E. H. Harriman: a biography, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922 - Transportation - 842 pages
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Page 81 - That the Commission hereby created shall have authority to inquire into the management of the business of all common carriers subject to the provisions of this act, and shall keep itself informed as to the manner and method in which the same is conducted...
Page 400 - Pacific more than $130,000,000 in the securities of nine different railway companies, whose lines covered almost the whole country from ocean to ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf. The several amounts of stocks thus bought were as follows: Atchison, Topeka & Santa F6, preferred.
Page 265 - That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to enter into any contract, agreement, or combination with any other common carrier or carriers for the pooling of freights of different and competing railroads, or to divide between them the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings of such railroads, or any portion thereof...
Page 82 - And in case of disobedience to a subpoena the commission may invoke the aid of any court of the United States in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documentary evidence.
Page 197 - What I most enjoy is the power of creation, getting into partnership with Nature in doing good, helping to feed man and beast, and making everybody and everything a little better and happier.
Page 82 - SEC. 15. That if in any case in which an investigation shall be made by said Commission it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Commission, either by the testimony of witnesses or other evidence, that anything has been done or omitted to be done in violation of the provisions of this act...
Page 81 - States ; and for the purposes of this act the commission shall have power to require, by subpoena, the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of all books, papers, tariffs, contracts, agreements, and documents relating to any matter under investigation.
Page 306 - but we've got a lot of it. You secretly bought the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and refused to give us a fair share; now we're going to see if we can't get a share by purchasing a controlling interest in the Northern Pacific.
Page 209 - ... paint. But the mighty emerald billow that rose from the rear of the village, we all climbed that, some of us repeatedly. From the ship it looked as smooth as a meadow, but the climber soon found himself knee deep in ferns, grasses, and a score of flowering plants, and now and then was forced to push through a patch of alders as high as his head. He could not go far before his hands would be full of flowers, blue predominating. The wild geranium here is light blue, and tinges the slopes as...
Page 224 - Gates and his associates, when they were brought into direct personal contact with Mr. Harriman, concluded that the road would be more likely to become prosperous under his management than under theirs, and they therefore proposed not only to elect him as a director, but to make him chairman of the executive committee. In view of the fact that he was a comparatively small and uninfluential stockholder, his success in thus winning the confidence and support of his opponents must be regarded as a triumph...