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Cuba As A Republic

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Havana: The meeting of insnrgent delegates at Nagasa proelaimed a constitution for the republic on a federal basis -of fi ve states. They ;ilso elected the Marcjnis oi Santa Lucia president umi appointed varioua offieers, as well infirming the nominations oí Antenne Maceo to be general commanding in Santiago de Cuba, Máximo Gome in Puerto Principe and lloloft" in Santa Clara. Nagas was proclaimed as the provisional federal capital. A resolution was adopted permitting farmers to sell their produce in the towns on the payment of 25 per cent ad valorem duty. " A proposal to proclaim Maceo dictator of Cuba was discussed for six days and was finally withdrawn. The autonomist party intend to petition Spain forself-government on Canadian unes. Jt is stateü tnat uomez is ïnclined to accept conditional autonomy, bot Maceo declines any compromise. The Spaniard residents in Havana have decided to form a volunteer guard to defend the city in case of need. A company of Cubans, under sentence of imprisonment in the fortress of Centa, Morocco, for rebellion, were deported on board the steamer Cataluña. Three are under sentence of life imprisonment, and 10 are condemned to 20 years. Xuraerous dispatches are being received from Cuba which teil of skirraishes betvveen the Spaniards and the rebels bnt no decisive en;agements have been fought rocently.


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