Treachery in Venezuela. @MaryAnastasiaOG


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Photo: Speaker Cannon through the tropics : a descriptive story of a voyage to the West Indies, Venezuela and Panama: containing views of the Speaker upon our colonial possessions

Year: 1907 (1900s)

Authors: Moore, J. Hampton (Joseph Hampton), 1864-1950

Subjects: Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Book print

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er at Minister Mortons—The Exciting Game ofJai Alai—The Governor Remembers a Friend. A beautiful city—Havana; naturally, and by the hand ofman. With its Prado and its Malecon, its parks, its churchesand its statues; its stately and artistic buildings, its orna-mental and substantially-built homes—indeed, there wassomething captivating about it all. We expected to enjoyourselves in the capital city, for it had been pictured asanother Paris and Naples combined, with a little of MonteCarlo thrown in. The launches were ready, and we werepreparing to land when a boarding party made its way tothe Speakers state-room. They might have searched theisland over and not done better. Its Governor Magoon, said Tawney, as the Taft-likeform of the Provisional Governor grasped the Speakershand—another Minnesota boy. But he isnt boasting of it, laughed Sherman; hesbeen to Nebraska since. Accompanying the Governor were Major-General Ale-jandro Rodriguez, the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban 314

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NATIVE FUNERAI., HAVANA. the: city 01^ HAVANA. 317 troops; his United States adviser, Major H. J. Slocum,Second United States Cavalry, and Colonel Carlos M. deRojas of the Cuban Artillery; the American Consal-Gen-eral, Frank Steinhart, a Pennsylvanian, hailing from Allen-town ; Captain Robert E. L. Michie, of the General Staff,U. S. A., who had been detailed from Washington; Cap-tain J. A. Ryan, Fifteenth Cavalry, U. S. A., aide to theProvisional Governor, and Lieutenant-Commander Sypher,U. S. Navy. Trooping along with the party were Mr.Alvord, the New York Herdds representative at Havana,and Mr. Patchin, of the New York Sun. It was not long before the Congressional party found ithad come in contact with a big-bodied, big-hearted, big-minded man. Some of us had not met Governor Magoonbefore, but we liked him. He looked the part of anAmerican representative in a trying position abroad. Therewas nothing nervous about him. The annoyances of theisland were not disturbing him. He was jovia

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