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TABLE No. 7.-PRICES

OF A DOZEN ARTICLES FROM

1821 TO 1874.

In the New York market, on the first day of January in each year.

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Av. $11 30 $16 26 33 35 $6 48 $0 77 84 61 $0 122 80 49 $6 60 30 18

$0 18% $0 21

TABLE No. 8.-TABLE OF PRICES FOR FIFTY YEARS.

The following table was prepared by Hon. Jeremiah M. Rusk, of Wisconsin, and used as part of his argument in a speech on the Tariff delivered in Congress August 11, 1876:

Statement of wholesale prices of provisions and other staple goods in the New York market on the 1st day of

January in each year from 1825 to 1876, inclusive.

(The quotations are for first qualities of goods, excepting cotton middlings.)

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POPULATION OF THE GLOBE.

HE population of various countries of the globe, but particularly of the countries of Europe, is a question that is constantly coming up in connection with the amounts of the precious metals available for use as money. In regard to Asia, containing more than half the entire population of the world, there is even yet comparatively little definite information, but on the whole the knowledge of the distribution of the world's inhabitants has been greatly improved in the last quarter of a century. Twenty-five years ago the commonly accepted estimate was one thousand millions, but a recent estimate by Dr. Wagner (of which a synopsis was printed in the Bankers' Magazine for May, 1875,) places the estimate for the total at 1,391,032,000. The population of each of the countries in the period from 1874 to 1876 may be stated as in the following table, in which I have also given the populations of some of the most important countries at various previous dates to show the increase - though it is possible that a part of the apparent increase may be due to more accurate enumeration.

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