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teent against a minimum wage for women or against -wholesome child
Qabor laws. I can't imagine a cartoon by MeCutche6n intended to help
Lytton of The Hub sell pants, or Jimmie Simpson sell "Marshall Field Un
derwear or socks.
r And I have enjoyed many of them that stirred up the noblest human
There is the reverse side to this, too for there are cartoonists draw
tog big salaries for the salacious suggestlveness of the pictures they draw
sand the sensations they appeal to. But, poor devils, they are slaves of a
System that prostitutes everything to material gain. So let them pass.
There are kept men as well as kept women, and among editors, judges,
-senators, lawyers, doctors, preachers, professors and others of our learned
iprofesslons, there are prostitutes who sell their souls for money, just as the
Joutcasts in the underworld sell their bodies.
And there ie less excuse for the men than for the women. THEY know
roetter, and sell themselves with their eyes open and with clear under
estanding. I believe there is really not much difference in the souls of cities. That
gs, the composite soul of the people In any city is very much like the com
posite soul of the people in any other city. 'The apparent difference in cities
is the difference in the ruling class.
s The so-called middle class the great class that makes any city or any
fcountry -what it is the class that takes in the great body of people be
tween wealth and poverty that class is always all right. And there is
where the soul of a city grows and is.
In that class there are many organizations, societies; associations,
fraternities and clubs that bring together people who are striving upward,
.trying to uplift themselves, and hence human society. From this class come
Imost of the virile leaders of men, and the selfish ruling class above is ever
-striving to capture and control the leaders.
I Knowing that the people are repeatedly betrayed by their leaders, and
that bitterness and resentment grow thereat, the ruling class is ever fearful
sthat some day this bondage of the many to the few wfll cease, and that the
inighty will be hauled from their seats of power and real democracy en--throned.
t This soul of democracy never can be wholly repressed. No matter
how thick and firm the crust above, that soul creeps through its cracks and
terevices and goes on up in a prayer to God that Justice reign on earth.
I "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven."
That Isn't a prayer that has no more meaning than the mere polly-Avants-a-cracker
of a zoo parrot. It isn't something to be mouthed in Sun
day school and church and forgotten the remainder of the week. It isn't
the mere recitation of a child, who has learned it by heart, at her mother's
Even though unexpressed, that prayer is always in every human heart
everywhere on earth; and it always will be until the Golden Rule is actually
established here on earth, and justice governs all the relations of men.
Whatever may be the words or language of the most earnest prayer of
any human being of any creed in any church, the same prayer for Justice
Js in every human heart.
. ' I don't know which particular creed is perfect. I Imagine if any one
were perfect there would be but that one. But I do know the same human
iope for justice runs like a golden thread through all pf them.
? I actually believe that men believe jo the Golden. Rule, down deep in