File No. 812.00/461.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The opinion quoted from the telegram of the commanding general is erroneous. The real point of danger is on the border, because if the revolutionists should gain a substantial victory there it would greatly endanger the Mexican Government, as it would release expression of the general dissatisfaction, which needs very little encouragement at best.

The Government complains bitterly of the Associated Press representatives on the border.

Revolutionists are crossing to Mexico from Texas and Arizona, and the consul at Chihuahua reports one American killed and one injured at Parral, where fighting continues. A thousand troops have been sent, and situation probably improving. A complete but armed peace, especially in the principal towns of central and southern Mexico.