1882-06-17 Execution at Albuquerque of Milton Yarberry

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1882-06-17 Execution at Albuquerque of Milton Yarberry - carry- Execution at Albuquerque. St. Louis....
carry- Execution at Albuquerque. St. Louis. June 16. A Post Dispatch special from Albuquerque, N. 31, says that Milton Yarberry was hanged there this afternoon for the murder of Chas. Campbell. The execution was in a vacant space adjoining the town. Crowds came in yesterday and to-day. Thousands were present, including Mexican cow boys, railroad men and miners. There were numerous fights but no interference with the hanging. Yarberry died with the same bravado that characterized his life. He marched to the scaffold with the same determined step and never flinched when the rope was put round his neck. Some one in the crowd cheered. The drop was five feet. He died with a few struggles. Yarberry was about forty years of age, a native of Texas, a rough cowboy, and a gambler. At this place he got into a diihculty with a ireignier, Kuim mm unu. ucu w j. u Smith, Ark. Here he joined the notorious desperadoes Dave Matthews, and Dave Rudabaugh, and joined them in the robbing and holding up business. Near that place Yarberry shot and killed a drover. The three men then departed; Yarberry going to Texas and later into Arkansas, lie killed a man he thought was a detective, but who proved to be an inoffensive traveler. Nothing was done about the murder until arberry boasted about it, when he fled from the authorities. In 1879 he went to Las Vegas, and in con nection with a Mexican woman who went by the name of "Steamboat," ran a dance hall. This was a failure and Yarberry left. About this time a freight er was killed and robbed 01 several nun dred dollars, about twenty miles from Las Vegas. Yarberry was suspected, but there was no proof. ne next turned up at Albuquerque, became constable, and killed Henry Brown, of Nashville, Tenn., but was acquitted through the incapacity of the iury. Soon after he shot and killed Charles Campbell, a carpenter employed in the Atlantic & Panic yards. He did not even know the man, and shot him in the back. lie boasted of his devilish deed, but the better portion of the com munity became aroused, and he was ar rested and tried for his crimes. Thus another of the gang of Billy the Kid has passed in his checks. it I;

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  1. The Topeka State Journal,
  2. 17 Jun 1882, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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