The New-born Cuba

Harper & Brothers, 1899 - 388 páginas

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Página 40 - That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination, when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the island to its people.
Página 220 - March 3, 1899, directed that no property, franchises, or concessions of any kind whatever shall be granted by the United States, or by any military or other authority whatever, in the island of Cuba during the occupation thereof by the United States.
Página 307 - That field is freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right of peaceable assembly, the right of petition, the right of trial by jury, and the right to worship according to the dictates of our own consciences.
Página 204 - For many years it was a case of every man for himself and the devil take the hindermost — and the devil did take a number of the hindermost.
Página 365 - ... great prospective wealth in this commodity can be formed, provided Cuba is successful in finding favorable foreign markets. In short, it is perfectly apparent, as has been elsewhere stated, that under such conditions Cuba can easily become the greatest sugar-producing country in the world. TOBACCO. Second only in importance to the sugar industry in Cuba is that of tobacco, in the cultivation of which upward of 80,000 people are employed. Unlike sugar cane, the tobacco plant is indigenous and...
Página vi - Harper, por. il., 8°, $2.50. Most of the chapters of this book appeared in a series of articles printed in Harper's Weekly early in 1899, but it has seemed best to supplement them with others giving a fuller account of what took place in Cuba in the first sixty days of American occupation and control. The contents include chapters on: Havana under American military rule; The Cuba of...
Página 49 - We are willing to give the United States complete control of every kind, except political annexation. You may annex us commercially — that is what we want ; but we also want independence — in name at least.
Página 315 - Put the idle people who are now reading the incendiary press to work, relegate to a back seat the politicians, whose present importance rests solely on the attentions they are receiving from our people, and they will not have followers enough left to give them the slightest importance or weight in the community. Agitators have tried to stir up the people of...
Página 290 - If there was any fault to be found with him, it was the glorious fault of doing too much.
Página 302 - Wood declared over his own signature that the city was "as healthy as any city of its size in the United States, excepting, perhaps, for the constant presence of malaria.

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