THE CABINET: A Delicate Situation

Secretary of State Hughes attempted to ease the Mexican situation (TIME, Jan. 7 et seq.) without damage to U. S. interests and without hostilities. He met with difficulties. The light cruiser Tacoma, which has been patrolling the Mexican coast for some time, after putting in at Galveston, ran aground on Blanquilla Reef on its return to Vera Cruz, Rebel capital. There are normally five different lights visible at that point, but it is believed that these were extinguished by the Rebels. The greater part of the crew...

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