Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
trade
75.86%
deserters
6.9%
military recruitment
3.45%
European news
3.45%
military--often from Western Theater
3.45%
entertainment and culture
3.45%
[unclear]
3.45%
From the Wed., May. 29, 1861 issue

—During the last sixty years the Government of Great Britain has expended on war, and its establishments, three thousand million pounds, or $15,000,000,000—being more than two hundred and fifty millions dollars annually. During the same period they have expended six millions pounds, or thirty million dollars, for education, or an average of half a million of dollars a year.