Items of Interest

The Forward Company of London, which was granted exclusive rights for a term of thirty years from 1897 to control navigation on the San Juan River, by a concession of the Nicaraguan Congress, has filed a protest with the British Government against the acceptance of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. The British Government is consequently delaying the matter. The San Juan River is an important part of the canal route recommended to Congress.

A petition signed by two thousand Fillpinos, representing the educated classes of Manila and vicinity, was presented in the United States Senate on January 10, by Senator Teller of Colorado. The petitioners pray the government of the United States to cease "its persecution of men struggling to be free — struggling against greater odds and greater wrongs than those which inspired the fathers of the Republic."

Railroad to Frozen North
January 17, 1901

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