A Velez story that is probably recycled when the orphans travel to Brooklyn.
be used as somebody else pleased." CUBAN ATROCITIES. Insurg-ents ?..nd Spaniards Vie -with Each. Other ia 3xcssses. Ne\v York, Sept. 12.—A dispatch to tho -Herald from Havana says: It is the rebels now who are making war upon Cuban pacificos. Under a late, decree of "Maximo Gomes, those who have attempted attempted to preserve a neutral attitude j must stio-w their colors and come out openly for one side or the other.- Able- bodied men are made combatants, a,nd they must take a machete in hand and strike fOr Cuba and independence, or abandon- their fields, take refuge wi.th.in the cities a.nd towns held by the Government Government forces and shoulder a rifle In defense of Spain and the crown. Neutrality Neutrality in future wiH not be respected in time of war. Gomez says there should be no pacilicos save helpless j wonTan and innocent .children. By a ' coincidence he and Ca.pt.-Gen. Weyler have upon.this subject identical ! .ideas, and "stranger stiil. each is op posed to aillowing the planters to g-athe their sug-ar, coffee and coco-a crops un til after the war is fought to : a finish All over the island dispatches bring re ports of instances where Gomez's or r1/%vc? oi-o l-x»5ri9' 1*ic-ialV Cn.JTJt-T? ni'f ders are being carried. out Beyond the Vibora, on the Barreto sugar estate, but a-few leagues fro-n Havana, Ramon Velez, a poor peasant was drag-g'ed from his humble hut, shol and afterward hoii v ibly machated by an insurgent band before the eyes of hi wife and children, whose appeaJs for mercy availed naught. His crime was failure to obey a previous intimation from the insurgents that he should either join them or move: into- town. On the Fortuna estate one old widow with a house full of children was driven out of her house and home, the torch being- applied to the building, while their humble plantings were destroyed.