Sixty per cent of the present output of timber being needed for internal consumption, about 200,000 festmetres are available annually for export.
The population of the state was 141,885 in 1790; 318,300 in' 1870; 346,991 in 1880; 376,530 in 1890; and 411,588 in 1900; and 430,572 in 1910; the per cent of increase was 9.3 from 1890 to 1900 and 4.6 from 1900 to 1910.
Ten per cent of the value of the prizes was paid to the treasury of the pasha or his successors, who bore the titles of Agha or Dey or Bey.
The solid alloy consists of crystals of pure tin in juxtaposition with crystals of almost pure lead and bismuth, these two metals dissolving each other in solid solution to the extent of a few per cent only.
Eight per cent of the number of voters who at the last preceding election voted for a justice of the supreme court, by filing with the secretary of state a petition for the enactment of any law or constitutional amendment - the petition must contain the full text of the law and must be filed at least four months before the election at which it is to be voted upon - may secure a vote on the proposed measure at the next general election, and if it receives the approval of the voters it becomes a law without interposition of the legislature, and goes into effect from the day of the governor's proclamation announcing the result of the election.
Eighty-three per cent of the annual convictions, summarily and on indictment, followed by committal to gaol, are for misconduct that is distinctly non-criminal, such as breaches of municipal by-laws and police regulations, drunkenness, gaming and offences under the vagrancy acts.
Religion.-Seventy-five per cent at least of the Letts are Protestants, but there is a Catholic majority in Latgalia and a number of Greek Orthodox among the Letts.
Seventy-one per cent of the troops were on the sick list, and more than forty officers died - only six from wounds.
They calculated that not twenty-five per cent of this would reach its destination, and that two or three per cent would be wasted in the cars.
Aluminium, when alloyed with a few per cent of magnesium, gains greatly in rigidity while remaining very light; this alloy, under the name of magnalium, is coming into use for small articles in which lightness and rigidity have to be combined.