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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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down; lie stood and waited, as a
waiter should. That was what Mil
ton wanted the waiter to do. Being
-a. waiter he was expected to wait.
Milton didn't want to do the waiting.
He wanted to do the eating. He
wanted the waiterto wait. And he
didn't want him to sit down and wait.
He wanted him to stand and wait.
Having done what was expected of
him, the waiter was immortalized in
Milton's pome. Milton had no notion
at all of that pome being used to help
the 'phone trust get a monopoly in
Chicago. The chances are he had
never heard even of Dan Schuyler.
He was thinking of the regular waiter
who probably got his tip besides
favorable mention in the pome.
LETTERSTOEDITOR
DRINKS WATER, FEELS FINE
Editor Day Book: About doing
something to stop vice. Close the sa
loons and make the use of intoxi
cating liquor unlawful and a grave
cause for immorality will have been
removed.
When a man is intoxicated he falls
a victim for the temptation which he
in sober condition would not, and as
you said a while ago in The DayBook,
the innocent will reap with those who
have sown wild oats. I drink water
and feel fine. Nils E. Larson.
SUNDAY SCHOOL VISIONARIES
Editor Day Book; Rev. Howard
M. Hamill of Nashville, Tenn., sslf
confessed member of the "old guard"
who saw "Sunday school visions"
and "reverently" mentions the names
of Jacobs, Vincent, Moody, Eg
gelston, Trumbull, Blackall and
Hazard in an address, gives great
praise to Chicago as a pioneer city of
Sunday schools.
We also learn from the press that
Rev. Wm. N. Hartshorn, president of
the Sunday School Association, will
deliver an address praising Chicago
and- landing iis-associates with Sun
day school visions, all of these men
alternately glorifying each 6ther and
the institution that supports them,
with painstaking enthusiasm, with
out realizing that they are merely
glorifying and perpetuating their
meal ticket, and that the public has a
right to expect that they either show
returns or mend their methods, for
directly in the face of their self-laudation,
crime, insanity, debauchery and
frivolity have more than doubled in
the very period during which they are
lauding themselves for their devo
tion to the business that butters their
parsnips.
This is an age of statistics. People
are demanding formulated facts and
figures on which to base the efficien
cy of all institutions. Guesswork will
not do. For a group of preachers to
get together and laud each other in
bilking enough money from the pub
lic to keep their organization going
is not enough. If their system is
right they will be able to show results
on the right side of the ledger of civi
lization, but, unfortunately for them,
their figures are against them on ev
ery count.
In 1911 there were 72,000 arrests in
this much praised "Sunday school
center," Chicago. In 1912 there were
89,000 and in 1913 110,000 arrests,
30,000 accidents, 21,000 premature
deaths due to people's1 mismanage
ment of their own bodies, 10,000 fifes,
572 suicides and 233 murders, most
of them due to the same kind of loose,
unorganized thinking that these pas
tors employ in their Sunday schools.
In the meantime, the frivolities that
they abhor, dancing, moving picture
shows, etc., have increased a thou
sandfold right here in the "Sunday
school center" and there are more
than 15,000,000 basebalTfans in the
United States, worked up by the reci
procal relationship that exists be
tween the daily press and the base
ball magnates, all made possible be
cause the public are not trained to
think any more - comprehensively
than the preachers ace.
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