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)L. XL. NO. 284.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1892.
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Of the Great Veterans' Gather
ing at Washington.
ENCAMPMENT ADJOURNS SINE DIE.
Welssert Succeed. Palmer as Commander
In-Chief Sketch of the New Read of the
Order Revolution Adopted Brilliant
Reception at the Pension Department
Addresses by Morton and Palmer The
Boys Join in the Chorus of "Rally Round
the Flag" Numerous Corps Reunions.
Washington:, Sept. 23. There was only
one important piece of business to attend
to when the national encampment met yes
terday, and that was the election of a
commander-in-chief to succeed Palmer.
And this work had been facilitated by a
general agreement on the part of the candi
dates to let the honor go to Captain A. G.
Weissert, of Wisconsin. So that when the
question was reached the election was
made almost by acclamationn, only a few
votes being cast for each of the other can
didates. Weissert is a Western man from
Sketch of the New Commander.
He was Iwrn at Canton, O., Aug. 17, 1844.
He attended the schools at Racine, Wis.,
the state, of his adoption. Being graduated
from the Racine high school he entered the
University of Michigan. He was distin
guished in his studies, and bore off the de
gree of LI. D. He was admitted to prac
tice in Wisconsin, and was winning fame at
the Milwaukee bar when the war broke out.
As soon as the tocsin sounded he enlisted in
the Kighth Wisconsin infantry, the I jve
Eagle" regiment of history, and shared its
fortunes till the battle of Nashville. There
he was grievously wounded, receiving a
bullet just over the knee which he still car
ries. Rejoined the Army on Crutches.
Convalescing sufficiently to rejoin his
regiment he did so on crutches. After four
years' gnllant service he was brevet ted cap
tain from the date of the battle of Lake
Chicol, Ark., June 6, 1SC4, for meritori
ous service in that fight, and at the battle
of Nashville on the 15th of December fol
lowing, and for extraordinary bravery
throughout the Red river expedition. He
refused the tender of a West Point cadet
ship by reason of his wound. He joined
the Grand Army of the Republic at Madi
son. Wis., in lNta;, and has filled creditably
every position from comrade and officer of
the day up to department commander.
Other Officers Klected.
Continuing the election of officers the en
campment selected the following: R. H.
Wartield. of San Francisco, senior vice
commander: Peter B. Avers, of Delaware,
junior vice commander: Dr. W. C. Weyl,
of Danbury, Conn., surgeon general:
Ixjwell, chaplaiu-in-chief. The question of
priority of departments was referred to a
new committee. A projosition to deny
past grand officers the privileges of
life memliership was overwhelming
ly defeated. Commit tees on resolutions on
the deaths of General Barnum, of New
York, and Adjutant General McClelland,
of Pennsylvania were applauded.
Loving Cup for lien. Alger.
A handsome silver loving cup was presen
ted by memtiers of the organization to Gen.
Alger, who responded felicitously. Resolu
tions were adopted asking for a law giving
alive terans the precedence in appointments
now given only to those disabled; com
mending Palmer's order forbiding G. A.
R. men marching under the Confederate
flag; declining as inexpedient any expres
sions as to nn. oien or close Sunday World's
fair; asking the publication of a census of
veterans and t heir addresses; asking con
gress to provide a monument for the private
soldiers of the army; asking that a United
Suites flag float from Fort Suinter,. the
same as at other army posts.
The Kneampnient Adjourns.
Resolutions of thanks were adopted to
the citizens of Washington for their gen-
erous hospitality; to the ex-commander-in-chief
carried with three cheers. The new !
officers were then installed, and the
commander, in reply to a question, said he
could only name one of his staff at this time
K. B. Gray, of Milwaukee, to le adjutant
general. Comrade Gray was inducted into
oflice. The new commander then assumed
charge, and declared the twenty-sixth na
tional encampment adjourned sine die.
PENSION OFFICE RECEPTION.
Capital Social and Official Life Welcome
The series of entertainments provided for
the visitors to Washington during 'Grand
Army week" reached a climax last night
in the reception tendered by the citizens
committee to the members of the national
encampment in the "pension bureau build
ing. The affair reached the dimensions
and dignity in a special sense of an inau
gural ball. The walla of the court were
decorated with much taste, still the effect
being agreeably striking. Altogether the
reception was limited to the members of
the national encampment and the ladies
accompanying them. The court was filled
by a crowd of 4.000 or 5,000 people, includ
ing people prominent in official and social
life at the capita.
Rang "Rally Round the Flag."
The committee in charge of the reception
had provided an elaborate programme for
the evening, includiug music by the Marine
band and the choral society. It closed
with the recitation of "The Star Spangled
Banner" by Mr. Charles H. Hanford, the
distinguished Washington tragedian; a
handkerchief salute to the flag by the en
tire audience, while the Iand played "Rally
Round the Flag" and the singing of the
ode by Mme. Pauliue Maina, the audience
joining in the chorus. The effect was
electrical and a thrill of deepest emotion
swept through the mass of humanity.
District Commissioner Douglass then in
troduced Vice President Morton, after ex
pressing regret for the enforced absence of
President Harrison. Mr. Morton was re
ceived with most generous applause.
The Vice President'. Welcome.
He said that it was a pleasant duty to ex
tend and express to "you, the official repre
sentatives of the great and patriotic order,
the natural successor of the armies of the
republic that during the dark hours of the
nation's trial followed our glorious flag un
til it waved in triumph in every state, with
no star effaced, words of greeting and of
welcome. This I do on behalf of all the
citizens of the national capital, and more
especially for the executive and other com
mittees, to the members of which so much
is due for the abundant success that has
crowned their every effort." With a warm
compliment to the local management for
their success Mr. Morton closed as follows:.
"As you and your comrades marched down
the Avenue the hundreds of thousands gath
ered to witness your steady movement
shouted acclaim and rejoiced in your tri
umph. Tonight I simply make feeble echo
of their welcome and hearty greeting. "
Response of the Commander.
The response was made by Commander
Palmer, who said he spoke for a class of
men "none more resolute in adversity, none
more brave in danger, and none more mag
nanimous in victory. The soldier is some
times charged with egotism. It is a par
donable egotism, I am sure, which causes
him to contemplate the dangers and vicis
situdes through which he passed with so
much service to his country. Xay, may I
not say with so much credit to himself."
After a tribute to the achievements of the
soldier and a reference to the lesson of
patriotism taught by these festivals he add
ed: "And the man who stands ready to
give his life for his country in time of
peril can safely be trusted in time of peace,
I care not to what party he belongs."
Thanks to the Local Committee.
The commander then expressed for him
self and comrades thanks to the local com
mittee for the royal manner in which they
had performed their difficult task. Re
publics, he said, were not ungrateful no
country had done so well for her defenders
as the United States and as further evi
denceof the gratitude of the people "they
select to preside over the affairs of the na
tion one who, with his comrades, stood
ready to give his life for the preservation
of the Union. And speaking out of the
depths of my own heart, and voicing the
sentiments and feelings of every comrade,
regardless of party, we pray that He who
ruleth armies and nations will grant to
him health, strength, fortitude and wisdom
to meet the perplexities anil responsibili
ties of his great office, and that the people
of the nation may say with one acclaim:
Well done, good and faithful servant; you
reflected honor on the name of the Ameri
can nation, and you were a credit to the
great order of which you are a member
the Grand Army of the Republic"
Other Brief Addreshe.
Palmer was vociferously cheered at his
appearance and when he sat down. These
two were the only speeches on the pro
gramme, but General Burdette called out
ex-President Hayes, Postmaster General
Wanamaker, and Secretary of State Foster,
all of whom briefly expressed their pleasure
at being present, paid a tribute to the valor
and services of the Grand Army.aiid wished
the visitors a safe return to their re
siective homes. After refreshments had
lieen received the entertainment closed with
a promenade concert by the Marine Kind.
Clara Itartnn Receives.
Second only in the size of the crowd to
the affair at the pension office was the re
ception given by Miss Clara Barton at the
historic old mansion at the corner of Sev
enteenth and F streets, used as headquar
ters for the Red Cross. The reception was
by invitation, and was given in honor of
the survivors of the war and td the various
organizations of patriotic women. For
three hours the old house was crowded to
every nook and corner with many persons
of prominence in official and Grand Army
circles. Secretaries Xoble and Rusk rep
resented the cabinet.
The Michigan ladies gave a reception
last night at F.Iks' hall to the G. A. R.
comrades. Judge Harlan and others made
REUNIONS OF ARMY CORPS.
The Boys Gather to Talk Over Their Kx
The army of the James held its reunion
in the Grant tent yesterday. Major James
Reve called the meeting to order and Sena
tor Hawley. of Connecticut, was made chair
man. Generals Guy V. Hendley, Patter
son, Stratton. Cecil, Clay, Captain B. B.
Chamlerlain and others made brief ad
The Thirteenth army corps held a very
successful reunion in Meade tent. Ad
dresses were made by General George A.
Clark, General Cyrus Bussey, Captain
Frank Swigert and others.
Comrade J. C. Burgen called the reunion
of the Xinteenth corps to order in the
Thomas tent. Generals Duncan S.
Walker, S. W. Greeley. J. .1. Reynolds, and
J. W. McMillan.of the Twenty-first Indianp.:
The reunion of the Fifteenth army corps
in the Sherman tent was a grand "succe .
General Green B. Raum. presided. ien
eral Thomas Ewing, General G. M, Dod
and others nwule addresses. The presence
of Mrs. General Logan and a party of lady
f riends. added great ly to the success of the
Army of the Tennessee
There w;-.s "standing rpaninly" at ti e
first re::nio:i of the """"j'tff, the army
of tii Tennessee in Crr.i: tent. On the
platform was a (HstitiguisBLdL'gatheri!
It included Secretaries JfSi
Rusk and Xoble: General 0
IxeneraJ t.ree.n 15. Kiram, M.rs.' John A
Igau, her son ami daughter: tlie wife, of
General ilovevand the widowgW if. Generals
Hazen and i'wing. General Charles K
Hovey, of the irst division, Fifteeh army
corps, presid- d: (iet.eral George W. Clark
was vice ch..-t:;.. : iid Benjamin F. Chase,
Secretary. T'le exercises oonsMMed of ad
dresses of welcome, songs, the election of
officers and "lusic by an orchestra. Offi
cers were elected as follows: President,
General O. O. Howard; secretarj. General
George W. Clark, with vice preSdants for
each corps. f .
The Only Living CommandeaV
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wucnu noKsni, me oniy living com
mander of the Army of the Tennessee, then
suurawu me garnering. Aaortjftses were
made in behalf of the Thirteenth com. bv
Colonel Asa Matthews, first comptrrfler of
the treasury; for the Fiftentcofps by
uenerai vireen a. rtaum: tor the Sixteenth
corps by General E. A. Carr, arid for the
oevenieemu corps oy Ueneral Jeremiah M,
Rusk. An address to the cavalry corps was
made by Secretary Xoble, and after short
speeches by old officers of the Army of
the Tennessee and, musical exercises the
Vnlon Veteran, at Business.
General Emery presided at the business
session of the V mon eteran's meeting
yesterday. General Robinson submitted
the report of the committee on credentials
in which it was resolved that a committee
of five members be appointed to confer with
a committee of the Union Verterans leidn
with a view of ccmsolidating the two "or
ganizations; adopted. The committee will
make a report, at the next annual encamp
ment. The fill report was adopted. Tba
election of officers for the ensuing year
was taken up and Commander-in-Chief
loder was unanimously re-elected.
Death of Pngilist Frank Glover.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Frank Glover, tha
well-known pugilist.died at the home of hi
mother here yesterday of consumption.
Mrs. Harrison Some Better.
Washington', Sept. 23. Mrs. Harrison
was considerably better yesterday, and for
the first time in many weeks the president
haa dared to hope for her recovery. Ever
since she reached the White House she haa
continued to improve. She declares now
she is perfectly contented. She takes great
interest in the encampment festivities, and
is especially anxious that her illness shalL
not detract from the pleasure of the vis
itors. Banded to Apply the Torch.
Xsw York, Sept. 23. Hyman D. Bueg
leisen, a sewing machine dealer at 503 Broad
way, Williamsburg, yesterday made oath
that a gang of Poles and Russians in that
locality had banded to make money by '
burning buildings. On his statements Mor
ris Schozoholy, Charles Solomon, and Jo
seph Cogn were arrested and held in the
Lee avenue court for examination. Bueg
leisen's affidavit is very startling in its da
tails. The Interstate Commerce Case,
Chicago, Sept. 23. Judge Gresham yes
terday took under advisement the inter
state commerce cases, which have been on
hearing before him for three days. The
attorneys for both sides will, however,
submit additional authorities, and a decis
ion will protutbly not be rendered for some
More Money Wanted for the Fair.
Chicago. Sept 23. The executive com
mittee of the local directory of the Colum
bian exposition yesterday issued a pros
pectus announcing that subscription books'
would be open from Oct 1 to Oct. 15 for
$4,000,000 of the registered debenture bonds'
of the World's Columbian exposition. The
bonds will bear 6 per cent, interest.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Sent. 23. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four boor
from S p. ra. yesterday: For Indiana and Illi
noisFair weather, except showers on Lake
Michigan: southerly winds. For Michigan
Occasional rains; southeasterly winds. Fot
Wisconsin Fair weather, except showers in
eastern and northern portions; warmer in ex
treme northern portions; westerly winds. For
Iowa Continued warm, fair weather; south
erly winds. anaVai .
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Following- were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat September, opened
73c, closed "4c; October, opened 73$c closed
7ic; I k-cemtxT, ocned TSTc, closed 77iic
Corn September, opened 5l4t closed 4.Tc?
October, opened and closed 4Sis May,
opened and closed 4140.. OHts September,
opined 3v;'', closed SJc; October, opened
Site, closed SJci May, opened 36jc closed
37 c l'ork September, opened $10,121-,
closed 5111.15; October opened and closed
$10.15: January. opened $11.85, closed
$11,871. Lard September, opened and
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active and Arm: packers and shippers bay
ing; prices were quoted about 6&
10c higher; sales ranced at $4.1034.80 pigs.
$5.00t?t.:.55 light, $4.W.35.15 rough packing,
$5.0OTi.5.6O mixed, and $5 .3035.741 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. ,
Market Moderately active, -on local and
shipping account, and feeling rather dull;
54j.l(ic lower; quotations ranged at $5.10
&5.40 choice to extra shipping steers, .$41
6.ti good to choice do, $4.HkA5 fair to good,
$3,503-4.00 common to medium do. $3.4(tg2UM
butchers'' steers, j2.5tr..3.15 stockers, $1.75fft
3.00 Texas steers, S.T.VUjS range steers, $3aj
4&3.HO feeders. S1.7.Vi3.l cows, $2.00&3jS bulla,
and $2.25Q.5J5 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active: prices on
changed; quotations ranged at $4.Wtm..V per
100 lbs western, $3.505.15 natives, $3jS(3,4.3)
Texas, and $3.uj&5.o lambs.
Butter Fancy separator, 8i4&25c; fine
creameries, 21&c; dairies, fancy, fresh. 20
2c: packing stock, fresh, 1313ic. Eggs
Strictly fresh stock, 19c per dox, loss off; ice
house stock. lTHrSlc, Live poultry Hens.
Ksc per lb; spring chickens, HHc; roosters,
6c; ducks, 9c; spring ducks, lojc; turkeys,
lsc: geese. $4.0O&7.00 per duz. . Potatoes
Minnesota Early Ohios. 53&5fic per bo; Wis
consin Rose and Hebrons, 55&ijoc; Michigan
Hebrons. 55fUlc Sweet potatoes Jersey,
$2.75SjAU0 per bbl: Baltimore, $2.UU3.25. Ap
ples Green, $2.5t!&3.U per bbl; common, 75c
J1J25; Duchess, $3.ut&3.S0.
Nkw York, Sept. 22.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter cash, 7tc; Oc
tober, 79Hc; November, 8094c: December,
K9c; January, 83?uc. Corn So. 2 mixed
cash, 53ie; September, 53c bid; October.
53uc; November, 54c Oats No. 2 mixed
cash, yoSjc: .September, 3tfjc; October, 37-;
November, 3ssc Kye Nominal; t536i67c in
car lots. Eu-ley Neglected. Fork Dull;
mess. $11.00 & 11.50. Lard Steady: Septem
ber, $7.76; October, $7.73.
Live Stock: Cattle Market weak, but no
trading in beeves: dressed beef, dull; native
sides, 7si$c per lb. Sheep and Lambs -Sheep,
slow bat steady; lambs, weak and 6c per lb
lower; sheep, $4.U0&55 per 100 lbs: lambs. S5J0O
&7.00. Hogs Market firm; live hogs, $5.40
per luu lo.
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