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tho daily OP T.HE or How cover cost resin- not, be THE EXPIRATION FOH. Tha o.t- Unw Sot wo can n.iuor I'.u- month, iur?r- 80; ft). For nd- to bo cliarno apace. · Over. !5 . . fi-i 1 '-5 1 53 any CDPO- " uon- SPQUO oitra. ID to plot. TUo surgoon-gonoral aas wade a . tor;enotbOT .revcnno cuttfir to bo nlncod This went from Tho tlno tha Sloiiati coast. . Ho states that tbera is --"·-· -·' · - ' - ' " --^_..- mor*j «ut oil cents tttc- c* more other number than cents insertions insertion. for 3 notico dally of column roatling im» extra. c-non IN KUtr. 13 is 13 la t firul ono year evunt of ospiiv- \vill in no- crothor hold thorn- tho NEWS. 1 use fo* twa or tbw-) moro B : s$3s, but that with 0119 in addition to safegnarOls tho government already bas on that coast, the weakest ana most dangerous ·paints o*n ba sufficiently guarded. Asking tov a revenue) cutter is a singular request aomo from a medical man, but the request i3 : made because, the surgoon- Renerat bna arrived at tho conclusion after ililijetit Investigation that tho yellow favor which prevailed in Florida last year, and which has again made its appearance there. vf«is brought over fr^m Cuba by the crews ot tho numerous smuggling vessels which drive such a lucrative trade in those waters. On tbo generally accepted presumption that yellow fovor i$ not infilsenoua to Florida, this explanation of tho orlgir of the Jevor there is doubtless tho truo one. Butun- forkunately while"" oils ilerivatiOQ of the disease · may ba thus · fleQned, the prevention ot its introdnotton is quite another thing, which permits of no easy solution. For stopping the larger vosssls, which can only cntor comparatively deep water harbors, revenue cuttera may answer vory well. But this is not tho class of vessels found Ui .tho smuggling trade, aa a rule: in fact such vessels aro scarcely fouiid do euKiiged. it is the musqntto fleet, tho. little fellows that can sneak iuto shallow water npd disappear in aomo bayou and creek far beyond the reach of tho revenue euttora that are to be dreaded. Thu whole situation Cavora the employment of just such vessels by tho smugglers, and it is protty safe toprcsuma tbat none others uro so employed. "When it is remembered that one such vessel can do as nincli barm nil a llwnsanil, if there chance to ba yellow fovc-r gorms in its cargo or among tbo it will be GCea how great tho danger is how 3lim the ohsncea nrft of bMng abla to guard ugaiBDt it sucoossf ully. The strictest quarantine laws ara quite as ineffective as tha revenue laws, fop tho men who .break one havo no compunctions about breaking the other. Uudor theso circnmstane»!!si5ovidant that tho su,'geon-geijoral must look else-Where than to tho revenue cutters for that protection wbich ho daclsvod is so imperatively necessary; and there is but ono direction which lie must look. Smuggling must bo proveutod, and there U; ist oau way to prevent it--render it unproOtiblo. Su- peal all tariff .dueo on aoodd brought to this country from Cuba aul tli» mosquito fleet of smuggling vessels will disappear ns if by iniiEio. There will then bo no Inducements to el. gage iu this trade, ttnd commerce D-j.tween tin. West Indies and Florida can be brought under a system of intelligent and discriminating sanitary police that without prohibiting such ccmmercu will simply aim freo it from infection. All tbo revenue uuttai."; iu che world will not stop srnus- glin^ completely when tho revenue laws thuaisulves ;-CKilortho practice so j;ro3tablo. England had tha bosfc coaat gnarl revenue vessels and exclso oOicovs in tbo world; had a comparatively small coast to Euaril and for years, tho craattglcrs bnd iv ncolitiblc businesa. Kngiand repealed her protcc'-ivo prohibitory tariff laws anil killed smuggling at ouco. England was moro fortunato than TVO ars, (or her siaui;- glors brought iu only contraband goods while ours como froiphtcd with tha germs of i! deadly disease as well. Instoud of ash- Ing for more revenue euttors, tho surgeon- Keneral would do bettor to aak thn government to tufca away tuosa ?- already has tho Florida coast, and to repeal tba laws which rentier them necessary at all. of him that they that European * with its and has some tho THE In . letter .led seed no ?r.^ do Hko

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 09 May 1889, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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