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ONLY THE WOMEN KNOW WHAT WAR JN
"Oh, don't ask me what the War in
Mexico has" meant to women-! Gen.
Sherman told what war is to men.
But for us it has been so much, worse,
so indescribably frightful!" ,
Senorita Anua Carranza.
Senorita Anita Carranza, niece of
the greatest Mexican rebel, Gen.
Venustiano Carranza, spoke with a
sudden tragic glow in her eyes.
While her illustrious uncle has been-'
repeatedly triumphing over the
Huerta forces, Senorita Carranza has
been winning repeated triumphs of
her own, as a soloist at concerts in
New York, Newport and Boston.
"But my heart is with my poor
country and the despairing women
of my country!" she exclaimed, when
interviewed here today.
"You American men have talked
of going to war with Mexico. Don't
do it. You don't know what it means.
Only women understand how horri
ble war really is. Men think it a sort
of game, like ypur football, only play
ed on a more grim and tragic field.
When the game is over they declare
solemnly that 'war is hell!' But, just
the same, they go back to their game
every time they have a chance, just
for the excitement of it! and the
"But we women don't see any of
the sport. It is we who are victims
of the looting and of violence that
is worse. Truly, women in the soldiery-ravaged
parts -of Mexico are
living in an inferno! I have just re
ceived several letters from girl friends
in Piedras Negras. They tell of out
rages upon some of my old school
mates which would make you quiver
with rage, just as I do, if you could
"Several little peasant girls I know
of have committed suicide rather
than endure what the approach of an
army menaced them with. And others
are waging for themselves and their
helpless children a terrible fight
against starvation, while their hus
bands are at the front. To many of
them, as I know from experience in
my own family, comes the sickening
news that husband, son or brother
has fallen in battle or before the