thankful if one can find shelter under a friendly roof. It is always well in travelling through the Philippines to take a stock of biscuits and canned food. In most places, however, chickens, eggs, rice, vegetables, and fruit can be obtained. Ice is found in all large a owns and in health resorts. Hotel charges are anywhere between i pesos and 8 pesos, generally 5 pesos. Canned meats are very argely used in these hotels, also condensed milk, as dairies are scarce. A glass of beer costs 20 centavos, soda water 20 centavos, whisky, wines, etc., 40 centavos.
VI. Money, Weights, and Measures. In Spanish times the Mexican dollar was in universal circulation, and the market always suffered from frequent changes in its exchange value. Since the American occupation, a gold standard has been introduced. The currency of the Philippines now consists of paper and silver, maintained at par by a reserve of gold. I peso ( = }A gold dollar) equals 100 centavos (called centimo by the natives).
Silver Coins: the peso, medio peso (50 c.), peseta (20 c.), media peseta (10 c.); of these coins, the medio peso, peseta, and media peseta are legal tender to the amount of 20 pesos only.
Nickel Coins : the five centavos, legal tender to the amount of 20 pesos only.
Copper Coins: the centavo and medio centavo; the latter is scarcely ever in circulation.
Silver Certificates: the Treasury Certificates (t 2, 5,10, 20, 50, loo, and 5co) and the notes of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, formerly, Banco Epanol-Filipino (P5, 10, 20, 5A , 100, and 200).
The weights and measures used by the Government all belong to the metric system, though the old Spanish weights and measures, as well as the native scales and measurements, are still used to a
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