Congressional Edition Volume 4359

Congressional Edition Volume 4359

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...than in many other countries, as Haitian cotton, once planted, will continue to produce for twenty years without replanting, requires little care or cultivation, and the staple is very fair. In other countries, it has to be planted and cultivated yearly, while the only expense here is the gathering, ginning, and baling. SUGAR. The three sugar-making establishments continue to give satisfaction, and arc increasing their production. There is, so far, no refined sugar made; only the granulated brown sugar, used entirely for home consumption. One of the establishments has recently renewed its machinery, introducing some of the latest improvements. The excessive drought of last year has been a serious drawback to the industry, but with the favorable season, a much larger supply and, in all probability, a better grade may be expected. The manufacture of sugar in the few past years has very sensibly affected the importation of white cut loaf sugar, especially the beet-root product. TOBACCO. Some interest is being taken in the cultivation of tobacco. As yet, it is being done only on a small scale, except at one large establishment which started some three years ago, where the planting has increased yearly and a factory for making cigars and cigarettes has been erected. The tobacco produced here is considered in the United States, Germany, England, and France to be of very fine quality. There will, no doubt, be more interest taken in this product, and it will soon become a new item of export. I will state that the establishment mentioned in the preceding paragraph has received very valuable instruction in the cultivation and curing of tobacco from the publications of the Department of Agriculture at Washington. These instructions were textually...
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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894235
  • 9781236894236