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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 45.
Such it Estimate of Citj Building
Inipector for Structure! Planned
TREMENDOUS INCREASE SHOWN
No City of Equal Population in
Country Showi Better.
MANY CHANGES IN LANDSCAPE
New Court House Will Make Five-Million-Dollar
GREAT SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL CHT
neatness Hoaeee et Test Coatllaeea
RUtif oa Bites Heretofore Give
Over to Weeds, Debris an
Mew buildings to be erected this year
costing OTir 910,000 or ereri
iiMit.. MMnt hmp4 knnu ... -gl .000,000
Bsulu MulTlrtlitlolknM.. 39.000
Brandele theater block. J??'???
Jfew win of alga school 175,000
Aanitwa m v
Swedish Mliur hospital H,0OO
Addiuoa to Xaaf an In-
lUtlM BOX) 00
n.l.. VI -w aehaol....' ftO.OOO
Toreat school . T6.000
Addition to Sacred KMTI mm-
4 Chare of Christ. Sci
rirst Onrnii rresbyterlaa
Kennedy building 40,000
iAltlo ta Crela-htoa Medical
editorial ul HmMlU
room building 40,000
Tntarna.tiona.1 arrester ware-
ridroa-aiffora-woaa muaiar. . so,ooa
Palmar block 85,000
Maaey flouring mill. 35,000
Devtd OoU building SJO.OOO
Beklae warehouse K6.0O0
booee-Wiles factory.. 100,000
treat ear barns 150,000
Knll's material yar4o O,OO0
1tsts ' and MeCoaaell garages,
Partridge apartments M.ooo
Addition to Bike' building 40,000
gaxHn Brick company yard 10,090
Total of this Uat.
. "la KOI building operations in Omaha
amounted to 11,072,117," said Building In
soector Charles H. Wlthnelt "Three
years later, in 108. the building opera
lions totaled H..TJ.S,t more than three
times the former amount This year I
predict that building will be done to the
amount of $7,000,000 or mors, thus more
thsn doubling the figure for 1J0. It is
very doubtful if any other city, of our
population in the whole country can moke
a better showing., And the character of
tna structures ereeiea is or me very
best; a great many, indeed, are models of
their kind." .r.- " ':
. The prediction pf, the ' building In
spector Mds fall to be. realised or. ' ex
ceeded before the close of the present
year. Not only are many costly and use
ful buildings planned or under way, but
the artistic element is to have due recog
nition, and the precaution of flreprootlng
is to be carried out very carefully.
Change of the appearance of street and
landscape, much for the better, mil re
sult from the construction of some of the
buildings to go up this year. And as
these new and handsome edifices rise,
with them will rise the value of the prop
erties In their Immediate vicinity. The
tax roll will feel a lifting Impulse, like
wise the batik rating of many men and
women who own property in Omaha that
they hsve held with faith and confidence
through the threatening era and the hope
fw Ceart Hemae Leads.
First in Importance of the architectural
additions to Omaha's splendid exhibit of
civic and of private structures will be the
new court house. 1 A million dollar pile is
nothing in these lavish dsys to be boast
ful about. But a million-dollar publto
building with a five million-dollar effect
la aomethlng that Is not very often possi
ble anywhere. Fortuitous circumstances,
combined with level-headed, careful pro
cedure, have assured this reault In
Omaha, Center of the block notions have
been made to give way to a better spirit,
which will place the new court house far
enough berk from the lot line on the
i.rtnulpiil front' to allow of approaches
bull purMng, winding walks and fountains,
bedded flowers ami shrubbery. The re
sult will be a picture as well as a piece
Touglas county Is also erecting a Deten
tion home that will be a model for similar
tnmltutiors throughout the land. It will
bo located at Fourth and Bancroft, on a
most sightly tract of ground, and will cost
. . t.reat School Development. .
omaha schools have high rank among
l.iose of the newer west, and this year
torn sddltlons are to be made to the num.
Ikt Hint a II be even more admirably
tutted to their purpose. Flrat in order
Ik the ne.w w ing of the high school, match
ing the in and main front, snd gning one
men. farther toward a complete grouping
l iioit mill he unexcelled In the land, site,
1 muteness and beauty of ensemble consid
ered. Omaha View school, over In the north
weatern section of the city, and Forest
school, in the Rlverview Park district, are
two iew educational centers that are
planned on a liberal stale, with Intelligent
appreciation cf the needs of those dis
At the Institute for the education of the
deaf and dumb the state of Nebraska will
spend IjO.OOO 00 a much-needed new addi
tion. It a III be modern In every detail,
and will add very greatly' to the usefulness
of this beneficent feature of state cars for
its silent, but potent cltlsens.'
The Academy of the Sacred Heart, Thlr-t.v-slxlh
and Burt, la devoting Its atten
tion to the higher education of youhg
women from the best homes in the state
of all denominations. Its growth in merit
and in practical achievement has made
necessary the building of a large addition,
the contract for which haa been let, to be
ready ror the autumn opening of the acad
emy. This addition will be a Joy to the
slaters snd their charges, because of the
relief it will bring from tho present ham
pered scope of their work.
t'relghton Medical college is another
school that is burning the bounds set by
lis projectors but a short spell sgo; so it
is to be enlarged by a commodious addi
tion for which ground la broken, to be
completed for occupancy ere the leaves be
gin to fall.
eeeailag ' Hospital Ceater.
Et Joseph's hospital is being enlarged
Oe tinned on Bacon J Page.)
Boy at Wymore
by an Italian
Provocation Small and Intenie Hoi
tility Prevail Man Quickly
Removed from the City. '
BEATRICE, Neb., April 24.-K8pecisl Tel
egram.) Ferreno Bertuka. an Italian, was
brought here from Wymore thii evening
and lodged In Jail on the charge of shoot
ing Frank Welsner, an, 8-ycar-old boy.
whose body was found In a box car this
afternoon occupied by a gang of Italians
who have been employed on the Burlington
section at that place.
It Is reported that the Italians suspected
young Welaner of taking things from the
car and as he was playing In the sand
near the track he was shot. His body was
then drsgged Into a box car.
Bertuka, who Is about 21 years of age.
attempted to escape, but was overtaken
seven miles southeast of Wymore, brought
here by 8berlff Trude In an automobile and
lodged In jail to prevent a lynching. In
tense excitement prevails In Wymore and
an attempt may yet be made to lynch
The boy on being taken from the. car was
found to be still alive, the wound near his
heart not proving Immediately fatal, but It
is believed he will die.
Superintendent Lyman of the Burlington
has removed the Italian laborers from Wy
more out of fear of violence. Bertuka will
make no statement.
May bray Fake
"Lord" Barrington Now Serving
Term for Killing Him, Oil-.
DBS MOTNB& la.. April 24.-L.ocal United
States officials today declared that
J. C. Maybray , in . Jail here accused of
working fake horse' races throughout the
country, has been identified as McCann,
the man who is supposed to have been
murdered by "Lord" Harrington in St.
Louis several years ago, and for which
Barrlngton is now serving a life sentence.
They base their statements upon the
claims of Mrs. Laura Gates of St. Louis,
who went to the Jail today and claiming
to know HcOann, positively Identified May
bray as the St. Louis cattle dealer, Louis
Demlng, a grain broker from St. Louts
also met Maybray - during the day and he
assarts that Maybray is 410 one else but
MoCann. He' claims to have been well' ac
quainted with MoCann when living In BL
Louis. Maybray laughs .at the claims of
the two parsons. ,'. Mrs. , Gates says she
represents the British society .la' St.- Louis.
Pint of Seaaon't Winds Cauaei Panic,
but Result in Little Damage
. to Property.
8CWUTLER, Neb., April K. PcU Tel
egram. ) This season's electric storma be
gan today In ' terrific form. Two small
twisters were seen In , the air, but no
damage waa done in this vicinity. These
were followed by a lively rain and hail.
mled with large flakes of anow. The wheat
which waa In need of a rain will now start
to grow, as it was held back by the dry
weather which prevailed. .
Watcher Tenders Realgraatlon.
WASHINGTON, April :.-Rohert Watch
om. commissioner of immigration at Kw
Terk, today tendered his resignation to take
effect immediately, and it waa accepted.
Joseph Murray, assistant commissioner, haa
been designated as acting commissioner
pending the appointment of Mr. Watchorn's
Beer Bill la Rejected.
N ABU VI LLE. Tenn.. April S4. Tn the
senate today the Cunimlnge bill, allowing
the sale and manufacture In Tennessee of
malt beverages containing not over 4 per
rem 01 sicoiivi, was rejeciea.
Thirst for Zem
Cause of Turkish Turmoil
That the trouble In the Ottoman empire
and the rough house which Abdul Hamid
is having over around eragllo ' Point, is
caused) by the refusal of the sultan to per
mit the digging of a Mtn-sem well and
removal of the tariff on fes, Is the explana.
tlon offered by Illustrious Potentate G.
8. Powell of Tangier Temple,' Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine, and seconded by Gould
Diets, who has been photographed en the
pontoon bridge of the Golden Horn the
point where two worlds meet, the Occident
and the Orient.
As Is well known, the Shrlners know sll
about Turkey; are familiar with the Koran,
certain that Mohammed Is the apostle of
Allah; some of them have tasted the Juice
from Ktm-Ztm'i cryital well and all have
worn the fes.
When the trouble first started, soma
members of Tangier thought perhaps somd
Omahan had attempted U organlas . a
grotto of Jan Ben Jan, but as the days wsnt
on they were sure that the sultan would
not hold out against paying 112 to take the
degree when a fes and button were thrown
In and concluded that something else must
be the matter.
"Very likely some temple of Shrlners
wanted to dig for sem-sem," said Pots
Powell, when asked for an explanation.
"You see Turkey has local option and the
sultan put through a daylight bill which
makes It Impossible for nortcee to get a
taste of sem-sem when they are wearily
wending their' way across the super-heated
sands. Men are seen over there carrying
casks around on their backs. In Germany
the contents probably would be beer, la
France, wine; In England, baas ale; la
America, old Kentucky whisky, but In the
land of tha prophet the only beverage
offered for aale by Moalems is lemonade
or water. 2fem-Zera was not consider ad an
Intoxicant until the sultan got a letter front
Elmer E- Thomas one day, and then there
I have heard that the following beautiful
FOUR DEAD IN
Central Hotel in the Business Dis
trict Destroyed by Flames Satur
NUMBER OF PERSONS INJURED
Rooms Were Small and Hallway
Narrow and Dark.
CAUSED B T CROSSED WIRES
Fire Steads Rapidly and Victims
Are Unable to Escape.
GUESTS SMOTHERED BT SMOKE
Oae of the Vlettaae av Telegraph Lla-
anaa Bvldeatly an Way te
Omaha to Take Job with
. Valea Facile.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 24. Four persons
lost their lives and several others were
seriously injured In f. fire that destroyed
the Central hotel here early today. Tho
hotel, which was a two-story brick struc
ture, waa situated, on Kansas avenue, be
tween Fifth and Sixth streets, in the busi
JOHN W. ERICKSON, Clay Center,
Kan., county clerk.
L. R. 8TRATTON, Folk county, Missouri,
dlah washer In hotel.
WALTER 8IPPT. Tope k a, chemist, Santa
BENJAMIN SIPPT. student State uni
versity. Tt Injured:
F. L. Campbell, proprietor of the hotel,
burned and overcome by smoke, serious.
A woman guest, nsme unknown; serious.
' George Goodrich. - a fire lieutenant,
C. W. Brown, Kansas City, traveling
salesman; hurt by Jumping from window.
Miss Nina Root, Topeka; hands burned,
suffering from Inhaling amoks.
The hotel, which Is one of the finest in
the city, was only partially destroyed.
Waller and Benjamin . Sippy ware
brothers. Waiter waa employed in Topeka
by. the Santa Fe Railway oompany as a
chemist Benjamin,, who was a student at
the State university, bad eoma to Topeka
Friday afternoon to visit Ms brother. Wal
ter Blppy . bad ' no . room' to' accommodate
bis visitor at his boarding house and they
went to the hotel. Walter died to hla room
from suffocation and Benjamin waa burned
to death while trying to es:ape through toe
hallway. 1 . ; .-
.Stratum .Is believed vto have .bee ((em
ployed. -by a. electrical company In Chicago,
where he Is thought to have resided. .' ..
aV'STrlckaon formerly was county .clerk
of Clay County. KansaA . lit was la Topeka
attending a Christian d.Tor ooaveatton.
The fire started at o'clock, evidently
from- creased elect ri6 light wires, on A
small balcony in the dining . room on the
flrat floor. The flames spread rapidly and
the rooms on . the second floor were ' soon
filled with smoke. When the firemen ar
rived it was impossible to save the build
tng and they paid - their attention prin
cipally 'to protecting' surrounding property.
. The rooms on the second floor were small
and those on one side . of the' building
where the four men lost their lives had no
windows, while the. hallway was narrow
and. dark. Cheddle and- Btrstton occupied
the same room,; Three of those, who lost
their Uvea were smothered to death In their
rooms, apparently having made no attempt
to reach the hallway, a fourth had ea-
oaped from-hla room and made hla way
down the hallway, but waa unable' to get
farther than . the stair landing, where his
charred body was found.
Today's fire was the second serious hotel
fire In Topeka within three months On
January 14 the Copeland, a famous stop
ping place for politicians, was destroyed.
The Copeland at the time waa ftllad with
prominent persons from all parts of the
state, attendant upon the legislature.
Isaac Lambert of Emporia, a well known
railway attorney and politician, loat his
life, and twenty persona were Injured
There were mini sensational escapes, sev
eral of the guests Jumping from the upper
- Zem Real
poem was posted on la Sublime Parte at
When the mercury la high,
And our blood begins to fry;
When our temple's sll awry.
Pass the Zem-sem.
When the banquet board Is spread.
W hen the sparkling wine Is red,
- Give us aomethlng cool lnstesd.
Pass the Zem-sem.
Whether at the desk or plow.
It will cool your heated brow.
We're going to dig It now.
Pass the Zem-sem.
"When the sultan heard of the reaolve
of the young men and their thirst for Zem-
sem he started something and it was ru
mored thst he swors by ths black stons's
acred spell; by the Arab's words of cheer
and by the Koran's teachings clear that
he would not grant a dispensation for any
such digging. Thst msde the troub, snd
before it Is ovsr scores 'of Bashl-Basouks
of tha Turkish slope will be taught to hold
onto tna rope.
W. E. Rhodes, treasurer of Tangier tem
pie. has another explanation. He ssys that
despite the fact the Imperial treasury Is a
regular Aladdin's cave, when It comes to
diamond dagger hilts, scepters aflame with
emeralds and rubles; crowns studded with
opals and pearls, the sultan had the nerve
to attempt to get his ltoa "red card" by
offering a cashier's check to the recorder,
who Immediately reported, tt to the Ytldta
Kiosk patrol, which suberb body made
Oould Diets says, aside from the Zem
sem explanation, he believes the trouble to
be caused by tha desire of Nobles of Santa
Sophia temple to have clean streets In
Cslata.when they give their ceremonial
The streets are worse thsn those o
Omaha during a democratic administration
save at election time according to Mr.
Diets, who has been there. They are paved
first with mud, second wHh garbage and
third wtth sharp-pointed, ankle-wrenching
stones, which maka walking on them par
feotly rxcrudatmg. Qalata and. Constan
tinople are an Eldorado for chiropodist
and the Bhrinera hare been trying to get
the gtreets cleaned up '
From ths Boston Herald.
WIS OMAHA FIXE DON BUN COS?
Confederate of Maybray Says it Was
maybray loaned mayor money
DaaUnaa Wrote Letters to Chief
f Swtadlera, Oae Tellla I Una
Detective Was en His -.
Was Omaha - "fixed" for the operations
of the Maybray bunco gang in 190? , .
William Scott, one of Maybrsy's steerers.
wrote a letter to J. C. Maybray- under data
of May It, 1B08. in which he said: !'
"1 will answer and let you know that I
hsve everything ready to do bestnea. ' WK
CAN PULL IT OFF IK OMAHA, AS
THf RB WS CAN GET THE Jv.TTiC
ROLL." ' ' . . ' - "
This waa May 1. On April 30. a month
prior to that. Mayor Dahlman Wrote a let
ter to J. C. Maybray and ' signed it
J. C. D."
That letter Is one reproduced here in
fso simile explaining that certain money
the writer got from the head of this gang
of swindlers he waa unable to repay then.
Another letter, written en the same sta
tionery went to J. C. Maybray under the
previous data of November 4, 1007. But
thla letter did not contain the questionable
signature. "J. C. D." It bore the bold sig
nature of "James C. Dahlman." This let
ter Is slso reproduced In fac simile.
Mayor Dahlman frankly admitted to a
reporter for The Bee yesterday afternoon
that he wrote both letters.
Why Pay Money to Mayor.
Why .did Maybray pay money to the
mayor of Omaha? How was' umana
fixed"? With whom waa It "fixed"? How
did William Scott know "we can pull It
off in Omaha"?
Bun 00 men and swindlers don't take
chances on such things; they know what
they are saying when they make a state
ment of that sort.
In February when the news was being
published of the Maybray swindles Mayor
Dahlman, in an interview said:
I knew Maybray In im to 1V. We rode
the range together. Maybray was a young
man then and a cracking good cow puncher.
He was- a crack shot with revolver and
rifle, and probably can handle a gun pretty
well now. That's a Up for the officers who
hsvs charge of him. I loet track of him
for many years until last summer he
bobbed up in Omaha. Since then I SAW
"Last summer" was in UM, after April
SO, the dsts of that letter. But the mayor
evidently had forgotten a thing or two for
tha time being, for the letter of Novem
ber , 1907, says; "Have been waiting to
Hsurrtsaaa Iaalde Mas.
In ltnr, the time mentioned in Mayor
Dshlmsn's letter. Marrlman was on tha
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Beautify your lawns
and gardens, at the
same time help to
make Omaha the,
garden spot of the
On our classified page,
under the caption of "For
Garden and Lawn," U a direc
tory of reliable florists and
nurserymen, people who have
been established for years and
who are building up a per
manent business in Omaha.
Beware of peddlers and ctovgaa.
erg, es they are often unreliable,
here to day and gone tomorrow.
Deal with the men who advertise,
ei they merit your patronage and
are always here and can only suc
ceed by furnishing what they prom
tee. Ilave you read the want ads.
NOW FOR THE CRACK 0 THE
Spends the Night
in African Camp
Ex-President in Splendid Spirits After
Sleeping Under Canvas Local
Papers Attack Arrangements.
'kAPITI PLAINS. British Esst Africa,
April 84. Ths first night of the Roosevelt
expedition under canvas in Africa was
spent in the elaborate camp set up for the
party near the railroad station at Kapltl
Plains. It was without incident.
No decision yet has been reached as to
when the expedition will leave here. Some
ef the baggage sent by the Smithsonian
InaUttrtteitrwas left behind at Mombasa,
and this fact probably will cause a delay
In the start of ths shooting trips of two
or three days.
Mr. Roosevelt, who srose this morning
In splendid spirits, has forbidden all the
members of his expedition to give out any
Information regarding the future plans or
movements of the psrty.
Ths Mombasa Standard published yester
day a violent worded attack upon F. J.
Jackson, the acting governor of the. pro
tectorate, and Mr. Rooeevelt for allowing
only representatives of American news
papers to accompany tha Rooeevelt special
truln from Mombaso to Kapltl Plains. Thla
attack is copied today by the Nairobi news
papers, and it is said the imperial govern
ment hss asked an explanation from the
local authorities for this exclusion of Eng
lish newspaper men. ' An exception was
made In the case of the representative of
an English news agency who was allowed
to accompany the special.
Wheat Still on
the Down Grade
July Goes Over Three Cents Under
Friday's Close at Opening . .
CHICAGO. April 34.-Wheat for delivery
in September and December Belling under
a dollar and July wheat depreased to a
point tSi cents under yesterday's close
were unwelcome facts presented for bull
consideration at the opening of the Board
Of Trade today. During the first half of
business but few traders in May wheat
were recorded, the opening price being
from 14 cents to t cents below the pre
vious close at ri.m to tl.e-
July. opened at $1.07 to fl.OStt, was at the
first mentioned price practically 1 cents
below the level attained at the height , of
the bull compalgn before James A. Patten
betook himself to the trout streams of
September wheat opened at 99 cents
and December at wP-i cents.
The resumption of the decline after a
faint steadiness yesterday wss based on a
drop of 2 pence to S'4 pence at Iiverpool,
which market weakened under heavy ship
ments of wheat from all sections of the
lAter May. on few transactions, touched
$1' 18, but the cloae waa at S1.19H. July
closed only He over the bottom price. The
volume of bualness today waa small.
Federal Judge at Kansas City An
nuls Order Issued by State
KANSAS CITT. April 24,-Federal Judge
John F. Phillips here today Issued an or
der dlaaolvlng the temporary Injunction re
cently obtained by Attorney General Major
In tha stats court to prevent the eighteen
rsllroada entering Missouri from returning
to the S-cent paasenger rate.
Today's order, which Is made returnable
en May 4, was Usued upon application of
Frank Hagemsn et Kansas City, repre
senting the rsllroada. He asaerted. In hla
petition, that tha state officials were filing
eults to embarrass the Missouri roads.
Judge Phillips, in his decision today,
ruled further that any state official or
state court thst Issued an Injunction against
ths railroads Involved In the present rate
controversy would be held In contempt of
ths federal court.
AUTHOR CLEARS UP MISTER.
Kidnaped Boy is Found with Step
USED BIG WICKER BASKET
Maa Who Was Indicted la New
York Has Thr! Ulnar Experi
ences While Fleeing
f rem Police.
SAN FRANCISCO. April I4.-When
Broughton Brandenberg waa arrested at a
hotel here his S-year-old stepson, whose
name Is James S. Cabanne, third, waa with
him. The disappearance of the lad from
his home In St. Louis had led to the U-
llef that he had been kidnaped.
The Cabanne child was asleep when
Brandenberg was Interviewed regarding
the part the little one took tn the con
tinent-wide flight The author was re
tlcent In connection with the boy. He said
"I arrived in St. Louis a little more
than a week ago and stopped there to get
my stepson, who wss with his grand
parents, who are members of a prominent
family. It waa then that I determined to
oome to California to work until my for
tunes turned. My wife la in New York,
and I had planned 'to send for her and
establish my family In a little summer
Regarding his experiences while trying
to dodge the police during the last three
months, Brandenberg related a thrilling
Thrilling; Career la Dlearolae.
He told how at Harrington. Del., poaiug
as Dr. Carl Rhelnder, a German automobile
agent, and alao as a physician, to account
for his intelligence and education, he be
came popular tn society, snd how in
Brldgevllle. a little town nearby, he man
aged a pool room of which the town was
trying to rid Itaelf, and then became in
volved In a shooting affair which led to a
feud. He described nsrrow escapes from
arrest In New York and elsewhere, snd
how, later, he kidnaped hla small stepson,
James Cabanne, from the child's grand
mother's home In Et. Louis and spirited
the little one away tn a wicker basket.
"I havs been arreated so many times
during the last three months," aald Bran
denberg In the city prison this morning.
"that this is rather a familiar situation.
I have grtten used to those things point
ing to the iron bars of his cell and my
experiences have been so harrowing that
only the knowledge that I am right has
"My wife, who Is In New Vork, knows
all about my predicament, and when I
took her son from the home of Ms grand
mother In St. Louis I acted with her au
thority. I had learned that he was not
being properly cared for and we deter
mined, handicapped as I was, to take him
to California, whither Mrs. Brsndenberg
was to go ss soon as possible to Join us.
Hard Work te Rlade Poller.
"I found the boy plsyng In the neighbor
hood of Mrs. Cubanne's house and he
agreed with me that It would be best for
him to go where he would be with those
what loved him. He wss esger to go. lie
gladly climbed Into the big wicker basket
that I secured to smuggle him aboard the
train and into my berth and he hss been
with me ever since. The risk of having
hire waa great. I havs telegraphed Mrs.
Brandenberg and upon receipt of a tele
gram of authority from her the boy will
be sent to her at once.
"It is not likely that I will resist extradl.
tlon. Charges against me have been so
widely discussed that this Is on aid story.
Mine is a peculiar situation. I may have
to serve a prison sentence because the
circumstances thst would clear me are
known only to myself. It will eb herd for
me to go bark after having seen a gllmpee
of a bright future, but I can only hope for
"No on can realise how difficult has
been the task of eluding my puraiierr. It
wss neceasary for me to trunt s number
of intimate friends and tho clrcjmMam:rs !
of my arr,ft here are conclusive evidence
thst one of those In whom I p'aed Im
plicit truet has betrayed me. The police
knew all slong the route where I was
likely to he during the next few day.i and
they knew that I would be here on the
8d and that I would stop st the Victoria
"More I can"! tell you until, developments
Constantinople Surrenders to Army of
Investment After Short But
SULTAN PRACTICALLY PRISONER
Period of Grace Extended by Schefket
Pasha for Few Hours.
YHDIZ KIOSK IS SURROUNDED
Palace May Be Taken by Storm
During the Night
THOUSAND KILLED OR WOUNDED
Invaders Meet and Overcome Hostile
Bands of Loyalists.
AMERICAN TOURISTS ARE SAFE
Party of Sixty Escorted by Troops to
Steamer in Harbor.
NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT SHOT
Fired On by Troops as He Was Tak
ing Pictures of the Fight
City la Now Qalet
A gala. 3
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 2. The
constitutional forces are In complete con
trol of the capital tonight The sultan
Is practically a prisoner In the Tlldta
palace. Ills formal Hiibmlsnlon has not
yet been given, but he and the troop
with him are sj. the mercy of the army
Mahmoud Schefket Pasha, the commander-in-chief
of the Invading forcos,
desires to finish the work without fur
ther bloodhed. He Is in negotiation with
the sultan's representatives and has ex
tended the period of grace within which
the sultan must make his final decision.
The Vlldli Kiosk may be rushed during.
the night, for some 6,000 infantry are
disposed within a mile and a half of the
What disposition will bemade of the
ruler of the empire when he Is In the
hands of the constlt.utlonullsta is un
known to tho embasHles. although the
opinion is held In authoritative quarters
that he will continue as the notninal con
stitutional executive with a ministry re
sponsible to parliament.
Thoaaand Killed or Woanded.
The forces of tho young Turks entered
Constantinople this morning at 5 o'clock,
and after severe fighting In the streets of
the city, in which It is estimated 1,000
men were killed or wounded, the Turk
ish capital was completely in their pos
session by 1 o'clock this morning. The
constitutionalists are now patrollng the
city aud order is being maintained. The
foreign residents are believed to be In no
The sultan Is safe at Ylldlg Kiosk. A
number ' of shells dropped within the con
fines of the palace, whereupon the com
mander of the forces there hoisted the
white flag and at once opened negotiations
to surrender. The terms of this surrender
are now being dlscusaed ' and the 00m
mander of the constitutional army has
given until i o'uluck this afternoon for a
final answer. Yildix Kiosk Is completely
surrounded by the men from Salonlkt.
Field guns, heavy artillery and machine
guns were used by both sides, and at some
of the local barracks, notably Tasch
Klschls. tho Constantinople troops put up
a resolute defense. No mercy was shown
to the troops who led In the uprising of
April 14. A party of sixty American tour
ists who were in the city were escorted in
safely by a detachment of troops to a
steamer In the harbor.
The Americans remaining In Constanti
nople today are all safe, several foreigners
are said tv havs been wounded. Among
them Is Frederick Mocre, a newspaper
man from New Orleans, who waa shot In
the neck. Mr. Moore's Injury, however, is
not serious and Ambassador I-elahmann
has arranged to have him taken to the
Frenuh hospital. ' Another American eor
rea pendent, named Booth, was slightly
wounded In the head.
Predicts Downfall of Saltaav,
Ha I in Bey, who haa been the representa
tive of the Young Turks in Iandon, speak
ing today to the representative of the
Associated Press, predicted the deposition
of the sultan, lie said:
"We are all extremely anxious that no
Injury shall befall his majesty, but 11 will
be impossible, after rfoot events, to ex
pect a continuance of respect, sympathy
and loyally to the piesnt sovereign.
Orthodox Moslems attach loyalty ta the
office of tne califf, retner than to tha
individual occupying this office. It la the
wish of the constitutional party that the
necessary change in sovereigns be brought
about by voluntary means, and I have
reason to believe that before long a new
sovereign will aacend the throne of Turkey.
This change will tname the restoration of
lowans la 'luarlat Party,
The American tourist psrty -was taken io
the Austrian, steamer, LLoyd, leaving to
day for Naples. In addition to the guard
It was accompanied by a member of tha
embassy staff. In the party are Mr. and
Mrs. Richard H. Fyfe of Detroit, Rev. and
Mrs. Alfred E. Craig of the Broad Street
Methodist church, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs.
Clara E. O'Connor lit ban Francisco; Mr.
and Mrs. Zen as K White of Columbus,
Ohio; J. G. buiiihfield of Mount Carmel,
111.; Miss (.'. K. Bjttcn of Aurora, Ind.;
Mrs. James k-trai.gj ( 8t. l'aul; Miss Nina
Baldwin of Li'U, la.; Mr. and Mrs. Q.
E. M.nkli y. Dr. I. W. Jones and Italph C.
Jones, ul. (f 1 iiicinnatl; liuis fcciitnable
of talue.e.I, and Mr. and Mrs.
'i'heoduiu Hrun-l.agu of iioscobel, Wis.
1 Hills t.Mard Korrenalers.
8evei al oi the isolated guard houses da
fended themselves bravely s gainst tne
EaloiiUlna. These fights In the centsr of
the city resulted In a considerable loss of
life. The taxlm guard house resisted for
three hour under a heavy HMntiklsa tUm,
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