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: "LIGHT OF ASIA." * SEE URGE Book" i'IST ¥ AiOTHEU'cOiISJI. VOLUME LXXVI.-NO. 181. POOR LI SUFFERS For Every Reverse to China's Arms. ALL HIS HONORS TAKEN, Though He Must Work as Hard as Ever. MOVINQ ON THROUGH MANCHURIA The Japanese Armies Meet With Little Resistance in the North of the Empire. Copenhagen. Nov. 27.— A cable dis patch dated Shanehai has been received here, saying an imperial decree has been Issued depriving Li Hung Chang of all honors, but allowing him to retain his present functions. Chkfoo, Nov. 27. — It is stated here that many bodies of Japanese prisoners were found mutilated at Port Arthur. Four hundred Japanese were killed by the fire from the forts. None were killed by the inlantry. No quarter was given. The plans of the iniues in and around Port Arthur were discovered by ttie Japanese. Shanghai, Nov. 27.— Dispatches from Tieutsin state Colonel yon Hanneken, recently appointed to the command of the Chinese navy, originally intended to go to Port Arthur. He has now gone to Shan flan Kwan to organize the defense of that place. Shan Han Kwan is the starting point of the great high road to Peking and is believed to be impregnable. Washington. Nov. 27.— The United .States ship Baltimore reported from Port Arthur to Chefoo last evening and to day sailed again for Nagasaki, Japan, where she will be in direct communication by cable with the Navy Department. ACROSS THE YALU. Details of the Fall of the Castle of Chun-Lian -Cheng. Tokohama, Nov. 9.— Under date of Oc tober 26 Lieutenani-General Xodzu sends from the seat of war by way of Nitu the following account of the capture of Chun lißn-chetie: On the 231 the column under Colonel Sato crossed the Yalu River by wading across its upper bed at Suikochin and defeating 300 of the enemy's infantry ana 60 of their cavalry which opposed the advancing Japanese troops, managed to get round to the back of the enemy. On the -i'.h the Japanese main body con structed a. bridge at night in secret at a place outside the castle of Wiju, and early the next day :he Fifth Division crossed the bridge and began the attack on the enemy encamped at Kosan, next to the rlebt wing of our army. Major-General Oseko then stationed himself on a mountain top with tbe right wing of the army and fired down upon the enemy's flank. The enemy, un able to withstand this, fled toward the castle at Chun-Lian-Cbeng. About this time four lines of the enemy rushed on displaying their flag?, and reaching a bill opposite to the Japanese forces opened an incessant firing. Tha Japanese army thus encountered fought bravely. Alajor-Gen eral Taciimi now marched bis men be hind the enemy by way of rounding to the l?ft of Knsan, and by an attack on their flank they were defeated and pursued. Their barracks were then occupied by wading across the Abu River and ten can non captured. During the night the Fifth Division encamped at an important place in ibe rear of Chun-Lian-Chengin company with the Third Division. The advance guard of tbe former halted near by while rThe scene depleted Is on the WIJu road near tha close of the day. Ihe rain wm pouring In torreDts and the shsclei of night were already beginning o gather. Tne Chinese army, repulsed at eTery point and completely demoralized, were seeking safety in flight. The Japanese) troops, represented In pursuit, are a portion of the regiment of Colonel Sato, aud the sketch was made by an oßeer of his command.] Lieutenant-General Nodzu took up his night quarters to the northeast of Ko*an lv the headquarters of the First Army. The enemy in tbe night fired shots upon the encampment. On the 2(5 h inst. at 4 A. M.. tbe Third, Filth and Seventh divis ious pressed upon the Chinese iv their rear from three direc ions. The enemy bad made their escape under the nigbl'n cover and tbe castle was taken possession of at once, the Fifth Division dispatch ing a force in their pursuit in the direction of Fung-W^ng-Chang and after others toward Dai-to-ko. Tho enemy bad made strong defensive works at important places in the vicinity of Chun- Lian-CUeng and numbered some sev The Morning Call. enteen or eighteen regiments under com mand of Goneral bung, comprised of Dicked soldiers from Talienwan. Sutai, lort Atthurand Shosen. The number of deaths and wounded was seven officers and seventy men on the Japanese side, wi le the deaths on the Chinese side aro said to reach 300. The spoils taken consist of thirty-four guns, rifles, ammunition and a large uuruber of tents. Chung-L an-Cheng Castle i« situated in a small village of forty or fifty houses, and only one new intrencbment was made. Fung-Wang- Chaug is a castle constructed on flat ground and is distant from the first named castle by about fifteen ri. The enemy had a total force in the neighbor hood of these two places of 23,500, so that there must have Deen about, 2o,ooo iv Fung- WangChang alone. ON TO MOUKDEN. The Japanese Meet With Little Re- distance in Manchuria. Yokohama, Not. 9.— A telegram dated at CUiu-lien on the 3J inst. at 2:20 p. m. and received in Hiroshima at 10 a. m. on the 4th says that Major-General Tachimf't brigade entered Feng-iiwan on the 31st ult. Apparently no opposition was experienced. A part of the enemy lied iv the direction of Moukden, a pnrt toward Hai-chien and a part toward Taku-shau ; that is, to the north, lo the westaud to tlio south respect ively. Those that made Hai-chieu their [Tblt it probably tbe first time the camera bag been used to depict a battle at lea. . Tbe view was taken by an officer on board the Japanese transport Saiklmaru. on which Admiral Kavayatua was during the fight The large vessel in the Immediate foreground is the creel cruiser Metsucnlma, which was the tiasst.ip of tbe Japanese fleet. Admiral Kavayama was ashore when the engagement began, and as the Metsuchima was already in tbe thick, of the fight be toot passage on the SaUinmru, which was a small but fast steamer, and remained on board of her during the contlnaanoa of the conflict. J objective piint evidently desired to reach Newchwang, while those that headed for Taku-shan, near the mouth of the Talu, probably hoped to make their way back to Port Arthur. The intelligence is very im portant. It shows that the Chinese forces immediately north of the Yalu have lost all cohesion, and that the effective idea of each component division is to get bacK to the place from which it originally made its debut in the campaign. After Xbe fall of Chiu-lien, a consider able force of the defenders fled down the Yalu to Ta-tuup, thus eliminating tbem- selves completely irotn all subsequent operations for the defense of Moukden. The remainder retreated to Feng-hwan, where, doubtless, a numerous garrison was ROUTE CBf THE CHINESE AT PIN YANG. Front a alteteh made by a Japanese officer. already assembled. Now Feng-hwan sur renders without striking a blow, and the forces concentrated there fly to three dif ferent points of the compass. It is ndded that the principal generals retreated in the direction of MouKden, but from the above facts may. nevertheless, be inferred a thorough disorganization of Chinese oppo sition to the Japanese army's advance upon Mnukden. Indeed, a telegram sent from Shanghai on the 4!h inst. says that the Chinese defense of the Moukden road has completely collapsed. The same tele gram reports that Feng-hwan has been burned. Tbat is partially confirmed by a telegram in the Nielli Nichi Shimbun to tbe effect tbat the Chinese evacuated the SAX FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28, 1894 place on the night of tbe 30ih, haviug pre viously get it on fire. Field Marshal Yamagata telegraohs that the inhabitants of Manchuria, har assed by the violence and rapacity of the Chinese soldiery, welcome the advent of the Japanese army. That is easily con ceivable. In no case is there heard of any looting of houses or sacking of towns by the Japanese troops. They seem to be conducting their warlike operations with the utmost moderation and good discip line. From Feng-hwan to Moukden the dis tance is about 135 miles. It is evident that Field Marshal Yamagata's army is moving with considerable celerity. Chiu lien was captured on October 26, after three days' operations that should have entitled the troops to some rest. In view of the fact and also of tue circumstance that a column bad been detached to pursue the Chinese fleeing west ward to Antung and Ta-tung it was not supposed that the northward movement would have been resumed be fore the 29'.h ult. at soonest. But since Major-General Tacbimi's brigade eutered Feng-hwan on October 31, and since Feng hwan is thirty-three miles from Cbiu-iien, the advance from the latter place must have Deen resumed oa the very d;iv after its capture. The Japanese organization must be very complete to permit such un interrupted continuity of progress fa an THE GREAT NAVAL FIGHT OFF THi; YALU. From a photograph. enemy's country. Assuming six miles per diem as the future rate of advance, the 23d insr. should see ;he army under the walls ot Moukden. As winter is so close, however, the army may be pushed on even faster. The whole month of November is excellent wenther for campaigning in ■Southern Manchuria, and Moukden. after all, lies below the forty-second degree of north latitude. The alleged conduct of the Chinese in sptting fire to Feng-hwan— assuming the intelligence to be correct— suggests that they may have conceived a programme of embarrassing character. It is per haps their intention to retreat be fore the Japanese without offering armed resistance but laying waste the land and burning the houses in all the districts soutn of Mouk'len. That would be an as tute proceed ing. It mielit chu9o the Jap anese Borne inconvenience. But the Chi nese are hardly likely to attempt anything so resolute. To be successful such a pro gramme must be thorough. It would not do to burn one-half of the city and leave the other half inta'ot. Fengb-wan is said to be a town of 20,000 houses. There is very little probability that it has been reduced to ashes. Surli a catastrophe could Dot fail to be noted by Field Marshal Yam agata in his telegram announcing the cap ture of the place. His silence, and the absence of any official telegram on the subject, leads to the belief that the con fiagratiou set on foot by the Chinese sol diers was a trifling affair. Field Marshal Yasuagata telegraphs that after tbe engagement immediately pre ceding the capture of Cbiu-lien, more than 300 Chinese soldiers ware found dead upon the field. BATTLE OFF THE YALU. Mow It Looked to a Man on a Chi- nese Warship. The North China Daily News of Octo ber 19 has the following: Mr. G.jHoffmann. wlio was on board tbe Tsi Yuen during the fight off Yashan on the 2tith of July, and at the battle near tbe Yau on the 17th of September, is now in Shanghai on his way home, having resigned his position as chief superintending engineer in the Chi nese navy. On Wednesday he was seen by a representative of tbe Daily N r ews, to whom he gave some interesting informa tion concerning the fights in which tbe Tsi Yuen had taken part. In regard to the encounter of the 25th of July he distinctly states that the Japanese were the aggressors, three Japanese ves sels meeting the Tsi Yuen and opening fire without any notice, although war wa9 not declared uutil the Ist of August. Tue Tsi Yuen and Kuangyu left Yashan at about half-past 4 o'clock on the morning of the 25th of July, shaping a course for Wei-Hat- Wei. At about batf-pist 8 o'clock Mr. Hoffmann'* boy told him that three Japanese vessels were in sight. Looking through the window on the port side he 3aw the Japanese men-of-war, about 4 r > degrees to the fore, coming on in single line. Tbe first was the Toshlno, but the others he did notknow. They came on, and as soon as the leader was abreast of the Tsi Yuen the three simultaneously opened fire. Everything was then confusion on board the Tsi Yuen, as no preparations had beeu made for a fight, the sea lashings being on the guns, and no ammunition being up. It was about half att'hour be fore the Tsi Yuen could return the fire. The Tsi Yuen had her steering gear badly damaged, and the two unknown Japanese vessels went off in pursuit of the Euangyu and Tsaokiang, tbe latter of which was caDtured, while the former was run ushore. For quite an hour the Tsi Yueu fought the Yoshino, compelling the latter to withdraw with a good deal ot damage. After effecting some sort of repairs the Yoshino again started after the Tsi Yuen fir ingsoma shots which went wide of the mark. At about half-past 12 the Yoshino came w ithin 800 or 900 yards, and made prepara tions to discbarge a torpedo. Meanwhile the Tsi Yueu was circling around at full speed, keeping her broadside from the Japanese vessel, thus rendering futile an attempt to use a torpedo. The Yoshino iipproached closer still, whereupon the Tsi Yuen's aft gun, 15cm. Krupp, fired three rounds at her, hitting thn Japanese vessel near the bridge and inflicting great dam age. Upon this tbe Yoshino drew off toward the shore and the Tsi Yuen re sumed her jonrney to Wel-Hai-Wei. Mr. Hoffmann speaks highly of the working of the Tsi Yuen, and he thinks it very cred itabie that she no', only escaped from the superior Japanese force, but inflicted con siderablo damage upon tbe Yoshino as well. There were thirteen killed and twenty-thtee wounded on the Tsi Yuen, and it was an unfortunate fact that there was no doctor on board nor any provision made in the way of bandages. From Wei- Hai-Wei the Tsi Yuen went to Port Arthur to repair, remaining there about three weeks. Mr. Hoffmann's account of the battle of the Yalu on the 17th of September is note worthy as being the first direct testimony we have yet bad as to tne doings of the Tsi Yuen on that day. It will be readily recalled that her commander, Captain Fong, has been decapitated for cowardice on that day, but Mr. Hoffmann's testimony tenas to mitigate the weight of the accusa tion against the unfortunate officer, if it does not clear him altogether from blame. Mr. Hoffmann claims that the Tsi Yuen fought with courage, and it was not until her fore and after guns were disabled that Captain Fong withdrew. The only ques tion was wbetner he withdrew at too early a stage. Mr. Hoffmann says that at about midday on the 17th of September orders were given to get up anchor, soon <ifter which the Japanese came in sight and the fighting began. It was soon very difficult to make out wDat was going on. The Tsi Yuen's guns were being fired very rapidly, and this ha believed was the cause of their getting out of order. When about thirty rounds had been fired from the 15-cni. Krupp alt-gun, the carriage went wrong, ■■\ \ the tiirning-uear of tbe two forward (,21-cm. Krupp) guns became jammed, so that the platform could not be turned. The Japanese gunners made very indiffer ent practice, and tbe Tsi Yuen did not re ceive much damage from them. Thinking be could do on more with his disabled* guns, Captain Fong decided to withdraw, and he made the best of his way to Port Arthur, arriving there six hours before the rest of the fleet. His action was suon dis approved of, and when some of the dam age sustained by the Tsi Yuen had been hastily repaired. Captain Fong was or dered to Talienwan Bay, to take tbe guns off the stranded Kuangchia, in which he did not succeed. Mr. Hoffmann refused to go in tbe ship in her then condition, and his connection with her ceased. Seven men were killed on the Tsi Yuen during the fight. Though admitting the seriousness of the guns being damaged, Mr. Hoffmann yet believed that Captain Fong made a mistake in leaVing too soon. An inquiry was subsequently held into the case, the result of which was that Captain Foog was beheaded. WIPE THEM OUT. Japan Altogether Too Generous to the Chinese Rabble. An officer of the United States navy on board me Monocacy writes from Tien tsin under dale of October 22 to a friend in this c;ty: u We are stationed up here in Northern China for the winter, and expect to see fun before it is over. Soldiers (so called) are passing through here by the thousands, some armed with rifles, others with muz zle-loading rusty muskets, and others with bows and arrows and apears. Tlioy are absolutely undisciplined, ajjd are the worst lot of cutthroats this world hold*. Ontrage, murder, arsou and robbery are committed in plain sight and in open day light, follow them wherever they go, and it would be a fine thing for humanity if Japan, instead of treating them as gener ously as she is doing, would wipe every nne of them ( ff the face of the earth. When you get Chinamen in their own country, whero they show their real natures, they are as iar below Hottentots and Apaches as the latter are below us. Af fairs here are in a very delicate state, and If the Japs land on the coast, as we ex pect they will do every day, the whole empire will be upside down. When the war ends it is to be hoped that American capitalists and manufacturers will have their agents out here, for there will be a great many contracts to be given and a iot of money to be made. San Francisco's foreign trade should get a slight Doom then." MUSIC HALL REFORM. Frances Willard Is After the Living Pictures Now. . ' New York. Nov. 27. — A crusade for re forming the music balls and other stages of this city is, it is alleged,- to be inaugu rated immediately by Miss Frances Wii lard and the ladies of the Woman's Chris tian Temperance Union. Lady Somerset said to a reporter to-day: "Miss Willard and her associates in this movement are very much in earnest. They feel that the living pictures as exhibited at present In tbs theaters of this city are a terrible menace to young men, and tend to encour age immorality and evil thinking, and am also ay outrage on women. _I am (nld th:> ' living pictures cv« wor<u-. u«.»*. ._■_.. are in England, and that is saying a good deal. That such things are permitted here is due to the fact that the' women have not been awakened to the deadly and blighting influence of this new departure in our theaters." The second annual dinner of the City Vigilance League was Held to-nigbt. Rev. Charles Parkhurst was the guest of honor. Members of the Committee of Seventy and the Chamber of Commerce were very conspicuous. Every reformer of note, together with a number of Republican politicians ' who joined forces with the Reform Democrats at the last election to defeat Tammany, were present. General II trace Porter rre sided. Dr. Park hurst, Bishop Potter. Rev. Lyman Abbott, Charles Stewart Smith and Richard Watson Gilder made speeches. MR. ECKELS ON MONEY He Is a Gold Bug of the Gold Bugs. There Has Always Been Toe Much Cheap Circulating Medium In This Country. New Yokk, Nov. 27.— 1n an article en titled "Ad Essential Condition of Pros perity," contributed to the December num ber of the North American Review, which will be published to-morrow, the Hon. James H. Eckels, Comptroller o( the United btates Currency, comments that there can be no hope of undisturbed and substantial prosperity to all classes of the American people, unless and until the whole currency and banking system of the country is formulated into one harmoni ous plan in which each party shall be ab solutely sound in principle and the em bodiment of a monetary science. Ameri can financial legislation has been of the most pernicious character, and bad legis lation in the field of finance must always exert a destructive influence on business. There is scarcely a single act upon tbe statute books affecting the currency sys tem which lias not been placed there sim ply to meet some emergency that con fronted the country at the time, in the be lief that a difficulty might be bridged over. He cites as an example of emergency measures the greenback. The greenback measure fostered a sentiment of fiat money, in which he includes silver free coinage The national bank currency measure was also an expedient to provide a market for the Government bonds. It was valuable as afford ine a perfectly solid currency, but not sufficiently elastic. The Bland act and the Sherman silver act are also reviewed. Tbe currency system of tbe country resulting from the constant passing of experimental laws has become so confused and unsound that Mr. Eckels wonders not that Americans have suffered so much financial disaster during the years of its construction, but that we have suf fered so little. "It is not at all surprising," says he, "that each morning the first iuquiry that addresses itself to tbe business man of the country anxious to satisfy himself as to the business condition is 'Have thousands of dollars of gol<l come into the treasury, or have thousands of dollars of gold gone nut of the treasury?' No one can over estimate th« detrimental influence upon tbe country's prosperity which such an uncertainty breeds. It is au uncertainty which calls a bait upon every new under taking and blr-cKs every avenue of trade in which a busy people is engaged." PRINCESS BISMARCK'S DEATH. The Iron Chancellor Much Broken by His Misfortune. Vakzin, Nov. 27.— Princess Bismarck had for years been suffering with bron cbitis and gastric catarrh. Eighteen months ago she was found lying in a pool of blood at the foot of her bed. These fainting attacks were repeated from time to time. The immediate cause of death was dropsy complicated with beart disease. She was cheerful and tried to de ceive the Prince as to her real condition, spending much of her time out of bed. Drs. Schweninger and Cbrysander re carded iiercaseas hopeless a month ago, but concealed the truth from tbe Prince. Wnen Dr. Schweninger gently broke the news to the Prince he rose immediately and remained silent for some time at the deathbed- He bad watched at her bed side almost constantly the past few day-, only taking short naos. The Prince is quite overcome and so broken down that the doctors insist on bis speedy removal to Friedricbsrube. There were present at the death scene, besides the doctors, Countess Kantzau and Prince Bismarck's niece. The ceremonies will be on a moderate scale out of regard for the Prince* condi tion. Tbe iuterment will probably be at Schoabausen, tbe ancestral borne of the Bismarcks. It is expected that tbe body will be removed Saturday. Errly this morning the neighbors called to offer condolence, but the Prince only re eived Pastor Schumann from Woseow. Prince Bismarck personally communicated the news to the Emperor and Empress, who sent a long telegram of condolence. Atnoug other messages of sympathy are those from the King of Wurtemberg, Chancellor yon HoDenlobe and tbe Minis ters and Secretaries of State. HILL'S LITTLE SCHEME He Wants to Defeat the Income Tax. It Is Merely a Question of Blocking the Appropriation Asked For by Carlisle. Washington, Nov. 27.— A movement will be made in Congress by Senator Hill of New York to repeal the income tax feature of the new tariff law. This may be accomplished in a much easier way, in a parliamentary sense, than by the repeal of the law. The Secretary of the Treas ury has already clearly pointed out a way in which the law may be rendered inopera tive. It can be nullified in exactly the same manner in which he has already nulli fied the provision of that same act referring :|*j^£g!£n££l used in the arts. The Secret ■ t-trjUu aT.3-*^-.-: '. ■< «iv« : cffeut to tbe pro-' vision as to free alcohol in tbe arts fur two assigned reasons: First — Because it has not been found practicable to frame regulations which will prevent fraud. Second — Because no appropriation bas been made adequate to collect this tax. The only appropriation which had been made for tbe collection of the income tax was $9000. This was obtained upon a claim tbat it was necessary for tbe printing of blanks and to make preliminary prepara tions for the collection of tbe tax. Tbe economic reasons which control politicians who manage appropriation bills not to make large appropriations prior to a con gressional election operated to prevent tbe appropriation of the much larger sum which Congress was informed at the time by t he Secretary of the Treasury would be necessary to make the income-tax law operative. This $9000 is said to bave already been expended. Of the total amount something I«9S than $£000 has blen paid to the so called commissioner of the Income tax, an offierr not known to thft income tax law or to any other law, but Secretary Car lisle, In the exercise of his discretion, has deemed it right to use so much of thnt fund to pay the salary of an officer who has de voted himself to studying the law, framing blanks and making preliminary arrange ments for giving it effect, if an appropria tion adequate to enforce it shall ultimately be obtained. The Secretary of the Treas ury, in his report to Congress, will insist that the law cannot be put into operation without an additional approDriation of $500,000 for the assessment and collection of tbe tax. BAKER'S DEATH. Doctors Do Not Agree on the Sui- cide Theory. New York, Nov. 27.— An autopsy was performed ibis evening on too body of Frederick Baker at Sands Point in the presence of a number of physicians. The large organs of the body were found to be in a healthy condition. At the con clusion of tne autopsy Dr. Cole still main tained the theory of drownine, but Dr. Seamaa said : "I am positive the body was not in a normal condition when it struck the water. There was uot a teaspoooful of water in the lungs." An analysis of the organs will be made by experts, and until then it will be im possible to fix the cause of deatb. LOOKS LIKE WAR. Kolbites Organizing to Seat Their Candidate for Governor. Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 27.— 1t ba* just beeu learned that several hot-headed Kolb ite leaders have issued secret calls for armed men in companies of from 100 to 500 to volunteer to go to Montgomery on Inauguration day next Saturday, to seat Kolo as Governor. Tbe call urges the Kolb followers fo maintain their rights and carry out the will of tbe people, and it is said that companies are being organized. All the troops in the State hare arranged to co to Montgomery, and it is understood will carry their guns loaded. . _.#. — ; — The Carlin Strikers. Carson, Nev., Nov. 27.— Tbe second trial of the Carhn strikers for conspiracy to delay the malls is in progress in the United States Circuit Court before Judge Liawley. A jury hm been secured. Cash in the Treasury. Washington, Nov. 27.— The cast) bal ance In the treasury at the close of business to-day was $99,6G6,735; gold reserve, 857,784,439. BOOKS FOR ioc. A AfICHOICE SELECTIONS, BY JI I SCOTT, LYTTON, DICKENS, ■ 111 I MAYNB HAWTHONE, TENNYSON UUU REID. CARLYLE, COOPER, SEE DUMAS, BLACK, BRADDON. LAROE AD. And Other Popular Writers PRICE FIVE CENTS. HOLD THE PORTE Under Its Treaty With the Powers TO A STRICT ACCOUNTING. England Asked to Do Her Plain Duty. FOR THE ARMENIAN MASSACRE Blame Lies Wholly With the Worth less Government Allowed to Exist on the Golden Horn. London, Nov. 27.— A meeting of tbe Antlo-Armenian Association was hald here to-day under tbe urosidency of Fran cis Seymour Stevenson, M. P. (or tbe Eye Division of Suffolk and chairman of the Anglo - Armenian Association. Among those present were Professor J. A. Beet, D. D., and many distinguished English men who are la sympathy with the cause (if the Armenians, besides G. BagoDiao, Petrus, Aganoov and other natives of Armenia. At tbe opening of the meeting to-day a teleeram received from Dr. Can tarien, a Russian physician at lifts, was read. It says: "I learn tbat the people of Sassoun sur rendered to an overwhelming Turkish nrmy on condition and on tbe solemn prom ise tbat no harm would ba done them. After laying down their arms the Turkish troops attacked and massacred the meu, women and children and pillaged and burned their homes. Tbe number of killed must exceed 3000." A letter was also received from J. I. Secunder, a merchant of Paris and presi dent of the Armeuian Society of France, in which be stated tbat according to bis advices not less than 12,000 Armenians were maseacred. Speeches wore made and resolutions passed strougly denouncing the Earl of Klmberley, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the British Government for their apathy in the matter and for screen ing the Turkish atrocities by withholding information iroui tbe press. It was de cided to commence an agitation on bebalt of the Armenians in the House of Com mons and to hold an indieualion meeting, the platform of the movement being a let ter received by tte association from Canon Malcolm Maccoll, who was the hr-t to call attention to the Bulgarian atroci'ies of 1877, after having seen the people impaled on the banks of the Danube. In bis letter Canon Maccoll says: "For almost every massacre lately perpetrated in Armenia tie Porto has been responsi ble, directly or indirectly. I make this assertion?; from an Intimate Knowledge of tv« methods of ; the- Turkish administra tion. The commission which the Porte has ordered to inquire into the Armenian massacre, like the commission sent to Syria in 1860. and like the one sent to Bul garia in 1877, is an otter farce, tbe only object being to throw dust in the eyes of Europe. The real criminals will be ex onerated and innocent parties blamed. Even if the Pone and Sultan were sincere, the commission conld not get the fact*, for by tbe sacred law of Turkey, which is ab solutely unchangeable, Christian evidence is never received against a Mussulman, and no Mussulman will give evidence against a Mussulman. Tbe commission is obviously a shrewd imposture. The Porte should be forced to fulfill its obligations under the treaty of Berlin by the Powers or by England acting in concert with Rus sia, Id any case, England should imme diately declare herself released from tbe Anglo-Turkish convention by which she is engaged to resist Russian aggression in Armenia by force of arms. "Protests are merely waste paper. The Sultan is forbidden by sacred law to sanc tion any reforms in lavorof the Christians except in the way of force. I hare letters from persons throughout the country urging that action be taken immediately." Mr. Iskender read a letter, stating that the Armenian Society of France is in com munication with Premier Dupuy and M. Honoutaux, the French Minister of For eign Affairs, with a view of securing some action ou the'partof the Government of France in the matter which has so greatly affected the civilized world. Disfigured For Life " i Ul l_<liC Is the despairing cry of thousands yJ^-Xx^ afflicted with r i \ Unsightly skin dis- k , 1} ft». I eases. ■W? '^ 4^| Do you realize / /2^ what this disfigu- r b^A J> ra^°. n means to if*T =^<\ \; sensitive souls ? It means isolation, seclusion. It is a bar to social and business success. Do/ you wonder that despair seizes . upon these sufferers when Doctors fail, standard remedies fail, And nostrums prove worse than use- less? Skin diseases are most obstinate to cure or even relieve. '■ V '•; It is an easy matter to claim to cure them, but quite another thing to do so. CUTICURA REMEDIES Have earned the right to be called Skin Specifics, Because for years they have met with most remarkable success. There are cases that they cannot cure, but they are few indeed. 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