The Contamination of Iron
Railways, Steam-power, Animal Behaviour, Commerce, Charlatanry
Draws comparisons between horses and railways. Regards both as 'Temples of Dishonesty' and insists that 'as railways have superseded horses' so 'the roguery of the one should in time supplant the roguery' of the other. Adds that 'as a steam-engine goes much faster than a racer, it was only to be expected that railways, in the race of dishonesty, would certainly run considerably a-head of horses'.
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