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Massacre of Christians at Alex
andretta Witnessed by
Turkish Troops.
Several American Mission Houses
Burned..The Missionaries
Suspicion Grows That the Move
ment Is Directed Against
All Christians.
ROME, NOT. 18.—A dispatch received
here from Alexandretta, Northern
Syria, says that a massacre of Christians
has occurred in the vicinity of that
town, and in the presence of 300 Turk
ish soldiers, who did not render any
assistence. It is added that the Euro
pean residents of Alexandretta are in
800 persons were massacred by the Mus
sulmans at Kharput and eight out of
twelve buildings belonging to the
American missions were sacked and
burned. The missionaries, however,
From Missionary Soare*.
BOSTON, Nov. 18.—The following
cablegram was received by the Ameri
can Borad of Foreign Missions from
Rev. H. C. Dwight of Constantinople,
by way of Philipopolis:
Five hundred were killed in Harpoot,
eight of twelve mission buildings
burned lives spared houses stripped
Turks will regard this test of intention
of United States to defend missions. No
missionaries anywhere killed villages
even*where desolate people naked and
6tan*ing. Instant help.
Olncy Receives Confirmation.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 18. Secretary
Olney has received a cablegram from
United States Minister'Terrell, confirm
ing the Associated Press reports from
Constantinople concerning the massacre
of 800 persons by the Mussulmans at
Harpoot and the destruction of a large
amount of American mission property.
further News Regarding the
In Northern Syria.
Nov. 18.—The news from the different
provinces of Asia1 Minor continues to be
grave, confirming beyond doubt the
impression which has prevailed here for
a long time past, that the movement
has now assumed proportions which
have placed it beyond the control of the
Turkish authorities, even if the latter
were really desirous of punishing the
Mussulmans for massacreing Arme
nians. In fact it is considered very
doubtful whether the Turkish troop*
would fire oil Mussulmans if they should
be ordered to do so. It is now known
that there are
About Eight Hundred Victims
of the Kharput massacre and that eight
of the 12 buildings belonging to the
American missionaries were sacked and
burned in spite of the assurances of the
porte to the United States ambassador,
Mr. Alexander W. Terrell, that the
lives and property of the Americans
would be protected, and although it was
announced that the Turkish gendarmes
had been detailed to guard them. The
missionari&s, however, escaped and are
now in a place of safety.
Mr. Terrell has notified the porte that
the United States will hold it responsi
ble for the lives of its missionaries.
buffer From Cold and Hunger.
The inhabitants around Kharput are
in a state of great distress from hunger
and if cold weather were to set in sud
denly there would be much more suf
fering and considerable loss of life.
From Guran, in the village of Sivas,
where the Kurds have been besnegiug
4.090 Armenians, it is reported that all
the Armenians have been massacred.
In the district of Mardin, where there
is a large Christian population of Chal
deans and Syrians, a number of villages
have been burned to the ground, the
people are destitute and suffering from
sickness due to exposure and hunger.
This outbreak is regarded here as be
ing significant, and as indicating that a
systematic campaign, directed from
Yildiz Kiosk,
Against All Christians
and not against the Armenian Chris
tians in particular, as has generally
been believed to be the case. This puts
quite a different and more serious com
plexion on the whole matter, and is a
feature which will immediately attract
the attention of the powers, even if it
has not already done so.
At Sivas and elsewhere, the Turks
have claimed that the Armeaians were
the aggressors, and that the former
simply defended themselves when at
tacked by the latter. Th*1 weakness of
this plea can be judged from the fact
that during the recent massacre at Sivas
800 Armenians were killed, and only 16
Turks met death during the rioting. It
is therefore safe to presume that it was
a massacre, pure and simple, and not an
ordinary disturbance whichjresulted in
such great loss of life among the Arme
Will Occupy Tar
ions portions.
Ko definite action is known to have
been taken by the ambassadors of the
powers, but it is reported that they will
join in a note to the porte informing the
government of the sultan that in spite
of the remonstrances and recommenda
tions of the powers, matters have now
reached a stage in Asia Minor where it
that the sultan's authority is
not sufficient to quell the repeated dis
turbances which are breaking out, and
it has become necessary for the powers
in the interests ol' Christianity and hu
manity, to put an end to theso disorders
by occupying jointly various portions of
the Turkish empire, until order Is fully
restored and a better system of govern
ment is inaugurated.
Will Make Great Showing.
In order to carry out the policy of the
powers, the most powerful fleet ever
gathered together is being assembled at
Salonica bay. It will consist of about
80 British warships, including a dozen
battleships of the first class: a dozen or
so French ships, including half a dozen
battleships 12 Russian warships, of
which four will be battleships eight
Italian warships, of which four at least
will be battleships, and several Austrian
and German warships.
The British fleet included the flower
of the British navy, and is constantly
being reinforced.,
A Matter Which Will lie Discussed by
Siorx Crrr, la., Nov. 18.—An effort
is being mad" bv prominent Iowa edu
cators for a convention of teachers and
state and county superintendents of
schools all over the Northwest to dis
cuss the question of Indian education
in general, and particularly the advisa
bility of abolishing the Indian schools
and takfng the pupils into the schools
attended by the whites. The subject
was first brought to the attention of the
interested parties by the last annual re
port of Dr. W. N. Hailman, superin
tendent of Indian schools. The ma
jority of educators, At least in Iowa, in
cline to the opinion that no harm can
come to white children by the adoption
of the plan, while the Indians would be
undoubtedly greatly benefited by it.
The convention, if it is decided to hold
one, will take place during the coming
winter at somo central point, probably
in this state.
Troops Fire Into a Crowd of People at
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., NOT. 18.—A spe­
cial from Bogota dated Nov. 13 says:
Heavy firing in the barracks drew an
immense crowd which was ordered to
disperse. The crowd was so large that
it was impossible to move quickly and
the impatient officers ordered the troops
to charge bayonets, which they did,
but, meeting with resistance, and five
shots being fired from the crowd, the
troops began firing upon the people. A
regular battle ensued and the crowd,
being unarmed, wefe obliged to flee,
leaving 28 killed and wounded. The
cause of the firing in the barracks was
that part of the guard had attempted to
desert and resisted when arrested
Fourteen were shot.
Decided That It Wilt be Helt From
Jan. 21 to Jan. 29.
ST. PAUL, NOV. 18.—The Winter Car­
nival association officers and directors
held a meeting and selected Jan. 21 to
21) inclusive as the time for holding the
carnival. «T. J. Parker resigned as the
president of the carnival committee,
and Dr. C. E. Bean was elected in his
stead. Major Wilkinson of Fort Snell
ing suggested thar the river was the
pro]er ace for the ice fort, and a band
of Fort Totten Indians should be se
cured to man it. Several other details
were discussed.
Brussels Cashier Robbed the Bank of
BRUSSELS, NOV. is —The board of
directors of the Societe Generale, a big
banking institution of this city, re
cently discovered that it had been
robbed of $2,500,000. The cashier was
subsequently arrested in Paris, con
fessed to stealing the money and at
tributed his losses to speculations on
the bourse.
Captain Wheeler's Sentence Suspended.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 1,8.—Captain
E. A. Wheeler of La Crescent was to
have been sentenced for shooting
Charles Goudolf in June last. His sen
tence would have been light, as only
assault was proved on account of the
plea of self defense, but his attorneys
presented affidavits that a juror had ex
pressed a prejudicial opinion before the
trial. On this account sentence was
suspended and Dec. 3 set to hear argu
Main Con«plrator Brought BML
DULUTH, Nov. 18.—Harry Smith.
Pant on Watson's embezzling clerk,
has been brought back irom Chicago.
It is understood that the defalcation^
by various clerks thus far discovered
have reached §1,000, and that many
more are implicated than was at lirsi
supposed. There will probably be somr
sensational developments within a day
or two.
Van Sant May Be a Candidate.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18.—Captain Van
Sant. speaker of the Minnesota legisla
ture, asked whether he should be a can
didate for governor replied insubsta-ice,
that it was too early to say anything
definite. He might conclude to com-
oat as an active candidate later.
Jud^e Kelly of the Ramsey
County District Court Files
a Decision
In Which He Enjoines Consum
mation of Great Northern
Northern Pacific DeaL
He Goes Fully Into the Merits
of the Case in His Mem
ST. PAUL, NOV. 18.—In a decision
just filed in the case of the state of
Minnesota against the Great Northern
road, Judge Kelly grants the applica
tion for an injunction prayed by the
state to prevent the consumation of the
traffic arrangement proposed between
the Great Northern road and the North
ern Pacific road.
This decision is directly opposed tc
that made by Judge Sanborn in the
United States circuit court, and the
outcome of the final decision on appeal
will be anticipated with interest.
Really a Final Decision.
While the case swings on what ap
pears to be a preliminary motion, that
for an injunction, the decision virtu
ally determines the whole subject, sinct
it goes thoroughly into the matter, dis
cussing the whole body of the argument
for and against the legality and pro
priety of the proposed arrangement.
The decision will be read with inter
est by the lawyers and railroad men in
the United States. Judge Kelly is one
of the most concientious, careful, con
servative and painstaking judges in the
state, and his decision will have great
weight in the ultimate determination
on appeal.
The Points of the Decision.
The points of his decision are:
The proposed traffic arrangement ia
a consolidation.
Under the laws of the State of Min
nesota the Great Northern and the
Northern Pacific roads are parallel and
competing lines.
The traffic arrangement is, therefore,
contrary to the public policy .of the
state and the general laws of 1874 and
The defendant's charter does not con
tain either in express terms or by neces
sary implication the right to make such
agreement or consolidation.
Tli at if any such power was evei
given the charter was subject to amend
ment by the legislature and the laws re
ferred to.
Decision of the Minnesota Supreme Conrt
on a Blacklisting Case.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 18.—The state supreme
oourt has handed down an opinion by
Chief Justice Start of considerable in
terest. It grows out of the great A. R.
U. strike of 1894.
John Wilkes, 18 years old, was em
ployed as a machinist in the shops ot
the Chicago Great Western Railway
company at South St. Paul. He had
been employed there two years prior to
June 27, 1894, upon which date he was
thrown out of employment on account
of the strike. Following the conclusion
of the strike on July 17, the original
complaint, on file in the Ramsey county
district court, alleges that Wilkes was
blacklisted by C. Shields, as superin
tendent of the road.
Was a Ddggorous Agitator.
The complain! does not say in so
many words tlia% Wilkes was black
listed, but it does state that Shields
caused to be posted in the South St.
Paul machine works a bulletin, bearing
among others, the name of John Wilkes,
which had printed on its face words
charging Wilkes with being "A dan
gerous, able and seditious agitator, and
responsible for a great deal of the
trouble at South St. Paul." Wilkes
considered himself damaged through
this publication to the extent of $35,000,
and through his guardian, James
Wilkes, he brought an action in the
district court of Ramsey county against
Shields to recover that amount. Shields
demurred to the complaint on the
ground that it did not state sufficient
Words of Otis W«r« Wise.
The demurrer was argued before
Judge Otis, and on Oct. 24,1894. He is
sued an order overruling the demurrer,
in which he used some very forcible
language. This language Judge Start
quotes and commends, concluding:
"The actionable quality of the words
used iu this publication is manifest on
its face and it was not necessary to al
lege any estrinsic facts and ciroum•
stances to show their meaning."
Thus the order of the lower court is
affirmed ana the case will now come on
for trial in the Ramsey county district
courts on its merits.
wanted Rome of the Hprcckela Money.
Spree kels, the sugar king, was visited
by an insane man, who demanded
$600,000 in gold. The man, who gave
the name of C. W. Lockland, called at
Spreekels' office and demanded that the
money be given him iu return for dam
ages sustained while working on a rail
road of which Spreekels is present
By a subterfuge he was induced to ^ieave
the room and was immediately arrertfcL
R. Xu Gault, the Canadian cotton
king, died of Bright's disease at Mon
Two heirs to the Earl of Antrim es
tates in Ireland have turned up at Fort
Scott, Kan.
The official vote of Kentccky, except
ing one county, shows a Democratic
loss of 48,000.
Allison says that Iowa will present
his name to the Republican national
Convention for president.
L. Von Hoffman & Co. have with
drawn from the sub-treasury $1,700,000
gold which they will ship by the steam
ship Etruriu.
The Shan n trust has expired by lim
itation and the heirs of the late William
Sharon will now come into possession
of their share of the big estate.
The British steamer Leo, from Odessa
for CojH'nhageii, has foundered off the
coast of Denmark. Fifteen out of sW
persons on board were drowned.
Those Against McCord, Heydianf, Hroil
erick and Others at Madison.
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 18.—One of the
first cases to come before the United
States court when it meets next Tuesday
will be that of the United States versus
Arthur R. Osborn, Robert C. Heydlauf,
receiver of the Ashland land office under
President Harrison, Warren E. McCor\
brother of the ex-congressman, Henry
J. Box, Richard Broderiek and alout .'ill
others, alleged to be their agents, in de
frauding the government of valuable
pine lands near Ashland. All these
parties wer-- indicted about a year ago.
To lie Tried on Its Merits.
The demurrer to the complaint was
overruled by Judge Bunn at the spring
term of court, and the case now comes
up for trial on its merits. The charge
is conspiracy to defraud the government,
it being alleged that the parties named
secured the other defendants to file on
lands supposedly for their own benefit,
but in realiiy to enable the principal
defendants to secure the timber grow
ing on the lands. There will be a hot
legal fight over the case.
Milwaukee Grain.
FLOUR—Vtry dull
WHEAT-No. 2 spring. o7o No. 1
Northern, 58$c Ma\, olfc.
CORN—No. 3,
OATS—No. 2 white, 19^c No. 3 white,
WHEAT—Cash No. 1 hard, 65fc No.
1 Northern, 54$c No. 2 Northern, 31^3
50^c No. 2 spring, 49^03Oc rejected,
87(§46jc. To arrive—No. 1 hard,
3**:,. 4*«
Minneapolis Grain.
MINNKAPOLIS, Nov. 10,1893.
WHEAT—November closed at
December, 58Kc May, 57^@5r$tfc. On
Track—No. 1 hard, No. i Northern,
6bKc No. 2 Northern, 2]ix
No. 1 Northern, M%c November No. 1
hard, t5c No. 1 Northern, 54Xc Decem
ber No. 1 hard, .r5}^c No. 1 Northern,
64^c May No. 1 Northern, 58J£a.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, NOV. 15, 18»3
HOGS—Market was steady and active.
Range of prices
CATTLE—Light stockers and heavy
feeders firm aud active medium weight
steers slow, common butcher stuff aud
cannern.slow more heavy feeders wanted.
SHi£EP—Market s e idy on good sheep
and lamb. common very dull.
Receipt*: Hogs, 2, ^00: cuttle, 80.
Chicago Uulon Stock Yard*.
Nov. ltf, 1895.
HOGS—Market active and firm at yes
terday's close.
Sales ranged at J.70 for light
|3.45(o 3.7 for mixed j'or heavy
packing and shipping lots $3.40® 1.50 tor
CATTLE—Market uctive at yesterday's
$3.1i)(a i
9-j cows and heifers,
$1.4 (ti3.tS0: Texas steers, 12.70^3.35 West
erns, £2.90 blockers und feeders,
|2.2 .(#3.65.
SHEEP—Market hte.idy.
Receipts: Hogs, 23,000 cattle, 450
bheep, 2,500.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
CHIC.UJO, NOV. 1,0 18^5.
WHEAT—November, 57c Dooembor,
[email protected]")7^c May, 6'Jic.
CORN—November, December,
27tfc May, 99
OATS Novvmb ?r, ISc December,
lSVic May, 20%c.
PORK—November, 18.00 December,
|8w07^' January,#y.03^9.07^ May,$y 423*.
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