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CARRANZA LEADER SENDS 500
TROOPS AFTER BANDITS
El Paso, Texas., Jan. 13. Twelve
more Americans, including two wom
en, are reported to have, been mur
dered by Mexican bandits."HVIadera,
Chihauhau, was the scene of this
Chihuahua, Jan. 13 (Delayed).
Ge'n. Jacinto S. Trevino, commander-in-chief
of Carranza troops here,
yesterday sent 500 men in pursuit of
bandits who massacred 16 American
citizens 35 miles from Chihuahua.
They weer ordered to show no mercy
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 13. Excite
ment in El Paso was raised to fever
heat today when special train bear
ing bodies of Americans massacred
by Villista soldiers reached Juarez.
At same time reports were re
ceived that Bart Kramer, son of a
rancher in Chihuahua, had been
A mob of enraged mining men
sought to find Gen. Jose Ynez Sala
zar, former Mexican army leader,
who was staying at an El Paso ho
tel, but who evidently was smuggled
out of the city. Police and deputies
surrounded the hotel early today to
fight off moh in event of an attack.
Washington, Jan. 13. Carranza's
government in Mexico was on trial
today, facing its first crucial test.
Upon its ability or inability to punish
murderers of 19 foreigners wanton
ly massacred at Santa Ysabel de
pended future course of the U. S.
President and state department
awaited word from Carranza regard
ing steps being taken to capture the
"perpetrators of the dastardly
crime." There was every indication
Carranza would seek to satisfy this
government. Caranza legation here
has assured full compliance with
Sec'y Lansing's sugegsflons.
President Wilson is not heeding in- I
flammatory suggestions of armed in- j
tervention. There is no change in J
his policy to rely upon Carranza
government for satisfaction.
Intervention 'remains as last emer
gency recourse if conditions become
decidedly worse and Carranza's im
potence conclusively demonstrated.
WAS VILLA'S FEELING AGAINST
WATSON CAUSE OF MURDERS?
New York, Jan. 13. Gen. Villa's
personal animosity against C. R.
Watson, whom he believed to have
interfered with his ambition to be
recognized, by U. S. as provisional
president of Mexico, is said by s"bme
of the mining men here to have been
the driving motive of the Chihuahua
tragedy murder of 16 Americans
taken off a train by Villa adherents
and lined up and shot. Watson was
among the number.
Mr. Watson? as chairman of group
of operators, most of whom are clas
sified as independents, was aggres
sive and able. He had much to do
with relations of group to Mexican
rulers. In varying fortunes of the
leaders he became well known to
Story goes that at the time Gen.
Hugh L. Scott was holding parleys
with Villa in the middle of bridges
Villa expected full recognition. It
wns his custom to boast that certain
pledges had been made to him by
Gen. Scott When U. S. recognized
Carranza rage of Villa knew no
bounds and it is currently reported
that among the objects of his hatred
waf Watson. Villa, it is said, got
the impression that Watson had un
dermined him with American au
thorities. Resentment against U. S.
and its citizens flamed high and cir
cumstances were aggravated by re
cent efforts, in which Mr. Watson
was director, for opening up mines.
Washington. 2 pronounced earth
quake shocks recorded early today on
Estimated disturbance 2,700 miles