812.00/22812: Telegram

The Consul at Ciudad Juarez (Dow) to the Acting Secretary of State

Fighting resumed this writing. Has been quiet since 6 this morning. Carranza leader gave me today casualty list this morning’s engagements as follows: they killed 87 Villistas, wounded 4, took 40 prisoners. Killed Villa’s secretary Jesus Trillo, secured some Villa correspondence. Carrancista loss was 7 killed and 23 wounded. I visited Consulate this morning and found bullets had pierced windows and struck ceiling six places. Some stores and saloons were then entered and looted by Villistas. Embassy advised.