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The Deming Headlight April 6, 1923 Gerano Ramonet Dies Sunday of Self-Inflicted Pistol Wound Aged Geologist Came From El Paso Under False Name and Shot Himself Saturday Night - No Motive Was Discovered Genaro Ramonet age 70 years, of 511S. Campbell St. El Paso, Tex. came to Deming Friday night and registered at the Park Hotel under the name of J. D. Courst, Chihuahua, Mexico. He went immediately to his room, and that is the last seen of him until possibly 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon when the chambermaid who went to clean up the room, found the door locked and reported it to the hotel management. Mr. Wilson of the Park Hotel gained entrance thru a window upon seeing the form of Mr. Ramonet on the floor and signs that were unmistakingly proof of a tragedy, back out the window and notified authorities, who impaneled a coroner's jury and went to the scene. It was discovered by the jury that a spark of life still burned in the aged man and a physician was hastily summoned. Within a very short time he was in the Ladies Hospital were everything was done to fan the spark into a flame and to bring the man back to health. The advanced age of Mr. Ramonet and the heavy losses of blood was more than he could stand and he passed out at 6 o'clock Sunday evening. It is quite evident Mr. Ramonet planned to end his life but the exact time the shot was fired is not known. He had locked the door to his room, had burned letters and other papers which might lead to his identity in the toilet, and had placed a chair near the bath tub in which it is probable he sat when the shot was fired. The pistol, a .25 caliber Colt's automatic was found on the bath room floor, as was the bullet, which had passed thru his head, and the empty shell. The weapon contained 4 more cartridges. A dent was found in the plaster of the wall where the bullet had hit after he had been shot. He must have gained conscienceness after firing the shot for it would appear he had tried to make it to the bed, and when found his head and shoulders were under the bed. The actions of Mr. Ramonet were considered unusual by his daughter, Miss Gracia Ramonet, before he left El Paso. Some time previous, he had marked a cross on the date March 30 on a calendar in his home and just before leaving his home he asked a servant, "What time did Christ die?" He caressed his daughter passionately and told her was going on a long journey and "goodbye until we meet again." Miss Ramonet came to Deming and was with her father when the end came. His body was taken to El Paso Monday for internment. Mr. Ramonet was a geologist and mining engineer of note, he having acting in such capacity for various large firms in the Republic of Mexico and had been a contributer to the leading mining journals. He had also served Mexico as consul at Douglas, Arizona.