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The land could be rented at basis
of 6 per cent on its present value,
payable yearly in advance, rents to
be adjusted every 5 years. This would
give a fund which is greatly needed
now to pay teachers and in time
would be sufficient to buy books and
feed school children.
The selling of almost all section
16, that school section in the down
town district bounded by Madison,
State, 12th and Halsted sts., is what
is now causing the lack of funds for
If this land had been rented, rents
to be adjusted every five years, it
would not only run every school in
Chicago, but furnish books and feed
the children as well and no school tax
would ever have been necessary.
I was born near this section, 49
years ago, and I wonder what the
advance in land rent has been and
what the annual rental would amount!
to up to this time?
The Chicago Tribune is a tenant of
the school board. Section 16 was set
aside for school purposes (to run the'
schools) and it should have been,
rented and not sold. Yours for a
greater Chicago. James 0. Monroe.
INVEST IN CARPENTERS.
Would- the earth cease to revolve if
the Chicago contractors refused to
accept any more work? Would Chi
cago die if the building contractors all
took a sudden notion to die on the
same day? And why isit a person
with a few thousand dollars to invest
first looks up gold mine stock in pref
erence to something more substan
tial? For instance! In Chicago there
are about 23,000 carpenters. Out of
this vast amount of mechanics one
can select at least 500 who are the
real brains of the building industry.
In other words, men who can tell
within a few dollars what the exact
cost of a building will be and who are
able to figure the exact amount of
material it will take to erect the
"Now, if a person who has a few
thousand dollars to invest will select
one or two of these mechanics and
go into partnership, what is to keep
him out of the millionaire class?
R. L. Wolfe.
WHAT IS SOCIETY? What is so
ciety and who are its enemies? The
man who does hard and useful work
is not an enemy of society. Neither
is he the lover of the enemies of so
ciety when he talks for the good of
the whole human race.
I do not boast of my greatness, for
I have nothing and have done noth
ing to brag about I am one of the
poor devils you talk about, Mr. Car
ver, who lives on nothing but what
he can scrape up by dirty, hard work.
You can be sure that I have earned
everything I ever had and owe no
man a cent If that is not helping
to build up society and the country
I would like to know what is.
You, Mr. Carver, can be sure that I
am no lover of the enemies of society
and I cannot understand how you
come to form such dn opinion of me.
You are a lawyer, Mr. Carver, and
without a doubt, a good one, yet you
make just as many mistakes and
judge wrongly as often as myself and
others. We can all be hasty and
wrong, for none of us is perfect, and
when you find some who are, for
heaven's sake, kick them off the
earth, for they don't belong here.
No man can do more than what ia
born in him to do, and no man lives
who does not change his mind. That
bloody and unrighteous war now go
ing on would not have started had
some people changed their minds in,
I hope some day we will have g
society which will have no enemies
and which will be an enemy to nd
one. We have not that sort of a so
ciety. If we had, the poor laborers
who produce would have more oj?
their product and the grabbers a lit
tie less. J
Were Thomas Paine, the tafidelj