Items of Interest

An interesting legal point is involved in the Cox embezzlement case, as it turns on the relations existing between the United States and Cuba. Cox is an American charged with the embezzlement of fifteen hundred dollars in Havana. He was arrested in New Orleans and has resisted all efforts to send him back to Cuba. He claims that Cuba is an independent nation under the resolutions adopted by Congress and the terms of our declaration of war against Spain; that it is not a part of the United States, even if occupied by American troops, and is not bound by the laws of the United States. The United States District Attorney contends that under present conditions a criminal captured in the United States can be returned to Cuba where he committed the offence.

When Weary of Marching
August 31, 1899

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