File No. 319.1123L25/2.
Panama, April 4, 1915.
Investigation of Colon mêlée is in progress by the military authorities. Testimony thus far indicates it was started from trifling cause and that killing of Langdon was reckless and unprovoked. Langdon was in charge of our patrol. Policeman under arrest was seen at a distance dodging back and forth from a blind and shooting at our soldiers generally, including Langdon.