The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 16, 1906, Page 2, Image 2

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Taft and Bacon Will Leave
Washington This
. , Afternoon.
Mariettas Men Remain at Cienfuegos
Guarding Sugar Kstates Fun
tton to Command if United
States Intervene.
"WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. Interest In
the Cuban situation was intensified to
niKht by the arrival here of Secretary
Taft who. with Assistant Secretary
Bacon, has been directed by the Presi
dent to proceed to Havana and aid in
the pacitication of the island. Mr. Taft
went at once to the War Department,
where, all the bureau chiefs of his office
discussed matters requiring attention be
fore his departure for Cuba. Mr. Bacon
will probably arrive tomorrow morning'.
Mr. Taft is not certain that he will be
able to Bet away tomorrow afternoon, as
he had intended. He said tonight that
he was engaged In the preparation of a
magazine article, which had to be com
pleted before he left Washington, and
that it might take all tomorrow to get It
Will Sail on Des Moines.
According to the present arrangements,
the ofticial party will proceed to Cuba
aboard the cruiser Des Moines, which
will meet them either at Tampa or Key
West. Mr. Taft said that he had received
no further advices from the President
regarding Cuba.
Mr. Taft will be accompanied by Cap
tain Frank R. McCoy, one of the Presi
dent's military aides, who speaks Spanish
fluently. Frank G. Bockwood also will go
as his private stenographer.
The party should reach Havana Wednes
day morning, September 26. It is believed
Messrs. Taft and Bacon can complete
their investigation in a week after their
arrival. Meanwhile the officials feel con.
tident there will be suspension of "hostili
ties. Taft Consults Generals.
For more than an hour. Secretary Taft
was surrounded by the Chiefs of Bureaus
who would have to do with active pre
parations for the movement of troops in
the event the administration's deciding to
intervene in the Cuban conflict. These
chiefs were General Ainsworth, the Mili
tary Secretary; General Bell, Chief of
StafT; General Crozier, Chief of Ord
nance, and General Davis, Judge-Advocate
General. None of these officers
would admit that he had discussed the
quest of moving troops or preparations
for hostilities, but it was pointed out
that the gathering offered an excellent
opportunity for an exchange of ideas be
tween those who would shape the policy
of the Department in the event of in
tervention, should that extreme move be
determined upon.
Admiral Converse, the acting Secretary
of the Navy, did not meet with Mr. Taft
tonight, although early in the evening It
was announced that he probably would
be at the Department. Neither was any
member of the military Intelligence
bureau called into the conference.
At midnight, after the Secretary had
concluded his conferences with the
Bureau Chiefs, he announced that he ex
pected to be able, to leave tomorrow at
3.43 o'clock, according to his original plan.
Mariettta's. Men Guard Plantation.
A cable dis"patch was received from
Cienfuegos today announcing the arrival
of the Marietta at that place yesterday.
Later in the day a dispatch from Com
mander Fulham, of the Marietta stated
that a force had been landed from that
ship at Cienfuegos to protect sugar plan
tations which were threatened. A tele
gram also was received today from Mr.
Atkins, of the Constancla estate, near
Cienfuegos. announcing that Insurgents
raided Solldas yesterday, taking horses.
He says his Information does not confirm
press dispatches as to the destruction of
bugar plantations.
From dispatches received today from
Mr. Sleeper, Charge of the American Le
gation at Havana, it appears that the
extent of damage to American property
near Cienfuegos had been exaggerates.
The report that the Huatey estate has
been destroyed js contradicted, and he
has not been able to confirm the report
that the Constancla estate buildings have
been burned. It is also said the buildings
on the Hormiguerra estate were not
burned by the insurgents.
Not Ordered Back to Ship.
No orders have so far been dispatched
for the Marietta's men to return to the
ship from Cienfuegos. and, as they are
engaged in protecting American property
solely, and their status thereby differs
materially from the force originally land
ed at Havana from the Denver, it is be
lieved they will be allowed to remain on
Shore for the present.
A dispatch from American Consul Hol
laday at Santiago de Cuba says that, so
far as he can learn, .there has been no ac
tual warfare in Santiago Province, but
hat it is reported that 600 men are under
Special Precautions at the Custom-
Houses to Prevent Arms Exports.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. That the United
States Government purposes to scrutinize
closely all shipments of firearms, ammu
nition and munitions of war from this
port to West Indian, Mexican, Central
American and South American ports, pri
marily to prevent filibustering for the
Cuban insurgents and to Insure compli
ance with existing neutrality laws, be-,
came evident yesterday, when a special
order on the matter was issued by Ne
vada N. Stranahan, Collector at the Port
of New York.
The order precludes any clearances from
this date to vessels bound for ports Buch
as have been mentioned until full mani
fests shall have been filed with the col
lectors or until the captains or agents of
such vessels have taken oaths whether
arms are on board their vessels. The or
der. it is explained by the customs off!
cials, is not intended to prevent all ship
ments or war supplies to the ports cited
but It Is Intended to prevent consign
ments of them to Irresponsible parties
who might use them against their respec
tive governments.
Cruiser Cleveland Sails.
NORFOLK, Va.. Sept. 15. The cruiser
Cleveland sailed from Norfolk today for
Havana, but will stop at Key West for
further Instructions. She carries an addi
tional 100 marines to be transferred to the
Denver. The Tacoma will leave Norfolk
Marines Rushed to Norfolk.-
OflCTfiV fipnt IS OMn fitr a rta
tachment of 100 marines to proceed at
once to Norfolk, Va., were received to
rtay at the Charlestown Navy-Yard.
Upon arrival at Norfolk, it was ar
ranged to embark upon a United States
cruiser bound or Cuba. It was planned
to send the men away on an afternoon
The new battleship New Jersey, which
came here a few days ago for repairs, has
received rush orders to proceed south
ward. She will coal at once. .
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Sept. 5. A de
taohment of 86 marines left the Ports
mouth Navy-Yard under hurry orders
today on their way to Norfolk, Va.,
where they will embark on one of the
cruisers, which is under orders to sail
for Cuba next Monday night.
May Aid in Mediation and Command
if America Intervenes.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. (Special.)
"Fighting Fred" funston, now Brigadier
General, who won his spurs In Cuba and
the Philippines, is on his way here to
night from Tacoma under hurry orders to
Join Secretary of War Taft and Assistant
Secretary of State Bacon in Cuba. It was
learned that during last' night's confer
ence at Oyster Bay the discussion turned
upon the question of who should com
mand in Cuba in case of armed Interven
tion. Funston, who captured Agulnaldo,
was the favorite.
While it is said no positive selection
was made it was decided to summon
Funston to begin a campaign of concilia
tion. His long service in Cuba and his
wide and strong personal friendship with
the patriots In the Palma government and
with the insurrectionary leaders, com
bined with his dash and daring, his
knowledge of guerrila warfare and his
familiarity with the Spanish language and
customs, were deemed to fit him as one
of th. trio.
Moody Hopes Intervention in Cuba
Can Be Avoided.
BOSTON, Sept. 15. Attorney-General
William H. Moody, who was here today,
said, with reference to the Cuban situa
'I hope sincerely that they wUl bring
order without the United States inter
vening. If we went there a second time.
we would not be able to get away In a
Mr. Moody was asked whether he could
Imagine a situation two years hence in
which President Roosevelt woum be com
pelled to run again.
"I can Imagine such a situation, but
still I hope most earnestly that it will
not occur. I have aosoiuta connaence in
his sincerity that he does not desire an
other nomination."
Battleships Louisiana and Virginia
Off to Unknown Destination.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Sept. 15. Under
orders received from the Navy Depart
ment at Washington, the -first-class
battleships Louisiana and Virginia
sailed today. The destination of the
vessels could not be learned here.
Marines Ordered From Annapolis.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Sept. 15. In ac
cordance with orders received at the
Naval Academy marine barracks, 72
marines will leave for League Island,
Philadelphia, tomorrow, and it is ex
pected they will sail thence on Mon
day for Cuba.
Unknown Private Fires Birdshot
Into Group Ahead.
GRUNDY CENTER, la., Sept. 15. In a
sham battle between the Grundy Center
Veterans and the National Guard Com
pany, of Vinton, at the County Fair here,
a loaded shell was fired directly into a
group of soldiers. Captain Whipple, of
the militia, was struck in the face and
hands and Private Andrew Brewer, in the
chest, with a heavy load of bird shot.
Two other privates were slightly wounded.
The officers say the shooting was done
by a private of the company, but are
unable to explain the presence of the
loaded shell'. On the other hand, it is
rumored that there is much jealousy in
the company's ranks and that the shoot
ing had been threatened. No arrests have
been made.
Society Man Dies a Convict.
CANYON CITY, Colo.. Sept. 15. Her
bert F. Mellen, once a prominent society
man, but for several years a
prisoner in the state penitentiary here,
serving sentence for embezzlement of the
funds of the International Trust Com
pany, of Denver, died last night after a
lingering illness. While in the peniten
tiary Mellen was a model prisoner and
was employed as bookkeeper to the dep
uty warden. The remains will be sent
to Boston for interment.
Hired by H. Clay Pierce for
Work in Tennessee.
While Thus Employed Is Given
Charge of John P. Gruet, Who
Now Is Suing for $S5,
000 Back Salary.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15. The hearing of
witnesses in the suit of John P. Gruet,
former secretary of the. Waters-Pierce
Oil Company, against H. Clay Pierce,
chairman of the board of directors, for
$25,000. which Gruet claims due him as
back salary, was continued today until
next week in order to secure additional
On the witness stand Mr. Pierce testi
fied that he had obtained Gruet from the
Standard Oil" offices in New York over
18 years ago and that Gruet had ren-
dered the Waters-Pierce Company valu
able services during a long term of years.
In February, 1905, Gruet was dropped
from the company and later appealed for
re-employment. He was given a clerical
position with the Pierce Investment Com
pany. '
"Immediately after Mr. Gruet's em
ployment, effective April 1, 1905," said
Mr. Pierce, "he came to see me in New
York. I told him that the affairs of the
Tennessee Central Railway Company, of
the Tennessee Construction Company, of
the Briar Hill Collieries and the Cumber
land Coal Company required Investiga
tion, and that as I had placed my in
terests in these matters in the hands of
Senator Bailey, of Texas, with power of
attorney for me to handle them- as he
saw fit, I wished Mr. Gruet to place him
self at the disposal of Senator Bailey and
make such investigation into the inter
ests mentioned as Senator Bailey de
sired. Gets His Orders From Bailey.
"Mr. Gruet readily assented to my Bug
gestion and returned to SL Louis within
a day or two,' where he met Senator
Bailey and received instructions from him
in regard to the investigation which the
latter desired made at Nashville, Tenn.
which was the headquarters for all these
companies. Mr. Gruet went over to
Nashville under instructions from Sena
tor Bailey and remained there some time.
"He returned to St. Louis and was
elected by Senator Bailey, who had
H. Clay Pierce, Chairman of Water
rierce Oil Company, Who Testified
- hi Suit of Missouri Against Oil Mo
nopoly. charge of these companies, president of
the Briar Hill Collieries Company, and I
am not sure, but I think he was made a
director and president, and I think he
was given some official position In con
nection with the Cumberland Coal Com
pany and also the Tennessee Construc
tion Company. He became auditor of ad
justment and accounts of these proper
ties under Senator Bailey all of this time
and continued In that capacity practically
up to the end of Gruet's employment by
the fierce Investment Trust Company.
Pierce went on to explain that Gruet
put in several months at Nashville mak
ing investigations under the direction of
Senator Bailey and then went to New
York to make a report to Mr. Pierce.
Mr. Pierce continued: "Senator Bailey
expressed the opinion that Gruet's ex
aminations at Nashville had been without
value; that he had simply copied the ac
counts, instead of Investigating and
checking them up as he was sent to do,
and that the reports were of no value.
He bad simply repeated the statements
he had copied from the books, and the
work of subsequent auditors put upon
the work proved that Senator Bailey's
impressions were correct and that Gruet
had simply gone to Nashville and copied
the books."
On cross-examination Pierce estimated
his own interests in the properties at
13, 000,000.
Several Caught at Maneuvers, but
Had No Chance to Kill. Sent IS Taurine th Inst
A,,- n l.' m rn.r-r.T- William', Vlnif tn Si-
lesia for the maneuvers several anar
chists were arrested at Bresiau ana in
this city, but despite statements to the
n,,KllaliaH in tViA T T1 1 tf-H Ktatpg
it is categorically denied officially that
any of tnese attempted me me 01 mo
Hungarians Honor Washington.
-DTTT-k TlTOT AaM 1 r. Tll f- rrV in tZ
out of the official programme of the un
veiling of tne wasnington siaiue ut-gaii
today. Hungarian Americans assembled
thi., mnnino- in th KmiArp. of the Na
tional .Museum and marched to the monu
ments of the Magyar, i-eioiy ana uio
1 1 .. .1 AniD nt thn Vamrnr Fa.therla.nd.
Szchenyl, and placed wreaths upon
them and later visited the monument of
St. Stephen. This afternoon flowers were
placed on Kossutn s tomD.
Japan Will Raise New Iioan.
.rT.mT,Ti T-r il Qant IE Vfr. Tfl -
VXL-IUAIA, I- -r J - v
kahashi, vice-governor of the Bank of
Japan, is expected to arrive here to
morrow or Monday on his way to New
i 1 T nnnn rt nPOTitlate fl Tl O t fiT
foreign loan for the Japanese govern
ment, wnicn owes ura
. m 1 j.v.tB 1 mi enn finn the
total foreign debt being over $571,000,-
000. Mr. xaKanasni saia m . -
rlA with Jacob
laiiKcuicu. -- ... ..
Schiff or E. H. Harriman, but that
both had promisea 10 bbsioi iu imm
the loan when the time came.
Mnst Soon Reduce Armaments.
'Istwwi-'ASTT.'E-ON-TYNE. Sept. 15.
rr- a nnfirpnnn ftf the commanders of
the local volunteers this afternoon
War Secretary Haldane said ne De
lieved the time was nearer than moat
people thought when the work of com
pelling a reduction of the crushing
burden of armaments would be under-
Sicilians Flee to Tents and Caves.
Tl t I T7-T A 11 Cant 15 Thfl nPAnlfl Of
Sicily are still in a condition of panic
Ki.i.a)i.a ft thA P9Tthnilflkfl ShOCkS
which have been occurring here for
four days, xney continue 10 camp iu
the open and many have taken refuge
In -nvefe. Whole towns and villages
have been deserted.
American Bank in Berlin.
TJTPTJT.TTC Son IS Vrnt Thji 1 mrt nn of
Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co., has re
turned to continue the arrangements for
th Mtanilahmpnt ftf the new banklntr in
stitution entitled the Amerlka Bank,
which is being organized under the aus
pices of the Darmstadter Bank.
Anarchists Trapped at Marseilles.
"M A Tt sstittt .T.RS. Sent. 15. Six Italian
or Spanish anarchists' were arrested
here today. They had recently arrived
from Montpelier and Barcelona. It is
supposed they intended an outrage on
President Failleres, who arrived toaay
to attend "the Marseilles Colonial Ex
position. Ecuador to Borrow. $27,000,000.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Sept. 15.
The trovernment of Ecuador has signed
an undertaking for a loan of $27,000,-
000, payable in bonds In 50 years with
interest at 5 per cent with the "French
Finance Corporation of America," of
Paris and New York.
(Continued From Face 1.)'
tion was unusually difficult. In forging
notes three kinds of ink were used-
blue purple and red to further baffle
detection and divert suspicion. I was
struck by the free use of purple Ink and
secured a sample from the bank and had
it analyzed. It was found to be an ideal
forger's ink. It responds sensitively to
reagents, such as chloride and acetic
acid. While having all the advantages of
an excellent writing fluid, It could easily
be erased by the use of proper chemi
Reward of a Scientist.
"Hering evidently had discovered the
right reagents. When the pen was
touched to the damp paper, little fibers,
invisible to the forger, absorbed the ink
and although the forged letters look
smooth and clear, yet under the glass
the lines of the writing show blurred
revealing the forgery as clearly as if it
had been witnessed by a thousand eyes,
Had the forger waited uptil the paper
dried and taken a heated iron and bur
nished the scarred surface, where the
honest writing had been, the detection
would have been difficult."
Citizens at Chicago Mass Meeting
Suggest Remedy- Against Failures.
CHICAGO, Sept. 15. (Special.) About
800 person attended the mass-meeting,
given under the auspices of the North
Side Turngermelnde tonight to, further
publlo Interest in postal savings banks.
The meeting was addressed by Mayor
Dunne, Congressman Boutelle. ex-3enator
W'illiam Mason, Hon. Julius Goldlzer and
others. Most of the speeches were in
favor of Government control of the peo
ple's savings, and after the speakers had
finished resolutions were adopted pro
nouncing custody of the people's savings
by the Government Itself the true rem
edy against the Insecurity of private in
stltutions, and urging upon Congress and
upon Chicago representatives in that
body the speedy enactment of proper
laws for that purpose.
Independence Day Dawn Ushers In
No Trouble.
MEXICO CITY, Sept.. 15. The holiday
celebrations opened today with no sign of
trouble, as has been predicted for sev
eral months past. Today is the birth
day of President Diaz and always ushers
In the celebration of the independence of
Mexico, marking the re-establishment of
the Republic after the defeat of the
French. President Diaz received many
callers at the National Palace, Including
the various members of the Diplomatic
Corps, Army and Navy officers and many
citizens, rne rresiaent is vt years old
and is enjoying excellent health.
The shipments of marble to the United
States In 1905 from the Carrara quarries,
near Leghorn. Italy, amounted to $905,851.
an increua o SiJ.JUU over IWi.
Hodera Hunshutse In Kwang Tung
Carry Machine Cons Piracy Off
Yamaguchif Japan,
VICTORIA. B. C Sept. 15. Accord
ing to advices received today by the
steamer Tremont, Hunghutze brigands
are making more raids in Manchuria,
the latest attack being on the Russian
end of the Manchurian railway. A
railway train was held up between
Harbin and Changchun, the travelers
being robbed and 40 made prisoners,
while six were killed. When Russian
troops arrived they found the corpses
of six passengers lying on the railway
track. In Kwangtung, a lorce oi
Hunghutze with two machine guns at
tacked and wholly annihilated a Jap
anese garrison of 25. The bandits es
caped before a Japanese company sent
in pursuit could locate them.
A piracy is reported from the Jap
anese Coast, off Yamaguchi, where 38
pirates in three -boats attacked a fish
ing boat,, robbed te supercargo of
the money on board, looted the fish
caught and after cutting the rigging,
left the vessel adrift. '
Arrangements have been completed
by the Japanese government for the
visit of Admiral Togo to America and
England next Spring. The voyage will
be made via Cape of Good Hope to
England and afterwards to America.
China's new "Rights Recovery"
campaign is being continued energeti
cally, the latest move being to oust
Japanese Buddhist priests who were
establishing Temples in China and al
leged to be starting political propa
ganda. Japanese priests were being
expelled from several provinces.
Further advices were also received
by the Tremont regarding the pro
posed reforms for China, stating 15
years Is to be occupied in preparations
before the constitution is granted.
The office of Viceroy is to be aban
doned and Viceroys replaced by pre
fects, similar to the Japanese system,
while the present Governors and Tao
tai are to be abolished.
Governors of the Amur region have
been appointed a commission to select
suitable customs' stations for China,
for levying duties on foreign goods on
entering Manchuria from Russian Asia.
Both Japan and Russia have been im
porting large quantities of goods
into Manchuria without paying duty,
while these powers have levied duties
on the goods of other nations passing
their ports to enter Manchuria.
(Continued From Page 1.)
may be able to acquire and keep the sort
of liberty that nourishes in a land of
truth and right. All we ask for is Jus
tice, order and legality."
Rebels Still Threaten Havana.
The revolutionists outside the city have
not yet been dislodged to any extent.
Unofficial stories of General Rodriguez'
fight with them say persistently that Rod
riguez retreated. This the commander
denies absolutely, and he has again taken
the field. This afternoon General Rod
riguez' force and another force composed
of General Boza's volunteers encountered
the revolutionists near El Cano. The
result of this fight is not yet known. '
The United Railways continue to be
badly handicapped by the operations of
the revolutionists, and telegraphic facili
ties eastward are meager. News con
cerning ' the operations in Santa Clara
Province is almost wholly unavailable.
Train Blown tip.
This evening a repair train on the Uni
ted Railways, while proceeding to'Rln
con, 15 miles southwest of Havana, to
repair damages caused by the revolution
lata, to reported to have struck dynamite
on the track near Mazorra and to have
been blown up.
Palma Glad of Taft's Aid Rebels
Want Direct Intervention.
HAVANA. Sept. 15. President Roose
velt's declaration that it is imperative
that hostilities cease and arrange
ments be made to secure the perma
nent pacification of Cuba, is re-rechoed
enthusiastically on all sides. jivery
hniiv is eratlfled at this clear declara
tion and the fact that Secretary Taft
and Acting Secretary of Stale Bacon
are to be sent to render aid to these
ends. A few of the leaders of the Mod
erates are of the opinion that Becre
tary Taft will settle the matter within
one week on some basis of the division
of the offices, etc., but how to get the
rebels to agree to anything which shall
include the retention of President
Palma's administration is a serious co
All speculation up to the present
time leads toward the discussion of
some form of permanent American
control or a guarantee of peace and
order as the only true solution of the
A correspondent of the Associated
Press who has returned from the front
in Pinar del Rio Province, where he
visited both the insurgents and gov
ernment troops, reports that almost all
that region sympathizes with the reb
els, but not to the extent of handing
the reins of government to them. The
almost universal consensus of opinion
throughout the province is for Amer
ican intervention, and it is believed
that the country will never have set
tled conditions in any other way. The
same sentiment prevails among the
rank and file of the government troops
Government officials express pleasure
at the coming of Secretaries Taft and
Bacon to find a peaceful settlement of the
troubles on the Island, but on the point
of how the United States can secure and
assure permanent pacification, they are
- Some of President Palma's political
Don't think you can cure your dyspepsia
In 'any other way than by strengthening
and toning your stomach.
That Is weak and incapable of performing
Its functions, probably because you nave
imposed upon it In one way or another over
and over again.
Yon should take
Hood's Sarsaparilla
It strengthens and tones the stomach,
and permanently cures dyspepsia and all
Stomach troubles. Accept no substitute.
Old Remedy. Hew Form.
Tmrrant' Extract of Onbebs and
CojmUd is
Thm tairirmt quick and thorough cafe for
Konorrhoa, floet, whites etc Easy
to tk eouTenient to carry. Fiitf
year successful use. Price $ a
ington street, Portland, or by mall from the
Tarrant Co.. Hudsoa St 24ew York,
Drinking Water in Septem
ber Apt to Be Impure.
Many ; People Use Pe-ru-na
- to Prevent III Results.
Mr. S. A. Poolittle. 253 East 2nd street, Corning:, N. T, writes:
"I cannot speak too highly of Peruna, as a tonic and catarrh cure in
whatever form, or wherever located.
"I had a great deal of trouble -with my bowels and Peruna cured me.
"My son was very low with catarrh Of the stomach and after doc
toring for seven weeks he was worse than when we began. The doctor
did not seem to understand his case.
"He commenced using Peruna, which helped him right along, and fee
was Boon at work again.
"I have recommended Pernna to several of my friends, who have
been afflicted, and they have been cured."
DURING the month of September the
drinking water, especially of cities,
is apt to be polluted.
To supply water to a large number of
people, rivers and lakes must neces
sarily be drawn upon.
These places become more or less
stagnant during September. Hence the
water is impure.
Tiie result is a prevalence of Typbold
fever and bowel diseases.
The natural and surest remedy is to
change from polluted to pure drinking
This cannot always be done, however.
Many . people are wholly dependent
upon such drinking water as the city
may furnish.
Their system3 are therefore contam
inated with disease germs. Some of the
people so contaminated fall easy prey
to disease. Such people are those who
happen to be in a weakened condition,
or who are suffering from slight ca
tarrhal conditions of the mucous mem
branes of the bowels.
Therefore . it follows that . in cases
where the use of contaminated water
is unavoidable, the next best thing is
to put the system in such a condition
as to resist the action of disease germs.
friends regard President Roosevelt's let
ter and the coming of Secretaries Taft
and Bacon as an indication that Cuban
sovereignty already Is practically at an
end. The consensus of opinion of this
class seems to be that there will be no
Intervention if it is possible to continue
SenOr Palma as President. If this Is
impossible, then intervention by all
President Roosevelt's appeal to the pa
triotism of the Cuban people is not ex
pected to have much effect here, where
the people are so ready to criticize and
even repudiate the established govern
ment. The Associated Press correspond
ent has information that some of the
government ofNclals who are closest to
President Palma privately welcome the
idea, and that the President himself de
sires protection, though not permanent
The only fear among Cuban- business
men today is that the intervention may
be only temporary.'
There is a somewhat marked feeling
of disappointment among the veterans
that intervention is possible or Immi
nent. The veterans, for sentimental
reasons, would regret to see Cuba sac
rifice her sovereignty in even a small
degree. This feeling, however. Is offset
by the universal desire for a permanent
settlement of the trouble and for a gov
ernment which can be relied on to pre
serve peace under all circumstances.
Jose Vlllalon, ex-Secretary of Public
Works and a prominent veteran, declared
today that permanent peace or further
investment of foreign capital In Cuba
were impossible except under an Ameri
can protectorate.
Senator Sangullly, Independent, said:
"President Roosevelt's letter is a nota
ble document. It shows the depth of his
feeling for Cuba in the dual character
of friend and chief of the American Re
public." The general similarity between the
speech delivered by Senor Sanguilly In
the Senate here yesterday and President
Roosevelt's letter has been commented
Disperses Rebels Near Havana and
Repulses Attack on Town.
HAVANA, Sept. 15. Government forces
have won a victory over the rebels at a
point close to Havana. General Rodri
guez, with 400 rural guardsmen, attacked
the rebels under General del Castillo and
Colonels Asbert and Acosta, 1000 strong,
at Wajay, 12 miles south of Havana.
After a stubborn light, the rebels were
dispersed. ESght of their number were
killed and 23 were wounded. Of the
guardsmen, one was kdlled and IS were
General Rodriguez returned to Havana
this morning. There is considerable
speculation as to why the enemy was not
pursued. Heavy lighting Is reported near
El Cano, ten miles southwest of Havana.
No details have yet been received.
A force of rebels yesterday destroyed
stone bridges over a highway near Ca
banas. The commander of the Cespedes,
a coast guard vessel, has been arrested
for negligence in allowing ammunition
for the revolutionists to be landed near
The revolution IsHs attacked the town of
San Domingo, in Santa Clara Province,
at 5 o'clock this morning, but were re
pulsed bj; the garrison of militiamen and
rural guards. One rural guard, two mi
litiamen and three of the revolutionists
were killed. Five rural guards and one
militiaman were wounded. One of the in
surgents who was killed was Colonel Mon
tejo. The government troops captured
two prisoners and 60 horses and are now
In pursuit of the retreating Insurgents. .
Suppression of Revolt Impossible,
and Intervention Needed.
NEW YORK, Sept 15. President Roose
velt's letter to the quarreling Cubans, In
which he called for peace and announced
that he would send Secretaries Taft and
Bacon to Havana at once to Inquire into
conditions, is pleasing to business men
here, whose interests in Cuba had begun
to suffer. The suggestion that he send a
commission to Cubt, it was stated, came
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"President Palma cannot cope with the
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Leader in New York Cables Ad-vlce
to Rebel Chiefs.
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. Immediately on
being informed early this morning that
Secretary Taft and Acting-Secretary
Bacon were going to Cuba, Colonel
Charles M. Agulrre, head of the revolu
tionary junta, sent a cable dispatch to
Havana advising the insurgents to stop
fighting pending the outcome of the mis
sion of Secretary Taft and Assistant Sec
retary Bacon. Colonel Agulrre forwarded
the message to Felipe Romero at Havana,
who had been acting as an intermediary
for General Loyanez del Castello In his
offer of surrender to Commander Colwell.
and who will deliver It to General Zayas,
executive council of the insurrection.
"I am pleased to hear," said Colonel
Agulrre, "that two such responsible men
as Mr. Taft and Mr. Bacon are to In
vestigate the situation right on the
ground. We are ready to do whatever
President Roosevelt might reasonably
Predicts Santiago Revolt.
HAVANA, Sept. 15. Eduardo Chinas, a
prominent resident of Santiago, said to
the Associated Press today:
"The entire province of Santiago will
burst into revolt unless the United States
intervenes Immediately. There must be
a protectorate or there will be no perma
nent peace In Cuba."
Montalvo Angry With Critics.
HAVANA. Sept. 15. 10.30 A. M. (Spe
cial.) After a protracted conference
President Palma with Secretary of
Finance Sterling General Freyre Andrade,
President of the House of Representa
tives and Secretary of War. and Justice
Averilla prevailed on General Montalvo,
Secretary of Public Works and com
mander of the government forces, to re
main in the cabinet and supreme mili
tary command. Owing to criticism of
the work of the army, Montalvo sent In
his resignation, but President Palma re
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