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tal invested, beyond the Rio Grande be lost than that one
American life be sacrificed to protect it.
And who'll do the fighting and the getting killed?
Not Hearst. Not Otis. Not Rockefeller. Not a single
one of the rich men who have investments in that God-'
forsaken country. It will be the workingman and the
sons of workingmen who have nothing to gain and every
thing to lose by a senseless wdr on foreign soil.
Compared with our entire citizenship the men finan
cially interested in Mexico constitute a bare handful.
Hearst is one of them. His masters in Wall street are the
others. He hears his master's voice and squeals for war.
He is the tool of Wall street, the servant of privilege.
And now he is trying to stir up hostility of European
governments to the strictly American policy of President
Wilson It is the duty of every patriotic American citi
zen to stand by President Wilson and his sound Mexican
policy and let Hearst and Wall street squeal until they
are black in the face.
There isn't an ounce of genuine patriotic blood in
their veins. They are money-mad. They want war for
what money there is in it for them. Let us be thankful
that We have in the White House a real American with an
iron jaw, and a soul that can't be scared by the Money
Trust, the Invisible Government and all their kept news
paper publishers. ' -
DOINGS OF THE A. F. OF L. AT
THE SEATTLE MEET
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 19. The A.
P. of L. convention adopted a reso
lution demanding exclusion from the
United States of all Asiatics and a
literacy test for all immigrants, and
forwardeda copy of same to Wash
ington. The debate which preceded
the vote showed the federation lead
ers oppose only the immigration of
Europeans whose illiteracy would
make them easy for "exploiters"
The federation went on record as
favoring checking of uudesuable mi-.
migration "at its source," but main-'
taining agents abroad to keep for-k
eigners informed of conditions here.
Jeff Davis, president Migratory
Workers of the World, will ask the'
federation to demand the repeal off
the State vagrancy laws as uncon-
"Seventy thousand hoboes are in
a state of peonage throughout the
country because of existing vagrancy
laws," he said. "I'm a hoB'o not a
tramp or bum. A hobo is an itinerantl
worker who travels, but does not beg,v
A bum is a loafer who stays in one
place and a tramp is a traveler wLo
will not work." . n