File No. 312.93/139

Consul Letcher to the Secretary of State


On February 25, 10 p.m., Carranza soldiers commanded by Gen. Luis Gutierréz at Jimenez, en route Chihuahua, attacked hotel of Charley Chee, a Chinaman, and robbed guests, beating G. M. Henderson, an American, and imprisoning all till following morning, when Chee was executed. Chee one of best known Chinamen in State and proprietor leading hotel at Jimenez. Henderson who is manager of an important mine at Guanacevi, was threatened with execution and two other Americans maltreated.