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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 03, 1912, Image 4',
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PIERP MORGAN ON STAND;
Washington, Oct. 3, J. Pierp.
Morgan was the big show at
' Clapp investigation committee
Pierp, seemed real unhappy on
the stand, and senators and capi
tol attendants treated him as if
he were made of glass.
Pierp.'s testimony didn't
amount to much. Said he gave
Republicans $150,000 during 1904
campaign in two chunks, one of
$100,000 and one of $50,000.
Pierp. said the extra $50,000
was dumped into iew xorK
state the day before election.
Said he gave this money "for
the good of the people," and
"without any expectation of any
A little later he said he "might
have thought of being benefitted,"
and added, "but I have found
Soon after this.he swore he
only contributed $30,000" to the
Republicans in 1908.
Evidently Taft suffered for the
"ingratitude" of Roosevelt dur
ing his four years.
Senator Paynter was awfully
nice to Pierp. Smiled when Pierp.
smiled and looked serious when
he looked serious. Senator Pom
erene offered Pierp. his own chair
when Pierp. got tired of sitting
in the witness chair.
When Pomerene cross-examined
Pierp. he started out with a
little soft sarcasm, but he soon
quit, and was grinning at Pierp.
like they weer pld friends.
Oliver was the only member of
the committee who didn't toady
SENATORS TOADY TO HIM
to Morgan. Oliver didn't even
crowd around to shake hands
with Pierp. when he left.
Morgan's son-in-law, Herbert
L. Satterlee, sat in audience.
Chewed his moustache and look
ed like he thought senators were
frightfully fresh to question
Pierp. denied that the big busi
ness interests of Wall street ever
had acted together in politics.
Said he'd have contributed to
Democratic nominees' if he
"thought it would have been for
the good of the country."
When Senator Paynter wanted
to know why Morgan hadn't
kicked when asked for a second
contribution in 1904, Pierp. said
carelessly that "the first one of
$100,000 had gone out of mind."
Pierp. said that the campaign
managers weer always running
around to his office. He supposed
they came after money.
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Teacher What makes dark
Willie Dirty water.