Private issues (El Triunfo)
On 10 April Ortega asked the Presidentes Municipales of Todos Santos, Santiago, San José del Cabo and El Triunfo what quantities of vales for 5c, 10, 20c and 50c each businessman neededABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106. El Triunfo replied with the following request
|Sixto M Aramburo||$100.00|
|Felipe J Estrada||20.00|
|Han Liy y Ca||50.00|
|Antonio R Amador||10.00|
|Tranquilina de Mendoza||10.00|
|Juan B. Cota||10.00|
Francisco G Cota already had enough moneyABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106.
On 14 April La Paz told the Subprefecto Político, Francisco Ramos, that if decree núm 7 had been complied with, paper currency would not be in the public’s hands. It should insist that employers paid workers with currency in general circulation, and that merchants did not give local vales as change but kept them to exchange for bonos of the Jefatura Política. Businesses could make provisional handwritten vales of five, ten and twenty centavos for change, subject to printing and validating them properly. In this way it should stop the circulation of local valesABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106. On the same day in another telegram Ortega confirmed his earlier message and ordered the Subprefecto Político to let his office know the number of local vales in the hands of the poor. The next day he would send bonos for businesses to exchange for vales of the JefaturaABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106
On 20 April the following had asked for bonos, with deposits in the SubprefecturaABCS, Gobernación, vol. 647 2.2, exp. 38
|Carlos Mendosa de San Antonio||$200.00|
|Antonio Maria Cota||76.00|
and on 21 AprilABCS, Gobernación, vol. 647 2.2, exp. 38
|Adela de Orantes||$15.00|
On 23 April La Paz sent the $1,355.00 in bonos to cover
|Adela de Orantes||$15.00|
|Carlos Mendosa de San Antonio||200.00|
|Antonio Maria Cota||75.00||$655.00|
|For discretionary exchange||700.00|
|$1,355.00ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 647 2.2, exp. 38|
On 23 April the Subprefecto Político, F. Ramos, reported that the following had asked for authorisation to issue vales of 5c, 10c and 20c.
|Francisco G Cota||35.00|
|Han Ley y Compañía||40.00|
|Juan y Carlos Ojeda||50.00|
|Sixto M. Aramburo (Carniceria)||40.00|
|Placido Cota||40.00||$385.00ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 647 2.2, exp. 38|
On 8 May the government printers sent the Jefatura Política $500 in notes issued by the Sanjudines (sic) Reduction Co., in accordance with the 31 March agreementABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150. The Sanjuanes (or San Juanes) reduction mill was located in San Antonio. These comprised
|San Juanes Reduction Co.||1,000||5c||$50.00||$500.00|
The plant would have been closed by this time, so the notes were for local commerce rather than paying wages.
On 20 May the government printing office (Imprenta del Gobierno) sent details of the vales it had printedABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 letter F M González, Director to Secretario of Jefatura Política, 20 May 1915. They included for El Trunfo and San Antonio
|Sixto M. Arámburo||$200.00|
|Antonio Ma. Cota||200.00|
|The Sanjuanes Reduction Co||500.00|
The catalogues list but do not illustrate a 5c vale from Sixto M. Aramburu 5c, dated June 1915.
On 22 January 1916 the Presidente Municipal of Triunfo, F. G. Cota, reported that Sixto M Arámburo and Carlos (Charles) Benton had asked for authorisation to print vales, the first for $500 and the second for $1,000. They would be backed by bank notes ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190. He was told he could authorise each to issue $250, fully guaranteed, of merely local circulation, and valid for 90 days ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190. Charles Benton then telegraphed Angulo that $250 was not enough and asked if they could validate the $1,000 that he had had printed ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190.He was asked to send an example of his vales to the Comandancia Militar, and to provide the Tesorería Municipal with $1,000 in banknotes ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190.