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Volume XVI.
Number 42.
General Shatter Reports That he Must Have Reinforcements as
Forces now in the Field are Insufficient to Capture the City
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.
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
the gen-nuniiier
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:
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
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.
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
defenses 1
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
dinars were ri
and mown
and solid
with rifle
down with the lm.ee
projectiles from the
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
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.
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
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
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
Dewey's Rcinforcments Were
v Disembarking July 1st.
Hong Kong,
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
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.
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
this morning I sent a demand for
Fall of Rattle
O verhanging
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
'ossible to
wave of
was not
ties here
al tent ion
sit iia t ion
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
Sived the Artillery Though at Fearful
Madrid. July
(Jeneral lilanco
nient under dale
o. 10 a. un
reports to the
of Julv 1st. as
govern -follows:
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
The DesiriJGtion
Of Genera's Fleet
Sampson's Fleet Engages the Squadron of the
Spanish Admiral and Blows
It to kingdom Come
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.
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
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
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
in the
information contained in the
statement was received early
evening, but it was not announced
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
"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
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
Camara s
Fleet is Still
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.
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
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
ic the
o a
rem a rk
bv the
Spain, it is sul
fur peace on hou
not thought she
cnfii t
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
President M'-KinS'-v. Why wait till
suffering has hardened the hearts of the
Americans am! sf rengt hem-d the nation's
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."

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