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" " ' "' "' 1 " .., ., , . ,r Volume XVI. RALEIGH, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1898. Number 35. North Carolina tHie nrsx At (araeea First in the Revolution, First in the War Between the States, and in War With Spain She is Again the First to Sacrifice Her Blood in Defense of Her Country Intnl.' for interment. At Tr.'AO o'clock the proces.-ion started for the cemciei v. fol lowed by a military o.-cort of marines and sailors from all the ships in the harbor. Commodore Kimball, of the tor pedo flotilla, in command. anl seamen acting as pall bearers. It was an im-piv-sive scene as the four men were fol lowed by soldiers and sailors through tbe narrow streets to the iriin irrv. iintti th NAVY DEPARTMENT XOTII'IKP. T1h Xt'U'S of ceived the First Plooi by St '! -t a i v Shod Long. p. ENSIGN WORTH BAGLEY KILLED The Torpedo Boat Winslow Lost Five of Her Gallant Heroes in a Fierce Engagement With Spanish Gunboats and Land Batteries in Harbor of Cardenas. THE HEROIC CONDUCT ' OF THE AMERICANS The dead wounded brought here j by the Hudson were taken in small I boats to the Government dock. This was ; the tirst news of the gen lent to reach ! Key West. Xo time was lost in ministering to the woninleil. A quick eall was sent to the Marine Hospital :inl :m ambulance eame later down to the dock. The dead were taken to an undertaker shoo and the wounded were vonvoyod to the hospital. In the meant iine, the news had spread and crowds gathered about the- dock, but there was no sort of a demonstra tion. The success of the American ships in every action thus far has been so overwhelinin.tr that it is. hard to realize that death has at last come to some of our men. Ensign Parley was about 2(5 years obi and while the fleet was stationed here he was one of the most popular men in "Washington. I . ('., May P.'. Sad news nine to the Xavy Department this morn ing from the blockading fleet on the Cu ban coast, telling of the death in action of five American sailors, the first to shed their life blood for their country since the outbreak of the war. The press telegrams had already announced that the Hudson had arrived at Key West, bringing the bodies of Knsitrn Worth Pagley. but as no other names were given at first the officials were keenly anxious to learn who the other victims were. At half past ten a brief telegram came addressed, to the Secre tary of the Xavy. It read as follows: "Key West, Fla.. May PJ. Secretary of the Xavy: "In an action in Cardenas harbor terday between Spanish gunboats shore battery, and the blockading sols, the followin.tr named men wen cd on the torpedo boat Winslow: Worth Pagley. Knsi.irn, U. S. X. loh n Yarveres, oiler. John Donfee. lireman, first-class. Geo. P. Meek, lireman, first-class. Elijah P. Pnnnell, cabin c.iok. The wounded are: I. S. Pernadou, Lieutenant, Command f the remains of the '- an expre-Mon from is believed the ld.V fr-'iii Kev West with a mother livintr at Paleigh. a of I I oil. .1 nscj (! u - f the X'vs am! yos and ves-kill- Ihe Winslow Was Disabled by a Shot and Then Lay Help less, Under a Perfect Storm of Leaden Hail; But the Hud son Rescued the 1 11-Fated Little Torpedo Boat With the Dead and Wounded and Brought Them to Key West ' It is the First American Reverse, and the News Produced a Great Shock to Our People. Key West. Phi. Ended Slates gunboat lo the government doc I moriiin.tr the bodies of May PJ. When the Hudson came up : at S oY!o k t his live dead men v.dc lyin.tr on her after-deck. They were the remains of Ensign W. Pagley and four members of the crew of the torpedo boat Winslow. who were killed in an eiitra cement in Cardenas harlior yester day afternoon. The bodies were cover ill by the stars and stripes. In the cabin of the Hudson was Cap tain John P. Pernadou. of the Winslow. who is siitrhtly injured in the left lo.tr, ami several others of the Winslow's crew, who are siitrhtly wounded. The dead are: ENSIGN WOPTH PAGLEY. JOHN YAPVEKLES. oiler. JOSIAII Tl XXETT. cabin cook. J. V. MEKKS. fireman. .1. DA X HOP. fireman. The engagement took place inside the harbor of Cardenas. The .trim boat Wil mington, the torpedo boat Winslow and the trunboyt Hudson were the only ves sels outraged. They entered the harlxu for the purpose of attackin.tr some Span ish gunboats which wen' known to be and six men were standing in a group on the deck of the Winslow. "Heave her. heave her." shouted Par ley as he looked toward the commander of the Hudson, and called for a line. "Don't miss it,' shouted an officer froir, the Hudson, and with a smile Paglo railed back: "Let her come. It's getting too hot here for comfort."' The line was thrown and, at the same instant a shell burst in the very midst ! of the trroup of men on board the Wins low. Parley was instantly killed and a few others dropped about him. Half a dozen more fell irroanin.tr on the blood-stained One of the dead men pitched dde of 1 he boa t ", but, the iron rail and he there. These latter, however, were inn J injured by the American force until the Spanish opened tire. The land batteries, of Cardenas supported the lire of the' Spanish gunboat. I The engagement commenced at L':Oh p. m.. and lasted for about an hour. The wounded are: P. I-. Cox. gunners-mate; D. McKoon, quartermaster: .1. Patterson, fireman; I '. (I ray. and Lieut. .1. P. Pernadou. All are slightly wounded, except Pat terson, whose condition is serious. The battle, while it lasted, was terri ble. The Wilmington and the Hudson were ahead and opened lire on the Span ish boats which were lying Jit the docks. The bring being at a range of :;.."( yards. A lew minutes later, the Wins low came up and also opened lire. In an instant the entire attention of tin. Spanish .irunboats and land batteries wa direct (Ml upon her. From all sides shot and shell seemed to pour in upon the lit tle torpedo boat. The Wilmington and the Hudson still kept up their lire but they could not turn aside the terrible storm of lire and death pouring in upon the torpedo boa- The crew of the Winslow, however noer faltered for a second. At '2:'. p. m.. a solid shot crashed into the huh of the "Winslow and knocked out her boiler. In an instant she began to roll and drift helplessly. Then there was a moment of awful suspense. A fierce cheer of triumph j went up from the Spaniards on ihe trim-j boats and in the batteries and a general I storm of lire was opened up on the help- j i . n.l 1 . YV-. 1 . ... I less hoar. 1 ne trunnoar nuoson. nnn was lying nearby started to the assist ance of the Winslow. She ran si long side the torpedo boat and tried to throw a line to the imperilled crew. Pp to Ibis time, with the exception of. ihe one shot, which disabled the boiler of the Winslow, the firing of the. Span- 1 . I 1 1 Til 1 . . . . . . 1-I1 gunhoais nau neen wno. oui n.s mo Winslow lay rolling in the water, the ra mre grew closer and shells began io ex plode all about her. It was difficult for ihe Hudson to get near enough to throw a line to t ie inslow s crew, so terrible was the lire ally, after trying for about twenty niin 111. o tin. Ilii.knii a unreached near enough to throw a line. Ensign Kagley j very faces." headlong over the his feet ra light in was haulnl back. Pagley lay stretched on tin having been killed instantly. It was a terrible moment. The torpedo boat, disabled and help less, rolled ami swayed under the fury of the lire from the Spanish gunboats. When the shell burst in the group on board the Winslow another wild shout or triumph went up from the Spanish boats and batteries and again a heavy lire was opened on the torpedo. Finally, the Hudson succeeded in get ting a line on board the Winslow and was towing her out oj! the deadly range, 1 when the line parted, and again both boats were at the mercy of the Span ish lire. At ;i:o p. 111., the Hudson managed to tret another line on the deck of the Wins- ! low: but there were only three men left there at that time to make it fast. The line was finally secured and the Ayinslow was towed up to Pedras Island, where she was anchored, with her dead and I ( her and remained of his death. The disposition ' young officer a w a i his mother, but if Will be s4.t Xoftll a detail of Xaval .I list before the offh ial dispatch a private dispatch was received, asking that Ensitrn PatrhC family U notified, which was done promptly. The dead man had sister w ho is the w if Daniels, the editor hserver of Paleitrh. j Another sister lives in Washington.! The dead Elision was about IT. years of! age. and made a threat recor.l as a foot j ball player while ar Annapolis, being its! star player during two or three seasons.! John Yarveres. oiler, was a naval offi-j ccr of Smyrna, Asia, but a naturalized j citizen of the Tinted States. He had' been in the Xavy about three vears and! nine months. John Den foe, fireman, first-class, was born in Kilkenny. Ireland. but was naturalized and had been in the Xaval service about five years. eo. I,. Aleck, fireman, first-class, was! born in Clyde. Ohio. and his father. John Meek, now resides in that city, j Deceased had a total Xaval service of five and one-half years. Elijah P. Tunnell. cook, had been in the service only a few months, his first enlistment bearing date of Match L'lsi. i.v.ks. tie was Porn 1,1 Aceomae county. Virginia, and his next of kin is his father. John Pnnnell, now a resident or Wattsville. Aceomae county. Virginia. Tunnell was the only colored man in the list of dead and wounded. Lieut. John Paptiste Pernadou. who is reported as being wounded, is one of the most dashing and venturesome young officers in the Xaval s.-ice. It was be cause of this very piality that he was selected for the command of the Wins low. as it was known that the service re quired would be of the most hazardous character. Lieut. Pornardou is really an expert in torpedo work. He was born November. 1S.S, in Philadelphia, and was appointed to the Xaval Academy by President Crant in 1S7;. In iN'.rJ he be came a lieutenant, Junior grade, and attained his full lieutenancy in 1S!(5. Of the wounded. Daniel McKeown, qua rf ermast er. second-class, was born in Xewry, Ireland. McKeown was natural ized and had been in the Xavy about ten years. iiiiiii tit and U!ss !S,hi,i s in:. thi: wiNSLows dead. Soldier: Come to Look Upon the of Their Comrades. Faces Key West. May Il-The Winslow 's dead are now lying at an undertaking establishment. They were taken there in a heavy wagon, still covered by the stars and stripes. The convey; ii'-e was followed by an immense crowd, and all day long the doors of the shop have been surrounded by a large gathering. Xaval officers, marines and sailors can.e there to look upon the faces of their dead comrades. Ensign Pagley's body will be embalm ed and carried home. X'o orders for the disposition of flu bodies have yet been issued. They lie near their coffins now and will be taken charge of by the Xaval authori ties this afternoon. EXSICX PACLEY S CAPEEP. Was One of the Pe.-l Known Men at the Naval Academy. Annapolis. Md.. May PJ. --Ensign Worth Pagley was one of ihe best known men who ever came out of the Naval Academy. He graduated finally from the academy in June, last. He was a bright and capable man. His local fame here was chiefly on the athletic field, being the full back of the academy eleven, and he played in the series of West Point and Xaval Acadeuiv games. ENSIGN WORTH BAGLEY. From a Photograph Taken Two or Three Years Ago. From the Atlanta Constitution. Maehias wounded on her decks. Three who were taken on board the gunboat died there shortly afterward. At !:!." p. 111. yesterday the with the dead bodies and souk of wounded started for Key West, arriving here at S o'clock this morning. Lieutenant Pernadou, with the sur ; eon bringing him over told the story of the battle to the reporter of the Asso ciated Press as calmly as if talking of the weather. He began: "We went under full speed to attack the Spanish boats in the harbor, ami you know the result. We went under orders from the commander of the Wilmington. Our boat is badly damaged, but she will be brought hero for repairs, and I think she will be ready for service again in two weeks. Continuing, the Lieutenant said: "'The Winslow was the worst injured, and had live of her men killed and I don't know how many injured. We were ordered to attack the Spanish gunboats at Cardenas, we steam ed in under a. full head of steam and were tired upon as soon as we were in range. The Spanish boats were tied up the docks -aim nan a lair range on The batteries on shore also opened stud I think we received most ot the lire. I h nr know whether anyone was hurt on the Wilmington or on the Hudson, but I think not. "I have no fault to mm won me n.s- .row' 1 IU-Y r 1 i 1 .1 throit'di. The men wno were. Kineo the service. The news of his death came as a terrible shock to all Avho knew him. It has always been a foregone conclu sion that the torpedo boat men were among the tirst to fall, as their work is Hudson, 1 most dangerous, but, in spite of this. the i when the tioet was stationed here and ing Winslow. Win. Patterson, seriously but not fa tally. Daniel McKeown, quartermaster, tirst- A NORTH CAROLINX HERO. Never has there been :r sadder day in Paleigh than yesterday. The whole city mourned, 'the snring day oncned orau- tifully with its balm and buoyancy, but suddenly lost its charm when the heart rending news of the death of the gallant and beloved Worth Pagley, Ensign in the United States Xavy, and executive class, sih'hllv. Dead and' wounded arrived on the officer of the torpedo bo. -it Winslow, was United States steamer Hudson this broken to the people of the city, and men consignments wore, made, all the young I men nt the service were eager for tor pedo boat duty. The Hudson shows the effect of the firing. Her smokestack is punctured with bullet holes and her cabin and decks are smashed and splintered. Key West, Fla.. May 11'. It is now known that the American boats made furious havoc with Cardenas harbor and town. The captain of the Hudson said; 'I know Ave destroyed a large part of their town near the wharves, burned one of the gunboats and I think Jest roved I two other torpedo destroyers. We were in a vortex of shot, shell and smoke, and could not tell accurately; but w" saw one of their boats on fire and sinking soon after the action began. Then a ; large building near the wharf, I the barracks, took fire and many buildings were soon burning. The morning. Dead will be buried to-day. (Signed.) PEMEY." The name Patterson does not appear on the Department's muster roll of the Winslow, and. is probably misspelled.. The vessels blockading Cardenas were the gunboat Maihias. the torpedo boats Foofe and Winslow, and the Pevenue Cutter Hudson. Secretary Long has wired to Commo dore Pemey at Key West for details of the affair. SKETCH OF ENSIGN BAGLEY. Ensign Pagley who was killed, is a na tive of North Carolina. His mother. Mrs. W. II. Pagley, resides at 12." South at us. 011 us. low- way .1 .i 1. . ... t 4. .it 1 lie same nn 111 aooui hit. r in-1. 10 , - iUn o .rniiin and me aou i I J I i-. Jit j-,-- --.- ish was perfect acted nobly all the We were stand- of th A shell burst in our think j other j Span- J ish had masked batteries on all sides of us. hidden in bushes and behind houses. They set a trap for us. As soon as we got within rang' of their balleries they would move them. I think their guns were field pieces. Our large boats could not get into the, harbor to help us on account the shallow wm1." FOUP HEROES LAID TO PEST. "Four of the men killed on the Winslow were laid to vest in the City cemetery at sunset today. They were buried in the shallow lime rocks, side by side with the graves of the victims of the Mane and women, young and old, rich and poor, white and black, friend and strang er, as they were told the story felt an aching at the heart that caused the eyes to suffuse with tears ami the voice to grow tremulous. Those who knew Worth Pagley recalled to mem ory the handsome face and fig ure of the gallant b3, his en gaging manners, his pure and noble character and manly deportment, and wept when they realized that his bright young life which held so much of good in promise for himself, his family, his friends, and his state and country had been so grievously ended. Those who did not know him personally were told the street, Paleigh, X. C. His full name is Worth Pagley, and he was appointed to the Xaval Academy in September. lS'dl. from the Fourth district of North Caro lina, lie graduated Juno :JOth, last year. story of his boyhood and developing inan ?niil wiv i 111 loini e1 an Fiisitrn on the il:iv , ... , ..... ...... ..j........ -- - hood, each as mis-nil ietl n :i mirror and felt the sympathetic touch of grief, and joined in the silent prayer that was go- following. .While a cadet attached to the aendemv he was assigned to make cruises on tin Texas, the Indiana and the Maine. Upon being appointed an Ensign last July, he was assigned to duty on the Indiana, but on the follow ing month was transferred to the Maine. He served on that ship until November 2.;rd, last, when he was ordered to the Columbian Iron Works for duty in con nection with the Winslow, which was under construction at that tinie. When she was completed and put in commis- ing up from all hearts for the widowed sind stricken mother and heart-broken sisters and brothers whose home, through the inscrutable workings of Providence, has been made the first altar of sacri fice in the unselfish wsir that our coun try is taging for humanity. You -' Parley's friends knew how i The lxdy of Ensign Bagley will be sent sion last December, he was attached to stron be believed in the righteousness. V gie w it I So, 11:1 and with w h:t p:itrad . f.r.r ai.d u.-..!i..n t. duly be in!.:.-! Ili"!i the v, ; .- i;j tl..- 'ub.t a W :!!-. '1 hi v rt u'.einbt ri d -i cing him only .t ft n w (!;, ago w hen ui a iit t lit mi b r. and how he !.-ok-d forward t. the tn.u of arms bi'(ij hix .otinlrv and the brutal oppresvoi-, of :i pi-p!e -! k it; to Of free. 'i iieV I'rc.r.inl h" (1'i-ef t altlile and tirai and '.nu;v step, the io!.. f.O-e and Well o.-ed head, the 1 ii ;ir Ml .Mnl i-'asde features. the bright and sparkling eye and Tin- -mile that alwaw rented upon hi, lips, an, 1 felt vitre that ojie whom nature had -1 nsihiistakahiv stamped as a hero would g ! -'. die a llefo's death. I'.Ut oh! the pity ,,f ;C That one so dear to tin pe.n.h. ,,f K.i! eigh. so rnM- to us. vo mm h a o.itt of us. and so destiie-d. as all thought, to achieve fame for himself and reth-ct gioiy uiioti his native city and State, should so soon in life and so :itlv in the wild alarms of war.be taken from Us! Put war is ruthless, and while it beget heroes and nurses and crowns them, it aNo immolates them, and ihe brightest lives are often the titst to be taken Hlid the happiest Motnt s the first to be dark ened. Worth Pagley was the eldest -on of the h.te Major W. II. Pagley and Ad elaide Worth, daughter of (he late Go - eronr Jonathan Worth, and was born in the cilv of Kahigh on the dth of April, 1ST I. Major Pagley. his father, was a gallant oli'i. er in the Con federate army and subsequent 1 y leprc senled Pel'iplimahs county in the Geli eral Assembly several terms. MaYing removed to Paleigh he Was elected and remained until his death, in lss. Clerk of the Supreme Court: while Goveritor Worth. the grand fa I her of Ensign Ibigicy and for whom the latter was named, was one of 1 he a blest a nd most pa t riot ie Go -ernors the State ever had. and one of a family whose name in this State is a synonym for integrity and patriotism. Worth Pagley was prepared for college at the school of Morson and Deusou in Paleigh. but in the summer of Iss'.i, jt the age of 1.", won. by eoniM-t it ie ex amination, the appointment as a cadet to the United Stales Xaval Academy at Annapolis. The committee who conduct ed the examination reported to Major Punn, the then member of Congress from this district, that Worth's "papers" were almosl perfect. The same comment was made upon his examination for ad mission to the Xaval Academy. While a cadet at Annapolis, he was distinguish ed for his miinlv pualities. industry and faithful and efficient discharge of duiv a nd proficiency in his s t ud ies. Pes Ides wi-i ning medals awarded for special pro ficiency in his classes, he won great de lincfioii as an all round athlete, and medals were awarded to him for "break ing the record" in several lines of atb letie sports. In the famous foot ball game between the Army and Navy teams at Annapolis, a few years ago. he "saved the day" for the Xavy by an iihpreccdcntel long d isfa n e kick ot the ball and was lionized in athletic circle-., and received the grateful plaudit- of Xaval officers from Admirals down to the lottVsL grade. At the close of tie- game an Admiral sIaiio. him on the shoulder and said, "Pravo, boy! I've made ."", Ofio on your kick today.'"' So superb was his build that a specialbt. who examined him. declared that out 01 L'.imih nien whom he bad examined. Worth Pagley was the most perfe f in physical endowment. Prior to his transfer to the torpedo boat Winslow he was on the battle-bio Maine, which he left a few week-, before it wen to its grave in Havana harbor. He was a class-mate and -choo friend of Lieutenant Preckinridge. who was also on the Maine, and came to an un timely death by drowning s,,,rt)y f,,-,. Ihe ship was destroyed. The perils of the torpedo boat service had a charm for him. and he longed to be t ra n-f 11 c.J to il. And -when Commander Peiiiardoit was assigned to the Win-low, he asked the instructors at Annan lis to n -commend ail ensign as executive officer of til" vessel, and upon all the li-ts of names sent to him in response to the re Uesf, Kiisig,, Woi-H, Pagb-v's name ap peared, and upon ah but one bis name headed the lists. When it became evident ti:,t Spain would not voluntarily terminate its op pressions of the Cubans, and specially after the de-tructioh of the Maine. Lii sign Pagley conscientiously believed it to be the duty of the United States t. intervene for humanity's sake and to avenge the foul murder of his comrades. His loiters to his mother breathed a pa triotic spirit and a determination to do his duty as the guardsman of his coun try's honor. In one of his letters be said he would return with his shield un sullied or upon if. Alas! he returns upon it. but it comes unstained except by his; blood. Yesterday morning, shortly after Mrs. Pagley received the terrible tidings, she received a letter from her son written on the 7th of May. at 11 :M a. m.. "off M.i fanzas, Cuba." which dosed with these words: "Don't forget that I am in per fect safety." Thus he showed how brave, fearless and confident he was as to himself, and how anxious he was to reassure the anxious mother who had him and his safety constantly in her thoughts. Whenever heroes are needed to illus trate human .valor and to seal a sacred cause with their blood, they appear; and. somehow or other, Xorth Carolina is tirst to furnish them! To Moore's Creek, Al amance. Mecklenburg and Pefhel is now added Cardonias. and our North Caroli na boys will add to the national war cry of "Peniembei- the Maine!" the words "and Worth Pagley." Ii. T. (JPAY. .