The Cosmopolitan Volume 48

The Cosmopolitan Volume 48

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...deaths; the rate ran down in direct ratio yearly to two cases and one death in 1907, and by imported infection in 1908 rose to fort_v-two cases and twenty deaths. To this date this year (1909) there has been one case and no death. President Milan, of the Vera Cruz 8: Isthmus Railway, has achieved the same result along his line. Formerly his engineers, conductors, and brakemen died almost as rapidly as they were imported. In a division headquarters called Tierra Blanca there are hundreds and hundreds of graves of Americans. Mr. Milan cleaned everything, drained, fought mosquitoes, taught commonsense methods of living, discharged men who drank whiskey, and now has no more trouble, and his employees are as healthy and safe as if they lived in any modem community in the United States and have forgotten the taste of quinine. If a man is of sober habits, and has capital, either portion of Mexico offers extraordinary "ran "RAW MATERIAL" or SKILLED LABOR states, Americans are investing their money. Down the west coast it is the same. Americans are building the railways there; Americans are responsible for the deportation of the Yaquis, for our countrymen saw the richness of the Indians' lands, and now have them, and are selling farms from them to Americans. I ver_vwhere the Mexicans and the jungle are giving way to Americans with money. Climb into the Pullmans on any train of the Vera Cruz & Isthmus line, and from the starting point on the Gulf side to Salina Cruz on the Pacific, nine-tenths of the men in these cars are Americans, and are in one or more of the many luxuriant fields of enterprise. These trains as to speed areFifteenth Century Limiteds, but the comfortable rate of twentyfive miles an hour does not...
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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854020
  • 9781236854025