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VOL, XL. NO. 273.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER iO, 1892.
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CHOLER A MICROBES
A Shipload of Them Arrives
at New York.
THE SCANDIA A EEGTJLAK PEST SHIP
Thirty-two Deaths on the,s Voyage, One
In the Cabin The Worst Itecord of
Any Vessel So far President Harri
son Say Sandy Hook Can Be Used aa
a Kef nee War Department Reasons
Why It Shonld Not Be Ex-Mayor
Hewitt's Offer Abating at Hamburg.
Xew Yokk, Sept. 10. The dreaded
Scandia. has arrived, reaching quarantine
at 1:30 this morning, and Dr. Byron re
ports as follows: "Have visited the Scan
din and find the following: Total number
of passengers 1,0S6, cabin, 28, steerage, 981,
crew, 77. On the voyage there were Wi
deaths, of which there were 'it in steerage,
one in cabin and two among the crew. I
am starting, in our tug Crystal Water to
transfer seven cases stricken with the
plague to the hospital here on Swinburne
The Scandia sailed from Hamburg on
Aug. 25, and it had been expected that she
would be the final coup for the plague
ridden Hamburg-American company.
The report shows the worst fears are more
than realized. No such mortality as that
which Captain Kopff has been compelled
to report has heretofore been recorded dur
ing the present reign of the plague.
Woe for the Detained Ones.
The feelings of those on the ships that
have been detained for a week when they
see the transfer boat speeding to and fro
between Swinburne Island and the
Scandia may better be imagined than de
scribed. The moving of the tu tells a
story the horror of which is increased ten
fold because they cannot know the exact
trnth. Dr. Jenkins was awakened to re
ceive the news and give it to the few
newspaper men about. Others in bed
were soon summoned in haste to send
the grievous tidings to their papers. Sev
eral days since Dr. Jenkins was presented
with a cablegram by the agents of the
line stating that another of their ships,
the Uohemia, left Hamburg Aug. 31 with
070 steerage passengers, all having been
isolated from five to eight days; that the
steerage and baggage were disinfected.
Daily Mortuary Keport.
The Wieland arriveil early yesterday
morning, but all lier passengers were well.
The Wyoming, which had come up to the
upper station, was found to have had two
deaths on board, and was ordered to the
lower station at once. Her fatalities were
two children of 6 mouths and 3 years, and
it is uucertain what they died of. Their
mother, however, is ill it h undoubted
cholera. Following is t ln record: On the
Wyoming Deaths, two I'erssor childcen;
new cases, the mother of the above and
two Russian children. On the Normannia
Dead, Carl Blossing, 3-S years old, one of
the crew; new cases, Adolph Weiss, aged
21, one of the crew.
Later. The mother of the two dead
children died this morning.
Complaints Declared False.
Speaking of the situation Dr. Jenkins
said that it was decidedly encouraging. It
is grave enough, he believes, however, to
justify the enforcing of the most stringent
quarantine regulations until it is mani
festly safe to release any vessel. In regard
to the appeal sent to Governor Flower
charging negligence on the part of the
LeAlth officials. Dr. Jenkins said that thrv
were false. It was particularly false that ;
dead bodies with the knowledge of the
physicians had been allowed to remain on
any ship. It was contrary to instructions. '
which were in no instance violated, and :
the bodies were removed as soon as pos- !
(letting the Ilefuge Ships Ready. J
The steamship Stonington and the '
United States training ship XewHamp-j
shire are now being fitted up for the re
ception of the detained passengers on the
llugia and Normannia. Karly yesterday
the Stonington arrived from Xew Lon
don, where she had been lying for the
past year, and she left for quarantine to
day. The Xew Hampshire has also
reached Hoboken, X. J., where she is be
ing fitted up. She will have to be sup
plied with cots, bedding and various other
furniture. The Great Western line has
offered to charter a propeller with accom
modations for 250 persons for the same
REFUGE ON SANDY HOOK.
The President Tuts in a Word That Set
tles Matt era.
In obedience to an order from the presi
dent General Grant, acting secretary of
war, was obliged to withdraw his opposi
tion to the use of a portion of the govern
ment reservation at Sandy Hook for the
quarantined cabin passengers, aud Secre
tary Charles Foster rec-ived a dispatch
from him yesterday, turning over the de
sired land to the treasury department. The
dispatch came none too soon, as a commit
tee, representing the passengers on the
Xormannia, aud composed of such well
known men as Senator Mcpherson, E. L.
Godkin, and A. M. Palmer, sent a vigor
ous petition and protest to Governor
Flower yesterday, setting forth their con
dition and asking for assiHtauce.
r ind a Whole Lot of Fault.
In addition to this protest is another by
a sanitary committee composed of six phy
sicians. They say that t he passengers on
the ship, all of whom are now in good
health, are in great danger from conta
gion, especially because of the careless
ness of the health officers. They charge
that there is delay in removing the sick
from the bout; that dead bodies have been
kept on board for more than twenty-four
hours; that there has never been a thor
ough inspection; that disinfecting mate
rial has not been furnished promptly
enough nor iu sufficient quantities, aud
that the water supply of the ship is poor
Jenkins Has Full Power.
Dr. Jenkins was "on his head," as it
were, yesterday before be beard again
from Assistant Secretary of War Grant.
Hia good luck came all at once. First
was the news that Sandy Hook could be
used and next a telegram from Governor
Flower telling hiui to hire or bay all the
boat or land necessary to meet the
emergency. And then came Hon. Abrara
S. Hewitt offering the use of Plum island
free of charge for a refuge for the cabin
and uninfected passengers. The Stoning
tou and the training ship Hampshire also
got to the city during yesterday, and it
began to look, as though the health of
ficials' troul'es were over for a time.
Location of Hewitt's Offer.
Plum island, which Mr. Hewitt offered
the health authorities, Ls at the eastern ex
tremity of Long island, six miles from
Orient, the nearest village; twelve miles
from Greenport, and thirteen miles from
Sag Harbor. The island has about 600
acres, but no buildings except a light
house and one farm bonse. Gardiner's
bay is of easy access, and there is anchor
age for any number of vessels. "The island
is there," Dr. Hewitt said: "and the city
may have it free of charge for this humane
purpose. Steamers conld go do down
there in four hours, aud tents could be put
up in twenty-four hours after the island
DIFFICULTY ABOUT THE HOOK.
Why Grant Thought Its TJse Imprac
ticable Flagler's Report.
Washington, Sept. 10. The story of the
application by the health authorities of
Xew York for the use of part of the gov
ernment reservation at Sandy Hook as a
refuge for cabin passengers on infected
ships is as follows: Ou the 7th inst. Secre
tary Foster, of the treasury, telegraphed
Acting Secretary of War Grant stating
that the Xew York health officer wanted
the Hcok for the purpose noted above aud
expressing the hope that Grant would
send immediate orders to the officer in
charge at the Hook to comply with the
request. This was indorsed by Secretary
Flagler Puts in Objections.
Acting Secretary Grant referred this cor
respondence to General Flagler, chief of
the orduanee bureau, who has charge of
the gun testing experiments now in prog
ress at Sandy Hook, and he had the fol
lowing to say about the matter: "The prov
ing ground at Sandy Hook is now in daily
and constant use in carrying out trials and
tests of the utmost importance. On these
trials depends all of the important work
relating to coast defence construction.
The pressure of this work is so great that
all the facilities of the proving ground are
at present insufficient forcartyingon work
as rapidly as needful. A temporary sus
pension of work at the proving ground
would soon partially suspend work at the
construction establishments, and event
ually suspend it entirely. A detachment
of troops and about 100 civilians are en
gaged in these trials, and reside on the
Woold Stop All the Work.
"Such use as that proposed would
make it necessary to remove all these peo
ple and would leave valuable machinery
and large quantities of powder and high
explosives without suitable care for their
protection. The engineer department has
also a large force of employes residing on
the reservation, which would necessarily
be compelled to suspend work and move
away. In all this work the department
has large and important contracts in
volved, and the suspension of the work
would make it impossible to carry out
contract and obligations. In my judg
ment the loss to the government of the
reservation as proposed would be so great
that it should not be permitted except as
an extreme and last resort."
Agiees Under Protest.
The acting war secretary approves this,
and that was where the matter stood
Thursday. Friday the president's order
was received. But Grant still thiuks it a
bad move. He said yesterday: "I simply
wish to say that the armor plate tests can
not be carried on with safety with so many
people in the vicinity. In firing at the
armor plate squarely it is likely to glance
off at an angle in almost any direction,
and the danger to life would be great. You
will remember that oue of the shots fired
from the proving ground struck a schooner
at sea, and while there is hardly any prob
ability that this will ver occur again, it
shows how great would be the danger to
the passengers of the infected ships who
would be stationed on Sandy Hook."
STILL BRIGHTER AT HAMBURG.
A Notable Improvement in the Cholera
HAMBURG, Sept. 10. The decrease in the
number of fresh cases and deaths contin
ues. Yesterday the frtsh cases numbered
7S9, or 108 fewer than Thursday. The
deaths numbered 24C, or 52 fewer than
Thursday. There were 4S1 burials, or 17
fewer than Thursday. In the cholera hos
pitals 2,941 patients are under treatment.
Since Thursday afternoon there was a
rapid decline of the epidemic in the har
bor district and last night but thirty or
forty persons were in the cholera barracks
A Little Life In the Streets.
The general betterment of the city's
prospects is already apparant in the be
havior of the people. A little life has
been noticeable in the streets, although a
stranger would still think himself in a
city of the dead. In the poorer districts,
however, no change is apparent. The
lack of employment must continue there
for several weeks yet and to the im
poverished working people this means as
many weeks on the verge of starvation.
The general quarantine against ships from
this port has caused a virtual suspension
of commerce, and as long as that quaran
tine continues thousands of men will be
debarred from work on the water front.
The relief committees have raised faOO.000
marks to alleviate the sufferings of the
poor. One of the most generous subscri
bers was Prince Bismark, who has given
Jack Frost Downing King Cholera.
St. Peieksbukg. Sept. 10. The cold
weather is subduing the cholera plague
throughout Russia, except in the Ukraine
Proposition for a Rig Lease-
Chicago, Sept. 10 William C. Lane, re
ceiver of the United States Rolling Stock
company, yesterday applied to the United
States circuit court for permission to lease
the plants of the company at Hegewiscb.
Ills.; Decatur and Anniston, Ala., and Ur
ban a, O., to the United States Car com
pany, a Xew Jersey corporation. The car
company agrees to pay all expenses of in
surance, taxes, interest on certain mort
gage bonds, to keep the property in good
condition, and to surrender it on three
Fares to the Chattanooga Reunion.
Washington, Sept. 10. General Rose
crans has information that all the railroad
associations, with one exception, west and
south of Xew England, In-ginning with
Monday next will sell tickets at reduced
rates, mostly half fare, to the reunion of
the Army of the Cumberland, which
opens at Chattanooga Sept. 15. The West
ern Passenger association, whose lines lie
west and north of Illinois, refuses to join
the combination. Veterans within tha
territory can obtain half rates to Chatta
nooga as soon as they reach Illinois.
The "Hike" Ahead of Nancy Hanks.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 10. Another
day of record smashing has passed into
the history of bicycle racing, Zimmerman
again distinguishing himself. Zimmerman
first started for Xaucy Hanks' mile record
with a flying start. He did not succeed,
but established a mile record of 2.-08 4 5
George F. T. -lor lowered Zimmerman's
flying mile to 2:08 15. The Xew Jersey
rider then wnt after Nancy a second tima
and eclipsed her record made on a regula
tion track by 1-5 of a second. His time
was 2:08 4-5.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Sept. a.
Following wera the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat September, opened
TUVgc, closed Tbjifcc; Pecember.opened T6cclosed
74c; May. opened and closed 8'c.
Corn September opened 7c, closed 4"T4je;
October.opencd 4r!-4c close! 47.le; May, oiened
Blc, closed 56?. O.its September,
opened 3;t4c closed :3:6c: October, opened
and closed Ii?sc; May, opened iCVic, closed
87rgC- l'cik-September, opened flU.lt,
dosed fl2i October, opens I 10.15. closed
110.25: January. opened $ll.7S4 closed
$12.1 :H. Lard September, opt-ned and closed
Liv 6tOck Prices at the Union Stock
yards toiay raugel as fodws: Uos Market
rather active on p.f;in;r and ehippl.ij ac
count and prices about 5 cents higher;
sales ranned at SHo'ii.Sl pUs. $l.i(&5.40
light, fl.KWiSrS rough jiackins. $i.9')5.S0
mixed, and i. 1U&3.7-1 heavy packing and
Cattle Market moderately active and prices
without material i Limine; quotations tanged
at So. lu 5 5.iJ -lioit e to extra ship
ping stver, f 4.Y . 5.H' toot to choice
do. J4.1HJJ4.."I fair to good. f.l.M3
4.110 common t- nie.linin do, 3.4k(t3 90
butchers' steers, f.vnjf ain stockers, fl 753
3.'K Texas steers. ?u,.75.;4.0J rango steers,
f;t.--Vi:i.03 feeders 11.75 a,""" cow. $2.0.HiW.25
bulls, aud $-'.2'i. ". i veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active: prices un
changed: notations ratine i at S4.0U-.J4.60 per
I'M ltis western. S i.-OAfrVW native, $1.25 ,4. 10
Texas, ami S.t.iKt 0 1 lambs.
Produce: Itutter Faacy sepantor. 25iJ
25Hc; lino creameries 2;2ic: dairies, fancy,
fresh. -Xl.rt2.'c; ckin stock. fresh. 14c
Eiw Southern st'tek. lio por dox.: north
ern. 17c loss off. Live Poultry Hens, 10c per
lb; spring chicke is. lu.: per lb; roosters, 6c;
ducks. !k-; sprin r dm-k. l; turkeys. 12c per
lb. i'otatoes Minnesota Karly Chios, tu&oc
per bu.: Kansis Karly tXii-w. 61j,lj per bo.;
St. Louis Kariy Ouios, 51553 per bu.: Long
L-l.ui t lios. 51. ii.iiS) p.;r brl. Apples
Green. S3.5ttit-.UJ pr bri; poor. Sl.lAKjd.iS;
red. S-!.2'.(;ifc'1.53: Duoh iiti-S.0j per brl;
10Ij.-'c per bos. Blackberries S1.-1.S0
per lo-uuart cass. Biu -barries- Jl.oJil. Ji per
lb-quart ca se.
New York. Sept. 9.
Wheat No. 8 tnise 1 cash. 79)4c; Septem
ber, 78Hic; October. 7r?e; November, (Wc;
December, 8x Corn No. it mixed rash, &cz
September. October. 554-. Oats No.
2 mixed cash, 36c; September, 38c; October.
3f4c: Novemoer, i&&c Rye Neglected : 62
(tfc for car lots and boat loads. Barley
Nominal. Prk Quiet; old mess. S11.UX3
11.5U. Lard Quiet; September, fei 66; Octo
Live Stock: Cattle Tra ling slow, and com
mon to medium grades 10c per 100 lbs lower;
poorest to best native steers, S3-40.i4.5 par 100
lbs; bulls an 1 dry cows, $2.153.85. Sheep and
Lmb Sheep slow but steady; Iambs weak
and a shade esier; sheep, $3l3(X&5 per 100
lbs; lamb?. tl7.'ij.6 5J. Hogs Nominally
te4t live higs. S5.-U&5.A5 per 100 lbs.
The Local Slarketa.
Corn 45ffc4K. - .
Bran SSc per cwt,
Shipetoff J1.00 perewt. '
Hay Timothy. SSai0; upland. SS210: clou ch
S6S; baled. Ill 0012.eu,
PBODCCB. " .
Batter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery, J34c
Kgcs Frerh, 15c; packed. 10c. -Poultry
Chickens. tnrkevs 12Vo
docks, line; geese, 10c.
PBrtT AND TSOSTABLBS.
Apples f .$2.7B per bbl.
On ions 80&85c.
Turnips 15a 50c
Cattle Butchers nav for corn fed ateeru
8Hft4Hc: cows and heifers. SViaSe: calves
Hard 7 Bft&T 75.
Soft t 10&3 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, 11 to 16 feet, SIS.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles 1 75.
Lath 2 50.
Fencing 12to 16 feet $18.
ock boards,rougb $18.
fir AM A W
II If It
LESSTHAN HALF THE
PRICE" 0Fi)T HER BRANDS
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS5i