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ONE SHOTMEAJST? WAE
BUT THE GERMANS WISELY REFRAIN
ED FROM FIRING IT.
The Yankee Commander Lenrj- Wan
Heady For the Fray and Proved
Too Plucky and Tactful For Ilia
Opponent A Story of Snnioa,
The pluck and grit of American na
val officers are aptly Illustrated In an
article by Henry Collins Welsh in
Ainslee's Magazine, in which the writ
er tells how Commander Leary
brought the German naval force in Sa
moa to terms some years ago. lie
It was at the outbreak of civil strife
that Captain Leary arrived at Apia in
the American warship Adams. Dr.
Knappe was then the German consul
at Apia, and he and Commander
Frltze of the German warship Adler
carried on affairs with an imperious
hand. Feeling ran high between the
Germans on one hand and the Ameri
cans and English on the other. The
Germans bombarded villages on vari
ous pretexts, fired upon unarmed na
tives and gave open aid to Tamasese.
Captain Leary at that time was a
commander, and it was not long be
fore he and Captain Fritze had some
lively Interchanges of compliments.
On one occasion the Adler steamed
past the American ship with a native
chief bound to her foremast. The Ger
man saluted when he passed, but no
nuc,ver came back from the American.
Soon the German came to a standstill.
A boat was dispatched to ascertain
why the American had not answered
the salute. Commander Leary tent
the Teuton this characteristic reply,
"The United Stales docs not salute
vessels engaged in the slave carrying
But an incident which best illus
trates Commander Leary's grit and de
termination and which deserves to live
in song and story occurred in the wa
ters near Apia on Nov. 15, 1SSS.
Strained relations came to a crisis
then, and war between the United
States and Germany seemed inevita
ble. On the day previous a message came
from Mataafa to inform Commander
Leary that the Germans had threaten
ed to attack Mataafa in his strong
hold on the morrow. Both Mataafa
and Tamasese had intrenched them
selves in fortified places about seven
miles from Apia upon land under
American protection. Mataafa asked
for advice, and Commander Leary told
him' through the messenger to stand
his ground, that he would not allow
the German to make an attack upon
property under his protection.
According to the German pro
gramme, the Adler was to bombard at
dawn. Captain Leary quietly prepar
ed to foil the plan, at the same time
keeping his counsel. By using some
hard coal he had aboard he was able
to get up steam without the telltale
smoke that would have warned the
Germans of his action. Then he muf
fled his anchor chains with native
mats, and at 4 in the morning all
hands were quietly called to quarters.
At daybreak the anchors of the Adler
were hauled up and with full steam
on the vessel made for the open sea.
Noiselessly came up the Yankee's an
chors, and to the amazement of the
Adler the Adams was close upon her
heels. The German had to turn to
get out of the harbor, and by the time
she reached Ike entrance the two ships
were close together. Again the Ger
man turned nnd Uicu headed toward
the fort that was to be bombarded.
Commander Leary ran his ship be
tween 'the German and the shore and
when about 300 yards from the Ad
ler gave the order:
"Clear for action!"
At once the decks were cleared, nnd
the guns were trained. The German
followed suit, and the two ships
steamed along the coast ready for the
A shot from either vessel meant war
between the twe countries. When op
posite the native forts, the Adler came
to anchor, and the Adams anchored
between the German and the shore.
So close were the vessels that no guns
could be fired from the Adler without
passing over or through the Adams.
Then Commander Leary sent this note
to the German commander:
"I have the honor to inform you
that, having received information that
American property in the Latoga vi
cinity of Laulii, Lotoanuu ' and Solo
Solo is liable to be Invaded this day, I
am here for the purpose of protecting
For hours the men stood at their
guns, lint no shot came from the Ger
mans. He was ready to war upon the
Samoans, but war with tho Uu'.ted
States was another matter.
At length the German started on a
cruise along the coast, but he could not
shake off the persistent Yankee. Final
ly he renounced his designs nnd re
turned to his anchorage In Apia bay.
To her anchorage crime also the Ad
ams, nnd Commander Leary had won
In the San Francisco schools Japanese
children .ire not segregated on the school
rolls, but are classed as whites.
LED THE SEA BATTLE.
ICHLEY AND HIS FLAGSHIP BROOK
LYN AT SANTIAGO, JULY 3.
Inrst From Snmlny Quiet Into a Ruit
tle of War Schley Quick Com
mand How He Foiled tile Escape
of the Colon The Vlzcaya Fisrljt.
Copyright, 1K, by G. L. Kilmer.
shots lired and
iinore hits re-
Iceived than any
other vessel in
the fleet, the on
ly one which
had a man kill
ed in the fight,
the first to draw
i Spanish fire, the
flagship of the
the scene of all
the signaling of
orders for bat
tle this is the
story of the cruiser Brooklyn in the
battle which wiped out the Spanish
navy in the West Indies. It lias been
given to but few warships to be the
center figure of events so stirring and
eo momentous and survive the battle.
Yet five minutes before the ball open
ed all was so even and commonplace
that Commodore Schley, lounging easi
ly on the Brooklyn's quarter deck,
yawned and said, "This is pretty
slow." Captain Cook was in his cabin
getting out his parade clothes for a
general muster. Suddenly he heard
the executive officer ubove call out,
"Clear ship for action!" Knowing'from
the officer's tone that the command
meant business. Captain Cook rushed
to the bridge and was told that the
enemy's ships were coming out. On a
platform in front of the conning tower
Captain Cook found Schlev, with aids
and signalmen around him, giving bat
tle orders to the fleet. So quickly had
the yawning bored sailor changed to a
lighting son of Neptune.
At the first sound of alarm from the
outlook the Commodore grabbed his
glass and started for the tower. On
the way he called to the signal offi
cers: "Signal 'The enemy is escaping!' "
and "Signal the fleet to 'Clear ship!' "
Just as Schley reached the tower the
Iowa's, first gun boomed, and the com
modore says that in exactly 1 minute
and 30 seconds from the time the first
signal flew every American ship on
the scene was firing at the Spanish
column. Yet the Spanish exit was to
all purposes a surprise as far tho alert
Yankees can be surprised. It was a'
quiet Sunday hour. The commander In
chief had sailed away, telling the ships
on guard to disregard his movements
clear proof Unit in the cabins of the
blocknders the forenoon of Sunday,
.Tidy 3, was held to be an off hour for
It was indeed a sharp alarm for the
American sailors, but they fell to the
work of smashing Spain with more
vim than they would have done at the
end of a long period of strain of anx
ious watching. A correspondent on
the Brooklyn says that when Captain
Cook came on deck he called out.
"Full speed ahead!" and at that in
stant the forward 8 inch guns of the
ship boomed as echoes to the Iowa,
which had got in the first shot. This
was barely three minutes from the
time the escaping fleet was sighted.
The celerity of movement on the
Brooklyn astonished the correspond
ent, who was familiar with the ship
at all times, except in action. "What
to a layman," he says, "seemed the
direst pandemonium and disorder was
the finest of discipline and the acme
of order. That men flew by, dropping
their shirts as they ran. that orders
flew thick and fast and that men and
officers seemed tumbling over one an
other was no criterion. That every
gun was ready to shoot, that the Are
had bsen started under four fresh
boilers, that every battle hatch had
been lowered, that every watertight
compartment was closed, that ammu
nition was ready for the reloading of
the guns, Uiat the fire pumps were ou
and the decks wet down and that ev
ery man of 500 was in the place as
signed him for battle completes an in
When the Brooklyn opened fire on
Cervera's flagship, the Maria Teresa,
the range was 1,500 yards. The Span
iard held to her course, but the Brook
lyn turned slowly, firing first from
her port battery, then from her star
board. The Brooklyn was in lead of
the fleet because the Spaniards turn
ing westward steamed toward her
while the Brooklyn's consorts were
left behind by Cervera's movement
Commodore Schley says that the first
few moments decided the battle. lie
gave tho fleet orders to close in, and
the ready American ships dashed for
the Spaniards like a pack of hounds.
Cervera knew tho kind of enemy he
had in front, for after passing a certain
point of land he swung his ship and
opened on the Brooklyn. She was the
fleetest American in the line and des
tined leader of the chase, and if lie
could cut her down by shell or ram
his chances of escape would b dou
bled. Schley said that the ocean sur
face looked like a mill pond during a
hailstorm. Personally this did not im
press him until Chief Ycompn Ellis
was killed alongside of him and a
searchlight smashed at his elbow by
Spanish shells. He was watching the
battle and directing movements.
Within 20 minutes of the appearance
of the Spaniards four of their ships
had been annihilated. After that he
could pay attention to matters close
Schley's advice to Captain Cook of
the Brooklyn when the Spaniard ap
peared was, "Have your rapid firo
guns ready for those fellows." When
ho jaw the Vlncnya break from her
westward coursb and steer for the
Brooklyn he shouted, "Put your helm
hard a-povt!" and tho ship began that
movement on a loop which has caused
so lunch speculation. When the swing
ing movement brought the starboard
?uns to benr Schley cautioned the ship
Daptain to tell "the men to Ore de
liberately and make every shot tell."
Before the starboard guns were out
of range the Teresa had turned Inshore
In flames. This left the Vizcaya in the
lead with the Colon and Oqucndo lin
gering behind to cover the torpedo
boats. All three fired at Uie Brooklyn.
Then followed a running fight of 54
minutes, Schley says, during -which the
bbvjibH oV A wus
Brooklyn was struck 100 times. The
Oqueudo met the fate of the Teresa
nnd the crew of the Brooklyn redou
bled their efforts to r?frsh the business.
Although the Oregon and Texas were
up and pounding the Spaniards, the
light between the Vizcaya and Brook
lyn was a square naval set to. Still
the ships were not matched. The Yiz
caya's armorplate was double the
thickness of the Brooklyn and. her
guns heavier. Officers and crew on the
Brooklyn seemed delighted although
anxious when the light lay between
them. Schley said to Captain Cook,
Get in close. Cook, and we'll fix her
A turn of the helm brought the Brook
lyn within 0u0 yards, and the S and 5
Inch guns threw out clouds of smoke
so dense that the ships could barely
see each other.
When the smoke cleared Uie Vizcaya
was turning inshore and all the gun
ners had been driven from the exposed
chambers by the Brooklyn's terrible
fire. With one spasm of motion whicli
seemed an effort to ram the Brooklyn.'
the doomel Vizcaya turned to the ene
my, but soon put about nnd ran ashore.
Meanwhile the Colon, passing inside
the vessels wliieli took all the punish
ment from the American guns, had
sped on out of range. Schley signaled
the Texas to look out for the sinking
ship and ordered all speed on the
Brooklyn in chase of the Colon. He
said that lie felt as Nelson did at
Trafalgar that victory would be in
complete if one vessel got away. As
it was to be a long run, he told Cook
to let the men go to dinner. As the
Brooklyn drew near the Colon fired
her after guns at her, but Uie men
paid no attention and finished their
meal under fire. Schley watched the
game of chase like a hound in leash.
As the Brooklyn began to gain so that
it was evident she would catch up with
the fleeing Colon he said, "We may lie
aide to wing that fellow and then
Clark (Oregon) and Phillip (Texas) will
get a show at him, even if he sinks
The Colon had a speed of lO'i knots,
and file Brooklyn could make but 17.
However, Schley saw that tho Span
iard was so close inshore that in or
der to clear a cape ahead she would
have to run miles to seaward, thereby
losing headway. The Brooklyn held
her course two miles offshore ready
to intercept should the Spaniard at
tempt to come out.
Schley signaled to the Oregon to try
one of those heavy shells known as
"railroad trains." It was a 13 inch
projectile fired at 8,000 yards and, in
passing the Brooklyn, sounded like a
railway train rushing through space.
It landed astern the Colon, and the
Brooklyn sent an S incli the same dis
tance ahead of her. Schley signaled
to Clark of the Oregon where the shell
of the latter had struck, and Claris did
the same for the Brooklyn. The shots
were repeated, that of the Oregon
passing through the Colon fore and
aft and the Brooklyn's exploding in
her- cabin, making a fearful wreck.
The Colon immediately fired a gun to
the leeward, struck her colors and
headed for the lieach, third and last
victim of the Brooklyn's guns, which
tired that day 1,1(73 shots.
Schley sent Captain Cook of the
Brooklyn on board the Colon to de
When Cook re
turned to the ship,
the New York was
up, with Sampson
on board, and
Schley was ordered
to take the Brook
lyn and tho Oregon,
the two ships in at
the death of the
chase, hack over the"
hntflpfiold in thprli-
. - ,. , CAPTAIN F. A. COOK.
rectum from which colnniamier of tho
the New York hud Brooklyn.
just come to look for a mythical Span
ish war.-iliip reported in that vicinity.
Schley- says that Sampson declared
that lie wanted Schley to "finish the
The mythical Spanish warship prov
ed to be an Austrian, sailing quietly In
proximity to the rest of the American
fleet. It was really a relegation of the
victors to the rear, but Schley and the
ship's crew took it cheerfully, with the
feeling, says the commodore, "that
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there was not anything which carried
the Spanish flag- that day that dared
come within battery rauge of the
The scars on the Spaniards showed
that this was not a vain boast. One
half of the principal shots which de
stroyed the enemy came from the
Brooklyn's five inch guns. With these
she hit the Teresa 5 times, the Oqucn
do 5, the Vizcaya C and the Colon 4.
According to the report of the experts
the only hits on the Colon wreck were
from the Brooklyn. In that case, she
alone destroyed the one vessel which
had a show of escape. She also finish
ed the Vizcaya, the best fighter in Cer
George L. Kilmer.
WHAT HE WAS AFTER.
'lie Old Farmer's Answer Mnde the
Vonntr FcIIoivk Venry.
The help we get nowadays don't
miouut to shucks- Time was when
the help you hired in haying time could
do a decent day's work, but this year
they're wurs'n ever."
Old Farmer Smith was getting in
hay at his farm in a suburban town,
nnd had two or three new men at work
with him. The old man continued:
"Tell you what it is, old as I am 1
can pack more hay on to a wagon
than any two men of the present day
can fork up."
"Suppose you try It, old man," sug
gested one of the men, at the same
time tipping the wink to his mate on
the opposite side to "sock it" to the
The old fellow needed no second In
vitation. With a bound he mounted
the cart, and was stowing away hay at
a tremendous rate. Up came forkful
after forkful, first on one side and then
upon the other.
The "luilp" was putting in its best
licks and the wld man was kept
squirming around in lively style, much
to the amusement of all hands.
The "help" was rapidly getting tired;
It would never do to give up and allow
the old man to come off victorious.
Something must be done at once.
"When I put up a heavy forkful on
this side, give him all you can lift from
the other end and knock him out," said
one of the men to the other In an un
dertone. The plan worked well. One of tho
men lifted an extraordinary big fork
ful, just putting it upon the edge of the
load, and while the old man was lean
ing over endeavoring to get it in place
the fellow on the other side threw all
he could lift upon the back of the old
fellow, which, of course, upset him
and sent him sprawling to the ground.
"Hello! what are you down here
for?" asked help No. 1, endeavoring as
well as he could to conceal his merri
ment. Quick as a Hash from the old man
came the answer:
"After more hay!"
This answer tired the help complete
ly. Boston Courier.
A peculiar nature is that which com
bines impulsive frankness with the re
serve acquired by a thoughtful mind
accustomed to depend upon itself.
Such a person hates to reveal a trait
of character. In early times men
made their houses of tree branches
covered with mud. There is still much
of tho savage iu us. and we cajoy hid
ing in such an aboriginal habitation.
We cover our true self with cynicism
or conce.il it under reserve. Occasion
ally a passerby knocks off a bit of the
outer crust and catches a glimpse of
the interior, aud then we feel annoyed
at the mental Paul Pry.
Vunnc Men Don't Do It All.
Enrico Daudolo was not elected doge of
Venice until he was S2 years old, and he
fettll retained the fire and vigor of his
youth. He assaulted and took the city of
Constantinople when he was 02 years
eld, himself displaying the gonfalon of
St. Mark aud animating his followers to
the charge. Vil!ars, the French general,
in his eighty-fourth year, when crippled
with wounds and disease, led a cavalry
charge with the same light hearted oon
tempt for danger displayed by him in his
The men who won distinction in high
command during the mutiny against the
English in India, in 1S57-S.. were all of
them well advanced iu years. Sir Colin
Campbell, the commander in chief, was
ft", iiavclock was 02, Sir Hugh Rose 57
and Sir .lames Outran) 54. They stood
the fatigue of field service in a tropical
climate, with the thermometer at from
110 degrees to 11!) degrees in the shade,
as well as younger men. Army and Nn;
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ER FIRST 3EGIMENT VOLUNTEERS
IN THE FIGHTING AT MANILA.
folonel StotKenbnrgr its n I.eailer.
Thurston Kllles From Omnha Kirst
Shot at Filipino-. Heavy Ilattle
Lunn Xow 2n ltoute For Horae-
ICopyrisht, 169, by G. L. Kilmer.
i BUItG'S heroic
! death while
leading a rescue
charge at Quiu-
I gia was not a
i sacrifice neces-
I sary for the
fame of the
made its mark
before that. But
it seems that
only after the
dead did the
men realize what a soldier he was and
how completely the leader makes or
mars a command.
It was tho old story over again with
the Nebraskaus and their soldierly
colonel. He was a West Pointer, a
regular with a good record who had
been picked out by some oue in author
ity to lead the first soldiers of Ne
braska iu battle. Like all novices, the
soldiers thought all consideraUons
should weigh except the essential one
of discipline. Perhaps they wanted a
lenient colonel to give them a good
time; perhaps a bandbox soldier to
show off and to show them off before
schoolboys and women.
Of course the volunteers didn't know
the kind of man fortune and official
good sense had sent them, but when
he was dead on the field of battle they
found out that he had died doing a
little repetition act in the line of dar
ing ueeds.- Here's a little scene from
the campaign against Victoria and his
Arizona Apaches in the eighties, with
Stotsenburg at the forefront. The
Apaches had a splendid position, and
with carbines were giving a troop of
colored cavalry, which had cut into
their trail, a hot time. In fact, the ne
groes were surprised at the Apache
tactics aud on the point of getUng
away from them when Stotsenburg
dashed iu from an opposite side of the
'plain on the flank of the Indians. The
modest soldier always declared that
lie didn't know there were any Indians
In that part of the country, or he
would have taken another route. If
this Is true, he must have been sur
prised when he nnd a sergeant and
eight troopers ran plump luto 40
Apaches In a close gully. The first
hostile shot knocked the sergeant over,
and the troopers took to cover like
good border fighters. Stotsenburg,
however, picked up his wounded man
and carried him to shelter behind a
"Then,-" said a comrade of those
days, "lie turned in with his handful
of men and conducted a campaign of
his own for the benefit of an arroya
full of Apaches. The rest of his regi
ment came up in time to bury the In
dians." The next scene shows Colonel Stot
senburg coming to the rescue of com
rades in the Philippines. One day
when Stotsenburg was absent from his
command in Manila the famous scbut
ing detachment of Major Bell discov
ered a Filipino ambush cleverly laid in
horseshoe form and encircling a rice
field at tho edge of a wood. Bell had
but 40 men, and one was killed and
five wounded at the first Filipino vol
ley. The Americans skirmished for points,
then, finding themselves outnumbered,
retired, closely followed by insurgents.
The wounded were carried along and
two of their bearers hit in this service,
but the body of the dead scout was
left within the insurgent lines. Major
Bell asked for help to recover the
body and punish the Filipinos, but the
Nebraska battalion which came up in
response was -checked by the enemy's
volleys from behind well laid trenches.
Artillery was then sent for, and while
waiting the sun prostrated more men
than Filipino bullets. It was a dead
lock, with the Filipinos holding the
best end. Then Stotsenburg came to
the front aud was hailed, much like
Sheridan at Cedar Creek, wiUi the en
thusiastic cheers of Ills mcu. They
had learned that he was the man for
any crisis. The colonel was quickly
followed by the Second battalion, which
'he had ordered forward as he passed
through camp, and he at once led a
charge of the whole force.
Colonel Stotsenburg went in at tho
head of tho line and was uuot dead,
with a bullet through the breast, before
he reached the insurgent trenches. The
Nebraskaus rushed ou fiercer" than ever
after the fall of their colonel, and just
as they mounted the works the Fili
pinos broke and rau. The result of the
charge was to clear the enemy from
the' juugle and open a road to Malolos.
It cost the Nebraskaus 10 per cent of
their number, and the death of ones
who was a "lion in battle."
A Nebraskau tired the first shot In
the Filipino war, aud no doubt the time
ly aggressiveness of the officers and
men of the regiment staved off a sud
den uprising and massacre of Ameri
can troops. Tho day before the out
break Colonel Stotsenburg was insult
ed by an ugly tempered Filipino officer
and was compelled to order his post
occupied by one of his own squads.
The Filipino tried to get possession of
the post without fighting for it, but the
colonel was firm, and at night the fel
low came back with a following to pit
against a sergeant's squad. The main
sentry, Private Grayson of Company
D, halted the natives, but they kept
on and made menacing motions with
their guns. After the natives had
Ignored a second challenge Grayson
shot the leader nnd one man dead.
Grayson's shot aroused the camp,
and the whole regiment was quii-Uly
!u arms. The men Knew by the tem
per of the Filipinos what would follow
an outbreak. Before the bugle ceased
sounding the companies were on tho
march from their quarters to their sta
tions In line. After a silence of 20
minutes the Filipino Mausers began to
crack, and the supplementary war in
the Philippines was ou.
For days the bushwhacking strug
gle went on around Manila. The Nc-
ii"j.Bfu"B3EghB i ITi
braskaus cleared" the natives out of the
territory between the waterworks and
the city. Colonel Stotsenburg proved
to the men that the powers that bo
made no mistake in appointing him
their leader. He was at the head of
every foray and attack and a master
hand in war. One dictum from his
headquarters fixed his status as a
commander for tho field. Ho declared
that the men must be fed fully and
regularly no matter how far they were
from the commissary base and that
nothing iu the island of Luzon should
An orderly who stood by the colonel
throughout the first struggle says:
"For 17 hours Saturday night and Sun
day I was under an almost continuous
fire and right at the front all the time.
Saturday night the sharpshooters
made it so hot for me that when tuo
moon came out I was compelled to lie
flat in the mud iu the buffalo wallows.
Several Umes they came so close to
my ear that the poor old drums rang
like doorbells from the concussion. I
lost my hat and once, when crossing
an open spot wiUi the colonel, oue of
the bullets just ticked across the top of
my head, making my hair jump up
straight like a patch of weeds. That
was my closest call. 1 used to wail
because I am not six feet tall. If I
had been a six footer, I would have
been slwt through the head."
Private Towle belongs to the Omaha
company known as the Thurston Iti
fles. This company lias had many
lively adventures since the Filipino
outbreak. When the line was ordered
forward to clear the country and drive
the natives from their works around
Manila, the Thurstons were in the ad
vance guard and struck the insurgent
strongholds first. At one point, In their
eagerness to close with the enemy,
they nearly rau upon an ugly ambush,
but their leader. Captain "Buck" Tay
lor, saw the danger, ordered his men to
lie down, then to withdraw. Taking
this for a sign that the Americans
were retreating, the natives rushed
Frs?eant IYior. Private Whittejuore.
KILLEU AT MANILA.
forward and received a dose of their
own medicine. At the right moment
Uie Omaha boys arose and poured a
fearful fire into the Filipinos.
Another member of the Rifles, Pri
vate William J. Koopman, with a
Mauser hole through the shoulder,
writes under date of April 4 about the
week of battles which began on March
25. The western idea of a "good
Indian" has been applied to the na
tives, and Koopman tells how tho
American volunteers made some-"2,000
good niggers" in their march of 39
miles from Manila to Malabon and
Malolos. Ho says his regiment was on
the firing line from start to finish
and lost 120 killed and wounded. This
was the heaviest loss of any regiment
in the Philippines. The Thurstons had
the right of -the regiment. It started
with GO men and 3 officers and finish
ed witli 21 men and no officers. Koop
man tells how Captain Taylor, himself
and six others were "wounded in at
tacking a hill crowned with a stone
trench. The company charged across
an open ricefield, facing volleys of
bullets all the way. Captain Taylor
and 7 men were hit, but there were 10
"good niggers" in the trench on the
crest to square the blood account.
Koopman declares that there are no
war clubs and bows and arrows in the
Filipino war. The whole country is
covered with breastworks and trenches
well laid with open fields in front.
Furthermore, Koopman says, the in
surgents "are fighting witli better guns
than we have and they shoot lead and
steel." It seems that the Americans do
the clubbing when the natives allow
them to get near enough. Captain Tay
lor was shot while In the act of club
bing a Filipiuo. and his brother, Ser
geant Taylor, was beside him imitat
ing his example.
Up to June 1 the tally list shows 223
killed and wouuded in the First Ne
braska. The original roster was 1,200.
In Uie latter actions there have been
less than 400 on the tiring line. The
battles of the regiment include the
stand against the attack on Manila,
the triumphant march througli the
Filipiuo camps and villages, in Febru
ary; the battles before Malolos and
San Fernando aud the bloody attack
on Calumpit. Georcie L. Kilmer.
GERMANY IS READY.
The Florida Lending to France Are
One Conlinnoni Port.
Jlotz and Strassburg, the outposts of
the German army, face watchfully
toward the west. From the gates of
Metz the roads to Paris taper througli
wall after wall of iutrcnchnients.
Which end with the heights above the
stricken field of Gravelotte. Thence
to the frontier of France Is only a
short walk across the grave covered
ground. From Metz to France Is one
long "glacis," unassailable by the in
vader. Above it rise the live great
sentinel forts which surround Metz,
nnd from the high ground on which
these stand can be seen l.r miles to
the west Verdun, the nearest French
fortress, the threat of France.
In Metz nnd Strassburg a great Ger
man army stands at attention, ready
Touch the right button In Uerlln, and
In half an hour 00,000 men will be
marching from Metz, nnd within 12
hours 100,000 men tho frontier Held
force of Alsncc-Lorralne will bo cross
ing the border, while tho system in ac
cordance with which tho railway
touches all the great cantonments of
I do not believe there
la & case of dyapep
eia, indigestion or
any stomach troubls
that cannot be re
lieved at once end
by my DYSPEPSIA
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Arch street, Phila-
Germany and then converges on the
frontier will land half a million men
near Metz iu three days. In a week
2,500,000 men will be on and beyond
the frontier; in a week 4,000,000 Ger
mans will be under arms.
In Metz and Strassburg stores and
food and fodder lie ready in maga
zines, Uie transport animals stand
harnessed by the wagons. All the ap
pliances and munitions of modern war
are at hand and would be on the road
in a few minutes. When the troops go
"route marching," they carry with
them three days' food and three days'
ammunition; their clothes are In their
knapsacks. They can carry no more
in war. Cincinnati Enquirer?
Why It Hits Crowded Ont the Old
Fashioned Brown Kind.
"When I was running a boarding
house for gangs at work ou new rail
roads in the west a few years ago."
said the tail man, "brown sugar cost
5 cents a pound when 1 bought it by
the hogshead, and granulated sugar
cost 12 cents a pound when purchased
in equally large amounts. Now, if
you had 200 meu to board, all of whom
used sugar In their coffee, what kind
of sugar would you buy?"
"1 suppose I'll make a mistake, but,
as far as I know now, I would buy
brown sugar, for that would be the
cheapest," was the reply.
"And that's where you've made a
mistake," said the tall man. "I'll
prove it to you In a minute. When
you go home tonight, you take a tea
spoon and experiment with both kinds
of sugar. You'll see that with granu
lated sugar you can pick up only as
much as the bowl of the spoon will
hold. But it's different witli brown
sugar. If you dig your spoon deep
into it, when you lift the spoon you
bring nearly three spoonfuls of sugar
along with it, as it packs closely. That
is what housewives call a 'heaping
teaspoouful.' Now, the average rail
roader is used to putting three to four
spoonfuls of sugar in his coffee, and he
never looks to see whether they are
heaping ones or not. Therefore the
brown sugar is the more expensive. I
tried both ways, and 1 found that using
granulated sugar saved me over ?13
a month over what It cost to serve
brown sugar. There's even more dif
ference now and then too. The big
sugar concerns have ieaten down the
price of granulated sugar until it costs
but a penny a pound more than brown
sugar. That's why you see granulated
sugar in all the cheap boarding houses
today." New York Sun.
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For sale In Akron by E. Stelnbacher
& Co., E. Market st, and Lamparter
& Co., 183 Howard at.
POaleadster's EmsUssi Dtantad Brawl.
9 1V UrtjjtnM ana Only BennlntN.
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CleuKcs and lMnUfle ths naB
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never Tails to rtestoro Q
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Belt resolved by the common council of
the City of Akron, Unit the consolidation of
The Akron, Bedford nnd Cleveland Kui 1 road
Company mid The Akron Traction and
Klectrlc Company, ns entered Into bvsnld
companies May ', 1SH, be and is hereby ap
proved. Passed July 17. 1SW.
Olms. 11. Ishell. K. I'. Spti"!.-,
City Clerk. I'res't City Coun.-ii-
Approvcd by the Hoard of Citv Coinnii.
slonors. Chac II. lsbcll. Clerk.
.Inly 22 21
To coiis-truct a local sewer in Yale
street from Russell avenue to
He It resolved by tho Council or the City
of Akron, two-thirds of nil the mem
bers elected thereto concurring thnt It is
necessnrynnd the Intention Is hereby de
clared to construct a local sewer In "Yale
street, from Russell avenue to Thornton
street, with nil the necessary catch basins,
lamp holes, man holes, ventilators and
appurtenances, and In accordance with the
plans, profiles and specifications relating to
said sewer on flle In the office of the citv
That the cost nnd oxpense or said sewer
slinll bo assessed upon all tho lots nnd lands
nnd parcels thereof bounding and abutting
upon both sides of said portion of said
street in proportion to the benellts which
may result from said Improvement to tin
several lots and lands nnd parcels thereof
Bald assessment shall lie payable In three
(3) equal, minim! installments nnd bonds
shall be issued in anticipation or tho collec
tion of the same.
Adopted Jul v I". W9.
Chas. H. Isbell, B. P. SpriKle.
City Clerk. Pres't City Council.
Approved by the Board of City Commis
sioners. Chas. H. Isbell.
July 22-29 Clerk.
Instructing the engineer to prepare
plans and specifications for a main
trunk sewer in, through and con
tiguous to sewer districts Nos. 1, 6,
8 and 9.
Resolved, by the City Council of the city
of Akron, two thirds of nil the members
elected thereto concurring, that the citv
civil engineer, be and he Is hereby instruct
ed to prepare plans and specifications for
the construction of the proposed main
trunk sewer In, through and contiguous to
sewer districts Jfos. 1, 6, 8 and in the city
of Akron, Ohio, which sewer was designated
in an ordinance of July 17, 1S90. Said plans
and specifications sholl .show the size, locu
tion and inclination of said sewer, and the
depth thereof below the surface.
Adopted July 17, 1SB9.
Cans. II. Isbell, E. r. Sprigle,
City Clerk. Pres't City Council.
Approved by the Board of City Commis
sioners. Chas. H. Isbell, Clerk.
July 22 29
Notice of Appointment.
Kstate of Calista R. Hart, deceased.
Tiie undersigned has been appointed by
the probate courC of Summit county, Ohio,
as executor of the estate of
Calista R.Hnrt, deceased. AH persons in
debted to said estnte are requested to make
Immediate payment; and nil persons having
claims aeninst said estate are requested to
present thesame for allowance or rejection.
. , DAVID P. HART.
Dated this 22th day or July, A.1). 1S.
July 22 29 Aug 5
rity Clerk's OfHee. t
Akron, 0-, July 22, 1S99. t
Notice is hereby siven that an estlmnted
assessment of the cost and expense of im
proving Johnston street, from Arlington to
McGownn street, has been mndo upon the
lots and lands lieneflted by the improve
ment thereof, nnd mentioned in nn ordi
nance providing therefor passed April 17.
Ism, nnd Is now on file in the office of the
city clerk for the inspection nnd examina
tion of the persons interested therein.
By order of the citv council.
CHARLES H. ISBKLI City C'erk.
July 22, 29 "Aug. .")
City Clerk's Office.
Akron, O., July 22. 1WJ. t
Notice Is hereby given thnt nn estlmnted
assessment of the cost and expense of im
proving Buckeye street, from Exchange to
Grant street, has been made upon the lots
nnd lands benefited by the Improvement
thereof and mentioned in nn ordinance pro
viding therefor passed April 17. 15, and is
now on llle in the office of the city clerk for
ine inspection ana examination or tne ix-r-sons
By order or the citv council.
CHARLES H. ISBELL, City Clerk.
July 22, 23 Aug. 5
City Clerk's Office. i
Akron, O., July 22nd, lsW.
Xotice Is hereby given that an estimated
assessment of the cost nnd expense of con
structing the local part of n main trunk
sewer la Wolf, Boulevard and Thornton
streets in sewer districts Xos. Eight 1S1 nnd
Nine ('.)), has been made upon the lots anl
lands benellted by the construction of said
sewer nnd mentioned in nn ordinance to
construct tho same passed June lath, lw,
nnd is now on tile In the office of the c' y
clerk for the inspection and examination of
the persons Interested therein.
Bv order of the city council,
CHARLES II. ISBELL. City Clerk.
Assignee's Sale South
Pursuant to unorder of the Probate court
of Summit county, Ohio, I will sell at public
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1S99, be
tveen 2 and 3 o'clock p. m.,
- on the premises,
Near KnlorV railroad croslng. and near
South .Main street, tho following described
Situate In the township of Covi-ntrv.
county of Summit and statu of Ohio, and
iH-mg mo lots wnose numiiers ore iwiow
Hlven, of U.S. I'nlor's rvnllotment Iu lot
11. tract D. of said townshln.t lie libit of which
li recorded In the office, of the recorder of
Summit county. Ohio, plat Ihm!c h, paceSi.
Xos. 21,21, 21, fronting on Falor avenue,
and lying between Main street on west nnd
High street ou east.
Siis. 17. IS. 19, SO, fronting on Stelner ave
nue, and lying between Gctz street on west
and SwelUor street on east.
Xos.2T,2!, 29, ;), fronting on Falor ave.
nnd lying between Getz st. on the west and
Sweltzer nve on the east.
Xos. 83, art, 37, fnciiig on Kator nve. mid l
lng between South Main st.on the wst and
High st. on tho east.
JCos. 51, 52. 53, f routine
con Stanton are. and
lying between South Main st.on the wot
and High st. on tho east.
Xo. tl, 12.-13,-11.15, -Mt, fronting on I Ior
live, and lying lietween High st. on th.- wet
and UrUst.oii the east.
XiM.5a.iir, 3H, ISti.tM. 61, fronting on Slniiloii
nve. and lying between High st. ou tlu west
ntidGotzst.on the east.
Nik. 47. is. 19. 50. fronting on t-nlor ave.
and lying between Itetz st. on the west nnd
sueit.rrnvo. on ineenti.
Xno-ir ist.iil.ri. tronllncoii Stmiton aw
nnd Ivlng between lietx st.iui llir wrM and
Swelfzernvr.on the east.
Prices to .-nit everybody. Any lot mav be
sold nt , Its nmirniNCd price.
Terms of sale One-third cash In hninl.
one-third In not more than ono ynr. onr
thlrd In not morethaii two years, tecum!
by mortgage on premises sold; interest
A. K. KLIXG,
Assignee for benellt of creditors of Hiram
July 22-29 Aug 6-12-19
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