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RICH, DELICIOUS FLAVOR.
l-Ib Cans only BEST GROCERS
SHAPLEIGH COFFEE 00.,
THE THIRTEENTH MINNESOTA BEARS
ALOFT A GLORIOUS BANNER.
This Gallant Regiment of tbe .Vorth
Ttet Cutler lloltcut Pire Attacked
In Barntns Manila, Assailed In
Open and Jangle atl es RennlMed.
Copyright, 1S99, by G. L. Kilmer.
N THE civil war
the great north
west eent to tbe
field merer than
its share of hnrtl
nesota and Wis
consin each had a
came out with a
battle record un
paralleled i u
some respect, be
tbe crack fight
The deeds of. the First Minnesota and
Twenty-fourth Jlicliigau at Gettysburg
and of the Second Wisconsin in its
three years' career have never been
eclipsed by any regiment known to his
tory The Thirteenth Minnesota o . the
Spanish war qnota takes its number on
the list of volunteers from tbat state
where the civil war left it, and, al
though it is the unlucky one, according
to the superstitions tbat fact has been
a source of levity rather than ansiety
among the Minnesotans now in the
The Thirteenth dates its war exploits
from Aug. 13, 1898, wben Manila was
captured from the Spaniards, but tbat
is not the red letter day in its calendar
now. When the Filipinos broke loose
on the 4th of February, tbe Minne
sotans were doing provost guard duty
in the city of Manila. A long expected
crisis had come, for the Filipinos had
no love to waste on American boldiers
after they had disposed of the lordly
dons of Castile, and they never hesi
tated to declare their sentiments. On
the 4th of February they threw down
the gauge of battle, apd so anxious
were some of the Minnesotans to have
a band in the fighting tbat they left
their quarters in iho city without or
ders or permission to join tbe fighting
line. In a charge forward on tbe 5th.
which carried the Americans into the
Filipino works,- ono band of 50 con
tained 14 Minnesotans; seven from one
Bat at last war was brought borne to
the camps of the Thirteenth. The night
of Feb, 23 fires were started in differ
ent parts of Manila, . tbe American
policed districts especially. Tbe soldiery
and European residents turned out to
fight tbe dames and soon there were
scattering rifle shots heard in different
qnarte'rs and red rocket signals seen
mounting into tbe skies. These last
were signals for a native uprising in
the streets of Manila. In spite of the
impending danger the soldiers con
tinned to fight fire. Filipinos plied
their rifles from every concealed corner
upon the firefighters and twice attack
ed tbe Minatsota guard around the
bni;ning district Tbe posts of Com
panies C unci M were finally surrounded
by "-'nuking rains and seemed to be cut
off from all help Company M was in a
catbedial protected by a stone wall
The Filipinoh fired at tbe building, but
made no headway jn crossing tbe wall
Tbe men of other companies became
anxious for their comrades in the
cathedra!, but ceased to worry over
them when they saw a brave trio from
the fire and bullet heleagnred citadel
dashing through Hie flames after am
munition with which to bold tbe fort
And they did bold it
Company C hud to fight injbe upen
When the flames appeared in its dis
trict, two platoons set out for the scene
and were fired on in the street as they
split up into squads. Three were hit at
the first volley, and the Filipinos paid
no mere attention to them for a time,
hot, supposing that they had abandoned
their quarters in a panic, made a rush
for them, probably bent on plunder.
Lieutenant Snow was yet at the quar
ters with 10' men under him. Ho re
pulsed the attack and saved the quar
ters and baggage. Next day tbe two
companies jpined with other troops in
rounding up Filipinos who were plun
dering the burned districts and taking
pot shots at tbe American firemen and
guards. The natives defended them
selves behind street barricades and in
buildings which they had loopboled. In
pome ca&s their l.iirs bad to be set on
Gltro a72j and
Pain & Stomach
10 cents ana 25 cents Druggists.
-feSr - -
nre to bring them out. In one open
space. 50 feet 6quare, surrounded by
stone walls, there were a score of dead
Filipinos after the Minnesotans got
done with them. During the night and
day fighting the Thirteenth lost 15
Before the determined fighting of the
campaign, wben Otis began to drive
thing?, the Minnesotans were relieved
from police dnty, much to the joy of
tbe rank and file, and sent to the front
On the 25th of March the regiment, as
eh eli. bad its first encounter with the
insurgent troops. This was in the at
tack from along the Marqueta road
upon a position known as San Juan
bill A St. Paul boy. Private John F.
Pewters of Company G. thus describes
in a private letter the experiences of
the regiment Says he. "As gray dawn
broke we made a left flank movement,
aud :; line of skirmishers seven miles
long began to move toward the enemy.
After advancing about 1,500 yards er
so the. enemy discovered ns and opened
fire on our line. We halted and re
sponded with a cheer Then the battle
"Tbe enemy began retreating, but
rather slowly at first, taking advantage
of every rock and bnsh to send us a vol
ley before giving way They were soon
.in the run, however, and we kept them
sjoing sfcveral miles, when General Hale
ordered a flank movement, and the
Thirteenth swept around tie left to
support tbe troops who were fighting
"In tbe meantime the entire north
line was attacking tbe enemy, and a
hard time they had tfefore the enemy
gave way, which was not before noou.
Tbe Thirteenth was fighting-alone and
independently, headed by General Hale,
and, as before, our skirmi-h line was
about seven miles long, a long interval
between each man and no reserve. In
a charge through a bamboo jungle our
third battalion was cut off, but joined
ns later, having three men wounded.
We soon received the news that Malabon
was taken, which cheered our boys im
mensely. This was really tbe first
chance the Thirteenth had had to fight
together since the battle of Manila.
"The greatest drawback was tbe in
tense heat. Many men were overcome
and dropped. We could sco many men
lying on the ground which wo passed
over, and, of course, thought they were
dead, and for a .short time thought our
loss was heavy, but we had but 13 men
wounded and none killed."
But the most desperate strain and
peril of all came to the Minnesotans on
the 11th and 12th of April, when tbe
regiment was scattered by companies
along the railroad as guard. As it had
been while on police duty in the city, so
it was out along the exposed track in
the open country, the enemy could ap
proach from all directions.
Tbe night of the 10th tbe men went
to rest, expecting trouble. At 1 o'clock
next morning there wai firing in tbe
direction of the nearest town, Bocaua."
Gradually the firing extended all aloug
the line, and the troops took to cover
beside the track. " Volleys of Manners
swept the position, but tbe mep were
cool throughout the ordeal of a night
attack. In a short time General Whcat
on came up from Malolos and Bocaua
with detached companies to re-enforce
Major Diggles' battalion at Guiguinto.
General Wheaton at once ordered the
command to "go at them," and with
two armored cars mounting Gattling
and Hotchkiss guns the battalion start
ed to sweep the' field of the black
amigos, turned traitors. Tlia riflemen
fired swift volleys into the woods and
other cover where flashes had disclosed
the lurking places of 'the natives, and
at the same time the Gatling and
Hotchkiss guns searched the ground
with bullets and shells. When the col
umn reached Bocaua bridge, it found
Company C glad of help. This was one
of the companies attacked in the city of
Manila, Feb. 22. At Bocaua bridge the
outpost of the company was attacked
by a force which sneaked up without
warning. The outpost retreated, and
the blacks followed, taking position 200
yards from the company camp. It soon
became a triangular fight, for the blacks
were on three sides. The company next
toC was attacked on three sides at once
and could offer no help. Thirty men ol
Company E started to tbe relief of C.
On the march they were challenged in
good English, and answering, "Com
pany Ev Thirteenth Minnesota 1" re
ceived a terrible volley from the chal
lengers, whose orders were given -in
Spanish. By retiring and making a de
tour to escape tbe ambush the men of
E brough't up on a line with C at the
bridge. Afterldaylight this detachment
charged across the bridge and flanked
the natives, killing and wounding near
ly 100 at that point. While this was
going on Company D cahTe up from its
camp a mile away and took the blacks
in the rear. Captain Metz of this com
pany killed one native witbhisrevolver.
This night and day fight of the Thir
teenth cost 2 killed and 18 wounded.
It was not the end of work for the time,
but it was of death. The boys kept on
going "after the enemy." Every battle
dispatch recounting an attackupononr
forces has been followed by news of ad
vance with the natives fleeing. The
sequel to this defensive fight on the
railroad was an advance in force to.
clear the country of the treacherons
blacks, who only hung around camp
professing to be friendly to watch a
chance for attack. The Thirteenth and
the Oregons.withartillery.started across
the great plaiu leading to the town of
MAJOi: A. M. DIGOLES.
(Killed at Manila.
Saucta Maria. Scattering Filipinos wore
Does the Stomach Rule? . .
TAe warfare ietwtert ttie citizen and the stomach Some pertinent suggestions.
do this cures every p'jasi ' .ilarrh :nd thai remedy is Pe-ru-na.
Dr. Hart-nan's unvarying1 siii'i-i"s for forty year-, demonstrates the scientific
accuracy of hi- Ireainn'iit o catarrh. lV-ru-n.i K his remedy. It is a cure for
catarrh that is permanent and certain. Xovhcri is its success more marked
than in ovetvomiug stomach troubles. Mr. W. V. Strasler, 64 West Main St.,
Corry, Pa., writes as follow:
Pe-ru-itix Mtdicine Co., Columbus, O.
Dkau Slits: ' I Miffero.l with "catarrhal dypepsia. I had tried three of tho
best physicians in Indiana countv, and spent a great deal of money all to no
effect. My friends snid I could not get
hopes; I weijrbcd 13.1 pounds. I accidentally saw the name Pe-ru-na; I imme
diately commenced taking it and continued taking it until I had taken twelve
bottles, f then weighed ISO pounds and never felt better in my life. lama
walking monument of the virtues of vour IV-ru-na,'
Tuousaad.i of people ha e catarrh and
the bowels. Oct Dr. Uartinan's free
Special boot: for women.
encountered and blind shots received
from them, but they made no stand
worthy the name. The line swept
tluomjli S.tncta Maria, leaving tbe town
for the reseivea to burn, and made for
tlie foothills of the mountains Coming
to a river running to the armpits the
men dasbed through in a fairly good
line and climbed tbe steep and slippery
palisades. A bindfnl of natives might
have stcod off a battalion of Americans
at thfce passes, hut that is not tbe kind
of valor the Filipinos possess. They
strike in tha dark, but they have never
caught the Minnesotans napping, and
have given, as they should, gallons of
blood for tbe drops taken from these
heiop of the northwest
Glokuk L. Kilmek
yg!g Til km mimvi
I The great remtily for nervous prostration and all diseases of the generative
! organs of either sex, such as Nenous Prostration, ralllns or Lost Manhood,
i Impotcncy, Nisbtly Emissions, Youthful Errors, Mental Worry, excessive use
of Tobacco or Onium. which lead to Consumption and Insamtv. With overc
85 order we uuarautee to enro or refund tho money. Sold at S1.00 per box.
6 boxes for 65.00. DB.MOTPS GOOIVAL CO., Cleveland. Ohio?
For sale by .1. C. Day & Co.. 210 W.
Gompiexion ami Hais Specialists.
The brilliant complexions of women in the more exclusive circles of New
York society are not explained by the theory that associates beauty and idle
ness. In fact, many leaders of the world of fashion are hard workers. Yet
they keep their good looks even when they aro old. How do they manage
it? THE MISSES BELL, of 7S Fifth Avenue, New York, themselves con
nected with some of the rtost noted and honored families in the metropolis,
have answered the question. They have prepared for the use of women in
general, five preparations for improving tho complexion and the hair.
Tlie Hisses BELL'S
i Is an external amplication, the presence
of w liich onthe lace cannot bo detected.
( It is perfectly harmless k tn to tlie most
tdeluate sUn. It is a sure aud quick
tcuio for all roughness and eruptions.
( It acts 011 the ukiii as a tonic, producing
u naturally pure complexion. Cosmetics
(merely hide bKmislics. The Tonic gets
( rid of them. ,
5 It removes pimples, freckles, black-,
I heads, moth pat ches, liver spots, eczema, j
redness, oiliness ard all oiscolonuion,
(and imperfections of the skin. Trice, $1
The Misses BELL'S
unio mum '
(cures dandruff and prevents any return;
(of it; stops that maddening itching of)
(the scalp and makes the hair stronir.
(soft and lustrous. It is especially help-)
iiuiiojiersonswnoMjnairisiniii, dry ana
(liable to fall out. lhe tonic c!im-es)
(the skin about the roots of the hair : n ill )
(sooncorcr biild spots with a handsome)
vgrowxiu l-nce, 51 a ooitie.
The Misses BELL'S SKIN FOOD
is a soft, cream v. exouisitelv tterfumed ointment, which lining tlm netirm r.t ihn Tnnin-
) and, in mild cases of roughness, redness, pimples, etc.. is a cure in itself." It clears the
J pores of the skin of all impurities and feeds it by building up the texture and making
the flesh beneath It solid and firm. Trice, 75 cents per jar.
A trial Blzn snmplo of any ono of above preparations at our parlor
In New York city; or by mall to any address In plain wrapper upon
receipt of 25 cent m lnmps or silver to cover aotunl cost of postage
and packing. Trial sl7" nmi!e can be secured from our New York
office only. Ourngmil nlll not simplv them. Con espondencfl cor
dially solicited. AililiewTho BollTolletCo.,
TP. rri-f-I-l-. .A.V IMnus Vorlc Ol-fcv-
Bsnd for our now book. "Secrets of Beauty." Kree to any address.
I have the Misses' Bell's toilet preparations on sale at
my store. Mrs. IficFerran, 1 1 1 Mill st.
For a SUM2&BR
fo Detroit, Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Petoskey, Chicago
Ko ether Line offen X'anorama of iCO miles of equal Tarietjr and interest.
Four Tripi per Week ITet ween
Toledo, Detroit and Mackinac
K,r rr Par aad
Algal IW wp.n
1 ETOSKET, "HIE SOO," BARortTir
LOW IUTES U rtetiruqa. firUaH .nd
llclnni. Inclndlos BrtU sad Berths. 1 jiproil.
mal. Ct fr.nl CUraUad, 919.a0 fraa
lalrda, flCJi) from Detroit, fll.ti.
atJflTnoAtr. neiroii nod Cleveland fioviGoiion mm
or see O. D. Honodle, TUt, Agt, Union depot.
'depends on digestion. The
stomach is a much abused
organ. It is given the moat
unheard of tasks and fre
quently rebels. There is in
flammation of the mucous
membrane lining the stomach
this is catarrh.
Stomach troublesarc nearly
all summed up in the word
catarrh. Indigestion, thatmurderer
of peace, is catarrh. Millions of
people to-day are at odds with their
stomachs: they have catarrh.
T.ikc all catarrhal troubles in
digestion has baffled science; tha
treatment has not been thorough.
. ltis, however, fully established that
a normal flow of blood through the
mucous membrane makes it healthy
btops catarrh. The remedy that will
well; I had about given up all earthly
don't know it. Diarrhoea ia catarrh of
looks: they are mailed on application.
HecordH of Two Old Families.
"Your grandfather used to saw wood
for my grandfather."
"Yes1; I've heard him tell how your
grandfather beat him down on bi&
price and a half the time didn't pay
him." Chicago Record.
Tlie Pity of It,
Ethel How harmonious the color of
everything In this church Is!
Margaret ,-Yes, excepting the sexton.
Why doesu't he wear stained glasses?
Doubtful About tbe Method.
It is hardly possible to eat the trusts
to death at a banquet Memphis Com
IVH3EI. V -tlKilNJ JbJ TTT.T.n
The 3Ilsses BELL'S
lis made from the pare oil of lamb')
ckiu, keeping it at all tiufes in a lieun)
taud l.ealthv state. TliL, Sn.in U il.ilntilt
(scented, and is a most welcome uid tbj
f the toilet 01 fastidious women. The ut-
(most care Is taken in selecting materials
(and scrupulous cleanliness in the labor-)
(atory insures the puntyof the product.)
( Price. 15 cents per cake, kirge four-ounce)
The Misses BELL'S
lor restonng prematurely gray locks to)
tcfur original color. ,
It is not a dve nor a staiu. Tt isa color-.
less liquid that is applied to the roots of)
tho hair and leaves no telltale signs onj
the scalp or forehead. ,
Neither does it change the color of the ,
nair an at once, uniy ayes oo mat, ,
and they w ash oil. But Capilla-Renova ,
will not wash ok., race, 11.60 icr bottle. ,
CRUISJ3 taJcc tlio
Tha Greatest Perfection
let attained In Boat Con
struction : Luxurious . .
Equipment, Artistic Fur
nishing, Dscoiallon and
Par I.4 Ms&l Srtl,e Brlwr.n
DETROIT AND CLEVELAND
Fure, $1,60 Ka Mrrrlhm.
Ttriihm, Hr., ft. FUli-room. 91.73.
Connection!! aro nude M ClrvtUnt villi
Lorliebt Trains for all points Kiuf, Ni'!i
and Bouthweat, and at IMroit for all r'1' ' V
horth and Not-tli.
Punilty Trip June, JuN, A;l.
September Kit Utltrfj-: ?;.
able ram: and etle
HEROIC CAPTAIN, MAJOR AND PRI
VATE, SEVENTY-FIRST NEW YORK.
Tributes I'riiiu Veterans Who Saw
tbe Empire Mllltln nt San J nan.
There were Heroen All Alonjr the
Line Goil Shon-lntc I" ,,e Chance.
ICopjvight, 1S99, by G. L. Kilmer.
N SPITE of
cations in its
record at San
Juan Hill, the
New York, as a
tbe clond nnder
which it was
placed by the
quarrels of its
ofiicera soon aft
er the return
will right the wrong for the men who
were wronged, and the plaudits show
ered upon the marching ranks on Mem
orial day were pot extravagant and not
nudeserved. While General Shatter was
in command of the department of tbe
east after his retnrn from Cuba, a mus
tered out Seventy-first man approached
his old commander one day in a public
place and qniie timidly asked the privi
lege of shaking his hand. The matter
was put to Shafter in this form, "Gen
eral, here is a Seventy-first man who
wishes to know if you'll shake hands
with a member of that regiment!"
"With pleasnie, " said Shatter, tak
ing tho blnhhing boy's hand and laying
hold of his arm in a fatherly way. "I
am always ready to greet a soldier of
the Seventy -first Ycura is a good regi
ment, and don't you ever be ashamed
of it. The only trouble in it all was
tbat the officers fell to quarreling when
they got home. The regiment was all
right jn the field, and did no worse than
hundreds of regiments have done in the
first campaign. Had the war lasted a
few months longer the Seventy-first
would have been as good as the best."
Snap judgments on the Seventy-first
at San Juan are unfair and unjust to
say the least Notwithstanding all the
heroes the Spanish war prodnced, not
one can be spared. The Seventy-first
has heroes on its rolls. At one time it
seemed as though they had to be
brought out with a searchlight. Now
its the cowards and failures who are to
be picked out singly. Said a veteran
regnlar officer at Camp Wikoff, "Give
the Seventy-first Krag-Jorgensens and
smokeless powder in place of their
Springfield and they areregular3. "
There -have been many good thing's
said of this volunteer militia regiment
by their regnlar comrades. In compari
son with the showing of the New York
Seventh in tbe Spanish war crisis th8
Seventy-first should be entitled to an
ovation if it hadn't smelled powder at
all. But it did smell powder. It lost 15
men killed outright or died of wounds
and 76 deaths by disease contracted in
the trenches in Cuba. This was over 10
per cent of its strength.
Aside from these honorable scars, tUe
regiment made a good record in the
field and in the trenches. There is one
thing that every soldier knows which
counts in the favor of these militia
boys. Cowards cannot be drawn into
battle by chains, and if by any means
they are tricked into getting within
bullet range they may always find an
exenso to crawl ont of the dilemma.
The mass of the rank and file of the
Seventy-first acted all right at the San
Juan ford and on the hill. They didn't
show cowardice, and to a man would
have displayed heroism had they been
older hands or had proper leadership.
It is to be noted that not. an officer
of the Seventy-first was killed or strick
en mortally by fever. . The two officers
who came out unmistakable heroes
were prostrated with fever as spon as
they reached the north. These were
Major Keck and Captain Rafferty. For
a time there were conflicting stories
about Major Keck, but I discovered
at Camp Wikoff that the men in the
ranks classed Keck and Rafferty togeth
er ai the heroes of the day, shutting
out all other officers.
When tha regiment came home, Keck
didn't poso as a hero, but be talked like
one. When asked for his story, he said
'My slpry is simply the story of the
Seventy -first regiment. I never saw
skirmishers deploy ai well as tho Seventy-first
men deployed on the field of
battle. The intervals were perfect The
men were as calm as though they had
been drilling at statu camp."
- "But major," said the interviewer,
"the boys said that you led them, wav
ing a red bandanna handkerchief."
"Nonsense I The Seventy-first regi
ment iu that fight led itself."
"Bnt yon were ont ahead, were yon
"Well, 1 "followed in front.'" an
swered the major, with a smile. "But
we were all right there. Rafferty was
rii;ht with us, and so was bis command,
Company F. I tell yon Rafferty and his
men were all right."
Major Keek's Third battalion com
prised Companies B, L, K aud E.
Like the trne hero, the major would
not talk of his own deeds and experi
ences only the regiment, the regiment.
Rafferty was- also reluctant to talk of
himself, but at length did respond for
thu credit' of his company. His story I
.ilso obtained from the lips cf n regular
officer who, as aid to General Kent,
directed Rafferty in action. The first
official praise of these two officers came
in the report of Major Phil Reade, in
spector general of Kent's division and
a fine specimen of veteran soldier. Aft
er telling of the conduct of the First
b.ittalion and its imitation by tbe Sec
ond, the steadiness of the Third bat
talion under Keck and the demand for '
more troops beyond the river. Major
Reade said tbat h s-honted out to tins
imnnand, "Is there an officer hero who
'.ill obey an order from General Kent 1"
To this Rafferty promptly responded
that ho wonld obey any and every order
from General Kent. He was told what
to do. Major Keck also responded, and
his battalion was placed in line to fol
low or go beMde tho regulars then hur
rying to support thu colniun attacking
fc'an Juan hill. Major Reade gives prai-i
to Keck for readiness to act and cool
ness. Ho didn't stand on ceremony ami
demand that orders cotno through thu
regular channels, but fought when ami
where ho was told.
Sinco tho investigation and govern
or's report on the conduct of the rcsi-
I Story I
By H cents
ment that day former Lieutenant John
M. Thomson of the Third battalion has
told the story to long held secret of
what the battalion did at San Juan
Hill. lie shown, like Major Reade, that
tho Tbiid battr.lion, Idst in line, was
not serioosly affected by the wavering of
the troops ahead, and continues.
Major 'Reade of Kent's ataff, asne,! ilajor Keck,
commanding tlie Tbinl battalion, if he -would
obey an) orders from Kent. Upon receiving an
affirmative reply Major lEeadc directed him to
carry his battalion to the front, which was imme
diately done. Advancing through the trail, the
Third battalion passed the Second and First bat
talions. Major Keck di recti d the battalion to ford
San Juan river.
Arriving on the other ide of the river in the
high grass, the battalion was again formed and
speedily executed tbe command of Major Keck,
which v,as, 'Left front into line of squads oa
skirmishers! Marchl" " .
f hare never seen the maneuver more perfectly
executed on parade. In this order the battalion
crossed tbe field, which was about 200 yards in
width and 800 yards in lencih and proceeded up
to the brow of San Juan hill to the left-of the
blockhouse. Wben we reached lhe top, we found
Captain Rafferty and F already there. Ity direc
tion of General Kent the battalion .as marched
to tbe left for the distance of about one-quarter
ot a mile to find the left of the Sixteenth in
fantry. Not being- able to find tbe Sixteenth,
Major Keck marched us back to our previous po
sition on the top. of San Juan lull. There has
been no claim that thfa Third battalion led the
regiment into arion, but the Third battallcn dees
claim that they were first on the hill after Cap
tain Rafferty, who had preceded the Third bat
talion by about 20 minutes.
I i"lecry as much as anybody the undue credit
given to tbe Seventy firet and the rough riders
for the capture of San Juan lull, but 1 ito claim
for Companv F and the Third battalion that they
were present at the taking ot San Juan hill and
most materially a5isted in doing so. Tlie Third
battalion clusely followed the footsteps of tlie
Twenty-fourth intantrj. the fact of which can b
substantiated by narly all, if nofr all, the officers
of the Twent fourth infantry.
While at Camp Wikoff the writer
personally verified the statements made
by officers of the regiment to the effect
that G8 men of the Seventy-first report
ed on tbe rolls as missing the night of
July 1 ware not shirking, but were in
among the regulars, having charged the
hill with them Major Webb, inspector
general of the Second division, saya
that when the regulars marched through
the prostrate Seventy-first in the trail
they were greeted with snch cries from
the New Yorkers as, "Go in. boys, and
give it to them I" "We wish we were
going along with you I" '.'Say. take us
along with yon I" Ask any old soldiers
if that is the language of cowards and
shirks on the edge of the battlefield
Tbe gallant Captain Parker of the Gat
lings laments that the Seventy-first men
cheered his guns as they went in and
drew Spanish firo. But all this cheering
and calling for leaders shows that the
grit of themisgnided boys was all right
It was a place to rattle the oldest vet
erans, bnt the moment a leader showed
himself who conld lead, the Seventy
first men were as valorous as the best.
All who left their own ranks to join the
regnlars fought like heroes, and then
went back to their own colors.
Captain Rafferty finally told his
stcry. and f aid . "Sly company pushed
right along and forded the creek, which
was np to their necks From the creek
up to the blockhonse was an open
space, which the Spaniards just swept
with volleys - We clambered along to
ward the eminence on which the fort
stood. Adjutant Tayman of the Twenty
fourth inftlntry, one of the colored regi
ments, a splendid officer and man, came
np and said, 'Where are you going V
"I replied, 'Up the hill."
"'Good I said he. 'You're the "kind
we want." So along with tho regnlars
Company F went np."
Tayman said that it was as Rafferty
claimed; .that he. Tayman, directed
Rafferty how to get his company to do
execution, and Rafferty. after the bat
tle, limited him ont to thank him for
it. Said Taytiinti. "Rafferty did
A fioUl ii(Kpir unit a linn nfricpr N.'ived
tho honor of the Seventy-Brit on San
Juan bill, and to Private Charles lid
wards of Company I belongs the glory
of winning the only honorable mention
ItAJIIU M(k A1TA1.S l.'A l-r l!T
fll- i uf tl.c Sfventy tlrst.
for a mini in the r.inks Major Reajle
Kiiil in his report that this soldier "ren
dered voluntary, ellicucions and unre
mitting care to thu wounded and sick.
Ho merits otliciiil recognition."
The namu of Corporal Robert Gordon
Kvrrett of Company Ij belongs in the
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list of heroes in tbe ranks. He acted as
orderly for Major Keck and carried or
ders nnder fire, earning among his com
rades the title of "Boy Hero of Santi
ago." After passing through all the ex
posure unharmed he died at home of
typhoid fever, contracted in camp.
Stem and unrelenting judgment
should fall upon tbe cowardly and in
competent fellows who misrepresented
this noble band that day of battle, but
to Keck, Rafferty, Efdwards and the rest
the hand and voice of every soldier who
knows what real war is will be raised
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in the taking of San Juan bill.
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