Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190? | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1898)
THAT LITTLE CUBAN ARMY.
When the Cuban Junta of New Torit
nty ordered 4he Cuban volunteers In
he United States to Tampa It was ,
"with the expectation that they would
pass directly over to Cuba. For this
reason no provision was made for a
wtay there. The men have now been la
Tampa about three weeks, and tho dato
of their departure Is still uncertain.
To say that the Cubans are anxious
to leave and to Join Gomez In what
they confidently expect will, with tna .
-aid of the United States, be his last
stand against the tyranny of Spain Is
iputtlng It mildly. Yesterday I saw i
General Lacret, their leader, and all
thik ni.mhar. nf lila atnff flnit found
that, while they are making the best
of things, they are wildly Impatient.
It Is hard to describe the little army
of 600 patriots which Is encamped In
"West Tampa. It Is ununlformed, un
organized, undisciplined. Hardly any
-of the men have had the slightest ex
perience In military matters. The offU
-cers for the most part have happily
seen some campaigning or have re
ceived some Information in the art of
war, and drilling and organizing are
"being carried forward rapidly.
The small Cuban army is not encamp
ed like our boys In Tampa. They are
iot provided with tents or other ne
cessities for an outdoor existence. They
Tiave simply taken possession of Cespe
des hall, In West Tampa, This provides
o. roof over their heads and nothing
more. West Tampa Is a town apart
prom Tampa, though adjoining It. Here
are rows and rows of houses which
liave sprung up as they have In Ybor
City, principally on account of cigar
(factories. There are many refugees
Atmong the Inhabitants. Spaniards lived
Sere, too, and both here and in Ybor
City some of the houses were painted
felue and some yellow. The Spaniards
(would never live In a blue house, while
the Cubans wuuld have drawn their
.hearts' blood rather than Inhabit one
7whlch was painted yellow. The houses
fare small and built in rows, and hardly
jany of them have kitchens. The family
Irepalrs to the restaurant for meals or
'Aias the meals brought to the house.
JBoys bearing food In tin trays, one on
top of the other, may be seen on the
wireuiM ui meal iiim-a, iiiw'" Hi
jrro. aome carry a ooaru wuu ud
on the bottom on which are hung tin
frails containing food. House rent is .
collected weekly in West Tampa. The '
ipeople can move for fifty cents. Often
families move every week; this makes
k; una un.CD
" , , ...
1, bare build-
art of west
linen ieiifc jhij . .,......
1 CesDedes hall is a tall.
linn- Kitiintml In the heart
TamDa. it is unpiasierea anu uiiihuim.-
d except on the outside to a certain
jextent. The piazza, wnicn runs aions
!Jthe second story at one Bide, has lost (
Us lower supports, and the most valiant l
tnvarrlors dare not to walk underneath. I
The lower floor consists of a long hall
and four rooms running along the
ther side and leading out of it. These
.were once used for stores. They now
konstltuto first, officers' lounging room.
.sumptuously furnished with two or
three hard benches and one or two
schoolroom desks; second, the Interpre-
er-s room, which contains even less.
and. third, the headquarters of the Red
Cross or Hospital Corps. There is a
HurgcuiiB juiin.1. uiv v,.t..."..
busily organizing the departemnt.
M... ..in M.TiTPna I
ItiCi .MCVM O yujliwuuui I
'Where do the men sleep?" I asked
Up stairs we went. More bare boards
hnrt hpamq but not a s gn or a oea.
' "! suoSos'e vou wonder how tho men
sloeo here " sad my guide "They Just
Cu .on the' floor In T blankets. A few of
Ihem have hammocta "which they
Kg a? nlghtT At one end of the
V.. t,nii wn n atniro nnd the room
i . b . j . i. .i ...oo mio vuiih
?rU.,Z benches.' "a awk-
,n. .,v.. .... .
,,a,.ri n.mr1 was receiving instruction
in one slTeT men were lounging around
'nnrl talking In ErOUUS. Tntre Wero
. . .v ,..... loot, in omprl.
What the vo unteers lack In experl-
tjiiue UICI i" "f - -..--..
ice wiey iuac '"'." " 7.
few of them know enough to salute a 8cratche9 on the cart-( electricity. Wires run to every gun
suporior officer, and the guards carry a pen Km lene tr. regiment romm, and to the captain's quarters
their muskets in a way iua c"b
hold, they are up at half-past four
u ' tt".BlWnhf 9tdh
.. ....... . n ...n.r 111 ,1 lrrfll 1 H TO lit
before the sun gets high. Often they
vdrlll for as long in the arternoon.
The government has agreed to pro-
vi,i thin amall Cuban army with uni-
forms and equipments, and to support
Jt from the time of Its start for Cuba.
At present some have half, some a
Viuarter or a unitorm, nu '' " ' abUlty of union with one so gennc. u """"s, ..u ,-t. o-...v.. .-, a 0 Then the lire that it was tnougni
them nothing but their badge, which Is , " 'llant nnd SPf.aacrinclng as the ' ling steel gun, cast In one piece, which wou,d prove a moVng force in Journal
pinned to the hat. While the suits .? hoy- Tnere Is absolutely nothing' has lately been shipped to the gun fac- iBm sped away upon a martial tangent,
-,..i,ir.ii ttiv nrn to have will be exactly
like those provided for the regular sol-
dlers who go to Cuba, the celebrated
inachete win in an caara c . .'
of the sword. Many of the men hero
-,- aniistnmcH to its Use: many Ot
nr accustomed to its use: many
'them have never held one.
General Lacret has established his
.o.inrtprs in a small empty house
'near "Cespedes Hall." A few chairs
"Cespedes Hall." A few chairs
tute his furniture. The general's
Is pro!ded with a hammock and
ulpments hang on the wall. I was
Iroom Is pi
1. t Anulnmo
n.,l nvnmlnP tho machete and
pull lt from the case. His beautirui
-pistols and small dagger were with It.
'n the blade of the dagger Is written
in the spanisn longuL-. rt.. jU. -"""
. . . tt ft 11 0 H ri(l
General Lacret Is all for Cuba-all his
ufi iin iiocn for her. and he Is content
to die for her. He Is an old campaigner
lie considers himself.
General Lacrefs staff and aids are
quartered In his house and In tne next.
and formed a picturesque group. There
are men from many parts 01 me uimou
States who have come together at th
call. Many of them have been ior ten
or twenty years ln this country, but
.,. i,op nnt frtrp-nttpn "Oiiba Libre."
Some never expect to return, but aro
cheerful in the prospect of ending their
lives on a battlefield ot their beloved
These COO patriots will probably, un-
t .p.n.rni 1 iprpt loin themselves to
der General Lacret, join themselves to
UUIIUCIO Ui ...w w...- ,.--
Discerning Child (who has heard some
remarks made by his father)-Are you . " acCounted for.
our new nurse? Nurse-les. dear r", ,s an anomaious cone
JUUIJ -ill ariva thel
boys who can be managed by kindness,
so you had better get some sponge cakes
and oranges at once.
.The pupils in a school were asked to
give In writing the difference between
a biped and a quadruped. One boy gave
the following: "A biped has two legs
and a quadruped has four legs; there
fore, the difference between a biped and
a quadruped Is two legs."
Aunt (who has received a letter from
Johnnie's home) Oh, Johnnie, your
mamma has got two nice new bayles.
Johnnie That's Just like mamma; I
suppose by getting two she got them
SOLDIER AND CIVILIAN.
It la no wonder that women love le
tnltltalre. All the camps the soldier
demonstrates his superiority to the civ.
Man with the eloquence of both word
and act not, perhaps, In Intelligence,
but tho more appealing kind, which
touches the affections.
Down the cimpany street comes from
the train the gayly decked crowd ot
women and girls holding up dainty
skirts to illsnlav those still more dainty.
and all the camp smiles welcome, Get-
ting there was an unhappy experience
with street cars and trains, and pre-
pared the mind for the proper enjoy-
ment of solicitude.
A military camp must be rigid In
restrictions, If for no other reason than
to Impress an Inoffensive public; and to
accomplish this sentries are Pet to
stalking the company streets and other
martial thoroughfares to prevent the
entry of Interlopers.
The guard Is Inexorable. Two or
three young ladles, bewildering in their
witchery of glance and smartness of
costume, step lawlessly on the forbid- I
den eround. and the iruard discreetly
turns his back until they are beyond
is his back until they are ueyona
territory. After a while they learn
: the sudden presentment of a back
a rigid retreat of aentlnals do nol i
mean a violent antipathy toward them,
but a neat leniency Instead, and they
laugh In pleasure at the ruse
A "hlgn private In the rear rank' '
makes himself a special escort or tno
ladles, fernnps ne nas Known mem in
town and been Icily Indifferent, or may.
eb they have Just now thrust them
selves upon him with an appealing look
and the prefactory remark: "We arej
quite lost. Cculd you tell us which Isj
the nlce3t part of the camp?" However!
the acquaintance came about, this kind!
of soldier Is to be Ecen In large numbers
at the camps, having In charge two of.
three ladles, or, more happily, only
one. It is with noble detlance that
he risks the guardhouse to give pleas
ure to his proteges, ne even smumers,
his solders conscience suiin.ii.iiuy "
cruse ine uie uuni me i" " - .
a sentry niu la iuhuib uuijr U. ., ,,,. v..
gallantry, ana me privnegeu American
princesses go everywhere. I
A crcUar tent, where sixteen men
Bleep with their toes toward tentpoles
and tnelr entire appurtenances made
lnt0 a pit0w, is not a fine reception
lnt0 a pniow, is not a line reception
"room; but tho soldier In camp man--
agea t0 makfi t a tidy place of some
conlfort and much hospitality If he can
rnax n B cuests within. A grumpy mis.
creant who Insists upon his right to
B)t !n n9 section coatlesa and sew much
neeued buttons on his waistcoat loses.
ca8te f0r all time, because he sacrifices
nothng for the ladles, but continues
h, a-inah nursults.
wooden boxes rest on the straw tent
ftoor whereVer there is space wldo
enough. ln these are harbored tooth-
soeHcades sent to the boys to em-
beah le monotonous and Inelegant
f f th c The choicest things
th wlUingly produced and
d t th ,adle3 wlth unrestrained
Beneroslty-not that the ladles need
- f h ,ve wlthln a 8tone-9
throw of shops where they can be
oougnt, out uecausf iiuiiowiiuum b".-
,alU rls(iS t0 coni,llete abnegation of
impiete aonegation oi
rt of the soldier boy
; pleasures, and even
t other women have
t .!. l.n..r, it IVin anlfllpr ImV
Hell. Ill UIU licti
the luxuries that
given he will relinquish for the benefit
oi ine wuihuh m. m..w.
I With an abashed sort of pride and a
' magnlfllcent scorn of hardship he ex-
plains to the exquisitely sympathetic
Visitors the uses of the various equip-
ments within the tent. He unpacks his
KtlOPSaCK to anuw iiuw nut u. v.....v-w
.h.ttIo its contents are arranged. Hei
gives practical demonst.otlon of what
o - --.,. ,.. u ,u ,,
uses a soiuier mah.es wim mu .?v.-.v
of .enamelled cioth belonging c ,
equipmt'lll. unu .i.an.ca h "."'
an ammunition oox anu yruueiu u u
an80UVenr auU,nB, We are not allowed
to do this, you know." Then wun
I ..UbW ... ......... - ...
-J-Cn7panyt and even the date, lest
, and enmpany. ,ntended forget the.
iffiasant day. With a low bow he pre-
pnt the cartrldso saying, "This was
intended for a Spaniard, out i sive
i a ,,
Qm.orai mnrrincea have occurred In
mn. Is lt any wonder? I can Imagine
the coyest and most reluctant
malden being convinced of the deslr-
. ...... ,,.", i ,Br- no trouble Is too
. when exprteU for her pleasure,
uf about which she has supposed
i he nad made some reservations, i
n book t0 ,,er now anu that book
, ',, nrlmnr.
Of a sudden life for these dainty
i-.ii ,i. ..,. iu (m iho hp.nvpnlv nro-
i '., .i, oni.tior'n crniinntrv to the
I I.edatory selfishness of the traveling
I ,..llltorv selfishness of the traveling
i iiiiari III manners. The platform
h station Is Jammed with hundieds
tired but determined people standing
V t. ...niiint tnr tho Iraln
uraws u fr0m the military regions
I Qf Uje 8tatlon grounds and is already
. "."-rTV the full extent of It.
.aav.v- .... ... ..!,. I
Beatlng capacity with soio eis. uui una
, Is how they diner irom tin- "
the camp. They have been sent home
because of physical Inability to meet
i cars impeiieu uy muar ucn...v., u.,.
Isunds in an uncomfortable pack, fill-
the a.sies" from" end to end. Foe,
the nrst time they realize mat o v u
to the camp brings fatigue. They would
glve anything tor a resting '"- ""
tnere Is none. Every seat Is filled wun
a clVUan soldier, loud taiKing. t" ";"
, 8meuinB, insolently selfish in his indlf-
, , t u-mnen. All day a unl-
formed man has meant gallantry and
, courtesy. What makes the difference
now!, Merely the fact that in spite
of the uniform these men are prucu-
of the uniform these men are inavn-
cally civilians, and firm believers In
i cally civilians, anu nrm ueiicv ...
Ipttlntr each Individual lane cure ui
letting eacn in 1 evidently
drawn, their looks
. .... -.
forlorn- In the motion of the train they
wnv and stagger, but no one pities,
?-.."., lo,? u .mii save one. but
he being old and evidently an Invalid,
! :. . ". . - ,j .
thoir Hvpa tn
j " at' ",'.,, e women of the country, but
as civilians in dally Intercourse will
visit them with insuneraoie jnconaiu
Allah ill, Allah even so,
An Arab chieftain treats his foe
Holds him as one wimout rauu
Who breaks his bread and eats his
bo mat it win accommuuuie nocii m u.c. i over eleven incites or armor near me a uuupie ui iiuiiui.cii.-iiit:iB, u. buiiib . f.uun 8 nnxous to make a girl's nc-
day or hour, -and thus enable him to . muzzle. Eight-Inch guns nre tho assorted buttons (which. It Is to be hop. ualntance he walks up and down In
take the ladles throuah the lines. I hmallest of the monster class the class ed, will not be converted Into poket fr()nt of ncr j,ouae jke tnnt
"Turn you back. Jim," he calls to ln which the projectile and the explo- chips), a comb, a piece of wax, a coupl -Vender llstas "they call It, because
salt: ...... I tall of a dreadful dragon." "But where
But ln fair battle strikes him dead 1 ,B the dragon?" "Oh, It wouldn't do
With the same pleasure that he gave to draw him( he's such a dreadful
him bread, '.dragon."
Men go to war to protect the coun-. . . .
Jti0lVhltCcZtirVhy0o "Bobble, how many sister, fcos your
Show resoect t'o countrywomen ("and new school fellow?" "He has one. mam
show respect to countrywomen tano j d ff me fa saying
Sin. for them ?n MtrioUc Tfervor u .that he had two half-sisters; but ha
perish for them In patriotic rervor in fl t know that T Btud fracu0ns."
PROQRES8 IN NAVY WARFARE
Since the time when the world has
witnessed any great conflict, changes
have been going on In the methods of
dealing death and destruction which
practically revolutionize warfare. In
no department has the change been
more radical than In the construction
of high-powered and machine guns rot
use on vessels and In fortifications,
These new weapons to be used by the
United States range from the Lee-MIt-
rora rme, with which the crews are
armed, with a caliber of .236 of an Inch,
to the mammoth breech-loading rifled
cannon, with a caliber or 13 inches, ue-
tween these are the one. three, and six-
pounders and guns from 3 to 12 Inches,
The one, three and six-pounders, ani
the three, four, live, and six-Inch guns
belong In the category of rapld-flrinR
guns, In which the ammunition Is all it
one piece, like the cartridge of a re-
volver. One, three and stx-pounders,
so-called from the weight of the pro-
Jectlles, are usually mounted In tho
flghtlng-tops of ships on military masts,
where they command full sweep of an
enemy's deck. Such guns have been
nrea at, me rate or iuu rounus a minute, i
and a small number of them can keep
a perfect shower of exploding shells
falling on the decks of the foe, or may
fired at the rate of 100 rounds a minute, I
be used In destroying a torpedo boat
ti. thrBo-inrh n-nn u miiin ..nriniii.
nml run ... inWnn nhnr- wimn n himij
ng Is made.
le. Four-Inch guns are tho
Infant terrors of the navy. They lira
nniiPiioo tf.iirhitir .19 tv.nn.ia nainiJ
16 pounds of powder. The gun weighs
3.400 pounds, and Its armor plerclnfl
projectile can enetrate seven Inched
of high-grade steel. It can be fired
about twenty times a minute, and car-
rles four miles. Five-inch guns weigh
about three and a half tons, the bullet
60 pounds and the powder 30 pounds,
Its armor-penetrating power Is about
nine Inches at close range. Six-inch
.. t..t. ....t.i n...i in... ....I....
i munis uic uui.li niiJiu uiiu niuw mint,.
They weigh nearly seven tons, the pro-
Jectlle 100, and the powder 50 pounds
me ruiige oeing over six mucs, piercing
give are separate, xney are v leei long
and weigh 17 tons. Their range la,
eight miles and the projectile weighs
050 pounds. They can Are six shots a
minute, which would pierce 15-inch ar-
mor, The powder used Is In hexagonal
grans, of which about twelve weigh a
grang, of which about twelve weigh d,
pound. These grains are strung togeth,
er on cord and wrapped In cheese cloth,
m which condition they are shoved Into'
.hi. ..nwl. hphlncl Hip nrn prt .
In nur nnvv 10 12 anil 11-lnoh cuna
in our na lv, n anu u-incn guna
are mounted in turrets in .pairs. 'iny
.nchguTls25fe In length anS
weighs 30 tons. Machinery is used,
for raising and lowering, it. making it
, VT Sif J .J.l.W Jli,; n,! !,'. ,.
operate slowly. The projectile, weigh-
iV e ' hour Twelve-Inch rilles aro
, $0mfeet lon welirh
'",l 'f 0J abouti DOC ? rounds a dls-
; f1 !e .e mUes The muzz?e en-
e "p Wi toot tons, or a
' & rP. se"oSld raise 6 1 000 tons one
ff0wtefn a -MOTd and s capable of
JJ" atwe,ny-slx Inches of armSr
P,cf ' 5 Jtance s The W-lnch
A'he largest in the U
nvvnre 33 feet In lencth and weigh'
??Jrilf?ief " IeS,lhiv ln fiM i nounds
-, 7( . Thev rpnulre S00 nounds
, "0 to ""fire e f shot weighing 1 00c
, "0UP,X Thev hurl suclT a projectll
P..u "?9' J . I1"" ,a PJ.r.Jl. " J
.- .... - ..-,, . - , - - , i
. 0?Oot tons Such a bulfet wVll pierce!
' almost three feet of steel. To tire sue i!
" , Vith thel Qld of 'machinery. twIcJ
ns. uU h the aia or macninery, tic(1
an h0 "nJSrty expensive. The gun
Hu c0sts 0 MO and can be fired only
, ,. .trnrfh - nm.,j.. nn,i thP nroleo.
tile costs $350.
whon n nnttipnnin iikp tne ma ana
, - - ---""--"---, ,;-.., ,v.
- -'---h .moklnVand
" l.l ..l, , ...,1 rri, l.
smokeless powder are used. The lat-
ter is somewhat stronger, but each has
. Smoking powder permits a
'. miinanvAr nut nr nn pnwnv fl
. .. ....-..- . --. -- - -v- -,
range behind the cloud It raises These
, imiiie "c ""'" BU" "v.. "'"' .
.U.L1U. .V. nH Aha ntmwf nr n rtt
enabling that officer to fire every one of
the big guns on his ship. Aiming them
has been reduced to science oy me uso
01 range nnuers, una ui u miiuum
the results are wonderfully accurate.'
Three new guns are to be Placed or,
trial at once They are the 1.6-ton 16i
Inch Watervllet rifle. 'ne"d.d
mounted at Sandy Hook; the Brown 30-
ton, wire bound. 10-Inch segmental gun
Z -.i .fj n. in nn-niZpi" whinh1
tory in Washington from Cieveland.
Thlrteen-lnch guns are the largest
yet produced which are available fo
naval use. On English ships 110-ton
guns of about 16-Inch caliber have been
mounted, but no vessels have been
made which will stand the terriblii
strain of their discharge, and the guns!
' themselves stand few firings. One of
I them went to the bottom with thu
I them went to the bottom with thu
j Victoria In the Mediterranean before It
I had ever been well tested. Krupp ex-
, hlblted a 120-ton gun at the World's
Fair, but It has never been fired moro
than sixteen times.
. . .- r, , ..! ... ......
' ;"c "S'Vk.rrVnr ,
U.tri lUVIMiovM ... sa-u x. -- a .. v. - ..
cJe exceJs any gun of ,t8 ,
Its weight in
USPj nnd the government npp
, J33 t0 bud n 10.inch gun
Fame mode whlch Is now nea
. , '
f .,. nr 7110 vnrils Tne liullet Is the'
I &"., Z'tS 1.000 of which are
3 VoVape 'an-fl enned tocethe.
,)k endless cartridge belt. The
vernment ls nIs0 rcceVng n largo
quantity of the Hotchklss guns, very
sImlar t0 the Colt
Rear Admiral Hoi
a new torpedo-rockc
Howell has produced
et gun, the test of
which Is a matter of great Intertst nnd,
speculation Maxim, the gun Inventor,
hns a new weapon In the shape of an
aenui iuuh-uo meu ""' i" cumuim
cm '" i-" 'cu
gun of his own design
"""..."' .""","'".'." U..."'"
10 uuuj uu ,iun u iusi.c u. uitiumu
of five miles, or half a ton nine miles.
If successful. Mr. Maxim's claim, that
.he can "for the cost of one battleship
produce a fleet of torpedo cruisers cap,
able of destroying 1.000 first-class bat
.tleshlps," may be substantiated. With
, oiiKh ,lpnth.(lpnllni? tprrnrs tn he pxnpr-
1 sucn ueam-ueanng terrors to ue exper
Imented with. It Is not to be wondered
nt Hint thp nations are watchinc with
bated breath the outcome of our naval
war against Spain.
A small boy was ambitious to be
considered a skillful artist, which he
was not. He drew on the blackboard a
ilnni. atinnplpflg Rfitnpthlnir. nnd. whpn
a9Ked what It was, replied. "It's the
SOLACE FOR JACK TARS.
Jack Tar has a pood friend In Mrs.
B. A. Gardner, mother of Ilev. IV. A,
A. Gardner, pastor of tho Church of thl
Holy Comforter, down In New York. Al,
the sailors are her "boys," and she feeli
a personal Interest Just now In thoat
who are going off to do battle for thelt
country. And that Interest has taken
Mrs. Gardner Is busy at work supply
Ing the gallant luds In bluo with what
sne calls "comrort hags." A comion
bag, you must know, Is a handy thing
to have about. Of course, the salloi
ooys cant take tneir motners or men
wives to sea with them, so the next bes
thing Is to take a comfort bag. So ar-
gues Mrs. Gardner, and proceeding on
that basis she has started In upon het
But first I must tell you what a com-
fort bag Is. It Is a plain bag made o(
drilling cloth, duck or cretonne, or any
heavy material of durable structure. In
It are placed various small artlclea
which Jack will undoubtedly find ban-
yy. such as needles and thread, but.
tons and tho like, and there you are.
unuer me circumstances u is out. nni-1
ural, perhaps, that Mrs. Gardner's first
thoughts should be for the comfort of i
those of "her boys" who are In tin
Under the circumstances it Is but nat-
naval Bervlce. Her original intention
was to supply a thousand of the bags,
and about 400 were sent to the navy
yard. There Is no reason why tin
movement should not become broadei
and more general, ond mere is ni
reason why every sailor In tho navy
should not have his own comfort bag.
Mrs Gardner at the start was sue.
cessful In Interesting quite a number o
charitable persons In her work, and sh
1ms received donations In money, sup.
piles and in bags already filled. I ask.
ed her how much each bag and Its con.
tents would cost, and she estimated II
at about CO cents,
I opened one of tho bagB which had
Itnnn fill..,, nt.fi mniln nn ltivr.ntf.rv. 'rllli
-- - ... ....... .... ... . ......,, . .
is worn i loumi: une pair oi cinuio,
n uoiue oi vnnenne, h paper ui puin, u(
.i"-' " in.-cun.-n, . m. ... oi.w ......,
"' Hiuin ui uuwu, " ..-. v....".., ..
ron or nusoroem cotton, ome iiuu
paper and envelopes, a lead pencil and
a small Testament. (
And down In the bottom wb an en-
velope contalnlg a letter of good cheor
written by the Rev. Mr. Gardner; not
written ny me uev. wr. uaraner; nut
too goody good In Its tone, but Just a
straightforward, manly message which
no tar could fall to appreciate.
Inside or eacn uag is seweu a nun
taB. on Which Is printed, "from me
. ,,,. prntoatnnt r.nUcona
-- - -- "- ; "
Church Mlu .lonary Society -for -Be. men,
Church of he Holy Comforter No. 341
t Hous tor, .street. New York I
Mrs Gardner told me she was anx.
ious to secure, among other donations
t0 l,e,P alonR tne work' ftfl m"ch ,ld
Ilnen aB Possible, such as castoff table-
cloths This the little girls tear Into
strips and a roll will hereafter be placed
each baB. to be used for bandaging
" ay wonderful how such small
bags can hold so much. None of them
-that Is. those meant for the seamen-
JUCK lr- uu R,,u" '"l .
belongings In as compact a form as pos-
belongings in as compact a iunn p"d-
sible. They are gathered at the top
with tape and tied when closed,
Mra. Gardner also showed me a earn-
ll.l Thaw n
Pe of the officers' tag and J found
uicdc w ...-v.. ......- ..-. ----
bad compartments within, made of tapa
ho)d the var)o u ,ea , lace
and were designed to be rolled up.
When open the bag could be hung up
by a loop, and, there was a complete
luiiei u.nu iiiciiuiiib uuv..v.
-. . i ..n.i ti...
I Mrs uaraner is unnuuu iu snuov mn
nlrl nf nil whn nrp In RVmnathV With
...- ,. mi -- .. ,v,n aicrv.
tne worn, nicic mv- ..... """-
cau"v Hii'-.R.0 F,S?"Uy,n"
present crisis. They should go down ,
r tv, ii.ia rootnrv in West Houston!
"" imjrm.i ti .-. r""VV '"j-.
Btreet nnd eta giimpge 0f the kindly
.... j .... v- vn. ii1a
old iaay surrounaeu uy ncr iiuiiwimio,
8ewlne Blrls. Perhaps they could get,
AN ARMY LOVE AFFAIR.
..poor Comrade White," they are aay-
lnff on the plains of Hempstead
,.Jol Comrade White," they f
Tnll .''nmnliln Whltn" rhpv Hnlri lln.'
t tnat mist.arlven morning when they.
carrled n!m t0 Bellevue. mad for love o
a beautiful woman.
, He wa8 one of tne brightest young
newspaper men ,n nochester a month
ago. Then the life that It was thought,
eTwhlieTneVnper wrlte'r. beca-ma"
James White, private, of the provisional .
regiment at Camp Black, Hempstead.
( He was the most popular man In com
pany I. He was the best singer of Iovq
and war ditties, was the most amiable
and one of the best disciplined men In
or Last week he asked Colonel Hoffman
i Last week he asked Colonel Hoffman
for leave of absence for a day. It waa
for leave of absence for a day. It waa
his first request of the kind and It waa
At noon he returned from New York,
bringing with him two women, one a
Brl of eighteen, with a piquant, nower
IlKe 1UCB UIIU 1JU1IDJ
like face and pansy eyes; the other, ev
. Wently her mother.
,"ce ,the 80d'ers encampea caugrit
P'8,n 0 a J'"y tableau. White leq
the pretty girl a few feet away. He bent
his dark' head and talked earnestly,
l n r.hnnee In Jamea
" ..- -- - - -a- -
White. He", sulky In his tent and
'!arrt18. al.h'8 "lea,- .
""yn "T'.he line mo
dl " 'fi, 5f J,"?.0
muttering. At midnight he was heard
"Corporal of the guard," he cried,
who goes there? I fight for my com
; pany nnd I fight ror her.
The corporal round mm uranuisning
his gun as though to frighten Invisible
enemies.. He pointed, the muzzle at his
lit L?e"Llu Wa8 ue8,Bnea
He was taken to Bellevue hospital In
rons. In the Insane ward of that gloom
pnvironed Institution he says a hundred
TU - .- rJiBB f
away. I meant to die for my country,
but I could not wait for that, and I am
nr,inr tn rtio to hpr."
going to die for her.
The school children of Newark, N. J.,
have voted In favor of the maple as
their favorite for state tree, giving It
6,927 votes. The oak came next with
4.9S7. Two children, who love Jam bet
ter than maple eugar, divided their
Vote between what they called the
grape tree and the currant tree, and
eleven others voted for the Christmas
Every man stamps his value on him.
pelf. The price we challenge for ouri
selves Is given us by others. Man IS
made great or little by his own will.-
"Now, Benny, do you know what
papa Is whipping you for7" "Yes; you'rs
blgger'n I am."
HER CUDAN HERO LOVER.
Everybody knows tho story of the ro
mantic rescue of Evangetlna Clnneron,
the lovely Cuban captive. Everybody
joe not xnow the tender sequel to that
Mg8 cisneros Is betrothed to Carlos
Carbonel, one of her rescuers, and nn
aide on the staff at General Filzhugh
Carlos Carbonel Is a young merchant
or Havana, and an ardent Cuban pa
triot. He It was who played the role
sf coachman In the exciting drama of
her release, nnd he It was In whose
home she hid when General Weyler and
his pack of bloodhounds were on her
track. He scarcely spoke a word to, or
touched the hand of, the lovely refugee
before she left her stricken country far
the land of the free.
Dut Cupid spurns conventions and the
delay of ceremony. The Havana mer
chant fell In love with the girl at sight.
There was a story that she loved one
Emlllo Detancourt, and good Carbonel
held his own passion a secret.
Miss Cisneros' arrival In New York,
her welcome here, her formal adoption
by Mrs. John A. Logan, her mastery of
English, nnd her simply nnd tenderly
-..-nullah nn,i j,er simply and ten
written autobiography are matters
wj,cn an interested public are fam
rrom America then came the
In the chronicled nets nnd sayings of
the nations guest that Evangellna Cis
neros no longer loved the man to whom
she was betrothed. It was confirmed
by this page from the history of her
own life, ns written by herself. Simply
she tells the tale of heY first love ro
mance. "I was my father's housekeeper In
Santa Cruz, on the Isle of Pines. That
wiib nil I had to do, and for the rest of
the time ' would sit In a rocking chair
on the piazza und watch the people
walk up and down the road, I noticed,
nfter a few weeks, one young man
who always seemed in front of our
house. He had a black mustache, and
J thought I had never seen a finer Cu-
j.,,,. KCntleman. He kept looking at me
n.d j ,,rctcmcd that I could not see
nm n a
ne men who peddle lottery
nnd down tnat wny j.Ie a,pt Bmll.
( ' nl tnc nnd nfter a wn!le when ne
Jlnd walked this way several days. I
t inMe lne house when he came,
, al d flt the wlnu0w
T, n ca u ,0 the n)aa nml
T,)en ne came u onto (he paa nna
naj,ed mc lf wo wer comfortable. The
house he explained, belonged to his
, d , ' toId h, nnmo WRg.
Emlllo Uetancourt, and that he also
was a prisoner on the island. Arter
that he came up very often and talked
irme through the wind
..you 8ce, i had no mo
wUh m'0 or couId
ther or guardl-
have come In
side. I suppose1 he said to me Just
what nn American gentleman would
say to an American girl. I only know 1
PAINT ; WALLS 'CEILINGS,
CALCIMO FRESCO TINTS
FOR DECORATING WALLS AND CEILINGS r-cVr'SrCalClnflO
i-. ..i.. .. j .nn- rn kalaamlnlnit. Thl. malarUI in mad on ntlBo DrlnclolM br ma-
.hlir. ..d mllld In tw.ntf.foor Unu and It auMrlar to anf eoDiootloa ot Olu and Whiting that
ean polt)lj b mado b band. T b aaliad wlt
rysEBD FOB RAHruC COI.UH uHl ana It Ton oannoi paronaia van uuiiiu irom juur
localdaaUr lit ot know nnd wo will pot too to lh waf of obtaining It.
THK MURALO COMPANY. NEW
Mian o?lnrt tn hpar It. nnd mv father
" . .. . . .. . .
consented mat we snouia ue engageu.
irllln tt.n,.(vlit Via nlctltt Iia nnr,1nnirl
. .... .. .-- ...
ana wnen wo were iree c neic iu
5L"?- "." !.hJ. ?Sefc.!L Sreat
weui, unu nB ci iiyuu u. .......
.-u B all over now, because I found
. ,v,. v, . . v,0 hrno rtih.in
patrlot I thought him. but was willing
. . ... ... .
to save nis own lire at me price ot tne
ves of his fellow soldiers and his be-
Miss Cisneros became convinced that
her betrothed was a coward and a
traitor. With the fire of patriotism In
her veins, and the wrongs of her family
and her country In her heart, she could
lnvn nnno but n hern, n Cuban hero.
Il ... .,n I., Ulm h.nrt tvlian
Cari08 Carbonel read this simple story
of ner iove and Its death. Certainly no
I charge of cowardice or treason could
oe ,ald at the door of Carbonel. the
Datrot. He had helped to rescue her.
,00( from the horrors of Recojldas prls-
on. But brave, manly caroonei stmea
on,ed her love, not her graUtudeV "
He left Havana on the quest of many
a Drave knight before him, the quest of
jove He telegraphed Miss Cisneros
tnat" ne was Bong to Washington to
sue for the gift of her hand, and made
nn. hnste to follow the dispatch Mean-
I while, she had gone to Richmond to
viit .he fatnllv of General Lee. to
ii. ,p fnmiiv of General Lee.
,viose staff the Impatient suitor he-
Thither the telegram followed
thither closely followed Carlos
it wns In the Lee parlor at Richmond.
therefore, that Carbonel told his iove
Sanctity veils a scene like that. One
nninii.ini. ivhUnpr nnlv. was stolen
, f rom that Bccne. n Is that the pretty
, ,)atI.otlc. Cuban- answered her lover'
plea simply, os she Is wont to speak.
Putting her hand In his. Bhe said.
"I love you. becouse you are a hero."
Mrs John A. Logan, as Miss Cisneros'
guardinn, sanctioned their betrothal.
ntwi now thev have a double reason for
. ..- ".. i .v.. ...o ho.
praying lor 111c inuc " - --
'aJ0 Bthey bpI,Cve it will mark not
3' only me waepenuencw i -. "
their own happy marriage. She Jilted
.,..l. Lcnntmo hp wns not a lierO
shc weds another becouse he Is a hero
1 . , . ,
A little girl, whose parents nave
' "Cdenw&7.To" v oS'h'e'r first ex-'
lln mZzTl sfreel thus de-
m ...... A nnM
lo, bribed It in a letter to another child
"This Is a very queer place,
Is fastened on our house.
It was the first time jonnny nau ever
;ard a guinea hen. "Oh. mamma." he
"'" ' '"" "-
aloneat night after tei
mother left het
telling her the roon.
was full of angels, was heard saying
to her doll; "Now. dollle. you mustn t
be afraid. The room is all full of an
gels It beats the devil how afraid I
am of angels"
Grade Mamma, what does Santa
Claus do after Christmas? Mamma
Why, he begins to collect toys for the
following Christmas uracie jij, -
jnow. He reads the papers and watches
out ior uurKuiu m
A certain schoolmaster, who used a
round snuff box during the week and
a quare one on Sunday, was accustomed
to point to his nun box when speaking
of the shape of the world. Now, when
the examiner came along and asked
the class what was the shape of the
world, a little fellow answered: "Round
during the week and square on Sua -
CM Arte ?
Aro your nerves iretk?
Can't you sletp well? Ptln
In your back? Lack enertyP
Apnetlto poor? Digestion
bad? Bolls or plmplat?
These are sure signs of
From what potions?
From poisons that are al
ways found la constipated
If the contents of the
bowels are not removed from
the body each day, as nature
Intended, these poisonous
substances are sure to be
sbaorbed into the blood, al
ways causing suffering snd
frequently causing severe
There Is a common sense
They dally insure an easy
and natural movement of
the bowels. -
You will find that the uae of
with the pills will hasten
recovery. It cleanses the
blood from all Impurities and
Is a great tonic to the nerves.
Wi-Ha thm Daeter.
Our Meillcl Dprtmnthons
or the moit mlnont pbjrilclim In
th iinltn.1 Rl.taa. Tall th doctor
S iml bow you r euRerlDf. Voa
1 will iolT6 tb bit mdlcrdrlc
Inn. j. d AVEn,
Litw f mV V
jhiti r -- -- -A
uaio w '.
BRIGHTON. 8. I. IMEW YOQK.
from Omaha to Kaneae City,
Seattle, and Tacomo.
Go weet ihroupb Omaha and boo
the Trane Miee'iEeippi Exposition.
Tickets at office of connecting lines.
J Kraocls General raiienger Acent.
Omaha. Neb S
N- K. A. Itonte lo WnablURlon
from the West and Northwest will bo
through Chicago thence over tho Penn
sylvania Short Lines No change from
Chicago to the National Capital Send
for guitle to Washington containing in
teresting information about that attrac
tive city. Address H R Oerimg, A. G.
P. Agt 246 South Clark St., Chicago
Little Boy Isn't fathers queer? Antle
In what way? Little Boy When a
little boy does anything for his papa
he doesn't get anything, but It another
man's boy does It he gets a nlcitel.
"Bobble," asked the visitor, "have
you any little brothers and lsters?"
"No." replied wee Robbie, eolemnly,
"I'm all the children we've got."
Teacher What became of the chil
dren of Agamemnon? Pupil (after ma
ture deliberation) I think they're dead
by this time.
Teacher What Is the equator? Put. II
'confidently) An Imaginary lion run
ning around the earth.
Agents wanted to sell a new patent house
hold article Address J. C, Lkau.nkd, Lock
liox ta. Chicago, Ills
O. P. Co., Omaha,
No. 24. 189B
La rusts WHfitF in use ruts.
HBatt Cough Syrup. Tutea OooO. DM
In tlma. Sold by drult.
Powered by Open ONI