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bland Daily Argu
VOL. XL. NO. 280.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1892.
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WELCOME TO VETS.
Washington Dresses Herself in
IN H0N0K OF THE BOTS IN BLUE.
The Capital City Never So Klaborately
Iecorated and Prepared for Illumina
tion Description of the Adornment of
the Department Huildings Devices In
Klectric Lights That Will Make the
Town Beautiful at Night The Model of
the Kearsarge The Old Soldier Begin
the Exercises One Day Ahead Opening
Proceedings of the Encampment.
Svashixgtox, Sept. 19. Washington is In
gala dress in honor of her guests, and barring
the resulting havoc of always possible rains
und winds, the city will present during the
G. A. R. encampment a more attractive ap
appcarance than ever before in its history.
j2 .?35?J0"n Jy Edison.
chairman of the lo
cal committee of ar
cally completed all
the numerous de
tails of his work Sat
urday night. Speak
ing of it he said he
felt gratified that
the work of the com
mittee had been so
thorough, and he
was assured by all
hands that matters
would move along
ington," said he.
never looked more beautiful than now, was
never in a more healthful condition, and the
sanitary arrangements made for the various
camps are pronounced by old soldiers and
medical men to be as near perfection as pos
sible." "Old Olory" is Everywhere.
The first thing to attract the attention
of the Grand Army visitors is the waving
stars and stripes. No matter which way
they move the glorious emblem of the
United States and bunting of all colors
meet their eyes. The decorations all over
the city are elalorate and atristic, business
houses and private dwellings leing well
ornamented. The government buildings,
however, show the most prominent speci
mens of the decorators' art. The state, war
and navy buildings are elaborately deco
rated with the national flag arranged in
many artistic ways. The executive man
sion is handsomely decorated. From the
roof of the porte cochere hang festoons of
bunting, while from the shield in the
centre, red. white und Hue. streamers are
drawn to the liases of the supporting pillars,
on each of which is a shield bearing the em
blem of one of the army corps. Over the
main doorway hangs a large painting of a
G. A. R. badge surrounded by flags. In the
east room the curtains have been replaced
by United States flags, the presidential
Hirt raits remaining undecorated.
Treasury and Interior ISuilriing.
The numerous granite columns of the
treasury look very bright, each being
wrapped with a large United States flag.
Each apex of the cornices liears a military
device outlined in electric lights and at
either entrance stands a column draped in
the national colors. The department of
justice is prettily decorated, numerous" flags
being festooned on its front. The marble
exterior of the interior department forms
an imposing background for the decora
tions. The designs for the interior are
unique. A design, the idea of Appointment
Clerk Tanner, greets the eye as one enters
the door. On the wall opposite the en
trance is a portrait of Secretary Noble, the
center piece. Just al)ove it is a star, the
insignia of the rank of brigadier general,
while In-low it is a large vase containing
bright bunches of golden rod.
In John WuiiHiiiaker's Domain.
The postoftiee department in anticipation
of a large uumlier of visitors, principally
jHjstmasters throughout the country who
served under the stars and stripes, has
prepared a pleasant reception for them in
the form of decorations. On the F street
side of the building are flags and streamers
and iu the centre is a likeness of President
Lincoln, with pictures of Generals Grant
and Sherman on either side. The Seventh
street side of the building is similarly
adorned, with the portrait of General
Ijogan, while over on the E treet entrance
the likeness of General Sheridan is enfolded
in the national colors. Nearly all the
rooms on the main floor have undergone a
change and the bright colors present a
striking contrast to the usual work-a-day
appearance aliout the building.
The Two Reviewing Stands.
The president's stand is located on Penn
sylvania avenne directly in front of the
treasury department. It is handsomely
decorated and will accommodate 500. The
staud of Commander-in-Chief Palmer is in
front of the war department. Across the
streets traversing Pennsylvania avenue are
long lines of flags in the center of which is
a shield learing the name and coat of arms
of one of the states. The river front is
rolled in flags and pennants.
WILL GLOW WITH ILLUMINATION.
Vnique Features of the Night Display
(rami Array Place.
One of the most important features of the
decorations will lie the illumination of
Pennsylvania avenue. At intervals have
been placed skeletons of the corps badges
and other familiar emblems, accompanied
by the names of prominent battles and dis
tingu ished soldiers and sailors. These will
flash out with all the brilliance of incan
descent lights, a display unique in its con
ception and extent. One of these is an im
mense G. A. R. badge, which stands on the
corner of the treasury grounds at the head
of the avenue and will be visible its entire
length from the Capitol. The central place
of interest to the visiting veterans is Grand
Army Place. Here are located the regi
mental, brigade, division and corps tents,
where the old soldiers may most readily
find their associates in that time of peril
which they experienced together. Here
also are the larger tents in which the vari
ous corps' reunions will be held, Thomas,
Meade, Sherman, Sheridan and Grant.
Reproduction of the Kearsarge.
1 tion of the Kearsarge as she steamed out
of Cherbourg harbor to do I tattle with the
Alabama, and this point will be the scene
of many a pleasant, stirring reunion during
the week. In the center of the oval stands
a flag tower surmounted by a staff from
the top of which, at a height of 160 feet,
floats a garrison standard. Surrounding
the base of the tower is a stand capable of
holding 1,500 people, upon which the dedi
catory exercises took place today. Directly
opposite the eastern end of Grand Army
Place stands Albaugh's Opera house, where
the sessions of the grand encampment
proper will be held. The inside of the opera
house is a blaze of color rich, not garish.
Decoration of the Opera House.
The balconies are hung with broad widths
of garnet plush, profusely embroidered
and silver fringed, festooned in graceful
folds and alternating in the folds with
drapery of brown silk. Over and behind
the gas fixtures are set pieces representing
armorial trophies in steel highly polished
and reflecting the light from spear and hel
met. At intervals a silken banner inter
twined wit h the drapery drops an insinua
tion of the presence of the stars and stripes
and adds a dash of brilliant color to the
more subdued effects. The lioxes are
draped and decorated in similar manner
and flags are hung in their rear.
Hrilliant with Hunting Outside.
The walls are decorated with bunting,
flags and shields, but in a most artistic
manner. Over the top of the stage is a
mass of flags and shields, and from this as
a focal point radiate a dozen broad
streamers beneath the ceiling to the
opposite walls, making stripes of red and
blue against the ceiling. The exterior of
the building is festooned and flagged in a
most elaliorate manner, flags of all nations
hanging'from the windows and bands of
bunting bespangling the walls.
THE BOYS LOST NO TIME.
Encampment Opened Practically One Day
Although the programme arranged for
gathering had no date on it earlier than to
day the encampment was in visible presence
yesterday. It was old soldiers" day in the
churches, while the streets resounded con
stantly with the tread of hosts seeking from
the arriving stations their various places of
entertainment. Comrades m large numliers
already in quarters sought the religious serv
ices which in many cases were arranged apro
Ios to the occasion. Ex-chaplains occupied
a nuinlHTof pulpits, among the following:
Reverend H. Payne, Ocean Grove, X. J.,
chaplain of the grand encampment, preached
last night at Covenant Presbyterian church,
where President Harrison attends service.
In the morning S. J. Nichols, of St. Iouis,
conducted a service attended in a body by
Ransom post of that city.
Itegan Holiday Campfire.
Rev. D. R. Lucas. I). D.. of Indianapolis,
the youngest chaplain in the army, preached
at Garfield Memorial church; Rev. G. A.
Cressey, of Wisconsin, at Calvary Baptist
A chaplain's campfire was held at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Congre
gational church under the direction of Rev.
W. H. Gotwald, chaplain of thedeiHirtment
of the Potomac G. A. R. A choir of twenty
seven voices from the Metropolitan M. E.
church furnished the music, including sev
eral hvmns and "America." Chaplains W.
H. Gotwald, T. II. York. J. H. Bradford,
W. E. Parsons. D. I)., and O. P. Brown,
took part. Iast evening at Foundry M. E.
church another campfire was held. Gov
ernor Ira J. Chase, of Indiana, ex-chaplain
and ex-department commander, preached
last night at Garfield Memorial church.
Visited Points of Historic Ilenown.
During the day the river resorts, espec
ially Mount Vernon, were the points of at
traction for thousands and thousands of
visitors. Frank P. lilair ost. of St. Louis,
went to Quantico, within eye-shot of Ac
quia creek, the base of operations against
Fredericksburg, passing Gilslioro Point,
the distractions that were placed in the
river to Hock the Merriniac, Piscataway
creek; Whitestone Point, whence the Brit
ish fleet was fired on: Craney island, Indian
Head, Deep Point, Stoney Point; Cockpit
Point, the former location of the Confed
erate liatteries, and Occoquan creek, into
which Hull Run empties.
Kx-overnors Who Will Attend.
Acceptance of the invitation to attend the
encampment extended by the citizens' com
mittee have been received from the following
war governors: Ex-Governors Curt in. of
Pennsylvania: Pierjiont, of West Virginia;
Sprague, of Rhode Island; Fletcher of M is
souri, Crawford, of Kansas, and Stone, of
Pirst Days Proceedings.
The veterans were abroad bright and
early today to carry out the programme of
the day. At S a. m. the model of the Kear
sorge was manned by sailors ami presented
an interesting picture; at 10 a. m. the Ixiys
had "lined upv for the parade preceding the
dedication of Grand Army Place. Tho
parade was a good c;:;e. but of course
nothing to what, the grand parade will be
It w ;.s ivvicwed by Vice President Morton
and oth'.T oiTiciaLs. The dedicatory cere
nioaies followed at Grand Army Pine con
sisting of prayer, singing patriotic stings
ami addresses by the rice president and
I-tter Doing of the Day.
At 2 p. us. the dep.r.tmcnt commanders
and ljoai'i of din-cu-rs of the National
Woman's ISc'.Iff corps met. At 5 p. iu. the
National IVi:c:? winners at the Oma.ua
encainpnn i t. ive a drill. The coun
cil of administration will meet at 7; camp
fires of Sheridan post and reunion of the
Twelfth, Fourteenth and Twenty-second
corjis and quartermasters at 8, and at 8:W
a reception to the W. K. C, Ladies of the
G. A. R. and other organizations of pal.i
otic women will be given by the ladies of
the department of the Potomac, headed by
Mrs. John A. Logan.
Two Vets Camp on the Other Shore.
The day was quite warm, and some of the
older, weaker comrades felt the effects of
the heat. One of the visitors was fatally
stricken while marching with his post
General E. I). Baker, No. 8, of Philadelphia.
John Kruger fainted and sustained a con
cussion of the brain which caused his death
in a few minutes. A telegram from New
London, Conn., announces the finding of
the body of a member of Post 7, of Boston,
who was en route to this city and probably
LONG ISLANDERS LOOSE AGAIN.
Three Drowned at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. By the capsizing of a
rowboat in the lake, near the foot of Six
teenth street yesterday, three persons were
drowned. It is learned that one of them
was Joseph Zeller, a car repairer, whose
home was in this city. The other two
were Emil Steinke and Zeller's 2-year-old
Isllp and Ilabylon Natives Declare War
on 11 re Island.
New YoitK, Sept. 19. The only feature
of the cholera situation is the tenewed ex
citement on Long Island at Islip and Baby
lon. The natives there have given the
authorities three days to vacate Fire Island!
as to cholera refugees, which time ends to
day. Governor Flower has instructed the
authorities to deal' not leniently with
any lmg Islanders who interferes. The
Wyoming cabin passengers were landed on
Fire Island yesterday without trouble. The
steerage passengers from the Norman ilia
and Rugia were taken to Sandy Hook and
went into camp. There was one new case
of cholera at quarantine, and none either in
this city or Brooklyn.
More Suspected Cases.
Lateu. A man djed on a boat in North
river of suspected cholera late last night.
John J. Knox, fireman on the Allan line
steamer State of Nevada, complained of di
arrhoea yesterday, and was found dead
on deck hist evening. The Nevada was not
distanced at quarantine. She was from
Glasgow, and all well ujion arrivaL
INFERNAL MACHINE FOR FLOWER.
A Case That the Police Think la a Newt
New York, Sept. 19. Some days ago
Governor Flower received a letter telling
him that he would receive an infernal ma
chine and warning him to look out for it.
According when on Thursday the governor
received a mysterious liox he sent it to the
police headquarters where it was opened
and found that it contained nearly a pound
of giant powder fixed so it would go oft
upon opening the box. The police believe
it a put-up job of some newspaper to create
October 21 is a legal holiday.
Ross Ward, for a bet of rode down
the lake's Peak railway (9 miles) on a to
boggan in ll 't minutes.
In a collision on the Lehigh Valley rail
way Anderson Brown, engineer' of one of
the trains, was killed and Henry Rustay,
fireman,lwas fatally hurt. Other trainmen
were severely injured and Mr. and Mrs. N.
P. Shurt, of Oneonta, Mich., slightly hurt.
David A. McKinley, consul general to
Hawaii, brother of Governor McKinley, has
died of iiralysis at San Francisco.
Four children of Mrs. Ekenach, of Mis
souri Valley, la., were burned to death in a
fire started by a gasoline stove,
John S. Johnson, of Minneapolis, on a
kite-shaied track did the half mile on a
wheel in 0:.Vli.
City Assessor William P. Thompson, of
Camden, N. J., was accidentally locked up
in one of the vaults iu the city hall, and
stayed there four hours. When taken out
he was nearly dead from suffocation.
Charles Ruskins. a Yale student, was
proluibly fatally injured while playing foot
ball at Omaha. His brother was killed last
year in the arae manner.
Sullivan and Corbett sparred three
rounds at New York at a benefit for the
dethroned monarch of the sluggers. Dur
ing the bout the crowd got an idea of why
John L. was licked.
A long-standing feud between Peter Rich
ardson and Hiram Featherstone, of Mis
souri, has been closed at Bonne Terre.
The two men met there and shot each other
Seven men were killed and twenty-one
wounded by the explosion of the boiler in
Force & Dickinson's stave mill at Staples,
Judge Blodgett told a Washington news
paper man that he would retire from the
bench at the beginning of the coming
A Ixindon solicitor is in this country to
consult American claimants to the cele
brated Jennens estate, which amounts in
value to about 100,000,000. "Bleak House'
was based on this terrible case of English,
Gov. Flower is said to have given the na
tional Democratic committee his check for
At St. Joseph, Mo., an elevator platform
cut off the head of James Holland, eleva'O.'
Dr. H. Watson, a prominent Cicinnati
physician, went to bed in his usual condi
tion and got up next morning entirely
blind, and it seems permanently so.
The Democratic plurality in Arkansas is
Maine Legislature: Senate Republicans
30, Democrats 1; last legislature, 4 Demo
crats. House Republicans 109, Democrats
42; Republican increase 8.
The Welch Tinplate Industry.
London, Sept. 19. The council of the
Tinplate Workers association assembled
at Swansea have resolved to sic-jid their
readiness to do all in their pj-.vi r to main
tain the Welsh tinplate industry. Tey
have instructed their executive committee
to confer with the masters as to the best
means of insuring the prosperity of their
About Bread making, after au. Tber can
tell a GOOD HAKIM1 POWDKK
without the scientific aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a upreme Analyst, or
Should be tested. Jos aa any other cook
ie r -'. by actual naa. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
- the Cost of the otact kioas.
Can form an opuuon of their own.
Get a can of Climax ftom your Oroear
act conviDO J