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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909.
L IS FORCED
TO GIVE UP GOLD
Agent of Parliament Secur&s
Assignment of Bank
HAS TO SURRENDER KEYS
Guards Compel Him to Yield There
and Treasure-Room in Palace
AVill Be Riried by
LONDON". May 12. A special dispatch
from Saloniea says that Talsat Bey.
Vice-President of the Chamber of Depu
ties, who was sent there to arrange with
Abdul Hamld for the transfer of his for
tune to the government, succeeded in
obtaining the signature of the ex-Sultan
for the withdrawal of funds from foreign
banks, but that Abdul Hamid resolutely
refused to deliver up the keys to two
Iron rooms in the Ylldiz Kiosk, which
had resisted all efforts at forcible en
trance. After Talsat Bey's departure, the dis
patch says, officers of the guard, furious
at the ex-Sultan's refusal to comply
with the demand, rushed into the room
and forced him to surrender the keys
without further parley.
PREACHERS CAXTGHT IN" TRAP
Turks Murder-Armenians in Crowd.
Solo Survivor Tells Story.
Sla. Asiatic Turkey. Friday, April 23.
Seven Armenian preachers, two dele
Rates and three Armenian women
passed through Sis on their way to the
yearly synodlcal meeting at Adana the
day after the fighting began at that
place. They stopped over night in the
village of Sagh Gachad, some of the
party with the local governor and the
others with another of the leading men
of the village. Hag! Bey.
The next day a party of Mohamme
dans took the travelers from the houses
where they had spent the night, and,
gathering together a number of Ar
menians living in Sagh Gachad until
they had 92 in all, butchered all the
unfortunates in the streets' of the vil
lage. The women were treated vio
lently The wife of the governor watched
the killing from the balcony of her
house. The bodies of the dead were
carted out to the country and thrown
over a cliff.
The Armenian pastor of the church at
Pekke. although left for dead, was still
alive. He recovered his senses and
made his way to Sis, where he related
the foregoing. He had to crawl, wound
ed, through the fields and woods.
REFUGEES BURNED IN SCHOOL
More Details of Masxacres of April
Come to Ijiglit.
CONSTANTINOPLE May 12. Thomas
r. Christie, in a letter dated Tarsus,
May 4, says no Turks were killed in
Tarsus except by the looters righting
among themselves, but in Adana about
ISO Turks, including 15 soldiers, were
killed. The feeling there is still bitter.
"The second massacre at Adana,"
writes Dr. Christie, "as I now learn, was
much worse than the first. It is reported
to have begun April 25 and lasted two
days. The Gregorian School, filled with
refugees, was set on fire. The only outlet
from the building was commanded by
hundreds of rifles, and those who tried to
make their escape were shot down. The
rest of those in the school, including more
than 100 wounded from the first massacre,
gathered within the building by Miss Wal
lis, were burned to death. Only eight
persons survived to tell the story. It is
thought at least aooo men, women and
children perished at Adana.
"The government is now making every
effort to prove the existence of an Arme
nian conspiracy and with some success."
The government has ordered Djevad
Bey, the dismissed Governor-General of
Adana. who arrived here a fw days ago,
to return to Adana for trial by court
martial. He Is charged with being re
sponsible for the disorders.
MUTINEERS HANGED IN PUBLIC
Twenty-four Turks Pay Penalty of
Revolt Against Orders.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 12. Con
stantinople witnessed another batch- of
executions this morning, when 24 mutin
eers of the army and navy were hanged
in public, within the city limits.- This
makes a total of SS executions within the
capital since the revolution of April 13.
Four of the men today were hanged
near the Sultan's palace, eight at the
marine barracks, eight at the DJInst Mel
dan quarters of Stamboul. and four at
the M ar Office.
Several of the courts -martial that sen
tenced these men to death explained the
effect of public hangings by saying that
traditions of corruption so pervaded Con
stantinople that had the hangings not
been public the people would have thought
the condemned men had saved themselves
by bribing officials.
IRISHMAN WHO RAISED SIEGE
Rev. George II. Kennedy Was Man
Who Relieved Deurtynl.
ALEXANDRBTTA, Asiatic Turkey,
Tuesday. May 4. Rev. George H. Ken
nedy, of the Irish Church Mission at
Alexandretta. is the man who raised the
siege of DeurtyuL He persuaded the mill
tary commander to assign 650 soldiers to
go with him and relieve the place. The
beleaguers were quickly dispersed by the
force under Mr. Kennedy. All the sur
rounding villages have been burned.
There are 30 destitute refugees in Deur
tyul and 2000 here.
All Men Were Killed.
ANTIOCH. Asiatic Turkey. Monday.
May 3. There are a large number of
Armenian refugees in Antioch. They are
ail women and children, not one Arme
nian having been left alive.
SCH1VELY WILL NOT TALK
(Continued Prom First Pag-.)
the law was simply to provide for the
orderly payment of state funds under ap
propriation, and other laws upon presen
tation and approval of prescribed vouch
ers properly executed. f
Clausen May Not Be Liable.
This contention, if It Is the law, will,
of course, exonerate Governors Hay and
Mead and Auditor Clausen, who. as the
Military Auditing Board, approved Ham
ilton's vouchers, and will also relieve
Clausen from all legal or civil liability
for the loss to the state from Hamilton's
Similarly will it relieve all the other
Auditing Boards, except such Boards as
audit their own purchases and expendi
tures. They, of course, will be liable,
not for the auditing, but for the respon
sibility of the expenditure in the first In
stance. But aside from the legal responsibility,
there is a moral responsibility, and it is
this latter that worries officials. Hardly
a department of the state government
but has vouchers which are in evasion
of the strict letter of the law.
Large payments have been made from
the state treasury on vouchers approved
by the rubber stamp signature of some
official attached by some clerk. The ex
cuse is the official was busy on other
work; he was familiar with and cog
nizant of what was being done, and
solely sought to escape the physical ef
fort of signing his name. There are in
stances, for Instance, the Auditor's of
fice is one, where it is a physical impos
sibility for any one man personally to
check each voucher, check all additions
and subtractions and sign his approval to
the mass of vouchers that go through
that office every month, not to speak of
the other duties the Auditor may have to
Clerks Tremble With Fear.
Had Clausen been here all the time.
JEW FLORIDA SENATOR MAKES
Duncan Upsbaw Fletcher.
WASHINGTON, May 12. (Spe
cial.) Duncan Upshaw Fletcher,
the new Senator from Florida,
made his maiden speech in the
Senate last week, choosing the
tariff on lumber as his subject.
Mr. Fletcher is a native of Geor
gia and 60 years old. He is a
graduate of Vanderbilt Uni
versity, Nashville. He has prac
ticed law in Jacksonville since
1881. He has been a member of
the State Legislature and Mayor
under the lax conditions obtaining, it is
probable Hamilton's crimes would have
gone through undetected for a long time.
Where Clausen loses, and what will prob
ably cost him his position, is the fact
he has been absent from the office, his
Indulgence in intoxicants, and that he
threw all the responsibility upon his of
What seems to be public sentiment
appears to demand punishment for lax
ity, irrespective of whether in law the
official had any discretion. Similar talk
here and elsewhere in the state would
seem to demand the cleaning out of the
entire force of employes at the Secre
tary of State's office, although none of
them had anything to do with Insurance
It is this public sentiment that has the
officials here scared. They all know they
have approved vouchers carelessly, have
diverted funds,s technically against the
law, but from honest motives and for the
good of the state. Some of them no doubt
are wondering if some trusted employe
In the past has not worked them with
false vouchers. Just as Hamilton worked
his Auditing Board. And the employes
why. they are scared for fear that if the
chief has to resign they will all Jose their
CLAUSEX IS OT TO RESIGN
Denies Drinking Has Hurt Business
of His Office.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 12. (Special.)
State Auditor Clausen arrived here to
day sans moustache and looking hag
gard from his recent illness. He said
he will welcome investigation of his
office and that there is no truth in any
reports he contemplates resigning.
Commenting upon a letter given the
Tacoma papers by Senator Paulhamus
charging Clausen with haying neglect
ed his duties because of intoxication.
Chairman Pliny L. Allen, of the inves
tigating oommittee, said Paulhamus, In
furtherance of his political ambition,
had done a most discreditable act in
giving such publicity to criticism of an
offloer'a personal habits, particularly in
view of the fact Paulhamus had caused
these attacks to be published before
they had been presented to the com
mittee. Clausen denied today that drinking
had in any way interfered with the per
formance of his duties.
Members of the investigating com
mittee deny that so far charges have
been filed with them against. Land
Commissioner EJ. W. Ross.
SENATORS KILL RATE BILL
Missouri Solons Defeat Measure Giv
ing State Control of Fares.
JEFFERSON -CITY, Mo.. May 12. The
Senate today defeated - the bill backed
by Attorney --General Major, which gave
the State Railroad Commissioners the
power to fix passenger as well as freight
Grants Pass to Be Clean.
GRANTS PASS. Or., May 12. (Spe
cial.) The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Commercial Club held its annual elec
tion today Mrs. Charles Clevenger was
re-elected as president and Mrs. James
Hair, secretary. The club took up the
matter of co-operating with the city
in beautifying vacant grounds near
the depot. Wednesday. May 19, was
set aside as the day to clean up. A
committee was appointed whose duty
It is to visit the public schools and
enlist aid on clean-up day.
Alleged Horse Thief Caught.
PENDLETON, Or., May 12. (Ppeelal.)
man giving the name of Joe Burns,
wanted at Rltxvllie. Wash., on the charge
of stealing horses, has been arrested
here. Sheriff Cobs, of Adams County, ar
rived today and took the prisoner back
with him. -
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JOKER IN CRIMINAL 1
Indeterminate Sentence Law
of Washington Found to
CONVICTIONS NOT SETTLED
In New Code Chapter Number of Bill
Passed in 190 7 Is Among Mea
sures Repealed Hundreds of
Criminals May Get Liberty.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 12. (Special.)
A joker discovered In the new criminal
code which goes into effect next month
may result in giving hundreds of crim
inals liberty and will entirely unsettle
criminal prosecutions in this state until
the Supreme Court determines whether
or not the new code, or' at least one por
tion of It, is valid.
Without anything to direct attention to
Its purpose, and simply by reference to
the chapter number ot tTie law, the in
determinate sentence law of 1907, which
also created the State Prison Board, and
provided for the parole of convicts, is
repealed by the new code.
Under the 1907 law, '-chapter 155, every
person sentenced to the Penitentiary, ex
cept those convicted of treason or mur
der, must be sent there for the infteter
mlnate time of not less than the mini
mum and not more than the maximum
term provided by law for the crime.
Considered Good Law.
Those who showed evidence of reforma
tion could be released by the Prison
Board on parole and if they then made
good, could be Anally discharged, xne
others would have to serve the maximum
The passage of the act was urged by
Governor Mead and was generally com
mended as a step toward the modern
ideas of penology. The penitentiary of
ficials have been well pleased with the
result of the working of the law. Of the
scores paroled, relatively few have failed
to make good and in nearly every in
stance the convicts have been law-abiding
and have earned an average of over
$50 a month. No pubhc criticism of the
law has ever been made.
Yet, on page 18 of the new code, it is
mentioned as one of those repealed. All
that is left of the indeterminate sentence
is found In section 29 of the new code,
which limits indeterminate sentences
strictly to those convicted of a felony
for which no fixed peroa of confinement
is imposed by law, and paroles are limit
ed to these instances. As few felonies
in the state lews fail to carry a fixed
penalty, the indeterminate sentence law
may, to all intents, be considered as
There is, of course, this legal question.
Criminal Laws Unsettled.
The Indeterminate sentence law relates
to procedure. Attorneys say the title of
the criminal code is insufficient to repeal
laws covering procedure. There may be
other questions raised as to the validity
of the code and until they are determined,
the administration of the criminal laws
of this state may be terribly unsettled.
Scores of criminals may get liberty on
technicalities because of the uncertainty
whether upon conviction they should be
sentenced to fixed terms under the code
or to indeterminate sentences under the
The code will go into effect early in
June and before that time it is probable
the peace officers of the state will ar
range to test its validity.
Attorney-General Bell holds that the
phrase, "no fixed term," saves the law
from being wiped out, but other attorneys
contend the repeal of the old law is cer
tain FRENCH STRIKE SCATTERS
(Continued From First Page.)
adopted a resolution to continue the
strike with vigor.
Leaders Oppose Violence.
It was announced that the number of
strikers was .growing rapidly, both in
Paris and in the provinces, an Instance
being given of the mail clerks on the
Lyons mall, who had quit on the road.
In a long speech M. Lauron declared
that violence or destruction of prop
erty by the strikers would not be
tolerated. He said the men would fin
ish the tasks on which they are now
No disturbances were reported today and
the movement appears to have gained no
ground. The service in Paris and
throughout the provinces tonight, with
the exception of that of the railway
mail clerks; is normal and. as a result,
there has been no need to take ad
vantage of the preparations made by
the various business organizations and
commercial bodies to carry on a pri
vate letter service.
Two detachments of naval mechanics,
summoned from Brest by the Minister
of Marine, have arrived here and are
now stationed in the machine rooms
of the Central Postoffice and the Cen
tral Telegraph Bureau. The Hotel
keepers' Union has arranged to take
the mail of foreign guests to Brussels,
whence it will be sent abroad. They
are also devising a scheme to deliver
Troops and Police Everywhere.
During the night troops took possession
of the central posts and telegraph sta
tions, and at daylight squads of infan
trymen were picketed around every
In your blood are the millions of cor
puscles that defend you against attacks
To make and keep these little sol
diers healthy and strong, is simply to
make and keep the blood of the right
quality and quantity.
This is -Just what Hood's Sarsaparllla.
does It helps the little soldiers in
your blood to fight disease for you.
It cures scrofula, eczema, eruptions,
catarrh, rheumatism, anemia, nervous
ness, dyspepsia, general debility, and
builds up the whole system.
It effects its wonderful cures, not
simply because it contains sarsaparilla
but because it combines the utmost
remedial values of more than 20 differ
ent ingredients. If urged to buy any
preparation said to be "just as good"
you may be sure it Is inferior, costs
less to make, and yields the dealer &
branch office to protect postal employes
who are willing to worK.
The streets are patrolled by the mount
ed Republican guards, all exposed tele
graph lines are being carefully watched
and soldiers have been introduced even
into the sewers of the city to prevent the
cutting of wires. Furthermore 500 mili
tary telegraphers and 400 automobiles
have been hastily mobilized and massed
in the Galleries Des Machines, ready for
instant service. General .Dalstein, the
Military Governor of Paris, has 50,000
troops in reserve.
BOUNTY TROUBLE COMING
Coyote Hides Must Hare Feet Left,
but Hunters Have Not Done So.
PENDLETON, Or., May 12. (Special.
From, present indications there is to be
much trouble relative to the payment of
bounties on coyotes, when the new law
comes into effect. Though the law does
not operate until May 22, all coyotes
killed sinrSe February 1 are subject to
bounty. Hundreds of the destructive ani
mals have been killed in- this county
since that date and the trouble Is to
come from these scalps.
Copies of the law have just been re-
t HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTER i
San dor AVeckerle.
NEW YORK. May 12. (Special.)
Sandor Weckerle, the Hun
garian Prime Minister, has of
fered his resignation to the Diet
at Buda Pesth. This action sig
nifies a serious breach between
Austria and Hungary. It is due
to the Emperor's refusal to sanc
tion the demands of Hungary for
a national bank to replace the
Austro-Hungarian National Bank
in Hungary. The charter of the
latter bank expires in 1910..
ceived and it has been discovered for the
first time that all four feet, as well as
the scalp, must be attached to each hide
and it is this provision that has been
disregarded by the killers. Though hun
dred of hides are ready to present the day
the law goes into effect, it is not believed
more than a score of them have the claws
BEEF TRUST NO MENACE
But May Become One to Britain it
Controls Argentine Supply.
LONDON, May 12. The committee ap
pointed in July, 1908, to Inquire into the
alleged combinations In the meat trade
in the United Kingdom,- issued its report
this evening. A large portion thereof is
devoted to the American beef trust and
its representatives in London, the com
mittee considering that, while a com
bination exists to a certain extent be
tween four American companies engaged
in the United Kingdom, it is not at pres
ent sufficiently powerful seriously to en
danger the beef trade as a whole, but,
should these firms, as seems possible,
acquire considerable interest in Argen
tina, the situation with regard to the
meat supply of the United Kingdom
might become serious.
Persia's Firebrand Arrested.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 12. Panhoff.
the Bulgarian journalist who played a
prominent part in the Persian revolution
and who was supposed to have been
killed at Astrabad, has been arrested at
Moscow on the charge of carrying a
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WRIGHTS ARE SHY
AS DINNER GUESTS
No Flights of Fancy in Brief
Addresses of Aviators at
New York Reception.
WILBUR TALKS 60 SECONDS
Brothers Seem Glad When Day of
Tribute From Friends and Ad
mirers Is Over and They Are
Allowed to Jleave for Home.
ICEW YORK, May 32. The Wright
brothers Wilbur and Orville. left New
Tork shortly before 6 o'clock this even
ing: for their home in Dayton. Ohio,
after a day passed in receiving the
tributes and compliments of friends and
However much at borne the brothers
may be amid the perils of the upper air.
they showed again that they are ex
tremely shy as guests of honor. At the'
lunchoon tenlered by the Aero Club of
America, at the Lawyers' Club, both had
consented with evident reluctance to al
low their names to go down on the
programme of speakers.
Speeches Very Brief.
But their cpeeches were models of
brevity, and the pair appeared immensely
relieved when the ordeal was over. Wil
bur spoke first three sentences, that
lasted less than 60 seconds. Orville fol
lowed, and his speech was Just half as
long as his brother's.
Assailed by interviewers, the Wrights
had little to odd to the few things ihey
said yesterday. Orville referred all ques
tions to Wilbur and Wilbur turned them
over to Orville.
Machines Merely Scouts.
Together they , said that in their opin
ion the use of the aeroplane for dropping
bombs or explosives into a hostile army
"Tho only practicable use of aeroplanes
in warfare will be as scouts and mes
Bengerj." they said. "The 'plane must
rise 1000 or 1600 feet above the ground
In order to be safe from shell fire, and
at that distance you can't drop anything
with accuracy from a machine moving
at 40 or B0 miles an hour."
Among those who shook hands with the
Wright brothers was Israel Ludlow, who
had to be wheeled into the halL He fell
from his aeroplane at Ormond Beach a
few years ago, and has not recovered.
The Wrights greeted .air. Ludlow warmly.
PRICE $7500 F. O. B. AT DAYTON
This Is Minimum Retail Rate for
NEW YORK, May 12. The minimum
price of a Wright aeroplane has been
established at $7500. But if a hifth soeed
machine, suitable for war purposes and
carrying two passengers besides the avi
ator ie desired, the price may run to $25.-
uuo. xnis schedule of prices was an
nounced last night by Orville Wright. :
"Of the 60 aeroplanes which we now
have under construction at our Dayton
plant," said Orville Wright, "the cheap
est will be $7500. We have received orders
for a number of these from individuals
and they will be delivered as rapidly as
possible. We are not at liberty at present
to announce the names of the purchasers,
but among them are several well-known
Americans and Europeans. The principal
trouble will be in teaching the purchasers
the operation of the machine. We recog
nize the fact that we must enlist a num
ber of aeroplane teachers.
"Our friends in America should disre
gard the stories which have preceded us
concerning the vast amounts of money we
are said to have received. The only
money we have received came from the
government of France, amounting to $100,
000. Of course, we have contracts with
Germany. Italy and England, but they
are entirely tentative and should not be
considered as a direct income to us until
we have completed the stipulations called
for in such contracts."
The machine which is to be delivered to
the United States Government is said to
be almost completed at Dayton, and after
being tested will be taken to Washington
by the Wrights for the official tests.
These tests mngrt be made by June 28. and
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then after several weeks of experimental
work the Wrights purpose to go to Ger
many to fulfill their contracts there. Fol
lowing that they will go to England.
SIGNAL CORPS BALLOON TTF
Lahm and Party Ascend at Wash
ington and Soar Southward.
WASHINGTON. May 12. Quickly at
taining a height of 2000 feet. Lieu
tenants uahm, Dickinson and Winter,
of the Aeronautical division, ascended
in the Signal Corps balloon No. 11 to
day. The start was made at 11:30 A.
M., and the balloon traveled in a south
erly direction. The aeronauts expect
to remain up until nightfall.
Balloon Cleveland Ascends.
CANTON, O.. May 12. Wade and A.
H. Morgan, of Cleveland, made an as
cension In their new balloon, the Cleve
land, here today. They expect to re
main in the air until Thursday after
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Reversal of Verdict Against Dwyer
and Bobnett Satisfies Friends.
LEWISTON. Idaho, May 12. (Special.)
The action of the Circuit Court of Ap
peals at San Francisco in reversing the
cases of the United States against Will
iam Dwyer and Clarence Robnett, con
victed of subornation of perjury in con
nection with the acquisition of Idaho
timber lands, has met with the general
approval of Lewiston people. In the case
of Dwyer the Circuit Court has ordered
a new trial, but the indictment against
Robnett has been ordered dismissed.
The defendants, with W. F. Ketten
bach and George H. Keeter, formerly
president and cashier of the Lewiston
National Bank, were charged by the
United States with fraud in the acqui
sition of timber lands. All the defendants
were convicted and the decisions In the
Dwyer and Robnett cases are the first
findings of the Circuit Court of Appeals,
to which the case were carried-
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