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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. ZLni. HO. 278.
ROCK ISLAKD, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1S95.
IN LINE ONCE MORE
Again the Boys in Blue March to
TAB ADE CHEERED BY A MULTITUDE
Oration OlTrn Commander-in-Chief Law
ltr Some Notable People Who Were on
the ltrvif-n-ing Stand Grand Campflre
at Night at Which 4,00 Old Soldiers Are
l'ri-m-nt Henri Wattemon Lets the Eagle
Interne In I1U Welcome.
I.visviLLE, Sept. 13. Yesterday at the
G. A. U. ticaiiipini iit was "tho day we
celiOirate." There Is no doubt about that.
It has Imx-ii tliu Ktment every encampment
the lny of the puradu was Tho day.
The old soldiers, many of them grizzled
and gray, travel hundreds, and sometimes
thousands, of miles for the privilege of
marching for an hour or so to tho "music
of the Union." Tho fact that there was
going to be and was a new feature in
yesterday's parade, brought thousands to
luUville who would not otherwise have
eome. That new feature waa that ex
Confitlerati.'S would do a big portion of
the cheering of the line ns it marched.
I'rofMion Moved on Time.
A feature that was not looked for but
was a feature nevertheless, was that tho
procession started on time to the minute.
The prcvsMon was headed by inemljera of
the Louisville Jygioti and tho civilian
t'oiaiaittees which have hail charge of tho
iirraiipiiieuts, and immediately after
these was Columbia Post, of Chicago,
ocorting Commander-in-chief Luwlvr.
When the white caps of tho escorting
Columbia Post loomed up the multitudes
on the platforms and along the strcots
upem-d the chorus of cheers for Cam
luamlcr Lawlcr and kept up the cheering
As the posts of the diltereiit departments
passed the stands and street inter sections.
Viewed by Haifa Million 1'eople.
Tho parade was witncss-d by &H,000
people, who lined tile sidewalks, windows
unit roofs along the line of march. In ac
cordance witli the resolution adopted last
year by the council of administration the
route of march was limited to twenty-six
Kquarcs, or a distance of two miles und a
(piarier, comphiints having Ixvu made
that the routes heretofore chosen were too
long for the veterans, who are yearly get
ting more feeble and less able to stand It
long march in the heat of t lie day. The
early morning trains from interior points
of the state, as well as from Indiana, Illi
nois and Ohio, brought tens of thousands
of spectators, and these, added to the hun
dreds of thousands already in the city,
n Hide the cent nil streets well-high impassa
ble. Ample Milice anragetnt-lits, however,
had Nt'ii made, the roadway over which
the parade was to pass had liecn ruod off
anil altogether the arrangements for the
jinMT movement of the parade were ad
On the Ilevianlng Stand.
When the commander in -chief reached
the front, of the reviewing stand ho and
his stall dropxil out of line and took their
positions on the stand. With the com
mander on the stand were: Senior Vice
Commander ltnrvlili.-M. tiovurnor Brown,
and Commander Kuirchild. of the Loyal
legion. Among the prominent people on
the stand were J. Wnrren Keifer, rx
ppciikc r of the house of n presentatlvs
mid last senior commander; (General
ticorge O. Heel, ex -governor of Oklaho
ma and suiH-riiitciKteiit of the national
soldiers' home at Marion, 1ml. ; I). It.
Henderson, of Iowa; Corporal Tanner,
(-x-couimi.ssioner of (icnsions; tiencral .1.
11. Henderson, past department command
er of Indiana; Colonel W. W. Dudley, es
commissioner of pensions and past com
mander of Indiana; W. II. llolloway, Indl
nnnMilis; Captain Frank Palmer, ex-puii-lic
printer. Chicago, and Justice John M.
Harlan, of Washington.
Kesidcs then.' were numerous ladies and
rx-eommanders, while in the parade were:
K-t-tiovernor CaniplH-11, of Ohio; cx-Post-jnaster
N-xtmi, of Chica-xo; lieneral H. S.
Clare. 1). 1. C, of Mattoon; Major K. A.
Jllodgetf, of Chicago; Major II. II. Mc
Dowell, of Pontiac, and Colonel Lt. K. Mo
l'hers in, all of Illinois.
WATTKIISOS AT A CAMPFIRE.
The Friend of the Star-Kyril ;olde Dors
Tho veter.ms closeil the day' doings
with campflres last night, tho most im
IKirtant of which was the one at tho Music
hall, which was attended by 4,000 old
soldiers. Tho campllre opened with
Marching Through Georgia," played, by
a military hind. Henry Watterson, edi
tor of the Louisville Courier Journal, then
made the welcome address in liehnlf of the
citizens committee. He spoke in piirt as
'Comrades, for under the star-fl.wcred
flag of the I'nion all who truly love it ore
comrades, in the name of the city and
talc I bid you the heartiest welcome. I
have liccit ill every state and territory of
the Union and 1 can truly say that I
never came away from uny one of them
where I had not found something to make
me proud of my country.
"lii t the dead past bury its dead. You
at least have no reasou to complain. You
gut away v it lias many of us as we got
away with you. The brave men who have
gone to heaven have long ago settled tho
account In-fore that court wlmre all Is
made right that so puzzles us here. God
reigns, and the government at Washlns
tonlivea. That should satisfy us ull. If
then- is any more lighting to tie done, let'
go and lick Kngland and take Canada;
let's go and lick rjiain and take Cuba;
let's go and lick creation, and make he
unsiK-ukahle Turk vote the American
ticket. Wo can doit. t-houMcr to shoulder,
with the world before us and Old Glory
nls.ve, who shall stop us?
"The monstrosity of slavery out of tho
Way; tho foulishaeM of secession out of
the way; the nation having actually had
Its new birth of freedom; what hut ignor
unce aiut prejudice 1 to hinder the stal
wart American In Minnesota from tak
ing the hand of the stalwart American in
Georgl.nind calling him brother?' Moth
came from a common origin good old
Anglo-Saxon and fscotch-Irish stork uud
are welded together by common Interest
and a common destiny.
"This is an occasion for rejoicing, for
merry-making; not for rcUection. If any
body thinks he's thinking, wake him he's
only dreaming. If anybody think he's
Sot Wvlwiuv. tic Idui. U there a dug
that tails to wag Ms tail tor Joy, suooi
him. We are glad to see you. We are
glad you came. Now that you have found
the way, come again and eome often. The
latch-string will always hang outside the
door, and the only password shall be, 'I
am an American citizen.' " Watterson
Was frequently interrupted during his
psrch by applause, and when he finished
flie building fairly shook with the cheeri
that were given for him.
Commander-in-Chief T. G. Lawler re
sponded. He said: "I want to say to
you that I accept your welcome. Not for
myself alone, bnt in tin; name of yuo.OOU
Grand Army men. You have given us a
royal and loyal welcome. 1 have been all
over the country during the hist year und
everywhere 1 went I met comrades who,
without exception. Were looking forward
to coining to this great gateway to the
south with pleasure. They wanted to lot
the boys of tfio south know that there was
no longer any north or south, but Unit all
are one and for old glory."
At the camp fire at Phoenix Hill park-,
Congressman Wulter Kvans presided.
The music and recitations were excellent.
Tho main nfldress of the evening was by
General Simon lloliver Iluckncr, the com
mander of the Confederates at Fort l)ou
aldson and elsewhere. General Buckner'g
speech was repeatedly and enthusiastic
ally cheered by the federal veterans. Gen
eral Buck iter had been in the parade dur
ing the day.
At the National park campflre the crowd
was equally large, the programme of music
and recitations being elaborate. John H.
Ix'tithers presided. Ciunpllrcs were held
ulsoat (-amps Caldwell und Welsingcr,
New Albany and JelTersonville. Receptions
were given the lady ollieersandMrs. Hirst,
ulso to General Lawlcr and others. Most
of the state departments of tho V. It. C.
held receptions last evening.
I'ltOSTKATIONS I'KOM THE IIKAT.
Cavalry Officer Has a Lee Broken by Ills
The thermometer stood at W in the
shade und tiicre Were a number of pros
trations from the heat, and a few acci
dents. The horse on which Captain C. K.
Nordstrom, of tlu Tenth United States
cavalry, was mountitl, slipped and fell,
pinning Captain Nord.it nun's left leg un
der him. The ambulaucj corps was
culled and Captnin Nordstrom was taken
to his home. I 'ion examination it was
found that his leg was bnikon. Lieuten
ant Colonel lieiknap in trying to mount
his horse wus kicked by the animal. which
suddenly turned upon him. He was
knocked to the ground, but his injuries
One of tho most serious cases of prostra
tion n the hospital Is that of William
Janecke, commander of the department of
Missouri; William Turner.of the Soldiers
home, at Day ton. was also scrioiady pros
trated. Other prostrations were: John
Thomas, member of a Michigan post, fell
und cut a deep gash in his htd; j. II.
Pereliell, vii-e adjutant of the deartiiiei:tl
of Missouri, fell from exhaustion; Will
iam K. GUI, vice commander of the de
partment of the l'otomac.froni exhaustion;
alto Henry I J. Owen, of the Philadelphia
Old (iuard;Colouel Gerthart.of Pittslmrg;
A. J. Dixon, of Dayton, K. S. Herbert, of
Many who were viewing the parade fell
from heat prostration and tho hospitals
are well II lied. The parade was over four
hours in passing a given point and tho
boys were marching over live hours. Bar
ring the awful explosion of the caisson of
the cannon that was to fire the sunrise sa
lute the parade was a great success.
FIVE DEAD IN A WRECK.
Two Trains Collide in Minuesota with Ter
ribly Fatal lleauHs.
ST. CLorn, Sept. 12. Two passenger
trains on the Great Northern railway cumo
together head on at Melby, both running
ut u high rate of spiked. The trains were
both badly wrecked and tho following
killed: J. K. Kmerson, St. Paul, engi
neer; James S. Thiebodo, St. Paul, lire
man; W. H. Kerihaw, St. Paul, express
messenger; K, T. Johuson, St. Paul, mail
clerk; Ira S. Haines, St. Pun), engineer.
The following were injured: Fred Bur
goync, St. Paul, brakcnmn.arm liroken and
leg scalded; S. D. Bctsner, Minneapolis,
express messenger, leg liroken Bnd eye in
jured; George Williams, St. Paul, marl
clerk, seriously injured internally; J. O.
Koscnquist. Atwater, mail clerk, injured
in back, not seriously: Wesley C. Itoliert,
bnikeman, hand hurt; Miss Mnrgn ret Al
lison. Mason, Wis., badly rut and bruised
over entire Imdy and back injured; V. M.
Curtis, Mason. Wis., arm. leg and face in
jured; Maurice O'Connor, St. Paul, muil
clerk, head and limlis injured; Chris Bag
low. Fergus Falls, intvrnaliy injured and
limbs hurt; W. H. Mohr. Saji Francisco,
head and hands injiirud: Steve Martin,
St rcator. Ills., head and limbs cut; Mrs.
John Husscll, Duluth, badly jarred and
OPENING DAY AT ATLANTA.
Some of the Features That Will Mark the
ATLANTA, Sept. M. The opening day of
the Cotton States ond International expo
sition Sept. 18 promises to be a tremendous
success. Atlanta is already filled with
strangers. Governors of half of a dozen
states will be present. There will be an
imposing military par.ule. and addresses
will be mode by distinguished gentlemen.
The opening oration will be delivered by
Judge Emery Speer. of Georgia. Business
houses will be closed from twelve until
four.and the whole city will go to tho park.
At night tho attractions will be theelec
tric fountain and Paine's pyrotechnic dis
play on the lake. Saturday the Sist will
lie Blue anil Gray War. and it Is expected
that 10O.iM people will enter the gates that
dav. Thousands of veterans from both
armies will attend.
Dropped the Word "Ancient."
CLEVELANP, Sept. 13. The supreme
court of Foresters took final action on the
question of changing the name of tho
order, and It now stands the Order of
Fonntcrs of America, The word "ancient"
was dropped because the organization is
American and America is not ancient.
Score In the Ball Field.
Chicago, Sept. lS.-vre on League
diamonds at base ball are as follows: At
Pittslmrg Cincinnati 2, Pittsburg B; at
Bultimore Brooklyn 3, Baltimore 2; at
New York Boston 5, New York ; at
Washington Philadelphia 4, Washing
Caisson Horror in the Streets at
&EVE3T MEN BLOWH TO ETERNITY.
Cain of Human Blood and Mangled Flesh
AH That Is Left at Some or the Victim
Frightful Iuciifrut of the Grand Army
Encampment Sixty-six Pounds of Cart
ridge itlow l In the Falls City Resi
Louisville, Sept. 12. By the explosion
of a caisson belonging to Battery A, of the
Kentucky artillery, at 5:30 o'clock yester
day morning, seven memlxTs of the com
pany were instantly killed and two were
wounded so badly thut their recovery is
djubtful. Battery A is one of the crack
military organization of tho state, and
the killed and injured except the colored
driver were connected with the first
families of Kentucky. The killed are:
Corporal Al Kobinson, Private Charles
Oestrich, Private Charles Woods, Private
McUride, Privute Hutchins, Private Haw.
aril Irwin and Driver William Adams
(colored). The wounded are: Fred Culm,
eyes uud face badly burned, and William
Literally Tom to Fragments.
The unfortunate militiamen who were
In charge of the gun and caisson were
literally torn to fragments. The mangled
b.xly of one man was found on the steps of
house ;W0 feet away. Limlw severed
from the body, jMirtions of humam re
mains and blood stained shreds of clothing
were scattered ull over tlio neighborhood.
Shuttered, disjointed legs and arms were
carried over three-story buildings. For
the moment following the explosion there
was an actual rain of human bood and
mangled human flesh. So utterly were
some of the bodies removed from the
semblance of human shape thut it was nec
essary to collect the bleeding fragments
with shovels and say, uftcr casting the un
recognizable mass into a receptacle. "This
v.'os a man."
liuar and a minding Flash.
The cause of the explosion has not yet
bi-en osxvrtained. The battery was just
starting from its cacampment for Phoenix
Hill, where it was intcniL-d to lire a sa
lute of forty-four guns. Ulie order to
march hud just lvn given by Captain
Castlemau. The men were all in their
places, when suddenly a fearful roar and
blinding Hash fold that sumethiug awful
hud liupiientil. The soldiers wifh the gun
never knew of the accident. To them
death came in horrible form before their
senses could realize what had In-fallen.
Privates Cohn mid Hobbs were found
some distance from the fragments that re
mained of the caisson. Cohn was in a fear
ful plight. The whole side of his face and
head had Iicch blown away, and that he
retained life was wonderful.
Madden lany a Louisville Ifouie.
The in cident has saddciiisd many u home
in Louisville and brought a deeply tragic
note into the celebrations being held in
honor of the Grand Army people. The
accident ix-curred on Broadway, liotween
Third and Fourth streets. All around
wen- the residences nf some of the best
known ieoph in Louisville. The streets
were almost deserted, owing' to the hour.
Had the explosion happened an hour later
the list of the killed aad injured would le
nppalling. The caisson which exploded
contained ixty-six jkiuiiiIs of powder in
cartridges, and the force of the concussion
was terrific. For many block around the
houses were shaken to their foundations
and hundreds of windows were blown to
DIM 1IM1KD liV HISIIOP FALLOWS.
One Man lint a Mass or Itaw Flesh Where
Fragments Were Founil
This description of the nffair wits given
by Bishop Samuel Fallows, of Chicago,
who is t lie gue.-t of W. K. Hall: "I whs
awakened by the explosion by being
shaken out of lied. I jumped up and ran
to the window, but could see nothing but
smoke. The remains of those killed were
charred beyond recognition, and one man
was but a mass of raw flesh. Three irf the
men lost anus and legs. All of the cloth
ing was torn from their bodies. One of
the bodies was found lying between the
street car tracks at Fourth and Broadway,
another by the side of a tns? box in front
of W. K. Hall's house at 310 West Broad
way. Still another was found by the side
of a telegraph pole twenty feet from the
corner of Fourth and Bnuulway.
ne was hurh d through a tn-c in 0-o.
B. Knstoti' yard and fell thmtign the
branches, striking the iron fence and
crushing it with the fon-e. Several branch
es were torn off the tn-c by the lunly as it
came through. An unknown negro, who
was p issinir opposite the cannon at the
tiwe, was hurh-d through the air by the
explosion to the top of this house, where
he struck with full force against t lie stone.
His leg was broken by the fall."
In the McMannoti residence several peo
ple were knocked down and others rnshed
Into the streets screaming that the end of
the world had come. A foot of one of the
victims was found in the back yard of this
house and a leg in the fmnt yard. The
door of another residence wo lilown nto
spinters and trees on the front lawn were
Governor John Young Brown, who was
stopping with Major George B. Easton.
was asleep in bed. The explosion stunned
him and it was some time before' he re
vived. Mrs. Kaston wus in the bathroom
at the time. Sho saw the flash and was
knocked off her feet by the explosion. She
Was badly stunned, but as soon as she was
brought around betran ministering to
Governor Brown. The unfortunate men
will be buried tomorrow with military
Malevolence is misery. It is the mind
' of satan, the great enemy, an outcast
from all joy and the opponent of all
goodness and hamMne. J. Hamilton.
Every tilrt la Her "Teens"
Needs at times s eafe and gentle
tonic to counterbalance the extra
; drains on the physical and nervous
system. Aoa-fhora ( omen s rriend).
'will cive health and freshness for
I weakness and pallor. Sold by T. II.
Thomas and Marshall & Fishor.
The Valkyrie Rcfasea to start In Today's
Sew York, Sept. 12. The big
crowd to see the third yacht race
today was disappointed when the
Valkyrie crossing the line was blank
eted by a pilot boat and hoisted the
signal giving op the race. It is
thought the action is taken on pur
pose to end the contest, as Lord
Dunraveu is not pleased with the
decision giving the second race to
The Defender sailed over the
Illinois Mine Examiners In Sessioa.
SPKlsiiFlKLU, Sept. 12 The state board
of mine examiners met here. J. M.
Browning, of Duquoin. was elected presi
dent, and B. Deshon. of Murphysboro, sec
retary. The annual examination for
6even state mine Inspectors is in progress
today. Tho board will hold examinations
for mine managers and hoisting engineers
at Peoria, Oct. ST, and East kit. Louis,
Hot llay at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept. 12. Yesterday was, with
one exception, the hottest this city has
known in the month of Septcmlier, far the
last twenty-live years. The mercury
showed V3 in the shade at 3 o'clock
Impure blood is the cause ef boils.
pimples and other eruptions. Hood's
Sarsaparilla purities the blood, and
cures these troubles.
A cream of tartar bakinc powder. Highest of
all in leavening trenetb. late at UniUd Btatt
(Mternmtnt Food Report.
RoTiL fit KINS fOYDEB CO.. 10 1 Wll KU. N.T
Austin Bidwell tells in grapnic
style of his million pound forgery
on the Bank of England, his
adventures as a fugitive in Spain
and Cuba, his capture, trial and
twenty years' confinement in
English prisons. This is one
of the most thrilling narratives
from real life ever written. We
shall print it in serial form and
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