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VARIOUS MONEYS OF CIRCULATION. There are ten different kinds of money in circulation in the United States, name Gold coins, standard silver dollars, subsidiary silver, gold certificates, silver cert cates, Treasury notes issued under the act of July 14, 1890; United States notes (a called greenbacks and legal tenders), national bank notes, and nickel and bronze col These forms of money are all available as circulation. Gold coin is legal tender its nominal or face value for all debts, public and private, when not below the sta ard weight and limit of tolerance prescribed by law; and when below such stand of tolerance it is legal tender in proportion to its weight. Standard silver dollars legal tender at their nominal or face value in payment of all debts, public and priva without regard to the amount, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in contract.

Subsidiary silver is legal tender for amounts not exceeding $10 in any one pi ment. Treasury notes of the act of July 14, 1890, are legal tender for all del public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract. Un States notes are legal tender for all debts, public and private, except duties on imp and interest on the public debt. Gold certificates, silver certificates and national be notes are not legal tender, but both classes of certificates are receivable for all pul dues, while national bank notes are receivable for all public dues except duties imports, and may be paid out by the government for all salaries and other debts demands owing by the United States to individuals, corporations and associati within the United States, except interest on the public debt and in redemption of national currency. All national banks are required by law to receive the notes other national banks at par. The minor coins of nickel and copper are legal ter to the extent of 25 cents.

The coinage of legal tender gold was authorized by the first coinage act, pas by Congress April 2, 1792. The gold unit of value is the dollar, which contains grains of standard gold 900 fine. The amount of fine gold in the dollar is 23.22 gra and the remainder of the weight is an alloy of copper.

The silver unit is the dollar, which contains 41242 grains of standard silver 900 ine. The amount of fine silver in the dollar is 37144 grains, and there are 4144 grains of copper alloy. The standard silver dollar was first authorized by the act of April 2, 1792. The coinage of the standard silver dollar was discontinued by the act of Febfuary 12, 1873, and it was restored, with restrictions as to monthly issue, by the act sf February 28, 1878. In 1893 the United States ceased to purchase silver regularly for coinage into dollars. The coinage ratio between gold and silver under the act of 1792 was 15 to 1, but by the act of 1837 it was changed to 15.988 to 1 (commonly alled 16 to 1).

INTERNAL REVENUE STATISTICS.

| Receipts during fiscal years

ended June 30.

Objects of taxation.

1908.

1909.

Spirits. spirits distilled from apples, peaches, grapes, pears,

pineapples, oranges, apricots, berries, prunes, figs and cherries ...............................................

$1,837,033 861 $2,035,770 01 Spirits distilled from materials other than apples, peaches, grapes, pears, pineapples, oranges, apricots, berries, prunes, figs and cherries......

131,789,242 59| 126,279,411 44 lectifiers (special tax)..................................!

298,517 18 300,696 49 Vine made in imitation of champagne, and liquors produced by being rectified, etc.................

10 101 letail liquor dealers (special tax).......

5,326,809 00 5,257,980 16 Wholesale liquor dealers (special tax)....

610, 617 94 641,575 28 lanufacturers of stills (special tax)..............

1,260 48

1,304 22 tills and worms manufactured (special tax)....

2,560 00

1,790 00 tamps for distilled spirits intended for export....

2,265 50

2,290 65 ase stamps for distilled spirits bottled in bond...

159,610 50 231,339 50 rape brandy used in the fortification of sweet wines.. 130.880 00 115,876 37 Totals.

$140,158,807 15 $134,868,034 12

Tobacco. gars weighing more than 3 pounds per thousand...... igars weighing not more than 3 pounds per thousand.. igarettes weighing not more than 3 pounds per thousand. 36 cents per pound.......................... garettes weighing not more than 3 pounds per thousand, 18 cents per pound... igarettes weighing more than 3 pounds per thousand.. uff .. obacco, chewing and smoking....

$20,714,276 35) $20,257,718 86

545,050 241 556,598 79 4,879,346 501 5,564,396 12 467,257 251 504,399 57 57,394 45

57,447 81 1,352,865 751 1,621,177 66 21,846,563 72 23,325,439 23 $49,862,754 26) $51,887,178 04

Totals........

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Fermented Liquors. le, beer, lager beer, porter and other similar fermented Aquors ...................................... fewers (special tax) ......................... atail dealers in malt liquors (special tax). holesale dealers in malt liquors (special tax)

$58,747,680 141 $56,303,496 68

155, 129 29 157,997 69 340,125 49 402,801 66

564,681 89 592, 115 49 $59,807,616 81 $57,456,411 42

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Oleomargarine. eomargarine, domestic, artificially colored in imitation f butter........ eomargarine, free from coloration that causes it to look like butter of any shade of yellow........ eomargarine imported from foreign countries....... anufacturers of oleomargarine (special tax).... tail dealers in oleomargarina artificially colored in Imitation of butter (special tax)....................... tail dealers in oleomargarine free from artificial coloration (special tax) .............::::::

in holesale dealers in oleomargarine artificially colored in Imitation of butter (special tax)..... holesale dealers in Oleomargarine free from artificiali Coloration (special tax)...

$499,956 57
185,269 27

15,407 56
51,582 00
105,433 49
30,426 66
66,225 21

$422,877 77 215,982 69 20,450 00 53,342 00 112,525 22

6,880 00 70.133 46 $902,197 31

$954,304 96

Totals.

Filled Cheese. lled cheese, domestic and imported.....

$1,271 52

$1,511 02 Receipts during fiscal year

ended June 30. . Objects of taxation.

1908.

1909. Manufacturers of filled cheese (special tax)....

$400 001 $3331 Retail dealers in filled cheese (special tax)..... Wholesale dealers in filled cheese (special tax)... Totals

$1,671 52

$1,942

93

$34 04

Mixed Flour.
Per barrel of 196 pounds, or more than 98 pounds..
Halt barrel of 98 pounds, or more than 49 pounds.....
Quarter barrel of 49 pounds, or more than 2442 pounds..
Eighth barrel of 24 42 pounds or less.....
Manufacturers, packers, or repackers of mixed flour

(special tax)..........................................

1,753

343 203

1,678 08

203 301
189 301

376 001
$2,380 72

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Adulterated Butter,
Adulterated butter manufactured or sold, etc.....
Manufacturers of adulterated butter (special tax)...
Retail dealers in adulterated butter (special tax)....
Wholesale dealers in adulterated butter (special tax)...

$17,712 30
22, 125 00

480 00
3,220 00
$43,537 30

$13,341 20,547 1,182

3,380 $38,450

Totals.....

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Totals...........................................

Process or Renovated Butter. Process or renovated butter manufactured or sold, etc..) $125,601 77 $120,435 Manufacturers of process or renovated butter (special tax)

2,402 09

1,729 Tota18............................................... $128,003 861 $122,164

Banks, Bankers, Etc.
Bank circulation.....
Notes of persons, state banks, towns, cities, etc., paid out) $100 00
Totals

$100 00
Miscellaneous.
Opium ....

........................ Playing cards........................

$459,810 121 $502,252 Penalties ..

241,680 161

411,987 Collections not otherwise herein provided for......

5,283 18 19,482 Totals .......

$706.773 461 $933,722 Aggregate receipts.....

| $261,665, 050 04|$246, 212,719 RECEIPTS BY STATES AND TERRITORIES IN 1908-'09. Aggregate col

Aggregatec States and territories.

lections.
States and territories.

lections. Alabama 1 $156,308 35 || Nebraska

$2,440,462 Arkansas 89,361 27 New Hampshires.

474,530 California 6,922,882 60 New Jersey....

6,989,437 Colorados 767,495 81 New Mexico...

96,753 Connecticut 1,801,401 99 New York........

28,637,349 Florida 1,074,734 87 North Carolina....

6,150,672 Georgia ... 279,218 43 North and South Dakota.

175, 701 Hawaii .. 79,107 99 Ohio

18,907,081 Illinois .. 43,441,771 11 Oregon ..........

568,416 Indiana .. 25, 224,816 81 Pennsylvania ....

20,886,066 Iowa 967,593 62 South Carolina...

101,264 Kansas5 342,199 67 Tennessee

2,385,400 Kentucky

28.130,420 34
Texas .......

806,079 Louisiana 5,141,321 06 Virginia .....

4,644, 145 Maryland 6,960,142 39 Washington 10

1,072,004 Massachusetts 3,631,070 39 West Virginia..

1,417,070 Michigan 6,281,314 33 Wisconsin .......

7,915,486 Minnesota ...

1,878,914 19 Missouri 9,699,092 91 Total

$246, 212,719 Montana7 .

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Including the State of Mississippi. Including the State of Nevada. Includi the State of Wyoming. Including the State of Rhode Island. Including the Sta of Oklahoma. Including the State of Delaware, District of Columbia and ti counties of Virginia. ?Including the states of Idaho and Utah. Including the stat of Maine and Vermont. Including the Territory of Arizona. 10 Including the Te ritory of Alaska.

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