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SPANISH TROOPS r - S HO fYTCM FROM THEIR iNTRENCHMENTS WASHINGTON July 1 The War Department has received the following from General Shatter dated at Siboney Had a very heavy engagement to - day which lasted from 8 AM until sundown We have carried their outworks and are now in possession of them There is now about three - quarters of a mile of open between my lines and the city By morning troops will be intrenched and considerable augmentation of forces will be there General Lawtons division and General Bates brigade which have been engaged all day in carrying El Caney which was accomplished at 4 P M will be in line and in front of Santiago during the night I regret tojsay our casualties will be above 400 Of these not many killed li aLJ - - - - fTy - BAUIRI J3r iTnnnne wat luurj nui AT MANILA actlnf u Chlf Signal Offlcer flurtu the temporary abtice or oeoermi GrwJjr fered that the cab communication with Cuba mlrt hare ben ln - tTuptel and none of the other offl - clals would offer a ffugrefftlon at to the reason for the delay Early In the evening Secretary Alter went to the Whit House and remained with the President until the dispatch from General Shafter had been received During the evcclnr many prominent officials and members of Congress were at the White House but only a few of them remained longer than a few minutes They called merely to ascertain whether any news had been received from Cuba POSITIONS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BATTLE The First Transports Had Not Arrived on - Tuesdays ADMIRAL DEWEY MUCH DISAPPOINTED 2fc IPAKIAaSS HAKS A VICOftOt ATTACK OX THE REBELS Defeated After a Bard SMgJ - Dt - eora la tae - uiki oi ia r Ininrrenta Which Slay Be Serleus Scene of the Last Eight Days Advance of American Forces From Baiquiri to the Heights Around Santiago The purpose of yesterdays attack by Shafter was to push forward his right wing and take Caney which is northeast of Santiago on a high ridge Brom this derated position the American gunners can pour a destructive - fire into the Spanish intrenchments The taking of Caney will also prevent General Pando from reaching Santiago Seventeen Toeiaad Americans Sta - tleaeJ Wltkt m Few Stiles of Santiago Waiting to Attaelc WITH UNITED STATES ARMY five miles east of Santiago de Cuba Thursday June 20 noon via Playa del Ete province of Santiago de Cuba June 80 evening The American forces now numbering nearly 17000 men stm occupy a position Id a long line five miles east of Santiago de Cuba but no forward movement has been made during the past twenty - four hours owing to the difficulty experienced In forwarding sufficient supplies from the bsse at Juragua and the fact that It has I not been possible up to the present to send light artillery and siege guns to the front from BalqutrL Major - General Shafter Is at the front and conducting the operations in person The American troops have made no attack as yet upon Aguadores or on the coast near the left wing of the Invading army where the new base may be established later The town of Caney which commands the land entrance to Special XXspstcbes to ths CferocioU LONDON July L - The Dally Telegraph publishes a dispatch from Manila under - date of June 23th Via Hongkong which says the non - arrival of the transports from San Francisco has grievously disappointed Admiral Dewey The Americans express breery confidence In their ability to dispose of Admiral Camaras squadron or any other1 ships the Spaniards may Send but they admit that they wish Admiral Dewey had at least one battle - ship The Spaniards on the night of Jane 23d made their first notable attempt to drive the insurgents from their positions Instead of tamely waiting to be attacked For a time the attempt - teemed likely to be successful Thirteen hundred troops made a determined onslaught on Malate They were met with a well - directed firs but were re - enforcedV and the Insurgents began to retreat The Spanlaraxwera encouraged and pressed eagerly for ward but st a critical moment the In - surgentsrmade a spirited rally and poured c steady fire Into the attackers compelling the - Spaniards to withdraw The attack was not renewed The Americans rely upon celebrating the Fourth of Jul In Manila HONGKONG July L Emfllo Agul - naldo leader of the Philippine Insurgents In a recent conversation with his friend Wttdmaiv the American Consul here said It would be very Indiscreet for me to express hopes for the future before the war Is over and while matters are unsettled but I will say that the natives of the Philippines have the

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 02 Jul 1898, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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