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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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in working order, and the troops, in spite of the fact that their pay
was six months in arrears, were in excellent health and spirits. Every
one of these statements is declared, by those who are in a position to
know the real state of affairs in Cuba, to be absolutely false.

Having this letter safely in the hands of the Government, the General
waited for developments; then as soon as the ministry under General
Azcarraga had gone out of office and that of Señor Sagasta had come in,
he cabled to the new Prime Minister, saying that he had no intention of
resigning his office, but instead, begged to offer his services to the
new ministry.

A great excitement is being worked up over him in Cuba, which his
enemies declare is being done by his orders. Soldiers are parading the
streets, crying, "Long live Weyler!" Merchants are hurrying to the
palace, begging him not to resign, and a rumor having been circulated
that it is the United States that has been asking that he be sent away
from Cuba, the soldiers are adding cries of "Death to the United

The Cuban and American residents of Havana are terror-stricken. Much as
they desired to be free of the tyrant, they now dread his downfall lest
it shall cause more trouble for them.

It is said that Señor Sagasta will try to bring the war to a close by
offering liberal terms of Home Rule to Cuba.

In fact, the new cabinet has already held a council in which it was
agreed to establish reforms in the island with as little delay as
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