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VOL. I.V. NO. 299.
Change of Government
NONE IS EXPECTED
Though Rebels Are Unwilling lo
Yield Arms as Re
quested. Washington. Oct. 1. Amei ican troops
are niovir.fr toward Cuba. I lie meibiliz
afinn of the force will be at New-port
News, Va.. for the most part, although
pan of the first expeditionary force
w ill he sent fnra New York and Tam
pa. Fla. Aiivicts rece-ive-d at military
heaIo,uauers indicate that all is quiet
in Cuba and that the insurgents intend
to lay down their arms. The proba
bility is that the United States forces
will be landed in the island only as a
precautionary measure. So far as offi
cials of the government here are ad
vised, no trouble of a serious kind is
I.nml Kirtt TrMtK S:it urtl.-iy.
Cut. in accordance with instructions
from President Roosevelt, hurried prep
arations are be-ing made for sending
the expeditionary army to Cuba at the
earliest possible moment. The first
Anictican troops will he landed at Ha
Meantime, marines and ;
bluejackets from the American fleet in "at :i o'clock yesterday morning eluring
Cuban wattrs will protect American In-ia terrible northwest sale. The tragedy
terests and support Taft in the preser- J was seen by the crew of the passenger
vafion of order and the protection of; steamer City of .Mackinaw, which ar-
life and property.
I'unstiin l-'inri Snnsr.
Havana. Oct. 1. Ge-neral Funston's
disarmament commission and the com-!
mission appointed by the rebels struck ,
the first obstacle yesterday in the shape
of a desire e-xpresed by the revolu
tiuxii.st.ie XPtain their at:r..--.
Tin- rebel commission expressed a
desire intimated bv a majority nf the
men under arms to keen their rifie s. !
Their anrument was that the men had .
bought these rifles with their own mon
ey and had always kept them in their
houses. The rifles. General Funston
was told, were used for hunting deer
and either purpeises.
KrfiiMex to ('onrnlr.
General Funston refused to cejncede
th point raised by the revolutionary
commission. The disarmament commis
siem has decided that the rebels shall
not receive payment for their arms, but
each man will be given transportatitm
and subsistence until he roaches home.
The two commissions are still discuss
ing this peiint.
I'rininrrpt -arret 'I n ft.
Havana. Oct. 1. The lelease of the
piisoners incarcerated for allegeei con
spiracy against the Cuban government
was one of the first acts of Governor
Taft. He felt that they should be lib
erated. There was also an additional
reason, that five of them were members
ef a corrmittee of eight named by the
liberal party to aid Mr. Taft to preeure
a peaceful disarming eif the rebels in
Immediately upon their release they
hastened to the American legation to
pay their respects to Governor Taft,
whom they hailed dramatically as the
deliverer rf their ceiuntry. There was an
affecting scene in the ante-room of the
legatiem when they met Alfredo Zayas
and ethers of their party leaders and a
number of insurgent commanders.
Affectionate embraces were exchanged
and members of the committee Imme
diately urged the insurgent command
ers to surrender quietly and promptly
to the commission appointed by Gov
ernor Taft to receive their arms.
To Ilrtnrn to Wnnhiajrton.
Governor Taft stated that he expect
ed to remain in Cuba only a fortnight
longer and would then return to Wash
ington, as affairs concerning the Phil
ippine Islands and Panama canal de
manded his immediate attention. He
has requested Secretary Bacon to re
main another week to further assist In
perfecting the organization necessary
thoroughly to install the provisional
Cuban Mlnlrr Itrxlena.
Washington. Oct. 1. Senor Don Gon
7alo de Quesada. minister from Cuba,
appointed by President Palma, has ten
dered his resignation to the provisional
government of Cuba. Quesada says he
considered it his duty to resign In or
eler to facilitate the execution of the
president's policy toward Cuba.
Aanthrr Diplomat ReatijtnK.
Paris. Oct. 1. Dr. Ferrer, Cuban
representative, has cable Havana plac
ing his resignation at the disposal of
the provisional government of Cuba.
The tender cf Ferrer's resignation is in
no sense a protest against what has
PROCLAMATION TO CUBAN PEOPLE.
Havana. Oct. 1. Secretary Taft's proclamalion declaring American
intervention is as follows:
"To the People of Cuba: The failure of congress to act on the irrevo
cable resignation of the president of the republic of Cuba or to elect a suc
cessor leaves the country without a government at a time when great dis
order prevails and requires that, pursuant to the request of Mr. Palma; the
necessary steps be taken in the name and by the authority of the
president of the United States to restore order and protect life and prop
erty in the island of Cuba and the Islands and keys adjacent thereto, and
for this purpose to establish therein a provisional government.
"The provisional government hereby established will be maintained
only long enough to restore order, peace and public confidence by direction
of and in the name of the president of the United Stales, and then to hold
such elections as may be necessary to determine on those persons upon
whom the government of the republic should be devolved.
"In so far as is consistent with the nature of a provisional government
established under the authority of the United States this will be a Cuban
government, conforming with the constitution of Cuba. The Cuban flag
will be hoisted as usual over the government buildings of the island; all
the executive departments and provincial and municipal go-ernments, in
cluding the city of Havana, will continue to be administered as tinder the
Cuban republic; the courts will continue to administer justice, and all the
laws not in their nature inapplicable by reason of the temporary and
emergent character of the government will be in force.
"President Roosevelt has been most anxious to bring about peace
under the constitutional government of Cuba, and he made every endeav
or to avoid the present step, longer delay, however, would be dangerous
in view of the resignation of the cabinet.
"Until further notice the heads of all departments of the central gov
ernment will report to me for instructions, including General Alexandro
Rodriguez, in command of the rural guards and either regular geivernment
forces, and General Carleis Roloff. treasurer of Cuba.
"Until futther notice the civil government and alcades will also re
lorf to me for instructions.
"I ask all citizens and residents of Cuba to assist nie in the work ef
restoring order, tranquility and public confidence.
"WILLIAM H. TAFT, Secretary of War of the Unites! States.
"Provisional Governor of Cuba.
"Havana. Sept. 20. U'Or,."
LOST WITH CREW
Sinking on Lake Huron Witnessed by
Another Boat Other Dis
asters in Gale.
Port Huron. Mich. Oct. 1. An un
known steamer foundered with its en-
t "re crew in I-ake Huron, off Sanilac.
rived at Harbor Peach.
The Mackinaw was some distance
from the vessel when it was seen to
plunge beneath the surface, and im-
mediately started for the scene at full
spee-d. but was too late to re-nder any
Cleveland. Oct. 1. The'old" wexiden
earner t.ity or i oncoru. witn tnree
barges in tow. went down off Huron.
Ohio. Saturday night during the terri
tic steirm which swept Lake Erie.
Three of the crew of 12 men were
drowned. The either nine? men. after
battling with the waves for more than
five" heuirs in their yawl, and having
given themselves up feir lost several
times, managed to land at Cedar Point
this morning, and walked into Huron
seve n hours later in an exhausted cein
ditifin. GIVES FIRST IN SERIES
Rev. Marion Humphreys Discussing
Search for Chief Gcod in Life.
"The Search in a Promising Field"
was the subject of a sermon elelivered
last evening by Hev. Marion Hum
phreys at the Central Presbyterian
church, this lacing the first in a series
ef Sunday evening sermons under the
general topic. "A Search for the Chief
Good in Life." The subjects and dates
for the remaining four sermons in the
series are: Oct. 7. "The Search in a
Promising Field." Oct. 14. "A Deceiv
ing Search." Oct. 21. "The Selfish
Search." Oct. 2S. "The Search Suc
cessful." In connection with these
services there will be special musical
BIBLE NOT LITERALLY WORD OF GOD
An Episcopal Bishop Declares
Teaching is Source of
Detroit. Oct. 1. Bishop Charles D.
Williams of the Episcopal eliocese of
Michigan, in an address to Young Men's
Christian association members here
yesterday on "The Bible and the Word
of God." declared that the bible was
not the word of God, and that the teach
ings to the contrary were the most pro
lific sources of unbelief the church has
tee contend with.
The bishop said:
C'Nowhere does the bible declare
itself the word of God. Yet. we are told,
we must take it in its entirety. It is a
venerable museum, and visitors are re
quested not to touch it. As it is the
direct word of God. we are told, there
is no other.
"Take the young man Just out of col
lege. He reads Genesis and finds im
possible geology, astronomy and eth
nology. His teacher says, when ques
tioned. 'Manipulate it until it fits your
sciences. If too honest to handle the
word of God craftily, the young man
gives up the bible. He refuses to stul
tify his reason.
'The bible needs no defense; all it
numbers. Last evening Professor La
Port Van Sant of Chicago, but whe is
soon to locate in this city, sang "For
ever With the Lord." by Gounod. His
pupil, Frank Duncan of Monmouth,
sang "Dry Those Tears." by Teressa
del Reggio. Messrs. Van Sant and
Duncan also sang, "My Faith Ixoks Up
to Thee." by Bassfeml, a beautiful eluet
for baritone and tenor, well suited to
their vt)ices. Mr. Van Sant is a pupil
tf Georgianna cf Milan. Italy, where he
studied for several vears.
What a Baby Can Do.
It can keep its father busy advertis
ing in the paper for n nurse.
It can simultaneously occupy both
side' of the largest bel made'.
It can cnuse Its father to be insulted
by every seconel class board Lag house
keeper in the city who "never take
children,' which, in nine e-ase-s out of
ten, is fortunate for the children.
It can make itself look like a fiend
just when its. mother wants to sliow,lt
It can .iake an old liaeuelor iu the
next room use language that if utiered
on the street would, get him iu the
penitentiary for two years.
It can go from the farthest end of
the room to the foot of the stairs in the
hall epiie-ker than Its mother cuu step
iwto the closet and ewt again.
It can go to sleep like an ange-I. and
just as papa and mamma are starting
for the theater it can wake up and stay
These are some of the things a baby
can elo. But there are other things as
well. A baby can make the conmion
est house the brightest spot em earth.
It can lighten the burdens of a loving
mother's life by aelding to them. It
can flatten its dirty little faee against
the window pane in such a way that
the tired father can see it as a picture
before lie rounels the ceiruer. Yes. ba
bies are great institutions, particularly
one's own baby.
How tc Arrive.
Man has to be humbuggeei IT one
would comrnanel him, and he has no
use for the humble person. The way
to get into a publisher's or eelitor's of
fice tor ineleed any other with a man
at the lieael of it) is with a tromendous
show of bouue-e; tnd swagger. A
Sn'msler in M. A. P.
needs is a square deal. There are those
who read it devoutly, diligently. But 1
never say the bible is the word of Geid;
I say the; bible and the word of God.
A or li err Stntex Origin.
"To those who accept the entire book
as the literal word of Goei, I would point
out that it is nowhere stated. Christ
tore asunder the old testament precepts,
the law of Moses, and furnished new
ones. Where the old testament di
rected men to hate their enemies, the
teachings of Christ were to love one's
"We must learn from the scriptures
how to read the scriptures. Some of
us use It as a heathen does his fetish
or amulet a wicked use of the book."
NOTED GAMBLER SUICIDES
Albert J. Adams, Recently Out of Pris
on, Shoots Himself.
New York. Oct. 1. Albert J. Adams,
who made a large fortune as head of
the policy gambling combine, shot him
self in the head last night at his home.
The dead body was found this morn
ing. Adams had been In poor health
Fince his release from Sing Sing pri
son. Hot at Los Angeles.
, Los Angeles, Oct. 1. Yesterday was
the hottest day of the year. At 12:30
p. m., 112 degrees was recorded in the
Sixteen Start From Paris
in Contest Open
SOME REACH LONDON
Direction of Wind Precludes
Possibility of Records
Paris. Oct. 1. Sixteen balloons, rep
resenting seven countries, sailed away
from the Tuileries gardens, in the heart
of Paris, yesterday afternoein in the
first competition for the Gordon Bennett
cup for international aeronauts.
The contest was primarily a long dis
tance race. The etate had been care
fullv selected when the prevailing
winds are from the west in the heipe
of giving the aertmants an opportunity
to break the tecenel of Ceiunt de la Vanx
made in 1000.
When his balloon landed in Keirosty
cheff. Russia, he had covered a distance
of l,ixr miles in 35 hours and 40 min
utes. But yesterday the wind was light,
hardly more than eight miles an hour,
and from the east, thus making the
sheres of the Atlantic the limit of dis
tance and robbing the eiccasion ef its
choice as a test ef long distance aerial
Million I'riipl)' S-r Sfnrt.
Nevertheless, as a spe ctacle the event
was a brilliant success. It is calcula
ted that over a million people saw the
balloons as they sailed away. A quar
ter of a million had gathered inside the
gardens, while the Place ele la' Con
corde, the bridges over the Seine, the
embankments of the river, hemsetops,
and every other point of vantage feir
miles around were black with peniple1.
Several Iteneh l.onflon.
. London, .Oct. 1. Between 0 and 10
thfs morning six eif the 1( balloons en
gaged in the contest for the James
Gordon Be-nnett cup. which started
from Paris yesterday, arrived on this
side ef the channel and continued in
a northeasterly direction.
Six Land nt f'o:iKt.
Paris. Oct. L Six of the 10 bal-
leieins which started from here yester
day in the race for the Bennett cup,
landed during tiie night along the coast
of Normandy, probably fearing to at
tempt the passage of the channel, in
which dire'ction the wind was bearing
them. Santos Dumont had an acci
elent which compelled him te descend.
His arm was painfully hurt by being
caught in the mechanism of the motor.
ROOT BACK HOME
Secretary of State Reaches Wash
ington After Traveling
NEARLY ALL BY WATER
Says He Feels Well But is Much Fa
tigued No Formalities Mark
Washington. Oct. 1. Secretary Hoot
completed his notable tour ef South
America when he reached the Wash
ington navy yarel yesterday aboard the
United States yacht Sylph. With him
were Mrs. Root, their daughter. Miss
Edith Root, and Mr. Doyle, Root's pri
vate secretary, all of whom accompa
nied him on the tonr. Root's travels
occupied nearly IS weeks.
There was no ceremony in the recep
tion of Secretary Root upon his arrival.
The marine guard was not turned out.
On account of a naval regulation gov
erning the observance of Sunday, no
salute was fired.
irre(rfi ly OHlHnln.
Alvey A. Adee, acting secretary of
state; Huntington Wilson, third assist
ant secretary; Elijah J. Babcock, confi
dential secretary to Root, and Captain
E. H. C. Leutze, the yard's command
ant, and other officers of the yard
greeted the distinguished traveler
when he stepped ashore.
Secretary and Mrs. Root and Miss
Root went directly from the navy yard
to their new home, the Levi P. Morton
house on Scott circle, which Morton
occupied when he was vice president
and which was the Russian embassy
during the service of Count Casslni.
llot Tirrel, Rnt Gratified.
Secretary Root looked well. He said
he felt so. except that he was exceed
ingly tired from his journeyings, which
aggregated 10,000 miles, nearly all by
SECRETARY OF WAR WILLIAM H. TAFT
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American Who Proclaimed Himself Governor of Cuba, After Failing In At
tempt to Settle Differences of Factions In the Isle.
DROP FROM ROLLS
Net Decrease in Number of Fen
sioners During Last Year
LARGEST EVER RECORDED
Nearlv 35.000 Names Added Total
Deaths 43.300, of Which 29.20S
Were From Civil War.
Washington. IX C. Oct. 1. The net
decrease in the pension roll of the
I'nited States for the fiscal year ending
June 3 last amounted to 12.170, the
largest elecrease ever known in the his
tory of the country. These facts are
brought euit in the annual report ed
Commissioner of Pensions Warner,
which has just been completed. In the
report the commissioner expresses the
opinion that there will be a still more
marked decrease during the present,
During the year there were; adde'd to
the roll "3.fit!J new pensioners and 1.
405 resteratieins and renewals, making
a total addition et :jt,y,4. I lie total
number eif pensiemers on the roil dur
ing the year was 1.0:13,-11 5. The num
ber e)f pensioners dropped from the roll
during the year was 17.44-1, leaving (he
number ef pensioners on June :'.i. 1 :';,
lluxiiiiinil Iu 1!0.'.
The maximum number of pensioners
in the history of the bureau was re-ached
em Jan. 1, 190.". when it was 1."I.
190, since which date there has been a
stevidy deeivase. aggregating to June1
"0. 1!!0C,, 18.223.
The agency which distributed the
largest sum is that at Topeka. Kan.,
where $13. 937. 754 was paid eiut. Co
lumbus. Ohio, is se-cemd with a disburse
ment of $14.S:t;.('iOI, and Ciiicage is
third, with Indianapolis a close fourth.
Pension statistics eif the middle west
ern states are1 as follows:
lVnsioiiorp. Ami. Paid.
Illinois fi!i.7l $:.'.til3. !";:?
Indiana ill. 44" !.'Jlfi.4!S
Iowa Sr., 132 ' r..333.lt:'j'
MAN HUNT ON AT SEA NEAR NEW YORK
MANY VISIT THE STATE FAIR
Clear Sunday Brings Out Good Attend
ance at Springfield.
Springfield, III.. Oct. 1. After 4S
hours of drizzling rain. Sunday beamed
bright and clear on the Illinois state
fair grounds. A strong wind followed
the rainstorm, making light wraps
comfortable, but the temperature did
not deter C.000 persons from visiting
the fair on the Sabbath. A sacred con
cert and a lecture by L. B. Wicker
sham offered the only entertainment.
There Is not an inch of available space
unoccupied anywhere on the grounds,
anel the exhibits, with few exceptions,
have been placed. . .
HILL CHECKMATES HARRIMAN
Railway Magnate to Build Line Into
San Francisco, Oct. 1. James J,
Hill has stolen a march on E. H. Har
riman" and is getting ready to btdld
into California. Not only, has the
Great Northern magnate completed a
survey of a proposed new line from
Boise City to San Francisco, but he
has secured'quietly a valuable point on
the bay shore for railroad terminals.'
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Kansas . . .
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Dentil lrluci:il f'nitor.
Death was the principal cause of the
decrease of the last year, the number
eif names elroppod em that account be
ing 4:j.::0. Of these, 29. 20S were those
of survivors of the civil war, leaving
CCO. 43:! survivens eif that war still on
the roll. There are still four pensioners
on account of the revedutionary war.
tine a widow and the either three daugh
ters; 000, all widows, on account of
the war with Spain, and 11.472 on ac
count of the Mexican war. Of the Mex
ican war pensions. H,9S1 are to survi
vors. ROOSEVELTS GOING
BACK TO CAPITAL
President and Fsmily Leave Oyster
Bay After Spending Three
Oyster Pay. Oct. 1. President
Roose-veit, accompanied by his family
and staff of executive clerks left for
Washington at 9 today. The White
Utilise will be reached at 4 this after-1
110011. .Many of I lit' preside nt's village
neighbors gathered at the station here
to say g(H)(i-liye. The president spent
three months J" Sagamore Hill. Texlay
he is in splendid physical condition.
The Word "Privilege."
"Privilege," see-n si eil'len of late in
the phrase "spee ial privilege," has been
used commonly to signify a right, im
munity er bt.'iieht enjoyed by a pe-rson
bcyoml tin; e-oumioii advantage's- of
other individuals. Primarily, however,
the word signilies an ordinance in fa
vor of an Individual, aud this t in
keeping with its derivation "privus,"
ime's o.wn, private, anel "lex," law. It
W iu this olel sense that Chaucer uses
Danish Parliament Opens.
Copenhagen. Oct. 1. The Danish
parliament was etpened teiday by King
Frederick in person. His first speech
from the throne was almost entirely
devoted to the internal affairs of the
Three Revenue Cutters Pursu
ing Yacht Filled With
New York, Oct. 1. Within a few
miles of New York City there is a man
hunt, which in its fantastic features
rivals the meist daring tales of the old
buccaneer- days before the civil war.
The pursuers in this case are two Uni
ted States revenue cutters, the Oresh
am and the. Dexter, and a British reve
nue cutter," the Neptune, all the mem
bers of the life-saving ceirps along the
Atlantic coast and the entire immigra
tion anel Chinese inspection forces.
Those pursued are :13 Chinese and
the four or five members of the smug
gling crew of the Frolic, a small yacht,
in the cramped quarters of which the
odd human beings have been herded
since Saturday. Sept. 22, when the
Frolic cleared from Newfoundland for
Srconil Vrntnrr of Klnl.
It is the second venture In the Chi
nese smuggling line of the same men,
for, two weeks prior to the sailing of
the Frolic for the New England coast
with her company of Chinese, those
who now direct the course of the Frolic
landed 25 Chinamen off Marblehead on
the Massachusetts coast.
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Members of Crew of Cut
ter Risked Lives for
IN SOUTHERN STORM
Save Family of Lighthouse
Keeper From Position
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 1. The revenue
cutter Winona, which feir a time was
thought te have gone to the beiltom in
Wednesday's storm, has arrived at
Mebile. Her crew tell a thrilling steiry
of the dangers through whieh they
passed and narrate in a mexlest way the
heroic conduct ef t wo member of thej
crew, who rescued the keener eif the
East Pascagemla lighthouse and his
family. The men were Master-at-Arms
Peterson and Quartermaster Peterson.
102 Hiionii to lie Klllril.
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 1. Accurate re
ports ef the destruction canned by the
great storm in the neighborhood eif
this city place the number of known
dead at 1o2. exclusive of the surmised
loss of 23 lives by the sinking of the
oyster fleet at Cedar Point. Unless
some of the fishermen reached the
shore alive the death list In the coast
district having Mobile as its center,
will be 123.
The property loss in Mobile and
along Mobile bay is nlaced now at $S.-
Ooo.ODO. In addition to this the de
struction ef pine trees over an im
mense area involves a loss of several
million dollars to the lumber industry.
K mily In Tonrr.
When the Winona arrived off Pasca-
goula lighthouse it was seen if was al
most destroyed, nothing being left but
the tower, which was swaying In ev
ery gust of the gale and threatening to
collapse at any moment.
Ii was alse een the keeper, his wife
and twei babies, who had sought refuge
in the tower unless speedy relief wan
given them, must be lost.
'I'ok Small Itont.
The two Petersons embarked in a
small boat with either members of the
crew, and after a desperate fight with
the waves, reached the base of the tow
er. The keeper threw them a rope on
which the Peterseins climbed to tne
top of the tower, but the wind hurled
them against the building with such
force as to bruise them badly and they
were several times almost compelled
to loose their holds upon the rope, but
they finally reached the top. They then
lowe'ied tei the men waiting below the
two babies, the keeper's wife, and the
keeper after which the two men fdld
down the rope and returned te the
:iM( lrf Hutr on Ixlnnd.
Captain Hank reported that as he
steamed past Dauphin island a mes
sage was sent to him through a mega
pheine .stating thtre were 300 people
on the island whe were suffering fr
supplies. A relief expedition will be
sent to them teiday.
Only One I.IrM llurutdK.
Nearly every aid to navigation be
tween Meibile and (Julfport has been
hstroyed and the Round Island light
is the emly one on that portion of the
eoast which now burns at night. The
quarantine station at Ship Inland In
damaged to the extet of fCo.000, but no
lives were lost. Captain Hanks reports
there are wrecked vessels all along the
MAGOOH SAYS ALL
IS WELL ON ISTHMUS
Work Progressing Favorably Though
Still in Preliminary Stages Ar
rives at New York.
New York, Oct. 1. Charles E. Ma
goon, retiring American mlniMer to
Panama and governor of the canal
zone, arrived here today on the steam
er Panama, from Colon. Magoon said
conditions on the Isthmus are most
faveirable. The canal xone he consid
ers well geiverned, and the people
happy and prosperous. He said work
on the canal is progesslng satisfac
torily, although it Is still In the pre
liminary stage. He declined to dis
cuss the possibility of himself going to
Car Ferry Sinks.
Chicago, Oct. 1. Car ferry No. 2.
bound from South Chicago to the mouth
of the Chicago river, capsized in Lake
Michigan Saturday night three-quarters
of a mile from the harbor. Three sail
ors were drowneel. The ferry was car
rying about 24 cars and 800 tons of
iron ore. Three members of the crtw
were rescued by life-savers.