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- -IER. ", S._C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 189. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 Y
THE SURRENDER OF GOMEZ
A GREAT slfCP IN TIVIC PAoIFIUATION
The Coinnander-Iin-ohlef of te Cubanl Ar
ay, who has all Along been Holding
Back Against the Iteconatruction of
Cub% Under United Staten Mili
tary Ittle and iDentaatilung
I*ay for Ilis Troops, Yil1s
to the Arganents of
Robort P. Porter.
Remedios, Province of Santa Cla
ra, February 1, via Havana, Febru
ary 2.-Gen. Maximo Gomez, the
commander-in-chiof of the Cuban
army, placed himself squarely in po
sition today as an active ally of tho
United Et-ites Government in the
work of the reconstruction of Cuba.
As a result of the conference which
R. P. Porter, the special commission
er of President McKinley, has had
with Gon. Gomez the ItLi'i: Otble'd
to President McKinley this afternoon
assuring him of his co operation in
disbanding the Cuban army, and in
distributing among the Cuban sol
diers the $3,000,000 appropriated for
the purpose of enabling themn to re
turn to their homes. Gen. Gomez
also telegraphed to Major Gen.
Brooke saying he would act.opt the
latter's invitation to go to Havana.
The success of Mr. Porter's mission
greatly simplifies the roturning of
the military Cubans to the pursuits
in view of Gen. Gomez'ssipposed
prior attitude of. hostility toward the
United States Mr. Porter came here
clothed with absoln'o authority, and
the tendor of the tender of the $3,
000,000 was practically a verbal ul
tiiba'um. Had it not been accepted
no more ultimatums would have been
Mr. Porter made plain the purpose
of the Government and was gratified
at the ready response of Gen. Go
moz. The conference took place at
the house here occupied by the Cu
ban general as his headquarters
since coming to town.
When Mr. Porter arrived here last
-week he was accompanied by Senor
Gonzales Quesada, the special com
missioner uf the Cuban Junta at
Washington; Capt. CaMnpbell, of
'Gen. Brooke's staff; Licut. Hanna,
.of Gen. Wood's staff, and a corres
pondent of the Associated Press.
The Cuban commander was cordial
:in greeting Mr. Porter and opened
the interview by raferring to the
.change for the botter which had tak
.en place in Cuba since he was last
Ihore in September. He also laid
-srs on the fact that some people
'wero asking whero was Cuba's prom.
"The answer to this," said Mr.
iPorter, "is that Cuba nowv has coim
unercial and industrial liberty and
that President McKinley has direct
ed me, in framing the Cuban tariff,
to make no discrimination in favor
of the United States in the manner
that Spain favored houself. Cuba is
free today to buy in the cheapest
market. P9ople areoreturning to the
pursuits of peace and our military
government will give way to the
civil government as fast as possible."
Mr. Porter also said that the pur
pose of the American Government
is to lay a firm foundation of noble
government for Cuba, to give the
Cubans all the liberties they had
fought for, and that Gen. Gomez
must remember that and more still.
For instan.o, there are 25i,000 or 30,
000 Spanish soldiers at Cienifuegos,
who have not left Cuba, that we hnd
os.ly been a month on the island,
anud that President McKinley needed
and was entitled to the co opera.
tion of all interested in the welfare
andl future of Cuba, andi that he
uoedod the co-operation of Gen. Go
moz above all others.
The first problem Mr. Portor then
pointed out was the disbandment of
the Cubani army and the return of
the Cuban soldiers to wvork. This
-wa-s the specific mission which had
brought Mr. Porter to Rlemedios, and
in which President McKinley ex
pected Gen. Glomez's aid.
Trhe Cuban commander- in.chief
-replied that lie was ready and wil
ling to give the aid required, but
:asked how he could do so.
Tio this Mr. Porter replied that
P'rosident McKinley would be glad
to bavo himl go to Havana and co
operato with Gen. Brooko in dis
banding the Cubans and in paying
over t: o $3,000,000 appropriated for
Gen. Gonez said the amount was
too small, but that was not his fault,
and he would make it go as far as
possible, while likening it to the mlir
ac0 of the lIves and filhes.
"No man in history," sid Mir.
Porter, "has dono so much with so
small resources as you have done.
Honce your co oporation with Gen.
Brooko will bring good results."
Gon. Gomez especially requested
that the mioney for which Mr. Por
ter had ordors iii his pocket should
bo paid over to Gen. Brooke, and
not himself, as he did not want the
personal responsibility of keopintg it.
The Cuban general then assured
Cnpi.. Campbell of his good leelings
to Gon. Brooke, and the formal com
pact was presented to Gonez by Mr.
Porter and was assented to by (en.
In brief the con.pact is as follows:
1. Tho Cubrni oflicerj in elI
province shall assis, the American
oflicors in dist'ribiuting the flinds.
2. That these oflicers shall af
once meet at some coniveniint point
and doviso how, whenl and where the
payments are to ho made, and ar
range any other details.
3. That the sum1 paid to each
man shall not be regard,d as part
payment of salary or wages duo for
service rendered, but to facilitate the
disbandnent, of the army, as a re
lief of siuf'ering, and as an aid in go'
ting the peopl!o to work.
4. The Cuban shall surrender
their arms to the Cuban Assembly
or to its representat ive.
5. The committee on distribn
tion sihall use its best endeavors to
distribute it among the population
so that all may securo work.
6. That tho $3,000,000 shall be
placed subject to the order of Gon.
Brooke, and that action in the mat
ter shall be immediate.
Gen. Gomuez wis tendered a pub
lic recoption this evening and Mr.
Porter was among those present.
GOMVz's LETTER TO M'KINLEY.
Remedios, Province of Santa Cla
ra, February 2, via Canmajuan.-Im
mediatoly aflor yesterday's confer
ence Gen. Gomez wrote the follow
ing letter to PrexiAont McKinley in
"Republic of Cuba, Headquarters
of the Army, Rlemnedios, February 1,
1899.- President McK itnley, Wash
ington: It has been a great p)lehs
ure to me to confer wit 1h your com
missioner, Mr. Porter, introduced by
my friend, Quesada, and1( I am now
aware of anid pleased with youw
wishes. In a short time I shall go
to Havana anmd confer with Gon.
Brooko, so that overy thing will go
wvell. Following your advice, I wvil
lingly co opcrato ini the work of re
"Maximo Gomoez, Geoneral."
Today Glen. Glomez is preparirg
for the trip) to Havana. The whole
attitude of the old lighter is much
more cordial than was ainticipatod by
Mr. Porter. He told the latter he
wvas proud to receive the special com
missioner of heo.President, and he is
evidently much gratiied1 at the pIror
pet of thle early solution of the dis
Chronlo Diarrhoea for YearB- Feet
and Ankles Swelled and Blood
Was Out of Order-Cured by
"I was troubled with chronic dlarrham
for eight years andE triedl every hinmg I was
told was good for it, but no medicIne dlid
me any good. I kept, up all the time but
was so weak I could niot do anythIng. If
I walked a few hundred yards I would bo
out of breath. My feet and anik les swelled
very badly and I had about given up all
hope of ever being wvell. I rend about
flood's Barsaparilla, and, knowing my
blood was out of order, decided to give it,
a fair trial. I have now taken nine or
ton bottles of it and aeveral bottles of
flood's Pills, and I aim perfectly wvell."
Mas. B. A. WARD, Battleboro, N. C.
Is the Best-in fact the One True Blood rurnner.
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $5.
Hood's Pills a.e us ___ateune
Tilt' tHittIN41 CONMIM48VIAN 11%F-E9
AN A l.n E
Utli A 14-aosv i ki 'I ri'kalor---itym 1143 ii,o
lit-ou Tr*iellfa.erus and Esrtetp isn
V*.ry Witan Lmiagitge.
To the people of South Carolina:
Since mnaunifostos, addresses and
exposes are in order in South Car,,
lina, I have d'ecided to have a word
to Hay. The star player in the recent
performances has boon writing his
own plays, criticising and damning
all others while painting his own
part in glowing colors without ro
gard to the truth or tLo interests of
any save himself. I have decided it
to be my duty to keop quite no
longer wbile he is allowed weekly to
exploit himself and, his actions
through the loading newspapers of
our State. I shall confine myself to
a SatUteme1nt of facts that can ho fully
substantiated by the entire dolega.
tion in congress, and, in fact, all
who had an opportunity from the
01sido to observe closely the trend
of mattOis (uring the last six years.
Thm people of Sout.h Carolina have a
right L, know what i- now and what
has been going on behind the cur
tain. And when they havo learned
all the facts they will be s1oW to
make upI) their minds.
The address recently issued by
Mr. W. A. Nvl, it is well knowv, was
not written by him. He WIIs sick at
the time and could not judge for him
self what the effect would be, nor
how despiciahle it made him appear
in the oos of both friends and fovs.
It is Well known that it wits written
by Jobm L. McLaurin, who listened
down to Columbia from Washington
and as hurriedly came away after he
had ponned this infamous slander,
an instrument of apostacy, and in
duced Neal, poor, sick follow, to sign
Along with other mimbers of the
South Carolina delegation in con
gress, I have been snbjected to the
treachery and undermining tacties of
the junior senator from our Stato so
long tat I had almost become used
to it and did not xexpect to have any
thing moro to say dtiring the short
period n which I will remain in
public ]ife. Bi there is such an
ont Iageou-ly falso Iccasation against
the vtiri delegatiori in the Neal
McLauria address thlat I cnnot
longer romain silont.
McLaurin 1has his commission as
senator uintil 1903, and1( beC may foel
that he can slander us with impunity
but I, at least will not submit in si
lence. McLaurin makes Neatl charg'e:
"In 1894 I was invited to go to
WVashingtoni to attenid a conference.
I was present in Irby's committee
room when it was5 agreed to make
John Gary Evans governor of South
Carolina. There was only one man
wvho raised his voice against it in pro
test. I was a witnoss to the scone
when he wi' hdreow in anger from the
conference." Thlero was no need
for him to go back four years to
make an accusationi or there being a
ring in Wasinmgioni at. tlho time which
was running Sut h Carol in a's 1po1i
ties. He mado poor Neal sign a
falsehood, knowing at. the time him.
self that it was a falsehtood, and1( his
only' puIrpio could be to injure the
delegation hcere in the eyes of tihe
petoplet. Nowv, the facts are these,
and I will be suistinedi m my state
mont by every mnembter wvho partici
patod, as well as by Senator Tilhnan,
who was at. 1110 meeting mentioned
he being governor then: Irby called
a meet ing of the dlele'gat ion wit hout
le'iting us knto v what lhe wanted
with us. Tillmatn, Neal anid Evanus
were present. As soon as the meet
iiig op)ened McLjaurini mnitioned that
K(oeiter, t hen (editinig Thei I"Ngister,
and BowdePn, t wo prominent South
Carolinians, thben in WVashington,
onght to be adlmited to our council.
Irby andt McLaurin were then net on
good terms on account of a scanda'
involving McLaurini, of which I will
not speak here, because it is too,
nauiseatinig, andi they began to quiar
rol, I rby declaring thait he would niot
have anything to do with a Populist,
and before anything was dlone, or the
purpoio for which we had( been
brought together mentioned, Mc
inurin angrily left the roon, saying
he would "stand by his friends."
Matters having assumed this
shape, Latimer, Talbert and myself
memntbers of t ho house, also loft., and
there was not one word said about
running John (Iary Evans for Gov.
ornor. McLaurin . has bocoimO so
notorious himsolf for holding con
iorences and planning political deals,
and is by nature such a trickster and
conspirator, that I presumeo he foole
called upon to charge such thing3
to others. lie was in the "Forty
movooeit," which has for its object
the destruction of the Reform party.
He begged Laf imer, Talbert and
myself to join him in a Populist
man'festo to the people of the State
in 1894, s-.ying that tho people
would rally behind that banner if we
would join him. Ile denied this
when he was running for the sOnate,
but I can prove it by both the gen
tlenm reforred to. Ito cursed and
danied the dispensary law during
the Darlington riot, and wroto the
"Doar Appelt letter" giving Sonator
Tillman Ithe "Juab still);" yet when
Tilinan catme hero afterwards he
weIt to hint and hegged hinm nlot to
fight him inl his congressional dis
trict for congress, aid <lisclaimod in
tending anyt.hing but friendship for
him. Ho proimisod Bowden that he
would run for governor in 1896 and
encouraged Bowden to run for con
gress. H inade Tom Rod believe
he was in sympathy with the Repub
lic-in party and thus obtained his
position on the ways and means com
mitteo abovo older and abler mem
bers of the house. He hits beet in
a way, trying to deliver the goods,
and his tariff speech was a part do
livery. His fawning around the
president last summer and declara
tion that McKinley wa1s the "m-st
popular Prosident sinco Lincoln and
ought. to uo renominated by accla.
mation" in another part. All these
things go to provo his absolute un.
reliability and h8 uniterupulous a,n
bition. He is a Democrat only bo
causo he belieVes that is the wiay to
gratify his ambition.
I would go on and give instance
after instance of his troachery to his
colleagues, and of his trickory, but
this is enough for installment. Lot
him disputO Wvhat I ha% said thus
far and I will give hii some more,
and what, is nmoro to the purpose, let
the people know moro fully what
manner of man .it is they havo sent
to the United Stites SPnat in the
pnace of the ible Joseph H. Earle.
Tr. J. STlArT.
Washington, D. ('. Feb. 1, 1899.
Programn of.~ T+ncher'a A,annehat lonl, Fel -
a uary 1 1, 1 51)1,
The Philosophy of Ntunbrs-Prof.
W. K. Sligh.
Geography andr History Taught To
gether'--of. R. M. Monts.
Pecst,alozz'iPresident. Geo, I. Cromn
What nobler, better amnbition can a yottng
couleQ have thtan to Iiv'e loving, helpful
lives, and then, in a green old age, look
hack over a life that hats beent suutuially
self-sacrificintg, useful andt suc(cessfutl ? Trhe
one great stutubling-block that stand(s be
tween tutost muarried cotuples and this ideal
tuarried career Is ill-health. If both hus
band and wife would take prloper care of
their health, there would he mnore hale,
hearty and happy old peop)le in the world.
If, whten a satt 'suffers fronm the little ills
of life, he will resort to D)r. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery, the chaitees are that he
will avoid the big and fatal illnesses. This
greatt nitedicinie gives a titan a healthy
hunger, facilitates the flow of dige4tive
juices, invigordes the liver, putrifies ansd
entrichtes the blood( and1 builds firam, musnctu
har, healthy flesh tissue.
It is an old saying that women are hard
to kill. Thtere is somte truth int this, as far
as the majority of illnesses are concernted.
There is otne class of disorders, however,
that quickly ttndermtinie anly wotnani's gent
eral htealth. No womtan can retain hier
strenlgthl who suffers fromt weakness and(
disease of the delicate andl limportant or
gtans that mtake wifehood aind inothterhood
possible. Dr. Pierce's Fatvorite Prescrip
tiont is an unfailintg cure for all dilsordert
of thlis descriptiont. It acts directly oat thec
senisitive organs contcernted, int a nattural,
sotothting way. It miakes thtemt stronig,
healthy and vigorouts. It prepares thetui
to hear ther httrdlens of mtaternity. It if
the greatest of nerve tontics. 'rThe wonmar
whto utses it will hear hlealthty, happy child,
ren, andr live to a ripe old age.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasanit P'ellets regtulat(
antd intvigorate the stomaichi, liver and
bomels, ny al ttedicine ,lealcrs,
1HEtO OF "ITIC C'1tA'h Kit."
citah* ieo. At. Utahk , of F41g.n114%14t VivilC y
De-ftellhev 11h4 Explookion nelde the Car
31twge tha1t F4911OW-4..
(New:i and Courier.)
The evening hefore tho mine wats
sprung, or possibly two ovonings
hoforo, Colonel David Fleming, in
coMn11i111d of the Twenty-second
South Carolina regiment-I don't
kiow whether by command of Gen
oral Stephen Elliott or not-ordered
mlle to movO my Company "Comlitpauny
13," Twonty-second South Carolina,
into tho rear lino, immediately in.
rear of Pogram's four guns. I had
in my company ono oflicer, Lieutei
aut W. J. Lake, of Nowherry, S. C.,
and thirty-four enlisted miin. This
roar lino was so constructed that I
Could fire over Pogrin's men on the
The enemy in our front had two
lines of works. He had moro men
in his lino nonrest our works than
we hald in% his front. From this
nearest hie he tunnelled to and
under Pegram's saliont, and depos
ited in it magazino prepared for i(,
not less than four tons of powder,
some of their olicer. say it was six
tons. We know tie enemy were
mining and wo sunk a shaft on each
sido of the four gun battery, ten flot
or more deop, and then (xtonded
the tunnicel som"o dislance to onr
front. We were on a high hill, how
over, and the enemy 510 feet in our
front, where they began their work,
consequently their mine was far
nder tho shaft we sunk. At night
when overything was still, we could
hear the enemy's miners at work.
While war means kill, Ihe idea of
being blown into oternity without
any warning was atnything but plati
TIAJ. TE1tiuB.E SA'PUltnAY MORNINO.
On that, terriblo Saturday morn
ing, July 30, .1864, before day had
yet dawned, after the enemy had
massed a large numbet of troops in
front of our guins, the fuse which
was to ignite the mine was fired. The
enomy waited fully an hour, but
thoro was one explanation, the fuse
had gone out. A bravo Federal
oflicer, whose name I do not know,
volunteored to enter the tunnel an(d
fire it again, which he did.
A minuto lator there wits a report
which was heard for miles, ind the
earth trembled for miles around. A
crator one hundred and thirty foot
long, nmiety-sovon feet in breadth
and thirty foot doop, was blown out.
Of the brave artillery company, 22
officers and men were killed andi
wvounded, most of t.hem killed. Ilun -
(reds of tons~ of earth was thrown
back on the rear line in which my
A wnoLE coMPANY IIUIINED).
HIere was the greatest loss suifforod
by any command ont either side in
tihe war, myi self, miy only liouteniant,
WN. J. Lake, andu thirty- four enlisted
men wore all buriod, and of that lit
tIe band thirty-oneo were killed.
Lieutenant Lake and myself anid
three enlisted men were taken out,
of the ground two hours after the
explosion by somc bravo Now York
ers. These moni worked1 like beavers
a portion of thle time under perpetual
BlEDitI THiII'TY FEET nEEP'.
Colonel Dave Flheming and his ad
jutant, D)ick Quatt lebaum, were alIso
in the rear line only a few feet to my
left, and were huried thirty feet
deep; their b,odios are still there. I
do not know how many of the Fed.
cral troops stormiedl the workeu, b)ut j
do know the Con fe(dratesu cap)tured
from them ninetoeon flags. Tihue at
tacking colunms were comiposedi of
white men11 and1( negroes; sober mnon
andi men who woere drunk; brave
men arnd cowards.
One of the latter was an oflicer
high in command. 1 have lost his
name, if I over knew it. lie asked
mc how many linos of wvorks we 11ad
betweon the crater and Potersbunrg,
when I replied "Three." lie asked
mc if they were all muannied. I said
"'Yes."' le then said ; "Dion't you
know that I kntow you are telling a
d-d lie't" I saidl to himt. "D)on't
you know thaut I1 am not goimg to
igive you information that will 1)0 of
11ny3, StIrvice to you 1' lo th 01tn
threatenemd to invo Illo Sht)(, uld I
oiitivo bi tiat for thm intorfrctwo
of i Fodortil ollicor h would havem
DEATI TO ADVANUE AND DEATl TO tE
I hald jiti. tween seVerall of our ol
cors and nwin killed withli bayolets
aftor thoy had surrondored, when the
onomy, who had gono through the
orator towardi Pvtorsburg, lidil beiei
ropulsed, and fell back in tho crater
for prolectioln. 'Ilhoro Wias n[ot room
ill t ho critter for atiollier illan. It
Va1s dolith to go forward or dea(t to
ret'reat to Iiir own lilv..4. It. is said
thero woro threo thousiad Yvieke
in and od round tho ritvr. besides
thoso Iin purtiol of our works adja
Thn tho (Coslhoro mrtiars of ti
biravo Mlajur lisikell and othor con
ii6111drs of batterios tiIurned oo
t1-ir he!!H on tho crator. 'ho iiting
was rapid aald Ic(uratvo. Soio of theso
motars woro brought up as noar
ats fiity yard-i to tho crater. Such a
ACVen0 ha1s neover b)"for . no(r neover will
bo witnmsmId again. Thell Yankees III.
tho samlo timuo wero using o 1ne hun
d rId ad forty iPiS of (I!tllll0on
againiiHt, our w%orks occupied by Coi
federato I roops.
EllioLt's brigado ini t1w day's light.
lost. 278 oflieers atid mn. Majr
(G'eieral B. R. 'Johilstotl's divisioil,
Eilliott' brigiado itlildei, lost in I tho
day, 932 officorm and mutn. This was
tio tIost of tho Conl ftdrato loss.
'':FEDERIAL ToTAI, LOS OVER o00,(10.
W hilo tho h 1iom1ly icktiowl Ig-d a
loms of from livo to six thousl-ld nwv
-til that I amll) Silro is firl bvlow
their reval los - m alliko atutother quo
tat ion I- from Major-Gllenlal B. R.
Johisonl's oflicial report:
"It. is bolicvud that h 'for tch buriou
COIli 1it1 lIoy iav iakell a I i%lfold
veigeinco Oil tIlo vilily, aini hay.
tliglt theit I 1fsol ti la. will bo Ie
itloti]berod mi long 11s Cho history of
0o11 wrongs atad tlis groat rovolltt i( n
Virginians, Georgians, NortIi Caro
linians, South Carolinians, and oti.
Ors who Iity havo fought at. th l ra
tvr, nione of you have tit) right t<
claim1 deods of oro c011eonspicuoli <lar
ing ovvr your Coifoderato brothren
enggod that day. EAVe'y 1111im acted
woll his par.
W at a1bout I14ho fol. eanillonlt
blown up yoil ask. ()1v pioco foil
about Iir way tetwen tio opposing
artilis, allotter fell ill frotnt. of outr
11il1es, ntot sto n.ear, 111 IOve, 1)to te
1.11111y, a thi rd wasm thlrow II froni the
carr'llngo and( W1 iva 1111tanilg (o11 (111d,
half buried inl tho grounid insIllo thei
crat or, theo fourth Iwias st Iill attached
to hoarrag ,bu turneod bottomt
id up, the wheels8 ill the0 irI, and1
tuirnaed agai nt our owni mon he
the 011o1my catu'red it. Thhat daiy,
htowever, tht'y all fell into t ho hanuds
of Ito Contfedorate8 iixett tho 0one
t.hrot*Ot 80 JtItr th l' aOnomy'8 wvOrks,
alidu inl titine wO rega'lilled tha.t. a1ls0.
CAPTAIN I At(E A P'II8oNEIn.
Bofore thie fight ing was over thte
Y anke oflicor who 1 co uld' curso a1
prisontet'r 8o galhilyI) or'd .red two
8)I'ito thi is, noi dubg t ie liig) that
cr'oss a plaint 510 foot wide that, wasi
It was' t.ot ai vtry intvil I . pilac to go,
but 81till ntot ai grea'lt dea2Jl worset than
H askoell's mor11t shtelIs- Ihat. woro0
rauiing inl te c41ntr. 1 hai Ithe
pleastare11 of neeintg orio of lity gular<l
dlie. 'IThe othter contdutot I 1me safely
to Geea Patrtick's Ihdquarters.
P at rick wa''ts I hto V' 'ke p('' rovo)st ma1r
Wheni't I wast plaiiced untder gtiuard
noear hsis <IiulrtersN hte ient a1 sdi u olli
(corto 1 h) f14 ront to) learnI ihe resu~tlt of
the hat11 ti.
A fiter a shoert absenot ci hie gall oped
up1 to G'enerail 1Pat rick 11nd yetllod .,ut.
I a' riek e 'id: "1 wantt Ito foolish-t
ness8:, i i. ''
The1( 8111ff oflicer thenot said(: "'n. a
er'al, if you want theo truth, they have
whIiIpped us liko htoll."'
(hoo Bt LAKE
OUR SOLDIER 10YS IN CUBA
'iiii:~~) t :oI 1 M'I MIel( ONIN 1'0.
LIE AN ( 17AuIM I)U-T.
Tei 'copit.- tiio I..nie,ai, Orrininly 4lntho
Ar,mtotl (%tam p Co al,sitb, ce4-oij (Itiletly
Doili-iteol aittid Pop, tim UNis Ittil e', L.)irty
111141 ( 4(141-rofr-nto(tIia) .
H1lad<iid rters 2d 'South Carolina
Voluiteer infani ry, Caump Col umibir,
Q-winuidos Cuba, Thursday, January
26.-Tie gr-ittor part of the 2d
South Carol ini is still in caip doing
little v's than p).lico and guard
(lity. Inl fact, thut is all there is to
do. EVell ill doing provost duty t1h0
I1)(1n m11e'ely wulk heir posts in tho
cities'-1ad towns anMd along the coun11
try road, oceasiornlly mtoIping S01110
'oddir to so if he has a pa"s The
provosts nover live to bother with
tho vivilianls, 1nly looking out for
thlleir fellow boys inl blill'.
'lle p141plo of tih itlanid tice1m
(Illiot ly disposed, and to the ordinary
observi- thre m 4s to be 1no reason
Whatover for holuing (11 8ol licrs
over lvrv. It might be, howvver, to
intimidacteI1 thO CItnS 1tl11 t s11118 keep
themn fromIl comlmitting dopredatiolli
h out ould Occur were%) thm troops lot
For the mlo"t part (tho natives
M'Ill cI1iotlly dislo.wd, indollent, 1 ,10
o at dogroo iniloral aid filthy. Tho
Glovernm1e1ont givilm vimpl')ymIlenit to
Iho limei, but I hey ud(e very little work
an1d st.jemk, to crIer nothin,g fill tho
orrow. They ar, improvidenIt and
Worthlles!4 anda apparvintly uinfit Ovenl
for the simplest, lowest kinds of
Work. It. nu111y bo thlt climaito thl t
u1111Se thein to (lisiko Work, but tL.o
aivieragt" Solfl-herni farim haudt canl ( o
Mori wodk inl one day 111tan the liver
ige laborig Cuban dooes ill throo or
foulr. Of course, tho men at work
noinl calmp and ailong 1.hmenountl y
roads 1111t) not bo fair spoelfilmens of
clulan, butt. Ias they are the on'y
.>mos the sotlivrs sco, wo must dra.w
Oll coldu.4ions from our observatioi
D)IlilY pleoPLE AND I;,iiLTiry jiouHSE.
ic,itusls aro ill iore or less
liltly, exeopt among tho highor
clasHmes, andt(] t.he w%oil 'on 1 and clhildrt ui
a1re apalntly no(n1 tile 1(8 hO,
l'iey, up to about 8 or 10 years of
ge, go about clothed only in their
41u1111%y smilos, whil tle(0 cost'linos ( f
th vomnell akre nIO ti af ll inviting to
1tho flesthietic tastes.
Som ti1111 ago I wroto concerning
1,1he culstomI11 hlore, (f disit erring tL0
)(1114s of d(0CMISMd Cubau an11 (d IlliC
inIg t hem ini a rcep0jtacle) 1mad(e for
I l(Iin ill .oery ('1on4loy I1eal.Outs.
D)ESFd'aAT1I N (4 liSA N (cEM ETlitamaS.
Th114 sohlie0rs haivel been0 1pu1rloinm lg
the14 skullis from ths 180comIleteri(es anid
break'4inig inito tile glai*sscss at il o
hieadls of graives ainl( tiking the~re
fromIl th11 waix ligures, flowers, ete.,
porIt ions 1t1hat. th14 nat1 ivos) woro'( forced(
tie's to haive it stopped. Tisi 11as
boon11 o)(rdred, bu11t lhe fol lowvinrg or
er wvil1l show that11 th 11"b4ig guys"'
caire little4 for' tile l4acre(dness Of th10
(1eme14tery, but mo4)1)r or' tihe. health of
I ieadquar1iters I st iiionl, 7th
A rmy C orps, Caminp Coleum~bia, Hai
Genreral Or'alors No. 8: It having
boon rcepoirtd thali t so1llors are dose
er1atinrg theI comtoriest n18 4 tile vicinity
of. the ca1tup1 by cairryinrg aiway reli()
blonose, e'tO., andi4 it, hainrg b)een re
p)ortd b)y the1( surgooa that such
acts8 meace the( h1ealth11.1 of the( comn
miandc, it i8 o)rde(re3d thait, 110 (nlisted
men41 viit tihl. ceme4terie1 wit.hout
authlority from th11so headq1(uarIt(ois.
'lisi orde'r will be road1( to all comn
panies0 inl th14 (divis10io a the firsit for
mat11ionl undel(r armsllt after its receipt,
and1( a1 (opy w~'ill b0 1posted on the
b)Iult inl boards( of each company.
Iiy order of M ijor1 G011. 1i oifor'.
W. S. -TT,
MaIijor and1( As- tilat Ad.utant Gen1.
Th18islft)rnIoon, whenI 801meon11
men01tione1d thet facet thait thereoseemed
to be little testimony of respect f< r
t ho Cuban dead1( ini the foregoing or
de.r, a14 capt1ill remaIIrkedl blandly:
"O( h, well, it dIon't matte11r; these
hie then arIoundl( boro( can't read it."
l'i at's abou)lt th si" 8ntanolnt e'xpres8 d.
ni the ondor., too.