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Miles Still In Ponce

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parture of General Miles, who was to have sailed for New Orleans, has been delayed. The commanding general was to have Ieft on the Aransas. Congressman Wadsworth accompanying him. General Brooke will return to Guayama, where his headquarters will be located until his commission arrivés, when he will proceed overland to San Juan. Immediately upon his departure General Wilson's headquarters will be moved to this place. Major Biddle, Captain Fullington and Captain Hall will convey the royal Spanish ensign captured at Coamo, the only one taken on the island, to Washington, and present it to President MoKinley, with General Wilson's compliments. Macias to Return to Spain, The transpor st Massachusetts and Roumania sailed for Santiago to enbark troops. The Whitney sailed for New Orleans. Señor López, editor of the San Juan Correspondencia, is here. He reports that Governor General Macias is pushing preparations' for the evacuation of the island. The obstacles in the harbor of San Juan are being cleared away and a ship loaded with dynamite has been removed. General Macias, Señor López says, will return to Spain in a few days, leaving the details of the evacuation to his subordinates. General Henry's men are badly in need of provisions. The garrison here says it is impossible to transport supplies over the mountain trail and it has been arranged to send them to Arecibo, an open port. The Sixth Massachusetts and the Sixth Illinois regiments are without shoes. General Brooke, who is to be in command of the island, may leave Gen. Wilson in direct command of the troops while he is attending the sessions of the commission for Porto Rico. It is reported that natives accused of the murder of a Spanish overseer near Yauco have been arrested. The famous guerrilla Figaro was captured near Coamo and brought to jail here. He is accused of burning the village of Coto. He denies his guilt emphatically, but admits having slain several Spanish soldiers while skirmishine in the J 1_T L ' ' Í _ í ITV í & A A V . V ALA ( 11' . J A ■ V ■ - ■ ■! I I w - - taina General Macias has announced his intention of detecting and punishing the perpetrators of the Cailes massacre.


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