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and was yet unquestioned. Realizing the fact that our destination had undoubtedly become known to the enemy, the problem presented was one requiring most serious consideration. In fact, the following items appeared in the Washington papers and were doubtless cabled to Madrid and back to San Juan de Porto Rico as soon as published in the press of the United States. On July 22 this item was published: Miles on his way—Left with 3,000 men yesterday afternoon for Porto Rico. Secretary Alger believes that General Miles, on the Yale, will arrive at his destination Sunday morning, with 3,000 men under his immediate command. On the 23d it was announced that General miles is now east of Cape Haytien, etc., and on the morning of the 24th appeared the following: St. Thomas, July 23. The Spaniards at San Juan de Porto Rico are making extensive preparations to resist an anticipated attack upon the part of the United States war-ships which are understood to be convoying t
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l bill is referred to House committee on education......March 9, 1886 Masked strikers disable twelve locomotives at Kansas City, Mo.......March 23, 1886 United States troops ordered to St. Louis and other points, to prevent interruption of mail transportation......March 26, 1886 Pension of $2,000 per annum granted to the widow of Gen. W. S. Hancock......March 29, 1886 Bill for the free coinage of silver (without limit) defeated in the House by 163 to 126......April 8, 1886 Governor Alger, of Michigan, by proclamation, designates Arbor day to be celebrated by general tree-planting......April 11, 1886 Mr. Morrison reports from the committee on ways and means his tariff bill......April 12, 1886 President's message suggesting a commission of labor, to consider and settle, when possible, controversies between labor and capital......April 22, 1886 Great railroad strike formally declared at an end by Knights of Labor......May 4, 1886 Anarchist riot, Haymarket mass