[Report of the United States Pacific Railway Commission and Testimony Taken by the Commission]

[Report of the United States Pacific Railway Commission and Testimony Taken by the Commission]

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...when it entered into competition with the Denver and Rio Grande?--A. I remember there were two or three parties here at the time, offering coke; I made my purchases from an Omaha house; it was Connellsville coke, and was furnished by way of Omaha. Q. You say that some arrangement was made between the two roads so that the Union Pacific Company was withdrawn and competition was withdrawn, and you were left to the price that the Denver and Rio Grande thought proper to charge for Leadville coke 1!--A. Yes, sir. Q. Is there any other circumstance besides the cost of your fuel and the rate of your wages that makes it more expensive to reduce the product here than in the valley?--A. That is all I know of. Q. Can you work to the same advantage all the year round that they can down there?--A. Our operations are somewhat more expensive during the winter months; there is no great difference, though--not enough to cut a figure. EXCESSIVE RATES. Q. Do you think the rate of $12 per ton for bullion excessive, as considered in comparison with similar services rendered under similar circumstances elsewhere?--A. I think $5 excessive, as to the ore. Q. Only as to the ore?--A. As to any article delivered from Leadville to our competitors in the valley. Q. But in view of the difficulties of approach and the cost of building the road and the profit that may be made for it, do you believe that $12 a ton for base bullion transported from here to the points you have named is an excessive and exorbitant rate?--A. That I cannot tell; I have no idea of the cost of operating a railroad; I can only make a comparison between the two articles--between bullion and ore. Q. The main ground of your complaint is, as I understand it, that the price fixed for the ore, without...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604970
  • 9781236604972