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Bloody Battles Around Paris on
Monday and Yesterday. Official Reports of Victory from the Ver sailles Authorities. Terrible Slaughter of In snrgoutM. Counter Claims of Success by the Communists. Fieroo and Prolonged Struggle West of Paris. SEVERE ARTILLERY DUELS. Gustavo Floureris and General Duval Killed. The Redoubt of CLatilion Captured by the Govrrtiui lit Forces. GENERAL HEKRY A PRISONER. thousands of Ccmmrmfsts Killed and Woaaded. A Disorderly Flight Into Parla?ihe City Surrounded. THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS TELEuRAMS TO THE HEW YOM HEU15. Proeluinttlnn of iVI. Tltier*? Anncuncrment of Vlrtory? Detail* of the Conflict? Clemency Promised. Versailles, April 4, 1871. M. Thiers bas Issued a proclamation ad dressed to the prefects of departments, which I forward tor the use of the Ukuaj.d. It is worded as follows: ? ANNOUNCEMENT OF YIOTORY. On Monday the insurgent masses attacked our forces simultaneously at Nant rre, Kui.il, Bougival, Bcsons, Chut on and Croissy. Fort Mont Valerien, at daybreak, began to can nonade the insurgent.", who were at first sheltered by the villages of Nanterre, Ructt and Bougival. They subsequently attacked , the government forces, by whom th*y were repulsed. FLIGHT INTO 1'ABie. General Viooy with the cavalry was by thin time in a position threatening to outflank the insurgents, and tli.iy tied in a complete rout, leaving mauy of their dead and wounded in the hands of t'ue government troops. OL EM KNOT. M. Thiers says: ? "The government will ezetcise clemcncy towards all who have been blindly misled, but will punish with severity the ringleaders. The insurrection is impotent." Aimre of ttae Insurgent*? 1 Tbo Troop* Falthf*!? 1 be Attack? Rebel Lewlcr* to b? ilambly Dealt WitO. London, April 4, 1871. I ana enabled to report the following in telligence, which has been oflioiaily promul gated by the French government, of military operations around Paris: ? ADVANCE OF THE INSURGENTS. Yesterday two corps of the insurgents ad vanced toward Versailles, one via Mcudon and Chtitillon, and the other by the way of Ileuii. Both were routed wilb heavy los?, and Flourena wa's killed. THE TlfOOFfi FAITHFUL. The troops, whose expuctcd defecation con Btitnted (he hopes of the insurgents, be haved nobly. The insurgents in forts Vun vres and Iesy (lied on tbe troops to-day. AN ATTACK. The government troops have just attacked the insurgents, and^spccdy and complete suc cess is anticipated. BEBEL LEADERS TO BE lIARSnLT DKALT WITH. In the Assembly to-day M. Thiers, in some remarks upon tbe stati^f affairs, said the government would deal harshly with the ring leaders of the insurrection, but leniently with ?their dupes. Thtf sentiment was received with applause. Tbe rentes are advancing. THE FIGHTING YESTERDAY. TELEGfUM 1* * * W YM HEfUtO. (irral.tr Irani M, Plrarri? The Redoubt at Cba'.illun Captured -MuvalNfcnt? ' The Troop* Exasperated? Porta HnrnHded-HIanrlllci Qalct* Vkrhaii.i.ep, April 4, 1871. The following news is< forwarded for the New York Herald:? CIECUT.AR FROM M. PICURD. A circular issued to-day from M. Picard to the Prefects of dope rtments announces the victory of the Asaemblyists in the conflicts before Paris. THE REDOUBT AT CnATTM.ON CAPTURED. The redoubt at Chatilion, held by the insur gents, was captured this morning by tbe forces of tbe government, with two thousand prison ers, including General Henry. DUVAL SHOT. General Duval, tbe comm|nde$-in-cbi?f of ?tp m BATTLE FIELDS OF THE ROUGE REBELLION. The Scene of Slaughter Around Paris? Locations of the Battle Fields of Monday and Tuesday? Line Held by the Government Forces? Situations of Nanterre, Besons, Chatillon, Meudon and Other Points. ?Montmorency 'ANEUSte'w> STAINS dUBLECOURONNI LE'BOURGETi COURNEuA) E^AILLES T.iE BA.TLE Fi?LD3 AR03S3 PARIS, j The FlsLliu.v on the WmI. Ttic proclamation of M. Thiers to the prefects of department:', announcing tlie defeat of the Insur- ; gents ou Monday, makes ciear the military move- | muts froiu Paris. M. Thiers reports that the i Communists attacked the govern meat forces tdmal- ; taneously at Nanierre, ltuoll, Hesons, Bougival. I Chatoo aid Croissy. All these nlaces are situated w<>at ot Pari*, and are further from the city than previous despatches had Indicated as the location of ! the battle field. On the may Riven arbavo two of ' these towns arc designated: one of them? Nnuterre? I in a place o somesiz?. It lies about one and a half J mile northwest of Fort Mom Van rieo, on the rood : from Neml'y to St. Germain. The other place? Mesons ? is situated on the l ight bank ot the tklne, oi>pos|'.e Pot it de Besons, which is given in the map, si to on the road from Xcuilly. Hcsoas is three and a half mills uo th of Fori Mont Vaierten. Tiie roads Iroin lie sons and Nanterro meet west-northwest of Nenilly, about three <iuartcrs or a inilo from that town, whence it continues Into Paris. Ilea 'tag in mind that the course of the Seine forms anoi her peninsula, with Its point- nearly op llie insurgent N itional Guar is, is reported to have been shot in the struggle at the redoubt of Chatillon. NO PIUHT1XO BI.SRWIIERK. No fighting has occurred to-day on any other part of the line. EXASPERATED. Tho troops are becoming more than ever exisperalod at the resistance shown by the in surgents. PAH18 SURROUNDED. It is announced unofficially that the Army of Versailles surrounds Paris, and that order elsewhere in France is established. MAimil.LF.8 PACIFIED. A despaleh from Marseilles eays order has been restored, and that the troops have entered the town. DETAILS OF MONDAY'S BATTLE teleCrani to thej&w yom herald. Commencement of the ('rent Battle -Its Hc r salt tbiM Far? Uenpernte Sltnatlon of the Tiianrceata? Absurd llQaion-Drnoriillii. tlenirliiaiurcrnt l'?war?llce? General llenry Killed. LONDON, April 4, 1871. 1 forward the following intelligence for pub lication in.tho Herald TftE GllKAT STRUGGLE OOMMBNCED. The London Time* special says a great battle wis commenced at six in the morn lug by the Nationals under tho command po^He Fort Mont Valvriou. it will be e-.*?y to W> ?ftto the other towns not g ven lu tno jnnp. Ritell lies a short distance south of Nanterre and direcily west ; of Foix Mont Val'Tiea.* cnaton and Crol?sy are j situated on the right o iuk of the Seine, the fonrcrr four and t!ie latter flve rail >s below Uesons, *Y?lssy being necessarily soath of Chatod. Bonglval is loaned on the poiut of the peninsula referred to, on ' the left bank of the river, about eight mile* north of Versailles. It will thus be soen that the line of the government forces followed the course of the Seine pre'iy elosely. Although uiree or the places men- > tloued? arsons, Oliaiou and t'rolsay? are situated j on the right nank of the river, it is certain that no i fighting took p ac9 on tiiat side. Marshal MaoMa hon's forces ninst, theretore, have lie d positions on j the lelt bank, covering the bridge i named as those , towns. Accord nit to onr despatches the insurgents must \ have marched fiom Neuilly, flanking Fort Moat Va- ! leiien on the north, pushing northward lowaid Ho sons and southward toward ihe other places named, getting on the rear of va'/rien by wav Ruell. It would thus appear as If their o'>Ject was to make a flank ad vance upon Versailles, and to endeavor to ire t between the city and tiio government forces stretched out from Herons to Uouglval. I hu movement was aa , of Bergorjt, who, at ten o'clock, asked for reinforcements from Paris. W80BGENT ENTIIUSIAHM. There was much animation in the bivouacs of the Nationals on Bnnday night, the men sinking (he Marseillaise and the chant JJij>nrt a Verm Me*. RESULT OF TI1K BATl'l.K. The Timet' correspondent believes that tho battle, which was on a large* scale, has proved disastrous to the Communist*. The unex pected cannonade of Valerlen threw the Na tionals into confision, and it is asserted that the following in now the situation : ? A PKSPBHATK SITUATION. Bergeret, with 15,000 men, was completely cutoff; then Flouretis was purposely permit ted to effect a junction with him, and Flourens and Bergeret, with 36,000 men, must surren der or light at the greatest disadvantage. AW AII8UKD HUMOR. The London Time* ' correspondent says there is an improbablo version of the affair to the effect that Flourens has reached Versailles. COMMUNISTS DEMORALIZED. The Communists are demoralised, and, it is believed, have been betrayed. The gen* darmerie treat all prisoners unmercifully. COWARDICE OF TOE ISSUROENTS. The London Daily JV cum despatches con firm the rout of the insurgents, who proved great blustering cowards, who expected that VaK'rieu would fratevnizo with them, ? Insane as anything ever attempted In warfare, ror | the reason that ? he guns ol Port Mont Vab'rlen mtmt i have sweep everything from Uesons and lloaglval at long run^e to Kneil and Nanterre at ea?-y distance. | The vlllaares could not have afforded shelter to the i Insurgents for. any length of time, as they are all commanded by the gun's of the fort. While the insurgent leaders exhibited something worse than stupidity In advancing along the line In dicated, It is evident that their forces mu.st have displayed no little courage In pene trating as lar south as Honglval, exposed to the nierclKMH Are or the tort. It is not. improbable that the column whloh attackeu llougival move 1 south of Valerlen. between the lort and St. Cloud, although Ft. CiOud was ana still is held by tne gov ernment forces, and such a line of advance would necessarily have exposed the Insurgents to a fearful lire on both their flanks. Thr Plnklint HoutA of Paris. . Tire fighting near Parts was not confined to tne west side of the city. A large force of insurgents seem to have been massed soutluvcst of rar s, cov ered by the gnus of Fort d Issy and directly on the road to Versailles. The <Yl dii miptt (Communist j newspaoer) announces that the Insurgents main tained 'he positions at l.e Has Meu loii, Houglval and PRISONERS 8IIOT. The Pontifical Zouaves Bhot all prisoners instantly. GENERAL IlENliY KILLBI*. The TtUyropJC* correspondent reports that he sow General Henry killed by a shell from Mont Val? rien, and that Bergoret's carriage and borpps wer?' destroyed in the same man ner. The men were thrown into panic stricken rout. COMMUNIST ACCOUNTS. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HEMUL A Clittni of Victory ? Positions i'onqnrred and JlnlatnlMd-Arawl to the Ptople-Mlnh t< rinl ippttatnrnta-Elfrllona I'onipourd. London, April 4, 1871. A dispatch from Paris dated to-day (April 4) has just b9en received, and I forward its contents for the information of the Herald. A CLAIM or VICTORY. The Communists claim that in the battles of yesterday they won a victory. rgsmoNs conquered and maintained. The Vri du Peuple announces that the Nationals hare maiatakwd the positions which they OMfMred yeeterday at Le Bas Meudon, Bougival and before Port d'Tssy. APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE. The Communal delegation from the First arrondiscement of Paris have appealed to the people to unite and repel the common danger. MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS. General Ciuscret has been appointed to the noiore Port d'Issy which they conquered on Mononr. This announcement Implies that there wa* severe lighting southwest of Paris which la not referred to at all lu tuc proclamations or M. Thiers. There mnf<t also nave been tightlug directly south of Paris yesterday (Tuesday), aw a Versailles de spatch ivpor.s that tho redoubt a* Chatlllon, held by the CommtiDlHbi, was capturcd lu the morning, together with ai large number of Insurgents, in cluding General llonry. AH the points mentioned above will ikj aeon on tho map. Le Bu Moudon is virtually a part of the town of that name, from which It U separated, on tho west, by a distance of lesj thin nan a mile. Chatll lon is given on the map. It He< south of Paris, op posite Fort Montrouge. J.KN.iTi! OK THR BATTUBFIKI.D. neginnttiR at Bcsons and continuing to Bouglval, the battlefield we^t of 1'arU must have covereil a line of not less than six miles In length. On the southwest and ftnth. ix>ginninff nt a point south of Hcvren and continuing to Chatlllon,) he Hue must, b ave been of a" out the same length. ThH would leave the space between the points of the two peninsula* unoc 'uplcd? or, TafhT. not the scene of conflict*. If the line of battle was continuous from Becons to Chatlllon tt would form the sectlou of an oval circle over sixteen miles long. charge of the Ministry of War and MM. Ban chet and Geroine to the offices of delegates to the Ministry of Justice. ' EUCOTIONa POKII'ONKD. The supplementary Communal elections have been postponed. THE MARCH ON VERSAILLES. TELEGRAM TO TttlJIE# YORK HEIUU). Cannnnitdo from Vnlerten? What was Brlifrrd-lht Advance on Ver?Mllle?? An Artillery Firs? Tke Column Cat <10? H. rc<> Artillery Duel? A Repnlse? Jaaetlon nf flourrnn with fiercer*-! ? full Detnli^or ib? Mr?||l*. Losdon, April 4, 1871. The following despatches, giving interesting details of the situation in and about Paris, are forwarded for publication iu the New York Hkhai.d : ? SUVEKR CANNONADE FROM VAT ETUtN. Pakib, April 3? 12:15 1'. M.? A cannonade Is proceeding from Fort Mont Valerien at the rate of two shots per minute. There Is also a sharp musketry fire towards Meudon. It is reported that the Nationals have suffered se verely from the Are of Valerien, but nothing precise is obtainable. WIIAT WAfl RBUEVUD. It is said the committee believed Valerien would not fire on the Nationals, who occupy Forts Vanvres, Issy and Monlrougti in foroe. TRAINS STOPPED ? RCM0I18. lue Versailles train was itoppej to-d,<y at J ? ? *" * -hi ?i if *u? Otamart and forced to return. Contradictor^ rumors are flying and the gates are skat* T1IE ADVANCE ON VERSAILLES. Paris, April ? ?! P. M. ? One hundred tboa? sand Nationals, in three corps, with 200 gan*t marchod out of Paris this morning via Mont* rouge, Ishjt and Raeil, nil d-Htined to Ver sailles. artillery huk rsou tim MiVKUNMieNt Folic EH. Fort Mont Valerien tired all day upon Kuril, and flying batteries at Mendon cannonaded th^ Nationals debouching from Imy on the Veri Bailies road. Valcrien cannonaded the reuf guard of the Nationals entering the vn li??y be* tween Putenux and Buz^nval. THE OOLUMN ClTr OFF. Some detachments are retreating in a disor derly cotiditiou. There is nothing certain re specting the force that passed Valerian, bul various conflicting versions aro given. One report says they are surrounded, wiiile another doclares thoy effected a junction and turned. Meudon, where a majority of th<; Versailles ? i army is concentrated. FIERCE ARTILLERY DUET.. During the operations on the rl<ht there was a fierce engagement b( tween the artillery oC Meudon and the Parisian artillery. TUE OOMMCNE LEADERS? A PBIBOXETt. Several members of the Commune, wearing red Bashes, led the battalions. It is said a' superior Versailles officer has been taken pri-? soner. A REPULSE. , The Moniiflir says tho Zouaves repulse^, the Nationals in an attack on Castle Meudon; and that the National loss was heavy. JUNCTION OP FLOCRKNS AND BERUERRT. Colonel Bour?oin telegraphs to the Com* mune at a quarter-past eleven A. M. that. Ber-? geret and Flourens have formed a junction*, and march on Versailles, and tint success waif certain. Another despatch says: ? At tw?i' o'clock in the afternoon Duv&l and Flouremf formed a jupction at. Courbcvoie. THE FIRE OF VALERIEN PASSED. They wero cannonaded by Valdrien, but the^ men were well sheltered. A concerted andL' successful movement was made, by which they* passed the line of Are of VuU:iien and marche?f on Verikllles. Bergerot had two gorges; killed. COMMCNICATION OUT. Communication with the outside world is cut off, and only peasants bringing provisions: are admitted to Paris. HENRY KILLED. It is said that General Henry, commanded of the Montrongo Nationals, is dead. PATRIOTIC COMMUNISTS. Floquet and Lockroy have resigned the!*! seats in the Assembly, and remain to sharj the sufferings of Paris. ASSY'S ARREST RKPOBTHD. It is reported that M. Assy has been ar rested by order of the Commune. It is alsdj stated that the Communo will adopt the fain* illes of the fallen Nationals. GENERAL REPORTS. . TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YOM HEMID. Tlie Pcdcf NoKutlKilona? Nu Part of tbc War Indemnity Paid. London, April *, 1871. I urn enab'ed to report the following for thai information of tho New York HiiEAi.D : ? TTIR PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. A despatch from Brussels, dated to-day, cays that the Gorman and French plenipoten tiaries held auother meeting to-d^y, ? SO PABT OF THE INDEMXITT PaTI>. A berlin telegram siates that it ia positively denied that the French have, as yef, pai*K anything of the indemnity accorded to Ger many by the preliminary peaco convention, and as explicitly stated that, on the contrary, France in addition still owes forty-eight millions of francs for the provniouing of Ger? man troops. FRANCE AND AMERICA. A United States fiel ef Ship Near the French shore. miCMi TO THE HEW YORK KEIULO. I.ONDON', April 4 1871.' 1 have r celveil telegrams from riymouth which inform me, for the service ??f the Hkrai.d, that thi United statin steamer Worcester, from Bos ton, with a cargo of provisions for the re'ief of thp suit rfng people of France, has arrived at that i>ort, and will proceed at once to u French harbor to de liver her much needed freight. ENGLAND. Parliamentary Progress? Postal Re' r n-Pe#c9 Negotiations at Brussels? The Co.:i mouj Adjourned for Eaiter. UlECRA* TO THE KM Y31K HEMll London, April 4. i s "I. Continuing mj report ol ih- proceedings of Par liament, by i able, for the ic.ualp, 1 have to state that after the traiHinissioa of my despatches from the House of Common!* ia<-t n If lit, and at an early boor this morning, various bills of merely local In terest were considered daring the remainder of tM sitting to a few moment-* before tiie adjournment. , The Ukraiii despatches from the House of Com mono to-day announce that dur/n? cue tension thu evening Mr. ijeely, member fir l.ino*<in. gave notice that on the *1 of May he siiouid move "foe a redac tion of Uie transatlantic |>osta?e to one penny." ' Viacouut Entfeld, in lor Secretary of State tot foreign Affair-, in reply to a question, said "Uw government was informed a to tho progress of n - gotlatlous In the peace conference at Bruaaelt*, but declined to give any information on tho subject at present." Afier a brief debate npon nutters or local Irtleren, 1 the House idjourncd for the eujOjiaoa of tlic lia.* v?\ holiday* uuiu tuc 1< tu titot.