Reports from the Consuls of the United States; Vol. XXXVII. Nos. 132, 133, 134, and 135. Months

Reports from the Consuls of the United States; Vol. XXXVII. Nos. 132, 133, 134, and 135. Months : September, October, November, and December, 1891

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...yet determined upon the system or systems to be used, but are moving actively in the matter; and, when all preliminaries are settled, they will call for tenders for the construction of the plant. There being no gas plant in town, electricity will surely find its way into commercial houses and dwellings as the principal illuminant, and will not be confined to the streets and public buildings. The town council also contemplates the construction of about 3 or 4 miles of tramway along a road level in most parts and with easy grades and long curves. There seems no reason why this tramway can not utilize the electric current as'its motive power. First-class coal of colonial production can be readily obtained in any quantity for about $5 per ton. Although the electric light and tramway schemes are as yet only in the committee stage, they are nevertheless definitely decided upon, and this report, incomplete as it is now, will be supplemented by a fuller one when the town council formally announce their policy and their conditions in reference to tenders. REPORT BY CONSULAR AGENT IJOLLIS, OF DURBAN (PORT NA TAL). In a previous report upon Durban, or Port Natal, as it is sometimes called, I made mention of the facilities of the port for the safe anchorage of vessels and of the appliances for quick loading and discharging of cargo. I have now to deal with the facilities which Durban offers as a coaling port, and will state here that, in my opinion, Durban is destined to become one of the most important of the coaling ports in the southern hemisphere. In the interior of the colony of Natal large beds of coal have been found, and a number of mines have already been opened, the principal one of which is that of the Dundee (Natal) Coal Company, limited...
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