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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6',
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thousands by disease and Mexican
bullets-? ' ,
Suppose we do annex all of the
majfy millions of acres of land in
Mexioo,. how many acres, will YOU
get? How many acres will YOUR
country get? -.
s .Won't Hearst and.Otisand Taft
andJRockefelter and Guggenheim and
all of the others who have got in on
the ground floor, own all then that
they owned before they brought on
And suppose we do pacify the Mex
ican people, will we see that the land
taken from them by the favored Mex
icans an,d, Americans is given back
Hearst says: "It is an unpleasant
duty, but it is a duty, and one that
in a generation every Mexican will
ldok back upon with gratitude as to a
great service rendered."
What great service are we going to
render the common people of Mex
ico? Will we make them happier
tnan we are making the coal miners
of Colorado, and the copper miners of
Michigan? Will you ma"ke their lot
any happier than the lot of hundreds
of thousands of landless men who
want to work and can't get work?
Will we make their lot any better
than we have ijiade the lot of the
millions we have driven into the jails,
penitentiaries, insane asylums and
other institutions for defectives in
our own America?
If we are to be the great pacifiers
of this continent, why not pacify
Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia
and every other state in the. union
where the poor are dispossessed of
theland and then held in industrial
Our forefathers, or somebody's
forefathers, fought to free this coun
try from British rule. How free are
We say the union army saved this
glorious union but" for whom?
Whose is it now? ,How much of it
belongs" to YOU?
wr course, it we
must nave war, l
then there Jn- ho lighting? p"1
somebody will have ta do the fight-
ing. It won't ba done by Hearst.
He'll never .get'within range of aios-
tile Mexican rifle. It won't be the.
Guggenheinis. Nor the Rockefellers.
None of the millionaires who will, -make
money by the pacification of
Mexico will risk his precious hide-.
None of them will do any killing or.
After we have pacified and policed
Mexico, they'll take what they al
ready haven't got n,ailed down. YOU
won't have any more of it than yoix"
have 'of this cpuntry. And the Mexi
caa people won't have any of it at
least no more than they have now.
Isn't v war hell?
Being Helpful. I am reading The
Day Book and "One Man's Opinions'
with keen interest. There have been
several subjects that you have elabor
ated upon and caused me to put you
'on one- partisan side or the other,
but, after thinking it over, have de
cided to leave you alone without in
fluencing one way or the other. In
the everyday saying, "you're pretty,
fair" in the "One Man's Opinions."
The best on the pike so far. Still,
plenty of room and opportunity for
The issue No. 168, Vol. 3, "One
Man's Opinions" comments on "A
Worthless Life" that of Suicide
Christian Wolf. He admits or he
thinks his life was useless and worth
less. Some one evidently had thrown
that accusation at him, causing the
death wound. Some are so thought
less with accusations that with only
a stinging word they send a death i
stab into a person, a human, who
may at 'that very moment feel his ut
fellows. If there
who can give him orher a conifortirig,
wp.rd then it s all
Is it any pleasure to hye amonsj
fplks who are dull
m life among his
is no one around
on. is it any won-,