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7 LONDON THEATRICALS. voters by announcing the cloak to have been gift, not a purchase, for he would never think of irlvlnir fsoo rS4.fttiui tor a sable 0T ALL TURKISH HATE. THE CAUSE FOB THE SASSOUU MASSACEE. Keenau, Mi. M.

Ciiniilni'huni. Mii ehell. Murphv. Miss F. Armour.

.1. Calvin. Mis. A. "lU nly.

H. Kerr. M. Butler. Mi.

1.. J. O'llri M. Lynch, mi. j.

M. Miss E. ilendrieks. Miss M. Kitgen Id.

Miss A. Eagen. Miss A. Schufer. .1.

Miss M. Uuiglev. M.ss M. Gold n. W.

niell, E. Walz. Miss E. Clark. James bouherty.

LA KK WOOD'S MID SEASON. IvIOST OF TEE FESTIVITIES THERE YET TO 00312. on tho Armenian mountains, it seems beyond dispute from what I have heard from many Hps that the published stories of ferocious butchery and red horror In the Sassoun villages have at least a reasonable foundation uf truth, au.l that any change authorized by further Investigation will deal more with numbers than degree." The correspondent then continues: "If the Armenian situation either began or ended with this fact it would be simple enough to deal with, and sympathetic Christians in the western world might rest in security against the shock of a repetition of these nameless atrocities for many years to come; but however reluctant one may be to look the situation fairly in the face, it must bo admitted that the Sassoun massacre is neither the beginning nor end. It is, in fact, hardly more than an incident, and neither the report of the Turkish investigating commission nor the punishment of a few irresponsible Kurdish brigands and the promise of the porte to try to do better in future will see the end of the distressing subject. Fortunate indeed would Christian humanity be if so simple a means and so easy a remedy and barbarous, but wo know' what we are doing and why wo are doing "The financial methods of these men are almost as ingenious as their plans of political agitation.

Certain Armenians of a lower grade of mental ability are required to furnish ho many thousand piastres to the committee, and the means of obtaining the money are plainly mapped out. Here is a case in point: "A wealthy Turk in the service of the government in Constantinople received a letter one morning saying that unless he deposited 12,000 piastres in certain place within twenty four hours he would be killed. Investigation led to the discovery that the letter was written by an Armenian who had been in his employ as a trusted servant for several years. The servant confessed his guilt, but he asserted in self defense that revolutionary agitation had compelled him to write the letter under penalty of death. It was a case of choice of wills, and the poor wretch saved his life at the expense of a long term of Imprisonment.

It is believed that a great deal of money is raised in thl3 way, but whether or not this money gets beyond the pockets of the revolutionary agitators no man pretends to know. There is a theory that this money is used in the purchase of rifles and ammunition, but that is a mater known only to tho agitators themselves. "There was a story afloat in Trebizonde last week that the Armenians had received sixty cases of rifles from their friends across the frontier, but the story had a touch of vagueness about it that robbed it of its interest. cloak. Henry Irving lectured before the Royal In stitution Friday last on acting.

FOR THE BROOKLYN MATERNITY, Thanks From the Board of Managers for Contributions. Tho Brooklyn Maternity hospital board ol managers acknowledges villi thanks tho pro coeds collected from the Maternity hospital contribution boxes at tho public places named 1 be'ow. The managers hop" the public will eontinuo to remember tho iustitution and help the baby inmates. Ampin funds are needed for th completion of ut. ii uew uijmo, uow 1U couro Ol ere' iKJU in Douglass street and Washington avenue, at a cost of 50,000.

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t.ra 11I street'. .0.1 T.aurenee Carroll i afe. tiranil st eot 10 Cohitiihia theitor, IVnshinitton etreet 1'2 Star theater. lay stre 't leorce llador'a IIot l. 'Icean pnrkvvar i Snamthneesey' hotel.

Ocean parkwav lio il v. Hiram Howe, hotel. Ocean parkway h.mlevar.i .14 llrmvn Ocean tnri; vav evtir 1 1 40 I.onsr Island Railroad depot, 'lutl ttsh and 'i tir avenues 'iatiroi'ln lion 1 ilth avt nu and Th rtv.sj street 1.1!) t'nton Ferry cotupanv, ferry hoitnes lij New ork and HruoktvrT Ferry company ferry ho'iaes 1 Jlrooklyn and Union e'evato I rifl 47 THE ALTER EGO To Give a Musicale and Reception on February Fourteenth. One of the most practical and helpful societies in this city is the Alter Ego. organized by Mrs.

Thomas V. Goodrich, and now in tho second year of its ex'tstenee. The object is to seek out young persons of refinement who are pecuniarily unable to continue their studies far enough to become self supporting and who have too much self respect to ask assistance. Those to be benefited are Invited to read a paper on art. music, botany, law, medicine or any intellectual subject or to entertain the club with instrumental or vocal music, thus requiting all obligations and earning a substantial sum while introduced as a guest.

The active club membership is at. present limited to eighty five but the associate list is unlimited and while many have availed themselves of this method of helping others there is still a chance for many more to imitate their example. The meetings are held once a month, the last one having taken place on Saturday evening. January 2fi, when an especially attractive programme was presented. Miss Camlllo Toulmin, a new comer to flrooklyn.

rendered some delightful music on the harp, and Mr. Henry Levy, a pupil of Friedheim was the piano soloist of the occasion. On February 14 at the home of Mrs. Goodrich, 41fi Clinton avenue, the club will give a musicale for members and friends, at which all of its proteges will appear. In addition to the entertainers of the last reunion those who will participate are Miss Imogene Peck, a young pianist of much ability; Miss Stevens.

Miss Ellse (iieott. who recently read a very clever story before tin club, and Mr. William Heath. All of the proteges have tendered their services for the occasion in return for past favors and a fine programme has been arranged. The musicale will be followed by a reception and dance.

Eeside having those whom it seeks to benefit appear before the club, the Alter Ego looks after them In many ways and the record of helpfulness for the past year is an excellent one The newly elected who were installed at the recent meeting are Mr. William Broadway, president; Miss Alice Earle and Mr. Henry McGowan, vice presidents; Mr. Philip Gossler, recording secretary; Miss Louise Atwater, corresponding secretary, and Mr. Arthur I.

Martin, treasurer. in.t.,v nanery. HI! lie It'inl av ins THE ANCIENT MARINER To Be Given by Reformation Church Choir and Gounod Society. "The Ancient Mariner," a cantata in three acts, based on the famous bailnrd of Coleridge, with niusie by Franois Harnett, will bo given under tho direction of Mr. Edwin Bruy, by tho choir of the Church of tho Reformation, assisted by the Gounod society at tho Criterion theater, Wednesday ev niutt.

I'eiiruary 13. This work was given by the Birmingham Triennial Musical festival, in 18 and was for tho composer, Sir J. 1 Harnett, his title. Tne artists who will take part are Mrs. Lottie Lor ing Goodcll, soprano; Miss Mai' Clyde, soprano: I Miss Maud Clyde, alto: Mr.

.1. II. Stubb, tonor; Mr. A L. Nickolds, tenor: Mr.

Hariy 'oresman, baritoriB; and fifty voiees, mi and women with Mr. W. A. Thayes at the urciti; Mrs. W.

Bray at the piano, and the Brooklyn string Se.xtetto club, composed or A. A Muier, violin: W. II. i Hentz, violin: Louis Magg, viola: Alto Wil holm, viola: E. Paulding Deniite, vision cello: Hark llallau, violon cello.

PRINCETON SOCIAL CLUB. Third Annual Reception at Sacnger bund Hall. A very enjoyable reception was held by the Princeton Social club on Friday evening at Saeiigerbuiid hall, which was attended by many friends of the members. It was the third annual affair given by the club ami was by far the most, successful, the committees in charge having left nothing undone that could add to the perfect enjoyment of the I participants. The ball room was handsomely decorated with palms and foliage plants, mingled with roses and ferns, and presented a very' attractive appearance.

Iiancmg be.tan about 10 o'eiuck and continued until an early hour, excellent music contributing much to the pleasure of the occasion. The committee to whom is due considerable of tile success of the reception included Frank Sturhbury, Ambrose A. Hlggins. E. Range, C.

P. Devlin, G. Ronan, T. liiggitis, W. Connolly.

A' Argue, E. James Calvin, L. Whit' V. Wilson. II.

Kerr. T. O'Neill. L. Kerr and M.

Sullivan. Arnon.it those who 'participated were Mrs. AV. C. Gallagher.

Miss Jean Gallagher. A. Hlggins, Miss U. Hendricks, E. Plan'i'ie'f, Miss E.

Weatervolt, T. Kelly. Miss S. Moran. G.

Robins, Miss J. Mackin, J. Geary, Miss K. Holland. T.

Pett Miss M. Smith. D. Johan sen, Miss J. Calvin, A.

Colvin, Miss C. OWEN HALL'S NEW FLAY AT DALY'S THEATES. Tho New Woman Billed for 'Wednesday. Forbes Robertson as an Actor Manager M. B.

Curtis to Try Sam'l of Posen Abroad. (Copyrighted. 1SD5. by the Associated Press.) London, February 2 The bitter cold and tho fact that tho majority of houses made no pretense of heating their interiors made the theaters anything but comfortable this week, but this did not affect the attendance at the suoressc of the day, where were taken far ahead. At the Lyceum theater, for Instance, no seat is obtainable for a week; at the Gayety theater almost the same state of affairs prevails and the same may be said of the Haymarket, where Oscar Wilde's play, "An Ideal Husband," has achieved a genuine success In spite of the fuct that it is generally acknowledged to bo his weakest dramatic effort.

Its attraction rests solely i i the bright dialogue and clever actiug of Charles H. Haw trey and others. Unusual interest centers in to night's production of Owen Hall's new play, "An Artist's Model," at Daly's theater, for which George Kdwardes has gathered together the strongest cast ever seen in a similar production. It will include Marie Tempest, Lottie Venno, Letty Lind, Leonora Brabatu. the original Patience of Gllbc Sullivan's opera ot that, name; Studhulme.

Hayden Coffin. William Blakek y. who has been so long with Charles Wyiidharn's company; Eric Lewis and others and the prc ttie. and most celebrated choristers in London. The first act shows an artist's studio in Paris, with all the students at work, sketching from life.

The second act presents a ball room in uti English countrv house, which allows of a lavish display of costumes aud uniforms. Comyns Carr. uartiy owinc: to Miss Kmci vV absence through illness, has found it sary to withdraw "The New Woman," which will be done (I. Three days later the Comedy theater to reopen with a play by a new author. Charles E.

iJ. Ward. Originally the piece was called "A Political Woman." but it bus been decided to change this to something less like M. Grundy's piece, now about to disappear. The new play Is in three acts aud the plot turns upon the temporary aberration of a state man who Is willing to sacrifice position aud party In order that he may win for himself the wife of another man.

an episode more familiar in fiction than reality, though the political history of England is no', without Its recent example to justify the dramatist in thinking he has struck upon a new thing. In the cast will be found Marlon Terry. Alma Murrav, Le Thicre, May Harvey, Cyril Maude. Mr. Wyres and Fred Teri y.

"Guy Domville" has picked up considerable since its unfortunate noisy and senseless condemnation, which was repeateU at that of "The Taboo." and It will probably hold the boards for a few weeks longer. When it is withdrawn its successor will be Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" ICarnest being said to be the leading characte; in be farce. In the east will be found Messrs. Alexander, Vincent and Allan Aynesworth and Misses Irene Van brugh, Evelyn Millard and Rose Lcclercq. Forbes Robertson, after the run of "King Arthur." will finally emerge as an actor manager.

Messrs. Lewis Lewis, the well known solicitors of Ely place, have Just registered tho London Drama Syndicate, limited, with a capital of 10.000 In 1.000 10 shares. Tho objects of the syndicate are to carry into effect an agreement between Mr. Robertson. Frederick Harrison and Nutcombe Gould, who own respectively 100.

299 shares in the venture, to lease theaters and exploit any kind or character of theatrical enterprise. Mr. Robertson and Mr. Harrison are to be permanent joint managing directors and Mr. Gould is to be a permanent director.

The Court theater has passed into tho control of a limited liability company of which Mr. Pinero, Sydney Grundy aud Sir Arthur Sullivan are directors, the management remaining, however, in the hands of Arthur Chudieigh. It Is expected under such direction its fortune will mend. M. B.

Curtis Is in London and has arranged with Manager Amberg of New York for a joint, speculative presentation in London of "Sam'l of Posen." Up to the present Mr. Amberg has found It difficult to obtain a West End theater suitable to his venture, about the success whereof opinions are divided. Mr. Amberg believes the thousands of Hebrews who inhabit this part of the world will bring him suiliclent to justify his enterprise. The programme for the Oudln memorial concert has beon issued.

The concert, which is announced for February 25. will be under the patronage of her royal highness. I'rincess Louise. Mr. Thomas F.

Bayard, the United States ambassador, and Sir Arthur Sullivan are to act as presidents and among those who have promised to assist are Mme. Altoa.nl. Esther Palliser. Mesdamcs Amy Slierwin. Alice Gomez and Belle Cole.

Lady Halle. Ella Russell. Fanny Davies, Mile. Chamlnade and Moore, anil Messrs. Edward Lloyd.

Ben Davies, David Bispham, Arthur Oswald. Sig nor Foil. Sir Charles Halle. Charles Wynd 1mm and George Grossmlth. and Messrs.

Wolff, Stern and Borwick. "High Jinks." which is to succeed "Claude Duvul" at the Prince of Wales' theater and in which Arthur Roberts is to appear as a London cabman, is expected to be ready by the middle of February. Herr Brull, the composer of "The Golden Cross," Is putting the finishing touches to a new opera entitled "Fame," for which the libretto was written by Menascl. The work will first be heard in Germany during the approaching spring. Owen Hall is upon a commission frcni Cissy Grahams begun to write a play especially suited to the personality and powers of Hor ace Mills.

Messrs. Whallen and Martell's American play. "The South Before the War," Is to tour the English provinces, beginning in March, with twelve white artists, fifty colored men and a picaninr.y braus band. "Candida" is the title choser. by George Bernard Shaw for his new play, which will be produced at a West End theater in a few weeks.

The story is of the class known as sympathetic, is in three acts, and will unite comedy soe. with a vein of serious Interest so far gratifying old fashioned playgoers as to have a happy ending. Since the success of "Arms and a Man" Mr. Shaw has announced his intention of giving up the making of books for the making of plays. Herr Moritr Rosenthal makes his debut In England, at the Crystal Palace, on April 2'j, and Herr Sauer will make his initial tour of the United States in the winter of '95 31.

Sir Augustus Harris has decided to present a pantomime at Covent Garden next Christ mas in addition to the regular standby at Drury lane mainly for children, and full of those poetic sympathetic touches that pleare the little ones. Warwick castle, the splendid place so vividly associated with kingmakers and English history, is magnificently en fete to night. Tho Earl and Countess of Warwick are giving a fancy ball, and the entire castle has been decorated in the style of the period aimed at in the costumes, that of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Very pretty invitations were sent out for this function. At th top of each invitation is a representation In gold of the palace of the Tuileries.

Lord Will otmhby de Brooke and all officers of the Warwickshire Yeomanry cavalry were present in their white faced full dress uniform, and thTe was an immense gather ing of the elect and the elite. A large house party Is staying at the castle, all of whom I wore costume, and white wigs or hair poudre were everywhere, and those who could not make up their minds to sacrifice mustaches wore them a la mousquetaire. The countess appeared In a superb dress I Marie Antoinette in gala costume and looked remarkably handsome. Miss Frances May nard was a handsome woman before she mar i ried Lord Brooke, in 1 SSI and became at once upon her Introduction to the inner circles cf fashion the intimate friend of the Prince of Wales, and ith ripening years Lady Brooke loot none of her good looks. Since she be came Countess of Warwick, almost two years ago, she has gone in for politics and, has Just been returned at the head of the poll for the 1 Parish council.

During the lively campaign for this humble office the Countess of War wick, it will be recalled, had a sable i cloak stolen. Tho thief buried it in a ditch, but afterward restored 11, and this costly garment came very near being the wreck of her ladyship's political hopes. But she saved her ambitions and soothed indignant poor ROLAND KEED DIKED By Members of the Amaranth Dramatic Society. A small party c. imposed of members of th Amaranth Drnmatie ciciy had as guest, a dinner given at the Clarendon hotel.

Roland Heed, the eoni' dian. Aftoy 1) spread Mr. Itoed entertained those ntvsi nt with reminiscences of his e. nee in early life when he supporteil the elder iiocth aud wore tie buskin in those plays in wliiih the great actor had made himself fatuous. Said Mr.

lteed: "Famous comedians of the age. from William Warren to Percy (i. Williams, ail commenced their career in the more parts of the drama. Their on wish and hop was to bo the greatest Shakr peari an delineator of the stage. It tile same with Robert Craig, Burton, Kobson and Crane." Roland Reed's only ambition a at; to wear the mantle of the great Forrest, or tho older Booth.

He said: "No doubt I would have been tho recognized successor to either one of those great actors hud Percy Williams sacrificed his personal pride to that of histrionic tradition. In the latter's stru. ole with his hirsute appendage, two great Sh. ikspearean similars wore lost to the American stage. Williams would play all parts assigned to him with whiskers, and such whiskers! In his efforts to emulate Forrest the rising young actor allowed his beard to and as it.

Is sparsely situated lie gathered It all on his lower Up and tied it there a la Forrest. Soon after Forrest's demise the company went to pieces." "Both Reed and Williams." said an actor present, "would wear Forrest's clothes, and even to day Mr. Williams can be seen walking off in some utterly incomprehensible direction with one ot" the great actor's overcoats on." "It is very curious." remarked one of the guests, "that a pensioned soldier always has a good excuse for receiving help from I'ncie Sam, and Roland Reed's excuse is 'because Williams Mr. Williams made a few remarks, and were very much surprised et the improvement In his Mr. Williams is now a citizen of New York city.

President Ferguson, the toastiuaster, spoke uf the strike ami how to settle it. and emulated the president of the Montauk club by making a speech every lini' an opportunity afforded, when each speaker got thruttgh anil before another could get on his feet. Cliarli tl. Street made the effort of his life, and all present agreed that his pyrotechnic phrases were only equal to his Fourth of oration at Lake Spafford. Then the local fire department was called out.

On thisoccasion the tluid came from bottle imams spoue tor tne women. Alex antler R. Hart, the only lineal descendant, of Alexander Hamilton on Hancock street, broke the record and settled the question of the gold reserve in a short, and pithy speoch. Mr. Hart sail that the present low state of the surplus in gold should be kept intaet.

mil one doiiar of it should go to any foreign country. "No." he said, "send it down to the dry goods stores and let the beauty anil the loveliness that adorn ibis banquet board draw against it." Every married man present got up and shoute 1 "Good boy. Alt you're a danciy. and for a moment the dignity of the hour suffered. But.

President Ferguson immediately arose to the occasion and proposed dividiiu; it among Presidents Lewis and Norton that Is. what the wives didn't get. Ilr. Qtiinlan. who was born in Kentucky, wanted to read his treatise on germs, but.

as tho doctor is a polyglot and has spoken his piece in several languages in as many countries, he was excused, and Mr. Ferguson, over ready and willing. clos the services with appropriate remarks. Those present were Mr. and Mrs.

T. Ferguson. Mr. ami Mrs. C.

C. Street. Mr. and Mrs. Percy G.

Wiliams. Mr. and Mrs. E. G.

Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Alex R. Hart. Mr.

and Mrs. .1. H. Sterns, Mr. and Mrs.

Russel Parker. Mr. and Mrs. H. f.

Switzer. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher, Mr. and Mrs.

A. Kalb. Mr. and Miss Janton, Dr. Quinlaii, lames McCully, Roland Reed.

FINE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Given in Hibernia Hall by the Lamond Association. A very good musical entertainment was given under the auspices of the William C. Lamond association, in Iilbemia hall. Gold street. Monday evening.

Tho dance which followed, however, was better attended. The guests and members found it enjoyable work to dance to the music of Professor Seery's band. The committee in charge was M. J. Burns, president J.

Lacey, vice president; W. J. Horn, financial secretary; James looley, recording si cretsiry; James Marley. treasurer; Charles Campbell, sergeatit at arms. Among those present were Miss Mary Koilly.

Miss Kavagnah, James Patrick Boyle, Miss Kate Gibbons, John Schneider. Miss Nellie Gibbons. John Welsh. Miss Roddy. John Fitzpatrick.

Miss Fogerry. James Ryan. Miss Rosche. II. nry Lennon.

Gavin. Laurence McTi' rnan. Miss Regan. Miss O'Sullivan. Mr.

and Mrs. John Ilar rlgan. Mr. and Mrs. James Fitzpatrick.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kennard, James o'llrien. Mr. and Mrs.

Lew is Eniils. Mr. and Mrs. John Ion Ion. Mr.

and Mrs. Laurence John lirennan. Miss Hose Bretinan. Mr. and Mrs.

James Co di, James Boyle, Miss Short. E. Italy. Miss I inly. Mr.

and Mrs. McGuir Miss Maguire. James Matthews. Miss Mary Henney. Patrick Keegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Mc. Catiley. Uavid Lloyd.

Miss Murray. Joseph liwyer. Hasiet. Patrick Hevlnno. John Farrell.

Miss Farrell. John Nolan. Miss Mary Nolan. Mr. and Mrs.

John Iionlon, Thomas Lennon, Miss Mamie Lennon. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick IX John Connolly. Bernard Morgan.

Harry Green. Edward Green. Frank Miss Samuels. Miss Edwards, Mls3 Kate Edwards, Bert O'Connor. IN AID OF THE BLIND.

The Rev. H. M. Gallaher Will Lecture at the Washing ton Avenue Church. On the evening of Wednesday.

February 13, at the Washington avenue Baptist church, corner of Gates avenue, the Rev. 11. M. Gallaher will deliver a lecture on "Ireland and the Irish." for the beiifit of the Brooklyn Industrial Home for tin Blind, heated at Lexington This lecture was to have been given on January .1. but o.vi.ng to the illness of Mr.

Gallaher a was necessary. Tickets taken for the earlier dale will be good for tho coming night and those who desire to purchase others may do so at fi24 Fulton street. The home has Increase 1 its facilities to enable the blind of tie city to earn a living, hut is In need of funds to make th' more practicable and itupruve tipon the present plant. Assistant Civil Engineers. The civil service cliglide li for assistant civil engineers will be announced tomorrow.

It was a very exciting examination and tho class numbered scventy ri rtit, of whom forty six passed successfully. When tin list 15 certified to the commissioti' of public Works' ten appointments will follow. A NECESSITY For Every Household. The Berkefeki Filter, tho n'y il'lf AUSOI.I TI'LY PI' KK WATKK. of for 1 malt i i 1 atcr TfH i 1 .11:.

I re c.r 5 The Berkefeld Filter A. CtlKSh, Pronrict' fixltir t. nrlc. I CANVASSKHS tt A.NTl.l'. tj Fear of a General Revolt and Armenian Ferocity Started the Trouble, Which "Was Aided by Ignorance and Brutality on Beth Sides.

(Copyrighted, 1S95, by the Associated Press) London. February 2 A letter has been received there from the special correspondent o)! the Associated press, who was Bent to Ar monia from London in order to investigate the reported Armenian atrocities, and who is at present In Armenia. For reasons which will be readily understood the name of this correspondent la withheld, but he is a newspaper man, well known in America, and he was Instructed to make an Impartial Investigation of the stories told ol Turkish cruelty. The Associated press correspondent spent a week or more in Constantinople, before starting for Armenia, during which time he Investigated the reports current there and then continued his journey. His first letter has Just reached here, after having been posted by a trusted messenger at Tiflls, Russia.

It contains the first authentic news received from Armenia direct and says: "Whatever secrets may lie under the snow on tho Armenian mountains, it seems beyond dispute, from what I have heard from ny lips, that the published stories of ferocious butchery and red horror in the Sassoun villages have at least a resonable foundation Jpf truth, and that any change, authorized by fcurther investigation, will deal moro witn numbers than with the degree of horror. But, from what the correspondent of the Associated press says In a later part of his letter, there are two sides to the Armenian story, as he remarks: "But no matter what light we throw upon the spasmodic wickedness of tho Turk or upon the ingenious deviltry of the revolutionary conspirators, we find that it Is still the innocent who suffer most. The Turk declares that tho Armenians have Inflicted shocking outrages upon Turkish men and women, and, from what is already known of conspiracy methods, it is quite likely that the assertion la true. "For instance. It is reported that as a means of inciting the Turks to commit outrages that will bring down upon them the wrath of a civilized world, Armenians have thrust gun cartridges into the bodies of living Turkish men and women and have exploded them and that in the case of one man a hole was made just below the bones of the chest for the insertion of a quantity of gunpowder, which was then ignited as a sort of bomb.

The Turk who would not retaliate in kind is yet to be born. These facts are known at the embassies in Constantinople and possibly they have been transmitted in reports to the various governments. The correspondent of the Associated press also remarks: "The impartial truth of the Sassoun massacre will probably never be known, for the dead tell no tales. A careful sifting of all the facts obtainable from trustworthy sources In Constantinople, Sassoun, Kerrasund, Tre bizonde and Bitlis indicates that this Is what happened: "Certain Armenian peasants, to the number of several thousands, were tending their herds and flocks in their summer pastures in the Sassoun mountains along the borders of Kurdistan. They were living in mere temporary villages, which they inhabited only during the summer pasture season, their winter homes being far down the valleys.

They were under the protection of a tribe of Kurds, who were under contract to defend them against the raids of cattle stealers and Kurdish bandits. A short time before tho villagers were ready to return to their homes in the valleys, with their fattened cattle, a band of Kurdish bandits, industriously searching for a winter's supply of provisions, raided their stock. The villagers and their Kurdish protectors made a vigorous defense. They would have won the fight and driven off the thieves, and that would have ended it, but, before the fighting was over, the Turkish government came into the affair and then the real trouble began. Some official telegraphed to Constantinople that a revolution was In progress among tho Armenians in the Sassoun mountain villages, and the order came straight from the palace: 'Punish the villagers to the utmost "The palace had not paused to inquire into the truth of the rumor, and the officers intrusted with the execution of the order paused not to investigate the facts when the troops arrived' on tho gTound.

The Kurdish bandits joined forces with the Turkish regulars and even the Kurds who had been defending the Armenians turned traitors and swelled the numbers of the government troops. The poor Armenian peasants were then left at the mercy of a force of Turkish regulars and two bands of Kurds. Then the massacre began. For the Armenians it was a fight without hope, but still they fought as only men can fight who defend their wives and children from outrage and death. They took refuge in their houses and barricaded themselves in, but the Kurdish cannon made short work of that, and when they ran in terror from hiding place to hiding place 'they were slain without mercy, man, woman and child.

"The outrage of Armenian women and children by Turks In that part of the country is so common a thing even in times of absolute quiet that there can be no doubt that this massacre was attended with outrage and atrocity too horrible to think of. The Armen ians in Athens and Constantinople assert that forty two villages were destroyed and nearly ten thousand persons massacred; but, more Impartial and equally well informed persons elsewhere put the number at twenty five villages and from one to three thousand persons killed. The exact number will never be known. The sultan was bo well pleased with the work of his soldiers that he sent thanks and decorations to the officers and forwarded flags to be presented to the regiments engaged in tiie awful butchery. Those flags have not y(et been lianded over to the regiments, al mougn tne regiments went out to escort to headquarters the messengers who Is thought that the pre ed until the commotion has subsided.

The he Turkish commission flags if he went at lt hAhWw for the Turkish com ati. s. is such i raii 'hat It is a waste of. iath to talk about it. This assertion nyay seem to be of the nature of hanging a man before he is tried.

But in Constantinople nfo European of ordinary Intelligence has any other view of it. the foreign embassies there Is of course give the Turk a chance to commission will do. with per a.t the European delegates will 'effect toward creating at least Hot an investigation: but as the foreign irelegates have no power to direct the cLourse of the inquiry and are little more Khan ordinary spectators, there is not much hope that anything of consequence will be one. What the European residents of Con stantinople are really looking forward to with confidence is tho Investigation of the whole affair by an European commission. They Relieve that the Turkish commission will luring in such an unsatisfactory report that 1he Christian nations will appoint a commls islon and make an investigation, whether the Turks like it or not.

This is what it (must come to in the end, no matter Avbat reform the sultan may promise, the agitation will continue until the ijntire vexed question is passed upon by tho treat of the world. "The sultan's promise of reform will not be Juk rtUMftrtthe Armenian revolutionary jnatar what may come, and until agitation is tirovlded for by tue unnstlan powers liirjflhd wdrKf ltlfere will be no end to the dls turfwttic.es 'n Armenia. This is the revolutionary party's opportunity, and it will make the most of it. If Christianity does not step in now and rut an end to the Armenian question once ior all. the murders, the massacres and tho nameless atrocities will continue until it does.

It is of course Impossible to say to vidoat oxteut radical ideas prevail among the Toutlonary propagandists, but the plans of i tt 4e leaders are shocking in tho is xWfof trftr nln ns are to commit atrn Turks "shal shock the Christian world by the fiendish. outrages of their retaliation. When remonstrated with in regard to these unchrls tan plans the men wno are responsioie ior Concert of the Moody Quartet and a Ball at the Hotel Last Night Open the Season's Second Hulf Brooklynxtes on the Laurel Kouso Ice. LaUowood, N. Fibruary 2 This week marks iin middle of the Lakewood season, with 'lie majority of i ivii ies stii! to me.

Uie i y.cept of the giii of Thanksgiving ei at tile Laurel and Palmer house, tint i hotels open at that season, the Christina. and New Tear's holidays are tlie only very gay period of the first haif ol the see son. second half began to nighr. with the mid v. inter ball at he Lake v.o and the onm cr; of the Moody ijuartet at.

the Laurel house and is full of promise fur the future. Beside the Lulls at all the hotels during tho Washington holidays the Curnsaljo club will cjv a ooiilljen in assembly rooms. The nouses of to night's i o.ii ert. among other: wire Mrs. iiavid B.

I'lumer. Mrs. Albert M. Ilradshaw. Mrs.

S. ii. Berris, Mrs. Arthur Cialiiti. Mrs.

A. T. and Mrs. C. II.

Mrs. D. L. has issued to a rt. epilou at the rectory tor this afternoon.

loiter iu the tciiuth the Girls' Missi nary society 1 i hold a sale at S. i. i avis' collage, and the; Woman's Aid society of Ail church will have a kettledrum for tin betieiit of tho two societies. A light fall of snow on Monday night, tempted oui Tuesday all jicissessed sleighs, and for hour or so tin re was fairly good i li'lghing. In which 'In zi ft iay more lu the uoiolty of tin spon than in its cxcollciics.

The skating con tin a es good and the manacera of the f.vi Laurel hotic o. the ice in lino ootidi! ion. Amoag th, i.r...utly."it, noticed on the ice were the Clp.t Mrs. Stewart and the Miss i iaf.ii::t... Watson.

Miss 'annie Vernon and Messrs. Avery Keep. George T. Gregory Saturday afternoon H. liavisoii gave an informal musical at in ri, tid's, Mrs.

J.t. aes Converse, eoltace. no Forest avenue. Among these who u.ioi Toiu Karl and Iiennon iiewey of liie Host inians. Ferdinand Sinzig.

John MiVy ami Thomas S. Lyman, Mrs. H. C. Andres seti.

Mrs. William S. Nelson. Mrs. Hubert and Mrs.

Id sang. tin Sunday evening Mrs. Wiiiiam Stone gave a dinner at her cottage on Lake drive, lien tie guests Mr. and Mrs. II.

J. Iiavisoii, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.

Kerr. Tom Karl, i 'erd'naiid Sinzig. Mi ley. The women have fon.it a in English literal lire, which is to meet every Monday morning at Mrs. G.

W. i'tocklv's residence, (lakliurst. Tea ollieers are: Mi Edwarrl L. Mardim; of Brooklyn; Mrs C. C.

Curt.iss. Miss Eleanor Ferris and Mrs. Frederick Sterry. The clans will si tidy Shakspea. a this winter.

Mrs. gave a luncheon on Monday to her guest and niece. Miss Mabel Turnbull of Sal ir bury, England, at lu Mrs. Gould's cottage. The table was decorated with roses and hyacinths and the favors were clusters of carnations tied pi: ribbon.

After Pun tie party drove over to Tom's river on Mr. Gould's drag, returniii'; to Hilltop to tea. Among the guests were Mrs. H. Tiiiler.

am! Mrs. fortius of Brooklyn, Miss Mary Ferris of Lakewvejil. Miss Elizabeth Woods of Cincinnati and ih" Misses Glover and Harding, formerly of Brooklyn. The same day Mrs. ('.

M. ''ushlng gave a dinner at her cottage at West End. to the Kev. and Mrs. W.

G. Wedenieyer. Mrs. Iresoit and (I. G.

Smith of Lakewood. and Mrs. J. H. Ulnnie of Chicago.

The table decorations were orchids. Miss Crocker gave a studio reception on Tuesday night to the artist. Mrs. J. Frances Murphy.

On Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. J. II.

I'lutt were at. homo. There was vocal and Itist rumentul music, readings and recitations. At midnight supper was served In the dining room. Among those who attended were Mr.

and Mrs. J. W. Morcy. Mr.

and Mrs. C. C. Curt.iss. Mrs.

Jasper Lynch. Mrs. II. J. Davison, Misses Hustings, Baldwin.

Snyder, Glover and Woods. Last, night Mr. Edward L. Morse wus the host of the whist club which met at the Lakewood. Tin New Jersey chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati will give ila annual dinner ou February TJ.

at the Laurel in the Pines. Among the members of this division who will attend are Louis S. Boggs and J. C. Hoggs of Brooklyn mid 1 'r.

I. H. Piatt of Lakewood. The ball and concert of to night are the only large affairs given for the hotel guests this week. On Saturday las the manager of the Palmer house gave a progressive hearts party, followed by a supper and a dance.

The women's prizes were won by Miss Tuttle and Miss. Anna Tunic of Brooklyn and the men's prizes by Dr. Searles and Mr. George D. Roe.

On Tuesday evening Mr. Edwin Cottrell gave a card parly at the Laurel house In the new card room. A pleasant innovation, which adds to the social life at the in the Pines, especially among the women. Is the 5 o'clock tea, which is served etu'li afternoon In the rotunda and aiijolnimt sun guleritis. The initial tea.

which was given on Wednesday, was la charge of Miss 'lilttendeii of Brooklyn. On Wednesday evening the whist club, composed entirely of men. gave a farewell dinner to Mr. Mi; William S. Nelson, who left to day lor Denver.

The dinner, which waM a very elaborate atiair of twelve courses, was served in tho private diuingroom of the Lako wood. The. table was exquisitely decorated with flowers by Mrs. Jasper Lynch and Mrs. Edward Morse.

Mr. John Mlley was toast master and Mr. Wiliiain S. Nelson. Mr.

Francis P. Freeman and Mr. William T. Inglls replied to toasts. Among tne others present w.

re Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sterry. Mr. and Mrs.

J. W. Morcy. Mr. and Mrs.

G. W. Stock ly, Mr. and John Th Unas. Mr.

and Mrs. K. II. Kerr. Dr.

and Mrs. Isaac Hull Piatt, W. J. Harrison, Dr. Paul Kimball.

Miss Kimball. Miss Marsh. Mr. ami Mr. K.

S. de Selling are spending a v.eeU in Lak' v. ood. Mrs. Henry Abbey, the poet, is a guest at til' I'alUier boUSe.

Mme. Lillian Nordica. the prima donna, is resting at the Luurct In the Pines. Tom Karl and Denrian of the Poston lai.s are at the Laurel house. Recent arrivals at the Laurel in the Pines from Brooklyn Include s.

B. Chittenden. J. T. Sin nnan, Miss Helen D.

Sherman. Thomas F. (niodrich. II. G.

MeKcovi Rounds. At the Palmer house Misses Tuttle. Miss G. M. Johnson.

Dr. A. c. Jacohson. Mr.

and Francis H. Joy. Wiiiiam H. tsch. At the Laurel house Charles K.

C.dt. Mi. Gladys Frost. N. Frost.

Mrs. II. T. Frost. Mr.

ami Sirs. A. Ayres. A. R.

Johnson. At the Lakewood Mr. ami Mrs. W. Pow ell and family.

Erin si W. Ford. T. I Iiiitterworth. At the other houses Mr.

and Mrs. Rudolph Erbioti. Mrs. lCrbart. Miss Erhart.

Mr. E. S. de 1 'iding and family. Miss M.

ii. West. Mrs. A. I U.

Mrs. Gregory. One of the 1 est entertainments ever given at the was that by the fam ms Metropolitan Minstrel company on Friday evening. Many prom ie ru po ed, were pres cat and over a hundred guests from the town I "were in attctidant'e. Employers Have Some Rights.

I Wle Ul! y. i eran r. el' ry tvr f. In rK l'r I si" ry artn hks. tN: i i i Nv I i lu1 r't i t' I ri f.iri.

itrv a W.V: liltlLH 1 in in ill i. LVXiTji. Briefly Stated. Ii'. I a.l Th wcuM havo rim Brooklyn.

January 1. lsjo. Mrs. J. would bring the end: but nonest men who know tho facts bost admit with more reluctance than they care to acknowledge that Christianity is confronted by a far more serious problem than that.

"To understand that problem one must study the situation by the light of recent events. In the first place, it must be borne In mind that tho Armenian question in Armenia and the Armenia question In England and America are two different things. One has to come to this part of the world to learn that and understand It. In England and America it Is mostly a matter of religion and humanity with an incidental dash of politics. In Armenia it is almost wholly politics, with incidental roligion.

Before there can come an eud to the Armenian question the practical Christian ot England and America must reconcile these two conflicting conditions and administer judgment upon them with a firm hand. If the Armenians themselves would only tell the whole of their side of the case, instead of carefully suppressing about three fourths cf It, th" situation would be much mort readily understood; but. unfortunately for all concerned, they choose to tell only a small part ot what they know and leave their Christian sympathizers to dig tho rest out of the enow of the Sassoun mountains. It is not a pleasant task for the Christian, nor Is his work rendered any the less difficult by the fact that the average Armenian seems to be quite as blind as the average Turk to the value of an impartial publication of the whole story. "As the situation now stands one Is forced to believe that both Turk and Armenian are in the wrong.

So far a3 the Turk declares that he is trying to suppress a revolutionary movement he Is unquestionably in the right. There no doubt about that. There is a revolutionary movement in Armenia of a most alarming quality, and the Turk will be fortunate indeed if he succeeds in suppressing it. The methods of some of the leaders of this movement are no less shocking than the barbarities of the Turk in suppressing it. so that, if we condemn the Turk for his ferocity In the Sassoun villages, we must not forget that he Is already half mad with fear of an Armenian uprising and the probable dismemberment of the empire.

No one can blame the Turk for trying to suppress revolutionary movements or for taking prompt measures to maintain the integrity of his empire; yet, what must be said of him when he orders the destruc tion of two dozen villages upon the mere rumor that an uprising was in progress? There Is little doubt among persons most familiar with the facts at present obtainable that this is what actually took place. "We have only to seek the counterpart of Its cruelty among some of the lenders of the Armenian revolutionary movement. It is a fact that certain of these Armenian conspirators arranged to murder the Rev. Edward Riggs and two other Armenian missionaries at Marsovan and fasten the blame upon the Turks in order that the United States might Inflict summary punishment upon the Turkish government, thereby making possible Armenian independence. One will search a Ions time in the pages of history for a more diabolical plot than that.

Moreover, the missionaries would have been murdered had not an Armenian friend warned them. Dr. Riggs has unselfishly given his life to the education of Armenian youth in the missionary schools and has done moro than any Armenian ever tried to do toward making Armenians worthy oi autonomous government, yet the revolutionary conspirators apparently gave that fact little thought. "In his hatred of Christianity and his rage at revolutionary conspiracies, the Turk believes and would like to prove, that the Armenian missionaries are responsible for the revolutionary movement. As a matter of fact, the Turk is much nearer right than he has any idea of.

The missionaries are responsible for the revolutionary movement, but not in the way the Turk believes. They are responsible for having educated the raw Armenian youth for having made aman of him and brought him to know that he has an immortal sou). The educating, civilizing Influence of free America has been brought to the wilds of Armenia, and the younger Armenian has begun to feel that he is a man and not a Moslem's slave. The missionaries are making men of the Armenians, and, therefore, they are responsible for the revolutionary feelings. It is the story of Bulgaria over again.

Toe missionaries taught the Bulgarians to be mer, and when the Bulgarians knew themselves to be men their bondage to Turkey was ended. It should be borne in mind in connection with this view of tho situation that the missionaries in Armenia do not try to make relitrlous converts. They make no effort to change the Turk's religion. They merely educate the Armenians. They could educate Turks as well, but tho government of Turkey will not permit it.

The missionaries are doing a grand work in the interest of civilization and humanity, and for the Turk to say that they are directly or indirectly inciting the Armenians to revolution is quite as ridiculous as the porte's assertion that the outrage in the Sassoun villages were committed by the villagers themselves before taking to brigandage." ADELPHI ASSOCIATE ALUMNAE. Election of' Officers at a Musicale and Reception. The Associate Alumnae of Adelpbi acadomy held a musioalo and reception yesterday afternoon, at the residonco of Mrs. Silas Tuttle, 243 Clinton avenue. Although but recently organized, this society has made excellent progress, and th members are thoroughly in earnest Miss Sunda played a selection on the piauo, Miss Corey followed with a sonir.

The Missss Hodgson played throe duets, and Miss I'elton, accompanied by Mrs. Emma itiehnrdson Kucs ter, sang an aria trom "Samson and Delilah. After the transaction of some routine business officers for tho ensuing yoar were elected as follows: Miss Carrie D. Camp, prcsidunt; Miss Minnie lirairma, vice president: Miss Peok ham, secretary; Miss. Helen Prutt, treasurer.

A reception aud tea followed and among those wno participated were Mrs. F. A. to. liur rell.

Miss Bon, Miss Hastings, MIbk Iiapnlye, Miss Beach, Miss Patterson, Miss McDormott, Miss Miller, Miss Johnson. Dr. It. H. Stoiz.

Miss Jewell. Miss Hollenbnvk. Miss Hocsdon, Miss Searles, Miss Morse, Miss Atwater, Miss Buntloy, Miss Stephens. Miss Urunu, Miss Burns. Miss Tuttle, Miss Grace Tuttle, Mii5 Edna Tuttle, Miss Elizabeth Tuttle, Miss C'artiudgo, Miss Coffin.

Miss Sauds, Mis A. V. Hellenback, Mrs llaucker, Mrs. Wells, Miss Cuddy, Mrs. Jellifle, Mit Hedge.

Hunan Reynolds. A very pretty wedding took place Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, in tho Church ot St John the Baptist, at VTilloushby and Lewis avenues. Th contracting parties were Mr. Joseph Daly Nunan and 3IissPhilomena Cecelia Reynolds, daughter of the late M. J.

J. Reynolds. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Iiov. Father Hartnett, pastor of St. John the Baptist church, at tho nuptial mass.

The interior ol the sacred edifice was handsomely decorated with white lilies, wliiio an abundance of palms gave a pleasing effect to the surroundings. The church was tilled with the friends and relatives of both parties wlnsa tho bridH entered to the strains of jlondolssotm's "Wedding March," leaning on the arm ot her brother, Mr. Mathias Reynolds, who gave her away. She was preceded by tho ushers. Messrs.

J. 11. Sbaaahau, F. CalTooy. T.

Nelson. W. Frura aud her maid of honor," Miss Lu Tiercey. Th bridal party was met at the ehaucol rails by tho groom and best man, Mr. Ton Brocek Morse.

Th orido was gowned in lrhite moitv and satin, striped, with trimmings of real lace. She carried wliito mother of pearl prnyerbook. She worn a Gainsborough hat trimmed with white ostrich plumes. Hor ornaments wero diamonds, the gift of tho groom. Tho maid of honor was prettily attired In bluo moire, trimmed with chiffon, with small hat to match and carried pink bridesmaids' roses.

A wedding breakfast was served at tho residence of the bride, GiO Halsey stroet, at which only tb ofUeiating clergy ninu aud relatives wore present. The happy i rido was the recipient of many hnd aomo gifts. It is a fact, however, that Dr. Milo A. Jew ett, the American consul at Sivas, had this story under investigation a few days ago.

The result of this investigation has not been made known, if, indeed, it has been finished. "The Aremenian consul at Sivas has plenty of time for the investigation of these stories, for he has nothing else to do. The consulate at Sivas Is maintained solely for the protection of the American missionaries for Armenia. There is absolutely no other business for a consul to attend to. It will be remembered, at least by Americans that the Sultan refused to permit, tho United States to send Dr.

Jcw ett into the Sassoun region to make an independent investigation. It is not unlikely that had the United States proposed to send a man not personally known to the Turks, the objection would not have been so strong. The sultan was not so much afraid of an independent investigation as he was afraid of the proposed investigator. It was believed at the palace that Dr. Jewett had too strong a sympathy for the Armenians to be an impartial investigator.

It might be well for the United States government to bear this fact in mind in case the proposition to appoint an investigator should come up in the future. The Turk is a suspicious creature, with little faith in Christian fair play. As to fair play the Turk has some peculiar ideas. But no matter what light we throw upon the spasmodic wickedness of the Turk or upon the ingenlus deviltry of the revolutionary conspirator, we find that it is still the Innocent who suffer most. The Turk declares that the Armenians have inflicted shocking outrages upon Turkish men and women, and from what is already known of conspiracy methods, it is quite likely that the assertion is true.

It is reported that as a means of inciting the Turks to commit outrages that will bring down upon him the wrath of the civilized world. "I have the highest authority for saying that all of the facts that are known to be facts in the case of the Sassoun massacre have been sent to the state department at Washington. Not only are innocent women and children made to suffer hideous cruelty and unspeakable outrage as a result of Armenian plots and Turkish retaliation, but the revolutionary agitation and disturbed con dition of the country are used by the wicked and unscrupulous to oppress the poor and satisfy the thirst for petty revenge. "Here is an illustration, picked up at random from a mass of stories of false arrests, unjust imprisonments and other petty persecutions: "An aged Aremenian has been in prison in the city of Trebizonde for several montha, is there yet, unless he has been released within the past four days, on a "charge of being concerned in a revolutionary conspiracy. The specific charge was that he was acting as a messenger for the leaders of the conspiracy.

"Common sense should have told the Turks that a man 85 years of age was not likely to be employed as a conspirators' messenger, but the Turkish official seems to be singularly free from common sense. At his trial, after months of most wretched imprisonment, the old man proved his innocence by conclusively establishing an alibi, and four days ago the indications were that he would be released unless some new enemy trumped up a fresh charge against him. It was shown at the trial that the charge against the old man was a piece of religious spite, not of Moslem against Christian, but of Presbyterian against Baptist. There has been a denominational dispute of some sort or other, and this was the way in which it was settled. The man in prison is Garrubi Dumbiliyan.

His accuser is Solomon Papadzlyan. The facts in this case will suggest to the person of impartial mind that the wholesale arrests that have been filling the wretched prisons of Armenia for several months past may not all be the work of the Turk, and that controversial Presbyterians and Baptists may possibly be deciding knotty points of doctrinal usage with a thoroughness strangely suggestive, of the early religious history of America and England. Facts like these will probably not form part of the investigation of the Turkish commission; yet a satisfactory report of the Armenian situation cannot be made until everything in connection with the everyday life of the inhabitants of Armenia is faithfully and intelligently inquired into. "Not only should the Sassoun massacre be probed to the bottom, but all the attending circumstances should be carefully considered. For one thing, the state of morals In Armenia, and especially along the Kurdish frontier, should receive the clearest scrutiny.

"The Turkish commission will not investigate cases of most horrible crime, and yet the state of society which makes these things possible is responsible not only for the Sassoun massacre, but for the hundreds of isolated cases of outrage, murder and false im prisonment which the outside world knows nothing of. It is a significant fact that outrages are net perpetrated by Turks upon other Turks, or by Kurds upon their fellow tribe men; it is always upon the Armenian Christians that the Turk and the Kurd let loose their ingenious depravity. It is the difference of religion that, is the basis of all the injustice, oppression and wrong. "What will the practical Christianity of England and America do about it? Will it help the Armenian revolutionary party to form an independent state In order that the innocent women and children may bo protected against outrage and death? Will it give Armenia to Christian Russia, where already many thousands of Armenians are living in peace and prosperity? Will it drag the Turk from power and divide up his empire among the nations of Europe? Whatever practical Christianity decides to do. it will not do it as a result of tho report of tho Turkish commission of inquiry.

"Already the Turk shows signs of keeping this commission away from the contaminating influence of facts. Armenians in the disturbed district are arrested by wholesale and removed to distant prisons; money has been sent from the palace at Constantinople to repair, as far as possible, the damage done to the Sassoun villages, and on top of all his efforts at concealment and delay nature has come in to help the Turk obliterate all traces of bis work. "An unusual fall of snow has buried the ruined villages and blotted out. the roads. Even the caravan routes to Persia and Russia are blocked with snow and the snow is still falling.

Fro.n Sassoun, on the Black sea, to this city, the mountains are masses of unbroken white. Will the commission investigate thoroughly in snow up to the housetops? Let him answer who knows the Turk best As stated in the introduction to this letter, the correspondent soys: "Whatever secrets may lie under the snow CORES DISEASE CURES DISEASE CURES DISEASE WITHOUT MEDICINE. WITHOUT MKDICINE. WITHOUT MEDICINE. TRtOt OFTEN CITRES WHEN OTHER REMEDIES FAIL.

OFTEN CURES WHEN OTHER REMEDIES FAIL. OFTEN CURES WHEN" OTHER REMEDIES FAIL. AMONG THOSE WHO USE AND INDORSE IT: Mr. A. D.

MATTHEWS. Ilrioklrn. Dr. W. H.

DE PUV. uric. Rot. Dr. W.

II. BOOLR. Staten Island. Prof maor TOTTEN, Yolo Collage Write or cill for information. ELKCTROPOISE 34(1 Fukouat, cor.Boerum place.

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