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in this republic.
If- every reader of The Day Book
would get one more reader to take
'the paper regularly, The Day Book
would be on a self-sustaining basis,
.without a line of advertising.
I could largely increase the circu
lation by resorting to methods usually
used by newspapers in getting sub
scribers; but the expense would be
prohibitive and would doom the ex
periment to failure. This newspaper
must depend wholly upon its readers
for every penny of revenue. It must
not receive one penny from adver
tising. If the people of Chicago want such
a paper they will buy if. IP they don't
want they won't buy. It is THEER.
newspaper. I believe they want such
a newspaper, and that as .they be
come accustomed t it the circulation
of The Day Book will grow.
I knew at the beginning, however,
that it would take time for people to
understand such a startling innova
tion in journalism. I believe that even
with the small circulation The Day
Book now has, it has been a power
for good" in Chicago, and that it has
wielded a good influence on th other
newspapers; for they are not so bad
as they once were, although there is
still vast room for improvement.
There is no chance for me to get
discouraged so long as The Day Book
circulation is growing-; and it is grow-
fing steadily, though not rapidly.
LIES, SUPERINTENDENT OF UNIT
That the difference between the
sfnall grafter in the name pf charity
and the organized charity "trust" is
the difference between the petty thief
'..and the financier was aptly demon
strated at the closing session of the
Curran investigating commission.
A woman, very shabbily dressed,
but with a sweet, gentle face, ap
peared before the commission to ask
-that the comment 'of Repi Curran
regarding the Redeemer's' Army,
which had been collecting money for
charity, but was unable to show the
dispensation of any charity, be with
drawn as it had harmed the "Army."
And the United Charities, repre
sented by Col. MacChesney, the only
lawyer who was permitted to repre
sent clients before this commission,
made a speech for the benefit of the
press, asking that Rep. Curran deny
a statement published in a morning
paper .criticizing the U. C.
The coriiment of Rep. Curran and
also of Rep. Lloyd had been-made
the night before when Lies, the $5,
000 a year superintendent of the. U.
C, had stated that the sum of J94t
458.70, which had been placed un
der Relief Service by the U. C. in its
report, was in reality salaries, and
ED CHARITIES, ADMITS IT COSTS
$13 TO DISBURSE $10
explained that the work of the U. C.
did not consist in giving material re
lief as much as in educating people
to spend their own money.
Rep. Curran said at that time: "I
do npt believe in that sort of charity.
A man has a right to spend his own
money as he pleases," and Dr. Lloyd
added: "Neither do I; I would not
permit anyone to tell me how to
spend my money."
Rep. Curran did not withdraw the
-The U. C. brought before the com
mission not only its staff of district
superintendents, but also Judge Gem
mill of the Municipal Court, to refute
the testimony of John M. Mead,who
had testified that the U. C. had per
secuted him and his family.
At the close of the session, after
the introduction of U. C. records in
the case, It was merely a choice of
whefcapf the matter should be con
sidered persecutibn as Mead termed
it or .supervision" as the U. C. call
m The records in this case revealed
sueh a thorough delving by the U. C.
into every nook and cranny of Mead's
life as to leave no doubt that if the .
U. C. were put out of business as a