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THE A KG US, SATtJliDAY, DECEM.15KU 17, ISiiL'.
RELATED FOR FACT
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GKOYIS TOEEMEMBEB HIS FEIENDS
The United States Official Investigation of baking powders,
made under authority of Congress (see Bulletin 13, Chemical
Divi.s ion, U. S. Ag. Dept.), shows the Royal to be a cream of
tartar baking powder f f the highest quality, snd superior to all
others in strength, leavening power, and general usefulness.
The Royal Baking Powder is thus distinguished
by the highest expert official authority the
leading Baking Powder of the world.
FA1 II CONCESSIONS.
Inquiry Into the Facts of the
U0TH1KG- CP.OOKED YET UNFOLDED
Ko Competition in Such Caws, and No
Rale I:-qiiiriiiK Such a Prot-eilure An
drew MrNlljrN Sworn Testimony First
Consignment of Souvenir Coin Kn Koate
to the Worlri's Fair City Four Pieces
of Exceptional Value Cnl. Shepard
10,000 Columbian Exposition Note.
Chicago, Dec. IT. The investigation of
Vf. B. Coukey's contract for printing the
World's fair catalogue was started yester
lay before- Kiiwin Walker, Judge Moran
Bnd Mark Ij. Craw ford, the investigating
committee appointed by the directors. For
three hours testimony fvas heard. Officials
of the exposition, representatives of big
publishing houses and Mr. Conkey himself
told About the contract. To those wlio ex
pected the !:ilMir delegates would furnish
proof of indiscriminate fraud and corrup
tion Miming officials of the fair the first
ftay'i (!. 'clopmeuts were a disappointment.
No Kids Were Asked For.
Aside from the fcict that public bids
were not asked for the concession no evi
dence was brought out that could be said
to reflect on the award. , Three ot the big
gest publishers in town said, under oath,
that they would not have bid for the work
If they had b,-eu asked to. All the officials
f the fair who have been cbarged,either di
rectly or by implication, with having an
Interest in tin job, denied emphatically
that they were interested in any part of
the concession. Henry Askew, the spokes
man for the labor organizations, presented
the charges, but beyond the fact that no
bids were asked, the charges were not se
rious. Mr. Donohue,of Donohue, Henne
berry & Co., J. M. Jones, Andrew Mc
Kally and reprseentatives of other printing
houses, were before the committee.
Testimony of Andrew McNally.
Andrew McNally' testimony is a fair
ample of that given. He was sworn and
told the judges that Director E. B. Rutler
had carried on the negotiations with Mr. Con
key, and had the contract' almost ready to
sign before lie knew anything about it. Mr.
McNally read from the records of the com
mittee showing the progress of negotia
tions. "The subject was finally referred
to a sub-committee," he said, "and on Nov.
B3 I introduced a resolution to give the con
tract to Mr. Conkey on payment of 1100,000
and certain percentages of his gross re
ceipts from suIch and advertising."
No Hole Requiring Advertising.
To Askew he said there was no rule re
quiring advertising for concessions, most
Of which bad lieen giveu in the same way
as that to Conkey. He had never told
Conkey he had control of concessions and
bad no relations with Conkey to make him
Interested in that particular contract. He
would not have hid for the work if he had
been given I he chance. lawyer Page asked
Mr. McNally a question for his client.
Was your action in this matter influenced
by any motive other than the strictest
honesty and a desire to make a good bar
gain for tin- exposition company?" "Ft was
not," replied McNally
SHIPMENT OF SOUVENIR COINS.
Fifty Thousand Sent to Chicago and Ten
Thousand to New York.
Ciik aco, Dec. 17. The first 50,000 of the
new Columbian souvenir half-dollars will
arrive in this city this afternoon over t'.ie
Pennsylvania limited, in care of the United
States Express company. Immediately
upon their arrival they will be turned over
to Treasurer Seelierger, of the World's fair
directory, who will at once begin distribut
ing them among the bauks of the city. The
first souveuir coin, kuown as the "$10,000
beauty," will be turned over to the firm of
Wyckoff, Seamaus & Benedict, of the
Remington Typewriter company, who have
paid the above handsome sum for it. The
coins will tie distributed to those who have
applied for them on the principle of "first
Come first served."
Applicants Who Come First.
The price ot each coin is $1. Under the
above role the following banks in this
city will be supplied: Illinois Trust and
Saving ; bank. 7,000; Corn Exchange bank,
1,000: Northwestern National bank 8 000
Continental National i..Tik. r.,000; Bank of
America, 7,0(10; Bank oi Commerce, 8,000
Metropolitan National bank, i.,000; Union
unii.a.iMJuu; r int. National bank,
j 10,"sk. This uniKes a rotui oi k,.tou xo oc
distributed aiming the first nine banks',
leaving only is.:) for the various other
I banks of the city.
1 Colonel Sliepurd's Ten Thousand.
The very first applicant for the souvenirs
was Colonel Elliot r". Shepard, proprietor
ol the Mud aid Express of New York
city. He applied or lO.Oonhalf dollars. Super
intendent Hosij; shell, of the I'liiladelpnia
mint, delivered :he first 60,000 coins yester
day morning. f t hese ."iO,i.H)Cr were turned
over to the l ulled States Express com
pany for shipment to Chicago and the
other 10.IMK) were delivered to John K
Shriver, representing Colonel Elliot V.
Shepard, of New Vorc City. Shepard's
coins started fi r fiotham under guard of
a corps of Mail .mil Express leiKirters, and
in a special l'ullman attached to the 9:30
KourSouvenirs of Especial Value.
The coins were shipped . to Chicago in
bags inclosed in kegs. Particular atten
tion was devoted by Mint Superintendent
Bosbysheil and his assistants to the pack
ing of one Keg which was distinguished
from the otheis by the word "special"
marked in bl le pencil on the head. There
were live Lags o: coins placed in this keg
as in the crhtrs, but one of them was
uiui kcil ' -HrtS" instead of 5,000. This indi
cated t he ornissi hi from its contents of four
halfdoilais. Tliis tour were the first or
"$10,000 beauty, ' the four hundredth, the
fourteen hundred and ninety-second, and
the eighteen h utdred and ninety-second
coins of the uew issue, all of which have a
premium upon their value, and were
packed separalel V.
CAR-LOAD Or STUFFED ANIMALS.
(rat Collerliiin ot North American
Malum.! for the F'air.
Five car-lo:id of stuffed animals have
arrived from the state university at Law
rence, Kas. The exhibit is said to be one
of the best collections of North American
mammals in the country. It was prepared
by Professor Dy he, who killed most of the
animals himself. The collection embraces
moose, elk, deer, grizzly bear, black and
cinnamon bear. Rocky Mountaiu lions,
sheep, goats, wolves, foxes and many othur
animals. In this collection is a maguifi
Mmt specimen of the elk which Professor
Dyohe killed with five shots, having fol
lowed the animal for three consecutive days
and camping out in the midst of a terrific
Important to Illinois Breeders.
The Illinois World's fair board will pay
the freight on all live stock sent by breed
ers in tliis state to the exposition, a fund of
M0.000 having b-en reserved for that pur
pose. Secretary ierrard has issued the fol
lowing rules for the information of live
stock men who intend sending stock to the
The freight charges will be paid on horses,
cattle (including cows in the dairy school),
swine and sheep from all points in Illinois.
The express charges will be paid on
poultry from all points in Illinois.
Receipted bills of lading only will lie ac
cepted as evidence of charges paid.
After the payu ent of freight charges, as
indicated, the ba ance of the appropriation
will be apportioned as premiums, as fol
lows: Horses, 17 per cent.; cattle, 30:
swine, 15; sheep. 12; and poultry, 6 per
Has a V. a Whale Aboard.
Manitowoc, Wis., Dec. 17. The ce.nnl
schooner Castor, with the big whale aboard
which is to be t xLibited at the World's
fair, has arrived here and been viewed by
many people. The whale when kliled was
C5 feet long and weighed 75 tons, but it lost
85 tons thrum;! the use of embalming
Suids, of which 3 ) barrels have been used
in the body. Thi re is standing room in the
whale's mouth, which is open, for 25
people. The Cas or will be docked here
and then proceed to Milwaukee to go into
winter quarters vntil spriug, when she will
proceed to Ciiicat o.
Another Al leged Fair Scandal.
Hklkna, Mont., Dec. 17. The staue of
Montana silver'. mestion having been dis
posed of to the dissatisfaction of everybody
in this state, tin; World's fair managers
now have another scandal on their hands.
Mayor Higgins, who has just returned
from Chicago, suys that he went through
the Montana bi.ilding with a competent
builder who says it could be duplicated
for $5,000. The c intract price was 14,500,
within $500 of tl e limit allowed by law.
and now a bill to- $500 extras comes in.
! inere are, rc is gara, crmruonas in Idaho,
but only a few i ersons know where the
fields are; consequently investors shou.d
be very careful how they buy diamond
And Also HI Enemies All Offices Not
Tagged by the Civil Sen Ice Law To Ite
Passed Around and Republicans Giveu
the Rapid Grand Hon nee Another Story
That Carl Keliurs Is To Ite Poshed for a
Place by "Mugwumps."
New Yoke, Dec. 17. Cleveland had any
number of Democratic visitors from out of
town yesterday, both at his law office in
the Mills building and at his home. His
two principal visitors were Arthur Sewell
and Don M. Dickinson, of the national
Democratic committee. Two interesting
stories came out, one of which Cleveland
fully knows, and the other he will learn
today. The first relates to a conversation
which Mr. Cleveland had with a United
States senator in the party, whose name it
is not permitted to print. Cleveland and
this United States senator, in the most nat
ural way possible, got to talking about the
course Mr. Cleveland would pursue on the
patronage question after his inauguration.
Changed HI Ideas on the Subject.
During his first term so the story goes,
Cleveland thought that Republican office
holders could be taught the "error" of
their ways if permitted to continue in
office; but he fouud that they voted the
Republican ticket straight as usual, in
spite of his kindness in retaining them.
The United States senator who has just
talked over these matters with Cleveland
says that, the president-elect had his eyes
opcUi-U tlu-n and he has got them wide
open now. "Mr. Cleveland," said the sena
tor, "will regard the civil service laws as
they exist, but no consideration will be
shown to Republican officeholders.
Will Take Care of the "rtoys."
"There are grave questions of legislation
confronting Mr. Cleveland and bis coun
selors, and most of their attention will
have to be directed on l hem at first, but in
odd moments Mr. :leve!and will see to it
that the Democratic party secures what
belongs to it. From his conversation wit h
me he docs not propose to show any mercy
to Republican officials outside the civil
service, mid for that matter Republicans
in the civ il service will ho tumbled out if
they cau be showu to be incompetent and
lazy. Mr. Cleveland's ideas about these
niettcrs have undergone a great change.
He knows the trimmers and those who
kept iu office during his administration on
the belief that they had experienced a
change of heart.
And Not Forget His Friends.
"These fellows will be tumbled out as
speedily as possible. No one will rejoice
more over their discomfiture than the
fighting Republicans themselves. I was
njoiced to hear Mr. Cleveland talk as he
did. He will remember the friends who
have been personally loyal to him in the
Democratic party outside of the regular
organizations. He is an ardent believer in
organization, though, and, in my opinion,
no just Democrat will have cause for com
plaint against. Mr. Cleveland when it comes
to passing round the offices."
A ttoost for Carl Srhurs.
The other story which Cleveland will
hear today will lie told him by the "mug
wumps." It is to the effect that the said
"mugwumps" want Carl Schurv. appointed
to some nic position a foreign mission,
probably. The difficulty is said to be with
the Ih-moeratic senators, who would have
votes on confirmation. Hut it is also said
that the Republican senators will vote to
confirm just to make the Democrats hot.
There is another difficulty, probably, and
that is that Cleveland himself will not
receive the suggestion favorably.
The Montana Muddle.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 17. The attorneys
for the Democrats in the Box Elder case
yesterday filed their answer in the su
preme court to the writ of the mandate
asked for by the Republicans. In it they
allege in effect that, no returns were re
ceived by the board of canvassers from the
Box Elder precinct a, required by law,
principal because the voters at that pi-e-cinct
were not citizens of Montana. The
attorneys for the Republicans made a
brief answer to the above. The case was
left with the two judges without argu
ment. A decision is expected today.
Weaver Gets All Kansas Electors.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 17. The case of
Populist Elector CabbelL 8,000 of whose
votes were returned as for "Campbell" was
settled in a few minutes yesterday by t he
board of canvassers sitting as a contest
court. Potson, clerk of Wilson county,
said it was a mistake in reading and not in
the tickets. This deprives Harrison of the
vote of one Kansas elector and gives
Weaver the "ilid vote of the state.
MOLITOR TO BE AVENGED.
Grossman Found Guilty and the Fate of
the Others Indicated.
Alpena., Mich., Dec. 17. August Gross
man, the first man to be tried for the mur
der of Albert Molitor seventeen years ago,
was found guilty yesterday. This verdict
probably settles the fate of the other con
spirators, some of whom are wealthy and
respected citizens. The famous mur
der occurred at Rogers City, when
the country thereabouts was a wilder
ness. Milliter hud gathered about himself
a large colony of foreigners to help him
carry on his vast lumbering operations in
Presque Isle county, liis dealings with
these people aroused them, and one night
a party gathered at Moliter's office and
shot him and his bookkeeper, Sullivan,
Bishop Spalding to go to St. Louis.
Z. St. Louis, Dec. 17. liushop Spaiding of
Peoria, will be coadjutor to Archbishop
Kenrick, of this diocese. The conclusion
of the suffragan bishops gives general sat
isfaction. The ptiests are very well
pleased, and so fur us known the venerable
metropolitan himself is content to let the
result of Tbu.s lay's conference stand.
Mi.dc a S 13,000 Mistake.
CniCAGO.Dec, 17. John J. McCaflcrty,
the owner, trainer and jockey, has received
a telegram from his stable's winter quar
ters at Columbus, Ga,, to the effect that
his 2-year-old colt Rees had received' in
juries of such a character that he had to
be shot. McCafXerty had refused (25,000
for the colt.
Big Pension Payments This Month.
Washington, Dec 17. The pension
payments for the first half of December
have been very large, amounting to tS,52,
000. The internal revenue receipts for bite
same lit teen days were $7,t72,000.
APPROACH. It has been said, and no doubt
quite correctly, that
Have completely upset all former calculations in the selling price of Books
They come at it again on Monday morning with some new ones: .
Full sets of Dickens, 15 Vols. $2.93; Washington Irving, complete, with life
of Washington, 8 Vols. $3.97; Thackery, full sets, 10 Vols. $2.8S; Ten Nights in
a Bar Room, cloth, 92c; Joe's Boys, Ben Hur, Fair God, 97c; all of Louise M.
Allcott's works, 97c.
To fully emphasize the fact that our store will be open evenings until Christ
mas, on Monday evening, from 7 till 9 o'clock, we will-sell 100 large Juvenile
books, 156 pages, lots of illustrations, called "Pleasant Stories" at 9c each.
Match them if you can for 25c elsewhere, remember for one evening only.
We have been having a tremendous sale on photograph albums? We think
it is because they are so cheap. Dolls, toys, games, and all kinds of playthings.
Never before was there such a demand for them, and never have we been able
to show so many, or so cheap.' Handkerchiefs, linen, swissand silk by the thous
ands, beautiful initial handkerchiefs at the price of plain ones. A half dozen of
these would make a most acceptable present for either a lady or gentleman.
Black dress silks for Christmas presents have long been most popular. This
year we show a larger line than ever before, many of the designs quite new.
What would be prettier for a real surprise Christmas present than one of these
handsome new black s' k dress patterns?
Silk umbrellas for both ladies and men. If you want to make a present of
somethiog especially dainty, unique and useful, you should look through our
magnificent line of Silk Umbrellas, with all their varied novel styles of handles,
nothing more in good taste. The celebrated Bissell Carpet Sweeper is said by
many housekeepers to be a most timely Christmas gift. :..iv.; just received
a new lot of them, commencing at $1.87 and ranging upward in price
Wake up! Get up! Buy an Alarm Clock, 69c, and 7 best, as a spec
ial offering until Christmas. Hundreds of other barg; w:.:, v. !::ch you must see
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
Droiit a Knife Into Iter Baby's Eyes.
RoftKits Cny, Mich., Dec. 17. In a fren
Ey of insanity Thursday Mrs. Henry Bax
ter destroyed the sinht of her year-old babe
by thrusting a knife into each eye. For
several weeks the molher has shown signs
of insanity, but she was not regarded as
dangerous. Early Thursday she arose, and
securing a penknife, went to her babe's
crib. Forcing open the baby's eyelids she
thrust the jX'-tit of the knife square into
the pupils of the eyes. Vhen discovered
by her husband she was trying to choke the
infant to death.
Not Senator Mrllae'a Daughter.
SRATTLK. Wash.. Dec 17. Mrs. Sabrine
E. McRae, of this city, is the mother ot
Mrs. Annie M. Murphy, the clever forger
and confidence woman of Tacoma, who
was arrested in Huntsville, Ala., on Tues
day. Mrs. McRae is an ironer in a laun
dry, and says this of her smart daughter :
"Annie used to live in Seattle until two
years ago when she was married, and I
haven't seen ber since. She is a step
daughter of Senator McRae, whose wife I
am; but I must decline answering further
questions about her case, which is a family
Tne great viue ot Hooo a Sirssparills
as a remedy for catarrh is Touched for by
thousands of people whom il has cured.
FBOM HEAD TO FOOT
tou feel the good that's done by Dr. Pierce't
Golden Medical Discovery. It purifies the
blood. And through the blood, it cleanses,
repairs, and invigorates the whole system.
In recovering from "La Grippe." or in
convalescence from pneumonia, fevers, or
other wasting diseases, nothing can equal it
as an appetizing, restorative tonic to build up
needed flesh and strength. It rouses every
organ into natural action, promotes all th
bodily functions, and restores health and
For every disease that comes from a torpid
liver or impure blood, Dysiiepsia, Indigestion,
Biliousness, and the niost stubborn Skin,
Scalp, or Scrofulous affections, the " Discov
ery" is the only remedy so certain that it
can be guaranteed. If it doesn't benefit or
cure, in every case, you have your money
For a perfect and permanent cure for
Catarrh, tako Dr. St-ge's Catarrh Remedy.
Its protirietors offer 500 reward for an
incurable case of CnUirrh.
hk daily akgus delivehkd attouk
rtoor verv eere re for ItIc per week.
I'OHSAI.E ASQCABK PIANO AS GOOD A9
new, by Mr. Kail-, 8 Twelfih tr et.
WANTKD TBREB ' R FCDR B' OnH SU1T
able for light hnne eei in . e'ther op-talrs
or don. Address "Q," c-r vt T; Aaoi .
SITUATION WANTED-BY A TuTJNO MAR
1' tea m n ss clerk in hardware or general
store; 12 vrare' experience. Address Charles
Bigelow. 1928 r oorth a nv.
ANTrD TO F1CNT A HOUSE ONNINK-
eentb. Tw ntl th orTwentv-f rst Mieets and
eon hot m-veoth arena Pos io wanted by
Feb 1-t. Ai-pl) b leiur, givtu lotidun toD, care
WANTS ED-A POSITION AS "OOKOR A 8
general boose fir , by one who w willing to
work f ir her tw rd an ' the . rWilege ct praeticlrg
music Address K. L 'his office
WBOPFBR AENT8 BO MONYN EX
cli iive territory. nr tafes se'l a' Meht in
city ot coun'ry Afrents lnt In field actus ly pet
t ng rich. One agent tn one d y el ared 81 60.
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Bate Co- No. 860 871 Clark etieet, Cincinn-tl. O
Our grand display of Holiday Slippers is now
ready, to which we invite your inspection.
Prices extremely low.
righ.t & Oree:qetweilt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
You wish a piecw of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Va tch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine fin.
You wish a pair of Far Tiingp,
Yu widi pomething in Volid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Gc Id Spectacles,
You wish aaythii'g in our line for Chrismiae.
You can surely find it at
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenutf
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.