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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
o five or six times the prescribed salary. But the places where such large fees are to be secured are very few indeed, and might almost be said to be covered by the three places above named. By an odd perversion of justice, the receipts from unofficial fees are largest in the places where the largest salaries are paid. It is not difficult to picture the plight of the man who finds himself, for example, in Ceylon, Auckland, or Cape Town, or, not quite so bad, but bad enough, in Malta, or Santos, or Para, all of which are places where the salaries are fixed at $1,500, with no financial resources except his salary. What must be the desperate financial embarrassment of the consul to either of these places who starts off for his post with the month's pay allowed him for what is called his instruction period and with no opportunity even to draw in advance that portion of his pay allowed him for his transit period, which can only be paid after he has rendered his accounts upon his arriv
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 1: San Carlos. (search)
teps. A portion of the roof still rests on solid beams; the rest has fallen in, and helped to choke up nave and chancel. No one seems to care. Starting the squirrels from their holes, the night birds from their nests, we pick our way from stone to stone. A chapel stands near the gate, and a door within the chancel opens into a sacristy. Some mural paintings still remain on wall and vault; such painted scrolls and pious messages as you read in village churches of Castille. Angeles Y Santos la Bemos Aj Corozon di Jasvs A door, now rotting into dust, conceals the sacristy. Closed by a wooden peg, this door suggests that some poor soul still cares for the old place. Yes, some one cares. A Rumsen chief, old Capitan Carlos, comes in once a year, to smooth the falling stones and keep his memory of the church alive. On pushing the door ajar, a ray of light, a rush of air, go with us into the sacristy. The floor is mud. A broken table leans against the wall. Above this tab
h the honors of war, is under consideration. The Columbia sailed to-day without taking his men. The works on Morris' Island have advanced with such rapidity that no fleet with reinforcements can pass the batteries. There is the utmost vigilance night and day, and all suspicious vessels are obliged to come to. It is reported that the twenty million Government loan has been subscribed from one of the Southern cities alone. People of large and small means are subscribing here. Major Anderson declines receiving verbal orders to evacuate Fort Sumter. [Second Dispatch.] Charleston, S. C., March 25. --Col. Lamon, from Washington, had an interview with Gov. Pickens and Gen. Beauregard, in company with Messrs. Duryear and Santos, this morning. The prevailing opinion is that Fort Sumter will be evacuated Wednesday, but time alone will determine. Col. Lamon also visited Fort Sumter. He leaves for Washington to-night. He says he hopes shortly to return.