The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 51, October 28, 1897 by Various


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Title: The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 51, October 28, 1897
A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

Author: Various

Editor: Julia Truitt Bishop

Release Date: June 9, 2005 [EBook #16032]

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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 OCTOBER 28, 1897. NO. 51

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

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General Weyler's efforts to remain in Cuba have not met with success.

In the face of the letters and petitions from his admirers in Cuba, and

Spanish Prime Minister, has decided to recall him, and send out General
Ramon Blanco in his stead.

The news was received with delightful surprise by the many people who
disapprove of Weyler's cruel conduct of the Cuban war. It had been
feared that the efforts of his friends would have had weight with the
new minister, and prevented Weyler's removal for the present.

called to take charge of the affairs of Spain his first act should be to
recall Weyler, and he has not swerved from his determination.

Sagasta announcing that he would not resign his office, and offering his
services to the new Government.

The day after the despatch was received, a cabinet meeting was held, at
which it was decided that General Weyler must be recalled.

The matter was therefore arranged with the utmost politeness on both

General Weyler in his message stated that it was impossible for him to
offer his resignation to the ministry, because he was not merely acting
as the Governor of Cuba, but as Commander-in-Chief of an army engaged in
war, and in the last capacity he could never allow it to be said of him
that he had offered to resign while in the face of an enemy.

He added that he knew that he had the approval of the people of Spain
and of some of the parties in power, but that he would also like to feel
that he had the confidence of the ministers. This confidence, he
declared, would enable him to finish the war, which he stated to be
almost at an end.

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