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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 166.
AMID FLORAL BOWERS
Brilliant Wedding of Miss
Whitney and Almeric
FINEST OF THE SEASON.
Considered More Distinguished
Than the Marlborough-Van
EXQUISITE MUSIC RENDERED.
At the Breakfast That Followed Happy
Remarks Were Made by the
President and the Groom.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 12.— Under a
clear sky and within the sacred portals of
St. Thomas Church, where less than a
week ago Miss Consnelo Vanderbilt was
made the Duchess of Marlborough, Miss
Pauline Payne Whitney, daughter of
William C. Whitney, formerly Secretary of
the Navy, was, shortly after noon to-day,
wedded to Almeric Hugh Paget, a younger
son of the late General Lord Alfred Paget,
and grandson oi the lirst Marquis of
As far as the ceremonials go the wed
ding was not less brilliant than the Marl
borough-Vanderbilt marriage. . It was,
perhaps, more distinguished, though the
bridegroom, again an Englishman, does
not inherit a title. On this occasion num
bered among the wedding guests were
President Cleveland and members of his
Cabinet, who journeyed from Washington
to do honor to the young couple. There
were present, too, Governor Morton and a
score of diplomats. It was indeed a State
occasion as well as a great social function.
Society and politics for the moment were
The scene in the church was, in some
respects, a repetition of last Wednesday.
Society Hocked to the wedding and again '
hiled the spacious interior of the edifice.
There was the same beautiful women; the
same gathering of society notables and the
same display of gorgeous costumes.
The streets surrounding the church were
crowded all morning by a throng who
eagerly watched the coming and going of
the wedding party and guests.
Soon after 10 o'clock the doors of St.
Thomas Church were thrown open. Car
riage after cairiage rolled up in front of
the doors and emptied its load of richly
dnpsed men and women, and it was not
long before the church was crowded. As
the iiuests caught a glimpse of the interior
of toe edifice they invariably uttered ex
clamations of delight at the magnificent
picture presented. The floral decorations
were superb. Indeed, the church's inte
rior had been transformed into a fairyland,
charming and enchanting to behold.
From the great dome to the remotest
corner, flowers were everywhere, all taste
fully arranged. The massive garlands of
foliage and flowers, lilies of the valley,
orchids of every hue, immense green
palms and roses and chrysanthemums by
the hundreds, all gracefully festooned.
Long before noon the church was crowded
and all anxiously awaited the coming of
the bridal party.
In the meantime the musical pro
gramme, which was one of an exception
ally high order, if not the finest ever ren
dered in a church, was begun. George
William Warren, the organist of St.
Thomas Church, presided at the organ.
The music was under the direction of
Nathan Frank and he had on hand
Frank's Orchestra and the Franko-Hegner
quartet of stringed instruments. The
quartet first rendered a selection. Then
Edouard de Reszke, the great basso of the
Italian Opera Company, sang an air from
Mendelssohn's "Elijah" to organ accom
paniment, Franz Ondricek, the violinist,
who has just arrived from Europe to play
his first American engagement, followed
with 'The Eiegie," by Laub, with organ
accompaniment. Then cime the great
treat of the musical programme when
Mme. Nordica and Reszke 9ang a duet,
"The Crucifix," by Faure, also to organ
accompaniment. Mme. Nordica later
earned much admiration by her superb
rendition of the "Aye Marie," after Gou
nod, which was made even more effective
with a violin obligato by Mr. Franko and
accompaniment by the organ and full
string orchestra with harp. Handel's
'Largo" was played by Mr. Franko with
all the strings, harp and organ, and the
choir sang to organ accompaniment the
bridal music from Weber's "Die Frei
schuetz." There were also organ selec
tions by Mr. Warren.
Promptly at noon Mr. Almeric Paget,
the groom, accompanied by Gerald Paget,
his best man. came from the vestry to the
foot of the chancel stops, where they
awaited the arrival of the bride. Almost
immediately afterward Bishop Potter, the
officiating clergyman, attended by his as
sistant, Dr. John Whaiey lirown, appeared
in the chancel and made ready for the
ceremony. A few minutes of impressive
siience. a thousand or more anxious
glances toward the church entrance and
then peaied forth the strains of the
priests' march from Meyerbeer's
•'Prophet." The bridal procession had
begun. In the lead were the ushers. John
C. Furman, H. Maitland Kersey, William
Cutting Jr., Winthrop Rutherford, Jared
Howe, Crawford Livingstone and Harry
Next came four girls, Miss Dorothy Bar
ney, Miss Katherine Barney, Miss Frances
Bingham and Miss Laura Whitney, all
carrying flowers. Then followed the
bridesmaids, Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt
Miss Emily Vanderbilt Sloan, Miss Azuba
Barney, Miss Beatrice Bend, Miss Susie
Dimock and Miss Edith Blake Brown.
The gowns of the bridesmaids, which were
Miss Whitney's gifts, though uniform in
design were not in color. They were rose,
white, pale green, a delicate yellow, helio
trope and pale blue, all of moire.
Then came the bride. She walked with
her father, leaning slightly upon his arm.
She presented a charming picture. Her
wedding gown was a marvel of elegance
and simplicity. The full-trained skirt of
ivory white satin was perfectly plain, save ,
The San Francisco Call.
for a cord which ran around the edges.
There was not even a flounce of lace on it,
I neither embroidery nor passementerie.
I The waist was seamless and close-fitting
and with nothing to break its symmetry,
not a fall of lace. The corsage was fin
ished with a stock collar of pleated satin,
covered with point lace, which finished in
a rosette at either side. The very full
sleeves were pleated into the armhole and
finished from elbow to wrist in gauntlet
style with a narrow frill of lace at the
wrist. The only other lace on the corsage
fell over the puffs of the sleeves from the
shoulders. This lace is exquisitely fine,
with a design of roses and true-lovers'
knots. A cluster of orange-blossoms was
fastened at the left side on the waist line.
The veil was a splendid piece of point lace,
which extended almost to the end of the
As the bride and her father approached
the chancel rail the groom stepped forward
to receive his bride. The two then passed
through the double line formed by the at
tending party and took up their positions
ready for the ceremony. Mr. Whitney
stood at the side of the best man.
Bishop Potter immediately began the
marriage ceremony. At its conclusion the
bride and groom, Mr. Whitney and the
best man went into the vestry, where the
marriage reyi.-try was signed. While this
was going on musical selections were ren
dered by the organ, orchestra and soloists.
After the usual formalities were at
tended to the party returned to the chan
cel. The organist then played Men
delsohn's wedding march, and to its en
chanting strains the bridal procession
filed out of the edifice.
The weddine reception at the Whitney
residence was a magnificent function, and
was attended by over 600 people. On re
turning from the church the bride and
groom went immediately to the red room,
a beautiful spacious apartment on the
Fifth-avenue side of the Whitney resi
dence, where a formal reception was held.
The guests as they arrived were ushered
into this room and given an opportunity
to extend their congratulations to the
newly wedded couple.
At 1 :30 p. m. the wedding breakfast was
served, covers being laid for 500. The ball
room was used for the main dining-room.
The bridal table was horseshoe in shape
and the guest's table was oval in form. At
the latter table sat President Cleveland
with W. C. Whitney on his left and Mrs.
Bishop Potter on his right. About seventy
people were gathered about this table and
included the most prominent of the guests.
Scattered about the various rooms on the
first floor were small round tables which
were used by the other guests.
At the conclusion of the breakfast, Pres
ident Cleveland, in a neat little speech,
proposed the health of bride and groom.
This was drunk with a will. Then the
groom was called upon for a few remarks.
He thanked the President for his kind
words and said his heart wa3 with this
country. "I am an Englishman," said
he, "but I have been so long in the States
that lam half an American. Now since I
have married one of your girls, I think I
am a whole American." The latter re
mark was loudly applauded. At 3:30
o'clock the newly weddpd couple started on
their wedding tour.
The wedding gifts were numerous and
valued at hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland sent a large
two-handled silver cup and Secretary La
mont a beautiful painted fan. At. Whit
ney presented his daughter with famous
Whitney family jewels. In addition he
gave her a magnificent necklace contain
ing over 250 pearls and 200 diamonds. An
other beautiful necklace, composed of
over 200 green ODals and diamonds, was
the gift of Charles William Bingham.
The bride and bridegioom will go to
Minneapolis for a short time and as the
winter sets in will sail for the Riviera and
thence to Cairo.
The bride is one of the great heiresses in
America. She is about 21 years old, and
made her debut into Washington society
shortly before her mother's death, in 1593.
Since then she has spent much time in
traveling in Europe and the East with her
father. It was on a Nile trip that she met
and became engaged to Mr. Paget.
Almeric Hugh Paget is the youngest son
of Lord Paget, and is thirteen years older
than his bride. He came to America to
seek his fortune about eighteen years ago.
Beginning as a ranchman he gradually
worked his way up to the management of
a big English company, which place he
still holds. He is largely known and very
popular through the West.
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 12.-When it
was being given out in New York this
afternoon that Mr. Paget and his bride,
ex-Secretary Whitney's daughter, were
going to Minnesota for their wedding trip
the young couple were in a parlor car of
the "Consolidated" road, bound for Con
necticut. They had stolen away from the
festivities alone and came unattended,
leaving New York at 4 o'clock and reach
ing Hartford at 6 :50 to-night.
SENATOR ALLISON IN CHICAGO.
Republican Leaders Much Interested in the
' Man Who Is Among the Presidential
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. Local and
State Republican leaders were much in
terested in the arrival here this morning
of Senator Allison, who is regarded as one
of the foremost Presidential possibilities.
He came to the' Auditorium Hotel with
General David B. - Henderson of lowa and
did not register. He tried to evade the
newspaper interviewer and when cornered
said he was too busy to talk politics or
anything else. It is known that he spent
most of the day in • the company of party
leaders whom he could find handy and it
is generally believed he sounded them ou
their Presidential leanings.
Prominent Republicans say that the
lowa Senator is making a strong bid for
the support of Illinois in the convention,
and his visit following close on that of ex-
President Harrison is taken to mean that
the Senator is here to counteract any
Harrison sentiment which may have been
created among the party managers ot the
city and State. The outspoken declaration
of Congressman Lorrimer in favor of
Harrison does not represent the prevailing
Presidential opinion of the campaign
;" ♦ — : — v
Imprached by the Creek Council.
DENISON, Tex., Nov. 12.— The Creek
Council has just adjourned after impeach
ing Samuel Grayson for using $13,000 of
the $200,000 appropriated for the per
capita payment, without authority of law.
Judge James Towne, tried upon impeach
ment proceedings for neglect of duty, was
acquitted. The impeachment proceedings
against .Principal Chief Perryman have
been set for November 20, and serious
trouble is anticipated in tiie Creek Nation.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1895.
Grover's Futile Reach for the Third-Term Pie.
HE WILL NOT BE HAPPY TILL HE GETS IT-AM HE'LL NEVER GET IT.
[From the New York Becorder.]
WAS HONORED BY ALL
Celebration of Elizabeth
Cady Stanton's Eigh
Yet the Veteran Woman Was
Able to Appear and Utter
NO DANGER FROM THE "NEW."
Men Need Not Fear That the Coming
Generation Will Crowd Them
Off the Planet.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 12.— A grand
celebration was held to-night at the Met
ropolitan Opera-house in honor of the
eightieth birthday of Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, the pioneer of woman's rights.
The opera-house was thronged. Mrs.
Mary Lowe Dickinson, president of the
National Council of Women of the United
States, presiaed. Susan B. Anthony read
THE HONOHED VETEKAN, ELIZABETH CADT STANTON.
telegrams of greeting from several woman
suffrage associations throughout the
When Mrs. Stanton's name was men
tioned there was cheering and handclap
ping. The venerable lady stood up and
advanced to the edge of the stage, leaning
heavily on a stick. The applause was re
doubled, the ladies waving their hand
kerchiefs enthusiastically. In a clear,
resonant voice she thanked the audience
for the warmth of its welcome.
"I am not able to stand very long, ' said
she, "so I have invited Miss Helen Potter,
the elocutionist, to read my address. Be
fore I sit down, however, I would like to
say just one word to the men present. A
great many of them feel that the new
woman will get them off this planet en
tirely, but I want to say that as long as
they have wives, sisters and sweethearts
who will look after their welfare they need
not be afraid."
This utterance was received with great
enthusiasm. Mrs. Stanton then intro
duced Miss Potter, who proceeded to read
Mrs. Stanton's address. In it she re
viewed the agitation for woman's rights
since its incipiency, and made many tell
ing points in its favor.
Addresses were also made by Rev. Anna
Howard Shaw on "Relij;ion," Mrs. T.
Burt, president of the New York W. C. T.
U.,on "Temperance" and Rev. Ida Fulton
on "Moral Progress," Mrs. Emeline Bur
lingame Cheney on "The Relation of
Woman's Missionary Societies to the Ad
vancement of Women," and by Mrs.
Fannie Barrier Williams on "The Progress
of Colored Women." Mrs. I* Devereaux
Blake and Susan B. Anthony also spoke.
An address from the London Women's
Franchise League, a cablegram from the
Bristol Women's Liberal Association, an
address from thirty members of the family
of the late John Bright and a letter from
the Women's Rights Society of Finland,
signed by its president, Baroness Gripen
berg, were read, as were numerous other
letters and telegrams. An ode from tne
Shaker women of Mount Lebanon was
a. so read.
X O CJLZ OBSE&TASCi:.
Meeting of the State Woman's Congress
to Honor the Veterans.
The Pacilic Coast Woman's Congress ap
propriately celebrated the eightieth anni
versary of the birth of Elizabeth Cady
Stanton yesterday. The exercises were
heid at Golden Gate Hall, Mrs. Sarah B.
Cooper, president of the organization, de
livering a cordial address of welcome.
"Mrs. Stanton," said Mrs. Cooper, "was
graduated from the Troy Female Seminary
in 1832. This is the institution founded by
Emma Willard, and it is a remarkable
fact that between the founder of this insti
tuticn ay.d one of its most earnest alumse,
there is a striking resemblance and per
"Forty-seven years ago Mrs. Stanton
called the first woman's rights congress
together, at Seneca Falls, N. V., and it was
then that she introduced the following
"Ilrsohcd, That it is the duty of the
women of this country to secnre to them
selves their sacred rights to the elective
"Judge Cady, her father, on learning that
his daughter was the author of this resolu
tion became greatly incensed, and imme
diately proceeded to bring her home again.
"With all of his persuasion, however, he
was never able to reason her out of her
In closing her remarks Mrs. Cooper re
ferred to the fact that in Metropolitan
Hall, New York, at just about the hour
this gathering would adjourn, a similar
meeting would convene to do honor to this
same woman. There would gathered some
of tne most notable women of the day. in
cluding Mrs. Stanton herself, Frances E.
Willard, Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. John T.
Fields, Clara Barton, Mrs. Emily B.
Chenev, Mrs. Dr. Emily Blackwell and
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster — all women with a
national repute and acknowledged intelli
The regular programme consisted of a
musical selection by Mrs. Marriner-Camp
bell, followed by an address, "The Life
History of Elizabeth Cady Stanton," by
Mrs. E. M. Krebs. Then came a selection
by Mrs. de Seminario. after which Mrs.
Emma S. Marshall highly entertained the
audience with a few "snap shots at
Congressman J. G. Maguire closed the
day's exercises with a pleasing address on
"The Justice of Woman Suffrage."
Serious Error in Planning
the Indiana and
SEA-GOING POWER SAFE.
But the Torpedo Batteries Have
Been Greatly Abridged It
AN ACCIDENT TO THE TEXAS*
Frames Found to Be Badly Distorted
From Straining on the Keel
NEWPORT, R. 1., Nov. 12.— The Gov
ernment authorities have just discovered
that a most serious error has been made in
the planning and construction of the first
class battleships Oregon and Indiana.
While as regards their sea-going power
there is no cause for alarm, these ships
must go to sea with radical defects, which
make them less formidable vessels of war
than they were intended to be.
The main cause for trouble is the fact
that, through some inadvertence, the tor
pedo batteries are greatly abridged both in
size and power, and with the powerful
engine of war which the torpedo has
shown itself to be the loss cannot be under
Press dispatches which were sent out
reported the reason for the cutting down
of the torpedo armament to the scarcity
of torpedoes, but later developments have
shown that the curtailment has been in
order to give space to more sleeping
berths. While some of the authorities do
not regard the matter in a serious light a
number of the best-known experts have
expressed their condemnation of the ac
tion in outspoken terms, as they claim
that by this sacrifice the strength of the
two vessels is greatly weakened, so much
as to render them inferior to tbe same
class of vessels of European nations, which
are beginning to realize the strength of a
torpedo as a factor in war. No action will
be taken until an investigation has been
made, which is expected shortly.
ACCIDENT ON THE TEXAS.
Frames on the Rattle-ship Found to Be
WASHINGTON, D. C.Nov. 12.— Details
of an accident to the Texas came to the
Navy Department Saturday from Commo
dore Montgomery Sicard, commandant of
the New York Navy-yard, who inclosed
the following from Captain Henry Glass,
commander of the Texas:
"I would respectfully report that on the
regular weekly inspection of double bot
toms in this ship, made this afternoon,
frames 43 and 45 in compartment 8—94B — 94
were found to be distorted, apparently
from straining on the keel blocks. No
outward evidence of this condition ap
pears and a general examination of the
ship, made immediately after she was
docked, failed to show any strain. Imme
diately on the foregoing condition being
reported to me, I reported it and notified
the naval constructor at this station."
Commodore Sicard's indorsement on
this was to the effect that the naval con
structor, after examination, reported that
the Texas was in all respects resting easy
and was supported thoroughly and safely,
but at Constructor Bowie's suggestion
about six feet of water was let into the
dock, though the naval constructor con
sidered this merely as a precaution.
Another communication came from
Commodore Sicard yesterday, inclosing a
detailed report on the condition of every
part of the keel, showing that cement was
cracked in about twenty sections; that
four plates were buckled or bent inward
from about a half inch to an inch and a
[ half, and that the joints to the main drain
and suction pipes were strained. Com
modore Sicard's report is as follows:
"United States Navy-Yard, N. V., Nov.
10. — The distortion of frames 43 and 45
was first reported to me on the Bth inst. at
6 p.m. An immediate examination was
made by the naval constructor, who
recommended the admission of six feet of
water in the morning, which was done.
"The within report was received by me
at 5:30 p. m. yesterday and was the result
of an examination made in the morning.
Further examination made to-day shows
"More water to eleven feet draught has
been admitted to the dock to-day and the
naval constructor has been directed to
make a detailed report. No delay will re
sult to the work now going on upon the
Extreme reticence has been observed at
the Navy Department as well as at the
Brooklyn Navy-yard regarding the acci
dent, and also by all Navy Department
officials who have been concerned in the
construction of the Texas, and who should
therefore be in a position to give an accu
rate statement of her defects. The vessel
has been singularly unfortunate for sev
eral years in being made the subject for
adverse criticism, and numerous stories
have been printed about her unseaworthi
ness, her structural defects and her general
unavailability for naval uses. Her plans,
which were bought in England through
the naval attache of the legation at Lon
don, gave trouble from the first.
The original plans were drawn by Wil
liam Johns, an English draughtsman, but
they were considered unsatisfactory and
were turned over to another naval con
structor to work out the details, submit
ting several hundred sheets of drawings to
the Navy Department. Naval boards con
sidered them and found all sorts of fault
with them. Chief Constructor Wilson de
clared that they were worthless; that no
ship built after them could float. Con
structor Bowles, then at the Norfolk navy
yard, thought otherwise, and declared
that, with some slight modifications, he
could build a good ship on that design,
and he would be willing to stake his repu
tation as a naval constructor on the result.
Upon these assurances the vessel was
commenced, her keel being laid June 1,
Frequently during her construction
changes were made on account of the con
troversies continually stirred up about her,
and thus through various delays she was
not commissioned until August 15 this
year. The act of Congress, August 3, 1880,
authorizing her construction} placed the
statutory limit of her cost at $2,500,000;
but the Paymaster-General's accounts
show that up to June 30, 1894 (these being
the latest fitrures at hand), she had cost
$3,046,314 35. In the year and a half since
that time these figures have been materially
Among the other developments during
construction which increased the impres
sion that her hull was not strong, was the
accident to her boilers when they were first
filled. The weight of the water broke the
saddles which supported the boilers. A
bed-plate of her auxiliary engines broke
durirg the dock trial at Norfolk, the acci
dent betne caused, it was claimed, by the
exceßfive flexibility of the hull.
The Texas, when completed, turned out
to be the only vessel of the new navy that
had not exceeded her designed draught.
This, it is contended by naval officers, is
due to the fact that much of her iron
work was intentionally made lighter in
weight as well as in strength, the sacrifice
having been made in order that she might
float higher and in order to secure her
completion as far as possible within the
price fixed by Congress. A few weeks ago
it was found necessary to dock the ship,
which had been continuously in the water
since her armor, engines and heavy
weights were applied. She was then at
Norfolk, and Naval Constructor A. W.
Stahl declined to assume the responsi
sibility of attempting to dock her there,
stating that with the highest possible tide
at Norfolk there would be a leeway of
only a few inches at the most between the
ship's hull and the sill of the dock, which
he considered too dangerous a margin for
safety. So the docking was ordered to
take place at the Brooklyn navy-yard,
where Constructor Bowles would be in
The Navy Department has called on
Naval Constructor Bowles for a detailed
account of the matter which is expected at
the department to-morrow. Until this
report is received officials of the depart
ment do not care to express themselves.
Acting Secretary McAdoo said this after
noon that the United States was so unused
to docking heavy battle-ships that the real
meaning of the accident to the Texas
could not be definitely stated. European
governments, he said, were probably used
to such matters, and could ascertain im
mediately the comparative seriousness or
triviality of happenings of this sort.
FAST TRAINS TO THE WEST
The Time Between Chicago and
San Francisco Shortened
In a Little Over Three Days the Entire
Distance Will Be Now
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 12.— Beginning
next Sunday and continuing daily a new
train will leave Chicaeo at 6 p. m. for San
Francisco, and make the journey twelve
hours quicker than any regular train now
running between those cities. The train
will be over the Chicago and Northwest
ern, the Union Pacific and Southern Pa
cific lines. The distance will be covered
in a little over three days, the train arriv
ing in San Francisco at 8:45 p. m. the third
day. This journey will be made without
change of cars. The new schedule between
Chicago and Los Angeles will effect a sav
ing of nearly twenty-four hours over the
Northwestern 1 s present time between Chi
cago and points in Southern California.
The time in hours is: Chicago to Omaha,
14 hours and 10 minutes; Omaha to Ogden,
20 hours and 30 minutes; Ogden to San
Francisco, 31 hours and 45 minutes. The
train carries through sleepers to San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles from Chicago, and a
diner, and is solidly vestibuled, making
only the principal stops east of Ogden.
No. 3, the "fast mail," takes the place of
the present No. 1, and leaves Chicago at
10:45 p. m. After leaving Cheyenne this
train will carry the mailcars ana a sleeper
and colonist car for San Francisco and
Portland and sleepers and diners for Salt
Lake and Portland, aside from free-chair
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TOOK A FIRM STAND
Minister Terrill's Demand
for Protection to
USAGE WAS LAID ASIDE.
No Time for Diplomatic Courtesies
While the Slaughter of
Armenians Goes On.
TEN THOUSAND MASSACRED.
From Various Parts of Asia Minor
Come Stories of Shocking Acts
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Nov. 12.
United States Minister Terrill sent a note
to Halrifil Pasha, the new Grand Vizier,
on Monday, in which he said that in view
of the position he was unable to make a
congratulatory call upon the occasion of
the Pasha's appointment to his office. He
was compelled to lay diplomatic usage
aside, he said, in order to first demand
protection for Americans in Asia Minor,
and proposed to call upon the Grand Vizier
for that purpose on Tuesday.
Missionaries Herrick, Peet and Dwight
have made an earnest appeal to the
United States for aid for the desti
tute. It is estimated that 250.000 Ar
i menians in the ravaged districts are in
j a state of starvation. Minister Terrill ex
presses the opinion that upward of 10,000
Armenians have been massacred during
the last thirty days, and fears that the
worst of the outrages have not been re
ported. Mr. Terrill cordially indorses the
missionaries' appeal for aid.
Additional arrests were made yesterday
and to-day, and there have been fresh
massacres in the neighborhood of Angora
and Paluin, in which disturbances, it is re
ported, 1000 persons were slain. The
Marblehead remains anchored opposite
the Imperial Palace, with steam up.
Notwithstanding the fatal difficulties
under which the Government labors the
Porte not havinc sufficient money where
with to meet expenses thus far entailed by
the calling out of the Redifs already under
arms, it has been decided to summon the
remaining twenty battalions belonging to
the Fourth Corps.
Official dispatches reiterate with some
detail the stories already told of the
troubles at Tchoukour, Hissar and Diarbe
kir. but in all cases place the blame on the
Armenians, who are said to have risen
against the Moslems. The Vali of Adena
telegraphs that 2000 Armenians disguised
as Circassians have attacked the villages of
Zeitoun , Beli and Narl, committing all sorts
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 12.— The
Turkish legation here has received from
the Porte the following telegram under
yesterday's date: "The Armenian rioters
of Zonton attacked the village of Hissar,
killing thirty-five Mussulmans, and car
ried away with them arms and cattle and
belongings of the Mussulman villages of
j Dennghel and murdered the secretary of
the tax collector of Zeitoun. The wife
and four children of the functionary are
missing. According to fresh advices from
Diarbekir, the Armenians are alone re
sponsible for the recent disorders, which
originated solely by the rebels firing on
the mosques at the hour of prayer and by
their making an armed attack on the Mus
The fire which broke out at Diarbekir
was started by Armenian incendiaries, for
00 per cent of the shops destroyed, as also
about all the merchandise burned, belonged
to Mussulmans. All assertions contrary
to the above .are propagated by the Ar
menian committees and their friends to
misguide and deceive public opinion. The
Vali of Adana reports that about 200 Ar
menians, disguised as Circassians, attacked
the Mussulman villages of Zeitounberta
and Narli, committing all sorts of depre
2fO F.XT* TO CRUELTIES.
Reporta on the Terrible State of Affair*
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 12.— Private ad
vices from a special agent of the National
Armenian Relief Committee, which were
received to-day, bring further accounts
of the terrible state of affairs in that un
happy country. The writer has made a
thorough investigation of both sides of
the question, and has been all over the
troubled districts and states that no words
can give the outside world an idea of the
terrible ferocities practiced on the defense-
Jess Armenians. Day in and day out, the
same for weeks, the same story of murder,
rapine and pillage is heard continually.
In s%veral of the smaller towns the
entire male population has been wiped
out of existence and the women are suffer
ing the most terrible agonies, and the
tales told by the fugitives make one's
blood turn cold. The captors practice the
most horrible treatment of women and
murder right and left. Little children are
held up before the eyes of their mothers
and their noses cut off, then their eyes
gouged out. and, after enduring the most
terrible torture, they are released to
go about, or, if the captor is more hu
mane, he dispatches liis victims at once.
The other barba.ilies are too terrible to
mention, save to ay that they are un
paralleled in the woi.U's history. All the
foreigners have taken Che advice of their
Ministers and left the country, the Turks
having sworn death against all.
The Turkish authorities and soldiers
make no attempt to put a stop to the mas
sacres, and even join in with the mur
WIIXESSED OSE MASSACRE.
An American Consular Agent Writes of
the Slaughter at Trebizond.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn., Nov. 12.-
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