•• When a. Svn.iiilir-1 conies iiUu a iunui.-.-ins t.-wvd never prevents him from uci.*pijiii: the, money," says an English writer.' \n intwru." is furnished by Mr John Mbivheud, on* of the 12 Halifax people nl,n have just, received a. windfall i>t .4:2.000 each under tho will of an unde who died in .America- Mr Muiihoad is , are'.uker «>f Halifax Socialist Hall, ;i,
moml cr of t!w Independent Labor p<uty, :>i,d » well-known bocialist. "It does id ace mo in rather an awkward -predicament, doesn't it'.'" I)*' f-aid in an interview.
"But there, are many rich Socialists. 1 may tell you at once that I shall accent the monev. It is the system tha.t is wrong, and if I were to forgo the windfall that has come to me the good my individual e:is« would do would be out of all proportion to the harm it would do to me and" my family. '"I shall not touch the principal. I shall invest it, and that is where part of tho trouble comes in. W« as Socialists are opposed to all rent, profit, and interest, because they always come out I.: - the working dp.es. But, as I have .-=aid. tnv individual sacrifice could do 110 good until the syaU-in is altered, and I shall L»ike this inU-rejat."
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SOCIALIST'S CONSCIENCE, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914