It was only by unremitting efforts and the loss of many lives that the Spaniards retained their hold on the district about Bayamo.
In addition to this two night schools have recently been established, one in Santiago de Cuba and one in Bayamo.
Bayamo was another city which was moved inland from its original site.
Bayamo, or St. Salvador,—sixty miles west of Santiago, numbers nearly ten thousand souls.
It certainly, however, traversed the Bayamo region, and went as far west as Camaguey.
The Spaniards declare that a force of ten thousand men is necessary to take provisions to Bayamo in safety.
Bayamo was the third of the seven cities founded by Diego Velazquez, and was established in 1513.
In a short time the province of Maysi was conquered and partly pacified, and that of Bayamo was invaded.
He was born at Bayamo in 1832, his mother being the sister of the poet Fornaris already mentioned.
Bayamo was the centre of this industry, and was also the centre of a thriving but illegitimate commerce.