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— —^— —^^__ Ojpyrt*!i^ 1904* by *&• Trtbun* Association.
:^m....V -3,868.
HEARST ALLMURPRTS.
poss FLAM BIG SHOW.
Publisher to Speak at Tammany
Ratification Meeting.
L- ha- surrendered to Murphy, and the
nM :v: v issTs Planning to make the subjuga-
Um 77r To all Tammany heelers by having
1103 P , cockran and Grady *peak from the
B * l^ 'tmHutm it a rat location meeting.
TlfS^. honor- custom in Taxnmany
!££ & a ratification mating at wWch
cnlida'es speak. Edward M. Shepari
■ S "nd only appearance at Tammany
lßfi jV Ve far. of UW at a ratification meetly
°": 'Vs., ,:ece at the Tammany flre
thVJ Z having £en nominated for Mayor on
■SE^S. good old cu-tom. the Murphy
, Z a great ratification meet-
C . Mr Hearst as the leading feature,
*«J J i « ycr Hearst's "New
VP'it Arr.<ri' nn" said:
i tnkinc cut of the stomachs of his
V* 1 in nowerto vote to let him go on get
*•* ?J?t,r a nd hiring men nt starvation wages.
*£«nu«c» • Murphy and hie men will make
* "&£2L£ll Effort on Election Pay to cor
;h* °,»? bLTISt to «"al votes, to bribe the weak
a *s*&* " faisify the count at s
That was "before taking" the nomination for
-Jrern«r from the hands of Murphy and Con
« The "after taking" picture will have Mr.
o' r«r on the Tammany platform urging his
liters to Burport the etate and local tickets
trnm top to bottom.
>h. r ie« F Murphy taw ell the Tammany dis-
L leacer* at Tammany Hall y«terday. with
%• exception of Thomas E. Rush. James J.
jjtttia and Thoma* J. McMatms. Mr. Martin's
•eriraation from the Tammany executive com-
Ettte* node a difUnct impression in the Tarn
nu-r organization, and whenever his name, was
sectioned at the wigwam yesterday conversa
•si«af carried on in lowered tones.
Vhen Mr. Murphy was asked about the reslg
aitfca of Mr. Martin from tha executive com-
( tt«e b« b* l * s :
-jfo food Democrat has resigned from Tam
[rajy Hall or the Tammany executive commit
m on account cf the action of the Democratic
Bt*to Coorcßtlon."
«Th« you fio not consider Martin a good Dem
sewtr
•*! to not care to comment on Mr. Martin.
-Hew about Mayor McClellan? He says he
■ » Deaocrat, but he Is going to bolt Hearst* s
nontaatioE."
-I thick "what I Bald about good Democrats
will rtsnl trtthoat any addition," Eald MY.
M«rphy.
"Can yen sty at this time whether there Is to
be & fustoa on tfce Judiciary ticket?"
l 1 escort cay about that. "We have not taken
it up yet."
"Isn't It & fair assumption that you will unite
via Hearst on local tickets. Inasmuch as you
tre iupponine him for Governor?"
"W« nay, but I cannot say as yet," -was Mr.
Murphy's reply.
He ni asked what Hearst's probable plurality
would be. He replied:
"H« will j»t m »r* than Coler, Cut tna't'e a
Jo**— h« may get 3.V>,n00, but it is too early to
•ptSicx. end I cannot talk about that."
Th«i Mr. Martin was asked about his reslg
flßon f rom the Tammany executive committee
bald:
.'in a Democrat, ftr.d bare always been and
«*»;■« ■»] M a Democrat, but I cannot support
H«rf Tmt* Jp no use going- into details. There
wtooinar.y r^e.sor.3 why I cannot Eupport Hearst
Jrnt to enuinerp.te tli»m now. I will not support
J» *ark fcr Hnfbes: I io not know what I will
b yet I c:d not take this et*p suddenly, for I
'•££ r.ary of my fr.t-nds of my intention. I do
J»t kr.ow what the district organiEat'ou will — I
B3J iL".cw 1 am through.
V. Werley Platzfk is spoken of for the leader
«iS? cf the 27ih District in place of Martin, but
ZXt. Hatzr-k RfH-F '■. Che Tammany judiciary
ttfat hi will not accept the leadership.
ÜBELS KILL JIARISESt
*xenty-suc American jackets
lie ported Dead in Cuba.
Jfcrfolk. Va.. Sept. 29.— "Tbe Virginian Pilot"
twaorrow morning will pay:
From a trustworthy source it is learned th.it
* v.»r.;ess message R-as received at the Norfolk
*j*T Yard late yesterday saying that twenty-
Wt marines and a marine sergoant were killed
Jttttrfay j n Cuba by th^ insurgents. It is said
t"M l & insurgents hri4 nought to prevent the
Mulat of several hundred marines on Cuban
*fee f;r.n message which was received at the
BWy yard wireless station, according to the in-
Fai l that twenty-six marines bad
***n kil!<v3. This was followed by a second mea>
•*?« 6ivir.g more definite information.
Attempts to verify the report of the wirc'f-ss
Beaage were not successful, but "The V::'-
P'ian Pilot's" source of ir.fonr.aiion is regarded
•* trustworthy.
tILLED IS Ji. R. T. CRASH.
Orif Passenger Dead and Half a
Dozen Injured.
■«* rr^n R-as killed and half a dozen pasaen
?"■ Jfere Injured in ii trolley car collision at
tbuFh avenue and B°rgen street, Brooklyn.
«ffly before 2 o'clock this morning.
»Wi Kg 2i*7 of the Seventh avenue lino was
Tay out Bergen Ftrer-t to Green I
with Owr-n McSbane, of No. •_'." 16th
t^J*' s * s motonnaa. It was crossing Flatbush
JfsTi" ***° the rear trur1 -t Ftruf k a switch
- ir -« into the Flatbush avenue track from the
j7«en Ftr " f t line end the car was stalled. A
avenue car. No. 3,.'}7K on its way to
p*?*ttan. nraa ftpproachlng at pood si^eed. and
1^ Jnotor «;a!!. John L"g;m, could pot stop it
t * tr * lr Oaihed Into the Seventh avenue car.
\ Tit D V f %bich was enuned.
? ri " r Thf " P'-'i'bush avenue car was
xSnSa .'** P»nlc t-:^u«-<i when tho colliwion
CttL & Passengers aped In every dlr.-c
bßo4**wr wre< * ta P <? a well dressed man was
*sbui'« Was #ii ' f1 ' 3 ljf f«r« a Seney Hospital
lsa ad' in arrtv *-d. .Several .-.■■• cards were
R*« l" > ' kr^ . one bearing the name of
itrn th "'' fobn Fltzpatrick, of No. 417 12Oj
6«aey v, ,' l!l a »"ms broken and waa taJc«n to
t!s t on « ! . ta! - Oth? '" Injured passengers Hit
'•«« - „ rl ' stof "'» nursing their injurl^ii were
B* s> rr ,,, ;- v !;i automobile* by claim agents <A
<'x\y a JZ, yn J 'ap!'l Tiansit Company who sud
fcoto-^g,' arf>3 from somewhere. Shane, the
tt!fj' °' '>)•' Beventb I ■■V.M- car, was .':! -
°'a technical charge.
>^,C, Cr ~ Tary r oot passes capes.
■ i \kt Cotambls,
To day, rain Hl | „*,,„.
Tomorrow, fair. t wind*.
ENGINE OF NEW YORK EXPRESS AFTER IT PULLED OUT FROM
WRECK.
(Br courte«y of "Th« Philadelphia. North American.")
EXPRESSES IN CRASH.
THREE DEAD; MANY HURT.
P. R. R. Engineer Unable to Stop
Train in Time.
Philadelphia, Sept. 29— Running at great speed
past a signal set against It and a flagman who
vas wildly waving a warning to the engineer, a
New York express train bound for Philadelphia
on the New York division of the Pennsylvania
Railroad crashed Into a stalled Long Branch ex
press at Eddington, nineteen miles north of this
city, to-day, with the result that three persons
are dead and forty injured, several of whom are
believed to be fatally hurt. That more persons
were not kjlled is considered remarkiible as three
of the cars of the Long Branch train wen
pletely telescoped by the terrific impact of th<3
heavy New York expn ?s.
The list of dead and Injured is as follows:
THE DEAD.
COXNEIJ^ Mrs. W. ft, Trenton. N. J., wife of a rail
road brakeman.
CRON'IN. Mary. Philadelphia; dl««d In hospital.
O'XaIXJCT. Mary. Railway. N. J.
THE INJURED.
BRESLIN. Thomas J.. Freehold. N. J . ; slightly Injured
and shocked.
BT'?H. E*t*rt P.. Stockton N. J. , bruises of right leg
and left hand.
CABWELU J. H.. Wanhlcgion, D. C. ; fracture of right
wrist.
CONWAY. A. J. Centra: Falls. R. I ; sprained back.
GILLIATT. Mrs. J. W .. South Orleans. Mass.; right slds
and right leg bruiseJ
GLASGOW. John P.. Anbury Park, N. J. ; lacerated hand.
HALE, Mary (Negro). Atlantic City; body badly In
ju:*d.
HICKS. Mr» M. (Negro). Dellalr* Mountain, Perm.; right
side »pr«lr.ed.
JEWELL. Mlis M . Trenton. N. J.. right side, bruised.
KRATZ, Miss Margaret, New Britain. Perm. ; bruises of
left arm.
LEFFORD. Mrs. J. McVejtown, Pern ; sprained back.
MANELLA. J.. Trenton. N. J. : back hurt.
OWERT. Rosa J.. Downinjton, Perm.; bruises of both
shoulders and hips.
ROBERTSON, Louise (Negro). Washington. D. C. ; Injury
to <ye and face cut.
SCOTT. Thomas, Providence, R. I.; sprained back.
6TANTON, Albert .1 .. New York; tooth broken and Up cut.
TAYLOR, Mies Rachel. Red Bank. N. J. ; brulß's of body.
WARRICK. Matilda E. (Negro), Washington. D. C.J
badly hurt.
WEATHF.RLY. Mm. I. Trenton. N. J. : sprained back.
WHITMKR, William C.. Rockhlll. 9. C ; r.ose badly ln
jurod.
WILSON. Miss Helen. Trenton. N. J.; badly bruised.
The Long Branch train left the seashore at
7:10 a. m. and was due in Philadelphia at 9:31
a. m. The other express left New York at 7:30.
and was due here at 9:35. At Bristol, about
four miles north of Eddington, the New York
express was fourteen minutes behind the Long
Branch train and was running at high speed In
order to make up a loss of nine minutes. The
Long Branch express was compelled to stop at
Eddington because of a faulty airbrake, and
while the trainmen were trying to find the cause
of the trouble the rear brakeman went back 175
yards to flag approaching trains. He stood about
half way between the rear of his train and the
automatic signal which was set against other
trains.
COULD NOT STOP TRAIN.
Van Artdale engineer of the New York cx ~
press, who was not hurt, said he saw the red
signal, as well as fh« flagman, but was unable
to bring his train to a standstill, although h- had
experienced no trouble whatever in stopping at
Trenton, whidi was the last stop he bad made.
Rounding the curve near Eddington ho was hor
rified to see that danger was so close ahead, and
as every effort to halt his train was without
avail Ik- could do nothing but wait for the crash.
The last four cars of the stalled express were
day coaches, and some of the passengers were
strolling along the tracks waiting for the train
to start. The instant they saw the onrushlng
train they sot up a cry of warning, but it was too
late for any one In the last three cars to escape.
Th« engine struck the rear car with terrific
force, ■.using it to be completely telescoped. Th
next coach was lifted from its trucks and forced
through the coach ahead.
The havoc done was so great that it was at
Ural believed by witnesses that every one in the
last two cars had been killed. The wreckage
was piled high in " tangled mass, but workers
from the New York express, on which no one
was hurt, and uninjured passengers from the
Long Branch train quickly set to work and
found tliat most of the Imprisoned passengers
were alive, though many were unconscious.
RELIEF COMES QUICKLY.
Word was s'nt ! " the village of Kddington
and several doctors were soon on the scene,
and others from Bristol and nearby towns were
Biimmoned i, v telephone. In the course of an
hour the d<-ad and all the injured had been re
moved nd laid at the sides of tha railroad
awaiting relief trains. One train was made up
at Bristol, bin l**£ re . M arrived an east bound
New York express was nacK<-<i. £onw of the
Injured were placed on It and rushed to Bristol
mid [hen were started for Philadelphia on the
undamaged section of the Long Branch train.
In the mean time the railroad officials had
a«ked the Philadelphia polios Bureau to send
to the West Philadelphia station all available
ambulances and police patrol wagons. This was
done and the unusual number of such vehicles
waiting at the station caused much excitement
■ id started the wildest kind of rumors of great
1 * of HO- Only five of the seriously Injured
°l c brought to this city. Horn.- were taken to
T ' t N , j nd the remainder were cared
Trenton. . ■ ' bo j; es '" -he '"° dead pas
for ?-t *5i.-- vi *
Conllniifd us. ulut:i pu;«w
NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1906.-5 PARTS-SIXTY PAGEwS.
VIEWS OF THE P. R. R. WRECK AT EDDIXGTOX, PEXN., YESTERDAY.
RUIN IS PATH OF STORM.
MOBILE LOSS, $10,000,000.
One Hundred Thought to Have Per
ished — Widespread Destruction.
[By Tfll^irraDh to The Tribune.]
Mobile. Ala.. Sept 29. — The worst calamity
that has befallen Mobile in the history of the
city was the tropical cyclone that struck hero
Wednesday night and continued throughout the
night and waged its fury until Thursday noon.
The great storms of 1593 and 1901, when the
wind attained a velocity of seventy-two and
sixty miles, respectively, seemed to be small
affair? compared to the cyclonic wind that swept
over the bay, the river ami city and suburbs
yesterday. The water rose rapidly in the down
town districts when the wind veered to the
southeast.
This was about 6:30 o'clock on Thursday
moming, and from that hour up to the time the
wind ceased its terrific uproar the water rose
rapidly in the. streets adjacent to the riverfront.
There seemed to be no preparation at all for the
rising water, and the certain and enormous dam
age that was sure to follow its rise at a given
point. Although the dispatches to the local
papers had told of the origin of the storm off
the coast of Cuba three days in advance, there
was nothing to give warning that It would
strike Mobile— or, at least, not as hard as It did.
Ulsh winds and rain were expected, but there
was no warning that the hurricane itself would
come in per3on and spend Its force and fury
upon the 11v©b and property of Mobillans. That
Is just wnat Happened, however, and it found not
one person prepared. In Mobile and vicinity the
estimated damage Is $10,000,000 at least.
WASHED OFF THE MAP.
Navy Cove, situated Just this side of Fort Mor
gan and the home of many bar pilots, has been
washed off the map. The news of the loss of
life and property at Navy Cove was brought
here at 3 o'clock this afternoon by Captain
Frank Midgett. who arrived on the Norwegian
etenmer Belize.
Captain Midgett reports every house on the
cove wrecked, the result of the terrific winds
early yesterday morning and their shift to
the southeast, piling the seas across the
cove. The dead so fnr reported are Mrs. Den
nle Ladnler and four eons and Captain Will
iam Johnson, father of Curt Johnson, a pilot of
this city.
Captain Johnson Is reported to have been
killed by flying debris Just as he stepped out of
the front door of his home.
Reports from the coast relative to loss of life
are hard to verify, but from what are consid
ered trustworthy sources the following names
were obtained:
Coden — OUce Werneth, sr., wife and daugh
ter, M;ij"r Stevens, Mm. Charles Clark, throe
members of the family of Edward Httlad,
Mrs. >S;n:on Klosky, reported to have filed
from exposure; Miss Sue Crlvelerl. a man named
Klmball. Mrs. A. I-. Hazen and two children, of
New Cns«tle; Mrs. Henry Turner. Bister of Stew
art Mcßae, of the Commercial Printing Com
pany, and Mrs. Mcßae, mother of Stewart Mc-
Rae.
Herron Bay Oliver Dorlon, wife ami two chil
dren.
Mobile River bridge— Two unknown Negroes.
William Dupree, Negro, drowned ofT Baradet's
Wharf, below Monroe Park.
MASTS BLOWN OUT OF VESSEL.
The British steamer Dorlsbrook is reported to
be high and dry on tho east end of Dauphin
Island, having dragged her anchors and being
in such a position that one can walk around her.
Th<> three masted schooner King of Avon is
dismantled and lying ashore near the mouth
of Dog River, having parted her cables, and
one may Imagine how hard the wind was blow-
Ing when the mnsts were blown completely out
of "her even with the decks. The full jigged
ship Pher Ugland, which was anchored In Quar
antine Ground. Is lying ashore off Frederic's
Wharf, at South End, with part of her masts
gone. As she "has sent no one ashore yet it is
Impossible to estimate her damage.
W. H. McKane, supervisor of the Louisville &
Nashville. New Orleans and Mobile divisions,
and Joseph Hoefer, district lineman of th^
American Hell Telephone Company, with lead
quarters nt Bcranton, Mis«., arrived in this city
Thursday afternoon about P. o'clock, .om'ng
f rf -rn Scranton on foot along the railroad track.
Mr. McKnne rode on a switch engine from Bay
St. Louis to West Pascagonla, thence he walked
up to geranton, where he met Mr. Hoefer, then
accompanied him to Mobile. They report that
Gulf port is nearly washed away and many per
sons are killed or Injured.
A conservative estimate of the loss of life in
thin vicinity places the number at one hundred.
Business wan partly resumed to-day. The
city authorities are clearing the streets of the
debris as rapidly as possible. The streetcars are
expected to resume service by Sunday night.
The Postal and Western Union Telegraph com
panies are still out of business, their wires being
down in every direction. At Coden only one
house ii left Of the little town. The Mobile ft
' . n'ln" •' on *'*' pner.
DEWEYS PURE GRAPE JUICE.
Lhsolutely free from any preservatives.
II T 1.. *'v I Sc?n« Co.. 13$ Fu'.ton St.. New Turk.
—Advt..
CROWD VIEWING THE WRECK.
PRESIDENT WITH FLEET
DINES WITH JACKIES.
Mr. Roosevelt Sees Excellent Target
Practice Off Cape Cod.
Barnatable, Mass.. Sept. 20— President Roose
velt visited the North Atlantic fleet off Cape
Cod to-day, and left It with enthusiastic praise
for the officers and crews. The members of the
crew of the flrst class bittleshlp Missouri, on
which the President had spent the day. cheered
themselves hoarse as he left the ship at 1:30
o'clock, for they had had an honor paid them
which no other crew in the navy had ever re
ceived. The President and h's guests sat down
to dinner with the Jaokies. This feature of tha
trip was a surprise both to the officers and the
men. When the Missouri left the target ground
and returned to her anchorage, and the first
mess call was sounded on a marine's trumpet,
the notfts hail not ceased echoing throughout the
fleet when the President called Admiral Evans
to his side and announced that he and hla
guests would take dinner with the sailors.
The necessary orders were immediately issued,
and the sailors jumped to their feet In sur
prise when they saw President Roosevelt walk
on the after gun deck and take his place
at a table where he and his guests had the
same n:ess that was being served to the sail
ors at the surrounding tables. One of the
men, seeing that there "*-ere no napkins on the
President's table, rushed to the wardroom to
procure the necessary table linen. When he re
turned President Roosevelt iha-ik^d him. but
said he was "dining with the boys to-day," and
would have no privileges which they did not
enjoy. The sailors, pleased wtta the President's
action, took no further steps until at the close
of the dinner, when they sent to the President's
table a box of cigars which had been obtained
by public subscription from the navy canteen.
President Roosevelt started for Oyster Bay
In the afternoon, after he had received a long
dispatch from Secretary Tafr dealing with the
situation in Cuba.
The President arrived at the entrance of Cape
Cod Bay at about 8:50 a. m.. and tho Mayflower
came to anchor fifteen minutes later. Rear Ad
miral Evans left the flagship Maine shortly
afterward and went to the President's yacht, ac
companied by Congressman "William C. Covering
and James B. Connelly, a writer of sea stories.
At 9 o'clock the President boarded the Missouri.
At his request the usual Presidential salute of
twenty-one guns was omitted.
The moment the Presidential party arrived on
board the Missouri the champion of the North
Atlantic fleet sailed out to the target grounds.
On the way out the President visited the various
parts of the ship, Inspecting the turrets, ward
rooms and other places.
Filing at targets anchored 1,080 yards away
was begun almost Immediately. While the 6
inch suns wen- being fired the President mood
behind the gun crew and watched through a
strong glass tha admirable markmanship dis
played. Every shot tired found the target, not
a miss being recorded. When the ship turned
and went back over the course President Roose
velt went up to the forward turret, where the
big 15-inch guns were being prepared. During
the firing of these runs he did not remain In the
turret, the mechanism having been explained to
him earlier in the day.
When the ship returned to her anchorage a
newspaper photographer asked the President to
pose for a picture, and he immediately gave a
hearty consent, on the condition that his picture
should be taken with the victorious gun crew.
Before the actual target practice began, to
chow the President the value of team work la
training, trials were held with fhe turret and six
inch guns, th? manoeuvres being the same as in
actual firing, except that dummy charges wero
used Instead of powder. This was foil.. Iby
target practice at I.CSO yards with six-inch guns
and twelve-Inch turret guns, th« freed of fl-.e
«hin being ten knot? and the size of the targets
17 l.v "1 feet The following scores were made:
The "forward turret. In charge of Lieutenant
t U Johnson, fired eight akots, making eight
hits in one run across th- ranee, at tha rats
0f "'.28 hits a turret a minute. The trainer was
Benjamin Hare, seaman; the right gun i-olnt.-r
was W Gibbons, boatswain's mat", second c!a«.«;
Wt pointer Charles Blachard. boatswains mate.
nit cass and L. K. Boyer. turret captain.
The,o men have been in the turret since the Ship
went into commission, two years ago.
The "ix-lnch guns were fired by three pointer*,
each pointer firing rlglit shots and making eight
8»3S: a fl^,nut; lnC T.f, U wa P sT^. SSSS
S T;" d -£ind cla" who made P.l" hits a gun a
minute "the last pointer was J. 11. Sales.es.
Teaman who made 0.4 hits a gun a minute.
TheTe las? two pointers were in the djrtston in
charge of Midshipman Douglas Howard.
Chatham, Mas*, Sept. v.-The government
yacht Mayflower, with President Roosevelt on
board passed here bound south at 7:1.". p. m.
The sky was clear, but there was a strong head
Wl A n n noJr C a?t 6 e?Tho bl Mayflower passed Chatham
Light she was reported as having passed Shovel
fuf Lightship, where ahe turned westward into
X., . Picket Sound. The torpedo boat destroyer
Hopkins was about five miles In advance of the
President's yacht, and the Lawrence followed
close astern of tho Mayflower.
THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED. .
TO CHICAGO IN 18 HOURS.
Leaves New York 3:3» p. m.. •*#* m J22£HBJ£
next morning- a nights ride by tte. >•»* YORK
CENTRAL LINES. "America^ Greatest Railroad.
A dozen other fast trains to Chicago and St. Louis.
— Aavu
TROOPS ORDERED SENT.
PRESIDENT GIVES WORD.
Force of 5,652 Men Will Start for
Cuba at Once.
rrrom The Trltnin* Bureau.]
Washington, Sept. 20.— President, acting
on the request of Secretary Taft, has ordered
the troops. 5.652 in number, which had received
"preparatory orders" this afternoon, to sail for
Cuba.
The President's order was received In Wash
ington at 10:45 this evening, and the- general
staff Immediately telegraphed the various com
mands to carry out the tentative instructions
already Issued.
As fast as the several regiments reach New
port Nevs they will be loaded on the transports
already engaged by General Humphreys, an 3
these will sail for Havana or other points as
subsequent ordere may Indicate. General Bell,
chief of staff, believes that the first troops will
be landed In Havana one week from to-night
Even" effort will be made to have the transports
ready for the soldiers as fast as they arrtva.
As all arrangements had been made beforehand.
It was necessary to telegraph on'.y the single
word "proceed" to the several commanders this
evening.
With the troops which are to go forward th! 9
coming week and the marine* and bluejackets
already in Cuba, the United States forces will
somewhat exceed 16,000 men. aad It Is hoped
that this number will prove sufficient to garrison
the Island
The President's message ordering the troops
to Cuba was dated on the Mayflower, and came
by wireless to Newport. The message instructs
that six thousand men be sent at once, but the
round number Is assumed to have been used as a
matter of convenience, and for the present no
changes will be made In the orders already is
sued.
ANXIOUS PAY FOR OFFICIATE.
This has been a day of Intense anxiety to Gen
eral Oliver, the Acting Secretary of War; to
General Bell, the Chief of Staff; to General
Mnsworth. the military secretary, and to other
high officials in the War Department. The first
official news concerning the American occupa
tion of Cuba came in the form of a telegram
from Secretary Taft. making inquiries which
seemed clearly to indicate that the Secretary
believed troops to have been ordered to Cuba.
Secretary Taft's cable dispatch was received
at" 11 40 o'clock this morning. Telegrams were
immediately sent" to the Present asking if
troops should be sent and to Secretary Taft.
making the same inquiry. The Acting Secretary
of War th-n determine,! to issue the order to
move the troops without waiting for more defi
nite instructions, and informed the members of
the press that the order to embark soldiers had
been Issued Shortly after this, however, the
Acting Secretary reconsidered his decision, and
regained from Issuing the order pending instruc
tions from the President.
Finally communication was established with
the Mayflower, and it was learned that the
President had left the Mayflower and was aboard
one of the vessels of the fleet, but was expected
to return to the Mayflower at 2 p. m.
TROOPS TO BE SENT.
Without waiting to hear from the President,
ti-e Quartermaster -Ge««»«] was directed to en
gago transports, and the troops That will compose
the first draft, to consist of 5,632 men. to be sent
to Cuba, were notified to bold themselves in
readiness L>r immediate travel. The? troops
which received preparatory orders .ire:
Infantry— Regiment. Plattsburg Bar
racks- 11th Infantry, Fort IX A. Russell. Wyo
ming; Ttli Infantry. Fort McPherson. Georgia;
"7th 'infantry. Fort Sheridan. Illinois, and tha
~M'i Infantry, Fort Snelling. Minnesota.
~ Cavalry— Eleventh Cavalry. Fort Dcs Molnes.
lowa, and the loth Cavalry. Fort Ethan Alien.
Vermont.
Artillery— Seventeenth an«l lMh Mountain Bat
teries, now at Vancouver. Wash.; 14th Battery,
Hold artillery. Fort Sheridan.
Engineers— Two companies from the Washing
ton Barracks.
Full details of the organization of the first
expedition were mad* 1 puhllc by the chi«»f of staff
to-night. Ueutenant Colon?! W. W. Wother-
SpOW is to be chief of the expedition staff, and
he will have as his assistants the following
officers of the genera] staff corps: Major Will
lam a. Mann. Major Francis J. Kernan, Major
David (laillard. Captain George W. Reed, Cap
tain Charles T. Moncher and Captain John W.
Furlong.
The military s«oretary of the expedition will
be Captain William <». flaan. of the artillery
corps. Major William C Langtttt Is to N« the
engineer officer. The Inspector general will be
Major E. S. Greble.
Major Chauncey B. Baker will be chief quar
termaster, and he has started for Cuba with
five assistants. Other ofllc-rs on the expedition
staff are: Chief commissary. Major Harry E.
Wllklns; depot commissary. Captain H. C. Cole:
chief surgeon. Colonel Vallery Havard: medical
Inspector. Lieutenant Colonel Blair D. Taylor.
Continued on .counJ pa**.
PRICE FIVE TEXTS.
AMERICAN RCLEIX CUBA
ACTION WEU MF.CF.irED>
Mr. Tuft Provisional Governor-**
Occupation TV m porn
Havana. Sept. 20. — Bright weather condition*
here to-day, after a we«». of drenching rain,
were in harmor.y w'th tho ether featurc3 of tha
temporary assumption of the government of ;^j
Cuba by the United States, and corresponded v
with MM feeling of relief everywhere manifest •
over what !s regarded a3 the end of the strife in !
Cuba. The Cuban government ofHciala and poli
ticians were rot much in evidence to-day, bus
even among them expressions of satisfaction
were not uncommon over the fact that a firm
government had control of the island's affairs.
Everybody seemed inclined to agree that tha
future was much brighter. Implicit confidence
was expressed In the good faith of the United
States, and. while no or.a was willing to predict
the duration of the American occupation, Cv- i
bans as a rule were hopeful that the sovereignty
of the republic would eventually be restored to •
them. The merchants, bankars ami plantar* off
■wnxiAM a rAPT.
Secretary of War. who assumed the Provisional'
Governorship of Cuba yesterday
all nationalities enthusiastically welcome tha
American government, but they are ail asking
the same question — will it be permanent?
Secretary Taft this morning issued the follow
ing proclamation:
To the People of Cuba: The failure of. Con
gress to act on the Irrevocable resignation of th»
President of. the republic of Cuba or to elect a
successor, leaves-- the country without a govern
ment at a time when great disorder prevail.-,
and requires that, pursuant to the request ci
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 property In the Island of Cuba and the
islands and keys adjacent thereto, and for this
purpose to establish therein a provisional gov
ernment. The provisional government hereby es
tablished 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 States, and then to hold such elec
tions as may be necessary to determine on thoso
persons upon whom the permanent government
of the republic should be devolved.
In so far as la consistent with the nature of a
provisional government established tinder the
authority of the United States, this will be a
Cuban government, conforming with the con
stitution of Cuba. The Cuban naff will be hoist
ed as usual over the government buildings o»
the island; all the executive departments and
provincial and municipal governments, including'
that of the city of Havana, will continue to be
administered as under 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 gov
ernment of Cuba, and he made every endeavor
to avoid the present step. Longer delay, haw
ever, would be dangerous in view of tb« resig
nation of the Cabinet.
Until further notice the heads of all Cia do
partments of the central government •wlfl report
to me for instructions, including General A>x
andro Rodriguez, In command of the rural
guards and other regular |»wiimM«»t fore**.
and General Carlos Roloff. Treasurer of Cuta.
Until futher notice the civil governors and
alcaldes will also report to me for Instruction*.
I ask all citizens and residents of Cuba to as
sist me In the work of restoring order, tranquil- ■
lity and public confidence.
WILLIAM H. TAFT. Secretary of •VTa*.
United States Provisional Governor of Cub*.
Havana. Sept. 20. 190&
Governor Taft drove in an antomoblla t»> the
palace at noon for the purpose or greeting' Safior
Palma and making arrangements to succeed him.
The Governor's going to the palaoa was prao
tlcally unnoticed. On his arrival Mr. Taft vms
greeted by Mr. Belt, the ex-President's secre
tary, and was ushered Into Sefior Palma*» prtvats
office, the apartment occupied sucoesotvaty by
the Spanish Governors. Governor General "Wood
and President Palma. Formal greetings w«r«
exchanged, and Mr. Taft complimented the «x-
President highly on the progress which CVb*
had made in the development of Industry under
his administration and on the condition of her
finances and resources. The Governor told Sefior
Palma that the latter's course In resigning the
Presidency and insisting upon his resignation
was in the nature of heroism. Mr. Palma replied
that he wa-«i glad the burden of the Presidency
had been lh'ted from his shoulders, adding that
he felt personally relieved and satisfied.
Mr. Taft had expected to go over the financial
affairs of the government with Seftor Palma.
especially In regard Is the Cuban bonds or other
Indebtedness, but the ex-President said that th«
Secretary of the Treasrury. Fonts y Sterling, was
in a much better Mia to outline all such mat
ters to the Incoming government. The inter
view ended in ■ friendly manner, and Mr. Taft.
with the Acting Secretary of State, Mr. Bacon.
Consul General Steinhart and Captain McCoy.
the Governor's personal aid. who had accom
panied him to the palace, returned to the Ameri
can legation. It is probable that Mr. Taft will
occupy the palace to-morrow, Sefior Palma with
NEW YORK CENTRAL
EARLY AUTUMN TOUR 9.
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Thousand Islands. Greeu Mountains. Memphis and
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