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Title: The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 15, February 18, 1897
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VOL. 1 FEBRUARY 18, 1897. NO. 15
There is a new cause for supposing that the Treaty with Great Britain will
either be defeated in the Senate, or else delayed for some time to come.
This new trouble concerns the building of the Nicaragua Canal.
It seems a remote cause, does it not? but it only shows how closely the
affairs of one nation are bound up with those of all the others. No matter
what our speech, our climate, or our color, we are all a portion of the
great human family, and the good of one is the good of all.
The Nicaragua Canal is a water-way that will cross the narrow neck of land
that makes Central America. It will connect the Atlantic Ocean with the