Congressional Edition Volume 5055

Congressional Edition Volume 5055

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of the most important improvements upon whicn the development of the interior depends is the building of good roads. Within the last two or three years the people seem to realize the necessity of better roads, as the land is being rapidly cleared and worked for the cultivation of the maguey plant, sugar cane, and different cereals, besides the raising of cattle and the opening of mines. Improvement committees, assisted partly by the State, ranchers, miners, and owners of stage lines have taken hold of the matter and have accomplished an immense amount of work on the roads leading to the different seaports. Nearly all the freighting into the interior is done by "mule back," and the mule on this account is known as the "Mexican railroad." All heavy machinery has to be made in small pieces, weighing not over 300 pounds each. This is called "cargo," the freight charges being from 3 to 10 pesos, according to the condition of the roads and the distance, and in rainy seasons prices are double, as it is very difficult to obtain mules. FOREIGN TRADE. The total imports into Mazatlan for the fiscal year 1905 amounted to $1,498,295, an increase of $196,962 over 1904. The imports by classes were: Animal matter, $109,281; minerals, $436,759; vegetable matter, $186,652; textures, $285,488; chemical products, $125,631; wines and liquors, $72,442; paper and stationery, $52,984; machines, etc., $125,804, vehicles, $7,823; arms and explosives, $40,148, and sundries, $55,283. The total declared exports to the United States for the fiscal year 1905 amounted to $3,156,041, divided among the following principal articles: Copper, $21,326; istle, $30,312; ore, $225,515; precipitates, $51,004; shrimps, $13,620; coffee, $5,083; hides, more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236961811
  • 9781236961815