Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XX.— NO. 256.
);i BULLETIN OF THE ST. PflrUL. GkOBE; MONDAY, SEPT. 13, IS_7. Weather (or Today— Fnlr and Cooler. TAGE 1. Discoveries on a New Mexican Mesa. Growth of Lake Shipping. \\ i-.rsliiiss Driven Ashore. Seven Killed in a Railway Wreck. Yellow Fever at New Orleans. Further Riots Expected. No Bank of England Silver Reserve. PAGE 2. Sunday's Sermons. Klondike-*- Story of Alaska. Social Events. lllinr iii a West Side Store. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Thorpe Not Killed by Turks. PAGE 4. Editorial. ' ' Henry Clews' Weekly Review. } Rider for Broadway Loop Bill. .. PAGE 5. Saints Take Tw<V From Blues. Millers Twice Defeated. Buckeyes Win a Pair. Results in the National. Power of Niagara. PAGE 0. America Feeds the Worlil. World's Markets Reviewed. PAGE 7. Hair Raising Story. The Ban of the Church. Wants of the People. PAGE 8. Measuring- Wind Pressure. Armored Trains. TODAY'S EVENTS. Met— Trip to Chinatown, 8.15. s Grand — Hoosier Doctor, 8.15. Lexington Park— Base Ball, 3.30. MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK— Arrived: Scvndia, Marseilles. Xi.V- YORK— Arrived: Obdam. Rotter dam. — _». . The fact remains that a whole lot of ten-cent men smoke twenty-live-cent* cig_rs. mm* Government by injunction widens out quickly and legitimately into govern ment by guns. A St. Louis Irish giant lifts . 4,222 pounds of stone. They are real, full weight rocks, too. mm* There is a grain crisis on every cor ner in Europe. And stUl the North. Da kota farmer refuses to weev. The theater hat Is coming up the pike again. Everybody hopes the girls will do what they can to suppress it this year. President MeKinley has selected his superintendent of census. Everybody can at least rejoice that his name is not Robert P. Porter. Sheriff Martin consulted his lawyer before telling how he came to murder the miners. Hence the versatility with which he tangles himself up. m A New York girl smoked twenty ci gars a day and became insane. She might have gone crazy by smoking half that number in Minneapolis. If Prof. Nansen, Peary and Walter Well-man would take some vast heat ing apparatus to the Arctic region they might make it hot for the north pole. -*■ Cobb, the famous Harvard foothall ist, has made a. fortune in the Klondike. He oug-ht to spend a few thousand of it in getting Harvard undergraduates to quit playing football. The only colored woman lawyer in the world has been admitted to prac tice in Kansas. It is presumed the coat of arms on her letter heads will be an American razor eouchant. The fellow who is sending out ukases and things from Japan signs himself Count Okuma Shigenobu. It is a little out of place for a fellow with a name like that to get so 'fresh." An Indiana young man swallowed thirteen liver pills in a spirit of brava do just to show that he didn't believe that number unlucky. His funeral was premature, but well attended. Johnnie and Susie have been called home from catching and weighing fish with their scales on, and will now re sume making seven times eight foot up the same as eight times seven. mm— __ The drouth in the West hasn't caused the Kentucky colonels to lose a mo ment's sleep. They know the distillers will have corn juice enough on tap if they have to make it out of rye. -^-»- "When a New York woman who had wheeled 300 miles was asked how long she had been riding, she said: "Only a little more than a year or so." This ls delightfully indefinite, to be sure. m It is rumored around that Lily Lang try has finally become Princess Ester hazy of Galantha, Countess of Edelstet ten and Farchtens-tein. And still a lily by any other name would be as sweet. An English scheme has been devised to stimulate loyalty in Erin which con templates the naming of the Duke of York as the Prince of Ireland. This will give the Irish something to shoot at. _ .mm* A Pennsylvania woman who was born on the 29th of February caught up on her birthdays in a queer but ex citing way. She fell thirty feet into a lake of muck from which she was not rescued for twenty-four hours. While she was in the late she aged twenty years. Things are warming up at the open ing of the fall school season in West Virginia. At Clarksburg' a teachers' Institute passed resolutions condemn ing "the habit of male teachers of sit ting in the school room with their hair parted in the middle and their pants ia their boot tops." THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. AT RIOT HEAT AGAIN. Another Outbreak Among Striking Miners Is Expected Today. i OMINOUS THREATS ARE HEARD. * ' — — ~ *.;- . ■ -* Deputies Will Again Be Put on Guard of Working Miners — Soldiers Prepared to Maintain Peace at any Cost. HAZELTON, Pa., Sept. 12.— The sit uation here tonight is graver than it has been at any time since the bloody affray of Friday afternoon. There is strong reason to fear a conflict between the strikers and the military tomorrow and there are indications that from five to seven thousand more miners will join the malcontents. Feeling continues high against Sher iff Martin and his deputies and the Intensity of the situation is such that a sudden turn of the head or a word spoken above the ordinary tone brings a crowd. The soldiers are watchful and ready for any emergency and the people of the town are in a state which may be easily brought to a panic. An incident of ugly omen occurred during the funeral of three victims this afternoon. While services were being held inside of St. Joseph's church about two thousand of the foreigners were congregated about the doors. A number of them raised their voices, and it is declared by eye wit nesses that a -policeman stationed near the door became unduly officious. Instantly an ominous muttering fol lowed, mingled with scowling looks, and clinched fists. Word was imme diately carried indoors to the Rev. Father Aust. He hurried out to the door and bundled the men into the church. A few words of counsel pre vented further demonstrations. Trouble is in the air and if it is to come, the time will be tomorrow morn ing. This is clear from the words used tonight by Gen. Gobin. The striking miners have made elaborate preparations for a demonstration at the funeral of ten of the victims, which is fixed for 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. The military authorities are determined that nothing of the kind shall be permitted and that from this time on there shall be no marching of any character whatsoever, whether during funerals or otherwise. This re solution is not generally known and the miners are going on' with their ar rangements. Gen. Gobin talked over the telephone to Gov. Hastings for an hour or more this afternoon. He said he had merely made a formal report to the governor of the situation. It is apparent, however, that the commander is not cheered b*<f the immediate out look, although he says there is no further trouble in sight. Furthermore, he made a revelation which put a startling aspect upon the situation. This was that the house of the engineer of No. 2 colliery had been broken into late last night by six mask ed men and the engineer, who is a crip ple, unmercifully beaten. There is no clue to the identity of the assailants. The only work the men have been doing lately is the pumping necessary to free the mine from water. The addition to the strikers' ranks, if made, will be the men at Coxe's mines, and should they go out the last big anthracite company in the region will be idle. It was not known until today that the 2,000 men employed at No. 7 colliery held a meeting at Stock ton last night and drew up a petition to the operators demanding an increase in wages of 10 per cent. This will be pre sented tomorrow and the election, in the event of a refusal, Is strike. It is accepted as a fact that that if these men go out all the others employed by Demspey will jcin them, making the total between 5.000 and 7.000 from these mines alone. The Coxe men had al ready been offered an increase, but re jected it on the ground that it was still lower than the scale paid by the other operators. To all intent and purposes Hazleton is under martial law. Gen. Gobin de clared tonight that in spite of the war rants issued, no constables nor any civic authority will be permitted to ar rest the deputies. He said that the sheriff is an executive officer whose duty it is to preserve the peace and FOUND RELICS \\ GoVerr l n l e n t Scientists Explore am xibc nccn I tfie Fam o Us Table La n d ON THE MES/l. Bof New Mexico. WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. —F. W. Hodge, of the bureau of ethnology, Smithsonian institute, has just return ed from an expedition to t*he enchant ed mesa of New Mexico, which has ex cited the interest of scientists and the daring of exploring parties. It was brought into prominence a few months ago by the expedition of Prof. William Libbey, of Princeton university, who took rope-throwing mortars, huge kites, balloons and tons of apparatus to scale this hitherto inaccessible tableland. The purpose of the investigations has been to determine whether the sum mit of the mesa was at one time in habited by the prehistoric Acoma In dians. Prof. Libbey reported no evi dences of early occupancy. Mr. Hodge's explorations have brought dif ferent results, however, for after scal ing the mesa he spent some time on the summit, found a number of frag ments of pottery, arrows, shell brace lets, stone axes, etc., establishing con clusively that the top of the mesa was at one time inhabited. Mr. Hodge was sent by the bureau of ethnology to examine a series of ruins in Western New Mexico, and to attend the snake dance of the Moki Indians. This done, he was directed to proceed to the Mesa Kscanada and scale its precipitous walls in any way he saw fit. He procured an, extension ladder comprising six sections of six feet each, together with an ample supply of rope, and proceeded to the mesa on Sept. 3, accompanied by Maj. George H. Pradt, deputy United States surveyor at La guna, N. M., who is familiar with that section; Mr. A. C. Vroman, of Pasa dena, Cal , who acted as photographer of the expedition; Mr. H. C. Hoyt, of Chicago, and two Laguna Indians. The mesa was determined to be 431 MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1897. that he (Gobin) and the troops are real ly subordinate to the sheriff at this : time, being engaged in helping him to j perform his duty. Under these cir j cumstances he will not permit interfer j ence with the sheriff. The events of ; today were the death of another ! wounded man, Jacob Tomashantos, the '• eighteen-year-old boy, who was shot I through the head, the announcement ! made today by the hospital authori j ties that six more will die, several per \ haps before morning, and the funeral of four of the victims. These were An : drew Yurek. Steve Yurich, John Fute and Mike Cheasloke. Ten more will be buried tomorrow, and here the trouble ,is likely to occur. It has been ar ranged that the ten coffins shall be , carried on the shoulders of the strikers i from the undertaker's shop to the front ;of St. Joseph's church. In front of the church a platform is to be erected, upon j which it is the purpose to place the ten coffins so that they can be viewed by the crowd. Then addresses are to be i made by priests and others. The bodies will be carried inside and pontifical high i mass will be celebrated. After the ser j vice the procession will go to the Po lish cemetery, where eight coffins will \be placed in a large grave. It is the ; purpose to pay by subscription suffi cient funds to erect over the grave a i monument bearing the names of the ! victims and a brief history of the ; event. Seventeen societies, all but one ■ made up of Poles, Hungarians and oth -1 ers, are to march in the funeral pro : cession. If Gen. Gobin executes the in | tention he announced tonight this ! whole programme will be upset, and it is feared that the men will resent the interference with the disposition of their dead. Dr. P. H. Lewesdoski, of New York, representing the Polish societies of that city, arrived here today. He is : empowered to assist the strikers in ] every possible way. Later in the day he said he had received word that a check for $1,000 from the National Polish alliance, which recently met in ! Philadelphia, has been sent on for the i aid of the miners, and that he had promises of additional large subscrip tions from New York and other cities. There are 12,000 Poles in the United ! States. A number of Polish priests from New York, Buffalo and other places are also expected to arrive to morrow. Dr. Thorodoviteh, secretary of the Austrian consulate at Philadel phia, is participating in a meeting to night, considering methods of prosecut ing the deputies. He obtained affi davits from a number of the miners who were in Friday afternoon's affair, which threw new light on the shooting. They declare that on the morning of that day a messenger arrived at Har : wood and asked the foreigners to come i to Lattimer. as the employes at col liery No. 1, at that place, were about to strike. Later a second message to i the same effect arrived, and then the men started to Lattimer. At Hazel colliery, as the affidavits continue, Sheriff Martin met them and warned them not to go through Hazelton but to go around the other way. They did j so, but arrived at the fatal bend in , the road near Lattimer, and again found themselves confronted by the sheriff, this time backed by an army |of deputies. As soon as they reached , the spot, it is declared. Sheriff Martin 1 stepped out and roughly grabbed the ; foremost man by his coat collar. With | his other hand he thrust a revolver : into his face and used abusive lan ! guage. The miner knocked the sheriff's 1 revolver arm in front of him and tried i to wrench himself from the official's I grasp. Almost instantly, the affidavit : says, the order was given to fire. The deputies were lined up in a hollow square, the fourth side of which was formed by the body of strikers. This i would possibly account for the fact 1 that so many were shot in the back , and side. The funeral today made a spectacle of tragedy that, humble as were the accessories, had in it something that ! was almost sublime. Euta and Urch I had lived in Harwood and Yurrek in I Humbold. but when the procession j started, the latter party joined others and the cortege wound its way through the mountain passes over the dusty feet from the western plain to the high est pinnacle above the cleft, and upon the talus at the base of the cleft 224 feet above the plain. The climb was without any serious difficulty until the party reached a cliff. The ladders were hauled section by section to this point by means of the ropes, then fit ted together and raised against the cliff. Mr. Hodge ascended to the top, and climbing over the slope immedi ately above succeeded in landing on top. The ladder was then ascended by the remainder of the party and the top easily reached. The ascent consumed exactly two hours and a quarter. The explorers had not been en the sum mit of the mesa five minutes before Maj. Pradt picked up a fragrant of an cient pottery, which indicated clearly that the mesa had been visited, at any rate, in former times, and that Prof. Libbey was mistaken in his conclu sions. During the afternoon and the next day Mr. Hodge examined the mound critically, while Maj. Pradt made a survey of the mesa and Mr. Vroman secured a number of photo graphs. Several pots, two stone axes and a fragment of a shell bracelet and a stone arrow point were the chief evi dence of former occupancy found on the narrow storm-swept crest;- but abundant potsherds, etc., were found in the talus, swept down from the sum mit. All vestiges of the ancient trails ascending the talus have been obliter ated. This verification of an Indian tradition notable for inherent evidence of accuracy is peculiarly gratifying to students of anthropology. Prof. Libbey's ladder was discovered still lashed in place above the crevasse. Mr. Hodge's researches will arouse great interest among American ethnol ogists and archaeologists, inasmuch as they are said to show that Indian tradition should not be dismissed merely as mythical after only casual exploration. lanes into Hazelton and then to St. Joseph's church, where Father Aust and Rev. Hayzer held brief services. At the head of tne line there was p, brass band playing the dead mafch and with muffled drums. A heavy mist crept over the hills, chilly driz zle of rain was falling and the scene, backed by the line of hills was weird and gloomy. There were but few car riages; but nearly 1,000 men were In line at one time or another and most of the men until the end. After the first hearse, which was a white one, containing the body of young Euta! came a closed carriage' with a, man, two babies, two women. Five little ones, hone apparently more than six or seven years of old, were crowded in the next with the Women. On either side, three of the dead man's former companions walked with bowed heads. The same detail was observed with the other two hearses, and after a dozen carriages and grocer and beer wagons, loaded with Hungarian women, came the long line of walking men and boys, marching slowly in double file. The members of St. Joseph's society were Bank of England rX^ \ >-». cv jf Times Correspondent Hasty in Declar _L/Cj>lw__}*»B inßr That Decision t0 Maintain Silver 8 Reserve Had Been Reached. LONDON, Sept. 12.— Mr. Henry Riv ersdale Greenfeldt, director of the Bank of England, has a letter in the Times this morning in the course of which he says: 'As a bimetallist and as one of the senior members of the bank court, I think I have a right to ask on what ground the writer of the article entitled A Remonstrance" In your Saturday issue makes his asser tion that the bank has decided to hold a fifth of its reserve in silver. The bank, if it had done so, would have been strictly in accordance with the bank act of 1844, and equally in ac cordance with the action taken in 18S1 by the government, then presided fiver by a monometallism Mr. Gladstone. What the bank did in 1881 was to se cure to the treasury that the bank would always be open to the purchase of silver on condition of the return of the mints of other countries to such rules as would insure certainty of con version of gold into silver and of sil ver into geld. There is no ground for saying that any one connected with the bank has officially gone beyond that position. Indeed I doubt if an opinion has been recorded or any de termination come to at all. Your cor respondent's whole letter seems found ed on a supposition of what may or may not have arisen In the necessary preliminary discussions with regard to the watering of the bank's reserve with silver on the conditions men tioned in 1881. If I am net mistaken the very persons who deprecate this di lution have always been most desirous of a much greater dilution by issue of the pound notes en a more or less fiduciary basis." LONDON, Sept. IS.— Th- Times to- 6HRLISTS SEE THEIR GB&NGL Using Every Effort to Hamper Spain. MADRID, Sept. 12— The persistence of the belief that the Carlists are watching for an opportunity to take advantage of the present embarrass ment of the government over Cuba as soon as this can be done without a display of unpatriotic motives is con tinually finding expression in the more independent and outspoken section of the Spanish press. El Imparcial, In an article dealing with conflicting rumors now in circu lation, declares that it has reliable au thority for the statement that the Carlists are secretly establishing an elaborate military organization. MADRID, Sept. 12.— The official dis patch from Havana giving details cf the loss of Victoria de Las Tunas says: "The garrison of Victoria de Las Tunas consisted of 350 men, of whom 135 were sick and in the hospital. The place capitulated after a heroic defense. The commandant with three officers and seventy-five men marched our, taking with them the sick and wound ed. "The insurgents fired cannon at the hospital, although the flag of the Red Cross society was hoisted over it at the time. Many of the wounded per ished in the debris. The insurgents lost 100 killed. " Later details received by the govern ment of the fall of Victoria de Las Tu nas show* that the siege was begun by 5,000 insurgents on Aug. 14. The as sault was repulsed, but on the 25th the insurgents began a cannonade with four guns and one throwing shells. On the 28th the fortifications were destroy ed and the Spanish artillery disman tled. The garrison was then compelled to capitulate, but a stipulation that they should be released was granted. The two messengers -who had been dis patched by the garrison for assistance were hanged by the insurgents, who also shot a leading merchant of the town. Having garrisoned the place the insurgents moved westward in the di rection of San Pedro. MADRID, Sept. 12.— The government has decided to instruct the military authorities to take proceedings against officers criticising the conduct of Capt. Gen Weyler, unless they are either senators or deputies. The decision is due to the numerous outspoken cen sures upon Capt. Gen. Weyler's man agement of the campaign in cuba. Lake snipping - Brows. Now Over One-Half of the Ton nage of the United States. WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.— The docu mented merchant marine of the United States on June 30 last numbered 22,633 vessels, of 4*769,020 gross tons, an in crease of 65,400 tons over June 30, 1896, and a decrease of vessels. The tonnage of the Atlantic and Gulf coast is 2,647,796, a decrease of 20,000 tons. The tonnage of the great lakes is 1,410,103 tons, an increase of 86,000 tons. Pa cific coast tonnage was virtually sta tionary. American mailing tonnage has exceeded steam to.mage for the last time in our history. The steam ton nage on June 30 amounted to 6,599 ves sels, of 2,358,558 gross tons, an increase of 31,000 tons over .the previous year. Nearly all of this increase is on the great lakes, where steam vessels num ber 1775, of 977,235 tons. New York state has the largest mer- followed by those of the Society Italla- Americano Di Mutuo Saccorrso Fon dath, whose badges bore the words: "In Memoriam 1 "_ , All these men wore the regalia of their organizations, red, white and blue suits, with badges of crepe Pinne*} on their breasts, and with a man in the center bearing a huge flag draped so completely in crepe that its nation ality could not be seen. The balance of the line was made up of grimy mine workers, dressed in their best clothes. The services over the body of Mike Cheslok were held at Hardwood where it was .burled - - -_— *~- The funeral expenses are all paid from the funds of the benevolent so cieties. Stories of violence on the part of the strikers long before the outbreak of Friday are coming to light. It is said that in their marches from mine to mine they used brute force to make individual workers join their ranks. Today, in a coat belonging to one that was killed was found a cheap nickel Continued on Third Page. day in its financeial article, which records the universal condemnation of the alleged proposal of the Bank of England to maintain a fifth of its re serve in silver, says: "It was suggest ed, rather than asserted, that our correspondent had only one end of the story, and that the bank had given its consent subject to conditions such as the establishment of bimetallism in France and the United States, and a guarantee from the home government that it should suffer no loss." The Daily News in its financial arti cle says: "It could not be worth dis cussing whether the Bank of England had reached such a decision, did not an uneasy feeling exist that well known bimetallist members of the gov ernment may have given the American delegates some sort of understanding on the subject. It is not for a moment believed that any radical tampering with the gold reserve is contemplated." BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 12.— Senator William H. Chandler, of New Hamp shire, has given the following letter to the Associated Press: I apepal to all Republicans to meet with joyous welcome the step England may take towards bimetallism. The movemnt earnest ly and zealously begun by President MeKin ley in obedience to the St. Louis platform was quickly joined by the French ministry, and the joint proposals are being seriously considered by the British cabinet, with a rea sonable prospect that England will reopen her Indian mints, will use silver as part of her bank reserve and otherwise cordially aid in r»monetization. Every such indication shou'd arouse friendly feelings in the United States, four-fifths of whose people, as well as nine-tenths of the people cf India, desire the bimetallic system, which so much depends upon English help. This is no time for dis criminating duties or denunciatory demon strations against any European country, nor should bankers alone assume to voice Am?r lean sentiment. I entreat bimetallism every where to make themselves heard against the selfHh outcries of the engorged money lend ers of New York and Chicago and their sub servient newspapers. —W. H. Chandler. chant marine, 4,557 vessels, of 1,331,743 gross tons, an increase of 27,000 tons. The state exempts from taxation its tonnage in foreign trade. Michigan ranks second, with 1,132 vessels of 477, --602 tons. Ohio's vessels are the larg est and most modern, 558 of 390,052 ! tons. Maine's fleet numbers 1.571 yes- I sels of 299,392 tons. Steel and iron yes- I sels number 1,023 of 1,207,222 tons, an i increase of 117,000 tons. During the year 68 iron or steel vessels, of 124,395 tons, were built and documented. Vessels registered for foreign trade number 1.230 of 805,584 tons. Of 72,000 'shipments of seamen on American merchant vessels before United States shipping commissioners for the last fiscal year, 22,500 were of Americans, 18.000 Scandinavians, 13,000 British, 8,000 Germans, and the balance of other nationalities. Shipments at New York numbered 23,000, San Fran cisco, 12,500; Boston, 7,700; Philadelphia, 7,000: New Orleans, 4,700. Secofld Blast Fatal. TcJentynfoar Killed in at) Explosion in Mexico. • CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 12.—Twen ty-four persons, mainly spectators of the great blast at Panuelas quarry, were instantly killed yesterday. The blast went off and the people rushed forward to see the effects, when gases in the air ignited, causing a terrible ex plosion with terrible results. Two cav alrymen were on guard and were killed with the horses. Many people were wounded. Warships Ashore. Furious Hurricane in the Har bor of Yokohama. YOKOHAMA, Sept. 12.-A fierce hur ricane swept over the cty and harbor Thursday night, causing severe floods, doing much damage to property, and followed by considerable loss of life. When the typhoon was at its height, the German warship Irene, the British ship Glenericht, Capt. Davies, which reached Yokohama on July 21, from Port Gamble, and the British ship Lonsdale, Capt. Frazer, which reached Yokohama on Aug. 22, from Antwerp, were driven ashore. All three have since been floated. The Norwegian bark Alette, Capt. Lorentzen, from "Vancouver via Port Angeles, fell a victim to the fury of the gale and. was wrecked off Nichiski. Ten of her crew were drowned and the six survivors were seriously injured. The Alette was a double-decker and hailed from Drammen, Norway. Australian Disaster. Imprisoned in a Burning Mine. MELBOURNE, Sept. 12.— A fire has been discovered in the broken hill mine between Jamiesen's and the Broad Rib shafts. Two hundred men who were engaged in an effort to extinguish the flames were overcome by the poisonous -fumes. Fifty have been brought to the surface, of whom three are dead. Efforts to subdue the fire are being CQTr-tinu.rt _ru__ the top of the mine. PRJCE TWO YELLOW FUG FLYINC. Disease at New Orleans Officially Declared to Be Yellow Fever. / New cases are reported. But All Are Apparently of a Mild Type—Vic tims All Quarantined— Rigid Cleansing of the City Is Progressing. NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 12.— Shortly before noon today the board of health officially de;lared six of the suspicious cases of fever on St. Claude street to be yellow fever. A couple of hours subsequently the board announc ed another pronounced case of yellow fever at Miro and Esplanade streets, also in the lower part of the city, but a mile or more away from the infected square. The announcement of the first six cases of yellow fever was not un expected, although it was hoped from the delay on the part of the experts that these cases were simply of bilious malaria. No general alarm has result ed here, although the news rapidly spread through the city. The author ities do not believe that the situation is materially worse than it was four or five days ago, and they are still con fident of their ability, with modern san itary appliances, successfully to quar antine the infected districts. The official bulletin of the board of experts declaring the St. Claude street cases to be yellow fever was received by President Olliphant soon after 11 o'clock. Dr. Olliphant immediately sent for members of the press and gave out the report, which was signed by Drs. Lemonnier, Toustre, Bickham, Petit and Purham, of the board of experts. The report was as follows: We, the undersigned physicians, who from time to time have examined the twelve cases of fever on St. Claude street, between Clouet and Louisa, find six to be yellow fever four of whom are convalescent, there are no oth er cases. Of the original cases, all of which had their origin from a case that had come from Ocean Springs, the six other than those reported today as yellow fever were an nounced this afternoon to be practically well, up walking about their homes. Of the six pronounced yellow fever, four are conva lescent and two were declared to be critic ally ill. one of these having suffered a relapse since yesterday. Among the suspicious cases reported yesterday was that of a boy named Roy, living at Miro and Esplanade streets. Doctors Lemmonier, Toustre and Matas were sent to make a careful examination of the case. This after noon they pronounced it to be unques tionably yellow fever, and as having apparently had its origin in Scranton, Miss., or in the vicinity of that town. As soon as the report was received the board of health took charge of the house, quarantined the inmate.-* so that no one might come in close proximity to the premises and set to work to thoroughly disinfect the neighborhood. A brother of the patient, who had left the premises some time before the of ficial announcement, was given a permit to return, but orders were issued under no circumstances to let him or any member of the household again leave the premises. To a correspondent of the Associated Press President Olliphant said this afternoon: Of course I have made the announcement of the existence of seven cases of yellow fe ver in New Orleans with sincere regret, but there was no alternative left me under my pledge to keep faith with the public here and elsewhere. I think, however, there is no occasion here for serious alarm, unless con ditions shall grow materially worse. We shall have to await developments. An earlier announcement of the diagnosis of the St Claude street cases was not possible. The board of experts, which is composed of able, efficient and experienced physicians. had made repeated visits to these patients, but they insisted that they should be allowed their own time within which to make a complete diagnosis. ■ They desired to be perfectly sure before pronouncing the sickness yellow fever. They reached a conclusion as soon as was practicable, and four days ago they warned the country that all of the twelve cases were suspicious. Personally I am unable to say whether or not these eases are of a mild or severe type. The absence of mortality would seem to indicate that they are in the former class. That there has been no spread would seem to strengthen that view. I have no rea son to doubt, however, that the complete dis infection of the neighborhood instituted by the board, and the rigid quarantine en forced, have gone a long way towards re stricting the disease to the St. Claude street sciuare in which the cases originated, and I take hope from this fact that we shall still be able to confine the fever within Its present limits. The situation Is certainly no worse now than it was four ot five days ago, foi the disease be:ng yellow fever then must be now. With respect to the Miro and Esplanade street case, we are applying the same methods of quarantine as in the St. Claude street cases and in the case of young Gelpi, which methods were attended with excellent results, and no new cases have appeared in either neighbor hood. We have now had a total of eight cases and one death, the origin of all of which may be traced tc the infected towns on the Mississippi coast. They may all be classed as importations. I see nc occasion for any panic in New Orleans. The general health of the city is good, and it is rapidly being put in fine sanitary condition. There is no present apprehension of an epidemic, and I have reason to hope that we shall continue to be masters of the situation. A number of additional suspicious cases were again reported to the board of health today. In each instance phy sicians were at once dispatched to in vestigate. Their reports have been uniformly that the suspicions were groundless. The force of physicians attached to the board of health has been largely increased and the board is in communication with every section of this city. Acting Mayor Brittin and the mem bers of the conference committee met the board of health tr-day and discuss ed the question of sanitation. It was reported that arrangements had been made with the water works company and with large plants en the river front to furnish an ample supply of water. Many of the gutters were be- CRUSHED | Seven Tramps Killed and Six IH fl WRECK. | Seriously Injured. VAN BUREN, Ark., Sept. 12.— A dis astrous freight wreck occurred on the Iron Mountain road at Hansom, Indian territory, a small station twenty miles north of Van Buren, today, resulting in the death of seven men and the serious injury of six others, two of whom will die. The dead: William fame, charles fame, douglas anderson, john johnson, bore henderson, Frank Hamilton, h, a. walton, The injured: George Coffman, Jack Jones, James Phillips, Robert E. Banks, Charles Spencer, George Barker. Of the wounded it is thought that ing flushed today, and it was said that practically every one in the city would have running water in it tomorrow. A heavy rain storm visited New Or leans this morning and assisted in cleaning the streets. Commissioner of Public Works McGary said that he would add materially to his force to morrow and that in a few days the city would be in a cleaner condition than it has been for years. Assuran ces were given that the money requir ed would be forthcoming to do all the work contemplated. President Olliphant, soon after he got the report of the experts today, wired Gov. Foster, who had requested to be kept fully informed as to the situation, and who is co-operating with the board. Dr. Olliphant also notified the rail road companies and others who had a special interest in the situation. The news was generally spread through Louisiana and the Southern states, and it is probable that most of the towns that have not quarantined New Orleans will now refuse to have any communi cation with this city. The situation in this respect, however, will not be much aggravated, for the Crescent City has already been bottled up for several days. Dr. Olliphant says this afternoon that dispatches were being prepared to be sent to the various boards of health of the country, officially acquainting them with the situation. Acting Mayor Brittin has been on duty throughout the day. He fear 3 some business injury of a temporary nature will result from the announce ment of the existence of the seven cases, but he does not think that the harm will be permanent, or that any thing has happened to justify an exo dus from the city. "I have been through several epidemics and have therefore had some experience," said Mr. Brittin. "Speaking advisedly, I do not see any reason why our people ought to become frightened, or why they should care to leave the town. The mere announcement of the pres ence of several cases of yellow fever here simply confirms an impres sion that has been existent since it was officially reported there were twelve suspicious cases. Six of these cases are about recovered. Four others are on the high road to recovery. Of the others, two are quite ill, but there is no immediate reason to believe either will die. We have successfully quarantined these cases, and until the sickness gets beyond control, which is not the case now. we might just as well stay here and fight It out." Dr. Lehman, who has been at Ocean. Springs for several days ami is a yel low fever expert, has returned. Dr. Lehman participated with the medical experts on the coast in the diagnosis of several cases of fever there. He says: I went oyer to Ocean Springs to attend tho poor suffering with yellow fever. After a most diligent search for any who might be suffering with the disease, answering a num ber of calls, investigating the condition of convalescents and seeing a few cases by courtesy of the attending physician, I con cluded that, as no yellow fever existed, my duties were over. Dr. Lehman came direct from Ocean Springs here, having, however, to un dergo a thorough fumigation of hia clothes. The board of health here gave him the permission to come here. As there has since been considerable in quiry as to the right of a physician to come from an infected district with out detention, while the lay public ia re-fused permission. Secretary Patton, of the board of health, was asked for a statement. He said: It is the inevitable rule in yellow fever epidemics to give the v. -id. -fcr possible lati tude to physicians traveling. They are pre sumed to understand thoroughly the scien tific means usually employed to destroy germs about their persons, in their clothes and among their effects. Generally they are sue-., cessful in accomplishing this. Hence, phy sicians rarely carry the infection from one point to another. But aside from this some body with scientific knowledge must attend the sick, and If we are going to isolate the nhyaloiang s!mp'.y because they have been In Infected towns or in contact with ye'.h w fever patients, we might just as well sit down, fold our hands and let the plague have full swing. The board of health official bulletin tonight says: The board of experts has today leclared six of the twelve cases previously reported as suspicious to be yellow fever, also that four of these six cases are now convalescent. The remaining six cases presented fever of a type so mild as to have all recovered. A new case, the infectious origin of which Is trace able to Scranton, Miss., and diagnosed as yellow fever, exists on Esplanade street, cor ner of Miro. Strict quarantine is maintained In connection with all of these cases. •fiII'ARAXTIXE. SiirrouniliiiK' Cities Enforcing Ill's; id Miil-'m tu'iinst *VetT Orleans. MEMPHIS. Term., Sept. 12.— The board of health of this city, today, issued a proclamation enforcing a strict quarantine against New Orleans, Ocean Springs, Biloxi and all other towns on the gulf coast. NASHVILLE, Term., Sept. 12.— Today the state board of health issued quar antine orders against all points along the gulf coast extending from Mobile to New Orleans. Announced by Smalley. CHICAGO, Sept. 12.— General Secretary E. V. Smalley announces that the executive committee of the National Sound Money league has appointed John V. Farwell Jr., of this city, vice president of the league for Illinois. two will die, as they suffered internal injuries. None of the trainmen was hurt. The train wrecked was a local freight. While the train was running twenty miles an hour the forward trucks of one of the cars near the en gine broke, wrecking- fifteen cars load ed with walnut logs and baied hay. In the middle of the train was a car loaded with heavy machinery, and it w-as in this car that the men were stealing a ride and from whTeh seven dead and six seriously wounded wore taken by the trainmen shortly after. It appears that the occupants of the wrecked car were a party cf men and boys living at Vian, I. T., who were coming to Van Buren to find employ-. ment.