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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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various European governments considerably.

There is nothing new to tell about the peace negotiations.

England insists that the Turks shall leave Thessaly, and it seems as if
the other Powers were willing to agree with her. The Sultan has thus far
raised no new objections, and it looks as if peace would be concluded
within a very short time.

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The Cubans are rejoicing over the news which we have to tell you this

They have won a great victory which is of the utmost importance to their

Under the leadership of Gen. Calixto Garcia, the insurgents have taken
Victoria de las Tunas, a large town in the province of Santiago de Cuba.

This town was considered one of the great Spanish strongholds in Eastern
Cuba. At the beginning of the present revolution it was freshly
fortified, and at the time of its capture was defended by seven forts,
which were armed with first-class guns.

It was garrisoned by a force of three hundred soldiers, but after a
fight which lasted three days, the commander surrendered.

The loss of this town was such a severe blow, that the moment the bad
news reached Spain a Cabinet Council was called, to discuss the
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