The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 18

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 18

Author: Albert Shaw

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334454825

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

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Excerpt from The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 18: An International Magazine; July-December, 1898 A Risk Under the circumstances, therefore, Ad to'be miral Sampson considered that there was Auo'ded' not a day to be lost in taking some meas ures to drive a firm stopper into the bottle, or to use the other figure - spring-lock the door of the trap. Either Schley or Sampson doubtless would have been ready, if the emergency had re quired it, to sail boldly into the passage and to risk battle inside the harbor - this, although it was well known that the Spaniards had mined the channel and that they were prepared to launch torpedoes from the shore. Commodore Schley had on May 31 stormed the fortifications near the opening of the channel, and his shells were said to have done some damage to the ships in the inner bay. Nevertheless, it would have been at the risk of a great loss of men and of ships to have attempted to go into the harbor. Admiral Dewey in sailing into Manila Bay had passed through a very wide entrance, and more over had found his enemy far less prepared and alert. Our men of Schley's ying squadron and of Sampson's eet were perfectly ready to risk everything in the attempt to force their way through the channel and to attack Cervera under the protection of the Santiago batteries; 'but it was, obviously, much more desirable to find some means by which to obstruct navigation at the narrowest part of the channel, and thus to make it sure that the blockade could be maintained through fogs and dark nights. Such things are easy to talk about, but difficult to perform. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 16

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 16

Author: Albert Shaw

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334454868

Category: Political Science

Page: 804

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Excerpt from The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 16: An International Magazine; July-December, 1897 Twenty years OF the tariff. (from a. Valuable table prepared by Worthington C. Ford, Statistician of the Treasury Department, showing amounts of duties collected, total volume of imports, and volumes respectively of the imports taxed and those free of duty. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 35

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 35

Author: Albert Shaw

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1528149661

Category: Political Science

Page: 922

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Excerpt from The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 35: An International Magazine; January-June, 1907 The A great deal was said last month Centralizing in speeches and also, in newspa pers about the rapid trend to ward centralization and toward the assump tion by the general Government of activities that might better have been left to the States. A considerable part of {his discussion was provoked by a speech made by Secretary Root at a banquet of the Pennsylvania Society in New York. Mr. Root made a brilliant pres entation of the vigorous work of the general Government, and pointed out the tendency of the times is a masterly Way. It did not follow, however, that he was attacking the sovereignty of the States or arguing for a diminution of energy on their part in the treatment of pressing matters of public con cern. Mr. Root would unquestionably like to see the States doing their whole duty, and would prefer that less work should be thrown upon the general Government, even where falling clearly within the reasonable interpretation of the federal Government's constitutional authority. Thus Mr. Root would not hesitate to point out the fact that if the State of Illinois had risen to its full opportunity and duty in the matter of regu lating the stockyards and packing-houses of Chicago, we should not have been confronted with the need of passing the recent. Meat Inspection law, which adds much to the work of the general Government. And Sen ator Beveridge would doubtless be glad to admit that if all the States had been as progressive as a few of them in the matter of regulating child labor, there would be lit tle if any advantage in bringing the subject before the national Congress at the present time. Similar things might be said about the Pure Food bill and various other matters of general public concern with which the Gov ernment at Washington has of late been occupying itself. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 21

The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 21

Author: Albert Shaw

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0483374199

Category: Political Science

Page: 816

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Excerpt from The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 21: An International Magazine; January-June, 1900 Cowper, William, Augustine Birrell on, 610. Crabs and Their Habits, 743. Crimes and Penalties, New, 2 Crucifixion and Evolution, 741. Cuba Annexation Problem, Some Phases of the, 146. Census-taking in Cuba, 656. Cuba and Its Future, 8. Elections, Approaching, 391. Independence, Cuban, 595. Independence, Cuban, Preparing for, 145. Orphans, Cuban, and Education, 391. Postal Scandal in Cuba, 656. Tariff Policy, Cuba and Our, 146. Wood, General, in Cuba, 213. Currency see Finance. Cyrano de Bergerac, Author of, 355. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.