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Uk» nsjnlri aorta at thai mm aad the
kWMtt teak place on a htUsid* near th*
—aihori. b««k of th* provisional hospital.
"Attar a arte* mrvtc* a parting volley
Was find over th* grave of the dead captain
aad th* bud* sounded "taps" aa Urn sub
sank over tba mountain topa beyond San
Warning th* Battlefield
Tb* Initial fight of CoL Wood's rough
rMara aad tb* trooper* of the First and
Tenth regular cavalry will be known In
history aa the battle of La Quaslna. That
It did not end In the complete slaughter of
th* Americana was not due to any miscal
culation in the plan of the Bpajilah. for aa
perfect an ambuscade aa was ever formed
In the brain of an Apache Indian waa pre
pared. Lieut. Col. Roosevelt and his men
walked squarely into it. For an hour and
• half they held their ground under a per
fect storm of bullets from the front and
aid**, and then Col. Wood at the rlgh and
CoL Roosevelt at the left led a charge
which turned the tide of battle and sent
the enemy flying over the hilla toward
It la now definitely known that sixteen
men on the American side were killed while
sixty were wounded or are reported to be
Th* Spanish Losses
It Is Impossible to calculate the Spanish
losses, but it is known they were far heav
ier than those of the Americans at least as
regards actual loss of life. Already thirty
seven dead Spanish soldiers have been
found and buried, while many others are
undoubtedly lying in the thick underbrush
on the side of the gully and on the slope of
the hiU where the main body of the enemy
was located. The wounded were all re
A complete list of the killed, wounded and
missing on the American side, revised to 4
p. m. Saturday:
The Killed and Wounded
V. 8. V. cavalry.
troop G, First U. 8. V. cavalry. Sergeant
RuaseU lived In Troy, N. V., and was for
merly a colonel on Gov. Hill's staff.
troop L. First U. 8. V. cavalry.
TJ. S. V. cavalry.
CORPORAL WHITE, troop E, Tenth
regular cavalry.
PRIVATE LEGGETT, troop A, First U.
8. V. cavalry.
G, First U. S. V. cavalry-
L, First U. 8. V. cavalry.
PRIVATE W. T. IRWIN, troop F, First
TJ. 8. V. cavalry.
regular cavalry.
PRIVATE B. WORK, troop X, First
regular cavalry.
PRIVATE KRUPPE, troop B, First reg
ular cavalry.
PRIVATE STARK, troop A, First regu
lar cavalry.
PRIVATE —, troop X, First regular
PRIVTE KELB, troop X, First regular
PRIVATE BARLIN, troop X, First reg
ular cavalry.
The wounded are:
Major James Bell, First eavaJry; shot In
the leg.
Captain Thomas T. Knox, First cavalry;
■hot in the stomach, serious.
Lieutenant Byram, First cavalry-
Private Frank Booth, Troop F, First vol
unteer cavalry.
Private George Brixton, Troop B, Tenth
Private D. C. Denis*, First volunteer cav
Private S. F. Isler, Troop C, First volun
teer cavalry.
Private John R. Keene, Troop L, First
volunteer cavalry.
Private L. M. Newcombe, Troop D, First
volunteer cavalry.
Private Martin Peck, Troop G, First cav
Private Samuel Red' 3, Troop G, First cav
Private Arthur Wheeler, Troop B, Tenth
Private Theodore Gryee, Troop D, Tenth
Private Kelley Mayberry, Troop I, Tenth
Private James Russell, Troop B, Tenth
Private Edward Marshall, correaponß'ent
of the New York Journal and Advertiser-;
Private Bchuelter Whitney, First volun
teer cavalry.
Private Nathaniel M. Poe, Troop L, First
volunteer cavalry.
Corporal J. M. Dean, Troop E, First vol
unteer cavalry.
Private C. L. Held, Troop B, First cav
Corporal J. B. (Rhodes, Troop D, First
Volunteer cavalry.
Sergeant Thomas Ryan, Troop X, Tenth
Private E. J. APberteon, Troop F, First
volunteer cavalry.
Trumpeter I. F. Meagher, Troop L, First
volunteer cavalry.
Private George Roland, Troop G, First
volunteer cavairy.
Private F. Miller, Troop B, Tenth cav
Private D. V. Watson., Troop G, First cav
Private Jdhn L. Dammar, Troop L, First
Captain Jaimes H. McCllntock, First vol
unteer cavalry.
Lieutenant J. R. Thomas, First vofuntarj
Private T. Wiggins, Troop B, First'volun
teer cavalry-
Private Robert Z. Bailey, Troop B, First
volunteer cavalry.
Private R. W. Reld, Troop G, First volun
teer cavalry.
Private Games, Troop B,Tenth cavalry.
Private Reiliy, Troop B, Firsit cavalry.
Private Merrlaro Camp, Troop G, First
volunteer cavalry-
Sergeant D .W. Bell, First volunteer car
Trumpeter T. R. McDonald, First volun
teer cavalry.
Private N. H. Cochrane, Pint volunteer
Private FrUfl ChMcot, First volunteer cav
Private J. S. Miller, First volunteer oav-
Private W. 8. Sharp, First volunteer cav
Private Jf. F. Steadman, First volunteer
Private Joseph Dole, Troop B, First vol
unteer cavalry-
Captain McCormrck and Captain Luna of
the First volunteer cavalry, who were re
ported yesterday as among the dead or
wounded, were unharmed, as was also Col.
Wood, whom Adjutant Han reported as
mortally wounded.
Spanish Were Posted
That the Spaniards were thoroughly post
id as to the route to be taken by the Ameri
cans In their movements toward Seville was
■vldent, as shown by the careful prepara
tions tbey had made. The main body of the
Spaniards was posted on a hill, on the heavi
ly wooded slopes of which bad been erected
two block houses, flanked by irregular ln
trenchments of stone and fallen trees. At
the bottom of these nils run two roads,
along which Lieutenant-Colonel Roose
velt's men and eight troops of the First and
Tenth cavalry, with a battery of four How
itzers advanced. These roads are but little
more than gullies, rough and narrow and at
places almost Impassable. In these' trails
the light occurred. Nearly half a mile sep
arated Roosevelt's men from the regulars,
and between them on both sides of the road
in the thick underbrush was concealed a
force of Spaniards that must have been
large. Judging from the terrific end constant
Are which occurred on the Americans.
Opening of th* Fight
The fight was opened by the First ana
Tenth cavalry under General Young. A
force of Spaniards was known to be in the
vicinity of La Quasin, and early in the
morning Lieutenant-Colonel Roosevelt's
men started off up the precipitous bluff
back of Slboney to attack the Spaniards
on their right flank, General Young at the
same time taking the road at the foot of the
hill. About two and a half miles out from
Stboney some Cubans, breathless and ex
cited, rushed Into the camp with the an
nouncement that the Spaniards were but
a little way in front and were strongly en
trenched. Quickly the Hotchklss guns out
in front were brought to the rear, while a
strong scouting line was thrown out. Then,
cautiously and in silence, the troops moved
forward until a bend In the road disclosed
a hill where the Spaniards were located.
The guns were, again brought to the front
and placed In position, while the men
crouched in the road, waiting impatiently
to give Roosevelt's men, who were tolling
over the little trail along the crest of the
ridge, time to get up.
At 7:30 a. m. General Young gave the com
mand to the men at the Hotchklss guns to
open fire. The command was the begin
ning of a fight that for stubbornness has
seldom been equaled. The Instant the
Hotchklss guns were fired, the hillsides
commanding the road gave forth volley af
ter volley from the Mausers of the Span
Clean, Clear Grit
"Don't shoot until you see something to
shoot at!" yelled General Young, and the
men, with set Jaws and gleaming eyes,
obeyed the order. Crawling along the edge
of the road and protecting themselves as
much as possible from the fearful fire of
the Spaniards, the troops, some of them
stripped to the waist, watched the base of
the hill, and when any part of a Spaniard
became visible they fired, and never for an
Instant did they falter.
One husky warrior of the Tenth cavalry,
with a ragged wound In his thigh, coolly
knelt behind a rock, loading and firing, and
when told by one of his comrades that he
was wounded, laughed and said:
"Oh, that's all right. That's been there
for some time."
In the meantime, away off to the left, was
heard the crack of the rifles of Colonel
Wood's men and the regular deep-toned
volley firing of the Spanish. Over there the
American losses were the greatest.
Walked Into the Trap
Col. Wood's men, with an advance guard
well out In front, with two Cuban guides
before them, but apparently with n* flank
ers, went squarely Into the trap set for
them by the Spaniards, and only the un
faltering courage of the men in the face
of a fire that would make even a veteran
quail, prevented what might have been a
disaster. As it was. Troop L, the advance
guard under the unfortunate Capt. Capron,
was all but surrounded, and, but for the
reinforcement* hurriedly sent forward,
every man would probably have been
killed or wounded.
"There must have been nearly 1300 Span
lards in front and to the sides of us," said
Lieut. Roosevelt today, when discussing
the fight.
"They held the ridges, with rifle pits and
machine gune, and had a body of men in
ambush In the thick Jungle at the sides of
the road over which we were advancing
Our advance forward struck the men in
ambush and drove them out. But they left
Capt. Capron, Lieut. Thomas and about 15
men killed or wounded.
"The Spanish firing was accurate, so ac
curate. Indeed, that It surprised me, and
their firing was fearfully heavy."
Not a Man Flinched
"I want to say a word for our own men,"
continued Lieut. Col. Roosevelt. "Every
officer and man did his duty up to the han
dle. Not a man flinched."
From another officer, who took a promi
nent part in the fighting, more details were
"When the firing began," said he, "Lieut.
Col. Rooosevelt took the right wing, with
troops G and X, under Capts. Llewellyn
and Jenkins, and made to the support of
Capt. Capron, who was getting It hard. At
the same time Col. Wood and Major Brodie
took the left wing and advanced in open
order on the Spanish right wing. Major
Brodie was wounded before the troops had
advanced 100 yards. Col. Wood then took
the right wing and shifted Col. Roosevelt
to the left.
"In the meantime the fire of the Span
lards had Increased in volume, but, not
withstanding, an order for a general charge
was given and, with a yell, the men spianir
forward. Col. Roosevelt, In front of his
men, snatched a rifle and ammunition belt
from a wounded soldier and, cheering and
yelling with his men, led the advance. For
a moment the bullets were singing like a
swarm of bees all around them, and every
instant some poor fellow went down. On
the right wing Capt McCllntock had his
leg broken by a bullet from a machine gun,
while four of his men went down. At the
same time Capt. Luna of Troop F lost nine
of his men. Then the reserves, troops X
and E, were ordered up. Col. Wood, with
the right wing, charged straight at a
block house, 600 yards away, and Col.
Roosevelt, on the left, charged at the same
time. Up the men went, yelling like fiends,
and never stopping to return the fire of the
Spaniards, but kept on with a grim deter
mination to capture that block house.
"That charge was the end. When within
500 yards of the coveted point the Spaniards
broke and ran, and for the first tirrreT we
had the pleasure which the Spaniards had
betn experiencing all through the engage
ment, of shooting with the enemy in sight."
Ito Has Resigned
LONDON,, June 2C.—The Tokio corres
pondent of the Times says: Marquis I;o,
the premier, has resigned. In tendering his
resignation, he advised the mikado to ac
cept Mie principle of party government, and
to instruct Counts Okuma. Snigenabou and
M'.'.amak! to formia ministry. The emiperor
w«0 probably act on Count I;o's advice. The
I:o cabinet was formed last January.
Steamers Damaged
ASTORIA, Or., June 26.—The stern wheel
steamers Staghound and Gamecock, which
left here Friday evening for Alaska In tow
of the steamer EUhu Thompson, returned
today badly damaged. Both steamers had
their houses badly smashed. They returned
Just Inside the mouth of the river this morn
ing and anchored. They will be brought
here for repairs.
Does Not Want to Coal
CAIRO, June 26.—Admiral Camara has
not yet asked permission to coal at Port
The Cuban Soldiers Take the Lead in the Advance on
♦ HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL OHAPFEE, two mflea beyond) 6evilla, L
4- Sunday, June 26, noon, by Associated, Press Dispatch Boa:, Port Antonio, Ja- 4
+ maica, Monday, June 27,12:30 a. m.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press.) ■*•
+ The American troops are now within four miles of Santiago de Cuba. Two 4
+ brigades of Brigadier General Lawton's division,'.n command of GenerarOhaffee 4
-f and, Colonel R. H. HaM, of the Second Massachusetts volunteers) last night am) +
+ today moved' forward past the village of Ssvl'.la, where rhe Spaniards were ex- 4
-- peeled to make a stand, and occupied hills to the right and left. +
4- Two miles beyond, far out In front of the American forces and occupying the 4
+ roads leading to Santiago, is a force of 1500 Cubans under General Carlos Gon- +
+ sales. 4.
4- The entire Cuban army, under direction of General CallxtoGarcia, Is march- -4
4- Ing for a co-operative attack on Santiago. Garcia, with 5000 Cubans, Is expected? ■♦>■
4- to Intercede before nightfall. +
■ 4- At Acerraderos, twenty miles to the west of Santiago, 2000 Cubans arrived 4
-- today. . +
■4- There are no Spaniards In the entire country between Baiquirl, where rncsj 4
-- of Uhe American troops were landed, aird Santiago. The retreat of the enemy, +
4- after yesterday's battle, apparently became a rout, which did'not end until the -4
4- fortifications around the city were reached. The transport Leona todaybnought -4
4- to Juragua from Acerraderos nearly 2000 Insurgents, thoroughly armiedand plen- 4
-- tifully eupp'.ied' wHh ammunition. They are part of the army of General Garcia, -4
4- and have been sent to the front to Join the Insurgents already occupying the 4
-4 roads to Santiago. +
Every Effort Hade to Equip the Army
With All Modern Appliances.
Evans Not Dead
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, June 26.—Though there
were the usual number of officials for Sun
day at their desks in the war and navy de
partments today, there did not seem to be
any expectation of important news from
the seat of war. Secretary Alger explained
this readily. In his view, the army had
reached one of those stages incident to the
progress of a campaign and Is not ef
fecting a new formation. The reports
show that *here is only one road, and that a
poor one, from the sea where the troops
landed leading to Santiago. Along this
the column necessarily has been obliged to
move in a single column. The strong re
connoitering forces were prudently thrown
out ahead and it was with these that the
engagement of Friday morning took place.
Before undertaking a set battle, our army
must be formed In regular battle array, not
a single column front as it advances along
the road.
As part of this plan, the advance must
halt and wait until the rear guard comes
up. In the secretary's opinion the work
was going on yesterday. The forces left
Batquiri and were being hurried up to the
front near Sevllla, where the Spaniards
are supposed to he In force.
Congratulate Shatter
The president, in qulcS appreciation of
Gen. Shatter's energy, has sent a cable
gram congratulating him and the men
composing his army on the excellent work
they have done. Secretary Alger paid his
tribute today, in the course of a short talk
with an Associated Press reporter. He
said he felt sure Shatter would prove him
self to be a wise, brave ami prudent gen
eral. He was particularly Impressed with
one short statement In Shatter's dispatches
received yesterday, stating that he wanted
nothing, which the secretary regarded as
an evidence of the self-reliant character
of the man. Nevertheless, the secretary Is
sending reinforcements with all possible
He believes Gen. Duffleld's troops to the
number of 1300 which embarked four days
ago from Newport News will arrive at
Baiqulrl tomorrow and within four days
3000 more troops which leave Fort Monroe
today will bo at the scene of action. In
addition there will be a further movement
of troops to Santiago just as soon as the
men and transports are ready. Possibly
Gen. Miles may go wijh them. If the
troops are not needed when they arrive
nothing will be lost, for they can be very
well employed elsewhere and will have the
advantage of seasoning. The secretary
-took occasion to state again that Gen.
Shatter is being allowed the widest liberty
of action, unrestricted by unnecessary or
ders from Washington. For this reason it
is not possible to foretell Gen. Shatter's
plan of operations against Santiago, the
matter being entirely in his hands.
Telegraph Service
Gen. Greeley received a dispatch last
night from Lieut. Col. Allen, in charge of
the signal corps with Shatter's army. He
said he was about to extend his line of tel
egraphic communication westward from
Playa del Este to Aguadores, which Is
only half a dozen miles east of Morro cas
tle and very much nearer the advance of
the American army. This will be done by
a shore cable which already exists be
tween the two points. A field telegraph
service has already been dispatched from
Tampa, so that In the course of a few days
Gen. Shatter win TfaVe a telegraph In his
tent putting him in direct communication
with Washington.
Assistant Secretary Allen has been striv
ing to procure for Gen. Shatter the tenders
he desires for landing the heavier supplies
of the army and the siege train. He has
Just secured several colliers at Key West
which, on account of their light draft, will
serve admirably as tenders. These have
been ordered to steam with all speed for
Baiqulrl. They should reach there by
The story printed by an English news
paper of the killing of Capt. Bob Evans and
some of his men in the conning tower of
the lowa by a shell from the Spanish cruis
er Vlzcaya Is pronounced at the navy de
partment to be a cruel canard. No word
has been received from Sampson today,
and with a cable line near him it is not
Imagined for a moment that he would fall
to report immediately an occurrence of
such gravity.
The Warship Goes to the Navy Yard
for Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.—The United
States steamship Bennington has arrived
here from Honolulu, having left that point
June 18. The Bennington will at once pro
ceed to Mare Island, where she will be
thoroughly overhauled on the dry dock.
Her future movements are doubtful, but her
officers hope to be ordered to Manila. Tho
war vessel brought the largest consignment
of mall ever received here at once from
Hawaii. It consisted of private letters from
volunteers bound to Manila, principally, but
as both the Peru and Coptic, which left
Honolulu after the departure of the Ben
nington, have both arrived here, she brought
no new news of the Islands.
The officers of the Bennington speak in
the highest terms of the conduct of the
American soldiers in Honolulu. They were
not allowed to spend a cent, and they got
all they wanted to eat and drink. There
was not a single instance where the hospi
tality of the islanders was abused.
The Spanish Ships Cannot Coal and
Then Go Through the Canal
List of the Ships
PORT SAID, June 26.—Admiral Camara's
squadron Is in the harbor, awaiting orders.
It consists of the battleships Pelayo, Ad
miral Camara's flagship; the Ironclad Em
perador Carlos Qulnto, two armored cruis
ers, three torpedo boats and five transports
carrying 4000 troops.
List of Vessels
LONDON, June 26.—Lloyds' agent at Port
Said telegraphs that the squadron consists
of the Pelayo, the armored cruiser Em
perador Carlos Qulntos, the torpedo-boat
destroyers Osado, Audaz and Prosperlna,
the transports Patrla, Buenos Ayres, the
Isla de Espana y Colon, Covadonga, Rapida
and San Francisco. ,
Want Our Fleet to Come
MADRID, June 26, 5 p. m.—The arrival of
the Spanish fleet at Port Said causes no
surprise here, Admiral Camara having an
nounced that he was going to the Philip
The threat of the American government
to attack the Spanish coast has had no ef
fect. A third squadron Is preparing for the
defense of the coast. f
A member of the cabinet, in an interview
today, said: "Let them come. We will re
ceive them as they deserve."
Captain General Blanco telegraphs from
Cuba that the American troops engaged in
the Santiago combat were "the Twelfth
and Seventh Infantry, four mounted squads
of the First cavalry, four squads of the
Twelfth and Elgh~th bodies of Tegular
The Americans, he says, had 12 killed, In
cluding a captain. The Spaniards' losses
are not yet announced.
In view of the American threat to send a
fleet to the peninsula, the government
deems it advisable to be prepared for event
ualities. The lights at certain ports have
been extinguished, torpedoes have been
prepared and additional guns have been
The government has prohibited the dis
patch of telegrams from Cuba announcing
the arrival of vessels which have "forced
the blockade."
The queen regent has sanctioned the va
rious measures which were adopted by the
Cannot Coal
LONDON, June 26.—A dispatch from
Cairo says: If Admiral Camara coals at
Port Bald, he would not, under the neutral
ity law, be allowed to enter the Suez canal.
It is supposed, If he traverses the canal, I
that he will endeavor to obtain coal at
Obock on the Gulf of Aden.
Where Camara Will Coal
NEW YORK, June 27.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Port Said, Egypt, says:
Admiral Camara has mad* extensive
arrangements for coaling his ships in the
Rsd sea and Indian ocean. Trustworthy
Information leads to the belief that the
true objective point of Camara's fleet Is not
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Egypt Refuses Permission
NEW YORK, June ST.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Cairo, Egypt, says
Admiral Camara has asked to be allowed
to purchase 10,000 tons of coal for the Span
ish fleet at Port Said, but the Egyptian
government refuses to permit the ships to
coal in Egyptian waters.
Pending deliberations, which are likely
to last a long time, the fleet Intends to re
main at Fort Said.
Newspaper Correspondents Handling
the War Program
CHICAGO, June 26.—A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
The war managers are addressing them
selves to the problems which now confront
Major-General Shatter. They admit he has
no easy task in effecting the capture of Cer
a/era and Santiago.
One of the officers of Major-General
Miles' staff explains that the object of the
campaign Is not so much the conquest of the
city as the capture or destruction of Ad
miral Cervera's fleet. He doubts the ability
of the army to fight the Spanish vessels ef
fectively, because, the ships are not only
armored but have guns of greater size and
range than thpse of the invading force. If
the Americans attempt to mount their guns
on the hills overlooking the Spanish fleet
It is argued Cervera's guns will be able to
drive them away. It may be necessary, ac
cording to this officer to clear the way for
Admiral Sampson's fleet to enter the bay
and attack the enemy's armada. He thinks
the first effort of the army will be to seize
El Morro and perhaps aL Socapa, after the
American war ships have bombarded the
Spanish batteries Into a proper condlton of
He believes the forts will then be taken
by assault, after which the channel to the
bay can be cleared for the entrance of the
American warships. He does not pretend
to say how they will manage that fleet in
the face of the concentrated fire of the Span
ish ships Inside, but thinks American valor
and Ingenuity may be relied upon to solve
the problem.
The investmentjtof Santiago may follow
this movement so quickly as to make/It ap
pear to be simultaneous, but this staff officer
argues that the first blow will really be
struck at the forts on the shore,
i This difficulty is said to be one of the chief
reasons for sending, sot large a. force of re
inforcements to.General Shatter) for the
Washington authorities wish to take no
chance of failure.
All Quiet at Iliolo
HONG KONO, June S».-Ths Brltlih
steamer Sunk-lane, from IMolo, June 2t, re
ports that quiet prevails there, and no
rebels were known to be In the vicinity. Two
Sampson's report of the killed and >
wounded on the Texas.
Terrible collision; Torrey's rough <
riders killed In a railroad wreck.
Camara and his fleet reach Port
Bald, where they are awaiting orders.
The fleet waiting for Cervera; It il
believed the Spaniard will burn his
Third expedition to Manila aboard; <
the soldiers In quarters on the ships
and ready to sail.
End of Hawaiian discussion nowhere
in sight;, senators say they will pro
long the discussion. v, 9m i ( i
Another Alaskan fleet conies to
grief; two river steamers towed back
to port; passengers threaten to shoot
the captains.
Advance guard on to Santiago In
sight of the forts; Generals Wheeler
and Young report to Shatter; the sol
diers reinforced by Cubans.
Two of the great monitors reported
badly damaged by Are from the forts
of Morro; the navy department refuses
to credit the news.
Captain Luna, killed in the battle of
La Quaslna, was of Spanish descent,
but among the first to defend the Stars
and Stripes.
The Spanish press bitterly upbraids
European governments for their re
fusal to aid that country In the pres
ent war; no hope of Intervention.
Admiral Camara's fleet is at Port
Bald; neutrality laws forbid the coal
ing of the warships at that point, if
they intend to pass through the canal.
A quiet day; no news expected at
Washington; McKinley sends con
gratulations to Gen. Shatter; Alger
satisfied with the way the campaign
Is carried on.
The insurgents have established i
' their capital at La Baperansa; the ■
• Isabel arrives, flying the Cuban flag .
> and bringing news of recent engage- <
ment In which the Spanish lost heav- <
■ Hy.
thousand Spanish and native troops held
the place, and were erecting earthworks,
but they were without artillery.
The governor of Il'olo, it Is reported, ha*
forbidden foreigners to mention any nows
regarding the war. Ail the firms of
111010 were shipping sugar hastily, so as to
get It off before the American* arrived.
Food was scarce, and commanded high
price*. The American cruiser from' San
Francesco and the transport* bound for
Manila had. not been sighted.
Needs Explanation
PARIS, June M.—The Tempi Sara: Th*
hour has struck for the Spaniards to a*an-.
don all illusions and to serve th* oeuntty
by stroma; mtasures.

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