ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Prostitution. I have published
many letters on that world-old prob
lem, which never has been solved. . I
. don't think it will be solved until
" some of the confusion is removed. We
don't know how many women .enter
that business from choice and how
many from necessity. We won't
know until we have a social system
that makes it easily possible for every
'girl to live without selling her body.
Then we wjll have as prostitutes only
those'women who enter that profes
sion from choice. I think woman
should be free to choose; and she
can't be free to choose unless there
is no necessity.
I don't say the world owes every
man and woman a living. I do be
lieve, however, that the world owes,
every man and woman an opportu
nity to earn a living, and such a liv
ing as will enable him or her to live
a. wholesome life.
I 'believe every man who is able
and willing to work is entitled to the
opportunity to work and a wage that
will enable him to marry; and that
every father is entitled to a wage that
will enable him to provide for his sons
and daughters until they are old
enoughto take care of themselves.
And t,think our most dangerous
criminals are the men who exploit
their "brothers and deprive them of
their rights as husbands and fathers
to provide for their families.
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, POLITICAL MOTHER GOOSE
I like Mr. Wilson,
His heart is so cooL
And if I don't knock him,
' 111 shatter a rule.
New York Tribune.
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Someone proposes that Chicago
hire idle men to clean ice off side
walks. Believe us, a man cleaning
ice off sidewalks tlesa days doesn't
class- as an idle man.
THE PUBLIC FORUM
A SWEITZER POME T
When You Wore a,Tu!ip and I Wo
a Big Red Rose.
Lef s vote fqr Sweitzer
To make this town wiser,
Just one little vote will do.
He'll make this city "
A' town safe and pretty,
( J?ar we know him thru and"AriL
Men may be smarter, M jk
But not our friend Carter, ,. Jl
A promise is all he'll do. ,'
He .makes vows just to spilKthemj' '
But Bob will fulfill them, .;
So vote for a man that is teas.
W. E. Wachs. k
ABUSING THE SICK. "P. K." has
written his little say, so I will tell
you something about the dope fiends
of Chicago. Two months ago a friend
of mine, the father of a family, and
a hard working mant went to the
County hospital, Dunning and the
Bridewell to try and get cured of the
dope habit. In each place he was
humiliated. He was even cursed at
one of the places.
Finally he went to his alderma
who told him that they had a ma
velous-cure for the drug habit in the
Bridewell. He asked the alderman.
if he could oe sent there for this cure.
He was'tokl that onlypeojplewhowere
arrested, could take the cure so q
made up his mind to break the.Jw,.,.
Gtoing out on the streets one night
he begged in front of a policeman and
was arrested. The ,next morning a
judge fined him $25 and costs and
sentenced him to 10 days in the
On arriving there he told the doctor
in charge that he was a dope fiendV '
He was sent to the hospital wh&4
he was kept thre days. He was givo.
nothing to relieve his sufferings a&d
when he asked the nurse, who tol&
his pulse for medicine he was laugh
For three days he was in the ho-
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