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ji/la^pd JUD6 1# 1S970 " 1 —. —. _ - _= ..... MENA' ARK.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST Il#8. “ ~ ~~ VOL XV NO^T The Spaniards Attack the American Forces Under Gen. Green Dur » ing a Raging Typhoon. *1 ■ ___ HIE ENEMY IS FORCED TO RETIRE. — (j*n. Green Commends the Courage Shown by Our Troops—Cablegram from Gen. Merritt—Two Accounts of the Battle— Tbe Monterey and Three Transports Arrive at Cavite. — flew York, Aug. 9.—A copyrighted cablegram from Manila bay August 4, via Hong Kong August 9, to the Evening World gives the following particulars of the fighting near Malate on the night of July 31: Gen. Green’s force, numbering 4,000 men, had been ad vancing and entrenching. The arrival of the third expedition tilled the Span iards with rage and they determined to give battle before Camp Dewey could be reinforced. The trenches ex tended from the beach 300 yards to the left flank of the insurgents. Sunday was the insurgent feast day and their left flank withdrew, leaving the Amer ican right flank exposed. Companies A and E, of the Tenth Pennsylvania and Utah battery were ordered to re inforce the right flank. In the midst of a raging typhoon with a tremendous downpour of rain, the enemy’s force, estimated at 3,000 men, attempted to surprise the camp. Our pickets were driven in and the trenches assaulted. The brave Penn sylvania men never flinched, but stood their ground under a withering fire. The alarm spread and the First Cali fornia regiment, with two companies of the Third artillery, who fight with rifles, were sent up to reinforce the Pennsylvanians. The enemy were on tuy ui me iruucucs wucu itiese re f inforcements arrived and never was the discipline of the regulars better demon strated than by the work of the Third artillery under Capt. O’Hara. Noth ing could be seen but dashes of Mauser rifles. Men ran right up to the at tacking Spaniards and mowed them down with regular volleys. The Utah battery, under Capt. Young, covered itself with glory. The men pulled their guns through mud axle deep. Two guns were sent around in flank and poured in a destructive enfilading fire. The enemy was repulsed and re- 1 treated in disorder. Our infantry had exhausted its ammunition and did not follow the enemy. Not an inch of ground was lost, but the scenes in the trenches was one never to be forgotten. During flashes of lightning the dead ■uu wounded could be seen lying in blood-red water, but neither the ele ments of heaven nor the destructive power of man could wring a cry of protest from the wounded. They en- i couraged their comrades to fight and handed over their cartridge belts. During the night the Spanish scouts j were seen carrying off the dead and < wounded of the enemy. The Ameri- < can dead were buried next day in the j convent of Maracaban. On the night J •f August 1 the fighting was renewed, , but the enemy had been taught a les- i •on and made the attack at long range 1 with heavy artillery. The Utah bat- J tory replied and the artillery duel | ] lasted an hour. Gen. Green has since t issued an address to the troops, com- ( mending the courage shown by them. [ Cablegram from Merritt. t Washington, Aug. 9.—The war de- t partment to-day received the follow- c 'og cablegram from Ilong Kong: 1 Adjutant General. Washington: MacArthur’s ' troops arrived 31st. No epidemic sickness. fi aeaths. Lieut. Kerr, engineers, died of . spinal meningitis. Landing at camp delayed on account of high surf. To gain approach to ! city Green's outposts were advanced to con- * nnue line on the Cainino real to beach on Sun day night. Spanish attacked sharply. Artil- ' lery outposts behaved well; held position. Necessary to call out brigade. Spanish loss rumored heavy. Our loss, killed: Tenth Penn sylvania, John Brady. Walter Brown; infantry, William F. Brinton, Jacob Hull, Jesse Noss, VV illium Still wagon: First California, Maurice i ’ Just; Third artillery, Eli Dawson: First, Colo- e rado, Fred Springstead. e Seriously wounded: Tenth Pennsylvania, * “ergt Alva Walter, Privates Lee Snyder, ictor Holmes, C. S. Carter, Arthur Johnson; 11 first California, Capt R Richter, Private C. e J. Edwards: Third artillery. Privates Charles 0 Winiield, J. A. McElroth. Thirty-eight slight- 1. *y wounded.-Merritt. Another Account of the Battle, bau Francisco, Aug. 9.—A special to c hie ( all from Cavite August 6, via Hong 1 *^°ug August 9, says: The American a forces engaged the enemy before Ma- 1 ate on last Sunday night and com- 0 Polled them to retreat with heavy losses. Our troops lost 13 killed and *7 wounded. It has been impossible fi> ascertain the exact losses of the c ^panish. The fighting lasted four * ours. The American troops engaged 1 were part of the Tenth Pennsylvania, 1 lr8t California and the Third regular 1 artiilery. The Spanish led in the at- v ick attempting to dislodge our troops y a flanking movement from the a strong position they have been hold- 1 lng near the enemy’s lines. The posi- t fion is still held by our troops. i "pitutardH Attack the Americans. I London, Aug. A dispatch from -j Hong Kong says: The German steamer Petrarch left Manila August 6 and has arrived hi™ She repots that the Spanish soldiers at Manila attacked the American camp on the night of July 31. The SpI2 ish forces were over 3,000 strong. They charged the American line hrVt h ?e8‘ The American fire broke the Spanish center and thev re treated. Later they made a second assault, but shortly retreated to the bushes, keeping up an incessant fire. Lleven Americans were killed and 37 wounded. During the fighting the rebels remained neutral. The Spanish loss was 300 killed and 300 wounded. Thn Monterey and Transport* Arrived San Francisco, Aug. 9._A special to the Call from Cavite dated August 6 Bays: The three transports which sailed from San Francisco with Gen. Merritt, but which were delayed at Honolulu, arrived lo-tlay. The monitor Monterey also arrived. A REVOLUTION WILL FOLLOW. won Carlo*’ American Representative Says tlu* Spanish Pretender Mill Load a <*reat Army imp Madrid. , Neiv 1 ork, Aug. 9.—In an interview icre, Senor Diaz de Cortina, Don Car los’ American representative, said: Economically, Spain is in a state of ruin to <lHv;V.' the ubsolute power of government winch has been in force for the last 50 years is the only cause of blame. No nation in the world could stand what Spain has stood for all these years and still have her people remain loyal. AH over thc-country factories are closing up and workmen being sent home to starve. It Is ter i ible. 1 he country is ripe for revolution. A republic is impossible; republicans there 11 re divided into hundreds of factions and are DON CARLOS, SPANISH PRETENDER. (Who May Soon Start a Revolution.) iltogether theorists. Spain had a republic for H years, and during that time had four presi lents—nearly live, in fact. The last one was lominated, but never elected, as the Spanish icople grew tired of the republic business, l'hey realized that it was not the government spain required. Don Carlos is ten times stronger than ever lefore. The hopes placed in him are general irnong ull classes throughout the country at he present day, while some time ago, during ,hc last Carlist uprising, the feeling was «y>n Ined only to the north and east, where for four rears Don Carlos reigned absolutely. I could lame at least a dozen generals who sympathize yith the Carlist hopes who. at a moment's u« ice, would raise an army of 100,000 volunteers letween them. However, Don Carlos will do nothing while Ipain is in trouble with this country. This he las asserted and he Is a prince who keeps his yord. He will declare himself when Sagasta, ir whoever may be then in power, makes peace md the soldiers are beginning to return to ipain defeated. The revolution which wlllre ult in putting Don Carlos on the throne will tot be of long duration. The Carlist army will dvance directly from the northern frontier to ladrld. One of the reasons of failure during he last uprising was the lack of money. Of his there is plenty now. I have said that )on Carlos will establish a constitu lonal monarchy, very much like that f Prussia for instance, and will, there ore, introduoe free class franchise, ntellectual, moral and material. Under the rst are the universities, scientists, etc.; eliglon with the second; material riches, in ustries and arts with the third. All munlcl al authorities would be elected by the people, rhn recognize however, the fact that a tronger hand Is needed to lead the nation. The church will not be allowed to dominate i politics as has hitherto been the case. Con rary to general opinion, I may say that the ope does not want to see Don Carlos king, ton Carlos believes In liberty In spiritual as ell as In material affairs and believes also (he as told me so) that the church and the state hould be kept apart in government. Santiago Merchants Cannot Hob. Santiago, Aug. 8.—Gen. Leonard food, military governor of Santiago, ailed a meeting of the provision deal rs of this city, with the object of cumulating a tariff for the sale of the ecessities of life, for which the deal rs have lately been charging ex rbitant rates. All the dealers were i?hly indignant at the interference f the military authority in commer ial matters, but Gen. Wood gave tiem until to-day to agree upon moder te prices, under penalty of a revoca ion of their licenses and the closing f their »h'^__ Jones Say's iVe Need No New Issue. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 9.—Senator atnes K. Jones, chairman of the dem cratic national committee, has come ere for a three-weeks’ rest In an in erview to-day he said: “We shall not eed any new party issues in this couu i-y until the old ones are settled. Sil er will be the issue in 1900." Washington, Aug. 9.—Gen. Shafter’s anitary report for August 7 is as fol yws: Total number of sick, 8.445; to ad number of fever eases. 2,498; total umber of new ca-.es, 412; total num ,er of fever cases returned to duty, 08; deaths. 11. REPLY IS HERE. Spain’s Answer to the Peace Propo sitions Reaches Washington. Rumor I urrnnt That Madrid’* Krupomc Wa» an Unqualified Acceptance, All Vital Folnta, However, Believed to Be Conceded. Washington, Aug. 9.—The reply of the Spanish government to the peace conditions laid down by the United States was received by the French am bassador, M. Cambon, shortly before three o’clock yesterday afternoon. The reply came in sections, the dis patch iirst received giving only open- j ing passages of the Spanish reply. A few minutes after, another dispatch brought a second section, and these kept coming uninterruptedly by a pro cession of messengers, until seven sec- , tions of the Spanish reply had been received at 3:50, when the last part was still to arrive. The concluding portion of the reply was received during the evening, but it was not until a late hour that it was deciphered as a whole and gone over by the ambassador. There is complete reticence in all quarters as to the text of the reply, but there is reason to believe it is not an unqualified aeceptaneeof the Amer ican terms, but is framed on the theory of accepting the essentials and trust ing to a hoped-for conciliatory spirit ou the part of this government to mod erate to some extent features which the Spanish government seems to regard as unessential. It is felt that the evident length of the reply means that Spain has not given a simple and direct affirmative to the American conditions. It is evident that, if the reply is an acceptance, it is accompanied by extended discussion and probably by conditions. This caused considerable apprehension in official circles here, for, while it was felt last week that Spain would surely yield in every particular, it began to be felt that possibly there might be another period of discussion and possi bly au indirect attempt to open up a diplomatic exchange on the nature of the terms. The prevailing view, however, is that the reply is on its fa#e au accept ance, although not such a one as pre ; eludes all possibility of further discus sion. All the vital points are believed to be conceded—the abandonment of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Ladrones and the establishment of a commission to pass upon questions relating to the Philippines. In the carrying out of this programme it is believed that Spain has sought to secure au under standing on many incidental points in volved, some of them of considerable importance. For instance, some doubt is raised as to whether Spain’s accep tance will be operative until referred to and ratified by the Spanish cortes, and it is understood that the reply might call attention to this condition. The same condition, it is pointed out, exists as to the United States, for a peace treaty requires the ratification of the senate to become operative. In case Spain’s answer discusses these in- , cidental points there promises to be wide latitude for controversy and de ' lays unless the president and cabinet decline to enter the field of discussion, j Wad* Will Go to Forto Klco. Washington, Aug. 8.—Gen. Wade’s reinforcements for Gen. Miles are going on board the ships regardless of the progress of peace negotiations. The agreement to negotiate a treaty of peace does not necessarily carry with it a cessation of hostilities. In the case of the Mexican war it was a month after the peace negotiations be gan before hostilities were declared to be closed, and if it is desirable these reinforcements may be intercepted and returned to the United States after they sail. The present plans of Secretary Alger all contemplate that they shall leave the United States, especially as it is felt that, with the practical held experience they will ac quire in Porto liico under favorable climatic conditions, they will make [ good material to use both there and in Cuba in carrying out the govern raent’s reconstruction policies. I,b« Will Knter lltiVHii* with itn Army. Washington, Aug. 6. — Preparations are being made to dispatch Maj. Gen. j Fitzhugh Lee and the Seventh army corps to Cuba immediately after the conclusion of peace between the United States and Spain. The plans provide for the embarkation of the troops within a week if Spain submits to our terms of peace. The regiments of his command have been mobilized at Jack sonville, a convenient point for em barkation. Gen. Lee will go into Havana at the head of the garrison force to administer the military gov ernment pending the installation. The troops will be distributed among the large towns of northern Cuba, notably Havana, Matanzas and on the southern coast of Cienfuegos. The Katteru Hquadruu Heady to More. Washington, Aug. 8.—Rear Admiral Sampson will command the eastern squadron if it be sent abroad by the president. It was learned yesterday on high authority that he has received orders to take command and Commo dore Watson has been designated as second to the rear admiral in the fleet. The squadron is now in prime condi tion to proceed on its mission. A Madrid N«v*(pi»ii»r Opinion. Madrid, Aug. 9.—The Liberal says: “The government accepts the United States’ conditions ad referendum, be lieving that it is not authorized to cede territory without the vote of the cortes. If McKinley objects the cortes will be convoked this month. A fresh note from President McKinley, replying to Spain’s reply, is expected during the course of this week.” Continuing, the Liberal ex presses the opinion that “certain pas sages of Spain’s reply may lead to an exchange of cable messages of a crit ical nature, possibly creating fresh difficulties.” BADLY REPULSED. A Battle at Manila and Americans Win a Glorious Victory. Three Thousand Spaniards Attack Oui Army and After Three Hours' Fighting Ketire with Heavy Loss —Ameri can Loss Small. London, Aug. 9.—A dispatch from Ilong Kong says: The German steamer Petrarch left Manila Auguste and has arrived here. She reports that the Spanish soldiers at Manila attacked the American camp uu the night of July 31. The Span ish forces were over 3,000 strong. They charged the American line several times. The American fire broke the Spanish center and they re treated. Later they made a second assault, but shortly retreated to the bushes, keeping up an incessant fire. Eleven Americans were killed and 37 wounded. During the fighting the rebels remained neutral. The Spanish loss was 200 killed and 300 wounded. Another Account of the Hattie. San Francisco, Aug. 9.—A special dated Manila July 31, via Hong Kong August 8, says: A heavy engagement took place to night between the American and Span ish forces at Malate. The Spanish made an attack attempting to turn our right. After an hour’s fighting they were repulsed. The troops en gaged were First battalion Cali fornia volunteers; Tenth Pennsyl vania, First battalion; Third artillery, regulars, and battery A, Utah. Oui loss was nine killed and 44 wounded. The Spanish loss was upward of 20C killed and 800 wounded. Our volun teers made a glorious defense against upwards of 3,000 of au attacking force. The battle raged for three hours. FOR GEN. SHAFTER’S MEN. Work of Getting the Cimg at Moutauk Ready Helng Ruehed—Will Have Many Modern Convenience*. New York, Aug. 8.—The work of getting the camp at Montauk point ready for Qen. Shafter’s army is being rushed. It is expected that much of the camp will be completed when the first cavaly arrives from Santiago on Wednesday or Thursday next. An army of carpenters are now at work on the storage buildings and the work will be carried on day and night as long as necessary. The camp will have an exclusive electric light plant Q nrl thnno Ufill Hn n I o.\ taln/VHOnkln n telephone connections. A corps of postal clerks will arrive in a day or two to open a post office for the accom modation of the army. Train loads of tents, stores, medicines and provisions are on their way to Montauk. Had Fire at tttsuiarclc. Bismarck, N. I)., Aug. 9.—Fire de stroyed the best portion of the city of Bismarck last evening, licking up hun dreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property. The flames originated in the Northern Pacific adepot. Every drug store in the city is burned, and all the groceries but two or three, also two newspaper offices and the great bulk of the business portion of the city, with several blocks of resi dences. Many people are homeless. The line of the fire extended from the Northern Pacific tracks to Thayer street on the north and Fourth to Third streets on the east and west. Insurance may cover half the loss. Ilaiina Enters » Protest. Salt Lake City, Aug. 9.—A move ment having been recently inaugu rated to incorporate the democratic financial plank in the platform of the republican party of Utah, Senator Hanna, chairman of the national re publican committee, has addressed a letter to United States Marshal Miller, of this city, strongly protesting against any such action by the repub licans of Utah or aqy other state. Five persons died from heat prostra tion in New York on the 8th. CoL James 0. Broad head, of 8V Louis, ex-minister to Switzerland un der President Cleveland, is dead. 4 \ r=-~.' = The American Army Marching Up on the Capital City of Porto Rico from Four Directions. FIGHT BETWEEN NATIVES AND SPANISH. Army Offiotn Hellevu Them Will Not Be Muoli Fighting—Five of the Depart ment* Into Which Porto lllco I* Divided Now Occupied by American* and the Knd of the Cnm-palKn I* hear. New York, Aug. 9. — A dispatch to the Herald from Ponce via St. Thomas j says: Gen. Miles’ invasion of Porto Rico is progressing in a highly satis factory manner. Nothing has taken place to interfere with the plans finally decided upon by Gen. Miles and the American troops are gaining advanced ground every day. This plan of hav ing the army march upon San Juan from four directions is regarded here as one of Uen. Miles’ shrewdest move ments. lie has the Spaniards in com plete doubt and has assigned a large enough force under each general to insure successful resistance against Spanish attacks. At the same time by this plan Gen. Miles speedily will have several thousand Spanish troops shut up in the vicinity »f Aibonito unless the enemy suddenly changes plans and hastens to San Juan over the military road. There will be a formidable Ameri can force ready to advance upon the Porto Rican capital when the troops under Gen. Henry form a junction with those under Gen. Schwan at Arecibo. It is probable that much of the artillery to bo used in the siege of San Juan will be sent to Arecibo by A — —_„ _ __i _ J . r i i a . uiiopvi u »uu tanru mnu uicic tv San Juan by rail. This will be a work easy of accomplishment and Gen. Henry and Gen. Schwan un doubtedly will be able to form a junction with other troops as soon as they can march to the capital. No opposition is expected by the American troops in the execu tion of this plan. All of our men are light-hearted and there is plenty of good food for all. The forage for the horses is superb. Gen. Miles is giving his personal attention to the manage ment of the details of the campaign. He intends to press forward to San Juan regardless of the peace negotia tions unless orders come from Wash ington for hostilities to cease. Bklrmlah Bctweeu Native* nut! Spanish. Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 9.—Gen. Henry, with the Sixth Illinois and the Sixth Massachusetts will move byway of Adjuntas on Arecibo. which is about 20 miles north of Adjuntas, as the crow flies. A short stretch of the road tjiat troops will have to follow is in » i very bad condition. Practically all our troopa will then be in motion in four columns, towards the capital of this island, San Juande Porto Rico. Gen. Schwan is at Yauco, Gen. Wilson is near Coamo and Gen. Brooke is at Guayama. The Porto Ricans enlisted by Gsn. Stone have been engaged with a small Spanish outpost between Adjuntas and Utuado on the road to Arecibo. A skirmish took place Sunday night ^ad during the exchange of shots one Spanish officer was killed. Maj. Gen. Miles, with several troops of cavalry, expects to follow Gen. Henry in a day or two. If peace is promptly declared Gen. Miles will be at a a a _ a Cl T_ • v I i>uc ui ok bw ou bti tjnu uunu, u y | the railroad from Arecibo to the Porto Rican capital. In view of the news received here about the progress of the peace negotiations all the army officers appear to believe that there will be no more fighting. The fleet is in the harbor of Ponce, and Capt. Rodgers, of the Puritan, who is in command, expects orders at any time to proceed to San Juan de Porto Rico. Five Department* Occupied bjr American*. Ponce, Porto Rico, via St. Thomas. D. W. L, Aug. 9.—The advance of Gen. MileS’ army continues. Five of the departments into which the island is divided are now occupied by the American army of invaders. These departments are Arecibo, with 124,835 j inhabitants; Mayaguez, with 116,932; Ponce, with 170,140; Guayama, with 98,814, and Ilumacao, with 82,251. The movement upon San Juan, the capital, has begun and the beginning of the end of this wonderful campaign is at hand. The American troops are head ed for Arecibo, which is on the north coast, to the east of San Juan. It is believed that within ten days the en tire island will be in possession of the United States forces. There may be one or two battles, but they will be of little importance._ The navy department has published a telegram from Commodore Schley denying the report that he had said it would have been possible to force the Santiago harbor before the mines were removed. Schley says he and Samp son held the same views on this sub ject.