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THEIR SKIRMISH AT LAS GUASIMAS
DESCRIBED BY PARTICIPANTS.
Alton* tli«* Ambnnh —Dinnntpr to Ca
pron'n Troop and I'nll of ltd Lead
era— W lint Colonel* Wood and
Roosevelt Have to S«> of the Flffht.
[Copyright. 18*9. by G. 1.. Kilmer.]
Shave been treat
less the, regret
will be unani-
mous among survivors before the Span
ish war becomes a w.iruout tale.
The actual fighting record of the
rough riders was not long, two fights of j
a few hours each, and if some capable j
veteran would get down to it the truth
might quickly be told. Colonel Wood
commanded the regiment at Las Guasi
mas, and his report, though unusually
long for a skirmish, is contained in
about 1,000 words. Lieutenant Colonel
Roosevelt’s reports on San .1 nan, where
he commanded, make about 4,000
words. In bis magazine history of the
rough riders he devotes over 10,000
words to the work of his regiment in
each of these fights from the accounts
thus far published it is evident that the
rough riders did nothing extraordinary,
nothing that could not have been ex
pected of them. In the whole mass of
literature on the subject the story of
Edward Marshall, the correspondent
wounded on the advance line at Las
Gnasimas, gives the only matter of fact
account of the clash of Oapron’s troop
with the Spaniards. He says:
“The six men who went in advance
of L troop were the men at whom the
first shot, and-the almost immediately
succeeding first volley, fired by land
forces in the Spanish-American war
were directed. Tom Isbell, a full blood
ed Cherokee Indian, went first, at one
side of the middle of the road. Captain
Capron kept even with him on the oth
er. Private Culver was a few feet be
hind, on the left flank in the bushes,
and Bob Pernell was on the right flank,
in the bushes. Wyley Skelton, Tom
Meagher and Sergeant Byrnes, who had
been a member of the New York police
spread out about
80 feet apart.
Some one had
fired a shot in an
swer to that first
one which came
bushes, aud as a
proof of our
m a r ksrnansbip
this little group captain capron, jk.
found a dead Spaniard lying in the mid
dle of the road. I tried to find out who
fired this first shot, but I have been un
able to do so. After that Tom Isbell
saw a Spaniard and cheerfully killed
him. Then everything opened up. The
Spaniards were in force in the bushes,
and Isbell went down with seven shots
in him from the first volley. Not five
seconds elapsed before Captain Capron
received his fatal wound. By this time
the men had naturally ceased to ad
vance as boldly as they had started to
and dropped behind whatever cover they
could find. Culver, who was also an In
dian, was on his face behind a rock.
Sergeant Hamilton Fish rushed up to
him in advance of the other men of L
troop, who were running forward as
rapidly as they could, and said:
“ ‘Culver, have you got a good place?’
“ ‘Yes,’ replied Culver.
“Fish lay down beside him at the
edge of the road and began firing. After
four or five shots he gasped:
“ ‘l’m wounded. ’
“Culver replied by saying, ‘l’m
“They had been hit by the same bnl
let, and the cowboy warrior and tbs
dude soldier mingled their blood there
in the Cuban trail. Fish died; Culver
“The man to come np first after
Hamilton Fish was Samuel Davis,
known to the regiment as Cherokee
Bill. He was standing upright when he
saw Fish shot and had only time to
look at him a second with wondering
eyes when he went down with a crash
The disaster to Capron's troop and
the death of the gallant leader was tha
most dramatic incident of the fight.
After that the advance of the rough
riders was similar to that of the regu
lars off on the right whose deeds that
day have never been exploited as re
markable. Lieutenant John R. Thomas,
who succeeded Capron, has told his
story and up to a certain point it is tha
same as Marshall's. He says that tha
advance along the mountain trail was
made in single file, and the men expected
to meet the enemy every minute. Cap
tain Capron was with the five in the
advance. He had seen Spaniards in tha
morning and knew that they were
around the buildings of a sugar planta
tion in a valley to the left of the west
ern end of the ridge. Troop L was
within (HHeet of the Spaniards when
the latter fired npon it, as Marshall
stated. The rest of the company came
in on the run to help the men in the
advance. The Spanish line formed a
crescent, and the rough riders had
walked into the concave side of it. Sud
denly a terrific fire of Mauser bullets
was poured into the exposed men of
Troop L. Says Lieutenant Thomas, “It
was as hot a hole as I ever hope to get
into. ” In a few trinutes he war wound-
Dalton Argus: Not long since
some hands working in the or
chard of (Japt. D.C. Bryant dug
uo some very fine specimens of
what he thought was onyx. It
was sent lo the state geologist
and mineralogist in Atlanta, who
returned it with the statement
that it was a very fine specimen
of ' Mexican onyx,” and that if it
existed in any quanity here, was
very valuable indeed. Capt. Bry
ant is going to prospect a good
deal in that orchard.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY. MAY 19, 1899.
ed, as Marshall had been jnst liefore.
Colonel Wood’s report is not as clear
as it should be to enable the historian
to tell the truth about this regiment.
It treats of the march over the moun
tain trail, of knowledge of the enemy
and precautions against surprise. He
says: “The command was halted and
the troops deployed to the right and
left in open skirmish order and the
command ordered to advance carefully.
The firing began immediately, and the
extent of the firing on each flank indi
cated that we had encountered a heavy
force. Two additional troops were de
ployed on the right and the left, thus
leaving only three troops in reserve.”
From this last statement it seems
that the first line consisted of three
troops; then two were added on the
flanks. The Spaniards still overlapped
the line at each end, and two more
troops were deployed, giving a line
about equal to that of the enemy. Colo
nel Wood says that at this time the
firing on his front was heavy and on
Capron s terrific. The remaining troop
was sent in, a general advance ordered
and the enemy’s right forced back.
Wood says the officers and mop be
haved splendidly. A blockhouse was
captured and the Spaniards driven
from a strong position among the rocks.
This general advance of the rough-
IJKUTENANT THOMAS. ,
the Spaniards back. Meanwhile the
Spaniards on the north were able to en
filade the rough riders as well as meet
the attack of the regulars on the direct
front. Wood directed the fire of two
troops against this new enemy, and
with the help of the regulars, who came
up in the nick of time, the Spaniards
were again dislodged.
According to Colonel Roosevelt the
loss at Las Guasimas was distributed as
follows: The rough riders had 8 killed
and 34 wounded, the First regulars
7 killed and 8 wounded and the
Tenth 1 killed and 10 wounded; total,
68. The strength of the two squadrons
of rough riders and the,two squadrons
of regulars engaged was about equal
and aggregated 964 men.
Colonel Win d's report is lacking in
the details of what was done by each
battalion and the separate troops. As
the troops were deployed and sent in
separately, a statement of the work of
each would clear up the story of the
rough riders in their first fight. In the
course of Colonel Roosevelt’s 10,000
word narrative, now and then a sen
tence bears clearly upon the way in
which the rough riders took their bap
tism of fire. But in the main, it is a
jumble of facts. He goes into details
about the advance of Capron’s troop,
but still leaves the crisis in a fog. He
says that Sergeant Fish with three oth
ers had the advance, followed by 20
men in support; that Capron with the
rest of the troop followed, and Colonel
Wood came after Capron. There were
64 men in Capron’s troop; hence, only
40 in the reserve.
Roosevelt then goes on to tell how
the whole command climbed the moun
tain in a single trail, so that there was
practically no skirmish line. It was an
advance in strung out column with no
flankers. Roosevelt says that the ground
was such that flankers conld not hava
advanced as rapidly as the column;
hence the command marched on in sin
gle file until it struck the enemy. Wood
says that when the‘advance saw signs
of the enemy the command was deploy
ed and ordered forward carefully and
that firing commeticed immediately.
This firing is described by Marshall and
Roosevelt says that while fbe line
waß strung out Wood sent word back
along the trail to him that the advance
had come upon a Spanish outpost, and
iu another min
ute “orders to
troops to the
r >ght of the trail
I*-, yj a nd to advance
A XL when we became
Yak-- engaged.” The
•sc* meaning of “to
■we became en
gaged” is not
fc* %■' ' y jX r clear. Hecontin
edward marshall, ues: “We had
barely begun to deploy when a crash in
front announced that the fight was on.
It was evidently very hot, and Troop L
had its hands full. ’’ Roosevelt com
manded the battalion which included
Capron’s, Llewellyn’s, Jenkins’ and
O’Neill’s troops, and he set to work to
get the last three to the support of the
first. With Llewellyn’s troop and
Kane’s platoon of Jenkins’ troop he got
into line and in view of the Spanish
position. The rough riders fired at
places where the Spaniards might be,
but saw none until Richard Harding
Davis pointed them out by their bats.
The rough riders’ carbines soon stirred
the Spaniards np, and it was an ad
vance and halt, much as Colonel Wood
describes, until the end of the fight.
Roosevelt says that he lost touch with
O’Neill’s and Jenkins’ troops, which
were away on his right across a valley.
He tells of a “hail of bullets,” of firing
volleys into buildings and other possi
ble cover for the enemy and praises the
gallantry of individuals in a way to
make one hope there'll be plenty of the
*ame kind for all of Uncle Sam’s bush
fghting, and a bush fight it was for the
i:ft wing at Las Guasimaa.
George L. Kilmer.
The trial of W. T. Channel for
murder was concluded at Mount
Veruon Thursday, of last week,
the jury returning a verdict of
guilty without recommendation to
mercy. The case was one of ab
sorbing interest in that section
on account of the prominence of
young Thompson, a merchant of
Glenwood, whom Channel shot to
death a few weeks since, and the
court house at Mount Vernon was
crowded to its capacity during the
progress of the trial.
A BEAUTIFUL POEM,
When Rev. C. P. Bridewell, D.
I)., the newly elected pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of At
lanta, preached his first germon
before that congregation prior to
accenting the formal call, he quo
ted, in the course of his eloquent
sermon, several exquisite verses
which struck deeply into the
minds of his hearers. Judge Wil
liam T. Newman was specially
impressed with them ; and he in
tended to ask Dr. Bridewell to
give him the name of the author,
but failed to do so at the time.
Last week he sat down and wrote
to Dr. Bridewell at his present
home in Fort Worth, Tex., and
requested- of him the desired in
formation, together with the verses
themselves Dr. Bridewell prompt
ly sent him the verses, stating
that they came from the pen of
some old Presbyterian divine by
the name of Harbaugh, and add
ing that they were now out of
print. Here are the verses in full:
THROUGH HEATH TO LIKE.
Have you heard the tale of the Aloe
That grows in the Southern clime?
By humble growth of an hundred years
It reaches its blooming time.
And then a wondrous bud at its crown,
Breaks into a thousand flowers.
This floral queen ip its beauty seen
Is the pride of the tropical bowers.
But the plant to the flower is a sacrifice,
For it blooms but once, and in bloom
riders was si
that of two
squadrons of reg
ulars of the First
and Tenth along
the northern side
of the ridge. The
up a new line
1,000 yards in
’length ami 800
yards in front of
the rougli riders.
Firing again be
came heavy, and
the rough riders
Have you further heard of the Aloe
That blooms in the Southern dime,
How every one of its thousand Mowers
As they tall in tlie blooming time
Is an infant plant that fastens its
In the place where it falls on the
And fast as they fall from the dying
Grow lively and lovely around.
By dying it livetli a thousand fold
In the young that spring from the
death of the old.
Have you heard of the tale of the peli
The Arab’s Gimel el fiahr?
That dwells in the African solitudes
Where the birds that live lonely are?
Have you heard how it loves its tender
How it toils and cares for their good,
How it brings them water from foun
And fishes the sea for their food?
In famine it feeds them what love can
The blood of its bosom in feeding them
Have you heard the tale they tell of
The snow-white bird of the lake?
it noiselessly floats on the silvery
It quietly sits in the brake.
It saves its song till the end of life
And then in the soft, still even
’Mid the golden light of the setting
It sings as it Boars into Heaven.
And the blessed notes fall back from
’Tie it’s only song, for in singing, it
Have you heard these tales? Shall f
tell you one,
A greater and better than all ?
Have you heard of him whom the
Before whom the host of them full ?
How He left the choir and anthems
For earth in its wailings and woes,
To suffer the shame and pain of the
To die for the life of His foes?
()! Prince of the nobles, O! Sufferer
What sorrow and sacrifice equal to
Have you heard this tale—the best of
The tale of the Holy and True ?
He died, but His life in untold souls
Lives on in the world anew.
Ills seed prevails and is filling the
As the stars fill the skies above.
lie taught us to yield up the Jove of
For the sake of the life of love.
His death is our lift*, His loss is our
The joy for the tear, the peace for the
Now hear these tales, ye weary and
Who for others do give up your all.
Our Savior hath taught us the seed
that would grow
Into the earth’s dark bosom must fall.
Must hide away and pass from view
And then the grain will appear,
The seed that seem lost in the earth
Will return many fold in the ear.
Hy death comes life, by loss comes
I The joy for the tear, the peace for the
Romo Tribune: The outlook
for extensive development of val
uable bauxite deposits in the
southern part of Floyd county,
near the line of Polk, is very
1 promising just now. Parties
j from the east have secured a lease
| of big deposits on the Minter farm
| in Barker’s district, and it is un
derstood that they will develop it
on an extensive plan. The sup
! ply is said to be almost inex
haustible and the mineral of ex
A Letter From South Georgia.
Bkoxtox, Ga., May 15, 1890.
Seeing the letters from the cor
respondents makes me think of
writing from this section. The
News-Herald is a most welcome
visitor, and has a number of read
ers in the wire-grass region of
Our farmers have planted corn,
cotton, rice, ribbon cane, and are
now putting out potatoes —of
which a large amount is raised.
Gardens are now fine, and peo
ple- have all the vegetables they
can eat. English peas are now r in
their prime. Oats are about knee
high, and are heading out beauti
fully. Cotton has the fourth leaf
in many instances, and the best
corn is about knee high. The j
broad fields look beautiful where
the young plants are up sufficient
ly to see them across the fields.
Our sunshine is a little warmer
than it is in Gwinnett, but every
industry seems to be worth more
here. As an example, I know a
number of men who are hired to
work on the farm at .sl2 to sl6
per month. A man does not think
of getting less than 75 cents a day
for daily labor.
The turpentine business here is
the most profitable of all, since
spirits have gone up to forty-four
cents per gallon.
I believe it is an erroneous opin
ion of the North Georgia people
that people cannot have health
and prosperity in South Georgia.
It is a frequent occurrence to
find a man here owning from one
to three or four hundred head of
cattle. I asked a man how many
head of sheep he had, and he said
he did not know, but estimated
them at 600 or 700. His neigh
bors think he has over 1000.
Land sells at from 50 cents to
$5 por acre. The laud appears a
little thin, yet it is very produc
tive when a little fertilizer is used.
The country is fast developing;
people are coming in from other
places, new towns are being built,
and the lands, to some degree, are
being cleared, yet iu most all di
rections in traveling one will find
stretches of 8 to 10 miles in the
woods, not a sign of a house except
a little hut occasionally, built to
lodge a few turpentine negroes
while boxing pines or clipping the
The stills are now getting pretty
well started, though they say the
late spring put them a month be
hind, as the gum does not run
freely until the sun shines very
warm. ' J. A. Mewbokn,
Tribute of Reßpect.
Noreross Lodge, No. 228, F. & A. M,
Brother David Puncan, after a
few days illness, passed uway to
his final reward on the lflth day
of April 18OT. Ho lived to be
about 81 years of age. He joined
.the Masonic fraternity at Stone
Mt untain lodge over 40 years ago;
afterwards moved his membership
to Yellow River lodge, thence to
Noreross lodge. While Bro. Dun
can was very reserved, he was a
useful and honored member np to
hia death. His remains were taken
charge of by the Masonic fraterni
ty, at his residence, and carried to
Mt. Carmel church. After a very
solemn and appropriate sermon
by Bro. B. F. Clement, of Nor
cross lodge, the Masonic fraternity
then proceeded to bury him ac
cording to the ancient and estab
lished customs and usages of that
order, iu tlje presence of a large
concourse of relatives and friends.
Therefore, be it resolved, That
the lodge room be draped in mourn
mg for the next thirty days, and a
copy of this obituary be sent to
the family of the deceased, and a
copy be furnished the News-Herald
for / publication.
Geo. A. Clement,
W. M. Hunnh i tt,
A. .1. Martin,
An Essay On The Editor-
A little hoy was required to
write an essay,the other day and
“The Newspaper”,was his subject.
Here is the result: “I don't know
how newspapers come to be in this
world, I dont think God does
either for he hain’t got nothing to
say ’bout them and the editor in
the bible. I think the editor is
one of the missing links you hear
’bout, and strayed into the brush
’til after the flood, then sneaked
out and wrote the thing up, and
has been here ever since. 1 don’t
think he ever dies. I never saw
u dead un, and never heard of one
getting licked. Our paper is a
mighty poor un. The editor goes’
without underclothes all winter,
don’t wear no sox, and paw hain’t
paid his subscription in 5 years.”
This Preaoher To Be Hanged.
Austin, Tex., May 15.—The
court of criminals appeals here
affirmed the death sentence of
Rev. George E. Morrison, who
murdered his wife a few months
ago at Pan Handle City, Texas.,
by strychnine poison. This is
| ofle of the most remarkable mur
der cases in the history of Texas.
Morrison was born and reared in
Massachusetts, and his father is a
presiding older of the Methodist
church in California. The con
demned man lived for some time
in that state and was married
there to the woman he afterward
poisoned. They removed to Pan
Handle City about four years ago,
and Morrison was placed in
| charge of the Methodist congrega
tion. He was held in high esteem
by the people, and his domestic
li f e was apparently happy.
A year or more ago Morrison
went to Kansas City to undergo
medical treatment. While there
he met a young woman who was
one of his schoolmates in his boy
hood and to whom he had been
engaged before leaving his Massa
chusetts home. Without telling
the woman of his wife in Texas he
began paying her attentions. He
told her that he was a wealthy
cattleman and had a large
ranch in Texas. He returned to
his wife iu Pan Handle City in a
few- weeks and carried on a corres
pondence with his sweetheart,
mailing hiq letters from a neigh
It is alleged in the statement of
the facts in the case that the con
victed man carefully planned the
murder. He waited until the
physicians in the town were tem
porary absent aud then adminis
tered ihe fatel drug. Immediate
ly after the funeral Morrison left
for Kansas City. Suspicions were
aroused aud the body was disin
terred and an analysis of the sto
mach revealed that death was due
to strychnine poison. Morrison
heard of the proceedings and fled
from Kansas City. He was pur
sued through several western
states and in Mexico and finally
returned to Kansas City, where
his arrest occurred. On him were
found forged deeds to a large
ranch property in Texas, which he
had used to make his intended in
Kansas City believe that he was
a man of wealth. When his trial
occurred the man’s father wrote
to the court officials declining to
aid his son for the reason that he
believed him guilty as charged.
The date for the hanging will
be set when the criminal court
mandate roaches the trial court.
It Didn’t Work.
He came tow'ards her, his lips
twitching, his brow furrowed.
One of his handH was conee&led
She regarded him coldly.
“What are you hiding?” she
“I hide it no longer,” he said.
“It is a lath 1”
“Explain its purpose,” she
“I will,” he firmly answered,
•‘if you read the pupear you must
have noticed that a St. Louis
judge has just handed down an o
piuion that a husband is justified
in thrashing bis wife if she suffi
ciently irritates him. You have
irritated me —therefore the lath.”
She moistened her dry lips with
the tip of her sharp red tongue.
“1 suppose,” she slowly said,
“that the punishment is the same,
no matter how great the irritation
“I suppose so,” he said in a hes
“Then,” she harshly cried, “it
is just as well to make it worth
And before he could frame a
suitable reply she had snatched
out a handful of his whiskers,
thumped his ears, lammed him
with a roliiug-pin, prodded him
with a poker and shivered the
lath over his unlucky shoulders.
Hall an hour later he poked his
diminished head from beneath
the diuiDg-room table and hissed
between his white lips:
“If I only had that St. Louis
judge under here for about seven
teen seconds I’d twist his idiotic
A meeting will shortly be called
at Albany for the purpose of go
ing through the preliminaries of
organizing a public library associ
LaG range Reporter: Seab
Wright is thinking of ruuning for
Congress on the independent tick
et. He is throughly imbued with
the idea of independence and the
people seem to eutertaiu the same
feelings toward him.
I” Journal, .Stv,
VOL VI.—NO 80
How He Made Money.
A farmer interviewed by the
Greenville, 8. C. News explained
his success by stating that he had
read the newspapers, that he had
watched everything closely, find,
ing that he could do something on
his sixty acres of land every hour
of the year and by watching leaks.
One statement of his was of unus
ual significance. He said:
“I like whiskey, but I am land
hungry; I want more land. I fig
ured out years ago that with very
moderate drinking I’d drink an
acre of good land every year. So
I quit. At the end of the year I
tell myself I’m just an acre ahead
at $25 an acre by not drinking. I
find that when I put it to my
neighbors that way it makes, them
think. You tell farmers to think
about land every timo they start
to buy whiskey, and calculate how
much real estate they are drinking
or giving away.”
Another farmer, about 80 years
old, with a wife and four childreu,
is thus described by the News:.
“He looked like that kind of a
man —well fed and woll kept. His
clothes were strong and warm and
fitted him well. He rode in a well
made wagon, which ran smoothly
and easily and had been taken
good care of. He drove a horse
which he said was thirty years old
and could do as much work as any
animal in the country—a fat sleek
dark hay, with evidence of good
feeding, currycombiug, brushing
and rubbing on every inch of his
shining skin. The harness was
good originally. It fitted like
a tailor made gown and every
buckle was in place. There was
not a piece of string or grass rope
or hickory withe anywhere about
the outfit. It is safe to bet that
the man did not have a pin any
where doing a button’s duty,either.
He looked as if he had left a wife
at home who is the same kind of
a women as he is a man, and who
watches her husband and children
and house just as he watches his
ham and stables, live stock, tools
and running gear. He has a horso
thirty years old and apparautly
good for five years’ work yet, and
many a man loses his horse at
twelve or fifteen years and must
buy another at a cost of SIOO or
more, simply from failure to take
good care of him.”
Honor the Heroes.
“What’s the use being a hero,
anyway ? I claim that the man
who leads an honest, unobtrusive
life, earning enough to be com
fortable and having around him
those who are near and dear, gets
more out of life in the long run
than one who sacrifices home and
its pleasures for the purpose of
engaging iu hazardous enterprises
simply to gain renown.”
“Oh, pshaw I I’d hate to take
such a prosy view of life. What’s
the use of living at all if one has
to quit the world at last without
leaving behind him a record to
show future men aud women that
he has at least been here ? I be
lieve in heroes. We ought to hon
or every man who leaves the beat
en paths and tries to do something
to make himself famous. We
ought to keep the exploits of such
men constantly before our sons,
that they may have right examples
to follow. If the world had no
heroes it would soon become in
tolerable as a place for man to
inhabit. We owe it to ourselves
to honor every hero and to praise
his name ”
“By the way, who was the man
that fired the first shot for us in
the recent war with Spain ?”
“Lemme see ? By Jove—say,
who won the prize at the pedro
party the other night ?”—Chicago
"A Female Stranger.”
In St. Paul’s churchyard, in
Alexandra, Va., is a marble tomb
stone bearing this inscription
To the memory of a female stranger :
How loved, how honored once avails
To whom related or by whom begot;
A heap of dust alone remains of thee.
Tis all thou art, and all the proud
This strange inscription raised
much conjecture. The facts, as
nearly as’kuown, are that in May,
1816, a man and a beautiful girl,
accompanied by a valet, arrived
at Alexandra in an English vessel.
They shunned every one. Five
months afterward the girl died.
The husband staid long enough to
erect a monument, left a sum of
money to repair it and then sailed
away and was never heard of
again. Several novels have been
founded upon this sad and ro
When people pray for their dai
ly bread they don't forget to put
in a side order for butter.