“They appeared in private conversation on every hand, in public discussion, in the press and even in the very questions which pestered President Taft on his speech-making tour in the fall of 1909 until he finally threw up his hands and said in effect: ‘Well if you will let me alone I will tell you why I signed the bill. I knew the wool schedule was all wrong but the combine back of it was so strong I did not dare, for political reasons, to turn it down.’”
I am reliably informed tht this route is now or will in the very near future be a modern macadam roadway from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by way of Washington. The entire expense of the road, I am informed, including officially marking the highway, wil be degrayed by local interests. … More Woodrow Wilson to Henry B. Joy
No manufacturer of a specialty article consideres his goods sold until they are sold to the consumer. The curious thing about the whole matter is that the Court has taken the view that an article is sold when it is sold to the wholesaler or to the retailer by the manufacturer. … More Henry B. Joy to Edward Rector
I am doing my best to call to the attention of the business men of the United States the conditions which confront them under the existing trend of Court decisions. You will have noticed in the recent decision in the Sanatogen case that the Supreme Court stood five to four. I was in New York yesterday and we had a long session with twenty-five or thirty leading manufacturers, and are endeavoring to get up an organization to properly campaign and educate the country on the value to the consumer of the one-price-to-all policy.
I attended a meeting yesterday in New York of some thirty or forty leading manufacturers on this proposition and became more confirmed than ever as to the righteousness and propriety of our views. Mr. Brandeis was present, and after mature consideration again gave us carefully his views more extendedly on the proposition, which cordially re-indorsed everything which he stated in his remarks at the Banquet at the Hotel Astor on May fourteenth. … More Henry B. Joy to George M. Graham
I thought that you might be interested to have some information which I have recently obtained regarding the Oldfield Bill. The general impression at Washington, particularly among the Patent Office Examiners, appears to be that this bill will become a law, in substantially its present form, during the regular session of congress, which begins in December. … More Charles B. Gillson to Milton Tibbetts