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kWMtt teak place on a htUsid* near th* —aihori. b««k of th* provisional hospital. "Attar a arte* mrvtc* a parting volley Was find over th* grave of the dead captain aad th* bud* sounded "taps" aa Urn sub sank over tba mountain topa beyond San tiago." Warning th* Battlefield Tb* Initial fight of CoL Wood's rough rMara aad tb* trooper* of the First and Tenth regular cavalry will be known In history aa the battle of La Quaslna. That It did not end In the complete slaughter of th* Americana was not due to any miscal culation in the plan of the Bpajilah. for aa perfect an ambuscade aa was ever formed In the brain of an Apache Indian waa pre pared. Lieut. Col. Roosevelt and his men walked squarely into it. For an hour and • half they held their ground under a per fect storm of bullets from the front and aid**, and then Col. Wood at the rlgh and CoL Roosevelt at the left led a charge which turned the tide of battle and sent the enemy flying over the hilla toward Santiago. It la now definitely known that sixteen men on the American side were killed while sixty were wounded or are reported to be mining. Th* Spanish Losses It Is Impossible to calculate the Spanish losses, but it is known they were far heav ier than those of the Americans at least as regards actual loss of life. Already thirty seven dead Spanish soldiers have been found and buried, while many others are undoubtedly lying in the thick underbrush on the side of the gully and on the slope of the hiU where the main body of the enemy was located. The wounded were all re moved. A complete list of the killed, wounded and missing on the American side, revised to 4 p. m. Saturday: The Killed and Wounded CAPTAIN ALLYN K. CAPRON, First V. 8. V. cavalry. SERGEANT MARCUS D. RUSSELL, troop G, First U. 8. V. cavalry. Sergeant RuaseU lived In Troy, N. V., and was for merly a colonel on Gov. Hill's staff. SERGEANT HAMILTON FISH, JR., troop L. First U. 8. V. cavalry. SERGEANT DOHERTY, troop A First TJ. S. V. cavalry. CORPORAL WHITE, troop E, Tenth regular cavalry. PRIVATE LEGGETT, troop A, First U. 8. V. cavalry. PRIVATE HARRT HAFENER, troop G, First U. S. V. cavalry- PRIVATE MILDEN W. DANSON, troop L, First U. 8. V. cavalry. PRIVATE W. T. IRWIN, troop F, First TJ. 8. V. cavalry. PRIVATE SLENNOC, troop X, First regular cavalry. PRIVATE B. WORK, troop X, First regular cavalry. PRIVATE KRUPPE, troop B, First reg ular cavalry. PRIVATE STARK, troop A, First regu lar cavalry. PRIVATE —, troop X, First regular cavalry. PRIVTE KELB, troop X, First regular cavalry. PRIVATE BARLIN, troop X, First reg ular cavalry. The wounded are: Major James Bell, First eavaJry; shot In the leg. Captain Thomas T. Knox, First cavalry; ■hot in the stomach, serious. Lieutenant Byram, First cavalry- Private Frank Booth, Troop F, First vol unteer cavalry. Private George Brixton, Troop B, Tenth cavalry. Private D. C. Denis*, First volunteer cav alry. Private S. F. Isler, Troop C, First volun teer cavalry. Private John R. Keene, Troop L, First volunteer cavalry. Private L. M. Newcombe, Troop D, First volunteer cavalry. Private Martin Peck, Troop G, First cav alry. Private Samuel Red' 3, Troop G, First cav alry. Private Arthur Wheeler, Troop B, Tenth cavalry. Private Theodore Gryee, Troop D, Tenth cavalry. Private Kelley Mayberry, Troop I, Tenth cavalry. Private James Russell, Troop B, Tenth cavalry. Private Edward Marshall, correaponß'ent of the New York Journal and Advertiser-; serious. Private Bchuelter Whitney, First volun teer cavalry. Private Nathaniel M. Poe, Troop L, First volunteer cavalry. Corporal J. M. Dean, Troop E, First vol unteer cavalry. Private C. L. Held, Troop B, First cav alry. Corporal J. B. (Rhodes, Troop D, First Volunteer cavalry. Sergeant Thomas Ryan, Troop X, Tenth cavalry. Private E. J. APberteon, Troop F, First volunteer cavalry. Trumpeter I. F. Meagher, Troop L, First volunteer cavalry. Private George Roland, Troop G, First volunteer cavairy. Private F. Miller, Troop B, Tenth cav alry. Private D. V. Watson., Troop G, First cav alry. Private Jdhn L. Dammar, Troop L, First cavalry. Captain Jaimes H. McCllntock, First vol unteer cavalry. Lieutenant J. R. Thomas, First vofuntarj cavalry. Private T. Wiggins, Troop B, First'volun teer cavalry- Private Robert Z. Bailey, Troop B, First volunteer cavalry. Private R. W. Reld, Troop G, First volun teer cavalry. Private Games, Troop B,Tenth cavalry. Private Reiliy, Troop B, Firsit cavalry. Missing: Private Merrlaro Camp, Troop G, First volunteer cavalry- Sergeant D .W. Bell, First volunteer car airy. Trumpeter T. R. McDonald, First volun teer cavalry. Private N. H. Cochrane, Pint volunteer cavalry. Private FrUfl ChMcot, First volunteer cav alry. Private J. S. Miller, First volunteer oav- Private W. 8. Sharp, First volunteer cav alry. Private Jf. F. Steadman, First volunteer cavalry. Private Joseph Dole, Troop B, First vol unteer cavalry- Captain McCormrck and Captain Luna of the First volunteer cavalry, who were re ported yesterday as among the dead or wounded, were unharmed, as was also Col. Wood, whom Adjutant Han reported as mortally wounded. Spanish Were Posted That the Spaniards were thoroughly post id as to the route to be taken by the Ameri cans In their movements toward Seville was ■vldent, as shown by the careful prepara tions tbey had made. The main body of the Spaniards was posted on a hill, on the heavi ly wooded slopes of which bad been erected two block houses, flanked by irregular ln trenchments of stone and fallen trees. At the bottom of these nils run two roads, along which Lieutenant-Colonel Roose velt's men and eight troops of the First and Tenth cavalry, with a battery of four How itzers advanced. These roads are but little more than gullies, rough and narrow and at places almost Impassable. In these' trails the light occurred. Nearly half a mile sep arated Roosevelt's men from the regulars, and between them on both sides of the road in the thick underbrush was concealed a force of Spaniards that must have been large. Judging from the terrific end constant Are which occurred on the Americans. Opening of th* Fight The fight was opened by the First ana Tenth cavalry under General Young. A force of Spaniards was known to be in the vicinity of La Quasin, and early in the morning Lieutenant-Colonel Roosevelt's men started off up the precipitous bluff back of Slboney to attack the Spaniards on their right flank, General Young at the same time taking the road at the foot of the hill. About two and a half miles out from Stboney some Cubans, breathless and ex cited, rushed Into the camp with the an nouncement that the Spaniards were but a little way in front and were strongly en trenched. Quickly the Hotchklss guns out in front were brought to the rear, while a strong scouting line was thrown out. Then, cautiously and in silence, the troops moved forward until a bend In the road disclosed a hill where the Spaniards were located. The guns were, again brought to the front and placed In position, while the men crouched in the road, waiting impatiently to give Roosevelt's men, who were tolling over the little trail along the crest of the ridge, time to get up. At 7:30 a. m. General Young gave the com mand to the men at the Hotchklss guns to open fire. The command was the begin ning of a fight that for stubbornness has seldom been equaled. The Instant the Hotchklss guns were fired, the hillsides commanding the road gave forth volley af ter volley from the Mausers of the Span ish. Clean, Clear Grit "Don't shoot until you see something to shoot at!" yelled General Young, and the men, with set Jaws and gleaming eyes, obeyed the order. Crawling along the edge of the road and protecting themselves as much as possible from the fearful fire of the Spaniards, the troops, some of them stripped to the waist, watched the base of the hill, and when any part of a Spaniard became visible they fired, and never for an Instant did they falter. One husky warrior of the Tenth cavalry, with a ragged wound In his thigh, coolly knelt behind a rock, loading and firing, and when told by one of his comrades that he was wounded, laughed and said: "Oh, that's all right. That's been there for some time." In the meantime, away off to the left, was heard the crack of the rifles of Colonel Wood's men and the regular deep-toned volley firing of the Spanish. Over there the American losses were the greatest. Walked Into the Trap Col. Wood's men, with an advance guard well out In front, with two Cuban guides before them, but apparently with n* flank ers, went squarely Into the trap set for them by the Spaniards, and only the un faltering courage of the men in the face of a fire that would make even a veteran quail, prevented what might have been a disaster. As it was. Troop L, the advance guard under the unfortunate Capt. Capron, was all but surrounded, and, but for the reinforcement* hurriedly sent forward, every man would probably have been killed or wounded. "There must have been nearly 1300 Span lards in front and to the sides of us," said Lieut. Roosevelt today, when discussing the fight. "They held the ridges, with rifle pits and machine gune, and had a body of men in ambush In the thick Jungle at the sides of the road over which we were advancing Our advance forward struck the men in ambush and drove them out. But they left Capt. Capron, Lieut. Thomas and about 15 men killed or wounded. "The Spanish firing was accurate, so ac curate. Indeed, that It surprised me, and their firing was fearfully heavy." Not a Man Flinched "I want to say a word for our own men," continued Lieut. Col. Roosevelt. "Every officer and man did his duty up to the han dle. Not a man flinched." From another officer, who took a promi nent part in the fighting, more details were obtained. "When the firing began," said he, "Lieut. Col. Rooosevelt took the right wing, with troops G and X, under Capts. Llewellyn and Jenkins, and made to the support of Capt. Capron, who was getting It hard. At the same time Col. Wood and Major Brodie took the left wing and advanced in open order on the Spanish right wing. Major Brodie was wounded before the troops had advanced 100 yards. Col. Wood then took the right wing and shifted Col. Roosevelt to the left. "In the meantime the fire of the Span lards had Increased in volume, but, not withstanding, an order for a general charge was given and, with a yell, the men spianir forward. Col. Roosevelt, In front of his men, snatched a rifle and ammunition belt from a wounded soldier and, cheering and yelling with his men, led the advance. For a moment the bullets were singing like a swarm of bees all around them, and every instant some poor fellow went down. On the right wing Capt McCllntock had his leg broken by a bullet from a machine gun, while four of his men went down. At the same time Capt. Luna of Troop F lost nine of his men. Then the reserves, troops X and E, were ordered up. Col. Wood, with the right wing, charged straight at a block house, 600 yards away, and Col. Roosevelt, on the left, charged at the same time. Up the men went, yelling like fiends, and never stopping to return the fire of the Spaniards, but kept on with a grim deter mination to capture that block house. "That charge was the end. When within 500 yards of the coveted point the Spaniards broke and ran, and for the first tirrreT we had the pleasure which the Spaniards had betn experiencing all through the engage ment, of shooting with the enemy in sight." Ito Has Resigned LONDON,, June 2C.—The Tokio corres pondent of the Times says: Marquis I;o, the premier, has resigned. In tendering his resignation, he advised the mikado to ac cept Mie principle of party government, and to instruct Counts Okuma. Snigenabou and M'.'.amak! to formia ministry. The emiperor w«0 probably act on Count I;o's advice. The I:o cabinet was formed last January. Steamers Damaged ASTORIA, Or., June 26.—The stern wheel steamers Staghound and Gamecock, which left here Friday evening for Alaska In tow of the steamer EUhu Thompson, returned today badly damaged. Both steamers had their houses badly smashed. They returned Just Inside the mouth of the river this morn ing and anchored. They will be brought here for repairs. Does Not Want to Coal CAIRO, June 26.—Admiral Camara has not yet asked permission to coal at Port Said. The Cuban Soldiers Take the Lead in the Advance on Santiago ♦ HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL OHAPFEE, two mflea beyond) 6evilla, L 4- Sunday, June 26, noon, by Associated, Press Dispatch Boa:, Port Antonio, Ja- 4 + maica, Monday, June 27,12:30 a. m.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press.) ■*• + The American troops are now within four miles of Santiago de Cuba. Two 4 + brigades of Brigadier General Lawton's division,'.n command of GenerarOhaffee 4 -f and, Colonel R. H. HaM, of the Second Massachusetts volunteers) last night am) + + today moved' forward past the village of Ssvl'.la, where rhe Spaniards were ex- 4 -- peeled to make a stand, and occupied hills to the right and left. + 4- Two miles beyond, far out In front of the American forces and occupying the 4 + roads leading to Santiago, is a force of 1500 Cubans under General Carlos Gon- + + sales. 4. 4- The entire Cuban army, under direction of General CallxtoGarcia, Is march- -4 4- Ing for a co-operative attack on Santiago. Garcia, with 5000 Cubans, Is expected? ■♦>■ 4- to Intercede before nightfall. + ■ 4- At Acerraderos, twenty miles to the west of Santiago, 2000 Cubans arrived 4 -- today. . + ■4- There are no Spaniards In the entire country between Baiquirl, where rncsj 4 -- of Uhe American troops were landed, aird Santiago. The retreat of the enemy, + 4- after yesterday's battle, apparently became a rout, which did'not end until the -4 4- fortifications around the city were reached. The transport Leona todaybnought -4 4- to Juragua from Acerraderos nearly 2000 Insurgents, thoroughly armiedand plen- 4 -- tifully eupp'.ied' wHh ammunition. They are part of the army of General Garcia, -4 4- and have been sent to the front to Join the Insurgents already occupying the 4 -4 roads to Santiago. + LIEUT." 00L ROOSEVELT AND COLONEL WOOD LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1898 FAR IN ADVANCE A QUIET DAY WASHINGTON OFFICIALS EX PECTED NO NEWS MCKINLEY'S MESSAGE CONGRATULATES GEN. SHAFTEB AND HIS THOOPS THE TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE Every Effort Hade to Equip the Army With All Modern Appliances. Evans Not Dead Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, June 26.—Though there were the usual number of officials for Sun day at their desks in the war and navy de partments today, there did not seem to be any expectation of important news from the seat of war. Secretary Alger explained this readily. In his view, the army had reached one of those stages incident to the progress of a campaign and Is not ef fecting a new formation. The reports show that *here is only one road, and that a poor one, from the sea where the troops landed leading to Santiago. Along this the column necessarily has been obliged to move in a single column. The strong re connoitering forces were prudently thrown out ahead and it was with these that the engagement of Friday morning took place. Before undertaking a set battle, our army must be formed In regular battle array, not a single column front as it advances along the road. As part of this plan, the advance must halt and wait until the rear guard comes up. In the secretary's opinion the work was going on yesterday. The forces left Batquiri and were being hurried up to the front near Sevllla, where the Spaniards are supposed to he In force. Congratulate Shatter The president, in qulcS appreciation of Gen. Shatter's energy, has sent a cable gram congratulating him and the men composing his army on the excellent work they have done. Secretary Alger paid his tribute today, in the course of a short talk with an Associated Press reporter. He said he felt sure Shatter would prove him self to be a wise, brave ami prudent gen eral. He was particularly Impressed with one short statement In Shatter's dispatches received yesterday, stating that he wanted nothing, which the secretary regarded as an evidence of the self-reliant character of the man. Nevertheless, the secretary Is sending reinforcements with all possible haste. He believes Gen. Duffleld's troops to the number of 1300 which embarked four days ago from Newport News will arrive at Baiqulrl tomorrow and within four days 3000 more troops which leave Fort Monroe today will bo at the scene of action. In addition there will be a further movement of troops to Santiago just as soon as the men and transports are ready. Possibly Gen. Miles may go wijh them. If the troops are not needed when they arrive nothing will be lost, for they can be very well employed elsewhere and will have the advantage of seasoning. The secretary -took occasion to state again that Gen. Shatter is being allowed the widest liberty of action, unrestricted by unnecessary or ders from Washington. For this reason it is not possible to foretell Gen. Shatter's plan of operations against Santiago, the matter being entirely in his hands. Telegraph Service Gen. Greeley received a dispatch last night from Lieut. Col. Allen, in charge of the signal corps with Shatter's army. He said he was about to extend his line of tel egraphic communication westward from Playa del Este to Aguadores, which Is only half a dozen miles east of Morro cas tle and very much nearer the advance of the American army. This will be done by a shore cable which already exists be tween the two points. A field telegraph service has already been dispatched from Tampa, so that In the course of a few days Gen. Shatter win TfaVe a telegraph In his tent putting him in direct communication with Washington. Assistant Secretary Allen has been striv ing to procure for Gen. Shatter the tenders he desires for landing the heavier supplies of the army and the siege train. He has Just secured several colliers at Key West which, on account of their light draft, will serve admirably as tenders. These have been ordered to steam with all speed for Baiqulrl. They should reach there by Wednesday. The story printed by an English news paper of the killing of Capt. Bob Evans and some of his men in the conning tower of the lowa by a shell from the Spanish cruis er Vlzcaya Is pronounced at the navy de partment to be a cruel canard. No word has been received from Sampson today, and with a cable line near him it is not Imagined for a moment that he would fall to report immediately an occurrence of such gravity. BENNINGTON ARRIVES The Warship Goes to the Navy Yard for Repairs SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.—The United States steamship Bennington has arrived here from Honolulu, having left that point June 18. The Bennington will at once pro ceed to Mare Island, where she will be thoroughly overhauled on the dry dock. Her future movements are doubtful, but her officers hope to be ordered to Manila. Tho war vessel brought the largest consignment of mall ever received here at once from Hawaii. It consisted of private letters from volunteers bound to Manila, principally, but as both the Peru and Coptic, which left Honolulu after the departure of the Ben nington, have both arrived here, she brought no new news of the Islands. The officers of the Bennington speak in the highest terms of the conduct of the American soldiers in Honolulu. They were not allowed to spend a cent, and they got all they wanted to eat and drink. There was not a single instance where the hospi tality of the islanders was abused. CAMARA'S MET IS STOW RENDEZVVOTJSED AT FORT SAID The Spanish Ships Cannot Coal and Then Go Through the Canal List of the Ships PORT SAID, June 26.—Admiral Camara's squadron Is in the harbor, awaiting orders. It consists of the battleships Pelayo, Ad miral Camara's flagship; the Ironclad Em perador Carlos Qulnto, two armored cruis ers, three torpedo boats and five transports carrying 4000 troops. List of Vessels LONDON, June 26.—Lloyds' agent at Port Said telegraphs that the squadron consists of the Pelayo, the armored cruiser Em perador Carlos Qulntos, the torpedo-boat destroyers Osado, Audaz and Prosperlna, the transports Patrla, Buenos Ayres, the Isla de Espana y Colon, Covadonga, Rapida and San Francisco. , Want Our Fleet to Come MADRID, June 26, 5 p. m.—The arrival of the Spanish fleet at Port Said causes no surprise here, Admiral Camara having an nounced that he was going to the Philip pines. The threat of the American government to attack the Spanish coast has had no ef fect. A third squadron Is preparing for the defense of the coast. f A member of the cabinet, in an interview today, said: "Let them come. We will re ceive them as they deserve." Captain General Blanco telegraphs from Cuba that the American troops engaged in the Santiago combat were "the Twelfth and Seventh Infantry, four mounted squads of the First cavalry, four squads of the Twelfth and Elgh~th bodies of Tegular troops." The Americans, he says, had 12 killed, In cluding a captain. The Spaniards' losses are not yet announced. In view of the American threat to send a fleet to the peninsula, the government deems it advisable to be prepared for event ualities. The lights at certain ports have been extinguished, torpedoes have been prepared and additional guns have been mounted. The government has prohibited the dis patch of telegrams from Cuba announcing the arrival of vessels which have "forced the blockade." The queen regent has sanctioned the va rious measures which were adopted by the cortes. Cannot Coal LONDON, June 26.—A dispatch from Cairo says: If Admiral Camara coals at Port Bald, he would not, under the neutral ity law, be allowed to enter the Suez canal. It is supposed, If he traverses the canal, I that he will endeavor to obtain coal at Obock on the Gulf of Aden. Where Camara Will Coal NEW YORK, June 27.—A dispatch to the Tribune from Port Said, Egypt, says: Admiral Camara has mad* extensive arrangements for coaling his ships in the Rsd sea and Indian ocean. Trustworthy Information leads to the belief that the true objective point of Camara's fleet Is not , AMU3BMBNT3 Qurbank Theater »** a "*SM3fl» Spaeiai Ttyat/nae iParforman— ZtAurtday, fun* SO TTfoctjeska ••<*>•> 9tyary Stuart Tendered the Sisters of Mercy by Madame Modjeska for the benefit of O Jjfla Jfoma of /A* Suart/tan jfngal 0 Prices—2se, 60e, 76e, 11. CO Performance begins at 2:15 p. m. Beats now on sale. gurbanh Theater ,OHN «■ "V^ffiffffii A PRODUCTION NEW TO LOS ANGELES. 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GUESSING AT FLANS Newspaper Correspondents Handling the War Program CHICAGO, June 26.—A special to the Times-Herald from Washington says: The war managers are addressing them selves to the problems which now confront Major-General Shatter. They admit he has no easy task in effecting the capture of Cer a/era and Santiago. One of the officers of Major-General Miles' staff explains that the object of the campaign Is not so much the conquest of the city as the capture or destruction of Ad miral Cervera's fleet. He doubts the ability of the army to fight the Spanish vessels ef fectively, because, the ships are not only armored but have guns of greater size and range than thpse of the invading force. If the Americans attempt to mount their guns on the hills overlooking the Spanish fleet It is argued Cervera's guns will be able to drive them away. It may be necessary, ac cording to this officer to clear the way for Admiral Sampson's fleet to enter the bay and attack the enemy's armada. He thinks the first effort of the army will be to seize El Morro and perhaps aL Socapa, after the American war ships have bombarded the Spanish batteries Into a proper condlton of humility. He believes the forts will then be taken by assault, after which the channel to the bay can be cleared for the entrance of the American warships. He does not pretend to say how they will manage that fleet in the face of the concentrated fire of the Span ish ships Inside, but thinks American valor and Ingenuity may be relied upon to solve the problem. The investmentjtof Santiago may follow this movement so quickly as to make/It ap pear to be simultaneous, but this staff officer argues that the first blow will really be struck at the forts on the shore, i This difficulty is said to be one of the chief reasons for sending, sot large a. force of re inforcements to.General Shatter) for the Washington authorities wish to take no chance of failure. All Quiet at Iliolo HONG KONO, June S».-Ths Brltlih steamer Sunk-lane, from IMolo, June 2t, re ports that quiet prevails there, and no rebels were known to be In the vicinity. Two INDEX TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS Sampson's report of the killed and > wounded on the Texas. Terrible collision; Torrey's rough < riders killed In a railroad wreck. Camara and his fleet reach Port Bald, where they are awaiting orders. The fleet waiting for Cervera; It il believed the Spaniard will burn his ships. Third expedition to Manila aboard; < the soldiers In quarters on the ships and ready to sail. End of Hawaiian discussion nowhere in sight;, senators say they will pro long the discussion. v, 9m i ( i Another Alaskan fleet conies to grief; two river steamers towed back to port; passengers threaten to shoot the captains. Advance guard on to Santiago In sight of the forts; Generals Wheeler and Young report to Shatter; the sol diers reinforced by Cubans. Two of the great monitors reported badly damaged by Are from the forts of Morro; the navy department refuses to credit the news. Captain Luna, killed in the battle of La Quaslna, was of Spanish descent, but among the first to defend the Stars and Stripes. The Spanish press bitterly upbraids European governments for their re fusal to aid that country In the pres ent war; no hope of Intervention. Admiral Camara's fleet is at Port Bald; neutrality laws forbid the coal ing of the warships at that point, if they intend to pass through the canal. A quiet day; no news expected at Washington; McKinley sends con gratulations to Gen. Shatter; Alger satisfied with the way the campaign Is carried on. The insurgents have established i ' their capital at La Baperansa; the ■ • Isabel arrives, flying the Cuban flag . > and bringing news of recent engage- < ment In which the Spanish lost heav- < ■ Hy. +**++*++++++++**++* thousand Spanish and native troops held the place, and were erecting earthworks, but they were without artillery. The governor of Il'olo, it Is reported, ha* forbidden foreigners to mention any nows regarding the war. Ail the firms of 111010 were shipping sugar hastily, so as to get It off before the American* arrived. Food was scarce, and commanded high price*. The American cruiser from' San Francesco and the transport* bound for Manila had. not been sighted. Needs Explanation PARIS, June M.—The Tempi Sara: Th* hour has struck for the Spaniards to a*an-. don all illusions and to serve th* oeuntty by stroma; mtasures.