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[71] the White man's justice followed him to his lair. Morse rode him down and shot him in the road.

After killing the chief brigand, Sheriff Morse made tracks for San Francisco, where he hoped to seize the minor criminal, Capitan Procopio. When Soto's band was scattered by the rangers, Procopio, with a younger member of the company, named Vasquez, sought an asylum in Mexico, but after staying in that republic some days the two brigands ventured to take ship for San Francisco, where they meant to hide in the Mexican quarter. Morse got news of them, and made his dash. Young Vasquez slipped the lasso, but Procopio was taken in a den and sentenced to imprisonment for life.

Capitan Senati was the leader of a company carrying on the trade of robbing shanties and stealing girls. \loreno was his first lieutenant; Los Angeles the scene of his exploits.

One day, hearing that a ball was to be given in Los Angeles by some ladies from San Francisco, Capitan Senati's company swooped into the streets, surrounded the house, and pillaged every one in the dancing rooms. After eating the supper, and drinking the wine, each brigand took a partner by

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