Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

The Kaiser Wilhelm Canal.

The number and tonnage of vessels, exclusive of war vessels, passing through for the years ending March 31 are shown as follows:

-Steam
Sailing-

Total-
Year.

No.
Tons.
No.
Tons.
No.

Tons.
8,287
1,407,435

11,673
441,023
19,960

1,848,458 1898....

9,396
1,927,946
13,712 541,849

23,108 2,469,795

1897...........

Suez Canal Traffic.

10

1872.

YBARLY RETURN OF SHIPPING AND TONNAGE THAT PASSED THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL FROM ITS OPENING, TOGETHER WITH THE TRANSIT RECEIPTS.

Mean

Transit Net TonNumber

Receipts. nage per Year. of Vessels. Gross Tonnage. Net Tonnage. Francs

Vessel. 1869.

10,557.61

6.576.00

54,460,80 657 1870..

486
654,915.02
436.609.37

5,159,327.22 898 1871...

765 1,142,200.46

761,467.05
8,993,732.87

995 1,082

1.744,481.32 1,160,743.54 16,407,591.42 1,071 1873.

1.173

2,085,072 61 1,367,767.82 22,897,319.18 1,166 1874

1,264 2,423,672.22 1.631,650.14 24.859,383.00 1,290 1875.

1,494 2.940,708.45

2,009,984.09 28.886,302.27 1,315 1876.

1,457 3,072, 107,01 2,096,771.61 29,974,998.74 1,439 1877,

1,663 3.418.949.72 2,355, 447.69 32,774,344.22 1,416 1878...

1,593 3.291.535.38 2,269,678.31 31,098,229.18 1,425 1879.

1,477 3,236,942.32 2,263,332.19 29,686,060 81 1,532 1880.

2,026 4,344,519.89 3,057,421.88 39.840,487.64 1,509 1881

2,727 5,794,491.19 4,136.779.77 51,274,352.95 1.517 1882.

3,198 7,122, 125.68 5,074.808.88 60,545,882.08 1.586 1883.

3,307 8,051,307.3

5.775,861.79 65,847.812.16 1.746 1884.

3,284 8,319,967.56 5,871.500.92 62,378, 115.54 1.787 1885.

3,624 8,985,411.8

6.335,752.98 62,207,439.21 1.748 1886.

3.100 8,183,313.15 5,767,655.84 56,527.390.58 1.800 1887

3,137
8.430.043.2

5.903.024.09 57,862,370.71 1.881 1888.

3,440 9,437,957.32 6,640,834.44 64.832.273.20 1,90 1889.

3,425

9.605,745.48 6,783,187.12 66,167,579.14 1,951 1890.

3,389

9,749,129.09 6.890.094.41 66,984,000.22 2,033 1891.

4.207 12.217.986.41 8.698.777.36 83,4:22.101.24 1892

3,559 10. 66,401.468 7.712,028,61 74,452,436.03 2,166 1893

3,341 10,733,798.155 7,659,068,105 70,667,361.43 1894.....

3,312 11,283,854.721 8,039,175.276 73,776, -27.68 2.39 1895.

3,434 11,833,637.331 8,448,313.015 78,103,717,56 2.4641 1896.

3,409 12,039,859.00 8,562,237.00 59,569,994.00 2,511 1897.

2,986 11,123,403.00 7,899,373.00 72,830,545.00 2,645

Silk Crop Statistics.

The following figures, compiled by the “Seide," give simply the quantities to be exported, and not those likely to be retained for home consumption: 1895. 1896. 1897.

1895. 1896. 1897 Kilos. Kilos. Kilos.

Kilos. Kilos. Kilos France... 780,000 782,000 750.000 Caucasia......

185,000 245.000 210.000 Italy ..... 3,132,000 3,083,000 2,800,000 Persia ......

30,000 . 40.000 40.000 Spain ..............

100.000 103,000 105,000 China-Shanghai.. *4.246,000 3,690,000 *3.500.000 Austria-Hungary..

275,000 205,000 280.000 ' China - Canton..... 1,350,000 1,554,000 1,600,000 Asiatic Turkey .... 675,000 890.000 800,000 Japan ...

3,410,000 2,930,000 3,400,000 European Turkey.. 155,000 165,000 160,000 India....

310,000 270,000 270,000 Bulgaria and Roumania ....

36,000 50,000 50,000 Total.............. 14,956,000 14,137,000 14,000,000 Greece........

42,000 40,000 35,000 i

English Bank and Stock Exchange Holidays. BANK HOLIDAYS.-Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, first Monday in August, Christmas

Day, and day following STOCK EXCHANGE HOLIDAYS.-January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, May 1st,

first Monday in August, November 1st, Christmas Day, and day following.

*The totals given for China - Shanghai include about 480,000 kilogrammes of wild silke.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELSEWHERE.

543

Alcoholic Beverages. THE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIO BEVERAGES IN THE UNITED STATES, UNITED

KINGDOM, FRANCE, AND GERMANY.

WINE.
United Kingdom -- -France--

-Gerinany

United States
Per Head
Per Head
Per Head

Per Head of the

of the

of the

of the Consump- Popula Consump- Popula. Consump- Popula- Consump- Popula. tion, tion.

tion.

tion. tion. tion. tion. tion. Years. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. Gallons. 1885. 13,768,000 0.38 815,364,000 21.34

18,243,000 0.32 1888..... 13,417,000 0.36 881,050,000 22.94

30,267.000 0.51 1800... 14,924,000 0.40 793,870,000 20.67 76,340,000 1.54 24,121,000

0.88 1896..

14,553,000 0.37 940.368,000 24.43 55,198,000 1.06 16,363,000 0.23 1896...

15,776,000

0.40
1,137,224,000 29.50

15,578,000 0.22

[blocks in formation]

UUUY

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

.

..

.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

.

..

...

Foreign Trade of the United Kingdom.

TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31st. IMPORTS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND BRITISH EXPORTS OF BRITISH AND IRISH PRODUCE AND POSSESSIONS.

MANUFACTURES. 1897. 1898.

1897.

1898. Animals, living (for food).. £11,380,332 £10,385,676 Animals, living ........ • £1,133,115 £1,105,570 Articles of food and drink,

Articles of food and drink. 12,138,542 12,106,962 duty-free....

151 350 115 166.894.715 | Raw materials.............. 20,140,090 21,084,326 Articles of food and drink,

Articles manufactured and dutiable....

20,791,519 27,028,560 partly manufactured Tobacco, dutiable......... 4,072,415 3,877,038 Yarns & textile fabrics. 96,618,472 94,512,109 Metals.....

21,265,363 21,850,656 Metale & articles manChemicals, dyestuffs, and

ufactured therefrom tanning substances.......

6,006,210 5,483,230

(except machinery).... 34,487,808 32,791,044

7,641,231 8,357,177 Machinery & mill work. 16,282,085 18,380.076 Raw materials for textile

Apparel and articles of manufactures..... 70,263,511 71,268,397

personal use......... 9,878,1929,573,380 Raw materials for sundry

Chemicals and chemical industries & manufact'es. 52,085,336 52,228,035

and medicinal prepaManufactured articles..... 85,038,387 87,119,504

rations.....

8,674,864 8,373,099 Miscellaneous articles...... 14,139,314 14.797,902 All other articles,either Parcel post............... 1,004,930 1,313,308 manufact'd or partly

manufactured...... 32,939,649 33,324,966 Total value......... £451,238,683 £470,604,198

Parcel post..........

2,057,186 2,139,660 Total value.......... £234,350,003 £233,390,792

.

.

[ocr errors]

.

[ocr errors]

.

Oils.........:::: for textile

EXPORTS OF FOREIGN AND COLONIAL PRODUCE.

1898.

1897. Total value...........................£60,619,199 £59,833,677

1896.
£56,233,663

Exports from

Products of -
Agriculture.....
Manufactures..
Mining..
Forest.
Fisheries.........
Miscellaneous.....

the United States (Calendar Years).
-1898

- 1897-
Value.
Per Ct.

Value.
$851,922,450 69.06

$730,323,514 307,924,994

24.96

279,616,898 25,851,092

2.10

19,792,796 39,030,313

3.16

40,834,864 5,819,208

5,649,945 3,016,771

3,645,001 ... $1,233,564,828 100

$1,079,863,018

Per Ct.
67.63
25.89
1.83
3.78

Total...

100

* Proof gallons containing 50 per cent. of alcohol.

Life Insurance in Great Britain.

ORDINARY BUSINESS. *

INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS. *

Total.

[ocr errors]

Whole Endow.

Whole Endow.
Term of ment As Miscel-

Term of ment As. Miscel-
Life. surances. laneous.

Total.

Life. surances. laneous.

£ 1898.... 435,247.048 102,729,460 24,368,460 562.344.968 | 1898....143,M3.712 1,962.952 6.207.155 1897... .430,551,541 98,799,984 22,293,887 551,645,412 1897....139,915,349 1,785,024 6,487,564 1896.... 423,344,137 85,144,665 20,695,542 529,184,314 | 1896. ...137,090,222 1,612,181 5,440,166 1895. 412,866,559 67,955,919 19,243,588 500,006,066 | 1895.... 121,948,059 1,635,278 4,480,773 1894. 408 167,052 64.769,652 17,919,378 490,856,082 | 1894....120,738,147 1,615,050 4,444,507 1893.... 405,630,80

.405,630,862 57,336,223 17,249,245 480, 196,330 1893....117,602,280 1,005,400 4,152,951 1892. ...396,787,796 42, 183,492 15,912,817 455,184,135 1892.... 87,825,402 1,142,684 2,015, 675 1891....392,215,642 35,866,867 15,279,719 443,362,228 1891.... 83,257,485 1,129,745 1,816,643 1890....392.838,625 34,307,580 15,490,061 442,436,266 | 1890.... 83,005.085 1,099,582 1,815,992 1889....391.186.142 31,368,522 14,965,848 437,510,512 | 1889.... 81,000,223 1,090,574 1,800.823 1888....380,752,944 25,980,743 14.328,081 421,061,768 | 1888..., 80,552,116 1,089,610 1,792,761

152.073,819 147,187,937 144,142,569 128,064 110 126,797.704 122,760,631

90,983,761 86,203,873 85,920,639 83,891,620 83,434,487

Manufactures in Massachusetts.

[blocks in formation]

Capital Value of Value of
Invested. Goods Made. Stock Used
$6,063,982 $5,941,456 $3,445,442

6,784,921 6,364,709 3,898,404
112,561,310 85,561,417 49,172,309
110,655,603 85,414,028 48,987,402

4,053,589 4,799,611 2,304,645 4,136,120 4,500,470 2,190,800 21.655,660 20.885,906 12,183,271 25,390,647 25,599,328 15,036,303 14,623,706 17,829,822 10,641,690 16,397,790 24,111,098 14.676,178 380,799,877 559,880,511 317, 241,327 394.371,391 576,877,064 330.154.301

[blocks in formation]

Woolen goods...

do. Worsted g

ds.. do. All industries....

do.

[blocks in formation]

Percentage of

Industry
Profit and

Product.
Minor Ex- Devoted to Paid in
pense Fund. Profit, etc. Wages.
$1,005,978

40.30 59.70 860.926

34.91

65.09 10,785,579 29.64

70.36
9,966,133 27.36 72.64
839,549

723,281
3,208, 454 36.87 63.13
4,277,660 40.50 59.50
3,368,476 46.86 53.14
4,906,605

52.00

48.00
112,299,225
114,388,888

[blocks in formation]

(For other statistics of manufactures in Massachusetts, see “The Commercial Year Book," volume III, page 534.)

* The above figures are based on returns deposited for the most part during the five years prior to the years given, and are therefore merely an approximation to the amount of contracts in force.

War Budgets in Foreign countries.

Amount

per Capita.

$1.22

.62

Amount
War per
Budget. Capita.
$148,640,191 $1.17
141,175,350

2.70
123,517,681 2.21
88,152,750 3.21
86,083,024 2.08
45,659,609 1.46
38,257,498 2.12
19,929,765
9,617,298 1.92
9,497,854 1.36
9,342, 430 1.44
8,582,775 1.56
5,084,477 1.06
4.498, 369 1.36
4,477,764
3,154,645 1.29
2,724,271 1.16

War
Countries.

Budget.
European States-Continued
Denmark (1898).............. $2,685,852
Finland (1897)....

............ 1,543,598
Non-European States.
British India (1897)...... 116,637,288
United States (1896).

51,093,927
Japan (1897).......

23,272,829 China (1897)......

11,869,500 Brazil (1897)..

10,108,187 Argentina (1897

5,120.225 Chili (1897)......

4,605,619 Egypt (1897)....

2.404,250 Guatemala (1897).

2,022,806 Canada (1897).......

1,611,287 Cape of Good Hope (1897).. 917.396 Korea (1897)......

482,109

[graphic]

..83

[ocr errors]

1.49

Consumption of Coffee.

1896...

United

United
Europe. States. Total.

Europe.

States. Total. Tons. Tons. Tons.

Tons. Tons.

Tons. 1893..... 771,498 248.117 519,615

291,150 267.880 559,030 1894..... 272,191 258,822 531,013 1897

305,150 318,170 823,220 1895....

277,400 280,880 538,280 Germany consumes about 136,390 tons yearly; France, 77,310 tons; England, 12,420 tone, and Italy, 12,500 tons.

Gross Receipts of Theaters and Places of Amusement in Paris.

[blocks in formation]

* Exposition. + War. Previous to 1893, the receipts of the café-concerts and other establishments, such as the Pôle-Nord, Bullier, Le Moulin-Rouge, etc.

Electric Street Railways in Europe January 1, 1896 and 1897.

[blocks in formation]

1897. 1896.

Miles. Miles. Germany....

386

245 Servia.. France.............

168 79.5 Sweden and Norway.. Great Britain.....

62.5 Bosnia... Italy.

69.5

24

Roumania ..... Austria-Hungary......

30.5

Netherlands.. Switzerland...

47.5 28.5 | Portugal........... Spain........

28.5 17.5 Belgium.....

15

Total............ Russia.

............. The number of lines in operation has increased from 111 in 1896 to 150 in 1897.

43

[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]

21

[ocr errors]

Capital Cost and Annual Receipts Per Mile of Railways in Various

Countries.
Cost Per Receipts 1

Cost Per Receipts
Mile, Per Mile.

Mile. Per Mile. England and Wales.......... $285,560 $23,871 Victoria .....

$62,109

$4,856 United Kingdom............ 226,119 19,656 Canada..

54,010

3. 107 Scotland...................

196,492
United States...

61,409

7.050 France .....

133,833

11,042
Australia.

49.183

4,029 Belgium.... 108,921 12,420 India.........

35,089

4,220 British Dominions

99,236
Tasmania.

40,554

1,761 Germany .....

98,706
Cape Colony.

41,756

4,856 Austria ......

96,520
7,616 New Zealand.

38,018 2,978 Switzerland.

95,011
Norway........

35,483 Holland.

90,355
Queensland...

33,663
Italy
82,217 6,390 South Australia..

34,344 New South Wales

74,197

6,151
Sweden................

29,603 Ireland ....

64,727

Western Australia..... 22,484

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

2,949

NO.

Miles.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

.....

12

[ocr errors]

80

Some Notable Railroad Runs.
(Compiled from the "Railroad Gazette.")

Net
Speed,

Speed.
Miles

Miles
• Dist. Time. Per

Per of
Date.
Railroad.

From.
To.

H.M.S. Hour. Stops. Hour. Cars. May 9, 1893. N. Y. C. & H. R. Grimesville...

0:00:35 102.8

102.8 ..Looneyville.. Grimesville..

0:03:00 100

100 July 26, 1890. P. & 0... .....Skillmans....B. Meade.....

0:02:30 98.4

98.4 Nov. 18, 1892. Central N. J...... ......Fanwood....................

0:00:37 97.3

97.3 Feb. 26, 1892.

0:00:3944 91.7

91.7 June 7, 1884.B. &0............ Belmont......Warnock.....

0:04:00 90 Nov. 18, 1892.P. & R..... .J'kintown....L'horne..... 5 0:03:25 87.8 Apl 21, 1895. Atlantic Ci ...............................

0:00:41 87.8 Aug. 27, 1891.P. & R.....

0:03:27 86.96 Ap'l 21, 1895. Atlantic City.... Winslow......Absecom.... 24.9 0:18:06 Aug. 27, 1891.P. & R............ Noble ........ L'horne......

0:08:00 82.73

82.78 May 7, 1896. Michigan C ...... Windham.... Waterford ..

6.6
0:04:48 82.5

82.5 Dec. -, 1892. L. & N. W........Stafford...... Rugby

56 0:42:00 80 Nov. 10, 1895.C., B. & Q........ Neponset ....Buda .....

6
0:04:30

SO
Ap'l 21, 1895. Atlantic City....L. Park Absecom.... 49.8 0:37:30 79.7

79.7 .... Camden...... Atlantic City 58.3 0:45:45 76.46

76.46 Aug. 31, 1888. Great N. (Eng.)............................

0:03:87 76.3

76.3 Dec. 22, 1891. B. & 0............ Baldwm......1

n......Leslie .....

0:06:00 July 9, 1885. West Shore...... Alabama.....Gen. Junc

0:30:00

12.6 Oct. 24, 1895. L. S. & M. S...... Erie.

Buffalo.......
1:10:46

75.11 Aug.28 1893 P., C., C. & St. P..Seymour.....N. Tower.....

0:35:34 70.96

70.96 Ap'l 17, 1894.L. S. & M. S......C'wood....... Saybrook.....

0:36:00 70 June 10, 1896. Atlantic City....Camden...... Atlantic City 55.5

0:48:00

69.4 Aug. 8, 1886.N. Y.C. & H.R.. Syracuse..... Fairport...... 70.25 1:01:20 68.73

68.73 Sept. 24, 1895. ..Albany....... Syracuse..... 147.84 2:10:00 68,23

68.23 Aug. 22, 1895. L. & N. W.(Eng.)Crewe........ Carlisle....... 141.25 2:05:30 67.5

67.5 1880. Great N. (Eng.).. London ...... Grantham.... 105.5 1:51:00 66.5

66,5 Aug. 21, 1895, N. E. (Eng.)...... Newcastle.... Edinburgh... 124.25 1:52:30 66.26

66.26 May 7, 1896. Michigan C...... St. Thomas .. Fort Erie .... 118.2 1:47:18 66.13

73.08 ...Windsor ..... St. Thomas .. 111.2 1:43:05 64.72

67.32 Oct. 24, 1895. L. S. & M. S......Chicago...... Buffalo....... 510.1 8:01:07 63.61 Sept. 11, 1895. N. Y. C. & H. R..New York....East Buffalo. 436.32 6:51:56 63.54

64.22 Aug. 22, 1895, W't Coast (Eng.). London ......Aberdeen.... 510 8:32:00 63.24

63.93 Nov. - 1891.Canadian Pacific.S. Falls....... Montreal..... 127 2:00:00 63.5 Aug. 21, 1895. E't Coast (Eng.).. London ...... Aberdeen.... 523 8:40:00 60.35

61.777 Ap'l 20, 1884.C., N. 0. & T. P..Cincinnati.... New Orleans. 826 23:20:00 35.4

41.7 May 8, 1885. L. S. & N. Y. C... Chicago ...... New York.... 964 22:45:00 42.38 Aug. - 1891. Central Pacific.. Vancouver .. Brockville...3782 76:31:00 36.49

39.19 May 28, 1893. N. Y. C. & H.R. I

New York....Chicago...... 964 19:57:00 10%). L. S. & M. C...

48.2 e Aug. 26, 1894. A. C. Line........Jacksonville .Washington.. 780.8 15:49:00 49.36

72.6

72.91

[ocr errors]

69.4

[ocr errors][merged small]
« AnteriorContinuar »