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iHE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES.
GEN. FUNSTON DESCRIBES OPENING NIGHT'S BATTLE IN PHILIPPINES W V f wf M i vS Vrv UtZ Jzzzx-'ff j o t v v -r -sa i t j r f i life, addressing imprecations impar tially to the enemy and tho men of his yction. and at the same time ply ing his rifle with vigor. Works Arc Stormed. When . wo were within seventy yards the "eharpe" was blown and. ytllinc and excited men dashed for ward on the run, and in a few sec ond we were over the works. The enemy did not wait for the bayonet order but broke and ran as we made tho final dash, many of them being srhot down in their flight before they oould reach cover. We found in the trenches 5ome thirty killed, while others were scat tered here and there a they had been brought down in flight. One of the imbecile and childish things that the insurgent leaders had done was to organize in the mountain? of northern L.uzon several companies of Igorrote spearmen. These poor naked savages had been drilled in Fome sort of fashion, but were provided only with their spears and shields, and then, apparently un der the impression that their very appearance would frighten the the Americans into retreat, had been distributed here and there through the insurgent trenches. A few of them were in the works car ried by us. and three or four lay dead. One poor fellow was on his back, his spear lying across his legs and his shield over his breast. A ragged hole showed where one of the heaw bullets had pone through the shield and then through his body. That spear is one of the few relics that I brought from the war. and that did not go up in the San Fran cisco fire. (Copyright by Charles Scribner's ons.) (To lie Continued.) "iviiKN wr: WKiir: within .i:vkntv yai:i. thi: chauci:: was iji.owx. and tiic yi-:l,l,ing and KXCITKD MLW DA SI I K D FORWARD. AND IN A FKW SIXTONDS WF WFRE OVER THE WORK.-?." S.-IIXIl IS DROWNFil). WASHINGTON, June 10. Private Samuel Wesley Ileaton, U. S. M. C, is relieved to have been drowned off Lobos, Mexico. Admiral Badger Tues day reported to the navy department. (After Funston bad heeen invalided to his horn" in Kansas from Cuba, the war with Spain broke out and the for mer Cuban was appointed colnmd of the Twentieth Kansas Volunteers. Tho regiment was s-nt to San Francisco where it remained until the peate with Spain was signed. Rut tho Filipinos were acting ni;ly so Kun- fton's training when the Filipinos opened the war on the night of Febru ary 4, 1839. was very fit. At this point we resume ;'n. Funston's story. Editor.) Gsn. Fun3toT rv c.K.v. nii;i)i:n!CK rrxsTox. IirigaIier Cit'iieral. United State Army. CHAPTER XII. Major and Mrs. Whitman. Major Metralf and Mrs Funston and myself had started up housekeeping in a very passable, house in ih Rinondo dLstrict of Manila. Our orderlies slept in the samo building and th horses were in a stable in the court yard. On the night of February 4 we had just retired, and 1 was not yet asleep when Major Metralf pounded vigorously on the door and called out: "Come out here, colonel. The bill has begun. - And sure, enough, .from a little north of ea.nt. floating oyer the house tope of the great city, came the dis tant rattle of the Mausers. There was no mistaking it. and we realized that a war had begun. As the pre liminary rattle swelled into a roat roar, there were ex cited voices in the streets, rapid clos ing of doors and windows, the sound of people running t b T-.- 1 1 "Vi tho vtrunti: ; and then the city became almost as ouiet as death. We dressed hast ily, said hurried goodbys, and in a few moments w e r e galloping through tiie silent streets to the regimental- headquart ers. The men of tiie various com- panys were already dressing and falling in. Wo were just ready to march out outpost line. As e made our way to the northward through the darkened streets we could hear firing directly on our own front, and knew that our own out most. Captain Adna O. Clark, now a taken prompt steps as soon as they had heard the firing break out on the front of th First Nebraska, miles to their riuht. anil were alert and ready for business with the full strength of the outpost, some sev enty men. when the Filipino fire, gradually extending to the westward. Mruek them. In the meantime the murly a thou sand of us were coming .Fng at a fast walk. Men Arc All silent. Iiie men of the reciment were strangely silent as they trudged along listening to the sounds made by these messengers or" death. U was a new world for all but a few of them. Jut as we- reached the tramway c.tr barns there was a tre mendous boom half a mile or more to our front, and a couple of seconds later a few rods ahead of us. bound ed into the air. passed overhead with A- loud "swish." traversed the length of two companies, and then, with a pound like a young cyclone .demol ished two or thre-e nipa houses. It was a bit amusing the way the front half of the reuriment all but prostrated itself as the big round shot passed overhead, though such action was the mtst natural thing in tho world. Only n. bend in the strot-t. which, caused the shot to be a few feet to one side of the common when it struck the second time-, saved the regiment from a terrible disi-ter, as it ploughed its way through the six rear companies of the two battalions In column it could $ aroely have killed or disabled fewer than one hundred men. There wa- nothing to do but to double time and as quickly as possi ble get to the comparatively open country where we could deploy. The command wa-s giv-n and forward we went, at a goo,!, swinging trot. Another loom anil a second big shot came tumbling and bounding along, but was a few fe- t to the rii;ht of the stree t, and so did n t give us 90 close a call as tho first one. Ry the time the third one came we had cleared the nipa houses and crossed the bridge, and were depb.ymg in the fields on either side of the road. All of this time the rattle o.' rifle fire was not diminishinc. and now the bullets from the- Mausers were not only passing overhead. but triking all about. The detail on outpost, that had now bee-n fighting for an hour or more, wa-n relieved 1 ervcraJ companies, while tho others were sheltered as well as pos sible. Occasional Volleys. For an hour or so the companies that we had deployed on the firing line- did some firing, mostly in the form of ocrasioiial volleys, but as there was not much but the noise on our front as a target, it seemed rather unprofitable business, and the men were ordered to lie down as closely as they could behind the rice dikes and take it easy, gcttin:: what sleep they could. There was scarcely and diminution in the fire of the enemy, it being so inee-ssant that the darkness on our front seemed to emit an almost con tinuous roar. Hut it was badly di rected, as the Filipinos were evi dently crouching; down in their trenches and using their Mausers as rapidly as they could, but simply splattering the whole country with bullets. The big cannon in an excellent rrun- pit a thousand yards tip the road, lot fly from time to time, and the shot. like overgrown croquet balls, would come tumbling and bounding along. smashing down the bamboos and oc casionally wrecking a house behind U: The men soon got over whatever uneasiness they may have felt re garding these projectiles, and began to call out derisively "Low ball" or "high ball." according to the merit of each shot. The longed-for daylight came at last, and with it some lessening in the fire of the enemy. A siiort time after noon came the order to advance as far as the Lico road, which ran parallel with our front, about six hundred yards in ad vance. At the order the line rose to its feet, and without firing, advanced a terrific constltut- rapidly, the movement not being de tected, owing; to the heavy growth of trees and bamboo betwpen the lines. But we had scarcely not into our new position within three or four hundred yards of the? enemy's trenches, and beun to construct hasty intrenehments when fire was opened on us. The five companies that ed our firing line were working their Springfiedds for all they were worth, and their front was blanketed with a pall of white smoke that resembled a fierce prairie fire, for we had not yet received smokeless powder for these weapons. It was an impossible situation. The enemy in his excellent trenches was pouring into us a fire that we could not hope to overcome by merely fir ing back at him. There was no time to ask for instructions from the bri gade comander. It was one of the times when subordinates must take tho bits in their teeth. I stepped over to Captain Bishop and, more to hear what he- would say than oeeause I had any doubts on the subject, asked him if the men were equal to it. He replied, "You bet they are!" Then the order was passed down the line to fix bayonets, and the ominous clatter could be heard along the whole front. Then to our feet, and forward, on a fast walk, firing as we went. The advance was much interfered with by fences. but the men, now yelling like fiends and fair ly smothering the yellow tops of the earthworks with their fire, pressed forward. Captain Charles 1. worst of it, and had il AOTt4 . Jrtv"t- .'' 5 ( SAILORS GRm: BARGAINS ! BARC5AIN5! FUn?JfTURE RUGS i CADDFTA QTOVr h Y PY THING MUST EC SOtCPS i . , r Company F. Martin, got the six men hit. I a sergeant in Ij particularly company, an recollect old reg ular, who was having the time of his nwTrrtrr!rr? GREAT REMOVAL ofTers greater values and more of. them than ever offered be fore in South Bend. Liberal terms on sale prices or 10r discount on sale prices if cash is paid with order. 111 i A f r ' ' inn,li"i''l"r" w,'nn' nniniwiu - . - - !t in if if "SAT FA1I Y a mm tr? m warm pap SUMMER DRESSES IF YOU HAVE ONLY just so much money to spend for your summer clothes, you'll find this store is just the place for you to come lo and remember our Money- ravine; r rices; you can pay us in small amounts, weekly or mommy. Specials for Thursday Only n n AKE YOUR CHOICE at $3.48 and $5.9 WE WILL TRUST YOU KiiirSiim Iriiifi ipny ONE of the most pleasant features of our business is the surety of selling- 100 satisfaction merchandse. Daily reminders of this come from our Corset Department. It has long been our policy to stock only dependable articles from houses of repute and prestige. That is why we feature A TWICE A YEAR SALE OF : Royal Worcester Corsets To demonstrate the quality of these Corsets we are granted the privilege of selling these regular S2.00 Corsets for half price sending us a limited number which we received yester day, THURSDAY MORNING they will go on sale for f, $1. 0 These are the corsets of high quality, correct style, supreme comfort, long wear and absolutely the Greatest Value at the regular price. ii SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY II OPEN THURSDAY NIGHTS 112 E. Jelferson Blvd OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS A LI ingerie Surprise With the prospects of having a big sale on the Royal Wor cester Corsets at y2 price. The salespeople of this department intend to make it still more interesting by offering 3 big items all at the same price as the corset $1.00. GOWNS AT PETTICOATS COMBINATIONS LOO 1 T7 1 300 CREPE AND MUSLIN GOWNS AT $1.00 WOMEN'S UNION SUITS at 50c and 59c 5 S.y'V TJ r ft: I V j t -l I 1:1 If- ' fc 'f'r Ml The most perfect fit ting garment made for the price tight and um brella knee extra fine quality of lisle trimmed with good mercerized tape. LISLE FINISHED VEST A good serviceable vest with mer cerized vest with mercerized tape. Regular and out sizes, 15c, 2 for 25c. Cnrm . V- 1 - J Q PC EST ER t Hosiery and Knit Underwear The unusual hot weather we are experiencing for June has kept this department very busy. Perspiration requires a change daily, making requirements double. We are al ways alert to possibilities and are prepared. Fancy Low Neck Vests '0 at RRc. each l Swiss ribbed very elastic the well known brand of Kayser's price 35c 3 for $1.00. Special for Wednesday Gowns trimmed with laces and rib- rj bons insertions laced with ribbons, some with pretty colored cuffs and collars. They are all made full and roomy and of good length. 150 PETTICOATS $1.00 OF CREPE AND MUSLIN Made with embroidery and lace flounces some ribbon trimmed, others with the scalloped edge. Many are made with the double panel and invisible. 175 COMBINATIONS $1.00 A complete line of sizes and style made in Crepe and Muslin combination corset cover and drawers and corset cover and skirt all very daintily trimmed with lace embroidery and ribbons. CHILDREN'S HOSE The fancy l2 hose made for children in fan cy tops, are all the rage. They look cool and feel cool. Made in all the va riegated colors to match the dresses and little chil dren's suits sizes 5 to 8. A Remarkable Value fcr 15c, 2 for 25c COTTON DRAWERS for 25c For children light weight tight and open knee. ( Another 100 Dozen & of Boot Silk Hose at 29c With hieh spliced heel, double sole and toe, 12-in. Lisle top, in colors including all the new shades. Special at 29c Women's Hose at 19c Wayne Knit seconds of the 50c quality very slight imperfections mostly perfect. TWO-TONED HOSIERY The most fashionable style will be worn this season very extensively. The select color combinations harmon ize. Made in best of silk. Price $1.00. 5 " jo p " m m mi ! " s ii