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RING OUT, YE BELLS I
Ring out, ring out, ye merry bells,
And let the deep mouthed cannon roar!
Each patriotic bosom swells!
The glorious Fourth Is here once morel
When night descends what Joys are hlsl
The hissing rocket cleaves the skies.
Hark! Hear the roman candles flss!
Behold the red and blue lights rise!
Now, whig! s-B-zlpI bang! torpedoes crash
And split the fretted ear of night. .
Firecrackers Jump, toy pistols flash,
'Mid exclamations of delight.
Now blaze the barrels smeared with tar.
Slow matches pass from hand to hand,"
And salve and sticking plaster are
At druggists' stores In great demand.
XTEY-ull account of
'nother creat victory
over the Span-yards!"
News traveled quickly
from Chicago to Comp
ton quiet little country
village on a short-cut
railroad branch as it
The most exciting yet
of exciting, rumor
June had conie down on
the noon train, in the
Bhape of extra editions
with glaring headlines announcing "our
boys" at it, hot and heavy, along the coast
"Gettin' warm, I tell you!" commented
old Si Slocum, his veteran eye glowing as
it had not done since the sixties, when he
took a glorious part at Antietam.
"Mean real, genywine business at last,
I guess!" nodded his "war partner," Seth
Paine, who had left one arm on that same
honored battlefield. ""
"Yes, and we must just whoop 'er up
this Fourth!" suggested young Abel Ev
ans. He was superintending the unloading
of a box of fishing and hunting traps from
the express car, but he took time to glance
over the outspread paper the two old men
had bought. ,,
Si Slocum looked up with a dry "hum!"
Seth mumbled something about " 'Spose
Then, as young Evans lit his cigar and
lazily ordered the box put in his trap, and
sauntered toward it as if life was a regu
lar play-day, Cuba a dim myth, the forces
struggling there story-book unrealities, old
Si dropped his hand on his knee with a
slap that resounded like a pistol snap.
"Drat 'im, says 1!"
"Makes my blood bile!" asserted Seth,
who, from sharing his comrode's bed and
board and hardships so long, had come to
almost share his thoughts.
"Fourth of July!" -
"As ef a little powder and cheap bunt
ingand it'll be chenp that he buys
would count for rale old prime, choice pat
riotism!" "In such a time as this!"
Adrian Morse, checking off freight re-
mwfW (I ij -1
IT WAS ADItlAX MOUSE, AND HE CARRIED
A "KliAL" GUN.
ceired, lingered to listen half-amused!y to
this animated colloquy.
lie was interested in Abel Evans be
cause Abel seconded his opinion in ft cer
tain vital regard that there was only one
girl in Compton worth looking at pretty,
winsome Nettie Slocum, the old veteran's
"Jest come into all his father's money."
said Si, "and when the relief corps went
up to his place for a contribution, did
he shell out? A dollar. . Jerusha Ann!
I give two, and that's nigh a quarter of
my pension. Fourth of July whoop 'or
up! Him? Abel Evans! Huh! Must
have run across a job lot of powder some
where! If I was in his shoes, I'd show
my patriotism in a real way, I would.
Drat my stiff leg!"
"And my one arm," murmured sym
pathetic Seth. "They wouldn't take me,
Young Morse read the drift of tlie snnp
py conversation, and it set him thinking.
First, because Mr. Slocum was pretty
Nettie's relative, next because, happening
around at pretty Nettie's house that even
ing, pretty Nettie voiced some sentiments
as to the duty of able-bodied Comptonians
that sounded as if she had inherited some
of the patriotic fire of her enthusiastic old
She had two suitor callers, as she usu
ally had, that night and Abel Evans
shifted uneasily under her wish that she
was a young man, with the President's
offer open to come and be a hero!
He went home pooh-poohing the idea of
rushing into yellow fever, "when the
country could hjre lots of poor recruits to
do it!" and calculated he would dazzle
pretty Nettie on the Fourth of July with
a "patriotic" demonstration that would
make her admire a real home hero.
As to Adrian Nettie's word was law.
He heard, and he understood.
So, while his rival was trimming up the
home lawn for a big Fourth of July
"blowout." Adrian was quietly, persever
ingly making his arrangements to do his
duty, hoping, linked to it, would be his
lady love's distinctive approbation.
Un June 30 Adrian resigned his position
with the railroad company.
July 1, 2, 3 he was not seen in Comp
ton. Pretty Nettie wondered, and grew seri
ous. Abel Evans went on with his "blowout"
preparations, believing that his superior
wealth, good looks and patriotism had
driven a dangerous rival from the field.
That Fourth of July was a great day
for Compton all the village, old and
young, was invited to the patriotic fete
on the Evans green, and most everybody
It was a greater day for Abel in his
own estimation he was master of cere
monies, king bee, and so puffed up with
UNCLE SAM TOUCHES
a sense of his vast importance that he
wore his flag badge on one coat lappel as
if It was a O. A. It. special honor ribbon.
Nettie was there there were too many
friendly acquaintances present not to at
tract her. Still, she missed a familiar
face, and looked constantly and anxiowly
There were refreshments and speeches.
Abel Evans attempted a bewildering ora
tion on "Home Duty as a Patriot," and
growling old Si Slocum spelled it with a
Then the urchins had their fun loading
and firing a great brass cannon Evans had
bought for the occasion, the boom of
which beat anything ever heard in Comp
"Grandfather," asked Nettie's young
brother, of old Si. "I suppose a dozen of
those enormous cannon would just blow
the Spaniards clean out of the water?"
"Them popguns!" snorted Seth deris
ively. "Do they hnve bigger?"
"Bigger! Why, that's a mere musket to
the monsters they use down along San
tiago and seen."
"You don't say so! How I would like
to see a real gun that was going to knock
out the Spanish in Cuba!"
"Kifles'd help, if 1 bad two arms!"
growled old Seth, deep down in his throat.
"Here's one that may," insinuated an
"I swear r
"Going to Cuby?'
It was Adrian Morse, and be carried a
"real" gun, that was going to shoot real
He looked pretty proud at the fiery, ar
dent commendation of old Seth and Si
over his showing the true mettle.
He blushed like a peony as pretty Net
tie came up, and a single look from her
bright eyes told him that he had won on
one battlefield, at least that ofJove.
"What's all this crowd accident ? Some
one hurt?" floundered patriotic Abel Ev
ans, coming towards, the throng now sur
rounding his rival.
"Mebbe you'll be," muttered old Si,
winking solemnly to Seth.
Evans saw pretty Nettie clinging fondly,
proudly to an army-blue costume.
"Why," he puffed, growing flustered.
"It's Morse," remarked Seth.
"He's jined," added Si.
"And, if I don't miss my guess," se
renely chuckled his veteran comrade,
"tlinr'll 1 another 'jinin soon as Comp
ton's first volunteer helps capture Cuby!"
WELDON J. COBa
How Brave Dolly Madison Saved It
It was just as she was in the act of
hurrying away, that Dolly Madison was
seized with au insiriratiou that will ever
cause her name to live iti the heart of
every true American. She stopped to
think, What if the White House should
be burned? Did it contain anything of
value to the Government that she had
neglected? The Declaration of Indepen
deuce? In a tiiuih she called to mind till (
most precious of all documents. Care
fully treasured in a case apart from flic
other inipers it had been overlooked in the
worrbnent and confusion. It must be
saved at all hazards! Without a moment's
hesitation she turned and rushed back in
to the house. "Stop! for heaven's sake,
stop!" cried her friends, vainly endeavor
ing to intercept her. Disregarding their
ccmimunds, regardless of her danger, the
brave woman sped to tli room containing
the treasure for which she was willing to
sacrifice her life. Without ttempting to
oteii the glazed door of the case she shat
tered the glass with her clenched liand,
snatched the priceless parchment, and,
waving it exnltantly above her head, hur.
ried to the door, where she entered her
carriage ami was rapidly driven away In
the direction of Georgetown. Ladies'
The Fourth Abroad.
Very few strictly national holidays are
much observed outside of the countries
which have created them, and our own
Fourth of July is unlqne in this respect,
for not only do the Americans who hap
pen to be traveling abroad when Inde
pendince day arrives celebrate it with en
thusiasm in, all parts of the earth, but
VOUNQ AMERICA AFfER THE rOURTH.
OFF A FEW ROCKETS.
potentates and princes from India to Nor
way co-operate with them in these pat
riotic endeavors until nowadays these
foreign festivities are almost a matter of
Oh, guns and shout!
Bhyme and chime, O ringing, swinging bells!
With. lifted voice,
For thlB morn was born of old a mighty
Sing and spring
Onbl uzlng wir.g.
Rocket-tires, beyond the spires,' above the
i Saw the birth '
Of so peerless, fearless, glad and free a
They Both Went Off.
The Individual is the foundation of the
state. The individual, whatever his nat
ural tendencies, is largely molded by his
envirouaneiits, ana tnese conditions are
intensified as conditions continue through
succeeding generations. This principle,
not less than others, had much to do with
the character of the Declaration of Inde
pendente and of the struggle of which if
formed a part
Where Liberty Was Born.
House in which the Declaration of I
dependence was written.
The Hoy's Jiesolve.
Breathes there a boy with soul so dead
Who uever to bluwelf uatu suld
Away along in May,
"I'll save my cash that I may buy
Some crackers loud and rockets liigh
To wake the echoes In the sky
On Independence day?"
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It lias a record of wonderful cures uu
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Safes iu Bulgaria.
As yet attempts have only been made
in Plevna to produce safes. A trial,
order for a few eafea induced the gov
ernment to order 86 safes. However,
the firm in question will be unable to
compete with Germany and England.
The annual imports amounted in 1897
to 160,000 francs, of whioh 60,000
francs fell to England, 50,000 to Ger
many and 40,000 to Austria-Hungary.
All the Levantine countries offer good
markets for safes.
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The patriotic cycler has a new way
of showing li is colors; since his poor
legs haven't the burden of his body to
bear he has decided they shall stand
for his patriotism. Therefore, he
draws over these unoffending members
blue black stockings with tops whioh
riot In red and white stripes, the cen
ter stripe being of blue, dotted with a
thriving (if not life size) row of white
stars. All of which goes to show that
patriotism, like love, will find a way.
The new improved Btoughton wagons
stand the racket. Two car loads have just
arrived. It pavs to have the best. Write
for tree catalogue. JOHN POOLE, sole
agent, foot of Morrison street, Portland, Or.
Dish Washing Apparatus.
Dishes can be quickly washed and
rinsed by a new apparatus whioh has
a rack to hold the dishes in a revolv
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tom to drain the water into a pump
cylinder, when it is forced to the top
of the cover and discharged agaipst the
My doctor said I would die, but'Piso's
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Seals Newspaper Edges.
The free edges of newspapers are
sealed to ptevetit resale or reading with
out buying, by a new machine whioh
has a paste receptaole.which feeds onto
a roller mounted on levers in such a
manner that it is brought in contact
with the edge of a partially folded pa
per, after which the last fold is made
and the edges pressed together.
A German resident of Havana now
at Key West says that the Btrength of
the insurgent army in Cuba has been
The manufacture of some of tbe
finest French tapestry is so slow that an
artist cannot produce more than a
square yard in a year,
BELIEF FK0M PAIN.
Women Everywhere Express their
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firs. T. A. WALDEN, Olbson. da., wrltesi
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Hrs. FLORENCE A. WOLFE, (IB flulbsrry
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Mae money by lucceaful
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f Best toush errup. t antes Gtixl. TJse F
in iipue. iom dt nrujfimw.
m il a lnlJI.-Ja. ,
Ensign Willnrd'i Luck.
Ensign Arthur L. Willard earned
one hundred dollars when he planted
the Stars and Strips over a shattered
blockhouse at Diana Cay, Cuba. Wil
liam K. Qratz wrote to the, New YoTk
Herald on April 23 inclosing a check
for $100, which lie said was for the
man who first placed an Auiuiican flag
on Cuban soil. He as id that he sent
the money aa the nucleus for a fund, for
lie thought such n patriotks action
should be well rewarded.
While the Winelow, the Wilmington
and the Hudson were firing on the bat
teries at Cardenas the Machias was
making a wreck of the barracks at
Diana Bay. Wlrne the Spaniards had
scampered away Ensign Willard and
three men went ashore and planted the
American flag npon the ruins.
Ensign Wlilard is from Missouri.
He was made a cadet in 1803. He was
formerly on the Monterey.
PltOPOSED ALLIANCE WITH ENG
LAXD. If the United States and England should
form an alliance, the combined strength
would be so great lliat there would be little
chance for enemies to overcome us. In a like
manner, when men and women keep up their
IxKlily strength with Hnsteuer's Stomach
Hitters, there is little ehanoe of attacks from
disease. The old time reme.ly enriches the
blood, builds up the muscles, steadies the
nerves and increases the appetite. Try it.
j Mis. Susan A. Olenn, widow of a
soldier and mother of a volunteer, re
signed her position in the postofflee
department at Washington to go to the
front with her son. rlhe is the first
woman to be appointed matron of a
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Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa,
In Japan every workman wears on
his cap an inscription stating his busi
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Beware at Ointment for Catarrh That
As mercury will surely destroy the sense of
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tern when entering it through the mucous siir
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' R. W. BAXTER, Gen. Agent,
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body and hraln, rtlsslness, tiillliig Oiemory, lack of
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VAIUCOCELK, hydrooete, swelling and ten
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SPECIAL DISEASES, Inflammation, dis
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treated, break down the system, uauae kidney aud
blntlder diseases, eta
DISEASES OP WOMEN. Prom pt and es
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