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New Britain herald. [microfilm reel] (New Britain, Conn.) 1890-1976, March 26, 1926, Image 11

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NEW BRITAIN DAILY , HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1926. '
ADDITIONAL ATTACKS BY MEXICAN
BANDITS ON AMERICANS REPORTED
President Callcs Orders
Prompt Action Negro
Killed by Policemen as
He Tries to Break Jail
Another Stoned to Death
Mexico City, March it iff) AJdl
tlouul attacks by bandit on Amert
euna, the Killing of a burly Ameri
can negro prisoner by Mexican po
licemen and further reprenentattona
to the Mexican government by the
American embatwy are reported.
Tlo I'rlsooaen To Trees
The latent attack on Americans
was near Asarco. In the stato of
Iniringo, where bandits at nightfall
on Wednosdny aelicd C. D. Weaver,
Jr., Ernll Kreglnn and A. P. Morrlu,
and Adolph Matz, a Gorman, and
robbed them of about 600 pesos and
ull their Jewelry. The men were
carried captives Into the hills and
lied to trees. The bandits announc
ed their intention to hold them for
pesos ransom and thrcutened
ikath If the money was not forth
coming. The negro McNealy was
killed at Matamoros, alleiiCdly while
i i jlng to escape from prison.
ItaiiKni keil Man's House
Most of tho captured men are
onnected with the American Smelt
ing and Refining company. Mr.
Weaver Is president of an Amerlcan
MoTilcan mints dnevelopmcnt com
pany. The bandits captured the
party between Snn Lorenzo and
Asarco. When the demand for
money was made, Mr. Weaver told
the enptors that he had money at his
home near Asarco. Three of the
bandits accompanied him home.
They ransacked the place, taking all
valuables, The other captured men,
who had been tied to tree tn the
hills, succeeded In releasing them
selves and went to Asarco and no
tified th authorities.
Killed ny PoUctmcn
The negro McN'ealy Is declared to
have been killed by blows Inflicted
by pistols In the hands of tho po
licemen while he was Attempting a
third escape from the Jail at Mata
moros. lour policemen are under
arrest In connection wth Ms death.
McNealy Is said to have been a pow
erful msn and greatly feared by the
police.. When he broke Jail for tho
third time he reached the Mata
moros cemetery, It Is reported that
the wounds which resulted in his
death were Inflicted when ho resist
ed, after previously having signified
his intention to yield peaceably to
his captors.
Tour Mexicans have been arrested
at Txtlnn In connection with the re
cent murder of Uex Mcllpone and
the wounding of E. H. Heldenkamp,
employes of the American Bridge
company, who ware attacked with
robbery tho apparent motive, while
driving a. tullroud motor car toward
a construction camp in the stnto of
Jalisco,
One Is Arrested
In connection with Ihe death of
Jon Hall, an American employed by
the Mexican National railways, last
Monday near lyian, P.emeglo Hue
las, a Mexican, has been arrested
and other persons are being sought.
Hall Is Bald to have been stoned to
death.
Tm foreign office has informed
the embassy that . President Callus
personally, has ordered that all ef
forts ba made to appprehend Mexi
cans who have attacked Americans,
The note added that the Mexican
government was doing everything
possible in the circumstances,
PUBLIC COURT MARTIAL-
FOR COLONEL WILLIAMS!
I'coplo Entitled Toracts, Wilbur
tars Accused Dora Not Plan.
To Plead Guilty
Pan Diego, Cnllf., March :. P
Tho court martial of Colonel Alex
ander Williams of tho rnnrliio corps,
recently charged with being intoxi
cated in a public place, will be pub
lic. Assurance to (hut effect was
received in a dispatch here yester
day from Washington. No date for
tho court martial has been set.
Colonel Williams was charged by
Brigadier General Smedley V. Under, i
who succeeded him as marine com-
mandcr here, with being Intoxicate. I '
In public and with conduct unbecom
ing an officer and a gentleman. Thn
charges grew out of a dinner which
Colonel Wllllnms gavo In General ,
Butler's honor, at which cocktails ;
were said to have been served, pr
ceding tho appearance of Colonel i
Williams at a hotel whero General I
Hntler saw him again and ordered j
him under technical arrest. '
Reports thnf Colonel Williams in- j
tended to plead guilty "to save those i
who attend' '. the dinner" were, de- i
nled by persons close to tho accuse,)
officer. It was declared on good nn
thorlty that Colonel Wllllnms never i
gave any one the right to think he j
Intended to plevl guilty. 1
The dispatch from Washington j
o,uo'ed Secretary Wilbur as saying
that as the cose had already receiv.
ed so much publicity, the public was i
entitled to know the facts,
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