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Ehe £ha!aba £agle.
O. A. DAHL. Publisher.
Digest of (he News Worth Telling Con
densed for the Busy
The nomination of Elliott Northeott
of West Virginia to be minister to Co
lombia lias 1 een confirmed by the
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.
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
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
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 '

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
Mohammedan Fanatics Renew
Slaughter of Armenians in
Streets of City.
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
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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.
Resume of the Week's
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
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.
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.
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

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