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On principal articles or groups of articles im- Articles.

1904. ported into the United States for consumption. Spirits, distilled..... 5,576,888 Articles.

1904.
1905.

1906.
Wines ......

4,828,975 Animals .. ... $360, 488 $358,224 $419.062

Paints .......

541,467 Breadstuffs 793,234 1,437,964 1,296,068 Paper*

.. 1,495,142 Chemicals ... 6,389,267 5,138,259 6,770,870

Provisions

.... 1,531,185 Cotton* ...... .26,300,007 26,559, 679 33.349 342

Rice

.... 1,242,923 Earthenware ... 6,963,622 6,824,783 7,542,252

Silk* .

......16,610,210 Fiberst 402,237 315,827 342,859

Sugar

58, 152,088 Fiberst 15,625,034 15,754,570 18,899,305

Tobacco*

.....21,176,293 Fish .... .. 1,438,452 1,505, 400 1,699.184

Toys .....

1,745,823 Fruits. .. 6,198,757 5,773,985 6,550, 426

Vegetables

2,629,020 Furs* ... .. 1,185,014 1,431,155 1.780,673

Wood*

2,887,575 Glass* 3,918,283 3,311,715 3,837.611

Woolf

....10,923,458 (ron and steel* ... 9,651,240 8,108,498 9,437,918

Woolt

16,329,034 Jewelry ...

... 590,512 428,067 508,384 Leather*

4,020,221 3,967, 660 5,073,905 Including manufactures of. Malt liquors...... ... 1,241,512 1,320, 475 1,507,960 | Manufactured.

1905. 1906. 5,737,208 6,555, 659 5,040,116 5,464,594

334,362 595,130 1,533,957 1,887,954 1,582,795 1,830,854

797,105 1,023, 756 16,666,727 17,351,095 51,395,669 52,594,732 22,689,611 23,927,701 1,724,6192,065.132 1,418,0101,986,704 2,742, 136 4.143, 117 16,578.678 17.783.646 22,832,833 20,185,049

Unmanufactured.

WEATHER FORECASTS AND SIGNALS.

The weather bureau of the United States de partition by means of telephones and railroads from ment of agriculture publishes daily more than established centers, so that there are compara100,000 weather bulletins, not counting the fore tively few accessible places which do not now recasts in the newspapers. Most of these bulletins ceive daily weather forecasts within a very short are in the form of postal cards printed by post time after the observers have completed their masters from telegraphic reports and sent by them work. The old system of conveying information to outlying towns for display at suitable points. about the weather by means of flag displays is There is also an elaborate system of redistribu. I also in general use.

EXPLANATION OF WEATHER FLAGS.
No 1.
No. 2.
No. 3.
No. 4.

No. 5.
White flag.

Blue flag.
White and blue

Black triangu White flag with black flag.

lar flag.

square in center.

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Clear or
Rain or snow.
Local rain or
Temperature.

Cold wave. fair weather.

snow. When No. 4 is placed above No. 1, 2 or 3 it | about stationary. During the late spring and early indicates warmer; when. below, colder; when not fall the cold-wave flag is used to indcate antici. displayed, the temperature is expected to remain | pated frosts.

EXPLANATION OF STORM-WARNING FLAGS.

When below. colder when not falu the Atola-wave fag is used to "indca te antici

Northwest winds. Southwest winds. Northeast winds. Southeast winds. “Hurricane” signal

A red flag with a black center indicates that a 1 and a white light above a red light westerly winds. storm of marked violence is expected. The pen. Two red flags, with black centers, displayed one nants displayed with the flags indicate the di above the other, indicate the expected approach rection of the wind: Red, easterly (from northeast of tropical hurricanes, and also of those extremeto south); white, westerly (from southwest to ly severe and dangerous storms which occasionnorth). The pennant above the flag indicates that ally move across the lakes and northern Atlantic the wind is expected to blow from the northerly coast. Hurricane warnings are not displayed at quadrants; below, from southerly quadrants.

night. By night a red light indicates easterly winds

THERMOMETERS COMPARED. There are three kinds of thermometers, with Fahrenheit to Reaumur-Subtract 32, multiply by varying scales, in general use throughout the world four-ninths.

the Fahrenheit, Reaumur and centigrade. The I Fahrenheit to Centigrade-Subtract 32, multiply freezing and boiling points on their scales com- | by five-ninths. pare 28 follows:

Reaumur to Fahrenheit-Multiply by nine-fourths, Thermometer.

Freezing pt. Boiling pt. add 32. Fahrenheit ....... ........32 degrees 212 degrees Reaumur to Centigrade-Multiply by five-fourths. Reaumur ...... ........zero

80 degrees Centigrade to Fahrenheit-Multiply by nine-fifths, Centigrade ...... ........zero

100 degrees add 32. The degrees on one scale are reduced to their Centigrade to Reaumur-Multiply by four-fifths. equivalents on another by these formulas:

UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE.

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The life-saving establishment at the close of the

1906. 1871-1906. fiscal year ended June 30, 1906, comprised 378 sta Property involved . . . . . . $15,041,140 $242,683,699 tions, of which 200 were on the Atlantic and gulf Property saved .. ......$12,266,100 $192,024,612 coasts, 61 on the coasts of the great lakes, 17 Property lost ....

$2,775,040 $50, 659,087 on the Pacific coast and 1 on the Ohio river at Persons on board ..

5,320 116,442 Louisville, Ky. The crews numbered in all about

29

1,127 300 men. Statistics of the service for the year | Persons succored .............

811

19,741 ended June 30, 1906, and from Nov. 1. 1871, when Days' succorgiven........... 1,727

47.555 the system was established, to June 30, 1906. fol. The total number of disasters on the lake coasts low:

in the course of the year ended June 30, 1906,

1906. 1871-1906. was 351; value of property involved, $5,472,745; Disasters .....

848

16,479 property saved, $4,736,755; property lost, $735,970; Value vessels .... .......$10,482,365 $171,505.865 persons on board, 2,235; persons lost, 19; persons Value cargoes ................ $4,558,775 $71, 177.834 succored at stations, 123; days' succor afforded, 158.

AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS. WHEAT CROP OF COUNTRIES NAMED (1902-1906).

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Inited States........ 'anada: New Brunswick..... Ontario Manitoba ....... Saskatchewan.. Alberta.. Other........

Total Canada ...

rgentina.....
nile..........
ruguay.........

Total South America.
ustria-Hungary:
Austria..........
Hungary proper......
Croatia-Slavonia......
Bosnia-Herzegovina...

Total Austria-Hungary.

lgium. ulgaria. nmark.. nland...... ance.. rmany.. eece...... ly...... ntenegro

rway tugal....... umania.,.... ssia: ussia proper,. .... oland... orthern Caucasia..... otal Russia (European).

via in...... den... tzerland... key (European)..... ted kingdom: Great Britain England.... Scotland...... Wales.......... aland Lotal united kingdom.

Cotal Europe...... ish India..................... rus. inese empire: pan ..... rmo sa....................... Total Japanese empire......

ia................... iia: atral Asia...... eria... Total Russia (Asiatic).........

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ria.......... O-Egyptian Sudan of Good Hope... t........ .. L............ 3.... tal Africa..

WHEAT CROP OF COUNTRIES NAMED (1902-1906).-CONTINUED).
COUNTRY

1902. 1903. I 1904. 1903.

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Bushels, Bushels. Bushels. Bushels. Bushels. Australia: Queensland....

1.7:6,000

6.000 2,514,000 2,217,000 1.173.000 New South Wales...

10,275,000 1,635,000 28.190,000 16,983,000 21,391,000 Victoria.............

12,510.000 2.630.000 29.425,000 21,606,000 24,156,000 South Australia......

8,265,000 6,555,000 13,626.000 12,454,000 20,779,000 Western Australia....

963.000 1,017.000 1,9.15.000 2,077.000 2,331,000 Tasmania....

931.000 905,000 792,000 318,000 801.000 Total commonwealth.....

39,753,000 12.768.000 76,488.000 56,215.000 70.681.000 New Zealand.......

4,171,000 7.693,000 8,110.000 9,411.000 7.013.000 Total Australasia.......

43,927,000 20,461,000 81,628,000 65,626,000 77,694,000 Grand total.............

3.090,116,00C 3,186,883.000 5,147,627,000 3.316,125,000 3,423,701,000 INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN WHEAT (1906). INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN WHEAT FLOUR Country. Busheis, Country. Bushels.

(1905). Exports Imports

Country.

Barrels, 1 Country. Barrels. Argentina ...105,391, 256 Belgium ..... 64,789,391 Exports

ImportsAustralia .... 24,648,182 Brazil ....... 7,873,514 Argentina .... 1,628,271 Belgium

41,516 Austria-HunDenmark .... 3,447,369 Australia ..... 1,573,663 Brazil

1,579,944 gary ...... 49,321 Finland ..... 4,215 Austria-Hun

Denmark

552,978 Belgium ..... 14,639,453 France ...... 6,713 312 gary ........ 795,853 Finland .... 794,748 British India 35, 171,216 Germany .. 84,054,403 Belgium ..... 857,017

France .... 140,854 Bulgaria ..... 16,542,517 Greece ... 5,733,503 British India.. 512,329

Germany

240.560 Canada ..... 40,399,402

Italy
. 38,687,589 Bulgaria ......

214,587
Greece .....

28,942 Chile .........

294,201
Japan
. 2,281,022 Canada ....... 1,532,014

Italy

12,513 Netherlands. 61,992,589 Chile ........ Germany .... 6,050,111

83.573
Japan ..

1, 242,880 Netherlands. 53,052,451

: ....... Portugal .... 4,672,573 Germany..... 991,701

Netherlands .. 1,863,924 Roumania .... 63,066,299 Spain ........ 32,517.785 Netherlands .. 199,777

Spain ........ 663,283 Russia .......176, 789,611 Sweden ...... 7,255,222 Roumania ....

484 511

Sweden ....... 57.839 Servia ....... 3,422,554 Switzerland . 16,158,153 Russia ........

970 808

Switzerland .. 386,597 United king

Servia ........ United States 34,973,291

21,798

Un, kingdom.. 6,779,846 Other c'ntr's 3,608,398 dom ........181,579,837 United States.13,919,048

Other countr's 3,750,661
Other c'ntr's. 9,409,308 Other c'ntries. 5,169,334
Total ......578,098,363 Total ......527,170,814 Total .......28,984,381 1 Total .......18, 137,085

CORN CROP OF COUNTRIES NAMED (1901-1905).
COUNTRY

1901. 1902. 1903. 1904. 1905.

United States....
Canada (Ontario).............
Mexico.............

Total North America...

Argentina........
Chile..............
Uruguay...... .........

Total South America...
Austria-Hungary:

Austria..............
Hungary proper.....
Croatia-Slavonia.......
Bosnia-Herzegovina.........

Total Austria-Hungary

Bulgaria....
France...
Italy........
Portugal.....
Roumania...
Russia:

Russia proper......
Poland.......
Northern Caucasia.......

Total Russia (European)......

Bushels. Bushels. Bushels. Bushels. Bushels. 11.522.520,000|2,523,648,000 2,244,177.000/2,467,481 000 2,707,991.000

25,621,000 21,159,000 30,211,000 20,880,000 21.582.000

93,459.000 78,099.000 90,879.000 88.131,000 89.000.000 1,641,600,000 2,622,906,000 2,365,267,000 2,576,492,000 2,818,576,000

98,842.0001 84,018,000 148,948,000) 175,189,0001 140,708,000 1,500,0001 866,000 1,118,000 1,477,000 1.000.000

5,576,000 5,060,000 5,289,000 3,035.000 4,417,000 105,918,000 89,944,000 155,355,000 179,701,000 146,125,000

17.535,000 13,462,000 16,056,000 12,529,000 17,293,000 127,389,000 104,546,000 135.751,000 59,400,000 94,012.000 20,469,000 15,255,000 23.776,000 11,364,000 18,385,000

9,800,000 5,863,000 8.411,000 6,461,000 9,584,000 175,193,000 139,126,000 183,994,000 89,757,000 139,304,000 25,000,000 18,109,000 22.836,000 12,758,000 19,649,000 26,393,000 24,928,000 25,360,000 19,482,000 21.030,000 100,455,000 71,028,000 88,990,000 73,000,000 99,000,000

15,000,000 16,000,000 14,000.000 15,000,000 16.000.000 116,945,000 68,447,000 80,272,000 19,598,000 59,275,000 60,771,000 40,377,000 40,397,000 18,956,000 22,533,000

13,000 7,623.000 8,270,000 10,335,000 7.063,000 11.018.000 68,394,000 48,647,000 50,732,000 26,032,000 33,551 000 18,849,000 18,396,000 19,479.000 9,498,000) 21,431.000 25,759,000 25,272,000 18.759,000 21,300,000 31,900.000 571,988,000 429,953,000 304,422,000 286,425,000 444,140,000

529.000 556,000 435,000 391,000 400.000

200,000 200,000 181,000 189,000 232,000 2.000.000 2.000.0001

3,502,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 30,000,000 30,000,000 30,000,000 30,000,000 30.000.000 4,479,000 4,143,000 1,997,000

5,282,000 4,822.000 37,208,000 36,899,000 36,118,000 38,862,000 38,454,000 9.650,000 7,256,000 4,988.000 9.972.000 8,374,000

519.000 590,000 627.000 517,000 506,000

10,169,000 7,846,000 5,615,000 10,519,000 8,880,000 .........12,366,883,000 3,187,548,000 3,066.777,000 3,091,999.000 3,456,175.000

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