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|Article Title||Startling News|
|Paper||Salt Lake Herald-Republican|
STlTLllGNEWS FROM THE SEAT OF WAR. The French Defeated in a Great Battle. 4.000 Prisoners Taken, and 4,000 Men said to te Killed. The French Lose Men, Artillery, Artil-lery, Eagles and fflet-railleurs. fflet-railleurs. The Prussian Armies Marching March-ing on Paris. France Called oa to Rise en masse to Repel the Invaders. Paris Declared in a state of Scije. Another Great Battle Imminent. Berlin, August 7; to New York direct The following official dispatch is received here : "Mayenoe, Gth, 6. 10 p.m. The French turned tail on their entire 1 ne and commenetd a rctieat toward the interior of Franc. The French had commenced an advance fioiu Saarbruck, which tliey had held since the famous battle of three divi sions against three companies of Prussians; Prus-sians; but having to fall back they burned that ric and uiiprot.-e.eit town, and in withdrawing spread the conflagration by throwing hot shot Into iu Saarbruck, August 6th, 7 p.m. The town of Saaibruck lias ju-l been retaken by the first Prussian army corps under Gen Steinmeiz. Mayence, August G. 9 p.m. The heads of the Prussian column i ap proached the Saar on the Stli. This morning Gen. Kewenz found the enemy ene-my to the wet of Saarbruck in Strong position in the mountains near Sjiier-hene, Sjiier-hene, and commenced immediately to attack them. Fellow ng the sound of the cannon, portions of the division-of division-of Barnkow and Shupnagel came up, and after a very severe nlit the position posi-tion occupied by General Fros-ard wa-taken wa-taken by assault. Gen Fiancois and Col Reuter are among the wounded. Mayence, August 7, 6 a m. Gen Goelen reports a concurrent fight west of Saarbruek, at wliich were made hundreds of prisoners. From these we gather that Fro-sard corps engaged en-gaged our foice in action, and c v. red his retreat by a heavy tire of artillery Gen. Steinmetz arrived in the evening and took c nnmand. General Francois Is dead. The loss is he.tvy on both sides. The number of officers of the enemy kil.ed is especially large. Mayence, August 7, 4 a.m. The Piince Royal report-, August 0: h, evening : In the battle in which we defeated MacMahon, whose corps had been reinforced by divisions fioiu the corps of Failley and Canrobcrt, we have taken two eagles, six luctrailleura and at least 4, OK) prisoners. The loss was great on both sides. Berlin, August G, tin London 7, l.'M p. in. The French Eiuieror lias withdrawn his entire f trees and is eoii-centraiiiiL' eoii-centraiiiiL' his truopi fir the defence of Paris, llislos-es have been enormous. 'J he battle is known as that ol Hugo-man. Hugo-man. Berlin, Aug. 7. Kin William sends the following dispat. b to the Queen: Good news. A great victory has Ik'CH won by our Fritz God boniaised for his mere ! we have captured, four thousand thou-sand prisoners, thirty guns, two stan I-aids, I-aids, and metrailleurs MeMahon during dur-ing the fight was heavi y reinforced Iroin the main army. The coniesl was very severe and lasted lieui 1 1 ii. the morning till 'J at night, wneu the French rctrea'C 1 leaving the field to us. Our losses are heavy. Mayence, Aug. 7. Prince Frederick Charles is at 1 uskasteh and Ge'ieral Stciiiiuetz between Su s bach and Saarbruck. Saar-bruck. General he id (purlers of llu armies is now at ltaiseiiautein. Kill., Aug 7, a in. It H reported that Mae.U ihon was wounded in the battle ye -lerilay. We have taken over lour thousand prisoners. Cologne, Aug. G, midnight. There was a violent comi at near Saaibruck to-day cnmuieiiciiiL' II a. in. till 'J to night, it mill continues. Our troops re-pulM re-pulM d Iheeiein.v, who have aUiudon-cd aUiudon-cd the field of battle Wo have eon-(jucied eon-(jucied but our los es an: heavy. London, Aug. 7 The ,o.:tion taken by I'lmrland wi.h regod ti lielgium is approved by l'i us.-m. Iliritl'l .t I'ahle sp rial Iiolnlou, 7. Serious' )i i . n I'li.'ie ii mi- of di a urhaliee are enterf-anied m I'.ir s, and tile slno"-isl slno"-isl xui veil!a:n:e is eviieisrd over the telegrams ,,), Irooi ihere. The guat'liv. are under in ins; and strict ten he ring-, are n uhi 'uled. I ufoi mat ion has p-yelied l.onilou t hat I In: if leal of MeMahon is, eoinpIi:le, and that, the I'nuoi 1'ii'iei. haJ advan 1 to llai'r- - - Ml. '. .1 mmmmmmm man, capturing the place and routine the French. The French loss is stated ! at 4,000 iu addition to a great number of prisoners. Thirty pieces of artillery and six metrailleurs weie also taken. A dispaich tiom Baden says the forces of Southern German troops and volunteers have crossed the Rhine and advanced on Strasburg. The whole Frsnch army has been driven back, and is supposed to occupy a line between Metz and Nancy. . Paris, Aug. 7. The Erase of to-day sas, at the bourse yesterday several persons were arrested. At 3 o'clock shouts of ' 1ms la bourse were uttered i I. v .es exasperated by the dissemi nation of false news, whereupon orders were given to close the bourse. The crowd became lurious and tore up the railings of the enclosure. A force was brought to bear and the building was evacuated amid applause fioni t lie crowd ou the place outside. A judicial judi-cial investigation is now going on. I. a Liberie publishes the following : At 1 o'clock co-day the bourse was invaded in-vaded by a crowd maddened with joy and enthusiasm, lntlantaneously the windows in all the streets near by were hung with flags on account of a great victory announced to have been gained by MacMahon. We managed to get through the crowd to the bureau f the commissary of police, who said he had not received any official news of the war. A few moments after a placard was put up by the administration which announced that MaeMahon's corps occupied oc-cupied a strong position, but made no mention of a battle. Rentes are quoted quo-ted 67 francs 10 centimes. Paris, 7. The Journal Ojjieial in its second edition to-day, publishes the following proclamation : "Frenchmen, up to this hour we have always given without reserve all certain news which we have received, and we continue to do so. Last night we receive the fol lowing dispatch : 'Metz. Gth, midnight : Marshal MacMahon has lost a battle. General Frossard, on the Saar, has been obliged obli-ged to retreat. His retreat was effected ef-fected in good Older. All can be retrieved. re-trieved. Signed, Napoleon.' 'Metz, August 7, 3:30 a.m. My communication has been intercepted wilh Marshal MeMahon. I am going to place myself iu the centre of the position. po-sition. Napoleon.' 'Metz, August 7. 4:30 a.m. The Major General of the army to the Minister Min-ister of the Interioi : After a series of engagements, in which the enemy brought heavy forces into the field, Marshal MacMahon was forced to liill back from bis first line. The corps ol Gen. Frossard had to fight yesterday from 2 p.m. with the entire army of the enemy. Having held his position until 0 p. in., lie ordered a retreat, wnich was ma le iu good order. Signed, Le Boeuf Details of our losses are wanting. Our troops are full of elite. The situ-aiion situ-aiion is not comprised on our territory. A battle appears imminent. In presence pres-ence of ihis grave news our duty is plain. We appeal to the patriotism ol ad. The Chambers have been convoked. con-voked. We are placing Paris with all possible haste in a state of defense. In older to facilitate the execution of the uuhiatj preparations, we declare the capita! in a stage of siege. There must be no faiut-hearteduess, no dtvis-ioiis dtvis-ioiis Our resources are immense ; let, us pursue the struggle without 11 n liingjand the country will be saved. Done at Paris, 7th of August, at 10 p. m , by order of the Empress, Re- Signcd M. Ollivier, Minister of Jus tice ; Duke de Gramuiont, Minister of Foreign Affairs; M. (J tumid in de Val-dronie, Val-dronie, Minister of the Interior; M. Segres, Mmi-ter of Finance ; General Vieomptu de Jean, Minister of U ar ad interim." The Journal Officuil contains the following dispatches : Metz, Aug. Gth, 6:35 p.m. No further fur-ther news lias been received from M ir-shal ir-shal MeMahon on the Saar. General Fiossard's corps alone has been engaged. en-gaged. The result is still uncertain. Metz, Au.'. 6, 11 p.m. The corps of General Frossaid is in retreat ; details de-tails wanting. Paris, Aul'. 7, evening. Official advice? from Metz, Aug. ti say MeMahon Me-Mahon has not had time to send a it pur: Iroin his head-quarters. lie -imply writes that he is in a good position n ul has been joined by an-ii. an-ii. her corps of the army Iroin Metz. Too Milliliter ilu S'tir has the following: follow-ing: We have leceived a rumor of another engagement, r.encral Frossard Fros-sard is reported to be in Paris. There is a heavy concentration of the troops of the enemy on the U.iden side of (he lihine, which the French watch closely. Paris, Aug. 7, ii'a London. The senate and corps legislat if have been summoned to meet nil Thursday, the II ill iusl. The dispatch from the Emperor which announce, 1 McMahon's deleat and seperition from the main army, caused the utmost consternation. Aceording to the Emperor, however, il may yet be retrieved The Prussians are over I ho IVoniier and advancing on Paris. The French sneak ot a great, battle as imminent. ), i Liberie bids the people of Fiance to rise -u iiit.c an I repel the invaders. A dispatch from the Emperor, dated 3. d i, a in., Sunday, snys: communication communica-tion with MeMahon having been cut oil' nothing wa received lioni him till la.-t. eveniu,' McMahon's loss was gieal iu the battle, but bis retirement va a (Verted in good order. Oil lilt' lef, llieaet on begun at about II a.m., out, vvas not senil is till several masses of lie en, my had concent rated before whieh the second eoips "otavi'v held its ground. The masses ol' (he enemy becoming moie compact, Ihe second eo.'ps retired on the right. Tonight To-night ail is ipiiet. I i'o to the d ntre of (ho position.