"Alarming intelligence and intense excitement": first murders in the Pike's Peak country "Most horrible and fiendish murders": the bleeding of South Park begins "There has been considerable excitement": the First Colorado Cavalry steps in "The people are scared nearly to death here": the murderers strike at the vitals of South Park "Fallen into the hands of hard men in an evil hour": the lynching of Baxter "Glorious news! The mysterious murders unraveled at last": one of the slayers slain "Desperate and lawless bravos": the brothers Espinosa "Revenge for the infamies committed against our families": serial murder as vendetta "Malicious interference was the cause": the scapegoating of Captain E. Wayne Eaton "Times have become quiet again": panic recedes in South Park but murder moves elsewhere "Ready for any duty, untiring, and full of energy": Samuel F. Tappan takes up the hunt for the Espinosas "If this woman is found dead, tell the people the Espinosas of the conejos killed her": the attack on Philbrook and Dolores Sønches "I drew his head back over a fallen tree and cut it off": Tom Tobin ends the terror "The brightest success rewarded them for their toils": Tobin brings in the heads "Who is there to gather the history of this wretch?": the Espinosas remembered "Times with me have sadly changed": destinies.
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