From the Rock Island Argus, January 8, 1913. By S. E. Kiser. He used to hate the idle rich, And often spoke with dread About the fearful dangers which Were looming up ahead; He saw a time when blood would flow, And anarchy be rife; But that was when his funds were low, He had the luck a year ago To get a wealthy wife. He used to say the millionaires Were blinded by their greed; He thought the world and its affairs Were managed wrong, indeed; He saw the time when class and mass Would wage a bloody strife, When chaos would prevail. Alas! Since then a change has come to pass! He has a wealthy wife. He cannot understand today Why those who toil complain; The ills he feared are cleared away, No signs of strife remain. Content to let things drift along, He lives an easy life, Forgetting, if sometimes the strong Oppress the weak, that it is wrong: He has a wealthy wife.