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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 31, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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The great mass of human kind
place implicit confidence in the print
ed page, the press and -with the an
nouncements, repeated daily for
months, along with advertisements
of reputable business concerns of
long standing, it goes without saying
that much of the confidence placed
in these fakirs resulted from the con
fidence placed in publishers of the
metropolitan dailies.
Are publishers of metropolitan
so stupid that they do not detect
crooks till -after they get their money
and the public throuJfc other means
discovers their swindling methods.
When they are found out, how
quick the press made a move to clear
its pages of such headlines, even go
ing so far as to cut out honorable ad
vertisers who really possess gifts of
clairvoyance and. who deal fairly and
honestly with their patrons. In other
words these fakirs who never pos
sessed anything worthy the name of
gifts above those of crook were taken
by the press as a criterion in judging
the gifts of psychic nature. Such
ignorance on the part of publishers
is inexcusable in this day and ago of
science and progress.
The money was divided, according
to the evidence, and the daily papers
received a goodly portion for the
space given or sold to further the
game. Will the press return to the
victims its portion of the money and
thus clear their skirts and re-establish
the confidence they have surely
lost In this scheme? Or will they
keep the money and heap the whole
blame onto the heads of the other
fellows and remain silent as to the
part their influence and claims to re
spectability had in fleecing the poor
deluded souls out of their hard earned
coin? I
Of course, clairvoyance is not on !
trial It is crooks who use the very
very psychic and. holy name clair
voyance as a pretense, knowing very
well that it appeals to every member
of the race in a greater or lesser de
gree. However, the press needs a
jolt Its power and prestige should
have back of it intelligence and hon?
orable manifestation in the conduct
of its business, which means so much
in leading and directing the thought
of the less enlightened who depend
so much upon the printed page. F.
E. Ormsby, 4027 Monroe sk
notice the American flag in the Her
ald and read beneath: "America asks
nothing for herself but what she has
a right to ask for Humanity itself."
Each day it brings the thought
how inconsistent it is with the Gold
en Rule, for it Is a poor rule that does
not work both ways. And how can
we claim anything for humanity's
sake for ourselves when we disregard
it so entirely where others are con
cerned. The ammunition sent from this
country brings the same catastrophe
to foreign homes as was brought to
us Saturday; and just as undeserved.
Strange but true the innocent always
suffer for the guilty.
Oh, how I wish everybody would
try to' live up to the Golden Rule: "Do
unto others as you would have them
do to you." Think it over. Mrs. M
R. B random, 155 N. Wood St
nprastnnt.n be out often on business
up to 12 midnight I have been incon
vPTiinnrfid and "soaked" several times
by these street and sidewalk "four-
flushers," who are no respectors or
the public. '
If sidewalks must be flushed (and
I doubt it) the men should not be
permitted to do so until after 12 mid
night, when few persons are travel
ing about
- Street flushers should be compelled
to give a warning signal so that pe
destrians will-not be bespattered with
mud and water, xney ao not ao tnis
at present
The system in use is an outrage on
the general public and should be cor
rected. Cu L.

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