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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N.D.COCHRAN
Geographical Senators. I can't
think of a poorer reason for sending
a man to the U. S. senate than be
cause he lives in a certain part of the
state. The talk of the Duntfe-Harri-son-Lewis
combine of being for
Stringer because he is a down-state
man is a poor excuse for supporting
him, just as poor an excuse as if Sulli
van's friends supported him because
he lives? in Chicago.
I don't think the general run of
people care a darn what part of the
state a man lives in if the man him
self is all right and stands for real
democracy with the little d.
Aside from factional politicians, I
should think the general run of
Democrats would be more interested
in having both Stringer and Sullivan
tell what they stand for the kind of
Democracy they believe in.
Some men are'Democrats and some
are democrats, just like some men
are Republicans and some are repub
licans. The big D and R label the
fellows who are partisans more from
the standpoint of party than prin
ciple. I imagine a lot of democrats who
vote the Democratic ticket at primar
ies, but who are not owned by any
boss or faction, would like to know
the real difference between Stringer
and Sullivan, so as to get a line on
what each would stand for in con
gress if elected.
Of course, the thick and thin par
tisans will shut their eyes and vote.
The Democrats who don't think until
they get word from Dunne or Har
rison will vote as their masters do.
The Democrats who don't think until
they get word from Roger will have
their minds made up for them, too.
But there are thousands upon thou
sands of voters who' own themselves
and who don't bend the knee to Sul
livan, Dunne, Harrison or any other
boss or leader; and these men will
probably want to .know just whaf
I democracy both Stringer and SullivanT
kind of democracy
Sullivan stand for.
You and I and Mary. You and I
know what we call a man who send$
a girl out on the street to "earn"
money by selling her body. You and I
then are little better than such a
creature.
Do you realize that you and I, rep
resented by our courts, are sending
fallen women too often the begin
ners to work on the streets at night
to pay fines imposed by our MORALS
Court and even give them the time
to earn the money to pay their fines?
How else to earn the money than
by prostitution all that was leff
them before they fell? ?
Mary Brown is caught soliciting;
It's Mary first time, so after she tells:
the judge that she gave in to crime
to get money for food, his honor is
lenient and gives her time to go out
and hustle for money to pay you and
me to pay the court.
"Mary, I'm sorry for you. This is
your first time . I'll fine you five dol
lars and remit the costs. Arid Mary
don't cry, girl
"What? Oh, you haven't the
money. Well, I'll give you a week to
get the five dollars. But don't be
caught soliciting again or I'll make
it ten next time."
A week later Mary sneaks into the
courtroom, hands over the money and
hurries out.
How does she get the money. Oh,
don't ask that.
Enough to know that it goes to you
and to me to our court. Allen W.
Elliott.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
WHY GIRLS GO WRONG
Editor Day Book: A whole lot has
been said about why young girls go
wrong, but very little about the
young men. They say that the men
ruin the girls for the pleasure thai
both Stringer and

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