El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 36TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Monday, May 22, 1916 Page: 1 of 10
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LANGHORNE'S CAVALRY REPORTED SURROUNDED BY YAQUIS
Corporal Kiffin Rockhill and
Victor Chapman to Be Given
Sergeant's Straps in Recogni-
tion of Services in Aircraft
Division of Army.
EXPLOIT OF LIEUTENANT
THAW TO BE RECOGNIZED
Daring Atlanta Aviator Swoops
Down on German Machine in
Face of Deadly Fire Killing
His Enemy Pilot and Forcing
Flaming Plane to Earth.
in lha outskirts of Dunkirk. Two aoldlart
and a hum ware killed and twenty per
sons were wounded.
'"Allies aeroplanes punned the enemy
machine and surreeded In bringing down
"Immediately after the fin! bombard
ment fitly three French. British and Bel
alan aeroplanes flew over the German
cantonments at Wcyege and ' OhUtelle In
which 950 altells were dropped.
Herman aeroplanes today dropped
bombs on Belrort but the material damare
"Last night and today the artillery duels
In the sector or Dlxmude reached (treat
Intensity. In ti direction or Steenstraete
the action wax limited to an engagement
with bombs. Yesterday an aerial fight oil
.Menport a Belgian aeroplane brought down
a German machine.
Ill smw- RF.Pl I.SE GERMANS
WITH HEAVY LOSS OI MEN.
By Associatod Press.
Petrograd. via London. May !. The war
office communication Issued today says:
"A German attempt at an offensive
the lltnukst region and nortb of Lake Ilsen
was repulsed with beavy enemy losaes. in
the nvinsk region and nortb of Lake
Miad.lol the Germans are using explosive
"In the Caucasus our troops continue
their advance In the direction of Mosul.
By Associated Press.
Paris May 81 Corporal Klffrn Rockwell
of Atlanta Ga.. a member of the Franco
American flying corps lias been proposed
Tor promotion to the rank or sergeant as
a reward for bringing down a German
aeroplane near Hartmans-Wellerkopf on
May IB. He will be decorated with the
corporal Victor Chapman of Sew York
has been proposed for promotion to the
rank or sergeant for his pursuit of a Ger-
man machine that riew over the aviation
camp seeking revenga for Corporal Hock-
MaeMne Gun Jams.
Lieutenant Wm. K. Thaw or Pittsburg
Is proposed for citation for pursuing a
second German machine from the camp
continuing toe night at close range until
bis machine gun Jammed.
Lieutenant Thaw also Is credited with
forcing down s German machine but It
has been Impossible to verify this.
corporal Rockwell engaged his oppon-
ents at close quarters. He swooped down
on the. German aeroplane facing machine
gun fire as he approached. He waited
until he waa within JO yard of the Ger-
man machín and then opened fire. At bis
ruth shot lbs gunner of the German machine
tossed up bti nanus ana ren over on we
pilot who also crumpled up as tbe machine
began to plunge downward in flames to
the Cernían trenches near urmou.
Two German aeroplanes flew over the
Franco-American camp on the following
day and dropped a bomb whlcb exploded
within ten yards of the machines but
caused no damage. Corporal Chapman and
Lieutenant Thaw took to the atr and tbe
Germans fled. One escaped ID the haze
Lieutenant Thaw caught the other at a
height of 3900 yards and exchanged several
volleys at close range. Then his gun
Jammed and lie was obliged to desist.
NINE KILLED IN
Tornado Cuts Swath Mile Wide
and Five MOes Long Wiping
Bodies of Victims Found Hun-
dreds of Yards From Where
BATTLE CONTINUES FIERCELY
ON WENT SIDE OF MEUSE.
by Associated Press.
Parts May 91 The official communlca
tlon tonight says: "On the left bank of the
Metise the battle continued fiercely all day
In the neighborhood or the road from
Ksnes to Haucourt an attack by our troops
permitted us to occupy two German
trenches. A small wood which tbe enemy
occupied May 18 south of hill 987 was
shattered by our artillery.
"Immediately east of hill SOi tbe enemy
delivered an attack which after penetrat-
ing our rirst line trench was driven back.
On the slopes west or Le Mort Homme a
violent oi Tensive by an enemy brigade was
On the right bank or the Meuae the
artillery struggle waa violent.
"In the sector or Douautnont our troops
in a spirited attack captured the Haudre-
mont quarries. We took eighty prisoners
and four machine guns.
German aeroplanes carried out since
yesterday two bombardments in the region
of Dunkirk. About twenty shells ware
dropped last evening killing tour persons
and wounding rtrteen. Today an enemy
squadron dropped about a hundred bombs
BIG AEROPLANE FOR
NEW MEXICO GUARD
By Associated Press.
Denlson Tex. May Si Nine persons ware
killed and 38 Injured at Kemp City Okla.
eight miles east or Denlson which was
wiped out by a tornado which last night
swept a path three-quarters or a mile wide
and rive miles long In the Kemp City sec
tion demolí shed twerva bualneaa houses.
a two-story hotel and sixty residences. " ramstm ui joining uor-
Thls was the second time in recent years
Body of Slav Troopers. After
Adventurous Ride Links With
Army of General Gorringe
Now Encamped on South Bank
of Turkish River in Asia Minor.
ONE MORE INSTANCE OF
CZAR'S SILENT STEALTH
Sudden Appearance of Mounted
Detachment Throws London
War Office Into Speculation as
to. Manner of Accomplishing
By Associated Press.
London. May 91. A rorce or Russian cav
alry has Joined the British army on the Ti
gris in Mesopotamia.
An official communication Issued tonight
concerning the situation along the Tigris
General Lake reports that on tho ttth
the enemy vacated the Bethalessa advanced
position on tbe right hank of the Tigris.
General Corringe following up the enemy
attacked and carried theDuJailam redoubt.
The enemy Is still holding the Sannayyat
position on the left bank or the river.
A force or Russian cavalry haa Joined
General Gorringe after a bold and adven-
The first news or the operations on tbe
Tigris since the rail of Kut-el-Amara sent
today by Lieut con. Sir Percy Lake com-
mander or tbe British forces in Mesopota-
mia although it shows that the Turks are
still holding the sannayyat position on the
left bank of the Tigris where the British
check made Impossible to carry out the ro
ller or General Townaheud brings the wel-
come but astonishing Intelligence that a
body or Russian cavalry after an adven-
that the little town or 300 Inhabitants has
been visited by a tornado.
Eight or the dead were killed In the
town while the other victim a child was
killed In the collapse or Its fathers home.
Just across the lied river In Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cox.
Dr. and Mrs. William Brlnson. "
Chaney Paítele cashier of tbe bank of
M. E. Thomas postmaster.
Mrs. 1. W. Hlrely.
Six year old daughter of Dr.' J. J. Mc
Of tbe 38 persons Injured 36 are real
dents of Kemp City. Two daughters of
Dr. McCullougb were hurt at the time
their younger sister was killed in the Me
Cullough home rive miles east or Denlson.
Most or those Injured Were eaugbt In the
collapse or buildings or wbUe trying to
reach storm cellars shortly after the storm
broke at 9:93 p. in. Saturday.
The bodies or the victims In several
Instances were round hundreds of yarda
rrom where their houses had stood. The
tornado played the usual freakish tricks
of such a storm. The 9-year old child of
Dr. and Mrs. Brlnson who were killed
was hurled 500 feet with flying debris
when the Brlnson residence was destroyed
ana tne ctuia surrerea only minor In-
juries. After tbe storm passed emergency treat-
ment was given the Injured In complete
darkness and with the rain railing in tor-
rente. A special train carrying twelve
physicians rrom Denlson did not reach
Kemp until several hours after the tornado
Speedy Air Craft Gift of Aero
Club of Amenes to Be
By Associated Preaa.
New York. May 91 T lie twin-motor aero
Diane In which Victor Carlstrom flew Sal
urday from Newport Neva to Ults city In
rour hours ano one minute naa oeen
in. uiriii by tbe tero Club of America and
will be presented to the national guard of
New Mexico wnicn is on auiy aiong me
Mexican border according to a statement
made tonlghi at the headquarters of the
Aero club. The machine will be equipped
with a two-pounder aeroplane gun. the
gift or a New London. Conn. company
and an air compass.
The- eot of tbe aeroplane equipped with
two motor or avboraepower each and
capable of making 100 miles as hour with
mx pounds of useful load will be tto.oou.
The Aero club has undertaken to ralee S7.SS0
of this amount and the New Mexico guard
through Colonel Brouaon M. Cutting who
now la in the eUjr. has raised .uu to
apply to the ooet The mareta probably
1U be shipped to tbe border by las seta-
die of this week.
Lieutenant HaJpb Baker of the New Mesico
guard Is now taking a course in aviation
al Los ángeles at las expense of the Aero
lub but It probably w ill take all weeks
longer for ulan to become prortcient and
tne war department will be compelled to
aviator to operate las msrBtns
LIVESTOCK SWEPT AWAY
IN IOWA STORM
By Associated Presa.
Dea Moines Iowa May tl. A tornado
wblch swept across central Iowa late this
afternoon did considerable damage to build
ings but so rar aa baa been learned no
one was I n Jessed. . -
All the outbuildings or the Jasper county
poor rarm near new ion were wrecked and
tbe roor was torn from the main residence
Houses barns and livestock were swept
away by tbe storm st Burrall a mining
town v nines norm or nere. Tne house
or George Forbey a miner was lilted 60
feet In tbe air and carried too yarda down
the hill. The bouse waa wrecked but For
bey escaped Injury.
A beavy rain feu In Dea Moines.
rmge's forces on tbe south bank or toe Tl
gris. How this important Junction was ef-
fected la still unknown and the story will
be awaited with Intense Interest. .Tbe sup-
position la that this detachment Same from
tho regular army which Is threatening
Kbanlkal but It still remains a puxxle where
and how the Russians succeeded in cross
lug the river.
Sudden Appearance of Gorringe.
Their sudden appearance with General
Gorringe also has raised the question
whether the Russians save already cut the
Bagdad railway at Mosul in any case
tbe unexpected appearance or tills body or
cavalry Is as great a surprise as waa tbe
rirst or the Russian troops at Marseilles
and Is another instance or the swift and
stealthy movement of the Russian forces In
Mexicans of Unknown
By Associated Tress.
hsM llesdqusrters. Mexico May 10.
(Via Columbus N. M. May sp Thirteen
men of the Seventh rsvalry were tired
upon yesterday near tbe town or Te-
mosarhic and one was wounded. Tbe
attack Is ssrribed to bandits hiding
about a bridge near the town which
Is a few miles southeast or Madera on
the Mexico Northwestern railroad.
After an exchange or shots the Mexi-
cans fled snd the Americans continued
on their way.
A small group or Mexicans la falling
In behind the Americans as they move
northward always keeping out or sight
but telling the natives that they are
chasing the "gringos" rrom Mexican
soil. These Mexicans stop whenever the
Americans halt and either bide or dis-
arm IT any or General Pershing's men
happen to approach them.
There are two theories to account
Tor the presence of these men In the
rear of the American troops. One la
that they are de facto government
troops trying to give the Impression
that the American northward movement
-la a retreat. The second la that they
are bandits trying to snnoy the Ameri-
cans by sniping. The latter conjecture
Is most ravnred.
This Is the first Intimation ror some
time that American troops were station-
ed so rar to the south. All recent
reports have placed their southern-
most point at amaqulpa whlcb Is a
considerable distance north or Temosa-
chic rrom which it Is separated by s
rsnge or the sierra Madre.
AMUSEMENTS TO BE
M. E. CONFERENCE
Proposition to Be Submitted to
Still Declare Against Card
Playing and Dancing.
Minority Report Asks That Atti-
tude of Church Be Modified
Two Sisters for Whose Alleged
Death Mr. and Mrs. Victor E.
Innea Were Tried in San An-
tonio Texas Said to Be Alive
and Living in Northwest.
ROOPS HURRIED TO RELIEF
LITTLE ARMY CAUGHT IN
GIVES OUT INFORMATION
Declares He Has Evidence Prov-
' ing Assertion That Mysterious
Disappearance of Sisters Has
Been Cleared Up; Innes and
Wife Held at Atlanta Ga.
SWITZERLAND GETS REPORT
r VON J Allows RESIGNATION.
By Associated Press.
Geneva Switzerland. May 21 via Paris
French newspapers ssy that travelers who
have Just arrived in Switzerland rrom Ber-
lin have the impression with resignation or
Clemens Delbrueck and vice chancellor and
minister or Interior will be followed by the
retirement or Uoltlleb von Jagow the for-
eign minister it la reported Prince von
Buelow former chancellor wtU become
SEVERE FIGHTING CONTINUES
BETWEEN ALSTRIA.NS AND ITALIANS.
By Associated Press.
Oeneva via Paris May í I. Reports re-
ceived here from Inucsbrurk are to the
errect that severe righting continues along
the Italian front. The reports say that
1600 Austrian wounded have arrived at
Lalbacb and the Austrian losses since the
beglnlng or the orrenslve are estimated at
8000. The Austrlans are said lo have rrom
eight to ten army corps in the province or
Yl MA COLORADO HITTERS
TO EXTENT OF SlMe.
By Associated Preaa.
Yuma. Colo.. May U-Eetlmates today est
tbe damage caused bjr yesterdays tornado
which struck this town place tbe loas at
approximately 1190000. Many buildings
were completely wrecked. Several persona
wars injured out none seriously.
New Yorkers Thrilled
by Noiseless Battle
By Associated Press.
Raw Yol May St Eight thousand na-
tional guardsmen of New York city organi-
sations mobilised In an hour and a belt
taday to repel aa stuck upon tbe (My
threatened by s theoretical landing forra
el Ulieepshead Bay speedway. Tas sasa
were conveyed to the "battleground" m
privately owned automobiles motor trucks
elevated trains end trolley cars
rue guaranaes in a noiseless astas
Uirilled a lair rruwd of onlookers. The
crash of artillery and rattle of rifle flee
waa forbidden because or she Sunday ob-
servance law. An aviation eablbition cioa
ed the progress
PLOT ON FOOT TO LIBERATE
SULTAN ABDUL HAMIII.
By Associated Preaa.
Oeneva. via Paris May si. -mo i limine a
Constan Unanle correspondent says It Is be
lieved In Constantinople that a plot la on
root to liberate former Sultan Heinld and
that his guards have been greatly In
GERMAN AIR MEN KILL
By Associated Frees.
Parla May St. Georges Bolllot automo-
bile racer and aeronaut baa been killed In
a right with rive German aeroplanes. He
succeeded In bringing down one or tbe
Germen machines before e bullet pierced
M. Bolllot served earlier In the war aa
chauffeur for General Jorrre. He won the
fraud prise or the Automobile club of
France In rait and 1913.
TWO KILLED IN AERIAL
ATTACK ON CAIRO.
By Associated Fresa.
Cairo May tl via London May St. Aa
serial attack off Cairo waa made today
causing tbe death of two persona and the
injury of a number of others.
Two Coalers Bunk.
By Associated Press
Stockholm via London. May tl The
steamers Hebe snd Pera carrying coal
were sunk Saturday night by a submarine
off the southern coast of Cape olaud In
Killed la Ante Smash.
By Associated Frees.
Casper. Wyo.. May tl. Nova Lester ta.
was Instantly killed near i re today and
rive others were Injured when an auto
mobile in whlcb they were riding was
wrecked. All the Injur od were school alu
By Associated Presa.
Saratoga Springs N. Y. May 21 Tbe so
called "worldly amusements" and their re
lation to members or the Methodist Eplsco
pal church probably will overshadow It
Importance the majority or the proposals
to be presented to the general eonrerence
during the fourth week or tbe quadrennial
session which begins tomorrow.
Tbe definite propositions will be sub-
mitted one rrom the majority or the com-
mittee nn the state or the church wblch
favor the retention of the present prohibi
tion against card playing dancing and
theatergoing: and another from the minor
Ity or tbo same committee which wtU ask
that tbe paragraph be eliminated and that
the position or the church as opposea to
those amusements be modified.
The rules of the- church now provide ex-
pulsion aa a penalty ror members who en-
gage In these diversions. It is claimed that
this Is not enforced by any pastor snd that
all previous attempts have always railed..
The advisability or continuing the publi-
cation or all periodicals now Issued under
church auspices will be debated early In
Although the election or bishops hss been
completed missionary bishops ror Arrice
and Malaysia are lo be chosen unless the
conrersnce reverses Its previous decision
not to tend general superintendents to these
Nearly to orriclals or church hoards and
editors or publications also are to be
William J. Bryan rormer serretsry or
stale will speak tomorrow nlgbt at the
New York Dentist to
Go to Trial for the
MurderofJ. E. Peck
By Associated Press.
New York. Mav tl. The trial of Dr.
Arthur Warren Walte tor the murder or bis
wealthy father in law John E. Peck of
Grand Rapids will begin here tomorrow
morning. Among the 115 witnesses who
have been summoned by the prosecution to
testifying against Walls Is bis wife Mrs.
Clara Peck Welte. or Grand liaplds who
baa aued him ror a divorce.
While the defense has made no orriclal
statement as in what It's course will be s
plea or Insanity will be orrercd. Walte
has contended that lie was possessed or
two personalities the evil one or which
impelled him lo lake the Uvea or bis wirea
It Is believed the rirsl two days or the
trial will be consumed in uinpanelliug a
Jury becauaeot the wide publicity which
haa been giran tne rase since it was learn-
ed las saed Jilchlgsu millionaire's death
waa caused by uoieon which his son-tn
Jaw baa confessed administering lo him.
By Associated Press.
Seattle Wash. May 91. Mrs. EIol
Nelms Dennis and her sister. Miss Beatrice
Nelms of Atlanta Oa. ror whose uvvs
terloua dissiipesranre two years ago Mr
and Mrs. victor E. Innes or Eugene Ore.
were tried in San Antonio. Texas were
living in Mattle and Snohomish. SO miles
north or li.-rc until August 1915 according
to Information gathered by Í. . E. Bylllng
enter or police or Snohomish. Bylllng said
tonight he had not positively established
the Identity or the women but he had
strong reasons to believe they were the
missing Neims slstors.
Hire or Saloon Man.
Bylllng said that the evidence ho had
gathered indicated that Mrs. Dennis had
lived here and in Snohomish as Mrs. Patrick
Buckley wife or a rormer Snohomish
saloon keeper. Mr. Buckley's name was
Elolse. iier sister. Beatrice. Bylllng said.
lived in Seattle until August 1015 when
they went to Alaska to Join Buckley who
left Snohomish In October. 1914. He does
not know their present whereabouts.
i lie nucaicys weui m nnonomisn in tne
summer or 1911. Bylllng said and Buckley
conducted a saloon until October or that
year when he sold nut and went to Alaska.
leaving Mrs. Buckley in Snohomish
sister he said lived on Tenth avenue In
Seattle but he did not know the exact ad-
dress nor did he know the neme by which
be was known. Mrs. Buckley he said
had property In Seattle and spent part of
her time there before going north.
Never Mentioned Cese.
Bylllng said Mrs. Buckley with whom he
was acquainted never mentioned the Melius
nor Innls cases In his presence and al-
though she did not say she eamn from At-
lanta she frequently referred to the fact
that she had lived In Georgia. Bylllng
said she Joined Buckley In San Francisco
two years ago. Bylllng described Mrs
Buckley aa a stout woman five feet eight
inches tali to to 35 years or dark com
The names of Patrick Buckley Mrs. Elolse
Buckley Mrs. Elolse Dennis and Miss
Beatrice Nelms do w.l appear In any Seattle
M. J. McOulnness. rormer city attorney or
Snohomish who was attorney for Buckley
said tonight that property held by Mrs
buckler waa held In the name or Mrs. Elolse
Dennis. Mr. McOulnness said ho learned
this when he came to Sesttlo with Buckle;
to transfer the property which she sold be
fore going to Alaska.
TRAP 90 MILES FROM LINE
Indians Said to Be Led by Officers Who Boast They Will
Drive Hated Gringo From Mexi-
General Funston Sends Appeal to Washington for More
Coast Artillery; Militia Prove Disappointment
to Department Commander.
By International .News Service.
Marathon Tevas May 91. Two troops of
the fourteenth cavalry were making
forced march southward today from a point
forty miles below the river to Cerro Blan-
co to reinforce Major Langhorne' a no troop-
ers who were reported beleaguered by
several hundred Yaqul Indians.
This Information was brought here by
motor truck arrivals rrom Boqulllss. the
river supply base. 90 miles south.
According to nice truckmen a courier
arrived at Boquillas yesterday afternoon
With Hie news. Two or Colonel Sibley's
troops whlrh had arrived yesterday after-
noon within rirteen miles or the river on
the march nut of Mexico had turned bark
and galloped southward arter receiving
messages from Major Langhorne TO miles
to the rear.
Tho dispatch hearer from the south said
to havo nisde known the presence or the
Indians around Major Langhorne'a Utile
Up to an early boor tonight no orriclal
communication had Reached army headquar-
ters here rrom Colonel Sibley. The buzzer
wire connecting this (mint with tbe river
was In operation only to McKlnnry Springs
60 miles out snd 30 miles from Boquillas.
Captain Onorgc A. Wleeznrek rstnp rom-
mander was' disinclined to credit the re
port or l.anghorne's peril.
WOMEN WERE NEVER I'ftOVED
DEAD AT BAN ANTONIO TRIAL.
By Associated Press
Atlanta Oa. May tl. Messages to a local
newspaper purporting to ronm from Chief
of Police Bylllng or Snohomish Wash. and
rrom an individual signing his name W. J.
McOulnness. or the same town say that
Mrs. Elolse Nelms Dennis and Beatrice
Nelms sisters who disappeared from their
home here more than two years ago are
alive and living In Alaska. Victor E. nines
and his wire were tried In San .Antonio
Texu on charges of killing the women
but It never was proved tlicy were dead.
Innes snd his wife were freed on that
charge but are In Jail here racing Indlct-
mente alleging larceny rter trust In con-
nection wltb the Nelms' disappearance.
Dillon Says Revolution
Has Inflicted Injury on
Cause of Home Rule Hope
By tsssrlaatifl Press.
London May tl. -John Dillon member or
lbs bouse of commons for Feat Mayo who
recently Utterly denounced the methods of
dealing- with the Irish revolt has sent the
following message to Judge John P. Me
OOfW of the Irish Fellowship club. hi-
Irish insurrection baa inflicted
serious injury to the Irish cause All hope
of securing bourn rule In the nesr future
depends inora then ever oa the uniou of
the Irish race throughout tbe world and
la support Of MM intb m
Summer Cruise Program
for Naval Militia. Is
Arranged by Department
By Associated Press.
Washington May tl. The navy depart-
ment announcement tonight of the program
ror the summer cruise or Washington and
Oregon naval mllllla and the rirst battalion
of California naval mllltls. The oaliror-
nlana will board the battieehip Oregon at
San Francisco July 15 and mv oihaik at
the same place July 89: the Oregon mills
men will start from Portland on the cruiser
Marblehead July 15 ami return; the Wash
Ington Indians will ship nn Hie cruiser
New Orleans at Tacoms June 15 and disem-
bark at Seattle August 5. Psy larnsporta-
tiou and subsistente will be allowed all
officers and men who report on the dates
announced and serve throughout lbs
Opens Headquarters to
Boost for Roosevelt
By Associated Press.
New York. May tl. A committee of he
publicans heeded by Ueorge von L. Mayar
ha opeaed Iteedmwters bare. It was an
uouueed tonight to conduct S campaign
ror the nomination of Theodore Hooaevell
Tbe committee will be en lar sad and will
extend lia s. ti nuca to every state lo order
io bring tugelher aU elements in the party
ror united action says s statement Issued
by the committee.
Tbe membership committee includes Jota
i alien ogden w Read Alexander M. Whita
J. May no SMigbtaud Rob art c Murria.
Previous Reports Confirmed.
However the report bore out information
H? headquarters at San Antonio that 400 Yaqul
Indians. led by officers who boasted that
they would "drive the 'grlngoes' from
Mexican soil." had left Cuatro Ciénegas for
the district-where tho Americans have been
operating cuatro Ciénegas is approximate
ly 150 tnlle from Cerro Blinro where the
advanced American detachments were last
reported to be.
Two troops of the Sixth rivalry will ar
rive here tonight from EI Paao ror patrol
duty In the Big Bend district.
Added strength was given to the story
or Major Langhorne's danger by reliable
information received ho re last night or
the presence or 700 Mexican bandits at
Agua Cate to miles south or the Hlu
in ande at l. ajilas Texas and 05 miles west
or the road over which Colonel Sibley's
men must travel to return to the border.
This information was brought lo Mara
thon late In tbe night by an American
rancher who resides at a point shout 45
miles east of Lajltas. It was given to him
by a Mexican employe who had Just re-
turned from the region where the bandits
Terllugua Again In Danger.
This Mexican Void the rancher that he
bad seen 900 bandits at the Mexican village
or Lajltas on the river opposite the Amer-
ican settlement or the same name. The
bandits declared lo the nativo tint they
Intended to raid the American ranches In
Tbe rich American mining town or Ter
llugua wblch haa to American residents
snd a garrison or 15 or to soldiers Is only
15 miles north of Die river at Lajltas.
Cattlemen who know the country well
said tonight that the bandits at Agua Cala
could easily circle around the San Vicente
mountains and strike the American line or
communication south of the river. It wis
suggested that this force had appeared on
the rianka of the American column
A mule pack train which had been rest-
ing at Boquillas in anticipation or the re-
turn or Colonel Sibley's men was loaded
and sent over tbe river yesterday evening
as aoon as the report or danger reached
Mexleeoa Tear Down Army Wires
cspt. H. L. Evans cuinjuandlng the ignl
corps section on duty south or Msratnon.
arrived here tonight rrom the river with
Ibe information that Mexicans bad torn
down part of the army telegraph line neir
I Werner's ford. One of the to-foot poles
on which tut) wire Is strung was found
broken In three pieces Friday night about
two miles from lieemer s store. Tho wire
iiaetr bad been cut by some sharp instru-
ment. Tbe entire stretch or 90 miles or tele-
graph I unprotected.
Tbe captain confirmed the report that the
Fourteenth csvalrv troopers had turned
bask Into Mexico to search for the Yaquis.
Hli operator at Boquilla wired him tbe in-
formation aa be waa en route to Marathon
Two Troops of Sixth
to Be Rushed South
to Reinforce Sibley
By Associated Press.
Marathon. Texas May 39. (I s m.)
Two troops of the hixth Dnlted Slates
cavalry detrained here early this morn-
ing. Thej will pn south to Boquillas
where they will be in a position tomor-
row to icmn. rro Colonel Sibley's
Major l.anghome. They say. however that
Major Langhorne is prepared to render a
good account or himself in the event that
ho Is attacked by any hostile band In his
return ride to American toil.
With Colonel Sibley commander of the
expedition leading two troops and one
machine run troop or the Eighth cavalry
to l.anghorne's two troopi or the Four-
teenth cavalry the united column will ap-
proximate a total or 350 veterans wblch It
IS said should surrice to combat twtse their
number on the Cnahttlla plans since the at-
tacking column must travel for days from
their base without much food or water
while sihley's second punitive expedition
has been plentifully supplied with susten-
ence supplies and forage since leaving Bo-
quillas to Invade Mexico two weeks ago.
Further. It is aided materially by the addi-
tion of motor trucks and automobile) to ex
pedite its movements in the field.
No further news relating to the two ban-
dit bands reported as being tkaar Lajltas
and Terllugua had reached here up to s
late hour tonlrht. There are some who
profess lo believe that Major Langhorne is
menaced by theae bands and not Yaqul In-
dians as reported.
Captain Evans believes that If communi-
cstlons Is to be maintained with Colonel
Sibley's sub-base at Boquillas the whole
line will have to be patrolled wltb soldiers
"In view of Friday night's occurrence thla
step Is absolutely necessary" added Cap-
LANGHORNE PREPARED TO PIT
UP BTOUT RESISTAN! I
By Aaaoeiated press.
Marathon Texsa May tl -Army officers
bars tonight were investigating report
brought rrom Boquilla by a truck driver
to tbe efTect that Yaqul Indians were lu tbe
rear or Major Oeorge T. l anghome't ca-
airy detachment and in a position to
threaten it Tbe report was without offi-
According- to Hie buck driver who asid
be got bti information from couriers asm
10 ibe border by the eipedltloiiary forcé.
Colonel Sibley who wes leading; tbe ad-
vance out of Medio lias rehaced his ateas
In order U reiurorro Laiigburne.
Several days aso reports crossed tbe bor
der that ' Ysuul had lert cuatro
la tbe direction of Boquillas.
Anay offlrrr Remite Re pert.
While nothing oiriclal regarding I
Htrt that Yoqui indiana threaten
Egafborne's rear lias been made public yet
tbe military authorities bare admit they
svtuo mar be -- "
have tne w o iioauoa. BUI mat it lack. I lor ffimsre Mini aaakut wli iL..
Aaetrtea-' J J Mayhe uugiuauo Ritaert c Murria reiificeUon fiom elitatr Ooluttel sibtey or! TStec u pM lw Tm"
TREVINO ADVANCING NORTH
WITH PLENTY or ARTILLERY.
By lnlerii.it -.nal New Service.
Weahlngtoii May tl. Reports reaching
Washington today from army sources on
tbe border and in Mexico gave a menacing-
Slpect to the Mexican situation. Signifi-
cant developments were reporta of new
bandit raids in the Big Bend country of
Texas north of the Olen Springs district.
Disclosures that Trevlno's army of Car-
ranristas entering northern Mexico Is
heavily equipped with field artillery giv-
ing Ids command an appearance of being
more than an expedition against Villa raid-
ers. Reassuring Forecasts Denied.
Denials by orriclals thst forecasts of
Csrranxa's note Indicate that It will be
rrlendly or contain eoncllletory proposals.
on the contrary there it renewed belief
that Carranza' note will be In the form
of an ultimatum demanding the withdrawal
or American troop.
Ilenorts or trouble In mustering In tho
national guard or border states for patrol
duty and the possibility that court martial
may be necessary against muttnoua guardsmen
i he reports or new border raids In tba
Big Bend district proved the most dis
quieting news of tbe day. The war de
partment expected the Hixtn cavalry to
reach Hie Big Bend country today. It Is
ek ported the entire fores will be sent at
once to tne district between Marfa and
I'raaldlo where the latest raids were re-
ported. Tbe war department haa made no rerer-
ence to (enere! Funaton'a new request
that the defenses of tbe Atlantic and Pa-
cirtc coasts be stripped to provide roaat
artillerymen to tnrreaae tbe Mexican bord-
er patrol. General Punaton desires tbe ar-
tillerymen for use aa Infantry because they
could be made immediately available aa
experience with the Texas. Arliona and
New Mexico national ruard orgauliatlona
baa shown tbe delsy attending ndlius
MUlUaaaea Say run lile Destitute.
Fourteen men In one mllllla company
tiSjay asked the war department to be re-
lieved of duty because their fanuilea wars
destitute. Three companlea and the band
of tbe New'Mexico militia regiment aaked
thai the regulations be amended because
some of their number could not apeak
English. The war department la also con-
sidering Uie advisability of court martial
lag its members or lha Texas guard who
refuaed to respond for duty aa required
under the lack mill tig set.
Apprehension regarding the advance of
Oeneral Trevlno's army waa based on the
fact thai in: hat brought heavy artillery ami
Infantry forrea at well as cavalry In his
army or tu.uuu. lu Ost last fTiiisR not
tbe tinned Steles was taU that only entail
pursue vinas bsntuts. Arms i
rrom me first have taken no stock ui Ut
tew oi to operation
foroea and tbe Carrea
big to ice uf Tr
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