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Gold Mi?es.--Mr. Lloyd visited the gold mines of Santa Rita and Pequeni, both in the mountains of Porto-Bello, but could discover nothing but a few shafts, or rather holes, of little depth, which if they ever.were productive, seem now exhausted. He very much doubts, indeed, whether the places shown him as the mines are really those where (according to tradition) large quan- tities of ore were once obtained; and thinks that some decep- tion was employed,--probably to deceive the Spanish' govern- ment--when they were in activity. They are now almost aban- doned. IlL STATSSTtCS. The present department of the Isthmus is divided into two provinces, viz. Panama, which includes the Darien, and Veragua; and these again are divided into cantons, having a certain number of parishes in each, as follows, according to a census taken in PROVINCE OF PANAMA. CANTON OF PANAMA. .CANTO'?I OF LOS SANTOS. Panama, capital of depart- Los Santos, capital, distant ment . . 10;73o from Panam? fifty-three Parish of Pacora '657 leagues . 4318 ,, Chepo 1933 Parish ofParit, a . 2170 " Chiman 238 ,, Sn. Jos? de Per? 3142 " Sn. Juan 174 ,, Pocri ' 1930 " Cruces 1200 ., Macaiacas 2338 " Gorgona 549 ,, Las Tablas . 3577 " Taboga . . 543 ,, Baca-Monte, or ,, Pearl Islands 700 Sta. Barbara 1141 ,, Pedasi 1544 16,724 ,, Oc? . 1179 21,548 CAldrON OF CHOREERA. ?ANTON OP NATA. Chorrers., the capita], distant ?N'at/L, the capital, distant nineleagu.esfromPanam? 4000 forty-two leagues from Parish of Areyjan .... 834 Panam? . . 4?6? ,, Capita I000 Parish of Anton . 1281 ,, Sn. Carlog . 577 ,, Sta. Maria 2562 ,, Chame . . 1000 ,, Penonomg 864? ,, Ola . 300 7411 17,108 Dig,tiz?d by Google