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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 50, October 21, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 OCTOBER 21, 1897. NO. 50

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

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The new Prime Minister of Spain is SeƱor Sagasta. After several days of
uncertainty the Queen decided to appoint him.

No sooner was her decision known than a report was circulated that
Weyler had sent in his resignation; it was also rumored that Sagasta had
stated that one of his first official acts would be to remove Weyler
from Cuba.

The truth of the matter is that Weyler does not intend to leave the
island if he can help it.

Just before the ministry resigned, when it was known that they could not
remain in power many days longer, he hurried off a long report of the
work he had done in Cuba; this he hoped would help him with the new
Minister, and enable him to keep his place.

In this report he said that Western Cuba was pacified, and that he had
effected a great improvement in the condition of Cuba since his arrival
there. He stated that he had given Cuba a fresh lease of life, that
trains were running regularly throughout the island, the telegraph was
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