Items of Interest

The negro population of the United States is about eight million. They have four hundred million dollars worth of property, acquired largely since the war. They have forty thousand students in the higher institutions of learning, thirty thousand Negro teachers, thirty thousand youths learning trades, twelve thousand pursuing scientific studies abroad, seventeen thousand graduates, two hundred and fifty-four thousand volumes in libraries, valued at a half million dollars; one hundred and fifty-six normal schools, colleges, and universities in the South; five hundred Negro doctors, two hundred lawyers, three hundred books by Negro authors, three banks, two hundred and fifty newspapers, four magazines, ten million dollars in school property, and the same amount in church property.

To an Associated Press correspondent King Oscar dictated the following message to the Scandinavians in the United States:—

Annual Meeting
January 18, 1900

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