Foreign News: Yaqui Rampage

While a handful of Mexican bandits were kidnaping the retired Long Island butcher, Joseph Rosenthal (see above), over 3,000 Mexican Yaqui Indians were doing their best to kidnap that doughty one-armed warrior, General Alvarp Obregon, onetime (1920-24) President of Mexico.

The General, himself more than half a Yaqui, was en route from Hermosillo, capital of the State of Sonora, to Cajeme, his ranch stronghold. Prudent, he had obtained from Governor Alejo Bay of Sonora a guard of 150 soldiers for his private* train.

Near Vicam, Sonora, the Yaqui, 2,000 strong, besieged the train at...

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