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" K HV.-N0.301. NEW YORK TUESDAY, JUNE 28,' 1898.-COPYRIGHT. 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. ' MCE TWO CENTO ? I
1 PR TO SANTIAGO
Op Advance Only 4 Miles
. f Away on Sunday.
HURRYIMQ OH THE BIG GUNS.
i
1 ' imnllaneous Attack by Our
1 I 'Army 'and Pled Expected.
Reheat Soeats Are a Mile Akead or tho Army
Within) a M I nod a Hair f the Cllr'e Do
ItmM Soma Artillery Already at the Front
-Wldeatns tht Bead te in Feet ttr the Foe.
; an ar Cannon 0,000 Cabana Ce-epOratlnar
' with 17s A Part er enrol' Foroea Guard
In Boada Bath Kaes aad West ar tke City
I te Bead Off Spanish Relnrerermeate
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I SO.OOO Soaalsb Treses In Santiago They
Ara Worldae Bard an lha FarllOoatlaaa,
I hat Antmaaltloa la abort aad Feed I. nan-
I alar Lorn Oar Army la la Oo.d Health.
J Sptctal CabTt Dttpatefi to Tna 8tn.
If Sibonky, near Santiago de Cuba, June
20. It in very probable that by the tlmo
tho readers of Tun Son boo this de
spatch tho entire American army of In
vasion In Cuba will bo marching upon tho
doomed city of Santiago, and It Ik expected
that by 8 or 0 o'clock on Tuesday morning
. the troops will be almost within hailing
I distance of their objective point. This is
F likely to bo tho caso If there Is no sudden
change In tho plan of campaign, of which
there Is now no evidence.
., As told In tho despatches to The Sun,
8,000 troops, American and Cuban, occu
pied Scvllla on Saturday. Gen. "Wheeler
was In command there and with him wore
Gens'. Chaffee, Young and Lawton. At 0
o'clock on Sunday morning the advance
guard of the Americans was pushed for
i word about thrcp miles, halting and camp-
' lDg near San Juan, on the Guamo, about
four miles from Snntlngo. Tho ndvauce
was led by the Seventh Kegular Infantry,
commanded by Col. llenhnm.
Later tho entire First Brigade, under
Gens. Whcelor and Strong, moved for
ward and camped within two tulles of the
place occupied by I ho Sercnth Infpntry.
Included In this brigade In the Second
'Massachusetts Volunteers.
Tho Seveuty-flrst Now York Volunteers
(are still at Slbonoy, not yet having re
ceived orders to advance. They insisted Ih
tho lauding of a part of tho heavy artillery
there. Hoosevelt's rough riders are still
In the en in p that they pitched after their
skirmish with the enemy on Friday, when
Cspt. Capron, Capt, Luna, and Sergeant
Hamilton Fish and others ivero killed.
The Cuban troops, whose knowledge of
the country Js not equalled by tho Spaniards
n - llietrmelves, are fully a mile ahead of tho
most advanced Americans. They are in
. cntnp only a mile and ahalf from a Spanish
outpost in tho Sun Luis hills, a short, dis
tance east of Santiago. The Cubans occa
sionally exchange shots with tho enemy,
hntthls Is more In the way of diversion
than In tho hope of doing any damage, as
the range Is too great for either side to do
. any harm.
.Heavy nrtlllery Is being landed to day at
i , Baiqulrl. The task of landing theso guns
I is very great with tho meagre facilities at
; hand. The work, however, Is progressing
' an rapidly as possible. The guns will be
1 ' forwarded quickly to-morrow. The -whole
movement depends upon the arrival of the
I heavy artillery at the front, as the army
IV V will not be allowed to attack tho city and
lif Its outer defences until the guns arrive.
The delay thus far has been due entirely to
the time Involved In getting tho artillery
ashore. Soma of the guns are already well
on their way to the front, and four bat
terles and a Galling gunhavearrived there.
Gen. Wheeler and Gen. Strong and their
officers are chafing at the delay. Were It not
that Gen. Shatter had Issued an emphatic or
der Instructing them not to do so they would
probably hare attempted tocarry tho city
by assault before this. Gen. Shatter, how
ever, insisted that no useless risks should
i be taken. Ho evidently intends that what
work he bos to do shall bo done most thor
oughly, and he Is not taking any chances
of giving the enemy even a semblance of a
' victory. The suggestions of the hotheads
who desire to quickly attack the city, big
guns or not, hare no weight with blm. The
understanding is that the guns will be
ready for use to-morrow.
All the army, with the exception of the
First Brigade, is camped In the hills be
tween Baiqulrl and Slboney. All the men
ar anxious for the fighting to begin.
Their spirit Is excellent, despite the hard
ship and drudgery of campaigning In such
a country as this, and this argues well for
tb success of the attack when It is made.
It cannot be definitely learned whether
Gen. Shatter intends to take Santiago by
assault or compel the capitulation of the
plaoe by besieging it. It Is likely, how
ever, that a simultaneous attack will be
msdeby tho army nd Admiral Sampson's
-, fleet.
The correspond ent of Tin: Sun to-day
took a look orer the field of tho coming
i efmnMaWIfr?f!Vii?f'll .'iftt if. i'. I f- '
operations. He climbed a bill from which
a fine view could bo had of the entire olty
and all the Inner harbor. From the Span
ish hospital In the town was flying tho flag
of the Red Cross Society, to prevent the
building being fired upon by the Ameri
cans, This Is tho first time this flag has
ever been used by the Spaniards. It goes
without saying that it will bo respected by
the Americans, though there aro many of
the latter who bellevo It would receive
scant respect from tho Spaniards were tho
conditions reversed.
Tho enemy were busily engaged In
strengthening the defences of the town,
though It was evident that somo of their
work bad been commenced too late, they
apparently having waited until they knew
from which side tho attack would come.
There is no doubt that tho enemy sadly
miscalculated tho time tho Americans
would require to reach tho city. They
have found that their manana policy Is
not followed by the Yankees, with the re
sult that the Americans ore now almost at
their city before all the defences are completed.
From the position taken by Tnn Sun
correspondent n number of soldiers could
be seen working upon the fortifications,
and new Intrenchments were being built.
At one point the garrison of an outpost,
numbering probably 300 men, were trying
to erect a battery of good-sited guns. The
work had not progressed Tory far. Men
from a blockhouse thero were also being
employed In Intrenching the road.
Tl."i negroes who escaped frdm Santiago
uud were caught by Gen. Wheeler's men,
as told of lil yesterday's despatches to The
Sun, said that, In addition to the great scar
city of food In Santiago, the Spaniards are
badly scared by the rapid approach of tho
Americans. Almost a reign of terror pre
vails In the town, where It Ib believed
that 40,000 American troops have landed
and are marching on the city. All sorts
of tales are told of how the Americans are
ucting. Ouu story has it that they are
picking up Cubans as they go and are forc
ing them to carry guns and to fight In the
front. The women of the city are abso
lutely terror stricken because of the tales
that are told regarding the cruelties and
outrages perpetrated by tho hated Yan
kees, The Spaniards tell the Cubans that all
who leave the city will bo killed by the
Americans. They add that tho Cubans
who left tho city to Join the American
army were nil shot as soon as they got In
range of the Yankee guns. They also de
clare that the Americans are killing pacifl
cos, men, women, and children. Tho bet
ter class of Cubans know that all these
stories are false and are doing their best to
counteract them. They are not very suc
cessful, however, as the Spaniards claim
to have absolute proof of the stories they
tell.
The negroes, four of whom were captured,
Instead of two, as reported in yesterday's
despatches, also said that the Spaniards
were working bard to strengthen the forti
fications, especially tho San Luis battery,
which commands the inland entrance to
tho city.
Tho negroes added that tho soldiers who
fought the rough riders on Friday were
not in ambush, as the Americans thought,
but were retreating and were overtaken by
Col. Wood's men. When they beard the
Americans approaching, they thought that
they were being pursued, and turned and
tired upon the Americans. They then re
treated again toward the city, stIU firing
as they went.
When asked how many of the Spaniards
bad been killed, the only answer the ne
groes gave was "Many, many," with a
sweep olUhelr hands, over a company of
American soldiers standing near, Indicat
ing that that number had met their death
in the combat with the rough riders.
"How many were wounded!" was next
asked, to which the negroes responded
with the same " Many, many," sweeping
their hands over half regiment. They
could not or would not give any figures.
"Were any officers killed or wounded r
was then asked.
"The commander was wounded," the
negroes said, adding: "He was a Brest
officer, for the Spaniards took him to San
tiago In a carriage."
The Cuban soldiers say that, it -the
i
7
wounded offlcor was taken back to tho
olty In a carriage, he must have been of
very high rank.
The negroes confirm tho report that thero
are 12,000 soldiers In Santiago, and that
4,000 others are noar by. They declare
that ammunition in tiro city is running
low, and that this Is causing so much
anxiety that the matter is discussed by
military men in the cafes and othor publlo
places.
Tho possibility was suggested to Gon.
Garcia to-day, In the presence of Tins Suit
correspondent, of the Spaniards making
a detour with the object of coming
up behind the Americans and attacking
them In tho rear when the Americans at
tack the city, Gon. Garcia said that tho
outside limit of tho Spanish force in and
near Santiago was 14,000 men. Of these,
4,000 are sick, and of the rest not
more than 3,000 could bo spared for such a
manoeuvre as the ono suggested. Tho others
were absolutely necessary to man the forti
fications and trenches. Thoreforo thero
was no danger of the enemy attempting an
attack from tho rear.
! Milts. V V $"
OUR ADVANCE TO SANTIAGO.
On Siturday last our advance force occupied Bavilla. On 8undar afternoon the advance force
was at San Juan, on the Outma River, only four atlas from Santiago. The entire First Brlcads
was within two miles to the east, and the raet of the army Was tn route, creulnsr toward the front
A shows tha Dosttlon of a cogMdernble force of our Cuban allies, a mils nearer Santiago.
11 Is tha position of tho Spanish San LulS battery, a mile and a bait from Santiago. This
bnttery In particular threatens tha road along vthloh onr army is advaaotng.
C C shavra tho approximate position of Spanish intranebments on the north, est, and sooth
east of tho city.
Our he-ivy artillery was being landed both at Baiqulrl aad Slboney. ,
When questioned regarding the possibil
ity of the Spaniards receiving reinforce
ments, Gen. Garcia said that there was no
chanoe of their doing bo. Every road lead
ing to thoclty is held by the Cubans, who
were put there for the particular purpose of
preventing any accession to the Spanish
strength in tho town.
In the face of tho iunumerablo details
which have claimed his attention since the
flotilla of transports came to anchor off tho
Cuban coast, Gon. 8haf ter has not for an
Instant lost sight of the paramount im
portance of our Cuban allies In the opera
tions against Santiago. With a view of
avalllnc himself to the utmost of the pecu
liar services for which they are especially
fitted, he has had frequent conferences
with Gon. Garcia and tho other insurgent
loaders. A programme has been mapped
out with their complete concurrence, In
compliance with which several changes of
base have been made, all tending to bring
the Cubans into closer touch with the at
tacking army and Shatter's headquarters.
The main portion of Garcia's men have
been threatening Santiago on tho west.
To-doy they are being landed at Juragua
slto, a little .west of Slboney. They num
ber about 2,000 men, and four of the Amer
ican troopships were detailed to make the
transfer. As fast as they are put ashore
they are marched to Juragua, where
there Is already an Insurgent force of
about the same strength. Thus there will
be concentrated within Immediate reach of
headquarters, counting In tho scouts and
skirmishers at tho head of the column, a
Cuban force of fully 4,000 men. practically
all the fighting Insurgents near the city of
Santiago de Cuba.
In addition to the thorough system of
American outposts with whloh Gen. Shatter
Is protecting the lino of march and all the
important positions which he designs to
occupy, It is his plan to reinforce these out
posts In overy quarter with strong detach
ments of Cubans, thus taking advantage of
their knowledge of the country and the
skill acquired in long months of bush
whacking warfare against the Spaniards.
It Is known that the Spaniards under
Gen. Fareja at Calmanera, near Guantana
mo, will make desperate efforts to retreat
to SantlBKO. This force numbers 3,000
njen, A forco of Cubans equally as largo
holds tho roads leading from Guantanamo,
and it Is believed that it will be Impossible
for Gen. Paroja to cut his way through,
Meanwhllo the marines and tho warships
in Guantanamo Bay are constantly ha
rassing Gen. Poreja's force and threaten
ing them with annihilation.
The strateglo importance of Guantanamo
Baysnd of the base established at Camp
McCalla by the landing of our marines be
comes apparent when the situation at Bai
qulrl and Juraguaalto to the west If, con
sidered. Both of these places are merely
open roadsteads affording good anchorage
In fair weather, but a storm would
cut off communication between the
fleet and the shore. Moreover it would b
dangerous work for the transports to at
tempt to ride out a gale In such an exposed
position, while at the best bad westher
would cut off communications only tem
porarily with the army.
It is atfmlnsfc Just such a contlngenoy that
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the importance of Guantanamo Bay has
recommended itsolf to tho American au
thorities. Tho bay affords perfect shelter
and abundant anchorage room for all the
ships, with the additional advantage that
the warships can coal there at their lclaurd
In all sorts of weather.
With this In mind steps are being taken
to strengthen our position at Camp McCalla
and effectually forestall tho possibility of a
successful movement against It on the part
of the Spanish.
Tho report of tho negroes that the Span
iards in Santiago aro short of ammunition
Is confirmed from two othor sources. There
Is little doubt that tho Spaniards ore In a
desperate condition.
To-duy Gen, Garcia recolved a cable de
spatch from Gen. Miles saying:
" Wo aro enthuslastlo over your conduct.
Warmest congratulations."
Gen. Garcia also recolved another de
spatch from Gen, Miles, as follows :
"Pleoso answer officially your acceptance
of plans and promise of co-operation,"
Gen. Garcia replied-
" Tho Cuban army under me can always
be depended upon to cooperate under your
direction."
Tho force commanded by Gen. Garcia Is
increasing In strength dally. Becrults aro
constantly coming in, and as soon as they
are armed they nre sent to the field. Most
of the recruits are despatched In tho direc
tion of Guantanamo to help hold back Gen.
Pareja's troops If they attempt to relnforco
Gen. Linares In Santiago. Gen. Garcia's
headquarters are now at Slboney, but he
will move to-morrow to San Juan, four
miles from Santiago.
Gen. Shatter still maintains his head
quarters on the steamer Seguranca, but he
will move with the army.
Gen, Garcia la enthuslastlo In his support
of the Americans. It seems that there Is
nothing In bis power that he Is unwilling
to do to show his appreciation of the aid
tho United States is giving to achieve
Cuban independence. Ho has issued orders
that any Cuban who charges any American
for any service, or who accepts any money
from tho Americans, shall bo shot.
Tho Spanish residents pf towns whero
tho American and 'Cuban armies are tn
camp will be permitted to remain without
being harmed, but they must work to aid
In widening tho roads to Santiago. The
roads are now only four feet wide. The
carriages of the heavy guns aro six feet
wide, and the roads must be widened to
allow their passage. This Is tho main rea
son for the delay li. the operations.
So far the health of the army has bean
good. To day the engineers and doctors
docided to burn the hospitals and all build
ings suspected of being centres of con
tagion. To-night many buildings here and
at Baiqulrl are blazing, lighting up the
surrounding country. The railroad round
house here has been converted Into a gen
eral hospital. Most of the wounded rough
riders are doing well, but several of them
will die of the effects of their injuries.
The chief complaint of all the soldlors la
tho scarcity of supplies. This scarcity is
caused by the slow work of unloading the
transports. A high sea is running, which
makes it difficult tohandlethesmall boats,
many of which have been smashed.
Two Spanish soldiers walked Into camp
here to-day and gave themselves up. They
said that they were tired of tho Spanish
Army, where they received no money and
no food. The Cubans believed they were
spies and wanted to shoot them, but the
Americans would not permit It. Precau
tions have been taken, however, to prevent
the men, it they aro spies, from taking In
formation to the enemy. They are kept
under a close guard, and no opportunity
will bu afforded them to escape.
oonnicsPUXDJiNTa zit ha noun.
Mr. Marahalla Critical Coadltlaa riava Two
Reerttra nana Captured t
gaalal Call D.ualcA It Taa Sra.
Sibomet near Santiago de Cuba, June
20. Edward Marshall, the correspondent,
who was severely wounded during the
fighting on Friday near Sevlllo, Is still on
the hospital ship Olivette. His condition
is about tho same. The physicians hold out
little hope of his recovery.
Two -correspondents, one representing a
Boston paper and the other a Cincinnati
journal, aro reported to bavo been cap
tured by the Spaniards, They have been
missing now for two days. The corre
spondent of The Sun thinks it better, In
order to save their friends from anxiety,
not to give their names until it is learned
definitely whether they aro In the hands of
the enemy.
TUIB nVSBIAN XUJIKATXHa VS.
We will Not Ba Permitted te Bemkard IpauUu
Ceaat Tewai.
(' Catila D4uatoh It Tarn Bos.
PAnis, June 27, A Itunlan correspondent of
the Figaro, referring to the uneasiness felt in
St. Petersburg over the Spanish outlook, repre
sents Hulila as not being pleased with the pros
peat of the United States taking the Pnllip
pines, wbllo, the corretpondent says, ahe will
hardly, if at all, brook an American inourslon
Into Spanish waters. ,
The sendlnR of a squadron to bombard Span
isu ooast cities might lead to the most serious
contequonoes. The threat of sending a squad
ron to Spain has already resulted In an ax
change of vlevrs by tbe powers. If it Is repeated
it will lead to a declaration analogous to th
Monroe doctrine. '
Sllvela Ceaftora villa Ike Qaeaa Besaat.
aMfal call D.f.)i it Taa sv
Uadiud, June 27. Benor Bllvela, the leader
of th? Conservatives, had a conference with tha
Quels Regent to-day.
WATCHING F0U CEKVEUA.
all oun bio antra Attn olxts.
xttnitD orr Santiago.
Tka Texaa. lawa and Oreaea Ara leaa Than
rear Slllae freaa (ha Kaeaty eaaa-Twa
Oaabeala Saard Baeta Araar aVaadlas aad
tka St. Kala ta an Daly at llkeaey Rarly
aa Sunday Moraine- tha Vreutlue TVekn I'p
( Saatlasn with Three Mere Oaaoottoa
Sheila Tha Barthaaaka Thrower" BleW
Another Chank Oat or tha tTni.rt Battery.
Sixcial Carle Dtittlch to Tns Bus.
8moNBT, neah Santiago dk Cuba, June
20. Extraordinary precautions have been
taken to prevent tho cscapo of Admiral
Corvera's squadron slnco it was learned
that tho wreck of tbo Morrlmao docs not
completely block tho Santiago channoh
Admiral Sampson's fleet now oft Santiago
comprises tho New York, Iowa, Oregon,
Massachusetts, Texas, New Orleans, De
troit, Brooklyn, Helena, Machlas, Scorpion,
Gloucester, Suwanco, Hornet, Dupont,
Porter, Ericsson, and Vesuvius. Two gun
boats are guarding each army landing, and
the auxiliary cruiser St. Louis is at Slbo
noy. Tho health of tho men of the fleet Is
perfect.
All tho big ships of the fleet arokopton
duty far off shore. Some of them are
standing off six miles from tho entrance of
the harbor. The Texas, Iowa and Oregon
aro less than four miles off. The small
Teasels aro muoh closer In shore.
Tho Suwnnoe, Capt. .Dolahanty, to-day
ran In within a mllo and a halt of tbe en
trance and paraded up and down In front
of Morro Castle and In front of all the land
batteries for hours, but could not draw the
enemy's fire. Tho Spaniards, however,
could be seen standing at their guns.
At 1 o'clock this morning tho dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius, which the Spaniards,
since theyhavo learned her awful destruc
tive powor, call the "carthquako thrower,"
was ordered to creep up close to the en
trance to Santiago harbor and throw
three more .f her shells, each of which
weighs COO pounds. Tho moon was
shining brightly, but the high hills along
tho coast threw a long shadow seaward,
and Into this tho Vesuvius crept unseen
by tho enemy. Sho steamed along until
sho was within COO yards of Morro Castle.
Then she stood boldly out Into the open
sea and swung around bo that her guns
boro on the shore.
In a little while was heard the "cough"
of ono of her pneumatic guns, and the first
shell went sailing over tho crest of the hill
on tho east or city nide of tho entrance. A
moment after tho shell had left the gun
there was a mighty crash, as of thunder,
and a flash of light lit the heavens for miles.
It seemed to those who watched tho shot as
If the whole south side of Cuba bad been,
blown up. The shot caused great excite
ment ashore. LIghta were seen immedi
ately flashing In and around Morro Castle,
and in the moonlight men were visible run
ning about in a most excited manner. It
was thought that tho enemy would open
Are on the Vesuvius, but there was no
answering gun.
Tho Vesuvius moved swiftly along and
two other shells wore thrown qulokly, one
at tho western battery and tho other over
the battery. The nolso and flash of tho ex
plosions wero terror-Inducing. Then tho
Vesuvius, moving at a highrate of speed,
ran out of range of the enemy's guns.
At daylight it was seen that the second
shell had blasted another chunk out of the
western battery, pait of which was In ruins.
Plenty of guns remain there, however. Tbe
effect of the third shell could not be seen
'from tho Bea.
After the Vesuvius bad reached a place
of safety tbe other ships moved up and
continued their monotonous task of watch
ing for Admiral Cervera's fleet. The rest
of the night was quiet.
To-day some of the smaller ships shelled
the coast near the army camps. TIiIb was
merely precautionary work to make the
neighborhood unsafe for stray Spaniards.
OUJt HABIXJSa AT CAMP U'OALLA.
They Ara Aaitoua for Ordora ta Captare the
Spaattk OarrlaoB at Calmanera.
f.o(a! Call Dtt paleH to Til Suit.
SinoNET, near Santiago do Cuba, June
20. The First Battalion of marines at
Camp McCalla, Guantanamo Bay, are dis
playing the greatest anxiety to march upon
and capture tho Spanish garrison at OaW
nianera. They say that, with tbe help ot
tho Cubans, they can easily do It In half a
day, but as yet the army and navy officers
refuse to give their consent, Tho men are
anxious to wreak vengeance on tho Span
lards for the death of their comrades, and
thoy will receive orders to move against
Calmanera with enthusiasm.
There Is no sickness among the marines.
Those ot the battalion who were wounded
are now nearly well, and will be in condi
tion to fight again soon.
Verelaa ITareklaa to Meet Bower.
Srtttal Coble Juatoai te Taa Sea.
Berlin, Juno 87. Tbo German cruiser Prin
cess Wllbelm arrived at Manila on Monday last.
Vienna. Juno 27. The Austrian corvette
Fruudsber? arrived at Singapore on Juno 24.
Sbe will proceed to Manila.
oar Traniperte Ret Yet at Manila.
Spttial Cablt iuali (a Tns Sua.
Mamiiu, Juno 23, via Uong Kong, Juno 27,
As 7t none of tha transports conveying re
inforcement to AUmlraJ Dewey has arrived
hero. "
Thousand I.land. at tow rates, July td to Bth. 'lib
In aud boatlaf. special relet at botela. Sea New
fork Central Tiotet Ageat (er panioulara-4a'it
v ,
CAMAtl.t lit TUB OASAl.T
no ttno tteea Ordered tn On to Sari-tVhere
Will He Cot Coal l
Spteial CH fttwateh to Tns Bun
Madrid. June 27. Orders havo been sent to
Admiral Camnra to go through the canal to
Suet. It Is supposed that his squadron is now
In tbe canal.
Seflorjkunon, Minister of Marine, gives em
phatlo denial toVtho statement that the war
ships of Admiral Cnmara's fleet wero lightered
by tbo removal ot their iruna.&c In order that
they might pass through tbo Sues Canal.
Qreat Britain Is regarded as being responsible
.for Egypt's opposition to Admiral Camara coal
ing the vessels of bis squadron at Suez Canal
porta. Tho Government and nnvnl and military
ofllcers aro greatly dlspleasod, but Soflar Aunon,
Minister ot Marino, professes to bopo that the
coaling ot tho vessels w ill be nrranirod. becauso
tho Spanish Transatlantic Steamship Company
has depots at Aden. Colombo, and Singapore,
and Qreat Britain, to whom theso throe ports
belong, has not declared coal contraband.'
Elsowhere It Is declared that Egypt's attitudo
will be mado a protoxt for recalling tho
squadron with the ideaot chocking American
aggression.
London, June 27. It is believed that tho
conference on Saturday between Lord
Salisbury and Ambassador Hay related to
the coaling of Admiral Camera's squad
ron, but nothing positive has boen
learned regarding tho matter. Tho subject
will bo brought beforo tho House ot Commons
to-morrow, when Mr. James II. Ualzlal will ask
whether arrangemebts. wore made with
tho agents ot an English firm at Port
Said to supplr tho Spanish warships
with coal, and whether In viovv of
Great Britain's neutrality proclamation pre
cautions had been taken to Insure their only
receiving enough coal to onablo them to roach
the nearest Spanish port.
Pout Said, June 27. Unon the application of
the United States Consul tho Egyptian Govern
ment will not pormlt Admiral Camara's fleet to
coal at Suez Canal ports until further orders.
Itous. Juno 27. The Aoenzia Liberal asserts
that Italy has privately informed Spain that
Admiral Camera's squadron will on no account
be allowed to coal at any of tho Italian ports on
the Ited Sea.
A It ACE TO HT.tlTtLA, MAIBB.
Can. BXerrltt TTateuInc Caaara'i Fleet Tbe
Third Biprdltloa Salle.
San FitANCtsco, June 27. Tho third Manila
expedition sailed this afternoon, tho Indiana
leading and the Morgan City Ohio, and City of
Para following. Thousand! on tboplerscheerod
when the anchors were weighed and the steam
whistles announced tho departareof the vessels.
Qcn. Merritt will leave on the Nowport on
Wednesday, as ho Is convinced that it will be a
race to Manila between tbo transports and
Camara's fleet. The transports which sallod to
day had Instructions to remain at Honolulu no
longer than was absolutely necessary. They
will proceed to Manila as If den. Merritt wero
not to aocompany them. Tho Newport will get
away early on Wednesday. It is possible that
tho Valencia will sail to-morrow, but tho pres
ent plan Is to have ber leavo with the Newport.
It they go together thoy will arrivo in Honolulu
only a few hours after the first ships of tho ex
pedition, and will hurry their doparture for
Manila.
Although there are rcosous for believing that
the Spantah fleet now at the Snoz Canal will be
reo&lled, the Government does not doslro to take
any chances. Gon. Merritt and his officers hold
a long consultation on this snbjcct to-day and
did somo telegraphing to Washington, from
whore thoy received information to convince
them that. If Manila is really the destination of
tho Spanish fleet, tho latter can beat the Ameri
can transports by at least two days, and might
make It Interesting to the troops aboard tbe
American ships, tien. Merritt Is determined to
rush this expedition nnd avoid danger.
Washington. Juno 27. The Government has
closed a contract with tho Paclflo Mail 'Steam
ship Company tor tho uso of the transpacific
linor Peru as a transport. This, with the City of
Puebla. chartered several daya ago, forms a
good nucleus of a fleet ot transports to bo ob
tained for tho next expedition to the Philippine
Islands. Capt. Uecker. who has charge of all
negotiations for transports, is considering other
vcasels on the Pacific coast which may be char
tered to sail with the Puobla and Peru.
SPAIN'S Tlllttn SQVADltON.
Workmen Are Patchlnc I'D the VeaaMa aa Fast
aa Pea.lblr.
Srtctal Cablt Dapatchti to Tub stix
Madrid, Juno 27. A despatch from Cadiz
says the Spanish Ironclad Vltorla and tho
cruiser Alfonso XII. havo left Caraca Arsenal,
Tbo now cruiser Isla de Cuba la having hor guns
mounted and a hundred additional workmen
are hastening tbo work on the Princess de
Asturlas.
The Duke of Najara, Military Govornor of
Cadis, reports that tbe batteries at Puerto
Santa Maria and Rota, respectively to tho
northeast and northwest of Cadiz, are in a very
satisfactory condition with the exception of
three guns at Ilota, which aro defective. It has
been docided to mount four additional guns be
tween Rota and Candelaria as a precaution
against American Invasion, of which the au
thorities aro apprehensive.
OidhaLtar, June 27. The third Spanish
squadron, consisting of tho Vltorla, Alfonso
XIL, Numanclo, Lepanto, Cardonal Clsneros
and the former North German Lloyd steamer
Havel, has been orderod to assemble at Cadiz
with the least possible delay. Admiral Harrosa
will command tbe squadron.
PEACE MOVEMENT IN CATALONIA,
The Barcelona Chamber or Cnm.ro. De
elarea That It la Favor ar Peaer.
Butial Cablt Detputolut to Tat Suit.
Madrid, Juno 37. Tho peace movement in
Catalonia coatlnuea to gain strength, Tbe
Chambor of Commerce o Barcelona, which
haa hitherto held aloof from tbe agita
tion In favor of peace, has now rssolved
to inform the Government that it is
in favor of peace. The step was doubtless
prompted by a realization that order and secur
ity are threatened by tbe Impending enforced
ldleneas ot many worklngmen through tbe
economlo crisis. Industry Is throttled, and fac
tories contlnuo to close.
A commission composed of tbe Alcalde of
Barcelona, the provincial members ot tho
Chamber of Deputies, and several manu
facturers have arrived in Madrid. I'rirao
Minister Sagasta will accord them an
interview, Tbo commission will propose
that certain puhllo worke which can be paid for
out of tbe local resources be undertaken forth
with without tbe ordinary official clrcumloeu-tlon.
NO PEACE JUST TET,
Spata Sara lha Will Ask far Mediation Only
Arter a Ueolalvo Dereat.
Sjj.clal Cabla Dupalckit to Tin Bus.
London, Juno 27 Tbe latest peace talk Is
contributed by the Vienna correspondent of the
Chronictt, who says he has learned from an au
thoritative source that Spain was unofficially
sounded as to whether she was prepared to ask
for peace. Tho reply was that sho w ould only re
quest mediation after a decisive defeat. Hith
erto sho bad seen no reason to ask fur tbo good
offices of the powers.
Madrid, June 27. Duke Almodovar de Rio,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, rclterutes that tho
rsportu of peace negotiations are unfounded.
Ueavy Shipments from Palnad.
Carload of Poland water arrive dally at the hew
Ketai depot, S Parai zdaoo, user Broadway. A4u.
TO ATTACK SPAIN'S PORTS -
orPJCIAI. ANNOVNOBUBNT UABXt - jfl
BT TUB tfArr-DBPAItTXBltr. " ' J 1 1
A Fly tns tnaren Which Will Include ttM , jlfl
nattlrebtpe Oreeaa aad lawa Ilaa Boob Ota , M
dared to the Soaalah Coast ladtr Oeaamaaa t M
er Commodore Wataon, Who trill Use to ' L
cruiser ftenark aa Ilia Flacthlp-th AnaW I t ?ij
lllary Cruiser Tan her, Manaed by th ffetf J
York Naval Hllltla, andtho koseralta aaA j ,
Dlale MnveiAlso Bor-n Selected Aaelnei f
and Squally stronc Soadroa May Fellow. if.
WASHiKaTON, Juno 27. When tho Navy Ds ft
pertinent announced to-day that a squadron '' '
under Commodore J. C. Wntionrould bo aoal I J
to Spain, a Brest many people regarded It as ft ?
bluff. Thoy said that If tho department really'
contemplated such an offensive programme V
the fact would not be spread broadcast through ij
the press. Thoso poople were mistaken. Com- " (
modoro Watson's squadron will go, toJ A
Spain to do buslnoss, and will go soon. Iff l
Is th intention "ot the Navy Department -, S
to send It to tho Mediterranean without regard " a
to whether Admiral Camara's reserve fleet con J;
tlnues its course toward the Philippine oris. '
turns to home waters. That the department hasB
other plans of a charaoter more radical is atws , ;
parent from disclosures made to-day. The IndW t.
cations are that a second squadron, strong i
than Watson's, will go to augment him In M f
very short time. t
Tnc Sun has told from tlmo to time about
the consideration given by tbe Naval Wat" J
Board to the question of despatching a strong? ;
squadron to Spanish waters. When It was rV 1
ported to this Government that Camara's flotW
was bound for the Philippines th Navy Das' 1
partment decided that a formidable naval f
forco should bo organlzod tor carrying tho i,
war Into the homo waters of the ea! 'I
emy. Evorythinu; has been arranged for i1
perfecting the plan. Commodore Watson was V
chosen to bo commander-in-chief of the now
formation, and the vessels composing It wero v
selected with spoctal reference to their speed ''
and steaming radius. It was the Intention to
postpono tbe actual formation or tho squadron 1
until the Spanish ships under Camara had
passed into tho Suez Canal. Many ofllcers bo- S
lleved that Camara would not go furtbor than f'
Port Said, the canal's western entrance, and i
looked on the flying squadron scheme as some- 3
thing that would never bo brought to 1
a head. A sudden change in tho depart-
meat's determination oame to-day, whon official
news was received that Camara was preparing
to take his vessel through tbe canal. It was
decided not to wait for a contlnuod eastern I
movement Ot Camara beforo organizing the '&
squadron, but to direct tbo formation lmme- I
dlately and ssnd tt to Spain without regard to -i
whothor Camara remained at Fort Bald or r (
turned to Carthagena or Cadiz. In other f
word, tho fijlug squadron-da- &'?$$?;& t ms
enemy's country to carry out an often- a
Slve programme; Camara's return will not ''' -"1
chango the determination to inflict punish-
ment on the Spanish at homo. Beforo the "f
manoeuvres contemplated by the Government f
are concluded It 1b the hope ot tbo Admlnistra-
tion that several Spanish ports will be badly ! ' f
damaged and Camara's floet destroyod. That la
the work cut out for Commodore Watson and i
another flag officer who will command a second
squadron. Whon President McKinley had ap- ' i
proved tho recommendation of tbe War Board ' j
that tbe flying equadron be formed Immediately " j
and sent to Spain without delay tho department 'i ,
announced the fact In an official bulletin a fol -' )
lows: 4 J
"Oommodors Watson sails to-day tn tha ?
cruiser Newark to Join Admiral Sampson at Ban-
tlago, where ho will take under his command Si
an armored squadron, with cruisers, and pre- t
ceed at once to the Spanish coast." j I
Shortly thereafter this statement was given to 1 1
The Son by the Bureau of Navigation : 1 1
"Commodore J, A. Howell le assigned te the f ;
command of the first squadron of th North ; .
Atlantic fleet. ,j
"Commodore W. S. Fjohloyls assigned te the ' 1
command of the second squadron ot the North ' -i
Atlantlo fleet. V '
"Commodore John C. Watson 1 assigned to v j
tbe 'command ot tbe Eaatorn squadroo. Tb
Eastern squadron will bo composed ot th fol- ' I
lowing Ivesssls: Flagship Nowark, battleship J
Iowa, battleship Oregon, cruiser Yosetnlte,
cruiser Yankee, cruiser Dixie, and tho colliers j
Sclndla, Abarenda and Alexander. This squad-"
ron will sail for the coast of Spain shortly."
Subsequent to this another official bulletin '
was posted In which it was said that "this j
squadron will sail for tbe ooast ot Spain Imias-
dlately." Although very frank In its announce- '?.
mente, the department did not take the publlo i ('
into its confidence fully. Its plan Is muoh
broader than generally understood. While 11
cannot be said definitely that a second squadroa j
will follow Watson's, that appears to be the j
presont lntontlon, and the Indications are that
it will be much stronger than that offioiuUy I
designated a the Eastern. Tho name of Rear
Admiral Sampson is belngconsldered In conneo '
tlon with tbe command of the combined fleet.
It appears probable that after the Porto Rico
campaign, and porhaps directly after Santiago
haa fallen, bo will take to tho Mediterranean a
strong force of naval vessels, Including armr- '
elads, protected cruisers, and auxiliaries. Un- wjL
dor tho plan in contemplation he will have w'a
tho cooperation of Commodore Watson In '11
bombarding Spanish forts and in running 91
down Camara's floet. The probabilities ar l
that after both squadrons havo inflloted dan- fl
age to Spaalsb interests in tho Mediterranean, W
one squadron will take up Camara's trail, Ju
whether or not he has gone into tbe Paclflo, ,
while tho other will guard agulnet the chanc of v
bis esoape back to Spain. Tbe scheme is to
catch Camera between the two divisions and $
destroy his ehlps, ss Donor destroyod tbe Span- ..
Ish fleet in Manila Bay, It is to teach Spain by
radical moans that ber struggle with th United '
States Ishopelesi that Watson's Eastern squad- $
ron Is to be formed. ' f
Ihe Madrid Ministry's failure to appreciate '
that n prolongation of tbe struggls will only )
bring nioro misery and the lose ot additional '
territory has somowhat nettled tbo Admlnistra- 3
tion. Nobody in authority hero believes that 1'
Camera is going all tb way to the Philippines. f !
although tbe pretence of 4,000 soldiers on thev II,'.
transports under his command has caused a few f,&
ofrtolalstn have somo doubt on tbe subject. Bu Ajf
Ihe Administration does not propoto to stanbV ',
i ii. more such, threats aa that contained la. 1 S
Ilium, louncement that Camara would at tempi ul
to retake Mou.Ij Plainly th Administratis M

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