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SiiFiii Adventures of a Han
Now in Hawaii.
SOME DISAGREEABLE DUTY
It Happened That he Held Horses
for Assassins at Work
Fate of a Comrade.
"PASSPORT No. 17,849."
(Continued from the Advertiser of
April 23th, 1899.)
Three days after my release from the
palace prison, I sent a request to Gen.
Weyler, asking the privilege of passing
through, or rather, within the Spanish
lines as far as Artemisa, in Pinar del
Rio Province. Artemisa was at that
time the base of the Spanish field sup
plies, and was also field headquarters
on the trocha running across that part
of the island. Much to my surprise, an
orderly called at my hotel that after
noon and delivered a headquarters pass
which granted me the privilege asked
for, limited by an iron-clad agreement,
to extend no further than the trocha.
By this means I intended to make the
effort to escape the vigilance of the
Spanish authorities at Artemisa, and
thereby join the insurgent troops then
operating under Maceo in Pinar del
I at once communicated my success
to the "Rendezvous," and later - was
apprised of the intended .departure of
two of the Cuban spies, or agents, set
for the following afternoon. The next
day, at 4 p. 'nr., found me in the saddle
accompanied by M as guide. At
Jesus del Monte we were joined by the
two agents, and without parley set out
upon our journey. Just beyond the
outskirts of the city proper, I was told
of a plan to foe executed that night
the assassination of two Spanish of
ficers, Maj. V , who had introduced
me to Gen. Weyler, and a captain' of
infantry, the latter being notoriously
cruel in his treatment of prisoners of
both sexes. They were to dine at the
villa of a wealthy Spaniard about three
hours ride from Havana, and it was the
agents intention to either ambuscade
the officers, or shoot them as they sat
at the dinner table. Shortly after 7
o'clock we came to the driveway lead
ing up to the mansion. Half way up
this drive way we halted, the agents
dismounted, leaving their horses in
charge of M and myself, and
cautiously moved toward the house;
we watched them anxiously until they
disappeared in the darkness, and then
patiently awaited the result of this
cutting-out" expedition. They were
trying moments for us, as, should the
attempt prove futile and we were dis
covered and captured, it was certain
no mercy would be shown us. Fully
ten minutes passed, when suddenly two
revolver shots broke the stillness, fol
lowed closely by a third; then came a
rushing sound as the agents broke
through the brush and came running
towards us; in an instant they were
in the saddle and we dug spurs and
sped towards the highway; a scatter
ing volley was fired in our direction,
followed by a second just as we reached
the main road; one of the agents
reeled in his saddle, but pluckily held
on without halting. Down the road we
galloped pursued at a distance by the
orderlies who had by this time mount
ed their horses; M and the un
bounded agent turned and fired several
times in their direction and the pur
suit was finally discontinued. For
more than a half hour we rode on
swiftly, without so much as speaking
to one another. Then a halt was
made to examine the -wound of the
agent; it was found that a carbine ball
had passed through the fleshy part of
his right shoulder, inflicting a painful,
though not severe wound. The rip
was bound up, and by the assistance of
M , who acted as interpreter, I lis
tened to the story of the affair. The
agents had crept up to the house with
in short pistol range and awaited their
opportunity; the two officers were
seated at the table with their backs to
the large open window; at a given sig
nal the agents had fired simultaneous
ly; the captain fell forward upon the
table, while the majcr, wounded, rose
up and reached for his revolver, caus
ing one of the agents to fire a second
shot, which evidently took effect, as he
fell prone upon the floor; the agents
had then rushed pell mell toward the
place where we were holding their an
imals, pursued by the startled order
lies. As I listened to the cold-blooded
story of the murder I felt that I, too,
was as much of an assassin as those
who had committed the deed, and yet
I must confess that I expressed some
pleasure in knowing that two of the
most brutal of the Spanish command
ers had been placed out of harm's way.
Ouided now by M we traversed
some rough country away from the
highway, and at 2 o'clock In the morn
ing, dismounted and slept until day
break. At 10 o'clock In the forenoon,
we came upon a body of Cuban cavalry,
or free lances, out on a foraging expe
dition. They were a fine looking lot
i or i
dul lacKing in weannsr anparei: um us
one of the soldiers stated to M-
they "didn't care about cloihes as Ion
as they had plenty vf ammunition.
Their commander, a stalwart mulatto,
told us that his command was about
ten or twelve miles in advance of the
main body of Aranguren's division
and that by making a detour across
the hills, keeping under cover, we
would be sure to intercept them; he
also told us that a detachment of
Spanish infantry, a full regiment, was
then operating about five or six miles
in his rear, and that we would have
to exercise considerable care to avoid
it. Again we started, keeping well
under cover until we reached an open
space; hardly had we emerged upon
the plain before we were discovered by
the Spanish, and several horsemen
dashed out to meet us; discretion in
this Instance was the better part of
valor, and we quietly awaited their ap
proach. I showed the officer my mil
itary pass as correspondent, and ex
plained that my friends were upon the
same mission as interpreters. We were
however, taken to the camp and
brought before the colonel; he treated
us considerately, but said he was com
pelled to send us back to Havana.
That evening, accompanied by a
mounted escort, we started back to Ha
vana, arriving there the next forenoon.
"Ye were merely registered at the po
lice station; M , however, was
later indefinitely detained by the
authorities and two days afterward I
was startled by the news that he had
been tried as a spy and sentenced to be
shot at 7 o'clock the following morn
ing. Undoubtedly he was guilty as
charged, for he had long been engaged
in that capacity, but had successfully
thrown off suspicion as to his .real bus
iness. I knew full well that interces
sion would have no effect, that my own
efforts would be unsuccessful and
would again put me under the ban.
Shortly after G the next morning I was
rowed across the bay to Cabanas fort
ress, and awaited the fatal hour of
7. I took a position upon a high ram
part overlooking the parade ground,
which was located within the four old
fashioned battl-ements. Suddenly the
blare of bugles sounded out and from
the great sally-port emerged the gar
rison, marching in quick time, to the
lively air of the band; around the
square they marched and finally drew
up in a hollow square, leaving one side
open before the battlements which
hundreds of prisoners faced before
their death. Then came the guard,
surrounding the prisoners, four in
number; I easily distinguished M ,
who walked soldierly and erect; the
arms of the prisoners were bound to
their sides; priests in sombre raiment
walked with the prisoners, offering
them the last offices of the church;
seminary boys carried the censors and
crucifixes; negro grave-diggers fol
lowed, spades on. shoulders; it was a
gruesome sight and one which caused
my blood to boil with rage. The pris
oners were brought into the square
and led to withii six or seven feet of
the then historical wall. The priest
offered the crucifix to eath man, who
reverently kissed the same, and his
priestly blessing was added as well.
Then he ordered them upon their
knees, faces to the wall. The men fell
upon their kneee, shook their hats from
their heads, squared their shoulders,
and awaited the coming of death.
M 's behavior was splendid; he
turned his head toward the other men
and evidently bade them each good
bye; now the firing squad advanced
and took its place not ten feet from the
condemned men; the officer command
ed them to load, the rifles were raised
to shoulders and levelled towXrds the
prisoners; the officer stood off to one
side, and suddenly flashing his sword
in the bright morning sunlight, the
fatal shots were fired into the backs of
the prisoners; each victim seemed lift
ed up from his kneeling position, and
then fell forward upon his face; the
negro assistants turned the bodies
over, face upward; the white shirts of
the men were drenched in blood, bloody
streams still pouring from the mouth.
It was a horrible, sickening sight to
me, and yet the Spanish troops sent up
a shout of glee, and Weyler undoubt
edly wrote up another victory. The
band played a lively tune as the troops
marched past the bodies, and another
great crime was added to the Spanish
escutcheon. I watched the negro
grave-diggers as they lifted the bodies
into boxes, carried them to an angle of
the parade ground and buried them in
a shallow trench. And so died anoth
er brave Cuban, a martyr to his pat
riotism. I felt the loss of M keenly,
for he had been a faithful friend and
companion throughout my stay in Ha
vana, and I knew he could not be re
placed. Three days later I was ordered by the
military authorities aboard the Ward
Line S. S. Seneca, en route to New
York, and my Cuban campaign was
A. P. TAYLOR.
Honolulu, K.T., May 1, 1S99.
The cow stood looking gloomily
through the bars of the fence. Around
her were scattered remnants of news
papers containing reports of the Eagan
"What's the trouble?" asked the goat
who was placidly grazing on the brick
"I'm envious," was the candid an
swer. "Of whom?"
"Of you. I'd give anything if I could
put the tin cans inside me instead of
taking chances on getting into the tin
The meanest thief on record has turn
ed up or rather hasn't turned up
in Battle Creek, Mich. He broke into
the house of a colored man who had
died during the day and stole the suit
of clothes the corpse was to be buried
e I "Mill
Tammany Chief Hints
About 1900 Work.
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Expansion. NEW YORK, April 25. Richard
Croker was asked today: "What do
you think of Mr. Bryan for a candidate
for the Presidency?"
"Mr. Bryan is a good man and a
bright man," was the reply, "but 1
think he is too narrow when he insists
that the 16 to 1 issue is the only one,
because new issues have grown up
since he ran for and was defeated for
the Presidency. He is especially fool
ish when he reads out of the party
everybody who does not agree with
him, because the convention has not
been selected yet, and nobody knows
what may happen. Bryan, as I said,
is a good man, but I think there are
better ones in the party."
"What do you think should be the
chief Democratic issue of the next
"I think the principal one should be
devoted to the fight against trusts,"
"How about expansion?"
"I think the anti-expansion issue
will be a part of the Democratic plat
form. I don't mean by that that the
United States should give up the ter
ritory acquired by her soldiers In the
war. I think, for instance, as to the
Philippines, that this country should
teach the people there that the islands
belong to the United States by right of
conquest, and that the United States
will put down by arms all opposition
to its authority. When we have
taught that lesson to the Filippinos,
then we should dispose of the islands
in some way."
BOUND TO CONQUER.
President McKinley and Cabinet Study
the War Maps Closely.
WASHINGTON, April 25. With a
large War Department map before
them, the members of the Cabinet
traced the positions of the American
soldiers and the Filipinos near Calum
pit today. Secretary Alger pointed
out what was intendedto be accom
plished, the positions and the strength
of the opposing forces. The Secretary
is rather hopeful that the Filipinos
will not be able to elude the Ameri
can forces this time. He believes that
if a large part of Aguinaldo's army
could be captured the termination of
the fighting might be near.
A Cabinet officer said this afternoon
that the Cabinet has at no time dis
cussed the subject of the future disposi
tion of the Philippines. "It is the pre
sent that we are thinking of," he said,
"and there is not the slightest inten
tion of deviating from the present pro
gramme. I believe it i3 the unanimous
feeling of the Cabinet that nothing
shall be decided as to the future status
of the islands until we haveplaced
them satisfactorily under the control
of the United States."
He said that every dollar and every
man necessary .to bring the islands un
der the dominion of this country would
be used. When the insurgents have
recognized the power of the United
States the question of their future sta
tus will be taken up and discussed.
She is Selected for the Title Role in
"Children of the Ghetto."
NEW YORK, April 24. When the
dramatization of Zangwill's "Children
of the Ghetto ' is produced at the Herald-square
Theater next season
Blanche Bates will play the leading
role. Since she suddenly left Auustin
Daly after her success in "The Great
Ruby," and made such an impression
as Miladi in "The Three Guardsmen,"
she has been in demand, and the Zang
will play offers the place which she
prefers. She is to go abroad, and while
in London will study the Ghetto, with
Zangwill himself as teacher. The date
of her departure has not been fixed yet,
but Miss Bates will spend most of the
summer in Europe with her mother.
CANNON FOR SPEAKER.
WASHINGTON, April 23. Repre
sentative Cannon of Illinois today an
nounced that he is a candidate for
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