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'10,228,000 passengers were carried, and 417,440,000 kilogrammes of goods. Tiu.'ir revenue amounts to 5,477,000 guilders.

The total outlay upon the State railways up to 1897 was 269,718,000 guilders.

In 1897 the railways had a length ot 1,699 miles, whereof the State owned 898 miles, and private companies the remainder.

Year

Revenue I Expenditure (guilders) (guilders)

Goods carried (kilogrammes)

1890 State Railway Co. . Private railway cos.^

1894 State Railway Co. . Private railway cos.

1895 State Railway Co. . Private railway cos.

1896 State Railway Co. . Private railway cos.

1897 State Railway Co. . Private railway cos.

Passengers carried

14,872,000. 7,833,000 12,431,000 7,300,000

I 19,880,000|l8,244,000 ■ 14,140,000jll, 061,000

20,807,000 17.975,000 15,446,000 11,598,000

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20,665,000 17,752,000 15,679,00011,771, 000

i 21,390,00017,364, 000 I 16,314,000 12,380,000

4,715,000,000 2,376,000,000

5,904,000,000 2,838,000,000

6,134,000,000 3,291,000,000

6,445,000,000 3,293,000,000

6,824,000,000 3,596,000,000

6,664,000 10,306,000

11,682,000 12,705,000

11,921,000 13,387,000

11,102,000 13,680,000

11,009,000 14,013,000

1 In 1S90 one of the private companies was appropriated by the State.

II. Post and Telegraphs. The postal traffic was as follows in the years named :-

Letters

Post Cards

Newspapers and Printed Matter

Parcels

Letters with Money Orders

1893

Internal .

52,609,000

31,075,826

100,428,000

3,707,825

1,112,891

Foreign .

18,875,000

4,832,720

9,913,000

582,578

820,735

1894

Internal .

53,396,000

31,607,786

103,887,000

3,737,235

1,166,557

Foreign .

20,162,000

5,183,915

11,032,000

630,707

871,942

1895

Internal .

56,857,000

34,018,789

112,197,000

3,799,588

1,201,823

Foreign .

22,176,000

5,986,692

11,779,000

698,942

866,987

1896

Internal .

62,170,000

36,322,651

119,481,000

3.859,524

1,166,508

Foreign .

1897 Internal .

23,053,000

6,570,795

13,615,000

778,738

935,927

65,746,000

38,064,220

120,783,000

3,933,982

1,202,268

Foreign .

2.5,536,000

7,251,559

13,796,000

864,403

940,403

The average number of letters and post-cards per inhabitant was 27 '6.

The receipts of the Post Office in 1897 were 8,783,090 guilders, the ex- penditure 6,936,152 guilders.

There are several private telegraph lines but most of the lines are owned by the State. The length of State lines on Dec. 31, 1897 was 3,598 miles, the