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money than brains. Without the
money his influence would be slight
Eliminate him and the difficulty of
the problem would disappear.
The problem of poverty is also the
problem of luxury. The one is the
complement of the other. The solu
tion is the establishment of substan
tial economic equality. The rich are
rich because special social, economic
and financial privileges give them the
power of taking a large part; of the
earnings of the fpoor, returning no
Abolish these special privileges
and the moral tendency of humanity
will eliminate vice by individual ac
tion. George V. Wells. -
Ton! What have you to say7 I chal
' ionc;e you to disprove this. A. Gee
CHALLENGE. What'.s the matter
with Arthur Burrage Farwell? Has
he given up "the debate, considering
me beneath his notice, or-is be ex
pecting me to call and see his sta
tistics? There may be something to
the former, but as to the latter I am
not the one to be convinced, but the
public. He seems, to have left the
matter to the Trib, for 'only. a. day
or two after my reply Henry H. Hyde
came out and told how the "district"
was abolished, by "many agencies."
I know that and know why they abol
ished it and can show -other than
statistics to prove jny point
By using an" angular bottle for poi
sons we have learned to handle, them
in the dark and with caution, but the
poison had to be put within the
bounds of the bottle to guide us. By
corralling the openly, brazen, for
ward prostitute we are able to say
to the unwary "handle with care,"
for we can say what and where the
object to be handled is located.
Sunday's Trib tells of "activities"
back on Quincy street Same as un
der Tuckhorn. If the "stuff" can be
"pulled off" in cabaret style it can
get more coin.
Here is my challenge to Hyde or
Farwell: The redlight district was
moved or "abolished" for economic
reasons, not social betterment Come
KIND WORDS FOR ALLEN
Barney in his attacks on Allen has
rendered us a good service by draw
ing out from Allen such a big-hearted,
and broad-minded reply. It does a
fellow good to'see how good-natured
Allen can be even in a quarreL Ver-
J ily, "hope succeeds when hate re
cedes (read again and again The
Day Book editprial, Jan. 21.).
But what caused the bad feeling
among the good fellows? "Cherchez
la femme," says the Frenchman.
Look for "the woman. The quarrel
about women, fallen or otherwise,
has brought a note of discord be
tween Pickering and Wells, Wells and
Allen, Allen and Bariiey and among
many others who quarrel in Th6
Forum about "sex stuff," which dis
cussion belongs to "Age 46 B C."
So you see, Frierid Allen, that woman
is the cause of discord, and yet you
bewail your single-blessedness.
f Let us hope that the single tax
idea does not mean, to " tax single
blessedness, as the argument to tax
vacant lots to compel theif being
built up is as reasonable as to tax
single folks to compel them to marry,
for in both cases a tax may work ad
ditional hardships. And, to draw the
analogy further, as real estate may
sometimes be a burden .rather than
a source of income to the owner, so
married life may not always be a
source of joy.
So why be sorry, Dear Allen, be
cause you are a bachelor? If there
is no wife to appreciate your good
character, I believe I voice the senti
ment of many Forum readers when I
say that you gained majiy apprecia
tive friends through The Publio
Forum. Besides, there is yet hope.
Think how much worse it would have
been ifyour ideas about polygamy
would come true. Why, then the rich
folks would have appropriated all the
women, the same as they have -taken,