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THE GRAVE YAWNS
As Death Claims Another of the
HOPE ABANDONED FOR SHERMAN.
The Grim Old Soldier in the Grasp of
A Rally That W. Hereptive and Appar
ently tJuIj- the I'rr cursor .f Surrender
Brave Word of the Old Hero to Mi.
Son The Night Brings Relief, but Also
Bring. Probably Fatal Cri.i. later
leath Kxpe ted Hourly at the tat Ke-
Prt Wailing for the End.
NEW YoLX. Feb. li At l.alfpa-t 10
ut. Alexander anl Janenray met in con
sultation at Gen. Sherman's Lou. At
11:15 the following bulletin was given out:
The nsnlt of the consultation between
Dra. Janeway and Alexander shows that
there ha been no irnprovem?nt ia Gen.
Sherman's condition." Dr. Janeway left
the hou e as soon as the consult
tion was ended,
mained with the
Dr. Alexander re
tient until morning. He looked
fi.r no cliar.ire daring the niht in the
general' condition. At 1I;4" the Rev.
Father Matthew A. Taylor, of the Church
of the hU ed Sacrament, was sent for by
some n n lers of the family, and he ar
rived at ti e ho;ie a few minutes later. At
12:4.1 he w as still there. No change in the
audition of the patient had been retried
p to 1 a. ni.
Ieath Fxperted Every Minute.
At 1:'." h m. a mesase was stnt to Sen
ator John Sht rman: 'Ta is very much
worse. You bad tetter come up." It was
jiirned ".-I (rrr..m.
L.VTf r. - ( K'ti. Sherman's enth is ex
pected at mry minute at this hour.
3 Ax iv.
Tiik Lrh-r lit-v. Father Tay!o? left
Gen. Si.,rn:ans house at 2:&i tl.i r.-.orn-and
said the general was much worse
tad sinking rapidly. At 4 Ao a. m. this
bulletin was given out: "Gen. Sherman
has been gradually growing worse during
the night. Will probably survive but a
Signed. G. T. Alex.vntfh, M. D."
5:10 a. m. P. T. Sherman has just tele
graphed President Harrison that his fa
ther's death is only a question of hours.
A RALLY DURING THE DAY.
The Old Warrior Say: 'This Is Only
Temporary. I'll Be All Right."
New Yof.k, Feb. li All yesterday in
terest in thi city was centered upon the
lesidenee in West Seventy-first street,
m-here the gallant old soldier. Gen. Sher
aaan, is sustaining a sie?e by the common
enemy, and the one whose attacks have
left only -Oid Tecump" of thetri.iof scl
iers Grant, Sheridan, and himself who
wrote their names ia such bright letters
daring tha war of the rebellion. Gen.
Sherman pa-s-ed a wry bad night, and his
tradition yestrrday morning was, in Dr.
Alexander's word, "-extremely critical. "
At 1 o'clock the general's son announced
that his father seemed to be slightly bet
ter, but not enough to irtve encouragement.
In the early evening there were some rays
f sunshine through the clouds hanging
ver the old warrior's heal. At this time
the hopes of the relatives and friends for
the life of the general bad been revived.
An Inquiry from the President.
His condition was still considered pre
carious, bat the snccess wi:h which he
kad tattled with the enemy during the
day was the foundation of the new hope
entertained for his ultimate recovery.
The improvement began about noon, and
in the afternoon he rallied sufficiently to
recognize the members of the family and
those old friends who were admitted to
is chamU-r. At times the general slept
as peacefully as a chill, but at other mo
ments he sank into an unconscious state
not deep from 'which he could be easily
aroused by those about him. During the
day two telegrams were received from
President Harrison inquiring after the
general's condition. Tnese and other tel
egrams received have' not as yt been
given to the press.
Not Ready to Surrender.
A 6 o'clock In the evening Gen. Thomas
Ewing sent the following telegram to the
president: "Family far more hopefuL
Some slight evidence of reviving strength."
Gen, Ewing was one of the callers at the
West Seventy-First street house during
the evening. He entered the sick cham
ber about 5 o'clock and was greeted by
Gen. Sherman with:
"Hello, Ewing, is that you?"
A little later be said to his sou: "This is
only temporary. I will be all right." .
Gen. Ewing ia speaking of Gen. Sher
man' condition said: "The feeling is
more bonefoL There is no decided lm
provement in the symptoms and con
ditions, bat be is not as low as be was tnis
morning, when roused he is intelligent
and free from all hallucinations. But
yesterday and to-day he has been much of
the time in a state of semi-coma. His face
is a little discolored, and bis neck and
back a good deal swollen. He moves with
great difficulty and pain. His speech is
The Interest of the Feople,
During the afternoon many persons of
prominence called. Among the number
were Carl Svnurt and uen. caaries . i,
Col lis. Telegrams were constantly ar
riving and replies were being sent oat
showing the interest of the people in the
condition of the last ol t be great gener
als. Every attention ia given to the wants
Mf the sick man by skillful nurse and
ever-watchiul doctors. The doctors bul
tettnat 7:15 last evening was as follow:
Gen. Shertian has lost little strength
dnring the day, and his condition is about
the same as ia the morning." Gen. Sher
man's son stated that no great change was
looked for dnring the night.
Rev. Talmae Makes a Call.
During the early part of the evening the
condition of Gen. Sherman changed but
little. At S:tt the general's sen issued the
following bulletin: "Gen. Sherman's con
dition is absolutely unchaogel." Two
policemei were stationed in front of the
house and preventedanygatheringin front
of the doors, Semtor" siaerman left the
house shortly after S o'clock and went to
the house of a friend to spend the night.
At the Kev. T. DeWitt Talmsga and
Mrs. Talmage called. Fifteen minute
later they came cut. Dr. Talmage said
that he had found the general in a better
condition th.n he expected t x
A Iiseouraging Report.
"Gen. Sherman," he aid. "is conscious at
intervals, and recog sizes those who are
abont him. When spoken to he answers
yes or no, but that is the extent of his con
versation. After an effort of this kind he
lapses into a state of semi-consciousness.
It is very sad. His family are all hoping
for the best, but it seems almost like "hop
ing for the impossible. Trom present in
dications I snout I siyt.iere is no likeli
hood of his demise within the next twenty
Slightly Better at lO O'clock.
At 10 o'clock this bulletin was sent out:
"Gen. Sherman slightly better since last
bulletin." Mr. Sherman made this state
ment at the same time he sent out the
above bulletin: "My father is restisg some
what easier now. At 11 o'clock the doc
tors wi:i have another consultation. When
they Lave finished, the hou-e will be
closed for the night, and no more bulletins
will be issued. "
MRS. CUSTER'S PENSION.
How Cheadle Was Induced to Make aa
Kxeeption in Her Case.
Washington- Citt. Feb. li The way
ia which the bill to pension the widow cl
Gen. Cu-ter passed the housj Tuesday
savors of the romantic. Judge Ch-lpman,
of Michigan, introduced the bill, and it
slumbered until his colleague, Capt.
Belknap, took it up, argued the case be
fore the pension committee, was ordered
to report it favorably, and did so. AH
was going smoothly until the 'villain"'
appeared cn the scene in the person of Jo
seph B. Cheadle. who carried a muket in
an Indiana regiment, and who Las taken
a stand against special increases of pen
s ous. Lass Friday l ight half a dozen
members implored Chea-ile not to make
objection to the bill.
A finally Successful Tie.
Finally Capt. IMknp told him hew
Mrs, Custer had worked :a a New York
basement for To and 40 a month until
her health broke down, and how she
shared with soldiers' widows and ch'ldrvr:
the money which came : rem her l-.ks.
Th:s was more than the Indiana id:et
could stand. Tears of sympathy roiled
down his br.ad cheeks. St ill he feit t'u.i tU
must be consistent. He woul i bes:titn-d.
he said, to speak agiinst the bill for an
hour during the morning session. Sube
quently hn cut the time ilown to tLirtj
Sympathy Bid the Bnsiness.
Whtn the bill came up ia the house
Tuesday Cheadle aetu.xily made a neat lit
tie speech m favor of Mrs. Cu?ter. He re
cited the facts as he had heard them and
paid a glowing tribute to Gen. Custer and
his widow. No sooner had he finished
than a shout of "Vote," "W.te," went up
from the friends of the bill and in a mo
ment the bill was passed. Cheaule's con
version was so sudden that those who did
not know him wrll coal 1 not account for
it. Sympathy did it. The bill will pass
the senate and Mrs. Custer will g?t t00 a
month, the same that other widows of sol
diers of Custer's rank receiv-.
SENATOR GILLHAM'S MUSDERERS
Two cf Them Captured and the Third
Identified and Located.
ALTON. Ills . Feb. IS The murderers of
Senator Daniel B Gi.lham have been ar
rested, and two of them are now in the
j til at Edwar.ivilie. The two men now
ia jaii are John Brown and IL C. Wy
att. Wyatt wa.s captured in Omaha
last week, and made a full confession,
implicating Brown and a man namtd
Georste Sharkey, who will be arrested :n
St. Joseph, Mo. Brown was nrre-ted here
on Friday last while a: w-rk. Accord
ing to the confession of Wyatt Starkey
entered the house while he and Brown
stood guard on the outride. There is gen
eral rejoicing over the news of the cap
ture of tLese men, as Mr. Gillham was
one of the prominent iiien in Madis. n
countv and Illinois
The Congressional cuimirv.
Washington Citt, Feb. li The senate
yesterday t greed to a resolution calling
on the secretary of tee treasury f..r a l;t
of ierso:is -r firms by whom-llv r bad
been effere t (under the act of Juiy 14. ir
a list of tho-e fr..m w hom silver had been
purchased, the amount-, and prues. tht
bais oa wr.ivu an e.-i ;,ate i-. aia-ie f tht
market pri.e r.f silver, and the air.'-u'i'-acd
prices of silver !-.ll:oa pur-hae.i oi.--side
of the United .-: t-s. Consid-r.tth t
of the navai appro, : . ,t;cn till tv.i- re
sumed, and iiit.-r am?:; h-.ieut tte bill w;
After n :t: e ha-;:;e--. tut ho:;-e went
into cotiiu.i. 'e-o; the hole on the 1 sis
lative aj-.prc pri. ti?a bill, in the debate
McAdooof New Jer--y s;-,kein opposition
to the slipping bill, a:.i Stock dale of Mis
sissippi reterr-d to vioii'.ionsof the civ.l
service law. No action was taken on the
bill and the hou-e a!j irn-.L
The Mine Worker.' ( onirDtinn.
CoLrMBCa. O . Feb U The only mat
ter of interest at themiu worker-' con
vention yesterday was the sp-eca of Con
gressaian J. J. Jones. ljtf . receutly in
troduced a bill in c:.g-es p-ovidlag that
the government shall appoint mine in
spectors. His address treated of tae ad
vantages which would accrue from suet
legislation. The convention adopted a
resolution asking congress to pavvi th
The Silver Pool Inquiry.
Washington Citt, Feb. li The silver
pool investigation committee resumed its
hearings yesterday. Representative Dorsey'
of Nebraska, took the stand at bis own re
quest, and denied an alleged statement of
Owen by that be (Dorsey) had offered
Owenby fiooO to forget ail he knew about
the fcj.ver pool. Representative Thomp
son, of Kentucky, and others testified that
Owenby had a hard reputation for veracity.
The Farmers' union of Campbells
barg. Ky., recently boycotted the Louis
ville tobacco exchange,, bat Tuesday ta
exchange did the bigg t baaiaesa ia it
Terrible Accusation Against
Whisky Trust Man.
A SCHISIE FOB DEATH AXD EAVCKX
George C. G.Wn, Secretary r the Trust,
Arrested earn Charge or Mnit lltlnoil
Conspiracy Shulelif Bistillery ot
Chicago ... Have Been Wrecked and
ISO Uves Iot in F.xtrrme 1'eril, Inrlnd
Ing the Only Witness Against the riot
teT .tllest-d Farts in the Case.
Ch'.caco. Teh. li George C. Gibson,
secretary of t he whisky trust, was arrest
ed in front of the Grand Pacific hotel yes
terday morning on a charge of attempting
to briN? an o ri er from properly perform
ing his oflich 1 duties. This is the tech
nical reading of the charge under which
Mr. Gibson i confined, but if the govern
ment employ ?s are to believel he is im
plicated in a scheme to destroy a vast
business prierty and endanger the lives
of 130 people. The story, as told by A.
Hart, soliciu r of internal revenue, who
came on from Washington City, is thrilling
in the extreue.
The Story Told by Hart.
His story is as follows: Some time ago
the attention of the government at Wash
ington City vras called to what appeared
to be peculiar transactions in Chicago.
The whisky trust people had been en.
deavor.ng to secure the appointment of a
certiin government official, and the hard
work they pi t in to accomplish their end
roused grave suspicions. Consequently it
was decide 1 1 o have a thorough investiga
tion, and Oficer Brookes was sent out
from New Y rk to look over the field. The
trust people had for a long time been
making serious charges against the Schu
feldt distillery, and its methods of doing
business we-e thoroughly investigated
but nothing wrong could be discovered.
The Attempt to Bribe Be War.
Brookes coutinued his work, however,
until a startling incident occurred that
completely changed the current of his
search. T. S IV War. a special agent and
ganger on d ity at Chicago, says he was
approached '. Gibson, who after many
interviews commenced to sound the offi
cial as to his monetary needs. DeWar did
not rej-vt the idea with scorn, but lei the
fellow on, and f.nailv one day was re
warded by having Gibson come to the
point, anl tell what he wanted. "It's a
piece of work thr.t wou't bring you under
suspicion." su lthe tempter, "and there's
$'..'4V in if for you now. while by the
time the job is con-p'.eted I know we will
hare rais.sl it tof2.M.
Wanted :i Distillery "Removed. "
"What we A. ant to do is to remove S'ou
feldt's distill ry. It is a stan Ht menace
to our trust, 1 mt lean show yo:i how we
can do i. and yet not cause him
any f.nanci.tl los. Then Gilwnn. it is al
leged, went on to explain his infernal
plan at ler.gth. DeWar being a special
gauger. has the right to go about the
prem ses of distillery at any time and
examine the casks and test the contents.
Consequently be would have an excellent
opportunity to ne dvnamite or any other
explosive wit hout being observed. A cer
tain machine that had alrealy been con
structed cou'd le used, loaded and pre
pared with an application of fluids, and
exploded at will.
Devili .hness of the Scheme.
By a tl.agnmthe exact plice in the
basement wis pointed out to DeWar
where he s.iould leave the machine. When
the explosion came it would drive a hole
through the tanks of spirits which fdled
the room, an 1 they would drop d "wnto
mingle wit a t he fire underneath. The en
tire structnr? would soon be destroyed.
There was on? point la this plan that was
not brought to the attention of DeWar,
although Gilson an 1 his associates were
nndeuhtedly aware of it when thev made
their arrange-rients Every human being
who m:ght I ave happened to be in the
battling t the time of the explosion
would h-.ve h-en in-tantly killed, and it
is estimated that there are ful!y ISO em
ployes at wotk every hour during the day
The Crowning Biabnlism.
Still anothr hidden detail of their plot
has been broi.ght to light, and Mr. De
War has reaon to congratulate himself
that he was honest. He was told by Gib
sou that the riachine wa-s so constructed
tba it would afford him ample time to
leave the buildiug. It was an utter fal
hood. Not by even the mot fortunate
circumstance would D-War have been
able to set a'y before the explosion oc
curred, and his body would have re
mained thrr with the others, charred and
blacken. Vhus the only man who could
have test ifie : against Gibson would have
been easily and cheaply disposed of.
Luckily De ar was au honest man. and
he gave the -ory to the authorities.
i"uii! in Giion' Sachel.
When Gii-s in wh arrested he did not
seem surpri-e 1. but requesfed to be al
lowed to get rid of his sachel. This the
officers re u-t-d to allow, and Gil-sin was
taken to tl.e federal building, where the
sachel va- xamim-d The or.lv thin
found in it ti at interested the oflioers was
a pint bottl containing a colorless fluid
and a smll funnel. Thes? articles ap
peared to "ce of the crate-t importance to
the aut horn is. aiid t'uev guarded them
jealously. G.b-on was taken befpre Com
mi-sioner Hoyne at once, and held in
rmh I' Kihed by a Trnst Man.
P. J. Henn-s.-ey. one of the Chicago di
rectors of the whisky trust, was seen last
night, and di 1 not appear in the least dis
turbed over the arrest of Gibson. "There
have been so many sensational stories.
said Mr. Hennessey, "about the whisky
trur-t and Siu.'eldt's distillery, all of
which have oroe to nothing, that I look
upon th. as one of them. I was with Mr.
Giboii most f the afternoon, and he as
sured me thai the story was made out of
whole cloth rrA that he could easily prove
his mnccem in the matter. At Peona.
Mr. Gibson's home, no one lieiieves that
there is a word of truth in the charge.
Paid 80 Per Cent, of It Deb:s
Washington Citt, Feb. li The comp
troller of the currency has declared a sec
ond dividend. 30 per cent., in favor of the
creditors oft.be Park National bank, of
Chicago, Ilia, making in ad SO percent.
on claims pre ved amounting to t4-V3.93.6L
The bank fade! Jane 'JO, im
High License Wins at BHmarek.
Blsii ABCK. S. D., Feb. li After a fierce
fight in the house yesterday the high li
cense men w a. and the proposition to re
submit the prohibition question was car
ried -33 to 2Ji It is believed that the sen
ate will also pass the measure immedi
We have just
ISf-We invite everybody
I Pocket Cutlerv. 1
We have 4 Tabk Cutler j,
( Kitcnen Cutlery. )
Many useful articles for the
Full line of mechanics' tools
J. M. BEAKDSLET,
ITTORXST AT LAW OSce with J. T. Kea
i'iffortiiy, 1716 Second Avenue.
JACKSON & BURST,
A TTORHET3 AT LAW. oace in Rock Island
ANational Bank Bvlldic?, Rnrk I'!d1, 111.
X. D. SWXSNTT. . C. L. V1UIL
SWEE5XT k 1T1LKER,
ATTOENKT3 AND COtTXSELLORS AT LAW
CHBce In Becrston's block. Rock Island. I'd.
McEMBY k McESIBS",
ATTORN SVS AT LAW Loan money on rood
teevrity, make collections. Beference, Mitch
ell A Lynde. bankers. OSes in PottoOc block.
THE DAILY 1B6US.
K SALE KTKRY KVKXISO at Cramntos's
ewi Stand. Five cents per copy.
DBS. BCTHERF0RD ft BUTLER,
(1RASUATKSOPTHS ONTARIO TBTIRSA
Irv collere, Veteraary Phvsieians sap Sarreons.
Oflbset TlBdsIl's Livery stable; ResidsDee: Over
Altera Bakery, aurket square.
WM. 0. KULP.D. D.S.
OITICK REMOVED TO
Rooas M, r, S8 and 8a.
Take Eevator. DATENPOET. La.
J. IL QASPARD,
Lttrary BaUtac. Pafampett. lorn. Ceil for
Cia( to Chasaga
received the firet shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT IA.
in a'! stjl
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xmas present.
and builders hardware.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
3g?8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired-
JVT. E. MiTJRRTJNT,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third a venae, tad Twenty-first 6l, Roc Island.
art-c:M stock of Groceries that wiSbetoM at lowest llvtcf prices. A share or VbIle
Has leased the Dsveaport Goal Viae om
Slack fee saie at
our new etock of
I Fetthcr Duster?, 1
have Crpt Saeeper ' ou need
( Carpet Stretcher!. tteBMW
1823 Second avenue.
HA HI T
Rock Island, 111
First and Second Avenue,
ass for far saU at tae Straet Oar bsra. Nat sai
tae aeak as waaoaasla pawes.