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THE KAULK: WKDNKSÜAY, APRIL 22 1!M.
5 MURDERER JAILED. Oils of the Mnrliroi'K of Col, Fountain Ilttllevecl to II In Jnll. The Albuquerque Democrat of hint Wednesday printed the following arti cle in reference to the Fountain murder: The report was brought up from Las Crucen last night that Acting Sheriff Garrett has placed in jail there a man believed to he one of the murderers of Colonel Fountain and his boy. The prisoner is Luis Herrera. He is the man who was arretted a few weeks ago for prowling around Sheriff Ascarate's house with a pistol. It, was believed at that time that II ari'era mediated mis chief to Mr. Ascarate, hut. nothing more serious than carrying a pistol could be proved against him, and after a few days in jail he was tried for that offence, con victed and sentenced lo pay a line of $50 and serve sixty days in jail. He ap pealed and was released under bond, his securities being leading republican politicians and vigilantes." Garrett and bis deputies learned something in their recent expedition to Tularosa, and they told llerrera's bondsmen enough to induce them to withdraw the bond and surrender Her rera, who has not been charged with the murder, but is in jail on the old case. The circumstantial evidence against the man is said to be strong, and it is made more significant by his ersistent lying about his movements. He has been in Major I.lewllyn's employ re cently, and at Sheriff Garrett's reiiiest, Llewellyn obiaincd from him a written statement of his wh-rcaboiils at the time of the murder. That statement, is now know n to be false. Herrera savs he was in Lincoln county during the last days of January, and that, ou Feb ruary 1 he was at l'rude's and atTyrell's in the Sacramentos, lioth of these men, well known citizens, deny this and w ill swear that he was not at their place until February tí. Herrera was in Las Cruces on January .'0, and ou the morning of February 2, he was found asleep in a corral at. Tularosa. Colonel Fountain was waylaid on the evening of February 1. v Herrera told the man who found him in the corral his cousin that bis horse broke down on the road a few miles from town, and tlutt he walked in, packing his saddle. He gave his cousin an order for the horses, in case it should be found, and went, up toward Three Hivers. Hy a roundabout course he nrrv.'d a-. Prude' j on the 6, were he borrowed a pistol, saying that ho was out looking for the murderers of Colonel Fountain. His white horse turned up along with Colonel Fountain's black horse near Tularosa. The White horse is an animal that the political posse de tectives of Las Cruces have been talking about as belonging to Oliver Lee. Those two horses the white and the black were ridden over the Tularosa road, past a lone camper on the White Lands, at a furious gallop on the night of February 1, and Herrara undoubted ly was the rider of the white horse. Sneriff Garrett is said to be very conli dent that he has the right man and will soon have his accomplices. If Garrett is right, and a man of his experience is unlikely to be much mis taken, the Fountain case loses its polit ical features and becomes an ordinary crime of violence committed bv robbers. I Herrera, it apnears, hail also another motive. lie Mi ved that Fountain had wronged him in a matter of wages, ami hail reason !o suppose that his dis charge from the employ of a member of I he slock association in Lincoln last January was due lo Col. Fountains in fluence. The men suspected of being concerned with Herrera in the murder are Mexican horse thieves who invest the plains east of the Organs. 6ILLETT & SON Wiiolksalk and Kktail MERCHANTS; Jobbers and Dealers in Staple and Fancy Mmoliiir Ht Socorro. All of the sores caused by the election of delegates lo the late republican ter ritorial convention have not yet been healed. One day last week, at Sucorro, Klíego Haca, county clerk of Socorro county and W. K. Martin, a member of the legislature from Socorro county and who will he remembered by most oí our readers as deputy clerk of the court of this judicial district, under A. L. Chris ty, got into a quarrel in asalnonin So corro. Martin struck Haca who pulled a pistol and commenced tiling at short range. He 11 red three shots without effect before Martin could make his es cape. Martin was not armed. Hoth Martin ami Haca are prominent in the councils of the republican parly in Socorro county ami both have made a record as bad men willi guns. 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