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Page 520 - it must be self-supporting. They are contented with slower steamers, as long as they know that swifter boats lose money. They proceed logically by the double method of labor and thrift." Our government unquestionably has a duty to perform in this matter. It owes a fostering care to every national enterprise,
Page 520 - aid from the government. The keen and philosophical observer from whom we have already quoted unfolds the secret of the success of the English steamers in a few words which deserve to be carefully pondered. He says: " Solvency is in the ideas and mechanism of an Englishman. The Crystal Palace is not considered honest until it pays; — no matter how much convenience, beauty, or
Page 552 - mile on each side of said railroad line, as said company may adopt, through the Territories of the United States, and ten alternate sections of land
Page 46 - the navigation of the lower St. Lawrence, justified the belief that the supply of Canadian wants might be once more made by sea, and the benefits of this commerce obtained for our own merchants and forwarders. Under this conviction it was determined by the Government to apply the
Page 58 - English goods is quite indemnified by the decreased cost at which our canals, railways and steamships enable them now to be delivered throughout the Province, and that if the question were one of competition with Canadian manufacturers, the English exporter is quite as well off as before, while as compared with the American, his position is greatly improved.
Page 552 - Every alternate section of public land, not mineral, designated by odd numbers, to the amount of twenty alternate sections
Page 40 - speak for them all, with such exceptions as must be made when speaking for any entire population, when I make the assertion that no considerations of finance, no question of balance for or against them upon interchanges of commodities, can have any influence upon the loyalty of the
Page 52 - from the headlands or extreme points of land next to the sea of the coast, or of the entrance of the bays.
Page 40 - I know that it has been asserted by some, and I have heard it said since I came to this Convention, that if the Reciprocity treaty is annulled the British Provinces will be so cramped that they will be compelled to seek annexation to the United States. I beg