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THE MURDER OF BENTON.

INTENSE EXCITEMENT IN TEXAS

GOVERNMENT'S POLICY CONDEMNED.

(Per Press Aosociation—Copyright). NEW YORK, February 21. At El Paso, Texas, the police prevented -an open-air meeting to protest against Benton's execution, Residents met at the theatre and condemned the American* Government's bad management of Mexican affairs. A hundred Mexican refugees joined in the protest. Speakers accused the United States of being guilty of aiding lawless elements through a vacillating policy. Benton?.s maternal grandfather participated in the Light Brigade charge at-Balaclava:' Other relatives are officers in the British Army, The whole of Texas is morked into intense excitement, as Benton was popular throughout the Southern States. He was known as a v.cry brave man. < t ■ His wife,, who is a Mexican lady, is prostrated with grief. She declared that ] Benton never carried;a: revolver, and that he did not .participate in any Mexican plots.

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THE MURDER OF BENTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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THE MURDER OF BENTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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