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VOL. XL. NO. 259.
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1892.
Slagle Ooplee Oeata
Par Weak ISM Ornts
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, The LONDON.
Rock .Island, 111.
THE ASIAN TERROR
United States Now Threatened
from Three Points.
AUTHOBITIES ON THE QUI VIVE.
Quarantine Officials Taking Precautions
to Arert an Epidemic of tbe Scourge
Xnglaud Alio Alert and Read J to Fight
the Destroyer Nebraska Sends a Word
of Warning Antwerp. Hamburg and
Havre Infected A Heavy Mortality AI
redy Reported Sanitary Measures.
Washington, Aug. 25. The department
of state is in receipt of more reassuring
news from Havre, France, relative to the
reported epidemic of cholera there. Con
sul Williams telegraphs that the Paris
and Havre medical experts have had a
conference, and after a full examination
admit the presence of local cholera. The
disease is not spreading, and the alarm is
now subsiding. Great precautions have
been taken in the matter. A cablegram
was also received from Hamburg stating
that cholera had been pronounced an epi
demic there, and that vessels from that
port were being subjected to the closest
inspection, and were being refused clean
bills of health.
Stenmslilp Lines will Co-operate.
Assistant Secretary Spaulding, of the
treasury department, has tele
graphed Dr. G. O. Glavis," of Xew York,
attorni-y for all the Atlantic steamship
lines, asking hisco-operation in preventing
the introduction of cholera intothe United
States. The following letter has been re
ceived by Mr. Spaulding from Dr. Glavis:
"Your telegrams respecting the epidemic
outbreak of Asiastic cholera at Hamburg
and Havre have been received and were
at once communicated by me to the differ
ent steamship lines, who are fully im
pressed with the gravity of the situation
and beg me to assure you that nothing
shall be omitted ou their part, and every
s&frguard applied to prevent the bringing
hire of effects of immigrants which are
not carefully disinfected."
Itritiah Authorities Active.
A cable from London says: "Four
deaths occurred r.t Antwerp yesterday
from cholera. The authorities at Antwerp
deny that the disease is Asiatic cholera,
but in view of the fact that Antwerp is
largely a port of embarkation for Russian
Jews going to the United States the de
nial is not generally accepted. The Lon
don local government hoard is preparing
to grapple with the threatened invasion.
In an interview with the correspondent of
the International Telegram company Dr.
Thorne, chief medical inspector for gen
eral sanitary purposes, said that the ex
istence of cholera at Hamburg had been
suspected for some time before its appear
auce there was oflicially admitted by the
Precautions Taken ltef orehand.
"Arrivals from that, port had been care
fully watched and all proper precautions
taken. When the official announcement
of the epidemic was made Tuesday in
spectors were dispatched within an hoar
to all the English ports at which vessels
from Hamburg could possibly arrive.
Telegrams were sent to every sanitary of
ficer in the kingdom warning them of the
danger. The inspectors of the board are
vigorously co-operating with local health
bodies. Circulars have been sent broad
cast to sanitary officers, custom officials,
shipmasters, etc., reminding them of their
powers and responsibilities.
Heen Watching It for Months.
Dr. Thorne added that the cholera epi
demic had been carefully watched by the
English health authorities ever since its
first appearance in the far east. Every
place visited had been marked on special
maps ht t he department, and full material
for a study and history of the plagne ob
tained. Every precaution had been en
forced except the declaration of absolute
quarantine, which was a last resort and
equivalent to a suspension of commerce.
He was confident that the hoard would
succeed, as it has always succeeded before,
in keeping the dreaded disease out of the
" APPREHENSION IN NEBRASKA.
Russian Jewish Emigration Noted aa a
Center of Ianger,
The following correspondence has been
transmitted to the supervising surgeon
general of the marine corps by the state
department, the first letter being dated at
tbe executive department, Lincoln, Neb.,
"DEAR Sir: I have the honor to
submit to you the enclosed letter
from the secretary of state of Ne
braska, which deals with a subject of great
importance to the people of this state. If
immigration is coming to our shore from
tbe cholera infected districts of the Old
World it would seem that the federal au
thorities should exercise proper quaran
tine authority at the ports of entry, and
I sincerely hope and trust that the proper
effort will W made in this respect.
"T. J. Majors, Actiug Governor."
Wants Them Headed OK
Following is the enclosure referred to,
dated Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 13:
"Dear Sir: I am in receiptor informa
tion from a gentlemau in Xew York as
follows: There are now forty tickets sold
from Saratoff and Samara, Russia, to
Lincoln, Keb.. and that we have residing
in Lincoln today upwards of 700 Russians,
who are sending every day for their rela
tives to come to this country. He sug
gests that precautions should be taken at
once, and names Xer York city, Balti
more, Philadelphia and Montreal as the
points of debarkation in this country.
Sending for their Relatives.
"I am also informed in the letter that
the destinations of some of these immi
grants are Sutton, Hastings, Grand Island,
Norfolk and Platte Centre. The get tie
man makes mention of the fact that where
the best sugar business is those that are
there have already seut for their relations.
who are now on the road. This informa
tion is reliable and I am respectsally sub
mit the same to you.
"J. C. Allen, Secretary of State."
Quarantine Ship oa the Alert.
The quarantine ship Charles Foster,
rear the Cape Charles quarantine station.
is now in poeiuou witn quarantine otn
cers on board at the mouth of tbe Chesa
peake bay, and all vessels from Infected
ports are required to stop there for inspec
tion. The steamers of the North German
Lloy d and Bremen lines en route to Balti
more are to be looked after especially, with
a view to providing against any cases of
cholera that may be found on board. The
facilities for the boarding and inspection
of incoming vessels are such that the quar
antine officers can make the inspection
without causing much delay.
THE EPIDEMIC AT HAMBURG.
Over 400 Cases With 135 Deaths Report
Hamburg, Aug. 25. Up to lost evening
there had been 210 undisputed cases of
Asiatic cholera in this city; seventy of
them were fatal. There have been more
over about 200 cases which are said to have
been cholerine but are believed to have
been of the genuine Asiatic type; about
sixty five of these hare been fatal. The
hospitals and morgues in the city are
filled, as most of the cholera cases are
among the poor who are unable to give
the patients proper treatment. On ac
count of the extreme heat and drought
the Elbe is exceptionally low and con
sequently the water has been polluted by
sewage to an unusual extent.
The city officials have published a warn
ing to citizens that the Elbe water is dan
gerously impure and should not be drunk.
The water should be boiled several min
utes before using. The citizens are
warned, however, that the purentss of the
drinking water is no guarantee against
the disease. Friends of hospital patients
are instructed not to visit them during
illness, nor to mako ary effort to assist in
preparing the bodies for burial. After
stricken persons are removed to the hos
pitals all the clothing and bed linen which
have been used about them must be either
burned or sent to a disinfecting estab
lishment. Other Towns Infected.
All persons nursiug cholera patients are
informed that they must disinfect their
hands regularly, with special care before
meals. Friends of the dead are advised to
abstain from participation in the funeral
eei vices. Those who nevertheless follow a
body to the grave should under no circum
stances enter the house in which the death
has occurred. In Ailnn.i there have been
eighty cases of r..r-i and seventeen
deaths. Wandsbe":. s -uburb of Ham
burg, is also li;fe
Korly-six " Havre.
Pa':'S, Aut; .;.' fiicial telegram
from Havre inertly before midnight,
states that there were rec-orded yesterday
forty-six cases of cholera and thirteen
deaths. This despatch has ben wittihsld
from the press. Two disinfecting engine
have been sent on to Havre.
PYTHIAN COMPETITIVE DRILLS.
Kuiglits Show On Their Military Learning
Kansas City, Aug. 25. The feature of
the Pythian programme yesterday was
the competitive battalion and division
drills. The first to drill was the Indiana
battalion and it put up a good piece of
work in spite of the fact that its comman
der, Colonel Heiskell, was not at all a well
man. The battalion was composed of the
Indianapolis.Excelsior, Indiana and Many
divisions, all from Indianapolis. Division
drills were next in order. The first to
drill was Terre Haute (Ind.) division,
Alouzo Duddleston, captain; then came
Red Cross division, of St. Ixmis; and
Louisville division, which closed the
drills for the day. They all did well, but
who did best will be decided by a board of
regular army officers, which is on the
Doings in the Supreme Lodge.
The supreme lodge initiated twelve men
to the supreme lodge rank. The supreme
chancellor's report was appropriately re
ferred, and for the rest of the day the re
port of the committee on rules was dis
cussed. At night there was an exempli
fication of the new ritual, which is claimed
to be the finest in existence for diction and
effect. This ritnal is only proposed now.
The present supreme lodge will decide
whether it shall be adopted.
Proceeding of Pythian Sisters.
The Pythian sisters were also busy in
their supreme temple, and they also have
a revised ritual to consider. But even
this important matter is overshadowed by
the race for the posts of honor in the tem
ple. It looks as though the thirst for
office is stronger in the fair sex than the
lords of creation. For supreme chief
there are three candidates now, and more
a -co nine. Mrs. Robinson is not so strong
as tho was and looks like a loser, the sis
ters inclining to a new deal all around.
Officers and Meeting Plaee.
The knights are also talking election.
Officers will be elected today, and it is an
unwritten law that the supreme vice chan
cellor shall advance to the chancellorship.
His name is W. W. Black well, of Ken
tucky. Below this office there are two or
three candidates for each place. For place
of meeting next time Kentucky is doing
most of the "legging." Her sons are en
thusiastic and very active. Tbe question
will be decided tomorrow.
Incidents of the Gathering.
Yesterday's festivities were closed by a
grand display of fireworks at the park.
The sham battle which was in the pro
gramme was postponed until tonight,
when it will be fought before the Pythians
ind the governor of the state with his
staff. The banquet of the Pythian sisters
last night was a most enjoyable affair
and will be recorded asone of the greatest
events of tbe meeting.
Gone to Work for Republican Suceeaa.
WABHlKGTOJf, Aug. 25. James C. Hill,
of Kansas, chief of the Indian division of
the interior department, resigned in order
to accept a position at the headquarters of
the Republican national committee.
Walter's mother was busy cleaning
house, and undeniably the little fellow
was very much jn the way. To get him
out from "under foot," and at the same
time make him feel that he was of some
use, his mother suggested that he take a
little switch and whip the carpet that
bung out on the line. lie caught at the
idea and for a minute or two was very
much occupied. Then he came running
in and said, "Oh, mamma! I got lots of
dust out of that carpet, and it went right
up to heaven for God to make some more
little boys out of itt" New York Tribune.
Wisconsin Republican League.
Milwaukee. Aug. 25. The Republican
state league met here; yesterday and In
dorsed the national and state platforms.
General Fairchild, Frank KstzensteinI
Sam S. Field, and W. J. McElroy were
elected delegates-at-large, to the Buffalo
convention, and a full list of district dele
gates chosen. A colored delegate moved that
work be begun a Buffalo to secure tbe
next national convention of tbe league for
this city and it was carried with great
enthusiasm. General Allen, of Michigan,
national organizer, made a brief speech
and at the night meeting William E.
Mason, of Chicago, and J. M. Thurston,
of Omaha, made speeches.
A Remarkable Coincidence.
Denver, Aug. 2 Monday night dur
ing a thunderstorm Gutlief Myers, an
infidel, stood on a street corner with sev
eral friends commenting upon the electric
currents. Looking skyward he exclaim
ed: "There is no God; this fear is all
folly." Hardly had he uttered the last
wonl when a bolt of lightning struck upon
b'.s head, aud a few moments later bis
dead body was curried home.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Aug. 4.
Following wer-j tbo quotations oa the
board of irale today: Wheat August, opened
?&' closed 74;-sc; Septeuib--r, opened 7c
clueed T9sc; De.-mber. , closed
Corn Autust, opened 51?4c ; closed 51&c; Sep.
timber. eued 5', cio--d oiaj:; October,
opened 5-V, ele-l MJtj-. Oats August.
01110 1 34j close! Xijs-;; sSei-tomlier. ojwued
Stsc, closed StMi : 0.-tobr.ope:il 8tgc closed
S44c l'ork September, opened $11 25.
closed Sll.lM; Otto er, ojenel 51L35. closed
SU.UTVn: January, opuued SI.'.Oj. closed S1-.30.
Lard September, open,-d i.7U. closed i7 -!-.
Live Stocc Price at th t'niori Stock yar Is
today rane I as folljor Hogs Market
m ideratively active on packing an-1 shipping
account; feeling ratUer easier an 1 prices
?&lilc lower; sales ranged at ft. pijjs.
o.i'U(.3 7 light. 8.11(,5. rough packing,
J5.UJ ..5.7 " mixed, nud Sf)i"i.tt heavy pack
ing an 1 shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active; prices
rather easy owing to liberal o nVrins: loca
buyers and s-hippers SiOv to purchase;
quotations tanged at S-VO HT-V 10 choice to ex
tra shipping st-ers $l-"ii.!M good to choice
do, it-D fair to good. 3-iiJjj..l(J common
t medium do. 3. ti) ;, UJ butchers' steers,
$2.5r.a;f tstockor. SiU-Cil.OO Texas steers,
5i75;v4.b-J range steers Sl.-HiJ.ro feeders,
J I." j44XW c.iws, $.'.0)1.1) bulls, aud S-Zb
5.o veal calve.
Sheep M&.rk-t fairly active and prices
steady; quotations range! at 54.U0t.7j per
liat lbs western. $ (.".O.jrA.i 1 natives, 3kl.5J
exas, an 1 ij, V.7j lambs.
Produes: liutter Fancy separator. 243V
-t'-sc; lino creameries. iVyi-ic; dairiei, fancy,
fresh, LUirJc; packing r-tock. fresh, lie
E;;- Southern stock. liiUjc per doz.; north
ern. 17c, loss i ll. Live l'oullry Hens. 11c per
lb; spring chic ke. is, l-Jy per lb: roosters. 6c;
iiucks. '.- : spring u ticks, loe; turkeys, LJc per
lb. I'otatoes Minnesota Early Chios. 65&70c
lerbu.: Kansas Early tiiio9(a6J per bo.;
St. Louis Early Chios 5J,.Ve per bu Long
1-1 111 1 Itosf, $i25iJ2 5) per brL Apples
tiri-en. $S.3oi?.-i73 i-r br.; poor. 5 l.oul.25;
red. SJ.2"a,:liU; Umh-iss, S.-JOu5.0i per brl:
15t4ic ier box. Blackberries Sl.icil.75
per ld-quart 1 asi B.u-.-berries SL0U&L&) per
New York. Aug. 24.
Wheat No. 2 mixel cash, lV&c; August.
8'Jsc; September, HJ4c; October, 8J$$e.
Corn No. - mixed cash V5c; August,. 63c;
September. 5i.-Vic: O- to her, 6t-$4c: December,
74C. Oais -o- -mixrd cash, 44'c; Septem
ber and October, 3ytjc. Kye Steady; ttl&67a
in car lots. Barley Neglected. Pork Dull
but steady: old mess. 11.7i2.12JJ5. Lard
yuiet ; October. ;W(1
Live Stock. Cattle Tra ling very dull and
slow for all grades and sales were at a reduc
tion of 10c per 111) lbs: poorest to best Dative
steer 3.5 JA5.50 per 1U0 lbs: Colorado $3.-&
3.65; bulls and dry cows, .25&&5t. Sheep
and Lambs Market slow at an advance of ktO
per lb; sheep, I f (&5.00 per 100 lbs; lambs
ft. 377.00. Hogs Market firm; live hog!
So. 0&0.5t per HO lbs.
The Loral Markets.
. Corn 543.5bc.
Oats 8i38c. .:-
Bran -fc-5c per cwt,
Shipetnflf 1.00 per cwt.
Uay Timothv. 511(213: Drairie. loail;
Sai0; baled. $110012. 80.
Batter Fair 10 choice, 1214c; creamery, S34c
Eggs Fresb. 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10GM2K: turkeva 12U
ducks, 1-Hc: geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND TiemBLII.
Apples f 9.25a$3. 76 per bbl.
LI VI STOCK.
Cattle Butchers dv for eorn fed itmi
SH4V4c; cows and Heifer. 2K&3c: calves
Hard 7 5nT T5.
Soft 2 ltt&2 30.
Common boards SIS.
J oist Scantlm g and timber, 13 to 16 feet. $13.
Every additional foot In length 50 centa.
X A X Shingles 13 75.
Lath 52 SO.
Fencing 12to 18 feet $18.
oc boirds.rough $1J. ,, : '
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