In his treatment of women the aboriginal may be ranked lower than even the Fuegians.
The United States, which ranked third with a production of 20,000 tons in 1850, maintained this annual yield, until 1870, when it began to increase; the United States now ranks as the chief producer; in 1900 the output was 253,000 tons, and in 1905, 3 1 9,744 tons.
Amongst the more important explorations may be ranked those of Tietkins in 1889, of Lindsay in 1891, of Wells in 1896, of Hiibbe in 1896, and of the Hon.
An English physician, William Cole (1635-1716), is also usually ranked with them.
During the Civil War the city ranked next to Richmond in the manufacture of supplies for the Confederate army.