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On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, off Santiago de
Cnba, Monday, June 20,1 p. m., via
the Mole St. Nicholas, Hayti, Tues
day, June 21, 3 a. m.-The United
States army for the liberation of Cuba,
16,000 strong, commanded by Gen.
Shafter, arrived off Santiago de Cuba
at noon to.-day. The line of its dis
embarkation has not been decided on,
but it will be within the next three
When the fleet of twenty-seven,
transports, with its freight of fighting
men, swept up the southern coast to
day and slowed up within sight of the
doomed city of Santiago de Cuba, the
anxiously awaited soldiers were greet
ed with ringing cheers, which, faintly
echoed to the transports from the decks
of the blockading war ships far in
shore, were most heartily answered by
The weeks of anxious waiting on
one side and of impatient chafing on
the other were over, and the anny and
the navy had at last joined forces, and
all felt that the final blow at Santiago j
was at hand.
It was 12 o'clock this morning when
the lookout on board the armored
cruiser Brooklyn reported seeing the
American fleet away to the southeast,
and a moment or so later he announced
that ? dozen transports were in sight.
Then signals were exchanged from
ship to ship, gladdening the hearts of
the weary blockaders, Then the Uni
ted States auxiliary cruiser Glouces
ter, formerly J. Pierpont Morgan's
yacht Corsair, dashed away to meet
and welcome the troops.
In about half an hour later a grim
forest of masts had sprung apparently
from the sea, and a most impressive
scene was presented as the armada
swept gracefully up from the horizon
towards the shores where the great
struggle is to take place.
The transports were ranged in three
shifting lines, with the battleship In
diana on the extreme right and the
the other men-of-war on the outskirts
of the fleet. In this order the trans
ports and their escorts steamed slowly
toward the hills, where the Morro's
red walls gleamed brightly in the sun
A dispatch boat of the Associated
Press, as she steamed among the
transports was eagerly besieged on all
sides for news, Admiral Sampson's op
erations, officers and men clamoring
for a word from the blockaders. Much
satisfaction was expressed among the
troops when it became known that the
actual capture of Santiago is to be left
to the anny.
The American fleet off Santiago has
been materially strengthened by the
addition of the war ships, which es
corted the transports here.
VOTAGE OP THE TRANSPORTS.
With the United States Transport
Ships, off Santiago de Cuba, Monday.
June 20, Noon, via the Mole St. Nico
las, Hayti, Tuesday, June 21-1 a. m.
--The fleet of United States trans
ports, having on board 16,000 men,
under command of Gen. Shafter, ar
rived off Santiago de Cuba at noon to
day, being exactly six days out from
The Army of Liberation left Eg
mont Key at noon on Tuesday, J une
14, convoyed by the United States war
ships Indiana, Castine, Helena, An
napolis, Bancroft, Morrill and Hornet.
The passage was necessarily slow, as
two big water barges and the schooner
Stevens, also used for water, had to be
towed. At Rebecca Shoals lighthouse
the fleet was joined by the 'United
States war ships Detroit, Manning,
Osceola, Wasp and Ericsson.
When the transport fleet left Port
Tampa it was the intention of those
in authority to take the western course
around Cape Antonio, but later it was
decided to go via the Florida Straits,
that being a shorter distance.
After the fleet got into the rough
waters of the straits the transports
were formed into three lines, about
100 yards apart, while 600 yards sepa
rated the ships.
The easily advancing transports
presented a very impressive spectacle,
stretching for miles over the blue wa
ters. It was one of the largest fleets
ever gathered together, the grim-look
ing men-of-war hovering like watch
dogs on the outskirts of the human
At night every precaution was taken
to guard against any possible attack.
No lights were allowed on the trans
ports, and the gunboats, in the direc
tion of the shore, were doubled in
number, while at frequent intervals
search lights swept the waters in the
direction of Cuba in search of hostile
Throughout thc voyage not one
Spanish gunboat or sign of the enemy
On Friday the convoying fleet of
war ships was reinforced by the Mont
gomery and the Porter, oft' Puerto
The voyage throughout was tedious
raiisports at their Des
and uninteresting. To the weary sol
diers life on board transports is as un
warlike to them as a journey on a
The spectacle of transferring the
sick at sea was presented on Saturday.
For four hours the fleet lay to while
the ships' boat carried fourteen pa
tients to the hospital ship Olivette.
In thc rough waters of the Bahama
Channel this work for the little boats
was quite difficult and the ?hoisting of
the limp forms to the rolling deck of
the Olivette seemed dangerous. But
the moving of the sick was finally ac
complished in safety.
The weather throughout the voyage
was excellent, and consequently there
was little suffering from sea sickness.
But fourteen cases of typhoid fever
and some measles developed, the for
mer being especially on the boats
which carried horses and mules. The
surgeons, however, say that the
health of the men is unexpectedly
The first sight of land was obtained
in the vicinity of Santiago dc Cuba.
When the topmasts of the blockading
ships were seen they sent a thrill of
enthusiasm through the soldiers, and
they are now eagerly awaiting the
landing in Cuba.
The men seem confident of a swift
and easy victory, but they seem rather
to hope for hard fighting.
The heat and long confinement in
the holds of the transports have told
very severely on the horses and mules,
and many of them died during the
last days of the voyage.
LOOKING FOR A LANDING.
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, off Santiago de
Cuba, Monday night, June 20, via
Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, June
? 21, ll a. m.-As soon as the fleet of
transports had arrived at a point about
twenty miles off Santiago de Cuba this
afternoon the steamer Seguranca, hav
ing on board Gen. Shafter and his
staff, left the other vessels lying to
and steamed to the flagship of the
American fleet in order to visit Bear
The General went on board the flag
\ ship, and later Gen. Shafter, Admiral
Sampson, and a party of officers
boarded the Seguranca, which went to
Acerrad ero s, about seventeen miles
west of Santiago, and near which
place Gen. Garcia is encamped with
3,000 Cuban soldiers. Gen. Shafter
and his staff and Hear Admiral Samp
son went ashore and proceeded to
Gen. Garcia's headquarters, about a
mile inland, where they spent several
hours in consultation with the Cuban
At the conclusion of the conference
Gen. Shafter and the other officers
had little or nothing to say regarding
the plans for landing the American
troops, or for the co-operation of the
Cubans. The best information ob
tainable is that there will be no at
tempt to make a general landing for
two or three days.
The result of Rear Admiral Samp
son's investigation of the various pro
posed landing places was also laid be
fore the army officers, but Gen. Shaf
ter is not prepared to announce a defi
nite selection without investigating
the matter further himself.
Gen. Garcia gave the Americans as
surances that they need have no fear
of contracting diseases on the south
eastern coast of Cuba, as the climate
there is not unhealthy, only extreme
ly hot at this season of the yean The
Cuban general declared that his own
troops, ill fed and ill olothed as they
were, were in good health, and there
fore the Americans need not fear fe
vers or other serious ailments.
Gen. Shafter examined the condi
tion of the Cuban soldiers during his
visit and was impressed with their
hardy and soldierly appearance, al
though he recognized the fact that
they need clothes and provisions, both
of which were given them during the
The interview closed with the un
derstanding on tho part of both gener
als that small bodies of troops are to
be landed at once at several points
along the coast, where they will be
safe from any serious attack by the
Spaniards and will be able to keep the
enemy in doubt for the present as to
their ultimore intentions.
Among the troops that will be land- ?
ed first are a number of men from the ?
engineering corps, who will begin ?
work at once preparing for the move- j
ment of the main body. '
Gens. Shafter and Garcia will con- i
suit further to-morrow. ?
Wherever the landing may take
place, the operations and the informa- 1
tion of the last ten days show now i
conclusively that bitter work is ahead i
for Gen. Shafter's men before thc ]
Spanish flag comes; down from Morro's :
walls. Thc Spanish cavalry, infantry ; <
and guerilla forces, estimated by Ad- 1
mirai Sampson to-day to number from <
30,000 to 45,000 men. arr stretched :
from Guantanamo to Cabanas, a dis- <
lance of fifty miles, ready to coticen
trate at the point of attack. Starvin?
and harassed from the island by th
insurgents, the situation of thc Span
iards is desperate, the naval offieer
familiar with the situation fully ex
peet terrific fighting about Santiago
Interviews with army officers on th
transports show that there is som
anxiety as to how the men will stam
the strain if the fighting begins im
mediately after the long inactivity a
Tampa and the wearying voyage
There ia no fear, however, for the fina
result, as the guns of the fleet will b
of immense assistance to the Ameri
It was nearly dark before the officer
returned to the Seguranca, and thei
she steamed back to the flag ship an<
took up a position for the night.
Before nightfall all the other trans
ports and the convoying war ships ha<
drifted nearer to the shore, and th'
Spanish soldiers, watching from th
bluffs on both sides of the entrance o
Santiago harbor, must have been im
pressed by the great array of the ves
sels standing off shore. There wen
nearly sixty of them, including th<
troop ships, and the men-of-war com
prising Rear-Admiral Sampson's flee
and the squadron of Commodon
The 8.000 Spanish soldiers and per
haps 2.000 Spanish soldiers guarding
the city and harbor of Santiago de Cu
ba doubtless concluded that there wai
but a small chance of overcoming th<
force of American warships and som(
20,000 American soldiers and sailorf
which are certain to be hurled against
them before the present week is pass?e
The dispatch boat of the Associated
Press left the fleet for the cable sta
tion just at nightfall, when the wai
ships had taken their positions in s
semi-circle just in front of the harboi
entrance with the troop-ships furthex
out. The sea was comparatively
smooth, for the first time in several
weeks, and the great fleet was almost
The newspaper dispatch boats, which
had been steaming back and forth
among the transports since the arrival
of the transports, were held up at ev
ery stage of their passage with the re
quest to take letters to the nearest
mailing ports, giving accounts of the
voyage and announcing the safe arri
val of the army off the enemy's coast.
For some it might be the last word for
mother, wife or sweetheart at home
from him who had answered the call of
According to the naval regulations
established at the outbreak of thc war
not a light was visible on any of the
ships, and the cordon of men-of-war
lying under the Spanish guns near
Morro Castle kept their vigil with
more than usual care during the dark
hours of the night to guard against
the approach of a torpedo destroying
boat, whioh might attempt to run out
of the harbor, and with one well-di
rected shot sink a troop-ship in the
depths of the sea and send the souls
of those aboard into the realms of
THE CUBAN WELCOME TO SHAFTER
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, off Santiago de
Cuba, Monday night, June 20, via
Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, June 21,
2.40 p. m.-Gen. Calixto Garcia and
the other Cuban officers gave Gen.
Shafter and Admiral Sampson a hear
ty welcome at Acerraderos this after
noon, when the American officers on
board the steamer Seguranca went to
his headquarters to hold a consulta
The Cubans showered upon their
distinguished visitors all the blessings
of Cuba Libre for the assistance of
the United States in the Cuban strug
gle for freedom, and they expressed
the conviction that victory was at
hand, and that thc power of Spain
would soon be driven from the island
by the combined strength of the Amer
ican and Cuban arms.
When the first curl of black smoke
appeaed on the distant horizon at
coon, and announced the coming of
the long-expected soldiers, Gen. Gar
cia himself, with the officers of his
staff around him, stood on a hillside
overlooking the sea, and gave forth
Bxpressions of joy as he watched the
approach of the vessels.
The welcome news soon spread
imonghis half-fed,half-clothed troops,
md great shouts arose from the dark
3kinned veterans who have spent three
pears in fighting the war of liberty.
They watched the Seguranca, accom
panied by the auxiliary gunboat Glou
cester, draw away from the other ves
sels and make her course to the flag
ship. After she had taken Admiral
Sampson aboard they saw her heading
Por shore near their mountain camp.
The Cubans sent a guard of honor to
the beach to welcome and receive the
As soon as she came to anchor in
the cove Gen. Shafter and his staff,
including Cen. Dudlow, chief of engi
neers, and Admiral Sampson, accom
panied by a guard ot' soldiers, went
ishore in small boats. They were re
ceived by the Cubans with all military
donors, and horses were placed at the
lisposal of (icu. .Shafter and Admiral
Sampson to ride up the steep trail to
?'en. Garcia's headquarters. Thc Cu
ban commander's tent is a rude but, |
covered with leaves and containing
only a meagre camp outfit. Here,
after words of greeting had been spo
ken, the consultation was held. It
lasted several hours. Gen. Garcia
explained his plans fully; told how he
had the Spanish general, Pando, coop
ed in Manzanillo, without the possi
bility of being able to co-operate with
the Spanish troops in Santiago, and
laid before the American officers maps,
showing all the mountain trails, lead
ing to Santiago from the most conve
nient landing places east and west of
the harbor entrances.
Gen. Dudlow, in particular, made a
close investigation of the subject, and
sought all the information available
with regard to the most feasible plans
of transporting a large body of troops
Rear Admiral Sampson says that
the general landing of the troops of
Gen. Shafter's expedition on the coast
of the province of Santiago de Cuba
will necessarily be delayed several
days. Reports published in the Uni
ted States to the contrary are pure
HOW LANDING OF TROOPS WAS MADE.
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Wanda, off Daiquiri,
Wednesday afternoon, June 22.-As
9 o'clock, the hour supposed to haVe
been fixed for commencing the disem
barkation came and passed, the expe
dition was in suspense^ but the squad
ron lay rocking complacently outside
the little bay. About 9.15 a. m. the
bombardment of the hills surrounding
the village of Juragua, some six miles
away, began to distract our attention
from our own affairs. Then steam
pinnacles, trailing strings of empty
boats began speeding to and fro among
the transports and gradually, though
imperceptibly, began filling up with
At 9.45 Cuban scouts appeared west
of. Daiquiri, and the New Orleans,
Machias, Detroit. Suwanee and Wasp
began bombarding. Forty-five rounds
were fired into the bush during the
first quarter of an hour and many
rounds from the quick firing guns.
Not a shot was fired in reply. At 9.45
the first boat load, containing the
men of the Eighth and First Infantry,
started for the shore, followed by the
Twenty-Fifth, colored, and the Tenth
and Twelfth Infantry at 1.10.
Prodigous cheeping from the shore,
caught up by the nearest ships, and
flying from vessel to vessel through
the squadron, announced the moment
ous fact that'the American army had
begun a landing on Cuban soil, the
honor of setting the first foot on the
island falling to a detachment of the
Eighth Infantry that was towed
ashore by the tug Wampatuck.
This important operation, thus suc
cessfully completed without loss of
life or accident, the troops on land
formed and moved up and away to
quarters without confusion. A force
of mounted Cubans, which had been
under cover during the bombardment,
now arrived and congratulations were
exchanged. The inhabitants of the
village, assured that the worst was
over, came out-colored women and
children creeping into sight from sub
terranean shelters. At 11.30 a de
tachment of the Second Massachusetts
volunteers pulled for the shore, and
by noon probably three thousand men
had been landed. Other detachments
were following as rapidly as the steam
launches could be made available for
The sea was auspiciously calm and
the sky clear. A cool breeze was
blowing and the troops were in the
highest feather, and at the strains of
"Yankee Doodle" were greeting, with
loud cheers, every string of the boats
The correspondent of the Associa
ted Press, going ashore at 12.10 p. m.,
found that the Spaniards had done
little wanton mischief. Around the
house a locomotive, several cars and
the railway offices had been destroyed,
but the bulk of the village was left
standing. Firing on Juraga still con
tinues as this dispatch is filed, but it
is desultory and is directed over the
first line of hills to clear the country
The steamer S., commanded by Cap
tain S.. exploded several years ago
with terrible effect, and burned to the
water's edge. Captain S. was blown
into the air, alighting near a floating
cotton bale, upon which he floated un
injured, but much blackened and mud
died. Arrived at a village several
miles below, to which news of the dis
aster had preceded him, he was accost
ed by the editor of the village paper,
with whom he was well acquainted,
and eager for an item.
"I say, is the S. blown up ?"
"Was Captain S. killed?"
"No, lam Captain S."
"The thunder you are ! How high
were you blown ?"
"High enough to think of every
mean thing I ever did in my life be
fore I came down here."
The other started on a run for his
office. The paper was about to go to
press and, not wishing to omit the
item of intelligence for the next issue,
a week off, wrote as follows :
"The steamer S. has burst her boil
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