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VOL. XX.— NO. 256.
);i BULLETIN OF
THE ST. PflrUL. GkOBE;
MONDAY, SEPT. 13, IS_7.
Weather (or Today—
Fnlr and Cooler.
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.
Klondike-*- Story of Alaska.
lllinr iii a West Side Store.
Thorpe Not Killed by Turks.
Editorial. ' '
Henry Clews' Weekly Review. }
Rider for Broadway Loop Bill. ..
Saints Take Tw<V From Blues.
Millers Twice Defeated.
Buckeyes Win a Pair.
Results in the National.
Power of Niagara.
America Feeds the Worlil.
World's Markets Reviewed.
Hair Raising Story.
The Ban of the Church.
Wants of the People.
Measuring- Wind Pressure.
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
— _». .
The fact remains that a whole lot of
ten-cent men smoke twenty-live-cent*
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
OMINOUS THREATS ARE HEARD.
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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
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
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
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
LONDON, Sept. IS.— Th- Times to-
6HRLISTS SEE THEIR GB&NGL
Using Every Effort to
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
"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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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-.