Items of Interest

In the course of his annual report, General Merriam speaks with commendation of the excellent progress being made toward civilization by the Apache under the management of Captain Nicholson, Seventh Cavalry. He says: "I found them largely and successfully engaged in agriculture, and saw large numbers of men as well as women at work in the fields, most unusual for Indians. I was also told by railroad officials that they could not employ better men for railroad labor than these Apache Indians. In view of these facts, and of the assurance by Captain Nicholson of the absolute loyalty and efficiency of his Indian police, I recommend the withdrawl of all the troops from San Carlos agency, instead of repairing that post."

Press reports tell of a novel innovation in political campaigning. They say that the Democratic National committee is arranging to have rallies for the Democratic ticket in every city, town, and village in the United States on October 27. The most prominent speakers which the scope of the plan will allow, are to expound the kansas City platform at these meetings.

According to the postal receipts of the fifty largest cities in the country, Boston makes the remarkable average of a trifle less than $6 to each inhabitant.

Rural Delivery
October 25, 1900

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