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for De la O and other Zapatista leaders to come into the city ;
aid him, but all refused to come.
"A band attacked a small town back of Tlalpam, on the a
skirts of the federal district, yesterday, but ?led. leaving twenty-f<
dead. We are not worrying about the Zapatistas helping Di
They will not do that."
Concentration of troops in the capital had not ceased, the Pr
ident said, but the soldiers were being withdrawn from places whi
their presence was not actually needed. He thought he airea
had here all that he could use to advantage, but. in his opinion,
was just as well to have them here in case of necessity.
Regarding the suggested danger of hunger riots among the l
t-mployed in the city, caused by a lack of occupation and the shi
ting off of earnings. President Madero showed orders which im
c?ited that measures had been taken to ward off such a contingent
"But the really important news of the day. I think." conclud
Madero, "is President Taft's message. That has established t\
important things. One is that the United Slates will keep hands <
unless conditions become much more grave in respect to foreigne
than they are now, and the other is that no orders have been i
sued to land forces.
"The government is even more optimistic over the situatit
than yesterday. Deserters from Diaz tell us his garrison cann
hold out much longer. Already his men are growing dissatisfi?
and deserting. Almost every time they send out a force to spy or t
?harpshooting they invariably desert."
When The Tribune correspondent lei' the National Pala?
President Madero had not prepared a reply to President Taft
message and doubted if he should do so, except for a word of thani
The general belief liad been among Americans, despite the lac
of confirmation, that United States troops were coming direct t
?Mexico City, but no definite information had been obtained aboi
them until Madero's proclamation was distributed.
The effects produced varied, but among the sober minded, wh
are in the majority and who are adverse to bringing troops her
unless it is absolutely necessary, it is the opinion that President Tai
is right and that it would be a grave error to invade Mexicc
no matter with what pacific and disinterested intent, unless condi
tions in the capital affecting foreigners threaten to become mucl
The day has been fairly quiet. In many parts of tne city, espe
cially in the business district, policemen appeared on their posts fo
the first time since the trouble began. Good order still prevail:
among the Mexicans oi the lower classes. Mails are being sent o_
tc the states nightly.
Two trainloads of refugees, principally women, who took advan?
tage of yesterday's truce to get out, arrived .afely at Vera Cru/ thit
A peculiar feature o? the situation is that many English-men arc
gaining information at the American Embassy in preference to the
British Legation. They show an inclination to cast in their lot
with the Americans rather than with the British, a large number of
whom express themselves as highly dissatisfied with what they term
the lethargic attitude oi the British Minister, Francis W. Stronge.
If the government decides to abandon the long range cannon?
ading of the Citadel and sticks to it. it will do much toward bracing
up the nerves of foreigners, which have been sorely tried by the
artillery fire, which has been too close for the nerves of the average
Foreigners in the suburbs, as well as from the centre of the
city, have been playing golf at the Country Club almost daily. A
hundred or more were there to-day.
The panic is about over, but _ny untoward circumstance is
likely to start it going again.
FIGHTING ALL DAY; NO
;. rba *.eee late?! Prats
Mexico city, Feb. IT.?Presiden! Ma
dero NCOlved tO-daj the repl; c-r Pretii
.lort Tail to hia telegram protesting
against possible Intervention, In which
President Taft assured linn thai the
report? of the intention of th" !'nit?-?I
Btataa gotrermn-n?! to lan.i forces in
MOZlOO were inar?uratr*.
?i never aotpectod anything lea? iban
this." eommeMe.l Presiden! Madero 01
President Taft'a message. 1 r?-ga"U it
a? ?atiBfactnry and frlendlv."
righting continued throofbout lbs
? ? t>r;,i r_n.soN"Ai, MOQRT
February 20, 1913
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fa? Tuti?*s, eurround
ings and arrvitrr gg.
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the b?*at advertised
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West 42d Street
Its location is un
freatige ia an asset.
t appeal's to bu si
nrs?* s having a
partiera lar client? ?!?..
Agents on premises.
?Send fsr handsome booklet
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$40 Mad. Ave Tel 0200 Bryant
. t but Ih? federal gum ?roi ? quite
.-is ineffective as ovor In dislodging the
r- >:?? their entrenched and for?
tified positions Tix- fed?rala aid hot
show the him aggressiveness arhl h
characterised their action In th?- * ? : ? r 1 >
; -f ?ii<- battle. Tins la believed
!>, be due to the fact thai they rcaliee
thai for the present the government
for ? - rir*? not ol snfllcient strength t<>
? :? real the iebele
General Huerta announced, however.
that ho expected toon to begin an en?
circling movomenl m *hieh bomba
would be used at short raup?'.
a sustained attack bj the federals
against the Young lien's Christian As?
sociation building this afternoon -\ is
repulsed by the rebels
Biq Gun? in Play.
Fighting throughout thr morning WSS
?erjf heavy. Thr big calibre girns pos?
sessed by the rebel* in thr- arsenal wen
almost constantly m use. snd th?- fed?
eral srUllery brought another big sieg ?
ZV,?-, into n,-Mon. but did not SUCCCOd in
silencing the rebel flre
The engagement was Severe until nl
mOSt noon, but tllfl firing thon dwindled
an'i developed into an exchange of vol?
leys of rifle bullets The rebels tii".i
t.> pick off the federal artlflerjrmen :ih
they vi-rc serving th? guns.
About noon th?- rebol gunners nt the
Arsenal poured a shower of shrapnel
across the city toward the Natlon.il
Palace, bul did not succeed in doing
The United States Embassy and thr
district surrounding it. tn which there
are many American r?'sid?nts. was not
touched by any projectiles niter the
removal of the federal battery, which
had heretofore drawn the fire of the
rebel gunners at the Arsenal.
Blanquet Loyal to Madaro.
General Blanquet ?s loyal to the gov?
ernment, snd win i,e placed In con?
mumi of th?' reserve? at the Nationul
BOth 00 Sunday and to-day Madero
appealed sanguine of the ultimate suc
, ess ,,f the federal army. He declared
that the outlook was optlmistn: and that
be had been offered support of all
kin Is. In Ins opinion Zapata, the gue?
rilla leader, is not it? favor of Diaz in
the pr? ??-nt moverm-nt.
Nearly all the non-combatants have I
moved out of the real danger zone.
Bread and comment are abundant in |
ihe capital and are being distributed \
among th?- poor.
? o ?
SAYS MADERO WILL WIN,
His Private Secretary Declares j
People Are with Him.
Washington I'eb. 17. 'We are cer?
tain to control the situation within a
thort time; President Madero i? ubaj
lutely determined and the ?people are
with him.'' read a private dlepatch ta.
a Waahlngton ?friend to-night fr ?m
,i?m!, Bancbes Axcona, private aecrc
tary -." Madera
MAY ARREST DE LA BARRA
Ex-Provisional President Sus?
pected of Rebel Complicity.
Mexico City. Ft b. 17.- -it is reported
thai Francisco de la Barra, ex-Prot i?
atonal Preaident, will ?be arrceted al th?
first oppo?rtunlty f<n- alleg<ed eompllci't}
in ni'- rebellion.
DIAZ VICTORY RUMORED
El Paso Hears He Has Taken
i:: Paso, t<-\.. Feb. 17. Rebel for* ? ?
began storming the i>a?.i<*> ?early tins
afternoon -with a 12-lm h cannon, said
a private telegram re eived here to?
day from Me > City.
An unconfirmed report, si Id t" haw
been tramunitted over the wires below
.1 tarea r ported thai Dhu occupied tin
?palace al ?"? o'clock this afternoon.
Censorship continues to-night, how?
ever on the Mexico City end of all
vit?? below thiH point.
Brownsville, Tex.. Feb. l. "????o
aerioui resistance, Matamoras, tha M?exi*
ran town across tha Me Orende from
Brewnsvllie. pasa d ii to the h?andi of
Mexican rebela ai ? o*? <** t?as morning.
This i? th?? iccond Texas bordar t?owi
i. occupied by ln?*mrre< toa alt ?* tha Dial
revolt, the othei being Nuevo ?La ? '??
Matamoras a-ai ' !" ? ol
thL. ?jarri o? rl o ?i" lared M ??'
DU i Tbe revolul oi lat? snnonne? d
?i e torn end bridge? f"'" " ' Vl ?'
:.OUM I"- ? 'a>!-' ?I. !" ?a?'"" ?''?' l'1'*
I '.: ,i; tnrbance" from la* '? i ? "??
".??nts ?.a ti,?- Anierl< ii ?>"? ef th rivo
CONNECTICUT TO LEAVE
NAVY YARD IN HURRY
Coals and Provisions in Record
Time and Steams South to
Report for ?Practice."
The battleship Conn.il ? 111 a?<
frfom the Brooklyn Mavj fard ?<' ,;
o*i loch this moulin* arlth Rear Ad
mirai Wtoslow, of ti"- M?arth Atlanl
squadron, on board, i ?- ? n kh\ shi
otl f??r ?battfc practl ?? al Ouantai tm?
.- the ''.f ' thai ?? ": **a h*ve be? i
in peril in m? *? ]r ' *?" rtur'
The susp lona : ?ny ??f tb?
???eri eonslderabl: heightened ??? th?
?p? - m w ith which tb? ttleabip
n out of dryd? ? aterda; n
ii k and ' oal? ?i and pr?ovleloned. K .?
ho in :.???? r, in ? ontraat to t?.? i a '
?conditions ? hen a ahlp men
Ing f?or practice work lbs wai rea
Rear Admiral a\ inalow ? am? doe
from Newport da* .???,?? yeaterda
and ?ratabllshed dag head<t|Uart?**ra on
?the Connecticut, which ?wae mann?
with n tail eompl?**m-?*-nt. sh,- baa ?been
In ?dry-dock for several weeks receiving
ber annual spaing ? leaning and o
I ? -?UK
MARINES LEAVE NAVY YARD
Forte Ordered Out for Possible
Service in Mexico.
....???? with ??.,,-??- i
N? at Voi '?? N'a Fanl -
da mon ? ? iarli
the Nee i'ork Nai "Yard at I ??' ock
mornlnf foi the Philadelphia Na? Yard
Tha m-fi will form part "f ?' ? | ?? ? ? '
whi? h - b? ni ?'ra-i an d foi pos?. ? ?
?rtoe In Mexlci It I nol ? earn**!
at the yard In Bi a ?- what Is -
I osiUon would be ? tad? of th?* nu :
The ?withdrawal of this fores from tbe
New Torh Navy Jfard ?ill leav? h
moat d ??parted Between fort and : ft
men now In the boepUal, on furlough ?.-i i
In the guardhouse, ?oroa who .?i i.-.-.*
i.f thslr terms of ?nllstmeni will
b? left tu look ?aftei tbe yard
make- an Increased fore? of watchm?
.?tsary. Most of tha men wtto
going ?to Philadelphia hava had ?
es In th<- expeditions to Nlraragua
Hunt" i lomingo and i '
CUBA FEARS UPRISING
Anti-American Feeling in Mex
ico a Cause of Unrest.
Havana, Fob H -Accordtai to ? ?*
r'uhan nnw. p,ip?rs, the pglaCl guard hns
ha-on iloubh-d in ?aatldpatlOB of t?,a? loi :l
Miming d?acislon of'tbs Superior Co ri
whloh, it Ih believed, will up-bold 111-- ele?
tion of Oeneral Juan Mario Menocal to
An addltlonad reason for thin prerautlon
Ih Cuban uni"8t ?aver tbe antl-Amertcan
uplrlt displayed in parts 'if Mexico
No Greater Disaster Could Be?
fall, Says Mexican Agent.
Vigorous pn>teal was made against Ii -
terventlen i-, M?axlee ?jrmter?daj by Her?
b<-rto narron. fiH?*ai agent here of lbs
?southern ro-publle. Mr. Barren, who imn
an otkea in thl?a\clty, said it w?aa obvious
that ?eonoerted efforts were hein?? nade
to inflam?? th?' Mexican populaos by Im
plantliiK In tr.?*ir nlialh the lda-a that i i >,
United States would sehd troo?ps over
In a Ntflla*nia?nt ?8HU??(J yeat?srdey Mr.
No K?~i?!Urr dlauter could befaU the
two nations than mi, h an Invasion, and
any ?course calculated to create hatred
sgalnsl Aiia-riraii!? Ih nut ?merely unpa?
triotic, but Infam?mis iiikI 11 .-us?,,,?1,1,. tu
Nexl?*o, and as a ?patriotic Mexican I tie?
slre to proton! with all the viK??r of my
being aginal euch Infam)
From personal knowledge gathered
from ln'.niiat?* contact will*, th?; pi-ople ?.:
th?? f nited gutes and a atudy of the
program "f events as recorded In lbs
American press, i km,* thai an Inva?
sion <?f MpxI'i, hy the United States la
unpopular In tha- extreme and win nol
be possible unless forced through intoi
arable outragea upon American cltlsena
r?sident in Mexico i.sum ..f their na?
And i urge my countrymen h> ;,u they
..?.id sa<*r?-i to ignora th?- ?agitation of
th-iMi fais?- patriots win, ar.- endana? rim*
the honor and Independence of Mexico
by Until falsa ?and exaggerated uit.r
JIMENEZ HEARS FAMILY IS SAFE.
Ufonao i.. .Jiniancz ?rle? ?oeneul ef the
Mexican ooaeulat", received n iii??->i.k?'
yesterday al Mo ?'?: Broadway fnim i'. ??
Tacaabury, general larml In Mexico <'it\
f..r tbe Pennsylvania Steel Company. It
InformM tha vlce?co?nsu] that hin family
lr, Tacubaya waa ;afa- and ???ll BeAor
Jim? n?-r. eeili be addr?e?ss?N] his telegram it
Inauln to Mr. Tarkabury t the Mutual
Ufe Insurance <'<imiwii\ > bulMing. and
the pr.nnt.t reply i-d him t<> believe thai
tha- building ?vaa i?"t aa badl: damaged
aa atoo leported.
HURRIED TO Cl
Two Thousand Men Orden
Mobilize at Once at Gua
tanamo. Within Easy
Reach of Mexico.
MOVEMENT ALREADY BE
Hampered by the Circul?t
by the Madero Oovernme
of Reports of Pending
! row 1 ; a r iban? i: ira i
? ashiriKton. Feb. 17. ?IndlS-tinj
determination of Presidan! Taft
prepared i,, a?-i ?j., lafvely ?n ,(,.
>?ith the Mexican situation, "rm-rs
Issued lo-nlghi f??r lbs noblllsati?
2,000 muni!.?>? ;.i Ouantanamo. <
where the) will eaally !>?? avallab
retaforce the landtag fores of ?
4,OOu officers, marines and blueja?
now St Vets ?ru/. ar..l Tainpi. ...
Th-- arm] tranaporta MFcClel
Rumner and Kllpatrick bava b?ai
d t?? proceed t?> ? lelveat? n t
? ??? [tared to . hi? im ipa t?. Mesl
? ondltlona demand It. As <-\ lua
told in The Trlbum. sn? militai*}
? n a 111 ' '? i'r..m ? ialveston, im
of fr- in aome infle Northern port,
1 'i dei a ha? t bet n Issued to ..ti
? ?n th? ?? ??sacia ?-t' th? reeei re :!?.?-'
? ?? ? tieli ablpa m i radlneaa, to ta
practicable? t" pul to sea, i Ith a
lolng tu ? luantanamo, ? Iah tato
?i"\ .'I. '..I ?.. IS |n;,\ pro? ?? II' ? eel
N.. other ord? ra ? on? emlng the
? i. oi hav? bei :: Issued. The
mandara of the reeerve ablpa will ?
!?:? ?. ?? ? i- ? .'ii,|... lu.-i ? of ni?ii ii
ia . ?-..:? .. lllaMe.
iii.- marinea a ill I ? oral from J
t 'K ai;.i BPhlladelpl .. on thi
trans] ??! I Pi ah i?- and ih?
trai -[.n M? ?ade, reape t ?
Mead? '? : N?'rr..!U for Philadeli
? ;?'".! and v. ni probabl? "?? abl?
m: ?it i.'i- fluantannmo on HT?Bdnea<
? in 'ins aboui 1.2U0 marinea m o
man?! ? : i 'ol ?:.??'. ? leorge Ban ? I
manding the marin? barracks ?1 ?'ii
... Iphla. The other ?00 marin? a,
? "tiiin..r.'i ol i'olonel Joacpfa !i Pew
?? :ii lea? ?? Norfolk th? latti r i
nf 1 areel
?. . ? tan mi., ir. ? "im' t...n
i :. lutionary ll<set" und? r I lie
raand? r In '???? ? H n v ? i 111 ral Chai
.i Badgn Th? ? 111 '?' mustered fi
Boston Nee Tort Washington, Pw
in., ith, ? liarleston snd Norfolk.
? MB? lal reports fr.>ni Meslc? i i
i. thai Palls l?ar. apparentl- i
ipper hand in thi dtuatkN \
tjor Wile? n ad* laed II a! KM '
, troops from llenera
: r.ert? ?i to th? n -?? I ? sus? a
? ..? . ? .? al Vera Crin ? ? pot
that 1 i- ' g< as ? had fit i
,., red I had ampl* pi??? Isl?
?,, ammt nitlon, whll? ii" t- der
-, ,.r.. aj '?r of both. ? ?ther m<
.-.-..? ihe n reaaing ai?reni
Administration Grownr? Impatient
President Tail's repl '?? Presid?
Madero h ? nan i ?? etton pleadli | ?
gtsr . min? m <l" ?'? ' ?'?' : '
...,; M h | lain thai th? sdmlnlstratl
growing Impatient o r ths del
in ths restoration of i ???'? ? :
, m Mi Tail ??? ert thai I I
?-.., et I hop? H : ???" ; ???ted '"'?"
v ni no! i- i impelled to resort to dra
ti? measures? ?DnVtals were nettl
,,..., | ... breaking of Ih? armlstl?
thus ' amperlni th? rell?fof Mnerl? i
and ..th?-. imperilled forelgnera b
they are issign ,1" """'"
albillty for M ?
The flrsl Intimation ? . ?? v
?Wilson ?bal of th? totenl on of
?ombatants to resume th? battk w
when Dhu Informed blm thai ths ra
orals, !??. taking nee ^ooltloni es -
: lulling ?aimons <?n certain bulldlni
! an.I placing SOVCU h'>ti<lr?'il pountla
dynamite In ths aewen approaohii
: n?" citadel w< r?> -. iolatlng the erml
? th ??. and thai their >? tlvltlei eon
' nut 11 tolerated. Mr. Wilson aaya Ihi
petaona erere sent oui to Investiga
iii.r's ?tat?menla and found them I
b? n .??. tubaequentl] a letter fro
ijeneral Huerta, ?bt f?deral oon
mander, informed Mr Wilson that U
i armlstl? e mua! be te?rmtaated on a
count "i Ita alleged riolatlon bj 11
Annoyed by Erroneous Reports.
officials are much annoyed over lb
I circulation of erroneous reports abou
the probability of American Interven
tien, declaring <hai much antl?Amerl
|'.in ???Un', has t"'?'ii I iig? n?lere?i. On
demonstration agailnai Americana on
Icurred at Mansaalllo, ?m th? ves
I coast, and i< was doomed ?nias t?> ten?
i the Colorado there from Masatten
Fog some time the marinea ai Baal
I ?m atatlona -prlnclpotyy a! ths ba?
Ita Philadelphia hav?* been hejl i
Ireadtaesa for dispatch t<> an) ?iota
where concentration mlghl i.. deame?
da liable. Fully .I,."??*? enlisted men ?
th? martin? .orpu, with tluir full equip
ment <>f armament, clothing and m
1 lions, bars been i>r.*i?ar*-d f?.r ;i move
in? ut. ThS -.?SMI men ?ieottaed f?
Quanta nemo will be plac**d In cam?
?there gnd reguliarly milled, ,?.ith train
tag on ih?* tgjrsjei muges. There ?r?
unusual tecUltteo at Ouaatanamo r-.i
! practising markamaaohlp an?i the pe
letal military laatruotloa irhlefa will put
j UM command In good rtk'hting trim.
With Ulli mobilization of marineo It
will not take long t.. roach a Mexican
port ami ?.nul the ut? n rea?!?,- f,n |m
em? rg?n? y on ahors an?i prepared for
a i.rotra.'t<??i f.ur of duty in Mexico
City, i.' they ar?- needed to protect
AfTangem?ntS have bead mad,- u the
Navy Department to trans?s* the ma
lines from Uuantanamo to M? xl.... jf
Ihe Bttnatlop regulroe it. with the i.?;u?i
POOBIM? delay. It will lake gboUl lWO
00) ; i?> miikf- th'*? iruiinf??.' \-,itti i|,,?l
ship? nailing at a ?,pe?'d of BftOOn ktioia.
The withdrawal of go many marines
from their posts here means that the
Marine Corps probably will bi un?
represented in the inaugural parad?
Ii had been planned to have about iSAtol
marines in the long line on that occa?
At the various Atlantic Coast bar?
racks there ere &890 marines, the
number at the places to be drawn on
In Hi" present movement being: Nor?
folk, TV.: Philadelphia, Ti?l?; New York, j
:.".".: Portsmouth, N. EL, 3W? Washing-?
ton. :?.".f>: Boston, M7, and Charleston.
MS. In addition, then are with the,
Atlant!? fleet 1,482 marines.
? >rd?rs to the i'harb-stown Navy Tard ,
Were t" send ISO marines, but this
I evening the Oonmaadant there was
i instructed to send every evailnble ma?
rine in ih.- vicinity. Detachments of
men were already on the way from
Boston early this evening others left]
Charleston, B. C, for Norfolk thlsaftor
noon "n the transport the PraWs, pra
pared for "foreign shore tropical ser
M.iclero Complicatat the Problem.
The problem Of safeguarding the j
|li\,-s and propert) of Americans in
! IfeaiCo without actually sending a mil
I Itary force to the country has been
i greatly complicated by the act of the
; Madero government poeslbly without
the actual direction of President Ma?
dero, m sending broadcast thrown
Mexico news 'bat armed Intervention
by the United Stat?-s was about to
OCi ir. in the hope of inducing malcon- j
tents to drop their temporary qUSTTel ,
'with the government ami respond to
i th.' patriotic -all to repd foreign In
It was foi Urs reason 'hat the State
> Department was obliged late in th- day j
.,, ,,,;,!,. end telegraph directly to all of |
th American consulsr sfBcers who
could be rea, he,; an unequivocal denial
ol .,!,- h tenUoo bj th- United iUtea
10 send troops Into Mexico or of any
. hang-' In pollcj bj this government
I |i was felt that Ma- safety of Ainen
csns scattered throughout Mexico was
; leonardlsed b UMSO false reports.
While President Taft*? message to
President Mai- ?.'? referred tu the re?
ports that orders had been given to
... M |? m. rtco ??<? ?Inaccurate."
- ...,., ettceable thai no pi-tse was
1,. ,, ,,... ._ \,, the f iture, nor was there
an! engagement that the ordinary pi
' ,...,..:? n measui ?< In progrese ?rould
i p.- dis, onttnued.
In addition to orderim marines to
Ouantanamo word has been passed
. -a t., militar ? o nmanders i : In
. | ;.,, posts '" make ready for evei ? i
!? ? .is insisted, however, that
D . -., ,,. one of the most ordinary i
,,.,,! propel meesuree of pre* autlon, !
\ tak? :. "n Ih? men s1 hint of trout?!? '
' und often ?rlthoul probaWIlt: <-'. su< h
Th? fact Is a- frankly stated by
Cabinet ofBeer, it is extremely deelra
,, pn x- Dl the spread of the ;deu
?. | ., thai Ih? administration i->
mplatlng th? dispatch of an ->' n
? B? SSiO!? t>. lll.tt , " Hltl '.. Should
?-..?n urrem . tut And i rodeaos
[It vouid bava the effect of precipitat?
ing th.- veis 'rouble which i' I? desired
,, d en i ot endangering <?-.. rj?
m arican llfi la Mexk o.
Hence, though determined te refrain
from Intel i ? ntlon except ai the verj
resort, th? administration la m -i
Itlon wh !?? th? smallest and most
rout ?.' m< isures for the preparation
? r it* militar) end naval force for the!
. -? contingent.') must necessarlli b?
x Itb offli ?:ii secrecy, ...
after news reports from various points
where aoldiera and marines are quar?
tered ? learlj lndl< at? that thej ar? ? e
Ing prepared for service,
Hope* to Rel.eve Succaaioi.
President Taft ki plalnlj worried ??.
Ithi ?-"i that although h? has only
i fifteen mor? daj i to serve in th?j
! White House, th? situation in Mexico
Ishows little signs ?'f becoming i.ss
troublesome. The President has no
,b- ir?- to lea-. ?? for Mr. Wilson the BOt
11 lernen t of this country'a relstlons with
Mexico, but he Is decidedly opposed to
taking any measures himself unless
extreme provocation ami wholesale
murder ot Americans drive him to it.
TI e President told frlenda tb-day that
la- realised what s difficult thing it
Would 1- I'd a le '? administration to
gather up the reins of government and
understand the conditions in the south
? m republic m s few weeks or .? few
months. He believe? ?' would take at
least sis months for Mr. Wilson and
his Cabinet to grasp details of diplo?
matic negotiations, ol troop and battle?
ship movements, and of international
niceties that be and ins Cabinet nave
acquired in two ears' close stu?iy of
a coodlUon thai nei er bag ceased t,.
Mr, Tuft has Informed his advisers
that he will be President until Mr. Wil?
son lak.-s Hi.t), ,,f ofllce, and ',,. :
:f Intervention should be demsnded b)
Congress <ui bla last day in ofllce he
would not hesitate to concur. But he
hopes that be will not '?;iV,> to set and
then move Into th? Ipckgrouad, leav?
ing a neu President and inexperienced
administration to struggle with the
Night recelons of th? Cabinet to con?
sider lat- developments from Mexico
probably v. II not b? held In the future.
Several members <>f the Cabinet tug
Igeeted to-jlay that these meetings
might be misunderstood and their tilg
[nlflcance magntfled The Csbtoel on
era felt thai frequent reports of thee?
meetings, which apparently
brought little tangible action, mlshl
i "i to suspicion that the "lid" ;, ,d
""??'i clamped down, that tin public
? was being misled and thai back . r
'hem m? v s,.rr,., ?ril,.rs wtn 1)(JnK if)
'?sued. The President agreed with his
?dviaers and practically decided to
?hold n.. mon auch conferences
| WILSON WATCHES MEXICO
Silent, but Prepares to Relievo
Taft of the Problem.
: rynuio. n. ,i.. p* g.-Prertiant asm
-Misen displayed ksen interest to-day m
i the developmenu In Mexico. m? was kept
j informed through prase gispatebea Mr
Wll.-oii feels that he ought to mak? no I
: comment ?? tt?. ?muatlon at present und
te refrshi from Injecting more element.-. |
' into ihe dilemma.
He i?, watehtng it stsssly, however, with !
i tha idea, ?t being prepare,I Immediately]
?for SO) .llt?i.-iiltles tjiut iimy ;irlse aft-r
he takes oftl.e. i
TAFT WARNS MADERO PEACE
MUST NOT LONG BE DELAYED
Washington. Feb. 17.-I'r?'sident
Tkffl reply to President Madero's ap?
peal to withhold American interven?
tion in Mexico, sent by telegraph, wag
niatle public by Secretary Knox to-day.
It Is as follows:
"From your excellency'? telegram.
Which reached me the 11th. ?t ap
pean that your excellency vas some?
what misinformed as to the policy
of the 1'nitei! States toward Mexico.
which has been uniform for two
years, or as t,> the naval or other
measures thus far taken, which are
measures of natural precaution. The
ambassador telegraphed that when
you were good enough to show him
your telegram to me he pointed out
this fad. Tour excelh-n? y must,
therefore, be aware that the reports
Which appear to have reached .ou
that orders have already been given
? o land forces were inaccurate. The
ambassador, who is fully Informed, is
nevertheless again iMtTOCted to af?
ford yob any desirable Information.
I "Fresh aasuraDoes of fiiewlihin to
M?'Xi?.-o are unnecessary after two
> ears of proof of patience and gooij
will. In view of the special friend
ship and relations between thi two
countries I cannot too strongly im?
press upon you. excellency the vital
importance <,f the early establish?
ment of that real peuce and ordeff
which this government has m ion?
hoped to see, both because American
citizens and their property must 1*
protected and respected and also l? .
canse this nation sympathizes deeply
with the afflictions of the Mexican
"In recipru? ating the anxiety shown
by your excellency's message I feel It
my duty to add sincerely and with?
out n-serve that the course of ?vents
during the past two years culminat?
ing in the present most dsggcro
Bituation. creat?;? In this country eg
treme pessimism and the conviction
that the present paramount duty ?a
ih<- prompt relief of the situation.
"WILLIAM 11. TAFT.'
STREET CLEANERS BURN
BODIES IN MEXICO CITY
Monk o i illy (by courier t?"? vera Crux),
Feb. 17. An accurate atatesasat of til?;
number of dea.i and wounded in tho
?right 'iiiys' lighting in th?? ?Mexican
capital Is Impossible, Oovsrmnent army
ortl.?r*? admit 800 kill'-l and 400 Seri?
ously wounded on the federal s'd?\ The
Dtea adherents acknowledge leones of
s?i kii'.eii and i<*> wounded,
The ambulances of th?? Red Cross ?*>??
let y liav?> ? ease?! trying t<? remove th??
dead _nd are dOVOttag their entire at?
tention to the wound? ?I. Tin? dead are
being gathered by the ? ity'* sir ?:t
?leaning dspartmonl wagons and
From various sources II is estimated
thai owing to the promiscuous tiring
?>f cannon tii?-r>? ha?? been a considera?
ble loss of lif,. among non-? ombatan'.?.
immense water main*?, xvhirh were
lying in the streets ready for installa?
tion. voT" said to have been UOOd M a
tunnel l.y th>? *"?iv.-rnment soldiers t .
approach the enemy's lines before
fighting ?a* reaumed after the arm.s
?'.eneral MODdragOU said tii.it pea'e
.' .;?*? earnestly desired by Felix Ida/..
but only on condition that .Madoro, Jos*
Pino Ougrwg. the Vice-President, end
tha* ??titira* Madero ?'abinet relinquished
Qen?arnl Italaf-1 Da\ila, who was in
'?onimand ?of the arsenal when it foil
into th?* han of Diaz a week ago.
and Major Lop?*/ Flxueroa. < hief of
police of thi* cuplta!, who wa.s tak?;n
?prhaooer later, are ptln held by d?t*.
It was ?reported that bOtt liad been
Vor.i ?'ni'/, FtJh. 17.---Three Anurkgg
battleehlpa, the <?<*orRia. the Vdnwai
and th?? Nebraska, ar?- no^v her??. They
were rlalted to-day bj the ?mi?* author
tlr-.'t alarm w-.?s ?OCCaaioned last
night. wh?en Ihe military ?r-d police
, ftt'?iaN miatook thlrtj laboren from an
. I... tri'- plant for dlaguteed mann???.
Two hundr??d American r^fupe.-?-! I ava
reached Vera Crna, **? many othen
.,r?- on the way. The American Consul.
w uj Canaila, baa iTg.itii7.ed a em
?,,?tt.?a> and collected fund?a and supplia-?
for their maintenance.
T.?;?* federal ?"?rrlaon ?haa been ?
, ?-?raeed t?. i vir?.
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