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British Thrift from the war. The London Times, of the 4th June, gives some statistics from the report of the Commissioners of Customs which are interesting. It appears that the total of British and Irish exports in 1860, were £135,900,000; in '61, £125,100,000; in '62. £124,100,000. Thus it appears that the entire decrease in the exports of last year was only, one tenth of that which took place the year before, and this, notwithstanding the decrease in cotton goods alone. amounted to £10,000,000, or about fifty millions of dollars! The Times very truly remarks "a vast progress must have been made in other branches of our export trade to fill up such a chasm and bring up the grand total to within a million of that for 1861." It proceeds to say "such a progress has been realized to an extent and in directions we should hardly have anticipated. An advance of £2,000,000 in woolen manufactures; of £1,000,000 in iron and iron manufactures; of £1,300,000 in linen manufactures; of £