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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 08, 1912, Image 16',
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PITY THE POOR RICH
You fellows who are always
talking about the high cost of liv
ing don't know the troubles we
millionaires have. Your worries
are as nothing to ours. There is
our friend, the French Baron
Henri de Rothschild who is some
thing of a playwright You
bught to hear him talk.
Aw-ree we always call him
that, and please note the pure
Parisian nasal twang with which
it is done "Aw-ree" wrote a play
not long ago. Aptly enough it
was called "Croesus." And he
has been giving away the secretf
pi our set.
"We never kndw when we have
a real frien'd.-He may just he after
a Joan or a tip on the stock mar
ket. "We never know whether we
have won the love bl the girl we
are going to marry. She may
merely want the diamonds, motor
cars and palaces we can buy her.
"We can't even write a good
iay and have it produced on its
merits. One manager tells us, if
he accepts it, everyone will say
$ye bribed him to put it on. An
other tells us if he does accept it,
he ought to be paid for so doing.
"And evn then our troubles
ar.e not over. . When the play is
presented to the public, the lead
ing French critics ignore it.
Why? Because if they praise it,
people will say be bought their
praise and if -they roast it, the
people will say we did not give
jthem their price."
I ?? PSL6MA3, r I AH 30 4FRArr - g
0ft5WNCS viu. m? neN to uwerjK
No friends, no love, no fame, no
pfaise always a wall of gold be
tween us and the real thing. Don't
you pity us poor rich?
The Animated Coin.
"Place a coin on the tablecloth
between two forks, with, a glass
overfall, resting on the forks. By
scratching the cloth just outside
the glass,, but not touching the
glass, )ku can make the coin,
move toward you l)y successive
moves and finally get it outside
"Why are Irishmen always lay
ing bare the wrongs of their
"Because they want them redressed.1'