File No. 811.0144/7.
Consul Garrett to the Secretary of State.
Nuevo Laredo , January 27, 1914, 9 p.m.
Demand delivered at six o’clock this evening and General Quintana replied that he has already reported the arrest of Cantú to General Téllez, Chief of Division at Monterey, who is his superior officer, and is unable to accede to demands without orders from him. There is no doubt about Cantu being enticed to middle of bridge and kidnapped on American side of boundary and forced to cross boundary. Department should press demand through Embassy.