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COAL.
Mindoro.
Marinduque.

Cebú.
Sámar.

Cebú.
Luzon.

OIL.
Sibuyan.

IRON.
Mindoro.
Panay.

Panay.
Carraray.
Cebú.

Luzon.
Batan,

Panay.
Bohol.
Rapu-Rapu.

Cebu.
Panaon.
Masbate.
Mindanao.
SULPHUR.

Gas.
Sámar.

Luzon.

Panay.
Semirara.

COPPER.
Biliran.

Cebú.
Panay.
Leyte.
Luzon.

MARBLE.

MERCURY (?).
Cebú.
Mindoro.
Luzon.

Panay.
Negros.
Masbate.
Romblon.

Leyte.
Mindanao.

Panay.
Mindanao.

KAOLIN.

PLATINUM.
GOLD.

Luzon.

Mindanao.
LEAD.

SILVER.
Luzon.

PFARIS.
Catanduanes.
Luzon.
Marinduque.

Sulu Archipelago. Coal.- All of the coal is best characterized as a highly carbonized lignite. It is analogous to the Japanese coal and to that of Washington, and it is stated that the native coal might supplant the English or Australian coal for most purposes. Analyses of some of these coals show the heating effect is about three-fourths that of Cardiff coal. The islands in which coal is found appear in the preceding paragraph.

Gold.-Deposits of gold are found in a vast number of localities. In most cases the deposits are detrital, and are found either in existing water-courses or in stream deposits now deserted by the current. They are washed by natives, largely with cocoanut shells for pans, though the batea is also in use. At Paracale there are parallel quartz veins in granite, one of which is 20 feet in width and contains a chute in which the ore is said to assay 38 ounces to the ton. This is hardly supposed to be an average sample. In the Island of Mindanao there are two known gold-bearing districts. The product of one of these districts was estimated at 150 ounces per month, all extracted by natives with bateas or cocoanut-shell dishes. The general distribution of gold findings appears in a preceding paragraph.

Coover.-Copper ores are reported from a great number of localities. Some of the deposits are worked by the natives, who employ an ancient process said to have been introduced from China or Japan.

Fiscal Affairs.
Official statistics give the following figures as the revenue for Philippine Islands for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1897 :
Income.

Erpenditures.
Contribution direct................... $8,496,170.00 Obligation general bonds Spanish
Customs receipts.............
6,200,550.00 Government, etc.)..

$1,507,000.46 Monopolies, opium, etc........ 1.222,000.00 Estado (State).......

74,000.00 Lotteries......................

1,000,000.00 Gracia y Justicia (charity & justice). 1,896,277.71

... Rent for Government property.. 257,100.00 War (army)....

6,042, 449.43 Miscellaneous ........ 298,300.00 Haciendo (interior).........

1,393,184.68 Navy.....

8,566,528.58 Total... $17,474,020.00 Gobernacion (government)....

2,198,35 .05 Fomento (school and education)..... 615, 196.74 Total......

$17,283,887.65 Deductions .............

............

35,737.65 Total....

$17,258,145.00 Excess of increase...

215,875.00

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Foreign Commerce. The following table shows the volume of trade of the islands, reduced to American currency. for representative years from 1810 to 1894 : Excess of

Excess of Exports

Exports over

over Calendar Years. Imports. Exports. Imports. Calendar Years. Imports. Exports. Imports. 1810, $5,488,870 $4,938.850 *$550,020 | 1887.

$13,552, 159 319,445,688 $5,893,529 1841...... 3,200,667 4,522,960 1,322,283 1888,

16,413,338 19,452,676 3,039,338 1851.... 4.224,986 4,384,772 159,786 1889.

177,236,256 25,392.679 8.156.423 1856.... 7,348,704 9,728,928 2,380,224 | 1890.

15,884,060 20,687,572 4,803,512 1861.... 11.325,864 8,444.055 *2,881,809 1891.

16,798,289 20,179,880 3,381,591 1865. 18,781,370 21,999,532 3,218,162 1892..

16,314,901 19.163.950 2.8492049 1870, 24,510,500 29,204,000 4,693,500 | 1893.

15,890,502 22.183,223 6,282,721 1873. 13,482,193 17,088,686 3,606,493

606 493 1894............
1894.

14,250,717 16,541,842 2,291,125 1875.....

11,921,840 17,817,856 5,896,016 Annual average, 1880. 22,937,815 21,105,000 *1,832,815

1880-1884........

19,500,274 20,838,225 1,338,061 1881.

18,491,717 21,875,312 3,383,596 Annual average, 1882... 18,964, 602 18,440,316 524,286 1885–1889.....

15,789,165 20,991,265 5,202,100 1883

18,559,270 22,977,613 4,418,343 Annual average,
18,547,968 19,793,383 1,245,415 |

1890-1894........

15,827,694 19,751,293 3,923,599 1885

16,046,519 20,551,434 4,504,915 | Annual average,
15,697,554 20,113,847 4,416,293 1880-1894........ 17,039,044 20,526,961 3,487,917

1884

1886.

* Excess of imports over exports.

EXPORTS IN 1897.

Hemp....
Sugar.....
Copra........
Tobacco le
Cigars............
Various articles........
Indigo......
Coffee..

$18,040,760 Rope..............

2,928,600 Sibucao, dyewood....
4.462,920 Gums. ................
2,786,200 Skins for glue.......
1,694,600 Mother-of-pearl shells....
1,000,000
107,000

Total......
96,100

$63,400 49, 100 47,500 38,900

27,800 ... $41,342,280

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IMPORTS IN 1897.

Woven fancy goods (ginghams, grand

| Skirtings, gray cloths, drills (white and vills, muslins, regattas, trouserings,

twills), crydons, etc....

£300,000 etc.).. £380,000 | Imports from Hong Kong.......

300,000 Printed goods (prints, printed grandines, etc.) ang thread................

270,000
Total.

£1,610,000 Yarns and sewing thread......

130,000 Ironware, hollow ware, and fancy arti

Say, in Mexican money...... .. $16,100,000 cles, known in China trade as "muck and truck"............................

230,000 Coal imports amounted to about 90,000 tons. Petroleum imports amounted to about 114,330 cases.

The average value of coal in Manila is $10 a ton, which would make this item $900.000. Petroleum is worth on an average $3 a case, or $342,990. Adding these two items to the estimated table of imports gives a total of $17,342,990.,

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, 1897, BY COUNTRIES.

Countries.
Great Britain......
France *..
Germany*.
Belgium *.
Spain +..
Japan..
China...

Imports.
$6,223,426
1,990,297

223,720
272,240
4,819,344
1,332,300

56,137

Exports.
Countries.

Imports.
$2,063,598 | India *...

$7.755 359,796 Straits Settlements *

274,130 774,928 New South Wales..

119,550 45,660 Victoria *..................

180 4,973,589 | United States......

4,383,740 92,823

Total .................... $19,702,819

Exports.

$80,156 236,001 176,858 178,370 94.597

$9,174,093

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Cotton Silk Woolen

Manufac- Manufac. ManuCountries. tures. tures factures. Great Britain.... $1,268,087 $12,205 $17.943 France...........

143,223 81,720 2,493 Germany.........

111.028 43,792 44,268 Japan...

120 4,418 United States...

2,164
Total.......... $1,524,622 $142,135 $64,704

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Articles.

Value: Machiner rop, wrou

Value.

Alkali..

Apparel and haberdashery....
Carriages, railway .....
Coal and cinders, etc.......
Cotton yarn......
Cottons - Entered by the yard..

Entered at value......
Earthen and china ware......
Glass manufactures, unenumerated.
Hardware and cutlery ...............
Hats of all sorts........
Leather, wrought and unwrought...
Linens, entered by the yard.........

Articles.
$21,870 Machinery and millwork....

6,273 Metals-Iron, wrought and unwrought..
4,540

Copper...........................
16,856 Oil seed.......
169,603 Painters' colors and materials..
962,780 Pickles, vinegar, sauces...
133,104 Provisions..................
15,719 Saddlery and barness....
6,142 Silk manufactures.
7.879 Woolens and worsteds..

535 All other articles.............
15.018
40,095 Total......

$151.630 160.000 23,583 10,901 33.623

0,745 27,510

12,206 17,943

100,386 $1,947,598

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1896. $9,036 17.374

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Erports to Philippines. 1895. 1896.

Articles,

1895. $54,978

Instruments and machinery... $60,214 30,461 44.268 Copper, and manufactures of.. 57,358 17.850 43,792 Hardware .....................

40,364
88,060 99,246 Groceries, etc..

21,896
32,368 23,324 Paper, and manufactures of. 27.132
51,170 44,744
Pottery.......

8,330
170.646 128,996 All other articles .......... 51,884
12,376 21,890
15,946 11,186 Total....

$762,453
21,420 15,946

31,654 25,942 20.706 37.128

$774,928 COMMERCE OF SPAIN WITH THE PHILIPPINES.

Imports into Spain (Calendar Years).

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1896. Articles.

Pesetas. Pesetas.
Tobacco
Leaf .......

13,641,536 16,764,031 Manufactures of ........ 1,097,140 703, 30 Other articles...............

241,180 156,289 Total merchandise........ 17,573,879 2,519,994 Gold and silver.....

3.222,197 456.776

.........

1,414,256

797,060

61,748

175,289

Erports from Spain (Calendar Years).
Values. —-

-Values. -
1893.
1896.

1843.

1896. Articles. Pesetas. Pesetas.

Articles.

Pesetas. Pesetas. Glass and glassware..

60,667

84,918 Bacon, hams, and other Iron and steel. 327,587 654,783 cured meat.......

76,039 182,317 Copper and brass.. 63,662 Wheat flour........

776,892 Lead.................... 52,277 Vegetables.....

189,908 Other metals..... 52,328 69,692 Oil, ordinary....

274,472 481,414 Paints and colors... 84,712 100,235 | Wine, ordinary....

490,215 735,570 Chemicals, medicines, etc.. 143, 432 158, 152 Sherry .......

35,495 Candles, wax, stearine, etc. 343,022 370,767 Preserved foods....

804,566 908.088 Perfumery, etc.... 166,752 145,056 Confectionery..

166,025 158,825 Cotton fabrics... 12,888,965 25,470,731 Paste for soups, etc..

105,977 105,127 Flax, hemp, etc., manufac

Sandals (alpargatas)...

30,216 447,360 tures... ................. 1,100,342 981,577 Playing cards.

322,970 335,420 Wool, manufactures..... 132,476 255,414 Umbrellas.....

396,156 639,453 Silk, manufactures.........

136, 135 249,230 Hats, of felt and other..... 79,776 293,898 Paper, and manufactures of 1,793,882 1,571,302 Buttons.....

32,851 Wood, and manufactures of 202,674 447,512 Cartridges.....

83,407 Leather, and manufactures

Other articles..

1,094,007 1,122,574 of ...........

1,095,138 1,012,898 Machinery and musical in

Total merchandise........ 22,686,681 38.357.757 struments....... 78,113 140,952 Gold and silver..............

2,951,800

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COMMERCE WITH THE UNITED STATES.

S.

Imports into U Year ending June 30- Free. Duriable, 1885...

$27,294 $7.742, 462 1886...

82,204 9,484,708 1887...

37,433 8,577,407 1888.

45,876 10,222,402 1889..

35.264 10,557,908 1890.

33,158 11.559,468 1891.

3,087,268 2,079,941 1892.

6,239,642

69,011 1893.

9,117,170

42,687 1894.....

6,992,364

15,978 1895.

3,657,952 1,073,414 1896....

2,599,021 2,383,837 1897..

3,086,057 1,297,683

Total.
$7,789,756
9,566,912
8,614,830
10,268,278
10,593, 172
11,592,626
5,167,209
6,308,653
9,159,857
7,008,342
4,731,366
4,982,857
4,383,740

Exports from U.S.

Total. 3169,354 132,937 147,682 165,903 179,647 122,764 124,572

60,914 154,378 145,466 119,255 162, 446 94,597

Imports into the United States, Fiscal Years ending June 30.

Articles.

- Values.-
Free of Duty.

1893. 1897.
Sugar: Cane and other........ $2,865,966
Textile grasses, etc.-
Manila...................

...... 6,217,192 $2,701,651 All other............

384,155 Hide cuttings, raw, and all other glue stock...........

7,079 All other free articles......

28,933

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Total free of duty.......... $9,117,170 $3,086,057

$9,159,857 $4,383,740

Export: from the United States, Fiscal Years ending June 30. Domestic Merchandise.

1893. 1897.1 Domestic Merchandise. 1893. Breadstuffs: Wheat flour ...... $7,800 $10,068 Iron and steel, manufactures of.. $9,006 Carriages and street cars, and

Oils, mineral, refined............ 105,936 parts of..... 2,553 1,707 | Varnish....

2,442 Chemicals, drugs, dyes, and medi

All other articles..................

16,530 cines......

1,667 3,316 Cotton, manufactures of ........: 8,414

2,164 Total domestic merchandise.. $154,378

1897.
$9,655
45,908

19,540 $94,597

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To the United States.

The followins statistics show the value of Manila hemp imported directly from the Phišippines. and also by the way of other countries, during each of tbe six years 1892-1897 :

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The following table shows the average annual importations of sugar into the United States from the Philippine Islands since 1848 :

Value.

Year ending
June 30.

Pounds.
Ann'l Av'ge for the 10 Y'rg.
1848-1857...

16,213,569 1858-1867...

19,262,950 1868-1877...

79.419,133 1878-1887..

194,108,709

Year ending
Value. June 30.

Pounds.
Ann'l Av'ge for the 10 Y'rs.
$191,878 1888-1897..

144,340,785
*763,221 Ann'l Avige for the 5 Y'rs.
2.822.427 1888-1892..................... 10,120,104

182,126,462
5,033,679 | 1893-1897....

... 106,555, 107

$3,217,223 4,213,905 2.220,541

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

These islands became part of the territory of the l'nited States on July 7, 1898, by the President's

occupy a central position in the North Pacific, being 2,100 miles from San Francisco: to Yokohama, 3,440 miles, and to Hong Kong, 4,893 miles. The areas of the several islands comprising the group are as follows: Hawaii, 4,210 square miles; Maui, 760; Oahu, 600; Kauai, 590; Molokai. 270: Lauai. 150: Niehau, 97 : Kahoolawe, 63; total, 670 squar.. miles.

Á census taken in 1897 showed a total population of 109,020 inhabitants, distributed according to race as follows: Hawaiians, 31,019; part Hawaiians, 8,485; Japanese, 24,407; Chinese, 21,616; Portuguese, 15,100; Americans, 3,086; British, 2.250.

The biennial estimate of revenue was, for 1896, $2,383,071; for expenditure, $2,137,103. The public debt in 1896 was 4,101,174. The taxes collected amounted to $706,541, or $6.48 per capita.

There are three railroads on the islands, being respectively 13, 20, and 38.5 miles in length, There are about 250 miles of telegraph in the islands.

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