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Wl Beenef Along the Tnth Wlier Onr Stricken
BeH'i Plodded ,n "' Moonllsltt
US Toward Blboney-ruro Orlt and No Com
plnt-TJio Weakened Men TTere Marks
for Bpnlh Sharpshooters In Hie Tree.
HnoHKT.Cnbn. July O.-Darkncas had cov-
J1& tha first groat battlefield of the Spanlsh-
Serioan war. Tho dead lay all about, un-
Staled In the press Jo allevlato tho wanta of
S wounded, fiorrovr was everywhere, not
wanse of defeat or disaster, for American
tor h&d driven tho onemy from their tntronoh-
nint In the face of a fire that might well havo
Sttrod the ranks of veteran soldiers, but
Ccause to these farmer boys, those mechanics,
Sirki lawyer, dudes and millionaires, bred
telhswaysof peace, tho shedding of so much
I Wood seemed a terrible thlntr.ln palliation of
which a righteous war for a righteous oause
Zu all but unjust. They were not used to war.
Lth its bloody trail of shattered flesh and
broken bones. It was all too horriblo whon
Jobbed of Its clamour by stem reality: and so.
Jeiplte the vlotory of the day and the glory
they had won. our soldiers were orushod and
broken-hearted by tho loss that had been on-
jjnd It was a terrible, pitiful sight that night
founded were everywhere. Bllontly suffering,
ffhe shrieks and groans of which writers of
L.w hittleflelds havs been wont to make so
Ihuoh were missing. Men ptcrcod through and
through with Mauser bullets lay in tho long
trass of the fields where thoy had fallen or
I War the knlfo of the surgeon (n the impro-
Vised hospitals without a murmur or a moan,
frher bore it like heroes, but the agony waa all
jhtrs. And those who saw it know it. The
fcallid faces, contorted with suffering, told the
) Irj- u plainly as though tho pain were
t Shrieked from a thousand throats, and made it
kU the nobler.
S Mvht a Journey it was that night from the
tiring Hug along the hill of Ban Juan, where our
ioldlers lay on their rlflea, down tho long.
Gindlng. muddy road to SIboney, where is tho
jrmy's base I Hero Is the hospital to whioh all
he wounded must come eventually if thoy be
ipared. and toward it, from tho crack of the
lrst rifle on this momtng of the opening strug
ls until the night merged into another day,
hois not too badly crippled dragged their
ntimed and shattered selves in hope of aid.
the field hospitals were ovorrun. Tho ambu
anoes were crammed with men who could not
Valk. Supply and ammunition wagons had
' en called into en-vice, but still they wore not
uffleient, and so poor luckless devils with
iroken arms, with bullets through their chests,
heir thighs, their legs, crept slowly in with a
tttlence that was marvellous.
' from Ban Juan hill to SIboney the oiroultons
load mad necessary by the mud and the
nountalns covers a dlatanoe of about eight
afles. Formerly it was scarcely more than a
nountain trail, sound enough under foot, but
;he trade of tho great army wagons has out It
iiL ill to pieces, and mads it in the lower places
VL ji bat Impassable, especially In the rainy sea-
1 If ion. now on. It is not a pleasant course to
rarsl at best, but suppose circumstances had
jroufhtroutotake It this battle night The
noon Is op. and in the open its silvery light
elearly marks out your way. Ton start
oft at the bass ot that hlU up whioh
the Seventy-first New Tork ohargsd so sal
lastly in the arUrnoon, Hrver mind the dead.
plboner murt be reached beforo midnight and
th way is long. Tho road la level here and
tnalaly In the open, so you posh along Quito
rapidly. Before and behind and around yon
ar the wounded plodding onward. Boms ot
them speak to too.
"How (az Is it to BbonerT"osl3 one young
follow with Ma left arm In a alioff.
" Eight mile." you tell him.
"Thank God I have two good legs," bo an
jrwers and keeps' on.
Bat he has lost blood and Is weak. Ton pass
him. Others are around.' One big soldier is
Doubled over, making his way painfully.
" How fax is It to Slbonoy ?" ho asks, and yon
"Ill never get there to-night but 111 try." he
pays, and on he limps.
Still you are in the open. The trees along the
roadside are short The sun has bad a chance
at the roadbed and it is fairly dry. Tho walk
ing Is easy. By and by you reach a ford ovor a
little stream. Here is tho " bloody angle." Tho
(lead are nil about The woundedare clustered
by the water. They are foverlsli. They lap it
DP gratefully, talking weanwhlle of the day.
.' , '"We gave them holl, didn't wo?" said a
i A grounded volunteer to a passing regular.
- j "That's what wo did, but thoy can light some.
Vy oo," was the reply.
. Past the first ford the road darkens and grows
j I tauddy. The trees are higher. They stretch
lil pack In forest grandeur a half a mile and thoy
H tie death traps. Thoy hldo tho bitterest tho
cruelest, tho most uncivilized fighters in all
,1 Christendom, tho Spanish guorrillas. Thoynro
l up In tho trootops sharpshooting. Boldlor or
ill Civilian, well or wounded, it matters not to
htm, A rifle cracks and a bullot whines by
rourhead. You seek tho cover by tho road
ilde and mako your way along assilontlyns
wulble. Tho wounded plod wearily on. some
el them too weak to hide. Every now and then
you hear that one of them has beon hit. Occa
I ilonally a soldier on watch fires back at tho
distant flash, and for a moment you havo peace.
Past anothor ford you keep on your way. leav
ing behind you the hill of El Pozo. where Capt
Crimea's Held guns opened the action in tho
poralng. As you go on tho road grows worse
Wd more wolrd. Up hill and down again it
fans, with mud a foot deep in places. Tho feet
Iff the wounded wayfarers sink into tho mire
pntll some of them aro helpless. Thoy are
grateful when you holp them, and you push on.
It is more lonely now. There is no ono with
in sight or sound either ahead or behind, and
the road Is once more opon. You look across
the nearby stubble at tho woods boyond and
you wonder if hero too there are Spanish sharp
shooters waiting and wntohing. You hurry,
fnd on either side through the palms there
wmes a crackling as of branches being trod
den under foot. Your blood grows cold,
i " tun Tou srallo to yourself In a
M Jk i rt of wa,r M you roallzo that
the land crabs aro running from you. They
M re plainly to be seen in tho road now. big fel
1" "'".blue and blaok and rod and yellow. They
'i nurl themselves hurriedly from danger in tholr
fjOj peculiar awkward way, and you hate them, for
2?.i w U'at wor8 you doad on tllat W
wiuiln an hour thesovorminwould have picked
W Tour skull as clean as vultures.
The nevor-ondlng road still winds on through
I " d with tho wounded once more dotting
I Jfc Three of thom are sitting on a boulder,
li of them have been shot in tho arm. tho
!i "her both in tho shoulder and tho thigh. He
I ther hi9"'1"1 'aSt Bn1 U'8 tlierS uro try'nc to
1 w'2!tal.?'tt1"' Plln."he says. "It's the loss of
B Wood that's killing me. How far is It now?
h Ve WB f0" to the hill where the rough
Vt " fought?"
U It i. ycV onswers one of tho soldiers. " but
I' H .ery n68r-"
V I w..""' I,U cot Ulat ,ar- anyway," is tho man's
II TnMi.ftl,d ,,fl Btruff6les to his tired feet.
II el. in d'8""1C0 can bo hoard tho jlnglo
I rnV . C'JWeS clol";r 011tl closor. tt"a 800n
rr.i " u,i n'l'oaw "'a 1'en.l of a mulo train
1 nV.?B a,,nl"u"'"t" 6 tho front. They will
11 in !1 J1'0 morrow. Behind como lumbor-
i4 wit,7 , 1'Uu'JKonH.carrylng supplles.oaoh
' thnmi '"'""'"l mules hauling It through
I S"'"' 'J'llrheracuri.oandcniokthelr
I ri,,n,, T u mulea ttrugglo Intoagullopand
CI? J',nn a hl' ' tho tinkle of tho
wal '" ,,e" aml ,ll0n the thunder of tho
thT-! :' l lut. It la as peaceful as
J lnthlfl,",,1"1""t0X,M- Tho land crnbs fleo
P wit i ' '' ' v from before your feet nml
' oat ... " '" " '" ",oaiJ' wnichliiK yuu stand
I th , ,""MI "'''". hill. To tho right, just on
M atsl .' H" ,A,'lo"l'l' B tho valley to tho south,
6 lHU -ud'.'u blubs stuck Into tho earth J
side by side to mark xrhoro fell tho first heroes
in tho campaign against Santiago. A wounded
man is lying near tho ernves. lie lifts his hoad
at tho approaching sounds.
'Playodout'Miosays laconically. "Shot In
tho ehouldor. I'lnlsh tho trip to-morrow."
No complaint no regret just grit
From this hill tho road lend) down into a
thlckot through which tho sun never shines.
Tho moon Is drowned. It Is as black as a
cavorn. Bocks, looso and Jagged, All thorond
way and render tho footing unsafe Bronchos
reach out from tho brush and whip your faco.
It is uncanny. 8trango Insects are singing
heroand there and far off you hear tho call of
tho cuckoo which so often betokens the pres
ence of Spaniards lylniz In wait for the In
vadors. Thon there comes the anBworing cry
still furthor on and you wonder what Is
going to hapren to you. Your imagination
grows vivid. Bark figures appear down tho
road. They look llko mon orouchtng. A dash
of moonlight through a rift in the ovorbanglng
olouds o! tropical follago falls on tho dowy
blndo ot a palm and changes It Into tho gleam
ing bayonet of a Spanish soldier. The scenes
of the bloody day just done have boen suoh as
unstring nerves, and while you chide yourself
toryour foolish fanciosyou hurry along, hurry
along, hoping for the end.
And by and by it oomos. You have reached
tho lovel sandy stretch behind tho ridgo on
which sits SIboney. and rounding the end
through tho ravine which cuts down to tho sea,
you havo boforo you the tents and camp fires
of tho soldiers at the basoandtho cottages ot
the Cubans. It has not boen a pleasant jour
ney, but you have seen ono ot the phases of
warfare, and that is much.
Ballets TThMtled and Bombs Bunt, but the
Seventy-Qrtt Stormed Up the mil.
Charles Andre, artificer of Company K, Seventy-first
Mow York Volunteers, now in hospital
at Fort Monroe, says in a lottortoa friend in
this city:
"Wo arrived in tho hospital of Fort Monroo
on July 13, and we aro all glad. Wo havo plenty
and good to oat a thing wo did not havo for six
weeks, and we havo good treatment from tho
doctors. My arm is getting along nlooly; it'll
take a whllo beforo it will be all right; tho ball
went through tho elbow Into the arm, but it is
healing fast We also have a good bed to sleep
In. Just think, Ed, slooplng on tho ground for
six wooks with nothing but a blanket and the
last fiftoon days not even that, and now sloop
lng In a bed. I tell you it Is bully.
" Dear friend. I shall never forget the 1st and
2dof July. Woleftcampat3:30 o'clockintho
morning and got in fire about 8:30 o'olook, and
wore In it until 8 o'clock at night From tho
tlmo the firing commenced until night it nevor
stopped a minute. Nothing but rnnrmiiiirrl
SBssssssssssssssssss I bum, bum, bang! rrrrrrr
rrrrrrrl ssssssssssssssl ovcry few minutes a
shell bursting right above our heads, bullots
whistling past your head at tho rate of a dozen
a mlnuto. It was terrible. Boys dropping
right and left but on we go. Nobody was
thinking of going book. Foot by foot we go
until wo had the Stars and Stripes on top ot
the hill. Before wo got In upon tho Hold we
had to drive the Spaniards out of tho woods.
Every treo was full ot them. After wo had the
fort taken, the hills on tho way back to tho
hospital were full ot sharpshooters. They shot
at every man. wounded or not We could not
see where the shots cams from, because they
use smokeless powder; but located orfee, that
was the last ot them.
" At nightfall we stopped and laid down just
on the place where we quit Juet think ot being
soaked from porsplring to tho skin, and lying
down on the damp ground-no blouse, no
blanket nothing to eat since the day before,
the nights cold and wet But wo wore happy
boys that night I Tho next morning at day
break tha fun commenced again. We posted
our artillery during the night and thoy didn't do
a thing bu blaze away at them. At S :30 o'clock
I got it In the elbow and that put me out I
walked six miles back, over one mllo right
through the fire, bullets whistling right and
left but I got through all right Tho rest ot
the way. seven miles. I hod a ride on a wagon
without springs and was landed in tho general
hospital at 2 o'olook. On our way down it rained
and wo were soaked. I lay thereuntil 12 o'clock
that night before tho bullet was taken out I
landed here In Fort Monroo with a pair ot
shoes, a pair of pants, a shirt with one sleeve
and a hat But I am only glad to come out this
way. Wo may bo sent to New York until we
aro oil right to join our regiment again. I wish
wo would."
bbouobt capt. howezvb BxronD.
Copt. Dowdy Has a Bnndlo of Slementos
(or Gen. TVbeaton's Widowed Daughter.
Among the passengers who come North on the
Seneca was Capt Bobert W. Dowdy, who com
manded a company of the Seventeenth Infantry
during tho engagements beforo Santiago on
July 1 and 2. Capt Dowdy went to tho front
as a Lieutenant was promoted to bo a Captain
shortly uftor reaching Cuba, and since July 2
has boon retired from the army on account ot
permanent physical disability. Capt Dowdy
called upon Col. Kimball, Deiiot Quartermaster,
yesterday afternoon, having with him a package
marked " Mrs. 0. W. Howell, Fort Keogh. Indian
Territory, U. S. A."
In this bundlo were tho sword, sword belt
epaulets and other porsonal effects 'of Capt
Charles W. Bowoll. Second Infantry, who was
killed at San Juan hill. When Capt Howell's
regiment was ordered to Cuba ho was stationed
at Fort Koogh. and ho left his wife and soveral
children thoro. Capt Dowdy asked that Col.
Kimball seo that theso memontos of tho dead
soldier bo sent to his widow. This will bo done
to-day. Mrs. Bowell is tho daughter of Major
Gen. Frank Whoaton.who at tho tlmo ot his
retirement was commandor of the Department
of Colorado, statlonod at Donvor. Gon. Wheaton
is now in Europo with ono of Mrs. Howell's
Brings Her Gups nnd Plating Hero from
Norfolk. Where Tellow Votet Is n Bogy.
Tho United States auxiliary orulser Buffalo,
originally tho Morgan llnor El Cld, and lator
the Brazilian dynamite cruiser NIcthcroy, ar
rived huro at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and went straight to tho navy yard, arriving
thero at C o'clock. Af tor Charles R, Flint nego
tiated with tho Brazilian Oovornmont for tho
purchase, of tho Buffalo she. was brought lioro
on June 10 and takon to tho foot of East Eigh
teenth street, whore now boiler tubes wore put
In her. Sho was then sont to Norfolk, where
armor plate and armament were to be put on
hor. Tho health authorities then;, howovor,
vlowod tho cruiser with suspicion, und objected
to tho work being dono at Norfolk. They wore
afraid that tho crulsor might be infoctod with
yellow fever germs from hor long stay In tho
tropics. Bo tho armor plutes wore packed In
tho hold of tho Buffalo and brought here, where
wo aro not bo easily scared.
Tho Buffalo will bo dry docked in a few days
and work will then begin on hor sldo protec
tion and armament
The Buffalo was brought up by a volunteer
crow from the Brooklyn naval militia, Ltout
W. U. Stayton commanding.
Tha BIcKee Damaged on Her Trip Sotjtli.
Jacksonville. Tin., July 22. Tho torpedo
boat McKee, I.ieut. O, M. Nipper commanding,
arrived hero this noon, having put In for re
pairs. As sho arrlvod opposite tho mouth of
tho river a bio wor was blown out, and sho had
a hard tlmo to got into tho river. Tho crew
roport a hard trip down from Nowiort. Ito
palrs aro being rushod, and sho will loavs for
Koy West in tho morning.
Berlin Heady to Tuke On the Iramunes.
New Oiu.EXna, July 22 The Berlin, the
transport ship which is to carry tho twolm
muno reglmonts from horo to Santiago, arrlvod
licro this afternoon and landed at tho Aharos
of tho Northeastern ltallroad. Tho First Ilegl-
Imcntof immunus will probably got hero to
morrow, tho Second on Sunday, and tho Borliu
will li avo for Suntiago Monduy,
Heroism of the Women Nurses Who for
Days Worked S3 Ont of Si Hours Tho
Blnclc Boys of tha Regulars Were tho
Bravest of th Brave Father Gavltt and
tho Cheering Clnret Ho Passed Around.
BtBONET. July 0. Those past six days seem
llko a blur. To write any oonnootod account of
them Is out of tho question for any ono who has
had anything to do with caring for tho woundod
hero. Lato last night ono of the ambulanco
wagons came rumbling Into camp. Four or
flvo comparative convalescents lay inside of It
and, sitting bolt upright and grasping ono ot
the wagon polos tightly, was Clara Barton, fast
asleop, enjoying tho first solid hour of rest sho
has had sinco tho battle ot Santiago began. Tho
momont that trouble began at tho front Miss
Barton started for tho field hospital. Mrs. Lossor
and tho other tour nurses have remained horo
and havo workod Indorattgably undor Major
Lagarde and Dr. Lessor. The brunt ot most ot
the hardest work has fallon on theso young
women. There Is not ono of them who has had
more than six hours of sloep since tho woundod
began to come In on last Friday night and that
eomoof them havo not already collapsed only
goes to show what on amount of grit and en
duranco thero Is in young American woman
hood. The hoatln thotents.durir.gtho morning
hours particularly, has beon almost Insuffera
ble, and nono ot the mon horo oxoopt the doc
tors has boon ablo to stand tho strain ot
remaining In the operating tent for mora
than six hours at a time; and yot
for six days have .those flvo noblo
women been working there for twenty-throe
hours out of each twenty-four. Last night two
of tho nursos looked so faint and exhausted
that a couplo of nowspapcr men askod leavo of
Major Lagarde to take their plaoes beside the
operating tables whllo they went to get some
thing to eat The duties In themselves woro
simple enough to wash the patient and pre
pare him for tho operation, and thon to holp
hold him in position while the operation was
going on. But tho worst of the work came
lator, when the patient had been removed
and tho table had to be oleaned and mado
ready for the noxt occupant Thero was
nover a moment to bo lost about this, for
in tho ad joining tent lying on tho ground, thoro
woro always from thirty to forty poor follows
writhing In agony as they waited for tholr turn
to come. Tied to the buttonholo ot each man's
ooat was a red, whtto and bluo tag. on which
was written tho nature of his wound, and if it
was a dosperato caso on the back of the tag tho
field doctors had written " Urgont" It was by
these tags that Major Lagarde was ablo to select
his patients. Some ot those who were suffering
the most pain had the longost time to wait.
Ins Sum reporter knew of ono poor follow
with a fractured log who lay In the outer tent
from 0 o'clock In tho morning until 0 at night
and ho bore tho delay without ovon a murmur,
for ho realized that the doctors woro doing
their best and once when some one offered to
ask Major Lagarde to hurry him to tho oporat
ing table he refused.
" No. old man." ho said ; "these fellows are all
worso off than I am. Their wounds are vital,
while mine only hurts. I'll wait my turn on tho
Again that same evening in the operating
room Mrs. Lesser turned suddenly to Thb Sun
reporter and said;
"Quick I Have yon a pencil there? This
boy is dying."
On the table beside her lay a lad of about 10
from one ot the Michigan regiments. The op
eration was just over. Ho had just come out
from under tho effects of the ethor. and was
struggling frantically to pull the two rings off
the little finger of his left band. Ho knew it
was all over with him, and bis last words as
Mrs. Lesser took tho rings was to stammer out
his mother's address.
In less than flvo minutes they had borne his
body away, and one of the doctors was saying,
almost cheerfully:
"By Jove 1 This has been a remarkable day.
Over a hundred operations since morning, and
this poor boy only tho second to dlo on tho
In tho surrounding tents, however, there
have boen so many mon in extremU that it was
all that Chaplain Gavltt and tho three other
Chaplains in camp could do to administer tho
sacrament There is no man in camp whose
duties run through a wider range than those of
Chaplain Gavltt Not Only is he known as tho
most cheerful man in SIboney. but his tender
ness ana sympathy are so far reaching that
there hasn't a soldier dted.ln all this big camp
without Chaplain Gavitt being on hand to
salute his memory by a tear as well as a
In addition to his otherdutles Chaplain Gavitt
runs tho only bar In the place. The day that
tho first troops landed more than a hundred
hogsheads of the finest Spanish claret was cap
tured at Slbonoy. Twenty of these hogsheads
wore broken open nnd spilt on tho boach for
fear that tho soldiers would get hold of It and
oelebrato their arrival In Cuba too auspiciously,
tiut boforo tho twenty-first hogshead had a
chanco to waste its sweetness on the sand crabs
Chaplain Gavltt had persuaded tho military
authorities that it was a waste of very neces
sary material, and volunteered to tako
chargo of tho liquor question in Slbonoy him
self. In consoquonoe all tho rest of the wlno
was turned over to him. Ho hns a small tent
just in tho front of tho operating tent Insldo
this tent Is a hogshead of such huge propor
tions that thoro Is room for nothing else but a
cot. a camp stool and tho hugo tin ladle with
whleh tho chaplain measures out tho claret
when, in his opinion, the applicant comes up to
all tho rcqulrementsof St. Paul and reallj-needs
a little wlno for his stomach's sake. Inileod.lt
la tho ono cheering sight ot this ghastly place
to seo. threo timos a day, this dumpy.
indefatigable man in his dark clothes and hugo
sombrero trudging along from tent to tent
with his bucket of claret and lime juice, bring
ing liquid comfort intomanyandmanyathlrsty
quarter. The "tlnkle-tankle" of that ladlo
against tho pall Is one ot the most weloomo
sounds In SIboney. It sounds like nwholo regi
ment of cows coming home.
Last night ono ot tho nurses was looking par
ticularly faint just as tho llttlo chaplain came
along. Ho spied her, and In a momont tho
ladlo full to tho brim was held toward hor,
while tho chaplain exclaimed: "Drink this, my
child: you'voearnod It."
"But, chaplain. I can't," said the nurso
weakly. "I'm a W, 0. T. U."
" I don't care If you're the whole alphabet.
You're tlrod and played out and thoro's going
to bo lots of work for you to-night You must
drink it."
And she did.
Whllo tho proportion of colored mon woundod
has boon large, by tholr oourage and supremo
cheerfulness thoy have really carried of the
palm for heroism. Hero Is what ono of the
woundod rough rldors, Konnoth Boblnson, has
to say about tho black soldlors. Itobinson
is lying in ono of tho tents horo sufforlng
from a shot through his chest. A pair ot
umlor-drawcrs and ono sock, tho costume in
which ho arrived from tho front, is all that ho
has to his nuinu at present On tho next oot to
him lies an imnionso negro, who 1ms boon
simply riddled with bullets, but is still ablo to
crack a smllo nnd oven to hum a tuno occasion
ally. Between him and the Calumet man thero
has sprung up a friendship.
" I'll tell you what It Is," said Boblnson this
momlng. " Without aiiy disregard to myown
regiment I want to say that tho whitest men In
this fight have boon tho black ouos. At all
ovtfiits thoy havo been tho best friends that tho
rough rldors havo had, and evory ono of us,
from Col. Roosevolt down, appreciates it When
our men wero being mown down to right and
loft In that chargo up the hill it was the black
cavalry mon who were tho first to carry our
wounded away, and during that awful
day and night that I lay In tho Hold
hospital waiting fur a ctinnoo to get down
I hero it was two big colored men badly
woundod thoraaelros who kept my spirits up.
Why, In camp ovory night boforo tho fight tho
colored soldlors used to comoovor nnd soro
nado Cols. Wood and Boosovelt And woron't
thoy just Mcklod to death about It Tho last
night beforo I was woundod a wholo lot ot
them oamo ovor, and whon Col. Boosovelt mado
a llttlo epooch thanking thom for thoir songs,
ono big Sorgcantgotup and said:
"It's all right Colonel, wo'so all rough rldors
Saturday was the worst night at SIboney. The
wounded from Friday's fight had nearly all ar
rived, and toward evening a great host of Sat
urday's victims enmo limping In. Tho crowd
at tho hospital tents boeamo so greatthatitwns
impossible to glvo many of tho wounded shel
ter, let alono attention. Tho nowspapsr mon
turned tholr huts Into Impromptu hospitals,
and cots went up to a tremondous premium,
Tho hut whoro Tub Sun has Its headquarters
offered a wolrd-looklng sight about 1 o'clock
when ono of tho reporters enmo In from tho
front It was bright moonlight and tho only
sound that broko the sllonco woro tho
snores Qf tho sleeping men. In front of
tho hut thoro Is a wide piazza and
usually ono ond of It Is covered with mall bags.
They mako capital beds. This night tho mail
bags In tholr turn woro covered by mon. It
lookod as If a small rcglmont must bo sleeping
thoro. Certainly thoro woro twenty soldiers
there fast asleep in overy sort and kind ot
position that tho human form can wriggle
Itself Into. They wore tho men who had oorao
In as oscort to tho wounded, and wore snatoh
ing a few hours' sloep beforo starting for the
front again. Just by tho door, llko a sentinel, a
man In soldlor's clothos was slowly rocking to
and fro In n rocking chair. His head
and arms woro swathed In bandages. Ha
was Arthur Cosby of tho rough riders, nnd
tho holo in his hat showed whore tho bullot had
passed through tho brim boforo tearing a bit
out of his chook, filching out tho palm of his
loft hand and thon burying itself In his chest
Cosby had had a cot at first but ho found it
impossibla to sleep lying down, so ho had
"swopped" off his cot for a rocking chair,
whore, as ho remarked whon ho woko up, ho
felt as comfortable as a bug in a rug.
On a cot just outsldo tlio door lay Sergeant
Basil Blcketts with a bullot In his thigh, and a
fow feot nwny lay Ltout. Dovereaux with a
badly shattered arm. Insldo his hut besides
some ten other rnon and two colored servants,
lay Jack Follonsbco. with n bunch of clgnrottes
for a pillow, and off In a corner Burr Macintosh
in his first stages of nn attack of malarial fever.
Tho only light in this building was furnished
by a bottle half full of thoso gorgeous nattvo
flrobugs, which tho Cuban soldlors carry at
tholr saddlo bows In lieu of a lantern at night.
You can easily read a nowspaper by thelrlight.
Whllo all these wounded wore bolng cared for
nt Slbonoy tho Spanish wounded wore not
bolng neglected. It Is impossible to Bay that
tho Spaniards aro not bravo fighters after onco
soolng tho bearing of their wounded as they
fell Into tho hands of our mon. Evory man of
thom fully expected to bo massacred on the
spot nore It ono Instance:
On Sunday morning, near Gon. Shatter's
headquarters, n dozen wounded Spaniards were
having their wounds dressed. Ono young
follow who was Bhot through both legs lay on
tho ground. Tho Burgeon was trylngtonskhlm
to move his leg so that his boot could bo un
laced, whon Mr. Charles Pepper, tho Washing
ton correspondent volunteered to act as in
terpreter. Stooping down to the Spaniard ho
gnvo the message, nnd. us is tho Spanish cus
tom, ho prefaced his remark with "Amlgo."
InBtantly tho young Spaniard's faco lightened
with amazoment and delight Ho grasped Mr.
Peppor by the hand and exclaimed Incredu
lously: " Thou callost mo friend I"
Mr. Peppor explained tho remark to tho two
other correspondents with him. and when they,
too, shook hands with thoBpaniard and helped
the surgoon to unlaco his shoes It was really a
study to watch tho surprised expressions of the
other Spaniards.
Thoro are many closo observers of affairs
down horo who do not hosltato to say that the
quickest way for us to capture Santiago would
have been to release 200 or 300 of the prisoners
who havo born fed and cared for, and send
them back into thoir own linos to tell tho story
of tholr flno treatment at the hands ot "the
Yankee pigs." Many of tho prisoners admit
frankly that tho food tho Amorlcans havo given
them has boen tholr first square meals In many
months; while on tho othor hand there Is a
good deal of irony as well as unintentional In
justice in tho past but thoso Spaniards in cap
tivity havo boen fed to repletion, whlio our own
boys nt tho front havo boon on half rations and
more than literally half starved.
Olivette to Take a Comforting Cargo to tho
Army nt Santiago.
The Olivette will leavo this port on Monday
at noon. Sho will go to Fort Monroo. taking on
there tho field and camp equlpngo that was
brought thero on tho trnnsjxjrt Breakwater,
and will then proceed directly to Santiago.
Tho nrrivnl of tho Ollvotto in Cuban waters
Will provo an unexpected blessing to tho army
as woll as to tho sick nnd woundod in tho field.
With tho posslblo exception of tho Besoluto,
which Bailed from horo a fow days ago, noBhlp
has left this port for Cuban waters with a more
complete complement of all kinds of supplies
for tho sick und wounded. Among othcrthlngs
tho Ollvotto will carry tents nnd equipments
for a hospital containing 700 beds. Theoutflt
besides tho rots, will includo boddlng and bed
llnon sufficient to mako frequent changes, and
250 hospital tents.
BeHldcsthe hospital tents tho Olivette will
tako GOO A tents and 100 wall tents. Tho A
fonts can comfortably sholtor two men. and
flvo may bo crowded Into them. Tho wall
tents are for officers. Thoro will also bo shipped
on the Ollvotto enough disinfectants to disin
fect all Santiago city. Bed Cross supplies of
the value of $2,000 will bo dlscharcrd lr tlm
Ollvotto at Fort Monroo. to bo sent from there
to tho Loiter hospital nt Camp Thomas. Tho
ship will Includo in her Bantlago cargo ten
For passengers tho Ollvotto will carry nlno
physicians skilled in tho treatment ot yellow
fovor and fifteen or twenty nursos. The doc
tors nro under contract with tho Oovornmont
for ono month or more, at a salary of S1B0 a
month. They are rated os nHslstant surgoons,
with tho rank of Tlrst Lieutenant. Their names
are: Drs. Hall, Mazzuri and Moyor Herman of
New Orleans: J. Y. Archer, Selby, .Miss.;
Clmrlos T. Newklrk, Washington; Charles J,
Flnlny, Havana, Cuba; J. M. Swcenoy, Utlca;
J. W. Bcnnott. Long Bianrh; John Curling and
T. P. Agustlnl.Now York. Theso physicians
are under orders to prooood to Santiago and
thoro roport In porson to Oon. Shatter.
Tho particular Interest which tho army In
Cuba will havo In the Ollvotto llos in the fact
that sho not only carries supplies In her hold
and doctors in hor cabin, but sho will also liao
as passengors four army paymasters and thoir
olerks, whoso ardors nro to pay tho troops In tho
flold, To perform this comforting work tho
paymasters will carry with them on tho ship
about $750,000.
Twenty.flv Beds for Holrtleri at Lebanon
The officers of Lebanon Hospital, at West
chester and Cnuldwoll avonuos, offered the
Government the uso of tvionty-flvobeds In tho
hospital for wounded soldiers yesterdajr. In a
latter to Surgoon-Gouorul Stornborg, which
"Wo havo an additional interest In thoso who
have fallon on tho field ot battle, as Dr. John
Blair Glbbs, surgeon of this hospital, lost his
ltto in Guantanamo, while valiantly following
his noblo vocation. Should you decldotoao
cept our offor, we would ask you to kindly give
us threo days' notice so wo can mako tho nocos.
sary arrangements for tho reception of the
Drs. Waldo, Blmms and Both will bo phxood In
attendance on the woundod soldiers It the Gov
ernment accepts tho offer, A memorial tablet
In marblo to Dr. Olbbs is being placed in tho
. main hall of the institution.
r- ,-.. . c. ..I.. .
days nEFonn baxtiaoo.
Silts Jennings Says the Aid of the Bed Crots
Was Declined, Although Oar Sick I.ny
on n Bare nnd Dirty Floor with Their
Clothes On The Army's Appliances In-
nilrqunte to Copo with Such n Situation.
.Jllsn' Jcannotto Jonnlngs, tho Bod Cross
nurso who did such splondld work among tho
sick nnd wounded brought horo from Cuba on
tho transport Seneca, enmo to this city from
Hoffman Island yesterday morning. With hor
woro a number ot nowspapor correspondents
nnd soldlors, also released from quarantine.
Miss Jonnlngs spent tho greater part of the dojr
uttho Bod Cross hoadquartors. Sho is stopping
at tho St Denis Hotol for tho present. Miss
Jonnlngs gavo tho following account lost ovon-
Ing ot tho work that Is bolng dono in Cuba by
tho Bod Cross Soclotr:
" Tho State of Toxns, with 1,100 tons of pro
visions nnd supplies. loft for Santiago threo
days nftor tho troops started." sho said. " Wo
went to scroral places without making any
arrangements for a landing, nnd woro finally
advised by Admiral Sampson to go to Guan
tanamo. Whllo thero a nowspapor correspond
ent camo aboard tho Texas, and told Miss
Barton that tho hospital at Slbonoy was greatly
in need of supplies. Miss Barton Immediately
ordored the Texas to procoed to Slbonoy, and
when wo arrived thero a number of our pooplo
wero sont ashore to Investigate tho story of tho
hospital's needs. They returned nnd told us
that tho hospital nooded everything from food
and modlclr.es to cots and bod clothing.
"Of courso wo had all of theso things on
board tho Texas, and at Miss Barton's ordor
wo got up a number of cots nnd prepared to
tako them ashore. It was very rough at tho
time, and It was found Imposstblo to land tho
cots in tho small boats ot tho Texas, so flvo of
tho Bed Cross sisters went ashore with two
Boldlors nnd a quantity ot Buppltesto do what
thoy could to Improvo tho condition of tho men
in tho hospital.
"Thoy found tho hospital located In n rickety
old building, nnd perfectly filthy. Seventy men
wero lying on tho floor with tholr clothing on.
Thero wasn't a bod In tho place, and tho condi
tion of tho mon waa awful. Some worejll with
fovor. others with dysontery nnd others with
measles. Thero wero two wounded mon of tho
rough riders there, too. They had been shot
In tho light at Las Gunslmaft. and woro In n bad
way. Some of theso mon had boon lying on
this filthy, bare floor for four days.
"Tho sisters oflorod tholr sen-ices ot once,
togother with thoso of a surgeon. Thoy wanted
to go to work and clean out tho place nnd mako
tho men comfortable. It happened that tho
assistant surgeon, a Dr. Winter, was in charge
at tho tlmo. Ho told tho sisters that tholr eor
vlcos woro not nooded and declined tholr offer
of help, although he did say that assistance
might bo accoptablo In a few days. Tho sisters
begged to bo allowed to stay. Baying that oven
If their sorvlcos were not nocded thero could bo
no objection to their cleaning out tho hospital,
giving tho sick and wounded clean sheets and
proper food, but again tho assistant surgoon
docilnod tho offer, and at that tlmo sovonty
American soldlors wero lying sick on the floor,
with no food but tho regular army rations.
"Tho doctor finally consented to allow tho
sisters to leave some supplies, which they did.
Their services having beon rejected by tho
Amorican surgoon. the sisters passed on to the
Cuban hospital. Thero thoy found about the
samo conditions prevailing, excepting that tho
Cubans had a fow bods. Tho samo offor of ns
slstance was mado. and the Cubans graspod at
it They woro only too glad to get help.
"Tho sisters wont right to work with soap
and water and scrubbed tho walls, floors, and
woodwork of every room In that Cuban hospi
tal. Thoy brought clean clothes and clean bed
ding, prepared food such as sick pooplo should
havo. and in a very short timojtranstormed tho
place into adecont and comfertablo hospital.
Thoy did tho work of sorvants and nursos, and
did it cheerfully. And there novor was a more
delighted lot of pooplo than theso Cubans over
what had boen dono for thom.
"In tho afternoon I wont ashore myself, and
hearing that tho sisters woro at tho Cuban hos
pital, went thero. Whon I saw what hod been
done for tho Cubans I askod whether anything
had been dono for the Americans. Tho sisters
told mo about stopping at tho American hos
pital first and of their recoptlon there. I wont
to tho American hospital at onco and visited
ovory room in it I found tho conditions just
what tho sisters hnd told mo I would.
"Thoro was a hospital steward In charge at
tho tlmo. Ho told mo that bo had two mon to
help him care for tho sick and woundod. but
that ho had absolutely nothing to make them
comfortable. Ho was very much distressed
ovor tho situation, but said ho was helpless.
While I was talking to him. Dr. Hnvard, who
was, I beliovo, tho chief surgoon of tho hospi
tal, camo in. I told him of tho terrlblo condi
tion of our mon.
" Tou docllned tho sorvlcos of tho Bed Cross
to-day.' I Bald. 'Can you afford to lot It go back
to tho United States that you havo absolutely
nothing horo In the way of suppllos or nurses
for our stricken men, and yet reject the help
that is at hand and is offered to you ?'
"Ho said ho had not declined our help, but
would only boloo glnd to got It. Our subse
quent conversation brought out tho fact that It
was tho assistant surgeon and not ho who re
fused the offor of tho sisters.
" " Well,' I said, aro you ready now to let our
nurses como nnd do for tho Amorlcans what
they havo spent tho day In doing for th Cubans?'
'"Yes. I am,' ho said. 'My first thought
thon was how to land our oots. I wantod to
got these men off of tho floor. I went to Inspector-General
Breckinridge and to Col.
Humphrey of Gen. Shatter's staff, but thoy
didn't soem to know any way to help me. Bo I
finally wont back to tho Texas and reported to
Miss Barton. The next morning, at daybreak,
our own mon landed tho cots in small boats.
Wo found a now and elennor building for tho
hospital, fitted It up with tho cots, nnd many
othor comparatively unknown comforts thoro,
raised our flag ovor it, and from thon on did
all wo could for thocomfortof the unfortunates,
at tho samo tlmo kooplng up our work in tho
Cuban hospital.
"Tho attack on Santiago begnn on tho morn
ing of July 1. In tho afternoon tho wounded
bogan to como back, bona In array wagons,
soma on stretchers, and eomo on foot. Wo
fitted up hospitals in tho tents that had beon
abandoned by the soldlors moving to the front,
oovorlng tho ground Insldo with straw. Six of
thoso tents were fitted up as operating rooms,
and at tho Invitation of Dr. lagarde, Dr. Lessor
of tho Bod Cross aldod in tho surgical work.
In twenty-four hours the surgeons operated on
and diosscd tho wounds of 475 men. Tho
nurses workod on as steadily as tho surgeons
without thinking ot sleep, nnd only stopping
occasionally to tako a cup of coffee, for It was
trying work.
"Tho noxt nltornoon I was nt work In tho
Bed Cross hospital when Dr. Lagnrilo rushed In
and said:
" ' Can anybody got out to tho State of Texas
at onco? I liao hero an ordor from Gon. Shat
ter authorizing Miss Barton to sulzo any unny
wagons sho can find and sond them to tho front
with supplies for tho wounded thoro.'
"Where nro tho hospital supplies of tho
army?' I asked. ' Whoro Is tho hospital son Ico?
Havo you brought 20,000 men down hero and
sent thom to light without making any prepa
rations for tho care of tho wounded'
"Ho was very much dlstrcssod, and thero
were tears In his cyos.
" ' I don't know, ho said, I don't know. God
knows what wo could havo dono horo, without
tho help ot the Bed Cross. Our only hope at the
front now Is In tho Bed Cross and tho help It
can give us,'
" Dr. Hubbel, a Bod Cross surgoon, came In
at this juncture, und wo all wont to tho Texas.
Supplies were brought up nnd mon woro sont
ashore to get wagons. At daylight wo landed
the supplies and started off two wagonloads.
Miss Barton went ashore afterward and fol
lowed In a third wagonload ol supplies. The
" . ". ' "
next day Dr. Hubbel. who had gone to tho
front como bsok, and more suppllos wore sent
This sort of thing wont on day after day, and In
threo days Miss Barton mndo threo trips to tho
front I ncvor hoard through It all ot anything
In tho way ot hospital supplies bolng taken
from any ot tho transports. I made Inqulrlos
among officers on this point but couldn't find
any who had heard ot such a tiling.
" Wo found out soon after wo got to work at
SIboney that leo was badly needed In tho hos
pitals. Miss Barton sent mo ovor to Jamaica,
on tho Texas, to got somo. I manngod to buy
two tons at Port Antonio and fifteen tons at
Kingston, nnd that ico was still bolng usod in
tho hospitals when I camo away on July 14.
"Tho woundod In tho Santiago fights wero
taken enro of ns best wo know how, hut much
suffering resulted from tho failure to havo four
division hospitals at tho front Whero thoro
should havo beon four thoro wos only one, nnd
that was why so many wounded had to como,
over miles of new roads, to tho roar for treat
ment "I hnvo heard it reported that Dr. and Mrs.
Lossor, as woll as others of tho Bed Cross, aro
down with yellow fovor nt Slbonoy. It was sus
pected that they hnd yellow fevor before I left,
but tho cascswero of tho mildest kind. If yellow
fovor at all. The Bed Cross pooplo all lived on
tho State of Toxas until I took thostenmor
away for Ico. Thon thoy found lodglncs with
a Cuban family near by. Whon tho ship
returned Dr. nnd Mrs. Lossor, Slstor Mlnnlo
nnd Mrs. White, wlfo of Trumbull White,
tho correspondent of tho Chicago Jttcord,
who did invnhmblo work an n nurso. docldod to
stay ashore nights Instead ot returning each
night to tho Texas. They woro taken 111 shortly
afterward, qnd Dr. Gttltoras kept a careful
watch over them. It wos suspected that they
wcrosufforlng from a mild form of yellow fovor,
but whon I loft thoy wero gotttng along fa
mously. "As for tho trip upon tho Soneca, of course,
it wns understood at tho start that tho trans,
port wns net a hospital ship. Wo all had to
mako tho best of It, nnd ovorybody waa as
choorful as could bo under tho circumstances.
We might havo got somo suppllos from tho
Stnto of Toxas, but tho Soneca was ordered to
6all nt onco and there was no tlmo."
Tho officers who had been dotalnod at Hoff
man Island woro nil landed nt tho Battery at
3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon by tho Gov.
Flower. They wero Col. Van Homo, Lieut.
Seyburn and Ltout Collins of tho Eighth
United States Infantry; Capt. Wright Assist
ant Adjutant-General on Gon. Batos's staff;
Llout. Hall of tho rough ridors, Capt. Joyco of
the Sovonty-flrst Bcglmont nnd Ltout. Mnrtln
of tho Twcntv-flrst United States Infantry.
Lieut. Martin brought a llttlo colored boy
ashore with him. Ho picked him up In Cuba
and has boon employing htm as a servant.
"Thoro Is nothing for mo to add towhnthas
already been printed about tho Seneca." said
Ltout Mnrtln, "but I would llko to say that
tho conduct of tho foreign military and nnvnl
attache's on tho Seneca was splondld. They
did all thoy could for tho sick and wounded,
and tho Busslan nttachd gavo up his stateroom
to two sick mon and slept In the saloon under
two blankets. Tho second day out he gavo up his
blankets to a wounded man. and all through
the trip ho had his son-ant assist in caring
for our mon,"
rronrc or tjte aiuuy exoixeers.
A Member of Company CTells of Bond Bhild
lng Daring the Brittle Xenr Santiago.
WniTESTONE Lakpino. N. Y.. July 22. A
member of Company 0 of tho United States
Engineers, formerly stationed nt Wlllets Point
now in camp at Slbonoy. eighteen miles from
Santiago, has written an Interesting letter to
friends horo. He says:
"Wo loft Tort Tampa on Juno 14 and ar
rived on tho southern coast of Cuba on Juno
10, but did not effect a landing until Juno 22.
The engineers landed some of their tools about
flvo miles west of tho placo and built a dock.
While somo of us were left at this place the rest
wore sent about ten mllos east of here to build
another dock and transport Gen. Garcia and
5.000 Cuban soldiers to this place. We were
thon put to work building a thirty-foot railroad
dock at this place. On Juno 30 Capt. Fitch ot
Company 0 recolvcd orders to transport 1,000
troops by railroad to a small town six miles
from hero.
"Tho troops, on landing nt Slbonoy, captured
flvo locomotives, but only two wore put in uso.
Capt Fitch and Llout. Forguson were in chargo
of the train. At 3 A. M. on July 1. tho day of
tho big battle, the Thirty-fourth Michigan and
pnrt of the Second Massachusetts volunteors
wero loaded on freight cars and taken to San
Guiri, which was to bo attacked to draw tho
troops from tha main body, which would bo
ongaged about tho samo tlmo at another
placo. This move proved very successful.
On tho evening of July 1 the wounded wero
coming to SIboney by tho hundreds. It was
then that wo received orders to go to tho front
at onco. Wo left Slbonoy at about OP. M. on
July 1, all of Compinlos 0 and 13. except Cor
poral Wllmot tho nicks brothers, nnd Private
Socro. Wo arrived at Gen. Shatter's heid
quartors, eight miles from SIboney, at 12:30
and wont Into camp.
" At 5 A. M. on July 2 we went over tho bat
tlefield to a point about ono mllo In tho rear of
tho firing line, where the main wagon road was
very bad and had to bo repaired, bo that tho
woundod could bo brought to tho rear. It took
seven hours to repair this road. During this
tlmo It rained not only water but bullots. Six
men were shot within ten yards of our men,
threo wero killed and three wounded. Tha
only engineer to receive any Injury was Private
Harris of Company 0, who was shot through tho
hand. Tho bullot thon entered his haversack and
broko his flold knife in halt. The other men
shot at this placo woro some of tho regular
soldlors whllo walking along the road leading
to tho front. Private Kloly of Company 0, after
unrolling hfsblankct found five bullet holes in It
which were shot whllo ho was working In tho
I road. Somo of our boys had very narrow es
capes. After completing this pnrt of tho road
we were sont back about twolvo miles to repair
other roads.
"Wo wero compelled to work all day Monday,
July 4, and well, wo will remember It. Hot!
America Is not in it with Cuba for heat Somo
of tho boys woro overeomo by the heat but
milled again In tho evening nnd mado up for
lost time. By hard work wo mndo ovor ono
and a half miles of road with thick branohes,
which mado It Brrong enough to transport tho
big guns to tho front. Wo nro packing our
enrap again. We will work on tho railroad dock
until further ordors.
" American soldiers had to fight to win. Tho
Spaniard liavfi trenches and blockhouses for
protection on ovory hill, ospeolalry In placos
whero wo could not uso any artillery to rout
them out. but thoy worn routed out just the
samo. but nt a torrlblo loss. All members of
tho company nre well oxcept Private Blnnlon,
who has tho measles."
Two More Transports Sail Tlrnre,
Tho transjiorts Massachusetts, loaded with
commissary stores, and tho City of Washing
ton, lu ballast, sailed for Newport Nows yester
day, Tho Massachusetts went out at daylight
and tho City of Washington passed the Hook
shortly after 4 o'clock ycBtcrday afternoon.
Both thoso transports will tako on troops at
Newport NawA nnd .sail for thp rondezusof
Gon. Miles' army as hooii ns posslblo,
New Powder Mognxlno nt I'nrt llnncock.
Propo&als woro imltcd yostcrday for con
structing tho muson work nnd roof of u now
powder mngnzluo to bo built at Fort Hancock.
The building lx to bo forty by sixty feet, and
tho porson or ponons to whom tho contract Is
awarded must complete tho work in sixty days.
( Merchunt Vend for Santiago To-Day,
Tho stcamor Philadelphia, which has boon
chartered by tho Ward lino, will sail ut noon to
day for Hantlngowlth a gunoral cargo, lareoly
provisions, and nearly a hundiod nassongcrH.
More people havo appilod for pii9sngo than cau
bo aicommodutod,
In addition to bur merchandise, tho I'hlladol.
phia will tnko to Santiago a lot of medical sup
pllos for the army, a quantity of itod Cross
stores and somo Weather Bureau Instrument.
Ttyitnory Values, Si
Wo shan't tnko timo or room
for much tallc, and you'll agroo M
with us that it's not nccossary
onco you boo tho bargains ana
read tho pricos :
SAILORS, with silk bands and leather l
sweats, not to be obtained elsewhere for
less than 75c, sold here regularly at ,
69c, very special for Saturday sfC
fotenoon at nrOQ
SAILORS, with fancy silk bands, else- ,'
where 95c, our lowest former prlco
75c, for Saturday forenoon spe- sf j?
cial price &QG
jfrtt'ficial blowers, ff
2 buds and foliage, regularly sold at v-
29c, Saturday forenoon, choice j ' ;
each at CfO
ROSE FOLIAGE, Imported goods, to 'i
close the balance of this line, n 'la
choice at , iQ $?
a large quantity, but while they n
last, choice at CO
Storo Closes at l P. M. To-Day. is
A For the Many Ills
that Flesh is Heir to
there is nothing; better iron
Old Crow Rye.
It assists nature, isslral- '
Iates readily with your food,
and, being absolutely pure,
it's a great help to all tha
K.iMiAumi.itutMiiis functions of the system.
viAAtiftYr., Compare It with any other J
yOLDUKO brnd, and act accordingly.
ji8ias.j Buy only of first - class j
fcwtfSSj .i bouses. Send for the James
Pi 2SS1 Cb! Crow Booklet. Sent free.
M$ffl H. B. KIRK & CO.,
' fVyli5a 69 FULTON ST. jl
aB.Kirk&Coi Also Broadway and 27th St. s
l-MfiMt;: Sole Agents for the Great
""' Jp Western Champagne. j
S 1 I
Bed Cross Fhynlclniis Kxpnrlmentlng Sao ,
ceeifully with tt Poivdrr. 1
Key West, July 22. Considerable interest t j
hns beon nrousod horo by tho announcement ' j
that tho Red Crpis iihynlclnnB now in Cuba aro -,'
exporlraontlnc with n powder which they be-
Hove will provo a provcutlvo and a possible ;
euro for yellow fovor. ,
Dr. Charles II. Oil) la hero nnd will In a few .i
days bo to Cuba to join Dr. Lessor, tho society's
head surgeon. Wlion askod what tho powdor "
was, ho said its composition was ns yet a eeoret. i
Tho modlclno was the dlscovory of sovoral of .i(
tho society's physicians, and had thus far been ';
tried with success, and tho sureoons wars ',
hoporul. j,
Until sufficient statistics had boon leathered
to provo tho actual valuo ot tho medicine ito $
composition would not bo mado public. A.
Tho society, he said, would uso It In connoo- U
tlon with the present rocosnlzcd trentment for m
tho disease. Burgeons had boon working to sot
somethlnc to kill tho fevor Bonus before thoy
affected the llver.whoro they wero suro to causa f
death. He thought that thoy had found It. but '?
until he was sure he would not givo the formula. I
Practically n Jfew Cruiser Iler Speed
Greatly IncTented. jj
The renovated cruiser Chicago was floated '
out ot dry dock No. 2 at tho navy yard in i
Brooklyn yesterday. With tho ezcoptlon ot ')
tho hull sho Is practlonlly a new ship. She will i
bo ready forrceommlsslonas soon as hor new $
rapid-lire, guns havo been put In placo. Before '
sho went out ot commission, two years ago. ,
her maximum speed was 10 knots, but with ,i
hor now boilers nnd hor two manganeso propel- J:
lors. It Is expected that sho will dovolop a speed ,
of at lcaht 10 knot. A crow for nor Is now p
aboard tho receiving ship Vermont j
TVo Retired from Manznnlllo When They S
Had Veen Knocked to I'leoes. ,
Tho following official roport of tho bombard- I
ment of Manuintllo, made by Commander Todd ,
of tho United States gnnbont Wilmington, to $
Admiral Sampson, was published yesterday: J
At 7 o'clock on tho morning of July 18 tho j
vessels on blockade duty lu this vicinity tho n
Wilmington, Helena. Scorpion, Hist, Hornet.
Wompatuck. oud Oseoolu-apjiroaehod tho v ;
harbor of MapMnillo from tho wostward. At J
half-past 7 tho Wilmington nnd lftlcna entered
tho northern channel, townrd tho city, tho ?
Seornlon nod Osecola thnmlddlo channel, and 1
tho fllst. Hornet, and Wompatuck tho south- J
orn entrance, tha moements of tho vessels a
being so timed na to bring thom within efleo- i.
tive range of the shipping nt about the same
At ton minutes to 8flro wns oponod on tho j
shipping, and after a deliberate llro, lasting; 1
about two hours oud a hnlf, throe Spanish
transports El Gloria1. Josd Unrein, nnd La
lhirlslroa Concopclon wero burned and de- 1
Btroyed. J
Tfio pontoon, whioh was tho harbor guard n
and a store shin, probably for ammunition, waa 1
burned nnd blown up. Threo ciinloata were
destroyed. Ono othor was ilrlwn ashore and
sunk, and anothrr-nnsdrlMmuhhoreand la be
lieved to hnvo beon disabled.
The firing wns mnlntnlnod at n range whioh
Is believed to be boyond the rnugo r the Bhoro
nrtillery. It was continued until, nfter a grad- ,
ual cloning In, tho Hhoro batteries oponod nro
nt a comparatively short rnnpe. whon the ships i
woro recalled, tho object of tho expedition hav
ing been aeeompllsncd and tho Ideas ot tho .
Commander-in-Chief carried nut ns I under
stand thom: that Is, to dontmy tho enemy's
shipping, but not tocugago tho fluid batteries ,
or forts. .
No casualties occurred on board any of our
0Msels. Orent caro was taken in directing tho '
IlrntlmtBs llttlo damage ns jiosslble should bo i
dono totlie cHy itself, nml us far us could ba ,
observed llttlo i( nny wns ilonn
All our vessels woro handled with sound dis
cretion and exeellont judgment by I ho several
commanding ofllcers, whleh was to have been
expected from tho incucomuinudingtho vessels
of this foreo.
flen, Grant Anlgued to n Command,
Washington, JulyS'.'. Ilrlg.-flen. FrodQrant 4
of New York has been assigned to the com
mand of tho Third Brigade of tho I-Irrt Division '
of tho l'lrst Army Corps The l'lrnt Division is
commanded by Stujor-Gen. Wilmm, nnd the
Tint Corps by Mnjor-Cen. llrooko. Gen,
Grant's command copslMH of tho First and
Third Kentucky and the Fifth Illinois Volun
teers. Thoso regiments ntu now ut Chloka- '
inaugn. It Is probable that thoy will soon be J
ordered to Porto llleo, following (len. Haines's i
brigade of tho samo dUhlou and i'orjs. j
Cnpt. Philip Lyrtlg IUllrd to Honolulu, j
SiNrnVNcisco, July 21!.-rhlllp I.ydigof New ,
York, rccunlly best mnn nt Claicuco JIaokay's ,
uodillng, and now holrllnc a commission ot
Captain In tho volunteer fen lee, ai rived to-day
from the lUst. Hu recently si-rwd lu the com
missary department ntC'hlekainuugj, and was
transferred to Honolulu, where ho will hold tha
responsible post of purchasing agent.
I ITT Till "( ill !! I !-"- n
I speedily cured by tho uso of !
Horsford's Acid Phosphate ,
I Pleattnt to taVs. Sold only In btttlesT !
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