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FORTY SEVENTH YEAR.
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Eiyal, and That Is in the
FOE TABIFF EEFOEM,
BUT NOT FEEE TEADE
Is the New Tort Senator, Who J
Faxors a Ecvenue SystemWith
THE WICKED FORCE BILL
CASUALLY TOUCHED UP.,
Bis Objections to the STcXiniej Measure Are
A'ot Economic, trat Mainly
A Juggling Interpretation of the Tariff
Plank In tho Democratic Platform
The South Loves a Free Ballot and a
Fair Count Above All Things Hill
Says Notwithstanding: the Result of
the Chicago Nomination He Is Still a
Democrat Men Are Nothing:, Princi
ples Everything He Promises That
the Old Guard "Will Fall In Line
Scenes at a Remarkable Political
Demonstration in Brooklyn.
rsrECIAI. TELEGBAM TO TBI DISrATCtI.1
Kew Yoke, Sept. 19. "It's packed from
hell to heaven."
A Democrat was sitting on the edge of
the platform of the Brooklyn Academy of
Music at 7:05 o'clock this evening shot this
expressive comment over the footlights.
Five thousand persons "were packed in the
;reat building and thousands stood
utEide. It was the gala nickt of the
Brooklyn Democrats gathered to hear
Senator David Bennett Hill open the na
lonal campaign in Kings county. It was
. turn out of Democrats such as has not
oeen seen in a generation. It was far away
ahead of any demonstration of similar char
acter since the Tilden campaign. The vast
audience on the main floor and in the gal
leries was dotted with ladies, and the nod
ding plumes on their bonnets kept rhythmic
time to the tumultuous app'are.
"When at last the Senator appeared in
full view, the great billow of applause
broke and crashed and thundered. Con
temn swung his baton like a sabre. His
men responded with "Hail to the Chief.
The Nolsa of tho Band Drowned.
They played nobly, but the echoes of the
historic air were scarcely audible above the
tumultuous cheering. The Senator, hold
ing a r.ew silk hat and dressed in a frock
coat and gray troupers, stood calm amid the
din. He bowed modestly in all directions
and advanced with Colonel Pearsall to a
seat in front. Near by sat District At
torney Itidgway, Colonel James E. Jones,
Lieutenant Governor Sheehan, ex-Judge
Beardseley, "William C Dewitt and every
Brooklyn Democrat ever known to fame.
Even as Hill sat down, the great cheer
ing was continued. The ladies on the floor
and in the boxes waved their handkerchiefs
and fans at the bachelor statesman. The
ringing welcome was carried upward among
the galleries and rolled back again and was
continued, the band pounding away all the
time. Senator Hill's face was in a broad
A long Wait Tor Silence.
At last the audience was ready to listen
to Colonel Feared), and, raising his hand
for quiet, introduced the speaker. Repre
sentative Combs made a short speech; then,
turning to where Senator Hill sat, said:
"It was not necessary for him (nodding his
bead toward the Senator) to say I am a
Democrat. His whole liie on that question
is more eloquent than words. I shall not
delay the enthusiastic reception which
awaits the Hon. David B. Hill."
1 Inslantlv tho tumult broke forth again.
The scene on the Senator's entrance was re
pelled. Bowing and smiling in all direc
tions, the Senator pulled ont his watch, and
laying it on the table in front of him,
waited for order. It did not come. Hen
stood on seats and roared, the women
flaunted handkerchiefs, and at every cessa
tion voices roared, "Three more cheers for
Datid B. Hill." It was one of the greatest
w elcomes in the Senator's career. Finally
Colonel Fearsall raised his hand and quiet
came. The Senator then spoke as follows:
The Senator Is Still a Democrat,
"I am reminded of the fact that it was in
this edifice upon a memorable occasion in
1S85 that I had the honor of expressing to
the intrepid Democracy of Kings county
the sentiment, 'I am a Democrat,' and
under the existing political situation, I
know of no more appropriate place or
presence than here to declare that I was a
Democrat before the Chicago convention,
and I am a Democrat stil).
"The National Democratic Convention of
1S92 has passed into history with its record,
its triumphs and its disappointments. The
wisdom ol its action is not now to be ques
tioned. It was the court of last resort,
established by party usage as the final
i arbiter to determine the conflicting inter
ests of claims of candidates, States and sec-
, tions, and its dccibion will be accepted with
oal acquiescence by every true and patri
otic Democrat w bo recognizes the necessity
of party organization and discipline and
; respects the obligations which he assumes
in its membership.
"From this time forward.imperative duties
are imposed upon us. Factional appeals
should now cease; the spirit of resentment
bl.nuld be abandoned; State pride should be
subordinated to the general good; real or
fancied grievances should be dismissed;
personal ambitious should be sacrificed, and
individual disappointments should be for
gotten in this great emergency, which de
N A , v 1
mands from us all the exhibition of a wide
spread and lofty party patriotism.
He Quotes Ills Fourth of July Speech.
"Permit me to repeat what I had the
honor of expressing to the Tammany Soci
ety on the Fourth of July last, before the
echoes ot our National Convention had
scarcely died away, as follows:
" 'Oar course at the present tlmo Is plain.
In tho approaching struggle the Democracy
of Now Tork should present a solid front to
tho common enemy. Loyalty to cardinal
Democratic principles and to regularly nom
inated candidates la the supreme duty of
"I reiterate those sentiments now. "We
are entering upon the twenty-seventh Pres
idental election since the organization of
our Government. The good citizen, de
sirous of discharging his full duty in this
crisis according to his conscience and his
judgment, uninfluened by selfish consider
ations, will discover two great parties ar
rayed against each other, struggling for tho
control of the Government and appealing to
the people for suffrages."
He reviews the history of the two parties
"If I were asked to define the one funda
mental difference between the two parties,
I should state that one believes in a strict
construction of the Federal Constitution
and the other in a loose one.
Divided by the General Welfare Clause.
"One party believes that the general
Government's powers should be confined to
those which are specifically granted, and
that nothing can be done under the general
welfare clause except the exercise of those
functions which are incidental and necessary
to the carrying out of the expressed powers,
while the other believes that under that
clause the powers ot Congress are substan
tially unrestricted and limited only by its
"Starting out with different vlewsj of the
constitution, the two parties naturally have
enunciated different theories of Govern
ment, especially upon the all-important
subject ot Federal taxation.
"A division upon the tariff question was
inevitable. The Republican party advo
cates the doctrine that the Government has
a constitutional, as well as a mora), right to
impose tariff duties for the purpose of en
couraging the building up of private indus
tries, by the imposition ot duties sufficiently
large enough to prevent foreign competi
tion, irrespective of the question ot the
needs of the treasury; while the Democratic
party believes that the Government has
only a constitutional and moral right to
impose such duties as may be necessary to
raise sufficient revenue to support the Gov
ernment economically administered. This
is the precise issue squarely stated.
The Platform States the Question.
"The Democratic national platform cives
forth no uncertain sound upon this subject
and correctly states the true position of the
partv. It denies the constitntional power
of the Government to impose taxes for
other than public purposes. It correctly
and substantially states the Democratic
faith. "We have always insisted, and now
insist, that no warrant can be found in the
Constitution for the imposition of tariff
duties to aid private industries, but wheth
er such a tariff is constitutional or not, or
whether it is practicable to have the ques
tion properly raised or decided, the system
itself is vicious in the extreme, unjust to
the people and contrary to the spirit of our
"A tariff bill upon its face usually de
clares that its object is 'to provide ways and
means for the support of the Government;'
and whether the duties are high or low,
reasonable or exorbitant, prohibitory or
otherwise, it is impossible for the courts to
Ear that the purpose of the measure was not
solely to provide revenue for the Govern
ment", no matter what the true objects of its
frauiers -ere. or whether omot the Treasury
may already be oierCowing.
Ko Itemed- in tlio Courts.
"resides a law is not always held uncon
stitutional although it may in some degree
violate the spirit of the Constitution. The
Constitution, as well as an act of Congress,
can sometimes be successfully evaded with
out adequate immediate remedy on the part
of the people. Whether by reason of these
difficulties it is ever practicable to obtain a
determination of the constitutionality of a
revenue law, ostensibly framed for the pur
pose of raising revenue, but in fact intended
for other purposes, it was competent for the
National Contention to declare the position
of the partv upon the subject.
".Republican protection does not consti
tutionally exist, but is imposed upon the
people by fraud, false pretense, evasion
and gross abuse of the taxing power. All
the so-called protection for which our op
ponents have clamored and which they have
obtained iu recent years, has been secured,
not by Constitutional sanction, but by the
abuse of the conceded taxing power ot the
He cites authorities in support ot his
arcument and says:
"In the light of these authorities, and
under the arguments presented, fair-minded
men will arrive at the conclusion that the
Democratic party w as right when it declared
that "Taxation lor private purposes is un
constitutional.' Dill Believes In Incidental Protection.
"I have read with all care the arguments
urged oy tne two very able apostles or pro
tection, Governor McKinley and Senator
Aldrich, but I lail to discover that they
present a single tenable ground upon which
protection, pure and simple, can be consti
"Incidental protection, on the other
hand, is unobjectionable. Tariffs should be
imposed for the express purpose of revenue,
and not for any private purpose. "We be
lieve in revenue with incidental protection,
and not in protection with incidental reve
nue. In so far as the tariff is necessary to
meet the necessities of the Government, it
mav be imposed, and any other benefit
whichniay be legitimately derived from its
imposition may and does necessarily ac
company it. If the burden imposed would
operate to prevent foreign competition, the
benefit is indirect and unobjectionable.
"President Harrison, in his ingenious
letter ot acceptance, endeavors to place our
party in a falseattitude by calling attention
to the fact that while our platform in 1884,
readopted in 1888, contained an express
plank upon this question of the equaliza
tion of wages, yet it was omitted in 1892,
and asserts that we have changed our posi
tion. I beg to differ with him. There has
been no chance. It is not hIwrtk nr&rti.
cable to plaoe in a platform the details of
An Excuse for Dodging an Issue.
"The platforms of 1881-8 were elaborate
and lengthy, and it was desirable to simplify
them. General principles were stated in
1892 rather than particulars as in 1884.
There is no conflict between them. There
was no necessity for the repetition of that
plank, as the party's position upon it had
been evidenced by the Mills bill, which had
not been paed before the National Conven
tions of 1&84 and 1888 were held. Parties
are to be judged as much by their records as
by their platforms. We stand not only
upon our platform of 1892, but upon the
Mills bill, which was the latest general
Democratic legislation upon the tariff sub
ject. That bill was as good an exposition
of our principles as auy elaborate platform
could possibly be.
"If I were asked to define as concisely as
possible the whole Democratio policy, I
should state it substantially as follows:
"We favor a tariff for revenue only, limited
to the necessities of the Government econ
omically administered, and so adjusted in
its application, as lar as practicable, as to
prevent unequal burdens, encourage pro
ductive industries at home and afford just
compensation to labor but not to create or
foster monopolies. Thes$are the cardinal
principles upon which the details ot all tar
iff legislation should be based.
"Our opponents profess to be disturbed
PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 20.
because we have in our platform denounced
'Republican protection as a fraud. What
else is it? It is a fraud for these conclusive
'First It Is secured by a palpably abuse
of the taxing power of the Government.
"Second It innies to the benefit of the
few at the expense of the many.
"Third It is based upon favoritism of the
"Fourth It tends to create fictitious pros
perity, to be followed by subsequent busi
"Fifth It la dcceptlvo In its promises and
unsatisfactory in Its results.
"Sixth Its principal beneficiaries con
stitute a privileged class, and their im
portunities for Governmental aid lead to
public scandal and demoiallzatlon.
"President Harrison and all the other
great and small advocates of this vicious
system, diligently seek to create the
impression that the Democratio party has
assumed a bolder attitude than formerly and
become an advocate of absolute free trade
I said in the campaign of 1888, in my open
ing speech at the Academv of Music in New
York City, that if I believed the Demo
cratio party favored absolute free trade, I
should not advocate its cause, and 1 repeat
the statement here to-night,
A Pine Distinction on Tariff Reform.
"I insist that neither the Democratio
party nor I have changed our position upon
this question, but we stand where we have
ever stood. Tariffreform does not mean free
trade. Our opponents misrepresent our po
sition now as tney have ever done since the
famous tariff message of 1887. In that bis
torio message our candidate expressly re
pudiated the suggestion that he was enter
ing upon any crusade of free trade. He did
not demand that our tarm laws snouia do
wiped out of existence."
The speaker then quoted from ex-President
Cleveland's message, and then takes
up the McKinley bill, of which he says, in
"It is undoubtedly true that in this State
the aggregate amount of nil wages paid the
year after its passage may have been greater
than the aggregate amount paid the year
preceding, but that does not prove any in
crease in the rate of wages paid, and only
shows that some new industries have been
established or additional men employed in
others. And it docs not appear that such
increase has been any more than the usual
natural increase occasioned by the steady
growth of the State.
Explaining Away More of Peck's Figures.
"It may, possibly, also be true that there
have been a few less strikes during the past
two years than during the preceding two
year's, but this may be attributed to the
moderation and good judgment of our
labor organizations, rather than to the effect
of any tariff law. I know this much, that
the Democratic party will be entirely con
tent to permit every workiugman whose
wages has been increased since the passage
of the McKinley bill to vole the Repub
lican ticket, if our opponents will consent
that all those whose wages nave not oeen
increased shall vote the Democratic ticket,
and upon that basis we will carry the
country by 1,000,000 majority.
Coming to the force bill he says:
"There is another issue in this campaign
of equal, if not greater, importance than
the tariff, which affects tho rights and
liberties of every citizen. The Republican
party seems to be irrevocably committed to
the pasMage of the Federal elections bill,
generally known as the "force bill," and
although it must be evident to the most
patriotic and thoughtful of men of that
organization that it is a piece of political
foolishness, only equaled by its mendacity,
there has appeared for them no escape lrom
Why Democrats Hato the Force DHL
"I have not the time to-night to enter
into any elaborate presentation of the de
tails of this bill. It is sufficient for us to
know that the only purpose ot the measure
is to control for 'partisan advantage our
elections, State and Federal. Federal
elections cannot well be regulated and con
trolled without interference with State
elections they arc almost inseparable
where thev are held at the same time. The
existing Federal election law, bad as its
provisions are, together with the danger of
the enactment of the force bill, have already
compelled several States to separate their
State elections from Congressional and
Presidental elections at the expense of and
great inconvenience to the people. Our
election machinery is costly enough
already, and our elections should not be
"The proposed bill usurps the rights Ttnd
prerogatives of the State, breaks down all
the safeguards which have existed tor a
century and place all our elections at
the mercy of Federal officials who hold
their offices for life. The bill is a desper
ate attempt to prop up the failing fortunes
of a once great political party. It was con
ceived in political animosity, is urged from
the narrowest and worst of motives and is
unworthy a place among the statutes of the
Tho Democracy for Tree and Fair Elections.
"The Democratic party desires free.honcst
and fair elections everywhere. It desires
them, not merely because they would inure
to its benefit, but upon the unselfish and
high ground that they are essential to the
preservation of our free institutions. Our
party has suffered much in the past from
the corrupt and tyrannical election methods
of our adversaries.
"The Republican party is the party of
wealth, ot plutocracy, ot corporate influ
ence and of protected monopolists. Ours is
a party of- the plain people, the men of
moderate means, the 'bone and sinew' ot the
country. "We have neither the disposition
nor the means to corrupt our electors, and
our party has been foremost in all the laud
able efforts of recent years to place upon
our statute books those re'orm election laws
under which corruption, bribery and in
timidation arc rendered difficult, if not im
"There has been no such condition of af
fairs at the South as to justify the enact
ment of the Davenport measure. It is true
that the colored people in large numbers
are there voting the Democratic ticket, but
this affords no sufficient reason for taking
away from them, or from us, the control of
their own elections. The colored people
were not freed from slavery to become the
slaves of the Republican party.
The speaker then goes into State matters
and closes as follows:
"Fellow-citizens, I need not urge you to
the performance of your full share in this
campaign. Kings county was never known
to falter in its duty. The interests involved
demand the greatest sacrifices and our high
est and best efforts. It is the welfare of the
old Democratic party, which we all love so
well which is at stake. I nlead not for in
dividuals, but for the cause. In a great
contest like this men are nothing, but
principles are everything. Our candidates
represent our principles, and our principles
cannot prevail without the election of our
candidates. The contest may be a severe
one, but so much more glorious will be the
victory if we win.
Tammany Will Be at tho Front.
"You need have no uneasiness The Old
Guard' will do its duty. Look out for the
"I believe that a large majority of the
people of this country are convinced of the
rightfulness of Democratic principles and
want them to prevail; but the election will
not win itself, and there must be complete
organization. I repeat the injunction I
uttered before the Democratio State Con
vention at Albany, in February last: 'It is
our duty to organize, organize, organize."
"With this motto inscribed upon our
banner, 'Public office is a public trust,'
supplemented by the other sentiments
which I have endeavored to present to you
to-night, 'No public taxation for private
purposes,' and 'No force bill,' let us close
up our ranks and buckle on our armor for
the fight, with the determination to do all
in our power for the triumph of our nartv
and the election of our honored standard
bearers, Cleveland and Stevenson."
A Probable Case in tfto City
and a Snre One Among
Camp Low Folk.
250 BOAEDEBS IN PEEIL.
Previous Cholera Reports of a Very
Tho Doctors Have Decided That Mary
Conarty Died of Another Trouble
The Dead Canal Boatman's Vessel
Placed in Quarantine A Scare Cass
in Massachusetts Two Deaths at
Swinburne Island, but Not From the
Scourge What Health Authorities in
Ohio and West Virginia Are Doing
Trouble Brewing at Sandy Hook.
tSPrCTAL TELEORtM TO TTIE DISPATrU.1
New Yokk, Sept 19. The health officers
were called last evening to No. 4 Extra
place, in a double house, where a case of
cholera had been reported to them. The
house has more than 250 boarders.
The patient is Louis Weinhagen, 35 years
old, a coachman employed by William
Schlemmer, a hardware merchant. Wein
hagen spent the summer with the Schlem
mers at Bayside and returned to the city a
week or bo ago. Then he went to the big
boarding house in Extra place.
On Sunday it is reported he had an attack
of diarrhceaand vomiting accompanied by
cramps. He appeared to recover alter a
time, but had a relapse. His condition be
came so bad this afternoon that a doctor
was called in, and he said it was a case of
cholera. He would not undertake to say
that it was Asiatic cholera, but he notified
the Health Board.
Two inspectors were sent to Extra place
at once, and had Weinbagen removed to the
reception ward. It was believed that he
would not live through the night. The
rooms were disinfected and the house was
quarantined, and to-morrow the usual
examination will be made by the ex
perts to 'determine whether the disease is
Asiatic cholera or not.
Late to-night it was officially announced
from Camp Low, Sandy Hook, thatFran
cisco Mereno died of Asiatic cholera at 9
o'clock and the plague had broken out in
camp. A widow, tho mother of four small
children, was stricken at 10 o'clock to-night
and she and her children were promptly
isolated. Dr. Baucht, sanitarian, attributes
the development of the disease to the heat
of the day.
A peculiar fact is that both were passen
gers on the Normannia. Mereno's body
will be removed to Swinburne Island in
the morning for cremation. JtJs feared
that a panic will occur when the new case
is known in the morning.
ALARM DYING OUT.
fewer Scaro Cases Reported A Good Re
port Trom Quarantine, Except From
Sandy Hook A Prospect for Trouble at
Camp Low Between Now York Health
Authorities and Uncle Sam's minions.
srBCIAIi T1ELEQKAM TO TBI DlSrATCn.l
New York, Sept. 19. The members of
the Health Board were in a very cheerful
state ot mind to-day. At 10 a. m. the offi
cial bulletin was posted, announcing that
no case of cholera had occurred in the city
since the last bulletin, and at 4 o'clock
another bulletin was posted to the same ef
fect The case of Knox, the stoker, who died
Sunday on board the steamship Stats of
Nevada, which lies at her dock, is now be
lieved not to have been Asiatic cholera.
The official report will be made to-morrow.
An autopsy was made. Meanwhile the
pier and the ship have beon disinfected, and
by order of President WiUon, a quarantine
of the ship is being maintained.
More than 700 complaints of nuisances
were received through the mails at the
office of the Health Board to-day as a re
sult of the call to the publio to co-operate
with the Health Board in keeping the city
Beal Nuisances Are Scarce Now.
Of the 3,000 complaints received last
week, over 1,600 were found to be made on
sufficient grounds, and notices were sent out
to have the nuisances abated. Legal steps
will be taken to have these notices enforced
if they are not complied with within three
days after they are served.
A proof of the increased confidence of
the publio is the diminution of the scare
cases. One of the inspectors said to a re
porter yesterday, "We have had more rest
to-day than at any time since the first case
of cholera appeared."
The girl, Mary Conarty, will be dis
charged from the reception hospital in a
few days. It is generally conceded in
medical quarters that Mary was not a
cholera victim. Dr. Roberts quarantined
the canal boat Henry Caliill, the captain
and owner of which died at New Bruns
wick, N. J., last night of supposed cholera.
He has also seized the bedding and cloth
ing aboard the boat and disinfected the
craft An inspector of the Board of Health
was sent to New Brunswick, N. J., this
morning to procure some of the intestinal
fluid from the body of Captain Carr. The
fluid is wanted for bacteriological examina
tion. Nothing Alarming at Quarantine.
Dr. Jenkins received the following tele
gram from ex-Surgeon General Hamilton
at Camp Low to-night:
Ilave now all that can bo accommodated
Four In hospital and one suspoct in
No more can be received at present.
Dr. Jenkins does not think these cases
can be cholera An examination will
probably be made.
The following dispatch from Dr. Byron,
at Swineburn Island, was this afternoon re
ceived by Dr. Jenkins:
Dr. Abbott is Just back from tho ships. lie
brings two bodies from the Scandla Reglna
Giston, aired 66, who died of heait lallure,
and Christine Oelson, aged 8 months, from
moiasmus. There Is one new patient fiom
the steamship Bohemia Sehoten Schasen,
aged 16 years. With this exception all our
patients are out or danger, and the Island
will soon be free from choleia patients
There is great excitement at Sandy Hook,
owing to a rumor that the tug Talisman,
which is the mail and supply boat for the
camp, has been captured ana quarantined
up the bay by order of Heaith Officer
Henkins. The boat has on board supplies
ana man lor me camp anatbe stores lor tne
newspapermen, who will have nothing to
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I Plead not fob Individuals, hut ron tite Cause.
In a Great Contest Like This Men (OR FACTS) Ann Notiiinq. D. B.
eat to-morrow if she does not make her ap
pearance. Genera) Hamilton has telegraphed for de
tails, and if she proves to be now in Quaran
tine he savs he will send the revenue cutter
Grant and capture her from the State
authorities. He has also wired Captain
Henry Erben, commandant of the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, to send two steam launches to
act as patrol boats along the camp shore.
The "United States steamship Nantucket has
been ordered as a guardship, and it is ex
pected that she will arrive on Wednesday.
BURYING HAMBURG DEAD.
Day nnd Night Torces or Corpse Carriers
Kept Bnsy little Ceremony After the
Shadows of Night Fall The Record Con
tinues to Show Decrease
Hamburg, Sept 19. A correspondent,
describing the method of burial of cholera
victims, recently wrote: To convey 200 or
300 corpses from the hearse, the beer wagon
or other vehicle to the grave in 10 hours,
requires.from a dozen to 18 corpse carriers.
To each litter six carriers are attached.
The body is taken from the hearse and
placed on the litter. The latter is lifted to
the shoulder by the six carriers, the word is
given by the leader, and the march to the
During the day this march is slow and
solemn. At night it is brisk. Time is
more valuable at night than during the day
in the Ohlsorf Cemetery. Arrived at tho
edge of the trench, the "corpse carriers"
put the litter on the cround and lift the
coffin from it to the bottom of the trench.
They climb out of the trench, taking care
not to allow their black frock coats to come
in contact with the mould; pick up the
litter, and march off for another body,
slowly during the day, briskly in the night,
in the fantastic shadows made by the trees
under the glare of the flaring petroleum
lights. Never before in the history of
Hamburg have there been so many "corpse
carriers" on duty as at present
Temporary quarters have been built for
them iu the cemetery. These quarters are
simply wooden huts, tarred black. On
nails which are stuck in the boards inside
and outside, hang the official garments of
the "corpse carrier." On an improvised
table is a book, ink bottle and pens.
A man sits at the table. He is very busy.
He is putting numbers in a book. Each
number represents a cholera victim. He
tries to put all the numbers down. Some
times the lreight arrives too rapidly, aud
he simply does the best he can.
Outside ol the wooden hut, on the ground,
there are a dozen lanterns. These are used
by the night "corpse carriers." Also out
sfde the hut are two buckets. One of the
buckets is filled with water that has been
disinfected. The other contains a liquid
disinfectant. Whenever the "corpse car
riers" return from duty to the hut, they
are expected to wash their bands and disin
fect their frock coats. These buckets and
the placards that keep them company are to
be found at every turn.
In the hurry and confusion many of the
victims have oeen designated by numbers
that do not agree with the numbers painted
on stakes stuck in the ground at the head of
the corpse in the trench, and many people
will never know exactly where the remains
of their loved ones are buried.
were reported in this city vester
new cases of cholera and 82 deaths,
day 1G9 ne
a decrease ol 117 cases and 40 deaths com
pared with the returns of yesterday. The
returns of removals to the hospitals are
also decreasing. So much less is the de
mand for hospital accommodation that
many vehicles used to transport hospital
patients were dispensed with to-day. The
total returns up to Saturday give the num
ber of persons attacked by cholera as 15,00.)
and the deaths as 6,701.
IMMIGRANTS MAY COME.
President Harrison and Secretary Poster
Decido Not to Act i'uitlicr.
Loon LAKr, N. Y., Sept. 19. It h
learned to-night lhat Secretary Foster's
visit to the President to-day was on the
general question of the cholera quarantine,
and that the conclusion was reached that
no additional restriction in the matter of
immigration are required under the exist
As an extra precaution, however, the
President has agreed to allow the use of a
portion of Rouse's island, in Portland bay,
for a quarantine station for steamships
coming lrom Europe and Canada by that
route. Secretary Foster left here this even
ing for Washington, but before his depar
ture he said there was nothing at all in our
foreign relations to cause auy alarm.
Protecting tho Smaller Ports.
Washington, Sept. 19. A circular to
prevent the entrance of infected vessels or
steamships from infected ports entering
smaller ports of the United States where
quariutine restraints are insufficient, was
issued this afternoon from the Treasury de
partment West Virginia's Outposts.
Huntington, W. Va., Sept.
Special The West Virginia Board of
Health has established a quarantine station
at Harper's Ferry where the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad enters the State, and at Clif
ton Forse, Va., on the Chesapeake and Ohio
system where the westbound immigrants
are examined before they are allowed to
pass through West Virginia.
QUARANTINE AT ABT PALESTINE.
Ohio Guarding Her Gates Against Immi
grants Over tho Tort Wayne.
East Palestine. Sept 19. Special.
Dr. S. A. Conklin, of the Ohio State Board
of Health, was here last night and ap
pointed Dr. S. A. McCaskey quarantine
officer, with instructions to examine all im
roijrrants coming into Ohio over the Pitts
burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad,
and if any cases of cholera are found the
patients are to be left at the State line,
where Adjutant Peck has sent tents to be
used for hospital purposes.
Governor McKinley has placed f 10,000 at
the disposal of the board.
HO DAKOEE IN THE HAILS. .
Prof. Kocli Says Cholera Can't be Trans
mitted That Way.
Berlin, Sept 19. Prof. Koch has
written a letter in which he says he does
not believe that cholera can be transmitted
through the post by means of letters or
A Fosslblo Case In Massachusetts.
Salem, Mass., Sept 19. A case of Asi
atic cholera is reported at a Polish boarding
house. The authorities are investigating.
A PITTSBURGER RELIEVED.
The Stan Who Got That S1G.000 Check In
New Tork Will Not Be Know n.
New York, Sept 19. Special Del),
Chandler & Seymour, the lawyers for
Henry A. Potter, whoso check for J15.000
got into the hands of Read & Haulenbeck,
the gamblers, said to-day that they had de
cided not io make known the name of Mr.
Potter's friend who had bucked the tiger
and borrowed the check from Mr. Potter to
pay his losses.
lie is a Pittsburg man and is a conspic
uous business man there. "One of the men
who went to this gambling house," said
Mr. Chandler, "lias offered to come forward
and publish a letter that would clear Mr.
Potter of any connection with this transac
tion other than lending $15,000 to a friend
who was in difficulty. The two other men
in the party are married men, and naturally
do not want to be identified with the story.
I have here Mr. Potter's check with the in
dorsement of the man who lost it, and all
the other pioof that is necessary to show
that Mr. Potter was innocent of any gam
bling transactions. We have settled the
matter of the check, however, and have
concluded to let the matter rest there."
THE REDS IN A WRECK.
McPheo the Only Ouo Hurt, and He Only
Slightly, Near Grafton, "W. Va.
Cincinnati, Sept. 19. The second sec
tion of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwest
ern St. Louis express was wrecked at
Thornton, W. Va., six miles east of Graf
ton, at 4:30 this morning. The train was
late and was making up time. It was going
at the rate of about 40 miles an hour when
it was derailed. The entire six coaches and
the engine were hurled from the track.
The trucks were torn from every one of the
coaches, and the tracks were torn up for
more thau 100 feet. No one was seriously
The Cincinnati Baseball Club was on
board, and McPhee, of the whole train load
of people, was the only one injured. He
received only a slight cut. It is supposed
that a spread i m: of the rails caused the
nccidenf. A train from Grafton arrived
here at 10:40 to-night with all on board safe
ANOTHER LAURA BRIDG3IAN.
A Louisville Child Who Is Dear, Domb and
Blind, to lie Educated.
Danville, Ky., Sept 19. Among the
new pupils at the State Deaf and Dumb
Institution in this city this year is Daisy
Billings, of Louis wile, who is deaf, dumb
iimLblind. She is 9 years of age, and has
been deprived of sight and hearing since
infancy. She has e cry indication of sound
The officers will soon adopt a plan for her
education, and her progress will be a mat
ter of peculiar interest With the remark
able cases ot Laura Bridgman and Helen
Keller, who were similarly affected, the
officers hope for success.
Tlio Kilo on a Bender.
Cairo, Sept 19. The rapid rise of the
Nile is causinir great anxiety here. Several
breaks have occurred in the river's bank,
causing inundations, and the railway is
submersed in some parts. The Governors
of the Province have been ordered to sum
mon the native corvee to protect the river
GETS 22 YEARS,
fBtffeander Berkman Con-
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X antt cent ta-tne
rttiuiiiituy iur ills
ATTACK UPON MB. FEICK.
He Kisses His Blood-Stained Eeyol
ver and Curses Herr Most;
The Would-be Assassin Dons the Prison
Stripes He Snaps His Fingers at tho
World as He Enters His Cell A
Weapon He Had Mado Himself to
Murder the Manager of the Carnegie
Company Bowing: to Friends la a
Street Car The Prisoner Defends
Himself Through an Interpreter The
Jury Find a Verdict of Guilty Without
Leaving Their Seats.
Anarchist Alexander Berkman is now
within the great walls of tho Western Peni
tentiary. Last night he slept away the first
hours of his 22 years' sentence in one of the
top tier of cells that line the interior of the
main building. Dressed in the convict's
stripes he turned on the keeper that locked
him in his cell and snapped his fingers in
defiance at everyone and everything.
As patrol wagon No. 2 started from the
jail Berkman hissed curses through his
teeth on the heads of all connected with his
prosecution. He vented his hatred upon
ALEXANDER BERKMAN, THE ANARCHIST.
Mr. Frick and the company of which he is
chairman; on the police and the prosecut
ing attorney, and upon Herr Most and his
associates. Handcuffed to him, and seated
by his side, was Frank Shea, the South
side burglar, on his way to serve out a
term of 11 years in the penitentiary and
one in the workhouse.
It was 2:15 r. M. when they left the
jail. No friends were present at the de
parture to say goodby to either man.
A curious crowd lingered in front
of the building and gave vent to their
feelings of satisfaction at seeing Berkman
on bis way.
Tlio Dcpartnro From tho Jail.
Berkman had little to say to Warden
McAleese, not even a "thank you" for tho
many kindnesses he received from that
official. The Warden satisfied his last de
sire in the way ot indulgence with a pack
age of cigarettes. With the stain of nico
tine on his fingers, he calmly lighted one,
while Shea whiffed from a strong "toby,
and both went on their road. Berkman
scarcely opened bis mouth until the
Seventh street bridge was crossed. In
the wagon were Police Officers James
Glenn and Hugh Madden, Deputy Sheriff
Robert Johnson in whose charge the prison
ers were, big Tom Pender, of the Sheriff's
office, and a DISPATCH reporter.
The latter was the first to break tho
silence by askiug Berkman if he were sorry
for what he had done. The convict's answer
was a string of oaths coupled with the as
sertion, "I'm sorry I didn't kill him."
Berkman then repeated the story of how
he had watched Frick for a couple of days,
of the ruse he employed to gain admittance
THE PRISONER READING HIS DEFENS&
to the Chairman's private office and of the
attempted assassination. As to any at
tempt to assault Mr. Leishmann, he denied
positively. He saw the man, he said, when
lie entered the office, but paid no attention
to him. He knew Frick well and opened
fire on him the moment he entered after
swearing at him. He said Mr. Frick bad
told an untruth in his evidence when he
said that the second shot missed fire. It
was the third that missed and then he used
Blade the Knife Himself.
At this point Tom Pender suggested that
Berkman must have brought the knife with
him from New York.
"Oh, yes," replied the would-be assasln,
I made that knife myself a long time ago.
I made handle and alL"
Here McElroy produced the revolver
with which Berkman endeavored to kill 11.
C Frick, and asked the prisoner if he knew
it In an instant he attempted to take
hold of the blood-stained barrel, end
stooped to kiss it In answer to a query
from the reporter Berkman answered that
he bad received no word of any kind from
Emma Goldman. Having said so hs
pulled from his pocket half a dozen
letters which he destroyed one by one. He
admitted having written several letters to
New York, having addressed them anony
mously to "Beer Saloon, 209 East Filth
street, New York City." Occasionally ho
received some money from his friends,
never more than two dollars at a time, but
the donators never signed their names.
Emerging from the parks through which
driver Billy McElroy drove in orderto
shorten the route Berkman looked aax-
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