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American Manhood Sunk to
Brute Level.
Inhuman Conduct of Inhabi
tants of Fire Island.
A Shipload of Human Beings Kept in
Dire Distress.
Tho Horrors of tha Black Hole Re-en
acted—Tears and Prayers Could
Not Melt Hearts of Stone—ln
doscrlbable Cruelties.
By the Associated Press.]
Quarantine, N. V., Sept. 12.—This
day will probably be looked on in fu
ture years as one of the most horrible
reproaches on American civilization
tbat ever occurred in American history.
The federal government on one side;
the state government on the other, both
anxious to be a rescuing party, and in
front the local authorities and pri
vate people forcing back the victims
from a haven of refuge.
On Sunday the unfortunate cabin pas
sengers of tbe Normannia, who were
eight days conliend on the cholera
stricken ship, were greeted with the in
formation that tbey were to go to Fire
island. The steamboat Cepheus was
hired, and the first and Becond-class
passengers started for the promised
land. Tbe weather waa rough and
many were seasick. After a voyage of
about thirty six miles, tbe captain
weakened and said he was afraid to take
tbe Cepheus over the bar without a
pilot. In consequence, the Cepheus
started back, and tbe first-class passen
gers were once more put on board tbe
rickety old Stonington liner. The sec
ond cabin passengers were kept on
board tbe Cepheus, without a bed or
even a pillow on which to lay their
head. They were strewn about the
settees and carpeted decks of the
Early on Monday morning tbe cap
tain of tbe Cepheus discovered that he
required coal and water, and could not
get to Fire island without them. He
calmly steamed up to the quarantine
jetty, made fast alongside, and sent
word, shortly after 4a. m., to wake the
health officer up. Dr. Jenkins decided
to water and coal her at her own dock.
This was done, and about 10 o'clock tbe
Cepheus once more started down the
bay to embark the first saloon passen
gers and take them to Fire island. The
trip was a rough one, but there was
more than the elements to be met.
A storm was brewing around Babylon
and Islip since the first rumor that Fire
island was to be tnrned into a quaran
tine station was heard. Tbe Babylon
ians and their near neighbors cared not
for their suffering fellow-creatures;
they did not care if they died of cholera,
starved,- or were drowned; all tbey
thought of in their craven hearts was
the totally improbable proposition tbat
they were being attacked by tbe pesti
lence, owing to the propinquity of
a number of ladies, gentlemen
and children who never had chole
ra in their midst, who bad lived for a
fortnight on board a plague-stricken
ship without being touched, and who
were returning to their own homes.
The craven-hearted creatures, trem
bling from their own imaginary fears,
not from any real danger, not only in
voked tbe arm of the law by means of
tbat anomalous legal stay entitled an
injunction, but assembled as an armed
mob, hundreds Btrong, to drive these
helpless women and children back to
tbe cholera ship, and to, at all events,
possible death.
Goveniot Flower begged and im
plored fjf. Jenkins prayed the men to
allow vPI passengers to land. Telegram
after telegram flashed over the wires as
suring the men of Islip and those of
Babylon tbat they ran no risk. They
were obdurate; they would not give in,
and the passengers of the Normannia
are now, on Monday night, lying in an
inlet by Fire island.
Tbe passengers appointed a commit
tee, with Senator McPherson as chair
man, to confer with the mob. The lat
ter refused to withdraw their injunction,
and so, for tonight at least, they can
claim a victory—a victory gained over
471 helpless women and children, and
their equally unoffending husbands.

The Unfortunates Prevented from Land
ing by Foiroe of Arms.
Fire Island, N. V., Sept. 12.—There
were exciting scenes here this afternoon
and up to the present hour, owing to
demonstrations by from 300 to 400 bay
men and others, led by Supervisor W.
H. Young and ex-Supervisor John H.
Vail, of Islip town, who took possession
of tbe dock, armed with shotguns, oars
and ot he;- weapons, and twice resisted
all attempts made to land the passen
gers from the Cepheus. At 5 p.m. the
Cepheus anchored about 200 feet from
tbe dock. As she ran alongside the
dock the first time a hundred voices
shouted: "You can't land here! Go
back to New York."
Others shouted threats of throwing
the men overboard if they stepped from
the vessel on to the dock. A hawser
was thrown to the post, and was imme
diately thrown back. Five policemen
on the Cepheus climbed to the gunwale,
and motioned as though to draw revolv
ers, but went no further.
C. L. Wall, whom Governor Flower
authorized to take charge of the hotel
here, who was also aboard the Cepheus,
asked the mob to listen to him, and
then said: "I represent the state of
New York, and am authorized to land
here and assume charge."
The crowd shouted: "Show us your
authority." He thereupon produced a
paper, which he began to read, but
could not make himself beard. Many
passengers, mostly women, appealed
to the crowd to allow them to land, but
the answers that came back were only
Lawyer Reid and Supervisor Young
informed those aboard the steamer that
Justice Barnard had granted an injunc
tion restraining them from landing. Mr.,
Wall asked to ccc the injunction, but as
the document bad not yet arrived, it
could not be produced. They stated,
however, that it was on the way.
Tbe Cepheus then backed out and
turned. While turning, Dr. Voigbt se
cured a row boat to take bimto the
steamer, and had gone half way, when
the men rowing refused to go further,
and turned back. He made two other
unsuccessful attempts to reach the
The Cepbeus again ran alongside tbe
docks, but a solid line of determined
baymen repelled tbe attempt to land.
Mr. Wall again asserted his authority,
but when he stated that his authority
was from Dr. Jenkins, the health officer,
the crowd jeered, and Supervisor Young
shouted: "We don't recognize Dr. Jen
kins' or Governor Flower's authority
Lottie Collins, who stood in the first
row of passengers that lined the decks
of the Cepheus, put out both hands and
cried: "Shame, shame, you who call
yourselves Americans; shame!" and
the steamer again backed from tbe dock.
After this the Cepheus had a boat
lowered and Mr. Wall and Captain Tnp
ple rowed in it to tbe dock,' but were
not allowed to step ashore. Mr. Wall
eaid he desired to confer with a com
mittee, whereupon several persons
shouted: "Supervisor Young repre
sents us."
let me ashore and Supervisor
Young and I will talk the matter over,"
said Mr. Wall.
A score of voices answered: "No, no;
you can't come ashore here. Go back
t$ New York."
Mr. Wall replied: "I represent the
state of New York."
"Show us your authority, then," re
sponded the crowd.
Mr. Wall thereupon took a paper out
of his pocket, and read from it as fol
To whom it may concern : P. L. Wall
is authorized ttflake charge of the Surf
hotel and passengers.
(Signed), Wm. T. Jenkins,
Health Officer, Port ot New York.
Supervisor Young replied: "I do not
recognize Dr. Jenkins; this is not a
part of New York, and I do not propose
to allow any passengers from infected
ships to land in tbe town of Islip."
"But we have not a sick person on
board; everybody is well, and I appeal
to you, in behalf of American women
and children, to allow the people to
land," said Mr. Well.
"We think of our own women and
children first, and intend to protect
them at all hazards," replied the super
While this conversation was going on,
Dr. Voight appeared on tbe dock, and
began telling Mr. Wall tbat he had
charge there, when several baymen
crowded around him, shouting: "Throw
him into the water; drown him," and
would probably have carried out their
threat but for the reporters.
The boat returned to tbe Cepheus
where tbe dejected passengers' spirits
were being kept np by a band of music,
tbe band playing the Star Spangled
Banner, God Save the Queen, and
Yankee Doodle.
Tbe boat came off again, however,
and Mr. Wall asked to have provisions
sent aboard to tbe Cepheus. Some one
in the crowd shouted: "All right; let
them have all the provision they want!"
But the greater number answered: "No,
no; give them nothing. Let them go
back to New York!"
Many threats were made of burniDg or
cutting down the dock if the passengers
began to land, and a number of men
procured axes with which to cut away
sufficient of tbe dock near the hotel to
prevent persons from landing.
At 4:55 Lawyer Eugene Field, of
Babylon, counsel to tbe Islip board of
health, reached here with a copy of the
injunction granted by Justice Barnard.
His arrival was greeted with prolonged
cheers from tbe crowds on tbe dock.
Everything is in readiness in the
hotel for the care of the 570 passengers
on the Cepheus, whenever they are
landed. A carload of provisions has
just arrived from New York.
Dr. Voight has just stated that he is
informed tbat Governor Flower has tele
graphed Sheriff A. B. Darling, of Suffolk
county, to come here with deputies and
keep the dock property clear of intrud
ers, and protect the Cepheus' passen
gers in landing.
The arrangements to insure the carry
ing out of Governor Flower's orders and
protecting the hotel have baen lament
ably inadequate.
The Mob Would Listen Neither to Pray
ers nor Reason.
Fire Island, N. V., Sept. 12.—The
people here have been made insane by
their exercise of power. They have
been appealed to in tbe name of God to
permit the oldest women and tbe young
est children to be taken to the hotel for
the night; that if this request was grant
ed their lives might be saved; but tbey
refused, with brutal jeers.
An event since nightfall displayed a
degree of cruelty well nigh inconceiva
ble. After the Cepheus came to anchor,
two police officers rowed to the landing
and asked that a letter be taken to Dr,
Voight. The mob refused to allow tbe
letter to be brought ashore, and drove
the police off with threats. As it was
growing dark, a small boat came from
the direction of the steamer. It was
rowed by two policemen, and in the stern
stood a gray-haired man—Robert M.
Thompson. As the boat approached
tbe landing tbe mob gathered threaten
ingly, Mr. Thompson asked to be
heard on behalf of 200 women and chil
dren on the steamer, who were suffer
ing from hunger, exposure and exhaus
tion. After some minutes of insulting
retorts by the mob, he was allowed to
speak. He said the men of the steamer
did not ask to land; the young women
would remain, if necessary, but the old
women, some of them grandmothers,
and children, suffering not for comforts,
but for decent care, Bhould be allowed
to land. They would be returned to the
steamer after a night's rest and one
Attorney Willard P. Reid answered
that if the captain of the steamer would
come ashore, the people to whom he
spoke would consider the request.
After saying he would attempt to
bring tbe captain back with him, Mr.
Thompson returned to the steamer. It
waa dark, except for the light of the
stars, when the boat was seen coming
back to the landing-place. When the
boat had almost touched the landing, a
tall, spare figure waa seen standing in
the bow.
"It is Senator McPherson, of New
Jersey," called out Mr. Thompson, who
was still in the stern.
Senator McPherson stood silent for
some moments, looking at tbe mob he
could dimly see crowding to tbe edge of
the wharf and ordering the officers who
were rowing back to the water when the
boat drifted too near the landing.
"Citizens," said tbe Senator at last,
"the captain declines to come ashore.
If you will give me your injunction
papers, I give you my word of honor
that I will give them to him, and he
will accept them as legally served."
"BriDg your captain ashore as you
promised," said Attorney Reid.
"That would accomplish no more
than my offer to you," continued the
senator. "You want him for some other
purpose than you have stated."
Attorney Reid replied that the cap
tain must come ashore.
"I do not understand you," eaid the
senator. "You appear to hesitate over
come legal quibble, and your hesitation
means unspeakable sufferings, probably
death, to women and children."
The crowd remained silent."
"If we can bring him ashore, will you
agree to let the suffering, innocent, help
less people land?"
"They cannot land," yelled the mob.
The senator turned his face up to the
mob, and in an impressive voice said:
"I appeal to you men in the name of
God not to be longer led into heartless
cruelty by this attorney; but to give
your consent that these women and chil
dren be taken from the boat, where they
have nothing to eat, and no place to
sleep; whisre the common decencies of
life cannot be longer observed; where
their surroundings are foul from sea
sickness. Before you answer, think
what will be done. Remember yonr
own wives and children. Be manly.
Do not bring everlasting disgrace on
your names. Be men."
It did not seem as if human beings,
capable of understanding the language
in which they were being addressed,
could withstand tbe appeal. But the
crowd stood there, sullen and silent,
while the lawyer said: "They, cannot
land. If we permit them we will give
away onr case. They cannot land."
"They cannot land !" echoed the mob.
Senator McPherson sank down in tbe
boat overcome. Mr. Thomson cried out:
"You poor people, you are being duped
by a tricky lawyer!"
"We are no more tricky than you,"
answered Lawyer Reid.
Mr. Thomson then said: "You will at
least allow Dr. Voight to send us food
and blankets?"
"Not unless the captain comes
ashore," answered the lawyer, and the
mob applauded.
When the boat rowed back to the
steamer, the newspaper men who bad
listened to this, at once went to every
one of the health board who was present
and begged that thiß horrible crime be
not committed.
At 8:30 o'clock a meeting of the board
was held in the hotel office, where a
resolution was passed that if Dr. Voight
would go with lawyer Raid to the steam
er, and see tbat the injunction papers
were served, the board would allow food
and blankets to be taken aboard. Dr.
Voight was made to promise that if this
was allowed no attempt would be made
to land passengers.
On one of the trips of tbe ship's yawl
to the landing for bedding, Mr. Thom
son came in the boat and asked if tbe
reporters would take a petition from
the passengers to be telegraphed to
Governor Flower. The crowd on the
landing said nothing could be taken
from the ship. Mr. Thomson stated
tbe sheets of note paper be bad fumi
gated according to the requirements of
the United States postofhce. A mem
ber of the Islip board of health was ap
pealed to, but he refused to receive the
dispatch. The reporters were offered a
copy of it from dictation, and by the aid
of lanterns this was accomplished. Tbe
dispatch is as follows:
To Governor Flower: In our extremity
we appeal to you for release from ex
posure. We are nearly five hundred
persons, mosly American citizens, de
tained in order that infection may not
be passed to our people. Notwithstand
ing the fact that there has not been a
case tbe wildest imagination among us
can believe to be cholera since August
28th, now fifteen days, the force of cir
cumstances puts us under condi
tions of peculiar suffering, and
at this moment we are lying about
on tbe decks of the steamer Cepheus,an
excursion boat, without any sleeping ac
commodations. ' Delicate women, and
aged and infirm men are without mat
tresses or blankets, and many are ex
posed to the sky. All are eupperless,
and this comes after three days insuffi
cient food, dread of fire, the misery of
sea sickness aud dreadful uncertainty
as to our fate. Had cholera been among
us, it must have broken out, but only
tonight the quarantine physician on
board tbe Cepheus pledged his word to
tbe savage mob that is detaining us
here that there have been no symptoms
of cholera amongst us during all tbe
time we have been under his observa
tion. The breaking point is nearly
reached in our hardships; hunger and
fear are doing their work, and
tbe condition of the weak and
infirm is reaching the limit of human
endurance. For God's sake release us
and let us go to our homes. We will
put ourselves under any supervision
you may direct. Take account of our
peculiar conditions, and act at once,
or tbe authorities of the Empire state
will be responsible for many deaths
from exhaustion.
(Signed) J. R. McPherson,
E. L. Godkin,
A. M. Palmer,
R. M. Thompson,
J. S. Rosenthal,
Dr. F. W. Lange,
Executive committee for the passen
The following dispatch was received
about 10:30:
Albert Darling, Sheriff of Suffolk
county:—Guard the property of the
state, and see tbat the hotel furnishes
food to the passengers on the Cepheus.
Summon all good citizens to aid you.
Those passengers are in want of food.
There is no danger from cholera. The
only danger is that they may be driven
to distraction. Appeal to the manhood
of the people. I know they will aid
you. Plenty of relief will arrive to
morrow. (Signed)
Roswell P. Flower.
The "committee endeavored to obtain
permission from the panic-stricken mob
Continued on Filth page.
Have You Heard the News
From Maine?
She Went "Hell Bent," Etc.,
As Usual.
Republicans Jubilant Because the
Dutch Took Holland.
Governor ami Four Congressmen Elected.
Tom Keed Returned by About
»000 Majority—A Light
Tote Cast.
By the Associated Press. 1
Portland, Me., Sept. 12.—Tbe etate
election for choice of a governor, four
congressmen and members of the legis
lature, occurred today. One hundred
and sixty towns give Cleaves, 31,617;
Johnson, 25,780; Hussey, 613; scatter
ing, 775—a total Republican plurality of
6585, against 9491 in 1890. The indica
tions are tbat Reed will have 2000
plurality in the First congressional dis
trict. Washington county went Repub
lican by 1100 majority, the entire Re
publican ticket being elected. Eight of
ten members of the bouse are Republi
Augusta, Me., Sept. 12.—The follow
ing dispatch explains iteelf:
Augusta, Me., Sept. 12, 1892.
Hon. Thomas H. Carter, chaiimsn
national Republican committee, 518
Fifth avenue, New York :
Tbe vote will be 1200 lees than in '88.
We elect all four congressmen, carry 14
of the 16 counties, have two-thirds of
the members of the legislature, and
elect our governor by 11,000 majority
over the Democratic candidate.
(Signed,) J. H. Manley. a
Lewiston, Me., Sept. 12.—Scattering
returns from several counties of the Sec
ond congressional district show the re
election of Dingley (Republican) by be
tween 3000 and 4000 plurality over Ma
gi'licuddy (Democrat). Dingley runs
ahead of his ticket and Magillicuddy be
Bath, Me., Sept. 12.—Tbe Republicans
carry Sagadahoe county by their usual
good majority, electing tbe entire ticket
by an average plurality of 013.
Dover, Me., Bept. 12.—Tbe entire Re
publican ticket is elected in Piscataquis
county, but by a slightly less majority
than two years ago.
Saco, Me., Sept. 12.—The York coun
ty returns show a falling off from the
figures of two years ago. Nineteen out
of twenty-seven towns in the county
give 600 Republican majority on tbe
vote for governor. The county will
probably give aJßepubrkan reajoritv of
Portland, Me., Sept. 12.—The cor
rected vote of this city gives Clarke
3951. Johnson 3423, Hussey 114.
The White Sqnadron to Go on a Friend
ly Mission Down the Coast
Washington, Sept. 12.—Admiral Gher
ardi called at the navy department to
day, to get sailing orders, prior to his
departure for San Francisco to take
command of the fleet of evolution,which
will sail for South American ports. The
fleet goes on a fri»ndly mission, touching
at all the principal ports on tbe west
coast. Tbe trip will be a ceremonious
one, and every effort will be made to
strengthen the good will between tbe
United States and the sister republics.
Admiral Gberardi will hoist bis flag on
the Baltimore, which, as the flagship of
the fleet, will steam out through the
Golden gate in a few weeks, followed by
the Charleston, San Francisco and York
town, if the latter ship getß down from
Bering sea in time. The trip will be
made leisurely, and it is not expected
that the squadron will reach Hampton,
Roads before late in the winter.
The Stars and Stripes Floating Nearest
the North Pole.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The stars and
etripes have been planted at tbe two
nearest points to the north nole yet
reached by civilized man. The navy
department today received the follow
ing telegram from Lieutenant Peary at
St. Johns, N. F. The United States navy
the highest discovery on the Greenland
coast, Independence bay, 82 degrees
north latitude, 34 degrees west longi
tude, discovered July 4, 1892. Green
land ice cape ends south of Victoria
The highest point heretofore attained
on the east coast was about 75 or 77
degrees, and was made by Holdenby, a
[Lieutenants Lockwood and Brainard,
of the Greeley expedition in May, 1882,
reached a point in latitude 83 degrees
24 minutes north, longitude 40 degrees
46 minutes west. This is something
over ninety miles farther north than tha
point reached on the east coast.—Ed.]
The Wrecked Whaleback.
Empire City, Ore., Sept. 12.—There
is no perceptible change in the condi
tion of the wbaleback Bteamer Wet
more. She is still lying with her side
to the breakers, which, at high tide,
pass clean over her. James Giiffitfa,
manager of the Wetmore, who arrived
yesterday, says he will not be able to
state what steps will be taken until he
can board the ship and examine the
state of her bull.
Ravenous Flames.
Albany, N. V., Sept. 12. —The
total loss by fire which de
stroyed the state printing office and
other surrounding buildings, this morn
ing, is estimated at nearly $300,000.
Montreal, Sept. 12.—Fire destroyed
tbe Cbsmberly hotel this morning, and
four people were burned to death.
Traveling Odd Fallows.
Denver, Sept. 12.—A special train of
ten Pullman cars arrived here this morn
ing bearing eastern delegates to the
sixty-eight annual convention of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. ',0. O. F.,
which is to convene in Portland, Ore.,
Your fall suit should be made by Getz.
Fine tailoring, beet fitter, large stock.
112 West Third street.

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