Missouri

MISSOURI.Mis-soo´ree.
"The Pennsylvania of the West."

Name signifies "Mud River," and was taken from that of the river of same name. First settled at Ste. Genevieve by the French in 1755; organized as a Territory, 1812; admitted 1821.

Area, 69,415 square miles, nearly that of combined ares of New England States; length, north and south, 275 miles; average breadth, 245 miles; Mississippi river frontage, nearly 500 miles; number counties, 115.

Temperature at St. Louis: winter, 30° to 43°; summer, 75° to 80°; rainfall, 42 inches.

St. Louis, largest city west of the Mississippi, port of entry and great commercial and manufacturing point; pop., 350,518. Capital, Jefferson City; pop., 5,271. Pop. St. Joseph, 32,431; of Kansas City,—Chicago of the West,—55,787.

Number farms, 215,575; average value per acre, cleared land, $14.52; woodland, $8.25.

Corn crop, 1884, 197,850,000 bu.; wheat, 27,500,000 bu.; oats, 30,774,000 bu.; potatoes, 1883, 6,535,570 bu.; tobacco, 10,540,000 lbs.

Salaries of State Officers.
Governor $5,000
Sec'y of State 3,000
Treasurer 3,000
Auditor 3,000
Attorney Gen.3,000
Adjutant Gen.2,000
Supt. Pub. Sch'ls 3,000
Register Lands 3,000
3 Railr'd Com'rs 3,000
Supt. Ins. Dep't.4,000
Chief Justice 4,500
Senators,
Representatives
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$5 a day &
mileage and $30
2 Dist. Judges 3,500
5 Collectors Int. Rev.2,250 to 4,500
Surveyor of Cust. St. L.5,000
Chart of Lead Ore mined by State - headed by Missouri
Presidential P. O.
Carthage $2,300
Chillicothe 1,800
Clinton 1,800
Columbia 1,900
Hannibal 2,500
Jefferson City 2,100
Joplin 1,800
Kansas City 3,600
Louisiana 1,800
Maryville 1,800
Mexico 1,900
Moberly 1,900
Nevada 1,300
Saint Joseph 3,200
Saint Louis 6,000
Sedalia 2,600
Springfield 2,400
Warrensburgh 1,800
60 P.O.1,700 to 1,000

Latest reports give 548,990 tons coal; iron ore, 388,197 tons, value at $1,674,875; marble and limestone, 4,419,300 cubic feet. Lead is found in southwest, centre and southeast, having area of over 5,000 square miles.

Latest reported stock on farms; horses, 701,702; milch cow, 674,565; cattle other than cows and oxen, 1,410,507; sheep, 1,439,880; swine, 4,087,566. Hogs packed winter 1881-82, 804,239.

Ranks first in mules; third in oxen, hogs, corn and copper; sixth in iron ore, milch cows and horses; seventh in oats; eighth in wheat and tobacco; ninth in railroad mileage, sheep and potatoes.

Population, 2,168,380; male, 1,127,187; females 1,041,193; native, 1,966,802; foreign, 211,578; white, 2,022,826; colored, 145,350; Chinese, 91; Indians, 113.

Governor and State officers elected quadrennially, and legislature every two years. State, congressional and presidential elections, Tuesday after 1st Monday in November; number Senators, 34; Representatives, 141; sessions of legislature biennial, in odd-numbered years, meeting Wednesday after January 1st; limit of session 70 days; term of Senators, 4 years; Representatives, 2 years. Number electoral votes, 16; number voters, 541,207. U. S. army and inmates of asylums, poorhouses and prisons, excluded from voting.

Number colleges, 17; school population, 741,632; school age, 6-20.

Legal interest rate, 6; by contract, 10; usury forfeits entire interest.

Map of Missouri