Los Angeles Herald 6.December
Eastern Feeling about Cuba. In a very warlike editorial, the N. Y. Herald thus states the demand of the President in the Virginius case: The President demands the formal delivery of the Virginius to officers of our government in a port of the United States; the release and restoration to our protection of the surviving captives; a money indemnity to the heirs of all taken from on board the Virginius and put to death; the trial and punishment of General Burriel and all other responsible officers; the immediate and unconditional abolition of slavery in Cuba as the source of all pending difficulties and complaints. We will welcome war as the solution of a difficulty that has troubled our statesmen for generations, and as the legitimate means of inflicting a righteous and merited punishment upon a barbarous foe; and as plucky old England goes all the way to Ashantee to punish the murder of people entitled to her protection, it will go hard if we cannot inflict a similar punishment in our own waters, and in the very sight and hearing of our people. J.