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PITY THE POOR RICH I
' It is a favorite jest of the jok6 writers and the cartoonists' to
bid us "pity the poor rich." ' '
But is there not, after all, just a,bit of truth in the admonition
Here is a test:
A certain New York newspaper has a custom of printing every
Sunday on highly-calendared paper the pictures of five or sixr of
fashion's darlings. They are sometimes pretty women, but rarely
is there the expression of happiness or joy or content upon their
features. They look weary, bored, cross or peevish. " ,
And there is a reason. They have nothing to struggle for! i
They are born to social position.- Dressing is a question fotf
the maid to solve. Meals are all arranged by a housekeeper and
her staff of servants.
Does she want diamonds? v
Write a check!
Would she like to go abroad? - r ' r i
Once more, the ready check book. i ;
A yacht? ! ,
The money is available. , . '
Do you wonder they are bored? Nothing to do an life but ea
and sleep, dress and play. ,
After all, there is something tonic in .work. After all, life's
pleasures are sweetened and heightened by the struggle to secure:
them. So that the rich who neither work nor struggle, who arq
Wasters and not producers, are really to be pitied.
They don't know LIFE. They only know a gilded
HEALY AGAINST GRAB"
On two occasions The Day
Book said that the only aldermen
on the committee on streets and
alleys to vote against the attempt
ed Marshall Field grab Were Ut
patel and Hey.
This was so. But Alderman
William J. Healy, as chairman of
the streets and alleys committee,
did not have a vote in thecommit
The way The Day -Book report
ed the voting was an injustice to
Healy, who is, and always has
been against the grab. -
It is with the greatest pleasure
that The Day Book corrects any
wrong -impression it may have
spread as to Healy's stand on this
"I understand your wife is go.
mg'to make a speech at the meet
ing tomorrow night?"
"Are you going?"
"Not much. I am going to .s Jay
at home and congratulate myself
on the fact that at last she is mak
ing one speech that I don't have!
to listen to."