John Riester Diphteria
DIPHTHERIA SCARE. Tbe Disease Causes a Thirl Deatb la John Riester's Family. 0E0R6E DEHLER LOSES HIS SON Believed That the EDidefinc Is Caused By tbe Sewage In Beargrass Creek. Mr. John M. Riester, a diamond set ter doing business on Jefferson street. near Fourth, is very unfortunate. He has lost three of his children in the past four days from diphtheria. Mr. Riester's residence is 1955 Baxter avenue. The disease is epidemic in that neighborhood, and last Monday his nine- monins'-oia cnna was taken sick. She died the next day. His daughter Minnie, two and a half -ears old. died dur ing the week, and yesterday the third child, a boy. died. The parents were not allowed to take the children to church, so they were buried from the house. Mr. Riester has a lara familv. arKl no rears he will lose all of ils ennaren. The neighborhood is almost in a state of panic because of the dread epidemic. The death of Mr. George Dehler's six- year-oid son was caused last night by aipatnerta at 1144 isast Broadwav. and the disease is said to have made its ap pearance on Hamilton, avenue. Hull street and Payne street. People living in that section of the city believe that the disease has been caused by the sewage which Is emptied into ana remaju stagnant in Beargrass creek. One sewer outlet Is at Green street and one at Broadway. The creek is now end has for some time been too low 'to carry this off. and the odor has become not only moat offensive but ex ceedingly dangerous to health. North winds carry the poisoned vanors and gases over the hill, and great uneasiness is reit about tne uverniii-street school.