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Rock Island Daily Argu
VOL, XL. NO. 263.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1892.
Single Copies 6 Orate
Par Week IS Oeate
The- Xargest Clothing House,
Three Times as many Goods
To Select From,
At a TIM Less Price.
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 & Bice, Proprietors of
Rock (Island, 111.
CONSULS ON GUARD.
Warnings of Cholera from Two
in Great Britain.
VIGILANCE URGED ON OFFICIALS.
French Figures Showing That the Water
Should Ite Watched Authorities on
This Side Alive to the Danger Ilritish
Doctors Declare Recent Cases Only
Cholerine, but It Kill Quickly and
Thoroughly Hamburg Presents a
Fearful Death Koll Other German
Places, Including lierlln. Infected
Washington. Aug. 30. Our consul at
Liverpool cabled yesterday: "Cholera
Imminent. Strongly urge inspection of
immigrants under consular direction,'
with .official disinfection." Our consul
at Glasgow cables: "Cholera outbreak
here among Russian immigrants for ,
America." Government officials are fully J
alive to the added danger of introducing
cholera into this country from Europe
arising out of the fact that it has appeared
in England on its journey westward. Act
ing Secretary Spaulding said yesterday
that all the necessary regulations pre
scribing; precautions against its introduc
tion had been sent to government officials
along the Atlantic seaboard and along the
border and the only thing to do now was
to see that they were strictly enforced. If
more stringent or better methods than
those now in force were suggested or oc
curred to him he would at once adopt
them. Cities and Individuals could do
much in a sanitary sense in restraining the
introduction of cholera by keeping their
cities and premises free from garbage.
lNilluted Water Deadly.
Bearing on this latter point was a re
port from a public hygiene committee of
Paris, France, made to the French minis
try and forwarded to the state depart
ment. This report says that the cholera
in the department of the Seine was caused
by the use of the polluted waters of the
river Seine. Figures are given showing
that while there were from July 16 to
Aug. 7 135 deaths from cholera iu the sub
urbs of Paris, in Paris there were but
forty-six deaths from cholera. The peo
ple of the suburbs used Seine water al
most exclusively, while those in Paris did
not use it. The French army has but few
cases of cholera, the water the soldiers
use being filtered or boiled. or spring water.
Mtumlon I.rcoiiiitig More Serious.
Surgeon General Wj mau was an early
caller yesterday at the treasury department
and he hud a long and earnest conversation
with Mr. Spaulding on the subject. The
doctor said the situation is becoming very
serious as the disease spreads. He had
hoped that yesterda) 's reports from abroad
would show a decrease iu the number of
cases. He said that New York had a first
class quarantine plant iu charge of a capa
ble physician, Dr. Jenkins. Boston, Phil
adelphia and Baltimore also have well
equipped quarantine stations. Charles
ton, S. C, probably fcns the best plant of
any of the stations along the Atlantic
coast because of the fear of yellow fever
coming from the south.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
lletween Cholerine and Cholera They
Doth Kill Ouickly.
London, Aug. 30. What with the as
sertions and denials made regarding tho
presence of cholera to Eugland it would
be hard to decide whether or not the
cases that have occurred here have been
true Asiatic cholera or not. In some quar
ters it is positively asserted that there is
doubt that true cholera has effected an
entrance into the country, while on tho
other hand it is just as positively asserted
that the disease is nothing but simple
cholerine from which no dauger need be
They Died In a Hurry All the Same.
Dr. Whitcouib, the sanitary officer at
Gravesend, who inspected the steamer
Gemma, which arrived here from Ham
burg on Thursday last, and three of whose
passengers subsequestly died from what
was said to be Asiatic cholera, emphatic
ally denies that the disease was the dread
ed eastern scourge. He attended all three
of the victims in the hospital, and says
that they died from cholerine. The facts
in regard to all the cases, however, make
it of little satisfaction to know that it is
cholerine, for. the victim dies as quickly
and as certainly as if it was "true Asiatic
The Peril of America.
It is a significant fact that the two
deaths from cholera which have occurred
at Glasgow, as well as the three deaths at
Gravesend, all took place in the ranks of
bodies of emigrants who were on their
way to the United States. While steerage
passengers on board ships or which actual
outbreaks of cholera have taken place
have been retained by the English author
ities, many ship loads coming from in
fected parts, including Hamburg, have
been allowed to proceed to their ultimate
destination, which, iu nearly every case,
means the United States.
Another Death at Middleboro.
John Carse, a eeamau on the infected
steamship Geroua, from Hamburg to Mid-
dleborough, died at Middleborough yes
terday of Astatic cholera. The Gerona
seaman who died of cholera Saturday
was buried in Middleborough. Coffin and
body were saturated with disinfectant.
The hears took t be body directly to the
graveyard and the coffin was lowered into
the grave without prayer or hymn. No
body, except the undertaker and his assist
ants, attended the funeral.
HAMBURG'S CHOLERA BECORD.
Kearly Three Thousand Cases and Over
; 1,000 Deaths In a Week.
Hambukg, Aug. 30. During the week
which ended yesterday noou there had
been -2,t?37 cases of cholera in this city;
1,037 of them . have been fatal. The au
thorities express the opinion that a cli
max has been reached and that a steady
abatement of the disease may now be ex
pected. Their reasons for this opinion
are not given, and it is thought they are
merely trying to allay the fears of the
The Microbe lu the Water.
The sanitary officers announce, that the
spread of cholera in namourg is airecuy
traceable to the use of the Elbe water for
drinking. The water is fiilthy, they say,
and so impregnated with poisonous
matter that it constantly menaces the city
with epidemics. The presence of Kussiau
emigrants in the city is pronounced to
have been of but secondary importance in
the spreading of the plague. Had the
health of the people not already have been
undermined by impure drinking water, it
Is said, little or no damage would have
attended the transport through the city
of families from the infected districts of
Those Get Away Who Can.
Nevertheless the local government board
has ordered that dirty and ailing emi
grants shall not be allowed to land unless
ihey give their names, occupation and ad
dresses, so that they can be easily fol
lowed and watched. The assurances of
the municipal authorities that tha cholera
has done its worst have not received
much credence. Men who have no busi
ness, or are at liberty to leave the city for
a short time, continue to leave the city.
Although no general exodus is apparent
the railroads yesterday carried 40 per
cent, more passengers than their average.
Most of the fugitives go to the coast, al
though about 500 passengers have left
for the interior.
German Towns Suspected.
Berlin, Aug. 30. The emperor has not
yet decided whether it will be necessary to
stop the autumn manoeuvers on account
of the cholera. Petitions arrive at the
palace daily praying for such postpone
ment. There is reasou to fear that nu
merous towns are concealing the fact that
cholera exists within their borders. It is
believed that the disease exists in Breslau,
Posen, Cologne, Treves, Nuremburg and
Pforzheim. Both Prussia aud Bavaria
have prohibited the autumn agricultural
shows aud similar meetings. Prussia has
also forbidden the usual festivities on the
anniversary of the victory of Sedan, Sept.
1 and 2, so far as the infected towns are
Precautions at Liverpool.
Liverpool, Aug. 3o. The health offi
cials at this port have begun applying
high pressure steam in the disinfection of
the baggage of all emigrants from dis
tricts infected, or suspects of infection.
The boarding houses near the docks are
crowded with emigranted awaiting the
departures of the Wednesday and Thurs
day boats. Hundreds who were booked
before the cholera scare to sail for America
are expected to arrive hourly before the
Hamburgers Speading the Scourge.
BKIJLIN, ADg. 3'J. Kiel university has
sent out 150 physicians, under special in
struction to work in the cities where
cholera has appeared. About half of the
more advanced students in the medical
department are among the number. Sev
eral cases of cholera were reported last
evening from Iiendsberg, eighteen miles
west of Kiel.and Oldesloe.about an hour's
ride from Hamburg. Families from Ham
burg are said to have taken temporary
residence there within the last week.
Chicago llegins Cleaning I" p.
CniCAGO, Aug. 30. Health Commis
Bioner Wnre yesterday instituted initial
measures to prevent ihe spread of chol
era, should it appear in this city. In con
nection with the police department he has
made arrangements to cleau the back
yards. Extra teaiushave been engaged for
this purpose. The police are to accom
pany the teamsters and they are instruct
ed to see that the garbage gatherers are
allowed to enter all private yards and to
clean them when deemed necessary.
Wasn't a Case of Cholera.
New YoitK, Aug. 30. Anton Potzel, tho
Austrian who arrived iu this city two or
three weeks ago from Hamburg, and who
was taken to Bellevue hospital Sunday
afternoon suffering from what at first was
thought to be Asiatic cholera, but later
was diagnosed as an acute attack of chol
era morbus, was drested and walking
about the isolated tent at the hospital
early yesterday morning and looking for
The Red Cross Ordered to Duty.
Vienna, Aug. 30. Emperor Franz
Joseph has ordered the Red Cross society
to orgauize for the cholera service through
out Austria, Ten hospital barracks are to
be erected in different pans of the empire
and most of these will be under the super
vision of the Red Cross. The society also
will undertake the transport service, it is
said, for conveying patients from their
homes to hospitals.
Philadelphia Is Wide Awake.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 30. The board
of health yesterday made a request on the
city councils to make an extra appropria
tion of $50,000 to the department of public
safety, bureau of health, for expenses in
curred in preventing cholera from reach
Cholera Reported at Havana.
New York, Aug. 30. The report that
cholera has broken out at Havana decided
the quarantine officials to be more care
ful about steamships coming from that
port. It is not thought that the report is
true, but they have decided to be on the
Outbreak at a Berlin Suburb.
Berlin, Aug. 30. An outbreak of ?Asi
atic cholera was reported yesterday from
Weissense, a suburb of the city. The num
ber of suspected cases in tjie whole city
yesterday was fifteen. Many persons con
tinue to arrive from Hamburg and a few
Sixty New Cases at Havre.
Havre, Aug. 30. Sixty fresh cases of
cholera were found here yesterday and
twenty-four cases have ended fatally.
The Weather We May Expect.
W AeuiKOToN. Aug. 30 The following are
tha weather indication ;or twentv-foor hoars
from 8 i. m. yesterday: For Indiana and
llinois Bbowen; c ooler weather; winds shift
ing to uorihwhteriy. For Wisconsin Showers;
clearing by tonight; coo.er in eastern portion;
winds shifting to uortherly. For Iowa Fair
weather; preceded by showers ia east9t n p r-
tion; cooler i i eastern, warmer in western
portion; north westerly winds. For Lower
Mich gan - Showerr; cooler a eather; fresh to
high southwesterly wiuds. For lpper Alichl
gan Showers; cooler ia wes era portion;
winds Shifting to northerly. . .
5AY5 NI53-.1 T WHUNGED HIM.
A Sensatloaal Case of Divorce Itegun at
Chicago, Aug. SO. A sensational di
vorce suit was begun yesterday by Alfred
M. Coinpton. Mr. Comptou is a salesman
with the house of J. V. Farwell &Co.,'aud
well known in the social circles of Evans
ton, having resided in that suburb over
twenty years. The most sensational
feature of the bill is that Thomas C. Nis
bett is named as co-res pondent. Mr. Nis
bett is one of the best known men in Sun
day school work in Illinois. For many
years he has been a leader in church work
and he now holds the position of chair
man of the Illinois division of the Chris
tian Endeaver society missionary board .
The Accused Man Denies It.
Nisbett used to live in Alton, I1L, at
which place he ran a big grocery. He left
Alton about eight years ago and went to
Minneapolis, where he was prominent In
church work. Two or three years ago.
however, Nisbett left the Flour City and
came to Chicago, where he has since been
engaged in real estate work. He declares
he will have no difficulty in proving his
National Leagua Dase Hall.
Chicago, Aug. 3a Chicago's colts won
their sixth consecutive game yesterday.
Following are the League scores at base
ball: At Chicago Philadelphia 4, Chi
cago 7; at Louisville Brooklyn 10, Louis
ville 4; at St. Ixmis Washington 5, St.
Louis 6; at Cincinnati Boston 5, Cincin
nati 2: at Cleveland Baltimore 1, Cleve
land 20; at Pittsburg New York 8, Pitts
Illiuois-Iowa: At Rock-Island Rockford
0, Rock-Island 3.
If You Want to Study Coke.
Washington, Aug. 30. The census office
has published a rather interesting report
devoted to the production of coke in the
flat top region of Virginia and West Vir
ginia, known as the Pocahontas district,
a territory in which the industry has re
cently been developed with an unusual
iegree of success.
Democratic I&rauch Headquarters.
NEW York, Aug. 30. The meeting of
Don M. Dickiuson, E. C. Wall and E. T.
Cable, the committee in charge of the
branch headquarters at Chicago will be
held in that city ou Thursday, Sept. 1.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Aug. lit.
Following wen the quotation on the
board of uale today: Wheat August, opened
"ihjci closed 75?no: r-eptouiber, opened 7ti,
closed '.tic; December. Ojemi.l iSJ. closed 7bJjj
Corn August, opened 61c; closed olJBc; Sep
tember, opened and closed ilKic: October,
opened 5140, clo&e-d l.SiO. Oats Septem
ber, oj-enea o4c,ciosod IH--; October, opened
and closed oJi,c; May, oeiied o7?4'- closed
370. 1'ork September, opeucd 3 10-GO.
elo.-ed 1U.G; Octo.er, u.mnoj J 10.70, closed
lt).7-a; January, opened 1-40, closed
$12.50. Lard September, opened and closed
Live Stock Pricoi at d u!jj StooU yr la
to.lay ranel us f:iw.-.; il.za Market
rather active oa packing and -hlpi iug ac
count and price lVjvloc higher; fecliu; rather
flr"i; (ales ranged at 8.OJi.J pijs. 4.73
Q,oAa light, 5-75&4.i) rough packing, gi.85fc
5.45 mixed, sud $o.l'535.oJ heavy packing end -shipping
Cattle Market only moderately active on
local and shipping account; good grader
steady but common qualities 6&10c lower;
quotations ranged at eo.UMv3.40 choice to ex
tra shipping steers, $4.do&4.lU good to choice
do, $4.2U,V4.50 fair to good, S3.50&4.10 common
to medium do, $3.40(&4.UU butchers' steers,
$2. 5044a 25 stackers, S2.0U&X00 Texas steers,
$2.750.4.25 range steers, $3,20 &i 70 feeders.
il.75S3.OJ cows, $2.lkVlJS5 bulls, and $225
5.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market slow and dull; prices 10(v30c
lower; quotations ranged at $4.00 1-60 per
HO lbs western, ?3.50i&j.35 natives, e3.25vV4.9D
Texas, and $3.UU(va.73 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. S4
24ic; tine creameries, -'V23c; dairies, fancy,
f rush, 2USV22c; packing stock, fresh, 14c
Eggs Southern stock. 16Kic per doz.; north
ern. 17c loss off. Live l'oultry Hens, He per
lb; spring chic kens. l-'Jjc per lb; roosters, 6c;
ducks, Wc; spring ducks, luc; turkeys, 12c per
lb. i'otatoes Minnesota Early Ohios, ti5&70c
per bu.: Kansas Early Ohios 554J per bo.;
St. Louis Early Ohios, 5Jv55c per bu Long
Island Rose, $2.25&2.5J per brL Apples
Ureen. f2.5myi.75 per brl; poor, $l.uutvL25:
red. $3.253.50; Duchess, iLo,.)v5.0J per brl;
1524()c per box. Blackberries Sl.2i3J.75
per Hi-quart case. Blueberries SL0J&L 60 per
New York, Aug. 29.
Wheat No. 2 mixe 1 rash, 81-ic; Septem
ber, tilVac; October, tt-'jc Corn No. 2 mixed
cash 01c; September. 5S4- October. 5s4c.
Oais No. 2 mixKl cash, sac on spot; Sep
tember, LtSJsJc: October. UKigo. Kye Neg
lected: 4H(,ti5c in car lots. Barley Neglect
ed. Pork Quiet; old mess, ill.7jvl2.io.
Lard Dull; Sei toinber, $AL0 bid; October,
Live Stock: Cattle Trading bIow, but
eteady for all grades: poorest to best native
steers. $3.7-4i5 1 per 10 J lbs; Texans and
Colorados, ta.47$&.3.73; bulls and cows,
124.3.50 Sheep and Lambs Sheep, 84 t5 2o
per 10 i lbs; lambs, $4.rka.8o. Hogs Nomi
tally lower; live ho.s, t5.50".a0 per 100 lbs.
For referring to a subject so unusual, but
It may pnnstai interest for some to know
Is sold for half the price of the other
kinds. l!IN)LD, we say If the quality
was not what it should be, of course It
would not sell at aU.
Baking Powder Companies say nothing
of their exorbitant prices, but tatic 000
Uaualiy of chemical analysis, dtc
ret the scientists lead the scientists, bat
let pracaca 1 women try C1imaxt and
Judge for themselves.
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