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FRIDAY, May 13, 1898.
"Sampson, Dewey Schley
them?" is the naval query just now.
Spain has discovered something
harder to whip than bull-fights.
Turn the "bulls" of our cotton
and wheat markets loose on Spain
and let her tight something she's
Congressman Broussard, failing
to get a colonelship from Gov.
Foster, can ship to Cuba as ballast
in ,ne of our naval sbips.-Daily
The latest excuse for the fail
ure of the Spanish at Manila is
that they cannot fight early in the
morning--when it is dowey.-Dai
It worried us to lose the Maine,
But now it does not vex us,
As Dewey gave it to poor Spain
Right in the solar plexus.
Let Spanish parrots rip and tear
And pour forth oaths of flame;
Our .gloridus eagle scorns to swear,
But gets there just the same.
-Detroit Free Press.
The resignation of Postmaster
General Gary takes from the presi
!4dent's cabinet the best man in it. I
He was an ardent believer in the
l establishment of postal savings
&:banks, but his plan does not seem
Vto have been pushed very hard by
S:bis republican associates. That
would not be in keeping with their '
The people of Spain are split up
; to opposing factions which have t
* to blows and the shedding of c
M and will probably, soon be
$ar, while the people of the
S States as neual, close up
itks at the first note of war,
e wiltl make short work
all of our regular army, E
0,: 0 woll-aesoned . sol- C
,e now at Tampa, Fla., l
foeabarkation to Cuba, "
,t 40,00 volunteers will
i`ti a week. The days
misrule in Cuba are
g:oe-ee" .is what the
e~gI~ gthe parade soi- e
,to t nlist, and a
$111 fres ath in verse C
i s rte& a
esWt p eratp. Ver
The great naval battle at Manila
was even more sweeping than the
account which we were able to
give of it last week showed. There
were eleven Spanish ships destroy
=e d-all the war vessels Spain had
in that part of the world. Some
1200 Spaniards were killed and
o wounded, while not an Amorican
lost his life, only eight wounded,
and none of our ships disabled.
The forts of Cavite and Corri
gidor which guard the entrance to
the hay were completely destroy
ed and are in our possession, while
Manila could be taken in a half
hour, and will soon be compelled
to surrender from the blockade of
our fleet by the sea, and the Ma
nila insurgents by land.
Commodore Dewey has been
given a vote of thanks, a sword
and an Admiral's commission by
congress for his brilliant record.
The Spaniards made a stubborn
fight, had many more guns, ships
andi men than we, and many of
the men sank with their ships fight
ing to the last. It was the intelli
gent planning, the perfect disci
pline, the cool bravery and the
skilled marksmanship of all on our
side that achieved such wonderful
Twice did exploding shells start
fires on our ships, that without the
coolest anti promptest attention
would certainly have destroyed
them. Twice the Spanish torpedo
boats crept out under cover of the
smoke, while the fiercest battle was
apparently absorbing all attention,
hoping to get near enough to ad
minister certain destruction to our
fine cruisers, but each time the
eagle eye of the Commodore es
pied them and directed his men to
center their fire on the little sea
devils, with the result that one
was cut in two by a single shot, an
other was driven ashore full of
holes, and a third was sunk.
Thus does brain and brawn hap
pily combined tell over all opposi
tion. The Anglo-Saxon has an
other foothold in the Pacific.
We clip the following from an
Arizona paper, which also contain
ed the names of the members, and
among them our old Natchitochian
8. D. Kearney, who joined the
company as indicated by his card
last week, was passed, and is now
on his way to the rondevous.
Fifty-five more recruits for Cap
tain Jack Fletning's troop in the
Cowboy regiment came up from
the south last night and went on to
Santa Fe. They were under the
charge of G. A, Settle, of Central,
formerly of the Fifth and Seventh
cavalries, as Captain Fleming him
self was unable to come on account
of the death of one of his chiklren,
lIe will join his troop in New Or
leans, to which place they have
The men.were a fine looking lot,
fully up to the high standard estab
lished by thosi who have passed
through to Sarta Fe before and it
is safe to predict that New Mexi
co's quota will equal that from
Ariaos, which is saying a great
The Santa Fe company has se
ored the contract for carrying in
to San Antonio, Texas, from Santa
Fe, L, M.i and Prescott, Ariz.,
Nthe 4sw Mexico and Arisona cow
boysat:thave enlisted in the cav
airy~reiment, being formed by
Thedre oosevelt, late assistant
sec~retaryof the navy. There are
ftraeen offiBCers and 340 men en
listed atSanta Fe, and ten officers
a.nd 200 men enlistel at Prescott.
ThLe men at Prescott have already
itlftor Sin Antonio, via Albuquer
gueind il Pasis and the men at
banta Fe will' leave tbia evening.
via Lamy Junction and Trinidad,
At. San-- Antonio the men will be
ilpp..,e as cavalrymen, and as
a9sth. re'agiient is- formed it
te ' Uthat it will .be sant to
(~msB oare the pick of the
x-a~ iidr of. the two tprito
nmake one of dbt·oiost
!t o: the ,Unitid &5tate~
Be shows that the
r eat coporartions
a war for libir
I namber of this
Wo W ill for
M lon. .
After Co. I had died a natural
death, some of its more patriotic
members including its gallant cap
tain, W. S. Trichel responded to
the call of country for men and
raised some thirty or more good
younr men, and by co-alescing
with Co. "K" of Shreveport made
a creditable presentation to the U.
S. recruiting station New Orleans.
This had been done on the as
snranco that no rigid examination,
if any at all, would be required,
because several of the boys includ
ing the captain, were not in the
best of health, and some did not
come up to regular army stature.
But it seems that several of the
company officers and all above
them in the army have a pretty
good salary attached, and the great
salary-placer, Murphy J. "smelled
a very large mice," and deftly
worked the racket to make these
salaries contribute to his political
plans. A rigid examination was
trumped up and several of course,
were knocked out, and room was
made for Murphy's friends.
When their captain was refused
every boy for Natchitoches came
home save two, Cary Blanchard and
R. M. Wialmsley Jr., who will
hold small positions in a new conm
pany made up from remnants of
The boys did right, some sacri
ficed what was to them very good
positions in coming home. But
war is one of the most serious
things a man can enter, and he
should be allowed to choose his
own officers and have a few of his
friends and acquaintances along
with him. Politics have no place
there and none save the most un
scrupulous and abandoned trader
and trickster in politics would
think of doing what his f'raudulen
cy, Murphy J. Foster, is contin
ually doing in this fraud-ridden r
W. J. Bryan to National Com- (
An unanswerable Statement Show
ing why Those who are Oppos
ed to Gold-and Monopoly Should
The following letter has been re
ceived by Mr. Josephus Danickls,
National Committeman from North
Carolina, from Mr. William J.
Dear Mr. Daniels: Owing to
the pressure of other engagemnts, d
my conference with you at Wash
ington was very brief, and I write
you now, ,least I mtay not have suf
ficiently emphasized the importance
of co-operation in North Carolin a.
If the action of the party in t
yeour State concerned the people of
your State only, I wouid not ven
ture an opinion, but the action of
your State will have its intfluence
on national politics, and will help
or himler that co-operation upon
which we must ultimately win the
fight for bimetalism.
Senator Jones and Butler, antd
Ex-Congrersman Towne, acting for n
three committees, have called upon
the reform forces to unite for the
campaign of 1898, and in my judg -
ment that co-operation is both wise
and necessary. When theoDemo
oratic party adopted the Chicao
platform and beasme the ehampi
on of the great iommon peope,
the !gold Democrats deserted the
party and igave direct or indirect
support to the Reptubhean ticket.
In the'hour of need the Populist
Y our Fcct
and we will end their troubles. We have made glad feet
oat of manytthathave been suffering for years. We
cIkin't make thefeet over, but we did lt them in a
way "lhat led to comfort and happiness.
W:: can do as much for you if
yIou' ineed of it.
S tas t pri·as --em ithfully and SoIO
u aseling for the least
m p tiblew ith honet shoes ' jgp
r'1" '' S , ». .ip" . r
Iand silver Repjulicaus came to the
rescue shall we repulse these friends
Snow in order to conciliate ,old
Deml)ocrats. If the rcturnin) I)em
- Oc;als have been conve'rteld a( ani re
now in sympathy with the Chicago
platforma, they will favor sunc co
SopeQration as will give success to
i that pkLtform; if they are only
acting withl the party now in order
to make a* fut'ure desertion Iiore
hurtful to the party, they ought
novtto be permitted to alienate our
Mr. Carlisle, in 1878, denounc
ed the :grld standard conspiracy as
the m111t gigantic crime of all
ages; in the presence of such a
conspiracy, personal considerations
should give way to patriotism.
For the Presiddent to reject the
aid of Democrats in meeting the
attack of the Spanish would he no
greater blunder than for the Dem
ocrats to refuse co-operation with
the Populists and silver Republi
cans overthrowing foreign domina
tion in our financial affairs.
Co-operation is supported by
the three National organizations,
and a failure to carry out this plan
in one State makes co-operation
in other States more difficult. If
our forces are to fight each other
rather than the comon onemy, let
not the blame rest upon those who
are devoted to Democracy as de
fined in the Chicago platform.
Co-operation requires charity and
liberality (of opinion upon the pairt
of all concerned, but I feel sure
that a clear realization of the evils
of the ,gold standard alu! an ear
nest ldesire for the reCstoration of
bi-metaism will har:onize all dif
The Chicago platform grows
strouner every day, and our op
ponents can only hope for victory
through a division of our forces.
W. J. BRYAN.
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