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Rock. Island Daily Argu
VOL XL. NO. 268.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1892.
Single Copies a Oes
Per Week ISM Oes
The World Renowned
Are now open and ready for Inspection.
Largest Line of HATS in the City.
Sax & Bice, Proprietors of
Rock Island, 111.
REACHED A CEISIS.
The Struggle to Head Oft the
KNOCKING AT THE NATION'S DOOR.
An Epidemie Racine Aboard Ship In
the Lower Bay at New York Three
Vessels Infected Several Death Since
They Came to Anchor Bodies of the
Dead Cremated A Flight. Going on in
Which the Whole Country Is Inter
ested The It r port from Hamburg
Gives a Gloomy Picture.
(New Tobk. SeDt. 5. The events at
quarantine since last report have been
quite exciting. First was the arrival of
tqe Xormannia and Rugia, from the in
fected ports in Europe, crowded with pas
sengers and rennrtincr a lnnir death list.
Five bad died on the Normannia, one of
whom was probably a victim of diabetes,
but the others undoubtedly of cnolera.
though diagnosed "cholerine." Four were
loit on the Rugia. All the victims were
buried at sea. A feature of the cases on
thf Xormannia was that one death oc
cuffed in the second cabin. On both vessels
others were sick and they were both or
dered to the Lower Bay at once.
I A Regular Cholera Colony,
Collected here are the Rugia, Norman-
nia and the Moravia, and - yesterday it de
veloped that it is a colony of cholera. For
on board these three vessels yesterday the
disease spread rapidly. During the
twenty-four hours ended at 8 p. m. t here
were three deaths on the Xormannia, six
new cases among the steerage passengers
and two among the crew. Two of the
Rueia's patients died, and the 8-year-old
boy- aboard the Moravia who was stricken
on Friday has also been numbered among
the dead. More deaths are expected. All
tbe bodies were sent to Swinburne's island
and cremated. The 6ick were transferred
to Swinburne's Island hospital.
Normannia Passengers Frightened.
The steerage passengers on the Xorman
nia were all transferred to Hoffman Island,
there to undergo a cleansing process, and
to enable the ship to be disinfected. While
this was going on the saloon passengers
on the Xormannia were in a badly fright
ened condition. One gentleman walked
up to Dr. Jenkins and told him that he could
ra Be on board in an instant if permission
would be (riven to charter a boat and remove
the cabin pas--engers to Ler, when sue colli 1 be
anchored north of the ist grounds until they
could be released. Every one of them believe
that the Normannia is an infected vessel, and
this has produced among them the greatest
anxiety. lr. Jenkins could not say that this
would be done, lint promi-ed to earnestly con
sider jibe proposition. Kvery one on board has
hevu up U HUUI II, HI I., uui uui
of touBa, there is Hula attempt made to con'
ceal tleir trepidation. Willi few exceptions
they ate all dieting themselves.
Will Meet Iheiu at SmW(- Hook.
Dr. Jenkins early In the day saw-the ad visa
bily of establishing a permanent headquarters
In the lower bay from which to lioard incoming
ships, and accordingly ordered the hospital
ship, 8. D. Carlton, to be towed down to the
horseshoe, which is the strip of water direc tly
north of Sandy Hook. The polios patrol re
ported early in the day for duty and warned
all passing vessels to ieop a safe distance. Mas
ters of vessels of all descriptions began to
realize the gravity of the situation, and gave
the pest shi ps a wide berth. Dr. Jenkins Lad
promised tbe new paper men that he would
see them late in the afternoon, and at o'clock
t hey were still awaiting bis return from the
Orders for the Pest Boat.
Ir. Jenkins arose early, and at noon left for
the lower bay on the cutter State of New
York. He was accompanied by the quarantine
commissioners. Late in the afternoon Com
missioner Alien returned with tbe dishearten
ing newB from the stricken vessels, leaving
Via honlth nrar.ee riovn the tur Tie Junbina
did not return during the day, but sent ashore '
a telegraphic dispatch ordering the pest boat J
Franklin Kdson to proceed to the stricken ships
at once. She will probably remain there until
the cholera is effectually stamped out.
The Health Office Pretty Busy.
Health Officer Jenkins and his staff, from
early morning until late at night, labored
ceaselessly. The fleet of vessels anchored noi :h
of the narrows had all been dismissed, except
ing the trrivi.ls during the night. These were
the Fnticb liner. La Bourgogne. the Fulda
from Genoa, and the Panaman from Booth
American ports. During the morning and
later in the day they were reinforced by the
arrivals of the Darmstadt from Bremen and
tbe Brilliant, an oil tank steamer; Ca.pt. Kellar
from Alrona, a email port near Hamburg, and
the Italian transport Garigiiano, having on
board the Columbus statue.
' Two Good Suggestions.
Dr. Cyrus Edson. city sanitary superinten
dent, said last evening that something ought to
be done ; to prevent communication between
people on the quarantine ships and others. The
health officer, he said, should arrest all offen
ders at once. At a meeting of the C entral La
bor Federation Health Officer Jenkins in de
nounced, for permitting cabin passengers to
land frotn European steamships while occu
pants of Hbe steerage are detained, and a reso
lution was passed demanding that both classes
of passengers be treated with equal severity
lor ine protection oi iue ciiy ana country.
Believes It Can be Kept Out.
Dr. John M. Bryon. the Iwcteriologist, who is
in charge of the bacilli culture experiments of
the cholera patients on Swinburne Island, has
been coming and going between lower quaran
tine and tbe city every day since the arrival of
the Moravia, but thereafter he will remain at
Swinburne until I be last germ of cholera is
stamped out. He taid cholera should be
stamped out in the lower hay in five or six
weeks, without reaching the city at all.
Declares It the Trs I'lislcrs.
Said he: "I have made a partial examina
tion of matter from one sick chamber which
was live hours oil. Although the culture which
1 have lieguu is not yet complete, I ai satisfied
t hat the germs under iny mic roscoiw are the
c mraii bacilli and tly? disease on the three
shi s in the lower bay. I he Moravia, the Nor
uiannia and the Hi'gia. i Asiatic cholera and
not anything else. There is no doubt in my
liUuda-out the uatute ol the uiseas.;."
sne Kecnra or mortality.
The fresh cases of cholera discovered yester
day nuin tier 8f9. The deaths number 277. Com
pared with Saturday the decrease of the num
ber of ca es is 78; of the number of deaths 'M.
There is much loose official talk to the effect
that the worst is over; tbat the plague is aliat
iug, and that the people are recovering from
their panic. This talk is echoed by the news,
papers. It would be difficult to name any
specific sign of returning confidence among the
people, and the mortality from the plague in
the last two days certainly gives little basis
( Catching Cp with the Deaths.
About 310 bodies were still unburied at 9
o'clock last evening. With the new dead
wagons, however, these bodies can be interred
together with those of fresh victims within the
next twenty-four hours, unless the plague
should spread more rapid y than now seems
probable. Tht procession of dead wagons and
hearses through the streets has-become appall
ing. From any corner a dozen may be seen in
five minutes and on the roads to the cemeteries
they pass in almost continuous lines.
Illinois on the Defensive
Chicago. Sept. 5, The state board of health
yesterday issued a circular letter to the immi
grant carrying transtiortation companies ask
ing their co-operation in the preservation of
the public health, which is threatened by the
presence of cholera on the Atlantic seaboard.
Th letter asks that no immigrants or their
personal effects be brought into the stats with
out satisfactory assurance in the form of a
certificate of an inspector of the United States
Marine hospital service.setting forth that the in
dividual immigrant has been under observation
for a long enough time to determine that he or
she has not the germs of cholera or other
disease in the system.
Norfolk Kesents Jenkins Stand.
Norfolk. Va., Sept. 5. Dr. Wm. A. Thorne,
Jr quarantine medical officer for this port,
has issued an order to the agents of the Old
Dominion Steamship company and New York,
Philadelphia and Xorflok ra'lway. notifying
them that in view of the fact that Dr. Jenkins,
health officer of New York, has ref used to obey
the president's order, no more immigrants
would be permitU J to pass through this city
or county. This wili cause considerable loss to
the companies mentioned, as they bring hun
dreds of the foreigners here every week to take
the Norfolk and Western railroad for the west.
Shakespeare on Cholera.
Washington. Sept. 5. The department of
state has distributed to the medical corps of
the army and navy a full supply of Dr. Sn ike
speare's Report on Cholera ia Enrope and In
dia." and the officers of the marine hospial
service have been furnished with an adequate
number. The various slate authorities inter
ested in the subject are being supplied with
copies of this exhaustive and valuable report
as their requests are received, and private prac
titioners in many parts of the country hare
also obtained copies from the department.
London. Sept. i. An agitation has been
started here against Hamburg oleomargarine
because by the new proceess 30 per omt of it
contains water, and water from the Elbe at
that. The cholera fright is utilized in the agi
tation, and people are warned that cholera
germs may infest every piece of Hamburg oleo
margarine that they use.
"'-- Net KaMitlJ DhttaterMtedTTMs.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The fruit and commission
men are going to send a protest to the secre
tary of the treasury against the admission of
European fruit unless it shall be quarantined
for forty days. They maintain that there is no
worse carrier of diseise than fruit from cholera-scourged
Cholera Cost Them a Million.
St. Pktkhsbf RG.Sept. 5 The monthly returns
of the Volga line of ste rater show a deficit of
over 1,911,0 0 roubles, owing to the falling off
of traffic on account of the cholera. One com
pany alone loses 3 OIW roubles.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
RAVAGES AT HAMBURG.
Nearly WOO New Cases Be ported Loose
Hamburg, Sept. 6. Yesterday was a cool
autumnal day. There was a light breeze after
I o'clock in the afternoon. Tbe sky was cloud
lees and the sun tempered the air agreeably.
Ordinarily on such a day the streets are filled
with promenaders and the harbor ia dotted
with small pleasure boats and excursion steam
era. The stillness of the streets yesterday, how
ever, was, as during the last five days, almost
unbroken, and in the harbor hardly a dozen
boat were to be seen moving at 8 o'clock.
Quite a Few Changes in the Standing of
the Clubs in a Week
Chicago, Ppt. 5. Last week made some no
table changes in the standing of the National
league ba-e hall clubs. Cleveland, it is t rue,
hangs on the top rung of the ladder with com
mendable persistence, but the other fellows,
they go bobbing up and down, never being in
the same place, except that Baltimore and
Washington manage to keep close to the
ground. Philadelphia was second a week a-o.
Now she is sixth, and Boston and Ilttsburg are
both second. The number of ties is noticeable
Boston and Pitteburg. Brooklyn and Phila
delphia, Chicago and Louisville. Following is
League. Played. Wou. Lot. I'-ar cent
Cleveland 42 "1 11 .T:w
Boston 42 24 ' Is ATI
IttOJt.unr 42 21 Is J71
Cincinnati 44 23 21 MIX
Brooklyn 4a 22 21 j.12
l-htlaoelpula 4.4 22 21 J. 1 5
Chli-agi 42 21 21 -SOU
Loult-vtlle 42 21 21 AUO
New York 40 1 21 .474
Baltimore 42 17 25 .4S
Ft. Iuts , 17 2i JMS
Washington '4 :) .813
Scores on the Diamond.
x- : o I . t re.i
cago Boston 8, Chicago 4: at Cleveland Wash
ington 3. Cleveland 2; at Cincinnati Brooklyn
I, Cincinnati -I; at St. Louis Philadelphia 8. St.
Louis V: at Pittsburg Baltimore 5: Pittsburg
7. (Sunday). At Cincinnati Baltimore 6, Cin
CHICAGO'S DRAINAGE CHANNEL.
First Earth Broken la
Chicago, Sept. 5. At a point twenty-seven
miles southwest of Chicago, directly on the
boundary line between Cook and Will counties,
occurred Saturday an interesting ceremony
connected with the digging of the drain- ie
canal which is to connect I-aka Michigan With
the Father of WaUrs, Abut l.J Chicago
and other citizens were invited to see the cere
mony, which wast ho lifting the first shovelful of
earth in the great undertaking.
They Si. ved the Precious Karth,
President Wenter. of the drainage amp
mission, had tbe honor of wielding the shovel,
which was nickel platei, and when the deed
was do -e he lifted the shovelful and dumped it
into a box provided far it -the purpose being
to keep that shovelful of earth as a carlo. Then
there eie speeches by Wenter. Cooley, Kck
hart. Carter H trrison and others. Cooley "s
speech in part might have been entitled "the
mistakes of nature" and showed how the dama
had missed it in not letting the waters from the
lakes find an outlet in the Mississippi instead of
in the St. Lawrence.
Will Correct That Mistake.
' But that is all going to be corrected. The
drainage channel will not be a ditch. It will
be a canal large enough to float anything tliat
can navigate the Mississippi river, and so built
as to permit of beiug made larger at the mini
mum of expense, in case the future should de
mand it. The benefits to the northwest of such
a canal are incalculable.
FACTS ABOUT LAKE COMMERCE.
They Are Larue zel Fart uiot Indi
cate an Immense Business.
Washington. Sept. 5. An interesting docu
ment, in view of the recent and still "ln-nding
controversy .ver the question of tolls through
the canals along the Canadian frontier, is too
forthcoming report on the commerce of the
great lakes by S. O. Brock, chief of the bureatt
of statistics. 1 1 contains much of a historical
nature which has never liefore lieen published
in a connected form, as well as the exhaustive
and complete statistics of the' growth and ex
tent of the lake traffic The vast extent of the
territory covered by and tributary to the great
, lakes and the volume of business transacted
I thereon are l.ttle known. The total basin area
isZTO.iiuO square' mile, embraces more than
half the fresh water area of the globe, and
coast line in ti.e I'niteil States extends over
3.iW miles. The extreme distance in the L'nitid
Slates east and west is 1.S7V miles and north
and south miles.
Quite it Sprinkling nf People.
Bordesing on the lakes are eight states with
a Hipulation of over Si.iMUIOI. In these eight
states over thirty-six cities have a popula
tion of over l.lJ each and six have over luu,
(i each. f the improvement of the water
ways along and through the lakes the report
says: "liberal appropriations have been made
in the past that have resulted in great im
provements of the channels, and the policy
now appears to lie to enlarge and deepen all
channels so as to render the lakes west of Buf
falo navigable to vessels drawing twenty feet
of water. By this means not only will the
channels be available for the increasing size of
the vessels, but the traffic of the lakes will be
greatly increased. Commendable progress has
been made in this direction and the work ia
Costly Bnt Profitable.
"When these improvements are completed
the very mm h desired result of navigation for
vessels drawing twenty feet of water through
out the entire ch in of lakes from above Ou
t arii i will lie accomplished, a resu!t that will
lie not only of in calculable benefit to tlie com
merce of these inland seas bnt of great credit
to on r government. There has been expended
on these improvements up to 1SH1 the sum of
The Fleet of the Lakes.
The schooner Illinois. 1ml tons burden, was
the firsl vessel to arrive at Chi-ago from tbe
lower lakes. This iui)ortant event occurred
July li 1SW. On that occasion all tae male in
habitants of t!:e villatre, including the boys,
amounting to nearly WO. assist d in dragging
the craft across the bar. Flags were then
raised on th.: M-hooncr and she sailed up the
forks of ti.e river in fine style. The growth of
the lake fleet lias been rapid snd surprising.
The total tonnage in ls was liil.s-t; tons. valued
at S7.Nis,ti. OnlH-c I. lswl. according to In
land Lloyd s Regist r. t lie ake fleet cousisted
of li") vosse.s of srn.iim tonnage and va'.ued at
S57,ltf4,4MI. This is exclusive of small tugsv
steam canal boats and sailing vest! which
are strictly nt a i art of the carrying fleet.
Columbus Monument for Gotham.
"Siw York, Sept. 5. The Italian transport
Garigliano, bearing the Columbus statue, the
gift of the Italians of New York to this city.,
arrived at quarantine yesterday afternoon.
The monument is in tbe Uarigliano's hold,
packed in 170 parts. The monument, when put
together, will be seventy-six feet high. The
fourteen-foot statue of C dumbus stands upon
niluimi f jgranite twenty eeveu and pneaU
feet high, v??fff-h"'"ret8 upon a large pedestaL
The material of which the entire monument ia
composed was selected with a view to striking
color effects. It will be erected in Central
Park, this city.
The Fight Against Garfield Park.
Chicago. Sept. 5. Racing was again pre
vented by Inspector Lewis at Garfield park
yesterday. Seven thousand people were in at
tendance and waited till 5 o'clock, when the
whole programme was declared off. An in
junction was served on Inspector Lewis, of the
police, early iu tbe day, but its provisions in his
opinion did not apply to the case and he re
fused to allow the sport to go on. George Han
kins was arrested on making an attempt to
tart the races and taken to the station, but
was subsequently bailed out.
Would Be a Fine Yacht Exhibit.
London, Sept. 5. A movement is on foot
among yacht owners to sail direct to Chicago
to visit the World's exposition next yeac
Tbe ltoral Harkfts.
Bran -Wc per cwt.
ShipstufI l.O0 per cwt.
llay Tunoihv. fllaiS; prairie, 10&11; clover
S9&10; baled. $11 0012.50.
Butter Falrto choice, I'-' He; creamery,
Eggs Fresb, 14c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12K; turkeys 12fce
ducks. IviHc: geese, 10c.
racir and TierriBLts.
Apples tt.asQ42.7B perbbl.
Turnips 12 50c
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers
SH&4tc; cows and neifeis, 8K&3c; calves
Hard 7 BOST 75.
Soft S 10&3 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber. It to 16 feet. $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles 75.
Fencing 12to ltSfeet 1 18.
oca board through $16.
Martinique. Sept. 5. Several banks
here have suspended. Exchange is quoted
at 10 premium, and little is obtainable at
, Earthquake in Greece.
. ATHENS, Sept. 5. Several severe shocks
of earthquake were felt ia Zaate on Saturday
About BreadmaklnK. after all. They can
tell a 4300D BAKING POWDF.K.
wit boot the scJcnUnc aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, ot
Should be tested. Just as any other cook
tng material, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of the other tunas.
Can form an opinion of their own.
Oct A can of fTlaaax from your Qrooat
ana convince yonnwlf,