War and Bananas - Hamilton County Headlines, 1898


Otis F. Hartquest, 1898, Spanish American War. He joined the 3rd Nebraska Volunteers, led by William Jennings Bryan.

He returned to Aurora and operated the local drug store until his death in 1943.

JANUARY

BEWARE THE BANANA

It was picked too soon and will always prove puckery and sour.

CASH GIVEN AWAY

O.A. Cook offers 5 cents cash with every dollars worth of goods bought.

A SIMPLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Hand-grenedes, the simplest form of fire-extinguisher, can be made at home cheaply & easily.

APRIL

SALE OF EGYPTIAN MUMMIES

CRUELTY OF THE HINDOOS

FEW CATTLE IN MEXICO

AUGUST

PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION

Executive issues formal notice for Suspension of War

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Note on the August Headline

The Spanish -American War began in April 1898 as a result of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba. On August 12, 1898, an armistice was signed between Spain and the Untied States, ending the brief and one-sided conflict. On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spainish-American War.

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