Julia Truitt Bishop, Editor.
menians massacred without the fear of any consequences.
News has just come that there has been another slaughter of Armenians, seven hundred of these unfortunate people having fallen victims to the Turks. If the Powers have any conscience left, this news must have made them thoroughly ashamed of their ridiculous position.
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The week's news from Cuba is still of the same hopeful character for the Cubans.
It is stated on the best authority that the Cubans are in absolute possession of the eastern end of the island, the whole province of Santiago de Cuba being in the hands of the insurgents.
[Illustration: Gen. Maximo Gomez]
It is stated that this province is really _Cuba Libre_, or "Free Cuba." The government is being carried on there, and the peasants are able to sow their fields and gather their crops in peace and safety.
The Cubans assert that if we would only recognize that they were engaged in a real war, and give them the right to fit out a navy