Press: Hare & Hounds

When a point in John Pierpont Morgan's first day testimony before the Senate subcommittee provoked a long and involved colloquy, Banker Morgan made the deprecating remark: "I'm sorry I started such a hare." The hare of that particular argument was tiny, tame, soon forgotten. But the big, wild hare that was started by Banker Morgan seating his bulky frame in the witness chair, bounded across the front pages of the nation's Press for the rest of the week, leaving a redolent, black trail of streamer headlines.

The Press gave chase in a hysterical pack....

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