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Sharp Move By Gomez

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Chicago, Feb. 16.- The Record's Key West correspondent telegraphs as follows: A rumor Is afloat in tMs city to the effect that private information has been received here regarding the whereaboufs ot General Gome?,. This report says that Gómez has succeeded in passing General Weyler's forces in Santa Clara province, and is now between hlm aml Havana. This story says that Gomez commanded a general advanoe, giving strict orders that any man who struck a match or smoked a elgar should be eourt-martiáled. Then he advanced on the oíd trocha at. the west end of Puerto Principe uith 500 cavalry and 10.000 infantry. The advance was made at midnight. The cavalry charged as soon as the Spanish soldiers discovered that the insurgents were upon them, and the trocha was passed and the garrison captured. The whole army went through, and all arma and ammunition were taken from the Spanish forces which opposed it. The army continued on the maren all night and encamped at Veguite. General Gomez' orders in taking the Spanish fort were to use the machete only. The cavalry made a gallant flght. The details which are added to the account of the action giva a color of truth to the story, but Gomez has long been west of the trocha mentioned, and Crossing' 'it would put him. farther from Weyler. Any advance we-itward would bring him against General Weyler seventy miles west of the trocha somewhere between Santa Clara and Santo Espíritu.


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