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duct for policemen' than the Golden
Rule. Let that rule govern the po
lice department of Chicago. Then
will it attract not only the attention
but will command the respect of all
just men everywhere."
Street Car Smoking. I believe the
majority of smokers would wUlingly
give up; the privilege pf smoking in
street cars if they stopped to think of
how much their pleasure injures the
health and comfort of motormen.
I smoke, and I often smoke in the
vestibules of street cars. That is, I
did-until I got a letter from a motor-
matf telling what it did to him. Since
then I have quit smoking in street car
I didn't need a law or ordinance to
make me quit. I did it because
thought it was the square thing to do.
Like thousands of others, I hadn't
thought of how much my enjoyment
of a smoke was affecting motormen
and their families.
So I don't think it is the smokers
who are opposed to stopping smok
1 ing in street cars, but rather those
who sell tobacco.
And I think the Record-Herald is
doing a good thing in making a fight
to prevent smoking in street cars.
After my attention had been called
to it, I got to thinking. Then I saw
that this smoking in street car vesti
bules not only was disagreeable to
motormen, but also to women who
had to crowd through the smoking
men to get out of the front end of
I saw also that if smoking were
stopped, much of the spitting in those
vestibules would be stopped.
I imagine that few men smoke
more than I do, and I imagine that
every fellow who considers others as
well as himself can easily get along
without smoking while on a surface
The ordinance isn't needed for men
who are fair and considerate. It is
needed, however, for the government
of selfish men who are willing to en-.
joy smoking pt the expense of suf
fering on the part of others.
I suggest that the motormen peti
tion the street railway company to
post notices in the vestibules kindly
requesting smokers to consider the
motorman. Say frankly that there is
no law or ordinance prohibiting
smoking, and make the appeal to;
each man's sense of decency.
I imagine this will be almost as ef
fective as a city ordinance or state
law. I think it would soon stop
smoking, because I think the great
majority of smokers are fair and
want to do. the decent thing.
Money and Friends. There Is.
some good, in all of us. We can find
it in others if we look for it One
trouble is that as a general thing we
are not looking for it. We are look
ing for something to criticize. We
like fo find fault with others, not
ourselves. And doggone the man
who finds fault with us.
When I get acquainted with suc
cessful business men, with rich men,
I begin looking for the good. That
may be because it doesn't really stick
out so's you'd notice it.
I've seen men who were mighty'
good fellows when they were mak
ing money. They owned their money
and made it mind them. It had to
get busy and do things. But I've seen
it pile up so fast that instead of be
ing servant it became master.
Then friends were lost. Money
had such a mastery that the fellow
who thought he owned it became
suspicious of nearly everybody, and
thought they wanted to get some of
it away from him.
He's even become suspicious of
his friends; and the real ones fall
away from him. I. mean the ones
that enjoyed his friendship until he
become a slave to his money, and.
who wanted only the friendship and
none of the money.
It is difficult it may be impossi
ble for a manjto have both real
friends and lots of money.