ARE TO GIVE WILLIE BOY CHASE
Sheriff Ralphs Plans a Hunt For Outlaw that Will Be to a Finish
If the necessary horses can be obtained, Sheriff J. C. Ralphs and Deputy Sheriff George F. Hewins will leave tomorrow at the head of a posse composing between 30 and 40 men for the final campaign against Willie Boy. Yesterday the Board of Supervisors were in closed session for some time with Sheriff Ralphs, when the matter of sending out a well-equipped force against the outlaw was discussed in all its phases, the supervisors, realizing the absolute necessity of disposing of the murderous outlaw as quickly as possible, and with.their endorsement, the sheriff has commenced the preparations.
The main obstacle so far experienced has been in obtaining saddle and pack animals. The horses which are chosen must be accustomed to desert and mountain work and used to being staked out. The sheriff had secured seven acceptable animals up to yesterday afternoon, while others are being
THE PRESENT PLAN.
The plan now is to have one posse, probably headed by the sheriff, leave San Bernardino, and enter the desert country by way of Bear Valley, while Deputy Sheriff George Hewins will take charge of the second posse, and may reach the desert by way of Victorville, while the third crowd will be pushed through the Whitewater, the three posses uniting about the granite peak where Willie Boy ambushed the officers last Thursday.
Yesterday tons of hay, barley
Experience Men Enlisted.
The men who go along will not only be hardened to go long-distance
By the aid of these glasses it is expected that the Indian can be located at a distance, and when the spot is marked out a rain of lead will soon be hissing in that direction, the chances of the outlaw’s dodging being highly improbable, and the disastrous ambush of Thursday will hardly be repeated.
With every man of the party mounted the entire posse will be able to keep up with the trailers. The chase of the last two weeks was handicapped as the foot officers were always left far in the rear.
Chance For Battle.
If Willie Boy has not committed suicide that chance for another battle seems good. Word was received yesterday that he has a can of smokeless powder, lead sufficient to make 600 bullets, and a full outfit for making his bullets and loading the shells, if this is so he can hold out for some time, and make things exceedingly interesting for a time.
But the belief that the outlaw has died at his own hands is strongly held by Indians, they are of the opinion that he was wounded by Segundo Chino, in last Thursday’s brush, and believing himself surrounded committed suicide to escape capture, it is said that an Indian will fight so long as his courage holds out, but this gone he collapses, and it is believed that is what has happened to Willie Boy.May Have Suicided. In the
It Is Now Fight to Finish In Manhunt on the Desert
DEPUTY RECHE HAS A HARD FIGHT
The condition of Deputy Sheriff Carles Reche, who was wounded by Willie Boy, in the brush with the outlaw at Granite peak last Thursday afternoon, is not encouraging
OFFICERS IN SADDLE AGAIN
Rumor Has It that Trailers of Indian Made Quiet Get-Away Last Night
A number of officers left last night for Willie’s Boy’s fortress among the granite peaks near Bullion mountain. The granite peaks near Bullion mountain. The personnel of last night’s cavalcade could not be obtained, but it is stated they expect to reach the anticipated battlegrounds at break of dawn Wednesday, once proceed to locate the outlaw. It is expected the balance of the posse under Sheriff Ralphs will leave this city tonight, guided by Segundo Chino.
Bright and early this morning a posse of 15 mounted officers will leave Banning under Indian Marshal DeCrevecoeur. From Riverside comes the statement that these officers are being pushed to join them and head the posse personally. Sheriff Ralphs and Sheriff Willson will cooperate, and both Riverside and San Bernardino will divide the expense of all expeditions sent out after the outlaw.
Newspaper Men to Front.
A big force of newspaper men secured horsed and outfits at Banning yesterday, and many have gone on in advance of the officers, while some went through last night on the Santa Fe overland to Victorville to leave from there. They expected to get away before daylight. They represent all the large dailies in the country and one or two of the big eastern weeklies and monthlies
TEMPERANCE LESSON IN BLOOD
Willie Boy’s outbreak is a temperance lesson written in blood and agony, according to Indian Marshal Ben DeCrevecoeur. He has made a thorough investigation of the murder of old Mike
The youth is employed on the Gilmore ranch. He and Willie Boy became such firm friends that they slept in the same
Fired With Liquor.
It was Sunday afternoon that the youth’s mother relented, and turned a portion of the liquor to her son, that night Willie Boy became fired with liquor. He slipped off his shoes, and stealthily creeping upon the sleeping family of Mike Boniface, approaching within three feet, and firing into the old Indian’s eye. The latter’s wife grappled with the assailant, but he broke her grip on the
Planned Kidnapping. It is known that for many weeks Willie Boy had planned to kidnap the young squaw, and had been working steadily and saving his money for this purpose, but the officers at Banning do not believe that he plotted the murder of her father, this tragedy having been the result of a brain unhinged by liquor.