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APRIL 14, 1909-TWENTY PAGES.
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TWO CENTS.
MOHAMMEDAISRULE;
QUIET HOWRESTOREO
Sultan Meets All Demands and
i
Old Turkish Party Is
in Power.
COMMITTEE OF UNION
AND PROGRESS UPSET
Ancient Civil and Religious Laws
Are Re-Established.
IRADE FORMS NEW MINISTRY
Nezim Pasha, Minister of Justice,
and Sadik Pasha Killed and Riza
Pasha, Minister of Marine^
Is Wounded.
FpeHsl Cablegram to The Star.
I/JNDON, Aprfl 34.?Private telegrams
from Constantinople report that order has
been restored there.
Cheering soldiers, with bands playing,
accompanied Edham Pasha, the new min
ister of war. from the Yildiz Kiosk to
8tambouI. The troops, however, are un
willing to recognize Tewflk Pasha, the
newly appointed grand vizier.
A dispatch from Constantinople, via
\ ienna, states that the sultan's principal
secretary read today to the chamber an
irade announcing that" a new ministry
was being formed and that measures had
been taken to preserve order and insure
security throughout the country. The
Irade also announced that the troops who
took part in yesterday s demonstrations
had been par<ft>ned.
further, it is announced that the Sherl
law had been established, which consists
of the ancient Mohammedan civil and re
ligious laws, based upon the Koran and
tradition. The sultan accordingly exhorts
the troops to return to their barracks and
the people to return to their various oc
cupation*.
The chamber greeted the sultan's mes
sage with cheers for the sultan.
Today's dispatches make It clear that
the Turkish revolt Is in favor of the lib
erals and not the reactionaries, and that
ft was directed chiefly against the hie
rarchy established by the faction into
which the Toung Turks committee of
union and progress had developed.
Tsmatl Kemalbev. leader of the liberal
union party, will be president of parlia
ment. in accordance with the revoltera'
demands. Zohrab. another liberal leader,
will be the vice president.
Order prevails for the moment, but the
outcome of the complete political confu
sion. which involves the entire country, Is
?till uncertain.
IX>NDON. April 14.?A private telegram
from Constantinople received today says
that order was restored there this morn
ing.
Quiet Wow Restored.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 14-No def
inite announcement of the formation of
the new cabinet yet has been made. As a
result there is some recrudescence of the
public anxie4y.
The attitude of small detachments of
Turkish marines, who are circulating
through the European quarter. Is causing
growing apprehension. The men appear
to be in an ugly mood. They Are their
rifles every few yards. Several casualties
from stray shots already have been re
corded.
Following the usual custom in Con
stantinople when possible disturbances
sre feared, the owners of shoos beean
closing their places at 3 o'clock thia after
n^\ ?u",n?\came to a *2?8Si.
in iv,J is known the only certainty
wtl L min^jH'V9 Edhem Pasha. who
will be minister of war. Even the an
L?rntnlT.l ?{ Tewflk Pash? as grand viz
ier. which was thought to be assured Is
jff doubtful because of the
supposed objection of the mutineer*
Sultan Grants Demands.
Constantinople was quieter, this morn
ng. after the exciting occurrences of
yesterday, and business gradually was
resumed.
A majority of the garrison, however,
still occupy positions in front of the
chamber of deputies and the war office
There they await the formation of a new
cabinet.
The night, however, was one of alarm
The troops celebrated the overthrow of
the young Turks by firing continuous rifle
volleys.
This alarmed the entire population of
the city. The people were ignorant of the
cause of the firing, and thought a fight
was going on.
The sultan has granted practically all
the demands of the riotous troops, name
The adoption of the sheriff |awg as the
basis for new laws.
The dismissal of the grand vizier, the
ministers of war and marine, and Ahmed
Riza. president of the chamber, the latter
to be replaced by Ismail Kemal. pro
visional leader of the liberal union
The removal from Constantinople of
Hussein Jahld, chief editor of Tanin. and
of Rahml and Javid, deputies from Sa
lonika
The appointment of Zohrab. an Influen
tial member of the liberal union, to be
vice president of the chamber of deputies
and. Anally,
The removal of the officers of the Sa
ionikl battalions of chausseurs.
Casualties of Revolt.
The casualties resulting from the rioting
>f yesterday Include Nezlm Pasha, min
ister of Justice In the late cabinet, who
aras mistaken for Riza Pasha, minister
?f marine, and killed; Riza Pasha, min
ster of marine, who was wounded, and
3adik Pasha, who was killed. *There also
sere several casualties among the troops
The events of yesterday surprised no
?od> In Constantinople. An upheaval
sras expected as a result of the recent
ievelopments and the Increasing dicta
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
Protection of Home Industries
Embarrasses Democrats.
CONFERENCE IS CALLED
How to Reconcile Party Traditions
and Local Interests Is Question.
REVENUE-RAISING DEVICES
Vested Interests and Capital May
Bear Burden of Added
Taxes.
A conference to determine "Who's -who,
and why?"?especially "Why?"?amon gthe
democrats of the Senate- Is in progress
this afternoon, necessitated by the canny
work of the finance committee in en
tangling the southern senators with 'some
acute embarrassments.
Lumber, sugar, rice, lemons, iron ore
and other southern products have been
amply protected in the Senate's bill. The
southerners were pretty well satisfied with
the House rates on lemons, but the Sen
ate committee, in its generosity, boosted
even that protection. Iron ore comes into
its own: "revenue duty." of course, quite
democratic in principle, and deucedly
profitable in practice.
All of which means that the southern
senators are facing a hard proposition.
Their constituents, who have money in
vested in Industries producing the prod
ucts which a republican majority has pro
tected. are not so enamored of democratic
theories, spun in plantation fireside rev
eries and evolved from ancient tomes.
They clamor for practical legislation.
It is a condition, not a theory, the south
ern industries are facing.
Consistency in Question.
If the southern senators accept the pro
tection offered on their particular prod
ucts. the question of consistency as to
their attitude on other protective features
of the bill comes up to bother them at
once. If they stick to theory, they face
an angry constituency with arrays of
facts and figures.
The democrats are talking it over in
conference this afternoon. A verbatim
report of that conference would be afbout
as interesting reading . as any current
events could well furnish.
It may be that the conference will turn
out a plan for harmonious team work
among the democrats in handling the en
tire bill. But that is rather a violent sup
position.
Preliminary discussions among demo
crats In the Senate warrant suspicion
that among them there is likely to be
great Independence of action. It has been
persistently reported for several days that
North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina.
Florida. Alabama and even Arkansas are
rtiowing a disposition to support protec
tion on this or that schedule of the bill.
Georgia's attitude is a subject of spec
ulation. Some reports have It that the
two Georgia senators will not follow an
Identical course with respect to the bill.
One Is said to be for protection on-lum
ber. for Instance, and the other against it.
But the Georgia senators will speak for
themselves in due time.
Bevenue Question May Help Them.
The question of adequate revenue to be
raised by the bill is expected to prove a
loophole of escape from some embarrass
ments disturbing the southerners. A little
protection now and then Is good for the
best of men, the democratic platform
claims, said protection being solely for
revenue purposes, let It be understood.
Well, there Is no doubt that as the tariff
bill now stands this revenue proposition
must be taken Into careful account.
Can it be, some senators are asking,
that the canny Mr. Aldrich has allowed
this doubt as <to the revenue-raising ca
pacity of the bill to come up for effect?
Perish the thought that Mr. Aldrich in
tends' to pass a (bill through the *Senate
which falls In the first essential of a tar
iff bill to raise revenue.
Every one knows that at the proper
time Mr. Aldrioh will flush his proposi
tion ito foster the revenue. And It will be
adequate. It Is prophesied.
In the meantime, however. It might not
be Inadvisable. It is hinted, to let the
Senate ponder the revenue question. It
might prove food for thought for demo
era tic senators especially.
Devices for Baising Bevenue.
A flood of propositions for raising reve?
nue Is expected In the early days of the
consideration of the bill. The two main
favorites will be plans to saddle vested
interests and capital and liquor and beer
with additional taxation.
A tax on dividends will be proposed and
[vigorously advocated. Stamp taxes will
[ be suggested. That good old standby, in
| come tax, will be trotted out for a trial
: heat, at any rate. Increased tax on fed
eral liquor licenses is a popular plea.
Sugar has been a fruitful source of
| revenue taxation in former years and
may be tackled again, with the resultant
outcry against taxing the poor man's
breakfast table. The fruit canning season
will be coming on about that time and
a loud wall would come from the house
wives. Many of the wiseacres think, how
ever. that there is something brewing in
[ the sugar schedule, nevertheless.
8enator Aldrich has not yet prepared a
statement as to the revenue producing
I capacity of the bill reported by the finance
committee. It was said today that It is
doubtful If he will be able to make more
than a general statement upon that ques
tion when the bill is taken up.
There Is a possibility that consideration
of the bill may not be undertaken to
[ morrow, but postponed until Monday. This
! is one of the questions to be deckled by
the democratic conference in session this
afternoon, as It Is reported that some
democrats are not ready to go on with
the bill this week.
May Take Trouble to Tafe.
There are rumblings of discontent from
republicans of the middle west, who ad
vocate revision downward. The closer
they look Into the tariff bill In Its pres
ent form the louder are their murmur
iniry.
Study of the provisions of the various
schedules disc-loses the wonderful like
ness of the bill in many essential fea
tures to the existing tariff law. against
which the tariff revision sentiment is di
rected.
8ome western republicans at the Capitol
today predicted that President Taft will
be called upon to take a hand in the
making of the bill in Its final form. It
Is said that these republicans are getting
ready to take their grievances to the
White House, following the oourse which
was found so successful In the last ad
ministration.
Commercial Advantages Illusory.
MADRID. April 14.?The newspapers of
Madrid express little regret at the ex
piration three days ago of article four of
the treaty of Paris, which gave Spain
equal commercial privileges with the
1'nited States In the Philippine Islands.
fThey point /nit that the advantages
granted under this article were wholly il
lusory.
THE SENATE TARIFF BILL REACHES SQUASH CENTER.
BI6 FIRE AT ELYRIA, OHIO
DAMAGE TO BUSINESS FIBMS
ABOUT $100,000.
Five-Story Block, Theater and Other
Buildings Destroyed?Hotel
Guests Boused.
ELYRIA, Ohio. April 14.?Fire early to
day wiped out the Elyrii. block, a five
story business building; the American
Theater, a livery stable, damaged the Ho
tel Andwur and several adjoining build
ings. The total damage is estimated at
$100,000. No one was injured.
Cleveland was called upon tor flfe
figfrting apparatus to assist in conquering
the flames. It was several hours before
the fire was under control.
The Are started in the Elks' lodge
"rooms, on the fifth floor of the Elyria
block. The fire burned out the Elyria
Savings and Trust Company, Odeil Bros.,
wall paper; W. H. Barnes, shoes; the El
dred Company, books and stationery; the
Elyria Business College, the Elks' Lodge.
W. T. Wilder, livery; the American Thea
ter and several smaller places, including
offices and frame dwellings.
The damage to theJIotel tndwur was
slight, although the gue?te were routed
out of bed.
m
MIGHT BIDEBS OUT IN INDIANA
Terrorizing Land Owners and Ten
ants?Machinery Destroyed.
WASHINGTON, Ind., April 14.?"Night
riders" are terrorizing land owners and
tenants in the vicinity of Harriman's
ferry, south of this city.
William Schrolucke, owner of 700 acres
in that neighborhood, reported that
twenty men on horseback visited all his
tenants and informed them that if they
paid greater rent than one-third of the
crop raised their crops would be mowed
down before they became ripe.
A riding plow was destroyed with an ax.
Farming machinery belonging to three
tenants on another farm were destroyed.
Thomas Taylor, a wealthy land owner,
received by mail a package containing
powder and matches, with a note warning
of what he might expect if he insisted on
I one-half crop rental.
A few days ago a stranger entered a
store at Ivy and asked the merchant for
a reduced price on all the carriage whips
in stock. It is thought the riders Intend
to administer floggings.
OLD ARMS NOT FOB BEBELS.
Government to Sell Discarded Bifles
Only to Patriotic Societies.
No more will cheap revolution^ In
neighboring countries be encouraged by
the easy manner in which it was pos
sible to purchase the old arms - of the
United States In the past.
Orders have been issued at the War i
Department stopping the practice of sell
ing the discarded arms of the United
States.
It has been reported at various times
that revolutionists in Central and South
America obtained arms from the United
States. They will now have to look
elsewhere.
It remained, however, for the police of
Chicago to complain that tl?? sale of the
old Springfield rifles, recently discarded,
was causing tronble for them. That
complaint waa followed by an order
against the sale of the remaining 9,000
rifles by auction.
These rifles may be sold to patriotic
organizations only.
ASKED TO DEFEND HIMSELF.
Bepresentative Clark of Florida Sub
ject of Legislative Attack.
TALLAHASSE. Fla., April 1-*.?Repre
sentative Frank Clark of Florida is ex
pected by the lower house of the Florida
legislature to appear on the floor of the
house at the end of two weeks' time and
defend himself against charges brought
in resolutions offered by Assemblyman
James Alexander of Volusia county. He
is asked in the resolution to "return to
the democratic fold" and "cease his at
tacks upon the leaders and principles of
the great democratic party." reference
being made to his recent speech on the
floor of the national House of Representa
tives.
Tho resolution caused heated debate,
legislators making many accusations. The
house will permit Representative Clark
to defend himself. He is charged with
assailing and violently attacking and de
nouncing "our matchless leader of the
great democratic party, William Jennings
Bryan." and assailing and opposing
"Champ Clark, our great and able leader
of the democratic party in the lower
branch of Congress."
WRECKED ON THE OHIO.
Passengers on Wheeling Packet
Have Exciting Experience.
WELL3VTLLEr Ohio. April 14.-Follow
ing an exciting experience at Wheeling,
W. Va., last night, when a high wind
toBsed the packet steamer Virginia about
in the Ohio river, the vessel was finally
started toward Pittsburg with many ner
vous passengers aboard. The steamer ar
rived In the channel here close to mid
night with the passengers quiet and all
asleep. Suddenly the big boat struck an
obstruction in the channel here, tearing
a hole three feet long in the hull. The
crash was terrific an dthe passengers
were thrown from their berths. In a mo
ment a small panic was 4n progress. The
passengers ran, scantily clad, into the sa
loon, and employes of the steamer re
strained them with difficulty.
The Virginia was quickly run ashore and
the passengers taken off and sent to
Pittsburg by rail.
SUNK IN COLLISION.
Passenger Steamer Manhattan Dam
aged, But Saves Barge's Crew.
NEW YORK, April 14?A collision
between the Maine Steamship Com
pany's passenger steamer Manhattan
and a lighter barge while off Stratford
shoals, in Long Island sound, early to
day, was reported to this city by wire
less telegraph. The Manhattan was
slightly damaged, but the barge was
sunk after her crew was taken off by
the Manhattan.
The Manhattan left New York for
Portland, Me., last night, while the
barge was coming westward in tow.
After taking off the barge's crew the
Manhattan anchored and took account
of damage. It was found that she
would be able to return to New York
under her own steam, and is expected
to arrive here about 4 p.m. The Man
hattan carried about ten passengers.
TRIAL TRIP OF OAS LAUNCH.
New Government River Boat Put to
Test on Lake Erie.
PORT CLINTON. Ohio, April 14.?The
new government power boat Lieut. W. C.
Neary, the first gasoline equipped ves
sel, other than launches, built by the
War Department, was given its trial trip
on Lake Brie today. The test was suc
cessful. The boat will be used by the
quartermaster's department of the United
States Army. The Lieut. W. C. Neary
is scheduled to leave tomorrow for Fort
Barrancas, IPla- The trip will be made
from here over the great lakes to Chi
cago, where the boat will be transferred
to the Mississippi river, then journey
south to the Gulf of Mexico to its desti
nation.
The koat is named after Lieut. W. C.
Neary, who died from wounds received
during the Spanish-American war. Three
other such crafts are being constructed
here. They will be assigned to coast
artillery stations for general dispatch and
other purposes. Each is sixty feet In
length, with a displacement of twenty
tive. tons.
General Strike at Meru.
MERU, April 14.?A general strike of
twenty-four hours' duration was inau
gurated here today as a protest against
the repressive measures taken by the
troops during the recent strike of the dis
satisfied buttonmakers. The workmen
are marching uirough the city in column
formation with women and children in
the lead. Meru is filled with soldiers, but
the prefect has decided not to interfere
unless there are outbreaks of violence.
Off to Philadelphia to Inspect Sites.
Secretary Nagel of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, accompanied by
Commissioner Oeneral Keefe of the Immi
gration bureau and Representative J.
Hampton Moore, left today for Philadel
phia to inspect the proposed sites for a
new immigration station in that city.
Gen. Smith's New Command.
Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Smith, the
junior brigadier of the army, who has
been at San Francisco on waiting orders
for several months past, was today
ordered to Fort D. A. Russell. Wyo., to
assume command of that large post.
DRIVES ON WITH AUTOMOBILE
DRAGGING VICTIM.
Glass Wind Shield Obscured by Rain,
Piatt Could Not See* He Had
Run Over Pedestrian.
Sperial Dispatch to Th* Star.
NEW YORK. April 14.?While driving
an automobile through pouring rain, which
obscured the glass wind shield so he waa
unable to see plainly, Nathaniel Piatt
of 305 West 97th street knocked down
and fatally Injured an unidentified man
at Broadway and 8th street shortly after
J o clock this morning, dragging him un
der the car for a distance of fifty feet.
L'ntil a bystander ran out and jumped
L?. 1runn,n?b?ard of his automobile
t did not even know he had struck
the man. His victim died at St. Vin
cent s Hospital two hours later
The lieutenant at the Mercer street
station refused bail. Piatt was held on
a charge of felonious assault, but that
was later changed to homicide.
Piatt was driving cautiously up Broad*
way peering ahead through the wind
shield. All the witnesses to the accident
agree he was going at a slow rate of
speed.
Automobile Drags Victim.
As the automobile approached 8th street
Emile Martin of Brooklyn saw a man
come from a restaurant on the west
side of Broadway and cross the street
directly in the path of the car.
The man went down under the automo
bile.
As the car went ahead without any
sign of stopping Martin ran, shouting
,'j About fifteen feet beyond the
north side of 8th street he overtook the
car, and springing up on the running
board caught the driver by the arm.
You ve hit a man," he cried. "You're
dragging him underneath."
c^'attj :'fm!llTed on hi8 brakes. With
kdward A. Norman of 440 West liOth
street, and Lloyd Prince of 868 Flatbush
avenue, Brooklyn, who were riding with
^umPe(i out of the automobile.
At the same time Policeman Mann of
the Mercer station, who had heard Mar
tin s shouts, came up on the run
Between the front wheels of the auto
?ob"e,a man ^a. ?ound unconscious and
doubled up with his clothing tangled in
the starting crank. It was necessary to
back the car away to disentangle him.
The policeman saw that his condition
was serious. After turning in a call for
an ambulance he placed Piatt under ar
r6st#
Dies in Hospital.
Dr. Hartlgan, frory fit. Vincent's Hospi
tal, responded to the call. After an ex
amination he said the man was suffering
from concussion of the brain and internal
Injuries, and removed him to the hospital
in an ambulance. He died there two
hours later.
Piatt said he owned the automobile
and was connected with the Baker
Motor Vehicle Company, at 1790 Broad
w fty.
only means of identification found
on the dead man was a pass card made
out to Orderly Burns by the Metro
politan Hospital oil Blackwell's Island
At the Metropolitan Hospital i t wi
as John mRn"ing that an orderI>' known
as John Burns was employed there
Ihfoi a descriPtlQn of the orderly
which did not correspond with the de
scription turned in by policemen.
Mann stated at the police station .that
the automobile had passed him on Broad
way near 4th street, and that he had par
ticularly noticed the slow rate of speed
at which it was proceeding.
CONSPIRACY IN ECUADOR.
Plot Discovered to Overthrow Alfaro
Administration-?Arrests.
OI AYAQUIL, Ecuador, April 14. The
government has discovered a conspiracy
to overthrow the administration of Gen
Eloy Alfaro, and the arrest of the lead
ers of the movement Is momentarily ex
pected.
The authorities learned that the con
spirators intended to proclaim a trumvi
rate composed of Gen. Plaza, Arrallano
and Riva de Nelra. rauano
fievetal soldiers In the garrison here
were arrested today accused of being im
plicated in the plot.
Guests of Kenilworth Inn Have
Only Time to Escape.
RUSH OUT HALF DRESSED
Some Venture Back to Get Their
RESCUED
Flames Break Out in. a Well Known
Resort Near Asheville, N. C.r
Early This Morning.
ASHEVILLE, N. C.. April 14.?Roused j
j from their slumbers after 2 o'clock this
I morning by an alarm of Are, seventy-five
guests of the Kenilworth Inn, three miles
j from this city, barely had time to don
some scanty articles of clothing and
make their escape from the burning build
ing. The hotel was completely destroyed.
The loss is estimated at over $300,000,
while the insurance is placed at 174,000.
Ex-State Senator Gazzam of Pennsyl
I vania, the owner, is suffering from con
j cusslon of the spine and a broken ankle,
and physicians fear there is a fracture
at the base of the skull, in which event
little hope would be entertained of his
recovery. At noon today all the guests
i had been accounted for.
! The fire started in the north end of the
building over the boiler room. A. strong
wind was .blowing from the southwest,
and the flames were quickly fanned to
the other end of the frame structure,
where the majority of the guests were
asleep.
Before the fire had been first discov
ered by two negro boys, who were re
turning from Blltmore, the Vanderbllt
place, which is but a short distance from
the inn. it had gained good headway, and
wag even then beyond human control.
Mrs. A. B. Martin, the lessee, gave first
thought to the safety of the guests when
she was awakened, and In a short time
the alarm had been given In every occu
pied room in the doomed building.
Wild Bush to Escape.
There was a wild scramble for, the
exits, but there was nothing bordering
on a panic among either men. women
or children, in spite of the great con
fusion at the time. Half an hour later,
when it was believed that all were out,
the roll was called and every person was
accounted for, except a Mrs. Terrell,
whose address was not ascertained. It
was a motley array, however, some of
the women appearing in ball gowns and
others in even more scanty raiment and
in varying degrees of neglige. Many of
the men wore nothing but their under
clothing covered by their overcoats. Al
most every describable manner of dress
was represented.
Many persons after conquering the first
thought of self-preservation that had led
to instant and precipitate flight ventured
back into the smoke-fllled halls and Into
their rooms to rescue their trunks and
other personal effects which they had
abandoned. Some brought forth rocking
chairs, washstands and every manner of
articles, which soon littered the lawns.
As the flre kept raging, fanned by the
rapidly increasing wind, the heat became
so intense that all hope of saving posses
sions was abandoned.
Several persons who had entered the
hotel, not realizing that the flre had
reached the south wing, were almost
caught. Shouts of friends from the out
side were answered by yells for help, and
heroic efforts of several guests and police
men alone saved the venturesome ones
from being cut off from every avenue of
escape.
Owner Jumps From Third Floor.
Several firemen received painful burns.
Ex - Senator Gazzam of Philadelphia,
owner of the inn, Jumped from the third
story while the firemen were breaking
epen the door of his room. In the de
scent he tbarely escaped striking against
the stone arch at the front of the build
ing. He received numerous painful in
juries. and was removed to Blltmore Hos
pital. A negro porter was badly hurt by
falling from the third floor, the fall being
broken, however, by his catching project
ing windows and landing on a roof below
them.
Firemen Arrive Too Late.
The Asheville flre department rushed
out to the scene, but the hotel was
doomed before the engines had started
from the city, three miles away. Its ef
forts were needed, however, to save ad
joining residences, as the wind was scat
tering sparks to their roofs. The fire
men were successful in preventing the
flames from spreading.
The scantily clad guests were taken In
at the Battery Park Hotel and nearby
residences and cared for for the remain
der of the night.
The Kenilworth Hotel was owned by
ex-Senator Gazzam of Philadelphia, and
was built about fourteen years ago by the
Kenilworth Inn Company at a cost of
*140,000. George W. Vanderbllt Is be
lieved to have been the heaviest stock
holder in the company, which was com
posed largely of northern capitalists.
\bout six years ago Senator Gazzam
purchased the property and has leased It
several times. It was patronized by
northern tourists during the winter, and
was a favorite meeting place for south
ern conventions during the summer. The
Young People s missionary movement, the
Southern Christian Endeavor Society and
the Southern Students* conference had
been booked there for the coming sum
mer.
RELEASED FROM RUSS PRISON.
Echo of Russo-Japanese War in Par
dons for Officers.
I ST PETERSBURG, April 14.?Rear Ad
I miral GregorleCf and Laeut. Smirnoff, sub
ordinate officers under Vice Admiral Ne
bogatoff, In the Russo-Japanese war,
have been pardoned and released from
confinement in the Fortress of St. Peter
and St. Paul. These officers were sen
tenced to death for having surrendered
their commands, but in view of extenuat
ing circumstances their sentences were
commuted to ten years' imprisonment in
a fortress.
They began serving their sentences In
1907.
It is reported that (Jen. Stoessel and
Vice Admiral Nebogatoff also will be
pardoned shortly.
Trunks.
BY GBEAT D
ARlNG
OFF FOR NEW YORK
President Taft and Family De
part at Noon.
HOUSE GUESTS GO ALONG
Young People in Party Traveling in
Private Car Magnet.
TO RETURN FRIDAY MORNING
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Mr. Taft to Attend Meeting' of Tale
Corporation Tomorrow?Busy
Morning at White House.
President Taft a?*otm>anleA by Mm
Taft and other members of his family
and a number of young? people wtio haw*
been guests ait the White House during
the Easter holiday* left bere for New
York at 12:30 p.m. today over the Penn
sylvania railroad.
Arriving in New York this evening,
the President and Mrs. Tart will be tfoo
guests of tho President's brother, Henry
W. Taft, and will attend a theater party
given toy him tonight. Tomorrow morning
the President will go from New York to
New Haven to attend a business meeting
of the Yale corporation, of which he Is a
fellow. This will be the second corpora
tion meeting the President has attended
within a month. He will leave New Ha
ven lata Thursday afternoon, and after
spending the evening In New York will
leave there at midnight and reach Wash
ington early Friday morning.
In the party today in addition to the
President and Mrs. Taft were Mias
Helen Taft, their daughter, who Is re
turning to her studies at Bryn Mawr;
Robert A. Taft, who Is returning to
resume his course at Yale; Howard
Taft, a son of Henry W. Taft; Messrs.
Ewan and Bingham, who have been
guests of Robert Taft; Miss Morgan,
who has been a guest of Miss Helen
Taft; Capt. Archibald W. Butt, the
President's aid, and W. W. Mischler,
assistant secretary to the President.
The party traveled In the private cur
Magnet, which was extensively used
by former President Roosevelt, and
which was attached to the regular New
York express.
Sees Many Visitors.
Before leaving the White House Presi
dent Taft made a record for disposing of
visitors in a short time. He saw and
talked with Secretary Knox, Secretary
Dickinson. Postmaster General Hitchcock,
Representative Payne, chairman of the
House committee on ways and means;
Senator Cummins and a number of other
congressmen. He was overwhelmed with
invitations to make visits and speeches,
some of which he accepted and others
he deferred answer.
The Northeastern Saengerbund will hold
its annual great song and musical fes
tival in New York city June 19 to 25.
under the anspices of the United Singers
of New York and Brooklyn, and the
President was asked today to be present
one day during the festival. He said that
he would consider the invitation, but he
feared that he could not go.
The Invitation was presented by a dele
gation Introduced by Representative
Bartholdt and consisting of Maj. Carl
Lents, president of the Federation of the
Northeastern Saengerbund; Theodore
Henninger, president of the New \ork
committee; William Hollweg, Anton Kruse
and Charles Korth.
The President accepted an invitation to
address the great convention *of the lay
men's Missionary Movement to be held
here in November, which will Inaugurate
the national campaign of the organlia
tlon. The invitation was presented by
Silas -McBee, editor of the Churchman.
Mr. McBee is on his way to Greenville,
S. C., to address a gathering of the move
ment there.
South and West Trip Unsettled.
While President Taft Intends to make a
trip to the west and south some time late
this summer or fall, he told Representa
tive Taylor of Alabama today that he had
not arranged any of the details and would
j not do so for some time. Mr. Taylor saw
the President In behalf of the city of Mo
bile, which wants the President to stop
there on his way to or from the west. A
large delegation is coming from Mobile
to formally present an invitation.
President Taft told Representative Rich
ardson of Alabama today that he will ap
point a republican as judge of the north
ern district of Alabama whenever he se
lects a man. The President did not give
any Intimation whether he will nsjne
Judge Hundley as his own successor, but
the Alabama people are under the strong
Impression that Judge Hundley is out or
the race after over two years of struggle
in the Senate over his confirmation, and
that some other republican will be given
the position. Democrats In both Alabama
and North Carolina, where there Is also a
judgeship fight, have had an idea that
democrats would be named by the Presi
dent. In North Carolina this impression
has been much stronger than In Ala
bama. The attitude of the President as
to Alabama Is said to Indicate that In
North Carolina, too, he will find a re
publican to sit In the federal court of the
eastern district.
Northcott to Be Minister.
Elliott Northcott, United States attor
ney of the southern district of Virginia,
one of the best known men In the state,
Is said to be booked for minister of this
country to Bogota, Colombia. The fact
that Mr. Northcott is willing to take
this place Is a surprise to his friends.
He has been United States attorney of
the southern district for years and can
remain there as long as he^ wants. He
has had an ambition to be a I.nltea
States Judse, and for that reason was
supposed to prefer staylnj? In the state,
ready to seize the opportunity for pro
motion. The salary of minister to Co
lombia is much in excess of that as
United States attorney. Mr. Northcott
was chairman of the republican state
committee five years ago.
r w, Belser, known as the republican
boss of Dayton, was at the White House
today. He Is here in connection with
the surveyorshlp of customs at Dayton.
One Killed and Four Hurt by Auto.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14.?Peter Sul
livan was killed and four other persons
were injured late last night when an
automobile ran down Sullivan as he was
alighting from a street car. Of the in
jured occupants of the automobile who
were thrown to the ground by the sud
den stopping of the machine, Thomas
Ftoelan, a prominent business m?", to
the most seriously hurt. ,
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