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ference or help from Unde Sam.
'After seeing what happened to
Cuba, he is naturally suspicious.
But there is plenty of revolu
tion in Mexico. Zapata, at the
head of body of rebels, is raising
thunder in several unpronounc
able provinces, but it appears to
be mostly mob fighting. The fed
erals and Zapata's men will tan
gle in a few days, and then the
434th "decisive" battle of the war
will be fought. Isn't that trouble
enough for one poor country?
But think of the trouble of the
money trust members owning
concessions in Mexico, who are
forced to go to the inconvenience
of 'phoning to Washington for
troops ever)' time they want to
grab up a little more.
Now for a little visit over to
Ireland, where several Playboys
of the Western World had threat
ened to play hob with Winson
Churchill, first lord of the admir
alty, and mouthpiece of the liber
al government, when he tried to
tell them what a fine thing for
them home rule would be. Wha
did- these playboys care about
home rule? When they wanted
to rule they went to New York
and got a job on the police force.
Soaking was one of the neat lit
tle surprises that had been plan
ned for Winston. The unionists
and Orangemen had it nil fixed
to divert the Black Friars river
and flood the foot ball field where
Winnie was to speak. If this did
not stop him, there were other
-,va)S, and threats were terrible,
Oh, my yes !
Winston reached Belfast this
morning." So did a rainstorm.
Was he dismayed? not any. He,
was first lord of the admiralty,
and just loved the water, often
having gone for an outing on the
As usual, Winston had to go to
a hotel to confer with the -party
leaders before making his speech.
That is necesary. It wouldn't be
good form for the speaker to talk
before this conference. It is said
that even Len Small confers with
a certain party before talking.
Wliile Winston was in his ho
tel there was a little trouble, but
not much. About 8,000 healthy
good-tempered dock laborers,
bearing orange ribbons and a
crouch, paraded past the place. At
their head was an effigy of Win
ston borne along on a pole. They
were not interfered with, but
Winston was impressed. Merely
impressed. It wasv annoying, but
he didn't live in their ward, so
what of it.
Preceded by soldiers, soldiers
on both sides of him, and more
bringing up the rear, Winston
rode in state to the football field,
which had not been flooded, as
the orangemen did not care for
this diverting amusement
"Home rule," began Winston.
"Votes for women," interrupt
ed a soprano voice in the audi
ence, and then the real trouble be
gan. The women howled. The
Orangemen cheered. The union
ists "booed." Finally Winston
We might even find more trou
ble but we're not going to. This
will be all for today.