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THE AJtGUS, TKriiBliAY, DECEMltEK 1, ISV2.
Against the impositions of a company of females, who,
under the lead of a male agent, are infesting dif
ferent sections of the country, performing a trick
which they pretend is a test of baking powders.
It having been intimated that these persons are
the paid agents of the Royal Baking Powder Com
pany, this is to advise all concerned that this Com
pany has no relation whatever to them, that their
so-called test is a sham, and that the females are in
structed and employed to perform these tricks, and
make false statements in all kitchens to which they
can gain access, by concerns who are trying to palm
off upon housekeepers an inferior brand of baking
powder through the operation of fallacious and de
, The Royal Baking Powder Company in no case
employs such agents, and whenever the name of
this Company is used to gain entrance to houses,
the applicant, no matter how respectable in appear
ance, should be regarded and treated as an imposter.
Royal Baking Powder Co.
106 Wall St., New -York.
TwrKsPAY. Pkckmbkr I. l93.
THEY SEEK FACTS.
Two Congressional Inquiries
Now in Progress.
IlnKIGEAHON AFFAIRS UNDEB FIEE
A Xrapa.it Inn to Prohibit for On Year
the Lsn.linc of Spurchi-r. for New Ifonien
The Probable Cholera lnvalnn In
volved In the Matter A Committee of
I Inquirer Which Hits a Hard Kov to :
Hoe Attempt to fjet at the Truth About
the Coal C'ombint. i
NEW Yokk, Dec 1. The session of the I
United States wuate committee on immi- I
frratlon, whi.-h commenced at room 15,
Yitth Avenue hotel Tuesday, wns con tin- ,
tied yesterday morning. It is believed that
the committee has practically agreed in
the affirmative on the following proposi
tions: "All immigration, except from
Korth and South American countries, shall
"be suspended for one ye.-ir from March 1,
1893, The law to be so framed as not to .
hinder the free return of American citi-
xens or the easy admission of visitors."
Those present at the meeting yesterday '
Were: Senators Chandler, Proctor, Hale, 1
Faulkner, Gray, Call and I Uncock. The
CotUniit te; was in session from 11 o'llock
until nearly 8. !
Effect oT Immigration on Cholera.
After the meeting a statement was made '
to the representatives of the press to the
effect that the time had leen mostly con
sumed in the consideration of the aspect of
the question in relation to the probability
f the cholera visiting this country next I
year. The shutting down of immigration, J
it was argued, would lessen the danger of j
uch a visit materially. JJr. r.dson, ot the
health board, has been summoned to give
his views regarding the probability of
cholera cominu to this country And the
probable effect of cutting off immigration.
He expressed himself strongly in the belief
that cholera would probably come to these
shores in the spring. He h:is studied the
snbject thoroughly and finds strong rea
sons to think that there is a big light in
store for the country against the dread dis
ease next spring.
Two Doctor! Who are Said to Agree.
The doctor also expressed himself as be
ing of the opinion that the enactment of
the proposed law which would restrict im
migration for one year beginning next
spring, would be a most potent factor in
the light to keep the cholera from the
shores of America. Dr. Jenkins, of the
health board, who is in Chicago, is said to
bold the same opinion in the matter as Dr.
Kdson. Colonel Weber, of the immigra
tion commission, was present to hear the
discussion and to aid the committee by
making suggestions. "The committee
feels that the matter is an important one
and will be deliberate in whatever it does.
The committee is authorized to "send for
and examine persons, books and papers,
and to administer oaths to witnesses."
Industrial Aapect of the Matter.
The present indications are that the com
mittee will adopt the idea of limiting im
migration to this country for one year, and
make it the basis for a report to congress.
The subject of iiutnjrntion is regarded by
many as a matter great importance.
Those who have looked into the matter say
that if it continues unrestricted much
longer it is sure to work injury to the coun
try, the most noticeable feature of that in
jury being a reduction of wages. Another
and perhaps the most serious aspect of the
matter is that by keeping immigrants out
of the country next spring the chances of
cholera coming here will be materially
Steamship Companies Not Considered.
There are those who say that each a
curse will mean the loss of a great many
dollars to the various steamship com
panies, but they are answered to the effect
that that is of trifling Importance beside
that of the health and well being of 60,
000,000 of people. The immigration com
mittee will continue the discussion of the
matter, holding meetings in this city and
listening to the opinions of various author
ities on the subject, but it is probable that
the committee will arrive at no decision un
til a return is made to Washington after a
(oil consideration of the matter here.
PROBING THE COAL COMBINE.
The Congressional Probe Finds Itself In a
Kew York, Dec 1. The sub-committee
of the congressional interstate and foreign
commerce committee, who have been en
gaged in investigating the Heading coal
"combine," transferred their labors from
Philadelphia, where they met Tuesday, to
thin city yesterday morning. The net re
sult of the Philadelphia inquiry was that
the committee found indications of a com
bine, but mighty little proof of the sane.
President MeLeod and other big guns of
the Heading were before it, but while ad
mitting that there was a monthly meeti lg
of those interested in anthracite, and that
immediately after those meetings the prioe
of coal was raised, insisted that the meet
ing made no combine to raise it just
talked over the matter informally, and d s
cussed the state of the market.
Another Unprofitable 'Witness.
The first witness called at the nieetii g
yesterday was Sales Agent 'J'. V. Torrey, of
the D. and 11. C'anr.I company, lie had at
tended the meetings referred to above, bi t
the most important business transacted
was the decision of the question "Where
shall we meet again?" They aiso discussed
the outlook, anil the best price to charge,
but made no agreement. Representative
Patterson tried to make the witness atlm't
that the object of these meetings was 1 1
foist as much coal upon the market an 1
sell it for the highest price without driving
people to other fuel substances. 1 ie denied
it, but later said such was, lie thought, th ;
object of every business man or company
Coombs Sort of Loan Hi. Temper,
Representative Coombs became very
angry about this time ami asked the wit
ness whether he could, as a gentleman, sa
that these meetings had been held for the post
ten years and really had no object or that
nothing had been done at any of them,
other than expla:ned by him. The witness
said that he had tried to show what was
done at these meetings ami then said: "1
wish either one of you gentlemen, or the
committee for that matter, would uttend
one of our meetings. I am bure none of the
men would talk less because you wert;
Oust So, llrother Torrey.
lie was asked if a man not engaged in
the coal business got into one of the meet
ings what would be done with him? He
said that the :uau nearest the door would
inquire of a stranger his business, and if
not a coal dc:;!er he was told that the
meeting was private and was requested to
leave. Chairman Coombs then told the
witness that his testimony had more effect
than that of a iy previous witness upon
the miuds of the committee.
PRESSYTEf.lAN HERESY TRIALS.
Progress of the Cases at New York and
CINCINNATI, Dec. 1. The trial of Pro
fessor Henry Preserved Smith was contin
ued yesterday, the net result of the day's
work being that all the charges and speci
fications were approved And then service
acknowledged by Professor Smith, who
pleaded not guilty. The first charge.which
condemned an article written by the pro
fessor for the New York Evangelist, was
read and its authorship admitted. The
prosecution oTered to arrest the charge if
Smith woulu disown the interpretation
put on his language, but he said he pre
ferred to disprove the charge, lloth shies
were then argued.
The Briggs Case at New York.
New York, Dec. 1. In the Briggs heresy
case yesterday the defendant objected that
the case had been dismissed in November,
1891, and he could not legally be called to
reply to the same charges again; that the
proceedings against him were not orderly
nor regular; and that the proofs offered by
the prosecution were not relevant. All ob
jections were rejected, the lost vote being
oB to 65. Briggs then took exception to
the action of the presbytery and adjourn
ment was taken for the day.
For the Nicaragua Canal.
New Orleans, Dec. 1. The national
Nicaragua canal convention met here yes
terday with oliG delegates present, 150 being
from this state. The purpose of the con
vention is to bring pressure to bear on con
gress to guarantee (1(,000,000 of bonds of
an American company which will build the
canal which is at work now, in fact
and also guarantee the safety of the canal
from war. interference; in fuct, generally to
act as protector of the canal and its inter
ests, and assert the Monroe doctrine as far
as necessary. The canal will cost, accord
ing to estimates, $100,000,000. The first
day of the convention was devoted to or
ganization and oratory.
Look Like Juggling with the Law.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 1. In the case of
"William T. Roberts vs. Mary Roberts the
court of appeals has decided that the di
vorce granted by the lower court is void.
Roberts is under sentence of death for the
murder of Henry Kaippla. An appeal for
a new trial is now pending iu the supreme
court. Mary Kolicrts by this decision is
declared the lawful wife of the condemned
man, and as such is not privileged to testi
fy against her husband. It was on her evi-
tlence inai nonerm wn couvicieu.
Mrs. Maggie Bradley, who was recently
tried and acquitted for the murder of a
babv. has been told by the women ol V lllis,
Kan., to leave the county in ten days or
they would tar and leather ner.
DEAD ON THE PILOT
The Ghastly Du;-Jen a' Train
THEEE E0DIE3 ON TH3 CPW CATCHER
A Tarty of I ie sirtirU Ami lour Killed
Tfic Fifth Terrible Hurt The lOngineer
Ignorant of the MWChter Vntil lie
ltearlied 11 is Station Kuilway Crash
That May Knil Three More Lives .In
ther 1 hut Rills a Woumii Death at
Ki.mira, X. Y., Dec. 1. One of the most
terrible railroad crossing accidents that has
occurred for years, recalling the one in
which tlie Rev. Wellington White and
three children wera killed two years ng,
took pia"e at the Pennsylvania avenue
crossing of the Krie in the 1'ifili ward at
11:0.) last night. Five persons were return
ing to their homes in the town of .South
port from the city in a wagon. They were
William Conklin and wife, Kdwnrd
l;!unebard and wife, and Mrs. M:i": ;
I'iits. The crus-sing is a dangerous one. it
is guarded by gates during the day, but
these are not operated after 0 p. m.
;hatly liurden of the Cow Catcher.
No one knows just how the accident oc
curred, but the wagon v;is struck by the
Krie vestibuled train Xo. 5 running at a
high rate of speed. The engineer says he
did not know he had struck anything, and
the first known of the accident by the
trainmen was when the train halted at the
station nearly half a mile from the cross
ing. As it drew into the station the loco
motive bore on its pilot the ghastly burden
of three crushed and mangled bodies. They
were those of Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard and
Mrs. Conklin. The wagon was scattered
along in bits, some of it dropping off at.
the Wtiter street crossing on the north side
of the Chemung river.
One Dead, the Other Mangled.
The body of Mrs. Pitts and the mangled
form of William Conklin, still alive, were
picked up about 100 yards from the cross
ing. Mr. Conklin was taken at once to the
Arnot-Ogden hospital in the ambulance.
The extent of his injuries are as yet un
known. All of the killed had their heads
crushed. There is great indignation here
over the fact that the railroad crosnn'.-s in
the heart of the city are not guarded dur
ing the night.
MAY RESULT IN THREE DEATHS.
A Missouri Taciflc Train Derailed Near
Arkansas Cut, Ark., Dec. 1. The
noithlMiund Missouri Pacific passenger
train leaving here at 12:40 p. m. yesterday
jumped the track about one and a half
miles from this city. The baggage car and
two coaches left the track. Tho coach next
to the baggage car rolled down the em
bankment of about twenty feet and turned
over a total wreck, injuring twelve or fif
teen passengers, most of them slightly.
Those worst injured were: Mrs. Dr. Tillar,
of Tillar Station, shoulder and chest
ciushed, probably fatatally hurt, and three
colored men, names unknown, who were
cut and bruised considerably. Two were
sent to the Missouri Pacific hospital at St.
Louis, and are considered probably fatally
hurt. The other injured received cuts r.nd
bruise of a more or less severe character,
but none serious.
Killed One uml Injured Three.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 1. As the Rock
Island passenger from the south was com
ing into the city last night over the Rio
Grande track, it struck a light wagon near
Ovt rland park and killed one woman and
injured three other persons. Mrs. Warren
MctJuary, of Silver Plume, was instantly
killed. The injured are: Mrs. A. J. Saw
yer, badly bruised; Klizulx'th Ford, arm
broken; Willie Sawyur, bruised about the
Another Death at a CroKiting.
Chicago, Dec 1. Dr. Charles McGorray,
60 years old, was instantly killed at the
Ashland avenue crossing of the Chicago,
Burlington and Qaincy road hist evening.
The doctor was struck by a passenger
train while attempting to cross the tracks
in a buggy. Dr. McCiorray was born in
Rochester, X. Y. He was graduated at the
Ann Arbor Medical school in 1SS2 and since
that time has practiced in this city.
Turned Out To lie a Murder.
Chicago, Dec. 1. Mrs. 1-aura Miller,
the keeper of the little cigar store at 1223
State street, who was so brutally beaten by
a man supposed to le a paper hanger, and
known only by the name of George, died at
the county hospital yesterday. It was
thought Tuesday that she might recover,
but during the night she grew rapidly
worse, and at an early hour yesterday
morning passed away. The assault has
now developed into one of the most brutal
murders this city has had for many years.
Fought Nohly for Her Honor.
BATAVIA, Ills., Due. 1. At the Bchool
house one mile east of this city, after the
school hud closed yesterday afternoon, two
unknown men entered the building and
made a desperate effort to assault the
teacher. Miss Lillian Ilarnish, aged 17, but
she by her heroic struggles Raved herself,
hut not without being seriously injured.
The fiends bound her hands behind her,
tied her hair to her arms, and then made
The Typhoid at St. Louis.
ST. Locis, Dec 1. The death rate from
typhoid fever doubled yesterday. There
were sixteen deaths from the epidemic dis
ease and the mortality rate from all cases
remains abnormally high. The number of
new cases, however, is only seventy-seven
against 118 Tuesday and 220 the day be
fore. Express Robbed of 835,000.
Galveston, Dec 1. Somewhere between
Xew York and this town thieves on the
fast train enriched themselves to the ex
tent of (35,000 by substituting for two
jmckages of money supposed to contain re
npectively (10.000 and (25,000 brown paper
of simnar bulb. JNoclue,
Prospect of a Telegraph Strike.
Chicago, Dec. 1. Unless the Chicago,
Hock Island and Pacific and Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy railroads grant the
remands of the telegraphers there will be
8 general strike on both roads. The indi
cations are that neither road will comply,
The Scot for Bimetallism.
London, Dec. 1. Special meetings have
been held by the chambers of commerce in
t ie leading Scottish cities, and monetary
associations have been formed to co-operate
w ith the English bimetallic league.
1892 DECEMBER. 1892
Su. Lie. Tu. U'e. Th. Fr. Sa
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T1T2 T3 T4 15 To 17
18 10 20 21 22 23 24
25 2G 27 23 20 30 81
There ara only 3.i.i:),i;0-) 1 exes of oranges
insight in llorida, and dealers expect
higher prices. Lust ve;.r lliere were 3,i."0,
000. The Farmers' Xntional bank of Allen
town, X. J., was robbed of $2,700, but the
robliers were caught before they were out
Italians at C'fevcland are raising money
to prosecute a policeman who shot an
Italian tough wheu the latter drew a knife
The cornerstone of the great Kpiscnpal
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, to lie
built at Xew York, will lie laid Dec. 7.
Nearly 700,000 has been plelged for the
A ten-ton meteor fell a mil; northeast of
Xew Castle, Colo. Xo one s nv it fall, but
the way it penetrated the earth and the
heat generated in the vicinity proved it to
be what it is reported.
A safe in the postoflice at Marengo, Ills.,
was blown open and all the stamps and
cash on hand taken.
Virginia Penny, the pioneer in the move
ment to extend the possibilities of employ
ment for women, is living in Xew York in
pitifully destitute circumstances.
William Schroutz and Robert Ferguson
are under nrrest at Forrest, Ills., and
Charles O'Malley and Elmer Hoodley at
Fairbury, Ills., charged with burglary.
A passenger train was held up at Malta,
Mont., by three men, who secured the local
safe from the express car.
DANGEROUS CRANK ABROAD,
lie Mioots :. r.liin and Then Disappears In
r.v'.n:;r:i-::iK, X. Y., Dec. 1. Aaron
i.u.?;w )ih1, a dwarf and hermit, has spread
terror throughout the eastern part of
Dutchess county. Lock wood lived all
alone for years in a shanty in Putnam
county, nejir the Dutchess county line. He
constantly patched his clothing with every
colored p;ch he could find. It was his
custom to wander through the woods and
along the highways, carrying a gun in one
hand and an ax in the other. He was re
garded as a harmless simpleton and the
boys used to plague him.
Fired on with Itnrkshot.
Last Saturday morning John Knapp, a
neighboring farmer, was passing l.ick
wood's cabin when the old hermit rushed
out with his gun and o,iened fire on Knapp,
filling his arm and side wi mekshot, and
seriously wounding l.iin. Knapp fell in
the high way, ar.d woil ll"d to the
hills. He was hat less and lO.ulcs-, and the
morning was very cold. The oilieers and
neighbors have be. n searching for the her
mit ever since, but no trace of him has been
found. As he took his gun w ith him there
is a feeling of terror all through that sec
tion which is not likely to abate until the
dangerous dwarf is found. Knapp will
probably recover from his wounds.
WILL EE A PRACTICAL TEST.
Radical K form Measures Adopted at
PlTTsmriiG, Dec. 1. Yesterday Mayor
Gourley addressed a letter of instruction to
Chief Brown, of the department of public
safety, directing that officer to at once
close every house of ill-repute in the city.
Chief Brown at once directed Chief of Po
lice O'Mara to close and keep closed all
such houses in the city. This action on the
part of the mayor is brought about by the
concerted action and demand of the United
Presbyterian ministers, and personal ap
peals from many prominent people all over
the city. The church people have pledged
themselves to care for the inmates of the
resorts, who are sent adrift by the closing
of their houses.
They Are Leaving the City.
The order of the mayor closing the dis
reputable houses caused a great sensation.
All the houses were dark last night and
many inmates have already left for other
cities. Thirty -five went to Cleveland and
twelve to Wheeling. The order to arrest
all women found in the houses after 10
o'clock last night was extended to Friday
To Toons Mothers
who are for the first time to undergo
woman's severest trial, we offer you, not
the stupor caused by chloroform, with
rick of death for yourself or your dearly-
loved and longed-for offspring, but
"Mothei'a Friend," a remedy weich will,
if used as directed, invariably alleviate
the paics, horrors and rUks of labor, and
often entirely do away with them. Bold
by Hartz & Bsbneen .
I Have Taken Several
Bottles of Bradfield's Female Regulator
tor falling of the womb and other diseases
combined, of 16 years standing, and I
really believe I am cured entirely, for
wbicb plesfe accept my thanks.
Mhs. W. E. Stebbiss, Ridge, Oa.
Sold by Hartz & Bshneen.
pHR DAILY ARGUS DELIVERED AT YOU B
wfc uuur every ereui ni lur AZ)fcC per wees.
J OR SALE A 8UUABK PIANO AS GOOD AS
new, Djr r. feaiits, 8 Twcinn street.
JOB RENT Furnished rooms at 1408 Eecond
ANTED r"OUR GENTLEMEN HOARDS R
in private family, No. 806 Nineteenth St.
l?OK RENT 8'X-ROOM HOUSE. CELLAR
r cistern aim well, between Twenty-eighth and
Twetity n nth atreeta, Eighth arenne. Inquire at
wux ibignin arenne.
AGENTS making S5 to 10 per day selling the
Electrical Wonder botuebold want. 50 Brad
rtreet, Davenport, Iowa, recond floor, room 9, 8 to
p. m. uuneroi agroi wan lea.
WANTKD SIX LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
who wnnld like steady employment, light
work, fw.uu per montn easily made, call or aa
areas. 'I hoe. f. Aokin, I20t Third avenue
- TO 1S PRB n AT AT HljMI SKf.I rwn
e) Lithtnine Plater and rlatinz lewelnr.
watchea. tableware, Ac Plates the finest of jew
elry eooua' t". onu iirwc meiau wttn cold,
i-llver or nickel. No experience No capital.
t . i. DU NO 4 CO..-1 alnn-ba.
. IHUIWIJiU KlUfll,
Special eugitienrHiiil of the DisthjguistH ! Amorte ttt Tii3".'.ian,
li Walker Whiteside,
fc'upportid by a Powerful
in his grind atd
Trices 25, 50, 75 and f 1.C0.
IN THE CITY.
At never before
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fatx and Winter Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Kemember we are chewing the IsTgeet and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Imfokted 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
and Twenty-third St., and
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
We can't help talking about 'em; they are
going this weather like hot cakes.
A. Special Sale this Week.
2500 fine stylish garments, with and without fur,
at $28.50, 22.50, 18.00, 15.75, 14.25, 10.25, 8.25,
7.50, 6.75 and 5.95.
You will save at least S4 to
$10 on each garment you
buy from us.
Millinery Always the
best at the lowest prices.
We are the People.
Compiny of Legitimate Arti-'s.
ere - 1 impr?o:aUon of
Sent on sa!e at Harper llo-ise
finest line of-
o o us m x is 3
heard of prices
store, cor. of Fifth avenue
will be known as the
' 14 w Seccni1 stre4 toVEKPORi- IOWA.