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Fair and warmer to-day; to
morrow unsettled.
Temperatures -jesterday Max
imum. 43; minimum, 17.
The Herald, . has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the newi of the world,
with many exclusive features.
XO. 2324
Federal Troops Begin Attack on Arsenal
Shortly After 10 o'Clock-Ad-vance
from All Sides.
' Mexico City, Feb. 14 (10:40 p. m.). Fierce attack on Diaz forcei
in arsenal began ten minutes ago. Many rapid-fire volleys and heavy
cannonading. This is the first night attack since the battle began
on Tuesday, and seems very determined, to judge from the sound of
the firing, which seems to be on all sides and to be getting fiercer
every minute. -
Mexico Citv. 1 b. 14 Madera lias abdicated After six das
of fighting in the Erects of the capital city of a great republic, after
the loss of at least four thousand lives, the President who won his
place bv reolt has viclded to revolt.
lie has not ielded to IiN antagonist, Diaz
Francisco dc la liarra, formei provisional president, the neutral
patriot of MiMio. vvi'l axxiime the rein; of government.
(o(.iti;xx -o i skoxiov
I'.iit de la Uarr.i tx a genius of diplomacy, a man beloved of both
factionx It is almoxt certain that he will stop the disastrous fighting.
The Mexican Congress i- now
evening) and ix making preparation to rcccic the rcxignation of Fran
cisco Madcro It ix the dutv of the body to immediately constitute a
-uccceding President De la Uarra i the man chosen.
lie whom Madero practical! drove out of the national palace
M-xterdaj morning when he sought to make peace, and risked his life
liv demanding the President', res-
lunation, will, hcvond much doubt,
be to-morrow morning the prac
tical dictator of the republic.
InDonncfd ll Legation.
11 hat Is awaited i the formal an-
i iiincrnit Dt to the two chambers of
ongre-s that Madero has given up
! is position as futile liead of a gov-
rrment that rannoi protect its own
itizihs nor those of forcisn coun-
Kaphael Hunandez. minister of gob
rtnacion. will also rcUsn. it is reported
The Intended resignation of Midero
t announced on the authoritv of the
Biitish Ideation win re- de la Barra
now the chief figure in Mexico took
(perau refuse vesterdav after he
had iked the President to ompromi'-e
with the rebels or resign
D la Bnrra on his wai to the benaic
number this eirning toppd and ad-
liesed a ihrong of "iCW in the xireet
The finns had lone -since ceased after a
ia of deadli- peril He assured the citi
7"ns that there would be peace to-mor-lon
and that ill could return to their
hon e lie was cliecred
ltr-.uK of I'rclirr
Mad o x alKliratlon is the
ult otlcertiin
i eineni'ous pressure brought to liear bj
r r. isn diploinatx repicsenting the 1 nltid
xtatix itul the other powers. Ministi
mil aiulnsador- hae actu ill) Makcd
t hi liie- in threatening lengcance lor
t 1 atli of foieUuern in the b-rbariou
w frfaie that h Ix-cn going on to-
unx Mis mum tint! is oiu of absolute
iiiu-erffTmv Ue la IS irra will demand
iiieieli tli rights of the people Hut he
1 in a pomon to let the people choose
lieond the shadow of doubt he will rot
sanction mor lighting unles Diaz mikes
a mil attarl. in the morning De la
Birra is not a representative of Made-
i II leprexent Mexico
Talk or Murines.
Vim ik.ins are liojiefol after receiiing
'he news of tin r.pproach of liattleships
from their own eountri If lighting
should continue to morrow the need of
mirins will be desperate A tivelve-lion-
run from Vera Cruz will bring the
marines, but the must come as soon a"
landed in order to do ans good pro-"
Aided the situation does not develop In
the ini tint appears to be now intended
The Mexicans, eager for a cessation of
hostilities confident in de li Barra, are
lm reaslnsli hostile to citizens of the
I lined Ft ites ince the reports of Inter
iintiuli haie come
Widespread Revolt.
Telegrams received at the American
l.mbjssi indicate tha the 1 ederal forces
t Uzumba. Miralore-., La Campania,
Chalco Tlalpam. and Sandafael have
leiolted and declared for Diaz. In most
ax.-s the officers have been killed.
Tli.. first Corps of Tturales. number
ing . at Tepexpan. ten miles from the
apital. revolted when ordered to Mexico
Citi t., fight
levolutionari :utHlt in Durango has
t-n revived, and the Federal campaign
there has ben ineffective Much brigan-
lage is reported from han Luis Pototi.
Severe fighting is reported at Charcos
mU Catorce Rebels robbtd a train of
.("I-'! ieso lu Duiango seterd-ii
The Mad-ro proiieitj at Orunu Dora
has oen destnijeil bj the rebels, who
also hive burned the villages of .Salado,
Charcos Ostorcc, and Vanegax
V rebel attack on Vera Cruz is feared
Cooking Prizes To-day
Valuable prizes given for
best kitchen products entered
by "pupils" in Mrs. Helen
Armstrong Ruggles lecture
course at National Rifles
Armory Hall, under auspices
The Washington Herald
Contestants make entries
at 10 a. m. See page nine
for particulars.
in sexxion (it ix 7 o'clock in the
in that citv Five hundred rebels under
Galindo arc within a snort distance of
the clt.v
Conditions are growing worse at Cota
Chica. and the situation in Chihuahua is
described as precarious The 3.000 reg
ular troops In the state are said to be
for Diaz, while there are 5.000 v olunteers
who have been organized b Madero
leaders and are loval to the President.
The regulars possess all the artllleri In
the state and control the principal towns.
Twelve hundred rebels are said to be
readv to Join them
The Cuban cruiser Cuba is txpected at
Vera Cruz to-morrow morning with a
Teglment of IrfTantr. which the Mexican
Ambassador at Havana asked that the
"Vlican goicrnment p rmlt to laud and
pre eed to Mexico Citj to protect the
Ctlliau Legation
Mexico Cm. Teh II The fighting was
resumed earlier to-da than on anv pre
ceding morning of the six diss' battle In
the xtieets
as more desperate and more un-
ine ieoerai wno nau triea it ausK
la-t evening to charge down Balderas
Mre-t and take the arsenal by storm,
but who had lieen repulsed with the loss
of 10U men brazenlv made a like attempt
this morning
Dlazs field guns ai the street-end and
his machine guns on tin building roofs,
manned In the best niarksnn n In the
countri, simpli tore the cavalri line or
Madero into shreds From the windows
of the Mexican Herald Building one
could see the brave, sjmmetrlc, charging
ranks disrupted It was like the serried
fall of the kevs of a plater piano only
the human keis did not come up again
Thcv fell lloundering under their dilng
horses A pitiful few held back under
cover of the federal guns There were
prolablj LW dead left in the street.
.ine government forces were reported
Pace Three.
Cleveland. Ohio. Feb It Clevelanders
who go home from the office late and ex
pect to find dinner waiting for them,
women who insist on taking their break
fasts in bed, md stilt other women.
perhaps the. same women, who negli
gently toss their nighties on the floor
when dressing In the morning, had bet
ter "look out " The Housemaids' Union
Is after them
jiiss nose cnarvat. ine union's orir.in-
lzer. at the union's meeting to-da,y pro
posed that the housemaids demand ex
tra pa ror the extra work occasioned
bj the late dinner, bj the lazy mis
tress and the careless mistress
"Vh should we work on a different
basis from that of other workers?" Miss
Chan at asked "What's the matter "with
a ten-hour day with extra pay for over
time?" Xo one Could Jmd an) thing the matter
with the suggestion and so at the next
meeting the new rules will be adopted.
llorearope of Indiana. Woman Works
Ont aa Foretold.
ivabash. Ind , Feb. l( Ten ears ago.
airs Walter Rldenou. who was then
Miss Emma I'rtckctt, had her fortune
told. The soothsayer told her that within
next decade she would marry, have
one child, divorce her husband, go In
sane, and then remarry. During the ten
ears which have elnpsed the woman
has wed, had ono child, was made de
fendant In a divorce suit filed two weeks J
and tills afternoon was taken tn
jail a maniac. Her relatives are won
dering If Uie remainder of the predictions
maae oj ine fortune-teller will- come
true. Worry over the divorce action la
said to hRve caused the woman to have
lot her mind.
Ambassador Wilson Declares His Utterances Are
Producing Bad Effect in Mexico City Report
Based on "Misconception of My Purpose"
Says Pan-American Director.
Startling evidence of the State Depart
ment's keen resentment over the activity
of John Barrett, director of the Pan-
American Union, In the Mexican situa
tion is contained In a statement given
out bj the State Department early this
Mr. Barrett. In a pclilic statement
Thursday, suggested mediation on the
part of the United States government,
with the co-operation of representatives
from Mexico and other Latin-American
republics The statement given out bv
the department is In the form of a
sharp protest from- Ambassador Wilson
at Mexico Citj- Here it is.
Amhnsador Wilson telegraphs to Irt-
oulre whether anything can be done to
restrain Mr. John Barretts mischievous
actlvitj. He states that Mr. Barrett's
utterances are bel, g published In Mexico
Cit and are producing a bad effect on
the situation, whlih calls for anything
rather than scntimentalltv and amateur
politic The Ambassador adds that the
American celoni at Mexico Cit regents
Mr. Barrett'M utterances and protests
against them"
This brief note, handed out bj the
htate Department, is one of the shirpcst
reloinders that 'has ben made In the
diplomatic correspondence of the United
States in recent lears Being aimed at
the head of an organization which aims
at the promotion of Units 'and good feel
ing among the twentv-onn republics of
North and South America and the Carib
bean, the Star Department's action
caused little, short of a sensation
It was known that both ITesiacni -ran
and Secretarv Knox keenlv relented the
suggestion which Mr. Barrett threw out
in the form of a letter addressed to Mr
Sentence to Be Pronounced To-day.
Liable to 55,000 Fine and
Detroit. Mich.. Feb 14 All defendants
In the Bathtub Trust case were found
guilty by the Jurj In the I'nltcd States
District Court here late this afternoon.
Judge Clarence W. Sessions will pro
nounce sentence Saturday mornlpg
The charge was violation of the Sher
man apti-trust law. in that through an
agreement between a majorltj of the
manufacturers of bathtubs and nearly
all of the 400 Jobbers they ab-olutely
fixed prices in all parts of the countrj.
They are liable to a penaltv of Jo.000
fine or one jear In Jail, or both.
Among tho defendants are a number
of most prominent men or nttstiurg.
Louisville. Baltimore, New York, and
There are eleven individual defendants
and eleven companies. The Individuals
are Herman L. Hoelscher. Chicago: J. F.
Durjea, JCew Torts: IJojd G. McCrum.
Xew York: If. T. Gates, Xew York; A.
Borden, Salem. Ohio; Theodore Ahrens.
Louisville. K.; r. J. Torrens, Pittsburg,
E. U Dawes, Pittsburg: T. R. Barnes,
Mansfield, Ohio; A. Welsklttel, Balti
more, and -J. K. Wright, Wheeling,
I'assadena, Cal , Feb II A decided
surprise was sprung on Pasadena so
ciety this afternoon when Samuel Brlnk
erhouse Thorne, of IMS Fifth Avenue,
Xew YorK, and Miss Gertrude Kem
merer, a wealthy resident of Mauch
Chunk, ra., were quietly married and
left the Hotel Green, where both were
stopping, for UiveVside, where they will
pass their honeymoon at the Glenwood
Mission Inn.
Thorne and Miss Kemmerer secured n
marriage license early this morning In
J-os Angeles, giving their ages as thirty
and thirty-six respectively. lie had been
here only a few days and any engage
mcfif between him and Miss Kemmcrer,
who had resided at the Hotel Green
with a companion for several months.
was wholly , unsuspected. ,
It was said that Thome was a full
back and Captain on the Yale
team several -years ago and as
conslderablt'renown in amateur
rhoto by Dind B. EJmonstrsi,
Taft and the chairmen of the Foreign
Relations Committees of Congress.
When Mr. Barret was aroused from his
bed this morning and the dispatch was
read to him. he replied that he believed
the report from Mexico was based on an
entire misconception of hls-purpo-ie and
C what h had raid
"He flt that a full report of his rnom-ineudutiou-
and an ar count of his motivo
could not have rfachHl Mexico
He declared that h had be n artintrd
n erclj bi a di-idr. to suggest something
that would prevent Intervention, and that
ie had not intended his communication
to be in anv sene critical of the admin
Iteeutril b i
I uplial
f Vlexir
Feb 1
Mexico (in
of the Aniericin oloin late to-do
adopted the fnlliiiiln resolution
The American colon will be- grate
ful to the press of the 1'nlted Mules
if It will indicate to the American
p oplc the lust harm which Is being
done In the Indiscreet c oininent of
John I'arrctt on the Mexicvn situation
and his promised plans for Its ameliora
tion, nhiih are published hen
'This is Hit 111, tirte foe dlKi usslnir.
trit for eierg"tic action
"The A-uTiti-n governments attitude
f activit- and alertnesx as revealed
jeMenlji. made an excellent Impression
here ltli in soaring the two contest
ants who ir waging a cevere wirfirti
In Mexico Cits and in arresting the panic
anions the fonin element"
xcxltn (IF Tilt: AVEltlfAN OlIONT"
City in Flames and Bulgarian Bom
bardment Continues
Iaiiulon. Feb. It. The downfall of Ad
nanople is reported as imminent by dis
patches from Sofia to-night. The city
has been In flames since last, night, and
the Baulgarlans have been bombarding
the fortress without respite all dav. to
day. JIanj Turkish soldiers have de
serted the garrison and made their es
cape past the Turkish lines
Sofia also -eporls Bulgarian victories
In the fighting along the Tchatalja lines
The Baulgars bombarded a Turkish ship.
supposedly a war vessel, which stranded
In the Black Sea to-da.
Retaliatory measures against the
Greeks arc reported from Athens to have
been adopted by the authorities In Con'
stantinople. Two thousand Greeks are
said to be under arrest in the capital, and
large numbers have been expelled.
A dispatch from Constantinople states
that a serious revolt is under way In
Albania, 10.(00 men. led by Issa Bolotlnatz
and two other chiefs, being reported ad
vancing from DJakova upon Debra, which
Is occupied by Servian troops
I-oi Angeles, CaL. Feb. II A masked
burglar armed with a revolver met Mrs.
Fred Morris at her front door at 3S
Pecan Street early to-day as she was
leaving the house to seek a physician
for her dying bab. Disregarding tho
man's demand for money, Mrs. Morris
asked him If he knew an thing about
babies and croup.
"I've got five." replied the burglar,
and I know all about croup."
Grasping the burglar by the arm, Mrs.
Morris dragged him Into the bedroom
where h Infant lav gasping for "breath.
Taking the sick baby in his arms, the
burglar administered hom remedies, and
after an hours Irr-.tment relieved It of
the 'membrane which was. choking it.
1hcti. placing the infant In'jts erib, the
e football I bWglar tucked a S3 bill in its hand 'and,
WeTI'rteou,iLrCmOVe,1 "" m"flcd
athletic, from the nous.
Refuses to State What Action
President May Take To
day, However.
Tosgki Are Awaiting the Opporfauitj
to Start a Reign of Terror in
Helpless City.
Mexico City, Feb II Juan banches
Azcona. Madero' private secretary, em
phatically denies that the President has
resigned, but refuses to state what ac
tion In this direction his chief may take
Tough gangs of rebel ssmpathlzers
are parading the streets to-night shout
ing. "Viva Diaz!" and threatening pe
destrians unless they shout the same
thing. There are many signs to Indi
cate that these lawless mobs, unre
strained by authorlt), are awaiting the
opportunltj to start a reign of terror
throughout the helpless cltv
Volunteer guards are patrolling the
business section to prevent looting, but
It Is doubtful If they are strong enough
to withstand any kind of a concerted
IVople nrrall) Kxeltrd.
Kvery one is greatly excited over the
report of Madero s resignation, all hop-
It is true, but doubting that he has
decided to abdicate
The belief prevails in many quarters;
that Madero will hold out until the pres
sure against lilm becomes Irresistible
and even then he may try to escape the
city ami establish a capital elsewhere.
He Is said to believe even jet that the
people need him, and his patriotic duty
is not to desert them. He is obsessed
with the idea that he Is the reincarna
tion or Benito Juarez and the saviour of
his country.
Hepresentatlve Tom lletlin of Alabama,
ho made a speech last Sunday, In which
he declared that M per cent of the suf
fragettes were divorcees, that 3 pr
cent were seeking divorces, and that the
remainder were living unhappily with
their husbands. Is sorry he opened his
mouth on th subject
lleflln has received hundreds of
letters denouncing his views on woman's
suffrage. The Alabama member has
been highlv commended, however, bj the
anils' ai a oatrlot. a sta'esman. and
a scholar. Yesterday he received a let-1
ter signed bj Mrs N 1 V blttler. Mrs.
U A. Putnej. and Mrs E. E. Whcelr.
of Lexington. Mass , indorsing his posi
tion toward woman s suffrage The lat
ter concludes as follows.
"May there be found In the present
Congress man) like vourself who will
ivote and speak for the modest, refined,
I Jiome-ioi II1K
omen who do not wish
suffrage thrust upon them '
Impressive Honors Paid Explorer and
Companions Who Perished
in Far South.
I,ondon. Feb II A memorial service to
the memorj of Capt. Robert F. Scott and
his four brave companions who perished
In the Antarctic circle after having
reached the South Pole, was held at
noon to-dav In St. Haul s Cathedral.
ftoial honors were paid, a tribute sel
dom accorded a scientific conquerer. as
King George attended the ceremonies
Throughout the city of Iaindon Hags
were at half-mast through tho day.
While the services were being held Capt
Scott's tiling message, which toM In such
simple language the death struggle of
the brave explorers beneath the South
ern cross, was read In the schools In
order to set before Kngllsh school chil
dren the heroic example of the martirs
to science
The Archbishop of Canterburj. head
of the Kngllsh Church, took a leading
part In the services Efore the cere
monies began a bugler from the Gold
stream Guards plaied "taps" The
solemnly of the occasion affected man.
King George arrived at the Cathedral
promptly upon the stroke of 12 o'clock
and as he entered, the big delegation of
British sailors who were present arose
and. with their officers, saluted.
Among the sp;ctators were Premier
Asqulth, Mrs. Asqulsh, First Lord of the
Admiralty Churchill, Home. Secretary
McKcnna. Foreign Minister Sir Edward
Grey, Chancellor David l.lojd George.
Colonial Secretary Lewis Harccurt.
Lord Mayor Sir David Burnett, of Lon
don: a number of foreign ambassadors,
representatives of the British Antarctic
Committee and members of the Geo
graphical Soclet).
Seated In the choir was a pathetic
black garbed group of mourners com
posed of relatives and personal friends
of the dead explorers.
Immediately after King George's en
trance the congregation sang "Rock of
Ages," which the King knew so well
that he sang without the aid of a hjmn
New York, Feb. H Thirty New York
members of his old command, the rough
riders, at a reunion and banquet held in
the Hotel Plaza to-night, uraed Theodore
Roosevelt to organize a brigade of rougn
riders and a battery of horse artillery for
duty as a flying wedge from the banks of
the Rio Grande to the environs of Mex
ico City, in the event or Intervention.
The suggestion that Roosevelt be the
brigadier commanding and that the Ques
tion be formally presented to him brought
a ollcy of cheers.
Among those present beside the guest
of honor were MnJ. Gen. Leonard Wood.
who was the original colonel of the regi
ment. Roosevelt 'then being second In
rommand. and Richard Harding Davis,
the one honorary member. ,
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SEXATon er.inc nooT.
His colleagues In both Houses to-day
will keen Senator Boot of Xew York
busy receiving their congratulations on
his good health, the sixty-eighth anni
versary of his birth, benator Root was
born at Clinton, N Y. He is considered
one of the nioit able authorities In the
world on laws governing corporations,
and Is looked upon as the man who will
put the Republican party In powe- again.
It Is the belief of the pollie that there
Is another "Jack the Ripper" abroad In
Washington, vhose object is to mutilate
omen's gowns This be'lef conies from
the stary told last night b Miss Francis
Hsloff, of New- York, who is visiting her
sister l ffi h Street southeast.
Iss Ksloff was returning to her sif
ter's lioute late vesterdaj afternoon
f ter a. day's flopping. The car w is
crowded. When Miss Kgloff got home
Khe found that the right sd- of her
skirt had been Mashed. There was a
cut nbout a foot and a l-ulf Jong.
The direction precluded the Idea that it
wis a tear according to Miss Lcluff.
She rciiorteil the case to the pollco of
the Fifth Precinct, and the) are looking
tor a nun whose mania Is slashing.
This cuss has recalled to the police
the case of Max Krcbs a young German,
who was arrested In December. liS", tor
the same offense. He confessed and was
deport ed
Man Who Defied Pojo Committee Pub
Up $2,000 ia Contempt
Xew ork. Teb II George Garr
Henrj. partner of the banklnr firm of
William Salomon . Co, was arrested to
daj on an I ldictment returned against
him by a Federal graml Jury In the
District ef Columbia The Injtc.
charges him with contempt, in that
refused to answer certain ouestMis
asked ilm while he was on the wnts
stand before the PuJo Money Tni"t In-
vestigatlnc committee last Januar
United States Marslnl Henkel, who
made the arrest, escorted the banker
to the -ifTice of United States Commi
slonor Shleh's who fixed ball at JJ.K
Cash to thi3 amount was mnded over
liv Mr lKnri to the marshHl He then
returned "o his bark and denied himself
to reporter', referring all inquirers ti
his attnrnei s who also dcllned to dk,
;ciiss the t ise. excent to saj that tho
would reil-t the extradition of their
client to he uttermost limit of the law
Mr Henri's alleged contcmrcv con
sisted In his refusing to answer a -iues-
Ucn b Samuel t'ntermjer. counsel for
the Pujo cummittee. for the names of
the nitional liauks that participated with
Salomon 1 Co in financing the Califor
nia Ptrolcum Compan.
Mr Henr s tight against extradition
for trial at Washington will be. it is
said, the first test of the constitution
ality of the statutes which empower
Congressional coi.imitttes to exercise the
same power as the courts In eempelling
witnesses to teitifv against their wish
or te punisiied for contempt
Ask that Arbitration Board of Six
Members Be Appointed Will
ing to Modify Sun estion.
New York, Feb H Although
eleventh-hour offer of a new form of
arbitration was made by the managers'
committee of the Eastern railroads and
submitted to the railroad firemen li
their headquarters In the Broadwa Cen
tral Hotel late to-night the possibilities
of a strike did no: appear to be mate'
risllv lessened at midnight
The managers' offer, as submitted by
United States Judge Jiartin e. Jvnapp
and G. W. V. Hanger, acting labor com
missioner, was that an arbitration board
of stx members be appointed This board
should Include two representatives of the
firemen, two representatives of flne rail
road companies, ami two disinterested
members, all to be appointed In the
same manner as the board provided for
In the Krriman act.
The Erdman act. however, calls for
onl) three members, and the firemen
voted unanimously this afternoon not to
accept any terms of mediation except
as provided by the law.
Accompan) lug copies of the arbitration
offer, as sent to the newspapers, was
this statement from the managers' com
mittee: "The managers' committee Is agree
able to any modification of the above
plan which may provide for a board of
more than three arbitrators."
It is for a board of three arbitrators
that the firemen are holding out.
Itnlea tn Mrllaa Cw.
New York. Feb. H. The case of Ed
ward F. Myliits, Judge Norrls made plain
to-day during the Inbeas corpus pro
ceedings in the United States Circuit
Court, hinges upon the question whether
or not the .libeling of th King of Eng
land for whiih Mlnik was convicted.
involved moral turpitude.
The court ordered both sides to submit 1 1- .i .- it
briers by.next Monday and refuses uiM'O"' tlJC JOtingcr tolkS.
$? on ba"' promUiDC "'Order Your Copy To-day
The court ordered both sides to submit
Report that Mexican Presi
dent Has Resigned Is
Credited Here.
Officials Confident that if de la Barra
Is Made Proritional President
Present Troubles Win Cease.
Tlie news that Francisco Madero
lias resigned the Presidency of
Mexico, and that Francisco de la
Barra is to be the Provisional Pres
ident of Mexico pending another
election, vas joyfully received in
Washington last night, and lifted
a great burden of anxiety from the
authorities of the government. The
outcome of the Diaz revolt in Mex
ico City was regarded as almost too
good to be true.
While the State Department had
not at a late hour received official
confirmation of the report of Ma
dera's resignation from Ambassa
dor Wilson, officials of the depart
ment found no reason to doubt the
truth of the report. Both Secre
tary of State Knoic and Assistant
Secretary Wilson declared that
they could make no comment on
the subject until the department
lias heard from Ambassador Wil
son. No Chance In 1'ollry.
It was pointed out that however de
sirable the new arrangement In Mexico
City ma be as relief from the Intoler
able state of affairs of the last week
It einnot alter the policy of the United
States with respect to Mexico. The one
great desideratum with regard to
Mexico, as far as the Washington ad
ministration Is concerned, has been and
will continue to be the protection or
American life and property within that
country. The provisional administra
tion of da la Barra and the govern
ment which may succeed him will be
satisfactory to the United States in
exactlv the same degree that it suc
ceeds In giiing proper protection to
American interests in Mexico. Failure
afford such protection to American
life and propert will bring down upon
Mext"i government sharp re
the United States. Just
x-Jn of de Ia Barra. as
rr dent of Mexico was antl
t -at night with the utmct
optimism and a strong b-lief that It
will mean better things In Mexico In
the near future, to say nothing of put
ting an end to the frightful conflict
which has gone on ever since Sunday. It
has been the earnest prajer of the ad
ministration during these most trvlng
dajs that either b defeat or compromise
some definite outcome would be achieved
at the earliest possible hour Then
is everv indication that the actual re
sult is regarded bv- the administration
as Jut aliout the most fortunate thing
that could possibly have happened.
De I.a Barra la ropnlar.
It is believed that the selection of
de la Barra to resume the task he laid
damn when President Madero was inaug
urated Is an even better outcome than
would have been the triumph of either
Madeto or Diaz. During his term as
proiisional president between Porfirio
Diaz and Madero. de la Barra had the
rcarti support of all factions and ele
ments in th- milltarv and civil popu
lation of Mxlco In fact, Francisco
Madero and his relatives were the onlv
people In all Mexico with whom de la
1'arra had the slightest friction He
left offiie with a record of splendid
achievement, ind was at that time ac
credited with having done a great work
In bringing Mexico safely through a dan
serous period of reorganization.
Though the resignation of Madero and
substitution of de la Barra as the head
of the Mexican government is regarded
here as most fortunate, as relieving the
present situation, it is b no means con
sidered as a final settlement of the Mex
lean problem. Vfter two years of ex
asperating experience, the administration
is convinced that there will be a Mexican
problem until some man appears In that
Conltnned on raa;e Three.
Dandy Stories For
The Young Folks
The Luck of Laramie Ranch
Stories, by John Harliottlc.
The Enchanted Glasses, by Rus
sell Gore.
Why Is a Yankee, bv Dan Bearrl.
Serena Ann's First Valentine, bv
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman.
(The second installment.)
All of them TO-MORROW in
Boys' and Girls' Magazine
Section of The
Washington Herald
. Sam Loyd's Puzzles
Three more of them to-morrow.
Fascinating and cntcrtaininc
brain-tlcv elopers of the JEM" degree
The Grown-ups get as much
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