Part II

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Part II - on theCubaa Isle and were taken by the...
on theCubaa Isle and were taken by the Insurgent aiid sent tor this country The name of the children Is TeieTherei are three boy and three KirisThe baby is Silvio 2 years of age and the little orphans string out la the following manner Miguel 4 years Concepdon 6 years Alberto 8 years Mona 10 years and finally Amelia a dark - eyed well - developed girl of IX The six chil dren nave an uncle and aunt living to Brooklyn Veles was a planter near Nuentas Perhaps Veles did give a peseta or two to the cause His trial was a short one and Iftennlnated just as such trials do They would not let him see his children before he died Rules are broken some times even by Spanish officers and it was at last decreed that Mrs Veles might come to the execution She was on her way to the military camp when the Spanish soldiers hurried her husband husband off She took the sews calmly But when she saw the lifeless body and helpless hand that had so often protected protected her there was an end to all things and she swooned They let her lie there for several hours before they volunteered volunteered to take her away She was moaning moaning and sobbing and shrieking when they carried her into a near - by tent and she died in a few hours The thirty passengers on the steamer were unusually kind to the little Cubans Cubans and they frequently took them to the social hall and played the organ for their benefit They had never heard an organ before and the soft music with the surging of the sea outside the steel plates made Mona cry and then Conception Conception followed and little Miguel called them cowards In soft sweet Spanish Alberto the eldest boy was asked by bluff Steward Inglls which he liked best lemon cracker or ginger snap Neither he said quietly Td like to be a man A man why If I were I d - whip Spain and his lip shook and Amelia said Huh Alberto Tou know w hat the did to father for saying the same thing The organ topped a this was said and the organist said something between his teeth and walked away I cannot play to - night he said not even for Cuba llbre

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 11 Dec 1896, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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