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STORY ABOUT A PHILANTHROPIST -
J philanthropist should jiot he without repute evert in his own
toy, and so we'll tell you a nice story about Philanthropist T.
Brhan du Pont, ol Delaware.? We take additional 'pleasure in
this story because it shows that the j'eadeY, rio"matter what
his jLrher circumstances, can be a philanthropist. '
K Xhe state of Delaware was badly in need of a public highway,
but Delaware is only a quiet little old state, with nothing much go-
in on in it save telling, infernal fib's about frost, so's tcr justify a
raise in prices of peaches, and how to get the $2,-000,G00 to buiitd that
highway stumped her. Private monopolies were using most qi her
good beach land and digging clams on the beaches Was falling off.
In her dilemma appeared T. Coleman du Ppnt, he philanthropist
wifhhe bay-window rtame first above mentioned.
- rant me, offesed Philanthropist Coleman, itate power to
"condemn propertyalong a right-of-way 200-feet wide and I'll build
you a highway the length of the state". The legislature representing-
part, of the. people governing of, by and for the people at
Mr, Taftwpuld pqfit grabbed the offer.
Philanthropist du Pont has announced that he will invest oer
$2,000,000 in that.Tiighway. Incidentally, it is "announced that 30
feet of nja right-ofway wiU be a roadway for horse-drawn vehicles
and 40feet for automobiles, Mr. du Pont, like a true philanthropist,
desiring to please 'em all. The -other 130 feet Mr. du j?ont will
philanthropiially rent out to trolley, gas, water, telephone, oil and
olher enterprises that have money enough to pay for. the peachy
kmd of philanthropy that Brother du Pont seems td be full of.
5t Sediow nicely it is arranged? The people gettheir. highway
for Mr 'du! Pont's S2.000.000. It's a-ueach! Mr. du Pontwts cdh-
l tn?l of a s-trip of land clear across the state. It's a tree of peaches!
4 4f Dear reader, doesn't this stoiy clearly show you tfpw you cart
Income aipjiilanthropist? Nor Well, then, given whatthe Dela
ware legislature gave good Mr. du Pont, you could, though penni
less as a father with nine unmarried daughters on the eve of Dec.
5lh, get all the hard-hearted, unphilanthropic- capitalists you
wanted to go in with you on developing that, 200-foot right-of-way.
Of course, the sfate of Delaware could socialistically have done
IBe same thing, but the-state -oi Delaware is run "by a "representa
tive part" oLthe people, and thatpatt knowspie tvlien it sees.ft.
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During the spring season
rpmen feel the rieed of a rain
prqof face powder.
A girl has disadvantage over
a. man. She can makea name for
herself by just getting, married.