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966

RUSSIA

Liabilities {continued)— Current accounts, Treasury, State, and private Kailways' accounts . . . . , Interest due and various transferable sums ,

Profits of 1896

Transfers .......

Roubles

536,107,630

13,370,480

24,951,838

7,907,913

228,247,077

Assets-

Total 1,681,046,636

Cash

Roubles

paper money 62,948,817

„ gold 145,742,962

,, silver at iV 28,010,507

,, silver at yV and copper 13,776,442

Debt of Treasury for paper money .... 100,000,000

Gold in money, ingots, &c 845,772,368

,, abroad 16,093,184

Sums at Bankers' abroad . . . . . . 4,288

Discounted bills ..... . . 153,792,627

Paid on current accounts guaranteed by securities . 35,651,580

Loans under securities 76,419,819

Bonds, &c., belonging to the Bank .... 28,182,459 Accounts of the Branches of the Bank and Treasury . 135,465,316 Miscellaneous 39,186,266

Total 1,681,046,636 Deposited in trust 2,935,937,244

2. The Savmgs Banks. — On August 1, 1898, the number of savings banks (State, municipal, and postal) was 4,404, the depositors numbered 2. 6 12, 7 49, and the deposits amounted to 490,760,000 roubles.

3. State Banks for mortgage loans to the nobility, on January 1, 1896, showed loans granted amounting to 523,689,700 roubles, the renjaining debt being 395,767,597 roubles.

4. Land Bank for the purchase of land by the peasants. — Up to January 1, 1895, the bank had made loans to village communities, associations, and separate individuals, representing an aggregate of 319,011 householders and 1,024,124 individuals. They bought 6,374,116 acres, valued at 10,664,874^., of which 8,243,226Z. were lent by the bank, and 2,421,648Z. paid by the buyers. Only 104,641 acres of the whole quantity have been acquired by separate individuals. During the year 1895, 494,698 acres were bought with the aid of the bank for a total value of 954,124?., out of which 630,523?. were lent by the bank.

5. Mortgage Banks. — On January 1, 1895, there were in European Russia, Poland, and Caucasus, 36 mortgage banks, including both those for the nobility and for the peasantry. The extent of their operations is shown in the following statement : —

Land estates

Properties in towns (300 towns)

Number of Mortgages . 119,516 Area in acres (43 per

cent, of total) . 134,649,182 Loans, roubles . 1,404,262,237 Unpaid, roubles . 1,312,924,036

Number of Mortgages . 52,067 Value in roubles . 1,468,740,707 Loans, roubles . 853,050,400 Unpaid, roubles . 631,822,179