their hearts, but they are afraid to try living by that rule unless they can
have absolute guarantee that all other men will begin living it at the same
It isn't so much that men want the best of it, as it is that they dou't
want to get the worst of it. They don't want the other fellow to have an
advantage. And the advantage he might get bothers them more than any
they really want for themselves.
I have so much faith in the inherent love of justice in all humanity that
I believe all employers in the world would gladly establish a minimum wage
for all workers, if all were to establish it at the same instant, and nobody
enjoyed an advantage of a lower wage scale than his competitor.
It isn-'t so much individuals that are wrong as it is that we have per
mitted an unjust social and industrial system to develop; and we are such
cowardly slaves of habit and custom that we are afraid to bust up that evil
system and establish one that's right.
How much of a coward are YOU-? Have YOU the courage to search
your own heart for the good that is there, for the love of humanity that is
there, and" the courage to let it come out?
Or do YOU believe, as society seems to believe, that the Golden Rule is
merely a beautiful, sentimental dream, and that men would think you a
crazy fool if you tried to live it?
I think the only reason the soul of democracy is repressed, is that we
are afraid of our own best Impulses and emotions. Anyhow, we may find
our soul if we talk about it and think about it
WHAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE CHICAGO
Bloomington, III. As result of re
volver duel Joseph Stoughton, hotel
proprietor at Lexington, died, and
Grant Preble, garage owner, is at
point of death.
Washington- Pres. Wilson noti
fied Senator Shepherd of Texas that
1. B. Walker, "Dallas banker, sentenc
ed to five years for misappropriation
of funds, should be permitted to serve
one year and a day.
Cincinnati, O. Common Pleas
Judge Caldwell overruled motions to
quash indictments against George B.
Cox, ex-Republican leader, and other
officials of old Cincinnati Trust Co.,
charged with misapplying funds.
Trial begins Monday. "
London. Sir Rufus Isaac's resig
nationas attorney general refused
when tendered to Premier Asquith
because of Marconi scandal.
St Paul, Minn. Edward Howland,
LaCrosse, Wis., engineer, dead, an
other Injured, when, engine of C., B.
& Q. passenger train was derailed in
Union depot yards, - "
Greeley, Col. Mrs. Dora Kester,
45, wife of J. T. Kester, 76, in jail
accused of attempting to 'poison hus,
band with strychnine. Quarreled
over property Have 12 children.
New York. Applause lasting more
than half hour followed close of
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt's last per
formance in vaudeville. Sailed on
Newburgh, N. Y. Jury in case of
Attorney Burton W. Gibson, charged
with murder of Mrs. Rosa Szabo,
apparently deadlocked. First jury dis
Indianapolis, Ind. City overrun
with cars of every make and det
scription bringing -parties for 500
mile race tomorrow. Over 100,000
people expected to witness race.
Tomah, Wis. Thieves crawled un
der depot of Chicago, Milwaukee &
St PauL bored hole through floor and
bottom of barrel of whisky arid drain
ed off thirty-five gallons. '
Boston, Mass. 1.200 employes of
j-B, P, Sturtetantr C0 'and "Backer
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