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O. A. DAHL. Publisher. EKALAKA. MONTANA NEWS Of THE MEK IN EPITOME Digest of (he News Worth Telling Con densed for the Busy Reader. WASHINGTON NOTES. The nomination of Elliott Northeott of West Virginia to be minister to Co lombia lias 1 een confirmed by the senate. The controller of the currency has issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business on Wednesday, April 28. Two new faces have made their ap pearance in the national legislature, Mr. Fletcher of Florida taking the oath of office in tlie senate, and Mr. Cassidy of Ohio being sworn in as a member of the house. Instruction and practice of militia batteries and target practice will be held at an encampment of regulars at Sparta, Wis., in July aiul August, in which batteries of sta:e troops will be drilled by army officers. If a bill introduced in congress be comes a law. the United States will own a complete railway train, consist ing of a lia-gage car, sie» ; ing car and private car, for the exclusive use of the président of the United States. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. Grandma Lucinda Grinnel died at her home in Morrentown, W. Va., aged 10G years. Charles Warren Stoddard, one of the best known American authors, died at his home at Monterey, Cal. Robert WatehhOrn, commissioner of immigration at New York, has tender ed his resignation, which lias been accepted. Aunt Mary Lee, 125 years old. is dead in Washington. She was a col ored woman and born a slave in 1792 in Virginia. Mrs. Caroline Eoeiter, Toledo's old est woman, is dead at the age of 107 years. She was born in 1802 in Wen uakova, near Tueliel, West Prussia. Joseph H. Des Rossiers, for more than thirty years chief of the detec tive force of the Michigan Central railroad, died at his home in Detroit. Lieut. Alan Frquhart Campbell, son of Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the English actress, was married in Quincv, 111., to Miss Helen Bull, daughter of Wil liam B. Bull of Chicago. Mrs. Andrew Hawkyard, eighty-one years old, died at Kenney, 111. It was her lifelong boast that she never drank any water partaking exclusive ly of home-brewed beer from child hood. Mrs. Lydia Coon Brown, aged sixty nine, first wife of the late United States Senator Brown of Utah, died at Columbus. Ohio, from paralysis. She was a pione. r in Ohio in kinder garten teaching. Nathan Pratt Towne. fermer chief ! engineer of the Cramp Shipbuilding I company, and formerly an engine. ;■ of the United States navy, is dead at his home in Philadelphia. H served with ! distinction in the Civil war. The central figure in famou- ; crusade against the sr! oi cigarettes ; in Indiana is dead at Plymouth, lie was John W. Parks, formr member; oi the state senate, and he framed the ' anti-cigarette bill that lu vme a law '• in the legislature of iv.tr> an. I was re pealed by the legislature of this ' year. ! ■ ; : : I ! I i ACCIDENTAL HAPPENINGS. Two little children are (lead from the effects of inhaling coal gas in a tenement house in N< w York. Fire, which for a time throat« ncd a i whole block in the business district j of New Orleans, caused damage : amounting to $50,000. One of the large mills of the Hidal go Mining and Milling company at Fresena, Mex., has beer; d; ttoyed by : lire. The lo>s is $250,ouo. While tr\ing to board a moving train cn the Rock Island, Herman Myers of Reinsen. Iowa, P. 1! under the wheels and lost his lett.h g ju t 1> -low the knee. Lester Mclntyre, Fted Booms, James Mnrgatorv am] Jam« : Mayw u, boys ranging in age from twelve to fifteen years, weie fau.l y , : imd m Zar.esvilre in n n:ten.;-i t,. ; ,.»v ;;;i eil weil w tile ; 1 \ ing. A woman l:m:w:i a; 1>'; . •••;, who is said io be Mr- X;, :. L.'i'en of Holiday's (Y.ve, V. Va.. ; . ; min er, peter Amimn of t'i;:.-!>•;• . v . .; cd at .Mo,,i'd .il! . w. Va T.,. m jiri p cd alcard :t « kif.' ami I: upset. Ain an . : i d * • ; t • m woi. an. b it ■ he ! ! t .. . :... - tiound him and loth we::; down. 30,000 SLAIN IN ADANAPROVINCE Mohammedan Fanatics Renew Slaughter of Armenians in Streets of City. OVER 35,000 ARE DESTITUTE Unspeakable Atrocities Make Present Massacre More Horrible Than That of 1&95. . \ ■ 1 a m •, May fi:—A dm a is still law | ss. More people were killed in the I city yesterday. There are "0,000 ! dead in Adana province as a result j of the massacres, and 35.000 homeless ! and penniless refugees are wandering ' in the vilayet. The deaths in Adana city alone are estimated at 6.500. Adana is terrorized by 4.000 sol j diers, who are looting, shooting and burning. No respect is paid to for eign properties. Beth the French schools have been destroyed and it is feared Hie American school, commer cial and missionary interests in Ada i na are totally ruined. Troops Add to Flames. The new vali has not as yet inspir ed confidence. There is reason to be lieve that the authorities still intend j to permit the extermination of all ! Christians, The troops here are mak ing a pretense of throwing "water" on the flames: instead of water they use kerosene, and are thus purposely adding to the conflagration Apprehension is felt here regarding (he American missionary stations at Hadjin and Tarsus. All letters and telegrams sent out through Turkish channels are censored. Ten Days of Carnage. Tarsus, Asiatic Turkey. May 0. — Authentic details of the atrocities committed by the fanatical Moham medans in the villages and farms in this district are now coming into Tarsus in sickening abundance. The worst particulars of these narratives cannot be mentioned, but they set forth without doubt that at least 10, 000 persons lost their lives in this province, and some estimates place the total casualties at 25,000. Villages like Osmanieli. Bazsche, Hamadieh. Kara. Kristian, Keov and Kezolood were actually wiped out. Each of these places had populations of from 500 to G00 people. In «ne ■ town of 4,000 people there are fewer ; than 100 left, nearly all women and : > hildren. : It was the san e thing with the hun I lieds of farms that dot this wide and ! fertile plain. Th ■ slaughter was un I sparing, even the Greeks ar-l Syrians i !ieing struck down with the Armen ians. Entire families were burned to 'M/s? a *5» m » V. m & m .v wmm m mmmÊM. â Ä «••s* THE DEPOSED ULTAir , MEHEJ-IKSD V: f i' À A y i*# 'mf m wm i S&ï Li! *4* £ WK 54V Vf • n w. V\ ■ W/ -.ML*»** w ^ \ * i -V. winnawjriiww AHMED JÏZ2. "pACflA, PREMIER, R) Q FEARLESS MIS5SON WORKER it'-« Rev. Stephen R. Trowbridge, who has loomed up as one of the most prominent foreigners at the heart of the Turkish disorders, and who ca bled Washington, asking investigation of the death of two Americans. Rogers and Maurer, is of a missionary family. With him at Aintab. but a short distance north of Adana, are his mother, Mrs. Margaret R. Trow bridge, who first went to Turkey as a missionary in 18(51. and his sister, Miss Elizabeth M. Trowbridge. Dr. Trowbridge is a Brooklyn man. He is known as one of the most fearless workers in the field in which he has been stationed. He is here shown in Turkish costume. death in their homes. Hundreds of girls and women were carried off. Girls Sold Into Slavery. The correspondent was informed that one place a party of 100 Armen ians surret dered to the soldiers. The prisoners were taken to an open field, where the women were ordered to stand apart from the men. Every one of the men was then shot. In many cases they were done to death with their women clinging to them trying J to save I heii - lives. Sixty men who were brought down into this district from Hadjin are l.ow held as slaves. Young Turks around Tarsus are trading Armenian girls for horses and modern repeat i ing rifles. The entire ten days seem ! to have been an insensate orgy in the ! name of rac e and religion. In the massacres of fourteen years i ago there was no such desire to kill I women and children as has been evi i denced in the last ten days. Now, i however, there have been numerous ! instances of the murdering of women j and children with deliberation, and 1 there are other instances where worn men were brought out one by one and shot down, the bystanders clapping their hands at each fresh execution. j Sackville, N. B.. May G.—Last night three children of Charles Crossman. a painter, were suffocated by smoke I from a fire which had badly damaged i their home. CONGRESS Resume of the Week's Proceedings. Washington, April 29.—An exhaus tive treatment of the lumber sched ule of ihe tariff bill by Mr. Simmons of North Carolina was the feature of the session of the senate yesterday. Mr. Simmons spoke for three and a half hours in support of the retention, of the present tariff, which, he main tained, was but a revenue rate. Washington, April HO.—The entire time of the senate again yesterday was given to the genera! discussion of the tariff bill. Senator Rayner of Maryland led off with a general de nunciation of the protective system of the Republican party. He was followed by Senator Nelson of .Min nesota, who made an earnest plea for the admission of lumber free of duty. Iiis assertion aroused a quite general discussion. In an eleven-minute session the house yesterday did not take up any nf the important business which will have to be considered ibis session. Washington, May 1. An extended I speech by Senator MeCumber favor I ing free lumber occupied several ■ hours in the senate yeste rday. His i e j n arks provoked an extended conlro ! versy among advocates of a tariff on I lumber. Mr. MeCumber said that, ! while he was a thorough protection ist. be would not agree to a tariff :>n products such as coal, iron, iron ore, lumber and oil, that are being ex hausted and cannot be replaced. Washington, May 4.—An extended defense of the duty provided in the Dinglev bill on lumber was made iti the senate yesterday by Mr. Piles of Washington, lie was followed In Sen ator 1 Borah, who discussed the incom 1 tax. declaring in favor not only of its justice as a means of raising revenue, but in view of the divided opinion in the supreme court of the United States insisted also that it was the duty of congress to again submit tlm question of the constitutionality of the tax to the court. Washington, May 5. — Notable speeches, provoking debate of intense interest, characterized the session of the senate yesterday. Senator Do11i ver of Iowa made an attack upon methods tinder which protective tariff hills are formed, and engaged In a constant exchange of words with Sen ator Aldrich, who was a careful lis tener to the address of the Iowa sen ator. On the Democratic side sena tors remained mute, no member of the minority interposing a word in the controversy over the tariff, which occupied the Republican senators alone. At times this debate threaten ed to be acrimonious, but the Iowa senator was every ready with a hu morous retort, which called forth laughter at times when ang'v words; seemed unavoidable. Senator P- all concluded hîs speech on the income tax. COOK MADE HEIR TO $10 ,000. Adopted Da uc ht er of Former Con gressman Babcock Left $1. Washington. May i;. — Mrs. Annift Vhnderlas, who was the cook in the family of the late Joseph W. Babcock of Wisconsin, formerly a congress man from that state, r ceives ÇHi.oOO nn '■ r the will of Mr. iiubeock as pro bated here yesterday. Anie'ia i!. Peeves of Sparta. Wis., the adopted daughter of the late rep res< ntative. was left only SI. Mary M. Merrill, niece of Mr. Babcock, liv ing at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, gets $.">,e00, and his first wife's niece, Mary K. Harney of Necedah. Wis., also g; is :'",0(in. The rest of the estate it left io the widow and children. Mrs. Vanderlas has bec n in the Bab rock family for twenty years. ELECTRIC CURRENT KILLS BOY. Ch?c?go Chorister 7'cucbcs Charged Cable at Niagara Falls. * Nin e a i a Falls, N. Y„ May (5. — .Jo . : ; h Crorin. fourteen years old, a j member of the Paulist Chorister so ciety of Chicago, in charge of Father j Finn, was instantly killed yesterday I by r-lectrkity on the Canadian side of the river. With some sixty of his companions, who were visiting Lore!to convent, he started to climb Ihe bank to the 1 ranstormer station of the Ontario iov.er company, when he came in contact with an 11.000-volt cable which had been temporarily strung by the company. Gert Threatening Letters. San Francisco, May (5. — Benjamin We'lington Soule was arraigned in (Oiirt yesterday on a charge of send ing letters to Rudolph Spreckels, Mrs. Spreclc Is and James O'Brien Gunn, r ashler of the Mechanics bank, threat, nine them with death by poi son if he was not given $o,000 by each.