R. G. Ingersoll, a lawyer, on the Spanish American War

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R. G. Ingersoll, a lawyer, on the Spanish American War - i ' ; Tixst War Tot Humanity. This Is the first...
i ' ; Tixst War Tot Humanity. This Is the first war, so far as I know, in the history of the world, that has been waged -absolutely -absolutely in the interest interest of humanity; the only war born of pity, of sympathy; and for that rea son X have taken a deep interest In It, and I must say that I was greatly as tonished by the victory Of Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay. I think it one of ths most wonderful in the history of the world, and I think all that Dewey has, done shows clearly ...that he Is. a man of thought, of courage and of genius. 8o too,, the victory over the fleet of Cervers by Commodore .Schley la one of the most ' brilliant in alt the annals of the , world. The marksman ship, the courage, the absolute precision with which everything was done is to my mind astonishing. Neither should ws forget Wsinwright's heroic exploit, as commander of the Oloucester. by hich he demonstrated that - torpedo destroyers have no terrors for yacht manned by American pluck. Manila Bay and Santiago both are f surpassingly wonderful. There are no words with which to describe such deeds deeds that leap like flames above the clouda and glorify the whole heavens.. Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon Superiority,. The Spanish have shown in this con test that they possess courage, and they have displayed what you might call the heroism of desperation, but the Anglo- Anglo- Saxon has courage and coolness courage courage not blinded by passion, courage that Is ths absolute servant of Intelligence. Ths Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon has a fixedness of pur pose that is never Interfered with by feeling; ho does 'net become enraged he becomes firm, unyielding, his mind is absolutely mads up, clasped, locked, and he carries out bis will. With tha

Clipped from The Courier-Journal07 Aug 1898, SunPage 18

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)07 Aug 1898, SunPage 18
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