Pocket Atlas of the World: Containing Colored Maps of Each State and Territory in the United States; Also Maps of the Chief Grand Divisions, with Complete Index of Every Country on the Face of the Globe. Illustrated by More Than One Hundred Colored Diagrams, Tables, Etc

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1886 - Atlases - 191 pages
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Page 27 - Constitution and Government. The fundamental laws of the empire are based on the precepts of the Koran. The will of the sultan is absolute, in so far as it is not in opposition to the accepted truths of the Mahometan religion, as laid down in the sacred book of the Prophet. Next to the Koran, the laws of the
Page 95 - Area, 7,815 square miles; extreme length, 157 mis. ; breadth, 37 to 70 ml«. ; frontage on Atlantic and Delaware Bay, about 120 miles each. Number counties, 21. Temperature at Atlantic City: winter, 32° to 42°; summer, 66° to 73°. Rainfall at Newark, 45 inches. Newark, Perth Amboy, Great Egg Harbor, Tuckerton Bridgeton and Lumberton are ports of entry. Newark, metropolis ; population, 136508.
Page 190 - President, elected for a term of four years ; while the legislative authority rests with a Congress of two chambers, called the Senate, and the House of Representatives, both elected by universal suffrage.
Page 35 - Russia, for two centuries and a half, has been fifteen years. Constitution and Government. The Government of Russia is an absolute hereditary monarchy. The whole legislative, executive, and judicial power is united in the emperor, whose will alone is law. There are, however, certain rules of government which the sovereigns of the present reigning house have acknowledged as binding.
Page 71 - There Is a good system of non-sectarian free schools in the Province. Telegraphic and railway communication throughout the Province. Number miles of railway, 1,148. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. A Province of the Dominion of Canada, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence First settled by the French, who ceded it to Great Britain In 1758. Province created 1768; admitted into the Dominion, 1873.
Page 43 - By the constitution of 1831 and 1833, government is administered by a Governor, with an Executive Council and a Legislative Council. Minerals abound; precious stones are often found; pearl fisheries of western coast are famous.
Page 133 - Ranks second in wheat; fourth in corn, hogs and agricultural implements; sixth in coal; seventh in horses, oxen and other cattle, malt and distilled liquors, and miles of railway; ninth in hay and much cows.
Page 139 - Extensive lead mines in Grant, Lafayette and Iowa counties; native copper in the north, in Crawford and Iowa counties. Milwaukee clay famous for making cream-colored brick. Iron ores in Dodge, Sauk, Jackson and Ashland counties. Ranks second in...
Page 95 - Population, 1,131,116: male, 559.927; female, 571.194; native, 909,410; foreign, 221,'Ou: white, 1,092,017; colored, 88,853; Chinese, 172; Indians, 74. State elections annual ; same date as congressional and presidential; number of Senators 21, of Representatives, 60; meeting of legislature, 2d Tuesday in January; limit of session, none; term of Senators, 3 years; of lîepresentatives, 1 year.
Page 42 - Kong form* the centre of trade for many different kinds of goods. Its commerce is virtually a part of that of China, and is chiefly carried on with Great Britain, the United States and Germany.

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