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Franklin, receiving ship, 5 guns; Iroquois, marine hospital service; Marion, 14 guns; Minne-
sota, naval militia, 16 guns ; Nipslc. naval station, 4 guns : Omaha, marine hospital service ; Pensa-
cola; Richmond, receiving ship, 2 guns ; Thetis, 1 gun ; Wabash ; Yantic.

Wooden Sailing Vessels Unfit fob Service.

Constitution, in ordinary. 5 guns ; Dale, naval militia ; Independence, receiving ship, 4 guns
New Hampshire, naval militia, 2 guns ; St. Louis, naval militia ; Vermont, receiving ship, 1 gun.



Type.

Alvarado Steel G.B..

Barcelo T.B

Callao Steel G.B..



Infanta Maria
Teresa. Steel- Arm. Cr. .



Captured in Spanish-American War.



Dis- Sp'd. Max.
pl'mt. KnHs. Indie.

Tons. p. h'r. H.P. Batteries.

100 19 137 1 57-mm., 1 37-mm.

66 17 600 2 mach.. 2 5-mm.

208 9.7 250 1 Hontoria 3- in. .5, 1 Hont. 2-in. .65, 2
Nordcnfelt 11-mm.



Leyte IronG.B..



Torpedo
Tubes.



Manila


....Iron Trans


. 1,900
83
100


9
8
19


750


Mindanao...
8andoval. ...


....Wood G.B

. ..Steel G.B


110
137



r,000 20^4 13,700 211-in. Hontoria, 10 5-in. .5 Hont., 8 57-
mm. Hotchkiss, 8 37-mm. Hotcb., 2 11-
mm. Nordeufelt, 2 2-in. .75 bronze.
151 8 150 1 Hont. 3-in. .5, 1 Hont. 2-in. .75, 2 Nor-

denfelt 11-mm.
750 2 bronze guns.

1 bronze rifle 4-in. .8, 1 mach. 11-mm.
1 57-mm., 1 37-mm.



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AUXILIARY NAVY.



Merchant Vessei s Converted into Auxiliary Cruisers.

Dis- Sp'd. Max.

plra't. Kn'ts Indie. , Batteries

Type. Tons. p. hY. H.P. Main. Secondary.

Badger Steel 4,784 10 3,300 6 5-in. R.F.G., 8 3-pdr.

2 5-in. R.F.G.

Buffalo Steel 6,888 14.5 3,600 4 4-in. R.F.G. 2 6-mm. Colts, 6 6-pdr.

Dixie Steel 6,114 16 3,800 10 6-in. R.F.G. 6 6-pdr., 2 Colts.

Harvard Steel 13,000 21.8 20,600 8 5-in. R.F.G. 8 6-pdr.

6 5-in. R F.G.

Panther Iron..... 4,260 13 2 4-in. R.F.G. 6 3-pdr., I Colt, 1 3-in. field.

Prairie Iron 6,872 14.5 3,800 10 6-in. R.F.G. 6 6-pdr. R.F., 2 Colts.

St. Louis Steel 14,910 22 20,000 4 5-in. R.F.G. 86-pdr.R.F.

St. Paul Steel 14,910 22 30,000 6 5-in. R. F.G. 8 6-pdr., 6 8-pdr.

Yale 8teel 13,000 21.8 20,600 8 5-in. R.F.G. 4 3-pdr., 4 6-pdr.

Yankee Iron 6.88H 14.5 3,800 10 5-in. R.F.G. 6 6-pdr., 2 Colts.

Yosemite Iron 6,179 16 3,800 10 5-in. R.F.G. 6 6-pdr., 2 Colts.



Converted Yachts.



Type.

Aileen Steel

Buccaneer Steel

Dorothea Steel

Eagle Steel

Elfrida Steel

Enquirer 8teel

Free Lance Steel

Frolic Steel

Gloucester Steel

Hawk Steel

Hist Steel

Hornet Steel

Huntress Composite.

Kanawha . , Composite .

Inca Wood

Mayflower Steel

Oneida. Wood

Restless Iron

Scorpion Steel

Shearwater Steel

Siren Steel

Stranger Iron *546 14

8ylph Steel 152 15

Sylvia Iron *302 9

Viking Iron 218 11

Vixen Steel 806 16



Dis- 8


p'd.


Max.


plm't. Kn'ts
Tons. p. h'r.


Indie.


H.P.


192


14


500


594


15


1,558


434


15.5


+850


•173


10.5


+200


136


20


1,035


197


16.5


800


607


11


550


786


17


2,000


375


14.5


1,000


- 472


14.5


+500


425


15


+800


817


14




•175


14






14


400


2,690


16.8


4,700


150


12


350


137


12


+500


850


17. $


2,800



♦315 13



Wasp Steel.

Yankton Steel .



630 16.5
♦975 14



550

420
1,250
1,800

750



Battery.
1 3-pdr., 2 6-mm., 2 1-pdr.

4 6-pdr., 2 3-pdr., 4 1-pdr.

4 6-pdr., 2 Colts.

2 37- mm.

2 1-pdr.

2 Gatlings.

2 3-pdr., 2 47-mm. R.F.

4 6-pdr.. 4 3-pdr., 2 Colts.

2 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts.
1 3-pdr., 4 1-pdr., 1 Colt.

3 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colt, 2 37-min. R.C
2 Colts.

1 3-pdr., 3 1-pdr., 2 6-mm. Coltss.
1 1-pdr.. 1 Gat ling.

2 5-in. R.F.G., 12 6-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colts.
1 6 pdr., 4 1-pdr., 1 6-mm. Gatling.

6 6-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colts.
6 6-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colts.

3 3-pdr.

1 3-pdr., 3 1-pdr.

1 14-pdr., 2 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr.

6 6-pdr., 2 3-pdr.

3 3-pdr., 1 1-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colts.
1 3-pdr., 3 6-mm. Colts.

4 6-pdr., 4 1-pdr.
4 6-pdr., 2 Colts.
6 3-pdr.,2Colta.



Converted Tugs.



Aocomac Iron. . .

Active Steel . .

Alice Wood.

Apache Wood.

Cheyenne Wood .

Chickasaw Iron. . .

Choctaw Iron...

Hercules Iron . . .



187
296
356
650



198



250 1 6-pdr. R.F., 1 6-mm. Colt.

600 1 Gatling, 2 3-in. B.L.R., 2 37-mm. R.C

250 2 6-pdr. R.F.

550 2 4-in. R.F., 2 3-pdr. R.F., 2 Gatlings.



188



1 3-in B.L.R.

1 3-pdr. R.F., 1 1-pdr. R.F., 1 37-mm. R.C.

1 3-pdr. R.F., 1 i-pdr. R.F., 1 37-mm. R.C.



♦Estimated.



+ Nominal horse-power.



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Converted TuGS—Continued.



Type.

Iroquois Steel

Massasoit Steel

Modoc Iron

Mohawk Steel

Nezinscot Steel

Osceola Steel

Pawnee Wood

Piscatagua Steel

Pontiac

Potomac Steel

Powhatan Steel

Seminole Iron

Sioux

Takoma Steel

Tecumeeh *.. Steel

Uncas Steel

Vigilant

Waban Iron

Wompatuck Iron 462 13



Dis- Sp'd.


Max.




pVmt.


tnts Indie.




Tons. p. h'r.


H.P.


Battery.


702


13


1,000


4 3-in. B.L.R., 1 Gatling, 2 37-mra. R.C.


202






1 1-pdr.


341


10






430


12


400




156


10


400


16-pdr., 1 Colt.


571


14




2 6-pdr., 1 47-mm., 1 Gatling.


275


10
14


♦250
1,600




631


2 9-pdr., 2 37-mra. R.C.


401


10.6


425


2 6-pdr., 1 1-pdr.


677


18


2,000


2 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr.


194


13


397


1 8-pdr., 1 87-mm.

1 3-pdr., 2 6-mm. Colts.


155


10


290


1 6-pdr., 1 Colt.




12




16-pdr.


214


11


•500


1 1-pdr., 1 Gatling.


441


12


♦750


1 37-mm. R.C, 1 Gatling.


300


12


450


2 3-in. B.L.R., 1 Gatling, 2 47-mm. R.C.



650



1 3-in. B.L.R.

1 3-pdr., 1 Gatling.



Steamers Converted into Colliers.



Abarenda....... Steel 4.670 9

Alexander Steel 6,181 9

Brutus Steel 10

Caesar Steel 5,016 10

Cassius Steel

Hannibal Steel 4,291 10

Hector '....Steel 10

Justin Steel 3,300 8.5

Lebanon Iron 10

Leonid as.

Marcellus Iron.

Nansban Steel

Nero Steel 10

Pompey Steel 3,085 10

Saturn Iron 6,220 12.5

Scindia Steel 7,500 12

Scipio Steel 6,864 14.5

Soutbery Iron. 3,100 9

Sterling Iron 5,663 11



.Steel 4,242 13

11



1.050
1,026
1,200
1,500



1,100



1,000
1,200



4 3-pdr.

2 3-pdr.

2 6-pdr.

2 3-pdr., 2 1-pdr.

2 R.C.

2D.S.

2 6-pdr.

2 6-pdr.

4 6-pdr.

2 3-pdr.

2 6-pdr.



1,000

1,500
3,000
2,422



4 8-in. B.L.R.
2 6-pdr.
2 6-pdr.
2 6-pdr.



♦926 2 6-pdr.



Special Class.



Arctic Ice boat 1,358

Arethusa. Tank steamer

Celtic Supply ship 6,428

City of Pekin... Transport

Culgoa

East Boston.... Aux. G.B 631

Glacier Refrigerators

Gov. Russell.... Aux. G.B 631

Iris DistillingS *6,100

Niagara DistillingS 5,221

Peoria Aux G.B 487

Rainbow Distilling S . . . . 6,206

Resolute Transport 4,175

Solace Ambulances... 4,700



1 6-pdr., 2 47-mm. R.C.



1,890



2 3-pdr.



9.5 550 2 3-in. B.L.R., 2 3-pdr.
12.5 3 3-in. B.L.R.



10.5
12

12
16
15



500
1,300
1,600

1,800



1 3-in. B.L.R.. 4 3-pdr.

2 6-pdr.

4 3-pdr. H.. 2 37-mm. H., 1 Colt.



3,200



2 6-pdr.



* Estimated.



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Special Class— Continued.



DIs- Sp'd. Max.

pPint. Kn'ts Indc.

Tons. p. h'r. H.P.

Supply Supply S 4,460 9.7 1,069

Vulcan Repair S 3,530 *

Zaflro Supply S



Type.
Supply i



2 3-in. B.L.R.
2 6-pdr.



Battery.



Revenue Cutters.— Algonquin, 2 guns: Calumet, 2 guns; Corwin ; Grant; Gresham; Hamil-
ton, I gun ; Hudson, 3 guns ; Manning, 3 guns ; McCulloch ; Me Lane ; Morrill, 2 guns ; Perry ; Rush ;
Windom, 1 gun; Woodbury, 7 guns.

Light-House Tenders.— America, 2 guns ; Mangrove, 2 guns ; Maple. 2 guns ; Suwanee, 2 guns.

Fi8B Commission Vessels.— Albatross, Fish Hawk.



Summary.



First-class battle-ships

Second-class battle-ship

Armored cruisers

Armored ram

Double-turreted monitors

Steel single-turret monitors

Iron single-turret monitors

Protected cruisers ,

Protected cruisers sheathed with wood. .

Unprotected cruisers

Gunboats

Light-draught gunboats

Composite gunboats

Training-ship (Naval Academy)

Special class

Torpedo-boat destroyers..



Regu- I
lar '

. Nav fe !

1
2
1
6

4 I
13 '
.. 13 ,
2
3
9



Submarine torpedo boat..

Wood torpedo boat

Captured in Spanish war

Iron cruising vessels

Sailing vessels

Tugs

Wooden steam vessels unfit for sea service. .
Wooden sailing vessels unfit for sea service..



Total

Grand total.



1
2

- ,-__ w — ...................... 16

Steel torpedo boats. 85

1

8 ,
5

8 ,
14
11 I



Aux-
iliary
Navy.

Merchant vessels converted into auxiliary

cruisers U

Converted yachts 28

Converted tugs 27

Steamers converted into colliers 1»

Special class 17

Revenue cutters 15

Light-house tenders 4

United States Fish Commission 2



Total 123

; 812



Abbreviations. B.L.H., breech-loading howitzer; B.L.R., breech-loading rifle; B.8., battle-
ship; b.t., barbette turret ; CD., coast defense; Cr., cruiser; Dis. B., dispatch boat; Dyn. G.B., dyna-
mite gunboat; Gat., gatling; G.B., gunboat; H.R.C., Hotchkiss revolving cannon ; H.D., harbor de-
fense; H., Howell; L.W., long Whitehead; M., monitor; mm., millimetre; M.L.R., muzzle-loading
rifle; M. Sch., marine school; N. Mil., naval militia ; pdr., pounder; P. Cr., protected cruiser; R.F.,
rapid rire ; R.F.G., rapid-fire gun ; S.B.. smooth bore ; S.B.H., smooth-bore howitzer ; S.C.L., sea-going
coast -line; t.. turret; Tr. S., training ship; T.B.D., torpedo-boat destroyer; T.B., torpedo boat;
Trans., transport ; Unp. Or., unprotected cruiser ; W., Whitehead.



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THE ARMY.



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THE ARMY.



Before the war with Spain, the strength of the army of the United States, as fixed by statute or
n pursuance thereof, was:



Arm.

Cavalry

Artillery

Infantry

Engineers

Hospital corps

Staff

Total







4 Enlisted Men






Companies




,


-Officers- »


and




Line.


Staff.


Regiments.


Staff.


447




6,170




288




4,085




884




13,125
500


710




528




1,180


1,619


628


23,820


1,890



2,147



25,710



By act of Congress the regular army was increased temporarily to 62,000 men. It is impracti-
cable, at this writing, to give any accurate figures showing the strength of the army in officers and
men and the distribution of troops by geographical departments.

The military departments in the United States and their boundaries are as follows :

L.„ Department op the Colorado.— Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Department or the Columbia.— Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho.

Department op California.— California and Nevada.

Department of the Gulf.— Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and
South Carolina.

Department of the Missouri.— Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas'

Department op Dakota.— Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,"and Minnesota.

Department of the Lakes.— Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and
Tennessee.

mmammm Department op the East.— North Carolina, J/irginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of
Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey," New" YorkrConnecticutrRhodcT Island, Massachu-
setts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Department op the Pacific*— Embracing the Philippine Islands.

Department op Porto Rico.— Embracing the Island of Porto Rico.

Department op Santiago.— Embracing all that part of the Island of Cuba, and the islands
and keys adjacent thereto, as are under the control and jurisdiction of the United States. The boun-
dary of this department is liable to change at any time.



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The condition and efficiency of the organized militia of the United States in the year 1807 are
shown below, being compiled from a publication of the War Department :



State.



Official Desig-
nation of State
Troops.



Alabama. Ala. National Guard

Arkansas Ark. 8tate Guard

California Nat. Guard of Cal

Colorado Nat. Guard of Col

Connecticut.. . Conn. Nat. Guard

Delaware Nat. Guard of Del

Florida Fla. State Troops

Georgia Ga. Vol's & Ga. Vol's, c'ld

Idaho Idaho Nat. Guard

Illinois 111. Nat. Guard

Indiana Ind. Nat. Guard

Iowa la. Nat. Guard

Kansas Kan. Nat. Guard

Kentucky Ky. State Guard

Louisiana La. State Nat. Guard

Maine Nat. G'rd of State of Me.

Maryland Md. Nat. Guard

Massachusetts. Mass. Vol. Militia

Michigan Mich. Nat. Guard

Minnesota Nat. G'rd State of Minn.

Mississippi Miss. Nat. Guard

Missouri Nat. Guard of Mo

Montana Nat. Guard of Mont

Nebraska. Neb. Nat. Guard

Nevada Ne v. Nat. Guard

N. Hampshire.. N. H. Nat. Guard

New Jersey. . . .The Nat. Guard of N. J.

New York Nat. Guard N. Y

N. Carolina. . . .N. C. State Guard

N. Dakota N. D. Nat. Guard

Ohio Ohio Nat. Guard

Oregon Oreg. Nat. Guard

Pennsylvania.. Nat. Guard of Pa

R. Island Brigade of R. I. Militia.

S. Carolina S. C. Vol. Troops

8. Dakota. S. D. Nat. Guard

Tennessee Nat. G'rd State of Tenn.

Texas Tex. Vol. Guard

Utah Nat. Guard of Utah

Vermont Nat. Guard of Vt

Virginia Va. Volunteers

Washington. . . Nat. Guard of Wash

W. Virginia... W. Va. Nat. Guard

Wisconsin Wis. Nat. Guard

Wyoming Wyo. Nat. Guard

Arizona The Nat. Guard of Ariz.

D. of Col'mbia.Nat. Guard of the D. C.
New Mexico. . .Nat. Guard of N. Mex. ..

Oklahoma..... Okla. Nat. Guard

Indian Ter'ty

Alaska



>



7,788
4,560
6,368
2,988
4,108

760

1,474

12,845

a
11,168
4,601
3,694
2,127
3.600

a
2,114
2,615
6,334
3,429
2,985
1,800
3,000
1,124
2,113

a
1,699
6,223
15,000
5,000



C



a*

: ff
: n
14 207
56 85
49 262
18 150
11

10

68 605

15

30 202

18



48 56



12

29
8
23
10



91



50



986 15

9,486

2,164

11,108

1,400

*

3,051

u
3,000

997

816
f/5,176
1,879
8,350
3,122
1,085

898
3,869
1,138

500



38

17

9

10



14

i



I i

3 3



150
70



87

128



74
/166

220
141

5i

712



248 239



156
265
139



7

1

9 67
50 131
39 337
24



101 59



48
87
13 41
95 196
13 110
88 1,199

60



78
106



55



138



49
60
80

349

17

46

524

75

246

109

73

41

78

129

101

131

157

54

62
45

ii

11



2,041
1,110
3,262

849
2,589

411
1.036
3,584

508
5,200
2,501
2,289
1,210
1,330
1,890
1,439
2,074
4,157
2,912
1,853
1,416
2,347

355
1,115

308

1,425

e 4,088

12,110

1,688

429
5,124
1,193
8,580

744
2,478

566
1.400
2,425



2,500
549
864

2,606
420
500

1,176
196
491



2,412
1,488
3,687
1.056
2,774

440
1.120
4,485

518
5,802
2,708
2,444
1,273
1,350
2,794
1.491
2,092
5,205
2,966
2,081
1,795
2,647

515
1,227

367

1,602

4,322

13,000

1,681

541
6,021
1,445
9,222
1.028
3,789

632
1,555
2,834

439

783
2,745

737

879
2,745

465

506
1,801

361

500



?2

tl

: r

$165,000

$215,000

202,735

85,000

$108,588

28,080

$65,000

$264,021

mooo

$700,000
500,000
281,793
200,000
$425,000
135,000
108,387
206,816
433,948
260.000
180,821
233,480
$500,000

26,500
$101,926
6,200
$84,000
$886^73
800,000
245,000

20,000

$645,000

$65,000

839.528

85.874
152,000

55,000

190,000

$800,000

42,500

44,164
205,840

87,879
120,000
374,665
8,000
$12,000
$45,000

35,000
$50,000



/-Appropiia-^
tlons.

00 —

f I



1125,000



154,247

30,000

188,450

5,500

16,000

25,000

d255

112.500

45,000

50,200

22,550

7,000

21,000

32,850

45,000

264.000

89,664

50,000

4,400

10,000

5,000

15,000

b 15^12

38.000

107,201

477,000

6,000

11,000

160,000

30,000

850,000

48,450

8,000

500

10,000

5,000

5,000

$18,000

11.000

8,000

15,000

100,000

c 5,000

4,710

21,125

750



$9,488
6.90D
7,763
3,450
6,175
2,587
3,486

11.213
2,587

20,702

12,939

11,213
8,626

11,273
6,900
5,175
6,900

12,939

12,076
7,763
7,768

14,664
2,587
6,900
2.587
345
8,626
3,154
9.488
2,587

19,840
8,450

27,603
3,450
7,763
3.450

10,351

12,939
2,560
3,450

10,351
3,450
6,175

10.851
2,587
2.308
6.992
3,000
2,872



Total 186,848 878 4,978 5,055 100,179 113,764 10,378,1182,728,564



a Not limited.

b This covers four years— 1895-1888.

c This sum for two years, ending March 81, 1899; $800per annum for horsing artillery in addition.

d Does not include armory rent in each company, flOo.

e Two companies armed with Gatling guns.

/ Machine-gun battery. 84.

g Includes general field and staff, 82.

* 100 companies.

♦ Includes non-commissioned staff with a total of 400, and special troops with a total of 2,270.
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THE PRECIOUS METALS.



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THE PRECIOUS METALS.



Production in the United States.



(Estimates by the Director of the United States Mint.)



Pine

Calendar Year. Ounces.

1873 1,741,500

1874 1,820,563

1875 1,6 5,725

1876 1.991.162

1877 2,268,788

1878 2,476,800

1879 1,881,787

1880 1,741,500

1881 1.678,612

1882 1,572.187

1883 1,451,250

1884 1,489,050

1885 1,538,325

1886 1,693.125

1887 1,596,375

1888 1,694,841

1889 1,587.000

1890 1.588,880

1891 1,604,840

1892 1,596,375

1893 1,739.323

1894 1.910,813

1H96 2.254.760

1896 2,568,132

180? 2,774,935

Total 45,526,548



-Gold v , Silver *

Fine Commercial Coining

Value, Ounces. Valve. Value.

$36,000,000 27,650,000 $35,890,000 $35,750,000

33,500,000 28,849,000 36,869.000 37,300.000

33.400,000 24,518,000 30.549.000 31.700.(00

39.900.900 30,009.000 34.090.000 38.800.000

46,900,000 30,783,000 36,970,000 39,800,000

51,200,000 34,960,000 40,270,000 45.200,00(3

38,900,000 31,550,000 35,430,000 40,800.(00

36.000,000 30,320,000 34,720,000 39,200,(410

34,700,000 33,260.000 37.850,000 43,000.(4)0

32,500,000 36,200,000 41,12(1,000 46.800,000

80,000,000 35.730.000 39,660,000 46,200,000

30,800,000 37.800,000 42,070,000 4>\800,000

31,800,000 39,910.0(0 42.500,000 51,600,000

35,000,000 39,440,000 39.230,000 51.000,000

33.000,000 41,200,000 40,410,000 53,350,000

33.175,000 45,780,000 43,020.000 59.195,000

32,800.000 50,000,000 46,750,000 64.646.000

32.845,000 54,500,000 67,225,000 70,465, 000

33,175,000 58,330,000 67,630,000 75.417,000

83,000,(100 63,500,000 55.563,000 82.161,(00

35,955,000 60,000,000 46.800,000 77,576,MiO

39,500,000 49,50l»,000 31.422,000 64,000, < 00

46.610.00(1 55.727.00n 36.4t5.KJO 72,(151,000

53,088,000 58,834,800 39,655,000 76,069,000

57,360,000 53.860.000 32.316,000 09,637,000

$941,111,000 1,052,271,000 $1,015,054,000 $1,360,457,000



Product is the United States from 1792 to 1872.



(Estimates toy R. W. Raymond, Commissioner.)



Year. Gold.

April 2, 1792-July 31. 1834 $14,000,000

July 31, 1834-December 31, 1844 7,500.000

1845 1.008,327

184* 1,139,357

1K47 889,085

184* 10,000.000

1*49 40 000,000

1HV> 50,000.000

1851 55,000,000

1852 60,000,000

185-1 65,000,000

1854 60,000,000

1855 5; ,000.000

law 55.000,0(0

1857 55,000,200

1858 50,000,000

1859 50,000.000

1860 46.000,000

1801 43.000,000

1862 39,200.000

1863 40,000,000

1864 46,100,000

1*65 53,225,000

1866 53.500,000

1867 51,725,000

1868 48,000.000

1869 49,500,000

1870 50,000,000

1871 43.500.000

187a8 36,000.000



Silver.
Insignificant.

$250,000



Total.

$14,000,000
7.750. 000
1,058.327
1,189,;'57
939,085
10,050,1-00
40,050, 0T0
60.050,000
55,050, ( 00
60,a r i0,(-0(>
65,O5O,('0O
60,05o, COO
55,050,000
55,050,000
55,a50.000
50,500,000
50,100,000
46,150.(00
45,' 00 ,(.00
43,700,000
48,500,000
57.100,100
64,475, <O0
63,500,000
65,225,000
60.000. 0TO
61,500,0(0
66,0"0,0(0
66.500. a
64.750.000



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Production of the World.
Production of Gold and Silver in the World for the Calendar Years 1873-1807.



Fine

Year. Ounces.

1873 4,053,675

1874 4,390,081

1875 4,716,563

1876 5,016,488

1877 5,512,196

1878 5,761,114

1879 5,262,174

1880 5.148,880

1881 4.983,742

1882 4,934,086

1883 4,614,588

1884 4,921,169

1885 5,245,572

1886 5,135,679

1887 5,116,861

1888 5,330,775

1889 5,973.790

1890 5,749,3li6

1891 6,320,194

1892 7,094,266

1898 7,618,811

1894 8.764,362

1895 9,615,190

1896 9,804,748

1897 11.489,291

Total 153,173,551



-Gold-



Fine
Ounces.
63,287,187
55,300,781
62,261,719
67,753,125
62,679,916
73,385,451
74,383,495
74,796,273
79,020,8?i
86,472,091
88,175,023
81,567.801
91,609,959
93,297.290
96,123.586
108,827,606
120,213,611
126.095 0P2
137,170,919
153.151,762
165,472,621
164,610.394
167,500,960
168,178,550
183,096,090



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Commercial

Value.
$82,120,800
70,674,400
77,578,1(0
78,322,600
75,278,600
84,540,000
83,532,700
85,640,600
89.9^5,700
98,232,300
98,984,300
90,785,000
97,518,800
92,793,500
94,031,000
102.185,900
112.414,100
131.937.000
135,500,200
133,404,400
120,119,900
104,493,000
109,545,600
113,352,200
109,857,700



Coining

Value.

$81,800,000

71,500,000

80,500,000

87,600,000

81,040,700

94,882,200

96.172,6(0

96,705,000

102,168,400

111,802,300

115,297.000

105,461,400

118,445,200

120.626,800

124,281,000

140,706,400

155,427,700

163.032.000

177,352,800

198,014,400

213,944,400

212,829,600

216,566,900

217,442,900

236,730,300



$3,166,378,700 2,645,411,144 $2,472,768,400 $3,420,329,500

Production of Gold and Silver in the World Since the Discovery of America.

From 1493 to 1885 is from a table of averages for certain periods compiled by Dr. Adolph Soet-
beer. For the years 1886 to 1897 the production is the annual estimate of the Bureau of the Mint.



-Gold-



Total for Periods.



-Silver-



Years.

1493-1520

1521-1544

1545-1560

1561-1580

1681-1600

1601-1620

1621-1640

1641-1660

1661-1680

1681-1700

1701-1720

1721-1744*

1741-1760

1761-1780

1781-1800

1801-1810

1811-1830

1821-1830

1831-1840

1841-1850

1851 1855

1856-1860

1861-1865

1866-1870

1871-1875

1876-1880

1881-1885

1886

18S7

1888

1889

1890

18^

1892

1893

1894

1805

1896

1897

Total 446,017,9!



Value.
$107,931,000
114,205.000
90,492,000
90,917,000
98,095,000
113.248,000
110,324,000
116,571,000
123,084,000
143,088,000
170,403,000
253,611,000
327,116,000
275,211,000
236,464.000
118.152,000
76,063,000
94,479,000
134,841,000
363,928,000
662,5«56,000
670,415,000
614,944,000
848,071,000
577,883,000
572,931,000
495,582,000
106,163,900
105,774,900
110,196,900
123,489,200
118.848,700
130,650,000
146,651,500
157,494,800
181,175,600
199,304,100
202,682,300
237,504,800



Total for Periods.

.Ounces Coining

Fine.

42,309.400

69.598,320
160,287,040
192,578,500
269,352,700
271.924,700
253,084,800
235,530,900
216,691,000
219,841,700
228,650,800
277,261,600
342,812.235
419,711,820
565,235,580
287,469,225 '
173,857,555
148,070.040
191,758,675
250,903.422
142,442.986
145,477,142
177.009,862
215,257,914
316,585,069
393,878,009
460,019,722

93,297,290

98,123,586
108.827,606
120,213,611
128,095.062
137,170.919

153,151,762

165,472,621

164,610,394

167,288,729

168,178,550

183,096,090



^,220,012,100 8,164,053,183 $10,566,700,800




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COINAGE.



Coinage of the United States.

The following table exhibits the number of fine ounces and the value of gold and silver coined
by the United States, by calendar years, from 1873 to 1897 :

Coinage of Gold and Silver by the Mints of the United States, 1873-1897.



Calendar Year.

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

1880

1881

1*S

1888

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1880

1890

1891

1*92

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Total



Fine




Fine


Coining


Ounces.


Value.


Ounces,


Value.


2,758,475


$57,022,748


3,112,891


$4,024,748


1,705,441


35,254,630


5,299,421


6.851,777


1,594,060


32,951,940


11,870,635


15,347,893


2,253,281


46,579,453


18,951.777


24,503,308


2,128,493


43,999,864


21,960,246


28,393,045


2,408.400


49.786,052


22,057.548


28,518,850


1,890,499


39,080/180


21,323,498


27,569,776


3,014,163


62,308,279


21,201,232


27.411,694


4,685,162


96,850,890


21,609,970



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