Control of Corporations, Persons, and Firms Engaged in Interstates Commerce (Volume 1-8); Hearings 62d Cong., Pursuant to S.Res.98 by United States Congress Commerce

Control of Corporations, Persons, and Firms Engaged in Interstates Commerce (Volume 1-8); Hearings 62d Cong., Pursuant to S.Res.98 Author: United States Congress Commerce
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... J. A. Thomas, representative of the British-American Tobacco Co., at Shanghai, China: "I inclose you herewith copy of a newspaper just at hand from New Orleans stating that half a million cigarettes are being shipped from that city to Hongkong. Fearing that this is not the true destination, I thought it wise to inform you of this transaction and suggest to you that in the event of their making their appearance at Shanghai that you take the necessary steps to give them a warm reception. ; "wm. R. Habbis." The determination of the combination to prevent the growth of independent opposition is illustrated by the letter of Vice President Hill to Mr. J. H. Luce, in which he complained that Mr. Luce was permitting the sale of independent cigarettes in his store, and said: "I can not understand why in the world they should be purchased. I know the amount is small, but large oaks from little acorns grow." If it be said that the foregoing disgraceful exhibitions of business immorality were between heads of the combination and subordinates, and therefore subject to some explanation, this can not be said about the following letter (R. II. 256), which was written by Mr. Percival S. Hill, one of the vice presidents of the American Tobacco Co., to Mr. Cobb, another vice president of the same company: "My Dear Mr. Cobb: At Mr. Duke's suggestion I write you to the effect that a plan has been about decided upon which differs from the one that was being considered before you left; and as in carrying out this plan it will be undesirable to give control of any brands to individuals in any part of the country, Mr. Duke requests me to write you explaining it, so that in any case if any of our customers go to Habana you will not promise them control of any special brand. Mr....

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