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TILE ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 14, lb91.
BEN S AT HIM DO WN.
Exciting Incident in the House
SUDDEN WRATH OF A STATESMAN
Xearly Precipitate a Pugilistic Seance
n the Floor Mi ore of New Hamp
blre "Hai.U Off" to Give Ben Ilutter
wwrtb. a Crack, but the Big Oh loan Is
Too Quick Cause of the Difficulty
Some LlTely Talk Over the Civil Serv
Washington Citt, Feb. 14. -The house
kad a narrow escape yesterday afternoon
from bein the scene of a fist fiht. The
participants in the Jrouble vdb Moors of
Mew Hampshire anSliutterwortb. of Ohio,
and it was only through the coolness of
the latter that a scene was averted. Moore
ad left his seat and gone over to talk
with Butterworth. The two were sitting
aide by side engaged in earnest conversa
tion, when suddenly Butterworth's face
flushed up and Moore sprang to his feet.
Moore drew back his fist as though he
-was going to strike, but before he could
do, sa Butterworth, seizing him firmly
Sr both wriststs, forced him into his chair
Moore Refine an Olive Branch.
The whole thing occurred in a flash.
There was no disturbance made, and
therefore it attracted but little attention.
A moment afterward Moore got up and
etired to his own seat, flushed with an
ger. Butterworth said he would yield the
remainder of his time to the gentleman
from New Hampshire, Moore, but the lat
ter, in a low voice, refused to accept ir,
and the time was transferred to some one
Ise. It afterward transpired that Moore
was very anxious to speak on the pendiug
watter in reference to the civil service
mmision, and he understood from But
Sarworth that he would be given the ojv
yortuuity. He went over to ask about it,
and found rhat there was no time left for
aim to use.
Thought He Was Badly l'se.1.
Thinking that he was being badly used
&y Butterworth, who was in charge of
tfie bill, he rsented it and made use of
me unpleasant terms, which were iu turn
isented by Butterworth. Theu Moore
aiadethe attempt to strike Butterworth,
and the latte pulled him to his seat, tell
xS him cot to make a fool of himself
aght in siijht of everybody. Moore re
fused to talk about the matter, saying
that it was purely personal. Butter
worth tried to put as pleasant and harm
less a face on the whole thing as possible.
General lien Explains. "
''Oh, no," said he, "there was no trouble
Mr. Moore wanted to speak, and I, think
ing I had control of an hour and a half of
me, agreed to let him have some of it.
The chair, however, sent me word that I
uld not control more than an hour, and
thus, having one-third less time than I
thought I had, I did not see how I could
ijive it to Mr. Moore. He thought I was
ot treating him right, and made some re
mark which I will not repeat, at the same
time jumping to his feet. I pulled him
down agaiu by his coat to explain the mat
ter to him, because I did hot want him to
go away feeling badly about it. It may
Have looked like trouble to you gentlemen
to the galleries, but that was all there is
A SKIRMISH WITH CANNON.
Reference to the Keeping of Party
Pledges Capital Notes.
The fight in the house over the appro
priations for the ciil service commission
shows that the reform has about as many
Mends in one party as in the other and
about as many enemies. The contest was
aegun yesterday while the legislative ap
propriation bill was being considered.
Tfturing thu debate Cannon moved an
amendment to the civil service clause
only allowing for a secretary and stenog
rapher to the commission at a total cost
of 13,300. Butterworth said that Cannon
knew that these points were intended to
strangle the civil service commission.
This was a case of hypocritical masquer
ading or else the other was. Laughter
A "Hypocritical Pretense."
This appropriation was a hypocritical
pretense of responding to the promises of
lie Republican party. When tLe
tariff bill was before the house
ads friend had beeu actively concerned
about the Republican national platform.
'Cut to-day the gentleman had moved to
Urikeout an appropriation which, if he
were consistent with himself he knew
was indispensable for the conduct of the
aervice. The bouse, he said, could not
Idol the people, though it tried it a good
vinny times a week. Every national
convention bad declared that it was in fa
wn of enforcing the law. Let members,
if they did not want the law, repeal it
Holding Up the Record.
Cannon You are masquerading under
false pretenses and making false accusa
ons against your colleagues.
Butterworth I am holding up the gen
tte man's record before his face, and I pro
tm to hang it up between Orion and
Sleiades so that everybody can read it.
Cannon said he was not in love with the
otvil service law, bat he did not wish to
Hbarrass its enforcement. Grosvenor
aaid that the system as carried on was un
popular. The government should have a
Tstem of examination under the control
at -the heads of departments. Lodge
vigorously defended the commission.
Some gentlemen thought that it sounded
well to take ground against civil service
seform, for fear of being called Miss Nan
cys, and dudes. They wanted to be thought
Sough and manly.
The Congressional Brief.
Washington Citt, Feb. 14 In the sen
ate yesterday the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill was reported. The copy
sight bill was then considered, and after
Xoar hours' discussion Sherman's amend -went,
providing that foreign editions of
looks, etc., which are copyrighted in the
United States, may be admitted to this
ountry on payment of the tegular tariff
elnUes, was agreed to by a vote of 25 to 24.
The bill was then laid aside. The presi
dent's message announcing the death of
Admiral Porter was received, and the sen
ate soon afterwards adjourned.
The house after routine business went
into committee of the whole on the legis
lative appropriation bill. An amend
ment appropriating 136,400 to enable the
civil lervice commission to execute the
provisions of the civil service act was
greed to. The bill was then reported to
the house, and the amendment providing
for clerks to members not chairmen of
committees was defeated. The bill was
then passed. The president's message an
nouncing the death of Admiral Porter
was read and referred, and the house ad
(ourned. Putting the Brake on Contest Expenses.
Washington Citt. Feb. 14. The house
:ommittee on claims has reported ad
versely on all claims for money spent by
the contestant and contestee in election
cases in excess of the 2,000 allowed by
law. There were thirty-four of thee
claims, amounting to more than f 100,000,
ill of this qongres.
New Rule for Pension Agents.
Washington Citt, Feb. 14 Commis
sioner Rauni yesterday issued a circular to
all pension attorneys and agents directing
that all circulars proposed to be issued by
them to solicit pension business must be
approved by the pension office before dis
tribution. The Population os Arkansas.
Washington Citv, Feb. 14. The census
office has announced the population of
Arkansas by races as follows: White,
$16,517; colored, 311,227; Indians, 304, aud
Chinese, 131: total population of the state.
REPUBLICANS BREAK RANKS.
A Mixed Vote for Senator at Springfield,
Ills. Legislative Notes.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 14 In the sen
ate yesterday the following bills were in
troduced: To reapportion the state into
judicial districts; to punish libelous state
ments; appropriating $1S2,500 for the El
gin iusane asylum; making railway com
panies liable for damages where a switch
man is injured through the fault of an
other employe; to give women votes in
cities and towus; providing for the pun-i-hment
of auy one giving or selling in
toxicating liquors to miuors without
wrirten order from parents, or to intoxi
cated persous. The senate then went into
committee aud listened to woman suffrage
speeches by Mrs. liougar, Mrs. E. B. Har
bert, aud Mrs. C. W. McCulloch.
The Joint Session.
Ten ballots were taken in the joint ses
sion yesterday, and on the first or eighty
fifth of the series the Republicans bolttd
the steering committee and spread their
votes around promiscuously. The ballet
resulted: Palmer, 101; Oglesby, SI; I.ind
ley, 10; Farwell, 1; Stt-lie, 2; Lester C. Hub
bard, 1; Patrick H. Donnelly, 1; Senator
Mathews, 1. Ic was determined that thU
would not do, and the steering committee
got to work to bring the Republicans into
line. Cockrell, F. M. B. A., had nl-o
jumped the track and voted for Hubbard
instead of i?tlle, aud he kept up this ec
centric work all the time, voting for
Hinckley once aud also once for Jesse
The Other F.allots.
The Republicans, however, kept un
broken ranks for the remainder of the ses
sion, and up to the ninty-lifth ballot
figures were as usual for them and ti e
Democrats. There was trouble adjourn
ing, the Democrats desiring to keep up tLe
fight, but Ramsay promised the Republic
ans to vote for adjournment atu?r the
ninety-fifth ballot owing to the illness of
Mitchell, and the Democrats finally
agreed. Last night nearly all the legisla
tors went home, leaving only a small
guard to ballot to-day and Monday. When
the fight is resumed Tuesday there will be
some lively work.
Electrothanasia in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 14. Representa
tive Henze introduced a capital punish
ment bill yesterday. It provides that "all
murders which shall be pecpetrated by
means of poison, or lying in wait, or any
other kind of willful, deliberate, and pre
meditated killing, or which shall be com
mitted in the attempt to perpetrate any
arson, rape, robbery, or burglary, shall
be deemed murder of the first degree, and
shall be punishable by death. He al.-o
introduced a bill for death in such
cases by electrothan.sia. Senator
Withington introduced a bill proving that
the state employes, both departmental
and those connected with the public insti
tutions, shall come under civil service reg
ulations. Representative Bathey pre
sented a bill to so amend the jury laws as
to permit majority verdicts. Both
branches have adjflurued until Monday
Missouri's Solon and Cleveland's Letter.
Jeffekson City, Mo., Feb. 14 Repre
sentative Ernest, Alliance and Labor
Union, offered a resolution in the house
yesterday setting forth that Cleveland had
taken a hand against free coinage and
could not therefore be the choice of the
Democratic party for president. He went
further and said that the Democratic
party could not consistently tV-cpt Cleve
land's leadership. The Democrats gener
ally opposed it on the ground in some
cases that the Missouri legislature had
nothing to do with Cleveland's views on
silver, aud it was tabled. The house re
cently adopted a free coinage resolution.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 14 In the house
yesterday Dike, of Poik county, intro
duced a bill to annul the charter of the
Minnesota Boom company. As the com
pany has made improvements valued at
$225,000, aud handles 450,000,0ii0 feet of
logs per year, there will be a pretty fight
over the bill. In the senate a resolution
calling on the late State Treasurers McFet
tridge and Harshaw to account to the
state for interest on state fuuds was intro
duced and went over. Both houses ad
journed until Tuesday.
Was lie "steered" Into Trouble?
COLCMBCS, O., Feb. 14. Simon Myers, a
delegate to the convention of the United
Mine Workers of America, was arrested
late last night on the charge of burglary.
He entered a boarding house on South
Front street, and was found under very
Buspicious Circumstances on the second
floor. He claims that he had been enticed
there by a woman, who told him exactly
where to go, and that he either made a
mistake in following her directions or was
given a "wrong steer." Myers is from Mc
Connellsville coke district, and lives near
The Mistake C a used Four Deaths.
SEDALIA, Mo., Feb. 14. By the explo
sion of a boiler in the flouring mill of
Ohurchill & Oaslet, at Windsor yesterday
H. L. Smith and Thomas Thillberry, of
this city, and Walter Beaman and Charles
Sturtevant, of Windsor, were instantly
killed. The explosion is supposed to have
been caused by turning cold water into
the boiler when the fines were overheated.
Otto DehUng, an old and prominent
German-American resident of Chicago,
tiled Friday. He was 80 yean of age.
Passing Away at 2 O'clock This
HOPE ABANDONED THIS MORNING.
He fcaik Crraaually lTt 1 th End
Cante-Th- Famous Ma rloi'n Lent
Xig'lit on Farth.
Ne v Yoek. Feb. :4. 2 p.m. Special
Gen. Sherman libs just died. All hope
was finally abandoted early this morning
and he grew steadily wor.e until the ecd
Nev York, Feb. 14. Gen. Sherman's
vitality has been the wonder of the doc
tors. He is not ouly alive, contrary to the
expec rations of those who have tried to
save l.im, but beseems likely to recover
completely. All yesterday he exhibited
strength that no one thought he had, a-d
was at times with difficulty persuaded to
remain iu bed. His renewed strength
showed itself iu the reduced inflammation
of his face and in the greater freedom of
breat ling. Oue of the lungs was still
much oppressed, but the other was clear
and doing its work well.
Still i:etter In the Alteruoon.
In the afternoon the sick man became
rouscious and recognize 1 those about the
room, although he did not talk much. He
had not been delirou all day, but this was
the fi -st time he hail tdiowa such marked
improvement. He got out of bed agaiu
and (-at in his easy chair n few minutes.
Latei on he inquired for Tom and Thilo
mon, his soa-v Tom is the older boy, aud
is, n- every one knows, a priest. Gen.
Ewing made arrangements with the
ste;m ship companies by which they will
signal the Majestic if they meet her and
tell tUe youna priest the situation.
Not So Well at Night.
At 0:4.") p. in., after consultation, the
doctors s:i id there was no change for the
better. At 11:45 Lieut. Thackara said
that Gen. Sherman was not sleeping. He
was using all his strength to breathe. His
plane s were much swollen, and his throat
was l lliug with mucus. The erysipelas
has left him. At 1:45 p. in. Private frx?cre
tary Ilarrett issued a bulletin stating tL it
Gen. Sherman was apparently sleeping,
and the doctors looked fr an easier niht
than they nt first expected. The geneial
had tiken a little nourishment during the
The 'Txtreine 1'nrliiitt" Service.
In reply to certain criticisms in the pa
pers on the administration of extreme
unction to the general. Senator Sherman
has written to The Times, saying that
while the rite was administered while the
general was unconscious it was done for
the consolation of his immediate family,
and t hat had the geueral been conscious
be w-uld not have denied them that con-t-olation.
Neither the senator nor his
brother are Roman Catholics but if he
(the senator) had been present he would
have made no objection.
CRIME DOES NOT PAY.
So Says a Crook Who Seems to Have Good
Keaions for Saying So.
Xiw York, Feb. 14. Dave Cummings,
alias Little Dave, alias Baltimore Pat,
pleaded guilty yesterday in the general
sessi ns before Judge Cowiug, of having
burglars' tools in his possession with in
tent to use them. Cummings has spent
very little time out of prison for many
years. ''Well, Cummings," said Judge
Cowing, "I should think you ought to
have had about enouah of crime. It does
not neem to have paid in your caso. You
have nothing to show for your crimes, aud
your record shows that you have spent
about all of the last eighteen years in
prism. By actual count, I believe, you
have not had more than eight months'
lilierty in that time. Do you think
that crime pays?"
He Went Wrong All the Same.
"I know it doesn't judge," replied Cum
mings. "I think that only a crazy man
wouid live as I have lived for the last
"Well, do you claim to be insane, Cum
minu's?'' asked Judge Cowing.
"On, no, jn.Ie," answered Cummings,
"I don't. I have brains enough. But I
think now that I must have been crazy all
the- years to go wrousf instead of right."
Jud-e Cowing sentenced Cummings to
statt's prison for five years.
Trouble at the World' Fair Site.
CfciCAGO, Feb. 14 The contractors for
grading Jackson park for the uses of the
Colombia fair were forced to suspend
work yesterday owing to the fears of their
Italian workmen that the crowd of labor
ers assembled in the vicinity of the park
wou d assau't them. Their fears appeared
to be well founded, too. The huudreds of
idle men assembled uttered threats and
kept up a conttnnt jeering at the Italians
in tie alleged interests of organized lalmr.
The contractors pay the men 15 ceuts per
hour, and say they are not worried, as the
work is hardly itegun yet. When they get
a full force at work, they Bay, they will
demind protection of the authorities.
The;- also say that they are making no
discrimination as to the laborers em
ployed. Haa the Appearance of Murder.
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 14. A special
from Canton, O., says: George Lerch, a
well-known contractor, went to Navarre
last Saturday to transact business. Miss
ing the train for Canton, he started to
walk to Massillon to catch a train for this
city. His walk led through a lonely
woo 1. and nothing has been seen or beard
of h m since. As he had a large sum of
money, foul play is feared.
The President to Take a Tour.
New York. Feb 14. A Washington
City special to The Sun says: The presi
dent and most of his cabinet will visit the
Pacific coast soon after the adjournment
of congress, and have arrangedtbe trip so
as t include a tour of the southern states.
No details have yet been arranged, but "t
is pi-obable that the party will start trow
Washington City in the early part of
Will Beopea the Bank.
KlNSAS Citt, Mo., Feb. 14. At a meet
ingof the stockholders yesterday it was
agnd to reopen the American National
ban k. The capital stock of the bank was
placed at f500,000. After the capital stock
had been fixed a vote was taken to in
crease it to fl, 000,000. The bank will re
open with 1400,000 in cash in its vaults,
and other good securities.
00 ew Arrivals.
We have jast received the first shipment of our new stock of
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Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Many uefal articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics' tools and buildets' hardware.
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