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Pure Oil Trust vs. Standard Oil Company
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Pure Oil Trust vs. Standard Oil Company

United States Industrial Commission

Published by General Books | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. TESTIMONY OF MR. LEWIS EMERY, JR., A STOCKHOLDER IN THE PURE OIL COMPANY. Mr. Lewis Emery, Jr., of Bradford, McKean county, Pennsylvania, a prominent member of the Pure Oil Trust, appeared before the commission on September 11 and 12, 1899. The testimony of Mr. Emery related almost exclusively to past conditions and was practically a mere repetition of what he had testified to on other occasions. He reviewed the career of the South Improvement Company and its contract with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, these occurrences being 28 years in the past, the methods pursued by the South Improvement Company having been condemned by Standard Oil witnesses. Much of Mr. Emery's testimony consisted of complaints in regard to petty annoyances he had encountered in competition. His testimony was at times amusing. He complained because the Standard Oil Company had cut prices of their product when he met its agents in competition, and yet acknowledged, when a direct question was put to him, that he pursued the same method himself, both when in competition with the Standard Oil and other companies. He said he found that the only way he could sell his oil to the customers of the Standard Oil Company was to cut the price, and in justification of his act, remarked: "It is trade; it is commerce." Yet he was greatly aggrieved that his competitors did not continue to offer their oil at a little higher price than that at which he was selling, which doubtless would have been a very clever thing for them to have done, and would have made his lot an exceedingly happy one. Mr. Emery was evidently prospering in business, as he said that if his refinery could produce five times the amount of refined oil it was turning out when he testified, he could sell it all "at good pri...

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Book: Pure Oil Trust vs. Standard Oil Company
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ISBN-13: 9781458960146
Product Code 9781458960146
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012-01-01
Publisher: General Books
Number of Pages: 00454
Language: English

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