Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 74

Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 74

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...and a fine was imposed when the crop was short. After the crop was harvested the leaves were selected and bought by Government agents, and bundles of inferior leaves were rejected and burned. Xative houses were searched for concealed tobacco and fines and penalties imposed on those who did not comply with all the requirements of the monopoly. Early in the nineteenth century many riots and disturbances arose out of the difficulties in meeting the harsh provisions of the law. In the Visayan and southern Islands the monopoly was not in force, but tobacco raising was not generally practiced until the middle of the nineteenth century. The profits from the monoply annually amounted to several million pesos, but was finally abolished on December 31, 1882. Since that time the cultivation and manufacture of the crop has been in the hands of private individuals and companies. At the present time the greater part of the tobacco grown in the Islands comes from Luzon. The products of Isabela and Cagayan Provinces are the most highly esteemed, while considerable quantities are produced in Union and the Ilocos Provinces, on the west coast of northern Luzon. Nueva Ecija formerly raised a fair grade of tobacco, but the cultivation has fallen off in late years. The writer saw in Batangas Province many small fields that would aggregate riiany hundreds of hectares of tobacco. This is largely used for local consumption, and is of inferior quality. Tobacco is grown in small quantities in the Visayan and southern islands, the greatest amounts probably being produced in Masbate, Tablas, Panay, Bohol, Leyte, Siquijor, Ncgros, and Mindanao. Philippine tobacco is nearly all utilized in the manufacture of cigars and cigarettes, and finds a ready sale in Spain (which...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123679950X
  • 9781236799500