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Volume XVI.
Number 29.
Case of the Virginiifs,
How War Was Narrowly Averted in 1873 by Diplomacy
Americans Butchered by Spaniards.
(From the Chicago Record.)
1 is loss than twenty-live yours since?
another vessel whose crew met its fate
in a Spanish port in Culm was the sub
ject, of an iutcns public interest as to
lay is directed toward the Maine. The.
ease of the Yirginius hal in it elements
of tragedy that made- it more spectacu
lar and dramatic than that of the Maine,
and American spirit was worked to an
even higher tension than it is now before
diplomacy and caution averted a war be
tween the Fnited States and Spain. In
the case, of the Virginias the facts of
Spanish aggression were in no way de
nied, but on the contrary, avowed fr a
time with pride, until the authorities at
Madrid subdued their people, who wen
making a sentiment more difficult by
their talk. The only controversy was
as to whether or not Spain's action in
the matter was within its rights. Rut
the settlement, however, it may have left
the rights of the vessel still unsolved,
was n rebuke to Spain, and for its exe
cution of American citizens with scarce
ly ;i formality of law it has never been
forgiven by those who remembe'f it,
whatever diplomacy decided as to being
The Yirginius was originally an English-built
side wheel steamer called the
Virgin, and during the war lie t ween the
States was one of the most lamous
blockade runners until captured by a
vessel of the United States. In 1S7 she
Mas sold in AVashington to an agent of
the Cuban Junta at New York, her name
was changed to Yirginius. and she
cleared for Curacoa in the West Indies.
From that time until her unhappy fate
she was never in the United States
waters. At A spin wall and in the ports
of Venezuela, and the West Indies she
was known for three years as the most
daring and most successful of tilibuster
ers. making repeated landings on the
Cuban coast with supplies of arms, am
munition, food and clothes for the insur
gents who were then righting the ten
year war. In all her filibustering it was.
claimed, however. that the Yirginius
never lost her character as an American
ship, though the Cuban flag was kept at
the masthead whenever that practice
served any good purpose. The vessel
sailed on the fatal voyage from Kingston
Jamaica. October 'JO, IS?:', having clear
ed at the United States consulate as a
United States vessel bound for, Port
Simon. Costa Rico. The commander
was Captain Joseph Fry. a citizen of
the United States. The cargo was made
up of munition of war for the Cuban
insurgents, and the crew was part of Cu
ban and part of American citizens.
There were also on board a number of
enlisted men on their way to join the in
surgent, army.
It was not until October :il that the
Yirginius approached the coast f Cuba
to make her landing, and intercepted by
the Spanish gunboat Tornado. The
Tornado had been built by the same
lg, f
the Yirginius
speed of her
cha-e lasted
ginius was among those executed, lie
'had math- a declaration to the Spanish
that 1m had tamttered with tin
English firm that constructed thoi' Yir-
ilockade running, ftut in
gmius. a Iso tor 1
tin race that followed
was unable equal tin
Spanish pursuer
eight hours, during which the men
Yirginius threw overboard all tin
tions ami guns they carried.
eidenc of their intentions.
of the
t ties troy
Finally at
1 o'clock at night, tin Yirginius was
stopped ami surrendered in r -spouse to
the cannon shots of the Tornado, which
had come in range. The captain pro
tested that his papers were regular ami
that the Yirginius was "an American
ship, carrying American colors and pa
pers, with an American captain ami an
America n crew." In response he was
told that, he was a pirate, 'his Hag was
lowered ad trampled upon ami the Span
ish flag hoisted in its place.
When the Tornado and the Yirginius
reached Santiago de Cuba the next day
the men captured were placed in
lose confinement and a court-martial
was cniivi ncd at once. The various
courts-martial condemned most of them
to death. this summary proceeding be
ing, as it was alleged, in accordance
"ith Spanish laws, so far at least as
the character of the court and the na
ture of the judicial forms were con
cerned. The first executions were on
(lie morning of ,ovomler -I. when four
men were shot, one of tin in being Briga
dier Washington Ryan, who claimed
British citizenship, as a Canadian, al
though he h;id served in the Union army
'luring the late war. The victims were
shot in the back, their bodies were after-
had tampered with the engines
and cut down the speed of the vessel, so
that he could bo. captuied, and was
marched with the rest to prevent his
comrades from knowing what he was to
be spared for. lie was shot by mistake,
while making frantic protests and ex
planations, but, as he was a traitor in
one way or the other, his death was the
only one of all that was never regretted'
I Miring all this time the consuls at
Santiago were not idle, but. they were
helping F. G. Schmidt, the- American
Vice Consul and Thoedore Brooks, the
British Vice Consul, made all sorts of
protests that were unavailing. Schmidt
was nof permitted to see the prisoners
before or after the court martial until
tin very end, when he reached Captain
Fry and signed his protest with him.
lie was not permitted the use of the
telegraph in order to communicate with
the government at Washington by way
of Kingston, Jamaica. He wrote re
peated notes to General Burriel, the
Spanish commander at Santiago, getting
no answers to them, until at last an an
swer came that it was more irritating
than silence. Burriel told him that he
should have known the previous day was
a day of religious festival, during' which
he and all his officers were engaged in
"meditation of the divine mysteries,"
and could not consider temporary af
fairs, lie also informed the Consul that
he might be expelled from the island
for trying to embroil the United States
and Spain in difficulties if he were not
Then came the only bright spot in the
whole affair. News of what was going
on reached Jamaica, and the British
gunboat Xiobe. Captain Sir Lamhton
Lorraine, left for the scene of massacre,
sailing in such a hurry that he left some
of the crew ashore. The captain land
ed at Santiago before his ship was an
chored and demanded that the slaughter
be stormed instantly, lie declared that
he represented the United States as well
as England, a rid that he would Itombard
the city if there were another American
citizen executed. Ninety-three men
were under sentence of death, many o
whom were Americans, but the sentence
was immediately suspended and the lives
were saved. The Spanish afterwards
declared that the executions were stop
ped because of orders received from
Madrid. The next time Sir Lambton
was in New York he was offered a re
ception, which h declined. He was
presented, however, with a silver brick,
on which were engraved the words:
"Blood is thicker than water." A reso
lution of thanks to him was laid on the
table in Ihe House of Representatives
and never passed.
When the news of all this reached the
United States public indignation rose
rapidly. Mass meetings were held de
mamling vengeance on Spain. President
Crant sent sMcial messages to Con
-gross, ami the State Department began
diplomatic negotiations. Hamilton
Fish, Secretary of State, declares that
the, Virginius, having been registered
as an American vessel carrying official
documents regular upon their face, and
bearing the United States tlag, was en
tirely beyond the jurisdiction of any
ot her po er on the high seas in time of
peace; that if he had secured fraudulent
entry or commit tod any other fraud
against the laws of the Failed States,
it was for her to be tut lied over to the
Fnited States courts for punishment- by
sonie other power. The Spanish Minis
ter o- . oreign Affairs at that lime was
Admiral Polo de Bcrnabc, father of the
new Spanish Minister, who succeeds
Hupuy le Lome. Ho wanted to submit
the matter to arbitration, and Secrctary
Fish replied to him "that the United
States was ready to refer to arbitration
all ouestion of proper subjects for
reference, but that the question of an
indignity to the Hag of the nation and
the capture in time of 'peace on the high
seas, of a vessel bearing that Hag and
having also the register and 'paers of
the American ship, is not deemed to be
referable to other 'towers to determine.
A nation must Ik the judge and custo
dian of its honor."
Most of the men were executed after
protests to Madrid began to Ik made.
Madrid- mobs made a demonstration
against the American Minister, General
Sickles. Novemler -J, Secretary Fish
cabled Sick Ins: "In ease of refusal of
satisfactory reparation within twelve
wards beheaded, the heat'., displayed on -lays this date close your legation
spikes and the trunks trampled by "horses, and leave Madrid." Ten days later,
George W. Sherman, the correspondent when the executions wore over, he tele-
of the New York Herald tried to sketch graphed: "If Spain cannot redress those
the scene ami was imprisoned for four outrages, the United States will." Ten
days for his attemnt. A iruard kent the hiy.s ufter that he wired: "If no settle-
American Consul in his house, so lie
could not apjK'ar to protest.
t)u November S. twelve more men
were executed, and November Y. thirty
seven were executed, this last batch in
cluded the officers :fhd crew of the Yir
ginius and most, of the American citi
zens. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
condemned men were marched to the
place of execution, passing ami saluting
the American consulate, where the flag
was not Hying from its staff. Captain
Fry was shot Hist, ami was the only
man. though the soldiers stood but ten
feet away, who fell dead at the first vnl
1 y. The majority of the poor-fellows,
as the Hring continued,' were wounded
and killed as they lay on the ground by
the usual Spanish fashion of tiring ritles
in the mouths of those who were d is-,
aided. The second engineer of the Vir-,
inent is reached by tomorrow, leave."
Next day Spain 'became tractable and
war was averted. By his conduct in
Madrid at that time General Sickles
made many friends of those Americas
who wanted to see energetic action, and
many enemies among those who wanted
jwaco at any price. It was alleged
afterward that the latter influence be
came dominant, and that his recall from
that pest was the result of their work
to punish him for his energy that was
not always diplomatic in its forms.
The terms of the settlement of the
trouble wen that the Yirginius should
be surrendered to an American warship,
with the survivors of those who had
been captured with her, and that on
December -o, the United States tlag
should be saluted by the Tornado. The
(Continued 'Second Page.)
RiGhard Le Gallienne.
Bab Enthuses Over the New British Author His "Quest
of the Golden Girl."
The Fall of Toryism
It. is a good thing 1o be endowed at
one's birth with enthusiasm. Per
haps those people win are stolid ami
do not allow their fancies to get tho
advantage of them go through life in'
a more even -manner, but 1 doubt if they
get one-half of the pleasure out of
everything that wines to them its does
the 'enthusiastic woman. I say enthu
siastic woman" because enthusiasm in
a inan is apt to degenerate into silliness
unless it grows into hearty likes and dis
likes about the time he is twenty-one.
But that is another story.
When I lirst ream the "Prose Fancies"
of liiohard Le Gall tap uc, I said to my
self. "Here is a man who knows liow
to lind beauty in everything, ami here
is a man who isn't ashamed to have
intense likes and deeply strong dislikes
and here is a man who controls the best
English 1 have met since I was intro
duced to the essays of Stevenson."
Then from here and there would come
a poem with the somewiiat romantic
signature of .Richard Le Gallienne, and
after awhile the newspapers, began to
tell, not of his great genius 'thiat isn't
the way of newspaiors hut. of his pe
culiarities and distinctive likings. Of
course nolxtdy amounts to anything who
has mot decided likes and dislikes", and
as we are all so fond of saying this
world is five and people ean do as they
please in it, I fail to .see why, df a a nan
prefers wearing a lace tie or his: hair
a little longer than ordinary or inclines
to knee breeches or finds a loose jacket
more comfortable, he should not follow
his fancy.
A week or two ago I took into nij
hands that most strange hook, ("The
Quest of the Golden Girl." I say "most
strange." A great many other people
put a different adjective to it, but there
must he something else in this world ex
cept milk for babies, and as it is already
in its ninth edition there must be other
people who, like me, found in it much
that was interesting. Perhaps, indeed,
certainly. I did not approve of every
thing. Perhaps, indeed, most, certainly,
I disagree with the author about somt
things, and not perhaps and very cer
tainly thero are some of the most deli
cate touches, some of the most exqui
site poetry, in this: liook that were ever
written. Therefore, when I saw a
small announcement in one corner ot
and day by day the chestnut upon her
head was more and the gold less till the
day came that she had prophesied, and
with the day a little child, whose hafr
had stolen all her mother's gold, as her
'heart had drained away her mother's
life. Ah, reader, may it be long before
you kueel at the bedside of her you love
.best in the world and know that of a.l
your lov is left but a hundred hear
beats, while beside sits Death, watch in
hand, and fingers upon her wrist.
Husband, wnisinerea rnzuix.'t'i as
wr looked at each other for the last
time, 'let her Ik your little golden girl.'
And then a strange sweetness stole over
her face, and the dream of Elizabeth's
ife was ended.
, "As I write I hear in the still house
the running of little feet, a fairy patter,
sweet and terrible to the heart. Little
feet, little feet ierhaps if I follow you
I shall find again our mother that is
lost. Perhaps -Elizabeth left you with
me that I should not miss the way."
Could any man write that unless he
were a ptet? Ah, my friend, if Richard
Le Gallienuio comes to the town in which
you live go and hear him read if only to
pay the poet a compliment and to hear
him tell with a boyish smile on this face
that the best explanation he can' give of
a paradox is "that it is like truth
standing on its head to attract atten
tion." In "The Quest of (the Golden Girl"
the author grows most enthusiastic and
uses capitals to express his enthusiasm
for "The Girl Who Works." , To-day
she is many: she is rich, she is poor, she
is nobody, she is a great swell, she may
be Peter Cooper' daughter, who supplies
various restaurants with eggs and milk,
or she may he little Miss Blossom, from
country town, who is busy all day
long behind a desk. But you are entire
ly out of the world that is, out of the
fashion unless you buy everything pos
sible from "The Girl Who Works?."
For wear with your tailor-made gown
vou are nobody unless you deal with the
litest fashionable .shop-keeper that is to
say.- you must get your big puffed scarf,
your narrow string tie, your medium-
sized teck, or whatever you may lean
to in the way of scarfs, from the John
stone Bennett Neckwear Company.
hat is the 'business into which the
the paper that Mr. Kit-hard Le Gallienne clever little actress has gone, imitating
would read at a certain time, at a cer
tain platv, 1 presented myself at the
box office of that theatre and bought
the first ticket that was sold, since when
I hear people read I like to be near
them. ,
There came Lie day and the hour
later on. the iinan. The curtains' parted
and showed a stage set after the fashion
of a simple English interior. There were
a few Jtonks mmi the liable in the center,
and beside them a big bunch of violets.
In a second a slender young man. dressed
in the most eonvenfiqnal afternoon dress,
and wearing a perfectly-fitting frock
coat, made a polite bow to his audience.
Tin face was classic to a degree. It
was tin 'facts that Macliso drew" so
many years ago, when Charles Dickens
was his siller, when Charles Dickens
was just altout the age this man is. His
eyes -are eculiarly .clear, and the hair,
which oddly enough, you would first,
think was long, is in reality 'tremendously
thick, inclined to wave, very black, ami
though worn longer than the average
man wears' his locks, still its thickness
impresses out. in inch nioro than its
length. There were a word or two- of
inl r-odux-ii'Mi and a simple speech to the
effect that American, .jieople, like Eng
lish1 ipcople. were iprolabIy interested
in simple things, and liked to hear about
everyday affairs, as springtime, the
moon, t he- heart beats of the AVorhl, ami
the world itself.
The greatest peculiarity of Mr. Lc
Gallienne to mo is his supersensitive
mouth. If I wore stone deaf I could !
a titled woman in London. You go to
the handsome building; you ride up
several flights in an elevator, and, wish
ing the newest things in scarfs, you en
ter an artistically furnished, room, and
then wonder wlvre the stock is. There
is no sign of trade. The room has been
proMrly arranged by a famous Boston
house decorator, and when you sjieak
to one of the pleasant women standing
around, you are shown tin richest as
well as the newest materials. Tliorc are
pictures or samples of the styles, but
your special scarf will be made to order
for you, ami. delight of delights, you will
have one like the one that I ordered.
which cannot Ik copied a darling Unit
has not merely the name of the maker
on the baci, bur .iau to oruer lor
Bab by the Johnstone Bennett Neckwear
Company." That is the reason the
smart, girls are all going there for their
scarfs. That tin scarfs are wtcll made
i goes without saying, but every woman
likes this individual ownership. and
tuen, too. every piece of silk or brocade
or madras or lawn, or whatever it may
le that is usied, is made especially for
this firm, ami the manufacturer cannot
sell the pattern to any one else in
America. Wo women are all selfish in
hiving that best which nobody else can
get; that is why we are faithful to men.
Enthusiastic? Of course I'm enthusias
tic; that was my endowment at birth.
uf there are worse things than heing
Enthusiasm is not a bad thing when it
tell what he said from the motion of ; "miuccs you io oo rue m.u- lo.i. at
bisi lips. lit. absolutelv caresses his' -he right tune. Enthusiasm ns not a
words, although he is entirelv free had thins when it induces you to give
from, gestures, and has no tricks of 1 Mi .vour 'n,liUU m -,mir ,m,u "ucri-
He is yet a pleasant reader,
but. oh, what a writer! Truly, lie can
it is most needed.
Enthusiasm is not a bad thing when
make a silk purse out of a sow's eai, ! ' hi.hices you io stand up .boldly for
since one of hi. most charming des- your mend ami to snow a coia suouiuer
criptions of spring makes poetical the . your enemy
antics of a. matronly pig, followed by
her ten little piglet
It is easy to understand his great ad
miration for golden-haired women, Tor
be is a perfect brunette, and ytrt the
lady pointed out as his wife was dark
haired. In "The Quest of the Golden
Girl" he finds that the woman whom he
loves and -whose 'hair is gohTen has
gained thisi golden tinge through the
agency of a little vial marked "Perox
ide of Hydrogen." so he asks her to let
her hair go back to its natural color, and
ehe promises to do it, saying at the
same time, with that wondefnl fore
sight that comes only to women. "All
right, dear, but something tells me that
when my locks are all brow-n again our
happiness will be at an end."
He asks her how long it will take for
this wonderful hair, which reaches al
most to her feet, to lose its artificial col
or, .and she tells hinn about two years. He
speaks of cutting a lock of it that is,
one-half golden and one-half brown
and he says it seems to him to represent
her life, only the dark part i-? the golden
and the golden days are the dark time.
The two years go by, and for you who
lfive not read this look I iui going io
quote just the end of it:
"Two years did Elizabeth tfiiiid I know
the love that, passeth all understanding,
Enthusiasm is not a bad thing when it
induces you to be kind, sympathetic and
loyal: it is only bad when it makes you
bitter of sjieech and cold of heart, and
I hope it will never affect in that way
either you or BAB.
A lurid light the tempest sheds
And thunders wild alarms:
But though some patriots lose their
They'll still retain their arms.
The land is ready to defend
The rippling flag from all:
The social votaries to attend
A whizzing cannon ball.
The navy hoys are hard to beat
They're ready for the fray;
To make the foundering Spanish fleet
Take water, any day.
The statesman, scholar, and the wit
With very wrath are red;
The standing army wants to sit
Upon the Spanish head.
"Hooray!" "Hooray!" So many say,
With savage war-delight,
And, if it come?, we'll win the day
With many a gallant knight.
F. L. Stanton.
Chaunccy Depew's Address Before the New York Society of
The Sons of the Revolution.
New York. March 1!. This is the an
niversary of the downfall of Lid
North's ministry, ami tonight, marking
the occasion, the Empire State Society,
of the Stns of the American Revolution,
sat at their annuel banquet in this city.
The most notable feature of the oc
casion wa-i the address of tin President
of the Society, Honorable Chaunccy M..
1 cpew, who took occasion to make refer
ence, to Spain and her methods of Co
lonial Government. Mr. lepcws ad
dress was opemd by reference to modern
criticism of ancestral trees niton Ameri
can son, auu witn a oeience t the Hon
est piide w hich he felt should K main
tained by every American whose an
cestors lor generations nal not onlv
lktrl 'if SSiclitui ne. He had the gre.ttcM
affection and f ri-ic!lip for Benjamin
Franklin, the ! ct relations with
.John .lay and a reverential admiration
admiration i.r l leorge W t li i ?i g ! u . At
his request NVavhinton sat for a full
h-nuth portrait of himself. Five years
ar that orttait apt tea red for -alo one
morning in the gallery of Aguew, the
Bond Street picture dealer. Before
niht it was the properly of another
British Hatoman who has enjoyed .
great career, and is detiud to a greater
mo who knou.s the Fnited States bet
ter than any other Englishman living
and whose friendship for America and
Americans is ever nnt s mpat h-t ie.
That, statesman is the Liltral leader.
1 - t i
escaped being hung, or jailed, or mem-1 '"rn ioseury. i ins jH,rtrait or Wash
ington, tile best tit 1 1 1 tn 1 liavo ever
seen, occupying the place of honor in
ltership in any poorhouse. but who had
in their several periods done their irt
as self supporting citizens for their
neighlK)rhood. their colony, their State
and their country.
He expressed his own gratification ini
the consciousness that four of his an
cestors were soldiers in the Army of the
Revolution, and expressed his commiser
ation for those who had some, too early
to enjoy the itossibilities and the future
oof New York, when the whole island of
Manhattan could have been bought for
twenty-four dollars. Mr. Depcw then
sa id :
"In XHY2 two boys were born, who pendeiico of the
were destined to influence beyond any
other men of their period ami almost
of any period, the history of the world
and the happiness of the human race.
One had all the advantages and the
birth, rank, education and imsition
would give him in Great Britain, and: South America and nearly all
the other had the same opportunities in lands of the adjoining seas. Sin
the home of Kosolcry, is really a pictorial
monument of the fall of the North Min
istry, of the recognition uf American
indeHmlence, of the birth ami marvelous
growth from the American Revolution of
lilwral ideas in Great Britan and in
Europe. It has also its lesson for tit
day. One "tower alone in Europe sym
pathized with Lord North and Grgo
III. in their attack upon the right of
tin. American people, one ht alone
in Euroite held off till the last until
long after Great Britain herself had
acted in the recognition
of the inde-
Fnited States. That
power was Spain. She had at that time
the most magniticient of colonial em
pires, she iossesed nearly one-half ami
the most productive half of the conti
nent of North America, tin whole of
the Isthuinus of Darion, the whole of
the i
f eared
the New- World. One, by education, ' tha t the example of the American Revo-
hahitiS of mind and association, embodies' lution would spread to her own coloni
the spirit, of the past, the other, tin
awakened spirit of the ago. The one
was Lord North, the other George
Washington. Lord North was a believ
er in the autocratic authority of the
middle ages. He believed in the divine
rights of kings, and in the concentration
of all power ill the throne. He never
understood the people, nor could he
comprehend that they had any rights
in the administration of governniet. He
was a Tory of the Tories, and a Bourbon
of the Bourbons. His great aility and
high character only gave him a larger
Had she learned the lesson of the
American Revolution she might still
have been an imjM'iial power. That
lesson of the American Revolution in
colonial empire was home rule and self
government for the jKople of the colonic
and the working of their own tlcstim-H
according to the conditions of the count
ry in which they livd and the sur
roundings. This lesson cost Gloat Rri
tain the fairest of her tosesions, but
by adopting the policy which it taught,
her colonies now enrich the g!oU. It
was one of the sights of the centurv to
place, and opportunity for the eucroarh- 111 'he .liiluJoo procession last utn-
ment of his ideas, and the misleading wvr tllp representatives of every eonti-
of his king. Washington breathed the ,1(lllt climate of the earth, of very
air of freedom in the fields and the ,:u ail,l religion, loyally following the
forests of the New World. On the Ouoen as subject to her authority, in
farm, at the hustings, in the Legislature,' Jm imi''rial sense and sovereign them-
in politics and in war, he mingled with s'Iv h their own home governments.
the nconh. He earlv learmd their in- P."i -"is persistently clung to the ide.,
telligence and capacity for self govern
ment. The lesson of civil and religious
liberty was taught him by example and
precept until, far beyond his years or
his contemporaries, he knew the mean
ing of liberty and law. In the ordering
of Ihe great events of the period of
fyord North, the most hide bound of ,
conservatives, became the most: danger
ous of revolutionists, while Washington,
the leader of the Revolution, lfcame the
embodiment of conservatism. Iord
North, by endorsing the edicts of arbi
trary power, created a revolt which lost
to Hie British Crown the greater part
of ids colonial posessions ami inaugur
ated the era of political expansion ami
created the Democracy which drove him
from power, ami ultimately elevated to
the control of the destinies of his conn-'
try the masses of his countrymen whom'
he so distrusted and despised. Wash-,
ington guided a revolt against authority.1
government ami law so wisely, so eon-j
servativcly and with such fairness
that uion theruitk-i of the government
which he destroyed, and of the laws'
which he delieil. he built a republic with
the rights of life, of liberty, of happi
ness ami of properly so embedded in its'
constitution that the institution's of the
Fnitetl States alone of all the nations of
Christendom have survived the shock
of the social and political evolutions of
the nineteenth. j
"After one hundred years Lord North
is remembered only because his ashes
fertilize free institutions. After one
hundred years Washington is reverenced
as the founder of the most beneficent
government the world has ever known,1
and as the foremost man in all the ele-'
incuts of patriotism, heroism ami state-j
craft of hits own time and of every age.
Lord North, deserted by his king, his
party and his fiiemls, jmssed his declin-'
ing years lamenting, not his Ioms of j
sight, which was the misfortune of his
of Lord North, and worse than that to
the Roman pro-consular system, which
recognized prosperous colonies only as
opportunities for the rapacity of impe
rial rulers. The spirit of ihe age has
broken her power, has wrested from her
the marvelous possessions and has
duced the Empire of a quarter of
globe to a few fertile islands in
Atlantic and the Pacific. Too late
recognizes, when all is lost in Cuba,
folly of her past and of her present.
With the independence of Cuki will dis
appear from the face of the earth tie
last remnant of that kind of power which
was represented !v
with hts inini.-trv
J,ord North and !
old age, but his blindness in not. seeing
the tendencies of the time and the ris
ing spirit of English and American lib
erty. Washington passed his declining;
years possessing the love and the grati-'
tude of his country ami the admiration;
of the world.
"There was another young man, con-
tem'torary with Washington and Lord
North, who had so thoroughly imbibed j
the teachings and the spirit of Chatham
and Burke ami Fox, that he remained
out of jHiwer during the whole of the
Revolutionary War because he believed
the Americans were right. His first act
on coming into power on the fall of the
ttii kissed ine loe. tin setling mn
Lay in Ihe bright West's glowing arm-.
Ami at his touch a richer flash,
I'ccpcncd and brightiejH'd all h'-r
We wi re alone, the dual one
With whom love lib at fir-f began;
A timid woman. Hushed and shy;
A d.iiing, strong and ardent man.
I had not ilreanud in wildest flight
That " r my fancy dared to go.
That we would ever meet; muchless
That you. Oh. Love, would kiss ni" so!
But Ave had met. ami I had raised
My eyes to meet your glowing face.
When, by ome sudden i mpuls m irrcd,
Vou caught ine in a close embrace;
And lteiuling down, your ltoarded lip
Sought mine with close and eager
As from that moment you would drain
Arrears for abstinence, long means re.
I felt the lteating of your heart.
Rapid and strong, against my breast;
And trembled with a vague alarm
As to your bosom I was pressed.
So dose your breath was on my cheek.
Vour clustering hair with mine di 1
And still your lips now pr-s-d fo mine
As tho' that kiss could never end.
I thrilhd ami trembled; paled aid
flushed :
I could not move, you were so strong,
And held me so. my words were hushed.
Vour flame of pays ion made mo dumb.
No other man hail ever dared
T. kiss me after such fashion:
My lips were held above all reach.
Even after years of faithful passion.
But you, ohs. Reiver, strong and ltold;
Adopted the old Highland plan-
ministry of Lord North was to recognize 'Fnat lie will take, who has the power,
And they mav k o. -who can!
Iliibltoro. N. C.
the independence of the United States
and make the Jay treaty of alliance be-j
twee n the two' countries that great
treaty of peace and arbitration between
these two English speaking iieoples.
the spirit of . which grows
stronger and more beneficent year,
iy year, and never was so strong
as it is to-day. This statesman was the t sank." Brooklyn Life.
"My wife cast some bread on the wa
ters once." remarked the young man re
lunctly. "Did it ever ret urn?" asked
the other. "No." was the reulr "H

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