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THE SUN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1010.
mill 1 1 1 1 V M I' A Hull. Ilm. 111....'., I....I
liit'tltl-d 1 .- 1 1 It itt-t
imi nl iin minors flint pnsed roc
ii ill t.iMiii,!il Hint President .Ma
dero infui iiu l t In foreign Mlnitir tti.it
' would nut rirlitn. Inn 11'.. it. If ii ho.
i-iiiii' noei-wsarv In- Would irttiovo I lie
iiipltnl In S.i ii l.ilts ilc Potosl or nny
.'..r titv lli.it would Ii.. suitable. It
v i- .ntd also th, it n member of tlir Ca1
Itlet had roufrrr.il With thr (till i rili't' uf
.-ii I. n.- il 1'ninMi .mil Hut t'w t!o
r nir h.nl 1 1 i..-i'il tiif suu.i's.ioii.
' In i utile elti awaits sleepless (lie
".''" "i iimiiiiiv ill i tie morning ,,,. .r,,, ,,,. ,,,, ,.
I'ln n PIIIZ S Mill 1M ptll'pOsl'S was tui,.,,.
M'-i a oaiifiv vvniim lllliro in me .Ml-.
tiullal nil...',.. .shortly niter !. ,. .l. a '
be.ivy explosion i,ih lienlil flulll 111
Hle.tliin of the palace, II nil It Was tl'-
potteil that the Mrulern foioos tl.nl ie
s'hiVfll ,l p.ilt of the slltl'tnli. wlll.il
known us the Ainerli-iin I lovei nilleilt
I'l.lZ I ombiililed the p.ilme tlotll the
i ool of Heli'iii prison using two latgo
t elil piti it. Sen ml sin IN struck the
til'ding 1 1 ii. t Ihete wii-i ,i ri port Mini
ilvc peisnuM h.nl Peen hilled.
I'lulitlnu II ..iiiiieil llmi.t
A M. lighting
model n wiirfiin
win n i'l mil ."iiin
was renewed nt li.uj
without, pi ro dent in
Ah on t In dn. bc'oi . .
to 1 OtiO soldii rs mid
illlens Wile Killed, hattiliis of power
ful long nun: gun-, separated from
e.uli otliei bv onlv font- or the city
hoiks, poul t d hot nnd -linpnel '
through the prim-ip.il .sinets of the1
lirml of the ill., j
l-'or nlinost the entile nlulil the!
)lioiniiiii' fi.rp mi. I Mi l a ii tnte.--iiipii
Wiio had the ln-Kt Inteie.stM of their I
iiMintiy tit In art !.ilor.-d to hrlnv; about 1
a ttilre 1 1 .-ii l.nlle AVIImiii. the Allien-
tan AiiiiiahMiuoi . Seiior ('oloi'.in. the
Spmiifh vimiv; U.iron I'nul von lltnt.e.
the C.ertnnn Minister, anil other foteij.'nl
" preM'iitiit'. -s ami I'lani-iseo tie la,
Harm, the f..ini. r pio ismnal l're -dent.
endi-.iMned to atrmiKe an armi -'
e .mil to provide f,,i- t In Hjf ty of!
foreictier.s and noii-eotnba'aiits
Their .iTorls wire frintli-s i in tin '
nne hand ww Cell. Ieli ),u.. Mesli'o'H
new "1111111 mi horfi'liat k." win. w,i in
ll.'Slb'e In I. n ,, tenilln. III. m l.i foil-.'
the re.MKiintlon of l-V.ineisi o 1 Mndi n.
'.'ii the other was Miiiliin Imi. if wb i
informed th-tn that he was "le.ulv to
iik.'. i.iii m t to surrenili r t otisiit ,it n
so eminent to bandits and trait. tr
I'eiiee lorls full.
The most po.-ltHo reireentat lolls of
th" diplomats, represent, H ions which
curried more than a hint of Int.--fir-t
nee bv their countries, were imavall
Ine President Minlero Insisted that te
eiiforteineiitfi were comlni; to him which
would enable hint to crush the revolt.
'!on Diaz, eiithusla.-tii over his .sue
t esses of T(i.-da. told the diploinats
that the responsibility for b'ooiMieil
l.iv upon Madero alone ti. timt the
rovolutlon was certain to s.u-ceej.
When mm nine aimc coiidltlons wire
frluhtful The lioiiles of mmiv who hn.l
been V Hied In the ,irtller ihn-K .,r j,.s.
terday and in the terrltic machine uun
liie with which Diaz In the arsenal re
pulsed the columns of Huerta and An
cclof still lay n the Avenlda Itrtld.ta.s.
Tbe hospitals were crowiled with the
tnnlmed AnmnR: the dead were women
dimness i.is ulteth .it a Mnndstlll
In th llvelleft street.s of the cltv. the
thorouchtares runnlm; tastwiinl from
the Al.iineda to the Socal.i m-n limits
hud ileserteil their shops, tnkini; with
them their most valuable beoni.-ni;s
.lewellers and Kiildsmiths had d-poslt.-ii
thlr wares In the banks and at the
Mrrrf re lle.erteil.
Many of the .streets that are thronced
In peaceable times with thousands (,f
sh(iipeis were unvlslteil ecept for nr
tlllervmen or loiirlers wiio galloped be
tweeii the National Pnlaee and the head
uiiarters of th-1 Mndr-ro gi-nenils These
sin ets pr...-.-nti-d a slnu-uliir appearance.
Their door.- and windows wi re boarded
They gave to the imaginative the notion
of a dead city.
l'i ople who had pone sleepless through
npprehen.-lon awoke hungry and found
that the food supply had decreased and
that the prices of all commoilltb s were
soaring. Hr.iol. Hour, beans, the, char
coal all of the iiei-essarb s Were worth
three and four times to-iiav what was
asked on s.-atiirdnv or Stiudnv
t 'h.iri i.al. itsetl by most of tin popula
tion as fuel, had Increased In prli from
'( cents to a sink. In the early morn
ing women of the poorer tlns.es were
gleaning In the Alaniedn (Where the
Madetista artillery and cavalrv had
'tuartered their horseM for grains of
corn if the leavings of th soldiers'
ineses Hundreds of the distress! il itp
pealtd to the American residents for aid
am) gratefully accepted a few cents or a
little bread and flour
I'npllnl t'nrri Fnnilne.
If the present conditions endure a few
fin vs longer the capital will be stricken
vith Limine, as well as war. Kven In
the most expensive restaurants and In
the i luhH food l.s becoming sraioe.
y.KKf nnd meat are not to be Imiight at
any price. The troops on both Miles ale
complaining of short unions and are
grumbling from hunger and wt-arlnesti.
Hotel fare Is meagre and private citi
zens are feeding the poor.
Morning disclosed that many of the
' finest buildings had liecn injured or
w id ked b. the shells of the combat
ants The American ("onsiilnte. from
which Arnold Shankhn. his stall mid n
wounded man escipcd Just m time to
save their lives was a nun of masonry
and plaster. The church of the Lost
ttov. near b suffei-eil s. virely. s
shattered walls its gaping windows and
Us dismantled loofs leslilleil to the HI'.
t-iitai-v of Mondragon artillervmen
The Y. M C A building, which Dm
bad occupied so ii s iii lommand with
machine gun- the Hppionch of the
l-v-deruls to the arsenal, was riddled.
The Hotel Cerrv nnd other hotels occu
pied b tnei leans and foreigners vveie
damaged arid deserted
Debris nnd shattered building material
littered the .Mreots within the zone of
lire, and the I'himneyH and cornices of
mnny buildings wete in ruins
Ills t nrni Keililents.
I'ik-iUv night mie o Dlnz's me
v n inn v
l )iiiii of
to 'iilplv llle hoil-es lu the
f the find id.. la. tin, arsenal. '
"" M. C A building HcJi
iniiiiiiiiaiiiN awav ami w allied
nn n- ilnugi
lll'illllllg il Oil, III. ' of III,' H ... , '
iisiiil'v liiuns Willi bi,- wo" ,i..i .. ... i '
ctnptv. '.ave for HoliJIei'x listing ,,n t In
ban- sidewalks and the Unit ties o
lb I'l nnd niachnie guns.
Tn siil. nt .Mndero mul lib- (b n. mis .,..
pai'.iliv tool ii. i action tiwald i le.iring
lb e -an . I- in f,,re iliei planted tl. h
I " ' I ' M "Il lo LllVe no kind of w, Illl
llJg and cxp'i-'i'il tun Igu. ri anil linn
rnmo.it. mi.- pi Hie n i urn lire of Diaz
Tie . n' iv.u-iiiiig of a tic k.nd tli.it
foi' gn ! i.i id was ii. in .1 In , in -
ll,.--,i..' " 1 on ainl I'll' ol ';,.' foli'lgli
I'iii-i 'i r. - Urn i ! V i ii 1 1,, .M,! doc -
,-ulvice was oi led bv Hindi .1 . .
coiintrv Hie I Wtlll vveie una. ill- In ,. . foi
themscka UmI this was ual wrt- and
not count' opera, These Americana
crowded the housetops mill nrliially en
tilled Into (Iii sdeets during Tuesday's
tlcllt lim mill were exposed to dentil or
Injury win n th I lic.-lr-t.tr anil Mailer-
Mas elevated their lll.irllltll' glllls to1
fttiep sharpsli.i.iti r ft xfii the roofs I
T ie Alllorhutl ltb:isador mill lll col-
lenguos nit. llliieil to ptlsundc their
i ouiitl i oleii I" vvlthdiniv to the nut
? t I r t of the cltv hup of the reasons
for 111. it- Insisli It, I oil illl lit llliitiee wns
t.) give time lor the foreign residents to
mtU places of ,.ifety otil of the battle ,
Neltlli I' I'l'i
r I'm nor llueit.i. t,e ruin.
m.,M,i,.t. . ,,,,,pf r ,,, i .derlsins U,,J
manner in enirr or tne ,m u cristas, win 1
iille iliirltie Tn,-.. it. it til. lil l.r.,.ltl,i,-.
,l, . ,,,ti.. .1 ,..i, i... .i. .i .'
I .ion of the V M. c , bonding gave him
.lien l)i, ix placed , iiliiltion.il in.ii ' lie
i cutis on the roof
tlin t.-itl urni'ttiru
Hid mci'c.i-ci p.. g.urisoti
Ttkit'.it iidinlit.iLe of the lepule o(
the ult't-i-t.iM IM.i.". ptliied Ills o'ltpo-.s
, mid fortlllentlons in tin. direction of the
j N'ni.oll.il Police U" pl.tii'd barricades
and li.ltter.es in the Calles del Al until
j nuento and de San Antonio and de
! l'"Vill,lglgoilo. obviously choosing pot- i
ti.uis for ,m uit.icl. en the N'atlonal 1'al
.iir, whli h i- a lutlt mure than a mile
east of the arsenal. He also brought
Into position additional heavy guns.
The rev oltitloiury lender has at le.it
slt large guns, while Mndero hns no
more than fourteen. I'l.i. was much
better supplied with machine guns and
ammunition than the 1 'r.'.-iiit in.
The retlerals during the night brought
up additional nrtdlerv and ret batteries
behind Imi rii-.nles of paving blocks and
timber, fniloiihtedly Mud. rn rec-Htd
I l ellforceiiielits during the night, be
caii"e the tings of regiments that had
not been present at -.terday's lighting
were ob-ei'Mil In Hie neighborhood to
the ea-t of llle Alallletl.l
It w.ts shIiI this morning, when th
engngenn nt op. in d. tli.il Madero was In
i oinm.ind of l.'iixi soldiers and rui.i!.'
.ind that I'ia's forn- was baldly mole
than half thl- number.
The battle sinned with I'l.i,-. Holding
th.- .ir'enal. the "Little I'liv" and the V
M i . building to ar l-v. ,iii, I with tin
l-'idernl troops massed behind bnrrlc.iil
or sheltered bv iriet nup.is.-es and I
large buildings mi three -dibs of tin-
1'lnrn llulltliiius In I, Inc.
The dlspo.-ltlon of the Cderal troops
was such as to place some of the finest
and most oriinii-ntul buildings In the i
city suuarely In the line of lliaz'r. ar- 1
tlMi ry tire. Thi re wa a l-Vib-ral battery
of Held guns near the -outhwest corner
of the city pat k. th. Alatii' da. ainl within
i stones throw of the new T.nnO.OHi
National Theatre other lVdernl g.ins
wire in position In tlv Cnlle S.m .luan
de Li tran. the Avenid.i de San l'ran
ctco (the show thoroughfare of the
capita! i. the Cnlle Cinco tie Mnyo and
the Calle Independence, all to the east
ward of the Alnmeda and the northeast- ,
ward of P!.c.'-- fortress
i ui the v -t "d i.!' the park the l-'ed-
er il- hi can to fir. from tin- vicinity of i
ib- wrecked American CiniMil.it- and
the turn.- of 'In Nino IVnltil.i Clvitih. I
I tin outbreak of li.i.tilitti It seiiud '
cert .nn that tunnel ou fi.i-i gn ris'dent.-j
and i.tlzi'll" would be illj'lled Thev I
wire crowding t" the housetops, in-I
tensely cut ions to si e the outcome of the !
second da s attnek bv Mndero. Their I
foolhardlness alaitned the foreign .Mill-J
Isters, because flen. Olay. had complained ,
last night of the activity of .Madero
sharpshooters, who Insinuated them
selves In the crowds of spectators on the
roofs and picked olT Diaz gunners. Diaz
had threatened to elevate his guns
.-weep the roofs clear.
I)ln 11 rat In I'lre.
The first tiring came appatently from!
the arsenal. (Jen. Huerta had stationed
a buttery In a large building four blocks
from the V. M C A. building. IJI.iz's
gunner, concentrated their tire on this
building and after half nn hour drove
the Federal troops from It. At the same
time he was at tin ked on the west by the
artillery tire of ;-n Angeles and on the
east by fien. IMg.ulo. (ten. Maas was
reported to be taking r. position south of
Al S A M. the ennnontidlng was ter
rltic and shells were falling In parts of
the city far removid from the actual
Held of coiiibai. The lighting thus f,y
wns entlrelv by attillery. the MaderN
la not caring to letien- a dhect attack
bv Infnntrv after Tuesday's deadly re
pulses It became known about .u A M.
that (ten. Diaz had -elz."d the Iti-l.-m
prison and had liberated ;i.nno persons
confined there. Many of them he n'
chief of police under the older Diaz had
Imprisoned, (iiu. Huerta. who had i
made the prison his base mi Tue-day.'
retired from the position on Tuesday
evening, leaving only n few soldiers and
a battery of small plecis.
Diaz, -eleil the prison Willi litll
fl' iiltv. In fleeing the Inmates hi
actuated, appnrentl.v. hv liiiinanltaiiaii
nuilhis. H' did not waul to .ubect
of helpless men to ilealh or
liiiurv. M.inv of the prisoners. Untied
,,, .." . ,i ,, , .,,,,
IU,r.'s ' dors
.iiulpiiiciit fluin the arsenal. The cli
gi iii-t .ill v Is nlnrmid over the prison de
ll'.i i j. fearing that looting and the tiring
of houses will i suit .
As tin- morning went on Hie iiiuig
to. Ii l-ell In volume, "lie of 111" lrs(
ol Hie ii ii 1 1 ii unit buildings that was
.-trill h Wns llle live stmy houie of Hie
Mutual l.lf. In-ill. line Company. Hm
position III 111'- lllti ISecllon of the Avell-
li i ''n. o ii Ma; ii and the calle San
I'l.ill dl l.elrilll I'l.lieil II in the Illl'
"I' ''I' -I'll pell ll'.lll'll Illl 11. .HI
"i H" i. -in ii ii. ! building which was
" "g i" 1 1' iii and Hellish tings Mi
"t't. '" '" i d mi'itlur t i.. e
pls'dcd inimcdiatci in fmnt of thr
t7 3 Embassy Ci ty of Mt ico ,41 III Mutual .,, njurwf, o.nimj"
I ItvR.vi.v-i ,.tt .
Vjr-cisco Madtro Col .FhxDi4$
- - - ...
Ti . in.
diftl. wit ,
f i li.bs nnd
bolt U ill the
b sli. 11- .III. I
1 III V.ll .Itc.
de M no suttrietl
oltire Was stile k
opi rators w . r
llrlllsh ) uimiiliiie Illl,
Shells butht near tin- lintish Con
stilato and one shell said to have t n
teied the building I'orur's Hop I, an
eight storv bolldiug of bra k a'nl st in.
not far from th- Mutual Life building,
was damaged and the American Club,
not tar distant, was vncnt.d aft-r a
bursting sh.-ll had damaged the toof.
The American iuarter sufli-rt-d more '
In property damage from th" lighting of !
the tnoinlng tlim from .vistenlay's t
lighting A --hell burst in a building
a few doors from the American Club on
Indepi'tidencla avenoe. tearing out the
entire front of th.- building and tlil.ng
the street with debris.
l'rom the toviir of tie S.st !i Co:n
mlssari.i th.' Ciili'tals w.-r. working
larg. guns, bonibanhng th arsenal
This giinn.rv was direi-teil 1 c...
Itubio Nnv ir.'lle. the a-liU'iv epeit,
atlil the lire Ma. 1 ery r ife, tne Solid
shot strm k t no ars.'oal and kno..kil
large holts in the stone wall-
Plaz. eiilrntl oideied his gunner)
j to t oni-entr.ite on the town, foi afti r
, half an , our s hard tiring the lYiloinl
gllll- lii'i'llllle silent. I'iaz kept lll Ills
tire and wricked the tower About
I noon a shell , plotted In the Hotel Ikisch.
This hotel, where many Americans live.
, w.i almost .hot to plo.es. Dozens had
, the hotel fell In.
Near the end of the morning reports
began t me to the newspaper otlhes
that s'- or. tl
Americans had been killed
These reports were ei.
ui 'i Among the dead ate two woim-n,
Mrs, H. W. Holmes, who lived nt Ml
'alio Ayiintomlento, and Mrs. tirllllth.
.Mrs. Ilohnes wns killed by the sh.-ll
J that .nti-red tie Hotel Hasrh. An
lAiuern.in named Wise was killed. It Is
' said, at the gate of the arsenal while
earning a message to (ten. Diaz. As
' the storv went, a shell exploded ,u Irs
' side and blew him to pieces.
Widespread rum had been wi ought to
.buildings when a lull rum. ,u hule
past II o'clock. It was said thin that
in trine had been arranged, but n.,s
I turned out to Ik- fale, for after a short
I lime the firing was lenewed. Dlnz sup
I porters snld that Madero had Mopped
I firing for a time In order to line Diaz
i from the protection of the ui'''iial, bat
tll.lt DlilZ hail hot In ell iliceheil At
. noon, however, the guns became silent.
1 1 was learned ih.u Mndero had sent
.1 Itlesselisi".- to PHIZ ,-Sltlg llllll In Ml",
pi-lid ;-.o. tuples, the nnsoll given belli'
th.r the fori ign .Ministers wete In
sistent upon a trui e.
aioitt.tiis Miitre lt,
t this nine it became known tint
Alfonso .Morondo. u apnt.i lender, liml
entered the outskirts of the cilv tiom
the south with n band of ;inn Indians
and desperadoes This news served to
spteuil lnme terror t hrouglioiii the cltv
He coiiii in id In tils'! If with looting
t-hops III II'" Sllblll'bs. It H bellevei)
Hint he bus i iiiiliiilllili hied with Din,
mid thai he will iu..-.'t Din,', bv using
gucri Ilia l.u tics
About It V M Aiiibassadoi Wlhoti.
Hie liiiinuii Minister nnd the Spuiilh
Miiiislir went to the National I'alace
mid ii 1 1 n o.iehiil Muilcio lliiulv 'I'hev
iosiMiil Hint the ililug must stop for
long i in 1 1 1 g h to peinili Hie withdrawal
io siii of foieign icsldi'iits and non
V f . . i uiii ri 'i w I iiu .Maoeio and gi I -ting
hi p'oiiii-i I i s.i.nai ,iiei',.tou
foi i I' i -!. i " nn .'n an mo i -nib
It i n v on 1 1 n z.' I be I lei'iiinn
Wl, envo,, and ,W W Strunsv. I
vi o ' .-nn i nog, in ( .logaii. n
FIGURES IN MEXICO CITY
il an .ui-
"it"!.:1. ' i "o ii n i.' In .ii .l.n, u
.' .i ttv mg .. . i ..a i i. n. I 'in.
The i .'In 1 mnui i in', r Knived tin
diplomat, with lull inilit.irv honors
Hi- ...Idli r- pr. n'.'l m ills nud tin
1 m in 1 pi, iv eil It'it .is .lie ctivovs tin.
enti ring i In- nr.-i n il the tiring wnt
SlllldelllV It-SUnieli. I'llllets whlstbii
vim their heads.
npo!ogzei for tin
Cell. I'laz promptl
siis vinrliii' iln l.nml.
I Atnb.issnd.ir Wl.-.m lufornn-d the
). ll'Tnl that t otuli' ions had become so
into!, i-.tl.b- Mat Atn ric.m m.iilttes
tu!g!ii soon land on .Mi-xlum s.nl bn.
i lil.ir. I. pll.-.l thin the d.mgerou- botn-
b irdint-n- was all I -e fault of Madero.
since the I'Vder.il forces had chosen the
I principal stto-ts fiutn which to tire on
lb 11. 1 Via-, adib d that he
ellllr.'H "U the defensive,
could not cho.ist the locn-
and t'.ia; be
Hon for the
-i'l. Iltl.ill to
the .11-1 llil I
etietnlcs' gun.-, lie called I
U.I.- l ' ttil. 1 '( il .-. .'O..S:1. i -'o ..11 n ! i.' I .1.1, I. 1 ellll'.issn u I. lie .itli.-ls w-llliilt-, u In tin..
t . fait .bat vMien he took,,,.,,,,, .,,,,.,, ,,v t.nmwni ,l(
I... thd s won Infnntrv Am1.1(..)nfi ,;.,,.,, llt' ;r,ans.
Clo.f quarter-. T1. ,. ,.,,. kl ,.,o,
li. n I '! z I. Id tie diplomats that his
m n wire i oiilbleni mid in h'gh spuu
aii'l Hi.it Hi. ar-i ual was undamaged
He -uggcst.il tn.it the Cov ornmi'ttt
should be l.v Hint Hm. i mil niced of
Ms unpopularity and should be teadv
to te.-lgn. He tool; ha'.' ul the envoys
Tlnii the diplomats motored to the
American I'tnbii.-s.v , where Lascuraiu
mid C. n. I'tllpe Melr were waiting to
furnish thciu with an c-cort through
llrlll.li lllnlsier Vimrj.
The llrltlsli Minister, .Mr. Sir.'iige, up.
lirH'ded Lnsciirain I . u i J I becau-e th"
Madero forces had placed two guns
ilea.- the llrltl-h L- gattmi Mi, Stronge
o-i his temper nnd said mine ver
plain things to the .Mndero .ib r-.
Ill the lull l begun to be llimoreil
that Maileio had t. 'signed nr was almiu
to resign. At Ii3u I' M lVdernl of.
tlcers who were ommnudiug Uittenes
near the Alameda said they were In
formed that (on lluertn. the lt'doral
command!'!' m chief, had mM to the
' i mr ammunition has i nn out. Noth
ing Is left save for us io the or fur jon
to i e.slgn "
The ofil. ers wen- healing minors that
Madero had ilei nleil In iim Ids ofllie
mil that he had sent messengers to
Diaz, notlf.vnig the lebil leader of his
Intention. Culeial oftlcer. while
waiting for news in this lull blamed
ihelr own chu f, Maileio. for nun s-
s.-iry bloodshi il ami i,.j,, ih, puis-
pei't of peine. Those 111. Il Wile ah.-o-llllelv
lojlll. bill thev W'le illslll'.irtelli'd
by llle sei Illinglj imposslllle lusl. of
dislodging Dlnz. The rumm- Hint Ma
dero was about to ( it it ,-ein a wave of
rejoicing thiouglloiii Hie clt
At .1 I'. M coiirlels ariived at the
ball. ales wllh oiders fiom tie National
I'lll.ieo, to the iilticts dilecllng tlieill
Hot to tile llllll.- H llle" Wi le attllckeil
III this I. 'Spite Vllli'l li ans Hot kill in the
stieels of the lighting zone
The i "iiiiiuiiailliig wns tesuniril in
i t.'." I'. M It bei nine known then that
.Madero bail ilccbniil to resign utul Hint
lie liad letusid Io lli.il Hie vigorous
protests, of tin- American and 'lertumi
l cpi eseiilul Iv i s over his cmiisc in ie.
fusing to give nine lor fonigners to
Iwiilulinw. rruiniMo ie In li.iiru li.ul
j.lClllll liflereil Ills seV Ii is us il 1 1 1 ' 1 1 i: 1 1 . 1 1'.
I but .Mndero dei llneil to have uny deal
ings With Dl.i-.
I'orelmiel. I'lee In Vino.,
As moll ii" it lieianie known thnt
the negotiations had i . i I. . 1 the turelgn
te uli-iils. -i ' iiieil li.r the Hi m Hme to
awaken to a m-iim ol Hi'lr leal peril.
iloii. ibili n iI.m'iciI Iiu,, uuh Hie slreelN
Ml the lori'luli colollli'N colleiliiu Women
iTunarcuJ ''tViii'' suubIu'' VcfuKc
v.Mnni.111 i, 1 1 m. in lint Ii 'iml Spanish
l-ltl'MsSl. . while otllt lS Wlthllli W to tile
siii.iirb.' io the north et v Hub urg
ing wns iiice.snrv bv ttiia tune, and at
" ,t'l I1 M the embassies were crowded
w ;th tcfugi i s
The alarm and appieheusioit are lu
nasing hourly, as It seeiiit. ap.ireut
that the lighting will continue after
tilglitfull and bccniise both sides are
'elevating their guns, so that shells and
'solid shot hit buildings u mile or more
avva.v trom the Alameda. The einbas-sb-s
are in danger fiom that kind of
To-night the Americans are eptcss
ing their condemnation of the Madero
:iv eminent for failing to take tpiick
action to protect life nnd property.
There Is absolutely no protection af
ford d cither by Macero or Ulnz. There
Is no policing of the city. There l.s no
tire protection. Pillaging has begun
In the suburbs to the south.
All foreigners ate armed nnd the
tt'eets ill th.. ti..leliliorlw.ii.l ..f t1. ...,.
siilale mid i mbas-v wth a force of their
own I'ountr.v men.
MUTUAL LIFE UNDECIDED.
I'en lout. t 'nil l oiniHii Hns m
llrleriolnnl nn Aellon.
According to ,i brief despatch received
here o.sterday from Mexico city, the
buildings there of the Mutual Life In.
.-uiniice I'mnpany have been struck bv
shells from to n. Diaz's guns and partly
Charles A. I'eabody, president of the
company, to whom the message was
sent, said t pad not been determined
.vet what action the company woulu
take. If an. The State Department
may no asked to take action after It
'His bcin found Just what the damage
The building was one of the finest In
Mexico city mid .icioinmod.ited the
quarters of the Hank of Montreal nnd
other bu.-lties- concerns, it was a five
story white marble structure, situated
behind the National Theatre In tin
Cinco tie Ma.vo and the Cilllejon de la
Condesa. In the very heart of the com
mercial district and near the theattes
1 1 was the tlrst tlicproof building In
the cltv and was ciulpped with electric
I. valors ami nil other conveniences of
the most up date otllce .structure. The
mam hall was decorated with marble
Slat lies and bionze tllllshlngs. Ancient
t Mexican traditions were portrayed In
the niiisali (louring
The value of Hie building Is e.otl
mated al several hundreds of thniisnwH
CONGRESSMEN ARE WORRIED.
I hi ll I.
llur 'I roups W III lie
In Cress lloriler,
Feb. 1- Members of
the Semite ami llinit-e were deeply illl-ptcM,-eil
In-day by the seriousness of
the situation in Mexico. The membeit
who have been Miaillly Insisting upon
inlcrvont ion saw in the course of events
ev nlei)i e that thi- Fulled Slab's troops
i vi iitualh- will be forced to cross tin
border. I'm- ihe muni part, however
members wete guarded In their Mute
iiiiiils. "I do hot think," said Senator Cul
loin. I im I II 1 1. 1 n of tin Senate Foreign
AITnns foiimiilt Hint the time Iiiik
i nine vvlun vve are railed on to Inter
I'll II vve ouie tae ,. ,.t, we
c.iiinot take ir hack I do nm believe
that undei pres-ont iomiitims vm arc
called upon to asMiine this burden"
Cnban Wiil'slilii .nil. fur Vrrn I'rnti.
,i" ' ''if.' ht'polrl. In 1 in Six
IIvvvna, Kl-ll, U' Til I'llb.l. II. I tlil..
' Hi' ''Ul "aw sailed (hm evenli.i foil
v i.i i t iiiz. vi iiii ,i miming party tM pun,.,,
the bves of CiiIiiuh In Mexn o .sip In. ,
total complement of iij men,
PLUNGE US INTO WAR
Wiisliinrtnn Ifcnlizc." Itoth Siilrs
V(iill lr niii,n'l 1(
Meet I n vision.
HKCISI0X IT TO COXliltKSS
Tn ft Will I'liifc (ui'stioii Ho f ore
l.inviuiikoi'-i if Action Is
Wakiiimiths-i I'Vb. 12. Kvrnu or tne
l.int fortv-elKlH hniir In Mexico rlty
linve sobered all Wa-ihttiKtim to till
i-e,ill:..ition that Intervention In M"lco
would tiK.in wnr with Mexico. The
i term whhli li.'i l",f,n used ra loosei i
pelhons outside the sroitp
the SMte. v,ir mid Na
N Just beginning to bi
lilt, I,. r. to,, I I.,
all It.s Coliseiiueiu'cs.
Intervention nie.ms e.lther tl Inter- j
venlng of the 1'ulted States between the I
two warring factions, which is tin-1
, , il ,.ltl ...M,,,, u! 1 In r.f
ol rresiiient .Madero s gov eminent of the I
forces led by (ieti. Felix DIa, or eJ-o '
means action by 1 1 I'nlted States tn
compel both sides to stop their lighting, j
The latter action would lmvltably rt-,
suit, as all other similar Interventions
alwa.vs have resulted. In both mUcn
abandoning their ipiarrel with each
"ther nnd uniting lu attack upon the
'bird pnrt.v. The sending of expedition
nry force- to Mexico, however, for the
piirpo-e of providing n means of exit
and n safeguard for Americans and
"tint- foreigners desiring to dee from
Mexico would urn be Intervention.
IV. slii.-nt Tafl has .ilre.idv snld he
would noi si.,-u to Intervene m .Mexico
upon Ids own re-ponslhllitv alone ,md
t'vit in w iiinl pi the matter before
Cougre.f ,n case he felt that the Mex
ican .situation require. Midi action by
the I'nlted states, rpon Congress then
would Ml not -otilv the necessity of
making a decision tor or against cer
tain war hut also the task of providing
money for carrying out its decision In
case Intervention v.ere decided upon.
Following m,l. action by Congress the
responsibility would again return to
the President, who as Commander In
l-hler of the Army and Na v is
charged with the direction of all 'mill
tary operations of the 1 jilted States.
The rnlted States army and navv
have been prepar d for many months
to move against Mexico on behalf of
the lives and property of Americans
md othrr foreigners In the stricken
republic. The entire Atlantic licet, with
the exception of the ships nov on their
way to Mexico and a few others uniler
g"ln repairs and In rr. rve, are at
Cnnntaiinmo Hiv, Cui.,,, , ugap.a lu ,,, .
annual w inter practice.
lies dt s marl, a Mote of battleship
and cruisers, together with ih .-trov er.-,
colb-r- and other auxiliaries. Hi Aiiierl
'"lliirs and mi,, r auxiliaries, th,
American fories at Cumitanaino in
elude ne.iriv .'.nno marlms .naii.
able for lauding panics ,, ,n
Mexlca.i coast. The.,. with blue.
Jackets who could be spar, d from the
tie-1 wmilil make a total forte of nearlv
M.oOi. men These forces ,oud be
lauded in Mexico within n few days,
far in advance of Hi,, minimum of nine
leiiulred for th,. army to get any uf u.s
men Into M. xlco.
Th- . nny now has about :.,Ono mrl
mi the Mexican border. Hrlg -(.ien. K.
',. Steever Is in ciiniinnnd f II th'
border fi.!.-s. with heaibniartors ,,, 1:t
l'aso, and hi, troops Include cavalrv
infantry and ..rtillery, mvnlrv pre
ponderating. The remaining ' frc. s
within th- rnlted States, mini,
bellng 6,m ,,., u.olld be called
on to furnish the hulk of th,
forces necessary for any armed action
In Mexico. The niilltli organizations
cannot be sent out of the Cnlttd States
though a hill . pending In Congress
which would remove this limitation
upon the Federal control vrr the
Since the Mexican trouble brrnii il.
' ouege nas Iiinl in hand complete
'orders to commander throughout the
1 "'"'d Stales, the tiling of which on the
ii iiKiapn wires woiilil be all that would
be necessary to bring ihe entire army
Into action along Hie Mexican border or
Trial Balance a Cinch
Any good bookkeeper can do more
work with L. B. Card Ledgers than
with any other book or loose-leaf.
Flexible. Compact. Expand or con
tract readily. More easily handled,
cost less than loose-leaf ledgers.
Easy to prove daily postings, making
trial balance a cinch. Call and let
us show you.
Card riling System
and Office Equipment
316 Broadway, New York
elsewhere. Though this dclulls of ,
I'latiH of tin; war rolleRo nro kept
close hecret It Ih known that Mi
would be entered lit two points ( .
Cruz and along the Texas bonier.
For the movement agilnst Vera Cm
the navy would he called on to tiiKe iu4
fir Mt steps, Hattlcshlps currying all - ,,
HVallablo inartntH and bluejackets won il
be sent to Vera Cruis to tiike over tu
city nnd seize the. mllroHds aivl rollli
stock. Thence, this oilvmu'e expe(i1if,i
would make Its way iih clnso to M-.ic,
city its might be deemed advisable ui
(levotn Itself to the task of selting m,.
iiinliu.iliilng nil lines of commitment mn
belwein Vent Cruz and Mexico cltj
It H likely that nn additional fe-
would bo sent to Tnmpkn. nlo a r.i
mad letnilnus on the gulf can ,
perform the Mime service. Tlics. fnr ?
would be relltvl upon to kr. p ' ,K,
clear for the coming of tin mnM
foices of the army, to which v... , , i
given the task of pru'edlng r
taking Mexico city.
(in the north the flrft steps vvi. i i
to sel.e the railroad terminals nun i
Inif stock of the several rnlhoad i
Ing Mexico and the t.'nltcd States . u,r
the Texns, New Mexico and Atl..ti.i
It outlet s. This done, cavalry ep,.
tlons would be sent ahead to seize i. tn
tnunlcatlons nnd tc ihetn open tiiM
us far Into Mexico as might be pi.
Ilcable. Like the expeditionary force,
which would be sent to thr !ulf eoat
these troops would be rcMcd on to ni.nr.
tuln communication nnd open the wdl
for the coming uf the army dlvi...i,n
fluin the States north of the border
The army plani also call for th
-elzitie of the Important ports on 'hi.
west mast "f Mexico. For till", 'he
ships of the I'aclfte lloet, two of which
the Colorado and South Dakota, nr? al
I'ady on their way to Mexico, would h.
nrotiuht Into service.
' The task before the t'nltcd Pt.i'o.
then would be a closing In upon (he
Mexican capital and the reduction n'
the country as the several dlvlon
p-oceeded toward the capital.
It ii believed that protective fore",
win tin vo to he sent to Mexico in th'
Immediate present, but It Is tnucli
iioubttd that the movtraent will uk
i on the form of intervention during tht
i Taft Administration.
That Intervention will come by force
of circumstances In suhsefiuent evrntj
In Mexico ts the general conviction
. here, however, Army and navy oftlceri
and others Interested In the Mexican
j -"Ituatlon have been predicting it
. 1111 lllf I1.1IM.' OJii.-riiiuin.(i wi tllu ircn'l
of events for many months.
It Is admitted that the fnltcd Statu
Is not prepared for Intervention In
Mexico. It Is recognized by military
(lllllll'liur!. Hill .11" laei. Ul ULlUdl 111
ntlon with exercise of supreme con
trot over the country would bo a tn.
tuendous task, taxing heavily the pre..
etit available military forces of thi
BRITISH VIEW ON MEXICO.
"Inlervenllnn I'lim nldnlilr," ji
Sn'fttl lohlf HrniKitcft In Tn. ht s
Lo.M'i'N, Feb. 1.1. Tile newspapers
give much prominence to the news from
Mexico, but there Is little editorial ref
erence to the situation.
The Ntaiithtnl says: "Nobody wonM
perhaps seriously object If the Fiiltf.1
States carried hr activity further than
the sending of "hips to the coast tt !
to the interest of the t'nUed States tint
the security and stability of Central
America should increase with the com
pletion of the Panama Canal. Mexico
must get her affairs In proper order or
accept the Jealouu eupcrvtslon of hr
The Graphic says: "American Inter,
ventlon In Mexico ias been roinkrri
unavoidable by the Intolerable anarchy
In the whole country."
WILL PICK i ( T CAMP SITE.
Ofllrcrs In Arm noe nt Ifnlvrsloti ftir
Wasiiinuto.v, Feb. 12. Heports
reacheil here to-night that officers from
Fort Sam Houston have been nrdcreJ
to fiiilviton to prepare transports for
Vera Cruz. f!en. Wood denied thl-. bin
admitted that otlicers were going t"
rialveston to look over the ground for
a ramp site In the event of it brine
necessiry to rush troops to that pl.i"
(ien. Wood was emphatic in his sue
ni' tit that he had not yet ordered
movement of any troops, tt wis lejrnfl.
however, that -several railroads, ttuiud
Ing the Southern Paclllc, had been
notified to hold thi-mselvcs lu readlli"
for the movement of troops In th.'
event of an emergency.
WIRES "NOT IN ANY DANGER.'
I'nl her From
Meilro I ll.
Cut. ai;o, lVli. p.'. That American? In
the city of Mexico are In no Immlat'
danger Is indicated in a telegram sent '
the clo-e of .vesterday's struggle h lion
ert .1. Kerr, a Chicago attorney who t
In Mexico looking after the bu.-ine-
The telegram was received bv hi"
father, Samuel Kerr, also an attorn'
The message read:
"ltoinhardmcnt has ceased for thed.iv
No shots penetrated club, where we keep
pretty cloe. Not in any danger"
The club referred to is the Fnlvrrs-itv
Club, somewhat removed from the tone
occupied bv the battling forces
Chlcngoans are largely Interested tln.iti
clally in plantations nnd mines sonv'
distance from the city of Mexico and '''
suffi r practically no propertv l"s front
thi' battles within the cits, except a
thej sen ft tn Interrupt bu-ines. a
nearly all American concerns "ii Mexlc
have lirailiU.irters or br.ituh osubhs''
incuts In ilie capital.