File No. 312.115C96/24


Following facts as gathered from other Americans and passengers are accepted as true by our Americans:

The bandits were commanded by Colonels Pablo Lopez and Beltran both of whom were Villa colonels, and by a General Reyna. The firing squad consisted of about 85 men, backed up by about 500 other armed men who are said to have been further back upon the hill. Those who voluntarily left the train were killed while trying to make their escape, while others were taken off the train and shot. After the massacre these bandits robbed the train and retired to Carretas a few miles distant. Santa Ysabel is in the heart of the Villa country.