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U.S. READY TO STEP OVER
INTO MEXICAN ROW
City, Feb. 11. Gen.
this afternoon said ex-
Porfirio Diaz would re
turn to take over government if
Madero was deposed.
Washington, Feb: 11. Presi
dent Madero has left Mexico City
with several hundred loyal troops
and is at Cuernavaca. 25 miles
distant. Gen. Diaz says further
bloodshed will be -avoided if pos
sible. Peace negotiations be
tween Diaz and Gen.' Huerta are
being carried on. The Zapatists
are marching- on Mexico City to
These were the main points on
Ambassador Wilson's report to
President Taft today.
President Taft will not change
his policy of non-intervention in
Mexico unless conditions become
more acute. The war college has
made plans by which 20,000
American troops can be thrown
across the border in four days.
Mexico Citpveb. 11. Loyal
and rebel 1 ops have taken up
positions fating each other and a
battle is Iwjprly expected.
Diaz arid Madero both pre
ferred a peaceful adjustment, but
the revolting army forced Diaz's
hand. When he failed to attack
Madero yesterday there were
mutterings among the soldiers
that he lacked courage. They
want to fight.
Gen. Angles, who was thought
loyal, went oVer to Diaz today.
A CABINET POSSIBILITY
Charles S. Barrett, who may be
Woodrow Wilson's secretary of
agriculture, was a member of
Roosevelt's country life commis
sion, and is serving his seventh
term as head of the largest organ
ization of farmers, the Farmers'
Union of ' America. Chiefly
through his efforts the farmers'
organization has grown from
nothing to 3,000.000 members.
Irate Corporal When you're
serving your country you ought
to know better'n grumble just be
cause some dust has blown in
your dinner. ' Recruit I don't
mind serving -my country, but I
ain't going to eat it.
"How do you distinguish the
waiters from the guests in this
cafe? Both wear dress clothes.''
"Yes : but the waiters keep
Fair tonight and Wednesday
for Chicago and vicinity; colder
tonight, with lowest temperature
about 8 degrees above zero; mod
erate northwest winds.