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< m Board the Associated Press His
patch IJoat Dandy, oll .Santiago de
Cuba, Monday, June 2<>, 1 |?. ni , via
the Mole St. Nicholas, llayti, Tues
day, .Juno 21, i! a. m. The l'nitcd
States army for the lib?ration of Cuba,
16,000 strong, commanded by <?en.
Shaft* r. arrived off Santiago ?le Cuba
at noon to-day. The line of its dis
embarkation has nut been decided on,
but it will b<- within the next three
When tin- licet of twenty-so von
transports, with its freight of fighting
men, swept up the southern coast to
day and slowed up within sight of the
loomed city of Santiago de Cuba, the
anxiously awaited soldiers were greet
ed with ringing cheers, which, faintly
echoed to the transports from the decks
of the blockading war ship- far in
shore, were most heartily answered by
the troops.
The weeks of anxious waiting on
one side and of impatient chafing on
the other were over, ami the army and
the navy had at last joined forces, and
all felt that the final blow at Santiago
was at hand.
It was 12 o'clock this morning when
the lookout on board the armored
cruiser Brooklyn reported seeing the
American fleet away to the southeast,
and a moment or so later he announced
that a dozen transports were in sight, i
Then signals were exchanged from
ship to ship, gladdeniug the hearts of
the weary bloekaders. Then the Uni
ted States auxiliary cruiser Glouces
ter, formerly J. Pierpont Morgan's
yacht Corsair, dashed away to meet
and welcome the troops.
In about half an hour later a grim
forcBt of masts had sprung apparently
from the sea, and a most impressive
soene was presented as the armada
swept gracefully up from the horizon
towards the shores where the great
struggle is to take place.
The transports were ranged in three
shifting lines, with the battleship In
diana on the extreme right and the
the other men-of-war on the outskirts
of the fleet. In this order the trans
ports and their escorts steamed slowly
toward the hills, where the Morro's
red walls gleamed brightly in the sun
A dispatch boat of the Associated
Press, as she steamed among the
transports was eagerly besieged on all
sides for news, Admiral Sampson's op
erations, officers and men clamoring
for a word from the bloekaders. Much
satisfaction was expressed among the
troops -?vhcn it became known that the
actual capture of Santiago is to be left
to the army.
The American fleet off Santiago has
been materially strengthened by the
addition of the war ships, which es
corted the transports here.
With the United States Transport
Ships, off Santiago de Cuba, Monday.
June 20, Noon, via the Mole St. Nico
las, Hayti, Tuesday, June 21?1 a. m.
?The fleet of United States trans
ports, having ou board 10,1)00 men,
under command of (?en. Shafter, ar
rived off Santiago do Cuba at noon to
day, being exactly six days out from
Port Tampa.
The Army of Liberation left Eg
mont Key at noon on Tuesday, June
14, convoyed by the United States war
ships Indiana, Castine, Helena, An
napolis, Bancroft, Morrill and Hornet.
The passage was necessarily slow, as
two big water barges and the schooner
Stevens, also used for water, had to be
towed. At Rebecca Shoals lighthouse
the fleet was joined by the -United
States war ships Detroit, Manning,
Osoeola, Wasp and Eriosson.
When the transport fleet left Port
Tampa it was the intention of those
in authority to take tho western course
around Cape Antonio, but later it was
deoided to go via tho Florida Straits,
that being a shorter distance.
After the fleet got into the rough
waters of the straits the transports
were formed into three lines, about
100 yards apart, while 000 yards sepa
rated the ships.
The easily advancing transports
presented a very impressive spectacle,
stretching for miles over the bluo wa
ters. It was ono of the largest fleets
ever gathered together, the grim-look
ing men-of-war hovering like watch
dogs on the outskirts of the human
freighted ships.
At night every precaution was taken
to guard against any possible attack.
No lights were allowed on the trans
ports, and the gunboats, in the direc
tion of the shore, were doubled in
number, while at frequent intervals
search lights swept the waters in the
direction of Cuba in search of hostile
Throughout the voyage not one
Spanish gunboat or sign of the enemy
was seen.
On Friday the convoying fleet of
war ships was reinforced by the Mont
gomery and tho Porter, off Puerto
The voyage throughout was tedious
M 1 is J m >I l s : 11 finir I ) ( s -
and uninteresting. To the weary sol
diers life on hoard transports isas un -
warlike to them as a journey on a
The spectacle < !' transferring the
sick at sea was presented on Saturday.
Kor four hours the Heel lay to while
the ships' boat carried fourteen pa
tienls to tlit: hospital ship Olivette.
In tin rough waters of the Bahama
Channel (his work for the little boats
was quite difficult and the -hoisting of
the limp forms to the rolling deck <>1
the Olivette seemed dangerous. Hut
the moving of the sick was finally ac
complished in safety.
The weather throughout the voyage
was excellent, and consequently there
was little suffering from sea sickness.
Hut fourteen eases of typhoid fever
and some measles developed, the for
mer being especially oil the boats
which carried horses and mules. The
surgeons, however, say that the
health of the men is unexpectedly
The first sight of land was obtained
in the vicinity of Santiago dc Cuba.
When the topmasts of the blockading
ships were seen they sent a thrill of
enthusiasm through the soldiers, and
they are now eagerly awaiting the
landing in Cuba.
The men seem confident of a swift
and easy victory, but they seem rather
to hope for hard fighting.
The heat and long confinement in
the holds of the transports have told
very severely on the horses and mules,
and many of them died during the
last days of the voyage.
On Hoard the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, off Santiago dc
Cuba, .Monday night, ?June 20, via
Kingston, .Jamaica, Tuesday, June
21, 11 a. m.?As soon as the fleet of
transports had arrived ata point about
twenty miles off Santiago de Cuba this
afternoon the steamer Seguranea, hav
ing on board Gen. Shafter and his
staff, left the other vessels lyiug to
and steamed to the flagship of the
American fleet in order to visit Hear
Admiral Sampson.
The General went on board the flag
ship, aud later (ten. Shaftor, Admiral
Sampson, and a party of officers
boarded the Scgurauca, which went to
Acerraderos, about seventeen miles
west of Santiago, and near which
place Gen. Garcia is encamped with
3,000 Cuban soldiers. Gen. Shafter
and his staff and Rear Admiral Samp
son went ashore and proceeded to
Gen. Garcia's headquarters, about a
mile inland, where they spent several
hours in consultatif with the Cuban
At the conclusion of the conference
Gen. Shafter and the other officers
had little or nothing to say regarding
the plans for landing the American
troops, or for the co-operation of tho
Cubans. The best information ob
tainable is that there will be no at
tempt to make a general landing for
two or three days.
The result of Rear Admiral Samp
son's investigation of the various pro
posed landing places was also laid be
fore the army officers, but Gen. Shaf
tor is not prepared to announce a defi
nite selection without investigating
the matter further himself.
Sen. Garcia gave the Americans as
suranoos that they need have no fear
of contracting diseases on the south
eastern coast of Cuba, as tho climato
there is not unhealthy, only extreme
ly hot at this season of the year. The
Cuban general declarod that his own
troops, ill fed and ill clothed as they
wore, wore in good health, and there
fore the Amcrioans need not fear fe
vers or other serious ailments.
Gen. Bhaftor examinod the condi
tion of the Cuban soldiers during his
visit and was impressed with their
hardy and soldierly appearance, al
though he recognized the fact that
they need clothes and provisions, both
of whioh wore given them during the
The intorview oloscd with tho un
derstanding on tho part of both gener
als that small bodies of troops are to
be landed at once at soveral points
along the coast, where they will be
safe from any serious attack by tho
Spaniards and will be able to keep the
enemy in doubt for the present as to
thoir ultimore intentions.
Among the troops that will be land
ed first are a numbor of men from the
engineering corps, t?ho "srill hsgin
work at onco preparing for the move
ment of the main body.
Gens. Shafter and Garoia will eon
suit further to-morrow.
Wherever the landing may take
place, the operations and the informa
tion of the last ten days show now
conclusively that bitter work is ahoad
for Gen. Shafter's men before the
Spanish flag comes down from Morro's
walls. The Spanish cavalry, infantry
and guerilla forces, estimated by Ad
miral Sampson to-day to number from
B0.000 to 45,000 men. are stretched
from Guantanamo to Cabanas, a dis
tan?.f fifty miles, ready to concen
tra to at ?h?' point of attack. Starving
and harassed from the island by the
-,.?i.Ituat?^n of t?ic Span
iards is desperate, tbe naval officers
familiar with the situation fully ex
pect terrific fighting about Santiago.
Interview? with army officers on the
transports show that there is some
anxiety as to bow the men will stand
the strain if the fighting begins im
mediately after tho long inactivity at
Tampa and the wearying voyage.
There is no fear, however, for the final
result, as the guns of the fleet will be
of immense assistance to the Ameri
can troops.
It was nearly dark before the officers
returned to the Seguranca, aud then
she steamed hack to tho flag ship und
took up a position for the night.
Before nightfall all the other trans
port.1- and the convoying war ships had
drifted nearer to the shore, and the
Spanish soldiers, watching from the
bluffs ort both sides of the entrance of
Santiago harbor, must have been im
pressed by the great array of the ves
sels standing off shore. There were
nearly sixty of them, including the
troop ships, and the men-of-war com
prising Hear-Admiral Sampson's fleet
and the squadron of Commodore
The 8.000 Spanish soldiers and per
haps 2.000 Spanish soldiers guarding
the city and harbor of Santiago de Cu
ba doubtless concluded that there waH
but a small chance of overcoming the
force of American warships and some
20.000 American soldiers and sailors
which are certain to be burled against
them before the present week is passed
The dispatch boat of the Associated
Press left the fleet for the cable sta
tion just at nightfall, when the war
ships had taken their positions in a
semi-circle just in front of the harbor
entrance with the troop ships further
out. The sea was comparatively
smooth, for the first time in several
weeks, and the great fleet was almost
The newspaper dispatch boats, which
had been steaming back and forth
among the transports since the arrival
of the transports, were held up at ev
ery stage of thur patsagc with the re
quest to take letters to the nearest
mailing ports, giving accounts of the
voyage and announcing the safe arri
val of the army off the enemy's coast.
For some it might be the last word for
mother, wife or sweetheart at home
from him who bad answered the call of
his eountr".
According to the naval regulations
established at the outbreak of tho war
not a light was visible on any of the
ships, and the cordon of men-of-war
lying under tho Spanish guns near
Morro Castle kept their vigil with
more than usual care during the dark
hours of the night to guard against j
the approach of a torpedo destroying
boat, which might attempt to run out
of the harbor, and with one well-di-1
rected shot sink a troopship in the
depths of the sea and send the souls
of those aboard into the realms of
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, off Santiago de
Cuba, Monday night, June 20, via
Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, June21,
2.40 p. m.?Gen. Calixto Garcia and
tho other Cuban officers gave Gen.
Shaftcr nod Admiral Sampson a hear
ty welcome at AcerraderoB this after
noon, when t:ie American officers on
board tho steamer Seguranca went to
his headquarters to hold a consulta
The Cubans showered upon their
distinguished visitors ail the blessings
of Cuba Libre for the assistance of
the United States in the Cuban strug
gle for freedom, and they expressed
tho conviction that victory was at
hand, and that the power of Spain
would soon be driven from the island
by the combined strength of the Amer
ican and Cuban arms.
When the first carl of black smoke
appea ed on the distant horizon at
noon, and announoed the coming of
the long-expected soldiers, Gen. Gar
cia himself, with the officers of his
staff around him, stood on a hillside
overlooking the sea, and gave forth
expressions of joy as he watched the
approaoh of the vessels.
The welcome news soon spread
among his half-f od,half-clothed troops,
and groat shouts arose from the dark
skinned veterans who have spent three
years in fighting the war of liberty.
They watohed the Seguranca, accom
panied by the auxiliary gunboat Glou
cester, draw away fr.om the other ves
sols and make her course to the flag
ship. Aftor sho had taken Admiral
oifiipSuu sbu??d ih?y Saw Ii Ci- heading
for shore near their mountain camp.
The Cubans sent a guard of honor to
the beaoh to welcome and receivo the
As soon as she camo to anchor in
the cove Gen. Shafter and his staff,
including Gen. Dudlow, ohief of engi
neers, and Admiral Sampson, accom
panied by a guard of soldiers, went
ashore in small boats. They were re
ceived by tho Cubans with all military
honors, and horses wore placed ot the
disposal of Gen. Shaftcr and Admiral
Sampson to rido up the stcop trail to
Gen. Garcia'8 headquarters. The Cu
ban cum mander'h tent is a rude hut, | i
covered with leaves und containing
only a meagre camp outfit. Here,
aiti i n?iiifl 0? gicviiug had been rtpo
kct). the consultation was held. It
lasted several hours. (Jen. Garcia
explained his plans fully; told how he
had the Spanish general, I'ando, coop
ed in Manzanillo, without the possi
bility of being able to co-operate with
the Spanish troops in Santiago, and
laid before the American officers maps,
showing all the mountain trails, lead
ing to Santiago from the most conve
nient landing places cast and west of
the harbor entrances.
< JJudlow, in particular, made a
close investigation of the subject, and
sought all the information available
with regard to the most feasible plans
of transporting a large body of troops
Hear Admiral Sampson says that
the ueneral landing of the troops of
(Jen. Sbafter's expedition on the coast
of the province of Santiago de Cuba
will necssarily be delayed several
days. Hcports published in the Uni
ted States to the contrary arc pure
guess work.
On Hoard the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Wanda, off Daiquiri.
Wednesday afternoon, June 22.?As
It o'clock, the hour supposed to have
been fixed for commencing the disem
barkation came and passed, the expe
dition was in suspense, but the squad
ron lay rocking complacently outside
the little bay. About 9.15 a.m. the
bombardment of the h?ls surrounding
the village of Juragua, some six miles
away, began to distract our attention
from our own affairs. Then steam
pinnacles, trailing strings of empty
boats began speeding to and fro among
the transports and gradually, though
imperceptibly, began filling up with
At ?.45 Cuban sceuts appeared west
of Daiquiri, and the New Orleans,
Machias, Detroit. Suwanee and Wasp
began bombarding. Forty-five rounds
were fired into the bush during the
first quarter of an hour and many
rounds from the quick firing guns.
Not a shot was fired in reply. At 0.45
the first boat load, containing the
men of the Eighth and First Infantry,
started for the shore, followed by the
Twenty-Fifth, colored, and the Tenth
and Twelfth Infantry at 1.10.
Prodigous cheeping from the shore,
caught up by the nearest ships, and
flying from vessel to vessel through
the squadron, announced the moment
ous fact that the American army had
begun a landing on Cuban soil, the
honor of Betting the first foot on the
island falling to a detachment of the
Eighth Infantry that was towed
ashore by the tug Wampatuck.
This important operation, thus suc
cessfully completed without loss of
life or accident, the troops on land
formed and moved up and away to
quarters without confusion. A force
of mounted Cubans, which had been
under cover during the bombardment,
now arrived and congratulations were
exchanged. The inhabitants of the
village, assured that the worst was
over, came out?colored women and
children creeping iuto sight from sub
terranean shelters. At 11.BO a de
tachment of the Second Massachusetts
volunteers pulled for tbe shore, and
by noon probably ? ree thousand men
had been landed. Other detachments
were following as rapidly as the steam
launches could be made available for
?he sea was auspiciously calm and
tbe sky clear. A cool breeze was
blowing and tbe troops were in the
highest feather, and at the strains of
"Yankee Doodle" were greeting, with
loud cheers, every string of the boats
coming iu.
The correspondent of the Associa
ted I'ress, going ashore at 12.10 p. m.,
found that the Spaniards had doue
little wanton mischief. Around the
house a locomotive, several cars and
tbe railway offices bad been destroyed,
but tbe bulk of the village was left
standing. Firing ou Juraga still con
tinues as this dispatch is filed, but it
is desultory and is directed over tho
first line of hills to clear the country
An Explosion.
The steamer S., commanded by Cap
tain S.. exploded several years ago
with terrible effect, and burned to tho
water's edge. Captain S. was blown
into the air, alighting near a floating
cotton bale, upon which he floated un
injured, but TLuch blackened and mud
died. Arrived at a village several
miles below, to which news of the dis
aster had preceded him, he was accost
ed by the editor of the village paper,
with wLom ho was well acquainted,
and eager for an item.
"I say, is the S. blown up ?"
"Was Captain S. killed?"
"No, I am Captain S."
"The thunder you are ! How high
were you blown ?"
"High enough to think of every
mean thing I ever did in my life be
fore I came down here."
The other started on a run for his
office. The paper was about to go to
press and, not wishing to omit the
item of intelligence for the next issue,
a week off, wrote as follows :
"The steamer S. has burst her boil
er, as we learn from Captain S., who
says he was up long enough to think
of every mean thing he ever did in his
life before he lit. Wo suppose he waB
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