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OLUNE XI. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1878. NUME 1
ping Star and Catholic Messenger.
OULAr I. 85MDAT, BPTUY BZB 8 Is8.
T!MLUW APRHIO lUMBART.
demsed from Asoslated Pwres Telegams.l
.-Advioes received by the London
on the 5th of September, state, that Car
Monaco Lavalletta will go to Perugia to
at the. Pope at the oonseeration of a
at Canassio. The whole pontifical
will be sent expressly by the Pope to ren
e eeremou as imposing as possible, and
w the Cardinal. The Osteatore Ro
draws attention to the feet that this will
irst time the singers of the pontifical
will have Iets Rome. The Tmesa' corres
t at Rome remarks that the signifioance
delegatios, which may be considered
ait step towar's breaking, at least in
t, the famous imprisonment is evident.
Lu STOt am HUNdtar -r -J town
les, capital of the cirole of Horeed, in
Swas almost entirely laid waste on
th of Augst by a storm. 1000 honees
estroyed. On the let of September over
bad been already recovered, and
as still missing at Erlan, the cspital
ecunty of Heves, ungary, situated on
ver Eger, and bout sixty-flve miles from
Tbe river rose during the storm and
the walls of the town, and whole rows
were demolished by the flood and
--Psts, o ept. 4.-Notre Dame Cathe
crowded yesterday during the funeral
n on the occasion of theanniversary of
of Thiers. After thbeeremony.M'me
went to the eemetery f Pare La hasse,
there was a rest demonstration and
oferings at M. Thiers' tomb. It is said
'me Thiers spent $100,000 in preparing
AOD Ganxa.--The London Stand
correspondent at Constantinople heare
France and Italy have jointly notified the
that they will not permit any bombard
t of the Greek coast in the event of war be
n Greece and Turkey.
A.anoTON, Sept. 3 -The Seoretary of War
day responded to the call for relief from
Islina Congressmen and Federal offioere in
Orleans, by ordering rations for twenty
s to be issued to two tbonsand of the sof
g poor of that city. If there is not suff
t rations there for that purpose, a special
with such supplies will be sent from Chi
ile the Secretary, in responding to the
acts under the law of charity alone, he
doubt that the sot will meet the fall sp
of Congrese. This relief to Neow Orleans,
at heretofore to Memphis, are, as he said
orning, exceptional cases, justifed, it
by the strongest appeals of humanity
possible relief in that plagoe strioten
ty, and as the Government cannot be de
e n for continued supplies, he expressed
pe that private chariy would continue
exerted in that direction. 40,000 more
as have been ordered for the sufferers at
oAN Mixtco. - A Galveston N'ews
from Rio Grande City says : On the let
an edict went into effect abolishing the
Libra, except as to Matamoroe and New
o, and prohibiting commercial itter
at other points. The people on the
n side are mucooh exasperated, especially
srga and Miess, and have, sent a violent
ireateoing protest to the Ce tral Govern
e United States debt statement on the lse
a a reddotion of $6,475.504 78 for the
of August - Texas steamship lines
ew York are overorowded with freight
allory's steamers are sailing a week ahead
nsual time --enor Z smacona, Mexl
inister, was-in Chicago on the 3rd, and
conference with business men. He stated
his ultimata Idea of the conference is to
re direct communication by railroad with
Co.- The Vermont election lset week
lted is favor of the Republicans by from
to 20,000 majority. John Eugene
vansgh, a well-known Celtic scholar died
ndon on the 30th.- The workingmen,
bering 000, employed by C. Nugent & Co.,
dealers of Newark, N. J. held a meet
nd denounced Dennis Kearney for as
ns the firm in his speech on Monday.
e Grant, ithe ex-President's brother, has
sent to an insane asylum at the request
friends. His mind runs on great speou
s - The champion failure of the day
t of A. S. Wheeler, dealer in tax sales
estate, Brooklyn, whose liabilitiesare
000; ass:ts $100.
eMPULsonx SurFaton. - The San Fran
i a says: "The San Jose Mercury advo
a as one of the amendments ti the State
.totion a section enforoing suffrage.
rage is hereby declared to be aduty of
ehip, which shall be enforced by proper
lation The very large number of quali
electors who abstained from votirg at the
election is a strong argument in favor of
adoption. The possession of the rights of
snhbip, it is maintained, entails the dis
of certain doties, such as military ter
ury duty, ete, and to insure the proper
ttoa on the whole community It
The Fever in Memphis,
Vicksburg and Other
I aturday, Aug. 31 -148 new eases. 77 deaths.
Among the new oases reported this evenoin
are Fathers MoNamara and Riordan, of St.
t Patrick's Churcb. Father Erasmus, O. 8. F.,
Suaday, Sept. 1-New oases 104, deaths 81
1 Sister Barnadia died to-day. A number of
deaths have occurred in the oamps outside the
I aity, and also in the small villages along the
SMemphis and Luisvtlle road.
Moaday, Sept. 2 -84 new eas, 53 deaths. The
crowd of negroes who had assembled
I around the Commissary depot to get rations
becoming rioters made a rush for the store
and were fired at by a negro company on guard.
One man was killed and several,wonnded.
Zkeady. Sept 3 -Only 60 new eases reported
though there is no doubt that many more have
taken the fever. Deaths86. Bodies were di.
covered to-day in out of the way places, which
from appearanes had been dead several days.
One peculiarity manifested among many of
the sick is a desire to seclude themselves.
while among the poor there is unreasonable
fear of being sent to the hospital or infirmary,
enhoe the discoveries of today.
Father McNamara died this morning.
Father Wa. Walsh, of St. Patrick's Churchb
sends forth the following : I appeal to al2
Catholic societies for aid. Threepriests alone
remain-all others dead or.a!ek. Three hund
red lives saved at the Father Mathew Camp.
Arrangements re being e to provide for
the orphas. "
Wednesday Sep. 4-Our city atpresent is one
vast charnel house. The undertakers report
96 interments for the twenty-four hours end
ing at 6 p. m. Of these 93 deaths were caused
by yellow fever; 76 were white, and 20 colored.
A visit to the county undertaker's establish
ment tonight discovered the fact that at night
fall there were about 60 more reported deaths.
but still unburied. The question of tbedispo
sitlon of the dead is becoming a serious one;
The citizans' relief committee has employed a
burial corps of thirty negroes to assist the
county undertaker and his men, and it bee
even been srggested to burn the dead if they
cannot be buried more promptly, as corpses
are known to have remained unburied for foity
eight hours, buhrdening the air with fool odor
and becoming so revolting that people have
fled the neighbotbood, and it is with difl:alty
that men can be hired to haul them to the
TAhursday, Sept 5.-Only 39 new cease were
reported to the Board of Health to-day. Very
few physioans making reports. There were
92 intermente-wbitee 61, colored 31- yellow.
fever deaths 89 At Father Matthew s camp,
where over 300 Cathollcs and others have found
refuge, a novena to the Sacred BHeat of Jeans
eas commenoed to-nigbt, in which all the
faitbful and religious are asked to unite, that
the plague may oease. All priests here have
been stricken down, except Fathers Kelly,
Alol slue and Wm. Walsh. The Howard med
leal corps report 140 new eases additional to
reports made to the Boardof Health. Brother
Amanduo, of the Franciscan Convent is dead.
Sept. 6 -One hundred and one deaths are
reposted for the past twenty-four bours,
among them are Sister Joseph., Sister Dolora,
Mother Alphonso, of St Agnes Academy, and
Dr. Dickinson. The fever hasee now spread all
over the city, being very violent in the south
ern part of the city, a locality never before
visited by the fever.
Saturday, Aug 31.-204 new cases, 10 deaths.
Among new cases are Fathers Huber and
Sunday, Sept.1 -9 oases, 25 deaths. Drs.
Whitehead and Birobett are down.
Monday. Sept. 2 -200 oases ; 19 deaths, in
oloding J. I Doll recently elected Mayor.
The Howard Association estimates that there
are between fifteen hundred and two thousand
sick and the number is increasing.
Tuesday, Sept 3-:New cases no longer re
ported because they are so numerous and the
few physicians have no time. Deaths 36 The
I Howard Assoolation is calling in God's name
t for physicians from all parts of the country to
I come to the relief of the stricken ones tof
Vicksburg. The number of physicians bhere is
small and they are broken down and several
Wednreday, Sept 4.-22 deaths including 8
Right Rev. Wm. H. Elder, Bishop of Natohes,
whoas been here incesseeantly at work ameng
the sick and dying since the fever oommenoed,
was taken down to-day.
SSix Sisters of Mercy are seik.
s Sept 6.-Thirty-seven deatbs-25 white and
12 colored. Among the deaths are Geo. Burns,
agent of the SBothern Express Company. Jas.
C. Fitzpatrick, of Fitzpatrick Brothers, Sister
Mary Regis of the Convent of Mercy, J. R.
Levy, merchant. It is estimated that there
were 186 new oases daring the psee 24 bours.
r Saturday, Aug 31.-6 new oases; 3 deaths.
Sunday, Sept 1.-12 cases; 5 deaths inood
laog Rev. Mr. Hsll.'B ltiet Minister and Rev.
f Dr. McCampbcll, Prysbyterian. The Democrat
f ic Candidate for Lieut. Governor of Kentooky,
Dr. Woolfolk, arrived to day to attend t> the
r Monday, Sept.2 -8 cases; 6 deaths, including
t three negroes. Col. Butler Andereon, of the
a Memphis Howard Association, wb6 has done
nble serie bhere fee weeksdi le today.
Sept. 3.-12 oases, 6 deaths. Several telegraph
opetors having died here in nuceemsoo, Mr.
D. Plenery, late petintsondent t a New Or
leans. has come and will keep the oMee open.
Sept. 4.-12 eases. 8 deaths.
Sept 5-5 eases, 6 deaths. Among the alok
is Dr. Woolfolk, of Kentucky.
Arpt . 6 -The fever seems to have exhbausted
itself. Only three deaths to day and six new
I" oasee. Those down are reported getting along
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
Sept. 2.-Four hundred cases and fifty-five
deanse. out of 560 persone remaining in town ;
f about 1200 have fled. The distress is very
Sgreat-many dying with no one to give them
a drink of water.
HOLLY 8PRINGS, MIne.
Sept. 5.-Over 70 oases of fever here and 90
deatns. The stores are all olosed and the
people gone who an get away. Great need of
nurses and phyloans. Poasieians broken
down and two siok with the fever. One doo
tor and fourteen nurses have arrived from
I New Orleans.
Sept. 6.-8 deaths. Father Oberty, Sitter
Sohalistoa, bead of Catbolio Sobhool, are of the
new oases. Dr. Gourrier, with Son Howards,.
came from New Orlene this morning.
Sept 4.-We have about 100 Oases of yellow
fever under treatment. Sixteen new oases
and four deaths preceding 9 o'clook, a. m., to
Sept 5 -Total number of eases of yellow
fever to date 151. Total number of deaths 31.
Sixteen new ouees and 6 deaths have ocourred
in the last 24 hourd.
BATON RE00G , LA.
Bept. 2 -Eleven deaths fiom yellow fever
have occurred here; fonur a ae test 24 hbeMrs
Many are down sick,-and all business is
Sept 5 -Number of cases to date 163, num
ber of deaths 15, number convalesoeut and
under treatment 148, number taken siok du
ring the last twelve hours 16 Many caese are
au mild in obaracter that poyasleina hare de
clined to report them as yellow fever.
THIBODLUI AND LABADIUVILLE, LA.
Thibodaux La, Sept 4.-Reports from Lobad
ieville anonooso 30 cases, no deaths, andonly
one dangeroos. A sister in Mount Carmel
Convent, just o's'de and in the esu rbs of
Thibodsax, has just died. Three esiams more
died in this convent within fifteen days-two
from yellow fever, and all cases (three only)
In town have originated in that building, the
v.otims having been visiting therein. The
two cases outsde are getting well. The wife
of Sheriff I. A. Webre was taken last night,
but is doing well. A oase is repo ted on the
Lorin Plantation, two miles above here. A
Howard Association was formed here yester.
day. The oitizens are fumigating the town
by burning sulphur every evening in front of
their houses, and pine tar in various places.
S. T. GacaAxona, Mayor.
SOnly three caes so far this year in Mobile
and these at long intervals. On the 4th the
oily was reported as very healthy.
Thirteen cases and four deaths reported at
Brown-ville. Tenn. The city is deserted and
the Howardu have to bury the dead.
Upto the 4 ,h tnere had been over 100 oses
and 30 deanth.
Twenty-six oases and six deaths at Delhi,
I La., no o toe 4hb.
At Ocean Springs the fever has broken out
and is spreading. Among the sick is Father
Yellow Fever-Daily Record for 1878.
New Cases. Deaths.
July1 ....................... ..... ^
July 3............. ...
July . 4................. .. - 1
July 5.. ............... ...... .. 1: J
July 27 ............... ............ I
July 9 ...........................19
July 3 ................................ .
July 31............ ................. I
August 2...................... ..... 7
Augost 3............................ 3
August ............................. 2 1"1
August 5............................... 2
Aunust 2 ............................ 3 5
uiust 7 ............................3. I
August ............................. 31 I
August 1 ...................... ..... 44 19
AOPPut 1 .......................... 31 H
August 19............................ 31 41
August1 ............................ 1i 40
August ............................ 53 111
August ..... ...............3........ 4 17
A ugust 1 .............................19 193
rAugust27..... ........1....73 41
Augus't 81 .........................1.... 47
August 19 ..........................I... 47
Arogust o ................ .... ......... ... 1
SAu ustn 2 ............................. 10 4
August 1........................... 4 5
August 3............................ 4 1 40
Aesut 4 ............................1493 42
August eb ......................... 11.... 33
r August 21 ................... .......... 513 44
Auguste 7 .. ....... ...:................19 49
A usp tb .............................16.
September 2 ...........................55 h
September 3......1....................2 83
Seplembor 4....... .......... 9 ..........1
septs mher 5 ......................... 201 ee
Septeu b r .........................9. . CI
The Catholico Total Abstiaeoe Uaon, of New
York. to hand thibs week, esanlas a fall repet of the
a proeedings o the lst Ceevotils. Copes cm be
--- ; U,,,~ua ~l~r
There is a flak, howeverr watched and tended,
Buet onedee lamb I. there I
There Is no areslde, howao'er defended.
But has one vacant hair !
The air is fall cf fhMrella to the dying.
And mournings or the dead ;
Tbe hesrt of bhel, for her children crying,
Will net be oomfored I
Let us be patientl These severe mellctions
NOt from the ground ariSe.
But ofteanmes celestial benedoitions
LAssme th dark disguise.
We ao but dimly threough the mists sad vapors,
Amid thee earthly dempe
What eem to nu but ead funerel tapers,
May be heave's distant lamps.
There s no Death I What seems so is transltio
This life of mertal breath
Ie but a suburb of the life elylan,
Whoe portal we call death'
She le not ded.--the ohild of our affection,
But gone untoe that chool
Wherehs no longr nseds our por protectIon,
And Chrilt himself deib rule.
In that gstaeloister'e etilneas and seolsieo,
fl!T romt temptation, ea from sin's pollution,
n. Uivre, whom we alil deed.
Day after day we think what abe is doing
Ihihee bright realm of air i
Tear safer yer. her teMder sope puaring,
Beheld her grown more fair.
Thus do we walk with her, and keep unbroken
TLhe beood wLoh naire gves.
Thbnking t m our emembeane the' unspoken,
My rsech her where abe ives.
And thoauh at times impetones with emotion
And nge lohn g eonppesesed.
The swelng heart heavs moanin like the ocoan,
• at a *eelo be at rent.
Wne inu be et anta reae e the l s.i-g
SiB e and ngels fing
A FEW EARBNESBT WOBDS ABOUTT YEL
The following excellent commnoo iation ap
peared in the Pfcanse last Monday and Toes
day. It contains some nlvaluable information
on the proper treatment of yellow fever and
should be carefully studied and preserved for
referenoe by all readers of the STAR. A die
tinguished pbysloian of tb is city whose opinion
we solioited, told the writer that he was sat.
lufied nearly all doctore here would endorse
the euggestions made by Dr. Holeombe, ex
cepting, perbhaps, the one oonoerning food, in
reference t3 whioh It is thought no general
rule can be laid down :
I have a few earnest words to say to the
friends, nurses and physieliane of yellow fever
patients. There are three great anoses of the
large mortality in this disesee.
1. Special intensity of the poison soting upon
the individual case. This cannot be foreseen
or prevented. This casoe le irremediable.
Fortunately these malignants ases are rare.
2 Irjudloleus or lnefolont medical treat
moet. This subject, belonging espeioally to
the medical profession, cannot be discuased In
3. Bad general management, and here, nnr
ae espeoially, the publio generally, end even
some professional men, need a word of oaution
The yellow fever patient should be put to
bed after taking a warm foot-bath, not a scald
tog mustard bath, and covered with one sheet
and one btaket or quilt. The room should be
well ventilated, without letting a direct our
rent of air fall upon the patient, and he should
be allowed to drink freqoently, but moderate
ly. of cool or cold water.
Now, instead of this simple and seneible me
thod, based upon sound phyeiological and by.
gieoio prinoiples, what do we often see Tue
attendants are all in a perfect panio of haste
to get the patient into a profoseeweet as soon
as possible. He is scalded in bis bath, covered
almost to suffoaootion with blankets and quilte,
orammed with hot drinks, and denied a drop
of oold water, whilst the corridors and doors
are shat, and the atmosphere of the room made
noeearable and unhealthy.
I was called to a man lately who had been
wrapped or rolled over in blankets until he
looked like a roll of oarpeting. The room was
as hot as a close kitohen in esummer. He had
been dosed with hot teas, denied water and air,
suffocated, held down by the force of four
women for twelve or fourteen boors. He was
furiosnely delirious, and died in two hourn
afterwards with congestion of the brain.
This horrible oase of bad management, with
the kindest intentioeson the part of the friends,
is only an exaggerated picture of what ooeors
in every eick room, where the siek man is de
nied God's greatest bleioage-air, light and
water. The fact is yellow fever Oe stand
more fresh air and cold water than any other
disease. A great deal of the mortality has
seen aosoed by overheating and overeweating
in the frst stage. It maset have been espeoial.
ly fatal to young children.
Another point of bad management is the ef
fort t) keep up a perspiration daring the
wconed stage of the diasee, which is a stage of
great debility and sometimes of atter prostra
tios. It any bad symptoms occur, nrses. doo
tre and all seem to thlok that if the patient
can only be made to perspire, all will be right
sometimes the same violent measures used at
frst are resorted t aget aond with almost in
variably fati result, so that a fne perspira
tion one day, sa black vomit and death the
dtsa . a a- oest zds a Ue k u s f at
effeot. It reminds one of the newsboy cry of
"Confederate victory," whloh nearly always
meunt Confederate defeat
Yellow fever patien, in my opinion, are
very often ndr-fd. They are dealed abso
l y everythg fo two or three days and
by thattime, wth purging, sweating ad
starvation, they slok nloto a state of frihtful
nervousness and debility. The dietreaing
symptoms which then arien are coneldered
still fartber indioations for extreme abetla
ense, and the blood-making apparatus is left
perfectly idle at a time the blood most needs
itt reonperative supplies. I have allowed a
mood cup of tea with plenty of milk in tt, thre
tames a day, to my patients, with a craker or
piece of toast added, if they desired It, during
the febrile stage. As the fever eubsides an
the eeoond etage approohebs, live chieken or
beef tea regulaly every two ouars all day
one or two tableepoonsrfl at a doe. At nig
give milk punch mide with brandy, in tha
eame doses. Id champagne, a teaspoonfal
or two every bour, is very aceptable and use
fnl to some cases. More food, gentlemen, and
Meany yellow fever patients are over.ruued.
This may seem strange but it is true. Incessant
and intelligent vigilanoe is required of therel
low fever nurse, but if the nuns considers it
his or her prlnoipal duty to keep the patient
under cover at all basarde-tbe poor peutent in
the esond stage continnally watebed, and
"tooked in," and scolded and hectored is made
more and more nervous and wakefl, sad if
starved and phystoked at the same time, is
sure to die. A stok man may be as meus wor
rted by the overdone attentions of narses and
friends a Jefferson Davis was by the setiel
eternally gesing at him from the window.
The yellow fever sick room is bannted by
many old and absurd traditions and sepsest
tione. It is the business of the medieal pro
fession to dissipate this darkness and letin the
light of solsbce. Let us always ooslt naeture,
and be sore that the sensations and lastinets
of our patients are frequently better guides
than our own theories of the disease. We
sometimes yield too complacently to prejdiess
and unfounded opinions. Beformesr most be
ready to sonfront error, mtlrepresentation and
abuse. Let us feel sure we are right, and then,
like Gen. Jackson. asume the responsibility.
Wa. H. HoLcoMen, M. D.
BUTLER AND FELLOW FEVER.
N. O. IDmcort.
Botler, in his proclamation on his retire
meet from his proconsulahip of thie State,
among other equally false and absurd ben
e8te of his beneficent reign, asserted that
he had demonstrated that the pestilence I
(referring to the yellow fever) can be kept
from the borders of the State and eity.
This preposterous aseertion has reenty
been revived in many Northern Journals.
It is repeated by some ignorant and parti
san residents of our city who, when asked
as to the method employed to effect this
result, refer to the measures directed by
Butter for cleaning and sweeping the
streets, opening ditches and drains; that
by an utterly lawless exaction of a mil
lion of dollars from the capitalists and
merobhant of the city and the expenditure
of the same on thousands of laborers, to
the great enrichment of his pete to whom
be gave the contracts, he made the city so
clean a to exclude the pestilence.
To demonstrate this assertion it would
be necessary to assume and prove that the
epidemic originated in the uncleanly con
dition, and the lack of such drainage and
Instration as Butler claims to have origi
nated, and to justify bis assertion that the
city was never Po thoroughly cleaned and
drained as under his adminlstratioo, and
that its former visitatious occurred when
it was in such condition of uncleanliness I
and incomplete drainage. These premises .
are notorionsly falee and in conflict with I
past experience. .
Firfsly-It is denied that the scavenger
ing and draining done under Butler was as
thorough and effective as in previous years
when the yellow fever appeared and pre- I
vailed with great violence, as in 185l3-54-58.
Secenady-The health statistics of the
two years previous to that in which Butler
held sway in this city, to-wit, in 1860 61, t
exhibited a better sanitary condition than
those of 1862.
Thirdly-That the year 1862 was a por
tion of the period of three and not unfre
quently of five and six years' intermission
of the epidemical visitation. The present
epidemic comes after an intermission of
eleven years; that of 1853 was preceded
by six years of entire exemption; so of that f
Fourthly-The epidemic of 1824, which e
was a very destructive one, and which i
occurred during a very rigorous quarano
tine was followed by five years of ezemp
tion, when, too, the quarantine had bees
During these years the oity, or that
portion abshove Canal street, was one huge
quagmire. Dr. McFarland, who was then
a prominent physician of thecity, thus de
scribes its coudition at that time :
Daring the eventful year of 1825 the year in I
which Lsf'ette visited the Uoitsd Etteý, N
here were wen not twenty days is which it dd
aot rain iolently. Th "egiasl l " wam s
disturbed to snob an extent that caveras
opened In the prtinopi strel of tihe ~S
District. I front fo the Camp Stree° uo d o
an ltipeseble goll of med opeed,
early the whole lenth of Compi e
some place our and e- ee deep I es
seen horses prib in the etreet oppoto e In
yett Square, from maigs so deep tht Sot
could not be extrioated. Wheo La
a splendid ohariot drown by foes ea
bonse, prooeeded to make a visit to the lte
William Brand, on Magazine, ner Po yds, ,
the time he arrived at the pmresent site of Sb
Arcade (now St. James Rotel), hi oes sad
carriage besame ouglphed .to noh n m t
that be was with ngo. dlfejelt extrloated, ae
performed the remander of hi Journey on the
flat guenwales which then formed theal ride
wales of the city, for there was not at tat
time a psh oflav stone a pattledel
slated modol f m Oarnal sreot to the e
Churob. As the orner of Commoaa ea
Tohoupitoolas streeto there exinted a sl
so deep ad dangreous that the eltY tb
tie deemed it noesry to plant peat. s
oeet a eanc ael mound it HidrL
of horses perisbd In the stre , euntil at
all attempts at treportation by vehlss
hore power wore abandoned; plank were
along the sides of the street, sad asttea
tobasoo wore onaveed to the whareebosem a
res by human labor at 61 per bhale ad
Booh was the condition of Now Orleans he
the fall and winter of 1825, the very year bS.
quarantine was abollahed.
And then the doctor concludes, as a de
molition of both the quarantine and drals
log and clean street theories, with a chal
lenage of denial of the asseraion that wlT
an extended intercourse with the whole
tropical region and yellow fever sone, these
did not occur a case of yellow fever is
New Orleans and for sin years afsrrward
The doctor might have added otb* -..
fleatrationsof hisbl aeestiom that this -
was entirely independent of or diaonnae
ad from and in no manner affeted by th .
condition of the streets and of tlie----rilt
ago of the city. He could have pointed Ia
the facts, strikingly developed by Me
present indiestions of this mysterious m al
ady, which show that the epidemic bas
limited ts sphere of reeistance and destre
tion to those quarters of the city which aw
as well paved, as cleanly and free from all *
the imagined sources of terrene and male
ratl infection and procreation as thosed a
any other city in the world. And in these
parts of the city whioh are filthlest sad tO
woret drained, in the hovels sad shantisa
along our draining canale and on teb
borders and even within the swampe, the
disease is a rare visitant. Where do you
And the-hecatombe of the victims of this
disease If not in Magazine, Camp, Care.
delet, Euterpe, Jackson and other of our
best built up and paved streets.
He might, too, have Inteneed the re
markable year of 1848 when three-fonrths
of the present area of the city was over- '
flowed by the Sauve crevas, sad emehrgg
from that condition in mid-summer, asnd
the whole overflowed surface was covered
with a deep deposit of debris, and all
drainage stopped, not asingle ease of
yellow fever occurred in that whole year.
Baut why multiply proofs on one of the
questions relating to the source of this
disease, upon whiho there exists a enoer
approach to unanimity than any other, to
wit : that its introduction and spread art
entirely independent of any such conbdl
ions as defective drainage, bad scaveog
erig and the provalence of filth sad us
cleanliness. These conditions may prodase
remittent and malarial fevers, and of these
the statistics of Butler's army will exhibit
a large prevalence. From yellow fever it
may be admitted that the city was
comparatively though rot completely e
empt in 18&2, but not more so than is
many previous years when Bitler and
his army were not here, and that seek
exemption occurred in years when the elty
was in its worst condition in respect to
drainage, pavement and cleanliness; ead
tbet its severest visitations have ocegolred
when the drainage and ecavengerlag wae
far more thorough and complete thea thas
which Butler boasts of having eN eet1
the application of the large stm of whiJc
he robbed our citisens.
The pretension, therefore, set up by blm
and his followers of demonstrating the
method by which pestilence could be kept
from our borders is as false as any other
utterance of this great American Maa
chansen, charlatan and demagogue. It
illustrates the profound and pitiable Igeo
race of the nature and history of this
disease prevalent among the pe)ple who
are deluded by such transparent false pre
The Cathe hc Columbian says it dis:lkes the
argument for Catbolio truth that the Chuerc
alone can save society. It is good argenMt,
but tb lesseor seems preferred to the gresteri
it. What Is the use of saving so lity .l d
teo individuale composing it di In laer a(
sint The Churob ought to bbe eyed base .
she Ia troe, and not s eastbqt M sfeeulli.~"