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iiritou is KxuuU'd by Kebfis at
I Juarez?Aii^rry Ketfugees Hold
' .Mass Meeting.
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 20.?A storm
of indignation broke today along the
bcrder when it became known thai
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t iect and wealthy land holder in
Mexico, had been executed by rebels
in Juarez after he had made a protest
to Gen, Francisco Villa about
alleged depredations of the constitutionalists.
. A mass meeting was arranged and
resolutions were adopted censuring
^Uhe State department at Washington
its alleged suppression of the
A consular report of the Benton case
B and calling on congress to demand
Mr from the department of State a full
r record of alleged crimes and outrages
against foreigners in Mexico.
Hold 3Iass Meeting.
The meeting came as tne cnmax
of a day of excitement caused by tne
lic^vs of the death of Benton. The
meeiing was first calied for Cleveland
square but Mayor Kelley, iji a
^ letted to Geo:ge Curry, former governor
of New Mexico, asked him to
II, as he regarded an open
BPtneeting as dangerous. The mayor
said he would suppress any attempt
to hold the meeting in the open. A
theatre was rented and messengers
turned the crowd from Cleveland
square to the building.
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Jtrormer uovemor uurry was uc
principal speaker. He was named a
committee of one at an impomptu
indignation meeting in -the lobby of
the Hotel Sheldon, to investigate the
killing of Benton, but his investigation
developed nothing not pre?*iouslv
* Mr. Curry first **ent to Thomas D.
Edwards, United Stages consul at
"Mr. Consul," he said "the people
of El Paso and foreign refugees
from Mexico are in a feverish state
because of the murder of William
Benton. They have been unable to
learn details of the crime and have
, asked me to seek information. Any
> light you can shed on the subject
would be appreciated."
"I have telegraphed the secertary
of State that Benton's death has
1 been officially reported to me" replied
the consul. "Such othe: . -tai-s
1 have forwarded to Wash! w
ton by mail. Gen. Villa said he did
not care to talk of the case to the
press or public, but gave nie the in%
forms,tion for Mrs. Benton, the
widow, and the Slate department,
ft They are at liberty to talk, but 1
promised the general I would remain
May Be Misleading.
' Asked as to his use of me p&rase
"officially lepcrted dead" and if he
personally thought the official report
by Villa might, have been misieadring,
the consu" said that inasmuch
as the rebels have been sending Chil
fcnahna prisoners- tn Juarez, and
> ^ Juarez prisoners to Chihui-iua, ne had
_v a faint i^ope tnat Villa might, for his
own reason, have misied him. This
.morning the consul watched the train
bearing Villa and his staff and about
20 others 'hoping to catch sight of
Benton, but had seen none but Mexicans.
Ben-ton disappeared Tuesday.
1^, Mr. Edwards made his first inquiry
of Villa yesterday on receipt of iflctrur'tinn-c
frnn irv Rrvan TL-hn
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made the in oocfioab.Vgos
made the request at the instance of
the British ambassador, Sir Cecil
"Mr. Edwards/' Villa is reported
as saying "Mr. Benton is dead. You
are an official of the American go/Hr
ernment and I give you this at> o*ii
cially your due. I have made denials
to other inquiries, as this is not a
Bk mattpr for nnhlir* T+ fr\v t>io
r information of the widow and of the
What else passed between them
. Mr. Edwards would not say.
The consul telegraphed the bare
announcement to Washington last
^^night and the news reached El Paeo
through a press dispatch when Secretary
Bryan made the information
^ Washdington, Feb. 20.?A stumbling
^ Mexican situation was brought quicklv
trv a Tkfvint nf iritoneo irrforaof
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by the flash of a message saying William
S. Benton, a British subject, had
been killed in Juarez by order ol Gen.
Francisco Villa, the constitutionalist
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. British amrbassador,
conferred with Secretary
Bryan about it. President Wilson and
his cabinet discussed it briefly and
the State department ordered a thornnerh
in vpsti^ntifvn hv pnncnlar ron.
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I resentatives on the border.
In this case, for the first time Bince
the present revolution, began a year
ago, the general warning from the
United States government to Mexie*
' protect foreigners \ve::t unheeded Iii
there is every e\idenc?: lo i; y
sIioa hat both the British ambas.-ador t:m
and the State department were advis- a..d
j ed too late of Bc-nton's impending late pro
to intercede specifically for him. Tne j
news shocked officials generally, who 7
had come to believe that Gen. jlra;
Villa fully realized the position of the Von
^ iwokI/.iiii irnvnTi'iflnt i r> T*rJ ffi
A lilt. 1 IV-(111 *** a ?.V^ clict
t'-.ie protection of foreigners in Mex- c0ll
ico, particularly in the north of that Whi
j country. "I haven't sufficient facts
| on which to base an opinion," said
Secretary Bryan today. "Until I arri
| have, the department will express no to
| opinion.'' ! Cap
| BRYAN ORDERS PROBE I def?
OF BENTON KILLING no
Directs Far Reaching Investigation of ^
Execution of Briton.?Causes
fT?An .inAK.i ?>1 Oil*/tlnn
I in cuair tiuirs,
Washington, Feb. 21.?Secretary caij
j Bryan lias ordered a far reaching in- an
vestigation of the killing of William
IS. Benton, tie British subject a: .
'Juarez. He announced today tnat unI
1 til all facts in the case had been gathais
' ered from all available sources, no .
'opinion would be expressed by tne ,
(State department. All information
! received will be transmitted to the ,
; British government.
i Explanations made by Ge;i. Villa to ^a(j
! Thomas D. Edwards and Geo- go C. infc
| Carrothers, the American consular tr0(
j representative at Juarez, together
| with the courtmartial record are to aza
be supplemented by further informa- tjor
tion. Instructions went forth to
American Consul Letcher at Chihuahua
to get additional data from Villa
j and it is understood that inquiryj
through independent sources will be i<ju
carried on at Juarez. Mr. Carrothersj
h c-msular agent at Torreon, ternpor
! arily assisting Mr. Edwards.
Advices received by the State de- \
t.a tment up to late today giving sen
Villa's reason of the affair, were that gen
Benton was armed, had personally sis:
quarreled with Villa, had been dis- j sho
I armed, tried by courtmartial and ex-! ^
I ec.u:ed on the charge of attempting pa(
,he life of Villa. i r
Villa's explanation, as telegraphed
by him today to the constitutionalist Vai
agency here, was unofficially ex- Tli<
hibiied to State department officials | lin^
a:d though read with interest whi
brought no comment. Army officers ! in
iook pa'ticular interest in the refer- j the
en.ce to Benton as an "armed prowler" j to
and as suca not entitled to the pro-: ves
lection of the rules of war. "The! aiic
armed Drowler" described in "order- ker
Xo. 100" cf the American army is ! ter<
essentially a guerilla, they explained, ; vol
if caught within military ilnes with J fro:
arms, either engaged in the wanton l nai
destruction of property or as part ofI sist
an invading force. > j mo:
Might be Justified. 1
It generally was * admitted that if thr
Benton made a murderous assault on j the
> ilia with a weapoj he might have ; ped
been subject to the death penalty; but: me:
on that point evidence is wanting and j rob
army omcers are reserving judgment, j sno
Unless there are other instructions j j
l om the foreign office the British em- , ste
bassy here will make no further move j shc
pending the outcome of the investiga- j anc
tion which the State department has sea
undertaken. It is understood that or
Ambassador Spring Rice has empha- 0f
sized the unofficial character of the uit
reports that have ben made to the ^
State department thus far. The action
cf the State department directing ' ^
consuls to extend to British in 'Mexico 1 pur
the same degree of protection as is ed
given Americans has been regarded
as an act of courtesy for which the j a s
British government was duly grateful, j (jlK
For this reason, it is said, there is | fr0
no #asis for the expectation that any j ^
i demar.d will be made cn the United
States government to obtain repara-1
tion for the killing of Benton and ".
determination of the proper course to (
be pursued towards Villa consequently | j
is to be left entirely to State depart- i
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TRIAL OF BEXTON |Ian
Conrtmartial Record Published in El
Paso.?Given Eyery Pr(
El Paso, Feb. 21.?The record of ^
the eourtmartial of Willam S. Benton,
made public at Juarez today, as- w0]
serts that the Scotchman was pres-:
ent, that he was represented by a warebel
officer as attorney and was j ^0lJ
permitted to testify, and that the ses- ^ec
Bion was public. He was executed for Ihai]
attempted armed violence against Gen.
Villa, declares the record, and was
found guilty of giving aid and com- nad
fort to the enemy by giving them
cattle and forage and by giving them
information. ! I
Benton's friends on this side of the tlcs
Rio Grande received the report with tan
sneers. The pointed to the knowl- nes
edge of many years that he guarded a h
against possible serious results of his ^
!: spirit and io;::per !?; * earry- a
p!s!i 1. They dorifi? statements
t Lemon was allovve.l t.) -rstiiy
say t.iat the proceedings wr,re
bablv of the drumhead nature.
he statement declares mat an ex:rdinarv
council of war was coned
at 4:1", o'clock last Tuesday
irnoon by Col. Fidel Avila. The
ncil convened a courtmartial, of
ch Maj. James Rodriguez-was preslt
assistea by four other judges,
rhe accused," the report says, "was
aigned, and having been advised
name some one to defend .:im,
it. Maria..d Tamez was designated
this purpose, and was warned to
?nd Benton loyally.'" There was
further mention of any activity on
part of the captain.
fitnesses against Benton were
i. Banda and Adries Farias. It
s not appear that Villa testified,
ida and Earias swore that Benton
ed on Villa Tuesday afternoon "at
he witnesses were wi:h Vill? at
time, Eenton, they said, made
iphiint of rebel depredations on
iancii, iii the S:ate of Chihuahua,
asked permission to return to it.
a re'piled tliac it was ?.or desired
t Benton should return tc; Mexico,
liuse ne was well known as a symhizer
with Huerta "to whom he
given he^p in many ways: giving
>rmation of the movement of our
Dps; having intimate relations with
4 red flag' cheifs (CKozco and Salr)
and considering the const itutalists
as rebels and band:ts."
SLST BANDITS, ( j
MEX ARE KILLED
ee Passengers Are Sliot to Death.
?Battle On the I
Yashingtoa, Feb. 20.?Three pas- j
gers on a Great Northern nasi
ger train bound for Vancouver re- j
ed three bandits tonight and were j
t to death.
"nomas B. Wadsworth, a Canadian
;ific conductor of Vancouver, B. C.,!
L. Lee, cf Bremerton, and M. B. |'
Elhoes, a traveling salesman of j
icouver, B. C., were the men killed. I
3 bandits boarded the train at Bur- \
?ton, a few miles south of the place !
ere they attacked the jvissengers j
tne aay coacnes. i ney roae in j
smoking car until they were ready j
act. They then went into the
tibule between the smoking car
I the day coach and threw handchiefs
about their faces and ened
the day coach with drawn re- j
vers. :Most of the passengers con- j
ated by the bandits threw up their |
ids but four men attempted to reThree
of these were felled al
'wo of the men had gone on
ough the day coach. One stood at
rear door while a second 6tep[
into the vestibule. As the three
q grappled with one bandit, ttoe
iber at the end of the car began
-oting into the ceiling lighte.
'he robber fighting the three men
pped back and quickly fired ten
its. Lee was not killed outright
i triprl tn frawl hphinri frhp rpnr
t. The bandit kept firing and five
six shots entered Lee's back. None
the shots fired by the other bandit
'he robber who shot the men turnback
to the front of coach. As he
;sed along, several women held j
ses out in the aisles. He gatherup
several and ran. The bandits
: the train together as it came to
top from a signal given by the con
;ior wno naa neara ine snooting)
in anot'her coach.
'esses were formed he''e hurriedly
1 a special train was sent to the
ne, hut on account of the wildness '1
surrounding country little hope is i'
d out for the capture of the out(
i is believed they may have taken
oat and gone to the San Juan is
d, on the edge of Bellingham bay. J
DR. DICK GETS A PITCHER
ksnted by Members of Ways and \
k>lumbia, Feb. 20.?As an evidence 1
their appreciation of the earnest
'k he has done in the preparation of
appropriation bill, members of the
rs and means committee of the
ise tonight presented Chairman t
>rge W. Dick, of Sumter, with a 1
idsome silver pitcher. The speech
presentation was delivered by Mr.
iler, of Newberry, while the house I
[ constituted itself a committee of j
whole, and Dr. Dick delivered a j t
ling response. ! \
>r. Dick's devotion to the trying du- i
r*f hie nrvciHrm fho mncf imnnr. i ?
XAU |/vw?iw*v/ii UJL*Vy UiV/OV 1U1 yj\jx - j t
office of the house?his willing- J1
s to hear every person who wished 1*
earing on any item of the bill, and jt
courtesy to each of its membtra,7
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known farmer living near
'*'1 had occasion to call <
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your exchange. My mothei
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"We would not be witho
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Our free booklet tells ho^
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presentation speech. "We all honor hold
md love him. Not once since he has
Deen in this house has he shirked any
luty devolving upon him," said Mr.
Dr. Dick was taKen unawares, but re- 0f ^
sponded in well chosen terms to the ceas<
iribute paid him by the members of imm<
lis committee. He thanked the house pers<
:or its evident confidence in the com- estat
nittee, as shown by its passage of the to th
ippropriation bill without reducing a j ment
single item. He spoke in terms of j
praise of .the work of sub-committees, |
ivho, he said, had greatly aided the \
;vork of the larger body in preparing ;
The house cheered all reference to j
he ability of the chairman of the j jmmm
vays and means committee. 11
>aurensville Herald. ' R?
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y ^atroi tneir territory mey uecutue j
he dread of evil doers. Like ocnool
eachers, they cannot be judged by ho'*' j I
nany they punish but by the be-|V*
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ieir telephone service % 0
J. W. Harris, a wellChoccolocco,
out doctor not two *
ras connected with lap
, who is very old, nee
[ broke her arm, and twi
at my house before
iidence, as he has aa
ut our telephone for
tciate the assistance
v you may have tele- me^
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ESTATE NOTICE. }
I persons indebted to the estate j bal
rs. Elizabeth Frances Blease, de- fou
;d, are notified to make settlement
sdiately with the undersigned. All
)ns holding claims against said ?
e will present same, duly verified, ST.
e undersigned for immediate pay- c
Bertha Blease Eison, J
Cannon G. Blease, ma
Bugene S. Blease, of Executors.
BILE If.Tff "*
v ? uismieuiam. ana
lease that dammed-up Bile and most
your ills are relieved. Mollycoddle C.,
xatives do not touch the LIVER. ..
dophyllin (May Apple Root) does.
DoLnx is Podophyllin with ths flips ; foT(
(en out. .
Then Try ha7
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LODGD DiiiLlibKS. ?
^ vi ; & <i> \y s/ <5> 4> <$> <^
ev\i>?'i\ Caiup, ;\u. u4Z. W. 0. W.,
L-* e.veiy second aud fourth \V Aiay
uigbt iu Kleiiiier * 'lafl, ai i
inasfei Lodge, >o. 20, I. 0. 0. F.
Lilaski Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. F..
ts every Friday night at 8 o'clook
West End Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
Jas. L. Aull,
swberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
ts every second and fourth Monnight
in Klettner's hall, at 8
I. 0. Burton,
* mity lodge, So. 8", A. F. M.
mify Lodge. No. 87, A. F. M., meet*
T first Monday night at 7.30 o'clock
Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren
H. B. Wells,
W. K&rhardt, W? M.
Wodmen of the World,
aple Camp, No. 437, W. 0.
ts every first and third Wednetevening
at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting
Jiren are corially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
L Derrick, Clerk.
ergell Tribe, 5o. 24, I. 0. B. IL
ergeH Tribe, No. 24, Improved Or-*
Red Men, meets every Thursday
lit at 8 o'clock in Klettners Halt
W. G. Peterson,
xlettr /r, Sachem.
Ohief of Records. \
Omaha Tribe, L 0. R. 3L
>maha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R.
>sperilty, S. C., meets ?very first and
d Friday night at 8o'clock in Malt
hall. Visiting brethren are welle.
G. H. Dominick,
>rof. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
tfpprhpp Pmin*fl. >im. 4. 1). nff P. I
o. b. jr.
'ateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P*
eta every other Tuesday night at I
lock p. m., in Klettner'e Hall.
Signet Chapter, New 18, R. A. 5L
Hgnet Chapter, No. 18. R. A. M.,
etg every second Monday night at
'clock in Masonic Hall.
P. J0hE30n, R H. P.
Lacota Tribe, I. 0. R. M.
.acota tribd, No. 79, I. 0. R M., Jaa,
S. C., meeting every ether Wedday
night at S o'clock in Summear
1. Visiting brethren are welcome.
T. C. Dobbin 8,
Wm. Folk, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
iwberry Commandery, Ko. 6, IL T.
lew berry Commandery, No. K.
ats pverv third Monday nitrht at S
look in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
P. Johnson, B. C.
Willow Camp, Jfo. 694, W. 0. W,
billow Camp, No. 694, W. 0. W.,
Bts everj second and fourth Tuee'
nights in each month at West End
m T? VjVU.
1. a. .oiutei,
'almetto Camp, No. 694, Boys of
odcraft, meets at Odd Fellow's
1, West End, every second and
rth Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
G. W. Harrison.
a mT* /NT* ?/NTTr*T7 ri 1 TJ AT T\7 A
A i J*4 u* isu u x rx
JOUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
C. C. Schumpert, Esquire, Probata
Whereas, Mrs. H. C. Bouknight hatb
de suit to me, to grant her Letters
Administration of tfhe Estate of and
sets of 'Mrs. Jane A. Montgomery.
Tiese are therefore to cite and adnish
all and singular the kindred
[ creditors of the said Mrs. Jane A.
ntgomery, deceased, that they be
[ appear before me, in the Court
Probate, to be held at Newberry, S.
on February, 19th next after pubtion
therof, at 11 o'clock in the
moon, to show cause, if any they
e, why the said administration
uld not be granted.
iven under my hand, tfcis 5th day
February, Anon Domini, 1914.
C. C. Schumpert,
J. P. N. 0.