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VOLUME LXXXVI-NO. 26.
MORE TROOPS REQUIRED IN PHILIPPINES General Miles Advocates the Sending of Reinforce- ments to Otis. SITUATION IS SERIOUS Miller Also of the Opinion That a Large Number of Men Are Needed to Pacify Islands. Special EHKpatoh to Th« Call. CALL, HEADQUARTERS. WEL LINGTON HOTEL, WASHINGTON, June 25. — Major General Miles is a strenuous advocate of the dispatch <>f large reinforcements to General Otis in the Philippines. The general declined to discuss the military situation in the Philippines other than to say that it was "serious," nor would he give his Idea of the num ber of troops he thought should now be sent to the Philippines to place the archipelago under American control. From tho War Department it is learn ed that General Miles, as far back as April, recommended that ten of the volunteer regiments which the Presi dent is authorized to raise under the army reorganization law be organized and sent to Manila. At that time the officer? at army headquarters believed this force sufficient to crush the rebel lion, but in view of the strength de veloped by the insurgents they are not now so sanguine that ten regiments are enough. There, will be 15,700 men in ten regi ments, the advisability of raising which the War Department is now consider ing, but well-Informed officers pay the force of 50,000 men which General Otis will have when reinforcements are ; 1 at his disposal will not be suffi cient. General Marcus P. Miller, who recent ly arrived from the Philippines, where he was Governor of Iloilo, has been liv ing here since his return. General Miller's views as to the number of men required for the subjugation of the glands is very different from that of .General Otis. He believes 65,000 men at least are required, 30,000 for the control '^f Luzon and the remainder for the re storation of peace and order in the other islands. General Miller's views . coincide,, .jvith^ i Qejneral,JL»awtqn<'s_ and other olflctf'rs subordinate to General •Otis. There is no truth In the story that General Miles has applied to be sent to Manila, It is equally untrue, it is as serted by Acting Secretary Meiklejohn, that General Otis has cabled that he will will bp compelled to retreat unless promptly reinforced. DENIAL OF REPORTED CABLEGRAM FROM OTIS ADAMS, Mass., June 25.— Mr. Cnrtel you. acting secretary to the President, authorized me to state to-day that there was not a word of truth in the report that General Otis had sent a dis patch to Washington, which was re peated to the President, stating his in ability to conquer the Filipinos and to hold the ground already gained. "The story," said Mr. Cortelyou, "is a pure fabrication." Ho added the re port that the President had sent a message of thanks to Governor Roose velt for his offer to furnish troops for the Philippines was equally false. He Mid the President had no official knowledge of Governor Roosevelt's of fer. President MoKinley passed a quiet day. He attended the < 'ongrogational Church in the morning and listened to a sermon supporting his Philippine pol icy. He stayed through the Sunday school exercises, but did not Bpeak to the children. In the afternoon ho went driving with Mr. Plunkett TRAILING THE MAN WHO ROBBED THE ALAMEDA Conclusive Proof That the Purloiner of Gold Has Escaped to'the Orient. HONOLULU, Jan.- is.— it is almost certain that the chest of $25,000 in gold lost from the steamship Alameda left the ship at this port. Jn fact. Marshal Drown has in his possession to-day al most conclusive evidence that such was the case. The man who, it is believed, robbed the ship is also known, but has fled beyond the pale of Hawaiian law. He is now in Japan, and eventually may be caught, for the Oceanic Steam ship Company has a powerful detective agency on his tracks. .. The man is supposed to be Wilson, an Australian. He has been suspected of other such robberies between Sydney and Auckland. When the Alameda gailed from Australia, this man was a passenger for San Francisco. He left t.he boat here on the 2iJth. On June Ist he sailed by the Gaelic for tho Orient. .Marshal Brown does not know just h<>w the thi-f brought his treasure ashore, but the transfer is admittedly not a hard matter. It is presumed the thief had accomplices and they brought It «>ff on a number of visits aboard the Khip at the dock. The coin would weigl) abo-ut 100 pounds. The loss of the money was discovered when the Alameda was within two days of San Francisco. The densest cloud of mystery surrounded the disappearance of the box. Chief Lees of the San Fran cisco police too-k a chance shot and wrote Marshal Brown the bare particu lars. The latter immediately began an investigation with the success here re ported. By the steamer to-day the San Fran cisco Chief of Police will be advised concerning the suspected man and that he has gone to the Orient and probably a detective will at once be sent to Japan and Chita. The supposition here is that the man will double back and in a few weeks will be ranching or do ing something else in an out-of-the way Australian district.. J The San Francisco Call. WILL THE NEW CABINET BE UPHELD ? Frenchmen Show More Sur- prise Than Hostility Over Its Composition. OFFICIALS DISMISSED President Loubet Signs Orders Making Some Most Signifi oant Changes. Fpe«-ial Cable to The Call and the New Toric Herald. Copyrighted, 1899, by James Gor don Bennett. PARIS, June 25.— At the Cab inet council to-day M. Loubet, the President, signed orders making the following changes: M. Bertrand, Procurator Gen eral to the Appeal Court, and M. Feuilloley, Public Prosecutor, are both removed. M. Bulot, Advocate General, Is appointed Public Prosecutor. M. Lombard, whose dismissal on account of the Deroulede trial has been much criticised as unjust, is appointed Advocate General. M. Bertrand's successor has not yet been appoint 1. General Hartschmidt, General Roget, Colonel ~Saxe and Colonel Cobertln are transferred to other garrisons. The Premier, M. Waldeck- Roussc-au, will read a draft of his speech in Parliament to morrow, -which will be very brief, merely announcing that the new Ministry has no aim hut to follow out the order of the day voted on June 12, on the motion of Joseph Ruau, Democratic Radical, represent ing the Second District of St. Gaudens, which was as follows: "The I'hamhiT is determined to support only a Government resolved to defend vigorously republican institutions and to secure public order, and passes to the order of the day." PARIS, June 25.— 1t is like building upon quicksand to try to prognosticate the fate of the new Ministry tomor row. _' Still, .the wind seems blowing 1 in favor of supporting it. As a matter of fact, surprise at the rather hetero genuous composition of the Cabinet has been the much more pronounced senti ment than hostility toward it, with the exception of the virulent Dreyfus section of the press— that is to say, those papers that are pledged up to the neck to keep Dreyfus guilty. Even the opposition press has regarded the min istry with more sorrow than anger. If you take the vote of the Paris morning journals as a whole, the result will be decidedly for the Waldeck-Rous seau Government. Fourteen papers support it, eight oppose and three straddle the fence. Those who favor it are the Amore and Le Siecle, both re visionist organs; Le Figaro, conserva tive; La Fronde, Le Matin, Le Petit parislenne (which, by the way, be longs to Jean Dupuy, the new Minister of Agriculture), and Le Petit Bleu, all Republican organs; La Lanterne, La Petite Republique, Le Voltaire, Le So cialiste, Le Radical, Le Rappel, Le Dixneuvieme Siecle, all radical papers, and Le Solell, organ of the Conserva tive monarchical party. Those opposing the Government are LAntorite, Cassaignac's Bonapartist sheet; LEcho de Paris, Le Petit Jour nal, L'lntransigeant, all of which dub themselves Nationalist papers, what ever that may mean; L'Eclair, Repub lican; Le GauW,-is, monarchical; La Libre Parole, anti-Semitic, and Le Jour nal dv People, which is openly anarch istic in its doctrines. The straddlers are L'Evenement, Le Gil Bias and Le Journal. Therefore, even if the undecided papers should I throw in their lot with the opposition, the Government has three majority in the morning press. This is not so bad, and at any rate disposes of the claim of the Nationalists that the whole press regards the new Ministry with stupe faction. The evening papers are di j vided upon fairly the same basis. Le I Temps and Le Journal Dcs Debats, be ing Conservative, support the Govern ment, though without enthusiasm. La Pa trie and Le Soir are enthusiastic enough, but against it. General De Gallifet's letter to chiefs of the army made a noticeable impres sion. Le Siecle says he has laid down the law in very clear terms. He should ers the responsibility for the chiefs, but reminds them' they are personally re sponsible to him, and he is not the man to let them forget. If any officer feels Inclined to reply to the journalist through the medium of an order of the day, read to the assembled troops, with a brass band just lined up for the ceremony, he may be sure that punishment will be set rolling down the line by General De Gallifet until he lands on the offender's head. Officers who sinned in this respect have already had an illustration of this and have been transferred to other posts in the provinces as a warning. / "Spare the rod and spoil the child." The army is Gallifefs child, and he will not see it spoiled. BREST, June 25.— The French first class cruiser Tage put to sea this even ing, the official explanation being that she has gone to experiment with car rier pigeons. She is, however, a much larger cruiser than the Sf ax, which is bringing Captain Dreyfus, and the dis patch of a big vessel with carrier pig eons is quite unprecedented. Usually a torpedo boat is sent, and the opinion therefore gains ground that the Tage has gone to meet the Sfax and to take Captain Dreyfus on board. The pigeons can be used to announce the transfer, and the Tage might proceed to another port to land the prisoner. As against this theory and as an indication that the landing of Dreyfus will be effected here, there is the fact that a large num ber of gendarmes , from the -■ country around Brest are arriving or expected to arrive to-night. The treasurer of the .famous league of the French. Father^ . _.. *..._*..: _A_. -~_~ - X. »■ * -.. - ■• SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1899. KRUGER TALKS PEACE, BUT BUYS GUNS THE BOERS' METHOD OF FIGHTING. (From a Sketch Made During Their Last War With the British.) LONDON, June 25.— The Government of the South African republic, according to a dispatch to the Daily Mail from Rome, is ordering large quanti ties of rifles from Italian firms for immediate shipment. The firm attitude of Great Brit ain appears to have the desired effect on the Transvaal complica tions. The latest cablegrams from South Africa talk of various semi-official missions for negotia tions between Cape Town, Bloemfontain and Pretoria, aim ing to arrange a franchise com promise on a basis of five or six years' past residence. President Kruger is repre land reached Brest this evening from Paris, and as this organization has heen at the bottom of the anti-Dreyfus movement it is thought he has proba bly come to organize a demonstration. DE CLAM TRIES TO COMMIT SUICIDE NEW YORK, June 26.— The Worlds Paris special says: It la common talk among officers and politicians in a posi tion to know that Dv Paty de Clam has tried to commit suicide twice since put In the Cherche-Mldl Prison a fortnight ago. The accuser of Dreyfus and Pic quart is still held in absolute solitude. Neither his wife nor his attorney has been allowed to see him since he was ar rested. Notwithstanding the precautions, it has leaked out that De Clam sought to bribe the guards to get him a pistol or poison. A subaltern immediately reported this to his superiors, who changed the whole guard, placing in charge oid and tried soldiers, considereu proof against tempta tions. Later, it is .said, De Clam wrote to a kinsman that he had always acted in the Dreyfus case according to the best information and in strict loyalty to the orders of military superiors. Never theless he declared himself a prey to a harrowing doubt since the revelations to the Court o f Cassation, and begs piteous ly for means to end his life like a soldier and escape the odium of a criminal trial. This note was intercepted and detained five days before being delivered to the person addressed. AUTOMOBILISM IS SPREADING IN PARIS Machines Can Now Be Ordered as Readily as a Horse and Carriage. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1899, by James Gor don Bennett. PARIS, June 25.— Not every one who takes a fancy for automobllism. desires to own a machine at once. ; This fact has been taken advantage of by what may be call "the modern livery stablemen," who ' let out automobiles to the public. It is marvelous how this industry has spread in Paris. . .' If you wish to go out for a ride in the Bois or shopping "en automobile," all you have to do is to telephone for one of the "lovers," and In a few minutes you have a well appointed and luxurious automo bile at your door, with a smart conductor in charge, who will whiz . you through the street ,to whatever place you desire to go. -■ ■'■ ' .: ' .. : •'• ■''■' ''.■*■ ;■'■■.• Giving lessons >to beginners is another feature of tne automobile business. "We have about twent-v pupils now," said one dealer,. "and this is about the average.! » ln five or six > lessons the pupil can - manage the" machine very well for. himself. We prefer the morning for lessons, as there are ! not . so' many neoplo la the Bola at Ahat tlma ol day."^ — ■j* " «? ','zj'-*~* "*■ *j" r ■*"'■■ sented as agreeable to some ar r pc me-, 1 , v - r 4 -is >> fi ncl i £. AiCMi siderable' difficulty . in handling his own. conservative elements. In a reported interview, he is alleged to have said regarding the war rumors, that mountains were heing made out of mole hills and that he was firmly convinced that Queen Victoria would never allow "letting loose the dogs of war" over South Africa. BOERS HAVE SHOWN THEY ARE FIGHTERS The Boers are not only \ expert horse men, but unexcelled marksmen as well. Their practice In war. as in hunting lions and other wild beasts,. Is to ride rapidly up within good , shooting distance, dis mount quietly and fire deliberately, keep MINERS MUST SIGN AWAY THEIR LIBERTY WALLACE, Idaho, June 25.— Before any man may seek em ployment in Shoshone County he must sign the following: Application for leave to seek em ployment In the mines of Shoshone County. To Dr. Hugh Prance, State Repre sentative — Sir: I hereby make ap plication for tesuance to mo of a permit allowing me to seek em ployment in the mines of Shoshone County. I am a by occu pation. I am a native of and am a citizen of the United States. I last worked at the mine. In . My shift boss was . Heretofore I have been a member of Miners" Union. I did not participate actively or otherwise in riots which took place at Wardner on the 20th of April. 1599. Believing that the crimes committed at Wardner on said date were actively incited, encouraged and perpetrated through and by means of the influ ence and direction of the Miners' Unions of the Cover d'Alenes, I hereby express my unqualified dis approval of said acts, and hereby renounce and forever abjure all al legiance to the said Miners' Uulon, of which I was a former member, and I solemnly pledge myself to obey the law and not to again seek membership in any society which will encourage or tolerate any vio lation of law. Permit to seek employment No. , 1899. This is to certify that . a by occupation, is qualified under the proclamation is sued by order of the Governor of Idaho, May S, 1S!»0, to seek em ployment In any of the mines in Shoshone County and has permis sion by virtue hereof to do so. This card is to be deposited with the manager or superintendent of the mine where the person above named is employed, and must be held for purpose of periodical in spection pursuant to the terms of the aforesaid proclamation. Witness my hand this day of , 1899. DR. HUGH FRANCE, By , Deputy. ing thfir horses at hand "knee-haltered" to mount again and away as occasion mr,y ■ " ; How effective" and fatal this method of fighting and their skill as marksmen has proved was well attested by the British officers and troops , who were engaged with them in the several fights during the British-Boer war of 18S1. In the first battle at Bronkhorst Spruit, near Middleburg, Colonel Anstruther's column of 250 men on the way to relieve Pretoria were beaten and surrendered after ten minutes' fighting, in which the British commander and all of his officers with half of his men were either killed or wounded. Later at "Laings Nek" and Ingago Sir Oeorge Colley and his men struggled bravely hut vainly to make, head against the Boers who, from well-chosen positions and unerring niarskmnnship. poured upon them a murderous tire under which officers and men fell helplessly. Otli ;er after officer nf a rpgiment would be shot down while trying to rally his men. I't ter annihilation was only prevented by retreat. The British fire did comparative ly little damage. Majuba Hill, the last fight of this seven weeks' war, was the most fatal of nil to the British arms, and the British commander. Sir Evelyn Wood, was forced Continued on Second Page. HONDURAS MUST PAY THE PFARS INDEMNITY United States Government Is Deter- mined to Brook No Further Delay. WASHIOTON, June 25.— Official Washington is waiting with some im patience for a reply from the Govern ment of Honduras to the demand of Minister Hunter for $10,000 for the heirs of Frank Pears, killed by a Hondurian soldier in February. Unless the reply be forthcoming within the next few days instructions will be sent to Mr. Hunter to call for an immediate reply. The administration does not propose to permit Honduras to be dilatory in this matter, believing that determina tion and constant pressure will not only result in the payment of the indem nity, but in better treatment of Ameri cans there in the future. Honduras sought the good offices of Guatemala to persuade the United States to accept arbitration several weeks ago, but arbitration was not ac cepted. It js presumed that Honduras is trying to find a loophole through which she can escape compliance with the American demand, but the admin istration is determined she shall pay the money, and pay soon, even if it be necessary to send a squadron to com pel action. So far as Nicaragua Is concerned, the authorities are satisfied that with the gunboat Vixen at Bluefields the Ameri cans will be given fair treatment. The authorities are daily expecting to re ceive from Nicaragua a demand for the money the Managua government as serts was rightfully collected by her agents from American merchants at Bluefields during the insurrection, and which has been deposited with the British Consul pending a settlement of the controversy. STRUCK BY A CHINAMAN. M. Fliche of the French Legation Assaulted in Peking. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1599, by James Gor don Bennett. PEKING. June 25.— M. Fliche, interpre ter of the French Legation here, has bean struck by a Chinaman and is suffering from bruises. The French Minister de mands a public apology from the Sung LI Yamen. Operation for Appendicitis. HIGHLAND SPRINGS, June 20.-Dr. George H. Palmer of San Francisco per formed a successful operation for appen dicitis on the young son of Colonel J. M. Litchfleld at this place last night. It was a severe case, but strong hopes are en tertained for the boy's recovery. ROOSEVELT IS HONORED BY ROUGH RIDERS Presented With a Medal by the Men He Commanded in Cuba. REVIEW OF REGIMENT Memorial Services Also Held, at Which the Deeds of the Brave Troops Are Extolled. Sr>ecial Dispatch to The Call. LAS VEGAS, N. M., June 25.—Memo rial service was the first thing on the Rough Riders' reunion programme to day. They were held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Duncan Opera House, and Rev. Thomas A. Uzzell, pastor of the People's Tabernacle of Denver, Col., preached the memorial sermon. He said that the soldier who is forced to remain behind is worthy of praise and recognition as well as the man who is at the front. The Rough Riders, he de clared, have by their acts at San Juan and in the fighting around Santiago succeeded in writing one of the bright est pages in American history. Their deeds would be read by coming genera tions and would enkinale admiration for true heroism. Lafe Young, editor of the lowa State Capital, then delivered an address. Mr. Young served with the Rough Riders and his recital of the regiment's experi ence at Tampa and San Antonio found a responsive echo in the hearts of the assembled Rough Riders. "The Fourth of July," he t said, "is our national Christmas, commemorating the birth of the nation, but the Rough Riders' cele bration should be its Easter, for it marked the resurrection. It remained for the Spanish war to bridge the bloody chasm, to put Old Glory every where, to wind up the late unpleasant ness with the new battle hymn of the republic, "There Will Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night." "On the plains of Cuba," he conclud ed, "when I saw the sons of veterans marching beneath the flag which their I fathers died to save, and the sons of Confederates clothed in the same uni i form, bearing the . same arms and I marching under the same flag, and the I sons of former slaves accoutered and I armed like the others, with, the flag I above them and. the same nun,. their hearts, and lUO native-burn ruti i blood Indians selected in the same lines and aiding the same cause when I saw these I made a vow to high heaven never to be a partisan again, that henceforth and forever all Americans should look alike to me." The regimental parade took place this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The regiment formed at Camp Cochran and marched to the tournament grounds, six blocks away. Colonel Roosevelt rode as com mander, accompanied by a staff of offi cers. At the tournament grounds Colo nel Roosevelt occupied a box reserved for him and the guests of the regiment. As the Rough Riders passed and re passed the grand stand in performing ! their evolutions, Colonel Roosevelt stood with bared head. Each troop was preceded by its respective captain, as far as they were present, on the occa sion. The scene was witnessed by fully 10,000 people. While the review was going on rain clouds were banking heavily in the north, and Chairman Whitmore of the local committee on arrangements re quested the colonel to hurry the move ments of the Rough Riders, ostensibly on account of the approaching showers. Colonel Roosevelt complied with the re quest, and in another instant the troop ers were standing at attention in front of the grand stand. This was a neat bit of strategy, and before Colonel Roose velt could realize why he was being spoken to Hon. Frank Springer, acting on behalf of the people of New Mexico, began his speech, presenting Colonel Roosevelt with a medal. The medal is pendant from bar chains, V shaped, with ends attached to the bar and joined to the medal at the center. On the bar is the wording, "Colonel Theodore Roosevelt." Between the bar and the medal the coat of arms of New Mexico is engraved. On the medal proper are crossed sabers, and above them is the monogram "R. R. R." Below the sabers is the wording, "Presented by the citizens of New Mcx» ico, Las Vegas, N. M., June 24, 1899." On the circular edge of the medal proper are the words "San Juan," "Las Guaslmas" and "Santiago." The dia mond in the center is just below the sabers. The presentation was a genuine sur prise to Colonel Roosevelt. Mr. Spring er handed the medal to his young daughter. Miss Eva, who pinned it on the lappel of Colonel Roosevelt's Rough Rider blouse. The recipient was visibly affected and responded as follows: Justice Springer, and to you. Miss Springer, and to you, my fellow-Ameri cans'of New Mexico, 1 want to say I can not express In words how deeply I am touched by what you have done. I prize this gift more, than anything else that could have oeen given to me, coming as it does and In the way it does and from those from -whom it comes. For it comes on the anniversary of a day fateful in the annals of the West. Twenty-three years ago Ouster rode to his death with his gal lant men at the Rosebud, adding his share in the "winning of the West"— in the upbuilding of the West, which you have, all of you upbuilt— bringing up your section level in patriotism, level in high ness of purpose, with all that there is in this nation. I cannot say how glad I have been to come here. I never was in New Mexico before, but I have never felt like a stranger for one moment among you. (Applause.) I claim the same right that each of your sons claim of "lory and take pride in the name and fame of New Mexico. I am an American as you are Americans, and you and I alike have the right to claim as our own every acre and rod of country from Maine to Oregon, from Florida to California. (Applause.) All I shall say is if New Mexico wants to be a State you can count me in, and I will go to Washington to speak for you or do anything you wish. iLong and continued applause.) Colonel Roosevelt's address was cut short by the rain, which put a stop to the amusements of the daylight pro gramme- _______^^___ Spread of Yellow Fever. OAXACA, Mexico, June 25.— The rapid spread of yellow fever in the towns of Tehuantepec and Coatbaooalcos and other places on the Isthmus has caused great uneasiness among the people of this State, The health authorities are taking 1 active steps to stop the spread of the epi demic PRICE FIVE CENTS. DEATH FROM PLAGUE ON NIPPON MARC Appearance of the Scourge Causes the Steamer to Be Twice Quarantined. is now aThomulu Japanese Vessel First Detained at Nagasaki, and a Second Case Occurs After Leaving. Ppprlal Corrpsp^ndpnce of The Call. HONOLULU, Juno IS.— Bubnnio plague is held by the local health authorities to exist in tho corpse of a Chinese steerage passenger on board the steamship Nippon Marti, lying since yesterday morning off the harbor of j Honolulu. For this cause tho Board of I Health ordered the vessel into quaran tine for seven days. The alternative ia I to have the Nippon Maru refused both I admission into the harbor and the land- I ing of passengers arid freight. When tho steamship China arrived, from San Francisco on Thursday with out any cable advices regarding the Nippon after her departure from Hnns; kong on time, conjectures upon the cause of the steamer's being six days overdue were balanced between quar antine and breakdown. The vessel's arrival here early yesterday morning proved the quarantine guess correct. It als'i brought the community face to face with the stern duty of self-protec- I tion against the black Oriental scourge. The Nippon Maru Balled from Hong kong on May 21. and Shanghai on the 24th. She arrived at Nagasaki two days later, and there dispatched all of her business without. impediment. The steamer was leaving the harbor of Nagasaki under a full head of steam when a Chinese steerage passenger died. Captain Allen put the ship back to port rather than take any chances of having it become a plague ship or detained under suspicion of being such at other ports of call ahead. Although the ships doctor did not consider it a case of plague, the body was sent ashore at Nagasaki for exam ination. The Japanese port physicians, however, pronounced the death as hav ing been caused by plague. They de clared the corpse infested with plague baii"i. t and by tlvir on )»r ft was cre matea. Trie Nippon Maru wrai ;.t. the same time ordered into quarantine for seven days. Having fulfilled her prescribed term of quarantine, the steamship sailed from Nagasaki on June 8. She made Kobe and Yokohama all right, having had no further case of sickness. I and sailed from the latter port for ! Honolulu on June 8. The Rio de. Janeiro | had sailed for Honolulu the previous day, but was not sighted here until yesterday evening — about twelve hours later than the Nippon Maru. The Rio | brought a clean bill of health and was admitted to dock in the harbor. Sh* sailed at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Upon the arrival of the Nippon off the harbor she was boarded by Dr. F. R. Day, port physician and member of the Board of Health. She reported the death of a Chinese steerage passenger on June 14. The man hud been ill but twenty-two hours and the ship's physi cian gave the cause as uraemic convul sions, due to kidney troubles. The body had been kept on board embalnird. Dr. Day at the same time received an official report of the quarantining at Nagasaki from Dr. Rokkaku. medi cal inspector at Yokohama for the Hawaiian Government. Taking into consideration this report frmn Japan, together with the fact that the victim had died after only twenty-two hours' illness, he ordered the Bteamship into quarantine until he came ashore and reported. Having made his report to the board, the port physician returned to the ship, taking with him Dr. Carmichael, inspector of the United States Hospital Marine Service. The two doctors made a post mortem examination of the dead Chinaman. They found the condition of the lungs, the bronchial tubes and the kidneys, as well as that of the pericardium and peritonital cavities, strongly suspicious of the plague. Some specimens of the fluids and glands were brought ashore for microscopical examination, which being made strong ly supported the diagnosis of the phy sicians. The only absolute proof, how ever, is to be found in the cultivation of the germs. This pro* ess will take three or four days. As the matter stands, though, the appearance of the bacillus is identical with that of speci mens of the plague bacillus brought from Japan two years ago by Dr. C. B. Wood. These facts were all laid before a special meeting of the Board of Health yesterday afternoon. The board pre scribed a strict quarantine for the Nippon Maru. It proposed a period of seven days after disinfection. Should the proposition bo declined, the ship will not be allowed to land either pas sengers or freight. There are eight saloon passengers for Honolulu, including Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wichman and Dr. W. T. Monsarrat. Mr. Wichman is the leading jeweler of this city. Dr. Monsarrat Is the veterinary inspector of the Hawaiian Government; who left here in a trans port carrying army horses and mules to Manila, under engagement by the United States military authorities. The ship has 750 tons of cargo for this port. Dr. Wood, a member of the Board of Health, said to The Call correspondent: "The necessity for quarantining any passengers landing here being decided, the possibility is thereby admitted that the disease may develop among them at quarantine. Unlike some other dis eases to be guarded against. th*» plague is known to be communicable through the medium of rats and other vermin. It is absolutely impossible to disinfect tho ship properly with about 800 people on board. If, however, the ship accepts quarantine, it must bs afforded. The passengers would be fumigated before and after landing at Quarantine Tsland, and there treated to the chemical bath, etc., and the through passengers returned to the vessel when she had been completely disinfected. The captain of the steamer does not admit that it was the plague of which his steerage passenger died, but the Board of Health physicians are almost , positive that it was nothing else."