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WOBLD''S 1Q03 -FAIR. priobCkS Louie. One Cemt. -NINETY-FOURTH YEAR. ST. LOUIS. MO., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1902. Trains. Three Cents. Outside St. Louis, Two Cents. V GERMANY SHOWS NOTE PROPOSED BY PAI1NCEF0TE. Amazement Expressed at Lord Cranborne's Denial of British Effort at Intervention. CONSIDERED VERBAL QUIBBLE. Question and Answer So Shaped That It Seemed' to Cover Sub ject, but Did, Not in Fact. DOCUMENTS QUOTED IN FULL They Show That Kaiser and Ger man Ambassador Both Stionglj' Opposed the Step AgainM the United States-. Berlin. Feb 12. The. statement of lx)rl Eranfcorne. tho Undersecretarj- of tho fcrltlth Forelcn Office, In the House of Commons, caused amazement here, since the German officials aiinno that Lord Tauncefote'y proposal of Ap-ll H, ltS. to the Ambassadors of the ,ther countries could not have been made without instruc tions from the home Government. The German olliclals point out that Hen Yv Norman s querT In thi Route of Coni ncons was shaped purpcselv to give it the sppearanre of covering fully the North Herman Gizettc's statement on Monday, without doing fo, since tho German side has never ch irged that tho Uritish Ambas sadors generally did an thing, but that one Ambassador, I.ord Paunccfote. made a pro posal. citA.xnoiixE's AASwnu A VERBAL U IB II I.E. Lor Cranbcrnc'i anw cr. therefore, i treated hcie as bi Ing a mere verbal quib ble. Moreover, the lmpic-s-ion made on the Ambassadors of the other Powers at the ccnfercnco held at Washington April li, 3E9S. was not that Lord Pauncefote was merelj toundlcR them to determine how an Intervention proposal, exacted later from Austria, would be reoclved. Lord Puuuce iun s proiHjsal wu understood as! an Inde pendent iniilntive Referring further o the statement, cabled from American official .source-, that the Vnlted States never rw-Mvcd such a pro position from Gret Hrltain as described from here, thi informant of the corre spondent of the Associated Press added "Uf course, not. We have never charged that thi matter reached the American Government, but said the proposition was bulked b Germanj before oing so far" OFFICIAL 1PEK rill.MS IMICl HUNTS. The otllcial Re.ch'anzelgei this evening published the following. In older to dlinitely clear up the ques tion, so far as It affects Germany, In re gard to the attitude of the Powers in the spring of ttl relative to tho Idea of In tervention In iha Spanish-Ante rlcan conflict. we publisn two documents which follow. The first Is d ited Ueilln, April 15, 1S3. and is addrcwed in tin. Emperor hi Count ven Buolow, th n t-ecetary of state. Count von Buclow transmits to the Emperor a tele gram fiom Doctor von liolleben, dated Washington, as follow. 'The British Ambassador to-day took tho initiative in a verj re malleable manner in a new collective step of the representatives of the great Powers, hire. We suppotu the Queen Regent made repiesentatlons to the Queen of Lugland. In this sense the six representatives, at the request of the Brit ish Ambassador, are telegraphing to their Governments in tho sense which lollowa. WHAT THE AMlltSSjAIJOHS. TELEGRAPHED 1IUOIE. "'In view of the attitude of Congress, no hope of peace can any lunger bo entertained and the general opinion is that the Powers alto would have no objection to war. A good basis for fresh negotiations appeared to be afforded by the note of the Spanish Minister. Apill lu It this view- is shared by the Governments it seems advisable to dis pel the erroneous notion here that aimed Intervention in Cuba meets with the suppoit of the civilized world. (Tne President In his message of D-cembr, slid It was only in that case that he desired intervention.) The representatives of tho Powers, hero think in these circumstances that the gieat Powers) might direct tho attention of the American Government to the Spanish note of April 10 and might declare that Intervention did t ot appear to them to be Justified. This declt ration might tako tho form of a col lective r.oto from the Powers to the repie sentatlve of the United Slates Such a. doc ument would proouce a greater impression and tho representative of the Powers heie would not then incur the risk, of appearing only to repeat their first step, which the President, in his last message, has not even deigned to mention. In tho event of an Identical note being decided upon It would oo advisable to publish it immediately in order that tho civilized world, to whose au thority the appeal is made, may bo absolved from reproach in approving of this at tack.' " "Doctor on Hollebcn adds: 'Personally, I regard IMS cemonstratlon somewhat cold- 1).' EMPEROR STIIUXGLV Ol'I'OSES THE ACTIOV. "And, to this concluding sentence of the Ambassador, the Emperor appended the following, marginal note: " 'I regard it as completely futile and purposeless and, therefore prejudicial. I am against this step." " "Doctor von Hollebcn also subsequently forwarded tho text of the collective tele gram as originally submitted by the Brit ish to the other foreign representatives for communication to their Governments. Tho text of this document follows: " "The attitude of Congress and the reso lution of the House of Reprcsentativ es es terday by a large majorltj leave but little hope of peace, and it is popularly believed that the warlike measures advocated havo the approval ot the great Powers. Tho memorandum of the Spanish Minister, de livered on Sunday, appears to me and my colleagues to remove all legitimate cause for war. If that view should be shared by the great Powers the time has arrived to remove the erroneous impression which prevails that armed intervention of the United States in Cuba commands. In the words of the message, the support and ap proval of the civilized world.' It Is sug gested by the foreign representatives that this might be done by a collective expres sion from the great Powers of the hope that the United States Government will give favorable consideration to the mem orandum of tho Spanish Minister, of April 10, a offering a reasonable basis for an amicable solution-, and as removing any grounds for hostile Intervention which may ) previously existed.' KAISER'S YACHT IS AT NEW YORK. IIohenzoHcrii Arrives a Day Ahead of Time Expected, After Safe Voyage. RECEIVES A NOISY WELCOME. Goes Into Dock at iloboken, Wheie She Will He Thoroughly Overhauled Before Prince Ilenrv's Ai rival. New York. February 12 The Germnr. Im perial jacht Hohenzollern. :-cnt here for the use of Prince Henry of Prussia during Ida forthcoming visit, arrived to-dav from Kiel. She was not expected, for the came by tho southern circle, and it was calculated that the run would tako at least one day more than It did It had also been thought that she would touch at Bermuda, and that place hnd re ported her as two dajs overdue The weather encountered was unfavorable fur a call at Bermuda, anil at sea Admiral Count von Baudlssin abandoned the partly formed plan and shaped his course for New York. Tho jaclit had some heavy weather It Southern waters, but for the most pnrt it was fair and when it was at its best she logged sixteen knots an hour. Sre hove in sight off Sandy Hook a few minutes be fore noon, and an hour later was in quar antine She got tho eourte.s of the port from Federal officinls, and came on through the narrows and up Into North River with out delay. Passing craft gavo her a nolsj welcome, and their whistles and the man at her Jackstaft was kept buv- dipping her big nnval flag with its Held of white, blick Prussian eagln and black cross. Looks Like n !ninll .linn r-tVnr. She stood high out ef the water and looked impressive bejond her real size. She was painted white all over, savo for a large black eagle at her figurehead, some touches of gold astern, and a long streak of red that showed below her water line. Sho hag a ram bow and in general tjpe re sembles a modern man-of-war The North German L!od pier at Ho hoken where she is to be overhauled, was not read for he r reception and she dropped anchors In midstream until a lleet of tugs cleured a berth for her. German Hags floated above the docks nnd warehouses of the North German Llojd and Hamburg American line piers, and tho ships of those two companies In port wero dressed. Thy binds of thi latter assembled on quarter-di-ck and serenaded the jacht as she lay at anchor. At 4 o'clock she hove her an chors ard. cuided by two legs, was caro-fullv- wharved Into the pier. Admiral von Baudlssin was formallv wel come! to New lork 1 a civic comialtteo. a representative of Mavor Low and an officer of the United States Navy- Tho civic committee wns headed by Captain A. T Mahan, L". S N-, retired, and his asso- eintrs wero Hmil S Boas, Gustav II. Schwab. Captain Jacob S Miller, Wllllnm H Baldwin. Jr. George Q Boldt, Colonel Whelan and Commander Itodgers Captain Mahan spoke brietlv, greeting the Admiral and his officers and ship in the name of the people of tbe cit.v The Ailmira thanked tho committee nnd, through its members, the citizens of New York. dniirnl llnuilinsln lleccties Callers. Privato Secretary James KeynoMs left the card of the Major, and Captain Con verse o" the hattlcshlp Illinois made tho formal call in behalf of the navj. Wallaci Donncj. builder of the vacht for the Gr man Emperor, for the launching of which Prince Henry is coming to the United States, also called. All the officers of tho Hohenzollern said that it would bo Im possible for them to accept formal enter tainments until the arrival of the Prince, of whoo suite they are members. They can and will do so In their private and in dividual capacities, but when they como ashoro it will l In civilian attire. Admiral von Baudlssin will return the calls of thoso who called or left cards for him, and It was expected this evening that ho would vllt the Citv Hall wmi time to-morrow. Ho will also call upon Consul Gcreral Buenz. representative here of tho German Government. Grnfrful for KInilly "Welcome. After the formal greetings, the Admiral talked with tho newspaper representatives as to his vnjago across and s ild: "We all fepl verj grateful for the kindly welcome jou have given us. Everybody aboard Is well. Wo shall lie here at this dock until February 21. when we cross to the other side of the river. The jacht is to be given a general oicrh iuIIus while hro" The Admiral distributed photographs of the Hohenzollern and scenes on her decks, taken at different times when the Emperor was aboard, and alvo gave out printed sl'p3 describing the jacht and explaining tho purposes for which she was built and malu talned liv tho Emperor. The officers fit the Hohenzollern a-e: Rear Adm'ral Count von Biudissln; Cap tain von Hollebcn; Captain Hipper, naviga tor; Captain Lieutenant von der Osten and von Mante. First Lieutenants Rebens burg, Seidcnntlcker and von Havtausen, Lieutenant Elle, First Start Surgeon Uthe mann. First Engineer Stelnmejer, Second Engineer NIcolal, Postmaster Heppnerz. BISHOP POTTER TO SAY GRACE. Accepts Invitation to Dine With Prince Henry. New York, Feb 12. Herman Bidder, who Is In chargo of tho arrangements for the dinner to be given by the representatives of the American press in honor of Prince Honrv on the evening of Fehruarv 26. said to-day that h had received a telegram from Bishop Potter, accepting the Invita tion to be present at the banquet, and sav ing that he would be glad to say grace. GOING TO MARYLAND'SCAPITAL St. Louis Delegation Will Ask World's Fair Appropriation. A delegation of St. Lo'ulsans including W. H. Thompson, Murray Carleton. D. M. Houser, Leonard Matthews and C. L. Hil leary. will depart to-morrow on the Knick erbocker Special over (he Big Four, for Annapolis, Md . where, an effort will be made to have the Maryland Legislature make a liberal appropriation for the World's Fair. i The St Louis party fw ill bo met at Bal timore by a delegatior. from the Chamber of Commerce, and a reception will be given them at the chamber. The delegation will then escort the party to the Mari land cap ital. B WILL INSUKt MARCONI'S o LIFE FOR $750,000. SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE NEW TORK HERALD AND ST. LObIS HE- PUBLIC. London. Feb. 13 (Copyright, 1M2.) The directors of Marconi's wireless telegraph company havo decided to insure the inventor's life for $730,000, 4 the huge rfcsk being split up among- a number of insurance companies. f . SEVEN MEN KILLED OR BURNED TO DEATH Desperate Battle Between Sher iff's, Posse and Tinner tiara. BLIND TIGER SCENE OF FIGHT. Attempt to Make Arrests Led to Shooting Five Men ISelieved to Have Died in P.urn- iug Building. MIddlesboro, Ky , Feb. 12 One ot the worst battles ever fought in the Cumber land Mountains occurred this afternoon at I.ee Turner's bllnd-tlger saloon, four miles from here. The battle was between Tur ner's mountaineer, twenty in number, and fifteen citizens of Middlesboro, who wcie sworn in to a posso to arrest Leo Turner. Turner, on Wednesday night, took by force two mules from GUIs Col-on. Turner owed Colson s me inonej and "he lntt r had levied on his muhs As a result of the battle, it Is reported, Charley Ceell, who was. among the "Mlddleboro olln er. ins killed, and John Dojlr, another oilleer, was fatally wourded. Turner Ioat five men. Hii saloon wns burned to the ground bj tho officers and live of his men i eri-died in the 11 imcs Turn er was absent at the time of the battle, an I Is reported to be now at Mingo, maixln,; prcjuratlons to lI"o from the countr.v Re ports of various kind) are afloat and it ia imi-osslblo to secure tho eact details or learn the exact i.umber of men that met death. Details of the Buttle. Ixitcr reports, confirm the first one sent out, and add some details It is probnblo the number of killed and wounded Is above early estimates A late dlspateh adds the following: To-dnj Deputy Sheriff Wit Thompson summoned a posse of ten er hfteen members for the purpose of arresting Turner at his saloon. Tho Louisville and Nashville Railroad re fused to convey tho officers to thi' saloon. and they walked through the mountains. Turner h d heard that an attempt would bo made to arrest him, and he and his men. hiteeii in number. gav. the officers a warm reception. Tho saloon was well suited for an attack like thlsv It was built of logs and Is surrounded by a thlrt-foot fence. In which loopholes are cut, so that tho in mates can shoot at outsiders. Turners' sur render was demanded. Tho reply was a round of shots. Charlei Cecil of Middlesboro, was rid.rs a pony in plain view of the Turner men. Some one raised a window of tho log house and shot Cecil, who fell dead. Instantlv the man at the window fell back, pierced by half a dozen bullets. Gnllinir Fire Upon Fortress. Then the llnnc began in earrest. The of ficers scattered, and, hiding behind trees, poured a gal'ing lire into the mountain foi tress In the fight John Bolo, a rail road man, wis badly wourded, perhaps fatallj, and Simon Bean, another railroad man, was shot in the hand. Tho town men gathered closer around Turner's place, un daunted by tho shots which whizzed over them. As soon as Cecil was shot his comrades determined to burn the rendezvous, and almost in the midst of tbo battle a man applied a torch to an exposed sidet of tho bulidlmr. Mountaineers Shot Down. Soon the building was In flames. Several of the mountaineers came to tho window and wero immedlatel shot down. Members of the rosse surrounding tho barricade were determined to let none escape. Lee Turner and several of his friends, however, in some manner, escaped, and he is now at Mingo Mines, eight miles from Mlddleboro. Sev eral of his men perished In the il.1'.ies. Some of tho .deputies came In to-night with their Winchesters over their shoul ders. They state that half the men are still at the "tjuarler House." and that they will icturn with re-enforccments. HELP FOR N0NC0MBATANTS. Gov. Yates Again Asks Contribu tions for South Africa. Springfield. HI , Feb 12. Governor Yates Issued a statement to-day, in which he re cites" his proclamation of December -4 last, calling on the people of Illinois for con tributions of. money, food, clothes nnl med iclre for the use of women, children an I other noncombatants now In the- military camps of South Africa, and names thirt) one prominent citizens, representing all tac tions of the State, as additional members or the committee to receive such contribu tions. The committee nnmed In the orlglml proclamation was composid of Judge Ed ward F Dunne. Mnvor Carter H. Harrison and Peter Van Vllssingen of Chicago. All contributions' are to be remitted to the Corn Exchange National Bank of Chi cago. No 217 Ii Salle street, to the credit of the original committee of three. Topics ii THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING VT 6 33 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT S1I THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT 11.24. 1 EATIIEK IMHCATIOS.S. For St. I.onls nnd Vicinity ITn scttled, wllli probnlilj snow- flurries. For MIssonrI I'nlr In oust, snow In Trent. Tliursilns, fair. Frlilny, fair. I'or Illinois I'nrtl cloud). For Arkansas I'nir; colder In north west Frldaj. I'or Eastern Texas Fair, except In enst nnd south; colder in northwest Frldn. For Western Tcxns Fnlr; colder Frl dn. Fage. 1. Germany Shows Pauncefotc Note. Kaiser's Yacht Is at New York. St. Louisans Hurt In Wreck. Seven Men Killed or Burned to Death. 2. Lincoln's Birthday Widely Observed. Make War on Yates. S. Want Congress to Define Policy. Four New Entries In Aerial Contest. Women Assemble In National Conven tion. Terms of Protocol With Colombia. Farmer Bob Keren Will Give Dinner. 4. Dons Gown Before Court. Cuba Will Offer Trade Concessions. Starting to Work Against Roosevelt. Humbert's Death Plotted in New York. 5. Oleomargarine Bill Passed by House. Lord Dufferin Dead. JLadiig WABASH PRESIDENT IN ERSE WRECK, Private Car of Josrph Ramsey, Jr., of the Wabash Loaves Track With Eiie Tiain. MR. BLICKENSDERFER INJURED. George Thomas of Cleveland May Die Spreading Kails Near Pha lanx, ).. Believed to Have Caused Accident. Cleveland, O. Feb 12 The Erie road's vestibuled p issenger ti tin. which left Cleveland at 1 P m. fci New York, was wrecked betwe-n Mahoning and Fhnlanx. O, about forty miles f'om this city, thi? afternoon. Tho whole train left the tracks and ran on for twenty car lengths, fh.ally toppling over Into a ditch. T.vertv-one persons ari reported Injured, bl It is iwlieved no fatalities wcurrcil. I'll;. h. Kms were called from Warren and --.. i. i. . .-.. -----.- . . JOSEPH RAMSEY. JR , Wlicse privato car shared In the wreck of a passenger train on the Erie Road in Ohio jc-terdnj Mr Ramsey did valiant service in ailing the injured. Youngstown, and went at once to Leavitts burg. where som of the injured had bean taken. Some -of the more seriously Injured wore taken to Youngstown The cause of the wreck U said to havo been "treading r.sl's. Most of the injured were in tho conch next to the lapt Tho rear coach was the prlvale car or Joseph Eamte, president of. the Wabash Rnllroad. Jir. Ramsey had an emergency case with him. and ho did heroic work in assisting tho Injured. His car did not top ple over, but the car in frpnt of him did. Mr. Ramsey wired his friends that his party would go East via Pittsburg. George lhom.es of Cleveland received what Is f tared to bo fatal injuries. Others injured are: Charles Mhull, Yonngsto-vn; side hurt. Robert Blickensierfer. general mannger Wheling and Lake Erie. Cleveland; mouth cut and bndr bruled U. S Cartw right. Baltimore: back and hend bruised G. H. Van Armour. Coldwater, Mich.; scalp cut. Mrs. Fred Kru, Newcnstle. ra. Joseph Ilaiglan, Gerard, Pa., arm and shoulder bruised Mrs Frank Pier and two children. War ren. O ; all recti. ;d bruises on the bolv. Frank Flnncg-an. Cleveland; hend hurt. Mai Tarshls, New York, arm Injured. Cora Amrs, Cleveland, scalp cut and bodv bruised. Wlllinm Vaughn. St. Lou's, ccok on Pres ident Rami's car. artery severed. Mrs Marv Best, Cleveland: back and shoulder injured George T. Young Mrs. James Lamb, Warren, O : back and chest hurt George Eckert, Greenville. Pa. K J Eassinger, Clevelnnd; leg injured. G. S Rusling. Fhllidelphln. arm ard side hurt. Mrs. C. G. Hart, Adrian, Mich.; arm in jured J. T. Blnlr. Greenville, r.n. Jnmcs White. Stcubenvllle, O.; arm bro ken. R J. Wood, Mr. Ramsei's secretary; body bruised. Milton Slelle, porter; body bruised. J. 11 Kirch. Youngstown, O : leg Injured and Internal Injuries To Refund Oulveston's Bonds. ItErt'BI.IC M'lXIAL Galveston. Te . Feb. 12 President Aus tin of the City Commi's'on Is in receipt of a dlssntch from Loper & Co , fiscal agents, Philadelphia, which reads as follows. "Will undertake to refund city bonds. 3 per cent basis, for twenty vears" P'esldent Austin has written to Loper & Co. to make a more definite proposition. Tour New Entries in Acrlnl Contest. Henry Sewing Again a Benedict- 6. Western League Gaining Strength. Callahan and Rice Will Fight To-night. 7. Theaters to Swoll Firemen's Fund. Rnilwav- News From All Points. Suspected of Counterfeiting. Notable SIkeston Wedding. S. Editorial. Erd of Formal Functions. Amusement Chat of the Week. 9. O. A. Field Absorbs Jesie French Com pany. St. Louisans In New Orleans. Decatur Ma cz on Trial. 10. Republic -"Want" Advertisements. Birth. Marriage and Death Records. Real Estate Transfers. 11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad vertisements. Treaty in Line With America's Policy. Franchise Seekers Present Petitions. No Amendments to War Tax. 12. Illinois Official Refuses. Charters. East Side News. 13. Grains Lower on the Curb. Live Stock Markets. River Brevities. Passing of Cattle Trails In, the West. H. Archbishop on Reported Hulingsi Washington Ladles Complained to Shaw. Asks for $8,212 for Hot Springs. Claim Cuba Makes Profit on Sugar. Sjunnsoa, May Live Savtral aionthg ' i t i J - i . niafF''fT V !? 1' ,- To-Bas Republic DOCTOR RAV0LD TO BE REMOVED FROM Tetanus Court of Inquiry Holds Him Responsible for Distribu tion of Poisonous Antitoxin and Recommends His Dis missal Janitor Tay lor Also to Be Dischaiged. DR. STARKLOFF TO ACT TO-DAY. Doctor Amand Rat old. Consulting Citv Bacteriologist, and Henry R. Taj lor. jani tor In the Chemical and Unctiriological Di vision of the Board of Health will be re qaested to-day by Commissioner Starkloff to Sfver their connection with the Health Department. In taking this action Doctor Starkloff will fulfill Instructions from the Board of Htalth Th" recommendation of tho Board of Health that Doctor Rnvol 1 and Janitor Tav lor be dismissed by the Health Commissi on ir, comes as a result of th tetanus investi gation inaugurated b Major WelW for tie purpose of deti rmlniu responsibllltv for the distribution of tovic antl-dlphtherttlc serum, which caused the deaths of thirteen children In October and November. Tho verdict and recommendation v.ero rendered jesterdny afternoon. For live hours the Board of Health, in tho presence of Messrs. Hoffmnnn and Bojce ot the Council Special Investigating Committee, vesterdav liscu-sad the testl monj given befo-e the Tetanus Court of In quiry. The me'tlng was executive. It began at 3 30 o'clock, and the board did not adjourn until S 20 At one time there was a prospect thnt a verdict would not be reached without hold ing another stti.ion itwoi.n witi: of ioisiot.3 cniiicii:it of 'inn snitivi. After reviewlig the testimony of th principal wltnes-es the board decided that Consulting Bacteriologist Ravold was re sponsible for the preraration and distribu tion of the tovln serum; that tho horse "Jim," which developed tetanus on October 2, wis bled by Doctor Ravold on Septem ber 29, that Doctor Ravold was aware of the poisonous character of the serum, but failed to have it destrojed; that some of the toxic serum was bottled and issued for use between October 10 and 23. that Janitor Tavlo' bottled the tovic strum; that Tav lori though unaware of the rolsonous ch tr ader of the serum, was guilty of repre hensible corduct in giving contllctirij tes timony before the Tetanus Court of In quiry. The findings concluded witn a recom mendation that Doctor Ravoll and Janitor Taylor bo dismissed. The verdict a signed by Ma; or Wells and all of the mem bers of the Board of Health. Manufacture of diphtheari.v antitoxin was discontinued In November, when deaths from toxic scrum wre reported, but the order for discontinuance Is renewed at the close of vesterdas's verdict. MAY IlECOMMEM) Fl llTHEll 1S.VESTIG VTIOV. The Council special Investigating Com mitteo will meet Frldaj afternoon and will BJbmit a report to the City Council. Tills committee may adviso a verdict similar to that reached by the Board of Health, or it may merely state the findings ot tho board and make no suggestion to the Coun cil, or it m-iv recommend a general investi gation of other divisions of the Board of Henlth The Tetanus Court ot Inquiry comprised the Bonrd of Health and the Council Special Investigation Committee. Trom the start It was explicitly understood that, though both bodies would unite in conducting the Inqulrj. thev would act Independently in rendering their verdicts. Before arriving at Its conclusions as to responsibility for distribution of the toxic serum, the board vesterdaj considered va rious factors that might be affected by such a verdict as was rendered. For in stance, somo of the members thought that the dismissal of Doctor Rnvold might in jure the city in its suit against the Chicago Drainage-Canal Boird. -II.L II m: vn IIITKCT o THE DRAIN E-C VL SUIT. It was decided jesterday. however, by the board that Doctor Ravnlds retirement would have no etTcct on the suit. It Was argued that other bacteriologists and chem ists have made reports on examinations of Mississippi River water, and that their re ports agree with Doctor Rav old's. Health Commissloi er Starkloff said last night that the board's action cannot preju dice thi cltv's case. Doctor Starkloff sajs he will carry out I the court's recommendation this morning. Doctor Ravold has served as consulting I bacteriologist since 1S34, and his work has I PRESIDENT'S SON STILL IMPROVES. Left Lung Has Cleared Consider ably and All Appears to llave Gone Vell. CRISIS IS NOT YET REACHED. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Much More Cheerful and the Sick Boy Is Expected to Make a Safe Recovery. REPUnLIC SPECIAL Groton. Mass, Feb. 12 Secretary Cor teljou at 9 o'clock to-night gave out the most favorable statement in regard to the condition of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., which he has vet communicated to the press. He said that joung Theodore's cordl tlon was verj favorable and that there had been considerable Improvement over the same hour Tuesday night. In fact, if the boy should hold-hls own until to-morrow at ? o'clock, there would be everj- hopo of his recoverj-. The left lung had cleared considerably In the course of the day, there had been little variation In temperature, pulse or respiration and, generally speak ing, everything had gone on well. Mr. Cortelyou added that the doctors re lied much upon the ability of the left lung to help out the right, and they were of the opinion that the boy would have enough vitality to carry him over the crisis, which they expect within twenty-foar hours. That the President was verj" confident of his son's recovery Is evident from the fact that he has already made soma srtfaxa- THE HEALTH jsa -" HbHSsBsHBs' " Hat. f-3? tss'sssv9lssssyKS9sSssssC''isssssssstssJ 7 DOCTOR AMAND RAVOLD". Consulting bacteriologist of the Board of Health, whoso resignation will be requested by Health commissioner starkion. to-aav. 5 FINDING OF THE Fursuant to th- resolution adopted by the Board of Health on November rj, 1501, in reference to investigating the responsibility of the Health Department as chnrred In tie Coroner's verdict in regard to the deaths from the use of diph theria antitoxin, prepared and distributed gratuitously by the city, the board, after having made. Jointlv with a committee of the City Coancil, a searching and com plete invc-tipatlon of the matter, docs find: I'i'st That the diphtheria antitoxin heretofore issued by the city was prepared, bottled and distributed by and under tho supervision of Doctor Amand Ravold, wno was emploved by the Health Commissioner, with the approval of the Board of Henlth, in llSI. as consulting bacteriologist, and to have charge of the prepa ration and distribution of diphtheria antitoxin, and that ho was responsible for the quality of material so prepared and distributed. Second That a horse kept by the city under th supervision of Doctor Ravold, as a rroducer of diphtheria antitoxin serum, was nled by him September 20. Mul. and on October 2 w as found to have tetanus and was Killed. Third From Doctor Amand Rav old's testimony, the poisonous character o the serum from this bleeding cf September 20 wa's known to him, but he falir to cause the serum to to destrojed. Fourth That, owing to this Inexcusable nesHgcnce. the poisonous serum wag' in part, bottled and lsucd to phvsicians between October 10 and October 23, with the deplorable results which Instigated the Coroner's 'nv estimation. rifth That the bottling ef the scrum proven to be poisonous was done by Henry Tajlcr. who was janitor cf the City Chemist's office and assistant, at the time, to Doctor Ravold in the work Sixth That It does not appear that character of tl " serum at the time, but obscured and retarded the investigation In view of the foregoing finding, the Ravold and Henry Taj lor be dismissed from the service of the Health Department. And the board further recommnds diphtheria antitoxin ROLLA WELLS. II N. CHAPMAN. M. D. ALBERT MERRELL M. D . nlwajs been sntHfnctorj-. the Commissioner said. In deciding upon his dismissal the board onlj- had In mind the testlmonj- given be fore the Tetanus Court of Inquirj'. nocroit ntvm.li svvs he EXPECTED THE DECISION. When Informed last night of hia dismissal as Con-ulting Citj Bacteriologist. Doctor Amand Ravold said that he exected tho action. "There hnd to be a scapegoat, and I was selected But I am more concerned about the discharge of the jnnltor, Henrj- Tit J lor." Doctor Ravold said that he did not caro to rethrash the testlmonj- in the tetnnus polsoning cases and v.oJld merelj- recall tha fnct tint when the diphtheria anti-toxin was 1-syed he wa" out of the citv on of ficial business' f r the Bonrd of Health In connection with the bacteriological exami nation of river water "If I hail been here." a!d the doctor, "the- fearful mistake woull not hnve hap pened The Board cf Health should havo hnd a trained assistant for me to leave In charge. Taj lor, a man ot 63, honest and! 1 tlons for his return to Washington. This Dulletln greatlj- strengthened the belief in jojng Theodore's recovery, which had been steadilj' growing since morning. Tho whole atmosphere has taken on a roseate hue. and in the Gardner House to night the sound of heartj laughter was heard in the dining-room for the first time In da j a One thing is quite certain, and thnt is that whit may be called the crisis question had been and still is very perrlexing. At first the fifth daj- was expected to bring the bov to the parting of the waj's. Then the sixth day. or to-da was confidently set down as the period In which the turn ing point would be renched. Now tho doc tors In attendance saj" the crisis will como to-morrow, the suventh daj FRANK JA"MES GETS INJUNCTION. Enforcement Against Tiieater Awaits Raising of 4,000 Bond. REI'UMLIC SPECIAL. Kansas citj-. Mo. Feb. 12 As soon ns Frank James and his mother furnish a bond for $1000 Judge Tesdale will make an or der enjoining the troduction of the pla "The James Bojs in Missouri," which Is showing at the Glllis Theater this week. The Injunction will prohibit the production of the present play in this State. The bond of $4,000 Is. required to reimburse the man ager of the Glllis Theater, nnd the owner of the play In case the Supreme Court should reverse the judgment of the Circuit Court. Frank James was In Ciay Count j- to-day with his mother. llr. Zerelda Samuels, who is reported to be dying. His attorney. Finis C. Farr. telegraphed him to come here at onco and furnish bond. Mr. Farr sajs there will be no trouble about giving bond. The right of privacy was. the principle, law under which Judge Teasdale granted tho Injunction. That Is. the right of a pri vate Individual to live In privacy and not have his person portrajed upon the stage without his consent. Manager BIgham of the Glllis Theater sajs that If the bond Is given and the In junction Issues the plaj- will to right ahead, with Jesse James as the leading character, but with Frank James, Mm Samuels and .. kjatliucio s,lt. UUl. VJlUCr UdlUV Wis WO substituted for those characters. DEPARTMENT. ! TETANUS COURT. of prepnring the scrum for Issuance. Henry Taj lor was aware of the polsorous that his course Is reprehensible In that he by conflicting statements under oath. beard recommends that Doctor Amand that the city do not hereafter manufacture '".- MAX C. STARKLOFF. ANDREW F. BLONG. J. L. HORNSBY. - - sss4 faithful, wjs not sjpposed to be competent -I 10 iook alter tne professional affairs of the office. He was slmplj- a good servant, an old soldier, and this discharge will leave. him In bard lines "As for mjself, I could have resigned months ago soon after the deaths from tetanus occurred but at a financial sacri fice I stuck It out. realizing that I probt-blj- would be made the victim. I did ten der my resignation on the 3d of February, but it wns because mj- hours in the medical department of Washington University had been changed, making it necessarj" for me to go to the Health Department at 7 " o'clock in the morning and work In a cold laboratory before the Janitors arrived, the result of which is that I am now svlck. I also lost mj- morning otilce hours In pri vate practice, which are worth more to me than I received from the Health Depart ment." Doctor Ravold stated that he had ten dered his resignation to the dean of tha medical school of Washington University more than two months ago, but it was cot accepted. GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT- AT THE WORLD'S FAIR. Chairman Tawney Exposition Com mlttee "Will Give an Extended Hearing To-Day. REPCCrjC SPECIAL. Washington. Feb. 12. Thursday morning Chairman Tawnej's Exposition Committee will give an extended hearing In regard to tho Government exhibit for the World's Fair and other details of its management. Mr. Tawney has requested a full at tendance of the Government board, and It is probablo that the hearing will develop manj- matters of Importance to the Expo sition. Assistant Secretary ot Agriculture Bringham. who i chairman of the board, has some novel ideas to present, which. If carried out. will render the Government ex hibit superior to anj- heretofore given. A stenographic report will be made of the hearing and the proceedings, when printed, will be of special Intsrest to the World's Fair managament. CREED REVISION COMMITTEE TO HOLD ANOTHER SESSION. Mncli XVork Remains to Dr Done la Preparing the Proposed Brief Statement ot Faith. Philadelphia, Feb. 12. Tho Presbyterian Revision Committee to-day considered the third and fourth articles of the new brief statement of faith for popular use aid came to a final decision on the third ar ticle. This article touches on creation. The fourth article on sin wiU be afaJn taken up to-morrow. The committee will adjourn to-morrow and It will be necessary to hold another lengthy meeting? to dispose of tha remain der of the brief statement, which contains sixteen articles, or sections. Washington probably will be decided up on as the place of the next and final meet Ins of the committee. J 1 "'&J&rtif-?&-lK-&'ite ?;c-vW -J,gMV