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THE AEGTTS, "WXDXESDAT, MAT 25, 1893.
!how an American Cruiser Raid
" ed Spanish Desperadoes.
STORY OF THE AFRICAN COAST.
A Thrilling; Adventure Id Which Yankee
and British Tan Worked Together.
Band. to Hand l ight Against Desperate
Odd Aa (Tnexpected Bcscoe. . .
Uncle Surd's shipt have dono many cred
itable and. memorable things outside of
home waters. Captain Jackaon of San
iFranclsco tells-nn Interesting story about
the capture of a riiiik of murderous Span
ish slaver on thy west coast of Africa by
the brave crew of the American cruiser
"Tho Marlon had been cruising near the
tDOUth of the Kongo and tho arrangement
wlti that sho was to leave fur a few days
rind thou como back and wo would jointly
mndertako whntover turned up iu the
Dicnntltne. , "
i "During tho Marion's absences wccrulned
about the mouth of tho river and purpose-
r.VEKl MAN KOI: lllM.ikl.l'.
ly allowed two shipa flying tlio American
ling to go p;i.-t us and sail inliind. W o were
almost positive thry were slavcre, but
inannKcd to control ourselves until tho
. "Tho f:i t that tho Marlon had sailed
away from tho coast and tlmt my vessel,
tho AntL'lopo, had nut lunlisti'd thrm,
mmlo tho sIiimth hold, and they took littlo
fains to conceal their Identity.
"Whim tho Marlon returned, tho two
Invo ships bad reached tho height of navi
gation on tho Konun river and were
caught like rut in n traji. Wo hiid re
celvud informritton thnt at. least S.lHM)
slaves wcro on hand ready to bo loaded on
tho two veHsel, and we wero all sure of
icapturlnir big prize money.
I "Before making tho attack on the bIuv
lert the Marion and Antulopo enmo to an
chor off Miurk's point just at tho entranco
to the river, where tho raptainM of both
Tassels deciilil i pon a plan of uporutlon.
r "It was eventually agreed that the Ma
rlon, being d sailing vessel, should remain
sjrboro sho was and guard tho entranco to
itne river, wniio thu Antelope, being a
teoniur of good Riced, should assume as
jnuch as posslbki tho apjiearnnce of an
American vessel, proceed up tho river and
capture tho slavers.
r "When all was ready tho Ktars and
ptripes wcro hoisted over tho Antelope and
nocond Lieutenant Whiting of tho Mnrion
was put In command. This bravo ollicor
was the Hear Admiral AVhiting who died
short timo ago. A fully equipped cutter
and crew from the Marion wero detailed for
service on our vessel. Of course thoro was
good deal of growling on tho part of tho
"boys' who had to remain behind, but this
was all made up later on.
"As we had been up tho river many
times before, our eaptain knew every purt
of 1U Consequently wo Hindu tho best part
of the journey at night with lights out,
and fortunately had thu w ind against us,
so the thumplug of our paddles did not
larui the slavers. When wo reached a
tiolnt wbcto wc could see their lights, we
came to a standstill and then sent lines
i shoroand laid up for thn night tichind
the shelter of a point of land thickly cov
rod with palms anil tropical vegetation.
This spot was known as l'uiita du IJma.
"From wbcro wo wero tied up wo could
walk along the shoru for a short distant
and get a plain view of tho slavers, Iloth
were big three masted ships of nt least
1,00U tons each, which In those days was
m monster craft. They made a beautiful
picture as they lay on tho placid water in
the silence of tho sultry tropin night. Hut
when wo hod listened a few moments we
found it was not nil silence. Tho sound of
m guitar and dancing feet reached our
ears, mingled with ribald songs and tho
clinking of glasses. Havers always had
plenty of money and their sideboards were
loaded down with tho best to bo had.
AVhen All was looking well with them,
'Wine flowed like water.
"Of course nothing could be done that
u night, but what we bad seen bad satisfied
us that tho shivers bad nut the least idea
of our presence.
"It was decided not to niako tho attack
until wo had soun something that would
be Incriminating. We had not long to
wait. Ilefuro the son Was an hour high
Host morning the slavers had begun the
wars, oi loading.
"One part of tho crew was sent ashore
to pet tbe slaves out of the corrals, another
took them out to the hl In boats and a
third remained on board to stow tbeiu
"from the first tho air was filled with
Via' cries and lamentations of the poor ne
groes, Tho slave drivers were not affectod,
however, for tbey used tho whip on the
lightest provocation, and many a poor
wrtch was carrleU aboard with bis back
dripping with blood. Here ho was thrust
oowg into tbe stilling bold, and It be
showed the slightest insubordination was
put in chain.
, "All this we could plainly see through
a glass from onr sheltered position on the
Apposite shore. Nothing more was neces
sary. Tbe attack would be mode at once.
, "It so happened, however, that the
slaver's captain became suspicious of some
thing down our way. Possibly a wreath
of smoke attracted bis attention, or it may
ibe that some cne ashore had teen us and
t j 'Jx
carried tbe news to blmr At any rate the
first thing we knew a boat put out from
one of the ships and began pulling down
"Lieutenant Whiting made nobis mind
In an instant and without waiting to
launch the cutter jumped into a dingey
that was tied up near shore and called fur
volunteers. Thcro was only room for four,,
and I was one . thorn. The other three
"Tho wind was just right, and in less
than five minutes we had our sail up and
wero skimming aloni; to meet the Mayers.
This sail kept the slavers from Kbeinr our
uniforms, and tbey most likely took us for
a party of explorers or detoctivea.
"vihon within hailing distance. Lieu
tenant Whiting ordered tho slavers to lay
to, but no attention was paid to his com
mand. Ho repented It and was answered
by a pistol ball that fortunately ilew wide
of the mark. ..
Fire!' he called to us, and the fight
"There wero ten Spaniards In the other
boat, and thry were as bard looking a set
of men as ever breathed. Murderer was
written on every one of their faces, but
tbey couldn't shoot.
"Their first volley went by as harmless
ly as if it bad never been fired at all, while
ours stretched two of their men out in tbe
bottom of thu boat. Two others were
This scared tho others, and they start
ed to make an elTort to escape. But our
sail was still full of wind, and we hove
down on them until the two boats bumped
'It wns every man for himself now.
I'lstols cracked every moment, and the air
was full of bullets, lint our opponents
could shnot no better at close range than
they could at long. Only one of our men
wus hurt, but not badly, while wo rapidly
thinned them out. A young fellow in our
boat shot a villainous linking fiend who
was just In the act of striking Lieutenant
Whiting with a subcr. His shot had the
effect of causing tho man to fall over
boil nl, where he struggled for a moment
and then sank from eight.
I don't know how long the fight last
ed. It seemed liko an hour, but I guess it
was not over flvo minutes. 1 got a crack
over tho head with an oar that nearly
stunned mo, but I soon recovered nnd con
tinued to shoot. Tho nir was full of pow
der snioko, and our boats were slinuery
Ono slaver after being killed fell over
into our boat and nearly capsized it. Wo
did not stop to throw him overboard, but
kept nt the other fellows until sis of them
wero piled in a heap in their boat.
"At this stage of tiie came tho slaver in
clmruc threw up his hands and beypod for
mercy. The other man who was left did
"Just then I happened to look up the
river nnd was horrified to see three big
ships' boats loaded with men armed to tho
teeth coming toward us. It looked as if
it was all tin with us now.
'Tie thoso men,' cried Lieutenant
Whiting quick as a wink, and in a mo
ment both of our prisoners were whero
they could do no mischief.
ow lire!' ordered the lieutenant,
and wo wero llhtinK again. Tlullets flew
liko bail, but most of them cither went by
harmlessly or struck tho boat, which was
soon full of holes and began to fill with
water. Wo dropped ono or two of tho
slavers, but they would soon havo got the
best of us if it had not been for the unes
Just ns thu slavers wero within a luin
drud yards of lis consternation suddenly
seized them. They dropped their pistols
nnd sprung to their oars. They bad for
gotten nil about lighting and turned all
attention to escape.
Ixioking down tho river, I saw tho
Antelope coming toward us, with the stars
and stripes nt her gaff.
A moment later 1 saw a pufr of whito
smoko nt her side, nnd instantly one of
the escaping slave boats roso out of the
water, broke in two and fell with a splash
I ho men in thu other two boats dropped
their oars and held up their bands.
"Of course that ended tho light. Small
boats enmn out from the Antelope and
picked up tho men who had been knocked
out of tho bout that was struck by the
shot. 1 ho others were taken prisoners and
wero soon in irons, carefully locked
"Uythis time wo had reached tho two
slave ships anchored in tho river, but had
no trouble about hoarding them. They
wore deserted by nil but the slaves between
decks. These wcro liberated and the cap
tured ships put Inchnrgoot prizo crews
and sent to headquarters, where they wcro
"Although thcro was the best of evi
denco of piracy against tho slavers, it was
If --jT- .Ve
THE CXESrECTED HAPrfcSLD.
decided not to hold them. Accordingly
they were liberated with about ten days'
grub and water on a lonely coast to make
their way back to civilization .as best they
"Tbe prize money for the two slavers
was divided equally between tbe crews of
tbe Antelope and tbe Marion. It was
good day's work, aud nobody had reason
to regret the fact that an American officer
bad commanded an English ship."
Dradljr Farm llarhinra.
A Nebraska fanner sncKorts to the war
department that heavy ncricultural Im
plements bo used to rut down the Span
iards. on can prorml the patent plows
and hay gatlifrvrs by steam and there
would be do dantor of a blockade from
dead horws," says the writer. "There are
stroDp steel bayrakea attached to tbe bot
tom of the. implements, and tbey would
make the brnntsrtu thick they were pret-
ur rauiy np against It "
THE CUBA NT SHERIDAN
GENERAL BRAULIO PENA IS A BOLD
He Teaches His Men the Value of Disci
pline and Makes Them Love Their
Horses A Favorite Trick of Hi One of
Ui Many Brave Deed.
Cnba has a Phil. Sheridan. lie is
General Dranlio Pcna, chief of cavalry
with Maximo Gomez, a striking and
romantic figure in tho - Cuban war and
bound to play a still more important
part when thn United States takes a
band in the fracas.
Pena has been in the present war
since tbe start and is a veteran of the
ton years' war. At tho close of the ten
years' war, with others, he escaped to
St. Thomas and made his way to Flori
da. Unable to do anything in a mercan
tile way, without funds, he lived a catch
as catch can-existence aud learned the
trade of a cigar maker. When the pres
ent war started, he was in tho United
States. What money he had he turned
into tho general fund aud went with
one of tbe first expeditions sent to the
The things Pena saved from the ten
years war evere his stars as a lieuten
ant colonel. They were tortoise shell.
When bo started for Cuba, he gave
these to Horatio S. Rubens, counsel to
tho juuta. "Keep them." said ho. "I
propose to l) a general when independ
ence is acknowledged." That was tho
last seen of l'emt iu this country. Since
then ho has been heard from often.
When ho lauded, Gomez embraced him.
Iu answer to a question as to where
wcro his lieutenant colonel stars Pena
"It was not what I did then, general.
It is for you to say what shall be my
rank. I offer my services to my country. '
Gomez riiadu him a colonel of cava!
ry. In u week he had aoo men. That
Pena was back was enough. In Santa
Clara ho was known, cud tho young
Cubans Hocked to his standard. For ev
cry dead Spaniard ho mado ho tried to
add a recruit to his ranks. Pena's orders
to his men are always: "Use tho ma
cnete. cavo cartrines and get jm an sirs
a y . ... - J
or machetes." As a cavalry leader he
has no superior in the Cuban ranks. He
combines tho dash of Maceo with the
judgment of Gomez. Ho will riilo his
men 40 miles to attack u Spanish col
sum aud after five hours' rest will raid
a town. The first year of the war Go
mez mado him a brigadier general aud
appointed hiui chief of cavalry. Liko
Sheriiiau, he believes in leading. No
ehargo that his men participato iu iq too
dangerous for Peua. Ho never calls for
voluutecrs to undertake a particularly
tough bit of work that he doesu t him
self agreo to lead.
A favorito trick of which Pena is
master is to soe a largo body of cavalry
nnd decoy it into pursuit of his troops.
At a bend of a road his men will face
about aud churgo us tho Spaniards come
around tho bend. Tho formation pre
vents moro than half or a small portion
of tho Spuuisb cavalry coming into ac
tiou. luoso vvno cannot see wliat is
happening believe it is another ambus
cadu. Fifty or 00 Spanish troopers are
cut to pieces, and Pena's force is out cf
the way. Au hour later, by hard rid
ing, he may have doubled on tho enemy
and is hacking at the rear. hila the
Spauish are figuring ont their loss and
forming for another attack Peua is away
to raid tho town they have left uncov
ered by their coiug out to meet him,
When they return, everything worth
taking iu town has been gathered in.
Peua's men are taught two things
discipline and love of horses. To
trooper he once found mistreating his
horse ho said:
"To that horso yon owe your life
more than ouce. Mistreat him again
and yon will join the infantry." Pena's
daring is shown by an incident in the
Ten Years' war. With Amelio Nunez lie
learned that the commandant of the
civil guards in an interior town had
guns and nmmuuitiuu stored in hi
house. Tho pair decided to raid it. In
broad daylight they rode into town, tied
their horses at his verauda aud entered
his house. Six soldiers wero in the
room. Nunez and Peua covered them
with their revolvers and, singling out
the commandant, Peua demanded to
know where the ammunition was. Tbe
"commandant told him it was np stairs,
and while Nnuez held the rest with
hands np, Peua started with his prison
er for np stairs. Tho commandant ran
np stairs ahead, anil, afraid of firing at
Pena, made a slash with his machete.
It missed aud struck in a stair. Pena
grabbed and missed his man, but caught
bis watch chain ' and broke it, Peua
hanging on to the end attached to tbe
wateb. A shot was fired down stairs
and a retreat, was necessary. ' Pena's
horse was shot aud Nunez was forced
to leave him, while he himself ran a
gantlet of tiro. Pena bid in a stable,
selecting that becauso he thought he
might get a horse. Lock favored him,
and 'when he was discovered he was
mounted and armed for trouble. He es
caped and joined Nnuez.
; "It was a -bad raid,'' said Nunez.
"Your horse, machete and a dozen bul
lets lost and nothing" to' show for it"
"Yes, there is," responded Pena.. "I
got this watch,". During all his tronble
be had clung to tbe commandant's gold
timepiece. Pena has been wounded a
number of times by Mauser bullets, but
has always pulled throogh. He is an
American citizen, like most of the gen
erals in the Cuban army. New York
Press. ' -
A Volunteer at the Ace of Eigbty-eix.
JJaine'i oldest volunteer' to fight
Spain is ex-Governor Garcelon oi Lew
iston, aged 6. lie baa served Vaclr,
Sain through cne war, and be was th'i,
3? years ago, over the exempted Bgtv
Th. loloa Forever.
It was formerly Fitz-Hngb Lee of
Virginia. It is now Fitz-Hugh Lee o(
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