817.00/6236: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua (Eberhardt) to the Secretary of State

72. Brigade headquarters reports that on March 14 marine patrol encountered a group of bandits at Department of Chinandega, two miles west of San Juan de Limay. One bandit killed. On March 15th combined marine and voluntario force encountered bandits in the same vicinity, killing four and capturing three. No marine or voluntario casualties. Marines believe that bandits constituted Salgado’s main group and that they crossed into Honduras about March 16th.

Repeated to Tegucigalpa.