Pamphlets. Cuba Volume 3

Pamphlets. Cuba Volume 3

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...heavier than the value of the goods here in the United States. Make one low ad valorem rate on all machinery, including railway supplies. All the machinery for railways, etc., ought to be free in Cuba for many years to come. Mr. Kelly. During the continuance of the reciprocity treaty in the United States, when machinery and railway supplies generally were admitted at 1 per cent, the progress was greater than any other time in its history. 1 think the crop of Cuba during that time jumped from 000,000 tons to over 1,000,000 tons of sugar. Mr. Atkins. The first year of the reciprocity treaty, as far as I was able to learn from statistics published by the Spanish customhouse, which were very poor, the amount of imports from the United States was $11,000,000; the second year $17,000,000, and the last year of our reciprocity treaty with Cuba it amounted to $23,000,000. We wore able, owing to this treaty, to have the market largely to ourselves ui)on many articles. Mr. Kklly. During the year 1S94, while reciprocity was in vogue, I shipped $000,000 worth of machinery; during the four years since this treaty has been abandoned, I have not shipped $100,000 worth of machinery altogether. Heciprocity is out of existence and the machinery people are practically out of the business witli Cuba. There is little doing, practically nothing as compared with the marvelous business that was in vogue when the reciprocity was in force. Mr. Pesant. There were 209 sugar plantations grinding, and up to January of this year the insurgents or Spaniards have destroyed 81. All of them will not be rebuilt; that is out of the question, and some of the others want repairing. Sugar machinery has been taxed by weight. All the machinery in the future should be entered into Cuba ad...
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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659844X
  • 9781236598448