File No. 812.00/14324.


Am reliably informed Governor Maytorena has appointed collector of customs for Naco, Sonora, named G. Breton, and that Breton occupied Naco yesterday with fifteen employees of customs and municipal services, and that thirty additional employees arrived to [Page 792] day from Douglas. Occupation is apparently by civil authorities only. Dead are being buried and town cleaned up. Southern Pacific gateway of Mexico announces resumption of train service between Naco and Cananea on February 2. General Elias Calles telegraphs me from Aguaprieta today protesting against railway company’s activity in assisting Maytorenistas to reoccupy Naco in violation of neutrality agreement as signed with General Scott. It is believed Calles will attempt destroy railroad if traffic resumed.