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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 47, September 30, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 SEPTEMBER 30, 1897. NO. 47

=Copyright, 1897, by THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Publishing Company.=

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It is said that the Sultan of Turkey has at last made up his mind to do
something for the Armenians, and has ordered that a commission visit the
villages that have suffered from the massacres, and make a careful note
of the schools, churches, and monasteries which have been destroyed.

This Royal Commission is composed of two Mussulmans, three Armenians,
and one Greek.

It is to start immediately, and the Sultan has ordered that a careful
note of all the damage done shall be taken, and a full report rendered
to him. It is his intention to reconstruct every building that has been

In addition to this, he intends to erect orphan asylums for the children
whose parents were killed during the massacres.

If this report is really true it will greatly rejoice Europe as well as
the unfortunate people it is intended to benefit, for the impossibility
of making the Sultan do anything for the Armenians has been worrying the
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