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Insurgents Suffer Loss

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Havana, Jan. 9. - The sound of cannonading and rifle firing was heard Tuesday in the neighborhood of Guanaja, n town of 4,000 inhabitants, in the province of Pinar Del Bio, about forty-flve miles south of this city. Details of the engagement just received show that General Navarro, between Guanajay and Ceiba De Agua, overtook a numerous insurgent force under Zayas and other leaders. During the three hours' fighting which followed the Spanish artülery was called into play and tho insurgen ts were routed with a loss of twenty-three killed and forty-three wounded lef t on the field. The insurgents are said to have carried away many more of tlieir wounded, and they left seventeen Remmgton rifles behind them. General Navarro pursued the insurgents and overtook thoir rear guard at Ceiba De Agua, and in the skirmish which foilowod four insurgents wero killed and three were taken prisoners. On the government side it is announced only four officers and thirty soidiers were wounded in both engagements. Three of tho soidiers sustained serious wounds. Madrid, Jan. 9. - Persistent rumors are in circulation here that Captain General Campos will be succeeded by General Polavieja, or by General Weyler in command of the Spanish forces in Cuba.


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