STATISTICAL AND OTHER BOOKS OF RKFEKENCE S93
goods, spirits, beer and wine. In 1897 the imi»orts into the United Kingdom from Portuguese East Africa, according to the Board of Trade returns, were of tlie vahic of 125,467^. (44,045^. in 1895) ; and the exports thereto from the United Kingdom, 1,264,766/. (in 1895, 586,517/.)- In 1897 the port of Mozambinue was visited by 236 vessels of 171,471 tons (57 of 84,328 tons German, and 24 of 32,394 tons British) ; Beira was visited by 237 vessels of 282,640 tons (118 of 131,667 tons British, and 58 of 86,061 tons German ; Chinde was visited by 69 vessels of 32,850 tons (22 of 21,810 tons British) ; Louren9o JMarquez in 1897 by 267 vessels of 691,000 tons.
In Manica the gold mining industry has been taken up mainly by British subjects. In October 1895, 1,325 clairis had been pegged out, but, as ordinary means of communication such as roads and postal and telegraph arrangements scarcely existed in the region, little liad been done in actual mining.
The Delagoa Bay railway has a length of 57 miles in the colony, and is continued for 290 miles to Pretoria. The Beira railway is open from the sea to the British frontier (222 miles), whence a line is being constructed to Salislniry in Mashonaland. Beira is connected by telegraph with Salisbury in Jklashonaland, and Louren(;o Marques with the Transvaal system. In the colony there are about 950 miles of telegraph line.
The Portuguese coinage is little used. At Mozambique the currency is chiefly British-Indian rupees, on which an import duty of 10 per cent, is levied. At Louren(;o JSIarques English and Transvaal gold, and Transvaal silver coins are chiefly used.
Consul to Portuguese Possessions in West Africa south of the Gulf of Guinea. — Roger Casement, residing at Loanda.
CoHSiil at Mozambicpie. — Ralph Belcher.
ConsK/ at Beira. — J. E. MacMaster.
Consul at Louren^o Marques. — A. C. Ross.
There are Vice -Consuls at Chinde and Quilimane, Consul at Marmagao (Goa), Vice-Consul at Macao.
Statistical and other Books of Reference.
1. Official Publications. Portugal and Dependencies.
Aiinuario da Direcgao Geral da AdministraQao civil e politica do Ministerio do Reino
Annuario estati.stico de Portugal, 1884-1892. Ministerio das Obras Publicas, Lisboa.
Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom. Imp. 4. London.
Annuario Estatistico da DirecQao Geral das contribuicoes directas. Ministerio da Fazenda. From 1877 to 1884.
Boletim da DirecQ5o Geral de Agricultura, 1891 e 1892.
Boletiin estatistico (monthly) da Direc^ao Geral das Alfandegas.
Boletim official do Estado da India.
Boletim official da Provincia de Angola.
Boletim official da Provincia de MoQ;ambique.
Censo da Populacao do Reino de Portugal no 1 de Dezembro de 1890. Vol. 1. Lisboa, 1896.
Collec<iao de Tratados, conven^Ses, contractos, e actos publicos celebrados cntre a corte de Portugal e as mais Potencias d'esde 1640 ate ao presente, por Borges de Castro e Judice Byker, .30 vols. 1856-1870. Nova Collecr.^o de Tratados, «fec. 2 vols. 1800-1891.
Contas de gerencia do anno economico de 1896-1897.
Conta Geral de administrara'^ tlnanceira rlo Estado. 189.3-1894.
Corresjiondence respecting Portuguese Claims in Soutli .\frica. London, ISSO.
Diario das Camaras. LJs>bon.
Diario do Governo.
Poruiiieutos apresentados as Cortes na scssiio legislativa de 1S91 : negocios d'Africa. Corresp. com a Inglaterra : negocios de Mocambique, dos Matabrles e Amatongas. 1 vol. Negocios da Africa oriental e General. I vol. Xegociaqoes do tratado com a Inglaterra. 1 vol.