Then began a vigorous fight against the position of the Service by the water-power interests.
Its only rival was water-power—and water-power is not everywhere.
If, now, energy from the water-power is to be transmitted over a distance of many miles, a new set of costs is to be met.
water-power companies and mill-owners are never careless of their interests.
The scope of the Federal jurisdiction is of first importance, because the water-power problem is, in the main, a National one.
There were plans for working the waggons along the line by water-power.
This energy, if derived from water-power, is all added to our assets instead of being lost.
Dams should be built to take advantage of every opportunity for water-power.
Steam-power soon became the chief reliance for sawing, but water-power will be largely used when the railroads penetrate inland.
Undoubtedly the water-power will be largely employed for flouring-mills.