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Morning Sentinel Special Bulletin
ORLANDO, FLA., APRIL 20, 1914
(BULLETIN-Washington, D. C., Apr. 20.-State Department -
reports message coming from Mexico City, but contentswill
not be known here until 11 o'clock. This means message will
be submitted to Wilson before being made public.
(BULLETIN-Washington, D. C., Apr. 20.-Time limit in
Wilson Ultimatum expired 7:36 p. m. Up to present time no message
had been received by State Department to indicate Huerta
intends to fire required salute.
(BULLETIN Mexico City, Apr. 20.-Huerta's refusal to
salute United States handed to Charge O'Shaughnessy by Foreign
Minister, Portelle Y. Rojas.BULLETINWashington.
( D. C., Apr. 20.-The news was
flashed from Mexico City that Huerta has refused to salute the
United States. Taking of O'Shaughnessy's second message to
Bryan by Daniels and Tumulty appears to make it certain that
Huerta has defied the United States.
Washington, D. C., April 20.-War with Mexico will be de-
clared tomorrow. Congress has been called in special joint ses-
sion at 3:00 o'clock for that purpose. Special meeting of the cabinet
will be held in the White House at 10:30 o'clock this morning.
These announcements were made immediately after Huerta's refusal
to salute flag had been conveyed to Wilson last night. The
President has refused to consider further considerable proposals
from Huerta. Before Congress meets this morning, war measures
will be taken by the battleships already in Mexican waters. It
is expected marines under Fletcher may land in Vera Cruz early
tomorrow morning in an attempt to rush protection to railroad
bridge at Cordova Gorge, on Mexico National railroads. This
bridge is the key to transportation to troops to Mexico City. Riot
and disorder in Mexico City are expected to follow tonight's development
and one of the first efforts of this government will be
to rush aid to international guard, which will form to protect for
eigners. No effort is now made to conceal fact that Huerta has
defied president's ultimatum.
Washington, D. C., April 20.-8:10 a: m.-Secretary Bryan,
in a statement issued at the White House shortly before midnight,
tonight, said mesage from Charge O'Shaughnessy late last night,
asked whether in case Huerta agreed to salute, if this government
will agree in writing that the salute be returned. After confer-
ring with the President Secretary Bryan sent O'Shaughnessy a
message saying that no protocol will be signed and that salute
must be forthcoming in accordance with Wilson's original demand.
Early this morning a message was received from Charge
O'Shaughnessy, saying that Huerta will accede to demand made
by Wilson, providing protocol be signed and asking permission to
sign protocol. To this Secretary Bryan answered that no protocol .,
whatever will be signed and instructed
O'Shaughnessy to make
demand upon Huerta for answer as to whether he intended
to carry out the President's demands.At .
nine o'clock last night, Secretary Bryan received a telegram
from Charge O'Shaughnessy, stating that he had presented
to the foreign office the latest demands from Washington and in
return had been given Huerta's final refusal to accede to the
President's demands to salute the flag. This telegram was communicated
to the President, who instructed a cabinet meeting to
be called for tomorrow morning and negotiations with Huerta be
broken off. The President, who spent yesterday in White Sulphur
Springs, with his family, will arrive in Washington at eight
o'clock this morning and immediately begin preparing his war
message for reading to congress this afternoon. Council of war
was in session in the war department until midnight last night.
The War Department, late last night, stated that instructions had
been given to General Leonard Wood to go to Texas City, where
he will take full command and land forces upon arrival there. Flotilla
squadron stationed at Pensacola received order last night to
proceed immediately to Tampico from Pensacola. Also went two
aeroplanes, which will be used in Mexico.