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OLD INDIAN FIGHTER MAY BE TRIED FOR
MURDER OF MAN WHO DIED 46 YEARS AGO
THE DAY BOOK
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N. D. Cochran, Wi- aoo 500 So111 Peoria St
Editor and Publisher, jjjp JiJ8 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, N(X216 Chicago, Wednesday, June 11, 1913 ONE CENT
THE INFLUENCE OF FRATERNITIES, CLUBS AND
SOCIETIES ON HUMAN BROTHERHOOD
Fraternal Obligations Are Among the First Lessons in
Brotherhood A Sam Jones Story of the Preacher
Who Called a Hobo His Brother and
Gave Him a Handout.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Discussing brotherhood, I said that when men get together in any fra
ternity, association, club, society, church or other organization that has an
honest purpose they are on their way to the greater brotherhood.
It is generally known that numerous fraternal organizations have
beautiful obligations, which, if lived up to, would make better men of all the
A number of years ago I found a young man friend carefully studying
the list of members of the lodge of a fraternity he had recently joined! I
asked him what he was doing, and got this reply.
"I am looking to see if a certain woman has any relatives in the lodge."
One of the obligations of some fraternities is that a brother will not
violate the chastity of a female relative of a brother member. Meri are
also obligated not to cheat or defraud a brother.
I knew this young man well enough to say to him: "Cant you see
that you are taking a mighty narrow and selfish view of brotherhood? Be
ing a fraternity brother von't "help you much if you think that your obliga
tion is intended to protective wife, sister, daughter or mother of a brother.
Bat it will help you amazingly if it makes you understand that if it is wrong
to violate the chastity of a female relative of a fraternity brother it must
be just as wrong to violate the chastity of any woman."
Any man who thinks it out will see that it would be ignoble 'and dis
gracefully selfish, for a few men to band together and agree to cheat any
body but one another.
They say there is honor among thieves, and there is. But it js the same
ijnd of honor as that young man had in his mind wh n he was looking up