Congressional Serial Set Volume 5922

Congressional Serial Set Volume 5922

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...put under cultivation in the old Indian Territory country. There has been a great influx of population to western Texas, from the farms of Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, and various Eastern States, even the Southeastern States, where they could buy the land cheap, and put it in farms, but that is being devoted mostly to raising cotton. The fact is that I want to express to the committee the opinion that there is no remedy that the law could apply unless you can repeal the law of supply and demand. If the law of supply and demand can be repealed, then you might do something, but until somebody finds a scheme to do that, it is perfectly impossible, because every remedy that should be attempted, like taking the tariff off of cattle, for example, that has been proposed in turn produces the very result you are trying to get away from now. If you were to take the tariff off of import cattle, that would flood this country with Mexican cattle, it would break the market throughout the country and break a good many men; it will put men out of business. Senator Crawford. Well, wouldn't the quarantine put them out if the tariff was taken off? Mr. Cowan. Oh, no; they are shipping in to-day and paying the tariff. All of the steer cattle that can be bought in that part of Mexico that is above the quarantine line, down on the Mexican Central, below El Paso, they are buying and shipping in cattle, all that they can buy, and paying whatever the tariff amounts to, $3 or $4 a head, I think. But as to that country that is south of the quarantine line; if the tariff were taken off, the construction that is given to the present law prohibiting the importation of cattle infected with disease would prohibit these being brought in. Whether that construction is correct...show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543467
  • 9781236543462