Chargé McCreery to the Secretary of State.

No. 143.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose an article from the Daily Record relative to the arrival at this city, under guard, of a band of Yaqui Indians en route to the Yucatan peninsula.

During the past three years the Mexican Government has transported to Yucatan and Quintana Roo many Indians who had taken part in or abetted Yaqui depredations in Sonora.

I have, etc.,

Fenton R. McCreery..

Clipping from the Daily Record, City of Mexico, November 29, 1905.

All warlike Yaquis are shot wherever captured, but those who are merely sympathizers are being deported, family by family, as fast as the troops can round them up. In this way it is hoped that the warriors may be starved into submission. Some of these families go to Yucatan to work on plantations; others go to Sinaloa, where the Redo estate is colonizing to [Page 649] work them on their sugar plantation on the Redo peninsula, while others are being used in convict gangs in public improvements for Sonora.

The government is disposed to act fairly by those who will become peaceable colonists and is giving them farming implements, animals, and poultry in Sinaloa. Those who will not be colonized are sent to Yucatan, where the rigors of the climate frequently end their lives.