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Mayaguez, A seaport town of Porto Rico, in the province of the same name, about 50 miles west of Ponce. On Aug. 8, 1898, a body of American troops, under Brig.-Gen. Theodore Schwan, advanced rapidly from Yanco towards Mayaguez. On the same date Sabona la Grande was. occupied, and on Aug. 10, San German. The Americans then attacked the Spaniards near Hormigneros, and with a rapid charge carried the position in face of a heavy fire. The casualties of the engagement, as officially reported, were, on the American side, one killed and fifteen wounded; on the Spanish side, twenty-five killed and fifty wounded. On the next morning, Aug. 11, General Schwan entered Mayaguez unopposed.