Items of Interest

The seventeenth annual report of the United States Civil Service Commission shows that during the past year 46,763 were examined, of whom 35,025 passed and 9,889 of these received appointments. During the past three years 27,316 have received their appointments through the examinations provided by the civil service rules, while for the period beginning July 16, 1883, the date when the civil service act became operative, and terminating June 30, 1900, a total of 78,791 persons have thus been appointed.

President McKinley has issued a proclamation inviting the nations of the world to participate in the exposition to be held at St. Louis in 1903 in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Louisiana purchase. It is claimed that about thirty million will be expended on the exposition.

During the fiscal year just ended the coal exportations from the United States amounted to 7,676,149 tons, valued at $22,317,496. The United States is now third in the list of coal exporting countries, the United Kingdom being first and Germany second.

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