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H-"ALSHD16,NEWBERRY, S. C., TUFS DAY, APRIL 26, 18.TWIEAEK
WVAR WITH SPAIN HAS BEGUN
PRUSIDENT IMUENS TO UAL.L FOH
iegular Army lie) -%g Itapidly Moved to the
Houth-Spain Dives Not. Walt for Ui
natum--Ta Powera Informed of
ti a Intienions of IitoUnited States
as to Neutrals.
Washington, April 21.-War be
tween the United States and Spain
is a fact, though not yet officially
declared so by Congress.
The stirring events of yesterday
were succeeded today with rapidity
by others of equal importance cul
minating in the afternoon in orders
for the departure of the North At
lantic squadron from Havana. This
practically is an act of war, so that
war between this country and Spain
may fairly be said to date from to
day, April 21, 1898. Two minutes
after the opening of the State de
partment this morning word came
from Minister Woodford that the
Spanish Government having antici
pated and prevented his intention io
present the President's ultimatum,
he had asked for his passports. The
Adminiitration, in a public state
ment, announced that it regarded
the action of the Spanish Govern
ment as rendering unnecessary fur
ther diplomatic action on the part of
the United States, and.fnrther stated
that it regarded the course adopted
by Spain as one placing upon that
country the responsibility for the
broach of friendly relations. Mr.
Woodford's telegram resulted in the
calling of a special Cabinet meeting
to arrange and outline a plan of
campaign or rather to determine how
to begin the execution of the plan of
campaign-already prepared by the
strategic board of the army aud navy
departments. The immediate result
was the order for the North Atlantic
squadron to begin the blockade of
Havana. * How much further than
this the Cabinet progressed in its do
liberations it is not possible to say,
for the obvious reason that the time
has now come when the interests of
the Government require that the
movement of ships and troops should
be guarded with the greatest care
from undue publicity in order to
prevent the enemy from taking ad
vantage of the information.
THE XOnTH ATLANTIC sQUADRON,
under Capt. Sampson, makes a splen
did array of fine vessels, comprising
battle ships"such as the Iowa and In -
diana, monitors like the Puritan,
Terror and Amphitrite; armored1
cruisers like the New York, flag ship;
protected cruisers, such as the Gin.
cinnati, Marblehead and Montgom -
ery; gunboats like the Vicksburg,
Wilmington and Annapolis; regular
torpedo boats, as the E~ricsson, Gush
ing, Winslow and the like, not to
speak of the large number of fast
yachts and other vessels that have
b)oen added to the fleet by p)urchase.
This force is quite competent to
blockade all the ports in Cuba, or at
least all of the ports connecting by
rail with Havana, and so likely to -be
used to supply that place mn the
event of siege with food and muni
tions of wvar. This statement is to
be taken with the understanding
that it does not contemplate the comn
ing to Cuban nators of the Spanish
fleet. In such case the probable pol
icy would be to abandon the block
ade arid endeavor to force the Span
ish fleet to battle.
Ho0w wOODFoRD LEFT' MADRID.
Minister Woodfor-d's action anir
ing the day as reported to the State
department in a late telegram indi
cated th'at he was following a care
fully prepared programme. A sig
nificant feature.of his message was
thme statement that the Spanish Gov
ernmment notified him that it regard
ed the withdrawal of Minister Polo
yesterday as terminatirg the dliplo
mnatic negotiations, showing that it
was not disposed to accept th)e ex
pressed intention of our Governiment
to continue Mr. WVoodford as a med
ium of communication until Satur
day noon. Mr. Wood ford also an
nounced that ho had instructed Con
Aul General Bowein at Barcelona, to
cause all American consuls in Spain
to immediately withdraw from the
o:unlry. He further stated that lie
had informed the Spanish Govern
mont, after asking f r his passportF,
that he had placed the American lo
gation in Madrid and American in
terests in Spain generally in the
hands of the British embassy. The
ambassador, the Right Hon. Sir
Henry Drumiuond Wolff, is not at
present in Madrid, so American in
tWrests will be confid(id to the Brit
ish charge, Sir George F. Bonham,
To all intents and purposes this
relieves the State department from
further negotiationb, as to Cuba, save
thoso relating to privateernig, non
trality observances and the like. It
was found necesiary to framo a no.
tico to the Powers of the intention of
our Government to establish a block
ado of Havana, a notification requir
ed by international law.
BUYING MORE SHIPS.
The navy department today, aside
from giving the orders to the squa
dron, continued tho work of adding
to the navy nnd pnurchaning another
ship at Norfolk as an auxiliary craft
and some small yachts. The news
of the actual beginning of war was
received with gravity at the depart
ment and there were many* specula
tions as to the destination of the
Spanish squadron. Ono suggestion
was that they would i ry to cut off
the line battle ship Oregon noW on
its way from the Pacific coast to join
Capt. Sampson's command. There
is also some fear that the Oregon
may be taken at an unfair advan
tage, without knowledge of the exis
tenco of war, by the Spanish torpe
do destroyer Ternineire, which is noW
lying at Buenos Ayres. Possibly
with a view to avoiding a conflict in
the Strait of Magellan, where sho
would be at a disadvantage, the Ore
gon has been ordered to go around
The little Bancroft, now at Bos
ton, has been placed under coimand
of Capt. Clover, who will moet the
ship at Norfolk within a few days,
and take at to Key West.
100,000 VOLUNTEEns WANTED.
In tho war dopartniont orders flew
to and fro relative to the concentra
tion of troops in the South, and See
rotary Alger was soveral times in
consultation with the President, re
sulting in the dotermination to call
for 100,000 voln1teers as soon as
Congress passes the necessery legis.
lation. , The change in the composi
tion of the Cabinet, entirely unex
pected, completod the list of imnpor
tant events of the day.
COAL AND) MULEs MAY BiE sIIIPPED).
FPor several days, and especially
today, tIe Secretary of the Treahury
has received a large niumber of tele
grams from collectors of customs at
ports on the Atlantic and Gulf
coasts, stating that ships) were being
laden for Cuban ports. Large ship
ments of mules were b)eing made
from Southern p)orts, and beef arid
coal from those further niorthI. The
question as toiwhethier these vessels
should be permitted to sail wvas re
ferred to the Attornoy General, and
his opinion was lihat pending ihe
passage of the bili prohibiting all ox
portationis of aticles of' this charac
ter this Government should not in
AMENDINo TiHE VOLUNTEER lilLd.
Washington, A pril 2 1.--The Sen
ate 'committee on military affairs
amenided the volunteer army bill to
(lay by reducing the time of enlhst
mont of mnembera of the National
Guard, where the guard of each
State enlists -.s a body, from three
years to one.
A nether anmendiment reduaces the
rank of staff oflicers, the htighest
rank of those on the stair of the
command(er being 1lientenanat colonel.
A proviso at the end of Section 10
terminates the ap)poi(iments aind as
signments to staff service when the
ofilicersi so assigned shall be relieved.
Tlhe b)est Salve in thet world1 for (Cuts,
Urulses. Mores, lcers, Satlt~ henmt,
f'ever Mores. Tietter, Cihappe'd Hsaids,
Chiillains, Co,rns, anid all Hkhain p
tionis, ad poesitively cuires Piles, or noe
p)iaequire-d. It is guairanilted to give
perfter.t satisfacetion or moeney refunded.
Price 25' eenas per box. Foer sale by
Robert,son & Gilder and W E. Pelhamt.
Blanco Issues a Manifesto
OALLS FAITHFUL TO ARM TO FIGHT
osNation of Nobodies" Mtt be Made to Vall
hIefore Spanish Who Emulate Exploits
of AncestorA-Tho Cuban Insur
g uts Itvject Propositions.
Habana, April 21.-The Official
Gazette publishes an extract of the
"The goneral government of the
island of Cuba to the inhabitants of
the island of Cuba:
"Without cny reason of legality,
without the least offense on our part,
and at a timo when they received
from us only proofs of friendship,
the United States are forcing us into
war just at the moment when quietude
began to settle over the country,
when production was flourishing,
commerce taking courage and peace
approaching, with the co-operation
of all classes and all parties under
the new institutions granted by the
mother count rv.
"Such a proceoding i i without pre
cedent in history. It evidently mani
fests the bogus politics of the repub
lic, demonst rat ilg the tricky plans
and purposes thaut have always boon
nourished agaiist. Spin'm sovereign
ty in Cuba, which the enemy has
been conspiring for nParly a century
to destroy. Our foes now carry their
bypocrisy and falsehood to the extent
of demanding immediate peace in a
war provokced and sustained by them
solves; her prudence and moderation
.have boon no avail to Spain, though
shn has carried her concessions to
the extreme limit of toleration in or
der to avoid a rupture.
"She still deplorcs this state of
affairs, but she accepts it with all the
energy inspired by a glorious nation
al history and the pride of her peo
.ple, a pride which will never yield to
the stranger's haughtiness, nor con
sent to Spain's rigft; and reason
trampled upon by a nation of no
bodies. If the United States wants
the island of Cuba let them come
and take it. Perhaps the hour is not
far distant in which these Carthe.
engians of America will find their
Zama in this island of Cuba, which
Spain discovered, people and civi
lized, and which will never be any
thing but Spa,.bsh.
It is our turn to have the honor of
defending her and we will know how
to do it with decision and an effort
inanyi a timo put forth. I count
upon you for this with absolute cer
tamnty. I believe there is no sacri
lice you are not prepared to make in
defence of the national territory,
wvhose integrity is sacred to all
Spaniiards of whatever origin. I am
sure that every vions runs Spanish
blood will respond readily to the call
which, in these solemn moments, I
address to all and that all will group
themselves around me to contribute
as much as they can to repel a
foreign invasion, without allowing
dangers, suffL :ngs of privations to
weaken the heart of courage.
"To armL, theni, fellow country
men, to arms! There will be a place
for all in the fight. Let all co-oper.
ato and contribute with the same
fir-mness and enthusiasm to fight the
eternal enemy of the Spanish name,
emulating the exploits of our ances
tors, who always elated high thier
country's fame and honor. To arms!
Cry a thousand times "Viva E'spana,"
"Viva El Roy Alfr-onso XIII," "Viva
la Regente" Viva Cuba, always Span
"Your Gover-nor General,
T1heo government has accepted the
p)rop)osal of Nicholas Tamin & Co.,
an American concern, to arrzange for
a sup)ply of water from Paitat and
Colon. The contract will be signed
immrrodiately. It is looke:l upon as a
good business arrangement from
At a meeting yesterday of the
directors of the Spanish ban! ,wars
agreed to declare comnpulsory dA.& -
captanco of paper money at its value
on the day 'f pro-sentation, and es
tates receive it at thle p)rovious day's
Tile movement of troops, continue,
and there are daily conferonne3 of
the generals and the Spanish adimirels
at the palace.
It is currently reported here that
the insurgents have declined to con
for with the delegation of the colonial
government which was sent to treat.
with them for peace on the basis of
a broader form of autonomy. It is
added that the insurgents will only
accept Spanish generals as mediators.
The announcement of the United
States' ultimatum to Spain caused
great enthusiasm at the threatre last
night, the audience making a belli
coso demonstration against the
WAR MAY BE OLF SHORT DURATION.
-Want of SuppIles and Provisions Will Soon
Bring Spain to Terms.
London, April 22.-A dispatch to
the Daily Telegraph from Barcelona,
via Paris, says:
"Grave apprehensions are enter
tained in the highest government
circles that the issue of war may be
decided not by valor and enthusiasm
and dogged perseverance, qualities of
which the Spaniards possess an
abundance, but by re.ervea of coal
and victuals, of which they have
made but a scanty provision in Cuba.
It appears that in respect of coal in
particular they are comparatively
worse off than they have hitherto
"The Spanish government, firmly
believing down to the very last mo
ment that peace would be preserved
through the intercession of the Pope
and the powers, neglected to lay in
aullcient provisioti of coal, despite
the representations made to them by
one or two far-seeing naval officers.
"Besides this, it is believed they
never once inquired of the British or
other neutral governments whether
coal would be regarded as contra
band of war. The result is said to
be a state of things which may be
fraught with unpleasant surprises
and bring hostilities to a premature
"Those in the secret wero anxious
to overthrow the cabinet on other
ground before the beginning of war,
for patriotic considerations forbade a
public discussion of the country's
weak point on the ovo of hostilities.
The short tine allowed for the de
libe 4tions of parliament rendered
this intention difficult of execution,
and the Liberal cabinet, which con
ducted the negotiations, will be al
lowed to bear the responsibility for
the results durmg a conflict. This
alarming story comes from an ex
cellent source, quite above all sus
picion, even of hostility to the cab
"If, as I fear, events should dem
onstrate its truth, the close of the
war may also be the end not only of
the Liberal government, hut of
much else which is infinitely more
worthy of respect than any political
party and which enjoys the sym
paltby of all Europe.
"I hear that extreme depressjin
prevails among the few who are mn
itiated into this painful secret."
The Mlen whno will serve with ing. Glen.
Thomas WV. i1arwlio. U. o. V.
Brig. Gen. Thomas WV. Carwile,
commanding the Second Brigade,
Confederate Veterans, of this S tato,
has made the following appointments
on his staff.
A. S. Seigler, Lieutenant Colonel
and Chief of StafR, Doorvanna, Aiken
J. H. Counts, Major and Inspector
General, I rmo, Lexington County.
WV. A. Watts, Major and Pay
master General, Laurons.
J. W. Poore, Major and comm is
satry General, Belton.
T1. 0. Whbite, Major and Quarter
master Gi no cal, B a-.fort.
0. L. Schum pert, Major and Judge
Advocate General, Newberry.
J. J. B3ozeman, Major and Surgeon
J. Lowrie WVilson, Major and
Chaplain General, Abbeville.
D. A. Thomas, Captain and aide..
lo camp, Gaffney.
P. WV. Farrell, Captain and aide
THE CALL FOR STATE MILITIA
IT FOLLOWS TIUC 0U1iLINCS OF TilE
FIR9T VALI, MADE BY LINCOLN.
It CdIls for 100,000 Mlen-Secretary Alger
Will Promptly Request time Fxecuolvet
of Each of Iho oevol I States to U811u
to Ito ImUen1ately Detace ld
From t1e Militlat the Quota
They May lie alled
on to Furnisih.
Wiashington, April 22.-Socretary
Alger today took to the White House
for the Prosident's signature the pro
claniation prepared att tho war de
partment, for 100,000 men to servo
as volunteors for one year.
In many respects the call follon%s
the outlines of th first made by
President Liicoln on April 15, 1801,
when he asked for 75,0001 men.
Necessarily, thero are a nunber of
changes, because of the different
purposes for which volunteers are
asked. If the precedents are fol.
lowed, Secrettary Alger will prompt.
ly request tho executives of each of
the several States to cause to be im
mediately dotached from the militia
the quota they may be callod on to
furnish. The 0overnors will com
municate the timo at which such
militia will be vxpeCeed at. the ronl
dezvous, whero they will be met by
oflicers of the United States to mui
ter them into tle service of the gov
Following this, the secretary of
war will designato oflicers for the
muster service, and they will report,
at the places in each Stato where the
troops may be rendezvosed. Presi
dent Lincoln's first call wis for but
75,000 men, but tho total numbor
furnished was 91,81(1.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S ntIGADIER E41PN.
Governor Aske President to Appoint Major
(The State, 2.4th.)
The State capitol looked like mili
tary headquarters indeed yesterday
morning. The oflices of the Gov
ernor and of the Adjutant General
were filled with military mon 1hrough
out the day. Nearly all of them
were there to look out for oflicorx'
positions in tho Stato volunteer
corps, ant they had their friends
along to speak a word to the com
mander-in chief for them. Nover in
recent years have the military men
of the State shown such deep inter
est in anything. The number of
men who are trying to get the best
place to be had in the service is ro
mnarkable. It was not known until
afternoon that thle call would be for
125,000 volunteers from the conutry
at large. This is takov ' mean that
the State of South Carolina will be
expected to furnigh a brigad-thia
regiments, and the militar-y men,
who had feared that only t.wo regi
moents wvould be allowed felt like
cracking the' heals together.
When Gov. Ellerbe heard of it he
took the first important action since
hostilities have been commenced.
He at once sat down and wired the
President of the United States the
Hion. Wmn. McKinley, Executive
Mansion, Washingtor, DI. C.
I have the honor to recoimmind
Major Ernest A. Garlington for Bri
gadior General of thle Sonth Caro
linla volunteers. Letter will follow.
(Governor of Souith Carolina.
itE:coiRD To( niE i'RIo1n OF.
Governor El leb had1( somel timoe
ago made up hiLs indi to ask thme
President to aplpoint Major Garling
ton, U. S. A., as Brigadier Gleneral
ini case lie had1 the op~portunity.
Major Garlington is at present As
sistant Inspetor- Generail, Ui. S. A.,
with bondeqnarter- at WVash ingtonm.
lHe is a membher of a t'istiniguishled
South Carolina faimily andt has mm
military record thait anty man1 mray he
proud of. H-I was born in Newhe'r.
ry county 45 yearis aigo. Hoe got hiia
appouintlmnt to the( Un!itedl Stater
Miilitatry alcademly wvhils he wats at
college at Athens, Ga. A fter hii'
graduation he was ait 1hom1 oni a fur
lough when thle news camni of th
killing of Custer. Ho at 01nco re.
turned to duty and went to the front
as a lieutenant in the Seventh cav
airy. Hie served with ih. groataat
distinction in the battles in tho west
and wis wounded i the battle of
Wounded Knoo. Ie was promoted
for gallantry, and when tho time
came to Send the Greoloy relief ox
podition to the Arctic regions, Major
Garlington volunteered and had
chargo of it. All know tho story.
Whon he was appointed by Secro
tary Lamont as Assistant Inspector
General of tho army, tho secretary
mlad the statomont that he was ono
of tho two mon in the military ser
vico who had never asked for an ap
pointmeint of offico of any kind.
That his recoimendation by Gov
rnor Ellerbo will moot with tho un
animiouls approbation of the poplo
of the Stato is shown by tho many
lotters and preonal requests that.
Governor Ellerbo has had asking
that Major Garliigton be secured if
possible to command the troops from
the proud Palmetto State.
1UC Il OF SENAroit IVAI. I'lAi,,.
A Natilve of Virginha, hui for Twelyv Venrm
Pamu IUited Stat# i Nenialor fro,,n t itiim
Washington, April 21.-Senator
Edward C. Waltha11ll, of MissiP
sippi, died at, his paImt mints at Cario
to-day lit. 5.30 p. ml. llis death was
nlot linexpteced, tho end having beeni
foreseoen for several days.
Senator Walthall's illness dated
from an atta(ck of billious fever, and
from this hi neveri recovered. Ilis
last a(dress in the Sonate was mado
onl April ', whon ho dolivorod a
eulogy on his colleague, Sonator
George, in spito of the protests of
his physicini. The following Sat
urday he wits contined to his bed
with a severe attack of typhoid
pneumonjia, which resuilted fatally to
The fuineral arrangoionts provide
for services in tho'Sonato on Satur
day at I I o'clock. Tho romains, ac
coml pan ied by a Congressional com
littep, will leave hero on Saturday
night for Honey Springs, Miss, via
Atlaita and Birmingham. Tho in
torimlent will tako place at 1) o'clock
.4"dward C. Walthall was4 born inl
Richmond, Via., in 1831. He served
in the Confederato army diring the
civil war, rising tu the rank of Major
Geniral. His profossion was the
law. With the oxception of fourteen
mouths, from January, 180 I,to March,
1895, Mr. Va1t0hall sat coatinluonsly
iml the Senato since the 12th of
ANOTIH F aL PitiZiC 15 UAIPTUl(ED.
Uniitlta'not He in,,aI lenra lnrings inthiie
Spanmish steunn,er Ml igual Jniver.
KE:Y WV.:s-r', April 24.-Thoe lUnited
Statos5 guinboait Helena calpt.ured1 (lie
Spanish steamor Michael early yes
tordlay muorninig. TVho priz.e is osti
mted to value $ t00,000, her cargo
alone being worth $1 f0,0)00. She
belonged to the Piililo lino of BHar
TUhe Helena did not sail wvilh thie
fleet oni Fridauy morniing, bunt, ro
mained here until yesterday, when
she steamied out. to s(n. She was
cruising ab)out 1 50 mtih-s in a south
wvost erly directilon whlen the J1over',
steor ig a sonthiarit orly cou rse, hove
ini sigh t early thIii.s uiorn ing. The
Hlelenia fired a blank shot, and( the
Spaiiar d inist atly hove to. The
gun tboat thIien1 put a1 liz crewv of
t suelvo maines and1( eng(Iieer and1 six
teoon bIlno jackets on b oardi t he Jiover
under the coinmaiod of IEnsign Mc.
ClellIan, who hiad w ith im Ii nsign
Davis and McFasrlanid. The1( giunbo)at
conv(eyed the prizo. intfo port.
T1hie dJover wasi botund from Now
Orleanms for Unsrcoloni via THa
Cat uain (la rlesi V. MIuiosa,0, (in.
playedcu b y the Cly de line at Jackson.
vi lle, and1( formercaly with tho \ i Vard
Ii no and1 revenlu( service, arri ved here
to -niight, hiavinJg been cal led for by
Admriraiil Sampson150. Caipt 51in Munson
will tt as fleet pilot. T1hte Dolphin
will lake him to th~e flagship.
According to thle Uroau Voritna,
the Mignel J1over, in 1Engili thie
MXIichaelh ,Jover, Captain Bill, is a
Spanuiishi st eamier wvhieb sailed from
New Orleans on A pril 22 for Barce
OF TIC OPERATIONS OF TI DIS.
Igllaintive O!,njj1jtat% Make Ito Qua1rtt rly
Report to Governor hehilm as Ie
(titired by Law.
To His Excelleuiby lovernor Win.
Sir: The comu,itteo met pursu
ant to the Act of the General As
sombly on Wednosday, the 20th < f
April, 1898, and proceeded to exam
ino tho books and financial transac
tions of the State dispensary for the
quarter ending March 31st, 1898.
The stock o. liquors and supplies
on hand was taken oil April 1 by
Messrs. L. J. Williams and J. D.
Hasolden, representing the board of
control, and Wmn. 1I. Mauldin, repre
senting the committee. All of the
stock and supplies were actually ox
h ibited, counted and valued, as shown
in the quarterly statoent, appended
to this report. Wo found the books
written up to dato and neatly and
correctly kept. We checked off all
accounts and vouchers and found
them correct according to the books
of original o(try. We also found
o.chers for all paymentis made and
invoice for ill goods purchased. Wo
also examined t bo records of sales
ilade to dispensera and checked off
the stateM("Inent. showing tho remuittan.
ces 11111do by county dispensers to
the Stato Treasurer. We append
horoto the balanceo shoot showing
balanco on IMarch 31st, 1898; also
the following statemlients, viz:
1. Statement of al-ssots and liabili
2. Statoment of profits and loss.
3. Statement of cash.
The above statements are correct,
according to the books, vouchers and
WmVi. H. Mauldin,
A. K. Sanders,
B. F. Efird,
'ho list of assets shows $38,264.67
in the treasury on March 31st; mer
chandise in the hands of disilnsers,
$187,373.24; merchandise (inveAtory)
$90,589.48. Other assots bring the
total to $301,210.73.
The liabilties aro: Paid to school
fund, $316,803.80; personal accounts
duo by State, $4.1.807. 13; total liii
The total gross profits amount to
$78,322.87. The losses from break
agv, etc., amount to $60,899.07.
F'IT'AlIU ITOI il IEbLEss.
lI J Thainksw I).Dny in 8ei~IIg TJrEfl,a to
Ou,5bim )nngerone. nuel4 Evhtently lus
nagreen~ wih Gvernor Elieri,e na4 1s
Xhe Nlu brity3 of te ('Ihunte.
Richmionid, Va., April 23.---en.
Fifzhugh L4eo will leave on the noon
train for Washington. he GeneralI
appears somewhat rest less undoer thle
hestrainits p)lacedl upon0 him by the
dlelay ini senidinig troops to Cubat.
Hle is anxious to get b)ack to the
island and attaAk thle Spaniards, anid
pro(dicts t hat if het is put in chargo
of troop)s dlown there lie will make
quick wvork of blanco's arnmy. 'Thxe
announcemenit from Spam "today
that Weyler had conferred with the
Queen Regent and would ret urn to
Cuba at the head of an army proved
interesting reading for Gehneral Lee,
who said after lhe read it that hie
would like nothiinig bet ter than to faco
Weyler with aii armiy. (Genoral Lee
a ppea res to th ink t hat the proposed
dely n ening t.roopls to Coba wvill
provo~ somewhiat, dlanigerouis. Thle
riny seasoni sets in on tbhe island
about the middle of Junne or first of
Jnly, and he had hoped that the
troops would ho0senlt a't once to Cubat
andio the light, as far as driving the
Spaniarids fromu Ithe island, would
h ave b ~en over hosfore the rain begant
to fall, for if Amnericanos unacclimnated
iire canght on the island after the
wet season begins they will be very
apit to continact fever.
It having booni suggested to Glen.
Lee that the Richmond troops, who
had1( at first been somlewhat loath to
go to Cuba, had reconsidered iand
were dleclatrmhg thoniuelves as ro
paired to go wherever ordered, lie
exclaimed: "'Richmoind and Virginia
will do their dutly. I never knew
thom to fail, and certainly they e.m
be dloi nld0d unon now.