File No. 812.00/14303.


The Provisional President returned to the city and spent the night. He issued a statement defining his attitude and placing the responsibility for the evacuation on the Convention. While approving the [Page 649] manifesto of Palafox and Gomez he ordered the complete evacuation of the city, and the City Council has again assumed the authority pending the arrival of the Constitutionalists, who are understood to be near.