No. 724.
Mr. Hall to Mr. Fish.


The consul at Santiago did everything possible to save lives and secure the rights of our citizens under treaty. His right of protest was ignored.

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Before news of capture reached here, first four were shot. Before instructions to the consul could reach Santiago de Cuba, those reported yesterday were also shot. Evidently it was determined to carry out the massacre before instructions could reach there from Spain to spare life.