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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 04, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 27',
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heart failure. It will take money and
time to remodel the afflicted organ.
By this fake advice lives are ruined.
In. my opinion it is a crime which
should be prohibited by law. Mar
jprie Louise Cuthbert, 1329 Clyborn.
RESCUE . THE POOR-RICH
There is a tremendous expenditure of
time, of money, of brain power and
typewriter energy going on all the
time, directed toward the helping of
the poor. This expenditure would be
a good deal less and a good deal more
effected if it were not hampered by a
desire to avoid going down to the
bottom and touching the monopolies
that make the people poor.
In view of this condition of things
it seems very profitable that a few
societies for the amelioration of the
sufferings of the over-rich might find
a great and productive field for the
employment of human brain and
That the over-rich suffer cannot be
doubted. They suffer from unem
ployment as much as the poor, but in
a different way. Lack of work brings
hunger to the poor, but it brings to
the rich lack of common sense and a
divorce from humanity thaWs as hard
to bearas the hunger of the poor.
To illustrate : Look at thefirst and
second generation of Jim Hill mag
nates. The first imagines that he
was the founder of an immense for
tune, And that in so doing he was a
great benefactor of the world. And
most of the world agrees with him
because they are dazzled by the mag
nitude and glitter of the great wealth.
They cannot see through the glare of
the gold, the gifts made by careless
and profligate legislators of the peo
ple's property in the way of land
grants and other special privileges
that are the foundation of the Hill
millions. They cannot see that the
fortune comes from the monopoly
that turns the earnings of the work
ers largely into the Hill coffers, leav
ing but enough to the worker to keep
him alive and in working order. And
Hill is as badly dazzled as the rest of
the people. He goes around telling
people that there is every opportunity
for them to do as he has done. He
believes it, and yet he is lonesome.
The magnates suffer from lack of so
ciety. Envy and distrust bar their
way to enjoyment Ennui and the
monopoly of pleasure devours them.
And the second generation suffers
worse than the first. Witness the sec
ond of the Hills.- He couldn't give a,
good dinner to his neighbors, enjoy
ing it with the appetite of the poor
and talk politics and gossip as an aid
He must have a sensation, a reg
ular jolt of one that would be new
and startling. So he gives a dinner in
the basement close to the natatorium,
The difference between the working
man and Hill is that the working man.
bathes in a tub and has an appetite.
Hill plunges in a natatorium and
lacks the appetite.
But in this dinner program one of
the guests in his dress suit falls back
ward into the pool and calls for help.
Other dress suits plunge into the
water and rescue the perishing, with
tremendous splashing and great ex
citement, only to find that it was all a
It is thus that the second genera
tion of billionaires elevates mankind
and shows to the world how keen are
the pains and sufferings of the over
The Rockefeller foundation that
seeks to undo some of the evil that
came from too much Stapdard Oil
should'have a branch looking toward
occupation for the over-rich. Geo,
OLD WARTHOG SAYS "Do the
other fellow justice before you de
mand justice for yourself."
Just do right for right's sake with
out hope of reward or of apprecia
Think less about your rights and
more about the other man's.
The other fellow don't nee'd, a re-
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