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BOMBARDED BY T HE NEW YDRk PF -
AN AND CINCINNA -1.
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The New York, Paritan snd Cir
cinnati bombarded the forts at Uin
mouth of Matar zas harbor Wednesday
afternoon. TnEre were no cssualtits
on our side, but it is helieved that the
hail of iron which poured in the -crts
must have caused Icss of lie to the
SpaniadS, though nothing is k:own
definitely. The engagement commen
cEd at 12.57 aid ceased at 1:15. The
object of the attack was to prevent the
completion of the earthworks at PU1
taGorda. A battery on the e.stacid
arm of the bay cpened i:e on the
flagship, and this was also shelied.
Aboat 128 inch shells were 1dred from
the eastern fcrts, but all fell short
About five cr six shells were fired
from the half complett d battery Two
of these whizzed cver the New York
and one fell short. The sbips lef t the
tay for the open sea, the object or dis
covering the whereabouts of the bi t
taries having teen accomnl*shed. In
the neighborhocd of 300 sLots were
put on land from the three ships at a
range of from 4.000 to 7.000 yards.
Bear Admiral Sampson,when s k d
if he was satisfied with the result atud:
"Yes I am. I expected to be."
The half completed Spanish earth
works and battery were apparently al
ploughed up by the shells.
All the ships engai ed showed excel
lent marksmanship throughout the
engagement, and when they were fir
iag at the shortest range nearly every
shell took effect.
The forts which were bombai ded
were on a low lying point ard were
considered mereiy earthworks. They
did not make a good targt, yet when
e bit guns were fired at the shortest
portions of the forts could be
Ilying in the air at every shot.
The flagship returned to Habana,
the Puritan and Cincinnati were
THE FORTS DEMOLSH ED.
ret&aU of the I-embardmeLt Of the
dispatch from Key West, Fla.,
a from the fact that the Spaniards
opmd fire on our sips white the lat
ter wers making a reconnoisance in
force, and when the vessels were near
lyfive miles out from the batteries,
leas to the belief that the enemy be
lieved that all that was necessary to
induce the United States fi:et to move
further away was for the batteries to
open fire on them.
But if, from former expf rience, they
had reached this conclusion, they
found that forbearance had reached
the limit, and they must have b-en
inten-ly astonished when the New
York, being the farthest West but the
nearest in thore, opened fire with her
batteries with a vengeance, and steam
ing nearer shore, accompanied by her
sonsorts, made such excellent practice
withher guns that in eighteen minutes
every Spanish gun was silenced.
It would have been wcrth a vear's
pay to any one to have seen the iL ects
of the last shot fired, that from ine
.Puritan's 12-inch pet, when a mass of
stones, earth and a battis went sixty'
feet in the air, falling in the rear o!
the spot where a Spanish gun had
been but a few minutes bef ore.
There must have been many casual
ties on the Spanish side, since the
rapid fire guns 'were used on all the
ships, as well as those of larger cali
bre. It seems to be the general opin
ion that the Spaniards had nothing
heavier than 8-inch guns, and that
they had very poor gunners with any
of their ordnance.
However, just before the Spanish
batteries werekilenced, one gun on the
west side of the harber se eamed to be
getting the range of the flagscip seve
-ral shots striking near the Ne w York
and on both sides of her.
If the purpose of the reconassiance
and the subsequent cannonade was to
secure an avauiable place for the land
ing later of United States troops, such
purpose has been well accomplished,
for no doubt exists that the Spanmsh
batteries at Matanzas have been sil
enced for good, or at least fcr a longer
Stime than will be necessary to effect a
The Spanish Account.
A dispatch from Madrid say a the
version of the bombardment of Ma
tanzas by the United States fleet which
has reached here say that "after hall
an hour's fight, the Americans were
obliged to retreat." L=.ttle credence is
attached in Madrid to the die patches
from New York telling of the born
bardiment of Matarnzas, as the latter
'conflicts with the efficial reports
The latter, in addition to say ing the
Americans "were obliged to retreat,
admits that "several men were killed,
and that some damage wais done tc
the town," also saying w at the "Amne
rican lossis not kno en."
spanish eptes in ths 8cuth.
Gov. Atkinson, of Georg-ia, re .e ve
a latter Thursday from Dr. Jas. L.
Lung, of Good Hope, G.a , say ing tha
Spanish spies were planning to wrech
bridges and blow up traios bearing
troop to Key West. Dr. Long is
proninent physician of Gocd Hope, ir
Walton County, and is .known to thc
Governor. The letter reado,: ' I writt
to inform you that t wo Sparnish spies
passed through this vicinity yester
day, going aouth. Their :.t entions
aretoblowup the brides and traira
loaded with United S-ates soldier
when en rcute to Key West and othe.
Freesom nI e .
A dispatch from K'ey West, Fla.
says the crews of the car ureat S.,.n
ish vessels have all been era an
ty, but as many of them are withew
friends here, they do not care to las
in a hostile city, desroite assoa&ic s o
;rotection. They rwiii. ihenio.e
probably be orouuht ast ere here a
quartered in barracks urnder guard o
F'ederal troops, where rations and al
the possible comfcrts will be provide
f or them.
Powder worki Exptv!e
A number of explosions cccume
Thursday afternoon in the Atlant.
Powder Company's works, and th
plant is novr a mass of iuinis. S.
workmen were killed and our other
were seriously in jared, some pro saw:
fatally. The wor.ms were amattaed
an isolated spot, Eeven miie.1 out in
rongh cont frn im Dover. Fa.
Tr e2Ipu-e t U p M-:tmer Guido
by Il h Flee t.
A dispatch from Key West, Fla.,
sa-s aside from th e news of the bom
bardmrt of Matarsas which set the
o 'with jy, the evitof Thurs
dril maring the end of
ir eek of the war, was the ar
riva o-f the biz priz , the steamer
Guido. Sie was captured by the Ter
r'r azd thne unbcat Machias 14(a miles
cf Cardene at 4 o'cloc Wednesday
r it rot urtil after a stern
c4ase. Five shots were fired, four by
ite :nnitcor and cne by the gunboat,
thcughr t-e shot from the Machias did
rot ue dAtect. Two of the Terror's
thcts wEnt tbrcu.h the pilot house
a.d one struck a longbcat and the up
~ Manul Rivas, a sailor, was in the
pilot hc use o. tie Guido and the flying
spliniers penetrat(d his breast, inflict
i:g wounds which may cause his
death. He was brought ashore and
taken to the hospital Thursday after
ncon. Captain Kichiondo received a
flesh wcund in the wrist from a sphn
ter when the shct went thrcugh the
T e G ad: was bound from Corunra
to Hlavara, with a cargo of provisiors
at G r.cev, ihcugbt to Le fcr the
Spui.s ircops. The Terror irst
sighted her and began the pursuit by
serndirg a blank shot across her bows
Te Spaniards promptly put out all
her lights and started in a desperate
attempt to run away.
The monitor then brcught her six
pcunders into play and sent three
more shots directly at her, all finding
the mR.k. She also trained her big
12 inch guns on the Guido, prepared
to sink Ler if the Saniards did not
Meanwhile the Macbius had corre
up and Eent a shot from a 4 inch rifle
a-t the fugitive. Captain Ktchiondo,
seeing that he had two such powerful
enemies to combat, surrendered.
Lieut. E F. Q ialtrough, Ecs:gn J. F.
Hubbard ara two narines were put
aboard as a priza crew and brought
the steamer into Key West. As soon
as Captain Kichiondo and his crew
learned of the conditions existing in
Cuba, they aked to be landed there.
The Guido is a steel screw steamer
of 3,133 tons gross and 2 872 net. She
was built by Hart & Wolff, of Belfast,
is 360 feet long, 41 feet wide and has a
depth of 26 feet. Her port of registry
is Bilboa. The vesel and cargo are
sdid to be valued at $400,000. She
carries a crew of thirty six.
L IEUT, ROWAN LANDS IN CUBA.
Lardel frcm an Open Boat With Crban
Guides We.t of Slntiag.
F:rst Lieut. Andrew R wan of the
Nuieteenth Infantry, under orders
from the war department, was landed
on the Cuban coast somewhere west
of Santiago, probably before dawn on
Mondar. His Cuan guides and an
open sail boat were used. The guides
have not returned.
Lieutenant Rowan is on his way to
the camp o Gen. Calixto Garcia. He
will rep:esent the war department in
arranging for the co-operation of the
insurgents in the invasion of eastern
Cuba by the forces of the United
States. The time and place of inva
sicn will be controlled by events and
the character of Lieutenant R~wan's
Lieutenant RIbwan was de tailed from
the bureau of information for this
dangerous ser vice-dangerous because
in his civilian dress he is liable to be
treated as a spy. He speaks Spanish
and knows Cuba, having written a
book on the subject. Moreover, he is
an expert map maker.
Lieutenant Rowan left Washngton
under instant orders on April 1 He
was directed to wait here, prepared to
go to Por to Rico or Cuba. As he went
to eastern Cuba, it is inferred that a
blow will be struck there before one
:s struck a: Porto Rico.
With him he took an official Span
ish section map of eastern Cuba, with
emnendations made by the war depart
ment hiydrographers. The expectation
;a that General Calixto Garcia will
dispose his forces to cover a landing
of='United States troops as pr earranged.
A courier wiia Lieutenant Rowan's
fist dispatches to the war department
will probably leave General Gtrcia's
camp next week.
Of iwo Spinlah Omiars Who We:e Cap
Lieut. Lel Pino, of the Spanish in
fantry, and his orderly, who were
capture d by the gunbat Wilmington
on board a small schooner bound for
Matarz is, were put on shore Wednes
day at Santa Cruz. 24 miles from Ha
bana by the United states scout boat
Aigonquin, formerly the steamer El
i'oro. The lieu~enant was on a fur
teugh an-d w as going to see his wife
and irnfant cuiJd. Tee laitter was born
last Friday and the father had not
seen his chadd. Under the circumn
stanc.s Rear Admiral Sampson deci
ed to let the Spanish clieer and his
rderly go uander parole ) The Al
gor q un,ccm manded by Ensign Cros
Iey, .tying a ilag of truce, steamed in
to the Santa Cro z inlet. The small
craf t was closely - w a'ched through
many glasses oa board the fbigship
New York which was lying only a
~e miles off . A fe w persons were
seen to gather near the small fortifica
tons of Santa Craz as the Algonquin
approached. The latter performed 1:er
mision safely arnd apparently with
ut ircident. Sac tnen returned to
To Manu Mo.nto a,
The s cretary cf the navy has re
ouested the Ne w Odleans naval mili:ia
'o go to Port Roya!, S. C., and take
the moni or Pas-aic from that port to
NoCr ~s. where~ s e wai b t n
z ,:ae Misssippi to defen~d tne
ri* - simiar request has been
c upon th.e Sauth Carolina
a n .12 to rcced to XVlming
N. '. wnere tae moninor NMn
etisiowv under repair at a private
a- dci ak h~ craft to Port
. L. o replace the Passaic.
aarth It:Jgaad -Fiunk~s2'
T c .s of the -Fourth Brigade
o umCar~in Sate troops met in
tin- isn to be cent to (>iba. 'Tne
- me a 1e 11sa ere and Sight,
bu Cia go Outs de the United
Sates as r.dividuals or companies to
ngright the Spaniards. The Fourth
Brigarde is comnposed entifely of Char
SO1'fH CAROLINA' QUT
HOW THE TROCPS OF THE STATE
ARE TO BE RAISED.
The Uompnies May See et Their Uwz of
ficere. but %be Goverror Reseiv:ni the
R!gnt to Appoint R-glmentll Officers
All the Part!colsrs.
AIfairs are gradually beirg fccusted
and in a few days South Caroliria*S
pesition in recard to the war wiil be
dEiiiely settled. It is already krowu
what the United Statts expects of
Scuth Carolina. According to the
rrcelamation cf the President, this
State is expected to furnish cne regi
ment and one battalion of iL f antry and
one battery of neavy artillery.
Governcr Ellerbe Wednesday set
tied the question as to how this qucta
is to be raised. He was in consulta
tion with several prominent militia
tlicers for quite a while Wedresday
murning, and as a result of the deli
berations, he issued the following tro
clamation, stating exactly how South
Carolina's quota is t be appointed:
Columbia, S. C., A pril 27, 1598.
In obedience to the nroclamatior of
the President of the United States for
volunteers in the servize in the Unite d
States, and the secretary of war bav
ing fixed the quota cf South Carolina
at one regiment and one battalion cf
infantry and one battery of heavy at
tillery, and directed that the present
State milita shall he used as far as
possible, now, therefore, I, W. H. Ei
lerbz, Governcr and Commander-in
Cbief of the State militia, do Ie-eby
call upon the following commands to
furnish their respective qu'tas as
General Edward Anderson, com
mandir g the fourth brigade, one bat
tery o' zeavy artillery.
Gin. R. N. Richbourg, commard
ing the second brigade nine companies
of infantry, three from each of his
reiments to wit: First regiment,
Col. R. M. Claffy, three companies;
second reigment, Col. Wilie Jones,
three companies; fourth regiment,
Col. D. J. Auld, three companies.
General Joseph L. Stoppelbein, com
manding first brigade of cavalry, one
company of infantry.
Col. J. G. Wardlaw, commanding
third regiment of infantry, tnree con
Col. J. C. Boyd, commanding fifth
regiment of infantry, three companies.
a company of infantry shall consist
of not less than eighty four non ccm
missioned officers and privates and
three commissioned officers.
Ocmpany commanders will report
direct to their respective regimental
commanders, except the company
from the first brigade of cavalry, who
will reprt direct to General Stoppel
bein. W. H. Elleroe,
As will be Eeen, Governor E.ler b
has asked for three companies of 87
men each from each of the regiments
of the second brigade, and three com
panies each from the third and fif n
regiments of infantry. General Stop
pelbeia has agreed to endeavor to
furnish one company of infantry from
the first brigade of cavalry.
General Anderson is to furnish a
battery of heavy artillery.
Te TilE OFFICERS.
TeGovernor has the right to ap
point the cllizers of the regiment andI
of the several companies, but he rill
permit each company to recommeni
its own officers, and will commission
such officers except for sufficien t rea
son to the contrary.
He will reserve the right to appoint
the regimental c fli ers, and there is
much speculation as to who will be
wHo NEED APPLY.
The Governor received the follow
ir; lcters from Secretary A'ger, sta.
ig what age and class of men need
apply for admission to the regular
War Department, Washington, April
To the Governor of South Carolina:
Sir--Under the act of Congress "-to
provide for temporarily increasin g the
military establishment of the United
States in time of war and for other
purposes." approved April 22. 189S
ana call for 125,000 volunteers by
direction of the Pr-esid~nt, I have the
honor to request you to provide from
your State the quota of volunteers as
One regiment and one battalion of
infantry and one heavy battery to
serve in the arms of the service de
sgnated, for the periodi of t wo years,
unless sooner discharged.
Attached will be found a statement
sho wing the organization for artillery,
cavalry and infantry.
Please cause the adjuata-it general of
the army to be informed of the time
your quota will be at its rendezrous,
as it will be met as soon as practicable
thereafter by an cfli er to muster it
into the service and pay of the United
States. The mustering officer will be
instructed to receive no man under
the rank of commissioned oili ner, who
is in years over forty-five or under
eighteen, or who is not in physical
strength and vigor- As soon as mus
tere. into the Uaited 8'.stes service, it
is the intention that troops from your
State will be assembled with others
for instructions and service under tie
directions of the maj~r general c~m
manding the army, at some poiat or
points to be designated hereafter. It is
desired for reasons stated in telegramn
of that date, that, as far as practi
cable, the National Gmad be giv-en
The rende zvcus for your S~ate will
be Charleston- If, for any cause, it i
found necessary to change point of
:onentration, your recommendation
Bands may be organiz:d frxm the
'strength of regiments as in the regular
army, viz: See paragrapL 215. Aruny
R gulaticns 1833
Secretary of War.
Fllowing is a list of oilicers f'or
the regiment and for company form a
One colonel, I11ieutenant cilonel, 2
majrs, 1 adjutant, (extra lheateinan.
surgeon, I quartermaster, onra
lieutenant), 2 assistant surgeous, 1
chaplain, I sergeant majr, 1 quarar
master-sergeant, 1 e'biet mus:cian, :
principal musicians, 3 haspital stew
Lie cap~ain, 1 tirst 'eAnzn:, 2 sec
Iond lieutenant. 1 first sergeant, 1 quar
Iermaser, 4 ser eants, 12 corp>rols. :2
Imusicians, 1 articer, I wagoner, 59
\7KA."O x A"TLLPFRV.
tsir. I :rst lieutenant, I sec
on lieteant. 1 sergeant, l quaiter
e rre.a btS, corporals. 2 musicians, 2
a s I wsgorer, 10S pnivates
n mn1 10privatcs uninimr.
MAiG.CVE IN LUCK
( a ;~u ie Blig E psiria Lire - Pana
v.th a Very Vatunb'e ongo.
The big Scanish stea-ship Panan'a
o. the Ctbeihos line, vhich left New
Ycrk on April 20 for Habana, with a
number cf Spamsh re'uaets on bcard
and a varv vauable caro, r.,cluding,
it is underniexd, storrs for the Span
:sh army, was ctptured about 0 miles
f:cm Habana by the little lighthoUse
tender Mar grove, now belonging to
the mosq:ito fleet. e Mangrove
mounts two six-p udErs and four .)
yevoivrS.I, She is in commnd of
Leut. Commarder W. 11. Everett,
and has a crew of 13 men. Tue Pan
ama is of about 2.8u tons and a very
Tne Panareais ccmmand d by Capt.
QaeveJo. She sailtd from New York
asst WLdnesday heavily laden with
food supp ies a.d merchandise, her
mqanifs; showirg her cargo to consist
of bcon, hams, lard, eans. peas,
corn, bran, ii ur, hay, rxIting ma
chiLeS, e'c. She was clearLd for Ha.
bi.ns, Progreso and Vera Cruz by J.
'. CeLte*1cs & Co., tue New York
aeLts for the trar:s Atlantic company
of BirclAm. the owners of the stea
Th,- prize of the Mangrove was for
meriy the British steamer Branksome
Hal. She is of iron and was built at
Gl.asgow in 1S75. She registers 2,0S5
o .s gross. She is 33 L 4 feet long, 34.2
feet brcad and :s 24 9 feet deep.
When the Mangrove sigmed the
Spani;r.l she ran up to her and fired
a gun across I e: bo Ar. The I:ner did
not take the hint and a second shot
was find, after which the Panama
slowed down a jittle. A third was
i-ed scross the bows of the Panama
4.t a hunured 3 ards and the deck uili
cer of the Spanish vessel was bailed
aLd notitlrd that if he did not heave
to a shut would be Eeat through his
vessel. This notification causzd the
Pansma to be brought to.
Ensign Dayton then boarded the
Spanish? steanier and took possessioi
of her. The battleship Indiana steam
ed up and Commander Everett noti
fled Capt. Taylor of the Indiana that
ne had captured the Panama and bar
iowed a prize crew from tne batle
ship, ccnsisting of Cadet FAlomr
and 1E mirints.
The Mangrove was then ordered to
report to the flagship and Rear Admi
ral Simpson told Cummander Everett
to take n-is priz! nut .ey West.
Tat Panama is understood to have
34 passengers on boara. As she roun
ded to after the little Maugrove cap
tured her, the latter knowing the Pan
ama was an auxiliary cruiser, ex-ect
ed to be tired upouL.1i is nut yet
known whether the Panama Lad guns
Crpt. Q evdo was grie-f s icken
and greatuy humiliatnd occause of the
capture. The passengers declare they
kaew nothing of the bicckade, and
tnaswhen iney Saw thC search light
of the Mangrove they thougat it was
the Aght of a Spanish man-of war.
The first shot changed thfeir j)y to ap
prehension, tUe second and Laird cre
ated. a panie. The women ran scream
ing for shelter from the enemy's guns
and tue captain locked Li~nselt sullen
ly in his eC bin.
The United States gunboat Newport
Capt. B. F. Ti:ey, has brought in the
Spanish sloop 15uquete and tne Span
isn schooner Pirea-so, Cuban coasting
vessels whica she captured Lif Habana
WARt N WS IN BRIEF.
some cf t::e Things thaL Have Hisppeicd
the a; Week.
Rear Admiral Samnson has closed
the pcrts of Cardenas, Mariel and
Meatanzas in addition to Havana. His
war ships have captaieti two prizes
Miquel Joner, r' mnerchantman. worth
$100,000, and the Spamish translantic
ner Cataimna, worti $1,500.000.
nre report that Mor-ro Castle fired
on the 11.et came fromn the lact that
ten st~ots were fired on a ne wspaper
tug which lost her bearings at night
and got too close in land.
Spain has issued an ciieial decree
recognizing the state of war and an
noutc.ng tnat sue would fit out priva
teers, but that she would give Ameri
can ships 3J days to get out of ner har
In some parts of Caba the Spanish
soldiers have-started to burn towns. A
new fort is to be built at the entrance
to Chesapeake Bay for the iurther
protection of Washington.
Tue batiesLh O :eg on took coal in
the Strait of Magellan Friday an:1
sailcd north in the Atlantic. She was
waraed that the Temierario is after
It is expected that for t'ae present
nd imnmediate future, the insurgent
army will do the greater part of the
igating in Cuba. Loere is ino inten
uon of taking the militiamen and ne w
rcruits into Cuba, until thorougnly
nsured to the n~rd2ships of m~intary
i e.1 Pobioly th:e regulars also vriil
o eld in tuis country unuil later in
ad~mral Sampsoa's uieet will take
utsts opportunity to form a janction
Cit Gan' z- atmyv, anid there will
thencIdortu be perne. cooperation be
t seen tnose t~voorganizuions in con -
Iucuing wr aiaist te coasnionerne
T'e insurgens ae the best men for~
heserviie at present, nd they can be
rst d to do zi-aljus wyork when well
armied and cloted
Sii.uderso .ad ta'.th gov-ernrzent
of warrto ltc'ut several regianents of
i::urent i go: shipe anu to put
the e-"ur" CL:a uy nv good ligt
doi e' eat t 2 .yth-at I:eeth
aretu i tco ampn wo have %jnedf
::1 're to c"e ~m c rt
THE OLD CONFEDS.
A GREAT PARADE OF OLD VETERANS
Tl:e U States A,t'lsrr Band Furnistel
om's of tte Mneic-A very Imposing
Prccesae'f2-Uez. Hampten and Other
D'tinguishcd -en in Evide:ce.
The old Confeeerate Veterans had a
gloricus reunion in Charleston last
week. The attendance was very large
and all seemed to erjoy th- occasion
very much. O Wednesday there was
a magnificient parade. Tae column
was comnosed of the Veterans and
Sons of Veterans. Seldom has a pa
radc wended its way through the
streets of Charleston, which excited so
m:ca interest, admiration and even
veneration. The thousands of people
who lired the pavements of Meeting
street from Calhcun to Broad streets,
frequently gave vent to their feelings
by ioud and prolorged cheering. It
was a continuous ovation for the par
ticipants of the parade from the time
that Gen. Lyon gave the order, "For
ward march!" until the procession
reached the Fourth Brigade phz i,and
the lines were formed within the Cit
TLe formation was well conceived
and was perfectly conducted.
The paiade was headed by Maj. W.
A Bavle and L'eutenants of Police
McMaLtus, Mollenteimer and Dunn,
followed by a platoon cf "the finest."
Gen. Lyons as chief marshal and
Aides W. K. S:eadman, E H. Spark
man. W. T. Branch, J. M. Jaudon
atd W. A. Templeton came next.
Gen. EJ ward Anderstn and the fol
loring stsff: Maj~rs D. L Sickler, C.
Julius Redding, T. G. 1'rioleau fol
lowed the marana's.
The First Artillery band was kindly
loaned by Col. Rawls for the occasion.
The music of the band added consid
etably to the spirit and martial aspect
of the varade.
The following companies of the bri
gade came ne.&t: W as- iogton Light
Infantry. Sum:er - Gaards, Carolina
R:fiAs, Palmetto Guards, Lafayttte
Artillery, Naval Reserves, German
Artillery, without tield pieces,German
Fusiliers, Irish Volunteers, carrying
their famous battleilg. A band or
mus'c was placed between the Naval
Reserves and the German Artillery.
Tne Charleston Marine band headed
Camps Moultrie and Henry Buist,
Sons of Confederate Veterans. Then
came Gen. Binham, canmanding the
South Carolina Sans. His staff ac
companied him. Tne Sons were out
in full force and as was the case with
the veterans. The various camps car
ried their banners.
A half dczen cars with the sponsers
and msids of honor, all elegantly cos
I tumed, foilowed the Sons. The cars
were in charge of Capt. Passailaigue
and a corps of conductors. The Char
leston Light Dragoons acted as espec
ial escort for the sponsors and maids
Carriages containing. Gen. Wade
Hamp.on, Gen. E. M. LAw, Judge
Hud.SO, Gen. Elward Mcrady and
Col. Rawlisis Lowndes followed. A
-etachmtnt of Charleston Light Dra
goons hbd their customary place of
honor as Gen. Hampton's body guard.
Probably the mos; famous and his
toric 111- in the parade was that borne
by J. C. Srbimg of Camp No. 1,006,
Pendleton. The flag is the property
of C. L. Reid of Waihalla. It was
made by the ladies of Richmond and
presented by Gen. Longstreet to the
Palmetto snarpshooters in 1862 in
front of Rich-nond. Tne flag was in
all the battles Longstreet participated
in up to the surrender. The flag bears
the blood stains3 of J. L. N. Smith,
who received seven wounds and was
killed at the battle of Seven Pines.
The historic flag of Walter's battery
in which Camp Washington artillery
played a conspicuous part was also in
parade borne by acting Color Bearer
The flag presented to the Or.r R.fles
by the ladies of Charleston in the
spring of '62, when the corps was sta
Llonea on sullivan's Lland, was car
ried by W. R. McKinney, who bore it
during the war.
Capt. Hyman of Florence als> oar
ried a historic flag. The flag was car
ried by the Tenta S. C. reginent. The
color bearer, Sergt. Branch, was
killed at the battle of Bentonville. As
he feli the flag was grasped by A. A.
Meyers, who carried it in today's pa
race. The Tenth regiment saw hard
service during the war.
A number of the flags, notably that
of the Fifth cavalry, borne by Prof.
V. C. Dibble, were also in line.
After the color guard came the
Fourth brigade band and the veterans
in the follo wing order:
Cnarleston, Chesterfield, Fairfield,
Florence, Richland, York, Abbeville,
liten, Anderson, Barnwell, Cherokee
E igefield, Greenville, Laurens, Lex
ington, Ooonee, Orangeburg, Saluda
anid Sparaanburg regiments; then
camne unattached camps in these
c~unties which have not formed regi
There were probably 2,500 men in
line, and the miost noticeable feature
of the parade was the number of old
veteraus who were out and the many
professional and business men who
apared the time~ from their daily rou
uine to marco shoulder to shoulder as
they did yeara ago.
The crowd at tne Citadel wa's enor
mous. It was p 3rhaps the larg'st that
has ever assembled on the quadrangle
and on the three lon g gaheries run
ing arour~d the entire length of the
q uad ran die.
Long before the prccession reached
the roint of formation on Meeting
straet people began to flIck t> the
e ieeny, and by 12 o'clock the gal
1eries were ero, d..d.
Wh en te parade reached Marion
q aue it w7assimply a mass of surging
samniy and policemen had to force
an opeix in tnte crowds for the spon
. : mids of hcor to ps
a upnsors occupied seats on the
--st glery direcUy over the speakers
tiand. Te seats were decorated with
huntin2, pdmetto and Confedreate
ne~ Daugh.e:-s of the Confederacy
oc:'t-ie to first g allery in front of
te speaker. plaunrmn, while the top
3.11ery wvas used for asating the gen
T iesp~ar/plntorm was draped
ba au ~rce and there cnuld
a:se nold : eg of the (aifederate
ale 3i jng ia tile ore-.:) with tue
taes son the platform, Hie was
greeted with great applause as he
monej tesan.Teband played,
men yelled, this was caught up by the
galleries and the old wallsof the CitC
del fairly trembled.
Gen. Walker, who presided. then in
a few words intrcduced Gen. Bonham
of Anderson, who for 15 minutes
made a most pleasing address.
After Gen. Bonham, Gen. Law
spore. He was welcomed with shouts
and whoops from the old -veterans.
His address was just to the liking of
the veterans and several times he
was interrupted by cheers and ap.
Gen. Wade Hampton was the next
sneaker introduced. At the mere
ienin of his name the crozd went
wild and ladies waved their handker
chiefs in the air as he advanced to the
fion , tbe sponsors who were Eeated in
the gallery behind him, literally
crowned him with rcses. It was a
perfect waterfall of roses and he was
completely buried beneath a sho -er of
flowers. The etiect was very beauti
ful and took the old gentleman com
pletely by surprise. He recovered
himself shortly and in beautiful En
glish thanked the fair sponsors for
their compliment. It was sometime
after this before order could be restor
ed. Gen. Hamnton held the closest
attention during the whole of his
speech. in elcquent language he
told the story of tue four years strug
gle the south made againEt the nort a,
and he paid a handsome tribute to
General Lee and other distinguished
soldier of the Confederacy. He mild
ly censured those who deserted Lee
and who weakened in their adhererLca
to southern principles when there was
need of their services. General Hamp
ton referred to the present war and
threw the vast assemblage into the
wildest excitement when he exclaim
ed that Cuba should be free and tnat
the people of South Carolina should
have a band in the liberation of the
island from Spanish tyranny. He
said that there should be no hezi
tancy on the part of the ci-izen sol
diery of the State and that South Car
olina should remain true to ber tra
ditions. The country has need of the
services of South Carolinians he said,
and when the nation calls the Palmet
to flhg should respond around it. He
expressed the hape that when the
army is to invade the Palmetto flag
will be well to the front. He said
that as old as he was, he stood ready
to go with his people to Cuba.
The convention of Sons of Veterans
completed its labors this afternoon,
winding up certain routine work.
Resolutions of thanks to the Charles
ton Camps and to the Young Men's
Business league and the public gener
ally were adopted for the attention
shown the visitors.
At the afternoon session Thursday
General Bonham was reelected major
general and Miss Minnie Car wile was
elected the sponsor for the division.
W. T. Logan C. A. Darham and D.
Wyatt Aiken were electea the briga
dier generals. Resolution of respect
to General Samuel McGowan and Col.
I. G. McKissick were adapted. A
committee was appointed to adopt
resolutions of respect to General Ha
good. General Bratton, Judge 0o'.h
ran and Colonel DzsPortes. A num
ber of matters of a minor and routine
character were disposed of.
Tne.-Veterans, Sans of Veterans,
sponsors and maids of honor were tae
guests of the entertainment committee
Thursday afternoon on an excursion
around the harbor. The party was taken.
down past Fort Sumter where a pass
ing glance of the rehacilitated fortress
was given. The visitors were given a
chance t see tne 12 inch rifle battery,
known as Sergeant Jasper, and the
mortar battery and Fort Moultrie.
Tne steamers did not go beyond FLa
Sumter, where the channel is set with:
mines and torpedoes so that there was
no danger to tne pleasure seekers. The
steamers also took the visitors up
both rivers and gave them a passing
view of the paiosphate woras ana
other points of interest.
The veterans of Hagood's brigade
Thursday paid tribute t>~ the memory of
their gallant leader who has passed
over tne river to rest since tneir last
The war song concert was given at
9 o'clock Tnursday night at tne i
Gen. Coppinger receiveti today a let
ter of thanks irom the Canaederate
veterans for his courtesy in attending
the memorial services Thursday at the
Confederate burial grounds, and re
plied in fiting and patrio'.ic words,
greatly delighting the veterars.--S :ate.
THE SOUJTHERN ARMY
U. S. Oftimera Detalied to Maste, Valan
teers Into service.
Secretary Alger has detailed the foi
lowing namedcotli~ers to muster into
the service of the United S:ates
for tne States and at the stations
set opposite their names, the troops
calied out by the President': pro
clamation. The officers are to go
without delay to the rendezvous de
signated and report their arrival to
the governors of the States and exe
cute the work assigned them as soon
Alabama-Mobile, First Lieut. Man
gus 0. Hollis, Fifth infantry.
Araansas-Little Rcek, First Lieu:.
Percy El. Trippe.
Florida-Taampa, Capt. T aoass 31.
Woodruti, Fif th infantry.
Georgia-A lanta, Capt. Oscar J.
Brown, Farst cavalry.
Kentaczy--Laisville, First ?ieut.
Heroert S. Whipple, Seent h ca valry.
Louisiana-Nev 0 Oleans, Second
Lieut. Jacques de Ladtte, .M rst infan
Maryland-Bahinore, Capt. Wval
ter L Fmnnery, Nsuta caaly
He~birt 0. Wilas la naty
John C. Gre.ham, >aveatn chvalry.
South Csroln a .adeonS on
Lieut. Marc s B3 S~es rt as
Tenne'e--Na.,fr ille, F irs Lieu:.
R~chard C2 .rax.'n, F-t.inar.
West V~.ii -e~ata::
and L'.eut. lk~ 2 T:.hi
I! fron any cri u oenr
ser -l.;r...e.t at ocC .
nar'th a~V V; b icera 'o udr-'
long b ::ore n idsu-nmer, i2
West !! aet will no doub: ae i l
its work in the tropi~s ad derpried
for a less tempestuun and pes-.iential
AM P LE7V WARN 1N V
Mercharamen in American WAa - H t,.
Till My.- t3 L!ave Unmoie ;.
The President Wednesday issued e
fillowing proclamation respcctinz the
rights of Spanish vessels now in er
bound to United States ports and also
with regard to the right of search:
By the President of the United States
Whereas, by an act of congress ap
proved April 25, 1858, it is declarcd
that war exists and that war has exist
ed since the 21st day of April, A. D.
IS9S, including said day, between tie
United States of America and the
kinzdom o! Spain; and
Whereas, it being desirable that
such war sh3uld be conducted upon
and in harmony with the present views
of nations and sanc'ioned by rzcent
prac:ce, it has already been ana-:ounc
edthat the policy of this government
will not be to resort to privateering,
but to adhere to the r.iiCs cf the decia
ration of Paris;
Now, therefore, L William M:Ki a
ley, President o! the U i.d States o'
America, by virtue of the power vest-i
ed in me by the action and the 1:ss,
do hereby declare and proclaim:
First. The neutral tlag covers en
emy's goods with the exception of
contraband of war.
Szcond. Neutral good not contra
band of war are not liable to confirca
tion under the enemy's flag.
Third. Blockades in order to be bind
ing must be effective.
Fourth. Soanish merchant vessels
in any ports or places within the Unit
ed States shall be allowed until May
21, 1S93, inclusive, fir loading their
cargoes and departing from saun ports
or places; and such Spanish merchant
vessels, if met at sea by any Uaited
States ships, shall be permitted to con
tinue their voyage, it on examination
o! their papers it shall appear that
their cargoes were taken on board b
fore the expiration of the ab.ve term,
provided that nothing herein contaia
ed shall apply to Spanish vessels hay
ing on. board any officers in the mili
tary or naval service of the enemy, or
any coal (except su:h as may be nec
esssary for their voyage) or any other
articIe prohihited or c~ntraband of
war, or any dispatch of or to the Span
Fifth. Any Spanish merchant ves
sel which, prior to April 21, 1893,
shall have sailed from any foreign
port bound for any port or place 3 in
the United States shall be permitted to
enter such port or place and to dis
charge her cargo and forthwith de*
part without molestation; and any
such vessel if met aL sea by any Uait
ed States ship shall be permitted to
c~ntinue her voyage to any port not
Siita. The right of Ec ir3'a is to b3
elercised with strict regard for the
right of neutrals and the voyages of
mail steamers are not to be interfered
with cxnept on the cleares: grou ads of
suspscioa of a violation of isaw ia re
spe;t of contraband or biockaue.
In witness whereir, etc.
Done at tae Department of State, etc.,
this 25th day of April, etc.
IT IS GENUINESMALL-P3X.
What ths Expert Has.to say About the
situ ition in Coiumbia.
The Record says Columbia has over
a hurndred genuine cases of smallpox
on her hands. Before an executive
session of council and the board of
health last night, Dr. W'ertenbaker,
of the federal marine hospital service,
an expert sent to examine the Columbia
cases, submitted a report of the exami
nation made Tnursaay and declared
the disease to be genuine smallpox
though of a mild type. Dr. Werten
and recommendations as to the qutck
est and best means to stamp out the
pest. out these recommenda.ions will1
znot be made public for a fewv days
When sten FridJay morning by a
reporter Dr. Wertenbaier talked ai
freyas was consistant with the ac
tion of the council in going into exec
tive session last night and spoke very
hopefully of the board's being able to
rid the to en of the diseas:: in a fe
weeks. "Yes," said he, the disease is
rather mild here, but not more so than
at other places. It is a mild epidemic
generally ; there have been few deaths
from it any where lately, y ou kno iv
I saw fifty-three cases at taepest house
yesterday and several of these were
confluent cases, the eruptions being
very close together.
"The board, I am confident, will
not find it dirheult to get rid of the
cisease. If they foljw the plans
about to be adopted there is no reason
why they should not wipe it all out in
t wo or three weeks. I visited the new
pest house and it is an ideal place for
tsolatu~g the cases. About mne best
ining I snow to cut off the spread of
the aisease is to have every body vac
cinated. Make taat as strong as yo
The Augusta Caronticle sa~ys -if the
farmers or the souta are wise they
wilti essen t'aeir Cotton acreage and
iscrease their food crops this y ear. Tne
man with full s.nokehouses and cribs
ca~n aff ord to be indepemde at of the
price of catton. If tae wa. shll be
pro racted beyond the n'resent crop
year the famr with a le ge lot of
cotoaon ishands and no prvisions
rn.s find himself in a ver~y eobras
ing condtion. If war s.all greatly
emiarro~s th~e exton ma nufactur In
o ness og reducing -the demaadfo
go..s, and if war's demand for pro
v:itr-s shalt increase the piceo
o ..,dstui the farme~r wohs
eicotnn: ali to bty foodJ fr
umel an'd farmn animals mayv tad i
'13c ia buiness. Allieprb
:.espaattothis sitarioc. i'a- mn
with' pl--nty !. eat for himself and l
norses is tne independent far-n , a
the prudent frmer wil p:: foo
perior, and as as> in the~ nun-.
ber of reserves ready for active ser
vire in the navy.
A CRUSHING DEFEAT
JM , BY THE SPANISH FLEET
Ta Ax r -rcia F'ee Uemolisl-.e3 the Et a
mi3d k. ett it veral of their Vessels Being
De :cyed a nd the Balarc3 Best a Be
treat--The News Comej from Spain.
The following account of a desper
ste naval battle off the Phillippine
Islands comes through Spanish sources,
s they admit that their fleet was
practically annihalated we believe
:hat the news from the American fleet
will show a more crushing defeat of
'he Spanish fleet than they admit.
Advices from Manila say that the
ALmerican squadron under Commo
lore Daway appeared off the bay at
Aanila at 5 o'clock Sunday morning
md opened a strong cannonade
tgainst the Spanish squadron and forts
protecting the harbor. The Spanish
;econd class cruiser Don Juan de Aus
rea was severely damaged, and her
,ommander killed. Another Spanish
essel was burned. The American
q'adron retired, having also sustain
ia severe damage. A second engage
nent followed, in which the Ameri
.an squadron again suffered consider
tble loss and the Spanish warshi
Uindanao and Uiloa were slighty
The Governor General of the Phillip
>ine Islands sent the following official
lispatch to the Spanish Minister of
Nar at Madrid:
Saturday night April 30, the bat
eris at the entrance announced the
.rrival of the enemy's squadron, fore
ag a passage under the ob3curity of
he night. At daybreak the enemy
ookua positions, opening with a strong
ire against Fort Cavite and the ar
"Our ilet engagad the enemy a a
>riliant combat, protected by the
Javite and Manila'forts. They oblig
,d tbe euEsmy with heavy loss to man
>uvre repeatedly. At 9 o'clock the
i.merican squadron took refuge be.
iiad the foreign merchant shipping
)m the east side of the bay.
"Oar fleet, considering the enemy's
uperiority, naturally suffered a severe
oss. The Maria Cnristina is on ire
ad another ship, believe: to be the
)on Juan de Austria, was blown up.
"Inere was considerable lossof life.
3.aptain Cadarz>, commanding the
daria Christina, is among the killed.
:cannot now give further details.
Cne spirit of the army, navy and vol
inteers is excellent."
LEAVES HlIS BURNLNG SHIP.
An official telegram received at
dadrid from the Governor-General
>f the Phillippine Islands says:
"Admiral Monjeto has transferred
iis flag to the cruiser Isla de Cuba
rom Lne cruiser Raina Maria Chris
ina. Tae Raina Maria Christina was
-ompletely burned, as was also the
,rutstr Castilla, the other ships hav
ng to retire from the combat and
;ome being sunk to avoid their alling
.nto the aands of the enemy."
SPANISH ADMIT DEFEAT.
A dispatea from Madrid says the
ime cf the retreat of tae American
q aadroa beniad tae merchantmen
was 11:30 a. m. The naval bureau at
Aanila sends the following report
;igned "Montejo, Admiral:" "In the
nmddle of the night the American
qguadron forced the ford and before
143y break appeared off Cavite. The
aight was completely dark. At half
past 7 the bo w of the Reina Maria
Jnristina took fire and soon after the
;>oop also was Ourned. At 8 o'clock
witn my staff I went aboard the Isla
f Cuba. The R eina Marina Christina
and the Castilla were then entirely
mnveloged in ihames. The other ships
aaving been damaged, retired into
Baher bay. Some had to be sunk to
prevent tneir falling into the hands
of the enemy. The losses are numer
ous, notably Capt. Cadarso, a priest
and nine otner persons.
lIMPOR T.GT INFORXATION LACKING,
A nispatch from London says it is
puite clear that the Spanish squadron
ties suffered a crushing defeat, tas
:tspatenes leave unclear the intensely
interesting qu~estion whether the
American squadron has suffered ma
terial damage. As all the news re
eived from the battle is through
Spanish sources, reliaole details can
not be had until Commodore Dewey's
:qus:!ron is able to communicate with
b.ong Kong. There is, however, a
suspicious frankness about the Spanish
:iipatches tuat savors of a desire to
oreak unpleasant news to the Spani
ards. It is not unlikely, therefore,
that Commodore Dewey may be able.
to rene w the attack.
MATANZAS WI.L Bd S~IZWD.
Ihat Is i~he sasan t he Porte There Wmr
A dispatch from Washington says
the bombardment of the Matansas
forts was ordered t wo days before it
took place, and there is a deep purpose
in it. Tne Spaniards begun to sus
pec t that when the United States struck
a blow at Cuba it would be by way of
alatanzas. Information reached the
war department Sunday week that
Biauco was making strenuous efforts
to mount several big guns at Point
Rabaicava and Point Maya. Secre
tary Alger contended that it would
be an omission of duty to allow the
Spaniards to go much further. Presi
:ient McKinley and Secretary Long
agreed with him and orders were
given Sampson. There was an object
t a the flrst battle fought bet ween the
United States and Spain. It is the in
Lestion ot the administration to pre
ierve tae guns in Morro castle and
ke:.p intact uhe Santa Clara and other
:ur:~ations in the immediate vicini
yof Uivauna. When the Cuban capi
talis n ir. will be from the rear by
.aa eny ofoccupation and the co-op
rr.if General Gomez and the in
Oru.s-Cr troops will be landed
U a~azas. They will march on
LEuvana and force a surrender. The
L t' A'lantic sgqaadron now blockad
'ag ie islaad will remain silent dur
og tae a:.tack, acting only on the de
-sva Wuen Bianco capituattes
'Uie States artillerymen will be
"lce is arge of all the gunlsin the
'y .dous Iuforidations, and with them
7;i 1 Uodavana. against the Spanish
*os Tne sodiers will guard the ap
cla erding to the city by land
iaa twn inpossibl~e for Spaiard
edvana. T ais arrangement
ei a~ i: ossiole for the blockad
u: ' e o ine at any time should
aiaraada come to this side
antic or should it develop
aa Ua Admiral Sampson and his
tnups are needed to protect our sea