File No. 312.11/6914.

Acting Consular Agent McPherson to the Secretary of State .

[Telegram.]

Following message just received from Richardson Construction Company, Esperanza.

We have been given no troops for our protection at Los Hornos. Indians killed four Mexicans near Bacum November 10 and residents are deserting region. Indians are reported in block 31 near Antoga this morning. Every one considers situation very grave and adequate protection is absolutely necessary immediately if repetition of Indians’ atrocities of last May is to be avoided.

McPherson.