823.00 Revolutions/347: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Secretary of State

109. My telegram No. 105 and 107. Fighting vicinity Trujillo has terminated but scattered rebel bands operating mountains east of Trujillo. Court martial functioning with a number of summary executions. Imposing funeral of officers killed Trujillo held at Lima yesterday used as demonstration of strength Government and for political effect.

Strong undercurrent discontent prevalent in Lima and throughout country and wholesale arrests being made. All press despatches, including Associated Press and United Press are dictated by Government and Department should place no reliance in their accuracy.