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the general good ahddoh-t know-all;
of his personal failings. -, 7
First-class enemies are valuable
friends, too. My friend the enemy
strikes at my weajcest point and'
thus points it out to me. If Vm not
a fool, I'll strengthen up there be
fore another enemy takes a crack
at it. -
In a worldly way, I'm riot wise -f or
I don't know who's gbod and who's
bad. There was a time 'when I
thought I did. The good people were
the ones who did as I "wanted them
to the bad people were the ones
Who 'didn't But I've got over" that.
v I found so much good'Jn the bad
ones' and so much bad In" the good
ones that I've quit looking for ttie
bad in anybody. When I've met so
called "bad" men ,and women, my
curiosity was aroused to 'find out'
what good there was in 'them. And
it's lots more interesting .to 'look for
I!ve talked with millionaires,
murderers, bankers, saloonkeepers,
preachers, hodcarriers, soldiers; gen
erals, presidents, mayors; council
men, governors, lawyers, thieves, .re
formers, statesmen, uplifters; sociol
ogists, single-taxers, politicians--all
kinds and conditions of men. And
all 'of them were human itieirigs
something good in every one. of them
more good than bad.
It may be contrariness or, upside
do wnriess, but I'm always .interested'
in men other people are "busily knock
ing. I've" never run across one yet
that was as bad as he had been
I've never met Billy Loririier'-'or.
Roger Sullivan, but -I've-' read, so
many newspaper knocks on .them
that I think ni like them. There
must be something human in both of
them. I'm going to find out for my
self. I refuse to take the 'news
papers' word for it.
I did try this out on one man. "For
years before I came to-Chicago I had
re$d of "Hinky Dink."' Kenna and
everything: I read wa$ a rpas SpT
hvenf. overVarid caUed'bn him and
found, Michael Kennavery much of a
human being. ' I'll'.b'et he has a lot of
good friends'.' '
(Of course':.there are a few prom
inent? citkens ,who are always .highly
praised by the nesjapers--but I
haven't yet .felt any desire to riieet
them.- Maybe they're too good for
me. Tm .only human.
Before I .wind- this up I want to
answer that" union labor question,
tqo. tfbelieve in organized labor, but
I also belieye in other-labor because
I believe in all labor. I want to help
all labor to help itself,, and. won't stop
to ask whether it is union or non
union. .Eventually the workers will
all be together, and I don't rant to
do anything to. keep them apart
I want The Day Book to be what
the people,. want it to be principally
the 95 per cent The-5 per cent have
all the other dailies' on 'their side.
Certainly the. 95 per cent; are entitled
to one and The Day Book is an
adless paper so it can be free to tell
the truth "arid represent the "95 per
I know of nothing our country
needs now more than it needs a fear
less honest"; free and untrammelled
press. The 'people-are as much in
terested in'this as I am,- and they can
do their share by getting more peo
ple to read The Day Book.
A WASTED LIFE
He graduated an A. B.
Ten per is iow his salary.
If baseball he had learned to play
Four'hundred might have been, his
Brass is the best reflector of heat
of any meflt - - .