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CHAPTER XI.

The American railroad system in Mexico—Its influence in promoting internal order and good government—Remarkable illustration of the influence of the railroad in developing domestic industry—The kerosene-lamp a germ of civilization—Commercial supremacy of the Germans in Mexico—Mexican credit system—Trade advantages on the part of the United States—Inaptitude of Americans for cultivating foreign trade—American products most in demand in Mexico—Weakness of argument in opposition to the ratification of a commercial treaty—Adverse action of Congress—Reasons offered by the Committee of Ways and Means—Interest of the Protestant Church of the United States in the treaty—Conclusion

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