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mining es Utah The newspaper news Herald than publishes any other more I THE f SALT LAKE HE RALJ Fair Forecast Continued for Salt Cold Lake Today is
Insurgents Were Driven Back at Every Point and
Thousands Killed
American Loss Was 200 But There Were Few Fatalities
Entire American Force Was Engaged
Manila Feb 5 815 p mThe long expected rupture between the Amer
icans and the Filipinos has come at last Tho former are now engaged in
solving tho Philippine problem with the utmost expedition possible
The clash came at 840 p m yesterday evening when three daring Fili
pinos darted past the Nebraska regiment at Santa Mesa but retired when
challenged They repeated the experiment without drawing the sentries fire
but at the third time Corporal Greeley challenged the Filipinos and then fired
kiling one of them and wounding another Almost immediately afterwards
the Filipinos lino from Caloocan to Santa Mesa commenced a fusilade which
was ineffectual
The Nebraska Montana and North Dakota outposts replied vigorously
and held their ground until reinforcements arrived
The Filipinos in the meantime concentrated at three points Calooncan Ga
galangin and Santa Mesa At about 1 oclock the Filipinos opened a hot fire
from all three places simultaneously This was supplemented by the fire of
two siege guns at BalikBalik and by advancing their skirmishers from Pa
co and Pandacan
The Americans responded with a terrific fire but owing to the darkness
they were unable to determine its effect
The Utah light artillery finally succeeded in silencing the native battery
The Third artillery also did good work on the extreme left The engagement
lasted over an hour
The United States cruisers Charleston and the gunboat Concord stationed
off Malabona opened fire from their secondary batteries on the Filipinos posi
tion at Calooncan and kept it up vigorously
At 243 there was another fusilade along the entire line and the United
States seagoing double turreted monitor Monadnock opened fire on the enemy
from off Malate
With daylight the Americans advanced The California and Washington
regiments made a splendid charge and drove the Filipinos from the works
at Paco and Santa Mesa
The Nebraska regiment also distinguished itself capturing several prison
ers and one howitzer and a very strong position at the reservoir which is
connected with the waterworks
The Kansas and Dakota regiments compelled the enemys right flank to
retire to Caloocan
There was intermittent firing at various points all day long The losses
of the Filipinos cannot be estimated at present but they were known to be
Tho American losses are estimated at twenty killed and 123 wounded
The Ygorates armed with bows arid arrows madu a vary determined
stand In the face of a hot artillery fire and left many dead on the field
Several attempts were made in this city yesterday evening to assassinate
American officers
London Feb GTh Morning Post has received the following from
ManIa Last nights Saturday and todays Sunday engagements have
proved a veritable slaughter for the Filipinos their killed being reported as
amounting to thousands The American forces could scarcely have been
better disposed It is now known that the attack was fully expected and
that every preparation had been made to meet the contingency
Firing slackened at noon Sunday the enemy being apparently demoral
The American troops however are fully equipped to meet a possible
attack tonight
The wounded on the American side are now estimated
at 200 Few
Americans were killed
Manila Feb C 9 a mThe Filipinos have apparently reached the con
clucn that the Americans mean business now that the barriers are removed I
as here were no further hostilities last
night and no attempt
was made to
i er the lost ground It Is
ret possible however that they
are following the
ta ucs they employed against the
Spaniards and will merely lie off a few
dz5 = to recuperate their forces before returning to the attack
It is impossible to ascertain as yet how the news has been received at
Malolos the seat of the insurgent
but the
government Filipinos in Manila
express the opinion that the movement for independence has received its
death blow and that annexation will soon be welcomed generally
American Loss 175 and Insurgent
Loss Heavy
Washington Feb 6 1225 The fol
Io i ng dispatch from General Otis has
be T made public
Manila Feb 5Adjutant General
Insurgents opened attack on our outer
lines at S45 repeated attack several
times during night at 4 oclock this
morning entire force engaged all at
ta k5 repulsed at daybreak advanced
aganst insurgents and have driven
ViH beyond lines they formerly occu
r 11 carwurjng several villages and
tlc L U = erse works Insurgents loss in
dc I and wounded large y own caiis
ualtits thus far estimates at 175 very
fC v fatal Troops enthusiastic and
fighting fearlessly Navy did splendid
execution on flanks of enemy city held
In check and absolute quiet prevails
Insurgents have secured good many
Mauser rifles a few field pieces and
qui kfiring guns with ammunition dur
ing last month
The following cablegram from Gen
eral Otis has been received at the war
Manila Feb 5To Adjutant Gen
eral Washington Have established
our permanent lines well out and have
driven off the Insurgents The troops
have conducted themselves with great
here > ism The country about Manila is
peaceful and city perfectly quiet List
of casualties tcmorr
Washington Feb 6The following
dispatch was re csvcd at 115 this morn
ing Ulanlla Feb 5To Adju 1 ra >
eras Situation most satisfactory no I
apprehension need be felt Perfect i
quiet prevails in the city and vicinity
List of Casualties being prepared and
will be
forwarded as soon as possible
Troops in excellent health and snirits
Insurgents Were Press ed Back On
All Sides
London Feb GThe Morning Post
publishes the following account of the
fighting at Manila The immediate
cause of the attack was an advance
by two Filipinos to the Nebraska out
post on the northeast of the city When
ordered to halt they refused and the
sentry fired An Insurgent signal gun
was then fired from blockhouse No7
and 1m attack was Immediately begun
on the Nebraska regiment
The fighting soon spread on both
sides and the firing was In progress on
all the outposts around the city The
American troops responded vigorously
the Insurgent fire being heavy and the
attack hurriedly planned
Firing continued throughout the
nigHt with an occasional cessation of
from half an hour to an hour at a
I At daybreakk the warships Charles
I ton and Callao began shelling the north
side of the city Their fire was fol
I lowed later by that of the Monadnock
on the south side the Insurgents posi
I tions having been previously accurate
ly I located
The Americans began a vigorous ad
vance all along the line this morning
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Five Volunteers Among the Slain at
Corporal and Three Privates On the
ListNebraska Loses Nine Men
and Washington Four Wyoming
Sergeant KilledCalifornias List
of Killed and Wounded
Special to The Herald
Boise Ida Feb 5PrIate advices
were received here today announcing
that Major McConville and four en
listed men of the Idaho regiment at
Manila had been killed Later word
came from eastern papers asking for
biographies of these men the belief
there being that they had been killed
or badly wounded Up to this time
there is no absolute confirmation that
such is the case however although
everything points that way
Major Edward McConville In com
mand of the Second battalion of Idaho
volunteers at Manila was born In
Cape Vincent N Y on June 25 1816
He was educated at the university of
Syracuse On the breaking out of the
war he went with the Twelfth New
York volunteers as a drummer boy In
1S63 when the time of the enlistment
of the regiment expired he reenlisted
in the Thirteenth New York cavalry
and served until September 1863 being
mustered out as second lieutenant He I
subseqLcntly served eight years In the
Twentyfiist infantry being first I
sergeant of company G for seven years I
Nez Perce war t I
of that time When the
broke out in 1877 he was placed In
command of the North Idaho volun
teers as colonel For four years prior
to his appointment as major qf the
Idaho volunteers he was colonel of the
uniform ranks Knights Of Pythias of
I this state
I I In 1S91 Major McConville was ap
pointed by President Harrison to the
I position of superintendent of the
Indian training school at Fort Lapwai
which he held when he was appointed
major Major McConvilles home was
In Lewiston Nez Perce county He
ws appointed a major of the First
Idaho volunteers on May 18 1S98
Little is known here Of Corporal
Frank Caldwell Ernest Scott and
George Hall of company B and James
Henson of company H Hall and Cald
well are young men from Rathdrum
and Scott is from Lewiston Henson
enlisted In noise Scott had no rela
tives In Idaho He came to Lewiston
about a year ago with a party from
Ashland Wis He was 21 years old
and was the crack shot of his company
of which he was Quartermaster ser
James Henson was 35 years of age
born at Overton Tenn His nearest
relative is A Hall of Sweet Ida
Ernest Scott aged 21 was born at
Bracebridge Can His nearest relative
Is Henry Scott of Ashland WIs
Frank Caldwell aged 34 was born
In Chicago His nearest relative is
Anna Hanson of Chicago
Califorr Killed and Wounded I
San Francisco Feb 5The following
r T T 1 T T T T T T T T
is a list of the members of the First I
regiment California volunteers who
were killed or wounded in the battle
of Manila
Dead Private Charles C Ballinger
company L
Wounded Lieutenant Charles Ho
gan Sergeant William Hall Private A
T Scherer of company G Private Jo
seph Mater of company H
It is not certain that the above list
is complete but no other names had
been received here at a late hour I
First Regiment Lost Nine Men In the
Manila Fighting I
Chicago Feb 5The TimesHeralds
Lincoln Neb special gives the fol I
lowing list of killed of the First Ne I
braska regiment in the battle of Ma I
James Pearce musician David City I
Harry Hull company A hotel clerk
David Lagger company I lawyer j I
was a lieutenant In state militia I
Sergeant Orrin T Curtis Ashland
farmer was at one time a member of
the legislature
Charles Keck Chadron wealthy
A Bellinger son of a prominent doc
tor at Beatrice and a young society
Lewis Begler Lincoln clerk
Edward Eggers Fremont lawyer
The Information regarding the regi
ments losses was received in Lincoln
in private telegrams
Omaha Feb 5A private cablegram
dated Manila was received here today
from Captain Taylor of company I i i
First Nebraska volunteers It stated I I
that Privates Charles O Ballinger and
ir rZ isc
Ralph W Rims of company I were
killed in Saturdays engagement Both
men lived in Omaha I
First Lieutenant and Three Privates
Among the Dead
Portland Ore Feb 5A dispatch to
the Oregonian from Spokane gives the I
names of the members of the Washing
ton regiment killed In the Manila fight I
They are as follows
First Lieutenant Edward K Erwin I
company A First Washington volun
Privates John Klein and James
Greeb company A of Tacoma
Private Oscar Howard company C
enlisted at San Frajjcisco
Privates William E Fair and Rich
ard II McCIaln
George Rogers One of the Bravest of
the Battalion I
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo Feb 5George
Rogers reported to have been klUed in I
the battle at Manila between the insur
gents and United States troops was
first sergeant of company C First
Wyoming volunteer infantry and en
listed at Buffalo Wro He was about
28 years old and had been a member
of the Wyoming militia for four years i
prior to his enlistment for the war with
Spain He came from England where
his parents now reside He served two
years in the English army He was a
single man and one of the bravest sol
diers in the Wyoming command
Georgia Town Destroyed I
Cartersville Ga Feb 5The town
of Stllesboro was nearly wiped out of
existence today by a tornado No lives
were lost but several people were In
jured The Methodist church and a
dozen residences were completely de
Anxiously Await the Reports of the
Killed and Wounded In the Battle
With the Filipinos
The news of fighting in Manila between
the American troops and the Filipinos
accompanied as It was by severe and
numerous casualties to the former and
great slaughter of the latter created
more Intenso and anxious inquiry In Salt
Lake than has been evidenced since the
taking of Santiago Tho meagre reports
so far received arc such as to show be
yond a doubt that the engagement must
have been a quite serious affair and rela
tives and friends of the Ctah bois In
common with those of other states wait
with trepidation the list of the killed and I
rC ti f
wounded which appears to have been
quite considerable it Is very regrettable i
that such an outbreak occurred but It
has not been unexpected for the reports I I
from the islands for a month or two
havo Indicated that the tension was great
The accounts of the fighting so far re
ceived show that the Utah men bat
teries A and B again distinguished them
selves and as in tho battle of Manila
bore the brunt of the fight and wrought
fearful havoc to the enemy The state
has reason to be proud of Major Richard
f atgdrh i
oJn rh g co
W Young and the heroes who are cover
Ing themselves with glory and upholding
the honor of their country In the far oil
Isles of the Pacific
Pacifico I
o f 0
Fired the First Shot
Lincoln Neb Feb cJorporal Gree
ley of Nebraska credited with firing
the first shot at Manila was a recruit
who joined the First regiment at San
Francisco several weeks after the
musterin and departure from Nebras
ka His home Is thoughtto be Madi
son or Norfolk The First Nebraska
is commanded by Colonel John M
Stotzenberg who is a first lieutenant
in the Sixth cavalry of the regular
American Forces In the Philippines Are Fully Able
to Cope With Any Emergency
Filipinos Should Have Placed Their Trust In McKinley
I Preparations Had Been Made For the Attack
I Washington Feb 5Admiral Dewey
today cabled the navy department that
hostilities had begun between the Am
I erican army and naval forces In and
about Manila and tho Philippine in
I surgents The insurgents he said had
been the aggressors and had been re
The following message was received
from Dewey <
Manila Feb 5To the > Secretary of
War Washington Insurgents here in
augurated general engagement yester
day night which has continued today
The American army and navy is gener
ally successful Insurgents have been
I driven back and our line advancing
No casualties to the navy
The news came like a shock for the
administration though apprised that an
ugly situation prevailed in the Philip
pines had clung steadily to a hope that
by tact and patience actual fighting
might be averted and even those public
men who felt that hostilities would fol
low should the treaty be ratified and
the United States attempt to occupy
the Islands believed that Aguinaldo
would not force the fighting when the
treaty of peace was In its most critical
stage Some sensational opponents of
ratification of the treaty adhere to their
position but the general opinion in
Washington tonight is that the news
from Manila insures ratification of the
treaty tomorrow afternoon
The news of the beginning of another
war came from Admiral Dewey No
word has been received from General
Otis up to nightfall It seems to be
Deweys fortune always to be able to
report favorable news and like all of
his messages that have gone before
this cablegram told of the success of
the American forces In action
It was with great regret however
that the administration learned that
the Insurgents had forced the issue It
had hoped all along that they could be
I brought to see the advantages of plac
ing their trust in the American people
and relying upon the president to deal
justly with them The > administration
argued that with the Philippine com
mission fearly on the sea en route for
Manila bringing with them messages
from the president and with the peace
treaty still unacted on It was not to be
I expected that they would refuse to wait
to learn the purposes of the American
government but would precipitate the
long Impending conflict
While this was true the officials here
and the officers in Manila had not been
blind to the threat contained in the
situation there and every preparation
has been made for just what occurred
last night It is now acknowledged that
fear of an outbreak In Luzon was the
explanation for the much commented
Pi nt i rc
on failure of General Miller to force a
landing at Iloilo on the Island of Pa
nay Otis felt that he wanted all of the
troops at Manila where was located
the centre of the danger Part of Mil
lers force therefore was returned to
Manila and that general was left with
one regiment of regulars and a bat
talion of artillery just sufficient to take
advantage of any defection in his front
but not enough to force his way ashore
and hold his own
Rather as a formal authorization
for he did not need the instruction
Dewey was told to cooperate fully
with General Otis in anj measures the
latter might take It Is believed that
it was unknown to the Insurgents but
some of the American warships were
moved quietly Into ositions where
they perfectly commanded the insurgent i
ent trenches and defences and could
sheV them with effect in case of an
outbreak This movement was ef
fected more than ten days ago and the
administration has not felt serious
I apprehension of General Otis ability
to at least hold his own The American
can position might have been greatly
I strengthened It is said by a judicious
extension of the line in certain direc
tions and also by taking summary
measures to prevent the operations of
the insurgents in taking up positions
and organizing forces President Mc
I 1 Kinley took the view that perhaps
under a strict construction of the
I terms of the protocol which still holds
good in the absence of the ratification
of the treaty he lacked authority to
extend the field of occupation of the
Americans The fact that the Insurg
ents themselves have been the first U >
break the truce practically C > leases
the United States from further obli
gation in this respect so that General
Otis was unquestionably warranted In
the opinion of the administration of
ficials in extending his lines as Dewey
reports he has done
Tho situation is regarded here as
rather anomalous from a diplomatic
standpoint Legally the Filipinos are
still Spanish subjects Therefore if
operations continue outside of the
limits of Manila as laid down by the
protocol it will amount to a resump
tion of the war with Spain at least
Officials noted one little flaw in
Deweys dispatch in which he spoke
of the American army and navy as
generally successful conveying Just
the least Intimation that at some
points the results were not as satis
factory as ar others It is Inferred
here that this might mean the develop
ment of weakness at some of the more
exposed points on the American lines
which might be easily explained by
the fact that the attack was made at
night perhaps in places where the in
surgents could creep closer up to the
shelter of the tropical jungle that
grows nearly up Into the town of
Manila Every confidence however is
felt that General Otis ia master of the
situation This confidence is based not
only on this mornings cablegram but
from repeated assurances to that effect
conveyed by General Otis to Washing
ton from time to time during the past
few months The forces under his
command as shown by the records of
the adjutant generals office Dec 10
the date of the last report were 1649
troops and of these there were present
for duty 19516 men
This command Is composed of the
following organizations Company A
United States engineer battalion
troops C E G I K and L Fourth
United States cavalry troop of Ne
vada cavalry batteries G H K and
L of the Third and D and C of the
Sixth United States artillery battries
A and D of the California artillery
and A and B of the Utah artillery
and the First Wyoming battery the
Third and Fourth United States in
fantry the Fourteenth and head
quarters and companies B D F H I
K L and M of the Seventeenth
United States infantry the Eighteenth
Twentieth and Twentythird United
States Infantry the First California
the First Colorado the First Idaho the
Fiftyfirst Iowa the Twentieth
Kansas the Thirteenth Minnesota the
First Montana the First Nebraska the
First North Dakota the Second Oregon
the Tenth Pennsylvania the First
South Dakota the First Tennessee the
First Washington and the First
Wyoming regiments of volunteer In
A portion of this force the Eighteenth
infantry and a battery of artillery are
at Iloilo here General Miller was sent
a month or more ago
Approximately 6000 men are on their
way to join General Otis in separate ex
peditions though nono is expected to
reach Manila for three weeks or a
month There are the Fourth and four
companies of the Seventeenth infantry
172S men under General Lawton wnlch
sailed from Gibraltar last Friday the
I Twentieth infantry comprising thirty
seven officers and 1268 men under Gen
I i
ral Wheaton which left San Francisco
Jan 27 tho Twentysecond infantry in
command of Colonel Egbert which left
San Francisco early in the present
month and 2000 men and officers of the
Third and Seventeenth United States
regiments of infantry which left Nerv
York Friday on the Sherman
There Is a big transport the Sheridan
now making ready In New York to car
ry the Twelfth infaciry and a battalion
of the Seventeenth infantry 1800 men
in all and she will start not later than
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