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El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, February 19, 1914, HOME EDITION, Image 1

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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
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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
"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.
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
Hnurh Is Seen In Jail.
Thomas D. Edwards. United States
consul in Juarez, vesterday succeeded
In seeing Gustav Bauch In the Juarez
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
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.
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
- 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(
him of various international phases of
the question which werb not before the
senate when the Panama canal act was
House leaders, it was announced to
day, desire some announcement $r
by the president
before reversing themselves on the tolls
message to congress
Congratulations From Pres
. ident and Others Follow
Jury's Verdict. - -
Milifia Officers Instructed
to Discard Firearms or
' -Stay-Off Stage;
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
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
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'
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.
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
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
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.
SttMK BCTWWfteat
ULfttfited lt
fp Xexican
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.
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,
.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
"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."
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
"Once," she said, "I crowded around
, Continued on Paso 7. Colomn 2).
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
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
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
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.
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 $100,000 was to have been de
posited as an evidence of good faith.
When this was done, the man who
started the negotiations is said to have
been arrested, given a hearing and
execute-!. The report ? not generally
credited by- Americans from Torreon
NORFOLK, Va Feb. 19. wireless
calls1 sweeping over the sea from
Atlantic coast, revenue eutiers and
numbers of steamers, today found no
trace of the five masted 'schooner
Klneo of Bath, Maine, last reported
Wednesday making 12 inches of water
an .hour and in a disabled condition.
The schooner, with her crew of 11.
has been ln bad fortune for the last
month; 'twice her sails were blown
away and once she put into port for
When she was sighted by the steam
er City, of Atlanta Wednesday, it did
not seem necessary for the liner to
take, off her crew, and the revenue
cutter Onondaga began a search. The
Kineo was then 160 miles northeast of
Diamond shoals.
OS 'ANGELES. Calif., Feb. 19.
Southern California was flood
bound todav as a result of a
downpour which started at midnight
Tuesday and yielded from six to eight
inches of rain in 32 hours.
Railroad traffic was demoralised. In
the cities the streets were turned into
mill races. Storm drains were over
flowing. Emmett Osterman, a 1$ ' 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
I Several houses collapsed in Los An
geles. In many sections people used
boats to navigate the streets.
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.

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