April 2002 Volume 12, Number 2
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
Kim Wobick left the Newspaper Project in February for a position at Union Theological Seminary. Kim worked in New York City as a cataloger since January 2001.
Also in February, Connie Barrett was hired as Project Assistant. Connie, who is working in the Albany office, provides administrative support to Jeff Sohn, Project Coordinator.
Tim Raney was hired as a Collation Assistant in March. The Project now has seven collators under the supervision of Heather Hochstatter, Preservation Coordinator.
Project Catalogers Kim Wobick and Laura Zelasnic continued or completed the surveying and cataloging of newspaper collections at the following institutions during the months of January, February and March:
Fordham University, Rye Historical Society, Mount Vernon Public Library, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Ossining Historical Society, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (formerly the Abigail Adams Smith House), Manhattanville College, Scarsdale Public Library, Scarsdale Historical Society, and the newspaper publishing offices of Bronx Time Reporter, Scarsdale Inquirer, City News (Bronx), Town & Village (Stuyvesant Town & Cooper Village), Rivertowns Enterprise (Hastings-on-Hudson), and Record-Review of Bedford and Poundridge .
20,841 Newspapers cataloged
9,665 Of these were published in NYS
2,892,930 Pages microfilmed
Meetings of the Friends Group were held on January 8, February 5, and March 12 of 2002.
SALARIES OF ROYALTY: European Rulers Who Have Enormous Annual Incomes
The royal family of England costs the British Government, in round numbers, $3,000,000 annually. Of this large sum, the Queen receives nearly $2,000,000 a year, beside the revenues from the duchy of Lancaster, which amount to a quarter million. The lord lieutenant of Ireland receives $100,000 a year for his services and expenses, and the Prince of Wales $200,000 a year.
The President of France receives $240,000 a year and all expenses-- an enormous salary, when it is remembered that the republic is groaning under a stupendous national debt of over $6,000,000,000-- the largest debt that was ever incurred by any nation in the world. Italy can have 10,000 men slaughtered in Abyssinia and still pay her King $2,600,000 every year. The civil list of the German Emperor is about $4,000,000 a year, beside large revenues from vast estates belonging to the royal family.
The Czar of the Russians own in fee simple 1,000,000 square miles of cultivated land, and enjoys an income of $12,000,000. The King of Spain, little Alphonso XIII, if he is of a saving disposition, will be one of richest monarchs in Europe when he comes of age. The state allows him $1,400,000 a year, with an additional $600,000 for family expenses. We are said to be the richest nation on earth, the nation most able to afford to pay the largest salary to the head o f its government, yet our President's salary is only $50,000. It was only $25,000 from 1789 to 1873.
Taken from the Saturday Globe (Utica, NY) July 23, 1898