The little republic of Uruguay lias more newspapers in proportion to its population than any other country in the world. The first known trade journal published pub-lished in the world was a bookseller's monthly, which was called Mercurius Librarius, and which made its appearance appear-ance in 1B48. No LESS than 4,9ii5 papers daily make their appearance in the world. They are in forty-nine different languages, some of them appearing in two or three languages, in which case one is usually English. .