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MARCHING ON THE CAPITAL.

TROOPS CLOSE AT HAND. A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP. (Received 8.45 a.m.) CONSTANTINOPLE, April 19. Mustafi Effendi, a deputy from Aleppo, has been appointed president of the Chamber of Deputies. Many telegrams from the provinces, including Anatolia, were read in the Chamber, protesting against the formation of an anti-costitutional cabinet. The Macedonian Army demands guarantees of the maintenance of the Constitution. The Committee of Union and Progress explains that Kiamil Pasha's fall from the Grand Viziership was due to his subservience to his son. Said Fasha, and the Palace under the old regime. The Committee emphasises that the outbreaks in Asia Minor are the result of Ehe overthrow of its authority. The absence of the Hademkeni artillerists, who had gone to Constantinople to assure themselves that the Constitution bad not been abolished, enabled the Salonika hattalions to slip through the fortifications and reach Spartakeni and Kutehuk-Tchednedje. Other reports state that the Committee's advance guard of 3000 has reached San Stefano, on the Sea of Marmora, a few miles from Constantinople. Over a thousand were killed, at the Adana massacres, including 700 Armenians. Fire destroyed half the town. The situation is now better. At Tarsus the position is critical, and 20 have been killed at Harass, where there is an important American mission. Husni Pasha, commander of the Salonika troops, telegraphs to the foreign embassies that his soldiers are marching on Constantinople with a desire to secure a definite re-establisbment of the Constitution and the punishment of the authors of the recent sanguinary disThe lives and property of foreigners will be safeguarded. Kaser and Corfu, the Committee's leaders, interviewed at Salonika, threaten a military dictatorship until the country is tranquil and Stamboul swept of the fanatical element, at any cost. LONDON, April 19. The "Daily Telegraph's" Constantinople sprrespondent denies that Izzet Fuad (Assistant Minister for War) was murdered yesterday, as cabled.

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MARCHING ON THE CAPITAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 93, 20 April 1909

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