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RALEIGH, N. C, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1898. Number 42. General Shatter Reports That he Must Have Reinforcements as Forces now in the Field are Insufficient to Capture the City the GEN- LINARES BADLY WOUNDED The Spanish Commander's Wound is Said to be of a Most Serious Nature Santiago has Been Literally Torn to Pieces, and Amid the Fearful Wreck and Ruin the Spanish Casual ties Number ruliy a Thousand a Loss Equalling our Own. THE DEPARTMENT WILL RUSH REINFORCEMENTS effect of three l;iys' shock of arms. I elinito, positive information was at hand, that Santiago had been literally torn to pieces, ami that in the wreck ami ruin of demolished buildings the Span- i Fh casualties numbered fully 1,000. This ,. r cl r I was a fitting offset to any qualms raised IrwrpnfUarc Now on 1 heir Way. Irombhal-j ,IV (h( n.lMH.ts from the American lines. This information came lrom one ot tne foreign consuls stationed at Santiago. With Fifteen Thousand Iroops Other I roc OS wlm reported to the representative 01 nis coiintrv in asliington tlie leariui navoe a e at Key West or on Their Way to Shifter w ithin the city wrought by the Ameri- ; i ji. ii . ret. . .1 : can armv ;inu me neei. i ne niMiw thou; such the gen-nuniiier The Icr lo Tampa, Where They Will be Loaded Fifteen Thousand Troops- Officiiils Hrpc to Have From "I hi iy-two to Thirly five Thousand Troops, Ou'sidc cf the Cuban Forces, Under Shafter Within the Net Ten Day?. "Washington, D. ('., duly .'J. From I he he.it and carnage of the bittlelield of Santiago, where for the last three days the American forces have pressed for ward against an intrenched army, Cen eral Shafter tolay sent the following dis patch summarizing the situilion: SIIAFTFK'S DISPATCH. Camp near Sevilla. ( uba. .July .. e j hae the town well invested n the nrth j and cast. 1ml with a very thin line, i 1'pon ;ippra -hing it we tind it of such a tharaeter and the defenses so strong it; will be impossible to i-arry it by storm! with my present forces. Our losses up: to date will :i ggregat e a thousand, but' list has not yet been math, lint little; iiUiitss outside of exhaustion from in-j (en-... bc;it ami exertion of the battle of the day before yesterday and the al- most constant lire which is kept up on the trendies. Wagon road to the rear is. kept up with some difficulty on ti-nmut i of rains but 1 will be able to use it for the present. Jen. "Wheeler is seriously j ill and will probably have to go lo the. rear to-day. (Jen. Young also very ill:: conlined to his bed. (Jen. Hawkins slightly wounded in foot. During sortie made by enemy last night which was1 handsomely repulsed, the behavior of ll e troops was magnificent. (Jen. (Jarcia! reported he holds the railroad from San-, iago to San Luis and has burned a1 bridge and removed some rails also that ifii. 1 'a ndo has arrrived at Palma and that the French Consul with about four hundred French citizens came into his line yesterday from Santiago. Have di-j e rd him to treat them with every , courtesy possible. SHAFTEII. i Major General, j ALGER'S PI I PLY. j Washington. July ; 'l .i Jcm-ral Shafter: The 1 'resilient directs me to say that; on hac the gratitude and thanks of thej nation tor tlie brilliant ami effective work of your noble army on Friday, .luly 1. Tim steady valor and heroism of i officers and men thrill the American1 people with pride. The country mourns1 the brave men who fell in battle. They, have added new names to our roll of he- r es. P. A. ALGEK. Secretary of War. The dispatch speaks for itself, and. as Adjutant General Corbin said, tells what a desperate tight our trail. int troops have been in. It was received at noon today, a t ier :i lull of nearly thirty-six hours in the official information from the tit At first, when it became known that the American defenses 1 d' the cle; sill city, even before the battle "was rly shown by the action of this con in serving out rations of one half pound daily to his fellow countrymen, a few hundred in number, for the last month. Evidently there was m food i buy: the Spanish military forces had taken every available pound: only by this official distribution of rations to the foreign colony could they be kept from starvation. Then came the brief but graphic recital of the terrible effect !' the American attack from land ami sea. The hurst in;: shells from our tleet ha-1 done the greatest damage inside of the Iblil dinars were ri died and mown and solid with rifle down with the lm.ee projectiles from the city, shot. shell ships. Most serious of all. the Spinish com mander. General Linares, occupying a place similar to that of General Shaft"; in the American army, was seriously wounded. The last fact had been grudgingly ad mitted from Madrid.- but the rcpoi f reaching here left no doubt is to the se riousness of 1his feature. With it was th" further fact that the Spanish casual ties, even behind entrenchments, ran up to a thousand, ami was equal to that of the fearless men who fought in the open. With all the lights furnished on 'the situation, official and unofficial, direct and indirect, it was apparent that each side had suffered terribly, with now a period of lull for those in responsibilitv to measure their conditions, bury their ead. car" for their wounded, and pre pare for the graver conflict vet to come. re-ex- pcrience of the was directed to lion. The future Shafter are well been made known in his dispatch, but ii was deemed advisable not to make 4 'is portion public, as it would serve to advise the enemy of the American pi ins. l! can only be said that Gen. Shafter' s forces will be strongly and favorahly loe.-ited with the guns of the American ships, serving: as an additional protection to heir front. po infertements will be hurried to them, which will be ample for any emergency whether it be storm or seigo. With Santiago partially wrecked and tilled with a thousand dead and wounded, the condition there is desperate, even criti !. there ;s little likelihood of anv aggregate ,m.UMM men, eral had no idea that would bv anv means be necssary combined American ami Cuban forces under the command of Gen. Shafter amount, approximately, lie said, to !!. Otto men, while those available for the Spaniards were probably o-NOOO soldiers. These included, however, the men at Iloiguin, presumably about 10.000, and the force- under another Spanish general amounted to about S.000 men. (Jen. Miles did not say whether the two bod ies of men last referred to had actually joined (Jen. Linares, but the under standing is hero that they have not. Col. Humphries is in charge of the trans port service whh Shaffer's army, and lit will semi back to Tampa the vessels that can be spared as rapidly as possi-,, bio. In fact word has been received that the transports had started lor the tinted States tins morning. If possible the War . 1 epartment semi 1. ".)() men from Tampa on those transports. Six vessels have recently loaded with men. ammunition, arms, sup plies, etc.. and are now either at Key West or on their way to reinforce Shat ter's army. Included in this expedition are some batteries of artillery. In all, (hose forces constitute about li.-'OO ifT 'u :.0(!0 men. (Jen. Miles, in the course of a brief talk, said to-day that (Jen. Shafter might contemplate the withdrawal of his forces to the highlands in the direction of Sibo- go threatening to bombard the city. I believe the place will be surren- wilLr- def-ed. This contradicts the report that O General Shafter has fallen back. ney, where they would This, however, would expedient enabling the !e near the sea. be a temporary soldiers to rest and prepare for the work officers in the expedition from Tampa les .he President and his war advisors m lined calm throughout the trvin" ay. All their attention the work of prepara movements of General established. Thev had ea d.; Spanish sorties m force under such circumstances, but the possibility is still open that the Spanish irarrison may seek relief by evacuating the city and retiring Jo the mountain paths to the north. Iiu the Ameriean plan is for offensive, vijror us action ami with the full resources f men and arms at the command of the country. As Gen. Miles said T.O.OOO men if ne(.,l be. will move on Santiago: if ' ' "' needed. Uien it will be T.i.OlW) 1 (1! lesson of Santiago has e .. serve l oniv hen it became known that the' ( , . ' ..,..,,;., ...i set x -u m , s,.ndillir 1o Shatter. They are n commander had reported the K ! J. nr earm;shmss throurh- N ym.k ull(h,r (,rJt.rs for T.,.n f o be so strong it. would be im- : ( 'I'' t official lite at thej ahead. The officials hope to rush the rein forcements to (Jen. Shafter so that then; will be from :5lnm to :;r,(H)( men under his command within the next ten day.; and sooner if this can be arranged. Tji) is exclusive of the insurgents. d" wholYf (Jen. (Jarcia has boon able to brin to Shatter's command, approximately 4. ' men. There were about 1..000 men and that set out than a month airo. these bavo since neeu renitorceii ny ine troops of F.riiradier (Jeneral DutTield's command amounting lo :i.ilO men and consist iuir "f the Thirty-third ami Thirty-fourth Michigan and the Ninth Mas sachusetts regiments. The tirst l.JJOO of Gen. Duffield's briirade have been with Shafter for a week while the re mainder have just debarked. lurin the past week a second expedition of larirc proportions was scheduled to leave Tam pa, carrying a good portion of (Jen. Si mon Snyder's division of the Fourth corps as reinforcements for (Jen. Shaf ter. Asisstant Secretary Meiklejohn said to-day that eleven transports were available to carry Snyder's troops, and w hile without any official informal ien on tJie subject, he assumed that proba bly .".((() of them were now on their way in these transports to join those in Santiago province. The other troops to be sent to the aid of Gen. Shatter will, according to the understanding here, bo the remaining portion of (Jen. Sny der's division and such other regiments now at Tampa, who are best equipped and ready for active work. (Jen. llrooke. commanding at Chit kamauga, has al ready received instructions to have fif teen regiments prepared for immediate movement. Gen. Snyder's division which was under orders for Santiago includes the following: Eleventh and Nineteenth infantry of the regular army. First District of Columbia. Second New York. Fifth Maryland. Third Pennsyl vania. One Hundred Fifty-seventh In diana and First Ohio. Gen. ( Jarretson's brigade, now at Camp Alger, is under orders also for Santiago. Garretson's brigade is com posed of the Sixth Illinois, Sixth Massa chusetts and the Eighth Ohio volunteer regiments. The army officials fooling that they have profited by the exper iences in preparing the first expedition, say bettor time Avill be made with those to follow. The Mohawk and the Mississippi, two vessels of the American transport line, just acquired by the government, have facilities for about 1,N00 men and ani mals and probably will be utilized in They are now a. OUR TROOPS hi LftSfATCAVlTE Dewey's Rcinforcments Were v Disembarking July 1st. Hong Kong, 4.- bhe Unite 1 Stales oispateh boat Zatiro. which left Civice. Manila harbor, on July 1st. has arrived here. She reports that the American troops in the transports City of Sydney. City of Peking and Australia, convoyed l.v the Charleston, arrived at Cav;I" an June ."oth, having taken the Luliem Islands on the way and having left men there. The Spanish governor and other offi cials captured were brought to Cavite. ,1 he United States troops commenced to disembark at Cavite on Julv "Ist. SHAFTER DEMANDS SANTIA GO'S SURRENDER. ihv immediate surrender of Saul in- t Washington. July 0. The ing statement was to-night at the White House: General Shafter telegraphs I Maya .lei Este, Julv 11 follow given Early this morning I sent a demand for "ADMIRAL SAMPSON lilac Fall of Rattle Santiago. SATISFIED. O verhanging (Copyright On board patch boat 1'. via Fort A. Kingston. 1S0N by Associated Press.) the Associated Press dis Cynthia, off Santiago, July Antonio. July '2, p. m., and July '.. ':b a. in. A half hour after the bombardment ceased this 'morning. Rear Admiral Sampson said to a correspondent of the Associated Press lhal he was well satislied with the re sults and deemed the attack the most destructive yet made by the American navy on Santiago. He also believed, he .suiii. " tual tin1 moral euecl woiiiu in sure to le good and would tern hearten the Spanish troops and encour age our own. While the Admiral av.-is talking with the correspondent an orderly reported to Captain Chadwick. who was present in the Admiral's cabin, that the Spaniards had raised a very small Hag on the wes tern tower of Morro Castle to replace the colors sent to earth by the Oregon's thirteen inch guns. Captain Chadwick laughed, saying: "Oil, well, wo will just have to knock that down too, when we get ready." As soon as the bombardment closed Admiral Sampson sent an officer on shore to communicate with the land forces and expressed eagerness to learn what was being done on shore. Neither lie nor Captain Chadwick said so in plain terms, but it was evident that both believed that Santiago would be ours by sunset to-day. IJoforo the Cynthia had gained an offing of ten miles from El Morro. at the entrance to Santiago harbor, huge columns of gun-powder smoke could be seen slowly climbing skyward, against the background of the mountain at w hose b ise Santiago lies. Py eleven o'clock this morning the smoke covered the entire valley in. which the city is ami had grown into the semblance of a huge, silver grey pall, edged with black. 'ossible to i present wave of was not ties here al tent ion sit iia t ion Th I TIM' tin. Ill lit VTOl-Ml Vl!ll his ' . . ... . .1 .i I ' I I 1 1 , I 1 1 1 1( loree, mere was nioiiieo i a i n. loop apprehension. Rut thi ! diared by the military autlmri- ' All their energies, all their ! wis turned to mooting the as presented bv (Jeneral Shaffer "I'e Was neither liim. iw.v .licmwit toll ...I. IK'I II.-.T.'II.".. to take account of what had gone be fore, when the fact was plain lhat the American army had fouirhl its wav inch by inch under dense tropical it I- i nia.ing sun. throu vegetation, steadilv ad vancing and beating back the foe", fak ing position after position, until, as Gen eral Shafter reported, the town was well invested on the north and east by the long drawn-out line of American troops. Tint was sufficient tribute to the valor of our brave men. and if silenced ad cavil over the conditions now presented by General Shafter. It was a time for action, for reinforcements, and toward the execution of this end every effort of the administration was at once turned. Rut there was other information of :1 different tenor, coming rtotmi me s i mo time. The can army was oapi.ai and Ihere is a deeii set I to meet hevoie fninliliniw with heroic treatment. Following the receipt of Gen. Shaffer's telegram, there was a hurried war can l'enee at the Whit,. Hons,.. Secretarv -.ei accompanie.l ,v (;(n Uorbin. ; reached there a few minutes before 1 o clock, and they wore imiuediatelv cios I efed with the President. Secretary At i ger brought the Shafter dispatch' with j him and also a map and other data ne ' eessary for the important meeting about j to take place. Gen. Corbin was with ! the President and the Secretary for a , few minutes, and then hurried back to the War Department where he made I public such portion of Gem Shatter's dispatch as was compatible with the pub lic interest. Assistant Secretary Meikle john, who has a thorough knowledge of the transport service, was also hastily summoned and reached the White House about 1 o'clock. The conference lasted . for some time. Gen. Miles, who also was at the White House, said that reinforcements would! be rushed to the ussistnneA of (ion GEN. LINARES WOUNDED. Sived the Artillery Though at Fearful Cost. Madrid. July (Jeneral lilanco nient under dale o. 10 a. un reports to the of Julv 1st. as Captain govern -follows: s!v Ameri-1 uot alone feeling the Shatter and if necessary these ATOuldl spite all efforts to do so." "At noon today the enemy vigorom attacked Santiago and succeeded in tak ing the advance ositions of Lomas and San Juan after a vehement resistance Listing throe hours on our part. V ' Avero able to save our artillery, though half the troops were placed hors do com bat. General Linares was seriously wounded in the left leg and relinquished his command to (Jeneral Toral. The enemy in considerable force attacked the village of EI Caney this morning', but wore repulsed by (Jeneral Vara. The light was resumed this evening and ended in El Caney itse"if. being taken after a vigorous resistance on our parr. Our losses were heavy. I have no news from the Esci rio and Carosa columns with which I found it impossible to communicate, de- nd overhanging the greatest struggle of the present war. Up to the hour mentioned the fleet was still visible and now signs of a renewed bombardment are to be seen. from the fleet nothing whatever could have been soon of the light in and around Santiago, which is not more vis ible from the sea than is Philadelphia from the Atlantic, and it is doubtful even whether the sound of cannonading could make its way to the shore line, since the breeze was not from the bind. To the correspondent Admiral Samp son reiterated his feeling of surety that Hobsou and bis comrades of the Merri mic are safe in the town of Santiago. Roth Admiral Sampson and Captain Chadwick looked well, though tired, while both evidently enjoyed a modest bottle of appollinaris after the roar of the eight inch guns was over for the time. The DesiriJGtion Of Genera's Fleet Sampson's Fleet Engages the Squadron of the Spanish Admiral and Blows It to kingdom Come SANTIAGO IS SURELY DOOMED, The Destruction of the Fleet Removes the Most Serious Obstacle to Shatter's Occupation of the Citv During the Battles of Friday and Saturday Cervera Did Awful Execution by Shell- thc American Troops-Immediate Surrender is Nov; Expected. ing Washington. July I from Cuba affords the just reason for I ion of t his. i he - i lorious new s American people an enthusiastic colehra j nation's natal day. Ad- miral Sampson has accomplished the work he was directed to perform when he left Key West for tic southern coast of Cuba. lie was ordered to find and destroy ('ervera's licet. Several weeks ago Commodore Schley located ihe licet in the Hay of Santiago. Yesterd ty. at" tor being lMttled helpless in the harbor for weeks, the Heel was destroyed. Nothing now remains of the Spanish sttuadron h::' shattered and burning hulks. In addition to the splendid work a complished by Admiral Sampson. (Jen oral Shatter in command of the laud forces, before Santiago, had so far pro gresr-ed in the carrying out of his plans for the reduction of the city that at JO::;o yesterday morning he demanded ... -- - ii... i.... ..i- :.... k to dis- IMtltn-o i;n f seiieiMiei i lie- in forces. At 4:. yesterday allernoon (Jen. Shatter's demand had not been complied with so far as the war officials here were aide to ascertain. That the demand will be complied with, however, (Jen. Shafter fully believes, and that the stars and stripes will on this Fourth of July be raised over the former capital of Cuba is reguarded as practically cer tain. Shortly after 1 o'clock this morn ing Assistant Secretary of the Navy Al len left the White House hastily and go ing directly to the department, posted the following upon th" bulletin board: Tha t is enough for me. 1 1 lor the Fourth of July." The tieet of Admiral Cervera a oie of the finest Spain posvrvsed. Three ot the cssels. the A 1 1 1 ) 11': I lite 1 1 C-l i.h. the Yi'oaya and the Crisloh.il Col.n, hit" modern armored cruFers ot the i -1 clis. The Yi.caya was of tl.- T.'sei (on disphlcelllellt . .".P feet long, an I h'-avdv armored, her belt armor i i i i '2 indie in thickness and her deck armor hiio inches. Her main armament cmi-.i-iril of 1 wo 1 l-iinli, p ,V.- inch llontoii.. gllU. She e.l llied vi torpedo iil'ics. w I - ea table of a speed rate of iweiity knot and her complement was ."oti men. The Almiriutc OiUendo w.iv. ji, almost every respect a duplicate of tie- 'iy.caa. The CrF'ohal Colon had a di-placi -iiiciit of i;.Sti tons and wa- led long. She had six-inch niiiot-. h,,i!i at the water line and at the m-.n portion and l.o inch armor on h."- deck. Her main imminent consisted of tv ' in "i and ten -inch rapid fire tnw. ; i 1.7 iinh and lour torpedo tuhs. She w.t capable if a speed of twelllv knots ;ii i carried a complement of -!." men. ; tlie remaining vessels of the th el. fh Furor and Terror were torp.d boa! a sf rovers and the Ileina Mr les wa. an old vessel that wis sunk a short tbii airo by a shell from Samp-o.i s -:ei. Tin Terror was not with the fF.-l a I Saut: a San lt in repair- mad" with ii;,. .l-.ro. but is supposed to b Forto I.'i'-o. undergoing ip'cevs.iry by an encounter Fa ul a few days ago. In iddi'iou to th" above n.ein i-.it. -l "'"Is (here Were 1 Wo loll'cd I bolls : collier in the Spanish fleet figm Whether the collier W.ls :i S.'lifii.g deemed to be reliable author-: ""' ! "", known. It is reported on what isj ml 1 1 . ity that Admiial Sampson's fleet today engaged the licet of Admiral Cervera and entirely destroyed it. now HMiiAMi i;i;i;.i;is it. I'oth Sides Have Show it Courage Very High Ord.r. .1 a J lie imes I his mi l n lighting at Fl ( '.new I lie above in the information contained in the statement was received early evening, but it was not announced As eo1l- tint ii several hours later. 1 . .. T A 1 ...... ii resu hi us receipt, nowevcr. a fereiic. of prominent officials was held' at the While House immediately. Those present at the conference besides the, President wore Vice-President IJobart Secretary Day. Secretary Fung. Seercta-. ry Alger. Postmaster (Jeneral Smith.! Jeneral Miles, Adjutant (Jeneral Cor bin, (Jeneral (Juy V. Henry, and Senator lianna. The information was discussed in all its phases. Tlie news sent by both (Jen. Shatter and Fieutenant Col onel Allen, was rec-ived with intense satisfai tion. It wa.s taken to indicate j not only that Admiral Sampson had ac complished magnificently the task to; which he bail been set, but it a I ,ond in. Julv illg. tb.-eils.silig (he s.l s; "le th sales have sh, courage of a m yy hFh older, ami it is hard to ay whether the splendid dah. ami bravery of the Americans .-idvam-e in the teeth of a galling lire or the stubborn ten acity of the Spanish defense js (he jnole admirable. "Ih.th si,', the splendid a i i versa ries. "It F a pity that enemies who show themselves such worthy focim-ii j, H. fie'd caiiiiont see their way to save bloodshed by coming immediately lo an arrangement on the inevitable basis. The Spaniards haw amply vindicated their honor, and. if they were w ie they would now pr- ihcir common sense by offer- have learned to appreciate military qualities of theii nig terms to . iii' h if t h"v was in mu ST K I-: N ( J T 1 1 10 N I N ( J 1 ) H F EX S F S. The Spaniards Are Fusy on Homo De fenses. (Jihraltar. July Ten thousand Span ish troops ami : M civilians are employed on the defenses of Algociras, on the west side of the bay of (Jihraltar. It is reported that the Spanish forces in this district will be raised to LTt.OOil men. Camara s TOO KOUOH TO COAL. Outside tie Fleet is Still Harbor. Port Said. July "..Admiral Camara s fleet is outside the harbor. The weather yesterday ami today h is been too heavy for the Spanish vessels to coal. OKD NOT IN RATTLE. His Ma- Keported Killed, but Telegraphs Sjster I To is Unhurt. Fort Thomas. Ky.. July 'k Mrs. son. wife of Lieutenant Mason, of the Sixth regular infantry, sister to Lieu tenant Ord. of the Sixth, who was re ported killed in General Shaffer's dis patch tonight, received a telegram from her brother. Lieutenant Ord. at PI ay a Del Este today saying. "I am alive and well. Am on General Hawkins' staff; was not iu the battle at all. proved that (Jon. Shafter stronger position than the War ottjeuus had been led to believe he held. One of the officials who attended the confer once said, after the news had been offi cially announced, that it very materially modified the seriousness of the situation. The destruction of the fleet, which was not confirmed until a few minutes be fore the news was given to tin removes by far the most serious to the occupation of Santiago American land forces. During the almost continu. us of Friday and Saturday report lhat :h( rsojnHsh fleet did av.fr tion by shelling the American vi o clearly' almost eertainlv I h! their opponents. Wee reasonable. be discussed ill a ous spirit." London, July I.- The editorials Daily (Jmphic ami. Times fairly sent the opinions of the Loudon m-v peis. There is )l0 word of blame, rather urn-tinted admiration for tcrnn Would gener ic the repre- pa- bllt 'en. Shatter's all o a rem a rk tougher that task pul .lie- obstacle bv the Spain, it is sul fur peace on hou not thought she cnfii t show CXecll- F is regarded as unlikelv tl at with tin tleet lying in the lay. (Jenci-.il Shattti's forces would have been able safely to occupy Santiigo. After the redui-tio-i ami capture of the outer defenses of the city by (Jeneral Shafter. it became neces sary that Admiral Cervera's th i r Iu eliminated from the equation. Its elimi nation av.-is executed by Admiral Samp son, thus leaving the way open for ihe continued ndvmcr of Shaffer'; troops upon the city. Details of the destruction of (.'ervera's fleet have not been received at this writ ing by either the War or X-ivy Depart ments. Whether Sampson's ships enter ed the harbor and there itta'-ked and annihilated the Spanish squadron. or whether Cervera made a desperate lasli past the sunken Merrimac to tin- ocean beyond, in the hoe that he might b" able to save at leas a parr of his rleet. his not been official! v 'ascertained. Adjutant (Jeneral Corbin voiced the feelings of every one of the officials when he said: "I don't care how the I fleet was destroyed. It was destroyed. aaverv. yet iinerna i;iios antiag than she anticipated. g' sred. might now sue liable terms but ii b is likely lo do si,. The Standard says: "On tin- whole, whi press too highly our gallant bearing' of the American troops. It appears lo US Inat the pro-peel before the Fnitod States is one sufficiently ominous to make this a moment when a wi.-e approach on the part of Spain to ward peace on reasonable terms, might to be received with much ahnritv bv i!e we cannot family pride in e-the President M'-KinS'-v. Why wait till suffering has hardened the hearts of the Americans am! sf rengt hem-d the nation's resolve." The Daily (Jraphic, in its editorial ob serves: "The signal gallantry and devo tion displayed by both Spaniard and Aim-rii-aiis must be recognized. The behavior of the Americans sends a thrill of pride throughout the Anglo-Saxon world. The story of the splendid man ner in which the Kough Riders carried San Juan is instinct with the indomita ble spirit of Fahikava." The Daily (Jraphic says, however. "The blunder lies deeitor than any mere temporary uiiscah-ulatitin." adding that "the Americans cast their net too wide ly, as it might have boon better to have left Santiago ami Manilla alone and to have concentrated their efforts upou Havana."