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ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1892.
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FROM THE ICE BELT
Lieutenant Peary Arrives Home
From the Arctic.
A WOMAN WHO BRAVED THE PERILS
What Mrs. Peary Has to Say of Her Novel
" and Dangerous Trip Received at Phila
delphia With Great Acclaim Relatives
of the MisKing Verhoeit'On Hand to Ask an
Explanation and His Sinter Inclined to
Hold Peary Responsible Relief That He
Is Still Alive.
PiiiLADKLrHiA, Sept. 24. About a year
and a half ago the Kite, commanded by
Lieutenat Peary, sailed from this xrt tot
the Arctic regions. Alxait two weeks ago
news came from St. Johns, Xd., that the
vessel was safe in
that harbor, and
word came from
that she had ar
rived outside, and
as soon as the news
was known Gavin
W. Hart and Dr.
Wm. E. Hughes,
of the Academy of
which sent out the
tlKCT. n. F- PEART, making arrange
ments to receive the explorers. Shortly
after 8 o'clock yesterday morning the tugs
Lillie M. Graham and Charles Killar, the
former bearing the members of the relief
committee of the academy, consisting of
lawyer Hart, Dr. Samuel G. Dixon and
Common Councilman V. C. Smith, press
representatives and others, left Walnut
One Pplorer Iid "ot Return.
Hcv. A. X. Keigwin, of 'Wilmington, Del.,
and H. E. Elliott, of Ixuisville, K v., were
the only memlrcrs of the party who had
relatives in the original Peary expedition.
The former is the uncle and the latter the
cousin of young VerhoelT. the only memlier
of the exiH-dition who did not return. Also
included in the party were several who ac
companied the original expedition. The
Kite was fitst sighted by the Graham off
Kinicum island iiIkxiI 9:30 o'clock. She
was gayly t'.ecoratcd with flags of every
nation, and i:s the tug drew near the first
person distinguished on the Arctic vessel
was Profess r Heilprin, of the Academy of
Natural Sci nces, t he leader of the rel.ef
Irs. Peary Mild the Ruses.
Lieutenant- lVi;ry was afterward seen
waving his 1 nt and :;cs:de him stood his
wife. The v lcoming party cheered heart
ily, and the t ig was soon made fus to the
steamer. The lirst to greet them were
Lieutenant ..nd Mrs. IVary. The latter
was attired in black silk and wore a pretty
bonnet. Her bronzed face was wreathed in
0 N V L 4'.V
josT.rnisK thkmtsh tkart.
smiles and she almost cried for joy when
handed a huge liouquet of roses. She
looked anything but like a woman who
had spent a winter in the ice fields of Green
land, although her tanned features were
in striking contrast to her fair face which
smilingly acknowledged the plaudits of the
throng at the Academy of Music when a
reception wi.s given prior to the depar
ture. The Expedition a Success.
The United Press rejsirter was the first
to grasp the hand of Lieutenant Peary.
"Was your expedition a success ?" was
"I think so." replied the lieutenant with
a vigorous grasp of the hand. -I accom
plished all I set out do."
"Do you lielieve you discovered the north
ern coast of Greenland ?"
"I believe so without a doubt," was the'
'-How about the loss of Verhopff."
"That is a matter which I referred to very
fully in my despatches from St. Johns. Un
til I see his relatives 1 shall say no more."
The Loss of Verhoeft".
At this jurcture Lieutenant Pearv was
approached by Kev. Mr. Keigwin and H. D.
Klliott. the uncle and cousin of Verhoeff.
To them he smd, after a few words of
greeting: "I will tell yon all I know later.
At present I can wily say this: Verhoeli
left camp to go ten miles. He took with
him a ( clt s revolver, fifty rounds of am
munition, a compass, an axe. a heavy suit
of clothes and provisions for five days.
After being away for one day he returned
and left word that if he was not hack in
four days we were not to look for him. He
did not come hack and our search failed to
find anything of him, except what would
leave us to tnink that he had fallen into an
ice chasm on the glacier.
SURE HE IS YET ALIVE.
TerhoetT Relatives I5clicve'lle Is Explor
ing on UN un Account.
"A significant fact is that he asked four
of the party if they thought I would allow
him to remain behind alone, Xo." "Thank
God "exclaimed Vorhoeff's unrip He i
I am sure of it. " Elliott, VerhoefTs cousin,
also expressed his belief that Verhoeff was
auve ana would turn up all right. The
Other members of the. nnwl
to be interviewed on the subject, saying
ma it. iiaa oeen agreed mat all such in
formation should be given out only to
- When asked if, he would make another
trip Lieutenant Peary replied: "I will by
Had a Pleasant Experience.
Mrs. Peary said she had a pleasant ex
perience and saw much that was strange
and new. "It was not so lonely," she said,
"for there were men about and the Esqui
maux were friendly. I used to give them
bread and coifee every morning and all of
the empty tin cans in which much of our
food had been packed. They were perfect
prizes to them. They are well-meaning
people, but so filthy and dirty." Mrs.
Peary further said she would not write a
book, but would leave that to her husbai d.
She spoke of delightful snow-shoe and to
boggan trips and referred to a 200 mile
journey she had taken over the ice. A
Xew Year's reception was held to which
the Esquimaux came.
Was Ready to Make a Scene.
It was expected that Miss Verhoeff, the
sister of the missing explorer, would create
a scene upon the arrival of the Kite. She
was on the wharf, and going aboard the
steamer with Kev. A. X. Keigwin and H. D.
Elliott, was introduced to Lieutenant
Peary by the former. "Where is my
brother?" the young lady exclaimed. "I
am sorry to say he is not aboard," replied
the lieutenant. Lieutenant Peary then
told the sister that everything had lei n
done fb rescue her brother, and her uncle
and cousin reassured her in this respect.
Miss Verhoeff would undoubtedly have
made things lively had not her relatives
told her that she would meet the lieutennt
at the Lafavette hotel at 3 o'clock iu the
afternoon and talk the matter over.
Curiosities from the Arctic.
She was then led away, looking disdain
fully at the explorer." The decks of the
Kite were piled high with curiosities.
Among them were seven Esquimaux dogs
and two puppies. five of them being
the ones which had accompanied
Peary on his long journey over the ice.
They were all sent to the zoological gar
den. The iiicmlicrs of both parties were
bronzed ami tanned, and their clothing
showed the hardship through which they
FOR THE WIDOWS OF VETS.
The President Makes a Chance in the
Civil Service Rules.
Washington. Sept. 24. In regard to the
restoration of persons to employment in
government departments who have once
been employed therein, without requiring
them to pass a civil service examination on
their reappointment, the president lias is
sued an order extending the liencfit of rule
10 of the civil service rules and rule T of
the Indian service rules to widows of Union
soldiers and sailors. As amended the sec
tion will read: '"Provided. That, certifica
tion may lie made, subject to the other con
ditions of this rule, for the re-instatement
of any person who served' in the military
or naval service in the late war of t ho re
bellion, and was honorably discharged
therefrom, or the widow of any such per
son, without regard to the length of time
he or she has lieen separated from the ser
vice," Alger Order His Mausoleum.
Washington. Sept. 34. The visit of Gen
eral A'ger to the nntional capital has re
resulted in an order from him to duplicate
the handsome mort nary chapel in the ceme
tery of the soldiers home, where the re
mains of General Iogan repose. It will lie
built on the Alger family lot in Detroit and
will be of granite faced inside with white
marble and light colored brick. The Logan
tomb is visited by a large number of people
eaah year and during the encampment the
veterans availed themselves of the oppor
tunity togo to the tomb of a man whom
they hoTiored as a war leader and a citizen.
More Trouble for the Hamburg Line.
BnilHiEroKT. Conn., Sept. 24. Judge Al
fred Beers, John M. Hawley. and David F.
Read, of this city, will shortly institute
civil suits for damages against the Hamburg-American
Packet company, due to
their detention and the exposure and priva
tions to which they were subjected on the
memorable trip of the Xormannia. The
Bridgeport gentlemen base their claim
upon the fact that they were informed
when they secured passage that no steer
age passengers would lie admitted to the
Xormannia on that trip. They will claim
'o Loophole for Ah Sin.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. Assistant Secre- j
tary Spaulding has written a letter to the
collector of customs at Port Townsend,
Wash., in which he says, referring to the
case of a Chinaman who has liona fide
naturalization papers makinghim a British
subject, and who now wants to cross into
this country as a Britjsh subject, that such
naturalization docs not qualify a Chinaman
for admission to this country and that no
sort of naturalization changes the status of
a Cl:in.".n-:m so far as such admission is con-Ciiiu-d.
Yes, but Kearney in "Issonri.
ST. Loris, Sept. 24. Ex-Governor Crit
tenden made a political speech at Kearney,
Clay county. Io.. the r.-.her day. It was
Govt r:;or C: :tt nt'en wl.o ofTered the re-v.-;;ru
for .?, who was killed by
Be!) ro d. Ti e n ether of the dead robber
occupied r ''!:! ?-nt at the meeting and
aftr it .!.:: the governor shook hands
with her and with Frank James, who was
also present. This incident, which would
have created a sensation anywhere else in
the county, did not even cause a ripple pf
excitement at Kearney.
The Real John Wasn't Head.
Philadelphia, Sept. 24. The supposed
drowned body of John Beecher, aged 21
years, was identified at Gloucester, X. J.,
last Saturday by Beechers mother and
brother. T'-ursday the remains were
buried in Gi -en Mount cemetery in the
Beecher lot, but when the family returned
to their heme on Second street, above
Columbia avenue, from the funeral, the
real John Beecher was awaiting them. He
was in perfect health and had been away
for a few days.
The Pin de Siecle Youth.
"WATEKTOWX, X. Y., Sept. 24. Two
brothers named Garfield and Lee Van
Arnum aged 11 and 15, went to visit a
relative in the country Thursday, and on
the way the younger brother accidentally
shot the other with a revolver. The
wounded brother immediately seized the
pistol and shot the other. Both boys then
jumped into Black river and were drowned.
They left a note describing their action.
Boston, Xew York, Cincinnati and Chi
cago are represented in a deal by which a
combination has been formed among cer
tain leading concerns in the business of
music publishing as well as that of the
manufacture of musical instruments.
Judge William Sherwood, of the common
pleas court at Cleveland, died from the
effects of a surgical ojieration.
Several hundred persons paid 15 cents
each to witness a Salvation Army wedding
at Fort Dodge, la.
Congressional nominations: Sixth Wis
consin district, Emil Baench (Rep.); Fifth
Michigan, G. It. Richardson (Dem.); Ninth
Alabama, William Vaughan (Rep.); Third
Louisiana, Andrew Price (Dem.).
One of the final acts in the settlement of
the great Sprague estate occurred when
$2,0no,"0 worth of claims against the es
tate held by receivers of the Franklin and
Cranston savings banks were sold for $1,503.
Harold Beckwith, son of a millionaire of
Cass City, Mich., committed suicide by
drowning himself in a lmth tub owing to
despondency brought on by drink.
The seaport town of Buctouche, N. B.,
was destroyed by fire. The loss will exceed
Th duke of Sutherland is dead. He was
liest known on account of his'UfhniorabV
ties, which he took no pains to cono&pL -1
The report of the British inspector gfen
eral of bankruptcy ascribes the increase in
the numlier of insolvency proceedings since
his previous report to the failure of the
Barings anil to the McKinlev bill. . -
A typhoon recently swept over the Kiu
shin islands. Japan. Xearly 5,000 build
ings were either destroyed or damaged,
sixty junks were wrecked, and a large
numlier of sailors who are missing are
supjiosed to have been drowned. Aliout a
third of the crops have liecn rendered use
less. The grand jury at Chicago has becan in
Vesti'rating the alleged attempted briliery of
Justice Woodman by "Mike" McDonald.
It is claimed now that robbers did not
ditch the Santa Fe train mar Osage City
Wednesday, ami that t he "rich prize" of
A free speaking American at Monterey,
Mex., has 1-n-n exjH lied from Mexico be
cause he criticised the Diaz administration
with a zeal that was set-down to "perni
$l.ooo.0o0 whit h was said to have lieen the
cause of the crime was railway lionds not
worth 10 cents to any one except the owner.
J. H. Woodruff, of Marion, S. C, became
angry with Ella Smith and struck her,
whereupon the young lady put a bullet
where it provided a funeral in the family.
It is now thought that instead of Deputy
Marshal Williams having captured the
Dalton gang, that notable body of Amer
ican citizens has captured the deputy
til-eat Prairie Fire Raging.
Faugo, X. D., Sept. 24. A great prairie
fire is reported to lie raging in Billings
county, west of the Missouri river. Sev
eral ranches have lieen burned over and
many, horses and cattle destroyed. The
fire has Iveu raging nearly two days. It is
supjiosed to have lieen set by cattle thieves
in order to stemjicde the herds.
The Itase Hall Record.
Chicago. Sept. 24. The following are the
scores made at base ball yesterday by Xa
tional Ixague clubs: At Pittsburg Chi
cago 2, I'ittsburg I: at Cleveland Ixiuis
ville 0. Cleveland 7; at Washington Brook
lyn 2. Washington ft; at Xew York Boston
0, Xew York 2.
Here's Another ireat Comhlne.
Denveu. Sept. 24. A great corporation
has just lecn formed in Denver with
Stephen W. Dorsey at the head, which is to
be known as the American L-ind and Canal
company, with a capital stock of $2,000,000.
The company is in reality a consolidation of
a large numlier of big concerns. The prin
cipal office is to le in Denver, with branch
ollices in Xew York, London, Amsterdam,
Berlin and such other places as the direc
tors may see fit to name.
The Real "American Question.
LEBANON, Pa.. Sept. 24. At yester
day's session of the national con
vention of ,the Patriotic Order Sons
of America there was a long discus-
of the proposition to strike out the word
"white"' in the artjelys of tjje constitution
regulating the qualifications for mesnber
shtp, without final action being taken.
w National Ranks.
Washington, Sept, 24. The certificate
of the comptroller of the currency author
izing the following national banks to begin
business has been issued: Puget Sound
Xational liank, of Everett, Wash., capital
$50,OUO; Merchants' Xational bank., of St.
Cloud, Minn, capital $100,000.
' Was No I'sc to the Rohbers.
Berlin, Sept. 24. A portfolio containing
30,000 marks worth of lionds Las been
found in a sewer in Vene Weissensee.
These bonds are part of the proceeds of a
jg- by Tosnra '
lesv than Half the prU
of other kinds.
aVYftlAL WII.Ii FROTX THIS.
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