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LIEN MASSACRED
WOMEN ABUSED
GIRLS MALTREATED AND FORCED TO
WED BRUTAL CAPTORS
Awful Aireáties Reported From Tnrkish Capital
Kei Art Ltd to Opei Fields ud Raltlessly
Saia Crimes Beyond Description
VOL. I.
TARSUS, Asiatic Turkey, Monday,
May 10, via Constantinople, May 11.
During the recent massacres the Ar
menian population of Kozolook was
put to death without mercy.
Word that the Mohammedans were
killing Armenians reached Kozolook
X before the actual attack on the place,
and when the first considerable part
,ot Mohanjmedans arrived they found
the Armenians well armed and in good
defensive positions.
The Mohammedans did not feel
strong enough to attack, so they gath
ered reinforcements until more than
1OO0 of them, well armed, surrounded
the village.
The governor of the district prom
ised at this stage of the proceedings
' to protect the Armenians if they would
give up their arms.
This the Armenians decided to do
after a long parley. Then, under pre
tense of taking them to a place of safe-,
ty, they were led out of the village un
der escort to an open field.
Here the men were ruthlessly killed
and the women maltreated. A number
of Armenian girls were forced to
marry Turks.
The local authorities, who promised
to give an equivalent of 6 cents a day
to each destitute person, gave only 4
cents for a few days, and have now
reduced their donations to an equiva
lent of 2 cents.
Adana Still Lawless
Adana is still lawless. More people
were killed yesterday. There are
30,000 dead in Adana province as a re
sult of the massacres and 35,000 home
less and penniless refugees are wan
' dering into the villages.
The deaths in Adana'city alone are
- t-srir.iated at &ÓO0. Adana is terrorized
by 5000 soldiers, who are looting,
shooting and burning. No respect is
paid to foreign properties. Both the
French schools have been destroyed.
The new vail has not yet inspired
confidence. There is reason to believe
the authorities still intend to permit
the extermination of all Christians.
The troops here are making a pre
tense of throwing water on the flames,
but Instead of using water they were
using oil.
All letters and telegrams sent out
through Turkish channels are cen
sored. Details of Massacre
TARSUS, Asiatic Turkey, Monday,
May 10, via Constantinople, May 11.
Authentic details of the atrocities com-
-mined by the fanatical Mohammedans
in the villages and farms In this dis
trict are now coming into Tarsus with
sickening abundance.
The worst particulars of these nar
ratives cannot be mentioned, but they
" set forth without doubt that at least
10,000 persons lost their lives in this
province and some diplomats place the
total casualties at 25,000. Villages like
Osmanleh, Baxsche, Hamadieh. Kara,
Kristian. Keoy and Kezolook were ac
tually wiped out Each of these places
had populations of from 500 to 600 peo
ple. In one town or 4000 people tnere
are less than 100 left, nearly all wo
men and children.
It was the same thing with hundreds
of chiftlikes. or farms, that dot this
wide and fertile plain. The slaughter
was unsparing. Even -3reeks and
Syrians were struck down with the
Armenians. Entire families were
burned to death in their homes. Hun
dreds of girls and women were mal
treated and carried off to the harems.
The correspondent was informed
that at one place a party of 100 Ar
menians surrendered to the soldiers.
The prisoners were taken to an open
r field, where the women were ordered
to stand apart from the men.
Every one of the men was then shot.
Ia many cases they went to death
with their women clinging to them, try
ing to save their lives.
A large number of women were
wounded by the Turks because of their
persistence.
Sixty men who were brought down
Into this district from Hadjin are now
held as slaves.
Young Turks around Tarsus are to
day trading Armenian girls for horses
and modern repeating rifles. The en
tire ten days seems to have been an
insensate orgy of lust and violence in
the name of race and religion. In the
massacres of fourteen years ago there
was no such desire to kill women and
children as has been evidenced in the
last massacres.
There have teen numerous Instances
jof the murdering of women and chil
li -en with deliberation and there are
e.-ht-r instances where women were
I -ouch t out one by one and shot down,
the bystanders clapping their hands at
eaci fresh execution.. ' "
SCORES FALL FROM BALCONY
ON BEADS OF CROWD BELOW
SIXTY INJURED WHEN IRON RAIL
GIVES WAY
Crowd at Seattle Presses Against
Flimsy Barrier to Balcony at '
Close of Exciting Race
in New Armory
SEATTLE, May 10. None of the
sixty persons injured In last night's ac
cident during aa athletic meet in the
new national guard armory is dead.
but the conditions of Capt. Maurice W.
Thompson, assistant adjutant general
of the state of Washington, and his
wife Is critical.
The armory, a huge building at Vir
ginia street and Western avenue, had
just been completed but had not been
formally accepted by the state, and
was being used for the first time, the
occasion being an indoor track meet in
which the most prominent amateur
athletes of the northwest were entered.
The audience was very large and the
balcony was crowded. The contests
were thrilling.
The performers distinguished them
selves, notably Forrest Smithson of
Portland, Ore., the champion hurdler
of the London Olympic games, who last
night set a new record for the 50-yard
hurdles by running the distance in 5 4-5
seconds. There was keen interest when
the ten-mile Marathon runners came
out, and when this contest was draw
ing to its finish, with F. L. Jackson ol
Seattle and Ed Crabbe of Portland run
ning strong In the stretch, Jackson
just a yard ahead, the spectators In the
balcony, wildly excited, crowded
against a flimsy iron piping that served
as the only guard around the balcony.
The whole east balcony railing swayed
outward and snapped.
The center gave way first, but In a
fraction of a second the entire section.
fifty yards long, went down and scores
of the people above fell upon the heads
of the crowds below.
Cecil Thornton, who is not expected
to live, was a member of the junior
track team of the Seattle Athletic club.
Earlier in the evening he had taken
part in several events snd was dressed
in his street clothes and watching at
the finish of the race when the col
lapse came. He was struck on the
head with the iron ratlins: and, borne
down with ihe human treight'thai fell
with it. He bled so profusely from the
mouth that he was for a time not iden
tified. He was unable to sneak.
AGED MEXICAN IS FATHER
OF THIRTY-FIYE CHILDREN
LATEST BLESSING ALREADY A
GRAND-AUNT .
Seventy-Year-Old Parent Grieves Over
Erroneous Report of Child's
Death Who Needs Baby
Carriage
SAX FRANCISCO, May 12. The As
sociated Charities of this city are ad
vertising for a baby carriage for the
thirty-fifth child of Juan Manuelo Gri
jalva. whose family owned thousands
of acres in this state before the "grin
goes' came.
Juan also has been wealthy in his
day, but is now rich in nothing ex
cept children, one having come to
mess him nearly every year since his
first marriage, almost half a century
ago.
Of his thirty-five children Juan has
completely lost track of ten, and some
of these left so long ago that he would
probably not recognize them should
they meet on the street.
The baby that has just arrived to
bring joy to the heart of its 70-year-old
father was reported dead by the
nurses at the hospital on account of a
mix-up in names, as there was another
baby in the same ward of the name of
Dolores.
The grief of the aged father and the
young mother, the fourth of Juan's
wives, was Intense, but their joy was
equally so when they learned the re
port was untrue.
Now the baby is better and the de
scendant of Spanish grandses is seek
ing a baby carriage for his thirty-fifth
child, herself a grand-aunt.
MURDERER AT EXECUTION
REQUESTS A GOOD JOB
BOISE, Idaho. May 11. Fred Seward
was hanged today at the Idaho peni
tentiary here for the murder of Clara
O'Neal at Moscow. Idaho, in October,
1908. Seward met death bravely.
"Do a good job, boys," he said to the
executioners just before the cap was
pulled over his head. His neck was
broken by the fall.
Angered because Clara O'Neal, with
whom he was infatuated, would not
accept his counsel to reform her life,
Seward went to her apartments and.
holding her with one hand by the neck,
shot her dead.
He then made an unsuccessful at
tempt to commit suicide. He was con
victed and sentenced to death, but was
twice reprieved.
HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, MAY H. 1909.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
IN PARAGRAPHS
GLEANED FROM NUMEROUS SECTIONS
OF THE COUNTRY
Dispatches Pkiariiif Developments From the
Outside World Stripped tí CnBecessarj
Details ud. Presented ii Brief
Bubonic Plague Worse
G L' A Y AQUI L.Ecuador. Duri n g April
seventy-seven new cases of bubonic
plague were reported in this city with
twenty-three deaths. During the same
period there were seventy-five new
cases of yellow fever, of which forty
two were fatal.
Riot Break Out
NEW YORK. Rioting broke out
again Tuesday in connection with the
strike of the East side bakers, a mob
attacking a wagon belonging to Jacob
Berk, head of the Master Bakers' as
sociation. The driver was dragged
from his seat and his bread thrown
into the street.
INTRODUCTORY
To the people of Holbrook
and Navajo County we desire
to say In beginning the pub
lication of the NEWS that it
will be published in the in
terest of the town first. That
we will do what we can for
the building up of the town,
a good moral town, and the
county seat of Navajo, on 3 of
the best counties' in the Ter
ritory, ' will bring people and
business; men who want to do
business. here isitil üd.heía-
tiful -Homes, Churches and
SckoMs. We have a fine coun
try and 1st us make it a good
country to live in. We will
try to' print all the news as
we "kiw it, and if yon know
anything, please tell us. Our
politics will be republican, but
Holbrook first and politics
after. With a good will for
everybody and a boost for the
town, scd hoping to merit your
business? we remain.
Very respectfully,
SIDNEY SAPP.
Gives Much to Charity
CHICAGO. More than $300.000 is
given to charity in the will of Otho S.
A. Sprague. - late president of the
Sprague-Warner company of this city,
who died in Pasadena. CaL, February
20. Under certain conditions this sum
will be Increased to $1.000,000. The
rest of the estate, which is valued at
13,300,000, is left to his children.
Ends Life with Bomb
MOUNT VERNON. 111. A dynamite
bomb was the meais employed by Car
son Martin, a farmer, 45 years of age,
living in Belle Rive, south of this city,
to commit suicide. Martin took the
eiploslve to an outbuilding Tuesday.
The structure was blown to bits and
his body was scattered over the prem
ises. He left a ;t?tter declaring his in?
tention to take his life.
,
Td Seek North Pole Again
WASHINGTON. Walter Wellman
ajtfiounced Monday night that he would
during the summer renew his effort to
reach the north pole by means of a
dirigible balloon or airship. The cap
ital has been supplied by Americans
who are interested in the enterprise
on scientific and patriotic grounds. No
change has been made in the general
plan of the expedition, which is to in
flate the airship at the headquarters
station, Danes Island. Spitzenbergen.
in July, and to start thence northward
through the air n August.
Timber la Doomed
WASHINGTON. D. C.-'-Wlthln ten
or fifteen years, according to J. H.
Finney, socretary-treasurer of the Ap
palachian Forestry association, there
will not be a stick of timber standing
east of he Rockies, and within fifty
years the entire country will be as
barren of timber as the American des
ert, unless something Is done to avert
the disaster. This statement is made
in a commuiilcatton to the Traffic club,
Regarding the coal situation, Mr. Fin
ney declares the country consumes an
average of five. tons per capita, and
wastes, three. , .
ITALIANS FEAR TO AID WIDOW
OF "BLACK HAND" DETECTIVE
BENEFIT FOR PETROSINOS IS
POORLY ATTENDED
Many Threatening Letters Are Sent to
Persons Who It Was Expected
Would Attend Charity
Musicale
NEW YORK. May 11. The remark
able fear which the so-called black
hand is able to instill in the minds of
many was emphatically shown last
night at the widely advertised benefit
performance held in the Academy of
Music for the widow and daughter of
Lieutenant Petrosino, who was assas
sinated in Italy.
It was expected that fully $3000
would be raised, especially as the Tim
othy Sullivan association was back of
it. ' '
Hardly half that amount was raised.
This was explained by a member of
the theatrical firm who had the matter
in charge, who said a few days before
the date set, letters had been received
by many persons, including the large
and influential Italian colony, which
had been expected to lend liberal pat
tronage, threatening their lives if they
attended or assisted in the benfit.
Several well known Italian singers
had signed contracts to appear last
night, but thev strangely failed to
reach the theater. Hundreds of seats
which had been engaged by Italians
and Italian societies remained vacant.
"We can only explain the failure of
the benefit performance," said a repre
sentative of the nranagers, "by the ac
tivity of the black hand society. We
ourselves were threatened if we per
sisted in giving the performance.
"Threatening letters were scattered
throughout the Italian colonies of the
city, and the performers were threat
ened. In a mysterious yet effective
manner these blackmailing organiza
tions spread the word in the last few
days that dire consequences would re
sult to those who patronized the per
formance. "It had its effect. Although well ad
vertised, and with a program by the
most noted actors In the city, the
house was only hatf filled."
CONSOLIDATION ACT EFFECTIVE v
LEGAL WAY PAVED FOR UNION
SIXTY DAYS. EXPIRE SINCE BILL
WAS SIGNED.
San Pedro Will Be Ready to Vote on
Union as Soon as Several
Small Compromises
Are Made
SAN PEDRO, May 10. A3 the signa
ture of Governor Giliett was attached
to the Consolidation act, which is to
enable Los Angeles and San Pedro to
unite under one government, .March
11, the sixty-day clause expired today,
May 10, and the legal "way for the
union of the two cities has been pro
vided. While no petitions for the calling of
the election will be circulated until
Los Angeles is ready, the feeling pre
vails here that the sooner the consoli
dation committee of both cities are
ready for the election the better it will
be.
Although the San Pedro committee
has asked for many things to be set
tled before the election is called, it
may develop that some -small com
promise will be necessary. Resolu
tions were passed here by a mass
meeting asking for a boulevard 150 feet
wide to extend from Los Angeles to the
proposed pubiic wharves and docks in
the outer harbor. In all probability
it will not be feasible to build such a
bread highway, but a compromise on
this point will undoubtedly be con
ceded by the friends of consolidation
here..
Other demands may likewise be mod
ified, for the sentiment expressed here,
is that the Los Angeles committee is
working out the plans for the benefit
of the greatest number of people and
if the report of the committee fs favor
able to ihe outer harbor -development,
the boulevard project and recommenda
tions for fire and police protection here
the people will, it Is believed, be
ready to vote favorably on consolida
tion. CANNERS ARE BUYING
UP FAT OLD HORSES
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 12. Thomas
E. Carter of Sturgeon, in a letter to
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state dairy and pure
food commissioner, declares that meat
dealers have agents in central Mis
souri buying up old horses and canning
them to be sold as beef. Mr. Carter
says there is a readier market for fat
ho-ses, or of the -worthless variety,
than has ever been known.
Dr. Cutler is inclined to laugh at the
matter. .
"I have written to Mr. Carter." he
said, "that the pure food commission
will look into the matter and we will
do so, but there is no cause for alarm,
and I feel certain Mr. Carter's infer
ences are unwarranted."
NO. 1.
20,000 PATIENTS
NEED MEAT DIET
SLEEPING SICKNESS CAMP IS CROWDED
WITH STARVING NATIVES
African Disease That daks 200,000 Victims Is
Transmitted By The Tsetse Fly Funds
Needed for Purchase of Fresh Heat
MOMBASA, East Africa. May 10.
The sleeping sickness commission is
hoping that Theodore Roosevelt will
pay a visit to the expedition's camp
at Sesse, Uganda, where sir David
and Lady Bruce are in charge of the
segregation hospitals. The govern
ments of Germany, France. Belgium,
as well as the government of the
United Kingdom, are loyally working
together endeavoring to find a cure
or preventive for the sleeping sick
ness. Altogether seven European doctors
have succumbed to the fatal disease
since the attempts to cope with the
evil were commenced. Governor Sir
Hesketh Bell, in appealing to the mil
lionaires of the world and others be
nevolently disposed for money gifts
to enable him to purchase slaughter
of stock to gratify the one and only
craving of those whose suffering is so
intense, which is summed up in the
word "meat," describes his latest visit -to
the camp in part as follows:
"The patients were lodged In large
thatched bandas and were divided ac-
cording to sex and the various stages
of the disease. In one inclosure we.
saw a number of infants, in whom the
first outward signs of the scourge were
just appearing. Unawares of their im
pending doom, the little black mites
played and romped to their hearts'
content" in . the shade of the banana
grove, and only the swelled glands at
the base of their necks showed that
their fate was sealed. It was sad. in
deed, to think that in a short time
those merry peals of laughter would
gradually become more and more rare
and that all those poor little creature
In whom tho joy cf Hie was so skronyw
would after a year or two of misery
be laid in the crowded cemetery that
I could just see between the trees.
Sick Prefer Hot Sun
"In a row of sheds surrounded by
the banana groves which supplied
food for the patients, we saw numbers
of those who had reached the second
stage of the disease. Most of them
appeared to be suffering intensely.
They seemed to shun the cool shade
of the broad thatched roofs and pre
ferred to sit or lie in the full blaze of
the noonday sun. Even there many
of them shivered almost constantly,
and drew about their emaciated limbs .
the brown rags of bark cloth which
partly covered them. Their drawn
features and haggard eyes testified to
the gnawing pains that almost con
stantly afflicted them, and the un
happy creatures appeared to have spe
cial dread of being touched. Many of
them were in the peculiar state of
lethargy which has, doubtless, been
responsible for the misleading name
by which the disease has become com
monly known. . Unfortunately, sound
sleep rarely comes to the relief of the
doomed ones, and the torpor in which
they lie comes from the constant
strain of never-ceasing pain.
"Many of them. In an unguarded
moment, put an end to their miserable
lives, and it Is a wonder that more of
them do not do likewise. ; ,-y
"Farther 'ia we came to those who
were ia the last stages of the disease.
They were- lying about on beds of
withered leases and reached a degree
of macla t ion that was horrible to see.
The unhappy creatures looked like
skeletons, and only their doleful
moanin.es Indicated the presence of
life in the wretched remains.. A few,
in whom nature was struggling hard,
had gone raving mad, and in spite of.
the tact that the poor creatures had .
perforce to be chained to the heavy
logs to prevent their doing harm, one
almost envied them their insensibility
to the tortures that afflicted their fel
low victims. The frenzied laughter of
these unfortunates seemed particular
ly dreadful In that abode of suffering
.and death. '
Over 200,000 Are Dead
"It Is generally accepted that a
variety of the tsetse fly, the Gossina
Falpalis. Is the principal, if not the
only agent for the transmission of the
disease. This fly exists in enormous
numbers on the shores of Lake Vic
toria Nyanza and also on the borders
of other lakes and rivers of Uganda.
Its habitation, however. Is restricted
to a narrow growth, adjoining water,
and a width of two miles is believed
to. be the limit of the infested zones.
Out of some 300.000 souls inhabiting
the shores of Victoria Nyanza and the '
islands in the great lake, over 200.000
have already been swept out of exist-,
ence, and it remains to be seen
whether the remainder can still be
saved.
Japan-has 2,237 banks, with 285MV
334 capital.
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