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THJtt AlUiUb. THUKSDAY." AUGUST s fl, 1891.
Exciting Time in the Grand
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING DECIDED.
MIm the Lincoln, Xeb.,
with. Joy Onljr to Give
i nee (aX
Thein a Terrible Tall Commander-in-Chief
Veazey Advocate. Separate de
partment, for Colored Veta, ami the
Judge Advocate General Iiifierc with
. Him Statintica of (he Order Krilliaiit
Firework. IH.play Note, and Int-t-dcntH
Petkoit, Aug. 8.-The matter of prin
cipal Interest in the meeting yesterday of
the national encampment was the commander-in-chief's
report, and the prelim
was very quickly
Lad called the
meeting to order.
was full, the ere
tee reporting tot;
mat t-iieci, auu J
that there were
chair there was KX-t;ov. alckk.
loud applause. Cheers greeted the ap
pearance cf ex-President Hayes, Gov
ernor Hoviy, ex-Governor Alger, ex
Governor Ogleshy, and other j.riiii
inent members of the order, and the senti
ment in a sung given by a quartette that
there would 1 no fusion between the blue
and the gray was vociferously cheered.
The f olor Line in the Order.
As Commander-in-Chief Yeazey's ad
dress as a whole' was the thing in which
interest was centered, so what he had to
nay on the question brought up from
Louisiana andfississippi as to the sep
aration of white aud negro posts was the
central feature of the adilress, and it was
Homething of a surprise. For he took the
side of the whites in the controversy.
Ilriefly he said that after a patient inves
tigation he had come t(the conclusion
that it would be for the best interests of
the order to establfsh in such southern
states as desired it a double jurisdiction
one of whites and one of negroes the de
partments to have concurrent authority
as to chartering new posts, but scpaiate
authority as to posts under each drpart
ment. He said that a majority of the
posts of both races were favorable to this
solution of the problem.
Other Points l the Address.
Referring to other matter.-. Colonel
Veazey recommended that congress !
asked to provide for the keeping in repair
of the McGregor cottage; al-othe enact
ment cf laws amending the statutes giv
ing preference to soidiers in the service of
the government. so as to recognize the idea
of service apart from discharge or disabil
ity. He said that the opinion of the coun
try was changing as to the disability pen
sion bill-of last congress, and the number
of those who thought it too lilieral grow
ing less: but he was sorry to say that con
press was hard to convince of the justice
of a service pension. A point that the
commander-in-chief elaborated was that
the work of the Grand Army was not done
while there were persons in this country
who still held that the doctrine of seces
sion was right, uud thut resistance to at
tempted coercion was not treason or re
bellion. Due.n't Agree with Veazey.
The judge advocate general lakes is.-ue
with Commander-in-Chief Ye.izey in
regard to t!.u color line question. He
liolds that the establishment of J.wo de
partments in the Mime territory would be
The surgeon jieueral reported that Pen
sion Commissioner liaum had provided a
statement to lite etlect that there was a
total of '3'J,3'.4 invalid soldiers' anil sol
fliers' widows tor ail wars on the rolls,
and that to pay the jieusions would cost
for the present yearcl 10.doo.000.
Adjutant General Gouldiug reported
the total membership of the order at 444.
807, which v.n reduced to an actual mem
bership of KUGi'7 by suspensions, etc
There are 7, 40!t pests. Deaths last year
were 5,U0, which was fifty-one more than
for the previous year. lie believed that
by careful selections of adjutant generals
and longer tenure of office the number
of members could lie increased to ithj.ixu.
Iteport ml Oilier Subject.
Quartermaster General Taylor reported
the total assets of the order ttt :J4,711.o:,
und Adjutant General Goulding's report
contained the information that itol.wiU
had been paid out during the past year
in charity ll(i,Kio more than the previ
ous year. 1 he judge advocate had de
cided during the year that any sort of
service in the rebel army acted as a bar to
membership iu the order, whether the
service was compulsory or not; that hos
pital nurses, chaplains of regiments never
musterecflnto service, and lieuteuauts of
the revenue marine service were ineligible
to membership, luitl that honorable dis
charge removes the stain of reported de
sert'on. In his address the commander-iu-cheif
paid tribute to the memory of those who
had been mustered out by death during
the year, including Sherman, I'orter,
Hamlin, Deveus, Tobiu aud others.
The Woman'. Kelief Corps.
The national Convention of the Wom
an's Kelief Corps met at the church of
Our i'ather, with Mrs. McHenry.f Uen
ison, la., iu the chair. She urged the mem
bers to continue their effort to have hos
pital nurses put on the jieusiou rolls.
There are 'Jfl.fKKl on the list and 18,000 of
whom nothing can so far be learned. The
secretary, Haunah Plimpton, reported a
total membership of 77, 77y, while owing
to delinquencies there had been a loss dur
ing the year of ll!,Ml.
POINTS FROM-THE. REPORTS.
Tribute, to Those M ho Have Keen Sum
4 - nioned by Heath.
Colonel Yeazey's address had touching
Allusions to the dead of the Grand Army
during the past year. "Iu the official cir
cle," he said, "Seuior Yice Commander-in-Chief
Kichard K. Tobin was the tirst to
answer the call. Then quickly followed
Past Commander-in-Chief Charles Deveus.
The period for the display of mourning it
honor of Comrade Devens had scarcely
passed before both the retired general of
Hie army and admiral of the navy, Sher
man nnd Porter, died on succeeding days.
Both Were comrades of the Graud Army
of the Republic. They had beeu through
their lon, careers in their country's serv
ice, even to the end of life, as close in tGeir
friendship as they had been devoted as
patriots i nd distinguished as commanders.
"Old 1 eromp" Wan Always Present.
"The great general had testified his ap
preciation of the order by his never failing
presence at every national encampment
for years. Now within the mouth an
other, ex Vice President Hamlin whom
the republic trusted and honored, whom
the comrades loved, and who faithfully
stood at the great Lincoln's elbow through
the four !ierce years of his administration,
has joinenl his chief on the battlements of
heaven. These splendid leaders have not
gone aloi e; .a numerous guard of com
rades, soldiers, sailors and marines of
every grade have gone with them."
The Trouble in Louisiana.
In closing his remarks on the color line
trouble in Louisiana and Mississippi,
Col. Yeazey said: "I have no policy to
urge other than such as will be for the
best interests of the order, and at the
same time protect the rights of all com
rades. I cannot be expected that any
plan will meet the approval of all com
rades directly interested. I regard the
subject as one of first importance, and in
voke your deliberate consideration and
bestjudgment in its disposition.''
The Jnctge Advocate General's View.
Upon t ie same subject the judge advo
cate general says, in opposing the idea of
a double iepartment iu the states named:
"The idea is coutrary to the usage and
universal understanding of the order hith
erto." ai. contrary to the letter and spirit
of the rej. illations. "If additional depart
ments iu states may be formed on lines of
color or i f birth, they may on lines of
H-rsinal following or persoual antipa
thies, or ipou disagreements of any kiud.
Hut without -adverting further to the ob
vious evi s likely to follow from establish
ing rival departments iu any state.it is
enough tbia it is very clear that the rules
and recti at ions do not provide for nor
warrant he establishment of but one de
partment in any state or territory."
Miould Help One Another.
The inspector general's report, after de
tailing tie condition. of the order, says !u
conclusion: "Our comrades iu the stronger
and more prosperous departments should
not be forgetful of the necessities of those
in weaker aud less favored territories, and
should assist aud encourage them in the
good wo-k whenever opportunity offers.
We shouid be especially interested in sus
taining our sister departments iu the
south, as their membership is largely com
posed of comrades who for reasou of fail
ing healt 1 have been compelled to secure
homes iii a warmer and more congenial
climate. As their numbers are not large,
their posts and departments are small and
recruiting difficult. They should be en
couraged by all. and especially by our na
tional oft cers.''
The coi imauder-in-chief after all reports
were in appointed a committee on re-olu-lious.
of which S. S. Burdetle, of the ue
partnient of the Potomac, is chairmnu.
The col r line question was referred M
a special ommittee consist ing of Merrill,
of M-is-ai husctts; Henderson, i f Pennsyl
vania; Ci nger. of Ohio; Luieliau. of New
Ha'lipshi -e. and Atkins, of Ohio.
WASHINGTON 15 A WINNER,
Hut Liliciiu Gives the ( apitul a Had Scare
An l.xeitiii3 Incident.
After t ie conclusion of the preliminary
business, reports, etc., the encampment
took recess until 3 p. m. When it reas
sembled it was generally thojight that
Washington had a "cinch" on the location
for next year's encampment. Her sup
porters h id lieeu betting all the morning
that not .i third of the delegates would
favor the capital of Nebraska, which was
the only rival in the field. In fact they
gave it o it that even the formality of a
ballot w mid be dispensed with. They
did not d 'peud entirely upon the oratory
of their advocates. Their invitation took
the form of an immense silver plate with
statues u: Thomas aud Farragut on the
sides, vignettes of the Capitol, Mount
Yernon and Arlington around the border,
aud the uvitation exquisitely engrossed
iu the center. The affair was inclosed in
aca-ket of satin and Knssiau leather,
locked with a key of solid g ild.
Line'ln Oepeuded on llloqucnce.
The we -stern men depended solely upon
argumeu s and the eloquence of their ad
vocates. Paul Yandervoort. of Nebraska,
set the bi ll rolling in behalf of Lincoln
aud urged that the gathering should be
htldouct, at least, at a point that was
easy of ai cess to the teus of thousands of
veterans n Kansas, Nebru-ka. Mnme-ntu,
Iowa, the D.ikotas, aud the west gener
ally. Governor Thayer. Post Commander
Kacs, of Minnesota, and Comrade Camp
liell, of Kansas. al-,o spoke earnestly and
at length iu behaif of Nebraska's capital.
General Burdette aud W. Pipes, of Wash
ington, lid the oratorical batteries in In
half of the national capital: Corooii.l
Tanner dweit upon its advantages, aud
Ldgar Allen, of Virginia came to its res
cue on behalf of the south.
Ieuiis lvania Make, a l.reak.
While the speechmaking was iu prog
ress the Pennsylvania delegation, whiih
early iu The day had been scheduled as
solid for Washington, asked leave to re
tire for consultation. This filled the
Washington people with alarm aud they
redoubled their buttonholing of the dele
gates on 1 he floor of the hall. Confusion
reigned supreme, the noiseof the gavel
wasdrowuediu the roar of voices, iuter
mingled with which were souuds of warm
disputing When the Pennsylvania dele
gation filed iu again it was with the ati
uouucemt ut that they had voted il to is
iu lavor of Lincoln and ht it had been
decided to enforce the unit rule iu lavor
of the will of the majority.
Lincoln Men Aie "Too Prevloua. '
Amid a scene of excitement unparalleled
iu the b i-t or y of encampments, the roll
was called, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wis
consin, and California aud other large
delegations voting for Lincoln, and when
the last state had been called t he tally
sheets apj arently showed a majority for
Lincoln. Paul Yandevoort jumped upon
a chair and rhouted. "The day is ours.'"
Thereupon President Oakley, of the Lin
coln board ot trade, and a dozen ot hers
tore off to the telegraph office to spread
the good tidings. Meanwhile the appar
ently defe ited delegates had been clamor
ing for a verification of the vote, aud
when this had been done it was found that
the thirty -six votes of New York had got
ten into the .vrong column, and the cor
reeled vo e stood: Washington, 3i; Lin
Adjourned in Coufuxior.
When 'lit corrected count was an
nounced the western men were for the
moment suinned, while the supporters of
Washington yelled themselves hoarse. In
the midst of the confusion an .adjourn
ment until this morning was taken.
Lincoln, of Washington, who was a
prominent candidate for commander-in-chief,
withdrew from the field yesterday.
There are no new developments in the
commander-in-chief fight, except that
General Buttertteld is beginning to look
like a "dark horse." 4
Caucused m the Negro Issue
A good many of the delegates caucused
last night on the negro question. Much
opposition was manifested toward the
proposition to authorize the creation of a
new provisional department for colored
comrades only. Leading delegates from
Ohio, Kansas, Yermont, Michigan, and
other states expressed themselves without
reserve as in favor of compelling while
posts to admit colored members.
THE PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY.
Fifty Thousand People Witness the Fire
works and Naval Battle.
Fifty thousand people gathered at Belle
Isle last night to see the fireworks. It was
an imposing spectacle. There were twelve
set pieces, occupying two hours in their
execution. The river was brilliantly il
luminated; twenty powerful monster
shells were fired by electricity simul
taneously from mortars off a barge. All
the other numbers were on fully as grand
a scale. Iu the concluding piece of Perry's
victory four barges, arranged to represent
men-of-war, were fitted with spars
and masts and manued by l(l" sail
ors in uniform, with a number of dum
mies. A perfect representation of that
famous lake fight was given; the mortars
throwing shells whose bnruing fuses pre
sented a brilliant effect. As the masts
were shot away the live sailors nbandoued
their vessels, then the magazines explod
ed, hurling the dummies into the air, and
the ships sank. Commodore Perry was
seen leaving his sinking ship, and all as
real as art could make it. The grand finale
was a bouquet of 3,t"i rockets fired sim
ultaneously, and representing in grace
ful arrangement the national colors, red.
white and blue. The revenue cutters
pessenden aud Johnson took part in the
Notes of Hie Fncaiupmei:t.
Two gavels were presented to the commander-in-chief;
one to be used in keeping
order, made from wood of the flagstaff of
the fort that defended Detroit 1W years
ago, aud the other of silver, as a souvenir.
The presentations were made respectively
by Comrade Duffield, of Michigan, anil
Comrade Clarksou, of Nebraska.
The hall was beautifully, elaborately,
and appropriately decorated with flags,
festoons of the national colors and cover
ings of cream colored bunting, with ban
ners, seals of the states and territories,
eagles, flowers, and other devices.
The encampment did not occupy a tithe
of the solders present in the city. A.
large number of brigade and regimental
reunions were going on all day iu differ
ent parts of the city.
The exodus commenced last night and
special trains packed wit h wornout veter
ans were hourly leaving the ciiy.
The Sons of Yeternns held a business
meeting at ! a. m. yesterday. There was
a large attendance and the reports read
Were all encouraging as to the cotidit ion
of the order.
A pathetic incident, occurred Tuesday
night. As a Pittsburg post was tiling by
a veteran on the sidewalk asked if S. M.
Duvall was in the ratiks. He was. and
after a few minutes' ;onvers.-ui..u the two
found that they were brothers, who had
en!ited early iu the war aud never met
since until iast night.
The veterans have taken several r-j por
tunities to express their disapprobation of
the veto by Governor Winans of the bi,l
appropriating money to help Detroit- wel
come the soldiers. The governor is de
At the morning session ex-President
Hayes was baited by the sentry because
he had forgotten the password, and was
compelled to remain in the lobby until
General Alger came along and vouched
for him as a true and loyal ex-commauder-iu-chief.
Detkoit Mich , Aug. C .I' hn Pa'tner,
ot Alnmy, ,V link. wg elected com
nisuueTMn-ci.ier or me uri a Army on
second ballot of the natucil eucbiup
THE WORK OF FIENDS.
Terrible Trent ment of an Heiress by Her
Step-Mother and Ot tiers.
Mi it'NT Ci:vki Ph., Aug fi Mrs.
Hose Slieshin-kie was arrested here Tues
day, and this developed a most horrible
story. There has been living with her
Amelia, a step-dauiihter. a young woman
of twenty-five. Amelia's father died when
she was H years old, leaving her a large
s'ripof land worth many thousands of
dollars. Since then Mrs. Sheshiuskie and
her two brothers have lieeu working to
secure the property. 1 her made the girl
go out and pick up coal and beat her every
uigui. .-sue mane several attempts to es
cape. Vor many months she had not l- n
seen till Tuesday, when the citizens of the
town started out to senrch for her.
In a foul cellar iu the Polish part of the
town they found the girl. She was locked
in the house, a raving maniac, heggirg
every one net to kill her. The only cloth
ing she had on w as made of an old salt
bag. and on her neck were found several
large red scars, made by the stepmother,
who burned tile girl iu many places with
a red-hot poker. Evidence has been se
cured to prove that the woman aud her
brothers have tried to poison the girl,
whose property is now said to lie worth
f.Vi.unn Mrs. Sheshinskie was held in
The Kecords at liase Itall.
CllK Aiio, Aug. ti. league s ores at the
national game yesterday were: At Xew
York New York, 8: Cleveland. 7. At
Philadelphia Philadelphia, !: Chicago, l.
At IJoston Boston, 4: Cincinnati.!. At
Brooklyn Brooklyn. 0: Pittsburg. 7.
Association: At Columbus Columbus,
f; Wasbiugtou. 4. At Louisville Boston,
5: Louisville. 4. At St. Louis St. Louis,
3; Athletic, 4. At Cincinnati Cincinnati,
fc; Baltimore. 5.
Western: At Miuueapolis Minneapolis,
8; Denver. 2.
Itaceg at Chicago.
CuiCAfiO, Aug. 0. At Hawthorne yes
terday the following horses won the
money: Zantippa, mile, 1 : ir,J4'; Mira
beau, 1 mile 70 yards, 1:50; Cornie Buck
ingham, mile, 1:03; Charlie Ford,
mile. iiUS'-j; Bob Thomas, lj.; miles over
At Garfield park. Xsva C, mile,
1:2?; McGinty, 1 mile, 1:42 Y; Julius
Sax, mile, 1:15: Ernest Race, 1 mile 70
yards, 1:43; Umatilla, j mile, U:56j.
LOXDOJJ, Aug. 6. The queen's speech
proroguing parliament was read first iu
the house of commons and later in the
bouse of lords by the lord high chancellor,
last evening. It is of the usual character,
and presents nothing new. Parliament
will reassemble Oct. Hi.
It was Ben Johnson, we be
lieve, who, when asked Mal
lock's question, " Is life worth
living ? " replied " That de
pends on the liver" And Ben
Johnson doubtless saw the
double point to the pun.
The liver active quick
life rosy, everything bright,
mountains of trouble melt like
mountains of snow.
The liver sluggish life dull,
everything blue, molehills of
worry rise into mountains of
anxiety, and as a result sick
headache, dizziness, constipa
tion. Two ways are open. Cure
permanently, or relieve tem
porarily. Take a pill and suf
fer, or take a pill and get well.
Shock the system by an over
dose, . or coax it by a mild,
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
are the mild means. They
work effectively, without pain,
and leave the system strong.
One, little, sugar-coated pel
let is enough, although a
whole vial costs but 25 cents.
Mild, gentle, soothing and
healing is Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. OiIy 50 cents.
$100' And Upwards
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