Panama and what it Means

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Cassell, 1913 - Canal de Panama - 291 pages
 

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Page 156 - The canal shall be free and open to the vessels of commerce and of war of all nations observing these Rules, on terms of entire equality, so that there shall be no discrimination against any such nation, or its citizens or subjects, in respect of the conditions or charges of traffic, or otherwise. Such conditions and charges of traffic shall be just and equitable.
Page 171 - ... between the respective nations, most earnestly commends to the Governments of Colombia and of Panama the peaceful and equitable settlement of all questions at issue between them. He holds that he is bound not merely by treaty obligations, but by the interests of civilization, to see that the peaceful traffic of the world across the Isthmus of Panama shall not longer be disturbed by a constant succession of unnecessary and wasteful civil wars.
Page 131 - There are mountains, but there are also hands. Give me the resolve, and the task will be...
Page 84 - See Colonel Goethals, tell Colonel Goethals, It's the only right and proper thing to do. Just write a letter, or, even better, Arrange a little Sunday interview.
Page 153 - Whatever highway may be constructed across the barrier dividing the two greatest maritime areas of the world must be for the world's benefit, a trust for mankind, to be removed from the chance of domination by any single power, nor become a point of invitation for hostilities or a prize for warlike ambition.
Page 159 - The new Panama Canal Company has shown no disposition to sell its property to the United States. Should that Company be able and willing to sell, there is reason to believe that the price would not be such as would make the total cost to the United States less than that of the Nicaragua Canal.
Page 140 - The general policy of the United States concerning Central America is familiar to you. We desire to see the Isthmian routes opened and free for the commerce and intercourse of the world, and we desire to see the States of that region well governed and flourishing and free from the control of all foreign powers.
Page 159 - It is not free to grant the necessary rights to the United States, except upon condition that an agreement be reached with the New Panama Canal Company. The commission believes that such agreement is impracticable.
Page 159 - In view of all the facts, and particularly in view of all the difficulties of obtaining the necessary rights, privileges, and franchises on the Panama route, and assuming that Nicaragua and Costa Rica...
Page 84 - Dear sir, the commissary here," writes Mrs. Percy Jones, " Is charging me for porterhouse which ain't no more than bones, And, I assure you, Colonel, that the pork chops what they sell Is rotten. I enclose herewith a sample, just to smell." Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Dobbs are neighbors in a flat, And Mrs. Hobbs calls Mrs. Dobbs a dirty this and that. Then Mrs. Dobbs reciprocates, and maybe both are right, But in the end the Colonel has to arbitrate the fight. Don't hesitate to state your case, the boss...

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