With Speaker Cannon Through the Tropics

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Book Print, 1907 - 410 pages

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Page 375 - The doctrine promulgated by President Monroe has been adhered to by all political parties, and I now deem it proper to assert the equally important principle that hereafter no territory on this continent shall be regarded as subject of transfer to a European. power.
Page 279 - In so far as is consistent with the nature of a provisional government established under authority of the United States, this will be a Cuban government conforming, as far as may be, to the constitution of Cuba.
Page 213 - ONE night came on a hurricane, The sea was mountains rolling, When Barney Buntline turned his quid, And said to Billy Bowling: "A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill; Hark! don't ye hear it roar, now? Lord help 'em, how I pities them Unhappy folks on shore now!
Page 214 - And as for them who're out all day On business from their houses, And late at night are coming home, To cheer their babes and spouses, — While you and I, Bill, on the deck Are comfortably lying, My eyes! what tiles and chimney-pots About their heads are flying!
Page 376 - During the whole contest the remarkable exhibition has been made of large numbers of Cubans escaping from the island and avoiding the risks of war, congregating in this country, at a safe distance from the scene of danger, and endeavoring to make war from our shores, to urge our people into the fight which they avoid, and to embroil this Government in complications and possible hostilities with Spain.
Page 279 - Alejandro Rodriguez, in command of the Rural Guard and other regular Government forces, and General Carlos Roloff, Treasurer of Cuba. "Until further notice, the Civil Governors and Alcaldes will also report to me for instructions. 'I ask all citizens and residents of Cuba to assist in the work of restoring order, tranquillity andĽ public confidence. "(Signed) "WM. H. TAPT, "Secretary of War of the United States, "Provisional Governor of Cuba".
Page 52 - The quaintest, queerest, and the prettiest withal, among West Indian cities ; all stone-built and stone-flagged, with very narrow streets, wooden or zinc awnings, and peaked roofs of red tile, pierced by gabled dormers. Most of the buildings are painted in a clear yellow tone, which contrasts delightfully with the burning blue ribbon of tropical sky above ; and no street is absolutely level ; nearly all of them climb hills, descend into hollows, curve, twist, describe sudden angles. There is everywhere...
Page 376 - The insurgents hold no town or city; have no established seat of government; they have no prize courts; no organization for the receiving and collecting of revenue; no seaport to which a prize may be carried or through which access can be had by a foreign power to the limited interior territory and mountain fastnesses which they occupy. The existence of a legislature representing any popular constituency is more than doubtful. In the...
Page 375 - But the contest has at no time assumed the conditions which amount to a war in the sense of international law, or which would show the existence of a de facto political organization of the insurgents sufficient to justify a recognition of belligerency.
Page 201 - DEAR ADMIRAL,— Thanks very much for your letter, for your kind call, and for all the assistance you have given and offered us. While I most heartily appreciate your very generous offers of assistance, I feel it my duty to ask you to re-embark the working party and all parties which your kindness prompted you to land.

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