MORESNET , a small neutralstate lying on the
See also:borders of Prussia and Belgium, 4 m . S.W. of
See also:Aix-la-Chapelle, and em-bracing an
See also:area of nearly 1400 acres . Its only
See also:village is that of Neutral Moresnet, also called Kelmis or Kalmis, with 2800 inhabitants . Just over the Prussian frontier is Prussian Moresnet, with 65o inhabitants, and in Belgium is Belgian Moresnet, with about 1200 . Moresnet, strictly Montzen-Moresnet, is, as its name implies, a
See also:mountain, under which is the extremely valuable
See also:zinc mine owned by the " Vieille Montagne
See also:Company," which is a Belgian undertaking . The profit of the customs is divided between the two states, but a tendency has been observed to convert it gradually into a German possession . The state of Moresnet owes its origin to the general
See also:European settlement of 1815 . No agreement could be reached about the ownership of this small
See also:district, and it was made a neutral state under the joint
See also:government of Prussia and Belgium . This arrangement lasted until 1841, when Moresnet was given an administration of its own, this being composed of a burgomaster and a council of ten members . The inhabitants decide individually whether they will perform military service for Prussia or for Belgium, and also whether they will accept the jurisdiction of the Prussian or of the Belgian courts . See Hoch, Un Territoire oublie au centre de 1'
See also:Europe (
See also:Bern, 1881) ; Schroder, Das grenzstreitige Gebiet von Moresnet (Aix-la-Chapelle, L902); and
See also:Spandau, Zur Geschichte von Neutral-Moresnet (Aix-lahapelle, 1904) . MORETON
See also:CHESTNUT, a tall
See also:tree known botanically as Castanospermum australe (natural
See also:Leguminosae), native of
See also:Queensland and New South
See also:Wales .
The pods are almost cylindrical, about 9 in.long and 2 in. broad, and are divided interiorly by a spongy substance into three to five cells, each of which contains a large chestnut-like seed . The seeds are roasted and eaten by the natives; the
See also:timber, which somewhat-MORGAGNI 8 3 I resembles
See also:walnut, is soft,
See also:fine-grained, and takes a
See also:polish, but is not durable .
AGUSTIN MORETO Y CAVANA (1618-1661)
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