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SIXTEEN AMERICANS TAKEN FROM TRAIN,
STRIPPED AND KILLED BY MEXICANS
El Paso, Jan. 1Z Dispatches to
H. C. Myfes, British diplomatic agent
here, today confirmed Chihuahua re
ports that 16 Amencanmining men
had been taken from train and mur
dered by Mexican bandits, and added
that two British subjects had also
been slin, increasing list of the dead
El Paso, Jan. 12. Precautions
were taken by U. S. troops all along
the Mexican border today to restrain
ranchmen and mining men from
crossing into Mexico to wreak sum
mary vengeance on bandits reported
to hav.e -murdered from 12 to 18
Americans near Chihuahua.
Strict censorship on dispatches
from Chihuahua capital left El Paso
doubtful today as to the exact iden
tity of the bandit leader, but it is
thought he was Gen. Jose E. Rodri
guez, former Villista chieftian.
Bodies of murdered men were be
lieved en route to Juarez today in
custody of Carranzista soldiers.
The Americans, who were en route
to their mining camp in Western
Chihuahua, were taken from the
train about 50 miles from Chihua
hua City, stripped and shot down, ac
cording to meager story of Thos. M.
Holmes of El Paso, believed to be the
Holmes hid in the lavatory of the
train when bandits, said to have
numbered from 250 to 300, stopped
The men were employes of Cusi
huriachic Mining Co., in which Pot
ter and Honore Palmer interests in
Chicago own considerable stock.
They were traveling under protec
tion of Carranzista government in a
territory filled with Carranzista
Holmes reached Chihuahua City
Monday night, stating the bandits at
tacked the train early Monday morn
ing. He said the victims were: C. R.
Watson, Chicago, manager of mine;
W. J. Wallace, Chicago and El Paso;
Alexander H. Hall, Douglas, Ariz.; H.
C. Haase, Miami, Ariz.; W. D. Pierce,
Los Angeles; C. A. Pringle, San
Francisco; Chas. Wadleigh, Bisbee,
Ariz.; Maurice Anderson, J. P. Mc
Coy, T. M. Evans, R. T. McHatton,
G. W. Newman, E. L. Robinson, M. B.
Romero, R. H. Simmons, J. W. Woon,
El Paso; J. Adams, Avery A. Couch.
Rerorts from other sources indi
cated only 12 had been killed. Names
listed in foregoing were those of all
members of American mining party
other than Holmes.
WHO'S BEHIND IT AND WHAT IS
Guessing is good as to who is be
hind the Chicago Motor Bus Co. In
traction circles and among bankers
one story is that the company has
backing of Big Business and its plans
will be the first try-out of what may
prove a revolution in street transpor
Roland R. Conklin, president Chi
cago Motor Bus Co., and Wml Mc
Kinley, lawyer, with Harold B.
Weaver, engineer, are slated to come
before the Lincoln Park board this
afternoon. A signed statement from
them says they want:
1. -Franchise to run motor bus
routes on boulevards from down
town, across Lincoln park and along
Sheridan road to Devon av.
2. The right to pay lumps of cash
to the park board every year, the
money to be used in repair and re
building of pavements worn by the
3. Issuance of $300,000 of bonds
by the park board, these bonds to be
taken up by the bus company and
paid in 25 years.
Nick Cyloty, 601 Taylor, found
dead in room, victim of small gas
heater that consumed all oxygen in
room. Windows were closed.