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they appear to hare undergone some change of
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
"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.'"
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Scantily Dressed Man Asks for Match in
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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lynched. Mr. Saunders is a merchant at Eros
and was acting as quarantine guard when shot.
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.
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
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.
All Interests Concerned To Be Protected
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.
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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.
High Grade
Hair Drr.suig ?hampooing. Hair Castorina;.
Marvel Wit in?, s^-alp Treataieat HAIR GOODS.
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 ..
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
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.?
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- ?

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