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Occurrences During Printing. SOME weeks are occupied in printing a volume so bulky as THE WORLD ALMANAC, and it is necessarily put to press in parts or "forms.'' Changes are in the mean time occurring. Advantage is taken of the going to press of the last form of the First Edition to insert informatiou of the latest possible date, which is done below. The readers of the ALMANAC are requested to observe these additions, corrections, and changes, and it would be well to make note of them on the pages indicated. 64. Facts About the Earth-Principal Governments: Persia assumed a semi-constitutional govern

ment when the Shah opened its first parliament on October 12, 1906. 97. Registration of Trade-Marks: The Fifty-ninth Congress amended the act of 1905, by inserting

after the words, "descriptive of the trade-mark itself'! the words, * only when needed to express colors not shown in the drawing." The amended act confers the same rights and privileges on foreign owners of trade-marks who have manufacturing establishments in the

United States, that are accorded to owners of trade-marks domiciled therein. 100. Reciprocity 'Treaties and Agreements : February 28, 1906, the President, by proclamation,

extended to Germany the benefits of reductions of duty allowed under Section 3 of the Dingly Tariff Act. On September 1, 1906, a reciprocal arrangement embracing the same

articles went into effect between the l'nited States and Spain. 105, Democratic National Committee: L. V. Baughman, of Baltimore, has died. 1:27. British Ministers to the United States: Right Hon. James Bryce has succeeded Sir Henry Morti

mer Durand. 161. Bonded Deht and Assessed Valuation of States: Arizona, June 30, 1906, total valuation,

$62,500,000; bonded debt, $3, 123, 275. Idaho, September 30, 1906, total valnation, $80,707,903; bonded debt, $1,029, 000. Pennsylvania, October 23, 1906, total valuation, $4.405,378, 339; bonded debt, $3,094,350. Washington, October 1, 1906. total valuation, $530, 209,882;

bonded debt, $1,340,000. Oklahoma, total valuation, i 96.625,716; bonded debt, none. 168. Banking Statistics: National Banks in the United States September 1, 1906, number 5,876;

capital, $801,326,590: surplus, $440,616,689; total dividends, $89,264,850: total net earnings, $127,516,836; ratio of dividends to capital, 11.14; of dividends to capital and surplus, 7.18;

of earnings to capital and surplus, 10.26. 17k Failures in the United States: R. G. Don & Co. report failures in twelve months ending Novem

ber 30, 1906, at 10,737, with liabilities of $138,573,467. 182. Forests and Forestry: The amount of lumber produced in 1905 was nearly 35,000,000,000

board feet, valued at $500.000.000. The recording secretary of the American Forestry Association is Thomas E. Will, Washington, D. C. Additional States having local or State

Forestry Associations are: Kentucky. Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon and Wyoming. 187. Pension Omce Statistics: Mrs. Esther s. Damon, the last surviving widow of a Revolutionary

soldier, died at Plymouth Union, Vt., November 11, aged 92 years. 214. Marine Insurance: Fifteen ocean marine insurance companies reporting to the New York State

Insurance Department had on January 1, 1906, assets of $22,404, 275; net surplus of $7,260,

028, and risks in force of $290, 278,970. 221. Postal Telegraph Cable Company, in 1906, operated 59,674 miles of poles, and 321,570 miles

of wire, reaching 23,975 places. 238. Southern Railway: W. W. Finley was elected President of this road in December to succeed

Samuel Spencer, who was killed by the railroad accident in Virginia, November :0. 264. Eddie Root, of Sheepshead Bay, L.I., and Joseph Fogler, of Brooklyn, won the international

six-day bicycle race, held at Madison Square Garden. December 10-15, 1906; 2, 292 miles.

The world's record for six-day racing is held by Charles W. Miller, 2.192 miles, made in Feb-
ruary, 1899, at San Francisco. Chas. A. Sherwood, of the New York A. C., won the National
Cycling Association amateur championship, scoring twenty points; George Cameron, New
York A. C., was second, with fifteen points; James Zanes, Newark, N.J., third, with ten

points; W. J. Kluczek, Roy Wheelmen, New York, fourth, with five points. 284. Aeronautics: The race for the German Emperor's Cup on October 14 was won by Dr. Brockel

mann, of the Berlin Air Navigation Club; second, Dr. Emden, of Munich; third, Dr. Schlelin,

of Vienna. 291. Royal Arcanum: Alfred T. Turner. Boston, Mass., succeeds W.0. Robson as Supreme Secretary.

Emergency fund October 31, 1906, $2,503,977. 82. 308. American Learned Societies-New Elections: American Asiatic Association. James R. Morse,

President; American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Samuel Sheldon, President; American Pharmaceutical Association, J. W. England, President: Astronomical Society of America, Edward C. Pickering, President; Botanical Society of America, Prof. F. S. Earle, President; Geological Soeiety, J. C, Russell, Ann Arbor, Mich., President. The officers of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, 105 East 22d Street, New York City, Dr. Herman Biggs, President; Theodore Roosevelt, Vice-President; Dr.

Livingston Farrand, Executive Secretary. 311. The Forty Immortals of the French Academy: Marie Ferdinand Brunelière elected in 1893,

died December 9. 318. Simplified Spelling: President Roosevelt, on December 14, withdrew his order to the Public

Printer to use the new spelling of the three hundred indicated words in Government publications of the executive departments, the committees on priuting of Congress not approving of

the same. 339. American College Fraternities: Local or "one-college'' fraternities exist in nearly all colleges,

and some date back as early as 1825. Of the men's locals there are nearly 75, with a membership approximating 6,000. The women's fraternities number about 50, with a total

membership of 1,200. 347. Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church: Bishop Seymour, of Springfield, Ill., died. Dec.8. 356. Latter Day Saints: The present First President of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day

Saints is Joseph Fielding Smith. The “ Reorganized Church, whose headquarters are at
Lamoni, Iowa, has a membership of 52,000. The First Président is Joseph Smith, Independ-

ence, Mo. 358, Society of the Cincinnati: John Cropper, of Virginia, Assistant Secretary-General, died at Washington, D.C., December 7,1906.

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363. Daughters of the Revolution - The New York State officers are: Regent, Mrs. John H. Abeel;

Vice-Regent, Miss Josephine Wandell; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Zeb Mahew; Correspond

ing Secretary, Miss Juniata K. Leland; Treasurer, Miss Wilbur F. Wakeman. 364. Grand Army of the Republic: June 30, 1906, estimated number of camps, 5,942; membership,

227,970. 388. The German Emperor dissolved the Reichstag on December 13 and ordered new elections. 418. Civil Service Commission: John A. McIlhenny, of Louisville, has been appointed to the vacancy

on the Commission. 421. United States District-Attorneys: Lyman M, Bass has succeeded Charles H. Brown as District

Attorney for the Western Distr New Yor 444. Diplomatic Changes: In December the President sent to the Senate the nominations of Henry

White, of Rhode Island, for Ambassador to France, vice McCormick resigned; Lloyd Griscom, Ambassador to Italy, vice White transferred; John W. Riddle, of Massachusetis, to Russia, vice Meyer, resigned; Irving B. Dudley to Brazil, vice Griscom, transferred; Leslie

Combs, Minister to Peru, vice Dudley, transferred 455. Sixtieth Congress-Senate: Thomas H. Paynter, Dem., has been elected from Kentucky for the

term expiring 1913. The following selections have been made by primary elections in the respective states to fill terms expiring 1913, which will probably be confirmed by the Legislatures meeting in 1907: Arkansas, Jefferson Davis, Dem.; Alabama, John T. Morgan, Dem.; Georgia, Augustus O. Bacon, Dem. ; Nlinois, Shelby M. Cullom, Rep. ; Oregon, Johnathan Bourne, Jr., Rep.; South Carolina, Benjamin R. Tillman, Dem. ; Tennessee, Robert L. Taylor, Dem. ; Texas, Joseph W. Bailey, Dem. The Democratic State Convention in North Carolina endorsed F. M. Simmons to succeed bimself, and the Republican State Convention in Nebraska endorsed Norris Brown to succeed Joseph H. Millard, Řep.

Statehood of Oklahoma anð Arizona. By Chapter 3,335 of the Statutes of the United States, passed at the First Session of the Fiftyninth Congress, and approved June 16, 1906, it was provided that the inhabitants of the Territory of Oklahoma and of the Indian Territory may adopt a constitution and become the State of Oklahoma on complying with the following requirements. They shall vote for and choose delegates to a ('onstitutional Convention, at an election ordered by the Governor of the Territory of Oklahoma and the senior Judge in service in the United States Courts in the Indian Territory ointly, sixty days prior to said election and within six months after the approval of this act. The delegates so elected shall meet at Guthrie, Oklahoma, on the second Tuesday after their eleccion, and proceed to form a constitution and State Government for said State. Said constitution shall be submiited to the people for ratification or rejection at a time designated by said convention. It shall be the duty of the President of the United States within twenty days after the receipt of the certificate of the result of such election, if said constitution shall have been ratified, to issue a proclamation announcing the result, and thereupon the proposed State of Oklahoma shall be deemed admitted by Congress into the Union, under and by virtue of this act, on an equal footing with the original States."

The election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention under this act was held, as ordered in accordance with the act, on November 6, 1906. The Constitutional Convention met at Guthrie on November 20, 1906, and was engaged in forming a constitution for the State of Oklahoma when the ALMANAC went to press.

The act provided for the representation of the new State in the House of Representatives in Congress by five members.

The same act provided that the inhabitants of the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico should, on November 6, 1906, vote on the question whether the two Territories should be united to form one State, to be known as the State of Arizona. At the same election they should vote for delegates to a ('onstitutional Convention. Should the vote on statehood be favorable in both Territories, and not otherwise, a convention to form a constitution for the new State should meet at Santa Fe on Thursday. December 6, 1906. The constitution so formed should be submitted to the people of the two Territories within ninety days from the adjournment of said convention. Should said constitution be ratified, the President of the United States should, within twenty days after the receipt of the certificate of the result, issue a proclamation announcing the same, and thereupon the State of Arizona should be deemed to be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the original States.

The act provided for the representation of the new State ic the House of Representatives in Congress by two members.

At the election of November 6, 1906, a majority of the inhabitants of New Mexico voted in favor of joint statehood and a majority of the inhabitants of Arizona voted against it. The provisions of this act, so far asthay related to Arizona and New Mexico, therefore became void, and they continue as Territories.

Principles of the Independence League. The certificate of incorporation of the Independence League, dated New York, December 9, 1905, states that the objects sought by the organization are:

* Voluntarily to obtain and promote by educational means and political action such legislation as will secure independence among electors.

"An administration of government independent of corporate and corrupt influences.
"The application of public property to public uses.
"Effective controi by the people of political parties.

"And to these ends to especially support electoral reforms securing an intelligent and fair hallot, the direct nomination of candidates for public office by the people, the abolition of corrupt practices: the public ownership and operation of those public utilities, which, in their nature are natural mon. opolies: the relief of labor and capital from unjust hurdens, thus securing the increased procuction of wealth, just wages and fair hours for those who labor, and the abolition of private monopoly-to the end that equal rights may be secured to all and especial privileges be granted to none and, further, to inite in a common movement alı societies and associations organized for like purposes, and lo establish branches of the League throughout the State of New York and the United States of America."


WENTY-SEVEN years of uninterrupted success, the indorsement of the friends of humanity, and the applause of more than three hundred and fifty thousand graduates,

is the record of the Keeley cure for liquor and drug addictions.

In 1890, when Doctor Keeley declared that drunkenness was a disease, and that he had discovered a remedy for it, the declaration was received much as the news of Gallileo's discovery that the earth was round, or Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood, Albuse and ridicule were heaped upon the bold scientist, Even so great a philosppher as Bacon did not believe in blood circulation. Bui truth is ever triumphant, and time and in. vestigation have confirmed all that Doctor Keeley claimed for his twin discoveries—the disease and the remedy.

What Doctor Keeley said then, and what the pioneer Institute at Dwight, mi., and its many branches throughout the United States and elsewhere, say to-day is, namely, that 11 the drink habit be continued long enough, the victim becomes a drunkard. This indicates a diseased condition of the nervous system, a condition wherein the nerve cells have become so

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accustomed to performing their functions under the influence of alcohol that they are dependent upon it, and will no longer perform those functions properly and painlessly except when under alcoholic influence.

This condition proves that a craving exists. The craving proves a diseased condition of the nerve cells. As the physician diagnoses a cough as the symptom of a diseased condition, the Keeley physician diagnoses the liquor desire as a symptom of diseased nerve cells. The general practitioner aims to remove the cause, and when this is done the symptoms disappear. The Keeley treatment restores the nerve cells to a normal condition, and the craving for drink disappears.

NONE BUT THE DRUNKARD KNOWS. No one but the drunkard knows the abysmal depths into which he is plunged by alcoholic reaction during the “bracing" period. The most vivid description of Gough, even the graphic pen of Zola, does not exaggerate the reality. He has neither hope nor' health, neither peace within nor calm without. This craving, this desire for stimulant, the Keeley cure removes. In four weeks, self-control is revived, the will power is strengthened and the man is sent back into the world a sell-respecting, normal, sensible person.

Alcoholic tremor of the tortured nerve, delusions of the drunkard, and the outward physical indications of the hard drinker are also removed. In their place is a strong moral

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