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$pU& $ BQR -TOEIR- BROTHERS
Some day. a great poem will be written in honor of the humble
men and women who go on strike, at peril of hardship and -even of
starvation) for the benefit of their less fortunate brothers and sisters.
Take the battle for the minimum wage fought by the British .
coal miners. In addressing the strikers, Premier Asqulth said:
"It is a result which you are trying to achieve, not for the pur
pose of raising the wages of coal miners as a whole, because the
great btilkof Jhe miners already get more than the .minimum wage
you are trying to achieve, but in the interest of those who cannot
effectively .care for themselves or attain their own reasonable am-x
bition. In that sense, IT IS AN UNSELFISH DEMAND on tfie
part of 4he great bulk of the miners."
And when the' mine owners promptly conceded the demand in
several districts, the strikers refused to accept unless the same bene
fits were conceded to their brothers in all other districts. '
That is true brotherhood. The men who crawled out of the
grimy pits of England to protest against the treatment of those least
favored by fortune, say with bluflhold Walt Whitman :
"I will have nothing that ALL cannot have the counterpart of
on the same terms."
. Wfiemnen who are well enough off themselves are ready to
suffer and sacrifice in drder to pull other men up to a decent standi
ard of living, there's hope of a better civilization'. All honor to the
big-hearted, true-hearted -coal miners of England, Scotland arid
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BRAIN OR BROKEN GLASS?
Women's suffrage always ap
pealed tous on. the basis of the
jbstice of letting every member of
the community with reasonable
mental capacity to participate fn
- Somehbw we felt thafour own
mother) our sisters and our wife
were quite 'as well fitted tCvpte as
any man we knew.
But tne way some of our suff
ragette sisters, in England and
China, are putting up the right to
vote on a basis of ability tdfraise
hell and break windows, is a new
There are numerous critters far
lower than -woman and foweV
even in the zoological scale than
man, who ought" to be permitted
to register and vote on. the "mijr
taht" basis. ( T
The Missouri mule, for in--stance.
Gaekwar of Baroda, Indiar
prince, has an income of $10,000,
000 per year" and a carpet of dia
monds, rubies and pearls worth
$4,000,000. Let's go to India 1 t-