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VOL. XLV.ST0. 13,936.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Si OF HEALTH
Assigns No Reason for
Course, but Acts
Summarily. : ;
THOSE WHO ARE AFFECTED
Relieved His Intention Is Also to Dis
charge City Physician, Health
Officer and Garbage Cre
THOSE AFFECTED BY THE MAY
BOARD OF HEALTH (no salary)
Dra. Hae H. Cardwell, William Jones
and James F. Bell.
CITT PHYSICIAN J. C. Zan, salary
$150 a month; Dr. Sam Slocura, assist
ant. $50 a month.
HEALTH OFFICER H. R. Biers
dorff. salary $00 a month; W. Bentel
etacher, assistant, $85 a month.
GARBAGE CREMATORY R. Rob
inson, Jr.. superintendent. $110 a
month; Jacob Neumelster. foreman.
$75 a month; three, laborers at $60
and one at 50 a month.
After calling a speolal session of the
City Board of Health' yesterday after
noon. Mayor Lane requested its mem
bers to tender their resignations, and
upon their refusal to do so, peremptor
ily dismissed them from office. Those
directly affected by his action are Drs.
Mae H. Cardwell, William Jones and
James F. Bell, while it is probable that
the dissolution of the present body
will be followed by the discharge of
Dr. J. C. Zan, City Physician; Dr. H. R.
Biersdorff, Health Officer; and those
under them, including- W. Bentelstach
er. Assistant Health Officer; Dr. Sam
Elocum, Assistant City. Physician; R.
Robinson, Superintendent of the City
Garbage Crematory, and Jacob Neu
jnelster, foreman. In short, it is be
lieved that the Mayor intends to make
a. clean sweep, not only of the Board
of Health, but of the "Water a.nd Park
Boards, also, and that this will be
done with as little delay as possible.
Che Mayor gave negative' assent to this
view of the situation in an Interview
iritfa the Oregonian last night.
Gives No Reasons.
The Mayor gave no grounds for dls
TnlSElng the board other than that
its members were legacies of the
"Williams administration, and ho wish
ed to surround himself with his own
associates. Under the charter, he will
have to explain these reasons to the
City Council at its next regular meet
ing, in addition to filing them with the
Auditor. It Is significant that im
mediately preceding the dismissal of
the Board of Health, the Mayor held
a long consultation with Secretary
Stone, of the Y. M. C. A., and several
others prominent in Municipal Associ
ation circles, although both His Honor
and Mr. Stone deny that the visit had
anything to do with the case.
"While the Mayor's action was unex
pected, in a way, it created no real sur
prise, as the members of the board have
been expecting to be removed from the
moment the new administration assumed
the reins of municipal government. Health
Officer Biersdorff stated last night, in
answer to the Information that the board
had been ousted Jrom office, that he an
ticipated losing his job in short order
now, although not yet having received
any intimation that such would be the
case. It is probable that Dr. Zan has
also been marked for dismissal by theS
Mayor, and that he will put in one of his
own followers wherever he can, especially
when it is considered that the seat of
government in the City Hall is being al
most daily besieged by a hungry lot of
office-seekers who are constantly urging
the Mayor to do something for them.
New Board Uncertain.
"When asked whom he intended to ap
point as successors to the Health Board,
Mayor Lane last night declared that
everything was up in the air at presont
in relation to the matter, although he
would probably be in a position to take
the public into his confidence before
long, and intimated that he might name
them to day some time. He confessed
that while several had been alreay se
lected, that no definite conclusion had as
yet been reached.
The chief regret upon the part of the
deposed officials seems to center in the
fact of their having to abandon Important
work in which they had individually be
come deeply Interested. For instance. Dr.
Mae Cardwell has devoted a great deal of
attention to the question of sanitary con
ditions as applied to market inspection
and the local food supply generally, while
Dr. Bell had an especial hobby in bringing
the garbage cremators' up to a high stand
ard of excellence, while it Is known that
Dr, Jones has been an efficient member
of the board In many ways. All seem to
feel that while there is a certain element
of sorrow In being compelled to abandon
these Important duties, the whole situa
tion is based upon the causes and effects
of politics, and all appear to take-a. philo
sophical view in accordance withthis idea.
PAVING MATTER IS DISCUSSED
Executive Board Hears Argument as
to Comparative Cost.
The question of whether the "Warren
Construction Company or the Barber As
phalt Paving Company shall be awarded"
the contract for making certain street
improvements on Second street from Mor
rison to Oilcan, and Couch street from
First to Fourteenth wasmgainjthreshed
out yesterday afternoon before a special
meeting of the Street Committee of the
Executive Board, and resulted in the en
tire matter being referred to City At
torney McNary for his opinion as to
the legality of considering the Barber
concern in the proceedings, in view of the
fact that the specifications call for War
ren's bltullthic pavement.
Scott Brooke was on hand to urge the
award to the Warren Construction Com
pany with as little delay as possible,
claiming that any further delay in the
proceedings to improve Second street
would Inflict a corresponding hardship
upon property-owners, whom he Indicated
as being almost a unit in favor of the
Warren product. Mr. Brooke is erecting a
large block at Second-and Alder streets.
Attorney Dan J. Malarkcy, in reply,
claimed that the kind of pavements to be
put down Is decided by the specifications
and not by the name of any particular
brand. Many of the property-owners,
said he, bad petitioned the Executive
Board for the Barber material on account
of the great saving, but had got in too
late with their petitions. He gave the
names of several Second street owners in
support of this idea, and said that his
company would use absolutely the same
kind of material as that proposed to be
put down by the Warren people, and in
reply to an inquiry from Mr. Sabin, de
clared that there were no Ingredients
in the latter that could not be dupli
cated. Mr. Flelschner stated that a man nam
ed Morrow,who owned fifty feet on Sec
ond street, and who had signed the War
ren petition came to him yesterday
morning with the request that if they
could get the same kind of pavement at
a cheaper figure, it was the desire of the
property-owners to have It, and It was
suggested that a. conference of the property-owners
should be called to consider
Malarkey appeared to be considerably
wrought up on account of the alleged
assumption of Manager Hoyt that the
Barber people were bluffing when "they
made their bids, and said that they had
shown their good faith by depositing
upward of $7000 as a forfeit that they
would carry out the provisions of any
contract awarded them. The attorney
did not look upon that as an evidence of
WILL TAKE SENATORSHIP
La Follette Decides to Resign as
Governor In September.
MADISON. . Wis.. Aug. 7. It is an
nounced today unofficially, but from an
authoritative source, that Governor La
Follette will relinquish the office of
Governor early In September, and go
to Washington as Senator in October.
Fatally Hurt by Automoblllst.
NEW YORK. Aug. 7. Anthony Reiff, a
composer 70 years old, was run down and
fatally hurt last night In Harlem by an
automobile which careened upon the side
walk as it turned a corner. The chauf
feur was chased some distance by a mes
senger boy mounted upon a bicycle. He
was caught on entering the garage.
Scores of persons who had seen the ac
cident Tushed to where the old composer
lay unconscious. The automoblllst was
arrested, but no one appeared to make
complaint and he was set at liberty.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
The Weather. '
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm; north
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 69
deg.; minimum, 02 dep.
Too War In the Far Eat.
Wltte arrives at Portsmouth, other peace en
voys will arrive today. Pace 1.
Wltte denounces exaggeration of Japanese'
victories. Pase 2.
Russians fortify mouth of Amur. Pace 3.
Xaleer and. King Edward will meet to discuss
Anglo-American enmity. .Tage 1. "
French fleet In England warmly welcomed.
Powers- of national aeverably to be calld by
Czar. Paso 9.
Council of Ministers decides plan of jwffrs.ee.
Workmen's parade at Reval dispersed by Cos
sacks. Pare 8.
Roosevelt consults with Morgan about Amer
ican railroad concession in China. Pace 0.
Appeal to Chinese government against boy
cott. Pare 6.
Taft party In Manila will be ariced to favor
Independence. Pare 3.
Sacajawea's descendants discovered- In Wy
oming. Page 2.
Yellow fever breaks out on Louisiana plan
tations; Government In charge of affairs
In New Orleans. Pace 1.
Sluggers may break up Chicago Labor Fed
eration. Pare 2.
Arbitration proposed In telegraphers strike.
All brldgebulldero "in the TJnlted States will
ertrlke. Paxe 2.
Great Are on Hoboken water-front. Page 3.
Flood In Tanana Valley, Alaska, drives hun
dreds of people from their home. Page 4.
Oregon law taxing mlrratory stock Is de
clared unconstitutional. Page 4.
Primaries In red-hot municipal campaign will
be held today In San Francisco. Page 4.
Body of young Dayton is recovered at Sea
side. Fare 10.
Montana girl, refused permlsrloa to attend
picnic, drowns herelf. Page -1. '
Fire at Lewlnton, Idaho." burns business build
inrs. Pare 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Inspector condemns California fruit.
Deadlock in hop market. Tare 13.
Advance In local butter quotations.
Chicago wheat closes weak and lower. Pag:eT3.
Show of strength In etock market. Page IS.
Slump In December wheal at San Francisco.
Oregon hopgrowers decide on clean picking.
Lack of launch inspection endangers many
lives here. Pake 5.
SpeneeiScarnnjan's case to be heard again
before Supervising Inspector. Page 8.
Lewis and -Clark Exposition.
Admissions. 15,654. Page 8.
Province of Shantung. China, makes its own
exhibit at Fair. Pare 8.
Colorado! Governor IsstJes proclamation ask
ing citizens of his state to attend Exposi
tion. Taos S. y'
EoRcmra worry pv'er closing of racetrack.
' Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor Lane deposes Health Board. Page L
Dollar worship is making coolies out of Amer
icana, declares Judge DHL Page 8.
Pool-selling at races taken under advisement
by Judre Frazer. Page 12.
Polloe Chief after bunco men. Page 14.
Scalpers plead guilty and agree to leave town.
C H. Prescott dies after Illness resulting from
paralytic stroke. Pane 7.
Banquet given Harrlman last night asd an
other arranged for tonight. Page fi.
Owner has gold stick stolen. Fags 8.
All-New Hampshire Pours Into
City to Welcome Peace
FOG DELAYS ARRIVAL
Witte Spends Day In Boston and
Travrls by Kail, Dodging Curi
ous Crowds Dolphin Willi
Japanese Due Today.
PORTSMOUTH. N. H., Aug. 7. There
was great disappointment in this city to
day over the delay in the arrival of the
Russian and Japanese peace envoys. Al
though notice was promptly given yester
day by car-Admiral Meade, of the
Portsmouth Navy-Yard, upon learning
that the United States warships bearing
the representatives of Japan and Russia
had been delayed by fog at Newport, the
news of the postponement of the func
tions had not reached many of the dti
zenjjr of Portsmouth and its environs.
Consequently Nthls section of New Hamp
shire was astir early, and by S o'clock
every electric line from the country was
bringing many sightseers.
When the fact of the postponement be
came generally known, there were many
expressions of disappointment, but upon
the circulation of the rumors of the pos
sible arrival of the ships most of the
crowd decided to have a holiday, anyway.
The postponement of the functions neces
sitated hurry orders to the stale troops,
which were to arrive here from all parts
of the state. ,
McLane Busy at Daylight.
Governor McLane was up at daylight
dictating telegraphic -orders to the -troops
to remain away until tomorrow. Informa
tion was also dispatched to the Congres
sional delegation of the state, the mem
bers of which had been Invited to partici
pate. During the forenoon. Governor MoLane
received a telegram from Third Assistant
Secretary Pierce at Newport stating that
the Mayflower and Dolphin and the Gal
veston, their convoy, would not arrive
unjll Tuesday morning, and the ;"foposed
reception should be postponed 4 hours
without any change in the prognu'iine. al
re?dy arrpnged. Informal notice was
then given to this effect.
Although the nay-yard settle 1 back
into its accustomed routine, sonewhat
earlier than the residents of the city, the
operators in the wireless station had .a
very busy day trying to pick up the
Dolphin, which has the Japanese envoys
on board. Tonight, In answer to the
numerous calls. It was said at dark that
the Dolphin was off Cape Cod, 75 miles
away. She was steaming slowly and
those on board thought she would reach
the harbor about 9 o'clock tomorrow
"Wltte Dodges the Crowds.
Mr. Witte arrived in this city, tonight
from Boston at 1J'.16 o'clock, coming In a
special car attached to the Bar Harbor
Express. He was enabled to avoid the
crowd of several hundred persons as
sembled at the railroad station, through
the train stopping at a crossing about a
quarter of a mile from the depot, Mr.
Witte was met by Herbert D. Pelrce. son
of the third Assistant Secretary of State,
who, in Russian, informally welcomed the
distinguished visitor. Governor McLane's
secretary, Mr. Moss, was also present.
Three automobiles were In waiting and
the party was at once taken to the Hotel
Wentworth, about four miles distant.
There was considerable disappointment
among those assembled at .the station
when the distinguished foreigner failed to
appear after the arrival of the train. It
was soon learned that the Russians had
left the train at the crosslnr and there
was a rush toward the street leading to
the Wentworth, but the foreigners were
well on their way before the crowd
reached this point.
Wltte Nails Exaggeration.
On the way from Boston Mr. Witte
dictated the following statement concern
ing dispatches from Toklo:
I have read the telegram from Toklo that
the Japaneea captured 30.000 Russian sol
diers at the Island of Sakhalin during the
recent operations there. Now, so far as I
know, the whole garrison la Sakhalin Is
land consisted of no more than 4000. It is
a known fact that the. Russian soldiers do
not surrender, and, if we take Into consid
eration that some of the soldiers of the Is
land garrison were killed, then the number
of captured could not even reach 4000.
I do not with at all to minimize the suc
cesses or bravery of the Japanese, but at
the same time all tne"people of Russia and
myself cannot help being surprised at the
cables which have reached us during the
war from Toklo. According to them. If all
the Russian soldiers who have from time to
time been reported from Toklo s captured.
k!Tled or wounded had in fact "been cap
tured, killed or wounded by the Japanese,
Russia would not at this time possess any
army at all, and then my Journey to the
United States would be quite superfluous.
Reading these cables, a well-known Russian
proverb comes to my memory. I might
translate It th'us: "One can exaggerate, but
there is a limit to exaggeration."
KANEKO 3IEETS ROOSEVELT
Japanese Financier Says Japan Is
Prepared to FighrOn.
OYSTER BAY. Aug. 7. Baron Kaneko,
the . Japanese financial expert, visited
Sagamore Hill late this afternoon by ap
pointment for a conference with the Presi
dent. The precise nature of his mission
is not disclosed, neither he nor the Presi
dent caring to discuss It except In general
and negative terms. Assurances was given
by both the President and Baron Kaneko
that tne visit had nothing to do with the
pending peace negotiations or with the
raising of money by a loan for either
Japan or Russia.
Baron Kaneko chatted with apparent
frankness about himself and about the
conditions in his country.
"A financial agent of Japan," he re
peated in response to a suggestion; "Oh.
no; I am not a financial expert. Takahashi
was a financial expert, but I am merely
a man ofetsure, stopping in this country
because iTeniby being here. This Is a
wonderful country and the Americans are
a wonderful people. Their friendship will
never be forgotten by Japan, no, not so
long as the sun shall shine. The noble
work President Roosovelt has done for
peace will be remembered always. It is
the prayer of all of us that his efforts
may be crowned with success."
"What do you think of the possible re
sult of the peace negotiations?" Baron
Kaneko was asked.
"Doubt is expressed whether the envoys
can reach an agreement," he replied cau
tiously. 'The more I read and hear of
what Wltte and Sato say, the more
puzzled I become. I do not think anybody
"What is the feeling in Japan as to a
continuance of the war?"
"Oh, I think there Is little general senti
ment about it. Our people are not seri
ously concerned, being certain ofthe ulti
mate result. Of cpuaejihjo7d like to
have peace,Jmr'in Japan ther are no
people who desire peace at aty price.
They are willing that the war should go
on. If necessary, and are prepared to
fight It out. The Russians, we are told,
are too poor or proud to pay the Indem
nity Japan will ask."
"As much as a billion?
"No, too poor to pay the Indemnity
Japan will ask." Instated Baron Kaneko.
"But who can tell the Imdemnjty Japan
"As I said, nobody but the envoys know
what that will be."
KTJLTJS'S DAT IX GUXCHAW CITY
Be Sees Historic Buildings in Au
BOSTON. Aug. 7. M. - Wltte, the senior
Russian plenipotentiary to the peace con
ference at Portsmouth, who landed from
the cruiser Mayflower at Newport yes
terday, loft his apartments at the Hotel
Touraine In this city at 9 o'clock today.
After breakfast Mr. Wllkenln stated
that as the delay to the squadron bearing
the other plenipotentiaries would defer
their trip to Portsmouth probably until
Tuesday morning. M. Witte had decided
to seize the opportunity offered by a day's
postponement of the conference to see
more of the city of Boston and Cambridge.
He was particularly anxious, Mr. Wll
kenen said, to visit Harvard -University
and Bunker Hill monument.
A tentative plan was mad, therefore,
providing for an automlble tour of Bos
ton in the forenoon and for a trip to
Magnolia afterS luncheon, returning to
Boston in time to take .an evening train
for Portsmouth, vhich Is but two hours'
ride by express from 'this city.
Mr. Wllkenln also stated -that M. Wltte
was rejoicing In 'a good night's I nat,
which was what 5rje desired when Tho
made artngements t6"leaYo;the wiuadron
and travel to Portsmouth by trktn. He
says that M. Witte has received no offi
cial messages since arriving in Boston.
M. Wltttf and his friends left the hotel
for an automobile ride at 10:40. The news
that the Russian diplomat was to appear
caused a crowd to collect, and several
hundred persons watched his departure.
As he entered the automobile he was
heartily cheered and he responded by
raising his hat and bowing several times.
The car first made a tour of the business
section of the city.
After crossing Harvard bridge into Cam
bridge, the Russians were driven to the
residence of President Eliot, of Harvard
University. President Eliot was not at
home, but Jerome D. Greene, his secre
tary, met them and extended a welcome
to the Institution and conducted them on
a tour of the buildings.
The Russians returned to,, their hotel at
2:25. coming directly from the Colonial
Club, and just before 2 o'clock started for
Magnolia and Bunker H11L
ENVOYS SAID FOR NEWPORT
"Wireless Message Says They Arc
Having Good Passage.
NEWPORT, R. L. Aug. 7. The yachts
Dolphin and Mayflower, with their .con
voys, bearing the Russian and Japanese
Commissioners y Portsmouth, sailed from
this harbor at S A. M. With the exception
of M. Wltte. who left for Boston by
special train last night, the members of
the Russian and Japanese parties were
on board their respective vessels. The
fog which hung heavily over Rhode la
land Sound yesterday and which mado
necessary the stop at this port, was
dispersed by the sun this morning,
and the conditions were ideal for con
tinuing the voyage to Portsmouth.
Shortly after the departure of the
fleet, the Dolphin picked up the wire
less station and sent a large number
of cablegrams, which are to bo sent to
Japan. " A message was also received
stating that the envoys had had a re
freshing night and were enjoying the
voyage under today's pleasant condi
tions. NEWPORT. R. I.. Aug. 7. A wireless
message received from the - Nantucket
light shoals -reports the squadron bearing
the Russian and Japanese peace envoys
passed Nantucket at 3:40. The message
said-' that the weather was fine and
that all on board were enjoying a good
RUSSIA HOPEFUIi OF PEACE
Assurance of Reforms Causes Zem
stvolsts to Change Attitude.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 7. The eve of
the opening of the all-Important negotia
tions at Portsmouth sees a belief In the
possibility of peace. Even the hope that
the negotiators will reach a peaceful un
derstanding Is more prevalent than It was
a week ago, and the country and the gov
ernment are waiting anxiouslyfor a rr.es
.sage from the United States. The last
effort to Influence Japan -and the Jap
anese through the medium of press ex
pressions has been made, tho denoue
ment being now too close to make, fur
ther effort to sway public opinion at
home or -abroad.
Many Zemstvolsts until recently favored
a. continuance of the war. solely because
they considered that some outside Impel
ling power such as war was necessary
to force the government to grant the
country the demanded reforms. As a re
sult of the conferences at Peterhof, they
have now become convinced that the
granting of a popular assembly on a com
paratively liberal basis Is assured; and
hence' they no longer desire a continu
ance of the war and desire peace -on
t (C&Bclude on Page,2.)
YELLOW FEVER IS
Two New Centers of Infection
Found Outside of New
GOVERNMENT IS IN CHARGE
People Raise Money to Pay for
Work of 3Iarine Hospital Serv
ice Paralysis of Business
" Due' to Quarantine.
PROGRESS OF YELLOW FEVER.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 7. Official
report to 6 P. M.:
New cases 32
Total to data 585
Total to date 113
New sub-foci .................... i
Total to date 07
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 7. Two large
foci of Infection were discovered today
outside of the city by officers of the
Marine Hospital Service. Dr. Corput
went to the Diamond Plantation in St.
Charles parish to look Into some sus
picious cases and found six positive yel
low fever cases of secondary Infection,
three of which were dead. They are on a
sugar plantation and three of them are
Italians. One is a negro.
The other point of Infection Is the town
of Patterson In St. Mary's Pariah, where
Dr. Gulteras found 19 cases of secondary
Infection. Most of these are also Ital
ians. The local health boards have taken
charge in both instances and are fol
lowing out the directions of the Marine
NEW DIFE IN WAR ON FEVER
Government Takes Control ahd New
Orleans Raises Funds.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 7. With the
Marine Hospital Service under the au
thority of President Roosevelt, the
scientific ?sht to eradicate yellow
fever from New Orleans before
frost, took on fresh life today, and
with ampla funds, th best available,
talent and an army of willing workera
at his back. Dr. J. H. White, surgeon-in-chargc,
looks for a successful ter
mination of the struggle. Dr. White vis
ited the State and City Boards of Health,
and communicated the news of the Presi
dent's decision to them. Both pledge all
the assistance of themselves and the
forces under them to Dr. White In his
undertaking. Dr. White said the trans
fer of details would be gradual, so that
there might be no Interruption of the
work now In progress. The shifting of
authority is expected to be complete to
morrow. Will Publish Dally Reports.
It was announced that the Marine Hos
pital Service would take up. as soon as
the settlement of the details would per
mit the receiving ,and compiling of the
daily reports- An Impression has pre
vailed In some quarters outside of New
Orleans that all the cases occurring were
not made public That Impression has
been entirely unjust, but In order that
there may be perfect confidence through
out the country an accurate stat
istical statement Is being made daily.
Dr. White desires that hereafter these
announcements shall be made under
Federal authority. In this connection a
statement appeared sometime ago in
many newspapers throughout the coun
try that, although the New Orleans
health authorities had announced only
a total of 50 deaths, tha Marine Hospital
report had put tho figure at more than
200. Dr. White In reply states that no
such statementwas ever given out by his
department; that no .such number of
deaths had occurred and that the figures
carried daily by tho Associated Trass
Raising Fund to Fight Fever.
There was a prompt response today to
the appeal of Chairman Janvier, of the
citizens committee, for additional sub
scriptions to the citizens fund to the
end of raising the J25O.C00 desired by the
Government. Checks poured steadily Into
the office of the committee. In addition
to this appeal. Mr. Janvier took steps for
state aid. When Governor Blanchard
came here for conference with Dr. White
and the public officials a few weeks ago,
he said that, should the situation war
rant. It, the state could be depended on
to do Its share- toward furnishing the
funds necessary to bring the light to a
successful finish. Today. Mr. Janvier
wired the Governor saying that the emer
gency tvas here and that the state's aid
had been pledged to thp Government to
assist in raising the money desired. As
the whole state Is Interested In tho pres
ent campaign. It is assumed that In 21
to 4S hours the Governor will have all
the backing he desires and that Louis
iana's contribution of at least J3O.O0O will
be made. Unsolicited checks have been
sent here from -other parts of the coun
try to tho fund, which will be fully sub
scribed, it is believed, before It Is wanted.
Telephone Offices Deserted.
An ovldence of the panicky feeling
In the country parishes Is In the expe
rience of the Cumberland Telephone
Company. At Arcadia, La., the man in
charge of the office fled when the
fever began to spread. Local headquar
ters tried at once to fllr the position,
but Arcadia refused to permit a man
to come to work. It declines to take a
man from Meridian. The consequence
has been that business has been sus
pended. A similar state of affairs prevailed
at Baton Rouge, where n manager has
gone and where a rigid quarantine pre
vails. The Baton Rouge exchange
served much of the surrounding coun
try and that section will be without
The deali&reported on the Belle plan
tation in Jefferson Parish, opposite New
Orleans lb the fifth that has occurred
there, showing the heavy mortality
from the fever where adequate treat
ment Is not given. Five Italians fled
from Now Orleans to this plantation
and one after another has taken the
fever and succumbed. The vicinity has
been thoroughly isolated and disinfect
ed and every precaution will bo taken
to prevent subsequent Infection by
means of the mosquito.
Dr. Gulteras. of the Marine Hospital
Service, spent the day In Southwest
Louisiana investigating reports of sus
Effect of Federal Control.
Every authority wanted by the Federal
Bureau Is assured. Adequate police power
will be given the Marine Hospital sur
geons to aid them in their scientific work.
Dr. White says the municipal laws are
sufficient for his purpose. Chairman Jan
viere. of the citizen's committee, will put
his forces at the disposal of Dr. White.
Engines of the fire department are to be
made available In Hushing and other
cleaning work. Local politics are to cut
no figure whatever in the situation, and
the Government Is to have full authority.
On the other hand, m addition to the
work that will be done here, it Is expected
that all the resources of the Federal Gov
ernment will be used In securing modifica
tions of tho extreme quarantine regula
tions that are now In effect, so that New
Orleans will be able to resume commer
cial relations with the surrounding states.
The benefit of the Federal control is al
ready evidenced In the favorable condition
of the situation shown by interviews with
the health authorities In nearby states,
and It is thought little difficulty will be
encountered in securing a modification ot
the restrictions against freight. The
Louisiana parishes are already becoming
more reasonable, and mo3t of them are
announcing their willingness to receive
goods from this city. With revival of
business New Orleans can more readily
furnish the money needed by the Govern
ment. Eight hundred men started In today on
the general cleaning movement, and this
force will be largely added to tomorrow
and on Wednesday, when there Is to be
a general suspension of business for clean-lng-up
purposes. Vigorous sanitary and
preventive measures are tinder way In the
old Infected region, and fire engines and
steam disinfecting plants are being used
In a crusade against the mosquito.
The last vessel of the Louisiana Naval
Brigade has returned to New Orleans, and
no further misunderstanding as to scope
of authority Is apprehended.
No new cases have been reported out
side of Louisiana for several days, and
the situation appears so reassuring that
tha quarantines are being relaxed a little
In places remote frome the Infection, the
quarantine at Fulton and Wickliffe. which
were established Saturday, being ordered
PARALYSIS TO BUSINESS.
Louisiana Official Tells of Disas
trous Effect of Quarantine.
NEW YORK, Aug. 7. According to Brigadier-General
Arsene Perilliatt, Chief of
Ordnance of Louisiana, It will be five days
before New Orleans will face a crisis In
the yellow fever situation. General Peril
liatt arrived here from the South last
"New Orleans Is suffering more from
commercial anxiety." said he, "but resi
dents of the city feel that the health of
ficials and' the various committees, aided
by the federal authorities, will cope with
the fever. In the meantime, business In
that section of the state Is still at a
"Unfair discrimination Is being made
against Louisiana by other states, and
her commercial Interests are suffering In
consequence. The city Is opposed to the
parishes, and the parishes are arrayed
against one another with" .tha 'shotgun
"The mosquito which carries the dis
ease breeds in clean, stagnant water. New
York Is safe. I am sure. By th3 time,
New Orleans is protected.
"The exodus from New Orleans Is a
little more than is usual at this time of
tha year. While commercial interests are
paralyzed now. I think that the situation
will clear within two weeks. We will
stamp out the disease."
Sir Patrick Manson. K. C. M. G., medi
cal advisor to the British Colonial Office,
who Is here on his way to San Francisco,
declares that mosqultos are among the
greatest curses of mankind.
"We are yet in tha infancy." he said,
"of the discoveries of the transmission
of such diseases by Insects, but in the
matter of yellow fever infection, all credit
should berlven to the Yankees, who went
ahead of our eminent men and demon
strated that the stegomyla was the ve
hicle that caused all the trouble.
"If there Is not, there should be a law
In every state making It a criminal of
fense to a high degree to fall to report
Immediately the prevalence of a case of
yellow .fever. The slightest attempt at
concealment by a physician should be fol
lowed by summary punishment."
Haytlan Steamer Suspected. .
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7. The Brit
ish steamship Barnoton, which arrived
at the Delaware Breakwater on Satur
day from Porte de Palex, Haytl. with
15 of the crew III with fever, docked at
this port today. The Barneton was held
by the Government Quarantine officials
pending an Investigation as to the
character of the fever, but after care
ful observation the steamer will be
permitted to come to port, the physi
cians finding the seamen suffering
Snspected Cases on Steamer.
NEW YORK. Aug. 7. One passenger
and two of the crew of the steamer
Comus, which arrived from New Or
leans this morning, were transferred to
Huffmon's Island for observation, all
of them showing a high temperature.
The steamer was detained at quaran
tine until 6:40 this evening, when she
was permitted to proceed to her pier.
Tellou- Fever in 3Iexico.
CITY OF MEXICO. Aug. 7. The super
ior board of health reports five cases of
yellow fever in the republic, four at Vera
Cruz and one at Coatzachoalcos.
Chapelles Crisis Comes Today.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 7. Archbishop
Chappelle was reported as doing well to
night. He will pass the crisis tomorrow.
Pope Expresses Hope for Peace.
ROME. Aug. 7. The Popa today re
ceived in private audience Edward J. Sul
livan, American consul at Trebizond,
Turkey, and E. Martin, his secretary. The
Pope was most cordial and sent his salu
tations to. President Roosevelt. He ex
pressed the most fervent desire that peace
would be concluded between Russia and
Japan, and said that President Roosevelt
was entitled to the thanks of tha whole
civilized world for" his efforts to bring
the bloody conflict: to a close. He then
imparted his apostolic benedictions and
presented Mr.'iSulllvan with his photo
graph "bearing bis autograph and an Inscription.
HATRED II LEAD
TO AN EXPLOSION
Kaiser Will Warn Edward to
Calm British Frenzy
Against Germany, y
WILL MEET AT FR'ANKFORT
Serious Consequences Feared From
Growing Animosity, Lead by
King Edward German
Attitude to America.
BERLIN. Aug. 7.-(SpeclaU-Tf th
Kaiser meets King Edward next week
at Frankfort, he will, according to au
thority here, tell his uncle that, while
Germany does not want war with Eng
land, nevertheless th present atmosphere
of mutual hatred. Jealousy and suspicion
must be destroyed or Europe will remain
In danger of an explosion. King Ed
ward will be given to understand that
Germany holds England responsible for
the creation of this situation.
The correspondent' of The Oregonian is
Informed that the consequences to which
the present situation may lead are now
causing Germany's responsible Statesmen
the deepest anxiety. These possible con
sequences filled a large place In the
Kaiser's recent Interviews with King Os
car of Sweden, with King Christian of
Denmark, and with th'a Czar.
Hatred Grows More Virulent.
There have been official attempts to
render less apparent and to obscure the
seriousness of the situation, but William
and his advisers are profoundly concerned
over England's constantly Increasing hat
red of Germany. It Is thought that this
hatred Is now mora virulent than ever
Germany accuses the Cape Colony gov
ernment of lending clandestine support to
the rebels in Germany's West African
territory, and of hampering In every pos
sible way tha suppression of the rebel
lion, which has already cost Germany
400,000.000 marks ($96,000,000). The august
members of the leading English reviews
are adduced as additional evidence of tha
extent of the anti-German frenzy.
Edward Greatest German-Hater.
In the light of these facts, the pros
pective meeting of William and Edward
arouses only perfunctory enthusiasm. The
Germans know that tha British prejudice
against them Is too deeply rooted to be
affected by any casual conferences of the
two monarchs. Apart from the fact that
Edward himself Is regarded as the first
"Germanophobe" In England. It Is well
understood here that the British mon
arch has so high a regard for public
sentiment that he would not lift a 'finger
In the effort to cause a reapproachment
which would be bound to be unpopular
with many of his subjects.
Desire America's Good Opinion.
It may bo said that thoughtful Ger
mans generally are anxious that Ameri
cans should guard against Judging Ger
man policy from the "self-righteous Brit
ish standpoint." They declare that the
British charges to tha effect that the
Germans have shown meddlesomeness and
aggressive intentions are nothing but as
sertions best contradicted by the unbrok
en peace which William has enforced for
KING OSCAR TAKES VACATION
Makes Gustav Regent and Thanks
Swedes for Ijoyalty.
STOCKHOLM. Sweden. Aug. 7. King
Oscar is leaving tha capital In search of
quiet and rest, and Crown Prince Gustav
will again bo appointed Regent. The
King today Issued tho following procla
mation: By the advice of my doctors. I must far
some time seek quiet, fresh air and the
baths In order to once more, with God's
help, find health and strength after tha
strenuous time so trying to body and mind
through which I have passed In consequence
of the trials to which I have been subjected
In the last few days. I wish before banding
over the reins of government to my succes
sor, the Crown Prince, and before leaving
the capital, to renew the thank to the
Swedish people which I have previously ex
pressed. I cannot sufficiently emphasise
how dear to me the many proofs ot love
and sympathy which I have received from,
many directions have been, and how great
a consolation to me for the loss of a peo
ple whom I wished with all my heart to
unite with my Swedish people.
FRENCH FLEET IS WELC03IED
Edward and His Subjects Rejoice,
Though Heavens Weep.
CO WES, Island of Wight, Aug. 7. The
French fleet, consisting of IS battleships,
cruisers and torpedoboat-destroyers under
command of Vice-Admiral Caillard.
reached tho Solent today to spend a week.
Tho officers and sailors are guests of King
Edward and the British navy. Heavy
downpours of rain throughout the morn
ing drenched the decorations ashore and
afloat and shrouded In a heavy mist tha
great gathering of yachts and British war
ships collected to welcome the visitors.
New Cabinet In Holland.
THE HAGUE. Aug. 7. A new Cabinet
was formed today under the Premiership
of G. A. Vanhamel, professor of philoso
phy at the University of Amsterdam.
Jonkher R. de Manses van Swlndersen,
Minister at Washington. ha3 been ap
pointed Minister ot Foreign Affairs.
Alexander M. Bell, Wsahington.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 7. Alexander Mel
ville Bell, father ot Professor Alexander
Graham Bell, died today.
Vanderbilt Takes Another Pnrse.
CAEN. France, Aug. 7. W. K. Vander
bilt's LImlneuse won the Western Rail
road stakes here today.