Items of Interest

A new record in the accumulation of gold was made March 20, at the United States treasury. The combined funds in the custody of the treasurer rose to a total of $494,061,450, an amount never before accumulated under one control in the western hemisphere. The gold actually credited to the treasury in this amount was $243,250,351, leaving a little more than $250,000,000 in outstanding gold certificates.

Orders have been issued by the Secretary of War for the early departure of over forty-five hundred regular soldiers to Manila. The War Department has been using every effort to arrange a plan by which all the volunteer organizations can be returned to this country before the end of June without at any time reducing General MacArthur's force below sixty thousand men.

The next class entering the West Point military academy will be the largest since the foundation of that school, and to percentage of those admitted of the great list appearing for examination is, perhaps, higher than ever before.

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March 28, 1901

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