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Title: America’s war for humanity related in story and picture, embracing a complete history of Cuba’s struggle for liberty, and the glorious heroism of America’s soldiers and sailors
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898
Publisher: New York, St. Louis, N.D. Thompson Publishing Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ted, and we see the shop-men bringing out goods tothe ladies to look at. Theseladies themselves look so fas-cinating in their white dressesand lace mantillas thrownover their hair, with a rosejust over the ear, as we see inpictures; and most of themcarry large fans, sparklingwith jewels. As we walk along, wecan see into all the houses, for they look exactly as if the whole front of the house was rolled up, afterthey open the immense windows; and in every house you always see tworows of chairs arranged opposite each other, and ladies always sit oppositethe gentlemen, never beside them, which would be considered bad form.We can see the beds, with their linen covers of lovely drawn-work. Everyone goes to bed in the middle of the day, and all business is suspended for anap after noon. Everything is done very early in the morning and in theevening, and in fact I felt, after being there a week, like prowling all nightwith the cats! I felt too languid to move after noon, and soon found out I
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MAJOR-GENERAL JOSEPH WHEELER. 470 AMERICAS WAR FOR HUMANITY. could not do as I would at home. This is what will bother our troops; asthey cannot stand the hot sun, they will have to fight in the night. Santiago has no drainage and is filthy. The better class go away inthe summer, just as we do, but the nigs and coolies do not mind it. As we sat on Mr. L.s piazza that evening, on the crest of the hill, andlooked over the lovely harbor, and down through an avenue of palms andbanana trees waving in the clear moonlight, I thought, What a lovely landthis is! but after walking down this avenue to the landing across the littlerailroad track which goes to his plantation, and getting into the little boat togo out to the steamer, I saw big sharks, with their mouths wide open to eatme, and it did not seem quite so romantic; but I live to write this, althoughthere was one particular shark that stuck by, hoping I would drop into hiscapacious mouth, and I left him gaping after us as we steamed away
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