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Naminq of Flew Mexican Cabinet May Be Followed By Sweeping Reforms
Diaz Names New Cabinet,
Dela Barra Gets Portfolio
(By E. M. Simondltt, Editor El Diario.)
Special Dispatch.
City of Mexico, March 25.—President Diaz selected his new cabinet
today, but announced late tonight that he would not make its personnel
known until Monday owing to the fact that some of the portfolios have
not been finally accepted by those to whom they were offered and there
were some minor difficulties which would be disposed of tomorrow in
conference. It is likely, however, that more than one or two changes
will be made in the cabinet as It stands tonight.
In this cabinet Francisco de la Barra now ambassador to the United
States, is secretary of foreign relations, replacing Enrique Creel.
Jose Ives Limantour remains secretary of finance; Gonzales Coslo
remains secretary of war and navy; Demetrio Sodl, now chief justice of
the supreme court, replaces Justino Fernandez as secretary of justice;
Norberto Dominguez, now general postmaster, becomes secretary of
communications and public works; Manuel Marroqul, the engineer who
is directing the construction of the City of Mexico waterworks, becomes
secretary of agriculture and developments, in place of Olegarlo Molina;
the new secretary of public instruction is Jorge Vera Estanel, the young
lawyer who recently defended the government in the suit brought by
the English-American Cotton Raising company of Tlahalllo.
The selection of secretary of the Interior to succeed Ramon Corral
has not been made.
The new members of the cabinet are all Limantour men, which
shows where the strength of the new government will lie.
Message to the Governor of
California Believed to Have
Followed Diplomatic Note.
Special Dispatch.
Washington, March 25.—There is
a rumor in Washington tonight that
Japan has protested to the United
States against impending anti-Japan
ese legislation in California.
It is known absolutely that urgent
dispatches were sent yesterday from
the state department to Governor
Johnson of California, that these dis
patches related to Japan and that
they were sent at the consent and ap
proval of President Taft.
Dispatches from California state
that the communications from the
state department to Governor Johnson
were in the natuhe of appeals against
any antl-Japanese legislation or agi
tation at this time. In California Gov
ernor Johnson was reported as having
declared that he would willingly make
public the communication if Presi
dent Taft consented. At the white
house today it was declared that it
was not desired to have the dispatches
made public at this time.
Secretary of State Knox will be
back in Washington on Monday, when
he and the president will confer on
the situation. Some statement may
then be made. The fact that Baron
Uchida, the Japanese ambassador,
called on the president on Wednesday
and that within two days after his
call these dispatches were sent, is
w’hat leads to the broad conjecture
that Japan has at least laid before the
administration representations re
garding pending measures in Califor
The secrecy that is being observed
with regard to the affair in the pres
ent Instance is regarded here as more
or less significant. At the state de
partment today all questions with re
gard to the dispatches to Governor
Johnson were studiously ignored or
dismissed with the stereotyped reply:
"There is nothing to be said about
that" ,
Finally Baron Uchida saw President
Taft today again and showed to him
a politely worded note from the Jap
anese emperor thanking the president
for his peaceful assurances of a few
days ago and assuring him in return
that Japan had the most peaceful in
tentions in regard to the United States.
Is Considering New Arbitration
Treaty and Wants Amity
With United States.
'Special Dispatch.
Tokio, March 25. —Japan is con
sidering carefully 'the arbitration
plan proposed by President Taft and
seconded by Sir Edward Grey. The
authorities here consider it the most
practical method possible of allying
the United States, Britain and coun
ftries most friendly to them.
The Japanese deny emphatically
that this country has any entangle
ment in Mexico and assert that Jap
anese interests in that republic are
not to be compared with those of the
United States. It Is the fervent desire
of the government here to maintain
end develop American-Japanese
friendship, and it believes that so
long as the two countries mutually
respect established rights and inter
ests there will never be any trouble
between them.
Special Dispatch.
Wellealy. Mass.. March 25.—Dock
Bridgehall. a well known school for
boys on Cliff Road. Wellesly Hill,
was burned today. The loss is esti
mated at $50,000. The sixty-flve pu
pils were in the class rooms when the
fire broke out in an upper story—
probably from a defective flue. The
boys assisted the teachers in remov
ing the class room furniture from
Ahe building, but were unable to save
their personal effects, which were in
the upper part of the building,
VOLUME 32.N0. 64
Administration Forces to Hold
Mass Meeting and Name
Candidates Tomororw.
Mayor Will Head the
Ticket, Wn the Others
Are Not Named,
The “People’s Party” was per
manently organized at a meeting
ladd at 8 o'clock last night. In the
council chamber at the city hall.
This politic*! party, formulated by
the friends and suporters of the
present administration will issue
a ticket next week, headed by
Bryan Callaghan as a candidate
for re-election of mayor of San
Antonio. One hundred and twenty
were present.
An executive committee of the
People's party was elected with H. E.
Hildebrand as chairman, the mem
bers being a citizen from each of the
eight wards of the city. A call was
Issued for a mass convention to be
held tomorrow night. March 27, at
Turner hall, when candidates for the
various offices of the City government
will be nominated for the different of
The meeting was called to order by
L. J. Hart, who announced that the
purpose of the gathering was to or
ganize a political party, to conform
to the Terrell election law and put a
ticket in the field to be headed by
Mayor Bryan Callaghan. He gave a
brief outline of what was proposed to
be done at the meeting, saying that it
was the desjre to select an executive
committee, •consisting of a chairman
and one members from each of the
eight wards of the city. A call for a
mass convention. Mr. Hart announced,
should be Issued and a platform or
rather a preamble adopted. The first
order of business, he said, was
the election of a permanent chairman.
On motion of T. D. Cobbs, the name
of H. E. Hildebrand was put in nomi
nation and duly second. Mr. Hilde
brand was unanimously chosen. Tn
accepting the chair, Mr. Hildebrand
said that the political party to be or
ganized was to be in sympathy with
the present administration. Chairman
Hildebrand then called for nomina
tions for a secretary and on motion of
James Routledge, duly seconded. Ed.
Lyons was selected for the place.
(Continued on Page 4 —3 d Column)
Special Dispatch.
Washington, D. C., March 25.—
United States Consul Edwards at
Juarez reported to the state depart
ment this afternoon that there is no
truth in the report that John Digno
wity and his three American com
panions had been executed by the
Mexican authorities.
Harrison Fisher Says Miss Lucy Cot
ton Is Ideal Southern Girl.
Special Dispatch.
New York, March 25.—1 n Miss
Lucy Cotton of Houston, Tex.. Harri
son Fisher, the famous illustrator, has
found his "perfect type” of "Southern
Girl” and she has just been secured
to serve as his model In the series of
types he is engaged upon. Miss Cot
ton is tall, slender, with the grace of
neck, the lambent dark eyes and soft
drawling voice t'o be found among
fair women close to the borders of
She has a dimple in her soft chin
that responds to every emotion; she
takes a vivid and childlike interest it.
the development of her pictures on
canvas. She is waiting with even
more breathless interest than the art
ist who is launching hit southern type
to see how that type will be received
by a public ever critical of. as it is
insistent for, tensationa that are new,
Ruler of the Japanese Says
War Scare Not Justified
Special Dispatch.
Washington, March 25. —The fol
lowing message from the emperor of
Japan to President Taft was made
public today at the White House:
“To the President of the United States
of America:
"I was greatly pleased to receive
your very kind message conveyed to
me through my ambassador In Wash
ington and I thank you for It. I was
Francisco I. Madero, provisional
president of Mexico under the flag of
rebellion, is believed to be making hfs
way to San Antonio to attend a family
conference which is slated to be held
here in San Antonio early this week.
If he cannot attend, personally, he
will have a representative present.
From Washington and New York,
Francisco Madero, father, and Gus
tavo Madero, rebel representative at
Washington, are coming; from Mon
terey Ernesto Madero Is said to have
already arrived, but this could not be
confirmed, all members of the family
denying knowledge of his presence In
the city; there are already present
here three Maderos —Alfonso, Gabriel
and a younger brother, all sons of
Francisco Madero,
“My father and brother are coming
on secret business,” said Alfonso Ma
dero yesterday. "I cannot divulge the
object of their trip, but it is not con
nected in any way with business. I
will let my father speak for himself
when he reaches here.”
The possibility of Francisco I. Ma
dero. the rebel leader, being present
at the conference is heightened by .the
fact that for the last few days the
telegraph has carried no news of his
whereabouts, except in a general way.
It is entirely possible, say those who
know, for such information to be
given out coneernlng him, although
he, himself, may not be with the
troops now In the field.
When Alfonso Madero was ques
tioned concerning the report that the
family conference was being held to
consider the fortunes of the family,
which are now threatened by the tac
tics of Diaz, he repudiated the itjea.
It was suggested that possibly the
family would meet to discuss the
proposition involved in the embargo
recently placed against El Modelo, the
big department store at Monterey,
which is harassed by the government
because, as alleged, it is one of the
properties of the Maderos not tied up
with a foreign alliance in such man
ner that any Interference would bring
a protest.
"No, that is not the object of the
conference," said Mr. Madero. “We
are not afraid of anything that Diaz
or his tools may do. When the rebels
win—and they are going to win—
every act of the present government
of Mexico, from Dec. 1 on. will be
scrutinized to ascertain if it was legal
or not. Dec. 1 is the date on which
President Diaz assumed power for an
other term, and we declare hfs elec
tion and Inauguration Illegal. Hence
we have the right to Investigate all
things done subsequent to that date,
as soon as the revolution wins."
Other than that, Mr. Madero would
not talk of the coming family confer
ence. He would hardly admit that
such a meeting of the family was con
templated, saying that his father and
brother were coming on a secret mis
sion. When he was asked if his broth
er, the rebel leader, would also attend,
he merely laughed, but would not
deny IL
Emperor Mutsuhl to of Jaiutn.
already convinced that you have given
no credence to the false and wicked
reports regarding' Japan, but it was
especially a source of profound satis
faction to me to receive from you the
assurance that the relations of amity
and good understanding between our
two countries was never better or
more cordial than at this time. lam
most happy to be able and entirely
do reciprocate that assurance.
(Signed) "MUTSUHITO."
(By Otheman Stevens.)
Special Cable.
Mexico City, March 25. —On behalf
of Americans in Mexico our govern
ment should be impressed with tho
necessity of patience and the avoid
ance of precipitate or irritating meas
ures. I can say positively that Min
ister Limantour's policy is progress
ing, with a very fair chance of peace
resulting. Any Interference on out
part now would ruin the prospects for
peaoe and probably bring about ex
treme peril.
The new cabinet which Is to be
formed tonight or tomorrow is certain
to be progressive and devoid of ob
jectionable ministers. President Diaz,
in a message to congress next week,
will announce the government's pur
pose and there Is every reason to be
lieve that these will be such as to im
press the people with the advance
of democratic principles on a sincere
basis. The program will include
electoral reform, election by states of
governors and reformation of the
Jefes politicos. There will be no sur
render to armed revolutionists, but
the program will form an appeal to
well intentloned citizens.
I believe there is a good chance ot '
the avoidance of civil war by the gen - j
eral public accepting the intention of
the government to advance In keep
ing with awakened public opinion.
Minister Limantour today expressed
the hope and belief that all difficul
ties will soon be solved to the satis
faction of patriotic citizens.
He said that the administration is
prepared to take such measures and
Implant such reforms as will satisfy
the best public opinion and that while
meeting force with force, it will leave
nothing undone in the present cir
cumstances to unite all good Mexi
Activity of the Insurrectos continues
to emphasize the necessity of prompt
action by the government, but the
formation of the new cabinet and the
departure for Europe on April 12 of
Vice President Ramon Corral and his
implied abandonment of his official
position, together with the removal
of Senor Enrique Creel from official
life, make a strong probability of the
mass of the people being ready to
abide by the promises of the govern ■
Rightly or wrongly, Senor Creel ami
Senor Corral are the most disliked
government officials on the part of
the progressive group and a settle- I
ment of the trouble which would In
clude thorn in power would be im
The statement of Limantour is the
most flat-footed, unequivocal an
nouncement of the government's pur
poses yet made. It is considered cer
tain here that it will quiet for the time
those inclined to take action against
the government, and if followed, as it
promises to be, by sane and con
vincing pledge.s of the advocacy of re
forms outlined, will create a modus
vlvendi which can lead to peace. If
it falls a pitiful tragedy must be
played. _
Guajardo and Comrades Re
leased Under Bonds to
Appear Monday.
Fear They Will Be Taken to
Mexico and Shot —Caught
on the Way to Border.
Special Dispatch.
Del Rio, Tex., March 25.—Hand
cuffed and chained together, the thir
teen blockade runners captured by
federal officials last night at Sander
son were brought to this city today
to face the charge of violation of the
United States neutrality laws. L. A.
Guajardo, the leader, and some of
the others were released on appear
ance bonds of $lOOO, their examina
tion before a United States commis
sioner to be had Monday.
When the prisoners were brought
here, every man among them believed
that they were to be turned over at
once to the Mexican authorities and
that they would be shot as soon as
they reached the other sidp. With
this idea, they sent frantic telegraphic
appeals to Alfonso Madero at San An
tonio and to Dr. Vazquez Gomez, ths
rebel representative at Washington,
pleading with them to do all in their
power to prevent them leaving this
country. The telegrams were signed
by Guajardo, and during the evening
a reassuring message was received
from A]fonso Madero.
By that time, however, the prison
ers had ascertained that their fears
were unfounded and that they were
not to he turned over to Mexico. Sev
eral had been released on bonds, and
these busied themselves in trying to
procure bonds for the ones still de
tained. Guajardo was among those
released first, several prominent
I friends going on his bond without
Monday afternoon the hearings of
the men before a United States com
missioner are scheduled to take place.
This official has the power to order
(Continued on Page 4—2 d Column)
DE 11 81M GOES
New Mexican Minister of For
eign Affairs Has Perfect Un
derstanding With Taft.
Special Dispatch.
Washington, March 25.—Ambassa
dor de la Barra, who has been ap
pointed minister of foreign affairs by
President Diaz, will leave Washington
tomorrow evening to take charge of
that post.
According to the ambassador, hu
leaves here with a "perfect under
standing between him and President
Taft” and Secretary Knox, who re
turned here opportunely tonight from
the south.
The ambassador received his noti
fication by telegram this evening from
Minister Creel, whom he succeeds.
The ambassador immediately canceled
all his engagements and called upon
the president, with whom he had an
Interview and immediately thereafter
called on the secretary of state at his
The telegram from Minister Creel
was urgent, requesting the ambassa
dor to come on at once.
The appointment makes the ambas
sador the head of the Mexican cabi
net and puts him in position for the
highest possible honors of the re
Special Dispatch.
New York. March 25.—Ambassa
dor Bacon and his family are in New
York for the wedding of their elder
son. Robert Bacon Jr., a secretary in
। the state department, to the beautiful
1 Cecilia Jacqueline May of Washing
ton. daughter of Colonel Henry May.
and niece of Mrs. Randolph, who
Idled as the second Mrs. William C.
London. March 25. —London society'
Is eagerly looking forward to the re
turn of Mrs. James MacDonald, ati |
American hostess, who achieved great ,
popularity here two seasons ago. Ai
fatorlte form of entertainment with I
her Is to gne a monster garden party j
in the delightful gardens in the cen-
Two Thousand New York Factory
Workers, Panic Stricken and Help
less Trapped In High Building.
Firemen Unable to Save Workers
Who Rush For Single Fire Escape.
Iron Door Bars Way to Life.
Associated Press,
NEW YORK, March 25. —A fire that spread like a spark in a
powder train trapped 2000 employes of the Triangle Shirtwaist com*
pany on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the ten-story Loft build*
ing, at W ashington Place and Greene street at 5 o’clock this evening.
More than one hundred and seventy-five lives were lost. The
police figures at midnight were 150 dead and 100 injured. The
dead are chiefly women and young girls, some of them pitifully young
to take 114? the burden of wage earners and some of them old women
that an unkind fate kept in the battle for daily bread when their
years should have won them a peaceful close of life.
The cause of this frightful calamity was official neglect. Hous
ing during the busy hours of the day thousands this-big and high
reaching building was equipped with but one narrow iron fire es-
cape and that in the rear and leading into an almost blind court.
<• The firemen searching for bodies on
Special Dispatch.
Mexico City. March 25. —What
might have caused a terrible scene of
terror here was averted by the gov
ernment's discovery late last night
of a plot to liberate the 5000 desper
ate prisoners confined in Belem
prison. The matter was discovered
last evening, and fifty men concerned
in the scheme were arrested and
placed in Jail. The government as
signs the plot to the Maderistos, who
are said to have promised the prison
ers to enroll them in the insurrecto
Show Girl Wants Young New
Yorker to Pay Her $lOO,OOO
Heart Balm.
Special Dispnfch.
New York. March 25.—Harold Dady, non
of Michael Dady. contractor and Brooklyn
political Je.u>r, is named as in a
suit for $lOO,OOO for breach of promise ot
marriage filed in the supreme court today
by Miss Rn- Deutsch, playing with Bessie
McCoy in “Tie E ho. M
Scores of love letters in which the young
millionaire reft rred to Miss Deutsch as his i
“sweet Rose/’ “my fairest Rose,” and'
other endearing names, figure in the case. |
Miss Deutsch met Dady in Havana. Cub* ]
when he was playing in vaudeville there In
the- summer of 1908. Dady was snperin- I
tending some dredging operations in Havana •
harbor for his father at the time.
According to Miss Deutsch she was only
17 years old then and Dady showered her i
with his .attentions. Ho sent her flowers |
and candy and within two weeks after their
meeting proposed marriage to her six times.
“I told h ; m each time.” said the young e
aetreaa, “to wait until we retimed to New ।
On December 15, 1908. Miss Deutsch re
turned from Cuba and she d< dared it was
nerv'd she and Dady would marry the fol
lowin’ near, when his work in Cuba would
be completed. Soon after her arrival here
Miss Deutsch said Dady began to write the
many burning letters upon which she hopes
to recover money damages for her wounded
Miss Deutsch declared the first she knew
of ht r lover’s unfaithfulness was when she
read in a New York newspaper in Decern I
her. 1909, that he wa* married to Mias Vern |
Campbell, then a member of the “Parisian
Widows’* romnany.
Thia, she said, was just one week
the date on which Dady had promised t** (
marry her. Miss Deutsch said she nhened j
to young Dadv as soon as ahe read th« an- |
nouncement of his marriage to Mias Camp- ।
bell, thinking some mistake had been made.
“He admitted he was married/’ said
Miss Deutsch “but he told me he waa sorry
an<l said he did not whv he had done
When yonr eye, need glasses sak
your physician shout u*. We huso had
enough experience to bo auro ot the
verb wo do.
the ninth floor a.t 11:15 o'clock low
ered body No. 131 In the canvas bag
and when it had reached the street
they shouted: "That's all on the up
per floors.”
Chief Croker said that his men had
made as thorough an inspection as
possible of the basement and areaway,
in both of which there were eight feet
of water, and that they had found
only four or five bodies. This part co
the building .however, was as black
as night and even with the aid of
lanterns the firemen had not been
able to make a complete examination.
It was difficult, they said, to distin
guish between burnt wood and
charred bodies. A more careful
search will be made at daylight to
One Estimate 200 Dead.
Chief Croker said that a conserva
tive estimate of the number of dead
would be 150. When the reports
came In from the hospitals he said
the number might go even higheF
than that. He said that at least six
of the injured had already died and
that probably others would succumb.
With the dead at hospitals and
what the cellar may reveal, the Jist
of victims will possibly reach 175.
Coroner Holtshauser believed that
the final roster would total between
200 and 250, but the police estimate
is 175.
The property loss is variously esti
mated at from $lOO,OOO to $200,000,
including the damage to the New
York university buildings.
The cause of the fire has not yet
been discovered and even Chief Crok
er would advance no theory of its
origin at midnight.
Lower Doors Closed.
The building in which the fire oc
curred is a ten-story brick structure
on the northwest corner of Washing
ton place and Greene street It ex
tends half way to Waverly place
Greene street. There is an alleyway
between it and the next building that
fronts Waverly place and is used in
part by the law school ot the New
York university.
The upper floors of the building
were occupied by the Triangle Shirt
, waist company. Below them Meyer,
Crown A- Wallach !)hve a manufae-
I tory. The first floqr is the Fur ex
' change. Bernstein.* A Meyer, cloaks
। and suits, have the,'second floor; Har
ris Bros., clothiqrs. the third, and
■ Morris Bloom, clothiers, the fourth.
All these hous-s had closed today
when the fire occurred on the eighth
floor, where the Triangle company
was rushing full time and where the
operators were to have reported to
morrow for work.
Will Be Investigated.
District Attorney Whitman was an
early arrival at the scene. He de
clared that he would conduct an in
vestigation and if any violations of
the law were shown he would prose
cute the persons responsible for th®
fearful loss of life.
An official of the fire department
declared that two months ago a spe
cial order was sent out by Commis
sioner Waldo, requiring every fra
captain to make a ronort of the fac
tory buildings in his district with ref
erence to fire exits and that the re
ports were submitted a few davs ago.
The building which was burned today
was criticised for its lack of fire
Leaps, Burning, to Street.
The men realized that a pitiful ef
fort was theirs and as it looked like
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