fires had long been smouldering throughout the land.
Hungary was the first to proclaim her independence of Austria, and Kossuth was, by unanimous consent, made the leader.
Although he had not been trained as a soldier, he put himself at the head of the troops and shared all their vicissitudes and desperate campaigns.
Young Kakas fought all through the war and gained the rank of lieutenant.
The struggle was carried on for two years and success was almost attained, but the intervention of Russia snatched the victory from the army, and Kossuth, betrayed by some of those whom he had trusted, was exiled to Turkey.
Many of his followers were executed or imprisoned and others escaped to England and the United States. Mr. Kakas was one of those who escaped, first to England and then to this country.
It has been a family tradition that he came over here with Kossuth.
In 1851 Kossuth came to this country as the guest of the nation and was received with every honor.
He made a tour of