Independence: State or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, othersWebster.
With never a smile, Big Black President Louis Borno of Haiti last week handed correspondents a copy of a cablegram from Washington:
"I have pleasure in extending to your excellency and to the people of Haiti cordial greetings on this [the 126th] anniversary of the Independence of the Republic.
"President of the United States"
The Independence of Haiti is such that she relies upon U. S. Marines to keep order while her finances, public...