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LABEL Dominican Republic; general descriptive data prepared in June, 1909 OBJID 1289408764734375 TYPE text.books
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Washington
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mods:geographic Dominican Republic
mods:topic Economic conditions
Dominican Republic
Politics and government
mods:temporal 1844-1930
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Dominican Republic; general descriptive data prepared in June, 1909
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 Material Information
Title: Dominican Republic; general descriptive data prepared in June, 1909
Physical Description: 17 p. : illus. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: International Bureau of the American Republics
Publisher: Govt. Print. Off.
Place of Publication: Washington
Publication Date: 1909
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Economic conditions -- Dominican Republic   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Dominican Republic -- 1844-1930   ( lcsh )
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Title Page
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    Dominican Republic
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GENERAL DESCRIPTIVE DATA
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


GENERAL DESCRIPTIVE DATA
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DOMI NICAIN. REPUffLIC

The Doni iiicari Repub.hl. -. p r he .i-t .ar.-] lirg.,r li.lt'f
of th1 island ..ft' Sait, D),mniii,.. ..r jlIt. 1i.i: a ttt ;ai.i ..t .ii .i4
square m ile; a.id popular i.iill .. t i. 1 ,11 ,111 l.l i]..Lt t-. It- ir..
thus- eqnal tr that -f th. St. it,- .,f Mlari ali. C..nri.-, ti. .ii, r..il Rlii.d.
Island, l% ile- it- idenn-ity of p -.ptilail in ..' p.-1i i.a ii,. r.. -,,r C.oni
half nioir.- tlhai lth t ..f th e Ul nited Sta i- i p'.' -r 'l' lr n-il- i.
The lI-lar.d i- the -.i ,,.r l lir i:.-t of tlh, Antllt l r- I.r lz I -. I 'i ha
arid Porto Rr..o. p.paraji:. trurnr the tlrmiiler 1,\ tlii, \'ri-lI itr., PaI
iage ard I' M uri Pj- i: tr..n. ti-,: l.it t- It; Ir i.ir iir ,i i .l.J
betw--en tli, D),omirnl ..j Repihibl..- in-i rli..- R p.bli. .1- H lt.
It' topo tgr phy il,:,'- r-tii -'.,u-_ I, .Ir. n.i f-i..lllll fi ". irni.r-t
parallel nio tiit'rn l jiia hi. I ., ..I-` Il.-ri l-i m ,id, tli : Hi' .ni], 1W.
tropical ,linat-, ,lAJ I,),*: .I r I tlli ti .. -,. I.- Ni. .'i. I I..-
miingo ni .-t d. lih little ir.i% pl,.-- ,t ti 1 t. it- l. ..i t l] i. lil '.1.-
feet abuve -ea level, Il li- hig l.--t .i Ili; -.it tl..-: -1 i li .l i. .i tin.
W\-'"t Irind.:.
Nearly all the trmit- -t ti,.I TIr.-pr .-p ni iIJ .ini ..t tii.- T--i. -p.-r.it-
Zorie arve ei ---.t illV provri i. t.i-,i ila ,ii l 'i ai,,. ,- .li..i.1
barina.-i. and nrthi-r fruit-. *ilin-t, Iir.i.. li il j..1 .ii n o. -, an..r.
the latter the n-,:ll-.ln.,r, i dl.1 i Ii r .-l\ I\[,irti .
i i 1 RIi W L 1. It.u I. il
C'l l lBL 1n hli firsi t 1.,1 L!.'tI- ll i i g i % ,-.-ii 1. .t 1, i. -.tulilt li.1--i
Cuba, firmt sight-id S'it.:, Drniiriu '.. i, .- ni.-I *. 14' .' :.ihi I itlk -g
pose4sion of the i-land in the u ni ..rn -. ,f tl,.- Kli, r t l,.tn .-ill].il it
La Isla E Jpafj ola or Ili;-jfr.lu. h.-- nie i:.f it. -iiiin.aritv ti 'I l.'trn
regions of Spain.
The territory now t.-riiiuin tl, D)oniilr..ii.: i, 1i.I. l \'.. tLl.-n
occupied by an inodlrisive, r-ca.-eJ ble r] :e ft Iiriir,- iv. I. li.ul I ~.lii .l-i
the island intr- tfie kingdoni-, arui nh li:n tlih Spin.i i.1 ... :il -,-h
dued and en-laedl.
Santo D)on nrigu fir inor:- than a .-lt-ii. f...rrl.-.l t-l., 1I- I f
operations for the -Spanilh explorer- -tnd .:rinquititaniore., aii tlhe
capital of the preawnt Donininan Repubilh nil l]itly ii ,'lain,
to have been the metropolis of thel var-t .:.,hlin11d e'mrin.i- of S'pain
Te. hard work and cruel treatment to whlirh llhe In.dien were
AJbitte.d caused them to die in large nniiuieri, irl the introdlu ion
from Africa was begun as early as [1.17 "Ahen ,il00 were
dn in- one year.







FrOliMlNiCAN REPUBLIC.


rlDurir the- _ilxt'?iihl arni1 trentcenlth centuries French, Dutch, -" '-
ind, Britdh bijurieari',ri- ectabli-lied trnm' lve- in the West Indies,
irt-r ,-n 4r. ('hri,-t.l. hir and .itterwarJd on Tortuga. lying a few I
ill- i oid Ii,- iin.,rthie-t c.r.i-t .f what i- not the Republic of Haiti.
Ii 1.-ii litL- br- >.nar-.. noi-tly Frent'h, invaded the adjoining
I-l.ind 'jiin planted a colony %f iuerh importance on Santo Domingo
tli.t tll j.|i.ti.tl..ii ot the Ilolne Gvu-rnmiitt Twas 41ought and ob- '
ta.ii.- .1\ p-r....l i.f ci t.-.l it I t ,f.- en-u.cld between the Frenchl and
-cttl,:r. ittil 1 11hl, tireiti ,t RI -'wlw, . 1 lG,'7. France obtained pos-
-:i--: .. iof tli t 'u--i rn h ai t -.1 tli. ilaraid, an]d Iy' h th great I y of Basle,
1i ;:',. Il ..r rar, i l.il \d tr.:. .1> to that licoi ntl .
In. th..- \.:P1 t'-i'. S.l.ii bIi.h- at war with Fl.rane,- the combined
[,i l, l i l .l. tii t,.i ...i l.t-- i.tr the i-lanI orn July 11 and
S p. ., r ul. 'j- i.:.: n ,..i e ,.-t.il..h,:hl -d.
In 1-'i. ihl- .r.li i l.i ,.I- i.t Ihe Spani :li part of the i-land' declared
thei-r ii ,i .lr,.-t .. ..t-, S|. 'ii .I I dJei:ied theiir iouiitry' inteorporation
.- . ii, t' l. ir. it_.r Columrbiua, hoping to se-
I I i.r tii .-i t-I rI.. ei- f 'MilN Br.LIv\AR. Colom-
Ina -..i Ii ot a-;;-t the i..-\\ Stale and c. Jr.iAN
['trstr B-,FR, Pre-id-enit if Haiti, in 1b'22 was
Alil,- tu ,.\t,-tld i.;- oi potc,-rrmnt over the whole
ti.1 i Tih- H:iitna, ,. innuirt.ri liaI ted until
I I.- \' --r I-44 w-li n-, un February 27, the people
ti-it. aitii am gairn-t thc. Govt-ritment and in
5llt arj ain e--tabli-hei an indepr-ndeti State.
In t1i. -ar 1-il.l ihrout.h i.orntalnt fear of
fti.rign tilva-III, tIhe RPpubtlu. appealed to
S.p.... .. ..'n for pr.-.tictiun, and Uii March I15, 1861,
Sa- fiatmnir liy ar nnexed to that country. This
rii 1c. l.ji.i,:r. -o..rn 1b .:.an c intolerable and a revolution, initiated at
C.apitill, rn .\'i.gu-t 11%, li..'. treult-,l in the re-toration of the
I'o.l;iii-ari R.ul. l ,.il .. thl SpianiI h Cri.wnri r.litimquiI liiig all claim to
I .h .. uiity ui MIa\ 1, lI.;.
-.irl. Ri:MN ('.iiERES, t(ie lp.reent niiinrihent of the Presidency,
"a;= in ijtugt.alti.-. or, Ji1ily 1. 19,i for a turn, of four year..

:l..N-ll II.iN AND G,.i' ERNMENLT.
'lIhe Ipi-eiit .:rn-ritution of the Dominican Republic went into
I-tf.tet Ci- Ap.lrl 1. 1Il. It provides for a republican, democratic,
aunid -r.-r.. -entatie form of goi\.-rnment, divided into three branches,
ir-d il.ttte, ei-.utlive, and] judi.'ial. The National Assembly is com-
roi)Se ot two bLrai-he-s, the S-:nate and Chamber of Deputies. Sena-
tor- are elt-ted one for each province or district, 12 in all, by indict '
vote for a tet ll of six year-. As in the United States, the Seate-iii
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rennew-", one-third every two yeail. Deputies are elected in propor-
tilo, t t te plpiil.ltiori by direct vote for a term of four years, the
('lhailnl-i l.:ing renewedj by half every two years.
Iii tllt Prer-iii-nt, n--i-teil by a Cabinet, is revted the executive
.luthiriHt.\ of tite Republic. Hr- is electi-d for a term of six years by
In il ,c.:,t "ute.
Th-. ii i.:lia. I eonipo-e l of a Supremie Couit sitting at Santo
Dl.inrigo. ti..I ('collrt of Appeal. located at thu capital and Santiago
rt-pd.-i,.iilvI. ii.] I-ier tribui.iil through ut the Republic, courts of
f1i -t ii-t Im e-:, dill in t .]i:- aroij- nm u iii( ioiJ tltie-

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F'n! li.lnl!i -trj'l \. -.purj...- -- ti.e IDliininiani Repiiltlic is divided
ir.t.. pi. t, iI' .- .and F. i-tr-i.t:, hl.i. are zuibilivided into com -
niiii -,- .. r.r, aiil :..tlion-. Thr- pru, nce.: ar- adnminihstered by a
t i, rhnl. .iF..liuti..i Iy th.n- Pr-i..ld-ii. t of the R l-piihl,.i for a term of
f,,ir eari. a r. a, l... i,.th. .lih f .xei.- ite rlti,:e-r- of the either politi-
.1'i -1Ji % r..[,- A 1MIiii. pajl Board. Iletdi bv directt vote. re-preent.
tl-. i-.'-,ple iii thl- 1! lu. iittrll. i)ailitie-, whli regulate the budget of
ib lti I li-:trl..-, vOnt- Iip.-.l inlpr'lotj i lelIt-. IIId in general cooperate
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.I[,, -. -.. -- ... ... q n1, F-:in intin de ,' t ln e Cri_ ti.
P i-[ ... ... --- . .. ... .. .. .. ... R.a mi. C C EREr.
\ .., zr r i ,.. .-,-.1 ['...1li.. ..... - ...I.. .. ., 1.I ILL A. ROM AN. HliJO.
,[ i..l.. 'r :,[ F.,I...] .- .ul.,." ....... .- ........-. )- .r M A IA C( L.Bi.lL Y B.1L7..
hlir.nr.r .I flaI- lrrltin' ..hil r" sini irrl ......l ".Di.BImIo 1'ELASQUEZ HERNANDEZ.
.i.-r' .f %%at' iWd .M ill. ---------. ----.......... IA NUEL G ReI..
M,.ll l .. -[ I,.... r.c ilI Pibli, l ih h rn i,.ih .... 1EMILIO 1' JOIBF.RT-
,% I.r .r. f .,[ .. .- ,...il[,lle 1.1 I[In u,.i ri ,L.-----. -- iciBio IIM &a.[O.
11- .-[.. I ..r F--.,nI.. in.EI[ I'O..i iiL -...',ilu ..... EMILIO TEJEi &A BON nir.
The Prsidnt i- allowed a salary of $7,200 per annum...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN 19o,..

The prosperity prevailing in the Dominican Republic at the cl,=e
of 1908 was amply demonstrated by the trade tolurr- o f the \3-r ir
which a gain of nearly $'io.liO,000v.ai ren.or.jed a- compared n rl
1907. This was entirely on the siJ,- of i-spurts. Cacao. ida.u. and
coffee which, with tobacco and I.ariana'. ojtlitittii ouer '.IT per e>-nt
of tie total exports, -how"ed n.italle incrw-e-e., -hipnitrnt- o:f i:-ja..
being reported as nearly double tiihoe of tl,- yIlir prei ,on-. Tihe :uni
of $1,529,T729).0.5 wa depo-ited in N-Ti York for the ser'i,:e uf the
foreign debt and a gent-rir t favorahile .*:iirnit;i.nr wa.: rn.r;l in all
lines of progress
Not only i' the Dominican Go Ierriment firniulitina e:xttn-tie-
irrigation plan, for the :ila~ quat.- iult;'.ation o:f .t- landl arpe.i, hut
has also under onaidreration the eon-trui:tron of iel.ii raw.l r .- Will
place the prodiuctz of the .ouritiv 'within rea.h ...f th- ioit, -:p-..-ai
funds from the goviernniert r-riernien l.eirig -et a-ide for thi- purpo--:.
The recent establithenrit uof arn A.\:j. -m. i.-f Fine Arts in tlie [pittal
of the Republic is an e.rnr-t :t their tiniului: --irrien th ti Goi-rrni
ment to higher -:diinatioi.
The declaration of aiineity tor poililil a -tdnr.ler- r:- iut.-d Ir the
return of ruany i.itizrnt to pteac:ft'l o ..ulp.ir-ti -r. in thie country Illu
assisting in the der lopm. ent -:f the r,.i.:urrr.- -...f the Repulli,:.
On July 1. lo0. I_;eneril C(':FREN", whi. had be, r.: 'le.-ted Pr.-'.
dent of the Doniiniii.an R repuhlii. imir-l r th- nt w- ('..Inr titutir n f-'ni all
took the month of otti:-e a- the ES.-I iit1:- 11 the. pre r:----e 'of menibhert of
the Senate and Chamber if Deputitei.

F:TREI N ArlTiRS,

At the beginning of 1i.111 the Repiulich e .:a .t i..e.w.- with -ll
foreign nation-, maintairir.g witli them arnicable relitio:n-, en,'rted
by the strongzet hon-d of i.ori alitty .id harmionv. In ..r..ldr lthat the
foreign relations o.f the country night be prod-iI:tire of thl. pre.:te.t
good, the Pre'ident recormmr-nJ- the exter-,- .i-e ..f the (.-iI-13ar
service in dis-eminating u-eful uitformat..nr .:ori.,-rnini the ,.or.
mercial, industrial, and natural res-urzei of tile country.
At the present time the diplomatic .-rrvie --f thli DIr inn:jarR R-
public consists of ten legation-;, four of nhi -h ire nrow tilled--the
United States, Haiti. C, H Cb an (-n ermany. It ha- he-r, re.c'.n,-
Smended that France, Germany, and Ital\ bh c,-nilinr:-d liruder the
direction of a single minister and a charge d'atlaires appointed near
: Gfihe Government of Spain. Owing to tile increasing coninnmr..iil re.
.- otos with Panama and Central America, the legation at Cara-as,
Seweila,.may be transferred to Panama and the legation at Gitate-

















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10C8 Y 1907


EXPOrTA.C IONES


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mala be entrusted with the repri-'eritaiN.r f thi.' Ii.,1i n..ir .:l ll..
for all the Republics of central l An ierl, I. r,,l :i i. -.'.idt i ,-t i.,1il, I.
at Bogota. Colombia. Tihe Ii-nll 1ir .- 'r t' i 'l .-[,,Ih. .clr.-i. -t-
of 25 con'ils-gtni rn raI anid 151 .... -.l I r IIr .-I lr, t.i i. ,- f I... ,
grades.
rIN.% Nt F.

Financial condition- are in .: ,:- i .i\ i1 ..i.i, i. %..|I .i, l-.'a.ip l i
is available for the *-spiil.iatir.II of ti.- ,l l.J. .ri .l i . It.i.k.n It..
the Government (ir .Lanu arii 1, 1:':, I:. I .- l...I .I i ii ,.riI .l n
New York a cre.hit bialai.:.: i.t t+i.. 'lc : .* Ii.'i.l .,r,.i irt..i7..; rt
each.
The reveni'i uf the R i, lli. In i l:nr1 : .I, ,inv ia, .I -1 4- 17 .. 4, it.f
wlic h I uni $.3[ .'i,21 `,.1 r,-pr. :r.t...., l t h i.' ii r. t .. t i.,,- r* ..- i.t-.
from whni.h Ow .i ,.tie n t .i- ri... i. liii. It ii r nn .-., t..- .l.- .-,r ;. th
the Morton Trut t ('Conipanr3, in N." \ rl:, t, Ic- 11 ..,it ,r i.. -i.
noted dep.-itary ,.if thi rl- lomnrir ,:,i. L., c rrI. ,i f i l .-t **'.r;'-1 '*
apply to the -erv' ..- .f tlr i i.i 1.1 (it lli, u! i n 1.c.'1111,111111 a t .i' ..
mert of iintrer-t arni ..mroinrli itri, .f tr . r .i t .r c .i-t i : i.ciiiin.
I'tration -irnkl;ur -fu.'l -.."! i I .ri.1 ] a. thir i ,.l I, tih..- i i :i f 1i' .
Anieriinni- Donirii.-an .r..nirintlioi.
The Dom inri'.in N.ti'..nril t.ni .i--- h ..-.iii .. i il..- l'l, r.-
ceipts and exspendituir: of tl' i Ri. pliihl f-.r rI. li-. il \.ijr 1 "'-- .ait
$:',.9S4 ?..'i'. F r..in .:ii t..m .t r t mI li. i -.1 1 i l .. v. '.* .* i ll h, ri .
ceiv ed ; ft .inr i nt-r, .ii t i \ -. iI' : i ..ii.r..ii i,.r' i .i. -44 1 1. ..-
sular dlue-. .14,.,ci ; Jtajni t. 1x. tI.IIi '.ii ..tt, -p.i'.i. .l
state priup rtie $'*'7..'*...
The-e rrir. pt- are ilr -r iliii,-l .i,. r....r tl. ,.ari.m, .li ,in..-l ri- r..
depariniment-. the -tinm of t.',.;, I .- . i.'ii i.. r.,- Il ..piit
mrnent of Trejasury jani C(.:.nii:.ri.r .,t a-tc .:I I '5,.lcl i- 1. I1 ... \p .Iil...l
in taking a censlu of ti i Rrpi itI.. Th. -,il .t 0;.'ii ,I.-
appropriated for :-xtI-niltdr g, trying ra hlitva ...i-trull.. ..r. riI :l .1r 7'i.i
for irrigation works in Mlani Criti Pr.,i in.. I Tl, i. 'li ..f
roads, the conttrictiun and r':-ipar of light- h :...-,: ;i.,I ojthi p[,lii,:
improvements were authrlonzcd.

COMMERCE

Predictions heretofore mad,- .- t, the In-ttermniie t -it ti -I.- i orclh-
tions in the Republic have been fully jit li,-.J. The tril, oli.rn ,
for the year was $14,-13,807. as onIdianr'J with $1w',:, 4,1.i. in 11'1i7.
Exports amounted to $9,480..3-1 anr impioris ti. $5.1.'7,4'1.3 Tlhe run
:;' ..indicated for the total commerce was entirely on the 'i'l of exliort't,
;":'*,imports showing an inconrsidera le de.line.
UI:The'United States, Germany, and France, as in 1i90, purlih sed the
o.f Dominican exports, while the same countries, with Great
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I'ri,. i,: r. tl,. rirel l -.' in f ..t' emf reports. These countries
r;i Ir,-.l jI li th ,r'..i' .,t \lIe,- a;- fullolz' United States, exports
'.1-4'. iii|p..rl- *'1.':i.7-.' : G( rint i nv. -xprort- .'..'20,l'8 ,. imports
'.... : lii i. ,.i. ,,i i <' .''' :i-, 'rii .'tr- $'212,1102; G repat Britain,
.l.'.r +.;': .._ .-'l: iir l ...ir,,: .i..ni trl ,--. *:\p.1.i t $14:. i.ni,. Im pol rts

I I.- 1. ..1.i.. .i rt,, I. .. f i l,., l :. i .. ...."1,, allied at 4,-'1i,9.I,047 and
,,1 .....ti.: .. 41.'1, 1 i. .... I- ..'t i..i .I, r\ nk..r t 'o-tfliirdit v e-nt tod
t ..: ,z 1z.. t l I ,-h, *,,, i,.. l,,' ,. i i I ,, ll) ,l ],, I,,t 7een the U trJae,J
."l I li, I' 't. i... ,n- Ii- i ,-. I i i,. l ,I, .,,,I i.- that ,jt f tfli.j prite -i, -
























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w li l'.i l. TI i i. a_ l'i.l -. Il'-llt]> i:,i,:j .:ohi-lll iti- e lnmew h t m ore "
tha01 *'4 i .-nt ,-.t thI : I xII ,p rt= 1f flhe .in tr,, ill of whilfch, with the J,
'. '*.'.I.La01 *. f l, i.-' .-.....r. jIl, l.,jna i ilion-el iihl.veai ed value. for the .:.:

-Othe-r ;iteiim .Illi ,ii 111i i -,iamll crreiignment w'ere animals, dyes, ..
I:',..Oa,.it, ,.opra, gim-sl reIiris, ludec. and skins, honey, vegetable ,
hfihr wr .'nx, -id vuiouIs. to a total value of $556,105.








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Onl the import Il-t crlt n In-liiiiifarltur-*- IN'llpied tir-I Ilncl. I., 111a
valued at $1.1th.5.; uf uuli.ll the Unite. State-, aiil ;.i.-'lii lt.iiii,
furnishedJ $3l4.64l. anti -I:0.-.u.'.l. re p 1e.. lii .ly. hil i-f .llr nr\t i .O.
ing iten. iroli Urnil -te-l il.arl Ilfai'ttlur -- valuedli t ; i '. .. 4i1. ln 'liirle
Statles ipplt-d jiltu i,-1 per c:tnti. i-" .i' .'.*''4. .i -light i.i.in, 1.1.
191li. thou lh .i t i..11 -i .an ill thl i II .l --lI ..t i l. 1 .. .i i I 1.\
G reat Britain Sit-l rnil-. l.ilthled %ii.. .i lni.l. .i. iirl .I ..I
rooling. f-iinled llth-' b llk .if 1th imiiort- if ih. Il--.
H ire, whilh f, n-, a; -Iiplh ..I .Le -f .1' -t ir n H l., lnh ,,.I-
im porteil to th11 uni i,,ult of 1t.. .' .141 |,.u.i ,l- i.,,li.-,l .i j (1 I i. ;-I ..
which .94.. per ceviit W'-- i l- ..i.\ froil I.-irniii\., .1 -lghr ,l. 1lih,. iin
the total bt.nin iIt .-Ii i .i' l..ni ill- i, i ll, 1 i. ,.i .I|.hL' i:I r I 'l.,r
receipt- i. 'xr li-ii el Ix fi l Iii l l nit.ii .St i le-. .I -, l, .'.J fi t i i',..d.11
barrel to .u'- .ll',. .i ul r r,'e- .ilnit i I,)-- iii .,l" .- l i ,.". ii ...i .J,.l
O their item rv-hl n ii i nl li f.' : ld:tII-. I,.n.lii r. i. kinj -..1 l .,1-
showed pight tiie nt rt A .- ll t11O uniln l I lll-l. Im- il l t [i.
ex rceeded t.iJli l -i iB ..ll A ..
The nntuiIrni im: lrk t l ir lni' |I r.. lint- t; f ll It.i1i r..ii ..iir r-tpltl.- !
is the I'le teJ .Ut.nhe -. ..i,1 thAl t t.-.1II .1 1- ..1-., t h i. l -.. r>.- ..t
supply for thr ni, r l'h ii1 .- pu11 ii.l1--.ut.1 .,l brt' .l.I

I'I, tLg.i11 .1 D iN iN trI3T iIiT. I

T helc' iin IrI a.l I it f I i II cutlt ..1 i:n lu.11r l rI 1 -.t-hi l|n. t,
the i plllr tnii-e of ,rr,,itl ls il-. + lhrl ,.J ,,;-rl..p il. i ,- l.-i ,,'k JIi
agriu ltilril Ililil i r- ..f Ill ,,- llltl. I nll prl pr[ r -u rV. I -- rl t.lr
as prla.ticable in lhI i tr,., :> .. f [,.u i n rJ .. .? ,,rti-.. in .-thi.-, l.
imlpo;Itiatt n I.f I i .1 in .11 l-. .111 th e 1 1 .-. t..I n ,.f 1 th. In.. :t -...'-,- t ,l
plant foir pii dp.r-l- -f pri'Ipa.'p itiii i, thl.- .r rli. li- .'f .L'Iat '
culltlure. A ard fil init--ti ttit 1'l1 % ill b,' h a.l.Jl ."f lit. ... ..i.it ..ill.I i
which there e iicli-trie- iln. I, ).; le f i-t'le ..l tI. II-..- I l ilit il..- I.
sources of the Rrvbl-i li, n,,\ n b-_ ,l'e t.[. .l t, th..l i t llh.-i ,-t I\.Ir
T he D ep rtin epnt -if .\. 'IrI- ItIIrI .1n1 l In1ri' i.1 i,,1 I ,.i.- .I ,l-- i ...
sideration the e-t.ldi-lin, nf a Burej.n f (L'ilt, itinii tn it ,ii
cooperanlon with hlilt .ilgri'ul]tiral -chool; jril exripei.'ll.r i -i itI.II- ,f
the Republic for te lpt irpo-, 1 f l(ea-.eia tilLe qti.ilit' .IMil i ai iliti\
of the agricultural prodictionr of the i:ointry. T'.i,. lria I.p-
are cacao, sugar. tolinaico. coiTe. an'l barlnna, in Il.- I...i.l-r iI.ellh il
The implement ti u;e. by the Donminu'an f.jrnier iI, piiantirng anini
AL harvesting his crops are practically tihe -ane a; Ler>', i-,J *-11 thr
I'.:... island one hundred year-, ago. Improved agrpi.ultura.l and farm
machinery are at present being introduceil, and it iin-,e i urged by the
;.'. Government.
During the last 10 years the Dominican Republic has expiIorte'l
n'g. .Io"et and construction woods, mahogany. Ilgnuii itae, .tsnatinwood,







12 ril.:iflNI'CAN REFi BLIC.

,:., ,to the t.ali. it cron-il.i-r.ibi ovei lilt a noillion d.,ilar;. *rOn the
*.rli.-r liar, 11. ht n imnpor ted. hil,,irL the -ali P i.- iod, practicrily all
r -f tin luinIrr 11 : :.i t[or Iuildl r.g purpop.S ..i-tln.' 111 r nlrmi nunmiler-
:Ibl nt 'ss-', i'.1I.I, I T hII: i.'.,ifdlitoll e>X]t4. 1II1 z: ite uf tIhe :fact that
tler, arj oi I..- i-l riii I. .jt ft.re t.- .f ', i->ll'rent ..iilina wood., s.
T'hi -e ]ri..:l i l t ar, ti,:- -If reat -. r 'e ini .n. .vadli., b t the one
v. h i.h i : 1i.. t I-l. ..- t.i .. i..in.b-i-rniari i.i d a l. i h [pro iabily exl-ts ini
the bir..,-: ,tt l-.. ',.:llh r pi,,: It i..; bh.en ,.arnojusv e. ti-
niatb d that tlr- ai. fr,.,r. 1,i.in).. ."l to 1 [, i a1 r-: ot rnfer ljant-



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attention. Apicuiture also is eareftullh foti0tred. Drnmon;trators are
detailed by the Goverernent ti J -how- ipl.'ulturi-t i the Ient nimthro.i- of
producing and conserinr- bhee.- and ad-vil- farmer- ti.. r-ni.gi in llat
industry.
The steady onwrd moremrnt ,:rf the :-r.intri rn .:-'lcrn.j in tihe
government propaganda with rferi-n.ne to the ..ri..:nil.l. tid l.,nj-tru..
tion of a series of irrigatiri rinalsk at -, ci.-t ,f + ,l)i. i, ftr.r thl: fpur
pose of reclaiming a large tri.:t of fe'tile lain el t-r.ir ila tri.:..r t!-
territory watered by the Cal :, .Jdie E-t, :r :n tli. : -oithill norlthr r.1 to
Monte Cri-ti Bi,-. and from tihe Yalqt]- l -tw, r.J tI:I M.iruzirnli i Bay.
The land i: comparatively level ard -.ouild ri- li e -pi t ;n r l.'i r :in.
edition at moderate expenre.


















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Vemf of auriferotu quartz jrn ftunnl all aloni tIr-.. ...-iril iiini.ui
claim, and allu-idal gold i fount .1 rii uii-ri. plu. i iI. iirh. i iii.
Copper is nest in inmportn.- i.n amount t .. thli qudl .t-it-. in n inj-l
Sit is found. Iron i tounrl In i mmeri e u int li.- i i -er. l il tiin-


Setentrional, or AMorte Crikt; lainr those i:f the Pa Iti.'adij r d.-tre-t
being the best known.
The petroleum belt rmenasures over 1:r *q quare milr- in are., ol
. being found in abundance in the Provinre of Azlia.
Silver has been obtained in a v-ery pure -tate fron the Trn.-i nion
A 'the Puerto Plata municipality and ldeposits of this i letal air f.-und
oter sections of the country, as well as depo-its of platinum,
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we-t of Neyba, the salt being perfectly pure, and the deposits give
ejiaence of containing salt hi inexhaustible quantities. At. Caldera
Bay -alt is obtained from -ea water by solar evaporation.

IRAln'AY AND STE.ci HFIP LINES.

The railway ilnilage of the Republic has an extent of 150 miles
ipplroxinately.
A lan. of thIl Dii.nniican Goi-ovrnmenit provides that 30 per cent of
th-. internal rei'rnin- hI- applied] tot the payment of interest on capital
init'-ted il the I-lilding of railroad, whether by private corporations
or I.orr.:.~i:e bF the G.,ierni-nrit. It further provides that interest
rniv I.e piild ilp to '.. pr c-rnt: that a bonus of $92,100 be allowed for
, ili kilorineter c,-nstri.teil ld ind that thi portion of the revenues shall
not be 11-i-l for any otih-r purpoie
Th-e [,:.mninwnar' Central Railway, which formerly belonged to an
Amnierican i::nippany, i,-ca nit I'y \irtite of a contract made by the
Gor~v-rnrmient in F.-bihrlir, 1:I'.:I, Ith property of the Republic. This
road c:,onrLt, tlite t o iniporrtant ities- of PlIerto Plata and Santiago
and ha; a length if 4-' noile-. -,' of which rtin through bro-ken and
ntoiiuntilnou- land-. Tralti,: nrr th;i railway in 1i1.1t mtrireased 12.4
ip-r cent a .conip.are.l with 1:41i7 and the receipts of the former year
iere p-nr -'.nt greater than tlioe- of tle Ilatter. not"ithitanding the
faiet that all .:,f tile ,.' -.Itru.tin ni.itet-rl for the Santiago to Moca
radilay w i. -arnrie d iver the line tnre i..f 'charge. The increa-e in
MXaia and c,:ilee tranr-piortil. over thi- r.:.-d in 1:*'): ai compared with
l11-17, i. a- 11-4 '. per cent and 1 l1.7 per cr-nt. re-lei:tively, while tobacco
de-creaded 14.1 pr-r cent.
Tlie Sintina'o to MoN,..a Railway which nmay le considered an
ex\t-enflli .-f tih Puerto:, Plata to S.intiago: Railway, rurn- from San-
ti- a ti, theI Mo10 Rt'-r. a lditannt.: of II.; miles.
It I-rP,. .el to .-i,:ti-ltrt a road from Seybo to La Romana, an
apl'rop.'iiition of .?3 per 'ient of the internal revenues having been
ni.,d r t hatr ihat Iurp'i:e.
1'It- 'ainina toi Sa.itirtao Railway behlorng- to a private company.
Thi.- .r-,untry thr-iuiglh which it pa'se- has been greatly developed
icI: IIt- coi trai:tolrn -:.f lthi lrin. A branch road is being built to
Sal.lido, tron., "hini- it wtil l e :olntiniied to Moca.
'fle in.- fr.-nii Saihlir-z, on Sainatia Bay. to La Vega, a d.itance
of 5' milem, w it at -nmile branI-h from Baird station to San Fran-
c .i-.lo 11 Maori, is owned by a Scotch capitalist.
'lie Dominican Republic: ha. a number of splendid hays and
inlet., forming excellent natural harbors and affording anchorage
and shhelter for the largest ocean-going vessels. The principal poE:t
are: Puerto Plata, Sanchez, Santo Domingo, Macoris, Sa
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Monte Cristi, and Barahona. The nmagnilic.iet L-.ay at 'aialuna, .I-i i
called -Golfo de las Flechas, ii 40 mile; inr length, with arn i\era.g
width of 15 mile., and is fully protected trom the winds andA torzi-
and isone of thi finest natural larbor: of the %. rld. The B, -,..f Netih.i
is 15 miles long. with arn average with of 11 nmilec., ind lik-ewi:e-
affords safe anchorage for the largest orean-go.ng shipi. a4 do ialso
the bays of Ocon and MIanz/.arllo. and -i-rvral other-. Santo r)i..
mingo. the capital of tli.- Repihblic, i- -ituat-d at thl- m.,utlh :t. th.
Ozama River, whi.'h s narvigable tar .a rc-,..n .rlt.lie .1-ita.n:, iilandl,
as are also the river' Yaque. Yaq4ue del Sur, Yuria, I.-_uanu.:., atnd
several others, snome if them. lhoun.wer, onl\ fur o,--. I- c.f light ,draft.
The CIy'rl- Stea.in-liip (.'..ncp.npa nijoaitac.i- a Il,,- ,.' -f...llh-li [
running frorn New York to the pu-.rt-. uf Santo D.ni.irig.., MiIrite
Cristi. Puerto Plat'. Samana, Sanrh-z, Mir..rl-. arn .\zlu, la~lirin
every second neck from New Y.irk. The trnie an d fire: i.j th-
various ports is as follow :

Tlrrn. tmirc Tc.m. F -
T F

tG.mrd ,, ..-. ...,
Puerlu if r, l bi ,ca l., -:

Total ertrie- of rve-el- at the varir'ii- pcirt- of tlie Reprl.,l.: tJ ring
1908 numbered 2)td. -4ailing and :.4': -tean,-.hip, wlI.. .- .1-ariln.e: 'r.-r-
201 and 511, reipe.l Ii' ely. Ti.cnnirgei entri.i- and, .-le.rar ic- wr,: '4.9,
687 and 711,11, to-ns, re-pec:ti'ely. Ship- .f .Amr-l. arn rea-L -llry bring
ing cargo to the Republic brought :.7 per .-ritt *.f :il thl- i ri",..It-. or
to the amount of $".0'- .c*, in-rea-]ing thecr t:i-.r'- .ur.r I'c1. nwhil,
those of German registry tlicoigh .oiltinuiri~ g II -..-, c.rl pl' i,. Irin-
ported but 0S per ce-nt. oir Uk,4 -',1:.3 and Briti t..tt.irni- n. ri-d
their carrying from $l106(.il! t.t, $2I,.i.i:0.
The major portion of the export- wet, (u irri<-id I-. iei-el- ,it .An.-ri.
can registry, 35, per cent, or $.3.:'I4., .;L4 Ilr.-ng thui -:l.i--ii;el,. t; run.uc
ships ranking next with $-.';,.....' ., or ,- p.' r .e t. N .r -.- iin i.,-i
French vessel. inire-ased their e-spiprt tonrca.r.-, arn tl'e reic cIIud-r 'f
. the export trade was handled 1-. Briti-li, Dluit, I, lc in., ,il Doriln-
ican vessels.
In 1908 the Department of Public W..rk- e-tinmti th.it :.,'c'.i.ii ci
I. would be needed for the improvement of tile I.orts of tile R.putblic.
In June of the same year the woil1; of renmorving tie bar from the
N 'mouth of the river at the port of Santo Domniinl .lua bliegin, iranl hb
.uly4908, the minimum depth had been increa-ed fr.,m 7 t:, 144 feet,
cost;of 40,000. The Department of Public Worlk ;-. corti-nir.lnt-
ejmprovement of other ports of the Republic.








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W.rk Vi :1 r-i mannrraced orn lt- Ii.-iifway from tihe capital nf the Re-
pnhbli ii, Sir .'ra -tol.:l anid a~. I.r pi:hed to raricla iuon as rapidly
'- p .-. l a -.
P;*-T .\ND) IiLEGR.EPH-.

Tla' reilt Ihr'..ni the po-tail ern-,t .in [iiSi were $'_;,547.96, against
?'-'..;,9:, ,iii tlh- ijr t-. .- i g a.-dr.
Tli.- Gio-veirr.nrI t ha- -iagraiifi, it- adliri,-Ince to the po-til cornven-
toi.. ot R-,mi,. :iri.nd mfanyr., % tlic-- wer,- tetablthetl for the further-
.irni:- f iat' riuat...na! i.o rll n rli aidt ..r..
I he raatioral trlet:_r.aph u ldii tileph.nrie -v-t-ni ;i -ltit'factory, both
ir ,rM i.ar atiol .Ir crr the. va-dr' r -.-ip'.t ein $17.5-24 *23. The



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;,irrr i.-rnrit hii- ,;itor..tu-d witli th- I._Tlntcd W\irele.s Tplegraph
C':,niln~ to. r t.r t ihe ilit il.Lli'n u t the Ir- Forr.est -ysten. of wireless
tl,.gr.l.lh -tatinr,. ii, t hli Repuhlic. The fir-t -tatirin i7 to be eretedl
in t,,i- capital at a o'-t *.f $'.450,, anid smaller itation.s at ,jthel r points.
at a -..-.t i.I t:, ev\.-. $-',76.5 eich \h1Ten tihe chain is complete
:.**.i.man ii atiori ,an I..' rapnil1 edle.-ted between all the suiroundring
-i. ind-.
Th-. G(ovre-rhiainrat ri-cgrnizes the aclviahbility. and need ot secur-
ing ,.l a iirl.L immniigrationu inti the Republic, ard iS. prepared to
otler a-r., ril.l-anmernt to raniiimnrats to :nlorize tie country. For-
eilgipris ':orm(' g into the ,.uniitry fur the purpose of legitimate invest-
nienrt Ire Liave% ablolutel\ the -anie rights as Dominicans, with the
etxception that they are not granted special cone.-ssions or privilegeF. *








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The matter of public instruction ie-.c-i.- the partilcilar attrent;-on
of the Government. In as3,urdi]nce with the pr.- si.unr- -if the liili.-t
the Academy of Drawing, Painting, and Sc.ilpturr ira- -tabhlitii'ed
in the capital in December, 190o.. Thii ir,-tlttiution, ft..r -rl.:li i l.'* ".
was appropriated. is under the conitrul .:,f the Departnienrit- f .tte.
Justice, ard Public Instruction Ther a.s:, emy i i p.-n t., Lth sexe-
and makes no charge for tlritir A graded ,?r. ir-- n.t in-tru..tion



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B.'i l.[ -; ,'1 -I ." L, [,_ iNi ,

has been adopted, coverinr i p.ri.d f f:ur vt ir;, and pro, -ii:on-
are made f.:ri both day and night elisei.
A new sanitary law wms pr.nlullgate'l diiriig the y ir. a nd the
departmental authoritie- empown-red to: irnlm:rt, free of ldut%, uich
articles of public utility as ar. d.eigrrn tor the- -eti::r i-:t ihy'gern
and sanitation, instruction. and general dju lopmn-rt.
Among the notable public wo:rk-; irindrtake ii dring tle e-.r ire
the Monte Crilst irrigatiii proie.:t. tht r.ilr..ad tr .i a nt S ita i, to
Moca, the port works of the .:-aital. arid the public. highway to San
Cristobal