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THE AKGUS, FKIDAI. DEUEMBKU 16, 1SZ
Chicago Sleuths Haven't the
"Price of Liberty."
nihcsi of all in Leavenirij ,'owtt. 'y- test U. S. Gov't Report
"ETEEUAi VIGILANCE" IS MISSING.
HILL .FOR PREMIER.
A . Knowing Newspaper Prints
an Alleged Fact,
WHICH CLEVELAND SAYS IS "STUFF1
And the Jfew York Senator Also Cannot
Confirm The K annas 8enstorship
Meeting of Democrats to Talk It Over
Tanbeneek'a Tifroroos Bogle Call to tbe
Populists Legislative Muddles In the
Courts of Wyoming and Nebraska Of
ficial Returns from Five Stated.
Albat, N. Y., Dec 16. The Times
Onion laat night under a Washington date
printed the following: "United States
Connt ;r TTill has been tendered the port
folio of state by President-elect Cleveland.
This is follmvirs Hie m!om to give to
their leading opponent the portfolio.
United States Senator Hill was approached
tm New York by a close friend of Mr.
Cleveland As a result Mr. Cleveland and
Mr. Hill met in Baltimore later on, where
all differences were healed and Mr. Cleve
land in person tendered Mr. Hill the port
folio of state. This would result in the
following changes in New York state:
Governor Flower nud Hon. Edward Mur
phy, Jr., will both be -sent to the United
States senate, placing Lieutenant Governor
Sheeh&n in the governor's chair."
Cleveland Calls It "Staff."
Nkw YohK, Dec. 16. President-elect
Cleveland was apparently up to his eyes in
business last evening when a reporter
called to ascertain the truth of the an
nouncement in the Albany Times-Union
that Senator David B. Hill had been ten
dered the portfolio of secretary of state. He
sent down word that he was too busy to be
sen and refused absolutely to grant the
reporter a personal interview. In answer.
Dwtn't Suit the Railway Men.
Columbia, S. C, Dec 16. The house of
represent Uvea Thursday night passed the
"railroad coercion bill," which has already
passed the senate. Its provisions are radi
cal in the -xtreme, giving the railroad com
mission i bsolute power in regard to
freight, pt.ssengerand joint rate schedules,
damages nd contracts with connecting
roads, witiiout the right of apjieal. Kail
road meu predict direful consequences to
the roads mi a result of the operation of
The Grangers of Illinois.
Spkincf eld, Ills., Dec. 16. The Illinois
state grange yesterday re-elected George R.
Tate, of Smithton, and J. R. Shaver, ot
Ottawa, members of the executive comit
tee. Alexander Keady, of Normal, was
continued i a the position of editor of the
official org in of the order The Grange
News. Got rge W. Curtiss, of Jo Daviess
county, wiis recommended to Governor
elect Altgtld for railway commissioner.
Resolutions were adopted in favor of gold,
silver and p iper currency, full legiil tender,
preferably greenbacks "issued direct to
the people;1 graduated income tax, anti
option bill, local option, postal Mt vines
Vnnks and free delivery of letters in the
sou n try.
Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Madison, Wis., Dec 16. The official
rote for president is as follows: Cleveland,
177,36; Harrison, 170.761.
Omaha, Dec 16. The official vote of Ne
braska on presidential electors is as fol
lows: Har ison, 87,21$ Weaver, 33,14;
The Two Dakota. Official.
ST. Pall, Dec 16. The official vote of
South Dakota is Harrison, 37,fM; Clcvt
Und, 9,061; Weaver. 26,512. liidwell had
no votes. O Ecial vote of Montana Harri
son, 18.SS3; Cleveland, 17,5!M; Weaver, 7,i"'.;
New York's Cleveland Plurality.
ALBANY, iec. 16. The Democratic plu-
Milttw i,v 1 t.i: . i i r ,
RAVVor Ui F ri A Til. i rtx 11 h annr.nnn.nr t. n -
7 te-:- -g. ; ticket in thu Btaw i8 The phibj.
selection M uui u premier or Cleveland's tioni.sts :lm yoteSi the
eabinet the president-elect sent the follow- ! borites 17,19s and the Populists 16.W.
tag note: "to far as I know, there is not
a single word of truth in the stuff." ' ABBREVIATE. O TELEGRAMS.
Cleveland had written the word "above," ;
but scratched it out and substituted ' Peter Hart, the old soldier wno nailed
"stuff," as more emphatically emphasizing tnc t to the mast at Fort Sumter
hie denial. " after it l-.ut h -en shot away, is (iyiiiK at his
home !! llrooklyn from the effects of a
Hill Denies the Story. strok; ,. jysU rit, is vwlp, ()1i uuJ
Washinctoh, iHc. 16. Senator Hill's has a wife an 1 fourchildren.
attention being called last evening to a j Dr. C. C. bite, a prominent physician
Washington dispatch to the Albany Times of Columbus, (., & years old. died i.f upo
Union at first declined to discuss the mat- pUwy.
A convrnti' u of game w.-irdt-ns fur Min-
ucsoui, the I akotas, Iowa, Illinois. Wi
rimsiu and Mi Miigaii (i'iicd in Miun.-aimhs.
j The general J-entjine.it .seemed to favor a
uiiii.: :u g;ni law tor con. iiiolls States.
Iji.rly in S?y Vi:.:,k Kordyrc-, n young
sto-k tiaron ot Maho. will atieni't to drive
friaii the ct la. r of ti.al slate U Ogail.ila.
Neb., a butid f 45.0UM slnep. The di-stauee
to be traveled by the animals is nscre than
1.IKX) nj.Ii.-., ;u d t'oniyce hopes i i accom
plish thetrij)iu about six months. The
sheep will ha v? to cross the ocky moun
tJiins in their -vildest part, and will have to
ford scores of tuiall streams.
The North German Llovd sU-amshin
tor, but finally consented to state that he j
had not. been tendered a cabinet position
by Cleveland and did not expect to lie ten
PLANNING FOR A KANSAS SENATOR.
repalint ami KeiiM.i rU Can KIe t Him
A Itlast l-'rom 1'atitK'neck.
Kansas Cm V. Dec. 16. A Star spi i;d
from Tupeka. Kits., says the Democratic
leaders from all parts of the state poured
into town yesterday to attend the meeting
of the Democratic rentrid committee,
which talked over the senatorship. It is
apparent that Judge John Martin has a
lead, which at this time seems impossible J Havel has arrived at New York, having on
to overcome. With the aid of one Demo- noard tne pass.-ngers of the steamer Spree,
possible to elect any Democrat other than Jack WilkinsWas shot and killed by
a Fusionist, and the Populist caucus will Henry Schiller at Wan-en's mining camp
decide who that fusionist will be, j in Idaho. Pot i were in love with the same
Not Accord iiir to Tanbeneek'a Idea. girl, and WilKins married her. As he
There is one fly in the fusionist ointment, ; Passed Schiller s house the latter shot him.
however, and that is opposition to fusion! During the week iH-ginning .Monday
by leading Populists. A telegram from j next there w ill be executed by electricity
Topeka says that Taubeneck has sent a at Siug fSiiir prison, V. Y., IViei
letter there urging the Populists to repudi- Scbultz, a loy :1 years old, for the murder
ate all fusions. He says: "The great ques-; of a bttby on L :ig Inland, an:! Frederick
tion now is. What will the People's party I Maguire, of Mi Idietown, N. Y., ho killed
legislators do when it comes to balloting Mrs. Gregory.
for senators? Will they be big enough for A large par v of d"'utv marshals are
the position they occupy? The position our now scourmg the northern part of the
veroome. iv nn me aia or one Demo- ru uic puss augers oi tne steamer pree,
the Populists can elect the senator, j 'Which broke b ;r shaft and was towed back
Senator Kd (Ibrifii, of Sedgwick, nl- ; t Queeii.st-)vi-ii. The Havel also carried the
lgh a straight Democrat, makes it im- ! Spree's cargo.
friends occupy in the different state legis
latures is not an enviable one. The future
of our movements rests with them. They
can eitner make or destroy the party. As
far as I am concerned I will say, give a
crown of honor to him who stands firm
and an eternal curse to him who be
THE WORRY IN WYOM-ING,
tne Supreme ' ourt.
CriF.YENXE, Wyo., Dec. 10. The man
damus case against the state canvassing
board to complete the counting of the vote
in Har.na precinct, in Carbon county,
which involves the supremacy in the next
legislature, came up before the supreme
court here yesterday. Counsel for the can
vassing bouid moved to quash the writ on
the ground that a justice of the supreme
court had no jxiwer to issue a writ in vaca
tion, und that power to issue such writs
was vested only in the court and not in the
Claims of the Democrats.
The counsel of the Democratic petitioners
insisted thulthc judgiof the supreme court
had the power to issue writs during vaca
tion conferred upon them by statute un
der territorial laws, and that these laws
were adopted by the men under whom the
state came into the Union. The argument
will be continued today. In case the mo
tion should be sustained a new writ will
be issued by the court and the main ques
tion at issue be considered.
Contests in Court in Nebraska.
Lincoln, Dec W.-The Clay county con
test cases, involving the seats of two repre
sentatives and one state senator, came up
to the supreme court yesterday upon peti
tion of the KepubUcan candidates for a
wnt of mandamus compelling the county
toemin,,Te,CertiCL',4U!8 f Section to
them instead of the candidates who hud
their names twice on the ballots aud who
ave received certifWroa ,.f , .
order of the uistrict court. The supreme
court issued an order granting the con -Mstees
permission to file an answer to the
Bobbers Loot a Store night Under the
Noses of the Lynz-Eyed Guards A Big;
Lottery Swindle Unearthed Capture of
a Postal Clerk Who Has Been Rieing tbe
Mails Novel Legal Question Before the
Denver Courts A Cannibal Wants Re
lease from Penitentiary.
Chicago, Dec. 16. The boldest and most
extensive burglary which has come to the
knowledge of the police was perpetrated
early yesterday morning when the sales
rooms of the Stokes Manufacturing com
pany at 2i3 Wabash avenue were entered
and bicycles and other goods valued at
upwards of $3,000 were taken out and
carted away by the thieves in a wagon.
Entrance to the store was effected thfbugh
the roof and almost under the eyes of two
watchmen employed to guart the alley
and adjoining premises. In the repair
shop the thieves rummaged around the
benches and selected a number of valuable
tools and a suit of clothes left by one of
Tbey Ransacked the Place.
In the ware rooms on the floor below the
thieves lighted a gas jet in the rear of the
store and leisurely overhauling the bicycles
in stock took them singly to the light for
inspection, carrying those that caught
their fancy to the wagon, which was wait
ing in the alley. The wheels selected were'
tbe finest in the store. Before leaving the
thieves broke open the desks in the office,
taking all the small change they could find,
aud finally overhauled the showcases and
took their pick of caps, oil cans and bicycle
tools. Although the men must have been
in the store fully three hours the robbery
was not discovered until the employes en
tered tb store in the morning and the
only clue to the thieves, is the wagon track
leading out of the alley.
Stupendous Lottery Fraud.
According to the statements of detec
tives who have been engaged for over four
months in hunting the manufacturers of
counterfeit lottery tickets, a stupendous
scheme f-jr defrauding lottery ticket pur
chasers has been discovered. in every
city, town and village in Canada, Michi
gan, Indiuua, Illinois and the northwest
the members of a gang have operated their
clever swindle for about a year, and have
come out of the game heavy winners. The
end of the business came yesterday when a
plant for the manufacture of lottery tick
ets was discovered at 31 and SS3 Clark
street, and Jacob B. Stranger, the proprie
tor, was arrested and charged with forgery.
Bms ICobbing the Mnils.
Walter Gurueau.a cierk in the post-office,
was arrested yesterday bjr Inspector Stuart,
charged with rifling letters that passed
through his hands. Gurneau is a young
man who has boeu employed in the post
office two or three years. His peculations
cover almost the entire time of his service
aud the uinoiint of the robberies is hard to
uueroKee intiun in ttu; Indian iem orv
in search of he Star-Newcoine baud of
outlaws. Deputy I'uited .-states Marshal
Floyd Wilson was siiot by Henry Star, the
leader of the ha id, on Monday.
The National Fire Insurance com nan v.
of New York, establish)! in ls:j8. has de
cided to liquida e its affairs.
Robert Graha n, formerly state superiu
, tendent of schools in Wisconsin, is dead at
Banna Precinct in Carbon Count Kefoee i "is home in Osh tosh.
An attempt to assassinate President Hip
polyte, of Hayti resulted in the shooting,
by order of Hippolyte himself, of the
would-be awutsnin and the guards who
permitted him t gut into the palace.
August Simeon Luce, tbe historian and
French scholar, is dead, aged 59 years. He
was the author of a number of well-known
A sharp earthquake occurred at Athens
and caused considerable excitement No-
body was hurt and no damage was done to
I The Iowa State Historical society has re
! ceived a locket containing in one-half a
lock of George Washington's hair and in
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mic obuer nan a i rcn irum me neau ox juuu
Anthony" Wayn j.
Word from tbe Fated Gilcher.
Leland, Mich., Dec. 16. A bottle was
picked up on tho west side of the North
Manitou island Nor. 8 by Christian Ol
stran containing a letter written with pen
cil .n a bold, firm hand of which the fol
lowing is a copy: "Whoever finds this
bottle, please sen ! to 440 Ohio street, Buf
falo. Sue broke in half. Can't lust much
longer. The Gilc her is a
everybody. Tom Finley.
Kemedy About as Bad as Disease.
San Luis Potohi, Mex., Dec. 16. Father
Ortiz has introd teed, with great success.
an Indian cure for the typhus fever, which
is now prevalent in this city. The remedy
unuK mad by poundimr in water
spiuers or a sptcies known here as the
Arkansas enpu itua. Patients heroic
enough to take this medicine become con
valescent within t ix hours aud regain their
HABEAS CORPUS FOR A CANNIBAL.
Application Thnt iti-incrs Up a Sing-alar
l-tfl uei.f iti.
Diinvku. Dec. Hi Judge Bailey, of the
district court, heard argument, in a singu
lar case yesterday. The application was
one for a writ of halx-.is corpus to release
I Alfred Parker, a convict in thu Canyon
City pi-niteiitmry, r.ww . .-rviug a term of
fi pi ty years for murder. Parker is a can
nibal who was convicted ciht. years ago
for the murder of live of l:i. friends, pros
pwtors with whom he went on an expedi
tion into tbe San J nan country in Janu
ary, 1H74. In 'March of that year he ap
peared at the the Ijos Pintos agency alone
and told conflicting stories as to the fate of
his companions. He was arrested on a
charge of their murder, but escaped and
was not captured until ISiv!.
iav liini Forty Yearn in the Pen,
le w.i then tried and coiivi,:iod of mur
der in the first degttte, hut it was decuxled
that the law authorising capital punish
ment was then inoperative owing to a
blunder of the lcgislatuie. The court then
sentenced him tj :!vc terms of eight years
each, making forty years in all. He has
just completed his first term of eight years,
and the. present application for his release
is based uu the ground that the court had
no right to impose cumulative seutences.
In other words, that in serving his first
term be has served his fall sentence.
Parker luis all along maintained that he
killed his companions in self-defense, but
the evidence at the trial proved pretty
conclusively that be was a murderous can
nibal. The Homestead Poisoning Case.
PiTTsuuiif;, Dec. 10. It is stated on re
liable authority that within the next twenty-four
hours a number of Homestead citi
aeus will be arrested, charged with having
been implicated in tbe plot to poison or
drug non-union workmen during the re
cent troubles. While most of the citizens
think the charges are very weak, there are
those who .believe the Carnegie officials
may have a case against the alleged prison
ers. Beatty reached here yesterday in
charge of the officers. He says the charges
against him are malignantly false.
A Itrute or Sixty Tears.
Aktiqo, Wis., Dec 10. Andrew Juneau
was arrested yesterday on the charge of
humoral conduct. Wednesday the 5-year-old
daughter of Frank Braun went to Ju
neau's candy store and claims Juneau at
tempted to assault her. As the statutes
provide no penalty for such a crime he was
arrested on the charge named. Juneau is
60 years old. He is in jail. '
Benson Cheats the Gallows.
LKAVENWOKTU, Kas., Dec 16. C, A.
Benson, who brutally murdered Mrs.
Theresa Mctttnan on tbe military reserva
tion in 1890, committed suicide in jail here
yesterday with a dagger he had gotten hold
of in some unknown manner. He was to
have been hanged soon.
Sudden Summons of Leop Id Morse.
Boston. Dec 16. While vailing to see
Representative Hitt, of Illinois, in one of
the rooms of the Hotel Vendome, where
the Boston Merchants' association was
holding a banquet last night, ex-Hepresen-tative
Leopold Morse was stricken with an
epileptic lit aud died in an hour.
Senator Gibson Iead.
HOT Spbikos, Ark., Dec 16. Senator R.
L. Gibson died here yesterday afternoon,
after a lingering and ap;arently painless
illness. He was born in Woodturd county,
Ky:, Sep . lu, 1832, and at the time ot his
death was senior senator from Louisiana
The Grandest Holiday
Ever Inaugurated in this Neighborhood.
Your dollar will do double duty at this sale, one dollar going as far as two will
elsewhere; dolls, books, (you will remember we mentioned a lot of i2mo. cloth
bound books, all standard works, at 8c a piece, they are going rapidly.) Chil
dren's and Juvenile books of every kind, at a quarter price. Toys, games, en
gines, cars, trains, animals, rabbits, cats, chickens, churches, fences, elephants,
(you should see our large performing elephant, only i8c,) dogs, goats, boxers,
toy dishes, wheelbarrows, dolls furniture, wash sets and a thousand items to
please, instruct and amuse both old and young.
Owing to the disagreeable weather of last week, pur. cloak sale was not
made, as pronounced as we had intended. We have decided to follow this week
with an additional lot of remarkable cuts, prominent in the lot will be 12 long
coats, velvet collars, changeable silk lining, at $7.50, reduced from $10. An
other lot of 14 brown mixed reefer jackets with pleated backs and half belts, at
$9.50; Monday, a. m., we mark them $6.92. Many other cuts which are bound
to make business lively in our cloak department. If you want a cloak, come
now, while you can find a good assortment, and during the special low prices for
Somespecial things to which we wish to direct the
attention of the "Man" of the family.
We have just received several new things in BLACK SILKS which make ex
quisite and most useful Christmas presents. A fine assortment of silk umbrel
las with new, stylish, recherchi handles, always acceptable as a present; photo
graph albums of novel design, always appreciated about Christmas time, and
many items which you can only know about by seeing.
To direct special attention to our Albums, which we know are the nicest
and cheapest in this state or Iowa, we will sell 144 s. nip "!'ju:ns, size 9x12 in
ches, at 2c a piece, only one to each.
OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT On and aft rT :::rs:: -,y evening, the 15th,
our store will be open until 9 o'clock each evenr gfti' Christmas, c
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
P. S. Mr. McCombe wants us o mention oue eptcia! item in bis tier arinunt for Monday aud Tuesday, a line ol
colored estins suitable for trimmings ao.i for sll Rinds of far cy work it 16c per yard, 16: for twe days.
N. B.1- We have just received an inv-lice for 376 more of thoee ls'e 12aio. ciolb boLcd books which we are
selling- at 8c. They will arrive in about S day and this ill probably he all we can get at this price. This was
a prt of our original order which we b& '. hnrdiy expjeted the puMisiitrs to complete
LABOR. TIME, M0NE"Y
Use it yout own way.
!lt ie the bett cap made
For v as-hiiifc Machine use.
MA PK BY
WARKGCX & RALSTON.
DRIPFILL & GLEIM
-Keeps the finest line of
IN THfi CITY
m s t 0
Dr. Renison's Hell able heuedv. Famous every
where amon? the ladies as safe, prompt an.
tectaal The oriihnsi mrmon'" tatoatwn. Pric
$1 sect dlV'Ct, sealed ; itrorroation irre. Aaan
Catoo Heolcal Co., Boston, Maea.
A suits Asia rotifi t SBurir A
MANLY JSOR and th. O.I Ca(tjmt
vitality Iim.& A M rll.a !MTo-
Under Harper House.
You wish u pier: f Diamoni Jewelry,
You wish a Wa rch,
You wish ; Clock,
You wish a I' iae Fin,
You wish a pair of Far Eiuge,
Ytu wish eomething in t'olid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
You wish anything in our line for Christmas,
You can surely find it at
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.