Census of the Philippine Islands: Taken Under the Direction of the Philippine Commission in the Year 1903, in Four Volumes ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Agriculture

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Page 538 - Islands, and for other purposes," approved March eighth, nineteen hundred and two, is hereby amended so as to authorize the civil governor thereof in his discretion to establish the equivalent rates of the money in circulation in said islands with the money of the United States as often as once in ten days.
Page 539 - An act temporarily to provide revenue for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," and to amend an Act approved March second, nineteen hundred and three, entitled "An act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine Islands," and to provide for the more efficient administration of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes.
Page 196 - S and under 4 4 and under 5 5 and under 10 10 and under 15 15 and under 20...
Page 429 - Chinese labor was formerly employed for the handling of coal but has been abandoned and replaced by Filipino labor, which, by practical tests during several months, averaged more tons per man per day and at a much lower rate per ton.
Page 36 - MAURO PRIETO, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GERMINAL CIGAR AND CIGARETTE FACTORY. The statement of Mr. Prieto is as follows : REPORT ON THE CULTIVATION OF TOBACCO IN THE PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN (LUZON). Cagayan, situated in the extreme north of the Island of Luzon, enjoys a more temperate climate than the rest of this island and the other islands of the Archipelago.
Page 118 - Georgia reporting 38,000 pounds of green forage per acre, Mississippi 44,000, and Louisiana the enormous amount of over 50 tons. It needs a long season of hot weather, a rich soil, and abundant moisture in order to succeed well, and it is useless to plant it where all these conditions can not be had. It is a remarkably vigorous, grower, reaching 10 to 12 feet in height, with an unusually abundant supply of leaves and tender stems, which continue to grow until killed by frosts.
Page 125 - The trunk of the banana tree is not solid, but soft and full of minute little tubes or aqueducts, which serve to conduct the sap which sustains and matures the plant within the short space of one year. Shortly after the fruit ripens the plant begins to decline and the leaves dry up and fall. The fruit grows in bunches of various shapes, according to the particular species.
Page 62 - Freshly collected seed nuts contain in the husk more moisture than is required to effect germination, and if planted in this condition decay is apt to set in before germination occurs. To avoid this the natives tie them in pairs, sling them over bamboo poles where they are exposed to the air but sheltered from the sun, and leave them until well sprouted. It is, however, more expeditious to pile the nuts up in small heaps of eight to ten nuts, in partial shade, where the surface nuts may be sprinkled...
Page 116 - ... profits of the estate to the approximate amount of $5,000. This would amount to a dividend of rather more than $312 per hectare, or its equivalent of about $126 per acre. These tables further show original capitalization cost of nearly $90 per acre, and from the ninth year annual operating expenses of rather more than $60 per acre. It should be stated, however, that the operating expenses are based upon a systematic and scientific management of the estate; while the returns or income are based...
Page 108 - ... tree, may be planted very closely. We have stated that it rejoices in a close, moisture-laden atmosphere, and this permits of a closer planting than would be admissible with any other orchard crop. In very rich soil the strong-growing Forastero variety may be planted 3.7 meters apart each way, or 745 trees to the hectare, and on lighter lands this, or the more dwarfgrowing forms of Criollo, may be set as close as 3 meters or rather more than 1,000 trees to the hectare. The rows should be very...

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