Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review


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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

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Page 502 - The period of exclusiveness is past. The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem. Commercial wars are unprofitable. A policy of good will and friendly trade relations will prevent reprisals. Reciprocity treaties are in harmony with the spirit of the times ; measures of retaliation are not...
Page 502 - Our capacity to produce has developed so enormously, and our products have so multiplied that the problem of more markets requires our urgent and immediate attention.
Page 502 - In the furtherance of these objects of national interest and concern you are performing an important part. This exposition would have touched the heart of that American statesman whose mind was ever alert and thought ever constant for a larger commerce and a truer fraternity of the republics of the New World. His broad American spirit is felt and manifested here. He needs no identification to an assemblage of Americans anywhere, for the name of Blaine is inseparably associated with the Pan-American...
Page 931 - Treasury shall also obtain, through all sources accessible, including State and municipal sanitary authorities throughout the United States, weekly reports of the sanitary condition of ports and places within the United States, and shall prepare, publish, and transmit to...
Page 502 - We must encourage our merchant marine. We must have more ships. They must be under the American flag, built and manned and owned by Americans. These will not only be profitable in a commercial sense; they will be messengers of peace and amity wherever they go.
Page 137 - Art. 40. — Los efectos de las declaraciones de nulidad y de caducidad, son que las invenciones ó perfeccionamientos que hayan sido objeto de la patente, caigan bajo el dominio público. En caso de renuncia, si ésta se hubiere hecho en parte, sólo quedará bajo el dominio público la parte á la cual se renuncia, subsistiendo la patente en cuanto á lo demás.
Page 133 - Los principios ó descubrimientos científicos mientras sean meramente especulativos y no se traduzcan en máquina, aparato, instrumento, procedimiento ú operación mecánica ó química, de carácter práctico industrial.
Page 501 - We have a vast and intricate business, built up through years of toil and struggle...
Page 502 - If perchance some of our tariffs are no longer needed for revenue or to encourage and protect our industries at home, why should they not be employed to extend and promote our markets abroad? "Then, too, we have inadequate steamship service. New lines of steamers have already been put in commission between the Pacific coast ports of the United States and those on the western coasts of Mexico and Central and South America.
Page 504 - June 30, 1900, was 2.003 cents. For the preceding year it was 1.925 cents. The revenue per ton of freight per mile was 0.729 cent, while for 1899 it was 0.724 cent. An increase in earnings per train mile appears for both passenger and freight trains. The average cost of running a train one mile increased nearly 9 cents as compared with 1899.

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