The lncture "The Spaniard in Cnba, and tne Cubau at Home," announced in another colnmn to be dolivered Feb. 23 and 24, under the anspioes of the Students' Christian Association, at NeWberry iiall, has, for ttese times, the singular rnerit of entire authenticity. Capt. Steele was seut to Cnba in 1873 by Gen. Grant, and sr?ed theie as consul at Matanzas, then tne great sngar port of the world, until1881, when he resigned. This was during the nine years' war preoisely like the present except that it was less successful. The experience was a strange one. Since the present conflict begai! no oue has succeeded in aotually penetrating the lines and winning out again without arrest. Capt. Steels's entire story is one of actual experieuce in life iu Cuba. By hie story a resident in the United States now has a fuller knowle'lge of the fighting Cuban and his enemies.