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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 160.
THE ARGUS, FRIDA Y.1 APIU 123 1909. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MRS. MATTHEW T, SCOTT IS
CHOSEN HEAD OF THE D.A.R.
The Only Place for Castrooff the face of the earths
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OVER TURKISH SITUATION
Fear Expressed for Safe
ty of American In
ALL POSSIBLE DONE
Sultan Appears in Streets in
Steel Armor and Is Hailed
as a Saint.
Washington, April 23. President
Taft and advisers are greatly concern
ed for the safety of American mission
aries and interests in Turkey, appalled
at the fate of Armerlans there, and
perturbed over the desperate condi
tions at Tabriz, Persia, where Ameri
can consular officers fear a massacre
All lnallle Done.
Everything that may be done by the
American embassy at Constantinople
and Teheran for the protection of
American lives and interests in the af
flicted countries the officials in Wash
ington say evidently has been done.
Armenian Wiped Out.
Beirut, April 23 The . Armenian
population of Antioih and vicinity
was practically wiped out in the mass
acre of the last few days by fanatical
Moslems' There are thousands of des
titute Armenian widows and orphans
still in the district unable to get away.
There is no security anywhere.
All Village Being OeiUrojed.
Alexandretta, April 23. Fugitives
arriving here relate all tin Armenian
vilayets and settlements in the Alex
andretta district are being destroyed.
The village of Bellan, a short disiaine
south of Alexandretta, is holding out
with difficulty against the nomad
Sultan In Street.
Constantinople, April 23. The sul
tan appeared upon the streets of Con
stantinople today "and was greeted
with cries of adoration. With mask
like countenance and head sunk be
tween his stooped shoulders, he ack
nowledged the salutations of the throng
by curt nods.
FlrHt Time Out Since April l.t.
The occasion of his majesty's ap
pearance was his regular Friday visit
to the white mosque outside the walls
of Yildiz Kiosk. The ceremony is
known as Solamlik. It was the first
time the sultan was seen in public
since the revolutionary outbreak April
13. On the word that Solamlik would
occur today the people in great num
bers made their way in carriages and
on foot to the Yildiz Kiosk.
United un a Snint.
The ruler's progress was marked by
an ovation, the people as ne drove by
saluting him as their master and a
saint. As the sultan drove by the ter
race of white stone that is used by dis
tinguished visitors to witness his pass
ing to and from the mostpie, he looked
carefully to see if any ambassadors
were present. None were, however, as
they had agreed by common consent
to remain away.
Wore Old Grey Coot.
His majesty's customary uniform
was covered today by an old grey
overcoat that he had not worn for
years. This garment is commonly be
Jieved to have a lining of steel mail.
CoiiHtlt lit lonnllHtH Triumph.
Constantinople, Turkey, April 23.
The sultan- has surrendered to the
young tui'ks and the fight for parli.v
inentary government, which has rent
Asiatic Turkey and cost thousands of
lives, ended yesterday in a triumph
Tor the constitutionalists.
With his capital hemmed in by the
army of G0.O0G men commanded by the
young Turks, with religious fanatics
bringing the country to a verge of
serious complications with the United
States and European powers by their
outrages, Abdul Mamid acknowledged
the end to his scheming and gave him
OF WAGE ACT IS
SDrinefield .111., April 23. The
supreme court today declared uncon
stitutional the act of 1905 which re
oulres in cases of assignments of
wages or salaries that the papers
must be signed by both parties and
attested before a justice of the peace
and recorded in his dockets.
self over to the mercy of his conquer
ors late yesterday afternoon.
, Admitted to Palace.
For the first time since the out
break of last week, emissaries of the
committee of union and progress were
admitted to the sultan's refuge in the
Yildiz Kiosk. After a conference last
ing for four hours the young Turks
came forth flushed with victory. An
official proclamation was issued stat
ing that Abdul Hamid had agreed to
relinquish all efforts to maintain the
autocracy, and that he will be content
to remain as the merely nominal head
of the nation, with all governmental
powers vested in a parliament.
Following the publication of the sul
tan's capitulation. Nazim Pasha, com
mander of the first army corps, the
garrison of Constantinople, practically
surrendered the city to the constitu
tionalists. The commander agreed to
the disbandment of 5,000 of his men.
nearly half the garrison, whose time
has expired. He also agreed to take
steps toward the transfer of the re
mainder of the troops now in the city
to posts in the provinces.
t.lve I p Itenrtionurlen.
With his surrender, Abdul Hamid
lias furnished a complete list of tho.;e
who were actively concerned in the
attempted overthro- of the young
Turks. As a pledge that he v. ill never
asrain attempt the assertion of his
power as an autocrat, the sultan ha
consented to turn over the revolution
ist liberals to the committee of unio!i
and progress. It is believed that those
who have remained in the city will be
banished upon the complete establish
ment ,of the constitutional govern
ment. Outrage InereuNe.
While the taking of Constantinople
will probably be made in peace, re
volts from the interior hourly grow
more serious. It is said that many
thousands have been added to the
death roll in Asiatic Turkey, where
the Moslems have taken the unset
tled conditions as a favorable time
for the extermination of the Armen
ians and the other hated Christians.
Leaving the parliamentary duties
and the negotiations with the sultan :o
the others of the committee of union
and progress, Husni Pasha, command
er of the third army corps and chief
military leader of the young turks
has turned his energies to quelling the
outbreaks along the Mediterranean
and in the interior of Asiatic Turkey.
Will Send Kour Regiment.
It is probable that four regiments
of Salonicans will be rushed by forced
marches to the vicinity of Beirut and
Alexandretta, where the anti-Christian
outbreaks are the most serious. It is
now the plan of Husni Pasha and his
military councillors to throw troops in
to Beirut. Alexandretta, Tarsus, Mer-
ina HaJjim, Adana and Ayas.
Vote tt llepNe Sultnn.
Constantinople. April 23. It is re
ported today that at a secret session
of the national assembly held at San
Stefano' yesterday 150 deputies voted
favor of the deposition of the sul-
OF DRAINAGE CANAL
Various Committees CJo Over First
Link in Proposed Ijake to Gulf
Joliet, April 23 Twenty -five mem
bers of the various committees inter
ested in the construction of the lakes
to the gulf deep waterway began in
inspection here today of the Chicago
drainage canal, which is intended as
the first link in the all water route to
FIGHT ON IN NEBRASKA
That' State to lie Next Battle Ground
for Prohibition Forces.
Omaha. April 23. Nebraska is to
be the next battle ground in the gen
eral campaign for prohibition ac
cording to Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens
national president of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union, who.
with Miss Anna Gordon, vice presi
dent, is in the city conferring with
officials of the state and local un
ions. The holding of the national
convention here next October will
be the real opening of the campaign
Tallahassee, Fla.. April 23. The
senate this afternoon passed the un
burn bill for submission of state
wide prohibition to the voters by 24
PABST AUTO KILLS GIRL
Latter Alights from Street Car
Path of Brewer's Machine.
Milwaukee, April 23. Colonel
Gustav Pabst, while driving in an
automobile today ran down and kill
ed Llllie Winkler, aged 14. The girl
alighted from a street car and walk
ed in front of the rapidly moving!
The steamship Versailles, with
TO BE ARMY'S HEAD
Wood to Succeed Major. Gen
eral J. Franklin Bell as
Chief of Staff.
LATTER TO PHILIPPINES
General William Crozier Soon to Ke
tire from Head of Ordiiiiiii
Washington' April 23. It has de
veloped that Major General Leonard
Wood, now in command of the mili
tary department of the east, with
headquarters at Governor's island,
N. Y will be the next chief of staff
of the army.
General Wood will succeed Major
General J. Franklin P.ell. whose re
appointment to his present office was
aunounced immediately after the
nauguration of the new administra
tion. General Bell, however, has de
cided to remain here but a year long
er and some time next spring prob
ably will be transferred to Manila
where he will have command of the
troops stationed in the Philippine
Murk llisblj I'rniHetl.
The departure of General Hell
from Washington will be unquestion
ably a serious loss to the military
service and to the administration
nis work as chief of staff has been
of the highest character and lias re
sulted in an increase in the efficiency
of the entire army.
General Hell was appointed to his
present office when the general staff
was in more or less nebulous con-
dition. It had been inaugurated un-'
der Lieutenant General S. B. M.
Ycung, but that officer soon retired
POLICE OPEN WAR OVER MEETINGS
South Bend, Ind., April 23. "We'll
fill the South Bend jail with Salvation
Army officers," declared Major Wil
liam E. Scott, division manager of the
Salvation army, woh arrived today to
take charge of the campaign against
the police rule that the army shall
not hold meetings' on the business cor
ners. "Every officer in the country,"
OUSTED VILLAGE HEAD TAKES THE
Ben Bow. Ill: Anril 23. Tn a tvnical
Venezuelan revolution the govern -
ment of Ben Bow City was last nigl't
snatched from A. E. Ben-Bow, it-j
founder and president. The enemy is
Intrenched inside the city hall and
violence will follow any attempt of the
deposed president to gain control, ac
cording to a manifesto issued last
When he departed from Ben Bow
last night for his Home In Upper Alton,
where it Is charged he has slept
every night since the village w:ts
founded, except when he slept on the
i ballot boxes Tuesday night, he left the
Castro aboard, arrived at St. Nazaire,
and the real work "of organization
and development occurred under
General Bell. His display of inter
est in the war college, his introduc
tion of reforms which eradicated de
fects and cured evils have caused the
army as a whole to express emphatic
appreciation of his worth.
Croxier Soon Out.
Before General Bell leaves his
present office it will be necessary for
the president to name two officers
as chiefs of the military depart
ments. The term of office of Brig
adier General Henry G. Sharpe will
end in October next, and that of Gen
eral William Crozier in November.
General Crozier was promoted to be
chief of his corps fr,ojo.the grade of
captain. He has made an excellent
official and under his administration
the armament of the service has been
improved tremendously. It is not
known whether General Sharpe or
General Crozier will receive reap
pointment. WHEAT SLUMP ENDS
AT LEAST FOR TIME
Profit Taking by Shorts Has I : fleet
on Market Coarse Grains
Have a Run.
Chicago, April 23. Demoralization
was general today in the grain pits.
Heavy liquidation, which caused the
sensational slump in wheat yesterday,
extended to coarse grain. During the
first few minutes July wheat sold off
to $1.08 and corn for May broke
more than 4 cents, declining to C".
The recent big slump in wheat
was checked at least temporarily
today on profit taking by shorts. May
closed at V and July at to over
yesterday. Corn declined heavily ear-
ly, but regained most of the loss
AND SOUTH BEND
he continued, "will volunteer to go to
jail here, just as Captain Broake has
Captain Brooke, who was sentenced
to jail a few days ago, and whose wife
and children, against their protest, are
free under suspended sentence, con
tinues to hold religious meetings with
the other prisoners, and says his im
prisonment is God's. work.
HE LEAVES OFFICE
citv e-overnment to care for itself.' Two
1 hours later the pretender and dictator
took the reins of government, but
i could find no money.
Senator Alroyd, who claims to have
been chosen village president at the
election Tuesday, watched President
Ben Bow depart from the palace
shortly after nightfall. By bribing the
janitor to the city hall a key was se
cured, and Senor. Alroyd Immediately
Issued a proclamation declaring him
self supreme dictator of the place and
called a meeting of his cabinet, the
village board, to be held in the palace
later in the evening. -
France, today. News Item!
MINE PEACE SURE
! - . : r-
Anthracite Operators and
Workers Practically Agree
NO INCREASE EXPECTED
Will Be a Readjust men t, However
Result to Be Approved by a
Philadelphia, April 23. Peace In
the anthracite coal region is assured
for another three years.
President Thomas L. Lewis of the
United Mine Workers of Americi
who with the three district presidents
iad been in conference with a sub-
ommittee of the operators in this city
during the last two days, made a poi-
ive announcement last night that a
new working agreement would be
signed before the end of next week.
This contract will be based upon a
proposition which has been submittei
jy the operators and which, in the
opinion of Mr. Lewis and his col-
eagues, contains a number of lmport-
Snbjeet to Approval.-.
Acting on behalf of the union miners
Mr. Lewb accepted the proposition,
subject to the approval of a tri-distriet
convention which will be 'held in
Scranton next; Tuesday afternoon.
There is little doubt that the men will
accept this new offer and will author
ize their officers to sign the agreement.
It Is believed that the new agreemeut
will accord recognition in some form
o the organization of anthracite
miners, not as a branch of the United
Mine Workers of America, but as a
distinct hard coal association. The
contract will also provide that all new
work shall be paid according to the
wage scale authorized by the strike
commission. There will be no in
crease of wages, but there will likely
be readjustment of wages at new col
lieries. FORMER SENATOR
STEWART IS DEAD
Nevada Statesman Succumbs at
Washington After an Oper
ation. Washington, April 23. Former Unit
ed States senator William A. Stewart
of Nevada died at Georgetown hospi
tal here today, following art operation.
The body will be taken to Nevada Sun
FIGHT WHITE SLAVE TRADE
Roman Catholic Archbishops to Lend
Aid to Movement.
Washington, April 23. Suppres
sion of the "white slave" traffic in
this country was one of the topics of
chief interest discussed yesterday at
the annual meeting of the archbish
ops of the Roman Catholic church.
The archbishops unanimously agreed
to lend their cooperation to the
movement. The prelates spent much
time considering the question of
lengthening the course of studv for
theological students from three
four years. The marriage laws re
cently proclaimed by the church were
also discussed. Among those present
were Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop
Riordan of San Francisco, Archbish
op Ireland of St. Paul, Archbishop
Moeller of Cincinnati, Archbishop
Glennon of St. Louis, former Attor
ney General Bonapart and Richard
C. Kerens of St. Louis.
CASTRO IN FRANCE
Deposed President of Venezu
ela Delivers Himself of a
BLAMES UNITED STATES
Says Wound of Operation Has Been
Opened by Roug;li Tii'utiiieiit
, and He Is Very HI.
St. Nazaire, April 23. The steam
ship, Versailles, with Castro, the de
posited president of Venezuela aboard,
arrived here todav
To a newspaper correspondent Cas
tro delivered a long and rambling har
angue. His remarks were' directed
principally against the United States
playing into the hands of his enemies
in Venezuela and sending warships to
follow his movements."
People LoNt, lie Fear.
He declared Venezuela is lost if the
people submitted like slaves to for
eign meddling. He then declared the
motion of the ship had opened the
wound of the operation performed at
Berlin, and that his condition was ex
tremely serious, and he must have im
mediate medical attendance.
Meant to Overthrow Knentle.
Passengers on the Versailles said
when Castro was brought on board the
steamer at Fort de France he declared
if he had been allowed to make his
way to Venezuela he would soon have
been able to overthrow his enemies.
LAWS OF NATIONS ARE
TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
American'Society Opens Third Anni!-
al Meeting with Address by
Washington, April 23. Important
phases of the international law will
be discussed at the third annual meet
ing of the American Societv of Inter
national Law which began here today.
Senator Root, president of the society,
opened the meeting today, taking for
his subject of his annual address, "Re
lation Between Jurisdiction of the
National Courts and International Ar
bitration." Other speakers today were
former Secretary of State John W.
Foster, Professor F. W. Aymeyer cf
New York university law school and
Wayne McVeagh, who spoke on tiie
work at The Hague in matters of ar
bitration. President Taft will receiv-;
members at the White house tomor
TREASURE HUNTER FRAUD
Self-Professeil Finder of Pirate's
Abbeville, La., April 23. Joseph
Choate, charged with fraudulently ob
taining thousands of dollars from cit
izens of this parish to promote a plan
to dig up a vast treasure said to have
been buried in this locality by Pirate
La Fitte, was found guilty on several
counts of the indictment against him
yesterday. Choate claimed that he
had found a brick vault in the deep
marshes of White lake filled with gold
coin and bars. Owing to the inaccess
ibility of the spot and the depth of
the treacherous marsh, it would be
necessary to dig a canal to reach the
treasure, Choate explained to those
whom he got to advance funds to
carry out the enterprise.
Yesterday in Congress
Washington, April 23. Following is
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SK.VATE Republican criticism of the
pending tarlfr bill on the ground that
the rates were too high was prominent
in the senate when Senator Nelson of
Minnesota and Senator Dolliver of Iowa
attacked various schedules. Under the
guise of discussing the duty on ga
retorts a general debate on the tariff
was indulged in by democratic senators
Senator Bailey or Texas taking occas
ion to say that the bill was discrimin
ating against the south. Fifty of the
tot nflp-es or the bill were read today.
At 6:13 o'clock the senate adjourned
HOUSE The house was in session
for 40 minutes, but took no action on
the census bill, the only important bus
iness which It had before it for con
sideration. Mr. Crumpacker of Indiana
chairman or the census committee, en
deavored to have the house insist fur
ther upon its disagreement from the
senate . amendments., but the absence
of a quorum prevented such action
For the same reason no conferees were
top0pn0dd - The'house adjourned until
by Narrow Margin
of 8 Votes.
ALL NIGHT TO COUNT
Mrs. Story Howled Down When
She Tries to Move to Make
Washington, April 23. By a vote of
43G to 428 Mrs. Matthew T. Scott of
Illinois was today declared elected
president general of the Daughters of
the American Revolution over Mrs.
William Cumming Story of New York.
Mrs. Scott's election was a victory
for the administration. Frantic rounds
of applause greeted the announcement
of the vote.
Mrs. Story moved to make the elec
tion unanimous, but a chorus of dele
gates refused to let her. Mrs. Story
spoke for Mrs. Scott's support by all
At Work All Xlgbt.
The opening of today's session was
delayed more than half an hour to al
low the tellers to complete the count
of ballots after an all night session.
The tellers were unable to report
further on the election.
State Regent Approved.
The congress approved the election
of the various state regents, including
Illinois Mrs. John C. Ames.
Iowa Miss Harriett Lake.
Missouri Mrs. Samuel G. Green.
Wisconsin Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers.
WHEN SHIP SINKS
Norwegian Vessel Goes Down Near
Christiana After Collision with
British Steamer. . '
Christiania, April 23. Nineteen per
sons were drowned off Christiania last
night by the sinking of the Norwegian
steamer, Edith, after a collision with
he "British steamer, Oxford. Tho3e
who went down with the Edith were
the captain, his wife, one passenger
nd 10 of the crew.
WAR GOVERNOR IS DEAD
Kdwaril Salomon, Former Wisconsin
K.vecntive I "asses Away.
Milwaukee, April 23. Edward Salo
mon, former governor of Wisconsin.
who is dead at Frankfort-on-Main, Ger
many, was elected lieutenant governor
while practicing law in this city, in
SCI, and succeeded Governor Hardy,
upon the. death of the latter, in 18C2.
He was thus wartime governor he-
ween April IS, 1SC2, and Jan. 4, 18C4.
Mr. Salomon was born in Halberstadt.
Germany, in S27. and was graduated
from the University of Berlin. He
ived in New York from 1869 to 18S9
and was active in reform movements.
Fear Blow to Parochial Schools.
Kewanee, 111., April 23. The cen
tral Illinois conference of German
Lutheran churches, in session here,
took formal action yesterday against
bills now before the legislature, which
are alleged to threaten parochial
T. R. GETS FIRST
VIEW FROM THE
Makindu, British East Africa, Ap
ril 23. The special train that left
Mombasa yesterday bearing Theo
dore Roosevelt and party to th
ranch of Sir Alfred Peas on the Athi
river pulled in here at half past six
this morning. All members of the
party were well and had a good
night. Roosevelt, F. J. Jackson,
acting governor of the protectorate,
F. C. Zelous and Major Mearns rode
on a broad seat attached to the cow
catcher of the locomotive from Mom
basa as far as Mackinnon, a distance
of 50 miles. Roosevelt was deeply
impressed with the marvelous scen
ery. . ..
Mackakos Road, British East Africa.
April 23. The Roosevelt special ar
rived at the road 276 miles from Mom
basa at midday. Roosevelt, Major
Mearns and Edmund Heller rode on
the cowcatcher of the locomotive.
Game was seen from the train.