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Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania

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    MARYLAND has an extreme length east and west of 196 miles; its breadth varies from less than ten miles in the west to about 120 miles in the eastern peninsular, while the area, not including Chesapeake Bay, which comprises 2,835 square miles, is 12,210 square miles, or 7,814,400 acres. Chesapeake Bay extends almost through the entire breadth of the State.

    Maryland has over 500 miles of frontage on tidewater and several navigable rivers, of which the chief are the Potomac, Patuxent, Patapsco and Susquehanna, all of which empty into Chesapeake Bay.

    The peninsular section is low and sandy, and the western division, lying between Chesapeake Bay and the estuary of the Potomac, is of the same general character; but in the northwest the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains attain a moderate elevation, and the country is rugged and broken.

    The motto of the State--"Crescite Et Multiplicamini" ("Grow and Multiply")--while to a certain extent true of this State, is still more true of "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee," the use of which grows and multiplies day by day.

    Population in 1880, 462,187 males and 472,756 females, of whom 852,137 were of native and 82,806 of foreign birth; white, 724,693; colored, 210,250.

    Estimated population in 1890, 1,121,931.


    THE extreme length of the State, north and south, is 320 miles; extreme width, 254 miles; area, 59,475 square miles, or 38,064,000 acres. The surface is quite diversified. In the north are the Blue Ridge and Etowah mountains, with other spurs of the Appalachian range. The centre consists of an elevated table land, which gradually diminishes in height until the low and swampy country near the coast and along the Florida border is reached.
    The coast extends from Tybee Sound southwest to Cumberland Sound, a distance of about 100 miles, but owing to the irregularities and indentations, the shore is nearly five times that length.
    The most important rivers falling into the Atlantic are the Savannah and Altamaha.
    In the north the summers are comparatively cool and the climate is healthy, but in the southern lowlands the heat is often oppressive, the thermometer sometimes reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are very mild, the temperature seldom falling below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual mean temperature at Augusta is about 63 degrees, and at Savannah 66 degrees, and the rainfall is over sixty inches per annum, and, as would naturally be expected, the use of "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" is general.
    Population in 1880, males, 762,981 and 779,199 females, of whom 1,531,616 were of native and 10,564 of foreign birth; white, 816,906; colored, 725,274.


    ILLINOIS has been very appropriately called the "Prairie State." Next, after Louisiana and Delaware, it is the most level State in the Union, and fully one-third of its whole area is composed of high, level, grassy plains. The average elevation of these above tidewater is not over 500 feet. At Cairo, the extreme southern angle of the State, the elevation of land is only 340 or 350 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, and at Chicago, in the northeastern section, the elevation of the business portion of the city, is only 592 feet above the sea level. The highest land in the State is in the northwestern corner, where, between Freeport and Galena, the extreme elevation is 1,150 feet above the sea. Its extreme length, north and south, is 385 miles; extreme width, east and west, 218 miles.
    The Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi rivers form part of the eastern and southern and all of the western boundary lines, thus giving the State immense frontage on navigable waters.
    The inhabitants of its principal city, Chicago, are probably the most energetic people in the world; in fact, few cities can boast of such development and growth, or of so quick a recovery after disasters, such as the great Chicago fire, which in 1871 devastated the city, and brought ruin to thousands of her people. Much of this energy is undoubtedly owing to the universal use by them of "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee."
    Population in 1880, 1,586,523 males and 1,491,348 females, of whom 2,494,295 were of native and 583,576 of foreign birth; white, 3,031,151; colored, 47,620.
    Estimated population in 1890, 3,750,000.


    THE greatest length of Pennsylvania, east and west, is 303 miles; the greatest width, north and south, 176 miles; mean length, 280 miles; mean breadth, 158 miles; area, 45,215 square miles, or 28,937,600 acres.
    That part of Pennsylvania, between the Blue Mountains and the Delaware River, rises from a few feet above tidewater at Philadelphia, to nearly a thousand feet at the base of the hills, the ascent being gradual. The country is one of great beauty.
    The Susquehanna drains nearly one-half the area of the State. Its chief tributary is the Juniata. The Delaware, which rises in the Catskill Mountains in New York, is a tidal stream 132 miles from the sea at Trenton. The Alleghany rises in the "oil country," and at Pittsburgh forms a junction with the Monongahela, and the two form the Ohio.
    The climate is healthy, and the vegetation is about a week earlier than in New York State.
    The popular name of Pennsylvania, the "Key Stone State," is derived from her central position in the original thirteen states, though she still deserves the title from the fact that "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee." which has been aptly called the Key Stone of the American breakfast table, was first introduced in that State.
    In manufactures she is only second to New York. The value of her manufactured product in 1880 being $744,748,045.
    Population in 1880, 2,136,655 males and 2,146,236 females, of whom 3,695,062 were of native and 587,829 of foreign birth; white, 4,197,016; colored, 85,875, including 148 Chinese, 8 Japanese and 184 Indians and Half-breeds.
    Estimate population in 1890, 5,061,698.