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CONTENTS

CHAPTER IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Declaration of Cuban Independence-First Constitutional Con-

vention—The First Government of Ministers Founders of the

Cuban Government–Desperate Efforts of Campos Disadvan-

tages of the Cubans-Plantation Work Forbidden-Campaigns by

Maceo and Gomez-Losses of the Spaniards at Sea-Reenforce-
ments from Spain Welcomed-Cuban Headquarters at Las Tu-
nas-Invasion of Matanzas-Defeat and Narrow Escape of Cam-
pog_Action of the Autonomists Loyalty Pledged to Campos
State of Siege in Havana-Campos Recalled to Spain.

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Departure of the Spanish Forces from Cuba-Treaty of Peace
Between the United States and Spain-Cuba to be Made Inde-
pendent—The Cuban Debt-First American Government of Inter-
vention—The Roll of Spanish Rulers from Velasquez in 1512 to
Castellanos in 1899—Relations between Americans and Cubans
Disbandment of the Provisional Government and Demobilization
of the Cuban Army-A Mutinous Demonstration-Paying Off the
Cuban Soldiers.

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American Occupation of Cuba-General Wood's Administration
at Santiago His Antecedents and Preparation for His Great
Work-A Formidable Undertaking-Conquering Pestilence-Or-
ganization of the Rural Guards-American Administration at
Havana and Throughout the Island-Grave Problems Confront-
ing General Brooke-Agricultural and Industrial Rehabilitation
Reorganizing Local Government–Triumphal Progress of Maximo
Gomez-Unification of Sentiment Among the People-Finances of
the Island-Church and State-Marriage Reform-Franchises Re-
fused–The Census-Improving the School System.

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CHAPTER XIII . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Election of the First Cuban Government-Candidates for the
Presidency—Tomas Estrada Palma Chosen by Common Consent
-General Maso's Candidacy—The Election-Close of the Ameri-
can Occupation-A Festal Week in Havana-Transfer of Author-
ity to the Cuban Government—The Cuban Flag at Last Raised
in Sovereignty of the Island President Roosevelt's Estimate of
General Wood's Work in Cuba-President Palma's Cabinet-
His First Message - The United States Naval Station-Reciprocity
Secured after Discreditable Delay at Washington.

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CHAPTER XVII. . . . . . . . . . . . . 312

The Fourth Presidential Campaign-Candidacy and Career of
Mario G. Menocal-His Brilliant Work in the War of Indepen-
dence and in the Sugar Industry-Sketch of Enrique José Varona
-Dr. Rafael Montoro's Distinguished Career-His Diplomatic
Services and Literary Achievements President Menocal's Cabinet
-His Aims and Plans for His Administration-First Message
to Congress-Factional Obstruction-Paying Off Old Debts
Trying to Abolish Gambling—The Civil Service-Controversy
Over the Asbert Amnesty Bill-A Small Insurrection.

CHAPTER XVIII . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

Reelection of President Menocal-Features of the Campaign-

Liberal Conspiracy to Invalidate the Election by Revolutionary

Means-Disputed Elections—The Double Treason of José

Miguel Gomez-Outbreak of a Carefully Planned Insurrection

Intrigues of Orestes Ferrara in the United States-Vigorous Mili-

tary Action of President Menocal-American Assistance Wisely

Declined-Capture of the Rebel Chieftain—Efforts of the Insur-
gents at Devastation-Continuance of the Rebellion by Carlos
Mendieta-Dr. Ferrara Warned by the American Government-
Attempts to Assassinate President Menocal-Clemency Shown to
Criminals-Attitude of the United States Government-Some
Plain Talk from Washington.

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