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Tt is said that France is the largest consumer of wheat bread in the world, her oonsumption of wheat per head being about 8 bushels against 5)4 to 5% bushels per head in Great Britain and Ireland. FlFTEEX HTJXDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT million letters, or forty-one per head of population, were delivered in the United Kingdom during the year which ended on the lst of last March. Besides that there were 800,000,000 postal cards, newspapers and pareéis. The telegraph service showed a deficit of L240,000. Accordino to a calculation made at the United States legation at Paris, it is estimated that 50,000 Americans have visited the exhibition. The Matin, reckoning the expenses at Paris of each of these visitors at 5,000 francs, calculates that the total sum they must have spent there can not be less than 250,000,000 francs. Sixtv years ago railroads were unknown in the United States, which then had a population of 12,000,000 people. To-day there are in this country 165,000 miles of railroad, on which were transponed last year 475,000,000 people and 600,000,000 tons of freight. Upon these Unes over 1,000,000 men are employed, and their annual disbursements for labor and supplies are above $00,000,000. The total number of arrests made by agents of the Treasury secret service last year, assisted in some cases by local officers, was 43", the great majority oí which were for manufacturing, dealing in or passing counterfeit American money and raising Treasury notes. The fines imposed by courts in these cases aggregated 5514,848, and the sentences imposed to 372 years, 6 months and 21 days. Aliens are foremost among foreigners as counterfeiters in this country. The representativo valué of counterfeit and raised notes and other imitations of money captured during the year was 8477,031.


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