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ADAMS A suicide.
mM nrT MS BBAmS. BUMS 01 T " L Hcmorse and Xoncy Losses Believed To Be Cause. tte former -Roller king." blowout "A:" A^^VJob,, on Ife* fifteenth floor of the j.., bnJM !*\T" .£4 «tre«t ye«t«.rday morn r«onl*. P^T^L- inHinl to have been due In M «»• '"'Xti^T N«um he ■•* been unabie *« " ' SS wutatlon of being one or the M »hak« o- _ ' fl , £rs srMefc c i U nff to him on ac jartllMS Mi coavJctlon and lmi»rl»onment In Sin* cs&l °» _ „ — — A U!EBT J. ADA3O. Who coisroltted suicide yetterday B • r anil in part to fear that he would have to Csm ■BOOST term in prison on account o! his recent Iwel^t ■bop trsassrt • "Thf newspapers anfi poUce have hounded me until I thir.k HI kill siyself." Adsma said to \V. B. D. E'.f'k^s of the Aasenla. on Sunday. He bad talked la tbo same way to his wife over th<- telephone to teveral fri* wttfafa aweek. bat rm* ofthimtho". he meant to take his life. Although hewa.report< I to have lost large sums Of rattan ia speculation recently. It wa* believed Oil !•• tfffl h«<3 »me of the millions he accumu lated (a HrfßdUac tiousar.as at poor people of th « ciiy in hi« pol!f>' K^-« after his release from Slr.g Blng in October. 1&-H. Adams went to live BlsM la an expensive I ■■•■* of mt^s at the Ansoc'.a. vo'.untfirlly »ejiaraticg him turtTom hl» family at No. SC3 West S3th street. and «!dom s^c-in- Ws wil« or children to save tben «s much as possible from dissra.ee. His lonoli w » le« h:m to Ar-.i.k freely at ttaana. z:-A drink as favatod a kidney trouble from wfalch be ,yd suf fered for years, and Jncrea^d his melancholy. About a month efttr his release from prison A<!»!T.» was acuon-.paTi^d in a drinking bout hy BM Bl !.: tons. I»uis P. Adiim.*. ar.d as a result t!.# young maji was arrested for rremptmg to shoot his fa-!:-r in 'Ji* real estate office at No. 42 TV>Ft £:h street. 'The yonng man was com- Bdtted t« Blark weH's Island for a t!n^. but ■bbss rdentrd and obtained his release. Early last year Adams coM rart of his Isrgs ho!dl-.£i cf real estate in th<» city. oMalr.inp in that way S2£OW& H« lnve.^te.l about SMXM.OM in it« Guanaj-. Arni!gamat.-<1 Gold Mines Con» jk: t. cf ileii=o. lie used aj^other million, and SSI it. accorfilag *o report. '.:. harking the bucket £B9 irsmt of |L J. S.i*;« & <•■< - S-hlch failed krt BiasTjicr. Ailamt also tr.g-aged in specula tion to Vt'all Street <>.. his own accousit. ii* was reported to J.ave lost heavily in the rect-nt ad vance of Colon Pacific stock and to have been ■ant SC-.M shares of American Ice Securities only Its! week. a«r> Adams ssnt .i letter to ths news it t °' bJa - ::.r that be I all kind I would -- . • ■ .Lte and "My j.ast trouble are bo Incident In my life which I im tryirp to forget, and which I hope in the lifM cf later events to make the -.■-.. rgst." About that time Adams was planning to erect a boiei forty-two ttorirs h:ph on h'.s "HOUSS of All Katlong" property, in West Zl3. •■••t. He had the Flans for Ibe bullying ready when he sold ths prop ♦rty to the McAdoo tunnel interests for a terminal. . That was his ldtit lurßO real olate deal. The kitt-it cimse for worry which . lasM was known to have was the seco:id marriage of h!» fivcrtte daughter, Evelyn, v irw eks ag She had obta;ritJ a Oivorc* from her first husband, Robert L<-e Aruiit, in May. and th« was married in l'a'ul Napoleon, who wa.s v divorced man, . .*■ • r tliey gp<;.t two days at Newport searching; for a e'erjryraan wlio would perform the ceremony. The coi^le aie now <>n their way from Havana to France-. Acarcs *hot himself about T a. m. yesterday. He had D»<n in b<-d Bunday nip-lit and had telephoned «p«n from his rooms oarly in the evening to have »> teSbqjr «ill him at ::■& a. m. One of his neigh tm on the fifteenth floor of the hotel heard tlie e.iot at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, but did not jstk" an Investigation. When Krne.«t Miller, a tallboy, entered Adams's rooms half an hour later. *c iaund his dead body In a chair In front of a BWor in the l^r fc 'f-st room. Ti,, .body wa« In ai g hl cloth*., with a slipper on J^™'" Jhat Adams h:i ,i not L^ un t0 "ess fc. aS r;f i* fore mating himself in rront of the tt.rrer to <nd bii Bfe. i,n the flom was ono of hw** "Wlvers. which Adams had kept loaded • -j i rooms. H««ildenUr hafl pressed the muzzle ■ tt. s^a aKill!:gt ti!s rij , ht t( . mi)>> |oo Ja "•**«« to maw* ..re ot bis aim bofor^ • riling "- «W*. TLe large buUet luid crashed through c* «I • ! ,! arlnc out "° m * of tne lirail! " *»* part r-on »T; a " d tnca goins cl " ar through a par •Ar U n lffil '' <llns hself ln a P»^l rtheLt- JJ rr r Bl< **' a^d th. hottl rsteta w«rs call«d to taS*^ th ° Cr< « txteo^ b^- Th* Physician sswTt!-! ■' bO<3y and Sitia A<!ams ha - J be *n dead Wtw-w . ea . Ur Mr - StOkfc " CaUed Coroner Cn.pt f? *'" T <UJ * 4 th * www an tovw v Coroner }iarbarger decided that no *v- ■'* gav * fc rmi ' '«■ the ii^T J yto " m«.r.slii^ In Eighth issst for Toesday. Octot^r ■ rer tsok possssjtos of some CAEEFUL DOCTOE I'r^criW Chanje of rood l ,t*^l of IH^.. It 4-1 tt'«iw c *, Corisi <Serablß courage for a doctor to &3SS£s3£*£&i "I hJ£T £ lh ? vu " ee of "tarvatlon. *«»&££ J f a doctor who had * summer cot ••u^^v ■ r; " «"^u"y he advised «W. tU- ' tanUty at Urape-Nuta at S*t yen m nay stosaach became .trongw v aat M fe^th.'^, 13 ******>*? eot bo I could tat ***• cow £f t«a«poonf uls. Then I began to v h «« tc'or^, my ft tf°- memory t"^ dear *Sk. cot crT "f Ceemed a blajJk - "5 *• Uy " • Qrape-Nuts j welct I"^J fn^ hl Z> u * this food." SMtam d tn b. ■were found In Adams's rooms. Tie said later that among i..- papers were many notes and cancellc-.* checks Bhowinjr that Adams had lent enormous sums of money recently to financial institutions ard firms la the Wall Street district. "From the papers I found in Adams'e rooms," Coroner Harbur*er said. "I know that Adams must have had several millions when he commit ted euldde. Hli property apparently consisted of ttocks. bonds and real estate. Notes and can celled checks for sums of more than $20,000 each ware plentiful. I shall not give the names of the financial institutions and firms appearing on the checks at present. I feel sure that the suicide was not caused by business lokbi'b." "Adams 'eared another term In prison and that w»e one reason for his suicide." said Captain Bur feird. "Som« of th« papers 1 saw in his rooms showed that he had been connected with a. chain of bucket shops that had failed or had been flrtven out of business . >-la knew that an inves tigation was being made as to hl» connection with the bucket BhODS " WllAs FOUND AMONG PAPERS. A will of recent date was foui anxnm the pej>ers. It had been drawn by Albert .1. Adams. <r.. Brno acted as his father's perso»al attorney. Charles I. Hauerdorf. of No. 11l Broadway, was named as exe:utor of the estate in the will. Coroner Harburger would rot permit the contents of the will to be made public, but it was bhlu there was an earlier will, which Adams made Just before he went >o Sing Sing in April. 1903. to servo his sentence. Mrs. Adams went tc the hotel before her hus band's bo4y was removed yesterday mcrnlr.g, ac oompaaied by her sons. Albert and Louis, and her l-nmarried daughter, Miss Ids Adams. She i»H Illness had made her hueband morote. and that was the only reason she could give for liif «ul<-u>. S';f and other me-nber* of the family had bfen preparing to move from thf house In West >£'tii 6tr«:t to a new home at No. 471 \\'<-*t End a\«?i»ue. Albert J. Idams, jr.. who ran connected with M J Sii-f & Co.. would not talk about hit father's iff.i The funeral of Adams will be private A niembfr of the family said that efforts would be i: •.!'!•■ to inform Mrs. Napoleon by wireless tfle- Kraph >>'. her father's death. SKETCH OF HIS UFE Albeit 7. Adams was eixty-flve years old. He wt - i native oi" Rhode Island, and he bepan to earn his own living honestly as a brsksman on the Kew York. New Haven & Hartfou: BailrOSd. He :,••>• work to become a rurncr la this city for Zacharlah Simmers, the Inventor of the policy game. As Simmon* ran the game it was not quite m. much of a robbery as when It was controlled by hr.t the chancei of winning were always ratal!. Alama was not content with handling the manifold sheets and making the '•fak*» > drawings through which Simmons was taking money from many poor people afflicted with the gambling < rnze. He used the paraphernalia of the game to Ftart secretly policy shops of his own. and when Simmons died h« was able to control The policy pamp in all parts of -.he city. Adams ran policy games according to a system which made It impossible for the countless play ers to win m^ch. From hundreds of small cigar shops In the city, where h«» had a«ent«. was drawn daily a flood of wealth conpistlng largely of the pennies of children, who were encouraged to ri*k thorn In the hope of winntnß dollars. Thousands of poor families wer« deprived of their tni6.ll resources in that way. The games controlled by Adams flourished for years, wtaksd at by the i>olice. It was not until the late Captain V. Norton Goddard organized the Anti-Policy Society nnd devf>te4 most of his mergtes to a fight against Adams that any lm presston could be made. Even then It was neces sary to h«v« the Penal Code amended by special act of the LegtcUture before convictions of Adams's agents could be obtained. Captain God dsrd undermined hie own health in his fight aKa'r.st what he called the meanest robbery of the poor ever known. Charles 8. Macfarlane, Captain Goddard's chief aid In the fight as super intendent of the Antl-Pollcy Society, was shot dead In tho Criminal Courts Building by William Bpencer. one of Adams's runners, who had been convicted. Captain Goddard pressed the fight until he nb tained evidence on which Adams was indicted and convicted. That put an end to the policy games which Adams controlled. When Adams was sen tenced, on April 21. 1903. to eighteen months' im prisonment in Blng Blng. Justice Bcott sold to him: Tour operations were of the mean and pordl.l k'- i In their train has come a vast amount of crime and sorrow which can never be atoned for nor blotted out. The game of which I am per feotlv satisfied you have been the mainspring for many years '.a one that appeals to a class of people ."have little to lose and cannot afford to lose that. HIS REAL. ESTATE DEAL.S. While Adams was making millions In his policy games, he Invested his gains in real estate, buying property largely In the section west of Seventh avenue, between 80th and S4th streets. That section of the city was "dead" for many years, but while Adams was in Driaon his rev.l estate was nearly doubled In value by the boom dun to the plans for the Pennsylvania Rallroad'6 terminal In the section where he had the largest holdings. At the time of his death Adams etlll owned the following prop- Ko. 397 East 63d street. No. 9 James Sllpp, No. 220 West Bth street. No. 2ns West 30th street. No. o4 West list street. No. 413 Kast S4th street. No. m East tttb street. No. 117 East S.th street. No. 30. West S7th street. No. 108 West 44th street. No. 640 Eighth avenue. No. 830 Eighth avenue, No. 8,0 . Eighth avenue. No. S« Eleventh avenue. No. 10. West 4Sth rtrest No. 269 We«t £2<l street. No. 4fi3 West fUth street. No. 464 Amsterdam avenue. No 43 Bowery. No. JtCl Lexington avenue. No 877 Se-ona avenue*. No. U« Second avenue. No. 24&9 hecon.l avenue. No 71» Third avenue. No. 042 Sev nt i ave nu*\ No. 373 Seventh avenue and No. nJs) Kighth aX Adem« also owned the King estate J>*"°P«:«>' l Pnterson. N. J.. for which h« paid about JJUO/00. His Investments In Mexico mining properties are of unknown value at present. XEW DISTRICTS STAND. Court of Appeals Dismisses All Ex cept Monroe County Case. Albany, Oct. I.— The Court of AppealH. In a de cision anded down this afternoon, sustains, for all practical purposes, the constitutionality of the r«> apportlon'ment <>f lrgls-lative districts made by the Legislature last spring on tho basis of the decen nial enumeration of IMB. The court dismisses with out costs all of the appeals except the Monroe Count y cape. In which the judgment of the lower courts' sustaining the reapportionment statute is I ufhr:. ■ CONGRESSMAN DWIGHT EENOMINATED Accused by Assemblyman Rogers of Bad Faith in Speakership Contest. [By T^iewraph to Tb« Tribune.] Blnghamton. N. V.. Oct. I.— The Republican Con press vention was beid here to-day, and John w. Dwlght was renomlnated by a vote of 18 to 7. tho liroome County delegates voting solidly for Assemblyman James T. Rogers. In response to < a.lln for a speech. Ansemblyman Rogers took the BOOT and charged bud faith on the part of <'(injjrenKman Dwlght In relation to the Bpeake.rship contest. This Congressman Dwight in a bj rlte,i speech denied, declaring that Mr. Hogers's overthrow had been Inevitable. The convention waa the most spirited held in this county in years. KINGS CONGRESS CONVENTIONS. The Republicans of Kings County will hold con ventions to-night for the selection of Congress can didates. It Is sipeftsd that lour of tho clx Brook lyn Congressmen wlll be nominated. Theno are C. T. DunwelL from the 3d < "ongress District; C v. Law, from the 4th. G. E. Waldo, from the 6th, and W. M. "alder, from the Cth. In the other two dis tricts committees will probably be appointed to se lect candidates. COLONEL HIGGINSON BOLTS MORAN. [By Tdas*apt) "■ Tbt TlUm— J Boston, Oct l Oolonel Thomas Wentworth Uig glns'jn has boltod ths Dssnocrslte p*rty. H.i repre fentf.l by District Attornej' Monui and W. K. llssisi DEADLOCK IN SENATE CONVENTION. By Tel#-n;r>ti>h. to TJ-.o Trlbun*. 1 Uocfcj N. v. Oct. I.— Th« Bepuhliraw Bsnsts Convention foi the 7th District met here this attsmoon. 'i> to 6 o'clock forty yen ballots were cast, with seven for Senator L/Hommedleu of OrieajiH and Beven for B. P. **rancbot of Ni agara. Adjournment waa taken until 11 o'clock. "BUFFALO BILL" BACK FROM EUROPE. fnlonnl tVlillam K. Cody (Buffalo Bill). ac companied by Major John M Durke and sixty Sioux Indian* of the Wild West fihow, arrlvod lajst night on the J.« ht*r lln«r Zealand- after four yoaxi In Euxop*. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2. 190& MR, TAFT WINS CUBANS. <ontinued from flr»» PM» the necessity of .hanging your form of gov ernment at all? The theory of popular go\ ernment in that every class shall exercise a de cided political Influence, but It seems to me that your ideals have been too high. An Ideal so nign that it Is beyond the reach of realization is not very useful. Boartng too high is dangerous, and the higher you get the more disastrous the falL The hope" of this country is »" its youths While Ido not want to Jar or make un comfortable those youths who are entering active life. I must speak the truth. There ar« one or two traditions still persisting in this civ ilization The first of them Is that the learned professions are the only pursuits worthy th* graduates of this university. This is a great mistake. University education Is not an ob stacle to success in commercial life. lam afraid that young Cubans are not sufficiently Infused with that mercantile spirit of which we h;iv. too much In th«» United States. What you n ■-i is the desire to make money, to found greal • terests and carry on the country's prosperity, ;i!id young Cubans, or rather most >f them, ought to i.egin in business. There would he no trouble in forcing yourselves ahead In 'lie next generation, so that the banks, commercial houses ami shipping interests ot Cuba would be In Cuban hands instead of in the hands of for eigners. You must have foreign capital, and the debt of gratitude this country owes that greal man, Estrada Palma, Is that he realized more than other Cubans the necessity of bringing in cap ital and convincing the world of the conserva tive character of your government in order that foreign capitalists might depend on its security. Hut the right of property and the motive of ae cumulatlon are the bases of all modern success nnd civilization, and until you have a community of political Influence and control which Is affect ed by the conservative influences of property ownership successful popular government is Im possible. Therefore. I urge the recipients of these di plomas, if they have Cuban estates, to devote themselves to the betterment of these estates and that others enter commercial pursuits, so that, when twenty-five years hence a sympa thetic stranger comes here, he may not find a political class, a commercial class nnd th»> sci ences and professions all divided, so that you do not lack the benefit of a mixture of all to form that combination without which a successful republic Is absolutely Impossible. Nobody ever achieved a high Ideal without falling two or three times, and failures must h« made vehicles to success. Kach failure ought to teach avoidance of that particular danger. "When everything goes smoothly and you seem on the. high road to success then is the most dangerous time. When humbled by the lessons of disap pointment you are in a proper spirit to win eucces3. Viva the Republic of Cuba. At the conclusion of the Governor's speech scores of prominent men and women crowded about him, demonstrating their sympathy with hli» work and anxious to shake hands with him. The men were particularly enthusiastic over the Governor's statement that the Tnlted States was only here to help Cuba, As the Governor and his ptrty were leaving tho university the students and others crowded about Mr. Taffs automobile, cheering for Presi dent Roosevelt. Governor Taft. the United States and Cuba. Mr. Taft and his party were th<Mi driven to the American Legation. Governor Taft's actions to-day have gene far to win him a warm place in the hearts of tha people whoso destinies have been placed in his hands. He and Mr. Bacon have sent cable mes sages to their wives to join them here, a step which will cement the affection between tho Cuban people and the American provisional ad ministration. Another act of Governor Taft's Is warmly commended as Illustrative of hla con sideration for the humbler classes. Learning that many poor families occupying: the tempo rarily unused barracks at Camp Columbia wen about to be summarily evicted by order of the Cuban authorities to prepare for the occupation of the quarters by the brigade of marines, Gov ernor Taft directed that these people remain undisturbed In thtir homes for a period of fifteen days. In the mean while a part of the marines ■will remain under canvas. The order of eviction had been issued In the name of the Provisional Governor. Hearing of the plight of the present tenants of the barracks. Governor Taft wont to Camp Columbia In an automobile, explained that he had not been aware of the conditions, and rescinded the order. He left the camp amid cheers and warm expressions of gratitude from the people. These evidences of American goo.l will have earned such general favorable com ment that the landing of the battalion of marines w'Mrh will constitute, the garrison here caused hardly Jt ripple of excitement Jose J. IConteagUdo and Carlos Hernandez, members of the disarmament commission, left here to-night to receive arms from the rebels at Santa Clara. Sagua la Grande, Esperanza, Cruces, Cienfuegos and other points In the centre of the Island The laying down of arms by the, rebels in the vicinity of Havana will begin to morrow. Ahen the men will be entrained for their homes. SAXTIAGO'S ESCAPE Arrival of the Dcs Moines Prevents Attack by Rebels. Santiago de Cuba, Oct. I.— The arrival here this afternoon of the American cruiser I>e.s Moines relieved a serious situation. Fully four thousand armed revolutionists were, encircling the . ity within three miles. They were undisci plined, badly organized, without shelter and hungry. There had been constant rains, discon tent was rife, and they were threatening to raid the city. The government forces concentrated Inside Santiago were not sufficient to drive the besiegers away. All official Cuban flags had been lowered when the Dcs Molnes entered the harbor. Commander Culver says he has no Instructions to change the present government, and that his mission here Is polely for the preservation of order. Demetrio Castillo 1b expected here to-night. He will at once, the work of disarming the revolu tionists. With the exception of taking cattK horses and provisions, there has been no out lawry Cmmander Culvor win not land his marines unless such action becomes necessary. MARINES SENT ASHORE. Brigade Quartered at Camp Colum bia — The Kentucky Saih. Havana, Oct. I.— Seven hundred and fifty ma rines, commanded by Major Wendell C. N'evill«. were landed at 8 o'clock this morning from the United States warships Kentucky, Indiana and Minneapolis, and went by trolley cars to Camp Columbia. Thero was no demonstration of any kind. All the marines were landed within two hours from Starting the operation, which was carried out with great precision. Tent supplies and gen eral equipment were taken ashore with each de tachment. Several field guns were also landed. All the landings were made at the new wharf of the Havana Central Electrio Railway. The marines alighted east of Camp Columbia and marched to the western barracks, the east ern part of the encampment being occupied i.v Cuban troops. The barracks have been cleaned and repaired. Three carloads of rations were taken to the camp. The men were In good spirits and rlad to escape from the crowded con ditions on board chip. A decree granting amnesty to all Insurgents will proDsbl) be issued by Governor Taft to morrow. 1 The dapartur* o£ Beflor WkUna from Havana has h—xx postponsd until to-morrow. Oorarnor John Jameson Tlir *** •-. Whiskey No Pure l-'ood Laws would be necessary if all products were like it. Taft offered him a warship to convey him to Mttraiai or elsewhere, but the ex-Prfsiil»r.t courteously declined U> travel in that manner. It is known thai Raima's family are not willing to crosr the Island until th»- jiariflcation has bo priin. bui they are no l nger apprehensive of an n:'ju k Hi the ex-1 resident The battleship Kentucky left Havana at 1 >< k this afternoon fot M.Uanzi*,. having on board Governor Lmcuona of Matanzas. Mutan /.i.- prw ii. c is quiet, and the sailing of the Kentucky is due to the crowded condition of the harbor here, thp American authorities desiring to give commercial vessels their roll and usual anchorage facilities. Lois Marx, manager of the tobacco combina tion .; agricultural operations, said to-day: The revolution actually has had no effect upon the tobacco industry, because it was stopped b> ample time to permit of planting the seed b«Kls. and thf re is no reason now for expecting crop conditions other than normal. Seeding wiiv, he pin as soon as the weather is favorable, mid there will no doubt be plenty of labor to culti vate and gather the tobacco. MODERATES SOT PLEASED Manifesto Issued Attacking Atti tude of the Mediators. Havana. Oct. 1. — The executive committee of the Moderate party has issued a manifesto strongly inferring that the American commis sion is to blame for Intervention. It sum marizes the attitude of the party, eulogizes ex- Presideni Palma, reiterates the legality of the last elections and denies all responsibility for th»> revolution and the results thereof. The manifesto asserts that the bases presented by President Roosevelt's commissioners were prac tically the same as those submitted by the lib erals. In Justification of their action In deserting Congress the Moderate leaden say that inter vention was then already an accomplished fact. They object to the intimation of the American commissioners that tho iPt<-ntion of the Presi dency by Peftor Palma was the only possible so lution to bring ahout a result other than Inter vention, and they say. furthermore, that they were not able to attend a Congress whose powers had been declared Illegitimate. The document says also that the American commissioners in order to back their erroneous interpretation of the situation sent a letter to the Speaker of the House laying down certain positive conditions as essential for the person eligible to the Presidency. The Moderate party could not act without liberty of action, and It therefore resolved not to return to Congress. In conclusion thf> manifesto snys the party will al ways sustain social order and those same prin ciples which will eventually restore to Cuba the Integrity of her institutions. General Machado. of Santa Clara, has issued a circular urging all patriotic Cubans In the field to lay down their arms, return to their homes, protect life and property from the wandering marauders infesting Santa Clara province, and to molest no one who has served the govern ment. Governor Taft has sent a letter to Governor Aleman of Santa Clara province, urging him not to resign and saying his assistance in this crisis Is needed, especially in the matter of dis charging the militia, as Governor Aleman has much to do with the organization of this body. Governor Taft explained the attitude of the provisional government In regard to the ques tion raised by some militiamen recently enlisted In Santa Clara province, namely, that if dis charged now they should be paid up to a later date. He said these men would be paid to some specified time, for example. October 15. which would give them three weeks' pay from the date of their enlistment. The first anti-American demonstration 0.- curred in Havana this evening .-it 7 o'clock, when 100 academy students and ether youths strag gled through some of the downtown streets shouting "Viva The Cuban Republic!" "Down with American control!" This demonstration was not treated seriously. Colonel IJttMrn W. T. Waller arrived here to-day and assumed command of the marines. TO CARET TROOPS. Vessels Already Secured by the Government. Washington. Oct. I.— Quartermaster General Hum phreys has just secured the British steamer Marion, now at Philadelphia, capacity 10.000 load tons and 830 troops, as a transport in place of the Missouri, which the United States S?»>*-1 Corporation refused to lease u« ai army transport. The Marlon is or dered to report Immediately at Newport News. Va. Philadelphia. Oct. The United Fruit Company. Which employs a fleet of steamships between the United States and the West Indies, has received ord«rs to turn over to the federal government the steamers Admiral Farragut, Admiral Bchley and Admiral Sampson for use in transporting troops to Cuba. The Admiral Farragut is in port here, the Admiral Samp.**>n is at Boston and the Admiral Schley is» at New York. Tiir- vessels will probably be turned over to th»- government to-morrow. The Bteamera are owned by tb« American Mall Steam ship Company, of No. 100 Broadway, Xt?w York. Boston. Oct. —At the ofltoe of th* United Fruit Company here it was stated that the Admiral Samp son, drafted by the government for transport pur poses, would sail for New York tO-nlght. Tl S steam er will be iitt»-<t out to meet the requirements of ttio government. She can carry 330 men and 43 officers Th» officers and crew now employed on the steam ship will be retained while the ship la beine used by the government. The Admiral Sampson and the oth-»r fruit Bteamera now called for by the govern ment are of recent construction, and were built with a view to being used as transports in emer gency. The Admiral Farragut, the Admiral Sampson nn.l the Admiral Bchley are sister ships, each capable of carrying 350 soldlerH. They are of the same size — 1 S".". tons net. 2Su f*et long. 36.1 feet wide and 22.7 l>et deei>. THE BEST COURSE FOR CUBA. British Official View of America's Action- Hints of Annexation. London. Oct. I.— "lt la the best thing that could have happened t« Cuba." is the opinion of tlie Foreign Office here as »>\itr»-*s.-d to-day aftor full consideration of American action. The For eign »f»lc(*. thus far. has not received any official communication regarding the changed conditions In tho Island, but the olMcials evidently anticipate thut the Intervention of the United States will lead to the annexation of Cuba. It Is pointed out llmt the Inland must have stable government, so that property may be adequately protected, and that the American course was inevitable, though possibly prejudicial to some Urltish ship ping Interests. The new Brlttsh Minister to Cuba. A. C. Grant Duff, recently secretary of the British Legation at Brussels, who wuu about to jjtart (Of his post, has postponed hitt departure pandlnff an omciiil communication from the Hrltish Ambassador at WMhlutfton. blr Mortimer Duxand. W&J.SLOANE Before the invention of the "Invisible" Stair Rod there was no other course open than to use tacks, or the now almost obso lete visible stair rods. But today it is not necessary to use these methods of fastening, when the "Invisible" Stair Rod is such a vast improvement, so simply attached and so inexpensive. This device takes a firm hold on the under side of the Carpet, but does not injure it in the least. It can be used with equal facility on stairs of wood, iron or stone, irrespective of width. Broadway & Nineteenth Street ! Outside — Fall overcoats of this season's; make, with their fitted hacks and deep centre vents are quite different from last Fall's vintage. "But the insides of • the cloths and coats are of the same all-wool and silk fabrics we've always used. $16 to $38. Rogers, Peet & Company. Three Broadway Store*. 258 842 1280 at at st Warren »t- 13th •: 32nd • " SUMXER HEADY TO SHE. First United States Troops to Start for Cuba Early To-dmj. After waiting with full steam up to take to Cuba the first United States troops that will be landed, the departure of the transport Sumner from Brooklyn was delayed last night until early this morning. The delay was caused by the late arrival of the two battalions of infantry of the Fifth Brigade from Plattsburg. N. Y. The two battalions, numbering 7>~A> men. left Plattsburg early yesterday morning, and were expected In time to allow the Sumner to sail about G o'clock last evening. The first train on the West Shor*» bearing the troops did nrjt arrive at TVeehawken until nearly !> o'clock. The second train arrived about an hour later. As soon as the train arrived the men were marched on board the transport which was waiting to take them to Brooklyn, where they boarded the Sumner. lying at Pier 24. Colonel W. T. Cowies commanded the troops, who looked in fine condition after their long n.arch from Camp Roosevelt at Mount Gretna. Perm.. to I'lattsburg. They appeared rather pleased over the sudden change of scenery which they will experience. Four companies of engineers arrived over the Pennsylvania Railroad from "Washington in the afternoon and boarded the Sumner. The en gineers numbered 340 men. The Sumner, which \\ ill sail directly for Ha vana. is In eharg.- of Lieutenant R. k. Spiller, of the 26th Infantry, as transport quartermaster. She Is due at Havana on Saturday. Rations for fifteen days have bt*«?n taken on board the Sum ner, with a miscellaneous eurgo for the Quarter master's department at Havana. The officials of the Panama Railroad Steam ship Line were Informed yesterday that the gov ernment will require the use of the company's steamer Panama t.. transport troop* to Cuba. The Panama arrived yesterday from the Isthmus, and is scheduled to sail again from this port next Saturday. She will sail on that day with h r usual cargo and probably stop at Newport News to take on troops. CUR AS JUST A (LOSES. Big Hush from This City to Havana — Steamship Crowded. The Cuban revolutionary Junta In this city, after about a month and a half of existence, ended its official career yesterday. Colonel i'harl«» M. Ajsulrre. head of the, Junta, whose extraordlnary activltiea here on behalf of the revolution have mods him the most talked of Cuban in th»* raited States, was busy yestsrdoy packing up. preparatory to sailing next Saturday for Havana. The exodus of Cubans from this city on the steamer Mexico will probably be unequalled. The Ward Line office has been overwhelmed with »tp plications for passage, and many will be d'pup polnted. for the capacity of the Mexico h:is already been reached. Many ol those anxious to return im mediately to Cuba expected to sail on the nteamer scheduled to leave this port on Thursday. This ves sel, however, has b*en retained as a transport by the United States government. Some of those who will sail on trie gfssliu be sides Colonel Ajfulrre are Senator Salv.-xdorr Cb> r.erou y Uetancourt. Marquis de Santa Lucia. Coo gressman Agustln Cruz and Dr. Ernesto Fernan dez, a lawyer of Havana. w..0 was also a revolu tionary sympathizer. Colonel Agulrre gave some post-revolution Infor mation yesterday on matters that have been here tofore kept secret by the Junta. ••It is all over now." said the eolOMl ThOSjsi t.. thf diplomacy of ret.iry Taft. neau is re stored, so l don't mind telling som«? thir.Ks we did." The ex-delegate then told of th» purchane in Kuk Ituid by the lunta of 5.00»> MauMr rifles and half a million cartridge, ai.-i revealeu an intereMlriK se cret of th« method employed 10 get th»> shipment la < ULIM Tbs arms and ammunition were cameil by a tJrltiah steamer to a point iir-nr i'a^ Henry. There th« Uritlsli vessel was met by a small Cuban Bteamer that came from Matanza'*. Prot*i from the aea and from observation by the Virginia cape*, there waa a quick shift of the cargo, ana th« Cuban ahtp. which was the property ot a Liberal sup jH»rler of th« revolution, proceeded Is the BSttih coast of the lil.nul, where the contraband muni- ions were safely l.inded. Thers was anothm l>t of rifles i>fhl r»rtrtb£*9 on enter when bostlUtu i were <»e*i»re<i oli. The junta, altbousta t vet run with apyttoants (or commissions in th« i*bel army, sent sol] i\vo Americans to Cuba during the uprising. These two m*n. Young and ■ art«r by name, served In th* ▲m«ric*a ana/ la th« FhUli>i>lfie*> They w«r* a«ut Inside— i There*s the secret of *Two-« Boa | Shoe" comfort. The size smaller upper than tha lower part would regularly take," keeps the low-instepped man's foot from crowding down. But outside it's just a vici kfd walking shoe. $5. Rogers. Peet & Com? ant. Three Broadway Stores. 258 842 1200 opposite near apposite City Hal!. Union Square. Greeley Square i ...... MORGAN'S MINERAL WATERS AI.E KF.rr BY \LX. FTRST- L.\«.S PEAI.ERi. Artlflrlal Vlcbr. t irl.hxri. Kl««tn «<>n. l.ithlw. Marienbad. rulliia, Prrnion-t. Iron Water. S*ltie% Carbonic. *c. In Hyphens or bot tl«a fnr out-«f-tuwn patrons. '. SEND FOR BOOKLET AND PRICE LJST. JOHN MORGAN. 3*3-3*7 \\ tjfb St. Phoca S2S Bryant. L. J. CALLANAIw'S ECLIPSE BRAND PURE VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Nona better lmi)orte*l: »old In f\i:: SSJBJS) plat »r.4 tia«* pint bottl»s. 4t AND 43 VESEY STREET. |EWISe%NGEII The Largest and 3est-Equ:pped Housefurnishing I Warerooms BEST QUALITY ONLY Ev^rythlni; ne<»-ssary for Kitchen. LauaSry, Dlnlns* Rssaa, Library. Pantry. Hall, Bath and Stable. Cutlery. Ossktaf, Utensils. Crockery, China ami Glass Hons^cleanin?; Articles. Our Refrigerators Are the- Perfection of Cleanliness. Efficiency and Economy: -r« •*C_ij ♦• our utandard for • [he r.ddy qunrter or a renrary. The "Premier" «ia*»tineA Order* by mat! recelrs prompt «r..! BBJSjSj ar?^atW»«. 130 and 13- We^t 42d «ir^r, ami 135 W>at Korty-«r»« St.. >*>«» York. tr» Colonel Asiiirr«>*s home na Havann, where rhey remained until an - pportantty came along to ss out to the rebel c;imi> >' Oeaeral I^olnaz del cas tillo, to wbOHC «taff they became attached. SHIPWRIGHTS STRIKE AHEAD OF TIME >!(!■ Yards Affected — Employers Hiring Men in Other Cities. The threatened general strike of shipwrights) in th.> shipyards of New York and vicinity, fol lowtag demands wsdrli were is go Into sflMI October .">. came off yesterday, a few days ah sad) of time. The demands, which were an tncreass i-. wagJ I from .S" SOafdaj to <t and the Saturday half holiday, were rffti about s week ago hy the employers at a meeting of the New To»H and New Jersey branch of the National Me;al Trades Association, to which nearly all of th« employers b««lonK. <>n the ground that they w«rs exorbitant. The s-rikc order was generally obeyed In th.l different yard* TlMi yar.lsi affected Include th<>*« of the Erie Bsata l»ry I»ock Company. Cran* Dry l>.H-k Company, William Patterson. Scau ler. Paine & Caddsil; Hudson & Langoo. Wllll Gokey & < o. Downtag * Lawrence. .1.-irnea T j;art< n .ii"! Ira Bushey. The eaastoyers have opened bureaus f or hlrl: strike bt«akera in Philadelphia. Boston. Balu ■core aad Norffesl VICHY Prtvcrio GOUT a. l.i INDIGESTION Ath, your fkyaictam. •