This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...to build the Shanhaikuan extension to the Taling river, Niuchwang and vicinity. As for the Canton-Hankau and Hankau-Peking lines, full ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...to build the Shanhaikuan extension to the Taling river, Niuchwang and vicinity. As for the Canton-Hankau and Hankau-Peking lines, full control had been granted the Head Commercial company to find ways and means for the construction of these railways, and matters appear to be now taking definite shape in this connection. Then as to mines, we have the Kaiping colliery and the Miho--Amur--gold mines as the most successful, so far, among the many mining enterprises embarked upon, and we have already further commanded those in control to seize every opportunity to extend the works of the two mines above noted. We are, however, apprehensive, in view of the number of provinces in the empire and the various conditions of men who will attempt to open mines of all sorts in the future, that a diversity of methods and ensuing confusion will be the result, which would, of course, be detrimental to the principal object we have, of getting the fullest advantages obtainable out of each and every undertaking in this direction. It is therefore highly important that there should be a central bureau to direct, under a single system, the working and exploitation of mines and railways in the empire, and we hereby command that a bureau of control for railways and mines be established in Peking, to the chief commissionerships of which we now specially appoint two ministers of the Tsungli Yamen, namely, Wang Wenahao and Chang Yin-huan. The said chief commissioners shall from henceforth have special control over the opening of mines and construction of railways throughout the empire, and companies formed for the above purposes will in future be required to apply to the said commissioners for permission and guidance in their operations." In the province of Shanli a British syndi...Read Less
Very good. Bancroft Company, New York, NY, 1912. Revised Ed, VG+, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8", 549pp(Index). "Revised and reprinted 1912". Ink owner name, date inside front cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Covers & top page end gold gilt are in fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
8vo. viii, 738 pp. Illust. half-title w/ Margaret Armstrong design, map. Blue cloth, gilt lettrng (mnr rubbng, slght bmpng to couple crnrs, edgewear), VG-. Revised edition of this installment in Bancrofts series of the History of the Americas. He has included an extensive section on the Spanish-American war, the Philippine insurrection, Hawaii, the South Pacific, encompassing as well Spanish history in the Pacific, California, and more.
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