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J k "-"fccf"-' J5iT:af'-;
-l& 'r 4
tKe loss of his own and hisjjfoth'
' er's artd sister's money to' Rocke-I
feller, he nlade a trip to Jew
York to see if he could "save
something out of the wreck."
He told how he saw the Rev.
Gates, and was told 'that some
thing could be saved "if he and
his .brothers signed a statement
declaring that Rockefeller had
tidt cheated them."
He told how he signed this
statement, while "sick in body
arid .mind' and how his ruined
brothers signed it.
Perhaps Lon Merritt lied, you
Perhaps he did. But still, con
sider the facts.
The Merritts had the property,
and they don't have it now.
.And another thing If there
was nothing crooked Ui the deal,1
wh.at.Tn thunder did JohflD.
want, with a statement from -the
Merritts saying he hadn't cheat-
When you buy something from,
a merchant, do you demand a
statement from him that the
money-with", which you paid for
the .somethings was good money'
and not counterfeit?
The very existence of that doc
ument proves fhere was Some
thing rotten in the deal Rockefel
ler handed the, Merritts, doesn't
Howevef, we maV larn sorne
thjrig more Of the methods of our
great philfinthrbpistenddwef of
universities, estabfistfer ofMttSti-
tutes, and friend of the poOr. -
For, if the Hon. Stanley chair
man of the "House Irlveg'tigatidfl
committee",. has his"w"ay,rn"e is.gd;
ing tcr'h'ave Reckefeller and Gates
before the committee. r
And if he gets Rockefeller be?-
fqrM:he committee he ingoing fbf
take the oily one apart to see T
what makes hinvtick. t '
As soon as Stanley had digest-? 9
ed the manner in which John D.',
aided and abetted by the Rev. (?) ,
Frederick T. Gates, had Aim- ' -flammed
the" Merritt brothersj
Stanley sat up.and hollered, ,s
. v He hollered very loud and
clean He said he .wanted John,
D. and Gates subpoenaed, buses''
i tecum (Whicfy being translated",
means,, ordered before the com-
mittee with all documents relat"
ing to the case.)
Whereupon the Hon. Martin
W. Littleton, Democratic mem
ber of the committee, had a hur
ry.call to NewvYork-, on import-y
ant-business. , 'O
THe reason of this calf, was thafcf
Marty naturally would be ex-q
pected to vdte with Stanley, tbcf
chairman of the committee, inas
much as Marty holds the balance
of power between the Democrats,?
and .Republicans on the commit-rf
te& . .'.. ""
And far-be it from Marty fo bej
rude -to John D. Rockefeller, 0V3
any of those who, if not fhe siltfr m
of the earth .at feast.have salted
awaV m'Ore.ihan their diie sharer
of the eafth k
0 Marty had a "fjusiness call.fpj
atjxl Stanley was - trun down' by
his own fcOnirfljftee, ' ' f
But- the1 tiori. Stanley xefusid"-
to stay down. - .
"Wheri'ttfe locked- Stefrl ffust