25 JANUARY 1896, Page 19

The Spaniards are thoroughly weary of the tactics of Marshal

Martinez Campos, who, with a hundred thousand troops at his disposal, finds it impossible to crush some fifty thousand Cuban rebels. They have consequently resolved to stake all upon one throw, have recalled the Marshal, or rather compelled him to resign, and have appointed General Weyler in his place. General Weyler is a most gallant and competent • officer, who in 1::0 crushed the rebellion in Cuba by cruelty

so shocking that he nearly brought the Washington Govern- ment into the field. He pledges himself publicly, this time, not to be cruel, but it is quite possible that the Americans, aghast at his appointment, may recognise the insurgents as belligerents, and thus encourage their numerous sympathisers in the Southern States to rush to their aid. General Weyler takes with him twenty thousand more troops ; and with him in command, the struggle is pretty certain to be bloody and short. In his final speeches at Havana, Marshal Campos confesses that his heart has not been :n the undertaking, and, unless we misread him, threatens a movement against the Government

• in Spain.