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CRIME AND PAUPERISM— FINANCE

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Crime and Pauperism.

In Wiirttemberg there is one Oberlandesgericlit at Stuttgart (see German Empire, p. 540). In 1896, 15,627 persons were convicted of crimes, i.e. 104.6 per 10,000 of the population over 12 years of age. In 1892 the number of convictions was 14,526. In 1892-93, 37,318 persons received public poor relief amounting to 3,544,563 marks.

Finance.

The estimated revenue and expenditure for two years ending March 31, 1899, are as follows : —

Sources of Revenue

1897-98

1898-99

Marks

Marks

Forests, Farms, Mines, Metal and Salt Works

8,583,582

8,683,582

Commercial Revenues — Railway : net re-

ceipts .......

15,195,000

15,246,000

Post Office, Telegraph, Steamers .

2,295,642

2,645,263

Miscellaneous ......

502,701

409,400

Direct Taxes — on Lands, Buihlings, Trades .

9,770,925

9,840,330

Income Tax

6,616,000

6,706,000

Indirect Taxes — Excise

1,858,000

1,858,000

Dog Tax ......

243,100

243,100

Taxes on "Wine and Beer

9,925,150

9,925,150

Fees and Perquisites ....

2,190,000

2,190,000

Duties on Successions ....

850,000

850,000

' German Empire : — Quotas from Customs, &c.

16,093,440

16,093,440

Total Revenue .....

74,123,540

74,690,265

Branches of Expenditure

1 1897-98

1898-99

Civil List .

Appanages and Dowries ....

National Debt — Interest and Sinking Fund .

Annuities and Compensations Pensions — Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Military Others ........

Ministry of Justice

,, Foreign Affairs ....

,, the Interior ....

, , Worship and Education

,, Finance .....

Parliament, Expenses of ... .

Reserve Fund ......

German Empire^-]\Iatricular contribution to Postage .......

Marks

2,000,901

131,485

20,300,506

303,820

2,971,000

592,576

4,284,186

166,103

8,277,623

11,055,134

3,785,682

427,921

70,000

19,821,876

510,000

74,698,813

Marks

2,000,901

131,485

19,439,841

326,867

3,050,500

602,806

4,284,248

167,003

8,248,083

11,054,465

3,738,772

429,534

70,000

19,821,876

510,000

Total Expenditure ....

73,876,381

The capital of the public debt was estimated to amount to 471,624,200 marks on April 1, 1898, of which the bulk bears interest at 4 per cent. The debt of the Kingdom is divided into two portions— namely, the general debt and the railway debt. The latter, forming by far the largest portion of

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