The Southern Workman Volume 31-34

The Southern Workman Volume 31-34

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...in proportion to the efficiency of that labor. Much depends on teaching the masses of people better methods of doing the kind of work which they are engaged in it at present, and training them in other valuable lines of work, of which they are at present ignorant. Let us make of them creatures of larger wants with better facilities to supply those wants. Economic wealth, no one will deny, is conducive to better living. To obtain that wealth, these people must work. Furthermore, it has been found that the most industrious people usually belong to the better and more elevated class of citizens and are the most moral. Here, nature has done her share. The Philippine Islands are very rich in natural resources. Especially is this true of the fertility and productivity of the soil. The land will continue to produce abundant crops for a large number of years without the extensive use of fertilizing agents. Tobacco, sugar, rice, hemp, and cocoanuts should be raised in vastly larger quantities and with less expenditure of time and energy than at present. Fruits could be planted in abundance. Stock-raising would in all probability be a profitable enterprise. At this time, an enormous extent of well-situated land is practically waste when considered in the light of improvements. There can be no question that these islands are rich in agricultural possibilities. The forests are also very valuable. The timber supplies are vast. Out of a total area of seventy million acres, the forestry area is estimated at forty-eight million acres in the Philippine Islands. Out of these forty-eight million acres of woodland, there are at least, by a very conservative estimate, twenty million acre.s of virgin forests. Many of the most expensive hard woods are found...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935721
  • 9781236935724