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Wealth against commonwealth

Wealth against commonwealth

by Henry Demarest Lloyd
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
2940023111933
Publisher:
New York, Harper
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NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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CHAPTER VIII "no!" There has never been any real break in the plans revealed, " partly born," " and buried " in 1872. From then till now, in 1893, every fact that has come to the surface has shown them in full career. If they were buried, it was as seed is— for a larger crop of the same thing. The people had made peace, in 1872, on the pledge of "perfect equality " on the highways. Hardly had they got back to their work when they began to feel the pinch of privilege again. The Pennsylvania road alone is credited with any attempt to keep faith, and that only "for some months." " Gradually," as a committee of the people wrote to the managers of the Pennsylvania Railroad, " the persons constituting the South Improvement Company were placed by the roads in as favorable a position as to rates and facilities as had been stipulated in the original contract with that company." ' As soon as pipe lines were proved practicable they were built as rapidly as pipes and men to put them in the ground could be had, but there was some lubricant by which they kept constantly slipping into bankruptcy. They were " frozen out," as one of their builders said, " summer as well as winter." By 1874-, twenty pipe lines had been laid in the oil country. Eighty per cent. of them died off in that and the following year.' The mere pipes did not die, they are there yet; but the ownership of the many who had built them died. There were conservatives in the field to whom competition 'Trusts, Congress, 1888, p. 363. Testimony. New York Assembly "Hepburn" Report, 1879, p. 1693. EQUALITY THAT DOES NOT EQUALIZE was as distasteful as to the socialists. To "overcome sue. competition," and to insure them " a full andregular" and " remunerative business " in pipe lines, in the language of t...

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