Pierpont's brother? If
he keeps on manufacturing shells he will be Pierpont's partner and it will not be long before he can laugh at Pierpont Morgan. This gentleman, I am told, got an order at a considerably higher price than that which had been previously given, and at a very recent date, showing that the Shell Committee was disposed to recognize the arduous services which had been performed by Mr. Morgan in his efforts to defeat the Liberal candidate in the constituency of Richelieu. Then, again, as showing that the Shell Committee were looking around to find where favours could be bestowed, we find that a merchant in one of the constituencies in Ontario-I am not sure whether it is the constituency represented by the Minister of Militia-got an order for shell boxes. He had no plant, none whatever. He immediately proceeded to farm it out, gave it to a man having a planing mill, and that man proceeded to fill the order. And so I am sure, if my information is correct, all over this country orders of that character were given, given to the middleman, the man who had no machinery, and given in this way for the purpose of distributing patronage and doing * what was a gross injustice to those who had manufacturing plants.
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