Pure Oil Trust vs. Standard Oil Company; Being the Report of an Investigation by the United States Industrial Commission Volume 3

Pure Oil Trust vs. Standard Oil Company; Being the Report of an Investigation by the United States Industrial Commission Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Standard Oil Company is not entitled to the credit of being a benefactor and of cheapening this product; not at all. Wails come up from every State in this Union; they are coming up from New Mexico at the present time, and from Nebraska and Texas and the other States, on account of the exorbitant prices and the poor quality of petroleum. You have read them--all of you. You have read to-day how the attorney-general of Nebraska has complained' to the courts, and is having these people appear; And look at the condition of things. Laws are passed by the several States of this Union against the encroachments on the rights of the people, and when it comes to appropriate money for carrying out those laws there is some way in which they are hindered, and they say to the farmer (these third house men, these lobbyists): ' "If you have any appropriation that will put this law into effect all' right; but you are going to increase your taxes by doing that." The result is that it is struck from the appropriation lists--that which should enable the attorney-generals of the several States to enforce these laws, and an attorney-general said in an article just a short time ago: "I have to put my hand in my own pocket in Nebraska to pay the necessary fees to bring this suit." No appropriation. Whenever legislation cannot be stopped against these people, they go to the next resort and stop the appropriation; so that when the law does go upon the statute books it cannot be carried out because of lack of appropriation. I do not say who does it, but I say it; is a fact; I say it is the case. 'Black faced type indicates matter omitted, in the course of editing, from the official report. Vice-Chairman PHILLIPS. Now, will...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905555
  • 9781236905550