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r , 5?rCT f T'V ? cranton TWO CENTS. SCRANTON. PA.. SATURDAY MORNING, .JULY 2, 1898. TWELVE PAGES. 'X TWO CENTS. SHAFTER CAPTURES DONS' OUTWORKS In a Fight Lasting from Eight O'clock in the Morning Until Sundown the Spaniards Are Driven 'from Their Entrenchments and the American Troops Occupy the Position Thus Aban V I I i' doned Our Loss in Killed and Wounded Is Four Larger Scale Early This Morning. Washington, July Had a very rfavy There is now abo , I. .ll forces will be ther plished at 4 p. mjj, I will killed. i r . in VIEWS OF THE WAR DEPART ENT. Thousht There That Only n fx mlih two lint Yet Jlron roughs "Washington, July 1. Ji"1. months tifter the battle of Ml. on the first day of the month, i i and that first glorious engagement, began 2i set battle of the war In thl. pherc. "What the result will bi' emls- Us rot known when the department 1 losed. on of Never before since the declah war has there been such a ij mg of interest ana anxiety muniics;. . The they le to the they officials here are confident t ! have done everything po tj strengthen Shatter's hands great conflict he Is waging have unlimited confidence Iir-' tlri hie tiintv nnrl Vi I " s dis- nergy. The attack today, several dae'before .l.lV,I, Itiw ...,.rf .... ..... the nubile mind expected tilBnttie, is a tribute to his energy a i fell as to his judgment, according lo the present lights, for he und'lbtedly found it necessary to crush thl foe In detail, following Napoleon'9 livorlte maxim, instead of allowing tlem to consolidate and outnumber hln FIGHTING, NOT WRlTiVf3- As the day wore along wlthcj bring ing any news the anxiety "Ireased and the question was in evJcj one's mouth, "why did he not repoij 1iitnnt General Corbln's resn Ad- e was g, not brief but pointed: "He is flgl3 writing," and this was accept il as a llkelv and sound explanatlo Just before i oclock came a brief Jipatch from Plava del Kste. the cabl 5?tatlon near Santiago. But It was ulm an engineer officer to General i'.es and made no reference to the prioress of the battle, merely referring t (certain necessary material and live s l-'k. On the whole, this very absence JI official neivs was regarded as rather t favor able indication, the reasoning being that this morning's engagement was but a heavy skirmish and tPat our army was feeling the enemy to dis cover and strike at his weak spot It was nearly 6 o'clock when th3 signal officer received the welcome news that the enemy was retreating. ONLY A SKIRMlSHi General Miles was of the) opinion that the action of today wat in the nature ot a heavy skirmish all along the American front, particular!" on the right, and that its main purpjse was to develop the strength of th enemy and, if possible, learn the vulnerable point along the Spanish front. This, however, wa3 based only on tin lack ot definite information, and General Miles felt that any hour might bring word of a general engagement tfrlgadlcr General Stone was inclined te believe that after maintaining their stand to day, thn Spaniards would retire during the night, leaving the city evacuated. The military authorities here are ful ly considering the chances ot such a retreat of the Spanish army from San tiago and are endeavoring so to shape events that General Shatter's Krce will not only lake Santiago but vill cap ture the l-'.OOC Spaniards before they net away northward to effect,?, junc :. ture with General Fando, WORD PROM DEWE While not prolix in his utterances. Admiral Dewey lor.es no opportunity to keep the navy department Informed of the .state of affairs at Manila. A dispatch came from him today, dated Cavite, June 27, reporting that condi tions lemaln practically unchanged but not recording the ui rival of his rein forcements. He had some other mat ters of interest to communicate, but they were not of a character (hat could be properly made public at this .stage. For one thing It can bo stated that Admiral Dewey has been particu lar to avcld committing his govern ment to any particular line of action respecting the future of the Philip pines or to do anything that would einbairass General Merrllt in framing a policy to meet the needs of the case when he arrives. Ho has made no offi cial pledges to the Insurgent leader, al though he haB not hesitated to openly prulse his gcod policies and his accom plishments. So far as the navy department Knows, the Cadiz fleet is still at Fort Said, unable to ccal, but It la taking ti' chances on their course and Is stead ily pretsing the arrangements for tho despatch to the Mediterranean of tho eastern squadron under Commodore Watson, An evldenre of this purpose was made visible today in the packing and forwarding to the ships off Santia go of boxes of charts of all the waters likely to be traveled by Watson's squadron. ARRANQINQ DATTLE PLANS. How JMtnnlloii Stood nt J.nwton's llendqunrter ihu Day llrloro. (Copyright. 1S9S, by the Associated Press.) General Law ton's headquarters, Rio Gunmo. Thursday, Juno 30.(3 p. nu, "by the Associated Press dispatch boat WanQa to Porto Antonio, Jamaica, July 1 ( a, rri,), filed Klngfctnn, .Turns Ira, -' u 1. The War Department has received the following from 'General engagement today which lasted from 8 a. m. until sundown. We .. , r "ii- i mree-quaners 01 a mne General Lawton s division and General Bates be in line and in front July 1 (9.30 a, m.) Daylight tomorrow (Friday) will see a movement of tho Fifth division, under General Lawton, to a new base north and east of Santi ago. All this morning General Garcla's Cubans have been moving from their hill camp on tho cast and have been parsing headquarters at almost a dopr tiot. Assuming that '1,000 men will be deployed on the northeast, the Ameri can advance Is one mass of net. which Is now drawing close around tho doom ed cltv. General Lawton's men will move at daybreak. Three miles east of their present position there rises a narrow ridge in the Santiago valley, south ward from here the troops can look down on Caney, tiny, picturesque, old and once a thriving Spanish town, al most at their feet. Three miles' west, crowning a low ridge that crosses the Santiago valley, are seen the Span ish barracks and a largo, red building over which floats the Red Cross so ciety's flag. This is the Relna Merep des hospital, where, according to all paclflco accounts, are now located Lleutenunt Jlobson and the heroic seven. THE KEY TO SANTIAGO. The valley, three miles wide, would he a gar.den bpot In time of peace. Now It is filled with a rank tropical growth, covering abandoned plantations. Tho onlv sign of habitation between San tiago and Cavite is Duguro house, once a hospitable hotel, now used by the Spanish as a barracks, but like Cavite, abandoned except for a. corporal's guard of Spaniards. Opposite, on the northern side of the valley, is a broad plateau, accessible by a good road. This Is the key to Santiago. Artillery there could com mand the city and force the Spaniards to evacuate or to storm the heights to capture the battery. The latter's course the Americans consider extreme ly unlikely. Genet al Lawton and his command from the ridge will first take Caney. A slight .skirmish is expected, but noth ing serious, the captured paclficos all alleging that tho Spanish main force, which was here four days aco. has now been withdrawn Into Santiago in pursuance of a general plan of con centration. SPANIARDS RETREAT. Spies report Qeneral Linares' con tinuous retreat from Balquiri to San tiago. This plan is said to be much against his own wishes, but to be forced upon him by his superior offi cer, General Toral, commanding at Santiago. It Is evident the Spanish stand is to be made inside tho strong entrenchments about the city. With well armed men, eager for a final clash, this stand might well be desperate. The temper of the Spaniards is hard to nscertaln. Owing to the Cubans' biased estimate of Spanish ability, they predict a merely nominal resist ance, but the Americans think other wise. At any rate, the Spanish are eating horses and the civilians are gathering mangroves In a suburban wood, whrrp some twenty have been captured by the American patrol. The Spaniards have, therefore, tho spur of hunger. Whether it has broken their fighting spirit a few days may tell. The eantiire of dnnpv nnrt nnoollilw the occupation of the commanding plateau Is now thought to be the limit of tomorrow's movement. General LawtcJn's command carries provisions sufficient to last until July 4. With the present supply train service con tinuing without any accident, he will easily have food enough to last to July 12. By that time, accordjng to one well-informed officer, and perhaps sooner, Santiago will be taken. TO TURN ENEMY'S FLANK. This move of the fifth division will completely turn the Spanish eastern flank. General Kent's command will be able to move up parallel to its pres ent position, acting as a wall against the horde of Spaniards from these strong lines south and east. Should a serious effort be made to prevent General Lawton gaining tho desired plateau and the Spanish Interior force thereby bo weakened, General Kent and General Wheeler may bo thrown forward and a general engagement bo precipitated. A large detail has been at work all day Improving a military road to Ca ney with a view of the artillery and tho supplies for tho other force cutting through the woods parallel to old San tiago road. It is also possible that this opening may bring tho siege guns in land from the railways that are now working up the coast in the hands of our troops. MEN IN GOOD HEALTH. Tho condition of the American troops is excellent. Despite tho hard rains and tho hot nun, only IS men out ot General Lawton's 6,193 wete reported ill on today's sick call. The other commands aro equally wpll off. The men are full ot snap and ginger -and eager for the big light. In prepara i JitujJddH. '.t.jj tt j. jjtis. r 1--, i; ot open Deiween my lines ana ine city, oy of Santiago during the tion for tho final assault upon Santi ago sixty tried men In each bilgade, non commissioned officers and pri vates, have been promoted to be wire clippers, and they will precede the fir ing line about 200 or S00 feet for tne purpose of cutting the barbed wire fences that obstruct the way to the city. Their mission Is a most hazard ous one, as. they will be exposed to the fire of our own men as well as that of the enemy. The paclficos who have been brought Into the American camp during the last few days are In a piti able condition. Mtn, women and chil dren are absolutely starving, and they welcome American shelter. General Shafter has established hla headquarters with General Lawton and today hoisted the corps flag. To day the signal corps used obser vation balloons, obtaining a perfect view of the Spanish entrenchments, the city and harbor. THE MQHT BEFORE. Final I'rppnrntlons Mnilb lor the l.nnc ICxpoctPil Altnclt. (Copyright, 3S1S, by tho Associated PiesJ.) Off Juragua, June 30, 7 p. m., via Kingston, July 1. Over 1C000 Ameri can soldiers, Including all the regular troops now operating in Cuba and three volunteer regiments, supported by 4,000 Cubans under General Garcia, lie tonight within view of the Spanish entrenchments, north and east of San tiago de Cuba, ready for a forward movement in the morning, which may lead immediately to a general assault upon the city. The advance will be made by Gen eral Lawton's division, formtng the right wing, and If the Spaniards show signs of retreating or circumstances otherwise warrant It, General Wheel er's division and General Kent's di vision will doubtless Join In the ad vance, endeavor to drive the Span lards before them and enter the city. While the movement may not reach this extent tomorrow. Its purpose Is to force the five thousand men of Gen eral Lawton's command two miles fur ther forwnrd than they are now, take the little village of Caney and occupy the ridge overlooking the city and har boj, from which our artillery fire can be rained upon the Spanish Intrench mrnts In front of the city and upon the large body of Spanish soldiers hold ing them. SKIRMISH POSSIBLE. It may be tho Americans may be satisfied to accomplish this movement In one day and then postpone a fur ther advance until tne light artillery and siege guns can be placed In posi tion on the ridge, and preparations can be made to pour a deadly lire of the shell and shrapnel Into the entrench ments, dislodging the enemy and en abling tho main body of tho Ameri can forces to carry the city by storm. It Is believed that at the same time General Lawton advance. General Kent's division on tho left will attack Agun6ores, the town on the bea coast, four miles east of Morro Castle, which would give our nrmy a base much nearer Santiago than the present one at Juragua. BETTER RATIONS. Until today our men at the front have been subsisting on half rations: but owing to tho excellent work of Colonel John F. Weston, chjef of the commissary department, supplies have been sent to the front by pack trains with great despatch, all today and to night, and our soldiers are no longer in want of food; though they have been dienched with rain for several days and have been suffering from lack of sufficient food, tho spirit of the soldiers is all that could be de sired, and they are eager for the gen eral attack upon the enemy's strong hold. With our troops closing in on the Spanish intrenchments and lying al most at the gates of Santiago, sup ported by the great fleet of our war ships, lying Just outside the entrance of the harbor, prepared to demolish the Spanish shore batteries If they at tempt to stop the progress of our army, tho fall of the city of Santiago de Cuba seems to be near at hand, and tho great majority of our soldiers, sleeping tonight on the eve of events which are to occur tomorrow, bellevo tho American flag will float over San tiago on the nation's birthday Monday next. AT GENERAL KENT'S CAMP. Attack on Agundnrci to Ou Made Without llonvy Artlllorv. General Kent's headquarters, near Aguadores, June 30 (3 p. m.), by the Associated Press dispatch boat "Wanda, via Port Antonio, Jamaica, July 1 (6 a. m.), and Kingston, Jamaica, July I (8.30 a. m.). The Spaniards In the front of General Kent's lino have adopted a new method of preventing him from firing on their works. They have strung at frequent intervals Red Cross flags, the line being directly in . Kj- ..-& i , l. . '. r brigade, which have night. I regret to say JT view of their entrenchments. The ob ject cf this, It is thought at G 'cral Kent's headquarters, is,Io prevent the Americans from firing In that direction, or If the Red Cross Is Ignored, to spread the Idea that the American boys are violating the rules of civilized warfare in firing upon hospitals, n having been determined that no attdntlon will bo paid to Red Cross flags so long as they aro close up to what Is'belleved will be the line of fire. Much work has been done on the roads In this vicinity. The heavy rains placed them In bad condition and it was almost Impossible to transport ar tillery and teams over them.' It Is be lieved, however, that the American officers have determined no$ to await the arrival ot the artillery bit to move foi ward on Aguadores as soqn as pos sible. As there Is only a small battery and weak garrison there, the place should be taken without difficulty un less the men get In range Of the big guns of the batteries east of Morro castle. Ciowds of Cuban refugees from San tiago liled along the roads today and nil told the same story. They are short of food In the city, they say: but they say the Spaniards rely on the en trenchments In front of the city. Tho guns inside of It are of little use. The Cubans also say the Spaniards are ter rified at the approach of the American troops and take refuge and predict that they will make but a short de fense. . i. SOME NEWS VIA MADRID. Anmricon Wnrthlps Bombard Itlnn znnilln, Doing Little Dnmnso. Madrid, July 1. The Imparclal today publishes a dispatch from Santiago de Cuba saying that four American war ships, at 4 o'clock this morning opened flie upon Manzanlllo, province of San tiago de Cuba. The dispatch adds that tho firing, which lasted an hour, was answered by the Spanish gun boats In the harbor, and It Is further said: "The Americans retired with one vessel seriously Injured, as she was towed away with her fires extin guished." Continuing the dispatch to the Imparclal asserts that only one Spanish peasant was wounded during the bombardment. From the samo source It Is asserted that the Americana used a captive bal loon yesterday in taking observations of tho fortifications of Santiago de Cuba. In conclusion, the Santiago dis patch says a foraging party of Amer icans fell Into an ambush yesterday and that one of them was killed and the others escaped. ARilgncd to the Philippine. Washington, July 1. Batteries C and M. of tho Sixth Cnlted States artillery, now on duty at Fort Myer, Va., have been assigned for duty to tho Philippines. They will start on their transcontinental Journey next Tuesday. Ilnvo Entered the Suez Cnnnl. Port Said, July 1. The Spanish colliers Colon and Covadonga have entered tho Suez canal. H-H-H-f-H-H-t-M 4- t f f STORY T0I n Special to tho Seranton Tribune. Washington, July 1, 11.20 p. m. From a source in close touch with official circles 1 Irani that the Americans have driven UieSpanlards out of their en trenchments and arc advancing on Santiago. Heavy losses are reported on both sides. T. J. Duffy. Siboney, July 1 (3.30 p. m.), via Playa dol Estc. Guantanamo Bay, July 1. Atter over five hours' terrific fighting at i o'clcck Spanish began to leavo en trenchments and letrcal Into city. Many American were wounded. Ccpyright, lSiS. by the Associated Press.) Slborey, July 1 (3 30 p. m.), via Playa del Kste, Gucntar.amo Bay, July 1. At I o'clock this afternoon, after live hours' terrlflu fighting, the Spanish began to leave their entrenchments and retreat Into the city. Many Ameri cans were wounded and aro being Drought In. Ono man had both arms ehot oft and was wounded In the hip, but was laughing. Washington, July 1. Signal office has received following from ono of Its officers to the front: "American troops drlvlr.g Spanish tioops back. Wound ed being brought In right along," Washington, July 1. On official dispatch has been received nt the war de partment confirming the press report that General Shatter had sent back on transports to Acerraderos whence they came, 2,000 of Garcla's Cubans. The purpose Is a double one, first to prevent reinforcements coming Into Santi ago from Manzanlllo and tho west and second to prevent tho retieat In tlmt direction ot tno Spanish garrison ot th'f wn. (Copyilght, 1898, by tho Associated Press.) f Playa dol Este, 11.20 a. m. A general assault on the City of Santiago do f Cuba by tho land and sea forces of tho United States began at o'clock this f morning. General Lawton advanced and took possession of Cobona, a su- f buib of Santiago. Morro castle and tho other forts at the entrance of the f harbor wero bombarded by our fleet. Tho Vesuvius used her dynamite guns 4- with good effect. Tho Spanish fleet In tho harbor fired on American troops f who wero very close to tho city, lla-d fighting all alone the American line f was In progress at 11 o'clock. Nine wounded Cubans have been brought In. f -f Washington, July 1. A dispatch was read In tha cabinet meeting from Col- onel Allen, In charge of the Blgnal station at Playa del Estc. Ho said that f tho fight was growing furious ln,all directions. At tho time he sent tho telegram eight Americans and nlno Cubans had been wounded. Tho Span- f iurds wero shelling tho Americans as they advanced and Admiral Sampson's -4- fleet was hotly engaged, f tffffttt f Hundred Shafter, dated at Siboney: have carried their outworks and are now in . , . n i. morning troops win ue been engaged all day our casualties will be NO TROOPS YET, CABLES DEWEY Governor of Afnnlln Tempted the Gorman Admlrnl-Ho Oflercd to Turn Uvor tho City to a Neutral l.'oniinniuler--Gormnn Too Wnry. Washington, July 1. The navy de partment leceived a dUpatch today from Admiral Dewey dated Cavite, June 27. He made no mention of rein forcements and said he had avoided committing this government to any policy and had left General Merrltt free. Berlin, July 1. The following dis patch has been received here from Hong Kong: "According to trust worthy Intelligence from Manila the Spanish governor general had a few days ago, at his own request, a meet ing with Admiral Dledrlchs (the com mander of the German naval forces In the far east), in order to propose, in behalf of the Spanish government that Manila should be handed In to the provisional charge of a neutral commander. The proposal was reject ed by Admiral Dledrlchs In view of the American blockade." JAPANESE ADVICES. Hong Kong, July 1. The Japanese cruiser Matsushlma arrived here today from Manila, which she left on the af ternoon of Monday, June 27. She re ports that the American transports had not nrrived. The situation was unchanged. The Spaniards wore con tinuing to erect defenses and the In surgents were occupying positions within about 2,000 yards ot the city. Food was growing scarcer. The Mat sushlma reports also that when she left Manila harbor there were five German and four British warships there. London, July 1. A representative of General Agulnaldo, the leader of the Philippine Insurgents, who served with him during his lost Insurrection, and who Is now In London, Is quoted as saying that before Auglnaldo left Hong Kong he promised Rear Admiral Dewey (then Commodore) not to enter Manila until the arrival of the Ameri can troops. Auglnaldo's representa tive adds that he has Just received a dispatch from Cavite, saying a re public has been proclaimed by Augln aldo, under the protection of the United States, and approved by Great Britain and Japan. Frank Caruth, the head of the Philip pine Chemical company, has received a letter from a prominent business man under date of May 20, which says: "What is most feared here Is the Spaniards themselves. I hope to God If the Yankees take the Islands they will keep them." INSURGENT GAINS. Hong Kong, July 1. Acordlng to private letters from Cavite, dated June 27, tho Insurgents occupy the whole of Bulucan province. Occasional skir mishes occur. The Insurgents captur- - t - H - f - f - f - H - H - f - H - f - H - H - tl - H - t 4- i IN BULLETINS. f f - Kf4f4'ffft4H - - rrM Fighting to Be Renewed on a ... I- J 1 :J entrencneu ana cunsiuerauie augiiieiiiauun ui in carrying El Ganey, .which was accom- above four hundred. (Signed) ed the Spanish ship Bchul In Kalaya bay, while she was landing five hund red troops. A stubborn fight ensued, in which tho Spanish commander, a lieutenant colonel? was killed. The In surgents have captured the governor of Bulucan, together with his wife and children. General Agulnaldo placed under ar rest the rebel leaders Artachlo and Sandlco, for having revealed the fact that the steamer Paslg, recently seiz ed by the Hong Kong authorities, was laden with arms for the Insurgents. Sandlco applied to Consul Williams and was liberated. He Is now on board tho Nanshan. It Is feared that the Incident will cause a split In the in suigent party, Sdndlco being Influen tial, and the only Insurgent' capable of administration. The Insurgents fear that General Agulnaldo will shoot Artachlo unless Admiral Dewey In tervenes, as he Is suspicious that San dlco and Artachlo Intend to form an opposition party. AGUINALDO TALKS. London, July 2. The Hong Kong correspondent of the Dally Mall says: To a friend of United States Consul Wlldman, General Agulnaldo has de clared: "The Philippines have tho greatest confidence In American fairness. AVe trust the American people, confident that with their support woi shall be able to obtain and hold, ourullrlghts and shall be respected by aUTthe 'liuro, pean powers. Tho Amerlciftis'are re? dresslns Cuban wrongs, amdwill do the same for tho Philippines. The relations between General Agu lnaldo and Admiral Dewey are perfect ly amicable. The German war vessels have gone to Marloles to coal, and may proceed to some other port. RECRUITS FOR SHAFTER. Sntlod on the Louisiana from Tnmpn I.nst Tuesday. Tampa, Fla., July 1. The transport Louisiana sailed from Port Tampa last Tuesday bound for Santlngo with re Inforcemonts for General Shatter, The Louisiana carries 150 recruits under command of Captain W. H. James, for General Shatter's army, the Thirty second ambulance corps consisting of nineteen privates, one officer, twelve recruits, eight horses, two bell horses, forty ambulance mules, 130 pack mules, ten ambulances and twenty-eight packers. BIDS FOR ORDNANCE. Two Ponniylrnnin Firms Numbered Among the lildilrm. Washington, July 1. Bids were opened nt the ordnance office of the war department today for furnishing ordnance as follows: Thirteen sets of 7-lnch howitzers: seventeen sets of 5 Inch siege rifles; nineteen sets of 7-Inch mortars. The bidders Included the Atha and Illlngsworth company, of Harrison, N. J.; the Midvale Iron works and the Bethlehem Iron works. WAR FEELINQ GROWING. Spain Now Catching Her Second Wind, ns It Worn. Madrid, July 1. Two cabinet coun cils have been held today. A icvlval of tho war feeling is no'ticeable. The clerical organs publish violent articles against the advocates of peace, and the priests are preaching a war to the bitter end. The Conservatives also declare against tho Idea of peace at the pres ent moment. THE NEWS THIS M0UNIN0 Weather Indication! Today: Pair; Hllh Temperature. 1 General American Army Drives the Spanish Away from Their Entiench ments Into the City of Santiago de Cuba. 2 Gereral Colonel Guftey's Reply to Judge Gordon. Financial and Commercial, 3 Local Religious News of tho Week. 4 Editorial. 5 Local Saclnl and Personal. One Woman's Views.' 0 Local District Attorney Jones Talked Plain English. Regular Meeting of the Poor Board, 7 Local Great Demand for Revcnuo Stamps. Want to Oust the Poor Brard. Hawks Says Ho Was lHincood, R Local Wc3t Side and Suburban, 9 News Round About Seranton. 10 The Beauties of Mount Pocono. 11 Sunday School Lpsron for Tomorrow. Some of the Larger Costs ot Peace. 12 General How tho Soldier Boys at Camp Alger Will Celebrate the Fourth. possession of them. Ul : Of these not many SHAKlbK. WILL PUSH FOR PORTO RICO To Ho Oun In Thrco Woekt Sayi the PresidentGeneral Brooke to Bo Appointed Military Governor. Washington, July 1. President Mc Klnley told a caller today that Porto Rico would be in our possession within, three weeks. It is believed that oper ations there are to be carrlrd on with even greater speed than has marked tho progress' of events at Santiago. Major Genet avBrool-e, In command of the first army corps at Chickamau ga, has been selected to be governor general of the iMand, and he, will havo under his Immediate control the ex pedition which Is belnjr prepared. I If has received orders to have his cntro corps, numbering SO.OOO men, ready to move within Rn days. Some of the regiments comprising tho expedition have set sail from Tampa. The othera will follow aa rapidly as possible. Tho selection of General Brooke for this Important service Is due to hli eagerness for service at the front, and to the great efficiency he has shown at conwmndp.r of the Chlckamauga camp. General Brooke is regarded aj ono of the best men In the army to act as a military governor. Hchas leen dei-crlbjd by ,army offipers asHlve most thorough, gqlng disciplinarian andv the most thorough soldier. In all that constitutes the organizing and mobll- izlng ot forces, to b found In tho army. Ho Is patient, determined, courteous and evenly poised, and he has been de scribed as In many respects the coun terpart of General George II. Thomas. Major General James H. AVllson and Brigadier General Guy V. Henry aro to accompany General Brooke as divi sion commanders. The entire corps Is to proceed at once to Santlngo. There It is to be reorganized so far as may be deemed advisable. ST. PAUL AND THE TERROR. Description of tho Thrilling Flghl at Hnn Jiinn. New Yoik, July 1. Tho St. Paul ar rived in port tonight and anchored off Tompklnsvllle. She left Mole, St. Nich olas, early last Tuesday and has como here for coal, ammunition and stores. Tho St. Paul's great exploit on her ldst trip was the disabling of the Spanish torpedo boat Terror off the harbor of San Juan, Porto Rico. When the cruis er Isabel II came out of the harbor ot San Juan at about noon of June 22, covering the Terror, which was with her hidden from sight, the Spaniards thought It was the St. Louis, which had been there a short time before and known to have a small armament and not the St. Paul, which was going to be met. In the expectation of see ing a fine prize brought Into port, tho Spanlords gathered In great crowds along the harbor to see It. The engagement lasted a little over half an hour, during which the St, Paul fired 190 bhots, three of them hit ting the Terror, smashing ono of her engines, killing the chief engineer and another man, taking off the legs of a third and wounding five others. So badly was the Terror Injured that small vessels were lashed to her bides to prevent her from sinking, while a tug boat towed her In. NO NEWSPAPERS TODAY IN CHICAGO. Chicago, July 1. In consequenco ot a strike of stercotypers at a o'clock tonight not a dally paper will appear In this city tomorrow. Notice to this effect has beon posted bj: all tho papers. WAR HISTORY OF A DAY. DEWEY WIRES that he has mado to Agulnaldo no pledges, SAOASTA DENIES peace rumors. PRESIDENT EXPECTS capture ot Porto Rico within threo weeks. LARGE FORCE of Cubans will cut oft tho Spanish forces If they attempt to retreat from Santiago. IN AN ALL DAY engagement at Santi ago Shatter carried enemy's .out works with a loss of 400 killed and wounded. Spanish loss heavy. f i-f-f -H-T -HHH-t--M- -M-1 f WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, July 1. Forecast for Satuiduy- For eastern Pennsylva nia, high temperature; variable wirds. New York, July 2,-(Herald'n forecast) In tho mtddlo states and Ntw England, today, clear and slightly lets .kultry weather and nearly stationary temperature will rrevatl. with light Hnd fresh vari able winds, becoming mostly south erly in this Bc;lon, H-t-H-t-tttt-t-H-tt-t ttt tt tt t. Wfeafc f