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Rock Isl and Daixjt Argu
VOL. XL. NO. 277.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1892.
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IT SNEAKS ASHOEE.
The Cholera Germ Gets a
Foothold at Gotham.
FIVE OASES, FATAL EVERY TIME,
While the Authorities Were Declaring
the Metropolis Free from the Dread
Infection W.itRn Health Official
Meet at Chicago and Prepare to Face
the New Emergency Rales Adopted
for the Regulation of Passenger and
Other Traffic New York's Guardians
Dumfounded at the Developments.
CniCAGO. Sept. t3. The railroad men
have joined bands with the medical au
thorities in an endeavor to prevent
cholera from creeping into the interior of
the country. Yesterday a conference be
tween the representatives of the different
state boards of health and the representa
tives of the railroad companies which
have offices in this city, was held at the
Grand Pacific for the purpose of adopting
practical methods of saving the people
from the scourge which has liow entered
New York, and which, it is feared, may
travel to other cities if the strictest means
of prevention be not exercised. Previous
to the conference with the railroad men a
meeting of the medical men was held for
the purpose of drawing up rules to be sub
mitted for discussion.
Some of the Health Board Men.
Among those present from other cities
were Dr. C. X. Hewett, secretary of the
Minnesota board of health; Dr. Solon
Marks, president of the Wisconsin board;
Dr. J. T. Reeves, a member of the same
board; Dr. J. F. Kennedy, secretary of the
Iowa board; Dr. J. C. Schroeder, a member
of the same board; Dr. Delos Tell, of
the Michigan board; Dr. William Bailey,
of the Kentucky board; Dr. C. C. Probst,
secretary of the Ohio board; Dr. E. Atkin
son, secretary of the Missouri board; Dr.
C. X. Metcalf, secretary of the Indiana
board; Dr. J. X. MeCormack, secretary of
the Kentucky bonrd. The following mem
bers of the Illinois board were present: Dr.
W. A. Haskell, president.; Dr. W. F.
Reilly, secretary; Dr. A. L. Clark, Dr.
McGriflith. Dr. L. Ludha-.ii pnd Dr.
Must Have Health Certificates.
The meeting adopted the following:
'Requirements of the .boards of health of
the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Wiscon
sin, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri,
and Ohio for the tr.ui'-portation of immi
grant passengers and their'effects to the
states represented by the s.iul boards:
"Rule 1. That thi conference recom
mends that every immigrant passenger
before being allowed to land at any port of
or to cross into the. United States shall ob
tain a certificate from the health officer of
the port or point of entry, or from a sani
tary inspector of the United States mariue
hospital service where the service has
charge of quarantine aud disinfection or
the same certificate from the quarantine
officer at Grosse Isle, setting forth the
name of such immigrant, whence emi
grated, name and port of clearance of vessel;
the date of arrival at port of en
try; the fact of the existence or non-existence
of any infectious disease on said
ship; the period of detention therefor at
quarantine; local destination of the immi
grant in any state or tetritory of the
United States, and further a certificate
that he or she is free from any danger of
conveying the contagion of Asiastic
cholera or small-pox in person, and that
his or her effects and belongings have
been subjected to approved processes of
disinfection before being allowed to enter
into the United States.
"Rule 2. That a certificate of disin
fect ion as requested in rule 1, signed by j
the official under whose charge the work '
of inspection and disinfection has been '
performed, and giving name of owner and j
date of issue, snail be conspicuously
attached to each piece of baggage of such
STATE INSPECTION PRESCRIBED.
But It All Applies to "Immigrants" and
Cholera in New York City.
"Rule 3. That any railway or transpor
tation company accepting immigrants for
transportation through the country repre
sented at this conference who are not pro
vided with certificates prescribed in rule 1,
and whose baggage does not bear the cer-
f; 1 1 npnriilwl fnp in rnlt 9. cViutl
subject to the quarantine rules of the states j
represented in this conference and to any I
deteutlou at the borders or within the ter-
ritory of such state for such thoroughness
of inspection as the authorities of each
state may deem necessary.
"When Practicable" a Good Term.
"Rule 4. That immigrant passengers, if
not conveyed on separate trains exclu
sively devoted to such service, shall be
transported, when practicable, in cars
to which access shall be denied to other
passengers, and the disinfected baggage,
other than hand baggage carried by them,
shall not be accessible to them until they
have arrived at their respective points ot
destination: and similar precautious shall
be observed in the transportation of im
migrant passengers by w ater."
This was adopted in place of a rule that
would have been effective, havinir no
"when practicable" chasm iu it. "When
practicable" would cover a whole lot of
j . State Hoard' to Be Notified.
("Rule 5. That railroad or other trans
portation compauies carrying such immi
grants shall telegraph to the secretaries of
the state boards of health, designated
health authorities at the distributing
points, advising of the time of arrival of
such immigrants aud in time sufficient to
allow of the trains being met by inspec
tors, and shall also telegraph notice of any
sickness among such Immigrants to said
"Rule 6. That the requirements set forth
in Rules 1 and S shall apply to passengers
of any class arriving on a vessel infected
with Asiatic -cholera or small-pox."
It was decided that these rules should
go into effect Sept. 20.
'; THE CHOLERA GETS ASHORE.
A Faet That Cwavieta Gth.ana Headta
OJBeers mt WegleeU ' '
Nkw Took, Sept li Every day for
more than a week the health board of this
city has posted the bulletin: "There are
no cases of Asiatic cholera in this city."
That was the positive announcement, and
during that time the board knew there
were several suspected cases that when
they ended fatally and complete examina
tion was made proved to be cholera. Alto
gether five have died, and it is not known
at this writing whether they were resi
dents of this city or immigrants who got
in Just before quarantine was made strict
Dr. Jenkins Much Surprised.
Dr. Jenkins looked startled when he
was told of this matter, and declared he I
didn't believe "it got in by quarantine." j
There was no need for it to. Opportunity
was abundant before quarantine was es
tablished. There was one way, however,
it was said, by which the disease could
have gotten through quarantine. The
men who supplied meat to the pest ships
also sold meat in the city. They went
out to the ships frequently, but were not
permitted on board. Dr. Jenkins doesn't
believe the epidemic got ashore that way
either. lie siys that quarantine will be
just as stringent as ever.
Not Fearful of an Rpidemie.
Medical commissioner of the health. Dr.
Bryant, said: "I do not think that the
disease will become epidemic." This, he
says, is almost assured from the fact that
no suspicious cases have occured since
Tuesday. "There seems to be but little
danger," said Dr. Bryant, "so far, and the
public need not be alarmed. Every pre
caution has been taken by the board of
health to combat and crush down the
disease wherever it may appear." Dr. Ed
son, of the bureau of contagious diseases,
was also of the opinion that there will be
no cholera epidemic here. "I think its
spread will be less than the typhus fever,"
Where Did It Come From?
"A to where the cholera came from,
that is the question we are trying to solve.
It is in the city, and it must have come
from some outside source. It must have
passed some quarantine. I think that be
fore twenty-four hours we will have run
flown the direction from which the disease
came. There may be cases of sporadic
cholera over the .lity. but I think the dis
ese will be speedily overcome." There
has been subscribed to the chamber of
commerce cholera emergency fund over
Incubation of the Microbe.
While talking yesterday about the re
lease of the passengers now on Fire island,
which he said would take place to-day,
Dr. Jenkins was asked how long a deten
tion was necessary in the cases of people
who came over on an infected ship. He
said: "The actual lime of possible devel
opment after incubation varies from
twenty-four hours to sixteen days, accord
ing to different authorities. We prefer to
make the extreme limit five days among
well people and ten days among those who
have been exposed to infection. In the
3ase of passengers remaining on the in
fected ships ten days after the last case de
veloping on board w ill be deemed a safe
A (Taiis ax Quarantine.
Down at quarantine yesterday there was
one death, Scarakie Sarasian and one new
case, Sloman Eilitowitch. The steamer
Heligoland arrived and reported two
deaths at sea. There have been no deaths
nor any sickness on th Moravia for ten
days. The new case reported yesterday
was on the Sandia. The State of Xevada,
from Glasgow arrived, and is the first ship
amenable to the twenty days quarantine
prescribed by the treasury circular.
HISTORY OF GOTHAM'S CASES.
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, Sept. 15. Following are the
scores at base ball made yesterday by Na
tional league clubs: At Baltimore Cleve
land 5, Baltimore 7; at Philadelphia
Pittsburg 8, Philadelphia 3; at Xew York
Louisville 2, Xew York 4; at Washington
Sc. L,?juis 3, Washington 15; at Brooklyn
Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn 3.
Prince Hermann Badly Hurt
Berlin, Sept. 15. Prince Hermann of
Scharburg-Lippe was thrown from his
horse while riding near Linx and sus
tained a fracture of the skull. His con
dition is critical.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Sept. is. The following are
the weather indication tor twenty tour hoars
from s i. in. esu?nly: For Indiana and Illi
nois Fair, warmer we .ther; westerly winds,
becoming southerly. For Michigan Fair
weather; warmer to-niorrow; westerly winds
becoming variable. For Wi-iconsln Fair,
warmer weather, except ia extreme northern
porti n; we-torly wi.ids. For lows Fair,
warmer wea:iin; variable winds.
Widely Scattered aud None of Them
There is one fact that causes both pro
fessionals and laymen to wonder iu con
nection with the five cases of cholera in
this city, which fact came out last night,
and that is that they were widely scat
tered. If all had occurred within a nar
row area it mighthave been possible to de
termine the exact source of infection. All
the deaths were among residents who so
far as known at present have not been in
contact with any recently arrived immi
grants. Charles McAvoy was the first to
be taken with the cholera. Dr. Deshon
was summoned, and he did all that could
be done, but in twenty-four hours the man
Cases of Wiman and Wife.
William Wigmau had a diarrheal com
plaint on Sept. 2. He had been in this
country thirty-two years, and, so far as
known had not been in contact with any
person recently from an infected district.
He died at the end of eight days. His
wife, Sophia, was stricken on Sept. 9 and
lived only thirty-six hours afterward. She
undoubtly caught the disease from her
busK-tnd. whom site was nursing. The
n xt victim, a child but 18 months old,
inuie L ii-cer. die. I in forty-eight
lii ur.-. and Charlotte Beck, was curried
away in twenty-four hours.
Strict Watch Now Kept.
Her body is now at the Carnegie ob
servatory. Experts are making a micro
scopic examination, the ret:it of which
will probably ic nimoti'iced to-day. The
rooms of : i.e v'.c'ims l.avr lieen thoroughly
fut:'i'atti and .',l !eiding and clothing
wliii h co-.il l f..r-ii,!y aid iri spreading the
disease o.-- ! a I. timed. Two physicians
have beeu assigned to remain night and
day in each house where a death has oc
curred and to give instant aid should any
case of diarrheal complaint occur.
Moat Have Come From Europe.
Should further cases develop the
patients will be immediately removed and
the cases reported at headquarters. Dr.
Joseph D. Bryant said he could not tell
how the plague reached the city. "It cer
tainly came from Europe," he said, "for it
can not start up of itself. It is a disease
that is propagated by germs, and by germs
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Sept. It.
Following wen thi quotations on the board
of trale tiwlav: Wheat September, opened
rJSc, closed ;. c; Decembr.oiened 4c. closed
7:c; ilay, opeued 85.40, closed 8lc
Corn September opened 7ir, closed 47c:
L-tober,opened iso, closed 4c; Mar, opened
l?S'- c1om.i1 5i9sc Chits oex'tember.
opened Slso, closed tXi4 ; tk tober,. opened
84c. closed oiKs1": May, oper.e 1 37!4c, closed
STc l'ork September, opened (10L &
closed Slalll; Octo'jer, o;ieuel SlO or. closed
$1U.1.'H: January, opened $11.97i closed
f 11.9 Hi. Lard September, opened $7.3
closed 87.37Hj. j
Live stoek-Price at tha ouLra Stock
yards today ranged as foil iw Hos Market
active; pao ers and shippers buying; light
opened 8tea.lv: on other grades 5J1U c lower
later the feeling was t-trongsr and prices ral
lied .; sales ranged at $4.0i&L70 pi.T3. $1-75
(S.Y35 light, $4.8 aS UO rough packing. $4.t&
5.o5 mixed, and $'.UU&5.4o heavy packing and
shipping lots. a
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shipping account an I prices rale I 5S10o
lower: feeling weak; quotations ranged at
So. l."4j,S.5S choice to extra shipping steers, (4.60
G&.1" cood to choice do, 4.104.55 fair
to good, Xi0:&4.(J common to medium
do, $3.40(3.3 to butchers' steers, S2.5IK&3.15
etockars. il-7333.t Texas steers, $3.75tiV
4.00 range steera, $.3,-Y..o.(yJ feeders, $1.75
3.IAI cows, $i.O bulls, and $5&&. veal
Sheep Market rather active: prices &&10e
lower; quotations ranged at $4.0U4&4.60 per
100 lbs western. $:.."UQJl33 native $3.2534.30
Texas, and $3.titiQ6.2j lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy septritor. 25
25Vsc; fine creauierie. dairies, fancy,
fresh, "JJi.'o; iackia stock, fresh. 14c
Eggs Southern st-ci. lit1? per doz.; north
ern. 17c, loss off. Ijve poultry Hens. lUc per
lb; sprins chicke is. 1'iJ-a-j per lb: roosters, 6c;
ducks. Sc; sprin : ducks, loo; tor keys, 13c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota arly Ohio. tt;6a
per bu.; Kausas Karly Uhis. t)i4 per bo.;
St. Liouis Karly U:dos. 5ivt,Vj per bu.: Iiong
Island Kos- Sl:iii5) p.-r brL Apples
Crreen. Si-Vijit-Jj per brl; poor, Sl.tMjiVl.Sc.
red. s.iiifc Unclnis. Si. Wi3.Jj par brl.
New York. Sept. 14.
Wheat No. 2 mixel cash. TVjjc: Septem
ber, TVc; October, 7Sc: November, 81?ic:
December, t-i; March. S7c.Com No. - mixed
rash, i74c: s-eptember. oiAgc: October. U$Hic;
November, 5 ftsc; December. 57igc Oats No.
S mixed cash. 3Sc: October, SSjc; November.
lire yuiet bnt bt-jady: 3&iSc for car
lots and boat loads. Uarley Neglected. Pork
Vuiet; old uief. &ll.uull.na Lard Quiet;
September, ?7.7l; October, $7.61
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active, and
choke nntires to d at an advance of lOcper
lut lbs; poorest to best native steers, $3.v&
5.-5 per 10U lbs: Texans and Colorado. $3,304
3.S5: bulls and dry cows. 1.80&2.4U, Sheep
and Lambs Sheep slow, lambs active and
firm; sheep. S3. AM5.Uht per 100 lbs; lambs, $4.-5
66 6-!. Hogs Market steady; live bossj$5.40
&6.0U per 1UU U.
The liorai Jlarkets.
Bran -c5c per cwt,
Stais-off 1.00 rewt.
Hay Timothv. t-tftlO: upland, JSaiO ; slouch
S&S6; baled. SU 00li.5O.
Battel' Fair to choice. 18c: creamery. SS34e
Ectrs Fresh. 15c ; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10Qt2!4; turkeys la
dacke, l-'ftc: geese, 10c.
r BTIT and vkobtablxs.
Apples f .a5ai 75 perbbl.
LIT I STOCK.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers
8S34Hc; cows and neifers, SHQ3c; calves
Hard 7 5f7 75.
Soft 2 IO&S 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber. 12t 16 fH;t. 511.
Kvery additional foot inlem-tl, 50 rents.
X A X Shinties t 75.
Fencir8 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock. boards,rough $16.
Why the Fleet Went to Tenesuela.
Washington, Sept. 15. Secretary of
State Foster stated yesterday that the
despatch of naval vessels to Venexuela
was Dot in any way influenced by the
boundary question between Venezuela
and Great Britain, nor was it known at
the state department that that question
had recently assumed any new phase.
There are important American commer
cial and other interests at various Vene
zuelan ports which. In the present state of
ararchy prevailing in that country, it was
not possible to protect with a single man-of-war,
and it was thought desirable that
a force sufficient for that purpose should
be sent. ....
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