The population of towns over 100,000 is given in the following table according to the estimates for 1906.
In 1904 official estimates, based on immigration and emigration returns and upon registered births and deaths, both of which are admittedly defective, showed a population increased to 5,410,028, and a small diminution in the rate of annual increase from 1895 to 1904 as compared with 18.69-1895.
Except in regard to an increase of the army estimates, urgently demanded by public opinion, the new ministry had practically no programme.
Dan's estimates were always conservative.
In January 1895 a special session of congress was summoned to take into consideration the financial proposals of the government, which included an increase in the naval and military estimates.