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A Terrible Holocaust in the City ol
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
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.
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
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
floya at Piny Meet will* a Terrible A eel- t
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
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
'o Universities mid Colleges Proposed
by Mr. Dayton.
'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.
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/'
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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."
"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.
( 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
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
tcview of the Awful Work of Dcv
natation and Death.
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.
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<
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
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>
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."
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
"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.
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.
"n. ni 4011 p. m 46
o i?. m 42i7 p. m a
12 ni 47|\N outlier?Chang'lo.
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