Practical Farming; A Treatise On Present Farming Conditions & How To Improve Them

Paperback | May 20, 2014

bySamuel Waters Allerton, Samuel Waters Allerton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...control. What will the result be? A great national debt will be piled up. As an illustration, think what it costs the Government to do any public work. The Government has been fifteen years digging the Hennepin Canal, which is only ninety miles long and sixty feet wide--and no boat can draw over four feet--and is costing millions of dollars. The farmers of Henry County are digging a ditch 22 miles long, 100 feet wide, and n feet deep for $400,000. They could have dug the Hennepin Canal in two years for one-fourth the amount it will cost the Government to do the work. Politicians are circulating a petition to get Congress to appropriate' money to build a ship canal down the Illinois River, which would fill up with sand every spring and be another Hennepin Canal, and practically of no use to anyone. Canals are obsolete. Every intelligent man knows that a double-track electric freight railroad, to run at the rate of twenty miles per hour, would haul the products from Chicago to New Orleans for less than it would cost to tow a barge up the river against the current. A double-track electric road would not cost one-tenth as much as a ship canal, and this would be business--not sentiment. When they had the ship canal completed, costing untold millions, with its locks and water-power, people would want bread. The locks would prohibit the reclaiming of millions of acres of the richest land in the world. These locks would have to come out. A great national debt means taxation. Government Ownership and Government control means that the individual energy of the nation will be broken. We would be retrograding--would be a nation of taxpayers controlled by Government officials, and our individual independence would be destroyed. The great men of our...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...control. What will the result be? A great national debt will be piled up. As an illustration, think what it cos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217249671

ISBN - 13:9780217249676

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