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38 1 AUSTKI A

The river traffic ol" the monarchy during live years was as follows : -=

Year

Danube Steam Navigation Company

Austr. North-West Steam Navigation Company (Elbe)

Number of

Passen- gers (including military)

3,271,352 3,151,414 3,168,008 2,812,318 3,256,450

Goods and Luggage shipped, in metre- centners

Head of

Living Animals shipped

Number of

Goods carried, in metre- centners

Steam- boats

Tow- boats

Steam- boats

Tow- boats

1892 1893

1894 1895 1896

189 187 183 186 179

766 770

787 827 854

18,303,740 21,785,290 20,301,750 19.631,340 22,405,190

41 42 44

45 46

160 157 155 151 148

5,882,172 5,462,964 7,268,500 6,403,829 8,837,390

The following are railway statistics of Austria in 1897 : State lines, 4,594 miles ; companies' lines worked by the State, 933 miles ; companies' lines worked by companies, 5,844 miles ; total, 10,438 miles.

The following table shows the length in miles and the total cost of construction in thousands of pounds sterling of the Austrian and mixed (partly Hungarian) railways : —

— 1890

1893

1894

10,097 217,069

1895

1896 1

1

^^"S^" (Mixed . . 3,420 r'«c+ /Austrian. . 135,757 ' "^^ IMixed . . j 113,0;0

8,773

1,648

171,791

76,117

10,244 219.029

10,438 1 221,893 '

The following table shows the traffic on the Austrian railways : —

1 — 1 1894 1895

1896 '

Passengers (in 1,000's) . 102,898 106,443 Goods carried (in 1,000 tons) 92,865 93,879 Receipts (in 1,000 florins) . 243,208 247,633 Working expenses (1,000 fls.)' 136,227 1 145,842

105,201 100,000 263,955 153,896

There were, in 1897, 5,754 post offices in Austria. The work of the Post Office in 1896 and 1897 was as follows : —

1897 Number 809,770,210 113,036,520

Letters and post-cards Samples and printed packets Newspapers

Receipts (posts and telegraphs) Expenses ....

1896

Number

740,904,060

104,816,660

87,592,600

Florins 44,373,724 41,742,829

95,533,400

Florins 44,650,851 40,705,717