File No. 312.11/7223

Consul Edwards to the Secretary of State


First passenger train in ten days arrived from Casas Grandes, Pearson and the Mormon Colony District at ten last night bringing about twenty-five Americans among whom were dozen women and children. They report having been fully informed in due time of the massacre at Santa Ysabel. A number who arrived came on business and expect to return. They report conditions to them [Page 661] unalarming as they consider the garrisons at towns mentioned quite sufficient to protect their people. This consul will, however, insist on their sending their women and children to place of safety. The garrison at Casas Grandes numbers 400 and at Pearson 300. These figures are given by Americans of Madera. Little is known that is reliable but nothing of an unalarming nature reported.