Murder in the West.
--A letter from Fort Buchanan, New Mexico
, dated the 5th inst., says that Jack Powers, a notorious character, who formerly belonged to Col. Stevenson
's New York regiment, was murdered on the night of Oct. 26, near the Calabacas ranch
, about thirty miles from Fort Buchanan
The deceased was wealthy, and has relatives residing in New York.
A stranger named Bailey
, on his journey to the States, stopped over at Tucson
for a few days, and while there, on Nov. 1, was coolly murdered by a desperado named Miller Bartlett
Another man, named W. F. Ward
, of Dardanelle
, Tell county, Arkansas, was shot by a Mexican lying in ambush, near Fort Buchanan
, and was mortally wounded.
The ball was fired evidently from one of Colt
's revolvers; it passed entirely through the heart of its victim.
's condition was discovered in a few moments after the occurrence, and he was taken to the first hospital at the fort, where he lived for up wards of four hours in a perfectly calm and rational state of mind, conversing on the subject, and then died.