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March 8, 1900

It was wonderful and fully explained the ease with which our friends, the enemy, have, when beaten, been able to escape destruction. … He has shed all signs of the soldier, grabbed a white flag and some. agricultural tool and gone to work, hard, in the nearest field and shouted “viva America” when the hot American soldier again hove in sight. I caught many wearing two suits, one military, the other, underneath, civilian, so as to be ready for the quicker transformation.