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all future tire." 6.
This decision to seize the hole oi the Islands came as
a surprise to the people and in.eaia tely net rith a vell or
The lation greeted the neus rith the fol
"Dispatches from Paris and washingüen
Yet a change in policy of such
Bryan's Interview 0: December 13th.
Ir. Dryan's regiment had been stationed near Savannah
6. Stanwood, II, p. 23.
during the latter part of the war.
He had refrained from mak
ing any announcements of party policy during his period of service. On the day folloving his discharge he save an inter
view to the press in which he outlined the attitude which he
took to the treaty of peace, the terms of which were known,
having signed on the 10th.
The entire interview was given in
the New York Sun and I give it as I found it there in a nevis
"SRYAN'S TONGUE UNLOOSED
"Savannah, Ga., Dec. 13 - Colonel
"The silence which has made Colonel
lly reason for leavins the army was set forth in my letter to the AdjutantGeneral tendering my resignation. llow that the treaty of peace has been concluded, I believe that I can be more useful to my country as a civilian than as a soldier.
" "Col. Bryan then proceeded to the discussion of the public questions, saying:
"The people of the United States, having rescued Cuba from foreign control, may now re sure the discussion of the domes