The Minister Resident in Ethiopia ( Engert ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 2—4:27 p.m.]
266. Messenger I sent to Seventh Day Adventist and American Missions returned at 6 p.m. with notes from both saying all well and apparently in no imminent danger. Have been unable communicate with Sudan Interior Mission but as they are long way from town have no reason to believe they have been molested.
Much drunkenness is reported as a result of looting of liquor supplies. Several dead bodies have been seen and numerous wounded but so far I have heard of no victims among foreigners.