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Money, Weights, and Measures.

The National Bank, in return for cash advances made to the government has the privilege of selling government stamped paper and postage stamps, and of collecting 5 per cent, tax on import duties. Its notes circulate freely.

On July 1st, 1894, the silver standard based on the Mexican dollar was abandoned, and the United States gold dollar was adopted as the standard, but no national money has yet (September, 1896) been coined in accordance with this law. To discourage the export of silver, an export duty of three dollars gold per hundred dollars of silver coin has been established.

Quintal = 4 arrobes:=100 lbs. (of 16 oz ):=46 kilograms.

For liquids the arrobe = 32 cuartilles = 25-498 litres = 4 110 gallons.

The metrical system is coming into use-.

Diplomatic and Consular Representatives.

1. Of Santo Domingo in Great Britain. Consul- General. — Miguel Ventura; appointed July 20, 1876. There are consular representatives at Cardiff', Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham.

2. Of Great Britain in Santo Domingo. Vicc-Consul. — Arthur Tweedy.

Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Santo


1. Official Publications.

La Republique Doiiiinicaine. Par Francisco Alvarez Leal. Paris, 1888.

Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.

Santo Domingo. Bulletin No. 52 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington,


Trade of Haiti and San Domingo with Great Britain, in ' Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom.' Imp. 4. London.

2. Non-Official Publications.

Abad (Jose Ramon), La Republica Dominicana, rescna general geografico-estadistica. 8. Santo Domingo, 1889.

Garcia (Jose Gabriel), Compendio de la historia de Santo Domingo, escrito para el uso de as escuelas de la Republica Dominicana. Santo Domingo, 1879.

JlazartZ (Samuel), Santo Domingo, Past and Present; witli a Glance at Haiti. S. ]>p. 511. London, 1873.

Jordan (Wilhelm), Geschichte der Insel Haiti. 2 vols. 8. Leipzig, 1849.

Keim (D. B. Randolph), Santo Domingo. Pen Pictures and Leaves of Travel. 12. Philadelphia, 1871.

Merino (Padie), Elementos de geografia fisica, pohtica e historica de la Republica Do- minicana. Santo Domingo, 1889.

Monte y Tejada (Antonio), Historia de Santo Domingo, desde su descubrimiento hasta nucstros dias. Tomo I. (all published). 8. Habana, 1853.

Report of Council of the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders. Appendix for l,v94. London, 1895.

Saint Memi, Vie dc Toussaint Louverture. 8. Paris, 1850.