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The Waller Case

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Consul General Mores, in Chicago on his way from Paris to Kansas City, assured inan in terview thatAmbassador Eustis has eonducted the American side of the Waller caso successfully. The fact, he says, that Waller is a negro and Mr. Eustlc a southerner only served to make the auibassador more vigorous and determined. The facts, hovvever, do no justify Mr. Morss in saying that the negotiations have "progressed satisfactorily." There is no ground known to the American people for thinking the Waller case has proeressed at all. There will be no satisfactory progress until an Lean citizen lying in a Frenen jail shall be discharged, for, up to the present time, there has been not a jot of proof proffered by the Prench government that i has a color of justice in keeping thi black American citizen a prisoner. It is earnestly to be hoped that when the correspondence is published it wil appear that Ambassador Eudtis was no' derelict in respect of this victim o Fi-eneh conspiracy in Madagascar, fo that is the proper name for the seizure and detention of Waller. Secretary Vignaud went to Paris orgiiially expecting to become the ivident representativo of the confedérate states after Únele 'Sam had been whipped by our then misguided southern brethern. Mr. Vignaud has felt called upon to say publicly that he also has done all in his power for Waller. It ought not to be necessary for either an American ambassador or the secretary of an American embassy to protest so much. All the American people want is not protests but performance. Waller is entitled to his liberty with ampie damages, and Prssident Cleveland should demand more energetic action in his behalf than has yet


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