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ABDUL HAMID II IS
OUSTED AND BROTHER
PLACED ON THRONE
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GreatRejoicing in Constantinople
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tinople Over the Change
t in Rulers
1 CHEERS WHEN NEW
SULTAN APPEARED
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IMMENSE CROWDS LINED THE
4 STREETS WHEN THE I NEW
RULER ENTERED THE CITY AND
1iOO OATH OF OFFICEUNIT
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ED STATES WILL TAKE PROMPT
ACTION IN RECOGNIZING THE
AI NEW GOVERNMENT
By Associated Press
> > Constantinople April 27Abtlul
Harold II sultan of Turkey was to
day deposed from the throne of the
Ottoman1 i empire by his subjects for
liis Interference with the progress of
popular government under the con
stitution granted by him last July
and his brother Mehjnmed Rachadt
offondi now occupies the throne
This change was decided upon by
the national assembly without a dis
senting voice and it was carried out
with the utmost rapidity The sultan
is now a prisoner in the hands of the
young Turks The formal decree removing
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moving Abdul Hamid from all power
of the Turkish empire was issued by
the ShoikulIslam the head of the
church in the regular form described
by the tenets of the Mohammedan
faith
There is great excitement in this
city and thousands of the populace
fill the streets A number of arrests
have bean made
A salute of 101 guns announcing
the end of the reign of Abdul Hamid
and the beginning of that of Mehmmed
Rachadt effendi was Bred at half past
two oclock this afternoon
THE EFFENDI NOTIFIED I
Later a deputatioja notified the I
aI1oudl who replied that h0lbc wed
t4thfl wIIJ of the people The a
l tI i deljaffedi Uew metffgU quti
llsnMds future reSldonce A
suggestion that he be allowed to
travel abroad w is strongly opposed
on the groilnd that it might cause
complications Finally it was decided
he must remain in Constantinople
The sultanelect came by boat
across Bosphorus to Stamboul and
proceeded to Ser Askerat in a closed
carriage His family followed and a
detachment of cavalry acted as es
cort Troops lined the entire route
Enthusiastic crowds watched the pro
coasion and acclaimed the new ruler
The affendi was receded at the war
office where the oath was adminis
tered by General Schefket and hi
officers all klsod the effendis hand
He was plainly dressed wearing a
black frock coat and appeared happy
and radiant He was ushered into
the groat hall by the entire cabinet
where had assembled representatives
of tho nation state dignitaries civil
military and ecclesiastical Shortly
before four oclock the oath of office
was administered
CHEERED BY CROWDS
He was enthusiastically cheered by
crowds who lined the way
Subsequently in receiving a depu
tation from the national assembly
tho efiendl said
1 am pleased to become the first
constitutional sovereign and doubtless
my successor will improve upon me
but you may rely upon my doing my
besL I also have suffered oppression
mid can therafore outer into the feel
ings of fellow sufferers Let us on
cleHVor to work together for the wel
fare of our country
When Hamid was informed of the
succession of the effendi to the throne
he gave one deep sigh of relief upon
being informed that no designs were
entertained against his life
PROMPT RECOGNITION
OF NEW GOVERNMENT
Washington April 27 Prompt
recognition will be given the new
government of Turkey by the admin
istration when official news of thq
ordeIi of things in the Ottoman empire
reaches Washington Speculation is
rife as to whatwill happen unde the
reorganized government but the uni
versal opinion prevails that the young
Turks party is equal to the trust 1m
Continued on Page Two
Van Vlissingen Created
Consternation in Court
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f By Associated Press
Chicago April 27Peter Van Vliss
r
ingen whose confession last winter
to the forgery of mortgages to the ex
tent of 1000000 caused a great sen
sat1on in Chicago where he had been
known for twenty years as a leading
Tea etate man exploded a bomb
shell in the bankruptcy court here to
day when he stated that his confes
sion a few months ago was antedated
by four years by a confession made
privately to men who held 400000
of his spurious paper
Van Ylissirigens confession and his
Roosevelt and Kermit
Hunting Small Game
By Associated Press
Xairobi April 27Theodore Roose
velt and his son Kermit had sum
eiently recovered today from the fa
tigue connected with their first shoot
ing trips and their journey from
Kapiti plains station to the ranch
of Sir Alfred Pease on the Athi river
to go out shooting this morning for
small game They were successful in
getting a Grants gazelle and a harte I
beeste
JURY AT LAST
COMPLETED TO
TRY CAPT HAINS
Required Seven Days ani
Examination of 450 Tales
menState Will Present
Its Case This Morning
By Associated Press I
Flushing April 2 7rhe jury to try
Captain Hains for the murder of Wm
E Annis was completed today after
seven days of work and examination
of 450 talesmen The state will pre
sent its case beginning tomorrow
from which time the trial will move
expeditiously
All the jurymen are married except
one Speaking of the personnel of
the jury one of defendants counsel
said it was patchwork of varying
pecspnali ies and temperaments
The defeuse fought for married
men Hains took no part in the e
lection of thejury remaining I silent
throughout the proceedings McIn
tyre of the defenses counsel says I
witneses will be called to show a I
hereditary taint of insanity in the de
fendants family
The jury will be locked v up during
tho trial
TO FOLLOW PATHFINDER
Denver Col April 37The path
finder car which will blaze the trail
from Denver to the City of Mexico
to be followed in the flag to flag raco 1
for the W H Wahlgreen trophy will
be started from DenverMay 1 Tfc
proposed route will be by way of
El Paso The Pathfinder crew will
consist Of Ed Spooncr of Sew York
William K Knipper of Detroit and
W D McCarton of Chicago
THOS TOMLINSON DEAD
Birmingham Ala April 27 Ad
vices received here this morning arc
tc the effect that Thomas Tomlin
son owner of Tate Springs Tenn a
noted outing resort is dead ag ° d
eighty years The deceased is surviv
ed by his widow and several sons
and daughters among them John W
Tomlinson of Birmingham membs of
Ithe National Democratic Executive
Committee who has gone lo Tate
Springs
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< MINERS AGREE 1
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+ Scranton Pa pril 27An
e agreement between the anthra + 1
cite mine owners and the mine o
< workers will be signed at a I
4 meeting to be held in the 4
4 Reading terminal building 1
4 Philadelphia at 2 clock this 4 1
4 afternoon unless present plans 4
< fail The tridistrict iconven 4
4 tion of the union mine workers
< will meet in the court house 4
4 here this afternoon to act upon 4
4 the proposition already agreed 4
4 upon by the representatives 4
IC of the men 4
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444 44 4 44
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conviction on a plea of guilty last
I winter all occurred within 24 hours
He was brought back to Chicago from
prison toUay to tennJfy Before ref
I er E in bankruptcy Frank L Wean I
who is attempting to locate the valid
assets of the prisoner
Van Vlissingen declared that in 1904
he was compelled to confess to Maur
ice Rosenfeldt at thattime a director
of the now defunct Chicago Xational
Bank and Bernard Rosenberg a real
estate dealer thaMhe mortgages held
by them and valued at 100000 haJ
been forged
HOUSE ADOPTS RESOLUTION I
COMMENDING W J BRYAN AND
CENSURING CONGRESSMAN CLARK
All the members of the party are
I fjusy today sorting out their bag
gage and making it up into loads and
otherwise preparing to start in more
extended hunting expeditions J Al
den Loring and Major Mearns came
into Kapiti station this morning from
the Pease ranch and set to work mak
I ing up loads from the beginning there
I Part of the Roosevelt camp has been
I esteblshied at the Pease ranch the
remanider of the caravan will move
II over to this point this morning
BUSINESS MAN
NASHVILLE
SHOT BY OMAN
to
Isaac S Morse Killed by a
Young Woman Who De
clares He Wanted to
Throw Her Over
By Associated Press
Nashville Tenn April 27Isaac
S Morse a well known young busi
ness man of this city was shot and
almost instantly killed shortly before
S oclock this morning by Gertrade
Douglas in the office of the American
Dry Cleaning company In the ex
citement that followed the shooting
I the young woman made her escape
and was arrested an hour later in
I the office ota doctor
I When seen it the police headquar
ters after her arrest Miss Douglas at
first used to makeas statement he r
agitationybeing so grpattha he could
scarcejj speak Finally she saicL 4
Ike Moore has ruined me and he
has been going with me for the last
nine years He couldnt throw me
over and live I met him in this city
nine years ago
POLICE WILL
r QUENCH ARDOR
OF SCORCHERS
Indiana Town Devises Novel
Plan to Stop Speeding
Water Gun to Be Brought
Into Play
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By ssoclated Press
Hammond Ind April 27The po
lice of this town have devised a new
plan to quench the ardor of the auto
mobile scorcher whose favorite
stretch for speeding is Calumet ave
nue Midway along this thoroughfare
a field telephone will be installed and
worked by an officer who will send
information to the farther end of the
approach of a vialotor of the speed
ordinance Here will be established
a water gun with a threeinch nozzle
and 100 pounds pressure to the inch
It is said that on the refusal of the
chauffeur to stop when ordered a
stream will be turned upon him with
a force sufficient to lift him out of
the machine without inflicting seriotH
injurj
t
LIFE SENTENCE FOR ROBBERY
Tulsa Okla April 27 Charles Ho
baugh 25 years of age was convicted
of highway robbery and sentenced to
the penitentiary for life in the district
court yesterday Herschel Vo a
companion in he crime broke jail
two months ago and fled iO Jefferson
Texas where he is iow inde sen
tence for burglary Hobaugb and
Wolf held up thirty men here last
new years evening
FORMER CONGRESSMAN DEAD
Washington April 27Former Rep
resEnt live Joseph W Babcock of Wis
consin for fourteen years a member
of the lower house of congress ana
for many years chairman of the na
tional Republican congressional com
mittee ded here at 945 A m today
at his home here He was 59 years
old
PROFESSOR OF LAW
San Francisco April 7Judge W
A Rethel U A collector of this
port for a long time has been orlrF
ed to West Point military academy
to become professor of law Coloiifl
E S Drdley present judge advocate
at the academy will retire June 14
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Utterances of the Florida
Congressman Not Liked
By Members I
BILL TO ABOLISH
SEVERAL HOLIDAYS
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SENATOR BEARD UNDER WAIVER
OF RULES RUSHED THROUGH
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BILL REPEALING ACT REQUIR
ING RECORDER OF PENSACOLA
It
TO BE AN ATTORNEY ALSO
INTRODUCES ONE DIRECTED
AGAINST LOAN SHARKS
By Fred M Allen
Tallahassee Fla April 7Alter
much debate the house this after
noon adopted a resolution endorsing
Bryans Democracy Resolutions by
Alexander of Volusia condemning
Congressman Clark for utterances
against Bryan on the floor of congress
were set as a special order but Alex
ander offered the following sumti
tutejfovhich was carried by a vote ot
twen ynine to twentyone
Whereas The Hon Frank Cls k
member1of congress from the Second
districjof Florida has upon the floor
of the congress of the United States
assailed the JJemocr of the Hon
William Jennings ryan who oas
three times gallantly led the Demo
cratic host Therafpje be it
Resolved by 6Eethouse of repre
sentatives of the IDture of Florida
which is entirely Democratic that we
the peoples representatives heartily
endose the Democra of the match
less and peerless leader of the Demo
cratic party WilliamiJennings Bryan
ABOLISH I NG OLIDA YS
Xewton of Orarijfi Introduced a
bill abolishing staholidays except
Sunday fourth of JulLand Christmas
I A joint resolution MacWilliams
of St Johns matyn orange blos
som the state flgwr was passed by
the house ty
GracQ > of Citoitf introduced a bill
makinjstemasjmniir ranroad mileage
fe cenT3 smdftSTleage tickets two
cents
A night session was held by tha I
house to clear the calendar of local
billsThe
The govern today signed the bill
creating a cojmty court in Gadsden
anda concurrSit resolution for a joint
commission tc inspect and investigate
conditions at pe state insane asylum
Under the resolution a woman will
accompany tb < commission
RECORDE OF PENSACOLA
A number cf bills were passed by
the senate Uday on third reading
and there wa little out of the ordi
nary in the pssion Senator Beard
railroaded a 111 through under waiv
er of the rula repealing the act re
quiring thai tie recorder of the city
Pensacola hail be a practicing at
I torn cv 1
Mr Beard elplained that the people
at the last reular election elected a
man not an attorney over a candidate
who wasone1 and that they in this
way registend their opposition to
such a pioviaon He asked that it
be passed at once in order that it
might be effeetrve before the coming
municipal election
After spirited discussion the sen
ate Killed the bill by Senator Hudson
raising th < school age from six years
to sven The vote was fifteen to elev
en and thro was wide difference of
opinion inregard to the matter Sen
ator Miller of Santa Rosa was among
those whoopposed the measure
LCAN SHARK BILL
SenatorBeard introduced a bill sim
ilar to tilt introduced in the house
by Repreentative Stokes of Escam
bia and rected against loan sharks
Another hportant bill introduced was
that by enator Baker of the 20ta
district lefining commission mer
chants ad requiring them to give
bond
L Senato Beards disfranchisement
measure us set as a special ordertor
1030 oock in the senate but at
I his own equest was postponed and
made a pecial order for Thursday
i morning t 10SO oclock This ac i
t tion was taken because there were
several seators absent
I I
I SNATE CONVENES
I
Twentyive members were present I
when thcsenate was called to order I
at 10 oock I
Bills wte introduced as follows
Senate Ill Xo 233 Baker of 29th
defining ommission merchants and
requiring ond
I
Xo 234 Iassey relative to issue of
letters ptent to corporation for prof
it
l 235 Drton creating city of Dade
City
I 236 Dston creating town of Tril
I by 237 Ddon relating to fencing of
railroad icks
23S Hiiphries relative 4o munici
pal govejment
239 Hujon for investment by state
board of aication of principal of state
school fut j
240 Sep for relief of M L Rich
ardson oPeSoto for loss of horses
241 Ccb relating to vagrancy f
Consld ition of resolutions f
House Incurrent resolution No 11 i
Hilburn roposing that senate ami
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CORONERS JURY AFTER
MAKING INVESTIGATION
CHARGE MANSLAUGHTER
Judge Hart Overrules
Motion for New Trial
By Associated Press
Xashville April 27 < Judge W M
Hart today overruled the motion for
a new triajnf the case of Colonel
Duncan B and Robin J Cooper re
cently convicted of the murder of for
mer United States Senator E W Car
mack The defense at once gave no
tice of an appeal to the supreme court
and waived the formal sentence or
wenty years in the penitentiary
The defendants were in court early
Mrs Lucius Burch coming in with
her father and brother The colonel
was attired in a new black suit and
appeared in excellent spirits Robin
was pale and ill at ease
Judge Harts opinion was brief and
clear He said
TRUSTEES MAY
AGAIN EMPLOY
W 5 JENNINGS
They Desire to Know the
Sum He Will Require to
Assist Attorney General in
S uit of R G Peters
fIt
Special to The Journal
Tallahassee April 27Hon W S
Jennings has been applied to by the
trustees of the internal improvement
fund to advise what fee he would de
mand should they see fit to retain him
as special counsel to assist Attorney
General Park Trammell in the case
recently appealed to the supreme
courtat the United States oCR G
Peters vs Wade et al and the in
ternal improvement trustees of the
state of Florida
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YOUNG WOMAN
DEAD PISTOl
FOUND BY HER
Mrs Emma Hall of Wauke
nah Visits Grave of Hus
band and Returns Home to
Die
Special toMhe Journal I
AVaukecnah April 27lrs Emma I
Hall was found dead in her room to
day with doors and windows closed
and a pistol at her feet The cause I
is supposed to have been from grief
over her husbands death She had I
visited his grave in Tallahassee a few
I
days ago and feeble flesh gave way
She was 2 years old a member of
the Al E church She leaves a little I
daughter mother brothers and sisters
to mourn her loss She was a most
lovable character and her sudden
death has cast a gloom over every
one The body will be taken to Tal
lahassee for interment
TAFT SPEAKS
AT BANQUET OF i
UNION lEAGUE
i
At Grant Birthday Dinner in
Philadelphia Pa He Pays
Striking Tribute to Grant
By Associated Pss
Philadelphia April 27President
Taft tonight was the principal speaker
at the Grant birthday dinner of the
Union League here and paid a strik
ing tribute to the soldier and presi
dent
el1Taft
Taft was sharply Criticised a year j
ago for certain references to Grant
and took advantage of tonights op
portunity to express anew his admira
tion for Grant < as a man soldier and
president
The motion in the case of the state
against D B and Robin Cooper is
now before the court After giving
due and careful consideration to all
the reasons assigned in the motion
the court is of the opinion that there
is no ground for setting aside tIle ver
dict of the jury and therefore the mo
tion is overruled
Ve will pray for an appeal to the
supreme court said Judge Ander
son and waive formal sentence
It is granted retorted Judge Hart
We ask for time to perfect our
appeal and that the bond be fixed
said Judge Anderson
The bond will remain the sme
announced the court
UNITED STATES
CLAIMS LAKE
OKEECHOBEE
Trustees of the I I Fund
Are Warned by Engineers
Against Draining Off the
Waters
Special to The Journal
Tallahassee April 27By request
I
of the trustees of the internal im
provement fufid Hon A C Groom
comptroller of the state off Elojida1
went down to Jacksonville last week
to confer with Chief Drainage En
gineer Spauldlng and special govern
ment Engineer Kavanaugh sent out
from Washington the United States
government
Mr Croom reported today that Mr I
Kavanaugh stated at this conference
that the United States claimed juris I
diction over Lake Okeechobee and I
warned the trustees against draining I
off the waters of the lake either by
tributary streams canals already in
operation or by tapping the lake
itself
The engineer further stated that
the war department would not take
the matter up for adjustment and
advised that the trustees take steps
to have Floridas representatives in
congress procure legislation that will
allow the work of draining the Ever
glades to proceed
The question of federal jurisdiction
is a mooted one which will be thor
oughly threshed out by the state In
the meantime it is the determination
of the trustees to go on with the work
now in hand
INQUIRY ABOUT FLAG
Lansing Mich April 27Governor
Warner has received from the depart
ment of archives and history of the
state of Alabama a letter asking if
the flag of the first Alabama cavalry
is in Michigan The flag in question
was captured during the civil war by
the fourth Michigan cavalry at Mid
dleton Tenn and is in the preserved
collection of the Michigan Pioneer and
Historical Society at Lansing The
matter has been referred to Colonel
James Cox
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< SUBMARINE BOAT
A 4
4 By Associated Press 4
Naples April 27 Eleven
C men were killed and eleven
4 were wounded as the result of 4
an explosion here yesterday 1
on board the Italian submarine
< Foca 4
The American gunboat 4
< Scorpion was within ninety
4 feet but not damaged
4 4
By Associated Press
Ada Okla April 27A special
grand jury ordered by Governor Has
kell to investigate the lynching on
April 19 of James Miller Jesse West
I Joseph Allen and W T Burrell the
j cattle men for the murder of A A
J Bobbitt a United States deputy mar
shal conv ned here today Attorney
general Vest will conduct the exami
nation of witnesses More than 200
witnesses have been summoned and
every effort will be made It is said to
obtain indictments against the leaders
of the mob
During the last twentyfour hours
there has been talk of another lynch
Hold T J Hanlon and Mo
torrnanMcCurdy Respon
5
sible For Accident
BOTH RELEASED
ON BOND QF 3000
NEGLECT OF DUTY CHARGED IN
THAT WHILE SEVERAL MEN
WERE IN THE FREIGHT CAR
NONE OF THEM WAS DESIGNAT
ED AS THE FLAGMANWILL BE
GIVEN PRELIMINARY HEARING
LATER
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4 VERDICT OF JURY 4
4 4
4 We the jury find that the de 4
4 ceased Mrs V E Gonzalez +
4 came to her death through the 4
4 negligence of the management 4
4 and employes of the Pensacola +
4 Electric Company namely T 4
J Hanlon and J E McCurdy 4
W L WHITE 4
4 Foreman
4 E P ROCH +
4 LOUIS JOH +
4 A C WILSON 4
4 P K TORNOE 4
4 S S PINNEY +
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For the first time in the history
of the coroners office In this city
in a case of railway accident a jury
empaneled by Coroner R L Nickelsen
last nigat about 8 oclock held two
persons responsible for the death ot
a person whose demise they had in
vestigated the investigation in this in
stance being conducted by Coroner
NicKelsen and State Attorney J Val
ter Kehoe
The jury investigated the dqatu of
Mrs V K Gonzalez who died from
Injuries received while she was an oc
cupant of an automobile which waa
struck by a hayshore electric carIaslft
Monday at noon when the driver 6m
the automobile attempted to cross the
tracks of the Pensacola Electric Corns
pan at the Country Club crossing
The men held are T J Hanlon as
sistant manager transportation of
the Pensacola Electric Company and
J E McCurdy tho motorman who
was in charge of the car which struck
the automobile They are held on
the charge of manslaughter their bond
being plaoed at 000 each They
wil be given a preliminary hearing
before County Judge Bellinger btft
no date has been announced for tho
trial f
trialThe
The witnesses before the coroners
jury were John Maxwejl W R Stan
ley J E McCurdy T J Hanlon all
white Wm Knight F Watty Pink
Johnson Henry Jackson all colored
All of the negcoes named are employ
ed as laborers by the railroad
com
pany and were occupants of the gon
dola which struck the automobile
NO DESIGNATED FLAGMAN
According to the evidence no de
signated flagman or broken n wns utn
tioiied on the gondola which was be
ing pushed in front of the motor
car which was in charge of Motor
man McCurdy who said he did not see
anyone apply the brakes on the gon
dola He was signaled to stop by
the negroes In the
gondola a few sec
onds before the automobile was struck
The gondola prevented him from see
ing the automobile He reversed the
motor and applied the air brakes when
he was signaled to stop He said tins
brakes worked all right He said the
electric car was going about six milos
an hour and at that speed it could
be stopped in about 200 feet but
on this occasion the car slid on the
wet rails He said the air brake hose
on the gondola was not connected with
the hose on the motor car
T J Hanlon assistant manager of
transportation of the Pensacola Elec
tric Company said the motor car wag
running under his ocders and that lIe
always gave ordera to have a flagman
at the front and rear endlf of the
car The air brakes on themotor car
cannot be connected with the L N
cars The train was betirg operated
by McCurdy and the negro laborers
Continued on Pag6 Two
Oklahoma Grand Jury
is Probing Into Lynching
ing This talk centered around the
fact that Oscar Peller and Edward
and David Johnson all three of whom
were taken to Tecumseh jail for sate
keeping several Jays ago have been
returned to Ada
Peller who is a young boy is be
ing held as an alleged accessory o
the murder of Bobbitt and It was his
confession that is believed to have
been the primary cause of the lynch
ing of the quartette of cattlemen The
Johnson brothers are charged with
the brutal murder of T H Putnam
at Allen last June and up to this
time there has been no trial incase t1elr
C S
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