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THE ABGTJS, TUESDAY, -AUGUST 9,' 1898.
THE HCELENCE OF SYEIP OF FIGS
is du not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care, and skill w ith which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fio Svklp
to. .n!y, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of pnrehaslnjj the
tru) and original remedy. As the
tfenuins Syrup of Fip is manufactured
by the Caufohxia. Fia Svmjp Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
aiht onu in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
tie. Th hijfh ktanding' of the Cali
fornia. Fiu Stkup Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of l ips has
(Tiven to millions of families, makes
thf name of the Company n guaranty
of the excellence of its rmcly. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liter and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, pleane remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
AX FUUCO. CaL
LoriSTILLC K. MilT YOIIK. X. T.
Great - Demand
l!y thoMu who c a rirh,
creamy ami ikTit-ioiis refresh
ment is K ivll t Math's ex
nisitely flavored and tcinjil
inj Ice Cream and Fruit Ices
It is not only jjood to the
tiiKte. but it is nourishing
mid ai'ccptable to the invalid,
the I'hihlrcii and grown jm;o
1. We always carry an as
sortment of flavors, and we
have nice paper packages
suitable for carrying it home
to the wife or family. There
is nothing that puts as much
'I'OXK to your table as a nice
Uriel of Ice ('roam. Your
giictts reiiicmler it and are
KRELL S MATH
k p.VN furnish it
ic so that it
will keep until
Svou want to use
rhoneliy. I7i-i?i8Secood Avaoue.
the opportunity is wise. lee
cream is Cupid's favorite
weapon of war. 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
" of Sweets.
Continued from Third page.
they should always hold in grateful
'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
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
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
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.
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
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
(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.
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.
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