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NOTES OF THE BATTLING.
THINGS OBSERVED IN THE SAN TIAGO CAMPAIGN. Spanish Prisoners Who Guilefully Cheered for Free Cuba and the Americans—Our Brave Officers. J. D. Whelplev In the Kansas City Star. In the fighting before Santiago the Spaniards used, as the Americans did, two kinds of rifles. The Americans used the Krag-Jorgensen and the Springfield; the Spaniards the .30 cali bre Mauser and a .43 calibre gun which fired a brass coated lead bullet. The use of the latter gave rise to the report of explosive bullets, for the brass shell stopped in the first portion of the wound and the lead part tore out the end of the brass and proceeded into the body mushrooming as it went The Krag-Jorgensen rifle stood the test of fighting well. It carried far and well. The smokeless powder did not betray the whereabouts of the troops and gave them confidence. The Springfield gun was undoubtedly a serious disadvantage. Its short range and smoke producing powder put those using it at a serious disadvantage. The accusations that the Spaniards violated the rules of war by using ex plosive bullets is not true, but they did violate the rules of war by shoot ing into hospitals and at the wounded. Some of this was due to spent bullets from the front, but mostly to the work of sharpshooters, who deliber ately shot into hospitals and at men carrying stretchers and wearing the red cross. The Spanish prisoners were not slow to try to take advantage of their re semblance to Cubans, for when cap tured many of them shouted “Viva Cuba Libre!” “Viva Estados Unidos!” in the vain attempt to deceive the Americans. The prisoners all thought they were going to be shot and were very much surprised at getting a square meal instead. Nearly all of them are overjoyed at the idea of going back to Spain, for they were drafted unwillingly away from their homes All of the shells thrown over the American lines from the Spanish bat teries exploded as intended with the exception of one. This shell traveled just over the tree tops near the road to the rear, passing over General Shatt er's headquarters, three miles from the front. It made a sound few Qf the men had heard before, and as it passed the thronged highway men dodged, jumped* into the bushes and looked fearfully around, not knowing what to expect Nearly all of the loss of limbs and many of the deaths were from these -hells, and had the Span iards been better marksmen the Amer ican array would have suffered more severely from them. As it was, few of them did any great damage. The wounds produced bv the pieces of shell were jagged and dangerous. Com paratively few of those produced by the Mauser bullet were fatal, and nearly all healed quickly. Some of these wounds were very curious, the bullets taking most unexpected and circuitous courses through the body, in many instances going clear around a vital spot. The colored soldiers of the regular army justified the reputation and fought magnificently. Their bravery and usefulness were not confined to actual fighting, for they were cheerful under most distressing conditions and helped each other when such help cost dearly. The blacker these men are the better soldiers they make, and no regiment can show a better record than the Tenth regular United States cavalry which is composed largely of pure-blooded negroes. As in all battles the soldiers in this one sometimes shot at each other by mistake. The brush was thick and the country strange. The line of the American troops was broken and irregular Trails led in circuitous routes and brought men face to face •who had left each other but a short time before. On one occasion detach ments of the Third cavalry and the Ninth infantry had a lively set-to. It is said the flanks of the Rough Ri ders met in conflict on one occasion. Few if auy were hit in these encoun ters, for such firing was only into the brush because someone was there, presumably the enemy. Few orders were given except to be gin firiug, for each man fired when he I got a chance, and needed no order to j begin or cease. The principal efforts of tiie officers were in the direction of keeping the men together and giving them steadiness and confidence, That the officers did not shrink their duty is shown in the terrible lots of com missioned men. More than 10 per cent of the men killed at Santiago were officers and about 8 per cent of those wounded. The mortality list shows these men were leaders in more than name. - » Hob Moore, of LaFayette, Ind., says j that for constipation he has found De- j Witt’s Little Early Risers to be per- j feet. They never gripe. Try them I for stomach and liver troubles, l'ipkin <fc Hanes. -• Not Strict Neutrality, but— From the New York Tribune. Can America ever forget the part the English have taken in this war? If one can forget kindness, then we can forget the English; otherwise, we must hold them in mind as steadfast friends who have done everything to aid us without grossly violating the neutrali ty laws. Our ships have not been supposed to coal and provision at Kingston, Jamaica, but they have done so all the same. Here is a story show ing how a friend may be blinded to our faults at times. An American cruiser was coaling at Kingston. A British cruiser was lying in port. “What is that boat doing over there?” inquired the Eugiish Captain. •‘I suppose it is coaling, sir,” replied the first officer. “Coaling!” repeated the English Captain. “That cannot be. Send a man at once to see what that boat is doinsr. ” So a sailor is dispatched. He watches the American boat for half an hour or so understanding a thing or two himself, and then returns. He presents himself to his captain to make a report. “Well sir, what is that American cruiser doing?” asks the captain. “Coaling, sir, I believe,” replies the sailor. “Believe! Don’t you know what the boat is doing? You are stupid, sir. Send me a man who knows some thing,” turning to an officer. So an other sailor is called up. He is in structed to go at once and find out what the American boat is doing in the harbor The second sailor goes away and does not hurry himself about getting back. During this time the Americrn boat is coaled up. and when he finally makes his report it is too late. He tries to find his captain, but the latter is buried somewhere in | the recesses of his cabin. When the captain finally does come on deck the American is far out at sea. That closes the incident. -♦ Win your battles against disease by acting promptly. One minute Cough i Cure produces immediate results. | When taken early it prevents constipa tion. 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