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| CHAPTER XXVIII.

THE GROWTH OF AMERICAN CITIES.

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THE GROWTH OF AMERICAN CITIES. Chicago is this year celebrating the Jubilee of its incorporation. Its population in 1837 was 4179; in 1887 it is estimated at nearly 900,000. The report of our Consul there, Mr. Hayes Sadler, states that new buildings to the- number of 33CO, with every modern improvement, were erected last year, at a cost of more than £5,000,000, and with a frontage of 21 miles in length. Handsome mansions and pretty villa residences continue to be built in the suburbs, while magnificent blocks of buildings have been erected within the city itself. Rents, however, show no sign of falling, and wages are very high. It follows that the cost of living in the great north-western capital is by no means light. But great as has been the progress of Chicago, it has been far outstripped by St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota. This entirely new city has now a population of about 150,000, which has grown during the last six years at the unheard of rate of 300 per cent. per annum. St. Paul and Minneapolis, which constitute in effect one city, are the centre of 17 trunk lines of railway, radiating to every point of the compass. It is no longer a question, says the report, how St. Paul may secure new lines, but a question on the part of all the treat roads out of Chicago east and south bow they may best and most cheaply get to St. Paul.

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