Reports from the Consuls of the United States Volume 101-104

Reports from the Consuls of the United States Volume 101-104

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...jute-mills therein named in rupees, three of of which at the present rate of exchange may be considered equal to 1 gold dollar. Said statement also shows the number of native operatives of the different classes above referred to who are employed in each of said mills, as well as the amount of jute worked up during the year under review. I have also given the cost of labor and the value of the raw material used per hundred-weight.--Calcutta, December 10, 1888. B. F. BONHAM, Consul' General. PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COMMERCE OF CANTON-ITS FUTURE. From Bulletin Consuhiire Francais, December, 1888.--Translation. The situation of Canton, as well as the policy of the Chinese Government, for a long time made the city the depot of an enormous commerce, as well with the interior of the country as with foreign nations. At one time nearly all the commerce of China with foreigners was centralized at Canton. The provinces sent all their productions there, and the ships of foreign powers brought in the wares of all nations. There one might find the silks of Kouang-Tong, of The-Kiang, of Kiang-Sou; the rice of Kouang-Tong, of Kouang-Si; the teas of Kouang-Tong, of Fou-Kien, of Tche-Kien, of Kiang-Sou, of Yun-nan, of Hou-Pe; the rhubarb of Chantoung, of Tche-li, of Ssen-Tch'-Ouen, of Knei-Tcheou, of Hau-nan, and of Hou-Pe; the musk of Yunnan, of Ho-nan, of Ssen-Tch'ouen, of Hau-nan and of Hou-Pe; the metals (copper, pewter, lead, iron, gold, quicksilver) of Yunnan, of Kouang-Si, of Kauej-Tcheou, etc. In exchange, the foreigners carried away woods (ebony, sandal, and saffron), horns (of beef buffalo and rhinoceri), cotton (raw and spun), clock-work (watches and clocks), cutlery and hardware, perfumery, elephants' tusks (entire or broken), more

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  • 1236992016
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