Mobile, Her Trade, Commerce and Industries, 1883-4: Manufacturing Advantages, Business and Transportation Facilities, Together with Sketches of the Principal Business Houses and Manufacturing Concerns in the "Gulf City". (Google eBook)

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J.E. Land, 1884 - Special collections - 127 pages
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Page 10 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 36 - A small quantity of manufactured produce purchases a great quantity of rude produce. A trading and manufacturing country, therefore, naturally purchases with a small part of its manufactured produce a great part of the rude produce of other countries; while, on the contrary, a country without trade and manufactures is generally obliged to purchase, at the expence of a great part of its rude produce, a very small part of the manufactured produce of other countries.
Page 51 - Report of the Philadelphia Board of Trade. After alluding to the canals, railroads, and other improvements, connected with the city, together with those in contemplation, it goes on to say : "It is to be hoped that Philadelphia will not be content with what she has done. Her commercial destiny exacts something more than self-complacent reflections on what she has accomplished ; for surely, if there is a spot on the face of the habitable globe, on which Nature, in the collocation and accumulation...
Page 51 - ... whether commercial men or not find them, as they will, with rare exceptions, homogeneous as a population, of purely American conservative sentiment, untainted by the fanaticism and disloyalty which exists in one direction, and oppressed by none of the social institutions which exist in another ; if capital from abroad, following the most purely selfish instinct, were to come here, seeking investments, nowhere could they be found more secure than in the internal commerce, the manufactures,...
Page 51 - ... destiny exacts something more than self-complacent reflections on what she has accomplished ; for surely, if there is a spot on the face of the habitable globe, on which Nature, in the collocation and accumulation of her stores of mineral and agricultural wealth, has smiled benignantly and munificently, it is on this city. If intelligent foreigners, having the control of European capital, could be induced to scale the walls by which the pretensions of neighbouring communities endeavour to hide...
Page 51 - ... city. If intelligent foreigners, having the control of European capital, could be induced to scale the walls by which the pretensions of neighbouring communities endeavour to hide us from view, and come here and examine for themselves the resources and capabilities of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania study, as suspiciously as they please, the social and moral character of her citizens, whether commercial men or not find them, as they will, with rare exceptions, homogeneous as a population,...
Page 59 - Extra," a copy of which is appended to this sketch as evidence of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens : Daily Journal.
Page 51 - ... collocation and accumulation of her stores of mineral and agricultural wealth, has smiled benignantly and munificently, it is on this city. If intelligent foreigners, having the control of European capital, could be induced to scale the walls by which the pretensions of neighbouring communities endeavour to hide us from view, and come here and examine for themselves the resources and capabilities of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania study, as suspiciously as they please, the social and moral...
Page 12 - ... and to die. The world has furnished no resting place for the drone. " In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," was the language of the curse, and for ages upon ages man has toiled beneath it.
Page 46 - ... concerned in knowing that Philadelphia is the leading producer of those Staple Goods which, by their intrinsic value and low price, are specially adapted to the wants of the people of the Middle, Western, and Southern States. PHILADELPHIA AND ITS MANUFACTURES. MANUFACTURES-CAUSES OF EMINENCE IN, THE term Manufacture, in its derivative sense, signifies making by hand. Its modern acceptation, however, ip directly the reverse of its original meaning; and it is now applied particularly to those...

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