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DEEPLY STIRRED Press Regards Debt De? cision as a Public -Calamity. MUST BE SETTLED BY BOND ISSUE Republican Administrations Blamed With Criminal Misman? agement?No Doubt About Settlement of Claim?Only Hope Is to Avoid Pay? ing Interest. Judging from the way In which the newspaper* of West Virginia, just arriving in Richmond, handled the de? cision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the State debt matter, the results were vastly more impres? sive in that State than in Virginia. Ono of West Virginia's leading news? papers devotes practically all of Its ront page to various stories on the decision, while all of the papers speak of Hb importance. It Is notable that tho Republican adminl?tratlons of the past are blamed j in many quarters for the difficulties In ?which Wen Virginia now finds her eelf. The outstanding bonds and cer? tificates could have been settled long ago by tho payment of a small per? centage of the par value, according to several people who unburdened them? selves on tho subject, und the Legis lature. run by Republicans, had per? sistently refused to treat with Vir? ginia or with tho certificate holders ; In any way. Would Avoid i nie rent. The Wheeling Register suggests, possibly because the wlBh Is father! to the thought, that an Impression I exists that "a compromise will be ef- j fected with Virginia by which all claims to Interest will be abandoned, following the judgment against West S'irglnla. It Is even held that the language of the opinion Is a covert r-uggestion to Virginia that it may give up it- claim to Interest." Tho Register asks: "Would It not be In order for the coming session of the Legislature to ascertain what State officials, both past and present, own Virginia certificates?" ? Certain It Is that the announcement of the decision of the court In favor of Virginia, by which the younger State is held to owe 17.1 S2.507 , of the j ancient debt, lias produced a profounn impression. Discussion Is rife as to how the amount lb ever tip be paid. It was the general belief that the State Constitution prohibited the Issuance of bonds, but it Is now pointed out by former Governor W. M. O. Dawson. Who was one of the attorneys for West Virginia during the litigation, that there- I ? an exception which covers this case 'I'hf clause which will per? mit bonds to be Issued in this instance is as follows: t oven Beck Liability. "No debt shall be contracted by this State except to meet casual deficits In the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the State, to suppress in- ! surrcctlpn, repel Invasion, or defend the State In time of war; but the pay- j ment of any liability other than that for the ordinary expenses of the State Shall bo equally distributed over a period of at lea.?:t twenty years," Under this section twenty-year bonds can be issued In series, payable one-twentieth annually; to cover "a previous liability." which would ap? ply to the State debt. Senator S. V. Woody, of Clklns, com? ments as follows: "The Republican partv in West Vir? ginia has made a great pretense of de? fending that suit, and lias appropriated and paid out of tho public treasury tinder the pretense of defending the. suit. $113.000 already. At the last set sion of the Legislature c further ap? plication by the Hoard of Public Works for an appropriation of $50.000 for the ] further defense of that suit was made; j notwithstanding the fact that the suit j had been argued and submitted to the i Supreme Court at that time, and 1 re- i gret to say that a Democratic T.egisla Hire appropriated the money, in spite ! of tho protest of a few Democratic I Senators." Dud ManoRrincnt. The opinion that thoi suit has been mismanaged seems to lie general For? mer Governor William A.' MacCorklc says: "1 do not think it has been well managed, but the real bad manage? ment arises from the fact that the s-uit could have been ore vented if the West Virginia attorneys had taken in? terest in doing so. I regard this as one of the greatest issues In West Virginia politics. In all the campaign:* 1 have made since the organization ol i the suit I have discussed the want of interest of the West Virginia authori? ties in not preventing this legislation; and it will 1)0 one. of the Issues in the coming campaign. This Is ? matter of 1 ho greatest moment which has occur? red to West Virginia since the war. ]t will take experience, good sense and patriotism to solve for our people this j great question.'' The Wheeling Register takes it hard. 3t says: "There Is no silver lini"-*- to this cloud, look tit is as we may It is a terrible Incubus that comes oh us In a night like a swarm of locusts to devastate the land and impoverish the people. The outlook is deeply discour? aging and the conclusion Is,that the management of West Virginia's inter? ests has been a delusion and a botch - ti failure of stich magnitude that it has been almost criminal." "While apparently there is no judg? ment rendered rind the opinion is onlv tho finding of the amount decided by the court as proper for West Virgin la to'pay. the .decision of the court is regarded as final," in the opinion of the Charles? ton Gazette. "The suggestion that tit best the Supreme Court could only award judgment, and the plaintiffs in the ease would be powerless to execute judgment, would be poppycock. Wheth? er the opinion gives actual Judgment or Is merely a finding, the decision ot the Supreme Court must bo regarded tis binding. West Virginia cannot he In the position of being a repudiator f of valid obligations. Such a postion would encompass the ruin of the State's credit and would disorganize propertv rights." This attitude on the part of the West Virginia press is of much interest here. Tt is recalled that for years that State has been utterly disdainful of Vir? ginia's claims, and at the beginning of each session of t hp Legislature there was a rush' jo see *\yhlch member (Continued on Third Page.) ' BY LIFE-SAVERS Eight Members of Man? churia's Crew Rescued in Breeches Buoy. VESSEL BURIED DEEPER IN SAND Will Probably Withstand Storm at Least for Night?More Than Twenty Men Still on Board, and Efforts to Get Them Ashore Will Be Resumed To-Day. I Norfolk, Va., March S?Undaunted after a day and night of battle in one] of the worst st-irms this coast has ex- j pcriencod In years, life-savers to-night.: rescued eight of the thirty-five or more men en hoard the stranded stcahiei Manchuria, which lies "00 fec-t from thr beach, three miles from Little Island; and nine miles south of Virginia Beach; I Blinder] by a terrific snowstorm, with n howling northeast gale dashing mountain-high waves all over them and over the ship on whose decks clung Hie life-loving crew, tho life-savers tried and tried to shoot a line to them, that mean: at least hope. When the wind caught the ;ine and threw It from Its course or caused it to fall Just n few feet snort of Its intended goal, the bravo men. who sometimes stood In i water waist-high, tried again. At last the-.- succeeded, and almost with cheers tin- men on the deck of the ship await? ed tiie coming of the breeches buo'y:| But the victory was not won. Tho ? waves were js'o high and struck the| beach with su:!i force that the life -1 savers could not make fast the anchor-1 age. and Eeveral of the turn w ere caught; by the angry waves und dashed high upon the beach. They came back at their task again, and finally made the] life line fast, shot the basket out to j the stranded ship, and brought ashore, j one by one. eight members of the . row Thrilling Hckcuc. The rescue was a thrilling one, and Its like perhaps may never be seen again; As the life buoy shot down the cable, sometimes It would be caught bj a high wave, and the men In It would be completely covered by water. Theit journey to shore was almost entirely! under water. The storm :ncrcased in fury until j the waves beat back on the beach for! several hundred fcctf end the life-s*y--i ers, recognizing IhVt if would be sui? cide to attempt to take off any more of the erew, abandoned the work of rescue for the time Vicing. From the Manchuria signals were flashed which said that the ship was leaking, but would probably withstand the storm for the night nt least. The vessel has been driven closer In, near? er the shore, and appears to be buried deeper in the sand. She appears slight-, iy listed, but is said to be in no iinme- ! diate innger. Her condition is said to1 be good, but some fears of ever saving her were expressed to-night. The' wrecking tug Rescue, that went to the assistance of the stranded vessel yes? terday, was forced to return to Norfolk: out of the storm. She will return to the scene of the wreck at daybreak: To Aid In Work. It is reported that the Rescue trans- I f.errcd nine of her crew to the Man-] churla yesterday to aid in tlie effort"; mad-, to float the vessel. The wire to (.'ape Henry went down with the storm to-day, and no word i from the vessel was received after 1G< o'clock to-night. There are thirty-! lour live-savers standing on the beach.1 near the stranded ship. They repre? sent tlic crews of False Cape, Dam; Neck and Little Island stations. IN DANGER OF DROWNING Score* or r.ntlfttcd 3len In Peril on ! Strnnded 'Pur. Norfolk, Va.. March U.? For eight ' hours last night and this morning 100 enlisted men from the American bat- 1 tlcship fleet, now in Cuban waters, wore in momentary danger of losing their lives In Hampton Roads, when the naval tug Uncas r,'snt ashore two miles south of the Rip Raps. Tin; supply ship Celtic arrived yes? terday from Cuba with a big draft of men; whose terms of enlistment have, or will expire shortly. The Uncas was : ? at - lied froth the Norfolk navy yard | to hi .11 ? the men to this city. When i the Utg started back to'Norfolk, de- I spite the fact that the channel is wide ' and deep, she Iti some way got per? haps 1.000 feet off her course and hit ithe beach. Ail night long the tug blew whistles of distress, fired rockets and revolvers, but only one tug came to her assistance. This tug. in trying to reach the Uncas, was driven ashore, managed to get off again, but would not risk another chance of stranding. The lug lay to, however, near the Uncas. The men say they were in peri! every moment of losing their lives, and were obliged to run from one side of the tug to the other all night. They say the tug came very near turning over oh several occasions, and they thought every minute would be their last. The Uncas stranded at 7 o'clock last night, nhd did not get off until about 3 o'clock this morning. The Uncas in ; commanded by Boatswain Cmcry, and I the men blame aim for the grounding i of the boai. Xjval oflicials refuse to discuss the affair to-night, hut an investigation will be mndo to ascertain the cause of the mishap. NOT YET INF?RMED China Knows Nothing of HusmIii'n Police Hunt l'lllnN. Poking. March S.~T'ue Chinese gov? ern nicht-has not -yet been Informed re? garding Russia's intention of putting police boats on the Amur. Tt is stated nt the Russian legation that the pro? ject evidently is only for quarantine, purposes;, The melting of the snows is anx? iously awaited, because it is believed that if cither Russia or ,1apan lias ag? gressive designs, this will interfere with the movement of troops.;and will uau.se f.ufllcient delay to permit of a settlement of controversial questions. The financial losses, both directly and indirectly, through the stoppage of the railway Is' enormous. i Program Calls for Revision of Few Schedules. BUSINESS NOT TO BE DISTURBED Leaders Firm for Legislation Along. Conservative Lines. Cannon Already Bone of Contention, and May Be Cause of Fight Within Republican Party. Washington, I). C, March S. ?Demo- ! cratle congressional leaders remain? ing in the city, a number of whom have been visiting President Taft, de? clare that sentiment Is crystallizing! among thern for only a partial re \ ision of the tariff at the extra sessioni leaving further revision to be made j from time to time as the party deems' best. ' If this program hi adopted by Scn-I ate and House Democrats, it is pre- ; dieted that there will be an early ad? journment <?f the extra session of , Congress, with no business having j been transacted except ratification of the Canadian reciprocity treaty ana. revision of something like .t dozen sechdulej of Hie Aid rich-.Payne tariff bill; ; Senators overman, of .Vorth Carolina; ??con, of Georgia, conservatives, ami. Owen, of Oklahoma, radical, are thr<-. of the leading Senate Democrats who j say that the country need not. look} for the party to split open business interests by . a wholesale revision, j Ctiamp Clark, Democratic Speaker-to be of the next House Is said on good authority to propose the siatnc sort of revision. if the prgram, as now contemplated, is adopted. Congress will not be in session over three month? It will j probably put through Canadian reci? procity first. While this is going on, the Ways and Means Committee, with its Democratic majority, will he work? ing upon the schedules the leaders de? termine to be the ones to be revised. These will include wool and woolen goods, cotton and cotton goods, flour, I meats and other necessaries of life, ' with the probability Of agricultural , implements. | To "Protect" the l-'nrmer Vote. The Democrats do not propose to 1 lose sight of the farmer vote. The> Will 'declare that if tl?>.i'_Wi?stcrh"and | Northwestern farmer is to become a loser by letting Canadian wheat and j other grains in free, as proposed in the I Canadian reciprocity agreement, he j should have the benefit of cheaper flour and other articles consumed by him. The Democrats believe that the farm? er Is sore' on the Republican pnrty, and his interests will be looked after with an unusual decree of careful attention. Senator Owen said that he did not believe the party would undertake ex? tensive alterations in tho tariff at the j extra session. "My view," he said. "Is that wo j should lower the duties on things that I the people need to Kive cheaper prices, and Iben put further revision off, to i he taken up schedule by schedule in the future. In this way the business interests of the country, with a few exceptions, will have no occasion to be disturbed. Future revision can be made after careful gathering of facts. "Those people who are expecting the Democrats to upset everything are going to be badly mistaken. f do not believe there will be any lack of confidence in the party by business of all kinds after we. get through. Of course, where there is monopoly and overproduction and these interests clash with those of the great masses of the people, the people are to he cared for first." Representative l/sver, of South Caro? lina, who is still in the city, said: "There will not he over twelve or fifteen schedules revised by the extra session of Congress?probably not that many?and the Democrats will lake tip further revision as they are prepared to handle it scientifically nnd with justice to all concerned. Those Republicans who are looking for th? Democrats to make fools of them? selves will he disappointed, T am con? fident. The country Is not to be kept in a state of agitation by a wholesale revision of the existing laws. That j is assured." f'ninion Hone of Contention. The fight over whether "Joe" Can-j non shall he minority leader in the! next House has already begun, accord? ing to Republican members who have' I been visiting the President. There are suggestions that the President may! he drawn into the fight before it Is over, but at present there is only pre? liminary skirmishing, a survey of the j line-up from each side. Insurgents In the next House admit that they will I fight to the end any proposition that I will make "Mr. Cannon minority lead , er, which he will become If he is the ': nominee of his party for Speaker. TShfi ! Insurgents are quietly getting the aid ' of n number of men heretofore known as regulars. Some of these pledged themselves before the last,election not to vote for him again as Speaker, and they construe this pledge as putting them against the minority leader. Others now against him made no pledges, hut recognize that In a fight over revision of the tariff the former j Speaker, as minority leader, would i probably not represent the real senti? ment of the parly and thereby would place the party in ? wrong light he fore the country. The question la de-, ilttred to be. a mos ; .serious one. de ;or\:iv thoughtful attention hy the minority in the House. Tho President him elf i': said to view the. matter with some concern, although d es I r bus of keeping out of the certain fight that is to come. Three men are montlnnod I as likely to receive support against ? Mr. Cannon. They are Representatives 'Mann..of Illinois: Olmstead. of Penn^ i sylvan la, and Payne, of New York. j Mr. Mann. It is said, would nol per } mit himself to become an opponent ? of "Mr. Cannon, and the only way he ' Is likely in get into the fight for minority loader Is after (he withdrawal of Mr. Cannon, If that should coma about. I LITTLE ATTEMPT TO CONCEAL FACT THAT MARTIAL DISPLAY MAY BE MORE THAN PRACTICE Washington Insists, for Publication, It Is Only ' 'Manoeuvres7' SAYS, PRIVATELY, TROUBLE BREWS Certain That "War Game" Re? lates to Conditions Across Mexican Border?Attitude of Diaz a Conundrum?De? partment Works Perfectly. Washington* D. C, March ?.?The officers who set the machinery going for ihe greut gathering of Un'ted Stales troops and warships from end to end of the Mexican frontier to-day drew their first long breath in thirty six hours, and aat bark in their chairs In the War and Navy Departments to "Watch the thing work.'' From all di? rections trains are carrying soldiers, horses, held guns and ammunition to ward the places of rendezvous. Official Wushington still insists, for publication, that tho sole purpose of this sudden and unexpected display of the military resources of the nation .3 t" engage in field manoeuvres and prac? tice . f officers and men in land and naval activities, under Hervico condi? tions; in private they make little at? tempt: to conceal the relation of the "manoeuvres'* to conditions actual and potential over tlx Mexican horder line. \> ion is .Mexican Attitudef The Conundrum over which the unin? formed "are puzzling to-night is the question jjbf the real attitude of the Mexican "?ovemment toward this un-' precedent]?! display of war resources at its doorstep. Not a word of an au? thoritative character is obtainable on that nubject. It is the general belief, however, that the Diaz government was not In the least taken by surprise in the matter. The cordiality of the rela? tions between the Taft and Diaz ad? ministrations, as expressed when the two Presidents met on the International bridge last > ear, have not been dimln , ished by any happenings since, so far i as Is known here, and it Is taken for jgt anted that the unprecedented mobili? zation of troops within a few steps of j tiie Mexican soil never would have been! effected without .i-u'tdbp: interchange between tlrtrtwo governments to pre? clude the possibility of misunderstand? ing. I Old Wa = hington:ans to-day compared the conditions prevailing at the War and Navy Departments with the On iriol! and excitement which character- ] Ized the early daya,of the Spanish-j American War. Thirty-six hours after I the determination was reached to mo- | bllize a whole army division in Texas, the officials were sitting tranquilly at their desks, watching with quiet in? terest the workings of the magnificent machinery that had been so carefully built up to respond to just such an emergency as the present. The Secre-'. Italy of War was busy winding up some ! Important matters of civil administra? tion, preparatory to leaving Washington : I for several days; Nothing of a military nature interfered with his designs, and ihe was able to proceed late in the day 1 fur Atlanta. ! I,title to lie Done. M^jor-Gencral Leonard Wood, chief ! of staff, came 'nto town from his Fort Myer homo early to-day, and was soon busy with reports from his aids and other members of the general staff, showing what progress was being made In carrying out the plans for mobiliza? tion cf the troopa. These appeared to have been laid with perfection, and witli the exception of dispatching or? ders to certain companies to take the places of others whose withdrawal to Texas had left some of the military posts without proper caretakers, there was little to be done. Major-Ooneral Carter, who is to com? mand the army division in Texas, was looking after some personal' corre? spondence and making sure that his fa? vorite charger would be suitably cared lor on the long railroad trip to Texas. Nowhere was the superiority of the new state of affairs over those that ex? isted in the War Department before j the days of tlie Spanish War made more j (manifest than in the quartermaster's j department. General Alcshlre. with Iiis deputies, was engaged in a Herculean task; he was moving a body of soldiers across the country more numerous than tl^e entire force which was gath? ered at Tampa, Fla., to form the Amer? ican army of occupation in 1S0S; yet there actually was no evidence to !.'?<; casual observer that there was In pro? gress anything more than mere routine business of tho quartermaster's depart? ment. The troops' movements were ! proceeding with absolute accuracy, and j up to the close of business to-day not lone telegram had been received by the quartermaster-general to complain that anything was missing essential to the comfort of the troops or tho animals on the road. Every Detail Worked Out. There was good reason for this, be? cause, as the records of the quarter? master's department show, every deiail of tho movement had been worked out jwltii the greatest perfection long in j advance. Details of the composition of tho full I division of troops which will be con? centrated at San Antonio, Texas, under j command of Major-General Carter, wore I made public by tho War Department. : The division will consist of three bri j gades of infantry, n field artillery brl ? gade, a divisional cavalry detachment, 1 cavalry brigade and a number of aux? iliary troops, Including members of the signal, medical and engineer corps of the army. The First Tnfantry Brigade will be composed of the Eleventh* Fifteenth ami eighteenth Infantry; the Second of tho Thirteenth, Twenty-second and Twenty-third Infantry, and (lie Third of the Tenth. Seventeenth ami Twenty eighth Infantry. The Field Artillery Brigade will he (Continued on Second Page.) MAJOR-GENERA I, LEONARD WOOD, Chief of Staff, United States Army. MILITIA OFFICERS INVITEQ TO FRONT PREPARED FOR WAR ON SHORT NOTICE j Within Twelve Hours After j Orders Are Received 1,500 Sailors Are En Route. , New Vork. March S.?Within twelve hours of the receipt of orders for cm : barkatlon, 1,500 United States sailors sailed out of New Vork Harbor at 10 o'clock to-night, throughly prepared for war, although according to official announcement, only war ' games*' were planned. It was the biggest, quickest and most businesslike movement of regular troops from New Vork since the Span j ish-American War. Jn addition to the regular army forces, the sailors of the fifth division of the Atlantic (leet had their ships loaded with supplies ami ammunition ready to start for thu Gulf of Mexico, via Gutanamo. Malor-Genernl Frederick D. Grant, United States Army, commanding the Department of the Ua6t, received the definite order about noon to-day to dispatch the coast artillerymen from the forts in New York Harbor to the "front" to-night. They go as the "Third Provisional Regiment of In-' fan try," on the Old Dominion Dine steamship .lamestown for Fortress Monroe, Virginia, where they Join the other forces moving on to Texas. All afternoon and Into tho night govern? ment tugs were plying from Forts Hamilton. Hancock. Tolten and Wads worth, carrying companies of the coast artillerymen to the Ohl Dominion pier. At dark the stoamer Princess*! Ahne chartered by the government, already ha/, passed out of the harbor laden w/th horses and mules and supplies a-'.td rations for the army. The forces /.re under the command of Colonel > John V. Whlti-, of Fort Hancock. On every hand there was warlike preparations. ISarly in the day 200 marines left the Brooklyn yard; en route to Philadelphia to hoard tho. United States transport Pr?rie- Army I officers who had been ordered to ru I port at Washington occupied two ex? tra coaches over the Pennsylvania this morning, and two cars full of of? ficers and men left ovor the namo road to-night for Newport News, Vs. Thousands of boxes of ammunition were taken aboard the Jamestown In addition cacti soldier carried sixty rounds of ball ammunition in his equip? ment. ? Rear-Admiral Staun ton's flagship, the Tennessee, and the sister cruisers Montana and North Carolina wore ly I Ing off Tompkinsvillo at a late hour ' tb-ntght with their lights and the oc ! casional movement of a launch from lone ship to another. or t.i the shore the only evidence of activity; All day, ? however, tho crews had been busy hoisting ammunition aboard and coal? ing, and the Tennessee sent a wire? less to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to? night that they were ready to start, although it Is believed that the ves? sels will not weigh anchor until to? morrow morning. Murderer Surrender?. St. Augustine, Fla., March S.?B?s oom Carl ton, charged with killing Deputy Sheriff White and A. Schneider at Hspanola Sunday, surrendered to officers to-day and was brought to tho Jail here. Owing to threats of lynch? ing, tho prisonor was heavily guarded. Asked .by War Department to Take Part in Manoeuvres in Texas. INTEREST IN RICHMOND I Several . Local Officers Will ' Probably Accept?General Sale May Go. ! Washington, D. C., March S?The I militia officers of all the States of the I Union will be Invited to participate In the Operation? of the nrniy nt San An? tonio?'TexM. This nnnounceiuent wat? mailc by the Wnr Department, and was i coupled with the statement that the invitations will he extended with a view to giving the ofllcers of the Nn Uonnl Ouard prncticnl Held training in the extensive manoeuvres which, offl clnlH declare is the purpose of the mil? itary demonstration. There are about 8,000 of these olllccrs. As It Is purely an Invitation, nntl Its acceptance is optional vilth tbe mea, It cannot he foretold how ninny villi avail them? selves of the opportunity tu take Part la the present military activity. This announcement In regard to the militia officers gave rise to further speculation in Wash? ington In connection with the movement of troops. The known dearth of officers la the army and the fnet thnt 1 the VVnr Department has heeu knocking: at the doors of Congress for Aildlltonnl ofllcers, gave ground for the conjecture that the real purpose of the Invltution to the officers of the mi? litia ??? to use them to command reg? ular troops. The need of the army for more ofllcers for command positions lent considerable color to the ndrrnt of the nillltla Into the puzzllug situa? tion. The Wnr Department, however, gave emphatic denial to tbe suggestion thnt the mil I tin ofllcers would he used to till vacancies In command, and reiter? ated the statement that the assembling I of the National Onard officers would merely be for the purpose of Instruc? tion. lllchmonders Pleased. Surprise was created and enthusiasm aroused last night when local officers of i o Virginia Volunteers were In? formed by The Times-Dispatch of tho invitation of the War Department which will be extended them to par (Iclpatc in the army mancouvres in \ Texas. Most of those seen expressed i delight at an opportunity of being able to join In the tleld op.-rutlons, and although the announcement was sud? den, most of them seemed anxious to take part In the mimic warfare, and declared they would make every ef? fort to go. Liino ofllcers appeared es? pecially willing to travel nearly 2.000 miles for the sake of their Interest In the militia. It Is believed that this sentiment i prevails among ofllcers throughout the ! Siate. There aie about forty general.' Held, staff and line ofllcers stationed in Richmond. --' * General Sale May Go.. Adjutant-General W. yv. Sale was much elated over the news, for ho Is anxious that the, commissioned men of the service have every opportunity for Increasing their efficiency. Asked whether he would go. General Sale re? plied that he would lie prepared to do so. but would tako no steps with? out first consulting Governor Mann. "Whatever the Governor deems advis? able I will tie," he said. Colonel lo Lane Stern, Inspector General of the State, declared he would not go. "1 do not think general start olllccrs would ho materially benefited ' (Continued fa Third Page.) MEXICANS ARE DISTURBED Bl TROOPS' RUSH TO BORDERLINE All Are Unwilling to Believe That This Country Plans Intervention. BUT PEOPLE ARE RESTLESS AND PUZZLED Mexican Ambassador Points to Cordial and Frank Relations Which Have Existed Between Two Countries, and Declares No Demand for Intervention Has Come From Any Quarter. Takcs Explanations Given Out at Washington on Their Face Value?Insurgent Leader, Vol? uble and Excited, Says United States Always Has Been Fait* to Insurrectos. REASSURANCE IS GIVEN BY TAFT Mexico City, March 8.?Setting rit rest rumor? that the United States Im rtrcPnrlug for Intervention In Mex? ico, President Toft to-dny sent to President Din/, n telegram. In ?Vilich lie said the military manoeuvres lie Inc conducted nloop, the frontier In Texas hove no significance which sliould enusc concern to Mexico. The mensaee xvos transmitted to the Departmeut of Foreign Relations by Fred Morris DccrliiR, charge d'af? faires of the Mexican embassy. Fol loulng is the text: "I have the honor to advise Your Excellency that I am In receipt of iUMtructlonit from my government dlreetlujr me to Inform Hin Excel? lency, President Diaz, through the medium of four Excrllcuey, that the President of the United Stote* wishes to eapron* the hope that no misap? prehensions will result from un? founded and sensational newspaper conjectures ns to the nillltnry run noruxTes about to take place In Tc*?as find elsewhere, and to clvc to President Diaz insurance that the nmnocuvrcH have no significance trhlrh should cause concern to the frlnrdly neighbors of the United States to the south.*" To the forcRolns; Cenerol Dins re? plied, through Minister Creel und tile American embassy, ncknovrledff- . ing receipt nnd expressing gratitude ??for the courtesy of explaining In such explicit terms'' the situation. Xcw York, .March 8.?The Mexican ambassador to the United States, the United States nmbassador to Mexico, the Mexican Minister of finance nnd the representative here of the Mexican Insurrectos nil professed theruaclvcs nimble to offer nny explanation to-dny of the movement to the Texas border of a formidable United States army, All nllke were mm Illing to hellcvc In? tervent Ion In Mexico is Imminent* Senor Do Labarra, the Mexican am? bassador, was cheery, if baffled. Am? bassador Wilson was guarded and ret-' icont. Jose Ives Llmantour, the Mex? ican Minister of Finance was terse and rather sombre, lie did not disguise his uncertainty and anxiety or the fact that his latest reports from Mexico brought word that the people there were restless and puzzled. Gustavo Madero, brother to the provisional ih? sursent President, was voluble and ex? cited. Long Cipher Dispatch. Sonor De Labarra returned from Washington to-day and was closeted with Senor Llmantour until late to? night; At 1 o'clock he gave the news? paper men what ho called "iust a pa? renthesis." a brief interview, in which he outlined the matters discussed up to that time. "At ."> o'clock," ho said, 'T am going back to Washington," but shortly after arrived Cayetano Horn cro, the Mexlea.i consul-general. In a great hurry, bearing with him a long dispatch in cipher, and when ."> o'clock came the Mexican ambassador did not lenvc. Nor nt 6. nor at T, and at 3 Senor l-imantour sent down word that he should be unable to grant the eve? ning interview he had promised, and that honor Do Labarra did not know whether he should spend the night bore or not. in Heu of tho promised Inter? view. Senor Llmantour gave out through his secretary a brief state? ment : ".No representations have been made to the Mexican administration," ran the statement, "by either Great Britain or France that thej would Intervene in our affairs unless their property was better safeguarded, nor have there been any iutlmoticns thut they would apply to the United States to intervene. "1 have heard again to-day from President Diaz, und his health, and ap? pearance remain what they have beer. ?excellent. Disitiirbina Effect, 'The announcement from Washington that -0,00a American troops were to be sent to the boundary lino has had a dis? turbing. effect in Mexico, where it in not understood." Senor De Labarra, In his afternoon interview, said he had three reasons 'for believing the explanations given put at Washington on their fine value. "In the first place," he cxpialnod, "the relations between the two coun? tries have been most cordial for 4 period ot years. In tho second place?