large pelvis bones. The rest of
the body had been consumed by an in
tensely fierce fire. Having made
this discovery he at once realized that his
brother had been murdered and he there
fore, as soon as he could find one, sent a
runner to Snnta Fe to apprise the sheriff
of what had happened.
Sheriff Cunningham was engaged in
eating supper at ths Falaoe hotel when
the runner got to Snnta De and saw mm.
The sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Juan
Delgado immediately started for the
soene of the tragedy, forty miles distant,
riding nearly all night. When it was
sufficiently light next morning to
make an examination, they found that the
snow, which had fallen since the ocourence
of the tragedy, had so far obliterated the
traoks in and leading from the corral as
to leave them praoticably indistinguish
able. The sheriff followed the faint signs
which the snow had spared, however, to
ward Las Vegas, finally reaching a village
called Gusano, which be knew to be in
habited by some very tough characters
Here he could not discover anything, as
the inhabitants refused to sell him food
either for himself or his horse, so he rode
to a way station on the railroad for the
purpose of remaining over night with an
acquaintance. While there
came in and said that he had been rob'
bed a short time previously and fur
ther stated that he conld identify the
parties that had robbed him. Sheriff
Cunningham accompanied the peddler
and succeeded in arresting lour men
whom the Arab identified. The sheriff
also found the goods which had been
taken from the peddler. Mr. Cunning
ham took his prisoners before a local
justice of the pence in San Miguel oonnty,
and by representing the territory himself
Bucoeeded in having them bound over
without bonds on a oharge of highway
robbery. He then gave the justice a re.
ceipt for the prisoners, to be given to
the sheriff of San Miguel oonnty, and
brought them to Santa Fe, where he
lodged them in iaii.
Sheriff Cunningham, while not thor
oughly satisfied that the men he bad were
the murderers of Martinez, felt confident
that they could, if they would, pat him on
the track of the real murderers. The se
quel shows that he was right in his coo
jecture and that he never got on a wrong
scent, or followed a misleading cue from
the time he left the corral on the morning
of the 22d of January, until he had all
four who were implicated in the murder
behind the bars of the Santa Fe county
jail, the whole time elapsing between the
date of the murder and the arrest, oon
fession and jailing of the murderers, be
ing but fiftoen days.
By working 00 the prisoners whom he
had in custody, the chief of whom was
Creoensio Martinez, at whose father's
house in Ousano Vialpando made head
quarters, the sheriff finally secured ad'
missions from them that, on Sunday
night, January 20, Jesus Vialpando, Feli
ciano Chavez and two other men with live
horses pnssed through Gusano and that
Vialpando had told the elder Martinez
not to tell anyone that they had been
there. The latter soon after came to San
ta Fe to help his son out of trouble and
he confirmed this story. The sheriff then
gave the prisoners some money and
turned thorn loose, they promising to lo
oate one or all of the parties implicated
in the murder and telegraph him an ar
ranged signal. After several days, and
when he was about to give up the hope
of any assistance from his prisoner as
sistants, the sheriff received a telegram
as agreed on. Ho took the first train for
the point from whence the telegram had
been sent, which was in San Miguel oonn
ty, sooth of Las Vegas. There he met one
of his quondam prisoners who guided
him to where a boy named Emilio Enoin
ias was in hiding. The boy was at once
arrested, and, being thoroughly fright
ened, gave the sheriff information whioh
led to the arrest of Vialpando, Chavez
and Trnjillo, It has since been proved
! thatthis trio had determined to kill young
I Enoinias, fearing that on aooonnt of hie
! youth he would, of his own acoord, or in
! case of arrest, be forced to divulge his
knowledge of the whole horrible transac
tion. Having some snspioion of this the
boy left the neighborhood where the
others lived and was really in hiding
from them when arrested. Thus it is
surely retributive justice that another of
their intended ictims was one of the
principal agents in bringing the brutal
murderers of Tomas Martinez to the gal
lows. From Another Standpoint.
Jesns Vialpando and Feliciano Chavez
were tried for murder before Judge
Laughlin and a jury of their peers, at the
special March term of the district court
in this city. The trial oooupied four
days, including protraoted night sessions,
and it was notably exhaustive and dra
matic throughout. It was ably condncted
by Distnot Attorney Crist for the terri
tory and Messrs. VV. H. Pope and C. A.
Spiess for the defendants. i
The evidence disclosed that Jesns Vial
pando, Feliciano Chavez, Zenobio Trn
jillo and Emilio Enoinias left the vicinity
of Las Vegas, a few days prior to January
20 of the present year, on a trip to SBn
Pedro, Sonta Fe county. They did not
seem to have any particular object in
making the trip, bnt they pioked op, or
appropriated, some horses on the way and
traded a few of them off in San Pedro for
clothing, etc. On the 18th of January
they started from San Pedro on their re
turn, and on reaohing a oorral near Ojo
de la Baca, about noon on the 20th, they
met a couple of men traveling with burros
and asked them for Borne meat, which
they received. They then built a large
fire in the corral, it being a cold, snowy
day. Two of the party then went to
where there was a bunch of cattle close
by and drove five or six of them into the
corral. They killed one of the animals
and cut some meat from a hind quarter
and prooeeded to roast it on the fire.
These cattle belonged to Lorenzo Mar
While they were roasting the meat,
Tomas Martinez came along on horse
back, traveling from Canon Blanoo to
his home at Ojo de la Baca. When he
came to the corral be turned in, probably
to warm at the fire. When he came into
the corral he saluted the party of four
who were assembled around the fire, en
gaged in roasting meat, who asked him
to dismount and join them.
The story of what followed in the oor
ral waa told by two of the party, Zenobio
Trnjillo and Amelio Enoinias, who were
acquitted of mnrder and are now at large
on $1,000 bonds each for stealing and
butchering cattle. They testified that
when Tomas Martinez, the murdered
man, was approaching the oorral Jesus
Vialpando said: "There is a fine horse
coming; that will be a nice chioken for
us." That after Tomas Martinez dis
mounted in the corral they asked him if
he had any coffee and he replied that he
had and went to his saddle bags and pro
cured what coffee he had and gave it to
them. They then made some ooffee and
drank it, after whioh, the deceased was
standing with his baok to the fire having
hia hands behind him for the purpose
evidently of warming them. On a sign
from Vialpando, Chavez jumped behind
and threw his arms around Martinez'
breast thus pinioning his arms. Vial
pando then drew a revolver and ordered
Martinez to throw up his hands and at
the same lime commanded Trnjillo and
Encinias to take the pistol which Mar
tinez had
away from him. This was done and Vial
pando then ordered Trujillo and Enoinias
to take their horses and start ahead on
their journey, saying that he and Chavez
would overtake them pretty soon, iru
jillo and Encinias left the oorral and
started on tho road to Las Vegas, and
when about a half mile distant they
heard three or four gnu shots. When
about two and a half miles away Vial
pando and Chavez overtook them, Cha
vez riding the horse, with the saddle and
bridle, whioh the deceased had a short
time previous rode into the oorral. En
cinias, who is ouly a boy ot 17 or 18
years, said to Vialpando: "What did you
do with the man that came into the cor
ral on the horse Chavez is now riding?"
to whioh Vialpando replied: "We killed
him, you cabrou, do you want me to kill
you, tooT I'll do it if you ever say any
thing about'this." Then they proceeded
on their way toward Las Vegas, reaching
a place called Rio de la Vaoa about 9 or
10 o'clock that night, where they stopped
at a friend's house until nightfall of the
next day, when they again resumed their
journey. During that night they reaohed
a point where they separated, Trujillo
taking the Mora road, the other three go
ing to their several homes. m
Both Chavez and Vialpando made
fragmentary confessions to Sheriff Cun
ningham and his deputies, and also to
Sheriff Romero, of San Miguel county,
after Vialpando had been arrested at the
house of his mother, where he was asleep,
and the murdered man's saddle and bridle
had been found in his possession. Chavez
had also taken the officers to where he
had killed the horse, telling them that a few
days after the murder he had seen in a
newspaper that the remnants of Martinez'
body had been found and he bad killed
the horse to avoid disoovery. While con
fessing to Sheriff Cunningham and de
puties in san Miguel oonnty, that they
had killed Martinez, they did not give any
details, but when all tour had been ar
rested and were lodged in the county
jail at Santa Fe, then both Vialpando
and Chavez confessed folly, giving the
same statement as that previously made
by Trujillo and Enoinias, and added full
details of what happened at the corral
after Trnjillo and Encinias had left by
order of Vialpando. The details given
by Vialpando and Chavez in the county
jail were as follows: After xrnlillo and
Enoinias had left the oorral Vialpando
and Chavez went over to where the -cow,
which they had killed, lay for the purpose
of cutting off some meat to take along on
the journey, and Martinez went with
them. When Martinez saw the brand on
the oow he told them that it waa his
father's. They then oat off the meat and
returned to the fire. Then Vialpando,
drawing his gun, ordered his viotim to
take off his overooat whioh he did.
in the left tern pie and he fell to the ground.
Chavez then shot him in the body twice.
The two misoreants then picked the body
op and threwit on the fire, afterjwhioh they
got a large quantity of wood from the
oorral fenoe and piled it on the body.
Vialpando then went to where Martinez'
dog was and shot it in the head. The dog
fell over and in a few minutes Vialpando
went to get the dog's body to pat it on
the fire also, bnt it had in the meantime
recovered and ran away. They then left
the eorral taking the dead man's horse
and other property and started on the
road to overtake their companions.
Vialpando relumed twice to the corral
after they had started away, for the pur
pose of seeing that the fire did its
work well iu consuming the body.
The remarkable dog, but for whose
faithful intelligence and persistence it is
doubtful if the persons gailty of this
atrooious crime would ever have been
discovered and brought to justice, was
shot between the eyes, but the bullet
glanced and lodged behind his ear, fortu
nately merely knocking him over without
proving fatal. It thus happened that the
animal was able to get away before Vial
pando conoluded to buri. his body in the
same fire with bis master. The bullet
was afterwards cut out and the dog is
now alive and well in this oity, honored
and respeoted by the Martinez family.
In the light of snob facts as are recited
above no honest jury could have arrived
at any other verdiot than that of guilty of
murder in the first degree against Jesus
Vialpando and Feliciano Chavez. Such
a verdiot was rendered on March 30, and
on the 12th day of April they were duly
sentenced to be hanged by Judge Laugh
lin. The case was appealed to the terri
torial supreme court, and, after carefully
reviewing the record and hearing argu
ment in the premises, that tribunal af
firmed the judgment of the district court
and assigned to the sheriff of Santa Fe
county the solemn duty of hanging the
oondemned men by the neok until dead,
on the 19th day of November, 1895, be
tween the hours of 6 and 10 o'elook in
the morning. The death warrant was
signed by the governor on November 14.
The Murdered .Van Hia Family.
Tomas Martinez was an intelligent and
industrious young man of most exemplary
habits, who naturally enjoyed the respect
and confidence of a large circle of friends
and acquaintances. At the time he was
cruelly assassinated he was about 32 years
old. He was born and brought up in
Santa Fe, and his father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Lorenzo Martinez, are still liv
ing at the family home in this oity. Hia
four uncles, Messrs. Xeodoro, itommo,
Donaciano iind Jose R. Martinez, and his
four brothers and one sister, Pablo, Adi
laido, Francisco, Maximiliano and Moni
oa, are all living and are well and favora
bly known here. All these deeply mourned
his loss, bnt those most bitterly Dereavea
by his untimely death were his estimable
young wife and four little children, three
girls and a boy. The widow is a daughter
of Pablo find a sister of J. 1. eandovai
and is living with her father and mother
in this oity. The oldest ohild is 8 years
old and the youngest was born four days
after its father was murdered.
Ylalpnnrto'g Statement.
Subjoined is the substance of the long
and rambling statement, written origin
ally in Spanish, given by Vialpando to
Sheriff Cunningham for publication. It
will be peroeived that he carefully avoids
any allusion to the killing of Tomas
Divine Providence has so far granted
me life and health that I may make a
statement to the people, that the people
and my parents, whose names are Juan
Vialpando and Maria uregoriau. ae viai
pando, may know all.
I was born in the lower Rio Grande,
oouuty of Valencia, on the Sth of May,
186S. Still very young, my parents re
moved to Teoolote, in the county of oan
Miguel, and in 1870 again removed to
Antonohioo. Finally in 1877 we estab
lished our residence on the Romero ranoh
(Romeroville); my father opened here a
blaokBmith shop and I assisted him in
the work.
In 1878 my father died. Three months
after the death of my father, I went to
herding sheep for Don Trinidad Romero
at a salary of $10 a month, and one year
later I removed the family to Teoolotito;
here I went to herding Bheep for lion
Carlos Casaas. At this time I married
my present wife, Juanita Montoya de
I was a resident of preoinot No. 58 of
the county of San Miguel; in 1889 I was
eleoted constable of said precinct by the
county commissioners, and in 1890 I was
elected justice of the peace by vote of the
people. In 1892 1 was eleoted school
In that same year I went to work for
the late Jesns Ma. Gallegos, of Los Ala
mos, as mail conductor; worked for him
about two months and then I worked for
other parties.
In March, 1891, 1 was working for Fidel
Nieto in a tie oamp, and started aoroBS
the plain in searoh of a lost mare.
Here I met the late German Maestas
and inquired from him his objeot in
wandering about that part of the country.
He answered: "I have escaped from jail
at Las Vegas; what are you doing?" I
told him that i was in searoh of a lost
mare, whioh I had been missing the last
few days. Maestas said he would help me
in making the searoh. I told him that
parties were out in his pursuit and if
found together the officers might im
plicate me in his escape, and I thought it
best for him to go his own way.,
He said: "No; they do not know that
I am here." I then suggested that we go
straight to the Laguna de Piedra and we
went. We traveled until it beoame dark,
and I remarked that it was too far from
the ranoh and we might stop at Cejita
Unloe that night. He agreed to this and
we turned onr steps in that direotion.
In going there I looked in another di
reotion and saw a big fire. I oalled his
attention and suggested that we go to
that ranch and get something to eat and
we went. As we neared the ranoh a
dog came barking at as and at the same
time someoue from the ranoh fired a shot.
I spoke to the man at the ranch and told
him not to shoot; we didn't come there to
fight; we came there to get something to
The man then told us to oome on. Af
ter arriving at the camp German told me:
"This is Pedro Romero, the man I found
with my wife at Los Alamos,"
Gorman then approaohed Pedro and
told him: "Why did you marry my wife?
Didn't yon kuow that she was married to
mef "
Pedro said: "I knew she was, but Man'
uel Gonzales y Baoa and herself told me
that your marriage waa invalid and that
Is why I married her."
"Ingrate," said German, "why did you
when I was in jail, go there yourself and
my wife together to tease mef
Pedro answered: "I was advised to do
so by Manuel Gonzales y Baoa. Ha told
me to go to the office ot the probate
judge and find out that yonr- marriage
was invalid."
Pedro waa standing about seven feet
apart from German, and he oarried a
cocked pistol in hia hand. I told them
it would do them no good to quarrel.
At this time the boy about the ranoh
said everything was ready and we oould
sit down to eat, Pedro invited us to eat
and we did. While eating I told Pedro
to put up his pistol, that we had no inten
tion of fighting, bnt he retorted that the
weapon was his and he oould handle it to
suit bis pleasure.
German was putting some sugar in hia
ooffee when suddenly Pedro Jumped on
him and telling him: "Now you go to
h ; I am about to get even for what
you did to ma at Los Alamos," and fired
two shots at him. .
I was sitting near and tried to get
away by rolling on the ground, but ha
fired a shot at ma; immediately ha fired an
other shot at German. I ran away oarry-
They are papa's, and nil right for him,
but all wrong for the little girl. When
speotaoles are necessary, they are very
necessary, but nothing can be worse than
speotaoles that do not fit the eyes, as they
fail to supply a want that must be met
folly to save the sight from injury. Speo
taoles oan't be bonght off hand. It needs
the aid of an optician to assure the selec
tion of a properly fitted glass. We make
a specialty of ocular examinations, for
whioh we charge nothing. Onr prices
for optical goods are the lowest in town.
THESE Celebrated Hot Springs are located in the midst of the Ancient
Cliff Dwellers, twenty-five miles westr of Taos, and fifty miles north of
Santa Fe. and about twelve miles from Barranca Station on the Denver
& Rio Grande Railway, from which point a daily line of stapes run to the
Springs. The temperature of these waters is from 90O to 122 0 . The gases
are carbonic Altitude 6,000 feet. Climate very dry and delightful the year
round; There is now a commmodious hotel for the convenience of in
valids and tourists. These waters contain 1680.34 grains of alkaline salts
to the gallon; being the richest Alkaline Hot Springs in the world. The
efficacy of these waters has been thoroughly tested by the mlraclous cures
attested to iu the following diseases : Paralysis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
Consumption, Malaria, Bright's Disease of the Kidneys. Syphilitic and
Merculiar Affections, Scrofula, Catarrh, La Grippe, all Female Com
plaints, etc.. etc. board, Lodging ana naming, uss.nu per oay. neuuueu
rates given by the month. Tor further particular address, , .
Granulated Sugar perewt $5.50
Colorado Potatoes " .75
Oats " 1.00
Corn " 1.00
Bran " 1.00
Hay " V' .65
Basket Fired Japan Tea, per lb .25
Condensed Cream, pound can .10
Catsup, pint bottle .20
Syrup, gallon can .50.
Macaroni, two 1-lb packages .25
Vermicelli, two 1-lb packages .25
Fine quality roasted coffee, 3-lbs 1.00
Good Family Flour, 50 lb sk 1.00
Patent Flour " 1.15
ing my rifle, and turned to look in time
to see the first shot fired at Pedro by Ger
man; I also fired a shot at Pedro.
German then told me what to do with
the boy; he thought it was best to kill him
but I objeoted and he gave up the idea.
We left the oamp, and I told him I was
very muoh afraid.
He said I was a coward; that we had
killed Pedro in self defense and there was
nothing to fear. We separated and I
went home.
About the 15th of April of the same
year I went to work for Pablo Beaubien,
and on the 15th of June I oame home.
On the 25th of July I went to Rio de la
Baoa and stopped at the house of Cres
oensio Martinez.
On the 10th or 12th of January last I was
invited by the affable gentlemen, Cres
oenoio Martinez and Trinidad Ortiz, and
Pablo Marrujo; the two former from Bio
de la Baoa, and the latter from Cedrito,
oounty of Ban Miguel.
I say I was invited by these two gentle
men to steal from an Amerioan living at
Romero three horses.
, I went with these refined and affable
gentlemen to take the horses and at
night we did take them out. They all
went to their homes and I went to mine.
Four days afterward I went to Rio de la
Baoa and saw these horses; one was dark
and the other bay; saw them in posses
sion of Cresoenoio Martinez, and the
other in possession of Mr. Ortiz.
. I
. ' Inquiring for the third one I was ' in
formed that Mr. Marrujo had it some
where in the sierra. I myself and these
gentlemen took the horses out of the
owner's fence at the Romero ranoh. They
told me that they had stolen a set of
harness from Roily; Marrujo had them in
his possession, they are buggy harnesses.
I know it because I have seen them. -
I did not see them steal the harnesses,
but I believe they did ao because tbey
told me so with their own mouths. If
you do not know Pablo Marrujo, and if
anyone desires to know him ask Emilio
Enoinias. To him he promised work in
the tie oamp, not that he really meant to
give him work, but that he wanted to
band him over to Mr. Martinet and Mr.
Ortiz, Judas like, and they in torn to
Sheriff Cunningham. Snob is the intelli
gent Mr. Pablo Marrujo.
I have oonolnded. Am eatiafied that
many people believe I am one of the
worst murderers in San Miguel oonnty.
In this they are mistaken. In writing this
brief history I have not beea prompted
by anyone. Had I been ao baa, now waa
the time to tell it, God knows It, and aoon
enough will I appeat in hia presence. My
only sorrow at thia moment ia the fate of
my poor innoeent wife and ohildren.
May heaven proteot them! May kind
hearted frienda help them in their desol
ate oooditlon. I beg of my frienda to
proteot my poor ohildren. For them and
for my mother, I pray to the laat.
la conclusion I have to thank the sher
iff and the jail offleera for their kind
treatment to me, and I beg to make a a
Ojo Caliente, Taos County, New Mexico.
last request, from the district judge, that
my remains be sent to my family at Ro
meroville. Signed with my own hand this 7th day
of November, 1895.
Jisus Vialpando.
The Last Previous Execution.
Prior to this eventful day Santa Fe has
not witnessed a legal hanging ainoe Sep
tember, 1860, when one Rogers waa ex
ecuted over in the arroyo east of San
Rosario ohapel for the cold-blooded mur
der of a teamster named Maroelino Se
bialloB. This crime was committed on
Christmas, 1859, in the store of Joseph
Hersoh on the oorner now oooupied by
Cartwright. Rogers was then employed
as an engineer in Hersoh's flour mill at
the aouth end of the block on Water
street. He had been drinking and was
ugly that morning, and when he walked
into the store he bad a pistol and said
that he was going to kill Mr. Hersoh or
Surveyot William White. Mr. Hersoh
got out of the way, but the teamster who
had interfered in behalf of hia employer
was shot down like a dog. Rogers was
arrested and jailed, made hia escape from
custody and waa for some time a fugitive
from justice in Colorado. Bnt he waa
finally oaptnred, brought baok, tried,
convioted and hanged aa above recorded.
Sheriff Jesns Maria Baoa v Salazar offl-
, dated. About fourteen years ago Milton
X. Carbury ' waa oonvictea or muraer in
the first degree at Santa Fe,"bu he waa
executed at Albuquerque. .'Counting
those to-day, four murderers have been
executed in New Mexioo since' Gov.
Thornton has been in office. , The other
two were in Eddy and San Miguel coun
ties. There are aeven men now under
sentenoe of death in the territory two
in Chavea oounty, one in Rio Arriba
oounty and four in Santa Fe county;
Myaterloae KsMcktBgal
. UnUilniu Irnnckinm commenced at
7 o'elook thia morning and have con
tinued all day at intervals, ion may do
l.oMa.1 hnnt thia. hni to aaiinfv vnnr
curiosity call at our atora and wa will
satisfy yon that we are Knooaing nign
prioes entirely out. O. Johkson Co.
Hae Harley BealtraedV
There haa bean rumor quite current
to-day that Superintendent J. E. Hurley,
of the New Mexioo division, had resigned.
No one oould ba found by an. Optlo repre
sentative who knew how the report orig
inated, and no one . at the railway head
quarters puts any confidence in ii. No
doubt it grew out of tha faot of W. E.
Symona' resignation, together with . Mr.
Hurley's trip to Chicago, where ha and
Mra. Hurley now are, on purely personal
an i private interests. The Optlo gives
no oredenoe whatever to tha rumor. Las
Vegaa Optlo.
Catarrh oan ba auooessfully treated
only by purifying the blood, and the on
true blood purifier ir Hood's Sarsa-parilla.

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