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VOT XXXVIII NO. 271.
OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1909 TWELVE TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Senator Bailey Conclude! Hit Speech
in Defenie of Validity of
CITIS NUEM0R0U8 "CEDENTS
jays This Form of T To More
Inquisitorial Tha l.
SENATOR SCOTT TALKS 1IFF
He Speaks of Effect of Pent
ure on South.
00RE TALKS ON DUTY ON COAL
rtkluhontn Senator ftnys CnJ Mlien
In West Virginia Are Paid No
More Tkaa TkoH la ova 8co
tlaDenlal hr F.lklns.
WASHINGTON. April 27 As the last
half of tils two-day speech, Senat r
Bailey devoted nearly three houra In the
senate today to a discussion of the legal
aspect of his Income tax amendment to
the tariff bill, citing numerous cases snd
ways to maintain the view that such a
law would be constitutional. lie was In
terrupted frequently by senators, who at
times offered objections to his position
or suggested authorities to sustain him.
The senate Was fully represented in the
audleme that accorded Mr. Bailey a hear
ing and the galleries were crowded.
Mr. Hrott spoke on tha tariff with espe
cial reference to Its effect on the south,
especially In his own state of West Vir
ginia. Mr. Gore of Oklahoma spoke In
denunciation of the protective tariff.
"Mr. President, I do not wish the sen
ate railed to order," said Senator Scott
of West Virginia upon beginning his
speech on the tariff today when Vice
President Sherman undertook to maintain
quiet in the chamber.
"I do not expect this argument to change
a vote," added Mr. Scott, "and conse
quently I am entirely Indifferent whether
senators retire to the lobbies or Indulge
In conversation, because I do not care
whether they listen to my remarks or not."
"Tha chair does care," replied Mr. Sher
man. Mr. Scott's remarks were listened to by
many enators who gave him strict atten
tion. He advocated protection.
Wages of Coal Miner.
Senator Oore of Oklahoma engaged both
Senators Scott and Elklna in a colloquy
concerning the wages paid American coal
miners. Mr. Gere declared be had been
reliably informed that In the rich Poca
hontas ooal mines of West Virginia the
wages were less than In Nova Scotia and
Rngland. This statement was denied by
Mr. Oore, Who stood at the front row of
the annate seats on the democratic aide,
figuratively looking over the body with his
sightless iryee.'f delivered , an impassioned '
denunciation of the protective tariff. Inci
dentally, he spoke of the treatment of coal
operatives, which he attributed to the tariff
snd which he declared was out of keeping
with the civilisation of tha day.
Referring to ths superior manner of life
of the American workmen, MY. Oora said:
"He earn the motey and this is ths
reason he recelt ea more for his labor."
Air. MeComber asked the senator from
Oklahoma how It happened that while, one
half to two-thirds of ths ooal miners of
this country are foreigners they were su
perior hens and not so In their own coun
tries. He answered his own question by
lying that It was the different conditions
tinder which they lived which was brought
about by the protective tariff in this coun
try that allowed then mlnrrs to make more
money and ot live better than while abroad.
"Poos the senator mean to intimate that
the republics u party has pursued a policy
which has turned over the. labor of our
coal mines to foreigners T" Inquired Mr.
Mr. McC'umber replied tret tha gates of
America have always swung inward to the
peepie rf the world.
Then reviewing political conditions. Mr.
Ocre, speaking In, dramatic tones, referred
1 la various Industrial conditions In the
Vfclttd States to show that the tariff had
nothing to do with tha prosperiy of ths
Taunlng the Oklahoma senator with hav
, ing been a populist In 1194. Mr. Scott asked
whether he had copies of his speech of
"Tea, I have thorn," replied Oora, "and
the question reminds me that I hav grown
wiser and that the senator from West Vir
ginia Is not too old to gain wisdom."
Marfler on Urrar Tas.
Cooaior Bailey today resumed his speech
begun yesterday on the income tax. He
sard the qustlon of direct taxation had
Mver been satisfactorily settled by tha con
tinental congress, by the federation that
followed, nor by the constitutional conven
Reviewing one case after another, Mr.
Bailey quoted from court opinions and
btrer authorities to substantiate his con
tention respecting the constitutionality of
an Interne tax. He then departed for a
tune from his pure! lgal argument and
launched Into a denunciation of men who
1 e said resist the Income tax as inqu'att'orlal
and calculated to make tho United States
a "nation of liars."
"That this tax la Inquisitorial," said Mr.
tialley, "Is true, but not more so than any
oilier tax. To compel me to tell tbe source
o( my Income, as Is done in the state In
nulch I live. Is as Inquisitorial aa to com
pel me to tell the amount of my income.
He Iben took up the plea that such a tax
wui: make us a nation of liars and said:
"I ail I not Insult the American people
by repeating that charge, but I will repel
H as aii unwarranted reflection upon our
leople. I do not think a aelf respecting
American ciUwn will lie to escape the pay
ment or a tax, and If f should find a man
who would commit perjury to escape tax
ation 1 would favor disfranchising him.
It may bo that rich men will tell a lie to
avoid paying an income tax. but I will not
ay to, although some of them say it of
MINISTER COMMITS SUICIDE
He. . V. Williams of Kankakee
Kills Himself While Mem.
Kt.VK.AKKK. 111., April IT Rsv. A. V.
W'Ulsms. pastor of the Christian church
here, committed suicide last night by
taking careelta asiJ while mentally de-
Roosevelt Party .
Ready to Start
on Long Hunt
Ex-President and Kennit Succeed in
Bringing Down Small Game
Both Appear Tired.
NAIROBI. British East Afrlcs. April 57.
Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermlt
had sufficiently recovered today from the
fatigue connected with their first shooting
trips and their Journey from Kaplti Plains
station to the ranch of Sir Alfred Pease
on the Athl river to go out shooting this
morning for small game. They were suc
cessful In securing a Grant's gaselle and
All the members of the Roosevelt party
are busy todsy sorting out their baggage
and making It up Into loads and otherwise
preparing to start on more extended hunt
ing expeditions. J. Aldsn Lorlng and Majir
Mearns cams into Kaplti station this morn
ing from the Pease ranch and set to work
making up loads from the baggage there.
They looked tired owing to the fatigue of
the last few days and the depressing effect
of the climate. Part of the Roosevelt camp
already has been established at ths Psass
camp; the remainder of ths caravan will
move over to this point tomorrow morning.
The Roosevelt party decided today to re
main for one week at the Pease ranch, and
with this stay In view a number of cases of
tores wore sent Into the American camp
The smallpox among the porters of the
Roosevelt caravan has been checked.
Ends with Long ,
Tour in Trolley
Naval Official! Visit Orchards and
Are Received by Crowds of
LOS ANOEWS, Cal., April 27The last
day of the Los Angeles celebration In
honor of the visit of Rear Admiral IJichl's
training squadron from Japan began at an
early hour this morning and will continue
uninterruptedly until midnight tonight. To
morrow the squadron sails for San Fransul
co. At 7 o'clock this morning, escorted by the
committee of prominent clUseos, Admiral
Ijlchl and forty of his officers departed In
a special car for an all day trolley ride
through the orange belt. The first stop ot
length was made at Axusa and tha party
visited the great orange and lemon or
chards In the region. Tha Japanese ad
miral and his principal officers were
photographed tn almost all manner ot at
titudes as they plucked the ripened oranges
from the trees. Mere the excursionists
were met by a large assemblage of school
children, who sang patriot 1o songu and
cheered the Japanese officers. Admiral
Ijlchl was especially delighted with this
The party reached Pasadena at noon,
where luncheon was provided . by the
Pasadena (Board of Trade and an automo
bile ride through the celebrated residence
portion of the city.
Boy Killed in
Base Ball Game
High School Student at Lamoni, la.,
Dead Following Collision
LAMONI. Ia., April ST. Leonard De
Long, a high school student. Injured while
playing base ball here Saturday, died this
morning. The Lamoni and Mount Ayr
lilgb school teams were ths contestants
and Da Long played seoond bass. He
collided with a baas runner bursting a
WELLESLEY SJUDENT IS HURT
Kepkmere Drops Two Stories Whan
Fire Escape She Was De
WELLED LEY, Mass., April 17. By the
breaking of a rope fire esoaps Miss
Jeanette Tandy of Vevay, Ind., a sopho
more at Wellesley college, fell two stories
and suffered serious injuries. Miss
Tandy was fulfilling the requirement
that each student make a descent of the
Unsanitary City Cause of
Turks' Woes, Says Omahan
"The extremely unsanitary iondttlons In
Constantinople were as much responsible
for the revolution In the Turkish cspltal as
anything alse. in my opinion, and If the
overthrow ot the sultan will result In
cleaner streets and fewer doga the revolu
tion will not have been In vain."
This Is the way R. R. Bradford, an
Omaha young man who has Just returned
from ths land of the Sick Man of Europe,
views ths situation, tie spent three days
In Constantinople about a month ago and
saya that he has been kicking himself ever
since the revolution started that he did
not atay in the capital of the Ottoman
empire and witness the "fun."
"Constantinople, while a beautiful city
from a distance, la the dirtiest city I ever
saw," said Mr. Bradford. "The people
there even know leas about street cleaning
than we do In Omaha, and, if anything,
their atreets are dirtier than oura. The
streets are not paved, except In ths Euro
pean quarter, and all garbage Is thrown
into the streets, where the S.uO.AOO or 1 000,
0M dogs that roam the city at will can
have their pick. Tbe rest is left there to
foment snd cause sickness. There Is
practically no sewage system, plumbing s
unknown and sanitation Is never thought
"These young Turks who started and car
ried oa the revolution have been to Parts
and other European cities and learned the
benefits of civilisation, so It was the
natural thing for them to 'start something
whan they get a good rhance. They were
mobilising outside ths city wben ws were
there a month ago, and we saw troops
practicing on level el drives we took out-
iPlde the city. representative of thi
FOR 1NC0NE TAX
Nebraska Member Proposes Amend
ment to Federal Constitution
to Make Law Plain.
FOLLOWS UP TALK BY MB, BAILEY
Refers to Attitude of Supreme Court
on This Proposition,
CUDAHY CASE IS PUT OVEB
Conference at Treasury Department
Besults in Postponing- Assessment.
MANY PUT IN CATTLE BIDS
T. B. MrPheraen flnyn He Cannot TJn.
del-stand Low Flareree at Which
Dealers Are Willing- to
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, April 27. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Senator Norrts Brown today intro
duced a Joint resolution to amend the con
stitution of the United States aa follows:
"The congress of the United States shaft
hare the power to' lay and collect taxes en
Incomes and Inheritances."
The Joint resolution comes at time)
when the Income tax discussion has boen
brought uppermost through an address of
Senator Bailey, which has extended over
the last two days, and Is to bo made the
vehicle for a speech on Incomes by Senator
Blown either tomorrow or the day follow
ing. . ..
"W can admit the arguments of Senator
Bal'.ey and other advocates of tho passage
of an Income tax law, but where doos It
get tit." Senator Brown asked today.
"Admitting the supreme court did seem
to approve an Income tax ur to Its last
dAK'Uilon on the matter, we now are con
fronted wtlh the fact that the court has
overruled that line of decisions and the
law la now the ruling of tbe latest deci
sion. "It does not seem entirely safe for us to
cci. elude that because the personnel of the
court has changed a reversal of the last
decision may bo expected. Tho law ought
to be based on a firmer foundation than a
cbange in the personnel of the court. I
am In favor of an Inoome tax and I am
In favor of making the constitution speak
so plainly in the matter that the supreme
oturt mar Judge such a law constitutional."
Postpone Cndahy Aasrsasaent.
At a conference at the Treasury depart
ment today by Secretary MacVeagh, Solici
tor of Internal Revenue Maddox and Acting
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Williams
It was decided to postpone the assessment
of HC.777 against the Cndahy Packing com
pany, levied on oleomargerlne, until the
company has hud a bearing before the de
partment. Tbe payment under the assess
ment was duo today. The .date of, hearing
has not yet been fixed. 4
Many Bidders on 8 took.
Bids were opened today fur heifers, cows
and mares for delivery at the following
Indian agencies In the northwest: Stand
ing Rock, . Cheyenne River, Lower Brule,
Pine Ridge and Rosebud. TheTe was a
very large attendance of cattlemen and
prices were low, considering the market
value of the live stock offered.
There were twenty-nlns bidders, nearly
three times as many as usually appear at
a letting ot this character. The price
ranged from to $29 per head for
t year old heifers, and from JM44 to $39.70
tor cows, and from $14 to $159 for mares.
Among the successful bidders were: W.
I. Walker, Council Bluffs; Rosa Rob
erts of Gordon, Neb.; D. R. Brown. Spring
Other prominent bidders were: A. D.
Merrtot, C. J. Hysham. of Omaha; & T.
Napper of Norfolk: "Hank P. Simmons,
Manderaon, B. D. ; F. M. Stewart, Buffalo
Oa p. S. D., and Smith Stephens of Fair
T. B. McPhe rsen, president of the South
Omaha live slock exchange, and a cattle
producer In Arlsona, Nebraska, Wyoming
and Montana, peaking of these bids, said:
"Prices were far below the present mar
ket value of animals offered, and I can't
understand how producers can afford to
furnish cattle and horses at the prices
MePherson on Dnty on Hides.
Of the fight being made in favor of duty
on hides Mr. MePherson said: "I cannot
see how the producers of cattle can stand
a further decrease in the value of their
(Continued on Second Page.)
young Turks csme on beard eur vessel and
welcomed us In behalf of the new move
ment telling us his people were especially
glad to welcome us because me came from
a republic and because they hoped to over
throw the despotic rule which has gov
erned them since the beginning of time,
Mr. Bradford, together with his mother,
Mrs. Frank Colpetxer and ' Mrs. Wilson
Ixiwe, took the trip through the Mediter
ranean on the White Star steamer Arabic
They will teturn the latter part of
June. There were Vout 600 Americans In
the party and they touched at many points
on ths European and African coast. Their
vessel was the only one flying the Amer
ican flag In the harbor of Constantinople
the three days they were there, excepting
the yachts kept by every foreign embaesy
Mr. Bradford said he thought the yachts
were kept by the foreign miniaters for
pleasure purposes, but he found out they
were maintained so the mlnlstesr could
make their "get away" In a hurry in the
event something might "break loose" In the
sultan's city, which has always been
The American party was shown through
the national treasury, where is kept the
crown jewels and court dress of all pre
ceding sultans. These Jewels are looked
upon as something sacred, but the de-
Vosnd sultan maiMd-ed to filch a few costly
ruble and other stones, replacing them
with glass, which be sold to secure money
to pay his troops to keep them loysl.
Jerusalem waa visited by the tourists.
and Mr. Bradford aays It looks Just like
the bible pk-tures and that the people live
on ths tourists.
MR. BRYAN AGREES
From Minneapolis Journal.
FORCED TO PAY BAD PAPER
New Confession by Million-Dollar
CBEDITOES KNEW OF MISDEEDS
Peter Van Vltsstaa-er ay He Con
fessed Crime to Prominent Capi
talists nod Re!d f rd In .
atrnments to Paw Them.
CHICAGO. Awi! 37. Peter . Vanvlls-
Inger, whose confession lsst winter to the
forgery of mortgages to the extent ot
$1,000,000 caused a great sensation, ex
ploded a bombshell In the bankruptcy oourt
he-e today when he stated that his confes
sion a few months ago was antedated by
four years by a confession made privately
to men who held leWKJO of his spurious
Van Vllaelnger waa brought back from
prison today to testify before Referee In
Bankrupcy Wean, who Is attempting to
locate the valid assets of the prisoner. '
Van Vllsslnger declared that In 1104 he
was compelled to confess to Maurice Roeen
feld, at that time a director of the now
defunct Chicago National bank, and Ber
nard Rosenberg, a real estate dealer, that
the mortgages bsld by them and valued at
$400,000 had been forged.
"They discovered some Irregularities in
ths paper In that year," said ths wjtnsss,
and cimt to tny office for a conference.
I admitted the forgeries and said: 'I will
go before the state's attorney, tell him just
what I havo related to you gentlemen,
plead guilty and go to prison like a man.'
'We want our money,' they said. 'I can
get It,' I told them, 'but I must dupe
others as I have duped you men.'
"We had another conference soon after,"
continued the witness. "Finally I proposed
to settle with them. I promised to pay
them from $1,000 to $6,000 a week. Alto
gether ultimately I paid them approxi
Hesold Hedeemed Paper.
"What became of the forged papers held
by these gentlemen and that - you can
celled?" was asked.
"I locked them In my safe."
"Did you resell them?"
"Tes; not all of them, though."
'Tld they promise not to expose you?"
"They came to my office regularjy for
the Installments, but said nothing - more
about my going before the state's attor
ney. I paid them interest at times. 'We
don't wsnt to know how you get the
money,' they told me at one conference,
held in December, 1904."
Maurice Rosenfeld Is a well known cap
italist and real estate dealer. He was a
director of the Chicago National bank and
the Home Savings bank, two ot the John
(Continued on Second Page.)
Many a woman
money by using
Bee Wan t Ads. Arc
you one of them?
Don't let. old things aocnmalate
aell them. Don't buy seroethlag
new when you can find a bargain
In one for which some one hna no
farther use. H max at no differ
ence what tt U a Uunry store,
Everybody reads the Bee
want ad pages. They are the
bargain hunter's beat hunting
ground. Buy or sell the
cheap little want adg certainly
do the businetta.
WITH THE TARIFF FARMERS OX ONE POINT.
No Rehearing for
Two Coopers in
Judge Hart Overrule! Motion for New
Trial and Defense Will Appeal .
to Supreme Court.
NABWVimS, Tenn., April J7.-Judge Wil
liam M. Hart today overruled the motion
for a new trial In the case of Oolonol Dun
can B. and Robin J. Cooper, recently con
victed ot the murder of former United
States Senator R. W. Carmack. The de
fense at once gave notice of an appeal to
the supreme oourt and waived the formal
sentence of twenty years In the peniten
tiary. Judge Hart In his opinion said:
"After giving due and 'careful considera
tion to all the reasons assigned in the mo
ton, the oourt is of the opinion that there
Is not ground for .setting aside the verdict
of the Jury and therefore tha motion la
"We will pray for an appeal to tha su
preme oourt," said Judge Anderson, "and
waive formal sentence."
"It Is granted," replied Judge Hart.
.."We aak for time to perfect our appeal
sad that the bond be fixed." said Anderson.
The same bondsmen qualified. After
court adjourned Judge Hart commented to
some friends upon the fact that the killing
of Iks Morse today by a young woman
who claims he had abandoned her waa the
tenth murder in this county sines the
Cooper trial began.
Name to Letter
Kansas City Man is Sent to Prison
for a Year for Writing to
KANSAS CITT. Mo., April 27.-Chstsr
M. Hamsheer In the federal court here
today pleaded guilty to the charge of sign
ing hla wife's name to love letters which
he wrote to a wealthy business man of
Atchison, Kan., and he was sentenced to
one year's imprisonment In Jail. Ham
sheer's "lore letter" correspondence with
the Atchison man extended over a period
of a year.
GIRL KILLS NASHVILLE MAN
He Coaldn't Throw Me Over and
live," Is the Explanation
NASHVILLE. Tenn., April ST.-Isaaa S.
Morse, a young business man was shot
and almost Instantly killed here by Ger
trude Douglas today. Ths young woman
escaped, but was a treated an hour later.
Miss Douglas said:
"Iks Msrse has ruined ms and he has
been going with me for the last nine years.
He couldn't throw me over and live.'
There were no witnesses to ths tragedy.
Danger of Strike in Coal
Mines Said to Have Passed
CRANTON, Pa.. April V. Aa agree
ment bat wen the anthracite mine owners
and the mine workers will be signed at a
mosotlng to be held la the Reading Terre
ll al building. Philadelphia, at t o'clock
Thursday, unless present plans fall. The
Trl-district convention of the union mine
workers will meet In the court house here
this afternoon to aot on the proposition al
lesdy agreed upon by the re pi sssutatlves
4f the men. This proposition was ratified
yesterday by the executive boards of the
three anthracite districts of the miners'
OMAHAN HEADS ARCANUM
Faul B. Harm Elected Grand Regent
of Nebraska by Order.
POWELL GETS SECRETARYSHIP
In - Clealng Session floral Arcannm
Names Many Omnhnns to Serve
as Grand Officers and
Paul B. Harm of Omaha, grand regent
S. A. Sanderson rf Lincoln, grand vice
Dr. A. S. Pinto of Omaha, grand orator,
Bemen C. Fox of Lincoln, past grand
George 8. Powell of Omaha, grand secre
B. A. Parmelee of Omaha, Grand treas
urer. C. H. Gerber ef Omaha, grand chaplain.
W. S. McKay of Omaha, grand guide.
X T. Young of Havelock, grand warden
George Brown of Unrein, grand sentry.
W. A. Foster of Omaha, S. W. Orton of
Weeping Water, W. C. 8 and bl ad of Omaha,
P. N. Reckard of Omaha, representative
of the supreme council.
H. II. Oompton of Cedar Rapids, alter
nate to supreme council.
A. H. Hippie ot Omaha, R. T. Robinson
of Cedar Rapids, II. S. King of Omaha,
standing committee on laws, appeals and
A. C. Reed of Omaha, 8. S. Teters sf
Omaha, Dr. Ralph P. Roberta of Fails
City, committee on finance.
Bemxn C. Fox of Lincoln, C. M. Rich ef
South Omaha, F. J. Norton of Omaha, com
mittee on state of the order.
These were elected officers of the grand
council ef the Royal Arcanus of Nebraska,
The council closed Us thirteenth annual
session Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock. The
meeting was held in Edward Crelghton In
stitute hall, and was one of the most spir
ited and well attended meetings held In the
thirteen years ot the grand council's his
tory. The proposition to hold the meetings bi
ennially Instead ef annually was voted
down and annual sessions will be held as
The grand council opened at 14 a. m.
with Grand Regent B. C. Fox of Lincoln
in the chair, Paul B. Harm as reading
clerk and George B. Powell as secretary.
Deputy Supreme Rngent Daniel R. Benedict
of Denver, represented the supremo coun
cil at the meeting and Installed the new
Uoeats of "No. J,0ft.
Ths gland council delegates were ths
guests of Union Pacific council No. lost
st a special meeting Monday evening, at
which a apeclal program of entertainment
waa given, following the business session.
Three new members wore initiated with
Impressive ceremonies by the uniformed
drill team of the Union Pacific council, in
cluding an officer of the regular army
(Continued on Seoond Page.)
anion. It Is expected the entire efternooo
will be taken up wttb organization of the
convention and that consideration of tha
proposition will not he begun until tomor
row morning. National President Lewis of
the union expects the convention to ad
journ early in the afternoon tomorrow, pos
sibly at noon, wtilch indicates that hdoes
not anticipate acy trouble in having tbe
delegates ratify the action taken by their
oommltue. Ths agreement provides for
the renewal of another period of three years
of the old agreetu it, with a few conoeev
aUaa ef hnenrtaaoa to be sulnarn.
ABDUL IIAMKD II
Sultan of Turkey Formally Deposed
by Order of Church, Army and
FETVA IN CAN0CIAL FORM
It Was Bead to Sultan by Shiek Ul
Islam in Person.
HIS BROTHER SUCCEEDS HIM
Prince Mehemmed Feschad Effendi
Formally Proclaimed Sultan,
OLD RULER IS A PRISONER
Held Captive by Yonns; Tor ha, Wks
re Snld to Have Removed
Ulm from the lap.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April t7.-Abdul
Hamld II, sultan of Turkey, was today de
posed from the throne of the Ottoman em
pire by hla subjects for his Interference
with the progress of popular government
under the constitution granted by him last
July and his brother, Mehemmed Reached
ttffendl now occupies the throne.
This change was decided upon by the
National assembly without a dissenting
vote and It was carried out with tha utmost
rapidity. The sultan la now a prisoner in
ths hands of ths young Turks and carefully
guarded by his captors.
The Bhetk-n-Islam, supported by the
principal personages of the higher church
administration. sued the fetva as the de
cree of deposition is called. It informed
Mehemmed Reschad Kffendl that he was
chosen sultan by the will of the church,
the will of the Parliament, the will ot the
army and the will of the people. It
admonished him to serve God and keep the
sacred lsw, as communicated by the
pro net. This Reschad humbly promised to
The fetva was prepared last night, both
Abdul Hamld and his brother, Prince
Reschad being Informed al an early hour
this morning. The Bhelk-UI-Islam It Is
said personally visited the sultan and read
him the decree. He Informed his majesty
that the question having ' been, put In
canonical form before the sheik and his
associates as to whether Abdul Hamld had
not forfeited the right to rule ever the
faithful, they had derided "yes."
Abdul bowed his head, saying: "It Is the
will of AJlah."
At a secret sitting of tha national as
sembly In the morning the decree was
read. It declared that Abdul Hamld II
must abdicate or be dethroned. The as
sembly unhesitatingly shouted "dethrone
A consisting of two senators and two
deputies thereupon visited the palace at
TUdts and communicated to. the sullaaibo
Abdul Hamln replied: . "I expected this, "
It Is fate. My only wish Is that the lives
of myself and family be safeguarded and
that I may realde at tho palace of Cliera
ghan, as I wish to die where I waa born."
Xeve Snltnn Notified.
A similar deputation proceeded to the
Dnlmabagtsche palace in Galata, and In
formed Mehammed Reschad Effendi of the
nation's wish. The newly proclaimed
sultan replied that he bowed to the will of
Later the assembly debated the mo
mentous question ot Abdul Humld's future
residence. The suggeatton ' that be be al
lowed to travel abroad was strongly op
posed, on the ground that It might cause
compllca;lons. It was finally decided that
he must remain in Constantinople.
At 2:30 In the afternoon a salute of twenty-one
guns announced the departure of
Mehammed Renchad Effendi to the Sara
akerat to swear fidelity to the constitution.
Had his successor followed the death of
tho sultan this, ceremony would have Oc
curred at the Top-Kapou palace, where the
relics of the prophet are preserved, but as
the succession ensued as the result pf the
dethronement of the ruler, the ceremony
was held at the War office.
ly la Orderly.
The city of Constantinople Is alive with
excitement and throngs fill the streets. A
number of arrests have been made, but the
change of sovereigns has been effected
without disorder of any kind.
A salute of 101 guns announcing ths end
of the reign of Abdul HamtJ and ths be
ginning ot that of Mohemmed' luffendl was
fired at 2:30 this afternoon.
U Is reported here that the sultan has
been removed from the Imperial palace of
Ylldls and conveyed across Uie Boaphorua
to a point in Asiatic Turkey,
Among those who have been arrested
under orders ot ths military dictatorship
are Prince Sabah Eddlne, a nephew of tho
aullan, and all the members of his family.
The prince has, been a leader of the Young
Fifty Turkish officers have been arrested
at Krieroum by their troops and dis
patched under esoort to Trehltond.
The exact significance of this action It
not yet clear, but It Is feared It means the
beginning of a levolt of the provincial
troops against the Young Turk officers.
Last of Palace Gaard.
Yesterday afternoon witnessed the final
act In the sl.se of ths Ylldlz, General BVhtf
ket, commander of the constitutionalists,
overawing tha Albanians into surrender.
This force, which waa composed of ZOO
men, was stationed In the Imperial palace.
The Albaniana did not fight last Satur
day, but persistently refused to lay down
their srris. General Schefket sent up a
strong body of Macedonians and six field
pieces were placed In a, prominent position
above the palace. Other guns were dis
posed over the neighboring heights while
the troops commanded sll the approaches..
The red flag continued, however, to fly
defiantly until 2 o'clock, when the watch
ers saw it dropping slowly down ths flag
pole, making place for the white token of
surrender. A few minutes later a crowd
of fugitives were seei, pouring down the
dusty road, leading to Beshlmtash. where
they were fastened together with ropes
and conducted under a military esoort to
the headquarters of the commission of
Ten Thousand Prisoners. "
The prisoners included domeslli s, eunuchs,
pages, secretaries snd practically ths en
tire male staff of the palats, as well aa
the amous Fiutillers. the spoiled proteges
ef the sultan. Their commander was ar
rested In disgnise at Galata and severely
handled aad subjected tn '-Tffs-f'ln Ths
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