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Herald Puhlinhlcg Co.
CAPE GiRARUEAU - - MISSOURI
In It not time now for tha Joy rid
re to quit?
Ths r?-k!r:8 nutolst and Ms 1I!
rty should bo pat tod.
Tyrone -without n r oa.r on Ma
Iftanda would be unhnrpy.
' Why beconia excited If you do net
T.appen to own nny nhoepf
lYmsIbly you wouldn't to be tb
c iiian if you bad to carry th left.
' IiTnrK Twslo's ec(R?9 footn tip near
ly half a million. Evidently h wasn't
iJoktnf tor nothing.
And bow tbo fair ladl? havo taltea.
p the iractlc of wearing ffclsa -
iftbe. False woman!
Indiana farraors break Into print
by predicting an early winter. Kusi
',lng the (season, as It were.
Women are displacing men In all
walks of life. One of them has been
tilled la an aeroplane Eight
The eaatern woman who died and
left ten sots of teoth evidently waa
well equipped to chow the rag.
A new ocean liner la to be called
the Gigantic, and In tbla case no
doubt there will be something in a
Now cornea a learned scientist and
proposes that the snake shall be sub
stituted for the cat as the household
Doctors tell us that the old oaken
tucket Is unsanitary, but It strikes u
that our forefathers were healthy Indi
viduals. The hobble skirt Is to ro, which
will be a loss to the contemporary
bumorlBts but a decided gain to so
ciety at large. '
A Chicago traction road has award
ed a gold medal to a polite conductor.
Such a rarity In Chicago certainly
merited some recognition.
A Western oil man baa lost his wife
!n New York for the second time.
Always thought opportunity was sup
posed to knock only once.
The Denver man who has an ach
ing void where his appendix once
Leld forth also has an aching void in
the vicinity of his pocketbook.
New York Is going to keep a card
Index of the drunkards, which bhows
that the bigness of an undertaking
doesn't daunt little old New York.
It Is to be Illegal In New Jersey for
women to wear birds on their hats.
The women will doubtless be able
to find something equally expensive.
The Insect that bit a St Louis
clergyman and stopped a wedding evi
dently wanted to show that his sting
was more effective than Cupid's dart
A Tacoma man on a bicycle won a
race with a wild cat, but he cannot
hope to compete with the French avi
ator who won a battle with an eagle.
Squirrels are busy destroying th
Kansaa corn crop. Don't blame the
squirrels. If they were not destroy
ing th crop something else would be
Pennsylvania has a book agent one
hundred years old. Undoubtedly he is
tough enough now to stand all the
alleged witticisms that will be printed
Mary MacLan, silent in a literary
sense for nine years, says confidential
lyTake It from me," in giving an im
pression. This phrase is not coun
tenanced even In the discerning use
Tearing bis shirt from bis back, an
Ohio man flagged a train and saved
1t from a wreck. That was good for
a mere man, but the regulation article
for flagging a train in au emergency
la a red petticoat
The New York Tribune has heard of
a woman who desires to draw Ave pen
sions because she was married to Ave
men who served in the Civil war. It
looks as if she had tried to turn mat
rimony Into a sort of progressive pen
Tbey have put a man In a lunatlo
asylum in Ohio because be believes he
has Invented a telephone that will en
able him to establish a direct con
nection with heaven. If they are go
ing to shut up all people who think
the univerae listens when they speak
the asylums will soon be overcrowded.
At a recent plumbers' convention
there was a spirited discussion over
the question: "Why Do Plumbers Not
link More Money T" The reason
probably is that they don't send back
v to tte shops often enough for tools.
A clergyman in South Carolina
prayed so successfully for rain that
farmers, fearing for their cotton crop,
were about to trjr and get un Injuno
- tlon against bin praying any more.'
Which thews again bow a sense of
tumor can help In keeping people
Jiuia m&klug themselves ridiculous.
On the Scene of trie rtceent Massacres
1:1 New Turkey Even the Men
Who In Cold Elood Slew Americans
Are Po-miltted to Walk at Liberty,
Cy WILLIAM T. ELLIS.
A.Viua. I walc'aod lUtltlinura burn
I trod the trucking ruins of Ban
Francisco. I havo threaded my way
through camps of myriads of fltarv-
ing Chinese, in tho greet famine of
four yers bko. Hut no experience
I havo ever undergono has ben so
deprenslng as a visit to Adana, the
center of the Armenian mBi?acres of
a yenr nnd a half ngo. Throughout
theno investigations in Turkey, Adana
has kept nrl.-ilng as a specter.
Now I havo soon what remains to
be seen of that bolocautit of blood nnd
fire and pillage. Tbe heart of the
city Is still in ruins. Tooplo are only
beginning to rebuild. Widows and
orphans bulk largely in tho popula
tion. A measure of self support is
coining through tho picking of tho
cotton croj, at which' a family may
earn as much as 25 cents a day. It
seemed" to me, ns I walked about the
street b of tho city, and had pointed
out to me Individuals as well as
neighborhoods which had ln re
sponsible for a share of tho five thou
sand deaths, as if there were a cyn
leal leer upon the faces of the Turks
who watched the stranger pass.
A Pall Upon the Country.
I came down through Asia Minor to
Adana ,and two days back in tho
Taurus mountains I was told that
"Here the massacres began." Tho
Christians were harried through
many villages end into Adana and
Tarsus. The whole region ran blood
One cannot enter into conversation
with a group of reople without quick
ly hearing echoes of those awful days.
I chanced to meet six prisoners just
out of jail, where they had been Im
prisoned since tho massacres, because
they had defended their village
against the Turks who assaulted it.
Some of the stories of the defense
of individual homes and village com
munities are thrilling to the last de
gree. One English speaking young
man told me quietly when I ques
tioned him that he had not been in
Adana at the time, but in a near-by
village which had successfully resist
ed the attacks of the Moslems. At
the last attack, when the Turkish
soldiers and the fanatics came upon
them, the men of the village moved
in a body outside the walls, to make
there a last stand for their homes
and loved ones; for thej- knew if the
butchers got within the gates, all
would be over.
The massacre swept like a forest
fire over all this beautiful region. It
Elves a visitor a creepy feeling to
have a resident point out to him, here
and there, an individual who led in
tho attacks upon the Christians. The
real leaders In tho massacre were
never punished. To the credit of
tho young Turks, be it said, they
hanged fifty-six unimportant persons
whom they held responsible. On the
r.pot I find an ominous questioning as
to whether the party in power has not
been obliged to make terms with tho
It comes as a surprise to learn that
nobody has been punished for the
cold-blooded murders of Rogers and
Maurer, the two Americans who were
shot down while engaged in carrying
water to extinguish a iire. The very
names of the murderers are men
tioned here. It would seem ns if the
simplest kind of detective work on
tho part of the government could find
the culprits. I saw the xact plsce
of tho tragedy. The men were shot
from a window that was pointed out
to me, while they were engaged In a
work of mercy. It was not random
bulls from a distance the nature of
the street prec'udes that but well
almed shots from lm home of a well
known citizen, occupied at the time
by Turkish neighbors. Trowbridge,
the third American, escaped only by
falling on his faco.
Here arises nn important question.
The safety of all other Americans in
Turkey Is endangered by the immu
nity of the murderers of Rogers and
Maurer. The fanatics have not been
slow to spread tbe news that two for
eigners had been killed and nobody
punished. If this may be done with
Impunity onco, why not aguin? Amer
icans la this part of the world are
quite perturbed over the sltuatfon,
and they point to the well-known
usage of Great Britain in following to
the bitter end whosoever sheds Brit
ish blood. The deepest instinct of
nationality calls for the protection of
titlzens abroad. Tho department of
Stato has filed a caveat with the
Turkish government, so that the way
Is yet open to demand the punishment
of the offenders and indemnity to the
families of tho slain. It is true that
a few persons of no consequence were
punished for the murders of fifteen
thousand Christians; but nobody has
been punished specifically for the
death of the murdered Americans.
The Reason for the Massacres.
"Whon the hive Is full we gather
the honey," Is the way one Turk is
quoted as having explained the Adana
masaacre, and those that have pre
ceded it throughout the past fifty
years. That Is to say, many foreign
ers resident'' here believe that the
prosperity of the Christians, which Is
narkediy superior to that of the 11 os-
Inrnn, la f trmptntion that provoVcs
the niasfaeres. TIiIm would malo the
end chiefly sought not venf;cnrice but
simply loot. Certainly, in addition to
the maSHoorrs. the houses and stores
of the Christians wore completely gut
ted. I saw whole lines of shops that
hud ben stripped b;ro by the Turks.
The latter aro no better for all their
plunder, for "Oomo wsy, go easy."
Mont of lthns been spent in dissipa
tion and RnmMing. The latter vice
sit heavily upnn Adana.
Another reason, greater tlmn the
loot, was tho carrying off of Christian
gliiu and women to Turkish harems.
This is phase of the masaacre which
naturally cannot bo wrltton about in
detail. It Tta3 no caso of haphazard
plunder, such as that In which the
Sabinoa used to figure; it wus rather
Turku making choice of tho dauhh
ters of neighbors with whose un
veiled facos they were f;incillir. Each
man bad bis prize marked before the
signal was given. And this applied
also to loot as well as to luat.
One typical instance was recalled to
me, aa I met a woman who had lost
in tho massacre every member of her
own and her husband's family. Her
daughter, I was informed, was one of
the twenty-seven Armenian girls who
braided their hair together and per
ished in a burning house, taking this
means of making sure that none of
them in nn agony of pain would es
cape from the fiery prison, which was
really a deliverance from the fate
they roost dreaded.
It Is undoubtedly true that some of
the Armenians had been indiscreet in
tho use they made of the liberties
granted by the constitution, they talk
ing patriotism and a poKsiblo renewal
of ths ancient Armenian kingdom.
They followed the general custom of
carrying firearms and they openly
practiced with them. They were
flamboyant and iujudii lou3, and gate
this slight pretext for tho awful
crimes which followed.
The Holy Law of Blood.
The fundamental cause must be
sought deeper than any of tho consid
erations named. The reason. lying
at the bottom of the massacres may
not bo doubted. It is clear to who
ever would look. It was the appeal
of Abdul Ilamld to the holy law of
the Sherlat. One need not go far-
International Mission Hospital, Adana.
ther back than tho Indubitable fact
that the one line of division which
marked the massacre was tho line
of religion. It was Islam raising tho
sword against Christianity. The
Sherlat was the bond that held to
gether the murderers' legions. The
power of the hodjas and mullahs was
tho machinery chiefly used in organ
izing the massacres. The one great
weapon left in Abdul Hnmld's bands
was his olTlce as Caliph, "the Com
mander of tho Faithful." So, to con
found the plans of the Young Turks,
and to Invoke foreign intervention, ho
gave the command to strike. Only
the power of tho Young Turks pro
vented similar massacres in many
places. This is a chapter mostly un
written. Sometimes it was a force
ful governor who prevented the ful
fillment of orders from Constantino
ple. In one enso it was a Young Turk
military officer, who, upon receiving
news of the plan, went into tbe pres
ence of the Governor and said: 'I
want you to understand that if there
is to be a massacre here, it will begin
In Adana, strangely enough, most of
the Christians still blame the Young
Turks for at least a measure of re
sponsibility. They say that the Young
Turks wanted to give a lesson to the
turbulent Armenians nnd Macedo
nians. They point out that tho worst
massacre occurred nine days after the
first, tho Christians having been dis
armed in the interval. Tho Salonica
soldiers tbey charge with participat
ing In the slaying of the Christians.
There aro somo things that cannot
easily bo explained about the masBa
cre, if the New Regime is to be ac
quitted of all responsibility, yet there
is no doubt, whatever agencies con
tributed, the real power of the mas
sacre lay In the ineradicable hatred
for Christians on the part of the fol
lowers of tho Prophet.
Will There Be Another?
When I aeked the Minister of the
Interior in Constantinople, Talaat
Bey, if there could be another massa
cre, he lifted up bis hands and cried,
"God forbid." The Shikh ul Islam
assured ine positively, and he was
speaking as the religious head of
Islam in the Turkish government,
that such a thing could not occur
again. The enlightened and strong
handed governor of this province,
DJemal liey, gave me his word that
there would be no more massacres
in the region of which he has since
taken charge.' No assurance could bo
more positivo than these I have had
from the highest quarters.
None the less, in the interior of the
country the people foel otherwise.
Tlie Christian community, which rrp
rerentii many dcuDmliif.llons of th
older churches, stand solidly together
In a conviction of a possible repeti
tion of the nniRfincrrn. At Adana I
had an Interview with the Isadora of
the orthodox Cnek church, the Creek
Catholic church. ths Armenian Cath
olic church, the fjM'gorlnn Arn'en'un
church and the old flyrlac Umrch, and
they wero n unit In declaring that tho
nttitudo cf Islam toward Christ San
has rot changed, and that tho vorft
13 still possible. u!thoui;h they havo
confidence in the good intentions of
the present Governor. I-Jven the f(ev.
W. N. Chambers, tho American Hoard
missionary, who has been tho forci
moht figure iu events subsequent to
tho massacres, and la enoily the leaii
or of tin) community, is under tho
same cloud of depression. Small won
der, when ho recalls tho murdered
friends who died Ih his arms, and tho
bodies which he rescued from mutila
tion. The argument for the possibility
of another massacre lies in the fact
that there has been no change in the
minds of tho people. The Moslems
have not been made over by the pun
Ishment of an inconspicuous few of
their number. They still look upon
the Christians with antipathy. Tho
village Moslem children cry at their
Christian playmates: "I am going to
get that dress when we kill you."
A Crop of Orphans.
Tho aftermath of the massacres is
the multitudo of orphans, each with a
story as individual and us tragic ns If
his were the only Btory of sorrow In
tho land. I havo met many at Tarsus,
where 5,000 Armenians refugeed In
tho American school, so that only two
hundred w-ere slain. I saw ft littlo
boy of 7 or 8, whose father and broth
ers had been killed before his eyes.
I asked how he escaped. With a sig
nificant gesture he answered: "I lay
among the dead"; that ia, he had
fallen down bb if slain and had wait
ed until the murderers left.
The mission schools are over
whelmed with these orphans. In Adana
they are so thick in one of the
schools, which the missionaries hope
may one day be made larger, that
they sleep on the floor so closely that
the teachers must pick their way
among their bodies in order to reach
their own rooms. Pot hello tales of
the murders are legion. Hero is one,
for Instanco, of a widow who has to
support a swarm of littlo children, an
aged mother, and an idiot sister, and
who herself has no training for earn
ing a livelihood. The missionaries
have started Industrial work among
the Armenians, and they have also
established au international hospital,
which is to be a permanent memorial
of the Adana massacre.
Surveying tbe Situation.
It seems to mo as if "Remember
Adana" should bo written on the mind
of tho Young Turk party when it la
tempted to boast; and also before
tho eyes of all the statesmen and pub
licists who have anything at all to do
with affairs In the Turkish empire.
There are some reasons why this
massacre may not easily be repeated,
but there are greater reasons -why a
duplicate of it may burst upon the
world at almost any time. For the
mind of Islam has not changed.
(Copyrlfht, 1311, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
Henri Gressit, the Savage advance
man, who, it is claimed, is the per
fect sartorial gem of his profession,
sailed yesterday -n tho Cretlc fotf
Mediterranean points on a five weekir
pleasure trip. At 9 o'clock yesterday
morning Harney Rellly decided to c
along. They had to hurry, but tboy
caught the ship. Quite pompously
Henri went abroad. Harney followed
him in anything but a pompous man
ner. A few moments before the moorings
were cast off Henri, talking to an
other passenger, said:
"My man and I had to hurry to
get hero In time."
Harney heurd him. He knew he
was that "man." and ho wasn't ex
actly pleased. Stepping up to Henri
"Where did you tell nie you're to be
head waitor when you return to New
Henri turned away, drew a pink silk
handkerchief from his sU?eve and
mopped his brow. New York Telo
grapli. Some Uses for Antiquities.
Old parchments on which state doc
uments were wrltton have been Bold
in Kngland for various purposes. Fish
mongers and tobacco dealors made ute
of many tons of thorn, a gold beater
bought large quantities to be sold to
boys to be used in whipping tops, and
some were turned over to a pastry
cook, who Intended to make jelly cut
of them, but found them too poor for
rM with U
"H tiiu plenty of hnrne sense."
"H never bets on one." -
Ths Man In Front.
"Who is 'at funny man standln' up
In front of the band wavln' a stick?"
"That, my dear, Is the conductor."
"Does he mako the music go?"
"Yes, my child."
"Well, then, why don't they call him
the motorman?" Judge.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
Infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over 30 Years,
Childreu Cry for Fletcher's Ciistoria
Risked Punishment for Dog.
A pleasing story of a prisoner's love
for his dog comes from North Yaki
ma, Wash. Michael Short, sentenced
to th street chain Rang to work out
his fine, escaped with two other men
recently, but somewhat to the surprise
of his overseers turned up figain for
work the next morning. Mike ex
plained to the officer that acts ns fore
man that he had left his littlo dog
tied beneath his bed at home and that
he had stolen awny to liberate It, as It
had been three days without- food or
A New England farmer, noted for
his uncontrolled temper, became con
verted, according to the St. Luis Re
public. A month later bo was holding forth
to a number of friends and relatives
gathered nt the Thanksgiving dinner
table on the subjooj of his religious
principles, his entire change of char
acter and his kind and foreboarlng dis
position. Finally growing enthusiastic In his
description, he called on his wife to
uphold his assertions.
"Jane," he shuuted. "you haven't
had an unkind word or deed from me
since I got converted now, have
There was a dead silence; then
came In meek, yet reminding tones
from the other end of tho table.
"Jerome, Jerome, you've forgot the
Mme you bit me."
THE USUAL WAY.
She We Ulatrust those who Bat
lie And dislike those who do not
FOUND RIGHT PATH
After a False Start.
"In 1S90 I began to drink cofTee.
"At thdt time I wa(j healthy and en
Joyed life. At first I noticed no bad
effects from the indulgence but In
course of time found that various
troubles were coming upon me.
"Palpitation of tho heart took unto
itself sick and nervous headaches, kid
ney troubles followed end eventually
my stomach became bo deranged that
even a light meal caused me serious
"Our physician's prescriptions fulled
to help me and then I dosed myself
with patent medicines till I was thor
oughly disgusted and hopeless.
"Finally I began to suspect that cof
fee was tho causa of my troubles. I ex
perimented by leaving It off, except
for one small cup at breakfast. This
helped some but did not altogether re
lieve my distress. It satisfied me,
however, that I was on the right track.
"So I gave up coffee altogether and
besnn to uso Postum. In ten days I
found myself greatly improved, my
nerves steady, my head clear, my kid
neys working better and better, my
heart's action rapidly improving, my
appetite Improved and the nullity to
eat a hearty meal without subsequent
Buffering restored to me. And this con
"Leaving off coffee and using Postum
did this, with no help from drugs, as 1
abandoned the use of medicines when
1 began to use the food drink." Name
given by Postum Co., Uattle Creek,
"There's a reason," and it 1a ex
plained in tho little book, "The Road
to Wellvlllo." In pkgs.
Er road the obort Irtrrf A new
upwaira from time to tlm. Thir
r aroulu, trua, and full fcumaa,
"My Pa has lota of shirt to t!cW.
lie tay that lhat all rilit
Al long as Ma fus F&ultlesi Stftrch
To keep hi shirk to vMls.'
mrr rr tr Tl T"Z
!0c PJ.aJe--As InicrwtlnJ twK (or CMii?
"A Million for Tuberculosis."
This v.'.'.i bo the third year that Red
Cross Christmas sculs have Oeea sold
on a national basis. In 190S over
13",000 was realised from tli. 6aU;
in i:00, nearly $2i:r.,000, and in 1910
nearly $310,000. The slogan for thta
year's sale is "A Million for Tuber
culosis from Red Crocs Seals." New
York state led the sule last year with
6.955,872 seals. Ohio coming next with
3.743,427. and Wisconsin third with 2,
770.112. hi addition to these, Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts,
Connectitcut, California and Hhodo Isl
and 'sold over a million each. Nash
ville. Tenn., selling 200,000, was the.
only city receiving ovei iOO.Odu seals
wblch-sold every one of thera.
Stop the Pain. s
Th hurt nt a burn or a rut stops wlirnn
C(jIc'8 farbollsalvf! I Hppli'vi. I! hl
quU'lilv anil i.r-v.-ntB arai. Zs and tOc bf
(lriit'KifltK. 1'nr free anmiile writ to
J. W. Colo & Co.. Hiiick nivur Falls. WLa.
Nature's Wise Economy.
"Nature knew what sho was doing
whfln she deprived fishes of a voles."
"How do you work that out?
"What if a fish had to cackie over
every egg It laid?" Toledo blade.
AHK FOB AI.I.KN'S FOOT-KAKR
the Anttw-ptlc pnwapr U ftbftkMnto your htn, 11.
1U)V(b Conui, ttuntiinft, Intfmwlne NnliR, Swollen and
SfffuiUr- trcL, lllUu-m D lid il)it!H tpota. M0I4
eTerYwh-T, ?5o. ltun't nrcrjit -!iv u'utlful. Hura
piai UKH. jlilrtrvan Al,.'ii o. O.untoJ. L buy, H.t.
"Why did Japsby leave the oast of
that tauk drama?"
"Hecause he wanted to be tbe tank."
There lire imitations, don't be fooled.
Ask fur Lewis' Smjilo Binder cinr, iio.
Fet us return to nature, and her
varacitles and Integrities.
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