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THE NE W ORLEAlNlS DAILY DEMO MAI,
---------- E DA ="--tLl E ~"~---W. OFFICOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. II1--NO. 260. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, SE PTEMBER 8, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTB. • _ _ , I, - - :w nnnnn--acmmnn-ua m . U n n i llrl GENERAL RAILWAY TICKET OFFICE, INo. :3S St. Chaurle Street, UPIP'OlIT ST. CHARLEW IOTEL. REDUCED BATES ON ALL RtEGULAR FIRST CLASS TICKETS TO ALL POINTS NORTH, EAST AND WEST. lartiM loaving the cit. will save money b uurrchaslin their railroad tickets from up. Through Sleeroin! Car Bier lt oecolred. Now Orl'ann Transfor wagons sent for hbggaý.e and checked thoronth. All necessary information relative to routes, distances and connections cheerfully given. Omfla own from 7 n. m. to 9 p. m. mv225 TIlE YELLOW FEVER. MARCH OF DEATH IN TIHE INFEJCTED DhISTIIICTM YeITERDAY. Th1e Dinerse In Baton Rougge-Total Mor tality to Date. IApoolal to the Demoerat.l BIA'rN oltc.iuoa, Mept, 7. --Report of yellow lover for the twenty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock this morning: I)eaths, 1; new cases, 20. Total number of deaths to date, 18; cases to date, 194. CliUVIluvit5. Ninety. Nine Deatho at Memphis YTeter day-hJlet of the Prominent Dead. [Boenlal to the D)emoerat.l M tEirrrimt, Sept. 7..- Ninety-nine deaths are reported, among them Rev. Mr. Parsons, of (irace Church, a graduate of West Point, and formerly of the United States army, greatly beloved in Memphis; A. J. Wheeler, editor of the Masmonir ecwel, and past grand master, a dlstinguished Mason, and D)r. Williams, of Kentucky. Dr. Mead, of Arkansas, is reported dying. Mr. Hargrove, of Shreveport, my as sistant, is slightly ill. Ninety patients are in the Infirmary, open three or four days, among them a number of Western physicians and nurses. The list of the sick is greatly swelled by such. An Infirmar-y for colored patients has just been opened by the IHoward Association. Dr. Saunders, president of the Board of iHealth, is among tihe new cases. W. T W. No Abatement of thle Fever Except In Grenadla-Total New York lubsterip tlols Irtll(t,O00--Mortlniity Statitles NEW YORK, Sept. 7.--Owing to the failure of physicians to report sickness of telegraphers or some other cause the reports of mortality in yellow fever districts are not kept up fully. The number reported to d(late s1 3120, but tihe total number must he larger. There is no Improvement anywhere yet, except in (Gre nada, where the fever seems to be decreasing for lack of victims. The North is alive on the subject of raising money for the relief ol f sufferers, and a great deal of hard work Is being done in the r bp half. In New York city upward of $135,000 has been raised, and much more will be forth coming. The subjoined statement shows the numb.,er of deaths from fever il thle cties principally visited by it, so far as reported up to the p resent, the deaths among refugees not being included: New ()rleans ........................1407 Memphis......... . ............. ...... 91)4 Vicksburg .. ............................. 297 Grenada...... 85 Port Gibson ........................... 55. Canton ................................. 31 Hlckimr n r ...........................:. "24 (Greenville ............ ................ 37 Holly Spring ............................ 17 Baton Rouge ......15 Total ...............................3120 Weekly Report of lIe nargeon General fromu All Ponlts. WASHIIIN(TON HSet. 7.--The Burgeon Gein oral reports as follows for the past weok: New., Orleans.--During the week ending yesterday noon there were 1732 eases of yellow fever and 526 d(eaths, making in all 4609 cases and 1395 deaths. I)urlng 24 hours to noon yesterday there were 289 new cases and 61 deaths. Port Eads. -During the past week there was one death from yellow fever, but no new cases. Morgan ('ity, la.-During the week to yes terday noon there were 14 cases of yellow fever and 2 deaths, making in all 22 cases and 6 deaths. 1'ickasburf.--During the week ending yes terday evening there were 181 deaths, 41 of which occurred in the last 24 hours, making in all 366 deaths. About 25(0) cases have oc curred since the outbreak of the fever. Sur geon Keyer telegraphs: "The fever is on an increase, and it is impossible to obtain accu rate data." Grenada.-I)r. Warren Stone reports 96 new cases of yellow fever and 49 deaths during the week ending yesterday evening. Onmfon, 3fiss.--During the fortnight ended yesterday noon there were 172 eases of yellow fever and 22 deaths, making in all 190 cases and 30 deaths. There are 120 eases under treatment, of which 16 occurred during the last 24 hours. Ocean Springs, Miss.--During the week ended yesterday evening there were 15 cases of yellow fever and 5 deaths. Holly Springs.--The first case of probable yellow fever occurred on the twenty-seventh of August, resulting in death September 4. Two deaths from undoubted yellow fever fol lowed on the second. To yesterday evening there were about 100 cases and 25 deaths. More than one-half the population fled the city between the second and fifth instant. All the members of the Board of Health are sick. Memphis.--For the week ended Thursday, fifth, there were 529 deaths from yellow fever. Dr. Thornton reports that the number of cases cannot be obtained. During the week the number of deaths to the number of cases were as 1 to 3. Hickman, Ky.-The first case of yellow fever occurred August 16. There were 60 cases and 24 deaths to yesterday evening. Louisville, Ky.-For the week ending yester day evening there were 25 new cases of yel low fever and 7 deaths, all refugees and river boatmen. St. Louis.-During the week ending yester day there were 3 deaths from yellow fever, two refugees and a resident nurse, who at tended the refugees. In the hospital at quar antine, below St. Louis, there were 100 ncv cases admitted and 9 deaths; all refugees but one, the steward of the quarantine hospital, who is now sick, he having contracted the disease at quarantine. All boats and trains from infected dist' iets are prohibited from entering the city. which remains healthy. Pascagoula, .M iss.-Three cases of yellow fever in the shipping from New Orleans be tween the first and fifth instant. Cincinnati.-From August 28 to the forenoon of September 4, 3 new cases of yellow fever and two deaths have occurred among refugees. Bay St. Louis.-One refugee arrived from New Orleans August 24 with yellow fever, and was sent back to New Orleans the same day. No other cases. Mobile.-The city is healthy. No yellow fever since the 1 death which occurred on the thirty-first of August. Key West.--Two cases of fever and 1 death during the week ended yesterday noon. Harana.-Seventy-four deaths from yellow fever and 7 from small-pox during the week ended August 31. Mataasas.--During the fortnight ended Au gust 30 there were no cases of yellow fever on the bay and only a few cases on shore. Sagua La Grande, Cuba.-Since the six teenth of August there were 2 deaCths from yellow fever, but at the date of a(Ivices, Au gust 2H, there were no cases In the to)wn or harbor. ('ct.alla.--Nine deaths from cholera and 26 from small-pox for tile week ended July 0; 41 deaths fr om cholera and 20 from small-pox for the week ended.July 13. llombay. -F orty-one deaths from choleor and six from small-pox for the week ending July 10. atldras. .--Six deaths from cholera for the week ended( July 28. No official reports could be obtainel from Port Gibson, Miss., Greenville Miss., Browns ville, 'Tenn., where the yellow lever is reported to exist. Reports from other places Indicate good health, Including Blount Springs, Ala., and Cedar Keys, Fla., both erroneously reporte.d, through the press, as having eases of yellow fever. Jon0N M. WoouIwouRTv Murgeon General Unitd States Marine ilos pital. Air of Grenada Impregnated with the oidor of Fever. GRIENADA. MIsd., Hept. 7.- A physician says: 'The air is impregnated with the odor of the fever, You can easily distinguish it. There Is a pecullarity about it whith once discovered, I think, never can be mtstnken. I do not remember any smell slullar to it during the whole of my profetssional life. It attaches itself to your clothing and, of course, makes all woolen goods dangerous." quarantine strictly nforcred at St. Loul--The Expoitalon. SMr. Louis, Sept. 7.-Quarantine 1i heing rigidly enforced against communications by boat or rail with yellow fever districts. No new eases have been reported here, and no fears are entertained that the disease will ob tain a foothold here. Our exposition opens Monday under most encouraging auspices. The Chickasaw Guards, from Memphis, ar rived here this morning. They have boeen in camnp in Alabama for a month, and are In gootd health and spirits. Another Yellow Fever Victim at rincln nati-Contlnued Contributions. CINCINNATI, Sept. 7.-Chris. Miller, a yel low fever patient, died at the hospital this morning. He was a jeweler by trade, and had been South seeking work. There is no relaxation in the work of raising funds for Southern sullerers. At the Chester Park to-day races are given, and the whole proceeds go for Southern relief. The Fever at Louisville-Hosplital Full. Lo.1tsVItAE, Mept. 7.---There were slx new cases of yellow fever hero yesterday, and throee this morning. Our hospital is full, and arrangements are making to secure another Liberality of the Citizens of St. oulsa Refugees from Memphis In a Destiute Condition--Health of the City. Sr. Louis. Sept. 7.-The subscriptions to 1 the yellow fever fund at the Merchants' Ex change yesterday were liberal, the total amount now collected being about $40,000. Contributions are pouring in from all quar ters and an unprecedented liberality is being displayed. Various benefit entertainments are announced for the coming week, and It is estimated that within a few days the fund will amount to $95,000. The money is for warded to the South as fast as it is colliected. The quarantine regulation against the in footed districts is being rigidly enforced by the health commissioners, and the number of arrivals of refugees Is exceedingly small. A large number of refugees from Mom phis are in the city, and many of them are utterly destitute. A movement is on foot to estab lish aL fund for their relief. No original cases of the fever have been reported., and the general health here is good. It was rumored to-day that the steward at the quarantine hospital had died of fever, but investigation proved it false. Our physicians insist that the disease can not becomne epidemic here, and there seems to be no fear of it. The mortality report for the week gives the number of deaths from various diseases at 1 123, against 142 for the previous week. Chicago's Aggregate Contribution - A Grand Display of Charity. CiJneA.o, Sept. 7.--The total subscriptions in this city to the yellow fever fund amounts now to $40,502 64. Additional Subscriptions In New York. NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-Mayor Ely received $9103 additional supscriptions to the yellow fever fund to-day, making the total receipts through his office $13,705. The Chamber of Commerce subscriptions reach nearly $60,000, which it is hoped to increase to $100,000. The aggregate subscription in the city now reach about $145,000. All Classes in New York Contributing Success of Theatre Benefits. NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-Upwards of $140,000 have been contributed by the people here to the Southern relief fund. It is expected much more will soon be raised. There is great sympathy for the afflicted, and all classes are helping with money. Several en tertainments have been given for the benefit of the South. At the Fifth Avenue Theatre performance for the sufferers every actor, actress, gas man, printer anti other persons with the house volunteered, and the gross receipts, upward of $1500, have been handed over to Mayor Ely for transmission South. The Park Theatre benefit for the fund realized $1500. Church Collections in Iowa. D)ESMOINES, Iowa, Sept. 7.-Jn response to Gov. Gear's appeal, Bishop Hennesy has directed that collections for the fever aflicted districts in the South be taken up in all Catholic Churches in the diocese on to-mor- 1 row and the following Sunday. Substantial Sympathy from Peoria. I PEoRIA. Ill.. Sept. 7.-The yellow fever suffer ers will receive substantial aid from this piae to-day. A game of base ball was played for that purpose between the Peoria club and a picked nine. To-morrow nirht Bishop Svauld ing lectures for the same object in the Opera House, and Tuesday evening there is to be a mass meeting of citizens, at which collections will be taken up. Preparing for an Increase of Trade. NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-The managers of the Produce Exchange have adopted a resolution to the effect that in consequence of abundant crops, the satisfactory condition of the export trade, the increasing activity of the domestic trade and the prospects of prosperity, a corn mittee be appointed to provide facilities for the transportation of increased business. Visiting Firemen at Chicago. CHICAGo, Sept. 7.-Nearly all the firemen from abroad who have been attending the tournament have left for their homes to night. The contests to-day in extinguishing burning buildings were interesting and well attended. FOEIG N AiFFAIR S. ENGLAND. Bellel of suflerere by the Prlncess Alice Disaster. LONDON, Sept. 7.--The I'rince of Wales has sent, a letter of sympathy for the sufTerers by the Princess Alice disaster and contributed £50 toward the relief fund. The Comedle Francalso Theatre of Parin and numerous French actors have sent k.50 to the Lord Mayor of London for the suffer ers, accompanied by ta letter, in which Eng land's help to Paris in 1671 Is eulogiozd. Thp hull of the PIrincess Alice has been mtoored thirty-live feet nearer the shore, and the saloon will be entered by divers at low tide for the purpose of removing the dead bodies. Almost Another CollIlitn on the Thames. LONI)ON, ept. 7.--Another steamer accident occurred to-tlay, which, it, was at one time feared would end disastruously. The pleasure steamer HIoboken running to Margaret, a wat tring place on the North sea, came in violent collision with the steamer Ariel in the Thames river this morning, shortly after leaving her dock, having on board a large number of passengers. Both boats sustained considerable damage. The Iloboken had her bulwark and paddles smashed and the excite mlent was terrible, thet passengers fearing a repetition of the Princess A lice catastrophe. Six persons were badly hurt In jumping off the IHoboken. Finally the steamer was taken to the wharf and her passengers landed In safety. The other boat, Arlel sustained so rious injury and had to be docked. The Morgue at Woolwich-Identlfleatlon of the Dead-Where the Faultof the Disaster Is Placed. LONDON Sept. 7.-A visit to Woolwich this afternoon brought to view an extraordinary picture of human misery. The corpses of drt~ ned victims of the recent disaster, as fast as they are brought to shore are laid in long rows upon the Iloors of the buildings, that are for the time turned Into an Immense morgue. The girls and women for the most part retain their bonnets. T'heir faces are in some cases marktedl with horror and in others are very calm. In the cabin, which was liter ally crammed, the dead mothers were found, clasping their dead children in their armis. they were drowned like rats in a trap unable to escape from the cabin. The dontifllcation of the dead proceeds very rapidly and as soon as recognized and clalned the body is removed to London for burial. The scenes at their idntlilication are harrowing In the extremoe; husbands, fathers, mnothers, brothers and sisters, and even children, find their dear ones in death and break out in passionate lamentations over their bodies. The feeling against the master and pilot of the Bywoll C(astle, which was very bitter, has quite died away, and it is evident that the fault of the collision lies with the captain of the Princess Alice, who, however, Is among the drowned. FRANCE. xeenution of tle Mlnrdererer, Le irez and larre. PAnIl, Hept. 7.---lo Brez and Barre, the murderers, wtere guillotined to-day. An im muense crowd witnessed the executions. Tihe Governmnent Determined to Suppress lcianlionm-Arrents LaNt Night. LONDON, Sept. 7.---A dispatch from Paris says the Frenchl governmIent has ex)ressedl aI determination to squelch Internatio mal agl tatiors, and many arrests of Socialists have F been made in Prils to-night. American ExhiliitorN at Panrl-Lint of the Gold Mcedatlits. PAItS, Sept. 7.--The following American cxlii bitor' hlave I,,en awardled the gold m edals at the Paris Exhibition: American Watch Company, of Waltham, Mass.; Willematic i Linen Company, Ilartford, Conn.; Reming ton & Son, Illlin, N. Y., fre arms; Lobdoel Car Wheel Company, Wilmington, Dol.; Han cock Insplrator Company, Boston; Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Com pany, Providence, R. I., machine tools; Westinghouse Air Brake Company, of Pittsburg, atmospheric brake; Providence Tool Company, Providence, II. I.; Woodward & Dwight of St. Louis; Indianapolis Board of 'Trade, Libby, MeNeal & Libby, of Chicago, canned meats; Rilchardson &l ltobbins, Dover, Del .canned provisions; Anheouser ,; Co., St. Louis, beer; Philip Best, Milwaukee, lager beer; H. G. Shufoldt, Chicago, Wasder, Mitchell & Co., Springileld, Ohio, mowers and reapers. The list of awards to American exhibitors of silver and bronze medals and of honora ble ment!on is very large. The list is as yet unoflicial and Incomplete. Tile Execution of Barre and Lelbez for the Murder of the Widow Gillet- scene at tle Guillotine. PARIs, Sept. 7.-At daybreak this morning the two murderers, Barre and Leibez, con demned to death on July 31, for the murder I of Madam Gillet, were guillotined. Generally r the time fixed for an execution is kept at profound secret up to the last moment, not t only to the condemned but to the public, but I by some means the rumor that the execution would take place on or about this day had been circulated and a careful watch had been maintained on the prisoners by those in terested in selling seats in the houses which r command a view of the execution. Before s daylight this morning it was known that the f, guillotine had arrived and that workmen were putting It up. In an incredibly short time news had been sent to cafes and restaurants on the boule vards and other places and an immense t crowd was soon gathered. Some of the spec- t tators had engaged their places days before on condition that they should be notified when I to attend. The crime of Barre and Leibez was a most atrocious one and their trial had caused great L excitement in Paris. Both were men in good c condition, and Leibez had talents and ac quirements above the average of men, even of his own class. Their victim was a milk c woman named Gillet, who had saved a con siderable sum of money by long and painful economy. Shortly before daylight this morning the condemned were informed that their hour had come. The jailer, accompanied by priests, entered their cells, and each of the men was left alone for five minutes with a priest. As they appeared the shirt collars of the condemned were cut off and their hands rudely shortened th'$: .rms pinioned and they were hurried tow -- he door in front of which the guillotine es~ou. These movements were all executed with such rapidity and pre cision that neither of the men had time to speak, scarcely to think. As the door sprang open and the men caught sight of the guillo tine they recoiled. The great crowd gave forth hoarse murmurs. The executioner was marvelously rapid in his movements. In an instant Barre was thrust forward against the upright of the guillotine and strapped to it, the plank was thrown forward, and the knife fell and his i head tumbled into the basket. The execu tion of Leibez was equally quick, and all was over in less than three minutes. AUSTRIA. Reinforcements Arrived at Pz~pary's i Camp-Active Operatlons Expecte"d. LONDON, Sept. 7.-A dispatch from Vienna savs Gen. Szapary's forces in Bosnia have been reinforced and action against the insurgents will be at once commenced. The future sue- I cess of the Austrian troops depends much upon the favorable weather. WASH INGITON. Condition of the PublFe Treasury. WAshMINOTON, Sept. 7,--The Treasury now holds $349,118,,450 in bonds to secure national bank circulation, and $18,98+3,400 to secure public deposits; bonds held to secure 4 per cent loan, $5,088 4010; United tates boInds de posited for clrcuhltlon for the week, $211,500; amount withdrawn, $17,000; national bank circunltion -- outstandinllg urrency notes, $321,953,002; gold notes, $142.920; internal revenue, $45 00:3 9134; customs, $4,344,077. Nationsil bank notes received for redemp tion for the week ending to-day, as compared with the eorrespondlleg period last year: New York --1877, $832,001); 187H, $492,01. Boston-- - 1877, $1,820,000; 18781, $1,101,01,). Philadelphia- - 1877, $108,000; 187H. $217,000. Miscellaneous- 1377, $895,000; 1878, $991,000. Total--1877, $:1,045,000J; 1878, $2,861,000. Receipts to-day, $493,000. SP'OItTIN(, NOTES. The alanlon-Courtney loat Race-Opinlon of an Expert. N1w Yonur, Sept. 7.-Mr. Blaike, a well known referee in boat races, in a conversation this afternoon relative to the match between Courtney and Hanlon, said he didn't under stand, with such a heavy prize as $1000 to he rowed for, why the race was not for the championship. He thinks Courtney physi cally able to beat Ilanlon but dohbts whether he trains properly. He don't think Courtney is afraid to row for the championship; but thinks he Is controlled by professional sharp ers. At the beginning of the season lianion proposed to Courtney to put off their match ate in the season, for, as Hanlon said, if the race was rowed then Courtney's and Hanlon's backers would refuse to sup port hint in matches with a seco)n(d-rate man, and if Hanlon beat Courtney he (Hanlon) would not be able to get any one to row against him. Courtney consented, and while fianion has been winning race after race, Courtney has done nothing. iHanlon has beaten him in a financial sense, and now occu pies the best position. llalke thinks each is a little afraid of the other, or perhaps they don't want, to settle the question of superiority too quickly. Three purses are better than one, and there will be problably three races. He thinks the Owasca course infinitely better than the La chine, as there is no current, no advanttage for anybody, and slendid facilities for row ing the race. This lachine arrangement, he thinks, has a hippodroming suggestion about It. The Pouaghkeepsle Iaces. I'OItHIKIEPHJIN, N. Y., Sept. 7.--At the races here to-day, in the 2:24 class, the first heat was a dead one between Steve Maxwell and Result. Time, 2:27%. In the second heat, Des!random was first, Maxwell third. Time, 2"206. Third heat--Result first, Max well Hcconl?. Tine, 2:25'i%. Fourth heat--Re suit first, Maxwell second. Time, 2:20. In the 2:30 class the first heat was won by Mary Russell, Grace second. Time, 2:30. SH.cond Heat Mary Russell first, New Brook second. Time, 2:301d. Third Heat---Mary Russell first, New Brook second. Time, 2:30;. In the 2:40 class the first heat was won by Belie of Kings, with Chance second. Time, 2;35. Second Heat- Belle of Kings first, Chance second. Time, 2:32. T'hird Heat--Dolly Everett first, Jim Ward second. Time, 2:34"x. Fourth Ileat, .(iim onrud first, Dolly Everett second(. Tinmn, 2 :33/,. Fifth IHeat--imre Ward first, Dolly Everett second. Tnme, 2:33%. Sixth Heat- Dead heat between Jim Ward and Dolly Everett. Tihno, 2:34%. Seventh Ieat--,Jim Ward first, Belle of Kings second. Time, 2:84%. Ilaqe Ball. CrEVr, ,ANO, Sept. 7.--Forrest (itys 12, Rochesters 2; game called at the eighth in ning on account of darkness. CilcAco, Sept. 7.- Providences 4, Chicagos rt. LANsINoIomII , N. Y., Sept. 7.--Haymakers 0, Buffalos 0. EAST ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 7.--Albanys 0, U tieas 8. CINeINNATI, Sept. 7. Cinclnnatis 6, Bos tons 1. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Arrest of a Confessed Child Murderer. JERnEY CITY, Sept. 7. - A young woman, May Phillips, aged 25 years, surrendlered her self to the police to-day and confessed to hav ing poisoned her 5 months-old baby on Thurs day, through domestic difliculties. She had separated from her husband, and poisoned the child because she was unable to support both it and herself. She was placed under arrest. Four Men Injured by a Gasoline Explo ilOln. ST. Louis, Sept. 7.-A gasoline explosion oc curred at, an early hour this morning in the rear of 3300 Cass Avenue, by which three men, named Brewer, Clements, and Bergman were badly injured, the former dangerously. Canseo trying to fill a burning lamp from a barrel of gasoline. Attempted Murder and sulcide--A Nice Mort of Woman to Have In the family. NEW YORK, Sept. 7.--John Ii. GrafT, a cigar maker, aged 26 unsuccessfully attempted to shoot his wife this afternoon, and then fatally shot himself in the head. The examination of Mrs. Sclfke, who was arrested in Brooklyn, charged with sending a poisoned pot of cheese to members of her family, was commenced in a Brooklyn court to-day. The testimony is rather against the prisoner. The Stanard Mu-der Case-Arrest of a Clergyman. HARTFOicD, Conn., Sept. 7.--There are no new developments in the Stanard murder case. The examination of Rev. H. H. Hayden, who was arrested yesterday, has been post poned until Tuesday to enable him to pro cure counsel. Double-Murder in Mu cauine, Iowa. MUSCATINE, Iowa, Sept. 7.-Two deliberate murders occurred here to-day, the victims being T. A. Zeak, a German, about 26 years of age, from Kansas City, Mo., and a woman named Carrie Myers, aged 22 years, whose home is about the neighborhood of Cherokee, Kansas. They arrived here together yester day on a train from the west. This morning Zeak went with a friend named Fruitige to a shoe-store and purchased a pair of white slippers for the woman. He wanted a similar pair for himself, but as none would fit aim, he had to take another kind. He also got some crape, which, with the slippers, was found on the bodies. The tragedy was premeditated, and the parties evidently came. to this city for the purpose. When found both were neatly dressed, their cast-off clothing by their side, and the woman's head resting on the man's arm. The deed was committed with a Smith & Wesson five-shooter, from which two balls were missing. The woman was shot in the right temple and the man in the centre of the forehead. Zeak has relatives here, but the woman was a stranger. No explanation of the crime was made, but a letter written by Zo-ak to a friend immediately before the tragedy may throw some light upon it. It's harder to break an old horse chestnut than it is to break a young chestnut horse. [Boston Post. HOW BELLEVIIE IIOMPITAL NEW YORI Is IIIJSINFECF rD. T'le Uime of Carlboile Acid ns an Anti Zymotle a Merlous Delulion. BAYOT GOULA, September 6, 1878. To the Editor of the Democrat: There is a tradition to the effect that many years ago the French Academy or Sclences was discussing the question, "Why is it, that if you partly f111 a tub with water, weigh it accurately, and then drop a live fish into the tub, there is no increase in weight?" This occurred shortly after the revolutionary war, and Dr. Franklin, being the American minis ter at the time, was invited to participate In the discussion. That illustrious philosopher said: "Gentle men, before liscussing, let us see whether or not such is the fact," and upon making tihe ex periment it was found not to be true. Still, it was partly true. The tub and contents did weigh more after the fish was dropped in, but not as much more as the fish weighed in the open air. Upon further investigation it was found that the increase in weight was exactly equal to the amount of water which the flish displaced or occupied. This stsry may or may not be true; at any rate it will serve as an illustration of the gen eral tendency of mankind to hasty d(eductionas from false or frionm Imperfect premises. I propose to show that the present lavish use of carbolic acid in your city and elsewhere with the object of destroying the infection of yellow fever is an egregious, if not a costly error. C.rbolic awid is an antiscptib, but not. strictly sapcaking a disinfcctant. I take for g'rantedl, and therefore assume that no one will deny, that yellow fever is one of what we doctors call the zymotic diseases; it acts on the principle of a ferment and pos sesses the pronperty of indefinite multipila tion---t i only limit being the material sup ply. In this respect It holds a striking analo gy to to he virus of semill-pox or cow-pox. Now if I wish to preserve a vaclono crust I would inclose it in carbolatied wax, because the car bolio acid possesses the property of arresting the ldestructive mretamorphosis which would render the virus inert if exposed to the air. Thus treated, its activity would be preserved. But it by no means follows that because car belle acid will arrest putrefaction, it will therefore destroy ymoti c poison, bisin fet ants are substances which by their quality of rapid oxidation destroy morbflic poison. Let me give an example. Beloevue JIospi tal in New York is ia very old stone structure. The growth of the city rendered it necessary to make additions to the main building, and accordingly it was onlarged in all directions. Stories added to the top and walls to the sides which resulted In having inner rooms that hmad no dirhect communication with tihe outside world. In consequence of all this the hospital in the cours. of years became little better thain a pest-house. All surgical opera tions did badly -parturintt women succumbed to puerperal fever. Erysipias was perma nently domiclled in the institution, and the attending surgeons shrank from performing necessary operations. In 1874, Prof. Dore mus disinfected the hospital. If I mistake not it was done in one ilay. Htow did he pro ceed ? lie did not flush the tinsirs with car bolic acid, nor spread it upon the walls. He used a destroyer of morbille germs, one that was sanctioned by experience and a knowl edge of its propertlies. He mixed common salt, black oxide of manganese and sulphuric acid in dlue proportions, and the chlorine g.as thus liberated, dl.sinfeeted the wards of Bielle vue. The dimninishedi mortality since the dis i, feection suflliciently attests the thoroughueso of his work, 01 illS WOL it, Dr. John l)ougall, health officer for the Burgh of Kinsing Park, Glasgow, in an arti cle in the Lancet, August .0, 1778, gives the re suitis of sorme interesting experiments made with carbolic acid and other substances. I refer those interested to that article; but per mit me to quote some paragraphs: "These simple facts show that the present extensive use of carbolic acid as an antl-zymotic is a seri ous delusion." * * * * * "We have no valid grounds to assume, as is constantly done, that because carbolic acid can prevent or ar rest putrefaction, It can therefore annihilate zymotic poison." * * * * * * * "Antiception means preservation, not destruction. As proven by the action of carbolic acid on vac cine lymph, it conserves both the phystologi cal and physical properties of the antisepted body; at least it does not impair them." "Thus the contagla, which it is thought are destroyed, are preservewd. To get rid of zy motic poison destructives, not preservatives, must be used. These, as pointed out, are chlelly the mineral acids." The above remarks touching a subject in which all are interested, are, through your columns, respectfully submitted to the con sideration of the proper authorities. / A. B. SNELL, M. D. Weekly Financial Review. NEW YOIx, Sept. 7.-The money market has continued easy with the bulk of business on call at 2@8 per cent. Foreign Exchange is depressed and rates reduced from 484 and 488/, to 482,@487. Gold speculation was in the direction of lower figures, the price declining from 100l to 100 , and recovering to 100%. Government (bonds were generally firm early in the week, but declined slightly at the close, in sympathy with gold. Railroad and mis cellaneous speculation was active at inter vals. The chief feature of the market was the Ir regular course of prices at the opening. There was a general decline of % to 1% per cent, but this was followed by an advance of 1 to 6% per cent. Reception of Mle Cavendish, the Actress, at the Broadway Theatre. NEW YORK Sept. 7.-The reception given by Messrs. E1dgar & Fulton on the stage of the Broadway this afternoon to Miss Ada Cavendish was a complete success. Almost all the prominent members of the theatrical and literary world were present, as well as many persons of social distinction. All were delighted with the charming manner and superb beauty of Miss Cavendish. The open ing of the theatre takes place Monday even ing, when Miss Cavendlsh appears as Mercy Merrick, in Wilkie Collins' drama of the "New Magdalen," supported by a specially selected cast. As she has already made so great a sen ation in the character in England, expectation runs high and promises by to day's reception to be more than realized. Soldlers' Encampment at Dixon, Ill. Drxox, Ill., Sept. 7.-Arrangements are nearly complete for the encampment here on tho eleventh. It will hold for two days, and will probably be the most extensive encamp ment of old soldiers ever held in this State. Old veterans are pledged to be present, and there will be accommodations for over 10,000 spectators. A sham battle will be fought on the twelfth between Federal and Confederate forces. Excursion trains on various rail roads are being projected. Gen. Logan is to be the orator of the occasion. Gov. Cullom, Adjutant General Hillyard and Generals 8. Henderson and Farnsworth will attend. MARINE NEWS. SOUTEWEST PAss, Sept. 7, 6 p. m.- -Barome ter 29.55. Wind east-northeast, light. Weath er hazy and warm. Arrived: American schooner Theresa G., Gutirrez master, 15 days from Port Caybar ien, Cuba, with sugar to Agar & Lclcng. American ship N unquan Dormio, Cousins master 47 days from Havre, in ballast, has arrI ved outside and is awaiting orders. German ship Frederich, RIasch master, 47 days from Liverpool, In ballast to master, is outside awaiting orders. No departures. PonT EADeH, Kept. 7, 6 p. m.--Wind north east, very light. Weather partly cloudy. Arrived: At 9 last night, st4eamshlp Muriel, iGullfoyl master, from West Indies and Mex loan ports, to A. K. Miller & Co. American steamship New Orleann Halsey master, from New York, to All. Moulton. American schooner anto Oterl, Pezzatt master, six days from Utilla, with fruit, to Oterl & Bro. Sailed: Steamship Tappahannock, schooner Sargent S. Day. Crops in Iowa. Wisconsin and Minnesota. M Ai.oN, Iowa., Sept. 7.--The corn crops of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota are the largest ever knowin. They are three weeks earlier than for three years. Hundreds of acres are rut. ()its are also good, but wheat is generally of mall yield and poor quality. RELIEF COMM03lIITTEE OF THE ORLEANS ARTILLERY. The Fifth Company Regiment lOrleans Artil lery has a number of sick among I's members and a committee was appointed to take care of the destitute belonging to the regiment, The committee conmists of N. Theodore. chairmt*a St Delta; W. J, E. t eolhorst, 198 Trome; Charles Devere, o1 Bourbon; L. D. Mauroners, St. Louis and Roman: ;(. Bratho, 401 Crape ; E. B. Boeh lnr, g Tontl. and A. L. Blanc, St. Peter and Mire. Thorn are now six persons sick belonging to the regiment, and a resolution was passed the last meeting of the regtment, calling on all onorary members to contribute to the general fund in order to relievo the distress existing among the sick members of the regiment. For Our Firemen. The following dispatch,h was yesterday re ceived by Chief Thomas O'Connor: 'llIfAD'ELPIA September 7, 1878. Thos. O'Connor. Chief Engineer Fire Depart mont, Now Orleans: The secretary of the Philaelolphia Fire D partment has deposlted with us $5o0, a contri bution from the Philade.lohia Fire Department to the Firemon's Chlarltabie Assoclation of New Orleans. Please draw on nis at sight for that amount. LAUGHLI '€ & Mc IANUS, Bankers, ,outh Third street. Why Is It? IBurlington Hawkeye.j Why is it that people are always so 'tired out" by a twenty-minute sermon, and so "re freshed" by a two-hour society drama, a little bad ? That every man who owns a horse thinks he has a "stevper," and firmly belleyes that the animal would go like the wind if he were "let out?" That nobody ever thinks of sitting in a sum mar-house? That hunting partles from the city always kill so many more prairie chickens than they bring In? That so many more watch chains are worn than watches? That in no matter what direction a man starts a pin, the point always ultimates in the end of his fore-finger? That no man thinks any other man knows how to build a fire? That every living man who smbkes affects to be a connoisseur in cigars? That bankers never have any money to loan? That your boy, who never goes further from home than "the next corner," is accurately in formedwhen he returns, on matters that trans lroed at the river, two miles away? Paris In the IEarly Morning. It Is an interesting sight to take a seat on the top of a street car at an early hour in the Smorning and witne.;s the cleaning process that everything tI undergoing. The house s keepers bring out all their rubbish and pile it up in the street, one pile for every four or -lyfi habuses. It is no sooner emptied than i the rag-pickers, who swarm the streets with their bags and buckets and hand-carts, poounce upon it and gather up all the frag - ments of paper, rags or metal to be fouet Sin the plles. They are so numerous that there i~ a scramble on every street, and they move Sf.om pile to pile as If their life depended on their activity. They seem to take away oue third of the nrubbfsh. Servants are everyt where to be seen with broom and bucket to hand, cleaning off the fronts. The streets I are beinga sprinkled with hose, and an army of men and women with birch brooms are sweeping the streets. On the boulevards I horse brushing machines are in motion, and I garbage carts are removing the piles thrown out by the housekeepers, Water is turned on in all the gutters, and women with brooms are engaged in washing them down. Men I with hose are watering the foots of all the hundreds of thousands of trees on the boule vards, and taking up the gratings so as to loosen the earth around them. All or nearly all this work is being done by the. city an thorities, and by 9 o'clock the city is as clean as broom and brush and water can make it. A Kentucky Bride's Dante. (Covington Commonwealth.] At a Harrison county, Ky., wedding, we are informed, the bride danced several charming reels within a circle of three feet in diameter. She changed shoes once on account of her new ones not sounding right against the floor. The prompter gave the very unique com mands during the dance, "Rock to the right, rock to the left, grind coffee ring the dish rag, rock the cradle," etc. At the wind-up of the dance the bride showed her agility by kicking the groom's hat off his head. At what height a man can live is now under discussion among scientists. A prominent Englishman informs a London newspaper that he has lived for months together in Thf bet at an elevation of more than 15,000 feet above sea level. His pulse, at ordinary heights only .3 per minute rarely fell there below 100, and his respirations were double what they usually were. A run of 100 yards would quicken his pulse and respiration more than a run of 100(1 yards would at sea level; and the greater the height the more difficulty attended any rapidity of movement. Croes ing an elevation of 20.000 feet, he was troubled to breathe quickly enough; he had frequent and violent headaches, and found that his Thibetan guides suffered far more than he-~ - practical argument in favor of Anglo-Saxon:, endurance. In this country many men man age to live very high most of the time, and their greatest hindrance to a continuation of such living is a disease known as delirium tremens, not directly traceable to elevated altitudes. What Wordsworth calls "plain living and high thinking" might readily be practical in Thibet, the loftiest country on - the whole, in the known world. The markete there are pretty meagre, and the man who, could not think high on the Niti or Dutra (hauts, considering that they are from 17,0O00 to 18 000 feet above the sea, must be perma nently afflicted with low-mindedness. A female infant, born in a New York town, has her head set on the wrong side before-her face where the back of her head ought to be. Such a girl, when she grows up, will nossess some ad vantages over the ordinary woman. When she goes to church her neck will be saved many a twist, as she will not be ob liged to turn her head to see who comes in. But, unless she walks sort o' backwards, she will be apt to collide with lamp-posts, store boxes and things. Information has been received by the War Department that the alcade of Las V on the Rio Grande border, lately co-opera with Gen. Mackenzie, securing the reco of seventeen head of cattle which had been stolen from American graziers. This Is the. only practical instance thus far of co-opera. tion for such purposes. Gen. Mackenzie was prompt in returning his thanks to the alcada. for this manifestati.a of friendship.