File No. 312.93/81.

Consul Simpich to the Secretary of State.


Chinese colony of Nacozari, Sonora, complain by telegraph through American consular agent, Cananea, that Yaqui soldiers of Villa’s Army, Maytorena’s division, commanded by Yaqui General Urvalejo, looted entire Chinese settlement at Nacozari, taking stocks of merchandise, food, clothing, furniture, and also stripped Chinese of clothing on their backs; that Chinese now dependent on charity of Americans at Nacozari. Chinese request their Embassy Washington be notified. Chinese request me ask Maytorena protect them, they fearing repetition Torreon affair,9 also request Maytorena issue them provisions they being threatened starvation.