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THTC ARGtTS, "MONDAY, NOVEMUELi 14, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
THE AUG US.
Monday, Novembeb 14, 1893.
Rib FIGURES LIED.
Uncle Sam Deceived by a Rus
TALSE EEPOKT IN THE SEAL CASE.
Compronillnc the United States' (am He
fore the Arbitrators An Alaskan Ex
pert Make l"p a Iloport Kntirolj- with
Reference to What la Needed, Uegard
lew of What In True ins!tlp About the
Meeting of Congress Measuies That
Will Come Up Dee. S.
Washington-, Nov. 14. The Post pub
lishefi an article to the effect that Ivan Pet-off,
A special a-ent of the state depart
mcnt and fDrnierly in the census office, has
keen detected in the act of furnishing false
Information to this government in relation
to the seal industry of Alaska, which haa
keen embodied in the preparation of the
Bearing sea case for arbitration. Officials
f the statu department and interior de
partment when shown the article affirmed
frt correctness, but declined to say any
thing further. The falsification of the
facts is a serious matter, because it would,
If nndUcoverediiow, have discredited the
whole case for the United States.
Ran ArroHln PetrofT s Name.
The article says: "When the state de
pertinent ttegan the task some months ago
f preparing the Behrint sea case for arbi
tration it became necessary to secure the
assistance of all experts on Alaskan and
waling questions. In investigating the
literature on the resources of Alaska the
department encountered the name of Ivan
PetrofT more frequently than that of any
other author, and, upon inquiry for him
being instituted, he was found to be a spe
cial agitnt of the census bureau. It was
also learned that he had taken the census
f Alaska for the United States govern
ment in IASO and 1WI0 and written the
monograph issued by the bureau of statistics
of the treasury department on Alaska. , In
addition to this he had also assisted Hu
bert Tlowe Bancroft in the preparation of
the lat.ter's history of the territory.
With Willful Intent tn Deceive.
"It was quite evident to the state depart
ment, therefore, that the hitherto trusted
official would he of valuable assistance in
the preparation of the Behrihg sea case.
Mr. Petroff wati thereupon summoned from
the census bureau to the state department,
and he wan intrusted with the examination
into and compilation of certain facts relat
ing to the sealing industry. It was not
necessary for him to visit Alaska, and his
work was done in this city. Some time
after it had been submitted to the depart
ment one of the government's special attor
neys while examining the data discovered
an error. Closer investigation showed that
nearly the entire information furnished by
PetrofT hail teen falsified, and in a manner
which left no doubt of falsification with
Willful intent to deceive.
Notified the British tiovrrnraent.
"This discovery astounded the state de
partment officials. The information had
already been incorporated in the case of
this govern men t as sent to Ijomlon and
formed a part of the arch upon which the
United States' claim rented, although it
was not the keystone by any manner of
means. The British government was at
once notified that the United States had
been led into errors of statement and was
informed that a correction would be made
when the counter cash, as the supplemen
tary papers are termed, was su limit ted.
The discovery has created considerable ex
citement in official circles.
iiatinot I'uniNh the Itaecal.
"The superintendent of the census has
been in conference with the president, the
secretary of state and the secretary of the
interior regarding his faithless employe.
The question has naturally arisen, if IV
trofT's work has been falsified in one in
stance, are not his census figures also un
reliable? This is an inquiry that can oniy
be answered after tedious and perhaps ex
pensive investigation. Curiously enough,
there is no law upon the statute. bonkx to
meet such a case as this, and Mr. lYtrotl
will simply lose his government position,
with the knowledge that never again can
lie enter omciai lire."
GOSSIP ABOUT CONGRESS.
Important Measure That Will Come V
Washington, Nov. 14. On Monday, Dec
6, three weeks f rtun now, the Fifty-secoud
eongreuH will meet in final session. In the
Interest which has centered round the elec
tion sight has lieen lost for the time of the
important work yet remaining uncom
pleted on the calendar of the Fifty-second
congress. One of the first matters to be
brought before the senate will be the Vanh
burne anti-option bill, which has already
passed the house, and has shown that it has
clear majority in favor of its passage in
the senate. The bill imposes special taxes
on dealers in options and futures, and re
quires persons engaged in selling certain
product to obtain licensee.
Chicago's Wheat Fit In Danger.
Its provisions are so sweeping that they
would practically, it is charged, shut up
the Chicago wheat pit, the New Orleans
cotton exchange, and other institutions of
like character. A strong opposition was
developed to the bill in the senate, but
there was a still stronger movement in its
favor. Washburn of Minnesota, who had
the bill in charge, only consented to lay it
aside so as to allow of an adjournment of
congress when August had far advanced,
on condition that it should be made the
first special order for the next session, and
hould be fought out to a finish. This ac
ordmgly has to be done. The senate has
number of other important bills on its
calendar, iti!:-ding the "free wool bill"
ad other o-ca'!eul "DUMfiu." turiu mims
measures or rne n erase.
Free Silver Appropriations.
These have slumbered hitherto in the
committee on finance, but a determined
effort will no doubt be made to bring them
out and to send them up to the president
for his action. The house may possibly be
given an opportunity to reconsider its
action and to take up the senate's free
coinage of silver bill. The silver men will
try to bring this about. The appropria
tions for the current year will probably
evoke little discussion except in one im
portant respect. Secretary of the Treasury
i'oste, to wuoin the law requires that all
estimates shall be sent prior to the meeting
of congress, has already intimated in
formally that those estimates will simply
be a duplication of the appropriations
which congress has already agreed to be
necessary for this year, and that no re
commendations will he made for auy in
creases of expenditure or of force.
Where the Trouble Will Kegin.
The one exception upon which a lively
discussion may be looked for is tt part
of the sundry civil bill which makes appro
priation for expentes of the United States
courts, commissioners, and marshals and
deputy marshals. Alli-on stated to the sen
ate when reporting the sundry civil bill for
this year, as agreed upon in conference,
that the"' reductions made in the house
would inevitably result in a deficiency. The
senate wished to appropriate fix 0,000 for
"fees and expenses of United States mar
shals and deputies; the house cut the
amount down to $G75,000. Any attempt to
appropriate for deficinciencies under these
heads will assuredly precipitate a debate
which will bring up the whole question of
the election laws and their enforcement,
NOT MUCH OF A BLANK.
The Mind of Judge Clarkson, Wh Has
Turned lp All Right.
OMAHA, Nov. 14. Judge Joseph R.
Clarkson, whose body was supposed to be
lesing in the mud at the bottom of Honey
Creek lake, Iowa, arrived in Omaha yester
day, the picture of health. On July 29
word was received here that Clarkson was
drowned, and for two weeks the attorneys
of Omaha tramped the lake in a vain effort
to find the body. After waiting for two
months the, bar of Douglas county met and
adopted resolutions of respect, and so beau
tifully were the resolutions worded that
strong men were moved to tears.
Simply Went on a Tramp.
Clarkson is a nephew of the late Bishop
Clarkson and ex-judge of the district eo:irt.
His story of his wanderings reads like ro
mance. He says that to all intents and
purposes his mind has been a blank for the
last three months. While at the lake he
was seized with an irresistible desire to
tramp over the country. When he went to
the lake he took a second suit of clothing,
and leaving his old clothing and all his
valuables in a boat to throw his friends off
the scent he disappeared.
Knew Jos t Who Re Was.
During all his wanderings be knew who
he was, but concealed hie identity and re
frained from writing home. He say he
realised that his home was in Omaha, but
seemed drawn towards Chicago, his former
home. He worked for C. Lamb & Son,
lumber dealers at Clinton, la., for a time
and upon the government river works at
that place. He also worked as a farm
laborer. Last Thursday he conclnded to
come home, and did so. Only last Wednes
day proofs of his death were sent to the in
surance companies. His reappearance is
not a surprise to many.
The "Foolest" of Fool Roia.
Cumbkrlan'D, Md., Xov. 14. Some weeks
ago two well-known gentlemen of Dobbin,
W. Va., made an agreement that, should
Harrison be elected the Democrat should
eat a live rat in the town hall, and should
Cleveland lie elected vice versa. The par
ties to this contract were Captain W. I'.
Moon ey and James J. McCabc. With Mr.
. McCabe's consent it was agreed that the
j rat should be cooked. Saturday night at 7
o clock the town hall was filled to its ut
most capacity aud the s;ectators witnessed
the settlement of one of the most novel bets
of the campaign.
Death of Judge Cooler, of Iowa.
New York, Nov. 14. D. M. Cooley, of
Dubuque, la., judge of the supreme court
of that state, died yesterday morning at the
residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Doug-
. lass, 211 WestCitid avenue, of paralysis.
Judge Cooley came east in September. A
i week ago he was stricken with paralysis.
I Judge Cooley was born at Sugar Hill, N.
j H., in 1825. He was Indian commissioner
under President Grant and served several
terms as a Republican senator in the Iowa
legislature. A few years ago he was made
judge of the supreme court.
Griffin Better Lock Her Up.
PURVIS, Miss., Nov. 14. Miss Leona Iott
and Ijifnyette Stade eloped Saturday. The
intended bride stayed at a neighbor's house
near by while Stade went for the license.
Mr. Jones came along and Miss Lott then
eloped with him. They went to the resi
dence of J. 11. Griffin. Jones also left her
and went for a license, after which Miss
j Ixtt eloped a third time with Wilbur
unnin. nicy came to mis place and were
married. The ceremony was performed by
the Hon. J. W. Holleman. So Jones and
Stade were left lamenting.
Suicide of a Hilwaukeean.
Nkw York, Nov. 14. Frederick M.
Unger, supposed to have been a resident of
Milwaukee, was found dead in bed in his
room at the Broadway Central hotel, this
city, Saturday afternoon. He had evi
dently committed suicide, for there was
bullet hole in his right temple and a re
volver with one chamber empty in his right
hand. There was an envelope in his pocket
addressed to Frederick M. Unger, 101
tirand avenue, Milwaukee, Wis.
Kurb Got It About Right.
Columbus, O., Nov. 14. Mayor Karb
gave his decision Saturday as arbitrator in
the strike of the street railway employes)
Hefind8 that Conductor Alexander was dis
charged without a good cause and decides
that he must be reinstated. This is a com
plete victory for the street car employes.
The conductor refused to take a plugged
dime and wasn't exactly respectful to the
jLiui -a -i- ivijti to pass it.
Homestead Continues to Occupy
Its Bad Eminence.
iTTACZ ON N0JT-UNI01T MILLMEN.
A Host Against Seven Negroes The Knife
and Pistol Perform a Part in the Enter
tainment and a Number of Persons Are
Wounded Dreadful Tragedr In ' a Chi
cago Disorderly Ilon-e A Woman and
Two Men Shot Fratricide Enlivens a
Homestead, Pa., Nov. 14. The period of
lomparative quietness which has prevailed
ti Homestead since the militia left died out
yesterday, and the pent-up feelings of the
linkers broke out afresh in a riot in which
at least fifty shots w-ere fired, but mirac
ulously no person was killed, though a
re were hit by flying bullets. A party of
sjven colored non-union men were on their
vay to their boarding house about 4:45
o'clock yesterday afternoon when a man
E apposed to be a striker attacked two of
tae negroes, Charles Carioll arid Fred
lwis. livis was knocked down. This
v'RS a signal for a large crowd to gather at
tae scene of troubu.
Lewis' ci!iij'tiit)i.s came to his rescue,
and a tcn-i-iie Hoi took place I i twecii li:e
Silorod nun in: o.e ::idr a:ui t iic crow, 1,
sapposi-il to !.- a'! it . vs. nil liif other.
Fotic'iit w ilh Ki.-s ,i:.u t'is...jn.
The two fit ah fujs!:.- i.i-;ur:i.!.lv an.l
fired their ivv, ,vn, aim --I.i in ;1 i '.!.. r
r itllkuhl-. I;! (!l--K ..) ;
Diinuirs. when the i.e.. (.. ... i iv itu.s.i
t irougli the crotwt !. ..... ; .u .ill:. r
house. TLey were lo'.lo ( i... ......una,
'jloodthirsty ciow.i, wi..c. :.!., ;.i
Cumbered at least 2,t;i, ii.cluom, b. ....'
-omen and children, 'i tn- c.ov.d ::.u .n. :
t irew Kiones at the 3ii.u.;it- ;im ., ami
taey in turn returned lie'iin- on i.i.ei.iowii,
and how so many est apf : iust.u.i ui-.ii:i
a miracle. At least two :o.e:! peojiie. were
injured by flying missile s. but a .'.i;- as
cm be learnednone were kiKi-u. The neven
negroes and a number nf strikers have been
arrested. The greatest excitement prevails
here and more deputies have been asked
IN THE WILD WESTERN WAY.
A Tonga, and a United States Marshal
Swap Some I.ead.
Dextku, Nov. 14. Phil Foote, at various
times marshal of Kokoma, White Pine,
a id other Colorado towns, has been etvat
ii.g considerable excitement in western Col
o do. Several months ago he visited a
Stltlake gambling room, where he held
o T a room full of gamblers and sports with
a brace of revolvers, and when he departed
a considerable sum went with him. Foote
as captured and sentenced to a term of
imprisonment, hot afterwards escaped.
The United States marshal went after him,
a id Saturday morning he was overtaken at
Green Kiver, Utah.
Worked an F.nVcttve Trick.
Marshals I'aul and Burhridge and an
o .her went to his room. The moment they
oiened the door Foote reached for his gun,
but Paul had him covered and shouted:
"Jp with your hands 1" Foote, still hold
ing h is revolver, threw up his hands fast
enough, but when his right hand was above
h is head he worked the trick of whirling
the gun around so that the barrel was
downward and the trigger above and in
tiiat position let go a shot at PauL So
axurate was his aim that the ball took off
t ko of the tin i;e rs of Paul's right baud and
disabled it so he could not fire.
Hoth Do Foor Shooting;.
Paul took the revolver in his loft hand
a id be and Foote biased away at one an
other, while jumping around the room
d idging bullets. Foote got to the door
a ad swiftly vanished through it. With an
other revolver he stood otT the crowd that
had gathered on bearing the shots and in a
moment was out of town. The two mar
shals with Paul are said to have tieen
nervous and did not help liim in the fight.
A posse has started in pursuit.
TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT CHICAGO.
Ckarles I. yon Shoots a Woman, Her Para
mour and Himself.
Chicago, Nov. 14. A shooting affair
which will probably cause the loss of three
lives took 1 lace in a disorderly honse at
4773 Clark street, kept by Frauk Whitta
ker and Susie Hess, at 5 o'clock yesterday
morning. Charles Lyon, of Sycamore, Ills.,
cilled at the house and tried to iidnce the
Hess woman to leave Whittakeraud go
with him. This she declined to do, and
told Lyon to leave the house. While they
w ere talking Whittaker entered the room.
1 yon drew a revolver and pressing the
muzzle against the Hess woman's right
8 de, pulled the trigger. The bullet passed
t irough the woman's body and lodged in
t ae left side.
Tutor His Gun on Whlttaker.
Lyon then turned around and fired two
8 lots at Whit taker. One of the bullets
struck Whittaker on the left side of the
tack, passing through his body. After
gazing for an instant on his victims, Lyon
stepped bastdy into au adjoining room,
and, placing the revolver to his head, sent
a bullet through his brain, killing himself
i nstantly. Dr. Wetzel was summoned and
r renounced the injuries of the wounded
man and woman fatal. Whittakeraud the
v-oman arrived in this city from New York
about two months ago.
Cat His Itrothdr's Throat.
Cleveland, Nov. 14 A bloody murder
iccurred at 118 Swiss street yesterday, Pat
rick Frank Murphy cutting the throat of
t is brother, W. J. Murpy, a conductor on
tae Toledo division of the lake Shore rail
raad. Saturday a sister of the two brothers
T-as married, and yesterday a reception was
( iven in houor of the occasion. The naur
c erer, who is a dissolute character, re
named in his room, aud his brother said he
vrould see what was the matter with him.
oon after he entered the room a struggle
ensued, in which Patrick cut the throat of
lis brother from ear to ear.
Perhaps the Bacilli Were Dead.
MUNICH, Nov. 14. Professor Pettenkofer
e nd Professor Emmerich, who have been
conducting a series of experiments withchol-
ra bacilli, say that, as fur as they have been
t ble to learn, local and nut individual con
ditions engender the epidemic. Both men
l ave swallowed large numbers of cholera
bacilli, and yet, but, for slight diarrhcoi,
1 either of them suffered any inconvenience.
Garbage iiecunies a Nuisance.
Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Suits aggregat
ing $11:,50G have been filed against the city
tf Indianapolis by property owners in the
" icinity of the city garbage dump. The
city dumps it g:irbi:ge imo opeu trenches
1 pon the farm owned by it near the ede of
the town, and the atmosphere is tainted for
c mile or wo iu evcrj direction.
Bridge Foreman Thomas, of Columbus,
O., wrapped his overcoat around an 8-year-old
girl who had caught fire from a bonfire
and was in flames and jumped into the
river with her. She is badly burned and
The freighting steamer England, which
is overdue, has arrived safely. She is dis
abled but managed to reach quarantine at
New York with all welL
There is a report that T. V. Powderly
will resign the K. of L. general mas
ter workman's position. He is not in good
health, and besides Is mighty tired of the
job so they say.
Richard Perkins, of Chelsea, Wis., while
hunting ran into a set gun and was mor
tally wounded. He had been married bat
Wm. Russell, of Chicago, had to pay $50
and costs because when his horse balked he
drove the blade of his pocket knife two
inches into the animal.
There is another arrival at the World's
fair; a boy this time. Of course he is an
Fsquimau. The young man will be called
ChriHtophear Columbus Pelisea.
Adj. Gen. Greene, of the Iowa National
Guard, has gone south for his health which
has been seriously impaired by his work in
getting the Iowa troop9 to the World's fair
dedication and a prior attack of typhoid
Kiemlin, the Tennessee stallion, trotted a
mile in 2:07, beating Stamboul's record
and rewinning the stallion championship.
A band of desperadoes set upon two
Swedes at the foot of Talcott mountain,
near Hartford, Conn., at a late hour Satur
day night, stoned one of them to death and
shot the other so that he will probably die.
Robbery was the motive for the crime.
Charles Curtis, one of the representatives
in congress elected by the Republicans of
Kansas, is of Indian descent one-quarter
In a fight over a boundary apple tree be
tween Charles Knorr and Thomas Hussey,
living near Bessemer station, Pa., Knorr was
fatally hurt with an ax. Hussey is in jail.
The latest report of what President Har
son will do after March 4, isy:i, establishes
him in new York as the law partner of his
n ur oArr a. r. Traov.
What th': ii.n. George ti. Vest says in
regsrd to t'e superiority of the tliMch
bergV t.'i-vmond and non-changeable spec
tacle I m u't:i kineses which I purchased
from Prof Hirschberg end they are the
bef-t 1 v. r tried ; it affords inn great
ilenur- t.i recommend Prof. Hirchhrg
s tfl xre!leut optician, nnd his CiH'ec
are simply unequalled in rov experience
G G. Vest '
These spectacles are for Kale by T. H
Thomas sjer,t for Rock Ihland. "
Children of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Sailer
Both Had Eczema
In Its Worst Form
After Physician Tailed, ffaod's
SaraapariUa Perfectly Cured.
Great mental agony is endured by
parents who see their children sufferinff
from diseases caused by impure blood, and
for which there seems no cure. This is
turned to joy when Hood's Sarsaparilla is
resorted to, for it expels the foul humors
from the blood, and restores the dis
eased skin to fresh, healthy brightness.
Read the following from grateful parents :
" To C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"We think Hood's Sarsaparilla is the most
valuable medicine on the market for Mood and
skin diseases. Our two children suffered terri
bly with the
Worst Form of Eczema
for two years. We had three physicians in
that time, but neither of them succeeded in
curing them or even in giving tliem a little
relief. At last we tried Hood's Sarsaparilla
and In a month both children were per
fectly cared. We recommend
as a standard family medicine, and would not
be without it" Mm. and Mrs. M. M. 80LLES.
1412 2nd Avenue. Altoona, Pa.
HOOD'8 PlLL8 care lirer ills, constipation,
biliousness, 'uncuce, sick headache, indigestion.
This is tte dictum of nature.
When people refuse to listen to
tier voir en Fends the cholera
or typhua fever or some other
n- alady to teach them their
duty These dieeas are the
children rf dirt. So is indiges
tion and dyepepeia When the
str.mach and bowels are over
loaded with undieested food,
sickness will follow unless this
material be removed. The best
things in the world for this
purpose are the Laxative Gum
Props These - act directly on
the digestive org ins, rousing to
action and thus enabling them
to i-xpel a'l morbid and waste
m t ter. A b soon as this is done
ike digestion is assured and the
patient is "restored to hetlth.
When a powerful cathartic is
taken, the reaction produces a
voree state of constipation than
there was at first, but with
these Laxative Gum Drops the
action is gentle and pleasant
and when the desired result is
produced the patient is fully
restored to health; All traces
of indigestion are removed. Get
them of any dealer.
.w v. c1'- i;
Driffill & Gleim,
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
$4.00 per Month for Ten years,
or $6:00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title: " ''
ON EACH PLAN. 1 LOCATION 38th ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices.
BUFORD & GUYERS Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue. .
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fall and Winter Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Remember we are ehrwing the largest and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Imfoktkd goods in the three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure $5 to $12
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
It is an acknowledged
ment is the most com
plete in the city; that we
show more pretty and
original styles than any
other three houses, and
that our prices are 25 per
cent below all competi-
Always the best -at
finest line of
fact that our Cloak Depart
N4 W. Second Street. DAVENPORTJOWJl
the lowest prices.