File No. 812.00/14294.


General Palafox, Minister Gomez and a number of the members of the Convention did not leave the city in the evacuation this morning. The Provisional President and staff left later in the day. It appears that the entry of the Constitutionalists is not so imminent as was reported. Palafox and Gomez have issued a manifesto deprecating the alarm and stating that they assume the military and civil authority of the city and will protect it against the enemy until the return of the Convention and the Provisional President. It is not believed that this will prevent the occupation of the city by the Constitutionalists.