Boot and Shoe Recorder Volume 54

Boot and Shoe Recorder Volume 54

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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. 1909-01 edition. Excerpt: ...idea and all are closely in touch with the needs of dealers who desire good shoes. THE FARMER'S HAPPY LOT He Has Money to Buy Everything He Wants There, are about 6,000 farms'in the United States, an_d.aJter division-is made among them in will be 'found_tl_1at the average amount for each farm is about $920. This is a comfortable sum for the living of a family, whic__h. has_liouse rent and a grc-at, er_part of the food consumed thrown '/in.' The agriculturalpopulation-of 'the'United States is about 25,000,000 persons; that is, there are 10,381,765 employed agriculture, and the rest, nearly 15,000,000, are dependent on them. If the earnings on the farm, over and above the a, _rn, ot_m_t_ fcdtto livestock, should be' divided-eoually among tl1osewho"haye_ to_livg l on it, each one would have $245. The value of the crop_ of 19p8, as estimated by, '-the secretary of_._agricu_lture, .is_ about, dou_bie5that of-1900, '_;iccording to the census of tihatiyear. We have seen that by dividinghp this great crop among those who have to live upon it' the-fi'g'uies begin to appear not so big, after all. And yet.they are.big_' enough to make the farmer very prosperous and contented. In recent years he has paid off hi_s mortgages and has opcned_a, bank acco, unt, _._., He lives comfortably and although a portion of the year he wo'rks_;vcry, -hard, yet he has more leisure during _the_ twelve months, tha_n most men in other--------.-.-'-----------' BRAGGING ADVERTISEMENTS Gross Exaggcration and Flamboyant Homing The loud-mouthed individual who is constantlyiexpatiating-On his own greatness is soon set down as an idle braggart and all of his statements are taken at a proper discount. The same r,11_le applies with _cqual...show more

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  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,048g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830474
  • 9781236830470