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MORE AMERICANS KILLED IN MEXICO GEN.
CARRANZA SENDS TROOPS AFTER BANDITS
EI Paso, Texas., Jan. 13. Twelve
more Americans, including two wom
en, are reported to hae-been mur-.
dered by Mexican bandits. Madera,
Chihauhau. was the scene of this
Chihuahua, Jan. 13 (Delayed).
Gen-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 were ordered to show no mercy
to the murderers.
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 13. Excite
ment in El Paso was raised to feyer
heat today when special train bear
ing "bodies of Americans massacred
by Villista soldier s 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 mob in event of an attack.
To guard against violence on lead
ing Mexicans, Gen. Manuel Banda'
and twelve other prominent former
Villista ofllcers were thrown into jail
here today on vagrancy charges.
Gen. Manuel M. Medinaveitia, for
merly chief of staff to Villa, was
jailed on a murder charge in con
nection with the execution of Peter
Keene, an American ranchman at
Rubio, Chihuahua, recently.
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 sugegstions.
President Wilson is not heeding in
flammatory suggestions of armed in
tervention. There is no change in
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.
Pres. Wilson stands squarely be
hind Sec'y of State Lansing in his
statement that Americans who en
tered Mexico in the face of warnings
from this government did so at their
While Gen. Carranza has been
urged to- endeavor to round up the
bandits responsible for the murder
of American and British citizens in
Chihuahua and punish them, it was
made plain at the white house today
that the president has not deviated in
the least from his policy as regards
MAYOR TO KEEP TAB ON CRIMES
Mayor Thompson is having in
stalled in his office a police card in
dex system upon which will be daily
reported the crimes committed on
every police beat in the city.
In the- past, precinct records have
been kept at the chief's office, but
never before have beat records been
attempted, and never befor have re
ports been made to .the mayor's
When 50 fellows from poolroom
went to Pulton Fisheries, Fulton and
Union, to beat up man they did not
like, riot alarm was turned in for po
lice. Innocent bystander only per