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VOLUME LXXXIV.^NO. 33.
TREMENDOUS LOSSES IN THE TWO DAYS' FIGHTING AT THE FRONT RENEWAL OF THE fITTACK ON SANTIAGO Sr;aftcr's porces Before In ner Defenses of tr;e Doori)ed City. I^ougf) Riders F'Sht LiKe Demons, While Green Troops fire Un daupted by Fiery Baptism. Speeinl C«i>l«v to The Call rtml th* !S>tt Topic Herald. Copj rlgrhted, 1808, by JnoicH Gordon Henuott. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY, VIA PLAYA DEL ESTE, Cuba, Saturday, noon, July 2.-^Undaunted by the terrible and bloody reception they met yesterday, Gen eral Shaiter's men early this morning re sumed their fierce assault upon the Span iards in Santiago. They pressed forward to attack with: ail energy that augurs cer tain victory. Cheered by the advantages gained yesterday and with their enthusi asm not at all checked by the destructive work done by the Spanish shells in their ranks our men moved on with grim de termination, confident of taking Santiago before nightfall; ":} .;' ;L^ss-;thari .a'-. mile. lay- between . them ■ and; '.■■tire" '-city's, inner de fense's;; v;.;.Tq?- : the. " northeast • the ;tr-oaj^-'w£'r'e)pr£s>m'g in between Cane;- ' rm.d Santiago,- arid' Tigv/tltQ .south filler -divisions of : ; ShafterV army : 4vere> advancing •steadily • upon. -.t.he : city.' .Between ' two.: -lilies t lie main Ihm'lv of ' tii-e : army was advancing steadily and : ' defiantly . against the middle east-. em section of the city lines. •, : ' -'' ..■• ■ Qff-. :. Santiago,, the .■ iron-clad . •fleet- was' thundering against -the .harbor batteries; Every ship' in Admiral Sampson's fleet was cii : /gaged in this work. : Mountains of yi hite smoke, rising high above ..the; vessels in " the ; fleet, showed, .iiow hotly the American gunners ■ were at work. . .' .-. . ;■ .•..'• • ' •/ '-'By land ami sea. the American forces followed up yesterday's as sault in whirlwind fashion.;.. One half of the forty-eight hours de sired by General Shafter in which ; to capture the city has expired, and the navy has joined with the ; army in the struggle -to- make tlie \ Spanish defeat " complete within the time named by the ' American commander. ." • '••/ ';' • ••.:■ ' ■ V-. -No details of .the work "accom plished by our forces, in this ; ■morning's attack, could be ob-'. tamed up: to the hour at which I am 'writ ing this, dispatch,; but. there could be .no mistaking;.the fury of the American 'assault,- and throughout the. American ranks i when daylight- came there .\v v as ; confidence '.that^-Sari.ii.ago would = fall, in short order, and --th'at';Geii7 i era! Linares and' his army, \yill be ' captured. '; :■. '•• : \ ":■ •-.: : Lieutenant Wood of the. Sixth Cavalry, Captain 'Hunter of .the Ninth Cavalry, Lieutenant Col oner Patterson of. the Third. Cay • airy- and Lieutenant Bond of : the' Twenty-second Infantry each dis played great skill as-, leaders i in opening the attack yesterday.. .:■ -. :v ' Our. division officers and their subordinates by their daring con The San Francisco Call duct infused in the troops steadi ness and intrepidity which result ed in the capture and retention of the entire line of Spanish outer defenses. :„ ■ ' . The advance was made in two divisions, the left storming the works at San Juan. Our forces in this assault were composed of the Rough Riders, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, and the First, Third, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth, dismounted cavalry. Catching enthusiasm and bold ness of the Rough Riders, these men rushed against San Juan's defenses with a fury which is ir resistible. .. Their fierce assault was met by the Spaniards with a stubborn ness born of desperation. Hour after hour the troops on both sides fought like madmen. In the early morning the Rough Riders ' met with a similar though less costly experience to the one they . had at La Quasina just a week ago. They found themselves a \ target for a terrific Spanish fire, to resist which for a time was the work of madmen. But the Rough Riders did not flinch. Fighting like demons, they held their ; ground, tenaciously,. now pressing forward a few feet, then falling "back under the enemy's- fire, to the position they held a few mo • ments before. . • • ' ••■ • :^."^ ' . The Spaniards were no match ! for the Roosevelt fighters, how '■ ever, and- as' had been the case at | ■La ; . Quasina/ .the Western cow j boys and Eastern, dandies ham- I mered the enemy from their path. • Straight.ahead. they Advanced unr til .by noon: they were well along • toward San Juan, the capture of : which' was; their" immediate ob • ject .••':'.■ •• :'. ;:. . : ■ ' •I ■ . The. rej., was i terrible . fighting | about the heights during. the next •few hours. While the Rough Riders were playing such havoc in the enemy's: lines, the First, I Third, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth SAN FBANCISCO, SUNDAY, JULY 3, 1898— THIRTY-TWO PAGrES. ONE THOUSAND SPANIARDS SLAIN And Many Hundred Taken Prisoners by Shafter's Victorious Army. Special Cable to The Call and the 3Vevr York Herald. Copyrighted, ISOB, by Jnmen Gordon Dennett. PLAYA DEL ESTE, July 2- Generals Lawton and Chaffee saved the day. The artillery was cannon ading Santiago at noon and the chances are good for celebrating the Fourth of July in the city. A thou sand Spaniards were killed and 500 were taken prisoners. Cavalry gallantly pressed forward to the right and left. Before the afternoon was far gone) these or ganizations made one grand rush all along the line, carrying the Spaniards off their feet, captur ing San Juan's fortifications and sending the enemy in mad haste off toward Santiago. It was but 3 o'clock when these troops were able to send word to General Shafter they had taken possession of the important posi tion he had given them that clay to capture. In this- attack the cavalrymen were supported by the Sixth and Sixteenth Infantry, who made a brilliant charge at a THE ATTACK ON SAN JUAN HEIGHTS. crucial moment. The advance was up the last steep slope through the heavy underbrush. Our men were sub jected to a terrific fire from the enemy's trenches and the Rough Riders and the Sixth Cavalry suf fered severely. There was no ar tillery to support the attack. The dynamite gun with the detach ment of Rough Riders, under, the charge of Sergeant Hallett Alsop Borrowe, which had been hauled up from the coast with such tre mendous effort, was jammed dur ing the opening hours of the en gagement and rendered useless for the time. PRISONERS TAKEN IN FRIDAY'S FIGHT General Shafter Expected to Capture Santiago Before Sundown on Saturday. SIBONEY, July l.vla Juragua, by the Associated Press pispatch Boat Cynthia, via Port Antonio and Kingston, July 2. — At 6:30 Friday evening General Shafter- said to the Associated. Press correspondent at his headquarters: . ... ••..." '• ■ "We have Caney in our possession and the whole crest of the plateau at Caney. We have taken some 2000 prisoners on this side of Santiago. General Lawton is moving to the. left to join the ■nith General Wheel er. The Spaniards have been driven back into the city and to-morrow we will take and enter it." This statement was fully confirmed by what the correspondent had seen' half -an hour before from Cap tain Grimes' artillery position, which was still the best point of vantage from which to survey the field. At sundown, as the correspondent stood on the summit, behind the cannon that had done such gallant execution during the day, our infantry in possession of the blockhouse opposite our original center were yet persistently and cheerfully popping away at the Span' ards who were skulking behind the lesser intrench ments and the refugees between them and the city. .*. . ' •' It a — eared when darkness came that not ''naniard would- be found outside the city proper in that par ticular vicinity. Most noticeable was the lack of air- responsive fire from, the Spaniards, a further evidence, added to that of the afternoon, that their ammunition was greatly reduced. At this time, all the firing has ceased on the rittht of our position and General Lawton's artillery ia al ready moving past Caney. ..." On the right General Lawton's division, supported by Colonel Van Home's brigade, drove the enemy from in front of Caney, forcing them back into the vil lage. There the Spaniards for a time were able to hold their own, but early in the afternoon the American troops stormed the vil lage defenses, driving the enemy out and taking possession of the place. Gaining a direct road into Santiago, they established their line's within three-quarters of a mile of the city at sunset. While the battle was raging about Caney, Cuban scouts brought a report that General Copyrighted, 1888, by the Associated Press. Pando was hastening to the re lief of General Linares with 4000 trained Spanish troops. ■ These re-enforcements, the scouts he ported, were within ten miles of the city. But General Pando will be unable to render aid to the be leaguered city unless he should succeed in effecting a junction with the force that garrisoned the fortifications in Caney until driven out by our troops. These Spanish troops cannot fall back into Santiago, owing to General Shafter's foresight. The American commander in his as signment of troops ordered Gen eral Kent and General Wheeler PRICE FIVE CENTS. to advance from the southeast of I Caney and to take a stand be tween Csney and Santiago. This i movement was carried out sue- I cessfully. ' The Thirty-third Michigan Volunteers, who debarked from the Harvard at Altares yesterday morning and hastened at once to ward Santiago, were not long in Cuba before receiving their bap tism of fire. Barely had they be gun the ascent up the mountain path past Aguadores when they were fired upon from a masked battery. One of the shells did frightful execution in the ranks Continued on Second Page.