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A view of Santiago and the upper bay looking to the west from the El Puzo Ridge, south of the town of Caney, where the American right un der General Lawton rested on Satur day. Directly in the center of the picture, in the quarter called "Alta," is the fam WILL RUSH MORE TROOPS TO SHAFTER General Reports the Need : -;fi£of Reinforcements to Take Santiago. So the War Department Will Send Additional Men to End the Fearful Carnage. Washington, July 3.— From the bent and carnage of the battle of Santiago, where for the last '-three (lays the American forces', have pressed forward against at. entrenched enemy. Genera } Shafter to-day sent the following dispatch, summarizing the situation : PLAYA DEL ESTE, July 3— To Secretary of War; W ashington: Camp n ear Sevilla, July: 3-— We have the town : well invested in the north and east, but with va very thin line. Upon approaching it we find it of such a char acter arid the defense sp strong it will be im possible 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. But little sickness out side of exhaustion from intense heat and exer tion of trie battle of the day before yesterday and the almost con- stant fire which is kept up on the trenches. The wagon road to the rear is kept up with some difficulty on account of rains, but I will be able to use it for the present. General Wheeler is seri ously ill and will prob ably have to go to the rear to=day. General Young is also very ill and confined to his bed. Gen eral Hawkins was slight THE CITY OF SANTIAGO AND ITS GIRDLE OF GRIM FORTRES^cS. ous old cathedral of Santa Ana, and to the right the Church of La Trinidad and to the left the Dolores Church. In front of the cathedral on a hill, where the road to Sevilla leaves the "Camino del Caney," stands one of the best and most advanced of the many forts guarding the several approaches to the ly wounded in foot dur ing a sortie made last night, which was hand somely repulsed. The behavior of the troops was magnificent. Gen eral Garcia reported he holds the railroad from Santiago to San Luis and has burned a bridge and removed some rails ; also that General Pando has ar rived at Palma and that the French Consul with about 400 French citi zens came into his line yesterday from Santi ago ; have directed him to treat them with every courtesy possible. SHAFTER, Major General. Secretary Alger sent the fol lowing reply to General Shafter: To General Shatter: The : President directs me to say that you have the gratitude and ! thanks of the nation for the ; brilliant and effective work of your noble army on Friday, , July I. The steady valor and ; heroism of officers and men thrill the American people with pride. The country mourns the brave men who fell in bat tle. They have added new names to our roll of heroes. ALGER, Secretary of War. The dispatch speaks for itself, and, as Adjutant General Corbin said, tells what a desperate fight our gallant troops have been in. It was received at noon to-day, after a lull of nearly thirty-six hours in the official information from the field. At first, when it became known that the American commander THE SA^ FRAXCISOO CALL, MONDAY, JULY 4, 1898. city, the Fuerte Canosa. To the right of Canosa come in succession Fuerte Espanta Buenos, Fuerte Santa Inez, Fuerte Cuasilas, Fuerte Antonio, be tween Ta Arriba and the San Luis roads, and the Fuerte Tarayo at the head of the bay guarding the road from Palma Soriano by which General FIRST FLEET AT MANILA, Continued from First Page. Washington correspondent telegraphs : Secretary Long received to-night a dis patch announcing the arrival of the dis patch boat Zafiro at Hongkong for the purpose of filing dispatches from Rear Admiral Dewey. At a late hour to-night these dis patches had not arrived, but as they do not usually come in until morning the authorities are not concerned over the delay. It is believed the purpose of the Ad miral in sending the Zafiro to Hongkong was merely to assure the Government of the safety of the troops and that the operations against Manila would be commenced at once. It is the understanding of the depart ment that as soon as the American troops have recovered from the effects of their voyage they will at once co operate with the insurgents and ships for the reduction of the city, and it is confidently expected the present week will bring the good news that Manila also has surrendered to the American forces. had reported the defenses to be so strong it would be impossible to carry them by storm with his present force, there was moment arily a wave of deep apprehen sion. But this was not shared by the military authorities here. All their energies, all their attention, was turned to meet the situation as presented by General Shafter. There was neither time nor dis position to take account of what had gone before, when the fact was plain that the American army had fought its way, inch by inch, under a blazing sun,, through a dense tropical vegetation, stead ily advancing and beating back the foe, taking position after posi tion, until, as General Shafter re ported, the town was well in vested on the north and east by the long drawn out line of Amer ican 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. It was a time for action, for re enforcements, and toward the Pando came with the re-enforcements from Manzanlllo. The first fort on the left of Canosa is the Fuerte Pedrera, with Fuerte Santa Ursula and Fuerte de las Can adas covering the road from Justica, Fuerte Benehcencia and Fuerte del Castro on the San Juan and execution of this 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, posi tive information was at hand that San tiago had been literally torn to pieces, and that in the wreck and ruin of de molished buildings the Spanish casual ties numbered fully 1000. This was a fitting offset of any qualms raised by the reports from the American lines. This information came to one of the en gineers stationed at Santiago, who re ported to the representatives of his country in Washington the fearful ha voc within the city wrought by the American army and the fleet. The distress of the city, even before the battle, was clearly shown by the action of the French Consul in serving out rationb of half a pound daily to his fellow countrymen, a few hundred la number, for the last onth. Evidently there was no .ood to buy, the Spanish military forces having taken every available pound. Only by this official distribution cf rations to the foreign colony could they be kept from star vation. Then came the brief but graphic re cital of the terrible effect of the Amer ican attack from land and sea. The bursting of shells from our fleet had dor.c the 'test damage inside of the city. Buildings were riddled with rifle shot and mown down with the huge shells and solid projectiles from the shir I*.1 *. Most serious of all. the Spanish commander, General Linares, occupy- the Aguadores roads. Then an other fort not named on the road to Las Cruses, h^lf way down the entire side of the bay. Outside the circle of forts come the line of earthworks and the line of blockhouses, the three constituting the immediate and most important defenses ing a place similar :o that of General Shafter in the American army, was se riously wounded. This last fact had been grudgingly admitted from Madrid, but the report reaching here left no room for doubt as to the seriousness of this feature. With it was the further fact that the Spanish casualties, even behind 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 and indirect, it was apparent that each side had suffered terribly, with not a period of lull for those In responsibility to measure their conditions, bury their dead, care for their wounded and pre pare for the graver conflict yet to come. The 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 have been made known in his dis patch, but it was demed advisable not to make this portion public as it would serve to advise the enemy of the Amer ican plan. It can only be said that General Shafter's forces will be strong ly and favorably located, with the guns of the American warships serving as an additional protection to their front. Re-enforcements will be hurried to them, which will be ample for any emergency, whether it be storm or siege. With Santiago partially wrecked and filled with a thousand dead and wounded, the condition there is des perate, even critical. There is little likelihood of any Spanish sortie in force under such circumstances, but the pos sibility 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 action. As General M'les said, 50,000 troops, if need be, will be moved on Santiago; if more are needed, then it will be 75,000. 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 Shafter's 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 o'clock and was imme diately closeted with the President. Secretary Alger brought the Shafter dispatch with him and also maps and other data necessary for the important meeting about to take place. General Corbin was with the President and the Secretary for a few minutes and then hurried back to the War Department, where he made public such portions of General Shafter's dispatch as was com paiible 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 o'clock. The conference lasted for some time. General Miles, who also was at the White House, said that re-enforce ments would be rushed to the assist ance of General Shafter, and if neces sary, these would aggregate 50,000 men, though the general had no idea that such a number would by any means be necessary. The combined American and Cuban forces now under the command of Gen eral Shafter amounted approximately, he said, to 23,000 men, while those available for the Spaniards were prob ably 23,000 soldiers. These included, however, the men at Holguin, presum ably about 10,000, and the force under another Spanish general, amounting to about 8000 men. General Miles d 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 Humphries is in charge of the transport service with Shafter's army, and will send back to Tampa the vessels that can be spared as rap'lly as possible. In fact, word has been -"ceived that the trans ports had started for the United States this lorning. If poss the War Department will ' send 35,000 men from Tampa on uiese transports. Six vessels have been re cently loaded with men, munitions, arms, supplies, etc., and are now either at Key West or oi their way to rein force Shafter's army. Included in this of the city from attack by land. Admiral Cervera's late fleet is showr in the position it took on Thursdaj above Cayo Ralones, from which th< vessels and their guns fired with deadlj effect on our troops under Genera Kent when assaulting San Jaur Heights on Friday. expedition are some batteries of artil lery. In all tl.ese forces constitute about 2o( or 3000 men. General Miles, in the course of a brief talk, said to-day that General Shatter might contemplate the withdrawal of his forces to the highlands in the direc tion of Sibonf\, whore they would be near the sea. This, however, would be a temporary expedient, enabling the soldiers to rest and prepare for the work ahead Th- officials hope to rush the rein forcements to General Shafter, so that there will be f rom 32,000 to 35,000 men under his command within the next ten days, and sooner if this can be ar ranged. This is exclusive of the insur gents, . horn General Garcia has been able to bring to Shafter's com mand approxi ately 4000 men. There \ver« about 15,:00 men and officers in the expedition that set out from Tampa less than a month ago. These have since been reinforced by the troops of Brigadier General Dyffield's command, amounting to 3000 men and consisting of the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Michigan and the Nint'. Massachusetts regiments. Th • first 1400 of General Duffield's brigade have been with Shaf ter for a week, while the remainder have just debarked. During the past week a expe dition of large proportion was sched uled to leav rampa, carrying a good porti n of General Simon Bnyder's divi sion of the Fourth Corps as reinforce ments for General Shatter. Assistant Secretary Mciklejohn said to-day that eleven transports were available to carry Snyder's troops, and. while with out official information on the subject he assumed th^t probably 5000 of them were on the way in these transports to join those in Santiago Province. The other troops to be sent to the aid of General Shafter will, according to the understanding here, be the remaining portion of General Snyder's division nand such other regiments now at Tar ADVEBTISEMENTS. ° ; \ "' ."-\ ":"•*•■'• "J" J WASH GOODS ... AX • .•/ • •/."•■■■;■ ' *- *',■ ' - i"^. >.- •"■*l.* *'-"'■•'. '" '- ' . -.■•■■ -.-• ■':- . 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General Btooke, commanding at Chickamauga, has already received in structions to lave fifteen regiments prepared for immediate movement. General Snydeifs division, which waa under orders for Santiago, included the following regiments: Eleventh and Nineteenth Infantry of the regular army; the First District of Columbia; the Second New York; the Fifth Mary land; the Third Pennsylvania; the Qn£ l.undred and Flfty.-sevfenth Indiana and the First 0hi0.. . General Garretson's brigade, now at Camp Alger, Va., is under orders; for Santiago. General Garretson's brigade is composed of the Sixth Illinois, Fifth Massachusetts and . the Eighth Ohio Volunteer regiments. The army offi cers, feeling that they have profited by the experience in preparing the first ex pedition, say better time will be made with those to follow. The Mohawk and the Mississippi, two. .vessels of the American transport line, just acquired by the Government, have facilities for abou 1800 men an'" .'animals, and will be utilized in sending aid to Shafter. They are now at New York under orders for Tampa. ■'•'•.- - ■ NEWS FROM MANILA HAILED WITH JOY Safe Arrival of the. Volunteers Ends the Anxiety Felt Throughout ;^ the -State. The news that our boys have at last reached their destination :in the Orient canr it fair to send a thrill of. \[ joy '■'■ through the heart; of! every patriotic American, and -this Reeling: will be par ticularly strong b.ri triiaiedasti as it is to the .glory of California .that the ; : first : troops to sail.fpr a; /foreign land --wer« '\ from the Golden .State.; .; ' . , The day w.he'. : the, :trah*fpbrtsf sailed/ the 26th of May, \v4lf live in the mlnda of those who witrfeissed : the • event as : long as body ajrfd' soul hold together. On the morning of the^tthiarhid; the boom, ing of cannon an.d : hoarse cheering of thousands, the bo-ys : of the Hrst Cali fornia Volunteers, under command pi Colonel Smith,, marched idowii Market-, stree 1 and boarded the' City of Peking. . They were followed by; tjie Headquar- ' ters and two battalions : /the;; Second Oregon, detailed to jj the Australia, and the Headquarters' and; .a : b&Ualtbn of:. the Fourteenth United , States infantry, ; a battar of the Second- Oregori : Vol- • unteers and a detachment of California' heavy artillery, assigned to the City pi Sydney. '" : ■•••:'•• . : ••"■.•-' ■'> -. To tell again of the' tri.ur-i'pnal ' inarch of the troops through the : city':" "'the crowds who watched the vessels.swing. ing at anchor in the bay until the. heavy mantle of night hid them .from view, and the parting salute -as.. they stemmed through the Golden/ . .Gate, ' ..iwhile . mothers, wives end sweethearts, -wl£h pale, sad faces went, back, to desolate : homes, is idle. Years .herice old. rni&h will tell how they, : then ..children" -in; arm" waved flags • with their puny. ' hands and* joined their childish trebles: ! | in the mighty chorus of huzzas ; ' which drowned the music at fife' and di»um"and = i the deeper diapason of -booming; cannon;. Next came ihe story, of .a. grand tri.4: i umphal reception by the natives ; of; the : Hawaiian Islands, "where "somebody 's: : I darling" was, for- a. few brief hours,, made everybody's -pet. :.' They, .realised, what those blue uniforrns^tood for, and their -welcome was : such that the '• boys regretted leaving .the sun-kissed, islands in the balmy Pacific. ■ ; . ]■ : : . : ?-::•;■ Then came another period of waiting. ; ! Stories of typhoons: in the seas far out | in the track of the setting sun made the: I boldest tremble -as they : thought of the S danger. The- ships,. Were heavily laden and a few days overdue and rumors ! were constantly coming from Some- : where, everywhere, or. nowhere that the j Peking had foundered-. in a storm and I all on board, were lost: It was hardly ! reasonable to give, the story credence " i for a moment, yet when one's mind is v | strained with anxiety he will listen to ! any rumor, good or" bad. and as bad news spread quickest, -the city became accustomed to tales of the loss of : the • transports, until they -became almost like the oLd cry of "wolf," and people hap pily let them pass without comment: •" It must be admitted,.- however, ; that ■"■ there was considerable genuine anxiety - felt, and the news "that .oUr : boys are now with the hero of Manila will mak» •' our natal day all the more joyous. .- . .