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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 31, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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The great mass pf human kfnd
place implicit confidence in the print
ed page, the press, and with the an
nouncements, repeated daily for
juonths, along with advertisements
of reputable business concerns of
long standing, it goes wxthout' 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 through 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 dead fairly and
honestly with their patrons. In other
words these fakirs who never pos
sessed anything worthy the name- of
gjfts above those of croojc were taken
by the press as a criterion in judging
the gifts of psychic nature. Such
ignorance on the part of publishers
Js, inexcusable in this day and ago pf
science am progress,
The money was divided, according
tp the evidence, and the daily papers
received a goodly pprtion for the
space given or gold tp further the
game, Will the press return to the
vjctinis its pprtion pf the money and
thus clear their skirts and re-establish
the confidence they have surely
lqpt in this scheme? Or will they
keep the money and heap the whole
' blame onto the heads of the other
fellows and regain silent as to the
part their influence and claims tP re
spectability had in fleecing the poor
deluded souls out of their hard earned
Qi course, clairvoyance is. not on
trial It is crooks wno use the very
ve,ry 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
jplt 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 st,
notice the American flag hthe Her
ald and read beneath: "America asks
nothing for herself but what she hap
a right to ask for Humanity itself."
Each day it brings the thought
how inconsistent Jt is wth the Gold
en Rule, for it is a poor rule that does
not work both ways. And how can
we claim anything fqr humanity's
sake for ourselves when we disregard
it so entirely where others are con
cerned. The ammunition sept from this
country bripgs the same catastrophe
tp foreign hpmes as wa$ brought tP
us Saturday; and just as undeserved.
Strange but true, the Jnnoeent always
suffer fpr.the guilty.
Oh, how I wish everybody would
try to live up to the Golden Rule: 'Po
untp others aa you wpujd have them
do to you." Think it over. Mrs. fflf
R. Brandom, 155 N, Wooq 3.
occasion to be put often on business
up to 12 midnight I have beep incon
venienced and "soaked" several time
by these street and sidewalk "four
flUPhers," who are no respectors of.
the public.
Tf sidewalks must be flushed fand
I doubt it) the men should not be
permitted to dq so untu atter iv mid
night, when few persons are travel
ing auout.
Street flushers should be compelled
to give a warning signal so that pe
destrians will not be bespattered with
mud and water, They do not do thla
at present.
The system in use is an outrage an,
the general public and should be cor
rected. G. L

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