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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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and again add -to the coffers of the
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
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.
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'"Who brought up the rear in the
circus parade?"' "The trained
skunks." "Gee! that was a strong fia
ish." N. Y. World.
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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.
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Wigwag What do you find to be
-r -antp- iiisoinittrui in writing?
Scribbler The fact that I need the

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