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GOVERNORS OF THE VARIOUS STATES.

State and Territories

Governors

Length of

term
in years

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Term expires

Alabama.. J. F. Johnston, D.. $ 3.0001
Alaska

J. G. Brady, R. 3,000
Arizona. N. 0. Murphy, R... 2,600
Arkansas. D. W. Jones, D..... 3,000
California. H. T. Gage, R..

6,000 Colorado.. C. S. Thomas, S. F. 5,000 Connecticut... G. E. Lounsbury, R.

4,000 Delaware.. E. W. Tunnell, D...

2,000 Florida.. W. D. Bloxam, D...

3,500
Georgia. A. D. Candler, D... 3,000
Idaho.
F. Steunenberg

3,000 Illinois..

J. R. Tanner, R.....
Indiana.

J. A. Mount, R. 5,000
Iowa.
Leslie M. Shaw, R.

3,000
Kansas
W. E. Stanley, R...

3,000
Kentucky W. S. Taylor, R.... 6,500
Louisiana M. J. Foster, D.. 4,000
Maine
L. Powers, R.

2,000
Maryland J. W. Smith, D. 4,500
Massachusetts W. M. Crane, R.... 8,000
Michigan H. S. Pingree, R..

4,000 Minnesota J. Lind, S. R.

5,0001 Mississippi A. H. Longino, D...

3,500 Missouri L. V. Stephens, D..

5,000 Montana R. B. Smith, S. & P.

5,000 Nebraska W. A. Poynter

2,500 Nevada R. Sadler, R.

4,000 N. Hampshire.F. W. Rollins, R...

2,000 New Jersey F. M. Vorhees, R...

10,000 New Mexico M. A. Otero, R.

2,600 New York Theo. Roosevelt, R.

10,000 North Carolina D. L. Russell, P. R.

3,000 North Dakota.. F. B. Fancher, R...

3,000 Ohio Geo. K. Nash, R....

8,000 Oklahoma C. M. Barnes, R.....

2,600 Oregon Theo. T. Geer, R....

1,500 Pennsylvania.. Wm. A. Stone, R.:: 10,000 Rhode Island.. Elisha Dyer, R.

3,000 South Carolina N. B- M. Sweeney. D

3,000) South Dakota. K, G. Phillips, R... 2,5001 Tennessee B. McMillan, D. 4,0001 Texas

J. D. Sayers, D. 4,0001 Utah

H. M. Wells, R. 2,000 Vermont

L. C. Smith, R. 1,5001 Virginia J. Hoge Tyler, D... 5,000 Washington J. R. Rogers, P. 4,0001 West Virginia. G. W. Atkinson, R.. 2,700 Wisconsin Edw. Scofield, R. 5,000 Wyoming D. Richards, R. 2,500

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VARIOUS MONEYS OF CIRCULATION.

There are ten different kinds of money in circulation in the United States, namely: Gold coins, standard silver dollars, sub. sidiary silver, gold certificates, silver certificates, treasury notes issued under the act of July 14, 1890; United States notes (also called greenbacks and legal tenders), national bank notes, and nickel and bronze coins. These forms of money are all available as circulation.

Gold coin is legal tender at its nominal or face value for all debts, public and private, when not below the standard weight and limit of tolerance prescribed by law; and when below such standard of tolerance it is legal tender in proportion to its weight..

Standard silver dollars are legal tender at their nominal or face value in payment of all debts, public and private, without regard to the amount, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract.

Subsidiary silver is legal tender for amounts not exceeding $10 in any one payment. Treasury notes of the act of July 14, 1890, are legal tender for all debts, public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract.

United States notes are legal tender for all debts, public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.

Gold certificates, silver certificates and national bank notes are not legal tender, but such classes of certificates are receivable for all public dues, while national bank notes are receivable for all public dues except duties on imports, and may be paid out by the Government for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to individuals, corporations and associations within the United States, except interest on the public debt, and in redemption of the national currency. All national banks are required by law to receive the notes of other national banks at par.

The minor coins of nickel and copper are legal tender to the extent of 25 cents.

The coinage of the legal tender gold was authorized by the first coinage act, passed by Congress April 2, 1792. The gold unit of ralue is the dollar, which contains 25.8 grains of standard gold 900 fine. The amount of fine gold in the dollar is 23.22 grains, and the remainder of the weight is an alloy of copper. The total coinage of gold by the mints of the United States from 1792 to June 30, 1896, as $1,814,692,253, of which it is estimated $567,931,823 is still in existence as coin in the United States, while the remainder has been exported or consumed in the arts.

The silver unit is the dollar, which contains 4121/2 grains of standard silver 900 fine. The amount of fine silver in the dollar is 37144 grains, and there are 4144 grains of copper alloy. The standard silver dollar was first authorized by the act of April 2, 1792. The coinage of the standard silver dollar was discontinued by the act of February 12, 1873, and it was restored by the act of February 28, 1878.

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POSTAL INFORMATION. Postal cards 1 cent (double or "reply" cards, two cents), go without further charge to all parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

All letters, to all parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico, 2 cents for each ounce or fraction thereof.

Local, or “drop" letter, that is for •the city or town where deposited, 2 cents where the carrier system is adopted, and 1 ceut where there is no carrier system,

First Class.-Letters and all other written matter, whether sealed or unsealed, and all other matter sealed, nailed, sewed or fastened in any manner so that it can not be easily examined, 2 cents for each ounce or fraction thereof.

Second Class.-Only for publishers and news agents, 1 cent per pound. Newspapers and periodicals (regular publications)

be mailed by the public at the rate of 1 cent for each 4 ounces or fraction thereof.

Third Class.-I'rinted matter, in unsealed wrappers only (all matter enclosed in notched envelopes must pay letter rates), 1 cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof, which must be fully prepaid. This includes books, circulars, chromos, engravings, hand bills, lithographs, music, pamphlets, proof-sheets and manuscript accompanying the same, reproductions by the electric pen, hektograph, metallograph, papyrograph, and, in short, any reproduction upon paper, by any process except handwriting, the copying press, typewriter and the neostyle process. Limit of weight 4 pounds, except for single book, which may weigh more.

Fourth Class.-All mailable matter not included in the three preceding classes which is so prepared for mailing as to be easily withdrawn from the wrapper and examined, 1 cent per ounce or fraction thereof, Limit of weight 4 pounds. Full prepayment compulsory

Registered Mail.-Any letter or postal may be registered by payment of eight cents fee in addition to the regular postage.

Special Delivered Letters-Ten cents special delivery stamp on each letter, in addition to the regular postage, entitles the letter to immediate delivery by special messenger.

FEES CHARG,D FOR MONEY ORDERS For payment in United States, in Cuba, in Porto Rico, and the Philippines. For orders for sums not exceeding $2.50

.3 cents Over $2.50 and not exceeding $5.00

.5 cents Over $5.00 and not exceeding $10.00

..8 cents Over $10.00 and not exceeding $20.00

.10 cents Over $20.00 and not exceeding $30.00

.12 cents Over $50.00 and not exceeding $40.00

..15 cents Over $40.00 and not exceeding $50.00

.18 cents Over $50.00 and not exceeding $60.00

.20 cents Over $60.00 and not exceeding $75.00

.25 cents Over $75.00 and not exceeding $100.00

.30 cents The war tax is not a part of the fee, but is collected (two cents for each order, whatever its amount) from the remitter, in the place of a revenue stamp, which stamp is not required on a Postal Order.

FOREIGN MAILS

The rates of postage to all foreign countries and colonies (except Canada and Mexico) are as follows: Letters, 15 grans, (12 ounce)

.5 cents Postal cards, each

2 cents Newspapers and other printed matter, per 2 ounces

..1 cent Commercial papers: Packets not in excess of 10 onnces

.5 cents Packets in excess of 10 ounces, for each 2 ounces or fraction

.1 cent Samples of inerchandise: Packets not in excess of four ounces

cents Packets in excess of four onnces, for each 2 ounces cr fraction thereof

..1 cent Registration fee on letters or other articles

.8 cents Ordinary letters for any foreign country (except Canada or Mexico) must be forwarded whether any postage is prepaid on them or not. All other mailable matter must be prepaid, at least, partially.

Mail matter to Cuba, Porto Rico, Philippine Islands and Hawaii, is subject to the same rates of postage as mail matter mailed to any foreign country in the postal union.

Minimum.-Five cents on each letter or package of any character.

Exception.-Mail matter sent to persons in the service of the United States, in Cuba, Porto Rico, Philippine Islands and Hawaii, only require the domestic rate of postage.

POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES.

1890. 1880. The United States

.62,622,250 50,155,783 North Atlantic Division

.17,401,545 14,507,407 Maine

661,086 648,936 New Hampshire

376,530 346,991 Verniont

332,422 332,286 Massachusetts

2,238,943 1,783,085 Rhode Island

345,506 276,531 Connecticut

746,258 622,700 New York

5,997,853 5,082,871 New Jersey

1,444,933 1,131, 116 Pennsylvania

5,258,014 4,282,891 South Atlantic Division

8,857,920 7,597,197 Delaware

168,493 146,608 Maryland

1,042,390 934,943 District of Columbia

230,392 177,624 Virginia

1,655,980 1,512,565 West Virginia

762,794 618,457 North Carolina

1,617,947 1,399,750 South Carolina

1,151,149 995,577 Georgia

1,837,353 1,542,180 Florida

391,422 269,493

POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES.- Continued.

1890. 1880. North Central Division

.22,362,279 17,364,111 Ohio

3,672,316 3,198,062 Indiana

2,192,404 1,978,301 Illinois

3,826,351 3,077,871 Michigan

2,093,889 1,636,937 Wisconsin

1,686,880 1,315,497 Minnesota

1,301,826

780,773 Iowa

1,911,896 1,624,615 Vissouri

2,679,184 2,168,380 North Dakota

182,719

36,909 South Dakota

328,808

98,268 Nebraska

1,058,910 452, 402 Kansas

1,427,096 996,096 Southern Central Division

.10,972,893 8,919,371 Kentucky

1,858,635 1,648,690 Tennessee

1,767,518 1,542,359 Alabama

1,513,017 1,262,505 Mississippi

1,289,600 1,131,597 Louisiana

1,118,587

939,946 Texas

2,235,523 1,591,749 Indian Territory (a) Oklahoma (b)

61,834 Arkansas

1,128,179

802,525 Western Division

3,027,613 1,767,697 Montana

132,159

39,159 Wyoming

60,705

20,789 Colorado

412,198

194,327 New Mexico

153,593 119,565 Arizona

59,620

40,440 Utah ..

207,905

143,963 Nevada

45,761

62,266 Idaho

84,385

32,610 Alaska (c) Washington

349,390

75, 116 Oregon

313,767

174,768 California

1,208,130 864,694 The population of the United States in 1870 was 38,558,374.

(a) The number of white persons in the Indian Territory is not included in this table, as the census of Indians and other persons in Indian reservations, which was made a subject of special investigation by law. has not yet been completed. (b) Including 5,338 persons in Greer county, (Indian Territory), claimed by Tesas. (c) The number of white persons in Alaska is not included in this table, as the census of Alaska, which was made a s!ib ject of special investigation by law, has not yet been completed.

A new census will be taken, beginning in June, 1900.

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