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GERMAN EMPIRE

Employes

No. of Post Offices

No. of Boxes

No. of Tele- graph Offices

Reichspostgebiet Bavaria .... Wiirttemberg .

Total ill Empire .

167,877

14,914

6,704

31,076

2,390

997

92,306

12,073

4,518

19,041

2,363

746

189,495

34,463

108,897

22,150

Tlie amount of business transacted by the post-offices is illustrated by the following statistics of articles transmitted by post, and the value of post-office orders, in marks, for the year 1897: —

Eeichspostgebiet B&varia

Letters Post Cards Printed matter Samples . Journals .

1,292,091,978

515,399j716

626,085j928

41,507,744

984,174,761

136,921,360

32,483,120

57,229,693

3,360,220

198,517,392

Total, includ- ing other de- spatches . I 3, 718,992,388) 454,275,743

Money sent \ \

(marks) . i25,865,972,482 1,166,487,285

Wiirttemberg

Total

55,342,0921 1,484,355,430

21,039,304

30,731,889

1,316,926

49,137,301

568,922,140

714,047,510

46,184,890

1,231,829,454

171,079,812 1,410,036,763

4,344,347,943 29,442,496,530

The financial condition of the 1897-98 was as follows: —

united postal and telegraphic services in

Reichspostgebiet

Bavaria

Wiirttemberg

Empire

Receipts . Expenditure

Surplus . .

324,783,298 290,956,745

29,337,071 25,673,901

13,719,477 11,444,174

367,839,846 328,074,820

33,826,553

3,663,170

2,275,303

39,765,026

The following are the telegraph statistics for the year 1897: —

Telegraph

Lines, English

miles

74,013

10,128

3,372

Telegrapli

Wires, English

miles

Inland Telegrams

Foreign Telegrams

Reichspostgebiet .

Bavaria

Wiirttemberg

Total in Empire

295,742

30,800

9,892

25,693,469 2,249,248 1,207,659

29,150,376

9.823,895 584,769 201,052

87,513

336,434

10,609,716