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Cambridge Jeffersonian, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1871, Cambridge, Ohio THE OHIO. of ll pal.I Hliili tli.'.M .u Arti-r I'.V'Ufs CAMBRIDGE NIAN. Ami Not Olll.-r 111 Vublu- siiii.iii-. fl.ll Uttl'llll VOL. MARCH 1871. NO. 42. WASTED. F n A iiiul 51 U MA- iHiltlt liirnlihrit I'm- of 31. SfMXEU us ni.i'1 t r t'.i u --I11.' r W. W1IITK. I In Null.ni.il I'-.u'li BOM TON. W till. lllsi-J llll-K-i Will ll'l-l Wft nt s tin- i niiiilii .it'i nti' l.nnr. Haul Minn llltt.i CAPITAL .t.U'oll Pll-t. 1. V. I'l 1.. M. M.vuii I SI i i At.r. i i i i l. Ull'lllllOIHl. rri-iit. X it. Ii. W '.unlit ulu. VKOMI'TI.Y jun.-i-lt. Uy CHAM. K. JtH'1'CIIEflEH. Hni-i-h 1871. i'i.il nlli nli'Mi HIM VOJII1K IllU. OlIU'i' i-tir Atti.nn.l I.nw. tilkl1 11101 I IlK.li JA.MKS A lit 11 in. ..i... 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AW.VI. pliy.U luii unit ii.t' i .UK' Hi' lllsiilsl'slll till HIII IK i i.l Col uiioMii i'-- a DOMESTIC WOOL MARKET. COM JIISSIOMIERCAXTS S Stove. Till. l I -i.... i XO. 0 NOt'TH t'KOX'r I'ltlLADKI.l'HIA. li'-'t'-'l- tut.u mull.MI iii tin' iiim-Ki.'t i li.-i iiiiiiislii-.l -it nil Hill-Ill. 'I I'llKl illn-vt. HonhvcU's L'olicy Explained. Boutwpil's peculiar method of managing the finances is at last ex- plained. That which was-an enig- ma to many is one no longer. The wily secretary is conducting his de- partment in the interest of his party he is making a prodigoua effort to pay off the national not that the country may relieved of tho not that taxation with its heavy weights may not oppress a future but that the radical parly which placed him in power may have a diauco to fashion the destinies of the country after the expiration of Grant's term. Wo arc speaking now by. the card and using the secretary's own ut- paraphrased and tiimmed of their superfluities and verbosity. In a coin-ersation with an influen- tial a few days he declared that unless the radical parly could go before tho people in 1872 and show a total extinction or a vory material reduction of the national its defeat would be sure. Boutwell was frank enough to acknowledge that his party had done nothing else that would be apt to commend it to the kind consideration and support the we freely accord him all the credit to which an open con- fession entitles him. But we know his financial policy will neither add to .the prosperity of tho for which he evi- An net tn I'roli'ist I ho Kli ctlous of Volllii- tnry I'lillili'iil and to IHin- Ish i'nuuls thoruon. ill nr 'I n. J H Ami In it-. .Irnt-lrrnntl in-nlrr In t'STlilt silvt-r w t i. A- .ini'i Jilltiil. -OU.IU-. 1-KJ.HVWKI.. it bl ill-1 u fcc I' In- W. M. .of to MrMalloll HI. I.U Drus and SECTION 1. ISa it That all elections horeal'Ler lo 'on holden hy any voluntary pulitlual association or parly in this for any delegates or managing or fur the nominulion of candidates foi public may he called or ordered hy published upon the vote of a majority of the city or township central or controlling committee of such voluntary political association in the city or which may elect to accept the pro- visions of this which shall slate the together with tho place of holding such ei.'ction also the authority by which call or no- tice is and the person shall be uuincd therein who is to supervise or preside' at each pull where such election is to bo liolil- en and the said person slnill be a lejinl voter of the pro ward or elect ion district for which he is named. Said notice shall likewise declare the qualifica- tions of the persons to vote at such thai such pre- scribed qualifications shall not be inconsistent with those expressed in this act. 2 The notice required by sestion one of this act shall be pub- lished in some newspaper or news- papers of general circulation print- ed in the city or county for which the election is and shall be posted in at least three places in the polling precincts of such at least live days pri- i I in i op t tin- I'ostol Ohio. for Mulr nioj- H Kiriju stui-k ol tirocrrl By l.'ii.n oil till Win.I 1'iti lit M Whin- i I'tC. ct-i- or mini. in-. M. K. I 'I. r. Hi T1KBMIOTT STAB Public Cniti-t i Oiilo. st.ll'- 'li rn flj'll'l s. I.D.M. s. n-ii -.-ly lor ini'illrliiiil iHirposfi. I'rc x rlpl fully Pi'ipiinil. At i.i i or ii miit. V.i. an IN DRUGS AND MEDICINES Ohio. Hilt for Mttllrl'iial i JtuthlHi Oil or thereto that there he no newspaper published in tho dis- lently little or the popularity Mel or then the newspaper held under the for ihn pulsation may be act. And DEC. 3. Ihe person named as supervisor in the notice required bp section one of this or any person in his absence or refusal lo serve assuming or chosen to be such supervisor of the election shall first be sworn or af- firmed by some officer authorized Hilt. aalf I'ttrlHHl HOt M.uU'-f Hint F IVM. A M. K1KK I -I u ii li iill'l RS. in M.I Fine nn.i Coin nii'l mid Ji lll.UM ll'---. Jl.lll uith Ohio. I'lupiii tort. li-I ll Kit. A full slock uf te n t JVX edioines All I .in I i-il n ti I'n pi i ipl .ii-i'tirit poll I ll 11' -h I U' I pill i- tin 11 ll'I I -.ll.ll.ltll II Illllll to 1 p. in. lii'tti .j 0 p. til. C11A1G MICROSCOPE ll IMi'llI-. Illi-lllOtlsilllls i i ol i in it- ll'l M'll I HVaif.'lhl l-lllll- utiU 'i-.r i' i It iiiiiunilli .V TI.11KS hi I III i it MIHN V -t. K'-V lit lill u-. I ull Ii j.i '1 niiitl r 1 I In Ani- I I Ml'4.1 1' i-tllll .lohllli I l.itt 11 tin- or llnrlfortt. t in-k. of J'olii-ii i loi tin1 al'OM- s liy t-i lo iin.1 from ln-liiiHl Sci.lliunl ill Al- .li all t on tjuni- roniiti t. i TOTU'K TU IIKHS. III' to pi lili'li Inil lion lii'ir is I inn on 11n I 11 i i It u ill I'llrll mill ll'lrh'ls I. r cM'iuius. It will MIll-ll-lllllllH'SS Ol' VAI.f K in-'-cts whli-li upon hN i-n.p-. 'liu mill so --iiiipli in lU OM-.Iiiicl ion Unit mi.v i-uii It iiml. iiml u-illi i A i u i ilu I I'M si n Mli- uii'l I iii-np. OM-I- sixty Iliou- s.lll.l I'llllll'i till' plixt Its IVOI'tll Illll I.....I Illllll 11 lo In llinllsiilMlslif Sl'll'llMlll- Mi n. I'm nn i ...si 11 oo I lli'H'li'oi Kanillli'-i mill ollii-rs. MI ctiim-. foi in I n i- Apul....... JIII'H-.. I Price S.-nl 1 Di'ii insh aini'itt tifiUlv i-K I uiui riil I illn-t'tiotis hon mix Ini M hi i-ii liv mull. t NV..I. IN hi- lii-ld In CAM- t IsTl. ..............Tlii'il S.itiinliiy. iiml Tlnnl Tlnnl iHitionv A. no nppli 'ilto join tin' i alli-r It lu li. s. I Kxiu T. li. promptly t Mill I..- jiro- H OOP SK1UT.H t 1'UII.K OK TIIK These In all tlio fnsliioiuililf us. lii-ni n1- Skills iiinl nt tin- Lowi-xr pi tiialini-l1 in wliicli th.-v mi- minlc tiny will ixitwt'iir two of nny iniiUf. All tlmtnn-xfnmp- of the fully wtirriintwl. tfj APAMX. Mil nn I nn nil ni tor i mvx. iii-toi N.IIIIIT Inli-n-ttlnu in- loiniation on lln- of fri'iiiion pn- vnir. This .liHiinal will in si ni I-'KKI'. ton onu i-nr to aiiy H i 'i-jtm M lit tin- i-i-ifuliii pili'i-. idiilK Mtrro- will Id- si.nt For oiti' hcntitiriillv II- Hishali-'l I ill I l-lUllf t ni ti'sl i limn ol I'l-iilu nil for postiii.'.1 o W. .1. itii'l Sol.- I'loprii'toiM of din I Novi-lty I III. lii iili'i'i. th si-Ms in lainil.s on us whi'll ox- i.roiUs. .Semi tor Ynl'N.i ON TIIK j ill liiflitsut tin- iirnprli ty or linproprii'lj m witli .san- Itai.i lor Ihosi. li-i-l llhhUril for mat union ss. live. i-ili-nvi-liipis. A.liln-sN IIMWAUU AHHO- Jior. his for the welfare of he is willing to do any and everything. the head of one of the most important departments connected with the ex- ecutive branch of the confesses that ho does not labor for the country's but for his party's then it is high time for the people to get rid of the party tool as well as the unprinci- pled organisation that Is capable of nursing into life such This dodge of reducing the debt will not serve the radical party in its present for the reason the reduction U brought about by the infliction of hardships upon the peo- ple greater than a continuance of the responsibility would entail. An army of tax have grasped the money necessary to the exist- ence of the commercial and indus- trial interest of the and after deducting their per forwarded it through the proper channels to Boutwell. One hundred million dollars of th's money he has laid away iu the cof- fers of the treasury where it lies not drawing as much as a penny of intrrt-st. Meanwhile busi- ness men find money growing scarce and are unable to account for the tightness of tho money until finally the rates of in- terest advance to such figures that the profits of legitimate business transactions will not cover the price paid for the money necessary J to make these transactions j Stagnation and suspension follow quickly on tho heels of a pressure in and the long array of mercantile failures during the last fuw months of 1870 fully attest the pressure of tight times anil evi- dence the fruits ol Mr. BoutwelPs financial policy. since the radical party is to be made with the unthink ing by such foul means as Mr. Boutwell has been very kind in telling us so. We can now attribute the silence of our work- the gloom in our counting to Boutwolls efforts to manufacture somo costly political clap-trap for radical orators in 1872. We submit that the national debt can be paid the resources of the country are tho people honest and if Mr. Boat- well and his compeers tax the re- sources of the people to the verge of we can see what could prevent an early cancellation of our obligations. As long as a radical congress impost's onerous taxes and famish- es the support of the army and navy to those entrusted with its collec- tion as long as the people are able to carry the weight thus is natural to expect a reduction of tho debt. It does not take a great deal of financial ability to pay debts when plenty of money is furnished for that purpose. That which is necessary in a national financier is tact to pay without harrassing the people. This ability Boutwell does not anil therefore his poli- instead of adding to the popu larity of his will damn it be- this having tho noted opposite the parly's name on the poll list. And auy violation of tho provisions of this section hy j the supervisor and judges oi elec- shall bo deemed a misdemean- and on sub- ject the party offending lo punish- ment as prescribed in section three of this act. And any person who upon taking such oath or af- ami under the cxamiuii I I tion hcicin willfully i make a statement to a matter pcrtine it Mid material in such cx- j shall be doomed giiilty j of the crime of and on 1 conviction be punished as prescrib- ed by law. 1. Any person who is not i a citizuii of the United or who is not qualified to vote in the waid or election district wherein the election is held at thffl. next coming county or any per- son frho shall vote after objection is mride and sustained as specified in section or any person who s'lall vote more than once at tho same or dill'eroiit precincts or I'oifytlie b.-une day in the sumo elec- whoihor such objection be or shall he deemed guilty and on convic- bhtill bu piuiiahetl by a exceeding one hundred be imprisoned in the county and be fed on bread and water not loss tluui ten nor more than thirty days. 'Sec. G. Any candidate or other persons who shall offer any fee or directly or ly to'any elector to influence his vote at any election held under the provisions of this or any per- son who ahull receive said foe or reward for his shall be deemed guilty of a and on be subject the same punishment proscribed i i section three of this and in shall be disqualified from Voting hereafter at tiny election provisions of this any person who shall by tin cat or to intimidate any or any supervisors or judges of or shall interfere or disturb in any planner any election hoM under the t revisions of this acl. shall be eemed guilty of a and on conviction shall be THE SAftTO DOMINGO JOB. ami Inland The Sun CoiTCspoiHlpnt's Inter- view with The Commis- sioners Looking lor n House No Coal on tJie Island The o anil tiic Hoii. THE JEPFERSONIAN OCBoo. to administer that he is a Ic- j-putiishcd by a fine not exceeding gal voter of the ward or one hundred imprison- dislrict in which the election is to meut in the county and be fed bo held that he will correctly and pu bread and not less than faithfully conduct such kwenty nor more than thirty protect it against all frauds and SEC. 7. Any voluntary political carefully and tvrtlycanvasafcyissociation or party in nny all votes cast thereat in such amah JMfcjty incorporated village that yoiul all hope of resurrection nor as may be required by the au thority appointing the election and the supervisor shall then fausp the i'li.'ctor.s present posses-sing the qualifications of persons entitled to vote under said to choose two judges of election and two clerks to assist him in receiving and taking account of tho votes to each of whom shall be ad- by some ofllcer author- ized to administer the same oath that has already been taken by said and any violation of the provisions of this section shall be deemed a and on subject the offender to punishment by not loss than fifty or more than two hundred or by imprison- ment in tho coni.ty jail not less than one nor more than six or both such fine and imprison- ment. Sue. 4. It shall be the duty of the supervisor and judges of such election to entertain objections made by any qualified elector under such published call or notice to any vole that may be on the ground that the person offering it is not entitled lo vote under the I terms of the said call for the said or that he is not n citizen of the United a legal resi- dent and voter of the election pre or t or that he has received or been directly or imih'i'olly.any fee or reward for lih vole any or that he voted before at that place or some other on that in t lie sumo elec- tion and it shall be the duly of said supervisor orono of tho judges of if such objection lie not to administer to the person so offeting to vote an oath or affirmation to the general effect that he will truly testify to all mat ters relating to his said qualifiea tion under said published his citizenship of the United receiving or being prom- directly or any fee or foi his vote for any and whether he has voted at that or other place on that day such election. It shall then be tae duty of the or one of the judges of interrogate the person so objected as to all the matters in particu- lar upon which said objection wis and generally as to all of said qualifications. II tho person so objected to shall refuse to an- swer such after said oath or nlllrmation shall have been ad- it shall bo the duty of supervisor and judges of election to reject such vote. But if such oath be and such question answered and not contradicted succ3ssfultv by the sworn testimony of other who may be it shall be tho duty of the supervisor and judges of election to admit tho Vote sworn to bo qualified according to the term of the call and provisions of sliall electJlo invokethc protection and subject itself to the provisions of this at tho time of pub- lication of notice provided for in section declare that such elec- tion therein called will be held in pursuance of and subject to the provisions of this under the title of the primary election and in tltn event such notice last aforesaid shtill be and not the provisions of this act shall be applicable and in force in to said election. Sue 8. Indictment undor the provisions of this net shall be found by the grand jury of the pioper county- This act shall take effect be in force from and after its and no ex- pense shall be incurred tc the county or Stntc in the conduct of elections under it9 provisions. Berkshire IV 1 IlrxuY was born at Lancsbon County where his fiillicr owned four or live of feovcial hundred was con- sidered worth at the time of his death liu was odd to the last and when ho was mar- drove with his intended bride to New Lob Now whore wore united by a Justice of the Peace for one dollar. The had ten cliildten sons and six of whom the fully inherited his father's oddity. The old gentleman removed fioiii Lanesboro to Now bt-cuuso of the too near location of an iron furnace to his grounds. is now about fifty ye.vrs of round shoul- and with an indescribable comic expression on his he always had. lie is now sup- posed to be worth about tlio N'I-W SAN 3.1871 In my previous I'.'Ucri I have given you an account of Santa Bar- bara- do and the views which I discovered among the country people thereabouts on the subject of annexation. I will in the present one furnish you with my observation ashore in this1 and tho capital of the Island. HAYS AND IIAIUJOUS. When President Grant talks of the splendid harbors this island lie simply proves how gullible he is. There is not a moderately decent one on the whole but to prove it I will detail each. Of Samana I have already given you some account. It is very small. The Tennessee did not go but dialed tvvo and a half miles from the and for this accomodatioti the United States pays a year. Of this as a coaling compared to St. I will speak further on. The western end of the harbor of Samana is a larijp mangrove swamp from which must emanate most deadly miasma. Water apparently of a good qu-dity and abundant in quantity is obttiinable at Mr. Burr's about half a mile eastward ofjjlhe town. It flows from spring's in the and is brought down to the shore in open wood condu- its. At this San Domingo there is nothing but an open road- and tho ground oc- casioned by the southeast and which rules nil the is the very worst I ever and renders loading a vessel outside a sheer imposibilily. Tl'cre is a smaller inner or rather the widened mouth of the river opposite tlio with fouriec.i to sixteen feet of water in but no vessel can cross the bar drawing more than ten feet and half feet. The United States steamer was drawing eleven struck on Mie bar on entering. I hear that she was so damaged that it is not unlikely that she may never be moved. Her oOlcers have taken a house in this and live ashore. I'LTUTO PLATA Is an Open beach with a heavy surf constantly it is exposed to northers. There is no wharl although the Government collects wharfaoe on every package of merchandise lauded or exported there. The United States steamer Nantaskct was lying there on the 25th of December when a norther sprang and she was obliged to go to leaving and a part of her crew ashore. C'ALDEKA DAY Is situated en the south side of the some sixty miles from th'is and is unquestionably the best harbor on the whole coast. It only lately been sur- veyed by Mr. Charles A. Master on board tl.o United States steamer Nantasket. This gentle- man certainly lias the glory of hav- ing surveyed the only really useful harbor in Sail Domingo. not drawing over sixteen feet can lie in a perfectly land loektd while ships of heavier draft lie nt- sicle in ciyht fathoms water close in and under the ica of a spit of land which bends which completely protects them from the southeast tra 'es. The Bay of Caldera has the disadvan- of being bin rounded for the most part with flat salt and there is nitficsh tra ter procurable in the vicinity. The whole shores of the bay moie utterly there not being a house or a sign of civiliza- tion any whore about. ple of that of the whole squ.-i dron. Tho in faet bo considered as the ship which rendered most service to Baez rnd his for she it was that landed Bnbcock.Jngalls and Sackctt in San Domingo on the 20th of November. ISO'J and she also it was on the 1st of December of the same delivered to liaez a battery of field uud a quantity of small arms. ammunition and equipments to the value of and the sum of in America n gold she it was whose officers raised the and Stripes'' at Samana on the Gth of the same mouth of De- 1809. COMMISSION IX SAN DOMINGO CITY. The Tcnncsse arrived here on the 1st of steamed around from Samana at the extraor dinary speed of three to three and a halt' knots per' due to a light easterly wind. The Nantas- which left Samana at the same time as we ind which can never exceed six knots an showed us a clean pair of and was hull down before dusk. On arrival we found here Captain Pri- vate Secretary to bis Hie President of the and Mr. Clerk to Captain Tem- ple of the Tennessee. These gen- tlemen had been sent overland bv the Commissioners with a letter to President notifying him of their arrival on the island. The letter was written in be- cause there was no one on board who could speak or write Spanish. One of tho Commissioners told me so. Both Mr. Wade and Mr. Cou- ard were suffering from slight attacks of caught on the road across. The Commissioners landed yes- the 2d. The Hon. A. A. Burton had to be lowered ever the AH kinds or Printing done neatly and niiil nt moderate prices. Call and ste specimens. Terms of Onr or one week fl each week per year SOO hall columo aflvsT' ttscmcntsat the usual rates. Soldiers armed with Springfield and furnished with equip- ments bearing the United States carry out the law of the and that law is the will of Buenaveii- tura Bacz. All else iscbaos. There are no regular no various branches of the Government system either of the collection or distribution of public funds. The soldiers earn nominally fifteen dol- lars per which is payable in paper money worth twenty-five cents on the but even this is not paid to them. When Bad uants money for some very urgent and nono can for the moment be out of the American Gov- he appeals to the mer- who buy at their own price payable at the Custom- houses for or take bonds to be admitted in the cuent of an- nexation. This vale business can only be carried on now on any large scale at one port of the Puerto for it Is the on'y one where any business is doing. But even there true to his shows the cloven foot. The mer- chants of Puerto Plata lately took some of these vafes on the distinct understanding that they should be received at the Custom- house in payment of duties. On the very first presentation of them the by express orders of declined to receive and refused to clear goods inward or outward except on receipt of duties in cash. It was the most unblush- ing case of repudiation oa record and as soon as Baez heard of the discontent which it had oc- he dispatched a Uniteq States man-of-war to Puerto Plata to carry out his swindle hj- if need be. One of the Commis- sioners told me in Samana that al- side of the Tennessee like a sack of though in that place they had found nothing but the most unan- ANDREW of immortalized his name with two utterances. He ''Give me the making of a nation's and 1 cure not who makes its laws.'' And when it was proposed to him to take the oath of allegiance to the British the Scott- ish who never accepted the union of tlio two' re- would die to serve my country.bnt I would not do an ignoble sc ion to save COUNT VON MOLTJCE is known to be one of the most accomplished of modern ami there is not a single language- or dialect ot Europe which he has not mastered. lie is also known to bo a man gift- ed with a singular power of reti- in this respect superior even to if that be possible. Hence arose that witty saying that Multke can talk six modern but knows how to hold his tongue in ALL the pretty girls in mar- ry Young. MOXTE The westernmost part of the north and tiic dividing line between San Domingo and is open to the same objection as Puerto it is entirely exposed to the dangerous northers. When President Grant as he did in his message to of the ships of to be delivered by San Domingo in case of he talked the most arrant nonsense in the world. The Dominican navy and has been for over lifuen tho navy of the United 'and will bo found after an- nexation to consist solely of twn small schooners of some 00 to 80 tons now lying in tho rivoi- at San and ni neither of which any sane man j would venture a mile from shore. As to there is absolutely no preten- sion to anything of the sort. To corroborate my statement that the Dominican navy for all practical of United Suites ships of I will give you the career of one the Nan- which has been on the sta- tion now since the whole of whose duty consisted in waiting upon by his intimidating both and Dominicans. The occupation of this vessel is a fair sam- potatoes with a rope round on fioconnt of the roll of the vessel. Tho Commissioners were received by Bacz the same morning. They kept him wailing a couple of hours after the time stipulated the previ- ous evening for the official recep- tion but in view of their other discourteous treatment of was of slight consequence. I was not present at the interview had previously interviewed but I believe every body wss charmed with himself and every body else. The told me shortly afterward that Baez seemed a very pleasant alth he didn't understand what he said. Commissioner White told me Bacz spoke French very much better than he expected he would. HOW 15EAZ FURNISHED A HOfSE. It appears that after Captain Wade and Mr. Couard had present- ed the letter sent by the Commis- sioners from Samana to he asked them if the Commissioners had any house for their use during their sla.y in this on learn- ing that they had kindly offer- ed to arrange one of his for them. which oiler Messrs. Wade and who had unsuccesfully hunted for a gratefully ac- cepted. Baez at once preceded to arrange the house for the accom modation of the and his modus operaixU is typical of the state of things here. He sent a sergeant and a file of soldiers round to the principal re- questing the loan of Of course they were and the heterogeneousness of the names marked on the bed-linen was amu- sing. For some the Commissioners on their declined the proffered compliment. Xot only they did worse they offered to accept the loan of the for that was all that Baez tendered them never offered to provide if he would allow them to pay for it. Baez quietly intimated to them that he was not a and they took anoth- er unfurnished by way of capping the climux.sent to Bnez a request that he would lend them some furniture. Of course anoth- er sergeant and another file of. soldiers were put in and the house of the Coaiiu.ssioners was furnished. Previous to the official reception of the Commissioners I had an in- terview with Baez. lie is dark with a con- siderable admixture of Spanish blood. He gave me the itnprcs sion of a man who feared treason in body. We spoke very little about San Domingo or an- but I broache.l the sub ject of and saw at once it was a tender subject. I lound out afterward that Baez is considerably under the thumb of Spanish de- serters from lite last armv of uc cupation. The majority of the shop-keepers here fre the the night watchmen. and not a few of tho s are Spaniards. relie-s upon those shop-keepers for funds fur pressing and when be spoke to me as he did of the- grtai caution that it was essential to use in order not to give umbrage to it was an expression of miserable truckling policy. wheieby he seeks to propitiate the very ivorst enemies Spain h. s tho men who deserted her in her hour of need in this island. As to tho POLITICAL SITUATION Of this it is an autocracy as perfect as can be conceived. imous desire for he thought that in Puerto Plata they would find very great opposition to the scheme. I should not woader if they did. RICHNESS OF THE LAXD Of this island I have never known any doubts expressed. From what I saw and from what I learned I am inclined to believe that in the ag- gregate it is not inferior.and prob- ably far to Cuba. In the latter island mahogony is univer- sally considered au unquestionable proof of the fertility of the but while in Cuba it is found only in the Central and Eastern Depart- it is wide spread throughout the whole of tins island. The most celebrated scclion is the a valley running westward from the head of the Gulf of Samana. What tobacc-o is produced in San Domin- Puerto Plata exports from to 6.000 tons a rais- ed in valley. The land is un- doubtedly first-class. Of the either of or cop- but little is known. The Spaniards in old times gotoutcon- siderable quantities of but I know of no tropical gold mines now being worked to advantageex- cept at very in where the lowness of the lat- titude is more than counter balanced by the altitude above the level of the sea. As to Professor Blake disproved the existence of it at the head of Samana he brought back to the after a very elaborate only samples of very good lignite. This is because BJr. in a pamphlet in which he extols tho resources of this island to the seventh heaven or a little quotes a letter written by General Bnceta. one of the Gen- erals commanding the last Spanish army of in which he says that coal from one of these veins had been put en board one of the Spanish war steamers and found equal to the best Cardiff. There is uo coal at and tliis is a fair sample of niue-niue hundreths of the thst has been written by interested parties about Saa Domingo. As to LUJOK. The whole matter may be summed up in a fc-w words. The original Indians were unfitted by their phys- ical constitution to do work. and when put to it by the Spaniards were soon exterminated. No white man can labor in San Domingo. The mulattoes arc en- ervated by the and can not work hard. The negroes w.ill not work nnle a forced. what capitalist will a Ivance a dollar on the richest po-- s.blt1 when not only there is labor on hut when all kinds of labor are barring tho only one which civilization of the age has invol- untary labor of the As to the CLIMATE 01' SAN To the whito man it is simply one of the most deadly in the world. I do not care what testimony the Commissioners may they can not alter facts. But as a spec- imen of tho way they collet t I give you the following At Mr. an testified to the health of the place. His child has been sick all the time. The wife of another American there told me that they had only one and thejr dirt not dare to have it in Samana.ftrom fear it would take the fever. Mr. Price was nsked in my presence by the Commissioners how long ho SPA PERI EWSPAPER
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