pWERU-L-'-.RUSSIA.7JVIAKING. . WAR ON"
W. H. SHUSTER
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ftii' . W. Morgan Shuster.
mg war on one American citizen,
William "Morgan Shuster, -treas1
urer general of 'Persia. Russia
has Janded troops in Shuster's
'territory. Persia has backed
down but Shuster hasn't. This'
one-American citizen may cause.a
war jijst. because he .wont give in
JShuster was employed by Per
'sia tbjput the. finances of that
disabled country oir a firm foot
ing. President Taft recommended
him.' j Shuster went to Persia a
-few months ago with four other
hustjipg "Americans vF. S. Cairns
was made " ditectoivof taxation;
Charlbs L. McCaskey.was made
inspector "of " provincial revenue;
Ralph W.' Hills was'' made audit
ing chief; Bruce C Dickey was
made' inspector of taxation.
r This .was.very displeasing-to
Russia- and "England. -These
powers don!t wish , Persia's
finances' to be on a good footing.
They .desire thecduntry to re
main weak and'helpless, so'some
daythey ,may come in and divide
- Shuster instituted reforms that
made the rock-ribbed grafters of
of .business are. a' delightful mys
tery of 'the Persians..
'Russia has tried every plan and
.pretext to hinder Shuster's work.
It has seized upon excuses to
bring troops across ,the frontier
and to demand that Shuster's
work be undone. f Shuster may
have to leave the country but he
wont give in.
When the Spanish war broke
out,- Shuster- was 20. He was -a
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