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i) b U md up, . Th mort tba temerity of the
f namy'aMlp.sw.n despatching nsvel fort
II to th Philippine! Vras considered the easier
t cams the determination to strike a blow where
tt would bo felt most. Few people in Spain
h J reallxethepbwerofth United States to carry
? en tbe war to a successful conclusion. The Span
ji isb Government has kept the country in igno
g xasce of the futility of continuing to cope with
K, "Vie United States. It is principally to show the
g subjects of tho Qusen Iteuent that tho United
R .States can wag war in Spanish waters as well
St a Ih those nearer Its own shores that tho Rait
l em squadron will sail for tho shores of Spain.
If' If tho punishment Inflicted on coast towns and
M I Government shipyards Is not sufficient to make
Upaln su for peace or tho people demand an
. t .' ending of the war, tho aggression will be con
Bt AH tinned on a larger scale.
K M The primary objeot of Commodore Watson's
i,u tnltslon will be to destroy tbe three armored
B 1 1 ' cruisers Cardenal Clsneros, Catalans, and
If. r; Prlncesa.de Asturlas, now reaching completion
B at Spanish shipyards. Tho Clsneros is being
I )f built at Ferrol. the Cataluna at Cartagena, and
B t 5 the Asturlas at Carraca. These vessels are sisters
I J of tho Carlos V., one of Camara's fleet, and are
km m to be magnificent ships. Cadiz will almost cer-
;, jf talnlybe Tlstted by Watson, and he will also
B II probably shell Canary Island cities. Ills principal
I V I Work, however, will be in bombarding the Span
j ' I Ish dock yards at Ferrol, Carraca. and Cartagena,
I BE J ' I and destroying tho armored cruisers named.
K I,- Whether be will establish a baso of supplies In
i - ,the Mediterranean is not disclosed, but it la
hinted that ho may take possession of Couta.
Spain's penal settlement In Africa, and use Its
V harbor for cooling purposes. Ho will carry with
i him three colliers, and, as loading nt sea Is an
k unsatisfactory process, he limy decido to seek
thesholterot sorao Spanish harbor to fill tho
I ' 'bunkers of his fighting ships.
t Meanwhile tho Spanish reserve fleet is at
! Port Bald awaiting a doclslon of the Urllish Gov
) ernment on a protest mnde by the bnltcdStatos
Consul there against permitting it to coal.
According to tho advices sent to this Got ern
j ' 'tnent, there are 10,000 tons of coal for tho Span
( i ish ships at Port Said. England has declared
coal contraband of war and the United Statcu
, i Consul wants tho princtplo applied to
. - 'Camara's fleet. Naval olllclala say that If
Bjf. w , ' 'he does not secure fuel at Port Sold,
Bjj the cruise to tho East must be abandoned,
Bjr F , and according to these samo offlcora that
Hj I i is something for which tho Ministry at Madrid
Br v 'is dovoutly praj Inc. Under England's neutral
ity fr : 'fly declaration Camara enn get Just enough
H- &' ,' coal to carry him back to the nearest Spanish
B!' a port. He Is in a bad fix, whichever nay tho
Bt ' British authorities tv 111 decide the coal qucs
flf fi 'tlon, for Watson will meet hliu In the Medlter
K J f rancan or the Paclllo if the present plans do not
ft ' miscarry.
Bj , The first advices to this Government about
tt the arrival of the Spanish fleet at Port Said
Mr E ! 'showed that It was composed of tho battleship
jji V ! Pslayo. the armored cruiser Carlos V., the
III- P, ' torpedo-boat catchers Audaz, Ozada, and Pros
Ilit ft ' erpltia; the auxiliary cruisers Patriota and
In F Sapido. formerly the Hamburg-American liners
B- H 'Columbia and Xorniannla, each carrying twelve
Bjlt guns; the auxiliary cruisers Uuenos Aires, ten
It I : -runs, and lata do Panay, two guns, and the
Bjr, f three unarmored transports Colon, CovadoDgn,
Ij J and San Francisco. The transports carry 4,000
m I ' troops. Some troops are also on board the war
B I c 8 ships. Later advices say that some more tor
si pedo-bout destroyers are with the fleet, but the
1 i Qovernment has not secured trustworthy con
K ,, xlrmattonof this news. Tbe information given
Bj 4 the Government is that these new destroyers
K j r were built in Ourmany for the Chinese Govern
W I : nent and sold to Spain without the knowledge
K! I ' of th United States. An effort Is being made
Kjj I' to obtain somothlnE acourate on this subject.
Bit While greater in numbers than Watson's
m) ' if squadron, tho Spanish fleet docs not compare in
B li ' J power to that of the American tommandor.
B.I f The battleships Iowa and Oregon are far su
BiJ i i perior to tho battleship Polayo and the armored
Bji I S crulcer Carlos V while not one of the other
mis I- Spanish ships compares with the rebuilt New
BS g ark. as fine a cruiior of her type as there
'I? S ' '" '" tuc worl(1, 'lll Newark has received
Jlr re ' !new en:ines ani boilers and a battery of mod
Kfii & r cru raI,ld'llro Runs. Her speed and fighting
BkHi i ability bavo been greatly increased. None of
Hjl: I thofciianlaU auxiliaries compares with theDlxIe,
BSU; I yosemltc and Yankee. Each has a main battery
iBu f J of 6 liiLh or 0 IiilU rapid-fire guns, and a deck
B I 'J ;' protection of steel has been installed since they
Bl B a ' were purchased by the Government from the
B J 1 Morgan line.
B'j g ' Owlnt to tho fact that one of the colliers can-
BflB f not maintain a creator speed than 10 miles an
BBj - I : hour and the others only 2 knots better, the
B 1 American squadron will not proceed across the
BB' j 1 ocean at greater rato than 10 knots. At
BBj ' I that speed the vessels can travel 0,000
BB . ! miles without recoallng. All tbe vessels will
BE- r B0t have to fill their bunkers so frequently,
B ' howovsr. The Iowa, for example, has a steam-
H ' lng radius of 7,400 miles at ten knots with
H j 8,000 tons, and tbe Oregon a radius of 16,000
M : .- knots at ton knots on 3,000 tons. Tbe colliers
K ; i have a combined capacity of 13,000 tons.
!&- A finer set of commanndlng ofllcers of the
up .li ' ' fighting ships of tbe Eastern squadron could not
jE- ' have been selected. Capt. Robley Evans is
W j I ' famous for his love of hostile action. Capt. CL
K ' . s ' Clark of the Oregon, who brought that magnifl
; Jp '2 t c cent Ironclad all the way round to Key West
fit; "i , i from Sou Francisco to augment Admiral Samp-
Ef ton's fleet, wanted to tackle Cervera'a Cape
'St' I y. Terde squadron single-handed, and was dlsap-
SC ' I pointed because he did not encounter tho seven
Ntf Tstsels of tho enemy, four of them armorclads,
'?' ' , en his race up the South American coast, Capt.
HE - ' A. S. Barker of tho Nowork is one of the quietest
K ' men in the navy, but he knows how to handle
, t, a ship splendidly and has a reputation for
!( pluck. Tbe Yankee, under Commander W. IT.
Brownson, is manned by New York naval mill-
j tlamen. Commander Brownson is the man who
'If' '17 took the Detroit past two formidable Drazlllan
'"Ft vy Insurgent armorclads, and fired a shot into one
'HP r ' of them for attempting to stop an American mer-
'III F ' ehantman from going Into Illo Harbor. He Is one
, . j f of the best-liked men In the service, and as much
(Jw I of a fighter as Capt. Evans. Commander W. II.
S'f I' X Emory of the Yostmite is also an olllcer whose
Jftl I ' courage baa been tested and not found wanting,
K I ' and Commander C. II. Davis of the Dixie Is as
BLjB ; careful and conscientious in the performance of
ISs bis duty and as good an officer as there Is In the
m'&L ft ' navy. The Dixie has a crew of Maryland naval
fix ' militiamen. The Yosemlte's crew is composed
Bur i '" et Michigan naval reserves. The three colliers,
I Sr H ! '. te -'berando, tbt Alexander and the Sclndla,
I W I i w- ar oon-manded respectively by Commanders M.
T f l B- Buferd, W. T. Burwell and B. Watson.
IJ.i s " Commodore John Crittenden Watson has a
'41 V n0 recoro 1TS" Lieutenant on Farragut'a
B If I ) flagship in the famous attack on Forts Philip
BP ,' and Jackson, and it was Watson who twice
Hill I l! Strapped rarracut to the mast at the letter's re
H M l U quest. He was Captain of the Mare Island
IBJ!S i W Navy Yard some years ago. The long
BB' 'ft I V prairie grass In the yard caught fire onu
B,v ft H J '? an the blaze threatened the mag
BB ' 41 axlne. The marines and employees of the
BB 7-v j J yard started to flood the magazine Just as
BBJ jl 7 ' I Watson arrived. He stopped the attempt to
BBjf i spoil the ammunition, and going on top of the
BBlF 1 I magoslae played a hose so successfully on the
mmW i S 1 burnlnr arrass that the building, tbe powder,
k B I and many lives were saved. Commodore Wat
JJ 9 sen changed his flag from tho .Montgomery to
S . the Newark at Key West to-day and sailed for
Vi I I Santiago. There he will find tbe other vessels
i - ' of his squadron. It Is not probable that these
can be coaled and otherwise prepared for tbe
, " J long voyage to Spain before Santiago is taken.
i ' t The chanves made by the formation of the east
- . I jrn squadron and the assignment of Commodore
I; Howell to succeed Commodore Watson In
onarge of tho northern Cuban blockading
i I squadron do not affect the relative positions of
M ' Admiral Sampson and Commodore Sibley. Ati
B' mlral Sampson will have supreme command
K of the naval force off Santiago and in the
S , the West Indies, Including Howell's squadron,
R. and Commodore Schley will be the commundrr
W r of the division operating In connection with
tt. Gen. Shatter's army corps. While Schley is
ft , otllclallr In command of all the vessels oft
B v Santiago tbe arrangement will be continued by
9" .' 4 which these ships are divided into two sections,
& J ', one under Sampson and tho other under Schley,
Hr I with Sampson commandsr-in-chlsf.
BBU' W ! 1 I The northern patrol squadxon, formerly under
F i li ' Howell, will be gradually dlssohed, leaving
(ji patrol work to be performed by the mosquito
HB1 ,is "et and the coast slicnal men. Howell will
'n probably take tbe Ban Francisco, his flagship, to
HB1. 1! , Key Wst. lea lng only the Columbia, Mlnne-
! v ' spoils, Prairie. Dadgor and Katitbdtn and the
HBBill 2 collier Southerly ou patrol duty. Later on the
HBBi l ' Columbia and Minneapolis will probably be
HBB. v ' detached for assignment to Watson's eastern
1 v I : squadron in a second division to bo sent to
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to arAiN's o6jlt.
fee Baltlnklps Are the flew r Oar Wavy, an
Ik Cesaaaaxlare l Ceaamaad la at iMSMed
VfUran triata eallaatry at Meklle
Ike Caallatae Pralaa ef A4salral rarraaau
Commodore John Crittenden Watson, in com
mand of the Eattorn squadron, soon to sail for
tbe Bpanlsh coast, won enthusiastic praise from
Farragut when he was attached to the old Hart
ford as flag Lieutenant. In the battle of Mobile
Bay, when'tha Confederate Ironclad Tennessee
engaged Farragut's flagship, and the Admiral
climbed into the xnlzzeu rigging that he might
direct the fight above the blinding smoke, tt
was young Watson, then acting aa signal officer
on the poop, who climbed up after Farragut,
and, aftor vainly entreating the Admiral to
" I'M'I'I ' ' '
ford. Biz of these ships, hare beenooed to (he
navyelnce,tho war began. Only k few weeks
ago-lhs Iowa was the only on of the nlad in
commission in tbe AtantIo.
The Newark Was built as a flagship and was
for a long while tbe crack cruiser of her olass In
the navy. For a year she heaboep at the Nor
folk yard refitting. Her three masU hare bee
taken out and two military masts substituted,
o that now she looks much ilk the San
Francisco, built as ber sister ship. She
carries a very heavy armament for a 4,000
ton cruiser twelve 0-inch rifles, one S-lnch
field gun, eight O-poundera, four 1-pounder
automatics, and two Colt machine guns.
The main battery has received rapld-flra
breech mechanisms greatly Increasing tbe ship's
fighting efllolenoy. The Newark can make 10
knots under favorablo conditions. Iler crew
came chiefly from the great lakes region, and
was enlisted by Commander Hawloy's special
board. Royal Phelps Carroll, the New York
stand In a less exposed place, lashed him to the
rij-glng. Watson was wounded in the fight,
"Lieut, Watson has been brought to yeur at
tention in former times," snld Farragut In his
official report. ' ITo was on the poop attending
to the signals, and performed his duty, as
might be expected, thoroughly. He Is a scion
worthy of tbe noble stock be springs from, and
I commend him to your attention."
Watson entered the Naval Academy In 1SC0
and four years later was graduated. He was
made a master on Aug. 31, 1801, and on Jan.
10, 1862. was ordered to the Hartford as navi
gator. He was mode a nontenant on July 10.
Farragut took a great liking to the young offi
cer, who was appointed his flag lieutenant in
February, 1804. Watson was in the battles of
New Orleans, Mobile Bay, Vleksburg, and Port
Hudson, winning hearty commendation from
Admiral Farragut for his bravery and faithful
performance of duty.
Watson became a Lieutenant-Commander on
July 20, I860; a Commander on Jan. 23,1874;
yachtsman, is her Junior watch officer.
The Oregon is the crack ship of the navy. No
foreign navy has a ship In commission which
compares with her as a fighting ship. She
clearly outranks the great English Majestic, as
the European naval experts hare to concede. Sis
ter to the Indiana and Massachusetts, she has
greater speed (10.7 knots) than either of them,
although her speed trial was made under better
conditions than theirs. But the Oregon's mag
nificent behavior in her 17,000 mile voyage
from Puget Sound to Key West gives ber undis
puted rank above her sisters. Like all our battle
ships, she carries an armament of great power
for suoh a relatively small displacement (10,288
tons). Her four 13-lnoh guns In turrets are sup
ported by eight 8-lnoh guns, ronr 0-lnch guns,
and a good number of small guns. The Oregon,
the first Amerloan battleship to cross the equa
tor and sail from tbe Paclflo to the Atlantic
will be one of the first battleships to cross the
Atlantic. Built as a "coast line" battleship,
she has amply demonstrated that she Is a thor-
a Captain on March 8, 1887, and a Commodore
on Nov. 7, 1807. He ranks two numbers above
Commodore Schley. For a number of years be
was Governor of the Naval Home at Philadel
phia, in which city his wit aad children now
live. 81nco the Investment of Santiago he has
been in command of the Havana blockading
squadron a post which has kept him in the
Watson comes of good old Kentucky stock.
He was born in Frankfort on Aug. 24, 1842.
Ills father was Dr. Edward Howe Watson, bis
mother Sarah Lee Crittenden, daughter of John
Jordan Crittenden, at one time Governor of
Kentuoky and later Attorney-General in Wil
liam Henry Harrison's Cabinet. Gen. Thomas
L. Crittenden. U. S. A-, was a brother of Wat
son's mother. Gov. Crittenden's second wife
was the widow of John Harris Todd. Their son,
Harry L Todd, was the father of Chapman C.
ough seagoing ship. She has a wonderful com
bination of great defensive and offensive pow
ers, speed and sailing radius on a moderate dis
placement. In the Iowa, which many naval men consider
tbe Ideal battleship of the navy, greater speed
and coal endurance are sought at tbe expense
of armor and armament. Bheis our greatest
ship, displacing 11,620 tons, and our fastest
battleship, being credited with 17 knots. Her
armor, somewhat thinner than that in the
Oregon class, is still of wonderful strength,
and will keep out any metal Spain's
vanishing ships can hurl at her. The
Iowa's principal armament consists of four
12-Inoh and eight 8-Inch guns, with six
4-inch rapid fire guns. Her high freeboard for
ward makes her a better seagoing ship than tbe
Oregon. She can steam faster and fight better
in a heavy sea than her companion, but in a
This pletnre shows the flagship as she was boforo her rig was changed.
Todd, nowa Commander In the navy and in com
mand of the gunboat Wilmington of tbe block
ading squadron. Commodore Watson was mar
ried in 1873 to EllzaDctb Thornton. Seven
children are living. Tbe eldest, John Edward
Watson, Is an Ensign on the Detroit,
Commodore Watson's squadron is made up of
nine ships tbe protected crulier Newark (fisg
shlp).'Onpt. Albert a Barker: tbo battleship
Iowa, Capt. Robloy D.Evans, and Oregon, Capt.
Charles E. Clark; the auxiliary cruisers Yankee,
Commander Willard H. Brownson, Yosemlte,
Commander William H. Emory, and Dixie,
Commander Charles IL Davis; and the colliers
Sclndla, Commander Eugene W, Watson,
Alexander, Commander W. T. Ilurwell, and
Abarenda, L'.eutf. nan t Commander W, D. Bu
battle In calm weather she could not psurso
many pounds of metal into an antagonist as
the Oregon, would offer u larger target, and
would be tho sooner disabled in an unequal
fight. Either tbe Oregon or Iowa alone could
take care of Camara's entire fleet
The Yankeo, Dixie and Yosemlte, formerly
tho Morgan Ijners El Norte, El Sol and El Sud,
were Impressed Into the navy three weeks be
fore war began, and transformed into auxiliary
cruisers at tbo Brooklyn Navy Yard, They
were armed with 6-inch rapid-fire guns and
guns of tbe pounder class. New York naval
reserves man the Yankee, Michigan reserves
tbe Yosemlte and Maryland thjDlxie. These
ships, with tbe Pralrlo, were Jlrat sent out
as scout boats in the North Atlantlo patrol
squadron. Baity- In June the Yankee and To
simile were ordered to Santiago to assist In the
landing of marines from the Panther at Guan
tanamo. The Yankee, manned by New York
era, hss always been on hand when there was
any fighting to be done.
All the fighting ships of Watson's squadron
have great coal oapaclty. The colliers will
carry a heavy ressrve supply. The Alexander
was formerly tba Atala. The Sclndla and
Abarenda have their names unchanged. They
were merchant ships purchased by th Govern
ment and fitted as colliers.
A Valaateer s)kt Dead kr a Cltlaaa la Self
Mum, Fi., June 27. Owing to the rigidity
of the censorship throughout this State it Is
impossible to send by mall or wire even a hint
of the movement of the troops to this place.
Their destination or numerical strength, and
even incidents of an ordinary nature in which
th military ar concerned, con only escape the
blue pencil of the Government experts by cut
ting out all the military side. Mr. B. O. Munn,
a civilian, who is the War Department repre
sentative here, is a pleasant man, but he Is also
exceedingly alert' officially, and the newspaper
man are at their wits' end to write copy that
will pass. The most important item here at
present that will probably pass muster, having
been sent out from Washington, is the change
of the division commander. While Gen. Cop
plnger had become very popular with the
8oathern volunteers, there is no gainsaying tbe
fact that they arcCvery pleased with the change
to Lee. With th change of commanders has
come much speculation as to their destination,
and the troops are as much at sea in regard to
the service in whloh they will be engaged as
they were a month ago.
The camp is ideal. Some of the troops, whose
names the censor forbids Tiie Sun correspon
dent to use, made things lively outside tne
northern limit of the city one night lost wek.
An unfortunate accidont happened on Sunday,
providing the first military funeral for the divi
sion. Private Joseph Scott, Company M, First
Louisiana, was killed by C. U. SIgsbee, a citi
zen, in self-defence. Th life was taken after
great provocation and when SIgsbee appre
hended losing his own. A Coroner's Jury ac
quitted him. On Monday morning Scott woe
burled by bis company with military honors,
the funeral service being performed by Chap
lain Lyman of th regimsnL
After the obeeqnlos Capt. Ellis severely lec
tured his men on the subject of temperance.
The incident, with more stringent regulations,
has had a good J fleet, and the rougher element
inclined to be boisterous is now more amenable
to th dtsdpllne of camp.
An order to-day formed a new court-martial
with Lieut.-Col. McDonald, First Alabama, as
President and a Texas Captain Judge Advo
cate. There are eight prisoners to be brought
before the court, including one case of deser
tion, which has already obtained publicity, the
cose of Private I'rcssbcry of tbo First Louisi
ana. From the place where tho troops were moved
to this place is a long distance, and It seems
longor through the method of transportation
employed, but all of tho men have stood the
journey, and very few are reported slok. If
anything could be guaranteed to cure them. It
would be the change. The climate is delightful
and the situation is charming. Miami is tbe
southern terminus of the East Coast of Florida
Railroad, and In situation, atmosphere, and
general surroundings is n fine selection for Its
present purposes. Unlike other camps in the
South, there is no enervating influence in the
climate, tho air being dry and bracing, and tbe
fierce rays of the summer sun tempered by a
steady ocean breeze. The city is well paved,
sewered, and supplied with good water. The
beach is "at the doors" of the camp, and is
patronized morning and evening by the troops.
The hottest part of the day Is between 7:30 and
0 A. M., before the sea breeze springs up, and
the tlmo of drills has been changed to cause
the troopsxthe; least discomfort. Before the
arrival of the troops tho ground hod all been
laid off, Ther is only one drawback, the deep
sand, which makes marching heavy, but to
this the men nro becoming accustomed.
The division and brigade headquarters are
situated on an elevated green plot to the east
of the principal botel, and sloping to tbe water's
edge. A similar place, studded with coeoanut
and date tress, will be chosen for the site of the
division hospital.
Jcb tTalllnakl, 11 ho r ell In Friday's Battle.
Ilai Only lO lar OIS.
Jacob Wnlltnskl.whose mother lives at Colum
bus Heights, Maspeth, L. I , was a member of
Company K. First United States Cavalry, and
was killed In tbe fight in Cuba on Friday. He
was only 10 years old and enlisted under tbe
name of Jack Berlin, As he was six feet tall, ho
easily porsuadrd tho recruiting oftlcor- at Fort
Itellly, Kansas, that he had already passed his
twenty-flrst birthday and experienced no trouble
In bolng mustirod into the regular service.
His mother does not know that he Is dead. Tbe
silvers and brothers fear to tell her, ns she is old
and tbe shock might kill her. In a letter recently
written by young Walltnskl to his mother he
"I am a soldier in the United States Army,
I am going to Cuba to fight for the flag and up
hold the dignity of tho country of my adoption,
dear mother, and If I fall In tho strife of battle
jou will hnveno fear of being reproached for
my cowardice, ns I Intend to isTve tbo Sn inlards
u dose of the medicine they have administered
to tho poor starving anil nbused Cuhnns.
Walllnskl enlisted In Chicago. He hail no
monoy and was out or employment nt tho tlmo.
Hn left home on Feb. f Inst, and his family did
not know whero he m.s until his letter from
Fort itelllr was received. Walllnskl Is sur
vived by his vtidoned mother, three sisters, nnd
four brothers. His eldest brother, David, Is
making efforts to have his body brought here
for burial.
tvaar.oN MonaAwa anxiExox.
rorTatklas nark to Ilia Superior II Will Be
Confluea Tbree Monlka an tk franklin.
Wabiiinotoiv. June 27. Dr. Daniel H. Mor
gan of West Virginia, who was appointed an
assistant surgeon in the navy a year and a
bait ago, is to b confined on board tbe United
States receiving ship Franklin at Norfolk for
three months as a result of bis conviction by a
Dr. Morgan was attached to the Cincinnati.
He was taken to task by the chief surgeon of
that vessel for not giving proper medical at
tendance to some sick men, and it was alleged
that he talked back to tho "Hull Doctor." He
was tried by a court-martial on charges of cul
pable inefficiency in the performance of duty
and disrespect to a superior officer. The court
acquitted him of tbe charge of negligence, but
found that he was guilty of the other charge
and hs was sentenced to tbree months confine
ment on board the Franklin. Secretary Long
approved the aentence to-day and directed that
Dr. Morgan be transferred to the Franklin.
alula In Honor or neark Admiral Belknap.
Philadelphia, June 27. A salute of thirteen
guns was fired at League Island to-day in honor
of a visit of Inspection by Hear Admiral James
llelknap, one of the navy s retired ofllcers who
have been recalled to active service.
b ,
arnotior.x nsvrronosD at okob.
Ten Tkoamaa Trt Ar Bipected I Sail
(raa Tans on TkanSay eon. Mile la
wllh Caean and to Take Commana In
revn Other Troops to Potion Promptly,
and Santiago rrotlnr to De Stade th
Das .or th atpoSlllon I Porto Ttle.
Wabjiikotov. June 27. Great energy was
manifested to-day In the preparation of tho
War Department to carry out the projected
campaigns in Santiago and Porto Illco. Deci
sions were reaohed by which from 10,000 to
16,000 mon will be embarked for southern Cuba
on Thursday, arid Gen. Miles n 111 probaDly take
personal charge of the campaign in Santiago
provlnoo. From now on there will bo, according
to the plans of the army administration, aeon
stent movement of troops to the front. As fast
aa tho troops art withdrawn from Tampa and
other points on the coast of Florida, new regi
ments, brigades and divisions will be sent for
ward from Chlckamauga and other points to
take their places. Iheso troops In turn will bo
embarked as soon as transportation and outfits
can be provided for them. Nothing but an acci
dent will prevent the embarkation of the
projected expedition to southern Cuba on
Thursday next, and there is no reason
to doubt that tho number of men composing
it will be at least 10.000. It will embraoo a
large part of the Fourth Army Corps, Major
Gen. J. J. Copplngor commanding. The Ord
nance Quartermaster-General's, and Commissary-General's
departments have mado all
necessary preparation for tbe embarkation, and
tbe tioops aro said to be well fitted for an active
campaign. The divisions commanded by Gens.
Schwan, Snyder, and Line will be Included in
the expedition. Gen. Snyder's division Is com
posed of tho following troops: First Drlgado,
Col. I. D. De Itussy, with the Eleventh and
Nineteenth United States Infantry; Second
Brigade under Gen. L. H. Carpentor, with First
Dlstriotof Columbia, ThlrdNew York, and Fifth
Maryland Volunteers, ana the Third Brigade,
under Gen. R. H. Hall, with tho Third Pennsyl
vania, 167th Indiana, First Ohio, and First Illi
nois Volunteers.
As soon us these troops have left, about
16,000 men are expected to arrive from Chlck
amauga. and the orders to these troops were
issued some time ago. There is an excellent
reason to believe that the troops soon to be sent
to Tampa will be embarked very soon after
their arrival there to Santiago or Porto Rico.
The medical authorities in the army have con
demned the camping place at Tampa as unfit
for troops during the summer months, and th
Inspeotor-Generals of tho army have called at
tention to the fact that no adequate accommo
dations for drill purposes exist on the camping
ground. Under these circumstances It cannot
be believed that the troops now about to be
sent from tbe healthfal camp at Chlckamauga
will be retained long In Florida, and it is cer
tain that they will be called upon at a very
early day to embark for southern Cuba or Porto
It is the present intention of the army admin
istration to send Major-Gen. Milos to southern
Cuba, although there is no feeling on the part
of the War Department that Gen. Shatter is not
perfectly competent to manage the campaign
around Santiago. Account is taken, however,
of Gen. M Ilea's eagerness to go to tbo front, and
it is recognized also that his services will soon
be needed to direct tbo invasion of Porto Illco.
Inasmuch as the main part of the Porto Illco ex
pedition will leave Santiago province, it is con
sidered necessary that Gen. Miles should go to
the south of Cuba In order to be in readiness to
start this expedition at the opportune moment;
There Is good authority In tbe War Depart
ment for the statement that Gen. Miles will
leave Washington to-morrow fonjrTampa, and
he will sail from that point with the expedition
to Santiago, which Is scheduled to loavo the
Florida coast on Thursday. It has happened
that Gen. Mlles's plans for leaving Washington
for the South have on several occasions been
changed at the last moment, and there Is much
skepticism in regard to the report that he will
depart for Tampa to-morrow. That this plan is
at present entertained by the War Department,
however, cannot be doubted. Instructions
signed by the Secretary of War have already
been Issued to the commanding General.gand
they were placed in his hands to-day. Many
ofllcers of the War Department outspokenly
approve of the Government's action in sending
Gen. Miles to Cuba. They believe that the
commanding General of the army should not
be so far removed from tbe scone of hostilities,
but should bo allowed to direct tbe military
operations against the enemy In tbe field.
A long conference took plaoe this afternoon
between Secretary Alger and Gen. Miles, in
which the plans of the Santiago and Porto Rico
campaigns wots thoroughly discussed. The
plans of the War Department anticipate the
mobilization of a large volunteer and regular
force near the coast of Santiago. There the
troops can be held for use In either of two great
projects. If It shall be found necessary to re
inforce Gen, Shatter, the troops on the coast can
be moved up at short notice over tho approaches
to Santiago, which have already been opened
and are being guarded by United States troops.
If they aro not needed for the chmpalgn around
Santiago they will be ready, as soon ob tho reduc
tion of Santiago shall have been accomplished, to
embark on transports for the invasion of the
Island of Porto KIco. Several days before the
end of tbe week it Is expected that Gen. Gar
rctson's brigade will embnrk from Newport
News on the auxiliary cruisers Harvard and
Yale, bound for southern Cuba. These troops
will unquestionably bo usod in the campaign
near tbe city of Santiago.
The War Department received no despatches
of Importance from Gen. Shaffer to day. So far
as tho department knows, or so far ns the
officials will admit, no Important change in the
military situation has taken place In Santiago.
A high officer of tho army stationed In Wash
ington said: "I do not think that an engage
ment can be txpoctod before day after to mor
row." He added that tho tlmo at present was
being occupied with taking possession of the
various approacbes to Santiago on the south
and east, and in waiting; for the large siege and
field gtius and army supplies to be brought up
from the coast.
A fleet of steam lighters chartered by the
Government for use In landing heavy army sup
plies from the transport l easels off Santiago
sailed from Key West this morning. Tbo War
Department hoped that theso lighters, in re
sponse to tbe urgent call of Gen. Sbnftcr, would
be able to leavo tho Florida coast on Saturday
night, but tbe necessary arrangements could
not be completed. The lighters should reuch
southern Cuba on Thursday.
CATT.aoopnnio vATEinr.amcXao
Sevan Yachts to Be AdSrd nt Ooeo I Admiral
Brheu'a s-atrol Meet.
It was settled yesterday at the offices of the
Board on Auxiliary Cruisers that Capt. Philip
H. Cooper, now oq duty at the Naval Academy,
has been appointed to command the cruiser
Chicago, which will leuvo the Brooklyn Navy
Yard in a little less than two weeks. Lieut.
Commander Charles Colahan, whose latest sea
billet was on the Detroit, will bu tbe Chicago's
executive olllcer and Chief Engineer Albert F,
Dixon, now a member of tho Auxiliary Board,
will gp as the cruiser's chief engineer.
Tbo following yachts, now being converted
into patrol boats for Admiral Erben's fleet at
ihe Brooklyn Navy Yard, bavo been ordered to
be made ready for sea with all possible speed:
Tbe Eugenia, Sylvia, Stranger, Elfrlda. Kana
wha, Sbeerwater, and Wachusctt. The board
inspected yesterday the yacht Duquesne, owned
by Theodore R. Uostetter of Pittsburg.
Unnrl'A Are winning favor everywhere
OOOU O aa a mild, effective family
Pi Elf? cathartic They stimulate th
liver, remove all waste aad
leave th bowels In healthy condition. 26c,
iiiafftsitsiiiluOWtr ilaVfli'i ifta'uii.iU'tottafr ,t, ronstsn
SERGE SUITS.. . . $12 to $25. UNUNED COATS, . . . $4toilO ill
CRASH SUITS, . . . $4.50 to $15. KNICKERBOCKERS,. . . $2 to, $0 'iU
FLANNEL SUITS, . . $13 to $20. FLANNEL TROUSERS, $5.50 to $8 1
DUCK TROUSERS, . $1.25 to $5. GOLF BREECHES, Ditch, $2 to $5 jfj
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, . $1 to $3. SILK SHIRTS, . . . $3 to $550 1 ji
SPECIAL Broken slaes of Bleyel lulU, (: wer . 110 aad it". flj
auuvoLiyo iff ouba.
Etractlr stop t Do Taken to Prevent the
New naolneoo on tk loath Coast.
WABniNOTON, June 27. While the United
States ships on the southern ooast of Cuba have
been dovotlng their attention to watching tbe
entrance to Santiago harbor a horde of smug
glers has sprung into existence and has bean
maintaining a profitable trafllo with various
ports along the coast, from Manzanlllo in San
tiago province to Batabaao in the province of
Havana. The Isle of Pines and the innumerable
small islands adjacent to it afford a perfect
haven for.the operation of these adventurers,
in whose ranks are fishermen and coasters of
half a dozen nationalities. Their Individual
operations are small, but in the aggregate have
assumed suoh proportions as to have attracted
the attention of Washington, and measures will
be promptly taken to stamp out the Industry
in short order.
Such transgressors as may happen to fall into
the hands of the gunboats detached from Samp
son's fleet for this special purpose will be dealt
with in a manner calculated to prevent the
growth of the trafllo.
There la good reason, too, to believe that one
or two steam vessels have run large cargoes Into
southern ports since the blockade of Santiago
was begun. The enterprise of persons in cer
tain neutral porta has prompted them to en
gage in what bid fair to be an extensive busi
ness until their activity was cheoked by news
from Washington. From now on there are
likely to be fewer attempts at blockade running
and the persistent ones will find the profits of
tbo trafllo scarcely large enough to encourage
its contlnuaaoe.
Oaeenta Man to Bo Tried nt Ovornoro island
ftar Alleged Sleeping on Foot.
A general court-martial has been ordered to
convene at Governor's Island at 10 o'clook this
morning. Major Walter Scott, First Regiment,
New York Volunteer Infantry, Is named as the
President of the court. The other members of
tho court, all of the First Regiment, are: Capts.
U. A. Ferguesqn and C. H. HItohcock; First
Lieut. L.C. Griffith, H. A. Tucker and H. P.
Worthing; Second Llouts. F. W. Boardman and
CM. Hinman. First Lieut. Branson Wlnthrop
of this city will be Judge Advocate.
One of the eases which the court will have to
dispose of is that of Private Pettlngale, Com
pany Oetatlonod at Governor's Island. Private
Pettlngale was detailed as a guard over a squad
of prisoners. While the men were at work Pet
tlngale, according to the story told by members
of bis company, sat down under a tree.
While he was sitting there a corporal, now
acting as sergeant and belonging to Company
H, came up on the grass behind Pettlngale. The
private did not hear the corporal approach and
did not move a muscle. Tbe corporal watched
blm for a moment, than, according to tbe (story
toldtby Pettlngale's comrades, he shook the prt
vato violently and charged him with being
Pettlngale denied tbe charge, whereupon, it
is said, the corporal announoed that be would
make a form al charge of sleeping on post against
the private to the officer of the day. Pettln
gale advised tbe corporal to charge away. Pet
tlngale's company comes from Oneonta,
Interpreter ajymanakl Aceuaed of Making aa
BJn-Amerlrnn Itemnrk.
Tony Symanski, the Polish Interpreter in th
county courts in Jersey City, has got himself
Into troublo by some remarks he mado last
Saturday. He and Joseph Cutley, William Bell
field and J. II. Scbermorhorn were standing In
front of a birycla storo In Newark avenue, and
Cutley hnd just read to them the story In The
Scn of tho fight between Roosevelt's rough
riders nnd the Spaniards, In which Sergeant
Hamilton Fish and others were killed.
"It's too bad." remarked Cutley, "that Fish
nnd tho other boys were killed."
"It served them right," Symanski is said to
have replied. "I havenosympathyforanybody
who got killed there. It was their own fault.
They had no right to go there."
"I've a good mind to puneh yonr face, you
Spaniard 1" exclaimed Cutley,
Symanski tried to explain that he meant that
Hamilton Fish was no better than any poor man
who might have been killed. County Clerk
John G. Fisher, who Is a veteran, reported Sy
manskl's remarks to Judge Blair yesterday and
the Judge said he would make an investigation
and tako suitable action.
ii imnn kit their trAsrxa.
Capt. vontera'e Men apolosla for Asking for
III lleolsnntlon.
NnwroitT News, Vn , Jun 27. The members
ot Battery C, Pennsylvania Artillery, who made
charge against C.ipt. George Waters, their
commander, charging him with drunkenness
and cruelty, have doclded to withdraw their
names from the paper which tbey signed on
lust Saturday, The men said that Capt.
Waters' threat to bave every man called be
fore a court-martial to answer to the charge ot
insubordination who allowed hlsnarae to remain
on tho petition asking bis resignation didn't in
terest them. They bad declared that even If
Capt. Waters decided to ask for a court-martial
tbey were willing to face It,
'this feeling didn't last long. Every name put
there baB been withdrawn and apologlea offered
to Capt. Waters. The Captain baa been very
lenient with bis men and will so continue, and
It Is moro than probable that nothing more will
lie heard of the court-martial or tbe charges
against the Captain.
The Brave Snraeon or tk Itouek Rldor.
Washington, June 27. James R, Churob,
the Surgeon of tho rough riders, who dis
tinguished himself at tbe battle of LaQulsIns,
is a Washington boy and a son of tbe Librarian
of tbo Honate. He Is a graduate ot Princeton,
where he attained prominence in football and
other athletic sports, tie went to Camp Alger
early in the war aa a contract surgeon, but
soon secured transfer to tbe rough riders as
BxConsHl Jokn Ij- Waller a Captain,
Tofkka, Kan., June 27. John L. Waller, tbe
colored man who served as United States Consul
In Madagascar and later was imprisoned by the
French on a charge of being a spy, was to-day
commissioned aa Captain of one of the com
panies ot colored volunteers now being raised
in Kansas.
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Patrletto New Tork Women Will So That the 1 B
neelment Has Mnrllnt Maslo. I ATI
Several women who are socially proml- IB
nent Jn New York have concluded that it Mfy
would be a good Idea to provide the Twelfth uf
Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, with l
a band. To that end a committee, of HI
which Mrs. Beth Low Is ths Presl i xsflif
dent, has been formed. The committee la 9 BBUL
made up as follows: Mrs. R. Fulton A JHt
Cutting. Miss Georgiana Schuyler, Mrs. Lorll Tit'
lard Spencer, Mrs. T. J. Oakley Rhlnelander and fa 9 ii
Miss Eleanor Jay Sohleffelln. The latter is ths III
Secretary ot the committee and Rudolph E. Hu
Schrimer of SO Union Square is the Treasurer i H
In reference to this project tbo following letter i
was received by TliE Sun yesterday: II
To tub Editoh or Tnn Sun S.r. It would
be difficult to exaggerate tbe Inspiring and ttfl
cheering effect of a good military band. It HR
varies tne monotony ot camp life; It enlivens a Hi
long march, and Is the voice which most happily I nj
expresses the spirit of a regiment. H
Many regiments atChlckamauga bave bands,
but the Twelf tb. New York Volunteers Is not so ) H
fortunate. Would It not be a graceful and ;H
kindly deed on th part of their fellow-citlztus M
ot New York to give an excellent band to this
regiment I
The Sons of the Revolution have presented
instruments for the fife and drum corps. Th n
cost ot instruments for a band of twenty-two . m
pieces would not be great, but the extra pay
needed to aeoure good musicians for a year re- I
quires a fund of about $2,000. During nollvo I M
service the members ot th band assist tho bos- ' M
pltal corps. Subscriptions fur this purpose will """'3
be gladly received by any member of the com JI
mittee. 1 U
The committee has undertaken to raise ths i
money, not only to buy the instruments, but to ' W
create a fund large enough to pay good musl 9
clans. A Ufa and drum corps is better than no ' "m
music, but It is not to be compared to a brass II
band for stimulating the enthusiasm of a regl
ment going into battle, or as a means of enter
teinmsnt when tho regiment is in camp. This
is a new way to help the war along, and already H
the receipts of tbe committee's treasurer shew (U V
that the idea Is a popular one. Vi'.M
A Porto Rleaa aad a. Native of St, nUtt fl
Locked rjp In a Pelle Station. hmm
Two men who arrived'hore yesterday on the -;H
British steamer Pretoria from the West Indies )JM
are prisoners In tho Church street polio sta- (
tlon. Tbey are held thereat the request of $)
Immigration Commissioner McSwseney. )BJ
The prisoners are Jesus Acevedo, 42 years ' H
old, a stone mason, and Robert James, 20 years r 13
old, a negro porter. James is a native of tho I
island ot St. Kltts. Acevedo Is a Porto Rioan. $
When the men wer first taken to the station ' BB
house a story was set afloat that they were sue 4 H
pected of being Spanish spies. aL
"There's no Spanish spy about me," said MjBJ
James, "I'm a Britisher tram St. Kltts. I can XHM
prove .this by the people for whom I worked, jBJ
Wade Ss Arbuckle. I came to New York to g0 1
a better job than I had at horns. I have o II
cousin who lives here. I understand that I am flj
held under the pauper immigrant law." -
Acevedo, who speaks only Spanish, said that ;.
he boarded the Pretoria at St. Thomas. U IjM
added that he came here on a visit and that ha Hf
was not a pauper, but a man of wealth. Thq
two prisoners will be turned over to tho Govern-
ment officers to-day. :VaJ
It was learnod last night that Consul Van, 'jMJ
Horn at Su Thomas had notified the authorities) . . -'J5m
to keep a strict watch over Aoevedo, whose real ""vmm
name was sold tobeJosd Afldo. H
i gsj
Signal Service Men Leave Beaten for the Front, " jflj
Boston, Mass., June 27. Capt. Clark's signal tfflB
corps, U. 8. N., left here to-night for Washing ,(BJ
ton and the front. Its final destination will not iH
be known until orders are reoeived from the IH
Navy Department at Washington, but it Is un 9I
derslood that the corps will oe ordered to the 91
Mara Island Navy Yard and thence to Manila.
The corps consists of eighty-five men, mors H
than half of whom are expert telegraphers. BJ
Tried to See th Ipantak Fleet Cealdn'C BJ
Tbe four-masted Amerloan schooner Mojof 9J
Plokands, which arrived yesterday, was ta
Montevideo on April 21, when a rumor reaohed jll
her skipper. Capt. Wade, that war was about to JU
b declared between Spain and the United '''SB
States. lie toned toBeu before his crew had a rB
chance to become alarmed and made sail for '
this port. Not a Spanish war vessel did he see, ,"
CruBto Camo Oft with Clothes j
Suffered Terribly. Tried , j m
Everything without Avail. J H
My little sister (Annie Matthews, ta Plata, ' IN
Charles County, Md.) had the cow-pox front ' g
vaccination, when only seven years old. Sho i f
safferedterribly,andeverythIogthatwetrle4 1
did not seem to do any good, Every time her J
mother would take her clothes off, every bit I
of scab would come wltb them, and all waa 1
raw all over. A friend told mother about CUj i 1
TicuitA IIkmedif.4, and she got one box of I
CtrricmtA (ointment) and a cake of Cuts . I
cora Boat, and they cured her In three week. I
Mrs. ELIZA HOVE, ' 1
Feb. 23,'M. 1219 Fourth Bt . N. S . Wash. D.O.
Whenmyboy was thno weeks old, I noticed i ,
a roughness on his face, and it was very red, J .
We had several doctors for it, but tbey did na .1
good. I was told to trrCcTiccEAltEMXDixs, f
and after using one box and a half of Con J
cvrk (ointment) and Cdticuba Soap, h 4 ,,
entirety curaif. Mrs. W. . LOVE,
Feb.S6,'W. 1913 Wilder St., rhlU.,Fa. I
When our baby boy was three months old.
he had the milk-crust very badly on bis head, I
so that all the hair came out and Itched , J;
bad, he made it bleed by scratching It. I cot If
a cake of CcncuiU. Boat, and a box of Goto- t S a
CORA (ointment). lapnlledtheCUTlcuaAand ;if
put a thin cap on bis bead, and hi fore I had tfl I
uiuf half a box U u entirely cured, and his ;
hair commenced to crow out nicely. '
Feb. U, '1)8. Mrs. II V HOI.ME3,Ashland,Or. i
Cericvsi RtwiDtts have tfrtctta the maat vendee, i
fulcurtiof torturiag. dUflsurlnr h -nlliaUeg skla eat
ft-alphutnarsoft&fiDtsena children, Trritcortad. rfe
euUm-Dt la mada retarding thm that la not Juttifltd
by the atroaf ret ertdeoce. They are the aooet epeedy,
economical, and Infallible ektacute., blood poriftera, an .
humor remrdtce of modern tlmee t
Siaar roa tiia-Teareaau Biaies -o Rear roa ( i
Tlaap HotitaalnevarrabethwIthCvTieoaA so.r, ,'l
and a alette appUcatloa of CuTicva (olnUaeal). gcea! A
ofemotlicnte and akin cuiee 71
Thla treelnnnl vlll (tee Inetant relief, panel! reefer I ffl
parent and eleep for child, and iwtnt to a epeedr, senna- Iff J
nent, and eeonotnlcal cure of the raoel torturing. dUflp. iBt
uriag, end uuimltetlns of Itching, burning bleedlag, if
ecalr. p'rnplr. and enietcd eklo and eealp buraoia wile, I I !
laee of pair, when all el fall. J I
S4kldU.renc.hoat Ihe world. PolTBB DecABCan&Sji I
Coar , Sole Prone , Boetoo. I I
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