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No. 17,748
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1909-TWENTY-TWO PAGES.
TWO CENTS.
READY FOR TUFT
AF ALEXANDRIA, VA.
President to Review Parade at
3 P.M. Tomorrow.
IMPOSING MILITARY MARCH
120th Anniversary of Washington's
Inaugural.
GENERAL HOLIDAY IN CITY
District National Guard and Wash
ington Firemen to Attend?Home
coming Festivities. ?
?
Mayor F. J. Paff,
<'hnirmnn of Reception Committee.
fcide street In liis automobile to the park
where he will witness the corner stone
laying- T President arul party will after
ward entertained by W. B. Smoot,
president of the ??e<jrge Washington Mon
ument Association, at his home, 804
prince street.
w Salute for the President.
The I'nited States Dolphin will arrive
here tomorrow morning and Ik- anchored
off this city. 1'pon the arrival of the
President a salute will be fired from the
Dolphin.
Gov. Swanson arrived here early this
afternoon, and during his stay in this city
will be the guest of Representative
Charles C. Carlin. The Richmond How
itzers, commanded by Oapt. Myers, will
? leave Richmond at S? o'clock tonight with
10?> men. They will bring with them four
?runs and six caissons, which will be load
ed on four flat cars. They will remain
here over Saturday, returning home Sun
day morning. The Howitzers will Are a
salute of twenty-one guns for the Pres
ident and also fire a salute for the gov
ernor. The Richmond Blues will leave
(Contlnucd~on Fifteenth Page.)
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streets by President Taft, Vice .President
Sherman, Gov. Swanson, Lieut. Gov. El
lyson. members of the Senate and House
of Representatives, the pageant accom
panied by Alexandria-Washington l>odge
of Masons,will move to Shooter's Hill, the
western end of the city, where the cor
ner stone of the George Washington Park
will he laid and Gov. Swanson will deliver
an address. The Masons will form in line
at Washington and Cameron streets, ac
companied by Old Dominion Command
ery, No. 11, Knights Templar, and will
act as escort to Alexandria-Washington
I.odge of Masons and fall in line behind
the military.
President Taft and party is expected to
arrive over the road in an automobile, and
he will be met by members of the execu
tive committee and escorted to the review
ing stand in the inaugural court of honor.
While the committee did not give out
the movements of the presidential party,
it is not supposed that the President will
take part In the parade, but that after
reviewing it he will probably go by a
ALEXANDRIA. Va . April-29. 1!*J9.
With an imposing military pageant this
city will ai 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
begin the celebration of the one-hundred
and-twentieth anniversary of the inaugu
ration of Georse Washington as Presi
? dent of the United States. Following the
review of the parade at ":'i0 o'clock at
? the cast side of Washington and Princess
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Davis Portrait on It? Hollings
worth Says "No!"
CLAIMS IDEA IS MAUDLIN
r
Ohio Representative Prepares Resolu
tion on Subject.
U. S. S. HISSISSIFPI INCIDENT
State Wants Engraving of Jefferson
Davis' Likeness on Every Piece. '
Talk With Ohiom.
The report that the portrait of Jef
ferson Davis is to be on the silver service
which the State of Mississippi will pre
sent to her namesake battleship. Is
creating something of a stir. Repre
j sentative Rollings-worth of Ohio has pre
pared a resolution for presentation In the
House calling for information on the
| subject.
"I look upon It." said Mr. Hollings
worth today, "as humiliating to four
fifths of the officers and men on board the
vessel. It Is the culmination of a maud
lin sentiment recently developed, and
which seems to manifest itself in senti
mental efforts to win the south by such
acts as the restoration of the name of
Davis 011 Cabin John bridge at Washing
ton, and Senator Money's resolution to
impeach the integrity of the fourteenth
amendment and like suggestions, which
a few years ago would have met with a
storm of protests. This extreme tender
derness toward the ruling elements of the
south may be wise, but to one who re
members the result of President Hayes'
generous acts extending the same olive
branch doubts and misgivings must be
excused.
Puny Sentimental Display.
"It is all well enough to hide away
the scars of the war, but there is sucn
a thing as the pendulum of time swing
ing backward beyond the perpendicu
lar. The thoughtful men of both the
south and the north are content to
abide by the impartial Judgment of
history and not seek by such puny sen
timental displays to divert the thoughts
aand judgment of the present genera
tion from the eternal truths vindicated
and settled by the civil war." ,
Mr. Holllngsworth served as a pri
vate In the Union army during the civil
war.
The resolution calls upon the Secretary
of the Navy for information relative to
the report that the state of Mississippi is
preparing to present to the battleship
Mississippi an elaborate silver service, the
centerpiece of which is to be decorated
with an engraved portrait of Jefferson
Davis. He had Intended to present it In
the House today, but was dissuaded.
The resolution is preceded by a long
preamble. In which it is declared that
"the dignity and character of the United
States government and its creditable
standing at home and abroad require that
I its battleships should be in command of
officers imbued with high American ideals,
healthy loyalty and a just pride in the
history and institutions of the government
they serve."
Asks the Authority.
In the resoution proper the Secretary
is requested to inform Congress "by
whom and on what authority such gift
is to be accepted and what lesson of
loyalty or patriotism such portrait en
graving is intended to teach and with
what Ideals of government it Is expected
thereby to inspire the officers and men
now or hereafter to be in control of such
battleship; and especially to ascertain and
inform the Congress whether or not the
proposed gift of a silver service thus dec
orated *and such use of it are agreeable
to or desired by the officers now in com
mand of the Mississippi."
Mr. Holllngsworth explained that his
resolution "follows the line, although in
contrary direction, of the one Introduced
by Senator Money of Mississippi March
29, in which he seeks to revive war mem
ories by requiring the Attorney General to
file In the Supreme Court proceedings to
question the validity of the fourteenth
amendment of the Constitution of the
United States. He challenges directly the
official records and integrity of the gov
ernment and the separate states in the
adoption of that amendment. He seeks
to revive the unhappy discussions and is
suer of the reconstruction period.
Doesn't Think It Bight.
His state and his people, at the same
time. Seem to think it quite the thing to
place the portrait of President Davis of
the southern Confederacy, instead of that
of President Lincoln of blessed memory,
on the dining service of a United States
battleship for use at all social functions,
at home and among foreigners, by United
States officers in command, many of
whom, like Capt. John C. Fremont, are
worthy descendants of the patriotic men
who fought on the side of Lincoln and
against Davis during athe civil war.
"WETS" WIN OHIO COUNTY.
Disorderly Scenes Attend the Elec
tion at ChOlicothe.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. April 29.-In a
local option election marked by disorderly
scenes throughout the day, at times bor
dering on rioting, Ross county yesterday
voted "wet" by a majority estimated at
2.000. The city of Chillicothe gave a wet
majority of approximately 1,800. The
election was held under the Ross county
unit law.
Mayor Yaple and the city administration
led the wet forces, while the campaign
of the drys was conducted by many per
sons prominent in the anti-saloon cause.
During the day numerous conflicts oc
curred between partisans of the two fac
tions and also between citizens and the
police. To restore order Company H of
the 4th Regiment, Ohio National Guard,
was called out and a large force of spe
cial deputy sheriffs was also sworn in.
These, carrying wagon spokes instead of
rifles, stood guard in thd disturbed quar
ter until the poll#closed.
Secretary Dickinson Beaches Colon.
COLON, April 29.?The United States
dispatch boat Mayflower, with Secretary
of War Dickinson on board, has arrived
here from Jamaica. Mr. Dickinson was
greeted by Lieut. Col. Goethals and other
canal officials. He will make an examina
tion of the canal construction work. The
auxiliary cruiser Prairie has landed 900
men here, who will be transferred to the
auxiliary cruiser Buffalo at Panama.
Russia Accepts Treaty Proposal.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 29-Russla
has decided to accept the American pro
posal to revise the treaty of 1832. Her
answer, which will be delivered in about
a week, will express assent to the nego
tiation of a new treaty provided that the
old agreement remains in force until the
new one is ratified.
NO GAMES FOR A MONTH.
SHOOTS COLLEGE GIRL
Dartmouth Graduate Murders
a Senior of Smith.
THEN COMMITS SUICIDE
Porter Smith Had Been Engaged to
Helen Ayer Marden.
BUT SHE HAD BROKEN IT OFF
Victim's Sister Classmate of Mur
derer's Sister at Smith College.
He Was Chicago Boy.
NORTHAMPTON. Mass., April 29.-En
raged because she had brqjten her en
gagement with him and refused to renew
It, Porter Smith, who was graduated
from Dartmouth College last year, today
shot and killed Miss Helen Ayer Marden,
a senior at Smith College, and then turn
ing the revolver on himself committed
suicide. The girl was a daughter of
Frank Marden of 83 Boston street, Somer
ville. '
Smith, whose home was in Chicago, had
been In Northampton for several days.
It is said that he had persistently < fol
lowed Miss Marden and tried to force his
attentions on her, but she refused to have
anything to do with him.
Tried to Avoid Smith.
This forenoon, when the majority of the
students of Smith were at chapel. Miss
Marden came out of the students' build
ing, where she roomed. She had stayed
away from the chapel exercises, it is un
derstood, because she feared she would
be followed by Smith on the way there.
She had gone only a short distance
when she met Smith. There were no stu
dents near, and it is not known whether
there was any conversation between the
two. Suddenly workmen not far distant
heard a shot and a girl's scream. Turn
ing around, they saw Smith standing be
side the girl, with a smoking revolver in
his hand. Before they could reach the
couple they saw Smith raise the revolver
and fire two more shots at the girl.
He Shot to Kill. * .
Miss Marden sank to the ground, and
Smith immediately placed the muzzle of
the weapon to his own head and fired,
falling dead beside the young woman.
Two bullets had entered Miss Marden's
back near the neck and a third had
entered the head. She died in the hos
pital about noon.
Miss Marden's sister, Louise, is a mem
ber of the junior class at Smith, and one
of her classmates Is Smith's sister. Miss
Emeline P. Smith. Nothing 4s known here
concerning Smith's family, further than
that their home Is In Chicago.
People Well-to-Do.
CHICAGO, April 29. ? Porter Smith's
father, before his death some time ago.
was a manufacturer of shoes in Chicago.
An uncle, B. O. Smith, is a member of
R. P. Smith & Sons, shoe manufacturers.
Mr. Smith, when informed over the tele
phone of the tragedy at Northampton, re
fused to discuss the matter until he had
received private advices from the east.
TO PROCEED WITH CASES.
Prosecution of Gov. Haskell and
Others Will Be Continued.
After careful consideration of the rea
sons given by the court for its action In
quashing the indictments against Gov.
Haskell and others in Oklahoma, Involv
ing alleged land Irregularities, the Attor
ney General today telegraphed instructions
to the United States district attorney at
Tulsa to proceed with a vigorous prosecu
tion of those cases.
The district attorney is instructed to
apply to the court for a new grand jury,
drawn in conformity with Judge Mar
shall's decision, and to present the cases
to that grand jury.
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VENEZUELAN ENVOY IS HERE
DR. PEDRO EZEKIEL ROJAS WILL
MEND DIPLOMATIC BREAK.
Is First Minister Accredited From
Hia Country to the United States
in Six Tears.
Dr. Pedro Ezekeal Rojas, the new Ven
ezuelan minister to the United States, has
arrived in this city prepared to enter on
the discharge of his diplomatic duties. lie
paid his respects to Secretary Knox at
the State Department yesterday after
noon and indicated his desire to present
his credentials to the President at his
earliest convenience. The presentation
may take place tomorrow.
Dr. Rojas is acknowledged to be one of
the ablest statesmen of Venezuela. He
was minister of foreign affairs in the
cabinet of the late President Crespo, and
before that was in the diplomatic service.
He was a consistent enemy of ex-Presi
dent Castro .and acted as secretary gen
eral of the Matos insurrection. During
Castro's rule In Venezuela Dr. Rojas re
mained In exile in New York and Trini
dad. He returned to Caracas a few
weeks ago from New York.
Is Welcome to Washington.
Dr. Rojas is well known in Washing
ton, where he will be especially welcome.
He will have the important duty of re
opening diplomatic relations between the
United States and Venezuela, broken off
last year because of President Castro's
refusal to grant the demands of the State
Department to arbitrate United States
claims. Since Gen. Jose Manuel Her
nandez was deposed from the office of
Venezuelan minister at Washington
about six years ago Venezuela has had
no minister here, maintaining up to the
break last summer only a charge d'af
faires. Senor Goitica, who held that, of
fice, was withdrawn when United States
Minister Russell was recalled from Cara
cas. The latter is now in charge of the
legation at the Venezuelan capital.
Norfolk Girl Commits Suicide.
NORFOLK, Va , April 29.-Mary Cor
bell, twenty-two years old. daughter of
William Corbell, deranged by long illness,
committed suicide early today by steal
ing from the house while other members
of the family slept and drowning herself
in a creel^ Her father found the body,
clad in a night robe in only three inches
of water. She was seen reading her Bi
ble up to 1 o'clock this morning.
Contracts for Canal Supplies.
Contracts have been awarded by the
Isthmian canal commission approximating
in value $1,000,000 for supplies of various
kinds to be delivered during the fiscal
year 1010. The supplies include articles
of steel. Iron, brass, bronze, copper, etc.,
required for construction purposes of all
kinds and are to be furnished as called
for.
Selling Goods.
The character of The Sunday
Star, the quality of the adver
tlsementa In Ita columns and
the aupremacy of Ita circulation
make It the first Sunday news
paper In Washington.
Many merchants confine their
advertising almost exclualvely to
The Evening and 8unday Star,
thereby reaching practically the
entire Washington purchasing
public at the leaat cost.
An advertisement In The Star
will aell more goods than the
same advertisement In all other
Washington papera combined. .
CAUGHT UNDER A WALL
Collapse at Chicago Fire Kills
a Fireman.
ANOTHER ONE IS MISSING
Eight Others Seriously Injured in
the Crash.
GRAIN ELEVATOR CONSUMED
i
Fierce Blaze During a Violent Elec
tric Storm?Lightning Kept
Department Busy.
CHICAGO. April 20.?One fireman was
killed, another is missing and eight were
seriously injured in a Are which destroyed
elevator B of the Illinois Central Rail
road Company here early today. The
conflagration, which was discovered in
the height of a violent electric storm,
completely consumed the elevator and
its contents. The loss is estimated at
$1,000,000.
The blaze, fanned by a gale which
swept In from the lake, spread to the
Illinois Central docks, to train schedule
freight cars, and it was with great diffi
culty that the firemen checked the fire
from a general spread over the lake
front yards of the railroad company.
'.The structure, its bins choked with
?wheat, corn, oats and rye, was a. mass
of flames by the time the first Are com
panies reached the scene. Though a
heavy rain was falling, the building
burned like a tinder box, and firemen
of truck No. were caught under a fall
ing wall which burst out without warn
ing I^ieut. Patrick McEUigott was burled
beneath the debris and instantly killed.
Eight others were trapped and seriously
injured. They were hurried to the Emer
gency Hospital. One fireman lost an arm.
l>leut. Patrick McEUigott Is dead and
James Cooper is missing.
Fire Charged to Lightning.
The fire, it is believed, wu caused by
lightning. For hours the electric storm
which burst over the city shlortly past
midnight created havoc. Frequent alarms
of fire kept the department busy in sev
eral sections of the city, and it was
in the midst of the bombardment of light
ning that the elevator was discovered on
fire by a watchman. Fire Chief Horan
responded on the first alarm and imme
diately sounded a general alarm.
The sky for miles around was brilliant
ly illumined the blaze and huge burn
ing embers spread, over the city, driven
by the high wind. Many times freight
sheds of the Illinois Central and Wiscon
sin Central were on fire, and to save them
from destruction necessitated a heroic
and stubborn battle on the part of the
firemen.
The destroyed elevator was 125 feet
high, 75 feet long and 50 feet wide. Ele
vator A, a similar structure, was also
threatened, but the fire tugs operating
from the river saved it from destruction.
$700,000 Worth of Grain.
The elevator contained $700,000 worth of
grain, including 395,000 bushels of wheat,
owned by Bartlett, Patten & Co., leaders
of the bull campaign in the latter cereal.
The grain is fully insured. The elevator
is owned by the Illinois Central Railroad
Company and la Insured in that railroad's
private insurance fund.
Elevator "A." nearby,, containing 484,000
bushels of wheat, all owned by Bartlett,
Patten & Co., was damaged by water, but
the loss is said to be not serious.
EXPLOSION KILLS FOUR MEN.
Glycerine Packing House in Penn
sylvania Scene of Tragedy.
TAMAQUA. Pa., April 29.?Four men
were killed by an explosiion'in the glyc
erin packing house of the Potts Powder
Company at Reynolds, Pa., near here, to
day. The dead are John Applegate, Lake
side; Joseph Durst, Tamaqua; J. ML
Rumble and W. A. Stevens, Chain, Pa.
Four other workmen were injured. The
cause of the explosion is not known.
SNOWSTORM III APRIL
Real Blizzards Hit New York
and Pennsylvania.
FLAKES FALL FOR HOURS
Spring Millinery Damaged and Vege
tation Set Back.
LATEST FOR EIGHTEEN YEAES
Ten Inches Deep and Still Falling
in Northwestern Pennsylvania,
Where Traffic Is Impeded.
Special Dlapa.tt*h to Th<? Star.
NEW YORK. April 29.?A snow-storm
April 2ft! That's what little old New York
had today, and the snowfall was no mere
final?presumably final?snowball flung
by departing April. It was not even a
mere flurry. It was a good, brisk drive
of hip. luscious, stinging flakes, coming
down as close together as spring straw
berries in the basket. But for the long
green grass well sprouted up it could
have been seen lying thick and plenty
on the park lawns. Only on the pave
ments it turned to wet..
The snow fell on many an unprepared
and unsuspecting spring costume and on
many a tone-poem hat that should have
had an umbrella up over It. It frosted
the blossoms in many a flower garden
that many a heedless lady had neglected
to leave at home. It even touched up
many a miniature cherry orchard and an
occasional peach-bearing importation in
full fruit. It was snow, not just in spring,
but in full summer, among the head
dresses.
Flakes Fell for Hours.
The storm began about 5:30 tills morn
ing and lasted until 6. Two hours of nor
mal weather followed and then snow be
gan to fall again in earnest. It was such
a heavy fall that the park lawns speed
ily turned white and in all the suburban
districts the snow lingered quite as If it
were in January. So far as the city prop
er was concerned the snow melted as fast
as it struck the pavements, but for hours
the air was as thick with the whit* par
ticles as at any time since the first fall
of December.
This touch of winter came mysteriously
from no one knows just where. It was to
have been a rainstorm with a rather raw
east wind, but the packages seem to have
got mixed up on the way. At any rate,
for a spring rain the article was badly
damaged on arrival and not anywhere
near up to requirements.
, This Is the latest snowfall recorded In
New York since that of May 6. 1891,
which was regarded as a freak of the
temperature. Since the beginning of April
only one warm day has been experienced,
and all through the month the tempera
ture has remained in the vicinity of freez
ing point at some time of the day.
Up in Pennsylvania.
SpocimI Dispatch to The Star.
WILKESBARRE, April 29.-A heavy
snowstorm which started here at 2
o'clock this morning is still raging and
four Inches of snow has fallen. Flowers
which were blooming in many gardens
yesterday are now hidden under the
snow. Farmers do not expect that it will
do much damage.
READING, Pa., April 29.-A snow
squall struck this city at 4 a.m. There
was another at 9 a.m., and In ten min
utes the pavements and roofs were white.
The snow was driven by astrong wind.
FOTTSVILtLE, Pa., April 29.?With the
thermometer below freezing, a brisk snow
storm is in progress here today. At
Franklin, the highest point in this sec
tion of the state, the snowfall has reach
ed a depth of almost an Inch.
The fruit trees have been retarded by
the cold weather of the past two weeks
and the blossoms are not sufficiently de
veloped to suffer from the cold snap.
Severe North of Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG, April 29.?The heaviest
snowfall of the winter in northwestern
Pennsylvania began shortly before last
midnight and at 9 o'clock this morning
at Bradford the snow was ten Inches deep
and still falling. Snow shovels, stored
away for the summer, had to be brought
out again to clear the tracks of the
western New York and Pennsylvania
Traction Company.
All traffic is experiencing delays. Trees
are loaded down and many telegraph and
telephone wires have been broken by the
heavy snow.
In Pittsburg the weather is mild and
two thunderstorms early today were sug
gestive of summer.
Temperature Below Freezing.
HARRISBURG. Pa.. April 29.?The offi
cial record of the temperature this morn
ing at Harrisburg was 36 degrees. From
other central Pennsylvania points come
i reports of still colder weather. At Wil
liamsport three inches of snow fell and
the temperature was below freezing.
There was a slight flurry of snow here,
which later turned to rain.
! Farmers report that vegetation is not
far enough advanced to be badly hurt,
but that the early crops will be delayed
by the cold wave.
PORTO RICANS COMPLAIN.
Commissioners Express Dissatisfac
tion With American Rule.,
Dissatisfaction with American rule In
Porto Rico was expressed at a dinner
given last night by the special commis
sioners from Porto Rico before leaving
Washington for the island. Those pres
ent at the dinner* were Senor Coli Cuchl,
Senor L. M. Revira and Senor I^arrlnaga,
resident commissioner for Porto Rico.
In the after-dinner speeches the Porto
Ricans said that they enjoyed less lib
erty under American rule than they did
under Spain. Their principal grievance
was the Foraker act, which, they said,
reduced the island to the basis of taxa
tion witnout representation, which was
the very thing that brought on the revo
lutionary war.
They said that the upper house of the
Porto Rican legislature was the Ameri
can council. This was an appointive body,
which was the real governing body in
the islands. Under Gov. Winthrop things
had gone reasonably well. He was a
strong man and generally liked in the
Island. But under Gov. Post the situation
was changed. There was an arbitrary ad
ministration of the law and little regard
for the feelings of the Islanders.
Senor Cuchi said that the commission
ers had been in Washington forty days
and had accomplished practically noth
ing. They were disappointed with their
reception by President Taft and felt that
with the tariff and other legislation in
the air the interests of Porto Rico had
been relegated to a minor place, and
there was not much to be hoped in the
way of relief in the near future.
The commissioners, accompanied by
fifnor Larrinaga, left for New York
last night. The commissioners will sail
for Porto Rico today.
NADIR PASHA HANGED
FROM GALATA BRIDGE
Abdul Hamid's Eunuch, Cruel
and Terrible Turk, Pays
Penalty for His Misdeeds.
m
LAST ONE OF HATED TRIO
OF EX-SULTAN'S ADVISERS
Month of Martial Law to Be Main
tained at Capital.
DEPOSED RULER AT SALONIKI
Incarcerated in Walled-In Villa
Which Will Be His Life Prison.
Wife and Daughters
With Him.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 29.?Nadh
Pasha. second eunuch of the palace un
der the regime of Abdul Hamid. m
hanged at dawn today on the Galata
bridge, the great thoroughfare that
connects Stamboul with the quarters of
Galata and Pera.
The body was allowed to swing until
8 o'clock in the morning. Thousand* of
people stopped to look at the great Nu
bian whose name was a terror under
Abdul Hamid.
The dead man's face showed an un
dershot jaw and thick, heavy lips. Tn
life he had been fully six feet si*
Inches tall.
Nadir was executed after a trial by
court-martial on the charge that he
instigated the mutiny of the troops on
April 13. He was reputed to be in
tensely ambitious, subtle-minded and
insensible to the sufferings of others.
He was one of the trio that formed
Abdul Hamid's private cabinet under
the old regime. The other members of
this cabinet were Izzet Pasha, and
Fehim Pasha.
The former, the sultan's secretary. Is
now in hiding in London. The latter,
who was head of the sultan s spy sys
tem. has been assassinated somewhere
In Russia.
Nadir Pasha came to the Imperial pal
ace as a slave and grew up in that
hothouse of intrigue. Since the de
parture of Izzet Pasha and Fehim Pa
sha. Abdul Hamid has relied entirely
upon Nadir, who is regarded as having
been the chief conspirator in the etenii
of the 13th of April.
Condemned and Executed.
Although yesterday was a holiday,
court-martials were held and several of
the principals in the mutiny of the troops
were condemned to death. Later they
were taken outside the walls of the city
and shot.
Prince Sabah Eddlne, nephew of the
sultan, who was arrested on suspicion
of being Implicated in the rising, has
been liberated. His release has caused
a good impression.
The huge square inside the railings of
the war office presented an unusual scene
yesterday afternoon. Thousands of sol
diers of the late garrison were seated,
cross-legged, in companies in a great
semi-circle, while officers made the rounds
and picked out those suspected of active
complicity in the mutiny.
The men. however, were cheerful. They
chatted and smoked and appeared to
bear their disgrace lightly.
Mahoud Schefket Pasha, commanding
the forces, in an interview intimates his
intention to purify the capital of all sub
versive elements and to establish a salu
tary example to the army. He says he
will have no half measures, but will thor
oughly clear up the situation.
For this purpose the state of siege will
be prolonged probably for a month. It
will be soon relaxed somewhat in the
European quarter, however. -
An official notice has been published
stating that henceforth the Inhabitants
of Constantinople will be permitted to
be on the streets at night until 10:30
o'clock.
Three monuments, commemorative of
Saturday's events, will be erected in the
city by public subscription.
Troops to Be Sent Away.
The illuminations last night were ex
tensive. All the embassies and legations
were hung with lights and decorations.
The streets of the capital are filled
with Macedonian volunteers. They are
being feted by the citizens at the coffee
houses and restaurants, which are all
full to overflowing. . ...
A brisk business is being done In the
sale of pictures of the su'l*n
miniature flags Inscribed with Ltbert>.
Fraternity. Equality and Justice.
Hodjas and Softas, who had not been
seen in recent days, are now reappearing
in the public places. Conditions are as
suming a normal aspect.
Mehemined V is attending to his court
duties, receiving various officials at Doima
bagtsche Palace, where he has taken up
his quarters in a plain and uncer^nonlous
manner. , . ...
Access to the palace is easy and tne
sultan's conversation is familiar, the
Whole being In striking contrast with the
conditions that prevailed at the Yildtz.
The absence of troops at the palace ts
marked, and only a few policemen are
on duty at the entrance. Most of the
volunteers will leave for their homes to
day, after being entertained at a farewell
banquet outside the city walls.
Abdul Hamid at Salbniki
Immured in Life Prison
SALONIKI, European Turkey, April 2fl.
?The deposed Sultan of Turkey. Abdul
Hamid, arrived here late last night from
Constantinople. ?
Accompanying him were two of his sons,
aged seventeen and fourteen; eleven ladles
of his harem, moat of them young, a few
eunuchs and a large retinue of female
servants.
The party was escorted quietly to the
villa in the suburbs set aside for its use.
This villa was occupied until recently t
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