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EL PASO HERALD
IT. S. Troops Buy Heavily
From Mormons; Cannery
Sells Entire Output.
The food situation for horsea and
m -n with the American array in Mexico
was greatly relieved Sunday morning,
when 11 cars of supplies destined for
merchants at Colonta Dublan and Casas
'.randes. and -which will. In all llkell
noil. be purchased by the United States
troops were set out at Dublan and
asas Grandes. The freight train of
supplies consisted of nine cars of oats.
mip car of gasoline and one car of
MaJ Wm Elliott, depot quartermas
ii r in EI Paso, when apprised of the
i pws that the supplies had arrived
without mishap,, expressed keen sat
"By Jove," he said, "ttuu win nejp
.ml a whole lot." Me had special ret
i rence to the cigars in the provision
ar. which the officers are yearning to
possess: and the oats In the nine
freight cars for which the mules have
heen braying and the horses neighing
for theae seven days past
Officers and men alike have been
w ritine to the border appealing for
cars tobacco and candies. There has
1I50 heen a strong appeal for canned
poarhea and pears. All of these articles
went In the carload of mixed merchan
ilise, but they will not last long, of
ficers say, If the men have money to
Mormon Officials Come Up.
Bishop J. C. Bentloj. of the Mormon
hurch at Colonla Juarez, with six
iiher residents of the Mormon colonies
m the Casas Grandes country, arrived
vundav morning In EI raso from Pear
,,)n and other points In the Casas
;i amies district Andrew Peterson,
brotherlnlaw to bishop P. H. Hurst, of
t he Mormon church In BI Paso, was
imong the arrivals. He stated that ev
ft thing Is unusually quiet at Casas
'Irandes, save for the movement of
American troops. Others in the party
were Guy Taylor, Ed McClellan. Joe
splllaberry, August and Daniel Skousen.
Soldiers liny Much I'ooil.
The train which brought In the Mor
mon colonists left Pearson Saturday
I. inning at 10 oclock. and arrived at
mtirex early Sunday. The colonists re-
nrt that the soldiers seem to have am
ple staple food but few luxuries and that
the small dealers and merchants, as
w ell as the farms and ranches, are sell-
.tr all of their surplus stock and trtfck
in the soldiers of the expedition.
one small cannery at Casas Grandes
a. ild in one dav its complete stock of
i annd goods consisting of between six
and seven wagon loads.
The colonists report that there was a
rumor In Casas Grandes that Villa had
i.een wounded and was hiding out In
the Guerrero district, but that the gen
eral understanding was that Villa was
mi with the column, which was at
tm ked bv the seventh cavalry on Wed
nesday morning, March 29.
The colonists will be In El Paso for
eeral days and though, they did not
- so. the Intimation was that they
.nme up to buy supplies to replenish
i heir stocks. They said the soldiers were
buying things right and left and that
if the army remained for any time, it
would be a financial blessing to the
Casas Grandes district I
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Soldiers Bring Train to the
Border For Clothing,
Food and Munitions.
A number of infantrymen from the
sixth and 16th Infantry were In El Paso
Sunday from Columbus for a visit
while their wagon trains were loading
supplies to be taken back to camp. They
reported these two regiments scat
tered as far south as Tearson, guarding
the line of communication, and said
that one company of the 16th is guard
ing the airplane relay station at Co
lonla Dublan. Prom there they operate
as messengers north to Columbus and
south to Gen. Pershing's base which is
"Although over 200 motor trucks are
in operation between Columbus and
Gen. Pershing's base at Namiquipa,"
said one of Vh. soldiers, "they are not
sufficient to take down everything the
troops need and we have been rather
short on rations We have bought a
great deal of food from the natives,
such as beef, hogs, chickens, eggs and
vegetables, but the supply of every
thing but beef is running out
Cavalry Has I.lttlc to Rat.
"We are told that the cavalry in pur
suit of Villa Is so far away from the
base that It Is subsisting entirely off
the country, killing fresh beef for meat
and feeding the horses off the grass
and hay that can be secured In the lit
tle valleys through which the troops
pass. The men are living off the army
hard biscuits, which they carry with
them, together with a little coffee and
the fresh meat they can kill.
Shortage of Provisions.
There Is such a shortage of pro
visions that the infantry regiments
have had to send their wagon trains
back to the border for additional cloth
ing, bedding and food It took four
days to come up from Casas Grandes
and will take us four dajs at best to
get back. These wagon trains are sup
posed to stay with a regiment for Us
use In hauling wood and other sup
plies needed In camp, but we had to
bring them back to the border or starve
Men Suffer From Cold.
"None of our men had overcoats and
few had more than a pair of blankets
when it snowed Friday. Our wagons
came out with practically no guard and
will so back that way, although we are
carrying a considerable quantity of am
munition as well as clothing and food.
"While there is great scarcity of
eatables, the increasing truck trans
portation facilities have a marked
tendency to alleviate the present suf
fering of troops. The troops, taken as
a body, can most assuredly be called con
tented, but I rather hesitate In saying
'contented.' In the fullest extent of the
A mixed freight and passenger train
left Juarez at 9 oclock Monday morn
ing for Casas Grandes and points furth
er south, carrying several carloads of
provisions ana oats consigned to mer
chants in the district where the Ameri
can troops are now operating. Most of
tho shipments were In broken,, rather
than carload lots, .and the quantity of
oats was comparatively small. Most of
the foodstuff went to Juarez in wagon
loads and was loaded upon the Mexican
side. The passenger coach was well
Roads Are Being Put in Bet-1 Reported That Five Ameri-
ter Shape by Engineers cans, One German, One
South of Columbus. Englishman Massacred.
Sunday brought out little In the way
of a complete confirmation of the
death of seven foreigners at Minaca
and Guerrero at the hands of Vllllatas.
According to fugitive reports from
Chihuahua city. J. II. Locks, who sent
out word of the slaughter of the five
Americana and the on German anU one
English subject, arrived in Chihuahua
on Friday, riding Into that city from
Cuslhulriachic. In making the ride he
Two additional trucks were sent to
the military base at Columbus at dawn
of day Sunday. On of the trucks car
ried 2000 pounds of provisions while
the second carried a Ford car which
will be used with covey of other
Fords along the line of communica
tions. The trucks negotiated the over
The recent rains along the border
and along the line of communication
Corner Mesa Ave. and San Antonio St.
Private n ranch Exchange 3300
did not hurt the roads. "They made the i wore an Immense sombrero and other
roads better for a few hours." said an
employe of the quartermaster depart
ment today, "but It did not take that
flock of trucks long to grind the road
into dust again."
This man has just returned from
driving a truck back and forth between
Columbus and the base at Casas
Grandes. for a short rest In El Paso
Continuing, he said.
Rncineera Improve lloads.
"The engineers are Improving the
road considerably, however, as they
have already removed long stretches of
it to higher ground, along the sides of
mountains, out of the dust In another
month, if this method of transportation
is continued, the road from Columbus
to Casas Grandes will be In good shape,
as all stretches through sand will be
removed to higher ground, where only
heavy rains will affect conditions. The
heavy rains would only interfere while
they were falling by making the roads
slippery and dangerous, as the water
would soon run off after the rain
stopped falling. If the American army
Is still In Mexico in June and July when
the rainy season sets in, something will
have to be done to relieve the truck
trains, however, for the country will
then be Impassable.
Rondi Are Treaelierona.
"The roads across the lowlands of
northern Mexico are in extremely bad
shape now because of the manner In
which they have been cut up. In some
places, the earth has been cut up for
a with of 200 yards by chauffeurs try
ing to avoid the chuckholes made by
others. The winds blow the dust over
the chuckholes and a truck will be go
ing along apparently on a level sur
face, when suddenly a vheel will drop
through the fine dust up to the hub.
Often the Jar throws 'men and supplies
off In the dirt and It makes driving
very difficult Many civilian chauffeurs
have quit their Jobs after one round
Enough Trucka loir,
At the quartermaster's depot in El
Paso today It was announced that
equipment of the motor truck trains
operating between Columbus, N. M., and i "'
Casas Grandes has about been oomnlet- Vl
clothing which would give to him the
appearance or a Mexican muman.
Hid In noshes.
According to Locke's story, he was
making the Journey from Minaca to
Guerrero, when he discovered that a
band of horsemen were coming in his
direction. Dismounting, he hid in the
bushes along the roadside. His hiding
place was not annrehended by the VII-
listas, who rode past on to Guerrero.
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ride by a shorter route to Minaca. to
warn the foreigners of the Vlllista ap
proach, but that he could not make the
circle without being detected. Fearing
for his own Hfo he set out for Cusl
hulriachic. nifle Ileporta.
As he neared Guerrero he said he
heard the report of rifles .and from
another hiding place witnessed a run
ning fight between Carranza soldiers
from the Guerrero garrison and VU
llstas who had attacked the town. The
I fighting at Guerrero occurred on Mon
i day. On Wednesday, after Locke had
reached Cuslhulriachic, a detachment ol
Vlllistas rode into that camp for the
purpose of killing foreigners and
gathering loot After the Vandlts
moved on Locke sent an Indian run
ner back to Guerrero and Minaca to
learn what had been the fate of the
foreigners, and the Indian returned
with the message that the foreign col
ony in Minaca and Guerrero had been
The names of the men reported to
have been killed by the Vlllistas are:
Dr A. T. Stell. Lea Llndsley, Henry
Blankenburg. Donald Bruce McGregor.
and Henry Shell. Two others are still
missing and are believed to be in the
list of those killed. They are Henry
Acklln and Frank Woods.
i Dr. A. T. Stell has been In the Guer
rero district since 1S87. Before going
to Mexico he was a native of Lamar,
Texas, and a. graduate of a medical
college In New Orleans. During the past
five ears Dr. Stell practiced medicine
and operated a drug store at Ocampo,
Chihuahua, besides being interested In
Los Remedlos ranch on the Santa Can-
Hundreds of People Caine to
the Store Today to Attend the
Opening of This Event
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T3be Largest Wk rj
StocKs Im JNrfh h
This Store's mM ir!ES'
"ffipOR the Spring and Summer SB W f Afar MJITiyI 1
" seasons we hae purchased jS3 fjVC vV x IjF Vvf TUbeI
the largest stocks in this store's H jr Uti MKsg.. V JfS
delarla river and other land and mine
Casas Grandes has about been oomnlet- ventures. He is said to have married
ed. Only a few more machines are to
The motor trains have reached the
necessary state of efficiency, it is said,
and, while use of the Mexico North
Western would be very advantageous,
it is no longer necessary.
filled with Mexican men, women and
children; while the Americans were a
few Mormon men returning to Dublan
and Casas Grandes.
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Madam, Allow Me
To Introduce the
You may have eaten "corn flakes"
but you have never tasted any that equal
the New Post Toasties.
These new flakes, Madam, are crisp and
flakey, and have a substance and toastie fla
vour, a snap and zest that make them distinctive.
Dainty, to be sure, in their sweetness, the New Post Toasties have a
body and firmness that don't mush down when cream or milk is added; and
a true ripe-corn flavour that makes one feel that here, at last, is something
really new and good to eat.
New Post Toasties selected Indian Corn, prepared for the table as it
was never prepared before.
Your grocer has them now.
Buy and Try and Smile Awhile
a Mexican woman and have had sev
eral children by her.
Lee Llndsley is known to have oper
ated a store and hotel at Temosachlo
and the supposition is that he went to
Guerrero upon the aprpoach of Vlllistas
Henry Blankenburg -nai a miner by
trade and had been in charge of the
properties of the Hidalgo Mining com
pany, near Minaca. He has been
classed as a German subject though
he went to Mexico from St Louis.
When in St Louis he was a cooper and
carpenter. He Is well known along the
border and especially in mining camps.
Acklln May He AUtc.
The death of Henry Acklln is still
problematical. Acklln is a partner of
P .It. Plggs. a distiller In Juarez. He
Is the owner of considerable land be
tween Minaca and Temosachic and does
most of his live stock trading through
El Paso. In Juarez at the present
time there are 650 head of sheep
which Asklln recently sent to the bor
der for sale, and on Saturday it was
expected by Mr. Piggs that he would
arrive overland with a herd of cattle.
Acklln was married to a Mexican
woman and had a small son.
McGregwr Newapaper Man.
Donald Bruce McGregor, who lived
under the alias of Bruce, and said to
have been one of the men killed by the
Vlllistas at Guerrero, was a British
subject. He first went into Mexico in
11.1; later he went to Los Angeles, and
then became connected with a Denver
paper during the Ludlow dtrlke. Be
cause of the allegation that he bad par
ticipated In mob violence, and was In
dicted on the charge, he fled to Mex
ico, where he became a familiar figure
in Chlnuanua, Guerrero and otner Mex
ican towns. As a newspaper man Mc
Gregor was connected with the Minne
apolis Tribune, the Scripps News Ser
vice In Chicago and Denver, and the
From Kanaas City.
Henry Snell is a native of Kansas
City. Mo., and is survived by a wife
and two children in that city. He waa
sald to be a cattle buyer, and when the
Cusl massacre occurred, it was flashed
out that Snell was one of the party.
The death of Frank Woods, a transient
laborer, has not been confirmed.
wiu Maxey, an employe oi AcKiin.
left Juarez for the ranch ten days ago
with a herd of horses. He was to have
met Acklln between Juarez and Chi
huahua and received instruction as to
the disposition of the horses. It has
not been ascertained whether Maxey
was any where near the scene of tho
k OR the Spring und Summer
seasons we hae purchased
the largest stocks in this store's
Our reason for this is that mer
chandise of all kinds is scarce
and will be scarcer later on.
This is a fact that almost every
one knows and we would there
fore advise the public-at-large to
purchase early. Not alone will
merchandise be scarce later but
higher as well. Some merchan
dise even now cannot be had at
However, "The Popular" is splen
didly prepared every depart
ment is ready for the new season.
We invite the public to come and
'view our immense stocks of mer
chandise of all kinds, especially
Ready - to - Wear apparel for
We are well prepared to care for
Hivim! n n lam
And be sure that it is a genuine Gos
oanl. You can tell the original by the
blue label sen n in the. corset.
New models are now in and' have vey
distinctive style features. Three things
you always get in a Gossard orafort,
wearing service and style that is dis
tinctive and pronounced.
Some Gossard Conets ,sell at $25.00,
others at $10.00. There are many mod
els at $5.00, $d.50 and $2.00.
A trial fitting does not obligate you.
fANT exclamation; of surprise were over-
lieard people did not realize how com
pletely ready we were to supply them with
Needless to say tlie selling was brisk! Shrewd
Women appreciate the importance of purchasing
now when they can make their garments leis
urely, insuring the success of their efforts!
You, too, will find this event interesting. Save
by purchasing now.
Prices advertised in Saturday's and Sunday's
papers, pervail as long as lots last. ,
nH0WN in many different color
combinations to match your suit.
Combination boots with colored kid
vamps; whole quarter of white kid;
heels covered to match vamp. These
boots are now all the rage in New
York. The following shades are
Blue kid vamp and heel, with ton
whole quarter of white kid; green
kid vamp and heel, with top whole
quarter of while kid; Havana
brown kid vamp and heel, with top
whole quarter of white kid; field
mouse br6wn kid vamp and
heel, with top whole quarter
of white kid. Priced
at a pair.
DENY CAAO DISLOYAL.
Laredo, Texas, April 3. Military au
thorities at Nuevo Laredo, opposite
here, declared today the reoprted de
fection of Col. Cano's forces In Chihua
hua was untrue. They said the Chi
huahua forces were loyal and "work
ing lndefatlgably for ths apprehension
POTOSI COMPANY STORE AND
OFFICE LOOTED BY ftlEXICANS
The store and offico of the Potosl
Mining company, two miles west of
Chihuahua city, was robbed by six
armed men on Thursday nlgbt, March
30, according to advices received by
W. J. Qulgley. the manager, In El Paso.
Mr. Qulgley stated that the robbery did
not exceed J 1000 and that there was
no sacrifice of the lives of any of the
men employed there.
The store and shop are within al
most hailing distance of Chihuahua
and the thieves are thought to have
probably gone from that city.
The Santa Eulalla mining district is
a few miles east of Chihuahua and
three very valuable claims are being
worked there. Some fear is being en
tertained for the sajety of the several
plants In that section, the largest of
which Is controlled by the Guggen
WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN
AUTO FIRED ON BY SNIPERS
Pecos, Texas, April 3 While re
turning to Pecos from KI Paso in an
automobile driven by Miss Jessie Jones
several Pecos women and children were
fired upon by Mexican snipers, sup
posed to be bandits. Miss Jones speeded
up the car and escaped from the Mex
icans. In the car were Miss Jessie
Jones, Mrs. Means. Miss Eleanor Mc
Camant and several children of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Jones About five miles
from Fort Hancock, the car wai fired
upon, several shots being fired from
the side of the road.
Is Pancho Villa Broke?
Asfys Former General to
Send Money to Family
When cross, feverish and
sick give "California
Syrup of Figs."
Children love this "fruit laxat!.'
COOPERATING IN RAID AFTER VILLA
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Is Pancho villa broke? He- sent a
message to one of his former generals
who Is a refugee near El Paso, asking
that he send J 1500 to his family in Lot
The message was received before the
Columbus raid and Is taken here to in
dicate that Villa has squandered all of j
the S29,000,0(H) gold, which he gathered
during his revolution In loot and forced
The request Is said to have been re
fused by the former Villa general, j
nltlinnvh Via Is ui.H tn h.trn mnttm- a fvii .
tune from Villa's operations In Mexico. ' and nothing else cleanses the tender
stomach, liver and bowels so nicely.
A child simplywlll not stop playing
to empty the bowels, and ths result is.
they become tightly clogged with
waste, liver gets sluggish, stomach
sours, then your little one becomes
cross, half-sick, .feverish, cloa't eat,
sleep or act naturally, breath, is bad,
system full of cold, has sore throat,
stomach-ache or diarrhoea. Listen.
Mother! See If tongue Is coated, then
give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup
of Pigs," and In a few hours all the
constipated waste, sour bile and undi
gested food passes out of the system,
and you have a well, playful child
Millions of mothers give "California
Syrup of Figs" because It Is perfect!'
harmless; children love It, and it never
falls to act on the stomach, liver and
Ask your druggist for a 50-ccnt bot
tle of "California Syrup cf Figs, which
has fall directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainlv
printed on the bottle. Beware of coun
terfeits sold here. Get the genuine,
made by "California Fig Syrup Com
pany." Refuse any other kind with
EIGHT KILLED, MANY HURT IN
WRECK ON NORTH WESTERN
Eight persons were killed when a
train on the Mexico North Western,
bound from Minaca to Chihuahua city
was derailed on March 21. Mexican
consul Garcia has received confirma
tion of the wreck, his advices saying
the engineer and fireman and six pas
sengers had lost their lives in the
wreck, which was caused by a defec
tive track. ,
A number of other passengers were
Injured. Those killed were in a box
car. The train was a freight, made up
at Minaca. and carrying provisions to
Chihuahua The wreck occurred at
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