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&Lr 4r 1 J :SfflffjCPi-' ijillBni JLlA IL Showers; westerly winds, M
Santiago Has Only a Meagre
Cistern Supply.
Our Lines Pushed Forward Within
Full View of the Town.
an lias la Starvlag The Ipmlnrdi Arc
Batlmr norsea ! HI o lea Water la lw
la Ike Cleterae ana ar Dai Qaaltlr We
Cat tlae ripee and Tarn the Water
ftaaplv Into Oar Own Camp Admlrnl
Sampson Deeldea Wot to Ilomaard the
Ilnrtjor Warke Furthar Till the Armr la
9 Readr to Attack, aad Than to Ca.eperata
with, nil Ilia- Anna Cen. Bbartar'e Vlalt ta
tka Front and Coaaaltatlaa with Garcia.
Irt! Call, Diivateh to Tax 3i.
Srnoirr, Cuba, Jane 27. The city of San
tiago and the Spanish forces irlthln the
I fortification, are now virtually at the
I mercy o the American invaders. This Is duo
I to the fact that the city's Trater supply.aalde
from thattfurnlshed by cisterns, has been
cut off, and the situation of the
I Bpanlarda rendered more desperate than
j " ever. Thcro haTo been no rains of much
I' I consequence here of late, and the water In
aL. the city cisterns moot bo very low, If not
', altogether unfit-for drinking purposes.
) The lmportanti&nd hazardous movement
of depriving tho -enemy of water was com-
, plated at an early hoar this morning by a
detainment of the'JInglneerlng Corps, who
were protected by a large body of Insur
gents and Amerlcan'troops from Gcn I,a w
& ton's command.
This force had on Sunday advanced to
within three miles of tho walls of the city,
and from the spot where they had en
camped, which was on a high piece of
ground, an excellent view was obtained of
the entire city.
Shortly after dark on Sunday night a
number of Cuban scouts moved cau
tiously forward to within two miles
' of the city. They saw countless camp
fires glimmering behind the lines of
rlflo pita a mile from the city, which lay In
darkness beyond. Two and a half miles
north of Gen. Lawton's camp the pipe line
that carried water to the enemy was dis
covered. The Cubans knew that this was the only
adequate water supply that the Spaniards
had, and some of the scouts at once re
turned and rri.ortcd tho finding of the line.
It was at onoe decided to cut the pipes,
, not only for the purpose of creating a wa
ter famine In the besieged city, but also to
""" " bt tho American troops a plentiful sup
I P'y of water close at hand.
It was an extremely dangerous move
ment, and If It had not been conducted
cautiously might have resulted In heavy
losses, as thero Is no doubt that
the Spaniards would have fought des
perately to prevent their water supply
being cut off. It was therefore late In the
I evening when the work began under cover
I of darkness. From then until dawn It was
1 prosecuted vigorously.
I A large detachment of insurgent scouts
I and skirmishers was marched in the d tree-
I tion of Santiago from Gen. Lawton's place
I of rendezvous. Immediately in their
I rear was a small forco of regulars
from tho Seventeenth Infantry and a
H a detachment of Roosevelt's rough riders,
I V accompanied by a dynamite gun squad,
I which formed the rear guard.
B Tho Cubans deployed to the right and
left for some distance until they had ad
H vancrd beyond the point where the water
H pipes were to be lifted.
HJ The Spaniards apparently did not realize
I the object of tho Americans. They evl
HJ dently thought that the Hklrmlsh lino was
being pushed fnrwnrd, for they mado
li no great attempt to hold their ponl-
II tlotis. Thoy fired several volleys at the
li Cubans from their outposts and then re
It treated In tho direction of the city. Their
g marksmanship won bad, and none of the
Hi Americans or Cubans was Injured. Tho
Hj , fire was returned by tho Cubans, with
HJr what effect Is not known. The Cubans
H? continued to advance in face of the enemy's
BJ When tho Cubans hnd secured the posl-
I tiun thoy desired and were strongly backed
BJ up the Kiigincer Corps diverted the course
Bj of tho water by taking up 'JOO feet of the
Bj UOdnch main,
I The pipes worn then carried back and re-
BJ laid In another direction from the point of
Bj supply, and the American army Is now se-
B " curing fresh water In large quantities by
fl this means,
Bj It required the entire night to complete
H the work. Not a man was injured In the
B undertaking.
Bj The fact that this important move had
Bj been successfully carried out was at onco
communicated to Gcu. Shatter, who or-
l ataavT Shipment rraui Paland.
dcrcdGtn. Lawton to maintain tho ad
vantage at all hazards.
As said above, the only source left for the
enemy in the city to secure water from Is a
few cisterns. The Cubans declare that
those are badly contaminated.
The food supply of Santiago Is very short.
The Spanlardsare eating horses and mules.
It a decisive engagement does not take
place shortly the city will be compelled to
surrender or starve.
The auxiliary cruiser Yale arrived at
Altares today with 3,000 troops, consist
ing of tho Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth
Michigan Volunteers and the Ninth
Massachusetts Infantry The ship left
Hampton Roads on Juno 23 and had a pleas
antvoyago throughout.
Tho Cuban vanguard undor Gen. Lawton
and tho Cuban General, Demctrlo Castillo,
moved out ou Sunday night, and all day
to-day lumbering tralnB of artillery, am
munition and provisions have lieen arriv
ing at this camp. Tho lust of the reinforce
ments will arrive to-night.
Tho Jungle Is so thick and difficult of
penetration that the extent of the camp Is
a visit to Gen. Garcia at the Cuban head
quarters set out for the front to consult
with tho officers In charge of the operations
before Santiago.
Admiral Sampson has Issued tho follow
ing bulletin:
"From tho report made by one of tho
wounded, a ncphow of Sergeant Bcrryhlll
of tho flagship New York, a considerable
part of tho damage to our troops last Friday
was done by seven-millimetre machine
guns mannod by scamon, so that thero
would seem to bo some probability in the
report of the use ashore of the crown of
Admiral Ccrvera's squadron."
While tho flagship New York was cool
ing yesterday Gustav Weinecke, a seaman,
fell overboard and was drowned.
A bows approximately the position occupied by our advance on Monday, within three miles
of Santiago.
hard to realize . Tho faces of the soldiers
are gray with dust, and their hands are
grimy with toll. The men toll nt the
heavy trains like bullocks under tho yoke,
but they bend to their work with patience.
Our men show a disposition to throw
away their heavy uniforms and unneces
sary accoutrements with which tho Gov
ernment has burdened them, and the lino
of march is strewn with heavy rolls of
blankets, coots, and cumbersome camp
paraphernalia. It is likely that the men
will fight In tho coming battle pretty
nearly as naked as nature made them.
Many of the regulars are already walking
about clad only in a cartridge belt, a rifle,
and a chew of tobacco. The officers over
look these eccentricities, knowing that
tholr men will go further and fight better
If left unhampered by burdensome regula
tions. All about the camp the men may be seen
in tho firelight cleaning and sharpening
their weapons for the coming struggle.
They oro doing this without orders. It is
only a straw, but it shows the woy tho
wind blows.
Roosevelt's rough riders ore beginning
to realize that they can light better on foot
In this country. Many of them hove adopt
ed the uso of machetes. They are pining
for a chance to avenge the death of their
Gen. "Wheeler sold to the correspondent
of The Sun this morning that there were
B.000 more Spaniards In Santiago than the
Cubans' estimate of 18,000.
Tho soldiers aro only three miles from
Santiago, and all about from eyrle-like
points In tho hills tho Spaniards aro watch
ing them. They can sec the Spanish signal
fires In the hills by night, and tho clouds
of dust from under tho feet of marching
Spaniards by day.
This camp lies In a sort of basin, with
bills to tho cast and west of It. The roads
are very difficult of passage. Thero aro huge
hills all around, and thcro is a steep down
grado most of tho way to tho city. Tho
I principal attack Is likely to bo mado on tho
' enst nnd northeastern sides, which aro
practically uncovered, and It Is probable
' that In the event of an American victory
many of the Spaniards will retreat to Man-
Last night Thk Sun correspondent saw
Edward Marshall, the newspaper correi-
' spondeut who was shot in tho rough
1 riders' skirmish last Friday. Ho was some-
I vi hut hotter. Two doctors said that lie
' would recover, while two others wern
doubtful. Some of the shuttered pieces of
bone have been removed from his spine,
and he was resting comfortably.
On Sunday night Gens, Shatter, Garcia,
Wheeler, Kent, Lawton nnd Castillo held a
council of war at Slboney, and It Is said
that they decided to makon move upon San
tiago on Tuesday morning. Yesterday af
ternoon Gen. Shatter and his staff, together
with Col. John Jacob Astor, Copt, Stewart
Rrice, and Lleuts. Noblo and Mlley came
ashore at Juraguaslto from the headquar
ters ship Segurunra. Ho Inspected the ar
rangements for carrying on the landing of
supplies, and then proceeded to .liiragua.
He spent some time there, and utter puylug
Pennarlvaala Itallraad
Announces that, cnnimenelag Jul? 1, tbraucb Hall.
uiau bullet parlor car temca between Now York
aud Care Mar will be ntabllihcd, learlng New York,
Iwemrtalril street, ul 1J:60 1'. U, nimiirnuee ana
CurtlanatetieeUai 1 1'. M. weekdari, arrlilDK Cap
Mar 0 00 H. U. Leave Caw liar 7 AM. weeKdara.
ami arrlTlnz Deibrneiia anil Conlanm etrtete at
!I:S A. M. and Iwmtjr-ttilnl atruti IkilO I'. 51.
TBla train will run la Tlcalvu ami CamUeu.-iii-.
xnnnE BTAitriso insurgents.
Thar Ata Tao Much Artrr rtrachlac Our I.tnea
and Died la Six Uenre.
Special Cablt DttpaicK to Tnc Son.
BAiqcmr, Juno 27. Three starving In
surgents, who reached tho American lines
after having been without food for four
days, havo died from tho effects of eating
too much food before their stomachs were
in condition to receive It.
They ravenously devoured raw corned
beef and pork and a large quantity of hard
tack, and shortly afterward were seized
with acute cramps and other dangerous
Tho army surgeons did everything pos
sible to relieve them, but their efforts
were unavailing, and the men died six
hours after partaking of tbe food. They
were not responsible for their gluttony,
as the Bight of food In such abundance
after their long deprivation had rendered
them Insane.
LXAnrna iiiit goxtiwext.
an-peea, Skaftar, and Oarola Bipeet Coat
Plata Sueoaaa.
MptUl Cahlt Detpatch to Tn In.
Sibonkt, via Kingston, Jamaica, June
28. On the very eve of the great fight
which is to take place for the possession of i
Santiago, the three commanders upon
whom devolves tbe leadership of the at
tacking forces to-night express tho utmost
confidence in the result.
Tho three oro Gens. Shatter and Callxto
Garcia and Admiral Sampson. The army,
under the command of the first two, has
driven tho Spaniards back until they now
rest In the trenches about the city In which
they are to make their lost stand.
Boforo the entrance to the horbor lie
Sampson's grim warships, assuring his
eh aro In the coming victory and making
tho escape of Cervcra's sqadron Impossible.
The army, of course, will bear the greater
part in the work that Is to come, but to
the navy remains tho glory of lowering tho
Spanish Admiral's flag.
While confident of victory, Garcia de
clares that tho Spaniards will fight
desperately, IIo and Gen. Shatter are
campaigning together In tho utmost
harmony. It was feared that the Cu.
ban leader might decllno to cooperate
with the American forces unless Shatter
formally recognized the Cuban Republic.
Dut when tho Generals met, Garcia, with
tears in his eyes, took Shatter by tho hand
and said:
"You havo como to fight the enemies of
my country, and wo will serve with you
without question."
Admiral Sampson sold yesterday: "For
tho present Cervcra and his vessels are
safe from the guns of our fleet.
Wo can do nothing but remain here
and prevent his escape. Gen. Shatter
must flint enpturo the city and all
tho forts before wo can enter tho
harbor. Mcanwlillo Cerrera cannot
trnln his guns upon our land forces
during tho attack upon tho city, and the
only guns that havo been rumored from his
fleet for uso upon the land are those from
tho Rcina Mercedes, which we disabled,"
Gen, Shatter had this to suy about the
" Tho Spanish do not seem to be anxlou,s
for light. I believed that our landing
would bo stubbornly opposed and that the
moment we got ashore we would find our
hands full. To my surprise they
are doing everything to put off tbe
final test. I don't bolieve that the Spanish
infantry will offer n very dangerous resist
ance. Its effectiveness lias been overesti
mated, In my opinlou. They havo nbout
IL',000 troopn Jllltll.
"I do nnt expect that, , he Spanish cav-
Half ram toSlagar Faalli.JuIr ii to Ota. Call
on New Yurk Central tuku aieut and tit tka tiett.
Adv. i
airy and artillery will prove to bo factors
in the coming battle. They have a few
guns, but of cavalry they hnvo only a
"Our reinforcements were o nlow In
coming that I had determined to go ou
without them, but I decided to wait when
I heard that they were going to arrivo
to-day. My plan Ib to lose as few men
as possible, and a few thousand more
troops aro not to be despised In a case like
the present. When wo get our whole forco
in shape we will probably storm tho city,
but something may occur to change this
programme, and wo may decide to starve
them out."
Gen. Garcia said:
" Although It will be a senseless and
hopeless fight for tho Spaniards, yet fight
they will, and, after a fashion, bravely.
They fight for no prlnclplo; It is rnero
bruto obstinacy. Thoy aro like bulls, who
fight merely becauso they have horns. San
tiago will ls taken In two days."
itionx vp nx the aPANiarr.
Thrr Deatroy a Part or tha Rallraad Traatlo
at Aauadorea.
(! Caele JPeipafek I Tan In.
Off Santiago, Juno 27. Tbe Spaniards
early this morning blew up tho western
abutment of the railway trestle at Agua
dores, a work that thoy hove been trying
to accomplish for several days.
Tho Gloucester has been guarding that
point, but at 1 o'clock this morning the
enemy exploded a charge, the noise of
which was heard at Altares, nine miles
Tho Cubans In advance of the American
army on the coast line had reached tbe
eastern end of tho trestlo and tho Span
lards were determined that they should not
get across tho trestle If they could prevent
it. To-day tho Spaniards hold their po
sition and the Cubans theirs.
Tho Gloucester has been firing all day to
prevent tho Spaniards wrecking tho trestle
Tho American pickets are so near San
tiago now that Admiral Sampson has de
cided that thero shall bo no more shelling
of the forts or shore batteries, unless an
emergency arises, until the army is
ready to attack the city, when, in
all probability, a Joint attack will be made,
tbe fleet bombarding and driving the
Spaniards from their batteries, as they
have done in every previous bombardment.
This will moke it cosier for the army to
take the outer defences of the city.
It Is reported that the army engineers
will facilitate, the work of the warships In
taking possession of the harbor by arrang
ing a way for projecting explosives from
the heights back of the city into the inner
harbor to explode the mines or break up
tbe mlno fields there.
After silencing tho outer shore batteries,
which. Judging from past experience, will
not be difficult, and nftcr the army has ad- '
vanccd on them Admiral Sampson expects
to meet with the greatest difficulty nt
Smith Key, where there are two Krupp
guns In steel casemates.
The battery at this point aimed good
shots at the Murblehoad during tho first
bombardment of Santiago, and the men and
officers of the fleet were glad when they
heard the report ten days ago that one of
the shells from tho dynnmlto cruiser Ve
suvius hnd donn great damago to the bat
tery there. The full extent of the damage
Is, however, not definitely known,
Tho Indiana Is still doing blockade
duty. One of the ships will soon be sent
to Neuevltas to see that nothing Inoppor
tune happens there, reports having reached
hero that tho Spaniards aro displaying
activity in that neighborhood,
Tho array sent to tho fleet to-day for in
trenching Implements.
Tbe cable between Guantanamo and
Santiago was cut to-day nt Slboney, and
tho end was takenashoro. Communication
from that place with New York via
Guantanamo and Iluytl will soon be es
tablished. It seems Impossible foreltherof the cable
eteomers to cut tbe last cable oonneottng
Capt.-Gon. Blanco with Madrid. This Is
the cable between Santiago and Jamaica,
There have been several actual cuttings,
but apparently of the same cable In differ
ent points. The Spanish cable company Is
laughing at the futile attempts of the
Americans to find Its cable.
Kxperts say that tho cable was put down
so many yenrs ago that the sea growth has
practically made It a part of the sea bot
tom, which renders the attempts to grapple
for It without result.
lie Wei Killed lj a Mauier Bullet Tea Red
Craea llaaaier Arrlvaa.
tpitlal Caele Devote it Tan Ira.
Sibonev, Juno 27. An examination of
the body of Hamilton Fish, third, of New
York, one of Roosevelt's rough riders, who
was killed In the fighting near Sevlllaon
last Friday, showed that a Mauser bullet
had entered his right side and gone straight
through his body. Every shot, but one, In
Fish's carbine had been fired.
Young Sergeant Elwell of tho Second
Infuntry died this morning from prostra
tion caused by tbe heat.
The Red Cross steamer State of Texas ar
rived here to-day. Four nurses wens sent
Bala Co., Nail Praduoa niafcnago.
Delta at axport prlceei art? Hjlu.jiv.
ashore shortly nftcr hor arrival. A quantity
of supplies was landed for the uso of tho
sick and wounded. Miss Clara Barton and
tho nurses Immediately went to work In
tho shed which Is being used on o hospital.
Gen, Joaquin Castillo nnd his Insurgent
forces started from Balquirl this ovenlng
for tho front,
A remarkable surgical oporatlou has
been performed on tho hospital ship
Olivette by Surgeons I'arkor nnd Howard
on Corporal John Cudahy of tho Tenth
Cavalry, who was shot through the brain
In Frldoy's battle,
Tho top of his skull was removed, and
tho bullet was found embedded In the wall
of tho skull-on the oppositosido from which
It entered. Cudahy will recover.
Tho Iran KuterDrlaea Thero Will Ha Itpeumed
at Onoa,
Specdil Cable OeepateA IoTde Boh.
HAiquim, Juno 27. Tho Spanish-American
Iron Company, whoso office Is at 1
Broadway, Now York city, and whoso
mines nnd plant hero have been tn posses
sion of the Spaniards tor two years, intend
to resume operations at once.
The railroad roundhouse and shops bo
longing to the company, which were
burned by tho enemy boforc the bombard
ment of Balquirl by the American fleet,
will bo rebuilt.
The mines of tho Carnegie andBothle
hem steel companies, which aro six miles
distant from thlsplace,wlll soon be worked
again. Tho oro from these mines Is used
In making Harvoylzod steel plates, many
of which are on tho American warships
now off this coast.
rr. b. roar omen at haiquiel.
It la Opan far nuetaeae Wa VYIlt Taka Ckarsa
of Santiago Malta Saaa
tnctal Cable Dtipateh to Tm Sex.
Baiqcihi, Juno 27. Tho first United
States registered letter and money order
Post Office in Cuba has been established at '
this place by Mr. L. Kempner of the New
York Post Office. Tho office is equipped for
doing tho business of a city of 200,000
Mr. Kempner will take possession of the
Santiago Post Office when tho city Is occu
pied by tho American troops.
The Spanlarda Admit That VTo Are Wltala
Threo Mllae or Kaatlaso.
Hpt euU CabU IHwteh to Tun Sea.
HaDniD, Jane 28. According to one of the
latest reports Gcc. Luque will only be able to
detach a few battalions and one mountain bat
tery undor Col. I'cario to reinforce Qcn. IJnnres
at tjantliiEO, wbo announces afresh advance of
the Americans, with several batteries of Held
and qulck-flrtno- buds. Tho American lines nra
within three miles of Santiago and 1,800 yards
of tbe SpanUh positions.
The Cubans are moro active In tho eastern
province!, thalr object being: to retard tbo Span
ish reinforcements ruovlne toward Santiago.
Tbe Spaniards durtnc tbe recent flghttnn
i took several Amorloan prisonrrs, wbo com
plained of tho lack of provisions intboAmar
icrn army, the excessive heat and tbe latlc of
tropical outfits. Tber uleo declared that thero
was much sickness nmone tho Americans.
Gen. Gomez is represented as being; tnocmed
by the special attentions the Americans have
shown don. Garcia. Sanguily, Itabl, Castillo,
and others, while they hava neglected to pro
vide htm with sufficient supplies, whleh he
solely needs.
Admiral Cervrrn has been authorized to use
his discretion In cooperating in the defence of
Santiago or In making a sortie.
The Government continues to profess Incredu
lity regarding- the despatching of an American
flying squadron to the Spanish coast, and the
news has mad little Impression in some quar
ters. Elsewhere It is causlnir a sensation, es
pecially In the Atlantic coast cities.
The Cadis authorities put the land and sea
forces through a mlmlo defence yesterday.
Thousands of the inhabitants lined the sea
walls and esplanades watching the artillery.
Their practice was excollent, which Is said to
hare caused much enthusiasm.
Defence proparatlons continue to be energet
ically carried on at Cartagena, 'Ceuta and liar
eelona. Tbe Inhabitants In thnso places and at
Bilbao, Santandor, Uljon, La Corufia and Vigo
aro volunteering to aeslst tho Government with
men ana money. It is declared that all theforo
cointr cities are capable of making an exoellent
Seme at Cuvaa Seuthern Caaat aad San Juan,
In Porto Itlro, larluded,
Washington, Juno 28, Tha President baa
Issued this proclamation, declaring the blockade
of southern Cuba and San Juan, Porto Illco:
By th4 rretdtnt at IA L'nttctt itatu of America A
lroelomation t
IVhertati, For tbo reasons aet forth In my
proclamation of April 22, lB'.IB, n blockade of
tbo ports on the northern coast of Cuba, from
Cardenas to DaUla Honda Inclusive, and of the
port of Clenf uegos, on tbo tuuth coast of Cuba,
was declared to hare been instituted; and
whereas it has become desirable to extend the
blockade to otbor Spanish porta:
Now, therefore, I, William McKlnloy, Presi
dent of tbe Unltod States, do hereby dc lare and
proclaim that. In addition to the blockade of the
porta specified In my proclamation of April 22,
189, tho United Rtaios of America has insti
tuted and will maintain an effective blockade
of all tbe ports on tho south roast of Cuba, from
Cape Franoes to Capo Cruz, Inclusive, end also
of tbe port of Sail Juan, in the island of l'orlo
Noutral vessels lying in any of the ports to
which the blockado la by tho present proclama
tion extended will be allowed thirty days to is
sue therefrom with cargo.
In witness nhoroof I havo hereunto set my
band, and oaused tho seal of the Unitod States
to bo afllxed.
Done at tbe city of Washington, this twenty
seventh day of June, A, I), 1H!H, and of the in
dependence of the 1'nlted States, tbo one hun
dred and twenty-second.
, ,, WlMlAJI McKW.EY.
By the President,
J, B, Moonr, Aeilng Secretary of State.
pain Sanda Aatl. Yellow Prvrr Serum la Cuba,
Spteial Cablo rtstpateh foTna sex.
MoNYfiriKKO, June 2H. A quantity of Dr.
Snaarcill's nnti-rellow fuver serum baa been
sent to Cuba by orilor of tne Spanish Govern-
Vtorlh Brains.
. KlDipsoa't new Luau Offlce and Safe Deposit Vault.
( Uwl Vd at., bear Broadway. adv.
Sltskt Itrlier Ulrrn tn r.laht Thousand Famish
ing: Perseus.
Spretal Catlt Ttpate foTnx Snx.
M Atmin.Junc 2.-Tho dlstrets In this city haa
become so terrible that tbo (luardlans of tho
Poor, whoso Chairman Is Scflor AEUlllera. tbe
Civil Governor of Madrid, have been obliged to
lutervono to rescue the poor from doath bv nctual
starvation. Tho Guardians distributed ticket
to 8,000 of the most needy of tho aufferors, en
titling them to a small parcel of bacon, beans,
potatoes, and breud.
Tho distribution took place to-day at tho
Asylum ot Santa Criitlna. Hours before the
tlmo for tho ghlng out of the provisions tha
streets leading to tho asylum wera packed
with crowds of famishing people.
Tbo police were entiroly unable to manage tha
eagerly expectant thousands, who saw before
them the first opportunity in woeks to procure
a llttlo nourishing food for themselves, and. In
many cases, for tholr starring children.
More than 4,000 famished wretches who had
been unablo to procuro tickets swelled the
throngs, clamoring for bread,
Tbe spectiole was a most pitiable on, and
clearly indicated the abyss of suffering into
which the war has plunged thousands of tbe
lower classes, who, prior to the outbreak of
hostilities, were able to tako care ot themselvos
and their families.
In the crowds were many peasants and others
from the country whose means ot livelihood
hava been lost and wbo came to Madrid with
tho futile hope that In the capital they would bo
able to nnd employment.
Suffering and dospalr were plainly visible on
their features, and tears stood in the eyes ot
many as tholr scanty dole ot food was passed to
When the supply of provisions had been ex
hausted Sefior Agulllera ordered that a real,
the value of which Is about 10 cents, be given
to each of those who had received no food.
Prime Minister Sagaeta to-day rccolved a
deputation from the Barcelona Chamber of
Commerce. He approved tba recommendation
made by the deputation that publlo works bo
started for the relict of the poor without the
usual circumlocution which generally character
izes Government work, and invited the deputa
tion to discuss the details with Sefior Capdepon,
Minister of the Interior. Tho deputation de
clared that 20,000 operatives employed in the
factories in the province of Barcolona would
soon be Idle.
A Snvnl OOlcer Bora It la In Very Bad Con.
dlllnn and Cannot (Jet Par.
Sperial CabU Tf patch to Till Re.
Ionpon, Juno 28. Tho Daily Mail' Port Said
correspondent telegraphs un intorvlew had by
him with a distinguished naval officer who haa
examined tbe vessels comprising Admiral Cama
ra's squadron. Tbls officer laughs at the idea of
the squadron attempting to steam to Manila.
Tbe Pelayo and the Emperador Carlos V he
says, aro In a scandalous state, needing ex
tensive repairs. In fact, they aro senrcaly
Ho adds that the engines of torpedo boat de
stroyers cannot bo kept In order, and that the
vessels will never got far. In conclusion, he
said: "The Spaniards aro wise to keep tbelr
vessels out ot reach of the Americans."
In view vf tbe fact that tho final passage in
the foregoing dospatch was promptly passed by
the Bpanlsh censor it is suggostad that tho ru
mor it conveys was intended to be misleading.
A despatch to tho London Chronicle from
Port Said says that Admiral Camnra'a squadron
is in a most sloveu condition. Most of tho
vetxel hava foul bottoms.
The repairs necessary to tbo machinery ot the
Audan will require a week to effect. The
Buenos Aires, Covadcnga, Isla do Panay, and
Colon have been removed to the berths reserved
for ships making a long stny.
The Captain of the Pelnyo baa been landed
sick. Tbe coaling of the vessels or tho supply
ing of stokers has been prohibited pending tbe
decision of the Egyptian Govornment.
Caiko, Juno 28, Tba Govornment, acting
under instructions from Lord Cromer, the Brit
ish Diplomatic Agent, has stopped a French
firm at Port Said from furnishing coal to Ad
miral Camera's squadron pending a deoision
from Qrcat Britain.
It Will Proralaa a Stnbla ftovrmme-nt nnd Ite
llslune Freedom In tlin Philippines.
San FnANClsco, Cal., Juno 28. Gen. Merrltt
said tbla evening that bo had boon carrying on
a telegraphic conference with President McKln
ley, and that tho proclamation which will bo
Issued on his arrival In tbo Philippines was
alraady drafted in Spanish and English.
In this proclamation tho Islanders would bo
informed that the United Stales intended to
establish a stable Govurnmeut which would
froo them from tbo troubles that had
alllicted thfiu. This proclamation would
deny the charges of priests thut tbo Ameri
cans would Interfere with the Catholic
religion, Thero would be no such Interference,
nor would any changes bo made utccpt in tho
interests ot good government, Tho proclama
tion would rocclvo tbo wldost publicity over tbe
Islands through tho uewspnpcrs and posters.
In regard to hid plans Gen. Merrltt n!d that
before Gen. Gi eenc left he authorized lire one to
tako poM-silon nf tbo Ulamls if In his judgment
tbo step waanrteasary. Gen. Merrltladiled:
" I'm not a glutton for military glory, nnd if
Greene choosei to do the work tut out for mo
I chall not I'omplnin, When our expedition gets
tbrro If tho islands aro not jutscUedue will
seize them and proclaim tbo now Government,
peaceably If possible, but In any event wo will
take thcin,"
Gen. Meriitt said that the transports which
sailed jcslcrdny und today would coal at Hono
lulu ami that Ihero would le no delay on Iho
part of tho Niiupor!, ou uldi'h be sailti to
morrow. Tho Valencia sailed litis aicnliig. The New.
port will sail tn-mnrrow niorii.ni;, uml In
expected to civerlnk" the Vnlfiu la bofora slin
reiithoi llunnliilu Till I H moo'i Iho Aslnr
hittery and I he Tlilru Art !- out aboard tbo
Newport, hut Gen. Mtrrltl will noLenibiirk un
til to-moriow niornlni;.
Today Gen. .Merrill climeil hi- lit.uliiuartrrs.
Ilia olllci-s will l orcuplfil by Itrig.-Gen. K, r.
Oils, who will li ivc ehargi' here.
'Iho Valencia ii Iwdly crowded nml thu men
will have u alecpon dick nflu Honolulu is
reached, for llirre I no rliuncu for pioper ven
tilatlun below ulici unco shn Is in the tropics
till It COAL 4T ,S, 7 '(.If 1.1.
iitlnr.illun uf the Vin-I'M intent ir llrarts
lamird til tba Amt-rlrau t'iMialll.
.Si eclnl Cable lietpofvU to TnE Si'm.
St. TlliiMtH, Dmlsh West Indlef, June 29.
The Colonial II ink has been foriniilly nolillod of
the miu-p.iymrni of tho drafts Issued by the
American Consul here for tho pajment for a
large quantity of ami piirihntod by him m or
der tn keep it from fulling Into the li inns of the
Tbe bank Is now preparing legul proceedings
to recover tbo mono). It is pxnertod than au
attachment will bo placoii on all tho American
cxMlhero to-morrow . It Is undcrnioud that all
the. consular property Is alto likely to bs attached.
He Is nilhla Three Utiles or Santlara ami 'ifl
Trlecrnpha that All Ilia Artillery le Landed fjM
Innllj About IS.OOO Men to Dl Usl It 1-H
Illin at Unoo far llelnrorremeals Oan. !
Slllea tn tio to Cuba to Nupervla Affair. TjH
Wabiunoton, Juno 28. A despatch received
by the Secretary of War lato this afternoon kH
from Mnjor-Ocn. Shatter informed tho Govern- U
ment that the American forces had advanced ",'M
from Sot ilia to ii point within threo miles of ,'
Santiago. This is tho text ot tho message: H
Plata met, Khtb, June 28, 18p9, jfl
, Off Slboney. Cuba, Juno 27, 0 V. M.
All Is progressing well. We occupied to-daf AU
an advanced position abandoned by the anmr ifl
yesterday on the Sovllla and Santiago road ws
ot tho Sbd Juan Hlver and within three tullMOt !
Santiago and from which It can be plainly leea,
Major-Qcneral U. S. Y commanding. 41
Another message from Gen. Shaftsr, reelra4 vfl
at tb sauio time, was: ?H
, ,. , . . nAiooini. Cuba, Jnn 37. 3-fl
The Yale arrived this A. M. all right. Troops '
now disembarking. Your ton. who has btn ak
the front as a volunteer, assigned to duty ea
the staff ot Gen. Dufflold. ffl
Sitirrcn, MaJor-atneraL
The War Offlce had learned from the Navy (.1
Department early this morning that th Yalo
had arrived off Santiago and had discharged. '41
her troops. Admiral Sampson having briefly In- ?
formed Seoretary Long to that elTcct. ;
Further progress of tb most important M
character in the Santiago campaign was ra-
ported to Major-Gen. Miles thla afternoon la ,
a despatch from Gen. Shatter. The despatch
said that all of tho heavy artillery had been jjl
landed on Monday and that tho last of the .9
troops had gone ashore. This manage also was ,JB
dated Balquirl, and no doubt exist that the vfl
landing of the heavy slcgo and field guns was '
affectod at that placo as was that of the main - hB
body of troops last weok. M
The steady advance ot the American foroca 'tm
under tbe Immediate command of Gen. Wheeler
to within sight of the city of Santiago is no )M
turprlso to those who knew that the molt ao- 9
tlve operations wera in contemplation by tho 21
Government, There it little probabilltr. how 19
ever, that the main assault on the stronghold u I
where Gen. Ltnorcs's forces are intrenched will m
bo mado within tb next few days. The Cab- Am
inot at lis rogular session this morning dlionssad fJM
tbo chances of a fleht In Santiago, and U A'JI
was regarded as probable that tho attack on "&m
tbe city would not bo mado this week. The II
plan of the army administration seems to pro- M
vldo for a postponement of attack until such m
time as the reinforcements from Tampa shall 'M
have arrived. The Government deems it un- ';
wlbo to begin the attack on the city until tufll- XM
clent troops aro near at hand to reinforce the "I
advance forces in case of a repulso by the M
enemy. fl
It is not heltovod by the officials of the War fl
Department that an aggressive movement will iM
bo mado by tha Spanish in Santiago, and no fear II
of a precipitate attack Is entertained as a result II
of moving tho American forces up to tho very rj
gates ot tho city. By so moving tho troops tho
American military commander! will boooms
better assured of controlling the approachet to ;
tho city, and, having the situation In smaller
compass, will bo able to deal with it) inoro effi
ciently. Whllo Gen-Shatter Is waiting tor th rein- A:
forcemeats from Tnmpa tho time will also ba rf
occupied in transporting Iho heavy sioge and '
field guns up from tho coast. The question ot V
Just wbero this heavy ordnanools at present f
was settled by the despatch from Gon. Shatter i
this afternoon. In width he said that tho guns ,
were landed yestorday.
The War Department It making all haste In .'
th preparations to send about 15,000 troops !
from Tampa to Santiago. An unconfirmed re- i
port waB circulated about tho War Department
this afternoon, to tbo offoct that 8,000 or 0,000
soldiers would embark on transports ut Tampa
to-night. At any rato, it is prohible that the
expedition to southern Cuba will not ho post
poned beyond Friday, and it Is possible that all '
of tho troops will get away on Thursday, as was J
believed, yosterday, would be the caBe.
A telegram was receivod to-day from Major- '
Gen. Brooke at Chlckamauga Informing the d- ,
rartment that ho was reorganizing his army .
corps preparatory to sending part of It to )
Turn pa and thenco to Porto KIco. IIo will I- ''
lect tbo fifteen regiment which are best '
equipped for service. These will be organized
Into two divisions, and Gen. Brooke will com- '
raand tbo troops in person. It is probable that '
at least a part of thu corpa, the hulk of whloh Is
destined for tho lnvaslou of Porto KIco, will go '
to Santlngo before tbe movement against ths ',
smaller Spanish Island. Tbe troops may not
bo used, however. In the Santiago campaign.
It can ho said on tbo highest nutborlty thai 7-
desplto the rumors to tho effect that Gen. MI1J '
will not be allowed to take any active part In j'
tho campaign immediately, bo will be aentte ;
Suntingo within a very short time. Thero Is a t
new reason for tbls statement since ths pubhV j
cation of the fact in The Sun this morning. J
Notwithstanding tho sensational publications ';
to tbo contrary, it Is certain that Gen. Miles X
possesscs the complete confidence of th J
Administration. Military operations of th
broadest character will he Intrusted to '-
his personal charge. Tho present plan
of tho Government is to send him to .
Santiago Immediately. It Is understood, how- '.
ever, that when he arrives In soutborn Cuba
Gen. Phnfler will still be nllowed to dlroct th
operatloiiK ngnlnst Santiago, and that Gen. ;
M Ilea's supervision of tbe military operations
in tho provinro will be only such as devolves
upon the commanding General of the army
ilurlnr Ills presence in the territory. Gen.
Mlles's chief business will be the mobilization of
a lare force of regular and volunteer troops In
aouthraitern Culm nnd tho preparation of these
force fur the lumslon nf l'orlo Itlco. '
There Is a double reason for thu oxtraordtnary
haato which tho Government in making to em
bark troops from Tnmpa. Not only is the Ad
ministration convinced thut it Is dangerous to '
begin the attnek on Santiago do Cuba before tb
arrival of rolnfurrenicntH, but It is convinced
that tho preparations for Invading Porto Rleo
promptly upon tho fall of Santiago should not 3
bedilayrd, &
supplies sua yrr.it wants.
Slitle Share and i'nntaa liilrorme 1)111 da i
lluwn on tha Valr. J
Tho following telegram, dated Santiago do ' it
Cuba, Juno 2T, t P. M nnd signed "Shnftar," 3
was transmitted to tho olllco of the Deptt ''
Quartermaster at New York yesterday: J
" We humI 'J, ODD pounds ut ahues No. 2 and 3 ,
for pack mulct, unit 4,1)00 pounds of shoot for 4
draughl mules, Niu, U and 4, and 400 pound J
hnracahou luilh No. 11." I'
'I be goods will bo shipped from here to J
Fort Monrou ou Monduy, They will bo re- f,1
loaded there 011 thu Yule, which is due on bar ji
return trip from Santiago on Tuosday, The it
D'pot Quartermaster will ulno ship from here fi
on Mmidui In Fort Momoa 20.000 nf tha new '
ciinv i uniform", which tho Yalo will carry to
Samlngo, Four tliousani of thet sultt have il
nlrcHil) been sent 10 t,cn. Shatter. The canvas 15
uniform riuus "hunt '.'1 pounds. The unl fi
forms now worn weigh seven or eight pounds. ft
tut, Ktftruin'l to lletarn at One. ,j
Wahiiinuton, June 'JH.-lt was said at th ft
Nary Department this morning llit thYal tf
would return ImmorfiV.elr to Newport News, $
and oho li 1 prutMbl) a.ri-ady tefi on the return " J
,rK - i 'J
On her arrival th will, take on U en. Garret- f
son' brigade, and ta aaother three or four daya, jl
barring accidents, land it In southern Cuia. A

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