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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Masters and Men. I will have no
master. I must be free. My labor is
mine. I may sell it for money. I may
buy money with my labor. It is the
same tihng. If YOU buy my labor
"with your money, you do not buy me.
If I buy your money with my labor,
I do not buy YOU. We are equals.
We are traders, YOU and L We are
brothers. All men are brothers. I
have many brothers. I have no mas
ter, no slave.
A merchant stands behind a count
er and cheats. He is my brother.
A preacher stands in a pulpit and
lies. He is my brother.
A beggar stands on the corner and
begs. He is my brother.
A man snatches a woman's pocket-book
and runs. He is my brother.
A girl walks the streets. She so
licits men because she must live. She
is my sister.
A rich man rides by. He employs
many women. He pays them wages
upon which they .cannot live decent
lives. They are my sisters. He is my
Did you read about the murder'
There is a dead man. A bullet went
through his heart. His body lies on
the cold slab in the morgue. He is
In a prison cell sits a man who
murdered my brother. Perhaps he
will be killed by the rest of us. But
he is my brother, too. "
I have many brothers and many
sisters. I do not know their names. I
do not know how they live. I do not
know what they do. I do not know
what is done to them.
Par back in the centuries we start
ed from -the same loins.
Hence they are my brothers.
There are no strangers. All men are
How can YOU be my master?
Harper's Weekly.- I have been
watcning Harper's Weekly with much
interest for several months. I notice -j
two tendencies more independence!
and less advertising; and I wonder if
either is responsible for the other.
If dwindling advertising is respon
sible for Increasing independence and
fearlessness, then I hope advertising
will keep on dwindling.
If increasing independence is re
sponsible for dwindling advertising I
still hope advertising will keep on
I don't care for a fancy cover. Darn
the husk, so long as the meat inside
is sound and nutritious. Anyhow, I
think Harper's will be better off de
pending upon its readers for support
than upon advertisers; and I don't
buy it for advertisements.
LETTER TO EDITOR
THAT MEDICAL PLEDGE
Editor Day Book: It has been re
ported that the Chicago Medical As
sociation, on behalf, of "the physi
sians of Illinois, through the Illinois
State Medical Society, the Chicago
Medical Society, the fifteen branch
societies of the Chicago Medical So
ciety, the one hundred and" two state
county medical societies, and the va
rious city medical societies through
out the state," requested pledges
from the late primary elections.
The pledge asked from the district
candidate is as follows:
"If elected to the Illinois legisla
ture I will do my utmost to maintain
one standard for all practitioners of
medicine and will use my influence to
defeat any legislation the object of
which is to permit any cult to prac
tice medicine at a standard of medi
cal education lower than those al
ready in the field, under the pretext
that its followers are notpracticing
medicine. I shall at all times support
medical legislation which is in the
interest of the people of the state -and
not for the interest of any special
cult or school of practice. I shall
vote to retain in Illinois a one-board
supervision over all medical matters,