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VOL. XXI.—NO. 253.
LETTERS FROM THIRTEENTH REGIMENT BOYS. Story and Incidents of the Long Trip on the City of Para from Honolulu to Manila — With the Exception of the Death of Fred Several hundred Minnesota homes were gladdened yesterday by the receipt of letters from Manila. The first mail from the members of the Thirteenth Minnesota Regiment in the Philippines reached the city yesterday morning and in it was the first direct news the people at home had received from the absent soldier boys. While the letters were a month old they were none the less welcome. They had been mailed Aug. 2, 3, 4., 5 and 6at the substation of the San Francisco postoffice which had been opened near Manila and were all marked "soldiers' letters." The Globe was the recipient of two letters describing in detail the trip from Honolulu to Manila. These, with a number of the private letters, arc herewith published. It was a few days later that the Thir teenth had a chance to display its fighting qualities, which it did with honor. DROVE DULL CARE AWAY The Poys of a Literary and Musical Turn of Mind Furnished an Occasional Break in the Dry Monotony of a Long Voyage. CHEERED BY THE SIGHT OF LAND (Written for The Globe by Corporal E. E. Schooley.) As our reception in Honolulu ls prob ably pretty well known to the friends et home by this time I will pass over that and try and give The G 1 o*b c readers some Inside of military life aboard ship. After a stay of three days in Hono- C^. XT** . X _ I <£- / O -*>* J *_: _ . r O^ . / X-*. * _ "*_?_*_. _> ( / <_*• * % . v ( % B/a y/J/g -. - / •• **>_*,* » V .. . 1 1 1 1 1 1 af? T_. *- __ 3£ ci _J Nj VtAiAjjNr /A'r/?£//c.f mV _— tr_ VI __ Ifl tlk I ** §* * pBSSS&«^ G£* tfSM/rr 111 |||||j?t\ S C;^ x ) \ «* _*. em*** _f_y^w (Sketched by Charles French, of Company D, and received by his brother, I. Fenno French, of the Boston. What is denoted the inner harbor ls where the Spanish flteL was cornered and destroyed.) lulu we sailed out of the harbor on the morning of the Bth of July, and when the Newport and Valencia had joined the fleet we were no more than fairly Started when the Indiana's machinery broke down, and we were compelled to return to the outer harbor and "lay to" for repairs, the Newport, Gen. Mer ritt's flagship, going on under full steam. The repairs caused a delay of twenty-four hours, and we didn't really get away until Saturday afternoon of the Dth. Just before leaving the Hawaiian government tug came out, "double time," to our ship, with one poor, lone private aboard, who had delayed too long ashore and would have been left entirely only for this one of the many courtesies of the government. When we arrived at Honolulu we had among our sick ones Band Leader Watson, who had spinal meningitis, and was too 111 to be moved when we left. This caused general regret in the regiment, as Watson had endeared himself to everybody in a social way, ln addition to being able to furnish excellent mu sic While we were still waiting for re- TOJ _\Y'S BULLETIN. Page. I— News From the Thirteenth. 2— Minnesota's State Fair. B— G. A. R. on Pensions. Miles Says SoldleTS Are Needed. 4— Editorial. No Fusion In Nevada. 6— Sporting News. Saints Lrcte to Brewers. Future of Hawaii. •—Weekly Market Reviews* Bar Silver, Co%c. Cash Wheat, 63% c. 7 — Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. B—Mrs.8 — Mrs. Yarnell Arraigned. Big Peace Jubilee Crowd. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE Buckland There Was Little Sickness on the Trip==-Diary of the Voyage Written for The Globe. pairs a little ripple of excitement was caused by the appearance of a shark. The officers tried their marksmanship with revolvers on the maneater, but this proved to be bad, and the shark, after swimming about a few minutes, disappeared. Next day being Sunday some of the boys performed the unusual operation MAP OF MANILA HARBOR. of arising at 4 a. m. and indulging in a shower bath with the hose at the stern of the vessel. But as the tem perature down In the berth deck Is somewhere near 120 degrees and the port holes closed, when the waves are too high, sleep is practically out of the question, the boys getting up early for a chance to refresh themselves with the salt water. Most of the boys sleep on the upper deck under the awnings, but as we are not allowed to bring our mattresses up a single rubber and wool blanket is hardly sufficient to make a comfortable bed, and then we have to get up at 4 on account of the crew coming up to scrub the deck. Break fast at 7, of bean soup, hardtack and coffee. Services were held in the main saloon at 10:30 by Chaplain Cressey; also in the evening in the bow by the Christian commission. Back on the stern of the vessel is the popular lounging and sleeping place for the few who are fortunate enough to secure a place; also a place for a little foraging for fresh vegetables which are stored there. All the ships have had more or less trouble except our own. Considering everything the good luck of the Thir teenth regiment so far has been re markable, especially when one consid ers the number of our regiment, and the various other ways in which the number appears. For Instance, at Camp Ramsey we had thirteen posts for guard mount, the same number at Camp Merritt, and on pay day the captain of each company received thir teen $20 gold pieces. On board ship the guard was again divided into thir teen posts, and has been so during the trip so far. And still not an accident. The health of the regiment has been as good, if not better, than any of the fleet, there being at present no serious case of illness on board. On Wednesday the 13th the regiment gave a musical and literary entertain ment ln the dining room. Following is SATURDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 10 t 1898. the programme, every number of which was rendered in a creditable manner, under the management of Capt. Mc- Wade, of Company A: Selection Male Quartette Surgeon Ritchie. Sergeant Bach, Corporal Humphrey, Hospital Steward Miles. Recitation Corporal Humphrey, Co. E Song; Private Kamp, Co. D Recitation Musician Capser, Co. D Dance Private Mac Arthur Music— Mandolin and Guitar club, Co. C. and G. Song Private Burton, Co. D Recitation Private Beck. Co. I Song Private Power, Co. B Recitation Private May, Co. I Wing Dance— "Snowball," Co. A'a colored mascot. Song Private Anderson. Co. A Oration Musician Force, Co. A Recitation Private Varney. Co. B Dance Private Sheeberg Music Banjo and guitar Selection Male Quartette Pritchie, Bach, Miles, Humphrey. Speech Col. Reeve On the 14th the flag on the Ohio was placed at half mast, which indicated a death. The fleet stopped and the man was buried at sea. He belonged to the Idaho regiment, but his name and rank could not be learned. In the evening at 6 o'clock, we passed the .80th meridian and we experienced tha nov elty of having to drop a date from the calendar, and July 15, 1898, was there fore a blank to the third expedition to the Philippines. We have been going along at a speed of about 235 miles per day, and at this rate we shall reach our destination about Aug. 1. At present there are only eight mem bers of the regiment under the care of the surgeons and none of these are serious. Three were slight operations. The second issue of light clothing has been made and the boys are feeling, if possible, a little cooler thereby. Guard mount is now done by company instead of by detail from each company as has been done heretofore, and the time for duty is twenty-four hours Instead of twelve as before. Tuesday, the 19th, the fleet made an other stop and the Morgan City signal ed "man overboard," that he was a fireman and that it was probably a case of suicide, the man being delirious from working in the terrible heat down ln the boiler room. This same evening the Christian com mission held a eong service in Company D's quarters, which consisted of both religious and patriotic songs. Another concert was given in the saloon Wed nesday evening of the 20th, the pro gramme being practically the same as at the previous concert lt will hardly be necesmry to repeat lt entire here. Among the features was a selection by the band — and our band ls second to none ln the army. Then came a song by Dr. Ritchie's "Quinine quartette," which was well received. When lt comes to singing or sawing off a leg the assistant surgeon is right ln it. Sergeant Bach, of Com pany D, has a rich tenor voice, prob ably the best ln the regiment. Corporal Umphrey, of Company E, sings well, but handles the Dutch dialect better. Private Powers, of Company B, the other member of the qus_rtette, appear ed to better advantage ln a solo later on the programme. Probably his best effort was the encore, "Wedding of the Chinee and the Coon." Private Burton, of Company D, sang ln a good baritone voice. Private Cot ton, of Company C, ln his recitation of "Old Mother Hubbard," struck a popu lar chord. When he reached the point ln the sermon. "If there had been a leg of mutton, a loin of beef, or even a little hard tack, 'red horse' (corn beef), or bean soup in the cupboard," he was greeted with a storm of ap plause. Instrumental selections were given by Companies C and G's Mando lin club, also by Sergeants Shaw and Rasp. Lieuts. Trawbridge and Fitger ald can play the cornet— if anybody should ask you. Their duet on the pro gramme was also a feature. Privates Ney, Burton and Atkinson, of Company D, are engaged in solving the problem, "Will a cannon ball sink to the bottom of the ocean." As there has been no practical demonstration of the question as yet, the solution still remains a deep s«a mystery. Private Keough.of D, says government rations are good diet for one training for the prize ring, and he don't mind training for a middleweight class, but objects to coming down to a bantam weight. Jack Bennett, who came 400 miles to join the army, has been commissioned "the Patriot" of the regiment. It ls rumored there are to be two i new corporals appointed in Company I D, and all signs point to "Patriot" j Bennett and Private Proctor as the lucky ones. Both are good men, hay- ! ing had previous experience in th? ! national guard of Minnesota and Wis- 1 consin, and will wear the stripes with j honor to themselves and the regiment, i The greatest hardship for the boys on board is the scarcity of cool water, all the fresh water we get being warm and sometimes hot. There is no ice to be had, except what Is manufactured and that only in limited quantities. The only way we have of getting a drink which will satisfy the thirst is to fill the canteens with the warm water and hold it, in the salt water for a time, which has a slight cooling effect, and, with the aid of a little lime juice, the water is ..rendered palatable. On the evening of the 20th it wa3 reported a num her cf the signal corps had died from the effects of heat pros tration and were buried at sea. L _ut. Kerr, of the engineer corps on the Indiana, died on the 21st of ty phoid fever. He was a recent gradu ate of West Point and stood near the head of his class. He was buried next morning with appropriate honors. Private Stevenson, of Company C, says he sleeps well and eats three times a day and relishes "red horse" and bean soup. He says Tom Galvin is the life of the company and keeps the boys "on the move." Company H was detailed for guard duty on the 19th. Private Ney, of D, spends his idle moments trying to master the Spanish language. Friends at home need not be surprised if they hear of his being among the flrst to capture a fair se norita. Today, the 23d of July, is the thir teenth day out from Honolulu, and we seem to be getting along better than any previous day. Lou Delaney and Charier. Nathorst, of D, have studied the signal code un til they can now take a message as it is passed from one vessel to another. That the boys are hungering for news is evidenced by the sight of Ser geant John Krch, of D, eagerly read ing The Globe of June 20, advertise ments and all. We have had no news from home later than June 24. On Saturday evening, the 23d, we passed the Island of Pojavas, which from the ship seemed to be nothing but a volcano. The island is said to be uninhabited. The volcano is a small but active one, Its fiery crater making a beautiful sight to one who had never before witnessed a volcano In action. The island Is said to belong to Spain, is about eight miles long and the moun tain about 1,500 feet high. Private Jim Hartley, of D. is devot ing his idle moments to reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and says it is the best novel ever written for a purpose. On the 24th the third man was buried from the Ohio. The Young Men's Christian associa tion, of the Thirteenth Minnesota vol unteer infantry was permanently or ganized on the evening of the 25th, and the officers elected were: William Celley Fitch, Company D, president; Fred E. Schacht, Company M, volun teer secretary; H. N. Hatton, Company E, assistant secretary. The officers are elected for the terjn of one year. The association starts out with bright pros pects, having nearly 100 charter mem bers. Bugler Fred Buckland, of Company E, died on Wednesday afternoon, July 27, of rheumatism of the heart. He had been confined to the hospital ward but a few days before his death, which oc curred at 4 o'clock, and in just one hour from that time the remains of the "little English bugler," as he was fa miliarly known in the regiment, hav ing been previously sown up in the customary canvas for sea burial, was placed upon the slab, and after the burial service by the chaplain and "taps" were blown by the bugler, dis appeared beneath the waves. It seemed a heartless funeral to most of us, who had never witnessed a sea burial be fore. But it was necessary, and as this Is war we must become accus tomed to such scenes. Fred Buckland was an Englishman, and, I might say, a soldier by birth, ha\ ing been born on a British troopship in the Mediterran ean sea and had been honorably dis charged from service in the English navy. He had also just completed a term of service and had his discharge papers from the United States army when he came to Camp Ramsey and enlisted in Company E of the Thir teenth Minnesota regiment as bugler. He was a quiet, unassuming lad, and one of the best buglers in the regiment. None of the boys of D company will admit being homesick, but just the same some of them have changed the words to the old war cry, and now it is: "America! America! The land for us all. To h— l with the Philippines. Take us back to St. Paul." The sketches for this letter were fur nished The Globe by Private Charley Baker, of Company E. They are good Illustrations for pencil work, and rep resent life aboard ship as it really is. This afternoon, Saturday, the 29th of July, the ships of the fleet sailed with in hailing distance of each other, and as the flagship Indiana came opposite the boys of D, just as a reminder of what we are here for, flung out a 20 --foot Old Glory, and no sooner had they done so than a mighty yell rent the air from the flagship and the Ohio. This day finds us sounding the upper end of the Island of Luzon, and making tho grand finish to our long and weary journey across the Pacific, being the nineteenth day out from Honolulu, and we hope by the next twenty-four houis to complete the trip and touch terra firma once more. We arrived opposite the harbor of Manila this morning, July 31. at 10 a. m., and are now awaiting orders. — E. E. Schooley. COMPANY DS QUARTERS ON THE CITY OF PARA. (Skelched for The Olobe by Private Charlie Baker, of Company B.) PRICES TWO CENT3H_-vTO;_.- DIARY DF ENTIRE TRIP Daily Record of the More Important Incidents From the Time the City of Para Left Honolulu Until She Arrived in flanila Harbor. BUT LITTLE SICKNESS ON BOARD (Diary £ept for The Globe by Austin Ward, Hospital Steward.) July 7 (at Honolulu)— Our boat pulled away from the wharf tonight about 6 o'clock, having finished coaling, making room for the Newport, which came in early this morning. The Valencia came ln about midnight, the Hawaiian na tional band meeting it on a tugboat at the entrance of the harbor and escort ing it in. All the boys were given shore leave until 10 o'clock, and there were very few who did not take advantage of it. The people here have shown every kindness that is possible; (Sketched for The Globe by Private Charlie Baker, of Company E.) besides giving a banquet to all the companies in a body, many have in vited the men to their homes and en tertained them royally. All Minnesota boys have been made at home by Mr. and Mrs. Hall and their daughter, Miss Charlotte Hall. Mrs. Hall was for merly a Minnesota woman, and many university people will remember Miss Charlotte Hall, who spent two years in the literary course. Mr. Hall occupies one of the principal business corners ln Honolulu, with a large stock of hard ware, bicycles, etc. Their home ls one of the oldest and most beautiful in the city, and the lumber from which the house was built, came from Bos ton, Mass. It is needless to say that they are very anxious to become citi zens of the United States. The officers were well taken care of at all times while on shore by the offi cers of the national guard of Hawaii, who had quarters arranged for the purpose on the palace grounds, where entertainments and refreshments were furnished whenever they desired either. July B— We were piloted out of the harbor about 5 o'clock p. m., expecting to go to sea at once. The Indiana, THINKING OF HOME. Ohio and Morgan City having already passed out. The Newport and Valencia came after, and the Newport steamed away to the southwest and passed out of sight. Just before dark we were signaled from the Indiana that some of their machinery had broken and to await further orders. The other boats also came to anchor. No shore leave was given, so the men had to satisfy themselves by making plans for a good time on their return from Manila. Many of them have made up their minds- to make Honolulu their home when they have finished thoir term of enlistment. Five men were left ar the hospitals. Watson, the band leader; Quartermaster Sergeant William Hatcher, of Company F; Privates Boynton, of Company A; Budge, of Company B, and Sullivan, of Com pany L. July 9 — Col. Reeve visited the Indiana this morning and found that they would be ready to move about 2 o'clock p. m., so he, together with several more officers, went ashore. A native boatman wanted a dollar and a half each for the trip, and thoy had quite a time getting him to accept a reason able amount. He finally agreed to take them for $10, making it $1 each, as there were ten ln the party, the boat being to small to accommodate more. They returned at about i o'clock, and at about 2:30 the fleet turned toward the southwest and steamed away. Ev erybody watched the land dii from view ln the distance, as they izod that it would be many days before they would see any more of any size. We saw several large schools of flying fish. As we steamed out tbey from the water in front of the boat like a covey of prairie chickens, anil would go quite a distance before again drop ping into the water. While the I were lying outside of the harbor sev eral good-sized sharks were seen around the boat, but they w« driven out of sight by being shot at with revolvers. July 10 — We could see a small i Island away to the right of our course this morning, one of the outlying isl ands of Hawaii. At noon we had made 205 miles since Cunt I lined «*_ Fourth Page.