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THE AKGUB. WEDNESDAY. MARCH. 4. 1891.
House and Senate Have Trouble
TIGHT ON THE DEFICIENCY BILL.
rh Conferi-eea Away Apart on the
French (Spallation Claims and Other
Item What Wan Done Daring the
lay and iBht The Sherman Amend
ment to the Copyright 15111 Dropped;
Also the Hawaiian Cable Subsidy A
Million Dollar Appropriation That
Cannes Dissatisfaction Official Notes.
Washington City, March 4 Interest
io the transact ion of congress was at full
height yesterday, and there were full gal
leries in both chambers to watch the pro
ceedings. A number of amendments ap
propriating money were agreed to, in the
senate especially, and it was safe to say
that in this way the amount of aggregate
Appropriations would be very materially
increased beore the gavel fell at noon to
day. In the senate Plumb got in an
amendment to the general deficiency bill
giving $50,000 to the destitute settlers in
Oklahoma, and the French spoliation
claims were added to the amount of
tl, 340,000. Edmunds opposed this amend
ment, and so did Sherman, the latter say
ing that he had examined the question
when Le first went to congress, and that
he had come to the conclusion that there
was neither a legal nor a moral obligation
for them on the part of the United States.
He still entertained that opinion. Evarts
and Hoar both declare 1 that no claims
even made a stronger appeal to the honor
of the country.
riuuih's THid on Civil Service Kcform.
Plumb desired to have an amendment
offered and agreed to distributing amoug
the various departments of the govern
ment a nuuiber of census office clerks
whose emplox mi nt is about to cease, but
Edmunds objected on the ground that it
was a purely legislative subject, and that
it interfered with the operation of the
civil service rules, these clerks not having
had to go through the forms o civil serv
ice examination. The amendment pro
viding for the payment of claims for serv
ice by the Pacific railways was agreed to.
Another amendment gives California,
Oregon and Nevada f2,450,3C9, $224,52d
and $104,640, respectively for monies ex
pended by them in the suppression of the
rebellion, and $2,500,000 was put in for
advauces made by New York, Pennsyl
vania, Delaware and South Cerolina in
the war of lfili
Fight Over the Copyright Rill.
There was a fight over the copyright
lilL The house was dead set against the
Siiermau amendment, and the senate vwis
dead set in favor thereof. Sherman said
if it was dropped he would not vote for
the bill. Finally the senate conferrees
receded, and reported to that effect.
Sherman said that, in other words, the
senate conferrees had surrendered whit
had been twice voted for by decisive ma
jorities of the senate. He mentioned the
fact that, contrary to parliamentary
usage, a majority of the senate conferrees
bad been made np of senators opposed to
the action of the senate on the bill. That
was rather a peculiar organization of a
conference committee. The effect of the
proposition as it now stood was to make
copyright an exclusive monopoly. lie
wonld vote against it. The report, how
ever, was adopted 27 to 19.
Other Disagreements Settled.
The senate also agreed to the conference
report on th"j"!??'"i D,'-l Th bone of con
tention having been the provision relating
to fees of pension attorneys, it was agreed
that it should not apply to valid existing
contracts, express or implied. The fee al
lowed in other cases is 93. The clause in
the diplomatic bill providing for a cable
to the Hawaiian islands was stricken from
the MIL The senate also passed a large
number of private pension bills during
the session, which lasted until the "wee
THE DAY IN THE HOUSE.
One Vote Decided by the Speaker The
The members of the bonse were looking
very tired when they met yesterday, and
the reading clerks showed by the manner
In which they performed their duties that
they were about woi n out. Cutcheon of
Michigan submitted the conference report
on the bill to increase the number of the
board of managers of the National Home
for Disabled Volunteers. As agreed to
the bill provides for eleven members, and
names the following, in addition to those
already appointed: Edmund N. Morrill,
Alfred Pearson, William B. Franklin,
John C Black, George W. Steele, James
Burnett, F. IL Bonebrake, and Francis
Fessenden. There was much discussion
over this, but it was finally adopted 124
to 123 the speaker casting the deciding
No Subsidy for a Cable.
When the conference report on the dip
lomatic bill was presented, Hitt said that
the only subject which bad been in dis
pute wa-t the senate amendment relative
to the Hawaiian Islands cable. The house
conferrees were not ignorant of the ad
vantage and impoi tance of a cable to the
Hawaiian Islands, but they had reduced
its cost and placed it in the power of this
government to purchase it when so de
sired. The proposition as it now stood
reduced the cost from $3,000,000 to 92,250,
CM), and provided that the government of
the Hawaiian Islands should pay one-third
as much as our own. It further provided
that the United States government could,
at any moment, take the whole property
on payment of the actual cost of con
struction. There was urgent need for a
cable bet ween the United States and the
It was no use, however. The house
wouldn't agree, and rejected the report,
and the clause was dropped before ad
journment. No Agreement on Deficiencies.
Washington City, March 4. The con
ferrees on the general deficiency bill have
been unable to agree qn the senate
amendments providing for the payment
of the court of claims judgments in the
French spoliation and Central Pacific
railroad judgments. The conferrees will
report a disagreement to their respective
Well, Who raid for the Fraud?
Washington Citt, March 4. In re
sponse to the senate resolution directing
him to investigate the counterfeit stamp
ing of test pieces of steel plate made for
United States naval vessels at the Linden
Steel works at Pittsburg, the secretary of
the navy sent t the senate last night re
ports covering the result of the investiga
tion. The investigation developed that an
employe of the works stole the official
stamp and counterfeited it, but the at
tempt to use it was unsuccessful, and no
poor steel succeeded in passing through
its use. There was no evidence implicat
ing the company.
BUSINESS DONE IN CONGRESS.
Synopsis of the Transactions in Both
Houses Weary Statesmen.
Washington Citt. March 4 The sen
ate yesterday passed the general deficiency
bill, with amendments, including one for
the payment of the French spoliation
claims. The conference reports on the
diplomatic bill and on the sundry civil
bill were agreed to. A large number of
pension and other bills were passed, and
at 6 p. m. the senate took a recess until 8
o'clock. At the night session sixty
house pension bills were agreed to
first thing. The conference reports on the
Indian and postoffice appropriation bills
were agreed to, as was that on the codv
right bill, dropping Sherman's amend
ment. The pension appropriation was
next got out ot the way by agreement. At
2:25 a. m. an attempt was made to recon
sider the vote on the copyright conference
report. The vote showed no quorum, and
business came to a standstill.
In the house the conference report on
the legislative bill was presented. An
agreement was reached on all questions
except the senate amendment making sen
ators' clerks annual employes. A further
conference was ordered. Other disagree
ments occurred and conferences were or
dered. The conference reports on the sun
dry civil, Indian and postoffice bills were
agreed to, and tite house took a recess un
til 8:30 p.m. Some routine business was
done when the hou-e met at night. The
conference reports on the pension and
copyright bills were agreed to as tin v
csme up; also on the diplomatic bill. At
3:45 a. m. the house was patiently waiting
for conference reports.
LOOKS LIKE SHARP PRACTICE.
The Manner in Which the Mississippi
Kiver Got Sl.OOO.OOO.
Washington City, March 4 The mem
b rs of congress who do not feel a personal
interest in the Mississippi river that per
tains to those who live in its valley are
quite indignant over the passage of the
resolution in the senate Monday appro
priating fl.OoO, 000 for that stream. The
resolution passed the house List session
before the river and harbor bill was
framed, with a view of making the
amount immediately available, and with
the understanding that it would be de
ducted from the amount to be appropii
ated by the river and harbor bill.
Depends on the President Now.
When that bill was fra ned the full
amount intended for the river was put
into the bill lecause the resolution had
nut pri-v-ed ine senate, and with the un
derstanding, on the part of the northern
members at least, that thd resolution
would not pass the senate. The action by
that body Monday in passing the resolu
tion was a surprise to those who sup
posed it would not ba passed, and they are
outspoken in their dissatisfaction about
it. It remains to ba seen whether the
president will sign the resolution in view
of the facts.
Effect of the Tariff Bill.
Washington Citt, March 4. The sen
ate last night agreed to a resolution direct
ing the committee on finance to ascertain
and report the effect of the tariff laws
upon the imports and exports, the produc
tion and price of manufactured article
at home and abroad, and upon wages,
domestic and foreign, and to sit at such
places as the committee may deem advis
able. Bills Signed by the President.
Washington Citt, March 4. The presi
dent yesterd.-.y signed the postal subsidy
bill, the immigration bill, the bill grant
ing a pension to the widow of Gen. Kit
patrick, the Philadelphia mint bill and
the bill relating to the Hawaiian recipro
Secretory Foster Will Go to Ohio.
Washington Citt, March 4. Secretary
Foster will leave for Ohio on Saturday next
to remain ten days. He will devote his time
to closing uj. his private business affairs.
Deadly Work of a Gale on the James
Biver in Virginia.
Norfolk, Va., March 4. News from
Newport News last night is to the eff .-ct
that the terrific gale of last Thursday nir1
played havoc on and in the vicinity of the
James river. Among the losses reported
is that of a large sloop, capsized at tba
month of Warwick river, about ten miles
from Newport News, resulting in the loss
of the entire crew, composed of fourteen,
while the vessel sank. At the mouth of
Walter's creek, near the James river, a
i yacht capsized, and it also went to the
bottom, teven men losing their lives.
Floating Bodies a Common Mght.
Two men in a canoe near the same place
were out in the gale and no information
has been received of them. It was thoug .t
that the list, that has already swelled to
tweuty three, will reach to many more
when full reports from the storm-swept
region are received. It is said that dead
bodies floating by Newport News Sunday
was a common sight.
Emma Abbott's Body Cremated.
PlTTSBUKG, Pa, March 4. It became
known to-day that the remains of Emma
Abbott, the - famous dinger, had been
cremated in this city t wo weeks ago. The
cremation took place in Samson's crema
tory and was witnessed by none but the
executors. The body was shipped from
Chicago Feb. 17 and reached here the fol
lowing morning. It was clothed in a
$5,000 costume, and took oue hour and
J fifteen minutes to reduce to ashes, which
! were sent to New York and placed in a
6afety deposit vault to remain until a
monument is erected.
A Member of the Firm Speculated.
Louisvills. Ky., March 4 Cornwall
Bros., soap manufacturers, oue of the old
est firms in the south, made an assignment
last night. The liabilities are estimated
at $500, 00 J. The firm claims that the as
sets, which consist largely of real estate,
will cover the liabilities. The failure was
caused by a member of the firm speculat
ing in Kentucky lands and railways.
Loss of Half Million By Fire.
North Auams, Mass., March 4 Fire in
the weaver shed of the Renfrew Manufac
turing Company entirely destroyed the
shed with the machinery, stock, etc., en
tailing a loss of fully $503,000, which is
j partially covered by insurance. -
WAS IT AN OMEN?
Untoward Conduct of the Brit
ish Royal Standard.
LONDON TOWN GEEATLT EXCITED.
The Flag Stops at Half Mast as the Queen
Enters Buckingham Palace Farnell's
Triumphal Tonr Giving the British
Liberals Some Concern The Irish Lead
er Not So Dead as Hoped for The Al
leged "Jack the Ripper" Feels Libeled
Foreig-n News Notes.
London. March 4. The arrival of the
qneen in London yesterday was marked by
all the observances usual upon the occasion,
but the happy effect of her majesty's popu
lar reception was marred by a curious inci
dent. The square in front of Buckingham
palace was densely packed with people
when the queen entered the royal resi
dent. Shortly afterward the royal stand
ard was raised, as is customary, but the
flag stopped at half-mast. Its position
was immediately noticed by the crowd,
and the greatest consternation prevailed.
The report that some one of the royal
household was dead spread like wild fire,
and the excitement grew intense.
The Halliards Were Tangled.
The crowd finally lecme so aroused
that a rush was made for the palace to as
certain the truth. The gates were
stormed and the wondering officials of the
place plied with questions. These digni
tarus were ignorant of the position of the
flag and at once instituted an inquiry. It
turned out that the halliards had become
entangled, preventing the complete rais
ing of thefl tsr, and it was necessary to
havt a man ( limb the t-tatT to straishton
things out. When the truth was learned
the row.l gave expression of its relief in
laughter and cheers.
NO ELIMINATION FOR PARNELL.
His Continued Activity and Success
Worrying the Liberals.
London, March 4. ParnelPs continnH
ovat ons in all the Irish cities and towns
that he has yet visited are seriously dis
turb ng the English Liberals. It is no
generally admitted that he is meetin-r
with unexpected support, while the Mc
Cart iyites appear to have little or no hoU
upon the Affections of the people, in spite
of the support of the Roman Catholic hier
archy. In short, the situation as it ap
peared to unprejudiced observers at tne
close of the Kilkenny campaign appears
to have entirely changed in the period
that has since elipsed. Then the Irish
1-ador seemed eliminated from the Irisn
problem, but now he would seem to ba the
Indicates Trouble Ahead.
Th s does not at all suit the plans of
Glad stone and his supporters, who have
had trouble enough iu rallying their fol
lowers around the standard of home rule
without being called upon to force them
to accept the co-respondent of the divorce
court as an immaculate hero. It is ru
mored that when T. I'. O'Connor returns
from America he will refuse to identify
himself with either faction. It is now
feared by leading Liberal. that at the ap
proaching general election, unless a turn
shou d come. Parnell will elect a sraail
majority of insu representatives to the
Saddler Will Go to Law.
London-, arch 4. Sadler, the man
who was arresttd on suspicion of having
murdered "Carrotty Nell" and released
yesterday for want of evidence of his
guilt, is very indignant at his detention in
jail, and, in the character he has assume,,
that of a much injured man, is exciting
considerable sympathy. In an interview
with a" reporter last night he declared his
intention of bringing legal proceedings for
heavy damages against The Standard and
The Telegraph tor libel, and against
others for fa' e imprisonment. He says
he is assured by his counsel that he has a
perfect case agiinst his slanderers and
those responsible for his arrest, and he is
determined to make them pay the pen
alty. Practically m British Army.
London, March 4. A dispatch from
Cairo says that the Egyptian army has
been organ1 zed under English officers,
even down to subalterns, and it is aj
much a British army as the native im
perial troops in India. The khedive in
rapidly recruiting his forces, and the new
soldiers are drilled almost without inter
missi in. It is believed that he meditates
an advance on Parton. The force now at
Tokar consists of only two thousand men,
and will have to be greatly strengthened
before an advance could be made with
any prosppcU of success.
Sent the Rijht One to Siberia.
LoffDON, March 4 From St. Petersburg
cornel the news that an admiral who
threatened to send workmen to Siberia be
cause they struck work on account of
grievances, has himself been sent to Si
beria. The Grand Duke Alexis, high ad
miral of the Russian fleet, is responsible
for this act of justice. He learned the
complaints of the workers to be wrll
fount ed, and be relieved the admiral,
Verkoovsky from, his pleasaut berth a
commandant at Spanisiiburg and trans
ferred hint to the Siberian port of Vladi
The German Kaiser Mollified.
London. March 4 A Ilerlin dispatch
says that the emjeror, mollified by more
recent representations from his mother
and grandmother, has tinder considera
tion tbe withdrawal of the orders sent last
week to Alsace-Lorraine for increased
stringency on the froutier. That the order
was i retaliation for the ill -treatment of
the Empress Frederick there is no doubt.
Shot at a Mau and Killed a Wwuian.
St. Loris, March 4. Mi&s Mary Boh a,
of 132J Nortu Tenth street, was shot and
fatally woucded while passing iu front if
a sakou kept by Michael Schwab at 1.013
O'Fullon street, Monday night. The ball
struck her in the left eye and is lodged iu
her hraiu. IJ wa fired from a revolver in
the bunds of John Schultz, and was -
teudei for Lis brother-in-law, Michael
Schwib, wit a whom be was quarreling.
The Kerry Base Ball War.
St. Louis. March 4. An attempt was
made here yesterday iu the interest of the
American a -aociation by President Voa
Der .he to arrest Mark Baldwin for con
spire y.- Baldwin is here signing Associ
ation players for the League. Von Dcr
Abe and his secretary demanded a war
rant 1 1 the prosecuting attorney against
Baldviu, which was refused.on the ground
hat the case could not be made out.
We have jast received the first shipment of oar new stock of
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ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with -J. T. Sea
worthy, 1716 feeoood Avenue.
JACKSON k HCKST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Hock Island
National Bank Building. Rock Inland. IU
a. 9. SWSZKET. c. L. WA LKIa.
SWEENEY k WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Pace in Bengston's rlock. Rock Island. III.
MtEMRY k McEXlRl',
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
security, make collections. Reference. Mitch
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THE DAILY AltbCS.
P0R SALE EVERY EVENING at Cramptoc's
vtw Stand. Pve cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD k BUTLER,
n RADT'ATES OP THE ONTARIO VETE RNA-
r cotlepe, Veternarj Physicians and Borgeoo.
OAcet Tlndall's Uverr stable; Residence : Of er
Asters Bakery, market so, bats.
WM, 0, KULP, 0, 0, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms H. tT, n and 29,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. LA.
We ax the Xanufaotunra.
Do sot fail to get aa Estimate Before Contracting.
J.DIHIFEE G COLIP'Y.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
TArtll- TrOrt-Mrl Til
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AvrDQ,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
t3f Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaint
JVC. E. MURRInT
Choice Family Groceries'
Cor. Third avenoe and Twrotj-first St.. Rv H
patnnagsoUcibed? Groceries) that wUl b sold at lowest Uvtrf pric e. A soar
Cfceaa farms for sale or rwt: land fur stock
ranakkoa, colonies or fovestnrau.
Writ tn J if hb
uuuy raiuips JO.
The Ore at French Remedy
and Monthly Irrefvlariues. ,
Ladies ci-L Dc a Periodica! Pv J
France; naraateed fc aco"!'"" w4
Claimed for them. To be use- 1"B,ivl
box. W perboi or litres '
Pill Pm. iUw.1. nmnrtoUm. !'' ,J
reaaiBSbtli obtained of Ot Ksdrrt.
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