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STATEMENT SENT TO DOWNING STREET.

(Received February 23, 8.40 a.m.) . WASHINGTON, February 22. Mr Bryan has been informed, through the American Consul at Jaurez, that Villa's version of the Benton execution is, in effect, that Benton threatened Villa's life, and was eourt-martialled and shot on a charge of attempted assassination I- A full statement of the case has been transmitted to Downing Street.

Benton's friends ridicule the idea of any trial having been accorded him. He alwajvi spoke openly, and boasted that he never carried arms in Mexico. 1

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STATEMENT SENT TO DOWNING STREET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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STATEMENT SENT TO DOWNING STREET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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