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I want to help men and women to
think, because they must think be
fore they can know how (to act for
their own and society's best interest.
When they think and figure things
out for themselves it is none of my
business whether they become So
cialists or something else.
I don't know today what The Day
i Book will do next week, next month
) or next year, beyond the fact that it
will try to give its readers the truth.
As I see things now I will not attempt
to control the vote of a single man
I am trying to be free, trying to see
my way. I don't know what I am
beyond the fact that I am a human
being and believe in the Golden Rule
and the brotherhood of man. I be
lieve thatf all men are my brothers,
whether they wear brown, grey or
blue clothes, whether they call them
selves Democrats, Republicans, Pro
gressives, Socialists, Prohibitionists
or what not.
I believe all men are my brothers
despite any difference in tongue,
color of skin or difference of opinion.
It may be I am not wise enough to
know just what I am. It may be that
if I were wiser I would be something
or other that made me different from
other men. It may be ignorance, but
it is a fact just the same that I am
not conscious of being different from
I am merely human, with the gen
eral run of human weaknesses. I am
not fair in all things, although I
would be happy if I were strong
enough to be fair. I am not just, be
cause I am not strong enough to be
just. And the older I grow the -more
I see myself floundering along seek
ing the full light that never comes.
I am ignorant, and I know it. There
are not enough hours in the days,
days in the week, weeks in the month,
"months in the year or years In hu
man life for me or any other human
to become wise.
I am trying to be free, and the odd
thing about that is that the freer I
become the more I feel an obligation,
an indebtedness, to every other hu
But I cannot promise any man
what The Day Book will do at any
time in the future beyond what r
have already said. So long as I edit
this paper and write down what I
think, it can be only what I am or am
trying to be. I will not even promise
to be consistent. For to be consistent
is to be a slave." I cannot be con
sistent and grow I" want to grow.
I will make no promise to get sub
scribers or to keep from losing them.
In publishing an adless newspaper I
am trying to give the people general
ly a newspaper that can't be controll
ed, influenced or killed by special
privilege through advertising patron
age; but a newspaper that owes
nothing to anybody but its readers,
and -which can be killed promptly
whenever it is false to the people.
I don't want to obtain money or
subscribers under false, pretense;
and I hope this makes plain to all
readers just what they may not ex
pect, even if not entirely clear on just
what they may expect." ,
JUST NEW SCHEME
Hallo, old man! Got a bad tooth?"
"No. Dentist owes nre money;
can't get near 'him. Trying new
There are 18,000 Women in the
state of Nevada.