El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 209, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 8, 1892 Page: 3 of 8
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JS1 Pasc Daily Times, Thursday, September 8,1892.
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VIGILANCE THE PRICE OF HEALTH. ^.
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AWUTA1, * DKPAKTUKE OF MAILS
Loom Mm*. ^
-iJCHMON. TOPEKA * SANTA »».
U*vm daily at..................................10.00 am
SILVER CITY LOCAL.
.............................................. 9.40 pm
“•T** .........................................„.... 5,20 a m
O. H, A 8. A.
Arrive* dally at .....................„...........«.1B p m
«**• *•..................:..i.....................*.» pm
arrive*........... .........2.90 p m
U*va«............................................. 4.46 p m
li^jc Job Prirjt mgr
, MKX ICAN CENTRAL,
arrive* dally at El Pato.........
4.10 p m
TEXAS A PACIFIC,
11.45 a m
2.40 p m
• ■ - ■ ■
NAILS ARRIVE AND CLOSJ^ AS FOLLOWS
Southern Paetflo............ 2:00 pm 4:15 pm
Mexlean Centra!............ 9:00am 3:66 pm
A T A 8 F.................... 1:30 p m 9t30 u|m
Silver City local.. 6:30 p m 5:00 a m
texaa* Pacific.............11:40 am 2:10pm
• B ASA.................... 4:16pm 1:60pm
HOURS WINDOWS OPEN AND CLOSE.
Qeneral Delivery 1* open from 7 a m to 7:00 p
m except while Baatern mall 1* being dlrtrib-
Bted. Money Order window open* at 8 am;
aloee* at 5 p m. Regiater and Stamp open* at
ill; oloaea at 6 p m.
Oeneral Delivery and Carrier* window* will
be open from 1pm until 2:30 p m,
Stamp* In email quantitie* may be obtained
e> the General Delivery Window when atamp
window la eloaed.
for houra of collection rom boxe* tee card*
on each box.
I. A. SMITH. P.M.
“El Paso Route’
Texas & Pacific
The Great Popular Route Between
The last I
How New York wnd the United State*
Are Guarded Against Cholera.
When newcoinw froitf foreign
lantfe^draws near the p6rt of New York
he first sees the blue hills of Jersey and
the attractive slopes of Staten island,
and a few minutes later his attention is
called to a rather unattractive structure
away to his left on what seems to be a
made island. Ordinarily it does not in-
terest him, but just now it is the place
above all others to be anxious about, not
only for him, but for Americans, for it
is quarantine station, its' (Mclals
scrutinize every iiiconfifig'Yofragor with
more than detective minuteness*
The structure lias. an unpleasant re-
semblance to i those old warehouses
which were turned into prisons during
the civil war, Inlt internally it is quite a
pleasant plane. There the health officer
of the port, Dr. W. T. Jenkins, is as ab-
solute as 1 ie czar is in Russia, and he
or some ol is assistants, Drs. A. T. Tall-"
madge, E. Sanborn, Henry Bienen-
feld apd John N. Byran, board every
vessel that comes in. Among them anil
their helpers about every language in
Europe is spoken. Ordinarily the in-
spection is formal. If the vessel carries
passengers its doctor presents his state-
ment, the captain shows that he sailed
from a dean port, and that his pas-
sengers came from regions where no epi-
demic prevails, the passengers are sim-
ply looked over, the permits are signed,
and in a few minutes, all go on their
way rejoicing to the city.
Not so in these days. Now the whole
ship is literally “smelled over." If there
are sick people on board they aro care-
fully examined and the ship doctor’s
diagnosis and notes on the cases are
scanned with supramedical vigilance.
The steerage especially is minutely ex-
amined. The sick are then removed to
the hospital on Swinburne island, near
Hoffman island, the quarantine station
being on the latter. All steerage pus
sengersare then called up. They ti c
slowly along between the quarantine
doctors, who notice every one's walk,
complexion and general appearance. J f
there is the smallest suspicious sign the
passenger is told to stand aside for a
more thorough inspection. Even a slight
eruption of the skin is enough.
Short line to NEW ORLEANS, KAN-
SAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, NEW
YORK and WASHINGTON. Fav-
orite line to the north, east and
southeast. PULLMAN BUF-
FET SLEEPING CARS
and solid trains from
El Paso to
Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans,
Memphis and St. Louis.
Fast Time &Sure Connection
OfSee that your tickets read via
Texas and Pacific R’y. For maps, time
tables, ticket rates and all required in-
formation. call on or address any of
the tioket agents, or
Gen. Agt. El Paso, Tex.
GASTON ME SUE K,
Gen. P. andT. Agt., Dallas, Tex
irp T~")lank I ]ooks,
All Blank Books are made to order. We do all kinds of Binding and
everything is executed with taste and skill.
VANDUZEE (IAS & GASOLINE ENGINES
ALL jinn J/Pj
C. M. Hampson
1227 17th Street, Denver ;Col.
DR, WILLIAM T. JENKINS.
Then serious work on the baggage
begins, sometimes with sulphur, but of
late generally with steam. The cloth
ing and bedding are hung up in an air-
tight room and steam turned on till the
temperature in there is judged to be at
1280 degs. That cooks the life out of
the germs. Sulphur is generally used
in the steerage itself. Every box and
bale and package is opened and the con-
tents spread out. The passengers in
their cleanest clothes retire, and every
door and crevice is closed. Meanwhile
iron pots of hot coals are placed, sul-
phur having been laid on each to the
amount of three pounds to every 1.00')
cubic feet of space.. By the time the
workers can get out the sulphur begins
to blaze and for hours that steerage is
a very good imitation of Tophet.
Sometimes all t he woodwork is washed
with a solution of corrosive sublimate.
Russian baggage is always fumigated
and Russian passengers scrutinized with
particular care. Germans require less
care and French least of all, as the
French port authorities allow none to
sail who have not clean bills of health.
Jf the vessel is from an infected port
then the passengers’ lot ,is hard indeed.
They must go to quarantine and remain
till every possibility of disease develop-
ing is passed, their chief amusement be-
ing to look up through the romantic
narrows to the spires of the city for
which they are longing.
Health Officer Jenkins is confident of
his ability to stop the cholera if it comes
by that way, and the fact that a vessel
with many cholera cases on board ar-
rived in August, 1887, and that it w:is
“promptly stamped ont,” as the phrase
goes, is encouraging. He has recently
inspected the hospitals, carefully ar-
ranged all the disinfecting machinery,
and literally put his quarantine on a war
A New Route to Chill.
The railway.over the Andes between
the Argentine Republic and Chili has
been so far completed as to justify the
steamship companies in Europe selling
through tickets from Southampton and
Liverpool to Valparaiso by this route.
The contractors have established a line
of carriages across the pass between the
termini of the road. The trip from
London to Valparaiso can lie made in
alxnit twenty-eight days. The railway
journey is thirty-four hours.
Run by Gas or Gasoline
Just The Tb|irio-
For Irrigating Purposes.
These Engines fill the bill. Only a
small amount of water needed and the
same water can be used all the time
They are manufactured from three to
thirty horse power and made for , all
S [CHEAP AND DURABLE!
For Further Information Address
A.N S. Ha NT, Agen i, h!l 1
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El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 209, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 8, 1892, newspaper, September 8, 1892; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth540820/m1/3/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.