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From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, March 4, 1898

Balance of Trade Our Way

The agricultural exports for 1897 amounted to nearly seventy per cent of the total exports, being in amount $689, 755,193, and showing a gain over those of 1896 of $115,356,929, or about twenty per cent. The agricultural imports for 1897 were also large, due to a considerable extent to the excessive importation of foreign wools and sugars just prior to the enactment of the Dingley law, the importation of these two articles alone being nearly thirty million dollars greater than usual. Notwithstanding this fact...


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