Watson's weekly Jeffersonian.
April 04, 1907
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DRAWK BY GORDON MYB FOR THB WBBKLY JEFFERSONIAN.
SIH&LY, THE. SENATOR WAS DRJJNK!
Senator Cullom, of Illinois, in conversation
with President Roosevelt about the Chicago
and Alton Railroad swindle, expressed the
opinion that E. H. Harriman ought to be in
When this remark was reported to the
Wall Street railway king, his comment was:
“If Senator Cullom said that he nuist have
Os course, the Senator was drunk. Noth
ing could be more evident. When responsi
ble, representative public men, like Senator
Cullom, begin to declare against the rascali
ties of the Wall Street School of Finance,
and to say that one of the graduates ought
to be sent to the penitentiary for his crimes,
it is clearly a case of too much Peruna.
Senator Cullom ought to be ashamed of
himself. Is it possible that grave and rever
end Senators, belonging to the most august
legislative body on earth, are going to join
in the clamor of miscellaneous demagogues,
and to echo the cry of “Enforce the law
against millionaire thieves, just as you do
against ten-cent thieves?”
Surely not. The Senator who lifts his voice
Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, April 4, 1907.
to this cry of the rabble, must not be in his
Clearly he has had a surplus of Coca Cola.
If Senator Cullom were in his sober senses,
he would know that we have no Criminal
Code for Millionaires. We, the Commons,
have no jurisdiction over our Corporation No
bility. As one of the Corporation lawyers
“Such men as Harriman move in a higher
sphere which we may not hone to enter.”
Corporation lawyer, Cromwell, said that—
Cromwell who has been the chief adviser for
the gang of rascals who unloaded the “as
sets” of the French Panama Canal Company
onto your Uncle Samuel for about forty mil
lion dollars more than they were worth.
“Harriman moves in a higher sphere,”
said Cromwell—“a sphere into which we com
mon mortals may not hope to enter.”
True as Gospel.
No criminal warrant from our lower world
ever dares to intrude upon those higher up
per regions, No sheriff from the lower
world ever dares to lay a hand upon the
shoulder of such law-breakers as Ryan, Bel-
mont, Morgan, Rockefeller, Gould and Har
Put one of these criminals in jail?
No, indeed; you will not do anything of
Harriman’s juggle with the Chicago and
Alton loaded the public with an additional
burden of $60,000,000 for which the public
got nothing in return.
The sleight-of-hand performance netted
Harriman and his immediate pals some $24,-
000,000, for which he paid nothing to any
body. He just took that much from the cor
poration which he had captured.
In the course of his rascally maneuvers
he bonded a branch line that never was
built, sold the bonds and used the money.
Send a man like that to the Penitentiary?
No; a man like that sends two or three
helpless fellows to Congress, but nobody can
send him to jail.
He’s too big.
Do you want to know what kind of folks
we can send to the Penitentiary?
Here are two examples:
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