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BS ALL GREEDS AND RACESPRESENT First Ottoman Parliament Unique Gathering SULTAN IN ATTENDANCE Turkish Ruler Appears in Person and Opens the Assembly With Elaborate Cei -emonies—Greeted by Cheering Crowds During His Parade Through the City to th* M««ting Plac* of Parliament. Constantinople, Dec. 18.—After an Interval of thirty-two years Turkey has entered upon a second attempt at constitutional government with the Inauguration in Constantinople of the new parliament elected under the constitution promulgated by the sul tan in July of this year. The sultan opened parliament in person with elaborate ceremonies, fashioned after the customs of ol(! 1 similar assemblies. The new legislu ture met in the same chamber where the short lived parliament of 1876 ns sembled—a moderate sized hall in a building facing the square of St. So fia. The scene was perhaps one of the most remarkable in the political history of the world. All the creeds and races of the Turkish empire sent their duly elected representatives and the varied costumes of the delegates, some in flowing silk robes and others In the fashionable frock coat, formed a gorgeous and multi-colored picture never before witnessed in a legislative gathering in Europe. Albanians, Syrians and Arabs were among the Moslem representatives, while Greeks, Armenians and Bulgars represented the Christian nationalities. Members from Jerusalem and Mecca rubbed shoulders with their colleagues from the European provinces and the far off Kurdish, Armenian and Arab dis tricts on the shores of the Indian ocean. Will Carry Out Reforms. So far as can be judged from sur face Indications the new parliament has entered upon its duties with a united determination to carry out suc cessfully the aims of the bloodless revolution which made possible the inauguration of a constitutional re gime in Turkey. Before parliament met Sultan Abdul Hamid, who granted the con stitution last July providing for this assembly, paraded through the city at the head of an elaborate cortege to open the first session of the body. Everywhere he was greeted with loud cheering and there was no sem blance of disorder. The enthusiasm of the people is keyed to a high pitch and their recep tion to the sultan and their cheers for the new assembly are an evidence of the deep interest taken by Turkey in this fir3t step towards constitu tional life. The first Turkish parliament was assembled over thirty years ago, but its existence was very brief and it was dissolved before any definite re sults were accomplished. WOULD CHANGE METHODS Commission Reports Postoffice Department. Washington, Dec. 18.—Important recommendations for changes in the organization of the postal service are made by the joint commission on the business methods of the postoffice de partment and the postal service which laid before congress the results of its deliberations during the past two years. The commission favors a permanent administration head for the depart ment to be known as director of posts. This officer, it is suggested, should be given the general management of the poBtal service, while th postmaster general remains the administrator of the postal finances. It is proposed to abolish the offices of the four assistant postmasters gen eral and to rearrange the work under seven separate bureaus. BLOWN UP BY DYNAMITE Hlwesteader Sits on Box of Explosive and Sets Off Fuse. Grand Rapids, Minn., Dec. 18.— Claus Carlson, a homesteader, twenty eight years old, living north of Deer River, Itasca county, committed sui cide by sitting on a box of dynamite and setting it off in a tent back of his house, where a lumberman's outfit was kept. Fellow workmen heard him say as he was setting the dynamite off, "Run for your lives, I am going up." The camp was badly shattered and the men inside barely escaped. The body wag blown fifty feet and badly mangled. Carlson received a letter from Sweden recently that his sister committed suicide in similar way. V NOMINATION GOES OVER Senatt Seeks Light on Oonnelly'a Qualifications. Washington, Dec. 18.—The nomina tion of Samuel B. Donnelly of New York to be public printer was called up in executive session by Senator Elkins in the absence of Senator Piatt, chairman of the committee on prinU ing. Several senators asked Senator Elkins for information as to Mr. Don nelly's qualifications, which informa- SAMUEL B. DONNELLY. tion the West Virginia senator ac knowledged he did not possess. The questions were then directed at Sen ator Depew of New York, who re plied "Don't ask about these matters con nected with New York federal pat ronage. I could not be expected to know, for I am only a senator." The reply convulsed the senate. The nomination went over. BRYAN SUPPORTS EDITOR'S POSITION Warns President That He Can not Muzzle the Press. Lincoln, Neb., Dee. Ik—Comment ing on the trouble between President Roosevelt and Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World W. J. Bryan comes out strohgly on the side of the news paper and warns the president that he oannot muzzle the press. Under the heading, "President Over steps the Limit," W. J. Bryan will say in next week's Issue of his Com moner: "President Roosevelt has sent to congress a message which announces a new and dangerous doctrine. It is the duty of every publisher and every believer in free speech and a free press to resent the president's attempt to use the government to terrorize those who would criticise the action of public officials. No official can claim exemption from criticism mere ly because he is an official and no act of the government is so sacred that the humblert citizen may not express an adverse opinion upon it. "It is a matter of little consequence whether the charges made by the World are true or false, that can be determined by suit at law in the or dinary way, but it is a matter of great importance that every editor and every other individual shall be free to express his opinion on any subject connected with public affairs." WELL KNOWN MEN PRESENT Civil 8ervice Reform League Meets at Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Dec. 18.—The twenty eighth annual convention of the Na tional Civil Service Reform league convened in this city. Many subjects of vital importance to the civil service movement throughout the United States will be discussed by prominent men. Among the well known persons who will take a part in the conven tion are Joseph H. Choate, former ambassador to England and president of the organization Charles J. Bona parte, attorney general of the United States Richard Henry Dana, Boston Elliott H. Goodwin, New York Sen ator Everett Colby, New Jersey, and Samuel W. McCall of Massachusetts. Burkett on Postal Banks. Washington, Dec. 18.—Senator Bur kett addressed the senate in support of the postal savings bank bill. Re ferring to the many plans that have been suggested for the rejuvenation of the present banking system Mr. Bur kett said that all of them would fall to completely meet the situation, be cause they eliminated from considera tion the great class of depositors that the postal banks are intended to pro Tide toi. Jik&i SIMON ELECTED TO PRESIDENCY Rebel Leader Now Ruler of Haytian Republic. CONGRESS TAKES ACTION His Selection as Successor to Nord Alexis Was Made by Unanimous Vote, the Other Aspirants Not Com ing Forward Actively—American In tervention Feared la Cvant* ft An other Outbreak. Port au Prince, Haytl, Dec. 18.— General Antolne Simon, the leader of the last revolution in Hayti that re sulted in the flight of President Nord Alexis from the capital and who made his triumphal entry into Port au Prince ten days ago, has been unani mously elected president of the re public by the Haytian congress. As soon as the result of the elec tion became known the great crowd that had assembled outside the par liament building broke into cheers and salutes were fired from the forts and the Haytian gunboats in the tr bor. The other aspirants to the prcsi dency did not come forward actively. The reason for this course was the fear tnat another outbreak of the dis order would result in American inter vention. Congress met in the palace of the senate under the presidency of Sen ator Paulin. The roll call showed the presence of 117 representatives and when the vote was counted it was seen that every delegate had ex pressed himself in favor of General Simon. MANY NATIVES ARRESTED Activity of Indian Government Having Good Effect. Calcutta, Dec. 18.—The course adopted recently by the Indian au thorities to cause the arrest, swiftly and mysteriously, of all natives sus pected of revolutionary activities is having a good effect on the unrest of the population. Instead of being de ported the leaders taken into custody are being distributed to the various jails in India. It is reported that the powerful native secret societies are dissolving: as a result of the energy displayed by the government. A del egation of prominent natives sup posed to be implicated in the revolu tionary movement called on the local commissioner and assured him of their support. Another result of the campaign is that the native newspa pers are becoming extremely cautious in their comments on the government. BURTON IN RACE TO STAY Ohio Congressman After 8enator For aker's Seat. Columbus, O., Dec. 18.—Congress man Theodore Burton of Cleveland has arrived here to open his cam paign for the United States senator Fhip to succeed Senator Foraker. He said that there had been no break between him and President-Elect Taft "I am in the race for the senator ship to stay," he said. Charles P. Taft sent a telegram to State Chairman Henry A. Williams from Washington in which he said that he will arrive here Monday morn ing to open headquarters in the fight for senator. TWO MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES Automobile Plunges Through Open Bridge at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Dec. 18.—Two men were drowned and a third was badly injured when the automobile of A. Solliday, proprietor of the Solliday Automobile company, dashed into the Milwaukee river off an open draw. O. Z. Bartlett, a well known mem ber of the board of trade, and Albert Kunz, an employe of the automobile company, were drowned. Solliday, who was driving the ma chine, managed to swim to the abut ment after having been carried down the river. He received a deep out In the head. Thaw's Aunt Dies in Asylum. hiladelphia, Dec. 18.—Harriet A. Thaw, eighty-five years old, aunt of Harry K. Thaw, is dead at the Friends asylum for the insane in Frankford, a suburb. The fact that she was an in mate of the asylum for the insane was used in the second trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White, when a defense of insanity was advanced in behalf of Thaw. New President of Switzerland. Berne, Switzerland, Dec. 18.—A. Deucher, minister of commerce, was elected president of the Swiss repub lic for 1909 by the federal assembly He will succeed Dr. F. Brenner, whose term of office expires Jan. 1. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA* FRIDAY, niCCI Mlll 18. 1908 1 nn Mnn'c IUU mens 5, For Boys and Girls there are the Following Series: ji addition we have many CORNER DRUG STORE Standard Works Quite Consisting of Black and Blue OUllS Serge, All Wool Cheviots, Cashmeres and Worsteds, ranging in price up to $ 1 8 0 0 w S i z e s $ 1 1 A Your Choice pil.OU 100 Youths'Suits, up to $12 50 Values djy During tihs sale, Choice y v 20% Discount on Our Chil dren's 2-Piece Suits FUR COATS AT COST We have about 30 Fur Coats, which, owing to the mild weather have not been selling as fast as we expected. We must turn them into Cash Give us what we paid for them and they are yours. mPm Corner Drug Store Book Emporium Now what is a better Christmas token to a friend, old or young, than a popular book, either standard works, popular novel, or if you want to make the boy or girl happy give them some good clean story book. We have a larger stock this season than ever before, well selected, containing all classes of reading. These books are being sold at a very low price and will be snapped up long before Christmas 6v*. Buy your books now and have them laid aside. We will do so gladly. We have over 100 Assorted Copyrights to select from at $1.25 each. Over 150 Popular Copyrights at 50c each. Hafttway Rugby Linen Bootes Mighty Hunter Eureka Wellesley Rag Books Songs of Summef Henty Elsie and Her Namesake Juvenile Books Aunt Amy's Animal Storied Alger L. M. Alcott Teddy Bear Pussy Meow, Shaggy Goat* Jones Drug Company, Extra Special Until Xmas Our Special Sale on "Sample Line" of Lad ies' Furs, Scarfs and Muffs will continue un til Xmas. High Grade Goods as Cheap as 50 Cents on the Dollar. Neckwear Coat Sweaters Valise* You will find more Genuine Values at this Store than at any other Store in town. Don't Fail to See Us, LAKE COUNTY CLOTHING CO JOSEPH HENKIN, Prop., Madison, S. D. For the little Ones art in fancy leather and other fancy binding for ornamental use as well. 20% Discount on Our Entire Line of «j••: Fancy Overcoats "5". 15% Discount on our Entire Line ofr n Blue and Black Overcoats. Do Your Xmas Shopping Here We Received an Immense Line of Dress Gloves 90d many other things too numerous to mention* mm •if '\i 'is 3 w it Mufflers Fancy Suspended Fancy Vests 3 f: & Y nf ,5 -'I a :r- 4m 4 fw If-: Phone 260 •a n, V., -t I: V 'I w 4 $ •r -v. 1 5 lit: I *1 i I y*. tb ••PPM .J •A u 1 I ik Sz w: I tk i' •C a I -'A I- -.1 i I.5?! v jy,. K V. v. v !,t|. '45f§: 't'* '"f* •»ri v j.