The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 50, October 21, 1897 by Various


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Title: 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

Author: Various

Editor: Julia Truitt Bishop

Release Date: June 9, 2005 [EBook #16031]

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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
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

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
States!"

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