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commanding Iirst brigade cavalry di
L vision shot through both hips
Captain J P Kerr Sixth cavalry
in riffht arm
First Lieutenant Wood Ninth cav
alry in mouth
C Augustus Barton troop E Sixth
cavalry in right hand
John H Buss troop E Sixth cavalry
in right hand
Corporal WinhaU troop E Sixth cav
alry right shoulder and back
William T Turner company E Tenth
William A Husster company E Sev
enth Indiana infantry in breast
Benjamin Franklin Tenth cavalry in
side and vrastu
Captain George D Walker company
E Sixth infantry in right leg
Peter Berguer company E Fourth
infantry in chv > st
Second Lieutenant T A Roberts
Tenth cavalry through the stomach
First Lieutenant M H Barnum ad
jutant Tenth cavalry in left side
W T Conray Ninth cavalry struck
by a shell
George P Cooper company G Twen
tyfifth infantry hand shot off by a
Christopher P Jordan Second infan
try in the wrist
J O S White troop E Tenth cav
alry in the left hand
Henry McCormick troop E Tenth in
fantry in right foot and left leg
Seigoant John L Taylor troop E
Tenth cavalry in right foot
Charles Andrew company K Seven
tyfirst New York in the right elbow
Thomas G Hardy troop G Tenth
cavalry in the right arm and side
W Washington company E Sev
entyfourth infantry through tub right
armFrank Ridgeley troop C Tenth cav
airy in the left leg
Wiley Hippsur troop E Tenth cav
alry through the foot
Alex H4ggms company G Twenty
fourth intantry in the thigh
H L Douglass troop C First cav
alry in the left arm
Sergeant Patrick Welch company G
Ninth infamtrj in right leg
Gideon Dairigo troop B First cav
alry in the right thigh
Corporal Dennis Guinea company A
Sixth infantry f left knee
Charles Molke troop E Tenth cav
alry in left arm and in left leg
C L Pope company A Twenty I
fourth infantry In thigh I
Nathaniel Ache company H Thir I
teenth infantry in the right thigh
James Turney Sixth infantry in the
right leg also hurt by shell
George P Douglass company G
Tenth infantry run over by cannon I
Clarence B Leedy company A Six >
teenth infantry in thte hack
J B Hledove company B Sixth in
fantry in the right leg
T G Gump company E Sixth in
fantry in the foot I
E Ball company H Thirteenth in i
fantry in the ankle
John J Miller company H Eighth I
infantry in the wrist
H R OMalloy company B Sixth
infantry in the right hand
James McClure company A Sixth
infantry in the right leg
William Arms company A Sixth infantry
fantry in left leg
Corporal Francis Christian company
C Sixth infantry in the right leg
twice I
twIceR Rheman company E Eighth
infantry in the right shoulder
James Gands troop C Ninth cavalry I
in the foot
Charles James company I First cav
alry in the right leg
J R Burns company C Sixth infan
try in the right knee
Willard Meyers company D Sixth
infantry in left ankle
Joseph Sullivan company A Sixth
infantry left foot
Edgar Nichols company M Sixth in
fantry in right hip I
William Taphorn company A Sixth
infantry in the left foot I
John Param company B Sixteenth
infantry through shoulder I
Charles Tennant company E Six
tenth infantry through the hip
Frank H Jefrprd company E Six
teenth infantry in head
Lawrence Diven company B Thir
teenth infantry in right arm
Mount Mining company E Sixth in
fantry in the right hand
James Minven company E Sixth in
fantry 5n left hip
Ch > W Enteman company D
Sixteenth infantry in right knee I
P L McMillan troop D rough riders
in eft shoulder I
Husted W Robinson company B
Twentyfourth infantry in the left hip
Alfred Thompson company A Twen
tyfourth infantry hurt by bursting of I
a shell I
u T Weaver company A Twentieth
infantry in the leg
T John Muller troop E rough riders
in face and shoulder
Corporal John Mason troop H Ninth
cavalry through the back
Charles Dahlsborz company Twen
tyfirst infantry in the right knee
Henry Maurer company A Sixteenth
infantry in the right leg twice
Ed Juergueson troop I First cavalry
through the left hip
Frederick Ripberger company H
Sixth infantry in the left tfm
J L Waddingtim company A Twen
tieth infantry in the right foot
William Payne troop E Tenth cav
alry in the left foot
William Farnell company B Thir
teenth infantry an the
right ankle
Smith Johnson troop A Tenth cav
alry in the left arm
Fred J Williams company F Twen
tyfourth infantry in the left leg
George B Hayes company C Six I
teenth infantry in stomach
Joseph A Golden troop K Third
cavalry il the right shoulder
j Burley H Argan troop I Third cav
alry in the left leg I
N G Gunter troop 1 Tenth cavalry
in left arm
O B Meyer first lieutenant Third
cavalry flesh wound in hip
Captain Charles W Taylor Ninth
cavalry in the neck I
Colonel E I Liscum Twentyfourth
Infantry in the shoulder
James Creelman correspondent in
the shoulder
Private James OBrien Eighth in
n seriously hurt by bursting of
Sergeant George Dyals troop D Tenth
f cavalry in head
i Isham Taylor company F Tenth cav
alry in right aim
lgnr ts
Liiaton Watsons company G Twentieth
Infantry In the head
Donald C McClelland 2
La IcCleland company B
t Sent frt New York in right knee
Milton Allshez troop H Third cavalry
in right arm
Tames Crimes company B Twenty
fourth infantry in the left arm
i Frank Morgan company T First cav
alry in right shoulder
John C Dunnard company A Sixteenth
infantry in right arm
Frank Morgan company D First cay
I aliT in right shoulder cv
William A Wield company K Third
> cavalry 1 rIght hir I
Barney ReamomJ company K Twelfth
cavalry In left an
John I Larsen company I Eighth in
fantry ii right elbow
William Tuner troop D Ninth cavalry
In right leg
David Alson company B Twentysec
ond infantry in right hip I
Thomas lti Gordon company K Third
cavalry in left nip
William H Miller company F Sixth In
fantry in right leg
Richard T Adclisoh company F Sixth
Irfanty in nirht shoulder
Sergeant Henry Slogshem troop K
Tir cavalry In groin
Milson E Tryon company C Ninth
infantry in right leg I
Arthur McAllister company C Ninth
infantry in left shoulder
A R Maupon company F Seventh I
infantry in shoulder
Harry Smith company F Thirteenth
Harr Smih
infantry in right leg
Christian Hintench troop B Sixth I
cavalry In right arm
George Graham company B Thir
teenth infantry In the groin
A Mitchell Third cavalry In right
arm I
armMichael Grogan company D Thir
teenth infantry in right leg
Michael Koch company H Sixteenth 1
infantry in left shoulder J
k >
John H Campbell company D Tenth
cavalry in rightleg
John Watson troop F Tenth cavalry
in left ankle
Thomas Waters company E ixth
infantry in leftfoot
Willis Parkes company E Tenth in
fantry in left arm in neck and fight
Andrew Hoffman company I First
infantry in rigHtfoot
Pat Keyes company D Twenty
fourth infantry through thighs
P S Byrne company E Thirteenth
infantry in right leg
Albert B Swift companyH Tenth
infantry in elbow
Frank Witel troop A First cavalry
in left hip
Pat Touhy company B Third cav
alry in right hand
James C Smith company C Sixth
cavalry in left hand f
Shafters List of Casualties
Washington July 3The following
dispatch from General Shafer was re
ceived at the war department tonight
Playa del Este July Adjutant
General United Stales Washington
The following is a partial list of offi
I cers killed
Colonel Charles A Wyckoff Twenty
second Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel John I Hamil
ton Ninth cavalry
Lieutenant W H Smith Tenth cav
Major Forse First cavalry
Captain ONeill First volunteer cav
Lieutenant Michie son of Prof
Lieutenant Jules G Ord Sixth in
I Lieutenant William E Ship Tenth
I cavalry
wounded Following is a part l list of officers
Lieutenant Colonel John Patterson
Twentysecond infantry
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carroll
commanding First brigade cavalry di
Major Henry W Wessels Third cav
Captain Augustus P Blocksom
Eighth cavalry
Captain John B Kerr Sixth cavalry
Captain George K Huhter Third
Captain George A Dodd Third cav
Captain Charles W Taylor Ninth
Lieutenant Frank R McCoy Tenth
Lieutenant Winthrop S Woods ad
jutant Ninth cavalry
Lieuterfant Haskell First volunteer
Lieutenant A L Mills First cav
alry I
Lieutenant Oren B Meyer Third
Lieutenant Arthur Thayer Third
Lieutenant Walter C Short Sixth
Captain John B Rodman Twentieth
infantry t
Major General
Ord Is All Bight
Fort Thomas Ky July 31rs
Mason wife of Lieutenant Mason of
the Sixth regular army sister of Lieu
tenant Ord of the Sixth who was re
ported killed in General Shafters
troops tonight received a telegram
from her brother Lieutenant Ord at
Playa del Este saying I am alive
General Hawkins
and well Am on Generl
staff Was not in the battle at all
Ducat and Augustin of the Twenty
fourth Reported Dead
New York July 3A dispatch to the
Herald from headquarters of the Amer
ican army via Playa del Este Cuba
July 2 says V
The changes that General Shafer
and his army of Americans will cele
brate the Fourth of July in Santiago
are very bright
They have done another notable days
work in their assault against the
Spanish defenses
Their victorious progress begun yes
terday has been continued It has been
a day of desperate fighting on both
sides American and Spanish leaders
have thrown themselves into the front I
line of dead and and they wounded figure largely in the list I
General Linares the Spanish com
mander was shot dcwn in the pre
I liminary fighting yesterday
I Several colonels and lieutenants in
the American columns were killed
I From the latest reports it is be I
lieved the Americana have sustained
losses in the two days fighting of 1203 i j
I killed and wounded I
The Spanish loss is much greater At
least 1000 Spaniards have been killed I
and 2000 others have been taken pris
oners by our forces
The divisions of L won and Chaffee I
J which did gallant work throughout the i
day effected a juncture at noon today I
and did most effective work against
the enemy They went to the front in I
an almost irresistible charge against j
the center of the enemys line j I
After great effort the Americans I I
placed their artillery in position from
I which they effectively cannonaded the I
city At noon the telling effect of the
artillery and infantry attacks was be
coming apparent and the fall of the
hours city was seen to be only a question of I
Among the American dead are
Captain Ducat Twentyfourth in
Lieutenant Augustine Twentyfourth
Lieutenant Colonel Carroll Ninth
cavalry who succeeded Hamilton
Corporal George Immens Seventy
first New York
Privates Cushing Holland and Scho
field Seventyfirst New York
The volunteers were terribly raked
Nearly all of the wounded will recover
Lieutenant Colonel Wort of the Thir
teenth Infantry was wounded
Hiss Barton Reports On Bed Cross
New York July Chairman Stephen
E Barton of the Red Cross society has
received the following cablegram from
Clara Barton the dispatch coming
through the war department from
Play del Este and bearing date of
July V
Lesser and her force are attending
wounded here They are constantly
coming in Elwell and his forces are
landing supplies from the State of
Texas in the surf day and night
without docks under great difficulties
1I 1 I
i S
I i
1I I H 1I I I 1 k
Whose Division Stormed the Enemy at Santiago
and dangers General Shafter ends
us urgent appeals from the front for
medicines and food none there Will
try to send by four mule wagons to
him tonight and go on ourselves
location Miss Barton does not give her exact
Reported That Colonel Hamilton I
Dead Officers Wounded
Siboney July 1 S30 by the Associa
ted Press Dispatch Boat Cynthia via
I Port Antonio July 2 1 p m and
Kingston 1150 p m Delayed in
I transmissionThe V divisional hospital
this evening represents its capacity as
overtaxed The physicians gave up
their cots and blankets to the wounded
and the newspaper correspondents did
the same The Rei Cross nurses are
angels without disguise They worked
I in the whole night by the light of can
dles and lanterns an without stop
I The shortage of ambulances is lament
ed by the surgeons and more is eag
erly awaited Many of the wounded
walked to the hospital They report
that 250 soldiers are in the field hospi
tals too seriously hurt to allow of
their removal
Colonel John 1 Hamilton is missing
I and the report that he is dead is ac
I credited here Lieutenants Smith and
Ship of the Tenth cavalry are wounded
I and Colonel Carroll of the Sixth cav
alry was shot through the hips I
Orders Received For Their Departure
From Chipkamauga
Chickamuaga Military Park Ga July 3
Late this afternoon an order arrived
from the war department to General
Brooke directing him to designate about
20000 men for immediate departure to the
south and at once there was great ex
citement and bustle in the camp General
Brooke declined to make public the order
but it is understood that he has selected I
the first division of the First corps and
two brigades of the second division to be
nioved at once Ihe first division is com
posed of the following regiments > I
First Brigade First Kentucky Third I I
WisconsIn Fifth Illinois I
Second Brigade Ohio Third Illi
nois Fourth Pennsylvania I
Third BrIgadeSIxteenth Pennsylvania
Second Wisconsin Third Kentucky
Second Division First Brigade Thirty
first Michigan One Hundred and Sixth I
Indiana First Georgia
V Second Brigade Sixth Ohio One Hun
dred and Fiftyeighth Indiana First West
The regiments of the First division were
inspected this evening and are ready to
move They have been kept busy since
the order to prepare for the field came a
week ago iretmg rid of their excess of
equipment and clothing and it will re
depart quire very little time to break camp and
In anticipation of this order the railr
roads have been accumulating cars at
this point for a week The Western I
Atlantic railroad is crowded with Pull
man cars I is stated tonight that there
are 3 trains of 20 cars each on the tracks
here ready to transport troops The regi
ments will embark at Rossvllle and RingI
gold to insure speedy transportation as i
was done when the regulars were moved
south and i is thought by the railroad VV
authorities that they can move the 20000 V
men in i two days It is understood at this V
morrow hour that morning throe regiments ro move to I I
Two Companies Have Gone Into I
Camp at San Francisco
San Francisco July 4Two com I
panies of the Second regiment of vol
unteer engineers went into camp yes
terday on the Presidio plain north of i
Camp Miller One company is from I
Colorado under Captain Draper the
other is a California company under I
Captain Wreken Major Langfit is in i i
command of this battalion The colo
nel of the regiment is Willard Young
Two more companies are expected inn
week One is coming from Salt Lake
and the other from Portland t i
Battery A Wyoming volunteer light I I
artillery known as the Alger battery
in command of Captain Palmer ar I
rive yesterday from Cheyenne and
went intd camp at Camp Miller at the
i Preidio
Football at Butte
Butte Mont July 3Butte and I
Anaconda played football here today
Result Anaconda 10 Butte 0
The immense plant of the Globe Re
fining compan at Louisville was de
stroyed by fire entailing a loss of 200000 V
Enemys Account of the Fighting at
i j
Estimate Shafters Force at 23000
General Linares and Colonel Or
donez Amongf the Wounded Blan
V V co Says Half the Troops at Caney
Were Placed Hors du Combat
Madrid July Private dispatches
from Santiago give the following details
General Shafters army composed of
17000 infantry and 82 siege guns of ya
rioJs calibre attacked the Spanish posi
tions before Santiago 6000 rebels under
Garcia assisting them The Spaniards
had only 2000 med part volunteers Our
troops fought with heroic courage The
battle lasted thre hours and the Spanish
weal then compelled to abandon the
trenches and I back on Santiago
The retreat was conducted in perfect or
der V V
Our losses were very heavy and the
enemys were enormous The list of our
wounded inclues General Linares Colonel
Ordonez and Majors Amadrid and Ar
aidedecamp raiza the latter being General Linares
The American attack on El Caney was
very severe The position was defended
by General Vera do Roy with J men
The enemy was at first repulsed but
ultimately renewed the attack
A later dispatch says The Americans
fought eight against one The Spaniards
defended themselves heroically Our
wounded arc numerous including General
Vera de Roy and Major Domlnguez The
struggle ih I Becoming difficult 2030 Span
iards having to meet 25bCv of the enemy
Captain General Blanco reports to the
government under date of July 1 as fol
At noon today the enemy vigorously at
tacked Santiago and succeeded in taking
the advance position of Lomas and San
Juan after vehement resistance lasting
for hours on our part We were able to
save our artillery though half the troops
wero placed hors du combat General
Linareh was severely wounded in the left
arm and relinquished his commartd to
General Taral The enemy in consider
able force attacked the village of El
Cane this morning but were repulsed
by General Vera The light was resumed
this evening and ended In El Caney itself
after a vigorous resistance on our part
Our losses were heavy I have no news
from the tscario and Careba cOlumns
with which I found it impossible to cpm
rnunlcate despite all efforts to do so
The government has received cipher dis
patches from Cuba the contents of which
have not been made public I is stated
however that the Spaniards offered he
loic resistance to the American forces
I which made an attack upon the Spanish
outer positions at Santiago General Vera
j de thy who commanded El Caney
fought with the greatest courage setting
his men an example by leading the ad
I was under similar conditions that
General Linares was wounded
I Accordlngto the official dispatches re
ceived the Spanish troops fell back upon
the city of Santiago to await reinforce
A dispatch to El Imparcial from Ha
I vana says that Major Domincuez was
kihefo In the fighting at El Caney
London July 4The Madrid corres
pondent of the Standard says The of
ficial dispatches with reference to the
fighting at Santiago de Cuba have caused
a painful sensation The queen regent
has sent an expression of her sympathy
to Senora Linares wife of General Li
nares who Is residing in Madrid The
greatest anxiety is felt by all classes The
press of all sections is angry because no
proper measures have been taken to re i
inforco General Linares The queen re
gent is deeply concerned and has re i
quested her ministers to send her ail dis J
patches rived no matter at what time they ar I
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How Officials Construed Mes
sage From Shafter
Heavy Reinforcements Will Be
Dispatched at Once
Within Ten Days Shafter Will Have
35000 Men Under His Command
Five Thousand Now On the Way
War Council Held at the Capital
Spanish Losses Known to
Be Enormous and Santiago Is
Wrecked By Artillery Tire
Washington July 3From the heat
and carnage of the battlefield at Santiago
ag where for the last three days the
American forces have pressed forward
against an entrenched enemy General
Shafter today sent the following dis
patch summarizing the situation
i Playa del Este July 3To secre
tary of war Washington We have
I the town well invested on the north
and east but with a very thin line
Upon approaching it we find i of such
a character and the defense so strong
it will be impossible to carry it by
storm with my present forces
Our losses up to date will aggregate
a thousand but the list has not yet
been made There is but little sick
ness outside of exhaustion from in
tense heat and exertion of the battle
of day before yesterday V and the al
most constant fire which is kept up on
the trenches Wagon road to the rear
is kept up with some difficulty on ac
count of rains but will be able to
use it for the present General
Wheeler is seriously ill and will prob
ably have to go to the rear today
General Young is also very ill con
fined to his bed General Hawkins
slightly wounded in foot during sortie
made last night which was hand
somely repulsed The behavior of the
troops was magnificent
General Garcia reported he holds I
the railroac from Santiago to San Luis
and has burned a bridge and removed I
some rails also that General Pando
has arrived at Palma and that the I
French consul with about 400 French I j
citizens came into his line yesterday I I
from Santiago have directed him to
treat them with every courtesy possi I
ble SHAFTER Major General
Secretary Alger sent the following
reply to General Shafter
To General Shafter The president
directs me to say that you have the
gratitude and thanks of the nation for
the brilliant and effective work ot
1 The
your army on Friday July The
I steady valor and heroism of officers
American people
I and men thrill the Amercan
ad thrl
with pride The country mourns the
brave men who fell in battle They
I have brve added new names to our roll of
Signed R A ALGER
1 R
I ° Secretary of War
The dispatch speaks for itself and
The Corbin tells
as Adjutant General says tels
what a desperate fight our gallant
troops have been in I was received
at noon today after a lull of nearly
36 hours in the official information I
from the field At first when It be
came known that the American com
mander had reported the defenses to
I be strong and it would be impossible
to carry them by storm with his pres I
ent force there was momentarily
I of deep apprehension But this
I was not shared by the military au i
thorities here All their energies all 1
their attention V was turned to meet
the situation as presented by General I
Shafter There was nnither time nor
I disposition to take account of what
had gone before when the fact was II
I plain that the American army I
fought its way inch by inch under a
I blazing sun through a dense tropical I
vegetation steadily advancing and
I beating back the V foe taking position I
position until as
positon I
Shafter remarked the town was well
I I invested on the north and east by the
longdrawnout line of American I
troops That was a sufficient tribute
to the valor of our brave men and
it silenced all cavil over the conditions
now presented by General Shafter I I
was a time for action for reinforce
ments tme toward the execution of this I
end every effort of the administration
was at once turned
But there was other information of
a different tenor coming about the
same time
The American army was not alone
feeling the effects of this three days
shock of arms Definite positive in i
formation was at hand that Santiago
had been literally torn to pieces and I
that in the wreck and ruin of demol
ished buildings the Spanish casualties
numbered fully 1000 This was a fit I
ting offset to any qualms raised by
the reports from the American lines I
This information came to one of the
foreign consuls stationed at Santiago
who reported to the representatives of
his country in Washington the fearful
havoc within the city wrought by the
American army and the fleet The dis
tress of the city even before the bat
tle was clearly shown by the action of
the consul in serving out rations of
half a pound daily to his fellow coun
trymen a few hundred in number for
the last month Evidently there was
Spanish military I
no food to buy the mitary I
forces having taken every available
official distri
pound Only by this ofcal
bution of rations to the foreign colony
could they be kept from starvation
Then came the brief but graphic re
cital of the terrible effect of the Amer
ican attack from land and sea The
bursting shells frOm our fleet had done
the greatest damage inside of the city
its soldiers being mowed down with
th o shot and solid projectiles
The Spanish General Linares was
seriously wounded This last fact has
been grudgingly admitted from Ma
drid but the report reaching here left
no room for doubt as to the seriousness
of this feature With it was the fur
the Spanish casualties
ther fact that casualies
even behind the entrenchments ran
up to a thousand and was equal to
that of the fearless men who fought
in the open
With all the lights furnished on the
situation official and unofficial direct
I and indirect it was apparent that each
side had suffered terribly with not a
I period of lull for those in responsi
bility to measure their conditions bury
their dead care for their wounded and
I prepare for the greater conflict yet to
Th > president and his war advisers
remained calm throughout the trying
experiences of the day All their at
tention was directed to the work of
preparation The future movements
of General Shafter are well established
They had been made known in his
dispatch but it was deemed advisable
I not to make this portion public as it
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would serve to advise the enemy of
the American plans I can only be
said that General Shafters forces will
be strongly and favorably located
with the guns of the American war
additional protec
ships serving a an additonal
tion to their front Reinforcements
will be hurried to them which will be
ample for any emergency whether i
be storm or siege
With Santiago partially wrecked and
filled with a thousand dead and wound
ed V the condition there is desperate
even critical There Is little likelihood
of any Spanish sortie in force under
such circumstances but the possibility
Is still open that the Spanish garrison
may seek relief by evacuating the
city and retiring to the mountain
paths to the north But the American
plans are for offensive vigorous ac
tion and with the full resources of
men and arms at the command of the
country As General Miles said 50000
i need be will move on Santiago if
more are needed then it will be 75000
The lesson of Santiago has served only
to enkindle a greater earnestness
throughout every avenue of official life
at the national capital And there Is
a deep set determination to meet heroic
conditions with heroic treatment
Following the receipt of General
Shafters telegram there was a hurried
war conference at the White House
Secretary Alger accompanied by Gen
eral Corbin reached there a few min
utes before 1 oclock and were immedi
ately closited with the President Sec
retary Alger brought the Shatter dis
patch with him and also maps and I
other data for the important meeting I
about to take place General Corbin
was with the president and secretary
for a few minutes and then hurried I
back to the war department where
he made public such portions of Gen
eral Shafters dispatch as were com
patable with the public interest As
sistant Secretary Meiklejohn who has
a thorough knowledge of the transport
service was also hastily summoned
and reached the White House about 1
oclock The conference lasted for
some time
General Miles who also was at the
White House said that reinforcements
would be rushed to the assistance of
General Shafter and It necessary these I
I would aggregate 50000 l men V though
the general had no idea that such a
I number would by any means be neces
saThe combined American and Cuban
forces now under the command of Gen
eral Shafter amounted approximately
t he said to 23000 men while those
available for the Spaniards V wereprob
ably 32000 soldiers These included
however the men at Holguin presumably
sumably about 10000 and the force un
der another Spanish general amounted
to about 8000 men
General Milesdid not say whether the
two bodies of men last referred to had
actually joined General Linares but
the understanding here is that they
have not Colonel Humphreys is in
charge of the transport service With
Shaftcrs army and he will send back
to Tampa the vessels that can be
spared as rapidly as possible V In act
word has been received that the trans
ports had started for the United States
this morning
I possible the war department will
send 35000 men from Tampa on these
trassriorts Six vessels have been re
cently loaded with men ammunition
and either
arms supplies etc are now
at Key West or on their way to rein
force Shafters army Included in this
expedition are some batteries of artil
lery In all these forces constitute
abc ut 2500 or 3000 men
General Miles in the course of a
Genera lIes
brief talk said today that General
bhafter might contemplate the with
drawal of his forces to the highlands
in the direction of Siboney where they
would be near the sea This however
would be a temporary expedient en
abling the soldiers to rest and prepare
for the work ahead
The officials hope to rush the rein
forcements to General Shafer so that
there will be from 32000 to 35000 men
under his command within the = ex
ten days and sooner if this can be ar
rarged There are about 15000 men
and officers in the expedition that set II j
out from Tampa less than a month ago
These have been reinforced by the
trOops of Brigadier General Duffields
to 3000 and
command amounting men ad
consisting of the Thirtythird and the
Thirtyfourth Michigan and the Ninth I
Massachusetts regiment The first 1
400 of General Duffields brigade have
been with Shafer for a week while
the remainder have just debarked
During the past week a second expedi
tion of large proportions was scheduled
to leave Tampa carrying a good por
tion of General Snyders division the
Fourth corps as reinforcements for
Genera Shafter
Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn sid
today that 1 transports vere available
to carry Snyders troops and while
without official information on the sub
ject he assumed that probably 5000
of them were on the way in these
transports to join those in Santiago
The other troops to be sent to the
aid of General Shafer will according
to the understanding here be the re
maining portion of General Snyders
division and such other regiments now
at Tampa best equipped and ready for
active work General Brooke com I
manding at Chickamauga has already
received instructions to have 15 regi
ments prepared for immediate move
General Snyders division which was
under orders for Santiago included the
following regiments f
Eleventh and Seventh regiments cf
District of Columbia Second New Yor
Fifth Maryland the Third Pennsyl
mum the One Hundred nn and Fiftvsev I
nth Indiana and the First Ohio V
General Garretsons brigade now V at
Camp Alger Va is under orders for
Santiago General Garretsons brigade
is composed of the Sixth Illinois Fifth
Massachusetts and the Eighth Ohio
volunteer regiments
The army officials feeling that they
have profited by the experience in pre
paring the first expedition say better
lc time will be made with those to fol
The Mohawk and the Mississippi
two vssel of the American transport
line just acquired by the government
have facilities for about 1800 men and
animals and will be utilized in sending
sld to Shafter They are now at New
York under orders for Tampa
General Miles says the result at San
tiago appears to be a drawn battle He
also says that the withdrawal of Gen
eral Shatter to the highlands of Sib
oney near the sea would be tempo
rary enabling the troops to rest and
prepare for future work General
Shafter would probably give up Caney
and the plain not far from Santiago
All of General Shafters dispatches
I were not made public for reasons of
I expediency I is understood he will I
II withdraw to the hills near the sea and
await reinforcements n
Three American Vessels Stirred Up
a Hornets Nest
Disabled a Torpedo Boat and Damaged
aged Other Vessels Discovered
That Manzanillo Was Strongly
Defended Hornet Disabled By n
Shell Troop Ship Run Ashore
New York July 3A dispatch to the
Herald from on Santiago via Playa del
Este July 2 says
Three vessels of Admiral Sampsons
fleet have just returned from an adventurous
Manzanillo dur
venturous expedition to anzanio
ing whic they sunk two Spanish gun
boats one sloop and one pontoon disabled
a Spanish torpedo boat considerably
damaged several of the enemys gun
boats and compelled the captain of a
troop ship to run t < Jwar < Tshore
One of Admiral Sampsons vessels the
Hist was struck 1 times and another
the Hornet was disabled by a shell which
hit her main steam pipe ahe was towed
out of danger
Admiral Sampson sEnt the Hist the
Hornet and the Wampatuck to Man
zanillo to destroy four Spanish gunboats
whl h the admiral had been informed
were lying in that harbor Instead of en
countering that number of vessels the
Americans encountered nine vessels in
cluding a torpedo boat and a cruiser
They also found the most of the vessels
flanked by the land batteries and armed
pontoons while a heavy later 01 net a
artillery V was in position on the water
front to aid in making warm the recep
tion at Sampsons vessels
In addition to this formidable display
the Spaniards showed several guns In the
fort on the hill while the shore for two
miles was lined with soldiers who main
tained a fierce fire
Undaunted by this formidable array the
three little American vessels steamed into
the pier anti began the attack Their
fire was returned by the Spanish vessels
arid for two hours a hot fight was waged
Shots repeatedly went straight from the
guns of each combatant doing much
damage when they struck
During the engagement the Hist was
mad the main target for the Spanish
gunners V who showed greater adeptness
in their akn than have the Spanish gun
ners stationed in the forts along the
coast Thev succeeded In hitting the
Hist 11 times but the plucky little craft
f withstood the heavy fire gallantly
Again and again she ran close up to the
enemys vessels persistently refusing to
I draw away V Because of the accuracy of
the Spanish aim But for the accident
to the Hornet the American i vessels would
i not havewithdrawn from the scene after
I fighting two hours When the firing wis
hottest a shell went scurrying In the di
rection of the Hornet striking the mam
steam pipe of that vessel scattering over
the deck and doing great damage
As soon as the Hist and the Wampatuck
discovered that the Hornet was disabled
their captains decided that it would be
useless to fight longer against such a su
perior enemy Accordingly the Wampa
tuc hastened to the rescue of the Hor
net the Hist meantime keeping up its
sharpest fire
After the Wampatuck had succeeded Insetting
setting a line on the Hornet she steamed
out to sea with the disabled vessel In
tow The Hist followed close after pour
inc shot at the enemy until out of range
During the engagement the American
vessels succeeded in sinking one of the
Spanish gunboats one sloop and damaged
one torpedo boat They also did much
damage to several gunboats in the har
bor and made a marked impression on
the Spanish land batteries They also
discovered the Purisima Conception and
two large transports lying in the harbor
As if this was not enough excitement
for one small auxiliary cruiser the Hist
poked her nose Into Negulra bay and dis
covered a Spanish gunboat lying there
She immediately opened fire on the Span
iard which taken so completely by sur
prise replied feebly and Inaccurately She
was sunk by the Hist In van minutes
The Hist subsequently had another ex
citing experience with a ship laden with
Spanish troops and again the little fighter
V came out with new laurels She discov
ered the troop ship some distance out
from shore and promptly challenged her
The ship did not stop when the Hist fred
a shot across her bow Instead her cap
tain sent her toward shore cap
The captain of the Hist knew that he
could take his little craft just as far in
as the Spaniards could go with the troop
ship so he started In hot pursuit after
the larger vessel He could not capture
the ship but he drove her aground With
out attempting to save their vessel the
Spaniards scrambled ashore and disap
peared In the woods
Board Foreign Missions Defines Its
New York July 3The beard of
commissioners for foreign missions
whose operations have been carried on
in the islands of the Pacific for nearly
half a century has issued the follow
ing concerning its alleged attitude on
the question of the status of some of
these islands which will result in the
war with Spain
I ought to be understood that the
American board does not meddle in
political matters and that at the pres
ent time it takes no part in discus
sions relating to territorial acquisi
tions by the United States in any part
of the world
When our missionaries in a foreign
land are denied the rights which other
I Americans enjoy the intervention of
our government is sometimes sought
but on principle our board avoids seek
ing aid from the state in the prosecu
I tion of mission work
I view of the forcible intervention
of Spain in the Caroline island ten
j I years ago putting a stop to the
Christian efforts of our missionaries
I who were there years before the Span
iards arrived we deem I right and
ask that whenever the status of those
islands is determined ample guaran
tees shall be required of whatever
power shall hold sovereignty that per V
fect religious toleration shall be en
joyed by the islanders As to what l
nation shall hold that sovereignty we
have nothing to say
Spanish Spy Arrested
New York July 3A Spaniard who
said he was a Cuban arrived on La
Touraine today His name was with
held by Commissioner Fitchie Letters
from Madrid were found on him the
contents of which were not made pub
lic V The man was sent from the barge
office cers to Ellis island guarded by offi

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