Special Report on Immigration: Accompanying Information for Immigrants Relative to the Price and Rentals of Land, Etc. To which are Appended Tables Showing the Average Weekly Wages Paid in the Several States and Sections for Factory, Mechanical, and Farm Labor; the Cost of Provisions, Groceries, Dry Goods, and House Rent in the Manufacturing Districts of the Country, in the Year 1869-'70

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Halaman 24 - July 2, 1864, chap. 217, and was thereby "authorized and empowered to lay out, locate, construct, furnish, maintain, and enjoy a continuous railroad and telegraph line, with the appurtenances, namely, beginning at a point on Lake Superior, in the state of Minnesota or Wisconsin, thence westerly, by the most eligible railroad route, as shall be determined by said company, within the territory of the United States, on a line north of the forty-fifth degree of latitude, to some point on Puget's sound...
Halaman 37 - When asked how he would make land in that remote northern wilderness available for the building of a road, he described the character of the climate, and showed that north of the forty-ninth degree of north latitude, and in valleys extending up to the fiftysixth degree, the climate was in summer as genial as that of southern Pennsylvania; and asserted emphatically that a railroad through that section would be less obstructed by snow than one through Central New York or Pennsylvania. His scheme was...
Halaman iv - I consider this estimate as correct as it can be ; and, assuming that- in this country subsistence costs about twice as much as in Germany, I do not think I shall be far from the truth in doubling Engel's estimates, and in assuming the expense of bringing up an American farmer or unskilled laborer for the first fifteen years of his life to average 100 thalers per year, or a total of 1,500 thalers, equal to about $1,500 currency. Following Dr. Engel's estimate, an American girl will be found to cost...
Halaman iv - It is only during this productive period that man is able to subsist on the result of his own labor. In the juvenile period he is dependent on the assistance of others, and in the aged period he has to live upon the accumulated fruits of the productive years. Whether or not the child in its first period lives at the expense of his parents, there must be means for its maintenance...
Halaman 44 - ... in endless variety, some of them of very peculiar form. One of them in particular of sulphur had built up a tall spire from the slope of the wall, standing out like an enormous horn, with hot water trickling down its sides. The creek ran on a bed of solid rock, in many places smooth and slippery, in others obstructed by masses of debris formed from the overhanging cliffs of the sulphuretted limestone above.
Halaman 25 - Congress assembled, that the Northern Pacific Railroad Company be, and hereby is, authorized to issue its bonds to aid in the construction and equipment of its road, and to secure the same by mortgage on its property and rights of property of all kinds and descriptions, real, personal and mixed, including its franchise as a corporation...
Halaman ii - ... pecuniary or material value of the foreign population who come yearly to this country is not inconsiderable, as no data are accessible by which it can be accurately ascertained. Indeed, the very attempt to do so may appear derogatory to the dignity of human nature. To regard a man merely as an...
Halaman 4 - On the caps of these dizzy height1;, mountain sheep and elk rest during the night. I followed down the stream on horseback, to where it breaks through the range, threading my way through the forest on game trails with little difficulty. Selecting the channel of a small creek and leaving the horses, I followed it down on foot, wading in the bed of the stream, which fell off at an angle of about 30░ between walls of gypsum. Private McConnell accompanied me.
Halaman 186 - PíSand arms of the sea provide safe anchorage for small craft, and where the forests are easy of access from navigable waters. In the interior of the State are many small mills erected for the purpose of supplying their own immediate neighborhoods, conducted solely with reference to that object. The varieties of timber adapted to general lumbering purposes are the red, white, and yellow fir, cedar, spruce, hemlock, and in some parts of the interior pine and larch.
Halaman i - Colonies at the commencement of the revolutionary war has generally been estimated at 3,000,000, and it is probable that as many as one-third of these were born on the other side of the Atlantic, while the parents of a large portion of the remainder were among the early immigrants.

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