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About his rooms I counted ten
statuettes and pictures of Napo
leon. "He has been my model," said
the doctor. "I Tiave tried to fight
my enemy unrelentingly as he
And in his way he is as grim
and unyielding as Napoleon. I
have nevr met so astounding a
man. Apart from his work, he is
graciousand kind. But asa doc
tor fteMs like cold, shining- steel
and "his- all the unpitying hard
ness of science.
I lgoked'into a father's face and
there were, tears in his eyes.
"Doctor," he begged, "will you
not give the medicine to my
The'doctor's eyes flashed.
"I cannot' he said. "When
the pther doctor gives up her case,
admits that he cannot cure 'her,
then I will treat her."
The fatherwent out, inexpress
Then Dr..Friedmann explained.
"This other doctor," Tie said,
mentioning the name of bne of
the greatest scientists of Ger
many, ''is standing in the way of
my discovery. I must remove
such obstacles as soon as I can,
in the name of humanity."
I have taken a number of trips
with this grim scientist, in the
slunre of Berlin, and I have seen
many patients in his offices, but
I have never seen him pass a child
without pinching its cheek and
smiling at it.
He has bden 1;oo busy to be
married J the tuberculosis germ
wouldn'.t let him.
He is not strong physically; he
has often told his intimate friends
that he has worked so hard and
has so much hard work ahead of
him that he does not expect to ljve
He is so wrapt up in his work
that there are many days when he
does not eat. ?
CONTRACT LABOR BILL IN
By Gilson Gardner.
Washington, Dec. 19. Any
one Wishing to lend a hand at
abolishing the great evil of con
tract labor in our prisons can ren
der practical help by writing a let
ter to any member of the senate
committee on the judiciary urg
ing that the committee report fa
vorably H. R. 5601, entitled, f'An
act to limit the effect of the regu
lation of interstate commerce be
tween the states in goods, wares,
and merchandise wholly or in part
manufactured byxonvict labor in
any prison or reformatory."
"The passage of this bill," says
Julian Leavitt, the well-knoWrt
authority on convict labor,
"would affect intimately and im
mediately the welfare of an army
of working girls in hundreds of
garment factories through the
country, of some hundred thou
sand innocent wives and children
of convicts who are today being
punished by society for no fault
of their own; would open the way
to reformation of a host of pris
oners who are now "nothing-more
than private slaves of private"
pprison contractors; and finally, it
would end once for all time .the