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Letter from Albert J. Beveridge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Beveridge conveys his admiration for Theodore Roosevelt who showed his "square deal" spirit in the way he stood up for Paul Morton, a member of his cabinet and a former railroad vice president.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad companies--Corrupt practices; Morton, Paul, 1857-1911

Date: 1905-06-24

Memorandum of investigation of alleged illegal practices by the Ann Arbor Railroad Company and others at Toledo, Ohio, August 14th and 15th, 1906.

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A memorandum from an investigation taking place in Toledo, Ohio, August 14 and 15, 1906, detailing the investigation of illegal practices by railroad companies. Since 1897, the Toledo Ice & Coal Company has been unfairly benefiting from free or discounted rates on the transportation of materials, the shipment of ice, and tourist railroad tickets from the Ann Arbor Railroad Company. Many of the stockholders of the Toledo Ice & Coal Company are employees of the Ann Arbor Railroad Company. The Toledo Ice & Coal Company also undercut its competitors and sold ice to hospitals at a discounted rate far below the legal published rate for ice shipments. The Pere Marquette Railroad Company similarly provided favors to an individual in Milford, Michigan.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Railroad companies--Corrupt practices; Corruption investigation; Ann Arbor Railroad Company; Toledo, St. Louis, and Western Railroad Company; Pere Marquette Railroad

Date: 1906-08-14?

Address at the New State Capital Building at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Description:

President Roosevelt's speech commemorates the dedication of the State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, noting the state's historic legacy in America.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Founding Fathers of the United States; Declaration of Independence; Dedications; Buildings; State governments; Railroad companies--Corrupt practices; Antitrust law; Pennsylvania; Northern Securities Company; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Wilson, James, 1742-1798

Date: 1906-10-04

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

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Gifford Pinchot encloses Senator La Follette's speech pertaining to President Taft as it appeared in the Congressional Record. Expert testimony in the "most recent Alaska scandal" has shown that Richard S. Ryan's locations controlled all the land tributary to the available deep water in the Controller Bay harbor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Land tenure; Political crimes and offenses--Investigation; Railroad companies--Corrupt practices; Pacific Ocean--Controller Bay; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Ryan, Richard S.

Date: 1911-07-15

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