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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 01, 1913, Image 6',
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DAILY COMMENT ON PrOPLE AND THINGS
Military authorities say it would
take an army of 56(000 men six
months to subjugate Mexico, and
would cost 52,000,000 a-day.
After hat it would cost an addi
tional $150,000,000 each six months
for an army of occupation.
This is only the money cost. There
can be no accurate estimate of the
loss of life, but that would be heavy
because our army would have to
fight all Mexico.
Yet this is what Hearst wants this
country to do to protect the invest
ments he and other rich Americans
have made in Mexico.
We'd better tand by Wilson and
save both the lives and the money.
Let the Mexicans fight it out them
selves. Of course, not a single American
who has investments in Mexico would
shoulder a gun.
They would stay home and tell the
soldiers how to fight.
In the meantime, we might better
get busy and smash that corner in
the egg market.
Indianapolis now has what her
business men wanted a business
They also have a teamsters' strike
and a special police force with a lot
of business men sworn in as special
The new mayor is a tool of the
business interests and has bought 200
extra size nightsticks with which to
break workingmen's heads.
All of which indicates that the
business Idea is to beat the workers
into submission with clubs.
Of course, they will reply upon
workingmen or sons of workingmen
to do most of the dangerous police
work, just as they depend upon them
to scab during labor troubles.
The pity of it is that workingmen
and the sons of workingmen will fall
for that kind of work.
What those fool business men will
do to Indianapolis as a business cen
ter will be worth watching.
One thing they will do will be to
advertise Indianapolis as a good town
to stay away frohi.
If .you want to see some well-fed,
well-groomed, well-housed horses
and other four-legged animals, go to
the live stock exposition out at the
Those packers sure 0 take great
care of their four-legged animals.
But, after having visited the live
stock exposition, then go to the home
of some of the human slaves of the
You will then see how they DON'T
take decent care of their human be
ings. But there's a reason. Horses, cat-,
tie, sheep and hogs mean so much
money loss when they die.
But when a human being dies
there's always somebody to take his
place. So human life doesn't count.
They say there is always a big line
of men waiting at the yards tor a
job keeping the supply always
ahead of the demand.
Complaint is made to The Day
Book that County Treasurer O'Con
nell can't be found at his office when
folks want to See him, 'Smatter
Dont let the Bureau of Efficiency
throw a scare into you. Stay on the
In the meantime, look up the
plutes on the Bureau of Efficiency
and see how much taxdodging they
The Mann White Slave law ought
to be amended so as to provide
against shipping scabs from one
state to another.
Then it wouldn't be so easy to
ship strikebreakers from Chicago to
Colorado and the Michigan copper
country and hold them in slavery.
Congress walked right out this
morning, but walked right In again.
The lone special session merged
right into the regular session todayJ