Newspaper Page Text
Comes a cry from the Cuban water, From the warm, dusk Antilles, From the lost Atlanta's daughter. Drowned in blood as drowned i*ijeaa? Comes a cry of purpled anguish. See her struggles! Hear her cries 1 Shall she live, or shall she languish? Shall she sink, or shall she rise? f She shall rise by all that's holy! She shall live, and she shall Inst, Bise as we, when crushed and lowly From the blackness of the past. Bid her strike! Lo, it is written Blood for blood and life for lifel Bid her smite as she is smitten. Stars and stripes were born of strife. P Once we flashed our lights of freedom, Lights that dazzled her dark eyes Till she could but yearning heed them, Reach her hands and try to -rise. Then they stabbed her, choked her, drown ed her, Till we scarce could hear a note. Ah, these rustling chains that bound her! Oh, these robbers at her throat! r And the kind that forged these fetters ? Ask five hundred years for news. Stake and thumbscrew for their betters! Inquisition! Banished Jews! Chains of slavery! What reminder Of one red man in that land? Why, these very chains that bound her Bound Columbus, foot and hand! She shall rise as rose Columbus From his chains, from shame and wrong, Bise as morning, matchless, wondrous, Rise as some rich morning song, Bise a ringing song and story, Valor, love personified, Stars and stripes espouse her glory, ' Love and liberty allied. ?Joaquin Miller in Milwaukee Sentinel. THE BEST OLD GUN IN TOWN I never thought I'd r.eed her, That gun o' mine, ng'in; N'er ever have ter take her Frum the rack she's rustin in, But times is changed, an, Johnny, You might's well han' her down. Thar's still some tig lit in in her, The best ole gun in town! ? They heard her at Manassas. She ripped away like fun, An made some lively music, I tell you, at Bull Run, An ever'whars she helt her own, Till peaca come 'long ter drown That overpowerin voice o' her'n, The best ole gun in town! I'm sorry that she's needed? I 'lowed the wars wuz done, An that I'd never have ter fill More graves with that ole gun But times is changed, an, Johnny, You might's well ban' her down. Once more they'll hear the musio O' the best ole gun in town! ? F. L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution. A WAR SONG. To arms I To arms! the eagle screams. The bugle sounds the call. The roar of battle's on the breeze. Our gallant navy plows the seas. We're ready, one and all] A Spartan spirit fills the land And mounts upon the gale. Our flying squadrons furious ride Upon the ocean, deep and wide, Surcharged with iron hail! i The stars and stripes our oriflamb, The Maine our battlecry, | We'll swift avenge our shipmates' death, i Spain execrate at every breath j And fight her till we die! We'll arbitrate with cannon balls, Teach rapine to refrain, J ? O'erturn by force of arms tho wrong, ! In God our trust, in justice strong, r ^ Till liberty obtain! ! We'll double shot each bellowing gun And tinge the oceans red, Rain down upon Spain's vaunted fleet An avalanche of iron sleet And pave their decks with dead. As bravely speed our gallant tars ,4 Across the raging sea. We'll charge upon the Spanish main, Annihilate the hordes of Spain And set poor Cuba free! ?David James Evans. ? \ MARCHING SOUTHWARD. Again the fire of Bunker Rill Fills every martial band. Again the sound of marching feet Is heard throughout the land. 3' The hosts are streaming through the south Along historic ways, And Chickamauga sees again The eainpflre's fitful blaze. Now southron marches side by side His friend from lands of .snow. And every blade is drawn against The nation's common foe. Among north Georgia's somber hills The bugle calls to strife, And ghosts that dwell on Konesaw Are stirred again with life. ?J. A. Hall in Atlanta Journal. A TOUCHING INCIDENT. Old Confederate Veterans Shed Tears While Thfy Salute Old Glory. ? Mr. Geo. Snyder, who has just returned from the Elks' convention at New Orleans, reports a beautiful patriotic incident asfollows: A beautiful sight was witnessed at New Orleans last week by the visiting Elks. At the New Orleans race track the United States troops are encamped, and on last Thurs day afternoon during guard mount about 400 old Confederate veterans, some in their old uniforms, marched into the fair ground headed by a baud and wheeled on to the track and marched past the grand stand, which was crowded with visitors and New Orleans citizens, with their band playing "Dixie." Just as they passed the stand every one ot them took off his hat and saluted Old Glory. Pandemonium broke loose; the United States regulars cheered to the echo, while the United States band played "The Star Spangled Banner." After marching past the stand they wheeled and came back, the Confederate band playing "The Star Spangled Banner," and the United States band, "Dixie." Again the old Confederate veterans sa luted the flag with tears streaming down their cheeks. By this time, everybody was weeping. Old women who had lost dear ones during the civil war went almost frantic in their efforts to sa lute the flag. This incident goes to show the patriotism of the South ern people. Our informant says he never saw more patiiotic people since the war begun, than those of the south. Cmnp Life Advantages. Camp life under severe military discipline has its advantages as well as discomforts. It enforces regular ity, always an adjunct to good health. With plenty of drilling, the ordinary military diet and cer tain allotted hours for rest, the soldier boys, if they take good care of themselves, will soon be of tougher libre and stronger muscle. Exposure may be beneficial as well as blasting, "and labor and hard bed better for a young man than a soft job and a soft bed. Too many sons are too tenderly reaied for their own good, and a few weeks or months of hardship may inure to the lasting physical advantage, and mental, too, if they are only keen enough to learn the lessons of their experience. But camp life will be helpful only to those who are watchful of their own welfare and carefully avoid excesses com mon to the thoughtless and vicious. ? Troy Press. W?8t Virginia Soldiers. The Charleston Gazette says The first orders to the West Vir ginia soldiers for active service came in true military style. They were without consideration of any feeling except that of duty. Rain, mud, midnight, and they were off. For days the boys have been champing the bit over their neces sarily slow physical examination, and mustering in, but as soon as that was accomplished the first West Virginia regiment responded to orders and removed southward. In every military movement of this kind there is much youthful enthusiasm, much desire to try new experiences, but there are other and graver considerations which influence the majority of patriotic citizens. There have gone from West Virginia men who bad every inducement to stay at home. They have left behind families and de pendents who need their watchful care. They have business inter ests far more valuable than the paltry pay of a soldier. They real ize to the lullest the peril, the sac rifice of such a step, and no consid eration on earth would induce them to go away on their present mission but the highest and grandest principle of duty. These men may not smell Spanish powder, but they are heroes, nevertheless. "Brave smiles are cloaks to un shed tears." We realize this and say, Bravo! well done! West Virginia boys will do their duty? they will do it bravely; they will do it well; they will do it promptly, as surely as the tears and prayers of loved ones will follow them. Right you are, neighbor. A Household Necessity. Cascarets Candy Cathartic, the most won derful medical discovery of the age, pleas ant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and positively on kidnej-s, liver and bowels, cleansing the entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fever/ habitual constipa tion and biliousness. Please buy and try a box of C. C. C. to-day; 10, 25, 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all druggists. Coin wrappers at the Review of fice. HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a bottle or common glass with urine and let it stand twenty four hours; a sediment or settling indicates an unhealthy condition of the kidneys. When urine stains linen it is positive evidence of kid ney trouble. Too frequent desire to urinate or pain in the back, is also convincing proof that the kidneys and bladder are out of order. WHAT TO DO. There is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney rem edy, fulfills every wish in relieving pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urin ary passages. It corrects inability to hold urine and scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and over comes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to get up many times during the night to urinate. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp Root is soon real ized. It stands the higher for its wonderful cures of the most dis tressing cases. If you need a medi cine you should have the best. Sold by druggists, price fifty cents and one dollar. You may have a sam-. pie bottle and pamphlet sent free by mail, upon reciept of three two cent stamps to cover cost of postage on the bottle. Mention Sisiersville Weekly Oil Review and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing hampton, N. Y. The proprietor ol this paper guarantees ihe genine ness of this offer. Some Kamplett of Spelling. A Jersey City druggist is making a collection ot the queer orders he receives from people who send children to t)ie store for things. Here are a few samples of them. "This child is my little girl. I sent you five cents to buy to sitless powders for a groan up adult who is sike." Another reads: ''Dear Doctor, pies gif barer five sense worse of Auntie Toxyne for to gargle babi's throat and obleage." An anxicus mother writes: ''You will pleas give the lettle boi fiVe cents worth of epecac for to throw up in a five months old babe. N. B. The babe has a sore stummick. This one puzzed the druggist: "I have a cute pain in my child's diagram. Please give my son something to reltase it." Another anxious mother wrote: ' My little babey has eat up its father's parish plasther. Send an antedote quick as possible by the enclosed little girl.'' This writer was evidently in pain. "I haf a hot time in my insides and which I wood like it to be ex tinguished. What is good for to extinguish it? The inclosed quar ter is for the price of the extin guisher. Hurry, please. ? New York Sun. ANIMAL ODDITIES. It is said that an ordinary caterpillar In creases 10,000 times in bulk 30 days from 1 the time it is hatched. In India there is a species of butterfly in which the malohag the left wing yellow and the right one red. The colors of the female aro vice versa. The average speed of a carrier pigeon in oalm weather is 1,310 yards a minute. With a strong wind in tho direction of flight some pigeons have covored 1,080 yards a minute. .The owl's eyes have no musclos by which the> can be moved, but extraordi nary flexibility \h the muscles of tho neck enables tho owl to move his head with in credible rapidity in any direction. ORCHARD AND GARDEN. Plant out plenty of small fruits. To grow lergc onions from seed fow very early. Pears nc?d better land and moro thor ough cultivation than apples. Train the grapovines so as to permit a free circulation of air underneath. It will lessen the liability to rot. It never injures a treoor vino to cut out the dead wood at any season. When the leaves are out Is a good time to do this. Willows grow readily from cuttings. They can ho planted to good advantage along streams to prevent injury by wash ing. If the weather should sot in dry after planting, it will bo found advisable to water trees a few times in order to get thorn started to growing. If a tred Is dried out when received, the best plan is to bury it completely for two or threo days and then take it up and set it out, pruning when needed. The strawberry can bo grown on small plots that will not aflord room for a tree, and as it produces fruit in ono year it is a most valuable plant for the family.? St. Louis Republic. The I^east lie Could Do. Visitor ? -And your daughter painted 'thisxieautiful picture? Mrs. Uppstartt ? My daughter paint it? No, indeed! Her teacher did the work. | Considering what we pay him for lessons, it was the least ho could do! ? Boston Transcript. A Pessimistic Writer. He takes of life a dismal view, And I have heard it said His books are so extremely "bluo" They never can be read. ?Up to Date. Real War. "Why, Chumpley, yon look as though you had been to war. Get battered that way in the poker game last night?" "Yes, in the poker game that iny wife played after I went home. "-?Detroit Free Press. ..... ? ? -r- ~ STRIPPING OFF IIIS STRIPES. He Vu n Serge?t and He Loved John Barley<?rn. A great gathering in St. James' Park yesterday morning witnessed the process of reduction to the ranks of a corporal . and the strip* ping off of stripes, for his offense of having taken too much drink. When the battalion of the Sec ond Grenadiers, under Colonel Ricardo, which is stationed at Wellington barracks, formed up in a hollow square in front of the long line of yellow building situated only a stone's throw from Bucking ham palace, at a few minutes after 10 o'clock yesterday morning, promenaders in Bird Cage Walk knew at once that something out of the ordinary was about to happen. Just now St: James* Park at this hour, is thronged with all sorts of people on ibot, in carriage or on horseback. So evident was it that something of importance was about to happen that the crowd pressed eagerly against the long high iron ? fence which shuts off the barracks' parade ground from the drive, and not only was the foothpath quickly occupied by the interested specta tors but the carriage drive was blocked by vehicles, whose occu pants wished to learn what the drawing up of the battalion meant. The spectators had not long to wait. Hardly had the square been formed than an officer stepped into the center of it with a sheet of pa per in his hand, Before beginning to read what was written on the screed he gave a sign, and two or derlies brought before him a young man in the uniform of a corporal, whose aspect betrayed clearly enough the distress tie was suffer ing from his position. Then, with a gesture commanding silence, the officer read off in a loud tone cf voice, which could be heard even by the public, how Corporal , having been duly found guilty of the misconduct of drunkenness by a court martial composed of a ma jor and two lieutenants, had been sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, to have his corporal stripes re moved and to be reduced to the rank of a common soldier. The silence that fell on the throng during this severe and pub lie exposure was deathlike. The people peering .through the iron bars of the barriers were hushed, while those in the carriages were, perhaps, too surprised to order their coachmen to drive on. Then came the dramatic feature of the punishment, which brought a deep flush to the prisoner's face ? quickly replaced by a death like pallor ? and cries of "Shame!" Shamej" from those on the footpath. This was the cutting off of the corporal's stripes. To more than one of the spectators this dramatic spectacle must have recalled the degradation of Dreyfus, who wras considered guilty of the greatest crime a soldier could commit. At the vvord given by the officer two orderlies cut from the sleeves of the unfortunate corporal's coat the white lines indicating his posi tion in the service. A moment more and the victim was hurried away into the barracks, to undergo his fourteen days' imprisonment. ? London Mail. COL. W. J. BRYAN The tirrnt Free Silver Lender, AcceplH n Commission to Rntae n Regiment of Volunteer*. Lincoln, Neb., May 17. ? William J. Bryan is to organize a third regi ment of volunteers to tender their services to the President as soon as mustered. Governor Holcomb to day issued him a commission as colonel with authority to proceed, and Mr. Bryan told the Associated Press correspondent tonight that he would accept the commission. Sew Seti 00 1 IIou?e. ' The Board of Education of Aliis district has purchased two town lots in T. N. Wells' addition and will erect a nice four room, two story frame school building in Garry Owen at once. The building will be large and modern and a very handsome and substantial building. Plans and specifications will be made at once and the Board will be ready to let the contract in a few days for the material and work. This new school building is an ac tual necessity in order to accommo date the children with anything like comfort. We approve the action of the Board, but think it would be cheaper in the end to erect a handsome brick instead of a frame building. This is another evidence that will not stand a denial that our town is increasing in population and that the people are here to stay. 1 ??? Not a Well Day Did She See For Months?Can Mow Sleep Well, Eat Well, and Pains Have Disappeared. "For several months my health had been failing, and I did not have a well day in this time. I had severe paia9 in my back, my limbs ached and I was restless at night. I suffered with loss ol appetite and severe nervous headaches. A friend advised me to try Hood's Sarsa parilla. After taking this medicine for a while I found I was gaining in health rapidly. I now have a good appetite, can sleep well, and the pains with which I suffered have almost entirely disappeared. I am gaining in flesh. I am still taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and 1 recommend it wherever I go." Miss SARAH SMITH, 311 North Park Street, Chillicothe, Ohio. HOOCl'S S parilla Is the Best-in fact the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1. six for $5. Get only Hood's. ,, act harmoniously with Hood S Fills Hood's Sarsaparilla. SPAIN'S TROOPS AND OURS. Their Soldiery hu?I Methods Inferior in Every Wny. Great is the difference between Spanish and American military methods. A little recapitulation will show it. On the morning of February 24, 1895, there was great excitement and disorder in Havana at the place of the captain general of Cuba. News had been received of a conspiracy throughout the is land against the Spanish govern ment and of the uprising of a small band of not more than 40 men in Havana province under Manuel Garcia, of the presence at Mantan zas ot another band composed of 50 men under Betancourt, and also that Bartolome Maso had taken the field near Manzanillo, Santiago de Cuba, with about 200 followers. It was tue beginning of the preseut revolution. The captain general, Don Kmilio Calleja e Isasi, said by the Span iards to have been a hero and a great military commander during the civil wars in Spain, was bewil dered that morning. The news caused him to prepare a decree de claring the island in a state of siege which he published in the evening; to plan a military campaign against the revolutionists; to frame a truce to propose to them, under promise that Spain would grant to Cuba ample and fair reforms. He sum moned to the palace a junta of Spanish authorities, a committee of autonomists, the colonels of vol unteers, and many of his personal friends. His desk and two tables near by were covered with maps of the six provinces, reports irom the governors ot all the important cities, and with many other papers of the kind. He sought advice from everybody, and everybody, from the officers of volunteers to the most ignorant Havana shop keepers, explained in loud voices, gesticulating, puffing and spitting on the marble floor, plans of their own. Nothing practical was done, of course, for many long days, and the revolution grew stronger. Two mouths after the Spanish cabinet of Canovas recalled Calleja, and appointed Martinez Campos cap tain general ot Luba. Martinez Campos landed and was received by the Spaniards as a sa vior. He was the general that pacified Cuba in 1878, and ended the civil war in Spain in favor of Don Alfonso XII. He was said to be a military genius and a man of extraordinary luck. He made some twenty trips around the island, al ways leaving Havana unexpectedly. He was defeated at Peralejo, and on December 24, 1895, be entered the capital pursued by the trium phant forces of General Gomez, who, without any military organi zition and with few arms and little ammunition, had marched from east to west at the rear of the Span ish columns. Martinez Campos, as soon as he reached Havana that day, sum moned another junta, and. with tears in his eyes, confessed to all that he had been defeated. The confusion was tremendous. The first idea of the Spaniards was to stand by him, the second to kick him out. The volunteers made a great demonstration in his honor, and two days feter compelled him to resign. Troops marched through the streets without order or con cert. As in the times of Calleja, every man tried to have the army adopt his individual plans. Mar tinez Campos left in disgrace and Weyler replaced him. A witness of those scenes of dis order and incapacity can not fail to observe the contrast between them and the calm order of things pre vailing now at Ifempa at the head quarters of the American army that ? within a few days will probably in- I vade the inland of Cuba. Every- I thing is done here quietly and well. \ Judging only by appearances, no one could imagine that in the big hotel here, where so many beauti ful women gather in the evening, surrounded by handsome officers, aud listen to the music ol fine mili tary bands, such a serious thing as the invasion of a foreign land, is actually being planned. General Shatter does not make a show as a Spanish general would, pretending that he is too busy to talk to anybody and keeping around him a regiment of officers running here and there with mes sages in their hands. A foreigner, used to noise and> bustle of the Latin race9, has to ask here who the general is to find him. And yet, that man, with a simple and severe uniform, contrasting so much with the gorgeous dress of a Spanish general, is polite to all who approach him and of a modest demeanor; that man has studied inch by inch the map ot Cuba as Blanco has never done and is ready to strike a decisive blow against Spain with the mathemati cal precision of a chess player raov I ing his men on the chess board. That same strange simplicity also impresses the loreigner who has traveled in Spain when he first visits the war department building at Washington, The ab sence of soldiers at the war head quarters of a nation engaged in war is a great contrast to the hun dreds of sentinels that you find everywhere at the Ministerio de la Guerra, in Madrid. General Miles 'dressed as a civilian, politely re ceiving you at his office, after you .send him your card, makes a re I markable contrast to the Spanish ministro, dressed in a gala uniform, who designs to receive a foreigner, I after making him wait a couple of hours, surrounded by armed sol diers. Spain, with all this fuss, considers herself a great military nation; and yet she has lost all her wars, while this plain, matter-of fact nation has never been defeated. If the moral and intellectual differences between both armies are so great, it the Americans are so superior to the Spaniards in every thing intellectual, their superiority is no less marked, physically con sidered. Observing the American army emcainped at Tampa, one does not seem physically perfect. When they drill they present a liv ing example of that ideal army ot which Napoleon dreamed so long and which is described by Colonel Wagner in these words- "An army of men having the same physical and moral qualities, the same animat ing impulses, and the same degree of discipline." They are simply machines moved by a scientific im pulse. Nothing more perfect can be imagined, and, for a man who has seen the Spanish army in peace and war, it does not seem extrava gant to say that one American reg ular is worth at least five Spanish regulars on that field of battle. It was late in November of 1895 when the Spanish steamer Mont evideo brought to Havana 1,500 Spanish soldiers, a part of the 200, 000 that have failed in Cuba to conquer the insurgents. They were said by the Spaniards to be the best tro9ps coming from Spain to Cuba. Martinez Campos had declaied his great confidence in them because they were all under 18 years of age. He said: "Boys fight better than men." But what a poor sight they pre sented to the impartial observer! Sickly, anaemic, they marched in a disorderly way from the pier to the barracks. Two days later they were engaged in a fight with Maceo at Mai Tiempo. Two hundred of them were cut to pieces by the machetes of the Cubans, and they ail left their arms and ammunition in the hands of insurgents. They did not lack courage, but they were absolutely undrilled. They did not know how to use their arms. The modern rifle, of small caliber, with smokeless powder, was of less, use to them in the affray than sticks would have been. Asa rule, they are all such now. They have learned to fire, but they rarely hit the mark. The experience of thei insurgent army is evidence enough for this statement. " It is evident, therefore, what the result of the campaign in Cuba wi 1 be. Even without the valuable co operation of General Gomez, who, as soon as his men are all armed, will be able to clear the country of Spaniards, no military man here doubts that the 20,000 American regulars under General Shafter, if that should be their number, can disperse on the battlefield all the troops of Blanco, Pando and Arolas combined, and do so as easily and brilliantly as Dewey disposed of the Spanish fleet and forts that defend Cavite. ? Tampa letter in New York Si*. When bilious or costive, eat a Cascaret, candy cathartic, cure wuarameed, ioc, 15.