Sandusky Morning Star, July 4, 1898

Sandusky Morning Star

July 04, 1898

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Morning Star, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1898, Sandusky, Ohio THE WEATHBR For Ohio: SAowers wtf ttormir cooler; fresh aorlhweil wlots. TAR. CIRCtJlAflON YESTERDAY, VOL. 1--NO. 119. SAA'DUSKY, OHIO, AJOJNli. V MORNING, Jl'LV I, CERVERA'S FLEET SEN PRICE THREE CEi SAMPSON WATC 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 whuo house i.iici tho second which the Spaniard.- nrt-4 biuv ih" Amnn >u Usi above the heaus or our meu Six uf our lellu kilk-d by this r jeeu were wounded. "The men iu the battery wavered for a "i.nuto, ti: in r- turned 1.1 ;h. ir L'UJIS and the firing went ou. We passed from ilun to tin right ..euiu, v.iu-iv I- Shafter's war balloon was ascending. Six fell in this vi'-iiiitv, then our battery ceased firing as the smoke cloud-i our gun-: were au ahu- i get her too plain target for the Spaniards. T'.t re was no trace to made out 01 their position by reason of thi-ir use of pow der. The way di p-irfrent 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. Caprou's artillery, which had come through from BaiiUiri without' tl. rest, could be heard banging away at El Cauev. We had started w .th a N lev, tt iUtiug where we could obsme the urtil' ry operations, so we dmcfid oui ct i -e thither. We found Capt. Cuprou away w ith four giuis iu-re he si .uld have had a ll had begun shelling El Camy at four in the morning. It was now noon rti.d lie was still firing. He was aiming to ivdm-e a stone fort whi'-h stood on a hill above the towu 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 _ yi: lednced. It had been much weakened hj.vever. Through oar field gla-fM-i Washington, July Statement Was given j could be seen advancing towai.l it. I As the cannon ou onr side would bang -ml the shell wold swish tluough the with its buerulous, vicious, whining we would watch explosion, j then turn our attention to the little black As of infantry, dodgimj in and out be.v.eeu the groups heie aid there, aud dual p 'aring wholly from sight, the he op-11 places over the grass-covi-red slopi deadly effect. Capt. R-ifferty'a company dashed up the hill with bayonets axed and charged ou the thp out -iii'l -ilia-jtUig it. they Th.-y u.iurmvd (he- Uock-. hoii.-e, und bi-f .iv tiuy u (.re through the lulls I'norcd with dead Span- iards. Xearly every one of Capt. Raf- ft rty's m' n was woi n led. but they held. tin ir pit fur au hum-, until the Uiarp-. shuoti rs ami artillery on the hill made u hot for I hem aud Capt. fiity withdn-w his meu half way down I the hill With reinfoix eineuts from his 4 A -pteial to tin World h-im Hong K ,ng that the u ivt-iuieut he made a move to the U-ton and trail-port-arm id at M mil i on Thur-d.iy. 'liny had stopped at It-ft las men crawling ou their .ia eaptnr.d the Ladrom inland- and i u the Ainuic.ui thur They brought, until th-y got m pjsitiou to can- cenlr.ite thtir tin ou tin-Spaniards on .ma lain r iuin-h nldii i .is i risou. i ihe hi allh ot the e Charleston and Transports With Troops Reach Dewey. >.nor( i'..'nt. Admiral i- aw.atiuj- u; the arrival of oilier transports to di pitlu- I'roia out tonight: Playa Del Esta, July 3.--General Shafter graphs: "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 department: "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 awav coulinu- i 01. ly. as a string of firecrackers pops, aud th" Spaniards were tiring whenever ps Fighting Continued Saturday, With Great! Losses on Both Sides. OL.I- men came in sight in the opeu spaces. jfauy times we heard this volley lu-e au 1 s iw many of onr brave felloes fall I to. ward and still ou the turn, while others hurried on to Ihe next protecting cl of bushes. i-'or hours the Spaniards poured 111. ir fir from the stone fort, frffln th 'ir deep u' tr-ndies and from the windows of the towu. For hours onr meu answered back of ,is tViiA, July days I lie most Urriiie during fr .m the In es and brush and gulleys. For hours the caimou nt our bides banged w: more t hau M'o of our men v. en r.l shells screaming through the air fell up the fort aud town. I kii -'d and wounded.the American army "Always our iufautry advanced, drawing nearer and closing up on the vil- is tllockiu, 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 l! whtni ir i'urt was oars. "Then you should have heard the it weut up from the knoll on which Oil.- battery stood. "Gunners, drivers aud Cubans swung tlt.-ir hats aud gave a mighty cheer. I mediately our batteries stopped firing, IV 1'iar should hurt onr men, and das.1 ing down iuto the valley the artillery hurried acros? to la'ie up a position j u. n- our own iufautry who were now firing ou El U mey from the blockhouse aud ou- --'m hmcnfs.struggling for every inch our batli nes look down on lie citv and are pouring au awful fir into ihe Spanish fortifications vhioh our men. The enemy lieinthtir WASHINGTON, July earlier dispatch from Lieutenant Col- onel Allen, signal officer at Playa Del lisle, says that all the vesbels of Cewcra's fleet nude a dash out of the harbor of Santiago today and then, apparently before they were placed hors de combat, ran into the with-onerexception, grounded and were blown up by the" Span- 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 towu. The artillery had not sent half a dozen .shots Loin u .kctry filing ceased, and the Spaniards, broken iuto ftfd from El C. a.'y in the direction of Sauliago Lane and myself hurried up; to the stone of jnw.i-.l. The Spanish suMiers are .gluin-like devils TI.. Jlorro is in nuns and r.s there was no protection. There wa moment's hesitation, and then the order, "Forward, charge. Li-ant (VI. Roosevelt h d, waving his sword. Death to every man seemed certain. Out of the brush came the rid- Up, up they went, wilh colored troops I'longside of them, unt a man ccnlrate thtir tin the oth. r hill. They drove tl.e (ueuiy into their trt uelies and held this iWsitiou for three quarters of an hoar w lule the Seventy- first. Sixtieuth and regiments uiovnl uround to the right and in the face of another blinding fire charged np the second hill, dislodging the Spaniards aud finviug them out 01 their tivnches. The Am ran Roosc-1 bio..Uiouse and entrenchments. There wa- 100 feet in the lead and men wci tlropping from the ranks. Tin. 10 !i riders acted like It was an in-Airing sight and an awful one. nishcd by the mildness of the rn-v'.. 'l.e Spaniards tlunnsc'vi s j This was a fatal mistake for tlu m. The WASHIXOTON, July a sheet of paper was posted on the war de- partment bulletin board. It was headed: "Executive Mansion" aud the type- written message on it told the brief story of Cervera's 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 Span- iards, 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 aiuUuuder 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 Corvera's ships, and impati-nt at the prospect of a loug wait for re- inforcements, 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 forciug 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 Croeluiau I found him bleediug and bandaged 1} ing on his back on a blanket ou the ground. His first words to me were that lie was afraid he could not wnte 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 is: It is uoi possible at this time to tell the agp ,0 tho mpu who wpro aud of tv.'O days' fighting. to the rough riders the hill must have 'The extraordinary thing in (his fight of all the lights I have over wifnes-'ed :U: i iriuy on Agtraadore, aud a mill- .11 Thursday the Americans had tl.e But they were mi- surrounded. The plan of attack j They went ou, firing as fast, co a joint assault by the fleet L, gmls wmild work. Thp snoot. is the enormous amount of ammuuitiou fired. There was a coutiuous roar of musketry from 4 o'clock this morning until 4 this afternoon. Ohaft'eo's brigade began the fight by moving aloug to the extreme right of Lndlow down into the country to the left of El Caney. Gen. Chaffee's brigade consisted of the seveu- kiiith, Seventh and Twelfth infantry iuid was without artillery. It occupied the ixlreme right formation and was like two sl.les 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 weut through the tumult oullr 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 Ciuiey, I T1-" Sp niards iu the trenches could stil! ral Whceici-'6 cavalry under Su-u-, annihilated tho Americans bnl i AYheelrr being ill, iu the tin y dazed them. They wavered, and hill. Lawton's forces were sent hp. c-e'iVr of the valley, which the town of 1 Sail Juan overlooks.while Cieud'al Dxif- at the seaside to light in con- on the heights Gen. Chaffcc, facing El Caney, moved his troops vei-, with tlu, tno Michigan e irly iu the morning. The battle opened bv Lndlow's artillery firing ou the i'm aud knocking several holes iu it. The artillery kept a steady firo on the fort r.-i town aud finally demolished the fort. Sev.vol times the Spaniards were drivi from it, but each time they returned before (he infantry could approach. Vol mteers against Agu idore. '.he Seventy-first New York, the i riders aud Col. Jlassa- Twelfth iufautry 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. -The Spanish fired from the loopholes 1' a storehouse ou the east side of II fort. From all the ridges rouud about, the x-roaiu of shells was kept up. At o'clock Friday morning General L ton wns ou rhe ElCauey ridge, Geu. Gen. Chaffee's men were wondering how they were being wouuded, an. DmHdd 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 ouCe f-vd spile of his illness, northwest corner of ElCaney, where the printipal 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 eaemy. 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 liie left of the Spanish posiliou it was uecessary 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 directiou 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 blood-splashed thing, an iu- the poi-itum of the Americans until sun- up to the alley to the hillside ranch El Plazo Captain Grimo.s with his battery of four pieces was there, yards from blc -khouse left w ere about uty all told. The ..Iry as sent to capture a block- house un the bank of the Jaau river while the Seventy-first regiment was d.'ing ils fighting. Four troops uf tlw aud squadron under Capt. Dumniiok took up a iHjsition ut the left the ad- auce. The OIK .ay discovered them audcom- meueod firing, first rlties and then with Galling g-uus. Our troops at once re- sponded- 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 iug was very wild. Meanwhile the Ninth cavalry ad- vanced steadily. At 3 o clock in tho afternoon the First and Tenth came up as did also the riders. Col. Tay- lor to ik tho Xinth 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 the- hill, the position was still peril- j pouriug shot and shell into them. They ons ou account of the sharpshooters. .-onld no more stop the advance than While this was going on General they coull have stopped an avalanche. Lawtou was advancing rapidly on El j Yelling and cheering the Americans Caney. The Spaniards ha-1 prepared charged the blockhouses, driving the for att ick, though they ran away when e-iemy 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 C'vil'y picked them off. The posi- tion, was and the blockhouse cap- tured. In the brush half the rough riders were wouuded. Though they Santiago. General Lawton's division NEW YORK, July H. Hearst, editor of the Journal scads the following feruo of agony. Meu lay dead, while others with gleaming eyes aud hands ris., Caproti fired the first gnu at (i Americans with a yell dashed up to the another hill, for" and captured the position with! Capt. Cavanangli planted the flag on scai-celv a straggle. There was one; the hilltop and the sight caused un- Ciiptaiu Clark was dc-'' founded enthusiasm. Our loss was fear- by General Chaffeo to take it J ful. but we had carried the position was ledby General Chaffee's brigade, Iwi'h'in" company. Ho advanced under which commanded the city. Each Lieutenant Colonel Ludlow bnp-' an an ful fire on and over the intrench-1 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, teucral Whi eler iu the center. retreated iu disorder. E% en- Some of our companies had only 20 or Captain Capwn's battery was planted road leading out of town was filling -'o men who were not wounded, on a bluff a mile and a half fioi.i El the fleeing enemy. One hundred j The hill ouce carried the work of aud twenty-five of them were captured strengthening the position began inime- A Spanish blockhouse on a hill a mile I dintely. The stone house was still to be clutched to their throat were crawling away alive. I shouted to thorn t -nrreu- dispatch to his paper: I i SHAITEK'S ARMY, JULY 2, VTA. KINGSTON-, Jamiaca, July _ trains are bringing wouuded soldiers from the battle a stick, which he lifted as he moved toward me They held their hauds up. I ran iuto the fort and found there a Spanish >fficer and four men alive. Seven lay dead in oue room. Three poor wretches j winch lias .ut their hauds together in supplication. One had a white handkerchief tied ou Kir-4 aud Tei were Ivinc o clock, aud this opened the der. offic battle The away was giving trouble. The Sixteenth kipturcd. The Americans took 149 repmeut was sent ahead as skinuWiers. i risouers. The SKth regiment advanced on the j FOURTH OF JULY REGATTA. iU llll.U.S till: I'iJLl.felLtf IT! L-ill-iso of ElCauev. Sibouey, the army's base, is a hos- "It was a perfect hog pen of butchery. The others legan to pray and plead. J __ __- ,_____ tl, T irjlliir? f unmet UlilllU LllagU V'l i t .._.._-. .._ T111A 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 wouuded men, and surgeons are busy with their mechanical work.! our meu to take them in charge as prisoners. There is an odor of antiseptics aud the clatter of ambulances is contiuuallv 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 waslour ivhieh 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 I------- minuers Their work was as nearly perfect as gunnery gets to be, but there was, were wounded and 150 were taken prisoners. gunners. J.m.u ..Tlackilled and wounded on our side exceeded these. no artillery to speak ot. thtm wore seriously, hurt. In half an of the hill was wooded, but the other! hour the position became too hot for tin half mile was opeu level The skirmish- Their firing gradually were way across the opeu space, cva.scd. The battery was silenced ami j when, without the whole hill- side rained shot and shell upon them. Tho Si vi n.'y-fiiv-t dashed out iuto the open space, facing the fire of shrapnel that hurst iu their ranks, tearing holes four men deep. Before they were half "I set'out tWsmoraing on horseback with Honorc Laiue, who is a colonel in t lost heavily. Lieut. Cushmau, 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 armv 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. 'gimcuts aud ordered to make a Then began The Twelfth infantry real lighting The Spaniards were not in sidit. but there were hundreds of the-i; 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 advan- tage of a perfect knowledge of the range. -Upon 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 ghrapnel 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 Molyneux's 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 result- 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 wouud- This Afternoon. The Saudnsky 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. Antkrson's 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 ima- the triangular course, twice slope, wheivnpou tho black oues opened fire again. ed Thev broke into a ntu aud headed around. The preparatory gun w l.r swth 'tod at '2 and the start will U> wade straight iuto 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 flinch- ing. Half way up the hill our men caught sight of the enemy aud for the first time returned their firs at ctoso range with at 1 :SO prompt. Successful Union Services. The first union Sunday sir- vices proved quite successful last even- ing. Rev. E, E. Baker, D. dihvwi.t an able sermon ou the evils of the truftic. He is in the city iu the interest of the anti-saloon league. ;