Hoping that there might be a chance to save the lives of two men, Mrs. Watts grabbed a bottle of whiskey and a package of bandages and rushed to the point where the two bodies were lying.
Sheriff John Ralphs offered a reward for the capture of the murderer, Willie Boy, dead or alive.
The plan was to have one posse headed by the sheriff enter the desert country by way of Bear Valley. Sheriff Hewins took charge of the 2nd posse.
a specimen of Willie Boy’s cunningness, Instead of killing one of the horses he shot it in the neck, the bullet temporarily paralyzing the horse, a practice which Piutes use in capturing wild horse.
The posse is expected to reach Willie Boy’s lair by night. Sheriff Wilson has spread his men out to pick up straggling Piutes and also to prevent possible poisoning of water holes.
“When news came of the murder to Ben de Crevecouer at dawn he immediately organized a posse and started after Willie-boy. They followed the trail of the murderer and the girl to the Southern Pacific railroad.
Pioneertown, the new "old west" development in the San Bernardino mountains will send a large delegation to Palm Springs tomorrow to take part in the fourth annual Western Week.
They'll come 40 horses, 60 men and three horse-drawn vehicles strong to take part in the big parade.
A three-day carnival commencing with Hallowe'en today will be held in Pioneertown as a benefit for the new school fund.
The county also has two emergency schools one with three teachers between Daggett and Newberry, and a single-teacher at Pioneertown in the Twentynine Palms area. Emergency schools are provided in areas in which the districts already has levied its maximum tax rate, and it spots too far away from established schools.