Death of Francisco Marrero

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Death of Francisco Marrero - CUBAS CUBAN CUBAS CUBAN BESPEBAVOES DSPERADOZ5...
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Special The city of Kejr Ker Key Kejr Ker Key Kejr Ker Key West has baa has baa been bean been bean undergoing UJidergoing.1 UJidergoing1 undergoing. undergoing UJidergoing.1 UJidergoing1 undergoing. undergoing UJidergoing.1 UJidergoing1 undergoing. undergoing UJidergoing.1 UJidergoing1 undergoing. considerable nsiderable considerable nsiderable excitement during dozing during dozing the past few weeks. weeks week& week weeks. weeks week& week weeks. weeks week& week weeks. weeks week& week In the month of 'of of 'of May a poor old Cuban cigarmaker clgarmaker cigaridaker cigarmaker clgarmaker cigaridaker cigarmaker clgarmaker cigaridaker considered considered' considered considered' everywhere e\'erywhere e 'erywhere erywhere everywhere e\'erywhere e 'erywhere erywhere everywhere e\'erywhere e 'erywhere erywhere everywhere e\'erywhere e 'erywhere erywhere everywhere e\'erywhere e 'erywhere erywhere as perfectly Inoffensive inoffensivo Inoffensive inoffensivo man as 'as as 'as one morning mornln morning mornln found in the woods wood.e woode woods wood.e woode woods wood.e woode near Dear near Dear the 1he the 1he city brutally brntally brutally brntally murdered. murdered murderesr murdered. murdered murderesr murdered. murdered murderesr At first tirst. tirst first tirst. tirst first tirst. tirst there seemed to be no den to the 'the the 'the perpetrators yierpetratoxs perpetrators yierpetratoxs of the .he he the .he he the .he he deed hut but. but hut but. but hut but. but there was wu was wu a rumor as to the probable probabie probable probabie cause of the murder which sounded lOunded sounded lOunded more like romance than \han han than \han han than \han han real life life. life life. Last winter a wealthy cigar manufacturer of Key West Wes West Wes Francisco Marrero by name went We11t went We11t on business to his native city of Havana Havana. Havana Havana. He died there very \'elJ' 'elJ' elJ very \'elJ' 'elJ' elJ very \'elJ' 'elJ' elJ very \'elJ' 'elJ' elJ suddenly 'suddenl suddenl suddenly 'suddenl suddenl suddenly 'suddenl suddenl only anly only anly a few days day. day days day. day days day. day after his hiJ his hiJ arrival and there was a rumor that his death was caused by poison but bu but bu this was Wal was Wal probably unfounded as se as se no investigation was made into the affair. affair alfair. alfair affair. affair alfair. alfair affair. affair alfair. alfair affair. affair alfair. alfair Mr Mr. Mt. Mt Mr Mr. Mt. Mt Mr Mr. Mt. Mt Mr Mr. Mt. Mt Marrero had bad had bad been three times time. time times time. time times time. time married his first fint first fint wife wile wife wile being a Cuban Cuban. Cuban Cuban. He married mmied married mmied a second time in Kew 1\ew 1 ew Kew 1\ew 1 ew Kew 1\ew 1 ew Kew 1\ew 1 ew York and on the death of this wife took a third spouse spouse. spouse spouse. who is now living inTIey in'Key inKey ii'Key iiKey inTIey in'Key inKey ii'Key iiKey inTIey in'Key inKey ii'Key iiKey inTIey in'Key inKey ii'Key iiKey inTIey in'Key inKey ii'Key iiKey West Weat \Vest Vest West Weat \Vest Vest West Weat \Vest Vest West Weat \Vest Vest with her own bwn own bwn and the children -children childrtn children -children childrtn children -children childrtn of the second wife wife. wife wife. After Mr Mr. Mr Mr. Marrero's Marrero's death his rim lint ilrst rim lint ilrst rim lint ilrst wife in Havana claimed the property on the ground that no legal Jcgal. Jcgal legal Jcgal. Jcgal legal Jcgal. Jcgal di di- di. di di- di. di di- di. vorce 'orce orce vorce 'orce orce vorce 'orce orce had ever been procured and at the time of Mira's Miras Mira's Miras murder the case ca.se case ca.se was pending pendin pending. pending pendin pending. pending pendin pending. Mira MIra. Mica Mira MIra. Mica Mira MIra. Mica had interested himself in tbe the tbe the cause of the third wife w\f w f wife w\f w f wife w\f w f wife w\f w f and her family fam111. fam111 family fam111. fam111 family fam111. fam111 and it was asserted asserred asserted asserred that he was put to death because of certain valuable information that he possessed in relation relation to this case. case case. case This assertion has bow- bow how- how bow- bow how- how bow- bow how- how bow- bow how- how ever since been denied by attorneys concerned concerned in the suit About .Abvut Abvut About .Abvut Abvut About .Abvut Abvut two weeks after the murder had been committed two men Jose Rodriguez colored and anll anti and anll anti and anll anti Emilio Garcio were arrested on suspicion and held for trial trial. trial trial. Jose Rodriguez was already well 'Woll Woll well 'Woll Woll well 'Woll Woll known in criminal history and is said to be the famous leader leadl'r leadlr header leader leadl'r leadlr header leader leadl'r leadlr header leader leadl'r leadlr header of the Cuban banditti "Matagas Matagas "Matagas Matagas whom the whole military force of Cuba amounting to 30 000 men men. men men. were wlre were wlre unable to run down down. down down. Whether or not this is true the Cubans Cubens Cubans Cubens of Key West say that he be he be is il is il outlawed and dare not return to Cuba Cuba. Cuba Cuba. Garcio Garclo Garelo Garcio Garclo Garelo Garcio Garclo Garelo has also an unsavory reputation reputation. reputation reputation. Four years yean years yean ago lie he lie he was tried at Tampa for murder and though he was acquitted public publio public publio feeling was so strong stroni strong stroni against him that he be he be was waited upon by a committee of the best citizens and given tbe the tbe the choice of taking the first steamer stcaqJer stcaiper steamer stcaqJer stcaiper steamer stcaqJer stcaiper for Key West or the tile the tile first train out of Tampa. Tampa Tampa.- Tampa. Tampa Tampa.- Tampa. Tampa Tampa.- He chose the former course and has not added anything to the welfare of Key West by his subsequent subsequem subsequent subsequem residence there there. there there. After Aher After Aher the preliminary prfllimipary prssllEnluary preliminary prfllimipary prssllEnluary preliminary prfllimipary prssllEnluary hearing hearinlt hearing hearinlt in the case the attorneys of these men appealed to Judge Jud.l1 Judl1 Jnde Judge Jud.l1 Judl1 Jnde Judge Jud.l1 Judl1 Jnde Judge Jud.l1 Judl1 Jnde Mitchell for a habeas corpus corpU corpus. corpus corpU corpus. corpus corpU corpus. Judge Mitchell Mitbel1 Mitchell Mitbel1 thereupon telegraphed for the prisoners to be taken to Tampa for a hearing hearing' hearings hearing hearing' hearings hearing hearing' hearings When the citizens of Key West heard of this they immediately immediately resolved that Rodriguez and Garcio Qarcio Garcio Qarcio should 8honld should 8honld not be permitted to leave as as- as as- it was considered impossible that .hat hat that .hat hat that .hat hat testimony as to their guilt gollt guilt gollt could be obtained anywhere anywhere' anywhere anywhere' but bu bus but bu bus but bu bus in Key West West. West West. The Chairman of the jury telegraphed Judge Judjte Judge Judjte Mitchell Mi.tchell Mitchell Mi.tchell that it wonld would wonld would not be safe to take the prisoners out of jail. jail jail. jail This reply however only onll only onll made zade made zade tbe the tbe the judge more determined to have his his. his his. order rder order rder executed and a peremptory command command was issued wued issued wued that tha that tha they be taken to Tampa forthwith forthwith. forthwith forthwith. Thereupon the sheriff made bis his bis his preparations preparation. preparation preparations preparation. preparation preparations preparation. preparation to take them to Tampa by tbe the tbe the next steamer. steamer steamer. steamer t But :2I1S 2I1S But :2I1S 2I1S But :2I1S 2I1S the people pople people pople of Key West had made their preparations prepnratIons preparations prepnratIons also and on the night when the Steamer sailed the streets were thronged with men quiet but determined not to be thwarted in 1.0 10 in 1.0 10 in 1.0 10 their purpose. purpose purpose. purpose One large body surrounded the jail and another assembled at the steamship steamship wharf whore where whore where they remained until the steamer left without the prisoners the sheriff not daring in the face of such a demons'ra demonsra demons deusonstra- deusonstra demons'ra demonsra demons deusonstra- deusonstra demons'ra demonsra demons deusonstra- deusonstra demons'ra demonsra demons deusonstra- deusonstra demons'ra demonsra demons deusonstra- deusonstra tion lion tion lion to take them thtln them thtln outside outaide outside outaide the ho the ho walls. walls walle. walle walls. walls walle. walle walls. walls walle. walle walls. walls walle. walle The prisoners themselves themselve. themselve themselves themselve. themselve themselves themselve. themselve were in a state of abject terror expecting every moment to see the prison stormed. stormed stormed- stormed. stormed stormed- stormed. stormed stormed- No force was attempted however and as soon as it was found that tha that tha the sheriff would not attempt to take the men awav away sway awav away sway awav away sway tbe the tbe the crowds dispersed dispersed. dispersed dispersed. These facts were communicated to Judge Mitchell who bowed to the force ot of ot of public opinion opinioli opinion opinioli and went to Key West Welt West Welt where after hearing the testimony he remanded them to prison for tnal trial tnal trial to the very great satisfaction satisfa.rtion satisfartion satisfaction satisfa.rtion satisfartion satisfaction satisfa.rtion satisfartion of the entire community community. community community. But the citizens of Key West had by this time become thoroughly horoughly thoroughly horoughly wrought up over successive acts of lawlessness in in' in in' their tbeir their tbeir midst caused by the presence in the city of so many outcasts and doubtful characters from differ differ. differ differ. ent enS ent enS parts of the world especially Cuba and on tbe the tbe the 16th of this thia this thia month an unsigned notice ap peared In 1n In 1n The Equator Democrat calling for a mass meeting the purpose of which was not stated atated. atated stated atated. atated stated atated. atated At At. At At. the appointed time a large lage large lage number ol of ol of people were present including inclnding including inclnding many ninny many ninny Cubans. Cubans. One of the most prominent citizens of the city then \hen hen then \hen hen then \hen hen stated the object obje object obje of the meeting and a remarkable series of resolutions were put and earned. earned carried. carried earned. earned carried. carried earned. earned carried. carried earned. earned carried. carried The same citizen announced that he had been handed banded handed banded a list containing the tbe the tbe names of seven objectionable men who were disturb disturb. disturb disturb. ances &nces nces ances &nces nces ances &nces nces to the peace of the city being Cuban outlaws outiaws outlaws outiaws and criminals. criminals criminals. criminals This list was read aloud and eleven other names namea names namea added added. added added. A committee committee of nve flve nve flve Americans and five Cubans was then appointed to investigate other cases and another anoiher another anoiher committee was appointed to wait upon the mayor and ask him to notify the ihe the ihe pro pro. pro pro. scribed persons to leave the island within one week never to return return. return return. The mayor very prop prop. prop prop. erly refused this request saying sa'ing saing saying sa'ing saing saying sa'ing saing that he would enforce the law against its violators but that he wonld would wonld would not act arbitrarily and that those who passed paed passed paed the the' the the' resolution might shoulder the responsibility. responsibility responsibility. responsibility So the matter stood until Friday night got last week weak week weak when several citizens seized one of the proscribed parties Rufino Rnedo Ruedo Rnedo Ruedo colored cohored colored cohored alias El Mono and put him on a steamer bound for Havana. Havana Havana. Havana He is now in that \hat hat that \hat hat that \hat hat city locked np up np up in Moro More Moro More castle for a & a & murder committed committed In Cuba Cuba. Cuba Cuba. sometime since. since since. since It Ii It Ii is said that a reward of $300 300 $300 300 was offered by the Ha Ha. Ha Ha. vana nna vaisa vana nna vaisa vana nna vaisa authorities for tor for tor his capture capture- capture capture- but they never claimed laimed claimed laimed him from the United States under under the this the this ertradictlon extrad.iction extradiction ertradictlon extrad.iction extradiction ertradictlon extrad.iction extradiction act although they knew be he be he was in Key Kef Key Kef West. West Weat West. West Weat West. West Weat XEY W" W W" W W" W W" W STiiSENS 'rr rr 'rr rr NQ "J.- "J. J "J.- "J. J "J.- "J. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 28 Jun 1891, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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