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Image from web page 386 of “America’s war for humanity, related in story and picture, embracing a comprehensive history of Cuba’s struggle for liberty…” (1898)

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Image from page 386 of “America’s war for humanity, associated in story and picture, embracing a full history of Cuba’s struggle for liberty…” (1898)
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Title: America’s war for humanity, associated in story and picture, embracing a total history of Cuba’s struggle for liberty…
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
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Publisher: New York, Thompson

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ch gun turret. Lieutenant Potts with the stadimeter told off the distance to lyieutenantSears, and when 7500 yards was announced, the Cristobal Colon^s stem andthe bow of the partly dismantled Reina Mercedes showed in the harbor. You can fire now, stated the Commodore to the semi-stripped Captain,who stood unconcernedly in the open of the wonderful turret, and then the Com-modore stepped off the turret to avoid concussion. Let her go. Lieutenant, was heard from the turret and then therewas a frightful roar, and an immense half-ton projectile, propelled by theexplosion of 5 hundred pounds of powder, went flying toward the mark.For three seconds it flew along its trajectory, and when it dropped therearose a fountain of water, which, for a minute, hid the Colon from sight,even though a ringing cheer went up from the jackies on deck. A tiny brief there. Attempt your other a little larger up, mentioned the Com-modore and elevating it to 8000 yards, the second large gun hurled a projectiletoward the enemy-

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384 AMERICA-S WAR FOR HUMANITY. A fair hit! cried the males, as the shell crashed into the stem of theReina Mercedes and exploded. The two soon after-guns then spoke and soon after this the entrance of theharbor of Santiago de Cuba was closed out of vision from on board thebattleship. By this time the cruiser Neiv Orleans had come in variety, and the fortswere opening a steady fire from what evidently have been higher-power modern guns. The shells dropped thick and quick over or quick of the Massachusetts^and the American blue jackets jeered and laughed at the undesirable aim of the Span-iards. One extremely well-place shot went close via the upper works of theMassachusetts., but it did not hit something, and simply produced a splashing inthe water upon the other side of the battleship. Well, the Dagoes are acquiring a little greater, stated a sailor. The remarkcaused an additional waggish blue jacket to say, Oh, give them a year, and theylllearn to shoot. The extended rifles of the Neiv Orleans were by this time playinga tattoo on the

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Image from page 123 of “If Tam O’Shanter’d had a wheel, and other poems and sketches” (1898)
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Title: If Tam O’Shanter’d had a wheel, and other poems and sketches
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Boylan, Grace Duffie, 1861?-1935
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Publisher: New York, E. R. Herrick &amp co

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His gray head dropped nevertheless reduce on hisbreast, and over the dust and grime on his fur-rowed cheeks rolled the slow tears. The music» continued, but now the air was changed, andbefore the sightless eyeballs of the old man thef notes flashed up and down like balls of fire: Yes, nicely rally round the flag, boys,Nicely rally as soon as again, shouting the battlecry of freedom. Again he feels the shock and long, reverberatingroar of battle. Robert, his brother, bears the stars andstripes. He sees them floating now above the blue, on-moving ranks. Huzza! On comes the storm of shot and shell the miniesscream a death song as they pass, and the dense smokeiaiis like a flame-fringed pall. His comrade on the left drops out of sight he washis teiit mate and his lifelong friend no matter. For-ward ! He leaps aside to dodge a circling shell a warmspray showers on his cheek and hand—the life-blood ofhis comrade on the right—still, Forward! The lines are Il8 IF TAM OSHANTER *D HAD A WHEEL.

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closing, are with each other now. A troopers sabercuts his brother down, a gray clad armgrasps for the falling flag. There is a shot,a rain of blows, a deadly, hate-filled con-flict, hand to hand, and then a blinding,J^ torturous flash that hides the flag foreverW from his sight—but it is saved! Yes— Down with the traitorAnd up with the stars I The old man had risen to his feet and stood erectand soldier-like until the band passed by. He was poor,blind and helpless, but now no longer felt forgotten andalone. He settled down again, and quickly the dews ofevening cooled his brow, and gradually, up above, unfurledthe starry banner of the firmament. The boys had broken ranks and hurried totheir room and as one young fellow untied thetasseled bugle from his arm he raised it to hislips to sound tattoo— Blow out your lights, you lazy bummers,Blow out your lights and go to bed. The well-recognized strains rang clear, and as

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