File No. 812.63/58.

Special Agent Carothers to the Secretary of State .


Regarding application of new mining law, General Villa says that the law will not be enforced until he is in a position to give guaranties and transportation to the industry; that the clause calling for working each five claims will not be enforced where impracticable; that immediately after the next battle with Obregon he will take up matter of modification of the law; and he told me to say to the Department that there will be no international trouble over this law.