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WHAT THE "FOOT AND MOUTH"
This plague among domestic ani
mals, especially cattle, sheep, swine
and goats, is characterized by sensi
tive sores on the tongue, palate and
hoof of the animals .
The sores become red and raw with
in a very short time and cause the
disease to spread rapidly to other cat
tle. Lameness appears and the milk
ducts dry up. It takes two years to
cure an animal.
The only way tc sfamp out the
disease is to destroy all animals afflicted.
Rock Island, III. Rock Island rail
road has quarantine against stock
yards at Chicago and Peoria. No
stock subject to quarantine rules is
being accepted for shipment any
where along the lines.
Cleveland. City health officials
placed ban on shipments of milk from
South Bend, Ind, Herd of 300
blooded Holsteins owned by Notre
Dame University must be slaught
Hammond, Ind. Thousands of
cattle and carloads of horaes con
signed to British government unload
ed here for disinfection.
Galesburg, III. Stock yards here
placed under quarantine.
Albany, N. Y. State agricultural
dep't declares conditions in Western
New York from outbreak of foot and
mouth disease growing worse. State
closed against all shipments from
Hampshire county in Massachusetts,
where disease has also been discov
ered.! Pittsburgh. Farmers in Western
Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West
Virginia who ship cattle, hogs and
sheep to this market advised to with
hold shipments for present.
Mandan, N. D. Northern Pacific
stockyards, largest in state, ordered
Paw, Paw, III. 36 cattle and 75 I
hogs on farm of Wm. Bend killed.
Slaughtering yards here quarantined.
FOOD PRICES GOING UP
In the face of the statements of
the "meat hogs" that the quarantine
would not affect meat prices, and al
though the trust papers gave wide
publicity to the packers' declarations
that because of the amount of cold
storage meat no jump could be pos
sible, meat has started on a glide
Several large cities relying on Chi
cago for then meat declared that
higher prices were already in opera
tion and that we could expect our
Poultry prices were advanced iy2
to 2 cents early today, and eggs
went 1 to 2 cents higher per dozen.
The way the commission men bought
showed an expected rise in their
goods soon, although they said the
prices bodst was due to "natural
Two states, Iowa and Massachu
setts, were addd to the quarantine
list by the government yesterday
and Mississippi may join the others
today. The new ones made a total
of ten restricted states." s
Chicago's Packingtown closed last
night at 5 o'clock, but not before the
disease had spread through the yards
during the day. Inspectors found
224 infected cattle and these were
One thousand men were sent into
the yards at daybreak today to'start
work on fumigation.
Another force of men was kept
busy shooting pigeons and rats. "It
is said they spread the foot and
mouth disease rapidly.
BITS OF NEWS
Police give up runaway theory in
case of Emma Bolkmgino, 640 Grand
av. Think she Was kidnapped.
Farmers searching Lake County
for 9-year-old girl thought wandering