Bradstreet's Weekly; A Business Digest Volume 5

Bradstreet's Weekly; A Business Digest Volume 5

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... Commerce should have been constituted as it is. Whatever the motives which controlled the organization of the committee, the fact remains that it is substantially a railroad committee, and that there is practically no prospect that the committee will ever report to the House for passage a bill which will be seriously opposed by corporate interests. An examination of the membership of the committee shows very clearly that they incline to the corporation side. There is one member, for instance, who is pretty well known to be friendly to the Central and Union Pacific interests; another member is a prominent director in the Standard Oil Company; another has large interests in railroads; another is president and almost sole owner of one railroad; still another is an active railroad director; another is known to be very friendly to the Pennsylvania road; another one to the Chicago it Northwestern. As a matter of fact, Mr. Reagan, of Texas, stands alone upon the committee in favor of aggressive legislation upon the transportation question. Many think that his views are extreme, and that, if carried into effect, they would result in very serious injury to the producing portions of the country. Mr. Washburn, of Minnesota, for instance, who is a member of the Commerce Committee, says that, if the principle of the Reagan bill should be put into operation, it would reduce the value of agricultural lands in Wisconsin and in many other portions of the west from $30 and $50 to the dead level of from $2 to $5 per acre. The railroad men have had their day in committee, and now the advocates of the various transportation measures in the House are to be heard. 'There are eight bills upon this subject which propose, in various forms and in wavs more or less direct, more

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  • Paperback | 860 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,506g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516478
  • 9781236516473