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a kaf from the lodger of Hemundo
Cortez "He would, and probably in
his own good time will, say to Venus
tiano Carranza, "Go in and put down
this monster Huerta. We will not
send you a soldier, but if you need
money, weapons, ammunitions or
material of war, we have plenty
Thus, we should let the Mexicans
settle their own fight. We might pos
sibly blockade the ports of Mexico
so as to cut off Huerta's supplies. We
should aid Carranza just as Cortez
aided one side in an Aztec warj but
we should do it, not In the name of
conquest, but of peace. When Car
ranza had finally defeated Huerta, as
he could with our financial and ma
terial assistance, we should be in
position to say to whomsover' the
Carranzistas placed in the presi
dency, ''Now, friend, let us talk over
with you, as friends, the matter of
constitutional government, fair elec
tions in Mexico, and those educa
tional and land reforms which Car
ranza has stated as essential to con
tinued peace in Mexico'
All these things are well within
Wilson's choice. Why should he be
supposed to be even thinking of that
clumsy and destructive things inter
vention? Wilson is generally Sup
posed to be very long-headed and as
tute. "In the hands of men entirely
great the pen is mightier than the
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The beginning of the fall of the
great Roman Empire in A. D. 180 was
marked by the beginning of the rule
of Commodus, succeeding that of
the noble philosopher, Marcus Aure
lius, his father. Folly and cruelty,
shameless vice and unbridled ferocity
have often been illustrated in the ca
reers of the rulers of the world, but
nowhere more than in some of the
Roman emperors. These qualities
combined in Commodus involved
himself and the entire empire in fatal
Under the form of government no
check was Imposed on the ruler and
the vast empire was subject to the
caprice of one man. The state was
safe under such emperors as Nerva
Trojan, Hadrian and Marcus Aure
lius, but although the wise men had.
foreseen that a weak and inexperi
enced ruler might bring disaster to
the empire no provision was made to
The decline of the Roman power
and supremacy was forecast during
the bloody reign of the degenerate
Commodus. In the next 300 years
there was 23 emperors, 13 of whom
were murdered by their own soldiers
or servants in a period of cruelty, li
centiousness and decay.
By Berton Braley.
(San Franclscoans object to call
ing their city "Frisco.")
Why not call her "Frisco?"
Brethren, what's the harm?
Good old San Francisco
Will not lose her charm,
Just because you name her
With a nic-name brief;
How can "Friscoshame her,
Pain or cause her grief?
Lovers whisper pet names,
Mothers breathe them low;
Would -you, then, forget names
Which were given so?
"Frisco" is a tender
Phrase of lovingness;
Why should it offend her?
Wherefore bring distress?
Why not call her "Frisco?"
She'll he still the same
Gay old San Francisco
Under any name. .
Bright and brave and brisk. Oh,
Sweet is she and true;
Why not call her "Fris-o"
As the Rovers do?
Why not call her "Frisco,"
Where's the harm m "Frisco?"
Why not call her "Frisco" as the