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Marshall Field didn't make Ghicago great by giving it a great store ora
great art museum. '
Benjamin Altman made nothing great by leaving, forty millions and one
of the best private art collections, in New York.
If we could kno,w the real life stories of these merchant princes we
would be, forced to the conclusion that instead of making the cities in which
.. they lived and achieved success great, they made them meaner by making
humanity meaner; and that they contributed to vice and crime in propor
tion to their contribution to poverty through low wages.
, And I can't imagine .that any of these dead merchant princes died
happy, or that any of them now living ever will die happy. For I don't be
lieve any man can die any happier than he helped to make humanity happy
while he was alive.
Some,, day I think men will understand that every man's life consists
not only of his own life, but of the lives he influences one way or, another
as he works his way toward the grave. '
I think I have a better understanding-now than I had when I first read
it of the statement that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of
a needle than it is for a rich 'man to enter he Kingdom of Heaven.
When a man dies it is easy for us to say "God rest his soul," but we
have nothing to do with it after he is dead. He had all to dp with it him
self while he was alive. ,
In the news story the most important statement about Benjamin Alt
man appears to be that he left forty millions. Perhaps he did that because
he couldn't take it away with him.
OAK PARK POLICE HOLD MAN
WHO SAYS HE KILLED GIRL
The Oak Park police today arrest
ed Alfred Driscoll, 20, and they say
he .confessed to assaulting "and
strangling to death Alice Matthews,
a young girl, who was murdered in
Minneapolis 18 months ago.
He wilH)e brought to Chicago and
questioned. He claims that he was
going mad through thinking of the
According to Captain Lee of the
Oak Park police Driscoll swore that
on the night of April 12, 1912, he
was prowling around on a side street
in Minneapolis, looking for hold-up
victim, when he -saw the Matthews
eirl. He followed her until she was
near a vacant lot, where he throttled 1
the girl,.assaulted her and left her
Driscoll had a hard time convinc
ing Lee of the truth of his story. He
said that assault was the only motive
for 'the crimet
DENIES STRIKERS KIDNAPPED
- TWO MINERS WIVES
Trinidad," Col., Oct. 14. Vice Pr,es.
Hayes of United Miners denied' that '
coa'l strikers at Ludlow kidnapped
Mrs. Matt Deniger and Mrs. John
Lurwig, wives of working miners,
and held them prisoners -for six hours;
in the "tent city" as was charged by
the sheriff and operators after the
women had left a stage en route from
here to the Hastings mine of the Victor-American
Fuel Co. Hayes ad
mitted the women 'had gone to the,
"tent city," but insisted they did so
WOULD KILL SUNDAY SHAVE
The Illinois Journeymen Barbers'
Ass'n, which is in convention a,t De-
catur, passed a resolution calling up-
on the legislature to pass law for
bidding the opening of barber shops
It is said that the resolution. was
fought for by the married barbers
and opposed by the bachelors.