The Wall Street Journal gives the following statistics showing the tremendous strides which this country has made in the production of iron:

Year

Production

1860

821,000

tons

1865

831,000

"

1870

1,665,200

"

1875

2,023,700

"

1880

3,835,200

"

1885

4,044,500

"

1890

9,202,700

"

1895

9,446,300

"

Year

Production

1900

13,790,000

tons

1905

22,992,380

"

1908

15,936,018

"

1912

29,726.937

"

1916

39,434,797

"

1917

38.621,216

"

1918

39.054,644

"

1919.

31.015.364

"