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PARLIAMENT TO SETTLE SULTAN
Ruler Appears Worried After
Ordering No Resistance.
"'IT IS THE WILL OF ALLAH'
Palace (iuarjls Commander Surren
ders W hen Told Not Civil War,
but Punitive Expedition to Vp
liold Turkish Constitution.
Sl'LTAX IS FORCED
MOHAMMED IN HIS
TO Ql lT.
i LONDON, April 25 The Daily
Telegraph's Vienna correspondent
I telegraphs that the Sultan was
I ,akn out of the Palace by force late
tonight and that Mohammed Rechad
J Effendl is being installed in his place.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 26.-The
Tildiz garrison surrendered today to the
The commanders of these battalions be
gan sending notices of their submission
to Mahamoud Schefket Pasha last night
and the troops protecting the palace gave
their formal and unconditional surrender
hortly after dawn.
Sultan Abdul Hamld has been permitted
to remain within the walls of Tildlz
Kiosk where In company with his min
ister ha heard the story yetrterday of the
truggle between hie loyal troops and the
rmy of Investment, each hour bringing
word of a fresh disaster.
b" . since victory rested
-lth the Ctmstttutlonallsts, that the Sul
Jan himself gave orders to his meli not
to resist. Whether or not this Is true.
It can be safely aald of the troops within
the capital that they put up a stubborn
resistance at all points and the losses
on koth sides are exceedingly heavy for
the "length of time the engagement was
Parliament to Deal With Sultan.,
A representative of the commander-in-chief
of the Constitutional forces is au
thority for eaying the Sultan will be
d"alt with by parliament and there will
he an adequate Inquiry Into the sov
ereign's alleged complicity in the recent
Up to the present, the ministry has not
been dissolved, but Constantinople and
other places have been declared In a
state of seige. Martial law prevails and
order hns been maintained with a strict
hand. The last garrison to surrender was
the Sellmleh artillery barracks in Souta
ne, opposite Stamboul. General Schefket
ordered up 60 big jruns at this point and
several batteries of machine guns to
protect the place.
Following yesterday's fighting the city
took . on an aspect of strange quiet
toward evening. There was some fear
there would be further fighting during
the night. . the forces of General
Schefket were strongly posted close to
the palace, but bevonri f.- ,
Shots there was nothing to disturb the
c.tya peace. The Investing troops were
reinforced, however, in the fear that the
uuta remain loyal and
continue tne struggle.
- ic nope-
lessness of resistance and there was no
opposition When .various commanders
v ovr their detachments from the
strongly entrenched enemy.
or martial law was
nnouneen in a circular note which wa
lo tne foreign Ambassadors.
"I have the honor to inform your Ex
oellency that. In view of the clrm.rr.
stances, a state of siego begins today in
.. i.puai, lanua, Tchekmedje. Tchatlaja
denize. Kartal and Beyooa.
"Minister of Foreign Affairs."
Martial Law Proclaimed.
Placards have been posted about the
city requesting the people to continue
their business, open their shops and
avoid accepting as true rumors preju
dicial to tranquillity of mind. The post
ers advise the populace to keep within
doors from one hour after sunset until
The object in establishing martial
law Is chiefly to permit a search of
residences for fugitives and to bring
seditious persons before military courts
for trial The evacuation of the quar-
- ters around the Yildiz Kiosk was be
gun early in the morning. The soldiers
of the garrison were made prisoners
and their places were taken by Mace
- -Had the Sultan looked out from the
upper windows of his favorite yellow
and white pavilion, he would have seen
at dawn sentinels thickly scattered In
the grounds before the palace and
the Bosphorus and the gates of the
. canal, through which the barges pass
from the Ylldla toy lake to the Bes
phorus. Later. In front of the main
gates of the palace rows of eunucha
sat watching the movements of offi--cers
connected with the transfer of the
v guardianship of the Sultan's nerson
' . Memdotik Pnsha, commander of
- - Concluded on Pace Three.
NINE PEOPLE DIE
SCORE MORE WOUNDED IN
Fight Ensue When Workmen Are
Sent to Remove Ruined Altar
in Monastery. '
ORENSE, Spain. April 25. (Special.)
Popular resistance to the carrying
out of an episcopal order resulted in
the killing of nearly a dozen' persons
in a village near here yesterday. The
Archbishop of Orense, in Nview of the
ruined condition of the high altar in
the Osera monastery, sent workmen
there to demolish and remove It from
Villagers opposed the entry of the
men Into the monastery and a .fierce
fight ensued. A force of civil guards
came on .the scene, and being attacked
by villagers, opened fire on them,
killing nine and wounding 21.
The guards then occupied the mon
astery and word of the occurrence was
sent to the Governor of the province,
together with an appeal for reinforce
ments In view of the menacing atti
tude of the people of the village.
ACTRESS LOSES HER MIND
Christine Nielsen Suffers Serious
LOS ANGELES. Cal., April 25. (Spe
cial.) Christine Nejlsen was taken to
San Francisco in a drawing-room car
last night in charge of nurses and her
maid, in an almost Irresponsible state of
The mental breakdown of the lefi flirt 9
woman of the Grand Opera-House was
very sudden, but It was eomrjlete Ac
cording to physicians. Miss Neilsen is
not suffering from insanitv hnf lo r
example of a peculiar and baffling phase
of nervous disease.
She is to be tlacerl In tVi. hnm nt v..-
parents in San Francisco, where eh. win
be completely removed from all matters
She first showed lrresrnnihim t..t
Tuesday night. Her understudy was told
to take her part Wednesday hut
Miss Neiteen learned of this she raised
such a storm that she was allowed to go
on for an act. When the curtain fell
she was taken to the rnvb.r..tn.. ti.
pltal and last night wa sent north.
MOTHER TO HALF OF PUPILS
Woman in Idaho School District Has
WALLACE. Idaho, April 25. (Special.)
Honors are coming in rapid succession
to Mrs. Marie D. Theriault, who, with
her husband and children, lives in tho
St. Joe country, in the recently created
school district known as No. 10. Mrs.
Theriault enjoys the distinction or being
mother to 50 per cent of the children of
a school district. Her five, with an
equal number from the homes of other
settlers, are all who will seek knowledge
trom the institution provided for by the
When the district was created, Mrs.
Theriault was appointed a director to
serve with M. R. Debitt and Eugene
Jacrolx. She was then made chairman
of th board of directors and is now On
the lookout for a teacher, who it is
understood, will be paid 100 a month for
teaching the 10 youngsters.
TOREADOR KILLED BY BULL
Members of Royalty Witness Shock
ing Scene at Madrid.
MADRID, April 25.-(Special!)-A bril
liant day ended in a tragedy at the hull
ring this afternoon. Princess Louise of
Orleans. Princess Maria del Pilar of Ba
varia and Infanta Carlos were present In
the royal box. There was a fair sprink
ling of French and English visitors min
gled with the thousands of spectators
The last bull had been In the ring for
some time, when It suddenly took the
Mexican toreador. La Cartijllla. unawares,
and one of the bull's horns pierced his
. A wild uproar started when the people
saw the 22-year-old toreador fall. A Mex
ican toreador named Gaona, after a few
clever passes, gave the bull his death
blow. Queen Victoria was not present
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VICTIMS OF TURKS
Latest Estimate 25,000
Dead at Adana.
EFFOBTS OF POWERS IN VAIN
Warships Cannot Stop Far
AMERICANS ARE IN DANGER
Five Women in Hadjin, Which Is on
Fire, Send Out Calls for Help.
Kurds and Circassians Cut Orf
Water Supply From 10,000.
BEIRUT. April 25. The situation in
Asiatic Turkey is extremely serious.
How many thousands have been mas
sacred cannot even be estimated, be
cause the disturbances have been so
widespread l is Impossible to obtain
details of the happenings.
u,nhI .'attSt esUmat of the number
killed in the. Villayet of Adana reaches
approximately 25.000, and thousands
have been killed In the towns of out
The state of siege at "several of the
places has brought the inhabitants
near starvation, and each day brings
Its tale of further atrocities and the
depths of misery and despaif'to which
the savagery of the fanatics has
brought the people.
Efforts of Powers Fruitless.
Several warships are now in these
waters, but the disorders are so far
reaching that efforts of the powers to
restore normal conditions have as yet
hardly been felt. The cruiser Jules
Ferry arrived today, and left almost
Immediately for Latakla, where swarms
of refugees are pouring in. British,
French and German warships are at
other portsA tcnif marines have been
landed to quell the disorders at the
mort Important points.
One of the mlssinnariao i
dretta. Mr. Kennedy, with 450 Turkish
troops, has gone to the relief of
Deurytel, an Armenian village on he
oast. where 10,000 persons within the
wans are besieged by immense bands
of Kurds and Circassians.-
Children Drink From Puddles.
Only two days ago a British
returned from that nlace. th
of the district having refused the com
dinner permission to land a relief
pirty. ine water supply has been cut
off from the town and the besieged are
-"v""l e.caiiy. ine cntidren are
drinking out of animal tracks after a
shower. There was Incessant firino-
Greeks sent under an escort to restore
The Armenian village of Kessah h
been burned. All the men and many
women ana children have been slain.
The American property at Kessah
destroyed. Miss Chambers, an Ameri
can missionary, is safe.
Property of Christians Destroyed.
A British warship has gone from
Alexandretta to Sudiah, where condi
tions have become , worse. !A11 the
property of the Christians at DJebel
Bereket has been destroyed. The total
(Concluded on Page 3.)
NEW SULTAN-TO-BE, AMERICAN MINISTER AT CONSTANTINOPLE, AND ONE OF MOST PROMI
NENT YOUNG TURK LEADERS.
""..". "' ' '"i
MRS. CATT AN D.MRS.
FRICTION HINTED. IN RANKS OF
American Women Who Rode in Pro-
cession Censured for Their
LONDON. April 2S. Thero i. m v.
considerable friction among . the Ameri
can women suffragists who are hom
attending the International Suffrage Alli
Mrs. Carrie ChaDi-.an -Cntt ,. o
Anna Shaw, it is reported, disapprove of
w. .limn ot.some of the Western dele
gates who rode In the
which was formed in honor of the re
lease from Holla way Jail of Mrs. Pethik
Lawrence, who had served two months
for having taken nnr in . . ...
demonstration. Among those w ho-Dartl-
clpated in the procession were Mrs.
Larina Baker, of Spokane, Wash., and
the three Misses Langley, of Seattle.
Rev. Anna Shaw
meeting of men at WWtefield's Taber
nacle tonight in advocacy of woman suf-
BIG FIRE IN KANSAS CITY
Ridge Office Building Doomed and
Bank of Commerce Threatened.
KANSAS CITT. ADril
out at 2 o'clock this mnrnlnc ! K
Ridge building, a seven-story office struck
ture In the heart of the downtown dis
trict. The building was apparently
doomed at 2:15 o'clock, the Interior beine
mass of flames.
The National Bank of Onmm. .
other , large office buildings immediately
adjoining the Ridge building were threa
tened, the fire being fanned 'bv a. tifr
At 2:35 o'clock the fire in the Ridge
building was not under control. It ap
peared, however, that It would be con
fined to that building. The Walnut
street side of the Ridge building is a
total loss. The Main street side of the
building containing the Palace Clothing
Company, was in imminent danger at
this hour, but the firemen expected to
RIFLE MAY KILL CHILD
Hurt by Young Brother at Target
Practice, Lane Girl May Die.
EUGENE, Or, April 25! (Sp'ecial.)
Target practice with a small rifle en
gaged In by two children living three
and one-half miles west of Crow, Lane
County, Saturday afternoon, may re
sult In the death of Marie Richmond,
13 years old, wo was shot by her
The children were playing with a
22-callber rifle, and Guy was shooting
at a mark on a stump. His little sis
ter was standing near the stump when
a glancing bullet entered her shoulder
and penetrated a lung. She was
brought to Eugene to a hospital by
her father, A. J. Richmond, and her
condition is serious. ,
SPOKANE WOODS AFLAME
j " v to save valu
, . able Timber Near By.
cbi-ujvA.MU, wash.. April 25.-(Special.)
r my men were sent nut i-.
Park this afternoon under Louis Olsen
to fight a forest fire five miles away,
near the George Chaney ranch, which
threaten large bodies of white pine and
thousands of cords of stove wood.
Because of the continued dry wea
ther, fires have started in scores of places
within a radius of 25 miles of there. Fire
this afternoon destroyed 50 cords of wood
belonging to Olsen.
MOHAMMED RECHAD EFFEXDI.
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COMBINE HIS AIM
nuiinujf iiioigti ,
12,000 MILES OF TRACKAGE
One Head for Lines Controlled
by New York Central.
LAWYERS WORK OUT PLAN
"Find the Way" Is Command Given
Ont From Harrlman Headquar
ters on Broadway Wlz- -
ard's Crowning Effort.
HAR RIM AN 'S BILLION-DOLLAR
RAILWAY IN HCIRE8.
Propoied capitalization. $1,000,000,000
Miles of road.
Present capitalization. .
Outside securities owned
Value of securities
U7.00O,00O N j
NEW YORK, April 25. (Special.) A
bllllon-dollar corporation is the latest
project from the brain of K. H. Harrl
man, planned by the Napoleon of the
railroad world with a view to consoli
dating and solidifying the vast railroad
mileage represented by the New York
Central. A dozen or more of the most
eminent corporation lawyers in this
city, in Chicago, Cincinnati and Buffalo
are now working on the problem of this
great corporation, which Harrlman
hopes to make the crowning effort of
his railroad and financial career.
12,000 Miles Under One Head.
. The legal men in the Harrlman em
ploy have been told to discover a way
In which -the more than 12,000 miles
of railroad under the control of the
New York Central and representing a
capitalization of nearly one billion of
dollars may. be made overvinto a homo
geneous quantity with a central man
agement, with one treasury and with
one purpose to enable it to assume the
most commanding position In the trans
- "Find the way," Is the command
which has gone forth from the Harrl
man camp on Broadway, and If the way
be found, there will soon be born the
greatest and most powerful railroad
and financial corporation this or any
other country has known. It was with
this end and purpose in view that Har
S:"b r,A Sff
riman Dougnt into the New York Cen
i ui iib management and of Its posslbili
The following i
road which will
ire the main lines of
be embraced in the
Lines to Be in Combine.
New York Central & Hudmn
Railroad. Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley &
r-msDurg Kaiiroad, Fulton Chain Rail
way, Little Falls & Dolgevllle Railroad
Raquette Lake Railway, Rutland Rail
way, Toronto. Hamburg & Buffalo Rail
way, Lake Shore & Mlchlsran South.
Railway. Cleveland. Cincinnati. Chicago
ot oi. l.ouis system. Lake Erie, Alll
(Concluded on Page 2.)
WOMAN IN CHASE
x FIRES AT BURGLAR
NIGHT PROWLER IS CAUGHT BV
Mrs. E. Robinson Seizes Revolver
and Sets Out to Capture Him
Awakened at 1 o'clock this morning by
a burglar attempting to gain entrance
to her apartments in Elton Court, Mrs.
E. Robinson seized her revolver and put
the intruder to flight. After a wild
cnase through the Btreets. tho nht
prowler, who turned out to h
Tanaka. a Japanese, was apprehended
viome waraen j. j Green, who
were attracted to the scene hv th...
shots fired by Mrs. Robinson. Officer
Hutchins also fired several shots at the
and decision. When -v, i
oise, she arose from hri -
herself In a dresslner-eown Hrlr w
volver from Its hiding place. She deter
mined to go outside anri meo th k.,,i.
face to face and capture him if possible.
...in ner loaaed weapon In her hand, she
quickly ran to the front entrance of the
uuua.ng and looked down the side wall
in time to observe th mar, . ..-
dow. She called tr. him a.ni- ...
he come out, but the man ran.
Two blocks away the officers Joined in
the race and ran the fellow down. He
invented several different stories as to
his presence at Mrs. Robinson's window
and these were so lame as to leave no
doubt as to his criminal Intent. He had
a small wicker telescope case with him,
evidently for the purpose of carrying
away prospective loot. At the police
station he told Captain Slover that he
had been forced to run away from San
Francisco, where he had been in the
employ of the Orpheum Theater as a
SURVEYING TO L0L0 PASS
Northern Pacific Fighting for Pos-
session of Missoula Cut-off.
-uwouuLA. Mont., April 25. The
Northern Pacific I j - .
, . cj to resist
the Harrlman Invasion of the country
. Muu,a, in the Clearwater
country. In Idaho. A party consisting
of 20 Northern Pacific engineers from
x-oniana arrived yesterday under th
direction of William Mayer, locatln
engineer tpr the Northern Pacific.
The outfit left today, equipped with
supplies for a long Jaunt. It Is believed
that the corps is headed frr th. i i
River, and It la likely that the survey
wni oe aiong tne line of the route se
ox t"o northern Pacific years
ago tor a right of way between Mis
soula and Lewlston.
On the Idaho side of the Bitter Root
mountains both the- Northern Pacific
and the Union Pacific have had con
tending parties in the field for two or
JOHN D.'S WIFE RECOVERING
Mrs. Rockefeller Rallies From At
tack of Pneumonia.
HOT SPRINGS. Va., April 2o.-(Spe-cial.)
Mrs-. John D. Rockefeller is now
convalescent after a serious Illness,
having been confined to her room the
last ten days with pneumonia. Only im
mediate relatives were informed of her
critical condition, and a recent visit here
of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was to be
with his mother. He only remained three
days, as Mrs. Rockefeller rallied sur
prisingly and is considered out of danger,
although it will be some time before
she is up and about again.
TAFT GIVEN INVITATION
Asked to Attend Opening Big Colo
rado Irrigation Project.
MONTROSE. Colo., April 25.-Presldent
Taft will receive soon a formal invita
tion from the Gunnison Tunnel Opening
Association to attend tho opening of this
great Government irrigation project. The
exercises will be held three days in Au
gust or September according to the con
venience of the President.
E KILLS 39;
120 M. MISSING
Portugal Towns Are
4000 PEOPLE WITHOUT FOOD
Council of Ministers Votes
$100,000 Relief Fund.
DOCTORS HURRY WITH AID
People of Lisbon Terror-Stricken
During Shock, of Friday Many
Fires Break Out in City, but
No Fatalities Are Reported.
LISBON. April 25.-(SpeclaI.)-Although
Lisbon was shaken from end to end by
an earthquake Friday evening, there were
no fatalities here, but the outlying dis
tricts suffered. Benavente. Samosa and
Sante Estevan were almost completely
destroyed. Already 39 dead and 100 in
jured have been taken out of the ruins,
and 120 persons are reported missing.
When the news reached Lisbon doctors
nurses and firemen, taking medical and
other stores, set off for the devastated
King Manuel, the Duke of Oporto.
Minister of Public Works and Minister
of Marine went to the scene and found
some 4000 persons homeless and without
food. The King sent to the capital for
supplies. Carloads of general provisions
and bread were despatched and dis
tributed to the famishing population. Two
thousand blankets and 100 military tents
followed. T he refugees are now camp
ing under the tents on the hillsides. A
hurriedly convened council of Ministers
voted $100,000 for preliminary relief. Hos
pital trains are now coming in laden
Lisbon Is recovering from the panic,
which was extreme on Friday.
The Inhabitants were terror-stricken,
chiefly - by fear of fires, which
broke out in many places. Fire brig
ades, some of which were personally
directed by .the King and Duke of
Oporto, before they departed for severely-stricken
districts, worked suc
cessfully. Troops patrolled the streets'
ready to . succor victims In case of a
Everyone Is greatly impressed with
the courage and energy of King Man
uel, who. after directing the firemen
In the city when the first and most vio
lent shock occurred on Friday, sent out
physicians and supplies for the districts
where the destruction was greatest.
HEINRICH CONRIED DYING
Former Director of Metropolitan
Opera-House Again Stricken.
MERAN. Austrian Tyrol. April 25.
Helnrlch Conried, ex-dlrector of the
Metropolitan Opera-House in New York,
who suffered a stroke of apoplexy re
cently, with partial paralysis, has been
unconscious for four days and there is
little expectation of his recovery.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTKRDAT'S-Maximum temperaturs 63
deurees; minimum, 5 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly wmds.
Abdul llamid orders surrender of Kiosk
Karris, n. Pare 1.
Untold thousands die in massacres of Ar
menians and native Christians Pane 1
VoOO. "CV CaP"a, ",d-l b ut
CO,ca,m,p.ROpe"4,. Sunrty "
Nine people meet death defending a'tar In
Spanish mnnastary. Para 1
Earthquake In Portugal kills 39. while over
ino are missing. Page 1
Ru'vi J'ZP. ,n ,n thr Persian troubles and
bhah declares armistice. Pase t
American suffragists in London said to be
at loggerheads. Page 1.
Senator Bailey will debate ln.-ome tax
amendment to tartfr bin today. Pace 2.
Japanese traininr snfladron Is welcomed to
America at San Pedro. Tare i.
With Patten rone, buns lose heart; no in
crease In wheat orterlnrs. race 3.
Harrlman i.laiu billloc-dollar railroad mer
rer Paso 1.
Ietectives seek woman who is l-ellr-ved
be wife of Boyle. alleged kidnaper.
Ajionymous demands for money terroriza
l.arts of Vtah; one woman scared to
death. Pare 4.
Eight drowned In sleep when Mississippi
tug sinks. rage 3.
Explosion partially wrecks historic New
Orleans church. Page 4.
Pacific Coast T.eaxue scores-
Los Angeles : Oakland 5-1.
--: ;-aJi rrancisco
Scores In Northwestern League games:Port
land .'. Seattle :!; Ta oma 1. Vancouver
O; Spokane 4, Aberdeen 3. I'age .
Rich nurses offered In ra -ea of Noith Pa
cific tair Circuit. rage 8
Tad He North wrst.
Rainfall in Willamette Valley
year by year. Pago o.
Four hundred fishermen ancle for salmon
trout at Oregon City on Sunday. Page 5
Portland and Vleiuity.
Circulator who obtained signatures for ex-r-'r'i
Pet'tlon declares them genuine.
Baby girl drowns in bath tub. Page 7.
Campaign oratory will not begin until
after primaries. Page 5.
Direct primary law subject of discussion be
fore People's Korum. Page 13
Willamette River water in ci!y mains has
caused no disease in Portland. rage 13.
Alleged petitions deed made subject of 1nl
qulry by grand Jury. Page 13.
Oddfellows observe 90th anniversary of
founding of order at Centenary. Page 14.
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