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THifi ABtiUtt. SATUKUAY, AUGUST 8, 1891.
The Veterans Nearly All Go
EKD OF THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY.
The Mrrting a Great Kkknh from Si a it
to Finish, and Everybody Satisfied
I with Detroit's HospltaUty-rClosiua; Sea
I itlon at Beeeher Hall Much Misc4
' laneona Business Transacted The New
t Commander AwtararJ the Garel Conn
' ell of Administration &lMted A Kirk
Against Amrriutniim Over in Wiadsur.
Detroit, Aug. 8. Th "Silver" encamp
nent is over und the Teteraas are nearly
all en rouys to their homes. On every
Tiand it is nffreed that it was the most
successful of the4sventy-five years series,
and the Detroit committee, besides having
its native modesty imperiled by the eu
coniums tbut have been bestowed upon it,
is perfectly satisfied with itself as it
contemplates the result of its work.
And it has a right to be. The hole
programme, from start to finish, has been
carried out without a hitch. The pro
gramme itself was something to be prond
of and the fact that it was executed to
perfectly adds to the feelinR of com
placency with which the co'iimittee and,
in fact, every Detroiter, looks back on the
events of the week.
"Old Probs" Kid Himself Proud.
The clerk :f the weather has been with
ns also, lie setnis to have laid himself
out to do his liest for the oid soldiers.
"While on Monday iiis;ht. there were por
tents in the sky of a depressing dampness
for Tuesday, that important day was
about as perfect as could have been de
sired. So it has been all week one fiue
day followed another and enabled the
visitors to extract the hist particle of en
joyment ont of their contiuued holiday.
They embraced the opportunity with
igor similar to that with which they
breasted the billows of rebellion thirty
years ao, and saw everything in sight.
Jlow many meetings of comrades in t.ru;B
who had not seen each other for twenty
five years took place will never ie known,
and those known would require columns
to relate. Hut the encampment was a
great success and that was what the boys
were here for.
Lat Session of the Kncampment.
The encampment met in its closing ses
sion yesterday with another full attend
ance of delegates. It was a day of reports,
the first at hand being that on the Locan
and .-heridan monument funds The for
mer was closed, there ln.-in ?o.i.iXPU collect
ed. The Sheridan fund has reached $."0.
00(1. A report on the Grand Army memo
rial hall to )e located at Decatur, 111.,
announced that the progress was satisfac
tory. Au aikerse report was made on the
request of the Sons of Veterans for closer
connection v. ilh the Grand Army. The
rules were amended so as to jierniit posts
to change th"ir location on a two-thirds
vote to that tflect by the iuetuher, hut a
proposition ! permit the clectiou of de
partment ollicers iu December wxs de
feated. A Question of riigitiility.
The attempt to change the rule so as
to make eligible to memliership those who
did not bear arms voluntarily against the
government was defeated. The per capita
tax was reduced to 2 cents. The next
thing in order was the installation of the
new officers, which was jerformed ac
cording to the ritual, the retiring com
mander-in-chief and his successor making
brief s eeches. The committees on the
deaths of Sherman, Porter, Hamlin ai d
Devens reported appropriate resolutions
which were adopted by a standing vo'..
A proposition to appropriate jf.".(KK) for a
monument t- I)r Stojilienson, founder of
the order, was laid on the table.
END OF THE GATHERING.
The Final Rap of the t.avel Incidents of
the last lkay.
A great msss of miscellaneous business
was disposed of during the session, the
last tiein? the adopt ion of t lie usual vote
of thanks to the citizens for their hospital
ity, and other complimentary resolutions,
and then the new commander's gavel fll
for the last time this year and the twenty
fifth national encampment G. A. K. was
at an end.
The new commander's Crst general or
der was Usue J yesterday. It simply ac
cepts the trust imposed upon him, with
the hope that the work of the order may
be promoted by his administration; states
that the appointment of stall oflicers wiil
be announced in future order and di
rects all communications to the adjutant
fteneral to lie addressed until further no
tice to Kutland, Vt.
The ('otim-H of Administration.
The council of administration met yes
terday morning nud transacted some
routine business. The annual salaries an I
expenses were voted the same as last year,
and appropriation was made for keeping
in repair the cottage at Mount McGregor.
The following are the westeru members of
the new council: Colorado and Wyoming,
John Ii. Cooke, Greely; Idaho, George I
Shoup, Salmon City; Illinois, II. S. Dei
trich. Chicago; Indiana, Charles H. Mty
erhoff, Evansville; Iowa. L. 15. Haymonil,
Hampton; Kansas, J. D. IJarber, Girard;
Michigan, V. Graves, Adrian: Missouri,
J. B. Milner, Springfield; Montnna. Pat
rick F. Fisk, Helena: Nebraska, John 1L
Khrhardt, Canton; New Mexico, Philip
Mothersit, Eugle: North Dakota, IV. II.
"Winchester; Onio, Ed S. Grant, Middle
port; South Dakota. E. V. Caldwell,
riioux Falls; Wisonsiu, K. A. Shores,
The Woman' Relief Corps.
The Woman's Helief corps convention
was occupied with commit tee reports. Ofli
cers were ehrted as follows: National
president, Mrs. Sue A. Sanders, Delaware,
Ills.; senior vice president, Margaret K.
Wiggins, Sabatha, Kan.; junior vice pres
ident, Mary Lyle Reynolds, Covingtou,
Ky.; treasurer. Amelia A. Cheney, Ie
troit, Mich.; Chaplain, Miss Clara liar
Yeazey'it Remark on Retiring.
When General Veazcy turned over his
oflice to his successor yesterday he said:
"It is now my privilege and pleasure and
duty to present you your commission,
and, iu doing it, I desire you will take
with it my best wishes, as I am sure you
have the liest wishes of not only the repre
sentative comrades of the Grand Army of
the Republic, but of the entire body
throughout the length and breadth of
the land for a successful administration,
filled with pleasure aud prosperity." Ap
plause. The Flag of the Grand Arm;,
, At this point Colonel Veaxey handed
psptala J?jiliaer the flag and proceeded
"I-yiow Lanl you the, new flag of tha
"Grand Army of the : Republic cheers.
We have marched under the old flag now
for a quarter of a century and it is so
worn -that :t is not safe to use it any
longer, and c n the silver anniversory of our
order this ne w one has been obtained. I
give it into your hands, to be guarded as
for twenty-fi years the old one has been
guarded by your predecessors. 1 am sure
it will be saf j in your hands, because be
hind you v ill be 500,000 men who will
stand by you and by this flag." Cheers.
Commander Palmer's Response.
. In response the new commander-in-chief
add: ''Comrades, let me briefly say I ac
cept this offic e with a heart of gratitude
to the comra les who have chosen me for
this high position, and I hope that when I
have reached the end of my term of oflice
1 may leave ks clean a record behind me
as the comra le who has served you dur
iug the past year." Cheers.
Rapidly Breaking Ranks.
About the only festive feature of the
day was a tr. p on the river taken by the
delegates to the encampment. It was an
enjoyable ride. The visitors in general
spent the time in visiting resorts in the
vicinity of the city, and leaving the city,
mostly the littter. The trains were all
crowded with veterans going home, and
by this morning there were only a few of
the tens of thousands who came here dur
ing the first of the week in the city.
Too Much "Americanism."
Detuoit, Aug. 8. Great excitement pre
vailed in W.udsor, Canada, last evening.
Citizens wtio have a leaning toward
American principles and government dec
orated their places of business in honor of
the G. A. R. celebration in this city. Min
ister of Militia Caron was telegraphed by
Windsor loyalists who were wrathy be
cause Canadians made so much of what they
termed "d cl Americanism" and requested
that he instruct the authorities at Wind
sor to remove decorations, flags, etc. This
order was telegraphed to Windsor and
the aid of th.? Essex county lusileers had
to bd called upon. When the Wiudsor
Americans saw that the law was impera
tive and the;, must obey, the flags were re
moved, but not until several squabbles, in
wiiich stones, etc., were hurled.
Johnny ;oe Marching Home.
Giiand R..ril)S, Mich., Aug. 8. Mer
riam post, U. A. R., of Meriden, Conn.,
are the guesis of the city. They arrived
last night, v ere welcomed by a salute of
twenty-one (. tins and received by the city
officials. sta;e militia, local G. A. Ii.
posts, two b ass bands and several thou
sand citizens. They were escorted to the
hotels aud thence to a campfire where
Governor "N inans. Mayor I'hl and Gen
eral Rutherford delivered welcoming M
dresses, witl responses by Mayor l'nge, of
Meriden, aui Mavor Dwiuht, of Hartford.
How They Like It iu Louisiana.
New Okliass. Aiy. s.. The action of
the Grand Army encampment on the race
question has created considerable stir
among the w hite members of the order
here. No action, however, will be taken
until the delegates return, but Grand
Army men here are strongly in favor of
the four white posts .Joseph A. Mower,
No. 1: T. O. Howe, No. 3: Abraham Lin
coln. No. 4, i.ud Custer No. 5, giviuit up
their charters. They say the other foi-r
white posts will follow. They will th'n
form social i rsanizations to which no one
but whites may lie elected.
Not for the Men in Gray.
St. Loi is-. Aug. 8 tieorge E. Dalton,
who was elected at Detroit general of the
society known as the "Comrades of the
Rattle Field " said yesterday that the state
ment disseminated from Detroit to the
effect that the organization included both
the blue and the gray was inisleadim..
aud that Union soldiers only were eligible
WRECK NEAR HOMER, ILLS.
Wabash Initio Collide, Kill a Tramp
and Wound ix Other I'rrsons.
ST. Eons. An.;. S. Shortly after mi l
night yesterday east-bound vestibule train
N'o. 4- on "lie Wabash railway, which
hauls the New York ami liost on sleeper,
struck a fast freight train which was pull
ing in on a switch at Homer, Ills , l.arliy
d imaging tl e passenger engine, mail ar.d
evpress cars Four curs of grain iu the
freight train were also wrecked.
The Roll of I iifortunateK.
The following trainmen were injured:
Engineer Frank Clark, seriously scalded
anil bruiser; Fireman Henry Opel, se
verely cut al)Ut the head. Express Messen
ger H. (i. Ilaumgardner. of Ta.vlorvtile.
seriously: Jlail Mes-enrer A. S. Man
ning, of Toledo. O.: Louis Gerke. of Fort
War,e. Inc.: C. M. Compton. of Kings
bury. Ills. A tramp named Daniel Feeley,
who was Me iling a ride on the mail car,
Onre O it. Ah Sin Must Stay Out.
Washington. Aa;. s. Acting Secre
tary Nettlet in has refused to permit tha
re-entry inM the I'nited States of Cim
Chung Cut. a former resident of Newark,
X. J., basing his action on an opinion of
the Riiprem-i court in the case of "Watt
Shing. who under similar circumstances
was debar -ed from re-enterinu this
country, the court declaring that "no la
borers of to it race shall hereafter be per
mitted to enter the United States or even
ret urn after having departed that coun
try; though they may have previously re
sided there rnd have left with a view of
A World's fourth of duly.
New Yont . Aug. S. A movement, has
been set on foot by a number of the Sons
of the Revo tit ion looking to the making
of discovery day, Oct. 11. the '"Fourth of
July" for the world. For the purpose a
meeting has lieen arranged in Independence
hall, Philadelphia, this year, on Oct. 11. At
that time th; "Human Freedom League"
will lie organized aud an address to ail
peoples of i he world will be adopted.
Among tbore suggesting drafts of this
address is J. C. Redpath, L. L. D., of
Thrratened by a Prairie Fire.
Blunt, S. D., Aug. 8. The mercury
was at 100 in the shade Thursday and the
wind blew a fearful gale. About noon
the east-boi nd freight engine fired the
prairie wesi of this city aud the entire
population turned out to fight the flames,
which were traveling north to the grain
fields of Sully county. The train hands
lent assistance, and by strenuous efforts
the fire was placed under controL
Overflow of the River Yarra.
Sav Francisco, Aug. 8. The Alameda
brings particulars of the overflow of the
banks of the river Yarra at Melbourne,
Australia. Over a thousand families
were rendere d homeless and there is much
sickness and fever among them. The
damage earned by the flood amounted to
TliEASUKU IN PERIL
The Millions in Uncle Sam's
A TEAMFS RATHEB FISHY STORY.
Bold Scheme to Make a Raid on the Gov
ernment's Silver and Gold Related
Text of a Letter Signed by the "King of
the Tramp" Officials Not Losing Any
Sleep Over the Matter Some Pointers
for Enterprising Burglars.
"Washington, Aug. 8. The treasury
department has received a letter which
discloses an alleged scheme to rob the
treasury vaults. Such a robbery would
be an enterprise that would cap tbe'erimi
nal calendar, as there are "bar'ls" of cash
in those vaults. It would go "echoing
down the corridors of time" as the cham
pion burglary, aud if the robbers got
away safely and stayed there each of
them would be a veritable Monte Christo.
A raid, however, would be of very doubt
ful success and probably the only plan
that would have the least show would be
that of tunneling. There is no fee at
tached to this pointer to the gentry who
sometimes devote a skill and genius to
the capture of the risky rewards of ras
cality that turned into honest chauuels
would make millionaires of them.
The Screed of the Informer.
The text of the letters is given below.
It is addressed as follows: "Written for
the U. S. Treasury department, Washing
ton, I). C. An Intended Kaid on the Treas
ury Duilding by Negroes and ltelacreant
Whites Head of Department, Hon. C.
Foster Esq.," and then proceeds: "I've
just been made aware of a plot by a des
perate southerner of distinguished family
and rebel record, inadvertly upou my
promise of secrecy about the same, con
cerning a contemplated raid and lootiug
of the U. S. treasury some time next Au
gust. The way 1 U'came cognizant of the
affair. 1 was asked to arm , up what des
peradoes or tramps 1 could, so as tn lie on
hand at such time which afterward I was
to lie informed of.
Gives the ".Modus 0Hrandus."
''Their modus ocrandus is to arrive in
Washington a few days previous to the
contemplated raid, ostensibly as excur
sionists 'ueath the cognomen of Fraternal
Societies, eic, get on au hgh dtbatich
which would tax your police powers to
their extent, and in theheichtof theme
lee fire diverse parts of the city away from
Gov buildings so as to create a diversion
in emprai, ti.us in the midst of such ex
citement under the cover of darkness a
well armed Isidy of Plunderers are to
overawe the meagre force at the command
of the government, and by the explosions
of dynamite bombs add confusion to the
already Choat ic programme and iu the
midst t hereot carry off the plunder to a
craft or crafts on the Potomac or in spe
cial convoy by wagon or rail to the coast.
Very Considerate of Him.
"Then the revelers are to disperse and re
ceive from appointed agcutj afterward
then-ward of their daring. Per Sethe
majority of the concourse are not to lie let
into the secret of the attempt, but are to
lie brought there under recreation aus
pices or Fraternal Micieties by a Free
ride at the expense of the Wealthy orig
inator of the Plot. I thought it liehooved
me to acquaint you of the same iu conse
quence of the already great draft made on
your depart ment in consequence of recent
"I have, dear sir, the Honor to be yours.
"I. K. 0IU:s i'F.Mro. Chancer. Lock."
The OtHcials Not Alarmed.
The letter is written on a large sheet
of brown mauilla paper, in pencil in a
fair hand. It was received July and
referred to the captain of the watch.
Treasury officials treat the matter lightly
as there is always a large force of well
armed guards on duty, and the city police
force is always within ready summous.
The treasury vaults are secure enough to
withstand any ordinary attack, even if
admittance could be gained to the build
ing. A Good Midsummer Yarn.
Acting Secretary Neltletou said the
"Tramp"' letter was a good midsummer
y.iruinthe absence of anyt hiug. lietter.
Treasurer Nelieker said he was not afraid
the. treasury would be looteii in that way.
Captain Cobaugb, of the treasury watch,
said he had twenty-six men on duty day
and night, and it would be almost impos
sible for the king of the tramps or any
one else to carry out such a plau as sug
gested. Each of the twenty-six stations
is connc-ted by electric wire with the cn
tain's office, and each mau reports every
half hour during the tweuty-fonr hours.
A Hint to the Kine of Tramp.
To ail appearance the treasury building
is not very well protected, but the "King
of the Tramps." who kindly sent warning
of t'le proposed raid, ought to step inside
t he big building some night. Three men
are constantly patrolling the outside and
within are about twenty to twenty-two
more scattered in various parts of the
building, particularly in the neighborhood
of the treasure vaults. The watchmen
are armed, and armed to kill. If the king
does not think so he might inspect some
day at his leisure a dent about one inch
deep aud three inches in diameter.
How the llent Was Made.
One day one of 1 he watchmen dropped
his revolver on the floor. It was ex
ploded and the ball, passing between his
coat tails, merely glanced against the
wall and made the dent. The usur.l
weapon of the watchman is a 4Vcal i tier
revolver. At night about a dozen of these
may be seen lying about in convenient
positions, aDd in divers little armories are
lines three tiers deep of exact duplicates
of the revolvers. These armories are,
moreover, supplied with a number of
stacks of repeating Winchesters.
Ninety Thousand Hollar Kire In Iowa.
Clinton, la., Aug. Fire broke
out about, 8 o'clock Thursday
night in H. W. Farley's grist -and
lunilier mills located at Comanche, about
six miles from this city. The fire started
in the engine room of the grist mill, also
used as a shingle mill, and from there it
spread to surrounding lumber piles, dry
tdieds and barns, until the saw mill itself
was reached and totally destroyed. Be
sides both mills about 5,000,000 feet of
lumber was consumed, making a loss of
'J0, 000, covered by about WO.OOO insurance.
Ouecn Vic and the French Navee.
London, Aug. 8. Queen 'Victoria has
caused some surprise by her emphatic
command that the greatest honors shall
lie shown to the French naval visitors,
when they arrive at Portsmouth. It is
said that this is largely due to the queen's
recollection of her hospitable reception
during her stay at Grasse when a portion
of the French fleet remained in adjoining
waters as a naval guard of honor.
Women are not slow to
comprehend. They're . quick.
They're alive, and yet it was
a man who discovered the one
remedy for their peculiar ail
ments. The man was Dr. Pierce.
The discovery was his M Fa
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to delicate women.
Why go round " with one
foot in the grave," suffering in
silence misunderstood when
theie's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the guarantee
that . if you are disappointed
in any way in it, you can get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
woman's not trying it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt it.
Women are ripe for it.
They must have it. Think
of a prescription and nine out
of ten waiting for it. Carry
the news to them !
The seat of sick headache
is not in the brain. Regu
late the stomach and you
cure it. Dr. Pierce's Pellets
are the Little Regulators.
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