Juky 11, 1898
The New York Times is reporting that Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria has returned to her home in Vienna after spending time in Madrid. The young archduchess is the granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef.
On the same day, the Berlin correspondent of the London Standard wrote: "The Queen Regent is willing to open peace negotiations with the United Stats without any mediation of the powers, provided the conditions are not too severe.
"Her maximum concession at present is a declaration of the independence of Cuba."