Memorial and Proceedings of the River and Harbor Improvement Convention

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Ohio Valley Press, 1886 - 68 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 28 - The title thus held is subject to the paramount right of navigation, the regulation of which, in respect to foreign and interstate commerce, has been granted to the United States.
Σελίδα 18 - Our coal mines have been sometimes called the Black Indies ; and it is certain that they have conferred a thousand times more real advantage on us than we have derived from the conquest of the Mogul empire, or than we should have reaped from the dominion of Mexico and Peru.
Σελίδα 18 - ... situated in other respects, not plentifully supplied with this mineral, need hope to rival those that are, in most branches of manufacturing industry.
Σελίδα 22 - ... basin varies directly with the geological height of the vein. Unfortunately I was not enabled to apply this test, but it is a matter of great interest, if by careful analyses, we can determine the relative ages of coal beds of the same field, and possibly even of different fields. Some of the above coals make an excellent coke suitable for blast furnace use, and as some of them are dry burning coals that do not coke, they would probably work raw in the furnace. Judging from the analyses alone...
Σελίδα 54 - The average distance between the river and railroad being alniut 20 or 25 miles, they are substantially competing lines, and whenever the river is navigable for large boats, a brisk competition ensues, and freight charges are low. River improvements, then, that will have the effect to make this competition continual, will affect the entire commerce of the Tombigbee Valley, whether the actual transit is made by rail or river. That is to say, the whole business of the Tombigbee Valley, amounting in...
Σελίδα 54 - When there was no river competition the rates by railroad were $3.25 per bale. During the lowwater season fully one-third of the crop is sent to market at high rates; hence, with the river improved so as to be navigable, at all seasons, there might be expected a saving of at least...
Σελίδα 54 - During the lowwater season fully one- third of the crop is seut to market at high rates; hence, with the river improved so as to be navigable at all seasons, there might be expected a saving of at least $1.50 per bale on 90,000 bales, amounting to $135,000, with reductions on up freight enough to raise that amount to $150,000. This may be regarded the minimum annual revenue to be derived by the community after the completion of the Tombigbee Eiver improvement.
Σελίδα 54 - ... 20 or 25 miles, they are substantially competing lines, and whenever the river is navigable for large boats, a brisk competition ensues, and freight charges are low. River improvements, then, that will have the effect to make this competition continual, will affect the entire commerce of the Tombigbee Valley, whether the actual transit is made by rail or river. That is to say, the whole business of the Tombigbee Valley, amounting in round numbers to 270,000 bales of cotton, worth .$13,500,000,...
Σελίδα 21 - ... two above the reach of high water. It is this part of the great Warrior Basin that is most accessible by water. In it may be found all classes of bituminous coals, and it is thought to be the only part of the field in which cannel coal has been discovered. Its mineral wonders are almost incredible. " Notwithstanding the definite character and value of the information presented here, no one feels more sensibly than I do how very inadequately it represents this magnificent formation," wrote Professor...

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