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1 BRITON SHOT.

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1 BRITON SHOT. Q MURDERED IN MEXICO. REBEC GENERAL'S MAD ACTION. A ferment has broken out In the! United States owing to the murder of ft British subject in Mexico. Owwal ViHa, a leader of the rebels egair.st Cenera! Huerta, the Dictator of Mexico, either Nmsel? shot or caused to be shot Mr. W. S. Benton, a wealthy British ranch and mine owner in the rebel district of Chihuahua. The rebels had looted the ranch. Mr. Benton, a blunL, fearless man, went armed in self-defence" to tell Villa what I he thought of him." He was imprisoned, and despite or before protest from the British Ambassador in Washington was I murdered. Mr. W. 8. Benton is the brother of Sir, John Benton, late head of the Indian, Irrigation Department. He had been for 1 many years m Mexico, and owned very large silver mines a.t inde, about J.00 I miles west of Torreon. He was a man of considerable wealth. I Mr. Benton was about sixty years old. He was well known in London: His son is in the Army. The Foreign Office stated last evening I that they were without information of j the crime. WIDOW'S TELEGRAM. I Pathetic Request to British Ambassador. Washington, Frida-Y.-The murder of Mr. Benton is regarded here as the worwt, tow President Wilson's wat.ob.ing wait^a policy (refusal to intervene) has yet had,, The first news was received by Mr. Bryan, who was asjitri yestcriij Ambassador to investigate. Mr. -Ba ent+on e( fate. The request was made owing 00 a pathetic telegram from Mrs. Benton. The Ambassa dor immediately went to tlle atate, Department- llv. Bryan said that the affair should be thoroughly investigated, but DISOWNED RESPONSIBILITY FUB VILLA. Not long ago, wheza asked by a board of officers what he wouHI. do if Mr. O'Shaugh- j nessy or Mr. Lind (the United States envoys in Mexioo) were assassinated, Mr Bryan threw up his handa and &aid Y?u may ee&roh me" [i.e.. "Blest if I know"]. Probably he said the same sort of thing to <?e Ambaaeador thifc morning, say the officials. After bA saw Sir Cecil Sprin: Bice. Mr. Bryan went to the Cabinet meeting to dis- ouib the matter. The President is understood to have in- formed the Cabinet that he did not con- sider that, grave as Mr. Benton's murder was, anything else could be done than to continue to pray for Huerta's downfall and urge ") Villa, not to oonxprcBiiae.—?" DoAly XaiL") STORM OF INDIGNATION. J Two Other Englishmen Reported I Missing. EJ Paeo, Saturd,ay.-A storm of indigna- tion has been aroused on the border by the execution of Mr. Benton. He desired to bring cattle to the United States, and sought General Villa's permission, whidh was refused. A quarrel ensued, finally leading to Mr. Benton's execution. Two other Englishmen, who went in search of Mr. Benton, are miwlng.- CSeuter.) INTERVENTION P Mexioo City, Saturday.-The Government irupporters fear that Britain will foroe the United States to take acion, which might easily become iptervention.-(Re-utoor.) —

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