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ally those made of population, do not in all cases fall upon the year ending a decade—a circumstance which creates the further necessity of making new estimates for the decennial periods based upon those actually made by experts at the years nearest to those dates. The estimates of population made during the century are those of Malte-Brun, Balbi, Michelet, Behm-Wagner, and Levasseur; and, accepting these authorities as presenting the best obtainable guide, and the estimates made by Kaier, Palgrave, Mulhall, and Keltie of the commerce by decades, it is practicable, at least, to approach the average commerce, Per capita, of the world at decennial periods during the century. This calculation gives the average per capita commerce, combining imports and exports to obtain the total commerce, at $2.31 per capita in 1800, $2.34 in 1830, $3.76 in 1850, $6.01 in 1860, $8.14 in 1870, $10.26 in 1880, $11.84 in 1890, and $13.27 in 1899. What has caused this wonderful increase in the world's i
xports were increased from $682,000,000 to $1,111,000,000. From North America imports fell from $151,000,000 in 1890 to $131,000,000 in 1900, while the exports to North America increased during that time from $95,000,000 to $202,000,000. From South America the imports increased frrand division having increased $428,000,000 since 1890. From North America the imports fell $20,000,000, due principally to the falling of decreased from $54,000,000 in 1890 to $27,000,000 in 1900. To North America the exports increased in the mean time over $100,000,000, the gorts. Continent.1890.1900. Europe$682,585,856 $1,111,456,000 North America 95,517,863 202,486,000 South America 34,722,122 41,384,000 Asports. Continent.1890.1900. Europe $474,656,257 $439,500,000 North America151,490,330 131,200,000 South America100,959,799 102,000,000 A readily produced in another part. The great fertile plains of North America, South America, Australia, and Russia have become the world's p
reased during that time from $95,000,000 to $202,000,000. From South America the imports increased from $101,000,000 in 1890 to $102,000,000 in 1900, while to South America the exports increased from $35,000,000 to $41,000,000. From Asia the imports into the United States increasethe latter being presumably re-exported thence to Europe. From South America the imports increased in quantity, especially in coffee and rub2,585,856 $1,111,456,000 North America 95,517,863 202,486,000 South America 34,722,122 41,384,000 Asia 22,854,028 60,598.000 Oceanica 17,474,656,257 $439,500,000 North America151,490,330 131,200,000 South America100,959,799 102,000,000 Asia 68,340,309 122,800,000 Oceanica 2ed in another part. The great fertile plains of North America, South America, Australia, and Russia have become the world's producers of graes of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, th
,500,000 in 1890 to $22,000,000 in 1900. From Europe, to which the United States was accustomed to ures, the imports fell over $35,000,000, while Europe largely increased her consumption of cotton-seStatistics: Exports. Continent.1890.1900. Europe$682,585,856 $1,111,456,000 North America 95,5speed and safety. A century ago the voyage to Europe occupied over a month, and was a cause for con morning. The merchant who desires to sell in Europe may contract his goods before shipping, and thChevalier estimated that the amount of gold in Europe in 1492 was but $60,000,000. From that time topicion could be charged—practically suspended European commerce. In addition to this, the danger frthe century, British, French, and finally all European vessels were practically prohibited from engang the century. The area under cultivation in Europe, America, and Australia is estimated to have ireat Lakes with the ocean, and steamships from Europe and the Mediterrane countries and the Orient w[5 more...]
e interests of commerce may take further advantage of currents of air and water which move ever westward as the earth revolves ever towards the east; other ship canals will connect our Great Lakes with the ocean, and steamships from Europe and the Mediterrane countries and the Orient will land their merchandise at the docks of Chicago and Duluth, and the other great commercial cities of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, through China, Siam, Burmah, across India, Persia, Arabia, past the pyramids of Egypt to the westernmost point of Africa, where only 1,600 miles of ocean will intervene to prevent the complete encircling of the earth with a belt of steel, whose branches will penetrate to every habitable part of every continent, and place men in all climes and all nations and all continents in constant communication with each other and facilitate the interchange of commodities between them.
India, with 300,000,000 of population and 22,000 miles of railway, has seen her commerce increase nearly 60 per cent. in the past twenty-five years, while that of China, with 400,000,000 of people, but no railways, has increased about 30 per cent. in that time. In the meanwhile steam had also revolutionized the carrying-trade oched the United States fully thirty days after its occurrence, while Havana is to-day less than forty-eight hours from New York. The first vessel from New York to China occupied fifteen months on its round trip, and a voyage to the Orient, before the introduction of steam, occupied from eight to twelve months for the round trip, wt commercial cities of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, through China, Siam, Burmah, across India, Persia, Arabia, past the pyramids of Egypt to the westernmost point of Africa, where only 1,600 miles of ocean will intervene to preve
the Orient stands ready with its silks and teas, and Africa tenders its gold and diamonds and ivory and native tropical products, all of which articles are required by the great manufacturing centres of the United States and Europe, which furnish in exchange their manufactures of cotton, wool, silk, wood, iron, and steel. Thus commerce is constantly increasing its volume by its own activity. The machinery produced by the manufacturing section enables one man in the great grainfields of America to produce as much as. a dozen or a score could produce by old methods at the beginning of the century or even later. The machinery of the factory enables a single individual to multiply many times his power of producing the articles required by his fellow-men. Exploration, colonization, and investment of capital have greatly increased the producing area of the tropical section of the world. Added to all these, and making practicable the interchange of articles whose production is thus s
e interests of commerce may take further advantage of currents of air and water which move ever westward as the earth revolves ever towards the east; other ship canals will connect our Great Lakes with the ocean, and steamships from Europe and the Mediterrane countries and the Orient will land their merchandise at the docks of Chicago and Duluth, and the other great commercial cities of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, through China, Siam, Burmah, across India, Persia, Arabia, past the pyramids of Egypt to the westernmost point of Africa, where only 1,600 miles of ocean will intervene to prevent the complete encircling of the earth with a belt of steel, whose branches will penetrate to every habitable part of every continent, and place men in all climes and all nations and all continents in constant communication with each other and facilitate the interchange of commodities between them.
r created by countless waterfalls now inaccessible for manufacturing purposes; steamships will develop their carrying powers and multiply communications between continents and great trading centres; a ship canal will connect the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific; and vessels circumnavigating the globe in the interests of commerce may take further advantage of currents of air and water which move ever westward as the earth revolves ever towards the east; other ship canals will connect our Great Lakes with the ocean, and steamships from Europe and the Mediterrane countries and the Orient will land their merchandise at the docks of Chicago and Duluth, and the other great commercial cities of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, through China, Siam, Burmah, across India, Persia, Arabia, past the pyramids of Egypt to the westernmost point of Africa, where only 1,600 miles of ocean will interven
adily produced in one part of the world are exchanged for those most readily produced in another part. The great fertile plains of North America, South America, Australia, and Russia have become the world's producers of grain and provisions, and are increasing their supplies of the textiles and their supplies of the food-stuffs reoduces and exchanges. Finance and financiers have contributed enormously to the growth of the commerce of the century. The gold discoveries in California and Australia, and later in other parts of the world, have greatly increased the volume of the circulating medium and encouraged the creation of a single and well-defined stanother causes might be named as contributing largely to the wonderful increase in commerce during the century. The area under cultivation in Europe, America, and Australia is estimated to have increased from 360,000,000 to nearly 900,000,000 acres; the coal-mines have increased their output from 11,000,000 to 600,000,000 tons; pig-
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