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Página 298 - 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 293 - ... criminal prosecutions the accused shall be presumed to be innocent until the contrary is proved, and shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a speedy and public trial, to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory process to secure the attendance of witnesses in his behalf.
Página 298 - 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 221 - ... Terminal Railway, so called, is a belt-line running from the docks at Triscornia and intersecting the lines which enter Habana. It was built to facilitate the movement of the troops and the landing of the supplies. When the United States ceases to have use for it, this belt-line will be valuable to the existing roads, and if sold to them should bring a good price. "The present ownership of the Cuban railways is chiefly in London. English capitalists were heavily interested before the insurrection...
Página 220 - ... thinly populated region, and its commercial value has been doubted because neither of the terminals has a good harbor. Nevertheless the country which is tributary to it is very fertile and capable of great development, while branches may be built from the main stem to good ports on both the north and south coast. This line cost the . Spanish Government $1,152,800 in gold. The Habana Terminal Railway, so called, is a belt-line running from the docks at Triscornia and intersecting the lines which...
Página 298 - States disclaimed any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over Cuba, except for the pacification thereof, and asserted its determination when that was accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people.
Página 292 - The judges and the other officials connected with the administration of justice may, if they accept the supremacy of the United States, continue to administer the ordinary law of the land, as between man and man, under the supervision of the American Commander-in-Chief.
Página 218 - The island to-day has 1,135 miles of railway, exclusive of the narrow-gauge lines on the sugar plantations, which serve to bring the cane to the central mills. When 1,300 or perhaps 1,200 miles more are built, railway construction will be ended, because there will be no need of further means of communication. In its industrial aspects the Cuba of the past must be viewed as a stationary body. The building of railways was a slow work. A description of the island in 1900 would vary little from a description...
Página 221 - Surveys have been made to extend this line thirty miles farther westward. English capitalists also control the United Railways of Habana, which enter the city from both east and west, though the most of the lines run eastward. Cubans and Spaniards were the chief stockholders in the sugar-carrying roads known as the Cardenas-Jucaro and the Matanzas-Sabanilla Systems. After the signing of the protocol, in order to get money with which to work their plantations or for other purposes they sold their...
Página 293 - And in all prosecutions by presentment or indictment, he shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury; he shall not be compelled to give evidence against himself, or be deprived of life, liberty, or property, but by due course of law. And...

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