The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, November 27, 1895, Image 1

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frcparattoas in Progress for the
Opening of Congress.
Foreign Affairs Will Be the Leading
, 1'oatures Contests for Ilonso of
fices Ths South Will Forward
Numerous Election Contests.
Washington, Nov. 28. President
Cleveland and the members of his cabi
net, with the exception of Secretary
Morton, who is in Nebraska, assembled
at the white house today for their reg
ular semi-weekly meeting;. Secretary
Olney remained with the president
some time after, the others had left,
presumably with reference to that part
of the annual message to congress re
latins to foreign affairs. The secre
tary of state is the only cabinet offi
cial not permitted to make a report di
rectly to congress through the presi
dent. All communications as to our
foreign relations have to emanate from
the president and usually take the first
I place In the president's mw"Er The
1 only exception was when Mr. Cleve
! land, during his first term, sent in ins
j celebrated tariff message and remitted
! nil questions of foreign pulley to sub
sequent special messages.
There Is every reason to believe that
foreign affairs the Venezuelan and
Alaskan boundary matters, the Cuban
revolution, the perilous position of
American missionaries in Turkey and
othe engrossing topics will load off In
the presidential message for 1835. It is
understood that the document will be
somewhat longer than usual. It will,
of course, not be sent to congreoa until
after time hai beon glvon for an or
ganization to b effected. This im
plies that Tuesday next Just a-j soon
aftor 12 o'clock as the respective com
mittees deputed to on President
Cleveland can make the'.r eporta, will
ho the earliest date at which asslctant
Scretary Prude can announce "a
message in wrltln.T from the president
of the United BtateaV
Contest for Hnusa Offices.
There are the ucual conflicting raports
today reecrdlnp" the contest for the
House olHces. With ths arrival of one
hundred Republican members the Hnea
are being more tightly drawn and
greater Interest is excited as to the re
sult. One of the reports in circulation
today was that tho defeated candidate
for clerk would probably be given the
office of nergeant-at-arme as a com
pensation for hla failure to secure the
office of Ms choice. The two candidates
for this place are ex-menrbera. One Is
Mr. McDowell, of Pennsylvania, and the
other General Henderson, of Illinois.
So far 83 can be learned there is no
basis for the belief that the clerkship
will be settled in mis manner. Mr.
McDowell flatly cays that he will be a
party to no such arrangement.
General Henderson's friends adopt a
conservative tone In discussing his
chances. Their candidate Is a man of
great popularity who is widely known
to public men as a result of bis long
service of twenty years In the House.
It Is said mat Mr. McDowell, and the
other members of his combination, will
enter the caucus with the twenty-eight
votes of Pennsylvania, the twenty-eight
of New York, and the ten from Missouri,
absolutely certain. The eight New Jer
sey votes are claimed for the combina
tion. Eight of the Massachusetts mem
ber's are said to be committed to them.
In addition to a sufficient number of
votes whose location it is not now de
sirable to make public, which will in
sure McDowell's election. .
' Mr. Heed In Demand.
Washington, Nov. 28. If Thomas B.
Reed had doubts about his unanimous
nomination as speaker by the Repub
lican caucus next Saturday night they
would speedily be dispelled by the
amount and character of the mail that
weighs down the postman whose tour
Includes the Shoreham. Every one of
the 244 Republican members-elect ap
pear to have called on. all their friends
to present their qualifications for com
mittee assignments to the coming
speaker, who Is working his clerk and
I his stenographer extra time trying to
return simple acknowledgements for
the numerous suggestions. About 100
Republican members, most of them liv
ing west of New Tork, are already here
and half of them have paid their re
spects to Mr. Reed. The ex-speaker
was cordial, but he confided to no one
his intentions regarding committees,
which his visitors so persistently
Mueh of the Time of the Noxt Ilonso Will
Do Consumed In Listening to Contested
Election Testimony.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Nov. 26. Much of the
time of the next House will be devoted
to settling contested elections. Testi
mony In twenty-nine cases has been re
ceived at the clerk's office. They are as
follows: ' j
Alabama Third district, Robinson vs.
Harrison; Fourth district, Aldrlch vs.
Robbing; Fifth district, Godwin vs.
Cobb: Ninth district, Aldrlch vs. Under
wood. Ueorgia Seventh district, Felton vs.
Maddox. 4 - . .
Illinois Third dlsrlM. Belknap vs. Mc
Oann; Sixteenth district, Rinaker vs.
Downing. .-
Kentucky Seventh district. Denny vs.
Owens; Tenth district, Hopkins vs. Ken
dall. Laulsinnn Second district, Coleman vs.
Buck; Third district, Beattlo vs. Price;
Fifth district. Benoit vs. Boatner.
Maryland-Third district, Booze vs.
Missouri Fifth district, Van Horn -vs.
New York-Eighth district, Mitchell vs.
Walsh; Ninth district, Campbell vs.
North Carolina Second district, Cheat
ham vs. Woodward; Third district,
Thompson vs. Shaw; Sixth district, Mar.
tin vs. Look hart.
South Carolina First district, Murray
vs. Elliott; Third district. Moorman vs.
Latimer; Sixth district, Wilson vs. lie
Laurln; Seventh) district, Johnston vs.
Stokes. '
Texas Sixth district, Kearby ' vs. Ab
bott; Tenth district, Rosenthal vs. Crow-
lev'lrglnla Fourth ' district, Thorp- vs.
McKenney: Fifth district, domett vs.
Swaaeon; Sixth district, Hoge vs. Otey;
Tenth district, Yost vs. Tucker.
Thef Will Hot Bo Prepared for Delivery
Until February.
Washington, ; Nov. 26. The comple
tion of the steel engraved world's fair
diplomas was the occasion for a cele
bration and a banauet at Reuter's by
the employes of the award division of
the government . printing office - last
night. The members of this division
have been at work for many months
upon the diplomat, which will be
scattered to every civilised country on
the face of the globe.
. There are 28,000 of - these diplomas
and each one hat to be printed by hand,
nd as the output of the division Is but
110 a day it has taken a long time to
complete the war. The end of the
uL uad :iacticully been reached, but
the diplomas will not be ready for de
livery before February.
It May Cost Thousands of Dollars to Re
pair tho Texas, .
Washington, Nov. !. Although the
damage to the battleship Texas, which
was severely strained when being dry
docked in Brooklyn a short time ago
may be of a very serious character, it
is an easy matter to see that among
the construction corps of the navy de
partment there is very little regret over
the accident.
The Texas was not designed upon
plans drawn by American naval con
structors, but was one of Secretary
Whitney's schemes for building up the
new navy upon what he considered to
be the line of British naval architec
tural progress. He paid $27,000 for the
plans and had the vessel built at the
navy yard in Norfolk. It has been a
hoodoo from the start. Half a dozen
accidents have occurred to her and
only last summer two men were killed
by a lightning stroke while at work
upon her hull. The Texas is by no
means a type of the new navy but Is
as foreign to the other ships as her
plans were to the construction bureau.
It will probably cost a great many
thousands of dollars to put her even
in as good shape as she was in when
she made the trip from Norfolk to New
York, but the department Is reticent
concerning the extent of the damages,
and it Is unlikely that the real facts
will be known for some time to come.
Secretary May Be Questioned Rogardlng
the Stopping of the Gratnlty.
Washington. Nov. 26. Some of the
incoming members are talking of haul
ing Secretary Morton over the. coals
because of the position which he has
taken In the matter of the distribu
tion of seeds.
They point out that the law Is Im
perative on the subject and that the act
which made an appropriation for the
purchase of seeds also stlnulated that
the packages should be ready for dis
tribution by the 10th of January. On
tho other hand, however, there are
scores of members, especially those
representing suburban districts, who
declare that the seed scheme, as it has
bees conducted for tho past twenty
years. Is a humbug and a fraud.
The man who represents the Bowery
district In New York, for Instance, has
absolutely no use for the ten or twelve
thousand packages of seeds which
have annually been assigned to him.
The abuse which grew up from the
printing of tons of useless literature
has been In a measure corrected by
the new printing law which went into
effect last spring but it was only by the
arbitrary action of the secretary of
agriculture that the seed folly was
Mutilated Bills to the Value of S3, 750
. Kedoemed .at Washington. .
Washington, Nov.' . 26.-Among. the
bills recently presented for redemption
at the United States treasury were ten
of $100 denomination, one of $500, one of
$1,000 and five of $50. They were nibbled
around the edges, but enough re
mained to render them good. This
$2,750 constituted a mouse's nest. The
bills had been laid away In a trunk,
and when the owner went to look for
them they wer gone.
Search was Instituted, but no trace
of them could be found. Finally a
mouse hole was noticed through the
bottom of the trunk, leading under the
floor. The boards were taken up and
a mouse scampered away, leaving five
little pink and white creatures too
young to walk lying on the pile of
Virginia Man's Offering for Mr. Cleve
land's Thanksgiving Meal.
Washington, Nov. 26. Henry Harri
son, of Leesburg, Va., who owns a fish
ing ground which President Cleveland
occasionally visits, came to Washington
yesterday to present a Thanksgiving
turkey to the President's family. While
it was accepted with thanks, there Is no
proof that it will grace the presidential
board Thursday.
A leading citizen of Rhode Island for
many years has sent a large Thanks
giving turkey to the White House with
out regard to the politics of the occu
pant. He has not yet been heard from
this year. The turkey he sent last year
was given to the servants at the White
House and this may have cooled his en
Hugh MeCorraiak and Miss Rockefeller
Are Mndo One-A Reception Without
the Groom.
New York, Nov. 26. Miss Edith
Rockefeller, younge'st daughter of Johp
D. Rockefeller, the Standard old mag
nate, and one of the greatest heiresses
in the world, was married at noon
today in the Buckingham Hotel to
Harold F. McCormlck, son of Chris
McCormlck, the millionaire "reaper
king," of Chicago. '
The Fifth Avenue Baptist church had
been magnificently decorated, and over
1,000 Invitations had been issued to the
wedding. An attack of pleurisy with
threatened pnuemonla, however, kept
Mr. McCormlck In his rooms at the
Buckingham, and. In consequence the
invitations to the church were recalled
as far as possible last night, and in
stead the marriase was solemnized In
Mr. McCormlck's apartments at the
hotel. Mr. McCormlck wan able to arise
and dress and met Miss Rockefeller in
the apartments, and the marriage was
held, and they were made man and
wife by the Rev. Dr. Faunce, who was
assisted by Dr. Hall. Only the Imme
diate friends and relatives of the two
families were present at the ceremony.
Miss Alta Rockefeller, sister of the
bride, was to have been maid of honor
at the church wedding and the brides
maids were Miss Emma Rockefeller,
a cousin of the bride, Miss Carrie Mc
Cormlck, of Chicago, a cousin of Mr.
McCormlck, the Misses Scott and Miss
Caldwell, of New York, and Miss
Prances Adams, of Boston. Mr. Mc
Cormlck's best man was his brother,
Stanley McCormlck, and the ushers
were John D. Rockefeller, Jr... the
bride's brother, John Chapman, cousin
of the groom, and Turlington Harvey,
of -Chicago, Vance McCormlck, of Har
rlsburg, cousin of the groom, Oerrard
Herrlck and Howard Colby, of New
York, James -Blair, of Scranton. Pa.,
and Jacob Otto, of Buffalo. After the
ceremony, as It was raining hard, his
physicians advised Mr. McCormlck not
to leave the house. ' The newly wedded
bride and tho bridal party then drove
to Mr. Rockefeller's . residence, or)
Forty-fourth street, and a .reception
was held there without the groom:
Miss Rockefeller Is ail attractive
young woman of 24 years. She takes
great interest In athletic sports, and is
accomplishes in swimming, saating,
riding and driving.
first Storms of Winter Accompanied
by High Winds.
Houses are Unroofed and Trees l'p-rooted-Telegraph
Serviee Is Bsdly
Crippled and Lake and River
- Navigation is Interfered with.
Port Huron, Mich., Nov.' 26. The
wind reached a velocity of seventy
miles an hour here this morning. Sev
eral houses were unroofed and trees
and teleDhone wires carried down. The
water in St. Clair river lowered one
and a half feet, which has not occurred
In years. Snow Is nearly a foot deep
and street car and railroad service 1b
greatly delayed.
Cincinnati, O.. Nov. 26. A terrific
wind storm swept over this section last
night causing considerable damage to
property. Trees were usrooted, build
ings unroofed or wrecked, telegraph
poles and wires blown down and sev
eral boats In the river were torn from
their moorings and set adrift. The
watchman and crews of packets and
tow boats were all aboard and con
sternation reigned among them. None
of tthe boats had steam up, and they
were therefore left to the mercy of the
gale after the lines had 'parted. Just
above the Big Sandy wharf boat were
moored the steamers T. J. O'Connell,
Rob Roy and Lee Brooks. The shore
lines of all three were snapped and
when the wind subsided they were all
in a bunch at Brown's Coal Fleet, a
distance of fully half a mile.
A $4,000 barge was sunk at the marine
dry dock. Nearly a hundred empty
barges were set adrift from the Queen
City landing, at the foot of Washing
ton street. The damage in the river
here will amount to $10,000.
Storm Moves Westward.
Buffalo, Nov. 26. High winds pre
vail here. The telegraph companies are
experiencing great trouble in getting
off business. Wires are down in all di
rections. Canada Is practically cut off
from communication with the United
States at this point.
The lake is very high at this point.
The water is over the breakwater at
the entrance to the harbor, and freight
Is being taken up to the second stories
of the transfer houses, which are In
undated on the ground floors. The
harbor has risen to an almoBt unprece
dented height.
Troy, Nov. 26. The most boisterous
wind storm of the season passed over
Troy and vicinity last night and early
this morning. It was accompanied
part of the time by rain. Signs and
roofs suffered to some extent. The
wind has been extremely warm. Busi
ness on the upper Hudson has been de
layed by the storm, navigation being
very difficult.
Saratoga, Nov. 26. The thermometer
stood at sixty-two degrees this morn
ing, .which is remarkably warm (or this
region at this time of the year.
Wllllamsport, Pa.. Nov. 2t.i-Llght
rains have prevailed throughout this
section for seventytwo hours, and the
small streams that have been dry for
four months are showing signs of re
viving life. Reports from along the
Susquehanna river as far west as Clear
field Indicate considerable rise, and the
lumber men are hopeful of getting In
the 45.000,000 feet of logs. The big
"splash" on the Lockhaven dam, which
held an artificial flood four feet high,
was broken to-day, and the water Is ex
pected to drive all the logs into the
boom that are stranded between here
and that city. If the logs get In, the
saw-mllla here will begin running night
and day immediately.
Many Shocking Instances of Immorality
Drought to Light by the Investigation
of tho Anti-Cruelty Society.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 26. The antl
Cruclty society Investigation was re
sumed this morning. State Charity
Commissioner Francis J. Horrence pre
sided. Dr. J. O. Flower was the prin
cipal examiner. The most Important
incident of the morning developed sub
rosa. Commissioner Torrence and Dr.
Flower were summoned to another
room, where they met privately a
young girl, formerly connected with
the society, and who has been prom
inently mentioned In the scandal. The
girl told the officials who was respon
sible for her condition, and made a
clean confession, sensational in the ex
treme. She will probably go on the
stand and repeat her statements made
in private. In the testimony offered
this morning, It was stated that Fred
Dorrent, son of D. E. Dorrent, secre
tary of the society, had taken a girl
from the Anti-Cruelty home to a house
of shady character. Other testimony
of like import and much of it, was
brought out against the elder Dorrent.
The prosecution has been unable, as
yet to locate D. E. Dorrent and Lizzie
McMillan. They were seen together
late yesterday afternoon, but the ef
forts of special officers to locate them
and serve subpoenas have-been fruit
less. Their absence is considered sig
nificant. The attendnnoe at the morn
ing session was small. It was noted
also that some of the directors of the
society were conspicuous by their un
explained absence.
Prior to the opening of the afternoon
session Lily Simmons made affidavit
Implicating Secretary N. E. Dorrent. of
the anti-Cruelty society. In her ruin.
On the strength of this affidavit, Dis
trict Attorney Haymaker at once is
sued a warrant for the arrest of Dor
rent. Peter Kuns, an ex-agent of the so
ciety, in his evidence, stated that when
Dorrent made his first report to the
state board of charities, the figures
were falsified to show an apparent de
ficit of $260, between the expenditures
and the state appropriation, when In
fact there was an actual surplus.
M. J. Dean, the organist of the so
ciety, testified that he was compelled
to sever his connections with the so
ciety on account of Secretary Dorrent's
shocking Immorality. The testimony
of ex-Matron Dachroth was so Immoral
that the lady asked to be excused from
giving it In public and a commissioner
was appointed to take her evidence In
Dorrent has not yet been located. 1
Commissioner Torrence said he would
submit the evidence In hand to the state
board of charities and would advise that
a portion of It be referred to the district
attorney. The state board of charities
will meet Thursday of next week In
Philadelphia Warrants have been is
sued for the arrest of ex-Secretary N.
K. Dorrent and Miss Llssle McMillan.
Their whereabouts have not yet been
ascertained, but It Is believed they are
yet In the city and that their apprehen
sion Is only a matter of a few hours.
- Gold from Rami Districts.
Atlantic City, N. J., Wev. M.-The First
National bank of this city, in response to
I a call made by Secretary Carlisle, shlpoed
iAM la gold t the ittfc-tmuery in New
York city.. T0 bank officials expect to
follow the shipment with a similar amount
in a few weeks.
Freight Train Separates and Kuns To
getber with Disastrous Results.
Lima, O., Nov. 26. A very bad
wreck was caused on the Pennsylvania
railroad near Richie, west of this city,
by a freight train breaking in two and
running together. The train carried a
verry larg'.- quantity of stock and the
stockmen, A. S. Welson, of Marengo,
ta.; N. C. Vance, of Martin's 'Ferry, O.,
and J. D. Weber, of Decatur, Ind.. who
were In the caboose, were seriously In
jured. Tim conductor, J. P. Herron, was
hurled through one of the caboose win
dows and tadly hurt Flagman Watt,
was sitting on top of the caboose and
wus thrown about seventy-five feet and
Injured Internally.
Bullets front the Revolver of a Would-be
Murderer Glance Off from Miss Plato's
Newark, N. J., Nov. 26. Arlington
Heights was the scene of a shooting af
fray this afternoon, which resulted In
the mortal wounding of Thomas Colt
and the narrow escape from fatal In
Jury of Miss Carrie Plate, daughter of
the late Henry D. Plate. Colt, for rea
sons that have not been explained,
shot Miss Plate and immediately af
terwards sent a bullet crashlns Into
his own head.
Colt, who Is 38 years of age, was a
frequent caller at the Plate mansion,
one of the most conspicuous dwelling
houses in West Arlington.
About an hour prior to the shooting
Colt and Miss Plate boarded a street
car near the Erie bridge. At that time
there were two women. In the car,
and they were acquainted with Colt
and Miss Plate. The quartette chat
ted and laughed merrily, and neither
Colt nor Miss Plate acted as If they
ever hrtd a' care on their minds. Colt
and his companions, on leaving the
car started toward Magnolia avenue,
on which the Plate mansion stands.
They were at a point about 300 feet
west of Kearney avenue when Colt
drew a revolver and fired at his com
panion. The bullet penetrated the
fleshy part of her arm. She screamed
and turned to escape, when her assail
ant fired a?aln. The. bullet this time
struck Miss Plate at the base of the
spine, but her corsets and the heavy
dress soods she wore probably saved
her ltfe, as the leaden missile glanced
off and fell to the ground. 'A third
time Colt fired but the bullet missed
Its mark. Colt then turned the weapon
toward himself, and sent a bullet Into
his own head. The young woman was
able to walk to her home. Colt was
sent to St. Michael's hospital. Little
or no hopes of his recovery are enter
tained. It was learned this afternoon that
about a month ago Colt attempted to
shoot Mlso Plate while they were out
walking because she refused to marry
him. ...
Lately, it is said, Colt has become
very Jealous of the young lady,, and
for several days he has loitered about
the Plate residence,-his features par
tially disguised by a false moustache.
Pittsburg Rlvermen Take Advantage of
tho High Water.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov.26. All was ex
citement along the river" fronts and
Monongahela pools to-day. Hurried
preparations were being made to take
advantage of the prospective rise In the
Allegheny river which Is due here by
to-morrow morning and will probably
give the rlvermen ten feet of water.
Every available craft Is being pressed
Into service to move to southern mar
wets as much as posisble of the thirty
minion bushels of coal that during the
past seven months of drought has ac
cumulated in the harbors. Several
light tows left to-day. Last night's rain
was particularly heavy along the Alle
gheny river.
Spiritualists and Their Enemies Employ
Lending Lecturers.
Anderson, Ind., Nov. 2. The exciting
war between Indiana spiritualists and
anti-spiritualists, the latter led by El
der W.R. Covert, one of the best-known
antl-splrituallsts, has broken out again.
The Indiana association has sent for
Moses Hull, the best of all spiritualist
lecturers, and proposes to fight the
matter cut.
The members have reserved certain
nights at the Grand Opera House. Both
men are reckless with assertions re
garding each other and their Isms.
Covert has engaged the Opera House
for all of the Sundays.
Services at the House Wero Attonded by
Many Odd Fellows.
The funeral of Oeorge B. Chase was
held yesterday afternoon at the house,
526 Qulncy avenue. The services were
conducted by Rev. Drs. James McLeod
and 8. C. Logan and were attended In
a body by Lackawanna lodge. No: 291,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and
by delegations from Robert Burns and
Globe lodges.
The pall-bearers were: John T. Howe,
George F. Frutchey. Freeman Fred
erick, Israel Ruth, John Hale and Wes
ley Lannlng, all members of Lacka
wanna lodse. Burial was madejn the
Odd Fellows' plot in Forest Hill ceme
tery, where the service was conducted
by the Odd Fellows.
Interment Will Take Pisco To-morrow
' V Afternoon at 3 O'clock.
The funeral of the late Henry A.
Hess, whose death was announced In
yesterday's Tribune, will be attended
from the home of his mother, corner of
Oulncy avenue and Walnut street, at 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment
'will be made In the family plot In Forest
Hill cemetery, alongside the remains of
his father. Henry Hess, who preceded
him as outside foreman of the Pine
Brook colliery..
Besides his ' mother, the" surviving
members of the family are George W.
and William S. Hess, of the Hess
bakery; C. F. Hess, teller of the Dime
Savings ban, and Miss Amelia Hess.
The deceased was not married.
' - 1
Those Who Assessed Damages for the
" ' .. 3 Grading of New Street.
' Attorney J. Alton Davis, Thomas H.
Kelley and Charles Kocmpel, the board
of .viewers -appointed by court to as
sess damages to abutting properties In
cident to the grading of New street,
between ' Capause and Washington
avenues, filed their report ' yesterday
In the office of Prothonotary Pryor. .
It recommended damages as follows:
Catherine DeLacy, $210; M. F. Qllroy,
M87.W, Thomas P.' Jones, $605.25; W. P.
Gllroy, 417.60; H. B. Lackey, 37US;
usu Dale, tN.TI. ..
Story of tbe Butcheries Given by nn
Turkish Policemen Degln the Fight
Which Ends in 'ho Slaughter of
140 Armcntans-The Old Story
of Turkish . Oppression.
Concord. N. H., Nov. 26. Harop C.
Maggarlan, a young Armenian who
just arrived in this city, tells a graphic
story of the recent massacre In Con
stantinople, which resulted In the kill
ing and maiming of some 140 of his
countrymen by the Turkish policemen
and soldiery. He says:
My home Is in Harpoot and I was in
Constantinople us the gueat of an Armeni
an from Palu, a city on the Euphrates
river, who went there for the purpose of
trading. We were stopping in a massive
stone building, the headquarters of all
Armenians when In the city. This Is lo
cated in Itttamboul, -nnd at tho time of the
massacre was crowded with my country
men. There had been no trouble with the
authorities, and we had not the least
warning of approaching events. On the
morning of the day of the massacre my
friend and myself, with several other Ar
menians, were standing In front of the
Inn conversing, when a policeman came
along fully armed. Of course, we natur
ally looked at him. This appeared to
anger him, and culling one of the party
aside he asked If anything was wanted
of him. The man replied that nothing
was wanted; that he was merely looking;
whereupon the policeman assaulted him
wltli kicks and blows. The Armenian na
turally objected, but the only resistance
offered on his part was to seize the of
ficer's arms. While endeavoring thus to
hold him another officer put in an ap
pearance and shot the Armenian dead.
Signal for Slaughter. .
This was a signal, for scarcely had the
echoes of the shut died away when an
ambulance dashed up for the body and the
entire square was filled with soldiers, who
Immediately openod Are on every Ar
menian In sight. Immediately on the fir
ing of the first shot my companion and
myself ran inside the building and barred
the massive Irun doors. We were safe,
but through the windows of the building
we were eye witnesses of the horrible
butchery of our countrymen, who were
totally unprepared to make the loast re
sistance, and were ehot down like dogs.
For six hours the massacre continued,
and then it stopped only because the work
of killing the helpless Christians had been
well and thoroughly done. Throughout
we were In constant fear of our lives.
Assault after assault was made upon the
building, but It proved too strong, and
the attempts were at length abandoned.
In that attack 140 Armenians were killed
and injured. As they fell, they were im
mediately carried nway in the ambulance,
and when all was over the Turkish fire
men were called out, and with their hose
washed away every vestige of blood from
the pavements and destroyed all traces of
the monstrouB crime.
The escape of myself and companions
was miraculous, and was owing to the
fart that we were dressed In costumes
similar 'to the Turks, and they did not
discover that we were not of that na
tionality until we had reached the door
way of the building.
Prisoners for Dors.
In the building we were confined for ten
days, never daring to show our heads.
Finally, through the Intercession of the
foreign consuls, we were granted a limit
ed amonnt of protection and freedom.
Waiting until the excitement had died
out, myself and six others bribed a Turk
ish policeman by the payment of . seven
Turkish pounds to escort us 'to a steamer
on which we made our escape to this coun
try. It was the old story of oppression of the
Armenians by the Turks, which has con
tinued for the past 400 years. Angered by
outside Interference and the assembling
of a foreign fleet within striking distance
of Constantinople, they are wreaking
their vengeance on us. They publish to
the world that we are the aggressors in
all cases, and It Is time the world under
stood the nature of that claim. They
drive us to the last extremity, and when
we turn to protest, we are shot down and
the statement goes out from the Turkish
officials that the Armenian struck the first
blow, as It did in Justification of the Con
stantinople massacre. We are Christian.
We refuse to accept Mohammedanism.
We demand the right to worship God as
our consciences dictate. For that - Ar
menians are shot down, our crops de
stroyed, our homes ruined.
Wreck Near Steel Works Station That
Delayed Travel for a Time.
Three cars left the Delaware and
Hudson Railroad track near the Bteel
works station yesterday morning,
blockading the down track until even
ing. A box car filled with lumber and sev
eral fiat cars were being pushed Into a
switch when the trucks of one of the
cars left the track. In an Instant the
box car was on its side and the two flat
cars were also dragged from the rails.
One of the cars struck a railing that
guards a culvert at that point, which
alone prevented It from falling to the
ground, some distance below.
The passenger train due In this city
at noon was delayed half an hour by the
wreck and for the remainder of the day
all trains had to use the north-bound
track. No one was Injured.
Patrick Campbell, of Dickson City
Pnssed Away Yesterday Morning.
Patrick Campbell, who was Injured In
the Johnson No. 2 colliery at Dickson
City Monday, mention of which was
made in yesterday's Tribune, died yes
terday morning. His injuries were
caused by a fall of roof which crushed
him beneath it a few minutes before his
day's worlt was completed. Both of his
legs were broken. When forced down
ward he .fell on the point of his pick
which entered the stomach, causing
the wound that resulted In death.
Mr. Campbell was 28 years of age atrd
Is survived by a wife and one child., He
wan qne of Dickson City's progressive
citizens nnd was president of Division
No. 14, Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Tho funeral will be held on Thursday
afternoon at 2.30 from his home, on
Carmel street.
He Attempted to Cross the Track In Front
of a Moving Coal Train.
While trying to cross the railroad
track In front of a moving, coal
train at North Taylor yesterday morn
ing at 11 o'clock 9-year-old David B.
Williams fell under, the wheels and had
his legs and an arm severed from
the body. The boy died an hour later
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. David B. Williams, on Railroad
street, Taylor.
The little, fellow attended the North
Tuylor public school and during the
recess period ' went to the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad,
which runs close to the school building,
and attempted to cross in front of a
coal train with the terrible result above
described. 1
. To Determine School Holidays.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Nov. 20. A circular has
been tent out from the department of pub
lic Instruction advising school directors
that they may determine for themselves
which holidays designated by law shall
be observed as school holidays. When
the schools are open for regular Instruc
tion on the days named the time can be
counted and paid for the same as other
Our stock of Blankets Is
most complete In both size
and quality. The follow
ing prices prevail through
out this week:
10-4 White Cotton Blankets. $ St
10- 4 White and Grey Cotton
Blankets ; . , 3
11- 4 White and Grey Cotton
Blankets l 35
11- 4 White Extra Heavy Blankets 2 25
12- 4 White Extra Heavy Blankets. 2 98
11- 4 White All Wool and Shrunk.. 175
12- 4 White and Scarlet All wool
and Shrunk 4 95
11- 4 California, Plain and Damask
Border 5 50
12- 4 California, Plain and Damask
Border 6 4g
13- 4 Extra Heavy and Fine Cali
fornia 8 SO
13-4 Extra Fine California 9 75
Fancy Blankets in plain
and figured centers, suit
able for Dressing- Gowns
and Bath Robes at $2.00,
$2.98, $3.45 and $3.85.
Attractive prices in cotton
and down Comfortables.
Full Size Comfortable $ 9S
Imported Sateen White Cotton.. .. 1 0
Imported Sateen Best White Cot
ton 2 00
Crepon Elaborate Stitching 1 45
Sllkollne Four-Inch Ruffle, Hand
made s 26
Imported Sateen Down Filled.... 4 45
Fine French Sateen Down Filled fi 50
Fine French Sateen Reversible,
Down Filled 72x81 7 60
Eiderdown in plain col
ors, pink, blue, gray, car
dinal and black; also fig
ured and striped, suitable
for children's wear.
510 and 512
Always Busy,
Every Foot --
In the Family
Properly Fitted.
Our stores will be closed
Thanksgiving Day, No
vember 28.
18 Salespeople Busy Every
Day and Evening.
Open Evening. Until Jan. L
Jest Received.
A beautiful line of
Banquet Lamps, and
Brlc-a-Brac, very
suitable for a
Call and see them.:
W. J. WEICIEL, Jeweler
Ills Conversion of Two Years Ago Cele.
brated in Reseue Mission, t
Yesterday was the second annlver
ssry of Hiram Marsh in the Rescue
MP slun and the customary celebration
of Fuch an event was celebrated during;
th evening in the mission, on Franklin
avenue. Mr. Marsh is a cabinet-maker
In the employ of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western Railroad- com
Frt ni 6 to 8 o'clock a turkey supper
furnluhed by the women of the First
Presbyterian church was served in the
basement of the mission to converts)
and their families. At 8 o'clock In the.
chapel began a service of song- and ex
perlence , telling led by Mr. Marsh.
There were congregational singing, se
lections by the former glee club -of the
Young Men's Christian, association,
tenor solos by Mr. Vangorder and se
lections by the mission quartette ane
chorus. . . . .
' Remarks were made by 3. A. Lansing,
A. T. Williams, Luther Keller, A. W.
Dickson, W. J. Hand. William Mo
Clare and other officers of the mission
'or Eastern Pennsylvania, fair; tnttcM
ier, wit a com waves noruwesi wiaee