Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

It may be truly said that for twenty-five years, at least, railroad workingmen have had too little, and railroad capitalists and managers, those who have controlled and manipulated railroads, have had too much of their earnings.... The public has been neglected; its rights and interests disregarded.... The railroads should be under a wise, watchful, and powerful supervision by the government. No violence, no lawlessness, destructive of life and property, should be allowed. It should be suppressed instantly and with a strong hand.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 282, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (May 2, 1886).
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