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The Omaha Daily Bee
The Omaha dee ! the moat powerful business iretter In the. west, because It goes to the homes of poor and rich. WEATHER FORECAST Frr Nebraska-partly cloudy. For Iowa Fair and v-arrner. Fi r weather report see pe S. VOL xxx vii r . -XO. 287. OMAHA, ' MONDAY MOKNING, MAY 17, 1000. SIXULK COPY TWO CENTS. CONFIDENCE IS RETURNING Financial Community is Encouraged by Progress of Busine" d In dustrial Derek' METAL TRADES Ai TIVE Evidence! of Improvement ""n Molten Copper Spatters, Kills One; Injures One SENATE WILL MEET EARLY Sessions Will Began at Ten O'clock in Hope of Expediting Tariff Bill. SCIIEFKET IS MAN OF THE HOUR Commander of Constitutional Army in Turkey Central Figure in Public Eye. MILITARY MEN ABE AMAZED Skill with Which He Handles Troops Marvel of Foreign Experts. CABINET DEPENDS UPON HIM Anton Novak, Father of Six Children, Dies from Burns Received in Smelter Accident. "INSURGENTS"' CAUSE DELAY 4 Ainvnwftiij fcwv 4 v. ORDERS FOR IRON AND '. Some Fear that Part of Buyin li by Speculators. FOREIGN INFLUENCES FAVORABLE Stork Market for the Week la Animntert mnd Make an Occasional Show of strength. NKW YORK. May 1.-A feeling of confi dence over the progress of business and Industrial development prevailed In the financial community lat week. That events were shaping towards a restoration of proj- lerlty was the general conviction, in nu securities and money markets, the effect of this conviction made Itself felt, but was f) tempered by the extent to which tho antlci pitlon of this condition had already gone In the speculation. Hence the unevenlng. Irregular price movement which left the tone of the stock market confused and un certain Evidences of btlncss Improvement came from practically all tectlons. Special Im portance was attached to the. advices from the metal trades. Tho April statistics of the Copper Products association showed that vhe deliveries had taken care of all but less than l.ono.000 pounds of the month's production, while the rate of production was fully maintained over all previous months. Reports of continued heavy sell ing of refined copper promised a turn In the tiavy accumulation of surplus stocks of copper which has been going on for months and depressing the market and the outlook for that metal. Insufficient specu lative condition In the stock market caused tire copper securities themselves to sell off on the publication of this encouraging ex hlblt, owing to the large buying of those stocks which has been donen anticipation of this showing. Iron and steel trade authorities gave testimony to the growth of sounder conditions In that and growing hopefulness over the future. There waa, however, some apprehension In this trade that recent buying represented, to some ex tent, speculation and . a stocking up for future needs that Would leave a dull .period to follow In the trade. . Condltlona governing the crop prospects were regarded as little Improved, owing tn the state of the weather. Returns of rail road , earnltigsrndlcatedfj-expansions .;n freight trarric. r;xpanmng Dank ciearmgs and an Increasing supply of mercantile piper' offered to bankers were another In dex of the reviving tendency of trade. Foreign Influences Favorable. ' Influences from abroad were favorable, & the London market taking encouragement from the large applications for the London county council loan arid embarking on att animated speculation in Kaffir mining stocks. The restricted scope of the strike of French government employes and the evidence of control of the situation by the authorities quieted an anxiety that more sinister events might grow out of that dis turbance. The stock market of the week was ani mated and made an occasional show of decided strength. The advances were so I broken by reactions, however, and the pcr- altl'titf rimAt vum an cnnffni.fi within n few atoeks that a close analysis of price move ments In details shows a long list of im portant securities that were little changed by the week's operations. The coaler supplied the sensational feature of the mar ket and gave It the most of Its buoyancy and strength. The spectacular rlae In this group was not accounted for by any actual happening, but by abundant rumors al leging a project to disappropriate the coal properties and distribute the proceeds to stockholders of the railroads. The restraint on the general price movement argued a Y large speculative liquidation. The motive high level to which prices have attained, compared even with the past periods of speculative inflation. The average price level Is computed to exceed any touched Since January of 1907. The buying which has brought about these high prices Is founded on banking credit to an impor tant degee. Ioans of the New York clear ing house banks are close to1 the highest figures In the history of the Institution. Mercantile demands for banking facilities are growing and great corporation loans remain to be provided for. Lenders rf money for fixed periods are raising Inter est rates In anticipation of the overwelgh ing of future demands measured to the Supply. Diversion of money for such needs would prompt withdrawals from employ ment for speculation and might force sell ing of stocks. LENIENCY PLEA FOR HAINS Petition ftlaaed by Members of Jury Will Be Presented te Judge. NEW TORK, May It. A petition. for clemency, signed by the members of the Jury which convicted Captain Peter C. Hains Jr. of manslaughter In killing Wil liam E. Annls may be presented to Justice Uarretson on Monday. lift. MII.O B. STIK AttH'ITTED Sloaa Kalis Physician Charged with Masilasshter Xet CJallty. SIOUX FALLS, t. D.. May l.-(8ieelal Telegram. ) A verdict of acquittal waa re turned by the Jury In the case of Dr. Mllo ). Hline of Crooks, 'near Sioux Falls, who was charged with manslaughter in the sec ond degree In connection with the death of Mrs. William Crooks, a young woman patient, who died aa the alleged reacult of an operation performed by Dr. Stlne, and Which. It waa charged, waa of a bungling character. The trial of the case consumed several days. It going to the Jury late Saturday evening. Dr. Stlne himself took The witness stand and testified In his own tiehalf, being the last Witness for the de fense. The parents of the dead woman engaged special counsel to assist In the prosecution in the case. It waa bitterly contested at every stage, experts from Chi cago flaying a part In the defense. .Anton Novak, 40 years of age, laborer at the American RmalMti. mnA inftrtlnff trim. pany plant, died at a hospital early Sunday morning from burrs received all over his Douy Saturday evening from spattering molten copper. The man's home was at 1717 South First street, where his wife and six children live. Another laborer, .in Italian named Mark Woolslmck, who Is number 6-X8 on the com pany's imvroll and lives at flooth Vlnth street, was also painfully burned at the same time. He Is now at the Clark won hospital. Dr. A. B. Homers, the company physician, says that he will recover from his burns, which are only on his face, arms and hands. He Is 24 years of age and un married. . Coroner Heafey took chara-e of th hrvtv of Novak and will hold an Inquest at 10 o clock thin morning. The funeral Is to be held Tuesday. The accident, as the result of which one man Is dead and the other I n the hnanltnt occurred In the copper room of the smelt ing plant between 8 and 9 o'clock Saturday night. Both men were working near each other and skimming the llould metal. t spattered suddenly from an unknown cause, according to Information secured by the coroner, and frightfully burned both men. Novak s burns were so severs and exten sive that he became almost a munl.c h. fore he died. Hs died at S IS o'elnrk Ron. day morning. The dead man la said tn have h.n old employe at the smelting plant. NEBRASKA JOINS VETERANS New Department Is Reported to Commander of Spanish War Society. HARTFORD, Bonn., May 18. Commander-in-Chief Charles W. NeWton of the United Spanish War Veterans has la sued an order revoking the appointment of Walter Vincent of Vallejo, Cal., as aide-de-camp on the staff of the commander-in-chief and appointing J. D. Jones of Pasadena, Cel., Robert A. Dore mua of Brooklyn and Frederick C. Kueh nic of New York to the same post. Amon new departments reported la one In Ne braska. HONOR FOR OMAHA WOMAN Mrs. I,. M. Harford Elected President f Missionary Association of ' I'. B. Chorea.. CANTON. O.. May . The bord of trustees of the Woman's Missionary asso ciation of the United Brethern church, has chosen Mrs. L. M. Hsrford of Omaha as president. DEATH RECORD. John O. Milter. EDGAR, Neb.. May IS. (Special.) A dreadful accident occurred here Friday by which John Q. Miller, the waterworks en gtneer, waa Instantly killed. He was In the englnev room alone and It Is supposed as he waa oiling the machine his left sleeve caught In. the coga of two large wheels and his left arm was drawn IS and crushed to the shoulder and bis left shoulder snd side was also crushed In be tween the wheels. He waa discovered by his wife who went to call him to dinner Ft noon. She gave the alarm and neighbors came and removed the body from the ma chinery. Mrs. A. M. I.adnlg. ARLINGTON, Neb., May 16. (Special.) -The funeral of Mrs. A. M. Ludwlg, who died In an Omaha hospital, will be held at the Congregational church Sunday after noon. Rev. Mr. Flook of Omaha, will of. flclate. Mrs. Ludwlg waa a church worker and leaves many, friends besides a husband, children and relatives. .Interment in the Arlington cemetery. James Roach. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. May 16Jamcs Roach, a member of the Jasper county delegation In the Mts&nurt general assembly, died here today of pneumonia. Mr. Roach lived in Joplin. where he was prominent tn mining circles. . -'' Aeensed by Woman Homesteader. SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May M. (Special.) A sensation has been created in the region lying along the border between North and South Dskota, In the extreme northwestern part of the state, by the arrest of a home steader named Clarence Hanklna on com plaint of Mrs. A. M. Brigs, a widow, who is living on a homestead In the vicinity of that owned by Hanklna. She charges the defendant with attacking her. Although several hundred women are holding home steads In that and other parts of South Dakota and adjacent territory In North Dakota, this is the first time any of them have complained that they have been mo lested in the least. Wrmaa Aaala Steward. YANKTON, 8. D.. May 16. (Special Tele gram.) Frank D. Wyman, formerly, a bteward at Yankton, has been appointed steward at the State Hospital for the In sane In place of J. E. Srhleuter of Aber deen by the State Board cf Charities and Corrections In session here. Honors for Memory of John Witherspoon WASHINGTON. May 16-Btgnal honors will be paid to the memory of John With erspoon, the noted Scutch Presbyterian clergyman, once president of Princeton uni versity, signer of the Declaration of Inde pendence and member of the Continental congress, whea a statue of Aim will be dedicated here on Thursday next. The oc casion will be distinctly a Presbyterian af fair and many of the moat prominent mem bers of that faith will be present. The statue, which Is to be on Connecticut avenue In' front of the church of the Covenant, represents a tall man of erect pose and striking face, wearing the garb of a clergyman of the revolutionary period, holding a book In his hand. It was de signed by William Cooper of New York City. It waa through the efforts of the lata Rev. Trunls 8. Hamlin, for twenty years Committee Has More Trouble Dealing with Them Than with Democrats. DEPEW WILL SPEAK TODAY Tomorrow Senator Bacon Will Crit icise the Sugrar Schedule. INCOME TAX AMENDMENT Senator Bailer Will Continue to Press It for a Vote, bnt Haa Little Hope of 8 access. WASHINGTON, May Id-Beginning to morrow the dally sittings of the senate will commence at 10 o'clock In the morning. The hour has been advanced In the hope of ex pediting final action on the. tariff bill by more rapidly disposing of the long speeches as well as of the detailed discussion of the various disputed schedules. The considera tion of the measure has developed greater opposition on the part of a dozen or so of republican senators than was extiected, and tho supporters of theblll feel that every osslble effort must be made to exhaust their criticism and bring the bill to a vote. So far, however, they have received no encouragrement from the "Insurgents." and the republican leadsrr are quite In the dark as to when the end may be reached. In deed they are finding less difficulty on that point in dealing with the democrats than In dealing with the Independent repub leans and the opinion la freely expressed that but for this antagonism a day might soon be set which would decide the fate of the measure. Depew Speaks Today. The discussion this week will deal with the various paragraphs which have been passed over, but there will be a few speeches on the genaral tariff question, Including one by Senator Depew, which probably will be delivered tomorrow. Sena tor Clay has prepared and will deliver, probably on Tuesday, an elaborate speech criticising the sugar schedule and under taking to show thst It Is In the interest of the sugar combination. The rasor schedule will receive first attention tomorrow and Senator Simmons will continue his efforts to have the rate lowered. Senator Balloy will continue ro press his demand for a vote on the Income tax as a feature of the tariff bill, but It Is an open secret In the senate that he Is not now nrly so confident of a successful result of such a vote as he was in the beginning of the agitation. Indeed, he has confided to some of his friends his conviction that aoroe of the advneates of such a tax have eral opinion amon gthe supporters of the Income tax policy Is that the cause in the senate has been materially weakened by the decision of the president not to press for the tax. At any event it Is not proba ble that a vote on the question will be reached this week. In the house, an attempt will he made to pass the Philippine tsriff bill on Mon day and the Porto Rico bill on Thursday. The latter measure will be reported to morrow. Both bills wlB arouse discussion, but it Is not believed there will he any stubborn opposition to either, and the com mittee having them In charge are confident of disposing of each after a day of debate. IOWA MAN KILLED BY GAS B. H. A, ninnlnarsen of Lyons Fonnd Dead at the Home of a Chicago Friend. CHICAGO. May 16. B. H. A. Hinnlngsen, 82 years old. a retired real estate dealer of Lyons. Ia., was found dead of acci dental asphyxiation today In his roem at the home of Louis K. Boysen, a Chicago friend, to visit whom he came here yes terday. May Electrify Railroad. LAKE CITT. Ia., May 16.-(Special.) ' President' Loring of the Fort Dodge-Dee Moines & Southern Railway company was In Rockwell City, a town 'just north of here, yesterday, and left with the Business Men's association a proposition looking to the electrifying of the company' line be tween Rockwell City and Fort Dodge Junc tion, a distance of twenty-five miles. They propose to complete the work provided s guarantee of 20,noo be paid upon the com pletion of the road and the operation of cars.- - A committee of business mer from Rock well City will gp ovtr the line Saturday as far aa Cowrie to place the matter be fore Ihe people and learn what the senti ment Is in regard to offering encourage ment to ihe project. Rockwell City people want the line and will do their share for It. Xorwearlans Celebrate Day. SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May 16. (Special.) Thousands of Norwegian residents of South Dakota will tomorrow gather at a number of points and suitably celebrate May 17, which is known aa Norwegian In dependence day. At all the points where celebrations will be held elaborate prepara tions have been made for the event, which will be a red letter day In the history of the Norwegians of South Dakota. pastor of the church of the Covenant, that the statue has been made a reality. Among the prominent persons who contributed sub stantially toward the erection of the monu ment are Mrs. John Hay of this city, widow of ths late secretary of state; Mrs. Btephen B. Elkins, wife of the senator (from West Virginia; Representative Wl 11am B. McKlnley of Illinois. Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. John Wanamaker and John A. Converse of Philadelphia, former Secretary of State John W. Foster, John V. Farwell of Chicago, Mortis K. Jessup, John 8. Ken nedy and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Parsons, all of New York City, and others. Tha principal oration will be delivered by Prof. Wood row Wilson, president of Princeton university. James Bryce. the British ambaaaador, will deliver aa ad dress entitled "Scotland's Contribution to America." From the Philadelphia Record. OMAHAN'S FAMILY IS SAFE W. W. Gregory, Armenian, Gets Letter from Brother at Cis. DETAILS OF STRUGGLE IN EAST Letter Tells of Ten Days Siege Near Adann, When Women and Chil dren Carried Off Were Recovered. That all of the members of his Immedi ate family had survived the Armenian mas sacres was the cheering word brought yes terday to K. K. Krlkorian (Gregory) an Omaha Armenian, in a letter from his brother. Of all his numerous relatives only one met death. The mother-in-law of his sister was killed by the nomads while she was one her way with over sev enty others from the little town of Cls to Adana to attend a congregational confer ence. Of the entire party not one was left alive by the Moslems. The letter is the first message Mr. Greg ory has received froii his relatives inec ths fiuteehefy began. Zh brotnar explains that after the massacre began the authori ties refused to allow the Armenians to send any mall outside toe city except merely the word that they were well.. News of injuries or details of tha inuabacre were censored. Mr. Gregory relatives live at CK -vhlch Is about forty' miles from Adana, tho seat of the trouble. The town was well located to resist the invaders, beins at the base of a high mountain and appro unable from only one side. Women Are Rescued. His brother says 30.000 nomadic Kurds at tacked the town five or sU tlrr.es, but were driven off. However, women nr.d children, even infants, were kiued or car ried off. The day the letter was written cavalry, which had been sent as relief, had brought in 40U Armenian women and children who had been recovered from their Moslem captors. For ten days 'S the a in l.i cnristians were held in their houses In l.i sit go. The mpn of Mr. Gregory's faintlv gathered In the women and children and the poor of the neighborhood and stood at the doors and windows with their rifles to keep the Moslems back. Hundreds of women, children and wounded were pl.vMd In (Vie monastery for safety. The la:ter, which aa dated April 23, says: Details of Struggle. "For the hist ten days our city has been surrounded by nomadic tribes. In all the small towns around the city there la not a ChrlsSan left. Children a year old fcnd women have been killed. The city has been attacked by the nomadic tribes, num bering 30,000, five or six times. We pro tected ourselves and pushed them back. Under the constitution of last July the Ar menians all bought guns. We put the wounded, children and women, and tha cowardly men, In the monastery, and the rest of the men protected the city. There was a conference of the congregation In Adana about the time the attacks began, snd seventy-eight men and women from here were on their way there. They were all butchered. Among those killed was our minister and sister's mother-in-law. We don't know Just how many were killed, be cause we are cut off from the outside, but la Is estimated there were about 20,000. "Yesterday the cavalry came to town and are hunting up the women and chil dren who have been carried away, and u.-e bringing them to the city. Today they Continued on Second Page.) Are you going to move in the spring? Why move a lot of things you won't want in the new hou se? Most really wise people who think about moving prepare for the ordeal by looking around to see w hat they would like to sell. Then they write out a want-ad telling about them and put the ad in The Bee. It's a sure way to clean out the things that you don't want to move a money maker, too. That's one reason why there are so many bargains on The Bee want ad page. Have you read them yet, today! WHAT!. AGAIN? Fire and Wreck Proof Train for Trade Excursion Steel Cars Sent to Carry Business Men Who Leave Today for Iowa Trip. In a solid train of steel Pullman cars a hundred Omaha business men from the Commercial club. Grain exchange and South Omaha Live Stock exchange leave at 7:30 o'clock this morning for a week's trip through western Iowa. They will stop at 120 towns, give five moving picture shows, a number of band concerts, over 100 street parades and travel about 1,000 miles, returning to Omaha Sunday. The train for the excursionists wss made up In Council Bluffs yesterday, the Pull iran compnny sending J. C. Patterson, superintendent of the Northwestern dis trict, out from Chicago to assist In secur ing the equipment. Some of the cars are tW mt-raagnttloent In-be, ewrvloev of ths company, the observation car being bor rowed from the Santa Fe limited, while another car is on Its first trip. Vtn Fuller, chairman of the trade exten sion committee; Commissioner J. M. Guild, the Pullman officials and railway men worked all day Sunday putting the final touches to the excursion. The Nebraska Telephone oompuny Installed twenty-five Instruments on the train, while' the excur sionists piled the largest baggage car In the possession of the Northwestern railway full of advertising matter. Conductor Baboock of the Pullman com pany, who has conducted the Omaha trade excursions for many trips, arrived last evening to tske charge of the train for the Iowa trip and secured a large number of the Pullman employes who were with the party lait year on the western trip. Clement Chsse, editor of the Western Banker, hHS been named chairman of the reception committee nd will care for the social stunts which the Omahans will do. One of thu first will be to meet the com mittee of eleven frrm Ames, which will meet the Omahans st Boone Tuesday even ing. PLAN FOR CHINESE ROADS Representatives of Banking; Institu tions Arranste Working Agree ment as to Funds. BERLIN, May li. Representatives of the German Asiatic bank, the Hong Kong and Shanghai banking corporation, and the Banque Ue L'Indo-Chine met In Ber lin today and arranged a settlement of the pending controversies concerning Chinese railroad concessions. It was decided that the German group of bankers nominate a chief engineer for the 40S miles of road to beullt In the province of Hupjeh, while the Enillsh group wtll designate an engineer for the Hankow-Canton line. When the road is lster prolonged to Chengtu, either the French or the English will name an engineer. German, English and French groups will participate equally In furnishing supplies for these roads. The loan of $27,500,000 will be raised In equal parts by the German. Englidh and French banks mentioned and the bonds will be Hated In Berlin. Paris and London. The scheme of settlement embraces cer tain emendations In agreement with the Chinese government for better control of the manner of apendlng the proceeds of the loan. Long-Distance Wireless for t, United States Warships WASHINGTON, May 1.-Experts of the United Statea navy are bending every rf fort towards perfecting wireless equipment, both telephone snd telegraph, for use by the vessels of the navy and the naval shore stations. The military authorities also are carefully Investigating this sub ject through the Signal corps. Both the navy and the army will be represented at a series of experiments to begin about June IS at Brant Rock, Mass., where a high-powered wireless station has been erected by a concern which Is endeavoring to secure the work of building snd equip ping t 900-foot tower In Wsshlngton with high-powered wireless Instruments and fur nishing two sets of combined telephone and telegraphic apparatus for ships. The specifications set forth by the navy department Include a wireless telegraph ower apparatus with a .J.000 mile radius capable of working In all kinds of weather and under all kinds of 'conditions, with THOMAS A. CRE1CD IS DEAD Pneumonia, Due to Exposure at 0. A. . E. Meeting, the Cause of Death. ILLNESS BEGAN FIVE DAYS AGO Relapse of Saturday More Than Vet eran Could Stnnd, and He Passed Avray Knrly Sunday Morning;. Thomas A. Crelgh died at his home, 112 North Thirty-second avenue, nt 7:46 Sun day morning after an Illness of but five days of pnoumonla. Mr. Crelgh was taken 111 with a cold while attending the department encamp ment of the Grand Army of the Republic at York, Neb., Wednesday of last week. His illness at the time was not thought to be serious, but upon the advice of a physician he relumed home Wednesday evening, accompanied by Captain H. E. Palmer. Symptoms of pneumonia began to develop and- Mr, Crelgh gradually grew A wprse after Ms arrival home. There were some Indications of Improvement Saturday, and. It was hoped that he would be able to weather the attack. But a relapse set In Saturday night and he sank rapidly until his death Sunday morning. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, being dependent upon the probability rf his aged and only surviving slater of Mercersburg, Pa., attending the funeral, but It will be held Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from the home. The services will be under the direction of the Nebraska department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Past Commanders to Attend. All of the surviving past department ' commanders of Nebraska now In the state will be present, having so signified their Intention by wire 8unday afternoon. They are: 8. J. Alexander of Lincoln, H. E. Palmer of Omaha. C. E. Adams of Su perior, John A. Elirhardt of Sutton, Thomas J. Majors of Peru, A. V. Cole of Juniata, John E. EvanB of North Platte, John Reese of Broken Bow, R. S. Wilcox of Omaha, C. F. Steele of Falrbury, Iee S. Estelle of Omaha, Harmnn Bioss of Lincoln, John Itt of York, John R. Mixon of Minilen. EH A. Barnes of Grand Island and the new department commander, L. L. Rich ards of Fremont. Grant post No. 110 will have Immediate charge of tha services, of which post Mr. Crelgh was former commander and one cf its most active and beloved members. The Women's Hellef corps and ladles of the Grand Army of the Republic will par ticipate In the services, as will also repre sentatives of the Masonic fraternity. It was the written wish of Mr. Crelgh that his funeral should be simple snd that he should be buried by the Grand Army. Valiant as a Soldier. Thomas A. Crelgh was born in Mercers berg, Ps., sixty-nine year ago. He enlisted aa a member of Company C. lth Pennsylvania volunteer Infantry, dur ing the early days of the civil war. lie cause of his special qualifications aa a telegraph operator he was detailed Into the Initial organisation of the telegraphic corps, which was the foundation of the signal service. He wss Immediately attached to the headquarters of the commanding gen eral of the army of the Potomac and was In constant and confidential touch with Generals McClellan, Burnslde snd Hooker. (Continued on Second Page.) absolute security and Impregnable against Interference. Ths ships' telegra(h appa ratus must be capable of sending 1.000 miles and receiving 3,J0 miles with telephone apparatus for sending and receiving 2n0 miles. In the experiments the battleships Connecticut and Michigan, which will be at sea with the Atlantic fleet participating In the summer maneuvers will Uke part. They are being equipped with apparatus having a sending range off 2.000 and a re ceiving range of 1,000 miles. The army's greatest interest ilea in the wireless telephone. Brigadier General Al len has at his disposal about f30,un0 to be used for purchasing apiratus for the army's use. Extensive use Will be made of wireless telegraphy during the Atlantic fleet's sum mer maneuvers. The torpedo boats which will participate in the maneuvers are being equipped with apparatus capable of a ra dius pf 200 miles. Only a few of this class of vessels now have wireless equipment. Takes Pains to Dispel Feeling that Ho is a Dictator. WOMEN ABE TAKEN FROM HAREM Elaht Wives of Abdul Haasld Are Removed to Seraghe Palace, Which Has Been Vacant stave 1S34. CONSTANTINOPLE, May lfi.-Mahmoud Schefket Pasha, commander of ths Turkish constitutional forces, both land and sea, Is the man most frequently In the thoughts of thoje nbrervlng or dealing with ths con fused politics of the day In Turkey. He Is the one quiet flgute upon whom rests the preservation of order, snd ths civil branches of the government look to him to Impose their liberal rule upon the (empire and to deal promptly with persons who are factors dangerous to the state. The skill snd celerity with which General Schefket brought the third srmy corp and part of the second army corps before Constantinople and occupied the capital has amaxed the foreign military men here. Be sides those attached to the embassies, seven officers came from German and five British officers from Egypt to observe the develoi ment of the csmpsign. They have not ceased tn discuss the details of the constitutionalist commander's arrange ments. Wonld Dispel Mystery. General Schefket has been something of a man of mystety, which Impression he lias been taking trouble In recent days to re move. He has called In succession during Lthe last week upon every ambassador and minister In Constantinople and upon those Turkish subjects holding -high positions, such as the Greek patriarchs and tho American bishop, representing the vacant patriarchate. Ha has tslked modestly upon political sffalrs snd the relation of the army to the government, possibly with the idea of checking the spreading notion that he is virtually dictator . snd that ha and parliament are near to a rupture. ; Speaking on this subject today. General Schefket said: "The army Is merely an Instrument of civil power. The srmy snd I ss an officer In It derive our authority to establish order from the national assembly., The army-Is -a" finger 'of parliament only,' , and works under the will of the cabinet." The general had an hour's talk with Hllni! Pasha, the grand' vlsler. yesterday, at the conclusion of which he said: 'The grand vlsier and I are In perfect ac cord." Ijiter In conversation he said: "We have olwtacles to overcome In our progress towards free and stable Institu tions. I have hope that we will rlae above them." Punishment for Guilts'. The dlstordcrs In Adana province, Gen eral Schefket said, were In process of solu tion. The court martial there could he trusted to make a thorough Investigation and provide adequate punishment for the guilty. The agitation In the Fourth army corps at the headquarters In Erserum had ceased, most of the mutineers snd desert ers having been arrested. In conclusion. General Schefket said: "We desire very miich to have the -oo'l will, sympathy and moral support of ;iie Americans In the present movement toward better government." General Bchefket's whole day after 9 o'clock In the morning is allotted to mili tary business. He Is a tall, wide-shouldered, thin Arab of Bagdad, with some Ger man blood. He Is a man of extreme com posure, only his eyes shins like those of an enthusiast. "Some of the members of the committee, said Bauf Bey, one of three who repre sented the Young Turks' committee In the navy, "before the advance on Constanti nople, doubted whether Genersl Hcnefket was the man for the work ahead. He ess so still, so tranquil, so silent; but what a man he Is; wheat energy, what Intsllect, what disinterested motives. To him the cause Is everything; he thinks noth'ng t.f himself." Women Taken from Harem. Eighty women from Abdue Hamld's harem, richly dressed and veiled, were driven in carriages today, under ths sscort of four eunuchs and a troop of cavalry, from the Ylldis to the ancient Seraglio palace, which haa been unoccupied since sbout 1824. Curious bystanders were driven sway from the exit of the Ylldis pe'ace by a guard of soldiers. Following the car riages was a train of wagons with bag gnge. The Ylldis paUc i being made ready for the admission o. the public. Most of te fi rmer sultan's . slaves have seen freed. The srrest of Prince Burhan Eddlna, the fourth son of the deposed sultan. Is con firmed. He will be Interned In one of the palaces here. NV thing Is known of the precise charge agalmt him, hut he was under suspicion of being Implicated In the mutiny of April 13. Represents! loss by I.etshman. The American ambassador, John O. A. Lelshman, has made representations to Ferld Pasha, the minister of the Interior, on the Importance of restoring order In the Interior of Adana province, so that the refugees crowded In the towns may return to their farms. Ferld Pasha replied today, expressing his thanks for sugges tions and saying he would take additional steps to restore the confidence tt the Armenians and give them protection tn the country where needed. Armenians In Panto. ADANA, May 16. Two hundred Armen ians who started away from here yester day were fired on in after their de parture from the city by a band of Mos lems The Armenians returned here panic stricken. The military commissioners, how ever, gave assurance that the Armenians would be sufegarded snd sent out pstrols through Ih country. The police are taking active measures to restore to the Armen ians tMer unburced houses. DKI.'ltTTL'L, May (Via Adana. May l&.t There are I.&bO destitute people htn from the nelghobrlng villages wbtok have been destroyer"