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church? Fop generations most members of parties and churches were.,
born that wayi and 'couldn't help it. ,
What interests me in a man is what kind of a man he is not what he
has, what he hasn't or what he belongs to, but what he S.
I believe in organized labor, for I believe that, only through organiza
. tion will labor get justice. I believe in the men in labor unionB, but I also
believe in the men outside of labor unions.
That is, I believe in the manhood of the men who labor, whether, they
belong to labor unions or-haven't seen the-ligh't and are. still outside, I am
for ALL labor. . . , . r
And I believe In. the' MANHOOD of rich men as well as in the JklAN
NHOOD of poor men, however much" I may abhor a system Jhat makes
some men the slaves of other, men.
j If you walk aroundahy'mant no matter what his position in life, you'll
find that he is neither aU goocT nor. all evil'.
v To each of us,, the entire universe revolves around the spot on which
we stand. And 'achof us stands there in supreme ignorance and egotism,
JUDGING all else about us)
Sometimes when I get to thinking of .myself and then look up at the
stars in the boundless "sky, I feel as if I might turn a summersault through
a pin-hole. nd I weigh over 200 pounds avoirdupois.
And THEN I haven't the gall to judge any jnan because he belongs to
the party.-church or any otherorganizatiqn he wants to belong to.
It win keep me busy all" the days of (my life keeping my own politics,
religion and humanity on straight. Let my brother do the-besi he can in
his way, and may God 'bless him as he deserves!
I think it would elp a whole lot, if every fellow, before walking around
all the other elephants-wouloT walk around himself and "get a good line on
what kind of an animal HE is.
Did YOU ever step off to one side and take a good look at yourself?
Did it everj occur to YOU, that even though you be smart or. cunning
enough to fool your family, your friends, .your enemies and Humanity in
general, thattybu never can fool YOURSELF?
It occurred to me years ago; and I realized that I. couldn't be a crook
without knowing it myself. I knew I would-always have, to sleep with my
self, and I made up my mind I would NOT sleep with a crook.
So yoti see my religion and my policy is selfish. I want to think well of
myself. This otight to make plain what thepolicy of The Day Book is.
I wont vtakV advertising 'because I want The Day Book to be un
der no obligation to anybody but tlie people. I want it to, be free free to
publish the truth free to be honest with its readers free to fight.for a"
square deal for everybody, rich or poor, saint or sinner EVERYBODY.
I want to be frefe myself. That's why J am signing what I write and
making The Day Book personal. I want my readers to- know me, and I
want to get their confidence and hold It by deserving it
If I have walked around myself and found myself, perhaps r can help
. others to do thfe same thing.- Anyhowi I'm going to keep on. trying. r r
Fifth-Avenue New York merchants
protested -against parades of women
and the women threaten toboycott
Fifth-avenue fihopB. What do you
think those shopkeepers will do..JEh2..
The Major Ah, good morning,--
Count! What's the matter?' I never
saw you looking so ol&.as.you do this
morning; "The Count That's nat-
ural,jMajpn-J.aever was jso old'.as'Jp