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working- class, whether it is organ
ized or not. That class is entitled to
an advocate; and I'm trying to make
The Day Book that advocate.
I am not taking a high and lofty
position of a judgean impartial
judge but rather the position of an
advocate, not only to give the people
the truth, but to plead the cause of
that class and see .that they get as
near a square deal as is humanly pos
Don't YOU think waitresses have
as much right to belong to a union
as their employers have?
Don't YOU think they ought to get,
at the very least, decent treatment
from the police?
Hearst and Mexico. I haven't
been stirred up even a little bit by the
startling headlines and lurid stories
about the murders of foreigners in
Mexico. I read enough about Benton
to learn that although he was a Brit
ish subject he had lived in Mexico
something like 20 or 25 years.
I presume that in all that time he
did nothing to' support the British
government, but merely retained his
oitizenship so as to claim protection
of that flag.
Like as not he threw out his chest
at times because he felt that John
Bull would back him up.
But whether Britisher or American,
the man'-ho goes into Mexico to live
and get rich takes the chance him
self, and has no right to saddle it on
the rest pf us.
Anyhow, even if a few outsiders
get mixed up in the Mexican mess
and lose their lives, I can't see where
we gain anything by sending an army
down there to get revenger and sac
rifice thousands of American lives in
Hearst is making a; yellow fight to
kick up a'ruhipus with little Mexico,
just as he did to start that scrap with
Spain. Doubtless it was rare fun for
Willie to run stories of that war, but
HE didn't risk his life. The soldier
boys did that , j
And Hearst wouldn't do any fight
ing farther south, than Riverside
Drive in New York if we got into a
fight with Mexico. But he would
print nice stories about the soldiers
who would make his million dollar
ranch in Mexico worth several mil
lions. If it's too hot for Americans and
Britishers down in Mexico let them
run along home. Let the Mexicans
fight it out among themselves, i
haven't the slightest objection, how
ever, to Hearst going to Mexico and
protecting his own property.
President Wilson's Mexican policy
suits me first rate. Let Hearst go
Mr. Green Now I'm going to tell
i" pninetbine. Ethel. Do vou know
that last, night, at your party, vour
sister promised to marrv me? I hone
you'll forgive me for taking her away.
.utue JUthpl Forgive you, Mr.
Green? Of course I will. Whv.
;that-'s what- the -party was for.