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The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1. No. 21, April 1, 1897

A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,411 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 596
Added to site: 2005.03.25 10082

o exhausted. The enormous sums that were raised last year have been spent, and she has no means of raising any fresh loans. If she can send neither money nor men to further the Cuban war, it is likely that the Cubans will soon be victorious, for General Weyler says that he has not enough men to pacify the island; the funds are so low, that the Spanish soldiers can neither be paid nor fed properly and are deserting to the Cuban ranks from sheer want.

The Carlist rising, that is so much feared, concerns the pretensions of a certain Don Carlos to the throne of Spain.

From the time of Philip V., in 1713, the succession to the Spanish throne had been according to the Salic law, from father to son; or to the nearest male relative.

The Salic law is a very old law, which provides that no woman can inherit lands, or occupy the throne. According to this law, if a king dies leaving several daughters, but no son, the throne passes away from the daughters, and goes to the nearest male relative, be he nephew, uncl



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