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THE ABGTJS, TUESDAY, -AUGUST 9,' 1898.
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Fair ones enjoy eatiag cream all the more because it leaves a cool impression after it. and does not. like gome drinks, lower the temjcrature a littie qnly to raise it much more after ward. Young men who adopt our ice cream tactics never lose their suit. We ad vise this plan of campaign in every case. White Palace " of Sweets. EIIClPillT OPENS Continued from Third page. they should always hold in grateful leuieuiorance. 'We trust that while von remain within our gates you will enjoy your- ' ue greatest extent, ine hospitality of our people is un bounded, and a3 you become ac quainted with them you will agree With me that there are tin hotter nn earth. The cities of Davenport and .louiir. wnicn iorm two 01 the stars in our constellation of cities, are beautiful and attractive places. You will find their citizens quite civilized and entertaining. Tbey come to Kock Island occasionally". We earn estly hop that your meeting may be productive of 'much good; that the acquaintances and friendship you mav make and renew will be strong ami unbroken, and that wheuyou leave us to return to your homes, you ill carry with you the most pleasant recollections of our people." ON iltllALr OK THE STATE. In the Ahsenra of Gor. Tanner State Attorney Searle Extend O reefing. Ill the absence of his excellency. Gov: Tanner, Charles J. Searle, states' attorney, gave to the encampment the greetings of the state of Illinois. His remarks were in his usual popular vein and were well received: Commander in Chief and Memlers of the Cnion Veterans' I'niou: Jn the absence of (icv. Tanner, who, as its official head, was expected to extend a welcome to you, on behalf of the state of Illinois, the committee in charge, have assigned that pleasant duty to ine. Although but a private citizen 'f our comiiKin.wcaltli, I am sure that I am not e?ceeeiling any prerogative as such in extending to you. on lx-half of our lielovcri rtate, a cordial welcome. Xo state, of all the grand galaxy that, constitute this Cn ion, lias exceeded Illinois, in the pa tri tivin of li-r citizens. state ! ! more cause to 1m jiatrioili than he. She ha.s Ix-en womlerf ully bless ed by nature. And as a good eunfry luvcJs a good H'ople. she has in.iliio t l a htiml.v, imtiKlrious, enliiriitened, patriot ie pefple. In thnwar in which you took such an honored pa-t she fnrni.sheil more than her qinta of ooth men and money. Jler loyal s nis, l.ke yourselves, have seen much service in the tanks of her defenders. They wn-e side by side with you in th" deadly charge. They wen? wi;h yo.i in the rifle pits; shoulder to shoulder with you on the weary march; vtcok their place at the hmesome, dangerous sentry duty and stayed at Hieir post like soldiers. Thoy were your coni radH in defeat, as well as in y.v.ir vic tories. They shared in yVur humilia tion on the retreat, with the rne for itude of soldiers, they bore the dreary storm, hunger, disease, WouniU-. anl death itself without a murmur. ( ltss alike of sunshine or storm they did their duty. They tx became vet erans. As the nut. intense lovers of their country. They were elated with the return of peace. They returned io the jwaceful walks of life and became good citizens ,a they had lteen good soldiers. Jliey liave watched :he won derful progress of 1he country with profound satisfaction: While they have shared in the prosperity of th. e.iun try, many if int mst. of them have liccn rein riled in their sniggle for life by their sacrifices in the eaus" of their country. With heartfelt gr.ii tude. many have Imm-h clw-ered on y the bounty of the country they su.cil from destruction They have felt a just pride 1n their records. Kr.ry call for Kit riot ism has uiet a hearty resonsc from their loyal hearts. At their family firesides they have in spired tl cir children wiili patriotism. Though for the most, jsirt incapacitated from active part icii! ion in the present war, their sons are there. They wore with gulkint and ma-tchlcss Dewey when he dii.shcd ioto the mimxl and fortified harlmr of ranila and with shotted guns dealt death and destruc tion to the a maI'd Spaniard. Thev were with Schley on the Itrooklyn, Clark on the Oregon. Kvans on Ihe Iowa, Philip on the Texas, and with unpartilled suceesH and without the loss oftt man. tliy destroyed the fl. river of the Spanish navy off Santi ago. They were in at the victory of Shafter. And are now in the front of the victorious and triuini3iant column of invaders under tienerai Miles, on the soil of I'orto Rim. .Vs the your.g nien have pro tally nUnhed the front: as the news has been reeved at home of our unVroken line of vic tories. 1 have leen surr rised that not a single sign or nvte of envy or jeal ousy has ese;iml the lisof a veteran of the war of Y.l. They have, bten consent to rest, on he laurels thev hove so well earned. Tliey have noh ng but pride in and praise for the brave and gallant sailors and soldiers that, ore teaching the world thnt Americans are. as ever before, "the bin vest of the brave." .Place In HUtory Secure. -Well, may Ihey rest content. Their place in riistory and in the hearts of their countrymen is secur. In their pride of victory 1hey have not failed to ?Kry in tlie reuniting of one com mon country. They note with the keenest satisfaction, the good natnred rivalry between the soldiers of the North ami the South, in the common defense. They share in the general hope that no more shall our nohle kind be rent, in twain by factional strife. This is a propitious time fot ysur reunion. It comes at a time v hen. etery heart swells with pride at the grand victories of our army ajid navy. It is, indeed, a time for rejoicing. We welcome you to our midst. We ex tend to you the freedom of our 1?'.ree cities. If you see anything you want taoke it. If you don't see it call for in extending the welcome on behalf in extendiuw the welcome on ilialf of our conununitv. I extend t right. royal welcome u behalf of our state. A state that furnished to the wbrld, the immortal Lincoln; to his tory, its greatest general, Craat and to the volunteer soldier its iieerless leader. John A. Logan. Kvery tradition of our hisiorv, ev ery tie or comradeship, endears you to our people. Ami we all join in the hope that your visit, to us, and vour stay in our midst will be a mot pleas ant on.o A vocal solo, "A Thousand Years." was well rendered byfe. J. Collins, the male quartett singing the chorus. Ihe. uext number on the program was to be a response bv Gen. H. L. street, commander-in-chief, but was deferred until the close of the morn ing session, the general briefly ac knowledging the greetings. Gen. Leake Speak. Mavor Medill announced that Hou. Joseph Graff, of Peoria, aud Uen. 1 nomas J. Henderson had not arrived and the addresses and reminiscences to have been given by them would have to be omitted. After a song bv the quartet en titled, '-The Flair." the mavor intro duced a gentleman well known to many of our townsmen Gen. J. It. leake, formerlv of the state of Iowa, but now of Chicago, who addressed the encampment. Gen. Leake spoke of his enlistment in the army from Davenport, and of his having served through the war. :ind of his pleasure at meetinir old soldiers, lie had come to hear Gov. Tanner and General Henderson, and was disappointed. He spoke of the emotions that he felt in standing bo- fore anil.addressin-rnld soldiers, of the reverence he felt for them alwavs. I sec before ine to-dav." said General Leake, 'men whom I know that years and years ago. in the heat of youth. when life was oiMMiing fresh Ix-fore you, when the jirosiects of life seemed nappv. tor the sake of others, that others might live in prosperity and in Happiness in this tree land, and that this government might lie saved from destruction, that it might, he con tinued a united. prosjeroiis country. w net iter yon were here or gone le Vonil I see lie fore me. I say. such men, who volunteered freely anil of fered to surrender your lives, if neces sary, that posterity might live in this country, free. proserous and happy. li is ine pmie or niv lire, and alwavs will lie. that I was willing to do that aud join you." It was un address which, while be ing impromptu, was eloquent, and it delighted the veterans in the reminis cent, happy strain that ran through it. The President's Remembrance. Gen. Drvenforth, of Washington. D. C, was then introduced, and pre sented to the encampment the greet ings of the president of the United States. He said he had a long inter view with the president jusi before leaving Washington, when he ex pressed his affection and regard to the old comrades, but was compelled to express his regret at his inability to be present. '-Under the circum stances, of which we arc all aware, I don't think it requires a great deal of reflection to con sider the absolute impossibilitv of the president leaving the helm of the ship of slate now when peace ne gotiations are pending. But commander-in-chief aud comrades of the Union Veterans' Union. I have a verv much pleasauter duty to perforin than that of expressing his regret. On the morning on which I left Washington, the president handed me a commis sion in the United Suites army for our commander-in-chief as captain and commissary of subsistence of the army, as a mark of his regard and affection for his old comrades, and particularly as a mark of his feeling for the U. V. U., of which he is a uiemlier. I have now the honor to present this commission from the president, and I hoe Gen. Street will not fill the position too long, because I want him to be promoted." Gen. Dyrenforth then presented Geu. Street the commission, which was gracefully accepted. Gen. Street theu formally convened the encampment, taking the gavel. REMARKS OF IIOM ENSK WHITE. National President of the Woman' Auxil iary is I Irani. Hortense While, national president of the Woman's Veteran Relief Union, then delivered her annual address, in which she paid a beautiful tribute to the flag aud those who fought for its perpetuation. She stated that char ters had been sent out, four to the southland. Virginia, one each to Iowa. Nebraska. Boston and Xew York, two two Illinois and three to South Da kota. The Woman's Union is repre sented in New York, Connecticut. New Hampshire, Vermont. Maine, Massa chusetts. Maryland. Washington, South Carolina. Virginia. Ohio, Michi gan. Illinois. Nebraska. Iowa and South Dakota. The Ipat year has sh own a decided improvement in the work of all precinct unions. Mrs. White recommends that each state where the womans" union is repre sented have a mustering and installing officer, whose duty will lie to organize new unions and receive for each union organized 5. in conclusion Mrs. White thanked the officers of the Veteraus' Union for courtesies shown her and also the members of her staff. ADDRESS OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, Gen. Street Reviews and Tells of the Ad vancement of tbe Order. The address of Geu. H. L. Street, commander-in-chief, followed. He said: "Comrades of the Union Vet erans' Union For the first time in the history of our order we meet in convention, for our 13th annual en campment, in the great state of Illi nois, in the beautiful city of Kockl Island, on the banks of the great river, the Father of Waters.' We meet in the great western state which furnished the man to guide and direct the affairs of the nation in the peril ous times from '61 to '65; a man whom God hiniself raised up for the great work our martyred president, Abraham Lincoln. And we vividly rememlier that the great state of Illi nois sacrificed many of her noblest sons in defense of our common coun try. While we meet in Rock Island, the sister cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Moline. 111., (the tri-cities) have joined together with loyal hearts to greet and entertain the veteran sol diers, i tike pride in the fact that I first saw the light of day in the great state of Illinois. My comrades, I greet and welcome you to this 13th annual encampment of the Union Veteraus' Union. May all your de liberations be for the good of the order; iu iv true comradeship inquire us and may peace aud harmony and a spirit of loyalty to the teachings of our order prevail. Our annual gath erings have heretofore been held mostly in the east, last year at Springfield. Ohio; but 'westward the star of empire takes its way.' We now find ourselves on the banks of the Mississippi; afew more years mav find us meetiug in Nebraska or in the Dakota, where we now have fiue growing departments. In your last annual encampment, held at Spring field, Ohio, you elected me commander-in-chief of this great veteran sol dier organization, an honor that I appreciate more than words can ex press, an honor that my children and children's children can refer to with pride when you ami I shall have passed to the great beyond. My com rades, I fully realized what it'meant to be the lespousible head of this great soldier organization, and so far as in my power lay. and with all the ability God has given me, I have faithfully worked for the advance ment of our noble order, and for the interest of its individual comrade. First. 1 associated with me staff offi cers thoroughly competent an i im bued wit h a zeal for the work. Mv adjutant general. Comrade S. F. Ham ilton, than whom a more faithful, conscientious workercaniiot 1 found, has given time and untiring atten tion to his branch of the work. Quar termaster Geiu F. F. Bogia is a thor ough business man: always correct, prompt and attentive to his duties. To the active work and cooperation of thee comrades do I owe much of the success of the year. They have done their duty "at all times. De partment commanders, as a rule, have cooperated in the good work for the advancement of the order. We have stood shoulder to nhoulder all along the line from Maine to Missouri, as we did during the dark days of the war. aud unitedly pushed the work, until today the objects and character of the Union Veterans' Union are l-t-ter known than at any time during the history of the order. During the year I have visited nearly every de partment of our order, it having rc- iiired 4o davs to accomplish this. 1 tireetingit to State Commanders. To Gen. Wilcox, commander of the department of Illinois, and to (Jen. Morgan, commander of Ihe depart ment of Iowa. I desire to express my sincere thanks for their earnest work iu upbuilding the order in their de partments; ior ine great success al teuding their labors: for their active and earnest cooperation iu the great woi-ktn ine onier at large, and for the active interest and labor performed in arranging the details and carrviu" them out for the reception of our or ganization at mis encampmcut. To Ihe mayors of the tri-cities of Rock Island. Davenport and Moline. with men courteous committees. I tender mv thanks and those of the ITnimi Veterans' Union for the magnificent reception tendered us at this time. We shall ever remember this 13th annual encampment on the banks of me .Mississippi as one oi the most en joyable r'"- order has yet held." Continuing. (Jen. Street snokeof tin- good work being done by the Woman's veteran neiiti i nion. pavin-i- a high compliment to the efliciency of its president, Mrs. Hortens White. He told of his assistance in presenting the claims of his comrades to the fovern ment, with the result that 733 pension cas. i of members of the Union Vete rans' Union have lieen referred through the national headquarters to the jx-n-sion bureau. of which hav liccn adjudicated and some 192.5oo paid to comrades, their widows and orphans. The Union Veterans' Union has al ways advocated the jer diem service pension bill. Gen. Street said be hoped they would persist aud that eventuallv"it will become a law. Theu many of these troublesome uestion will be easily settled. In his judge ment, this bill is not only in the in terest of ;the soldiers but is to the interest of the government. The per uicm uiu passed the house of repre sentatives and went to the senate, but there it was killed bv w hat is now known as the LSMor dependent pen sion act. j"This art has. caused more dissatisfaction and more slander than all else in the history of pension lefis 1...? ... , , 1 . anon, coniinueu ine commander-in-chief. "The lobby furnished bv the leading pension attorneys of the coun try defeated at that time the per diem service bill. Why? Because under tbe per diem bill no attorney was re quired. His occupation was gone. God grant that tbe time mar come, and that soon, when the per diem ser vice pfcusiou bill may become a law. The united action of all soldier organ izations in this matter would soon ac complish it. I desire to ay to yon. my comrades, that iu the piecut commissioner of pensions and his first deputy. Hon. J. L. Davenport, every soldier having a just claim has friend's at court. I say it kuowiug whereof I speak." Gen. Street referred to the erection of a monument over the grave in Arlington cemetery. Virginia, of Gen. Clay Smith, late national chaplain, which was ordered at the 10th aunaal encampment at Lima. Ohio, but which so far ban been ueglected. Gen. Street said it was a matter that must be attended to. The remarks of Geu. Louis F. Ellis, past commander-in-chief, at the 11th annual encampment, in relation to the veterans and tensions. were re produced. Gen. Street holding that the conditions are the same now as then. (Jen. Kllis said: Iu fact, to sum it all up. it looks as if to abuse the soldier in his declining years is to be considered au uj-to-date patriot; but wheuthe denouncers of these pensiouers aud patriots and these comrades of miue shall have perished from the face of the earth, wheu their names shall be swallowed up iu oblivion, the deeds of these brave men. living and dead, will in liberty's cause, be gratefully remem bered, their marches and their battles will In- woven iuto sjng and story, and told by their children and their children's children, even unto the last generation." (Jen. Street said the war leing waged against Spain was forced upon us iu the interest of humanity aud civilization. If it accomplishes noth ing else, it has united the north aud south, aud we now have a united country. Referring to politics and religiou. Gen. Street said it was against the teachings of the order to bring these into question. Let Youngsters Walt. "We stand shoulder to shoulder, helping one another, as in the dark days of the war." continued Gen. Street." "But in my judgment, the time has come when" we should take siillicicut iutcrest to see that no man represents a district in congress or in a state who will not do justice to the veterans of the late war. You hold the balance of power one million of e-soldiers yet survive, aud all have connections and friend who will stand by you if asked to do so. l-t your Mi"w"er be felt to the extent that no candidate for olltep has tour sup port unless he will comply with tin law which says that the -soldier shall lie preferred for public places above all others.' There is too much of this talk of the politicians that the soldier is too old; that he has passed his usefulness. It is not so. There are thonsands of positions that our comrades can fill with prolit to the government and pleasure to themselves aud families, that are now occupied by youngsters. Let the youngsters wait." It will lie only a few years when we shall Tiave passed off the stagcof life. But those who fought from ISi'.l to 'n'.") pud made this govermcnt what it is, have earned the right to hold these xisitions. Many a wounded soldier with a fami ly to support ekes out a meagre exist ence upon a paltry pension, w hen he could Im- employed in some light duly in the various departments l(f ,'e government, that he could fill as well as a youngster, the M t of some Mli tieians. It is your fault thai you are relegated lo tin- rear. I Iioh- the con vention will take some action lookin" lo Ihe lietterment of these condi tions." In conclusion he thauked the press for valuable services rendered, and his associate ollicers for loyal sup port. He also expressed apprecia I ion to lb. n. Walter I Weaver, of Ohio. andHon. W. V.Allen, of Nebras ka, for kindnesses to him. THE PRESIDENT'S UREETIMiS. Telegraphs the Encampment. Sending Compliment and Regrets. This afternoon a business session Was held at the theatra lvliero I ho following telegram received during me noon iiour was read by (Jen. Dyrenforth: Kxecutive Mansion. Washington. D. C, Aug. !. Commander-in-Chief H. L. Street, Union Veterans' Union, Rock Island: Pressure of public duties prevents me from attending the national encampment of the Union ('ODliaued on Sixth paire. MID-SUMER REDUCTIONS. AH through our line of shoes we arc making Mid-Summer Reductions. The different spring and summer lines are being closed out at prices that are bound to make you feci that you have obtained a bargain. We can please in almost any kind, and we will take pleasure in doing it. Come now while you have an opportunity of getting superior goods at away down prices. I WRIGHT & BKRBER B ITS III r'rFi - w 4. kr lev 1 GAME PLAQUES exact reproductions of the $i0,ooo originals by Muville, which will be gia you ABSOLUTELY FREE bj your grocer on conditions named below. 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