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SS City of Para

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San Franncsico, July 28, 1919 -- The Green Coffee Association of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce reports the following arrivals during July, with coffee consigned to members:

Date Ship Bags
July 5, 1919 SS City of Para 36,240
July 5, 1919 SS Nanking 13,742
July 8, 1919 SS San Antonio 6,253
July 8, 1919 SS Fairhaven 15,020
July 14, 1919 SS Centralia 5,509
July 18, 1919 SS Northland 17,206
July 24, 1919 Geo. W. Elder 22,071

...There were several coffee planters on the Pacific mail steamer City of Para, which recently arrived at San Francsico, including the "coffee crown prince of Nicaragua," and they declared that all the coffee of the central republic is not being shipped to Europe, as evidenced by the fact that 34,355 bags of their goods were in the holds of the City of Para. The "coffee crown prince of Nicaragua" is Roman Gonzales. His father is known as the "coffee king of Nicaragua."

Among the other coffee planters on the City of Para were Jose A. Salaverria, a Salvadorean, who brought his twon sons here to be placed in school; Eduardo Lacayo, a Nicaraguan, who is taking his daughter to London to complete her education, and Charles E. Morduant, of Mexico.

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