Items of Interest

William J. Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson were officially and formally notified by the Democrates of their nominations by the Kansas City convention for the respective offices of president and vice-president, at a great public gathering in Indianapolis, Ind., August 8. The ceremony took place in one of the parks of the city, and many thousands of people witnessed it. J. D. Richardson, chairman of the National Democratic Convention, made the address of notification to Bryan, and Governor Thomas, temporary chairman of the convention, formally notified Stevenson.

According to the recent United States census, the population of Chicago is 1,675,000 against 1,099,850 in 1890. The count shows an increase of about 50 per cent in ten years, but Chicago people are disappointed, for the school census as well as the directory census gave over two million. The population of Washington is 278,718 against 230, in 1890; Buffalo, 352,219 against 255,664 in 1890; Louisville, 204,731 against 161,129 in 1890; Milwaukee 352,219 against 255,664 in 1890.

Letters from China
August 16, 1900

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