Items of Interest

Three important recommendations will be embodied in the forthcoming report of the Commissioner General of Immigration, as follows: That a law be enacted requiring medical inspection of emigrants at points of embarkation in Europe: that the Chinese Exclusion Act be strengthened by the assignment of American officials to duty at American consulates in China, empowered to examine the certificates of all persons who desire to visit the United States: that appropriations be made for the erection of additional buildings and providing better facilities for the reception of immigrants at Ellis Island, New York.

General Greeley, chief signal officer of the United States Army, has received the first telegraphic message ever sent direct from Nome, Alaska. It marks the inauguration of the Government wireless line from Nome, 107 miles, to St. Michaels. He reports that the line works perfectly. From St. Michaels the message came by the wire line up the Yukon to Dawson and thence to Seattle, traveling 3,500 miles.

Knowing the Truth
August 20, 1904

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