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[Prepared from report of the Director of the Mint, 1899.) TABLE No. 2.-Approximate stocks of money in the aggregate and per capita in thirteen principal countries of the world, 1873.

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Population of the States and Territories

on June 1,-1899; the aggregate capital, surplus, un divided profits, and individual deposits of national banks, etc., on or about June 30, 1899; the average of these items per capita, and the per capita averages in each class of banks and in all banks.

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Maine...

694,000 $109,658,043 $158.00 $49.62 $13.45|$94.93 New Hampshire.

896.000 76,164,861 192.34 46.43 $4.35 142.06 Vermont. 837,000 58,971,631 174.99 58.17

116.82 Massachusetts 2,745,000 1,054,225,483 384.05 136.13

50.39 197.63 Rhode Island

418 000 151,771,262 363.09 115.59 4.381 65.76 177.36 Connecticut

875,000 270, 490,712) 309.13 87.21) 11.97] 11.23 198.72 Total New England States 5,465.000 1.721,281.992 314.96|104.40 2.57 33.84 174.15.New York

7,175,000 2,664,243,520 371.32 118.95| 44.761 78.67|128.65) $0.29 New Jersey

1,890,000 202,736,505 107.26) 50.50 6.19] 20.28 80.29 Pennsylvania

6,115,000 887,857,875 145.20 77.49 13.83 84.83 17.45 1.60 Delaware

188,000 21,765,375 115.77 48.21) 11.88/ 27.77) 27.91 Maryland

1,275,000 146,226,944 114.69 55.72) 6.99 5.951 45.62 .41 District of Columbia. 300,000 41,195,757 137.32 83.34

53.98 Total Eastern States.. 16,943,000 3.964,025.982 233.96 90.18) 25.30 49.86 67.89) Virginia.

1,780,000 56,329,550 31.65 14.891 16.76 West Virginia.. 965,000 37,185,867 88.54 16.91 21.28

0.35 North Carolina. 1,855,000 20,851,143 11.24 6.20 4.31

73 South Carolina. 1,335,000 12,497,271 9.36 6.08 .54

1.81 0.98 Georgia

2,240,000 48.156, 150 21.50 6.34 14.96 Florida

520,000 11.012,541 21.18) 14.82 6.36 Alabama 1,730,000 17,005,905 9.83 7.88

1.95 Mississippi.

1,640,000 19,295,042 12.53 2.93 9.60 Louisiana 1 310,000 45,275,932 34.56 19.96 11.67

2.93 Texas 2,985,000 76,014,778 25.47 24.02

1.45 Arkansas

1,495,000 9,646,688 6.73 2.95 3.78 Kentucky

2,220,000 89,713,611 40.41 17.69 22.72 Tennessee 1,950,000 45,044,833 23.10) 15.82 5.56

1.79 Total Southern States 21,865,000! 488,029,306| 22.20 12.58 8.85

.52 25 Ohio. 4,500.000|343,643,894 76.36 45.08 19.25 1.82

9.331 1.88 Indiana

2,635,000 110,270,208 41.85/ 27.27 7.84 1.99 2.24 9.51 Illinois 4,785,000 422,149,794 88.43) 47.67 38.38

2.88 Michigan 2,385,000 177,831,974 74.56 26.39 46.48

1.69 Wisconsin.. 2,150,000 131,956,063 61.37 82.57 23.83

4.77 Minnesota..

1,850 000 112,971,677 61.07 31.67 18.33 2.56 6.44 2.07 Iowa.. 2,212,000 167,367,759 75.66 26.09 19.22

26.14 5.21 Missouri 3,320,000 203,227,674 61.21 27.57 81.42

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Total Middle States...
North Dakota..
South Dakota..
Nebraska
Kansas..
Montana
Wyoming
Colorado
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Indian Territory.....

23,837,000|1,670,419,043

258,000 13,378,203 405,000 16,908,348 1,410,000 70,421 445 1,380,000 66,930,891 240,000 19,207,397

91,000 5,832,260 527,000 54,187,208 230,000 5,157,827 285,900 5,554,288 215,000 3,304,438

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Total Western States
Washington
Oregon..
California
Idaho...
Utah
Nevada.
Arizona
Alaska..

8,041,000 260,882,255 51.75 32.08) 19.30

37 475,000 28,990,6551 61.031 45.87| 15.161

455,000 18,955,002 41.66 83.24 8.42 1,555,000 833, 107,881 214.22 30.59 78.90

108.11 1.62
180,000 4,679,756 26.00 21.94 4.06
282,000 15,543,938 55.12 22.90 21.90

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45,000 1,915, 422 42.57 11.57 81.00
83,000 4,351,877 52.43 82.51) 19.92

40,000 117,004 2.92 2.92
3,115,000) 407,661,530| 180.87| 81.54 46.12 82.401 .81
76,206,000 8,512,300,108 111.61 45.59) 19.81 13.71 81.40 1.10

Total Pacific States
Total United States

Number of national-bank applications for $25,000 and $50,000 or more capital filed from

December 1, 1899, to March 12, 1900.

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[Prepared from Report of Director of the Mint for 1899.] TABLI No. 3.-Approximate stock of gold, silver, and uncovered paper in the 13 principal countries of the world in 1873 and January 1, 1899, and

changes between those dates, expressed in millions.

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PORTO RICAN TARIFF BILL.

OUTLINING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAND.

The Porto Rican Tariff Bill (so called) became a law April 12, 1900. Following is a summary of the provisions of the bill:

It applies to the island of Porto Rico and all the islands east of the seventy-fourth meridian, which are designated as Porto Rico.

The tariff section of the bill relative to the duties between the United States and Porto Rico is as follows:

"That on and after the passage of this act all merchandise coming into the United States from Porto Rico and coming into Porto Rico from the United States shall be entered at the several ports of entry upon payment of 15 per cent. of the duties which are required to be levied, collected and paid upon like articles of merchandise imported from foreign countries; and in addition thereto upon articles of merchandise of Porto Rican manufacture coming into the United States and withdrawn for consumption or sale upon payment of a tax equal to the internal revenue tax imposed in the United States upon the like articles of merchandise of domestic manufacture, such tax to be paid by internal revenue stamp or stamps to be purchased and provided by the commissioner of internal revenue to be procured from the collector of internal revenue at or most convenient to the port of entry of said merchandise in the United States and to be affixed under such regulations as the commissioner of internal revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, shall prescribe; and on all articles of merchandise of United States manufacture coming into Porto Rico in addition to the duty above provided upon payment of a tax equal in rate and amount to the internal revenue tax imposed in Porto Rico upon the like articles of Porto Rican manufacture.

TIME LIMIT ON MEASURE. "Provided, that on and after the date when this act shall take effect all merchandise and articles except coffee, not dutiable under the tariff laws of the United States and all merchandise and articles entered in Porto Rico free of duty under force heretofore made by the secretary of war shall be admitted into the several ports thereof, when imported from the United States, free of duty, all laws or parts of laws to the contrary notwithstanding; and

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