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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. VA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1898. VOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 157.
lilFTL AFFAIR A Terrible Holocaust in the City ol Baltimore. THE BURNING OF THE RESIDENCE Of JrWflrr Arml*?r-8?*eii Member* of HI. K?m"r PerUll-One Person B*dljr Injured ??d Vi\m Others ?r? Hmrt mad Burned-A Sunday JlorulBg Fire !AttrutlKl by Fright1tH Hwnei-The Vie..... .it Wnlthv and Prominent People Of Ike City. BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 23.?Seven people wore asphylated, one fatally hurt by Jumping from a window, and Ave others more or less Injured by a lire In the residence of James R. A railper. a prominent Jeweler, at 1S00 Charles street, this morning. The U??d. James Armlger. aged fifty-Ave. William B, Riley, bis son-in-law, aged thirty-six. Richard Riley, son of W. B. Riley, ogwl four year*. Marian Riley, daughter of W. B. ftlley, aged two years and six months. Mrs. Marian Champlln, daughter of James R. Armlger, aged thirty. James Champlln, son of Mrs. Marian Champlln, aged three years. Horace B. Manuel, aged flfty-slx. of New York City, a guest. F*tally Injured. Alloe Williams, colored servant, skull fractured and other serious injuries. lujurmt. Mrs. William B. Riley, burned about face and arms and suffering from Inhalation of smoke; will recover. T TJ a <nw1 flffv .nr?. Joiiivo ??. oii.iin., .. n - ? v. slight burns and suffering from shock [ and exposure. Miss Eleanor Armlger, aged fourteen, lightly burned. Miss Virginia Armlger, aged twentylive, ankle slightly sprained In Jumpin*. Mamie Whiting, colored servant, slightly burned and suffering from Inhalution of smoke; will recover. The house In which the holocaust occurred is one of a row of granite front residences belonging to the A. S. A bell estate, ou Charles street. Just north of Lafayette avenue. It Is four stories In height, and at the time of the Are was filled with costly furniture and much rare bric-a-brac, plate and unique Jewelry of which Mr. Armlger was an enthusiastic collector. In the house u-ere thirteen persons. Of these ten were members of 4he Armlger household. two were servants and the other, Mr. Manuel, was a guent who had been visiting the Armlffer family for the past two or three day?. It was his purpose to have returned to his borne in New York last night, but Mr. Armlger prevailed upon him to remain until Monday. Caught In Thrlr Room*. All of these people were In their bed rooms, on the upper Moors, some of them being partially dressed when, at fifteen minutes after eight o'clock this morning, fire wafl discovered Issuing from a partition In the cellar. It had Ignited from an- over-heated furnace Hue and was first seen by Louis Whiting. the colored msn-of-aJl-work, who WM at tne lime otcanins tn*J irum steps. Whiting ran to the adjacent corner and grave the alarm to a policeman, and hurried back to the house, entered the front door, cloned It behind him and ascended to the second floor, where Mr. and Mrs. Armlger had their bed room. The house was by this time filled with a dense, stifling smoke and wh^n the negro and Mrs. Armlger attempted to (Seeoead they found it Impossible. Whiting aided Mrs. Armlger to the I tront window and helped her to reach n fmall balcony In front, upon which he placed her, and returned to the aid of Mr. Armlger. He found the latter had gone, and came back to Mrs. Armlger. who clad In nothing but her night clothes, was ahtve-rlng on the narrow balcony and shrieking In agonized tone* for help. Half a dozen men who were passing hastened to the power house of the Charles street cable car line, a block below, and procured a short ladder. "When they returned they found Deputy Flro Chief McAfee, a noted life saver, wbd quickly mounted the ladder. It was not long enough, but by standing on the uppermost round he could reach the frightened woman. As he attempted to lift her from km- tu\a nfv OlnthlniT Caueht on nn obstruction, and she fell forward with her whole weight upon the outstretched arm of the fireman. Just then the ladder nipped and every one below cxpeotea to see both the rescuer and the woman he wm trying to gave do*hed to death on the pavement below. By a tremendous effort, however. McAfee Btetulled himself, and holding Mrs. Armlger with one hand grasped the balcony with tne other. Hanging thus he slowly replaced the ladder with his fe??t and brought the now fainting wo% man down In safety. In the meantime the other Inmates In th* front rooms were crowding to the windows making the most piteous appeal* for help. The people below shouted to them not to Jump, but Alice WillJam* disregarded their warnings, and with an appalling shriek sprang from the fourth rrtory window, struck the Mono ste-pg full upon Iter forehead, fracturing her skull, and sustaining olher Injuries from which she will die. An attempt wan made to succor the other unfortunates by means of the doorway on Charles street, but when th?- policemen burst it In they were met by ??uoh a volume of smoke and flame that they were driven back. In the rear room on the necond floor w?-re Eleanor and Virginia. th?' unmarried daught*\rs of Mr. Armlger. They were partially dressed, but ho rapid was the spread of the flames thut they hud no urn* to ?>sctti>o oy me stairway. lit their ??xtr??mlty they leaned rur out of th?? r??ar window and cried for help. A noighlwr cam?- to their aid. and under hid cool-headed directions M 1?m Virginia loweml her younger hImi?t with n sheet and throwing a mattnuo* out r?f her window, 1 roped to the yard below. Nhe alighted with *af<-ty and beyond the shock and a alight Injury t i her ankle, escaped unhurt. Dlrd narlUK Oilier*. Ily this time tb<* firemen had reached the KCene and In a twinkling had reared long ladder* up to tho windows, both front and rear. Up these they swnrm?*d and In a H* mlnutta the remaining Jnmates of the doomed house were carried out. On ?h" stairway lending from rhi- second to the third floor wai the '?'?<ly of Mr. Armiger, with that of hb ll'Up grandson, Itlcharri Riley, clasped tightly In his arms. showing that th> old man had mad- a gallant attempt to r *"tic the hoy at the cist of his own II fo. In the front room on the third floor ?'hh found th* rorppe of Mr. Manuel. Ho too had tho body of a child In his nrm*. telling another Hory ??f unrequu t l h'-rolrm. In the rrnr room, on th' third floor, lying on the bed, the flmiu'r found the dead body of Mr. Hlley. ttj bin bide lay his wife breathing faintly Fhe won hurried Into the open air In time to save her lift*, and though she In badly burned about the face and arms and half crazed by her terrible loss, she will recover. In another room wero the bodies of Mrs. Champlln and her three- i year-old son, while on the upper floor the firemen found Mamie Whiting, the colored servant, unconscious frum smoke, but not seriously hurt The Injured were taken to homes of A neighboring friends, wtth the exception n of the servants, who were conveyed to , the city hoflpltal. The dead were car- , rled across the street to tho residence of Dr. K. B. Batehelor, where every effort was made to resuscitate them without avail. When It was found that nothing further could be done for them, they were covered with sheets and laid out on ino noor or me pnysician's panor to await the coming of the undert&ker. The Are although a fierce one, was confined to the Armlger residence, which wai completely gutted. No estimate ha* yet been made of the low. but 8 It In thought the contents are worth at least $10,000. The house is Insured In . the Qermanla Insurance Company, of E New York, for $3,600, which will fully cover the damage. The news of tho disaster spread with wonderful rapidity all over tho city and In an hour the tremendous crowd had gathered In front of thu house. Prayers for the dead and for the afflicted were lifted up in almost every church In the city and expressions of sincere sympathy and regret were uttered from every pulpit, and repeated In the households of the many friends and acquaintances of the unfortunate family. llrArtrriidlnt; ScfiiM. The scene In the parlors of Dr. Da tchHor's residence, where the charred nnrt bruised bodies were carried, was harrowing. Even 'the undertakers and ttiolr a*?slstants used ?o ?cones of death, turned ?wsy at "times -Jialf sickened. Mr. Armlg?T was burned *o a crisp around the upper part of his body. The white-hair around Tils venerable head was matted with blood und cinders. His face and forehead were badly bum- p ed. o Mr. Riley died from burns and suffo- j, calion. He was rather a stout and mua- t cular man. The burns were rtjlufly t a'bout his fnoe, neck and shoulders. His g face was terribly distorted and wore t an expression of awful 'agony. Ills left a !?? ??.t luirn/ul nnil r there was a livid lire-mark across his h chest. a Dr. Manuel was -terribly burnwl and his -horribly scarred face a-nd body was c twisted to one side as though he die<l s only after making a supreme effort for s life. Gleaming in startling contrast q with the burned a/ml blackened Angers p of Mr. Manuel's left hand glistened ft -handsome diamond ring, shaped like it n serpent with the glittering gem in t the centre of the head. d Strong men who were standing in the li pirlor turned their heads away when h two undertakers brought in the body f of lUlle James ChacnpHn, grandson of f Mr. Armlger. A woman landing near o vhe potior door, In tho hall, fainted, a The child was -a blackened cinder, h Smoke and lir^ had done -their fearful "E work. Evon -the throat umd nostrils ft were burned Inj^de. His lliUle white night gown was dabbled and spattered 11 with rimers and dark srtalns from tho 8( burned body. J The two Riley children were killed by J| suffocating smoke. They were not as J] badly burned as -the others, but their ~ faces were blackened from the burst- y Ing of blood vessels, ami ihe crimson 1 fluid stained their blackened night ? gowns. * Mrs. Lctitla Riley, who is so cruelly y berenvw]. is lying .it tho home of Dr. , Batchelor In a socnl-sttspor seemingly J; unconscious of her irreparable loss and ? suffering gr<?a?t physical agony. J: To-day's tragedy is the third of a . similar chancer wfrirh has visited c this city during the pant year. The a ftrst was that in which Mr. and Mrs, r Thomas Whoi*-rldge were killed by falling from a ladder down which Mr. j Whltrrldge was endeavoring to carry n ins mif, uin-t iiuiius iciuoou MIV ?- - n vices of the firemen. This fire occurred ^ on?January ir>. 1S95, at 13 Wert Blddlft n street. Th<* other resulted In the death \ of Mrs. Rosco* 13. HeiKh, a daughter v of the late "Commodore" Kltt*on, of t Minneapolis, and occurred at 29 Mount e Royal awnw, on Mnnch 24, 1895. Dep. uty Fire Chief McAfee, to-day's hero, was presented with a medal n't that time for heroism la endeavoring to res- A cue Mrs. Hoath. A more recent dlsjurter won that at the old Front street theatre, on December 26 of last year. In i, which five men, three women and fif- . teen children lo*t their lives during a c senseless panic caused by a false alarm n of fire. U BUILDI50 COLLAPSED. ? floya at Piny Meet will* a Terrible A eel- t dent* STAMFORD, Conn.. Fob. S3.?By th? J oolkips^ of the roof of the old bulldlnfc A In Dublin late Saturday night, ons boy was klHed, another fatally hurt and b several others were mora or less Injured. The of dead and most serious- c ly Injured is: j. Dead. 1, Patrick Kllkelly, five years old. r ri anjnrru. Bryan Kilkelly, ten years old. brother J, of Patrick. bruised and Internally In- t Jured; will die. ^ Arrtonlo Demato. ten years old, se- g verely crushed wnd bruised. r Several other boys sustained various y minor cut* and bruise. r \ The building In which the accident n occurred In on Meadow afreet, the land j, on one side of which the Now York,New t Haven and Hartford railroad has ta- j knn for extensive Improvements. The old hoimcs wlrlch utood on the land, were given to the residents of Dublin for fire wood. Lart night twelve boys t went upon the second Iloor of one of Che houses, and began cutting out the studding posts and other available material. They carelessly cut the lower ? parts of rafters which supj>orted tho ?, roof and almost without warning the Jl roof gave way, crashing down on them, jj Perilled Agnluwt Tlitm. CLEVELAND, Ohio. Feb. 23,-Jlldgc " Rlckf. of ihc Unl'tetl States court, filed n an opinion yesterday in the caso v brought by the holders of the preferred v stock of the Toledo, Kansas City & Ht. j LoaHs Railroad Company. These 0 Moekholders otadmed that their stock 0 constituted a Hen next tittrr the first v mortgage and they askfvl <to be made parties defendant In the foreclosure j| proceedings. Judge Itlck* holds tha: n .? I-IUI/I tn/II... nn.l 1 unwr me ?wi? ui umu, iuiuim t; Illinois, through which the roail runs, no law emild bo found which Authorised a railroad company to make Its preferred stock n lion m?on the body and as- (j ?ets of It* property. He al*o held that these mock holders were not creditor* c, of the corporation or Hen holders, n. ? h lUri. ltrliii'i Coif. jt NEW VOItK. FM>. 23.-Mr. aeor*o It d Kelso, hu*l?nnd of Mrs. ICdlth Kelno. who 1/iwt Thurnday afternoon killed ? her two children nnd nttempted mil- T ride, to-day riecured the MervJce* of v I'rof. Carlos MnrDonald and Prof. AN tl len Hamilton, who will early In the h week *nnilne Mrs. Kelso an to her w mental condition. ^ m q yir, llnrrlaou anil Mr. Klktm. VEW YOltfC. FH>. 23.?Kx-President Harrlvon nprnit th?* dny quietly nt the Fifth Av? ntie hotel, m th" afternoon I, .Senator Hteven ll. Klklnn rolled nnd re- r niaJned levi-rnl bourn In Mr. Harrison's c apartment*. Until Kentl<>men HnJm ti that the cull wan a purely p?ninnal ono h and hud no political Hljcnlllcnncc, It GREAT BENEFIT 'o Universities mid Colleges Proposed by Mr. Dayton. ; MEASURE TO BE INTRODUCED 'o KtUblUb EiiRlurrrliiK ?ml Mining Depart mrt?U tn Connrctlon \rltl? E*prrmcnt Mlalloiu-Tlie AdvniilnRc to \Ve?t VlnrlnlM?Kmntnr RlUIni' Plait to Solve tho l ulled NUlw Court Problem?Pro* ]>o?r<l to Bare .Money by Dividing thli VUle Iuto Two District?* paclal Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Fob. 23.-A till is shortly to be Introduced in tho louse of representatives by Mr. Dayon that will be of advantage to the inlversKy of West Virginia at Morantown, and all other similar instltuions throughout tho country. It will irovide for establishing at each col?ge where there is now an agricultural xperiment station a similar station In ngineering and mining, and upon slrular lines. The samo regulations will ,pply and the appointment of instrucors will bo under tho control of the lavy department and will be taken rom the ranks of the Annapolis gradates. President J. L. Goodknighc and rofoHSor Alurich, of the university, jvve been her*? In conference with Mr. >ayton upon the subject, and the measire meets their full approbatloa. Mr. )ayton Is of the opinion that the new rrangomont will be of groat benefit to Vest Virginia, especially to the mining rrterests. The bill will be duplicated i the senate. Bills have been introduced in Conreps for establishing o United States ourt at each of two new points, Huntigton and Welch. The contention in ehalf of each Is identical, the fact elng cited that it will cause a great avlng to the government In tho mater of expense in bringing prisoners ,nd witnesses from remote sections to Jharleston and Parkers burg, in dottJf of Welch. It said that as much s $25,000 annually will be saved. The situation seems to he somewhat ompltcated. It Is tdleved by the tale's representatives that both points liould be provided for. but is not ulto plain how both can be, under the resent conditions. To solve the problem Senator Elklns * considering a proposition to hove he state ultimately divided Intotwo JuIclal district?, and In this way Hunt* >gton and Welch wll naturally become elrs to a part of the distribution of the avors. The present Inducement ofered Is free quarters for court* and fficlals In McDowell county, and the rgument In behalf of both is that the irge increase of population and multlillcKy of business Interests demand nd justify the change. It Is not believed that a bill to divide fie state cAn be passed at the present asslon, but the bill may be Introduced rith the purpose of submitting and jrtlfving the ca*e and renewing It nt he next session. The proposed bounaxies of the two districts are not de:?rmlned. but the state will be divided, f at all. on lines that will make both s nearly as possible equal In territory. Vhat is believed to be a good starting olnt Is on the line between Mason and ackson counties, and following a nearr straight course without dividing any ounty through to the other border of he Htatc. Then* would bo the same umber of terms of court in each dlsrlct. with Martinsburg. Huntington, 'harleston and Welch in one division nd Wheeling, Parkersburg and llarsshurg in the other. The Joint resolution to authorize ine 'resident to nominate Lieut. Com liunuT n. ai. nivnn iu iv v.ihlander on u?e retired list In the navy an been considered by the committee n naval affairs of the house ami fa or" ,v3 recommended by unanimous ote. Mr. Davton bn.s been designated o make the report, which will be done arly In the present week. TALE tOR ARBITRATION. Ilrllglon* Mating nt tlif follfgf Ikmh Nrumitr to the I'rrMriritt. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Feb. 23 -Resojtlons were adopted favoring the orblration between the United States and Jreat Britain at a general religious icetlng of Yale Hulverslty this afteroon. The meeting was held under the UBplces of the Y. M. C. A. of Yale nnd he subject discussed was "Arbltralon." Hon. Francis Wayland, dean of ho law school, presided and amonK the peakers were Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin, f the law school, and Rev. George Jexandcr, I).D.. of New York. The following is a petition which will e forwarded to President Cleveland: "We. the member* of the Young Men's Christian Association of Yale Universty. an orgjnleaclcm numbering over ,000 members, believe war Is the worst nethod of attempting to nettle Interraitlonal disputes. We have noted with leoiwre that resolutions favoring the .rbltra/ilon of differences between the Tnit<w4 QfatM Nivl I - riwi llrlitllln h.lVA ***n pawscd by Ixrth house* of Contws and the house of commons. Wc. hereforc, desire to pr?'?s the advlsabllty of properly concluding some wise norhod of arbitration for the settlement of all differences which may arise ebween the government* of both counrle*. and which cannot be Adjusted by Iplomatlc agencies/' THAT SCHOOL QUESTION. h? Manitoba Contention Mnylw flHtlnl >t Uil. WINNIPEG. Man.. Feb. 23.~It came u< to-day that Sir Donald Smith, who ume here ns special plenipotentiary of he Dominion government In conneck>n wtth the school question ,has taken ?ck a mcMflp; from Premier Green roy. which may settle the troublesome chool question. Premier G-reenway declares If the Dominion authorities attempt coercion h? rill resist ait any cunt, but that if the? rlthdtnw their coercion bill and allow tankoba to settle the question withut nktorforence he will make such contusions to accept. Sir Donald will adIse the Dominion government to drop :s prcj>osed remedial bill, which will kely bo done. The Dominion govcrnicnt will bring on the general elecIons on other I rem*. CnrlUIr in "Hllrnt." NEW YORK. Feb. 24.-The Advcr ifjor inm morning imyn. Secretory of iho Treniiury Carllslo rtme to town lnj?t night an?l rcKlntorod t the Fifth Avenue hotel. "I am h?re,M e nolU. "almvwt entirely on imhllo hundchh, unci duty, not to nay otlqnotte, emandn that I should he *llom." Mr. Carlisle will, otllclnlly or othor l*o, broak rllence twice while In town, 'he flr*t time will ho thin evening rhen h?? will he i\ guest of honor at lie Baldwin dinner. to ho frlven In hln onor at tho Metropolitan Club. He 111. of course. alno lnvnk silence at the lanhattan Club dinner to-morrow vonlng. Hull No Mm of If. LONDON. Fob. 24.?A dispatch from Ubon to tho Time* nayi that In tile hfiml>?'r of deputl** Monitor .T. IPrnnro irtHtollo Bra tiro, minister of th?? Inor! or. declared that tho government ad nevor ?ntortnlned any I Jo* of *ellig Lore nr. o Maniuez, on Dclagoa liny. CUBAN REBELLION. More Bpanlah Report* of luinrgrnt Df fratu?<iomci lu Slnlauxai Province. HAVANA, Feb. 23.-%A? a result oC I' skirmishes on the plantation of Ovledo In Huvana province, tho insurgents lost three killed and four prisoners and ' sundry arms. ? At Salud thoddzens have killed four insurgents. Captain Calvo and the garrison of 1 MarJanao and tho regulars, volunteers and firemen stationed at Punta Brava fouKht the itmirgent bajid of Villa i Nut'va, I*aldomero and Acosta. The latu.r loft twontv killed, fifteen prisoners and arms, and retmutod with many 1 wounded. Nineteen prisoners of -war have been placed In Morro Cattle. The authorities attach much importance to the capture of the lrwur- f g?nvt leader known as "El YnglesHo" news of wlhlah was cabled exclusively to the Associated Presa y?.-sterday. This man wo* on Mb way to Gomez bearing b m-ws of Important movement* by the * bands he represented, which will prov<? . a failure with his capture. The Spanish authorities credit this mutt with being K Che real oxithoc of the insurrection In ti Matanms province. He has taken a f If.adtag pant In ail the Insurrectionary . movements and all of the plans of the ' insurgents In that province and enlist- c ed many men in the revolutionary 'j cause by his personal influence. It is expected here that as a result of hlH summary courtmartlnJ many of f the insurgent bands will disperse. o There has been u notable access of the patriotic spirit in the public mind and as a result of recent engagements n with the Insurgents. n The real name of the captured leader y known ao "El YnglesKo" is Alfredo Godoy. TSie insurgent leaders Vldal and the 1( mu]a>Uo Sangully toave burned tho vllluge of Estante in the dlstriot of S Alfonso Dore. They have also nurnea v tho fields nntl houses on tho planta- n tlons of Trianffulo at I^mone. only P n few miles south of Matanzos, and the railroad bridge tut Oon?al?i between tl Bolondron and I/a Gulra, further south I' and also In the province of Mitt&ncas. d The vanguard of Maximo Gomez's tj foroe under Sotolongo and Vurona. has tl penetrated the province of Maitanzas N and has pawed by dhe city of Colon. ^ which Is well eastward of the centre of P the province. Gomez's movements Is C raid to be designed to effect ihe June- tl ion of h5s forces -with thxl of Laoret c in the province of Santa Clara. The e! avowed purpose of the Spanish author- ti Itk* in the fighting which has been n going on for several days past on the* v borders between the provinces of Havana and Matanaas has been <o prevent the proposed movement of Gomez . and Mticeo ?wiward Into Santa Clara. u General Prats has captured three In- C cendiarles who had burned the plan- si ration of Mlroso. a THAT COLLIERS SIOSY ? n About flic Finding of n?n1rr?' Rones?A E Story of CanutlmlUm. a COLLIERS, W. V#., Feb. 23.?Peoplp J are muHh excited In this vicinity over a y, recent find, which It 1h claimed, clears . up a mystery of thirty-two years standing?the remains of four human being? having been discovered In an *. abandonee coal mine a nine cum. wi here. David Snyder has explored the old P mine which ss not been worked since ? the CO'a and discovered the human 0 bones. One of the skeletons wa* sit- n ting upright a*raln?t a ledge. Besides " thlB skeleton was found a flank con- tl tabling a note that explained the mysterious disappearance of John Ewlng. 1? Ben Ay era ,Tom Ackelson and Joe Ob- ** ney, thirty-two years afro. The notes w were written In pencil but were well h preferred. They read as follows: I "November 2. 1863.?Should this ever b reach the outside world let It be known li that we. (giving the names), arc prls- s oner* here, owing to th?* caving In of h the mine. We are deserters and was In p hiding here when the mine caveu In. k Food and water all gone. We are p doomed, as no one outside Is aware of c our whereabouts. This is about the c eighth day of imprisonment" T "November 4.?John Ewlng and Tom \\ Ackelson have Ju?? killed Hen Ayers rr and are eating htm. I have already * eaten my boot leg. The water In the f< mine is terrible. Our oil Is getting soarce, air becoming foul. I only know the day of the month by my watch." "November 6.?Ewlng has Jurt killed c Ackelson. Cut off one of hl? feet and tl is eating it and dancing around and 4. flourishing his dirk-knife like a maniac." c "November 7.?I am now alone with 1! tUe <Jeao. I naa in kiii r,wing m sen j defense. I have Just eaten my other *; bod leg. Am sleepy. Good-bye. I v enclose this note in this llaak to pre- t, serve It If possible. no that if ever found a our fate wlU bo known. ?r (Signed.) "JOSEPH OBNEY." C Sover&l of the old 'residents here- js abouts remember these men. It was generally l>elleved 'that they had been a killed l? battle. As no rela/tives of the Q deceased men could be found, their j? renw<n* were given In chargo of Andy (j Lister for Interment. 0 T.ltliograplirra Will Mtrtkr. || NEW YORK. Fob. 23.?It wns an- fi nounced at a meeting of the Central n Lnl*>r Union to-day that a general o strike of the member* of the Internationnl Lithograph Artists and En- b gravers Protective and Insurance Un- J: ion in thin country and Canada, would f< begin to-morrow. Of this number GOO c arc loeatcd In thin city nnd Brooklyn. tl The other cities which will he affected d are Buffalo. Cincinnati, Detroit. St. o Louis. Rochester. Milwaukee. Boston, c; Cleveland and Toronto. o The lithographers strlko will serious- r ly blockade the production of varlegn- tl ted calendars and advertising placards, rl Thmtrlcal work will not be Interfered b with, as orders of this kind are placed u during the summer months. )i ? A California Glnnt Mnrilrrrd. CINCINNATI, OWo. Feh.4S.-A spe- * rial to the Commercial Gazette from w Washington C. II., Ohio, says: Ix??<t h Wednesday night Don Brown, the Call- ? fornla giant. u man of enormous stat- cl ure. was found near the railroad un- 61 conscious, his skull crushed and a brick h covered vv!?:h blood and Imlr nearby. <1 Ywterduy he recovered consclou^n^ O long enough 4o say In an aivt?'-mort?'m H Htatement that Tom Hall, with whom he had boon drinking. had assailed him nnd nV.'bod him of six dollars. Brown . died this morning and to-night Tom T Hall waa arrested at Wilmington, Ohio. n ( our Dtirk limiting. WASHINGTON, D.C?Feh. 21-lVefl- hi Ident Cleveland 'left the elty at II f< o'clock to-night on the lighthouse ten- h der Mnple foi* a day's duck hunting at n Qtmirtlco. lh? wns nncompanlt-d by four gu?*sts. one of whom wns Light- n house InniMTtor La.'nberton. and an- n other Colonel Hives. The party rxpert to return to the city at 1) o'clock i Monday night. _ p n Tlir French <rl?l?. q, LONDON, Feh. 24.?The Time*'* cor* respondent at I'arl* *ny<*: "Th?> mutate by Friday** abdication pitied with tin* P i-liim??rer* for a revision. It ought, n therefore, to co-nperatn with thi? m?xt M ministry to revise the constitution and II' to lfgdll*e the position It ha* Ju?t n?- li sumed; otherwlso tho senate will in- tl evltably disappear and Franco will t. drift towards that gr uat mmt iwlmntty, a n< convention." n THE CRUEL TURK. tcview of the Awful Work of Dcv natation and Death. OFFERINGS OF CHRISTIAN! it Armenia Almoat Drj-oml Belief? IIoi They were Forced (o Adopt (h? Noalen Faltli ?The Horrible Treatment t Which Women were Hnbjected by tb KallMit'n Order#?Work of Relief Handl capped?1Thousands Upon ThotuancU li hturvtn^ Condition. Yom a Correspondent of the Abbo elated Press. CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 6.?It wll e remembered that the sublime porte oon after tho massacres In this coun ry, sent out commissioners to Invcstl ate Into tho recent disturbances ant ake measures for quieting the country )ne group of commissioners went ti Irzrroum and the other entered th? ountry at Sassoun and came to Slvan 'his commission from the interior di< Is work very rapidly, spending only i ew days in each of the principal citlei n their route. The day after their arrival they sum joned before them a number of leadinj Jen, AiOBicina uuu uiu iohimio. *ikb< - ere admitted to the presence of th< ammlfsloners separately, first the Mos >ms, afterwards the Christians. Repon iy? that the commissioners said to th( loalems: "We did not expect so mucl f you, but now you have done It. nevei lind. Henceforth you must keep th< ence." When the Christians were admitted tie commissioners received them stand ig and at once l?egan to read an ad r?'ss reciting the benefits the Chris lans had received during the reign o tie beneficent sultan Abdul Hamlr :han, and the perfidious conduct of th< irmenlans, who had started newspa ers and sent men to Washington ant hlcago to agitate and stir up the naonu against their government. In con luslon the address said: "Hereafter 1 ither Turks or Armenians stir uj rouble there will be no more Imprison lents, but the death penalty will b< Islted upon such offenders." llluod, Blnori, nioml. After the reudlng of the address, Ab? ullah Pasha began to address thi hrlstlans In a much more violent train. He said If the Armenians should Rain begin to agitate not even the nam( f Armenia would be allowed to rejaln; they would all be blotted out >rawlng himself up to his full height nu KirriciiuiK uuv mo ui m i?n?. *% ? >? ? o fuid: "What we have gained w< alned with blood, and when we give ui his morsel we will give It up wlU lood, blood, blood." So far as I can learn, In the Harpoot llayet, the commissioners spent al tieir time In Mezreh and did not ever islt the city of Harpoot, which woj lundered and burned, although It It nlr. tSlLO miles from Mezreh. No quesbwn*w*til?BUed of the Christians sumtoned before them. When the comilssloners had finished their speeches ;iey dismissed them. Another fact of interest Is the sendlg out of officials to record in governlent lists the names of the Christian! lio have become Moslems. Multitude! ave been forcibly converted to Islam, do not mean simply that they hav? een obliged to choose between becomlg Moslems and perishing by th< word, but they have been bound 01 eld while the right of circumcision wai crformed without their consent. ] now ot one case In which an aget' rlest was tied to his own door and Ircumslzed, while in another village hrlstlans begged to be killed and tlieii urklsh neighbors said to them: "So c want you to till the fields. We will lake you Moslems," and then clrcumIxed the Christians of the place bj )rce. Forced Conversions* The government has ?ald thait thes? onverslons were worth nothing one tat no one would be forced to change Is reKglon. but now government offltola wrHe -these now converts, while he Turks drive them <to say thy arc Ioslems. In the village of Shoikhaj lit? official said to the Christiana: "J rrtte your names on a separate list a M'Uflfy the Turks, there is no forc< bou.: It." But one acquainted wltli 'urklth ways may expect to find thesi ihristlons soon enrolled as Moslem clt> tens. The currying off of Christian glrla nd women still continues. In the city f Pnlu Turks carry off girls, keeji hem for a few days and return them Uihonorod. The tume is done in man} ther places. In one of the Arabklt Mages elgh?t girls of the plaoe arc nprlsoneJ In Turkish 'harems. Their liends hear their cries but they can do othlng to help them. Tihe destitution f the Armenians beggars dewertpdon. len who were wealthy In October wer* egging for br?ad in November. VIIigos were pillaged of every *crop of yod and clothing. When the plunderer* ould find nothing more to carry off, lie villa gem returned and sIPted thr t?rt lo gather ?a few kernels of wheal r barley. Doors and windows wero uroied off. In many cases the timbers f the'houses were pulled out and corled off. Jars were broken. Everything of value which could not be caried away was broken. Windows, cupoords, boxos were smashed. The tmo.??t pains were taken to -leave belnd nothing of value to tho owners. ,-tvd all tMs was done at a time when 'Inter was dose at hand as to make reasonably sure -that cold and hunger wild destroy -those whom the sword ad spared. Wherever you go. you jeer wan. pinched faces and people lad in scanty garments. And you know lat multitudes spend long, cold nights iiil.11.il together with ??>thlnir to He own upon ntt,d nothing to cover thorn, f course dlaeane ?Ns In and carries ieni off. Ttir Dritltntloit. It Is estimated thtft <hero am hereon SO,00 and 100,000 people in ex? virc destitution. Europe a??S America re touched with compassion and fundi re being gathered for the reHof of tbe jfferera in every town and city. It is ir o?fh?%rwrl*e with tho Turk. He vlwn Im work with comptocency and doc* ot Mk<? tn see it Interfered with. The ovornrm-n-t has given n little aid oreaionolly. In mnny cases the allownee Is one-sixth as mtich mt is riven :i a Turkish gondVirmo or soldier, have #een the broad given in sevcml laces. It re?embl'\s the lln>:eed rviko I'll In Europe and America for fording it-tie. Rvw this allowance is seldom nvtlnued for any length of time. A irge (rhnre or ?ie government^ np roprlntfonn tor the relief of the dentine r\n-n into the i>ocke*ts of officials loreover, tho Turku nro hoKlle to ivi-f work amd oppose It in various ways. i ?t1ie cHjr <>f 1'nlu th?' Turks ?aid to ic Chrtfttkuia: "If our beneflcient sulin wished you to bave money ho is tnindofltly nbleito give it; btH he han ut IH to do so, and now you nro | . ? .fcdjw!.... * receiving money from the English and forming an alliance with thorn. We will cut you off." No Christian In PnJu, daroa to receive or distribute relief fund*. I hap. pon to Know tlKvt ?the Armenian missionaries trted to send money into Palu and it was returned to them because no one in Pahi dared to receive and dl?trlbuto It. The same Is truo of th? 2 town of Chooncoush. J In ?otne of tho villages tax gatherers took from the villages the scanty pittance they had received u> keep them r alive. They beat them to extort from a them tho money. One poor villager 0 sold: "The rod Is harrl and the flesh Is soft, so we gave it up." I nee by the papers that the Hod Cross Is about to take up this work of relief, 11 but I greatly fear that the Turkish government will exhaust all Its tactics to Ikeep them from entering the country. While negotiations are pending the Armenians will be dying. Then. If they succeed Jn entering Turkey, they will j have to encounter a population hostile to their work who have been emboldened by their successes in recent raids. It Is hard to predict the result. It should be said that there are some exceptions to the hostility of the Turks to relief work. Itaoum Pasha, the governor general of Erxeroum. has ably seconded the efforts of the relief commission there. In the town of Perl the local governor sent a gend'arme with the committee In their rounds distributing relief. These men deserve the greater praise because they act against the strong tide of Moslem sentiment. LONDON, Feb. 23.?A Constantinople i dispatch Ho the Daily News says: "There Is a persistent rumor hero of a fre#h massacre at IJrfa. "The government objects to Mist \ . I ClftTa Barton, president of the Amerl- -I can Red Cross Society, going to Zeltoun to distribute relief." FOR IRELAND'S CAUSE. A Big Meeting In Xew York Demands the Relraae of Political PrlMmers. NEW YORK. Feb. 23.?The Grand Opera house was crowded with Irishmen and -women to-night, who mot to J f demonstrate their feaity and devotion 1 for itJie kuKl of .their binth and to voice ' thrtr seotuneats regarding the release j of the Irish ami Irish-American political prisoners in English >olls. Edward O'Fiaherty presided and In ' his opening address told of the horrors 1 which <the political prisoners were forc ed to endure in English prisons and then introduced Judge Jamee Fitagerald as She speaker of the evening. On the platform beeMe Judge Fitz. genald were Judge John Henry Mc, Carthy. president of the board of aldermen. John Jerolomon, District Attorney John Ji. Fellows, Hon. William Lyman, pre>Kidemt of the Irish National Alliance of America; O'Donovan Roasa, Prof. John P. Brophy, He v. Father Smith, of Boston, James J. Haggerty, ? National Delegate of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (U. of E.). Counsellor M. J. Langan. vice preehlen/t P. J. Byrne and Counsellor M. T. Sharkey. Judge Fitzgerald aiiter relating the history of Qje mission of James F. Egan to this country, on behalf of the political prisoners, said: "The voice of Nfw York goes forth to-night iti sympathy with the men of our race and nationality who are pining for Ireland's cause in England's /; hideous dungeon*. "Who are these men end why are they thus detained behind prison bars? ? They are Irishmen having the courage .-j" of their convictions and because they dared apeak the sentiments of thedr loyal heams they ore doomed to rot In ,5. England's Jails. They are men who have been time and again honored by their fellow countrymen a-t home and abroad and it Is br a use of that fact that they are so cruelly treated to-day. V: "England in her foreign policy aa- V;; sumes to be one of the great powers with a desire to have her hand in the d pie. Once In awhile in order, as It were, 'nj to sboor her eo-caJIcd strength she \ sends her navies Jn froni of dcfense' less cities. such as he did at Alexandria, "i and bombarded the unprotected city : until ht*r red coats and mercenaries. VI 1 found access, through the ga?tes of the devastated city to procure their plunder." "England," continued Judge Fits- V gorald. "Is continually apologizing to > the civilized world for her treatment of I Ireland and will ever continue to do \ so. to her everlasting shame, until ! Irishmen arise in their might and sun- i deT the hnted yoke forever. To aocom, plish that most desirable of ends it will be necessary to have marshalled an 1 army such as stood behind Pamell in his day, and to-day I still believe la the truism of O'Connell that England'! difficulty is Ireland's opportunity." John R Fellows and others made j i brief addreses. William Lyman, president of the Irish National Alliance of America, proposed the following resolutions i wVifoh Tunnt nHonlnH iinanlmmtilv Tn/? the meeting came to a close: "Resolved, That wo. citizen* of thla s A great republic composted of every ua- --'*3 tlonallty. In public meeting assembled, <g do nwv demand the immediate restora* tlon to liberty of all men Incarcerated In British prisons for offenses against British domination In Ireland. That we believe that these prisoners are entitled to such liberty by the usage and . customs of nationn laying claim to civilization. and that Great Britain by Uelaying It places herself without the palo ,1 of honorable connl deration. And, *a wheras among these prisoners there are a nnmber of American citizens, be it alro "Resolved. That we urge upon our government the necessity for taking * Immediate stops to necure the releaee of these American citizens, and of Interfering itself for the sake of interna- .)a tlonal decency and common humanity j. in behalf of their fellow prisoners. Be !3 It furthermore "Resolved, That copies of these rcsolutlnrs 1*? sent to the President of the United States, to the members of the cabinet, to the members of Congress til and also to the home secretary and her Brlttanlc majesty's ministers." A Cntran Piny. ST. PAUL, Vlnn.. Feb. 20.-"The ,j Last Stroke," a new play by I. N. Mort-la lilnxlui. ilfuin ihit ulriinirl.i ihs Cuban* nre now making for Independence, was produced for the first time on any atxi&s at the Grand Opera hou*e to-nl?:ht. The first act In laid in' Florida and the othw three acts in Cuba. The hero Is an American who J has Joined Gomel's army, and the romnntio story of his adventures In tho main theme of tho piny. Eaoh aet has a sensational climax, tho characters are well drawn nnd tho dialogue is clean cut and terse. It met with an enthusiastic reception from a crowded house. Th?? leading characters are assumed by Frederic de Dellevlllo. John T. Sullivan. Ada Dwyer, Madeline Lack and other capable people. The piece was lavishly mounted. WrMltcr Forecast for To-tlny. For West Virginia. Western Pennsylvania snd Ohio, fair weather, with diminishing cloudiness; westerly winds. TEM PKWATURB BATlTRnAY n* fiirnlxhvd by C. 8chnopf, druggist, copr.*r Murkst nnd Fourteenth street*: 7 n. m 141ft p. m ? 9 n. m 1917 p. m IT ' -m IS ru ?5[Weather?Fair. BUN DAY. "n. ni 4011 p. m 46 o i?. m 42i7 p. m a 12 ni 47|\N outlier?Chang'lo. . ,.e5... Ai. . J ... -.we.. . vi