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GOSSIP N NOTES
DANCER FOR DEMPSEY
IN FliHT AT LONDON
By H. C. HAMILTON.
( United Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York. Aug. 1.- If Jack
Dempsey agrees to go to London to
fight Joe Beckett or Georges Car
pentier, he will be flying in the face
of fate and past history of American
'I he American fight follower is
'jealous of his country's reputation
as a producer of champions and will
howl loud and long.if Dempsey al
lows himself to be lured abroad be
fore defending his title in this
It seems improbable thlat Jack
Kiearns, who has showed so much
astute business sense in guiding
Dempsey to the world's champion
ship, will now walk blindly into the
pitfall where so many A-uericans
The average American sports fol
lower tales defeat with victory ann
generally shuts up about it. He is'
not the kind who cries over a loss,
but he is unable just to erase from
his memory the defeat of Willie:
Ritchie by Freddie Welsh, the de
feat of Joe Lynch by Jimmy Wilde.
the victory of Wilde over P'al Moore,
and the feat of Georges Carpentier
in winning from Gunboat Smith, al
though he had been knocked out to
all intents and purposes by the
There tmust be somte queer twist'
to English rules that boxers on this
side of the water cannot fathom.
What it is no one yet has been able
to 'figure out. Eugene Corri gave
a wo'ld's championship to Freddie.
Welsh. although Willie Ritchie:
chased the Welshman all over the
24-foot ring they fought in and
scored heavily numerous times.
Corri also gave Wilde a decision
over Pal Moore, although Engtlnd'sl
seidational little man was practical
ly exhausted and was bleeding free-,
ly from the punishment bestowed on
hinm - by the American. He said f
Moore had fouled and thus lost the; l
decision. He should have disquali- (
fied the American if there was foul
ing. • 1
With this history to gaze upon i
Jack.'Detilpsey would do well to do ii
his' title-defending on this side of t
the 'ocean. New Jersey would like:
to se. Beckett or Carpentier in ac
tion against the champion and it,
would, pay Kearns to insist on the'
fights 'being staged in this country.
Dempsey is champion and has the
privilege of naming the site for a
championship encounter. He will
make no mistake if he exercises it.
Sil[JANUIii O IfHE GLUBHS
Won. Lost. Pet.
New York ........... 57 25 .695
Cincinnati ......... 58 28 .678
Chicago ................ 46 37 .554
Brooklyn . 42 41 .506
Pittsbhurg ........ 41 41 .5140
Boston . ....... 31 52 .372
St. Louis ........... 52 .366
Philadelphia 28 52 .350
W\'on. Lost. Pet.
Chicago ..... 57 33 .633i
Detroit ................. 50 39 .562
C.leveland ............. 50 39 .562
N York ........48 39 .552
St. -Louis _........ 47 40 .540
B6stoh ................ 39 48 .44S
'W a hington ........... 3 53 .41
P tifadlphia 24 62 .279
:. AMiERICAN ASSO('IATIO)N.
VW.on. Iost. Pet.
St .iul .... 54 33 .621
indianapolis 52 36 .591
Loiu.i.vile ......... 49 4" .5S
Coltmbus ... 44 4.3 .506
Kansks City ...... 44 44 .500
M.inneapolis .... 43 47 .47
Milwaukee 35 56 .385
Toledo ... 35 55 .389
Won. Lost. P'ct.
Vernon ................. 65 4 .
Los Airgeles .......... 65 46 .5s6
Salt Lake ...........5..... 46 .55
San Francisco ........ 58 53 .523
Sacramento ........ 51 54 .486
Ptortland .......... 47 59 .443
Oaklat d ............ 50 61 .,450
Setttle ............ ... 37 67 .350
New York 5, Pittsburg 2.
Philadelphia 11. St. Louis 4.
Boston 0-0, Cincinnati 5-2.
Detroit 1; Boston 2.
St: Loutis 3. Washington 2.
Chicago 7, New York 2.
St. Piul-Milwaukee. rain.
Colmtbu's. 1. Indianapolis 4.
Toledo. 11, Louisville 2.
Minnieaeolis 10, Kansas City 15
San F4rancisco 4, Sacramento 5.
Sealtle. 1, Salt Lake 2.
Portland U, Los Angeles 5.
Vernon 6. Oakland 5.
If atuto-racy had been victorious
it is practically certain that labor
strikes o'uld be suppressed.
Bulletin Boosters should patroni:.
Leaves' Anaconda -every evening
on,arrival of train from Butte at
6 p., m,, .arriving at Phillpsburg
at 7:80 p. m. W. BELLM, Prop
8AY ;OU SAW IT IN BULLETIN
MAY 1 NOT
* * * suggest thlat Mr. Demp
sey make his a three-round circus?
The West Seems Heavier.
It wasn't so very long ago thal
the east dominated both major cir
cuits. With the exception of the
White Sox. who won the pennant in
1917, the western end of the Amer
ican league has enjoyed no trinumphs
since the Detroit tigers finished on
top in 191i9. The Athletics were the
conquerors in 1910, 1911, 1913 and
1914. while the Boston Red Sox car
ried off the honors. in 1912, 1915,
1916 and 1918. Last year the Cubs
won the National league flag for the
west. liut after the victory of the
Chicago club in 19110. the east pre
dominated, with the giants winning
in 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1917, the
Braves scoring in 1914. the Phillies
getting there in 1915 and the Brook
lyns capturing the prize in 1916.
Today, the western clubs are ti1t
usually strong. The east is repre
sented by only two fornmidable ma
chines. the Giants and the Yankees.
if one or both of the New York clubs
fail to come through with a winning
fight, there will he much gloating int
the western cities. For many years
the west has been jealous of the
east, but the tables seem to have
heen turned, with only the Giants
and Yankees capable of standing off
the enemy, Furthermore, the Nev.
Y'ork teams must carry on the fight
single handed, for thie reason that
the other eastern teams can provide.
little or no assistance. If the
championships go west thlis year,
therefore, the New York clubs can
blame it. on a lack of co-operation by
the other clubs in the east.
Billy Miske, the St. Paul heavy
weight. will be idle for some time, as
he is confined to his bed under treat
nent for hip and spine trouble. As
a boy Miske was a cripple, but grad
tally overcame the affliction by
work in a gymnasium. His phy.
sicians say that. he will again be in
shape to fight in a few weeks, but
for the present lie is strapped to a
)oard and imust subsist on a mil k
incidentally Miske brands as a
bald fake a story recently circulated
o the effect that he could not be in
luced to again face Jack Dempsey in
the ring. He avers that. he doesn't
stand in awe of the new champion's
terrific punch and hopes to obtain
inotlher match with Jack as soon as
le is able to fight again.
Silent Charlie Harvey, Ted Lew
is' manager, expressed his pleasure
over the Lewis-Britton match as fol
lows, viz., to-wit:
'"lfhey've only fought 19 times,"
pipes Ch'arles. "and, believe me, al
though Britton is champion, the bet
ter lnan is still in doubt. I'mn for the
old tinters, anyway. Give me \\ard
and Yokes, Harrigan and Hart, Hlow
'rd and North. Mcintyre and Heath,
Lewis and Britlton. Old wine, old
shoes, old frielnds. That's mne all
1 L a' .11.1..t- ., ,
IPerform in New York.
A monster athletic meet in which
the victorious American army ath
letes leturning front France can par
ticipate upon their arrival in New
York, may he arranged by the Ama
teur Athletic union, as a sort of wel
conme-home meet. According to let
lers just received by Frederick WV.
Rubien, secretary treasurer of the
A. A. I., the menmbers of the teamn
are atll very anxious to compete in
such a meet here shortly aft, their
arl ival. Colonel ,J oht nsum, .whi has
entire charge of the arr'agemnents.
for the inter-allied games, and Col
onel Thomlpson, who accomlpalnied
the American team abroad, are both
in favor of sull a meet. and it is
likely that it will be arranged.
The date of this meet will, of
course. depend upon the team's ar
rival here. Colonel Thllonpson has
just promised to cable Secretary Ittu
bien just when the team is expected
to arrive in New York. and then the
local A. . A '. head will set the date
for the games.
Such a meet would be of great in
terest to followers of athletics. as it
would give them an opportunity to
see these great athletes in action,
which is an opportunity they tmay
never have again. The tmemlters of
the team come from all sections of
the country, and many of them from
distant points may never compete ill
New York again.
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IBITS OF NEWS I
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Budapest. -- Priests and business
men are excluded from the vote by
the soviet congress, which reserves
thie franchise for "workers. without
distinction of sex. who do work use
ful to the state," and red army sol
London. - l'werty-six different
shades of khaki were mentioned I
in a libel suit following the
holding ip by an officious A. P. l.
of an officer on the ground that his
collar was lnot the proper color.
London.---\Walked 300,000 miles in
53 years mail-carrying, is the rec
ord of Postman C. J. Upfold. of Has
lemere. who has just retired.
London.----A lock of Charles Dick
en's hair, with an autograph signa
ture of the novelist, realized $185 at
Paris.---Aeroplanes were regular
y anid sulccessfully used for convey
ing the wounded from the battle
fields of the Sahara desert. to hos
pitals in Oran, Algiers and Tunis.
covering the 300 kilometers in two
hours or less.
London. - The depredations of
jackdaws in the belfry caused Brent
wood bellringers to slaughter 14
pairs of birds. The vicar and church*
passed a vote of censure. The bell
ringers went on strike.-.
National Labor Notes
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The World Convention
The Steel Workers
The Densmore Report
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W\VASH-ING'tON Dl ItlEA
Washington, Aug. I. --Plolicemean
it tile national capital have not yet
'ollowaed the exainpl' of the London
'hobbies" and goIne on strike to im
prove their conditions; but they have
begun to o:gunitlze a clear-cut trade
union under a.i.pices which promise
complete success. They demand a
monthly wage of $150.
The Washington Policemen's union
is affiliated with the American Fed
eration of Labor and the Central
Labor union oi the District of Colum
hia. The organizer is aiming at 100
per cent membership, a fresh group
of 2011 public guardians being ready
for admission within a few days. A
committee of business men mnet at a
local theater on July 26 and organ
ized for the express purpose of assist
ing the policemen to perfect their
union. The need to improve the
numbers and morale of the Washing
ton police force has been emphasized
by the recent race riots. Secretary
James of the Centi a: Labor union
voices a widespread opinion when he
"if Washington is ever to have a
police department that will be effect
ive in such emergencies, the members
of the department must organize to
scure a larger, better paid force and
better working conditions. The labor
organizations of Washington will
help see to it that the claims of the
organized policemen for regular
working hours and better pay are
iresented to congrens in the proper
Organizer Gertrude McNally of the
Federal Employes' union, gives simi
lar encouragement, when she says:
"The policemen should be better paid
and there should be more of them.
Many sections of the city never sec
a policeman. Only the other night
women workers in the bureau of en
graving had to call off their regular
meeting because they had no police
protection against the hazards of
present unsettled conditions."
From 'lMacon, Ga., comes word that
the policemen of that city have
formed a trade union to promote
their welfare by collective action:
Pittsburg, Pa.. is another large city
where the public guardians have
formed a union. Organizers expect
that the next decade will see the
policemen of the country solidly lined
up beside the rest or tile country's
wage earners. Passing time, the
pinch of high prices and the neg ect
suffered at the hands of indiffe ent
officials have made the policeman
see that lie is not different from the
other workingman in the need to.
unite for defense against exploita
Bostou tnrnishes t s1till more un
usual trade union victor'y. The
"Hub of Culture" was scandalized
when the newspaper writers there
organized a union, joined the Central
Labor union, and preiared to strike
unless their grievances were satis
fied. This threat to leave the town
without any news struck the thought
less leisure elements at first as either
funny or preposterous. The asso
ciated newspaper owners also were
first inclined to treat the threat with
There caime an afternoon early in
July. however, when the news writerr
announced that there would be no
newspapers in Boston next, day unlest
a new scale of wages was granted at
oi ce. Pp to that timue the Newspaper
-ublishers' association had refused
even to receive a delegation of the
men. WVhen the threa: to strike im
mnediately was made t'e publishers
came down off their highl horses and
asked for a conference. Shortly aft
irward a settlement was reached
which means a 100 per cent victory
for the writers' union. The terms
of settlement call for $45 a week for
rewrite men and copy readers; $38
for reporters and $30 for district
This setllement applies to the
papers plrintedl ill ft,re-gn languages
as well as toi the seven printed in
IEnglish. Those entitled to the new
scale imust have been employed by t'
daily newspaper for- it least three
years. The scale is retroactive t(
Two attaches of the iepartnlent of
labor. Grace Abbot and Ethelberl
Stewart. have sailee -or Europe to
assist in preparations for the world
conference oni labor to be celebrated
in Washington next t;ctobcr. This
is the conference provided for in the
labor causts olf thie Paris peace
treaty. In this connection a furtlher
word can be slid about the pro
vision which restrivs latabor's repre
sentation to one fourth of tie roll
vention membership, the other three
fourths being divided, one for capi
tal and two for each of the various
As at first drawn at Paris the
agreement provided for one delegate
each for labor, capital and govern
ment. It occurred to :;t1ile Vander
velde. .the Belgian spokenman, and to
others, that if the different presi
dents anid primte ministers concerned
were allowed to name only one dele
gate they would likely naime a very
conservative individiua:. The strategy
was then resorted to of having eacl
governllment name t'vo delegates. it
thle hope that friendly but timnid gov
ernment heads would name one ac
ceptable pro-labor un.il if they could
match him with a known partisan of
the employers. By this expedient it
was hoped that the convention might
be more evenly diviaec uetweemn pro
labor and pro-capital, since the other
plan would almost certainly leave
labor in a one-to-thrG. m ninority.
Skeptics may regard the above art
rangement as a pretty long gamble
by tile friends of labor. In any case.
it illustrates the con -etion of labor i
spokesnmen at Paris that if a gov
ernment cannot be neut.al in the I
dispute between wages and dividends,
then -it will lean toward dividenfds.
On the- other hand. supporters of the
plan - finlly adoptere contend that
governments are coming into ie full
control of :labor so rapidly that in
the near future so-called "govern
ment spokesmen" w:il really be
spokesmen of labor. ;ust. as in the'
Past they have usually been friends
of the employers.
in thh coming October convention
here, for example. tie British labor
unions will have their one particular
delegate, with almost a certainty that
they Will also have one of the gov
ernmnent's delegates, since the power
of their unions and of the British
Labor party are a direct muenace to
Premier Lloyd George and cannot be
ignored in such an imtlortant mat
ter. In that case the British dele
gation as a whole will hbe at least 50
per cent pro-labor.
The French and Italian dilegations
may be no less evenly divided, with
a chance to ., e nearly three-to-one
pro-labor, should i--eniers Clemen
ceau and Nitti falil Itca.use of the
incessant labor attack, ill their re
spective chambers of deputies, be
fore the delegates to Washington
have been sanied. The five countries'
of Germany, 'Austria. -lungary Bul
garia and Turkey w:i ;hot be repre
sented at this first labor conference
provided by the peace settlement.
N\!ther .will Russia, if by that nanme
we imply the 1:l30,00,1,0U0 l'persolol
living within territory controlled by
the Moscow government. On the
other hand, Polanu and Finland-
once a part of Russia---and Czecho
Slovakia and Jugo-Slavia once parts
of Austria-Hungary -are likely to
send delegates. Labor is apt to be
fairly well represented in all these
The 300.00o men -nmployed in the
steel industry are at p;-esent engaged
in a poll to decide whether they.
favor a strike to c.eak the auto-.
cratic power of the owners and man
agenent. The committee appointed
co organize the steel workers have
issued a statement, in which they
"Tihe grievanece or tnese men are
real. Their lives are hard, and Lneit
conditions, prior to the oeginning of
the great organizing campaign, were
all but hopeless. There can be no
doubt that the strike vote will carry
Dy an overwheiming aiajority. In
deed, so badly have tnese men been
discriminated against in many local
;ties tnat it has been a most difficult
matter to prevent strikes from oc
curring long before this."
Judge Cary, cha;rman of the
United States Steel corporation, pro
fesses to be sanguine ::iat there will
be no strike. He says the workers
are satisfied with present conditions.
'The vast majority of the workmen
are not members of labor unions." is
a phrase he uses to console himself
with. Judge Cary would have us
ignore the well re.c:;ieed fact that
some of the most sensational strikes
have been by men who were not or
ganized until in desperationi they
rose in a unied demant for free
The strike vote bhLng taken is to
enforce the following general de
Right of collective bargaining.
Reinstatement of all men dis
chkrgeti for ilunion activities, with pay
for time lost.
The 8-hour day.
One day's rest in seven.
Abolition of 24-hour shift.
Increase in wages sufficient to
guarantee American standard of liv
Slandard scale of wages for all
crafts, and Classilicat;on of workers.
D)ouble rate of pay for overtime
and for Sundays a1nd holidays.
t'heck-off system of collecting
unionl dues and assessments.
The principle of seniority in main
taining. reducing an;,- increasing the
Abolition of company unions.
Abolition of physical examination
'or workers seeking employment.
The scandal of Tom Mooney's con
viction at Sani Francisco broke like
a stink ball on the floor of congress
this week, when Secretary of Labor
Wilson responded to an official re
quest from the lawmakers and sub
mitted the report of an investigation
?otnductted byv John B. D)enslmore for
tlie departmentt of labor. "Much of
Delllsmore',s evidence was obtained
from a dictaphone loca:ed in tile pri
vate office of District Attorney
Fickert. who conducted the prosecu
tion of Mooney. It ;. or interest that
many oif the conversations heard oni
the dlictaplhone were so indecent that
the government prinr:ng force at
Washinlgton has protested against
setting it up, and it has had to be
The report submitted to congr-ss
declares that Mooney did not receive
justice, and that the:e Is evidence to
indicate that he is the victim of cor
porate interests in California whoi
desire to discredit 111nin11 labor and
maintain the open shop. "The plain
truth is." says the report, "that
there is nothing about the case to
produce a feeling of confidence that
lihe dignity and majesty of the courts
have been upheld. There is nowhere
anything resembling consistency, the
effect being a patchwork of incon
,riuous makeshift and often of delib
orate expediency." It is pointed out
that while Fickert *.,ve his consent
to a Inew trial after Oxman had been
exposed as a perjurer for the prose
'ution. he later opposed a new trial,
evidently at the behest of financial
"Since the Oxman exposure," says
the report, the district attorney's
case has melted steadily away until
there is little left ->at an unsavory
record of manipulations and perjury.
further revelations having impeached
the credibility of practically all the
prinucipal witnesses for ine prosecu
tion. And, if any additional con
firmation were needed for the inher
^out weakness of the case, the ac
quittal of Mrs. Mooney and of Isabel
"Weinberg would seem to supply it."
Anl amusing circuml.tauce abl tut
the situation is that the Densmore
repolt was brought before congress
throutgh a mistake by a notorious
hater of union labor-Congressman
Blanton of Texas. Blanison had ben I
gunning for the labor depat tment.
and he hit upon the Idea of showing
that the department had spent piulblic
money in behalf of :-.e "notorious"
Mooney to make u -aceessary inves
tigation. Other men in congress at
first fteigned reluctance, and theni
voted for Blanton's revolution, call
ing upon Secretary "';lson to say
what he had done about the Mooney:
investigation, and how much it hadi
WITFHOAUT FOR THE
MEN WHO ARE IN
H nll dreds of \aworker s are ilierally rolling in the ,jails of lhis couilty
because Iof their aelivity in the cause of Labor. lMany of these vilctimsi'
of the vworld-widle class war. are awaing Itrial---antd have been awaiting
for many ,e.euryi mionths Ifor the speedy trial giuaranileed thein by lihe
[nited states (;oist.iltii n. O(thel'rs werte tried anid sentenced to teiinms
ralgiig fromli lnte to tweilty years duringii, the period of war hiysteria.
and appeals in lheir" cases are now being luken from King Capital drunk
to King Capital s.obeP.
Somite of' Lthe prisoneris have ecapedl by death, others are dying. mnny
have contranledl llietberclosis and other ll oathsome diseisees, arid ll are
suffering untiiild agony ifrom close ciitni'ienemeit in the felid atmosphere,
from insanilary andl uniheallhy su'rotuinlinigs. from poor aid insuifficieint
l'food. lad froln iilhunaii li'eaient accorded them by brutalized guards.
1'ast attempts tso securie hail l'or all of these workers in. jail have not
been altended with greataL success because of tthe lack of sy-stem. In
lividiuals sou hlt to seicure bail for' itheir peIrsonal friends. and failing to
get the necessary amnintl they returtned what had been collected; lhus
imaking their enitire efforts li'rilless. This was he condition lfacing the
dlelegates l'fro all the western district oruganizatilons of the Industrial
\V.rkers of the Worind when they reel in conference on July 3 and 4- in
Seattle. The delegates solved I.he problern by an unfailing means---
A Bail and Bond (Committee was elected to systematize the work of
cllectling hail and t a nation-wide drive has been stlarted to secure Ilhe
loan of cash, Liberty Bonds and property suffiientl o gain lthe release
of, all class \vwar risonllers. VWiti prlacticallyh no advertising Six Thou
sald li ollairs were raised in the first five days. More than Two thum
dred T'hot.usand Iohllars are needed to release those now being held for
ltheir Labor activity.
Sumlns of Five I)ollars and tip are accepletd as ioans, and all cash, Lib
erlyI Bionds ot o r',perty is tabulated ill triiplicate. one copy going .to Ihe
ipeson minaki h iign I te lan.l anofther being I'etained by the Bail and Bond
.olimmillee. and111 the third being filed with the rlttldes Union Savings
anrd Loan, Assiciation of' Sealttle. with whom all funds, bonds and protp
erly schedules will he banked.
Only those w\\ho have been proved loyal and trustfworthy are being
senl oatl as coilectors. Everylhinlg possible has beenl done Io safeguard
lthis bail anid bnd fulnld, froln tlie selection of the conmmittee to the
choitce of thle bunklK. A riortion of the fund is being set aside to returllln
hloans oni dem-antlni in case persons xwho have made lhem nlcei forced to
leIve the co(untilry or have other reason.s for making a withdrawal.
Hail will be ulsedllto relase specified persons where thai is desired,
but othel'rwise te release will lake place by a blind dl'awinLg of names,
tliis inscuriing lfairness I all prisoners. By common cotnsent, the meni
in WVichita. Kansas, jail will firist he released. as they have been held
flhe longesl ulld ijail. cir litions are worse there th tIny'here else in
the entire co'ultlr'y. This bail has neariv all beeni subscribed, and' the
men will b deiade aneredited colle('rs when released, and their speedy
release will lhelp toi sel lthers al liberty.
No neceessity exists f'ur" ali'egulmet. Your dulyx is clear; II' your ear's
are notI deaf Ito a call from your classii . if youl feel thatl an injur y to one
is tll iliulir'y to il. if' tlhere birnss within yiou the faintiest spark of humllan
ilfv, yui will see lhat l.he menl do inot emrnain behind the bars an tin=
ne cessary minirtbe beiacse you withhIld yoe' suppolllt.
THEY ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU!
ARE YOU WILLING TO LOAN YOUR DOLLARS TO THEM?
Send all cash, checks and bonds to John L. Engdahl, Secretary of Bail
and, Bond Committee, Box W, Ballard Station, Seattle.
Property schedules should be filed with Attorney Ralph S. Pierce,
Room 607 Central Building, Seattle.
Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., J. E. Williams, Bond and Ball
cost the taxpayer. '":en the sensa
tional report of the Mooney frameulp
was read on the floor, Blanton fled
the scene in dismay and has been in
semi-hiding ever since.
Finally. it must be recorded that
all the facts are nc.i included even
in this report to congress, for Secre
tary Wilson explaL.s to the law
makers that thinge -rave been dis
covt red about the att::apt to procure
a new trial for .\Mooney which cannot
be made public at this juncture with
out injury to "the public interests."
As it is, he states, the -.:eral govern
Inent did not interest itself in the
case until it had become "an inter
national labor case, endangering the
friendly relations be-tween the United
States and Russia, ana affecting the
prosecution of the war."
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The Fourteen Points !
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Orlando smiled; and Pichal said,
"Your fourteen little points are
"Not so." the president replied.
"My little points have never died.
"You think Shantung brings me cha
No: for Japan it's always been
An economic barrier.
I promised to remove all such--
I can't say China likes it much --
iBut all Japan is merrier.
"I said we'd open our debate
And hide no plan for any state,
From Omsk to the Trentino;
And nothing's hid, you must agree.
Flroml Clemenceau or George to me.
Or even old Sounino.
'Let's take the Saar---'and there
'That France alone made up her
Without any consultation.
No words of mine would shs8 em
It was. you see, a clear-cut case
"The freedom of the seven seas
We have secured with perfect ease
Debate it, if you choose to;
The league of nations, in its might,
Declares the seas hav:e every right
To flow on as they used to:
"Need I say more?"--"No more;"
And straightway to their tasks they
With all their aides and all their
Applying fourteen points to Turks.
The successful ones are buying
Thrift and War Savings stamps.
"Restore Law and Order"
Will Take Place of "Make
the World Safe for De
New York, Aug. 1.-Intervention
in Mexico by the United States with
a view to milking our sister repub
lic safe for Anglo-French-Anrturican
financial imperialism is being paut
over on the people of the U:nted
States.with amazing rapidity. Among
the significant facts of the las!. few
weeks which have transpired with
out apparently creating any particu
lar stir are the following:
1. A meeting was recently held
in the Bankers' club, New York
city, between representatives of
American oil interests in Mexico and
tt leading religious organization to
map out the campaign of spiritual
uplift for our boys in the inevitable
war with Mexico.
2. A host of translators and legal
experts are at work in New York
city now to figure out a method by
which certain enormous oil and gas
properties may nominally be held
by native dummy directors to con
form with Mexican law, but the reill
control may reside in Wall street.
3. For the last six months higher
officials of the American army have
been drawing up plans for a Mexi
can campaign by the United States
4. The British government has
already taken over title to the oil
holdings of its nationals in Mex'co.
and has thus perfected an impor
tant step toward an Anglo-Ameri
can alliance to exploit our sister
5. The most powerful banking
groups in the world, headed by J.
P. Morgan & Co.. of New York. and
including Briti:.h and French bank
ers besides other American firms
have organized themselves to pro
tect the "'rights" of foreign inves
tor's in Mexico.
6. An intensive c.mnniip ft.r
tervention in Mexico-on humanl.
tarian, not oil grounds-is uelig,
waged upon- President Wilson.
7. The New. York Times en July
9 declared: "The statement was
made to the New York Times corre
spondent by a person who is usual
ly well informed that President Wil
son would soon appear before" con
gress and make an address on tlhe
Mexican problem, dealing with the
matter along the lines of the Mc
Kinley message to congress which
led to intervention in Cuba."
8. "Restore law and order" will
be the slogan of our war with Mex
ico, just as "making the world safe
for democracy" was our govern
ment's' slogan for fighting the Ger
mans. Says the New York 'l'imes:
"A canvass of the situation seems
to indicate that American interven
tion in Mexico, not. for the purpose
of interfering with the sovereign
right of Mexicans to govern them
selves, but to protect the lives and
rights of, foreigners in Mexico, and
to restore law and order, may he a
matter of months if not weeks."
I Today's Anniversary. I
Aug. I in History.
17 49--Samuel Doank, educator.
born; he organized the first school
1770--William Clark, explorer,
born; with Meriwether Lewis he
crossed the Rocky mountains in
1 'r1--George Ticknor, author
and educator. born; founder of Bos
ton public libraiy.
1852-- Gilbeit C. Walker, gover
nor of Virginia. born; "The Politi
cal Savior of Virginia."
18I41-Robert T. Lincoln. states
man: and lawyer, born; -son of Presi
1876-Colorado admitted to the
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