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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 274.
HOCK ISLAND. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 188J
I Single Copies o Oeat
1 Par Week ISM OtM
is not as cheap as our FALL OVERCOATS
we are selling for
Worth $12.00 to $18.00.
We bought them cheap, and are going to sell
'em cheap and quick.
SAX&RCE, ROCK fSLAND, JLU
You can buy school suits almost at your own price. We must unload,
as we have bought too many goods for the room we have.
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
CLEMANM & SAIiMANN.
1525 and 1527
124 128 and 128
's Artistic Tailoring.
Tfcf Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order
stab Block Opposite Hariee House:
hiwxi in his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For W ashing Machine use.
WARNOCX & RALSTON.
Is Life Wnrth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cor you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper Bouse Pharmacy.
John Volk: & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
'-' w"-!r for hu'uer:.
Koubct. a iPeialty.
Opposite the Old stand. St- " roartb avenncs.
Boys in Blue Are Leaving the
ENCAMPMENT W0BK WELL ALONG!
"Jack" Adams, or Manachuetta, Chosen
Commander - In - Chief, With a Senior
Vice From Indiana and a Junior From
Texas The New Chiers Record ritts
Imrg Selected for Next Meeting The
Brilliant Pageantry Parade Incidents
ef the Reunion.
Isdianapolis, Sept. 7. The Grand Army
people will probably finish their business
and leave for home by this evening. Al
ready the jam at the Union station of peo
ple leaving has begun. Seven train loads
were taken out within half an hour with
out making a hole in the crowd. The en
campment proper shows a disposition to
rush through with its business rapidly.
The election of officers was brought up
yesterday, and the three following were
elected practically without opposition:
John J. 1$. Adams, of Massachusetts, com-mnnder-iu
chief; Colonel I. X. Walker, of
Indiana, senior vice commander; and J. C.
Bigger, of Texas, junior vice commander.
The new commander-in-chief, John J.
B. Adams or "Jack" Adams, as he is call
ed at home, is one of the most popular
veterans in New England. For years he
hs been identified with the Grand Army
as one of the mo-.t active and influential
members of the department of Massachu
setts. No considerable assembly of the
Grand Army is complete without him.
Above all things he has a record that any
man may be proud of. In 1861, before he
was 20 years of age, he enlisted as a private
in the battalion which became the nucleus
of the Nineteenth Massachusetts. He
served through the war, raising step by
step to the rank of captain. When not
disabled by wounds he participated .in
every march and in every battle of the
army of the Potomac in which his regi
ment took a part.
Seems To lie the Right Stuff.
At Fredericksburg he saved the regi
mental colors from capture after eight
color bearers kad been shot down. He
was severely wounded in the second day's
fight at Gettysburg, and a second time
before St. Petersburg, where he was cap
tured and suffered the horrors of a south
ern prison. Not infrequently the old
wounds took liiui to a bed of pain for days
at a time. He is a memlier of Lander
post, of Lynn., Mass., the second in mem
bership in the country. At the camp-fire
as well as at the council Comrade Adams
has no superior in New England. Noth
ing has been too good in Massachusetts
for Jack Adams and Jack in turn has met
the expectations of his supporters.
Congress Catches a Going Over.
Welcoming speeches at Tomlinson hall
were made by Governor Matthews for the
state, Mayor Sullivan for the city and
others, and the response by Commander
Weissert. The special committee on legis
lulion; made a report, in which it scored
both houses of congress for neglect of the
interests of the soldiers, especially with
reference to the law requiring service in
the army to be several points in favor of
an applicant for office. It was urged that
the Grand Army keep up the attack per
sistently and vigorously as the only man
ner in which success could le assured.
( uniiuaiwler Weissert' Report.
Commumler Weissert in his report re
viewed the progress of the order during
the past year and made appropriate al
lusion to the dent u during that time of two
illustrious comrades, Rutherford B. Hayes
and Benjamin F. Butler. He said the
Grand Army had lost by death last year
7,002, and the loss among veterans not
members was estimated at 7,500. The to
tal membership of the Grand Army of the
Republic is 443,554, of which 3!)7,223 are in
good standing; suspended, 41,061; by de
linquent reports, 4,070. The gain by mus
ter during the past year is 24,5)54. Regard
ing the policy of the pension bureau under
Locbren Weissert vigorously denounced
the suspension of a pension before a soldier
had been proved to be drawing the same
When the question of locating the next
encampment came up there was but one
applicant, and that was Pittsburg. It was
consequently chosen unanimously.
During the day the Woman Relief Corps
and tho Ladies of the Grand Army held
meetings and transacted a good deal of
CLIMAX OF THE FESTIVITIES.
The Pageantry Parade and What Was
Shown on the Floats.
Today the great pageantry parade took
place, and was seen by tens of thousands
notwithstanding that many of the visitors
had gone home. The railways had
brought into the city since the influx be
gan 200,000 strangers and they were still
coming yesterday. It was a brilliant
sight. The parade was opened and closed
by the Sons of Veterans, who also acted
as escort and banner carriers. All the
floats were enthusiastically cheered and
many of the cheers were not wholly for
the beauty of the groups, but because
some friend or relative, male or female,
was taking a part on the float.
Among the events shown were the fol
lowing: "Washington Crossing the Dela
ware," manned by members of the George
H. Thomas post, and in charge of Fred
erick Noelke; "Washington and Cornwal
lls at Yorktown," manned by members of
Sheridan post and Gresham camp. Sons of
Veterans, in charge of H. WIddener;
"Liberty Bell" and "Columbia," in charge
of I.. F. Bushman; "Bombardment of Fort
McIIenry," in charge of J. C. Gardner;
"Mexican War Period. Battle of Buena
Vista," in charge of Charles Krauss;
"Call to Arms by Lincoln and the Depar
ture oL Volunteers," manned by Chap
manJtest and in charge of A. Metzer;
"Cml War Battle Scene," manned by
German veterans and in charge of J. Keu
bacher. A feature of the parade that attracted
attention was the "Monitor and the Merrl
mac" in actiou.two floats; then came "Lin
coln and His CabinetVisiting General Grant
la Camp," manned by Gordon post and
in charge of George Wolf; "Care of the
Wounded An the Field and lonie," manned
by "George It. 1 nomas post ana in cnarge
cf W. Wiegel; "Leo's Surrender to Grant,"
manned by Ruckle post and in charge of
Charles Balke; "Peace and the Return of
Soldiers to Their Homes," manned by
Thomas post and in charge of B. Vonne
gut; "Memorial Day," in charge of R. G.
Harsheim; "Prosperity as a Consequence
Of Peace," in charge of O. H. Pflumm:
"Grand Army Badge," very large.
This ended tne display, and the throngs
which had watched its progress with th
liveliest pleasure, which was expressed In
marry ways, principally by cheers, dis
persed slowly and reluctantly, as If it
would like to see it all again.
MANY REUNIONS GOING ON.
The Veterans Receive Their Leaders With
While the encampment was busy with
the matters that had called it together the
soldiers who were not delegates were mak
ing up for lost time in the way of re
unions and meetings to hear their leaders
talk. One large gathering was held at
Armstrong park, where Governor McKin
ley spoke. A fee of 10 cents was charged
for admission, which was a surprise to the
vets, as it was the first time they had ever
paid to hear the speeches of comrades.
But they paid it and when it was an
nonnced that McKinlty had arrived there
was a scene of enthusiasm seldom wit
nessed, even at Grand Army meetings.
It seemed no longer to matter to the
congiegated people whether or not any
body else came. Shout after shout and
cheer after cheergreeted the Ohio governor
as soon as his face was seen. Several old
veterans expressed their determination to
carry Major McKinley from the temporary
stand to a larger edifice soaig distance
away, but McKinley stepped down spryly
from the creaking planks and with him
the whole gathering moved over the hill.
When the last place had been reached
three cheers were givsn and the major be
gan his speech. His address was a tribute
to the patriotism of those who left home in
18C1 to fight for the integrity of the Union.
The business of the Grand Army was the
permanency of the Union, and it would
tight therefor if every pension were taken
At ihe conclusion of the speech the gov
ernor was caught by the crowd, who, like
a gang of school boys, buffeted him about
with their affectionate handshaking and
holding him with them until tbe last min
ute. No other speeches followed and
gradually the crowd left the park. Gov
ernor McKinley expressed indignation and
regret when he learned that an admission
had leen charged and he had been made
nse of to further a private scheme.
Besides ibis meeting there many army
corps, brigaue and regimental reunions
and campfires without number, all fairly
well attended. There were such distin
guished speakers as Harrison, McKinley,
ex-Secretary Noble, ex-Secretary Rusk and
General W. H. Gibson, of Ohio.
Harrison's old regiment, the Seventieth,
with brigade associates, held forth at Ma
sonic ball in the morning. The hall was
crowded to its utmost. The association
elected Harrison president, and in return
ing thanks he made a brief speech, in the
course of which he said that free govern
ment was a success. "The people might
get off the line, but would wabble right
after awhile," as Lincoln had said. He
rejoiced that the flag now floated over the
school house, and now it should be brought
into every American house.
Among all these reunions there were
many touching and pathetic scenes, but
none more so than that at the gathering of
the Eleventh Indiana, General Lew Wal
lace's old regiment. The author of "Ben
Hur" tried to make a speech, but his feel
ings got the better of him and he broke
djwn in tears. There were about a hun
dred of the "beys" there and half of them
were crying also. When the lachrymose
scene had become painful somebody pro
posed three cheers for Wallace and they
were given in a way that raised the roof.
NEW STYLE OF ROBBERY.
Attempt to Hold I'p a Train by a Mounted
Arkansas Citt, Kan., Sept. 7 As the
northbound Santa Fe passenger train
pulled out of Orlando on the southern
boundary of the strip a man riding a horse
started out alongside the train. When
just outside of the town the train started
np a heavy grade, the horseman caught
up with the express car. He tried to get
in the door from the back of the horse.
The messenger realizing an attempt was
being made to rob the express car in a
novel manner opened fire on him.
The ground on which he was riding be
ing rough his horse, after stumbling sev
eral times, fell on his knees, throwing tho
would-be robber over his head. The ex
press messenger fired a parting shot at the
man on the ground. The shooting attrac
ted the attention of the passengers, who
filled the car windows with their heads
and two of them took shots at the reced
Proceedings in Congress In Brief.
Washington, Sept. 7. Cullom intro
duced in the senate a bill to repeal all
sinking fund acts. Voorhees had his res
olution for early sessions laid over for the
present. Morgan made a long speech on
his bill for a financial commission, and at
its conclusion Voorhees moved to take up
the regular order the repeal bilL It
would have been taken up anyhow in
seven minutes, but the vote was a pointer
and resulted in favor of the motion 37 to
21 the free silver men voting no. Stewart
then continued his speech to a small
house until 5 o'clock, when a motion for
an executive session by Voorhees was car
ried and fifteen minutes later the senate
adjourned. The silver men are growling
a good deal because they have to speak to
In the house the rules committee aban
doned the proposition that 100 shall be a
quorum in the committee of the whole
not because the rule was wrong, but be
car &e so many Democrats opposed it. The
rnle was stricken out and the rules adopt
ted. The house then adjourned to Satur
day. The vote on Morgan's resol ution in the
senate sends it to the calendar and it will
require a majority vote to take it up.
Indorsed Governor Altgeld.
Milwaukee, Sept. 7. The national con
vention of brewerywoi kmen, which is in
cession here this week, has endorsed the
action of Governor Altgcld, of Illinois, ia
pardoning Schwab, Netsbe and Fielden.
ANOTHER BAD WRECK.
Fatal Railroad Accident in Indiana This
COLEHOCK. Ind.. Sent. 7 The
Valparaiso accommodation on th
Fort Wavne road was run into by a
i an riantue excursion tram at this
place this moraine-. The pntrineer
and seven passengers are reported.
Kinea. .twenty arc injured, some
Ex-Secretary Fish Dead.
Garrisons. N. Y.. Sent. 7. Ham
ilton Fish, ex-secretarv of statp. un
der President Grant, died this morn-
They Settled an Old Score.
Hofkinsville, Ky., Sept. 7. Robert
West and Will Davis, both members of
the police force, settled an old score with
pistols. Davis fired first, and West
promptly returned it. They were within
arm's reach of each other. At the same
instant both fired a second time.- Davis
sank to the platform fatally wounded.
West reeled and fell. He expired in four
Killed at a Cowbell Serenade.
Lemars, la., Sept. 7. At a country cow
bell serenade near Lemars, the bride
groom, A. B. Carpenter, shot Joe Laddi
sow, one of the serenaders. A heavy
charge of shot was fired into his abdomen
at short range. Laddisow will die. Car
penter is under arrest.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKET
Chicago, Sept a. '
Following were the Quotations oa the
Board of TraJe today: Wheat Sep
tember, opened 64$c. closed C5Xc; Oo
tober, opened taH:. closed OSc; De
cember, opened clossd 69Jfio. Corn
September, opened 3.?. closed 3756c; Decem
ber, opened .e3, closed lia; May, opened
lc, closed Oats September, opened
SHc, closed a.J4o; October, opened 24c,
cjoy-d I'Oc; May, opened ia. clo-ed 3 $c.
Pork October, opened $!t l' closed $14.80:
January, opened (13.01, cio-el$13 0. Lard
September, opened iS.10, closed $.2Q,
Live Sioci: The prices at ths Union
Stocks yards today ranged at follow:
Hogs Estimated reoeipts for the day, 1 28,
UuO; Quality good; left over 2,000; market
active on packing and shipping accon&t
&8.05 mixed, and 5.4O&5.;0 heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day, 15,
0U); quality fair; market fairly active pa
local and shipping account and prices well
maintained; quotations ranged at 94.63J
6.a choice to extra shipping steers. fi.2ixat.T5
good to choice do-. 13.50&4.15 fair to good.
$3.0 &3.50 common to medium do., $8.7533.50
botchers' steers, $1.9J(at7J stockers, $.6'Ja
8.00 feeders, $1.2532.8) cows, $i. 00$ 1.10 heif
ers, $1.8J3.25 bails, $2.00(3.00 Texas SUeVs.
$2.5033.65 Western rangerj, and S3.50&. &
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
10,000; quality fair; market rather active 4td
price well supported; quotations ranged at
$iOO&3.40 per 100 lbs Westerns, $l.0a.Q0
Texas, $L034.12 natives, and $i 752.5.10
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, 24c;
fancy dairy. ft)321c; packing stock, fresh,
13ial4c. Eies Fresh stock. 14n nor doirti.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, lOJo pef lb;
uens, iuc; roosters, ijc; turseys, mixed lota,
luK&llc; ducks, 8c; spring ducks, Xftl0c;
geese, t3.0J3,tt.(W per dozen. Potatoes- Wis
consin Rose, 50&55C per bushel; St. Louis.
Early Ohio, 45515 c New Apples Green, fair
to good. $i0ia2.25 per barrel; eating, $ltj0a
8.50. Honey White clover, 1 lb sections, 15
lee; broken comb, 10c; extracted, 6JSj
New York, Sep t 6.
Wheat Sentmw ftTf.71L- rb.ttw, ?i i .
72Jic; December, 75&8a 8 l-16c; May. ClHa
82sc. Corn No. 2 firmer and quiet; Setlsm-
uor, fytuioyi uciooer, ?s(4ioc; uecem-
oer, iiisjaic: aiav. 73ta,49e: Nn i hai
. uk. BwauuHiOM,
oijHwc: western, W(j&3c; September.
' , W . , Wbi J'
Oniet and nnminiih wMlm pn.t
Lieht demand and rinllr r.vn.. tin nA
16.0J. Lard Firm and quiet; team-re nder-
The Local Markets.
The market was rather lively this week, oats
having dropped, and hay having gone up. Pota
toes are not yet coming in in any large quanti
ties. The qnotations:
New our 23i'Jie.
Ilay Timoth9.00S10.00 ;npland. $8,0020.00
slougt,J6.00iaS7.00: baled. $10.0039.00.
Batter Fair to choice, 24 tft 23c ;creamery,S5e
Eeps Freph. 134c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; tnrkeya UK; ducks
HHc; geese, 10c.
fbuit m teswtabi.es .
Apples f 3 50(a4.25 per bbl.
Onions 70c per bn.
Tnrnips 4'Jc per bu.
Cnttlp Rntrh- rA. j
TREgRICE OF.OTHER BRANDS.
01-0 IN CANS. ONLY.