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THE CEL1NA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
c IJg' m If If 3 tt A. m 8 1 9 88 82 83 8? 82 8? 1 $2, THE NAME OF OLD GLORY BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY i OLD GLORY! say. who. By the ships ancfthe crew, And the long, blended ranks of the gray and theblue,- Who gave you, Old Glory, the name that you bear With such pride everywhere As you cast yourself free to the rapturous air And leap out full length, as we're wanting you to ? Who gave you that name, with ihe ring of the same. And fne honor and fame so becoming to you bur stripes stroked in ripples of white and of red. With your stars at their glittering best overhead By day or by night Their delightfulfest light n , r Lf , Laughing aown from their Utile square heaven of blue! Who gave you the name of Old Glory ?- say, who Who gave you the name of Old Glory? TAe old banner lifted, and faltering then In vague lisps and whispers fell silent again. mil ii Old Glory,-speak out !-we are asking about How you happened to"favor"a name, so to say. That sounds so familiar and careless and gay As we cheer it and shout in our wild breezy way We -the crowd, every man of us, calling you that iUe-Tom, Dick,and Harry-each swinging his hat And hurrahing "Old Glory!" like you were our kin, When -Lord!- we all know we Ye as common as sin! And yet it just seems like you humor us all And waft us your thanks, as we hail you and fall Into line, with you over us, waving us on Where our glorified, sanctified betters have gone And this is the reason weVe wanting to know CAnd were wanting it so-- . Where our own fathers went we are willing to goj Who gave you the name of Old Glorv-Ohol Who gave you the name of Old Glory ? The old flag unfurled with a billowy thrill For an instant, then wistfully sighed and was still. in Old Glory: the story we're wanting to hear Is what the plain facts of your christening were, For your name -fust to hear it, Repeat it, and cheer it, 's a tang to the spirit As salt as a tear;- And seeing you fly, and the boys marching by, Theres a shout in the throat and a blur in the eye And an aching to live for you always -or die,. If, dying, we still keep you waving on nigh. And so, by our love For you. floating above, Ancf the scars'of all wars and the sorrows thereof, Who gave you the name of Old Glory, and why Are we thrilled at the name of Old Glory? Then the old banner leaped, like a sail in the blast. And fluttered an audible answer at last - And it spake, with a shake of the voice, and it said: By the driven snow-white and the living blood -red Of my bars, and their -heaven of stars overhead By the symbol conjoined of them all, skyward cast, As I float from the sieeple, or flap at the mast, Or droop o'er the sod where the lond grasses nod My name is as old as the glory of'God. . . .5o I came by the name of Old blory. COPYRICHT 1900 BY JAMES WHITCOMB HILEY r Ki S3 a Ra tea Pa tsa tei Rj M Ra ICS i a Pes tei hi a fci M M a THIS inspiring poem was read by Mr. Eiley on February 23, 1903, when the Etate of Indiana presented a sword to xdmiral Taylor, who commanded the battleship Indiana in the encasement off Santiago. Before, reading the stanzas, the poet paid an introductory tribute to the flag as follows : "It may seem a late day. in which to attempt a tribute to our glorious old flag, the Stars and Stripes;" but that it is an ever newer glory in our eyes and an ever dearer rapture in our hearts. The coming generations of its patriot followers, high and low, can but lift to it. continu ous voices of applause and benediction. Master orators may eulogize it till no further thrill of speech seems left with which to fitly glorify it, or poets may sing its praise till their song seems one with the music of the ripples of the breezes in its silken folds; but no tribute voice of forum, harp or clarion may well hold mute the one all-universal voice that breaks, with cheers and tears at every newer sight of our nation's hallowed emblem the old flag. Over its brave heroes and defenders, since 'the shot heard round the world,' it has been a panoply, a shelter and a shield, and yet how proudly have the embattled hosts gone down that they might lift it to securer heights. Its wavering shade has fallen on the weary marcher softly as the shadow of the maple at his father's door. He has heard its flutterings, like light laughter, in the lull of noonday battle; and, worn with agony, above the surgeon's tent, that all is well. Yea, and in death the sacred banner has enfolded him, even as a mother's fond caress. So, but the Lord's own victory in which he shares; the land he loved restored, inviolate, to kinsmen, comrades and oncoming patriot thous?iids yet to be the broad old land of freedom firm under foot once more the old flag overhead ! And what inspiring symbol must this banner be to its brave defenders who go down to sea in ships. One of these a hapless prisoner for a while says this of the old flag: " 'There is an odd thing about that flag when you meet it on the high seas and the wind is blowin" hard, namely, that of all flags I know, it is the most alive; when the wind blows, the most eager and keen, with the stars seeming to dance with the joy of excitement. So that there is none better to go into battle, or come down the street when the fifes are piping ahead.' "And with righteous pride it is recorded that upon the sea borne on the throbbing bosom of the gale and baptized with the salt sea spray this beloved flag of ours was first christened by the name of Old Glory." Ha fci tei M tea Pa Pa Pa P Pa Pa hi Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa r SCRAPS' Ancient Rome was built on seven hills. The Spitz is a domesticated Jackal. Kissing was nt one time on essential part of the marriage service. German naval authorities nre experi menting with electrical machinery for gathering peat. In the olden times the sultan was al lowed seven kachims, there were seven principal officers of the court, arid seven female court functionaries. Artificial flowers for millinery nre being made to Inclose tiny incandes cent lamps, which can be supplied with current from storage, batteries hidden tnslde the wearers' hats. - Toronto has the largest industrial school in North America. The school has cost nearly $2,000,000. Its audi torium will seat 1,300 people and its gymnasium la unusually well-equipped. A dish rlnser, In the form of a broad spray attached to the hot water faucet, Instantly and thoroughly rinses a largo pan of 'dishes. The spray Is circular in shape, unci nt Its 'lenter Is uttsiched 1o til" fvm- In Asia tusks are possessed only by the male elephants. Four pounds per capita Is the cheese product of this country nnnually. The Christian churches planted by the apostles were seven. It has been computed that 25,000 ve hicles pass Forty-second street and Fifth avenue, New York, each day. More than 700,000 gallons of oil ore burned each year ot the light stations of the United States, about 350,000 gallons of which are for lighthouse Illumination. What the Yukon Has Given. Over sis hundred men have corae from Dawson since the war begun. Many walked long distances to enlist In 1014 the first band of men from the Yukon begun to train, and, eventually, went to France, and won distinction. The latter word Is used advisedly, for seven men in the Tucon motor gun detuchment won the military ntodal, the captain was awarded the military cross, and o number were promoted. Now a new body of men Is In England Iti training the Yukou infuuiry com-J Sideline developments from the war In Europe are endless. Just now Lon don shops are featuring an egg cup for the use of men with only one arm. Black pnper covers for celery plants make excellent bleachers. The paper comes In flat sheets, and Is fastened about the plant by means of a string and buttons. The heavier the soil the deeper It should be spaded. Light soil needs more food and more stirring but only on the surface. Heavy soils are sel dom stirred deep enough. pany C. B. F., In command of Capt. George Black, better known as the commissioner of the Yukon territory, who has as a corporal Lyman Munger Black, his son. ftflOME-BEAHS 5 mciv. wm.- r Their Care aid Culuvotiorv. King David's Militia. King David organized a national ntlitia, divided Into 12 regiments, .inder their respective officers, each of .vhlch was called out for one month In he year. At the head of the army vhen in active service he uppuinieU couiuiuudcr iu chief. tk.,'...'iv:'.-.-,Mf Attractive Home Grounds Showing Thought and Careful study. PRETTY COMBINATIONS FOR THE FLOWER GARDEN By BETTY PAKE. A particularly brilliant bed is made up of scarlet salvia, golden yellow and brown calliopsls and scarlet and yel low coleus. Make the center of scarlet salvia. Suround this with the rich golden yellow and brown calllopsis and bor der the bed with scarlet and yellow coleus, using a row of each or alternat ing the plants. This makes a blaze of color In midsummer. Some lovely combinations come from the nnnual phlox. The use of the pale pink, the pure white and the delicate yellow planted In mnsses or arranged In circles Is beautiful enough to suit the taste of the most asthetic gardener. A brilliant bed can be made of pe tunias. Arrange your colors, as the Juxtaposition of purples and red forms too bizarre an effect. Fill the center with red or purple petunias and sur round them with white. Tills is a good way to heighten the effect of each color by the contrast. Narcissi are hardy. They live In al most any climate or soil and may be left alone for several years after once being planted. A rather deep and somewhat stiff soil is preferred ; and lf the position Is one particularly shaded from lots of sunshine In the soring the flowers of some of the species retain their beauty for a much longer period than they would lf ex posed to all the light and sunshine possible. The usual mode of propagation is by off-sets, which should be collected from the parent bulbs and planted out separately for 'a year in order that they may grow sufficiently large for flower' ". The majority of the species Increase somewhat freely by this method and permanent clumps may be lifted, and their offsets removed, should there be a danger of injury caused by the flow ering bulbs being overcrowded, ensu ing from their multiplying. The process of raising plants from seeds is a slow one, but Is practiced for raising new varieties. Seeds should be sown soon after be ing collected. In pans of sandy and rather loamy soil. Young bulbs should be planted In a prepared border, and do not require more than one Inch of space. Ihe rose Is without beauty, but rather that It does not make the plant n shrub worth planting as a shrub, when con sidered apart from its flowers. There are many beautiful varieties to select from, superior sorts, repre senting the most distinct colors, and covering the entire season of peony bloom. SOMETHING ABOUT THE PEONY By E. VAN BENTHUYSEN. The peony can be planted in spring Ht late fall. I consider the best time, all things taken into account, Is the fall. The ground Is then In better con dition and the work can be done to better advantage than at any other time. Do not wait longer than October, the early part of the month, prefer ably. The bed can be got ready earlier In the season. See that the soil Is thor oughly mixed with the manure used, and spade deeply not less than a foot and a half. Purchase strong plants. These will cost considerably more than the usual size eent out by florists, but they are Well worth the difference In price. By all means have them sent by express. and put them Into the ground as soon as received. Do not depend upon your neighbors for a supply, us so many do. No one likes to Injure his or her plants by dividing them, though few of us have courage to say no to on appli cant for a "toe or two," but that Is just what the peony owner ought to do, and must do, lf he or she would have fine specimen plants. If the amateur gardener fully under stood the slowness of this plant In es tablishing Itself, and the resentment It always manifests to any disturbance of its roots, few persons would be selfish enough to ask anyone to mutilate bis or her plants In order to enable them to save the expenditure of the little money. While large beds of peonies are ex tremely effective, especially In exten sive grounds, where they can have the advantage of sufficient distance, and a good background against which to display their magnificence of color, 1 am Inclined to the belief that more pleasure is afforded by scattering the planti about In a mixed border. Here they come out strongly during their period of bloom, and after that they are not as noticeable as they must be when planted In beds. No one will claim for the plant much merit In the way of attractive foliage when It Is not seen in the companionship of flowers. In this, respect the peony Is very nuch like the rose, which would never be extensively planted lf It had noth ing but Its foliage to commend It to trenerol attention. Till ! nt q.vlng that the foliage of SWEET PEAS AND NASTURTIUM By LIMA R. ROSE. During the early rpring months I empty the wood ashes from the heater and cooking stove over the ground that I Intend to use for flowers. When the time for planting comes I have a trench dug and fill It half full of ashes. Over the ashes I throw an Inch or two of soil, and In this plant my sweet peas, covering them one inch. They come up In a few dnys and the vines during the season are luxuriant. When they are six Inches high I lay brush along one side of them, cedar brush preferably. The vines grow five and six feet tnll and give large quanti ties of lovely flowers all summer. Once a week I fertilize them with soapsuds left from the washing and hoe them three or four times during the season, each time drawing the dirt about them, but never making a nar row ridge for them to grow in. When this Is done they dry out too much and do not bloom well. Nnsturtiums also stiiire the same treatment, except that I do not give them so much ashes. I keep the flow ers picked from, both tfie sweet peas and the nasturtiums, (soapsuds Is my fertilizer for almost all kinds of flow ers. Nothing better tyun be given to rose bushes. GARDEN NOTES. If you wish to get specimen cannas and dahlias start a few In the house early in the season. Remove roots, stocks and unnecessary fiber and cut Into single eyes. Then put in four-Inch pots In rich soil ; shift when the pots are full of roots. The cannn, like corn, needs moisture and heat to develop properly. A flower friend says she rid her lemon tree of scale by applying a strong lather of soap suds with a stiff brush to both sides of the leuves, stem and trunk. This was allowed to re main for half a day and then washed off with clear water. The scale was then easy to brush off. When planting trees In clay or other heavy soils not well drained follow this method: Dig holes three feet wide and 20 Inches deep ; place In them 8 or 10 inches of drainage, rocks, bricks or cinders well packed. Upon this put three or four Inches of sod grass side down, then plant the tree as usual. An excellent hedge plant Is Kochla sometimes called burning bush or Mex ican fire-plant, because of Its turning to a rich, dark red In the fall. During the summer It Is a mass of pleasing green. It Is excellent for rows In the background or for planting about the base of the house to hide the founda tion walls, set about a foot and a half apart. NEW TYPE OF NOSEGAY A) "FORCED INTO WAFT PRESIDENT WILSON Chief Executive Lays Blame for Conflict Upon Germany. Declares American People Had No Choice But to Take Up Arme Du plicity and Intrigues of the Kaieer Government Forced the Conflict In Which the Nation I Engaged. Washington, June 15. President Wilson, lu his Vlug day speech, set forth the films of the United States In the present war, procticully as fol lows: Aly Fellow Citizens : We meet to celebrate Flug Day because this flag which we honor and under which we serve Is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other charucter than that will cli we give it from generation to genera lion. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence ubovu the hosts that execute those choices, whether In peace or In war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us speaks to us of the past, of the men and wom en who went before us and of the rec ords they wrote-upon it. We celebrate the day of Its birth ; and from Its birth until now It has witnessed a great his tory, has floated on high the symbol of great events, of a great plan of life worked out by a great people. We are about . to carry It Into battle, to lift It where It will draw the fire of our en emies. We are about to bid thousands, hundreds of thousands, it may be mil lions of our men, the young, the strong, the capable men of the nation, to go forth .and die beneath It on fields of blood far away for what? For some unaccustomed tiling? For something for which it has never sought the fire before? American armies were never before sent across the seas. Why are they sent now? For some new pur pose, for which this grent flag has nev er been carried before, or for some old, familiar, heroic purpose for which It has s"en men. Its own men, die on ev ery battlefield upon which Amerlcuns have borne arms since the Revolution? These nre questions which must be answered. We nre Americans. We in our turn serve America, and can serve her with no private purpose. We must use her flag as she has always us-vd it. We are accountable at the bar of his tory and must plead In utter frankness what purpose it Is we seek to serve. No Choice But War's Arbitrament It is plain enough how we were forced Into the war. The extraordi nary Insults and aggressions of the lin perlul German government left us no self-respecting choice but to tuke ud urms In defense of our rights as a free people and of our honor as a sovereign government. The military masters of Germany denied us the right to be neu tral. They filled our unsuspecting com munities with vicious spies and con Ktiirators and sought to corrupt the opinion of our people In their own be half. When they found that they could not do that, their agents diligently spread sedition amongst us and sought to draw our own citizens from their allegiance, and some of those agents were men connected with the official embassy of the German government It self here In our own capital. They sought by violence to destroy our in dustries and arrest our commerce. They tried to Incite Mexico to take up arms against us and to draw Japan in to a hostile alliance with her and that, not by Indirection, but by direct suggestion from the foreign office In Berlin. They Impudently denied us the use of the high sens and repeated ly executed their threat that they would send to their death any of our people who ventured to approach the coasts of Europe. And many of our own people were corrupted. Men be gan to look upon their own neighbors with suspicion and to wonder In their hot resentment nnd surprise whether there wus nny community In which hostile intrigue did not lurk. What great nation In such circumstances would not hnve taken up arms? Much as we had desired peace, It was denied us, and not of our own choice. This flag under which we serve would have been dishonored had we withheld our hand. Relations With German People. But that Is only part of the story. We know now as clearly as we knew before we were ourselves engaged that we are not enemies of the German peo ple nnd that they are not our enemies. They did not originate or desire this hideous war or wish that we should be drawn into It; nnd we are vaguely con scious that we are fighting their cause, as they will some day see It, as well as our own. They are themselves In the grip of the same sinister power that has now at last stretched its ugly tal ons out and drawn blood from us. The whole world Is In the grip of that pow er and Is trying out the great battle which shall determine whether It Is to be brought under Its mastery or fling Itself free. The war was begun by the military masters of Germany, who proved to be also the masters of Austria-Hungary. Freesia, African Daisy, Purple Wind , flower, Bachelor's Button and Blue . Sweet Peas. BEWARE THE INSECT When ants appear upon a plant ex amine It carefully, for you may find It affected with a louse-scale or other Insects. If Infested, sponge the leaves clean with hot tobacco tea, to which has been added enough soap to make suds. To get rid of the ants place a layer of chopped tobacco sterna around the plant, and sprinkle with borax. IN HARMONY FROM NOW ON Unit of Allied Powers In the Field and on the Oceans to Be Placed Under One Control. . Washington, June 15. An Interna tional army staff and International navy staff for co-ordination of military nnd naval operations will be created by the allied powers. The organization of such bodies la deemed absolutely essential If the al lies nre to win the war. The nations Unique Powder Bag. A Uttle powder bag is made to re semble a pond lily. The outer petals are formed of double pieces of silk or ribbon cut in the shape of petals. A fine piece of wire. In the form of a loop. Is inserted between the silk, so the petals can be shaped. In the very center is a tiny yellow silk bog, which contains the powder and puff. The top of this bag is frayed out, and the long ends of the silk fluff over the bag, completely covering It and the tiny drawing string. . These men have never regarded na tions as peoples, men, women, ami children of like blood and frame as Hit elves, for whom governments ex isted and Jn whom govern nts had their life. They have regarded them merely K3 serviceable organization which they could by forco or intrigue bend or corrupt to their own purpose. They have regarded the smaller states. In, particular, and the peoples who could be overwhelmed by force, as their nntural tools and Instruments of domination. Their purpose has long been avowed. , MillUry Masters Dominate Germany. Their plan was to throw a broad belt of German military power and political control across the very center of Eu rope and beyond the Mediterranean In to the heart 'of Asia; and Austrlu-Ilun-gary was to be as much their tool and pawn as Serlilu or Ilulgarla or Turkey or the ponderous slates of the East., The dream had Its heart at Berlin.' It could have hail a heart nowhere else! It rejected I he Idea of solidarity of race entirely. The choice of peoples played no part in It at all. They ar dently desired to direct their own af fairs, would be satisfied only by undis puted independence. They could be kept quiet only by the presence or the constant threat of armed men. The Germnn military statesmen had reck oned with all that and were ready to deal with It In their own way. Deceitful Cry for Peace. Is it not easy to understand the eag erness for peace that has been mani fested from Herlln ever since the snare was set and sprung? Peace, peace, peace has been the talk of her foreign office tor now n year and more; not pence upon her own Initiative, but up on the initiative of the nations over which she now deems herself to hold the advantage. Through all sorts of channels It has come to me, and In all sorts of guises, but never with the terms disclosed which the German gov ernment would be willing to accept. That government still holds a valuable part of France, though with slowly re laxing grasp, and practically the whole of Belgium. It cannot go further; it dare not go back. It wishes to close Its bargain before It Is too lute The military masters under whom Germany Is bleeding see very clearly to what point Fate has brought them. If they fall back or are forced back an Inch, their power both abroad and nt home will fall to pieces like a house of enrds. If they can se cure peace now with the Immense ad vantages still in their hands which they hnve up .to this point apparently gained, they will have justified them selves before the German people; they will hnve gained by force what they promised to gain by It: an Immense expansion of German power, an Im mense enlargement of German Indus trial and commercial opportunities. If they fall, their people will thrust them aside; a government accountable to the people themselves will be set up in Germany as it has been in England, In the United States, In France, nnd in nil the grent countries of the mod ern time except Germany. If they suc ceed they nre safe and Germany nnd the world are undone ; lf they fail Ger many is saved and the world will be at pence. If they succeed, we and all the rest of the world must remain armed, as they will remain, nnd must make ready for the next step of ag gression; lf they fail, the world may unite for pence, and Germany may be of the union. Practiced Campaign of Deceit. . The present particular aim of the masters of Germany is to deceive all those who throughout the world stand for the rights of peoples and the self-, government of nations; for they see what immense strength the forces of Justice and of liberalism are gathering out of this war. The sinister Intrigue Is being no less actively conducted In this country than In Russia and in every country In Eu rope to which the agents and dupes of the Imperial German government can get access. Is a People's War. The great fact that stands out above all, the rest is that this is a People's war, a war for freedom and justice nnd self-government amongst all the na tions of the world, a war to make the world safe for the peoples who live in it and have made It their own, the Germnn people themselves Included; nnd that with us rests the choice to break through all these hypocrisies and patent cheats and masks of brute force and help set the world free, or else stand aside and let it be dominated a long age through by sheer weight of arms and the arbitrary choices of self constituted masters, by the nation which can maintain the biggest armies and the most irresistible armaments a power to which the world has af forded no parallel and In the face of which political freedom must wither and perish. For us there is but one choice. We have made it. Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand in our way In this day of high resolution when every principle we hold dearest la to be vindicated and made secure for the salvation of the nations. We are ready to plead at the bar of history, and our flag shall wear a new luster. fighting in Iengue with Germany have practically surrendered their Independ ence to Berlin. It is at the German headquarters that the moves are planned, not only for the German fronts but for tho Italian battlefields, the Balkans, Asia Minor and Persia. This unity of com mand has resulted in movements to hold vast bodies of enemy troops while a strenuous forward campaign was bid ing conducted elsewhere. This scheme, It Is felt, must now be put in force by the allies. To Keep White Silk White. If yon are fond of wearing whit crepe de chine or plain silk blouses and wish to- keep them from turning yellow, wash them In cold water and a hard, white soap. Cold water and soap will take out the soil as well as warm water, only it take a little more time for the work- Rinse well in two waters and roll up tightly in a Turkish towel. Press on wrong side before dry, with a moderate hot iron. Too hot an iron will yellow the silk.