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FRANCE WILL SEND SHIPS T O TURKEY Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron at Toulon Is Ordered to Hold Himself in Readiness to Go, Mussulmans in Constantinople, Aroused by Published Reports of Bul- garian Outrages, Threaten to Attack the Christian Population The Situation at Beirut Is Improved. - Paris, Sept. 11.The commander of the French Mediterranean squadron at Toulon has received orders to hold \ himself In readiness to leave for the Levant with a naval division consist ing of the battleship Brennus, the armored oruiser Latouche Treville, the seoond-elass cruiser Du Chayla, and the third-class cruiser Linols, under the command of Admiral Jaure gulberry. Cotton Sends Cable. Washington. Sept. 11.The follow ing bulletin -was poBted at the navy department to-day: "Admiral Cotton telegraphs from Beirut, Sept. 10, that the governor general of Damascus has been ap pointed acting governor general at Beirut and, had expressed a desire to settle the case of the American vice oonsul satisfactorily to the United States government. Beirut quiet, business improving, confidence in creasing." 4 Paris, Sept. 11.Reports received by the foreign office here from Constanti nople say there is renewed agitation among the Mussulmans within the city, and fears are expressed of a possible Mussulman attack on the Christian pop ulation. This agitation followed the appearance in the Turkish papers of accounts of the Bulgarians dynamiting trains and blow ing up the steamboat Vaskapu. The gov ernment considered official sanation of the publication of the news the best means to avoid exaggerated stories of the explo sions. As the government had rigorously sup pressed any mentions of explosions dur ing the past twenty years the recent pub lications caused widespread agitation. The official report says the Mussulmans are eager to avenge the outrages, and states that the feeling is so Intense that if the Bulgarians commit any further depreda tion the Mussulmans are likely to take redress by attacking the Christian popu lation. Earnest representations on the subject have been made to the porte, which has given assurances that all precautions will be taken and has reiterated its confidence that it will be able to control the sit uation. ^ -^ TURKS WIN VJIQTORY They Recapture Town Which Had Fallen to the insurgents. Constantinople, Sept. 11.An official dispatch received here announces that the Imperial troops recaptured Vasiliko on Sunday last, after the insurgent force oc cupying the plaoe had been attacked by 2,000 Turkish troops with one cannon. The release of Abdul Kader, the natural ised citizen of the United States, from im prisonment at Tripoli, Syria, and the dis missal of Reshid Pasha, the vail of Bei rut are taken to indloate that the granting of the other demands of Minister Irish man will not be long delayed. The American consul at Beirut reports that the situation there is Improving, thanks to the confidence inspired by Nazlm Pasha, who has succeeded Reshid Pasha.. Rumors of gross outrage continue to reach Constantinople but these reports are deliberately spread with the object of creating the Impression that the pres ent situation at Beirut was provoked by the arrival there of the United States war ships. As a matter of fact, the desperate state of affairs is ohronic at Beirut. Beirut Usually In Turmoil. Insecurity hRs prevailed here for months, practically thruout Reshid Pasha's tenure of office. The present grand vizier, six months ago, asked the sultan to remove Reshid Pasha, but the letter's supporters at the palace were too powerful. Reshid Pasha is alleged to have made a large fortune by corrupt adminis tration. He owns extensive properties In Cyprus. A fresh engagement occurred at Klls sura, Albania, Sept. 6. A strong band of Insurgents attacked the Turks, who were occupying the- town. Reinforcements were speedily sent to Klissura and the in surgents were repulsed, after a sharp fight. Both sides lost heavily. A consular report from Saloniki says 800 insurgents at Zelenitz. district of Kns toria, who surrendered after they had been surrounded, were massacred by Turkish soldiers. The Hamidieh (Kurdish) cavalry regi ment was called back as it was entrain ing for Adrlanople. It is believed this was due to a protest against the employ ment of Asiatic troops. AWFUL ATROCITIES Conditions Prevailing In the Vilayet of Monastlr Are Terrible. Sofia, Sept. 11.A European merchant who left Monastir Seipt. 8, has arrived at Bona and has given the Associated Press correspondent an account of the terrible conditions prevailing in the vilayet of Monastlr, He says Hilma Pasha's admin istration was greatly disappointing to the Christians, who expected that he would make an improvement in the situation. Hilmi Pasha, however, is following the lines of his predecessors, and the greatest excesses that have ever been committed have happened since his arrival. Dishonor Young Girls. Thruout the vilayet of Monastir kthe Turkish soldiers are daily perpetrating almost inconceivable atrocities. They dis honor the young girls in the presence of their parents and pillage and murder everywhere. Even funeral processions are halted and the corpses stripped of thestructor new clothes in which they are dressed, ac cording to the Macedonian burial custom. The priest's vestments are seized and the robbers sell all their plunder openly, the officers apparently consenting. The informant of the Associated Press says the Christian Inhabitants are panic stricken, hourlyl fearing a general mas sacre by the Mussulmans, whose fanatical hatred of the Christians has reached the highest point. The shops are closed in Monastir, business is suspended and the streets are deserted. Even the consuls do not dare to venture outside their homes. The country people are afraid to come to the city lest they should be robbed and murdered on the way. Fully 70,000 Starving. The Informant continues that it is es timated that there are over 70,000 people In the fields without shelter and starving. Hilmi Pasha has promised the consuls that he will assist the destitute people, but he AOM A0&iagt vea refusing to allow them to enter the town and beg for goods. Many oruelties perpetrated on Christians are attributed to Greek spies, headed by a Greek bishop, who, with the Greek con suls, it is said, are paid by the porte for their servloes. WASHINGTON IS PLEASED Minister Lelshman Tells the Porte So Claims to Be Pushed. Washington, Sept. 11.The state de partment has authentic adviseB that Gov ernor General Nazlm Pasha of Damascus, who has been appointed acting governor of Beirut, is a trustworthy and broad minded man, and Minister Lelshman has been instmcted to advise the subtime porte that the Washington government is greatly pleased at the immediate grant ing of its request for the removal of the governor of Beirut and the appointment in his stead of a reasonable official and one favorable to foreigners. A long cablegram has been received at the state department from Minister Lelsh man on the general Turkish situation, which has not yet been made public. The prestige of Mr. Lelshman at Constanti nople has greatly increased since the ap pearance of the European squadron off Beirut and the scope of his representa tions to the porte have also Increased in the last few days. It is understood that our government will push to an early con clusion all its pending claims against Turkey. -$ Says Beirut Is Peaceful. Chekib Bey, the Turkish minister, was an early caller at the state department to day, bringing further reassuring, advices that a "Condition of absolute peace has been established at Beirut." The minister received over night a ca blegram from his foreign office confirming the news of disturbances at Beirut, stat ing that eight were killed and about fif teen wounded. Of the killed, four, it is said, were Christians. The cablegram stated that the disturbance had no other bad results and that a condition of per fect calm has been established. The cablegram further stated that the reports sent out by some of the foreign consuls at Beirut who got their informa tion from excited persons, had been great ly exaggerated. "I know the governor general of Da mascus," said Chekib Bey to .an Asso ciated Press representative, "and I am sure, he will prove a power for good at BeJjFut. He is an admirable worker with ^"foreigners, and will handle the situation at Beirut with a Arm hand. He is re - spected thruout Turkey." To Guard the Frontier. Salonicki, Sept. 11.The palace au thorities, acting upon Information from the Turkish minister at Belgrade, have telegraphed to the vail of Kostovo In structing him to guard the Servian fron tier more carefully. The Servian revolu tionary committee is holding meetings at many places, organizing bands, distribut ing bombs and. explaining the method of using them. Cholera Is Raging. Constantinople, Sept. 11.Cholera is re ported to be raging fiercely at Bierejik, Syria. SHOCK TO A MEDIC Discovers Body of a Friend on Slab in University Dissecting Room. The Painful Sequel of a Summer's Outing for Charles E. Bennett. A summer's outing had a gruesome se quel yesterday when Charles E. Bennett of the university medical college was as signed to dissect the body of a person with whom he had been camping all sum mer. The mid-year dental students began their first work dn dissecting yesterday morning, and, as usual, a new lot of corpses were provided. The class had en tered the room and several had begun work, when there was a cry from one of their number. Mr. Bennett had just drawn the cover off his subject and was about to commence work, when he glanced at the face. One look was enough. Before his friends could reach him, Mr. Bennett had fallen In a faint. His classmates soon restored him to consciousness and he then in formed them that the body which he had been about to dissect was that of a young man with whom he had been camping this summer. The two had been members of a survey ing party at Swan River, in the northern part of the state. Bennett and the dead man had occupied the same tent and the two had been closely associated. Shortly before the party broke up, the friend was drowned in a mysterious manner and his body was taken in charge by the coro ner. In accordance with the law it was held for several days while efforts were made to communicate with - the dead man's relatives. The university authorities received the body several weeks ago. It was in a well preserved state and there was no mistake about the identification. Mr. Bennett was, greatly overcome but was able finally to control his emotions and ask his in to transfer him to another slab. As all efforts to communicate* with the dead man's friends have proved fruitless it is expected that nothing further wili be done. STARTED THE ALARM Special to The Journal. Redwood Falls, Minn., Sept, .11 . Burglars attempted to crack the vault and safe of the Gold-Stabeck bank at Wabas so last night, but after, breaking off a piece of one door the burglar alarm was started and the burglars escaped from the town with a team stolen from Leo Alter mate's barn. The bank had about $5,000 in currency. The team was found this morning at Lamberton, but the men seem to have es caped. The burglar alarm kept ringing until 5 o'clock this morning, but the at tempted robbery was not known until the owner of the stolen horses dtsoovered his FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1903. CONSPIRACY AND BRIBERY These Are the Charges Made Against Indicted Postoffice Depart ment Grafters. list of Names Hade Publio Includes ( B' avers, Machen, Erwin, Hich ardson and Others. Sensational Features of the Cases Against These Men Not Knewn Heretofore. Washington, Sept. 11. United States District Attorney Beach to day announced that the six persons boxes and package boxes and devices. Some sensational charges are made. The indictment against Beavers, Machen and Erwin alleges that the Postal Device & Improvement company of San Francisco, formerly the Montague Indicator & Letter Box company, was composed almost en tirely of western postal employes that In 1889 it set aside 1,000 shares of stock for "forwarding its Interests," and that, armed with this authority, its president, Daniel S. Richardson, and Inspector Er win came to Washington, saw Beavers, Machen, Heath and others and got an or der for equipping 2,089 letters boxes with their device. The indictment says the company was systematically relieved of its obligations in the way of paying freight, crating, painting and printing cards for the de vices it was furnishing. The indictment charges that Beavers and Machen owned stock under assumed names. Most of the thousand shares of stock set aside, the indictment says, went to different postoffice officials and again President Richardson came to Washington and following an increase in the contract price he got for the company, dividends were paid on the stock. Machen Got 50 Cents Each. McGichan is charged with agreeing to pay Machen 50 cents for each $1.26 paid on the package box contract by the gov ernment. Specific payments to Machen are cited, in, consideration of Increased compensation, and under the package box contract, ostensibly for attaching a dif ferent support to the boxes. * Schebel became interested in the firm of which Mayor Maybury of Detroit, Mich., is a member, and which furnished letter boxes to the government and Schebel and Machen in a joint indictment, are alleged to have schemed to defraud the government by the supply of excessive quantities of boxes. The indictment says that Maybury & Ellis paid Schebel to the extent of the latter's interest in the com pany and that he, in turn, paid large sums to Machen. In seventeen counts the in dictments cite specific payments to Machen by Schebel. The other indict ments involve practically similar trans actions. Montague, whose name figures in the Montague Indicator and Letter Box com pany, is postmaster of San Francisco. Names of Men Indicted. United States District Attorney Beach to-day announced that the six persons named in the seven indictments returned by the grand jury last Tuesday arc. George W. Beavers, former chief of the division of salaries and allowances, postoffice de partment August W. Machen, former general superintendent of the free deliv ery James W. Erwin, former postoffice inspector with headquarters in San Fran cisco George H. Huntington and Isaac S. McGiehan of New York, owners of the Columbia Supply company of this city, and Eugene D. Schebel of Toledo, Ohio, a dentist Interested in the firm of May bury & Ellis of-Detroit, Mich., letter box manufacturers. Beavers, Machen and Erwin are named jointly in one indictment for conspiracy to defraud the United States. Another In dictment is against McGiehan, Huntington and Machen for conspiracy to defraud the * HJited States, and still another is against the same three for conspiracy to commit bribery. Schebel and Machen are Indicted jointly for conspiracy against the United States and again for conspiracy to com mit bribery. Another indictment is against McGlehan and Huntington for bribery, and the last is against Machen, singly, for accepting bribes. The complaint also charges the three officials with being stockholders in theDairy Postal Device & Improvement company at the time the devices^we** purchased. MAC|HEN IS ARRAIGNED Pleads Not Guilty and Is Released Under $5,000 Bail. New York, Sept. 11.rG^brge W. Beav ers, former head of the department of salaries and allowances, in the postoffice department, was arraigned before United States Commissioner ttttehcock, in the federal building to-day, on"a bench war rant issued in Washington,, charging him with conspiracy to defraud the govern ment. Beavers furnished a bond of $5,000 for his appearance on Sept. 25. Beavers was recently arraigned oh the indictment re turned by the federal grand jury in Brook lyn. Neither Mr. Beavers nor his counsel would discuss the nature of the charges, but gave notice that they would on' Sept. 25 insist upon the government producing its complete evidence against the defend ant. Assistant United States Attorney BRYAN ON THE PHONE Democratic Voter.HelloWh o Is It ? Bryan? Ring Off,- !!! Wise says that if such a demand is made he will insist that the certified copy of the indictment returned - against the defendant in another district, provides all the "evidence" the law requires. "The copy of the indictment," Mr. Wise says, "is of itself all the evidence the government intends to produce, and if the defense counts on forcing the government to bring here all of its witnesses and sub ject them to cross-examination by theConnell defense, practically trying the case in New York, it will find itself mistaken." The complaint against Beavers made in this district is based on the Washington indictment and is signed by Confucius I. Wayland, postoffice inspector. It is made on "information and belief." Charges of the Complaint. The complaint charges that, according to an indictment returned in Washington August W. Machen, general superinten dent of the free delivery system, in com pany with George Beavers and James W. Erwin, did Conspire together with divers other persons to defraud the United States by giving to, and obtaining for the Postal Device and Improvement com pany, a corporation organised under the laws of California, in a manner contrary to law and the postal regulations, the ex clusive opportunity for, and business of, furnishing to the free delivery service certain articles, supplies and equipment free from all competition at unreasonable and exorbitant rates, far above the ordi nary cost. The complaint further charges that the articles so secured were 100 of the Indi cated devices, and that Machen concealed from all other persons desirous of fur nishing such supplies an opportunity to compete In the sale of the same, and that the exigency of the service did not de mand the immediate delivery of the sup plies mentioned. Machen further is charged with securing the approval and payment of all the bills of the Postal De vice and Improvement company, tho he knew them to be exorbitant and unrea sonable, and with misinforming and de ceiving the postmaster general and the first assistant postmaster general con cerning these facts. It is charged that Beavers, Erwin and Machen divided between themselves and others the excess of moneys and the un lawful gain accruing to the Postal Device and Improvement company, in conse quence of this conspiracy, * - '" TWO SHALL ROBBERIES Special to The Journal. , '. -*\ ~ \*H ~*' ,J Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 11.Thieves last night entered the station of the Rock Island Railroad company in his city. The safe was easily opened and was ran sacked, but all the robbers secured was a collection of old paper money. All the cash taken in slnbe the closing of the banks yesterday afternoon was in a sack? which was placed in a pigeon hole. This was overlooked by the robbers, who left no clew. The postoffice at Ramona was also raided by thieves, who secured about $25 worth, pf stamps ut no money. i&^/__ JMS^.J* &> '^B8^i?rv ^ g%V, g^- *St*-\'. , "V-* ' BARS COAL TAR BOTTER COLOR Commissioner Forbids the Use of Aniline Preparations in Minnesota Butter. Minnesota the First State in thi Union to Place the Ban on Coal Tar Color. Its Use in Other FgSs Is Already Prohibited as Injurious to Human System. Butter color made from coal tar prod ucts must not be used In Minnesota after Jan. 1. W. W. P. McConnell, state dairy and food commissioner, has made a ruling to that effect, and will send It out in a POWDER WRECKS TRAIN Two Men Are Bead and Another Will Bio as Result of Accident. Eldorado, Kan., Sejpt. 11.A carload of powder set on a 'Frisco siding, near Beau mont, by a freight crew which did not want to handle it while switching, got beyond control and ran several miles on a branch line towards Winfleld to-day, colliding with a train which had left that station shortly before. The powder ex ploded, killing two and injuring two more. The dead are Milton Pennefeck, fire man, Enid, Okla., and J. N. Holt, brake man, Enid, Okla. The Injured are A. H. Meriil, Atlanta, Kan., who will die, and Fred Orr, Atlanta, Kan. tn addition the explosion tore up several rods of track and dismantled a locomotive. The shock of the explosion shook the ground for miles around. People in El dorado ran from their houses fearing It was an earthquake and that buildings would collapse. Other towns in the vicin- ' ity were also shaken up. i^p^^^#^y#^^if P$P|| ^ " i #l^f. KW COOLER AND POSSIBLY SHOWERS TO-NIGHT JOTTSATTTBDA** HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ft) PAGEg-FIVE O'CLOCK. JUDG E ELL TORRANCE FO R VICE PRESIDENT Old Soldiers of the Nation Will Offer Past Com-J mander for That Office. 4 Department Commander of Kansas G. A. R. Says Judge Torrance Will * Receive the Backing of the Old Soldiers of the WestSituation ~ Was Canvassed at San Francisco and the Judge Was Regarded as the Available Candidate. I The Kansas City Journal of Sept. 8 has ton two years ago, and the president is Quoted as saying that General Torrance's speech on the 'Citizen Soldier' was the, finest thing he had ever heard. We are sure that his nomination for vice president would be entirely satisfactory to Presi-i dent Roosevelt. One of the president'* warmest friends assured us of that fact.'*'' "What is your program?" "It is for the old soldiers of each state to work up sentiment for Torrance foci vice president. Roosevelt and Torrance clubs will be organized In every locality*' We will begin at the grass roots. An ef fort will be made to get instructions in township primaries, county conventions' and lastly in state conventions. Kansas' is going to instruct for Roosevelt. Why not Instruct for Torrance also?" the following correspondence from To peka: Topeka, Sept. 7.(Special.)Depart- ment Commander A. W. Smith of thje Kansas G.* A. R. returned to-day from San Francisco, where he attended the national encampment. He brought home the news that General Ell Torrance of Minneapolis, Minn., was to receive the backing of the old soldiers of the west for Roosevelt's running mate next year. "The political situation was thoroly discussed by the Grand Army men at San Francisco," said he. "It was unanimously agreed that Roosevelt would be the repub lican nominee for president, and we were all glad of that. It was also agreed that the candidate for vice president should come from the west or northwest, and that he should be an old soldier. The chances are that no civil war veteran will ever again be president. For that reason the old soldiers believe they should have some voice in the selection of a vice pres ident, and that he should be of their num ber. A long list of names was canvassed thoroly, and it finally sifted down to the selection of General Ell Torrance as thegreatly available candidate for vice president. He was commander-in-chief of the na tional G. A. R. two years ago and known from ocean to ocean. He has ac complished more things for the benefit of the old soldier than any other commander in-chief before or since. His war record is good. He fought in a Pennsylvania regiment. He is a lawyer of great ability and has served on the bench of Minne sota. As an orator he is among the best, and he ranks with Roosevelt as a writer. He and Roosevelt both spoke at Arling- *a..MM..*M..Ma..Ma.a.MMMMaM.MMMm LONDON VISITED - BY HARD STORM All Telegraph and Telephone lines Are DownOther Damage ' Is Enormous. * The New Breakwater at Dover De- _ stroyedEntailings.Loss, of ,r.. Thousands of Pounds. London, Sept. 11.From all parts of the country come reports of destruction on land and sea by the terrific gale. The wind has now abated, but telegraph and other communication with the outside world is only possible after much delay. In some cases the lines are entirely down. The suburbs of the metropolis are lit tered with trees and branches which have been blqwn down. The tents of the fh-st army corps, which was under canvas pre paratory, to taking part in the maneu vers, were almost all blown to pieces. It is possible that the whole force may be recalled from Aldershot. The breakwaters of the new harbor in course of construction at Dover have been entirely swept away, involving a loss of many thousands of pounds sterling. The channel steamers from France arrived late this morning after perilously riding out the storm for six or seven hours. Many lifeboat rescues were made and several fatalities and many accidents were recorded. Much wreckage is being washed up all around the coast. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa circular to^ the creameries and butter makers of the state. When seen by The Journal this morning, Mr. McConnell admitted that he had made such a decision, but declined to discuss it, as he said the circular had not been issued. Minnesota will be the first state to pro hibit the use of any form of butter color. In making this ruling, however, Mr. Mc is only following the law, and al ready the use of coal tar or aniline colors is prohibited in other food products. They are considered injurious to health. This being true, the Minnesota department has decided that butter-makers ,,cannot be exempted. If they color their butter they must do it with preparations that are known not to be injurious to the human system. "Vegetable colors are more expensive than the coal tar products, and are there fore not used so much. However, the difference in cost Is not much, and the quantity used is so small that it will make only a trifling difference in thethe profits of butter-makers. On the other hand, when the new regulation Is enters, forced, It will give Minnesota butter an even better standing for purity and high quality than it has to-day, and the new rule should add to the market price of Minnesota butter in New York. - The time allowed by the order gives the butter-makers two months and a half to get rid of the coal tar colors they have on hand. It Is believed that other states will soon follow Minnesota's lead. Scientists have experimented with the coal tar colors and found that In small doses they will kill cats. Those who have conducted the ex periments are satisfied that even in small quantities these colors are injurious to the human system. MAY APPOINT COMMISSION Such a Body Hay Be Needed to Set tle Ownership of Islands Off Borneo. "Washington, Sept. 11.The appointment of a British-American boundary commis sion to determine the boundary lines off coast of Borneo, separating the pos sessions of the two countries in those wa may be the eventual solution of the Inquiry which the London government has addressed to the state department as to the sovereignty over certain of the islands. The communication received from the British charge d'affaires regarding the control to be exercised over these islands, which have frequently been a resort for pirates, is still under consideration at the state department, and Acting Secretary Adee will consult with the secretary of the navy before replying. So far as can be learned, there Is noth ing in the controversy which will call for arbitration. BRITISH FLEET WILL VISIT US "Home Squadron" to Call at New YorkHany Big Battleships % in Line. London, Sept. 11.The Press Associa tion to-days announced that the British home squadron will be sent to the United States on a courtesy visit, in return for the American action in sending a squadron to Portsmouth. The home squadron, which is com manded by Vice Admiral Sir Arthur K. Wilson, has just returned from a success ful participation in the naval maneuvers, and will sail Sept. 16 for a six weeks' cruise around Scotland. Shortly after wards, according to the announcement, the squadron will said for America. The British home squadron consists of the first-class battleships Benbow, Em press of India, Hood, Revenge, Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign and Sans Pareil, the sec ond-class battleship Anson, the first-class cruisers Edgar and Hawke, the second class cruisers Dido, Mersey and Venus and several other powerful ruber*,. 2Lzl)dLi&t*ii viiwm^^m!i-?msim}mmi?m^m!sm^^mmmx^^^^^^^^^^^ When Judge Torrance's attention was called to this matter to-day, he said ha' had heard some talk about the matter at San Francisco. He knew that his name had been considered in that connection but that he had not encouraged any effort in his own behalf. Of course, he felt) complimented, as any man would,' at being considered in connection with) an office of so much honor and -dignity, - he had not yet allowed himself t take the attitude of an active candidate* He hoped, however, that if the inove-i ment should assume dignified proportions elsewhere that he might have the support, of his own state. The old soldiers, heI thought, felt that while they perhaps might not expect to have one of their number in the presidential chair again. they would like to have an old soldier]' honored with second place. isbut "MI TE PLAGUE" IN TENEMENTS Charity Organization Society Prints Results of Its Investigations in New York. Tenement Known an the 'Ink Pot." ... in ^ung Block" Haa^Start* ^ ling Record. New York Sun Speoial Serrioe. New York, Sept. ll.-^The convention of the Charity Organization:so*tuberculosl - ciety has been making an inspection of tenements and collecting statistics of con sumption. The results are published, ia the current number of Charities, the of ficial organ of the society. Ernest A. Poole, a member of the .com mittee, accompanied health inspector* thru the block bounded by Cherry, Cath erine, Hamilton and Market streets, which is known as "the Lung block.'* This locality is described in Mr. Poole's report in order to show the conditions which prevail to a greater or less degree In the tenements thruout the city. Th! block Is In the seventh ward, one of tha most crowded in the city. Mr. Poole says' In part: "It is a block packed with huge, grimy, tenements that are honeycombed with' rooms these rooms are homes for nearly, four thousand persons. Light and air ar shut out. Of the 265 tuberculosis cases' reported in the block in nine years, 104 came from these old tenements alone.) There is one called 'the Ink Pot.' Hero, live 140 persons. Twenty-three are babies. Here in the 'Ink Pot' in nine years alonal 26 cases have been reported. One room' ^^ In the house has a record of five deaths i$ in seven y^ears from consumption." ^ f There is a pickle factory in operation -#$ in the basement of one of the plague *** houses. In the attic of another house . live twenty persons who work all day on ' i sheepskin rugs, which are sold thruout the ] city. - } In the committee's report It is stated that Dr. Biggs of the health department estimates the total economic loss in New York from the plague at $23,000,000 an-, nually. GRAFT EVEN IN P PENITENTIARY Pennsylvania Unearths a Scandal ia Connection With State's Pris- -" Management .j, Philadelphia, Sept 11.Alleged irregw ularlties have been discovered in the cigar department of the state penitentiary in this city, and, acting upon the suggestion of inspectors Robinson and Hart, United States internal reveAe officials are inves tigating the business methods of the In stitution. Warden Bussinger has De~ea~ granted an Indefinite vacation and Over seer Robert Armstrong, in charge of the cigar manufacturing department, has been suspended. , The institution has been placed tem porarily In charge of Rev. Joseph Welsh, the chaplain. Internal revenue officials have closed the cigar department and hav impounded all of the raw and manufao-~ tured material. It is stated by United States official*' that so far at least 60,000 cigars are unac counted for, and these at the mlnlmuh) prioe of $10 per thousand, indicate a aloss to the state's exchequer of not less than $5,000. Inspector Robinson says each d* partment is to be investigated. ", i r- H. :/ *-\ ."N 1 -- LOST BOY RETUBNS HOME. J Portland, Oregon, Sept. 11.After wanderbw around the globe for fifteen years, forgetting even his birthplace and the names of his patents, from whom he had been kidnapped, Marcos' Hechtman, now 22 years of age, walked into ths store of bis father yesterday to look at a watch and was recognized by the aged man. Ths young man was stolen by a wandering troops of. variety actors when 7 years old. \ j The controller of the currency to-day IwraeA & call tor the condition of national banks at fhs dote Qt bnaiatM WaduMday, Sept. 9t