Consular Reports; Commerce, Manufactures, Etc Volume 268-271

Consular Reports; Commerce, Manufactures, Etc Volume 268-271

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Works is pushing the work of widening it. There is under consideration a new system for mechanical towing of boats by electric engines. Contracts for the work will not be made before the latter part of 1903. ' 1 cubic meter of water equals about 214 gallons. Rock-Salt Mine in Belgium.--Consul G. W. Roosevelt writes from Brussels, under date of November 20, 1902: According to a communication to the Society of Archaeology of Brussels, recent borings near Beeringen have resulted in the discovery of a mine of rock salt at a depth of about 3,000 feet. This is expected to add greatly to the commercial wealth of the country. Changes in Persian Custom-Houses.-Under date of November 3, 19o2, Minister Griscom, of Teheran, sends translation of a note from the Persian Minister of Foreign Affairs, which states that the custom-houses situated on the Karun River have been taken out of the hands of the leaseholders and made a department of the Ministry of Customs. A director has been appointed by the Government to reside at Mohammerah, where the customs duty for that region will in future be collected. The offices at Shuster, Dizful, and other places have been closed. Completion Of Pacific C3.blc.--Consul-General P. Bray reports from Melbourne, November 4, 1902, that the Pacific cable from Australia to London has been completed. The cable is entirely through British territory, and the sections are as follows: Vancouver to Fanning Island, 3,240 nautical miles; Fanning Island to Fiji, 2,093 miles; Fiji to Norfolk Island, 96: miles; Norfolk Island to Brisbane, 834 miles; Norfolk Island to New Zealand, 537 miles. Scarcity Of Wheat in Australia.---Consul-General. P. Bray reports from Melbourne, November 3, 1902, that there is a serious shortage in the grain...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876016
  • 9781236876010