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VOL. XL. NO. 267.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1892.
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HOME EULE "GOES."
New York May Ignore Uncle
Sam's Cholera Circular.
HEALTH OFFICES JENKINS DOES SO.
Re Will Ron the Quarantine at Gotham
to Suit Himself, Regardless of the
Federal Government Attorney Gen
eral Miller's Remark on the Subject
The Etualnls Case Prove. Only a
"Scare" Charleston, S. C, Approves
the Twenty-Day Orel or Keri from
Hamburg and Kl.ewhere.
New York 'Sept. 3. After receiving In
structions from Washington, Collector
Hendricks addressed the following com
munication to the surveyor of the port,
George W. Lyon:
"Sin: I transmit herewith a copy of de
depart inent circular No. 150 issued from
the office of the supervising surgeon gen
eral and approved by the secretary of the
treasury and the president. This order
provides that entry shall be refused to all
vessel from foreign parts carrying immi
grants until such vessels have undergone
a quarantine detention of twenty days, or
such greater number of days as shall be
fixed in special cases by state authority.
It further provides that the circular is to
taka effect immediately, except in the
cases of vessels afl at on Sept. 1, which
vessels will be subject to special instruc
tions upon due application to the depart
ment. Ordered to Hold the Ships.
"In accordance with the provisions of
this circular you are therefore instructed
in all cases in which vessels afloat on Sept.
1 have been passed by the quarantine offi
cers before the expiration of twenty days,
to hoid such vessels at anchor in the bay
and to prevent them from coming to their
docks, and prevent the lauding of passen
gers, baggage and freight from them until
due application has been made on behalf
of such vessels to the treasury department
and a special order therefrom allowing
such vessels to make entry. You will also
see that vessels leaving a foreign port
after Sept. 1, are prevented from
coming to the docks and also to prevent
the landing of any passengers, baggage or
freight until the expiration of the twenty
days, or of such further time as the state
authorities may require."
WHO IS UNCLE SAM, ANYHOW?
Some Remarks Thai Have a Rearing on
the Cholera Circular.
New Yokk. Sep:. 3. Dr. Jenkins,
health ofliccrof the port, says that so far
as he is concerned lie is acting independ
ently of the presali :it's proclamation.
That is to say, the law of the state of Xew
York and lha regulations made there
under are such that lie will not be obliged
to detain an incoming vessel twenty days,
if in his judg:i:i-::t it i unnecessary. Dr.
Jenkins sai l iou reporter: ' I certainly
think I have the right, by virtue of the
authority delegated to me as health officer
of the port, to decide on the number of
days that a chip shall ba kept at quaran
tine. I shall decide the question in the
case of each ship, according to tiu sani
tary condition prevailing on board at the
time of her arrival here.
Independent of the President.
fcI am acting independently of the presi
dent. I don't mean by that that I am
going lo allow a cholera infected vessel to
enter the port of New York. I re.ii.z- my
responsibility with reference to the city of j
New York just ns u.uch as the president J
realiz-s his responsibility in regard t i the j
country. Conditions might be such l!. at
a quarantined tresM-1 could safely b.: re-i
leased in five days; and again, if disease j
kept breeding she r.iiiiht be detained aj
year." The doctor said that practically j
the shipping interests of this port will not
lie interfered with, so far as he was con
cerned, to a greater extent than if the
president's circular did not exist.
YVhcte Uncle Sam Comes In.
"But" the doctor remarked "the customs .
officers might refuse to receive the car
goes from ships that had been cleared by '
me. The custom house could decline to j
allow the landings of such cargoes until the
expiration of thetwerty day's named in the '
president's proclamation. I do not think j
that the custom house could interfere j
with the lauding of passengers, uuder- '
stand. but they might keep back :
freight." When questioned as to whether
there was auy precedent for the seeming
ly long detention of vessels proposed by
the president. Dr. Jenkins said: "I do
not recollect a case in the history of the '
The Collector's Idea of It.
Collector Hendricks said to a reporter
that there could be no clash between him
and the quarantine officer. "Under my
instructions it is my duty," he said, to
forbid the entry of vessels until the treas
ury orders are obeyed, and I shall see that
those instructions are carried out without
regard to Dr. Jenkins permits. He does
his duty and I mine. The meshes of my
sieve are finer than his, that is all."
"How will you prevent the entry of ves
sels?" was asked.
"We have two revenua cutters iu the
bay," the collector replied.
Ktuainia Hud the Colic
Joseph Etuainiz, of 95 Orchard street,
whom Dr. Beck rejiorted Thursday night
as a cholera patient, is not afflicted with
the pest. His illness was due to overfeed
ing after being nearly starved in Russii,
from which place he recently came. He was
all. right Thursday morning. For dinner
Thursday his sister says he ate almost
two pounds of corn beef, a small mountain
of cabbage andtwo watermelons.
JENKINS iS TECHNICALLY RIGHT.
The United States Has No Power to
Enforce the Circular.
Washington, Sept. a The statement of
Dr. Jenkins, health officer of the city of
New York, to the effect that President
Harrison's proclamation directing a quar
antine of twenty days in the case of all
vessels carrying emigrant from Europe
would be ignoied, is the subject of dis
cussion in official circles. Its tone of In
difference, not to say hostility, to the pur
pose of the president's proclamation
1 caused considerable, comment.... . "J)r.
Jenkins is technically right," said Attor
ney General Miller, "wheu he says that he
is vested with power to hold any vessel as
long as he deems it necessary under the
Must Agree with State Laws.
"The general government has no power
to enforce a quarantine on its own mo
tion. That was the conclusion reached
in the opinion furnished by the depart
ment of justice to the president yesterday.
That opinion, stated that the surgeon
general of the marine hospital service and
the secretary of the treasury, with your
approval, have authority to make need
ful rules and regulations, not inconsistent
with the state laws and regulations, for
the quarantining of ships coming into our
harbors, with a view to the protection of
the health and lives of our people,'
Responsibility with Jenkins.
"It was Issued," continued Attorney
General Miller, "because it was believed
that the government should do whatever
it possibly could to prevent the introduc
tion of the scourge. It hasexhausted every
power within its contral and whatever
more is desired from the government mast
first be authorized by congress. In view
of the unanimous approval which has met
the president's act ion in issuing his procla
mation, I very much doubt thnt Dr. Jen
kins will attempt to ignore or override it.
Should he do it, however, the conse
quences, whatever they may be, must rest
Would Advise a Call on Congress.
In conclusion, Attorney General Miller
said: "If Dr. Jenkinsdecides that the pres
ident procla nation should not be en
forced, I would advise the summoning of
congress, to meet within ten days, to
clothe the g ural government with the
power it now lacks to act in such emer
gencies as the present." In reply to a
question telegr plied by Collector Hen
dricks, of New York. Assistant Secretary
Spaulding wired that vessels afloat at date
of circular should le entered as soon as
passed by quarantine officials, if later in
formation did not show danger of intro
duction of cholera.
Spaulding Hopes for Harmony.
Assistant Secretary Spaulding said that
the government had issued its ciicular
and it was for the state health officials to
iMiforce it. He did not care to discuss the
subject, however, and refrained from ex
pressing au opiuiou as to the suggestion
in case vessels were passed by Health
Officer Jenkins at New York without re
maining in quarantine twenty days, that
force could he used to carry out the presi
dent's order or that a United States mar
shal could take the vessel in charge. Sec
retary Spaulding contented hiiuseif with
hoping that all would unite and work for
the public good.
SOME HOPE AT HAMBURG.
Relief That tlie Kpidemio Has Reached
IlAMBUKu, Sept. 3. The nuuibeJ of
fresh cases of cholera yesterday was 733,
an increase of fifty-two since Thursday;
the number of deaths. -J01, a
decrease of forty-six since Thursday.
The decrease in the number of deaths
offers little comfort, as the increase in the
number of fresh cases will be followed un
doubtedly by a longer death list today.
Nevertheless, there is a general feeling
that the jiest has been at its worst, aud
that, although it may not abate rapidly,
it at least will not gain much more
Hundreds Rrmnin buried.
The number if burials yesterday was
315, or two more than Thursday. Still
hundreds of Ladies are uuburied. The
deail wagons are utterly timqu;:l to the
work of carrying the bodies oi all I he vic
tims to decent burial. Unless some im
provement be made at once iu the system
the authorities will find themselves
obliged to give up individual interment
and bury bodies by the score in trenches.
Only immediate action can prevent sev
eral hospitals from becoming breeding
houses of disease.
Praying for Abatement.
"In all the churches services of prayer for
the abatement of the plague were held
yesterday. They were attended by crowds
which filled the buildings. Hardly a
woman in colors or a man without the
black badge of mourning on his arm was
to be seen, and the prayers were offered
amid the sobbing and groaning of the
congregations. The desolation of the
city has been apparent as at no other time
t.:;ice the introduction of the pest.
Effect of the President's Circular.
?Cew Yor.K. Sept. 8. The Guion line
stc.-.mer Alaska, sailing from Liverpool
toiay for New York will not carry emi
gr:;:it passengers. The Inman line steam
ers will carry only first and second cabin
pns.-i ngers (luring t he month of Septem
ber. The Cunard line until further notice
will bring no steerage passengers. The
Con; paguiu Generate Trans-Atlantique
will not carry emigrant passengers until
Abating at Havre and Paris.
IlAVHE, Sept. 3. A heavy rain is fall
ing here and the air is cooler. Reports as
to the cholera continue to be encouraging.
The number of deaths has been but fif
teen, aud the authorities express con
fidence that a steady abatement of tha
disease ruay be expected.
Pauis, Sept. 3. The apparent abate
ment of the cholera epidemic has not af
fected the strictness of the government
A Case That Wasn't Imported. rl
jLiONDOX, sept. 3. uiaustone has re
ceived a dispatch from the municipal au
thorities of Cork urging him to establish
a quarantine after the American model.
The wife of a farmer near Maccldffield
visited Blackpool Thursday and last night
was seised with cramps and nausea Yes
terday morning she died. Three physi
cians who examined the body certified
that she died of cholera.
meets wit I, hearty approval here and the
health officer aud collector of the port
will co-opt rate iu carrying it into effect.
The quarantine regulations of Charleston
are very stringent at this season of the
year, bavin kept out yellow fever for the
past twenty years.
Sent Coramluloner Ford to Grass.
NASHVILLE, Sept. 3. Labor Commis
sioner Ford's trial came off at Coal Creek
Thursday, and resulted in his acquittal.
He accused Zach Peay, a witness in his
case, of swearing a lie on him. Peay with
out a word hit Ford iu the mouth with his
fist and sent him to grass. Peay was ar
rested and fined 5 for assault. The war
rant against Allcman, Ford's assistant,
has lieeu dismissed, much to the dissatis
faction of the soldiers.
Meeting tif (lie Telegraphers.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Sept. 3. The tele
graphers had two meetings yesterday,
but the number present was so small that
little was done towards organizing and all
business was postponed.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Found a Bonanza iu the Plague.
BERLIN. Sept, 3. It transpires that in
the first days of the exodus from Ham
burg on account of cholera a syndicate of
Berlin house agents aud financiers rented
all the obtainable houses and flats in the
North sea aud Baltic resorts, which they
were speedily able to let to wealthy fugi
tives at exhobitant figures, clearing a
large profit by the transaction.
Charleston Will Cooperate.
k Charleston-, 6. C, Sept. K The act of
the president in ordering strict quarantine
C'hicaoo. Sept. 2.
Following win tha quotations on the board
of t ra ie today: V heat s-eptember, opened
74elosd 734o; Ileceiuber.opeueJ 77J4cclosed
Tiijtj-. ; 3Ia opened 8 4i closed Wife.
Corn September opened 4Sfa'?. closed 47c;
October.opeued stae, close! 4Tc; May. opened
52c, clf-ed Oat 3 Sei teniber.
leneJ iJTAic. closed ;3)a-; October, opened
;il?4C. closed :.sl?4e: 3Iny, oi-ei:e I Jf?s . closed
Uigc 1 tort September, opened filial,
closed SlU-.I.1: Ck-to .er. o.enet Slu.41, closed
$ll.:)5; January. opened $12 1 closed
tU'. Lard September, oprn.d closed
Live Stoc Price at tin I'nioa Stock yarls
toJay ritDo I as foil w H Marnet
active ii ni tlrm; packers nnl shippers buy
inj;: prices 15 sV-" higher; ranged at
$tUrS4. pi.:. 4.74iij,.'. 5 light, S1.7"4.Sl
rough packing, $4.Hi.i.4"inixed, and $".0tf
(3.5..V heavy packing an! shipping lots. One
car fancy seli at J5.1A.
Cattle Mar'.;o: only m xlor.itely a tive on
local and sli.ipinj account, and feeling
rather easy; p i -es without material change;
quotations, lauged at 1 l.(i,.'i.. choice to
extra shipping ster.-s S4..VK3.5.C0 tood to
choice ii S4.at'&4.-l fair to good.
S-t. il tl.ll) c.ra:noat milium do, Sa.40.it 4 l
butchers' Meers. i2.H'-;3 stock ers, $Lio
3. In Texas t-teer. ?'i-7o i4.10 ranm steer.
$:.- T-IJu feeders. Sl.T-W.'" cows, SiUJiASi
bulls, aud S 'Ji ja.3j veal aives.
Sheep Market moderately active and prices
easy; quotations ra iicei at ?4.uu4.oU pet
1) los western. 5.1.. tr.j Ai natives. l.o4.4i
Texa. and S lotjifi. il laiaan.
Produce: liutier tacy senaritor. i5i
ioUjc; tine creameries. 2',ilc; dairies fancy.
freeh. 'Jti&21c; i-ackiiiit stocii, fresh. 14c.
Egs Southern st'x;k, 16 io por doz.: north
ern. 17c. loss otl. Live 1'oaUry Hens. lOo per
lb; t-priiiu eliicko is, loJ.: per lb: roosters, oc;
ducks. spria : duclu. !:: turkeys, lie per
lb. l'oiatoes' Minnesota Kany Ohio. &j4itoc
jer bu.: Kansas Karly t)::i-s. tftoj per bu.;
St. Louis KanyO.aios, atr Vu p.T bu.; Lome
Islml Uose, $L2jtfri5J p.-r brL Apples
lirevn. S '-"s'lt-Oi per bn: poor. Sl.UJLSS:
red. S-i.iil.jd; Ducll ss, i.'i.l J.3.D1 pjr brl;
lupine per box. lllaokaerries 51.25 J1.5U
Ierl-iuart casj. Kiu.-'uerries L5-JjJL75 per
New York, Sept. 2.
Wheat No. 2 mixo 1 cish. TVije; Septem
ber, 7s5sc; October. MX.; November, MJ4t
Decemi.er. 8iic. Corn No. 2 mixed t ash 18
Sti-i-ac: i-opteiuber. 3 October. o.ic; Jo
veuiber, 35:4- -a:s No. 2 mix?d cash.
;n?4o; Septemiier. o".-: October. 3s--.jc.
Kye rtcmiaal: c(.G)C in tar lots. . Barley
Neglected. Pork Hull; old mess. $11.L5S
1 1.7 V. Lard iuiet; Sej tember, S7.86; Octo
Live itock: Ca"tl3 -Trading activo for all
gr j les at au advance of the 10c per 10U lbs;
paorest to best native steers. &is3a.i(i5 per
lto l er lbs: bulls and dry cows. Sl.uU. Sheep
autl L44ml--Tradiu slow, but prices steady;
sheep, $t,ti.l-'!(i per 10 1; lambs. Hog-s
Nominally lower; live boys, S5ji.LJ -per
The Iorat SlarketM.
Bran -s5c per rwt,
Shi-.j'nff 1 1.00 t-r cwt.
Hav Timoihv. 511113: prairie, loait; clovet
SftaiO; baled. SH 0tKai2.50.
Batter Falrto choice, 1'Vic: creamery, 23324c
Ecus Freh. 14c : packed 10c.
Poultry Chicken". 10ai2V4; turkeys ' !J!o
dncks. l.'Hc: geese, 10c. - -
rnriT and veo-ttabi.es.
Apples $J.25?i 75 perbbl.
Catt e Butchers nav lor corn fed steers
Ss4fft4Hc; cows and neifetA, UH(3c; calves
Hard 7 505iT 75.
Soft j ioaa 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, ISto 16 feet. $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles IS 75
Lath $2 50.
Fencire lito 16 feet $18.
oca board-srongh $16.
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LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICE- OFiVTHtR BRANDS
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