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TIIK COCONINO SUN
WAR NEWS IN BRIEF.
Landing of American Troop in Cuba Re
Washington, D. 0., Juno 23. Gen
eral Miles state that he expects a bat
tle near Santiago this afternoon or to
morrow. Barqutra, Cuba, Juno 22. American
troops are now landing, protected by a
fleet which is keeping up a tiro in bom
Washington, Juno 23. News of a
battle comes via Madrid. Cervera ca
bles; "The situation is critical but
the Spanish were not defeated in en
gagement." Manila, June IT. The situation is un
changed here. The insurgents are un
able to take Manila owing to lack of
field guns. They could not take It even
if the admiral permitted, which he will
Washington, June 22. Major Gen
eral Miles has received a cipher mes
sage from Captain Allen, chief signal
officer in Cuba, saying that the landing
of troops has actually begun and was in
progress when the dispatch was Bent.
Washington, June 22. In the senate
today a resolution was agreed to di
recting the secretary of the navy to in.
form the senate whether Lieutenant
llobson and the men with hlra are con
fined under the lino of fire of the United
State fleet and what efforts have been
made to exchange them.
On board the Associated Pre. dis
patch boat Dandy, off Santiago do
Cuba, June 20, 1 p. m., via Mole St.
Nicholas, June 21, 3 a. in. Tho United
States army for the invasion of Cuba,
about 10,000 strong, commanded by
General Shatter, arrived off Santiago
de Cuba at noon to-day. The time of
Its disembarkation has not yet been de
termined upon, but it probably will be
within three days.
Hong Kong, June 20. Tho United
States transport Scaflro, just arrived
here, brought news from Manila harbor
under date of June 17, from which it
appears tHat tho insurgents now hold
4,000 Spaniards and 1,000 native prison
ers, together with their arras. The in
surgents also captured, June 14, the
town of Oalanga, a place next In impor
tance to Manila on the bay.
Washington, June 22. Tho forward
ing of reinforcements to General Shat
ter at Santiago de Cuba lias begun and
at 0 o'clock this morning the first body
of trooM loft Camp Alger for Newport
News, there to take transportnof Cuba.
This was in accordance with the order
issued by Major-General Miles last
night directing the movement to begin
Washington, June 23. The war de
pigment this afternoon received a
long rejwrt from Shatter. Ho has met
no resistance thus far. Five thousand
Cubans have arrived lit Santiago.
Garcia tells that they will have 10,001)
available troops after Santiago has
been captured. The troojn uro in ex
cellent condition. Supplies needed are
quinine and shoes.
Washington, Juno 22. Quartermaster-General
Luddlngton of tho war de
partment, received a telegram to-day
from Quartermaster Long, at San Fran
cisco, saying the third military expedi
tion for tho Philippines will leave San
Francisco on Monday next on six
transports, namely, Ohio, Indiana, City
of Para, Morgan City, Valencia and
Newport. He added that Gen. Merritt,
commanding the new department of
the Pacific and the prospective govern
or of the Philippine Islands, will proba
bly accompany on the Indiana. Major
General Otis, next in command, wlllac-
! company the fourth expedition.
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