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A KANSAS BOY IN CUBA.
after years of hardships is com NO HOME. An Interesting Description of the l a. nious Capture of Los Tunas in August. — The Cuban’s Oreatest Victory. Iola, Kan.. Oct.. 14 — (Special.) Fred Funston has been heard from again, He write* that he is so broken down by the hardships he has undergone that lie is coming home about Christmas ‘•I hate to leave now." he says, “but 1 feel as if I hud done about my share for Cub n in dependence A man who has fought through four Beiges and twenty-two battles ought to rest a bit. So in a few weeks I expect to ask for my leave and start for homo.' Funston says that he hus received the golden star of a lieutenant colonel, presumably for his servises during the seige and capture of Los Tunas, the fall of which created such consterna tion among the Spanish and so much elation among the Cubans. Concern ing the capture of Los Tunas, the letter, which is dated, “Los Tunas, August 31. 1897," says: “We have just won the biggest victory of this or the other revolution, by capturing the city of Los Tunas, with its twenty-one forts and taking its entire garrison, with a great quantity of rifles, ammu TUn flirlil 1 o e f I ♦ hrwo days and two nights and was a fear fully bloody affair. “On the night of the 27th inst., we constructed fortifications iu the way of strong intrenchments on the north side of the town, the nearest fort be ing distant 400 yards, and placed therein four breech-loading field guns and a Kims-Dudley pneumatic dyna mite gun. At the dawn of day we opened fire on the six forts within range and they replied most vigorous ly, pepering us with all sorts of hard ware, from Krupp guns lo Mau-er bullets, and tore our intrenchments to pieces, so that it was with the greatest difficulty we held the men to their work. It was something awful, shells exploding near us constantly and our losses being very heavy. “The pneumatic dynamite gun did wonders, wrecking the cavalry head quarters, and in two shots blowing the top off from Fort Conception. At 10 a. ill. Lieutenant Colonel Calixto Knam arado. with u few men carried the lai ter work by assault, losing one third of his men by the fire of adjoining forts. “Hut at 12 oeeured the grand feat ure of the selge. The strong fort called the Cavalry headquarters be cause it had once been used as such, suffered much from our fire, when Chief of Staff Menoeal ordered the bugler to sound the charge. Hardly had the sound died away before the same lieutenant colonel, with 200 men left the shelter of the hill crest and started for the fort Many nier fell, but on they pushed until checked by a tangle of barb wire fences where in the open, they held their position, fir ing at the (Spanish in the trenches of the fort, until Lieutenant Colonel Car los Garcia, son of the general, led up ir»0 men to his support. Then there was a wild rush for the fort. The men cut the barb wire with their macnetes nnn ijieuieuant utionei tmr eia, with the Cuban flag in one hand and sword in the other, leaped the moat and the men followed him like a flock of sheep. It was like the battles of the story books and it was worth years of hum-drum life to see it. Ail was over in a moment and when the hated red and yellow flag gave way to the Cuban banner, we in the intrenchmeuts only 400yards away cheered ourselves hoarse “All the rest of the fearfully hot day we pitched shells at the Spanish forts and dodged those sent at us The cannonading closed at nightfall but a terrific racket was kept up by the in fantry, who assaulted and took two more forts. “The urxt day we put the guns in one of the captured works and. at a distance of 150 yards. shelled the great fort known as the ‘Infantry Cnurtel,’ but with little effect as the walls were very strong. Even the dynamite gun had but bttie effect here. With darkness the uproar ceased and the weared men «»n both sides got what Snatches of sleep they could. "The morning of the 30th saw tlu end at hand. After an hour's engage ment the flag ol truce was sent from Infantry Cam tel and the plucky com maiider having been killed, his men surrendered. We ‘‘ben cut our way through several blocks of stone bouses and hvew up barricades in the streets to attack the only remaining fort, the ‘Caurtel General,' more than a dozen forts having surrendered with the Cuartel Infanteria.’ After a few shots and some flag of truce business they gave in and the fight was over., but at a fearful cost—one-third of the Cubans having fallen. Hut the Spaniards had fought as heroes, losing 40 per cent of the r garrison in the defense. We captured twenty-one forts, 1,050 rifles, with one million rounds of ammuni tion, two Krupp cannons and a train load of prisoners (1 do not know how many), besides great quantities of general supplies. The Cubans are wild with joy and say it ends the war, but I don’t know about that. “We artillerymen are the heroes of the day and nothing is too good for us. The Spanish officers say that they were fairly thunders! ruck by the way our cannon used them. Of our nine officers two were killed and three wounded, while half our men were killed or disabled.” Our stock of shoes is now complete from the cheapest to the finest, and they will bo sold at hard time prices. C. A. Smith & Bno. -— Food In Tablet Form. From the Cartilage Press. In a talk between a reporter and a Carthage druggist the other day the conversation drifted to food in com pressed form and its future possibili ties in the way of rations for soldiers, explorers, Alaska gold hunters, etc., and some interesting information was eliei ted. of n .. ... . . . t I . a 4 S . n ■« ill nn m it 4 It a f * -~ - - - when a mun asks a friend to dine with him lie will simply hand him a capsule I containing the compound extract of roast b**ef, plum pudding and the trim mings, and a gla*s of ice water to wash it down" the reporter jokingly remarked. ‘ Well I don’t know as to that," said the man of drugs, "but you would be surprised if you knew the number of people who take their lunch down town ami carry it in their vest pocket, too See here,” and he showed the reporter a small round tablet the size of a cough drop, “that is what is known as a malted milk lunch tablet. It contains all the necessary ingredi ents to make health, bone and muscle, ami ». man con live on these alone for an indefinite period. Twenty of them constitute a meal for a strong healthy man. All you have to do is to let them dissolve in your mouth and swallow. They ore very palatable. Eighty tab lets. or four square meals big enough for a farm hand, cost fifty cents, or twelve and one half cents a meal. You see you can readily carry a half a dol lar's worth in your pocket. They are very popular with busy men because they can be eaten at a desk without interfering with the busy man’s : work." ..♦ Owen lias been giving very close Drives in groceries all the year and will continue to do so. Now that he has just, opened a new stock of dry goods, he will sell them also at very ! dose prives -- Attention Railway Men. Here is a description of a watch movement made t»y the Elgin Watch Co., iliut is all right. It is full uicklc movement, damaskeened, adjusted, 17 jewels in gold settings, compensation balance, patent regulator, sunk second dial. Brcguet hair-spring, hardened and tempered in form, in fuet. a per fect time keeper, and you cun buy one of E. I’. Smith, at The Mena Jewelry Store, cased in a s’.lverine dust proof case for only $15.85. Think of it; a finely adjusted 17 jewel, complete watch for only $15. S5. Same move ment in a das. Boss gold filled case, guaranteed to wear 21 years, only $23.43. 9 tf ■-—♦ J. M. Thirsvvend. of Grosbeck, Tex. says that when he has a spell of indi gestion, and feels bad and sluggish, hi takes two of DeWitt's Little Early Risers at night, and he is all right the next morning. Many thousands ol others do the same thing. Do you* Pipkin & Hanes. Just Received. At Littlejohn «fe Go’s, a new am fresh supply of choice groceries, among which is a lot of Scuddoes Can ada maple syrup, warranted pure anti Unadulterated. When wanting fresh goods of best grades give us a call. LtTTI.EJOHN & Co. -• Our mammoth store, 23x130 feet, is chock full of goods in all lines and they have got to be sold in the next thirty days, we realize the fact that cotton is low amt money is scarce, but these goo s have got to go as we have t<> mebt our obligations. Como get i-r - ii-1 tr ;:ibio in show -roods. i . A. .N\;tTII A 11 no. 4 * ❖ •;* 4 ♦ i ? i i I > 11 I *4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4* <; NEW STORE! 1 NEW GOODS! f NEW MEN! | || | If »: ? | $ ? _!l THE —^ U p-To-Date I 1 Drug Store. 306 Mena Strtee. We are opening the largest and most complete stock of Fresh Drugs, Pure Chemicals, Fine Toilet Ar ticles, Paints, Oils, Etc., ever brought to Polk county. < We have everything usually kept < <i in a First Class Drug Store. ... \ Our Prescription department, under J. T. Crow, Ph. G., is complete. Your patronage solicited. Satis < faction guaranteed. Call on us. | Yours to Serve, < ^ J. G. 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