capital: The American cable from San Francisco via Honolulu and the Midways; the American cable from the Bonin Islands connecting with the Japanese cable to Yokohama; the German cable from Java via the Caroline Islands and the American cable from China via the Philippines.
Agana, the capital, has about 8,000 inhabitants. Our first Governor, by damming a mountain stream, provided the people with pure water, which worked wonders with the death rate.
OLD PALACE OF THE SPANISH DAYS, GUAM.
Lepers were isolated and a cure was found for gangosa, a
terrible disease peculiar to Guam. Hookworm was driven out.
We built hospitals, restored highways, started English schools,
even installed electric lights. We are publishing a monthly *
magazine in English and the Guamanos have just seen their
first automobile. Baseball is in full swing.
Twice a month a transport arrives from San Francisco or
Manila and there are great doings at Government House, the
old palace of Spanish days.
The main product of the island is, and ever will be, copra,
the dried meat of the coconut. The yearly yield, about 600