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BAFFLED BY 'BLAB'
A Well-Planned Raid on a
OOUXTRY FLOODED WITH BAD COIN
A Leaky Police Captain and the Press
Manage to Give the Rasrals Warning
One Captured, However, and Rope That
Many More Will Be Ronnded Up Sensa
tional Developments Eiperted Involving
mi "Good" Citizens Ramiflratioaa
AU Over the United States.
West SuricraoR, Wis., Dec. 23. A gang
f counterfeiters which Las flooded the en
Kre country for several months past with
the most dangerous issue of bogus silver
Jo oner that has been uttered for years has
been located in Superior. The first arrest
was made early last evening, and Frank
McLean, a metal worker who came to
Superior about a year ago from St. Clond,
is now behind the bars in this city's jail,
and detectives and police are searching in
every direction for other members of the
gang, who are scattering right and left.
Similar action has been taken in other
cities where the coin has been uttered, and
it is hard to say how many men will be
soon under arrest for connection with the
Twenty Sleuths on the Hunt.
When the bogus coins were first set in
circulation it was recognized by the secret
service that a dangerous new counterfeit
was out, and every effort of the officials
was made to locate the men who were the
authors of them. At least twenty of the
best men' in the United States detective
service have been detailed on the case from
time to time, and are all at work upon it
ow. For weeks nothing to discovered
excepting that the coins of white metal,
and particularly well executed, were being
sent out in greater and greater quantities,
but nothing was learned as to the wherea
bouts of the counterfeiters.
The Trail Struck at Last.
A few weeks ago Detective Earnshaw,
chief of the secret service in Superior, dur
ing search for stolen goods in a petty
case of theft, discovered entirely by acci
dent a lot of dies which had evidently been
used in the manufacture of counterfeit
anoney. He communicated at oace with
Chief Drummond, of the secret service,
od a man was sent out here to look up
tbe find. Reinforcements of detective
were sent on and Thomas J. Porter, chief
of ;the United States secret service, was
here Monday himself and laid out the plan
of action. He then returned to Chicago
and directed operations from there.
Had the Gang Located.
The gang by this time was well located.
It had ramifications extending into every
state and nearly every prominent city in
the United States. The chief was anxious
to make a grand coup and rapture the
whole crowd at one stroke and he left his
men on guard waiting the word for action.
Every man known to have any connection
with the gang was put under police sur
veillance. But "-the heat laid plan of mice
and men gang aft aglcr," and so it was in
EVERYTHING GIVEN DEAD AWAY.
IndJsereet Police Captain
Press Flash the Oanie.
Captain McRae, of the Superior force,
had not been made a confidant in the plans
that were matured and knew nothing of
the sensation that was brewing until he
was told of it by one of the Chicago men.
The latter, coming to police headquarters
in the abaonce of Chief Simons, very nat
urally told the captain something of his
. mission, and would have told everything
but for the appearance of Detective Earn
shaw, who prevented him.
Acting on thi hint McKae soon had sub
stantially the whole story, and in confi
dence told to some one outaide the police
force of the presence of the secret service
men and their oh jpet in Superior.
The Gang Should Thank the Papers.
The news came to the local papers and
was published yesterday afternoon. Mo
Kae's action precipitated the work of the
police. The captain was at once dismissed
from the force by Mayor Scott, but this
action did not suppress the story. Porter
was telegraphed in the morning that the
news was out, and asking for instructions.
He replied: "Arrest men and secure outfit
if possible. " Mclean, who appears to be
among the ringleaders, was captured before
he could give any alarm, and he ha-s not
been allowed to see or to communicate with
any one in any way since bis arrest.
Ordered a General Round-L'p.
The other ofticerw received the same order
and it is hoped that MrRne aud the report
ers have not ttoiled everything. It is re
ported that a prominent business man of
Superior is connected with the crime and
that the full developmenu will prove a
sensation of the first magnitude. It is
understood alw that the actual working
headquarters of the g;ing was located near
South Ratine, about lifteen miles from Su
perior, where a claim hart been taken up
and where, in a hut located in a lonely
apot In the pine woods, the mint was set
up and the coin turned out in immense
ot It Straight from Orover.
New Yokk, Dec. 'JS. A special to The
Becorder from Washington says: Mr.
Cleveland has practically determined upon
four members of his cabinet. According
to his present intention the next secretary
of state will be Edward ,T. Phelps, of Ver
mont; the secretary of the treasury will be
John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky; William R.
Morrison, of Illinois, will preside over the
interior department and J. Randolph
Tucker, of Virginia, will be attorney gen
eral. This information comes directly
from the president-elect
Voerstel Assigns His Property.
St. Louis, Dec. 23. City Treasurer Mi
chael Foerstel has made an assignment of all
bfc real and persona property for the bene-
1 1 ot hi creditors, (ius . n. .viecoin is
assignee and the aggregate value of the
I roperty is placed at tJT.OOO. The prop
erty consists of lauds, tenement, goods,
(battels and personal effects. The assign
ment is due to the discovery of shortage in
t le city treasury amounting to rULOOO.
Suicide of K. N. Mel I or.
ASTlC.o, Wis., Dec. 'ii. At 0:30 o clock
ywterdsy morning E. X. Mellor, manager
o' the Northwestern Lumber company,
committed suicide at the Vivian hotel in
this city. He bot himself in the mouth
with a revolver. Despondency resulting
from business trouMes is the supposed
ct use. ' The suicide has created a great
atusation all over this sectiou.
Wants a National Burean of Koads.
Washington', Dec. 23. Durborow of Illi
nois has in mind a measure for the benefit
of American in general and bicyclist riders
in particular. Durborow proposes a bu
reau of roads, to be under the direction of
the secretary of agriculture. It shall be the
dt.ty of this bureau to collect information,
to investigate road-making machinery, to
collect, and codify the road laws of the
various states, from them all to prepare a
general law and present it to the legisla
tures for passage, etc.
Gladstone Welcomed at Biarritz.
Paris, Dec. 23. Mr. and Mrs Gladstone
an I the members of their party arrived at
Bi trritz yesterday. At the request of Glad
stone no official receptiou was tendered
hii a, but during the morning all the prin
ciral officers of the town called upon him
an i welcomed him. A large number of
bouquets were presented to Mrs. Gladstone,
and the donors were thanked by Mr. Glad
stone on behalf of his wife.
Well Known Hotel Clerk Dead.
Chicago, Dec 'Si. James T. Bam ford,
one of the best koovrn hotel clerks in the
cot ntry. died suddenly at the Grand Pacific
hotel et 3:45 Wednesday afternoon. The
carseof death was what in medical lan
guiige is described as oedema of glottis,
produced by laryngitis. He had been ail
ing but twenty-four hours. 1 Jam ford had
been in the hotel business for over thirty
Plastered Over with Mortgage.
I KTROIT, Mich., Dec. 23. A special dis
patsh from Muskegon. Mich., says: The
Collin & Parker Lumber company, of
wh ch W. W. Collin is president and C. H.
Pat ker secretary and treasurer, have filed
on their property here five chattel mort
gages aggregating f2,000. The cupital
slot k of t he company, which has been doing
an x tensive business, is 100,000.
Gwge W. Brown, adjutant general of
Arizona, and H. Browii. treasurer of the
Arisona hoard of World's fair commission
ers, have lieen found guilty of criminal
line', at Tucson. Arizona.
Edward Coy and Daniel Wren have been
arretted at Wichita, Kan., charged with
swindling J. W. ISamsey, of Springfield,
His., by means of bogus mortgages to the
amount of 1,000.
C lonel Alliert de Ixjur, the Milwaukee
man who disappeared recently and was
foucd at Savannah, has lieen declared in
sane Gtorge Babcock Har.ard. of Newport. R.
L, who is generally accredited with much
wealth, has been in jail for a week because
he neglected to pay damages recently as
aeastd upon him by the court in the case of
Four employes lost their lives by the
burring of the i Everett stables of Boston's
Wear End railway. The loss was $125,000.
Obitmiry: At Snn Frnncisco. L. I. Ba
ker, if Baker & Hamilton: K H. Miller,
secretary of the Central Pacific railway;
Robert Searles: John (Jiitnry Brown; at
Everett, Miis.. Dr. imicl Hathaway, of
Watcrville. Mo., aged 5.'t; at I lost on, Her
bert T. Allen, formerly catcher of the Har
vard ball team, aed 2!; at Mitchell. Ind..
Mrs. Butsy Dowliu. aged mi.
Nelson J. Alender, postmaster at New
Loud in. Conn., has not !oc?i sei-n since last
Saturday. His accounts are short 4.0!f.
O. K. Simons, audit at Fort Belknap,
Mont , who was shot- tr n Indiiin several
days igo, died of his wounds.
It i reported nt New York : bat Super
inten lent of Police Byrnes 1 ty resign to
beom-' the head of the government secret
Theodore Folsom, a cousin of Mrs. Grc
ver C eveland. wns run over and killed by
a trai'i near Uahway, N. J.
Governor Brown, of Maryland, has par
doned Henry Spencer, a life prisoner in the
state ,-euifetitiary for murder.
Mrs. Anson Brunson has been granted a
divon e by default from Judge Brunson at
The body of Captain A. W. La Crone,
who disappeared from Effingham, III., three
week ngo, hns lieen found under a straw
stack near Brownstown.
Rev. S. H. Buchanan, secretary and
fcreamirer of the state asylum at Little
Rock, Ark., is short in his accounts $5,000.
An American syndicate, beaded by James
S. Clt rkson, has purchased the city and
district railways at the City of Mexico. The
price 14 said to have been ,000,000.
The Marquis de Bendana, a grandee of
Spain, who was formerly minister to Tur
key, hits been appointed Spanish minister
to the United States, to succeed Senor
At the End or His String at Last.
JKBSKT ClTT, Dec. 23. After a sharp
crimln 1 lawyer bad by the boldest tech
nicalit es staved off the day of doom four
times, Hallinger, who murdered hie mis
tress ir April, '01, met a well merited choking-
yeOerday in the county jail, which
didn't cease until there was one less woman
butcher in the world. The lawyer was still
at work trying to secure more time.
Appointed Seattle Man.
WASHiKQToy, Dec 23. Fred J. Grant
was yes terday appointed minister to Bolivia.
Grant is managing editor of the Seattle
Post-It telligencer and a young man of
marked ability, quite prominent in the pol
itics of Washington state. Joseph K. Her
rod, of Indiana, was appointed a secretary
of the 3 span legation. ,
California cluster raisins mt W. A.
Bulk olives 90c per gallon at DrifflU &
Spanish cluster raisins at W. A.
Oranges 15 to 40c adcz-n at DrifflU St
Lettuce, cauliflower and radishes at W.
Dried nectarines and pears 12c at Drif
11 & Gkims.
Turkvs, geeje, ducks and chickens at
W. A. Ehleb's.
Lots of nrkeys, ducks and chickens at
W. A. Ehleb's.
Coon lunch at ibe Rock Island annex
Alhum! Albumi! Albums! Columbia.!
Columbia! Columbia !
Clemann & Salzmann for one ct the
latest rocking chairs.
Mixed cuts, candies, oranges, fiss.dates
and auplt-s at Luug'g.
Albumt ! AP umel A few bit; bargains
left at be Columbia.
Sweet potatoes and Hubbard squashes
at Brooks & Tni. rman's.
A big supply of poultry of all kinds at
Schroedei's men; market
Dressed turkejs. chickens, geese, oys
ters and celery at Lino's.
Only a few more of those bargain al
bums let ', at the Columbia.
Kid glove sale at Mclntire Bros.'
going fast 69 cents to 75 cents.
Have you seen the r,ew assortment of
rockers at Clemann & Salzmann's.
D. W. Woodward, of Port Byron, was
In the city yesterday on business.
Cluster raisins of both Soanish and
California yarieties at W. A Ehleb's.
Cheapest place in the city to buy
raisins and entrant- DrifflU & Gleim's.
Just what you wanttd one of those
rocking hrrses at Clemann & Salzmann's.
Lsdit's' white apron sale at Mclntire
Bros.' today and Saturday if. any re
main. Turkeys, chickens, geese and ducks at
Schroeder's Twentieth street meat mar
ket. You can buy elbuma cheaper at the Co
lumbia than at any store in the three
Remember, 20 per cent discoual on
Xmas goods at Gait's on Friday and Sat
urday. Dates and figs of the finest, and delic
ious Christmas candies at Brooks &
Pictures, easels, clocks, silverware, it
C. A. Meck's. 322 Brady street, Daven
port. Easy payments.
This evening Mclntire Bros. Her
man Loeb & Co. 's perfumes, triple ex
tracts, 10 cents an ounce.
A splendid line of all kinds of meats,
beer, veal, pork and mutton at Schroe
der's Twentieth street market.
Home grown celery and the finest
oranges, Malaga grapes and bananas in
the city at Brooks & Tbierman's.
Commencing at 6 o'clock this evening
and continuing all day tomorrow Will R.
Johnson will sell all bis silverware at 20
per cent discount. It must go.
Will Egan, who has been at St. Paul
and other northern cities for several
months past, is in the city on a couple of
weeks visit to relatives and friends.
Trains ov all the roads have been de
layed more or less the past couple of days
mostly on account of the passenger and
express business which is of immense
We got cur regular semi-weekly half
f inch of snow last night and bare more
on the way today. From present ap
pearances we are only to have a little of
the beautiful at a time this year.
The Street Railway company will have
an extra motor at the C, R. I. & P. de
pot to meet every train from Davenport
hereafter so that the passengers can be
brought down town without delay.
H. L. Chadwick, representing the Leak
Introducing company, which will have a
train of California exhibits at the Milwau
kee depot commencing tonight, was a
caller at The Argus office today.
The ferryboat, J. W. Spencer, slowly
made her way up along the shore yester
day afternoon to the faot of Twenty-third
street where she was tied up and will
probably remain during the winter.
An ice gorge down the river yesterday
afternoon backed the water in the river up
at a lively rate and it looked for a time
like an early June rise. It broke in the
evening and the water receded again.
M. B. Leavitt's new company will ap
pear here tomorrow night in the success
ful extravaganza, "Spider and Fly." The
scenery and costumes are all new, and
there are new ballets, specialties and ori
The AsoushiS received a letter calling
attention to the destitute condition of a
familiar character known as "Old Dad."
who resides down on Fifth avenue. He
is 60 years of age and is said to be in
need of charitable assistance.
A piano and violin recital was piven at
the residence of Prof. S T. Bowlby on
Third aveiue last evening by a number
of his younger pupils and those of Prof.
Eckhart. An extensive programme was
carried out that was enjoyed by a large
number who were present.
Christmas services at Trinity church
will begin with a celebration at midnight.
On Christmas day matins and second
celebration at 10 45 a. m. Even song
and children's service at 7:30 p. m. On
Monday, St. Stepten's day, there will be
celebration at 10 a. m. Even song and
children's service at 7 p.m. On Tuesday,
St John's day. celebration at 10 a. m.
On Wednesday, Holy Innocents, service
and celebration at 10 a. m.
Catarrh in the Head
Is undoubtedly a disease of the blood,
and as such only a reliable blood purifier
can effect a perfect cure. Hood'a Sarsa
parilla is the best blood purifier, and it
has cured many severe cases of catarrh.
It gives an appetite and builds up the
Hood's Pills act especially upon the
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its na
tural duties, cure constipation and assist
FRIDAY NIGHT from 7 to 9 o'clock we want
put a hustle on our sale of
and in addition to other cut prices we will sell a lot of great big SI.UO
and $S0 Cabinet Plush Photograph Albums at SOc a piece.
Take them while they last.
We are now offering and will continue until sold, large cloth bound hooks,
such as Ivanhoe, Lucille, Hypatia, Path Finder, Jane Eyre, Scarlet Letter, ike,
at Sc a piece, 8c, (new ones just received.) We also place on sale to-day near
ly all of the celebrated Gustave Dore's illustrated books, as a special leader tin
til Christmas, at only 52c each. The lot consists of 13 Purgatory and Paradise.
11 Masterpieces, 7 Dante's Inferno, 8 Dore Bible Gallery, 7 Bible Scenes, r
Atala5 Paradise Lost; remember only 52c until Christmas, should they list
that long; also, 4 sets Chamber's large 10 volumes Encyclopedias, which will
closed at $9.63 per set, 13 sets splendid edition Dickens, 15 vols., while they last,
go at $2,93. Great big Webster's Dictionaries at 47c; Oxford Teacher's Bible,
at only one-third price; 24 Zig Zag Journeys in The Orient, Arcadia, Classic
Lands, India, The Levant, &c, only 79c; 20 copies "Three Vassar Girk" in
Italy, Switzerland and Russia, go at 79c; 12 copies of the "Knock About Club'
in Spain and North Africa, all at 79c.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Axem.
To the PabUo.
Do not fail to visit the Leak California
Electric cars at the Milwaukee depot this
for Tomorrow Only
The At & K. will place on sale for to
morrow, Saturday, their entire stock of
ladies' suede Theo ties, eight different
shades, French heel, sold the world over
at $3. M. & K'a regular price f 2 50;
lor tomorrow only f 1.65; after tomorrow
the price goes back to $2.50- Sizes
somewhat t roken white, black, brown,
light and drk gray, green, heliotrope,
pink and red are the different shadei.
Now is your chance ladies to lay in a
Clergymen's Fsrauts for 1893
The C..R I.&P. and B. .C.R. & N rail
ways will issue no half-fare permits for
189S to ministers and other entitled to
same, residing in Davenport, Rock Isl
and and Molinc, 111. Joint permits en
titling the bolder to travel at half-rati
over C..R I & P . B.. C. R. &N., M. &
St. L. and R I.&P railways will be issuei
by tte undersigned only, and aaplicatiou
for same should be filed at once with F
H. Rockwell, ticket agent depot foot o
Twentieth street, or
R Stockhocse. O. T. A.
DRIFFILL & GLEiM
Keeps the finest line of-
1N THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
Exsarsion Kate for Christmas and New
The C M. &St. P. railway will sell
excursion tickets for one fare and one
third. Tirkuts on ra:e Dec. 24th. 35tb
26th and 31st end Jan. 1st and 21. goix
to return up to and incb ding Jan. 3d
1803, Tickets sold within a distance o
200 miles D. W. Holmes. Agt.
Owiccr to the clneine of the bridge and
of iifcvifiation, the Burlirglon. CVdai
Rapids & Northern railway will load r.it
cars anJ ft rwatd promptly all freight loi
the nor'h and nnrthw?8'. This will L
done from the C ; II I. & P. freisht de
pot nt Rock Island M. M. Esapp.
While the bridvr is clnst-d '.be C, R. I.
& P. will iud irains to D'-nport even
hour, commencing at 5.30 a m. Th
last train leaves Rork Island at 8:30 p
m. Re'urcing train leaves Davenport on
even hours. F. II.Plcmhbk,
OB RENT A rURSISHEO ROOM. APPLY
1918 Tbird Avenue.
rHK DAILY AKGCS DELIVEBKD AT YOU W
door wmm lor lHc per week.
IVAN'TED THHESORFOPR BOOMS BUrT-
f I able for light hnoseheepin?, either npstaur
or down. Afluiefcs y. ' ear a 01 laiAaocs.
COUND A LA1)V'S BROWN FUR BOA
17 Owm rcsn have same by pioiing property at
WANTED IMMEDIATELY FIRST OLA8fr
wl and ctilh-o plow fitters. Bern ol
wages paid and steady work guaranteed Onl
Steady men need applr. South Bend Chilled Plo
Co., eooth Bend. Ind.
WANTED TO RENT. A BOTTSK ON MM
teanth, Twentltth orTwenty-trst ttieet ant
south of be Tenth arenas. Posecssioa wanted to
Feb. 1st. Apply, by letter, givtng location to D, carl
We will occupy our new store, cor. of. Fifth aver
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
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