predicate an increase or decrease in the gold yield of Russia. The product of these last-mentioned countries in 1897 was:
"The increase in the principal countries mentioned above, of their gold product in 1898 over 1897, reduced to a table, gives a total of $52,195,000, as follows:
|South African Republic||22,167,000|
"The world's product in 1897 was $237,504,800. In 1898 it will probably not be less than $289,699,800. My opinion is that it will be somewhere between $290,000,000 and $300,000,000.
"If any further information reaches me within a week or two, I shall be glad to communicate it to you.
|"George E. Roberts, Director of the Mint."|
Agents' Estimate, January 1st, of the Production of Gold in the United States far 1898.
|States and Territories.||Gold.|
|South Appalachian States||337,832|