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a TWENTYEIGHTH YEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SUNDAY JULY 3 1898 NUMBER 118
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ONE TyOUS AMERICANS SLAIN AND iNOUNOEO
BLOODY TIDE Of BATTLE
STill EBBS AND o fLOVS
American Troops Renewed Their Fierce Onslaught
at Santiago Yesterday Morning
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FRIDAYS LOSSES OVER A THOUSAND I
ONEFOURTH OF WHOM WERE KILLED
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Graphic Description of the Battle The Gallant Sixteenth
Stormed the Enemys WorksEnemy Routed I
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Copyright 189S by the Associated Press
Guantanamo July 2The fighting in
front of Santiago was resumed at day
light this morning An advance was
ordered along the entire line
Siboney July 212 noon via Playa
del EstesAt this hour the firing is
light Work on the entrenchments is
being pressed and the soldiers are al
lowed to rest The fleetdid some fir
ing but did not engage the batteries
generally
The bombardment of the forts at the
entrance to Santiago harbor was re
sumed early this morning and lasted
over an hour The east corner of Mor
ro Castle was knocked to pieces and
the flag was shot down The shore
batteries to the west of the entrance
and to the east of Morro Castle were
also damaged The return fire was
light except from Cayo Smith inside
of the harbor
No damage was done to the ships
The batteries fired at the ships as they
retired
Copyright 1S9S by the Associated Press
Off Santiago July 2Via Port An
tonio and Kingston July 31215 a m
Admiral Sampson bombarded the for
tifications of the harbor of Santiago
for the fourth time this morning The
bombardment lasted from 545 to 745
The damage was more severe than on
previous bombardments The enemy
fire was silenced Morro Castle was
badly knocked about and the eastern
western and Punta Gorda batteries
were torn up in many places
The Spanish flag which has flown all
the time on Morro Castle was shot
down by the Oregon No casualties
were reported in the fleet
The enemys fire was slight though
several ships came near being hit by
small shells One of these missiles
passed over the flagship New York
while Admiral Sampson was on the
bridge
WashingtonThe president and sec
retary of war through a private dis
patch coming from the battlefield
learn that the engagement was re
sumed this morning and has continued
all day The wounded are coming in
rapidly and the indications point to
heavy losses The dispatch does no
indicate a decisive result in any di
rection
Owing to the many conflicting
reports of the losses of the American
troops in yesterdays engagement it
has been thought best by the war de
partment officials to make public the
text of General Shafters last dispatch
received morningat4 oclock It is
as follows
1 fear I have underestimated
r > days casualties A large and thor =
oughly equipped hospital ship should
f be sent here at once to care for the
wounded The chief surgeon says he
has use for 40 more medical officers
The ship must bring a launch and
boats for conveying the wounded
FIRST DAYS BATTLE
A Graphic and Comprehensive Story
of the Fight
Copyrir Iv3 by the Associated Press
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy off Juragua Friday
July 1 4 p m via Port Antonio Ja
maica Saturday July 2 5 a m and
Kingston Jamaica 711 a mThe
battle of Santiago has raged all day
and at 4 oclock this afternoon 15000
American troops are thundering at the
outer fortifications of the domed city
Since daybreak General Shafters army
has fought its way across two and a
half miles of bitterly contested and
strongly fortified country and the en
tire line of the men to the right is
within gunshot of Santiago town
The American loss thus far is esti
mated at hospital headquarters at 20
killed and 50 wounded but It will be
hours before the death roll can be ac
curately given Lieutenant Colonel Pat
terson of the Twentysecond infantry
is the only officer known to have been
wounded and he is not fatally hurt
Spanish killed and wounded are un
doubtedly numbered by hupdreds
The Spanish strongholds of Caney
and El Paso have fallen and the fort
at Aguadores just cast of Morro cas
tle on the coast has been blown to
ruins by the guns of the fleet With
the exception of about 1000 troops who
are guarding Baiquiri and Juragua the
entire army is engaged together with
4000 of General Garcias Cuban troops
The men fought gloriously and if
the same measure of success which
attended todays engagement follows
the fighting of the next 24 hours the
American flag will fly from Santiagos
walls on Sunday Officers and men
are fully convinced that the city will I
r be theirs by tomorrow night
BEGAN AT DAYLIGHT
The battle began just at daylight at
a point about eight miles from Juragua
and lour miles northeast of the outer I
fortifications of Santiago The general
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order for an advance was Issued by
General Shafter at dark last night and
by midnight every man in the army
knew that a desperate struggle would
come with the dawn The news put the
troops in a fever of excitement and I
the night was spent in cheering and
singing the popular strain being
Therell Be a Hot Time in Santiago
Tomorrow
ORDER OF BATTLE
At 4 oclock this morning hundreds
of bugles rang out the reveille and be
fore the sun had risen the great line
was complete To the extreme left was
General Duffield with the Thirtythird
Michigan his command having reached
the Aguadores bridge by train Next
to the northeast was General Kents
division a mile and a half from the
sea and held as a reserve force The
center of the line was held by a cav
alry division which until General
Wheeler arrived at noon was com
manded by General Sumner
Owing to General Youngs illness
Colonel Woods of the righ riders com
manded his brigade which consisted
of the First regulars the First volun
teers and the Tenth regulars and one
battalion of the Ninth regular cavalry
all dismounted with the exception of
two troops on the extreme right under
Generals Lawton and Chaffee fully five
miles from the sea
It had been arranged that General
Duffield should make a feint of at
tacking Aguadores In order to draw
attention from the main movement
and at 5 oclock General Lawtons
troops moved forward led by a battery
of theFirst artillery under command
of Captain Allyn Capron Every man
in the army carried three days rations
and ammunition to match and every
one knew that he was not expected to
return to camp until Santiago had fal
len
OPENED BY LAWTON
General Lawtons division opened the
fight with a 13pound shot quickly
followed by others the infantry open
ing fire immediately afterwards At
640 a m General Garcia advanced
rapidly through the brush in the val
ley meeting with no opposition and
General Lawton advanced along the
north side the Infantry and artillery
firing heavily Captain Grimes guns
had just galloped to the plateau in
grand style and opened fire
The telegraph line Labrunelle super
intending kept up with the advance
In fine style The observation balloon
was inflated for the first time and
made three successful experimental
ascensions the car holding six men
CAPRONS AVENGING SHQT
The first shot was fired from the
battery at 640 by Captain Capron
whose son Captain Allyn K Capron
of the Rough Riders was killed in
the battle of Sevilla The shot was di
rected at Caney where the Spaniards
were in force and it fell in the heart
of the town The firing continued 20
minutes without response
Meantime the cavalry division had
moved fOrard on the main Santiago
trail headed by a light battery of the
Second artillery under Captain Grimes
i The movement of this battery was a
heartbreaking task owing to the mud
in the valley and a steep hill Under
the musketry fire of the cavalry men
the Spaniards in the little town of El
Paso retreated and Captain Grimes
battery took a position there and be
gan a rapid firing into Caney The
guns of the two batteries made the
place so hot that the enemy finally re
tired having no artillery
The town was surrounded by earth I
works and lines of barbed wire
SPANIARDS DEADLY AIM
After the enemy had been driven
from El Paso 21 shots were fired by
Captain Grimes and Captain Capron
from that position into the outer for i
tifications of Santiago before a response
came When it did come however it
came with unexcelled accuracy shots
and shells from threeinch rifles evi
dently taken from Admiral Cerveras
war ships and mounted behind the for
tifications i I
The Spanish gunners railed the hill I
on which El Paso stands and which I
meantime had been made the head
quarters of General Sumner and the
Cuban generals Garcia Castillo Ca
pote and Rabi One shell struck a
large sugar storehouse on the red cor
rugated roof of which stood the Cubans
viewing the fight The roof fell and
all the Cubans were wounded and
three of them will die
A detachment of 200 Cubans went
forward from El Paso and then Col
Wood with the Rough Riders the
First and Tenth cavalry started down
the hillside straight for the enemys
fortifications
Captain Grimes battery poured a
steady fire into the Spaniards to pro
r tect Colonel Woods advance The dis
mounted cavalry paused on their way
through the tangled grass and under
I brush and half way down the hill
I side selected a good spot to halt and
from there opened and mainlined for
20 minutes a hot fire The opposing
batteries banged away Captain Grimes
sending a storm of lead down into the
outer fortifications and the Spaniards
pounding away at the hilltop with vi
cious persistency
Most of the Spanish shells went over
the hilltops and fell In a ravine beyond
Here several detachments of Cuban
troops I were stationedas reserves and
before they could be removed seven
I of them were seriously wounded and I
several slightly hurt At the same time
two Americans were killed and nine
I wounded The Spaniards used smoke
less powder and shot with much more
I accuracy than during the previous en
gagements The wonder is that many
more lives were not lost as the oppo
sition batteries were less than two
miles apart
BATTERIES SILENCED
General Woods command behaved
with great bravery firing steady and
deadly volleys with the enemys shells
screeching and bursting over their
heads Twenty minutes of fearfully I
hot work silenced the Spanish batteries
Ten shots were sent into them after
they ceased firing but there was no
response and it is presumed that the
guns were dismounted or the gunners
driven off
Away to the left General Lawtons
division with Chaffees men and Cap
I rons battery was meantime fighting
fiercely with the enemy entrenched in
and about Caney The Spaniards con
tested every inch of ground bitterly
and fought with unexpected Coolness
and courage but the irresistible on
ward movement of the Americans
slowly forced them back on and be
yond Caney
ENEMY DRIVEN BACK
About 11 oclock the terrible fire from
Captain Caprons guns and the muskets
of the men broke the Spanish line and
a retreat began towards the line of
outer fortifications The enemy took
the trail known as the main Santiago
road and Captain Grimes battery im
mediately began pitching shells in
ahead of the retreating men while a I
detachment of 2000 Cubans headed by
Continued on Page 2 I
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i OLD GLORY ON ENSIGN PEAKI I
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+ Several Inquiries came In to The Herald yesterday about the flag +
+ on Ensign peak Would It be run up on the Fourth Why was It not f
+ up now and many other similar questions This flag and staff belongs +
+ to the state of Utah and according to the arrangements made when It +
+ was presented to the state by > The Herald the flag Is to be unup at +
+ sunrise on the morning of July 4 and 24 Governor Wells Chas charge +
k rof trio flag and has designated the signal corps as custouiens On Mon +
+ day morning the flag will float from the staff as the sun comes up over +
+ the eastern hills +
+ A detail of the signal corps will probably be sent to the peak today +
+ to inspect the staff and see that everything is In order for the interest +
+ ing ceremony which takes place tomorrow fnorning +
+ On the morning of July 24 last year the flag was first run up to the +
+ top of the staff Governor Wells and staff rode up to Capitol hill and +
+ the battery of the N G U fired a national salute after which the staff +
+ and flag were formally presented to the state by The Herald the gov +
+ ernor accepting in behalf of the state Governor Welts r takes great +
+ pride in this monument to the pioneers and will see to it that on all +
+ proper occasions the flag shall float from the peak In all probability +
+ the stars and stripes will float from Santiago and Ensign peak about +
+ the same time +
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THE HERALD BULLETIN
PAGE OIvEL
List of the Killed and Wounded
Battle at Santiago
PAGE TWO
Sampsons End of the Fight
PAGE THREE
The Philippine Pie
Varsity Boat Race
Suspense at Washington
PAGE FOUR
Editorial
PAGE FIVE
The Mothers Congress
Local Military Matters
In Railway Circles
PAGE 5IIS
The Syndicate
PAGE SEVEN
Decisions By Judge Hiles
Attempt to Sell Stolem Cattle Here
Counter Affidavits In Griffin Case
PAGE EIGHT
Van Cott Nominated For County
Superintendent
Alleged Cruelty to a Child
PAGE NINE
Snarling at America
PAGE TEN
German Election Frauds
Cuckoos Are Gagged
PAGE ELEVEN
Dramatic and Lyric
PAGE TWELVE
Sacking Rich Ore
PAGE THIRTEEN
In the Social Be rim
PAGE FIFTEEN
Hound the Social Campfire
Jefferson the Man
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PAGE SIXTEEN
Fourth of July at Galena
Evolution of the Fourth
PAGE SEVENTEEN
Books and Authors
Church Directory
PAGE EIGHTEEN
Oddities of Navy Life
PAGE NINETEEN
Midsummer Frills and Flounces
War and Peace
PAGE TWENTY
Youths Department
Key West War News
SUMMARY OF WAR NEWS
The transports composing the first expe
dition to the Philippines are overdue and
the belief is expressed that they have
stopped to take possession of the Caro I
line islands
The next expedition to the Philippines
will take the bulk of the troops now at
Camp Merritt
The troops at Chickamauga that receiv
ed orders a few days ago are now ready
to startfor the front
It is alleged that Germany France and
Russia have reached an understanding to
act in concert in preventing America or
England from retaining all of the Philip
pines
The battle of Santiago was renewed yes
terday but no reports were received ex
cept that the fighting was furious and I
the American losses were heavy The
losses in the first days battle are now es
timated at 1000 killed and wounded Cap
tain Morrison of the Sixteenth and sev
eral officers of the Twentyfourth were
among the wounded
The thermomter at the weather bureau
at Washington tipped the mark for over I
an hour at 101 This point has rot bx > n
reached at this time of the year since 1S73
At 4 oclock the heat was 9S
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SHAfTWS GALLANT ARMY
HAD ITS BAPTISM Of FIRE
I Officers of the Twentyfourth and Sixteenth Among J
I the Wounded j
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LIEUT COL LiSCUM AMONG THE VICTIMS
FOUR OTHER OFFICERS OF THE 24TH
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I Captain Morrison of the Sixteenth On the List Twenty
I fourth Infantry In a Handtohand Fight
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Copyright 1S9S by the Associated Press
At General Shafters Headquarters
Friday July 1 6 p m by the Asso
ciated Press Dispatch Beat Cynthia to
Port Antonio July 2 S p m via King
ston July 2 1130 p mGeneral
Shafters army has had its baptism of
fireWith
With desperate courage and the mad
dash of veterans it has conquered the
Spanish works before Santiago and his
force is driving the enemy into the
streets of the city
The victory was won at a heavy cost
in killed and wounded It is impossible
to estimate the losses at this writing
but it is believed they will approach I
500 The proportion of officers is large
A partial list of the officers killed or
wounded follows
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Captain ONeill of the rough riders
killed
Lieutenant Colonel Charles A Wyck
off Twentysecond infantry
Captain T W Morrison Sixteenth
infantry
Lieutenant Scott Thirteenth infantry
wcunded
Lieutenant Colonel Patterson Twen
I ty cond infantry wounded in the
gioin
Lieutenant Orde Sixth infantry
Captain Taylor Ninth cavalry
wounded in the stomach I
Lieutenant Colonel E H Liscum
Twent fourth
Captain J E Brett Twentyfourth
wounded In the arm
1 Captain C Ducat Twentyfourth
wounfted in region of the heart
Captain Charles Dodge Twentr
fotrh
Second Lieutenant J H Augustin
Twentyfourth wounded in side and
arm
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Lieutenant Colonel Carel Sixth
wounded in hip
Lieutenant Meyer company H Third
cavalry wounded in hip
Lieutenant Herman Sixth spine in
jured I
Lieutenant Gross Sixth wounded in I
the hip and left leg
Captain Walker Sixth infantry
wounded In right leg
Lieutenant Robertson company G
Fifth infantry wounded in right leg
Lieutenant Purdy company C Sixth
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THE SANTIAGO BATTLEFIELD
0 the American troops General Lawton on the extreme right aided > bythe Cubans
occupied by
ThIs map gives an accurate Idea orf the scene of the first days fighting and the positions
under General Garcia drove the enemy from Caney and a vanced along the road in the dIrection of Santiago The troops in the center under Wheeler Sumner and Kent and including the
Sixteenth and Twentyfourth regiments crossed the San Juan rIver and stormed San Juan heights the Twentyfourth engaging in a handtqhand struggle in the enemys works during
the extreme left unable to occupy Aguadores and fell back to Altares 1
was
which oneof its officers was macheted General Duffield on r
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wounded in tbich
I Captain Morgan Thirdcavalry
Captain Dodd Third cavalry wound
I ed in head 1
I Captain Carpenter Seventeenth
i i wounded in stomach II
I Captain Kerr Sixth cavalry wound
I ed in arm J
j Captain Torrey shot in the leg l
Lieutenant Besaro Seventh infantry
I I Major Corliss Seventh cavalry
I Captain Jackson Seventh cavalry
I Lieutenant Charles E Field Seventh
I cavalry shot through the forehead
f I fatally i
j t It is also reported that Colonel Em
I ery was killed In some cases every
olhcer in a company was lost
j I I I HEAVY SPANISH LOSSES I
The Spanish loss must have been
heavy The Spaniards opposing Gen
I eral Lawtons division lost in killed
wounded or taken prisoners 2iOO ru = n
and the loss on the center and left
must be double that number Most of
our troops took possession during the
night although General Bates reserves
did not come up until morning
General Lawtons division on the ex Ji
treme right supported by Captain Cap i
rons battery General Kents division
in the center and General Wheelers 3
division on the left supported by Cap
tain Grimes battery planted on a hill
form a a line which stretched across
the whole width of the basin in which 4
Santiago lies a distance of fully five
miles j
immediately in front of General Law
ton lay Caney surrounded oy io k
houses and entrenchments and against ti
this point were the operations directed
Beyond the San Juan river 20X yards
before the center and lef lay a line of
entrenchments a mile east of the city i
These two divisions were covered by 1
a heavy < tangled undergrowth between 4
the San Juan and the Rio Guama
On the extreme left on the heights j
beyond Captain Grimes battery be i
hind which in the shelter of an old 3 I
sugar house where the rear cavalry
division was massed were General
Duffields Michigan volunteers who
moved out at daylight over the line of
railroad from Sthoney The Ameri
cans had the advantage of the sun In 1
the morning which shone directly in
the enemys face
HM ii5us nieiit opened when the
fleet lying outside the entrance to the 4
harbor began dropping shells into the =
lower end of the Spanish earthworks
This firing which was entirely by bear
ings was not effective
At 720 the land engagement opened
with firing from Captain Caprons bat 1
tery on the extreme right upon the 1
block houses and entrenchments before l
Caney This was followed quickly by i
simultaneous attacks by General Chaf
fee and Colonel Ludlow who occupied
a flanking position to the north The
Spanish replied wit great spirit and F
nerve when our shells burst directly
over their trenches A few minutes be
fore 8 oclock Captain Grimes opened
with his battery on the heights to the i
right of the main redoubt situated in
the center of the Spanish line of en 11
trenchments directly before the city
The Spanish reply was immediate and c
wonderfully accurate The second or
third of their shells broke over one of
Captain Grimes guns killing two men
and wounding four Both the Spanish j
and American batteries used shrapnel
The next Spanish shell burst just be i
yond the battery and riddled a sugar
house behind which Colonel Woods
rough riders were waiting a forward j
movement It was from this elevation
that the English German and Japa
nese military attaches viewed the en
gagement
HAD THE WORST OF IT
Captain Grimes shells set for a
range of 2SCO yards slightly overshot
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the mark It was difficult to locate t
the Spanish guns as they used smoke
ess powder and in this the first artillery
tillery duel we had the worst of it
Up to this time there had been no in
fantry firing except on the extreme
right where the Spaniards were being
hard pressed by General Chaffee and
General Lawton
BALLOON SENT UP
About S30 oclock a balloon was sent
up in front of the cavalry division
This drew the first volley from the
Spanish entrenchments Though volley
followed volley the daring officer made
a reconnaissance and got safely down
having obtained complete details of the
disposition of the enemy
The advance of the cavalry and Gen
eral Kents division immediately began
along the line of the main road to San
tiago It was about two hours later
before our advance began breaking
through the covering of the Spanish
trenches They met with a hail from
Jauscr rifles which temporarily stay
ed the forward movement
The Spaniards had the range and
their practice was good Our men lay
on their breasts and poured volley
after volley into them at a range so
close that the opposing lines could see
the whites of each others eyes
Captain Grimes then reopened with
his battery and in the second duel with
the Spanish artilleryists did much bet
ter execution planting shell after shell
in the first main redoubt and silencing
two 2Ttns
The Spanish gunners then turned
heir attention to our Infantry and be
gan dropping shells in the advance
= uard
A few minutes after Clarks brigade
and the right of Kents division made
a gallant charge to the knoll to the
north of thc extreme left of the Span I
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