Cannibals of Finance: Fifteen Years' Contest with the Money Trust (Google eBook)

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Farnum Publishing Company, 1912 - Business ethics - 199 pages
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Page 199 - Harriman said to you. As I say, if you meet him, you are entirely welcome to show him this letter, although, of course, it must not be made public unless required by some reason of public policy, and then only after my consent has first been obtained. Sincerely yours THEODORE ROOSEVELT HON. JS SHERMAN St. James Building No. 1133 Broadway, New York tually did make them, in the presence of Maxwell Evarts, his friend and legal counsel, is absolutely incredible.
Page 145 - So also is it as to the facts. Thus, on the one hand, with relentless pertinacity and minuteness of analysis, it is insisted that the facts establish that the assailed combination took its birth in a purpose to unlawfully acquire wealth by oppressing the public and destroying the just rights of others, and that its entire career exemplifies an inexorable carrying out of such wrongful intents, since it is asserted the pathway of the combination from the beginning to the...
Page 199 - Far more important are the additional remarks he made to you, as you inform me, when you asked him if he thought it was well to see Hearstism and the like triumphant over the Republican Party. You inform me that he told you that he did not care in the least, because those people were crooks and he could buy them ; that whenever he wanted legislation from a State Legislature he could buy it; that he "could buy Congress," and that if necessary he "could buy the judiciary.
Page 199 - Congress"; and that, if necessary, he "could buy the judiciary." This was doubtless said partly in boastful cynicism and partly in a mere burst of bad temper because of his objection to the interstate-commerce law and to my actions as President.
Page 26 - The right ever vindicates itself, in the process of events, and the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, even to the third and fourth generations, in their melancholy consequences.
Page 199 - This was doubtless said partly in boastful cynicism and partly in a mere burst of bad temper because of his objection to the Interstate Commerce Law and to my actions as President. But it shows a cynicism and deep-seated corruption which make the man uttering such sentiments, and boasting, no matter how falsely, of his power to perform such crimes, at least as undesirable a citizen as Debs, or Moyer, or Haywood.
Page 199 - It is because we have capitalists capable of uttering such sentiments and capable of acting on them that there is strength behind sinister agitators of the Hearst type. The wealthy corruptionist and the demagogue who excites in the press or on the stump, in office or out of office, class against class and appeals to the basest passions of the human soul, are fundamentally alike and are equally enemies of the Republic.
Page 160 - Darkest Abyssinia never saw anything like the course of treatment which we experienced at the hands of the administration following Mr.
Page 160 - attacks" on the Standard Oil Mr. Bliss spoke to him so as to make the inference very plain that the trouble came because of his not having made that contribution. Mr. Archbold testified that the substance of the conversation was "that Mr. Bliss probably undoubtedly expressed himself that it would have been different if we had done as he wished us to do, and I myself have no doubt on that question.
Page 145 - Thus, on the one hand, with relentless pertinacity and minuteness of analysis, it is insisted that the facts establish that the assailed combination took its birth in a purpose to unlawfully acquire wealth by oppressing the public and destroying the just rights of others, and that its entire career exemplifies an inexorable carrying out of such wrongful intents, since, it is asserted, the pathway of the combination from the beginning to the time of the filing of the bill is marked with constant proofs...

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