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I THE DAY-BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
BBITOR AND PUBLISHER,
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Entered as sedbid-olaM ntUtr April
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IlL, u4r tke Aet 4 March. I. 187 J.
MRS. ROTHSCHILD SAID SOME
THING- The wife pf Maurice L.
Rothschild hats cbigsd a. live phrase
and handed out sofie real wisdom. ,
" When her husband told her he
signed the clothing workers' union
agreement and established a mini
mum wage of $16 for married men
and $8 for women, Mrs. Rothschild
said: "Even if you Jose, what of it?
You can charge it off to the heirs?"
It reminds us of the old story about
( two diteh diggers the morniog the pa
' pers said Marshall FieW had died dull
ing the night.
"Well, I see Field Is dead," said one
''Yes," said the other, "and he
leaves $150,000,000 behind him." .
"Couldn't take it with him eh?"
said the first
Also itreminds us ef Louis Bran
deis when he had piled up a big pile
of money as a lawyer malting the
promise to his wife that 50 per cent
of his time should be given to prac
ticing law free of charge in public
Say, you clothing mllli&n&ire head
1 ed for the graveyard, why don't you
stop and think it over?
why not pay thewage scale de
manded by the -clothing workers'
uakm and, if it costs ymi a little 'more,
"charge it to the heirs"?
, CHAUNCEY KEEP'S MEMORY.
The Chicago Telephone Oe. pays 4
per cent of its gross receipts to the
American Telephone &. Telegraph Co.
What for? Ohj because the A. T. &
T. withNew York headquarters owns
the Chicago Bell phone, system and
has the power to hold up the Chi.
TeL C6. for anyjtind of a -contract.
So it's fixed up that from every dol
lar of nickels dropped in tfie phone
slot boxes in Chicago the New York
owners get 4 cents. And Chaun
cey Keep, who through his trustee
ship of the Marshall Field estate, sits
as a director of the Chi. Tel. Co.,
couldn't remember anything about
this 4 per cent when asked about
it before utilitlesxommission.
He said that if necessary he would
obtain the information, which was
kind of him, but he couldn't remem
ber whether this amaaing per cent
tax fixed on every phone user in Chi
cago is or 'is not and if it is then
why and what it is.
In the case of Keep, it isn't a finan
cier purposely forgetting because he
doesn't want to telK The significant
thing is that all .who heard Keep
testify got a definite impression that
3ie $s handling so mapy big deals, sit
ting on so many corporate boards of
directors, that it's impossible for any
living man to remembefr&ll the de
tails, even if one detail is a New
York hold-up of 4 per cent levied
rfn every phone user in Chicago.
Perie Young, a member of the .Los
Angeles Hotel Men's ass'n, read a pa
per explanatory of the methods by
which the authorities and hotel men
were able to co-operate and"T&ring
about a harmonious understanding
in the Angel City. San Diego, CaL,
We know the beautiful spring is
here, but how can a man expect his
pkl cow to give milk when her ud
der looks like the swivel end of a cu
cumber. Washington (N. C.) Progress.