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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Fa!r, warmer, to-day; showers to-morrow
light to moderate southerly winds.
Detailed weather reports will he found on page 13.
OL. LXXIX. NO. 270.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1912. CnmrljM, l!i2, fcj thv Sim I'llntlug mid ViiWlahlng .t.vioriufloil,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT TRAILED BY
5TH AVE, CROWD
in!ill I las to Take Refuse
in John Ii. Cadwalador's
I.iiio K()LU)VIX(; HIM
Unlit N t'ul Short Five Blocks
From His Hrothor's
I II K rot.iTK TAKE A
''I'Mtlfiil Knjoys It atitl Crowd
i red II i 1 it Cnnlhilly When
'i-r hivim struggle! with Now
Vr...v crowd", tor three days President
lift had looked forward with pleasure
- a Sunday m Now Vork free from tur-
. - ., ,-, iMiin, leillli
ill The President's anticipations had j llr.inch, Asliury Park, Manasqiian, Free
men realized most delightfully up until I hold, I.akowood, Uridgeton. Millville,
.) .nloik yesterday afternoon. He
nod attended church in the morning,
Motored tu Van Cortlandt Park and back
.out had tested all the afternoon at the
now if hw brother, Henry W. Taft, at
w Wer Forty-eighth street.
I.aie m the day Mr. Taft decided to top
his reposeful Sunday with a little stroll
p 1 if tli avenue It was just about ,V:iu
cWk when lie sauntered out ol his
rother't house, wearing a black cutaway
n,ii and th" conventional silk hat and
winging a heavy walking stick. With
I'n wi'te his brother, Henry W . and
i,.. Secretary to the President. Charles
I' llilles The President'- twe secret
rice guard-, .litn Sloan and Dick
lei-vis fell in behind the party ns the
'hie.- headed east.
I if tli avenue was alive with its usual
Sunday atternoon throng, but the Presi
dent had stroll'vl with it before without
uiy great enibarra-sineiit and he wasn't
f rcpared for the trouble that was ahead.
He h.ul hardly turned north on Fifth
avenue before he was spotted by several
persons who were headed down town.
Tw o or t hi ee turned and follow ed. Hy the
time the Piesident had reached Forty
ninth street about a hundred men and
women weie trailing him.
Mr. Taft continued on up the avenue,
iblivjou- of the commotion that wus going
'i behind him The n-M-rct s--rvice men.
" ho have had plenty of experience with
Vew Vork crowd", weie. however, glanc
ing back rather nervously and warning
ne mote eager of the puisuers not to
read too closely
a.eial small Ikivs made their ap-
Mrance and if them was anybody in
if th avenue Ix'twcen Forty-ninth and
ft'eth streets who hadn't known of
M- Taft's presence up to that time he
klv learned The Ikivs scooted
ren the legs of the seciet service guards
' popd in from the roadway They I
t.s e'i um being within touch of the
P'"-i!ennal coat tail and when they!
w e dislodged by the boctvt service i
tip 's they pointed their fingers and I
i " That there's Taft!"
H .1 liundieds had recognized the Piesi-,
' r w f limit the assistance of the small
- 'I he memorial service for fire
en ,n st Patrick's Cathedral was jut
-i "Hi and the churchgoers joined
v I i he Sunday afternoon stiollers in
ig in get a gooil look at the Presi-
nf the rnitd States.
V fiftieth street two policemen came
' the secret service men on the run
I i. ut what all the excitement meant.
t '. .e kly f II in with tho President's
i i- mid tiled to hold back tli" rapidly
g throng m the rear
I t.tne the President had reached
t -t stieet a thousand or more weir
w t.g hi a and the crowd began to
' ;u the sidewalk out into the stieet.
Iv , te ios. came running up and
. r.ines with the others who were
i 'i: Hie rear
.m.wI continued to giow bke a
.it ever step. Suddenly Pollie
it (ieorge MrClusky. who has
1 ' g f a lecord at handling crowds.
i "ii the srene. He hapjiened to
- .g and immediately lent a hand.
e n,r orden'd one of the polite
' -'iid in n call for the reserves,
lined that time tho President
irnerl aioiind and looked back
!' 'ut ton hail been attracted by
it. Ik trying to rush in from the
' mm. look at tho tmmendotis
- ''.wing on Ix'hind him and he
"a Hy His friends-, however,
'hit he must do something right
r Hv that tune the crowil was lie
s' interfere with trafllc. The
' hurried on, with his pursuer
i i turn and the police snuggling
; - em back.
1 "v-thlirl street the President,
! ! liis biother, turned to the right.
1 1 idwal'irler's home is only two
it Filth avenue. Mr. Cadwnla-
riu tho Henry Taft law firm.
1 lent and those with him stepped
1 .idwal.ider house, while the
t r ted a line at the entrance to
t I street About '.'iki, howover,
s'h the line and followed the
the I rout door. Mr Cad-
. -ti t at home, luit tho Prosi
wn while the secret service
' t.ed lor his automobile,
I ' "M-.ved the incident Immensoly
gieeted i-ordially by tho crowd
''-I' 'he ('.-idwal.ider liousu about
.' ties later for an autoinubilii
u.iii; the President attended
' Fiiit.iri.'iu Church of tho
l.isi Thirty-fouith street,
i i. iin h that the President's
1 i attend when slut visited
set-.'t's the President, ac
Hei.iy W Tali, .Secretary i
ii bhoids ind tho social s?r-
.ntorcd northward at a good
llr-'iix's almost furthest north
mid finally drew up at last in the shadoof
the trees surrounding tlio Old Manor
iront. wlili-h standstill ii hill tot. north
east and overlooking Van Cortland! Park.
In c.i mi on the lawn r the old house
from Saturday until yeslerdav afternoon
xvcre the unicorn ami about ninety ni-n
jr Ihu First Now York Cavalry, and camp.
IK Willi th- other militia cavalrymen
were Henry Tuft's sons. Walbridge Taft
and William II. Taft 2d.
,,rt,sill,,,ll "lid ivirty reached tli..
"lit Manor House at l o'clock I'. SI. Kin
Ihor than turning out the guard to pie-N-nt
arum the twenty minute call which
he I icsldent and party made t,, take a
look ut the soldier hoys, especially the
Taft soldier boys, wan quite inrormal.
l''."Vl'r ,,rl(Km'" d Major William
K. "right, the latter in command of the
campers, or First Squadron, greeted the
I resident and led the way to the old man
sion. The officer then took the visitors
t" the dun colored tents and the long lines
of horses munching liny and nosebag
luncheon out nn tl,.. In, , i ..1.1...
lH ""rses. that is) of the honor
'that was being paid the camp.
I President Taft said H hlirrtiul
Iy after his twenty minutes were up
and was headed Imck to Manhattan again
and the officers, their guests and the
squadron took up the iniortant matter
The President had no political callers
yesterday, and lie did his lest to forget
tollti('8 for the day. To-morrow morning
he will take the stump again in New Jer
sey, speaking at Klizabethport, Perth
A mlio v. MntiLu-iin i;,i n. ..i i
itieiand. May's Landing
ami Atlantic City.
MANY FRENCH DIE IN BATTLE.
Miiriii-t'nn i'rllieaiueii llenten OtT f
ler llirtlclliiu llenty I.e..)-..
Sprcia' r.il,lr lri.itehr In Tilt: Si v.
IM'.ts. May 27. .. A. M. -A s.-tlous
Flench reverse Is reporttd from the
Moiilaya Hlver In Morocco. It Is said
that a hand of Harkus tribesmen fell on
2.0o French troops In the dead of tilu-ht
anil took them completely by surprise
The French troops recovered them
selves quickly and took the offensive,
but not ttefore they had suffered a loss
of 200. Including some prominent olTI
cers. The tribesmen ate said to have
los-t 2.000 In killed.
It Is Impossible to confirm the story
at this hour.
Tni;iki:, May 2ti. A radiograph from
Fey. states that .ri.00u Moroccan trlltes.
men attacked the capital and desperate
lighting took place outside and inside
Ttie hattle lasti d thlrt n hours. The
l-reiich guns swept the
streets ami the
assailants were finally
Four thousand French
merits are marching toward
LET BUILDING BURN.
I, miked On mill
furl to r.lte Hit
Instead of ghlng
an alarm when
they saw flames shooting up through
the roof of the cooperage of llegan
I Iron, at 102 ami 104 lterry street,
Williamsburg, last night, hundreds of
ix-oplc living In the surrounding tene
ments t-tlmlxil to the roofs and prepared
to watch the Illumination. Men and
I women, to say nothing of the young
I sters, were noticed on the roofs by three
I oung men who were at the corner of
! lterry and North Fight h streets befor
they knew what was inuslng all the
j excitement. When thev old ilnd out
they lost no time In sending In an alarm.
Hy the time the frt pieces of appa
ratus arrived the tire was- rnglng up
from somewhere near the t'-utn- of the
big biillUlug and cloud of thick smoke
were enveloping the ru-lghboi hood
Three alarms were turned In and Chief
I.ally prepared to make a tight to
surrounding property. It being apparent
that the cooperage with Us liitlanimable
contents wan doomed
The firemen succeeded in pi eventing
the spread of the tire to adjoining build
ings, but the i nuperage wus burned to
the ground. How the tire started Is not
known. When n man went to attend
the horses at 3 o'clock In the afternoon
everything appeared to be all right. Jt
was T o'clock when the flames first wvre
seen. The damage Is estimated ut
FIRE CHIEF MAY BE ACCUSED.
KpiiIoii Itpliorlril lo lie Wlrr It mil
of Mnten lalntiil.
As a result of a visit made by Fire Chief
Keiilon to Staten Island a few- evenings
ago, it was learned yesterday that charges
have been preferred agonist battalion
Chief Hoot, who is in charge of tho com
panies on the east shore of Staten Island.
According to one report, Chief Keiilon
first went to the quarters of Hoot on Van
f)uer street, .Htaplettin, and asked the
men if the battalion chief was there.
Ho was told that he was out, and left.
The men believed that Chief Kenloli had
returned to Manhattan, but instead he
dropped into a saloon less than half a
block from Hoot's quarters and found
What excuse Root offered is not known,
but tho report has it that he told his su
perior that ho went into the saloon to use.
Hoot was not in uniform when lie was
found and an n result, it is said, the charge
made against him arc that ln was on duty
without being in uniform, out of quarters
without permission and in a saloon.
Root has been a member of the l-'iro
Department for iwentv-live years,
ARRESTS IN REGICIDE PLOT.
lllillllli Police licl Nhiiii From 11 an
Willi Mo null I KIiik'h Life,
)ititnl rhlr irii In Tin: Si
London. May 27. A despatch from
Milan to the ('iron irfr says there have been
numerous arrests tnere, at Home, llo
b'gna and elsewhere in connection with
the supposed plot against King Victor
KminanuH. Tho police have never aban
doned their suspicions that the attempt
to kill the King on March 11 was the out
come of an anarchist conspiracy. The
iiriL-Btftl persona Include, a lawyer named
' Diblasio and other citizens. he police
allege thest) arrests are due to disclosures
made by Hatha, the man who tried to kill
the Ixing, 111" persons under arrest
Hwoar thoy tlo not, know Dalba. i'liuy
attribute their arrest to private, revenge.
ROOT SAYS HE IS NOT
QUITTING THE FIGHT
lie Won't Decline to Act as
Tela porn yy fliiiiriiiini
II K CAN'T WIN. SAYS IUXON
Moreover. Roosevelt Will Win
No Mutter How the Con
Senator Flii.it Hoot ald in Washington
yesterday that positively he had tin in
tention of declining the 'emporary chair
manship of the Republican national con
vention. He mailt1 it plain that he would
not be forced into declining by any threat
of a fight. His statement emphasizes
what politica' foiecasteis have lieen
saying for several days that the test
of strength of the Taft and Roosevelt
factions a shown in the choice of a teni
iorary chairman is likely to ! the teal
measure of th" convention
Asset tioiis of the Roo'evelt managers
that, they will not accept Senator Root
caused him to say this yesterday.
"There i tin foundation whatever for
the story that 1 contemplate declining
to act as ie miaty chairman of the
Republican national couM'tit:on The
ciistonviry duty of the committee on
arrangement require them to designate
some one to render that service 1 was
untitled by the committo" that they hail
designated me and 1 an e ted the design,!
tion. I'nles- that designation is over
ruled, as of coiuse it miiv lie. by the con
vention. I t-lwtll serve "
William thirties, .)r . chairman of the
Republican committee of this State,
Isdieves that Hoot will win. He said
yesterday that "tins is tin time for weak
men or compromise.-; S'liator Hoot is
needed " and added-
'III" seleeltilli of .s..i!or I'oot bv lli"
sub-committee of ill" u.itioiial . ..tiiiintte.-.
which will doubtless b- ratllleil by the
('mention, must be eiuuietitlv satisfactory
to ilie Republicans of S'ew orU, and I lime
no doubt but tint Hi" enure d"l"gatiiu
of ninety Mites mil support luiu tu cr.se
.Mr liotfi'M'h eml'Mvors to overturn tli"
anion of the iiiitionnl ciumuiitee Senator
Hoot's Mews iimiii the ital Issue which
ilie Itepubllenii p.irtv must fine ut Chicas'o,
tint of th" preservation of our form of
goM'niiii"nt cr.diist it- proposed overthrow-,
were ablv eircs,eil bv Mm ua the
t!oor of the Pocliesier (invention
Sent lor Pool h.-i- been selected lo lord
in th" inosi Important position leiuiected
with tli" convention 'I he acumen of Ins
mind, ill" logic of his reiisonlug i:nd the
courage of his hnr.o ter make lain II," best
ui.in in ilie louiitrv to pivside over a emi
M'li'ioti vi hull bv Hie -beer fore of re.fou
Ulg Is botill'l I" realtlrll rs Itepilblii u
dottrii." thus" safe priii'-ipics of gov' rn
ini'iit wliuli wei" loti'iscli -el forth in ih"
llochester platform j fnll'ivvs
"" believe thnl In.- i- .- I f - 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1
represent. itive deiii' r;. v r's illn-t ri 'eil
bv th" entire course of our u.iiuuiul e'n
VVe believe t he i order is th" prereijutsite
of proures., i . 1 1 1 1 th it tin- ii, timi, 1 tr. ditieu
must not lie ii-'roe( imr prunipl" le
s.-seritlced to opportinii-iii
"We believe llir.t the guarantees of I he
bill of rtgliis, , s iui orir.it"(l in the ( .uisti.
Hilton of th" fluted states, even if HireM
elied Ii v a t"tnp"r,irv iniijorily, -lii.!! ne
forever preserved "
On th" othei hand theie's Senator
llivoll. the Hoo-eVell i.itiipaign maiiager,
who thinks ih.it Sen. it.. i Rout hasn't it
liauce of U uig hint m, in at ( liii'.ign nexi
liioiuh. Suiatm I'imiii w.is at th" Wat
dorf yestetdav oietu uiuig wiili Medill
! Met ol tun 1; ol l hn ug.i I he Sii.iinr
didn't know-jii-t who Wieild U ban man.
as he said III" Roosevelt manage!- hid
Hot couleiied on the subject, bin he was
sure it wouldn't ls Senator Kooi.
"Oiiiisliy Mell.irg said in Chicago ve-
teldllV." observed il leHlller, "lh.ll S-ll.l-
lor Moses cljpp of Minnesota is Hon.e
leh's choice lor tempnaiy ban man.
and cither (iov. Il.nl ley ol Missoiin or
!ov. .lolinsnii of Cuhloriii.i is the t uluticl's
choice tor s-i maiieiii chairm.-iu "
"Dal Mac say that'" mu-id Senatot
Dimiii. and added "I am sure there have
been no conferences and no detinue selec
tions. These names have been mentioned,
but only tentatively "
Then- have been minors lately that
Senator I'l.ioii ami Mi Mcll.ug have not
been pulling together peifectly. Mr.
Mtdlarg is to hav e charge ol the Roosevelt
contests at Chicago, and an the conven
tion lias drawn iieaiei lie has been accused
by sullle of th" Colonel's Sllpportcls of
usiitping some of the fum linns which
S'liator OlXoll W.ls sllplsell to exercise.
Ii was s.ud ycsiciday thai Mr. Mcllatg
came near luiig dopsl dV oiher uu
IHirtanl boomers about six weeks ago and
was saved only by the intervention of
William I,. Ward, national committeeman
from New York
As to the nomination proscls of Col.
Roosevelt. Senator Ihion let himself out
to the last notch yesterday when he de
clined "F.vell if every Taft contested dele
gale is sealed Col. Roosevelt will have a
lead ot llfty." Rut as lo New .letsey the
Senator was content to predict a "xsi
Senator Hoot called the President on
the telephone t rum Washington and told
him he would stick
' It was learned yestiudav that President
I Tuffs, Iriends have quicilv been nukini:
. a canvass of the national committee and
that the Piesident has been assured now
thai he will have thilty-live of tho lirty
' two members of the eomuiittei! who will
spuid by him
HE'LL BET $2,000 AGAINST TAFT.
XI el orinlcl. XX oulil
I'loit on Noiiilnnllon.
Anybody eager to let J'.'.mii at even
money ou the ienomln.it ion of Piesident
i aft ("in Ilnd a taker In Mubll Mi Corniick.
'lint xoiiiii; man lioni ( lucago l a heavy
coin rtbutor to the Hoot-evelt campaign
filial lie Mid at the Wi.ldorf yistciday
that h had il.ooo ou the ( dlonel and wab
.iiixioii- to l i-U tv.l.i .... much mutt
Mr Met otmick has just como irom
.South lie kot. i lleprophcslcillh.it Roose
velt would get all th" delegates irom that
Sl.,tc with 'I. lit running about as iar be.
hind as lie did in Nebraska and California.
I Ho thinkH Col Roosevelt is assured of OH
delegated at the Chicago convention.
I AUTO HITS THOMAS A. EDDY.
I fur Hurls Ilie Importer, tin I .Vol
Thomas A. IMdy, vice-president of
the American Trailing Company, was
knocked down by an niitomoblle last
night at ir.Tth street and Hroadvvny. At
' first It was thought that his skull hnd
I been fractured, but Dr. Meyers of the
I Washington Heights Hospital, where
Mr. I-Mdy was taken, said after nn ex
amination that Mr. I-Mdy had suffrted
no vvorso Injury than Kevorc cuts and
bruises and ought to be nble to leave
the hospital within a short lime.
Mr. Kddy was crossing the K'lcet
when the automobile, which whh driven
by Its owner, John .1. Murray, .Ir f
l.'J Hamilton avenue, Yonkers, struck
him. It was not going at a rapid rnle,
the police say, hut Mr. Kdtlv was; thrown
ten feet anil landed on his head. He
was picked up by Mr. Murray and Po
liceman Costlgan of the West Ki!d
street police .station, and taken to Wash
ington HelghtR Hospital In the ma
chine. Mr. IMdy, who lives at lit South Ox
ford street, Hrooklyn, had lost much
blood and received brulsce on the body.
The cuts on his head arc severe.
STARTS FAMILY OF A DOZEN.
fhlrnuo I'lillnntlirnplst to Mulntnlti
mid r.itucntr n,
CiltrAC.o, May ;n. - Two orphan brothers
entered a land of promise to-day They
are Floyd Keefo and Kenneth Ivcefe,
aged (1 and 2 years
On Friday their prospects did not seem
bright Their mother loved them and that
was much, and her love was so great that
she was willing to sacrifice their com
panionship that they might be benefited,
Yesterday the boys entered the family
j of Cordon Strong, ow-ner of twodowntown
skyscrapers, who had just removed to
I tho houe at l Rellevue Rtreet Mr.
Strong has no children of his own and had
long wanted them 'I he Keefe boys were
taken on the recommendation of lr
At the first meeting with the guardian
the most embarrassed person was Strong.
The boys made themselves quite at home
and announced that they were well sat
ish'ed w ith their "father "
Mr Strong intends to take more wards.
probably a boy each year, after looking
into their family history and making sure
they come of good stock Ho figures that
by the time he has a faniilty of twelve
'the oldest will be ready to go to college
and so leave room for a new arrival
There w-j h no girls in the family.
The guardian's idea is not to j.dopt the
children but to fit them for life and start
them on business or professional careers
as soon ns their education i completed.
The children will retain their names and
win bo allowed to see their parents, but
they are to be under the guidance of their
foster father until they are of age.
FERRIS TO CONTINUE INQUIRY.
sennlor Will l- i:xi-ii- of -.milliliter
l.'Tti May :l Ttie legislative inves
tigation of water storage and power de
velopment ordered in 1911 is to be con
tinued, it was announced to-day by Sena
tor T Harvey Kerrn of this city, chair
man of the committee, despite the fact
that (iov Dit vetoed theappropriation for
the committee and its upport Senator
Ferris has decided to finance tlio inquiry
himself and pay the expenses of ns many
of th" committeemen as desire to give
their time to the matter The Senator
also plans to cross the ocean to study
methods in F.urope. He lias engaged pas
sage for n number of tie- committee on
oil" of ilie s'eatners sailing next month
'Ilie committee has a gn right to
eit and continue us investigations, since
it was a joint commit lee of the Senate
and Assemble appointed in l it 1 1 . when
both houses were Democratic, and was
Continued by a resolution adopted this
year by the Senate and Assembly Th"
committee is to report its conclusions
and pi'opo-isl amendments to the l.egis.
laiure in iui:i nun Kto.uou was appropri
ated for its Use. but (iov )ix vetoisl the
The committee consists of T Harvey
Fetris. .lames I, l.ong, .1 Henry Wallers,
Robert F (iregg, .lames .1. Ibiey F. A.
Meribt. .Ir , and .. I. Palrie
lloev is a deputy in the State Insurance
Department and Is not likely to go with
Ilie Committee lie was not reelected last
year Assemblyman Donnelly of Kings
was not t eeleotcd and mayor may not go
Robert F (iregg was not' returned In the
Assembly of Ims. but the others mav go
MANY ROWDIES ARRESTED.
Police I nptiire Xcnrl) n lliiinlreil lit
Neatly a hundred young men were ar
rested yesterday at Coney Island for
rowdyism by twenty-live members of
i the sttoug arm squad under Policeman
Kteileilck l.ovve Forty of the prls
oners were taken In the morning on
cars of the West Knd line nnd they
were arraigned later In the Fifth ave
nue polio urt. Some pleaded guilty
and were fined; those who pleaded not
guilty weie held for further examina
tion. The lest of the prisoners, who were
taken late lust night, were caught, so
Hie police say, climbing through the
windows of cars on the Culver line.
They were taken to the Coney Island
station, and will he arraigned to-day
In the Conev Island court.
Two prisoners were William Cove of
3S0L' Third avenue and Richard Mnn-
; clinr of I.'IR Mast 173d street, two
clerks fiom .Manhattan, who were both
In the lompany of awcethearts. They
were balled out by one of the girls,
! Molly bevy of 380 Third avenue, who
offered In place of money Home rings
and other jewelry
CUPID LODGES AT SULLIVAN'S.
IlllmiU Coiiiiiilltrriiinii'a Home Scene
of I'our XA'cilitlnu In n Year.
Ciiii'auo, May 1!C. -i.'upld seems to
have his abode In the vicinity of Na
tional Democratic Committeeman Roger
c. Sulltvau'M home, Washington
lloulevaid, which will have tint remark
able record of four marriages within a
year when the weddlnga of his two
daughter!. Miss Helen M. Sullivan and
Miss Fiances .loaephlne Sullivan, an
nouncement of whose engagements was
made to-da,v, take place in the autumn.
Miss Helen M. t'uilllvnn Is lo Marry
William P. Mcl'.voy and MIhm Frances
,1. Sullivan will lie the bride of Dr. I.cu
REVOLT UNSUBDUED AND STRIKE SPREADS
WAR FLEET RUSHES 10
Four Itnttlpsliips milt Cruiser,
Tiider Osterlnnis, Slcinii
From New York.
(WHHY FOIICF, OF MARINES
jiliir Fighters Tnkc On Atiiinuni
' tion 11 ml Men in Almost
ltesHindliig to rush orders from Wash
ington to proceed forthwith to southern
waters. Rear Admiral Hugo OslerhaiiH.
arriving with the cruiser Washington off
Tompkinsvilli) yesterday morning, almost
immediately raised anchor and steamed
for Hampton Roads. As the flagship was
preparing again to put lo sea tugs arrived
from the Hrooklyn navy yard with marines
gathered from ull nearby posts and set
them aboard the battleships Missouri,
Mississippi. Ohio and Minnesota. At
'.:..', o'clock the big fighting ships had left
Quarantine behind and less than an liour
later were going full sS'"d past Sandy
It is undeistood here that other ships
of the hue will join at Hampton Roads,
and that all will proceed to Key West,
where there will lie a mobilization
with ships already in Cuban waters.
That preparations have been made for
more than a meie demonstration for the
benefit of the Cuban rebels who are now
menacing the li-es nnd proie!ty of citi
zens of the United States is apparent to
those who observed ttie departure of the
marines The officers who are to com
mand them have been drawn from ex'ery
post along the Atlantic from Port Royal,
South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. F.very available marine has
lieen taken and the men go preared Tor
Those who left here yesterday after
noon are to form the lirsl battalion of th
St'ond Regiment, under command of
Col .lames K. Mahori'-y, who will join the
fleet at Hampton Roads. I, lent. -Col.
lohn A I.ejeiine, who has been in com
mand of the marine bartneks at the
Hrooklyn navy yaid, left on the Ohio
yesterday and will be second in command
to Col. Mnhoney. Ills place at the yard
has b.'en taken by ( apt. R. C Dewey, a
staff officer. Capt. Dewey is the only
officer of nun inco now left there, all the
line officer having been ordered away
with the fleet.
Word teached the Hiooklyn navy yard
at .I o'clock Saturday aftei noon to prepare
to embark marines There were only
sixty men there and these were requiicd
tor duty in the yard On May 'Jt there
had been sent out '.'Pi men, who went by
train to Philadelphia and there emluirked
ou the Praiiie The only liiell available
vver twenty nine who had been at the
VVaUollekl idle range near Hostoii. for
two weeks under command of I, lent
Men latum ! Ik-iry 'I hey weut culled in
and armed at the yaid ut d-'Jii yesterday
morning In roily minutes they had l'en
div id"l among the several companies and
were ou the tugs bound for the ship
I. ieut liei ty didn't have time to tell Mr.
Meiiy peionally that he vvu going away
Theie were ten olllcers and I"'-' men
who left the yard yesterday mottling
( apt P S llrown brought llfty of I hem
from Washington Fifty-four euui" from
Philadelphia under Second l.ieut A A
V.'indcgrlfl l.ieut Ii U . Stone bioiight
down IT.'. 1 1 .nn Poil-mouth uud ('apt
K it Maiiwariiig came on with I PI lioni
Mo-tun 'Iwenty more were taken from
the naval magaiue at Dover. N .1 , and
lona Island, N V They unlved at the
yard between 1 1.1 and 1 in yesterday
mottling and immediately the work of
d viduig them into four companies began
The men were lined up on the par.ul"
ground ami in a very shoit lime were
matching to the tugs
( 'apt Maiiwariiig will command Com
pany A, ('apt Fled end; Ii Delano
Company H, Cupt. Drown Company ('
and I, ieut Stone Company D These
companies wero put aboard the Minne
sota, the Missouri, the Ohio and the Mis
sissippi respectively Although the com
panies will form the first battalion of the
Second Regiment, they went aboard ship
a iiidividualcompaules The (list battal
ion will be in command of Major M .1
Shaw, who at lived from Washington yes
terday morning and immediately boarded
the Missouri First l.ieut Sydney S. I ,ce.
who goes as Adjutant, al-o took ship by
the Missouri Col. (Ieorge Harnett, who
I will have commiiiid ot the First Regiment,
. went to the Minnesota
The marines had been ordered to report
in heavy marching order and when they
liiusl up on the parade ground every inun
had a Hurneit Murcadc rapid fire rifle
I with him These lilies are of the newest
.type used by the marine Tim detach-
inetit which left on May ?:i took Colt
The men wero also provided with en
trenchment equipment, ihn combination
pickaxe and shovel. When it was known
that this equipment had been ordered
the feeling that there was to be actual
Held duly grew. Forty minutes after tlio
last detachment of marines arrived at
the yard the last one of llietn had gone
aboard the tugs to be carried to the ships
waiting oil Tompklusvillo, One of tho
companies which arrived at the yard at
H;ltl o'clock left the yard (en minutes
later prepared to board the ships,
' The cruiser Washington arrived o!T
Tompkinsville at ruin o'clock yesterday
I morning. It immediately appeared that
extraordinary measures were afoot. A
hlg company of marines were landed on
tho dock and whllo they Mood thero
waiting for orders it xvas evident from the
talk of the men that they were contem
plating an assignment to shore duly.
When tho navy yard tugs began arriving
with tlio marines who had been picked up
from posts along the coast tho men began
to see things differently. Then came the
mess preparations and everybody realized
that they wero In for duty or a stretiuoua
hind. The Washington left shortly be
fore 11 o'clock and tho marines who had
been brought from tho navy yard and
those who had como from tho cruiser
wero ordered aboard the battleships.
There was a great deal of scurrying about
then, and while to an onlooker all seemed
confusion It wasn't long before tho lines
were formed and tho men began to clam
ber up the gangxvays. Kverywhere there
was evidence that rush orders were being
carried tint 'Hie marine who left here
were without extra supplies of ammuni
tion, but ttiey expected to get them when
they reach Hampton Roads.
The battleship Delaware, which came
in xvitn the Minnesota from Province
town, is now lying in the North River off
F.ighty-ninth street. It appears that she
will not join the fleet noxv on its way down
the coast. It being the understanding
that she is to remain here until next Fri
day QUICK WORK BY WARSHIPS.
llnler llnniiton Montis, I'rnt Itlnii '
ml lleiinrt In Three lloura.
Xnnroi.K, Vu., May 26. When the
battleships New Jersey. Ueorgla and ,
New Jersey. Ueorgl.i and,
Island steamed out of Hampton
at 9:15 o'clock to-night bound
to Key West and perhaps Cuba, Cncle
Sam fully demonstrated that the Ametl
can Navy can move us quickly If not
mole quickly than any other In the
world when trouble Is brewing.
The three big ships did not reach the
road until neatly 0 o'clock to-night
and In three hours they had taken on a I lo intervene, the despatch of nearly 3,000
supply of provisions sufficient to last marines and halffof the Atlantic battte-
S00 men sixty days on shore, tilled their M ,,,,, , ,.,,,, W.U(,IM M myr, a
hunkers with coal and oaded ainmunl- ... . , , fl ,,
., . ,. , . ..,, , t piecau lonarv measure to look after the
tion and three extra Meld guns for ser- 1 .
vice In Cuba. protection of xmei.cun interests.
It xvas perhaps the best time ever, Officials were anxiously awaiting to
made by any country In preparing Its night news from tho gunboat Paducah,
fdilps for trouble. The Ocorgla. In atl-
dltlon to loading ammunition, provi
sions and coal, also took on board 200
marines from the Norfolk Navy Yard,
while the New Jersey and Rhode Island
took on 100 each.
When the big ships arrived In Hamp
ton Roads this afternoon, lugs and bar
ges, loaded with provisions and ammuni
tion were waiting for them. The bat
tleships also had come to anchor, when
the coal laden barges drew alongside
and the sailors actually leaped over the
sea lighters to the barges and the load
lug of coal began. While conl was being
taken on board the ships on oncslde. . ,'
ammunition and provisions were being I ,r"n '"forests own about 5:...oo,nno worth
loaded from the other side. Il was j of property in that disti ict and thy con
really an Inspiring sight to see the ne- 'tinned to-day to bombard ihe State D
tlvlt.v dlspla.ved on board these three ! payment with queries r.s io the (,ituati"U
ships and th- eagerness of the sailors laisclosed unon the arrival of the Ptvlueah
get their respective ships ready I'm.
slved from Washington in't
advance of the at rival of the ships were
to tne efftct that their departure must
not lie delavid for any cause While
naval ottiilals said they did not expeit
the ships to sail before davlucak. addi
tional orders lecelveil after T o'clock
to-ulght ale said to be rt sponsible for
the hurried depnituie. Hut the ships
did not go unprepared. They vvete Just
as nun Ii ready for a light when they left
here to-night as thev would have In en
had they tetnalned hele a week. They
had ou board all the provisions Ihey
were espected to curry, all the uuiniunl
t bill they coitl. I get In their magazines,
and their bunkers were luluiful of the
highest qillillty of ( oal.
ICach ship took an unusual quantity
of small aim aiiimiinllloii ami three
:t Inch Held culls. These guns and am
munition Will he used by the marines
ou Cuban soil If It Is found necessary
lo tight the Cuban rebels III older to
protect Americans and A merit an In
terests. SAILS WITH WAR MUNITIONS.
'riinMirl l.elitiiioii l'nrr lim tin
it it ii M lim lo lir We.
Pllll.ADKl.l lll v. May '.'rt Fourteen
hours after its arrival at League Island
the transport Lebanon was loaded with
two and one-half tons or marine stores
and left at 7 o'clock this morning for Key
West Ammunition for revol ers, rifles
and Held guns was placed alioa d the
transport at night Barges carrying
shells for the field guns from Kort Milllin
anchored off League Islam! and wores
of tailors were put to work transferring
the explosives to the transport
At the barracks are only 150 marines,
and these are all "raw" recruits Col.
f ieorge Harnett has been ordered to report
at New Vork and left on Saturday to Join
the first division First I.ieuts. Small,
Ostcrmun, (lawno und Second Lieuts.
White and Hrewster ulso left on Satur
day for Hampton Roadu, Lieut White
took eighty marines with him lo fill the
vacunclcs in the companies at the Roads
Second Lieut Vandergrlft also took
100 murines to New York with him and
they expect to sail early thin morning
Lieut. I.uclen Miner of the scout cruiser
Chester has been ordered to report to tho
battleship Ohio at Norfolk, whllo Surgeon
.1. O, Downey, Dr Reeves and Dr. Denton,
also of tlio Chester, have sailed on tho
The Tacoma, now at League Island,
has been ordered to be In readiness to pro
ceed to Ctlbu. It N the. opinion of the
officer at Loaisue Island thut shu will
salt in u few days with a crow of marines
from the Slaiiie, Tennessee, Connecticut
and Idaho, comprising ubout 150 men.
vi.. i i.iVitm iers .mil Meuaer mil i
ore expected to bo in command of the
crew These men will be placet! into com
panies that are short of the required
number of ISO,
Washington Takes Imme
diate Action Kcady for
AWAITS SCOUT'S WORD
Gunboat Paduoah Despatched
to Nijie Way to Report
RIO FLEET THEN TO ACT
Slate Department Receives
j Report of Rattle in the
(iOMKK ASKS r, DAYS 3IOHB
Thinks He Can Suppress the
fprisiny. lint I'. S. (Sovorn
incnt .Miiy Not Wnit.
Washington, May -With more than
a thousand stexedotcs and lightermen en
stiike in Mav ana, throwing many more
men out of work by creating a shortago
,.f tie, w.r t -tl,,,-J !,.., fin, I l.u ri . . n n.
'.' -..,.,.... ....
""uaiy movement coiiun.iing in
I resistance to the (iovernment forcen
conditions in Cuba npjiearcd to the Wash
ington authoi ities to-day as far from re-
assuring. Despite the acknowledged seri
. oiisiicss of the combined insurrectionary
' and strike situation it was authoritatively
.declared that there is no present intention
wlljcll waii despatched ftom Ouantanamo
on Friday to Nipo Hay on the north side
of the island. The Paducah was expected
to arrix-o yesterday. She is equipped
with wireless, and although land wires in
the Nipe Hay district have been cut, she
is expected to communicate promptly
by way of the Ouatitanamo wireless
'I he Htilhorities are depending upon
her commander to make a prompt invents
Ration of conditions tlier? imni?diaily
iit.m. nt-fie'i! Itlr A marl od i ff-mt and
. . ,
II "1 til III," l,lVil, I Ht.lKI I ,1 v in
- rests that the state Department mm
j quick iii lion last Thiiii-dry in ordering
j the Paducah to Nipe Ray and in despa.cii
; nig the Pir.iiie In in Phi'rdelphiu to
, (ii'i'titi'tuitiiii with T.".o ii'i'iuies The Pu
iluc.'l'i h." 1 been olT the south coast of
Cuba for sum.' time engcied in surveying
opi'ict ton-. Sl.o trriied no mermcs. but
ten provide .. s j !o.-'o of about .Til
' blueji'ekets in -. so, t. .,it ion should be
iieics.s'iy lor t.ie v.'.on or American-!
or their property Tin1 l'nvt'-io is expected
to touch (iu.'-.tit. U. mo m me titii" to-night
' The Sit te Dept'llmelit to-dllV leceivej
( ti I. poit of the let 1 1" between the troopi
rani insiiiietios in the (iiii'titaiii'iuo dis
trict yestcrdi.y fon-ul lioll-dry iM San
tiago lepoited there w.-s t cn-idt rr.ble
thing, but that he hi d been iinul.li ow iti
to ci ippled 'ooiniiiutiii ! ton to lea'U tie
ilellnite le-iilt Mr llollailav s.'id that
, the sentiment of 111" people about S.r t
ago ai.peared to be to assist the (lOTern
. incut to Hie lilllest extent in crushing the
utilising with the determination that thu
' negroes shall be granted no concessions
! Mr Hcaupre. the American Minister at
I Havana, said that tin re were rumors that
, an engagement had taken place yesterdav.
apparently in Orient"' province, but tti.it
no definite information was obtainable
owing to the tliaraeter of the country in
which the operation were being con
ducted The Cuban (iovernment is not opposed
to the action of the Cnited States in taking
prompt precautionary measure for the
protection of American interests, 'llu
is clearly indicated in the reply of Secre
tary id State Sanguilly to the note of the
Stu'te Department notifying him of the
despatch of the Paducah to the Cuban
Secretary S-anguily in hi reply as
transmitted hy Minister BeAupre to-day
It nffonls tne pleasure to state tht th
Cuban (itiverninenl is sincerely grateful for
Hie good intentions of the (iovernment of
the I niled States, although the Cuhsn
(iox eminent at present needt only sufficient
time In which to crush as It will surely crush
the luiiiisllllnlile racial revolt In the enMern
part of the island just us II has put down
revolts breaking out In other province
where although only four days have elapsed
no armed parties are at large and confldenc
is reawakening and public tranquillity ii
This is ill line with the reply of President
Gomez, a few tlays ago to tho preliminary
notitlciitlon ftom I ho State Department
Unit the United Stales would lie compelled
(o laud an turned force lo protect its
interests unless the Cuban Oovernment
ahould promptly master tne situation.
itomez. declared that although ho would
not object to sucn action no ten o-oum
he could restore order within ten duya.
Five days already tuivo elapsed.
Mr. Buuguily ulo hold thut ouUida