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 - JUST FROM Ct'DA. CaHtiava Pre. a A Cartbsgs...
JUST FROM Ct'DA. CaHtiava Pre. a A Cartbsgs citizen who bas been for two tears In ths Insurgent army In Cuba and Is folng back at ones to re - sums fighting, was in ins cuy day to visit his family, who lives In tha vent nart 6t town. HIS PSme If C. W. McAfee and he was aeen by a Press reporter, to whom be told the following Intareatlna - atonr of himself and Cuba: - "I hats lived In Carthage for four tear I left here on February 7, 189 to Join ths Cuban army and have been on ths Island more than two years, be ing located at Prlncavllle, In the pro - tines of Bio, 60 miles from Havnna. nnder Gen. Gomes, who has an army of 12,000 to 15.000 men under him "I havs twice been a prisoner; once ender Gen. Wcyler and once under Gen. ntanco, I was placed In a stockade by Weyler, but with three others made ray cape through a ditch nnder1 the stockade, stockade, I was released from prison under Blanco thcOuRtTtye demands or uen it oecause i was an len. "I ba wn throneh two rainy sea sons In Cuha. It rains every day and some times two or three times a day Ihere for four or five months. But there Is very little yellow fever In. Cuha, and my experience Is that It Is a healthy country back from the coast. With reasonable reasonable care our troops will be Just as well off In Cuba as In the United States. Kuod has been a rather scarce article . among - the Inaurgents. - but, of course, the United States soldiers will be pro tided with plenty to eat. The Insurgent army has had to depend almost entirely on the wild growth of the Island for suatenance and manv times we got pret ty hungry. 8weet potatoes are tbe chief wna product and . we ate mem raw. (Waaltmallv a Hllbtigterlng expedition from the United States would bring us supplies, but usually we had only th lld resources of the Island to depend upon. "There are said to be 8.000 Americans In the Inaurgent army. We got nothing '"r fighting for Cuban liberty nntll tb Island gets Us frsedom, then we are to have rovnity .from the. Cuban govern blent. The armf has btron poorly si.uipped, but Its arms are becoming ni'"h tmnrnved now. . "I left Cuba on April 1 to get recruit Hiciiita wiiure we have UUO men ready, at

Clipped from The Springfield News-Leader27 May 1898, FriPage 3

The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri)27 May 1898, FriPage 3
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