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I . THE SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 24, 1898. N -8-
I WttOEED OF WOUNDED. run STonr of that axtfuz. staux AT StBOSJST. Thora Waa Nothing for the Cnro of that Maimed Kxcept What tho lied Cross Could SuiiJ1J-r.lt Surgeons In Twenty-four Itmire Operntert Upon 418 Men-The He rolo mid Skiirul lied Cross Nureee Were l-iiunl to Kvery Kmergency-Ioe Worth lii Weight In Oold-Klco Uoipttl.ll. R.rilSK. TKM MtLM BAST 0 SANTIAGO HAR- ,on.Cuba. July 0.-U was the Fourth of July, JSSd.riii.Bcu In this little bit of Cuba. The Stars und Stripes woro flying from ovory mast hU.1. warships and transports were dookod with HK "" pennants, and nowBpaper do Td oh i-t wore say with fluttering colors. The American Hoot was In plain sight, and not far away was tho wreck of the s'arlMh fleet, destroyed tho day before S,r.I Hw 't fl,lU burntaB. Owr all nH tin- moKt brilliant sunshine and tho bluost ot tropical Ales. But It was not a joyous d,v hoo hospital tonts Rod Gross flags are waving, and hero Is the real life-suffering and heroism Everybody who can do even so little . 'arrv a-.i.of water lends willing hands to ?,,,, wounded soldloi. Most of tho wounded nVfr-m tho llrst day's oimaKoment. when tho lnt-mtry wan ordered to load the attaek on "n" i'o In-U-nd of using artillery. It was a blunder that exposed our men to the ....,!, s rapid-firing (tuns of tho onomy. ,'l n vvvro pioteetod by their Intrenehmonts. It wummI a needless naerlflco of life and a lareo mlrnl.rnf wounded mon. Italleaniontonco n ,ti It I'.ow and Utile or no preparation to U1r,m.,'itl..ned In a former letter tho lack of ' preparation on tho part of the array to care for tin. Hick Tliero was then nlmost, nothing-no cotH.lHMMlmr.or proper food for more than a hundred sick men. Two days luter. when the woundod came In. I tho need of tho hour were overwhelming. The situation cannot bo described. Thousands 0( our men had been hurried to the front to flaht It w as woll understood that it would be a hard tight The dead would need only burial, but the wounded would neod care. And yet. with the exception of a few stretchers, no preparation had been made, neither cots nor food and practically no bandacea for wounds. Is it atrauee that surgeons were desperate and nurses distressed? The force of each was wholly Inadequate. The i exact number of woundod may never be known. The estimntoatthis time is 1.000. pretty equally divided between the Trout and this place. Wounded men who made their way down on foot-eight miles over the rough, hilly road will never know just how their strength held cut. Others were brought down in army wagons. fcy the load, as few ambulances were at hand. Fortunately there were some tents here that bad baen used by troops before going to the front Under these hay was spread on the ground and covered with blankets, and tho lm , provised hospital was ready. One tent was V A taken for the oporatlng tables and the work of 1 surgeons and nurses began. They worked MJ . nght and day for forty-eight hours, with only flT brief Intervals for coffee and hardtack. Woundod men had towait for hours before bul- I leuoouldbeextractodandwoundsdressed. But H ' there was no complaint not a word only silent, patient suffering, borne with a courage that was sublime. As the wounded continued to come in tent room gave out, and hay and blankets wore placed outside, with no ooverlng. and to these " beds" the less severely wounded were assigned. Itwasovldentthatthe medical department of the army had failed absolutely to send hospital supplies, or by this time they i would have been landed. ;; On the one hand it was pitiful. On the other -. It was negligence that could only have been the 1 result of Inoompetence. The assuranoe at the War Department that the Hospital Corps would be fully prepared to meet any emergenoy In the field, and neither needed nor desired outside 1 assistance, bad been sadly misleading. It I held back relief organizations notably the Bed Cross, which otherwise would have had a large corps of surgeons and nurses at the front, along with ample hospital supplies. As It was. tho surgeons turned to the Bed Cross ship State of - Texas far help, and the supplies originally In tended for the starving Cubans were sent ashore for our wounded. Miss Barton had been urged aud advised to watt until the army had opened and made i the way safe for landing supplies for reconcentrados Bnd refugees. But she had I foreseen the situation to a oertain degree, and I followed tho army as quickly as possible to " wait for the emergency rather than that tho 1 emergency should wait for her ship. ' The State of Texas wad here a week before the attack on Santiago, and on board the work , , Included making bandages. Altogether it was a godsend, tho lied Cross force and supplies i saving hundreds of our soldiers who must t otherwise have died simply for lack of food and , cue. At this distance it is difficult to place tho responsibility where it belongs. While surgeons and nurses were probing for bullets and dressing wounds, a force of men on . the Ked Crocs ships worked half the night got- I.'ting out cots nnd blankets, food and bandages. lend at daylight noxt morning these supplies were landed, taking adnntageof. tho smooth 'sea between 4 and II o'clock, as later in the day tho hicli surf mukos it extremely difficult nnd also dangerous for landing. There wero six tables In tho operating tent and eight sur geons. In twenty-four hours tho surgeons had operated upon and dressed tho wounds of 475 men, Four lied Cross sisters trained nurses assisted the surgeons, working through the cW entire time without rust, other than n I moment to toko a cup of coffoo carrlod E In to them. They were filstor Bettlna, wlfo II of I)r Lesser, Kttrgeon-ln-Clilof of tho H Red Cro-n: Sister Minna, Sister Isabel, nnd H Sister Illaneho. Their knowledge of surgery, I skill lend iiervc were a revelation to tho army eursrons. These joung w onion, all under 30, went Iroui uiiu operating tablo to another, and, whatever was thu nature of tho wound or am putation, proved equal to the emergency. 1 it I he liui ( res , hospital ncrOHS tho way SIs mc t0r A,"''was I'1 'durgu of the hlekraon turned TTf over to tho lied Cro-Htwo days before, when -jr. ,5 iirno surgu.iiniHth trrmps went nil ordered to J . tin. from. These iitlnti. hail been taken from , n i theoM building I hnvii mentioned In former y ' l""1r.wlifjetiii.yvAerflyiiigontliodlityfloors. 1 iiikI Mat-M.i in the Lntter auarteiyt, mado clean fciitl fitlriy fomfi.rtalj'.o by tho slstors. Food sunal.le furt'iehlekvvHsenrrieil overfrom the jieK'ro'.s nlilp und dellenclos wore prepared ui bj ilioniirwH lor tho patients. t imiKiiwoiiiii bii Imrcoislblo to conceive v oliinypa on the eivlllyt-d part of the earth iiiie.Ufkii.giii every eontenleneo or facility 101 th unities! living than this place. While not wtiuii) . t, neltl tho hospitals hero i"' ineii .illy .,', ),0siitals. Thu woundod i.iii-t.llr..tft inmilu battlolleiil. rocolvlng their 1 -t hen, ,.-p. It we mrt-ly tho auostlon of 1 ' ;''ll'l,u---"u.i, iniieH, oi- three from tho Uno of ""l-,k-vval1 . 1., ttojp(j 10n to --feed," , "' r'' """ "t n entnp kottlo at hand or to be WU11.J in v. i, h w 10 ivmll, b0 prepara,!, coffee J I ' "ai.vthingoKjki'U-tliatls.iiot u kettle tM U'"" ,"'" '" ' fr.inlHheil by tho urmy. m tii. l ''"""' ""lt llt Til,1iia' ' w 1 V, "f '""kl1"-' "lensllit, must have M oi',, 1 l"1'1'"1- Hut tlieiu was nn M V1' '''"'-' l'"'vltl..iiee vvIidu tliebtutoof Texas H " Mi.oiCiuu Nifar, overythliig uoedod " viT 1 !' u"' '" ,ho l,nl'1 "' t' "'J ship. e'r 1 '""ie to liave-nnd will lmve-a m Cut "If" "' tl1" llibtw' ot tho war in M co.1. he,""s. ehaieoitl brazlors mid 'I u,B, """''l" io carried over to ' K tins .1 T l,0"',ltal- "" everything tn 'JR linir i'lh '" '"'"'"1 motlest and most un- a w'i "","""' -inethodB that would drivo 1. ile',1 ,' ' ' ' '""i"-ePor Insane without a T t v.r u '''-'t-ie gruel, ilen. colTce, mill ' . ' " "l,"T pio ier niui palatable. diPtsfor a "'i, r '".'" -wit. by the slow prolan "' f h " ''""'Ier. teakettle, and bolley I , tukte , ' ; 7' '"" My cooking. To pro- iBhlniiiii'iiiiiilii -.--;:-'. had had nothing to eat for twenty-, tour hours cooking over a little charcoal pot or braKlor is 'something that one must take a "hand In" to fully nppreolatp. There was tha feeling as If one wore a llttlo dated and uri iinturnl to hear American soldtors, men from comfortable homes, lltorally begging for "just a spoonful of gruel." But that Is what they did, those wounded mon, hungry and faint for tho want of food. Tho oharooal pot burned night and day, gallons of gruel were made, and quantities of rice cooked, until the greatest, stress had passed. It was not a question of trained service, but of anybody, man or woman, of average Intelligence ready to lend a hand. A striking feature of the first day's engage ment was tho numbor of men wounded In the bead, arms, and upper part of the body the unerring aim of Spanish sharpshooters eon coalod In trees. Bomo of these oasos the most sevorely wounded wero taken Into tho Bod Gross hospital, whore they would receive the most skilful and gentlo nursing. Two days of steady strain bogantoshow on the Blstorn. The strain had been the creator because thore wero no facilities for anything llko a regular meal short of tho ship reached by a long, hard tramp through tho sand, then a row over the tossing waves. But nobody thought of moals; tho one thing was to food and nurse tho 475 wounded and sick men. Human endurance howover, hod Its limit, nnd unless tho Bisters coutd get a llttlo rest they would give out The only outside foreo was Mrs. Trumbull White of Chi cago and myself. Mr. White is on a despatch boat that runs over to Tort Antonio, where nows despatches are cabled. Mrs. White went on duty and provod a most efficient and faith ful nurse. I went on duty for twenty-four hours, nnd at night, with the assistance, of one man. taking oaro of twenty-throe pa tients fovor. measles nnd dysentery cases, and thro badly wounded men. Among tho latter were dipt. Mills of tho First Cavalry nnd Wil liam Clark, a colored private In the Twonry flfth Infantry regulars. They were brought over from the hospital tonts and placod on cots on the llttlo porch, whore thero was just space enough to pass between the cots. Their wounds were very similar. In tho head, and of sueh a character as to requtro cool applications to the eyes constantly. loo was worth Its weight in gold, for tho lives of these mon. as woll as others, depended ohlefly on cool applications to the eyes, with as uniform temperature as pos sible. We had one small ploeo of ice. carefully wrapped In a blanket. There never was a small plooo of Ice that "went so far." If I was to toll the truth about It nobody would boilers the truth. Novor In my life. I think, have I wished for anything so tnuoh as I wished for toe that night. It was applied by chipping It In small pieces, or bits, put tn thin dry cotton cloth, folded over In just the right stzo and flat, to place across the eyes and forehoad enough of it to be cold but not heavy on the wounds. The ears of the sick are Btrangoly acute. Whenever the slok men heard tho sound of ohipplng Ice they begged for loo water even the smallest bit of ice in a oup of water was begged for with an eagomess that was pitiful. I felt conscience smitten. But It was a question of saving tho eyes of the wounded men. and there was no other way. To make the ioe last till momlng I stealthily chipped lit off so the sick men would not hear the sound. At midnight a surgeon came over from his tent ward with a little piece of toe. not larger than his hand. I do not know his name, but It does not matter it was Inscribed above. "This la all we can spare." he said. "Take It You must keep those wounds cool at all hazards. I have another case, very like these, wounded in the head. I want to bring him over here, where he will bo sure of exactly the sarao nurs ing. His life depends on tho caro he will get in the next twenty-four hours. Have you a vacant eot?" There was not a vacant cot though we oould make room for one on tho porch If he oquld find tho cot. He thought he could, and went back, taking the precious bit of ice that he really needed more than we did. In the course of half an hour the surgoon returned to say It was Im possible to get aoot anywhere, and the wounded man must be left where he was In the tent at least until morning. And so it went on through the long night the patient suffering of the sick men, the heroism of the wounded all fearing to give any trouble, desiring not to do so. and grateful for the smallest attention. The courage that faces death on the battlefield or calmly waits for it In the hospital Is not a cour age of raoe or color. Two of the bravest men I ever saw were here, almost sido by side on the little poroh. Capt Mills and Pri vate Clark, one white, the other black. They were wounded almost at the same tlmo and In tho same way. The patient suffering and heroism of the black soldier was fully equal to the Anglo-Saxon. It was quite the same the gentleness and appreciation. They wore a study thse men, so widely apart In life but here so strangely oloso and alike, on the common ground of duty and sacrifice. They received precisely the same oare. Each was fed like a ohild, for with their bandaged eyes they wore as helpless as blind men. When the ioe pads were renewed on Capt MUls's eyes the same ohange Was made on Private Clark's eyes. There was no difference in their food or beds. Neither ever uttered a word of com plaint The nearest to a regret expressed by Capt. Mills was a heavy sigh, followed by the words: " Oh, we were not ready our army was not prepared." ' Of himself be talked ehoorfully strong and hopeful. " I think I shall get back with the sight of one eye," he said. That was all. In tho early port of the night he was restless his brain was active strong nnd bravo as ho was. The moonlight was very bright a flood of silver light, seen only in the tropics. Hop ing to divert him, I said: "Tho moonlight Is too bright. Captain, I will try to put up a little screen, so you can get to sleep." He realized at once the absurdity and the ludicrous side, and with nn amused smile replied: "But you know I can't see tho moonlight." I said It was tlmo to got moru loo for his hend, and half stumbled across tho porch, blinded by toars. Whon told who his nearest neighbor was, Capt. Mills expressed groat sympathy for Private Clark and paid n high trlbuto to tho bravery of tho oolorod troops and their faithful performance of duty. Prlvato Clark talked but llttlo. Ho would Ho, apparently asloep, until tho pain, in Ids hend became unbearable, thon he would try to sit up, always careful to keep tho Ice pad on his eyo over the bandago. " What can I do for you, Clark ?" I would ask. " Nothing, thank you," ho would answer: "It's very nice and comfortablo here. But It's only tho misery In ray head tho misery Is awful," Poor fellow I There was never a moan inorely a little sigh now and then. Ho was young. In his llrst enlistment and from Wash ington. The splendid physical condition of the regular array troops has been In valuable to those who were wounded. Capt. Mills and Private Clark wore in perfect health, and, though seriously wounded, have Improved atendlly. It Is not unlikely thnt Capt. Mills will yet have the sight of both eyes, nnd Private Clark will leave hero also In better shape than at first seemed pos sible, They aro most mixlous to go home, and will he among tho llrst who will bo taken on tho hospital ship for transportation to tho United States, I have mentioned these two men not as exceptional In bravery, but to Ulustrato tho mlo of heroism and because they happened to bo among the patients under my Immediate caro thnt night It was a strange night picture, one that could never be dimmed by time, but will live through all tho years of one's life. Alter raidnlghta restful atmosphsm pervaded the hospital and the blesiltig of sloop fell upon tho suffering men. ono by 0110. In the llttlo In terval of repose I dropped Into an old chnlr on the porch, looked awiiy to tho moun tains sharply outlined In tho moonlight, and tho sea like waves of silver tho enmp on the shoro-jieor by thirty or forty horses standing motionlea, -thon the hospital tenU.with now aud th ju the UlukuriiiK itgot el a cuudlo s m U.e l Jll Tt,J. r hm-M. ' M' ..... .. . ..... ,.,., .YihiMiMBBBM background the cliffs, with hero and there a Bpantsh blockhouse. Over all the trag edy of lite and death: the pain and sorrow that was the stillness of a peaosful night a stillness broken only by the sound ot tho surf brought back on theoool. refreshing brecte, for whloli we all thanked God. A field hospital under the most favorable conditions possible can only be a plaoe of great suffering and hardship. But here, with the army's lack of preparation for tho wounded, things oould not have been worse It was not only a quostlon of cotfl or any such comfort for the woundod at tho front It was a question of food. Tho woundod were carried back from tho fighting lines on etrotohers, and laid on the ground to wait until tho surgeons oould reach them. Many wero soon beyond the need ot surgical treatment There wore four divisions of tho anny, and eaoh division was supposed to have its hospital. But as a matter of fact tJioro was but one, tho First Division hospital of the Fifth Army Corps under Col. Wood. There were five surgeons, a hospital steward and twenty assistants, to care for the woundod-several hundred. They had a number of oporatlng tablos, a small supply of medicines, but few bandages and no food for sick or wounded mon. It was comparatively easy to get supplies from tho Btato ot Texas ashore to tho hospital hero but there was no transportation to get them to the front Saturday evonlng Major Legarde, tho sur geon in charge hero, camo Into tho Bed Cross hospital and asked for hospital supplies to sond up to the front perhaps I should say bogged for tho man was distressed and des perate. Ho held In his hand an order from Gen. Shaftor authorizing Miss Barton to seize any army wagons down hore, on the road or anywhere in sight, and use thom to transport the supplies to the Mold. Major Lo gurde is a big, bluff, strong, eoldlorly man. But he could not speak ot tho situation calmly. Ho had beon up all the night before In tho op erating tent hore, and whon ho found that the wounded at tho front wore without food It quite unmanned him. " God knows." he said, " what we should have done here without the help of the Bed Cross your ship, your surgeons, and your nurses. And titers Is no other help tor us at tho front Our wounded up there must have food, bandages, anything you can let us have In the line of hospital supplies. Hore Is the order for transportation. No mat tor what a wagon and mules are doing. Miss Barton Is to seize the outfit to carry the sup plies." Again a foroe ot men worked half the night on the State of Texas getting supplies ready, landing them early Sunday morning, and, load ing two army wagons, started at once for the front Miss Barton followed tn a third army wagon, accompanlod by Dr. and Mrs. Gardner, Dr. Hubbell. and two men nurses. George Eennon and Dr. Egnn had gone up on Saturday, and were already assisting in the care of the wounded. Spanish sharpshooters concealed in trees picked our men off with unorrlng aim. They fired on our stretchor bearers carrying back the wounded. Some days before tho attack on Santiago in formation was brought down by Cubans that "fake hospitals" formed cortaln portions of the fortifications of the town. What appeared to be hospitals, marked by Bed Orpss flags, were In fact positions strongly fortlSed with artillery. This information proved to be true. A line of defence whore there were seventeon Bed Cross flags were well for tified positions, from which effective work was done by Spanish artillery. It seems inorodl ble that such mothods of warfare should be usod by civilized people. Tho forolgn attaches, military and naval, who camo down with Gon. Shaftor. sent in. un der a 1 flag of truce, to tholr respective representatives a) Santiago, a formal protest against such mothods ot warfare. On the other hand, ono cannot but admire tho bravery and high sonso ot honor ot tho Spanish Navy. Lieut. Hobson and his men, cap tured by Admiral Oervera, wore well.troated. When tho Spanish fleet deliberately camo out of the harbor of Santiago, to death or cap tureknowing there was no escape from the American warships It was tho courage of despair, but nevertheless an act of heroism that will go Into history without a parallel. One of ths wounded officers said to a Red Cross surgoon: " Doctor, when we wont out this morning, we went out to faeo death, to die for the honor of Spain. Every officer made his will and wrote a last letter home. Then we were ready." Many ot the guns had been taken from the Spanish ships to uso in tho land dofences of Santiago. But even before, at its best, the Spanish fleet would have beon no match for tho American fleot greatly superior tn ships and fighting- power. From the deck of the State of Texas the smoke and flash wore plainly seen and the full, distinct report of tho guns was heard. Many of the Spanish prlsonors from the ships are apparently glad to be relieved from f urthor fighting glad their part of tho war is over. Some of them declare they would rather go to New York to live than return to Spain. They are beginning to foel that the United States would bo a pretty good country to live in, and express themselves as quite satisfied with their treatment hore. The truth Is, they fare better on our ships", though prisoners, than when free on their own, forthoy get moro to eat. On July 4 ovory American ship in these wators was gayly decked with flags and pen nants tn honor ot the day. In tho afternoon the State ot Texas steamed down to Guantanamo Bay to land supplies for refugees, entering the bay at sunset Every flag of Commander McCalla's fleot was nt halt-mast, and over In the camps of tho marines and Cubans on tho shoro. The Brooklyn had come In shortly be fore, nnd on her deck the Chaplain was reading tho burial sorvloo for the sailor the only man lost In the engagement with the Spanish flept. Off ono side was tho Resolute, with 0)0 Spanish prlsonors on board. Tho sllonoo of a church fell ovortho ships. The scone was Improssivo lieyond description. Two boats woro lowered from the Brooklyn, manned hy sailors the first bearing tho coflla covered with tho American flag and towed by a stoam launch to shore. Tho little procession, led by tho Chaplain, slowly wound up tho hill to the spot whore tho doad sailor was laid besldo tho first Americans who fell on tho south oast in the war for Cuba tho marines. FOB THE ItKD CnOBH ICK FUJfD. Six Hundred Dollars Raised at a Garden Furty in Bronxvllle, TiBOKiTiLLE, N. Y July 23. A patriotto I garden party in aid of the ice fund of the Rod Cross was given tnis uuernoon in .uawrenoo Park under the direction of Mrs, John A, di Zerega and Mrs. G, Alfred Lnwrenco. The park and cldbhouso wero decorated with patriotlo designs made by artists arid authors who have homos in BronxvlUo, aud a large number ot young womon sold fancy articles, refreshments, and flowers and told fortunes. Among the articles offored for sale were the books of Clarenco E. Stedmau, containing his autograph: pictures by Will B. Low, Lorenzo Hatch, William Bates, nnd others who llvo In tho park. The entertainment closod with tableaux representing Columbia liberating Cuba, a Red Cross nurse on tho battlefield, and the figure ot Peace with a whito dove clasped to her bosom. The women estimated that tho rocolpts will be found to bo about SUOU. Health of Spanlth Prisoners nt Annapolis, ANN1P0L16, Md., July 23. Slckuoss among Spanish prisoners at the Naval Academy is giving tho municipal authorities at Annapolis somo concern, Several Spaniards have high fevers, said to bo ot a malarial character. No Hnuulsli frlvuteur 111 the Nut litem l'a clnc. Wasuinoiom. July 23. The State Donart- rocothas recolvod Information from the United States Consul at Vancouver that Investigation ha proved that tho reports of a BpanMlipri- I aiog the northwest coast are untrue,. MARIETTA'S ME RECORD. rrc tjttzj! aujfnoATs ia,aoo-3izrjj nay rnon tub pacific. She Came Fart of the Way with the Oregon, nnd Like the UnttleiMp Was Rendy to Fight When She Itenehed Key West In cidents ot HerVoyago Clenred for Action KKTWxwr.Juno 10. "VTo wore just steam ing away from Bandy Point, nt tho eastern end of tho Straits ot Magellan, when a beautiful white dove came circling down over tho ship," said an officer ot tho Marietta as ha described the vessel's recent voynge around South Amer ica. "It was at 10 A. M. on April 21, tho day war was declared. The day was bleak and dismal and wo had n lone and dangerous voy age ahead of us. Capt Symonds and several offloers were standing on tho brldgo looking at tho white dove as it hovered about tho mast heads. Suddenly the Captain turned to me and said: 'That Is an omen of elthor good or bad, and I guess it means good.' " To-day tho men of the gunboat speak of that whito bird as the Marietta's dove. It did mVan good. Early In tho morning ot June 4 the little vessel dropped anohor In Key West har bor. Bho had comnlotod her voyage of 12,000 miles without accident, and. In reply to a quos tlon as to how noon sho would be ready to fight hor commander called from tho bridge : "As soon ns wo got coal." Whon tho Oregon reached here after her voyage ot 13,000 miles and made tho same re port naval men expressod wonder. Tho modern man-of-war Is a maohlno so delicate and easily put out of orderthat this battlo ship's performance attracted wide at tout Ion. and it ovorshadowod almost completely the f oat of her small oomrado on tho voyngo aronnd South America. Beside the splendid Oregon tho Marietta, dumpy and ungainly, has been al most forgotten. The gunboat was built at the Union Iron Works In San Francisco, and wont Into commis sion on Popt. 1, 1807. She has a displacement of 1,000 tons and a speed of 13.03 knots, nor armament consists ot six 4-inch rapid-fire guns, four 0-pounders. two 1-pounders, and a flold gun. In appearance tho vessel is short and fat Branding high out of the water, with a tall. Blonder stack rising well forward. Tho Marietta started on her first cruise on Oct 20, when she sailed for Bltko, Alaska, where she lay until Deo. 0, Bhe returned to San Francisco under hurry orders, and on the way down tho coast had an opportun ity to provo herself a splendid soa boat. Bhe encountered two hurricanes off Vancouver Island, In ono ot whlohnholay to for fifty-eight hours, riding with a sea anchor out During this time her greatest heol was 47. The political disturbances In Central America In the early part of tho present year necessi tated the prcsenco of an American warship there, and the Marietta was ordered from San Francisco on this duty on Jan. 10. Bhe was at San Jos6, Guatemala, when she received orders to proceed with all hosto to Panama. Her offi cers had then no Intimation as to what their next duty was to bo. Thoy reached Panama on March 21 and received ordors to start out on tho long voyage around tho southern continent. On March 24 tho llttlo gun boat steamed away from Panama and six days later anchored In tho harbor of Callao. Here Capt. Symonds made arrangements for the coaling of tho Oregon, so that when tho battleship reached the Peruvian porta few days later loaded llghtors wero ready to run along side of her. Tho Navy Department ordered the Marlotta to hurry on to Valparaiso and take possession of two Chilian cruisers, for the pur chase of which tho Government had nearly completed arrangements, aud within thirty-six hours tho llttlo vessel was on hor way. Bhe made a line run, ooverlng 1.G58 miles in seven days, and reaching the Chilian port on April 7. Tho officers of tho Marietta hnd somo appro honslon of trouble in Valparaiso because of re cent complications of tho United States with Chill and tho pro-Spanish sentiments of the people They found a hostile feeling among tho people, but tho officials were studiously courteous. At some of the clubs remarks were made about "blowing tho Ynnkoe up." Precautions wero accordingly taken to prevont any cranks from making such an attempt. Ow ing to her troubles with Argentina, Chill had a splendid squadron lying in the harbor at tho time. Tho Marietta was surrounded by Chilian vessols. The harbor was constantly patrolled, and at night no boats wero allowed to approach her, "You shall not bo hurt," said tho Chilian commander to tho men of the American gun boat. Ho kept his word. Capt. Symonds was here notified of the pres onco of the Spanish torpedo-boat destroyer Temernrlo at Buenos Ayros. Ho was ordered to proceed to Handy Point, sometimos called Punta Arenas. Chili, thero to meet the Oregon, which had arrived at Callao threo days before tho gunboat mado Valparaiso. Now for tho first tlmo tho Marietta's men knew that they were bound for the seono of action in the coming war. On April 0 anchor was weighed once more, and tho vessel continuod down the coast. In n driving rain aud snow storm the vessel approached the ontranoe of Tuesday Bay, at tho western end of the Straits of Magel lan, at 4 o'clock on tho afternoon of April 15. "Tho mouth of the bay lookod like a hole In tho mountain." said an officer in desorlbing this part of the voyage. " The entrance Is very narrow and the bnro rocks rlso out of the sea to a height of 2.000 feot on either side. It seemed as If we were steaming into tho Infernal regions. That night we lay byo British steamship in that dismal place. The weather continued very thick until 3 o'clock the next afternoon, when it cleared for an hour, and at this time the offi cer ot the deck, looking out through tho holo In tho mountains, splod the old Oregon. She was going under four bells. That was a grand sight to us." On tho next morning atdayllghtthe Marietta, despite tho thick wenthor, startod through the straits, hoping to ovortnko tho battleship. At 7 o'clock thnt evening, while forty mllos to the westward of Sandy Point tho glow of a search light was seen on tho clouds. The gunboat's officers know that the Oregon was signalling them, but thoy could not answer as they had not a searchlight of sufficient power to make nlslgnnl dlsccrnlblo forty mllos nway, the dls taneo between tho two vessels. The gunboat pushed on the hardor, and at 11 o'clock reached Bandy Tolnt. whero she found tho battleship at anchor. The Oregon had had clear weather during tho passage of tho Straits, but had raced ahead of a bank of clouds in tho centre ot which the gunboat was groping herway. Both warships lay at Sandy Point coaling for four days, and on the morning of April 21 started for Rio. The Marietta m ode a fine run to tbe Brazilian port, covering the dlstanee ot 2,200 miles in nine days. Heavy head seas In terfered with her speed, but notwithstanding this she developed 800-horse power, while her contract eallod for only BOO, Bhe kept up a ten knot gait right along, and pitched from 8 to 12 degrees. On the' morning of April 30 thq Oro gon ran ahead of herooropanton. and when the gunboat stoamod into Bto harbor thnt night at 0 o'clock sho found the battleship there, and received from her a signal announcing that war had bocn declared on April 21. The nows was received In silence. As one of the officers putlt: " It was too serious for cheers. We bad long been oxpcctlng it, and when the news did come thero was kind ot a hushed feeling over the ship." The officials In Rio troated the men and offl cers with tho greatest courtesy. Here was found the same condition as existed In all the South American ports. Tho pooplo generally were Incllnod to regard the American sailors with hostility, whllo tho Government oOlelals were profuse in their kindness. Mr. Bryan, the American Mlnlstor, boarded the Marietta ono day and gave Capt. Symonds a telegram nnnounolng tho victory at Manila. The crew wore called aft and Lieut. McCraoklr., the executive officer, read the despatch to them. Then bedlam broko loose and the sailors In dulged in wild demonstrations of joy. The comraandors ot tho Marietta and Oregon were Informed that tho Tomerario had loft Buenos Ayres. and that Cervera'a squadron bad sailed from the Cape Verds Islands, and an iHHiiHHMHiiHaBHi nttempt might be mado to Intercept them oft Capo San Iloqno, Tho warships sailed from Rto on tho morning of May 4. They wero hold for a day. having to wait for tho Buffalo, which thoy woro to convoy North, The former Brazilian cruiser joined them, bnt sho was so slow and broke down so frequently that tho battleship decided to steam ahead and leave hor to the caro of tho gunboat Tho Marietta was now nloho with her charge, and the two rut oft to the northeast In order to avoid coast steamers which might give Information to Hnanlsh warships lurking about Attor allowing tho Orogon several days to get past Cnpe Ban Roqun, the gunboat and her charge headed for Bahln, Brazil, arriving thero on May 11. Tho Oregon had lett this port only twenty hours before. To the sur prise of Capt Bymonds. no news was received of tho Bpanlsh squadron. The Navy Depart ment ordered him to Convoy tho Buffalo past Capo San Roque anil then let her make her way to tho United States nlono. Twenty-four hours wero passed In coaling nnd taking on water, and then the vessels put to sen. Tho cape. 2f) miles north of Bahta, was passed In snfoty, and' tho Para Illver was en tered on May 21. The Marietta took coal from tho Buffalo, nnd the noxt day started on alono, as the erulsar's boilers needed repairs, which required threo dnys to complete, Aflor pass ing Bahta the Marietta sighted tho ship Lord Culroos of London, sixty days out Tho Drltlsh skipper was Informed that the Unltod States and Brmlii wore nt war. and ho at once called all bin crow to the poop, and Ids men gave throe rousing cheers for Uncle Bam. Tho Ma rietta's jackies ropllod. and the vessels parted. Tho( gunboat's voyftgo through tho Provl donco'Ohnnnel and Bahama Straits was made without Incldont until she struck tho Ameri can coast, just south of Capo Florida, and fell in with tho Yosemlto and Armed. The Marietta used tho old signals. Tho signal code had boon changed after her departure from Ban Jo3v. nnd she did not understand the reply of tho Yosomlto. Both ships clearod tor action and hooded for each other, and only 400 yards of wator separated them when they rccognlz6d oaoh othor. On tho noxt morning the Marietta droppod anchor tn Key West harbor, having completed her voyago ot 12.600 miles. Capt. Symonds reported his ship ready for service as soon as she had coaled. On the long voyage begun at San JostS on March 15, completed at Key West on Juno 4, tho Marietta did not have to stop onco for re pairs and her machinery was in perfect ordor on her arrival hero. A coat of gray paint was allsho needed to fit hor for aotlva sorvloo against Spain. She proved herself a splendid little ship. Tho gunboat Is commanded by Commandor F. M. Symonds and hor othor ofOcors are Liout A. McCrackln, executive officer: Lieut W. B. Caperton, navigator; Lieut netherington. En signs Bcnham.Bnssott and Raby ; Passed Assist ant E-ngineor W. H. Chambers, Assistant Pap Master E.W.Bonnaffon, Passed Assistant Sur geon Georgo Rothganger. QKK. T.AWTOTT FRAMES CUBANS. In Truth They Were n Ragged Army, ne Snyi, but They're Soldiers. A copy of a letter written by Gen. H. W. Law ton to Congressman Georgo W. Steclo of Lognnsport Ind.. was sent to tho Cuban Junta yestorday. Tho letter Is from Oou. Shatter's camp, and says in part: "Llko others I orred without knowlodgs when in my haste I said. 'The Cuban soldier is a myth.' I have learned better of late. Gen. Garcia has hore about 3.5O0 effective men. When they first appeared before us FnlstafTs Gadshlll force was an ornamental corps com pared with Garcla's army. Ragged, dirty, long haired you never saw such an army. There was one favornblo sign visiblo tbe guns they had wero la excellent order and serviceable. We began tolssuo new clothing andarmswhero thoy woro needed, and tbe men were formed Into regiments ot 300 rank and file, eighty men to a company. Bomo care was taken to soloct tho best men for line officers. You weald never know the clean, alert, ready man ot to day who brings his piece up smartly to the sa lute ns the ragged, half-starved, wholly dirty rofugee who constituted tho so-called army tin der Garcia. They wear their uniforms woll. Their Remington and Springfield rifles are In excollent ordor. Tho men shoot bettor than any poople of Spanish blood I have ever seen. Thoy aro well drilled for their opportunities." TZT.B TRANSPORTS AT NEW YORK. Intimation That They Won't Be Wanted Until Next Sntnrdny. The War Department directed yesterday that tho steamship Seneca be held hero, with the intimation thnt sho would probably not be wanted, before noxt Saturday. It was Inti mated that tho Manitoba and Miuncwaska would also not be wanted before that time. It will be throo or four days before tho Manitoba can bo got ready for sea. A distilling plant Is now being Installed upon hor and she Is under going other work of refitting. It Is not known as yet just how much work will he needed to bo done on the Stlnnewnska boforo sho Is avail able as a troopship. If hor distilling plant is not in good shape a new ono will have to be put In. No doubt is entertained, howover. that nil the work necessary to bo riono on this vessolcan bo completed by the and of this wek. As stated In The Hun yesterday, tho Olivette, loaded with tentage, supplies for the sick and wounded and oommlssary stores, wljt sail from hore to-morrow at 12 o'clock, Mnior William H. Arthur, surgeon, U. 8. V., received yester day a telegram from Mrs. A. M. Cnrtls, Regent of the New Orleans Chnptnr. Daughters of the American Revolution, that thirty-four female nurses and two mala nurses, all yellov fovor Immunes, hart left Now Orleans and would ar rive here in time to sail on the Olivette on Mon dny.l The Seneca, which has been detained at Quar antine since last Wednesday, was nllowod to coma up to the city yesterday morning. Bhe docked at tho Ward lino pior, foot of Wall street FRAinr. Fon the fs'qinkkiis. Rrlg.-ften. Gillespie Finds the Men at Camp Tnvrnsend In Good Condition. Brlg.-Gon, Georgo L. Gillespie, commanding tho Department of the East, returned yester day from nn Inspection of Camp Townsend, Pooksklll. Gen. Gillespie went to reeksklll particularly to find out In what shape and how offective is tho regiment ot engineers now In camp thero. Gon. Gillespie said yostcrday that ho was sur prised to find In vvlint excellent shape the regi ment Is. Ho snld that tho men not only know what Is expected of them in engineering work (tho majority of tho regiment are graduate en gineers), but have sucoeedod tn making a re markably good Infantry regiment. Gen, Gil lespie said that every maa In the regiment Is anxious to got to the front, and that wherever the organization Is sent it will give a good ac count of itsolf. FOURTH HATTF.RY AROVT FULU Fifth nns Rlghty Men SOSd's Battalion Full Syrnnute Company Coming, Tho enlistment of roorulta for the Fourth Battery was practically completed last night. Four or flvo wagoners and farriers are still ndeded. Eighty men enlisted and examined aro tbe rusult of tho recruiting for Capt. Schmidt's Fifth Battery up to last night. Company II of the 203d Regiment was mus tered in at tho Twenty-second Regiment ar mory last night and It will lenve for C.imp Black to-day, Company E of Syracuso will join the regiment at Camp Black on Monday. Company L of the 201st has been mustered into servico and will go tn nempstead early this morning. Rocrultltig for Company 11 began yesterday atternooti. About twenty mon had signed enlistment blanks when the office closed last night. Daniel Crowley of tbe Sixty-ninth Hurled, Cincihhati, July 23. The funeral of Daniel Crowley of tho Sixty-ninth New York Volun teers, who died on the train bearing sick sol diers from Tampa to Fort Thomas, occurred this mnrnlng. A detail of thirty soldiers flred three olle over tho grave. J'athcr Vattman, chaplain at tho fort, conducted services, and "taps" wera sounded. Tho burial is the tilth within a wsekln the soldiers' lot at picturesque Kvergreori Cemetery. Newitort Tho deaths wore nil of soldiers brought to the fort sick trout Tampa. ' 25 TO 50 REDUCTION. W REMOVAL (jgffJSs REWi()VAL M SALE, (mm SALE; 11 On account of immediate romoval to our new quarters, 119 No. 54 West 23d St., wo will offer for ! MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ffl Extraordinary Bargains. 1 LADIES' SHOBS"AND OXFORDS, il Tan, fiUck, and Patent Loathor. ; fo Children's Shoes in Great Variety. ' 1 72 WEST 23D STREET, FEEDtSa 15,000 AT SANTIAGO. Clara Ilarton Cables of the 1'rogrrtt of Ited Croat Work Jtore Knrses Start. Word was rccelvod here yesterday by the Bod Cross authorities that Dr. A. iionan Lessor, who while la Cuba with Miss Btrton was taken 111 with What Is supposed to have been yellow fever. Is on his way heme. The Information, came In the following despatch: Cables Interrupted and my despatches re fused. Ko telegram Iroru you for, eight days. State of Taiaa left 22.. Lesser left yesterday on Concho for Kpwport ,Nvs. Distribution proceeding" well. Fifteen thousand fed yestor day and eaual number fed to-yday. Almost Im possible to resin Interior. Received no letters since July 3. As Miss Barton did not mention tho arrival ot the party ot nurses wno telegraphed their ar rival at Playa dol ste a few days ago. it Is pre sumed that she was unaware ef tholr arrival. The Bed Cross officials are at a loss to under stand why she has not got any ot the despatches that have been sent to her or why she Is not able to send any. Messages have been sent to her every day, and It was especially desired that she should know of the arrival of the nurses and consult with them. Miss Jennings, the Bed Cross nurse who ar rived oa the Soneca, left Miss Barton on board tho State of Texas a week ago last Thursday. At that time Dr. Lesser, Mrs. Lesser and St'stor Minna were 111 at the hospital at filbohey. and while 'it was not believed that they had yellow fever It was thought wise that they should re main at the hospital, because Gen. Shatter had appealed to Miss Barton to keep the State of Texas free from liability ot Infection, the vessel being rolled upon to rurntsn supplies tor tne hospitals. For this reason, presumably. Miss Barton has not been able to seo Dr. Lessor. Anxiety Is felt for the party of nurses under Miss Butty, now in Cnba, as nothing lias been heard from them sinco their arrival. At that tlmo they said they would probably go with Gen. Miles, and asked for money. Fivo thou sand dollars In gold was sent to thom yesterday by the Red Cross. Another source of anxioty to the Red Cross Society is tho fact that, with the departure of the State of Texas, Miss Barton Is left without a boat. A member said yester day that another vessel would probably be chartered, and that tho society was considering a number ot vessel now In Southern waters for this werk. A despatch from the State Department yes terday stated that the Gorman Red Cross Society had forwardod 10.000 marks as the first contribution to the relief work in the present war. The German society requested that the money be used for both American and Spanish wounded. A party ot ten Bod Cross nurses loft last night for Charleston, where thoy will work In the Government hospital, their services hav ing been accepted by Surgeon-General Stern berg. The party was In charge of Miss Martha L. Draper, who goes as the matron and su perintendent ot the party. Miss Draper Is a daughter of Dr. William H. Draper, nnd has for a long time been closely Identified with the Red Cross work hero. She Is tbe Treasurer ot the Woman's Committee On Auxiliaries and also of tho Committee on Supplies. Miss Draper was ono ot tho first to volun teer her services ns a nurse. Tho party leaving last night comprised the follow ing twenty nurses, all of them graduates of training schools: Miss M. Johanssen. Miss M. Cox. Miss M. Peed. Mrs. A. O'Reilly, Miss Dora Jones. Miss Genevieve Wilson. Miss M. F. Allan, Miss Anne A. Williamson. Miss Mary D. Joyner, Miss Rutltnger, Miss Knox, M. D Miss O'Brien, Miss Starr. Miss Govln, Miss A. Scan Ian, Miss A. R. Turner, Mrs. S. E. Newell, Miss H. Fischer. Miss Thornton. Miss Caroline Robin, Miss Eleanor Aschenbaeh nnd. Miss Bertha Coaln Franklin. The nurses all took tho oath of allegiance to the Red Cross In the station beforo their departure. W. T. Wardwoll administering It. According to a report Issued last night by the Nursos' Maintenance Auxiliary forty-three nurses wero supplied last week, six going to Portsmouth. N. H.. tn to Fort Monroe,, four to Fort Wadsworth, and three to the Marine Hos pital at Clifton, besides the twenty that left last night. The Rod Cros buyers reported yesterday that the supply of pajamas was running very short in the city owing to the great demand for them by the Rod Cross. Only a small part of theniimborrequlredwas purchased yrsterday, The contributions to the Bed Cross fund now amount to $140.12f.28. Tho following were among th(i subscriptions recolved ysstcrday: a.J.Drel'l 06.000 A.A.COWI 100 Jams C. Carter &O0 Mrt. Charles. A. Pn ioo William O. Sheldon 4 Co iSO Lwiehn Brn loo Biuv. ft Jevon 100 Rsmuel O. Bayn loo le MTlnovton & C loo Mr. E. p. Toune, Tretsnrer Alitlltary is 100 Ur. Cheater urinroM, Treiumrrr Aulllry 0., HH1 SEA OIRT AS A NATIONAL CAMr. United fjtntes rroy Ofhrlnls Have tho Now Jersey Site In c'enstdrratlon. A project Is on foot to turn the NevvJersuy State camp at Boa Girt Into a United States army camp. Bomo days nfto tho Adjutant Goneral of the nfmy sent lnanlries to Gov, Voorliees relative to the present acreage of the Spa Girt camp. Its distance from railroads, nnd tho possibility of Increasing Itfc slr.o should moro territory h required. Clov. Voorhees gnve the informatlen required, nnd, according to a statement mado at Governor's Island yes torday. he has secured nn option on 2."i0 acres ot land contiguous to the e.-vnp. Tho fiea Girt f.mp at present comprises 113 acres, intfludlne tho parndo ground. By nslng the parade ground, accommodation could he found for 10,00(1 mon, Ry adding to tho pres ent territory the 2.10 acres upon which Gov. Voorliees has an option. .10.000 men could go Into camp there. It Is believed that Dip Gov ernment Intends to make uso of Sea Girt ns a rendor.vous, not only forall tho newly recruited regiments and thoso In northern camps not In cluded in tho Porto Ulco army, Imt also nan sort of field iwnllftrlrtru, wher- tho regiments now In Cuba can onmn to reeupernto. The selection ot Kea tllrt on nn army cninp Is also a part of tb plan for getting troops In shupo to atove on nnvnna in the nutumii. ivy yard NotM. The auxiliary eiulser Buffalo, fonneily thu F.l Cld of the Morgan line, which arrived at tho navy yard on Friday, will bo put In dry dock In a low darn for an overhauling. The gunboat Newport took en coal and stores yesterdar. Sho will sail for Key West to-d:iy in command of Commander Tilly. The Governor llussell, lermerly a Boston ferryboat, w filch has lieen lilted out as a gun boat, sailed yotttfrduy for CuBa, A month's pltwant vacation at the eleg&nt new Jbaley IniUtuU), 76 Uizh at., Nerk,S. J., will ra B$ove ths craving aad rasters year htuUb-v4rfa. Two Good Hot Weather fl Garments For Boys. 9 Bailor Blona)es,mads off anoy iH ptreale. In a variety ot laltaola f7P9)a, H onion, tla ts matoli. A aurttbla, IriuSff H vreli-mada, Xnook.aboat in t Tost fH tlouia for Summer, 4(yC JI-SX. H Qao-riee Olnghatm Dreia. ff5reSSV Vafl es,lanoy flieok or tripe. In tAnk nvfuUtlilnBVYVB ' t lal blao or tan eOota. taontana back VSStrKliHSill "M X I'lH pieita. siiorcoiir, cofff end belt Vlwjminiinw IsH trimmed wllh breM. A nraatloal, KtRmUjUSS JH men! for the llttte fel- Mxr rVlBilr- -W Iowa; from I to 4 yre, OUi aaV rJH Many other inexpensive articles 'Iffl expressly designed for comfort of S the Children summering in tho H country as well as everythinp; jjij they need elsewhere. U 60-62 West 23d St. 9 CAPT. BIGELOW'S STORY. i'l THEVTOUNDEIi OFFICER OFTIIE TENTS '! CAVALRY TELLS OF SAN JUAN. '9 Thero Was No One on Hand to Give Order? IH and the Troope Started Uphill In Shoe jJB Desperation The Captaln'a Feelingo mH When He Fell, Wounded In Four Places. . Ill Baltimore, July 23. Capt John Blgelow, jH Tenth Cavalry, U. S. A., Is now recovering from, &9 wounds at the home of his mother-in-law la - iHfl this city. Capt Blgolow was woundod on July fl 1, four bullets striking him In tho heroic charge) ; up tho hill of San Juan whon tho Spaniards ,, iH wore routed from their position on tho summit, JH Capt. Blgolow tells of his experience lu battlo VxH as follows: ''rafl "The tight at 1 Caney began at daylight, iS Our Tenth Cavalry was encamped over to the 'IH loft and we had pickets thrown ont toward rH Santiago. We could see the fighting ovet, --t toward El Caney through our glasses. We ' '11 could hear the noise ot the battle and could seo jU our men emerging from tho brush and ad- -H vanclng to attack the Spanish position. Wo S watched the tight forsomotlme, and then camo ' jH the order to lay osldo ovorythlng but arms M and ammunition. Of course, wo knew what , S that meant Wo piled our knapsacks and other ' M accoutrements together, and I detailed a couple ' H of men to guard them. Wa had to guard our ; H things, not from the Spaniards, but from tho H Cubans. ' ; " Soon after this bullets began to come our jjH way. It was the most mysterious thing lmag , M Inablo. Wo could soe them strike around. no ' Jfl and hear them singing through the air. but we ' H couldn't tell where they come from. Wo knff 9 tho general direction, but no amount ot looting ufl in that direction disclosed any of the enemy. It ! Is a good deal of a nervous strain to be ordensdv fl to stay still while the bullots are skipping arounS'd ' im you. Occasionally a leaf cut off by a bulla1!' - 9 woultl come floating gracefully down to us In an 9 easy.pleasant wny that mado us shivor.DWe go n tired of lying still and doing nothing while bo-' . jfl ing nnder fire, and as thero were no superior ' ; jH ofucors around I concluded every command j would have to shift for Itself, and I started my troop forward (wo were dismounted) to see II wo could get up to the battlo line and take somo tf active part in the affair. We pushed on until J; wo got near the edge ot the bushes and found , f. our battlo line rotrAating. " Tho retreat of the battle line seemod to en , rage and arouso onr men, for suddonly all ' j started forward simultaneously over a lint a , half mile long. I heard no order and thero could have been no order glvon along that line, J It was one of thoso inspirations whleh eomoj times move a largo bodV of mon. Out theyj swept from the bushes Into tho opon space, ou men with tho rest. " I saw no gonornl oflloers. It was every ma forhtmsclf nnd all for thoonemy. There wasnoj regular lino nor formation. It was n stragglinm mass fifty ynrds deop running across the openj and firing over each nthwr's hemls nt the hlil! Wo could soo the dust fly whore tho bulletO" struck on the Spanish tlofencos. "Wo wero about half vvny up tho hill, and Xj 4, was just looking m or the mass of inun ndvanoj J Ing up the hill, when I suddnnly felt ns though' ' my left leg bnd buen struck byneannou ball.! JJ ami ns though my little linger were In ama r chine that was grinding it to pulp. It didn't I take inn long to lliul that 1 wn wounded. II J I seemed tome that I mutt b horribly wounded, it I wnsnfrnld to look nt Hint leg for fear it wao .j entirely shot nfi. I called one of m men, who I cut my trousers open nnd found tlinttho wound, tj which hnd seemed so hnrinus to me, v,-.-u only a H flesh wound through tin- eiilf of the leg. Ono" bullet pnsed tlnougli my It-ft little ilngttr. A l bullet ploughed n groove In my right nbo'ilder. i Thoone vvhleli unit through by left thigh I did not feel nt all. anil di I not know It hud struck mo until some tlm afterward. "The fip.-vnieh sharpshooters wero In tho S trees with Mno!to!r., invvder, nnd thoy stoyod 8 up In tlw ilcn- foliage of thu ireelops. wniio g our men marched light under them. Under 1 theso condition, we did ;ot ku ivv of tholr pre- I enen ami eotilrl no' Itt-tliiLnil-ti their firing I from thnt of our oivn ine. . They had a fine H opiortunlty to pick off tho ofiVer and they J Improved It wl liout twice ns luuny ofllcors I woro killed at. .ire usually killed In pioportlon to tho relative numberof oftlconi (md men." viiAisn ron THE StAUsEH. It Simula n Mnu lllght Through the I.ungs K mill Ho tfeta H'rll I'ltinnitly. t ' flor. filllespluli.ui been tin fled l.jtheSoo- f I rotary of Warto gr.int tuiloiigh- loilie nick and wounded ut Governor'!. 1 djnd is mhi tistlio I' men mny safely nmke a trip hi theli homes, Ir. Kimbiill, chief Mirgeon (it the G r.mnor's t Island hospital, said v.-steidaj I hut nil ot his j patients were doing reuiMtkubl vv II J)r. Klm h ball vias eloquent In his remarks un the- Mausor rlflo. Unsaid that mani ui the men in tnolios- pltal had been hit In p'ntv- wlimv. hml tho bul- J let been from .1 Spr. igilehl rifle, lh wound t must have been f.ii.i! Dr Kiml.ulUl" Ueimrtlo- ulnrly oft'iie iii.tli.wh'jvvii b t It. therulitilde L tint bullet lubsfil tin. ."lilt wuth in iiinl earns I out tlieotnusiti' f of iim ' t .ami to-day tlut nun . on-- "f '" ' wi'l'-tr iiioii In tho hospital r hmiba.l ba,s unit If the. Mauser J Eiplo want n nssiiiimnitdatloti tor. their rlM . can give them ono which will bo qatlo aatia tory.