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rom several directions, when, on Aug. 14, he was notified of the armistice, and further operations at once ceased.
Under Article IV.
of the protocol of peace the following commission was appointed to arrange and superintend the evacuation of the island by the Spaniards: for the United States: Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke, Rear-Admiral Winfield S. Schley, and Brig.-Gen. William W. Gordon; for Spain: Maj.-Gen. Ortego y Diaz, Corn.
Vallarino y Carrasco, and Judge-Advocate Sanchez del Aguila y Leon.
On Oct. 18, the island was formally surrendered to the United States in the city of San Juan.
In 1899 a census of the island was taken under the direction of the United States War Department, which by departments gave the following: Aguadilla, 99,645; Arecibo, 162,308; Bayamon, 160,046; Guayamo, 111,986; Humacao, 88,501; Mayaguez, 127,566; and Ponce, 203,191— total for the island, 953,243.
The population of the principal cities was: San Juan, 32,048; Ponce, 27,952; Mayaguez, 15,187; Are