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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 25, 1911, Image 11

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fact that Marty's name-still-is"dtt
the door-o'f the firm, -andhe him
self still preserves, and uses'the
suite of offices- there, he" had be
fore election.
Marty's defection dqesn't mat
ter very 'much, 'except inasmuch
as it shows just why trustinvesti
gations don't usually 'investigate.
It doesn't matter because, the
Hon. A. O. Stanley,-chairman.pf
the investigation sayshe's going
to see that it doesn't. ' Stanley
says: .v 4
"No'power on5 earth except
Congress-can tie the hands o this
committee in the work'it is'doing.
''No court jrijunction-nathing
will stop the investigation un
less the Democratic Congress -sp
orders. " ' " I '.'
"The members of the 'commit
tee arethesrvajits of the House
The House'is theCservant o'f the
people. - And I don't think! this
House will betrtythe people."'
"5 "And just note clown "here, thai:
.'itAVont because" it will be'think
ing powerfully of 1912, and there
fore of the wishes Of the 'people.
"Powerful forces are at' work
to cripple"the committee, curb
its activities and possiblyto dis
jntegrate it" entirely. But L be
lieve they will fail.
"If' anybody tries, to stop our
inquiry cm the floor of the House
1 shall be there to see thatthey
DON'T stop it. I shall be there
every day. If any man rises aird
asks the discharge of the commit
tee, T shall be there to oppose him
tooth.and nail."
- That me.ans that Stanley is' go
ing through- He' is going.tVforce ,
V t
the persons'op'dsiftg'th'e work of
the commiffee'intb th'e'open.
Which is a place distinctly dis
liked by the force's which oppose
such work7 as "that of .-the commit
tee." The strength 6f such forces
and their tdojs rests uf the ability
to keep ouiof'the.open.
Revertinf.tothe.pfocluction by
Rockefeller, o abatement signed
by all the Merjittssayirig that no
fraud had been used by Rockefel-
IL - J II II- Kill
Congressman Stanley.
tir in separating ' the Merntts
from their railroad and, ore prop
erty: . r '
Albert Merjritt'i suft to recover
damages from Rockefeller was
heard before "Federal Judge Rein
deer. ' ,- -r
- Stripped of' legal convolutions,
Reindeer's instructions to the
jury were : i
"You must be satisfied that
Rockefeller practised fraud on the
Merritts, and acquired their prop
erty by that fraud, before you can
return a verdict foi Albert Mer
ritt. For fraud without damage,
or daroagewithoutr fraud,-' will
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I . . . i . tJ?fi.t,ti. ... tim KMJjLAJ.M.t J-.A. ' -

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