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Morning Star, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1898, Sandusky, Ohio THE For wtf cooler fresh TAR YESTERDAY VOL 119 OHIO V MORNING I FLEET SEN PRICE THREE CEi SAMPSON Spaniards Failed to Past Him and Blew Up Their Ships General Shafter Has Demanded the Im- mediate Surrender of Santiago and is Shelimg the City pack mule was carrying We turned her to right toward our battery ridge When we were half way house tho second which the ih Amnn Usi above the heaus or our meu Six uf our by this r were wounded The men iu the battery wavered for a in turned 1.1 h ir and the firing went ou We passed from to tin right I- Shafter's war balloon was ascending Six fell in this then our battery ceased firing as the smoke our were au i get her too plain target for the Spaniards re was no trace to made out 01 their position by reason of use of pow der The way di j has furnished the necessary quota of powder for the hwy guns but they remain in the rear because of the difficulty of their transportation in luun the coast and are off to the far right of the hue of formation j Capt artillery which had come through from without tl rest could be heard banging away at El We had started w th a N lev tt where we could the urtil ry operations so we oui ct i -e thither We found Capt away w ith four he si uld have had a ll had begun shelling El Camy at four in the morning It was now noon lie was still firing He was aiming to a stone fort stood on a hill above the aud commanded it apt O'Connell had laid a wager Il tl t the first shot of some one of the four gi is would hit the fort and he had won an tl wager Since that time dozens of shell h id struck the fort but it was in 11 It had been much weakened Through oar field Washington July Statement Was given j could be seen advancing it I As the cannon ou onr side would bang the shell wold swish the with its vicious whining we would watch explosion j then turn our attention to the little black As of infantry in and out the groups heie aid there aud dual p aring wholly from sight the he places over the deadly effect Capt company dashed up the hill with bayonets axed and charged ou the thp out it they und bi-f iv u re through the lulls with dead every one of Capt ft m n was woi n led but they held tin ir pit fur au until the rs ami artillery on the hill made u hot for I hem aud Capt his meu half way down I the hill With from his 4 A to tin World Hong K ng that the u he made a move to the and id at M mil i on liny had stopped at las men crawling ou their ia the Ladrom and i u the thur They brought until got m to tin ou on ma lain r i is i risou i hi ot the e Charleston and Transports With Troops Reach Dewey Admiral i- u the arrival of oilier transports to di out Playa Del Esta July Shafter Early this morning 1 sent a demand for the immediate surrender of Santiago threatened to bard city I believe the place will be surrendered This contradicts the report that General Shatter has fallen back The following dispatch was received at the war Playa Del Este July office confirms statement that all the Spanish fleet except one ship are destroyed and burning on the beach It was witnessed by Captain Smith who told operator No doubt of the correctness ALLEN Signal officer Playa Del Esta July destruction of vera's fleet is confirmed ALLEN Lieut Col The infantry firing was ceaseless Or men were peppering i 01 ly as a string of firecrackers pops aud th Spaniards were tiring whenever ps Fighting Continued Saturday With Losses on Both Sides men came in sight in the spaces times we heard this volley au 1 s iw many of onr brave felloes fall I to ward and still ou the turn while others hurried on to next protecting cl of bushes hours the Spaniards poured 111 ir fir from the stone fort th ir deep u and from the windows of the For hours onr meu answered back of is July days I lie most during fr m the In es and brush and gulleys For hours the nt our bides banged more t hau of our men v en shells screaming through the air fell up the fort aud town I kii -'d and American army Always our advanced drawing nearer and closing up on the is la till at last they formed under a group trees at the loot of the very hul on j w 11 h the stoue fort stood then with a rush hey swept up the slope and tho stone illil lof ir was oars Then you should have heard the it up from the knoll on which battery stood Gunners drivers aud Cubans swung hats aud gave a mighty cheer I mediately our batteries stopped firing IV should hurt onr men and ing down the valley the artillery hurried to up a position j u our own who were now firing ou El U mey from the blockhouse aud for every inch our batli nes look down on lie and are pouring au awful fir into Spanish fortifications our men The enemy WASHINGTON July earlier dispatch from Lieutenant Col- onel Allen signal officer at Playa Del lisle says that all the of fleet nude a dash out of the harbor of Santiago today and then apparently before they were placed hors de combat ran into the grounded and were blown up by the ish crews One ship started out to sea and Colonel Allen adds that our fleet is after her and will capture her in a few minutes tl streets leading into tho The artillery had not sent half a dozen shots Loin u filing ceased and the Spaniards broken from El C a.'y in the direction of Lane and myself hurried up to the stone of The Spanish suMiers are devils TI is in nuns and there was no protection There wa moment's hesitation and then the order Forward charge VI Roosevelt h d waving his sword Death to every man seemed certain Out of the brush came the Up up they went wilh colored troops of them unt a man tin the r hill They drove into their trt uelies and held this for three quarters of an hoar w lule the first and regiments to the right and in the face of another blinding fire charged np the second hill dislodging the Spaniards aud them out 01 their The ou lighting and drove them out oC their trenches I lie enemy their and behind it was at this point that he Spaniards showed themselves of on civilized fare They deliberately fired on our wounded as they Wire being taken from the field but did little harm At reports the steady advance of the Americans carried them within a half mile of Santiago ry around Sautiago was a and found that James the wai correspondent who with the j ba lies re all hut silenced The huge j TlU h had been seriously wounded Sp uhh flag which d so defiantly j lu mA np ilp him aud filing as ran and entrenchments There wa- 100 feet in the lead and men wci from the ranks Tin 10 riders acted like It was an sight and an awful one by the mildness of the Spaniards s j This was a fatal mistake for tlu m The July a sheet of paper was posted on the war de- bulletin board It was Executive Mansion aud the written message on it told the brief story of destruction and Santiago's anticipated fail It is certainly clear to those who took lime to compare the dis- patches how the stirring incidents of the day were brought about The convinced that Shafter would soon take the city determined to make a dash for their liberty With all his ships he passed the mouth of the harbor probably about dawn aud found that Sampson was not napping Convinced that he could not get past the American fleet without fear of destruction he turned the ships toward the beach firo of the Americans ran them ashore and blew them up Then Shafter encouraged at the tremendous setback the enemy had received in the loss of ships and at the prospect of a loug wait for re- brought np his siege guns and demanded the surrender of Santiago This he says in his dispatch was at 10 a m It is fully believed here that Shafter has kept his word and that Sautiago is being shelled unmercifully by the American batteries Sampson can now enter the harbor when the enemy will be obliged to surrender Sampson will if necessary proceed to co-operate wilh Shatter by his way to the waterside batteries aud through the mines Everybody at the war aud navy departments expects to hear great news be- fore this anniversary of American independence has passed into history When I left the fort to hunt for I found him and bandaged ing on his back on a blanket ou the ground His first words to me were that lie was afraid he could not much of a story as he was pretty well dazed but if I would write for him he would dictate the best lie could I sat down among th wounded and Creelman told nie his story of the fight I think it is a good one Here it It is possible at this time to tell the agp 0 tho mpu who aud of days fighting to the rough riders the hill must have The extraordinary thing in his fight of all the lights I have over i on aud a 11 Thursday the Americans had But they were mi- surrounded The plan of attack j They went ou firing as fast co a joint assault by the fleet L work Thp snoot is the enormous amount of fired There was a roar of musketry from 4 o'clock this morning until 4 this afternoon brigade began the fight by moving to the extreme right of down into the country to the left of El Caney Gen Chaffee's brigade consisted of the Seventh and Twelfth infantry was without artillery It occupied the right formation and was like two of an equilateral triangle Lud cnv was to the south and Chaffee to the east ta attack on El Caney aud San Juan WONDERFUL BRAVERY Ludlow began firing through the brus i aud through the tumult palm trees and tangle of brushes the brown and blue figures of our in i t a mile long stealing from tree to tree i.-om bush to bush firing as they win of the Truth cavalry was wonderful Their ranks closed as fast as they were thinned A kst I he top of the hill was reached nor h to make an attack upon 151 I Sp iu the trenches could ral cavalry under annihilated tho Americans bnl i being ill iu the tin y dazed them They wavered and hill Lawton's forces were sent hp of the valley which the town of 1 Sail Juan at the seaside to light in con- on the heights Gen facing El Caney moved his troops with tlu tno Michigan e irly iu the morning The battle opened bv artillery firing ou the i'm aud knocking several holes iu it The artillery kept a steady firo on the fort town aud finally demolished the fort times the Spaniards were drivi from it but each time they returned before he infantry could approach Vol against Agu idore he Seventy-first New York the i riders aud Col Twelfth occupied the left of the line the Seventh the right Volunteers were held iu reserve and the Seventeenth made np of many recruits occupied the center Spanish fired from the loopholes 1 a storehouse ou the east side of II fort From all the ridges rouud about the of shells was kept up At o'clock Friday morning General L ton ou rhe ridge Geu Gen Chaffee's men were wondering how they were being an was at the near the for a time they thought General Ludlow's men on the opposite side of the for with his troops iu trains while were filing over it Iu fact the fire came from the heavy breastwork spile of his illness northwest corner of where the Spanish force lay with the hats ou sticks to deceive the enemy and poured m a fearful fire Seventeen our men had to lie down flat even then they were killed Chaffee dashed about with his hat on the back of his head like a magnificent cowboy urging his meu on Smokeless powder made it impossible to locate the Yon wonder where the fire comes from When you stand up to see you gel a bullet We finally located their trenches aud could see au officer moving about urging ou the men The enemy was making a turning movement to the right aud to turn to left of the Spanish it was to get the blockhouse which held the right of our Hue Chaffee detailed Capt Clarke when the artillery had reduced the blockhouse Fire and Took Every Outpost 11 approach and occupy it Clarke aud Capt Haskell started up I had boon ou the ridge and knew the of affairs so I volunteered to show tho way We I got our wire cutlers out aud cut the wire in front on the trench I jumped over j Cam y The Spaniards did uot the strands and got iu the trench It was a horrible thing an the of the Americans until up to the alley to the hillside ranch El Captain with his battery of four pieces was there yards from blc left w ere about uty all told The Iry as sent to capture a house un the bank of the river while the Seventy-first regiment was ils fighting Four troops uf tlw aud squadron under Capt took up a ut the left the ad- auce The OIK ay discovered them firing first and then with Galling Our troops at once re- They adopted Indian tactics aud sought shelter as much as possible dodging from tree to tree but always advancing The Spanish were not 300 yards away aud onr boys picked off every one who showed himself Then the Spaniards became demoralized and their shoot was very wild Meanwhile the Ninth cavalry ad- steadily At 3 o clock in tho afternoon the First and Tenth came up as did also the riders Col lor to ik tho out aud flanked the enemy ou the left between our troops aud the river All the troops advanced into the jungle to tre shoulder Our meu dashed and slid down the muddy bank the stream they went np the hillside the Spaniards had hill the position was still j shot and shell into them They ons ou account of the sharpshooters no more stop the advance than While this was going on General they coull have stopped an avalanche was advancing rapidly on El j Yelling and cheering the Americans Caney The Spaniards prepared charged the blockhouses driving the for att ick though they ran away when before them They held their it began Captain Capron at the same position for a while but the enemy time silenced the fort again The opened fire on them with heavy artillery i n turned ran As they ran our picked them off The tion was and the blockhouse cap- tured In the brush half the rough riders were Though they Santiago General Lawton's division NEW YORK July H Hearst editor of the Journal scads the following of agony Meu lay dead while others with gleaming eyes aud hands ris fired the first gnu at i Americans with a yell dashed up to the another hill for and captured the position Capt planted the flag on a straggle There was one the hilltop and the sight caused un- Clark was founded enthusiasm Our loss was by General to take it J ful but we had carried the position was General Chaffee's brigade company Ho advanced under which commanded the city Each Lieutenant Colonel Ludlow an an ful fire on and over the trench had 30 men and 20 bodies were porting Colonel Miles brigade sup and the battle was won The mud iu some of them aud 25 in others Whi eler iu the center retreated iu disorder en- Some of our companies had only 20 or Captain battery was planted road leading out of town was filling men who were not wounded on a bluff a mile and a half El the fleeing enemy One hundred j The hill carried the work of aud twenty-five of them were captured strengthening the position began A Spanish blockhouse on a hill a mile I The stone house was still to be clutched to their throat were crawling away alive I shouted to thorn t dispatch to his I i ARMY JULY 2 VTA July trains are bringing soldiers from the battle a stick which he lifted as he moved toward me They held their up I ran the fort and found there a Spanish and four men alive Seven lay dead in oue room Three poor wretches j winch lias ut their together in supplication One had a white handkerchief tied ou aud Tei were o clock aud this opened the der battle The away was giving trouble The Sixteenth The Americans took 149 was sent ahead as i The regiment advanced on the j FOURTH OF JULY REGATTA iU of the army's base is a It was a perfect hog pen of butchery The others legan to pray and plead J tl T f unmet i t r ratal nothing more There is no saving where it will all cease The tents are I took the guns from all and threw them outside the fort I called to some of crowded with men and surgeons are busy with their mechanical our meu to take them in charge as prisoners There is an odor of antiseptics aud the clatter of ambulances is heard Just as I turned to speak to Captain Haskell w streets under the fierce filing of the artillery which it was scarcely i f rom the trenches store for us Chaffee's men moved on the breast works and took thoin aud U Caney has been raging ever since nth and the rough riders j left and the Seventy-first on the right mile Seven Boats Will Participate In the Races the bushes None of to support the Sixteenth Half a I was struck with a bullet Spaniards not do There is no question Their work was as nearly perfect as gunnery gets to be but there was were wounded and 150 were taken prisoners gunners and wounded on our side exceeded these no artillery to speak ot wore seriously hurt In half an of the hill was wooded but the hour the position became too hot for tin half mile was level The Their firing gradually were way across the space The battery was silenced ami j when without the whole side rained shot and shell upon them Tho Si vi dashed out the open space facing the fire of shrapnel that hurst iu their ranks tearing holes four men deep Before they were half I on horseback with who is a colonel in t lost heavily Lieut of the Twelfth was shot through the breast In the Cuban army and who has served for mouths as correspondent in Cuba We company I First Sergeant Miller was rode over eight miles in the direction of the country which intervenes between base sea coast aud the line which takes us toward Santiago We arrived at the front on the ridge of Los Pazo where our batteries were ashling the ad- vance line of the Sautiago defenses Los Pazo the position chosen for our firing there were no Spaniards iu bight aud ordered to make a Then began The Twelfth infantry real lighting The Spaniards were not in sidit but there were hundreds of ir The rough riders through the gulch across to the ill-chosen The Spaniards had formerly occupied it as a fort and they knew precisely the distance to it from their guns aud began their fight with the tage of a perfect knowledge of the range a white house back of the ridge their first shells scattered shrapnel m a very unpleasant way all over the tile roof of the white house whose doors we were approaching and later when we came to take luncheon we found that a ball had passed clean through one of our cans of pressed beef which our SAIL BOAT CAPSIZED Three Young Men From Cleveland Had a Narrow Escape From Drowning Three young men from Cleveland had a very narrow escape from drowning in the bay yesterday They were in a small sailboat off boat house when a gust of wind capsized the boat They were thrown into the water bnt managed to keep afloat until they were rescued by John Waterfield George Atwood and Otto Gutzeit who were iu another sailboat near by A thorough wetting was the only harm that ed to the Cleveland boys Eight million pounds are computed to change hands in England yearly through betting on races way across the field the Seventy-first had lost over 70 meu killed aud This Afternoon The Yacht Club will hold a Fourth of July regatta this afternoon on the bay About seven of the yachts have entered the regatta aud a very interesting race is expected Com- modore Lock wood's new yacht the Tatoo and Gco V yacht which has not yet been given A will participate Tho start will be mads from the foot of Columbus avenue and the race will oe run the triangular course twice slope tho black oues opened fire again ed broke into a ntu aud headed around The preparatory gun w tod at 2 and the start will wade straight it The Sixth regiment out after the Seventy-first in the Lieut Col Roosevelt mounted rode face of the same fire their ranks were at the head of his troops with the Tenth cavalry rigged alongside The Spanish fire got hotter and ourmou dropped at a time When they came to the open smooth cut to pieces but there was no ing Half way up the hill our men caught sight of the enemy aud for the first time returned their firs at range with at 1 prompt Successful Union Services The first union Sunday vices proved quite successful last ing Rev E E Baker D an able sermon ou the evils of the He is in the city iu the interest of the league
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