Items of Interest

In eight weeks Governor Roosevelt visiter 24 states of the Union, made 673 speeches, traveled 21,209 miles, visited 567 towns and cities, and talked to about three million persons. This record includes more speeches, more miles traveled, and more territory covered than that of all the other candidates for President or Vice-President of the United States of all other parties for the last one hundred years, with the exception of the record made by W. J. Bryan in 1896, and it exceeds Mr. Bryan's record, which was 599 speeches made and nineteen thousand miles covered.

A press dispatch from Philadelphia says that the new battleship Maine, which is on the ways at Cramp's shipyard, is more than one-third completed, and that she will be launched on February 15, next, the third anniversary of the explosion which sent her unfortunate namesake to the bottom of Havana harbor, with more than two hundred of her crew. The launching next February will be attended by the survivors of the old Maine and the widows and orphans of the victims.

Oliver Cromwell's Bible
November 8, 1900

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