Items of Interest

A State election for Governor, and members of the Senate and House of Representatives was held in Vermont on September 4. According to unofficial figures the vote stood as follows: Republican, 47,876; Democrat, 15,842; Republican plurality (estimated) 32,-250. The Republicans elected the Governor and all the members of the Senate, but the House of Representatives will have two hundred Republicans and forty-six Democrates. In the election for Governor, etc., in 1896 the vote stood, Republican, 50,991; Democrat, 10,146; Republican plurality, 40,384, showing in the present election a Democratic gain of over five thousand votes. In 1896 there were only twenty-one Democrat representatives in the lower house after the September election.

There are approximately 75,578,000 persons in the United States according to the count of the federal census. Sufficient progress has been made to enable the total population of the country to be estimated with reasonable accuracy. The population in 1890. according to the census of that year, was 62, 622,250. This shows an increase during the decade of 12,955,750, or about 20 per cent. The official figures which will be given out at the conclusion of the count will not differ widely from these.

Mrs. Eddy to the World
September 13, 1900

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