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Merchandise, Furniture or Livestock.
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The Asiatic Plague Brought
to New york.
An Infected Vessel Arrives
From Hamburg.
Twenty-Two Passengers Died During
the Voyage.
Bookless Action of the C>pta>ln of the
Ship— Great Alarm Felt—The
President's Hasty Return
to Washington.
By the Associated Press.]
New Yobk., Aug. 31.—There is now
no doubt that the twenty-two persons
who died on the steamship Moravia,
which arrived here Tuesday night from
Hamburg, died from the dreaded dis
ease, Asiatic cholera. The health offi
cer of the port of New York, Dr. Jen
kins, practically made this admission
tonight, when he returned to quaran
tine, after having spent the afternoon
on board the plague-stricken vessel.
This is Dr. Jenkins'version of the Mora
via's condition:
"I visited the vessel and made a gen
eral inspection of the people. I found
them all apparently weli, except two
convalescent patients. Dr. Israel in
formed me there had been no one on
board ill witbin five days. Most of the
cases became ill, he said, a short time
after they sailed. Borne died in less
than twenty-four hours. The last death
occurred on the 28ih. Ten cases occur
red within twenty-four hours after sail
ing. Of twenty-four people stricken,
twenty-two died: No temperature was
taken, but the surgeon judged the tem
perature of the patients was very low,
from the touch. The patients, the
ship's surgeon said, were debilitated
after long railroad rides before embarka
tion at Hamburg. Drf Byran took some
bedding from one of the rooms in which
two patients were. This was somewhat
soiled, and offered a very good subject
for examination. He will probably
know whether it contains cholera by
tomorrow. I ordered the captain to
thoroughly disinfect everything and
everybody on board,
"The Moravia will be sent to lower
quarantine tomorrow, wben the pas
sengers will be taken to Hoffman island
for disinfection. They are certain to be
five days at least. We are uncertain
whether the disease is Asiatic cholera
or not."
Dr. Jenkins stated that the discharge
of the patients was characteristic of
cholera, and he anew no other disease
which bad this characteristic. This
statement is pretty conclusive evidence
that Dr. Jenkins believes tbe disease to
be genuine cholera, but be did not wish
to say so in as many words.
Aboard tbe Moravia at the present
time are three cases of measles, and two
women recovering from slight attacks of
the disease. The entire steerage comes
from an infected district, and tonight
Dr. Jenkins is exceedingly anxious and
worried over the outlook.
The Moravia arrived last night at
10 o'clock, and strange to cay, notwith
standing her terrible record of deaths
on the voyage, the captain passed
through Sandy Hook, up tbe bay aud
through the fleet of steamships which
is anchored off the boarding station.
She did not stop there, but moved
up several hundred feet north of
the fleet within about eight miles of the
battery, and there dropped anchor. No
word was sent ashore all night, nor did
any of the quarantine officers board her.
It was early in tbe morning when they
started on the ueual round to board the
vessels anchored in the stream, aud tbe
Moravia was the last one which Physi
cians Tallmage and Sanborn drew up
alongside of. It was then after 10
o'clock, and it was known that tbe
Moravia was from an infected port.
Shortly after 11 o'clock the little tug
boat which does service for Dr. Jenkins'
staff, left the Moravia's side and steamed
for the big Teutonic. In the meantime
a yellow Whitehall boat, rowed by two
men, left tbe Moravia's side and pulled
for the beach. When she reached the
little wharf fronting the department
station, William Seguine, an attache,
hurriedly left her and delivered a sealed
envelope to Dr. Jenkins, who opened
it, and, betrayed no indications
that there was anything wrong.
Then a tug, with Dr. Tallmadge
aboard, came ashore, and there was a
conference with the health officer. This
time, after leaving Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Tall
madge, who looked very much dis
turbed, asserted thut there was nothing
wrong with the Moravia, and everyone
on board was enjoying good health. He
left the quarantine wharf, and the tug
seemed to put on her extra spurt of
Steam in the effort to get alongside the
plague-stricken ship.
Apparently acting upon orders from
Dr. Tallmadge, which had been given on
his first trip, there were signs of activity
aboard, and the immigrants, as if ex
pecting to be landed, could be Men hur
rying up and down the deck, looking in
tbe direction of the Staten island shore,
and occasionally waving hats and band
Within five minutes after the Mora
via was boarded for the second time,
she hoisted anchor, got up steam and
turned her bow in the direction of the
ocean. She made a long detour around
the fleet, hugging the Long Island
shore, and passing out of the- Narrows
for the lower bay shortly before noon.
TH3 Moravia's capi-aw censured.
A phase of the case of the Moravia
which deserves investigation, and which
should be looked into with thorough
ness, is. the action of tbe captain of the
Moravia in continuing the voyage to this
country, under the conditions which
prevailed on tbe Bhip. If the disease
broke out on the day following his de
parture from Hamburg, why did not he
notify those connected with tbe quaran
tine department and turn back home,
instead of bringing tbe disease to a new
The representatives oi tbe Associated
Press received a message from New York
at quarantine, stating that it was re
ported that Dr. Jenkins had pronounced
tbe cases aboard tbe Moravia Asiatic
cholera. Dr. Jenkins was interviewed,
and declared he was not prepared at
present to pronounce an opinion.
The Moravia is now anchored in
Gravesend bay, between Fort Hamilton
and Norton's point, about 200 yards
east of thtt main channel. She is out of
tbe way of passing vessels, bhe will be
indefinitely detained. Tbe passengers
and crew, even to the cabin boy, will be
landed on Hoffman island, every rag of
olothii.g will be disinfected and every
person bathed. When the ship is
cleansed she will be disinfected, and tbe
passengers then put aboard and de
tained there for an indefinite time, be
ing obliged to land on the island daily
for inspection and baths.
Before starting down the bay Health
Officer Jenkins telegraphed Secretary of
State Foster, notifying him of twenty
two deaths from so-called cholerine on
board the Moravia during the voyage.
world's faib prospects injured.
Tbe apprehension of cholera aboard,
Will have a harmful effect upon the
prospects of the world's fair, so far as
foreign exhibits are concerned. Many
are to come from districts which are
now infected with the scourge, and it
might be dangerous to accept goods sent
here under such circumstances. It has
been suggested that it might be well to
postpone the exposition another year.
A new source of danger from obolera
tits in the fact that the passengers of
the steamers arriving here eat food and
drink water taken aboard at foreign
ports, both of which are likely to be in
fected with germs of the disease. Un
der eueVi circumstances a quarantine
b*re of two or three days would not be
a sufficient safeguard against cholera.
The matter is now being discussed by
tbe board of health, and some action
will probably be determined upon.
Cholerine is thus described: There
are certain premonitory symptoms.
These consist of a general fet ling of un
rest, weakness, nausea and diarrhoea,
and sometimes vomiting; the dejections
at first, though frequent, are natural.
Cholerine is usually caused by eating
over-ripe fruit, and while it may develop
into Asiatic cholera, it ia not always a
necessary precursor of that dread dis
ease. The quantity of unsound lood or
rotten cheese which must be taken into
tbe system to produce cholerine innst
be large. It differs from cholera proper
in this, as a single germ of the Asiatic
plague inttoduced into tbe intestines,
takes a rapid course, and the whole
mucous membrane, in tbe course of a
couj'le of days, is ea+en away.
President Wilson, of the health board,
today remarked that he was not sur
prised that cholera had arrived, and
the city officials were prepared to fight
it. The board today issued a circular to
all vessels,femes and steamboat offices,
fattorias etc., where a large number of
people are likely to meet, that in wait
ing rooms or in factories there should
be cet aside air tight rooms.
These will be temporary places of
isolation, should cases of cholera sud
denly develop. Closets, etc., are to be
inspected daily. The board alio fitted
up a "dust proof" room, where bactoro
logical examination* will be made. A
supposed cholera discharge will be cul
tivated until the presence or absence of
tbe germß is made positive. All dis
charges sent by the inspectors to the
board will be examined in this room.
The city editor of the New York
World and four of his staff reporters, on
the tow boat J. W. Husted, attempted
to visit the steamer Moravia, in tbe
lower bay. Tbey were placed under ar
rest by Dr. Tallmadge . and brought be
fore Health Officer Jenkins. As they
did not succeed in boarding the steamer,
the health officer discharged them. The
health officer will in future arrest and
punish any and all unauthorized per
sons going alongside vessels in quaran
Dr. Jenkins will make a thorough In
vestigation tomorrow to determine the
cause of the deaths on board the Mora
via. Dr. Jenkins denies emphatically
the report that he pronounced the sick
ness on board the Moravia as being
Asiatic cholera. A full report will be
given out tomorrow afternoon.
He Leave* a Feast and Hurries Post
Ilaste to Washington.
New York, Aug. 31.—The chairman
of the Republican state executive com
mittee tonight issued a bulletin an
nouncing the postponement of tbe pro
posed special train from here to Loon
lake, on account of tbe reported cases of
cholera at quarantine. The president
informed the committee that he felt it
his duty to be in Washington
immediately, but on bis return
wilt carry out the programme
proposed. President Harrison arrived
in the Grand Central depot at 10:55
p. m., from White Plains, en route to
Washington. A carriage was in wait
ing, and be was at onoe driven to the
Desbrosses-street ferry. Arrived at tbe
Pennsylvania depot, tne president en
tered a car attached to the 12:30 train.
When asked if he would say what he
intended doing when he reached Wash
ington, ha said: "I can say nothing at
Washington, Aug. 31.—The announce
ment that the president would leave
New York tonight for Washington, cre
ated surprise here. It is understood his
return is due to a telegram sent him,
today, by Attorney-General Miller, who
is evidently much alarmed at the situa
tion. Tbe president has kept fully in
formed on all the action of late to pre
vent cholera getting a foothold in tbe
United States. It is expected that the
president will have a conference with
the cabinet officials to consider the
status of affairs.
Nmw York, Aug. 31.—President Har
rison arrived in this city this morninsr,
and left immediately for White Plains.
He wbb joiutd here in his special car by
Russell Harrison and Chairman Carter,
of the national committee, and all pro*
ceeded to' Ophir Farm, the home of
Whitelaw Reid.
White Plains, N. V., Aug. 31.—The
president's train arrived at 0:50. Tbe
party at once stepped into waiting oar'
riagea and were driven to Ophir Farm.
Senator Piatt, accompanied by JohrF
1 Continued on Fifth page.
Fresno Still Excited Over
the Tragedy.
The Remains of the Murdered
Man Buried.
Clues to the Assassins Coming to the
Two Disreputable Cltlaens Conspicuous
for Their Absence -Suspicion
Folnts to Them—Talk of
By the Associated Press.]
Fresno, Aug. 31.—The funeral of the
late Louis B. McWhirter was held this
morning, from the family residence. It
is estimated that fully a thousand per
sons, embracing tbe most prominent
people of Fresno, and many from San
Francisco and other points, viewed the
remains of the deceased. Prayer was
offered by Rev. W. H. Martin. The
sermon was delivered by Rev. T. H.
B. Anderson, who deplored the
tragedy and denounced the
methods which had taken this
noble man from the community. He
paid a glowing tribute to the deceased.
Mrs. McWhirter was nearly distracted
with grief. Tbe body was enclosed in a
black cloth-covered casket, which was
piled with floral offerings. The inter
ment was made in the family plot, in
Mountain View cemetery.
One of the rumors rife is that a mask,
worn by one of the robbers, has been
identified by the laundry that washed a
shirt from which it was made.
Persistent rumors still prevail that
two of tbe assassins are in custody, but
that tbe fact has not been * made
public through fear of summary
vengeance. A vigilance committee, com
prising many prominent citizens, has
been organised. Public indignation is
still at a high pitch, and fears have been
expressed that an attack may yet' be
made upon the jail. Dr. Vincent and
Lane, two murderers confined there,
might also suffer in the event of the
jail being broken into by the vig lantes.
Later—But little that is new was de
veloped in tbe McWhirter caee today.
A discovery that has set many persons
thinking is the absence from the city of
two well known persons of bad repute,
and who are known to have borne much
ill-feeling to the dead lawyer. One of
these left the city some time ago, say
ing he was going on a trip, but none of
his friends seem to know where he is.
The second man was seen last Monday
morning about 0 o'olock, but has not
been around tbe streets since then.
It is believed by many that there are
men now in jail on suspicion of being
McWhirter's assassins. The sheriff still
denies that any arrests have been made.
The authorities are bard at work on the
case, and it is stated by those who pre
tend to knew,'that a net of evidence is
being woven through which the assas
sins will not be able to break. A man
bas bean found who saw a horse and
wagon standing in tbe alley back of
McWhirter's place on the night o! the
murder, and an important discovery has
been made in connection with the mask
found at the scene of the tragedy.
A very uneasy feeling prevails, and
the silence portends something import
ant. There was a rumor today that the
jail would be visited by "vigilantes to
night, and that Dr. F. 0. Vincent, the
uxoricide, and Mike Blume and Lane,
two other murderers, as well as the men
arrested on suspicion of being Mc-
Whirter's assassins, would be lynched.
From other sources it is learned that it
is merely intended to expel all disrep
utable and criminal characters from the
city, and not make an attack on the jail.
There iB an undercurrent of excitement,
and the people are anxiously awaiting
The inquest was again postponed to
day, on account of Mrs. McWhirter's
inability to be present. It will take
place next Wednesday afternoon.
Tbe bar of this city met this morning,
and appointed a committee to draft ap
propriate resolutions on McWhirter.
The court adjourned for the day out of
The Republican Convention— V Reception
Accorded Welborn.
San Diego, Aug. 31.—The Republican
county convention assembled again to
day, and nominated Joseph Russel for
sheriff, on the twelfth ballot; G. G.
Potter for county clerk, on the sixth
ballot, and W. L. Ward, for district at
torney on the twentieth ballot.
A reception was accorded Olin Wel
born, the Democratic nominee
{or congress from this dis
trict, by his political friends,
on his return from the Santa Ana con
vention. He was met at the depot by
the Democratic clubs and escorted by a
torchlight possession to the plaza, where
a large audience had gathered. Welborn
spoke briefly, expressing his thanks for
the kind feeling manifested by his home
friends. He was followed In addresses
by C. C. Wright, of Stanislaus county,
and William Harris, of San Bernardino.
The Cause of a Frightful Disaster to a
Stage Coach,
Merced, Gal., Aug. 31.—A hornets'
nest fell on the stage team going into
the valley, Monday morning, when it
had just passed Inspiration point. The
four horseß on the stage all jnmped off
tbe roadway over the bluff. The lead
ers were hung on trees by their harness,
and choked to death. The wheel horses
were not killed. There were two pas
sengers in tbe stage. One had a leg
broken, and tbe other an ankle
sprained. The driver was thrown over
with the st?ge and injured internally.
Tbe building bcom baa caused the re
moval of H, A. Getz'e fine tailoring
125 W. Third to 112 W. Third street.
Our Home Brew.
Maier A Zobeleln's Lager, Ire ah from the
brewery, on draught in afl the principal sa
loons, delivered promptly in bo ties or Mem.
Office and Brewery, 444 Aliso st Telephone 91
Oambell Wlm the Championship tlie
Third Consecutive Year.
Newport, R. 1., Aug. 31.—This was
the last day of the tennis tournament.
The crowd was the largest ever seen on
the grounds. Cambell opened the play,
but Hovey scond first, but lost the first
game. Oambell took the second also;
then Hovey Bcored two more; Cambell
followed with two, and then Hovey two
more. Cambell finally won the set.
Tbe play in the second set was much of
tbe same order, with the exception that
Hovey won. The third sot was keenly
played, and went to Cambell after a hard
fight. In the fourth Het the game went
steadily to Cambell till the score was
6-10. Hovey won the sixth, seventh
and eighth, with his opponent within a
single point of victory each time. Hovey
won the next two games, and Cambell
took tbe odd game, making him cham
pion for tbe third consecutive year.
This ends the '92 tournament, with
Oambell retaining the title of champion,
Hovey winning the all-comers prize, and ■
Learned taking tho prize for the runner
Sight Live* Lost by the Foundering of a
Manistee, Mich., Aug. 31.—The
schooner City of To'edo left port yester
day noon, loaded with lumber and bound
for Michigan City, Indiana. A heavy
wind was blowing at tbe time which
soon became a gale. The vessel waa
seen laboring badly in the heavy sea,
and finally hoisted a flag of distress, but
before assistance could be rendered tbe
vessel put about for the north, appar
ently making for Manltou. Early this
morning the report reached the city that
the vessel was found, bottom up, hull a
mile from the beach at Hopkins pier,
near Pierport. It is believed that all on
board w*re drowned. The master of toe
vessel was James McMillan, of Manis
tee, who was accompanied by his daugh
ter, aged 18 yeare, and a crew of the
The Celebrated Literateur and Mug
wump Passes Away.
New York, Aug. 31.—George W. Cur
tis is dead.
Mr. Curtis became ill about two
months ago, with indications of dropsy.
Eminent physicians could give but
little relief. He suffered constantly
considerable pain, and was told that
opium would relieve him, but declined
to take opium. At the request of Mtb.
Curtis, a homoeopathic treatment was
tried last week, since which Mine he has
suffered less, but about three days ago
he began to sink gradually, finally dying
abont 6 o'clock this morning. He waa
conscious to the end.
The Homestead Mill Strike Is A Thing of
The Past.
PittsbUrg, Aug. 31.—8 E. C. Frick,
after inspecting the Homestead mill,
today, said: "lam fully convinced that
the new men will soon be able to run
the entire plant to its full capacity. We
are perfectly satisfied w*h the manner
in which our officials here have been
running things. As far as the company
is concerned, the strike is. a thing of the
past," 1
Indiana in Oklahoma Are Danolng.
Guthrie, O. T.. Aug. 31.—A number •
of deputy United States marshals in this
city report that' Indians in all parts of
the territory are dancing the "Messiah"
dances. One states that the Apache
Indians have joined the Cbeyennes,
Comanchee, Kiowas, and Arapahoe
tribes, snd that five tribes are traveling
from one reservation to another, danciug
at each. Many old scalps have been
resurrected, and tbe performances look
very much like war dances.
A Four Million Suit.
New York, Aug. 31.—Suit lias been
commenced in the supreme court by
Henry H. Potter, as trustee, against the
United States National bank, Logan O.
Murray, Evan G. Sherman and John
McCook for $4,000,000. The action is
another phase of the trouble whicb
caused the Bankers' & Merchants' Tele
graph company to be placed in the
hands of a receiver some time ago.
Celebration of the Dl?covery of Ameii< a,
Baltimore, Aug. 31.—The Associated
Press has received from the Catholic
Mirror an advance copy of the procla
mation by Cardinal Gibbons, ordering
on Sunday, October 16tb, a mass of the
blessed trinity to be solemnly celebrated
in all cathedrals, with a sermon appro
priate to the occasion, in honor of the
celebration of tbe 400 th anniversary of
the discovery of America.
Will Operate Its Roads.
New York, Aug. 31—,1. R. Maxwell,
president of the Central road of New
Jersey, has issued a notice to the effect
that tbe company has re-entered upon
possession of all its railroads and other
property, and will from this date oper
ate all its roads and their appurtenances.
The action taken is in accordance with
an injunction of the court of chancery of
New York.
A Millionaire's Divorce.
New York, Aug. 81.—Justice An
drews, of the supreme court, of thia
city, has granted Mrs. Gertrude B. Tefft,
an absolute divorce from Frank,Tefft, of
the millionaire dry goods firm of Tefft,
Weller & company. In lien of perman
ent alimony she has agreed to accept
$85,000. He must pay $1500 a year to
her for Bupport of their Bon. '
A Party of Stonecutters Missing.
Ashland, Aug. 31. —A party of five
men, working for the Excelsior Brown
stone company on Wilson's island, left
Hayfleld in a small boat laat night, dur
ing a severe storm. Moat of the men
were not intoxicated, but It is supposed
that some were. They have not been
heard from at any of tbe Apostle
Mr. Cleveland's Ouests.
Bubzard'b Bay, Mass., Aug. 31.—Ex«
President Cleveland had as his guest to
night, Hon. John G. esrlisle, who ar
rived on the afternoon train from Bos
ton. The visit is purely rapcUil una. A
party from Princeton, »L, including
John H. Bryant, the only surviving
brother of Poet WU)ktm Gotten Bryan*,
called at Gray Gable's la the afternoon.

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