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qualities, have done much to make
the Mexicans despise us.
The Mexicans hate us because we
have deprived them of territory. The
loss, of Texas was a serious blow, and
they have always ascribed it to us.
We took from-them more than half
their territory as a result of the un
just war of 1847. We took advant
age of Mexico's internal difficulties at
the time, and the Mexican war was
no great credit to our ability.
As a fact, we wanted land and we
took it! Mexico has not forgotten
she will not forget that act.
It is not strange that she suspects
us in the present, with this record of
The idea prevails throughout the
republic that we have our eyes .on
lower California and that we are en
couraging the rebellion in the north.
It is believed that we hope to play
there the same part that we played
when Texas pronounced its inde
pendence. American mines, American lumber
camps, American grazing lands,
' American oil wells, they believe will
be our excuse for taking over an
other slice of their territory, and re
ducing Mexico to the position of a
Central American state as "insignifi
cant as Guatemala.
But undoubtedly the' chief reason
why the Mexicans today hate us so
heartily is that they feel we are ex
ploiting them and their country.
Everywhere they find American cap
ital owning their sources of wealth.
Blindly, they feel that they have been
defrauded. "This is how," as John
Kenneth Turner says in his book on
"Barbarous Mexico"; "this is how the.
typical Mexican farm is a millionaire
farm, and why it has been so easy for
such Amerieans as William Randolph
Hearst, Harrison Gray Otis, E. H.
Harriman, the Rockefellers, the Gug
genheims and others, each to have
obtained possession of millions, of
" The Mexicans know that they have
been robbed. But they also know,
that we Americans will fight if need
be for our so-called "rights." So they
feel the hopelessness of it all, and in
that hopelessness their hatred takes
deeper and deeper root!
"NOTHING SLOW 'BOUT THE
COUNTRY BOYS" j
New York. 'And they say the
country boys are slow!" So. mused
pretty Bessie Carrette as, she combed
over a great stack of love letters.
These literary contributions have
been coming in to Bessie ever since
the announcement was made that
she had won the Polar Bear Club's
The gift was made to her because
of the daring dash she made into the
iqy breakers at Brighton Beach on
January 1. She was the first bather
into the, surf on that first day of the
The New York state association,
opposed" to woman's suffrage, will
compile a list of the good and bad,
plays being presented in the Eastern