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The following table shows the deaths from e
yellow fever up to date this year as compared
with the same days in 1353. The deaths from
other diseases than yellow fever in 1853 are I1
given becauseo it has since been shown that
many persons dying of the yellow fever in that
year were returned as dying of other diseases:
1878. 1853.
Yellow Yellow Other
Fever. Fever. Diseases.
Deaths previous to
August 1rIo.... 39 1431 1529
August 1........... 7 117 25
August 2........... 7 121 14
August 3........ 7 129 17
August 4........... 11 151 13
August 5........-.. 12 141 19
August 6... 5 209 3o
August 7....... 7 1 40
August 8........... 1I 204 24
August 9........... 12 172 20
August 10.......... . 1911 :33
Auggust11.......... 14 204 14
August 12... .....12 182 25
August13.......... 21 192 22
August 14 ........... 2 206 26
Augustl5 .......... 17 7 2r
August 16.......... 29 171 19
August 17........... 27 12 21
August 18.... ..... 47 197 22
August 19........... 42 21,) 15
August20 ........... 41 19 293
August 21.......... 40 245 24
August 22.......... 58 214 29
The daily record for the rest of the year 18.,:3
during which the epidomic prevailed was as
follows: Yellow Fever. OtherDisAst.s. Total.
August 3........ 234 24 258
August 24........ 199 2a 222
August 25...... 199 tI 218
August 26........ 164 29 193
August 27........ 159 26 185
August '2........ 142 26 169
August 29 ....... 128 15 143
August . . •. 125 14 139
August 31........ 110 27 137
Beptomter 1.... 103 16 119
September 2.... II0 23 1.13
Beptember 3 .... 91; 2 116
BSetomber 4.... "95 15 110
September 5 . 72 26 98
Septembr 6..". 70 2.. 95
September 4 . : 5 17 70
September 8 ... 52 7 59
September .... 47 17 64
September 10 .... 61 19 80
September 11-... 48 20 68
September 12 ...4 t5 55t
September 13 ... 28 19 47
September 14.... 35 10 45
Beptember 15 .... 33 19 52
September 16 .... 32 19 51
September 17 -... 26 21 47
September 18 " 30 Ir. 45
September 19. 23 11 34
September 20 .. ir, 1t 49
September 21.L 17 21 38
September 22 . 20 14 34
Se.tember 23 - 16 12 28
September 24. 1 22 34
September 2s ... 16 19 35
Total ....... . 8,117 2.67 111.784
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The members of the Howard Association were
crowded with work yesterday. At the opening
their office in the morning the applications be
gan to pour in, and during the day there was
one constant stream of poople going up and
down the stairs there. According to the books
of the association there was an increase of ap
plicants over the previous day. The arduous
and self-imposed duties of the Howards was
most difficult under the broiling sun, that yes
torday seemed unusually torrid. The reports
brought in showed that there was great destitu
tion among the sick, and that in some
cases there were not means to support even the
nurses sent. From the Howard physicians it
was learned that the rate of mortality was re
markably low for the oases they had on hand,
At 8 o'clock last evening an executive meeting
of the association was hold, and the tenders of
service from Dr. Bejot, No. 44 North Peters
street, druggist and physician: M. Culloen. M.
).. 182 Oftrod street: Dr. M1. Freund, 42 Franklin
street; Sam. Walker, M. D.. 381 St. Charles
street, and Dr. J. T. Newman were received and
A dispatch was received. showing that
Natcihez was now perfectly healthy and no case
of yellow fever apopared t' ore.
The association, in response to telegrams for
aid from Port Gibson*nd Summit, ]liss., s.nt
eight nurses to the former tlace and two to the
latter. A disnatch was received too late for acI
tien, from Vicksburg, asking for doctors and
A donation was received from Alph. Walz, of
two casks of Aurora bottled ale and other necod
fnl supplies.
Contrilutions of Hebrew residents of Wash
Ington. 1). C., tronsmitted throlugh Rev. J. K.
Gutheim. $150; L. (oedor & Co., $25; Social
C!rcle Club. fr.
The Neow Orleans City Railrood Company has
furnished the Howard Association passes on its
livs uniltil -ugust. 31.
The following dispatches were received yes
Powr GmnsoN, August 22,1878.
F. R. Southmayd:
Send us live men and three women in time
for Friday evening's packet. from Vick-burg to
Orand Gul. oSend immuliiately. Ninetycases;
live deaths. Very great distress anid w\lnt.
President Howard Association.
Pont EAlýs. August 22, 1878.
F. R. Southmayd:
One new case and one death since yesterday.
Whito Mountains, N. I,., Aulg. 22. 1878.
. 11. BHyatt. Care J. A. Watlker. Crcscent Hall,
New Orleans:
Give Howard Association $1tt, with ly com
plimonts. J. A. WALIKIIt.
The following was adopted at the meo ing
lst night as the sensil of thile Association re
garding the number of new cases:
NaEWO)nIoANs. August 22. 1878.
The Howard Association have ret ived aInd
attended since they opened thoi books, seven
teonth instant, ,579 carses, the aptplications to
day numberiug 1'22. F. t11 SOUTH BlAYI),
Secretary Hloward Association.
Cause of the Prevalence of Yellow Fever
and Mortality Among Them.
There has boon considorable speculation
lately as to the cause of the prevalance of yol
low fever among children and the excessive
mortality attendant on it.
Desirous of getting the views and opinions of
physicians on this subject, a reporter of the
DEiMOCIAT yesterday called on several, and
among others Dr. D. C. Holliday. who gave the
following concise and lucid statement of his
views, which were in overy essential particular
obincided in by other practitioners Questioned
by our reporter.
After the self-introduction by the reporter
and the exchange of the usual courtesies, the
following converversation ensued:
Retporter-I have called. Doctor. to got your
opinion as to the cause of the prevalonce if
yellow fever, and the excessive mortality among
Dr. Hio liday-I think that all children born
since in67 are entirely unacclimated and are
subject to attack.
1ip.--Then you think it requires a residence
of a number of years to secure exelnption
About how many years do you think?
Dr. H1.-- othing of the kind; I do not think
that residence has anything to do with it. I
think that persons are acclimated by slight at
tacks of fever during an epidemic. It has been
eleven years sin.o we had altything like an
epidemiec, and children born during that time
have not become acclimated. I think that an
attack of fever during an epidemic secures ex
emption, and nothing else will.
htep.--As I unleri and yOu. when you say
fever you do not miean yellow fever?
Dr. H.-I do not, specify any fever. What I
say is that a fever, during an epidemic, no mat
tor how light, but a decided fever exempts from
subhsevu n- t epidemicss.
Rsuep.-Bu Doctor, it is said that persons have
had yellow fey, r this year who had it in 18677
Dr. H.-On this point I can say, tha in a very
extensive yellow fever practice I have taken
careful notes of every case, and have never
found a patient who had it in 1867. or any other
rear, and I have never known of a case of the
ReD.-Well, there is no doubt that the prevail
I'g disease is the genuine yellow fever, is there?
r. Hi (smili go)-Nono at all, sir; (and con
tjsning) children born here are as liable to take
the disease as children born in any other State
in the Union ulntil they have had the acclima
ting fever. As to the mortality, I think it is at
trihutable to the tender years of the patients
and the consoquent difficulties of treatment and
The old idea that natives were not subject to
attack of the fever grow out of the fact that the
old Cre, le doctors d.ring the prevalence of an
e idemic, treated these light fevers, these ac
climating tovers, nd thought nothing of them.
It baeers out my views that those persons having
low acclimating fever never cntracted the yel
the fever, and hence the impression that na
tives were exempt from it,.
I have a case in point: I have beeoon treating a
child three weeks old which has never left the
room in which it was born. It had fever for
flfty-tw, hours; by judicious treatment and
frequent epunging the fever was broken, and
shortly afterwards the child became as yellow
as any yellow fever patient I ever Paw. It will
convalesce ard be almost well before it is a
month old.
lop.--And do you think that that child will
be ever after exmll t from yellow fever ?
Dr. H--Undoubtetly, sir. This child will en
joy immunity during i'o. It may go to France,
or any other country. and live for thirty yenrs.
and return here, during the height of a yellow
fever opidemic, without incurring any danger
of contracting the disease.
A Short Trip In the Howards' Domain. p
The reporter, following up his previous days' P
explorations, visited other haunts of the yellow Si
fever. H aring at the Howard Association that S
a son of the East, an.Oriental, had been taken V
down, the reporter called at the place and A
found a gorgeous sign flaunting in the wind, O
announcing t, the world that laundry work K
was well done within. The place was 117 Car
ondelot street, nearly opposite the Central ]
Station, It was a one-story house and fronted
on the street. The front room seemed to be de- 11
voted to files of tea chest characters on red
paper, a strong smell of boiling starch and cod- le
fish. In a modest tone the reporter asked: 'Is
there any one sick in here?"
A smiling Chinaman answered: "Onee
manee sickee so so backee roomleo. Golee
The reporter advanced through a room that
was not exactly as sweet as the gardens of Gul. p
and found in a rear room, stretched out on an D
impromptu bed or what appeared so, a strong N
Oriental with the fever upon him. When asked T
how he felt, he responded: " ie foeel belly well." T
The reporter stated that he didn't want to in
quire as to the condition of the patient's abdom
Inal regions, but as to the fever and his head.
He then stated that he had been feeling badly
the night before, and this morning had to go to
bed. A mustard foot-bath had been adminis- a,
tered, and all the usual remedies had been
given. The room was not exactly what
a man in good health would care to a
be taken down with a spell of
sickness in. The bundle of rags in one corner, I
the fetid, close atmosphere and the confused
pile of kitchen ware, according to hygienic
rules could not be considered as particularly
conducive to sani'ation. The patient China
man seemed to rest quietly, and the medicine
left by Dr. Taney operated like a charm. Leav
ing this stoical unfortunate, the reporter foil
upon a sadder scene At the corner of it.
Joseph and Baronne he entered a room on the
ground Il,.or of a two-story brick building. On a
a crib lay a oy atlparently about 13 years of
age, whose to sings and twitchings werer
watched over by a fond mother. When the re
porter entered the we't ',yes of the mother told T
the tale. Mistaking the identity of the reporter
fora doctor she, with no little emotion, said:
"Oh! doctor, Jimmy is dying." Z
Entering the room, the poor little sufferer
was found to be breathing tcrt,,rously, his
eyes fixed, and evidently with but a short time v
to live.
"Doctor, do tell me." said the mother. "how
long can he live. He was a good boy, and a
would not associate with bad boys. He was one
of the best boys in the world."
The sun slanted down in the Western sky,
the shadows of the houses and fences length
ened out, the qulot of our short twilight rtole
over the streets, and as moather and cousin '
watched over the thin form of their belved
little one, without a warning its spirit.. In
quietudel and e teca, lelt its habitation, and, ii
with those gone before, entered into the great
unknown world.
Terrible Condition or Affairs In Vicks- t
The following dispatch was yesterday re
ceived by the Board of leallh of this city:
VICKsnortR. August 22, 1878.
Epidomic very violent and malignaint: much e
more than in New Orleans. Great want of
nurses rand physician. Seventy-five deaths
ye-terday from yellow fever. Could you help
us? ED. G. BANKS, M. D.
The proportion of deaths to the population of
thor:ity is so great that it indicates a mistake
It is probable that the dispatch should read C
severity- five deaths to date.
Dr. Banks was in this city when the fever first
mad, its appeoarance. He visited tihe hospitals
and accompanied our physicians in their calls
on patients in regular practice, and is there- f
fore competent to make a comptarison between
the type of the disease in New Orleans and that
in plaguen-stricken Vicksburg.
To the dispatch of Dr. Banks Dr. Choppin
yesterday made the following roes onse:
NiEW OtRLEANS, August 22, 1875.
Dr. E. G. Banks, Vicksburg:
Sorry to hoar of your distress. The epidemic
is the battlu-fleld of the true physician. «Will
see RI.ward Association to furn sit youl with
medical aid. MAM'L CITOPPI'N.
President Board of Htralth.
The mayor of Vicksburg also sent a dispatch
to the Board of Health calling for mssistance,
and it was referred to the Howard Association.
A private dispatch from
states that the fever is well under control and
eonfliued to onei street. blt the press ili-natchres.
in another column. indicate that this fact. if it
is ia fact, has not allayed the excitement or
quieteot the terror of the people of that town, as
racordiug to the press telegrarms the pe.nle are
leaving in bo. dos, and out of 4o00) inhabitants
only 125 remrain.
A letter from
TERRY,. Miss..
states that there has been no fever in that town;
that a negro woman, a rfrugeo from Grenada,
was taken siRk on Capt. Brown's ilantati n,
several miles from the corporation limits, and
died, and this gave rise to all the excitement,
is greatly excited there can be no doubt, The
town has quarantined, and the polict jury wa
to decide yesterday whether or not a quaran
tine o tihe entire parish of St. Mary should be
des larel.
That the fever has broken out in
the following dispatch will show:
MonaRAN CITY, August 22, 1878.
Dr. Choppin, Presid,-nt of ,oatrd of Health:
One ease of yellow fever here died this morn
ing J. A. SMITH. M.D.
The1 dispatches state that the situation at
is more disheartening and desperate than ever
l belore.
the town which invitedt all leeing from infection
t to litie there, has two importA. cases frem
G renada.
S A New Mail Route to Grand Isle.
Postmaster Baidger yesterday received the fol
Slowing dispatches:
ATLANTA, Ga., August 21, 1578.
Postmaster. New Orleans. La.:
0 Withhold second and third elass miils to mIln
den, Miss., until lralnt iuo is removed.
iL. M. TERRELL, ipuveriutentant.
I JACKSON, Teoun.. August 22. 1878.
Postmaster of N, w Orleans. La.:
Sir-No mail desired from your postoffice for
a Coifeville. Miss.. unless fumigated before
" hand. Yours. re~petfully,
• ' CHAS. A. FEYttI.
PATTERSONVILLE, La., August 21, 1878.
Y Gen. A. S. Badger. New Orleans. La.:
SDear Sir-I amn requested by the authoritios
to rqu,-st yu not to send any parcels. arek
ages,. or any articles of merchanlise to this
Soffice, as this tow u is quarantined against New
e Orleans. Yours. rsDe tfu osmaster,
Per H. HAusMANNs.
SrPo-tmaster Badger, aDppreciating the anxiety
of families rummeringat Grand Isle about rela
Stives remaining in the city, andrecognizing the
fact that the method of cerrying the mail by
- luggers was unsahisfact'ry on account of its
? sliwness and irregularity, requesterd Dermis
- asion of the Dostoffiee authorities at Wasbhiugton
e to make arrangements for a more rapid trans
portation. The permission was granted, and an
arrangement was entered into with the own
ers of the steamer Kranz, the regular Grand
Isle packet, and henceforth the mails will be
This action of Postmaster Badger will gain
for him the gratitude of all persons interested.
Signal Service. United States Army.
Daily meteorological record for the eight hours a.
ending at 3:43 p. m., Thursday, August 22. p,
S[Observations taken at the same moment of fI
time at all stations.]
Veloc'y Rain
* Miles last
Stations. Bar. per Ihours
I H hour. Inches ro
Cairo........... 29 95-- vW 0
Cincinnati ..... 2094- s2 NE 5 n
Davenport-...2. - 9s-- 1E o
Dubuque ......2.93 - 4 .01
Galveston.... 2-.2990-R. O 4 o
Indianola...... 294--F. j BE 11 o a
Keokuk........ 29.87- 8s68 5 0 o
r Lacrosse ..- 0 -- SE 7 .05 t
Leavenworth. 9 0S-- 9 5 0
Louisville .... 94-F. NE 0 0 0
Memphis...... 92-F 9NE 10 0 ft
Nashville ..... "9.9-F. NE 6 o ie
Nrw Orleans.. 29.90-F ..IN 7
. Omaha......... 9.71- 9S8W 11 a o
SPittsburg ...... ..97-- N 8
Shreveport .. 29.94-F. 9.N 8 h
SSt. Louis....... .94- soE 4
it St. Paul....... 70- SE 20 .0 d
n Vicksburg ..... 994-F. s NW .93 t
Yankton ....... 29.07- 901 i 1 0 0
( Augusta ...... 29.90-F. OINE 4 0
2, Corsican...... 29 --F 1021 I 4 0 t
k Key West....... 2994-F. SolW 10 0 t
Mobile ....... 29 87-F. W 12 0 r
Montgomery .. 29.90-F 90 SE 4
1i Savannah...... 2992-. 71SE 10 0
d . indicates rising; F. Indicates falling;: . d
indicates stationary. I1
d Maximum temperature August 22, at New Or- i
leans. 94 degrees, the highest, so far, for 1878. 0
e New Orleans, August 22. 1878. I I
t Official statement of cases of yellow fever re
i. ported in New Orleans is as follows. viz:
E Deaths from 12 m. yesterday to 12 m. to-day. sR 1
g N w cases ...................................... 8
¶ Total cases to date ............................1550
Total deaths to date .......... ............. 494 .
A HM UEL CIIOPPIN. M. D., Presidont. ,
B. F. TAYLOR, M. D., Secretary.
0 Sarah Silverstein, Poland, 16 years, 105 Dry- 1
ades street.
n Augtutus Campriana,. Italy, 39 years, 258 Canal.
t Salvador Rodiles, Mexico, 20 years, 115 French
0 men.
f Mrs. Alexander Arastase. 33 years, 126 South t
r, Rampart.
d Louisa Schneider. 2 years, 337. Magnolia. c
C Katie Lynch, Ireland, 25 years, 105; Magazine.
y Mrs. Glhbons. Ireland, 82 Girod.
6 Mary E. Benz, 4 years, 437 South Rampart.
0 F. Kreutle. Germany. 34 years. 107 Bienville. 9
Willie Brennan. 4t years, 311 Girod.
1 Geo. A. J. Hlautou, 2 years, Harmony, near I
t. Carondelet.
e Edmund Moore, Alexandria, La., 41, years. 25014
n Gravler.
f Geo. Fredenborg, West Virginia, :2) years. :05
- Theodore Lippschutz, Germany, 4.1 years.
d Touro Infirmary.
r A. Levy. Germany., : years. Touro Infirmary. I
: Mathildra Braun. Germany, 30 years, 42 North
r James McGuire. Ireland. 1f years. Hotel Dieu.
s J. M~cKoeley, 3o years, tre!and, is South Gal
10 vez.
Unknown man. Italy, Metairie Ridge.
W Emilio Weiner, 3 years. corner of Constance e
,d and Torvsihore.
te Louis A Schindller,. year). 121 Washington.
Lu'go Limbo, 53 years, Italy. 40 St Philip.
y Matry J. Drumm, 5 years, s8 Annunciation.
Alice H Lambert. 4 years, 14)8 Annunciation.
le Pelor Hlegue, 23 years. corner Ninth and I
n Tchoupitoulas.
ad Geo. Doyle. Ireland, 40 years, 374t! Magazin.
Catherine Castaing. France. 18 years, 51 Or
-t leans.
lt Lena Silverstein. Poland. 18 years, 105 Dry
Gaetano do Beneditto. Italy. 32 years. 29 Dau
Mrs. C. Schmitt, France. 22 years, 10of Char
5- tree.
Kate Holcer, Switzerland, 5o years, 195 Citron
0- Daniel R. Sprague, Michigan, 4o years. 190
Mrs. Elizaboth Adams, 25 years, New Levee
I1 and Thalia.
of Marie B. D rzie. 2 years, 31 Bienvillo.
1s Mrs. MIatilda Ma-s, n, 22 ypars. 50 Poet.
I Milton A. Lecle. 4 years, 193 custombonse.
Mary Wallace. Al l.amla, 2:1 years. 61 Dryades.
Mrs. tallie Basby, Kent ucky, 21 years. 101
of Customholnuse.
o Casmus BUilor. Spain. 15 years, corner St.
II Charles anl Gi od.
Florence McStea, 6 years, corner Thalia and
Fre, et.
At Anna Hofer, 15 years, 213 Culstonhouse.
lI Michoala Tamporella, Italy, 1!5 St. Louis
Josep Anduka. Bohemia. 21 years. Touro In
e- flrmrary.
,n John Donnelly, 10'o years. 221 Tehoupitoulas,
;I I Colnneih, Ireland, 29 yers, 3t13 Baronno.
at Mrs. Jan l.s Ridley, Brooklyn, N. Y., 27 years,
138 Car.red (lie.
in M. J. Buck. Ireland, 30 years, 173 Tchoupitou
Elizabeth H. Johnson. 4 years. 405 Carondolet. 1
Michael M:cDonald, 45 years. Iroland. 112
,ic Iriduct Lefary. 23 years. Ireland, 130 Julia.
David Klinger, Austria. 29 years. 190 South
tii Basin.
Robert Brown, 20 years.
ph Myls (C.ostillo, 24 years.
.J cob Oratentrreim, 48 years.
e, Gab, il Cant , 23 years.
0. Johl JoycO. 2a8 years.
Julius Loa.5 26 years.
Moses McCammon. 30 years.
d Gabrii Canto, laborer; Germany: corner
SLfve lnd Elysian Fields; 23 years; from New
SYork: eighteen months in city; single; sica
Sone day.
1S David Mulholland. shoomaker. Ireland; 93
" Rampart ; age :O0; from Vicksburg; nine
months in New Orlans; single; sick one day.
John Fralcis, tailor; Cork. Ireland; remi
dlnec,. Henry Clay House; 2); yesrso; came from
St. Louis;: three yoears in New Orleans; single;
'n; sick two dais.
ia. Patrick l)wline, laborer; Ireland: 27 years;
n. Dcatulr, l,+ar St. Peter;: Liv, rolel; eleven
nd years inl tbhe city; slungle; sick half dty.
P'-tr II. HIlaley. blak.smith; Ir-landf ; :t years;
N.tre DUIinm and M;aglazne; Galwvston; nine
mont.bs in thi city; sifighl: sick two dais.
'io Win. F. Wiley, flarmer ; Loli~lana; homeless;
9a 2 yeairs; from Texas; asingle; one day in the
In city.
be Hulbert Remy. laborer: France; homoless; 43
years; single; ntne months in city.
A Call on the Plhy.iclaus of the City for
Yellow Fever Reports. t
The following circular letter was yesterday t
f.brward',d to every physician of standing in the
city, and it is to be hoped that it will receive
proper attention and due consideration:
State 11u re, State of Louisiana.
Now Orleans, August 22, 1878.
To Dr. -:
Dar Sir-The Board of Health are desirous of
preilo.rinlg a coulpte registry of the cases of
yellow fever oeurring this year. in order to
have the moterials for future study of the dis
ease. You are. therefore, r'arnestly requested
to makre to this office a report of every (. so 0c
curring in your prnatioe. according to the form
provilded. Copies of this form wil be furnished
on applicatun.
VThi. Ilenest is intended to aipply to eases
previously treated, as well as those hereafter
Very respectfully, your ohedient servant,
Presitlent Board of Health.
We had the pleasure of hearing yesterday
evening at the St. Louis Cathedral the last re
hearsal of Gouned's new mass for four male
voil es. We will not give our appreciation of the
music or of its Interpretation now, as this would
be premature. Suffi re it to say that twenty of
our b-st singers have combined their talent
with great suce-ss to inte pret this religious
chef-d'oetvre ofithe great mastsr. and that they
are under the dir ection of Prof Jules Cartier.
the talented organist of the Cathedral. The
mass will be sung with arpropriate solemnity
on next Sunday, that day being the anniver
ary of Sr. Lrouis, the patron ,of the Cathedral.
Lovers of religious music will secure a rare
treat by attending.
The Colonnade Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa., by
its judicious reduction of rates, will maintain
its famous reputation as a model first class
house, alive to the demands of the time.
Several more contributions were received yes
terday by the Mayor for the relief of the suf- c
ferers by the epidemic.
One ofse was from Mr. A. 8. . Bushnell, of
Springfleld, 0.. and another of $200 from Messrs. g
C. A. Jackson & Co., tobacco manufacturers, of
Petersburg, Va. Both contributions were trans- 1
ferred to the Howard Association,
The Mayor has heard nothing futher from
the "Charleston Disinfectant" man. It will be i
remembered that about two weeks ago an in
dividual residing in Charleston sent a commu
nication to the Mayor, offering to supply, at his
own expense, a number of barrels of the
"Charleston disinfectant" (samples of which
accompanied the communication). to be burned
on our thoroughfares, and five pounds besides
to each building in the city. The correspondent
expected a compensation only in case yellow
fever were arrested by the use of his fumigator,
its efficaciousness to be decided by our Board
of Health.
The matter having been submitted to the
board by the Mayor, and the experiment been
discovered worthy of trial, his honor wrote to
the Charleston man, informing him that his
offer was accepted. About ten days have o apsed
since that time but nothing has been heard of
the Charleston man. The estimates made by
the DEMOCRAT at the time showed that it would
require an outlay of about $3000 to thoroughly
test the disinfectant." With a view to encourag
ing the Charleston man, we will say that the
Mayor is of the opinion that If the "Charleston
disinfectant can accomplish one-half of what
is claimed for it. ton times the outlay will
not be considered too much, and he is of the
opinion besides thatalarge sum of money could
be raised to rect a lasting monument in honor
of tile enterprising introducan'of the disinfect
lives at Parsons, Kansas, and telegraphs to the
Mayor that he can cure ninety out of every
hundred cases of yellow fever, furnishing the
medicine himself and at his own expense.
When the fever is over, the city can pay him
what it pleases. Dr. Bosisio wanted a free
passage to New Orleans. This last condition has
aroused the suspicion at the City Hall that the
doctor only wants to get here at the expense of
the Pity in order to make a litte money on his own
hook, and the reasoning is that, since he is so
confident of success, he might well afford to pay
his own fare. Success would more than reim
burse him for his trouble.
has declared quarantine against all infected
towns. and our Mayor has been officially noti
fled of the fact. No embargo, however, is laid
on the mails.
Y, M. C. A.
The Young Men's Christian Association have
officially notified the Mayor that they have or
ganized their body into a relief association to
assist suffering humanity during tile etidemic.
In their communication they say that they are
orepared to act upon such suggestions ias the
Mayor may make.
The following note was received by the Mayor
Naw Yong, August 19, 1578.
Honorable Mayor of the City of New Orleans:
Sir--Philanthropy and my duty as a physician
command mo to address you, and I hope you
will excuse my liberty the more, as my letter
will reach you long before an, article in a medi
cal journal would reach the physicians of your
city. Judging front analogous cases, I may
safely expect a beneilcial effect of the following
method of treatment of yellow fever:
"With appearance of premonitory symptoms
(prodomil) a full (lose of jiborandi as diaphor
etic. c wmbined with rhubarb (vinous tincture)
to have an alterant effct upon the portal vein
and to prevent salivation. Simultaneously a
suppository of quinine, from five to ten grains,
acording to the nage, and a suitable diet."
If you would be kind enough to communicate
this suggestion of a physician of torty-five
years' standing, to the fraternity of your city,
you would greatly oblige yours, truly.
Administrators Diamond and Cavanac, after
an investigation of the matter, report that the
number of dead fish in the New canal is very
it significant.
Mr. Cavanac has issued orders prohibiting
the cleaning of cabbage in the markets.
A late surgeon, in the service of "H. B. M.,"
writes from Baltimore. offers his services as a
yellow fever doctor, and wants to know on what
terms his services will be received. "On no
terms at ali." says the Mayor.
The destitute Polish immigrants have been
cared for by the Howard Association; hllnce the
city's services are not needed as far as they are
A child twelve years old, left an orphan by its
mother, Concerda Albana, was tent to the Bt.
Vincent Asylum by the Mayor.
Delegates Received-Conlnunleatlon, E x
ecutive Se*sion and Resolutions.
The Citi:onq. Taxpavers and Workingmen's
Assembly assembled last night at Grunowald
Hall meeting rooms, for the purpose of acting
upon the nomination of delegates from the dif
ferent wards.
At 8:15 President Tehault called the meeting
to order. After the reading and approval of the
minutes of the last meeting communications
were taken up.
Returns from the first, third and thirteenth
wards, showing
to the Taxpayers' Assembly. and classified into I
taxpayers, non-taxpayers, white and colored,
were read. The first ward shows 19 delegates,
the third 1s, and the thirteenth 'it, with a mom
bership of 71 men. Referred to executive ses
A letter from Mr. C. E. Hoffman. of the third
ward, was road. The substance of it is as fol
lows: As a member of the third ward he pro
tested against the nominees for de!ogates from
that ward. He stated that the delegates were
improperly and unconstitutionally elected,and
that no club is yet
He further stated that on the twenty-fourth
of July Mr. Thomas Lucy sent invitations to
twelve men to organize a club without giving
public notice thereof. On the first of August
another meeting was held, composed of twenty
one men, one being a visitor, Mr. Bourgeols.
Mr. Craigh offered a resolution to nominate
eighteun men as delegates and those nmen were
all taken from the twenty present. He, as one
of the twenty, protested and was referred to the
general assembly for redress. Mr. Hoffman
concluded by saying that be was not a sorehead
or a dissenter. but wanted justice and falrnes.
what action was to be taken on the communica
tion. "I move to lay it on the table," said one
When the votes were called the yeas stoutly
roared, whilst the nays. backers of the writer,
strenuously opposed the motion,
Executive session-in which only the rld
members are allowed to debate-being called,
new members and reporters were requested to
step outside. This was done, and when the
doors were again opened, and when it was an.
nounced that the old members sitting in ex',
cutive session had resolved to refer the com
munication about the delegates to the third
ward and order a new election, the utmost con
fusion ensued.
expostulating became general, members spoke
I and raved around three and four at a time. and
such was the uproar that Dr. Tebault stepped
from his chair ;nd announced that he would
r sever his connection with the association. He
was finally prevailed upon to take his seat.
A motion was then made to go into executive
session again. Before the motion was accepted
one of the members rose and remarked he re
gretted, as every one present must regret, that
Dr. Tebault
y to vacate the chair. Dr. Tebault, said he, was a
hard-worker and one whore services could not
be spared, and, if the assembly wished to suc
ceed in the next campaign, it is necessary to
e accept the members from the third ward elected
I as dt-legates, because they are good men, and,
it others are nominated, he would not sustain
Mr. C. E. Hoffman, whose Icommunication
S had raised such a co~fusion, withdrew it
y amidst deafening applause, and sat down.
Peace reigned again in Warsaw.
It was resolved and carried that all the old
I. members should stand up to persuade Dr. Te
a bault to retain the presidency.
It was also resolved to admit all the delegates
whose names were presented, provided they
y abide by the article in the constitution, which
a provides that they should be non-bondholders,
s non-monopolists and non-politicians.
A resolutloa was unanimously carried to
stand by the doctor "through thick and thin,"
as one of the members put it.
Mr. Creagh's resolution, to appoint a commit
tee of seventeen, that is, one from each ward, to
confer with all other parties,ppposed to bond
holders, was carried.
A committee of seventeen, one from each
ward was next moved to he appointed and
called the "ways and means or finance com
mittee." Carried.
It was resolved that the president call a meet
ing in the fourth ward for the purpose of or
In wards not yet having joined the fold were
next appointed.
The president called the attention of the
assembly to the fact that already Sts00,e( ques
tionable premium bonds had this year been
issued to the detriment of the people.
A printing committee of three was then ap
pointed, and the assembly adjourned.
A Fast !acer In the Fruit Trade and
Something About Fruit.
Chancing along the levee early yesterday
morning, enjoying the cool soft breeze from the
river, our attention was attracted to a lot of lue
cious looking bananas and plantains lying on
the wharf, around which a largo crowd was
gathered, Making inquiries, we learned that
t!"° wet. being discharged from the seoiborlit
Susan Scranton, Capt. Richard Stark, and con
signed to Mr. Charles H. Schenck. Invited
aboard the schooner, we found her to be a re
imarkably staunch, clean and trim vessel of los
tons burthen, 82 feet in length, 26 feet 6 inches
beam and 7 feet 6 inches depth of hold, owned
by her naptain and Mr. Schenck. and engaged
in the fruit trade between this city and the
islands. TheS wranton has just distinguished her
self by making the, uuickesttrip ever made, hav
ing left Bonacca Friday. arriving at the mouth
of the river on Monday. in two days and twen
ty-two hours from the time she started, the dis
tance sailed being 77s miles. The steam,,r E. iB.
Ward. Jr.. from Ruatan. 718 miles, has made the
time in three days, and the schooner Village
Belle, before the war. made the time from
Bonaces in three days and four hours. At this
season of the year fruit ripens rapidly, and the
fast time made by the Scranton is of double im
portance to her owners, for it placed her at the
head of the list of racers and put a cargo on
the market equal in condition to any received
in the winter, and which found eager buyers at
faney prices. To the uninformed it may not be
amiss to state how these cargoes are sold. They
are placed on the wharf in uniform lots, say 100
bunches, just as they are received from the
vessel, and are auctioned off to the highest bid
der, thus giving buyers an equal chance and
favoritism to none. The Scranton is loading to
return, and brought orders for 26i barrels of
flour, 5o barrels meal and e, onoshingles. Under
the liberal and enterprising management of Mr.
bchenck. Messrs. Oteri & Brother, J. Macheca
and other dealers, the fruit trade to this city is
being fostered and is daily growing in Import
James Glennon, Aged Eight Years, Run
Over by a Train of Cars. I
A reporter in pursuing his vocation is some- o
times forced to witness most horrible and
heart-rending sights, but yesterday this re
porter was forced to look at a sight which was ii
without a parallel, and it was the mangling of ft
the boy James Glennon, aged eight years, who
was run over at half-past 1 o'clock by a train of I
fiat cars of the Mobile Railroad. at the corner
of Elysian Fields and Lev'eestreets. s
I he child when visited was at the residenco p
of his parents, corner of Victory and Elysian
Fields streets, and at the time was sutffering
agony beyond description, as his left arm had
been severed at the shoulder and his right arm B
at the elbow. The flesh from his right log had
been mashed off from the hip to the knee, C
while his right ear had been taken off from his n
head as neatly as though it had been done with C
a razor.
The cause of the accident is as follows: Glen
non boarded the train while it was moving
slowly, and took his position near the edge of
one of the flat cars. The engine in increasing
its speed gave the train a sudden jerk, and as it -
did so the unfortunate child fell between th -
cars on the track. Before the engineer could 1
he warned to stop his train several of the cars
had passed over portions of the little fellow's tb
body. S
When the train was finally stopped, what re
mained of Olennon, together with the members 1
that had been severed by the merciless wheels,
were placed upon a litter and taken to his pa- a
rents' residence. n
Drs. Lewis and Finney were called to attend e
Glennon. and after examining him pronoune d e
him b- yond all human aidl.
The engineer of the train was arrested and r
locked up in the Fifth Precinct Station.
Claude Victor Andrv.
Charles Louis St. Cyr.
Amedeeoo Praderes.
Emile Gauche vs. Ellermann et als. Suit for
$320 nro amount of semi-annual interest on nine
tonds of the city known as wharf bonds, besides
$22 50 for cost of protest and cests of suit.
" The lager the beer the smaller the glass." Is
the motto of the boor shops in New Orleans.
The Governor has bhon apprised of the de
mise of Parisa Judge Kibbe. of Vermillion,
B. P. Blanchard, who obtained considerable
notoriety as State Registrar of Voters under
Warmoth. died yesterday of yellow fever.
The Board of Health met last night, but in .I
consequence of there going no quorum present,.
adjourned without transacting any business.
Obituary by one of the boys on a victim of the
yellow fever, frail but beautiful: "Well, she was
a good girl, but then she is dead" 1
Since Collector Smith has forbidden smoking
in the Custom-House building during business
hours, who is going to smoke all the samples?
The Excelsior Glee Club give their first an-.
nual picnic and soiree dansante at. the Wash
ington IHotel. Old Lake End, on Sunday, the
twenty-fifth instant.
Up to 7 o'clock last evening sixty new cases
and t-'n deaths were reported to the Board of
Health. This Indicates a falling off in the num
her of death., for up to the same time on
Wednesday night twenty-three deaths were re
The death at Grenada of Mr. L. A. Friedman,
a warm-hearted gentleman and prosperous
merchant of Canal street, is another evidence
of the danger of leaving the city under a fear of
yellow fever. Had Mr. Friedman remained
among us he would have probably received
better attention than he did from the over
tasked people of Grenada.
Selina Brooks threatened to take the life of
G. C. Brooks. and she was locked up in the
Eighth Station.
Isaac Carter and T. tedgwick were locked up
in the Third Station, charged with disturbing
the peace.
A. Silbernagle, while driving a beer wagon,
was son struck on Wednesday at the corner of
Customhouse and Marais streets.
Wednesday night a thief was discovered in
Mr. Joseph Spencer's residene. and the occu
pont of the house fired one shot at him as he
was making his escape.
Frank Buck was locked un in the Third Sta
tion for being drunk, disturbing the peace and,
refusing to pay for refreshments that he had
Gus Myers. a barber, was locked up in the
Central station. charged with obtaining goods
under false pretenses, to wit, a few bottles of
Mat. Gainey, charged by one Lawrence with
stealing his wtch andI chain, was yesterday
discharged by acting Judge Samhola, the prose
cuting witness stating that after having Gainey
arrested he found his watch in his ownavpoket.
Sad Accident.
At 7 o'clock Wednesday evening a little girl
- named Wilhelmina Lubengnth, aged two years
and a half. fell over the banisters of her par
I ents' residence, on Poydras street, between
Clara and Magnolia, and was internally in
I jured.
Out ot Danger.
t City Physician Beard and Dr. A. Johnson yes
rterday gave a certificate that the man Herman
Zeizer, who was struck on the head with a piece
of gas pipe by C. Cain. at Morgan's depot, is out
I of danger.
The Petulant Pintol.
s At 1 o'clock yesterday adiffioulty took place
r at the corner of Orangas and Tchoupitoulas
a streets, during which a man named James
Soully fired one shot without effect at a man
named Mike Kelly. Both men made their
Sese.o before the arrivtl c the o police,
ooks. Nurses. Cham uermal.s, Ete.
• tion to do housework an,1 nursing. Can
give good references. Address M. C., this office.
au23 St
a situation to wash and iron and assist in
housework. Can come well recommended.
Address Mrs. LOUIS, 85 Marigny street.
au22 3t
a situation to cook, wash and iron for a
small family. Address No. 371 kranklin street.
au22 3t
a situation to cook, wash and iron. Ad
dress Mrs. MARY FRITZ, corner Blxth and
Laurel streets. atu21 t
woman, who can come well recommended,
a situation to do honsework and plain sowing.
Address M. M. P., Democrt btice. au21 At
Dressmakers and Seamstresses.
V situation as seamstress in a family; un
derstands the G over & Baker machine. Ad
dress N. It.. this office. au22 3t
Cooks, Et,.
aV assist in housework. Apply to No. 17
Commercial Place. up stair. 2 t*
lated two-story house, in good neighbor
hood; must have hall telow and above; rent not
excieding $50 per mo'nth. Address, stating price
and location, Postoffi3e box No. 2249. o23 3t*
wishes to secure a small house within
walking distance of the business portion ofi
Canal street by the first of SBetember noxt.;l
Rent must be moderate. Address J. D., this
ofilce. je26 tf
five rooms, in the Fourth District. Ref
must not be over $165 per month. Address G. 4.
B., Democrat offce. my24 tf
positiIon, with or without her brother, that
she held at Myrtle Grove Plantation for six
months, by applying immediatily on the plant
ation. au23 It
$1.*0 F00 Magazine. D. LEECH, Boiree
Pianist. j15 17
' ond antl third fl,,ors rf No. 195 Garvier
street. Apply to SCOTT MuGEHIEE, 191 Gravier.
street, au23 15t
c orner Sr. Jane and Gravier streets. Appl
on premises, au23 3t*
a house, comprising three rooms, with priv
lielge of the kitchen and kitchtn room. For in
formation apply to D. C. V.. Democrat office.
au20 1W
tobor 1 e,ext the large premises No. 94 Camp
street, now occupied b) the New Orleans Re
pouhlicanu Printing Comtany. Apply to H. M.t
ROBINSON, No. 5 Caron telet street. ji9 ti
1 first of Setembher next The well known
Beer Saloon No. 151 Common street, between St.
Charles and Carond,,let streets, occupied for
many years by Mr. Krost.
Also, store No. 134 Canal street, between St.
Charles and Carondeleo stro,'ts
Apply to A. F. WEBER,
jy3 2m 134 ani al street.
- Masonic grave.yrd F ,r tarticulars apply
to the sexton, or to HI. MARKS, t Masonic Hall,
St, Charles street. anu20 1w
I' The rernarkalIy Itit-sailing, coppor
and conrpr fastened cciiL)pr yactht (scioo-IE -
nor ZINGA, m1 t us r,'gister. well found I
every respdc t bu||ilt in N ,V Yotrk4
on cargo taken 6tittf) T'tit4 ra's ; is admira
bly adaptei for the fruit t adle having the im
proved v'entilator: has beoo rhbulilt and thor
oughly ovoerhauled in April last. Can be ex
amined at, Lower Pir,,vunn "I ie-. For terms
apply to WILLILM (:ILEEVY. Agent,
onll tf 49 f r,n It tr t iornor Uninn.
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The following recedipts ace acknowledged:
John Burnett & Co. . .. ... .... ...... ... $20 00
Cle. k F ........e k F....... .. . - . 5 00
Gerrnanla National Bank ..... ... ..... 200 00
Louis Giunewald .............. .. .... - ... 1 o00
C ash ............... ...... ......... .......... 13 7
J. BU rnsit e . ... ....... ....... .... ..........
Nelson MoS a ................... . . .... 100 00
Hon. H M. Spofford ......................... 200 00
M iss O . B .................................... 00
Delavill & Jouhert.......................... 25 00
Allen A Sym e ................................ 25 00
,. O. Thomas & Co ............. ........ .. 50 oil.
J. B. W oods .................................. 25
Buckner & C ................................. so
H. Dannel & Co) ....... ...... ............. 50
Bickham & Moore ........................... 50.
Cash........ ...... 25
John I. Noble .... ..... .... ................ 25
J. H. M ehaff y .............. . ... ......--- 25
J. A. Seignouret ............................ 25
Jos. B ayle.................................... 10 1
Hellieu Z. Nhoy............................. 1
Bobet Brothers ................... .......... 50
B r a d s t r e e t No m ya n y . . . . . . . . . .. . . .- .. . . . 0.. . . 1 0
National Rtock Yard Com any, Ill......... 20 00
Smldes & R ,wland. Mississipt l City...... 25 00
W. Hi. Bailard, through Rev. B. M. Palmer.
D. D .................................6.0. 50 00
Philio Best Brewing Company, through
Hugo Redwi z .......... ...... -.-..ln 00 0
Brown & Jones ............ -........-.....100 00
8 ,cial Circle ....................... .... .. ..- 5 00
Henry Franc. Treasurer, Washington.. D.
C., through Rev. J. K. Guthiem......... 150 00
HenryC. Haarstick, through John A. Ste
venson. ageont.......... .................250 00
New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad
Company ................................100 00
Leon Gochaux ............................... 50 00
Mrs. W. H. Fisher ........................ 5 00
Lafayette Fire Insurance Company........ 50 00
C. A. Miltenberger & Co ..................- 50 00
Ed. Vorster, through Vizard & Co.......... 50 00on
A lady....... ....... ..................100
R. B. Gardner, Secretary Fur and Wool
Hat Association, New York ............. 310 O0
L. Reder & 0 .............. .......... 2500
A. S. Bushnell. Springfield. 0., through
Hon. E. Pilsbury, Mayor............50 00
Petersburg, Va.. ' oh:baco Manufacturers,
througn Hon. E. Pil-hury. Mayor...... 2 00
Hendricks Brothers, N. Y., through Folger
& Co .................... ................. 50 00
The guests of West End Hotel. I.ong
Branch, through Jules Cassard. Esq...100
New Orleans and Red River Transporta
tion Company ...................- -----... ..100
S. B. NEWMAN, Treasurer.
New Orleans. An uest 22. 1l7., au23 1t
The desirable and eligibly located
corner of Deltchalse and Ches'nut stre..s.
joining property of Capt. Woods.
The grounds measure 160 feet front on Ch
nut street by a depth of 129 feet on Deilhals
For further particulars apply to
Nos. 50o, 2 and 64 South Peters stree
I Terms liberal. my26l 3t.w
Of the latest importation by Messrs. A',:
LOW & BROS. &1 New York. embr
s their favoral~i known brands in e
q uality.
3y30 lm 62, 64 and 66 CustomhbojW

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