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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 270.
OMAHA, TUESDAY , MORNING, APRIL 127, 1909 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ON TARIFF BILL
Texas Senator Says" Schedules in
Fending; Bill Should Be Reduced
' Declared Nuisance
EVANS AND IJICHI
American and Japanese Admirals
Agree that War Between the Two
Nations is Impossible.
Abdul Hamid Will Be Permitted it
Remain Nominal Sovereign Under
V y . - ... i iitin. ft iiM
Fairview, S. D , Prohibits Flaying1 of
Bate Ball in City Limiti Menace
to Public Property.
FROFOSIS TAX ON '"XCOMES
This, He Sayi, Would Fl- rt of
Burden on Rich. '
WOULD RESTRICT IMMIG
Mr. Aldrich Aiki About Keeping
Froduct of Cheap Labor.
BAILEY WILL CONCLUDE TODAY
H Hill DliriM the Drrieloa f the
Supreme Conr Declaring" Taxes
, an Incomes I'nron
stltattoaal. WASHINGTON, April .-Denounclng
thn principle of a protective tariff as un
fair In taking- money from one man to give
It to another In order to encourage hlti
In the pursuit of an otherwise unprofitable
business, Senator Bailey of Texaa, today
delivered t sot speech on the democratic
Ida In opposition to the pending tariff bjll.
Both the floor and the galleries were
crowded, Mr. Tart occupied a seat In the
After he had proceeded without Inter
ruption for over an hour several senators
engaged In colloquies with him. Referring
to Mr. Bailey's statement that the duties
of the pending bill might be lowered S3',
per cent. Mr. Aldrich asked whether he
supposed the profits of American Industries
equalled that amount. Mr. Bailey replied
that In tha case" of the United States Steel
Corporation he believed they had and he
cited the Increased capitalisation of that
organisation as an evidence of enormous
profit. He Insisted that such a lowering
of the rate of duty- would not seriously
affact Importations because he believed
American maufacturers would be stimu
lated by the added foreign competition and
would continue to supply the markets.
Protection gad Labor.
Mr. Bailey discussed hla amendment pro
viding Tor an income tax, which was criti
cised by Mr. Aldrich as tending to reduce
the protection thut would be given Ameri
can labor if It should' result In a propor
tionate decrease of Immigration aa a pro
tection to American lamor. Mr. Aldrich
retorted that while Mr. Bailey was ready
to" keep the foreign ' laborer from our
horee, he was not averse to allowing the
product of this cheap labor to come In
competition with the product ot American
worklngmen. ' .
Mf.,, Bailey also became Involved In a
discussion wllh Mr. Aldrich with regard
to the tatter's utterance In the senate In
ISM, that the Income tax was supported
by the socialist, populist and democratic
parties.. Mr. Bailey , said that Mr. Taft
nowfevere;acbme' lax and asked Mr.
AW rich if he considered tha president a
oolellst, populist i or democrat. Mr. Aid
rich replied that his statement was true at
the time It was made.
Mr. Bailey declared that Mr. Aldrich had
voted for substantially all large appropria
tion measures. He said that the Rhode
Island senator's recent stand In favor of
economy occurred When the burden was
about to be placed on the rich.
WiU Reduce Da ties.
"If this bill, aa he presented It," said
Mr. Bailey, referring to the chairman of
the finance committee, "coupled with an In
come tax will raise too much revenue, lets
reduce the rates thst we collect on the
necessities of ltle."
Referring to an "expatriated cltisen,"
who, he said, owned I1O.0OO.0OO of real es
tate In New Tork City, he said that the
worklngmen of this country wero taxed to
protect hla property, while he went untaxed
during the war with Spain. For more than
eighty years, ssld Mr. Bailey, the action
of congress and the decisions of courts had
maintained the validity of an Inceme tax
Itsti,onlng the conclusion of his re
murks until tomorrow, when he . said he
would give some attention to supreme
court decisions on an Income tax, Mr.
Bailey said In conclusion: .
"I do not think- that sny cltisen or
senator Is precluded from Indulging in Just
and fair criticism of any question relating
to any department of this government.
The judgment of the supreme court gov
erns me In any particular case and I sub
mit without complaint to that Judgment,
but I do not subscribe to the doctrine that
because the judges have spoken all other
men must receive their speech In silence."
Tax aa luintlaraate Proponed.
There waa an extended exchange of
views of senatora concerning the under
standing under which amendments to the
tariff bill would be considered, it being
agreed thut all paragraphs would be sub
ject to further amendment even after,
under the rresent procedure, the senate has
adopted committee amendments.
Mr. Overman of North Carolina offered
an amendment by which he proposed to
l.lsc. a head tax of tit on each Immigrant
er.ilng Into , the country. Mr. Overman,
d'scuselng his amendment, declared:
"It means not only revenue for tha treas
ury, but also a select class of Immigrants
and therefore It protects labor."
Mr. Overman estimated that the head
tax on aliens which he proposed would
bring to the government KOOO.OOO to 110.000,.
000 of revenue.
Terriflo Downpour Accompanies
Storm that Breaks Many Store
and Residence Windows.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl.. April 21
Dosena of window panes were amashed In
residence and downtown buaineas houses
here last night In one of tha most terrific
hall and rain storms ever known here. The
rain assumed the proportions of a cloud
burst. M ordered Maa'a Dretkcr la Wee.
CHKYENNE, Wyo., April t6.-iBoetlM.l-Capiain
Albert N. Brunaeil. foiled States
Marine corpa, who was murdered in the
Philippines several days sgq. Is a brother
of Lieutenant Otto I. Hrunsell. Eleventh
infantry, who is stationed at Fort Russell,
ejid was a guest of hla orother bera lost
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., April .-(Speclal.)
Base ball fans at Fairvlew.ra small town
south of Sioux Falls In Lincoln opunty,
have been given a severe Jolt by the town
council of that place, which has enacted
an ordinance prohibiting the playing of
base Call on any of tho streets of that
place or upon any of the vacant lots. The
members of the town council In the ordi
nance show their lack of sympathy with the
great national game by solemnly drclar
ng that the playing of base ball there "is
, men an ce to the safety of people passing
along the streets or sidewalks of the town."
The ordlnsnce not only prohibits the play
ing of base ball upon any of the public
streets or on vacant lots, but also at any
other place within the corporate limits of
the town. Under the ordinance the play
ing of base ball la declared to be a public
nuisance, and anyone violating the pro
visions of the ordinance shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor. '
Vice Graft Scandal
Charge Ring; Collects Protection
Money from Resorts Will Go
Before Grand Jury.
CHICAGO, April 2.. Investigation of an
allegation that vice In the tenderlton dis
trict of Chicago Is protected by a ring
composed of two aldermen, two resort
keepers and a high police official, who are
said to have formed a stock company for
the purpose, was licgun by State Attorney
John W. Way man here today
Not only has It been reported to the
state attorney that the keepers of dive
snd saloons In the so-called "red light"
district pay weekly sums ranging from
$100 to tS'W. but that the ring owns grocorlea,
meat markets, dry goods stores, a dress
making establishment, drug store, whole
sale liquor house, etc., at which the inmates
of places which pay protection money are
compelled to trade.
A mass of Information collected by the
state attorney will be presented to the
Injunction Against Three Roads Dis
missed, Federal Court Order Hin
v ders Hearing of Others.
ST. LOITI8, Mo., April 38. The Injunction
auita against the Burlington, Chicago &
AKea-and Kansas flty- Soothern railroads
were dismissed In Judge Wl'lMams' eourt
today by Circuit Attorney Jones. The In
junction v suits ; against the other . fifteen
roads to restrain them from enforcing an
alleged Illegal agreement to restore the
t-cent rate were not taken, UP on account
of Federal Judge Philippe' injunction
against Governor Hadley and Circuit
Wheat Goes Up
and Down Again
Cent Advance Over Saturday is Soon
Lost and Slump is the
CHICAGO, April M. Wheat, on a mar
ket in which there waa none of the ex
citement of last week, dropped a little
lower -today. The opening waa 1 cent over
Saturday, but fn the absence of support,
this was lost, and the decline resumed
where It letf off Saturday. July dropped
to I106S and May to M8V
EX-GOVERNOR IN POLICE COURT
Former Oklahoma Official aad Woman
Arrested on Charge of Disturb
ing (he Peace.
8T. LOUIS. Mo.. April 3S. Frank FranU,
ex-governor of Oklahoma and a woman
were arrested here early Sunday morning
after a quarrel in a motor car. They
were taken to Central police station and
apent the remainder of the night In cells.
They were released on bond 8unday and
Sunday night charges, of disturbing the
peace against them were ordered dropped
by Chief Creecy.
KILLED IN PRIMARY FIGHT
Henohlleun Worker Shot Three Times
it Klectlon at Ptkesvllle,
LEXINGTON. Ky., April 26-In a gen
eral fight at Plkevllle over a primary elec
tion In the mountains of Pike county,
Anthony Taylor, a republican worker, was
shot three times and Inalantly killed and
three other men were clubbed so severely
It Is believed they will die. Several ar
rests were made.
Castro Leaves Fortune in
Gold Buried in Caracas
CARACAS. Venesuela. April J4.-Vla Port
of Spain, April a.) It is persistently re
ported here that Clpriano Castro lift a
fortune In gold burled In Caracas. If this
la so It explains Castro's alleged lack of
funda and his anxiety to get back to Vena
suela. Negotiations have begun betwon the Vene
tuelangoverament and a representative of
the Etholburga syndicate of London tor a
settlement of the disputes over the match
and salt monopolies In Venesuela, held until
recently by English companies.
The newspaivers and tha public generally
concVmn the suggestion to remove the 30
per cent differential duty on .goods coming
Into Venesuela from the eWat Indies.
PARIS. April as. The correspondent ot
the Journal at Caracas has cabled from
WilioujsUttl, Curacao, an iutervl.w with
FRIENDSHIP TOO DEEP-SEATED
Yankees of the West and the East
Understand Each Other..
RAISING OF RUSSIAN BOATS
Admiral Says Vessels Sunk at Fort
Arthur Were Little Damaged.
OFFICIAL CALLS ARE EXCHANGED
Japanese Admiral aad Two Faatalns
Call Vpea Acting- Mayer Mot of
I.o Angelee Delighted
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. April 28 Ad
miral H. IJichl, commander of the JP
anese training squadron now st San
ledro. had a long talk today with Rear
Admiral Robley V. Evans. The two ad
mirals, who are old friends, and who are
now staying at the same hotel, discussed
International questions, including the
possibility of war between the Unl'sd
States and Japan. They agreed that war
between the two nations was Impossible.
"I see they have been trying to get
us In trouble." said Admiral Evans;
"Yes," replied Admiral IJichl, 'But
auch a. thing is perfectly Impossible. The
United 8tates snd Japan understand each
other too well for anything of thai kind.
The people of your country and mine
have too deep seated a friendship for
each other to ever allow any trivial mat
ter to bring about trouble."
"I agree wllh you," said Admiral
Evans. "Such a thought Is ridiculous."
Admiral IJichl told Admiral Evans he
waa delighted with his reception at Loa
Angeles. He commented upon the ap
parent of friendliness of the officials as
well as the press, and public and pre
dicted that he and his men would be
equally well received at other American
Raising Rase Ian Ships.
"I would like to know," Inquired Ad
miral Evans, "how your people succeeded
In raising the Russian ships which you
sank and In what condition you found
Admiral IJichl replied: "We raised the
sunken battleships and crulsera at Port
Arthur and Chemulpo without any groat
difficulty. We found that thoae at Port
Arthur were not sunk by the mortar fire
directed upon them from 20S-Meter hill.
None of the shells penetrated the pro
testd decks, although tha superstruc
ture and gun mountings were badly
ahattered. The ships were sunk by the
Russians by opening the seacocks when
they found the port must fall into our
hands. After raisin the ships we found
that the preJectUee bad penetrated the
woolerf decks but" had " flattened, eut
against the steel and Were lying there.
It evidently would not hav been pofcslble
to alnk the ships by the fire from the
Admiral Evans congratulated Admiral
IJInchi upon his fortunate escape from
death when the battleship Makaea, which
he commanded, was blown up In Yoko
hama following the war.
During the day Admiral IJichl returned
the official call made yesterday to tne
flagship by acting Mayor John Molt,
accompanied by Commander Sato of Hie
Aso and Commander Ishll of the Soya
and Flag Lieutenant Sakamato.
Has Bad Fire
Structure in Heart of City.
KANSAS CITT, Mo., April 28,-A fire
which for a time threatened buildings in
the heart of Kansas City's principal busi
ness district early this morning resulted In
the total destruction of the Ridge building,
a four-story brick and atone buslneaa and
office structure on Walnut street near
SENIORS DIVIDE THEIR MONEY
Proeerde of Recent Fall Will Go to
Member of Worthy Enter
prises. Seniors of the Omaha High school held
a meeting Monday afternoon to consider
the disposal ot their profits from their
. The ctasa considered mtuiy proposals
and finally decided to give $100 for art,
UO toward the starting of a trophy room,
1 100 toward the senior banquet and fc to
the Alumni association. There Is still
over JoO in the treasury, which will be
disposed of soon.
The trophy room will be In the new wing
and will be a feature In the athletic' and
debating field especially. Already the high
school has a collection of trophies, which
will be arranged in the new room.
The money given to the Alumni asso
ciation Is to be used tostart organizing
an Index system of the high school gradu
ates. President Oomex of Venesuela. The presi
dent described Clpriano Castro aa the evil
genius of Venesuela. "Venesuela should be
grateful to the powers," the president con
tinued,' "for not confounding the country
Willi that ill-omened man."
President Gomes then said the policy of
the new administration would be to secure
peace and security In foreign relations.
Furthermore, the powers would be asked
to designate experts to . examine and re
port on the possibilities of Vanesuelan de
velopments. PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad. April .
President Gomes has turned over the presi
dency of Venesuela temporarily to Vice
President Volutin! and has gone to Maracay
for a brief acjourn.
Senora Castro, on her way back to Europe
to Join her husband, called at La Ouaiara
rgSr. - :
From the Minneapolis Journal.
RELIEF GIVEN T0? SHIPPER
Interstate Commerce Commission
Finds. Against Milwaukee.
RATES MUST IE REASONABLE
iaa Holds Pabllsh.
' lag of Frelgh
Tariff la No
It la Jast .
(Front a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 28.-fSpecial Tele
grarr).) Commissioner Harlan of the Inter
state Commerce commission In an opinion
today In the case of the Arkansas Fuel
company against the Chicago, Milwaukee
ft St. Paul 'Railway company held the road
must make reparation on the basis that
the class rate was excessive and should
not have exceeded the commodity rate.
The oppiolon reads:
"The act to . regulate commerce as
amended not only gives a remedy against
excessive and unreasonable rates as ap
plied to shipments to be made In the
fuuture, but also affords the shipper a
means or recovering excessive charges on
shipments made by him In the past under
rates that were unjust and unreasonable.
"In dealing with shippers a carrier Is re
quired to conform freight charges actually
collected to the amount fixed In Its pub
lished tariff, and in that sense a . pub
lished rate In effect at the time of move
ment Is the legal rate. But' the law de
clares that every charge for services rend
ered by a carrier 4 In transportation of
passengers or property shall be reason
able and Just, and If tha canler promulgates
rates In violation of this Injunction, it Is
not a lawful rate when Its reasonableness
Is subsequently questioned upon complaint
filed while the published rate Is the legal
rate, mere publication cannot make a rate
lawful that la unressonable and excessive.
No rate can be lawful. In the sense of be
ing Immune from attack either with re
spect to past or future shipments If It be
excessive and unreasonable In amount."
Harden of Complaint.
The complainant shipped from Kansas
City, Mo., to Seymour,' la., via the defend
ant's railway, a car load of hay upon
which it was compelled to pay a class rate
of 13la cents . per 100 pounds. This was
tine cent higher than the proportional com
modity rate which had been in effect be
tween the points In question until a short
time prior to the date of shipment and
was restored within sixty dsys thereafter
by an amendment to defendant's tariff.
Commissioner Harlan ordered reparation
made on tha basis that the class rate wss
(Continued on Second Page.)
You learn withyour
Isn't a second-hand
machine' -to start
with apretty good
You will find a chance to
get a really good car cheap, if
you. watch the ads under the
"Automobile" heading on the
want ad page.
Bom men, you know, who have
too much money, sell their car
very year so as to hav the latest
make. Some people who own cars
move away. Some who thought
their taste was (or autos, cbarjge
Jhelr minds. They us'ialjy adver
tise them (or sale In The Bee.
- Watch the Want Ad pace. It pays,
"SOMEWHERE THE SUN IS SHINING."
Missing Girl is
. Found on Train
Adele Boas Located on a New Eng
land Passenger and Taken
NEW TORK. April 26.-M1ss Adele Boas,
the missing daughter of Arthur El Boas
of this. city ,wa found on hoard a train
arriving' from. New JCngkand this afternoon
and was taken to the home of her father
In this city.
Fifty people gathered about the Boas
residence when the carriage drove up with
Adele Boas and two detectives, who had
found her on board a train at Stamford,
Conn. The girl rushed out of the carriage
into her uncle's srms. She appeared in
good health. The girl went away volun
tarily, she says, under ths impression that
she would like to earn her own living, but
seeing the newspapers and learning that
the police were looking for her. decided
to come from Boston, without notifying the
Whitla Kidnaper on Verge of Break
down, but Still Refuses to
MERCER, Pa., April 36. On the eve of
his trial for the kidnaping of Willie
Whitla. Jamea H. Boyle Is on the verge of
a nervous breakdown.
This morning detectives visited the jail
and told Boyle he was "all In" and might
aa well tell who his accomplices were. He
refused to talk and the detectives then
went to Mrs. Boyle. They toW her they
had Just ' had a talk with "Jimmy" and
that she might ss well tell her story.
"Well, If 'Jimmy' haa told you every
thing I guess there Is not much use of me
talking," was the comment of Mrs. Boyle.
GERMAN CROP IS vSH0RT
Condition of Wheat ad Rye Marh
Worse Thaa for Same Period
BERLIN. April M. The imperial crop
report for April IS ahowa the condition of
wheat and rye to be considerably worse
this year than for the corresponding period
of 1908. The dry. autumn' and the severe
winter are assigned aa the causes, but
the recent warmer weather, with satisfac
tory rainfalls, are expected to Improve pros
Lions and Buffalo Thick
on McMillan's Ju Ja Ranch
NAIROBI. British East Africa. AprU .
Theodore Roosevelt left Kapitl Plains yes
terday and w$nl to the ranch of Sir Alfred
Pease, on the Athl river.
Major M earns. Edmund Heller and J.
Aid en Lorlng, members of the Roosevelt
party went over to Sir Alfred's this morn
ing. George McMillan and F. C. Selous
are going to Machakos via the Pease ranch
Lions are reported numerous on Mr. Mc
Millan's Ju Ja ranch and there Is a herd
of U0 buffalo on Mr. Heatley'a ranch
where Mr. Roosevelt will hunt.
The weather here and at the Pease ranch
today Is cloudy and heavy rains fell last
night. The prospects of sport on the
plains are exceptionally good, owing to the
There have been no more oaaee of small
pox In ths Roosevelt caravan.
Colonel Roosevelt's first hunt waa favored
with fine weather, and he enjoyed the ex
perience Immensely. He bagged two wlld
beesle and a Thompson's gaselle. In one
WYOMING STIRRED BY DEED
Reported Confession of . Cowboy
Drives Ranchers from State.
GRAND JURY REPORT WEDNESDAY
Bvldenee Furnished by Herman
Brink May Resale in Indictments
Agnlnst Eighteen ' Promt.
' ?V . neat. M a. ' .
BASIN, Wyo., April 26.-(8peclal.)-Con-sternatlon
has been created in the Tene
sleep district by the report that Herman
Brink, a cowboy arrested for complicity
t" the Tcnslcep sheep camp raid. In
which Allemand, Bmgo and Bailer were
murdered, haa made a complete confession,
naming eight or ten other men who were
participants In the raid and the asslnatlon
of the three sheepmen. As a result of this
report two prominent ranchmen of the Ten
sleep country are reported to have hur
riedly fled the state and others It Is said
would go had not Sheriff Alston placed a
watch on them which will result In any at
tempt at flight affording Incriminating
The confession of Brink. It Is under
stood. Is to be the most Impoortant evi
dence vhlch will be laid before the district
court grsnd Jury ordered to report next
Wednesdys. It Is anticipated that this
evidence will result in indictments against
all of the eighteen men named and a re
suiting sensation which will astonish the
Ed. Eaton, the first man arrested for
complicity In the raid, refuses to discuss
Stabbed Girl Who
Refused to Elope
Mexican Then Pins a Threatening
Note to Body with Bloody
TOLt'CA, Mexico. April 26. Furious be
cause his sweetheart, Modesta Fuentas, re
fused to elope with him, Pedro Secunlno
stabbed her to death. Secudlno then wrote
a note saying he would do the same to
hla pursuers, which he pinned to the girl
by plunging his knife through It Into her
breast, and fled. He was captured and
placed in prison. Near the scene of tha
crime the murderer had written with his
fingers on the leaf of a Magus plant, with
the blood of the girl: "On April 20 there
was an execution here for jealousy."
Seounlno stabbed the girl sixty-two times.
respect Mr. Roosevelt was somewhat dis
appointed, as he had been anxious to secure
a Grant's gaselle. whose massive horns are
much Bought after for trophies. The hunt
lasted several hours and all the members
of the party were well tired out when they
returned to camp.
Smallpox is prevalent at Nairobi and two
caaea have developed among the portera at
Kapitl. These have been quarantined and
the strictest precautions are being observed
to prevent the spread of ths disease among
those attached to the Roosevelt party.
OYSTER BAT, N. V., April .-Instead
of remaining In Europe through next win
ter and traveling up the Nile In the spring
to meet the former president, Mrs. Theo-
dure fftoosevelt will return to this country
sbnut November 1. This announcement
wss made here today. Mrs. Roosevelt,
With Miss Ethel, Archie and Qjtntin, will
sail for Europe about July 1, and will
spend a month .with Miss Carew, Mrs.
Roosevelt's sister, at har villa near Rome.
Thence they will visit France
WALLS OF PALACE TO BE RAZED
Personal Guard to Be Reduced to
MUST MAKE GIFT TO NATION
Two Hundred Fifty Millions from
Private Fortune for Government.
SCHEFKET IS MAN OF HOUR
Lender of .the Army May Head New
Cabinet SaHaa's Brother Fa
vorite Candidate for Snc
eeealoB to Throne.
BERLIN, April XL The Constantinople
correspondent of the Lokal Anselger tele
grapha he learns ths sultsn of "Turkey will
be allowed to remain upon the throne, but
on condition that he glvs guarantiee against
a relapse to absolutelsm. These conditions
are as follows:
The walls of Ylldlx palace to be rased;
the barracks, at ITIldls. quartering XM0
men under the Immediate ordars ot the sul
tan, also are to be rased; In the future
there will be stationed at the palace a
guard of 100 men only, to be changed dally
and supplies from the different regiments
of the garrison slternately. In order to
make It Impossible for the sultan to bribe
them; the sultan must pay the expenses
of the expedition from Salontkl from his
prlvste fortune, snd, furthermore, the
sultsn, whose property Is largoly invested
abroad, must make a gift to the nation
of Su,000,ouo as the basis of the financial
regeneration ot the empire.
The correspondent sends also an inter
view with Enver Bay,' one of the military
leaders of the tonstttutlnnllsts, who said:
"Our satisfaction with our victory . la
overclouded by the loss we have sustained.
About 100 men have fallen, Including eight
"After fighting for hours, we reached
the long desired goal. Tho YUdll gar
rlson gave up Its arms voluntarily. We
have decided to leave these troops at-their
posts, as they are now perfectly harm
less.' There will be no further disturb
ances, as we are masters of the situation."
Asked what - would bo done with the
sultan, Envor Bey replied: ' ,
"That does not concern us soldiers, but .
now that our work la dons, the govern
ment must conduct negotiations with hint.
We are wholly at the disposal of the
government and will follow Its directions.
I am convinced everything will be mov
ing normally within two or three weeks."
f Schefket Maa 'of Hoar. ,.?fWV
CONSTANTINOPLE, 'April W.-The city
Is quiet this morning and la gradually'
sumlng Us normal sspsct. Ths declaration
of martial law and the faot that the con
stitutionalists are In full control promise
for the maintenance of order.
The question of what Is to be done to the
sultan n all probability will be determined
Schefket Pasha, commander ot the con
stitutional army. Is the man of tha hour.
The leading civil members of the Committee
of union and progress desire him to he
grand vizier In succession to Tewflk Pasha,
and he has been assured that a majority
of Parliament would Tdadly support a min
istry under his leadership In succession to
the Tewflk ministry which resigned today.
In reply to these proposals Schefket
Pasha said ths premiership afforded auch
splendid opportunity to ascertain tha po
licial developments of the country that he
would have refused to accept the honor had
it come to him under any other Circum
stances, hut that he would not accept U
while still leader of the army. To do so
would not accord with his Idsas of civil
and political liberty of acton.
Schefket Pasha is an Arab, and comes
from Bagdad. He haa lived for eleven .
years In Europe snd received bis military
training In Germany,
A court martial today sentenced five men
to death and they wil be shot , this after
noon. Strong Keeling Against Saltan.
A major of the guard at the Imperial
palace of Ylldla has confessed he was paid
16.100 to act with the palace conspirators.
The feellnir among the members ot Parlia
ment against the sultan remaining on the
throne la strong. Mohammed Rssohad
Effendi, the sultan's brother, la the
favorite candidate for the succession.
The parliamentary leaders have decided
to act as if there had been no interruption
to the parliamentary system. They will
support the cabinet precisely ss It was) be
fore the meeting of April 13, the day of the
mutinous outbreak on the part of ths local
garrison. There will be a pubUo session
of Parliament this afternoon in the palace
The committee of union and progress
has issued a statement denying the allega
tions attributing the recent ocuurrencee to
controversies between the political par
ties, and saying the march of the constitu
tionalists on the capital was undertaken
under the Influence of ths committee. The
ststement sets forth that ths tragle events
of the last fortnight wars provoked by
"wretches and vile personages, who were
Injured by the proclamation of the consti
tution. SoJdlers were corrupted with money
and incited to commit acts of ssvagery.
The holy mission of the army Is above
personalities. The committee wishes to
work for the general Interest and serve
The arrests of reactionaries anl religious
students continue, snd It Is estimated that
up to last night 4.000 such persons had been
The last burial of men who fell In ths
fighting of Saturday took place last tilgtit.
The dead number about 300 and the men
in hospitals do not reach the total of 80
Five thousand troops were taken prisoners.
Ylldls Oaard Gives Up.
The Ylldls garrison surrendered yes
terday to the constitutionalists. Ths
commanders of thus battalions began
sending In their submission to Mali,
moud Schefket Paxha last nlgUt
and the whole of the troops protecting the
palate gave their formal and unconditional
surrender shortly after dawn. Niacl tiey,
who waa railed tlte hero of the July revolu
tion. Is now in command of the garrison.
Sultan Abdul Ilaniid has been lierrrUtlftd
to stay within the walls of Ylldls Kiosk.
where yesterday, In company with bis
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