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MILITIAMEN ARE DISARMED IN COLORADO JLi Jl J. -H :- -II " HI:- -::- -::- FLOODS SWEEP -::- ' -:h- -::- -::- -:J:- ' -::- -'-Ih- -:!!:- "ERRIFIC CALIFORNIA -:!!:- -:h- ":ll:- HER AL -:h" -::- VILLA IS FOR NEU I RAL ZONE AT TORREON . - .... EL PASO, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1914-(12 PAGES BENTON EVIDENTLY KILLED; WEATHER FORF.CAST-Fair ann Warmer. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W: gilt Reports. NEGROES GUA BOUCH A JUAREZ PRISONER S o H LRBP-Day ana Hi I SJ RD L ITTLE donbt remains but that I gloomy cuartel, where a company of William S. Benton, wealthy Eng- "'er ,te, quarter-,. ,. n.i. -..' ., .J The visitors were led Into a dark llsh citizen and owner of the ,. ..... hniMinr. rhr thnv wpre UU6C VM. H. VW-DI . T. j.auLiiu ncincaivii near aanii isaoei. i cautioned tnai roe pranw wore in western Chihuanua. is In Juarez. inrt i comunicado. "r alive. If alive, he is a prisoner of the rebels; if dead, he was killed by the rebels, in the opinion of his rela tives and friends. Relatives of Benton Jave cabled the British minister ol foreign affairs asking him to demand on investigation of Benton's alleged disappearance in Juarez vrls witt, Mho resides at 810 North Oregon street, Relieves that he is dead. ACCOrilinn. tn frlomla tf TXanfnn lij l. or was a hotheaded, impetuous and fearless man. Before leaving El Paso Tuesday morning he is alleged to have told several friends that his ranch nfar Santa Ysabel had been raided several times lately by "Constitution alists" and he was going over to tell A ilia personally "what he thought about him ami his soldiers." He is Lnovn as the type of man who would J'ne spoken his mind to Villa, no mat ter how dancreroU8.it might be. When j-'e-l seen, isenton was within half a iwo( k or " ilia's residence on ..enue wn'king toward the That was shortly before noon Tuesday. uoesn-t t are for Investigation. when Villa was informed by a Her ald reporter Thursday morning that j'enton's relatives had cabled London demanding that the affair be investi gated, he appeared -to lose his temper. ' That does not interest me," he said Sharplv. "Well, general. It la common talk in T! Paso that Benton said before he Jf ft to visit jou that he intended to tell you jnst what he thought about Jou, and his remarks probably would not have been flattering." There wis another person in the room at the time, an agent who is handling cattle for Villa. Villa's ej es flashed. "What do you think of a man, one who has no con nection with the army, who would pnt(p tnv rnriTVi nrmeH -ar?f-l o nlarnl nnd begin to complain about having I reen robbed by my men? Suppose 1 Jnew that man to be a desperate character and unfriendly to the "Con stitutional' cause?" Villa Has "Spare Pistol." "Ke would probably be arrested," was offered as a suggestion. "Has anone, a foreigner or anyone else, a right to enter my room armed with a pistol, if he. has no connection with the revolution or is unfriendly to If" snapped the general. "What must I suppose his intentions were if 1 discovered he had a weanon and hii hand moved toward his hip pocket?" "Then Benton came before you armed1 did he?" Villa as asked. J. pDIU IJUIMIJ HIUWl JDBI11UI1, DOl X rave a pistol safely aored away -Jn my trunk," Villa replied. The temporary flare of temper was over and Villa showed plainly that 1-e wished to let the matter drop and no more questions were put to him. Still Believes Hnshnnd Is Prisoner. Mrs. William S. Benton-still believed Thursday that her husband was con fined irt the Juarez jail in spite of Villa's denials that he had Benton as a prisoner. Early Thursday morning Mrs. Ben ton received a telephone call from the police station and was informed by the desk sergeant that an American who had been liberated from the Juarez jail had informed the police in El Paso that Benton was a prisoner in one of the cells at the jail in Juarez Futher investigation developed the fact that the American who brought the report over the river did not know F.enton and could not talk to him in his cell, but he was positive that an .American was in tne adjoining cell. Appeal to Rrithth ArabruNRer. Mrs Benton and the friends of the Scotch ranchman have appealed to the British ambassador in Washington for apsistance in having Benton released. Mrs. Benton says that her husband went to Juarez for a business confer ence with Villa. "He had some hot i ords with 'Pancho' Villa," Mrs. Ben ton said, "and I thinx that he is in ia.ll. although Villa denies that he is lr lail in Juarez" Mr. Benton has been in Mexico for to ears and came to Mexico from Scotland. Hnurh Is Seen In Jail. Thomas D. Edwards. United States consul in Juarez, vesterday succeeded In seeing Gustav Bauch In the Juarez jail Whereabouts of William S. Benton, the British subject supposed to have l-en arrested, could not be learned. Villa continues to say that he was not locked up, but meanwhile his friends made fruitless search for him and his wife in El Paso is suffering the great est anxiety Bauch. according to his sister, Mrs. J. "M, Patterson, was born in New Iberia, La., and was a mere baby when his father. William Bauch. left that city twenty five years ago and came to Eagle Pass, Tex. The father is now a resident of C P. Diaz, across the Bio Grande from Eagle Pass. Then from somewhere out of the deeper darkness beyond like a rat from its Bole, tne prisoner ap peared. His round faee fringed by a ring of beard, was a perfect picture of fright until he saw that his visitors included Americans. Till then he had no way cf knowing that he was not being brought out to be executed. A rebel officer spoke sharply to him in Spanish, warning him to say noth ing. The young man blinked at the feeble ray of light which penetrated sound came from his throat. Then he replied to the officer that he under stood. No charge against llauch. Sencr Ramon explained that Bauch's case was still being heard and that it is the rale to hold prisoners incomunl cado until decision is rendered. Nowhere in Juaiez could reporters 'ftnrf mn Afflil tn avnlaln OlluilletAlv Lerda f the charges against the prisoner, but house. , Senor Ramon said that there was much documentary evidence which seemed to .incriminate him as a spy. He has worked on Mexican railroads most of his life and his captors believed him to be a Mexican, despite his fair skin and brown hair, until representa tions to the contrary were made. Mrs. Patterson has telegraphed to New Iberia for proofs of his birth. Trying to Save .Brother. "Everything possible is being done to effect my brother's release." said Mrs. J. M. Patterson, Thursday morning when asked what developments had oc curred in the case of her brother Gus !?ye, ?aJJcft-, Mrs- Patterson lives at 1-2 South El Paso street. "Consul .awards has been requested "to take up the matter and we are jjust waiting for proofs to show that he is of German birth and an American citizen, instead f, a Mexican, as the rebels seem to think." AMERICAN FREEZES IN JUAREZ JAIL According to a story told C. R. Till man, night watchman of the canal, by a young man just released from the .111 ft T&T -19 II tVln a (TA1 A n Avt . .,V.n from a dusty pane, and a choking I sold postcards to tourists who visited Juarez, froze to death Tuesday in the jan across the river, where he was in carcerated for an unknown offence. Tillman's informant was released Wednesday night, after serving a 15 day sentence. While in jail the young man said that he discovered an American was incarcerated in the death cell. This prisoner, he said, was referred to as an engineer, and it is believed he is Gustave Bauch. Confers With Congressmen, Urging Repeal of Panama . Exemption Clause. HOUSE LEADERS ASK GROUND FOR ACTION W DOMINGO PLOItES, HELD BY VILLA, ALIVE WEDNKSDAY Domlngo Plores, an El Pasoan. known as "Coyote" was still alive Wednesday morning. according to statements made by Villa. W. J. Bryan, who interceded with Villa for Flores's release, stated that he had been informed that Villa would be satisfied if $1000, gold, was paid him in the case of Flores. The rela tives of Flores are making efforts to raise the money. ASKINGTON, D. C, Feb. 19. President Wilson pressed furth er for repeal of the exemption clause cf the r-armma canal act In con--ferences today with congressmen. He talked with senator Kern, majority leader who said afterward that the senate first would dispose of the arbi tration treaties promptly and probably take uo the tolls questions immediately thereafter. CASTILLO BAND COMING HERE - i . HACHITA. N. M., Feb. 19. Maximo Castillo, frightened like a rabbit in the chase when he was first Brooght . here!. had regained his composure this morning, after a sight's rest aider a secure guard of United States soldiers. This afternoon, Castillo and his party were put aboard EI Paso & Southwestern train No. 6 for El Paso, due to arrive there at 4 oclock this afternoon. Juan Garcia, arrested here. over a week ago as one of Castillo's captains, was taken along with the party and will be interned at El Paso along with the other prisoners now held at Fort Bliss. - Castillo - wiR be interned at the Mr. Kern said the president had told it . Di: Jt,, -, , ,,.:, o-r,., i uu Jii33 guaiuiiuuow ao a- pik.Mtuuuuaij ut.uous( SCORES SEND REVOLVERS MESSAGES TO ' H BARRED SENAIRCH AT HEARING him of various international phases of the question which werb not before the senate when the Panama canal act was passed. House leaders, it was announced to day, desire some announcement $r mt by the president before reversing themselves on the tolls message to congress Congratulations From Pres . ident and Others Follow Jury's Verdict. - - "WSFl, WITH TEARS DT EYES, THANKS JURY Milifia Officers Instructed to Discard Firearms or ' -Stay-Off Stage; t S0LDIERS.PR0TEST, BUT OBEY ORDER O See Bauch la PrlxoH. Senor Ramon, chief of the rebel secret service conducted the American consul and C. D. Hagerty, of the Asso- KLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 19. Scores of messages congratu lating Thomas P. Gere, United Slates senator from Oklahoma, on his exoneration of charges of improper conduct made by Mrs. Minnie B. Bond in a suit for ? 50,000 damages, were re ceived by the senator today. The senator- announced that he would spend today and tomorrow hern, after which he will go to Hot Springs for a short vacation before he returns to Washington to resume his duties in the senate. v Xrs. Gore JoyfnI. Mrs. Gore, who had sat throughout the trial by her husband's attorneys, and from time to time 'whispered suggestions to them, could not restrain herself. Tears -were in her eyes as she shook hands with the jury foreman, Mrs. Bon apparently was unmoved by the verdict or the demonstration that followed. She sat quietly at a table scribbling on a piece of paper. One of her attorneys walked from the crurt room with her. Notice of appeal from the verdict was given today by the attorneys for Mrs. Bond. . Jury Ont Ten Minutes. The verdict was returned ten min- ' utes after the case was given to the jury Wednesday night Only one ballot was taken. 'We find the Jury stated in the verdict,- "the -evidence submitted by the plaintiff entirely insufficient upon whieh to base a suit. That said evi dence wholly exonerates the defendant and had the defendant, at the conclu sion of the plaintiff's evidence an nounced that he desired to present no evidence and rested his case, our ver dict would have been the same as the one returned for the defendant" President Sends Message. Senator Gore denied the charges and as a counter charge alleged that the suit was instigated by political op ponents who had failed in their ef forts to obtain political patro lage. The jury was comprised of nine farmers, a grocer, a banker and a broker. President Wilson was one of the first to send a congratulatory message TRINIDAD, Colo., Feb. 19. Two Colorado national guard officers and one private, who wore big revolvers when they entered the room whor the congressional investigation of the coal strik was in progress this morning, were ordered by sergeant at arms M. Jakle to remove the guns or not come upon the stage where the committee and attorneys sit "We're peaceable people up here," he said, "and If I need any help from the question, so as to be able to make clear L to tneir constituents inai international circumstances had arisen requiring a change. Charges Restraint of Trade. Charges that the Chicago and Duluth boards of trade and the Minneapolis chamber of commerce compose a, com bination in restraint of trade in grain dealings and are responsible for high prices, were filed in the house today by representative Manaban, Republican, of Minnesota, with a resolution asking a congressional investigation. Commission LVilvoentes House 11 ill. The Interstate commerce commission advocated to the house the bill to regulate railroad security issues. Conferees began work on the Alas ka bill with the prospect 'of insisting upon the senate's $36,000,600 bond issue provision. Senate Considers Treaties. Long delayed consideration of gen eral arbitration treaties .with eight foreign nations was before the senate today when it went into executive ses sion. Treaties with Oireat Britain, Japan, Itafe Spain. Koray. Sweden, Ptortn gaf aoAMJMKlaMMlbJiwa.'MQiiSng. WlIKf aaa SlBKevnaWH Confer President Wilson and Vttorrtey eh eral Mclieynolds spent two hours Wed nesday night at the white houfre- ex amining bills pending before coitgress dealing with the trust problem. It was tne itrst opportunity the presi dent has had for a long discussion with the chie,f legal representative of the' country. After the conference the attorney general expressed the opinion that the whole program would have to be worked out gradually. The attorney general and the president are In agreer Everything was quiet here last night and along the border, and there k not now nor has there been aatidpabon j of trouble in transporting the prisoners to El Paso. Arrangements were made with the railroad company to provide a special coach to accommodate the party so that there will be no interference by' other passengers or curiosrty' seekers. The guard when the train left here, consisted of six men , from troop B, Ninth cavalry (negro) , first sergeant York in command. Sad Looking Band. Castillo's Band is a poor, hungry and sad looking outfit. Castillo' appears to be nervous, rest less' and quite depressed. His experi ences and wanderings for tne past two weeks have been quite strenuous, as the detachment of Villa's army has, no doubt; caused him some anxious and fearful moments. Villa's men have been close on his tracks and have ha rassed and ut down his band until but a small remnant remains; There is no doubt but Castillo vol. untarily allowed himself and followers to be captured and desired the shelter of this government as being infinitely preferable to falling, into the hands of Villa's forces When captured Castillo had in his possession $1090 and a cheek signed by w: &..X-. Roxby, for fJ70, wWc tt is ctairae he-heW tm JXtara fr m 1f.iil.Mi ii..l ilTifWl r- , . ' I Castillo sent a guard with him in or der to insure the receipt of the check. The guards at the point of guns forced him to write a letter to the City Na tional bank at El Paso ordering the payment of the check to a representa tive of Castillo who resides at El Paso. Mr. Roxby was enroute overland from, the Urmston ranch to the railroad sta tion of San Pedro on the Mexico 'North Western line when captured. CASTILLO WI&L NOT BE GIVEN TO VILLA -L-Wttfe WriMhMtMHisnri nJLhL '.were T wttB !tatBf ment that the proposed interstate trade commission can be made a valuable instrument for dealing with the trust problem provided its powers are prop erly restricted. It should not they think, exercise any administrative or v regulatory functions or in any way vCs 90ISQ MRBvYtfflfttr trobabl1r "jS&Sj: mfenilts ' cured on. thi, side of fbe line. -.-. Castillo is very1 reticent idSL siriien and Is not in a talkative mood. HI 1'nsoan'Held Up. Roxbv was eanttired a. few days aco and threatened with death by Castillo and his bandit force if "he did not pay a. ransom -ror nis noeriy. xie was cap tured west of .San Pedro, CWh. Roxoy, who' is manager 0f the Urmston ranch of western Chihuahua, not having the money 'which was demanded, was forced to go to thu headquarters of the Urmston ranch several miles distant, and write out' a check for the amount Gen. Seett Does Not Think United States Will Surrender the Prisoner; No Plet to Take Castillo. "Castillo will not be delivered to Villa or the rebel forces, as far as 1 know." Gen. Hugh L. Scott sai4 Wednesday af ternoon. 'I have heaja som talk of that, tout to do so woaMi mean his dofith as he would unrabtedly be shot if entto juarei. It has' bean suggest can of tfte Unite that Castillo be be' army post until peace Mexico and tten allow authorities in control of ment to extradite him in'tte -regular way. A crowd which filled the train at the union station was waiting tor the Golden State Limited to arrive Wednes day afternoon, expecting to see Castillo. Another big crowd waited-Thursday, but precautions were taken this, time to keep the crowd back and, prevent a disturbance or effort to do harm to the bandit leader or any of hfs party. t,M.niBn- SttMK BCTWWfteat ULfttfited lt fp Xexican Kvvern- Castillo is to be imprisoned in the guardhouse at Fort Bliss, where Gen. Salazar is held.- The rest of his party will be interned at the prison camp. Villa declares that he has made requi sition upon the United States authori ties for Castillo and hopes to be able to get him. There was bo intention of bringing' Castillo to El Paso Thursday morning. This would have involved patting the prisoners aboard the train at Hachita long after midnight As printed in The Herald's extra Wednesday afternoon, it was the Intention If-om the beginning to put Castillo aboard the train Thurs day and bring him to El Paso on the train Thursday afternoon. There was no plot to take him off the train near El Paso Thursday morning, for the simple reason that it was known that he was not coning in Thursday morning and for the further reason that no plotting was done. The plot was another creation of the Fake Factory. EMILIO- GAECIA IS AMERICAN FUGITIVE Emttio Garcia, arrested at Colum boa. ad who claims to be a member or Castillo's band, is said by Mormon colonists to be a fugitive from the United States, who is wanted on serious charges in Wisconsin and In diana. Garcia is said to be using an as sumed name. He is described as a half breed Indian and Mexican. He was a policeman in the Mormon colonies be fore the Orozco revolution and is said to have been with Castillo at the time a number of holduns -were committed i in the Mormon country. militia in handling this crowd I will I encroach upon the field of the depart- i elated Press, into the dilapidated and1 to senator Gora, NEUTRAL ZONE A T TORREON AGREED TO P .ANCHO VTJJA is willing to take any steps for the protection of foreigners In Torreon during the impending battle. When informed Thursday of president Wilson's wish that a neutral zone where foreign res idents might take refuge ought to be agreed upon by both federals and "Constitutionalists,' Villa said: "r am willing to fight wherever the federals say and will do everything in my pow er to protect foreigners and their property. "Yesterday afternoon I had a tele phone conversation with Gen. Scott and assured him that I would adhere to my policy of safeguarding the lives and possessions of foreigners and non combatants in the little unpleasantness soon to be staged around Torreon. I thanked the general for the vigilance his soldiers have displayed along the border. The American troops, in do ing their duty thoroughly, have made prisoners of some desperate chasae tirs who might have caused much trouble In Mexico. "We have already shown that we are willing to fiprnt outside of cities, to prevent Innocent persons being en- dangered. You remember that we went to Mosn. and Tierra. Blanca to meet the federals, instead of remaining in Juarez to battle. And there is little j uuuin uui iiui we fewer men had we remained inside the city. "Before the first attack on Chihua hua, I sent a message to Mercado in viting him to fight outside the city, so the residents would not be in peril He didn't accept the invitation, but I'll wager that he still has my letter It was signed by ajl the chiefs Of my army. George Carothers. the vice consul at Torreon, has mentioned this matter of a neutral zone to me and 1 am willing to do more than my share in establishing and respecting a pro tected area." INSISTS ON NEUTRAL ZONE AT TOREON Mexico City. Mex , Feb. 19 Through charge d'affaires O'Shaughnessv pres ident Wilson is Insisting that'Huerta s-.nd Gen. Villa agree on the establish ment of a neutral zone somewhere about Torreon, in which foreigners and i.on combatants can find safety during battle. President Huerta has agreed to the plan on condition that Villa likewise agrees. Salvador Miron, editor of El Impar cial. has been placed under police sur veillance on account of the report that he had threatened to kill Mr it ssnaugnnessy wno protested to presi utm nuena against me m r inof 4Iia n.Al Tl i t would have lost editorials appearing in El Imparcial. i call for It You'll have to remove those six-guns or sty orr the stage. The two officers remained off the stage, and tlife private, who toad been called as a, witness, removed his gun belt. Soldier Retracts Hair Raising Tale. Joseph Smith, the militia private Who stopped representative Igvans in Berwlnd cannon, on Tuesday when the latter made his incognito tour of the ccal minln district, was produced by the military authorities at the request of Mr. Evans. Private Smith on Tues day gave Mr. Evans a hair raising de scription of bloody conflicts in which ho said he took part.' This morning the exmine guard, questioned by Ev- ars, denied that he naa seen anyooay killed. Tells Truth Sometimes. "Didn't you tell me about seeing a lot of men killed?" demanded Evans. "Yes, but you seemed so inquisitive that I thought Xd humor you," replied the soldier. "Don't von make It a practice to tell the truthr "Sometimes I tell the truth, and sometimes I don't." "Didn't you say four of your men were killed by strikers in one of the battles you told me about?" "Oh. sure I did." "How many strikers did ou say you killed In the same fiehtT" "If I remember right I told you we killed 50." "Didn't vou sav 69?" . "I don't think so." The witness was questioned further by representative Sutherland. "I Just was in a talkative 'mood that day," he explained, when pressed for his reason for lying to Mr. Evans. "Didn't lie ask you these questions in a gentlemanly manner?" aked Mr. Sutherland. "No, sir." "How did he ask them?" "In kind of a rough manner." Contracts Unintelligible, Alleged. Walter l,. predovich, the official In terpreter for the committee, was called by the miners. He 'was questioned about the contract, purporting to be printed in Slavish, which some of the strike . breakers signed before they were brought to Colorado. He said the contract was printed in something approximating the Slavonian dialect, and could , not have been read by the majority of the Slavs who come to America. Rodas Mendencis, a miner, was next put on the stand by the strikers. He testified to the alleged activity of the mine- companies in breaking up secret orders among the' miners. Frank E. Gove, attorney for the op erators; tried to bring out that Slavish societies forbid their members to work during strikes. The committee finally asked the witness to produce the con stitution of his organization. Don McGregor, a newspaper man, who spent some time in the strike zone last fall, told of various disorders which he said he had witnessed. Has Important Witness. Judge J. 'G. Northcutt, for the opera tors, told the committee he had an Im portant witness to put on the stand this afternoon. The witness, he said, was in the custody of the sergeant at arms. Shortly before, a subpena had been is sued for V. Tiska, who testified on Tuesday for the strikers. Tiska said in his testimony that he had been brought to Colorado from Pittsburg as a strike breaker. mAnt nf InflHftA f1fwTWrn ti nn hatwMn ' the department and the commission would be aimed at, as much of the i work ndw done by the department of justice is being transferred to the new commission. The attorney general believes the interstate trade commis sion could gather, facts and evidence in investigations that might he useful in prosecutions or might be the basis of judgments in dealing with the desire of the corporation voluntarily to bring their business within the confines of the law. In either case it Is proposed to give the commission merely powers of inruisitlpn possessed by a grand jury, its 'findings to be passed upon by the department of Justice. WOJtHI JTcvcnt .Monopoly. What'ffte administration is desirous of doing is to add such legislation as will help to prevent monopoly but will in no way Irtcrease the debatable area around the nti trust law. Furthers conferences between the president nd Mkb attorney general are likely. The .ejnpjiasis at present is on the fact, that the pending measures are purely tentative and launched chiefly for the purpose of discussion. To Standardize Henschold Goods. The Judiciary committee listened' to a plea, from Mrs-'Chrisifrte, Frederick, of Philadelphia, for fixed prices fo standardise aouse&ola good and for legislation which would eliminate peril to womanhcod of the nation in mad rushes at fcnrgain counters, under tho "lure" of the retailers to fill their stores with patrons. " Representing the Housewives' league of America, Mrs. Frederick aroused in tense interest-when she arraigned the "folly of women Who spend half a day, six thousand calories of energy and' ten cents in carfare to rush down town to take advantage of a cut price, a 26 cent tooth brush selling for 19 cents." "Once," she said, "I crowded around , Continued on Paso 7. Colomn 2). VILLA MEN EXECUTE SEVEN BANDIT BAND; ALL CAUGHT SEVEif of Maximo Castillo's follow ers were captured and executed near Conia Juarez by a de tachment of "Constitutionalist" cav alry, according to official information received by Pancho Villa in Juarez Wednesday evening. The campaign to stamp out all traces of Castillo's Zapatista propaganda in western Chihuahua is being pushed steadily. Villa said Thursday morning that a number of CwrtHlo-sympatnJWsrs in the Pearson,. Casas Grandes, Geerreo and Galena 'districts have been executed in the last few days ard he believes that Castillolsin is about wiped out. - With the capture $t Castillo and the putting away of a number d his foI- lowers, banditry in Chihuahua has dis appeared, in the opinion of Villa. " No Federals Found. Rumors that a band of federals supposed to be filibusters ilt crossed over at Ysteta last week had ap peared on the Mexico North Western railway Wednesday afternoon caused the hasty dispatch at 5 p. m.' of a spe cial military train from Juarez. One hundred troops were aboard the spe cial, which made a quick run to Guz man and points farther south. Mtfo trace of the alleged filibusters was discovered, according to reports sent to military headquarters in Juarez H ACHITA. N. M.. Feb. 19. Villa's forces undr Capti Manuel Sa raaniego have captured a rem nant of Castillo's band,- after a hot pur. suit in the vicinity of Espia, 20 miles southeast of Dog Springs, N. M so it is reported here by Margarito Hernan dez, one of Villa's secret service men. They were eaded north and presum ably to the American border,' to escape the enemy. There was still a. smaller detachment of Castillo's band taken near Dog Springs by Villa's soldiers, under com mand of Juan Tahunantee, and it is said that this completes the extermina tion of the bandit band under Castillo, who are blamed for the Cumbre tunnel disaster. this morning. After making a thorough search of the country between Juarez and Casas Grandes, the troops will re turn to the border. The rumor was to the effect that 59 federals under Syl vestre Quevedo and jose Orozco. nephew of Gen. Pascual Orosco, had been at Guzman Wednesday morning, headed in the direction of Palomas, but the pursuing troops failed to get confirmation of this Rebels Close After Castillo. The efforts of "Constitutionalist" cavalry to capture him are Indirectly responsible for the arrest of Maximo Castillo by American soldiers, accord ing to messages received Wednesday night at military headquarters In Juarez. Castillo fled to the United States after his band had been thor oughly whipped last Friday by a de tachment of rebel cavalry under MaJ. M. Samaniego near the village of Car cax, near Janos in 'western Chihuahua, the Juarez report says. According to Maj. Samaniego's re port, his troops overtook Castillo and a band of about 20 men Friday after noon after a chase of several hundred miles and consuming eight days. The outlaws were fortified on a hill, but were dislodged and routed by the reb- Anone the spoils cantured when els. J the bandits made their flight were 12 rifles, 30 horses and mules, saddles, provisions and a woman camp fol lower. The Bscape. Castillo himself escaped with a rem nant of his band and headed for the international boundary line near Dog Springs. N. M. He was pursued by Samaniego's force, who were unable tr. overtake him. An official report of the skirmish was made by Samaniego to Col. Elias Calles, at Auga Prieta. Sonora, with the request that it be forwarded to Juarez. Augua Prieta is connected with Janos by telpegraph. The report was received in Juarez last night and made public today by Lie. Fredrico G. Garza, legal advisor to Col. Fidel Avila, of the Juares garrison. WIRELESS FAILS TO LOCATE LOS1 SHIP EFFORT TO BUY OFF FEDERALS REPORTED Offer of 33,000,000 Said to Have Been Made at Torreon and Agent Kxecuted When $100,000 Forfeit Is Posted. Refugees from Torreon brought a re port that an effort had been made to buy the federal commanders at Tor reon in order to prevent a fight when Villa attacked Torreon. The report which is generally circulated is that an offer of $2,000,000 was made to the federal commanders by a prominent resident of Torreon. It is reported that this was refused and $3,000,000 asked by the agent who was making the negotiations. A further stipulation, it is said, was that $100,000 was to have been de posited as an evidence of good faith. When this was done, the man who started the negotiations is said to have been arrested, given a hearing and execute-!. The report ? not generally credited by- Americans from Torreon NORFOLK, Va Feb. 19. wireless calls1 sweeping over the sea from Atlantic coast, revenue eutiers and numbers of steamers, today found no trace of the five masted 'schooner Klneo of Bath, Maine, last reported Wednesday making 12 inches of water an .hour and in a disabled condition. The schooner, with her crew of 11. has been ln bad fortune for the last month; 'twice her sails were blown away and once she put into port for safety. When she was sighted by the steam er City, of Atlanta Wednesday, it did not seem necessary for the liner to take, off her crew, and the revenue cutter Onondaga began a search. The Kineo was then 160 miles northeast of Diamond shoals. ENTIAL RAIN DRENCHES COAST L OS 'ANGELES. Calif., Feb. 19. Southern California was flood bound todav as a result of a downpour which started at midnight Tuesday and yielded from six to eight inches of rain in 32 hours. Railroad traffic was demoralised. In the cities the streets were turned into mill races. Storm drains were over flowing. Emmett Osterman, a 1$ ' year old boy. was drowned Wednesday at Santa Barbara. This was the only fatality reported here. -YrteoMR Virtually Cut Off. One of the telegraph companies re ported today that 73 percent of its wires were useless. Arizona was vir tually cut off from communication. I Retaining walls at various points in the foothill region of the orange grow ing sections collapsed under the weight of water and sent floods swirling through the orchards, inflicting great damage. I Several houses collapsed in Los An geles. In many sections people used boats to navigate the streets. C.VUFORM V FLOODS IRE M1KIG TRV!S LITE 1IKRK Washouts in California hae caused the annulment of Southern Pacific train Xo 2. the Califoini-in, due from the west at 4.20 p. m.. and hj.ve mad.i Sunset Kxpre&s No. 10, due at 9 30. run as a stub from rolton. It will arrive in El Paoo at 10-30.