Country Life Illustrated Volume 5

Country Life Illustrated Volume 5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the magistrates, clergy, and local solicitors form a very large proportion of the whole, and these elections are, in nearly all cases, the result of voluntary action by the electors. The fact is that the rural voters aie satisfied that those who were formerly the managing class in county and parish business are on the whole the best available, though they still prefer those who, unlike the farmers, are not the main employers of labour. This is only natural, and shows a certain discrimination. Each holiday-time brings more acutely before the London public the need for some thorough regulation of street traffic. For a day or two before Good Friday many of the roads to the principal termini were choked intermittently for ordinary vehicles, not by the cabs going to and returning from the stations, but by the obstruction caused by vans, goods, and standing carts and wains in the main arteries. There is no doubt that before iong "goods traffic' will have to be confined to one line of streets, to allow passenger traffic, which has the greatest need of sj eed, to go unimpeded along others. Meanwhile, a correspondent of the Times calls attention, in a sensible article, to the needless obstruction caused by vans and carts, or even cabs, which stand as long as they please either delivering goods or waiting to pick them up. These are really the worst offenders of all. In Piccadilly Circus, for instance, seven railway companies have booking offices. The result is that there are such a number of heavy vans that they cannot even stand sideways, but are all drawn up end on, and diminish the roadway by a whole length of a horse and van. In the narrow City streets matters are even worse. If Lord Kelvin were not among the safest and most practical of men of...show more

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  • Paperback | 884 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,547g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650336
  • 9781236650337