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titles included two officers of the loyal troops
and a deputy, who bore a close resemblance to
one of the active officials of the Young Turk
party. It is said also that the deputy was mur
"Although th? mutineers surrounded me
chamber, they allowed th- Deputies to enter.
Those who availed themselves of this permis
sion issued an apj-al to the other Deputies to
come to the house and consider the mutineers
"It is doubtful whether the rising is a spon
taneous act or the soldiers, and it is considered
more probable that the Liberal Union, or Ma
hometan Union, is behind it. A greater part of
the garrison seems to have taken part in the
movement, including the Salonlca battalion?.
Apparently the Minister of War has only a
few battalions and batteries at his disposal.
"The Sheik-ul-Islam la negotiating with the
leaders of the mutiny, and it is expected that
either Kiamil Pacha or Said Pacha will be ap
pointed Grand Vizier, with Nazim Pacha as
Minister of War."
Frankfort. Germany. April 13.—"Constantino
ple has been in full revolution since early this
morning." fays Ike Constantinople correspond
ent of the* "-Frankfurter Brit—" in a dispatch
from the Tur#*sh capital dated to-day.
Two battalions of troops quartered in the
Ministry of War marched out at dawn, headed
by their officers, and proceeded by way of Divan
and fata streets to the Mosque of St. Sophia,
from which point they surrounded the building
of parliament. They demanded the dismissal
of the Grand Vizier, the President of the Cham
ber and the Minister of War."
London. April 13.— 1t is known that the situ
ation In Turkey he* been extremely strained
for several -weeks, owing to the great bitterness
between the Committee of Union and Progress
and the Liberals. The Liberals resent the at
tempts of the committee to control puMic af
The recent murder of Hassan Fehmi Effendi.
editor of the Liberal newspaper "Serbesti." on
April 7 is Thought here to him been the climax
of this political feud. The "Serbesti" had Wn
carryine on a campaign against the Young:
Violent demonstrations both inside parliament
and in the streets adjacent followed the killing
of the editor. The Grand Vizier and the Presi
dent of the chamber were obliged to harangue
the crowds outside, and assure them that jus
tice would be done. The*chamber accepted an
Interpellation denouncing the crime as a politi
cal :ro--r and calling on the government to
take steps to apprehend the assassins.
The Vienna correspondent of the Central
Netrs reported that the insurgents occupied the
Ministry of War building: and that the minister
fled. The Sublime Porte, the principal gat- of
the reraglio. was invested by thousands of mu
tinous troops. Cavalry patrolled the main
streets A private dispatch added that the sol
diers at the Ministry of War were not accom
panied by their officer?
Conjectures Brazen from the Turkish
London. April IS —Turkey's pathway toward
constitutional s-overnment will apparently not
be traversed without bloodshed. To-day's grave
news from Constantinople reports another suc
cessful revoluticnary movement, which, as far
m the obscure nature of the dispatches thus
far received allows one to Judgpe, has been di
rected primarily against the new despotism of
the Committee or Owtesi and Progress, and in
the second pace against the demands of the
-Young Turk party for freedom In religion.
While it is difficult to disentangle what really
happened, owing to the evidently severe censor
ship of press dispatches, it is clear that the
Grand Vizier and the Cabinet recently ?.r
y»ointed at the dictation of the Committee of
Tr.ion and Progress have been, overthrown, ar.d
a new government, seemmely of military char
acter, instituted.
At the BUM time the SuJtan. wh!> pardoning
the mutineers, promises to uphold "' ancient
•her: laws, which are the civil and religious
laws of Mahometans, based en the Koran and
the old traditions, as opposed to the various
laws of individual races of Islam Bad to meas
ures instituted at various times by successive
rulers. The Fh^r! laws Involve the principles
studied and expounded by the I'lemas, or Ma
hometan doctors of the law. and or. them the
Muftis based their legal opinions and the Cadis
their Judgments.
No trustworthy news has yet corn" to hand
regarding: the new Cabinet, except that appar
ently Tewfik Pacha, recentH appointed Ambas
sador to Great Britain, will be Grand Vizier
and Edhlm Pacha Minister of War. It appears
safe to assume, however, for the present that
the new constitution is safe. That the move
ment was entirely against the Committee of
Union and Progress is proved by the murder of
I>eputy Emir Arslam in mistake for Hussein
Jahid. who is a member of the committee and
the editor of one of the committee's organs.
"The Times" says: "Late dispatches from our
correspondent at Constantinople show that a
most formidable revolution has broken out. Not
only has the ministry been overthrown, one
minister being killed and another wounded, but
the life of the president of the chamber is in
extreme, danger, and the leaders of the Com
mittee of Union and Progress itself are in hid
ing. The place of the latter body has been
taken by the rival organization, to which many
able Ulemas, men learned in sacred lav., belong.
The Jamiyet I Mohammedioh (the Mahometan
Union) are now masters of the capital, and
have behind them the whole rank and file of
the First Army Corps and a large majority of
the armed Moslems of the populace.
"Tewf.k Pacha has been appointed Grand
Vizier and Edhim Pacha Minister of War. For
the present the revolution appears to be com
plete. It is the work of the reactionary ele
ment, and for the moment reaction is triumph
ant. There is a possibility, however, that the
Committee of Union and Progress has not been
finally defeated. Late night Mahmoul Mukh
tar Pacha, marshal of the First Army Corps,
seems to be holding out at the War Office with
quick firers, so they still have some troops true
to them in the capital.
• - We should depl'»r»» the fall of a party which
ha* done mv h for Turkey and which promised.
■ m c snd seif-restraint. to do more "
Turkey is a* the beginning of her first serious
attempt at popular government. A constitution
was granted to the country on July 24. 190 S. by the
Eult&n. and under the terms of this instrument
elections for a parliament were held In due course.
The new legislature ■was opened on December IT.
and since that time the empire ha? been tinder con
stitutional admlnirt ration. The Sultan was forced
to make this concession by the Young Turks, who
had been particularly active under the leadership
of the Committee of Union and Progress since 1905.
The co-operation of the army was obtained by
means of a successful secret propaganda, and if
the Sultan had not yielded when he did two army
corps would have marched as Constantinople.
Tne anting of the constitution was followed by
th* dismissal or flight of various members of the,
hated palace clique Th» installation of officials
•was dictated by the successful Insurgents, who
•till maintained their organization and continued to
operate through the Committee of Union and Prog
ress. Since the first days of Its success the course
Bt the committee ha* been dictatorial and absolute,
and the political ecllvilies of the Young Turk", par
ticularly In administrative control, have aroused a
counter political jtentinient. which has solidified the
opposition of the liberals.
HUml Pacha was appointed Grand Vizier on Feb
ruary 14, In succession to Kiamil Pacha.
Ullmi Pacha, was formerly Minister of the In
tartar. and before holding this office served as In
spector General of Macedonia. AH Riza Pacha is
Htlmi's Minister of War. He holds also the Ma
rine portfolio and is Grand Master of Artillery.
These and other changes in the Cabinet, which oc
curred In February, showed the absolute control of
the political situation by the Young Turks party.
or Committee of Union and Progress, which virtual
ly imposed on the Sultan a ministry of its own
The committee on February 14 publicly repudiated
any intention to overthrow the Sultan or to Install
a military dictatorship, but the crisis and its out
c me were then regarded a- unpromising for the
stability of the throne or the success of the parlia
mentary government. It has been a question how
the moderate elements of the empire would regard
this assumption of absolute power by an irrespon
sible committee.
The Committee of Union and Progress consist
ently opposed Kiamil Pacha. It suspected him of
being too cor«lderate of palace Influences, and com
plained of his slowness in conducting the nego
tiations with Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria.
More Signs of Naval Waste and
Toulon. April 13. -The Parliamentary <"m
mlttee of Investigation in the course of inspec
tion of the navy > ard to-day found a number
of complete sets of unused boilers which hau
lain there since IS9B. when they were bought to
replace the wornout boilers aboard the cruiser
CoHMO. the former battleship Richelieu, the
\<imlral dv Perre and other obsolete veaaeto.
They were never even placed in position, nnd
ar- now useless, although coated with lime for
preservation purposes.
The committee also discovered that all tin?
guns on the coast defence ship Terrible had been
fitted with new apparatus on the day when she
was struck out of service.
An army officer, testifying to-day before a
commission of inquiry regarding the power of a
French explosive known as the "P." said no
existing armor was able to resist it. and cited
the case of a shell loaded with this powder
entering the smokestack of a battleship and
coming out below the waterline. The speaker
deplored the fact that the French navy had not
yet been furnished with these shells, although
tests had been started with them eight years
Will Overhaul Thoroughly Entire
Department — More Graft Cases.
Street Cleaning Commissioner Edwards and Mr.
Hogan, his deputy, having mi fully moved last
winter's snow, started in yesterday at moving the
forty-one dump inspectors and thirty-eight as
sistant dump inspectors. These men work at the
dumps on the waterfront.
When an inspector or an assistant remains at one
dump for a certain time the Commissioner be
lieves the grafting microbe sets up housekeeping
near by. Commissiorr*r Edward? paid that the
shake-up started yesterday would be continued
until the department had been overhauled thor
oughly, and all the old "connections" between the
inspectors and outside Interests. If there were any,
had been broken up.
Included in this shake-up, according to the Com
missioner, will be the reorganization from the top
of the final disposition force.
The Commissioner announced that since the last
snowstorm of March 4 he had been working on
suspected graft cases in tickets !n Brooklyn, and
he said he had evidence enough to discharge a
number of leading foremen, dump foremen and
snow inspectors. He has been trying to get evi
dence which might lead to indictments.
The department is in good shape," said Com
missioner Edwards, "but thor; la me grafting, and
I want to get at it. The city is being swindled
and I'm going to stop it. It's hard work gvtting at
it, but I want, anyway, at once to stop up all th*
gaps I can."
Wife of Former New Yorker, Now Swiss Resi
dent, Gets Decree in Nevada.
Reno. Jfev.. April -Judge John B. Orr, of the
District of Nevada, granted a divorce to-day to
Lattice I>-e Delafield. of New York, wife of Ma
turin L. sfjeid. jr.. prominent in New York bo
ciety, but now a resident of Switzerland.
Mrs. Delafield testified that he husband left her
at Paris in 1907 and that hpr detectives found him
••■ Switzerland, where he had expatriated himself to
emphasize the desertion. Mr. DelafWd made a for
mal denial in his answer, which was sent from St.
Morttz under the seal of the American Consul.
Mrs. Deiafield was Miss Lettice L«e Sands. Mr.
Delafield is a graduate of •'"olumbia, member of the
Urion ''!•:!". Union league. Downtown Club. St.
Nicholas Society. Sons of the Revolution, Society
of Colonial Wars and Foreign Wan His residence
Is St. tfarits, Dorf Engandlne. Switzerland.
Aged Woman Seized with Aphasia on Street —
Card Reveals Identity.
Kra Katharine Kohnle. >e » euty-aeveo years oifl,
the widow Mf r>r I»renzo Kohn!e house surgeon at
BeQerae Hospital eighteen years ag", was s»ized
■with a temporary attack of aphasia at the corner
of Oetamhos avenue ajid 96th street last evening,
wad after vainly trying to recall her a-ldress. No. 7
West 134 th street, found that she had also forgot
ten her «wn name.
M;=s M*ry Magnffs. a jroung milliner, led Mrs
Kohnle tn the West Irtftth street station, where
her predicament was explained Three hours later,
;he rciice were still puzzling their brains t.i
<iear the situation. Mrs. Kohnle suddenly discov
ered a .ard in her Jvelt which bore her name and
address Sh^ was escorted hosM by a policeman.
Thirteen Club Hears the Alderman and
Watches the Dances.
Reginald Dooll, alderman of the city of New
York, and "Mllo, the coochee dancer," were th«
twin attractions last night at the monthly din
ner of the Thirteen Club, at the Cafe. Boulevard.
The alderman attacked Commissioner Blngham
most bitterly, and the dancer— well, she got the
most enthusiastic "hand " of the evening. ~
Maxwell Katz started the .ball rolling- when he.
said that he could not answer to his toast of '"The
Square Cop." because no one had ever heard of a
policeman being square for thirteen minutes, the al
lotted time of his talk. Alderman Doull came to
Urn rescue of the downtrodden police by declaring
that the policeman was human, and would he the
finest officer in the. world if he only had a good and
human Commissioner over him.
"His letter read to-day at Albany." said Alderman
Doull. speaking of the Police commissioner, "in
which he said that it was not possible to enforce
the excise law. shows his Incompetence. Person
ally I would like to see a more open Sunday, one
given ever to wholesome amusements and a proper
amount of personal liberty, but I would also like to
see less humbug. The Commissioner might just as
well have said that it was impossible to enforce any
Alderman Doull said that he had voted against
General BtnKham's secret service appropriation be
cause he thought It was not needed, and he thought
it might not be used for the purpose for which it
was asked. He also criticised the aleged leak" at
TVMce Headquarters, which he said made It known
to "Joe" Petroslno's enemies that the detective was
goin^to Palermo.
Berlin. April 13— The German grain dealer* re
gard the present wheat situation in America with
considerable anxiety, and prices here are following
the American lead: hesitatingly. Argentine wheat
on the spot was offered to-day at an advance of 4
marks a ton. For May delivery the advance was
'. for July delivery 4 and for September delivery
250 marks a ton. The market was very active.
Continued from first pase.
Twice- spectators shouted warnings to the fire
men, and none too soon. Some of them were
struck by the falling bricks and were removed
tn ♦„*> hospital. Hose cart S was buried beneath
the ruins. Falling, the east wall crashed through
the roofs of adjoining buildings and demolished
a part of the frame structures. These buildings
were old. and the loss from their destruction is
small, except to tenants.
Directly .back of the Palmer Building and !n
the path of the flames is Grove Place. The
heat was so intense that the firemen we re
driven back from this position, and the Ward
apartments, valued at $I00.O». and owned by
Alderman Frank A. Ward and H. L. Ward,
took fire and burned rapidly.
Arross the. street the flames swept, but there
the firemen made a stand and saved the houses.
The tenants had removed as much of their prop
erty as couM be gathered in a hurry into the
Berith Kodesh Temple, where later it was de
Sweeping down Grove Place from the temple,
the flames attacked the First German Lutheran
Zion Church, and it was a question for two
hours whether this building could be saved.
Wh!> the firemen were busy there the flre
rushed on to Stillson street, and from Grove
street northward damaged every house for tw,o
blocks in Stillson street.
There were many scenes of panic among the
residents. Apparently there was only one
thought— the ,lty was doomed. Without pur
pose, some of the women threw from the win
dows of houses not yet burning beds, bureaus,
table? and all sorts of articles of furniture and
liersonal belongings. In this way considerable
property was demolished which otherwise
might have been saved.
The fires broke out so frequently in the north
eastern part of the city that companies could
not be dispatched to all of them Volunteer
brigades were formed and helped in holding
down the fire loss
The Chatham. Nassau and Kelly street sec
tion is in the Jewish district of the city. This
was the last day of the Feast of tha Passover.
and many of the Polish Hebrews, seeing the
pall of smoke and the. fire, falling on all sides,
interpreted the situation as the outward, vis
ible sign of the second coming of the Messiah.
The actions of the residents became hysteri
cal. Men. women and children tore their hair
and knelt In the street* to pray. Their shouts
were terrifying. Still others seized aiynfuls of
goods from the houses and rushed with them
into the streets or into other houses, where the,
advancing fir* later ate them up. One woman,
Mary Kirschrramsky. of No 119 Kelly street,
went violently insane, and was removed to the.
Rochester State Hospital.
Draymen reaped a harvest. A large number
of rigs of various descriptions invaded the
district and offered for -?. r >. $10 or more to re
move goods to places of safety. Any amount
asked was given by the half-crazed Polish
Jews, and they stored as many of their goods
as possible onto the wagons, not knowing their
From house to house, through street after
street, the flrep leaped along, burning buildings
in Chatham, Nassau. Kelly, Baden. Oregon and
Harrison streets and Hudson avenue. The stand
made by the firemen at Kelly street was suc
cessful, even an that at Sfillson street had been
in stopping the other conflagration.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon came another
source of alarm. Fire had broken out In a three
story brick block at North and Pelavan streets
and at a brick house further north in North
street. Both are thought to have been caused
by sparks from one of the other two fires.
Neither <•! these fires was allowed to obtain
headway, but the residents or that section were,
none the less alarmed, and were ready to vacate
their premises at th« slightest sign of real dan
ger. The. total number of houses burned is
about fifty, in addition to which several times
as many more have been damaged.
To-night Rochester is terror stricken. To
day's fires are a culmination of an uninterrupted
series of fires for weeks, many of which have
been charged to incendiarism. Added to this
natural fear Is the fact that, although both of
to-day's fires have been under control since 3
o'clock this afternoon, the flames are still
smouldering in dozens of places. The wind Is
increasing In velocity and a close watch is be
ing kept In those districts which are in Its
path. Firemen and police, reserve forces and
all. will do all night duty, augmented by the
three companies of local militia.
The remains of many households are piled In
the open, back of Grove Place, watched by thHr
owners and by the militia. The driving gale
and pall of smoke add to the cheerlessness.
Looting has broken out In some sections, but
household goods in the streets and other open
places are being watched. The military patrol
will be continued by order of Mayor Edsjerton
until something like a normal condition Is re
State Board of Underwriters Takes Action
Just Before Conflagration.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Syracuse, April 13.— The New York State Board
of Fire Underwriters, in session in this city this
morning, put an advance of $2 SO a thousand on the
Rochester Insurance rntes This will apply to all
new policies and renewals. The advance was made
to awaken property owners to the dangers of fires
of Incendiary origin, of which there have, been many
in that city this year. The increase applies only
to the congested business districts. Anouncement
that the rates would be. revised was made in an In
surance, paper on Thursday. The advance had
Just been made wln-n news came of to-day's fires.
Senate Committee Acts on Measure Similar to
One Vetoed by Governor.
Albany. April U The Senate Railroads Com
mittee voted to-day to report th© bill of Senator
Wagner providing for a S-oen< rate of fare be
tween New Yerk and Coney Island. A similar bill
was vetoed by Governor Hughes last year.
The committee reported also the bill or Senator
Walnwright authorizing the New York. West
chester * Boston Railroad company and the New-
York * Port Chester Railronr) <'ompany by Joint
agreement <>f two-thirds of the stockholders to
consolidate ..r merge their capital fto.k and prop
erty, with the consent of the Public Service. < Y>m
mi'sion. ;d District
Albany. April 13 —The Senate passed to-day the
Brackett bill, providing for th° appointment of a
commission to purchase ihe springs nt Saratoga
for a state reservation, and appropriating IMMM
for the purpose.
Albany. April 13 —Several Supreme Court justices
and member* of the b..r of New York City ,ip
peared to-day tjrfore the Senate Cities Committee
on hearings on bills providing for the erection of a
n*w courthouse for New York They favored the
appointment of a commission to select a suitable
site and report Its findings. Later the delegation
called on Governor Hughe? Among those present
were Justices Guy. Hendrlck. Ford and Greenbaum.
Naples. April 12 —The young Amerf> an who threw
himself from a cliff at Torrega\eta last Tuesday
and v> as killed has been Identified .is Ludwlg Btett
heimer. of New York. A book found in the man's
pocket contained the inscription: "I. MacPhereon.
Dr. Lyon's
Tooth Powder
Cleanses, beautifies and
preserves the teeth and
purifies the breath
Used by people of
refinement for almost
Half a Century
Republican Leaders Hope for Tariff
Vote in About Three Weeks.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, April 13.— 1t Is hinted that some of
the Democratic Senators will oppose any effort
to proceed (o consideration of the tariff bill this
week. Senator ulberson. the minority leader, sent
out notices to-day for a caucus of the^Democratic
Senators to-morrow. It Is expected that a plan of
procedure will be adopted at this caucus. Most of
the Democratc Senators were engaged to-day in an
examination of the bill, but none of them was will
ing to attempt to make an analysis of it. Pome of
the minority Senators Insist that they will be un
able to complete their study of Its provisions by
Thursday. They are awaiting with Interest Senator
Aldrich'* explanation of the proposed changes. It
is probable that at the Democratic caucus to-mor
row a proposition will be presented that the Senate
adjourn until Monday after Mr. Aldrich has m*da
his statement on Thursday. If an adjournment
until Monday is taken, the Republican loaders will
insist on an express understanding that daily ses
sions shall be held beginning that day
Notices were sent out to-day for a meeting of
the full Finance Committee on Thursday morning.
At that time Mr. Aldrich will be prepared to m*k«
a statement as to the probable amount of revenue
' from the new schedules. This statement will not
be complete, because It is Impossible to make a
full estimate until an agreement has been reached
on all paragraphs of the bill. It will be ten days
or more before the committee Is prepared to make
Its recommendations as to hides, wood pulp and
coal. The administrative features, which remain
to be decided also sustain en important relation
to the revenue producing qualities of the bill.
Senator Aldrich does not expect to make a long
speech on Thursday. He will explain 'he more Im
portant <-h«n*es and lay 'Wore the Senate the ten
tative e«tlmate of the bill's revenue raising capac
ity. It Is his desire that BO time shall he lost in
proceeding to consideration of the measure, para
graph by paragraph. In ten days or two week? the
Rhode Island Senator will probably make an effort
to fix a time for taking up the Mil and amend
merits under the five -minute rule. The Republican
leaders believe that In lest, thun three weeks mo«t
of the speechmaklnsr will be exhausted and that an
agreement can be reached on a date for the final
The Republican members of the Finance Com
mittee do not purpose to avoid responsibility for
recommending rates of duty on hide*, wood pulp
and ro»i It has be*n reported that the. committee j
would let th» Senate decide the proper rates on
these articles. This was denied to-day by one of
the Senate leaders, who explained that us soon as
the committed was In possession of additional In
formation regarding these articles « supplemental
report would be made on th«m. The. advocates of
a duty orr" h!d»s are now pointing out that there |
will be a serious loss of revenue If hides are placed
en the free list.
It 1* not thought possible that the Democratic
caucus to-morrow will be able to work out a definite.
programme for the course of the minority. A Dem
ocratic Senator said to-night:
"We cannot adopt n. tariff policy that will be,
binding. From an Informal tanvass It develops
that there are more Democratic Senators who are
urging a high duty on lumber than there are Re
publican Senator. I doubt If there Is a single^
schedule, in the bill upon which we. will be united
In our opposition. I do not know what Senator
Calkenea'a Idea is. but l suppose we will b« as
signed to look after -jokers' In the bill. Two of
our members went tc Senator Aldrich while the bill
was being framed and urged him to Increase the
lumber tariff H- replied: 'Why. gentlemen, don't
you know that we are trying to cut down rates
from th* Payive. bill, not to raise them?" Th» truth
Is, we, don't know where we are at."
Senator Bailey Has practically completed the
draft of an amendment providing for an income
tax, and may offer It on Thursday. The Texas
Senator is preparing to matt* this amendment th«
basis of his principal speech on the tariff question.
He hope" to have It indorsed by a. united minority
party and will insist that a rollcall shall be had
on it.
The. message from the House asking that th«
Favne bill be returned for correction of the petro
leum schedule will pc received Thursday. Senate
leaders take the gio,jnd that there is no necessity
to return the bill to the House, as the Finance
Committee intenus to offer amendments to the,
petroleum schedule which will efface the error that
crept into the bill.
Fire May Have Been Set to Cover Traces of
I,e n ox. Mass.. April 13— Investigation of a
theory that the Clifford Block— where the fatal fire
of last Sunday started- may have been set aflre to
.over the traces of burglars who had rifled the
Klipp Jewelry «tore. on the ground floor, was be
gun by the authorities to-day. The principal basis
for theory lies In the fact that a woman, or a man
disguised as a woman, carrying a. heavy satchel
and a bundle, was met by the firemen from I>e«
on their way to this town to assist in righting the
flames. This individual informed the I*a firemen
that the fire was in the Eddy Building, which was
one of those destroyed, and which adjoined the
Clifford Block.
The workers in the ruins to-day bent their ener
gies toward dislodging the Klipp safe from the.
debris In order to determine whether It »* rilled
before the fire. Mrs George G. Haven, of New York,
to-day contributed $500 to the relief fund for the
families rendered destitute by the, flre. and Albert
R. Shattuck. of New York. $!<*>.
Maintain Perfect Discipline While Fathers in
Panic Rush by Door.
Twenty-two Chiasss children In a s.-honl o n the
third floor <>f No. U Dojrers street, maintained by
the New York Kindergarten Sod Sty, sanfc non**
yesterday afternoon while a flre, was in progress
on the floor ab.ne them and crnwn men of their
own race were stampeding to th« street in palate
Miss Florence DtSOBj, who is In charge of th»
school, waited until the stairway was fr*-e. and
then sounded the alarm for a fire drill. Marshalled
by Miss Dlxon Hnd her thr»-e assistants, the little
ones marched out of the building with a precision
that has seldom been equalled In their weekly drills.
Once, in safety, however, the children became ex
cited by the danger thf-v ha.l es> iped and join, d 1n
the hysteria with which their parents were afflicted.
The flre started In a barber shop on the fourth
floor. The damage was estimated at $3/>no
Dr. Geil Followed Complete Line of China's
Great Wall in Exploring Trip.
Dr. William Edgar Getl. of Doylestown, Perm..
returned here on the Mlnnehaha yesterday from
explorations In China and Tibet, in the course of
which he followed the complete lino of the Great
Wall of China and confirmed the existence In the
northern part of the empire of a wild race of
pygmies more than twenty centuries old. Dr. Gei!
said he had traversed two hundred miles of the
wall previously unknown to explorers.
Dr. Gell said that he had observed great strides
In the development of China, which he had crossed
six years before In every town, he said, drilling
was going on. and China, in his opinion, is building
up a great standing army that may prove a seri
ous menace In the future.
Dr. Geil said that he knew the country in which
Mr. Roosevelt is to hunt, and that it is not par
ticularly dangerous, although tse-tse files are nu
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Chicago Women on Their Reception
at Washington.
Chicago April 13.— Several Senators and Represen
tatives are golnjr to receive letters of commenda
tion for the consideration with which they treated
the Chtcajro delegation of women which has just
returned from bearing the tariff protest to Wash
msjtoa—and several are Koln* to receive missives
of an entirely different character.
Four displeased women are ilisseminattntj word
throughout the city to-day that Congress in gen
eral Is not conversant with the book of Washing
ton etiquette appertaining to the rule? Of "How
to Treat a Woman When She Comes to Present a
"Tli. y ducked when they saw us com'n^"— that
describes their official movements. They ••ducked."
Bo Mrs. B, M. Henderson describes the deportment
of the member* when the women wandered through
the tspltol in search of whom they mlscht address.
"Chairman Payne, of the Ways and Means Com
mlt'ee gave orders: 'When those women come her«
from Chicago tell them I am out. 1 That Is the way
we were to be received by him. But It happened
that when we were Koine: past the door of the
committee room Coajajressmaa Payne himself came
running out on his way to the ejevator.
' Hfl saw us coming with Congressman POSBj and
he tried to take to the tall timber, but he, was too
late. Mr. Foss called to him thai there were some
women whom he would he delighted to meet. >u>'t
he had to stand fire then.
"Speaker Cannon, when we, saw him. sal.l some
thing about the price of the hats we had on being
about |60, end so why not stockings six cents a i air
higher than the 25 cents we pay now. How can
you argue, against things like that?"
Man Sentenced to Death in Canal Zone Will
Be Executed.
Washington. April 13.— President Taft has de
clined to Interfere In the case of Joaquln Segrrera.
convicted of murder In the first decree in th*
Panama Canal Zone, and the sentence •<( death will
ha carrlPd out on May 7. The case was called to
Mr. Taffs attention on his visit to the Isthmus
before be was Inaugurated, Segrera was tried be
fore three Judges In the canal Zone, but before he
was Belli nil President Roosevelt gave orders es
tablishing the right of trial by Jury. The. Attorney
Oeneral decided that no Injustice had been done anl
that Segrera was properly convicted.
Federation of Labor Will Meet Expense of
Tour of Investigation.
Washington. April 13.— After laying before the
executive council of the American Federation of
Labor at today's session a detailed plan of his
proposed trip to Europe to study and report upon
the industrial, sociological and economic condi
tions of the laboring people In those countries.
Samuel Gompers. president of the federation, an
nounced that he would sail from New York on the
Baltic on June 23. The council authorized an ex
penditure to meet the expenses of the trip. Mr.
Oompera will visit England. Germany. France.
Sweden and Italy.
It was announced that sufficient funds had been
raised to meet for the present the expenses of the
federation's legal defence In the Injunction and
contempt proceedings in the case of the Bucks
Stove and Range. Company, of St. Louis.
Washington. April 13 —Representative Sulzer. of
New York, is the latest member to introduce a ship
subsidy bill His measure provides for a graduated
■ystem of tonnago taxes tn favor of American built
ships and against foreign vessels "It follows close
ly the policy of the early stftesmen." saM Mr.
Sulzer "During the continuance of the old law
the United States had the flnestMeep se« earning,
fleet in the wofld."
ead-Nauheim ) ;*™™* • -sss * £55 * 5
Pension; Room & Full Board From $3. H. Habcrland. Propricio •
C. P. Bn/nn Going to Belgium—
T. St. John Gaffney to Portugal
f uiu X>i Trtbur« Bar««'j. J
Washington. April Charts Page Bryan, no-r
Minister to Portugal. hi la be appointed Minister
to Belgium. T. St. John Gaffney. now Cons Gen
eral at "Dresden, will b«s appointed Minister to
Portugal. No answer h*s been received from ex-
Senator Fulton, to whom the seal of Minister to
Chin* was offered. but It is regarded as doubtful
if Mr. Fulton will accept, especially as representa
tions have been made at Peking regarding Mr. Ful
ton's opposition to the Chinese which may •— "*>
In h!s being declared persona non grata.
The appointment of Mr Bryan to th» legation at
Brussels ts a promotion, as the Brussels ministry
carries a salary 12,400 In saeaas of that to P«rfuara!.
although It is not what Mr. Bryan M ISi H»
hoped to obtain tha place, of Ambassador to Brazil.
where he, once jerv«l as minister an<t When he
made many friends. When Mr. Bryan's friends
urged his promotion to Rio the President explained
that in view of the short time th» present ambas
sador. Irving B. Dudley, hud served at that post
and th« obligations which Mr. Taft Inherited from
the. farmer administration It would be Impossible
to grant their request
Th« announcement of »he appointments made
here does not come — the FresMent. although It
Is made on a high authority. The President and
the Secretary of State have practical!" completed
their slate for diplomatic appointments. They have
requested <» few- of the present Incumbents to re
main as long as possible, have indicated to th»
others when their resignations are lsk«iy •« h« ac
cepted and in moat Instances have chosen their
successors. But it is contrary to the policy of tb»
President to make any announcement of a diplo
matic selection until he has both an acceptance
from the prospective appointee and word frcm th»
government to which it Is rurpos-1 to send hi ' n
that he will be. acceptable.
President Taft believes that it is harder digs 1 .-**
to have diplomatic appointments bandied about, ao
to speak, offered and then decline.! and made a
matter of gossip in the press. Moreover, he fee*
that premature announcements, followed, as tfIWT
sometimes are. by Inability to tarry out the pur
pose because the nation, interested ind!-ates t..a.
the proposed representative is not acceptable. jna>
work serious Injustice to a Wend. an,i he wv
fore is unwilling to put the stamp bfMS *"'•/
on any diplomatic announcement In advance oi i
completion of the necessary rremnlnanes.
The opposition which Is understood *» JT^Son
ing in Peking to the apootatmei „ a ™™"
1, cited as an instance of thte. a "V * iTeaa
timate.l that had not Mr. K^m s fr e-s
f.ously permitted it to become tt«
under consideration for Vienna that "W*"^
might have been made without objection from
Austro-Hunparlan government. ...
Finally, the President has decMtod ££«^^
fair to any diplomatic representative^or
States ******* to have It become^k
cia .!v that hi, successor *■ b-n -' -
siderably In advance of the retlrem
incumbent, and hereafter » far as he
will prevent his intentions r^ard.n, r^
preferment from SStUSIIInS known until »
for earning them Into effect Is a ' nan*
Washington. April 13.-The Russian ?^rn^
has advised the Postofflce Depart nt Jg J trr
hibltlon against the importat
of bound hooks in the ma'.'.s. ha* b*« ''; of
and they may now be admitted on Jjygfg
the Russian customs rtiafgw , and sub£^
conditions applicable to -prints hi intern
Washington. April IS.-Presldent T*« r *«*£
ce,ved a letter from Francisco
tar v-treasurer of the Agricultural A
Panav and Negro*, forwarding a petition from
agriculturists of the Philippine Islands opp-^
the Dinsley tariff and asklnr for free ad*
MM the United States and the Philippine*
petition denounces the customs bart a * >m
helpful to American trusts and harmful to '""
Pino people, as well "as ■ cruel reversal of »
ley's admirable doctrine."

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