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The Omaha Daily Bee
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iretter In the. west, because It goes
to the homes of poor and rich.
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OMAHA, ' MONDAY MOKNING, MAY 17, 1000.
SIXULK COPY TWO CENTS.
Financial Community is Encouraged
by Progress of Busine" d In
METAL TRADES Ai TIVE
Evidence! of Improvement ""n
One; Injures One
Sessions Will Began at Ten O'clock in
Hope of Expediting Tariff
MAN OF THE HOUR
Commander of Constitutional Army in
Turkey Central Figure in
MILITARY MEN ABE AMAZED
Skill with Which He Handles Troops
Marvel of Foreign Experts.
CABINET DEPENDS UPON HIM
Anton Novak, Father of Six Children,
Dies from Burns Received in
"INSURGENTS"' CAUSE DELAY
ORDERS FOR IRON AND '.
Some Fear that Part of Buyin li by
FOREIGN INFLUENCES FAVORABLE
Stork Market for the Week la
Animntert mnd Make an
Occasional Show of
NKW YORK. May 1.-A feeling of confi
dence over the progress of business and
Industrial development prevailed In the
financial community lat week. That events
were shaping towards a restoration of proj-
lerlty was the general conviction, in nu
securities and money markets, the effect of
this conviction made Itself felt, but was
f) tempered by the extent to which tho antlci
pitlon of this condition had already gone In
the speculation. Hence the unevenlng.
Irregular price movement which left the
tone of the stock market confused and un
certain Evidences of btlncss Improvement came
from practically all tectlons. Special Im
portance was attached to the. advices from
the metal trades. Tho April statistics of
the Copper Products association showed
that vhe deliveries had taken care of all
but less than l.ono.000 pounds of the month's
production, while the rate of production
was fully maintained over all previous
months. Reports of continued heavy sell
ing of refined copper promised a turn In
the tiavy accumulation of surplus stocks
of copper which has been going on for
months and depressing the market and the
outlook for that metal. Insufficient specu
lative condition In the stock market caused
tire copper securities themselves to sell off
on the publication of this encouraging ex
hlblt, owing to the large buying of those
stocks which has been donen anticipation
of this showing. Iron and steel trade
authorities gave testimony to the growth of
sounder conditions In that and growing
hopefulness over the future. There waa,
however, some apprehension In this trade
that recent buying represented, to some ex
tent, speculation and . a stocking up for
future needs that Would leave a dull .period
to follow In the trade. .
Condltlona governing the crop prospects
were regarded as little Improved, owing tn
the state of the weather. Returns of rail
road , earnltigsrndlcatedfj-expansions .;n
freight trarric. r;xpanmng Dank ciearmgs
and an Increasing supply of mercantile
piper' offered to bankers were another In
dex of the reviving tendency of trade.
Foreign Influences Favorable.
' Influences from abroad were favorable,
& the London market taking encouragement
from the large applications for the London
county council loan arid embarking on att
animated speculation in Kaffir mining
stocks. The restricted scope of the strike
of French government employes and the
evidence of control of the situation by the
authorities quieted an anxiety that more
sinister events might grow out of that dis
turbance. The stock market of the week was ani
mated and made an occasional show of
decided strength. The advances were so
I broken by reactions, however, and the pcr-
altl'titf rimAt vum an cnnffni.fi within n few
atoeks that a close analysis of price move
ments In details shows a long list of im
portant securities that were little changed
by the week's operations. The coaler
supplied the sensational feature of the mar
ket and gave It the most of Its buoyancy
and strength. The spectacular rlae In this
group was not accounted for by any actual
happening, but by abundant rumors al
leging a project to disappropriate the coal
properties and distribute the proceeds to
stockholders of the railroads. The restraint
on the general price movement argued a
Y large speculative liquidation. The motive
high level to which prices have attained,
compared even with the past periods of
speculative inflation. The average price
level Is computed to exceed any touched
Since January of 1907. The buying which
has brought about these high prices Is
founded on banking credit to an impor
tant degee. Ioans of the New York clear
ing house banks are close to1 the highest
figures In the history of the Institution.
Mercantile demands for banking facilities
are growing and great corporation loans
remain to be provided for. Lenders rf
money for fixed periods are raising Inter
est rates In anticipation of the overwelgh
ing of future demands measured to the
Supply. Diversion of money for such needs
would prompt withdrawals from employ
ment for speculation and might force sell
ing of stocks.
LENIENCY PLEA FOR HAINS
Petition ftlaaed by Members of Jury
Will Be Presented te
NEW TORK, May It. A petition. for
clemency, signed by the members of the
Jury which convicted Captain Peter C.
Hains Jr. of manslaughter In killing Wil
liam E. Annls may be presented to Justice
Uarretson on Monday.
MII.O B. STIK AttH'ITTED
Sloaa Kalis Physician Charged with
Masilasshter Xet CJallty.
SIOUX FALLS, t. D.. May l.-(8ieelal
Telegram. ) A verdict of acquittal waa re
turned by the Jury In the case of Dr. Mllo
). Hline of Crooks, 'near Sioux Falls, who
was charged with manslaughter in the sec
ond degree In connection with the death of
Mrs. William Crooks, a young woman
patient, who died aa the alleged reacult of
an operation performed by Dr. Stlne, and
Which. It waa charged, waa of a bungling
character. The trial of the case consumed
several days. It going to the Jury late
Saturday evening. Dr. Stlne himself took
The witness stand and testified In his own
tiehalf, being the last Witness for the de
fense. The parents of the dead woman
engaged special counsel to assist In the
prosecution in the case. It waa bitterly
contested at every stage, experts from Chi
cago flaying a part In the defense.
.Anton Novak, 40 years of age, laborer at
the American RmalMti. mnA inftrtlnff trim.
pany plant, died at a hospital early Sunday
morning from burrs received all over his
Douy Saturday evening from spattering
molten copper. The man's home was at
1717 South First street, where his wife and
six children live.
Another laborer, .in Italian named Mark
Woolslmck, who Is number 6-X8 on the com
pany's imvroll and lives at flooth Vlnth
street, was also painfully burned at the
same time. He Is now at the Clark won
hospital. Dr. A. B. Homers, the company
physician, says that he will recover from
his burns, which are only on his face, arms
and hands. He Is 24 years of age and un
married. . Coroner Heafey took chara-e of th hrvtv
of Novak and will hold an Inquest at 10
o clock thin morning. The funeral Is to be
The accident, as the result of which one
man Is dead and the other I n the hnanltnt
occurred In the copper room of the smelt
ing plant between 8 and 9 o'clock Saturday
night. Both men were working near each
other and skimming the llould metal. t
spattered suddenly from an unknown cause,
according to Information secured by the
coroner, and frightfully burned both men.
Novak s burns were so severs and exten
sive that he became almost a munl.c h.
fore he died. Hs died at S IS o'elnrk Ron.
The dead man la said tn have h.n
old employe at the smelting plant.
NEBRASKA JOINS VETERANS
New Department Is Reported to
Commander of Spanish War
HARTFORD, Bonn., May 18. Commander-in-Chief
Charles W. NeWton of
the United Spanish War Veterans has la
sued an order revoking the appointment
of Walter Vincent of Vallejo, Cal., as
aide-de-camp on the staff of the commander-in-chief
and appointing J. D.
Jones of Pasadena, Cel., Robert A. Dore
mua of Brooklyn and Frederick C. Kueh
nic of New York to the same post. Amon
new departments reported la one In Ne
braska. HONOR FOR OMAHA WOMAN
Mrs. I,. M. Harford Elected President
f Missionary Association of
' I'. B. Chorea..
CANTON. O.. May . The bord of
trustees of the Woman's Missionary asso
ciation of the United Brethern church, has
chosen Mrs. L. M. Hsrford of Omaha as
John O. Milter.
EDGAR, Neb.. May IS. (Special.) A
dreadful accident occurred here Friday by
which John Q. Miller, the waterworks en
gtneer, waa Instantly killed. He was In the
englnev room alone and It Is supposed as
he waa oiling the machine his left sleeve
caught In. the coga of two large wheels
and his left arm was drawn IS and
crushed to the shoulder and bis left
shoulder snd side was also crushed In be
tween the wheels. He waa discovered by
his wife who went to call him to dinner Ft
noon. She gave the alarm and neighbors
came and removed the body from the ma
chinery. Mrs. A. M. I.adnlg.
ARLINGTON, Neb., May 16. (Special.) -The
funeral of Mrs. A. M. Ludwlg, who
died In an Omaha hospital, will be held at
the Congregational church Sunday after
noon. Rev. Mr. Flook of Omaha, will of.
flclate. Mrs. Ludwlg waa a church worker
and leaves many, friends besides a husband,
children and relatives. .Interment in the
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. May 16Jamcs
Roach, a member of the Jasper county
delegation In the Mts&nurt general assembly,
died here today of pneumonia. Mr. Roach
lived in Joplin. where he was prominent tn
mining circles. . -''
Aeensed by Woman Homesteader.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May M. (Special.)
A sensation has been created in the region
lying along the border between North and
South Dskota, In the extreme northwestern
part of the state, by the arrest of a home
steader named Clarence Hanklna on com
plaint of Mrs. A. M. Brigs, a widow, who
is living on a homestead In the vicinity
of that owned by Hanklna. She charges
the defendant with attacking her. Although
several hundred women are holding home
steads In that and other parts of South
Dakota and adjacent territory In North
Dakota, this is the first time any of them
have complained that they have been mo
lested in the least.
Wrmaa Aaala Steward.
YANKTON, 8. D.. May 16. (Special Tele
gram.) Frank D. Wyman, formerly, a
bteward at Yankton, has been appointed
steward at the State Hospital for the In
sane In place of J. E. Srhleuter of Aber
deen by the State Board cf Charities and
Corrections In session here.
Honors for Memory
of John Witherspoon
WASHINGTON. May 16-Btgnal honors
will be paid to the memory of John With
erspoon, the noted Scutch Presbyterian
clergyman, once president of Princeton uni
versity, signer of the Declaration of Inde
pendence and member of the Continental
congress, whea a statue of Aim will be
dedicated here on Thursday next. The oc
casion will be distinctly a Presbyterian af
fair and many of the moat prominent mem
bers of that faith will be present.
The statue, which Is to be on Connecticut
avenue In' front of the church of the
Covenant, represents a tall man of erect
pose and striking face, wearing the garb of
a clergyman of the revolutionary period,
holding a book In his hand. It was de
signed by William Cooper of New York
It waa through the efforts of the lata
Rev. Trunls 8. Hamlin, for twenty years
Committee Has More Trouble Dealing
with Them Than with Democrats.
DEPEW WILL SPEAK TODAY
Tomorrow Senator Bacon Will Crit
icise the Sugrar Schedule.
Senator Bailer Will Continue to
Press It for a Vote, bnt
Haa Little Hope of
WASHINGTON, May Id-Beginning to
morrow the dally sittings of the senate will
commence at 10 o'clock In the morning. The
hour has been advanced In the hope of ex
pediting final action on the. tariff bill by
more rapidly disposing of the long speeches
as well as of the detailed discussion of the
various disputed schedules. The considera
tion of the measure has developed greater
opposition on the part of a dozen or so of
republican senators than was extiected, and
tho supporters of theblll feel that every
osslble effort must be made to exhaust
their criticism and bring the bill to a vote.
So far, however, they have received no
encouragrement from the "Insurgents." and
the republican leadsrr are quite In the dark
as to when the end may be reached. In
deed they are finding less difficulty on
that point in dealing with the democrats
than In dealing with the Independent repub
leans and the opinion la freely expressed
that but for this antagonism a day might
soon be set which would decide the fate
of the measure.
Depew Speaks Today.
The discussion this week will deal with
the various paragraphs which have been
passed over, but there will be a few
speeches on the genaral tariff question,
Including one by Senator Depew, which
probably will be delivered tomorrow. Sena
tor Clay has prepared and will deliver,
probably on Tuesday, an elaborate speech
criticising the sugar schedule and under
taking to show thst It Is In the interest of
the sugar combination. The rasor schedule
will receive first attention tomorrow and
Senator Simmons will continue his efforts
to have the rate lowered.
Senator Balloy will continue ro press his
demand for a vote on the Income tax as a
feature of the tariff bill, but It Is an open
secret In the senate that he Is not now
nrly so confident of a successful result
of such a vote as he was in the beginning
of the agitation. Indeed, he has confided
to some of his friends his conviction that
aoroe of the advneates of such a tax have
eral opinion amon gthe supporters of the
Income tax policy Is that the cause in the
senate has been materially weakened by
the decision of the president not to press
for the tax. At any event it Is not proba
ble that a vote on the question will be
reached this week.
In the house, an attempt will he made
to pass the Philippine tsriff bill on Mon
day and the Porto Rico bill on Thursday.
The latter measure will be reported to
morrow. Both bills wlB arouse discussion,
but it Is not believed there will he any
stubborn opposition to either, and the com
mittee having them In charge are confident
of disposing of each after a day of debate.
IOWA MAN KILLED BY GAS
B. H. A, ninnlnarsen of Lyons Fonnd
Dead at the Home of a
CHICAGO. May 16. B. H. A. Hinnlngsen,
82 years old. a retired real estate dealer
of Lyons. Ia., was found dead of acci
dental asphyxiation today In his roem at
the home of Louis K. Boysen, a Chicago
friend, to visit whom he came here yes
terday. May Electrify Railroad.
LAKE CITT. Ia., May 16.-(Special.) '
President' Loring of the Fort Dodge-Dee
Moines & Southern Railway company was
In Rockwell City, a town 'just north of
here, yesterday, and left with the Business
Men's association a proposition looking to
the electrifying of the company' line be
tween Rockwell City and Fort Dodge Junc
tion, a distance of twenty-five miles. They
propose to complete the work provided s
guarantee of 20,noo be paid upon the com
pletion of the road and the operation of
A committee of business mer from Rock
well City will gp ovtr the line Saturday
as far aa Cowrie to place the matter be
fore Ihe people and learn what the senti
ment Is in regard to offering encourage
ment to ihe project. Rockwell City people
want the line and will do their share
Xorwearlans Celebrate Day.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May 16. (Special.)
Thousands of Norwegian residents of
South Dakota will tomorrow gather at a
number of points and suitably celebrate
May 17, which is known aa Norwegian In
dependence day. At all the points where
celebrations will be held elaborate prepara
tions have been made for the event, which
will be a red letter day In the history of
the Norwegians of South Dakota.
pastor of the church of the Covenant, that
the statue has been made a reality. Among
the prominent persons who contributed sub
stantially toward the erection of the monu
ment are Mrs. John Hay of this city,
widow of ths late secretary of state; Mrs.
Btephen B. Elkins, wife of the senator
(from West Virginia; Representative Wl 11am
B. McKlnley of Illinois. Mrs. Andrew
Carnegie. John Wanamaker and John A.
Converse of Philadelphia, former Secretary
of State John W. Foster, John V. Farwell
of Chicago, Mortis K. Jessup, John 8. Ken
nedy and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Parsons,
all of New York City, and others.
Tha principal oration will be delivered
by Prof. Wood row Wilson, president of
Princeton university. James Bryce. the
British ambaaaador, will deliver aa ad
dress entitled "Scotland's Contribution to
From the Philadelphia Record.
OMAHAN'S FAMILY IS SAFE
W. W. Gregory, Armenian, Gets
Letter from Brother at Cis.
DETAILS OF STRUGGLE IN EAST
Letter Tells of Ten Days Siege Near
Adann, When Women and Chil
dren Carried Off Were
That all of the members of his Immedi
ate family had survived the Armenian mas
sacres was the cheering word brought yes
terday to K. K. Krlkorian (Gregory) an
Omaha Armenian, in a letter from his
brother. Of all his numerous relatives
only one met death. The mother-in-law
of his sister was killed by the nomads
while she was one her way with over sev
enty others from the little town of Cls to
Adana to attend a congregational confer
ence. Of the entire party not one was left
alive by the Moslems.
The letter is the first message Mr. Greg
ory has received froii his relatives inec
ths fiuteehefy began. Zh brotnar explains
that after the massacre began the authori
ties refused to allow the Armenians to
send any mall outside toe city except
merely the word that they were well.. News
of injuries or details of tha inuabacre were
Mr. Gregory relatives live at CK -vhlch
Is about forty' miles from Adana, tho seat
of the trouble. The town was well located
to resist the invaders, beins at the base of
a high mountain and appro unable from
only one side.
Women Are Rescued.
His brother says 30.000 nomadic Kurds at
tacked the town five or sU tlrr.es, but
were driven off. However, women nr.d
children, even infants, were kiued or car
ried off. The day the letter was written
cavalry, which had been sent as relief,
had brought in 40U Armenian women and
children who had been recovered from
their Moslem captors. For ten days
a in l.i
cnristians were held in their houses In l.i
sit go. The mpn of Mr. Gregory's faintlv
gathered In the women and children and
the poor of the neighborhood and stood at
the doors and windows with their rifles to
keep the Moslems back. Hundreds of
women, children and wounded were pl.vMd
In (Vie monastery for safety. The la:ter,
which aa dated April 23, says:
Details of Struggle.
"For the hist ten days our city has been
surrounded by nomadic tribes. In all the
small towns around the city there la not a
ChrlsSan left. Children a year old fcnd
women have been killed. The city has
been attacked by the nomadic tribes, num
bering 30,000, five or six times. We pro
tected ourselves and pushed them back.
Under the constitution of last July the Ar
menians all bought guns. We put the
wounded, children and women, and tha
cowardly men, In the monastery, and the
rest of the men protected the city. There
was a conference of the congregation In
Adana about the time the attacks began,
snd seventy-eight men and women from
here were on their way there. They were
all butchered. Among those killed was our
minister and sister's mother-in-law. We
don't know Just how many were killed, be
cause we are cut off from the outside, but
la Is estimated there were about 20,000.
"Yesterday the cavalry came to town
and are hunting up the women and chil
dren who have been carried away, and u.-e
bringing them to the city. Today they
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Are you going to
move in the spring?
Why move a lot of
things you won't
want in the new
Most really wise people who
think about moving prepare for the
ordeal by looking around to see
w hat they would like to sell. Then
they write out a want-ad telling
about them and put the ad in The
It's a sure way to clean out
the things that you don't want
to move a money maker, too.
That's one reason why there
are so many bargains on The
Bee want ad page. Have you
read them yet, today!
Fire and Wreck
Proof Train for
Steel Cars Sent to Carry Business
Men Who Leave Today for
In a solid train of steel Pullman cars a
hundred Omaha business men from the
Commercial club. Grain exchange and
South Omaha Live Stock exchange leave
at 7:30 o'clock this morning for a week's
trip through western Iowa. They will stop
at 120 towns, give five moving picture
shows, a number of band concerts, over
100 street parades and travel about 1,000
miles, returning to Omaha Sunday.
The train for the excursionists wss made
up In Council Bluffs yesterday, the Pull
iran compnny sending J. C. Patterson,
superintendent of the Northwestern dis
trict, out from Chicago to assist In secur
ing the equipment. Some of the cars are
tW mt-raagnttloent In-be, ewrvloev of ths
company, the observation car being bor
rowed from the Santa Fe limited, while
another car is on Its first trip.
Vtn Fuller, chairman of the trade exten
sion committee; Commissioner J. M. Guild,
the Pullman officials and railway men
worked all day Sunday putting the final
touches to the excursion. The Nebraska
Telephone oompuny Installed twenty-five
Instruments on the train, while' the excur
sionists piled the largest baggage car In
the possession of the Northwestern railway
full of advertising matter.
Conductor Baboock of the Pullman com
pany, who has conducted the Omaha trade
excursions for many trips, arrived last
evening to tske charge of the train for the
Iowa trip and secured a large number of
the Pullman employes who were with the
party lait year on the western trip.
Clement Chsse, editor of the Western
Banker, hHS been named chairman of the
reception committee nd will care for the
social stunts which the Omahans will do.
One of thu first will be to meet the com
mittee of eleven frrm Ames, which will
meet the Omahans st Boone Tuesday even
ing. PLAN FOR CHINESE ROADS
Representatives of Banking; Institu
tions Arranste Working Agree
ment as to Funds.
BERLIN, May li. Representatives of
the German Asiatic bank, the Hong Kong
and Shanghai banking corporation, and
the Banque Ue L'Indo-Chine met In Ber
lin today and arranged a settlement of the
pending controversies concerning Chinese
railroad concessions. It was decided that
the German group of bankers nominate a
chief engineer for the 40S miles of road
to beullt In the province of Hupjeh,
while the Enillsh group wtll designate an
engineer for the Hankow-Canton line.
When the road is lster prolonged to
Chengtu, either the French or the English
will name an engineer. German, English
and French groups will participate equally
In furnishing supplies for these roads.
The loan of $27,500,000 will be raised In
equal parts by the German. Englidh and
French banks mentioned and the bonds
will be Hated In Berlin. Paris and London.
The scheme of settlement embraces cer
tain emendations In agreement with the
Chinese government for better control of
the manner of apendlng the proceeds of
Long-Distance Wireless for
t, United States Warships
WASHINGTON, May 1.-Experts of the
United Statea navy are bending every rf
fort towards perfecting wireless equipment,
both telephone snd telegraph, for use by
the vessels of the navy and the naval
shore stations. The military authorities
also are carefully Investigating this sub
ject through the Signal corps. Both the
navy and the army will be represented at
a series of experiments to begin about
June IS at Brant Rock, Mass., where a
high-powered wireless station has been
erected by a concern which Is endeavoring
to secure the work of building snd equip
ping t 900-foot tower In Wsshlngton with
high-powered wireless Instruments and fur
nishing two sets of combined telephone and
telegraphic apparatus for ships.
The specifications set forth by the navy
department Include a wireless telegraph
ower apparatus with a .J.000 mile radius
capable of working In all kinds of weather
and under all kinds of 'conditions, with
THOMAS A. CRE1CD IS DEAD
Pneumonia, Due to Exposure at 0. A.
. E. Meeting, the Cause of Death.
ILLNESS BEGAN FIVE DAYS AGO
Relapse of Saturday More Than Vet
eran Could Stnnd, and He Passed
Avray Knrly Sunday
Thomas A. Crelgh died at his home, 112
North Thirty-second avenue, nt 7:46 Sun
day morning after an Illness of but five
days of pnoumonla.
Mr. Crelgh was taken 111 with a cold
while attending the department encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic
at York, Neb., Wednesday of last week.
His illness at the time was not thought
to be serious, but upon the advice of a
physician he relumed home Wednesday
evening, accompanied by Captain H. E.
Palmer. Symptoms of pneumonia began to
develop and- Mr, Crelgh gradually grew
A wprse after Ms arrival home. There were
some Indications of Improvement Saturday,
and. It was hoped that he would be able
to weather the attack. But a relapse set
In Saturday night and he sank rapidly
until his death Sunday morning.
The funeral arrangements have not yet
been completed, being dependent upon the
probability rf his aged and only surviving
slater of Mercersburg, Pa., attending the
funeral, but It will be held Tuesday or
Wednesday afternoon from the home.
The services will be under the direction
of the Nebraska department of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
Past Commanders to Attend.
All of the surviving past department
' commanders of Nebraska now In the state
will be present, having so signified their
Intention by wire 8unday afternoon. They
are: 8. J. Alexander of Lincoln, H. E.
Palmer of Omaha. C. E. Adams of Su
perior, John A. Elirhardt of Sutton, Thomas
J. Majors of Peru, A. V. Cole of Juniata,
John E. EvanB of North Platte, John Reese
of Broken Bow, R. S. Wilcox of Omaha,
C. F. Steele of Falrbury, Iee S. Estelle
of Omaha, Harmnn Bioss of Lincoln, John
Itt of York, John R. Mixon of Minilen.
EH A. Barnes of Grand Island and the
new department commander, L. L. Rich
ards of Fremont.
Grant post No. 110 will have Immediate
charge of tha services, of which post Mr.
Crelgh was former commander and one
cf its most active and beloved members.
The Women's Hellef corps and ladles of
the Grand Army of the Republic will par
ticipate In the services, as will also repre
sentatives of the Masonic fraternity.
It was the written wish of Mr. Crelgh
that his funeral should be simple snd that
he should be buried by the Grand Army.
Valiant as a Soldier.
Thomas A. Crelgh was born in Mercers
berg, Ps., sixty-nine year ago.
He enlisted aa a member of Company C.
lth Pennsylvania volunteer Infantry, dur
ing the early days of the civil war. lie
cause of his special qualifications aa a
telegraph operator he was detailed Into the
Initial organisation of the telegraphic corps,
which was the foundation of the signal
service. He wss Immediately attached to
the headquarters of the commanding gen
eral of the army of the Potomac and was
In constant and confidential touch with
Generals McClellan, Burnslde snd Hooker.
(Continued on Second Page.)
absolute security and Impregnable against
Interference. Ths ships' telegra(h appa
ratus must be capable of sending 1.000 miles
and receiving 3,J0 miles with telephone
apparatus for sending and receiving 2n0
miles. In the experiments the battleships
Connecticut and Michigan, which will be
at sea with the Atlantic fleet participating
In the summer maneuvers will Uke part.
They are being equipped with apparatus
having a sending range off 2.000 and a re
ceiving range of 1,000 miles.
The army's greatest interest ilea in the
wireless telephone. Brigadier General Al
len has at his disposal about f30,un0 to be
used for purchasing apiratus for the
Extensive use Will be made of wireless
telegraphy during the Atlantic fleet's sum
mer maneuvers. The torpedo boats which
will participate in the maneuvers are being
equipped with apparatus capable of a ra
dius pf 200 miles. Only a few of this class
of vessels now have wireless equipment.
Takes Pains to Dispel Feeling that
Ho is a Dictator.
WOMEN ABE TAKEN FROM HAREM
Elaht Wives of Abdul Haasld Are
Removed to Seraghe Palace,
Which Has Been Vacant
CONSTANTINOPLE, May lfi.-Mahmoud
Schefket Pasha, commander of ths Turkish
constitutional forces, both land and sea, Is
the man most frequently In the thoughts
of thoje nbrervlng or dealing with ths con
fused politics of the day In Turkey. He
Is the one quiet flgute upon whom rests the
preservation of order, snd ths civil branches
of the government look to him to Impose
their liberal rule upon the (empire and to
deal promptly with persons who are factors
dangerous to the state.
The skill snd celerity with which General
Schefket brought the third srmy corp
and part of the second army corps before
Constantinople and occupied the capital has
amaxed the foreign military men here. Be
sides those attached to the embassies,
seven officers came from German and five
British officers from Egypt to observe the
develoi ment of the csmpsign. They have
not ceased tn discuss the details of the
constitutionalist commander's arrange
ments. Wonld Dispel Mystery.
General Schefket has been something of
a man of mystety, which Impression he lias
been taking trouble In recent days to re
move. He has called In succession during
Lthe last week upon every ambassador and
minister In Constantinople and upon those
Turkish subjects holding -high positions,
such as the Greek patriarchs and tho
American bishop, representing the vacant
patriarchate. Ha has tslked modestly upon
political sffalrs snd the relation of the
army to the government, possibly with the
idea of checking the spreading notion that
he is virtually dictator . snd that ha and
parliament are near to a rupture. ;
Speaking on this subject today. General
"The army Is merely an Instrument of
civil power. The srmy snd I ss an officer
In It derive our authority to establish order
from the national assembly., The army-Is -a"
finger 'of parliament only,' , and works
under the will of the cabinet."
The general had an hour's talk with Hllni!
Pasha, the grand' vlsler. yesterday, at the
conclusion of which he said:
'The grand vlsier and I are In perfect ac
cord." Ijiter In conversation he said:
"We have olwtacles to overcome In our
progress towards free and stable Institu
tions. I have hope that we will rlae above
Punishment for Guilts'.
The dlstordcrs In Adana province, Gen
eral Schefket said, were In process of solu
tion. The court martial there could he
trusted to make a thorough Investigation
and provide adequate punishment for the
guilty. The agitation In the Fourth army
corps at the headquarters In Erserum had
ceased, most of the mutineers snd desert
ers having been arrested. In conclusion.
General Schefket said:
"We desire very miich to have the -oo'l
will, sympathy and moral support of ;iie
Americans In the present movement toward
General Bchefket's whole day after 9
o'clock In the morning is allotted to mili
tary business. He Is a tall, wide-shouldered,
thin Arab of Bagdad, with some Ger
man blood. He Is a man of extreme com
posure, only his eyes shins like those of
"Some of the members of the committee,
said Bauf Bey, one of three who repre
sented the Young Turks' committee In the
navy, "before the advance on Constanti
nople, doubted whether Genersl Hcnefket
was the man for the work ahead. He ess
so still, so tranquil, so silent; but what a
man he Is; wheat energy, what Intsllect,
what disinterested motives. To him the
cause Is everything; he thinks noth'ng t.f
Women Taken from Harem.
Eighty women from Abdue Hamld's
harem, richly dressed and veiled, were
driven in carriages today, under ths sscort
of four eunuchs and a troop of cavalry,
from the Ylldis to the ancient Seraglio
palace, which haa been unoccupied since
sbout 1824. Curious bystanders were driven
sway from the exit of the Ylldis pe'ace
by a guard of soldiers. Following the car
riages was a train of wagons with bag
gnge. The Ylldis paUc i being made
ready for the admission o. the public. Most
of te fi rmer sultan's . slaves have seen
The srrest of Prince Burhan Eddlna, the
fourth son of the deposed sultan. Is con
firmed. He will be Interned In one of the
palaces here. NV thing Is known of the
precise charge agalmt him, hut he was
under suspicion of being Implicated In the
mutiny of April 13.
Represents! loss by I.etshman.
The American ambassador, John O. A.
Lelshman, has made representations to
Ferld Pasha, the minister of the Interior,
on the Importance of restoring order In
the Interior of Adana province, so that
the refugees crowded In the towns may
return to their farms. Ferld Pasha replied
today, expressing his thanks for sugges
tions and saying he would take additional
steps to restore the confidence tt the
Armenians and give them protection tn the
country where needed.
Armenians In Panto.
ADANA, May 16. Two hundred Armen
ians who started away from here yester
day were fired on in after their de
parture from the city by a band of Mos
lems The Armenians returned here panic
stricken. The military commissioners, how
ever, gave assurance that the Armenians
would be sufegarded snd sent out pstrols
through Ih country. The police are taking
active measures to restore to the Armen
ians tMer unburced houses.
DKI.'ltTTL'L, May (Via Adana. May
l&.t There are I.&bO destitute people htn
from the nelghobrlng villages wbtok have
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