The Mexican Year Book (Google eBook)

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McCorquodale & Company, Limited, 1912 - Mexico
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Page 102 - ... pounds) . Tobacco. — The cultivation of tobacco was carried on before the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. The fine quality of the leaf grown in certain portions of the Pacific slope and the large output of the State of Vera Cruz encourage hope that the production of tobacco will become as profitable an industry in Mexico as it is in Cuba. The plant was called...
Page 99 - The mean annual temperature of the temperate zone is jjiven as 68 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will readily be understood that the lands bordering on the tierra caliente differ little therefrom in temperature, vegetation and general conditions. Portions of the temperate zone are well off in the matter of annual precipitation ; but the rainfall is less to be depended on than in the hot lands. In the higher regions of the temperate zone the characteristic crops of a moderate climate are cultivated with...
Page 300 - ... oilcloth of all kinds and for all purposes, provided that one or both sides be covered with rubber or varnish of rubber, like those used for covering tables and floors, and oilcloths for bedding and garments. 236. — The duty of 22 centavos provided for in Tariff No. 712 is not applicable to stakes or poles serving to erect field tents. If of rough wrought wood, such stakes or poles are exempt from duty, even when provided with metal ferrules, hooks, and points, but should such accessories be...
Page 229 - Duplicate receipts when accompanying the originals which are duly stamped, or which are certified by the Stamp Office. (n) Receipts for voluntary contributions to subscriptions started to procure funds in the case of public calamities. (n 1) Receipts for sums not exceeding five pesos extended by charitable establishments or associations, by mutual-aid societies and by savings banks, provided they obtain beforehand the permission of the Finance Department. (0) Receipts issued for alms and gifts of...
Page 306 - In trie same list mention will be made of the custom house through which the household effects are to be introduced, and, if such be the case, the applicant will state his desire that the goods be cleared at the custom house of Mexico City, (3) The Department of Finance, after receiving a report from the...
Page 306 - In default of a certificate there may be presented a statement signed by the consul of the nation to which the applicant belongs, or by two reputable witnesses residing in the locality. " (c) A copy of the lease of the house occupied or about to be occupied by the applicant. If the applicant has not yet taken any house, this document will be replaced by a statement as to his provisional abode signed by the head of the household or establishment in which he has taken up his quarters.
Page 154 - ... smelting plants will be erected near to the mines, so that the metal itself may be produced within the country. There were in 1909 only 95 zinc mining properties, basing the estimate upon taxes paid. Quicksilver. — Although Mexico holds the fifth position in the production of quicksilver in the world, it fails in producing enough to supply the home market. Prior to the introduction of the cyanide process for the treatment of silver ores the importation of quicksilver, known in Spanish as...
Page 51 - ... should also set forth the amount of coin on hand, the amount of notes in circulation, and the amount of deposits payable on demand or on notice of three days or less. The purpose of this enactment seemed to be to disclose merely the relation of the cash reserve to liabilities. The complete law went further by setting forth in detail the items which must be included in these monthly statements. These were, on the side of assets, the uncalled capital; cash holdings; amount of discounts; amount...
Page 363 - ARTICLE 2. — The following are the exclusive property of the owner of the soil : — . (1) Wells or deposits of mineral fuels in all their forms and varieties. (2) Sources or deposits of bituminous substances. (3) Sources or deposits of salts flush with the surface of the soil. (4) Surface and subterranean springs of water, subject to the provisions of ordinary law and special laws governing water-rights, saving, however, what is laid down in Article 9 of this Act.
Page 51 - The power of this department may be exercised either through inspectors permanently appointed for each bank, or through special inspectors appointed for particular reasons.* The functions of these inspectors go beyond those of bank examiners under the national banking law of the United...

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