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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 24',
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to make justices believe that prison
ers have assaulted them.
No man is an aristocrat; no man
is a democrat; men and women are
human beings nothing more.
Let labor be rewarded on earth;
he is doltish who waits for reward in
Commercialists sing about em
bracing Jesus in his New Jerusalem
and work human beings unreasona
ble hours in badly-ventilated estab
lishments. Service and responsibility before
law and authority.
He commits no injustice who ad
vocates dethroning the legal author
ities, for these egotistical knaves pay
homage to monopolistic selfishness
and act impishly toward mortals
wrapped in misfortune from child
SIMPLICITY FOR UNDERSTAND
ING. Why make life so dense and
complicated that we cannot see day
light through it and cannot under
stand its simplicity.
A senator, Bourne, gives this rule:
"No two people in the world are ex
actly alike; consequently each indi
vidual has a different point of view or
ilea as to what constitutes his own
particular personal or selfish inter
est" Is this so? If 1,000 persons look at
a red apple, there is but one idea 'to
all a red apple at least, that is the
normal majority idea. There are not
1,000 differing ideas of this red ap
ple there is unity of agreement.
We need for life a few generally
conceded useful things, such as
drink, food, shelter, activity, rest
This does not mean that life's ne
cessities are dependent on 1,000,000
differing ideas from 1,000,000 people,
but a few ideas from a million people.
We group ourselves as to our per
conal interests or an idea by saying
"Yes" or "No." This is simple.
The same confusion exists as to
leaders. Under most democratic
forms leaders will become less and
less necessary; more the office of
teachers than commanders, more to
the Herbert Spencer type than to
the Roosevelt. A. H. Peterson.
DONT KNOCK. Don't be a
knocker. Honest criticism is always
welcome, but knocking don't pay. It
hurts the knockers as much as the A
Since we all have made mistakes
it would be more appropriate for ua
to cultivate the characteristic of
boosting instead of knocking. A good
many of us throw out our chest and
expect the admiration of our fellow
men when we say we don't believe
in knocking a man when he is down,
but very often we forget that we keep
on kicking a weaker person until we
are sure he is down.
When we think of our own T. R.
we cannot help but think of hyphen
ated Americans continually knock
ing against a certain class of hy
phens. He was always hasty in con-
victing a man before trial, calling
men undesirable citizens and even
refusing an invitation to dine with a
club because one of its members
was under a cloud. The man under
a cloud was Lorimer.
When thinking of Lorimer we think
of a booster who gave many a man
a lift, but was turned down cold
when he got in bad. They ignore him
because he was exposed, not be
cause he was dishonest We know it
is next to impossible to be absolutely
be honest and rich or a politician. "
W can learn a good lesson from
Bill Lorimer. Even though we don't
believe in lys politics, we must admit
he had an opportunity to knock, but
did not All the world loves a booster.
H. E. Scheck. ft
A BUSY MAID ' '
"She was married today for the
eighth time, I believe."
"Who was the gentleman?"
"I don't know. She said her maid '
always kept the record of such de