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Hie Streets Of The City Are Crim
son With Gore
Against Madera.
Uyai Soldiers SucctssfulKy De
fiid the National Palace.
General Reyes, Liberated By Mob,
Amoiig the First to Fall Three
Americans Numbered Among
the Killed Day of Rioting In
till, City, at Mexico.
City o Mexico, Feb. 10. After-
Say of terrific resistance to mutinous
troops, Francisco 'Madero ia atlll
president of Mexico. What the mor
tcw will bring forth no mas can tell,
At this hour; as for the past 24
hours, the Plata- de la Constltuclon
echoes to the incessant discharge of
rifles and the crash. of machine-gun
Ire, as the partisans of Colonel Felix
Diat(j of General Mondrago,' of the
dead General Reyes and of other in
surrectionists struggle to pierce the
Menses of the. national palace.
Two hundred were, killed in Sun
day's fighting,, and among the dead
are" three Americans two women and
one man. In the, desperate fighting
of the niorniiiK more than 500 were
wounded. The Plaza Conatituclon
and the streets leading to the Ala
sseda were strewn with the dead and,
wounded, ,
For 12 hours the fate of the Mndero
government and the life of the presi
dent hung in the balance. The
death of General Reyes, who was kill
ed by a rifle ball that issued from
door In the national palace that few
tout the president himself ever use,
and the gallantry of Madero himself,
who, against the protests of bis broth
ra asd friends mounted a white
tofae and galloped up and down en
eouragiar his loyal troops, served to
cheek the odvaace, of the revolution
UU; but there can be ho doubt that
the army It honeycomb! with treach
ery and that; Diss has the support of
ssest of the faction, leaders.-,
yith only a remnant of the federal
forces at his disposal, President Ma
dera has been able to repel, the revo
lutionists from the palace, but rebel
guards hold the greater part of tin
city. The Zapatista forces are rapid
ly approaching, and there Is a deflnlts
belief' on all sides that the end of thi
Madero rule mu.it conic within "a fen
bourse The family of the president
has sought refuge. In the' -Japaksse
wiob,; 'W
- Askaferj p,
The" president dlspatohed ooutlers
to General Blanquct, sending word to
Blanquet, who IS at Toluca, 40 miles
from this rlty, that the situation Is
desperate and nothing but forced
marries can avail. But it Is learned
hourly that more troops are going
over to the standard of Diaz and' the
rebel generals, and that, the rebels
are In command at most of the artil
lery. It Is likely that War. will Bholl
tho palace if Madero does not capit
ulate. The people hen!, even tho army,
are puzzled as to who Is the real lead
er of "this bloody protest against Ma
dera's authority;. The name of Diaz
Is stilt potent, but It Is whispered that
Colonel Diaz Is acting under the or
ders of another, and that be holds
himself in readiness to deliver tho
army to a general more .In tho public
confidence. The name of General
Jluerta is mentioned on all sides, al
though Huerta fought with the Ma
dero forces..
When the noise of gun firing reach
ed the palace Uhe, family of the presi
dent became alarmed;, and by the ad
vice of "the preSliMtXhlmself, it l
-President of HiMco' the TartiJ
git of the Revolutionists.
aid, Madame Madero and others ot
the family drove In carriages to th9
Japanese legation and took shelter
there. ,
Commanding the palace were Gov
ernor Garza of the federal district and
Gustavo Madero, the president's
brother. They drew around the great
building 600 regular troops upon
whom dependence could be placed,
stationed an equal number outside to
defend the approaches, and pointed
machine guns across, the Plata de la
Constitucion. The president himself
was perfectly calm and , assisted In
directing tbe preparations tor de
fense. It waa said in the, gossip of the city.
that he actually laughed at the no
tion that he or his government were
in real perl). He was rapidly unde
ceived. Within half an hour after the
Urst alarm a long column of .troops
wuug Into, the pja'ta and cheered for
Diaz," Reyes, Orozoo and-fcapata.
Rifles were discharged, ' the bullets
smashing windows. Ia the cathedral
aai the municipal, palace.
Spectators Shot.
The Zocalo, upon which" the nation
al ralace fronts, was crowded with
men., women and children perhaps
3,000 people who were held there
either by surprise or by a kind, of
deadly fascination, Some ot these
were 'shot down at the. first discharge
of the1 rebels' guns. But the moBt
were killed or. injured later when, un
able to' escape, "they were caught be
tween the fighting columns.
In two hours (lie Zocalo was n
ghastly spectacle.. Bodiea lay In plloa.
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Princeton, N. J., Feb. 10 Tnough.
Wocdrow Wilson has taken no one
Into his confidence concerning the se
lection of cabinet members, It Is gen
erally believed that William G. Me
airy roared aver the dead and wound
ed. Long after the first battle had
subsided and the rebels had with
drawn from the vicious fire of the
machine guns, the Red Cross and
White Cross doctors and nurses were
Crlmly at work.
Fight at the Palace.
Machine guns had been mounted on
(he roof of the palace, and many sol
dlern were crowded into the towers
ot the cathedral and all of them ap
parently in sympathy with Diaz. Tho
first cavalry commander to arrive,
surveying the situation at the palaco
and believing it strongly enoi.Ji
guarded, ordered bis regiment to pro
coed to the penltentinry and there de
manded the Immediate release ot
Generals Felix Diaz and Bernardo
Reyes. Botb of these men were then
taken to the' palaco by the troops, fol
lowed by huge crowds shouting for
Diaz and Reyes and "Death to Ma
dero." Their arrival at the palace was
marked by the enthusiastic thousands
of common people thronging continu
ally 'Into tho Zocalo plaza, on the east
side of which stand the governmental
buildings. The -cuvalry, about 500
strong, and the infantrymen lined' up
e run length oi, tne palace, almost
0 feet. Other troops 'were lylng'on
the paving In 'skirmish order. A .body
of mounted police were stationed at
the south end of the palace, where
Diaz stood watching..
Suddenly the south door of the pal
ace, known as the president's door,
dashed open, 'and from within came
(he report of a rifle. At the same
moment General, Reyes, standing near
Diaz, cluropled Into a heap. He had
been shot through the -bead and died
His death waa the signal fer a gen
eral fight. In an Instant the machine
guns on tbe roof, of, the cathedral be-
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lery, which had approacbed,vfsMa...the.
south, began an; attack oa'tibeT cav
alry. The, mob IKahe'' streets" swung
about and beat 'a, hasty retreat for
any kind of shelter, In a minute or
two the Zocalo plaza waa filled with
the dead and dying. . Everywhere a
poo) of blood "marked the'place where
bullets had- found a mark and whom
the shrapnel anil the solid shot of the
field guns worked carnage.
Two Hundred Killed.
It Is eonuervutlvely estimated that
200 veto killed' in the iZoculo plaza
and C00, wounded. QitlHlilejhe plaza
resemblril a ohamble. The battle fa
vored 'he ftnlerdls. who, not; keeping
faith with nha.turued the machine
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w York hst'beein selected
for secretary olthejtreasurand that
Louis D. RrancHes 'of. 'Massachusetts
will get the post of secretary of com
merce. It is possible that, Mr. McAdoo
will get the war or navy portlfollo.
the Chapultepec cadets and other
cadets, some p spirants and a few
other soldiers escaped and made their
way to the artillery; barracks and the
arsenal, which is on the Plaza Des
At the arsenal another fierce battle
resulted, and It is reported was cap
tured by the rebels. The federals hai
possession of the barracks, and short
ly thereafter a truce followed, !)urlng
the truce Diaz rode tho street, calling
for volunteers to overthrow tho gov
ernment. President Madero took the revolu
tion calmly. Showing absolutely no
fear or excitement', he went from his
bouse in an automobile to San Juan
de Latrnn, where- he conferred with
Kenerat Huerta, who remains loyal to
tbe government. Mndoro n:ude a fer
vent address nnd pleaded, with the
people for order. He llnally wont out
on tbe streets unescorted, mounted on
a large white horse, and deliberately
rode .through San Francisco street to
the national palace in the Zocalo
plaza. Thnt he had, not lost his nerv)
was apparent to all.
Diaz the Rebel, Leader.
General Felix Diaz, who Is now the
supreme leader oft. the rebels in the
.capital, was under. sentence of death
by a military courtmartlal tor his re
cent attempt at rebellion at Vera
General Reyes waa In Jail waiting
trial for atteropting-'to start a revolu
tion In Nuevo Leon-abou a year ago.
One rumor has It j that Genoral Reyes
was shot In the fighting, but It lack3
confirmation. The city Is in such a
turmoil that rumora of all sorts aro
flying. Many are confirmed and many
are disproved. Where the loyal troops
hold sway martial law prevails, and
nobody la permitted to pass. The tel
egraph, offices are under guard.
General Victorias Huerta, General
Bernardo Reyes; aid' General Felix
Wax" are said to be In thorough ac
cord wlfh the operations,- and to have
Washington, Feb. 10. Manuel
Aruujo, president of Salvador, died in
ciio i-upltal of that republic as a result
if wounds Inflicted upon him by Ave
HMa.stns'on the night of Feb, '4'. News
;f bis death was received at the atata
leimrtinent In a dleae'tch from United
t -V
decided tbat to strike In the national
capital was the proper solution of tho
attempt to unseat Madero, seeing that
the operations throughout the country
lor the past 18 months have been
General Huerta Is to be the com
mander ot the south in the new re
volt, It Is declared, and General Pas
cual Orozco, Jr., Is to take command
In tho 'north, while Trevlno Is to be
president and General Felix Dlax la
to be secretary ot war.
The prcpent uprising Is strictly an.
army uprising, but has the approval
of the rebels.
Ambassador Wilson Heard From.
Washington, Feb. 10. In a dispatch
from Ambassador Wilson, received at
tbe state department today, it Is re
ported that the arsenal In Mexico
City surrendered to General Fellr
Dlax; that mounted police artillery
and rurales from Tacubaya have de
clared for Diaz, and that the forces
within the national palace are tbe
only troops in Mexico City still loyal
to President Madero.
Non-intervention Will Be Maintained
to the Last Hour.
Washington, Feb. 10. The explo
llon In Mexico City will not result in
Intervention In Mexico during the
three weoks remaining of the Taft ad
mln'stratlon. It was authoritatively
stated that President Taft's policy of
non-intervention would be maintained
to the last hour of his occupancy In
the White, House.
There is already a sufficient force
of United States troops along the
Mexican border to handle any situa
tion which tony arise there, short ot
an actual invasion of Mexican terri
The sending of wnrshlps to Mexi
can ports, If it Is deemed necessary
as a result of the events in Mexico
City, will be solely for the purpose ot
affording a refuge and protection for
-Americans who may bo endangered by
possible disorders arising out of the
reyoit in the capital.
Rome, Feb. 10. Slgnor Naci, the
notorious politician, whom tho senate
condemned to three years' imprison
faent for defalcations while he was
minister of Instruction In 1906, and
Mio has Blnce been regularly return
d to parliament by his faithful fol
I ewers, created a sensation by occa-
P)lng bis seat In the house.
Steubenvllle, 0 Feb. 10. .Mrs.
Charles Wilson, 35, left her home.hor
husband nnd five children at Toronto,
and drowned herself In the Ohio
river. Sho left a note reading: "Hnry
aie as cheaply as possible; give bal
ance to the children. I am not guilty
of the things I am charged with." Her
body has not been recovered.
I.epd, 8. D., Feb. 10. George W.
Olover ot this city, son of Mrs. Mary
Bakei Glover Kddy, .the Christlau
Science loader, said he has not and
would not withdraw his suit to con
test tbe will of his mother. Glover
declared he had never authorized his
attorneys' to abandon the contest.
States Minister Helnike. Carlos Mel
londcz, first deslgnado of the- Salva
lorlsn government, has been placed
. cbarge ot the government, succeed
ing President Arsujo. So far ' as
mown, all it quiet 1b tbe city of San
Former Grand Vizier of Turkey
Leaves For London.
Statement That the Turks Are Being
Defeated In the Fighting On the
Peninsula Apparently Confirmed by
the SulUn'e Latsat Move Ottoman
Attempts to Land Troops Near Oat
Hpoll Reported Futile.
London, Feb. 10. Haakl Pasha, who
was grand vizier when the war with
Tripoli began, is coming to London.
It is reported that he will reopen the
peace negotiations and will perhaps
replace Rechld Pasha, tbe head of the
Turkish delegates.
There arc evidences that the army'
regard the operations at Galllpoll aa
very important. It Is reported tbat
fighting was renewed there Sunday.
The report that Haakl Pasha ia
going to reopen peace negotiations, If
tnle, seems to confirm the statement
that tbe Turks are being defeated in
the 'fighting on the peninsula. The
bottle on Saturday was apparently
severe. Very few details have been
received, but the vagueness of the of
ficial references at Constantinople
tends to support the Bulgarian claim
of victory.
Turks Attempt to Land Troops.
Sofia, Feb. 10. It is officially stated
tbat the Turkish, attempt to land
troops near Sarkeul, between Rodotto
and Galllpoll, was frustrated. Twenty
transports which were oft shore be
gan to land Infantry troops under
cover of darkness. The Bulgarlam
had Been them earlier, and immedi
ately when the landing operations be
gan made an attack, inflicting great
.losses. The remnant ot the Turkish
troops re-embarked and tbe ships put
to sen. The Turks also tried to land
troops at Podlma, on tbe DIack, sea,
but were repulsed with serious loss
Lyme. Conn., Feb. 10. Rest-1 .
dents of this old town are aflut- )
ter over tbe prospects tbat It -
may be, for a few weeks at any ' ',
rato, the country's summer cap!-
tal. President-elect Wilson and ) ',
his family spent tbe summer
here three years ago and, ac- ) ',
cording to those in a position to
knovt Mr. Wilson, say he is think- ',
Ing of taking the old colonial
home of Miss Florence Grlswold, ',
where he stayed before with his j
family, for the summer. ', ',
H Calls a Rural Lite and Good
Roads MeetltiE.
Columbus, O., Feb. 10. Declaring
the disproportionate number of urban
and rural Inhabitants to be a menace
to general well-being, for tbe purpose
of learning the cause ot the great In
flux ot rural population to tbe cities
and with a view, if possible, to work
out some means of preventing the
abandonment of farms. Governor Cox
has Issued a proclamation calling for
a rural life and good roads congress,
to meet in Columbus March 12 and 13.
"To arrive at a proper understand
ing of our needs, to devise ways, and
means of solving the problems which
confront us," are the specific reasons
assigned by the governor for calling,
tbe gathering. The good roada ques
tion it considered by the governor
one ot the chief things to be consid
ered in solving the rural life problem,
and for tnls roason one day will be
devoted exclusively to i this subject
The other day will be devoted to the
study of social problems ot rural life.
As a committee to arrange for the
congress, which will be held in Me
morial ball, the governor has appoint
ed D. R. Hanna, Ravenna; Miss Edith
CariiPbel, Cincinnati; William A.
Hlto, Thornvllle; Senntor J. I. Hud
son, Portsmouth; Arch H. Huston, Co
lumbus, and Jesse Taylor, Jamestown.
Politeness te a coin destined to earfcefc
those who give It away.
$2,400,01 1
Collected Fra New Yirt
Crliiuls By Officials
Mi MMiy Extortt. Frtm
Keepers of lieial Reams.
Oraft System In New York, Upon
Which District Attorney WhRman-.
Begins His First Real Legal Battle.
Captain Walsh, Who Has Told'
Much, Is Expected to Tell More.
"Hlgher-Ups" Prosecutor's Game.
New Tork, Feb. 10. Two 'million
four hundred thousand dollars graft
from gamblers, poolroom men and Il
legal resort keepers 1,200.0W for
the captains and their collectors,
$600000 for tho Inspectors, $C0O,O0i
Into the hands of one man and then
out again, divided into three parts,
one for a hotel man, one for a man
who represents an officeholder and
the third for a man who represented'
himself or another official.
That is the "graft system" as 3..
trict Attorney Whitman understand
It, nnd that is, the "system" uj-'
which begins his flrst real legal b
tie today. Before nightfall be hopt.
to have made his flrst Inroad by i t
dlctments against Police Inspecto
New York's Prosecuting Attor
ney a Live Wire In Graft Cases.
Dennis, F. Sweeney and Police' Cap
tain Thomas Walsh. ,
Walsh has already told much and
will tell more. - Sweeney's represen
tatives or those who pretended l
represent him have already tried to U
tercedefor the Inspector, and haven
selved no satisfaction. The b'argel'
that Sweeney must make will be
hard one. If he would save hfmse'
after Indictment he would be hands
a statement like the foregoing an.
will be told to tell tbe name or tbe
one man to whom he monthly turned
over his share of tbe 100,000 which
all tbe Inspectors had to deliver. If
Sweeney consents, a circle already
cracked by the confession of Walsh
will be torn into segmen ', and those
protected inside will be disclosed..
They are the men whom Whitman ls
There will be other Indictments too, .
Mr. 'Whitman hopes, all of them hav
ing to do with the general operation:',
ot the system. The cases of William
Dubiller and David Malar, charged
with bribing David Muller, janitor ot '
the Marlborough apartments, to
swear that Mrs. Goode had offered
him money to back up her atory, will '
go to the grand Jury. Cbarles E
Foye, the man who accused Henry H,'
Curran, chairman of the aldenuanlc"
Investigating committee, with graft
ing, will have his case presented or.
a charge of 'perjxry. There will be
another case presented against Ed
war;! j, Newell, the lawyer for George
A. Slpp, already Indicted for a mlsde
aseaaor. This time the Indictment
will be under another section of the
penal code and will be for a higher
degree of crime.
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