Algiers In 1857; Its Accessibility, Climate, And Resources Described With Especial Reference To…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEdward William Lewis Davies

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... CHAP. V. THE SETTLERS. THE KABYLES.--THE MARABOUTS.--SAFE TRAVELLING IN THE COLONY. With the exception of the Mahonese, the colonists of Algeria are not a thriving race; but the causes of failure are attributable to no want of fertility in the soil nor of industry in the cultivators. The French Government has not been sufficiently liberal in its concessions, either with regard to the produce of the country or the establishment of the settlers in their new possessions. In this case, long and tedious delays in obtaining the necessary title to an estate keep the occupier unsettled and his capital insecure: and then certain conditions are imposed requiring the farmer to raise so many buildings and to plant so many trees within a given time; which conditions, if not fulfilled, subject him to the loss not only of the farm but of the money which he has already expended upon it. In the other, such men as our free-trade leaders are wanted in the French Chambers to represent the interests of Algeria, to give life and buoyancy to the colony. Labour is very high, and consequently the necessaries of life are high also. But the propinquity of the colony to the mother country is perhaps the greatest drawback of all. No sooner does the settler become disgusted with his new abode than he turns his face homewards: he stands on the edge of the blue sea, with nothing but it between him and his home, and, in imagination, he almost sees his native hills; and he does see the vessels which conveyed him and his friends from their native port returning almost daily to the same not far-distant haven. The thought is father to the act; a few francs pay for his berth, and in forty-eight hours he is again in France. Our colonists cannot gratify their whims in this way; theirs is a life...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... CHAP. V. THE SETTLERS. THE KABYLES.--THE MARABOUTS.--SAFE TRAVELLING IN THE COLONY. With the exception of the Mahonese, the co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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