the United States, where he received an enthusiastic welcome.
President Buchanan and his official family extended to him a grand entertainment at the national capital, and the cities which he visited vied with one another in paying him high honors.
The courtesies so generously extended to him laid the foundation for the strong friendship which he always afterwards manifested for Americans.
After this trip he travelled in Germany, Italy, and the Holy Land.
In 1863 he married the Princess Alexandra, daughter of Christian IV., King of Denmark, and after his marriage he made prolonged tours in many foreign countries, most notably in Egypt and Greece in 1869, and in British India in 1875-76.
He has always been exceedingly fond of out-door sports and athletics in general, and has kept himself in close touch with his people.
On the death of Queen Victoria, Jan. 22, 1901, he succeeded to the throne, and was formally proclaimed king and emperor at St. James's Palace, London, on the 24th.
Grand total328 160,842
Cables operated by Nations.
Nation.Number of Cables.Length of Cable in Nautical Miles.
Belgium 2 55
Great Britain and Ireland135 1,989
Italy 39 1,061
Argentine Republic and Brazil49 119
Australia and New Zealand31 345
Bahama Islands1 213
British America1 200
British India (Indo-European Telegraph Department）111 1,919
Cochin China and Tonquin2 774
Nouvelle Caledonie1 1
Netherlands Indies7 891
Senegal, Africa—Dakar to Goree Island1 3
Total1,141 19,883 On Sept. 23, 1901, the Commercial Pacific Company was incorporated in Albany, N. Y., for the purpose of laying a submarine cable from San Francisco to Manila, the line to touch Hawaii and other islands in the Pacific, which have been