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r- ? l.a ron Komura and Minister Takablra, V: Witte and Rnron Rosen, have per? sistently isC__Mi to discuss the results of the co-U-erc-.ee to which they are a party, luit some cf their nttach?a have curtly insisted upon the lrrevocab?lty of Japan's demands and the lmpe lameaa of a cause, the success of which must Involve any yielding by Japan. Nevertheless, Hr. Sato, spokesman for the Japanese delega? tion, cleyly indicated this morning that Japan's ?arma ware net ao inflexible at he and his cora .?atnois h.-.vc ???("??...',:?.:?. iaHrtbii On being Informed that a tone generally pes aimistlc had characterized last night's dis patcbes. particularly those going to the foreign presa. Mr. Sato inquired the ground for such a view, and was told that it was authoritatively asserted that Russia could not yield to all of Japan's terms, and that It wasWly expected that Japan would refuse to recede. His reply, spoken with great gravity and with a gradual interlacing of bis fingers, which seemed to in? dicate a gradual adjustment of differences, was: "We are not here to dictate terms, but to reach an ag?-een_ent.*' This assertion, taken in connec? tion with Mr. Witte's declaration that the press was chiefly responsible for the pessimism of yesterday and the length of this afternoon's session, bas naturally served largely to dispel the gloomy forebodings of yesterday. OWIBMUP OF SAGHALIEN With the ultimate ownership of Saghnlien con atitutiiig one of the crucial issues of the con? ference, it is interesting to note that, apart from the national pride involved, Russia might. without relinquishing her possession of that island, make concessions to Japan which from a commercial standpoint would virtually offset the actual ownership of this somewhat barren possession. The most valuable asset of the owner of Saghalien Is. and seems destined al? ways to be, the fishing privileges along its ahores, the island being described as the New? foundland of the East. Along the Russian coast? line and in the mouth of the Amoor River the fishing privileges are equally valuable, and suf? ficiently liberal concessions accorded to Japnese fishermen in these waters might apart from the question of pride, be accepted by Japan as an adequate equivalent of the ownership of the island itself. In so far as the military and strategic value of the island is concerned, it is pointed out that with, as is assumed to be true, an offensive and defensive alliance being formed between Japan and Great Britain, and with the example of the current war in view. Japan has comparatively little to fear from Russia as a naval power, and the same reflection would apply to Japan's ef? forts to limit Russia's naval strength on the Pa? cific, although it is fully appreciated that the attack of the Vladivostok fleet on Japanese commerce has rendered the latter nation pecul? iarly sensitive on this subject. The Japanese dem.ind that Russia forfeit con? trol of the Manchurian Railway, even if it in? cludes the trunk line to Vladivostok, would not, if acceded to. plao Russia at such a disad? vantage as is assumed in some quarters, for it will be remembered the original plans and sur? veys of the Trans-Siberian Railway did not con? template that it should -Tareras Manchuria, but, instead, that H should procee?! directly from Lake Baikal to Khabarovsk, the Manchurian ! projection being of more recent date, and. in ' fact, the branch which now runs from Vladi? vostok to Khabarovsk was in process of con? struction before the Manchurian line was un? dertaken. It remains, therefore, for Russia to complete the link originally projected be? tween Lake Baikal and Khabarovsk to perfect a transcontinental line equally as effective as the trans-Man-hur.-iu trunk line. SUFFER MUCH FROM HEAT Arrangements for Comfort of the Envoys Unsatisfactory. Portsmouth. N. H . Aug. 12.?The heat wan almost unendurable when the Japanese a,id Russian plenipotentiaries set out for the navy yard cbout 9 o'clock this morning. The mer? cury **'as dancing in the _0's on the veranda of ths hotel, not a breath eg air was stirring, an?-* bay and shore seen.ed swooning in the tropical atmosphere. The foreigners were fairly over? time. They were mopping their browa as they appeared. The heat evidently affected their tempers. The grim, serious business on hand seemed temporarily forgotten in the general ex? ecration of the weather. M Witte and Mr. Takahira, who have suffered particularly from the unprecedented heat wave which has held this vaunted summer resort in its relentless grip for three days, looked almost worn out. Conditions here, ao far as the arrangements for ths comfort of the plenipotentiaries go, are far from satisfactory, and In any accurate reflec? tion of events here it is impossible not to take notice of the complaints heard on all sides. The fact that foreigners do not live as Ameri ?cans do has not been taken in?o account by the hotel management, and little effort has been made to provide for their personal comfort, for instance, the Russians, who are in the habit of drinking tea at odd times, cannot ob? tain their customary beverage except in regular hours. A group of foreigners was sitting on the ve? randa last night, indulging in cooling drinks, when one of the hotel employes appeared, and, without the slightest w.arning. turned out all the lights. An immediate protest was made, but the only reply was, "Lights must be put out at 12: Je? ll mas one minute past that hour. In? dignant at this treatment, one of the party, after some difficulty, found the key and turned on the lights. If one of the envoys, after working In his rooms until midnight, wishes something to eat it is impossible for him to get it. The Russian mission was forced to leave the dining room -?-cause M. Witte could not smoke while drinking his coffee. They are now crowded into a small room on the sec? ond floor, where two tables are arranged close together. The Japanese preferred to forfeit the luxury of a cigarette with their coffee rather than swelter in a warm room. One of the most important members of the Russian mission has been forced to occupy a room without a bath and he is not hesitating to let his dissatisfaction be known. Mr. Takahira, the Japanese Minister, has been far from well, and M. Witte suffers from the heat and the mosquitoes. Great welts were no? ticed on the forehead of one of the envoys yes? terday, the sting of the mosquitoes having poi? soned him. m A SOUVTNIE OF NAVAL BATTLE. MmL Aug. 12?The Russian transport Anadyr, which escaped capture by ths Japanese after the battle of the Sea of Japan, has paaaed the Great Belt ou its home voyage to Li hau. This Is the only Tnaul of Admiral Rojestvensky's fleet that has returned to the Baltic. On board the Anadyr are some of the M. _r Russian battleship Ors!, which was captured !_/ -. ? Jbp-iries? I PROGRESS TOWARD PEAGE. Consideration of Indemnity and Ces MM of Saghalien Deferred. (Bv the A??ocUteJ Fresa.) Portsmouth. N H., Aug. 12.?There is a rift In the clouds. The prospects of a successful issue of the "Washington conference" have brightened somewhat, as a result o? to-day's* developments. The discussion of the terms sub? mitted by Japan has actually begun, but this has been accomplished by postponing the con? sidering of the two main issues?indemnity and the cession of Saghalien. So far as aecertain able, the Japanese were responsible for the tactics by which this hopeful stage was en? tered upon. As the mantle of secrecy has been thrown around the proceedings by mutual pledges not to divulge what happened within the council chamber there are missing links In the chain of evidence, and it is Impossible to Judge whether this signifies a backdown on either side on the main points. On the face of things, both sides are still as uncompromising as ever upon the two issues, the struggle over them being merely postponed. Some sort of private understanding, arrived at by Baron Komura and Mr. Witte In course of the recess at the navy yard to-day. Is hinted aL but there is not the slightest confirmation ob? tainable. No evidence of a change of the un? compromising 8ttltude on the part of Mr. Witte or Baron Rosen regarding the main points is observable. Nevertheless, the Japanese who are attached to the Nippon mission plainly manifest elation, and some of them privately assert that Mr. Witte would never have consented to the discussion of the terms had he not been pre? pared to yield on the question of Saghallen. All this appears yet to be largely surmise and deduction, but certainly the curtain of mystery which has now been rung down might easily conceal important manoeuvring from the public gaze. The Rust?an reply, with its non possumuB as to indemnity and Saghalien, had been presentad in the morning. Yet, in spite of this fact, at * o'clock the plenipotentiaries meL and. after agreeing to discuss the conditions rerlatim, entered upon the consideration of the first of the Japanese terms. The proposition to discuss the conditions in this way is believed to have emanated from the Japanese side. The first* condition was of secondary importance:? one of those which Russia had passed upon as conditionally acceptable as a basis of discus? sion?yet little progress was made. Four hourB were spent in debating it, but no conclusion was reached. As there are twelve conditions, and this one is of minor importance, the outlook is still glooaiy. The plenipotentiaries at 7 o'clock ad? journed until to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Japanese wanted to hold a session in the morning, but Mr. Witte would not agree to this, as it was Sunday. Both of to-day's sessions are described as "friendly." but no details are divulged. Mr. Witte, however, makes no concealment of the fact that the rigid secrecy which the Japanese insisted upon imposing upon the proceedings is distasteful to him. With much earnestness he spoke to-night to The Associated Press corre? spondent upon the subject. At the time he was laboring under considerable excitement because of the published assertion, which had been called to his attention, that he had pleaded for an armistice. For the dignity of Russia and the pride of his country he asked that an abso? lute denial should be given to the report. Recurring to the question of the' secrecy of the proceedings, he said that he understood neither the Japanese desire to conceal what was occurring nor could he appreciate the logic of the arguments they adduced in support of their position. "We desire," said he. "that everything per? taining to the conference should be done in the daylight. Russia is ready to be judged by the whole world. We have nothing to conceal and nothing to fear. Before the conference began all sorts of reports and misstatements emanated from the other side Now that the world needs enlightenment, now that the moment has come to face the supreme tribunal of public opinion, we are not permitted to place before the world the evidence in our possession, from which a just verdict could be returned as to the issue between the belligerents. The Russian pleni? potentiaries stand ready to publish the text of the Japanese conditions, the full reply of Russia presented this morning, the diplomatic notes that have been exchanged and the minutes of the sittings. The issue now being tried at Portsmouth is not only a question of peace or war between Russia and Japan, but one which mi^ht produce a general conflagration, involving the shedding of blood in many countries.'" M. WITTE LEFT FREE. Russian Envoy Not Hampered by Messages from Capital. St. Petersburg. Aug. 12.?The first anniversary of the birth of the heir to the Russian throne was celebrated all over Russia to-day. In St. Petersburg the troops paraded to the music of a triumphal march written in honor of the birth of the Czarewltch. Banners are flying in all the streets, and the capital is brilliantly il? luminated to-night. All the government offices, with the exception of the Foreign Office, were closed to-day, and the Ministers, the heads of departments and all persons whose rank en? titled them to admission to court went to Peterhof to offer congratulations to the Emperor and Empress and to be present at a special mass. The Foreign Office was kept open all day, but only for the receipt and handling of messages from the peace plenipotentiaries. It was ex? plained there that in view of M. Witte's powers to arrive at a completo understanding, the Russian government desired that he should act on his own Initiative during the remainder of the Portsmouth conference. The government refrained from Issuing any communication regarding the proceedings of the conference, but permitted the newspapers to publish the news received through The Associ? ated Press, which subsequently was officially confirmed. A statement is published in the "Official Mes? senger" to-day that the project for a national as? sembly has been laid before the Emperor for his signature. The statement outlines the province of the new body, quoting the words of the project that "delegates of the people shall be sum? moned to participate in the preliminary study and discussion of legislative propositions, which go thenco through the Council of the Empire to the supreme autocratic authority." A commission, of which M. Pobledonostseff, Chief Procurator of the Holy Synod, is chair? man, is working on a draft of the manifesto. THE PALLADA AGAIN AFLOAT. i Russian Cruiser. Sunk at Port Arthur, Raised by the Japanese. Tokio. Aug. 12-Th? Russian cruiser Pallada which was sunk at Port Arthur, was refloated this morning. The- Pallada Is a crulaer of 6,830 tons. She waa completed at Bt. Petersburg In 1802. She waa tor? pedoed In the first attack of the Japanese, at Port Arthur on February ?, 1*0?, but was able to get inside the harbor, where she waa repaired, ?he took part in the battle of Augustj??, returning dam? aged to the port. Th? Japanese shell Are from h?. Metre Hill caused her either to sink or to be sunk Her armament was eomoaeo of six e-lnch auns an<i twenty-eight of small calibra. a SOCIALISTS SHOT DOWN. PRISOXS OVERFLOWING. Fight Xear Warsaw ? Bombs Thrown at Byclostok and Radom. Warsaw, Aug. 12.?Cossacks and in far? try ap? peared at a meeting of two thousand Socialists in the woods at Dlutowo to-day. The Socialists opened Are on the troops with revolvers, and the troops replied, killing two of the Socialists, wounding eighteen and arresting 458. In the last forty-eight hours over one thou? sand revolutionists have been arrested In War? saw. The long list of murders resulting from the strikes was increased this morning by the as? sassination of the manager of the Lllpoprau Iron Works, who was shot at his residence by strikers. Byelostok. Aug. 12.?A bomb was thrown in Souray-st. to-day. Several persons were killed by the explosion. Radom. Aug. 12.?The chief of police of this city received many wounds from fragments of a bomb thrown at him to-day. THE REBELLION IN SHAN-SE. Governor Reports Uprising Local?Troops and Artillery Dispatched. Shanghai, Aug. 12.?The Governor reports that the rising at Pu-Chow-Fu, in the province of Shan-Se, is purely local. Of 143 soldiers sent out, only three have returned, the remainder having probably deserted. The officials at Tal Tuan-Fu are sending a large force with artillery to the scene of the disturbance. LAUNCH GOES OX ROCKS. Uninjured by Accident in Little Hell Gate. The "?O-foot naphtha launch Adelaide, owTied by M. A. Sykes, of No. i>50 Park-ave., struck on the rocks in Little Hell Gate, opposite 116th st., yesterday afternoon. In the launch were Mr. and Mrs. Sykes and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Harvey and their eight-year-old daughter. Mr. Sykes was at the wheel and his wife was pre? paring supper in the cabin when the boat slid on a rock, grounding firmly, but sustaining no damage. James Allen, of No. 24 Franklin-st.. and John McHale, of Astoria, who were in a skiff, heard the shouts of Sykes and his guests, and quickly ran alongside and took off all but Mr. Sykes. who insisted on remaining on board. The others were taken to Randall's Island, where they re? mained until police patrol launch No. 2 towed the launch off the rock. Then Mr. Sykes ran his boat to Randall's Island, took off his party and continued to Pelham Bay. -?-_?? WALKS MILES IN SLEEP. Scantily Dressed Man Asks for Match in Street. IBT -ELEC.RAPn TO THE TRIBt'N'E.] Plttsburg, Aug. 12.?Patrolman Berkheimer. of the Munhall police force, while on duty last night had a peculiar experience with a som? nambulist whom he met on the street. The man was scantily attired and, walking up to the policeman, he asked him for a match, at the same time coolly rolling a cigarette. The police? man did not comply with the man's wish an<l after some time managed to awaken him, when he learned that he was John Winland, of No. 117 Sd-ave., Homestead. It was said by the family that John, who is twenty-four years of aee, has on numerous occasions left his bed in his sleep and travelled several miles before being found. -. COLONEL H. W. COMSTOCK INDICTED. Mine Owner Held on Charge of Taking Two $1,000 Bonds from Woman. Boston. Aug. 12?The Suffolk grand Jury to-day reported an Indictment against Colonel Henry W, Comstock, a mine owner and promoter, of Boston, on a charge of the larceny of two $1,000 bonds from Mrs. ?."ora A. Frothinghani, of Atlantic, Mass. Colonel Comstock was arrested on June 2(5 at Boston, on the complaint of Mrs. Frothingham, who alleged that she gave him two $1,000 bonds of the New-York Central Railroad Company on March 28 to be held as collateral for the purchase of one hundred shares of Chesapeake and Ohio stock. Comstock had already become known to the police, as he had reported on June 12 that he had been fobbed of $1-0,00. worth of securities while a pas? senger from New-York on the Fall River Une boat Puritan. It later developed that he owed about $300.000, chiefly to sixty-live women. J. E. Hickey and J. M. Gray, of New-York, were appointed assignees of his property on June 27. ???-? WHOLESALE SWINDLING CHARGED i - A. Donaldson, Said To Be Weil Connected in South, Held For Grand Jury, Ibt telegraph to the tribune.) Norfolk. Va., Aug. 12.?A. Donaldson was held for the federal grand jury to-day, charged with swindling Henry K. Wambole <_ Co., George Boyd & Sons, the Herrlng-Hall-Marvln Safe Company, of Philadelphia, and John Matthews, of New-York. Ponaldson, who is said to be highly connected In the South, Is 23 years old. He is alleged to have operated under various names, and to have or? dered goods to the value of thousands of dollars from th.? above named firms. He was at a jvharf claiming a lot of goods when arrested. Postolflce Inspector Bull, who has been work In? on the ca?>?, say. the prisoner has been oper? ating: since last February. Representatives of the firms were present at the h? aring. It Is said the prisoner sold the gooiis here. -? ALAN W. WOOD SERIOUSLY ILL. Rich Pittsburg Steel Man Operated On Here by Dr. Bull. Alan W*. Wood, who, with his father. W. Dewees Wood, amassed millions in the steel business In Plttsburg, is lying st-rlously ill in the Roosevelt Hospital. He was operated on a few nights ago by Dr. Bull. At the hospital last night It waB said he Is still In a serious condition. Other than this no information was given. Mr. Wixid retired from active business about four years ago. selling-his interest in the steel business to the United States Steel Corporation. After that lie mad?; his home here. He caused some gossip In social circles by marrying last March Miss Qoidl? Lilian M?..hr, at that time a member of Weber ?ft Flelds's company. The ceremony was i.?-rfc>rmeil in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Yonkers, l.y UM Rev. W" Morris Gilbert. -.?_? AFRAID OF "ELECTRIC FLUID." Peoria Shocked by Revelations of Inquest Over the "King of the World." Peor?a, 111.. Aug. 12.?It has been years since Peor?a society suffered such a shock as that pro? duced by the developments in the inquest over the death of Edward Drouin, formerly of Philadelphia. Mrs. Drouin Is in Jail, seemingly deranged. Their home, In Fisher-st., is filled with furniture of the strangest character, and the walls are covered with the 'coat of arms" adopted by Drouin and his wife. For some time he had posed as "Kin? if the World'' and his wife as "Empress of the Uni? verse." Mrs. Drouin spent hours each day writing letters to prominent people In this city, warning them -.f attempts upon their Uves and asserting that a band of people were threatening the extermination of the populace by turning on an "electric fluid " All efforts to investigate conditions at the Drouin home were frustrated by the wife. When searched the house was found to contain vast quantities of mineral and medicinal waters, designed to ?Vst-oy the e-forts o? the people with the "electiio tluii." The Most Difficult Music is Easily Mastered by the owner of a METROSTYLE PIANOLA or PIANOLA PIANO MANY of the ?reatest masterpieces are so difficult that only one or two of the very foremost pianists can play them. Liszt's 'At the Spring," Balakirew's "Islamey" and the arrangement by Rosenthal of Chopin's op. 64 No. I are instances. Y?t to the Pianola they are Just as easy as the simplest folk soo?- And wonderful as this may seem, it is by no means the chief of th? Pianola's claims on the atten? tion of music-lovers. With the Metrostyle (which is found in no other instrument than the Pianola and Pianola Piano) you can play the rolls that Grie?, Moszkowski, Chaminade, etc., have marked, in the same manner, and at the same tempo as these artists rendered them. Musical knowledge is not the essential thing in Pianola playing, but musical taste, and to a greater or less extent this is common to all. THF. PIA-NC.; A r"MN Mrd p:-rlof ?ad Plaaota aiaySBJ (v>mt>lQ*<i la t slig:? '.ai'.-.c. The latest form of th? Pianola is the Pianola Piano. This Instrume;.: nos the outward appearance of a regular upright piano, but the Metrostyle Pianola has been built into it so cleverly that t?e enante - from hand playing to Pianola playing can be accomplished instantaneously. The piano itself in tone, action, etc. is of the highest ?rade known, and nothing is lost by reason of its union with the Pianola. Its cost is no greater than a piano of equal q -shty and a Metrostyle Pianola in separate cases. Your present piano will be accepted at fair valuation in exchange. Price? of the Pianola. ?230 and ?300. Prier, of the Pianola. Piano *SOO to $1000. Both instruments purchasable on moderate monthly lattallmcati. T5he Aeolian Company, Aeolian Hall, ?e."?.?s^'V. WROTE NOTES TO 4TCOY." MISS HALL" ASKS AID. \ Beseeches Prizefighter to Come to Her Assistance. Three letters addressed to "Kid McCoy." pugilist and saloonkeeper at 40th-st. and Broad? way, were written yesterday by Miss Mary Hall, the young woman who was found shot In River? side Drive on Friday night. Two of them were sent from Bellevue and one was sent from the New-York Hospital. Two were intercepted by Detective Sergeant Wrenn, and the third was given to him, he says, by the wounded girl, to deliver personally to "McCoy." She appealed to "McCoy" to come to her aid. as she was desperately in need of a friend. "McCoy," or Norman Selby, as his right name is, could not be found by Captain Thompson, of the West 12?*>th-st. station, or Detective "Wrenn. They say they were informed he was in New Jersey with his fianc?e. All three letters were addressed "Raymond Selby, personal. Broadway and -Oth-st." She told Captain Thompson and Detective Wrenn after they had called at "McCoy's": "I was shot by a man whom I met by appointment at 116th st. and Riverside Drive last night. He is a gen? tleman, and other than that I will not tell." An intimate friend of McCoy said McCoy was in town Friday night, arriving in time to keep an appointment, if he had had one. with the Hall woman. He said a woman named Hall had been more or less intimate with McCoy, but that the latter had decided to "ship her." as the friend expressed it. In explaining the return ticket to Paterson. she said she was there calling on a friend, and was to return. A dispatch to The Tribune from Paterson last night said that it was thought there that the woman "Mary Hall" is Delia W. Lyttel. of El mira N. T., who arrived in Paterson three months ago and made her home at a resort at No. 300 River-st., and later at a similar place in Ryerson-st. There she assumed the name of Violet Johnson. She left the Ryerson place on last Wednesday, saying she was going to Syra? cuse, N. Y., to try and effect a reconciliation with her husband. She was not again seen or heard from by those whom she associated with in Paterson. A difference of opinion has arisen between the police and Coroner Scholer regarding the method by which the young woman received the wound. The police are now of the opinion that she at? tempted suicide, while Coroner Scholer still be? lieves that her "friend" shot her. To strengthen the police opinion a revolver was found yester? day on the grass near where she was found. It is of small calibre, and one that a man would not ordinarily carry. The revolver was shown to her. There were three empty cartridges and three still loaded. When she saw the almost toy pistol she ex? claimed : "My, how did it get so rusty!" This remark was considered significant that she knew the revolver was clean before the shooting. She said she came from "the West," as did her frien?-. She said the name "Mary Hall" is fictitious, and she would rather die than give her right name, or that of her friend. She said that the man who shot her was her friend, and she had known him for about two years. She Is in no danger of dying, and the police expect to have her arraigned in court to-mor? row. A dispatch from Syracuse last night said Frank Griham, a cartman. told the police he believed the woman waa his daughter Ella. He says the description tallies exactly with that of Ella and that she assumed the name of May Hall some time ago. He was informed that she left Rochester two weeks ago and went'to New York, where she has a sister, known as May Kelly, who was married to a man named Sayles. WARNS SON TO QUIT NEW-YORK. Report of Typhoid Epidemic Here Alarms Man in New-Orleans. The prominence which Health ?'ommisaloner Darlington's recent warning against the spread of typhoid fever in this city has attaln?vi was shown yesterday by the receipt from New-Or? leans of a long telegram by J. R. Blakely, of this city. Mr. Blakely's father, W. R. Blakely. manager of the Hotel Manhattan, la quarantined in New Orleans owing to the yellow fever. He sent the following telegram to his son In this city: Take good care of yourself and get away from New-York as soon as you can. river flftv thou? sand cases of typhoid there since January 1 Don't stop in Washington. Typhoid eplden.t. there. ?~)ver five rime? as many death- as we have had here in ths same period from yellow fever. jV5 Carpetings. Q u Ormond " Body Brussels. A new quality, retaining all the best features of the old grade and incorporating a new treatment of the yarn, which, adds materially to its durability. Most attractive private designs and colorings. fyicadway <?> K}tt> Sheet FEVER BEYOND CONTROL Continued from flrst paite. lynched. Mr. Saunders is a merchant at Eros and was acting as quarantine guard when shot. BARRYS A RARE CASE. Theory of Immunity from Second Attack of Yellow Fever Favored. The question of immunity from yellow fever has been much considered by medical men since the present plague in New-Orleans began, and the re? port that Dr. G. M. Barry, of the United States Marine Hospital corps, has been stricken, has added much to the immunity problem. Dr. Barry served In Galveston. and was supposed to be Immune from the disease. Health Officer Doty, speaking on the subject yes? terday, said: It is believed In the medical world that a person who has had yellow fever is practically immune thereafter for a period of at least seven years. The great difficulty in dealing with the question of immunity is to ascertain whether the patient actually had the disease at some other time. Malarial fever and yellow fever are so much alike that a person may have had the former disease and imagined that he had yellow fever. I should say that in rare instances persons have had yellow fever a second time. Much depends on how they are bitten, the condition of the mosquito which bites, and also the condition of the person at the time of the biting Dr. Barry may hava had yellow fever before. If so. his second attack is one of the rare instances. A person may be bitten by a mosquito that has just stung a yellow fever patient, and yet avoid the disease. It takes a mosquito twelve days after havinsr bitten a patient to transmit the disease to another perfectly healthful person. When asked what means physicians adopt to keep the disease from themselves while handling patients. Dr. Doty said: There is no wav for the physician to protect him? self. Indeed, he has no time to think of his con? tracting thv disease, and it is good that he has not. Fear of the disease woul?l only handicap a physi? cian in his work and make him practically useless In his business. Of course, in the hospital at Quarantine we have the patients cut off by screens, which serves a* some protection, but apart from this means, and aboard the ships we are as subject la infection as any layman. TO TRY NEW FEVER TREATMENT St. Paul Physician Will Test the Arsenious Acid Theory. New-Orleans. Aug. 1_? Dr. Reginald B. Leach, of St. Paul, Minn., arrived here to-day to make a test of his arsenious acid theory for the prevention of yellow fever. He comes at the request of prominent citizens of New-Orelans, and purely ?n the interest of science, not charging for his ser? vices or expecting to make any money out of the trip. Dr. Leach brings credentials from the Mayor of St. Paul, frum the Governor and the Homeopathic Institute of Minnesota, and from the St. Paul Homeopathic Medical Society. QUARANTINE IN TENNESSEE. All Interests Concerned To Be Protected Fully. Washington. Aug. 12.?With reference to the re? quest of the State Board of Health of Tennessee that the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service aid In the maintenance of the ?luaran tlne service. Surgeon Gen??ral Wyman said to-day that Surgeon Young, with headquarters at Jack eon. Miss.. Is In charge of the Marine Hospital Servi.? In that territory, an officer in whom he had perfect confidence, and he would be Instructed to take such steps as might be necessarv to pro? tect all interests concerned. AFTER DIAMOND SMUGGLERS. i ________________ Chicago Police Arrest Alleged Member of Gang?Jeweller Held. Chicago, Aug. __.?The police this afternoon ar? rested Henry Hoffman, who. they declare. Is a ?MBfeOT of iv ?niijf ..ruanised to ?_____?_? li_.rnonds into UM l-pt'c-,1 si.u-3 Mu.-h secrecy was main? tained, the cifflcers desiring ??> arrest other members of the gang before disclosing the arrest of H I A jewelry ?tore In West Ma.li.-ion ?t. was visited and a number ,.f diamonds, ?aid to have been smug? gled, ?elied. L. J Bohl, tho jeweller. U ' the police. No charges as yet have been preferred s_,alnst him. Drink NEW YORK BOTTLI.NQ CO.S CLL'DIN-RATNIiR-SOLvEN a BT?SSatvl High Grade ?l.NGER ALE and OTHER CARBONATED THIRST QUENCHERS BOCAL TO IMPORTED. ?? YEARS' TEST J. ANDRE, LADIES' HAIRDRESSER, l? W I9th ?a. Hair Drr.suig ?hampooing. Hair Castorina;. Marvel Wit in?, s^-alp Treataieat HAIR GOODS. MURE ANTI-TAX ACTION. Corporations Begin Nezc Series Against iCity in Arrears Cases. Having been beater. :n the courts. af'er flghtlr.g the action clear to the United Stares Surrerr. the corporations Indebted to the State a: under the operations of the Ford Special Franchie? Tax law now have begun what !:?? xs !lka aiMWher series of actions designed to compel the city at New York to compromis* oa the arrears of taxes. Justice Howarrl. fea c harr, o er s in Troy, yesterday granted an order appointing Ernes: Ball, of New York, referee to take evidence in proceedtaga began by the Metropolitan Street Railway Casaas all other surface railway companies m New-York City against the State Board of Tax Commi-vaioners, The companies seek to have special branchiae valu atlona for 19?1. 1902. 19?3 and 1*H re? . As soon as the United States Supreme Court de? cided that the For.l las ?as t al and that the taxes levied against the :a wen? valid, repr?sent?t'v^-3 at the compan.es a:5. another action, or series of ac:' ma, would be begu--. to reduce aasessments mad? in aSa, BSa ?M asl -*H on the ground that the companies' franchises were assessed en a much higher basis, proporionately. for those year? than for the yea -ecSaaa In a Buffalo case- was in substa: ? corpo rations were entitled to relief where hseajsJCj ,-ouid be shown. The new suits are asl regarded r-v '?"" Finance Department of this city ai : attampt o arrive at an equitable adjustment .eailon. but rather to compel the city M u-ge re? duction of the arrears to get the caaes settled and have the money available. The arrears aggregate nearly ?.OOO.dOtf. or did at the tiaaa of th* deciaton by the federal courts. Some of the arrears have been paid, with a si!; . .:? ?*???? be allowed in case the courts decide th.it the ass panies are entitled 10 relief. S fea BSS? Important delinquents on the first day .?f last were as follows: 0->mso:i.iv?1 Qaa Ov-.rn.pany... ._ Brush Electrlv .'omr?ny.? East stteef lias CaaaaaAj. . Mareta EUvtrlc Illuminating; Comper N?w-TorIC Ua? ?naillUa Ugtit and l'u??r . ... Mutual Has Light Company . Standard Oa? Light Company ..... fatted star?? Electric : - v *r . Consolid?t?*! Tel and EUectrtc Subway. Manhattan Railway c.imvany. Metropolitan ?Wr??? K?l . Third AvesNM Railway A\i>nu? Hallway Cosssaaag .. . Rriw.'.v. Eighth Avenu? Railroad >* mpany. Ninth Avenu? Railroad Forty-second Street anil Manhattan* ?.. ?sound 3tnf?t and ilran 1 Str?et Ferr :k and Eaai Central Par*. North anvt Eaat River Rail ruad Company New-York and Harlem Railroad Com;ar.-v lln?> . New-York and Harl?m Railr,-? New-York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company . . Weatam Union Talearaph.? *?*l ?A?9 asa NO ATTEMPT TO CUT MINERS WAG?S. Operators Think Present Agreement WIU Be Renewed?No Eight-Hour Dar. IBT TSLBoaAaa to ti*? T?uecs?l Wtlkeabarre. Penn.. Aua- 13.?Anthracite Q?Wf?f*f; i have not intimated In ?ny manner that the? ??*?" ? to make an effort to reduce? the wage? of the ?*?? workera when the present agreement ?-,?rtr**fc~^ ?tead. thoae who have expressed an ofialaa jaws ; Inclined to the belief that the agreesses? sffl _?? renewed. They ?ay. however, that IX ta aat Msaj/ . such as the minen ?-'? aaviiu: i Sei will ?lema- ?