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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AKD FUBLI8HER.
600 SO. PKORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
. , , Editorial. HaiirM 363
Telephones Clrculatloa, Monroe 3SM
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. Br Mall. United
States and Canada. JS.00 a Year.
Entered 'as second-class matter April
21 1914. at the postoMica at Chicago,
III, under the Act of March S, 1879.
CATCHING SUCKERS. Jimmy
Ryan, alias Professor Crane, clair
voyant, has admitted that the clair
voyant game is a swindle; and in tell
ing how it was worked he said they
started out by inserting advertise
ments in such newspapers as would
accept such ads. In the McEldow
ney case, where a woman was
swindled out of $15,000, he said the
ad was put in the Chicago American.
After inserting the ad the clairvoyant
would sit in his den and wait for the'
No reputable newspaper will ac
cept clairvoyant ads. Every publish
er knows it is a swindling game. He
knows that the money paid by the
clairvoyant is part of the money out
of which poor, superstitutious boobs
were robbed. And he knows he is
getting his bit, his share of the swag.
The publisher who takes money for
that kind of advertisements does it
with his eyes open and with full
knowledge of the swindling game.
How much better, then, is Wm.
Randolph Hearst than Jimmy Ryan
or Barney Bertsche?
I would say there is more to admire
in Ryan and Bertsche than in Hearst,
for they took all the risk. Hearst
took none. He got his share ofirthe
swag without risking punishment
When both the newspapers and the
police stand in with swindlers and
get part of the loot, what chance has
& poor boob got?,
Some of the advertising run for-
big stores is about at par with the
clairvoyant advertising. It's merely
a little more refined method of catch
A newspaper that will take ads of
alleged cancer and consumption
cures is even worse, for it not only '
helps rob the victim of his money,
but also of his health.
WHY? Every now and then some
wise guy on the school board starts
in to put the Teachers' Federation
and Margaret Haley out of business.
Why? Margaret Haley became
known to the people of Chicago years
ago when she found a way to raise'
money to pay teachers' salaries and.
that way was a very simple one; it
was making the rich taxdodgers pay
For one reason or another rich tax-i
dodgers don't like to pay taxes. They,
yell loudly for law enforcement, par-i
Ocularly that part of thelaw intended
to protect property rights, but they"
hate like thunder to pay their shared
of the expenses of government.
Possibly they figure that it isnt
necessary for them to pay taxes
when the world is so full of boobs3
who don't even grunt when they are-1
being robbed legally.
Anyhow, Margaret disturbed their
peace of mind and jolted their pocket
books when she started that fight on,
rich taxdodgers; and ever since
somebody has been trying to get Mar
garet's goat and job.
And Margaret Haley wasn't afraid:,
to expose the Tribune and News for ;
robbing the school children of Chi-j
cago through that infamous midnight;
lease made by a newspaper-con-'
trolled school board.
Maybe some of the newspapers are'
out to get Margaret and the militant
The forehanded man is the ons
who writes dov?nhia,fish,storiestand