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TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Ohio Democratic Ticket.
JOHN R. MCLEAN,
For Lieutenant Governor.
A. V. PATRICK,
For Supreme Judge,
DeWITT C. BA23ER.
For Attorney General,
. of eeneca.
, For Auditor,
GEORGE W. SIGAFOOS,
JAMES I. GORMAN,
For Member of Board of Public Works,
FLETCHER D. MALIN,
Democratic District Ticket.
For State Senator from the Slth-SAtb.
EDWARD M. YOUNG,
Democratic County Ticket.
CHAS W. KEMPKL.
For Probate Judge,
ISAAC H. PHELPS.
For Clerk of Courts,
WM. A. DURAND.
JACOB D. BREITENSTINE.
For Infirmary Director,
BURTON I. SANFORD.
The great race between the Colum
bia and the Shamrock will begin
tomorrow. May the cup remain on
this side of the water.
The Democratic campaign opening
at Hamilton Saturday was noted for
its enthusiasm. It was not manu
factured enthusiasm either.
The wave of popular rejoicing
over the triumphant return of
Admiral Dewey seems to be at
rather a low ebb in the vicinity of
the White House.
The American people used to think
they had a pretty heavy tax burden
to carry when they had a tariff bill
upon their shoulders. Nowadays the
tariff tax is only a straw as empared
to the added burden of direct taxation
for war purposes.
The speech of Hon. John E. Mo
Lean at the Hamilton campaign
opening Saturday is published in
full in today's Democrat. The
speech is remarkable for its clear
presentation of the leading Issues of
the campaign and will be read with
interest by every citizen.
"Always be truo to the principle
of liberty, self-government and the
rights of man," is the advice given
by Thomas B. Reed in his farewell
address to his constituents. These
words do not sound as if they came
from a "copper-boad" or a "dough
face," yet Reed is both of these ac
ccording to the standard given by
Gov. Roosevelt in his Akron address.
Mb. Hanna says that "it is an in
sult and an injustice to the hero of
Manila bay to lie continually placing
his name on the list of prospective
candidates for the Presidency." The
chances are that the present occu
pant of the White House is more
wrought up than anyone else over
the possibility of Dewey as a Presi
dential candidate. Consequently
Mr. Hanna's defense of Dewey is a
"Out of the 813 votes in the Repub
lican State convention, Attorney
General Monnett as a candidate for
Governor did not so much as receive
the vote of a single delegate, and
the query now arises, if the Republi
can Attorney General of Ohio, hav
ing fought but one of the trusts, was
not able to receive even one vote for
Governor of the State, how many
votes would he have received in that
convention if he had fought all of the
trusts?" Congressmen John J.
The chances are that his name
would not even have been heard of
in the convention.
Some of tho Administration or
gans are making the argument that
if Uncle Sam lets go of the Philip
pine elephant, some other nation
will get it on its hands. Tho Ameri-
can people taxed themselves $20,000,
000 to pay for the elephant, and now
they are going to bo taxed upwards
of $200,000,000 a year to keep it.
Ordinary business sense would direct
that the Filipinos be given the job of
feeding and caring for the elephant
if they are so anxious to do so,
Uncle Sam retaining a sort of pro
prietary interest in the animal to the
exclusion of all other nations. This
would relieve the American people
of a big burden, permit them to keep
their $200,000,000 of added taxes in
their own pocket, and give them all
the commercial benefits of actual
Ix his Akron speech, Gov. Roose
velt said something about the silver
dollar being a "48-cent dollar." The
same could be said of the gold dollar
had it been treated as roughly by
Republican legislation as the silver
dollar has been treated. The whole
trend of this legislation for the last
30 years has been to retire silver
from use as money, and this en
deavor to put it out of use is what
has lowered its market price. The
people have been the sufferers, for all
their property has fallen in value in
proportion as the supply of redemp
tion money has bten contracted by
the discrimination against silver. In
sneering at a "48-cent dollar" Gov.
Roosevelt is heaping undeserved hu
miliation upon a child of Republican
Or. Bull's Cough Syrup Will Give
Immediate relief to a child suffo
cating with the dreadful croup.
Mothers keep this reliable medicine
always on hand and it will save you
many uneasy hours. It costs but 25c.
Continued From First Page.
alleged to be made up of pupils from
the schools -of that city. Some of the
Lorain school boys were old enough
to vote, and a number of them must
have children who are playing on
the gridiron. The contest was a hot
one, neither side scoring. Akron's
gains were all made by end runs, as
it was out of the question to buck
Lorain's line which was much heav
ier than the Akron. The teams lined
up as follows:
Barshaw center Smetts
Grubbs .... right end.
Hilbert left tackle
Allery. . left guard...
Hatt I ,... ,-., j Whitestiue
Clayton -rlSht &uard- j Cross
Lindsay quarter back Findley
Conalos. left half baok... Rostock
Armstrong .right half .Chamberlain
Cook ) . .v Bennett
TillackJ- - fullback--- Kerns
The Palnesvllle High school team
will play in this city next Friday on
the Buchtel college grounds.
The Planets were defeated at Bar
berton, Saturday afternoon, by a
score of 12 to 5. During the first half
the Planets scored one touch down.
The Barhertons then put Lynn St.
John, their coach, into the game and
with his assistance scored two touch
downs and two goals, the final score
being Barberton 12, Planets 5. The
Planets lined up as.follows:
Dice, (captain) qb; .Lehman, lh;
Bittner, f b; Habby, rh; McCann,
r 1; Bertsch, r b; Rodway, rg;Nock,
c; Wolfsmith, 1 g-Klenty, 1 e; Volk,
Visiting Golf Players.
The game between Akron and
Youngstown golfers on the Portage
lHks Saturday afternoon resulted in
a victory for the visitors, who won
three up. The visitors were enter
tained at luncheon at the Elks' club
and at dinner at the Hotel Buchtel.
The Akrons will practice tonight
on the grounds, East Market 6treet.
All candidates are urgently requeu
ed to be present. Tho first game is
to be played next Saturday and it is
imperative that (hero bo hard work
during tho week.
The wonderful little 14-hand trot
ting mare Temper was started at
Cleveland on the 23d inst. to wagon
to beat her record of 2:104, made on
the 16th inst., and reduced her mark
to 2:09. Thisjustequals the world's
trotting record to wagon, made by
Grace Hastings last year. Temper
is tho fastest trotter of her size ever
foaled. Hopeful, which placed the
world's record to wagon at 2:I6,
was considered a small horse, yet he
was 15 hands high, while Temper is
but 14 hands. Temper was bred by
William A. Palmer, Akron, O., and
foaled in 1891. Her sin; is Elyria
(2:25J-), and her dam Tempest
(2:27), was by Sunshine (2:29)4),
out of Nelly (trotting record 2:39),
breedingunknown. American Horse
Two Akron Captains.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has
excellent cuts todny of two Akron
players, Captain Laub of University
school and Captain Lnub or Western
Arc You Neglecting
$ Your Eyes?
I Don't do it.
I Have them examined by
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Buy now, a general advance
JACKSON the PRINTER
Everett Bldg. Phone 241
A cordial invitation
is extended to all to CALL AT
For MEALS or WET GOODS.
Full line of Duineatio and tin
709 S. kVIain st.
Don'tmiss seeing the finest lot of
California fruits ever displayed in
this city; pears, peaches, plums and
grapes. We have provided an im
mense stock for tho Fair next week,
bananas, oranges and lemons. Will
buy chestnutfe, hickory nuts and
apples in any quantity.
IM. Uaskarls Co.
Phone 2S9. 162 S. Howard st.
and 552 South Howard street
opp. city building.
l It. (lift l Trust
MAY SAVE YOU MONEY.
See that you get one BEFORE
turning over your money when buy
226 South Main St.
Grand O-pora Mouse
WiijEdk F. Stickle, Mgr.
"Monday, Oct. 2 Fof one week
only, "Himmelein's Ideals." How
son's 20th Century Band and
Orchestra. Popular prices.
Monday, Oct. 9 "Uncle Josh
Thursdav, Oct. 12 H. R. Jacobs'
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
WANTED At once, n boy; must be over
12yenrsof nee. Inquire or nddress S. & C.
care Democrat office. 141-111
WANTED-A girl to do general house
work. Enaulre at 50,5 E. Market St.. east half
ot double house. 111-14.1
WANTED Ladv to learn chironodv.
facial and body massage or any one of these
professions. Drs. Frank Hort and -wife.
Call 105 N. Summit st. UI-J13
LOST While shotmlne at.the P H. Schnei
der Co. stoie a box from Frank, Laubach &
Clemmer's Jewelry store containing a sil
ver bracelet with two col Jen hearts at
tached. "L. G." anneared on one heart and
"Jessie"ou the other. Flndfr will receive
reward if left at Democrat office. 141-113
ONE MAN WHO HAS LOST ALL ADMI
RATION FOR WOMEN.
And the Vhole Trouble Was Cansei.
by the Visit ot n Bemnre Little La
dy to Ilia Lun flfllccs In Search of
"A lady, sir, to s-ee yon, sir."
I frowned at the boy. -It is bo silly
to come bursting iu, hardly giving mt
time to cram my" novel into the watte
paper basket. William has his virtues.
but they are not those of a solicitor's
clerk. "Is It by appointment?" I de
manded in a raised voice. The boy
stared "at me idiotically. He inisht
never have heard the word. "Yes," 1
said sternly, "is the l.idy's name down
in my list'"
"Wh-what list, sir?"
Stupid idiot! I shall have to get rid
of him. "Show the lady in!" I cried
angrily. "I can spare five minutes."
He showed her in fawningly, drag
ged a chair to the Are and was about
lo lay down a law folio for u footstool
when I waved him out peremptorily.
His excitement was humiliating.
My client was a demure little lady iu
a veil, sufficiently pretty to warrant a
hope that there was either breach of
promise or divorce In the air. The
gold knob oFher silk umbrella seemed
to guarantee a decent bill of costs.
"Mr. Baggally?" she asked timidly.
I bowed and crossed a leg. My pat
ent leather shoe would of course show
her that she was dealing with a lawyer
who was none the less a man of the
world. She stared at the fire. "I hard
ly know how"
"Nothing matrimonial, 1 hope?" saiJ
"I am not married."
I felt vaguely Rlad without knowing
why. "Not er not a breach of or ?"
I think she sighed. "Not even that.
THE IDOL OF THE TURF.
lha Most Popular Jockey In America and
England Recommends Stuart's Dys
No jockey ha ever appealed so
strongly to public favor as Tod Sloan.
He has. achieved more than his
most noted predecessors ever at
tempted and stands in a class by
Not satisfied with h:s successes in
his native country, he went to Eng
land and now Kib fame as a success
ful horseman is on the tip of every
tongue not only in this country and
England but in every section of the
globe where racing has found favor.
When Tod first went to England
his temerity was openly laughed at,
but the little American played skit
tles with his English rivals and his
victories made all England gasp.
Having the stamp of royal approv
al, society both at home and abroad
"lionized" him and he is feted and
petted to an extent that would turn
an ordinary mortal's head.
The great jockey was in such de
mand socially and'dined and wined to
such an extent that it was feared his
health would give way. Too much
society and tho nervous strain of
racing told on him.
A two weeks' trip to America made
him acquainted with Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets and their remarkably
restorative effects on a depleted di
gestive apparatus and he recom
mended them in unstinted terms to a
frietid, saying "Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets are the best thing I know of
for keeping the stomach in condition
and appetite in good repair."
Thousands of former dyspeptics
can vouch for the truth of Tod Sloan's
words, as "Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets" have became a household word
in America, and few families are
without them. One or two taken
after meals keep the stomach sweet
by causing prompt and healthy di
Kestion of the food.
Perfectly healthy people use them
after heavy dinners to keep their
good health and to make sure that no
111 effects will follow an unusually
Your druggist will tell you or your
doctor either that Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets are composed only of diges
tive ferments, Aecpptic Pepsin, Hy
drastis, fruit acids, etc.. and for the
strong stomach as well as the most
delicate constitute a safeguard
against indigestion and stomach
Oh, It is very voniiuoupljcc and hor
rid! All business is horrid, don't you
"Well." I cried cheerily, "we must
extricate you as well as we can. Tell
me all about it."
"It is so good of you. I have reallj
come for a friend. He is In great trou
ble. Some one owes him, oh, such n
lot of money, and he can't get it."
"Why doesn't he put the beggar in
court? Nothing simpler. It's done ev
ery day. Does Le want me to take out
"He thought perhaps if you wrote a
letter like lawyers write"
"I see." I reached for a sheet of pa
per. "Something like this: 'Dear sir,
I am Instructed to Inform you that un
less the amount owing by you to Mr.
So-and-so, account whereof is here
with inclosed, be paid by such a date
further proceedings will be immediate
ly taken.' and so forth."
She had put up her veil to Jook at
me. "How cruelly direct you men are
with one another!" she cried, with
something like a shudder.
"We don't waste time over phrases,"
I admitted. "Now, what does this fel
"One hundred and eighty-five dol
lars." "For value received?"
"Yes, for dresses."
"Yes, coats and vests and and
"Oh, a tailor's bill! Well, unless he
Is dead to all sense of shame he won't
wait to be courted. Do you by any
chance recollect any of the er the
She flushed uneasily and poked at a
hole in the oilcloth.
"Unless you would rather not." I
"I'll try." She addressed the coal
scuttle. "There were three complete
suits, five vests, two frock coats, two
extra pairs of of things and some
odds and ends."
"A well dressed beggar, 'pon my
"He dresses very nicely," assented
the girl shyly.
"And now for the creditor's name,
She murmured something to the fire
"I didn't quite catch"
She repeated it to the coal scuttle.
I laid down my pen, feeling as nearly
faint as a solicitor can. A painful si
lence ensued. The fire cracked and
chuckled with heartless levity.
"A very fair all round tailor," said I
when I had mastered my voice. "But
just tell him from me that his silk lin-
Jngs don't wear well."
She drew down her veil. "Mr. Schnei
der has a very heavy bill to meet on
"They always have," I said pensive
ly. "But I am glad to he reminded of
my little account. These er these
trifling personal matters slip one's
I groped feebly in my private
drawer. She had a prepared receipt
ready to exchange for my check. Pull
ing myself together, I attended the de
mure little lady across the room.
"This is a capital idea of Mr. Schnei
der." I said ruefully.
"Yes. Isn't it?" she cried brightly.
"Do you er collect for other firms
"Oh. for quite a number! They find
a woman can pat it where a man
can't. I used to be a p;overnes. you
know, but I find dunning ever so much
more profitable. Perhaps you would
like my card? So many thanks. Good
1 railed William off harshly. He
would have bowed her into the street
"If that lady comes here again, I aw
uot in." lie stared at me paralytic
ally. Tor a lad of 12 he is ridiculounly
susceptible. Springfield Republican.
Mnilo IHm Weep.
"Yes." uild the rustic editor,
my first subscription came
brought tears to my eyes."
"Ah. I see." said the Ciller, "success
after so ninny failures brought emo
tions that could not be restrained."
"No, It wasn't that, mister: It was be
cause the first subscriber paid his bill
In onions." Chicago News.
DR. TALMAGE PRAISES VALOR OF
Special Courage Required of Thoae
Who Brave the Perils ot the Ocean.
Warm Grectlnir to DeireT and Ilia
(Copyrisht, LouU Elopsch, 1S
Washington, Oct. L At a time
when the whole nation Is stirred with
patriotic emotion at the return of Ad
miral George Dewey and his gallant
men on the cruiser Olympla and the
magnificent reception accorded to
them, the Rev. Dr. T. De Witt Tal
mage. in this sermon, preaching to
a vast audience, appropriately recalls
for devout and patriotic purposes some
of the great naval deeds of olden and
more recent times. Text, James ill, 4,
"Behold also the ships."
If this exclamation was appropriate
about 1.S72 years ago, when it was
written concerning the crude fishing
smacks that sailed Lake Galilee, bow
much more appropriate In an age
which has launched from the dry docks
for purposes of peae- the Oceanic of
the White Star line, the Lucania of
the Cunard line, the St. Louis of the
American line, the Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse of the North German Lloyd
line, the Augusta Victoria of the Hamburg-American
line, and in an age
which for purposes of war has launch
ed the Oregon, the Brooklyn, the
Texas, the Olympla, the Iowa, the
Massachusetts, the Indiana, the New
York, the Marietta of the last war, and
the scarred veterans of war shipping,
like the Constitution or the Alliance or
the Constellation that have swung Into
the naval yards to speud their last
days, their decks now all silent of the
teet that trod tbem, their rigging all
silent of the hands that clung to them,
their portholes silent of the brazen
throats that once thundered out of
If In the first century, when war ves
sels were dependeut on the oars that
puddled at the side of them for pro
pulsion, my text was suggestive, with
bow much more emphasis and mean
ing and overwhelming reminiscence we
can cry out as we see the Kearsarge
lay acioss the bows of the Alabama
and sink it. teaching foreign nations
they had better keep their bands off
our American fight, or as we see the
ram Albemarle of. the Confederates
running out and in the Roanoke and
up and down the coast, throwing ev
erything Into confusion as no other
craft ever did, pursued by the Miami,
the Ceres, the Southfield, the Sassacus,
the Mattabesett. the Whitehead, the
Commodore Hull, the Louisiana, the
Minnesota and other armed vessels, all
trying In vain to catch her. until Cap
tain Gushing, 21 years of age, and his
men blew her up, himself and only
one other escaping, and as 1 see the
flagship Hartford, and the Richmond,
and the Monongahela. with other gun
boats, sweep past the batteries of Port
Hudson, and the Mississippi flows for
ever free to all northern and southern
craft, and under the fire of Dewey and
his men the Spanish ships at Manila
burn or sink, and the fleet rushing out
of Santiago harbor are demolished by
our guns, and the brave Cervera sur
renders. I cry out with a patriotic
emotion that I cannot suppress if I
would, and would not if T could, "Be
hold also the ships."
Fall Speed Ahead.
Full Justice has been done to the
men who at different times fought on
the land, but not enough has been said
of those who on ship's deck dared and
suffered all things. Cord God of the
rivers and the sea. help me in this ser
mon! So, ye admirals,- commanders,
captains, pilots, gunners, boatswains,
sailmakers, surgeons, stokers, mess
mates and seamen of all names, to
use your own parlance, we might as
well get under way and stand out to
sea. Let all landlubbers go ashore.
Full speed now! Four bells!
Never since the sea fight of Lepanto,
where 300 royal galleys, manned by
50,000 warriors, at sunrise. Sept. C,
1D71. met 230 royal galleys, manned by
120,000 men, and in the four hours of
battle 8,000 fell on one side and 25,
000 on the other; yea, never since the
day when at Actium. 31 years before
Christ, Augustus with 200 ships scat
tered the 220 ships of Mark Antony
and gained universal dominion as the
prize: yea, since the day when at
Salamls the 1,200 galleys of the Per
sians, manned by 500,000 men. were
crushed by Greeks with less than a
third of that force: yea. never since
the time of Noah? the first ship captain,
lias the world seen such a miraculous
creation as that of the American navy
There were about 200 available sea
men in all the naval stations and re
ceiving ships and here and there an
old vessel. Yet orders were given to
blockade 3.500 miles of sea coast,
greater than the whole coast of Eu
rope, and. besides that, the Ohio, Ten
nessee. Cumberland. Mississippi and
other great rivers, covering an extent
of 2,000 more miles, were to he pa
trolled. No wonder the whole civilized
world burst Into guffaws of laughter
at the seeming impossibility. But the
work was done, done almost Immedi
ately, done thoroughly and done with
a speed and consummate skill that
eclipsed all the history of naval archi
tecture. Deeds of .nrnl Heroes.
I recite today the deeds of our naval
lieioes. many of whom have not yet
received appropriate recognition. "Be
hold also the ships." As we will never
know what our national prosperity Is
worth until we realize what it cost. I
leeill the unreclted fnct thai the men
of the navy In all our wars ran espe
cial risks They had not only tho hu
man weaponry to'contend vlth. but the
tides, the fog, the storm. .Not like oth
er ships could they run into harbor at
the approach of an equinox or a cy
clone or a hurricane, because the har
bors were hostile. A miscalculation of
a tide might leave them on a bar, and
a fog might overthrow all the plans of
wisest commodore and admiral, and
accident might leave them not on the
land ready for an ambulance, but at
the bottom of the sea, as when in our
civil war the torpedo blew np the
Tecumseh In" Mobile bay, and nearly
nil on board perished. They were at
the mercy of the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans, which havo no mercy. Such
tempests as wrecked the Spanish arma
da might sin? day swoop upon the
squadron. No hiding behind the earth
works, no digging In of cavalry spurs
at the sound of retreat Mightier than
all the fortresses on all the coasts is
the ocean when it bombards a flotilla.
In the cemeteries for Federal and
Confederate dead are the bodies of
most of those who fell on the land.
But where those are who went down
in the war vessels will not he known
until the sea gives up Its dead. The
Jack Tars knew that, while loving
arms might carry the men who fell
on the land and bury tbem with solemn
liturgy and the honors of war, for the
bodies of those who dropped from the
ratlines Into the sea or went down
with all on board under the stroke of a
gunboat there remained the shark and
the whale and the endless tossing of
the sea which cannot rest. Once a
year. In the decoration of the graves,
those who fell in the laud were remem
bered. But how about the graves of
those who went down at sea? Noth
ing but the archangel's trumpet shall
reach their lowly bed. A few of them
were gathetud into naval cemeteries of
the laud, and we every year garland
the sod that covers them. But who
will put flowers on the fallen crew of
the exploded WestfTeld and Shawsheen
and the sunken Southfield and the
Winfield Scott? Bullets threatening In
front, bombs threatening from above,
torpedoes thieatenlng from beneath,
and the ocean, with its reputation of
0,000 years for shipwreck, lying all
around, am I not right iu saying It re
quired a special courage for the navy
In 1SG3 as it required especial courage
Christ the Admiral.
It looks picturesque and beautiful to
see a war vessel going out through the
Narrows, sailors In new rig singing,
A life on the ocean wave.
A home on the rolling deep,
the colors gracefully dipping to pass
ing ships, the decks Immaculately clean
and the guns at quarantine firing a
parting salute- But the poetry is all
gone out of that ship as it comes out
of that engagement, its deck red with
human blood, wheeihouse gone, the
cabins a pile of shattered mirrors and
destroyed furniture, steering wheel
broken, smokestack crushed, a hun
dred pound Whitworth rifle shot hav
ing left its mark from port to star
board, the shrouds rent away, ladders
splintered and decks plowed up and
smoke blackened and" scalded corpses
lying among those who are gasping
their last gasp far away from home
and kindred, whom they love as we
love wife and parents and children.
Oh, men of the American navy re
turned from Manila and Santiago and
Havana, as well as those who are sur
vivors of the naval conflicts of 1SG3
and 1SG4, men of the western gulf
squadron, -of the eastern gulf squad
ron, of the south Atlantic squadron, of
the north Atlantic squadron, of the
Mississippi squadron, of the Pacific
squadron, of the West India squad
ron and of the Potomac flotilla, hear
our thanks! Take the benediction of
our churches. Accept the hospitali
ties of the nation. If we had our
way, we would get you not only a pen
sion, but a home and a princely ward
robe and an equipage and a banquet
while you live and after your departure
a catafalque and a mausoleum of
sculptured marble, with a model of the
ship in which you won the day. It is
considered a gallant thing when in a
naval fight the flagship with its blue
ensign goes ahead up a river or Into a
bay, its admiral standing in the
shrouds watching and giving orders.
But I have to tell you, O veterans of
the American navy, if you are as loyal
to Christ as you were to the govern
ment, there is a flagship sailing ahead
of you of which Christ is the admiral,
and he watches from the shrouds, and
the heavens are the blue ensign, and he
leads you toward the harbor, and all
the broadsides of earth and hell can
not damage you, and ye whose gar
ments were once red with your own
blood shall have a robe washed and
made white in the blood of the Lamb.
Then strike eight bells! High noon in
A Word For Veterans.
While we are heartily greeting and
banqueting the sailor patriots just now
returned we must not forget the vet
erans of the navy now In marine hos
pitals or spending their old days In
their own or their children's home
steads. O ye veterans, I charge you
bear up under the aches and weak
nesses that you still carry from the
wartimes. You are not as stalwart as
you would have been but for that nerv
ous strain and for that terrific ex
posure. Let every ache and pain, in
stead of depressing, remind you of
your fidelity. You have in nerve
and muscle and bone and dimmed eye
sight and difficult hearing and short
ness of breath many intimations that
you are gradually going down. It Is
the" service of i -iny years ago that Is
telling on you. Be of good cheer. We
owe you just as much as though your
llfeblood had gurgled through the scup
pers of the ship In the Red river ex
pedition or as though you bad gone
down with the Melville off Hatteras.
Only keep your flag flying, as did the
Illustrious Weehawken. Good cheer,
my bojl The memory of man is poor,
and- all that talk about the country
never" forgetting' those who fought for
it Is an untruth. It does forgot. Wit
ness how the veterans sometimes had
to turn the hand organs on the street
to get their families a living. Wit
ness how ruthlessly some of them were
turned out of ofllce that some bloat of
a politician might take their place.
Witness tho fact that there Is uot a
man or woman now under 45 years of
ago who hns any full appreciation of
the four years' martyrdom of 1SC1 to
1SG5, Inclusive. But, while men may
forget, God never forgets. He remem
bers the swinging hammock. He re
members the forecastle. He remem
bers the frozen ropes of that January
tempest. He remembers the amputa
tion without sufficient ether. He re
members the horrors of that deafening
night when forts from both sides belch
ed on you their fury anil the heavens
glowed with ascending and descend
ing missiles of death and your ship
quaked under the recoil of the one hun
dred pounder, while all the gunners,
according to command, stood on tip
toe, with mouth wide open, lest the
concussion shatter hearing or brain.
He remembers It all better than you
remember It. and in some shape re
ward will bo given. God Is the best of
all paymasters, and for those who do
their whole duty to him and the world
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Sometlmes off the coast of England
the royal family have inspected the
British navy, maneuvered before them
for that purpose. In the Baltic sea the
czar and czarina have reviewed the
Russian navy. To bring before the
American people the debt they owe to
the uavy I go out with you on the At
lantic ocean, where there Is plenty of
room, mid iu imagination review the ! men of land and sea the old admiral
war shipping of our four great con- j was carried amid hundreds of thou
fllcts 1770. 1S12. 1SG5 and 1S0S. Swing . sands of uncovered heads on Broad-
Into line all ye frigates. Ironclads, fire
rafts, gunboats and men-of-war! There
tbey come, all sail set and all furnaces
In full blast, sheaves of crystal tossing
from their cutting prows.
And now all the squadrons of all de
partments, fiom smallest tugboat to
mightiest man-of-war. are In proces
sion, decks and rigging filled with men
who on the sea fought for the old flag
ever sluce we were a nation. Grandest
fleet the world ever saw! Sail on be
fore all ages! Run up all the colors I
Ring all the bells! Yea, open all the
portholes! Unlimber the guns and load,
and fire one great broadside that shall
shake the continents In honor of peace
and the eternity of the American Un
ion! But I lift my hand, and the
scene has vanished. Many of the ships
have dropped under the crystal pave
ment of the deep, sea monsters swim
ming in and out the forsaken cabin,
and ether old craft have swung into
the navy yards, and many of the brave
spirits who trod their decks are gone
up to the Eternal fortress, from whose
casements and embrasures may we
not hope they look down today with
joy upon a nation in rennited brother
hood? Foute and Forragnt.
All thoe of you who were In naval
service during the war of 1SG5 are now
in the afternoon or evening of life.
With some of you it is 2 o'clock. 3
o'clock, 4 o'clock, fi o'clock, and it will
soon be sundown. If you were of age
wben the war broke out. you are nower side, and the war so manv months
at least 60. Many of you have passed
Into the seventies. While in our Cu
ban war there were more Christian
commanders on sea and land than in
any previous conflict, I would revive
In your minds the fact that at least
two great admirals of the civil war
were Christians. Foote and Farragur.
Had the Christian religion been a cow
ardly thing they would have had noth
ing to do with it. In Its faith they
lived and died. In Brooklyn navy yard
Admiral Foote held prayer meetings
and conducted a revival on the receiv
ing ship North Carolina and on Sab
baths, far out at sea, followed tho
chaplain with religious exhortatlou. In
early life, aboard the sloop-of-war
Natchez, impressed by the words of a
Christian sailor, he gave his spare
time for two weeks to the Bible and at
the end of that declared openly,
"Henceforth, under all circumstances,
I will act for God." His last words
while dying at the Astor House, New
York, were: "I thank God for all his
goodness to me. He has been very
good to me." When he entered heaven,
he did not have fo run a blockade, for
it was amid the cheers of a great wel
come. The other Christian admiral
will he honored on earth until the day
when the fires from above shall lick
up the waters from lieneath, and there
shall be no more sea.
Oh, while old ocean's breast
Bears a white sail
And Cod's soft stars to rest
Guide through the gale.
Men will him ne'er forget.
Old heart of oak
According to his own statement, Far
ragut was very loose in his morals In
early manhood and practiced an kinds
of sin. One day he was called into
the cabin of his father, who was a
shipmaster. His father said, "David,
what are you going to be anyhow?"
He answered, "I am going to follow
the sea." "Follow the sea." said the
father, "and be kicked about the world
and die in a foreign hospital?" "No,"
said David; "! am going to command
like you." "No," said the father; "a
hoy of your habits will never command
anything." And his father burst Into
tears and left the cabin. From that
day David Farragut started on a ne
Captain Pennington, an honored eld
er of my Brooklyn church, was with
him in most of his battles and had his
intimate friendship, and he confirmed,
what I had heard elsewhere, that Far
ragut was Rood and Christian. In ev
ery great crisis of life he asked and
obtained the Divine direction. When
in Mobile bay th monitor Tecumseh
lank from a torpedo and the great war
ihlp Brooklyn, that was to lead the
tquadron, turned back, he said he was
at a loss to know whether to advance
or retreat, and he ays: "I prayed. 'O
God, who created man and gae him
reason, direct me what to do. Shall I
go on?' And a voice commanded me,
'Go on." And I went on." Was there
ever a more touching Christian letter
than that which ho wrote to his wife
from his flagship Hartford? "My dear
est wife. I write and leave this letter
for you. I am going into Mobile bay
In the morning If God Is my leader,'
and I hope he is, and In him 1 place 1
my trust. If he thinks it is the proper
place for me to die, I am ready to sub
mit to his will In that as all other
things. God bless and preserve you.
my darling, and my dear boy If any
thing should happen to me. May his
blessings rest upon you nnd your dear
Cheerful to the end. he said on board
the best in the market for
the Tallapoosa in the last voyage he
, ever took, "It would be well if I died
now In harness." The sublime Episco-
pal service for the dead was never
more appropriately rendered than over
' his casket, and well did all the forts of
New York harbor thunder as his body
was brought to the wharf, and well did
the mWute guns sound and the bells
toll as In a procer-slon having In Its
ranks the president of the United
States and his cabinet and the mighty
! way and laid on his pillow of dust In
beautiful Woodlawn Sept. 30 amid the
pomp of our autumnal forests.
But jnst a3 much am I stirred at the
scene on warship's deck before San
tiago last summer, when the victory
gained for our American flag over
Spanish oppression the captain took
off his hat and all the sailors and sol
diers did the same, and silently they
offered thanks to Almighty God for
what had been accomplished, nnd
when on another ship the soldiers and
sailors were cheering as a Spanish
vessel sank and Its officers and crew
were struggling In the waters and the
captain of our warship cried out:
"Don't cheer; the poor fellows are
drowning." Prayers on deck! Prayers
In the forecastle! Prayers In the cabin!
Prayers in the hammocks! Prayers on
the lookout at midnight! The battles
of that war opened with prayer, wero
pushed on with prayer and closed with
prayer, and today the American nation
recalls them with prayer.
A Nation's Greeting.
We hail with thanks the new genera
tion of naval heroes, those of the year
1S9S. We are too near their marvelous
deeds to fully appreciate them. A cen
tury from now poetry and sculpture
and painting and history will do them
better justice than we can do them
now. A defeat at Manila would have
been an Infinite disaster. Foreign na
tions not overfond of our American
Institutions would have joined the oth-
past would have been raging still, and
perhaps a hundred thousand graves
would have opened to take down onr
slain soldiers and sailors. It took this
country three years to eet over the
disaster at Bull Run at the opening of
the civil war. How many years It
would have required to recover from a
defeat at Manila in the opening of the
Spanish war I cannot say. God avert
ed the calamity by giving triumph to
our navy under Admiral Dewey, whose
coming up through the Narrows of
New York harbor day before yesterday
was greeted by the nation whoe wel
coming cheers will uot cease to re
sound until tomorrow, and next day
In the capital of the nation the jewel
ed sword voted by congress shall be
presented amid booming cannonade
and em bannered hosts, and our au
tumnal nights shall become a coufla
gratlon of splendor, but the tramp of
these processions and the flash of that
sword and the huzza of that greeting
and the roar of those guu and the il
lumination of those nights will be seen
and heard as long as a page of Ameri
can history remains inviolate.
Especially let the country boys of
America join In these greetings to the
returned heroes of Manila. It Is their
work. The chief character In all the
scene is the once country lad. George
Dewey. Let the Yermonters come
down and find him older, but the same
modest, unassuming, almost bashful
person that they went to school with
and with whom they sported on the
playground. The honors of all the
world cannot spoil him. A few week3
ago at a banquet In England some of
the titled noblemen were affronted be
cause our American minister plenipo
tentiary associated the name of Dewey
with that of Lord Nelson. As well
might we be affronted because the
name of Nelson Is associated with that
of our most renowned admiral. The
one name in all the coming ages will
stand as high as the other. So this
day, sympathizing with all the fes
tivities and celebrations of the past
week and with all the festivities and
celebrations to come this week, let us
anew thank God and those heroes of
the American navy who have douo
racb great things for onr beloved land.
Come aboard the old ship Zion, ye sail
ors and soldiers, whether still in the
active service or honorably discharged
and at home having resumed citizen
ship. And ye men of the past, your
last battle on the seas fought, take
from me In God's name salutatfou and
good cheer. For the few remaliilnc
tights with sin and death aud hell make
ready. Strip your vessel for the fray.
Hang the sheet chains over the side
Send down the topgallant masts. Bar
ricade the wheel. Rig In tho flying
Jib boom. Steer straight for the shin
Ins shore and hear the shout of the
great Commander of earth nnd heaven
as he cries from the shrouds,."To him
that overcometh will I give to eat of
the tree of life which Is In the midst of
the paradise of God. Hosannal Ho
sanna! Drowning Mntrlmonlnl Ambitions.
The number of women whom Robert
Browning said he wanted to marry aft
er his wife's death has been Increased
by the name of the late Mrs. Bloom
field Moore of Philadelphia, who was
the financial backer and dope of Keely,
the motorman. Her posthumous pa
pers, however, prove that she preferred
to be only n sister to him. But the dis
covery of the widower gallantries of
Browning makes the publication of the
Browning love letters rather ridiculous.