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made friends, who became his sponsors or employers, and whose verdict upon his work now constitutes the basis of his fame. This is the normal career of merit under the system of individual liberty and responsibility. We have heard much, in these later days, of proposed reconstructions of society in which masses and classes are to be substituted as units for integral men. Yet no one denies the immense value to society of great achievements and inspiring ex¬ amples; and it is fair to ask of any new sociological phi¬ losophy whether, if put into operation, it could produce a man Uke John Fritz.
ROSSITER W, RAYMOND.