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Cubans Driven Out

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Havana, Jauuary 22.- According to the informatica) tram Spanish sources, General Castellano, aware thai the insurgen! government was establislu'd at Esperanza, In buildings eonBtructed by the insurgente, 17 leagues f rom Puerto Principe, at the extreme west end of the Cubitos ridge, proceeded in that direetion witli 2,200 inl'.mtry, 400 cavalry and iwn tield caBi.ou. Aí-ter a thTee-days1 trying mareb he foreed a dillïeult position on tbe fourth diy, and overéame the obstinate resietance of 1,000 insuTgents, pursuing thein more tban six miles, and destroying and burnlng the li at Esperanza, including the iiisuii :u governrnent buildings. The governmc-nt officials escaiped. On tho fotlowing day General Oas tellano ensflged the reunlted insurgente, 2,500 stronsr, near Esperanza. He routed them alter two hours' combat The insurgen los-; is believed to be aumeroua, but. owing to the density of the wouds. t is a cordlng to tl'n' Spanlsh account, to as eertain the full exteni of de'feat. Thè Insurgente !eft 51) dead on the fieid. The Spaaish lost five killed and had 31 wounded, among the latteoc belng Li ut.-Ool. Perez Mi The iusur-rents under Leader Monteagudo, enraged by the reporta ot the surrender of insurgeot Gen. Juan Masso Barra, attacked the town ot Esperanza, provlnce of State i ÜEder cover of the darkness thej reached the houses in Rosarlo ivard, but the garrisou repelled the iittack and l'ollowed the fleeing toaurgents outside the town. The lattei left nine dead. A private dlspatcü from Spanish sources says the attc-kIng insurgents had thirty wounded ;tnl that tlie garrison's loss was irsigniflcant. Although nothing appears to bo known ou the subject at Spanish headquarters, persisteot rumors were in eirculatioo today to the effect that Ren. Calixto García, the faraous in9urgen1 leader, was killed in a recent i n-.-iiremeut with the Spauisu troops. The Spanish steamer Alfonso XII. swiled for Spain today wlth flfty-six offioers and 3S0 wouuded and sick -oUliers on board. It is announeert tliat 750 tons of sugar cane have been destroyed by fii-e at the colony of Santa Ana, province of Santa Olata. The local newspapers are requesttag the governmeat to ]ianlmi all wlio have been guilty of offences apainst the electoral larws. The issues oL the New York World mul the New York Journa] aud AdverUser of Jan. 1G, and seveval issues of the Madrid Heraldo and Imparclal been selzed by the governmeiH officials h.


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