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and again add -to the coffers of the
philanthropist. You would think the scheme suffi ciently contemptible to stop there, perhaps. But it goes further. This charity by which the stuff is to be sold to the poor, at a slight profit, is to be guarded by the organized chari ties and the poor must be investigat ed and recommended by some of these "statistical," cold - blooded guardians of charity before they will be permitted to buy your discarded, work-endowed furniture, at a profit to the "philanthropists." Even a public wood pile is contem plated, where the out-of-work man may toil for a pittance and the wood be sold again through the statistical charities. The benevolent fathers of this idea held a meeting yesterday to raise capital to perfect the organization and they should have no trouble rais ing the capital, for it is an invest ment that has proven by past practice to yield enormous returns. But one wonders wearily how long the misery of the world is to be ex ploited by those who already possess so much that very shame should pre vent their schemes to get still more in the name of misery. And one wonders, too, how long it .will be before the down-trodden awake to the thing that is being done to them, how long before they will realize that every money-making scheme like this foisted bv the "phil anthropist" only drives them deeper and deeper in the mire of commer cial slavery. And one wonders, too, how long it will be before the public, that por tion of it that is still honest and justice-loving, will rise in protest against embracing a big, ugly, furry legged, furry-bodied spider just be cause it is labeled a golden butterfly. o o '"Who brought up the rear in the circus parade?"' "The trained skunks." "Gee! that was a strong fia ish." N. Y. World. PRETTY GIRL CLUB PROPOSES TO PUT RAM ON OLD WALTZ T "t T Flatbush, N. Y. Despite the recent frequently circulated rumor that the tango and the trot are on the wane, along comes another pretty maid with the announcement that the old dances two-step and waltz are not to have any place in her club. This girl is Miss Elenore Lilley, president of a junior political league. She says her club is going to put a ban on the old dances and that in half a century the dreamy waltz will have been com pletely forgotten. o o Wigwag What do you find to be -r -antp- iiisoinittrui in writing? Scribbler The fact that I need the money.