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SENORA MADERO IS STUNNED BY TRAGEDY . . +. ' # :,A2» *Ai Tragic Sequence to Washington's Birthday Anniversary Celebration . . VK I __^^_^____ EMBASSY OF MIKADO GIVES WIDOW HAVEN Sister of Slain Former President Calls Huerta's Agents Assassins Continued from pnere 1 of Gustavo Madero under "la ley : fuega." j For two days before they were sum marily put to death under the thin ex- * cuse of an attempted rescue the de- . posed president and vice president had i been held uncommunicado in the na tional palace. Their wives vainly had sought per- : mission to see them. WIFE PLEADS UPON KNEE Senora Madero is a proud, beautiful ; woman. Yet, garbaj in mourning, she went to the palace where the traitorous pen- ! eral of her husband reigns as ruler ; and on her knees begged for her hus band's life. Huerta, his mind poisoned by his own sense of his betrayal of the man \ who had helped him to preferment and j then saved his life, spurned her and i mocked her pleas and entreaties. Still for 48 hours without sleep, their j hearts and minds sore with fear and ; grief, the women enlisted all the friends within call—in vain. They were unaware of the issuance of the order which doomed their fcpouses to death. The secret measures taken by Huerta j and Genera! Blanquet do not dovetail with the official story of the attempted rescue. Tn fact, the whole fabric erect ed by the provisional government is regarded as a poorly contrived tissue of falsehood. Tt is not denied that the automo biles may have been waylaid, although all the evidence bearing upon this al leged attack as yet cornea from paid j spokesmen for Huerta. "RESCUE" COJfXIVBD FOR MIRDER ] But it is deemed certain that the | "rescue" was connived at and instl- ) gated deliberately by Huerta on the j suggestion of Blanquet and Lieutenant Colonel Maas as the most convenient way of putting Madero and Suarez to > death without the formality of execu tion. It is charged that the hour and route of the intended removal were com municated purposely under fake seal of secrecy to three of Madero's friends by a spy in the employment of Huerta. At the same time the Maderistas were kept under close surveillance. It was not intended that the latter should be aJlowed to muster sufficient strength to -endanger successful culmi nation of the murder plot. The rendezvous of the Maderistas was located and Major Cardenas, picked out to carry out the orders of Maas, was notified where he might expect a j surprise and the exact number of the rescue party. The spy told the Maderistas that their chiefs would be driven in an \ automobile guarded by three officers, an orderly and several rurales. This was the fxact number of those in cluding Cardenas, who attended Ma dero and Suarez in the car. MADERISTAS WAI,K INTO TRAP The spy warned the Maderistas that it would be of vital importance to confine their own forces to just suf ficient strength to successfully over come this small gunrd. The friends of Madero and Suarez walked into this trap, blindfolded by the duplicitous agent of tho provisional president. Blanquet and Maas. .lust before midnight Cardenas, two other officers, the orderly and seven rurales went to the palace in a motor car. The prisoners were rudely awakened, cautioned to be silent and hustled into the machine, which started off at once at high speed. Madero, it is said, remarked grimly, "This is the end." "Shut up." ordered Cardenas, tapping the hilt of his sword. The streets almost were deserted. A "few late pedestrians walked toward their homes. The moon was well up and cast a flood of soft light over the city. The tires of the automobile made but little noise. Far away it seemed a low hum sounded—some late motorist enjoying the quiet of the night scone. Thus the car of death reached the northeastern outskirts of the city. Here it was the trap was sprung. The little body of Maderistas, armed mostly with revolvers, deployed from their rendezvous, a stone faced villa. The leader called upon the chauffeur of the motor car to halt. He refused and was shot in the hip. The car was then stopped by the rurale at his side. Two officers and four rurales in the car jumped out and fired upon the Ma deristas. PRISONERS SHOT WHILE SEATED Cardenas, it is said, emptied his re volver into the bodies of the seated Madero and Suarez the very moment his men began leaving the car. The Maderistas found themselves sur rounded by troops secreted near their rendezvous and along the route fol lowed by Cardenas' car came other cars filled to the windshields with soldiers and cantering with them two troops of cavalry. What had seemed a few minutes b - fore to be the sounds of a late pleasure seeking motorist proved to be the re serves held back by Maas so as to trick the Maderietas into essaying a madly inspired coup. It was all over in a moment. After the first exchange of shots and the sudden appearance from all sides of Huerta's men, the Maderistas fled Jn many directions. They were allowed to make good their escape, leaving two of their number dead on the street—vic tims of devotion and a crafty trick ster's betrayal. The body of the automobile was rid dled with bullets. Tills seems more than peculiar. It is the conjecture of those who have probed the tragedy ua far as can possibly be done with the manifest un willingness of the provisional govern ment to assist a fair inquiry that Huerta's men shot the machine full of holes to make it §ppear that the at tack of BfadertttM was participated in by a considerable fpi-ce. DEATHS HURRIEDLY REPORTED After the fight Cardenas ordered his command back into che automobile and went on to the penitentiary with the dead bodies of Madero and Suarez. Cardenas, however, detached one man for an office that had seemingly been anticipated. The orderly was rushed in an auto mobile with a hurriedly penciled note to Lieutenant Colonel Maas reporting the deaths of the prisoners. After the orderly delivered his mes sage to Maas the latter was closeted for over half an hour with General Blanquet and Huerta in the office of the place where Porflrlo Diaz issued his autocratic commands and inhere Fran Rise and Fall of Madero Summary of Public Life Three yemr* compassed Made ro's rise and faH. 1010. March 2!—Anstwted In or ganizing convention to n»ffll mite opposition candidate te MM, Jime 3—lmprisoned by Diaz on choree of sedition. October B—Eaeaited from prison nnd Hed t* Texan disguised a* a peon. November 19—Crossed Rio Grande into MexiCo and rallied troop* tn hla standard. 1811, February «—Joined by Oroseo and Blanco and Pancho VIHa. February 15—TFonnded in light with federate near Camam Cran des. May S—< epiHTfd J«er*f after three days* battle. May 35—Became provisional president en Dlaic resignation. June f> —Entered Mexico City amid cheers. Aii rit Xt 31 —Nominated for •res ident. October 3—Elected president. 1912, March 7—Confronted with ' revolution led by Oroico. It lasted three months. 101S, February 9—Surprised by revolution led by Felix DJa» and Reyes. February IS—Arrested nnd im prisoned by Haerta. February 23—Killed while being eon-reved to the penitentiary, mrmnndrl by soldiers belong ing to Hnerta'e army. v .,..,.,.... ~, .............. ... .-.■-■...... . .....« Cisco Madero ruled for a brief, turbu lent time. Rumor quickly circulated the report that Madero and Suarez had been slain under cover of darkness by the new government. The report reached Senoras Madero and Suarez and they wept together— twin sisters of tragedy. Efforfs made to verify the news at the palace met with spirited denials and the assurance that "the prisoners were removed to the penitentiary In safety and without incident." Two hours and a half after the kill ing of Madero and Suarez a message j was sent from the national palace to all newspapers asking that reporters be sent there on an affair of the great est importance. In the presence of Provisional Presi- j dent Huerta and General Blanquet J Lieutenant Colonel Maas gave the offi cial version of the tragedy. Ambassador Wilson had already been called to the palace by a telephone message and had heard the official statement of the death of the two men. REPORT OP GENERAL HUERTA "At 12:30 this morning I issued a '■all for my cabinet to assemble." Lieu tenant Colonel Maas dictated for Gen eral Huerta, "in order to report.to them and Suarez, who were held in the national palace at the disposi tion of the secretary of war, were to ibe taken to the penitentiary in accord with my decision. As a result of this ! decision I had that establishment j ■ placed in charge of an army officer for its better security. When the automo- . biles had traversed about two-thirds j of the distance to the penitentiary they I I were attacked by an armed group. "The escort immediately descended j [ from the machine to offer resistance. ! I Suddenly the group was augmented and ! \ the prisoners tried to escape. An ex- i ! change of shots followed, in which two j of the attacking , party were killed and ! two wounded. Bothl prisoners were j killed. The automobiles were badly damaged. "The president and cabinet have re | solved that the affair be consigned to I the military judiciajjauthorities having • ito do with Puch atfepnpts against mill- I tary prisoners su<fl| as were Madero I and so that they may make a I strict investigation with the direct in j tervention of the military prosecutor j general. The minister of Justice has i j asked, in view of the exceptional char- j j acter of this case, that when theee in- | vestigations are over the prosecutor general of the republic may make fur- J ther investigations. 'GOVERXMEXTDEPLORES"EVEXT" "The government deplores this event, j i but wishing to attend to the urgent j j necessity of the public welfare, had j i asked the minister of justice to formu- I late a program for legal action against the prisoners for their several respon sibilities, at the same time make an effort to have some of Madero's friends assist la finding a solution for this dan- I gerous and difficult question. "Filled with a desire to protect him i self as well as the prisoners, the pres | ident ha.d appointed Colonel Luis Val ; lesteros director of the penitentiary, j giving him strict instructions to pro i vide for any contingency. The gov [ ernment promises that society shall be ! fully satisfied as to the facts in this j case. The commanders of the escort i are now under arrest, and the facts recorded above have been ascertained in an effort to clear up this unhappy event. "It was dark In most of the rooms of the palace when the newspaper j men assembled there. Two hundred i rurales were huddled in the street out side. On the stone floors were ether troops, while guarding the entrances to the presidential quarters and still passing in front of the doors of the j rooms which had been occupied by I Madero and Suarer, were the Chap ! ultepec cadets. Where courage and ! loyalty is demanded at the palace, the cadets of Chapultepec are called on for service. They have never failed since the days when they died almost to a I man defending Chapultepec from the I victorious American army." HUERTA RESTLESS President Huerta met the corre spondents in the green room of the palace. He paced restlessly up and down the joom, wrapped in his mili tary coat and wearing the thick giass- I ea, which he has had to do since the recent operation for cateract. In marked contrast was General j Banquet, as he stood stoically silent with folded arms, scarcely moving the whole dictation of the statement. A ! half dozen military aids were in the group. While Colonel Maas was speaking, General Huerta occasionally gave an order to one of his aids in a nervous tone or addressed a curt remark to Genera! Blanquet. Th» only other Bound to be heard i ,—___ I Continued on "ajfe 4, Column 3 j THE SAN FRANCISCO CAT.L, .MONDAY, FEBRUARY24 ; I9I3. NEWS OF KILLING INFLAMES BORDER EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 23.—The killing of Francisco Madero and Pino Snarez has caused as much excitement along the border as did the Mexico City revolt. Tfce federal volunteer troops, already stirred by the downfall of their former leader, threaten immediately to qu*t service, but to retain their arms. Even the rebels appear aroused by the death of the man they fought &o long to destroy. Since the killing of Gustavo Madero the rebels have been inclined toward leniency to the former president. They asserted that Madero's worst self died with Gustavo. Pino Suarez, however, never was pop ular in the north. It is admitted generally that the Huerta government has lost mut'h by the incident. Colonel Juan Vasquez, garrison commander at Juarez, declined to express an opinion on the deaths of the two former leaders, except to say that he believed the affair would have no material effect on the «ituation. All was quiet at Juarez. "It is for th« health of the country," declared Manuel Lejuan, the chief rebel ae;ent here and former revolutionary emissary t;o Wash ington, regarding Madero's death. "It is similar to the killing of Maximilian. It was deplorable, but necessary." BRITISH PRESS URGES INTERVENTION "Revolution and Anarchy Do Not Stand on Presidential Etiquette ,, LONDON, Feb. 24. —The Daily Ex press in an editorial, referring to what it terms President Taft's hesitation to act in Mexico, says revolution and anarchy do not stand on presidential etiquette and that the security of life and property in Mexico will not wait while President elect Wilson installs himself. The Express describes an expedition ary force of 9,000 American troops as "a pill for an earthquake," and de clares such a venture will need 100.000 men. The newspaper urges the British government to press for immediate ac tion on the Washington government. The Daily Chronicle declares that Madero was done to death by Presi dent Huerta, and asks what the United States will do. It thinks that any middle course, such as financial or military proplng up of one or the other x among the Mexican leaders by the United States and the creation of a sort of Mexican Cuba, could only be achieved by a combination of luck and adroit diplomacy, while an enormous army will be needed to conquer Mex ico. The editorial concludes: "Nobody can envy the United States her task, in apnroaching which she deserves from Europe no ungrudging measure of moral support." The Daily News says: : "Madero has been murdered and the United States * government is express- j ing 2^ the world's ; indignation at the j treachery - which brought the Huerta j < administration \ Into office and the ruth :lessnees with which they are exercising their probably brief tenure of power." The Daily Mall says the United States had , commanded that Madero should not be executed without '5, trial, and I that a great neighboring state is not lightly to be mocked, WOODROW WILSON IS KEPT ADVISED fSfKvisl nirpatch , ' to •■The Cain PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 23.—Presi dent ■ elect Wilson f had no comment to j make tonight on the assassination of j Madero "or on • the Mexican situation, ] although he showed that he was fullyJ informed ,as to what -' was ;\ going ? v on . there. v ' When the newspaper 1 corre-; spondents called at j; his f home he was : busy bidding goodby to some of his Princeton friends. ;; He came to the door long enough to ask to be excused on this t account. " "I know what the news of the day is," :he .'■ said, "but I have : no comment to -i make." - f ■■■ - - •'' ~' : - -.. ' . "But, 3 governor, there *; are reports that you have been iin communication ■ with President Taft over conditions in Mexico," he was told. ; "I have neither seen nor heard from President Taft," was his reply. Asked as to the report that he had i been in communication with Washing ton and that troops had been ordered : to Mexico with his : approval, he said: "I have not been '-} in v communication with anybody either directly or in directly." • One of the results of the situation in Mexico, it is believed ; here, will be the making public of , the Wilson cab inet in the next two or three days. ! The Mexican problem will be the first i that V; the president elect will ; encoun i ter when he takes ': office, and one that will ; require immediate attention. CONGRESSMAN ELECT \j SEES INTERVENTION (Special Dispatch to The Call) CHICAGO, Feb. 23.—Congressman elect Seldomridge of Colorado, who Is on his way to Washington, stopped over in Chicago today and will leave lor J the i capital i tomorrow afternoon. When informed of the killing '>. of President Madero and Vice President Suarez of Mexico by the minions of Huerta, he said that Intervention jby the United States now seemed inevit able. *,'" ■':' ■ - '•Although I am not in close touch with the "real situation " J In Mexico," said Congressman ■ Seldomridge, "this latest development, I believe, will make intervention by the United 1 states inevitable. Apparently there is no government there, no one in au thority and personally I believe our 'government? should take steps to pro tect the lives of Americans and their vast financial interests in that country. ' "Of course, after I reach Washing ton I may obtain information that might cause me to change my opin ion. My present attitude is based solely .on what I have read in the newspapers." nPAFT GETS FIRST 1 WORD IN GOTHAM NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—News of the killing of Madero and Suarez was given President Taft as he boarded tht train for Washington after attending service at St. Bartholomew's church. I After reading the Associated Press dispatch, the president expressed his deep regret at the occurrence, but made it clear Ulat ,he regarded it as the ■■ , ■■■'■ .. ■. ■■ ■~ .. v. ■■. ■. . , :■■■■■. ,■■■■■ ■■ ■■ ■....■ ■■■■ '• ■■■■■- ■- killing of one citizen of a country by fellow citizens. He said that while this government had done all in its power and all that it consistently could to save Madero's life, he saw in the deplorable occurrence itself no cause for intervention. The president said he saw no reason to call a cabinet meeting on his ar rival in Washington tonight. pALVESTONCAMP vJ READY FOR FIFTH GALVESTOX, Tex.. Feb. 23.—Tem porary camping grounds at the Fort Crockett military reservation are In readiness for the Fifth brigade, ordered jto assemble here. The first of the epe- I cial troop trains is expected to reach i Galveston tomorrow afternoon. Orders ; were issued today to the Third cavalry, j located at Fort Sam Houston and at I Fort Wingate, to entrain tonight for I Galveston. TOSE PINO SUAREZ U LOYAL TO LAST (Special Dispatch to Tbe Call) CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 23.—Loyal to the last was OqA Jose Pino Suarez, elected vice president of Mexico Octo ber 15, 1911. Suarez actively aided Ma dero to maintain control of the gov ernment until tfie moment of his arrest by the soldiers of Haerta. Even then, promised ht? life as the price of deser tion, he shared imprisonment with his chief and last night died at Madero's side. Before he was called to the vice presidency by the votes of the Mader istas he was for a time governor of Yucatan. He was a wise and patient administrator, more interested in per fecting plans of material welfare for the province than building up his own political influence. He was opposed for the vice presi- j doncy by Francisco de la Barrft and Dr. Vasquez Gomez. Pino Suarez car ried the election by the scant major ity of 45 votes. Madero throwing all his influence in the scale when the reeult was in doubt. Pino Suarez was very friendly to Americans. Although not a brilliant political leader, his death is a great loss to the country. He was as hu mane as he was intensely patriotic! DR. JORDAN LAUDS "HANDS OFF , ' POLICY Urging the cessation of war talk among individuals as well as in pub lic. Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stanford university, yester day commended President Taft for holding aloof from the Mexican situ ation. Doctor Jordan spoke at an afternoon meeting in the Young Men's Christian association. His words, often opposite to the views of President Wheeler of the Uni versity of California, spoken from the ! same platform a month ago, aroused considerable Interest in a large au dience. •'Only Mexicans can settle the prob lems of Mexico," asserted Doctor Jor dan. "If we were to send 100,000 sol diers into Mexico the action would lead to worse turmoil. While I have had reason to disagree with President Taft on other questions, his sitting tight when something is happening is to be commended in his attitude toward the Mexican situation." Turkey in Asia will become sub servient to Germany in all probability, said Doctor Jordan, even as Egypt has come under British influence. Doctor Jordan reiterated his previous state ments regarding the wasteful cost of large armaments, and asserted that England would be safer disarmed than with its present navy to enforce its assumption of sea supremacy. RUMORS RUN RIOT AT PRESIDIO POST. Sunday was a day full of rumors and expectations at the Presidio, and the wires were kept hot by the army of ficers in their effort to get news of the Mexican situation. It was predicted by many of the officers that the entire two regiments stationed at the post would be ordered into the field within the j next 24 hours. , While the officers profess that no orders have been received from Wash ington, to be prepared, it is common gossip that General Murray has been advised by the chief of staff to be ready to move his entire force at a moment's notice. This version is borne out by the preparedness of the mule pack train which departed Saturday for the Mexican border. The pack train had been waiting under orders for four days, but the matter- did not become public until orders for entraining were received. The mobile force at the local post consists of the Sixth and Sixteenth in fantry, while $he Twelfth infantry is stationed, at thf Presidio of Monterey. This force consists of 2,400 men and is khown las thje sixth brlg-ade ,of the i3Urd tactical division, otherwise known as the western department. AMERICAN COLONY LEARNS OF DEED WHILE JOYOUS OVER PEACE Ambassador Wilson Acquaints Washington With Details; Explanation Or No Recognition Is Stand Continued From Page i result of a plot, the present gover \- \ merit would be called upon for an j explanation when it seeks' political i recognition at the hands of the United , States. Thus it may be brought about that, in "addition to showing itself equal to the immense problems of reconstruc tion before it, including the re-estab lishment of law and order in states so long torn by revolution, Mexico may be asked to show that the blood of its late rulers is not upon its hands. The killing of Madero and Suarez, after Provisional President General j Huerta had assured American Ambas sador Wilson of the safety of nis prisoners from just such attacks, cre ated a painful impression in admin istration circles here today. SITUATION MADE SEVERE When the first feeling of surprise had passed it was realized by officials that this last tragic event had added greatly to the gravity of the situation, and had undoubtedly placed an addi tional strain upon the already tense re lations between this government and that in the Mexican capital. Still, as President Taft himself declared, the event in itself was not sufficient to de mand any departure from the policy of strict non-intervention, which so far has governed his administration. Probably the immediate result will be to hasten the military and naval preparations In order to have the sol diers and sailors and marines ready to answer a call for instant embarkation if further developments In Mexico should demand their employment. ONE DANGER APPREHENDED The one danger to be apprehended, which almost certainly would result in the launching of an army of m i vasion, would be the commiss'on of some act or acts in Mexico that would endanger the lives of foreign citizens and Americans, «or, having assured the diplomatic representatives in Washing ton of the disposition and ability of this government to protect their na tionals in Mexico in« the same degree as Americans, the government has as sumed an obligation that can not be ignored. Therefore, any attack upon the Americans or foreigners by the tacit consent of the Huerta government, or even the exhibition toward them of mob violence clearly beyond the ability of the provisional government to pre vent, probably would* be > the ejgnal for active intervention. THEIR POWERS EXHAUSTED The administration officials feel that they have discharged their full duties and exhausted their constitutional powers In the orders they have given or planned for the preparation of a sufficient military and naval forca to insure a successful entry to the Mex ican capital in case of need. It is practically certain that heyond this point the executive would not pro ceed except upon direct instructions from congress, as the exhibition of j military force beyond the sea coast i towns of Mexico might be regarded as ah act of war which, under the con stitution, can be directed only by con gress. To obtain this direction probably It will be necessary for President Taft to communicate with congress through a special message, reciting the recent events and existing conditions in Mex ico and asking for Instructions. NO CHANGE IN PROGRAM Secretary Stimson and Major Gen eral Wood made no change today In the program of concentration of troops at Galveston. These orders called for the dispatch to Galveaton of the ele ments that make up only one brigade of troops, namely, the fifth brigade, second division, commanded by Briga dier General Frederick A. Smith, and comprising the Fourth, Seventh, Nine teenth and Twenty-eighth regiments of infantry; Company D, second battalion engineers; field hospital and ambulance corps No. 3, one signal company from Fort Leavenworth, the Fourth moun tain battery of field artillery and three pack trains. These troops should all be in Galveston by the end of this week. Two other brigades of troops are under preparatory orders to entrain for the Texas seaport, and, as indicated by President Taft In his statement yes terday, these, or two other brigades if it is decided to make a change in the composition of the force, doubtless will be directed to start almost immediately. LAST ORDERS FOR CAVALRY It also Is possible that orders will issue eventually to the Fourth cavalry brigade to rendezvous at Galveston, but as these troops are now altogether in Texas, engaged in important patrol duty for the most part along the bor der, and generally within easy reach of the sea coast, probably their orders will be the last to Issue. This brigade is commanded by Brigadier General Tasker Bliss and comprises the Eleventh and Fifteenth cavalry. Already three great battleships are lying In the harbor of Vera Cruz—a force quite sufficient to hold that port if it should be necessary—and the re mainder of Admiral Badger's fleet at Guantanamo is being kept fully coaled and provisioned in readiness to cover the 'distance between that point and Vera Cruz within 48 hours. President Taft, upon his return from New York tonight, found a telegram from-Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, at Mexico City, teling of the killing of Madero and Suarez. Mr. Wilson explained that the em bassy was Informed of th« double trag edy last night by Minister for Foreign Affairs de la Barra, who said that the deposed leaders were killed while be ing transferred from the national pal ace to the penitentiary. S«nor de la Barra asserted that the transfer was being made to afford greater security for the two prisoners pending the abatement of public excitement and be cause they could be better quartered in the penitentiary, which is of modern construction. The embassy further states that, ac cording to reports published this morning "by tn e authorities In the Mex ican capital, the fatal attack was made upon the prisoners about midnight. General Huerta, provisional president, declared to the ambassador that there would be a rigid judicial investigation of ajl the circumstances. The killing of Madero and Suarea came as a tragic sequence to a celebra tion of Washington's birthday by the a prelude to the return of peac<\ Ambassador "Wilson reported that he addresed the Americans and others who comprised the assemblage and laid a wreath on the statue of 'Wash ington. Senor de la Barra, who later was to carry to the embassy the news of the midnight assassination, partici pated in the exercises and made an address in behalf of the Mexican gov ernment. The Americans, to show their appreciation of this recognition, then decorated the statue of the Mcx lean hero, Benito Juarez. The splrn of rejoicing, the ambassador declares, gave way to horror as the news of the tragedy spread throughout the city. FRIENDLY AT VEBA CRIZ Rear Admiral Fletcher, in command of the battleship squadron at Vei Cruz, in a brief dispatch to the n&v; department tonight, also confirmed the tragedy. Consul Canada, at Vera Cr "Z. reported tlr»t a friendly spirit pervaded the city, Washington's birthday, the American battleships, the Cuban cruiser and the Mexican warships in the har bor all being in gala attire and firing salutes in honor of the great American. The government buildings displayed flags, and in the afternoon the officials of the port called upon Admiral Fletcher. The late messages bearing upon the Mexican situation were all laid before President Taft tonight an<j carefully read by him as soon as he reached the White House. The president, who, be fore leaving New York, had declared that he saw in the present deplorable occurrence no cause for intervention, made no further comment on the tragedy which was enacted in the Mex ican capital, after the United States had given the Huerta government to understand that it would look with dis. favor upon any summary measures against Madero and Suarez. TAKE STRINGENT MEASURES Consular reports received at the state department tonight indicated general adhesion to the Huerta regime, with the exception of Chihuahua and Sonora, where the local situation does not seem j to be wholly developed. It is reported that in Chihuahua the military author ities have taken stringent measures to put an end to the activities of the for mer Maderista officials. The consul at SaltiUo. says Governor Carranza, who, according to earlier reports , , had re fused to acknowledge the new govern ment In Mexico City, now has declared his allegiance to the new regime. Consul General Shanklin at Mexico City reports that Warren E. Cobean is j safe and that Charles S. Dolly, about whem he also had been asked to in quire, left Mexico some time ago. Ambassador Wilson, in a dispatch to the state department early this after- J noon, denied that an attack had been j FIFTH BRIGADE ON WAY SOUTH OMAHA, Feb. 23.—General Freder ick A. Smith, commanding the Fifth brigade, accompanied by members of his staff, left for Galveston this after noon. The Fourth regiment, sta tioned at Fort Crook, tonight Is en training for the same destination. Information reaching army head quarters during the day Indicated that all four regiments of the brigade and the pack trains, signal corps, artillery and cavalry would be on the move by tomorrow noon. General Smith had not been informed of the latest happenings in the Mexican capital before he started. NAVY READY FOR ANY CONTINGENCY (SpecUl Dispatch to the Call) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—Although officials will not admit the fact, the slaying of Madero and Suarez and the general expectation that neither Huerta nor any other Mexican leader can as sure peace and civilized government in Mexico, is causing the war and navy departments to rush preparations for intervention. The Fourth brigade to day was ordered to join the two bri gades already being mobilized at Gal veston. Secretary yon L. Meyer, when told of the fate of Madero and his vice presi dent, said: "That is either the ending of a trag edy or the beginning of a greater one. The navy Is ready for any contingency. and the marines will soon be mobilize' 1 in full strength at Guantanamo, with in reach of Mexico. Major Genera , Leonard Wood will confer with Presi dent Taft as soon as he arrives at thr capital. Until he has received furthet Instructions from the president the mo bilization measures will be confined to the massing of 10,000 United States troops at Galveston, ready for any emergency." WOULD QUIT FOR SAKE OF PEACE SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. Feb. 23.—Man uel Garza Aldape, minister of agricul ture in the Huerta cabinet, today said There Is Only Or«e **Bromo Quitims" mat !• Laxative Bremp Quinine Ummd Tim Wos>M Ovmr to Cure a Cold tn Onm Dsv. JLttnye remember the full came. Look tot this signature ou every box. 25c. SWA**" he would agree to resign In favor of Emilio Vasquez Gomez, who recently proclaimed himself provisional presi [ dent of Mexico, if this will unite the I different factions In that country. Senor Aldape arrived at his home here last night. With David de la Fuente and Vasquez Gomez in the ! Huerta cabinet, he believes the "Vas- I quistas" will be satisfied and will work with the new government to reunite the country. CONORA CONGRESS O CONVENES TODAY < HERMOSILL.O. Sonora, Mexico, Feb. 23.—Inflamed by the killing of Ma dero an<J Suarez, the deposed execu tives whose cause they had espoused, members of the Sonora state congress assembled here tonight for a special session tomorrow to decide whether they shall formally declare the etate In rebellion ag*ainst General Vic torlano Huerta, the provisional presi dent of Mexico. Intense excitement prevailed throughout the city. Many of the con gressmen attended a secret session tonight, but none was found who would make a statement regarding the events at the city of Mexico. Conflicting reports were current con cerning- the secret deliberation of the congress tonight. It seemed apparent, however, that Sonora would not be de clared a rebel state without opposition. On the other hand there were state ments that the state would surely re fuse to fall Into line behind Huerta and Diaz if Huerta had appointed as provisional go-vernor Manuel Mesca* renas, Jr., a former follower of Salazur, who is cordially hated by Sonorans. Rojas, a rebel leader, has appeared with a body of northern Insurrectos from Chihuahua, avowedly with the in tention of aiding those who want So nora to secede from the Mexican re public, Rojas, it is understood, ad vocates the establishment of a new re public comprising Sonora and Chi huahua. WIFE OF FAIR ENVOY SUDDENLY STRICKEN Mm. James Connolly of New York Suffer* Attack of Apoplexy While Walking In Street Returning from a farewell party given by friends late last night Mrs. James Connolly, wife of a New York assemblyman and member of the New York 1915 exposition commission, suf fered a stroke of apoplexy at the cor ner of Sutter and Kearny streets. 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