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THE AUG US.
Satckdat. 8KPTKMBKR 17. 1892
DIES FRETTY HARD
The Cholera Germ That Has
Invaded New York.
HEW CASES OF SUSPECTS DEVELOP.
ArriTMl of the Bohemia 'With Death
Record of Eleven and Four Sick O
Board Mayor Grant Request of the
President the Closing of Ports Against
Immigrants The Mys'erjr of Green
point, I I. Scare in a Washington
Department Cholera Notes.
JCew York, Sept. 17. The feature of
the cholera visitation for yesterday was
the evacuation of Fire Island by the Xor-
tnannia's passengers. First they were
each given a clean bill of health, and then.
partly on the Cepheus and a few by rail,
they started "for this city with loud ac
claim. They all arrived safely and went
their various ways, some remaining here
lor awhile to "brace up" after their un
pleasant experience. The Bohemia arrived
here Thursday night with four sick on
board among her nearly 600 passengers,
and a bad report for the voyage. The rec
ords of the steamer's surgeon show that
on the voyage fifty-two in all were sick.
Of this number eleven died, thirty-seven
recovered, and four were transferred to
the hospital yesterday morning.
No Cholera at Brooklyn.
The health department of Brooklyn re
ports that there is absolutely no cholera
In Brooklyn. The sudden death of the
Polish Hebrew girl on State street Thurs
day caused a scare among the health
authorities for a few hours, but the in
vestigation made in the case has satisfied
them it was not Asiatic cholera. The
four immigrant girls who landed from the
Friesland and who are supposed to have
introduced the cholera into this city have
been sent to the Willard Parker hospital,
where they will be detained until the
disease is stamped out. A conference was
held at the mayor's office yesterday be
tween the mayor; President Wilson, of the
board of health; Public Works Commis
sioner Gilroy and Police Commissioner
Martin and other officials. The cholera
situation was discussed.
Wants Immigration Stopped.
After the conference the mayor tele
graphed President Harrison as follows:
As mayor of the city of New York I deem
it my duty to call your attention to the
present condition of sanitary affairs in this
city. While there is no cause for alarm in
the present condition, and while every
thing is being done by the authorities to
prevent the spread of the cholera, every
reasonable precaution should be taken to
prevent its further introduction into this
community. I therefore rrqaest that you,
as president of the United States, exercise
all the authority you possess to prevent
farther immigration to this country until
all fear of the introduction, of cholera shall
Brooklyn Was Mistaken.
Notwithstanding the anouncement that
there is absolutely no cholera in Brooklyn
Dr. Webber reported last night to the
health board of that city the death of Miss
Meyer, at 291 North Eighth street, under
circumstances that lead him to believe it
a case of Asiatic cholera. Two inspectors
were detailed to investigate and report.
Two additional suspicious cases were re
ported, one on Fulton and another on
McKibben streets. They are being inves
tigated. One New Case at Gotham.
One new case of cholera and thirty cases
of plain stomach ache were reported to the
board of health yesterday. The case be
lieved to be genuine cholera was that of
Edward Hoppe, of 1625 Madison avenue.
As in each of the other cases there is yet
no evidence to show how the disease was
contracted. Mary Conerty, reported
Thursday, is believed to be recovering.
The situation is declared encouraging by
the health officials and there is no panic.
JjVgry precaution is being taken. At quar-
-antlue no new cases were reported.
A Mystery nt Greenpolnt.
Green point, L. I., is "all tore up" became
Mrs. Marx Henkleman and Mrs. Pauline
Janowski, wives of two Russian Hebrews
who have lived there several years, were
passengers from Europe on the last trip of
the Moravia, which ship lies in the lower
quarantine tow, having been pretty badly
infected with cholera. But the trouble
is that although the ship is in quarantine
the two women are at their respective
homes in Greenpoint. How they broke
quarantine is not known, but is being in
vestigated. There Is Tlrtne In tenona
The importers and dealers in Mediter
ranean fruits held a meeting Thursday.
On motion of Anthony Zucca the dealers
and the importers decided to contribute
100 boxes of the finest Messina lemons to
cholera patients. - Chevalier Louis Con
tucin, the president, read a communica
tion from Dr. Christmas, of the Pasteur
college. Dr. Christmas says: "To render
in time of cholera the use of unboiled
drinking water harmless lemou juice is
recommended. Acids are detrimental to
cholera bacillus." Dr. Christmas found
that nine grains of acid of lemons used in
water of the Paris aqueducts rendered
within a quarter of an hour all the cholera
bacillus harmless. Nine grains of said
acid destroys in the same amount of
water all the bacillus of cholera. Two
grains of acid of lemons added to a quart
of water is sufficient to make drinking
water totally harmless.
Will Bring- No More Immigrant.
Washington, Sept. 17. Secretary Foster
has received the agreement signed by the
steamship companies in which they say
they will not ship any more immigrants
at present to -the United States. Several
telegrams have also been received urging
that a quarantine of ninety days be estab
lished against all immigrants from Europe.
PANIC AT THE TREASURY.
The Foolish Fear of Employes of the
Washington, Sept. 17. At the treasury
depariment Thursday the average human
fear of pestilence, even when there is no
danger, was fkran in a striking and
ludicrous manner. One of the draughts
men in the ffioe of the supervising archi
tect returned to his desk, havinc just ar
rived from Europe, where he had spent his
vacation. He had not Miiled from anv in
fected port, there w us no sickuess aboard
the ship on which he returned, and she
was permitted to land her passengers with
out delay after only the usual examina
tion. Facta I'on'l Count With Them.
These facts were all known to the
Jrnushtsuiau'4 associates, but they
Teighed not a feather against the one
other fact that he had just come from
Euro?, in some part of which the cholera
was rasing and they declined to remain at
work if he were permitted to resume his
place among them. The upshot of the
whole matter was that the recently re
turned traveler consented to retire until
such time as the feelings of his fellow
workmen would not be undulv shocked
oy cis presence among tliem.
National Safty First.
Washington, Sep:. 17. Attorney Gen
eral Miller has approved an opinion writ-
teu by Solicitor General Aldrich, in which
it is held that the national government
bas the power, repaid less of state laws, to
absolutely exclude immigrants from this
country in case of an emergency like the
present cholera visitation, the obligation
and duty of the eovernment to protect the
people from great calamities being para
mount to everything else.
Will Deflect It Around Chicago.
Chicago, Sept 17. At a conference of
health officials and the mayor yesterday
measures for preventing through immi
grant travel from entering the city were
discussed. It was decided that if the co
operation of the railroads can be secured,
a distributing depot will be established on
one of the belt lines, so that all immi
grants not bound for Chicago can be
carried around the city.
A Bird of Ill-Omen.
Detroit, Sept. 17. According to Dr. J.
J. Mulheron, the United States inspector,
cholera will be here in abont two weeks.
"It is almost inevitable" Dr. Mulheron
said. "It can hardly be avoided. The
whole country is in for a struggle with
the disease, it is my earnest belief."
She Bad "Nephritic Colic"
Baltimore, Sept, 17. The reported
cholera case resulting in the death of Miss
Mamie Menciue w as the cause of a thor
ough investigation by the health board
yesterday. It was nnanimously decided
that the girl's death was caused by
German Sugar in Quarantine.
Philadelphia, Sept. 17. Two million
dollars worth of German beet root, sugar
is in quarantine at the Delaware break
water, the board of health not yet having
decided to pass it up. The vessel will
probably be detained a week.
No ( holers on the Lyon.
Chicago, Sept. li. The oro steamer
John B. I .you, r..cn which cases of sus
pected cholera were reported, arrived in
port from Ashland, Wis., yesterday. No
cholera was found on board and she was
allowed to enter the harbor.
MRS. HARRISON'S CONDITION.
A Slight Improvement, But Death Still
Loon Lake Hoi' be, N. Y., Sept. 17.
"General condition maybe said to be im
proved," said Dr. Doughty yesterday just
after an examination of Mrs. Harrison.
"Her condition is slightly improved, but
is still critical," wired Private Secretary
Ilalford to those who sent anxious in
quiries during the day concerning the
mistress of the White House. The condi
tion of Mrs. Harrison id summed in a nut
shell iD two sentences.
Anotl.rr O.?ition Performed.
The physicians went to the Harrison cot
tage about 11 o'clock a. m., and remained
with Mrs. Harrison nearly two hours.
They found an operation necessary to re
lieve the patient of the water in the chest.
While they were making their examina
tion the president anil members of his
party awaited the result with much anx
iety. Each person felt that something
definite as to the chauces for Mrs. Harri
son's recovery micht be made known to
them when the phy-icians had concluded.
Dr. I)nu grlitjr's Statement. MM
After making a full statement of what
had been done and observed at the con
sultation Dr. Doughty said: "From this
statement it will tie seen that Mrs. Harri
son has improved in some slight degree,
but that she is still in a most critical con
dition. She is by no means on the road
to recovery, bet danger of death is not so
imminent as it was a few days ago. Her
fate is hanging in the balance. The phy
sicians will make no predictions concern
ing her chances for recovery."
MORTON TO ACT FOR HARRISON.
The Tic e President Will Help Carry Out
the G. A. It. Programme.
Washington, Sept. 17. Chairman Ed
son, of the local committee on arrange
ments, yesterday received the following
despatch from Vice President Morton,
who is at his country place, Rhine Cliff,
N. Y.: "Will leave for Washington to
morrow or Sunday and will boldmyself in
readiness for any required duty during the
encampment." This prompt response in
sures the carrying out of the programme
as arranged. Mr. Morton, as far as? possible,
will endeavor to take the president's
place. Adjudant General Phister, Gen
eral Palmer's right hand man, arrived in
this city yesterday and is engaged in look
ing after the-various details preparatory
to the arrival of General Palmer, which
Will be on Sunday.
An Illinois Woman Artist Gets
FIVE THOUSAND FOB TWO E00MS
Bow the Library and Reception Rooms
In the Illinois Bulltllnfr Will Be Beau
tided A Ilockrord Club Undertakes a
Praiseworthy Work Novel Exhibit
From Alaska Carving- by a Native of
Seward's Purchase An Unintelligible
OwiCAGO, Sept. 17. The contest between
WO.V.JH artists for the honor of decorating
the woman's library and reception room
of the Illinois building at the World's fair
came to an end yesterday afternoon. Miss
Ida J. Burgess, a Chicago artist, was given
the contract. She will get $o,000 for dec
orating the two rooms. Members of the
board are delighted with her designs, and
believe that their section of the building
will bear comparison with any decorative
work on the grounds. Miss Burgess' de
sign is of the style of the Italian renais
sance the color scheme in ivory, white,
and gold, with wall tints of pale green.
Other Decorative Features.
The handsomer features of this exhibit
will be the frieze in the reception room
and the library furnishings. Wood carv
ing will form part of the interior decora
tion, being used in two mantels in the
library and m the furniture. Abundant
opportunity will be givea to the women
of the state in makhi,; fine tapestries and
hangings for these rooms. Among the
most prominent features of the library
decoration will be five medallion heads of
prominent Illinois women. They will rest
on the bookcases. Mis Burgess will be
assisted in the work of decorati ug these
rooms by other capable women artists of
Attendance of Working Women.
The Columbian club at Kockford, organ
ized a few months ago by a member cf the ,
Illinois Woman's board, has undertaken a
task for which the members certainly de
serve praise. Ihe club has raised $jU0 for
stock in the woman's dormitory, aud will I
use the fund iu sendiug working women
of Winnebago county to the fair. At the
rate to be charged for lodging in this dor
mitory about 1,300 women could attend
the fair one day. Of course the number
from Winnebago county will be less than
that, which means that those who are sent
by the club can remain longer.
NATIVE ALASKAN CARVING.
A Curious Panel Dose by au Untutored
Mrs. O. T. Porter, wife of the United
States marshal of Alaska, has just for
warded to the lady managers a unique
pauel carved by a native Alaskan. The
panel is of fragrant cedar and will be
used in decorating the Woman's building.
The design was copied from the wall of
a great chief's house at Chikat and is
the work of an untutored native
villager. The significance of the
carving is obscure to 'the uninitiated,
but comprises many of the characters pe
culiar to Alaskan symbolical writings, as
seen on the baskets and wares of thai
country. Among the extraordinary rep
resentations of this carving is an Indian
eagle with two heads, perched above a
whale, and an Alaskan's idea of our na
tional bird resting on the back of a con
Offered a Whole Building.
The board of lady managers has re
ceived an offer of the old flag building at
MV Arcn street, Philadelphia. The esti
mated cost of its removal to Chicatro is
from 30,000 to 40,000. It is not probable
that any steps will be taken toward the
purchase. This is, the person offering it
states, the only residence of colonial
time, having a national history now left
A ''NATURAL BORN" THIEF.
The Case of a Boy Who Began His Career
Befnre He Was Seven.
Mats I.amixg, N. J., Sept. 17. Charley
Kroeke!, a 13-year-old deaf mute, is iu juil
hete awaiting trial on a charge of burg
lary. He is perhaps the most determined
and incorrigible criminal of his age in
the conntry. He was born in Egg Harbor
in 1S7U and is an exceptionally bright lad.
He is good looking, with keen blue eyes,
light hair and about three feet tall. He
has small hnuds and feet and is as nimble
as a cat. He can squeeze through a very
small space, and by picking the locks be
has escaped from almost every prison in
which he has beeu confined.
An Expert at Lock Picking.
More than three years of his life have
been spent behind -prison bars. He com
menced his career of crime before he was
7 years old. At that time he could enter
any closet or room that had been locked
to keep him out and for a long time he
baffled all efforts of his father and mother
to find out how be accomplished it. One
day his father surprised him at Jwork on
the lock of a door, and he endeavored to
hide a small article that he worked with.
It was lound to be a small piece of broom
wire and he confessed that he had done all
the mischief with it. In fact he always
confesses without pressure and sometimes
tells where the stolen articles are.
On the Base Ball Diamond.
Chicago, Sept. 17. Following are the
base ball records made by League clubs
yesterday: At Washington Chicago 8,
Washington at Philadelphia St. Louis
4, Philadelphia!; at Baltimore Pittsburg
5, Baltimore 6; at New York Cleveland
10, New York 9; at Brooklyn Louisville 2,
Brooklyn 4; at Boston Cincinnati 2,
The Opposition In Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 17. The con
vention of Democrats, Populists, and Re
publicans to combine against the straight
Democracy in this state for the defeat of
Cleveland adopted a platform the princi
ples of which are a demand for a free vote
and a fair count, and opposing the elec
tion of Cleveland. Full state and electoral
tickets were nominated.
The Parker la All Right.
Alpena, Mich., Sept. 17. The missing
schooner Thomas J. Parker was picked up
off Black river yesterday afternoon. She
was uninjured, but was flying a signal of
Brotherhood of Firemen.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 17. The Brotherhood
of Firemen yesterday adopted resolutions
in favor of federation of all fail way employes.
THE VERY LATEST,
Heavy Fire la the Navy Tarda.'
Brooklyn, 8ept. 17. Fire in the navy
Tarda this morning caused a loss or nan
a million dollars. It broke out in the
machine shoD extension, where it was
stopped. The machinery of the new
cruiser, Cincinnati, was destroyed.
A Sensation In Court.
Chicago, 8ept. 17. Justice Woodman
created a big sensation by announcing in
his court today that M. C. McDonald had
endeavored by improper means, to iDflu-
ence his decision in the Uarneld 1'ark
Northwestern elevators have decided to
refuse hereafter to give out information
regarding stocks on hand. They claim
that the information has been misused.
Obituary: At Frankfort, Germany,
Major General Freiherr von Meerscheid
Huellessem, aged 67. At Grinnell, la.,
Dr. J H. Mullen. At Milwaukee, Wis.,
Mrs. Annette Ladd, wife of Dr. Ladd,
Mrs. Annie Cherney was arrested at Ke
waunee, Wis., and lodged in jail, charged
with poisoning her husband.
Emanuel Fist, who was deputy under
Treasurer Paul, of Adams county, Neb.,
has been acquitted of the charge of com
plicity in the embezzlement of 54,000 by
An employe of the Kansas City branch
of the Jarvis-Conkliu Mortgage company
is alleged to have fled to Kurope, leaving a
deficit of from S:0,0uO to 2J,000 in his ac
A sidewalk in Columbus, O., upon which
a large crowd hail congregated to watch a
street fakir, gave way, precipitating fifty
people or more into the excavation beneath.
Five persons sustained injuries that ure
likely to Drove fatal.
Mary Ann Hall, a Manchester (England)
midwife, has b-en arrested on the charge
of wholesale infanticide.
H. II. Irwin, formerly of the Howe Scale
company, who was reported as having
mysteriously disappeared from Minneap
olis, has returned fiom a business trip ail
The ferry boat South Brooklyn struck a
rock and soou afterward sank in her slip
at New York. No one was injured.
Thol. Fellows, of Mason City, la., was
driving his wife, mother, and two children
over a bridge when the wagon went down
an embankment, fatally injuring his
mother and one child and badly woundiDg
his wife and the other child.
General Thomas Watts, who was gov
ernor of Alabama during the war and at
one time representative in congress, died
An exciting chase of a fire took place at
Chicago. A load of hay caught fire and
wi in tearing through the streets behinh
a pair of frightened horses, with a chem
ical fire engine in hot pursuit. The chem
ical caught up and extinguished the fire
just before it reached the driver.
Mason Helmbold. son. so it is said, of
Buchu" Helmbold, of Philadelphia, is in !
jail at Loudon for passing himself off as I
t tie duke of leek, and thereby swindling
a bank. He has done time in Sing Sing
and several European prisons, and is
thought to be insane.
"The latest scene of the stage robber's
pperations i is Maine, where a stage was
robbed and a skirmish had with the rob
bers, who got away.
The Dalton Gang Not Captured.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 17. The reported
capture of the Dalton brothers is probably
without foundation. Ex-Governor Ross,
of New Mexico, telegraphs from Deming
that nothing had developed to justify the
report, and as far as he has been able to
learn the Dalton brothers and their gang
of train robbers have not been seen in the
territory. Similar telegrams have been
received from various points in New
Hugh O'Donnell In Jail.
PlTTSBCKG, Sept. 17. Hugh O'Donnell,
of Homestead, was arrested yesterday on
the charge of the murder of Detective
Klein. He was committed to jail. His
application for release on bail will be heard
iu criminal court today.
Washington, D. C-, and Return
For the G. A. R. national encampment
the C , It. I. & P. will sell tickets Sept.
13th lo 20th inc'usive. good to return up
to Oct. 10th fcr 'ess than one fare for
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him comfortably dressed when the autumnal tints
.announce the close approach of winter. The
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pended subscription order blanks,
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sible person not already a regular
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"Goodform" when you have expended
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The Bee Hive is showing the largest and fine3t line of Fall
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