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THjK ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1891.
MADE ANEW BILL.
Practical Effect of Senate Work
HOT AT ALL THE MEASUEE WANTED
PuWUlifn Woul.1 I'rolmbly Prefer It (o
Fall, but Have Hopes or the Confer
ence IMmub Makes the Tersior.s Com
mittee reel Unhappy and Iheu Has a
Skirmish with Woleott How House
Members "Speak to the Question" In
Committee Foster for the Treasury.
Washington Citt, Feb. 19. it is just
about probable that the action taken by
the senate yesterday on the international
copyright bill may be the death of it. It
Is not all the bill which was constructed
by the Copy-igtat association, and which
passed the bouse last December. The I 'll
now goes into a committee of conference
burdened with amendments, two of
'which are so subversive of the purpose of
the originators of the bill that they would
probably prefer the bill to fail altogether
than to have it stand finally according to
the senate version. Their entire energy
will now probably be exerted tow-id
throwing the amendments out in the con
ference committee or modifying them ma
terially, hoping that they may be able to
accomplish this, and that the senate may
accept the conference report and thus
adopt substantially the unamended bill in
Chances In Conference.
The Sherman-Power amendment is cal
culated to prevent the literary monopoly
sought by the publishers, while the Frye
amendment extends the protection of the
proposed act to a class of chroino manu
facturers with whom the copyright lend
ers are loath to be associated. The seuate
cooferrees, Piatt, Iliseock. and Uray, are
all favorable to the bill, and, although
Iliseock voted for the lithographers'
amendment, and Gray for the Sherman
amendment, it is understood that tby
are indifferent to the fate of the amend
ments, and will be apt to act iu accord
ance with the wishes of Piatt and Lis
copyright clients. The house conferred
will probably prove to be of the same
general stripe, and so the situation has be
come again rather favorable to the friends
of the original measure.
The Most Important Changes.
The third section of the bill, in which
the most important changes have been
made, requires a printed copy of the title
of the copyrighted book, map, etc., to be
mailed or delivered to the librarian of
cougress on or before the day of thi pub
lication. In case of a book, map, dra
matic or musical composition, engraving,
cut, print, photograph, chromo, or litho
graph, the two copies of the same required
to be deposited in the library of congress
shall be printed from type set withiu the
United States or from plates made there
from, or from engravings, cuts, negatives
or drawings on sione executed within the
THE RASPING SENATOR PLUMB.
A Whack at the l'enslun Committee and
a 1'assage with Woleott.
Washington Citt. Feb. 19. Whilethe
senata was engaged in passing private
pension bills yesterday, and when the bill
for Mrs. Custer's benefit came up, Plumb
Inquired if the pensions of the widows o
private soldiers had been considered by
the committee on pensions. Davis, chair
man of the committee, said that the com
mittee had not had any occasion to express
an opinion upon it.
Plumb Then I am bound to suppose
that the widows of private soldiers have
not yet come within the purview of that
Wolcott's Sneer at Kana.
Later, when the copyright bill was un
der discussiou and the amendment refer
ring to engravings, etc., was the subject
of debate, Woleott intimated that Plumb's
views on art and artistic and literary
property might suit the Ideas of the state
of Kansas, but were not generally accept
d elsewhere. Plumb retorted that such
remark did not become the senator from
Colorado, and that when the time came
for them to hang ont their soiled linen on
the national clothes-line he (Plumb) could
aay as many mean things about Colorado
as could be said about Kansas even if the
majority of the population of Colorado
had come from Kansas.
Senate and House in Urief.
Washington Citt, Feb. 19 In the sen
ate yesterday a 'lumber of pension bills
were passed, including house bill to in
crease the pension of the widow of Gen.
Custer to 1 100 pen, nfonth. The copyright
bill was considered, and the Sherman
amendment to admit copyrighted books,
etc, printed in foreign countries, on payl
ment of tariff duties, was agreed to, as
was also an amendment by Frye, requir
ing maps, dramatic and musical composi
tions, engravings, cuts, prints, photo
graphs, chromos, or lithographs to be
printed from plates executed in the United
States, and an amendment by Ingalls ex
empting newspapers and periodicals from
prohibition of importation The bill wa
then passed yeas, 30; nays, 14. After
some talk without action on the Indian
claims bill the senate took recess until 8
p. m. Nothing was done at the night ses
sion. The senate waited an hour and a
half for a quorum w hich never came, and
then adjou ned.
In the Lease Payson of Illinois was
elected speaker pro tempore in the ab
cence of the speaker, who was detained at
home by sickness. Conferences were or
dered on the District of Columbia and
military academy appropriation bills,
after which the Indian appropriation bill
was considered and passed, and the pot
office appropriation was carried into com
mittee of the whole, but without dispos
ing of it the house adjourned.
The Way They Debate a IHH.
Washington Citt, Feb. 19. The way
bills are debated in committee of the
whole in the house was illustrated yester-
.1 rr"u t I n ...
uay. x uo nuujctu ueiuro iue committee
was the postoffice appropriation bill, but
the srteeches made were as follows? Tllnimt.
poke at length against the shipping bill,
.Simonds in its favor; Cummings made a
speech in favor of the resolution protest
ing against the persecution of the Jews in
Russia, and O'Ferrall spoke against the
shipping bill and delivered a eulogy on
Grover Cleveland as the proper man to
elect president in 1803.
A Blow at Gold Contracts.
Washington Citt. Feb. 19. Sweet of
Idaho introduced in the house yesterday
a resolution providing "that any national
bank attempting to disparage or degrade
the currency of the United States by de
manding other than lawful money of the
oation in payment of debts due said bank
ihall forthwith forfeit its charter." The
purpose of this is to prohibit banks re
quiring the payment of loans in gold.
Foster for Wlndom's Place.
Washington Citt, Feb. 19 The ap
pointment of a secretary of the treasury
will be made this week, and itisstated with
positiveness on what ought to be excel
lent authority that Mr. Harrison has de
cided to appoint ex Governor Foster, of
Ohio. He would not select a mac from
the far west for the reason tha' he did not
want to give any sort of countenance to
the free silver movement. A Cleveland
telegram savs that Foster has been call d
to meet the president in New York to
day. The President Goes to New York.
Washington Citt, Feb. 19. A special
train left the Baltimore and Potomac sta
tion at 3:30 yesterday afternoon for New
York, conveying prominent people from
this city who will attend Gen. Slierman's
funeral in New York. The party consist
ed of the president and members of his
cabinet. Gen. Scholield and staff and
prominent army and navy officials.
Speaker Reed Laid Up with a Cold.
Washington Citt. Feb. 19. Speaker
Reed is confined to his apartments he-?
by a severe cold. In the house yesterday
Payson of Illinois was elected speaker pro
tern, to serve during Reed's absence.
The Hearings on Silver.
Washington City, Feb. 19. The coin
committee yesterday adopted a resolution
closing the hearings on the silver question
to-morrow at 12 in., and to vote on the
silver bill at 1 p. m. the same day.
Powderly Cancels Ills Engagements.
Topeka, Kan , Feb. 19. Powderly left
for Scranton, Pa., Tuesday afternoon,
having cancelled his western engage
ments. LOOKING THEIR LAST ON SHERMAN.
A Number of People Take a Final View
of His Features.
New York, Feb. 19. Among the first
visitors to the Sherman house yesterday
was the venerable Professor Kendrick, of
West Point, who was oue of the general's
teachers at West Point. Gen. Fitz-John
Porter, Mrs. Walter Damrosch, Lawrence
Barrett, am 100 pupils of the West Point
school in uniform were also among the
callers. Besides these there were a invsi
number of citizens and saldiers whocalled
duriug the day to look for the last time
on the face of the dead warrior.
Iteautilul Floral Tributes.
Two beautiful floral pieces were re
ceived at the Sherman residence about
noon. One was from President Harrison.
It consisted of a lare bed about three
feet wide by five long, of lilies of the val
ley with a border around it composed of
roses. In the center was a sabre made of
violets. The other piece was a large pil
low of roses of various colors sent by Gen.
and Mrs. Swayne. Messages of "condiv
lence and sympathy are continually ar
riving at the residence of the dead gen
eral from all parts of the country.
The 'aket Finally Sealed.
At 6 o'clock last evening the family and
others of the household assembled in the
parlor and took their final gaze at the face
of their father, brother, friend. Then the
casket was sealed to be opened again only
to let the Rpv. Thomas Ewing Sherman
look upon his father's features. Father
Thojias arrived on the steamer Majestic
last night. The revenue cutter ChaudLr
was waiting at quarantine, and the young
priest was taken off immediately a I
brought up to the barge orfice pier, whence
he took an elevated train for the Sherman
residence. Upon arrival the casket was
unsealed and the son was shown the fea
tures of his father. After a very affecting
scene the casket was again sealed, for the
Arrived Safely at New York.
New York, Feb. 19. The presidential
train, bearing the president and vice pres
ident, the cabinet and the members of the
committee appointed by the bouse to at
tend the funeral of Gen. Sherman, arrived
at Jersey City at 9 o'clock last night The
party was driven directly to the Fifth
And Don't Forget Grant's Monument.
New York, Feb. 19. The Recorder says
editorially: "New York should at once
erect a statue to Gen. William Tecumseh
Sheriuan. The Recorder undertakes tL
work. It hereby subscribes 11,000 to a
fund for the purpose, and invites general
HE LIVED LONG AND WELL.
Ex-Got. Sibley, of Minnesota, Closes a
Career of Usefulness.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 19 Gen.
Henry Hastings Sioley, the most promi
nent figure in the history of Minnesota,
died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning,
aged 81, at his home iu St. Paul, after an
illness that had lasted for months. His
life ebbed away so gradually and silently
that the watching family at his bedside
Bearcely knew when it left his body. Gov
ernor Sibley was Minnesota's" oldest
pioneer, and sprang from an old and tal
ented family that traced itself back to the
time of William the Conqueror.
First Governor of the State.
He came to this state in 1S:J as general
inspector of the Great American Fur com
pany, of which John Jacob Astor was
president. He afterwards became a part
ner in the company and gave the first real
impulse of value to the embryonic com
merce of the northwest. He secured the
organization of the territory of Minnesota
in 1849. He was the new state's first gov
ernor in 1857, and the only Democratic
governor it ever had.
A Successful Soldier.
In 18(52 he led the main military expedi
tion against the Sioux, and in five severe
engagements crushed the insurrection.
Lincoln brevetted him major general for
this. Since that time honors, both civic
and military, had been heaped upon bim.
He was president of the board of regents
of the fetate university when he died. The
funeral will be beld to morrow at 2:30 p.
m. in St. Paul's church, of whose vestry
he has been a member since the church's
Gibson and the Whisky Trust.
Chicago, Feb. 19. The whisky trust
directors closed their meeting yesterday
afternoon, and last night all the visiting
members of the board started for their
homes. Gibson appeared before Judge
Shepard yesterday, aud gave bonds in
$35,000 for his appearance for trial.
A Paper Trust 51111 Darned.
Akron, O., Feb. 19. The Thomas Phil
lips paper mill was burned last night.
The concern was a member of the paper
trust. It is a total loss, amounting to
$100,000; insured for 805,000.
thst Slaughter of Brigands in
SIMPLY PEEMEDITATED MASSAGES.
the Victim Deluded with an Offer to
Leave the Country, Set Free ad I'ut
ou Hoard the Vessel Only To lie Met
by the Officials and Shot Dawn as Es
CHed I'risoners The Wife of One of
Thin Most Brutally Assaulted.
New York, Feb. 19. A letter reached
this ..:ty Tuesday night dated Havana,
Cuba, Feb. 11, which gives an account of
another cold-blooded murder by the Cuban
government. Four men, it is said, were
shot down, and a young wife who was at
tend! ng to her baby was mortal ly wounded.
Aboi: t four weeks ago Manuel Garcia, a
polico officer, captured a band of robbers
whose leader was Doraingo Montelongo.
Soon after the capture Montelongo was
approached by a representative of the gov
srme it, who told him that if he and bis
friends wou' 1 leave the country the gov
ernment would gee that they ran no risk
in do ng so.
Feared Treachery, but Yielded.
Mo itelongo hesitated, saying that he
feared that he and bis friends would be
captured and shot. Finally, however, he
yielded to the representations of the agent
and decided to leave the island. He was
allowed to select the friends whom he de
sired to have accompany him. Iu a couple
of days he those Kuloyio Rivero, Perico
Rivero, Juan Roja and Francisco del
Gado. Eulogio Rivero's young wife and
child also accompanied the party, which
started out for Havana by the Villanueva
railrotd. The traiu arrived at Havana
about noon, and at 4 o'clock in the after
noon the party rowed to the steamer, the
Bahh niero Iglesias, which was to take
them to Venezuela, in South America.
The Conspirators Get Ready.
There was nothing unusual attending
the arrival of the party on board the ship
which they imagined was to take them
from Cuba forever. The baggage was
rowed away, and the entire party was
treate 1 in the same manner as the other
passeiigers who were on the ship. Mrs.
Rivero went below to the second cabin,
which she was to occupy, to put her 6
montl s old l. iby to sleep. The men re
mainel on the deck and smoked. About
an hour before Montelongo and his party
arrived at the ship Inspector Solano and
a part y of gendarmes had boarded t he ves
sel and divided into two parties. Of
these, one was stationed under the stairs
leading from the tle-k to the second cabin;
the m ml)er of the other were stationed
iu convenient hiding places near tho sej
ond cabin, which the bandit party was to
The Bloody Tint Developed.
Winn the men had finished their
cigars and taken along farewell look at the
shore of their native isluud they started
for thi ir cabin. Montelongo went ahead,
aud as he was about to enter the cabin he
saw through the half open door the uni
form of a gendarme and a glittering pis
tol. He imp- diately turned to his com
'We are soldi The police!"
At this cry the police opened fire, and a
fearfu' struggle began. Perico Rivero
fell in the corner of the nearest cabin,
riddled with more than a dozen bullets.
Juan Koja had nothing but a murderous
dagiret, yet with this he did some desper
ate fighting. He was soon overpowered
and ki led by the bullets from the revolv
ers of the police.-
Most Devilish Atrocity or All.
Mrs. Riven who was nursing her baby
at the time tho tiring began, rushed out of
her cabin ami was severely beaten by one
of the uflicerr till she dropped to the floor
insensible. The gendarmes finally drove
the res', of the party to the deck, and con
tinued their firing, frightening the other
passengers and woundiug several. Mon
telongo and H Rivero dropped over the
side of the vessel and jumped into a small
rowboat, and compelled the owner of it to
row for all he was worth. When the pj
lice sav the attempt to escape they imme
diately sent a shower of bullets into the
little boat, and killed both the bandits.
Rivero dropped into the sea.
A Characteristic Justification.
The todies were recovered and taken to
the city. Mrs. Rivero, who was horribly
wounded, is under arrest and in the prison
hospital. The newspapers are loud in
their denunciations of this brutal murder
and breach of faith on the part of the gov
ernment. The officials, however, say that
it was the surest way of getting rid of a
band of bold bandits. The lives of all t'
passengers on board the ship were endan
gered, and great excitement prevailed
among them and their friends.
THE MINNEAPOLIS PRIZE FIGHT.
Needham Bruised in Body and Spirit
Kynu anil Myer Quarrel.
. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 19. Dannie
Needham was a pretty sick man yesterday
morning. lie lost consciousness at the
end of the fightand after beingcarried up
stairs it took the united efforts of three
pliysicii us anil nearly an hour of hard
work to bring him to. Then he broke
down and sobbed and moaned so
bitterly that even the sports around
him vere affected to tears. He
was fin illy placed in a carriage and
driven home. At noon he was resting
quietly under the influence of a narcotic.
His face is badly swollen and puffed from
the effects of the punishment he received
and there are numerous contusions and
bruises about his body.
Abused the "Streator Cyclone"
When the fight was over H. C. Dexter,
Ryan's backer, jumped into the ring and
hugged and kissed his man, who bad
scarcely a scratch on him. Ryan went to
the hotel where he had. a wordy alterca
tion with Billy Myer, who had acted as one
of his seconds, because the Streator boy
had urgod him to hurry up the fight alocr,
back in the fortieth round. Ryan applir '.
numerous abusive epithets to Myer, but
was finally persuaded to leave the plars
and go t j a Turkish bath establishment to
freshen up. Late yesterday morning he
sent an i pology to Myer, which the latter
refused t o accept.
F refer to Come to America.
Londos, Feb. 19. A feeling of disgust
is growing up in Berlin regarding African
adventure, especially as nobody shows any
signs of "migrating in that direction, the
emigrants preferring America.
Edmund Juessen, at one time collector
of th port of Chicago and later appointed
by President C)reland consul general at
Vienna, died in Germany Tuesday.
We have just
ISf" We invite everybody
i Tocket Cutlery, )
We have Table Cutlery, V
( Kitchen Cutlery. )
Many ueeful articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics tools and builders' hardware.
J. M. REAhDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 176 Second Avenue.
JACKSON & HURST, T
ATTORN ETS AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
National Bank Bnllding, Rock Island, Til.
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SWEENEY k WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Omce in Bengston's Mock, Rock Inland. 111.
McEMRY k McEKLRY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on good
aecnrltv, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynde. bankers. Office in Postomc block.
FOR SALE EVERT EVENING at Ommpton'i
News Stand. Five cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD k BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERSA
ry college, Veternarr Physician and Surgeons.
Office i Tlndall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULP, D. D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, t7, 38 and a.
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received the first shipment of
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Spring season of
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115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, M. '
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDUr
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
fcf"8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
JVT. E. MURRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
patrtneUcildfk 0roWriM thk wfflbe
Has leased tbe Davenport Coal Mines ond
and Slack for sale at Tenth
our new stock of
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have 1 Carpet Sweepers. ou B,J
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1823 Second avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
.venue and Twenty-first St., Ro;k I564
sold at lowest llvUf pric. A share of ptWK
baa Coal for sal at tl Street Car bars . Alo ' ,
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