The second or guerilla stage of the Mexican Civil War was definitely be- gun and no hope of an early peace was forecast.

The usual contradictory reports were forthcoming in the usual profusion. The position was that the rebels were strongly entrenched in what the Federals call the "hot country," that is, the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas and Guerrero—all in southern Mexico. Numerous bands of rebels were reported abroad in more northern states. Both Federals and rebels claimed unimportant successes.

The U. S. Government despatched the gunboat Tulsa to Tuxpam, which was...

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