It's -an awful serious thing
when a millionaire like Vander
bilt has to undergo an operation.
You can see that by the way
the papers tell all about an opera
tion on a millionaire on their first
Sometimes, common people,
who aren't millionaires, have to
undergo operations, too, but it
doesn't matter aboufthem.
Probably millionaires figure
that if God had knownlhis busi
ness he'd have made them so dif
ferent from ordinary people, they
would never have to undergo
"It is poor business for minis
ters to tell wealthy pew owners
what utter failures they are,
judged by Christian standards."
Elizabeth Phelps Barrett.
Yes, and we've noticed that not
many Chicago ministers go in for
that sort of "poor business."
,Who ever heard of a minister
pointing to a wealthy department
store owner in his congregation,
and telling him right out what
Christ would have thought of the
wages he paid the girls employed
f in his store? ,
E. H. Gary says .he alone is re
sponsible for every .action o.f the
Well, well! Let's call E. H. on
that, and see if a judge and jury
.wont put him behind bars for
some of the things the Steel Trust
has done, and for which he's anx
ious to assume personal responsi
bility. 1 B. L. T., in The Tribune, re-
marks : "Apparently the Russian
yote in this country is negligible."
Also, the Turkish vote, B. L. T.
See Examiner or American for
confirmation of this.
Cyrus H. McCormick, head of
Harvester Trust, called on Pres
ident Taft today.
"Business" has just wakened
up to the fact that maybe the abr
rogation of 1832 treaty with Rus
sia will hurt American trade.
And now some "wave-the-bloody-shirt"
senators are chang
ing their minds about how neces.
sary the abrogation of the treaty
is to the "honor of our dear na
tive land." '
Lillian Graham and Ethel Conr
rad, charged with shooting W. E.
D. Stokes, millionaire hotel ownr
er, have been freed by jury, , t
Jury probably figured that even
if they did shoot Stokes, there
wasn't anything too bad for an
old millionaire who used his
money to ruin girls.
Chinese rebels still persist" in
that peevish idea that they don't
want any Manchus in the govern
ment. "The feeling at Christmas time
demonstrates, as nearly as any
thing we have, a true democratip
spirit." Governor McGovern,
Isn't it a pity that we just let
go with that Christmas spirit one
day in the year, and keep it bot
tled up like something we're
ashamed of all the other days in
Henry L. Stimson, secretary of
war, solemnly warns us we must
keep our eye on Big Business.
i We try to Henry. But when it
takes 8 or 9 years to drag Big
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