Items of Interest

Governor Otero of New Mexico asks that the territory be admitted to statehood. The population, including 25,329 Indians, is 260,500. The territory includes nearly seventy-nine million acres. The assessed value for taxation is over forty million dollars.

One of the interesting features of the Governor's report is the religious. There are two Jewish places of worship in New Mexico, and four churches of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. The Catholics had the field for a long time. In 1850 the Baptists established a church, and in 1881 the Methodists and Presbyterians. In 1881 the Congregationalists built a church and other denominations have followed.

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The Advance of Christian Science
December 21, 1899
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