Items of Interest

A statement setting forth the origin and extent of immigration at the port of Havanna, Cuba, for the last half of the calendar year of 1900 has been made public by the division of insular affairs of the War Department. The total number of immigrants arriving at that port during the period named, was 14,578. The Chinese immigrants numbered 226-106 coming from China direct and 62 from Mexico. The most extensive immigration was Spanish, the total being 12,935, of whom 12,094 were from Spain, 396 from Mexico, and 346 from the United States. The immigration from others of the principal nations was as follows: English, 148: French, 125; Italian, 304; Mexican, 225, and Germans, 99.

Thirty years ago New Jersey had a balance of only $2,760 in the State treasury. Her State buildings were in a shameful condition and affairs generally were run down. To-day her State buildings compare favorably with those of her sister States, she has $1,000,000 in the treasury and a fair promise of incorporations—the source of her revenue—reaching the two billion dollar mark this year. Last year the total ran up to $1,350,298,485, and this has already been exceeded during the current year.

Anguinaldo's manifesto to the Filipino people urging them to submit to the government of the United States was made public last week. In closing his address, the leader of the insurrection says: "By acknowledging and accepting the sovereignty of the United States throughout the Philipine archipelago, as I now do, and without any reservation whatsoever, I believe that I am serving thee, my beloved country; may happiness be thine."

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