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Island Daily Argtj
VOL. XL. NO. 261.
KOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, AUGDST 27, 1892.
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The Largest Clothing House,
Three Times as many Goods
To Select From,
Whatever you purchase of us if it is not cheap
er than you can get it elsewhere, bring it
back and get your money refunded. What
other house will make you such a liberal
offer? Look all over town, compare goods
and prices. TAKE ADVANTAGE of our
It is better for you than Loaning Money, as
it pays you from 25 to 50 per cent on your
We are the People who have knocked High
Prices to pieces; we are willing to do busi
ness on a small margain.
SAX & HlCE, Proprietors of
Rock tlsland. 111
OUH COMING PERIL,
Fight to Be Made Against the
WHAT IS DOING AT WASHINGTON.
Every Precaution Again. t the Epidemic
Gaining a Foothold Authorities Con
fident of Success Suggestions from the
Executive Committee of the State
Boards of Health Dr. Hamilton Ad
vises Calmness and Utters 'Warning
Against a l'anic Two Imported Cases
In England A New Method of Treat
ment by Inocnlatlon.
Washixotos, Aug. 27. la accordance
with the recommendation of the marine
supervising surgeon-general of the hospi
tal service the collector of customs at
New York, has been directed to refuse to
allow the entry of licorice root coming
from liatouni, Russia, inasmuch as
Batoum is the center of the infected dis
trict in Russia, and cholera has been
prevailing in that city in epidemic form
daring the present season. While licorice
root in itself is not likely to convey the
infection the department thinks the bag
ging used in covering the bales is a source
of danger and does not deem it advisable
to allow the importation thereof.
Precautions by Steamship Lines.
Representatives of steamship lines have
informed the Washington authorities of
the precautions taken by them. The
White Star line has ordered that no pre
paid tickets must be issued from Ant
werp, Amsterdam, Bremen, Hamburg,
Havre, Rotterdam, Paris or other conti
nental points until further notice; but
agents may continue to issue prepaid
tickets from British, Irish, Scandinavian
and Finnish points The Compaguie Gen
erate Transatlantique calls special atten
tion to instances where a few cases of con
tagious diseases were introduced in the
United States by vessels of the company's
line comiuti from Arabia, Kyypt, Greece,
Morocco, Persia, Russia and the Turkish
empire, aud directs agents not to sell pre
paid tickets to any one coming from these
countries until further orders.
No News Is Good News.
There is a feelinn of great relief among
the government officials here with regard
to the cholera epidemic No news came to
tha state department yesterday, and no
news is certainly regarded as good newsin
this case. Secretary of State Foster spoke
with confidence, saying that, in his opiu
ion.t he likely hood of cholera leing brought
into the United States had now been re
duced to a minimum. The precautions
taken, he said, were such that it would be
very difficult, indeed, fr the disease to get
past the quarantine oncers of the govern
ment, all of whom ind been directed to
examine all vessels, persons, and baggage
from the infected ports with the greatest
STATE BOARDS OF HEALTH.
Their Represent atlvrs Hold a Meeting at
Indianapolis, Aug. 27. The executive
committee of the International Conference
of State Bonrds of Health met in this city
yesterday for the put pose of adopting im
mediate measures to prevent the introduc
tion of cholera. The recommendation of
Br. McCorniack, president of the confer
ence, was adopted, contemplating the ap
pointment of a quarantine inspection
commission for the purpose of examining
all the quarantine stations on the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts, the Pacific being left to
the California board ot healrti. The fol
lowing physicians were appointed mem
bers of the commission: J. N. McCor
mack. Bowling Green, Ky.; H. B. Baker,
Lansing, Mich.; Irving Watson, Concord,
X. H.; P. II. Boyce, Toronto; J. R. Laine,
Sacramento, Cal.; Domingo Urvananos,
City of Mexico, and either Joseph Holt, or
L. F. Saloman, of New Orleans, whichever
can best afford the time. This commis
sion is called to meet in Toronto, Wednes
day, Aug. 31, and proceed thence to
Calls for Sanitary Measures.
The executive committee urges upon
popular attention what is so well known
to sanitarians the importance of such
prompt municipal and domestic prepara
tion now as will cause the germs of chol
era to fall upon sterile soil should the dis
ease gain a foothold upon the continent.
In the history of former epidemics chol
era w&s most virulent and fatal in the un
drnined, filthy cities and towns with a
polluted water supply, while the clean
places and those which had made proper
preparations in advance escaped entirely
or were but lightly scourged.
The Disease Is Infectious.
Cholera is not caused by fear nor by any
article of diet alone, but by the germs
which spread directly and indirectly from
the infected person. Especial care should
be taken that the dangerous excreta of im
migrants be no longer scattered aloug ev
ery railroad across the country. Certain
provisions should be made requiring and
insuring that all such excreta voided on
board cars shall be received in a strong
disinfecting solution, as cholera is usually
spread along lines of travel by those only
slightly affected by the diseases. The im
portance of these precautions can not be
NO NEED OF A SCARE.
Dr. Hamilton Utters Another Sort of
CHICAGO, Aug. 27. Prof. John B.
Hamilton, ex-surgeon general of the
marine hospital service and at present in
the marine hospital service here, sounded
a note of warning yesterday to those
health officials in the country who are
doing much to convince the public that
tholcpa is near at hand. Prof. Hamilton
tikes the view that while there is danger
Aiere is abso lutely no occasion for alarm.
Unnecessary and repeated warnings, he
Bays, are liable to prod uce a panic and re
sult injuriously. Iu answer to a question
on the subject of cholera. Prof. Hamilton
said: "I think there is absolutely no occa
sion for alarm, although there is every
reason for extreme vigilance on the part
of those entrusted with the management
of our sanitary matters.
Well Fixed to Fight the Terror.
Th national and local authorities have
better sanitary arrangements than ever
before; the laws are more practical and
sanitary science has more resources than
formerly. The sanitary officers through
out the country are fully alert, but some
of them seem to forget that one of the
most important duties of an officer
charged with sanitary administration is
the prevention of panic Panic which
paralyses the industries and dries up the
channels of trade does almost as much
harm as the epidemic itself. There no
need of fear that cholera may spread if it
does secure a landing on our shores."
AT THE EUROPEAN END.
Two Deaths at Gravesend Stirs I'p John
Hull On the Continent.
Londox, Ang. 27. The apprehensions
lately entertained in England in regard to
danger from cholera have suddenly devel
oped into a genuine scare. The fact tiiat
two deaths have occurred among passen
gers landed at Gravesend from Hamburg
has aroused alarm in every quarter. The
newspapers are clamoring for an entire
stoppage of traffic from the Infected porta,
especially Hamburg, and the St. James
Gazette demands that immigration le sus
pended from any quarter. Some papers go
further and seize the opportunity to insert
the thin edge of the wedge of a crusade
against the admission of destitute aliens
at all in the future.
Floating Hospitals for Suspects.
At Grimsbay, Hull and Lynn floating
hospitals are in readiness to leceive immi
grants who are detained for medical ex
amination or care. Orders to prepare sim
ilar accommodations have leen sent to
other ports. The steamer Xormandie, of
the Hamburg American Packet company,
will be held at Southampton when she
arrives and her passengers carefully ex
amined before she is allowed to proceed.
A Thick-Headed Health Hoard.
Antwkep, Aug. 27. The Scheldt board
of health has taken action that is likely to
cause little reliance to be placed on the
bills of health issued by it. It his an
nounced that it sees no reason to make any
change in its bills of health on account of
a few suspicious cases of sickness coming
from Havre and Hamburg. It will, there
fore, continue to deliver clean bills of
health. As it is indisputably proved that
there is Asiatic cholera in Antwerp, the
health authorities of other cities will un
derstand the value of clean bills of health
issued by the Scheldt board.
Fighting the hciiiiifo at Hamburg.
HamhukCt. Aug. 27. There were report
ed yesterday 22 fresh cases of cholera and
eighty-six di at hs. The wcj.ther was cooler
and there was raiu. Nevertheless in the
vicinity of the harbor the disease shows
no sign of ab.-tting. Forty private com
panies are at work disinfecting dwellings
iu the city and suburbs. It is reported
that in Pinneburg and Kiel several cases
of Asiatic cholera have lieen discovered.
Paris, Aug. 7. In Havre yesterday
forty-eight fresh cases of cholera and
twenty-one deaths were reported.
DR. HAFFKENE'S NEW TREATMENT.
He Adopts One Antilogous to Jenner's
New Yoi:iv, Aug. 27. Medical men in
this city are greatly interested in a new
treatment of cholera discovered at the
Pastenr institute in Paris, and it is learn
ed that in case the epidemic continues to
spread the efficacy of the treatment will
be promptly and thoronjrhtly tested by
New York experts. Of this treatment,
which is analogous to that employed by
Jenner in small-pox and by Pasteur in
hydrophobia. Dr. llnffkene, who has been
studying at the Pasteur institute for some
years, claims to be the discoverer.
Tried It on Himself.
He is confident that the inoculatory
method will do for cholera what it has al
ready done for small-pox and hydrophobia.
He has used choleraic vaccine upon several
animals with the result that none of them
has died, while of those animals sub
jected to the poisonous virus and not inoc
ulated have all died. Alter tils experiments
with rabbits, guinea pigs, and pigeons had
proved successful. Dr. HaCfkene injected
into himself some attenuated virus of
cholera, and noted that the resultant symp
toms were a slight elevation of the tem
perature, pains in the head, dryness in the
mouth, and a swelling ol the sKin ana
ganglia at the spot where the inoculation
Makes 'Em Cholera Proof.
There was scarcely any intestinal de
rangement and the normal condition of
health was restored within twenty-tour
hours. He next experimented upon him
self with active virus with the same re
sults, and he concluded that inoculations
of this kind could be made upon humau
beings with perfect safety and with the
assurance that six days after the vaccina
tion the patients would be proof against
all attacks of cholera. The process of in
jection is simple. The vaccine is injected
into each animal twice, alter which it Is
KNIGHTS ARE GOING HOME.
Cheap Enongh at 91,500.
Ltoks, N. Y., Aug. 27. The American
Express company through James H. Rudd.
local agent, has distributed $1,500 in re
wards fdr the arrest of Oliver Curtis
Perry, the daring train robber who is serv
ing a term of forty-nine years iu Auburn
Strike at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 27. Eighty employes
of the Meader Furniture company struck
Friday afternoon. They demanded a de- '
crease in hours from 10 to 9 per day. It
is feared that the trouble may extend to
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Aug. 27. The following are
the weather iutlirvtiu-t tor twentv-four hoars
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Michigan Fair
weather, followe i by showers in upper Mivhi
g in: warmer in um thorn portion of lower
Michigan: win i- shifting to southerly. For
Iowa Fair weather exce, t shower in ex
treme western portion: winds shifting to
southerly. Fur Wisconsin Showers in north
ern p. rtlon; southerly w inds. For Indiana
and Illinois Fair weat'uer; winds shifting to
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. Aug. 26
Following wen ths quotations on the
board of ti a 'e today: Wheat August, opened
an 1 closed 74?tjc; September, opened and
closed 7"t4c; December.openel 78c closed TTTijc.
Corn August, opened Mfcic; closed 51c; Sep
tember, opened 5i&i closed 51s; October,
opened 61sc, closed ' l?ir- Oats August,
opened 3i?gc. closed 31t4c; September, opened
34tscdosd October, opened and cosed
3l6'- I'ork-September, opened $1020,
closed $10.4$: October. o;enel $10.33, closed
$10.5-1; January, opened $12.10, closed
312.&!. Lard September, opened 7.50, closed
Live Stoci Price at tha Fnica St jck yar Is
today ran;o 1 as folljws: Hogs .Market
dud and d'-nioraiized; puckers and ship
pers buying very s owly; prices 20(:5c low
er; sales ranged at S .l iiit.73 pi.is. 4.6 :g.5.33
light. Jl.ouiiel.'j i rough packing. $4.75&
5.30 mixed, and $5.00&5.30 heavy packing and
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account and prices unchanged;
quotations ia:igedat $3.0;l:5,5. a) choice to ex
tra shipping steers ?L5!S(.SM good to choice
do, t4.-tiii. oil fair to good. frl'iOSuLIO common
to medium dj, $3.4o.fc4 00 butchers' steers.
$2.5! 3. ij stackers, SZt) Ki.0 Texas steers,
73;i4. range steers $$.-1),i&70 feeders,
SJ.73'!c3.iJcows. $i.Ui,i3.25 bulls, and $..25&
5.6 veal alvjs.
Sheep Market fuirly active and prices woil
maiutaiiied:4Uotattons raugei at f !.,., 4.73 per
100 lbs western. $:L".0 &5..Y1 natives; $i.25t.5J
exras, and $it.tnl(ri.73 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fncr separator,
2-i-c; t'-ne creameries. S!Q'.lici dairies fancy,
fresh, -"iii-'c; packing stock, fresh, 14c
Eg Southern slock. 10-4'j per loz.; north
ern. 17c. loss off. Live Poultry liens, 11c per
lb; .pri:ig chic ke is, l-U.; per lb: roosters. 6c;
tiucks. U. spring (luck, loc; turkeys. Lie per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Kacly Ohios, 63&70C
per bu.; Kansas Karly Ohi's. 5561 per bu.;
St. Louis Karly OUios, 3J&53c per bu.: Long
L-ditn i Kose. :.i3i5) per brL Apples
Green. 5-..Vkj,J.73 per br;; poor, Sl.ml.25:
red. JM.'-iiit l-iO; Duchess, S4.0 (jio.Oj per brl:
15ii4L' per box. Blackberries Sl.Sj.fJ.1.73
per 10-quart casd. Blu . -berries $L001.50 per
New York, Aug. 20.
Wheat No. 2 inie 1 cash, Rjc; August,
'-; Septemi er, Mis--; October, tdtiC: No
vember. 8 Jr. Corn No. 2 mixed ia-u t2c;
August, Cltjc: September. 3?8: October.
2Sc; Novernlier, 375s"'. Oais No. -mixed
cash, rptgc; August. t,'ic: September, 3S!sy.
Kye Du.lanl uomiuai; 6ltitiS; 1n car lots.
Barley Xugiected. Pork Dull; old mess,
f ll.7V:tli.!i. Lard Vuiet; September and
Live Slock: Cattle Trading opened very
active, but closed dud and easier far common
grades: poorest to best native steers, $J.70i2i
l.S) pet ltd lbs: Tesans, S3.S '; bull and dry
cow, S!.w;4,3.1-14. s-heep and Lambs-Sheep
dull; lambs very slow and )C per lb lower;
theep, $u.5 3U per 100 lus; lambs. $346.30..
Hogs Market lower; live hogs, a.7Uit.0j per
The (.oral Hirkcts.
Bran -t5c per cwt,
Shipstnfl $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy. 51K&13: prairie, 10JJ11; clover
153.10; baled. $11 O012.S0.
Butter Falrto choice, l-Hc; creamery, SS34c
Ecps Fre?b, 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 103.12!; turkeys t20
docks, l-Hc; geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND VKSVr.LBI.ES.
Apples t.a$2 75 per bbl.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
SHit44c: cows and heifers, 2K&3c; calves
Hard 7 SX&7 75.
Soft S I0&2 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber. 14 to 16 feet. $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles S 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencing 12to 16 feet $18.
ock bords,roagh $16.
All Except the Supreme Council Desert
ing Kansas City.
Kansas City, Aug. 27. By sunset to
day there will ouly be one comparatively
small knot left of the many thousands of
Pythian Knights who have been enjoying
themselves here for the past week. The
encampment is over, the drill is done and
the J lights are out, Kansas City in the
meanwhile resuming her normal condi
tion. The only business attended to yes
terday by the supreme lodge was the ref
erence of the Aldine lodge case to the
law and supervision committee. The place
01 next tneetiug was uov orougni up.
UrlUs of tlie Divisions.
Division drills were the order ot the day
yesterday, participated in by divisions
from Fall River, Mass ; Pittsburg, Kas.;
Eau Claire. Wis., Indianapolis, and
Springfield, Mo. The judges will report
on the contest today. In the Rialto drill
for "maiden" divisions, there was but one
entr y, the Provost. division, Kansas City,
and it will get the prize.
Tbe Russians and Afghans.
RnwnAV. A 1117. 27. A Russian force has
reached iiangarkisht, on the Oxus, forty
miles from Kilapanjdeh. It is reported
v.o tVm inliuliit. int.s nf Phost have revolt
ed against the ameer, and that tbe in
surgents Lave closely invested tue gov
craor iu Jadroa.
About Breadmaktng. after all. Tbey can
. tell a GOOD BAKIM1 WWDKK
without the scientific aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, or
Should be tested. Just as any other cook
lug material, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
' the Cost of the other tuaaa.
rkn form an opinion of their own.
Get a can cf Cllssax from your Groce
and convince youiselt,