Investigation of the Department of the Interior and of the Bureau of Forestry; In Thirteen Volumes Volume 8-9

Investigation of the Department of the Interior and of the Bureau of Forestry; In Thirteen Volumes Volume 8-9

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... t e present President, a very able address delivered in October, 1908, and it is his statement of what conservation is and of why it is a paramount public interest that I adopt for purposes of my argument. Now, I am perfect well aware, Mr. Chairman, that there are those who look upon the conservation programme as the dream of a doctrinaire. I know that there are many who think that there is no real distinction between things that have only a phonetic relation, conservation and conversation. I rather suspect that my friend Mr. Vertrees is one of these. But there is a younger generation of Americans who see the distinction, and who have laid firm hold upon the doctrine for which Mr. Pinchot stands, and they do not propose to be affected by the ridicule of those who are older but not necessaril wiser than they. I also s ould like to say before I proceed with the specific consideration of my first point, that it is not improbable that, in some quarters, one who discusses the fidelity of a public servant would be met by the inquiry, "What was there in it for the public servant 'l" with the obvious implication that unless there is vulgar graft there is nothing to condemn. I am sure that no such inquiry will be made in this presence. I know that there are multitudes of people who would be bitterly disappointed if it were to turn out that a body of picked men re resenting the Senate and the House of the United States should ave no other criterion of oflicial conduct than the presence or absence of criminal guilt. What I have to say on this first point may be considered under four subheads. I shall speak, in the first place, of the people's ower sites; in the second place, of the eop1e's coal; in the thlrd p ace, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,157g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982479
  • 9781236982476