Joaquin Captured !
The Alta of the 30th July publishes a dispatch received from Mariposa county, giving an account of the death of the robber Joaquin. We sincerely hope the report may prove true, and that the country is at length rid of the bloody villain. Here is the dispatch: “It has just been reported here that the company of Rangers commanded by Cart. Harry Love, met with the notorious murderer and robber Joaquin, and six of his equally infamous band, at Panoche Pass and after a desperate running fight, Joaquin and one of his gang were killed and two taken prisoners; three managed to make their escape, but one of their horses were killed and several captured. Capt Love is now on his way down with his prisoners and the head of Joaquin preserved in spirits.” We also learn from the same source that the rangers were commanded by Capt. Burns, Capt. Love being absent, and that the other one killed was known as “three fingered Jack. Reports are in town confirmatory of the above statements.
Los Angeles Star, 6 August 1853