Inquiry Into Occupation and Administration of Haiti and Santo Domingo; Hearing[s] Before a Select Committee on Haiti and Santo Domingo, United States
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...you give us some statement whereby you can trace this revenue down to its source? For instance, I recall your statement the other day thai there was a 3-cent export tax on coffee. Of course, I assume that practically all of that conies from the peasant class. Now. have you a statement here itemizing those revenues or classifying those revenues which would. enable us to weigh your statement just made? Mr. Mcli.HENNY. I have not just in the way in which you nsk your question. Senator, but I can prepare it and submit it. Senator Pomebene. Do you not think, Mr. Chairman, that it would be well to have that submitted? The Chairman. Yes; Mr. Mcllhenny can send It to us at. his convenience. Mr. MclLHENNY. Thank you, sir; I will do that. Does that cover substantially your question, Senator? The Chairman. Yes. Are you going to take up the railroad contract presently? Mr. Mc!i, henny. No; that, is not on my list The Chairman. How much of a charge is that on the treasury: what is the obligation on the Haitian treasury under that concession, so called? Mr. MclLHENNY. We have at present a charge against the treasury of interest guaranteed and in arrears of, $1,700,071.29. The Chairman. Is that what they call a kilometrlc guaranty? Mr. McIi.HENNY. That is the arrenrs. The Chairman. No; but is the guaranty on the aggregate amount of the investment, or so much per kilometer of railway? Mr. MclLHENNY. It. is the guaranty, on the part of the Haitian Government, upon the completion of 20 kilometers of road. The Chairman. Each 20 kilometers? Mr. Mcli.HKXXY. Kadi 20 kilometers of road has bonds Issued by tin-railroatl company, and the Government of Haiti, under its contract of concession to the railroad, guarantees that interest. The Chairman. How many miles, of track.