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\\\\ QSTj title c V)) It 5s i r-Aj ] (Spyj will w K cam do for ; I f! ^Ov * >.. 1l w rr> sTTt /T>v i/ iimms) saila | a page of c I nutshell I vioce===oinnii \ T!Mau i -- 4 rv IIUC. 1 SELL Al WASHING jgg 6 B ' M i|^M5?E?eHSg SfflSK Cu- nw^nyaamre ut proposition! of f you are a miser c /ant to know ins i t you. Doo't you ki a glance at his pi lescriptioo? That r n ti a a - _ ti limy straw; your aav it it and leave four rice Jovc.e ? ? ? H. C. C. STILES, ading- Engraving' ^a ? ; I I II ; T"~1~ Zlgar. BECAUSE I First=cla: k"PAll ilUN IUbflul . QREA1 WA<sHIN( t f i m A 1 > HEADQUARTERS Best Things I We have the best bargains west Suburban lots at prices r; 50 ceats per square foot. Sen Geo. P. Robi (INC.)? 'Phone M. 3339. 611 J. WALTER O'BOYLE, Ma I amy importamic ?tf printed matte tl II A 11 ana miini<ui<srsLgiini<ui mow more about ctyre thara if yo 2^: tlh(P> c.nnf siifiiii n w u u ?cr ov w u w v>u ertisiinig aod th< fifths of the st< Enaravii /Manager. House of the ^ IT 1 S44Ia f*U# LllllCUIIi 5c. Ci THEY E so utaiti inca nk rcn 1 CIV ITON'S FOR THE Suburban to be found in Northanging from 2 cents to d for maps and terms. nson Co. I 14th St. N.W. nager Sales Dept. ? e to yow ? h ir, andl you v r > what we Wl it a man's % flj lhad read ation in a ? * ere by con= jry untold. ig Co. Rnn t,h J! incellor gar. * \/ m rs. ii iiriDUTors. .. i ... * > V - ? ? - . T\ CUBAN OIUS CflSl //) Island is Under the Ban for z Few Months. fjj FUTURE IS ALL IN DOUB1 ' Congress May Change Entire Coursi of Events. i j RAFT'S TASK A DIFFICULT ONI I \ Question of Elections?Attitude o Former President Palma?How Liberals. View Situation. Special Correspondence of The Star. HAVANA. Cuba. October 6. P.HW. Whether the independence of Cuba ca again be restored and when depends en tirely upon the Cuban people. This cor elusion has been forced upon observer of events here In the last two weeks. Ho gardless of the Cuban policy already er tered upon. President McKinley's statemen is as true today as it was the day of it utterance tiiat '"the destinies of Cuba ar in. some rightful form and manner irrev - ocably linked with our own. but ho*- an how far is for the future to determine i i the ripeness of events." Thus if in til I ripeness of events our Cuban experimen I*. shall prove a failure it will be difficult fo m the .United States to refuse to save tli M I island from its ill effects, lest such actio f I be inconsistent with our present pollcj '/ It is one thing for Secretary Koot in tli / course of a flattering letter to the Cuba / minister at Washington to express his cor ' i viction of the ability of the Cubans t / govern themselves, but it is anotlver fi / Secretary Taft to spend two weeks in the f midst, each day of which lias paraded b< fore him a sickening string of instances c the incapacity of the Cubans for sell government, and conlronted him wit abundant evidence of the failure of 01 Cuban experiment. .-mericans regardless of parly ha\ taken pleasure in boasting of how w m DroKe the world s record and turned oi wf\ in five years a full-fledged republic, imlt fy pendent and ready for business, an ir fant nation which walked without < raw ing. but only to a few of us lias the hi miliating experience come of standing : I tii" death bed of this three-year-old pro< Igy and later of witnessing tlie efforts < Secretary Taft to raise it from the deai The Banquet to Wood. At the farewell banquet which the Cuba people tendered Gen. Wood a few nighl before the American evacuation he sai Iot tne newiy elected presiaeni or tne ri public: "Estrada Palma lias a work to d that is almost divine." Thinking tli speaker referred to the sacredness of t!i task the banqueters cheered the remarl A few close friends of the retiring govei nor general knew that lie used the wor divine as a synonym of superhuman. Th same may be said of the task of Secrctar In the early days of the Philippine lr surrection the American people were d< ceived by the predecessors of Gov. Taf who sent cablegrams which came t Washington i>enodicaiiy telling of the d> ijig out of the revolution ami always ent ing with the assurance "situation well i hand." Later the people realized ths these dispatches were mere sops to pu'oli opinion and it was but hum%n that the resented being deceived. Rightly c wrongly, when he went out to the Philti pines Mr. Taft was numbered among thos who believed the absolute independence ( the Filipinos was a question of but a shoi time. The knowledge he obtained at tin hand of conditions in the islands cor vinced him that no date for self-goverr ment for the Filipinos should be set :mi he was man enough to come out and sa as much. Face the facts was h:s nolle In the Philippines and for the sake c Cuba as well as in the interest of a propei ly informed public opinion at home it Is t be hoped that Secretary Taft will be a liberty to continue that open and abov board policy toward this island. ^ Contradictory Situation. If the dispatches and correspondence ap pearing In the home papers from Ha van Bince the arrival of the American missio have been contradictory from day to da it is because they chronicled a contradU tory situation. "Kaleidoscopic" was tli word Secretary Taft applied to it in th course of a cablegram to the Presiden While the negotiations were in progress was no infrequent occurrence for th statements made in a letter mailed in th morning in time to catch the homeward bound steamer sailing at noon to be et tirely upset by the events of the aftei noon. With the establishment of the pre ! visional government tiie aie nas been cas so far as the administration of affairs I Cuba is concerned for at least six or elgl months, and It is now possible to write o the present situation with some degree c confidence that it will be that of tomorrow So swift lias been the progress of event during the last two weeks that in yieldin to the temptation to keep up with the pr< C|~59f??3 cession It was necessary to touch only in iw general way on the day's happening." The result of the negotiations gives a abiding significance to the more Importar steps of the last two weeks and of th events leading up to the condition whic Sifsll Secretary Taft found upon his arrival. Ir dlcations are abundant here that, ever (?41 step of these negotiations will be fougi r&Sf over in Congress when it convenes a Washington in December. Major Runcli who achieved notoriety under the reign c jfc? J) Gen. Wood, has not been pleased with tli turn of events and is telling his triend that he will obtain a congressional inves tigation of the whole affair. Attitude of Palma. He is quoted also as saying that he ha "killed off Taft in Ohio." In Cuba an l^Sa the United States those interests whlc f?Ssy favor the annexation of the island, an k/jra as a preliminary to that will work to ol |g^|i tain the retention of an American prote< torate, will see to It that the Cuban prot KWl lem is keDt constantly- before the America VJsjSjl people for a long time to come. Nor ai |||k5 these interests confined to American pro[ erty owners in the Island. No less dfs tinguished a patriot than the first presideri jfeLsJ of Cuba. Estrada Palnia, has Joined th ranks of the annexationists and he has ByO Cuban following who favor this step as th only permanent salvation of their countn pp| - ~ - maihstree \ All of which points to the fact that aN thongh the Washington government I* already committed to a certain pollcj with tregfrd tft Cuba and has boasted of th$ succoss of that . policy- to the world, it cannot bespeak continued support for It on the ground of consistency alone. If tha . Cubans shall again show the ln< >nil potency to Mvem UMWttv?l t!;;t Ibff have in the last tl\tee years. H" In van# one mor'.s many a business man, American, Spaniard, or other fori'gner, some Cubans of the better cia?s w'"<j will oppose the second American evat latiuu on the ground tl.at t!" Cuban people have already shown their inability to govern themselves. Must Learn the Way. Another ciass to which tn even lirt r ; number of Cubans beltig ccrnerd mat Cuba should not again bo loft to w.iik alone until she his learned after year.' careful training the art of -elf government. "The Americans should gl\e us !? ?cors J for twenty years in the conduct of municipal elections alone." said a prom nent Cuban physician who has <l>nc more than , any other Cuban for the eradication of ' yellow fever, "and our coi:rse in the art alA/itlona . I... .. V/ L 1 IV'IUI II ? I >(l I I I .'I ril I II'MU'' - ? I ? I \J 1 1 I 1 ? r I a period of nor Us* than ion additional years. It would be an absolute crime for the Americans to leave us a- they did th:>?? years ago. Yon have heard the stor> of the mother who lo/t three of her children, each child bein? choked to de.ith by the swallowing of a thimble. When some one saw her giving a thimble to her fourth n child to play with and remonsiratet d with her the mother replied. 'I intend to give each of my remaining children a thinibV to play with. It is the only way they will s ever leirn not to swallow it.' Surely the t'nited States will not inflict itch a i oli. y i- upon us." Ambition fo rCuba Libre. s Those words nme not from an annc\ae tionist, but from an i:or.e=t and able Culaii who has all his life been a patriot am^ bitious for Cuba llbro. He would take up 11 arms today should ti c I'nited States urdcre take to annex his native land by force, but he contends that v.e have alreadx proved 'r to the 'Cuban pq?ple and to IlK world tlw c sincerity of our intentions to the people ? 11 freed from Spain and that it is not necesfary to cut loo-e from them years before e they are ready or tit for self-government, simply as a defense against the charge of 11 bad faith. "It would be worse than bad l" faith," he added. "It would be a crime of " which I do not Micvc tlw Americana wdi ir be guilty fur the I'nited States to evacuate lr this island in a year or even In ten years. " Self-government cannot be taught a people overnight and yet only on that assumption L,~ could the American evacuation Unci- \>.trs [r ago have been justified. The stupidity of tl.at policy, well Intentioaed as it wa-. hu , ,e been proved beyond the shadow of a doubt ,e i by the vents of the.last mouth in I'uli i. and lt ! much as It hurt.- me to say It if the American provisional administration ithm's next year or in the next ten years it is unij i t. question of a short time w hen \ ou must i- come again, each time parading before th? it world tht* inabil.ty of my people to gov< . it 1- themselves and shaking the world's <on>? lidence in our stability a- well as damaging 1. our credit." it is no answer to such .i man to say. "We have promised to Ic.tvo Cuba as soon as <iui?t has been restored. ' " Furnished the Cause. j Because the liberals !i;ive mailt- tlie burden of tbetr chugM igiinit the governIq ment the corruption of tiie elections of 1(j last I)ecemb? r the idea has guile .1 :>roi<i ie that such was the real underlying > ;iuse of j. the revolution. After my tirst ten days r- here that still stood nut as the corner (1 stone of the whole trouble. Closer ncie o.ualntance with Zayas; and the otiier leaders i' of the liberal parly, several visits to the camp of the rebel army, "the army of ti;e l" constitution." as its leaders have named it. forces one to the conclusion that ti t sti-alt ing of the election was the occasion an<l II i H uie cause. Aujas aim ins con t rcrt-s wpit^ " clever enough to see that this incident '' tarnished the basis for a strong ctM '} against tlie government and they wera L, quick to make use of it. Hut these thing!! ^ are not talked of in the ranks of the rebels. With the aid of an interpreter L ques}_ tioned forty or ttfty rebels in several !e camps about the result of the peace neso,? tiations at H ivana and the new elections. Not one of these men appeared to have <t the slightest idea of what had tran.-pipd. !_ One gave as his reason for taking up arms i- against tlie government his wish to leave d the sugar plantation where he was emy ployed and get into politics; another was y t:\trii unuui iu? ICU.-UII? iui * r- w i f volting." and declared in Spanish: "I - wanted to get back to the woods: I like the o life." Tiie majority of th?? others qucst tioned showed by the answers that they e wore merely following their leaders. When Zayas and his friends found that they !ki< been cheated at the polls it was an eai-tf matter for them to turn a rabble of bA tween fifteen and twenty thousand m4fe a from their work to the woods; the revolu* n tionary habit dots pot die out in five ^eavs. y And now that they had another taste of it the difficulty of keeping them quiet for another five years will be all the more e difficult. ie Important Correspondence. jj Before this letter Is published the Presie dent will probably nave acted upon the e recommendation of Secretary Taft and made public the official correspondence between Washington and Havana, which >- gives In detail the reasons of the President for the sending of Secretary Taft and 11 Secretary Bacon on this special mission. In >' previous letters the urgency of the appeals of Palma for Intervention has been alluded to, and also Ills ttireat to resign even before ' the commission could reach Havana. 3 Palma's unwillingness to push the war ? against the rebels was not due to fears for '* his personal safety but to his conviction that the vast majority of the Cuban people ^ were In sympathy with the rebels. liven in his own party he was unable to lind a ie dozen tnen whom he trusted, and rattier lj than see his country turned over to an armed band of ruffians such as he knew tha y revolutionary forces to consist of in large it measure, Palma was ready to surrender the it reins of government to the I'nlted States s, to have and to hold for an indefinite >f period. W. ie ? '! VICTORIA FALLS. New Spa Growing Up in South Africa. ,j Special Cablegram lo The Star. h CAPK TOWS, October Kl.-Tfie popud larity of Victoria Falls. Rhodesia, as a ). winter resort for English men and women .. Is increasing to such an extent that it lias been found necessary to augment the railn way service and to increase the hotel ace commodation at the fails. >- "Mosl-aa-tunya," as the natives call the !- uew watering place, had until quite recentit ly only a temporary railway station and e u hotel answering the same description: a Now substantial structures have been stibe stltuted to form the nucleus of the liituro I Brighton on the Zambesi. ~ : m?" -A'} ' !?2 'Y^r -fmStit " ' :> : ; V V ; - '- ' # ; ./'? ' ' V ' ''' 'V ' "' ' > ' ; ' ;'- . -> : .;:s^;i-"V.:; , *? > ifv*; ' >' :' : . ' - L * A^-yiyi^ ^few. pBP^^TO^mB . ,v r IX CREWE, X. c.