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GERMAN EMPIRE: — HESSE

The total number of sea-goiug vessels (exclusive of fishing vessels), above 17 "65 registered tons, which belonged to the port of Hamburg, was as follows on December 31 of the years 1893-97 : —

Year

Sailing Vessels

Steamers Total

No. of Crews

. i

No.

Tonnage

No.

Tonnage

No.

Tonnage

1893 1894 1895 1896

1897

287 282 283 290 294

196,687 189,642 190,368 197,144 200,441

337 355 353 377

377

421,731 473,984 474,260 482,917 514,949

624 637 636 667 671

618,418 ,14,389 663,626 14,884 664,628 14,659 680,061 15,431 i 715,390 15,752; 1

1 Since March 1, 18P5, the tonnage of sea-going vessels Is calculated on the same basis as the British mode of measurement, which (especially for steam-vessels), jnits the net tonnage at a little lower figure.

On December 31, 1897, of sea-fishery vessels over 17 "65 registered tons, Hamburg had 152 sailing vessels of 4,780 tons, and 12 steamers of 733 tons ; total, 164 vessels of 5,513 tons, with 578 men.

In 1896 there were 23 miles of railway.

British Consul- General, — William Ward.

References concerning Hamburg.

Tabellarische Uebersichten des hamburgischen Haiidels. Statistik des hamburgischen Staates. Statistisches Handbuch flir den hamburgischen Staat. Hamburgisclier Staats- kalender.

United States Consular Reports for February, 1896. Washington.

Melle (W. von), Das hamburgische Staatsrecht. 8. Hamburg, 1891.

Zivimern (Helen), The Hansa Towns. In Story of the Nations Series. 8. London, 1889.

HESSE.

(Grossherzogthum Hessen.)

Reigning Grand-Duke. — Ernst Ludwig, born November 25, 1868 ; the son of Grand-duke Ludwig IV. and of Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria, of Great Britain and Ireland ; succeeded to the throne at the death of his father, March 13, 1892. Married. April 19, 1894, to Princess Victoria, born November 25, 1876, the daughter of Duke Alfred of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha ; offspring, Elizabeth, born March 11, 1895.

Sisters of the Grand-duke. — I. Victoria, born April 5, 1863 ; married to Prince Ludwig of Battenberg, April 30, 1884. II. Elizabeth, born November

I, 1864; married to the Grand-duke Sergius Alexandrovitch of Russia, June 15, 1884. III. Irene, born July 11, 1866, married to Prince Heinrich of Prussia, May 24, 1888. IV. Alix, born June 6, 1872 ; married (as Alexandra Feodorovna) to Nicholas II. Emperor of Russia, November 26, 1894.

Uncles of the Grand-duke. — I. Prince Heinrich, born Nov. 28, 1838 ; married, Feb. 28, 1878, to Caroline Willioh, created Freifrau zu Nidda ; widower, Jan. 6, 1879 ; married, Sept. 20, 1892, to Emily Hrzic-Topuska, created Freifrau von Dornberg ; oftspring (first marriage): — Charles, Count of Nidda, born Jan. 4, 1879 ; (second marriage) : Elimar, Freiherr von Dornberg:

II. Prince JVilhelm, born Nov. 16, 1845, married, Feb, 24, 1884, to Louisa Bender, created Frau von Lichtenberg ; offspring, Godfrey von Lichtenberg.

Children of Prince Alexander, uncle of the late Grand-duke Ludwig IV. (died Dec. 15, 1888) and Princess Julia von Battenberg, born Nov. 12, 1826