File No. 812.00/14248.

Vice Consul Silliman to the Secretary of State.


The late Provisional President [Gutierrez] left Pachuca yesterday taking a northerly direction. He has with him several thousand well armed men but no considerable ammunition. He issued a manifesto enumerating and denouncing various acts of Villa and removing him from his position as commander in chief; also he removed Carranza and Zapata and called on the various chiefs to support him.