General Lee to Mr. Day.
Three newspaper offices, not four, as previously cabled, were attacked yesterday by Spanish officers and mob. Saw mob assault two; saw soldiers sent to protect them fraternizing with mob; two attacks were attempted to-day. I am told that troops massed inside of palace to protect Governor-General shout “Death to autonomy! Death to Blanco!” (Uncertainty exists whether Blanco can control the situation. If demonstrated he can not maintain order, preserve life, and keep the peace, or if Americans and their interests are in danger, ships must be sent, and to that end should be prepared to move promptly. Excitement and uncertainty predominates everywhere.