FOE ALLEGED PLOT AGAINST VILLA. ACTION DESCRIBED AS WANTON MURDER. (Received February 21, 11.15 a.m.) NEW YORK, February 20. The American Consul at Juarez announces that Benton was executed at El Paso. He was accused of plotting against General Villa's life, and was court-martialled and led before, a firing squad, without 'the slightest opportunity of appealing to his own countrymen for aid. There is great public .indignation at El Paso, Americans characterising Villa's action as wanton murder. A 'mass meeting of protest has been called < WASHINGTON, February 20. j Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador, has placed details before Mr Bryan of Benton's execution in Mexico, and Mr Bryan has wired for further information in order-that an investigation may be made* „
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914
BENTON EXECUTED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914
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