The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, September 30, 1898, Image 4
arw.ifi' t .' . "$ ffS , ) ( THE HESPERIAN h ! i 1 1 ii ' Ii. M , our bamboo frames to raise our tents off the ground. Our camp was on f peanut flclkls, but now, nlns, we h'nvc left it before Ibe plants ripen ed. We waited somo time Siv Cnmp Dewey, drilling and trying to yet the natives to well us fruit nt reasonable prices. They doublekli pvtiees on us, 1ut we finally got them n little reduced and bouglvt things whetlher or no, just so lonig ns we could peel the fruity far it gives a innm a very vivid string ot imaginings to try anything he Cn.tn't peel. Things nrc not just tidy among these lit llipp'i noes; (Here comes Tell sen with some b.i tin urns, so 1 must pause niWhilo to help Mm.) Bananas tnken cnire df uml some reflect ioiils inklulgcd in, during- which C. C. hns been wondering if we will ever be goodc for ainyMiing again; so listless, so dull, and so tiresome to lie around 'herein these ware houses for Iwirracks, audi so little of interest to do. If we had some figh'Mn'g to do, or wo ge'llin'g rendy to pull for hotne we would feel a whole lot better; and yet, lighting means Mint some brave fellow must fall, nnkl going h'oine is a thing to do only when the whole 'tnsk hns been accomplished and the full purpose carried 011U so 1 nm will ing to do police work in old Manila, keep the natives and' Ohiinf.se front killing- eaieih other, guartl against a possible attack from the- nsur gen'ts nnkl sleep nnkl eait a.s best we can iiv our present situation, Jhit my reveries bave snapped the badly stretohekl thread of my tJtory. We took up entren'Cking work about the 1st of August, nndbegan our post duty. Then things became interesting. We wnnit ed Dewey to open up and Mien "turn loose." I'll copy from my note book n little account of my first experience on out .post work. "July DO, 1898. On out post duty a few liumlred yawls front the vSXMiiish line. 1 just had' my first (bullet whiz psust my henkl ns,! emne over froim an oldl house across tihe road, Volley fining .had beew goini" on bofore I went over, bur had lulled. Then it began again: nnd 1 started back as soon, ais 1 finished my work there. 1 had' just come in sigflit of the seiKtry when 1 beard tlhmt wicked buz, as if atv insect of great size were buzzhvg pa. I. Tlie seiKtinels shouted to me. T dodged nn'd smilleti, or started' to, and then, began to realize Mint it wis no smiling" mmtter, -Mint a. Spanish bullet lm'd passed pretty close. It struck iiv the brushes behind me on the road side. I walked on to the protection of an old house where our post is, feeling a. little Stirred up Shells lilave "been exploring over bnck of our post, antt' bullets- cuttinjr t '" ---' -w...j', mmiivimii JU (.Fill III luiuve siuung .nere Desitle me with a bullet wound in bis foot. There goes n cannon, nnd now a series of volleys are roaring out ngwin. Well we will vt some dinner now. We get bunigry just Mte same as though K SS T'T ."' J -Viiiff .m.uittl. 'Jliere wm ot a ninn. hurt Mint dny thoug'h .bullets fell thick. J JS'S tini,CS we wp,n,'t " ol,i V1' n,Ml ,hc ,s,st time wis tlite day flrbTl? Tn1 n, X.ra,lrfI,n: rri,es13- Alfft 3. Nebraska wis i,ni the beS SJ? f-f1 1" 1N, Rli",,l?h- A"8-"st 3 "' - morning- tiling began to look like busmess Ifeginicnt a.fter regiment came tin 'to the fromt yip comiKiny wis chtosen, to escort the Third regiment battery. Dewey opened up and gave the fort nearest our line'hnil ColumSta and then cnanc the aiince all along Mte line. We were u.uler fire seN-eral times as we urged the oW water builaloes an, witl, 2 m, ts or helped push tbem ov.v dilohes, breastworks nnd everrta, 15r t hi in refiin. Part of the road for a. quarter of a mile norfinTw w-ih S ?"irr?mlQt am1 WC P"1 nnrt lvanceTaaoS t mo to get to the scenes ns soon possibla After we trot into tihw o, ricirte oY the town. party of men opened fire o, ttf ftS a Lusi We wvnted for a rfinnee to get at then, but dared not si too S white flag" btikl been run up some time before. While we were entering StStl? 'M hnck of 1,s st'fck I "Star S,n?S-itan5S?" With Old Glor.v flv nc froim lil.o i,nti f-i- ... A :1CU MmlCT' i tiini (hhitj music nv our ears we wi4 in nnl I know we could have swept n regi o t o it 6f ZA:r"S"L!!" T ? tnwnpcd tbrough its X 1T1 w"w '"'"'""K "hi nmgjes, looketl at its magnificent dhurches nnld palnces, peepwl into its thousands of dirty holes wl i we tin All Huweess to old1 Putll sceietn- this cominir vMr t ci,m, - ' wi. tiv.4 tri -v iiiiircnTiininp lotftwv i-j, r -i iam feier, but lack of space compel Tellesotii, and' one from Otto Will tnetr onussion. IM2ATH OF "TOMaiY" LUNN. Thbinns D. Tiunfn, corporal of company K, Secoml rcglmenit, Nebraska National giKi,rlw, 0. 0. of tUiis uuiveivsity, '08, (Wert of typhoid, fever hist SuiVdmy aiflernoou a',t the home of his sister, Mrsi F. Shnrie, ngenl 2.1 years JJ3 dltyw. Funeral services wore 'held in Mte First Presbyterian ifliuKeh, Dr. Sexton, GhnneililorMsicLenn and' Dr. Uindinan officiating iii llhe services. He wis buried in Wyukn cemetery. Mr. burnt or Tommy, as the boys loved to call limn, was born at Lenox, Iowa, September Ji. J87r. 'LMtere he received jKtrt of .hfis early edtie'ation nnkl di'plnyed so-nie tn-nits of tlhe energy and' will wibich characterized his life and marked his dying moments. In 1891 he en tered Mte University nnkl took work in the first preparatory olhssv, Al thkmgh onily 10 yea'rs of age nnkl of slight frame, .he carried full work ami made liis expenses in various Wiys, doing" the most humble work in order nuo't to be u butxlen uon his parents, W'hile engaged in such work lie enjoyed nhe coiiwideratiioin and respect of all with wham he came in eknitoet. Tbotse friends were enduring friends and mhniniister ikl comfort to hint up to the end. In 1S95 he was sent ns a deiegnlte from the Vouuig Men's Cthristinn, assK-iatioiii to the Diible conferertce at bake tteivtnn, Wluile theix under sjtcred influences hils life A-n broug'h't in closer sympathy with the high life, and he realized limit his life niusit be spent in the Ohristitin ministry, in the service of Hi m who has so albunkiu n'My crowned ihis ettonts with success. Since Mint time .he Utrns Inlbored at'liberty, Firth anjd Stnplehurst. lie was univer sally loved by his people. Not u single borne in these towns but felt the spiritual' radiance of 'Ills diameter, lie wns tlie instrument in britvging over 100 people to 'the Christian fmitih. Thus he uceomplishekl more in his fcltort life tHinn 'flic majority who fill out the allotlted spate of man's dnys, Miiiih score years nnkl ten. When Mie cnIM came for volun'teers to enlist in the cause of humanduy he responded with enthusiasm. His motive in enlisting wis niot ac tuated alone by patriotism for Ins country, but by a, sense of duty to Cod. He. realiv.ed Mint annong so many men there win an unltounded field for Ohiristiaiii work. lleemlisted in company K.Seeonkl regiment., which wns sent to Olvick aimauga. While there he was one of live men who were not at some time on the sock list, lie returned to Lincoln nb'out three weeks ago on a fur!oug'h. ll'is first irltention was to take a light course in. tllie University for n yenr and do also ministerial work, ami tliCiv enlter Princeton's tht'ological seitiinnry. He however, received his llselinrge fiMin the army, which left 'hint free to go i in mediately to the sem'innry. lie planned to start Friday, but on. Mint day was taken sick wiMi ty phoids During Iris short sickness he bad every care wliich could be be stowed by loving relatives nnkl friends. All tlie members of the family were present except Wis oMeSt brother, a member of the regular army, and Ceorge, who is now sick at lMncetom, N. il. He wns patient and kind during bis sickness. About mi liour before h'.s death he called his friends to his bedside and bade them good bye. He died, without pain or fear. . His parents and sisters were at his sikle. No more fitting- tribute ran 'be rendered to- any man than to "Tam my." He gave up his life for his country, Cod and his fellownieni. The fallow-ling resolutions were adopted by the Y. M, C. A. on Mte death of Thomas D. Dunn: Whereas, As Cod in His Higher Province litis seen best to call unto Himself one of our most (beloved members ami coiifceeraitekl1 memSiers in tihe extension of Zion's kingdom; therefore we, the incumbers of the Young Men's Christ hi iv association, of the University of Ne'brnskn, humbly submitting to Cod in His ontnipivsen't wisdom", offer the fol lowing resolution: We recognize in the life of our departed broUher the highest tpye at Christian mnuliood, true devotion, ami consecrated sen-ice; nnd we co'inmenkl his life as an example to our fellow students'. We ad'mire the expression of his patriotism in 'heeding his eounltiry'n call; and it gives us Infinite satisf notion to know Mint be wns nctuntekl in volunteering not nlone by a sense of duty to his country, but also by a desire to serve his Cod in personal Christian work ninontr litis eouvriides. B We evtetul to those ib heM him dear our deej) sympatlhy in, tilms hour of their bereavement ami commend Miem to Him wb'o is -er a fiieivd to Miowe tllmt mourn. SAM II. SLOAN, OHAPLKS J. ALLEN, WILL J. TOWNIli, Commiittee. The elnss of '08 met Monldny nfternoon nnd Adopted resolutions cermnig-M.elctvMi of their classmate, Corporal T. D. Lunn of com ti wiiiHKiy. -jijiese rere orderel iyrlnl ?., i, nak An npproprinte floral design was also nrrnmged im ui vim. regard in wlibcli tihe deceased' tis lield.-uv K. wlrkfl, n.m,wl ft.wwHn .- nM--.IT..1 -.--V - - uo",Iwin'7 " - MiiMMit J'JT MT3I1T tkl IliaifUl lVTin1 !. 1 . .1 nnvnk! of 1,i .Tn -.1 ..' , .,.,. . . 'V 1"""" '" "lie CVI- for as n tesMmoni Jliis fellows. DON'T FAIL TO vSEE TH 1M. REGENTS' $.r,0 U'NJ. SHOES. 1030 0 STHEKT.