The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 47, September 30, 1897 by Various


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Title: 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

Author: Various

Editor: Julia Truitt Bishop

Release Date: June 8, 2005 [EBook #16025]

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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
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

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