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VOL. XL. NO. 275.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER J 3, 1892.
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A New York Judge and Long
FOOL TEEEOE AND MOB UffBEASON,
Together with Legal Obstruction, May
Let tlie Scourge Into New York Yet
Injunction Granted Against Landing
the Quarantined People on Fire Island,
and Enforced by a Mob at tbe Pier
Unavailing Effort of Senator HcFher
son to Let Light Into Thick Skulls
Disgraceful and Inhuman Doings.
New York, Sept. 13. The war against a
quarantine station on Fire island was
opened in the Courts yesterday. Counsel
for the authorities of the town of Islip
went before Judge Barnard yesterday
morning and obtained an injunction
against Governor Flower, Health Officer
Jenkins, and those in command of the
steamer Stoningtou, to prevent them from
transferring any quarantined passengers
or baggage to Fire island or to any other
place in the town of Islip, Long Island.
The defendants are to show cause on
Thursday why this injunction should not
be made permanent. The complaint in
the action sets forth the purchase of the
Surf hotel and island from Mr. Samrais
for the use and shelter of cabin passengers
from vessels detained at quarantine. It
also sets forth that by the laws the juris
diction of the health officer of New York
is limited to the waters of the port of New
York and that he is prohibited by law
from establishing anything on the shores
for the reception of passengers coming
from the infected vessels.
Deny the State Authority.
The authorities of the town of Islip do
not recognize the authority of the govern or
or of the health officer to land passengers
or to establish a quarantine station at this
point. They claim that it will ruin the
oyster and clam fishing and throw hun
dreds of people out of employment, and
that it will ruin the whole of the south
side of Long Island as a summer resort.
The affidavits submitted in the case were
supported by certificates from physicians
declaring that the health of the people in
that section of Long Island would be
jeopardized ' by the establishment of a
quarantine station. The application for an
injunction was made by Lawyers Fischell
and Reed, of Babylon, and Judge Wilmot
M. Smith. Arguments In the case will be
heard on Thursday, s ''
Flower Will Obey the Law.
': After conferring with Bourke Cockran
And Dr. Jenkins, Governor Flower was
asked if any injunction bad been served
upon him or Dr. JcukinX. He replied that
neither he nor Dr. Jet. kin had seen one,
but as one had been issued it would be
obeyed. Dr. Jenkins, he K-iid, would go
to Fire island by boat with blankets, food
and other supplies, in or .le-r to make pas
sengers on the Cepheus comfortable. "I
will not call out the National guard," he
said, "as I am down here to obey the law."
He added: "I would willingly serve sixty
days in jail myself in exchange for the
landing of those people if I were not gov
ernor." Looks Like Rnsiness.
Commander Jacob W. Miller, of the
First battalion, naval : reserve, acting un
der orders from Governor Flower, late last
night issued orders for tbe battalion to
assemble fully equipped for service at
New Pier So, North river, at 8:30
o'clock this morning. The men were all
notified by the officers of the batteries to
supply themselves with heavy underwear
and two days' rations, beef extract,
crackers and sweet chocolate. Including
officers the New York battalion is over 300 ,
strong, and these men armed with cut-1
lasses, revolvers and rifles on board tugs
in Great South bay or patrolling Fire j
island beach could keep off all ' intruders. I
The men are well disciplined and prove as ,
efficient as the National guards in con-.
A PANIC-STRICKEN MOB.
plaudtd. Tbe boat was rowed back to the
steamer. At 8:30 o'clock a meeting of the
local health boaid was held, and a resolu
tion passed that if Dr. Vought would go
with Lawyer Reid to the steamer and see
that the injunction papers were served,
the board would allow food and blankets
to be taken aboard.
Great People, Long Islanders.
On one of the trips of the ship's yawl to
the landing for bedding Mr. Thompson
came in the boat and asked if the report
ers would take a petition from the passen
gers to be telegraphed to Governor Flow
er. The crowd on the landing said that
nothing could be taken from the ship.
Mr. Thompson stated that the sheets of
note paper he held had been fumigated
according to the requirements of the
United States postoffice. A member of
the Islip board of health was 'appealed to,
but refused to receive the dispatch.
The Appeal Sent Forward.
The' reporters offered to copy it from die
tation, and by the aid of a couple of lan
terns this was accomplished. The appeal
asked the governor "for God's sake" to
send the passengers to their homes or the
empire state would be responsible for
MADE CHARACTERISTIC REMARKS.
'Charley" Foster "Stands Off" the War
Washington. Sept. 13. Acting" Secre
tary Grant and Brigadier General Flagler
had an audience with Secretary Foster
yesterday, in which they renewed their
protest against taking possession of Sandy
Hook for quarantine purposes. They
urged that it would paralyze military
operations on the Hook and lay the en
tire countrv roundabout liable to infec
tion. Secretary Foster made several vig
orous and characteristic temarks and the
interview terminated abruptly without
Secretary Foster reversing his actiou in
Acting; for the Whole People.
Among other points which the secretary
made in rep1 to the war department of
ficials he said that the stopping of mili
tary operations was a very insignificant
matter as compared with stopping tbe in
roads of cholera, and that while the occu
pation of Sandy Hook might affect a few
hundred, or perhaps a thousand people
around there, it would be of great benefit
to the country at large, and he (Secretary
Foster) was acting for the American peo
ple. Looking for Another Defense.
Washington, Sept. 13. President Har
risou is investigating the laws regulating
immigration with a view to suspending it,
if that lie possible. The result of the in
quiry will probably be made knowu in a
day or two. If it is feasible there may be
issued a proclamation covering the case.
PEARY'S ARCTIC EXPLORATION.
Long Island Natives Conduct Themselves
The Cepheus was startrd back to Fire
island yesterday morning before the in
junction proceeding were begun. Upon
arriving near the harbor a mob, made
reckless by its groundless fears which had
been worked upon by met. who should
liave had more sense, was seen to have
possession of the pier and loud cries arose
from the members thereof declaring that
the boat should not land. They were
appealed to to permit the oldest women
and youngest children to be taken to the
hotel for the night, that their lives might
be saved, but refused with brutal cheers.
A Specimen of Idiocy.
After the Cepheus came to auchor two
police officers rowed to the landing and
asked that a letter lie taken to Dr. Vought.
The mob refused to allow the letter to
come ashore, and drove the police off with
threats. The nppeal to let the women and
children land was made by u passenger,
Robert M. Thompson, and this being of no
avail a boat was sent off to the landing in
the bow of which was Senator McPherson,
of New Jersey, who is also in quarantine.
Tho mob, headed by Attorney Keid. who
had the injunction papers, wanted the
captain of the Cepheus to go ashore to
have the papers served on him, but the
McPherson Has no Effect.
Upon arriving ashore Senator Me
,Pherson. said that if they would give him
-tbe papers he would give them to the
captain, and would pledge his word that
the captain would accept the service. But
no, nothins would do except the captain
coming ashore. Then McPherson said:
"If we can bring him ashore will you
agree to let these suffering, innocent, help
less people lanar
"They cannot laud!" yelled the mob. The
crowd stood there sullen and earnest while
the lawyer said: Tln-y cannot land. If
we permit them, we will give away our
case." "They can't laudl" roared the mob.
Senator McPherson sank down in the
boat overcome, and Mr. Thompson cried
out: "You poor people, 70a are being
duped by a tricky lawyer."
Keithsr Food Mor Blankets.
"We are no more tricky than you," an
swered Lawyer Reid. Mr. Thompson then
said: "You will at least allow Dr. Vought
to send us food and blankets."
"Not unless the captain comes ashore,"
answered tha lawyer, and the mob J-
He Killed Five People.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 13. A dis
patch from Wise Court House, Va., state
that Dr. Marshall B. Taylor was Satur
day found guilty of murdering five peo
ple Ira Mullens and wife, Arlson Mul
lens, John Ciiepet and Green B. Harris.
The defendant failed to prove an alibi and
was found guilty of murder in the first
degree. The five victims were in wagons
en route through Pound Creek gap when
they were assassinated. Mrs. Mullens
wore a money belt containing between
$1,000 and (1.500. Taylor robbed her and
secured this. A strong guard is on duty
at the court house part of the force
which protected Taltou Hall and Taylor
will not.be lynched. He will ask for a
Condition or the Gold Keserve.
Washington, Sept. 13 The "ten days"
statement issued fro 11 the treasury depart
ment yesterday afternoon shows the total
net gold in'the treasury to be (114,218,071,
an increase of about (oO.OJO since the first
of the mouth.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
He Finds a Lnnd Where Flowers Grow
and Animal Life A bouds.
ST. Jonxs, Nd., :Sept. 13. The Peary
expedition which left this port in the
summer of 1S91 to make explorations in
North Greenland returned here yesterday
on the Kite. One member of the party
Verhoeff lost his life in the ice fields
around McCormick bay. Otherwise the
expidition met with no serious mishaps.
The party wintered at Redcliffe, and by
the middle of April tbe wheat her bad
sufficiently moderated to permit an ex
ploration of the immediate neighborhood.
Aprill 22 the work of transferring head
quarters to McCormick bay was begun,
l'his proved a difficult task and not until
May 3 was the new camp established.
Journey to the Fa.- North.
May 15 Lieutenant Peary, accom
panied - by three Esquimaux and
sixteen dogs, started on .his long
journey to the north. June 8 the
head of St. George's fjord was reached.
The northward journey was continued as
far north as the 83d parallel, when an ini
penetratable mountain chain compelled
the party to deflect their course to the
southeast. An opening w.ts finally dis
covered and on July 4 the party found
itself at the head of .1 great bay in latitude
81.37 longitude 4. This was named Inde
pendence bay in honor of the day of its
discovery, and the glacier flowing north
into it was christened Academy glacier.
Returned Safely to Camp.
The land in this region was almost en
tirely free from snow. It was covered with
glacial debris and stones of all sizes. Flow
ers grew plentifully. Musk oxen, foxes,
hares, and several species of birds were
also abundant. July 8 the return journey
was begun, and twenty-one days later,
after undergoing unspeakable hardships.
the almost worn out party returned to Mc
Cormick bay. after having traveled a dis-
tauce of 1,300 miles. Iu the nieantimctbu
Kite had arrived, and two days later she
steamed back to Redcliffe.
The Fate of Verlioeff.
Fight days were spent at Redcliffe iu a
search for Verhoeff, who had gone 00 a
geological trip and failed to return. He
was traced to the edge of a glacier and
doubtless perished in one of the numerous
crevasses. Many meteorological observa
tions were made and much valuable
ethnological material was secured in ad
dition to the geographical and geological
Chicago, Sept. 12.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trale today: Wheat September, opened
74closed " J-4e; December, opened 77kjO, closed
764c; May, opened KikiC, closed 81c
Corn September ojened 47i closed 47c:
October.opened ts closed 4796c; May, opened
5181-, closed w4c. Oats September,
oiiened and closed 34tf:; October, opened
346c, closed Xifc; May, opened 38c, closed
S7?t)C. Pork -September, -opened (9.93.
closed - ?.& t$; October, opene I $10.00, closed
f 9. 97)4; January, opened $12.00., closed
(11.9244. Laid September, opened (7.32,
Live stock Prices at tho Union Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hojs Market
rather active on packing and shipping ac
count; opened rather easy at ottloc decline:
became steadi r; tales averaged a 5c decline;
sales ranged at 54 1IK&4.80 jii,. $4.8 5.40
light, (4.S55 1(1 rough packing. S4.9Ju,5.3
mixed. nd &5. loo.tiO heavy packing and
Cattle Market rather active rn local and
shipping account an I feeling steadier; pri
ruled about .rx HUilier, especially on tb
better qualities; quotations range)
at (5.15 & 5.6(1 choice to extra ship
ping steer., S4.6J 2 S.1'1 cood to cboic .
do, S4.10(3.4.-'5 fair to good, A.Mi
4.00 common t medium do, $&4n3 9
butchers steers, J2.ioa,ai3 stockers, SL7541
3.00 Texas tteers, (2.7514.00 range steers,
(3.S0i33.6J feeders J 1.75(:1.00 cows, (2.0JO&25
bulls, and S2.25&5.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active: prices un
changed; quotations ranged at (4.00&4.60 per
100 lbs western. (...'.0&5.3O native 1.25 1 40
Texas, and S.j.(K3,6.0j lambs.
Produce: Hutter Fancy separ itor, 25Jh
5Mic; fine creauierie-t. "il'S-lc; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 2it2ic; packing stock, faesh, 14c
Erss Southern stye's. lflMio per dost.: north
ern. 17c, loss off. Live Poultry liens. lOo per
lb; spring chic ke is. 1H: per lb: roosters, 8c;
ducks. 9c; spring ducks, l:to; turkeys, 12c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Early Ohio, tiotkj
per bu. : Kansas Early Ohios. OJjitSj per bu.;
St. Louis Kiiriy OUio. 5j.i&Sjo ier bu.: Long
Island Rose, $Li J,Lb) per brL Apples
tireen, (i..i4tJ.HJ er bri; poor. (l.mAil.25;
red, $.l.2"ia -; DucUass, 5i'i3.0J per brl;
l(Xd.:ic per box. Blackberries $1.251.50
perl6-quart casji B.u . 'berries $L501iL7i par
Xew York. '
New York. Sept. 12.
Wheat No. 2 mise I cash. TVe; Septem
ber, 7!c; October, 79?ic; November, 81c;
December, 8!; May. Nc Corn No. 2 mixed
rash, 5;c; September, 5d!4c; October. S6Jjc;
November, 05"-;; December, 56Mc Oats Na"
2 mixed cash, 3Mic; September, ib!c; October,
39c Kye Nominal; 6ia67c for car lots
and boat loads. Barley Neglected. Pork
Quiet; old mess, iU.UUj.ll.au. Lard Quiet; -October,
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active and
choice natives 10c p r 100 lbs higher; poorest to
best native steers. (14iiQ5.o5 per 100 lbs; Tex
ana and Colorado, (3.5tx&4.40; bu'.ls and dry
cows, $2.00&3.d0. Sheep and Lambs Sheep,
dull; lambs, active and firm; sheep, $3.UU(&
Bl-'L, per 100 lbs; iambs, (1 ac&S.50. Hogs
Market higher; live hogs, (5.4u0.00 per 109
MRS. HARRISON IS WORSE.
Her Illness Will Keep the President at
Look Lake House, X. Y., Sept. 13.
An unexpected complication has added
itself to Mrs. Harrison's illness and ber
condition now is so grave that it will pre
vent tbe president from being absent from
the sick room. In consequence tbe trip
through northern and central New York,
which tbe president had anticipated mak
log, bas been given up. Chairman
Hackett, of the Republican state commit
tee, was apprised of the facts by telegraph
from Loon Lake yesterday. Much
solicitude bas been expressed at the sud
den turn in Mrs. Harrison's condition.
On the Base Rail Dlimond.
Chicago, Sept. is. Following are tbe
cores at base ball made yesterday by Na
tional league clubs: At Baltimore Chi'
cago 12. Baltimore 7; at Brooklyn Cleve
land 1, Brooklyn 6; at New York St.
Louis 8. New York S; at Philadelphia
Louisville 6, Philadelphia 18; at Boston
Pittsburg 3, Boston 11; at Washington
lancinnau 4, Washington 5.
Tbe Local marketa. -t
Wheat WH&92C f
Bran -f(5c per rwt,
Shirstnff (1.00 per cwt.
Ilsy Timothy, (aiO; upland, S8210; slouch
(fi&S; baled. (il OO12.fiO.
Battel Talr to choice, 18c; creamery, JSGJ34C
Ecus Fresh. 15c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12H; tnrkeys 1250
ducks, 12Hc: geese, 10c.
ritrrr and vsgbt&slks.
Apples (.S5(i$a. 75 per bbL
Potatoes 95c. ,
Turnips 453 50c
Cattle Bntchers pay for corn fed steers
SHtfUHc; cows and neifeis, 2H&3c; calves
Hard 7 Brt5J7 75.
Soft X 10&S 30.
Common boards (16,
Joist Scantling and timber, lto IS feet. (13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
jl. j a. coingies ax D .
Lath $2 50.
Fencins 12to 16 feet (18.
ock boards.rough (16.
IS ON TOP
(No other i J
Is mo VflCdJ
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over-' endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
In Cans. At your Grocer's